TV THIS WEEK: Fear the Walking Dead returns, new Steven Universe, and more!

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Aug 15, 2016

As you may have noticed, we're living in the middle of the Summer Olympics, something few networks want to program against, so summer TV is pretty quiet this week. In fact, it might be as quiet as we've ever seen it. Don't worry, it'll pick up soon enough. In the meantime, here are the shows to get you through this week (when you're not watching track or gymnastics or Stranger Things). 

Check out the week in TV below. What's on your watchlist?


(It's a very light week, as I said.)

Steven Universe (TOON) Thursday, 7 p.m. - "Buddy's Book"

New Season! - If you're a Steven Universe fan, you know that the show has a reputation for airing on a somewhat irregular schedule. For the past few weeks, we've been getting four of five episodes a week, and now things are slowing down again. The good news for fans, though, is that Steven and the Gems are back for their fourth season, and there are no signs of slowing down. Check out a preview below.


Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) Sunday, 9 p.m. - "Grotesque"

Midseason premiere! - We haven't seen Fear the Walking Dead since May, but this weekend it's back for the rest of its second season, and a third season is already promised. The Walking Dead spinoff hasn't yet generated the same enthusiasm and must-watch reputation as its big brother, but it's still giving AMC solid numbers, and we don't expect it to go away any time soon. This week, we take a dive in to Nick's dark past. Check out a preview below.



Monday's very quiet this week, so watch the Olympics, or catch up on your DVR.



Zoo (CBS) 9 p.m. - "Sins of the Father"

Jackson is faced with a difficult decision; Mitch reluctantly seeks assistance from his father to research the origin of the last set of triple helix animal bones.


Dead of Summer (Freeform) 9 p.m. - "The Devil Inside"

A sense of calm finally comes over Camp Stillwater as Deb, the counselors and Deputy Sykes reflect on the horrors behind them and attempt to save what remains of the summer.



Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Phantom for the First Course"

Renovations and construction at renowned restaurant The Whitney could be causing a spiritual uprising.


Paranormal Witness (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "From H.E.L.L."

Three young girls break all the rules of the Ouija board and open a gateway to Hell.


Mr. Robot (USA) 10 p.m. - "eps2.5h4ndshake.sme​"

Mr. Robot and Elliot try to get along; Joanna is given an ultimatum.



Steven Universe (TOON) 7 p.m. - "Buddy's Book"

Read more in our Highlights section above.



Killjoys (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Full Metal Monk"

Khlyen's Red 17 transmission leads Dutch, D'avin and Alvis to a research facility on Arkyn; Johnny and Pawter try to rally support for the impending war for Westerly.


Dark Matter (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Stuff to Steal, People to Kill"

A Blink Drive test goes awry, propelling the Raza to a parallel reality.



Saturday's quiet this week too, but don't worry. We're about to get a flood of new shows.



Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) 9 p.m. - "Grotesque"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

The Last Ship (TNT) 9 p.m. - "Scuttle"

When a strange order comes in from the White House, Chandler is forced to make a difficult decision.

BrainDead (CBS) 10 p.m. - "Taking on Water: How Leaks in D.C. Are Discovered and Patched​"

Sen. Wheatus hires an investigator to dig into the Healy family's history; Gareth gets some information about Laurel's romantic past, which puts a strain on their new relationship.

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