Upcoming Week in TV 9/11 – Hello Fall!

By: DRWHO42 and Alyssa

And we’re off! This week is a huge start to the fall season and it is packed with a number of new and returning series. Check out our article on the series premieres for the entire month of September along with our top picks by clicking here.

This week we will see the return of a number of series including Blindspot, American Horror Story, Z Nation, and South Park. New entries include Son of Zorn and Legends of Chamberlain Heights.

We will see a few departures as well. On Sunday Braindead will end its first 1st season and The Last Ship will end its 3rd season. There is some good news for fans of this The Last Ship since it was announced this week that will return for a 4th season. We will also see the season finales for Ripper Street, Dark Matter, and we will say farewell to Beauty & the Beast, which will end its run on Friday.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Blindspot
On-going: Fear the Walking Dead, The Strain, Mr. Robot
Binge: Elementary

Alyssa’s picks:
New/Returning: Z Nation, Blindspot,
Watching live: BrainDead, Dark Matter, Fear the Walking Dead, The Strain, Beauty & the Beast
Letting Stack up: Mr. Robot, Last Ship, Son of Zorn, Forces Of Nature, Ripper Street

Notable geek shows are highlighted in red. 

Sunday – September 11, 2016

8:00 PM
FOX    Son Of Zorn: Return To Orange County (soz-101) [Special Presentation]

From executive producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (“The LEGO Movie,” “21 Jump Street”), and featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, “Horrible Bosses,” “We’re the Millers”), SON OF ZORN is a new hybrid live-action/animated comedy about a warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean – where everything and everyone is animated – who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son. In the series’ special preview episode, “Return to Orange County,” airing Sunday, Sept. 11 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), Zorn (Sudeikis) travels from his native land of Zephyria to California to visit his son, Alangulon, aka Alan (Johnny Pemberton, “21 Jump Street”). While there, he learns that his ex-wife, Edie (Cheryl Hines, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), has a fiancé (Tim Meadows, “Saturday Night Live”). But to reconnect with his son, Zorn stays and obtains a job where, despite his “unique” qualities, he is welcomed by his new boss (Artemis Pebdani, “Scandal,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”). In the all-new series premiere episode, “Defender of Teen Love,” airing Sunday, Sept. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), Zorn rediscovers the mystical “Stone of Sight” in an old box and uses it to help Alan get closer to his crush, Nancy. Meanwhile, Edie tells Zorn to move his boxes out of her garage and into his apartment.  Read more

8:20 PM

NBC    Sunday Night Football: New England Patriots At Arizona Cardinals (#3002)

9:00 PM

CBS    Braindead: Talking Points Toward A Wholistic View Of Activism In Government: Can The Top Rebel? / The End Of All We Hold Dear: What Happens When Democracies Fail: A Brief Synopsis (#bd112/13) [2-hour 1st Season Finale – Special Time]

TNT    The Last Ship (#313) [3rd Season Finale]

10:00 PM

PBS    Indian Summers: Episode 1 (#4637) [2nd Season Premiere]

Showtime    Masters Of Sex: Freefall (#401) [4th Season Premiere]

Monday – September 12, 2016

7:00 PM

ESPN    Monday Night Football: Pittsburgh Steelers At Washington Redskins (#4701) [47th Season Premiere – Special Time]

8:00 PM

NBC    American Ninja Warrior: National Finals Week 3 (#813) [8th Season Finale]

8:30 PM

CBS    CBS Special: CBS Fall Preview [Special Presentation]

10:00 PM

ABC    $100,000 Pyramid, The: Jon Lovitz Vs Deion Sanders And Rosie O’donnell Vs Kathy Najimy (#110) [1st Season Finale – Special Night & Time]

NBC    Running Wild With Bear Grylls: Marshawn Lynch (#306) [3rd Season Finale]

10:15 PM

ESPN    Monday Night Football: Los Angeles Rams At San Francisco 49ers (#4702) [Special Time]

Tuesday –  September 13, 2016

8:00 PM

PBS    16 For ’16: Chisholm/McCain – The Straight Talker (#101) [Series Premiere]

10:00 PM

NBC    Better Late Than Never: Episode 4 (#104) [1st Season Finale]

DISCOVERY    Taking Fire (#101) [Series Premiere]

Taking Fire is a five-part series bringing viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States’ farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest places on earth: the mouth of the Taliban-held Korengal Valley in Northeast Afghanistan. Told by the men who fought on the frontlines themselves and illustrated with real combat footage shot on helmet cameras and handy cams, this never-before-seen material takes viewers along for a visceral experience not witnessed in news reports or traditional documentary portrayals of war. Taking Fire will showcase the renowned and highly regarded 101st Airborne Division, charting one year’s deployment on one base in Afghanistan. It is not simply a series of war stories, but a character-driven serial, showing the impact of war on a handful of men during the course of their year on the frontlines. Read More

Wednesday – September 14, 2016

8:00 PM

PBS    Forces Of Nature: Shape (#101) [Series Premiere]

FORCES OF NATURE – Forces of Nature is an epic blue-chip science series that explores the fundamental forces that shape our very existence. This stunning 4-part series co-produced with BBC tells compelling and emotional human and animal stories that illustrate the mysterious forces that shape the universe itself. One episode explores the ways that gravity manifests itself; another delves into the weird and wonderful properties of light and color and how they make life possible. Also examined are the very nature of the Earth, and the internal motion that drives our bodies, our weather and some of the most dramatic events on the planet. Read More

10:00 PM

FX    American Horror Story: Chapter 1 (#601) [6th Season Premiere]

NBC    Blindspot (#201) [2nd Season Premiere – Special Time]

IFC    Documentary Now! (#201) [2nd Season Premiere]

COMEDY    South Park (#2001) [20th Season Premiere]

10:30 PM

COMEDY    Legends Of Chamberlain Heights (#101) [Series Premiere]

“Legends of Chamberlain Heights” is an urban animated series mixing raucous comedy and social commentary that centers on three high school freshman basketball benchwarmers: Jamal, Grover, and Milk. The three friends tackle life with some wins and some losses, but failure doesn’t faze them since they’re legends… even if it’s just in their own minds. Read More

Thursday – September 15, 2016

6:00 PM

BBCA    Ripper Street (#407-75) [4th Season Finale]

8:25 PM

CBS    Thursday Night Football: Jets At Bills (#1001) [10th Season Premiere]

9:00 PM

THE CW    Beauty And The Beast: Au Revoir (#413) [Series Finale]

Friday – September 16, 2016

3:01 AM

AMAZON    Fleabag: Complete First Season (#101-106) [Series Premiere]

Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman, as she hurls herself at modern living in London. Award-winning playwright Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars as Fleabag, an unfiltered woman trying to heal, while rejecting anyone who tries to help her and keeping up her bravado all along. Unfettered, unfiltered, and based on the play that won Fringe First Award at Edinburgh, Fleabag is the thoroughly disarming confessional of a woman so totally detached, she’s utterly lost. Read More

8:00 PM

SYFY    Z Nation (#301/302) [2-hour 3rd Season Premiere – Special Time]

9:00 PM

THE CW    Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Can Penn & Teller Fool Penn & Teller (#313) [3rd Season Finale]

SYFY    Dark Matter: But First, We Save the Galaxy (#213) [2nd Season Finale]

11:00 PM

HBO    High Maintenance: Meth(od) (#01/101) [Series Premiere]

Providing a glimpse into the homes and routines of eccentric New Yorkers, the comedy series HIGH MAINTENANCE explores the private lives of these unique individuals through a common thread: their weed deliveryman. Ben Sinclair stars as The Guy, whose client base includes a group of characters with neuroses as diverse as the city. Each episode features multiple stories exploring the inner workings of people from all walks of life, told fly-on-the-wall style through the series’ patented brand of offbeat humor and pathos, revealing a city full of strangers united by the perennial pursuit of life’s greatest highs. Read more

Saturday – September 17, 2016

3:01 AM

HULU    HULU Special: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years [Special Presentation]

7:30 PM

NBC    College Football Special: Michigan State – Notre Dame [Special Presentation]

8:00 PM

NICK    Henry Danger: A Fiñata Full Of Death Bugs (#301) [3rd Season Premiere]

8:30 PM

NICK    Game Shakers: Armed & Coded (#204) [2nd Season Premiere]

9:00 PM

NICK    School Of Rock: Changes (#201) [2nd Season Premiere]


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. She goes to as many con's as she can & enjoys the long form story telling of TV and dark chocolate and wine, can't forget wine, oh, but then there's dark beer. Let's just go all in & say she's a foodie, and can always be enticed with new & fun foods.