TV THIS WEEK: Orphan Black's final run, Gotham season finale, Dark Matter returns

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Jun 16, 2017, 9:34 PM EDT (Updated)

The fall shows might be done (for the most part), but that doesn't mean there aren't some interesting summer shows worth checking out this week. Namely: Stitchers, Orphan Black and Wynonna Earp, to name a few.

If you've been keeping up with Fox's Gotham, it wraps its third season this week with a whole lot of machinations coming to a head. This is a show that has always been a bit on the wacky side, and the season finales rarely disappoint.

But the big story of the week is the summer fare arriving just in time to keep us safe from the heat and sunshine. Freeform has a block of sci-fi stuff kicking off, with a new season of Stitchers and Shadowhunters. At Syfy, the space opera Dark Matter and fantasy cult hit Wynonna Earp return for new seasons.

Oh, and don't forget the Clone Club has a reason to get very excited this week: Orphan Black finally returns for its final season. If not for the twisty and clever story, watch it for the tour de force that is Tatiana Maslany. Trust me.

It's a big week, so set your DVR accordingly.



Gotham (Fox), Monday 8PM - "Heroes Rise: Destiny Calling; Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul"

SEASON FINALE: In the Season 3 finale, the search for the antidote continues as the deadly virus spreads throughout the city and Fish Mooney, the Riddler and Penguin reveal plans of their own. In other events, Bruce meets Ra's Al Ghul and completes his last task in order to fulfill his destiny but realizes he can't let go of his past; Gordon tries to win back Lee; and past alliances within Gotham City are broken and new alliances are formed.

Gotham 3x21 "Destiny Calling" / 3x22 "Heavydirtysoul" Trailer (HD) Season Finale


Stitchers (Freeform), Monday 9PM - "Out of the Shadows"

SEASON PREMIERE: In the Season 3 premiere, Kirsten's life lays in the balance as the team works to bounce her back into the real world after she became trapped in a stitch in her attempt to find her mother. Cameron finds a way to bring her back to reality, but it could cost them their relationship.

Stitchers | Season 3, Episode 1 Sneak Peek: Maggie Asks For Fisher | Freeform


Dark Matter (Syfy), Friday 8PM - "Being Better Is So Much Harder; It Doesn't Have to Be Like This"

SEASON PREMIERE: In the Season 3 premiere, the scattered survivors of EOS-7 battle to regroup amidst the backdrop of corporate war. Ryo Ishida, now emperor of Zairon, makes an enemy of his former allies while the past comes back to haunt the crew of the Raza.

DARK MATTER | Season 3 Trailer | Syfy


Wynonna Earp (Syfy), Friday 10PM - "Steel Bars and Stone Walls"

SEASON PREMIERE: Wynonna and the gang must deal with a whole new level of evil when a variety of demons enter the Ghost River Triangle.

WYNONNA EARP | Season 2 Trailer #2 | Syfy


Orphan Black (BBC America), Saturday 10PM - "The Few Who Dare"

SEASON PREMIERE: In the Season 5 premiere, Sarah strives to rescue Cosima while struggling to survive on the island herself. Elsewhere: Cosima reunites with Delphine.

Orphan Black Final Trip Exclusive Scene | Sarah vs Rachel | June 10 10/9c BBC America

Monday, June 5

Gotham (Fox), Monday 8PM - Heroes Rise: Destiny Calling; Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Shadowhunters (Freeform), Monday 8PM - "Mea Maxima Culpa"

SEASON PREMIERE: With Valentine in custody and the Shadowhunters and Downworlders picking up the pieces after the Soul Sword attack, the team dive into a new mission to vanquish a greater demon named Azazel who is in search of the Mortal Cup.

Shadowhunters 2x11 Sneak Peek "Mea Maxima Culpa" (HD) Season 2 Episode 11 Sneak Peek


Stitchers (Freeform), Monday 9PM - "Out of the Shadows"

See more in our Highlights section above.


Tuesday, June 6

Look, it's a slow night. If you have anything banked on the DVR, here's your chance to catch up. Or if you've been looking to catch up your Netflix queue. Make it so.

Armageddon (Syfy), Tuesday 8PM

It's a slow night, so why not enjoy this little slice of near-miss apocalypse? With a massive asteroid on a collision course with Earth, NASA hires a team of experts to prevent disaster by splitting the heavenly object in half.

Armageddon - Official® Trailer [HD]

Wednesday, June 7

Expedition Unknown (Travel), Wednesday 9PM - "India's Atlantis"

Josh Gates travels to India in search of Dwarka, a mythical kingdom swallowed by the ocean. To find evidence that the golden city is real, Josh dives into the Arabian Sea and visits a dig site that could rewrite history.

The Scorpion King (Syfy), Wednesday 8PM

Look, this movie is terrible. But with Universal looking to get its Dark Universe off the ground, take a look at one of the early spinoffs and just how wrong it can go. The plot: An ancient assassin attempts to trounce an evil conqueror by teaming up with a coalition of the remaining 'free tribes' surviving under tyrannical rule.

The Scorpion King (2002) Trailer

Thursday, June 8

The Mummy (Spike), Thursday 7PM

Before you see Tom Cruise take on a lady Mummy on Friday, take a walk down memory lane for the period-set, late '90s version. Brendan Fraser is a raider of the lost sarcophagus in this high-tech, effects-filled remake of the 1932 Universal Pictures horror classic.

The Mummy (1999) - Trailer

Friday, June 9

Dark Matter (Syfy), Friday 8PM - "Being Better Is So Much Harder; It Doesn't Have to Be Like This"

See more in our Highlights section above.

The Originals (The CW), Friday 8PM - "A Spirit Here That Won't Be Broken"

Freya tries to destroy a magical totem that fuels The Hollow. Meanwhile, an ultimatum by The Hollow puts Kol at odds with his own siblings; an unexpected run-in forces Marcel and Rebekah to confront the growing tension between them; and The Hollow's plan for Hayley leaves her in the fight of her life.

The Originals | A Spirit Here That Won't Be Broken Trailer | The CW


Ancient Aliens (History), Friday 9PM - "City of the Gods"

The ancient Aztec site of Teotihuacan in central Mexico is explored as the possible remnants of a highly advanced, perhaps extraterrestrial, civilization.

Wynonna Earp (Syfy), Friday 10PM - "Steel Bars and Stone Walls"

See more in our Highlights section above.


Saturday, June 10

Doctor Who (BBC America), Saturday 9PM - "The Empress of Mars"

The Doctor, Bill and Nardole arrive on Mars and find themselves in an impossible conflict between Ice Warriors … and Victorian soldiers. As the Martian hive awakens around them, the Doctor faces a unique dilemma – this time the humans, not the Ice Warriors, are the invaders. When Earth is invading Mars, whose side is he on?

Empress Of Mars - Next Time Trailer - Doctor Who: Series 10 - BBC


Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday 9PM - "Extra Pulses: Deadwood: Fairmont Hotel & Adams House"

In an enhanced episode, the Ghost Adventures team witness violent spirits at America's bloodiest town.

Orphan Black (BBC America), Saturday 10PM - "The Few Who Dare"

See more in our Highlights section above.

The Dead Files (Travel), Saturday 10pm - "Return of the Damned - Evans, Georgia"

Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan travel to Evans, Georgia, to investigate a shattered family's claim that paranormal activity led to the premature death of their 41-year-old son. While Steve's investigation of the property reveals a shocking past filled with slavery and murder, Amy encounters a dead child who's capable of inflicting physical pain on the living.


Sunday, June 11

Lucy (FX), Sunday 8PM

As Luc Besson puts the finishing touches on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, check out his excellent 2014 sci-fi flick starring Scarlett Johansson, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Lucy - Trailer (Official - HD)


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

Still finding their place, Alicia and Nick fall in with new crowds while Madison discovers Otto's past mimics her own.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 3: 'Are You Ready for TEOTWAWKI?'


Twin Peaks (Showtime), Sunday 9PM - "Part Six"

Don't die.

American Gods (Starz), Sunday 9PM - "A Prayer For Mad Sweeney" 

After an over-too-quickly reunion with Shadow, Laura joins an unlikely travel companion on the road back to life and back to Shadow. Meanwhile, Mad Sweeney's long, often tragic past is explored.

American Gods 1x07 Promo "A Prayer for Mad Sweeney" (HD)