Week in TV 3/19: Cosplay, Badlands and SW Rebels

By Alyssa & DRWHO42

Last week was a roller coaster of emotions. We had an untimely death in The Walking Dead along with great acting from both Lennie James (Morgan) and Melissa McBride (Carol). With three episodes left this season we will continue to expect a few more twists and emotional turns. Be sure to check out our episode recaps – click here for last week’s recap.

24, Colony, Legion, The Expanse, and Designated Survivor continue to amaze. Iron Fist’s debut was met with warm reactions so far based on the informal feedback we have received. Be sure to check out Miclpea’s article on the series – click here.

This is Us wrapped up its first season and there was not a dry eye left. Our suggestion for viewers next season is to stock up on the Kleenex. In similar fashion The Vampire Diaries had a similar impact on their fans but solace can be found with The Originals.  

Looking ahead to this week the forecast will pack a punch with the return of Into the Badlands. If last season is any indication season 2 will be great. Click here to check out a recap of season one. The Flash/Supergirl crossover will certainly be interesting to watch.

Series renewals have been trickling in slowly with pilot order news. Most notable renewal this week is The Expanse getting a 3rd season pickup.

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: Into the Badlands
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 /ARRRGGGG/

Notable shows are highlighted in red.

Sunday – March 19, 2017
9:00 AM
NICK Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Scroll Of The Demodragon [5th Season Premiere]
8:00 PM
Showtime Circus: Inside The Greatest Political Show On Earth [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 PM
AMC Into The Badlands: Tiger Pushes Mountain [2nd Season Premiere]

Tuesday – March 21, 2017
10:00 PM
SYFY Cosplay Melee [Series Premiere]

 Cosplay Melee, hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, The New Edition Story) will feature some of the world’s most innovative cosplayers as they transform themselves into sensational creations inspired by pop culture and iconic science fiction institutions for a chance to win $10,000. A panel of judges includes world class cosplayer LeeAnna Vamp and A-list costume creator, Christian Beckman (The Hunger Games, TRON: Legacy)Click for more info & a trailer

Wednesday – March 22, 2017
8:00 PM
FOX Shots Fired: Hour One: Pilot [Series Premiere]

From Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Love & Basketball”) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Notorious,” “New York Undercover,” “Get on the Bus”), SHOTS FIRED is a 10-hour event series that examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, providing an explosive autopsy of our criminal justice system.

When JOSHUA BECK (Mack Wilds, “The Wire”), an African-American Sheriff’s deputy, kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Before the town has a chance to grapple with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, opening wounds that threaten to tear the community apart.

Leading the Department of Justice’s inquiry into these shootings is seasoned investigator ASHE AKINO (Sanaa Lathan, “The Perfect Guy,” “Love and Basketball”) and a young Special Prosecutor, PRESTON TERRY (Stephan James, “Race,” “Selma”), both of whom are African-American. As they start to peel back the layers of both cases, they suspect a cover-up that may involve some of the state’s most powerful people, including fiercely political North Carolina Governor PATRICIA EAMONS (guest star Academy-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt, “As Good As It Gets,” “The Sessions”). She’s in a tough re-election fight, and the recent shootings in her state are making it even tougher. Meanwhile, real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison ARLEN COX (Academy- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, “The Goodbye Girl,” “Jaws,” “Madoff”), is pulled into the volatile debate over policing in the town, and LT. CALVERT BREELAND (Stephen Moyer, “The Bastard Executioner,” “True Blood”), a seasoned veteran in the Sheriff’s Department, gets caught in the middle of the investigation.

As Ashe and Preston navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that come with such volatile cases, SHOTS FIRED tackles the racial divide from every seat in the house.   Click for more info and trailers

9:00 PM
FOX Empire: Sound & Fury [3rd Season Spring Premiere]
10:00 PM
COMEDY  The Jam: Tiffany Haddish; Chris Hardwick And Richie Sambora; Bobby Lee (#101) [Series Premiere]

Inside every nerd, there’s a rockstar.  Click for more info and trailers


Thursday – March 23, 2017

10:00 PM
FX Baskets: Circus [2nd Season Finale]

Friday – March 24, 2017
3:01 AM
NETFLIX Bottersnikes And Gumbles: Complete Second Season [2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Grace & Frankie: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Ingobernable: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

The first lady of Mexico is wanted for her husband’s murder, and she ventures into an unknown world to prove her innocence.
Kate del Castillo was the leading actress in the highly rated telenovela “La Reina del Sur.”  Click for trailers and more info

Saturday – March 25, 2017
11:30 AM
DISNEY XD Star Wars Rebels: Zero Hour: Part 2 [3rd Season Finale]

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.