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new and noteworthy tv: 8/31-9/13


So looks like more sports are picking back up again Tour de France is happening, US Open Tennis kicks off on Monday, and NFL Thursday 9/10. I wrapped up End of the F***ing World and Undone both of which were good but odd. Still plugging away on the backlog. Not sure how there’s so much new stuff, but nothing piquing my interest, other than season 2 of The Boys, having recently wrapped season 1.

  • Gosta (HBOM) Series Premiere, Monday 8/31 – This Swedish drama follows a child psychologist who moves to a small town and is apparently trying to do good in a dysfunctional world.
  • Bookmarks (Net) Series Premiere, Tuesday 9/1 – Reality spotlight on the Marley Dias hosted showcase of celebrity authors reading children’s books by black authors.
  • Metro Sexual (Crack) Series Premiere, Tuesday 9/1 – Australian sitcom takes a peek behind the doctor’s curtain at a small local sex clinic.
  • Transplant (NBC) Series Premiere, Tuesday 9/1, 10pm – Another Canadian arrival to network tv, this drama follows a Syrian doctor trying to reestablish his career after fleeing his country.
  • Assisted Living (BET) Series Premiere, Wednesday 9/2, 10/10:30pm – Tyler Perry’s latest is a comedy centered on a family trying to run a home for the elderly.
  • Raised by Wolves (HBOM) Series Premiere, Thursday 9/3 – Two androids raising children on an alien planet from EP Ridley Scott, early reviews are mixed.
  • The Sounds (Ac) Series Premiere, Thursday 9/3 – A Canadian couple move to New Zealand to run a salmon fisher and when the husband disappears secrets are revealed in this drama.
  • We Got This (SundN) Series Premiere, Thursday 9/3 – An American in Sweden tries to solve 30 year old murder of a former prime minister, dark comedy based on true speculation.
  • Young Wallander (Net) Series Premiere, Thursday 9/3 – A re-imagining of BBC’s Wallander as a cop in his early 20s in Sweden.
  • Away (Net) Series Premiere, Friday 9/4 – Hilary Swank commands a mission to Mars, early reviews are mixed.
  • Noughts + Crosses (Pea) Series Premiere, Friday 9/4 – Adapted from the YA series following the story of two star-crossed kids whose color divides them.
  • Power Book II: Ghost (Starz) Series Premiere, Sunday 9/6, 8pm – A Power spinoff picks up after the finale and follows Tariq trying to navigate his new life, I assume if you watched Power you know what that means.
  • Record of Youth (Net) Series Premiere, Monday 9/7 – South Korean drama about two actors and a makeup artist making their way in the world.
  • Get Organized with the Home Edit (Net) Series Premiere, Wednesday 9/9 – Another reality spotlight because I just love some organizing, this one brought by Reese Witherspoon and Molly Sims with Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin of The Home Edit.
  • Woke (Hulu) Series Premiere, Wednesday 9/9 – Inspired by the work and art of Keith Knight, a comedic look at a cartoonist who suddenly starts seeing things a little differently.
  • The Idhun Chronicles (Net) Series Premiere, Thursday 9/10 – An animated comedy about a magical world where two young earthlings fight assassins.
  • Julie and the Phantoms (Net) Series Premiere, Thursday 9/10 – A teen girl helps a trio of ghosts with their band in this comedy.
  • The Duchess (Net) Series Premiere, Friday 9/11 – A single mom juggling life and considering another kid.
  • Malory Towers (BYUTV) Series Premiere, Sunday 9/13 – Based on British novels set in an all-girls boarding school in England after WWII.
  • Van Der Valk (PBS) Series Premiere, Sunday 9/13, 9pm – Three part drama based on Feeling’s crime thrillers, cop faces cases in Amsterdam.

Returning streaming: The Yorkshire Vet (Ac, 8/31), A.P. Bio (Pea, 9/3), The Boys (Am, 9/4), Spirit Riding Free (Net, 9/4), Starbeam (Net, 9/8), LA’s Finest (Spec, 9/9), The Gift (Net, 9/10), Family Business (Net, 9/11).

The procrastinator lists mostly scripted items that may not be on your regular season pass, though notation does not imply recommendation. Times noted are typically PST.

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