warehouse 13 syfy tricia helfer battlestar galacticaWelcome to TV Geek Week -- a new weekly column about sci-fi TV news and programming. Don't forget to click through for this week's TV picks.

Not everyone loved last week's premiere of Warehouse 13, Syfy's fun and quirky new show about a pair of government-sponsored paranormal investigators. I certainly wasn't crazy about the two-hour premiere, but I'm still looking forward to catching episode two, "Resonance," airing Tuesday night. Something tells me the show's goofy tone and old school mystery plots will go down easier in an hour-long format.

Tuesday's episode will feature an appearance by one of Battlestar Galactica's steamiest Cylons, Tricia Helfer. Her appearance is the first of a promised lineup of geek-friendly guest stars for Warehouse 13. According to Syfy, BSG alums Michael Hogan and Mark Shepard and Stargate Atlantis good guy Joe Flanigan are slated to appear in the first season. The show will also welcome a new recurring cast member early in season one. 19-year old actor Allison Scagliotti will eventually show up as a computer hacker who might be able to teach Artie a thing or two.

Check out more of this week's TV picks plus a Warehouse 13 video preview and another pic from the ep featuring Helfer after the jump.






More TV picks for this week:

Are We Alone?
- Discovery looks for evidence of life beyond our own universe with this two-hour special narrated by Gentry Lee, one of the minds behind the NASA rover missions to Mars. The world's top astrobiologists and astrophysiciststrips head to "Earth's strangest, most extreme regions" to examine the DNA of life on Earth and the possibility of alien life. Thursday, 9 p.m. on Discovery Channel.

Eureka, 'Your Face or Mine' - Eureka returned to Syfy last week after almost 10 months off the air due to the writers strike. It was a welcome comeback for one of the network's more light-hearted original series. Some fans might not be too pleased with the series' move to Fridays but I'm happy to see it filling the void left by the recent cancellation of Stargate Atlantis. Check out a preview of this Friday's ep and a video interview with star Salli Richardson-Whitfield and writer Jaime Paglia. Friday, 9 p.m. on Syfy.





True Blood, "Never Let Me Go" – What's the deal with the mind-reading bellhop? We'll find out this week as Sookie and Bill continue their trip in Dallas. I'm looking forward to watching Jason and his dim-witted buddies train for the brewing war at the Light of Day camp. Sunday, 9 p.m. on HBO.