Week in TV July 3rd – Fireworks, Athletics and Marathons

By: Alyssa and DRWHO42

We were treated to some early fireworks during the epic Game of Thrones season finale last week. While the rest of the world watches Olympic tryouts, this is a perfect week to catch up on your favorite shows. New this week is the return of Tyrant on FX. AMC has a Walking Dead Season 1 marathon on Sunday July 3rd. With the season 2 premiere of Mr. Robot approaching later this month there is a season 1 marathon this Saturday. This is the perfect opportunity to catch up or introduce your friends to this great series. This week we will say farewell to USA’s medical MacGyver Royal Pains and also see the 2nd season finale of Outlander. In other news Preacher has been renewed for a second season.

Happy 4th everyone!

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Pre-Olympic programming
On-going: Outcast, & Preacher
Binge: Firing up the Netflix!

Alyssa’s picks:
New/Returning: Tyrant & Motive
Ongoing: Preacher, BrainDead, Cleaverman, Turn, Dark Matter, Killjoys, Last Ship
Binging: Gotham

Notable shows are highlighted in red. 

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Sunday – July 03, 2016
7:00 PM

  • NBC NBC Sports Special: US Olympic Trials: Track & Field/swimming [2-hour Special Presentation]

9:00 PM

  • DISCOVERY DISCOVERY Special: Shark Week: The Killing Games [1-hour Special Presentation]
  • BBCA The Hunt: The Hardest Challenge (#101) [Series Premiere]

Narrated by famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the new series comes from multi-Emmy(r)-winning executive producer Alastair Fothergill (The Blue Planet, FrozenPlanet) and Series Producer Huw Cordey (South Pacific, Frozen Planet) – the makers of the landmark series planet earth, which captivated audiences around the world in over 130 countries. Through character driven stories, the hunt illustrates in dramatic detail the strategies predators use to catch their prey (and those that the prey use to escape), with each episode centering on one of our planet’s key habitats. From open grasslands and dense forests to the arctic and the open ocean, the cutting-edge seven-part series features rarely seen wildlife and animal behavior – revealing like never before the challenges predators and prey face in these very different worlds. Read more @ FutonCritic

10:00 PM

  • USA Motive: The Vanishing Policeman (#401) [4th Season Premiere]

Monday – July 04, 2016
8:00 PM

  • NBC  Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular [2-hour Special Presentation]

9:00 PM

  • CBS  Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular [2-hour Special Presentation]
  • FOX  Houdini & Doyle: The Pall Of Lapier (hd-110) [1st Season Finale]

Tuesday – July 05, 2016
9:00 PM

  • PBS  The Greeks: Chasing Greatness (#103) [1st Season Finale]

9:30 PM

  • ABC  Uncle Buck: Block Party (#107) [1st Season Finale]

Wednesday – July 06, 2016
8:00 PM

  • NBC  America’s Got Talent: Best Of Auditions (#1107)

10:00 PM

  • SUNDANCE  Cleverman: Terra Nullius (#106) [1st Season Finale]
  • USA  Royal Pains (#808) [Series Finale]
  • FX  Tyrant: Spring (#301) [3rd Season Premiere]

Friday – July 08, 2016
8:00 PM

  • NBC  US Olympic Trials: Track & Field [1-hour Special Presentation]

9:00 PM

  • NBC  US Olympic Trials: Women’s Gymnastics [2-hour Special Presentation]

Saturday – July 09, 2016
8:00 PM

  • NBC US Olympic Trials: Track & Field [1-hour Special Presentation]

9:00 PM

  • STARZ Outlander: Dragonfly In Amber (#213-90) [90-minute 2nd Season Finale]


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.