TV THIS WEEK: Sharknado 3 hits, Wayward Pines' finale, and more!

Big summer events just keep coming this week on TV. We get the premiere of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, the second season of Rick and Morty, the finale of Wayward Pines, and much more.


Highlights of the Week


Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (Syfy) Wednesday, 8 p.m.

Original Movie premiere! - Syfy's original movies focusing on crazy creatures are nothing new but, in 2013, the trend caught fire with Sharknado, a primetime movie that caught ratings fire and generated a huge social media presence. In light of that, a sequel had to follow, and because that sequel was also successful, the third installment is also on the way this week. Now, we get to find out if a third installment will also generate ratings gold. Check out a preview below.

Wayward Pines (FOX) Thursday, 9 p.m. - "Cycle"

Season finale! - If you only paid attention to the live ratings from the FOX event series Wayward Pines, you might consider it only a moderately successful show. However, the show's DVR ratings have given it a lot of steam over the course of its run, and as a result it's a clear hit for FOX. Initially, the show was planned only as a single limited series event, adapted from a series of novels, but reports have surfaced over the last few weeks that FOX might be considering a renewal now that the show is pulling in so many viewers. So, it seems we might not see the end of Wayward Pines this week after all. Check out a preview below.

Aquarius and Hannibal (NBC) Saturday, 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. - "I'm Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" and "The Great Red Dragon"

Last week, NBC decided to shuffle two of its Thursday series off to Saturday, but what's interesting is how different these shows' fates seem to be. Aquarius, the crime drama starring David Duchovny, was renewed a few weeks ago by the network, but Hannibal, the crime drama created by Bryan Fuller, was recently cancelled. Still, they're both getting the Saturday treatment as the summer progresses. Does this mean Aquarius is in the same trouble Hannibal was? It doesn't seem likely, but this is still an interesting network move.

Battlebots (ABC) Sunday, 8 p.m. - "One Bot Rules Them All: The Championship"

Season finale! - Earlier this year, fans of robot fights everywhere were pleased to see a revival under the Battlebots moniker, and the show has so far garnered solid viewer numbers. Now, we have to wait to see if the series will actually live to see another season of this revival concept. This week, the finalists battle it out for the championship.

Rick and Morty (TOON) Sunday, 11:30 p.m. - "A Rickle in Time"

Season premiere! - Over the last year-and-a-half, Rick and Morty has built a consistent critical and fan following thanks to its rather grown-up approach to sci-fi cartoons, and this week it's back for its much-anticipated  second season. Sadly, we don't yet know the future of Community, but co-creator Dan Harmon is still delivering brilliant stories through this series. Check out a preview below.

Monday, July 20

3-Headed Shark Attack (Syfy) 7 p.m.

Original movie! - Cruise passengers fight to survive when a hungry, three-headed great white shark tries to feed on them.

Zombie Shark (Syfy) 9 p.m. 

Original movie! - A perfect getaway weekend turns into a nightmare for four friends who find themselves fighting for their lives against an experimental shark.

Teen Wolf (MTV) 10 p.m. - "A Novel Approach"

The pack enters Eichen House in order to learn more about the Dread Doctors.

The Whispers (ABC) 10 p.m. - "A Hollow Man"

Claire and Sean track down a man who had his own deadly encounter with Drill more than 30 years ago.

Tuesday, July 21

Stitchers (ABC Family) 9 p.m. - "Fire in the Hole"

The team are quarantined while working on a case involving the suicide of a disease researcher. After the researcher's body exhibits signs of a fatal virus, the team members begin to get ill.

Zoo (CBS) 9 p.m. - "Pack Mentality"

Jackson, Abraham, Mitch, Jamie and Chloe are tasked by a top intelligence agent to find what's causing the strange animal behavior around the world. To get started, they travel to Mississippi to look into the wolf attack on the prison. While there, they meet an FBI agent who may know more than he's saying.

Scream (MTV) 10 p.m. - "Aftermath"

A mysterious message sends Emma and Audrey in search of answers.

Wednesday, July 22

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (Syfy) 8 p.m.

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Extant (CBS) 9 p.m. - "Cracking the Code"

Molly tries creating a virus to destroy alien hybrids and discovers that aliens are trying to communicate with humans through a hidden message in their DNA. Elsewhere, Lucy helps Ethan run away from Charlie to help him recover memories of Molly.

Mr. Robot (USA) 10 p.m. - "eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv"

Fsociety attempts to penetrate Steel Mountain, the most secure data facility in America.

Thursday, July 23

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 8 p.m. - "Both Sides Now"

An assassin targets Cat and Vincent, who attempt to lure him out of town and away from their loved ones by pretending that they're going to elope; and JT, who's tired of being under police protection, asks Tess to help him track down a lead. A distracted Heather, meanwhile, tries to focus on her new job.

The Astronaut Wives Clubs (ABC) 8 p.m. - "In the Blind"

John Glenn sets his sights on the Ohio Senate; at the same time, Alan Shepherd quietly grapples with a personal matter that could ground his career forever. Meanwhile, Betty Grissom's marriage faces a hurdle after she receives an unsettling letter regarding Gus.

Wayward Pines (FOX) 9 p.m. - "Cycle"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Dominion (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "The Narrow Gate"

Alex embarks on a dangerous quest to prove himself to his new ally, during which a startling face from his past appears; at the same time, Claire enlists the help of an old friend to halt what she believes is a brewing revolt from the V1s; and Michael makes a sacrifice that will prevent him from ever being with his love.

Geeks Who Drink (Syfy) 11 p.m. - "iJustine vs. Alan Tudyk"

Teams are led by Alan Tudyk and iJustine.

Reactor (Syfy) 11:30 p.m. - "Episode 2"

No synopsis available.

Friday, July 24

Defiance (Syfy) 8 p.m. - "My Name is Datak Tarr and I Have Come to Kill You"

Defiance is under siege. As Nolan, Amanda, Irisa and the militia defend the town against the Votanis Collective, Datak recalls his father's chilling lessons and makes a pivotal decision, while Stahma takes an unexpected trip.

Killjoys (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "One Blood"

Top Killjoys from around the Quad are pitted against one another in a race to find Big Joe, a legendary bounty hunter gone rogue.

Dark Matter (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Episode Seven"

The crew finally gain access to the secret room in the ship's underbelly and among the items they find inside are a sunny android and a desperately ill woman who reveals a connection to Three.

Saturday, July 25

Aquarius (NBC) 9 p.m. - "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

Hodiak helps a fellow detective. Also: Shafe gets a big break on a heroin case.

Lavalantula (Syfy) 9 p.m. 

Original movie! - A washed-up action star from the 1990s tries to be a hero in real life, fighting off a monstrous swarm of giant lava-breathing tarantulas that have erupted out of ancient volcanoes in the Santa Monica Mountains and are leaving a fiery path of death and destruction across Los Angeles.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (BBC) 9 p.m. - "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell"

Read more in our Highlights section.

Hannibal (NBC) 10 p.m. - "The Great Red Dragon"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Atlantis (BBC) 11:15 p.m. - "Kin"

Aeson tries to rescue Jason, after his son is captured by Pasiphae's troops.

Sunday, July 26

Battlebots (ABC) 9 p.m. - "One Bot Rules Them All: The Championship"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Humans (AMC) 9 p.m. - "Episode Five"

With Karen on her tail, Leo sends Niska to George's house and an unlikely friendship begins. Also: Joe's secret threatens to destroy the Hawkins family.

The Strain (FX) 10 p.m. - "Fort Defiance"

Gus and Vaun attack Palmer; Eph has a hard time connecting with Zack; Councilwoman Faraldo says the other boroughs are next for her extermination policies.

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

Left reeling by the launch of a rival, Mutiny takes measures to ensure its survival. Meanwhile, Gordon pays a price in an attempt to quell his paranoia.

Rick and Morty (TOON) 11:30 p.m. - "A Rickle in Time"

Read more in our Highlights section above.




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