The Doctor Has A Merry Adventure With Robin Hood: This Week’s TV Picks

By David Wharton | 7 years ago

Things have been a bit heavy in the first two episodes of Doctor Who’s new season. The premiere may have had the freshly regenerated Doctor (Peter Capaldi) running about being wacky, but it also had companion Clara unsure if she could trust this new Doctor, especially with her life. Last weekend’s episode took a page from Innerspace and had the Doctor and Clara shrinking down and clambering around inside an actual Dalek, but it also explored the Doctor’s question of “Am I a good man?” A question that Clara, for her part, wasn’t sure how to answer. Well, this week we’ll be getting a more light-hearted romp with “Robot of Sherwood,” wherein the Doctor shares an adventure with Robin Hood.

Or does he? After all, the Doctor is quick to insist to Clara that there was no such person as Robin Hood — he’s a myth, nothing more. And while the Doctor has met quite a few historic personages during his journeys, he can’t very well hang out with a fictional construct. Except…who’s that dude in the tights shooting arrows at the TARDIS? “Robot of Sherwood” premieres this Saturday night at 9/8c on BBC America. You can check out a gallery of pics from the episode below, followed by all our picks for this week’s must-see TV!


Extant (CBS, 10/9c) — “A New World”

As the offspring’s powers grow, Molly learns of Yasumoto’s painful path to immortality. When Sparks starts to have doubts about the mission, Anya takes charge. Meanwhile, Odin tries to secretly access Ethan’s circuitry.


Intruders (BBC America, 10/9c) — “Time Has Come Today”

Jack returns home to find Amy sleeping soundly in bed. She has a logical explanation for her whereabouts in Seattle and professes her love to Jack only to ask for a separation the next day. Jack is terrified for Amy’s mental state. Meanwhile, Gary calls with alarming news. Things get dangerous as Madison hitches a ride to Seattle, determined to evade capture. A deal from Richard’s past continues to haunt him.

Outlander (Starz, 9/8c) — “Rent”

Claire goes along on the MacKenzies’ trip to collect rents, and witnesses Dougal using Jamie’s scars to elicit sympathy for the cause of the Jacobites. Later, she realizes a momentous event in Scottish history is coming up fast.


The Leftovers (HBO, 10/9c)

An unexpected ally helps Kevin (Justin Theroux) get out of a jam near the town of Cairo. Meanwhile, an elaborate Memorial Day initiative by the Guilty Remnant plunges Mapleton into chaos. Holy Wayne (Paterson Joseph) grants a final wish; Tom (Chris Zylka) copes with his new reality; Nora (Carrie Coon) makes a life-changing decision.

The Lottery (Lifetime, 10/9c) — “St. Michael”

Alison and James share their theory with Vanessa; Vanessa discovers that Darius has some co-conspirators; Kyle is asked to compromise a relationship; contestants face psychological evaluations.

Manhattan (WGN, 10/9c) — “The New World”

Helen and Charlie deal with a crisis; Abby embarks on a journey of self-discovery

The Strain (FX, 10/9) — “The Disappeared”

Eph races to safeguard his family, only to learn that Kelly is missing. Dutch reveals her role in Palmer’s plan, and Gus is forced to make a difficult decision about Felix.