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TV THIS WEEK: Phineas and Ferb return; Wynonna Earp’s midseason finale; Star Trek and more

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Aug 24, 2020, 9:41 AM EDT

Disney is bringing back one of its most beloved animated series with a Disney+ original film this week, as Phineas and Ferb go on one more adventure to deep space for what will certainly be all kinds of zaniness. This week also brings some fun streaming drops, fresh HBO dramas, and a demon-killing midseason finale.

Along with Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe hitting Disney+, SYFY is rolling out the midseason finale of the current season of cult hit Wynonna Earp (which remains at the top of its snarky with a ton of heart game this year). CBS All Access has a new episode of animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, and HBO has a creepy new hour of Lovecraft Country.

Digging a bit deeper, Deadpool 2 is hitting network TV on FX, Disney+ has a new Muppets Now, and Netflix is adding the first two seasons of the fantastic YouTube original Cobra Kai, which picks up the Karate Kid story with the original crane-kickers all grown up. Netflix has picked the show up for a third season (no timeline yet on when that will drop), but in the meantime fans who missed the show on the first round have a chance to catch up.

Check out our full rundown below and let us know what you’ll be watching this week.

HIGHLIGHTS

Star Trek Lower Decks (CBS All Access), Thursday - “Moist Vessel”

Ensigns Boimier, Tendi, Mariner, and Rutherford struggle with their ship duties. They are the support crew of U.S.S. Cerritos, the least important ship of the Starfleet.

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe (Disney+), Friday

PREMIERE: An all-new animated adventure featuring beloved stepbrothers, Phineas and Ferb, as they set out across the galaxy to rescue older sister Candace, who has been abducted by aliens and has found utopia in a far-off planet, free of pesky little brothers.

Cobra Kai (Netflix), Friday - Seasons 1-2

A third season is in the works at Netflix, but in the meantime, catch up on the first two seasons. Decades after the tournament that changed their lives, the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel reignites in this sequel to the Karate Kid films.

Lovecraft Country (HBO), Sunday 9 p.m. - “Holy Ghost”

Leti turns a ramshackle Victorian on Chicago's North Side into a boarding house, an endeavor that stokes racism and awakens dormant spirits stuck in the house; George's wife, Hippolyta, presses Atticus for the full story of what happened in Ardham.

Wynonna Earp (SYFY), Sunday 10 p.m. - “Holy War: Part 2”

MIDSEASON FINALE: The gang races to save one of its own but are hindered by unseen forces.


MONDAY

American Dad (TBS), Monday 10 p.m. - “The Chilly Thrilles”

Francine explores ASMR with Roger. Steve gets a pole in his head and a secret admirer.


TUESDAY

Dead Pixels (The CW), Tuesday 8 p.m. - “Tanadaal”

When Vince Vaughn is cast as their favorite Kingdom Scrolls character, Meg (Alexa Davies) and Nicky (Will Merrick) stage a major protest. Russell (David Mumeni) befriends another gamer and quickly learns why meeting IRL isn’t a good idea.


WEDNESDAY

Pacific Rim Uprising (FX), Wednesday 9 p.m.

Rebellious pilot Jake Pentecost and his estranged sister must lead a brave new generation of fighters against otherworldly monsters that want to destroy humanity.


THURSDAY

Star Trek: Lower Decks (CBS All Access), Thursday - “Moist Vessel”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Mysteries Decoded (The CW), Thursday 8 p.m. - “Mothman”

In 1967, following the deadliest bridge collapse in U.S. history, rumors began swirling that the appearance of a mysterious winged creature — part bird, part man — may have been a warning of the impending disaster. In the wake of new evidence, U.S. Navy veteran turned private investigator Jennifer Marshall and author MJ Banias head to West Virginia to investigate reports that the Mothman may be back.


FRIDAY

Cobra Kai (Netflix), Friday - Seasons 1-2

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe (Disney+), Friday

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Muppets Now (Disney+), Friday - “Episode 105”

Chip the I.T. guy installs an upgrade to Scooter’s overtaxed computer just as Scooter is beginning to upload the latest episode of Muppets Now. Scooter must work fast to get everything in place before the hard reboot goes into effect.

Masters of Illusion (The CW), Friday 8 p.m. - “Copycats, Magical Matrimony and Moments in Time”

Hosted by Dean Cain, Masters of Illusion features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines — all in front of a studio audience. Magicians featured in this episode include Kyle Marlett, Ed Alonzo, Matthew Laslo, Angela Funovits and “Lefty."


SATURDAY

Believers (Travel), Saturday 9 p.m. - “Blind Spot”

A man is suffering from inexplicable blindness; A priest encounters a demonic possession that will forever change him; A new police officer finds paranormal evidence on CCTV.

Hotel Paranormal (Travel), Saturday 10 p.m. - “Dark Secrets”

A hotel owner experiences inexplicable activity and then fights to save an entity from the dark forces in her hotel; a woman longing for luxury in a four-star spa is confronted by a spirit holding her baby. These guests enact paranormal rescues.


SUNDAY

Deadpool 2 (FX), Sunday 8 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool must protect a teenage mutant from Cable — a genetically enhanced soldier from the future. He soon joins forces with Bedlam, Shatterstar, Domino, and other mutants to battle Cable and his powerful advanced weaponry.

Lovecraft Country (HBO), Sunday 9 p.m. - “Holy Ghost”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Apocalypse Earth (History), Sunday 9 p.m. - “Frozen Fury”

Experts and scientists discover present-day evidence from the Earth's deep freeze and the impact it's had on civilization; avalanche survivors share chilling accounts of cheating death as a seven-story wall of ice envelops them.

Wynonna Earp (SYFY), Sunday 10 p.m. - “Holy War: Part 2”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

The Osbournes Want to Believe (Travel), Sunday 10 p.m. - “Crazy Babies”

Jack pushes his parents to believe using video evidence of alien abductions, spirit board antics, poltergeist shenanigans and the monster of Lough Foyle.

*TV listings via TV Guide, Zap2it, and network listings.

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