TV THIS WEEK: Falling Skies, True Blood, Destination Truth and more!

The summer heat must be driving up the temps on Falling Skies and True Blood, which both sizzle with new developments this week. Meanwhile, there's a double helping of Destination Truth for its season-five premiere.

Also, evil doppelgangers cause trouble on Eureka, it's all about Lauren on Lost Girl, Jackson becomes a problem on Teen Wolf, Zapp Brannigan is back on Futurama, Morgan Freeman questions death on Through the Wormhole, a hypnotist may be able to help Charlie communicate on Saving Hope, Wilfred has baby issues on Wilfred, it's a trip to Roswell, N.M., on Chasing UFOs, Syfy's latest original has Andrew Lee Potts battling vamps in True Bloodthirst, and John Noble returns for a second season of Dark Matters: Twisted But True.

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




Monday, July 9



Eureka (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Double Take"

After last week's cliffhanger, it looks like double trouble for the folks in Eureka in the series' penultimate episode. Meanwhile, the town's communication systems go on the fritz thanks to SmartDust issues.

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Lost Girl (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Masks"

While Lauren challenges the Ash, Bo and Dyson hunt for an artifact that may hold the key to releasing her from her indentured servitude to the Fae.

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

Scott and Stiles try to figure out what to do about Jackson, and Derek begins to question his leadership abilities as an alpha. Meanwhile, Lydia starts to uncover the truth about the bite.

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Tuesday, July 10



Destination Truth (Syfy) 8 p.m. - "Vietnam's Bigfoot" and "Return to the Haunted Forest; Belize Goblin"

Two-hour season-five premiere! Josh Gates, Erin Ryder and Team Truth head to Vietnam to investigate a Bigfoot-type creature, to Belize to search for a Goblin creature and back to Romania to take on the Haunted Forest.

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Haunted Highway (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Darkman of Standing Rock/Blackstar Shadow Man"

Jael and Devin travel to South Dakota to find the Darkman of Standing Rock, while Jack and Dana hunt for the Blackstar Shadow Man.

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Wednesday, July 11



Futurama (Comedy Central) 10 p.m. - "Zapp Dingbat"

Leela is none too happy when her mom begins dating Zapp Brannigan.

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Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman (Science) 10 p.m. - "Can We Resurrect the Dead?"

Scientists work to develop ways that will digitally preserve the contents of our brains.

Here's a sneak peek:


Other Wednesday shows of interest:

On Syfy's Haunted Collector (9 p.m.), the team heads to Kentucky and Ohio to help people. And on the channel's School Spirits (10 p.m.), hauntings at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., are explored in "Collision Course/Deadly Dorm Games."




Thursday, July 12



Saving Hope (NBC) 9 p.m. - "The Great Randall"

When a man with a serious injury can't remember who he is, a hypnotist is called. Meanwhile, that hypnotist may just be able to help Charlie communicate with Alex.


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

Doggies and babies ... which is cuter? Wilfred thinks he knows the answer.

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Other Thursday shows of interest:

On Disney XD's Tron: Uprising (8 p.m.), Beck intercepts a secret weapon on "Price of Power."




Friday, July 13



Chasing UFOs (National Geographic) 10 p.m. - "UFO Landing Zone?"

Destination Truth's Erin Ryder, scientist Ben McGee and ufologist James Fox, head to Roswell, N.M., to visit the famous crash site.

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Other Friday shows of interest:

On the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures (9 p.m.), the team visits the Hellfire Caves of West Wycombe, England, a manmade labyrinth that was once used by a secret satanic society.




Saturday, July 14



True Bloodthirst (Syfy) 9 p.m.

Primeval's Andrew Lee Potts stars in this Syfy original movie, which takes place in the near future, when a diminishing human population and a vampire population live in an uneasy peace thanks to the development of a synthetic blood substitute. Hummmm ... sound a little familiar? Anyway, when a new super man-sized bat vampire species threatens both races, they're forced to join forces to take on the new predator. The movie also stars Neil Jackson, Claudia Bassols and Ben Lambert.

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Dark Matters: Twisted But True (Science) 9 p.m. - "Lindbergh; Suicide Song; Living Organ Donor"

Season-two premiere! Fringe's John Noble hosts this look at the odd but true. Did Charles Lindbergh conquer death? Could a song be responsible for 18 suicides? Did one man donate his body to science ... while he was still alive?

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Other Saturday shows of interest:

On Biography's My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera (10 p.m.), spirits of a man who died during the Salem witch trials, and Prohibition gangsters are captured on film.




Sunday, July 15



Falling Skies (TNT) 9 p.m. - "Homecoming"

Hal discovers the bodies of de-harnessed kids and runs into someone from his past. Meanwhile, Tom and Anne get closer, and Weaver suffers from health problems.

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

Roman plots how to deal with Russell, and the Authority comes for Eric and Bill.

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Other Sunday shows of interest:

On Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva (9 p.m.), Jane learns news about Owen that leaves her "Crushed."


What are you going to watch?

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