Next Week in TV: Once upon many finales

By Alyssa and DRWHO42

The finale train continues to gather speed this week. The stories across the board for the episodes leading up the finales as well as the finales themselves have been great. There were a number of departures this past week and a lot more on the plate for this week including Agents of Shield, Blindspot, The Blacklist, Once Upon a Time,  Designated Survivor, and Supernatural – all of which will be returning to our TV screens next season.     

There are a few new entries this week to highlight which include Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Downward Dog, and 12 Monkeys. Syfy is taking a special approach for 12 Monkeys by airing its entire 3rd season of the series in a special 3-day ‘bringe-a-thon’.  

The network Upfront Presentations will occur this week and we will be a first glimpse at what the next season will hold and also start taking bets on the panels which may occur during SDCC. Leading up to the presentation there was a lot of buzz surrounding the renewal and cancellation news. Looking back at the past week in TV news there were a number of notable cancellations, however, the highlight of the week was Timeless – which was first cancelled on May 10th and then miraculously renewed 3 days later. This is a rare moved by a network and the fans rejoiced upon hearing the news that the series will return for another season.  

Please be sure to check out our New Shows thread (click here), TV Renewals thread (click here), as well as our Cancellation thread (click here) on the FoCC forum for the latest updates. We are posting updates there as soon as we receive the news.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Doctor Who (yes I am repeating this – too much of a fan not to)
On-going: Prison Break, iZombie, Class, Agents of HYDRA (I mean) SHIELD, The Blacklist, Blindspot, Supergirl, Quantico, Flash, Arrow, The 100, Fresh of the Boat, Into the Badlands, American Gods, Designated Survivor
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, The Expanse

Alyssa’s picks:
New & Highlights: 12 MONKEYS! Downward Dog & Designated Survivor
Binging:  Magicians & Legion
Still stacked up: 24 Legacy, APB, Arrow, Better Call Saul, Marvel’s Agent of Shield, DC’s Legends,  Humans, Doctor Who, Colony, Into The Badlands.

Sunday – May 14, 2017
7:00 pm
ABC Once Upon A Time: The Final Battle Begins[1-hour Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
FOX  Special: Miss USA 2017 [2-hour Special Presentation]
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles: Unleashed [8th Season Finale]
ABC Once Upon A Time: The Final Battle, Parts 1 & 2 [2-hour 6th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
SMITH America’s Secret Space Heroes: Saturn V (#101)[Series Premiere]

We all know Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, Sally Ride, and other icons of America’s space program. But behind the scenes, engineers have been the secret heroes, building the spacecraft and instruments that have helped man leave Earth and explore the stars. We reveal the inside stories of how these brilliant minds created such superior machines as the Saturn V moon rocket, the Space Shuttle, and the Hubble Space Telescope, often against incredible odds.

NBC Chicago Justice: Tycoon [1st Season Finale]
SHOWTIME Guerrilla: Episode 105/106 [2-hour 1st Season Finale]
BRAVO Invite Only Cabo: Tick Tick Boom (#101) [Series Premiere]

When social connector Larry Sims invites six of his friends from different phases in his life on a luxury vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, no one knows what to expect, especially since most of his friends know next-to-nothing about the other guests. While Larry is the common thread who ties them together, they each have very different personalities and relationships with their BFF. As Larry’s worlds collide, fireworks erupt and he realizes there was a valid reason he hadn’t mixed them up before. click for info & trailers

10:00 pm
ABC Match Game: Episode 204 [2nd Season Spring Finale – Special Time]
11:30 pm Adult Swim Mike Tyson Mysteries [3rd Season Premiere]

Monday – May 15, 2017
8:30 pm
CBS Man With A Plan: Buzzer Beater [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
NGC Year Million: Homo Sapien 2.0 [Series Premiere]
10:00 pm
CBS Scorpion: Scorp Family Robinson [3rd Season Finale]
NBC The Wall: Noah And Lisa [1-hour Special Presentation]
10:01 pm
ABC Quantico: Resistance [2nd Season Finale]

Tuesday – May 16, 2017
8:00 pm
FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Your Honor/the Slaughterhouse [Back-to-back New Episodes]
ABC The Middle: Fight Or Flight [8th Season Finale]
CBS NCIS: Rendezvous [14th Season Finale]
8:30 pm
ABC American Housewife: Can’t Hide It Anymore [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
ABC Fresh Off The Boat: This Isn’t Us [3rd Season Finale]
10:00 pm
NBC Chicago Fire: My Miracle [5th Season Finale]
ABC Marvel’s Agents Of Shield: World’s End [4th Season Finale]
CBS NCIS: New Orleans: Poetic Justice [3rd Season Finale]
SCIENCE Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman: Is Gun Crime A Virus? [Series Finale]

Wednesday – May 17, 2017
3:01 am
HULU Harlots [1st Season Finale]
8:00 pm
NBC Blindspot: Lepers Repel [2nd Season Finale]
ABC The Goldbergs: Graduation Day [4th Season Finale]
8:30 pm
ABC Speechless: C-a– Camp [1st Season Finale]
9:00 pm
CBS Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Abominable / The Ripper Of Riga [2-hour 2nd Season Finale – Special Time]
ABC Modern Family: The Graduates [8th Season Finale]
9:31 pm
ABC Downward Dog: Pilot [Series Premiere – Special Night & Time]

Based on a web series, Downward Dog follows the day-to-day life of Nan, as told by her increasingly lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. Just one session at obedience school makes them realize that even at their worst, they may be the best thing for each other. Click for more info & trailer

10:00 pm
IFC Brockmire [1st Season Finale]
NBC Chicago PD: Fork In The Road [4th Season Finale]
ABC Designated Survivor: Brace For Impact [1st Season Finale]
SPIKE Special: I am Heath Ledger [90-minute Special Presentation]

Thursday – May 18, 2017
8:00 pm
ABC Grey’s Anatomy: Ring Of Fire [13th Season Finale]
9:00 pm
NBC The Blacklist: Mr. Kaplan [2 Hour Season Finale – Special Time]
THE CW Supernatural: All Along The Watchtower [12th Season Finale – Special Time]
9:01 pm
CBS Amazing Race: Episode 9/10 [Back-to-back New Episodes – Special Time]
ABC Scandal: Tick, Tock / Transfer Of Power [2-hour 6th Season Finale]

Friday – May 19, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX The Keepers: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

The Keepers, a riveting seven-part documentary series about the unsolved murder of a Baltimore nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death. click for more info

NETFLIX Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
8:00 pm
SYFY 12 Monkeys: Mother [3rd Season Premiere]

Instead of 12 Monkeys airing every Friday for ten consecutive weeks, the show will air the entire third season over the course of three days. The first four episodes will be shown beginning Friday, May 19 at 8/7c and three episodes a piece will air on Saturday and Sunday in the same time slot.

ABC The Toy Box: Episode 106/108 [2-hour 1st Season Finale]
CBS Undercover Boss: Celebrity Undercover Boss: Marcus Samuelsson [8th Season Finale]
11:30 pm
HBO Animals: Dog [2nd Season Finale]

Saturday – May 20, 2017
3:01 am
HULU Special: Becoming Bond [Special Presentation]

A unique documentary/narrative hybrid chronicling the stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next six Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down. Click for more info For the trailer

9:00 pm
CBS Training Day: Elegy Part: 2 [1st Season Finale]
11:00 pm
ADULT SWIM Samurai Jack: Ci [5th Season Finale]
11:29 pm
NBC Saturday Night Live: Dwayne Johnson / Katy Perry [42nd 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.