TV THIS WEEK: Revolution premieres, Haven returns, Alphas and more!

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Dec 17, 2012

While it seems like a thin week, we do have a couple of significant TV offerings, with the premiere of the new NBC series, Revolution, and the return of season three of Haven. We'll also get a look at the new Syfy set designing competition series, Hot Set.

And this week, Rosen confronts the mole on Alphas, Artie admits the truth on Warehouse 13, the makeup artists make superheroes and their sidekicks on Face Off, TAPS goes to New Orleans on Ghost Hunters, the Doctor visits Earth just in time for a really slow invasion on Doctor Who, and some nasty arachnids find a tasty meal in the U.S. with the help of Roger Corman on Syfy's Camel Spiders.

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

Monday, Sept. 17

Alphas (Syfy) 8 p.m. - "Falling"

Kat gets her first taste of field work with an assignment that leads her to a dangerous new street drug. Meanwhile, Rosen's discovery of who the mole leads to personal issues for him, and John meets Rachel's parents.

Here's a preview:

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Second Chance"

When people begin rusting away in West Virginia, it's Pete and Myka to the rescue. Meanwhile, Artie finally tells Mrs. Frederic and H.G. the truth about Brother Adrian, and Steve attempts to end his reliance on the Metronome with a visit to his hometown.

Here's a promo:

Revolution (NBC) 10 p.m. - "Pilot"

New series! What happens when the lights go out forever? When the electricity goes out around the world, humanity is plunged into darkness. Fifteen years later a young woman named Charlie travels to Chicago with a small group of people hoping to rescue her brother who has been kidnapped by the local militia. This series, which comes from Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau, stars Tracy Spiridakos, Billy Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell, David Lyons and Giancarlo Esposito.

Here's a look:

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Face Off (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Supermobile"

The remaining contestants are put in teams to create makeup for superheroes and their sidekicks with inspiration from some amazing vehicles. Kevin Smith guest judges.

Here's a sneak peek:

Hot Set (Syfy) 10:00 p.m. - "Crash Landed Astronaut"

New series! The creators of Face Off bring us a competition series which pits two Hollywood set designers and their teams against each other. First up, the designers must create a movie set for a scene where an astronaut has crash-landed on an alien planet.

Here's a preview:

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "French Quarter Massacre"

Jason and the TAPS gang head to New Orleans to investigate paranormal reports at the site of a fatal fire, as well as the mortuary and cemetery where some of the victims were taken.

Here's a promo:

Paranormal Witness (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "The Real Haunting in Connecticut"

A family relates the strange paranormal experiences that took place in their new Connecticut home, which was formerly a funeral parlor.

Here's a preview:

Friday, Sept. 21

Ghost Adventures (Travel) 9 p.m. - "Excalibur Nightclub"

Zak and the gang travel to Chicago to investigate a couple of well known paranormal hot spots, Bachelor's Grove Cementery and Excalibur Nightclub.

Haven (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "301"

Season three premiere! Last season left us with a missing Audrey and a life and death battle between Nathan and Duke. The season opens right were things left off, with the men having issues with each other, while Audrey wakes up in a less than ideal location. Meanwhile, someone else disappears. Could it be aliens?

Here's a look:

Saturday, Sept. 22

Doctor Who (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "The Power of Three"

There's only one more episode to go before we lose the Ponds forever and the Doctor for months. Yikes! In this episode millions of sinister black cubes fall from above. Could there be an invasion of Earth? The Doctor digs into a most unusual mystery with the help of Amy and Rory.

Here's a look:

Camel Spiders (Syfy) 9 p.m.

From executive producer Roger Corman, this killer spider flick involves lots of deadly arachnids from the Middle East which get transported to the southwest U.S. unfortunately for the local population. Brian Krause and C. Thomas Howell star.

Here's a promo:

Other Saturday shows of interest:

On the Bio Channel there's a new Celebrity Ghost Stories (9 p.m.) with tales from Diane Neal, Debbie Allen, Kevin Sorbo (aka Hercules), and Debbie Matenopoulos, and a new episode of The uneXplained (10 p.m.).

Sunday, Sept. 23

Long Island Medium (TLC) 9 and 9:30 p.m. - "The Flying Larrys" and "My Keys Now"

On the home front Larry Jr. goes skydiving, something Theresa is none too happy about, and Victoria gets into two car accidents in the same week. On the medium front, Theresa reads a skeptic at a restaurant and helps a young woman cope with her mother's death during a group reading.

What are you going to watch?