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). Check out our picks for the week of June 29th:
UnReal, “Truth” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) — The very bingeable series starring Shiri Appleby heads to Mississippi in its latest episode for Faith’s (Breeda Wool) hometown date with Adam (Freddie Stroma). There, Rachel (Appleby) once again must call upon Adam to make the right choice instead of what he’s being set up for by Quinn (Constance Zimmer) to ensure good ratings for the show.
Scream Series Premiere, “Pilot” (MTV, 10 p.m.) — What’s old is new again; a TV series based on the 1996 movie kicks off with the murder of a high school student in a small town. The series stars Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Carlson Young and John Karna. Review forthcoming.
Zoo Series Premiere, “First Blood” (CBS, 9 p.m.) — James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, and Billy Burke star in this series based on James Patterson’s novel about animals coordinating attacks on humans. Just one more reason to fear your cat’s potential machinations of destruction …
Mr. Robot, “eps.1.1_ones-and-zer0es.mpeg” (USA, 10:01 p.m.) — The second episode of USA’s excellent new series focuses on Elliot (Rami Malek) being torn between a lucrative job offered by an evil corporation, and joining the fsociety hacker group that wants to bring it down.
Deutschland 83, “Atlantic Lion” (SundanceTV, 11 p.m) — Martin (Jonas Nay) is relocated to Brussels, where he is assigned to seduce a NATO officer’s secretary and plant a bug in her office. In East Berlin, Martin’s mother is in need of a transplant, and learns a secret about his fiancee.
Hannibal, “Contorno” (NBC, 10 p.m.) — Jack Crawford (Lawrence Fishbone) searches for Hannibal’s (Mads Mikkelsen) location, as Will (Hugh Dancy) and Chiyoh (Tao Okamoto) begin to close in on Florence. Back in the states, Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) continues to scheme with Mason Verger (Joe Anderson).
Rectify Season 1 and Season 2 Marathon (SundanceTV, 2 p.m.) — There are going to be a lot of marathons over the July 4th weekend, but this one is a must-see (or a must-DVR) before Season 3 begins. The exceptional series will be aired in full (16 episodes), and this is a great opportunity to catch up or return to Ray McKinnon’s hauntingly beautiful world.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, “All the Mirrors of the World” (BBC America 10 p.m.) — The two magicians (Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan), now back from war, attempt to cure England’s mad King George III, but the duo begin to clash over methods and secrets. Meanwhile, the Gentleman (Marc Warren) hatches a plan to capture Arabella (Charlotte Riley) and destroy Strange.
Poldark, “Episode 3” (PBS, 9 p.m.) — Ross (Aidan Turner) opens the mine and spars with the local gentry. Meanwhile, rumors circulate that Ross and Demelza’s (Eleanor Tomlinson) relationship has turned romantic, and her father demands she return home. Elizabeth (Heida Reed) gives birth, and her marriage falls into further disrepair.
Penny Dreadful Season 2 Finale, “And They Were Enemies” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) — Showtime will air a Season 2 marathon leading up to the finale, where Vanessa (Eva Green) returns to London to save Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) from the the clutches of the witches.
True Detective, “Maybe Tomorrow” (HBO, 9 p.m.) — Ani (Rachel McAdams) pulls Ray (Colin Farrell) back in to her command after he goes rogue on the case, though he manages to find new evidence that changes the course of the investigation. Meanwhile, Frank (Vince Vaughn) is losing his power among the criminal organizations.