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TV THIS WEEK: The CW’s Outpost premieres, Harry Potter on SYFY, Handmaid's Tale finale and more

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Jul 9, 2018

It's a relatively light week when it comes to splashy premieres, but there's still a whole lot to watch — including one new series that could make for a welcome fantasy adventure to break up the summer heat.

The CW is debuting its new fantasy series The Outpost this week, focusing on a young woman on a quest for vengeance in a wild fantasy world. Behind the scenes, the show comes from several alums of the TV corner of the Stargate franchise. It's being described as a low-budget Game of Thrones, so hey, it could keep us rolling until Jon Snow and the gang are back. If you have Hulu, the season finale of The Handmaid's Tale is also dropping. Beyond that, we have some fresh genre fare across cable and broadcast, with a new The 100 at The CW, a new Salvation at CBS, a new Cloak & Dagger on Freeform, and a new Reverie at NBC.

If you've been wanting to revisit (or finally check out) the wizarding world, SYFY is debuting the entire run of Harry Potter films this week. The network is looking to roll out its network debut with a splashy weekend marathon, complete with limited commercial interruptions and some fan testimonials surrounding the films.

History also has an original mini-documentary that could be a fun one for collectors, digging deep into the history of Hot Wheels toys. A bit outside the box, but hey, who doesn't love Hot Wheels?

Check out our full rundown below and let us know what you think:

HIGHLIGHTS

Salvation (CBS), Monday 9PM - "Crimes and Punishment"

Loyalties are tested when Grace is asked to lie under oath. Also, Darius tasks Liam with a dangerous mission; and a shocking act of violence plunges the nation into chaos.

 

The 100 (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Sic Semper Tyrannis"

The growing fractures in Wonkru threaten to explode once and for all. Meanwhile, in Shadow Valley, Murphy starts a fire, unleashing catastrophic results.

 

The Outpost (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "One Is the Loneliest Number"

SERIES PREMIERE: In the series premiere, Talon, the lone survivor of the Blackblood race, seeks vengeance on the men who slaughtered her people. Her journey takes her to a desperate Outpost on the edge of the realm, where she finally confronts one of the men who killed her family.

 

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu), Wednesday - "Season 2 Finale"

The Season 2 finale of the critically acclaimed streaming drama drops this week. The show has taken the story of the original season in some fascinating directions this year, and it'll be interesting to see how they wrap up this season.

Hot Wheels: 50th Anniversary Special (History), Thursday 8PM

SPECIAL: A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the popular toy tells the history of the iconic toy's journey and the brand's multi-generational influence on car culture and design.

 

Harry Potter - Wizarding Weekend (SYFY), Friday 8PM

NETWORK PREMIERE: The entire Harry Potter film series comes to SYFY, and the network has a massive weekend-long marathon planned to kick it all off. The event starts Friday night and runs the next several days, spanning the entire fantasy series from The Sorcerer's Stone to Deathly Hallows (Parts 1 and 2).


MONDAY

Salvation (CBS), Monday 9PM - "Crimes and Punishment"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Elementary (CBS), Monday 10PM - "You've Come a Long Way, Baby"

Holmes engages an old foe to protect his father after he learns Morland is in danger of being killed. Also, Holmes and Watson search for a killer connected to the tobacco industry when a lawyer who was in the process of reviewing a major cigarette distributor's finances is murdered.


TUESDAY

The 100 (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Sic Semper Tyrannis"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Face Off (SYFY), Tuesday 9PM - "Divine Dryads"

The artists battle it out as they create dryad protectors of real-life forests.

 

The Outpost (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "One Is the Loneliest Number"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


WEDNESDAY

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu), Wednesday - "Season 2 Finale"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Originals (The CW), Wednesday 9PM - "There in the Disappearing Light"

Klaus helps Hope cope with her pain in an unconventional way. A figure from Elijah's past comes back seeking help. Elsewhere, Marcel takes on the nightwalkers, while Vincent deals with the fallout of a fateful decision.

 

Colony (USA), Wednesday 10PM - "Disposable Heroes"

Will, Broussard, Katie, and Amy help the Outliers deal with an emergency. Snyder makes his play to take over Seattle. Kynes runs damage control.

 

Reverie (NBC), Wednesday 10PM - "Pas de Deux"

Mara tries to save a young dancer whose recent tragedy has sent her spiraling into deep despair. The case leads Mara to a surprising reunion with Chris, the love she left when her life fell apart.


THURSDAY

Hot Wheels: 50th Anniversary Special (History), Thursday 8PM

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger (Freeform), Thursday 8PM - "Lotus Eaters"

Tandy and Ty join forces to save a man imprisoned by his own mind. Along the way, they learn about their powers and uncover information about the rig explosion.


FRIDAY

Harry Potter - Wizarding Weekend (SYFY), Friday 8PM

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

BattleBots (Discovery), Friday 8PM - "A Smashing Good Time"

The race to become BattleBots World Champion heats up.


SATURDAY

Haunted Towns (Travel), Saturday 10PM - "Low Country"

The Tennessee Wraith Chasers are in Georgia's oldest city to investigate hauntings that surround Savannah's "Hanging Square." From war to murder to plague, Wright Square has been the epicenter of Savannah's paranormal activity for over 300 years.


SUNDAY

Ghosted (Fox), Sunday 9:30PM - "The Airplane"

The Bureau Underground struggles to be taken seriously while forced to share a case with both the FBI and the FAA. Disheartened by the lack of respect, the team turns to Merv, who offers very little support. Meanwhile, an unlikely relationship forms and Max makes a shocking discovery.

 

Preacher (AMC), Sunday 10PM - "The Tombs"

As Jesse helps re-invigorate business at Angelville, he tests Tulip and Cassidy's faith in him when Angelville brings out a darker side of him.

 

These Woods Are Haunted (Travel), Sunday 10PM - "Cabin in the Woods and Bigfoot Encounter"

A night of terror ensues after a couple accepts an offer to stay in an abandoned cabin in the woods, and a man is stalked by an unknown creature.

*TV listing information via TV Guide.