TV THIS WEEK: Summer finales attack, Warehouse 13 games and more!

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Dec 15, 2012

It's attack of the killer summer finales this week with Teen Wolf, The Nine Lives of Chloe King and Ghost Hunters International signing off. However, we still have Gwen doing what she has to to protect her family on Torchwood: Miracle Day and Warehouse 13 going all Lord of the Rings by way of a videogame.

Also this week, Eureka develops a bug problem, Bill and Gary go on an excellent adventure on Alphas, Ashley Cowie goes after the Holy Grail in the season finale of Legend Quest, secrets are uncovered on Futurama, Randall becomes a plant on Ugly Americans, Audrey repeats the same day on Haven, it's the best of the monsters on a special Doctor Who, Megalodon battles a giant croc in Syfy's Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus, and Sookie considers the possibility of a world where Eric and Bill can get along in True Blood.

Here's what we have to look forward to this week on sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal and spy-fi TV, and non-sci-fi shows featuring sci-fi or fantasy stars.

Monday, Aug. 15

Eureka (Syfy) 8 p.m. - "Of Mites and Men"

Cute title alert! Global Dynamics has a bug problem—an indestructible robotic bug problem, that is! And Carter talks to Allison about her "broken" brain.

Here's a preview and a sneak peek:

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Don't Hate the Player"

Fargo alert! Eureka's Neil Grayston returns as Fargo in an episode where Claudia becomes an elf and Pete goes all gladiator on us. In the episode, Fargo gets trapped in a Warehouse 13-inspired videogame and Pete, Claudia and Myka have to rescue him. Meanwhile, Stukowski recruits Artie and Steve to assist on a case.

Here's a promo and a sneak peek:

Alphas (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Bill and Gary's Excellent Adventure"

Alaina Huffman guest-stars! The Stargate Universe and Smallville actress pops in for a guest shot in an episode where Bill and Gary decide to take an outside case and find their powers put to the test.

Here's a preview:

Teen Wolf (MTV) 10 p.m. - "Code Breaker"

Season-one finale! MTV's promising that "not everyone makes it out ... human." In the big finale, Scott ends up caught in the middle in the battle between the hunters and the werewolves. So he plots a way to stop the killings in the town and win back Allison's heart. And if he can do that after last week, when she and the hunters saw what they saw, it's going to be interesting to see how the heck season two is going to play out, let alone tonight's episode.

Here's a preview:

Tuesday, Aug. 16

The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family) 9 p.m. - "Beautiful Day"

Season-one finale! As Chloe's enemies plot to take her down, she makes secret plans to meet her father, while Brian secretly sneaks off to meet his grandmother. Meanwhile, Alek doesn't take the news well when he overhears Chloe tell her mom that she's in love with Brian. No word yet from ABC Family about the fate of Chloe King, but it is the network's lowest-rated series.

Here's a sneak peek:

Other Tuesday shows of interest:

On the Food Network's Cupcake Wars (8 p.m.), you can get a chance to see cupcakes designed for Comic-Con by the four top bakers. And in TNT's season-two finale of Memphis Beat (9 p.m.), Lance Henriksen (Aliens) and Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams) guest-star as the heads of rival families in the middle of a Hatfield/McCoy-type war after the shooting of a girl.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Ghost Hunters International (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Imprisoned Souls: New Zealand"

Summer finale! Is there a dead man still walking at the Napier Prison in New Zealand? The GHI team investigates reports at the prison of phantom footsteps, disembodied threats and slamming doors.

Here's a promo:

Legend Quest (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "The Holy Grail"

It's the holy grail of season finales! Literally! Historian and symbologist Ashley Cowie is on the hunt for the Holy Grail itself by way of a lost carving in Scotland.

Here's a look:

Other Wednesday shows of interest:

On ABC's Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief (10 p.m.), Juju Chang hosts an investigation into a medium, a clairvoyant and psychic pets.

Thursday, Aug. 18

Futurama (Comedy Central) 10 p.m. - "The Tip of the Zoidberg"

The crew discovers an old covert mission involving Dr. Zoidberg and the Professor.

Here's a look:

Ugly Americans (Comedy Central) 10:30 p.m. - "Little Ship of Horrors"

When Randall is exposed to a strange plant's pollen at Twayne's cruise ship party, he gets sick and then he gets leaves.

Other Thursday shows of interest:

On USA's Burn Notice (9 p.m.), True Blood's James Frain guest-stars as a pharmaceutical CEO who may be up to no good when he hires Fiona and Jesse for a job in "Eye for an Eye." Character actor Patrick Bauchau (24, Carnivàle) also guest-stars. On FX, there's two new Wilfreds (10 & 10:30 p.m.), with Mary Steenburgen guest-starring as Ryan's mother in "Compassion," and Wilfred attempts to make Ryan more social in "Isolation." And on the History Channel's Ancient Aliens (10 p.m.), it's a look at "Aliens and Temples of Gold," including a theory involving lost gold in Peru.

Friday, Aug. 19

Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz) 10 p.m. - "Immortal Sins"

Oh, my! What's Gwen to do?! As she battles to save her family, Gwen finds herself on a journey that just may lead to answers about the Miracle. So what do you think? Is Torchwood: Miracle Day living up to the hype?

Here's a look:

Haven (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Audrey Parker's Day Off"

It looks like it's Groundhog Day for Audrey when she keeps repeating the same day over and over, and it seems to have something to do with an accident. Jason Priestley guest-stars.

Here's a sneak peek:

Other Friday shows of interest:

On Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place (8 p.m.), it's the "Wizards vs. Asteroid." On the Cartoon Network's ThurderCats (8:30 p.m.), the team's on the hunt for Thundrilium, which leads them to info about Panthro and Grune's past in "Old Friends." And on the Travel Channel's Paranormal Challenge (9 p.m.), two teams of amateur ghost hunters compete to find the most paranormal evidence at the La Purisima Mission in Lomboc, Calif.

Saturday, Aug. 20

Doctor Who (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "Best of the Monsters"

Another Doctor Who special! Last week it was a salute to Matt Smith. This week we get a special about the iconic monsters from the series.

Here's a look:

Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus (Syfy) 9 p.m.

Robert Picardo alert! What could be better than one giant monster crashing around chowing down on everything in its path? How about two? In this Syfy Saturday night movie, Megalodon is back, and it's going to be one heck of a rumble when it catches up with a enormous prehistoric croc from Africa. The movie stars Stargate's Picardo, Gary Stretch, Jaleel White (aka Urkel from Family Matters), Sarah Lieving and Gerald Webb. The film was directed by Christopher Ray.

Here's a preview:

Other Saturday shows of interest:

On the season finale of Biography Channel's Celebrity Ghost Stories (9 p.m.), Loretta Lynn talks about a ghostly experience.

Sunday, Aug. 21

True Blood (HBO) 9 p.m. - "Run"

The Festival of Tolerance in Shreveport doesn't make Marnie any more tolerant of vamps as she plots another strike. Meanwhile, Sookie tries to recover and considers a way Bill and Eric can coexist, Jesus attempts to rid Lafayette of his troublesome spirit, and Bill and Nan Flanagan butt heads.

Here's a preview:

Other Sunday shows of interest:

On Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva (9 p.m.), Jane takes on the case of a former sorority-house mother who wants to go up against a casino for losing her life savings in "You Bet Your Life."

What are you going to watch?

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