Seriously, we've been excited for months for one particular TV movie that airs this week, about metafictional bikinis and musical gang violence. We're canceling Comic-Con on Friday night so we can watch it! (Not really.) Also, Syfy is putting a curse on Vegas, and Venture Bros. is possibly making a huge, shocking change.
Check out clips and details for all of this week's TV shows!
Top image: Teen Beach Movie.
A possible turning point in the Finn/Jake relationship? "'Jake Suit' – Jake is sick and tired of Finn using his body as a suit of armor, so he convinces Finn to trade places to show him how much it really stinks." Then there's a brand new Regular Show and a new Mad. Sorry about the weirdly synching audio and video in this clip, we couldn't quite get it to be awesome.
Under The Dome (10 PM, CBS):
Can't wait to see what happens when Julia discovers the truth about her missing husband...
The people of Chester's Mill fall into a state of panic as an outbreak of meningitis strikes their community, threatening their already depleted medical supplies. Meanwhile, Julia continues to search for answers into her husband's disappearance.
Check out a clip from this week's episode, in which: "Scott's trusted mentor and boss is threatened; Deaton, Kali and the Twins go after Derek."
Also on TV tonight: At 9 PM, there's a new Crash & Bernstein on Disney XD. And at 10 PM, Science has a special about "Memory Games 2013."
Johnny Test/Teen Titans (7:00 PM, Cartoon Network):
First Johnny and the kids are put under house arrest, but still sneak out to see the Floppy Flog Flying Air Show. And then Starfire adopts a space parasite as a pet, but only Robin sees it for the threat it actually is. See clips!
Also on TV tonight: Another episode of Bang Goes The Theory on BBC America at 9 PM.
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (10 PM, Science):
Another "let's get stoned and ponder this" question: "Is Reality Real?"
Do we live in the "real world" or is it all in our mind? Our perception of reality is controlled by society. Thanks to "the optimism bias", we make unrealistic assessments about our own reality. Human senses capture only a small part of nature.
Futurama (10 PM, Cartoon Network):
We're back to the spoof territory the show mined so awesomely last season. This time around, the show parodys classic Saturday morning cartoons, including Scooby-Doo, G.I. Joe, and Strawberry Shortcake.
Also on TV tonight: Cartoon Network has Annoying Orange, Amazing World of Gumball and Legends of Chima, starting at 7. There's a new Mythbusters on Discovery at 9 PM.
Blast Vegas (9 PM, Syfy):
Syfy continues to put its TV movies on Thursdays instead of Saturdays, which may turn out to have been a wee error given the sad performance of Sharknado. This time around: "A group of wild frat bros and their nerdy tag-along Nelson (Frankie Muniz) head to Las Vegas for the spring break of a lifetime. When one of them steals an Egyptian relic from a casino, an ancient curse is unleashed on the fabled strip." Wow, Agent Cody Banks has fallen pretty far.
Also on TV tonight: At 8 PM, there's a new The Hero on TNT. There's a new Burn Notice on USA at 9 PM. At 10 PM, there's a new Wilfred on FX at 10 PM.
Teen Beach Movie (8 PM, Disney):
Yes, it's true. This is the television event we're most excited about this week — because it's a Pleasantville ripoff, in which teens get sucked inside a movie musical. How could that not be kind of awesome? Oh, and it's a movie musical that's a beach-party takeoff on West Side Story, called Wet Side Story. Are you excited yet? Also, this film includes dialogue like, "We're stuck in another dimension, and your idea of a good use of time is to PARTY?"
Teen surfing sweethearts Brady and McKenzie together ride the last epic wave of summer, one that mysteriously carries them into Brady's favorite movie, the retro surf musical movie, "Wet Side Story." There, it's bikers versus surfers for control of the local hangout — and everyone spontaneously breaks into song and dance. McKenzie and Brady must try to return to the present day, but their lives may be changed forever when they inadvertently alter the movie's romantic storyline — and the handsome leading man, surfer Tanner is falling for McKenzie while biker girl Lela is swooning for Brady.
That sound you hear? Is the sound of camp being redefined for a new generation.
Continuum (10 PM, Syfy):
Can this show continue its recent winning streak? All appendages crossed up the wazoo:
Alec is torn between telling the truth and staying true to his family. Kiera and Carlos discover that a Juror on Julian's trial has been compromised and must race to stop a Liber8 plot to derail Julian's trial.
Also on TV tonight: The Hub Network probably has a new Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters at 6:30 PM and a new Transformers Prime at 7:30 PM.
Beware the Batman (10 AM, Cartoon Network):
Is this show winning you over yet? This time around we get an obscure female villain from the John Byrne era, to go with Batman's female sidekick: "A new female villain, Magpie, kidnaps Batman, who must decipher her multiple personality disorder in order to outsmart her."
Zero Hour (8 PM, ABC):
This show just gets more and more bonkers. And Hank's family gets more and more soap-operatic. Aren't you sad there's no season two?
Hank, Beck and Laila are in the Faroe Islands, unsure if they will live or die at the hands of the Pyrates. Rachel shares some surprising news with Hank about his parents and the 41 Trust. Hank's mother finally discloses the deeply painful secret she's been holding all these years, and a dumbfounded Hank realizes his father is the missing piece to the puzzle. But when Hank sets out to save him, he is thrust into a life-threatening situation which may spell his demise.
Sinbad/ Primeval: The New World (9 PM, Syfy):
More exciting episodes of these imported shows that already died in their home territories. Sinbad and his crew return home to Basra, only to find everybody fleeing before the new Emir takes power. And then an anomaly opens up right next to a "Fatal Babes" photoshoot, making it even more fatal.
Also on TV today: Starting at 8 AM, Disney has new episodes of Max Steel, Packages from Planet X and Randy Cunningham, 9th Grade Ninja. Nickelodeon has a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at 11 AM. The Hub probably has new episodes of SheZow and Pound Puppies. And at 7:30 PM, Hub Network has a brand new Wizards Vs. Aliens.
Avengers Assemble/Ultimate Spider-Man (11 AM, Disney XD):
This time around, Spider-Man and Nova team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy, helping to introduce them to a new generation of kids before their big screen movie. And then, Captain America has to lead the team into battle against an old former World War II ally that nobody will believe really exists.
True Blood (9 PM, HBO):
Let's all just practice saying "Vamp Camp" until we can say it with a straight face.
Bill (Stephen Moyer) decides to seek out Lillith (Jessica Clark) for advice on handling the escalating human-vampire crisis. Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), Nora (Lucy Griffiths), Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) get up-close-and-personal looks at the perverse perils of Vamp Camp. Sam (Sam Trammell) comes to a decision he hopes will be in Emma's (Chloe Noelle) best interest. Andy (Chris Bauer) gives his faerie daughter a name, or two or three or four. Arlene (Carrie Preston) has a solution to Terry's (Todd Lowe) malaise. Eric makes a startling discovery.
Falling Skies (9 PM, TNT):
Any episode with a description that includes "Weaver and Pope butt heads" sounds at least somewhat promising:
Things seem much too calm for Tom, making him suspicious of his surroundings. On his way back to Charleston, he makes a number of discoveries, some incredibly surprising and others utterly horrifying. Meanwhile, Weaver and Pope butt heads over how to handle the suspected mole.
Venture Bros. (Midnight, Adult Swim):
The season finale — that was fast. Sigh. This time around: "Dr. Venture is presumed dead; Hank and Dean are sent to live with their godfathers."
Also on TV today: Nicktoons has two new Yu-Gi-Oh! Episodes at 11 AM. There's a new Dog With a Blog at 7:30 PM on Disney. AT 9 PM, Showtime has a new Dexter. At 10 PM, H2 has the season premiere of Stan Lee's Superhumans, focusing on "Beast Masters."