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TV THIS WEEK: Reverie debuts, bonus Lucifer, Lake Placid goes horror, iZombie finale

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May 28, 2018

Lucifer may be canceled, but it’s not exactly gone just yet. Oh, and NBC has a mind-bending new sci-fi-ish series to help fill the void during the summer slowdown.

NBC is debuting the new series Reverie this week. The show follows a young woman who is tasked with saving people who have become “lost” inside a virtual reality program. The premise certainly sounds like it could be a trip, if they can pull it off. SYFY is also dropping its original horror flick Lake Placid: Legacy, which looks to take a more straight-up sci-fi horror vibe with the B-movie concept. Even better, it stars about half the cast of Wynonna Earp.

Fox may have already pulled the plug on its fantasy cop series Lucifer, but the network did so with two extra episodes still in the can (though they are both set before the series' finale cliffhanger). The network plans to burn them off as “bonus episodes” to celebrate Memorial Day, so fans at least have one last hurrah to say goodbye.

Looking to finales, The CW is wrapping the latest season of critical hit iZombie, while FX is bidding a final farewell to its genre-adjacent, period-set spy thriller The Americans. Both are great. If you're not caught up on either, summer is the perfect time to binge.

Check out our full rundown below and let us know what you’ll be watching.

HIGHLIGHTS

Lucifer (Fox), Monday 8 p.m. - “Boo Normal; Once Upon a Time”

BONUS EPISODES: As Lucifer and the team investigate the murder of a child psychiatrist, Ella thinks about a big childhood secret that she's been hiding. Then, in Part 2, an alternate dimension is visited where Lucifer not only has never met Chloe, but is granted the freedom of choice.

 

Lake Placid: Legacy (SYFY), Monday 9 p.m.

Lake Placid: Legacy follows a group of urban explorers as they venture to a quiet lake in upstate Maine that is home to a deadly and forgotten secret. Unfortunately for them, they quickly discover they’re not alone and encounter a deadly threat that can kill them all. The film stars Katherine Barrell (Wynonna Earp), Tim Rozon (Wynonna Earp), Joe Pantoliano (The Goonies, The Matrix), and Sai Bennett (Leprechaun Returns).

 

iZombie (The CW), Monday 9 p.m. - “And He Shall Be a Good Man”

SEASON FINALE: The Season 4 finale: Clive, Ravi, Peyton, and Major work together to help Liv.

 

Reverie (NBC), Wednesday 10 p.m. - “Pilot / Apertus”

SERIES PREMIERE: In the premiere, former hostage negotiator Mara Kint is hired by tech company Oniratech to save people who have lost themselves in a sophisticated virtual reality program called Reverie.

 

The Americans (FX), Wednesday 10 p.m. - “START”

SERIES FINALE: In the series finale, the Jennings face a choice that will change their lives forever.


MONDAY

Lucifer (Fox), Monday 8 p.m. - “Boo Normal; Once Upon a Time”

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8 p.m. - “Dark Side of the Moon”

Supergirl is stunned to discover that a part of Krypton survived. Meanwhile, Alex is attacked while out with Ruby, and Lena considers how far she will go to keep Reign contained.

 

James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction (AMC), Monday 9 p.m. - “Intelligent Machines,” “Time Travel”

Steven Spielberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Lucas, and others wonder whether the machines predicted by sci-fi will save humankind or lead to its demise. Then: Christopher Nolan, Keanu Reeves, Christopher Lloyd, and others look at how time travel can correct history's mistakes while creating new ones.

 

Lake Placid: Legacy (SYFY), Monday 9 p.m.

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

iZombie (The CW), Monday 9 p.m. - “And He Shall Be a Good Man”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Elementary (CBS), Monday 10 p.m. - “Bits and Pieces”

Holmes and Watson retrace Holmes' steps after he finds himself in possession of a severed head and no memory of the past six hours or why he has it.

 

The Crossing (ABC), Monday 10 p.m. - “The Long Morrow”

A grisly discovery in camp leads to the arrest of an unlikely suspect, and a risky move by Jude may be the only way to expose the truth. Meanwhile, Reece finds herself captive, and Rebecca falls under the sway of Naomi in a way that could change everything.


TUESDAY

Legion (FX), Tuesday 10 p.m. - “Chapter 17”

Inner demons take control.

 

Expedition Unknown (Discovery), Tuesday 10 p.m. - “Legend of the Snake King Part 1”

Josh ventures into the ancient Mayan city of El Mirador in search of the lost tombs of a mysterious ruling dynasty, called “the Snake Kings.”


WEDNESDAY

The Expanse (SYFY), Wednesday 9 p.m. - “It Reaches Out”

An old friend taunts Holden with the answers he seeks; Naomi struggles to fit in; and a mysterious low-level tech aboard the Thomas Prince enacts a terrifying plan.

 

The Originals (The CW), Wednesday 9 p.m. - “What, Will, I, Have, Left”

After learning how she can get Hayley back, Hope sets off on a dangerous mission to end the mess she started. Klaus turns to Caroline for help when he discovers Hope's plan. Vincent and Freya clash over whether to let Declan in on New Orleans' supernatural secrets.

 

Colony (USA), Wednesday 10 p.m. - “End of the Road”

Will, Katie, and Snyder struggle to protect their secrets while under interrogation.

 

Reverie (NBC), Wednesday 10 p.m. - “Pilot / Apertus”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

The Americans (FX), Wednesday 10 p.m. - “START”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.


THURSDAY

Look, it’s a pretty slow night. We’re knee-deep in the starts of the slower summer season. That said, there are still some awesome movies to check out on the big screen at this point. So you can always catch something like Deadpool 2, Solo, or Avengers: Infinity War. If you’re looking to stay in, might we recommend some bingeing. If you haven’t already, check out Cobra Kai on YouTube Red. Its pretty great.


FRIDAY

BattleBots (Discovery), Friday 8 p.m. - “There's No Tapping Out In BattleBots!”

More bot-batting action.

Ancient Aliens (History), Friday 9 p.m. - “Area 52”

A look at Area 51's notoriety to see if it's a cover-up for much bigger extraterrestrial experiments taking place at multiple locations.

The Dead Files (Travel), Friday 10 p.m. - “Terrorland - Lake Shawnee, West Virginia”

Steve and Amy investigate an abandoned amusement park in Lake Shawnee, W.Va. While Steve uncovers Native American attacks and multiple drownings, Amy uncovers a vengeful group of dead that will stop at nothing to get its land back.


SATURDAY

Again, another slow night. Welcome to the summer! Dig into your Netflix watch list.


SUNDAY

Westworld (HBO), Sunday 9 p.m. - "Les Ecorches"

When you’re lost in the dark for long enough, you begin to see.