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). This week is a little less hectic than last (finally). Still, let’s skip right on over to Tuesday:
Another Period Series Premiere, “Pilot” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.) — Basically The Real Housewives of Downton Abbey, this new series follows the trials and tribulations of an aristocratic family in Newport, R.I., in the early 20th century. Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Christina Hendricks and Brett Gelman star. Review forthcoming.
Mr Robot Series Premiere, “eps1.0_hellofriend.mov” (USA, 10:01 p.m.) — This psychological thriller series about computer hackers kicks off with a vigilante (Rami Malek) at odds with an anarchist underground hacker (Christian Slater) in order to breach an evil corporation’s data … one he also is paid to protect. Review forthcoming.
Deutschland 83, “Brave Guy” (SundanceTV, 11 p.m.) — In the second episode of this excellent German-language series, Martin (Jonas Nay) is sent to break into the hotel room of a NATO official in order to steal a top-secret report, while also staying in front of a mistake he made being caught calling East Germany.
First Peoples Series Premiere, “Americas, Africa” (PBS, 9 p.m.) — This five-part miniseries about the earliest Homo sapiens and how they became a dominant species starts off with the detailing of early evolution, and how it may have happened in several locations simultaneously.
Hannibal, “Aperitivo” (NBC, 10 p.m.) — Jack (Lawrence Fishburne) cautions Will (Hugh Dancy) about his plans to find Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen). The far less scrupulous (and now disfigured) Dr. Chilton (Raúl Esparza) decides to use Will as bait.
Under the Dome Season 3 Premiere, “Move On; But I’m Not” (CBS, 9 p.m.) — The Dome’s agenda is revealed, but why the show is still on the air remains a mystery. The new season also features residents now inside and outside the Dome, after an evacuation through underground tunnels.
Killjoys, “The Sugar Point Run” (Syfy, 9 p.m.) — The Killjoys are stranded in a restricted and derelict city full of gangs and scavengers, which culminates in a deadly exchange with a vengeful warlord.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, “The Education of a Magician” (BBC America, 10 p.m.) — Mr. Norrell (Eddie Marsan) tries to protect his secrets as Jonathan (Bertie Carvel) goes about the dangerous business of using magic in warfare.
Poldark, “Episode 2” (PBS, 9 p.m.) — Poldark (Aidan Turner), still trying to live off of the ruined land his father left him, hopes to re-open the family mine, but needs financial backing first. Meanwhile, Verity (Ruby Bentall) attracts the eye of a sea captain at a dance, but their courtship soon takes a dark turn.
Humans Series Premiere, “Episode 1” (AMC, 9 p.m.) — This 8-episode British co-production explores the emotional lines blurring humans and machines. In the premiere, the Hawkins, a troubled London family, buys a “Synth” named Anita, but almost immediately they realize something about her is not quite right. Review forthcoming.
Penny Dreadful, “And Hell Itself My Only Foe” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) — In Season 2’s penultimate episode, Vanessa (Eva Green) tries to save Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) by going to battle alone against Evelyn (Helen McCrory).
Ballers, “Raise Up” (HBO, 10 p.m) — Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) clashes with the best friend of a player he’s hoping to financially advise; Charles (Omar Benson Miller) starts to think he’s retired too early; Ricky (John David Washington) undergoes some hazing with his new team.