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 Monday, July 20th:
Life on the Reef (PBS, 8 p.m.) — Because sometimes you just need to escape by looking at beautiful things. PBS’s new special focuses on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and includes humpback whales giving birth, 20,000 green sea turtles returning to breed, and — somewhat oddly — fire destroying a luxury yacht. Anarchy on the reef!
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (Syfy, 9 p.m.) — The title says it all, but Syfy continues to capitalize on its improbably popular franchise with a third installment. This time, the East Coast comes under attack when shark storms hit from Orlando to D.C.
Mr Robot “eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv” (USA, 10:01 p.m.) — Are you watching Mr. Robot? You should be. USA’s fantastic new series follows up last week’s Lynchian reverie with some explosive twists, including Fsociety’s attempts to hack Steel Mountain’s secure data facility.
Deutschland 83, “Brandy Station” (Sundance, 11 p.m.) — Martin recovers from his surgery and considers staying in East Germany; meanwhile, General Jackson is taken hostage by Alex Edel, who forces him to film a denouncement of American military plans.
Rectify, “Sown With Salt” (Sundance, 10 p.m.) — Daniel finds that his plea deal comes with unpleasant restrictions. Elsewhere, Daggett continues to investigate George’s death, and Amantha moves forward with her Thrifty Town career.
Hannibal, “The Great Red Dragon” (NBC, 10 p.m.) — Here we go, y’all. Here. We. Go. Hannibal continues on its new night and time, and finds Hannibal Lecter having been imprisoned for three years while a new villain emerges. Jack reaches out to Will to help him track down this new brutal killer.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell” (BBC America, 10 p.m.) — The miniseries concludes with an England in chaos after the return of magic. Strange returns to try and claim Norrell and save Arabella, and reverse the dark prophesy of the Raven King.
Welcome to Sweden, “Scrapbook/Skidresa” and “Parental Guidance/Svartsjuk” (NBC, 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m.) — Greg Poehler’s (yes, brother of Amy) charming and underrated international comedy returns with Bruce (Poehler) facing more family perils. In these two episodes, Bruce accompanies Emma’s family on their annual ski trip, the family plans Bruce and Emma’s nuptials, and Berger and Viveka try and sell their summer home.
Poldark, “Episode 6” (PBS, 9 p.m.) — Poldark continues to fix the family’s problems by going after a cardsharp who swindled his cousin Francis. Meanwhile, the local copper barons are distressed over new competition from a mysterious smelting company.
Humans, “Episode 5” (AMC, 9 p.m.) — Leo sends Niska to George’s house since Karen is on her tail, and a friendship blossoms. Back at the Hawkins family home, Joe’s secret threatens to destroy his family.
Ballers, “Everything Is Everything” (HBO, 10:01 p.m.) — Charles decides to try his hand at being selfish, while Joe negotiates with Maximo. Ricky’s off-the-field activities that have jeopardized his place on the team hit the press, and he’s forced to open up. Finally, Spencer will face his fears after he is confronted by Tracy.
The Strain, “Fort Defiance” (FX, 10 p.m.) — Gus and Vaun team up to attack Palmer; Councilwoman Faraldo takes her successful strigoi elimination practices to other boroughs; Ephraim can’t connect with his son Zack (or anyone else).
Rick and Morty Season 2 Premiere, “A Rickle in Time” (Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.) — Adult Swim’s series returns with Rick, Morty, and Summer in an uncertain state of existence after restarting times. Two alternate timelines then must then be stitched together to escape quantum collapse.