TV THIS WEEK: The Mist premiere, The Originals season finale, new Who and more

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Jun 19, 2017

The big story this week is the premiere of Spike's ambitious adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist, which looks to be more than terrifying enough to keep spines tingling — but that's not all.

Syfy’s summer slate of originals is well underway, led by the second episode of the gory, grindhouse series Blood Drive. Along with that, there are also new installments of Dark Matter, Wynonna Earp, and Face Off. At The CW, there’s the season finale of The Originals and a new iZombie. BBC America is also sporting a strong line-up this weekend, with new episodes of Doctor Who and Orphan Black. Looking to Sunday, there's also a new Fear the Walking Dead and the latest Twin Peaks.

Check out our full rundown, set your DVR and let us know what you'll be watching.

Highlights

Blood Drive (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "Welcome to Pixie Swallow"

Grace and Arthur battle to stay off the menu at the first pit stop, which is Pixie Swallow Motel and Diner.

 

The Mist (Spike), Thursday 10PM - "Pilot"

SERIES PREMIERE: In the series premiere, a mysterious mist overruns a small town and threatens its inhabitants.

 

The Originals (The CW), Friday 8PM - "The Feast for All Sinners"

SEASON FINALE: Season 4 ends with the Mikaelsons out of options as they face the all-powerful and indestructible entity known as The Hollow. With Hope's life at stake, Vincent proposes a final, desperate plan; one that will force Klaus, Elijah, Hayley, Rebekah and Freya to make the greatest sacrifice their family has ever endured.

 

Doctor Who (BBC America), Saturday 9PM - "World Enough and Time"

Friendship drives the Doctor into the rashest decision of his life. Trapped on a giant spaceship, caught in the event horizon of a black hole, he witnesses the death of someone he is pledged to protect. Is there any way he can redeem his mistake? Are events already out of control? For once, time is the Time Lord's enemy.

 

Orphan Black (BBC America), Saturday 10PM - "Beneath Her Heart"

Old friendships haunt Alison as she tries to take back control and return and to the community center, but finds that Bailey Downs has moved on from her.

Monday, June 19

Shadowhunters (Freeform), Monday 8PM - "Those of Demon Blood"

When Shadowhunters start turning up dead at an alarming rate, the leaders of the Institute begin to fear a Downworlder uprise.

 

Stitchers (Freeform), Monday 9PM - "Perfect"

A high-profile divorce attorney is murdered, and the team must sort through a plethora of suspects. Meanwhile, Linus discovers the cause of the neurosync issues in the stitches, which directly affects Kirsten and Cameron.

 

Tuesday, June 20

Face Off (Syfy), Tuesday 9PM - "Hive Mind"

Inspired by hive-minded insects, the artists must create queen, worker and drone aliens.

 

Wednesday, June 21

Blood Drive (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "Welcome to Pixie Swallow"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Thursday, June 22

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon), Thursday 8PM

No, not that new one. We're talking about the 1990 original. Four turtles exposed to radiation turn into life-size ninjas and fight crime in a major city, with the help of a sensei rat and a TV reporter.

 

The Mist (Spike), Thursday 10PM - "Pilot"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Friday, June 23

Ancient Aliens: Declassified (History), Friday 8PM - "Top Secret Aliens"

A look at the possibility that aliens visited Earth in the remote past and gave us advanced technology, passed down through human history.

The Originals (The CW), Friday 8PM - "The Feast for All Sinners"

See more in out Highlights section above.

Dark Matter (Syfy), Friday 9PM - "All the Time in the World"

Unbeknownst to the rest of the crew, Three has been trapped in a time loop, reliving the same day.

 

Josh Gates' Destination Truth (Travel), Friday 9PM - "The Djinn of Petra and a Lizard Monster"

Josh Gates leads his team through the deserts of Jordan to learn the truth about a malevolent force called a Djinn. Next, his team tackle the muddy, snake-infested swamps of South Carolina where a lizard-like creature has taken up residence.

Josh Gates' Destination Truth (Travel), Friday 10PM - "The Great Wall and an Israeli Mermaid"

Josh Gates sets out on an adventure through a hazardous section of the Great Wall of China, chasing reports that the spirits of soldiers are causing trouble. Then, he dives head-first into the waters of Tel Aviv to investigate an aquatic mystery.

Wynonna Earp (Syfy), Friday 10PM - "Gonna Getcha Good"

Doc tries to help a friend while Wynonna must deal with an angry Marzanoik; it's like a genie but way more evil.

 

Saturday, June 24

Doctor Who (BBC America), Saturday 9PM - "World Enough and Time"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday 9PM - "Upper Fruitland Curse"

Zak Bagans and his crew head to Upper Fruitland, New Mexico, to help a family who are troubled by the ghost of a faceless young boy. During the intense lockdown inside the Navajo Nation, the guys capture a chair moving on its own.

iZombie (The CW), Saturday 9PM - "Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 1"

Part 1 of 2. Liv consumes the brains of someone from Ravi's past and it makes her want to sleep with every guy in Seattle. It also causes her to have some very intimate visions of Ravi. Meanwhile, Major is faced with a huge decision.

 

Orphan Black (BBC America), Saturday 10PM

See more in our Highlights section above.

Sunday, June 25

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame"

A new threat reveals itself to Madison and Troy as they search for answers. Elsewhere, Alicia must reconcile with her past decisions.

 

Twin Peaks (Showtime), Sunday 9PM - "Part 8"

Gotta light.