Week in TV: 2/12 Humans, Awards, and The Walking Dead

By Alyssa & DRWHO42

It is a quieter week with regard to new entries. Doubt from CBS is a lawyer procedural which may draw some attention.

The big events in our TV viewing outlook will occur earlier in the week. Sunday we have the two award shows – BBCA’s British Academy Film Awards and The 59th Annual Grammy Awards. However, the we feel the biggest award will go to AMC’s The Walking Dead followed by Talking Dead.

Our resident TWD expert Mlgagne has done an excellent character study on Darrel Dixon, we strongly suggest taking advantage of her research before the back half of season 7. We are looking forward to her future character studies! Click here for the Darrel Dixon Character study. In addition, the Blog team will recommence the weekly TWD recaps so be on the look out some great recaps.

Monday we’ve got the anticipated return of Humans on AMC. If you have not watching the series you can catch up on AMC.com.

Lastly, we will say goodbye to Young Pope, which wraps up its first season on HBO this week.

Looking back at the prior week we were very impressed. First up is 24: Legacy, the excitement of the early seasons of 24 is back. It remains to be seen if they’re able to maintain the plausibility going forward but they certainly succeeded on the first 2 episodes. For the uninitiated we recommend checking it out since it is a total new cast and new story – perfect entry point to the franchise. The second new series debuting last week was FOX’s APB. The series centers on a billionaire who uses his fortune and technological resources to help fight crime in a Chicago police district. The premiere was interesting, however we are curious about the long-term storyline with this particular offering. We will continue to watch on the chance it becomes more then an updated Knight Rider.

The third new series is FX’s Legion. We highly recommended this series. It also has a re-watch value to pick up on the things you may have missed on the first go-around. It’s in our top 20 shows of the season.

We’re announcing the winter & spring season premieres every Sunday so stay tune to our weekly posts for more details. What shows are you looking forward in 2017? If there are any series that excites you please join the conversation on the FoCC forum and let us know by clicking here.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: —
On-going: 24!, Legion, Victoria, Emerald City, Sleepy Hollow, The Blacklist, Blindspot, The Big Bang Theory, Agents of SHIELD, Colony, Taboo, Timeless, Gotham, Supergirl, Quantico, Flash, Arrow, Black Sails, The 100, Legends of Tomorrow
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Incorporated, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians

Alyssa’s picks:
New/Returning: Walking & Talking Dead, Humans
Watching live +3: The Expanse, Training Day,  Magicians, Face off, Bones, Colony, Victoria, Timeless, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, 24 Legacy, Legion & APB
Still Stacked up: Riverdale, Vikings, Emerald City, Powerless, The 100, The Exorcist, Van Helsing, Z-nation, The Flash, Gotham, Blindspot, Supergirl, Shooter, Marvel AoS, Falling Water, Six, Incorporated, Taboo, The Frontier.

Notable geek shows are highlighted in red.

Sunday – February 12, 2017
8:00 PM
BBCA    British Academy Film Awards [Special Presentation]
CBS      The 59th Annual Grammy Awards [Special Presentation]
STARZ    The Missing: Come Home [2nd Season Premiere]
9:00 PM
AMC     The Walking Dead: Rock In The Road [7th Season Winter Premiere]
9:30 PM
FOX     Bob’s Burgers: Bob Actually [New Episode – Special Time]
10:00 PM
HBO     Girls: All I Ever Wanted [45-minute 6th Season Premiere]
10:13 PM
AMC     Talking Dead: Rock In The Road [6th Season Winter Premiere]
11:00 PM
HBO     Last Week Tonight With John Oliver [4th Season Premiere]

Monday – February 13, 2017
12:24 AM
AMC     Comic Book Men: Karate Kustomer [6th Season Winter Premiere]
9:00 PM
HBO     Young Pope: Tenth Episode (#10/110) [1st Season Finale]
10:00 PM
AMC     Humans [2nd Season Premiere]

Tuesday – February 14, 2017
3:01 AM
HULU     Mindy Project, The: Tba (#508) [5th Season Winter Premiere]
NETFLIX     NETFLIX Special: White Nights [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX     NETFLIX Special: Katherine Ryan: In Trouble [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX     NETFLIX Special: Girlfriend’s Day [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX     Project Mc2: Complete Fourth Season [4th Season Premiere]
8:00 PM
THE CW     Tough Mudder: The Challenge Within [One-hour Special Presentation]

Wednesday – February 15, 2017

10:00 PM
CBS     Doubt: Pilot [Series Premiere]

DOUBT stars Katherine Heigl as Sadie Ellis, a brilliant attorney at a boutique firm who starts to fall for her charismatic client, Billy Brennan, an altruistic pediatric surgeon recently accused of murdering his girlfriend 24 years ago. Sadie is hiding her growing feelings from everyone, including her close friend and colleague, Albert Cobb, who thinks he knows everything about her. Working on other cases at the practice is Cameron Wirth, a transgender Ivy League graduate who fights passionately for her clients since she’s experienced injustice first hand; Tiffany Simon, a second-year associate who is quickly learning the ropes from Wirth; and Nick, a former felon who earned his degree while serving time. They all consider it a privilege to work for Isaiah Roth, a revered legal lion and “lefty” legend, whose approval is their holy grail. Sadie’s decision to become involved with her client could put her career, as well as her happiness, at risk if Billy is found guilty, which means she needs to work all the harder to prove reasonable doubt, even if she has some herself.  Click to read more   Click for trailer

SCIENCE     Hacking The Wild [Series Premiere]

Friday- February 17, 2017
3:01 AM
NETFLIX     Chef’s Table: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX     Dragons: Race To The Edge: Complete Fourth Season [4th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX     NETFLIX Special: The Seven Deadly Sins: Season 2 [Special Presentation]

Saturday, February 18, 2017
9:00 PM
BBCA     Planet Earth II: Islands [Series Premiere]

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.