This Week's TV: Community heads to an Inspector Spacetime Convention

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Get a double dose of awesome this week when Community star Donald Glover stars in the new Adventure Time. Plus, the Greendale gang heads to an Inspector Spacetime Convention. What will the meta minds at Community have to say about conventions, especially since Comic Con and Wonder Con were such big events for these characters? Annie's Boobs even came out at SDCC.


Also this week Farscape creator Rockne O'Bannon will premiere his creepy Cult series.


Adventure Time (7:30 PM, Cartoon Network)
Fionna and Cake and cake are back with Prince Gumball (voiced by Neil Patrick Harris) and a brand new gender swapped character. Take a look at the character Marshall Lee who is voiced by Donald Glover.

Reprising his role as Prince Gumball from season three's much-loved gender switch episode "Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake," Emmy® Award-Winning Actor Neil Patrick Harris will join Donald Glover, as Marshall Lee, the musical male counterpart to fan favorite Marceline the Vampire Queen in "Bad Little Boy." In this special episode, the princesses are sick and tired of Ice King's crazy Fionna and Cake stories, so Marceline stops by the Ice Kingdom to show him how it's done.

Continuum (8:00 PM, Syfy):
The Liber8 freedom fighters are up to no good, kidnapping the CEO of Exotrol, Henrietta Sherman. Kagame puts the decision to kill or free his hostage to an Internet vote.

Being Human (9 PM, Syfy):
The Bubble Boy begs Aidan to make him immortal... but then what will happen to The Chin's meal ticket? Plus Sally finally realizes that she should have left Boston a long time ago.

Lost Girl (10 PM, Syfy): Kenzi convinces the others to imprison Bo in the Dal Riata. But that's not the REAL Kenzi!

Also on TV tonight: The Regular Show at 8 PM on Cartoon Network followed by a new episode of MAD. There's a new Crash & Bernstein at 8:30 PM on Disney XD. Plus The Following at 9 PM on Fox. There's also a brand new Castle on ABC at 10 PM.


Cult (9 PM, CW):

The season premiere of Rockne O'Bannon's majorly meta TV show. It's a show about a show about a fictitious cult group. A show so popular it has its own secret cult following. A reporter gets tangled in the strange world of Billy Grimm and he's creepy Cult show after his brother (a huge fan of the show) goes missing.

Lots of wacky reality TV today like Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan on BBCA at 10PM. Which, yes, this is a show about the hobbit actor Dominic traveling around and playing with bugs. Doomsday Preppers on NGC at 9 PM, Dual Survival on Discovery at 9 PM. Also on TV tonight: Looney Tunes Show and a new Level Up!.


Arrow (8 PM, The CW):
The Green Arrow versus NECK BOMBS!

Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) tells Oliver (Stephen Amell) he's all work and no play, so he asks Detective McKenna (guest star Janina Gavankar) on a date. A jewel thief named Dodger (guest star James Callis) hits Starling City and targets someone very close to Oliver. Meanwhile, while working with Laurel (Katie Cassidy), Thea (Willa Holland) gets her purse stolen by a very fast pickpocket named Roy Harper (guest star Haynes). Moira (Susanna Thompson) makes a move against Malcom (John Barrowman)


Dragons: Riders of Berk (8 PM, Cartoon Network):

Hiccup and Snotlout struggle to find their way back from Outcast Island. Which is not a magical island for awesome vampire people who wear sunglasses, unfortunately. But there are still dragons, and that's OK.

The Neighbors (8:30 PM, ABC):

All we could find on this episode was the title, which is a doozy. "Larry Bird presents an oscar(r)-winning film by Larry Bird." Looks like the aliens are getting into the picture business.

Supernatural (9 PM, The CW):
Sam and Dean get a puppy! Sort of. But this episode is less about dogs and more about a police officer who started using magic to solve his cases.

"Man's Best Friend With Benefits" - A police officer named Kevin (guest star Christian Campbell), who turned to witchcraft after working a case with Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), is plagued by nightmares in which he murders innocent people. However, when the murders actually happen, Sam and Dean are called in by Kevin's "familiar" (guest star Mishael Morgan) to help —— but the brothers aren't sure they want to save a witch.


Also on TV tonight: The Americans on FX. And there's a new Nova on PBS at 9 PM, titled "Mind of A Rampage Killer." Ahem, RAMPAGE!


The Vampire Diaries (8 PM, The CW):
How do vampires deal with grief? Very poorly. Watch Elena go bananas over her darling brother Jeremy.

When Stefan (Paul Wesley) arrives back in Mystic Falls with Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), Caroline (Candice Accola) is immediately worried about Elena's state of mind. Stefan reaches out to Dr. Fell (guest star Torrey DeVitto) and Matt (Zach Roerig) for help. Still on the island, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) relays somber news to Rebekah (Claire Holt), and is surprised at her reaction. Together, Damon and Rebekah learn an unexpected bit of recent history from Vaughn (guest star Charlie Bewley). Everyone is horrified when Bonnie reveals the rest of Shane's (guest star David Alpay) plan. Finally, after Damon does his best to help her, Elena comes up with a plan of her own.

Community (8 PM, NBC):
"Conventions of Space and Time" is going to be HUGE for die hard Greendalers. The gang goes to an Inspector Spacetime convention! And since we can't find a single video of this new episode (which is frustrating) we can tell you that BSG's Tricia Helfer will be guest starring in Thursday's episode. Fingers crossed for light-up spine sex jokes!

Zero Hour (8 PM, ABC)
After last week's totally insane premiere stuffed with nightmares, Nazi babies and completely unhinged conspiracy theories we're totally ready for episode 2. Hank is still searching for his wife and unraveling mystery after mystery.

"Face" - An explosive start to Hank's search for his wife, Laila, brings him and 'Beck' to a near-death confrontation with White Vincent, who slips away in the Canadian Tundra. Now faced with more questions than answers - not just about his wife, but about his own existence - the search is on for the next clock. Determined to unlock the next clue in the hope that it will bring him closer to understanding his past and the woman he loves, Hank and Beck set course for India, where Hank is confronted with a bombshell discovery. Meanwhile, Rachel and Arron chase another path, which reveals the final journey of the mysterious Rose Commandant.

Beauty and the Beast (9 PM, The CW):
Cat's friends hate Vincent so much that they STAGE AN INTERVENTION. Oh lordy.

"Tough Love" - After a dinner where Cat (Kristin Kreuk) introduces Vincent (Jay Ryan) to Heather (Nicole Gale Anderson) ends badly, Heather enlists Tess (Nina Lisandrello) to stage an intervention with Cat. Evan (Max Brown) receives an interesting proposition that could change the course of his cross species investigation and at an event to honor Joe, Heather goes missing and Vincent is forced to make a tough decision that saves her life.

Person of Interest (9 PM, CBS):
Reese and Finch find a sexy lady crime fighter who just so happens to take out terrorists before they commit a crime. It's not a coincidence that they both have the same abilities, because they are both working for the same "entity." But what does that really mean? And can there be only one team?

"Relevance" guest starring Sarah Shahi - A lethal and sexy government operative who tracks and stops terrorist threats before they occur finds herself on the run — and the new focus of Reese and Finch's attention. However, their pursuit proves to be their most formidable when they discover that her remarkable skillset equals their own, on.

Archer (10 PM, FX):
A snake bites Archer in a very special area. Cue the aligator people hallucinations.


Also on TV tonight: On CBS, there's a new Big Bang Theory, and then Elementary at 10 PM.


Touch (8 PM, Fox):
Kiefer Sutherland makes awesome threats about harming his son. Would anyone else watch an entire episode where Sutherland just goes around town threatening people? "A 10 dollar credit card limit... that's absurd. What sort of monster ARE YOU?"

"Perfect Storm" - Unforeseen developments at Aster Corp. force Martin to make a nail-biting decision and strike a deal with someone unexpected. Meanwhile, Lucy visits the police with new information about Amelia's kidnapping, and Avram (guest star Bodhi Elfman) spots Guillermo in New York and warns Martin and Jake that he's on the hunt for them.

Merlin (10 PM, Syfy):
When Merlin agrees to help a young Druid boy he's forced out of Camelot. Which is exactly what this seemingly innocent Druid wants from Merlin.


Also on TV tonight: A new Portlandia will air on IFC at 10 PM.


Star Wars: The Clone Wars (9:30 AM, Cartoon Network):
Wonderfully titled, "To Catch a Jedi" the latest episode follows Ahsoka who's on the lam and in bad company with Asajj Ventress. Ahsoka makes a bad deal with the Sith in hopes of proving her innocence.


DC Nation (10 AM, Cartoon Network):
 Green Lantern and Young Justice circle the drain in their last few episodes.

Also on TV today: A new TMNT will air at 7 PM on Cartoon Network. Power Rangers: Megaforce will air at 1 PM on Nickelodeon, which will be followed by Supah Ninjas on Nickelodeon at 8:30 PM.



Once Upon a Time (8 PM, ABC):
This week Once will bring back Ginnifer Goodwin's junior clone Bailee Madison for a flashback about baby Snow White. Meanwhile adult Snow White will go head-to-head with Cora and Hook gets his revenge on the Crocodile.

The Walking Dead (9 PM, AMC):

The Governor made his presence known, but now what? Will he return with his small army to take the prison? Or will Rick stop wasting our time chasing Lori phantom and resume his spot as leader of the group. But then again, does anyone want a crazy person leading their gang?

"Rick and the group are forced to make a decision now that their safety is no longer guaranteed. Andrea feels uncomfortable now that Woodbury has become a police state."


Also on TV today: Fox rolls out the animated goodies, starting at 7:30 PM.

Sources: Futon Critic and various TV studio press releases.




Is it just me, or has this season of Community been...not good? I think that's the term I'm looking for. I won't say horrible because it's still watchable. But for the laughs, I don't remember laughing once last week.