Upcoming Week in TV: 10/23 – THE WALKING DEAD Returns & The World Series

By Alyssa & DRWHO42

This week will be a notable for bats in more ways than one. First – can we just say, FINALLY our questions will be answered Sunday night with the premiere of The Walking Dead. Second – we will see the epic dual for the Major League Pennant between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians.

New shows this include Pure Genius & The Great Indoors, both of which could be interesting but neither are particularly geeky.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: The Fall, The Living and the Dead
On-going: The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Timeless, Conviction, Elementary, The Big Bang Theory, The Blacklist, Gotham, Marvel’s Agents of Shield, The Exorcist, Designated Survivor, Blindspot, The Exorcist, The Strain, Falling Water, & Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch

Alyssa’s picks:
New/Returning: Walking & Talking Dead, Pure Genius
Watching live: Bull, Survivor, This is Us, Designated Survivor, Pitch, Notorious, Dirk Gently, Falling water
Letting Stack up:  Ash vs Evil Dead, BlackList, Blindspot, Gotham,  Lethal Weapon,  The Strain, Van Helsing, Marvel AoS, Hells Kitchen, Flash,  Z-Nation, The Exorcist, Better Things,  Lucifer, Arrow

Notable geek shows are highlighted in red.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

9:30 AM
NFLN    Thursday Night Football: Giants At Rams (#1007) [Special Night & Time]
9:00 PM
AMC    The Walking Dead: The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be (#701) [7th Season Premiere]
10:06 PM
AMC    Talking Dead: The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be (#601-90) [90-minute 6th Season Premiere]
11:30 PM
ADULT SWIM    Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell: Straight Outta Hades (#301) [3rd Season Premiere]
11:45 PM
ADULT SWIM    Dream Corp LLC: Episode One (#101) [Series Premiere]

Dream Corp, LLC is an absurd workplace comedy set in a neglected dream therapy facility. Each week, viewers will watch as a rotating cast of desperate patients have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dream Corp’s absent-minded professor, Dr. Roberts (Jon Gries), and his team of unremarkable scientists. Dream Corp, LLC is created by Daniel Stessen (The Gold Sparrow) and executive-produced by alums of both American and British versions of The Office, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant, as well as Krasinski’s Sunday Night partner Allyson Seeger. Click to read more at FutonCritic

Monday, October 24, 2016

12:40 AM
AMC    Comic Book Men: Bucket List (#601) [6th Season Premiere]
8:00 PM
CBS    Kevin Can Wait [New Time Slot]
8:30 PM
CBS    Man With A Plan: Pilot (#mw101) [Series Premiere]

MAN WITH A PLAN stars Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: their little angels are maniacs. Adam (LeBlanc) feels fully equipped to take on more parenting responsibilities while his self-assured wife, Andi, returns to the work force after being a stay at home mom for 13 years. However, Adam’s blindsided by how tough it is to wrangle three messy kids who can’t live without Wi-Fi. Their pre-teen daughter, Kate (Grace Kaufman), is a master manipulator and initially thrilled that “daddy fun times” is taking over, middle child Teddy (Matthew McCann) can’t seem to keep his hands out of his pants despite constant reminders, and their precious youngest, Emme (Hala Finley), is nervous about starting kindergarten. But with Andi’s encouragement and advice from a couple of equally stressed parents, Marie (Jessica Chaffin) and Lowell (Matt Cook), Adam takes charge of his brood, lays down the law and discovers he’s going to “nail” this job. Click to read more at FutonCritic

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

7:30 PM
FOX    World Series Game #1 [Special Presentation]
10:00 PM
VICELAND    Cyberwar (#201) [2nd Season Premiere]

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

7:30 PM    FOX    World Series Game #2 [Special Presentation]
10:00 PM
VICELAND    Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia (#101) [Series Premiere]

Thursday, October 27, 2016

8:00 PM
CBS    The Big Bang Theory [New Time Slot]
8:31 PM
CBS    The Great Indoors: Pilot (#gi101) [Series Premiere]

THE GREAT INDOORS stars Joel McHale in a comedy about a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication. Jack has led a thrilling “outdoorsy” life exploring the edges of the earth while chronicling his adventures for Outdoor Limits. But his globe-trotting days end when the magazine’s charismatic founder and outdoor legend, Roland (Stephen Fry), announces the publication’s move to web-only and assigns Jack to supervise their online team of “journalists.” Jack’s eager 20-something colleagues include Clark (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a tech nerd who knows everything about surviving on Mars and a zombie apocalypse; Emma (Christine Ko), their social media expert who views Jack as the human version of dial-up; and Mason (Shaun Brown), a hipster-lumberjack who hasn’t spent any actual time outside. Jack reports to Roland’s daughter, Brooke (Susannah Fielding), an ex-flame who caters to the sensitive staffers by giving them all trophies just for working hard. Jack’s best friend, Eddie (Chris Williams), runs the local dive bar that’s popular with the younger set and helps Jack “decode” his co-workers. Jack is baffled by the world of click-bait and listicles, but if he’s patient, he may be able to show these kids that the outside world is much more than something on a screen… if he doesn’t beat them with their selfie-sticks first. Mike Gibbons, Chris Harris and multiple Emmy Award winner Andy Ackerman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Ackerman directed the pilot. Click to read more at FutonCritic

9:00 PM
BBCA    The Living And The Dead [Series Premiere]

In the lead up to Halloween, BBC AMERICA premieres the chilling limited series, The Living and the Dead, on October 27. From Ashley Pharaoh (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes), the six-parter stars Colin Morgan (Humans, The Fall, Merlin) and Charlotte Spencer (Glue, Line of Duty) as Nathan and Charlotte Appleby, a couple hell-bent on bringing modern ideas to an ancient rural community. When Nathan, a pioneering Victorian psychologist, brings his vivacious young wife back to live on his family’s estate, he’s confronted by one disturbing case after another. Are these strange events linked merely by coincidence, or is there something more sinister – more supernatural – going on in the village? The Halloween week binge-a-thon of The Living and the Dead begins Thursday, October 27 at 9/8c on BBC AMERICA and the entire limited series will be available the following day to stream on the BBC AMERICA App and BBCAmerica.com. The arrival of the railways, the unrelenting pace of industrialization, and the impact of groundbreaking science and philosophy are changing forever the ancient ways of rural England. Nathan and Charlotte are part of this movement of change. But when the death of Nathan’s mother brings them back to his family’s estate, they must turn the farm’s fortunes around – or risk ruin and the devastation of the local community. Though the farm and its future demand their attention, when a vulnerable teenage girl is brought to Nathan, seemingly possessed by a terrifying spirit, he cannot leave her to suffer. A pioneering doctor, Nathan has worked at the forefront of the emerging science of psychology and is an expert in mapping the dark places of the mind. He believes there is always a rational or scientific explanation to be found for life’s mysteries; though Harriet’s case is disturbing, he must use every psychological technique he has to find a way to cure her, to free her from this terrible burden. But what if Nathan is wrong, and it isn’t an illness of the mind? Could Harriet actually be haunted? Click to read more at FutonCritic

9:01 PM
CBS    Mom: High-tops And Brown Jacket (#mom401) [4th Season Premiere]
9:30 PM
CBS    Life In Pieces: Annulled Roommate Pill Shower (#lip201)[2nd Season Premiere]
10:00 PM
VICELAND    Balls Deep: Tba (#201)[2nd Season Premiere]
CBS    Pure Genius: Pilot (#pg101) [Series Premiere]

PURE GENIUS is a cutting-edge medical drama about a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists an exceptional veteran surgeon with a controversial past to run a state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine. Billionaire genius James Bell (Augustus Prew) built Bunker Hill Hospital determined to revolutionize healthcare and treat the rarest and most challenging medical mysteries, at no charge. Bell persuades maverick surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney) to be his Chief of Staff, who believed medicine is a human endeavor, not technological, until a “eureka” moment at the hospital convinced him otherwise. Bell’s team of trailblazers includes Dr. Zoe Brockett (Odette Annable), an exceptional, fearlessly frank physician; Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra (Reshma Shetty), an idealistic, maddeningly literal neurosurgeon who believes the hospital is a beacon for change; Dr. Malik Verlaine (Aaron Jennings), a former gangbanger now spearheading efforts to provide 24/7 health monitoring in poor neighborhoods via computer; Dr. Scott Strauss (Ward Horton), an intense neurologist with an Ivy league pedigree; and Angie Cheng (Brenda Song), an enthusiastic 3-D printer programming whiz. At Bunker Hill, Bell pairs the most brilliant minds in medicine with the most forward thinkers in technology, and cuts bureaucracy out of the equation, all in the interest of saving lives, including his own. Jason Katims, Michelle Lee and David Semel are executive producers for Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Semel directed the pilot. Click to read more at FutonCritic

10:30 PM
VICELAND    Dead Set On Life (#201) [2nd Season Premiere]

Friday, October 28, 2016

3:01 AM
AMAZOM    Good Girls Revolt: Episodes 2-10 (#102-110)[Series Premiere]

In 1969, while a cultural revolution with a soundtrack to match swept through the free world, there was still one place that refused to change with the times: newsrooms. Good Girls Revolt follows a group of young female researchers, Jane Hollander (Anna Camp), Patti Robinson (Genevieve Angelson), Cindy Reston (Erin Darke), at “News of the Week,” who simply ask to be treated fairly. Their revolutionary request, led by lawyer Eleanor Holmes Norton (Joy Bryant) will spark convulsive changes and upend marriages, careers, sex lives, love lives, and friendships. The pilot is inspired by the landmark sexual discrimination cases chronicled in Lynn Povich’s book, The Good Girls Revolt. Click to read more at FutonCritic

NETFLIX    Skylanders Academy: Complete First Season (#101-113) [Series Premiere]

Animated action-comedy Skylanders Academy follows the heroic adventures of the Skylanders team, a ragtag group of heroes with unique elemental skills who travel the vast Skylands universe, protecting it from evil-doers. They achieve victory by setting aside their egos, learning to trust one another and fighting as one to maintain harmony and balance in the land. Led by showrunner Eric Rogers (Futurama), the series features the voices of Justin Long (Ask Me Anything) as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical, Phineas and Ferb) as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) as Eruptor and Norm MacDonald (Saturday Night Live) as Glumshanks. Additional voice talent includes Susan Sarandon, Daniel Wu, Parker Posey, James Hetfield, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Diamantopoulos and Harland Williams, among others. Netflix members worldwide will learn the “Skylander way” -and enjoy all of the humor and heart in between- starting with 13 episodes this Fall and continuing with a second season in late 2017. Click to read more at FutonCritic

7:30 PM
FOX    World Series Game #3 (fsp-1719) [Special Presentation]
11:00 PM
IFC    Comedy Bang! Bang!: Kaley Cuoco Wears A Black Blazer And Slip On Sneakers (#511) [5th Season Fall Premiere]
HBO    Tracey Ullman’s Show: Episode 1 (#01/101) [Series Premiere]

A longtime HBO favorite returns to the network when TRACEY ULLMAN’S SHOW debuts FRIDAY, OCT. 28 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT). Emmy(R) winner Ullman stars as a wide array of everyday people and famous faces in the all-new sketch comedy series, which looks at modern life on the British side of the pond. Over the course of the six-episode season, Ullman plays celebrities like Dame Judi Dench, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Dame Maggie Smith, as well as portraying everyone from an ex-dictator’s wife and an agent for fashion models to a drama teacher and an accident-prone massage therapist. Click to read more at FutonCritic

Saturday, October 29, 2016

3:01 AM
NETFLIX    The Fall: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
7:30 PM
FOX    World Series Game #4 (fsp-1720) [Special Presentation]
9:00 PM
SYFY    The Night Before Halloween [Original Telefilm]


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.