TV THIS WEEK: Humans premieres, Falling Skies returns, and more!

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Jun 22, 2015, 4:47 PM EDT

It's officially summer, and that means it's time for even more summer series to hit our TV lineup. This week, Under the Dome is back for Season 3, Atlantis is back for Season 2, and Humans premieres in the U.S. Plus, Salem's finale, a battle on Penny Dreaful, and more.

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

Highlights of the Week

Under the Dome (CBS) Thursday, 9 p.m. - "Move On" and "But I'm Not"

Season premiere! - Two years ago, Under the Dome was a summer TV success story, a perfect example of a network capitalizing on a light summer schedule to deliver an event series that viewers would devour. Now, summer series are pretty much a normal occurence, and Under the Dome is still among the biggest of them. That's not to say the show hasn't slipped a bit, though. In Season 1, the show dipped below 10 million live viewers only once, and in Season 2 the show never hit the 10 million mark at all, but it remained lucrative for CBS thanks to what was still a very large audience. Last season, people were already asking how long the show could sustain its rather ambitious premise, and there will no doubt be more of those questions this summer. For the moment, though, Under the Dome is poised to claim yet another big chunk of the summer audience. Check out a preview below.

Atlantis (BBC) Saturday, 9 p.m. - "A Fate Worse Than Death"

Season premiere! - When Atlantis premiered in the U.K. in 2013, it was the biggest new Saturday show the BBC had seen in nearly a decade, and a second season was quickly ordered. Season 2 didn't work out as well, though, and we've known it will be the last of the series since January. Still, that leaves American audiences with 12 episodes to enjoy before the show says goodbye, and it's bound to be a fun ride. This week, Pasiphae tries at all costs to stop the marriage between Ariadne and Jason. Check out a preview below.

Humans (AMC) Sunday, 9 p.m. - "Episode 1"

Series premiere! - AMC already has a genre hit on its hands with the horror juggernaut we call The Walking Dead, but this week it'll try its hand at sci-fi. Adapted from a Swedish series, and produced in the U.K., Humans tells the story of a world in which the latest tech toy everyone has to have isn't a smartphone or a tablet, but a Synth, an artificial human designed to be a kind of household servant, with very eerie similarities to "real" people. The show will explore what happens when Synths and humans keep interacting, and when the line between real and artifical gets blurred. It's a very lofty premise, and hopefully it'll produce a good show. Check out a preview below.

Falling Skies (TNT) Sunday, 10 p.m. - "Find Your Warrior"

Season premiere! - This week, after four years, five seasons and a lot of fighting, we get the beginning of the end for Falling Skies. When this show premiered it was a massive hit for TNT, earning nearly 6 million viewers with its series premiere and turning in consistently strong numbers pretty much ever since, but as ratings continued to slip below the heights of Season 1 and the story neared its end, it became clear that it was time to go. So, if you're a fan, you've got 10 episodes over the summer to enjoy, and then one of the biggest cable shows in recent history is gone. Check out a preview below.

Salem (WGN) Sunday, 10 p.m. - "The Witching Hour"

Season finale! - Last summer, Salem became WGN's first original programming success story, earning strong ratings and a Season 2 renewal halfway through its run. This season, the show launched an ambitious witch war, but we're still waiting to see if it was worth it. Season 1 of the show premiere in April and was renewed by mid-May, while Season 2 is ending this week and WGN has yet to make any decision. That doesn't mean the show is doomed, though. Live ratings have dipped, but the show keeps delivering strong DVR numbers, including a season premiere that a 150% spike in its 18-49 rating when Live+7 numbers were factored in. So we go into Salem's season finale with its fate uncertain, but there's hope. This week, Mary prepares for a last-ditch showdown with Countess Marburg. Check out a preview below.



Monday, June 22

Star vs. The Forces of Evil (Disney XD) 8:30 p.m. - "Lobster Claws" and "Sleep Spells"

Ludo fires Lobster Claws, one of his monster minions, so Marco and Star help him adjust to life on Earth; Marco uses psychology to help Star when she "sleep spells."

The Whispers (ABC) 10 p.m. - "Meltdown"

Minx tries to persuade Henry to play one more game for Drill, while Claire and Wes race to stop John Doe from spearheading a major incident that could cause millions of deaths.

Tuesday, June 23

Stitchers (ABC Family) 9 p.m. - "I See You"

Cameron's neighbor is killed, so the team set up a stakeout at Cameron's apartment to determine whether Cameron was the real target. Meanwhile, Kirsten learns more info about Marta's calamitous stitch.

Proof (TNT) 10 p.m. - "Til Death"

A case of loss, love and jealousy unfolds when a young man claims he's seen the ghost of his recently deceased wife.

Wednesday, June 24

Mr. Robot (USA) 10 p.m. - ""

Series premiere! - (Note, this isn't exactly a genre show, so it is about hackers, so you might be into it.) The premiere of the psychological thriller finds cyber-security engineer and vigilante-styled computer hacker Elliot wooed by a notorious hacker; and an evil corporation hacked.

Thursday, June 25

The Astronaut Wives Club (ABC) 8 p.m. - "Protocol"

The Shepards bask in the success of Alan's mission; Betty Grissom turns to Louise for advice as her husband's launch draws near; and Annie Glenn attempts to manage her stutter in anticipation of having to address the press.

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 8 p.m. - "Bob & Carol & Vincent & Cat"

Cat and Vincent team with married FBI agents on a case; J.T. thinks he may possess super powers; Tess contemplates a career move; and Heather makes a suggestion that could make her big sister's life a little easier.

Under the Dome (CBS) 9 p.m. - "Move On" and "But I'm Not"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Wayward Pines (FOX) 9 p.m. - "Choices"

Ethan learns more about Wayward Pines and its residents; Theresa sets her sights on investigating an unusual plot of land; Kate and Harold plan a covert operation.

Aquarius (NBC) 9 p.m. - "A Whiter Shade of Pale"

Manson recovers from Hodiak's beating. Elsewhere, Hodiak investigates the harassment of the Shafe family.

Hannibal (NBC) 10 p.m. - "Aperitivo"

Dr. Chilton returns after surviving a disfiguring gunshot and rallies support to capture Hannibal, using Will as bait. Meanwhile, Jack urges Will to abandon the dangerous notion of finding Hannibal.

Olympus (Syfy) 11 p.m. - "Door to Olympus"

Medea trades her body and soul to the demon goddess Circe in exchange for leading her, Hero, Daedalus and Oracle to the door of Olympus. As they make their dangerous trek, they are sidetracked by deadly Fates and the trickster god Hermes.

Between (Netflix) 11:30 p.m. - "War"

Season finale! - No synopsis available.

Friday, June 26

DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge (Netflix) 3 a.m. - All episodes

Series premiere! - The Dragons and their riders return for this series set between the Defenders of Berk animated series and How to Train Your Dragon 2

Defiance (Syfy) 8 p.m. - "Dead Air"

Nolan and Amanda are captured while excavating a buried weapons cache; Berlin investigates a Votanis Collective bombing in the heart of Defiance and sees an opportunity to get revenge on Irisa; Stahma's clandestine relationship with the mysterious Omec leader T'evgin takes a turn.

Killjoys (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "The Sugar Point Run"

A hostage exchange with a vengeful warlord turns deadly when the Killjoys are stranded in a restricted, bombed-out city overrun with dangerous gangs and scavengers.

Dark Matter (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Episode Three"

Sabotage is suspected and the onboard paranoia surges when the ship mysteriously veers off course. To bring the systems back online, a perilous spacewalk is required; at the same time, Five makes a shocking discovery.

Saturday, June 27

Atlantis (BBC) 9 p.m. - "A Fate Worse than Death"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (BBC) 10 p.m. - "The Education of a Magician"

Pasiphae tries to stop the impending marriage of Ariadne and Jason, regardless of the cost.

Sunday, June 28

Battlebots (ABC) 9 p.m.

No synopsis or episode title available. 

Humans (AMC) 9 p.m. - "Episode 1"

No synopsis available.

The Last Ship (TNT) 9 p.m. - "It's Not a Rumor"

The Nathan James returns home to Norfolk in a mission to distribute the cure. Meanwhile, Chandler sends his crew out to search for their loved ones and friends.

Golan the Insatiable (FOX) 9:30 p.m. - "Shell Raiser"

The Oak Grove Chili Eat Out presents an opportunity for Golan and Dylan to poison the entire town when they adopt a sick turtle. Meanwhile, Alexis tries to warn her mother about the perils of a modeling career.

Halt and Catch Fire (AMC) 10 p.m. - "Infiltrator"

Cameron and Joe cross paths again, putting Cameron in a tailspin. Meanwhile, Gordon searches for connection as he processes difficult news.

Penny Dreadful (Showtime) 10 p.m. - "And Hell Itself My Only Foe"

Vanessa desperately tries to save Sir Malcolm and goes alone to battle Evelyn.

Falling Skies (TNT) 10 p.m. - "Find Your Warrior"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Salem (WGN) 10 p.m. - "The Witching Hour"

Read more in our Highlights section above.


(Episode synopses via TV Guide)