TV THIS WEEK: Shadowhunters and Stitchers finales, The Last Ship premieres, and more

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Aug 14, 2017

Freeform’s double bill of sci-fi shows are the big story this week, with both Shadowhunters and Stitchers wrapping their current seasons — but there’s still a whole lot more to see.

Along with Freeform’s line-up, we also have new episodes of The Mist and Preacher (both of those shows are great, by the way). SYFY’s line-up is pretty much all new, as well, with Killjoys, Wynonna Earp, Blood Drive, Face Off, and Dark Matter all checking in. If your Netflix queue is all caught up and you’re looking for a good movie to fill the gaps, we have you covered there, as well. Or if you're looking for a bit more action with your sci-fi, check out the season premiere of The Last Ship.

This week also brings us airings of Blade Runner, Big Hero 6, and Kingsman: Secret Service — all of which can serve to get you up to speed for sequels hitting later this year (or in Big Hero 6’s case, an animated series).

Check out our full line-up below, and be sure to set your DVR accordingly.


Shadowhunters (Freeform), Monday 8 p.m. - “Beside Still Water”

SEASON FINALE: In the Season 2 finale, Jace and Clary rush to make a final stand, but they have a bigger fight on their hands than expected after a traitor is revealed. Meanwhile, Alec and Izzy must fight off a large mass of demons that have unexpectedly shown up; and Luke and Simon head to the Seelie Court to deal with some unfinished business with the Seelie Queen.

Stitchers (Freeform), Monday 9 p.m. - “Maternis”

SEASON FINALE: In the Season 3 finale, Kirsten's father, Daniel Stinger, shows up; and Kirsten must perform the most important stitch of her life.

The Mist (Spike), Thursday 10 p.m. - “The Waking Dream”

Adrian arrives at the mall with somber news. The mall survivors start to turn on Alex and Eve.

Wynonna Earp (SYFY), Friday 10 p.m. - “Gone as a Girl Can GetGone as a Girl Can Get”

Allies become enemies when a vengeful wish goes awry.

The Last Ship (TNT), Sunday 9 p.m. - "In Medias Res," "The Pillars of Hercules"

SEASON PREMIERE: In the two-part Season 4 premiere, Nathan James faces yet another global disaster, just 16 months after thwarting the coup in America.


Shadowhunters (Freeform), Monday 8 p.m. - “Beside Still Water”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Stitchers (Freeform), Monday 9 p.m. - “Maternis”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Preacher (AMC), Monday 9 p.m. - “Puzzle Piece”

Jesse gets a much-needed breakthrough in his search for God; Tulip continues to spiral; and Cassidy makes a life-altering decision for Denis.

Midnight, Texas (NBC), Monday 10 p.m. - “Sexy Beast”

An enigmatic woman with an insatiable appetite arrives in Midnight. Manfred teams with a group to venture to a roadside bar to stop the supernatural lady and protect their town's otherworldly anonymity. Also, Bobo faces dangerous bikers, and Olivia discovers a link to her father.

People of Earth (TBS), Monday 10:30 p.m. - “Always a Day Away”

Gina distracts Agent Foster so that Ozzie can sneak away to meet Walsh. Meanwhile, the Cube pressures Jeff to clean the ship; Don wants to spill a secret to Kelly; and it proves difficult for Father Doug and Chelsea to break off previous commitments.


Misery (Sundance), Tuesday 6:30 p.m.

Angry that he killed off her hero, a woman holds her favorite novelist hostage to make him write a new book the way she wants it. Based on the Stephen King story.

The Legend Of Hercules (SYFY), Tuesday 7 p.m.

Hercules fights to reclaim his kingdom from his villainous stepfather after being exiled and forced into slavery. Subsequently rising to fame as a legendary gladiator, he vows to free his people from the tyranny of their monarch.

Space Cowboys (Ovation), Tuesday 7 p.m.

NASA recruits four retired Air Force pilots to stop a runaway Russian satellite from hitting Earth. Though the four men were previously passed over for the space program, they now get one last chance to be heroes and live out their dreams.

Face Off (SYFY), Tuesday 9 p.m. - “Journey Into Fear - Part 1”

The final three must create creatures for a haunted house conceptualized by series judge Glenn Hetrick.


Blood Drive (SYFY), Wednesday 10 p.m. - “Scar Tissue”

A wounded Arthur stumbles into Cronenburgh.

Salvation (CBS), Wednesday 10 p.m. - “From Russia, With Love”

Darius and Grace are framed for murder and must escape from Russia. Meanwhile, Liam tries to convince Jillian to come back to Tanz.

The Lowe Files (A&E), Wednesday 10 p.m. - “Bigfoot”

Rob, Matthew, and John Owen travel up to the Redwood Forest and visit the Hoopa Indian Reservation, a hotspot for Sasquatch sightings, with a legendary Bigfoot hunter.


Blade Runner (SYFY), Thursday 8 p.m.

A detective pursues four fugitive androids who are plotting to prolong their lifespans in 2019 Los Angeles. Along the way, the detective is aided by an android who's unaware of her true nature.

The A Team (TNT), Thursday 8 p.m.

Framed for a crime they didn't commit, four ex-Special Forces operatives fight to expose the truth and clear their names.

The Mist (Spike), Thursday 10 p.m. - “The Waking Dream”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Zoo (CBS), Thursday 10 p.m. - “Stakes on a Plane”

Abigail holds Jackson prisoner in order to extract information from him that is critical to her secret master plan. Meanwhile, the team face a mid-air crisis when their plane experiences an electrical malfunction.


Killjoys (SYFY), Friday 8 p.m. - “Heist, Heist Baby”

As the Killjoys plan a theft on an armored convoy, Aneela finds herself on a desperate search for Delle Seyah.

K.C. Undercover (Disney), Friday 8:30 p.m. - “The Storm Maker”

K.C. is tasked with tracking down a dangerous weather-controlling device on the same night as her homecoming dance.

Dark Matter (SYFY), Friday 9 p.m. - “My Final Gift to You”

Ryo invites his former crew to Zairon in a final attempt to secure the Blink Drive and his victory over Pyr.

Josh Gates' Destination Truth (Travel), Friday 9 p.m. - “The Siberian Snowman”

Josh heads to the icy frontier of southern Russia to find evidence of the Siberian Snowman.

Wynonna Earp (SYFY), Friday 10 p.m. - “Gone as a Girl Can GetGone as a Girl Can Get”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.


Kingsman: The Secret Service (FX), Saturday 8 p.m.

A secret agent recruits a juvenile delinquent into a top-secret spy organization. Together, they battle a tech genius with diabolical ambitions.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (SYFY), Saturday 8 p.m.

Sarah Connor races to protect her son John from the T-1000 with the help of the older model T-100. Meanwhile, the T-1000 has the ability to morph into any shape it desires, allowing it chameleon-like powers and near indestructibility.

Ghost Adventures: Artifacts (Travel), Saturday 9 p.m. - “The Conjure Chest and St. Valentine's Day Massacre Wall”

A once-cursed chest is examined for proof that it can no longer cause death and destruction. Then, an artifact from one of the most brutal mob hits in U.S. history is investigated to determine if it harbors spirits with unfinished business.

Big Hero 6 (Freeform), Saturday 9:10 p.m.

A young tech whiz named Hiro must save his city from a nefarious villain with the help of his inflatable robot Baymax, as well as his friends Go Go Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred.

The Dead Files (Travel), Saturday 10 p.m. - “Deadly Kin - Louisville, Kentucky”

Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan travel to Louisville, Kentucky, to investigate paranormal violence threatening the lives of a grieving elderly woman and her daughter. Amy encounters the spirit of an angry man with a deadly mission.


Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime), Sunday 8 p.m. - "115"

There's some fear in letting go.

Game of Thrones (HBO), Sunday 9 p.m. - "Episode 6"

"Death is the enemy."

The Last Ship (TNT), "In Medias Res," "The Pillars of Hercules"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Strain (FX), Sunday 10 p.m. - "Tainted Love"

Fet and Quinlan have to figure out how to get the nuclear bomb back to New York, while a desperate Eichhorst draws near. Also: Love-struck Zack tries to learn more about his new crush, but makes a devastating discovery.

*Episode descriptions via TV Guide.

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