I should have something clever to say on this line...but it's Friday
Here's everything you need to know about the world of television for Friday, July 19th, 2019. I'm writing this from the Twin Cities, where AllYourScreens HQ is running on unsweetened ice tea and forbidden pot pies.
SDCC IS GOING ON....DO YOU CARE?
After a Wednesday preview night, the San Diego Comic-Con kicked off yesterday and will be going full blast all weekend. There are scatterings of news being dribbled out by the networks in their panels and we'll post those nuggets along with lots of photos. But my sense is that it's not as newsworthy as it was even five years ago? Maybe it's the ramped-up promotion efforts by the studios or the endless parade of tie-in products being hawked to super fans. But SDCC now seems more like a Disney World for pop culture geeks.
THIS IS AN ABBREVIATED NEWSLETTER
There is certainly a lot of things to talk about. But there is a crazy amount of new television premiering today and that is pretty much taking up the entire newsletter today.
TOO MUCH TV REALLY IS A THING
This newsletter is called "Too Much TV" because....well, it's hard to keep track of all the new television premiering everyday. To help you prioritize your viewing, click here to see our list of more than 400 upcoming television premieres, movies and finales. You'll find listings from more than 70 networks, as well as streaming services and web shows.
And if you're a glutton for punishment (or just want to know what you've missed), check out this list of all the shows that have premiered so far in 2019.
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WHAT'S NEW ON TV TONIGHT:
Here's a rundown of the nearly overwhelming amount of television premiering, with the usual heavy dose of fresh stuff from Netflix:
1) All Or Nothing: Carolina Panthers (Amazon)
In this season, just three years removed from his MVP season and a Super Bowl appearance, quarterback Cam Newton remains the charismatic star around whom the Panthers revolve,” said Amazon. “His cast of teammates includes dynamic running back Christian McCaffrey and perennial All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly, along with a mix of talented rookies hungry to prove themselves and several veteran stalwarts who know this season might be their last. As the season unfolds, Carolina’s players, staff, head coach Ron Rivera and the team’s new owner David Tepper are all forced to navigate a difficult yet compelling path.
2) Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Season Premiere (Netflix)
Jerry Seinfeld's roving talk show combines coffee, laughs, and vintage cars into quirky, caffeine-filled adventures with the sharpest minds in comedy. This season’s guests include: Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Broderick, Jamie Foxx, Sebastian Maniscalco, Martin Short, Mario Joyner, Melissa Villaseñor, Bridget Everett, and Barry Marder.
3) Killjoys Season Premiere (Syfy)
The end of Season 3 left our Killjoys scattered to the far corners of The J galaxy and beyond. Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) is on a journey to face her biggest foe yet, while D’av (Luke Macfarlane) and John (Aaron Ashmore) are trapped in an elevator in deep space with a pregnant Delle Seyah (Mayko Nguyen). They are united by the knowledge of the name of their true enemy: The Lady, an immeasurable manifestation of evil without beginning or end. The Lady is making her play, and our trio has something she wants.
4) Last Chance U Season Four (Netflix)
Netflix’s critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series Last Chance U returns to give viewers an intense, unfiltered look at the junior college football program at Independence Community College (ICC). Entering his third season with ICC and second season on Last Chance U, Coach Brown has assembled a team that looks sure to compete for a national championship, but a disastrous season on the field puts a spotlight on all of the ugliness of college football that winning tends to polish over. With some new and returning faces, this season captures the Pirates fall from grace that leaves the coaches and the town looking for change.
5) Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) Series Premiere (Netflix)
Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.
6) Queer Eye Season Four Premiere (Netflix)
It’s been fifteen years since the Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy revolutionized reality television. The series returns to Netflix and is going global, introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspective and a brand new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine),Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion). This season Queer Eye trades its original New York setting for communities in and around Atlanta, Georgia. Our new Fab Five will forge relationships with men and women from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, touching on everything from LGBTQ rights and social commentary to how to make the best farm-to-table guacamole and more!
7) Saint Seiya: Knights Of The Zodiac (Netflix)
Seiya and the Knights Of The Zodiac rise again to protect the reincarnation of the goddess Athena, but a dark prophecy hangs over them all.
8) Shark Movers: Deadly Cargo (NatGeo)
Two shark scientists catch, crane-lift and relocate several Bull Sharks from the busy harbor of Noumea to a pristine coral reef away from people. Can they adapt and thrive?
9) The Epic Tales Of Captain Underpants: Season Three Premiere (Netflix Family)
Based on the epic books by Dav Pilkey, DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants follows the adventures of George Beard and Harold Hutchins, two best friends who’ve bonded through their love of pranking, comic books and being the thorns in Principal Krupp’s side. Their fun gets them mixed up in adventures crazier than their outrageous comic books, which is when they call on their greatest creation: Captain Underpants! From Peabody Award and Emmy-winning executive producer Peter Hastings.
10) The UnXplained Series Premiere (History)
William Shatner hosts this eight-episode, one-hour anthology series that will tackle subjects that have mystified mankind for centuries, from mysterious structures and cursed ancient cities to extraterrestrial sightings and bizarre rituals.
11) This Week At The Comedy Cellar (Comedy Central)
Produced at a blistering pace and boasting stand-up material that is truly fresh, the series emphasizes jokes about current events and breaking news captured the same week each episode airs. The series promises to deliver a robust collection of the best comics in the country.
12) The Wrong Mommy (LMN)
After receiving a promotion and more responsibility at work, Melanie decides to hire Phoebe as her personal assistant. Smart and cunning, Phoebe has an ulterior motive for taking the job and a twisted plan for revenge involving Melanie's mother. Vivica A. Fox, Eric Roberts, Jessica Morris, Ashlynn Yennie, Dee Wallace star
13) Typewriter Series Premiere (Netflix)
Typewriter is about a haunted house and a haunted book that stir the imagination of a group of young, wannabe ghost hunters, and a dog, determined to capture the ghost that plagues the notorious home in their neighborhood in Goa. When a new family and their captivating daughter move into the haunted home, the crew finds it difficult to balance the demands of school and chores with the renewed urgency to capture the neighborhood ghost before it is too late.
14) Wonders Of The Moon (BBC America)
Blood moons, super moons and total eclipses. Explore a stunning medley of lunar delights from across the globe. Low light cameras reveal the moon in its natural light, in ways that have rarely been witnessed, and illustrate its extraordinary influence over our planet, against a range of stunning backdrops. Travel to the rich undersea world of the South Pacific, where the coral reefs breed in synch with the moon cycles. Witness the mid-Autumn festival in Hong Kong, where the entire city falls under the moon’s spell, and watch the total eclipse transform day to night across the United States.
For a rundown of all the new episodes of television premiering tonight,click here.
From the January 24th, 1953 edition of TV Guide: