American Horror Story Apocalypse

TV THIS WEEK: American Horror Story premieres, new Purge, The Last Ship and more

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Sep 10, 2018

Things are about to get a whole lot scarier as FX's acclaimed horror series American Horror Story returns for its new season — subtitled Apocalypse. Yeah, that certainly sounds like things won't be scary at all, right?

Along with Apocalypse, which looks to cross over two of the show's most popular anthology seasons, this week also brings some more murderous action with a new episode of The Purge on USA. History also has a new In Search Of, this time focusing on the mystery of the ancient city of Atlantis. SYFY is also keeping things fresh, with new installments of both Wynonna Earp and Killjoys.

Sundays brings a few A-list cable dramas. We have new episodes of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead, plus the latest in The Last Ship's final season on TNT.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Purge (USA), Tuesday 10PM - "Take What's Yours"

Jane considers the morality of Purge. Miguel searches for Pete the Cop.

American Horror Story: Apocalypse (FX), Wednesday 10PM - "The End"

SEASON PREMIERE: The Season 8 premiere of American Horror Story.

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In Search Of (History), Friday 9PM - "Atlantis"

Zach begins an epic two-part journey to find the lost civilization of Atlantis. He starts in Greece, where he dives deep into the heart of the Mediterranean Sea to look for signs of Atlantis among the relics of a sunken settlement.

Wynonna Earp (SYFY), Friday 9PM - "Undo It"

History keeps repeating itself when Wynonna has to make an impossible choice. Waverly and Nicole visit a jeweler, and a familiar face returns to purgatory.

The Last Ship (TNT), Sunday 9PM - "Fog of War"

Thrust back to World War II-era military technology, the crew must think fast to survive a fight with limited weapons capabilities.


MONDAY

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Monday 9PM - "Lands of the Dead"

Zak and the crew investigate a desecrated Native American burial ground in Arizona. Then the guys investigate reports of shape-shifting creatures in New Mexico.

Salvation (CBS), Monday 9PM - "Hail Mary"

The government's final plans for a doomsday scenario set in motion a surprising chain of events for Grace, Darius, and Harris.

Elementary (CBS), Monday 10PM - "Fit to Be Tied"

Part 1 of 2. Holmes and Watson's deadly conflict with Sherlock's former friend Michael intensifies when their newest victim looks to be the serial killer's latest prey.


TUESDAY

The Outpost (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Beyond the Wall"

Talon, Janzo, and Garret venture into forbidden territory in search of the Book of Names. An army is led to the Outpost gates.

The Purge (USA), Tuesday 10PM - "Take What's Yours"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


WEDNESDAY

Ancient Invisible Cities (PBS), Wednesday 9PM - "Istanbul"

The finale features a journey through ancient Istanbul, the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Professor Darius Arya uses the latest 3D imaging technology to see the city and its often invisible treasures as no human eye ever could.

American Horror Story: Apocalypse (FX), Wednesday 10PM - "The End"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


THURSDAY

Godzilla (2014) (TNT), Thursday 8PM

Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises to combat massive, malevolent foes that have been feeding on a nuclear plant's reactors and now threaten mankind with total annihilation.

A Haunting (Travel), Thursday 8PM - "Exorcism"

A single mom is trying to get over the sudden death of her husband when dark shadows and nightmares convince her that a demon is haunting her. She turns to a pastor to exorcise the entity before it drives her insane.


FRIDAY

Ancient Aliens: Declassified (History), Friday 8PM - "They Came From the Sky"

Enhanced episode. An exploration of theories about meteorites and whether they may be pieces of extraterrestrial technology.

BattleBots (Discovery), Friday 8PM - "Last Chance Rumble"

The latest installment in the long-running robot-battle franchise.

In Search Of (History), Friday 9PM - "Atlantis"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Dead Files (Travel), Friday 9PM - "Revealed: Hell in the Heartland - Kearney, Missouri"

In an enhanced episode, Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan investigate violent paranormal activity at a family home in the small town of Kearney, Missouri. During their separate investigations, Steve tracks down the history of a ruthless Civil War-era gang.

Wynonna Earp (SYFY), Friday 9PM - "Undo It"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Haunted Live (Travel), Friday 10PM - "Bullet and Burns"

Viewers participate in a live ghost hunt via social media as the Tennessee Wraith Chasers investigate some of the country's most haunted locations.

Killjoys (SYFY), Friday 10PM - "The Kids Are Alright"

Team Awesome Force slip onto the RAC to save Westerly's stolen children. Zeph and Pip grow closer.


SATURDAY

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday 9PM - "Extra Pulses: Freak Show Murder House"

In an enhanced episode, Zak and the crew investigate the site of a 1996 double murder in Los Angeles' Chatsworth neighborhood. The guys gather chilling evidence of paranormal activity and are lured away from the location against their will.

Planet Earth: Yellowstone (BBC America), Saturday 9PM - "Winter"

The latest episode of BBC America's Planet Earth docu-series.


SUNDAY

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "MM 54"

Difficult decisions lead the group into uncertainty; Alicia delivers on a promise to Charlie.

The Last Ship (TNT), Sunday 9PM - "Fog of War"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

*TV listing information via TV Guide and Zap2it.