This Week's TV: All of Doctor Who's Arch-Enemies Are Showing Up At Once!

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Doctor Who is back! But also, The Bastard Executioner makes his head-popping debut! And also, the 80s Duran Duran-tastic spoof Moonbeam City premieres! Plus the Triceratons rear their three-pronged heads on Ninja Turtles, and…and there’s just so much. Read about it here, on This Week’s TV!



Jug Face (3PM, CHILLER)

This low budget indie film concerns backwoods cultists feeding their own kinfolk to a creature in a pit. It’s kind of like that 80’s movie, The Pit, or that Doctor Who episode, Creature From the Pit— only this time, there’s a “pottery” incentive. It should appeal to many tastes.


Star vs. The Forces of Evil (8:30PM, Disney XD)

“’Interdimensional Field Trip’ - Star leads a class field trip to a museum in another dimension and puts the entire class in danger.”


Friday the 13th: The Series (8AM, CHILLER)

A six-episode marathon including the episodes about the haunted quilt, the haunted pipe, and the villainous TV anchorman! Kicks off with The Electrocutioner.


Face Off (9PM, SYFY)

“In a Face Off first, the artists must compete in THREE intense rounds of Foundation Challenges.”


From Dusk ‘Till Dawn: The Series (9PM, El Rey)

This episode is called The Best Little Horror House in Texas, har har:

“Kate (Madison Davenport) hunts down Scott (Brandon Soo Hoo) in Bethel before he can exact revenge. In Houston, Richie (Zane Holtz) and Santanico (Eiza González) find themselves deep in the flesh trade, while Seth (D. J. Cotrona) tries to get back in Uncle Eddie’s (Jeff Fahey) good graces.”


Zoo (9PM, CBS)

Season finale, featuring BABOONS!


The Bastard Executioner (10PM, FX)

Two-hour series premiere!

“Wilkin Brattle, a warrior knight in the charge of King Edward I, trades his sword for a peaceful farming life - until the violence of his past finds him and forces him to pick up the bloodiest sword of all.”



Ghost Hunters (9PM, SYFY)

The dead haunt Missouri.

Nova (9PM, PBS)

A whole episode on bioluminescent fish!

“Dive with deep-sea scientists as they explore the undersea world of glowing creatures.”


South Park (10PM, COMEDY)

“There is a new principal at the helm of South Park Elementary. He forces the boys to confront the damage they’ve done through their history of racism and unconscious bias. It is the most stunning and brave South Park ever.”


Moonbeam City (10:30PM, COMEDY)

For fans of: Patrick Nagel; the Timothy Dalton Bond movies; neon.


Steven Universe (5:30PM, CARTOON)

Totally sounds like “Party in the USA”.

Teen Titans Go! (6PM, CARTOON)

“Robin refuses to give the Titans any more orders so that they’ll learn to think for themselves. Instead, the Titans start taking cues from fortune cookies”


Evolver (7PM, CHILLER)

From the director of House on Sorority Row comes a virtual reality/renegade robot movie more 90’s than The Lawnmower Man, yet somehow more 80’s than Moonbeam City. Starring: Ethan Embry. Cassidy Rae. John de Lancie.


Dominion (10PM, SYFY)

This week’s episode references a translation unique to the New American Standard Bible, published 1971. Dueteronomy 28:28:

“The LORD will smite you with madness and with blindness and with bewilderment of heart”


Geeks Who Drink (11PM, SYFY)

Matthew “Snakehead Terror” MacCaull vs. Andrew “Yogi Bear 2010 antagonist” Daly.


Spongebob Squarepants (7:30PM, NICKELODEON)

Ancient Aliens (9PM, HISTORY)

Or watch this:

Z Nation (10PM, SYFY)

For fans of: C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D.

Continuum (11PM, SYFY)

Listen to that announcer say, “Fridays at eleven” as if it’s no big thing.

Black Jesus (11PM, CARTOON)

Season premiere!


Pokemon (8PM, CARTOON)

A Rotom episode! That’s the electric ghost who can possess a lawnmower, a fridge, a washing machine, a microwave and a circular fan!


Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (11:45AM, TCM)

Trivia from IMDB:

“The scene of a ‘destroyer’ blowing up is actually stock footage of the sinking of HMS Barham which occurred 25 November 1941. To not upset the British public, the Royal Navy decided to withhold an announcement until later; however, in late November 1941 a Scottish medium Helen Duncan, who had heard of the sinking through a friend, disclosed the sinking during a séance. She was eventually tried under the British Witchcraft Act, the last person before it was repealed.”


Power Rangers: Dino Thunder (12:00PM)

Sells itself.

Jason and the Argonauts (1:15PM, TCM)

TCM’s Ray Harryhausen double feature concludes.

Henry Danger (8PM, NICKELODEON)

“Henry must juggle his work life and his romantic life while trying to capture a grandmother who is terrorizing Captain Man at public appearances.”


Doctor Who (9PM, BBC AMERICA)


Daleks! Missy! This monk with four rubber bands over his head!

Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors (9PM, DISNEY XD)

“Spidey wakes up to find his fellow classmates have been replaced by synthetic look-alikes. Not sure who he can trust, Spider-Man assembles a team to save the Academy.”


Who put this up against Doctor Who?

Svengoolie Presents: Hold That Ghost! (10PM, MeTV)


Marvel’s Avengers Assemble (8:30AM, DISNEY XD)

Season finale!

“When Thanos attacks Earth, planning to finally take over the planet by destroying the Avengers, the team discovers they are more than eight heroes - they are an ideal.”


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (11AM, NICKELODEON)

Zog the Triceraton makes his debut!

The Great British Baking Show (7PM, PBS)

Pleasant, low-stakes TV. They’re making desserts this week.

Fear the Walking Dead (9PM, AMC)

Not Fade Away” being a Grateful Dead reference. Heh.

The Strain (10PM, AMC)

“The fate of the world is literally in your hands!”

Rick & Morty (11:30PM, CARTOON)

“Why would you keep mutant bacteria in a pint of Cherry Garcia?!”

“I know this isn’t the time, but you know, technically the second freezer drawer is mine.”


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The only problem with throwing a bunch of enemies at the Doctor is that the writers inevitably forget that “Slitheen” isn’t the name of a race.