Weekly TV Guide: RECTIFY and HUMANS Finales, SHOW ME A HERO, and More

     August 10, 2015


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 this week’s weekly TV guide, starting with August 10th:

Monday 8/10

The Whispers, “Darkest Fears” (ABC, 10 p.m.) – ABC’s mildly entertaining supernatural drama continues on as plans to trap Drill puts the heroes of the show in a bit of a pickle, as any dip in its energy could lead to death for any number of people. That…sounds complicated.

I Am Chris Farley (Spike, 10 p.m.) – This documentary goes over the life and times of Chris Farley, the late, great comedian who created Matt Foley and embodied the Lunch Lady in Adam Sandler‘s classic “Lunch Lady Land.” Despite the sheer tonnage of humorous clips, don’t expect to leave this one with dry eyes or feeling particularly great about life.

Tuesday 8/11


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Tyrant, “Inside Men and Outside Women” (FX, 10 p.m.) – Molly (Jennifer Finnigan) finally finds out that Barry (Adam Rayner) is still alive and not-exactly well, while Jamal’s (Ashraf Barhom) paranoia over who to trust in his inner-circle leads him to put all his faith in Khalil. Meanwhile, Ahmed (Cameron Gharaee) makes plans to leave his homeland, which will almost certainly go off without one single hitch at all.

Wednesday 8/12

Key & Peele, “The Job Interview” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.) – The final season of Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key‘s wonderful, surpassingly hilarious sketch comedy program continues on with this dynamic duo taking on the world of employee-employer relations.

Mr. Robot, “eps1.7_wh1ter0se.m4v” (USA, 10 p.m.) – Sam Esmail’s stylish, intensely involving series, his follow-up to his promising debut film, Comet, continues to get more tense and addictive as Elliot (Rami Malek) prepares to finally meet with the Dark Army. Meanwhile, the nefarious Tyrell (Martin Wallstrom) puts his secretive, sprawling plan for domination into action, which will definitely not end with dead people or anything like that.

Thursday 8/13


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Review, “Falsely Accused, Sleep With Your Teacher, Little Person” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.) – Andrew Daly‘s oft-uproarious and strange comedy show doubles down on its second season, showcasing the downfall of Forrest MacNeil’s (Daly) personal life in the wake of his dedication to his profession as a critic of life experiences.


Maron, “Spiral” (IFC, 10 p.m.) – In the season 3 finale of this occasionally insightful comedy series, Mark is forced to take Oxycontin on the eve of his godsend, thanks to a sudden back trauma. If you can stand listening to Maron’s watered-down-Larry-David schtick, expect big laughs and uncomfortable, awkward scenarios.

Rectify, “The Source” (Sundance, 10 p.m.) – Rectify‘s superb third season comes to a close with Daniel (Aden Young) and his mother (J. Smith-Cameron) taking a road trip to Nashville, with a quick stop-over to check out the Georgia shoreline, while the murders of Hanna Deen and George Melon take unexpected turns. At six episodes, Rectify Season 3 looks to have more emotionally resonant moments and a more daring narrative arch than nearly every other series currently on television.

Saturday 8/15

Hell on Wheels, “Elixir of Life” (AMC, 9 p.m.) – The festival of Tin Hau Don brings a plague of violence and bloodshed in Chinatown, while Cullen (Anson Mount) and the Swede’s (Christopher Heyerdahl) tense relationship comes to a head.


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Hannibal, “…And the Beast From the Sea” (NBC, 10 p.m.) – We’re in the final stretch of NBC’s glorious and gory horror-drama, with the Red Dragon’s (Richard Armitage) next attack imminent and likely aimed at Will (Hugh Dancy) and those close to him. Meanwhile, the Red Dragon himself finds his feelings for his co-worker (Rutina Wesley) complicates his intended mission, just as Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) finds himself in a position for redemption. Expect plenty of reasonable behavior from all involved.

Sunday 8/16

HUMANS, Season 1 Finale (AMC, 9 p.m.) – In the season 1 finale of one of the year’s great debut science-fiction-tinged dramas, the Hawkins family must save the synths from the cruel grasp of Hobb (Danny Webb), who has cruel intentions for the captured androids.

Show Me a Hero, “Parts 1 & 2” (HBO, 8 p.m.) – David Simon‘s expectedly insightful, detailed, and brilliantly acted mini-series about the real-life fight over the erection of low-income housing projects in Yonkers begins its six-episode run with these hugely addictive opening salvos. Expect a slew of Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Oscar Isaac, Catherine Keener, Simon, and Paul Haggis, all of whom are doing some of the best work of their careers here.


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