TV THIS WEEK: Alphas gets some new blood, Warehouse 13 and more!

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Dec 17, 2012

Who needs the Olympics? Alphas gets some fresh, new blood with girl power, courtesy of Erin Way, and Warehouse 13 sees the return of a beloved character to the action. Meanwhile, Terry O'Quinn pops up on Falling Skies.

Also this week, the kanima has a new master on Teen Wolf, Team Truth hunts for vampires on Destination Truth, Haunted Highway signs off, Bender searches for the meaning of life on Futurama, Paranormal Witness returns for a second season, the Mars Rover has a timely documentary with Martian Mega Rover, Fae politics continues to be a pain for Bo on Lost Girl, The Women of Doctor Who are featured in a special, Eddie McClintock takes on one ugly son of gun called the Boogeyman, and Bill tries to help the Authority with a little PR on True Blood.

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

Monday, Aug. 6

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Personal Effects"

Steve's back in the action to go artifact-hunting the team, and just in time. It seems a box filled with artifacts is on the loose in a small town.

Here's a sneak peek:

Alphas (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Alpha Dogs"

New character alert! Erin Way joins the cast as Kat, a mysterious new Alpha with a powerful ability, who Harken and Hicks meet in an underground fight club for Alphas. Meanwhile, Rosen tracks Stanton Parish's past to 1864.

Here's a preview:

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

Oh, my! If you missed last week's killer episode, you've got a lot of catching up to do. In the penultimate episode, Scott has not only the championship lacrosse game to play, but he also has to come up with a way to stop Gerard. Elsewhere, Allison's hunt for Derek and his wolves continues.

Here's a look:

Tuesday, Aug. 7

Destination Truth (Syfy) 8 p.m. - "Vampire Monsters; Island of the Damned"

Team Truth heads to Transylvania to hunt something that is draining the blood from the locals' pets and livestock. Then it's off to a Swedish island for another investigation.

Here's a look:

Haunted Highway (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Silver City Ghost Town; Shunka Warakin"

Season-one finale! The teams take on a paranormal investigation in an Old West ghost town in Idaho and a prairie monster in Montana.

Here's a sneak peek:

Wednesday, Aug. 8

Futurama (Comedy Central) 10 p.m. - "Free Will Hunting"

Bender searches for the meaning of life after learning that robots don't have the same free will as humans.

Haunted Collector (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Ghost Tavern; Terror House"

John and the team travel to probe paranormal activity at a Mississippi tavern and disturbing happenings in a woman's home in upstate New York.

Here's a promo:

Paranormal Witness (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Man in the Attic"

Season-two premiere! A young California mother tries to protect her family from paranormal activity with the help of a parapsychology investigator.

Here's a preview:

Other Wednesday shows of interest:

On the Science Channel's Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman (10 p.m.), neuroscientists look into the human mind, asking "Did We Invent God?"

Thursday, Aug. 9

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

Amanda's back to rock Ryan's world, unfortunately for Wilfred. Allison Mack returns.

Martian Mega Rover (National Geographic) 10 p.m.

Talk about good timing! The Mars Rover landed Sunday, and here's a documentary on how NASA developed the rover, Curiosity, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. From Emmy-winning producer/director Mark Davis.

Friday, Aug. 10

Lost Girl (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "The Girl Who Fae'd With Fire"

Things get hot for Bo as she becomes ensnared in Fae politics while trying to save some important people. Meanwhile, Hale asks Kenzi for a big favor.

Here's a sneak peek:

Other Friday shows of interest:

On National Geographic's Chasing UFOs (10 p.m.), the team travels to Varginha, Brazil, considered the "Roswell of South America," to find the truth and whether aliens might be hiding in the jungles outside the city.

Saturday, Aug. 11

The Women of Doctor Who (BBC America) 9 p.m.

In this special, it's a look at the women of Doctor Who.

Here's a new sneak peek at Doctor Who's seventh season:

Boogeyman (Syfy) 9 p.m.

Warehouse 13's Eddie McClintock stars in this Syfy Saturday Night at the Movies flick about a nasty creature who has issues with the son of a widowed lawman, and it's going to be a bloodbath. Emma Samms and Danny Horn also star.

Here's a preview:

Other Saturday shows of interest:

On Bio's Celebrity Ghost Stories (9 p.m.), celebs Lorenzo Lamas, Charles Shaughnessy and Kristen Renton revisit paranormal experiences. On the Science Channel's Dark Matters: Twisted but True (10 p.m.), John Noble's freaky series delves into Fritz Haber poisonous technology, contaminated heroin that can freeze addicts like statues, and an actress who foresees the future in "Positively Poisonious, Medusa's Heroin, Beauty and the Brains." On Bio's The uneXplained (10 and 10:30 p.m.) double-header, a mother enlists the help of a psychic when she doesn't believe her son committed suicide, and another mother hunts for answers with intuitive healers when her adult daughter is unable to speak or move for nine years. And on BBC America's The Nerdist (10 p.m.), Chris Hardwick and his crew nerd out with a "Tribute to Nerd Girls."

Sunday, Aug. 12

Falling Skies (TNT) 9 p.m. - "The Price of Greatness"

Terry O'Quinn alert! In the penultimate episode, the 2nd Mass arrives at Charleston and Tom is reunited with his former mentor (O'Quinn). Meanwhile, Maggie becomes suspicious that Pope is planning to leave the group.

Here's a preview:

True Blood (HBO) 9 p.m. - "Gone, Gone, Gone"

Eric continues to balk at the Authority's new direction, while Bill develops a public relations campaign that will explain the increase in vampire violence. Meanwhile, Jason discovers a mysterious scroll that may hold answers, Pam and Tara must deal with the new sheriff, and Russell embraces his destiny.

Here's a look:

Other Sunday shows of interest:

On Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva (9 p.m.) Jane defends Deb's mom, who's been accused of pushing a dance student in her class in "Lady Parts."

What are you going to watch?