TV THIS WEEK: Sense8 arrives, The Whispers premieres, and more!

The last couple of weeks have been a bit slow on the TV front, but the summer shows are beginning to arrive, and this week they arrive in force. In the next five days we get Sense8 finally landing on Netflix, The Whispers on ABC and Stitchers on ABC Family. Plus, Hannibal's back for Season 3, Adventure Time wraps up its season with a whole week of episodes, and much more.

Check out the week in TV below. What's on your watchlist?


Highlights of the Week

The Whispers (ABC) Monday, 10 p.m. - "X Marks the Spot"

Series premiere! - You might have noticed that spooky television is doing pretty well lately. The success of The Walking Dead and American Horror Story has spawned a new wave of horror TV, including everything from Penny Dreadful to The Strain to Salem. This week, ABC hopes to get into that game too, and though The Whispers doesn't look to be too extreme in its scares, it definitely has a spooky premise. In this show, a mysterious paranormal force is slowly invading the Earth, and it's doing it by gaining influence with the most vulnerable of humans: children. The "What if your imaginary friend were real?" idea in horror isn't new, but perhaps The Whispers can find some new things to say about it. Check out a preview below.

Community (Yahoo! Screen) Tuesday, Streaming - "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television"

Season finale! - This time last year, we were wondering if there was a chance that we'd ever see another episode of Community, and now here we are at the end of a sixth season. The past few weeks have brought new characters, new developments in the lives of old characters and lots of new jokes, and it's been a fun ride, but now we're at the end of it, and with that comes another period of uncertainty. We got the six seasons, but will we get a movie? Or will we get a seventh season full of jokes about a movie we never saw? At this point, we just don't know, so let's savor one more Community story while we can. 

Stitchers (ABC Family) Tuesday, 9 p.m. - "A Stitch in Time"

Series premiere! - ABC Family's originally programming is mostly known for its teen-driven dramas and family sitcoms, but they are venturing into genre programming, and Stitchers is the latest product of that. The series follows Kristen (Emma Ishta), a young woman recruited into a secret government agency to be a "stitcher," someone who access the minds of dead people and use their memories to solve crimes. Unfortunately for Stitchers, that premise sounds somewhat perilously similar to iZombie, but that doesn't make it redundant. This show is coming at the memories of the dead from a sci-fi angle, while iZombie is decidedly horror-inspired. Whether it can actually carry the premise remains to be seen, but we look forward to finding out. Check out a preview below.

Hannibal (NBC) Thursday, 10 p.m. - "Antipasto"

Season premiere! - Hannibal isn't supernatural horror, so we don't tend to cover it much, but it is one of the best shows on TV, so we're giving it a mention in our summer lineup. This week, Bryan Fuller's new take on Hannibal the Cannibal returns for Season 3 and will attempt to simultaneously adapt elements of Red Dragon and Hannibal into a single story. Hannibal is on the run in Europe, setting up in Florence under a fake identity. Will Graham and the rest of the FBI are still looking for him, but they also have to deal with a rising new serial killer: the Red Dragon, played by The Hobbit's Richard Armitage. Check out a preview below.

Sense8 (Netflix) Friday, Streaming - All Episodes

Series premiere! - We've been hearing all kinds of crazy things about Sense8 -- the new series from the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski -- for a while now, and this week we finally get to see how all of that comes together. In case you haven't been paying attention, the show follows eight people who are "sensates." They all have the ability to essentially access each other's minds, granting them perceptions and abilities they wouldn't otherwise have, but this strange power carries with it the threat of being hunted. The show has an intriguing and diverse cast, a mysterious premise that we're hoping will unfold in satisfying ways and the promise of the Wachowskis trying long-form storytelling basically for the first time since The Matrix Trilogy. Check out a preview below.


Monday, June 1

Adventure Time (TOON) 6 p.m. - "Your Forgot Your Floaties"

The duo must rescue a new apprentice from Magic Man's house.

The Whispers (ABC) 10 p.m. - "X Marks the Spot"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Tuesday, June 2

Community (Yahoo! Screen) Streaming - "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Adventure Time (TOON) 6 p.m. - "Be Sweet"

LSP leaves the woods to become a babysitter.

iZombie (CW) 9 p.m. - "Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat"

Liv is taken back to high school when she investigates a teen's death following a late-night joyride that ended in disaster and a coverup. Later, one of the victim's friends dies, which raises some serious questions about the case. Meanwhile, Major thinks Blaine's deli is not all it seems to be.

Stitchers (ABC Family) 9 p.m. - "A Stitch in Time"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Wednesday, June 3

Adventure Time (TOON) 6 p.m. - "Orgalorg"

Gunther has strange visions after an accident.

Thursday, June 4

Adventure Time (TOON) 6 p.m. - "On the Lam"

Finn's dad fights for freedom on a strange planet.

Aquarius (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Never Say Never to Always"

A drug dealer is murdered, and the prime suspect is Shafe's snitch. Meanwhile, Shafe and rookie Charmain Tully go undercover into the Manson family in a mission that comes with serious consequences.

Wayward Pines (FOX) 9 p.m. - "One of Our Senior Realtors Has Chosen to Retire"

Ethan is appointed to a leadership role in Wayward Pines and his first act, according to Nurse Pam, should be to call a reckoning for Peter McCall for his treasonous act of graffiti on Main Street. Meanwhile, Ben receives private tutoring from Megan Fisher on his first day of school, and Theresa is offered a job as a real-estate agent.

Hannibal (NBC) 10 p.m. - "Antipasto"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Lost Girl (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "End of Faes"

Midseason finale! - Bo and the gang attend a party on a mission to bring down a new enemy.

Olympus (Syfy) 11 p.m. - "Pandora's Tomb"

Hero and Ariadne develop feelings for one another during their journey to Olympus. Meanwhile, Lykos and Aegeus are back in Athens being held in dank prison caves where they must hide their identities or suffer the terrifying rage of the other inmates.

Between (Netflix) 11:30 p.m. - "Crossing Lines"

No synopsis available.

Friday, June 5

Sense8 (Netflix) Streaming - All Episodes

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Adventure Time (TOON) 6 p.m. - "Hot Diggity Doom" and "The Comet"

Season finale! - No synopsis available.

The Messengers (CW) 9 p.m. - "A House Divided"

The Messengers weigh the pros and cons of being angels and go their own ways, but they soon realize that destiny unites them.

Bitten (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Scavenger's Daughter"

Elena, Clay, Paige and Nick scramble to find Aleister after he casts his undoing spell, while Jeremy helps Ruth delve into Left Hand magic in hopes of bringing down their enemy. Elsewhere, devastating news from Rachel pushes Logan into some pretty dark corners.

Saturday, June 6

Orphan Black (BBC) 9 p.m. - "Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method"

No synopsis available.

Sunday, June 7

Game of Thrones (HBO) 9 p.m. - "The Dance of Dragons"

Jon returns to the Wall; Arya runs into someone from her past; Mace visits the Iron Bank; Stannis faces a difficult decision; Daenerys oversees a celebration of athleticism.

Golan the Insatiable (FOX) 9:30 p.m. - "Winter is Staying"

Golan and Dylan try to keep spring from happening by using the magic of dance, and Alexis may be the only person who can thwart their evil scheme.

Halt and Catch Fire (AMC) 10 p.m. - "Run Time"

After meeting Sara's father, Joe begins a new job. Meanwhile, Gordon grapples with his new freedom as Donna is blindsided by Cameron's surprising hire at Mutiny.

Penny Dreadful (Showtime) 10 p.m. - "Glorious Horrors"

Vanessa and Ethan give Sir Malcolm tragic news; Lavinia Putney is disturbed by an encounter with the Creature; Roper hunts down Ethan; Dorian hosts a lavish ball in Angelique's honor; a glorious night turns to horror for Vanessa.

Salem (WGN) 10 p.m. - "Til Death Do Us Part"

Alden faces his first test of fatherhood after he joins forces with Mary.


(Episode synopses via TV Guide)

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