This Week's TV: Iron Man's Most Dangerous Battle Yet! Plus the Return of 6 Awesome Shows!

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This week on television, it's a time for tough choices. Several of your favorite television shows are back this week, plus Syfy introduces its new mutant super-team show Alphas. And Iron Man and War Machine both face impossible battles.


Check out the inside scoop on all the TV shows coming back this week. We've also got sneak peeks from new episodes of Eureka, Warehouse 13, Adventure Time, Alphas, Scooby-Doo, Futurama and Haven. And the trailer for a new Syfy Original Movie — about a super-volcano! Check out all the details, below.


Cartoon Network's Monday night animation bloc is back with a vengeance. First at 7 PM, there's a new Johnny Test, featuring two stories:

"Cat Scratch Johnny"- Johnny and Dukey can't get enough of the latest 3D movie so they ask the twins to make them everyday 3D glasses. They make the mistake of wearing them during the movie, causing too much D as the movie comes to life! "Johnny Deep"- Bling Bling uses a ring to hypnotize Susan to fall in love with him, then whisks her off to his yacht. Johnny and Dukey transform into sharks to search for the ring and destroy it, getting help from a retired underwater action hero.


Then at 7:30, there's another Amazing World of Gumball. But that's not why we're excited...

What time is it? Adventure Time! The show that many people consider the best new cartoon of the past couple years is starting a new season at 8 PM, with "The Conquest of Cuteness." What happens?

Finn and Jake are attacked by the Cute King and his army of the cutest, most harmless warriors ever. When our guys don't take the threat seriously, the Cute King tries other means to intimidate them.

Check out two clips from the episode:

And that's followed by an extended version of a previously aired Regular Show episode.


But Cartoon Network isn't the only channel that's trying to grab onto your eyeballs tonight. Syfy is also bouncing back on Monday nights, with two returning shows and one new one. (Check out our spoiler-free preview of Syfy's Monday night here.)

First up at, 8 PM, there's the midseason premiere of Eureka, "Liftoff," in which:

Zane pesters Jo for details she does not want to reveal. Carter problem-solves at Andy and S.A.R.A.H.'s wedding. Elsewhere, Zane's actions make him and Fargo unexpectedly airborne.


And here's a clip!

And then there's the third season premiere of Warehouse 13, dealing with the fallout from Myka leaving the team. It's called "The New Guy," and it's about, well... the new guy on the team. Plus people are mysteriously dying in a weirdly literary fashion, and Jimi Hendrix's guitar is wreaking havoc. Just another day at the warehouse, basically. And watch a clip!

Syfy is hoping those two shows will just leave you wanting more, so you'll tune in at 10 PM to watch the 90-minute pilot for Alphas, its new show about a group of mutants who work for the government and solve weird problems, while going through therapy. Here's what Syfy wants you to know:

Alphas follows a clandestine group of average everyday citizens with amazing abilities operating within the U.S. Department of Defense. Led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn), the team investigates cases that point to others with abilities like theirs, and as they work against the clock to solve this new brand of crime, they must prevent their own personality differences and disparate backgrounds from interfering with their missions.


And check out a sneak peek!

Or if super-mutants isn't your thing, you could also look in on Teen Wolf on MTV, with "Night School." In which:

Scott and the others are trapped inside the high school as the Alpha draws near.

So it's a choice between Alphas plural, and Alpha singular.


At 7:30 PM, the Cartoon Network has another new Scooby-Doo: Mystery Inc., with "Dead Justice."

The ghost of Crystal Cove's most famous sheriff, Dead Justice, has come back from his grave to make Sheriff Stone quit his job by trapping Crystal Cove's top criminals. Can Scooby and the gang stop Dead Justice before it's too late?


And then at 8, there's a Looney Tunes Show, "Peel of Fortune."

And then at 9 PM, there's a new episode of The Nine Lives of Chloe King on ABC Family, with "Girls' Night Out."

Chloe meets Nikki and Lilah, who are members of the South American Mai. The girls invite Chloe for a night out, but Jasmine has a bad feeling about them. After some time, Chloe gets frustrated with how Nikki and Lilah view humans, and a rift can potentially be created between the Mai prides.



Iron Man: Armored Adventures is back on Nicktoons, with "The Invincible Iron Man Part 1: Disassembled."

Iron Man tries to protect Justin Hammer when Whiplash tries to capture him! But War Machine and Pepper come to the rescue.


And here's a brief clip.

And then at 10 PM, there's a new episode of Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, on Science, "How Does the Universe Work?"

A revolution in science is underway that will transform life on Earth and ensure our survival as a species. If we can solve the equation of everything, it will present the keys to creation itself.



At 8:30 PM, Nicktoons has a new episode of Voltron Force, "Lion Riders Return."

Sky Marshal Wade invades the planet Ariel and attacks their lion-riding warriors, who request assistance from Voltron Force.


And then at 9 PM, there's a new Burn Notice on USA, "No Good Deed"

And there's another new Futurama at 10 PM on Comedy Central, "The Silence of the Clamps."

Bender goes into witness relocation after testifying against the robot mafia.

And here's a sneak peek — much apologies for the picture quality!

Also at 10 PM: another new Wilfred! on FX, "Acceptance."

And then at 10:30 PM, Comedy Central has a new episode of Ugly Americans, "Ride Me to Hell."



At 8 PM, Nickelodeon is having a special presentation: Spongebob Squarepants: Spongebob's Frozen Face-Off. Which sounds kind of disturbing, actually.

SpongeBob and his pals enter Bikini Bottom's worm-sled race to the South Pole.

And then at 9 PM, Disney has a new special, Phineas and Ferb: Boys Interrupted. When Mom tells Candace she wants to spend the day with her, Candace spends the entire time with her in the backyard so that she can bust her brothers. Unfortunately, Phineas and Ferb's grand plan for the day only entail watching the grass grow. Meanwhile, Agent P partners up with Dr. Doofenshmirtz to fix his destroyed "Dull and Boring Ray" into a "Dynamite Ray."

And then at 10 PM, Syfy brings back another of your favorite shows, Haven, with "A Tale of Two Audreys." And here's a sneak peek.

But that's not all — also at 10 PM is the second episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day on Starz, "Rendition."

After the Torchwood team reunites, Jack comes to the realization that he may be the most vulnerable man on Earth. Meanwhile, a flight headed for the United States galvanizes into a pivotal battle for survival.



BBC America is showing two Battlestar Galactica episodes, "Six Degrees of Separation" and "Flesh and Bone," from 7 to 9 PM.


And the Hub is having its random grab-bag of Transformers and G.I. Joe cartoons as usual from 7 to 9 PM.

And then at 9 PM, Syfy has a new original movie, Super Eruption! In which "a section of the super volcano under Yellowstone erupts after thousands of years, putting millions at risk. Yellowstone's top geologist (Juliet Aubrey. Primeval/The Constant Gardner) and a park ranger (Richard Burgi, Friday the 13th/Desperate Housewives) try stopping the poisonous volcano clouds from spreading before the entire world becomes a permanent apocalyptic winter." There's no shark involved, apparently. But it's still pretty awesome. And here's a cheestastic trailer.

Also at 9 PM, BBC America has episode five of the BBC's Outcasts:

Patrick Baxter, a Carpathian legend, long thought dead, arrives back in Forthaven. Cass and Fleur find themselves in grave danger as they venture into unexplored zones of the planet, while Tate must deal with Berger's growing power base.



There's another new True Blood on HBO at 9 PM, "I'm Alive and On Fire."

Sookie goes to Alcide for help in finding Eric while Bill finds a link with the Bellefleurs. Marnie needs help to undo a spell and Sam makes it into Luna's inner circle. Jason wants free of his obligations. Tommy goes back to where he originated.


Also at 9 PM: another new Leverage on TNT, "The Van Gogh Job".

And then at 10 PM, there's the season premiere of Breaking Bad on AMC, "Box Cutter":

Walt and Jesse face the deadly consequences of their actions. Skyler deals with a puzzling disappearance, as Marie struggles to help Hank with his recovery.


Meanwhile, there's also a new Falling Skies at 10 PM, "Sanctuary Part 1."

Another resistance leader appears at the camp, sounding an alert that the aliens will soon attack and offering to take the children to safe shelter. With time running out, Tom and the others must weigh his proposal.


Also at 10 PM, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Behind the Search, a one-hour special building on the channel's successful six-part miniseries about Bigfoot.

And then at 11:45 PM, Cartoon Network's Adult Swim has another new Aqua Teen Hunger Force, followed by a new Mongo Wrestling Alliance.


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

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Ghost in the Machine

My DVR is getting a workout on Mondays now. I can't watch the east coast feed of the SyFy tripleheader because I have class 6-8 on Mondays. And The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles start tonight as well (don't judge me, I'm allowed some guilty summer pleasures).