The Walking Dead: Dead City
SUNDAY: The zombie apocalypse has not been kind to New York City, largely abandoned to the hordes of the dead and the immortal species of rats, cockroaches and pigeons. But an evil apple known as “the Croat (Željko Ivanek) has kidnapped Maggie’s (Lauren Cohan) son and is sequestering him somewhere in the Big Apple, so she enlists her nemesis Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to help her save his offspring. the man he had once butchered so brutally. Dead Citythe first spin-off to follow the ending zombies, plays in moments like Negan’s redemption tour. And if you buy this, I have a bridge to Manhattan that I’d like to sell you.
SUNDAY: The past is present as Masterpiece mystery, a prequel to the iconic Inspector Morse, returns for a three-episode final season. As young Sergeant Endeavor Morse, Shaun Evans (who leads the opening) rejoins his unit in the spring of 1972 after taking a mental break, plunging into a case in the world of classical music (his favorite). But another crime investigated by Morse and DCI Fred Thursday (Roger Allam) carries disturbing echoes of the unsolved Blenheim Vale child abuse scandal in season 2, which ended badly for both detectives. Expect the shockwaves to continue all season.
SUNDAY: Always on the lookout for new British crime drama, PBS presents a showcase for Adrian Dunbar (Service line), who reveals an unexpected gift for singing as the title character, newly retired Detective Inspector Alex Ridley. When not serving as a consultant for his protégé Carol Farman (Bronagh Waugh) in difficult murder cases, he practices his jazz vocal talents in a local pub in his bleak neighborhood in northern England as an escape from the tragic loss of his wife and daughter. (Their deaths by arson loom over the first season.) The two-part puzzles unfold at a slow, steady pace, enhanced by Dunbar’s rocky and unusually lyrical persona.
SUNDAY: Danny McBride’s raucous comedy about a dysfunctional family of celebrity televangelists heads to Series territory in Season 3. Patriarch Eli (John Goodman) has retired, leaving his three offspring—crazy Jesse (McBride), neurotic Judy (Edi Patterson) and angry Kelvin (Adam Devine)—in charge of the profitable megachurch, each trying in his own way to step out of Eli’s considerable shadow. This season’s new scene stealers include Shea Whigham (boardwalk empire) as a rowdy race car driver, Stephen Dorff as a rival preacher, and Steve Zahn (The White Lotus) as Eli’s brother-in-law, the apocalypse-preparing militia leader who calls TV pastors “quacks”. He’s not wrong.
SUNDAY: For the many who are not in the flow Yellowstone fans who complained when the spinoffs weren’t made available on “regular” TV, some good news. The acclaimed prequel, starring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as trailblazers James and Margaret Dutton, and Isabel May as their willful daughter Elsa (also the show’s narrator), begins airing weekly on cable. The adventure begins when James arrives in Texas and the young family joins a wagon train led by Civil War veteran Shea Brennan (the great Sam Elliott, who won a Screen Actors Guild Award for the role).
SUNDAY: As if being mauled by anti-hunting eco-activists isn’t humiliating enough, Wyoming game warden Joe (Michael Dorman) is now forced to play second fiddle to a “master stalker” and radio star (Patrick Garrow) who tries to take over the hunt for the killer. Complications follow. Elsewhere, fugitive Nate Romanowski (Mustafa Vorbește) tempts fate by contacting Deputy Cricket (Justice Dosani), making her a target as well.
WEEKEND TV INSIDE:
- The Strength of a Woman by Mary J. Blige (Saturday, 8/7c, Lifetime): A continuation of last week’s Truly love The film continues the story of Kendra (Ajiona Alexus) and Ben (Da’Vinchi) 15 years later, when she is trapped in a bad marriage and Ben presents a possible way out.
- The wedding contract (Saturday, 8/7c, Hallmark Channel): Things are much lighter in a romantic comedy about Rebecca (Becca Tobin) and Adam (Jake Epstein), whose Jewish wedding is threatened by their latest job opportunity and the inevitable bump. of their mothers.
- Parchman’s revelation (Saturday, 8/7c, A&E): Rapper Jay-Z lends his voice to activists and grieving families seeking reform at Mississippi’s Parchman prison, notorious for its inhumane living conditions and high death rate.
- AEW Clash (Saturday, 8/7c, TNT): The All Elite Wrestling franchise expands to a second night with a two-hour live in-ring show.
- John Early: Now more than ever (Saturday, 10/9c, HBO): The Search group star headlines an attention-grabbing stand-up special in Brooklyn, combining comedy, music and a mock backstage drama.
- Birder Extraordinary with Christian Cooper (Saturday, 10/9c, Nat Geo WILD): Central Park’s bird enthusiast goes far in a new series that explores the wonderful world of avian diversity, starting in the caves, waterfalls and rainforests of Puerto Rico.
- The Great Food Truck Race: David vs. Goliath (Sunday, 8/7c, Food Network): As the title suggests, the rookies face the pros in the latest season of the food-truck battle, opening with a showdown on the baseball field as they serve up the Little Leaguers — and L.A. Dodgers. ‘ Mookie Betts. Later in the season premiere Quarrel on the beach (10/9c), teams from the East and West Coast show what they’ve been up to on new twists on boardwalk fare.
- Search Party with Brandon Jordan (Sunday, 9/8c, Weather Channel): The urban treasure hunter and YouTube sensation dives deep into oceans, lakes, rivers and canals to find lost items, braving underwater conditions and surprising wildlife.
- Loud mouth (Sunday, 10/9c, Showtime): Lightning rod activist Reverend Al Sharpton speaks truth to power in a biographical portrait of the irrepressible firebrand.