This Week's TV: It's Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda Vs. A Second Sharknado!

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While the world prepares for the onslaught of a second Sharknado movie, Conan O'Brien is about to die at the tentacles of a new Sharktopus. Plus, Gravity Falls is back for more paranormal hijinks and The Strain gets its hands bloody with a vampire autopsy. See all the details below!


Syfy has declared this Sharknado Week, with a full slate of shark monster programming. Head over to Syfy for the complete Sharknado Week schedule.


Teen Wolf (9 PM, MTV)

After a week of sponsoring free wifi at Comic-Con, Teen Wolf gives us an unlikely alliance:

A dangerous enemy forces Scott to help him. Derek and Malia track down an old ally.

Under the Dome (9 PM, CBS)

You mean that the plan to infect the whole town with a potentially deadly virus wasn't universally acclaimed?

Julia takes over as the leader of Chester's Mill after the town becomes divided in the wake of Big Jim and Rebecca's plans for population control. Meanwhile, Joe and Norrie help Melanie search for more clues about her identity at the Dome wall.


Wil Wheaton Project (9 PM, Syfy)

Still itching for more Comic-Con commentary? Wil breaks down all of the madness in this week's show.


Extant (9 PM, CBS)

Louis Gosset, Jr. guest stars this week as Molly's father:

After Sparks attempts to quarantine Molly, she and her family seek refuge on a remote island with her estranged father, Quinn. When the agency closes in on their whereabouts, Ethan is exposed to grave danger. Meanwhile, Yasumoto experiments with a strange and deadly substance.

Sharknado 2: The Second One (9 PM, Syfy)

Another Sharknado is coming at your TV set like, well, a swirling storm of hungry sharks. Miss this television movie at your peril. How else are you going to learn how to avoid flying sharks?

A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites - and only Fin and April can save the Big Apple.



Teen Titans Go! (6 PM, Cartoon Network)

When The Brain captures the Titans to fuel Project B.R.I.A.N., the Titan's little buddies are the only heroes who can save them.

Adventure Time (7 PM, Cartoon Network)

Don't call LSP a grapefruit unless you want your pancakes tagged.

It's Princess Day in Ooo! You know that that means? Yep, LSP and Marceline team up to prank Breakfast Princess!


Defiance (8 PM, Syfy)

Datak is framed for a bizarre murder, while Irisa learns more about her true destiny.


Dominion (9 PM, Syfy)

Now there's not just angel war—there's angel murder:

Alex is called upon by Michael to help prevent any further casualties after innocent higher angels turn up dead in Vega; at the same time, Gabriel causes tension by revealing a long-hidden secret; William "re-educates" his father; and Noma reignites an old flame.


MythBusters (9 PM, Discovery)

Many cars were harmed in the making of this episode.

The MythBusters test three car crimes straight from Hollywood: the cliff top push, the two-wheel wipeout, and finally the Corvette barrel roll from "Wanted."



Gravity Falls (9 PM, Disney)

The Pines and their paranormal vacation destination are back for a new season:

The Pines family resolves to get back to normal after the Li'l Gideon incident. They throw a "Mystery Shack is Back" party, but some unwelcome guests crash the celebration.



Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (9 PM, Syfy)

This week doesn't just spawn a second Sharknado; it also gives us another round with Sharktopus:

In this new Roger Corman movie, the child of Sharktopus goes toe-to-toe with the latest science experiment "Pteracuda" - half Pteradactyl, half Barracuda - in a battle for monster supremacy.



Space Dandy (12:30 AM, Adult Swim)

Space Dandy's next adventure is "The Big Fish is Huge, Baby."

The Last Ship (9 PM, TNT)

If the virus doesn't get you, the water will.

After picking up a distress call near Jamaica, Chandler and a small team stage a rescue attempt. But a surprise attack leaves Chandler and Tex stranded at sea. Slattery and the crew search desperately to find their lost at sea Captain and his comrade, hoping to do so before their enemies beat them to it.

True Blood (9 PM, HBO)

This week's episode is titled "One Last Time." So what's going to happen one last time before the series ends?


The Leftovers (10 PM, HBO)

Hopefully this week's episode probably won't be as violently brutal as last night's. Yeesh.

Nora goes to New York for the second annual Departure Related Occupations and Practices conference, but discovers that someone else has her ID badge, so she searches the convention as a "Guest," and has encounters with a salesman, an author and a rogue attendee.

The Lottery (10 PM, Lifetime)

Vanessa, Darius and President Westwood deal with a hostage crisis; Alison and James make a strange discovery after testing Kyle; the world reacts to the news about the lottery; the government prepares to open testing centers.


Manhattan (10 PM, WGN)

How do you spice up life in a secret research city? Radiation shielding Tupperware parties?

Frank's attempt to save his team brings serious consequences; the scientists' wives find creative ways to survive life on The Hill.


Masters of Sex (10 PM, Showtime)

Johnson tries to cover when she and Masters are seen by Langham leaving a hotel together after an evening tryst. Later, Masters attempts to bring Johnson aboard as his assistant at his new post; and Betty tries to conceal her infertility from Gene, over Masters' objections.


Falling Skies (10 PM, TNT)

Lexi emerges more powerful and ruthless than ever. Tom and the 2nd Mass must work together with the Volm to hold off the invading Espheni forces in what becomes the bloodiest battle of the series.


The Strain (10 PM, FX)

This week: vampire autopsy!

A secret autopsy demonstrates the bizarre progression of the mystery virus, prompting Jim to make a startling confession. Eph and Nora race to find the father of the youngest victim of the plane tragedy, but someone unexpected beats them to it. Ansel, in the grip of disease, takes desperate measures to protect his family.


Robot Chicken (11:30 PM, Adult Swim)

This week's episode is "Batman Forever 21."