TV THIS WEEK: Felicia Day gets Eurekified, True Blood and more!

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Dec 14, 2012

Doesn't it seem like a full roster of summer cable TV in any given week is more fun than any given week of network TV? Felicia Day geeks out to join the cast of Eureka, Bill goes up against the witches in True Blood, and Scott battles his inner wolf as his second full moon approaches on Teen Wolf.

Also this week, there's a timely look at the life of Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling in Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story, Pete and Myka hunt an artifact that makes people forget on Warehouse 13, Dr. Rosen deals with an escaped former patient on Alphas, Chloe faces the kissing problem again on The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Leela becomes a celebrity on Futurama, Mark gets drafted into Satan's Dark Army on Ugly Americans, Jack and Oswald come face to face on Torchwood: Miracle Day, Haven's fears come to life, and the children face danger on Falling Skies.

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

Monday, July 18

Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (Lifetime) 8 p.m.

Want even more Harry Potter in your life? This Lifetime movie tells the story of J.K. Rowling (Poppy Montgomery) and the events in her life leading up to her famous creation.

Here's a preview:

Eureka (Syfy) 8 p.m. - "Reprise"

Felicia Day alert! Day joins the cast as Dr. Holly Marten, a rocket scientist who's been sent to check out the new FTL drive. Meanwhile, Carter takes on babysitting duty when Allison heads off to a medical conference, and some of the people in Eureka begin exhibiting stranger-than-normal behavior.

Here's a sneak peek:

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Trial"

Pete and Myka are on the case when witnesses in a murder trial begin to lose their memories. Meanwhile, Claudia is assigned the job of finding a thief who may be doing good with an artifact, and we're assuming the new guy, Steve Jinks, will also have something exciting to do as well.

Here's a sneak peek:

Alphas (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Cause & Effect"

When a former patient of Dr. Rosen escapes, it causes trouble for the good doctor that goes beyond losing his beard from last week. Meanwhile, the team attempts to find balance in their personal lives and still catch bad guys.

Here's a look at Alphas this summer:

Teen Wolf (MTV) 10 p.m. - "Lunatic"

Sheriff Stilinski goes on the hunt for Derek, believing he was responsible for the trouble at the high school. Meanwhile, Scott's got werewolf issues as Stiles attempts to help him prepare for the second full moon.

Here's a preview:

Tuesday, July 19

The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family) 9 p.m. - "Nothing Compares 2 U"

Chloe and Brian go to an art gala and end up dealing with lots of NOT kissing drama. Meanwhile, Alek continues to train Chloe, and Amy meets a new guy who likes to gamble.

Here's a sneak peek:

Other Tuesday shows of interest:

On USA's Covert Affairs (10 p.m.), Auggie runs into the man who was responsible for blinding him, and he decides to take his revenge in "Half a World Away."

Wednesday, July 20

Ghost Hunters International (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Sensing Evil: Argentina & Trinidad"

The GHI team is on the hunt for spirits at a former leper colony on Trinidad's Chacachacare island, and then it's off to Argentina to investigate reports that four murdered workers are haunting a meat-packing plant.

Here's a promo:

Legend Quest (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Excalibur/Lost Cintamani Stone"

Historian and symbologist Ashley Cowie searches for Excalibur from the King Arthur legend in England, and then the hunt is on for a mythological stone that is believed to grant wishes.

Here's a look:

Other Wednesday shows of interest:

On the Science Channel's Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (10 p.m.), scientists explore the question "Can We Travel Faster Than Light?"

Thursday, July 21

Futurama (Comedy Central) 10 p.m. - "Yo Leela Leela"

Leela creates a children's TV show and becomes a celebrity.

Here's a sneak peek:

Ugly Americans (Comedy Central) 10:30 p.m. - "G.I. Twayne"

Mark finds himself drafted in Satan's Dark Army with Twayne and discovers the plot to end humanity. Rob Riggle guest-voices.

Here's a sneak peek:

Other Thursday shows of interest:

On USA's Burn Notice (9 p.m.), Michael gets cozy with the CIA during a murder investigation in "Square One." And on FX's Wilfred (10 p.m.), when Ryan volunteers at a hospice and takes Wilfred along, the dog/man's secret talent comes to light in "Respect."

Friday, July 22

Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz) 10 p.m. - "Dead of Night"

Torchwood goes into hiding only to run into a new enemy, and then they decide to hit PhiCorp's headquarters in their efforts to find out more about Miracle Day. Meanwhile, Captain Jack and Oswald Danes come face to face. Doesn't TV seem like a better place with Captain Jack in it?

Here's a look:

Haven (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Fear & Loathing"

The Troubles are causing more trouble than ever when the residents of Haven see their worst fears come to life. Meanwhile, Nathan's "trouble" disappears.

Here's a sneak peek:

Other Friday shows of interest:

On the Travel Channel's Paranormal Challenge (9 p.m.), two teams hunt for paranormal activity at the abandoned "Waverly Hills" sanatorium, where thousands of patients died of tuberculosis in the early 1900s.

Saturday, July 23

Outcasts (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "Episode 6"

A missing woman returns to Forthaven but acts strangely. Meanwhile, Tate and Stella attempt to figure out a mystery.

Here's a look:

Other Saturday shows of interest:

On the Biography Channel's Celebrity Ghost Stories (9 p.m.), it's the "best-of special," which has clips from past stories involving Joan Rivers, Michael Imperioli, Jeffrey Ross and Elisabeth Rohm.

Sunday, July 24

True Blood (HBO) 9 p.m. - "I Hate You, I Love You"

Lafayette and Jesus head to Mexico to find a shaman, and Arlene and Terry turn to religion to deal with their evil baby. Meanwhile, Sam and Tommy join forces, Pam has issues, and Bill takes charge of the problem with the witches. Up to this point, it's witches 2, vampires 0. How do you think Bill's going to do?

Here's a preview:

Falling Skies (TNT) 10 p.m. - "Sanctuary, Part 2"

Part two of two! A new enemy arises for the humans endangering the children.

Here's a promo:

Other Sunday shows of interest:

On Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva (9 p.m.), Jane takes the case of a girl who wants to take her girlfriend to "Prom."

What are you going to watch?

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