Week in TV 6/26: GoT, Sharks, KillJoys & Dark Matter… Oh My

By: Alyssa and DRWHO42

While the Olympic tryouts & Discovery’s Shark Week absorb the majority of TV programming this week, last week’s Game of Thrones was epic and satisfying on many levels which has us waiting, not so patiently, for the super-sized 69 minute season finale Sunday night. SyFy has a couple of gems returning at the end of the week – Dark Matter & Killjoys.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Pre-Olympic programming
On-going: GoT, Outcast, & Preacher
Binge: Orange is the New Black & Voltron

Alyssa’s picks:
New/Returning: Dark Matter & Killjoys
Ongoing: Preacher, GoT, 12 Monkeys, BrainDead, Cleaverman & Turn
Binge: Gotham

Notable shows are highlighted in red. 

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Sunday – June 26, 2016
7:00 Pm

  • NBC    NBC Sports Special: US Olympic Trials: Diving [1-hour Special Presentation]

8:00 PM

  • DISCOVERY    Shark Week: Tiger Beach [1-hour Special Presentation]
  • NBC    US Olympic Trials: Swimming [1-hour Special Presentation]

8:01 PM

  • CBS    Big Brother: Episode 1803 (#1803) [Time Slot Premiere]

9:00 PM

  • ABC    The $100,000 Pyramid: Sherri Shepherd Vs Anthony Anderson And Rosie O’donnell Vs Kathy Najimy (#101)[Series Premiere]
  • DISCOVERY    Shark Week: Return Of The Monster Mako [1-hour Special Presentation]
  • HBO    Game Of Thrones: The Winds Of Winter (#60/610) [6th Season Finale]
  • NBC    U.S. Gymnastics Championships – Women’s [2-hour Special Presentation]

10:00 PM

  • DISCOVERY    Shark Week: Isle Of Jaws [1-hour Special Presentation]
  • ABC    Match Game: Episode 101 (#101) [Series Premiere]
  • USA    Motive: A Problem Like Maria (#313) [3rd Season Finale]
  • TNT    Murder In The First: Normandy Bitch (#301) [3rd Season Premiere]
  • SHOWTIME    Roadies: Life Is A Carnival (#101) [Series Premiere]

    Created by Oscar(R)-winning writer-director Cameron Crowe, and executive produced by Crowe, Winnie Holzman and J.J. Abrams, ROADIES is an insider’s look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of “roadies” who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way. The series chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes and puts the spotlight on the backstage workers who put the show on the road while touring the United States for the successful arena-level group, The Staton-House Band. Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Old School, Enlightened) stars as the band’s tour manager opposite Screen Actors Guild(R) Award nominee Carla Gugino (San Andreas, The Brink, The Space Between Us) as the production manager. Their unique personal and professional relationship is forever crashing and colliding as they guide the daily events of the band and crew of roadies. Imogen Poots (The Look of Love), Rafe Spall (One Day), Academy Award(R) nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles), Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly (Beyond the Lights) and Ron White (Blue Collar Comedy Tour) star in the ensemble cast. Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights), Jacqueline Byers (The Strain), Finesse Mitchell (Saturday Night Live), Branscombe Richmond (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Tanc Sade (Matador, Gilmore Girls) guest star. Read more @ FutonCritic

  • HBO    Silicon Valley: The Uptick (#28/310) [3rd Season Finale]

10:30 PM

  • HBO    Veep: Inauguration (#48/510) [5th Season Finale]

11:00 PM

  • DISCOVERY    Shark After Dark: Night 1 (#401-30) [4th Season Premiere]

11:59 PM

  • ADULT SWIM    Mr. Pickles: Season 2 Finale (#210) [2nd Season Finale]

Monday – June 27, 2016
8:00 PM

  • Shark Week: Shallow Water Invasion [1-hour Special Presentation]
  • NBC Sports Special: US Olympic Trials: Swimming [1-hour Special Presentation]

9:00 PM

  • NBC American Ninja Warrior: Philadelphia Qualifier (#805) New Episode – Special Time]
  • HISTORY Barbarians Rising: Ruin (#107/108) [1st Season Finale]
  • Shark Week: Jaws Of The Deep [1-hour Special Presentation]

10:00 PM

  • DISCOVERY Shark Week: Sharks Among Us [1-hour Special Presentation]
  • AMC Turn: Trial And Execution (#310) [3rd Season Finale]

Tuesday – June 28, 2016
8:00 Pm

  • NBC    US Olympic Trials: Swimming [1-hour Special Presentation]

9:00 PM

  • NBC    America’s Got Talent: Auditions (#1105) [new Episode – Special Time]
  • DISCOVERY    Special: Shark Week: Wrath Of A Great White Serial Killer [1-hour Special Presentation]
  • NGC    No Man Left Behind: The Real Black Hawk Down (#101) [Series Premiere]
  • HISTORY    Top Gear: Cuba (#610) [6th Season Finale]
  • CBS    Zoo: The Day Of The Beast / Caraquet (#zoo201/202) [2-hour 2nd Season Premiere]

10:00 PM

  • DISCOVERY    Shark Week: Air Jaws: Night Stalker [1-hour Special Presentation]

Wednesday – June 29, 2016
8:00 PM

  • NBC    US Olympic Trials: Swimming [1-hour Special Presentation]

9:00 PM

  • DISCOVERY    Shark Week: Deadliest Shark  [1-hour Special Presentation]
  • NBC   The Night Shift: Get Busy Livin’ / Hot In The City (#305/306) [Back-to-back new episodes – Special Time]

10:00 PM

  • DISCOVERY    Shark Week: Sharks Vs. Dolphins: Face Off [1-hour Special Presentation]

Thursday – June 30, 2016
6:00 PM

  • CARTOON    Cartoon Network Special: The Teen Titans Go! And Powerpuff Girls Completely Organic Crossover Special [Special Presentation]

8:00 PM

  • NBC    US Olympic Trials: Swimming [1-hour Special Presentation]

9:00 PM

  • DISCOVERY    Shark Week: Nuclear Sharks [1-hour Special Presentation]

10:00 PM

  • DISCOVERY    Shark Week: Jungle Shark [1-hour Special Presentation]
  • FX    Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll: All That Glitters Is Gold (#201) 2nd Season Premiere]

11:00 PM

  • DISCOVERY    Shark After Dark: Night 5 (#405-30) [4th Season Finale]

Friday – July 01, 2016
3:01 AM

  • NETFLIX    Marcella: Complete First Season (#101-108) [Series Premiere]

Set in contemporary London and starring Anna Friel, Marcella – from internationally renowned screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge) – centers on the psychological struggles of a metropolitan police officer at a crisis point in her personal life, driven by rejection and intuition. Returning to the met’s murder squad after a 12-year career break, Marcella is a detective in her late 30’s who gave up her fast-tracked role to marry and devote her life to starting a family. With the abrupt end to her marriage to the love of her life and isolated from her children at boarding school, marcella returns to work – her sense of self shattered. She is immediately assigned to one of her old cases that she first worked on in 2003. A spate of recent killings has occurred, all carrying the same hallmarks as those unsolved murders committed over a decade ago. Has the killer re-appeared or is this a copycat murderer? How will Marcella cope with returning to duty when her own temperament is so fragile and vulnerable? Will throwing herself into her work provide the answers she’s seeking or lead her dangerously into territory she must avoid at all costs? Marcella also stars downton abbey’s laura carmichael, nicholas pinnock (fortitude, captain america), ian puleston-davies (Coronation Street, Being Human), nina sosanya (w1a, last tango in halifax), ray panthaki (The Wrong Mans, Convenience), Jamie Bamber (Law & Order: UK, Battlestar Galactica), Sinead Cusack (Jekyll & Hyde, Eastern Promises), Patrick Baladi (The Office, Mistresses), and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones, The Theory of Everything). Marcella is executive produced by Hans Rosenfeldt, Nicola Larder, and Tony Wood at Buccaneer Media. Directors are Charles Martin (New Worlds, Skins, The Returned), Jonathan Teplitzky (Broadchurch, The Railway Man) and Henrik Georgsson (The Bridge). Andrew Woodhead is the producer (Fortitude, Spooks, Law & Order: UK). Read more @ FutonCritic

  • NETFLIX    Marco Polo: Complete Second Season (#201-210) [2nd Season Premiere]

8:00 PM

  • NBC    US Olympic Trials: Swimming [1-hour Special Presentation]

9:00 PM

  • DISCOVERY    Shark Week: Shark Bait  [1-hour Special Presentation]
  • PBS    The Great British Baking Show (#301) [3rd Season Premiere]
  • SYFY    Killjoys: Dutch And The Real Girl (#201) [2nd Season Premiere]
  • NBC    US Olympic Trials: Track & Field [1-hour Special Presentation]

10:00 PM

  • SYFY    Dark Matter: Welcome To Your New Home (#201) [2nd Season Premiere]
  • DISCOVERY    Shark Week: Blue Serengeti [1-hour Special Presentation]

11:00 PM

  • HBO    Vice: Episode 54 (#54/418) [4th Season Finale]

Saturday – July 02, 2016
8:00 PM

  • CBS    Angel From Hell: Angel Probation (#afh106) [Returns from hiatus – New Time Slot]

9:00 PM

  • DISCOVERY    Shark Week: Sharksanity [1-hour Special Presentation]


Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 & was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently she has branched out to comic art and books. She goes to as many con's as she can & enjoys the long form story telling of TV and dark chocolate and wine, can't forget wine, oh, but then there's dark beer. Let's just go all in & say she's a foodie, and can always be enticed with new & fun foods.