“Doctor Who” begins another season at 8 p.m. Saturday, when veteran actor Peter Capaldi takes on the iconic role. The episode called “Deep Breath” plops the Doctor and companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) in Victorian England.
To celebrate the return, Chris Hardwick will host a pre-show at 7:30 p.m. and an after-show discussion at 11 p.m.
BBC America will use “Who” to help launch “Intruders” at 10 p.m. Saturday. Glen Morgan of “The X-Files” developed this eerie, conspiracy-driven series, based on Michael Marshall Smith’s novel. The Morgan imprint bodes well for the series.
Relatives are shocked when loved ones start acting strangely and vanish. A husband (John Simm) frets over his wife (Mira Sorvino). Parents worry about their 10-year-old daughter (Millie Brown). A mysterious agent (James Frain) acts brutally.
Immortality is the issue, and a variation on body-snatching drives the action. Creepy quality awaits.
The week's other highlights:
"Fast N' Loud," 9 p.m. Monday: The Discovery series returns. Richard Rawlings and master mechanic Aaron Kaufman look for vintage cars.
Summer Under the Stars, TCM: The 24-hour salutes to memorable Hollywood actors continue. The honorees are Claudette Colbert on Monday, Paul Newman on Tuesday, Thelma Ritter on Wednesday, Lee Tracy on Thursday, Audrey Hepburn on Friday and Ernest Borgnine on Saturday. "Marty," Borgnine's Oscar-winner, will be this week's "Essentials" at 8 p.m. Saturday.
"Extant," 9 p.m. Wednesday: The CBS drama recently moved to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. But the Halle Berry astronaut mystery is in its old and its new time slots as it offers two hours starting at 9.
"Rookie Blue," 9 p.m. Thursday: The ABC drama offers a two-hour season finale.