TV THIS WEEK: True Blood returns, Tron: Uprising debuts and more!

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Dec 17, 2012

Summer TV officially begins this week with the return of True Blood and Russell Edgington and the premieres of NBC's Saving Hope and Disney XD's TRON: Uprising.

Also this week, Fargo tries to save Holly's consciousness on Eureka, Bo gets down and dirty for her latest job on Lost Girl, Scott deals with werewolf hunters and werewolves on Teen Wolf, The Hunger Games' District 12 goes on sale on Hollywood Treasure, and the Jersey Shore faces Syfy's Jersey Shore Shark Attack.

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

Monday, June 4

Eureka (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Ex-Machina"

Could Holly's consciousness still be alive? Fargo thinks so, and he's determined to save her even though a security program threatens to delete her forever. Meanwhile, Carter seems to be at the center of things when paranormal activity appears to strike Global Dynamics.

Here's a promo:

Lost Girl (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Fae Gone Wild"

Bo goes undercover at a strip joint to track a murderer who has escaped from prison. Meanwhile, she and Lauren finally have "the talk" about what the heck the Fae are holding over Lauren to keep her their bitch.

Here's a sneak peek:

Teen Wolf (MTV) 10 p.m. - "Shape Shifted"

Part two of the two-part season-two premiere! It looks like life isn't going to get boring anytime soon for Scott and the gang as the young werewolf learns more about Allison's grandpa and Derek continues his efforts to build his pack. Meanwhile, Isaac's father is murdered.

Here's a look:

Tuesday, June 5

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Florida Woodland UFO; Black Forest Entity"

The team takes on investigations in Florida of a UFO sighting and in Colorado of a haunting.

Here's a sneak peek:

Hollywood Treasure (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Hunger for District 12"

Hungry for a piece of The Hunger Games? So is Joe as he and the gang try to get District 12 for his latest auction. Meanwhile, a Transformers car is rescued from a junkyard and a Star Wars puppet proves revealing.

Here's a preview:

Wednesday, June 6

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (Science) 10 p.m. - "Is There a Superior Race?"

Season-three premiere! Morgan Freeman hosts this series, which delves into scientific questions of our time. In the premiere, the question of race is explored, including whether we're headed into X-Men territory.

Here's a general preview:

Other Wednesday shows of interest:

On Syfy's season-two premiere of Haunted Collector (9 p.m.), haunted items cause trouble for a woman in Kentucky and at a silo in Ohio.

Thursday, June 7

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) 8 p.m. - "The Renegade, Part 1"

Part one of the two-part series premiere! This spinoff of the Tron movies tells the story of a young program named Beck (voiced by Elijah Wood) who tries to start a revolution within a computer world that is ruled over by a tyrant. The voice cast includes Mandy Moore, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Paul Reubens and the original Tron, Bruce Boxleitner.

Here's a look:

Saving Hope (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Pilot"

Series premiere! Lois Lane and Dr. Daniel Jackson (aka Erica Durance and Michael Shanks) return to TV in this spiritual medical drama that explores the lives of Chief of Surgery Charlie Harris (Shanks) and his fiancée and fellow surgeon Alex Reid (Durance) when a car accident leads to Charlie ending up in a coma. But this isn't your typical medical drama. Charlie's spirit wanders the halls, interacting with other coma patients and the dead. Thirteen episodes have been ordered.

Here's a preview:

Friday, June 8

The Dead Files (Travel) 10 p.m. - "Surrounded"

Amy and Steve investigate a possible haunting at a historic Texas home.

Saturday, June 9

Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (Discovery) Beginning at 8 p.m.

Based on his acclaimed book with science writer Leonard Mlodinow, The Grand Design, Hawking brings his special viewpoint to TV. Beginning at 8 p.m., he delves into "The Meaning of Life." Then at 9 p.m. he explores "The Key to the Cosmos." And finally at 10 p.m. he looks at "Did God Create the Universe?"

Jersey Shore Shark Attack (Syfy) 9 p.m.

Hungry sharks develop a taste for the locals at the Jersey shore on the 4th of July, but the locals try to give them indigestion. The TV movie stars Tony Sirico (The Sopranos), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Jack Scalia (Dallas), Joey Fatone ('N Sync), William Atherton (Die Hard) and Vinny Guadagnino (Jersey Shore).

Here's a look:

Other Saturday shows of interest:

On Lifetime's original movie Who Killed Allison Parks? (8 p.m.), an ER nurse named Kaitlyn is accidentally electrocuted while tending to a young stabbing victim and begins experiencing the woman's memories.

Sunday, June 10

True Blood (HBO) 9 p.m. - "Turn! Turn! Turn!"

Season-five premiere! Picking right up where the startling finale left off, Sookie and Lafayette are still dealing with Tara being shot in the head. And of course, they've got some cleanup to do regarding the expiration of Debbie Pelt. Meanwhile, Bill and Eric have to deal with another authority from the Authority, Sam goes to war with Marcus' pack, and Terry has challenges with PTSD after the return of an old war buddy. But the big news ... Russell Edgington is back, and we're pretty sure he's not going to be happy with Sookie's friends.

Here's a promo:

Other Sunday shows of interest:

On Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva (9 p.m.), Jane ends up with a little more Luke in her personal life than she'd like.

What are you going to watch?

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