TV THIS WEEK: Mr. Robot returns, a Star Wars documentary, and more!

We're still waiting for the rest of our summer shows to arrive, and we'll be juggling regular TV with event programming like election coverage and the Olympics, but we're not out of TV yet. This week Mr. Robot is back for a second season, a Star Wars: The Force Awakens documentary hits the small screen, and more.

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


Zoo (CBS) Tuesday, 9 p.m. - "The Walls of Jericho"

Zoo has taken the place of Under the Dome as the major CBS summer event series, so I thought we'd take a minute to see how it's doing during its second season so far. Last year, the show debuted to more than 8 million live viewers last June, and maintained an average of around 6 million viewers throughout Season 1. This season, the show debuted with a little more than 5 million viewers and has maintained that through its second week. That's not a stellar number, but it's far from a small one, and we're also talking about a summer that will include everything from the Republican and Democratic conventions to the Olympics. So Zoo definitely still has a shot at a third year. Check out a preview of this week's episode below.


Mr. Robot (USA) Wednesday, 10 p.m. - ";"

Season premiere! - Last year, Mr. Robot kinda came out of nowhere to be one of the great critical darlings of the season, winning almost unanimous praise and a Golden Globe for best drama series. The hacker thriller has developed a reputation for addictive, intricate plotting, brilliant acting, and the kind of intrigue that just makes you crave the next week of the story. Now it's back for another season, and likely another wave of accolades. Check out a preview below.


Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey (ABC) Friday, 8 p.m.

Documentary special! - I'm really not sure how you've missed it if you're a Force Awakens fan, but the latest Star Wars film brought with it a brand new making-of documentary upon its home media release, tracking the production of the film from conception through release. It features lengthy interviews from stars, crew members, and of course director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy, and if you're a big fan of the film, it's compelling stuff. Now a version of that documentary is hitting TV, so if you haven't caught it yet, now's the time.



12 Monkeys (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Blood Washed Away"

Cole and Railly attempt to stop the final paradox; Ramse, Jennifer and Deacon struggle to survive the apocalypse in an effort to find the Witness.


BrainDead (CBS) 10 p.m. - "Wake Up Grassroots: The Nine Virtues of Participatory Democracy, and How We Can Keep America Great by Encouraging an Informed Electorate"

No synopsis available.



Containment (CW) 9 p.m. - "Yes Is The Only Living Thing"

As Jana, Sam and Suzy plot their escape, Jake considers his options; Lex receives clues from Leo that lead to an abandoned warehouse; a rumor puts Dr. Cannerts in danger; Teresa is faced with a difficult decision.


Zoo (CBS) 9 p.m. - "The Walls of Jericho"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Dead of Summer (Freeform) 9 p.m. - "Mix Tape"

Off-duty counselors Cricket and Jesse spend a night away in town with their crushes; Blair and Joel use movie night with the campers as an opportunity to make their own romantic gestures.



Wayward Pines (FOX) 9 p.m. - "Pass Judgment"

Theo and Hassler search for the escaped Abbie leader; Xander talks to Rebecca about her condition; Jason receives devastating news.


Mr. Robot (USA) 10 p.m. - ";"

Read more in our Highlights section above.



BattleBots (ABC) 8 p.m. - "Shake, Battle and Roll: The Round of 32, Part 2​"

The robots go head-to-head in hopes of making it to the next round.

Beauty and the Beast (CW) 9 p.m. - "Point of No Return"

Vincent and Cat must rethink how to take down the people hunting beasts; Cat hopes no one at work discovers her ulterior motives.



Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey (ABC) 8 p.m. 

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Killjoys (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Shaft"

A rescue mission goes sideways when the team encounters an unexpected enemy in an abandoned mine.


Dark Matter (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "I've Seen the Other Side of You"

A computer glitch makes the crew turn against one another.


Outcast (CW) 10 p.m. - "From The Shadows It Watches"

Rev. Anderson finds his powers severely tested; Patricia reaches out to Kyle; Sidney issues a warning.



Angel From Hell (CBS) 8 p.m. - "Funsgiving" and "The Flask"

When Allison reveals how stressful Thanksgiving has become after the death of her mother, Amy suggests a fun alternative with games and untraditional food.



Preacher (AMC) 9 p.m. - "El Valero"

Jesse protects his church in a vicious gun battle against Quincannon and the Meat Men; Tulip hopes to save a friend.


The Last Ship (TNT) 9 p.m. - "Dog Day"

Chandler prepares for the final part of his plan as his mission comes to a head; President Michener considers the fate of his presidency.


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