TV THIS WEEK: The Tick on Amazon, Wynonna Earp finale, Game of Thrones finale

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Aug 21, 2017

We might still be in the dog days, but there’s still plenty of shows to check out this week as the summer season starts to wind to a close. You know, assuming you're done binge-watching Marvel's The Defenders, of course.

The Amazon Prime original series The Tick makes its Season 1 premiere on the streaming service, giving the cult favorite figure a new lease on life. We also have a new-look Marvel's Spider-Man animated series at Disney XD (featuring Miles Morales in a supporting role!), which drops a new episode as its debut season gets off the starting line. At SYFY, we have the premiere of the new series Face Off: Game Face, plus the season finales of Wynonna Earp and Dark Matter (along with a new episode of Killjoys).

Oh, and of course the Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones. But you already knew that one.

Digging a bit deeper, we have new episodes of Preacher and The Mist, plus some excellent movies worth checking out. The entire film trilogy of The Hobbit airs on cable this week, plus the original Stephen King's It miniseries on SYFY to get you ready for the big screen retelling. If you're looking for explode-y schlock, Battleship is on this week, so look no more.

Check out our full rundown for the week below, and let us know what you’ll be watching:


Face Off: Game Face (SYFY), Tuesday 10PM - "Sy-Borg Showdown"

SERIES PREMIERE: The artists must create fantasy characters around a set of ears, monsters that haunt creepy locales, and Star Trek-inspired cyborgs using everyday electronics parts.

The Tick (Amazon Prime), Streaming

SERIES PREMIERE: In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers comes to suspect his city is owned by a global super villain long thought dead. As he struggles to uncover the conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. They launch into an adventure brimming with crazed archvillains, blood-soaked vigilantes, and superhuman freakery.

Wynonna Earp (SYFY), Friday 10PM - "I Hope You Dance"

SEASON FINALE: Wynonna is running out of time and desperate to defeat The Widows before her fate is sealed.

Marvel's Spider-Man (Disney XD), Saturday 7AM - "Osborn Academy"

Norman Osborn creates the Osborn Academy for Geniuses as a way of saving his son, Harry, the embarrassment of being suspended from Horizon High.

Game of Thrones (HBO), Sunday 9PM - "Season 7 Finale"

"There's only one war that matters. And it is here."


Predator (Sundance), Monday 6:30PM

A Special Ops team goes to Central America to rescue a group of commandos and find themselves hunted by an alien. But if it bleeds ... they can kill it. 

Preacher (AMC), Monday 9PM - "Dirty Little Secret"

Jesse connects with an unlikely source and learns more about God's whereabouts; and Tulip can't forgive Jesse when she finds out he's been lying to her.

Midnight, Texas (NBC), Monday 10PM - "Unearthed"

Manfred's growing relationship with Creek is threatened when his con artist past finally catches up with him and the mysterious Hightower finds him. Olivia agrees to help Manfred, but when she and Creek learn the surprising truth about what Manfred is running from, they realize Manfred is not the man Creek thought he was. Meanwhile, Bobo's budding romance with Fiji takes a surprising turn that puts her in danger.

People of Earth (TBS), Monday 10:30PM - "Why Can't We Be Friends?"

Ozzie confronts Walsh about being an alien; and Richard gets fired from his job and joins Agent Foster on her search for Walsh.


Now You See Me (TNT), Tuesday 6:30PM

A group of magicians called The Four Horsemen raise the awareness of an FBI agent when their performances include brazen heists of corrupt businessmen, the proceeds from which they share with their audiences.

Clash of the Titans (AMC), Tuesday 8PM

In this fantasy adventure based on Greek mythology, a courageous warrior named Perseus vows to defeat Hades in order to prevent the god of the underworld from overthrowing Zeus, thereby turning Earth into a living hell. A man of godly origins, Perseus watched in agony as Hades took his family, but now, with a small band of warriors by his side, he battles mythical creatures while tapping into his god-like abilities to take control of his own fate.

Battleship (FX), Tuesday 8PM

After aliens attack a U.S. Navy fleet during a training exercise, an untested lieutenant is forced to take command and fight back against the extraterrestrial invaders. Based on the board game.

Face Off: Game Face (SYFY), Tuesday 10PM - "Sy-Borg Showdown"

See more in our Highlights section above.


V/H/S (Chiller), Wednesday 6PM

Burglars scour a secluded country home for a mysterious videotape and bear witness to scenes of unimaginable terror while seeking the right clip in this found-footage-style anthology horror film.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (TNT), Wednesday 8PM

Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the wizard and a group of dwarves seek a dragon's treasure and encounter a series of incredible obstacles over the course of their epic journey.

Salvation (CBS), Wednesday 9PM - "Patriot Games"

Grace narrowly escapes a deadly assassin while Darius and Liam forge unlikely alliances.

Blood Drive (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "Episode XI: Rise of the Primo"

Arthur resists bloodlust and Grace confronts a shocking revelation in a deadly battle dome fight.


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (TNT), Thursday 8PM

Thorin Oakenshield and his mighty band of dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf, continue their crusade to reclaim Erebor from the dragon Smaug in this fantasy that picks up where the events of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey left off.

The Craft (IFC), Thursday 8PM

Entertaining horror yarn about four high school witches who practice sorcery on fellow students. Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell. 

Lucy (FX), Thursday 8PM

Synthetic drugs give a woman superhuman powers, which she uses to strike back against the Asian gangsters who kidnapped her and tried to use her as a mule. In time, her increased intelligence causes her to become disconnected from the rest of humanity.

The Mist (Spike), Thursday 10PM - "The Tenth Meal"

Tensions at the mall finally come to a head, and the group makes a discovery that could provide answers about the mist's origins.

Zoo (CBS), Thursday 10PM - "The Black Forest"

Mitch's alter ego, Mr. Duncan, attacks the team's plane and flees, so Jamie, Abe and Max set out to find him.


The Tick (Amazon Prime), Season 1

See more in our Highlights section above.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (TNT), Friday 8PM

In the final chapter of The Hobbit series, Bilbo Baggins and his traveling companions get caught up in a war that threatens to destroy all of Middle-earth.

Killjoys (SYFY), Friday 8PM - "Reckoning Ball"

John must confront his nemesis face to face when Delle Seyah suddenly arrives to set terms of war via parley. As D'av and Dutch plan a counterattack, Alvis tries to ready everyone for war in a more personal way through the ritual of Reckoning.

Dark Matter (SYFY), Friday 9PM - "Nowhere to Go"

SEASON FINALE: The crew of the Raza unite Ferrous Corps' enemies in an effort to end the corporate war.

Wynonna Earp (SYFY), Friday 10PM - "I Hope You Dance"

See more in our Highlights section above.


Marvel's Spider-Man (Disney XD), Saturday 7AM - "Osborn Academy"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Stephen King's It (SYFY), Saturday 7PM

The 1990 TV adaptation of a tale about childhood friends haunted by a three-decade struggle against a demonic creature in a small town.

The Dark Knight Rises (Spike), Saturday 6:30PM

In Gotham City, Bruce Wayne dons the Batman costume once again as the Dark Knight in order to battle Catwoman and Bane, a fierce foe possessed of tremendous physical and intellectual strength.


Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime), Sunday 8PM - "Part 16"

No knock, no doorbell.

Game of Thrones (HBO), Sunday 9PM - "Season 7 Finale"

"There's only one war that matters. And it is here."

The Last Ship (TNT), Sunday 9PM - "Bread and Circuses"

Nathan James' crew searches for a precious item, leading them to a strange place of opulence and violence where they cross paths with a most unexpected ally.

The Strain (FX), Sunday 10PM - "Ouroboros"

His health failing, Setrakian ignores Eph's warnings, pushing himself to the limit in his quest for victory and revenge. Also: Fet and Quinlan race back to Manhattan, while the Master seals off the city and prepares to eliminate them all.

*TV listing information via TV Guide.

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