Week in TV: 10/16 EPIX, Dirk and even more Baseball

By Alyssa & DRWHO42

MLB playoffs are in full swing and we all enjoying the new & returning series so far. There is one new entry this week that stands out, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The first episode was screened at New York Comic Con and the feedback from the audience was positive. Another highlight this week is the Journey So Far special for The Walking Dead which is a preparation for the season premiere on October 23rd.

For an overview with trailers of all new October shows check out our new show guide for this month by clicking here.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Falling Water, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
On-going: The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Timeless, Conviction, Elementary, The Big Bang Theory, The Blacklist, Gotham, Marvel’s Agents of Shield, The Exorcist, Designated Survivor, Blindspot, Fear the Walking Dead, The Exorcist & The Strain
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0

Alyssa’s picks:
New/Returning: Dirk Gently
Watching live:  catching up after NYCC
Letting Stack up:  Ash vs Evil Dead, Blindspot, Gotham, Bull, Lethal Weapon, Notorious, The Strain, Van Helsing, Marvel AoS, Halt & Catch Fire, Hells Kitchen, Flash, Designated Survivor, Survivor, Z-Nation, The Exorcist, Better Things, Pitch, This is Us, Lucifer, Arrow

Notable geek shows are highlighted in red.

Sunday – October 16, 2016

8:00 PM
PBS     The Durrells In Corfu: Episode 1 (#4657) [Series Premiere]
FS1     MLB Special: 2016 Nlcs – Game 2 – Time Tba [Special Presentation]
FOX    The Simpsons: Treehouse Of Horror XXVII (si-2716) [600th Episode]
9:00 PM
Discovery     Alaska: The Last Frontier: The Great Kilcher Quake (#601-120) [2-hour 6th Season Premiere]
AMC The Walking Dead: Journey So Far (#700-120) [2-hour Special Presentation]
EPIX Berlin Station (#101) [Series Premiere] Click here for the trailer. 

Berlin Station is a contemporary spy series that follows Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage), an undercover agent who has just arrived at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany. Miller has a clandestine mission: to determine the identity of a now-famous whistleblower masquerading as “Thomas Shaw.” Guided by jaded veteran Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans) Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field officer – agent-running, deception, danger and moral compromises. As he dives deeper into the German capital’s hall of mirrors and uncovers the threads of a conspiracy that leads back to Washington, Daniel wonders: Can anyone ever be the same after a posting to Berlin? Read More

10:00 PM
EPIX Graves (#101) [Series Premiere] Click here for the trailer. 

President Richard Graves (Nick Nolte), a former two-term POTUS, embarks on a Don Quixote-like quest to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy 25 years after leaving the White House. With topics ranging from immigration to gay rights, to foreign policy to public funding for arts and sciences, Graves holds nothing sacred as he unspools some of his administration’s proudest victories. His enlightenment takes place just as his wife Margaret Graves (Sela Ward) decides it’s finally time for her to pursue her own political ambitions. Read More

USA     Eyewitness (#101)[Series Premiere] Click here for the trailer.

The ten-episode, straight-to-series drama will be adapted for American television by Adi Hasak (creator, “Shades of Blue”). The series, which explores a grisly crime from the point of view of the eyewitnesses, is executive produced by Hasak, who brought the series to UCP and serves as showrunner. ….The ten-episode, straight-to-series drama will be adapted for American television by Adi Hasak (creator, “Shades of Blue”). The series, which explores a grisly crime from the point of view of the eyewitnesses, is executive produced by Hasak, who brought the series to UCP and serves as showrunner. Read More

Monday – October 17, 2016

8:00 PM
TBS     MLB Special: 2016 AlCS – Game 3 – Time TBA [Special Presentation]
9:00 PM
THE CW     Jane The Virgin: Chapter Forty-five (#301) [3rd Season Premiere]
9:30 PM
CBS     The Odd Couple: London Calling (#oc301) [3rd Season Premiere]
11:00 PM
VICELAND     Desus & Mero: Monday, October 17, 2016 (#101) [Series Premiere]

Wednesday – October 19, 2016

3:01 AM     HULU     Chance [Series Premiere] Click here for the trailer.

Based on Kem Nunn’s novel, Chance is described as a provocative psychological thriller that focuses on Eldon Chance (Laurie), a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. After an ill-advised decision regarding an alluring patient who may or may not be struggling with a multiple personality disorder, Chance finds himself in the crosshairs of her abusive spouse, who also happens to be a ruthless police detective. In over his head, Chance’s decent into the city’s shadowy underbelly, all while navigating the waters of a contentious divorce and the tribulations of his teenage daughter, soon spirals into an ever deepening exploration of one of mankind’s final frontiers — the shadowy, undiscovered country of the human mind. Read More

7:30 PM
TBS People Of Earth: Sneak Peek (#101) [Special Presentation]
8:00 PM
FS1 MLB Special: 2016 NLCS – Game 4 – Time TBA [Special Presentation]
TBS MLB Special: 2016 ALCS – Game 5 (if necessary) – Time TBA [Special Presentation]
9:00 PM
All Major News Special: The Third Presidential Debate (University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV)

Thursday – October 20, 2016

8:00 PM
FS1 MLB Special: 2016 NLCS – Game 5 (if necessary) – Time TBA [Special Presentation]
FOX The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Fox, Telefilm)

Friday – October 21:

3:01 AM
AMAZON AMAZON Special: An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has To Win [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Black Mirror: Complete Third Season (#301-306) [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Midnight Diner: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]
8:00 PM
TBS MLB Special: 2016 ALCS – Game 6 (if necessary) – Time TBA [Special Presentation]
THE CW The Vampire Diaries: Hello, Brother (#801) [8th Season Premiere]
9:00 PM
THE CW Crazy Ex-girlfriend: Where Is Josh’s Friend (#201) [2nd Season Premiere]

Saturday – October 22:

7:30 AM Cartoon Lego Nexo Knights: Kingdom Of Heroes (#210) [2nd Season Finale]
8:00 AM DFC Transformers: Rescue Bots: Upgrades (#425) [new Episode – Special Time]
8:30 AM DFC Transformers: Rescue Bots: Transformations (#426) [4th Season Finale]
11:00 AM DFC My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: To Where And Back Again: Part 1 (#625) [new Episode – Special Time]
11:30 AM DFC My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: To Where And Back Again: Part 2 (#626) [6th Season Finale]
8:00 PM
TBS MLB Special: 2016 ALCS – Game 7 (if necessary) – Time TBA [Special Presentation]
FS1 MLB Special: 2016 NLCS – Game 6 (if necessary) – Time TBA [Special Presentation]
9:00 PM
SYFY Shadows Of The Dead [Original Telefilm]
BBCA Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Horizons (#101) [Series Premiere]Click here for the trailer. 

This is the most difficult show to summarize. The show is based on Douglas Adam’s book series published in ’87.  I suggest a look at the cast of characters, all whom are quirky and interesting, here.  For example this is the description of Dirk, “Dirk Gently has strange psychic abilities that enable him to sense tangential connections. He’s turned these abilities into his new profession: that of a “holistic detective,” a term that reflects his belief in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things. However, his abilities have condemned him to a lonely life devoid of human connection. A man with an interesting sense of style and a brusque manner that quickly annoys, Dirk exists on the assumption that everyone around him will instantly recognize his authority…  even though said authority doesn’t exist, and pretty much no one ever acknowledges it, ever.”  Read More

Alyssa

Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 & was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently she has branched out to comic art and books and the occasional Lego. She goes to as many con's as she can & enjoys the 'long form' story telling of TV. She also enjoys new kinds of food- yes, she is a foodie.