TV THIS WEEK: Defiance and W13 finales, Being Human premiere & more

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Jul 8, 2013

Summer heats up with some shocking season finales, including Defiance and Warehouse 13, and the premiere of the final season BBC America's Being Human.

Also this week, Scott and his peeps get stranded on Teen Wolf, Barbie goes after the crazed former deputy on Under The Dome, Bender becomes a firefighter on Futurama, Ryan needs a new roommate on Wilfred, Syfy mixes sharks and a tornado on Sharknado, Cult signs off forever, Carlos gets suspicious on Continuum, Hank and gang continue to hunt for the True Cross on Zero Hour, 666 Park Avenue also ends forever, Sinbad meets a mysterious woman on Sinbad, smart dinosaurs try to outsmart the gang on Primeval: New World, Sookie tries to find out the truth on True Blood, and the Masons run into trouble on a mission on Falling Skies.

Here's what we have to look forward to this week on sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal TV.

Monday, July 8

Defiance (Syfy) 9 p.m. - “Everything Is Broken”

Season one finale! The promo promises, “One will do the unthinkable. One will meet their fate. And everything will change.” In the big finale, Amanda's bitter power struggle with Datak comes to a conclusion as the town casts their vote for mayor. Meanwhile, Nolan confronts his past and Irisa faces her destiny. Syfy has renewed Defiance for a second season.

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Teen Wolf (MTV) 10 p.m. - “Motel California”

When Scott and the gang are stranded at a strange motel, odd things begin to happen. Meanwhile, could one of them be the next target of the killer?

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Under The Dome (CBS) 10 p.m. - “Manhunt”

Barbie joins the manhunt for the former deputy. Elsewhere, Junior heads below ground in an attempt to escape the dome.

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Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “The Truth Hurts”

Season four finale! As Myka battles cancer, the team rushes to stop Paracelsus (Anthony Head) before he can achieve immortality, or worse. Syfy has renewed Warehouse 13 for a fifth and final season of six episodes.

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Tuesday, July 9

Exit (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “To Beam or Not to Beam”

Season one finale! Teams battle to exit the Wall Room, the Beam Room, the Shredder Room and the Ceiling Room.

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Wednesday, July 10

Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - “Hoover Damned”

TAPS travels to Nevada's Boulder City Hospital, which took care of the men who built Hoover Damn.

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Futurama (Comedy Central) 10 p.m. - “The Inhuman Torch”

Bender becomes a firefighter, but his crew becomes suspicious that he might be an arsonist. Meanwhile, the Professor develops an invention that might be able to help in the mining of helium on the sun.

Here's a look:

Comedy Central


Other Wednesday shows of interest:

On the Science Channel's Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman (10 p.m.) this week's question investigates, “Are Robots the Future of Human Evolution?” On Syfy's Paranormal Witness (10 p.m.), a devout Baptist family battles demonic forces in “Deliver Us From Evil.” And on FX's horror show, The Bridge (10 p.m.), a U.S. and a Mexican detective join forces to track down a killer who operates on both sides of the border.

Thursday, July 11

Wilfred (FX) 10 p.m. - “Shame”

Wilfred helps Ryan find the perfect roommate.

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Sharknado (Syfy) 9 p.m.

A Syfy original movie! Oh, yeah! It's a shark. It's a tornado. No, it's a Sharknado! Tara Reid and John Heard star in this silliness about a super storm that sucks up sharks from the ocean and hurls them onto land so they can fall on or swim through the streets of L.A. to chow down on the regulars at a beachside bar.

Friday, July 12

Cult (The CW) 8 & 9 p.m. - “1987”

Two-episode series finale! As the first season and the series come to a close, Jeff and Skye hideout from the True Believers, and Billy tries to convince Kelly to kill Henry.

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Continuum (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “Second Truths”

Kiera's special knowledge of the future gives her an edge while hunting a serial killer, but Carlos suspects she's involved with the killings somehow.

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Other Friday shows of interest:

There's a new episode of the Travel Channel's The Dead Files (10 p.m.).

Saturday, July 13

Zero Hour (ABC) 8 p.m. - “Balance”

Hank, Laila and Beck search for the True Cross on the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.

666 Park Avenue (ABC) 9 p.m. - “Lazarus: Part 1”

Series finale! Jane learns what really happened to her mother when they lived at the Drake when she was a child. Meanwhile, Henry's campaign for the city council beings. However, you really have to wonder what happens in Part 2?

Sinbad (Syfy) 9 p.m. - “The Siren”

After being injured, Sinbad falls for a mysterious woman, but she is not what she seems.

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Primeval: New World (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “Clean Up on Aisle Three”

Evan, Dylan and Mac go up against a pack of smart small dinosaurs who've taken over a home store.

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Being Human (BBC America) 10 p.m. - “The Trinity”

Season five premiere! The series final six-episode season begins as the supernatural roomies, ghost Alex, werewolf Tom and vampire Hal, have one last go at being human. Unfortunately, the Devil is “wandering the earth in the shape of a man, set to conquer and rule the world.”

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Do No Harm (NBC) 10 p.m. - “A Stand-in”

Jason worries about the health of Ian's new love interest.

Other Saturday shows of interest:

On Bio's Celebrity Ghost Stories (9 p.m.), Nadine Velazquez, Burt Ward, Adrianna Costa, and Bruce Davidson recall their encounters with ghosts. And on the channel's The Haunting Of... (10 p.m.), Rowdy Roddy Piper takes on a ghost.

Sunday, July 14

True Blood (HBO) 9 p.m. - “F*ck the Pain Away”

Sookie convinces Lafayette to contact her dead parents. Meanwhile, Eric and Tara take desperate measures to rescue Pam and Jessica searches for atonement.

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Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) 9 p.m. - “Cheaters”

Jane and Owen take on the case of a teen who is accused of cheating on the SATs. Meanwhile, Kim and Grayson handle the case of an owner whose dog allegedly impregnated the wrong dog.

Falling Skies (TNT) 10 p.m. - “The Pickett Line”

The Mason men take on a very personal mission and face a run-in with an isolated family. Meanwhile, problems arise with the construction of the alien weapon.

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Other Sunday shows of interest:

On TLC's Long Island Medium On the Road: Beyond the Read (8 p.m.), Theresa goes to Chicago, and past clients of Theresa discuss how her readings changed their lives.

What are you going to watch?


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