TV THIS WEEK: Doctor Who's dinos on a spaceship, Grimm and more!

There's not a whole lot to be excited about except that Doctor Who's got dinosaurs on a spaceship, which should keep the week interesting. And there's a new Labor Day episode of Grimm that offers a little "Monroe-mance." We'll also get the midseason return of Ghost Hunters sans Grant.

Also this week, movie and TV marathons take over the schedule on Labor Day, Robin Cook's medical thriller is reimagined in the A&E miniseries Coma with Lauren Ambrose and an all-star cast, How to Train Your Dragon becomes a kids' series called Dragons: Riders of Berk, Face Off contestants have to come up with a Chinese-inspired dragon, Collection Intervention faces an avalanche of superheroes, Lost Girl's Bo prepares for war, and Syfy goes to the sharks with Sand Sharks and 2-Headed Shark Attack, along with a shark movie marathon. Meanwhile, Saving Hope finishes its run online.

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




Monday, Sept. 3 - Labor Day



Grimm (NBC) 10 p.m. - "Quill"

Monroe-mance alert! Monroe and Rosalee might finally be headed for romance ... until an interruption disrupts their plans. Meanwhile, an accident investigation for Nick leads to the discovery of a highly contagious Wesen disease, and Captain Renard discovers the arrival of a dangerous international criminal.

Here's a preview:


Coma (A&E) 9 p.m.

Part one of two! Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) stars in this two-part miniseries about a medical student who gets suspicious when otherwise-healthy patients fall into comas during routine surgery. Back when Robin Cook wrote this novel in 1977, this was science fiction. The medical thriller also stars a killer lineup with Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn, James Woods and Geena Davis. Part two airs on Tuesday at 9 p.m.

Here's a look with behind-the-scenes interviews:


Other Monday shows of interest:

There's a stack of marathons thanks to Labor Day. Syfy stakes out a vampire movie marathon with offerings like Blade II and Daybreakers. For Encore, it's a superhero marathon that includes all four Christopher Reeve Superman movies. On The Hub there's a Jerry O'Connell Sliders marathon, Chiller has a Buffy marathon, and TLC offers a Long Island Medium marathon.




Tuesday, Sept. 4



Dragons: Riders of Berk (Cartoon Network) 7:30 p.m. - "Animal House"

Series premiere! Picking up where How to Train Your Dragon left off, this animated series follows a group of Viking youths through their dragon-riding adventures.

Here's a preview:


Face Off (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Year of the Dragon"

The remaining contestants get another unique challenge. In this one, they must create a dragon makeup that will allow performers to do an acrobatic dance routine without the makeup falling apart.

Here's a promo:


Coma (A&E) 9 p.m.

Part two of two! Lauren Ambrose stars in this two-part miniseries about a medical student who gets suspicious when otherwise healthy patients fall into comas during routine surgery. No doubt she gets in a lot more trouble in part two. The medical thriller also stars a killer lineup with Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn, James Woods and Geena Davis. Part one aired on Monday.

Here's a preview:


Collection Intervention (Syfy) 10:00 p.m. - "An Avalanche of Superheroes"

Collectible expert Elyse Luray attempts to help two overwhelmed collectors, one who collects pieces of pop culture and the other who collects superheroes.

Here's a sneak peek:




Wednesday, Sept. 5



Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "A Serial Killer's Revenge"

Season 8.5 premiere! The new era begins! With Grant gone, Jason and his TAPS team are on their own to investigate the Old City Jail in Charleston, S.C. But could the spirit that's haunting the jail be America's first female serial killer, Lavinia Fisher, who was hanged in 1820?

Here's a promo:


Paranormal Witness (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Lady on the Stairs"

What force attacked a widower and his new bride in their bed? Could it be the angry spirit of his first wife, or perhaps the ghost of a restless Victorian mother?

Here's a preview:




Thursday, Sept. 6



Saving Hope (NBC) NBC.com

Final two episodes air online! Yep, after announcing that the last two episodes of this low-rated show would air on consecutive Saturdays, NBC has pulled the show off the schedule entirely. The good news, for Canadians, is that this Canadian series has been picked up for a second season to air next summer on CTV.

According to a NBC spokesperson, the episodes will be available online on nbc.com after they air on CTV.

In the penultimate episode, "Ride Hard or Go Home," it all comes down to an operation that is a last resort in trying to bring Charlie out of his coma. In the meantime, Charlie faces his past and Alex considers crossing the line with an Alzheimer's patient.

Here's a look:




Friday, Sept. 7



Lost Girl (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Into the Dark"

In the penultimate episode before the season-two finale, Trick shares his deepest secret with Bo. The knowledge leads her to realize just how high the stakes are, and she's forced to align herself with the Morrigan for the pending battle, which may just decide the fate of the Fae. Last week, we finally got a look the Garuda's powers. Is this a worthy foe for Bo?

Here's a look:




Saturday, Sept. 8



Doctor Who (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"

Awesome title alert! The title! The concept! The Doctor's reaction when he sees ... yes ... dinosaurs on a spaceship! Love it!

Here's a look:


Sand Sharks (Syfy) 7 p.m.

Syfy double-header shark movie alert! "Something ate my boyfriend!" Really? "Sharks can't swim in the sand!" Oh, yeah? Well, how about an ancient prehistoric sand tiger shark that travels through sand like water? Luckily for the sharks, there's thousands of partygoers trapped on a tropical island ringing the dinner bell. Corin Nemec, Brooke Hogan and Gina Holden star.

Here's a promo:


2-Headed Shark Attack (Syfy) 9 p.m.

Syfy double-header shark movie alert! And you thought sand sharks were bad! What about a two-headed shark? Twice the appetite! Twice the teeth! Twice the shark! Yep, even more college kids find themselves trapped on an abandoned reef with a mutated shark on the hunt and them looking a lot like a buffet. Soft on the outside. Crunchy on the inside. What shark could resist that kind of a meal? Carmen Electra and Charlie O'Connell star. Now all we need is 2-Headed Shark vs. Sharktopus and we can have some real fun on a Saturday night at the movies.

Here's a preview:


Other Saturday shows of interest:

Sand Shark and 2-Headed Shark Attack aren't the only shark movies on Syfy. The chowing down starts first thing in the morning with Dinoshark (9 a.m.) and Sharktopus (11 a.m.), and continues with a full day of hungry sharks eating ... well, anything that moves, but mostly college kids. And on the Bio Channel there's a new Celebrity Ghost Stories (9 p.m.) with tales from Jack Osbourne, Stephen Collins, Aasha Davis and David Lander, and a new episode of The uneXplained (10 p.m.).


What are you going to watch?

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