This Week's TV: True Blood is back. Plus who wanted a Pac-Man cartoon?

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Betty White is playing God, the actual supreme being, on TV this week. Plus our favorite supernatural drama, Zero Hour, is back! So is True Blood! And most of all, we're wondering who on Earth thought a cartoon based on the Pac-Man video game was a good plan.

Top image: True Blood.


Adventure Time (7:30 PM, Cartoon Network):

Finally, some follow-up about Jake's babies, or one of them in particular. Here's what's up: "'One Last Job' — Jake Jr. gets mixed up with some bad eggs and Jake has to reunite with his old gang for one last job to save him." WE'RE MEETING JAKE'S OLD GANG. OMG. That's followed by a brand new Regular Show.

Defiance (9 PM, Syfy):

Check out the first four minutes of the episode above. We're in the home stretch of this show's first season. Can it end strong? In any case, this week's episode, "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times," sounds bracingly wacky: "Nolan and Tommy encounter an American astronaut who has been in hypersleep for several decades."

Warehouse 13 (10 PM, Syfy):

And then meanwhile, this just sounds kind of wacky, period: "Pete, Myka and Steve team up with a U.S. Marshal to recapture two inmates who escaped from a prison in Arkansas during a volcanic event." Check out a sneak peek above!


Teen Wolf (10 PM, MTV):

This episode is called "Chaos Rising," which brings up probably invidious comparisons to Patrick Ness' book series. Here's what's up: "Allison and Lydia stumble upon a possible clue to finding Boyd and Erica while a childhood friend of Stiles goes missing."

Also on TV tonight: A new Scaredy Squirrel on Cartoon Network at 1:30 PM, and then a new Rocket Monkeys on Nickelodeon at 2 PM. And at 5 PM, the debut of a brand new show on Cartoon Network, Grojband — which sounds sort of like a kiddie version of Metalocalypse, and which airs new episodes Monday through Friday at 5 PM.


Johnny Test/Teen Titans (7:00 PM, Cartoon Network):

Above are some brand new clips from these episodes, in which you can expect to see the following: "When Johnny 'borrows' the girls' Vocal Intonator Replicator, he turns Mary and Susan against each other. Now Johnny must set things straight before he gets stretched, burned, and tested to death!" And then: "Beast Boy turns into a loud, obnoxious gorilla and refuses to change back, driving Robin crazy as he takes over the leadership of the Titans, leading to chaos."


Also on TV tonight: More Scaredy Squirrel and Rocket Monkeys. Plus another episode of Bang Goes The Theory on BBC America at 9 PM.


Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (10 PM, Science):

Another crazy huge question: "Can We Survive the Death of the Sun?": "Looking at the technology to move to another planet, a new "Earth" - or perhaps Mars - in order to survive the death of our central star, The Sun."


Also on TV tonight: Even more Scaredy Squirrel and Rocket Monkeys. There's a new Mythbusters on Discovery at 9 PM, followed by a new Big Brain Theory.


Save Me (8:30 PM, NBC):

That didn't take long. We're already at the season finale of this show about God talking to Anne Heche — it looks like they only aired six or seven of the 13 episodes they filmed for the first season. And this time around, we actually meet God. And she's... Betty White? Okay, even though Betty White has been everywhere lately, that's still pretty awesome. Here's the goods:

BETH TRIES TO RALLY EVERYONE TO SAVE A HOSPITAL BUT ENDS UP ALIENATING ALL HER FRIENDS WITH HER 'HOLIER THAN THOU' ATTITUDE - When Beth (Anne Heche) learns that the hospital where Emily (Madison Davenport) was born is being shut down, she decides she must try to raise funds to save it. Unfortunately for her, her friends are busy, distracted or not at all interested. Beth's overzealousness soon becomes a big problem, but when she receives a divine visit from the Almighty herself, she realizes that she really can make a difference without making everyone do things her way.


Also on TV tonight: There are more helpings of Squirrel and Monkeys. Cartoon Network has a new Annoying Orange at 7:30 PM. At 8 PM, there's a new The Hero on TNT. There's the 100th episode of Burn Notice on USA at 9 PM.


Mystery Bear of the Arctic (9 PM, National Geographic):

Sadly, the "mystery bear" is already dead. But we can still learn a lot about it: " In April 2006, an American sports hunter shot and killed a mysterious bear in the arctic which unleashes a scientific investigation and a criminal inquiry into the exact nature of its identity."


Continuum (10 PM, Syfy):

I keep hearing good things about this show's second season, but I'm trying not to get ahead of the airings on Syfy. In any case, this time around Kiera is finally teaming up with Carlos properly again: "Liber8's hijacking of a prison transfer makes for a bumpy reunion between Kiera and Carlos; at the same time, Kellog approaches Alec with a tempting partnership proposition."


Also on TV tonight: Yet again, more Squirrel and Monkeys. A new Phineas & Ferb on Disney at 9 PM.


Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (11:30 AM, Disney XD):

Did you know this was happening? And yes, it's a Pac-Man TV show. What makes them think kids know who Pac-Man is?

Thanks to the school bully, Pac-Man accidentally opens the portal to the Netherworld, unleashing an army of ghosts, led by the fiery Lord Betrayus! Lucky for Pac-World, the power-berries from the ancient Tree Of Life gives young Pac the ability to eat the ghosts... and burp out their eyeballs!


I do love the idea that Pac-Man worries about being bullied. Presumably by other Pac-people? Also, note that we're meeting the President of Pac-World.

SheZow! (12:30 PM, Hub):

If you were worried that the "failing to get a manicure is SheZow's downfall" storyline that we teased a while back would be awful, now you can see for yourself! "Glamageddon; SheZap" – After a reunion with his former sidekick Tara, SheZow is challenged to battle her at an event called Glamageddon; When SheZow’s broken fingernail falls into some toxic chemicals, his evil clone SheZap is spawned and wreaks havoc on Megadale.


Wizards Vs. Aliens (7:30 PM, Hub):

More of this wacky show from the Doctor Who/Sarah Jane Adventures crew. This time around: "'Graziax Attacks – Part 2' – The Grazlax is out of control, but Tom’s used up all of his magic, and Benny’s scientific genius is useless against a creature from beyond the stars. It’s a race against time for both humans and Nekross as the Grazlax menace grows."

Zero Hour (8 PM, ABC):

Yes, your favorite show and mine is back, burning off all its remaining episodes over the summer. Here's what's up:

'Chain' - White Vincent, wounded and in trouble, is still in hiding and holding Laila captive. Sensing his weakness and vulnerability, Laila convinces White Vincent to let her help him with his wounds, all the while looking for an opportunity to escape. Realizing he needs help to get the next clock, White Vincent enlists Hank, bartering Laila's release for his service. As Hank risks his life and dodges ominous warnings from the Shepherds, he comes to realize that people aren't always who they seem to be when shocking new information regarding his wife - and the death of Beck's husband — comes to light.


That's followed by a second new episode of Zero Hour. Rejoice!

Sinbad (9 PM, Syfy):

In the second episode of this already-cancelled show, "Water thieves capture Sinbad and the crew of the Providence."


Primeval: The New World (10 PM, Syfy):

And speaking of already-cancelled shows: "Evan and Mac investigate a prehistoric sea-serpent terrorizing the waters near disputed First-Nations territory. Dylan faces a crossroads when Evan recruits her to join his team."


Also on TV today: The Hub Network has a new Pound Puppies at 9:30 AM. Also at 9:30 AM: a new Fairly Oddparents on Nickelodeon. And then there's a new Monsters Vs. Aliens on Nickelodeon at 11:30 AM. Also, there's a new Aquabats! Super Show! on Hub Network at 1 PM.


Ultimate Spider-Man (11 AM, Disney XD):

Even more crossovers, and this time George Takei plays an elderly monk. Plus Jack Coleman is back as Dr. Strange: "Spider-Man travels to the mystical city of K'un L'un to help Iron Fist fulfill his destiny. But The Scorpion plans to destroy them both. "

True Blood (9 PM, HBO):

Yep, we're trading Game of Thrones for True Blood. Totally a worthwhile trade-off, right? Right?

In the wake of Bill's (Stephen Moyer) blood-soaked reincarnation, Sookie (Anna Paquin), Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), Jason (Ryan Kwanten), Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), Tara (Rutina Wesley), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Nora (Lucy Griffiths) flee the Authority compound as Sam (Sam Trammell), Luna (Janina Gavankar) and Emma (Chloe Noelle) dodge swarming guards. Now packmaster, Alcide (Joe Manganiello) discovers that the job comes with unsavory side dishes, but other major perks. In Bon Temps, Andy (Chris Bauer) deals with parenting four newborn human-faerie hybrids. Meanwhile, Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard) vows open season on vampires. Jessica returns to Compton Place as Jason hitches a ride with an eerie stranger.


Falling Skies (9 PM, TNT):

Now that there's a whole new race of aliens — and they're supposedly on our side — we're on to other crazy mysteries. Like who's the mole? And what's up with the newest Mason kid?

The two-year anniversary of the alien invasion is fast approaching as the people of Charleston prepare for another potentially devastating offensive. A sniper attack by an unlikely gunman creates questions and doubts within the new government. Hal believes he knows the identity of the mole. And Anne's concern for her baby continues to grow.


Venture Bros. (Midnight, Adult Swim):

This time around it's "Sphinx Rising." In which: "Henchman 21's command rubs the O.S.I. the wrong way; the Monarch tries to ingratiate himself with Dr. Venture."


Also on TV today: Nicktoons has two new Yu-Gi-Oh! Episodes at 11 AM, followed by a new Monsuno at noon. There's another new Monsters Vs. Aliens on Nickelodeon at 11:30 AM.

Sources: Futon Critic, MSN TV, TV Guide, and various TV studio press releases.


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