This week, we bid a fond farewell to Stargate Universe and Breaking Bad and welcome back the vamping wampyrs of True Blood. Also, new Doctor Who and Ashes to Ashes, and the debuts of Neighbors from Hell and Persons Unknown.
Neighbors from Hell — a new animated series about a demonic family adjusting to earthbound life — debuts tonight at 10 PM on TBS. On "Snorfindesdrillsalgoho," the Hellman family come to Earth to save the underworld from us annoying humans.
On the opening episode of NBC's new mystery drama Persons Unknown (10 PM, "Pilot"), a group of strangers wake up in a strange town under the watch of a mysterious electric eye. This show hasn't been marketed whatsoever, which bodes somewhat badly for its watchability prospects.
On Paranatural (9 PM, National Geographic, "Blood Rain and Star Jelly"), meteorite investigators investigate the myths behind falling stars. Here's the synopsis:
Every year, planet earth is bombarded with tons of material from outer space. This amazing fact is most evident during spectacular displays of "falling stars," but most of the time it goes unnoticed. However, there have been accounts throughout history of strange discoveries after meteor showers. Some report a blood red rain; others have discovered blobs of an unknown gelatinous substance where the meteors supposedly fell. Stories and superstition have grown around these mysterious events. Today, scientists investigate the mystery using the latest tools and knowledge, and what theyre discovering might prove some of the superstitions to be true.
There's a marathon of David Tennant-era Doctor Who on BBCA from 11 AM to 6 PM.
On Ashes to Ashes (10 PM, BBCA), Alex meets Molly's father, Peter in the past.
On Animal Planet, there's an airing of The Man Who Injects Venom at 8 PM. Steve Ludwin injects himself with venom to develop an immunity to snakes. Bully on you, Steve Ludwin.
At 8:15 PM, Cinemax is airing Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. I'll pay you 500 Bison dollars if you can sit through this.
Late Night: Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston is on Jimmy Kimmel (Midnight, ABC).
A new episode of Mythbusters is on Discovery at 9 PM. On "Flu Fiction," the team investigates the medical realm.
Starting at 9 PM, Comedy Central is airing the second Futurama full-length film, "The Beast With A Billion Backs." David Cross voices Yivo, the titular pervy alternate universe god-being.
On the season premiere of Penn & Teller: Bullshit (10 PM, Showtime, "Cheerleaders"), P&T take their libertarian-skeptic roadshow to the airwaves once again.
Reign of Fire is on Starz at 11:30 PM.
Syfy is running a Stargate Universe marathon today from 8 AM to 9 PM leading up to the second half of the season finale tonight at 9 PM, "Incursion."
On a new Doctor Who (BBCA, 9 PM, "The Hungry Earth"), scientists discover a deadly mystery underground.
Timecop is on Encore at 11:45 PM. It's worth staying up for some heavy duty Van Damme-age.
HBO is airing a doubleheader of comic book movies tonight with X-Men Origins: Wolverine at 8 PM and Watchmen at 11 PM. Hey, it's 2009 all over again!
On the season premiere of True Blood (9 PM, HBO, "Pack of Wolves"), Sookie must find Bill after he disappeared mid-proposal after last year's season finale. Her only option? Sexy, pallid Eric. Meanwhile, Tara mourns poor, cracked Eggs and Jason Stackhouse inevitably says hilarious shit. We missed you, Troobs.
On the season finale of Breaking Bad (10 PM, AMC. "Full Measure"), Jesse's gone into hiding, and it's Walt's job to bargain with Gus for Jesse's safety.