Week in TV: 3/12 IRON FIST and Originals

By Alyssa & DRWHO42

Last week was a week that involved some jumping around through time with Victoria and Time after Time as well as an emotional roller coaster which put tissue boxes to good use for fans of This is Us and also those saying goodbye to The Vampire Diaries. Designated Survivor returned with a bang (actually a shot) and Supergirl is hit the rewind button with Kevin Sorbo and Terri Hatcher making appearances this week.

Looking ahead to this week there is a variety to choose from including American Crime, Snatch (based on the film of the same title), and The Originals. A new hero from the Marvel Universe, Iron Fist, bows on Netflix and we think there will be plenty who will be checking this series out.

Series renewals have been trickling in slowly with pilot order news. Most notable renewal this week is The 100 being a 5th season pickup.

This week we will see the season finales for This is Us, Lethal Weapon, and Comic Book Men.  

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:Legacy!, Legion, Sleepy Hollow, The Blacklist, Blindspot, The Big Bang Theory, Colony, Gotham, Supergirl, Quantico, Flash, Arrow, Black Sails, The 100, Legends of Tomorrow, Blacklist: Redemption
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians

Alyssa’s picks:
New/Returning:  On Vacation out of the country, can’t watch TV
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 12, 2017
10:00 pm    ABC    American Crime [3rd Season Premiere]

Monday, March 13, 2017
12:00 am
AMC    Comic Book Men [6th Season Finale]
8:00 pm
FREEFORM    Young & Hungry: Young & Punch Card [5th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
HBO  Special: Cries From Syria [2-hour Special Presentation]

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
9:00 pm
NBC    This Is Us [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
NBC    Trial & Error: Episode 1/2 [1-hour Series Premiere – Special Time]
11:00 pm
NGC    Uncensored With Michael Ware [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
8:00 pm
FOX    Lethal Weapon: Season Finale [1st Season Finale]
9:01 pm
FOX    Star: Episode 12 [1st Season Finale]
10:00 pm
SUNDANCE    Hap & Leonard [2nd Season Premiere]
COMEDY    Workaholics [Series Finale]
10:30 pm
COMEDY    Jeff & Some Aliens [1st Season Finale]

Thursday, March 16, 2017
3:01 am
CRACKLE    Snatch: Complete First Season (#101-110) [Series Premiere]

 The cult classic movie Snatch is now a high-stakes, high-octane Crackle Original Series. Get in on the heists, gangster action and rapid-fire dialogue that earned the original movie a shite-load of fans. Snatch streams free on Crackle March 16. Starring Rupert Grint (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Luke Pasqualino (Battlestar Gallactica: Blood & Chrome), Lucien Laviscourt (The Bye Bye Man), Marc Warren (Wanted, Hustle), Stephanie Leonidas (American Gothic), Phoebe Dynevor (Waterloo Road), Juliet Aubrey (The Infiltrator, The Constant Gardener), Tamer Hassan (Layer Cake, Kick-Ass), Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible III, Taken 3, StrikeBack) and Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl). Snatch streams free March 16.  Click for more info & trailers

Friday, March 17, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX    Julie’s Greenroom: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

The show will star Julie Andrews (best known as the star of The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins fame) who will be joined by her assistant Gus (Giullian Yao Gioiello) and “Greenies,” a cast of original puppets built by The Jim Henson Company.

The episodes will include elements of the performing arts such as an original song. Furthermore, every episode will feature a guest star who will engage the puppets in a specific area of the performing arts. Guest stars will include Alec Baldwin, Sara Bareilles, Joshua Bell, Tituss Burgess, Carol Burnett, Chris Colfer, Robert Fairchild, Josh Groban, Bill Erwin, Ellie Kemper, Idina Menzel, Tiler Peck, David Hyde Pierce, and Stomp. The thirteen 30-minute episodes will premiere simultaneously on Netflix in March 17, 2017. Click for more info & trailers

NETFLIX    Marvel’s Iron Fist: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise and is the fourth in a series of shows that will lead up to The Defenders crossover miniseries. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios, with Buck serving as showrunner.

Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, a martial arts expert with the ability to call upon the power of the Iron Fist. Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, and Rosario Dawson also star. After a film based on the character spent over a decade in development at Marvel Studios, development for the series began in late 2013 at Marvel Television, with Buck hired as the series showrunner in December 2015 and Jones cast as Rand in February 2016. Filming began in New York City in April 2016 and concluded in October 2016. Click for more info

8:00 pm
THE CW    Originals [4th 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.