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TV THIS WEEK: Preacher finale, new Wynonna Earp, zombie-nados on Fear the Walking Dead, and more

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Aug 20, 2018

Welcome to the dog days of (late) summer. There's not a lot of new stuff, but we've spotlighted what's out there — and cherrypicked some great genre movies on basic cable to help fill in the gaps.

The big finale this week belongs to AMC, which wraps Season 3 of Preacher. CBS anchors Monday night with new episodes of the asteroid drama Salvation and Holmes adaptation Elementary. Looking later in the week, SYFY is keeping the home fires burning with a fresh Friday night line-up of Wynonna Earp and Killjoys. AMC also has a brewing zombie storm with a new Fear the Walking Dead. Beyond that, things are fairly thin. The CW's panned fantasy drama The Outpost has a new episode on Wednesday, and a few genre-related reality shows fill in the margins. Thankfully, the schedule is loaded with some interesting movie picks this week.

SYFY is dropping its network premiere of Iron Man Three, FX has the excellent X-Men: Days of Future Past, VICE has Batman Returns, FX has its network premiere of the adult animated comedy Sausage Party, and TMC has the late '90s slasher Urban Legend (you've probably forgotten it existed, but its still hella-fun).

Check out our full rundown below and let us know what you think.

HIGHLIGHTS

Elementary (CBS), Monday 10PM - "The Worms Crawl In, The Worms Crawl Out"

Holmes and Watson investigate multiple motives for murder when a zoologist is killed because of his numerous love affairs or his trailblazing research. Also, Holmes finds himself the victim of identity theft after his medical records are stolen.

 

Iron Man Three (SYFY), Wednesday 8PM

Network premiere: After a malevolent enemy reduces his world to rubble, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) must rely on instinct and ingenuity to protect those he loves as he searches for a way to avenge his losses.

 

Wynonna Earp (SYFY), Friday 9PM - "If We Make It Through December"

Wynonna teams up with a new ally to search for a missing kid on Christmas Day. Meanwhile, Waverly learns more about her father.

 

Killjoys (SYFY), Friday 10PM - "Baby, Face Killer"

Dutch trains Jaq to fight an unstoppable enemy as Pree and Fancy look for the missing Gared.

 

Preacher (AMC), Sunday 10PM - "The Light Above"

SEASON FINALE: Jesse returns home for what he hopes is the last time, but in doing so angers Starr and endangers Cassidy. Meanwhile, Tulip battles Hell and Nazis.


MONDAY

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Monday 9PM - "Texas Hell"

Zak and the crew travel across the Lone Star State in search of the devil. They first investigate a cemetery and hotel known for Satan worship, then head to a bridge reported to be the center of violent demonic activity.

Salvation (CBS), Monday 9PM - "The Manchurian Candidate"

Darius, Grace and Harris uncover the darkest secret yet, and Liam reconnects with Jillian.

 

Elementary (CBS), Monday 10PM - "The Worms Crawl In, The Worms Crawl Out"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


TUESDAY

Iron Man (SYFY), Tuesday 8PM

The movie that kick-started the entire MCU. Go back to the beginning as a wealthy industrialist (Robert Downey Jr.) builds an armored suit and uses it to defeat criminals and terrorists.

 

The Outpost (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "The Book of Names"

Talon promises to find the mysterious "Book of Names." Gwynn's true identity is revealed. Talon agrees to escort Janzo to meet the Worm's colipsum supplier outside the walls of the Outpost.


WEDNESDAY

X-Men: Days of Future Past (FX), Wednesday 8PM

The X-Men (Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart) join forces with their younger selves in order to change the past and save mankind's future as well as their own.

 

Beetlejuice (IFC), Wednesday 8PM

A ghoul (Michael Keaton) helps a newly dead couple (Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis) haunt the tasteless new owners of their beloved home.

 

Iron Man Three (SYFY), Wednesday 8PM

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Urban Legend (TMC), Wednesday 8PM

The 1998 teen horror thriller you probably forgot existed: A lunatic embarks upon a campus murder spree as collegians (Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart) ponder mythical killers and their crimes.


THURSDAY

Batman Returns (VICE), Thursday 7PM

The Caped Crusader (Michael Keaton) clashes with Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) and saves gloomy Gotham City from the foul Penguin's (Danny DeVito) plot.

 

Sausage Party (FX), Thursday 8PM

Supermarket perishables devise a plan to escape from their human enemies after Frank (Seth Rogen) the sausage learns that they will eventually become meals.

 

Man of Steel (FXM), Thursday 9PM

Though struggling with the ramifications of his extraordinary origin and abilities, young Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) must become a hero and save those he loves from a dire threat.

 

Legendary Locations (Travel), Thursday 10PM - "Another Man's Treasure"

Josh Gates investigates archaeological treasures across the globe, from the iconic mystery of the crystal skulls in Belize to a series of underground churches carved from rock in Ethiopia.


FRIDAY

The Dead Files (Travel), Friday 9PM - "Revealed: While the Children Sleep - Olympia, Washington"

In an enhanced episode, a frightened mother calls on Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan to investigate claims of malicious paranormal activity directed at her children and elderly mother in Olympia, Washington.

Wynonna Earp (SYFY), Friday 9PM - "If We Make It Through December"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Killjoys (SYFY), Friday 10PM - "Baby, Face Killer"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Dead Files (Travel), Friday 10PM - "til Death - Wymore, Nebraska"

Steve and Amy travel to Nebraska to help a woman who believes paranormal activity has taken control of her husband. During her walk, Amy encounters a mischievous trickster whose pranks are becoming more and more vicious.


SATURDAY

Gone fishin'!


SUNDAY

My Haunted House (Travel), Sunday 8PM - "Sibling Terror and Frigid Cabin"

A young boy claims his imaginary friend pushed his sister through a second-story window, and a newly divorced woman relives the terrifying history of the remote cabin she's rented.

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

Morgan's journey is derailed by some new acquaintances.

 

Haunted Things (Travel), Sunday 9PM - "Wrong Number and the Dybbuk Box"

Terror comes calling when a woman renovates an old roadhouse diner, and a podcast host intentionally brings America's most famous haunted object into his home.

Preacher (AMC), Sunday 10PM - "The Light Above"

SEASON FINALE: See more in our "Highlights" section above.

*TV listings via TV Guide.

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