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What You Should Watch On TV This Week - 9/11 - 9/17

The Orville (2017) - Captain Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane), Commander Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki)

Here are the best sci-fi shows and movies on TV this week. Gotham returns for season four this week. Batman returns in the third Christopher Nolan film. Cassini dies in the Nova retrospective.

Check your local TV listings for times and dates.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Scorpion "Maroon 8" on CBS

Season 3 Episode 24
Synopsis: The team's plane crash lands on a remote desert island while en route to Toby and Happy's honeymoon, leaving them all with little hope for rescue.

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) on Pop at 8pm

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) - Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana
Synopsis: "A librarian tries to create a stable family and home life for himself and the love of his life. However, the man has a rare condition that causes him to travel through time whenever he is under stress, and he is often gone for long periods of time."
Starring Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Michelle Nolden. Directed by Robert Schwentke.

Weird Science (1985) on CMT at 8p

Synopsis: "Two high school computer hackers set out to create the woman of their dreams, and succeed.
Starring Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, Ilan Mitchell-Smith. Directed by John Hughes.

X-Men: First Class (2011) on FXM at 7:45p

Synopsis: "The United States government asks the Mutants to help stop an evil dictator who is planning to start World War III.
Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Lake Placid 2 (2007) on SyFy at 5p, 11p

Synopsis: "Three merciless crocodiles, two males with an insatiable appetite and an over-protective mother, abruptly attack the serene waterside community of Lake Placid. A sheriff and wildlife team attempt to re-establish the calm of the lake."
Starring Cloris Leachman, Sam McMurray, Sarah Lafleur. Directed by David Flores.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Somewhere Between "Ghost (NEW)" on ABC

Somewhere Between (2017) - Paula Patton, Devon Sawa
Season 1 Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: "Tom comes to Laura with his own plan to save Serena, but a double cross turns deadly, and the identity of the real killer is exposed. Meanwhile, with Danny's execution just hours away, Nico and Laura have to race to try to save him and Serena."

Face Off: Game Face "Stone Cold Superheroes (NEW)" on SyFy

Season 1 Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: "The artists must create beautiful plant-human hybrids, superheroes inspired by Marvel's Infinity Stones, and Bogeymen based on their own childhood fears.""

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) on FX at 2p

Synopsis: "The prequel to the Hollywood classic, Planet of the Apes, begins in San Francisco when man's attempts to push the boundaries of science results in the rise of genetically modified apes who threaten to take over the world."
Starring James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto. Directed by Rupert Wyatt.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Salvation "The Wormwood Prophecy (NEW)" on CBS

Season 1 Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: "Darius, Grace, and Harris join forces to prove the president was murdered."

The Lowe Files "Mind Games (NEW)" on A&E

Season 1  Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: "The guys visit Santa Barbara, California to master the top secret art of Remote Viewing, described as the ability to see one another despite being miles apart."

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Zoo "West Side Story (NEW)" on CBS

Season 3 Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: "The team's plane suffers a catastrophic accident in the hybrid zone, so Dariela and Tessa set out on a rescue mission to save those aboard."

Gotham "Pax Penguina" on FOX

Season 4 Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: "In the Season 4 premiere, Gordon fears Jonathan Crane is still alive and back in Gotham when the Scarecrow's signature MO is used in a series of robberies. Meanwhile, Penguin's "licensing" of crime in the city backfires during the grand opening of his new Iceberg Lounge; and, in the aftermath of his encounter with Ra's Al Ghul, Bruce begins his vigilante watch.""

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) on SPIKE at 8p

Synopsis: "Batman makes his return to Gotham when Bane, a new underground terrorist, threatens to take over the city."
Starring Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Tom Hardy. Directed by Christopher Nolan.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Nova "Death Dive to Saturn" (NEW) on PBS

Season 44 Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: "The final hours of the Cassini space probe as it dives into Saturn's atmosphere""

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Last Ship "Tempest (New)" on TNT

Season 4 Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: "With an enormous storm on the horizon, Nathan James must navigate an equally terrifying threat in order to make it to safety."

The Orville "Command Performance (New)" on FOX

Season 1 Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: "When Ed and Kelly are tricked by a hologram of a ship in distress and find themselves prisoners in a replica of their former home, Alara must step up in her first command of the Orville and attempt a heroic rescue. Meanwhile, Bortus and Klyden receive some happy, yet unexpected news."

Streaming This Week

The Forgotten (2004) on Netflix starting Monday, September 11, 2017

Synopsis: "Nine-year-old Sam Paretta is dead, killed in a plane crash. Even though it's been fourteen months since the accident, his mother Telly (Julianne Moore, "Far From Heaven"), still grieves over the loss. But suddenly, her husband (Anthony Edwards, "ER") swears they never had a child and her psychiatrist (Gary Sinise, "C.S.I.: NY") insists she's delusional. But worst of all, there is absolutely no evidence to prove Sam ever existed. Haunted by the memories of her son, Telly's search for the truth propels her into a dark mind-shattering conspiracy of unearthly terror."

Robo-Dog: Airborne (2017) on Hulu starting Monday, September 11, 2017

Synopsis: "When a cool, cuddly, robotic dog runs off and has his memory chip erased, a clever boy and genius creator-dad must track down the perfect pooch and bring him home.
Starring:Jonathan Silverman, Patrick Muldoon, Michael Campion

What are you watching this week?

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  1. Provided I remember it's on I'll probably watch The Orville.

  2. Definitely watching Game Face. Great replacement until Face Off comes back on.
    Will also watch The Orville. First one was decent.
    And of course, there will be some football in there...

    1. Yes, I've heard there are some football games coming this week. ;)

  3. Obviously I don't watch much TV. Only a couple of those sound familiar. LOL


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