The Collider Weekly TV Guide is a rundown of notable episodes, premieres, returns, finales, and opportunities to catch up on great shows (or cast an eye to the occasional TV train wreck). Get ready for some summer premieres, because they are (almost) all here; and check out the list for the week beginning Monday, June 1st:
The Whispers Series Premiere, “X Marks the Spot” (ABC, 10 p.m.) — The series, from producer Steven Spielberg and Under the Dome writer Soo Hugh, is based on a Ray Bradbury short story where children hear a mysterious voice that compels them to act violently against their parents as part of a game (and invasion conspiracy). Lily Rabe and Milo Ventimiglia star. Review.
UnReal Series Premiere, “Return” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) — Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer star in this drama that takes place behind the scenes of a dating competition show.
Texas Rising, “Blood for Blood” (History, 9 p.m.) — The latest installment of History’s throwback miniseries finds General Sam Houston’s (Bill Paxton) leadership being called into serious question as he leads his troops to fight Santa Anna’s (Olivier Martinez) army.
Stitchers Series Premiere, “A Stitch in Time” (ABC Family, 9 p.m.) — In what sounds quite a bit like iZombie’s procedural premise, Emma Ishta stars as a covert op recruited to help solve crimes by accessing the memories of the recently deceased. She just doesn’t have to eat them to get that info. I don’t think … (Review forthcoming).
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Season 6 Premiere (Crackle) — The sixth season of Jerry Seinfeld’s web series will feature Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Carrey, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, and more. You can watch a trailer (featuring a Seinfeld reunion!) here.
Hannibal Season 3 Premiere, “Antipasto” (NBC, 10 p.m.) — The third season finds Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) hiding out in Italy with Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) after the violent events of the Season 2 finale. But does Will (Hugh Dancy) know where to find him? Review.
Sense8 Series Premiere (Netflix, 12:01 a.m. PT) — The latest Wachowski project is a series that focuses on eight individuals around the world who become linked through their minds. Watch the first trailer and character reveals here. (Review forthcoming).
Power Season 2 Premiere, “Consequences” (Starz, 9 p.m.) — Ghost (Omari Hardwick) recovers after a botched attempt on his life, and prepares himself to become more involved in the drug trade. Meanwhile, Tommy (Joe Sikora) cools things down after he hears Angela (Lela Loren) is with the feds. (Review forthcoming)
Game of Thrones, “The Dance with Dragons” (HBO, 9 p.m.) — Jon (Kit Harington) returns to the Wall, but it may not lead to the safety he envisioned. Across the Narrow See, Arya (Maisie Williams) must contend with a face from her past, while Mace Tyrell (Roger Ashton-Griffiths) manages to make it to the Iron Bank. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) oversees a competition, with unpredicted results.
Mummies Alive Series Premiere, “The Gunslinger Mummy” (Smithsonian, 9 p.m.) — In a surprising bit of casting, Jason Priestly will be traveling the globe to reveal the stories of the world’s most enigmatic mummies. The new series will span six episodes, and will include a look at Otzi the Iceman, Ireland’s bog corpses, and Seattle’s “Gunslinger Mummy,” among others.
Serial Thriller Series Premiere, “Angel of Decay, Part 1” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.) — ID’s first scripted series follows the theme of the rest of its content: true crime. The story of a true serial killer in the Pacific Northwest is given the narrative treatment here, and the series will air over three consecutive nights.
Veep, “Testimony” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.) — An already good season keeps getting exponentially better, as the secrecy (and fraud and conspiracy) behind the data breach as well as the Families First vote is investigated, with Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and her staff being called to testify.