TV THIS WEEK: Blood Drive premieres, Face Off returns, Orphan Black and more

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The Syfy summer schedule gets started in earnest this week, with freshmen series Blood Drive and fan favorite Face Off kicking off.

Along with those premieres, there's also new episodes of Dark Matter and Wynonna Earp, plus Doctor Who and Orphan Black over on BBC America. But that's not all! Freeform's summer sci-fi line-up keeps rolling along with Stitchers and Shadowhunters, and a new installment of Fear the Walking Dead at AMC, and there's also some high-profile stuff on premium cable if you're so inclined: American Gods at Starz (Season 1 finale!) and Twin Peaks at Showtime are both new.

Beyond all that? There are a whole lot of good movies to fill the void. There's E.T., Dredd, Guardians of the Galaxy, Mad Max: Fury Road, Limitless, Interstellar and Alice in Wonderland.

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

Highlights

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (WGN), Tuesday 8PM

A lonely boy befriends a homesick alien stranded on Earth and attempts to help him find a way home. Meanwhile, a group of government scientists attempt to capture the benevolent visitor for research. Won Oscars for Sound, Visual Effects and Score.

ET The Extra Terrestrial (1982) Official 20th Anniversary Trailer Movie HD

 

Face Off (Syfy), Tuesday 9PM - "Pack Leaders"

SEASON PREMIERE: In a first, the artists are divided into two make-up effects shops as Season 12 gets started. First assignment: Design a werewolf pack.

FACE OFF | Season 12: Official Trailer | Syfy

 

Blood Drive (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "The F-cking Cop"

SERIES PREMIERE: In the dystopian future of 1999, Arthur Bailey is the last good cop among a horde of corrupt officials, living in desolate downtown Los Angeles. He's about to get caught up in a race where the cars run on human blood and the last participant to arrive at each checkpoint has their head explode in the premiere of this series.

BLOOD DRIVE | Trailer #2

 

Doctor Who (BBC America), Saturday 9PM - "The Eaters of Light'

The Doctor, Bill and Nardole discover a doorway leading to the end of the world ...

The Eaters Of Light - Next Time Trailer - Doctor Who: Series 10 - BBC

 

Orphan Black (BBC America), Saturday 10PM - "Clutch of Greed"

Rachel issues an ultimatum to Sarah, and the outcome sparks a clash with Kira, who begins exploring her own maturity. Also: Felix reconnects with an old ally to help his family get Kira.

Orphan Black Episode 2 Trailer | Clutch of Greed | Saturday 10/9c BBC America

Monday, June 12

Shadowhunters (Freeform), Monday 8PM - "You Are Not Your Own"

Everything is turned on its head, as the greater demon Azazel remains at large. Meanwhile, Simon asks Isabelle for help.

Shadowhunters | Season 2, Episode 12 Sneak Peek: Alec Visits Magnus | Freeform

 

The Wolverine (FX), Monday 8PM

Still mourning the death of Jean Grey, Wolverine travels to Japan after an old friend tells him that he can remove his immortality, but he soon gets caught up in a conspiracy involving the Yakuza.

The Wolverine | Official Trailer #1 HD | 2013

 

Demolition Man (Sundance), Monday 8PM

After tough cop John captures psychotic killer Simon, both are cryogenically frozen to take their violent tendencies out of society. Decades later, Simon is thawed out by a political leader to assassinate a high-profile rebel. The only person who could stop the plan is John, who also is unfrozen. Now, as the two adjust to an advanced society, thy are on course for a final showdown.

Demolition Man (1993) Official Trailer - Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes Action Movie HD

 

Stitchers (Freeform), Monday 9PM - "For Love or Money"

The team investigate the case of a young woman found dead in her wealthy boyfriend's pool. Meanwhile, Linus feels a connection to Ivy; Cameron's concerned about Kirsten's emotional vulnerability; and Camille is intrigued by an attractive medical examiner who likes to meet in unusual places.

Stitchers | Season 3, Episode 2 Promo: “For Love Or Money” | Freeform

Tuesday, June 13

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (WGN), Tuesday 8PM

See more in our Highlights section above.

Face Off (Syfy), Tuesday 9PM - "Pack Leaders"

See more in our Highlights section above.

iZombie (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Conspiracy Weary"

Paranoia ensues when Liv and Blaine consume the brains of a conspiracy theorist and investigate theories that may or may not exist. Meanwhile, Liv researches Major's new friend; and Ravi makes a surprising discovery.

iZombie | Conspiracy Weary Trailer | The CW

Wednesday, June 14

Mad Max: Fury Road (Syfy), Wednesday 8PM

In a sun-parched, post-apocalyptic future, loner Max gets caught up in the plight of a group of warrior women as they flee from an evil despot across a desert wasteland.

Mad Max: Fury Road - Official Main Trailer [HD]

 

Dredd (IFC), Wednesday 8PM

A futuristic lawman known as Judge Dredd incurs the wrath of ruthless drug lord Ma-Ma after he ventures into her towering inner-city stronghold with a rookie cop in order to stop the spread of a dangerous new narcotic.

Dredd - Trailer

 

Ghostbusters (AMC), Wednesday 8PM

Unemployed parapsychologists devise a system for neutralizing ghosts when New York City comes under attack from supernatural demons.

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Re-Release Trailer (2014) - Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver Comedy HD
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Blood Drive (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "The F-cking Cop"

See more in our Highlights section above

Thursday, June 15

Alice In Wonderland (Syfy), Thursday 6:37PM

Adaptation of Lewis Carroll's timeless tale about a girl who gets lost in a beautiful but deadly fantasy world that is home to many strange creatures and even stranger people.

Alice in Wonderland - New Official Full Trailer (HQ)

 

Limitless (Spike), Thursday 8PM

Struggling author Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) overcomes his writer's block with a new drug that unlocks the full potential of his brain, and he forges a partnership with a businessman (Robert De Niro) seeking to capitalize on his extraordinary skills. Meanwhile, some dangerous characters discover Eddie's secret and come gunning for his dwindling supply of the pharmaceutical.

Limitless (2011) Official Trailer #1 - Bradley Cooper Movie

 

Weird Science (BBC America), Thursday 8PM

A pair of high-school geeks who are hapless with members of the opposite sex create what they believe is the ideal woman using a computer ... and then a lightning storm brings that woman to life.

Weird Science Official Trailer #1 - Robert Downey Jr. Movie (1985) HD

Friday, June 16

The Originals (The CW), Friday 8PM - "Voodoo Child"

The Hollow targets the most vulnerable Mikaelson, but Vincent believes he can use The Hollow's own dark magic to defeat his enemy for good. Meanwhile, the King of New Orleans concocts a deadly backup plan of his own. Elsewhere, Hayley struggles to figure out Hope's future in New Orleans; and Freya confronts her darkest fear.

The Originals | Voodoo Child Trailer | The CW

 

Dark Matter (Syfy), Friday 9PM - "Welcome to the Revolution"

After receiving a distress call from a former associate, the crew of the Raza find themselves in the middle of a colony's fight for independence.

DARK MATTER | Season 3 Trailer 2 | Syfy

 

Josh Gates' Destination Truth (Travel Channel), Friday 9PM - "Pompeii Ruins and a Kenyan Jungle Beast"

Josh Gates heads to Italy to learn the truth behind claims of voices and apparitions haunting the ruins of Pompeii. Then, he treks through the remote jungles of Africa on a potentially life-threatening investigation involving a flesh-eating monster.

Josh Gates' Destination Truth (Travel Channel), Friday 10PM - "Angkor Wat Temple and a Canadian Lake Creature"

Josh Gates explores an 800-year-old temple in Cambodia and has a terrifying encounter in the crumbling ruins. Later, he journeys to British Columbia to investigate reports of a monster living beneath a glacial Canadian lake.

Wynonna Earp (Syfy), Friday 10PM - "Shed Your Skin"

While Waverly's change accelerates and Doc makes a dangerous deal, Wynonna must fight spider creatures.

Wynonna Earp | Season 2, Episode 2: Sneak Peek | SYFY

Saturday, June 17

Guardians of the Galaxy (FX), Saturday 8PM

Cosmic outlaws face an interstellar villain who seeks to control the universe with a powerful orb. Together, Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax the Destroyer may be the galaxy's only hope for thwarting Ronan's sinister plan.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Trailer 1 (OFFICIAL)

 

Doctor Who (BBC America), Saturday 9PM - "The Eaters of Light"

The Doctor, Bill and Nardole discover a doorway leading to the end of the world ...

The Eaters Of Light - Next Time Trailer - Doctor Who: Series 10 - BBC

 

Orphan Black (BBC America), Saturday 10PM - "Clutch of Greed"

Rachel issues an ultimatum to Sarah and the outcome sparks a clash with Kira, who begins exploring her own maturity. Also: Felix reconnects with an old ally to help his family get Kira.

Orphan Black Episode 2 Trailer | Clutch of Greed | Saturday 10/9c BBC America

Sunday, June 18

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Syfy), Sunday 6PM

The G.I. Joes are hunted by the U.S. government after the President is replaced with an impostor who plans to use a new superweapon to achieve global domination.

G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation - Official Trailer #1 - Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis Movie (2012) HD

 

Interstellar (FX), Sunday 7PM

As Earth's atmosphere grows inhospitable to human life, a team of astronauts embark on a dangerous mission through a wormhole in order to find a habitable planet in a distant galaxy.

Interstellar Movie - Official Trailer

 

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "100"

A mysterious character searches for purpose and soon becomes tied to the struggle over a key resource in the apocalypse.

Fear the Walking Dead: Next on: '100' Ep. 304

 

Twin Peaks (Showtime), Sunday 9PM - "The Return, Part 7"

There's a body all right.

American Gods (Starz), Sunday 9PM - "Come to Jesus"

SEASON 1 FINALE: As war approaches, Mr. Wednesday needs to recruit one more Old God: Ostara, aka Easter, Goddess of the Dawn, but swaying her requires making a good impression, so Mr. Nancy is brought in.

American Gods 1x08 Promo "Come to Jesus" (HD) Season Finale