This week on TV, NBC rolls out its highly anticipated sci-fi drama Revolution while former Facts of Life star, Lisa Welchel joins the Survivor cast, Brennan and Booth continue their romantic drama on Bones and Haven returns to the Syfy airwaves for Season 3.
Here’s what we have our eye on this week on the small-screen:
Revolution – NBC
Revolution has been the talk of TV sci-fi heading into the fall season given the men behind the project, namely executive producer J.J. Abrams and Iron Man director Jon Favreau who helmed the pilot. Revolution takes place on a post-apocalyptic Earth 15 years after an unknown phenomenon killed electricity and disabled all advanced technologies. Now with Earth ruled by pockets of warlords and overrun by militia factions, the Matheson family hold the key to potentially plugging back into the socket. In order to do so, they’ll have to outrun everyone else who wants the key and the power for themselves.
Revolution premieres Monday, September 17 at 10/9c on NBC.
Bones – Fox
Although Bones returns for an eighth season on Monday, fans will be happy to know there’s an added bonus of 26 one-hour episodes this year due to the shortened seventh season. Dr. The eighth season picks up with Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) on the run with her daughter after she was suspected of a connection to a murder case. Of course, it will be up to FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) to find Bones, set the record straight, and clear her name. With 26 episodes this season, there will be plenty of snarky crime-fighting and romantic tension for Booth and Brennan.
Bones airs Monday, Septembver 17 at 8/7c on Fox.
Survivor: Philippines – CBS
Survivor returns for its 25th season on Wednesday this time in Caramoan, Philippines. Three notable returning contestants include Russell Swan, Michael Skupin, and Jonathan Penner who were all forced to leave their original seasons due to injuries. As far as more familiar faces this season on Survivor, former baseball National League MVP Jeff Kent, a couple of Chippendale dancers and Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel will also join the cast to try their hand at surviving on CBS. You take the good, you take the bad, and there you have… Survivor: Philippines.
Survivor: Philippines airs 8/7c on Wednesday, September 19.
Haven – Syfy
The third season of Syfy’s Haven picks up after season two’s Christmas episode, which ended ominously with a reminder that there was yet another secret being kept in the town of Haven. In Friday’s premiere, Nathan (Lucac Bryant) and Duke (Eric Balfour) desperately search for Audrey (Emily Rose) who’s mysteriously abducted while the rest of the town of Haven begins to go haywire. Notable cast additions to the third season include Bree Williamson, Kate Kelton and Dorian Missick. Fans can also expect a guest appearance from Game of Thrones star Iain Glen who will play a man out for revenge after being trapped in his home for 27 years.
Haven premieres Friday, September 21 at 10/9c on Syfy.