Next Week in TV 11/12: The Punisher is here!

By DRWHO42, Alyssa, & Mario Wario

It has only been a couple of weeks since our trip to the Upside Down of Stranger Things and no sooner of completing our ST2 binges, Netflix will be drawing us back in for another binge session as Marvel’s The Punisher is making its highly anticipated debut this Friday. Also on our recommended list for this week is Future Man on Hulu which debuts on Tuesday. But until then, please check out Transmute Jun’s review of the series by clicking here.

For those interested in how comic books influenced icons in the comic and movie industry, put Robert Kirkman’s Secret History Of Comics on your radar. The new show debuts Sunday as part of AMC’s Visionaries series. Secret History of Comics will be comprised of six parts and is focused on superheroes and their contribution to our society. Sunday will feature Stan Lee while the second airing on Monday will have Patty Jenkins, the director of  Wonder Woman. She will discuss how Lynda Carter’s portrayal of the character impacted her as a child and why it’s important to have female superheroes. Later in the series rapper and actor Method Man from the Wu-Tang Clan will discuss one of his favorite comics (psst…Black Panther) plus the shift in the culture surrounding comic books. With the inclusion of Method Man and Patty Jenkins we are also reminded of the #BlackHerosMatter movement on social media and the panels discussing the importance of having heroes we can identify with during SDCC and NYCC.  

Of course as we inch closer and closer to Thanksgiving, the season and fall finales will begin to pick up steam. The most notable for this week are the season finales for American Horror Story, Vice Principals, Law & Order: The Menendez Murders, Better Things, and You’re The Worst. On the fall finale front we will see the finale episodes of 2017 for Star Trek: Discovery, The Blacklist, How to Get Away with Murder, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, as they head off for the winter break. Lastly, The Mindy Project and Longmire take their final bow this week.  

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DRWHO42’s Pick:
New: The Punisher.
On-going: The Walking Dead, and Blindspot, Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Mr. Robot, The Gifted, Fresh of the Boat, Black-ish, Ghost Wars, Gotham, Star Trek: Discovery, Big Bang Theory, The Blacklist, Designated Survivor, The Exorcist, White Famous, SMILF, and Superstition.
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians, Supernatural, iZombie

Alyssa’s picks:
New & Watching Live: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History Of Comics, Mythbusters, Future Man, The Orville, The Walking Dead, and Wisdom of the Crowd.

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: The Punisher and Mythbusters.
On-going: Shameless, Star Wars Rebels, The DCTV CW shows, Mr. Robot, The Gifted, The Walking Dead, Comic Book Men, Ghosted, Ghost Wars, SEAL Team, The Blacklist, Star Trek: Discovery, Gotham, The Orville, Outlander, and Dragon Ball Super (subtitled and English dub).
Binge / Stack: The Crown, Rick and Morty, and The Magicians.

Sunday – November 12, 2017
8:30 pm
CBS ALL ACCESS No Activity [Series Premiere]

Set over the course of a major drug cartel bust, No Activity follows the misadventures of two low-ranking cops who spend way too much time together; two criminals who are kept in the dark; two dispatch workers who haven’t really clicked; and two Mexican tunnelers who get stuck in a space unsuitable for a pair of relative strangers.

From comedy titans Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, No Activity is based on the Australian series of the same name. No Activity is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with McKay and Ferrell’s production company Gary Sanchez and Funny Or Die. Patrick Brammall, Trent O’Donnell, Jason Burrows, and Joe Farrell will also serve as Executive Producers. Click for more information

CBS Star Trek: DISCOVERY: Into The Forest I Go [1st Season Fall Finale]
9:30 pm
CBS After Trek: Into The Forest I Go [1st Season Fall Finale]
10:35 pm
HBO Vice Principals: The Union Of The Wizard & The Warrior [Series Finale]
11:00 pm
AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History Of Comics: The Mighty Misfits Who Made Marvel [Series Premiere – Special Night & Time]

The Walking Dead comic book creator Robert Kirkman stars in this documentary series that takes a deeper look into the stories, people and events that have transformed the world of comic books. It also features interviews with icons such as Stan Lee, Patty Jenkins, Lynda Carter, Kevin Smith, Famke Janssen, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Rodriguez, and Todd McFarlane, among many others. Click for more information

Monday – November 13, 2017
8:30 pm
CBS Man With A Plan: The Silver Fox [2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History Of Comics: The Truth About Wonder Woman [Time Slot Premiere]
10:30 pm
SHOWTIME Ill Behaviour: Episode 101 [Series Premiere]

Just how far would you go to save a friend? Recently divorced Joel takes extreme measures after his best friend Charlie announces that he is refusing chemotherapy for his cancer. Joel enlists Nadia, an oncologist/raging alcoholic, and mutual friend Tess, who is dying her own slow death at a dead end job, to enact a recklessly illegal plan. Tempers flare, temperatures rise, cross-bows are brandished, friends become enemies, enemies become lovers, and life-long relationships bend, stretch and shatter in this pitch black comedy series Click for more information

Tuesday – November 14, 2017
3:01 am
HULU Future Man: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

Future Man: Future Man stars Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) as “Josh Futturman,” a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity. Click for more information

HULU The Mindy Project [Series Finale]
10:00 pm
FX American Horror Story: Great Again [7th Season Finale]
10:01 pm
NBC Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Episode 8 [Season Finale]

Wednesday – November 15, 2017
8:00 pm
NBC Blacklist: Ian Garvey [5th Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
SCIENCE Mythbusters [20th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
DISCOVERY Bushcraft Build-off: Built To Survive [Series Premiere]
SCIENCE Street Science [2nd Season Premiere]
FXX You’re The Worst: Like People/it’s Always Been This Way [1-hour 4th Season Finale]
10:30 pm
OWN Queen Sugar: Queen Sugar Season Finale Special, Oprah & The Cast [Special Presentation]

Thursday – November 16, 2017
3:01 am
SUNDANCE NOW Back: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]
8:00 pm
ABC Grey’s Anatomy: Out Of Nowhere [14th Season Fall Finale]
9:00 pm
ABC Scandal: Something Borrowed [7th Season Fall Finale]
10:00 pm
FX Better Things: Graduation [2nd Season Finale]
A&E The Eleven: Final Toll [1st Season Finale]
ABC How To Get Away With Murder: Live. Live. Live. [4th Season Fall Finale]

Friday, November 17, 2017
3:01 am
NETFLIX Cirque Du Soleil: Luna Petunia: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Longmire: Complete Sixth Season[Series Finale]
NETFLIX Marvel’s The Punisher: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]

A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family’s murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy. Click for more information

NETFLIX Feature Film Special: Mudbound [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Special: A Christmas Prince [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Special: Shot In The Dark: Season 1 [Special Presentation]
NETFLIX Spirit: Riding Free: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Stretch Armstrong & The Flex Fighters: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]
8:00 pm
SHOWTIME Active Shooter: America Under Fire: Columbine, Colorado [1st Season Finale – Special Time]
ABC Once Upon A Time: Eloise Gardener / Pretty In Blue [Back-to-back New Episodes]
9:00 pm
SHOWTIME SHOWTIME Special: Tim & Faith: Soul2soul [Special Presentation]

Saturday, November 18, 2017
8:00 pm
HBO Special: Night Of Too Many Stars [90-minute Special Presentation]