Week in TV: 3/5 Time Travelers, Survivors, and a Samurai

By Alyssa & DRWHO42

The past week in TV was certainly full of surprises from the Oscar Best Picture mixup to some of the great series we are watching. 24: Legacy is delivering on the action and has certainly plotted out its own identity without Jack. Colony and The Expanse are not suffering some sophomore slumps – they stepped it up for season 2. Lastly, Legion is a series that is certainly worth looking at. Interesting story  with eye popping visuals coupled with a great cast. Take a look at our article on the series.  

The new entries of Taken and Chicago Justice are worth checking out. Taken is “taking” a different path which may appeal to viewers. Chicago Justice made its debut during the crossover event but it will now stand its own this week.

Looking ahead to this week the offerings are weighted towards time travelling with Time after Time (based off of the 1979 movie of the same name starring Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, and David Warner). On the same night on Fox you will find Making History which is a less serious foray into time.

FX is bringing the “drama” with Feud: Bette and Joan. This limited-run series about the celebrity feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis will certainly be interested to watch for fans of Hollywood backstories and the classic film era.  

One of the top new series this season, Designated Survivor, returns this week and we will get to find out who was hit by the assassin’s bullet. If you are not watching this series we highly recommend giving it a try.  

Rounding out the other returns this week are Once Upon a Time, Catch, The Americans, and Samurai Jack.

Lastly, we will say goodbye to Victoria, Six, Portlandia, and Man Seeking Woman as they wrap up their seasons this week. Vampire Diaries draws to a close with its series finale. 

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: Designated Survivor
On-going: 24:Legacy!, Legion, Victoria, Emerald City, Sleepy Hollow, The Blacklist, Blindspot, The Big Bang Theory, Colony, Gotham, Supergirl, Quantico, Flash, Arrow, Black Sails, The 100, Legends of Tomorrow, Blacklist: Redemption, Chicago Justice
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Taboo, Westworld, Glitch, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, The Expanse

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

Notable shows are highlighted in red.

Sunday – March 05, 2017
8:00 pm
NBC    Little Big Shots: We’re Back [2nd Season Premiere]
PBS    Mercy Street [2nd Season Finale]
ABC    Once Upon A Time: Tougher Than The Rest [6th Season Spring Premiere]
TBS    Special: The 2017 iHheartradio Music Awards [3-hour Special Presentation]
8:30 pm
FOX    Making History [Series Premiere]

MAKING HISTORY follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present-day lives. It’s a rollicking historical adventure and a contemporary comedy about love, friendship and trying to fit in to an increasingly complex and impersonal world.

Dan (Adam Pally, “The Mindy Project,” “Happy Endings”), a facilities manager at a small Massachusetts college, recently discovered time travel and has been transporting himself back to the 1700s to spend time with the colonial woman for whom he’s fallen. In the present, Dan is misunderstood by all, and anxious that life is passing him by. But by claiming song lyrics, lines from movies and stand-up bits as his own in the 18th century, he’s absolutely hilarious – he gets the girl and makes friends.

But Dan’s actions in the past are messing up the present. That woman he’s dating is not just any woman. She’s Paul Revere’s daughter, Deborah (Leighton Meester, “Gossip Girl”), and Dan’s meddling causes her father to delay his famous ride, which may have altered the outcome of the entire American Revolution.

To set matters right, Dan enlists the help of a brilliant, polished and popular history professor at the college, Chris (Yassir Lester, “Girls,” “Key and Peele”), who’s now given the incredible opportunity to actually live the history he teaches.

Can Dan, Chris, and Deborah save America as we know it? Can a woman from 1775 adapt to life in 2017? Can the three intrepid time travelers improve the past, help the helpless, fight for justice and find true love and friendship? Click for more info & the trailers

9:00 pm
NBC    Chicago Justice: Uncertainty Principle [Time Slot Premiere]
ABC    Time After Time: Pilot / I Will Catch You [2-hour Series Premiere]

Based on the novel and movie “Time After Time,” executive producer/writer Kevin Williamson delivers a fantastical cat and mouse adventure through time when famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. Once H.G. arrives in New York City, he finds a world he never thought possible and a young woman who captivates him. Click for more info & the trailer

PBS    Victoria [1st Season Finale]
9:30 pm
FOX    Last Man On Earth: Got Milk? [3rd Season Spring Premiere]
10:00 pm
FX    Feud: Bette And Joan: Pilot [Series Premiere]

FEUD: Bette and Joan, the first installment of the new FX anthology series from Ryan Murphy, tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award®-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and well after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers. Click for more info & the trailers

NBC    Shades Of Blue: Unforgiven [2nd Season Premiere]

Monday – March 06, 2017
10:00 pm
NGC    Explorer: Episode 7 [9th Season Winter Premiere]

Tuesday – March 07, 2017
10:00 pm
FX    Americans: Amber Waves [5th Season Premiere]
NBC    Chicago Justice [New Episode – Special Night & Time]

Wednesday – March 08, 2017
10:00 pm
ABC    Designated Survivor [1st Season Spring Premiere]
ABC    It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Dennis’ Double Life [12th Season Finale]
HISTORY    Six: End Game [1st Season Finale]
10:30 pm
ABC    Man Seeking Woman: Blood [3rd Season Finale]

Thursday – March 09, 2017
9:01 pm
FOX    Kicking & Screaming [Series Premiere]

KICKING & SCREAMING is a new competition series that teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives. From executive producer Matt Kunitz (“Wipeout,” “Fear Factor”), in association with Lionsgate Television, and hosted by Hannah Simone (New Girl), the series drops these unlikely duos into a tropical jungle in Fiji, where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. Click for more info & trailers

10:00 pm
ABC    Catch: The New Deal [2nd Season Premiere]
IFC    Portlandia [7th Season Finale]

Friday – March 10, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX    Buddy Thunderstruck: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

Buddy Thunderstruck is a  stop-motion extravaganza that follows the adventures of a semi-truck racing dog named Buddy and his albino ferret mechanic. It all goes down in race-obsessed Greasepit, a place chock full of larger-than-life characters and nitro-burning, gear-slamming, tire-squealing, fish-tailing good times. Click for more info & trailers

AMAZON    Hand Of God: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX    Love: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
DISNEY    Tangled: The Series: Tangled Before Ever After [Special Presentation]
THE CW    Vampire Diaries: Episode 16 [Series Finale]

Saturday – March 11, 2017
11:00 pm
Adult Swim    Samurai Jack [5th Season 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.