What I’ll watch on TV Fall 2016 + Video Previews


Jim Lantern

30 August 2016

Entertainment – TV

What I’ll watch on TV Fall 2016 + Video Previews

This may be added to, edited, and updated, as and if/when more information becomes available.

Notes: I have COX CATV Economy Package + Internet Essential Package. I can monitor (with sound muted) a show on my 13-inch TV (usually news, weather, sports or special entertainment), while watching another show of primary interest on my 26-inch TV. I live in Norman Oklahoma U.S. Central Time.


8:00pm – AMC TV – The Walking Dead (1 hour) – Season 7 starts October 23. My Number One favorite TV series of all time…

Labor Day Holiday Weekend September 4:

  • 8:30am to 6:59pm – AMC TV – “Alien” movies marathon.
  • 8:00pm – AMC TV – Fear the Walking Dead (1 hour).


7:00pm – ABC TV – Dancing with the Stars (2 hours) – Starting September 12 – To include former Texas Governor Rick Perry.

7:00pm – NBC TV – The Voice (2 hours) – Starting September 19 – The coaches this season: Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus, and Alicia Keys.

9:00pm – NBC TV – Timeless (1 hour) – Starting October 3. New science fiction series involving my favorite subjects of time travel, time paradox, and alternate history…

Labor day Holiday Weekend September 5:

  • 11:00am to 2:00pm – POP TV – Interview with the Vampire (1994 movie) – Special presentation includes interviews with the stars of the movie including Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. The best vampire movie ever made – but for the very different science fiction “space vampires” 1985 movie Lifeforce (my Number One favorite movie of all time – get it on DVD or Blu-ray)…

Special Note: Monday 26 September 2016 – Presidential Debate – Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump, and Gary Johnson if allowed to participate.


8:00pm – Syfy TV – Channel Zero (1 hour) – Starting September 27. New anthology series – comparable to The Twilight Zone

9:00pm – Syfy TV – Aftermath (1 hour) – Starting September 27. New science fiction apocalypse series…

September 6:

  • 7:00pm – NBC – America’s Got Talent (2 hours) – Semi Finals 2.


7:00pm – CBS TV – Survivor (1 hour) – Starting September 21.

8:00pm – CW TV – Frequency (1 hour) – Starting October 5. Based on the excellent movie…

9:00pm – ABC TV – Designated Survivor (1 hour) – Starting September 21. Could become the best new TV series of the season, staring Kiefer Southerland as President of the United States after a nuclear attack by terrorists…

September 7:

  • 7:00pm – NBC TV – Special: Commander-in-Chief Forum (1 hour) – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump participate in a forum in New York City hosted by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, focusing exclusively on what the next president will have to confront as commander in chief. Included: NBC News and an audience comprised mainly of military veterans and active service members will pose questions to the candidates on topics involving national security, military affairs and veterans issues.
  • 8:00pm – NBC TV – America’s Got Talent (1 hour) – Live results 5.


Regular schedule not yet determined.

September 8:

  • 7:00pm to 11:00pm – Comet TV – Jeremiah (4 episodes). [The 2002 series begins on Comet TV 7:00pm to 11:00pm September 1 – I’ve seen some of it before.]
  • 10:00pm to 12:30am – Grit TV – Sharky’s Machine (1981 movie) – Burt Reynolds directed and stars as a cop who is determined to nail a crime czar with political connections. Vittorio Gassman, Brian Keith, Rachel Ward. Arch: Bernie Casey. Friscoe: Charles Durning. [This is one of my all-time favorite cop-detective movies, not the best by far but still a favorite, a certain kind of “class” that appeals to me and highlighted by theme music and song Street Life by Randy Crawford…

Excellent live performance…


7:00pm – CBS TV – MacGyver (1 hour) – Starting September 23. Based on thee original TV series. [I’ll give it a look.]

8:00pm – FOX TV – The Exorcist (1 hour) – Starting September 23. [I doubt I’ll stay with this one.]

8:00pm – Syfy TV – Incorporated (1 hour) – Starting November 30. A future Orwellian kind of world ruled by corporations…

9:00pm – Syfy TV – Van Helsing (1 hour) – Starting September 23. This one might be fun! The female version of Van Helsing…

September 9:

  • 7:00pm to 9:00pm – TCM (Turner Classic Movies) – The Conversation (1974 movie) – The best Gene Hackman movie ever made! Francis Ford Coppola wrote and directed this character study of a wiretapper who comes to realize that he may be responsible for a murder…


Regular schedule not yet determined.

Labor Day Holiday Weekend September 3:

  • 11:00am – ABC TV – College Football – Oklahoma University at Houston.
  • 7:00pm – Comet TV – Cherry 2000 (2 hours 1988 movie)…

Special Notes…

The Americans – Ending with Season 6 – FX TV – TBA 2017.

Preacher – Season 2 – AMC TV – TBA 2017.

Turn: Washington’s Spies – Ending with Season 4 – AMC TV – TBA 2017.

Vikings – Season 5 – History Channel – TBA 2017…

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