TV THIS WEEK: The Whispers finale, a Guardians animated preview and more!

September finally arrives this week, but we're still not quite at the point of a flood of series premieres. That doesn't mean we're without events, though. We've got plenty of finales this week, including the end of The Whispers, plus there's a half-hour preview of the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series.


The Whispers (ABC) Monday, 10 p.m. - "Game Over"

Season finale!The Whispers ends this week, and we still don't know if it has a future. Back in June, ABC let the cast's contract options expire, though the show was still putting up solid numbers when DVR viewers were factored in, and the critical reception has been sound. At this point, it's hard to tell if ABC will bring the show back, but at least there's a finale to look forward to. This week, the team tries to stop Drill's potentially deadly endgame.

Scream (MTV) Tuesday, 10 p.m. - "Revelations"

Season finale! - Scream started as the latest attempt to bring a successful film property to TV, and plenty of people (myself included) weren't sure that it would work. Over the course of its first season, though, the show has developed its own unique take on the classic slasher movie deconstruction franchise, and it's become a hit for MTV. Now the only question is whether the second season can deliver like the first one did. This week, the killer is finally revealed.

Mr. Robot (USA) Wednesday, 10 p.m. - "eps1.9zer0-daY.avi"

Season finale! - The final episode of Mr. Robot's first season was supposed to air last week, but to plot similarities that tied it to the tragic shootings in Virginia, USA decided to postpone it, so we're getting it this week instead. The show's already headed for a second season thanks to the great reception the pilot recieved across platforms, and thanks to almost universal critical acclaim. This show proved to be the most fascinating new series of the summer, so we'll see it again next year. This week, Elliot is haunted by one of his past hacks, and Mr. Robot is missing.

Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD) Saturday, 9 p.m. - "Road to Knowhere"

Series preview! - The much-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy animated series doesn't premiere until later in September, but Disney XD has given us no shortage of previews. After a few weeks of shorts devoted to each member of the team, this week we get our first taste of the animated Guardians teaming up, as a new ally of Thanos tries to get hold of an artificat in their possession. 

MythBusters (Discovery) Saturday, 9 p.m. - "Star Wars: The Myths Strike Back"

Star Wars Special! - The MythBusters crew has taken on the science of Star Wars before, but since this is the year that we're getting a brand-new film from a galaxy far, far away, they're trying again with a look at the science of stormtrooper shooting and more.



The Whispers (ABC) 10 p.m. - "Game Over"

Read more in our Highlights section above.


Zoo (CBS) 9 p.m. - "Emotional Contagion"

Now fugitives, the members of the team head to Zambia with the ultimate goal of manufacturing a cure for abnormal animal behavior; Chloe makes a sacrifice.

Face Off (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Extraterrestrial Enterprise"

Jonathan Frakes and Michael Dorn guest star as the artists take on a Star Trek-themed challenge.

From Dusk Till Dawn (El Rey) 9 p.m. - "In a Dark Time"

Seth and Kate stage a heist, while Gonzalez endures frightening visions that lead to a grisly discovery, and back at the Twister, Malvado's plans are set into motion by Carlo's emergence from the labyrinth.

Scream (MTV) 10 p.m. - "Revelations"

Read more in our Highlights section above.


Extant (CBS) 9 p.m. - "Zugzwang"

Molly, Ethan and J.D. look for John's former colleague -- who may have information that could stop the Humanich threat; Julie asks Charlie to determine where Lucy's orders are coming from.

Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Too Many Apparitions in the Kitchen"

TAPS investigates the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., to learn if the spirits of Jesuit priests still roamed the area.

Steampunk'd (GSN) 9 p.m. - "Wild, Wild East"

Makers build a bedroom consisting of Asian Steampunk, which was a look of the Far East during the Victorian era.

Paranormal Witness (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Nightmare on Chestnut Street"

Three scared college women are terrorized by a demon woman who is determined to tear their lives apart.

Mr. Robot (USA) 10 p.m. - "eps1.9zer0-daY.avi"

Read more in our Highlights section above.


Teen Titans Go! (TOON) 6 p.m. - "I'm the Sauce!"

Stuck inside because of bad weather, the Titans play rainy day games after Robin convinces them that indoor activities will cheer up the clouds and make the rain stop.

Under the Dome (CBS) 10 p.m. - "Incandescence"

As the dome's calcification accelerates, the townspeople have 24 hours left before they will suffocate; Julia and Barbie race to save Barbie's child; Hektor is adamant that the infected townspeople should never escape from the dome.

Dominion (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "The Seed of Evil"

Alex, Noma and Michael hit an unexpected road block; Claire's judgment call threatens the security of Vega; Julian changes tactics; Arika and Gates wrestle with the cost of survival.

Geeks Who Drink (Syfy) 11 p.m. - "Rob Kazinsky vs. Dominic Monaghan"

Rob Kazinsky's ``Cocktails & Screams,'' competes against Dominic Monaghan's ``Lost Island Iced Teas.''


Friday's quiet this week, but it won't stay that way for long.


Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (BBC America) 8 p.m.

Host Hannah Hart and special guests revisit the finest Doctor Who moments of the revival series.

Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD) 9 p.m. - Series preview

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Mythbusters (Discovery) 9 p.m. - "Star Wars: The Myths Strike Back"

Read more in our Highlights section above.


The Last Ship (TNT) 9 p.m. - "A More Perfect Union"

Season finale! - The Nathan James puts a call out to civilians to meet at ports across the country where they will receive the cure; small immune factions remain active in their quest to fight the cure.

The Strain (FX) 10 p.m. - "The Battle for Red Hook"

Justine takes drastic measures to counter a surprise invasion; Nora and Fet perform a useful mission; Eph and Setrakian face off against an old foe.


(Episode synopses via Zap2It)


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