TV THIS WEEK: Trek invades Warehouse 13, MTV's zombies and more!

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Dec 15, 2012

Star Trek: Voyager's Captain Janeway has apparently slipped into a quantum singularity and ended up in Warehouse 13, as Kate Mulgrew pops by for an extended visit. We'll also get a look at MTV's new horror mockumentary series, Death Valley, which explores a world where vampires, werewolves and zombies roam the earth. Too bad they don't have Sookie Stackhouse and her faerie powers in that universe.

Also this week, the space race is on for the Astraeus candidates on Eureka, Nina and Hicks run into a heavenly Alpha on Alphas, the TAPS team takes on an abandoned nursing home on Ghost Hunters, Bender becomes god-like on Futurama, Ryan has a decision to make on Wilfred, Torchwood's about to have a really bad day on Torchwood: Miracle Day, Cristian de la Fuente is seeing double on Haven, the Doctor has to deal with monsters on Doctor Who, and the witch and the vampire war comes to a head on True Blood.

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

Monday, Aug. 29

Eureka (Syfy) 8 p.m. - "This One Time at Space Camp..."

The space race is on as Senator Wen (Ming-Na) proceeds with final evaluations of the Astraeus candidates, while they are given memory-reading devices that expose their real reasons for joining the mission. Meanwhile, Carter and Allison appeal the ruling on their relationship.

Here's a preview and a sneak peek:

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "The 40th Floor"

Kate Mulgrew alert! Star Trek: Voyager's Mulgrew guest-stars in a four-episode arc as a regent. As Pete, Myka and Artie try to stop the Warehouse's regents from becoming an endangered species, Steve is compelled to cross the line.

Here's a promo and a sneak peek:

Alphas (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "A Short Time in Paradise"

It looks like Nina's going to get a taste of her own medicine, when Garret Dillahunt guest-stars as a cult leader with Alpha powers who has the power to make Nina and Hicks see the light.

Here's a preview:

Death Valley (MTV) 10:30 p.m. - "Pilot"

Series premiere! In this scripted series, a camera crew follows the Undead Task Force, a group of LAPD cops who are working to capture and kill the vampires, werewolves and zombies that roam California's San Fernando Valley. In the pilot, what seems like an ordinary zombie kill leads to a crew member's untimely demise.

Here's a look:

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Hill View Manor"

The TAPS crew heads to New Castle, Pa., to investigate the deserted Hill View Manor nursing home, which has reports of the spirit of a little boy that once visited patients days before they died, and of disembodied screams.

Here's a promo:

Thursday, Sept. 1

Futurama (Comedy Central) 10 p.m. - "Overclockwise"

When Bender's processing power increases, he becomes a god-like being.

Here's a look:

Wilfred (FX) 10 p.m. - "Sacrifice"

Ryan must choose between a beautiful Italian woman (Gabrielle Pession) and helping his friends. Meanwhile, Jenna gets promoted.

Here's a preview:

Other Thursday shows of interest:

On the History Channel's Ancient Aliens (10 p.m.), it's a look at "Aliens and Ancient Engineers." On USA's Burn Notice (9 p.m.), Michael and Fiona head to South America to pose as a wealthy couple for their latest case in "Better Halves." And in the season-two finale of Comedy Central's Ugly Americans (10:30 p.m.), Grime's Mummy Dearest (voice of Chistine Baranski) comes back from the dead and finds fault with him in "Mummy Dearest."

Friday, Sept. 2

Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz) 10 p.m. - "The Gathering"

The Three Families plunge the world into a recession, and a defeated and hunted Torchwood are forced to make a deal with the devil. There's only one more episode to go before the big finale. How has it stacked up for you so far?

Here's a look:

Haven (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Friend or Faux"

A mild-mannered banker appears to have a evil doppelganger who's driving the violent crime rate up in Haven. Cristian de la Fuente guest-stars.

Here's a sneak peek:

Other Friday shows of interest:

On the Cartoon Network's ThunderCats (8:30 p.m.), it's an episode called "Legacy."

Saturday, Sept. 3

Doctor Who (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "Night Terrors"

It's a house call for the Doctor, as he tries to help a terrified boy who believes monsters lurk in his bedroom cupboard.

Here's a look:

Sunday, Sept. 4

True Blood (HBO) 9 p.m. - "Soul of Fire"

Sookie tries to convince Marnie to end the witch/vampire war. Elsewhere, Sam takes on Marcus, and Alcide has doubts about Debbie.

Here's a preview:

Other Sunday shows of interest:

On Discovery's Curiosity: Is There a Parallel Universe? (8 p.m.), it's a look at whether it might be possible that alternate universes could exist. And on Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva (9 p.m.), Parker takes on a case involving his ex-girlfriend, who's suing an insurance company that's refusing to pay up on her father's life-insurance policy in "Ah, Men."

What are you going to watch?

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