Week in TV: 11/20 Librarians & Brazilian Sci-Fi

By Alyssa & DRWHO42

While the Thanksgiving holiday is certainly a time for food, parades and football, there are a couple of geeky nuggets happening this week. On Sunday we see the return of the light hearted The Librarians on TNT. On the other side of the emotional spectrum, Netflix is premiering a Post-Apocalyptic thriller 3% on Friday the 25th. Produced and shot in Brazil, largely with international talent, we don’t quite know what to expect but it has the potential to be rather interesting.

Non-geeky additions worth checking out this week are Pumkin Chunkin on the Discovery the Science channels [Canceled due to injury] and Search Party on TBS. Because the hurdling of pumpkins trough the air is always appealing, Pumkin Chunkin is on the short list of fun shows. TBS is releasing Search Party in the Netflix/Amazon model, all at once, to ‘encourage binging’

We say good-by for now to Stan Against Evil. While IFC has not announced a second season, I believe the numbers were strong enough for renewal.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Kevin is away on VaKa… he’ll be back in the next week or two
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, The Exorcist, The Strain, Falling Water, & Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch

Alyssa’s picks:
New/Returning: Librarians, 3% and maybe some hurdling pumpkins
Watching live: Walking & Talking Dead,  Survivor,  Designated Survivor, MARS, Good Behavior & Doctor Who
Letting Stack up:  Ash vs Evil Dead, Blacklist, Blindspot, Gotham, Lethal Weapon, Notorious, The Strain,  This is Us,  Marvel AoS, Hell’s Kitchen, Flash, Z-Nation, The Exorcist, Better Things,  Lucifer, Arrow, Pure Genius, Stan Against Evil, Falling water, People of the Earth, Pitch, Van Helsing, Dirk Gently & Shooter.

Notable geek shows are highlighted in red.

Sunday, November 20, 2016
8:00 PM
ABC    ABC Special: 2016 American Music Awards [Three-hour Special Presentation]
PBS    Durrells In Corfu, The: Episode 6 (#4662) [1st Season Finale]
TNT    Librarians, The: And The Rise Of Chaos (#301) [3rd Season Premiere]
8:30 PM
FOX    Bob’s Burgers: The Quirkducers (bob-616) [New Episode – Special Time]
9:00 PM
MTV Live    Nugs.net Live Stash: Gov’t Mule At The Capitol Theatre 2015 (#108) [1st Season Finale]
10:00 PM    Showtime    Affair, The: Episode 1 (#301) [3rd Season Premiere]
PBS    Indian Summers: Episode 10 (#4646) [2nd Season Finale]
11:59 PM
ADULT SWIM    Squidbillies: Thanks-takin (#1009) [Special Presentation]

Monday, November 21, 2016
11:00 PM    TBS    Search Party: The Mysterious Disappearance Of The Girl No One Knew/the Woman Who Knew Too Much (#101/102) [Series Premiere]

Search Party is a dark comedy about five self-absorbed 20-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance suddenly disappears. In order to capitalize on the Thanksgiving week with a captive young audience, TBS will air the entire first season of Search Party during the holiday (Nov. 21-25), with two episodes each night from 11 p.m. to midnight (ET/PT). To build interest even further, TBS will encore the first season during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s, while also making all 10 episodes available on demand the night of premiere to encourage binge viewing. Click for show time info  Click to watch first 2 episodes

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
8:00 PM
THE CW   The: The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Honors [Two-hour Special Presentation]
NBC     Macy’s 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Special [One-hour Special Presentation]
10:00 PM
PBS    Soundbreaking: Stories From The Cutting Edge Of Recorded Music: Tba (#108) [1st Season Final]
10:30 PM    IFC    Stan Against Evil: Level Boss (#108) [1st Season Finale]

Friday, November 25, 2016
3:01 AM
NETFLIX    3%: Complete First Season (#101-108) [Series Premiere]

Written by Pedro Aguilera (Copa de Elite, Os Homens São de Marte E É Pra Lá Que Eu Vou) and produced by Boutique Filmes, the first Netflix original series filmed in Brazil will bring a diverse group of veteran actors and rising talent to a global audience through Netflix. The first season will have eight episodes and will be filmed in Ultra HD 4K. 3% is a post-apocalyptic thriller set in near-future Brazil, where a select few are allowed to join a privileged society after undergoing an intense and competitive process. Click to see more information

NETFLIX    Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life (#801-804) [8th Season Premiere]
11:00 PM
TBS    Search Party: Tba (#109/110) [1st Season Finale]

Saturday, November 26, 2016
8:00 PM
DISCOVERY & SCIENCE Special: Punkin Chunkin [Three-hour Special Presentation [Competition cancelled due to injury on set]
8:25 PM
BBCA    Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks – S1 – Ep2 [Special Presentation]

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.