TV THIS WEEK: Firefly, Walking Dead, Twilight Zone marathons and more

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Dec 17, 2012

Thanks to the 4th of July, we get a little bit slimmer schedule than usual, but there are still some interesting things going on. AMC wants to remind us that The Walking Dead's new season is only three months away, so it's offering up a weekend marathon mixed with a season-three preview. We'll also get marathons from The Twilight Zone and Firefly.

Also this week, Eureka gets cut off from the rest of the world, Bo goes undercover on Lost Girl, Jackson's in trouble on Teen Wolf, Jack Osbourne hunts down paranormal activity on Haunted Highway, Alex has a difficult surgery on Saving Hope, Ryan has issues with Wilfred, a skitter is captured on Falling Skies, and Sookie is asked to help find Russell Edgington.

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

Monday, July 2

Eureka (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Mirror, Mirror"

When Eureka is cut off from the rest of the world due to a experiment gone wrong, things look grim for the townsfolk. But don't worry. There's still a handful of episodes to go before the big series finale. Chances are the Eurekians will survive at least until then.

Here's a preview:

Lost Girl (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Can't See the Fae-rest"

Dyson and Hale's investigation into a series of murders of rich young humans leads them to believe a serial-killing Fae might be at work. And that leads them to enlist the help of Bo to go undercover to help them crack the case.

Here's a sneak peek:

Teen Wolf (MTV) 10 p.m. - "Frenemy"

Now that the identity of the kanima has been uncovered, what are Scott, Stiles and Allison going to do with that info? Kill him? Save him? Put him in a zoo? Meanwhile, Allison's family gives her a task to complete.

Here's a look:

Tuesday, July 3

Haunted Highway (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Bear Lake Beast; Vergas Hairy Man"

Series premiere! Syfy's newest paranormal series follows two teams of investigators as they hit the backroads of America on the hunt for the paranormal. Jack Osbourne and his investigating partner Dana Workman and Fact or Faked's Jael de Pardo and Devin Marble each take separate cases with cameras as their only backup as they delve into local legends. First up, Osbourne and Workman probe a creature called the Bear Lake Beast in an underwater investigation, and de Pardo and Marble take to the woods to hunt for a Bigfoot-type creature called the Vergas Hairy Man.

Here's a promo and a sneak peek:

Wednesday, July 4 - Happy 4th of July!

The Twilight Zone Marathon (Syfy) 8 a.m. - 5 a.m.

How better to celebrate the 4th of July than with a day filled with fifth-dimensional goodness?

Here's the opening sequence:

Firefly Marathon (Science Channel) 8 a.m. - 3 a.m.

Well, perhaps Firefly is more your cup of tea. Kicking off where the series should have begun, with the two-hour "Serenity," the Science Channel will air all the episodes of Firefly.

Here's 50 great Firefly quotes to help remind you how good the series really was:

Thursday, July 5

Saving Hope (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Out of Sight"

Alex tries to prove her herself as chief surgical resident with a double hand replantation, while Maggie begins to question whether a homeless man has been misdiagnosed. Meanwhile, let's hope Charlie actually gets to do something interesting real soon besides walking the halls and telling people they're dead or in a coma.

Wilfred (FX) 10 p.m. - "Dignity"

Ryan takes Wilfred to the office. What could possibly go wrong?

Here's a look:

Other Thursday shows of interest:

On Disney XD's Tron: Uprising (8 p.m.), has a new episode called "Isolated."

Friday, July 6

Chasing UFOs (National Geographic) 10 p.m. - "Alien Cowboys"

Destination Truth's Erin Ryder, scientist Ben McGee and ufologist James Fox head to Colorado's San Luis Valley, a UFO hotspot, to probe reports of alien abductions and animal mutations.

Here's a fun promo:

Other Friday shows of interest:

On the Travel Channel's The Dead Files (10 p.m.), Amy and Steve investigate the home of a terrified teen who believes he's opened a portal for evil spirits in "Starvation Heights."

Saturday, July 7

The Walking Dead Season 3 Preview Weekend (AMC) 11:30 a.m.

AMC has big plans for The Walking Dead's third season, which returns in October, so they're giving us a taste of what we have to look forward to. Airing all 19 episodes from season one and two, Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick will give us sneak peeks of the season-three locations, costumes and props between each episode and chat with the cast about what we have to look forward to. It all leads up a brand-new episode of Talking Dead on Sunday at 9 p.m., which will premiere a scene with one of the new characters. Then they'll air a special black-and-white version of the original pilot.

Here's a preview:

Other Saturday shows of interest:

On Biography's Celebrity Ghost Stories (9 p.m.), Tito Ortiz, Cary Elwes, Sally Kellerman and Drake Bell relate their experiences with the paranormal. And then on the channel's My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera (10 p.m.), spirits haunt a building that was used in the Underground Railroad and investigators see the face of a child who drowned.

Sunday, July 8

The Walking Dead Season 3 Preview Weekend (AMC) 11:30 a.m.

The preview weekend continues its Walking Dead marathon with teasers of the new season in-between episodes. It all leads up to a brand-new Talking Dead at 9 p.m. featuring some very special guest stars, which will premiere a scene with one of the new characters. Then at 10 p.m., we'll be treated to a special black-and-white version of the original pilot.

Falling Skies (TNT) 9 p.m. - "Love and Other Acts of Courage"

Someone the group knows returns, but not everyone trusts him. Meanwhile, a skitter is captured and held at the camp, and Hal and Maggie make a connection.

Here's a look:

True Blood (HBO) 9 p.m. - "Let's Boot and Rally"

Bill and Eric try to talk Sookie into helping them find Russell Edgington. Meanwhile, Lafayette appeals to Jesus' spirit for help, Jessica offers some advice to Tara, Sam has bad news for Luna, and Jason has a disturbing dream.

Here's a promo:

Other Sunday shows of interest:

On Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva (9 p.m.), Jane and Grayson join forces for a case involving the death of an engineer on a faulty oil rig in "Rigged."

What are you going to watch?