Television is going to teach us what happened to the dead people on Torchwood, and to the kidnapped children on Falling Skies. We're also going to visit a sinister alternate universe with Phineas and Ferb. And Jeri "Seven of Nine" Ryan comes to Warehouse 13!
But more than anything, there's also... Shark Week! Better learn to swim fast, because the uncanny predators of the deep are investing your screens non-stop. Learn more below, and watch some new clips from Eureka, Warehouse 13, Futurama, Adventure Time, Chloe King and Haven.
Cartoon Network's Monday night animation bloc is back once again. First at 7 PM, there's a new Johnny Test, with "Johnny's Ultimate Tree House":
Johnny wants to prove to Sissy he has the cooler tree-house so 'borrows' some his sisters' building clones to create the hippest teen hangout, only to find it's too popular.
Then at 7:30, there's another Amazing World of Gumball. That's followed at 8 PM by a new Adventure Time, "Hitman":
When Finn and Jake ground Ice King, he decides to hire someone to hit them – only to realize that he's hired a hitman by accident.
Then at 8:15, there's a new Regular Show.
At 8 PM, Syfy has a new Eureka, "Up In The Air":
Carter must solve a bank robbery before the town floats away; Allison struggles with episodes of lost time.
There's a new Warehouse 13 at 9 PM on Syfy, in which Jeri Ryan — Seven of Nine herself — appears as Pete's ex-wife.
Also at 9 PM: the Discovery Channel is celebrating "Shark Week" with Rogue Sharks, followed at 10 PM by Summer of the Shark.
And then at 10 PM, there's another episode of Alphas, "Rosetta." In which we meet a new Alpha who's got the same powers as Gary, more or less.
There's also a new Teen Wolf on MTV at 10 PM, "Co-Captain."
Scott scrambles to protect the people he loves, including Allison, who's beginning to follow clues about her family history. Meanwhile, Stiles is getting closer to solving the mystery behind Derek's family.
At 10:30 PM, National Geographic Wild gets in on the Shark Week action with Deadly 60: Shark Riot.
Shark Week continues on the Discovery Channel, with Killer Sharks at 9 PM!
And then at 9 PM, there's a new episode of The Nine Lives of Chloe King on ABC Family, "Heartbreaker."
Tension in the King household is at an all-time high due to Meredith's increasing frustration with Chloe's penchant for secrecy. Aware that her relationship with her mother is suffering, Chloe must decide whether she will finally confess her biggest secret to the most important person in her life.
Here are three sneak peeks:
At 10 PM, National Geographic Wild continues to poke its own snout into Shark Week, with World's Deadliest Sharks.
Still more Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, with How Sharks Hunt at 9 PM.
At 9 PM, there's a new Wonders of the Universe on Science, "Cosmos Made Conscious":
Brian Cox seeks to understand time's role in creating the universe and life. He explores the cycles of time which define our experiences and quickly discovers that even our most epic ideas disintegrate in the vast expanse of cosmic time.
And then at 10 PM, Science has a new episode of Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, "What do Aliens Look Like?"
And at 10 PM, National Geographic Wild continues to seek Shark synergy, with a new special, Shark Invasion.
Even more Shark Week! Shark City is on Discovery at 9 PM. What kind of city planning do you think a shark city would have? How would sharks handle zoning? Would sharks prefer to have dry-cleaners and restaurants in the middle of residential neighborhoods, or try to restrict them to commercial corridors? (That, of course, brings up the question of just how sharks would do dry cleaning in any case, given that they're underwater.)
Also at 9 PM, there's a new Burn Notice on USA, "Besieged".
At 10 PM, Discovery has When Fish Attack.
And there's another new Futurama at 10 PM on Comedy Central, "Mobius Dick."
Leela becomes obsessed with hunting down a mysterious four-dimensional space whale.
Check out a sneak peek, at left.
Also at 10 PM: another new Wilfred! on FX, "Pride."
And then at 10:30 PM, Comedy Central has a new episode of Ugly Americans, "Attack of Mark's Clone."
Disney has a new 90-minute special, Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension. Here's the description:
When Phineas, Ferb, and Perry follow Dr. Doofenshmirtz through his "Otherdimensionator", they find themselves in an alternate universe where a second, truly evil Dr. Doof rules over his Tristate Area with an army of iron-fisted robots. To save his friends from certain doom, Perry makes the ultimate sacrifice by revealing his secret identity as Agent P. Phineas and Ferb escape, meet their 2nd dimension selves, and begin their own mission to rescue Perry. So begins an epic battle as our heroes try to save their home from the clutches of Evil Dr. Doof... and his sidekick Platyborg! Will Evil Doof succeed and achieve dual world domination? Will Candace finally bust her brothers? Find out in this action-packed, epic adventure - so huge that it crosses over time and space.
And then at 8:30 PM, the new ThunderCats series launches in its regular timeslot, with "Ramlak Rising."
At 10 PM, there's a new installment of Torchwood: Miracle Day on Starz, "The Categories of Life."
Torchwood goes undercover and discovers the terrible truth behind the Miracle. The enemy is closing in, and death is about to make a shocking return.
Also at 10 PM, Syfy has a new Haven, with "Sparks and Recreation".
At 11 PM, G4 has new episodes of Iron Man Anime and Wolverine Anime.
BBC America is showing Battlestar Galactica episodes all day long, from 7 AM until 9 PM, covering the whole first season and the start of season two.
And then at 9 PM, BBC America has the season finale of the BBC's Outcasts:
A new, deadly virus hits Forthaven. Berger blames the virus on the ACs and, after revealing a devastating secret about Fleur, sets about bringing down Tate's government and introducing a new order.
TNT has the two-hour season finale of Falling Skies at 9 PM. Here's what happens:
"Mutiny" - August 7, 2011
Growing tension divides the 2nd Massachusetts just as their ambitious assault on an alien base draws near. Meanwhile, Tom has trouble coming to grips with Annie's profound discovery and its implications.
"Eight Hours" - August 7, 2011
In the season finale, the resistance fighters launch a bold attack against the aliens as Tom remains at the camp to protect the civilians. Twisting developments lead Tom to a close encounter of the harrowing kind, and mysteries about the aliens' motives might finally be answered.
There's also another new True Blood on HBO at 9 PM, "Cold Grey Light of Dawn." Here's what happens:
With Marnie empowered by spirits of the dead, Bill issues an unpopular order to save vampires from the light. Eric embraces his amnesia; Luna discovers Sam's not the man she thought he was; Lafayette expands his consciousness; Pam gets a body peel; Andy's date with Holly doesn't go as planned; Jessica has doubts about her future with Hoyt; Alcide and Debbie join a new pack.
But you could also watch the premiere of a British series on the Discovery Channel, Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, which is having its 90-minute premiere at 9:30. Here's how Discovery pitches the show:
Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking is an epic new kind of cosmology series, a Planet Earth of the heavens. It takes the world's most famous scientific mind and sets it free, powered by the limitless possibilities of computer animation. Hawking gives us the ultimate guide to the universe, a ripping yarn based on real science, spanning the whole of space and time — from the nature of the universe itself, to the chances of alien life, and the real possibility of time travel.
What do you think "a Planet Earth of the heavens" means?
Also at 10 PM, there's a new Breaking Bad on AMC, "Bullet Points."
Sources: Futon Critic, MSN TV, TV Guide, and various TV studio press releases.