With so many of our favorite series hitting their season finales and the summer doldrums impending, all we can do, other than check out the few glimmers of goodness from SCIFI Channel this summer, is look ahead to the return of old favorites like Heroes and Prison Break this fall and the launch of some new series.
Some series on ABC to pay attention to are The Goode Family, an animated series from Mike Judge and the Life on Mars redo, On Fox, there’s the new animated series from Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz titled Sit Down, Shut Up, the Family Guy spinoff The Cleveland Show, and Dollhouse the new series from Firefly creator Joss Whedon. There are other new series on the way for the fall season but these are important because there are video previews of them on the web now. Click the link below and get ready for a bit of a wait but when it finally loads you’ll get previews of these shows and some other less interesting ones including what sounds like a terrible lineup from The CW.
Due to a two hour season finally of Grey’s Anatomy, there’s no Lost this week. There’s also no BSG, Doctor Who, or Sarah Jane Adventures this week. If you watch some of the procedurals such as NCIS or Criminal Mind,s there are season finale’s this week. Overall, there’s not much excitement for the genre fan. Things are so bleak this week that we may even cover the SCIFI Channel movie premiere this weekend! At least Lost will be back next week!
BONES (FOX, 8PM EST) THE PAIN IN THE HEART
In the third-season finale, the arrival of a human jawbone at the Jeffersonian looks like the work of the Gormogon, while the disappearance of the silver skeleton from the lab suggests one of their own may be working as the serial killer's apprentice.
CSI MIAMI (CBS, 10PM EST) GOING BALLISTIC
In the sixth-season finale, Horatio puts his life in jeopardy to save his team from being taken down.
NCIS (CBS, 8PM EST) JUDGEMENT DAY
In Part 1 of the two-part fifth-season finale, the agents are all at risk as they search for a killer who took the life of one of their own. Sasha Gordon: Betsy Rue. Viggo Drantyev: Oleg Taktarov. George: Terrence Hardy. Frankie: Wyatt Smith.
CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS, 9PM EST) LO-FI
In the third-season finale, a series of murders with no apparent pattern to tie the crimes together sends the team to New York City to determine if it's the work of a serial killer or a team of killers. Det. William LaMontagne Jr.: Josh Stewart. Kate Joyner: Sienna Guillory. Det. Brustin: Jack McGee. Det. Cooper: Erik Palladino. Lisa Bartleby: Moe Daniels.
JURASSIC PARK (AMC, 7PM EST)
This film actually belongs on this network. It’s a modern classic! If you haven’t seen it, watch it. Basically, you have a bunch of people caught on an island dinosaur amusement park gone awry.
SOLAR ATTACK (SCIFI, 8PM EST)
Scientists try to stem the devastation of an impending solar attack on Earth. This is what we’re treated to instead of BSG?
RUSSELL MULCAHY’S TALE OF THE MUMMY (SCIFI, 7PM EST)
A mummy awakens in London and embarks on a murder spree across the city. Not much of an original plot here. Hey Christopher Lee is in it!
RITUAL (SCIFI, 9PM EST)
A doctor suspects that supernatural elements may be the cause of a series of deaths in Jamaica. This one might be worth a look...