TV THIS WEEK: Doctor Who and Sense8 Christmas specials, Aftermath finale, Trollhunters and more

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Dec 19, 2016, 12:33 PM EST

Merry Christmas! The holidays have officially arrived, and apart from holiday-related specials, it’s fairly thin pickings out there this week. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few gems to check out.

The biggest entry this week is the long-awaited Doctor Who holiday special “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” which sees The Doctor putting a spin on the superhero tropes. It should be fun. The Netflix sci-fi series Sense8 is also dropping a Christmas special ahead of its full second season in 2017. Netflix is also dropping Guillermo del Toro’s new CGI animated series Trollhunters, which is riding a solid wave of buzz.

Syfy (Corporate owner of Blastr -Ed.) also has a few episodes hitting this week, led by the season finale of Aftermath. There’s also a new episode of the future-set thriller Incorporated. 

Check out our full breakdown below and set your DVR accordingly.



Aftermath (Syfy), Tuesday, 10 p.m. - “Whispers of Immortality”

SEASON FINALE: It’s the end of the world as the Copelands know it, but they aren't giving up without a fight as they use every ally and every bit of knowledge they possess to survive.

Aftermath 1x13 Promo "Whispers of Immortality" (HD) Season Finale


Trollhunters (Netflix), Full Season

The first season of Guillermo Del Toro’s kid-friendly CGI series drops on Netflix. Voice actors include Steven Yeun, Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman and the late Anton Yelchin.

Dreamworks Trollhunters | Guillermo del Toro Featurette | Netflix


Doctor Who (BBC America), Sunday, 8 p.m. - “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”

The Doctor join forces with a masked Superhero for an epic New York adventure. With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost.

Introduction to The Return Of Doctor Mysterio - Doctor Who Christmas 2016


People of Earth (TBS), Monday, 9 p.m. - “Lost and Found”

Ozzie seeks a life of normalcy and leaves Beacon. Meanwhile, Chelsea hits the road with Operation Mongoose, and the StarCrossed members mull over an uncertain future.

360 Video: People of Earth | How to Catch a Reptilian | TBS


People of Earth (TBS), Monday, 9:30 p.m. - “Snake Man and Little Guy”

Ozzie has an important breakthrough in the Season 1 finale. Also: Jeff and Jonathan Walsh clash following an impending invasion, and the StarCrossed members seek meaning in the wake of the group's parting.

Scorpion (CBS), Monday, 10 p.m. - “Wreck the Halls”

The team's electronics-free getaway in the mountains on Christmas Eve takes a dangerous turn when they encounter a group of gunrunners who kidnap Ralph. Meanwhile, Tim makes an important decision about his role with Team Scorpion.

Scorpion - Wreck the Halls (Sneak Peek 1)


Doctor Who Marathon (BBC America), Starts Tuesday,  6 a.m.

If you're looking for a channel to tune your TV to the week, consider BBC America. It'll be all Doctor Who all week, starting Tuesday morning all the way through Christmas.

Scream Queens (Fox), Tuesday, 9 p.m. - “Drain the Swamp”

The Green Meanie triggers a final plan for revenge as Hester boldly moves to secure her future, and Brock performs risky surgery to save Dean Munsch.

Scream Queens 2x10 Promo "Drain the Swamp" (HD) Season 2 Episode 10 Promo Season Finale


Aftermath (Syfy), Tuesday, 10 p.m. - “Whispers of Immortality”

See our “Highlights” section above for more information.



Vikings (History Channel), Wednesday, 9 p.m. - “In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning”

Lagertha is near realizing a long-held ambition; Ragnar acquires a surprising concession from King Ecbert.

Vikings Season 4- In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning Promo |  VOSTFR HD


Incorporated (Syfy), Wednesday, 10 p.m. - “Cost Containment”

The Larsons and Elizabeth don't see eye to eye when it comes to certain life choices; Theo defies an order to cripple a basketball prodigy; Roger enlists help uncovering Ben's secrets; and a daring heist is planned by Aaron and Theo.

INCORPORATED | Season 1, Episode 4: Sneak Peek | Syfy


A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC), Thursday, 8 p.m.

The holiday classic is back to warm your heart once again.

Charlie Brown Christmas Dance


Falling Water (USA), Thursday, 10 p.m. - “Circular Time”

Tess tries to protect the boy; Taka attempts to appease the Green; and Burton strives to heal the Woman in Red.

Falling Water 1x10 Promo "Circular Time" (HD) Season Finale


Trollhunters (Netflix), Full Season

See our “Highlights” section above for more information.

Sense8 (Netflix) - “A Christmas Special”

A Christmas-themed episode of the Wachowskis’ new sci-fi series ahead of the full second season in 2017.

Sense8 - A Christmas Special | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix


Paranormal Lockdown (TLC), Friday, 8 p.m. - “Monroe House”

A trip to Indiana finds Nick and Katrina spending 72 hours in the Monroe House in Hartford City, where they have different experiences, though equally terrifying.

Paranormal Lockdown (TLC), Friday, 9 p.m. - “Shrewsbury Prison”

A visit to England features the historic prison in Shrewsbury, aka the Dana, where Nick and Katrina investigate 200 years of executions, torture and suicides.



Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks (BBC America), Saturday, 11 p.m.

The six-part animated rendition of “Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks” concludes.

The Power of the Daleks Trailer #3 - Doctor Who


The Librarians (TNT), Sunday, 8 p.m. - "And the Trial of the Triangle"

The team tries to prevent the spread of pure evil by searching for the Eye of Ra and cracking the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle. Also, Flynn must pass a succession of tests to find the eye.

The Librarians 3x06 Promo "And the Trial of the Triangle" (HD)



Doctor Who (BBC America), Sunday, 9 p.m. - “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”

See our “Highlights” section above for more information.