As reported on Airlock Alpha last week, Syfy announced its long-running flagship series “Warehouse 13” will end after a fifth and final season of six episodes in 2014.
Last week’s episode was quickly a fan favorite despite medium ratings. John-Paul Nikel did a fantastic job capturing the essence of film noir and the campy charm of cast members Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly.
Thankfully, the story can be satisfactorily brought to a close in the time left..In the spirit of this week’s episode title, fans will not to be discouraged. They have organized RenewWarehouse13.com to help support the show. “The Sky’s the Limit” is our pick this week of favorites to watch.
“Grimm” goes out with a bang and a major cliffhanger, leaving fans counting down the days to the Season 3 premiere this summer. Bree Turner (Rosalee Calvert) teased, “Someone’s life is definitely in the balance and it’s very, very scary to be this person.” NBC hasn’t made it easy for fans to stay engaged in the story with a long hiatus and a week night change. Only time will tell if the cliffhanger is enough to last fans until Season 3 begins this fall.
Last week was really busy for television news as all the networks announced their new fall shows and schedules. There are a cluster of shows sci-fi and fantasy fans will love; however, there are also quite a few programs that appear unlikely to be better than ones networks decided to cancel.
The television landscape isn’t as bleak as it seems. Each week we’ll countdown the best in sci-fi and fantasy television for the viewer with discriminating tastes. Here is this week’s Watchlist for May 20 – 26.
Defiance (9 p.m., Syfy)
(“Brothers in Arms”) An old war buddy catches up with Nolan at the same time a Castithan criminal with a history of violence enters the picture.
Bates Motel (10 p.m., A&E)
(“Midnight”) In the first season finale, Romero decides to take action; Norman takes Emma to the dance; and Norman gets a ride home from Miss Watson.
Warehouse 13 (10 p.m., Syfy)
(“The Sky’s the Limit”) Pete and Myka head to Las Vegas to solve a series of murders surrounding the world of magic; Claudia and Jinks search for an artifact used to rig horse races; and Artie is thrown for a loop by the new bed-and-breakfast manager. Joel Grey guest stars as Monty the Magnificent.
Revolution (10 p.m., NBC)
(“Clue”) A captive Nora (Daniella Alonso) is tortured and left for dead. Monroe (David Lyons) learns of Rachael’s (Elizabeth Mitchell) attempt to reach the Tower but is unaware of her deadly plan for him. Meanwhile, Miles (Billy Burke) is desperate to find out how so many of his close associates are being brutally murdered. Later, Miles, Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos), Neville (Giancarlo Esposito), Jason (JD Pardo), Hudson (Malik Yoba) and Sanborn (Leland Orser) struggle to make it out of the Plains Nation to join Rachel and save her from what they believe to be certain death.
Weird or What? (9 p.m., Syfy)
(“Medical Mysteries & Power of the Mind”) Hosted by William Shatner, each episode of “Weird or What?” contains three separate stories of the bizarre and unexplained. As the show unfolds, it weighs various supernatural and scientific theories that attempt to explain the story, and sometimes features tests conducted as proof of a theory’s plausibility. The show features strange occurrences such as aliens, ghosts, monsters and natural disasters.
Grimm (10 p.m., Syfy)
(“Goodnight, Sweet Grimm”) Just when things look like they’re back to normal with Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch), Nick (David Giuntoli) is called to investigate a flurry of rage-fueled assaults happening all over Portland. He goes to Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) for help battling Portland’s newest wave of “undead.” As if that weren’t enough, Capt. Renard (Sasha Roiz) informs Nick that his brother Eric (guest star James Frain) is in town on family business. Meanwhile, Stefania (guest star Shohreh Aghdashloo) and Frau Pech methodically use their alliances with Adalind (Claire Coffee) to battle one another. Don’t miss “Grimm’s” second season finale.
Mythbusters (9 p.m., Discovery)
(“Indy Car Special”) The team test racing myths at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius (10 p.m., Discovery)
(“Triathlabots”) Robots are designed to compete in sporting events.
Conan (11 p.m., TBS)
Popular late-night talk show host, Conan O’Brien is joined by Jesse Eisenberg, J.J. Abrams and musical guest 30 Seconds to Mars.
The Graham Norton Show (10 p.m., BBC America)
Trademark monologues, celeb chat, eccentric stories and Graham Norton too! Tonight the U.K.’s most popular television host is joined by Daniel Radcliffe, Isla Fisher, Baz Luhrmann, Ed Byrne and Wretch 32.
Hannibal (10 p.m., NBC)
(“Trou Normand”) The BAU team hunts a serial killer who digs up his victims, creating a totem pole of their bodies as a macabre trophy. When Nick Boyle’s (Mark Rendall) body is found, Jack (Laurence Fishburne) and Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) question Abigail (Kacey Rohl) about his death. The resurrection of Nick’s body enlightens Will (Hugh Dancy) to some of Abigail’s secrets and Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) convinces Will to keep some of his own. Attempting to assert independence, Abigail agrees to write a book with Freddy Lounds (Lara Jean Chorostecki) and in the process, reveals her biggest secret to Hannibal. Lance Henriksen co-stars.
Merlin (10 p.m., Syfy)
(“The Diamond of the Day – Part One”) High in the mountains, a great horde gathers; Morgana prepares for war with a vengeful Mordred at her side. Merlin feels the weight of his destiny like never before as the ancient prophecies play out with terrifying accuracy. But before he can save his beloved Camelot, he must save himself. For it is not just the kingdom Morgana wishes to destroy -– it is also Emrys.
Orphan Black (9 p.m., BBC America)
(“Unconscious Selection”) After Kira’s life is threatened, Sarah is on the warpath, but Dr. Leekie makes her think twice about her plans for revenge. Meanwhile, Cosima faces the truth about Delphine, forcing her to choose sides. Now, it’s up to Sarah to decide the killer’s fate, but the truth about where Sarah came from changes everything.
The Nerdist (10 p.m., BBC America)
Chris Hardwick hosts an interview show about what it really means to be a nerd accompanied by Jonah Ray and Matt Mira. Tonight’s guests include Guillermo Del Toro, Katee Sackoff and Ron Funches.
Doctor Who: Revisited (8 p.m., BBC America)
(“The Fifth Doctor”) The fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) faces the emotionless Cybermen and the deceitful Master.
Game of Thrones (9 p.m., HBO)
The show is taking a one week hiatus and will return June 2.