TV THIS WEEK: Grimm premieres, Teen Wolf and Falling Skies exit

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Dec 17, 2012

It's a big week for comings and goings. Grimm gets the gold as the first show of the fall TV season to premiere, while Teen Wolf and Falling Skies finish out their excellent seasons.

Also this week, Hugo (aka René Auberjonois) returns to hunt an artifact on Warehouse 13, Nina's having issues on Alphas, it's a death-defying season-five finale for Destination Truth, collectors struggle with moderation on the new series Collection Intervention, the Professor's parents unretire on Futurama, something's starting fires on Haunted Collector, Charlie is taken off the ventilator on Saving Hope, Ryan goes on a road trip with Wilfred, Bo ends up in trouble again on Lost Girl, it's a "Timey-Wimey" special for Doctor Who, and Bill continues with his new mission to take over on True Blood.

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

Monday, Aug. 13

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "There's Always a Downside"

Guest stars alert! Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's René Auberjonois returns as Hugo, who's hunting an artifact at his nephew's prep school. Meanwhile, Being Human's Sam Huntington guest-stars as a musician in New Orleans who is being threatened by an artifact. When it comes to Steve, I think we know what the "downside" is.

Here's a preview:

Alphas (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "When Push Comes to Shove"

In this Nina-centric episode, the team discovers its latest Alpha target is Nina, who's having a breakdown and is in the midst of a crime spree.

Here's a sneak peek:

Grimm (NBC) 10 p.m. - "Bad Teeth"

Season two premiere! Nick learns where his mother's been for the last 18 years, while Juliette's condition worsens. Meanwhile, a foreign plot to track down Nick is exposed and Hank struggles to understand what's going on around him. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio guest-stars as Nick's mom.

Here's a look at season two with the cast:

Teen Wolf (MTV) 10 p.m. - "Master Plan"

Season two finale! It all comes to a head as a shocking death on the lacrosse field drives Scott to attempt to expose Gerard's master plan. Meanwhile, Derek uses his own methods to try to stop the geriatric psycho.

Here's a look:

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Destination Truth (Syfy) 8 p.m. - "Hanging Coffins; Kazakh Monster"

Season five finale! It's a death-defying investigation that leads Josh and Team Truth to make one of the most shocking paranormal discoveries in the show's history as the investigators travel to the Philippines and Kazakhstan.

Here's a look:

Collection Intervention (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "A Disturbance in the Force"

Series premiere! Call it hoarding! Call it an intervention! Collectible's expert Elyse Luray goes into sci-fi collector's homes to help them pare down their overwhelming collections. First up, she helps a couple of Star Wars collectors take some of their things to auction, and Catwoman collector must part with some of her stuff.

Here's a promo:

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Futurama (Comedy Central) 10 p.m. - "Near-Death Wish"

The Professor is perturbed when his parents unretire from virtual retirement aboard the Near-Death Star.

Haunted Collector (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Firestarter; Haunted Museum"

Something's starting fires, and it's up to John and the team to figure out what's going on in a 200-year-old Connecticut house with lurking shadow figures, ghostly voices and ominous apparitions. Also, a Kentucky museum is investigated.

Here's a promo:

Paranormal Witness (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Brooklyn Haunting"

A Brooklyn family faces paranormal activity in its townhouse.

Here's a preview:

Thursday, Aug. 16

Saving Hope (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Bea, Again"

The Olympics are over, and Saving Hope is back after a mini-hiatus. Alex's struggles continue as Charlie is taken off his ventilator. Meanwhile, she sees a patient for a followup who may be able to help her understand what's really going on with Charlie. And when Joel breaks his hand, he can't operate.

Here's a look:

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

Wilfred and Ryan take a spur-of-the-moment road trip, and things do not go well.

Friday, Aug. 17

Lost Girl (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Fae-nted Love"

When Bo's hot and steamy night goes bad, Trick and Kenzi struggle to protect her from the fallout. Meanwhile, Bo grills Trick about her origins.

Other Friday shows of interest:

The Travel Channel's The Dead Files (10 p.m.) returns with new season two episodes as Steve and Amy investigate violent paranormal activity in a restaurant in upstate New York.

Saturday, Aug. 18

The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who (BBC America) 9 p.m.

In this special, it's a look at the concept of time in Doctor Who.

Here's a timey-wimey clip:

Other Saturday shows of interest:

On Bio's Celebrity Ghost Stories (9 p.m.), celebs Tyler Blackburn, Lainie Kazan and Shari Headley revisit paranormal experiences. On the Science Channel's Dark Matters: Twisted but True (10 p.m.), John Noble's freak fest delves into "Creative Evil; Curiosity Killed Dr. Katskee; Bat Bomb." On Bio's The uneXplained (10 and 10:30 p.m.) double-header, psychic twins help a mother searching for answers in "Death in the Desert," and a woman in a wheelchair turns to mystical healers in "Will I Ever Walk Again?" And on BBC America's The Nerdist (10 p.m.), Chris Hardwick and his crew nerd out with a "Tribute to Time Travel."

Sunday, Aug. 19

Falling Skies (TNT) 9 p.m. - "A More Perfect Union"

Season two finale! Tom and the some of the 2nd Mass crew leave their new home to meet the skitter rebel leader. Meanwhile, Tom learns game-changing information. That info will undoubtedly happen in "the last five minutes" of the finale, at least according to the preview below.

Here's a preview:

True Blood (HBO) 9 p.m. - "Sunset"

It doesn't look like Sookie's life is going to get any easier as the series boils to a close with only a couple episodes left in the season. Sookie digs into an ancient family secret, while Bill drags Jessica into his new holy war. Meanwhile, the military leverage a video of Russell and Steve Newlin against the vamps, and Sam and Luna head to the Authority.

Here's a look:

Other Sunday shows of interest:

On Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva (9 p.m.), Jane's latest case involves a teen girl who was put on life support after a rave in "Family Matters."

What are you going to watch?