Upcoming Week in TV 9/4: Trek Special & the kickoff of NFL Regular Season

By: DRWHO42 & Alyssa

This week is a light week in TV due to the Labor Day holiday and this is the final push to catch on the DVR backlog before the Fall TV season picks up speed. There are a few series ending their seasons this week: Mistresses, Zoo, Tyrant, Aquarius, and American Gothic. Rizzoli & Isles will be ending its series run this week. Also, there are a few new series to try out: Quarry, Startup, From Dusk Till Dawn, Better Things, and Mary + Jane. For the football fans and those invested in fantasy football the day we have been looking forward since winter is Thursday night with the season kickoff of the NFL regular season.

DRWHO42’s picks:
On-going: Mr. Robot
Binge: Netflix, Elementary

Alyssa’s picks:
New/Returning: ‘Building Star Trek special’ on Smithsonian Channel
Watching live: BrainDead, Dark Matter, Fear the Walking Dead, Geeking Out, The Strain, Halt and Catch Fire
Stacking up; Killjoys, Mr Robot, Last ship

Notable geek shows are highlighted in red. 

Sunday – September 04, 2016

7:00 PM

ABC Special: The ABC Fall Preview Special [Special Presentation]

8:00 PM

SMITHSONIAN  Building Star Trek [Two-Hour Special Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Star Trek Franchise.] Click here for more info on the forum

PBS Poldark: Inside Poldark (#ipod) [90-minute Special Presentation]

10:00 PM

TNT Murder In The First: Kat’s Meow (#310) [3rd Season Finale]

Monday – September 05, 2016

9:00 PM

TNT Rizzoli & Isles: Ocean-Frank (#713) [Series Finale]

Tuesday – September 06, 2016

3:01 AM

HULU Difficult People (#210) [2nd Season Finale]

CRACKLE Startup: Complete First Season (#101-110) [Series Premiere]

Crackle, Sony’s streaming network, today announced the premiere date for “StartUp,” the highly-anticipated scripted drama starring Martin Freeman (“Fargo,” “Sherlock”), Adam Brody (“CHiPS,” “The League”), Edi Gathegi (“The Blacklist,” The Blacklist: Redemption) and Otmara Marrero (“Graceland”). Launching Tuesday, September 6, 2016, the 10-episode, one-hour series is set amongst the unconstrained, yet opportunist streets of Miami and weaves a complex and exciting narrative, focusing on the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success. But this is not your average startup incubator story. “StartUp” is about the emergence of GenCoin, a brilliant, yet controversial tech idea centered around digital currency-an idea that gets incubated on the wrong side of the tracks by three strangers who don’t necessarily fit the mold of “tech entrepreneurs” and a crooked FBI agent who will go to any length necessary to take them down. Martin Freeman (“Fargo,” “Sherlock”) plays FBI agent Phil Rask, specializing in financial crimes. Rask crosses paths with Nick Talman, played by Adam Brody (“CHiPS,” “The League”), a sharp and intelligent financier at a boutique firm in Miami, but it’s not Talman that Rask is after–it’s his father. Nick has a problematic relationship with his wealthy, irresponsible father, who disappears and forces Nick to stash his ill-gotten gain – instead of going to the FBI, he decides to hide the money by investing in a tech startup pitched by the unorthodox Izzy Morales, a tech whiz out to change the world, played by Otmara Marrero (“Graceland”). Edi Gathegi (“The Blacklist,” TWILIGHT) also stars in the series as Ronald Dacey – second-in-command of the local Haitian gang. When Ronald discovers that the money he left with Nick’s father has vanished, Ronald moves on to the next best thing – his son. An unexpected partnership forms between Ronald, Nick and Izzy which culminates in a dangerous alliance that make them a target for Rask (Freeman), who plans to take a journey to the very pit of darkness to take down the unsuspecting trio. Click to read more at FutonCritic

9:00 PM

CBS Zoo: Pangaea / Clementine (#zoo212/13) [2-hour 2nd Season Finale]

El Rey From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series [2-hour 3rd Season Premiere]

10:00 PM

FX Atlanta: The Big Bang / Streets On Lock (#101/102) [1-hour Series Premiere]

Atlanta, the new comedy created by and starring Donald Glover, will have its series premiere on FX on Tuesday, September 6 at 10 PM ET/PT. In Atlanta, two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. “Earn Marks” (Donald Glover) is a young manager trying to get his cousin’s career off the ground. “Alfred Marks” (Brian Tyree Henry) is a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life. “Darius” (Lakeith Lee Stanfield) is Alfred’s right-hand man and visionary. “Vanessa” (Zazie Beetz) is Earn’s best friend and the mother of Earn’s daughter. Glover serves as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle of MGMT Entertainment. Atlanta is produced by FX Productions. Click to read more at FutonCritic

ABC Mistresses: The Show Must Go On (#413) [4th Season Finale – Special Night]

Wednesday – September 07, 2016

9:00 PM

CBS American Gothic: Madame X / Whistler’s Mother (#ag112/13) [Two-hour 1st Season Finale – Special Time]

10:00 PM

NBC Running Wild With Bear Grylls: Mel B [New Episode – Special Night]

FX Tyrant: Two Graves (#310) [3rd Season Finale]

Thursday – September 08, 2016

8:30 PM

NBC Sunday Night Football: Carolina Panthers At Denver Broncos (#3001)

10:00 PM

FX Better Things: Sam/pilot (#101) [Series Premiere]

Better Things, the new comedy co-created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. and starring Adlon, gets its series premiere on FX on Thursday, September 8 at 10 PM ET/PT. Better Things centers on Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She’s mom, dad, referee and the cops. Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expatriate, who lives across the street. Sam is flawed and fierce with her love for her daughters, and her own mother, as well. Sometimes, heaping the love on when she feels guilty. Sam’s just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two and also – just maybe – squeeze in some private time once in a while. Adlon serves as Executive Producer alongside Louis C.K., Blair Breard, Dave Becky and 3 Arts Entertainment. Better Things is produced by C.K.’s production company Pig Newton for FX Productions. Click to read more at FutonCritic

Friday – September 09, 2016

3:01 AM

AMAZON One Mississippi: Episodes 2-10 (#102-110) [Series Premiere]

One Mississippi is a traumedy inspired by comedian Tig Notaro’s life. We find Tig as she leaves Los Angeles and returns to her hometown in Mississippi upon her mother’s untimely death. What starts as Tig reconciling her mother’s affairs, becomes a poignant, hilarious and surprising exploration of family, childhood and life after grief. Click to read more at FutonCritic

8:00 PM

All Networks Special: Stand Up To Cancer [2-hour Special Presentation]

9:00 PM

CBS Special: 10th Annual ACM Honors [2-hour Special Presentation]

SHOWTIME Special: Martin Lawrence Doin’ Time: Uncut [2-hour Special Presentation]

10:00 PM

CINEMAX Quarry: You Don’t Miss Your Water (#101) [75-minute Series Premiere]

When U.S. Marine Mac Conway returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972, he finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public he fought for. While struggling with the nightmarish experiences he witnessed and took part in, Conway is unwillingly drawn into a network of killing that spans the length of the Mississippi River. Based on the bestselling books of Max Allan Collins (“The Road to Perdition”), the CINEMAX drama series QUARRY begins its eight-episode season FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 (10:00-11:15 p.m. ET/PT). The series is created and written by Michael D. Fuller & Graham Gordy (“Rectified”), who executive produce along with Steve Golin (HBO’s Emmy(R)-nominated “True Detective”; the Emmy(R)-nominated “Mr. Robot”; the Oscar(R)-winning “Spotlight”; the Oscar(R)-nominated “The Revenant”). Emmy(R) winner Greg Yaitanes (CINEMAX’s Emmy(R)-winning “Banshee”; “House”) serves as executive producer and showrunner, and also directs all eight episodes. Logan Marshall-Green (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Prometheus”) stars as Mac Conway, aka Quarry, who is trying to readapt to normal society after Vietnam. Struggling to make ends meet, he is lured into an underground killing network. Jodi Balfour (“Final Destination 5”) stars as Joni, the love of Mac’s life and a reporter at the local newspaper. Though devoted to him, Joni has outgrown her old life in his absence. Peter Mullan (HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge”) stars as The Broker, a cunning, secretive crime boss who has a network of powerful criminals at his command and has taken a special interest in Conway. Click to read more at FutonCritic

10:01 PM

ABC 20/20  [39th Season Premiere]

Saturday – September 10, 2016

10:00 PM

NBC Aquarius: I Will (#213) [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.