TV THIS WEEK: Game of Thrones and Touch season finales and more!

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Dec 17, 2012

It's that odd dead zone between end of fall and winter, and the start of the TV summer season that leads to precious little original television. But we will get a couple big finales with Touch and Game of Thrones, lots of ghosts, Josh Gates and the premieres of Teen Wolf and Drop Dead Diva.

Also this week, Gates joins the Fact or Faked team as they search for gargoyles, a camera used to film Star Wars goes on the auction block on Hollywood Treasure, Stephen Hawking explores human biology on Brave New World, and Amy and Steve open a Pandora's box on The Dead Files.

Here's what we have to look forward to this week on sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal TV.




Tuesday, May 29



Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Glowing Gargoyle; Phantom Feline"

Josh Gates guest-stars! Destination Truth's Josh Gates joins members of the team in the hunt for gargoyles in the U.K., while other team members head to Kentucky to investigate video of a ghostly cat. But will Josh find any truth with the Fact or Faked gang?

Here's a sneak peek:


Hollywood Treasure (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Chamber of Secrets"

There never seems to be a shortage of Hollywood goodies for the team to hunt for. This week on the auction block: Marilyn Monroe's dress from Bus Stop, a camera that was used to film Star Wars, pistols from Tomb Raider, and masks made by makeup artist John Chambers.

Here's a sneak peek:




Wednesday, May 30



Brave New World With Stephen Hawking (Science Channel) 10 p.m. - "Biology"

Prepare to see your future as Stephen Hawking and his experts investigate breakthroughs that are transforming what's possible with the human body. They delve into life-changing drugs, heart regeneration and how to produce oil from E. coli.

Here's the entire episode, if you don't feel like watching it on the Science Channel:




Thursday, May 31



Touch (Fox) 8 p.m. - "Gyre"

It's a two-hour season-one finale! While Martin and Abigail try to reach an understanding regarding the custody battle, Martin finally starts to put the pieces of the puzzle together while he goes just a little Jack Bauer on us and saves Jake. Meanwhile, the Aster Corporation pursues its interest in Jake, and Martin goes on the hunt for Amelia, the missing girl who has Jake's ability with numbers.

Here's a preview and a sneak peek:




Friday, June 1



The Dead Files (Travel) 10 p.m. - "Pandora's Box"

Steve and Amy try to help a terrified family in Blackshear, Ga., that has come to believe its 100-year-old home has paranormal activity.

Here's a general preview of the show:




Saturday, June 2



Celebrity Ghost Stories (Bio) 9 p.m. - "Cindy Williams; Audrina Patridge; Giancario Esposito; Joan Van Ark"

More ghostly celebrity stories.


Other Saturday shows of interest:

On Biography's My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera (10 p.m.), celebrities aren't the only ones who can have ghost stories! Here's a look at possible spirits caught on video, including a couple's dead daughter, a ghost on an old Navy ship, and spirits in a photographer's home.




Sunday, June 3



Game of Thrones (HBO) 9 p.m. - "Valar Morghulis"

Season-two finale! The aftermath of the Battle of the Blackwater plays out, and Theon gets advice from Luwin, Daenerys finds herself in unfamiliar surroundings, and Arya receives a gift from Jaqen.

Here's a promo:


Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) 9 p.m. - "Welcome Back"

Season-four premiere! And you thought Jane was going to finally get the guy! Nope! Jane gets called back from her trip to Italy with Owen when Kim wants her to take on a murder case. Meanwhile, Jane has to deal with the fallout of her secret being revealed, and Stacy gets advice from a relationship guru. Kim Kardashian guest-stars.

Here's a look:


Teen Wolf (MTV) 11 p.m. - "Omega"

Part-one of the two-part Season-two premiere! Looks like they're going to start having to call this show Teen Wolves this season as Scott and the gang return to deal with lots of werewolf angst. In the opener, Lydia goes missing, Scott and Allison share a secret romance, and the hunters welcome a family member back into the fold. Teen Wolf premieres after the MTV Movie Awards 2012. Part two airs on Monday, June 4 at 10 p.m. in the show's regularly scheduled timeslot.

Here's a preview:


What are you going to watch?