What to Watch This Week (September 15-21)

Creative Emmy Awards just descended the curtain, and with the anticipation for the Primetime Emmy Awards, we can give an insight to what is worth watching on TV screen. However, excellent shows are not only confined to the nomination list for Emmy. Let’s take a look what we can enjoy this week, with some of them having its premier and others finale.

On September, 15, The Masked Singer: Super Sneak Peek special (Fox) is aired at 8 pm and Season 2 will be back on September, 25. This show is based on the same form of a Korean show. Singers are masked to perform and judges and audience guess who the guest star is. In addition to singing, American version pays more attention to costumes, set design and choreography. The wonderful visual effects are beyond the description.


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On September, 16, Dancing with the Stars Season 28 (ABC) has its premiere.Christie Brinkley announced the leave just hours before the new season kicks off because of the arm injury. Her daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook may be her replacement. Hosts Bergeron and Erin Andrews are back, and judges include Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba. The Emmy-winning show restructures this year after last fall’s controversial result by skipping traditional spring season.


On September, 17, America’s Got Talent Season 14 finale, Night 1 of 2 (NBC) is aired at 8 pm, and 2 of 2 follows the next day, with a more fierce competition than previous season. Some Golden Buzzer Selections such as Joseph Allen, Luke Islam and Sophie Pecora have been eliminated before the finale. As usual, the show about dream and courage is inspiring. The 11-year-old being-bullied young violinist says he is proud of himself for his performance. 14-year-old vocalist Benicio Bryant performs an original song Here Goes Nothing after first audition. It is risky but worthwhile. 10-year-old opera singer Emanne Beasha is a golden buzz selected performer and her performance really demonstrates that America got talents. Voices of Service survives the first round, but they don’t stand out. In the judge cuts round, they surprise the everyone by See You Again. Ryan Niemiller is the only comedian for the finale and it seems that he is favorite competitor of Dwayne Wade who once told Ryan “you are one of a kind, and you own it. Thank you for those laughs”. No choir has ever earn the first place before in AGT and it is possible that Detroit Youth Choir will make it. Here is the full list for the finale:

Benicio Bryant, Singer

Detroit Youth Choir, Choir

Emanne Beasha, Opera Singer

Kodi Lee, Singer and Pianist

Light Balance Kids, Light-Up Dance Crew

Ndlovu Youth Choir, Choir

Ryan Niemiller, Stand-Up Comedian

Tyler Butler-Figueroa, Violinist

Voices of Service, Vocal Group

V.Unbeatable, Acrobatic Dance Group

It is a little difficult to decide which show you will watch on September, 18 at 8 pm. In addition to AGT, MasterChef Season 10 (Fox) also has its finale on the same day. The winner this year will take home a $250,000 grand prize. Dorian Hunter, Nick DiGiovanni, Renee Rice and Sarah Faherty will compete for it.


Wednesday is a big day! American Horror Story: 1984 premiere (FX), too. It is the ninth season of this show. The cast includes Emma Robert, Cody Fern and Matthew Morrison. The story is set in1984 as its name suggests. The trailer shows that someone runs in the woods and is chased by a knife-wielding masked man. It turns out that the horror is not only from a guy with a weapon, but also from your secret past which will not let you move on so easily. Sarah Paulson will not star in the new season, but it is said that she may appear as a guest actress.

At 10 pm. The Pearson Season 1, a spin-off show for The Suits, will end up with 10 episodes with focus on Jessica Pearson. Her career and life is involved in complex Chicago politics.

It is a big week for Downton Abbey fans. It has been 4 years after the final season, and this week Downton Abbey is back on sliver-screen. At 8 pm on September, 19, Return to Downton Abbey: A Grand Event special (NBC) is aired. The show is a celebration for the film, with a wealth of information about why the show is so successful and appealing. The host Derek Hough, who has earned two Emmy Awards, will talk to the cast and give audience an insight about this magic show. The fantastic part is that so many celebrities will share their obsession with Downton Abbey.

On September 20, Criminal series will premiere on Netflix with all episodes. According to IMDb, it is about “a cat-and-mouse drama, which focuses on the intense mental conflict between detectives and suspects. Comprising 12 stories set in four different countries, each takes place within the confines of a police interview suite”.

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