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TV THIS WEEK: 'The Lost Symbol' hits Peacock; SurrealEstate finale on SYFY; LEGO Masters finale; Emmy Awards & more

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Sep 13, 2021, 10:00 AM EDT

We have a big series premiere, a couple of major finales, and the 73rd Emmy Awards leading this week — plus zombies, Marvel twists and a tropical paradise of morality tales.

The big premiere this week is on Peacock, which debuts its new mystery thriller The Lost Symbol, based on Dan Brown's best-selling book series about the character Robert Langdon. SYFY has the season finale of horror series SurrealEstate, Fox has the season finale of the most recent season of LEGO Masters, and CBS has the 73rd Emmy Awards (where we'll be pulling for some fan favorite genre TV shows to bring home some hardware).

Digging deeper, Peacock has a new episode of video game-based game show Frogger, AMC has a new The Walking Dead, Fox has the season finale of summer hit Fantasy Island (which is reportedly close to a second season renewal), and Netflix has the premiere of its new original movie Nightbooks. HBO has the network premiere of its new Mortal Kombat flick, Disney+ has a new episode of animated series Marvel's What If...? and The CW has a new Stargirl on tap.

Check out the full rundown below and let us know what you'll be watching.

HIGHLIGHTS

LEGO Masters (Fox), Tuesday 8 p.m. - "Master Build - Day & Night"

SEASON FINALE: The three remaining teams have 24 hours to make a construction that has both a day and a night look; the winner is revealed and receives the $100,000 prize.

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (Peacock), Thursday - "Pilot"

SERIES PREMIERE: Based on Dan Brown's international bestselling thriller "The Lost Symbol," the series follows the early adventures of young Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.

SurrealEstate (SYFY), Friday 10 p.m. - "The House Always Wins"

SEASON FINALE: The Donovan House confronts Luke and the team with its deepest losses and greatest regrets.

73rd Emmy Awards (CBS), Sunday 8 p.m.

LIVE: Awards show celebrating and honoring television's best; Cedric the Entertainer hosts.

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9 p.m. - "Out of the Ashes"

Aaron, Carol, Lydia, and Jerry go to the Hilltop ruins for blacksmith tools and nearby game; Eugene's group goes through orientation at the Commonwealth; Maggie and Negan trudge through the woods; Judith and the kids clash with teenagers.


MONDAY

American Ninja Warrior (NBC), Monday 8 p.m. - "National Finals 3"

The national finals conclude in Las Vegas as the remaining competitors move on to Stage 2 and beyond for their chance to win $1 million and become the next American Ninja Warrior.

Roswell, New Mexico (The CW), Monday 8 p.m. - "Free Your Mind"

Liz needs Rosa's help; Maria learns what Jones wants from her; Michael and Alex team up to help save Max.


TUESDAY

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (FX), Tuesday 7 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: Hulking lawman Luke Hobbs teams up with lawless operative Deckard Shaw to battle a cybernetically enhanced soldier who possesses superhuman strength, a brilliant mind and a lethal pathogen that could wipe out half of the world's population.

LEGO Masters (Fox), Tuesday 8 p.m. - "Master Build - Day & Night"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

DC's Stargirl (The CW), Tuesday 8 p.m. - "Summer School: Chapter Six"

Cindy and her new team make their move against the JSA,wich leads to an epic showdown.

Fantasy Island (Fox), Tuesday 9 p.m. - "The Romance & The Bromance"

A bookworm who wants to say yes to life goes back in time to meet her favorite author; a competitive survivalist learns that the ultimate challenge is something he hasn't trained for.

Supergirl (The CW), Tuesday 9 p.m. - "Mxy in the Middle"

Mxy returns and explains Nyxly's dark history to the super team in the best way he knows how -- in song form; Lena visits her mother's birthplace in Newfoundland, eager to dig into her past.


WEDNESDAY

Nightbooks (Netflix), Friday

FILM PREMIERE: When Alex (Winslow Fegley), a boy obsessed with scary stories, is trapped by an evil witch (Krysten Ritter) in her magical apartment, and must tell a scary story every night to stay alive, he teams up with another prisoner, Yasmin (Lidya Jewett), to find a way to escape.

Marvel's What If...? (Disney+), Friday - Episode 6

Flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios' first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles.

Riverdale (The CW), Wednesday 8 p.m. - "Chapter Ninety-Two: Band of Brothers"

After hearing some unexpected news about his former commanding officer, Archie opens up to Uncle Frank about his time in the Army; Veronica comes up with a clever way to raise funds after Chad calls the SEC on her.

Men in Black (SYFY), Wednesday 8 p.m.

A veteran agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and a rookie (Will Smith) protect mankind from dangerous extraterrestrials roaming the Earth.

American Horror Story: Double Feature (FX), Wednesday 10 p.m. - "Gaslight"

Harry struggles to keep Alma under control; Doris is pushed past her limits.


THURSDAY

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (Peacock), Thursday - "Pilot"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Frogger (Peacock), Thursday - New Episode

The show FROGGER brings to life this popular franchise and supersizes it on an epic course! Audiences and contestants alike will be transported into a wild, whimsical FROGGER world, filled with all the simple but challenging elements of the mega-hit from Konami.

The Premise (Hulu), Thursday - "Pilot"

SERIES PREMIERE: B.J. Novak's The Premise is a bold and provocative half-hour anthology of standalone stories about the times we live in. The curated collection of character-driven episodes challenges our shared morality tales, choosing art over argument, as it engages with the most relevant and meaningful issues of the modern era.

Star Trek: Lower Decks (Paramount Plus), Thursday - New Episode

Focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.

Men in Black II (SYFY), Thursday 8 p.m.

Two interstellar agents (Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith) try to stop an alien disguised as a lingerie model from destroying the world.

The Outpost (The CW), Thursday 9 p.m. - "Something to Live For"

Talon and Luna return to a familiar tomb; Janzo and Wren find themselves in a precarious position; Zed, Munt and Nedra must play a deadly game against the gods.

I Am Legend (MTV2), Thursday 9:30 p.m.

After a man-made plague transforms Earth's population into bloodthirsty vampires, a lone survivor (Will Smith) desperately searches for a cure.

What We Do in the Shadows (FX), Thursday 10 p.m. - "The Casino"

The vampires embark on a road trip from which they may never return.


FRIDAY

SurrealEstate (SYFY), Friday 10 p.m. - "The House Always Wins"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


SATURDAY

Mortal Kombat (HBO), Saturday 8 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: Hunted by the warrior Sub-Zero, MMA fighter Cole Young finds sanctuary at the temple of Lord Raiden. Training with experienced fighters and a rogue mercenary, Cole prepares to stand with Earth's greatest champions to battle the enemies from Outworld.

The Predator (FXM), Saturday 8:30 p.m.

The universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with new DNA. Now, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biologist can save the human race from extinction.


SUNDAY

73rd Emmy Awards (CBS), Sunday 8 p.m.

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Fantasy Island (Fox), Sunday 8 p.m. - "Día de los Vivos"

SEASON FINALE: Young artist Ramon wants to see his mentor, Jasper, again, and Jasper realizes he may not have been the best influence on Ramon.

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9 p.m. - "Out of the Ashes"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Talking Dead (AMC), Sunday 10 p.m. - "On The Walking Dead 1105"

Ross Marquand discusses the Season 11 episode of "The Walking Dead," "Out of the Ashes"; hosted by Chris Hardwick.

Fantastic Four (SYFY), Sunday 10:30 p.m.

Four people (Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans) gain unusual powers after a space mission exposes them to cosmic radiation.

*TV listing information via Zap2it, network and streaming listings.