This Week's TV: Exit Madame Masque, Enter Mr. Freeze

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Gotham begins as Agent Carter ends! The Muppets and Shannara Chronicles close out their seasons with uncertain fates, but Frank Oz returns to voice a CG Yoda on Rebels! It’s a stark time for puppets, but hey, Last Man On Earth is back! And Madchen “Dream Lover” Amick makes a villainous turn on Second Chance! It’s all on This Week’s TV!



Gotham (8PM, Fox)

Mr. Freeze

“Penguin takes a hit for Galavan’s murder, but doesn’t let Gordon off easily. Meanwhile, Gordon and Bullock investigate the body-snatching spree of Victor Fries (guest star Nathan Darrow), one of Gotham’s preeminent cryogenics engineers in the all-new ‘Wrath of the Villains: Mr. Freeze.’”

Great pull quote: “One of the best shows… on television”, says Howard Stern… in some... configuration.

Supergirl (8PM, CBS)


“Kara travels to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude in hopes of learning how to defeat Indigo (Laura Vandervoort), a dangerous being who can transport via the Internet and who has a connection to Kara’s past.”

Indigo is not Mystique. Mystique’s cerulean.

Lucifer (9PM, Fox)

Favorite Son

“Lucifer bails on Chloe when he becomes bored with her investigation into a ruthless biker gang murder. However, when he discovers something was stolen during the crime that was very personal to him, he demands that Chloe let him rejoin the case.”


“Wot containah?”

The Magicians (9PM, Syfy)

The Mayakovsky Circumstance

“Somebody leaves school, Alice and Quentin turn into foxes, and Margo faces off with a Djinn. Welcome to Breakbills South!”


Blindspot (10PM, NBC)

Cease Forcing Enemy

“Jane (Jaimie Alexander) reels from a series of massive revelations about her tattoos and grapples with whether to trust Oscar (guest star Francois Arnaud). Meanwhile, a tattoo leads the team to a shocking discovery in the Black Sea.”


Lost Girl (10PM, Syfy)

Family Portrait

“Bo searches for truth when conflicting versions of her past emerge.”


The Muppets (8PM, ABC)

Generally Inhospitable/Because… Love

“When Miss Piggy breaks her leg rehearsing a dance number, Kermit gathers the crew and they broadcast “Up Late” from the hospital. Back at the studio, Rizzo, Pepe and Yolanda find creative ways to keep Pache occupied so he doesn’t ruin the show while Kermit is out.”

“After her stint in the hospital, Miss Piggy and Kermit reevaluate their relationship, and Kermit turns to Jack White (The White Stripes) for advice.”


One-hour season finale! Or is it the series finale?

Agent Carter (8PM, ABC)

Hollywood Ending

“Peggy needs Howard Stark to eliminate Zero Matter as they are faced with a mission none of them could come back from.”


And they may not! Agent Carter also hasn’t been renewed yet.


The Shannara Chronicles (10PM, MTV)


“Wil and Amberle race to reach the Ellcrys while Allanon and Ander lead the Elvin army in an epic battle against the Dagda Mor and his Demon horde. But the cost of their quest could prove too great, altering everyone’s destinies forever.”


Season finale! Same boat as the last two shows.

Also on TV Tuesday: Teen Wolf (9PM, MTV), Shadowhunters (9PM, Freeform)


Star Wars: Rebels (9PM, Disney XD)

Shroud of Darkness

“Kanan, Ezra and Ahsoka return to the Jedi Temple on Lothal, seeking answers from Yoda about the Inquisitors’ ability to continually track the rebels.”


Frank Oz returns as Yoda!

Also on Wednesday: Face Off (9PM, Syfy)


You, Me and the Apocalypse (8PM, NBC)

Home Sweet Home

“After Jamie’s (Mathew Baynton) biological mother dies, Jude (Rob Lowe) travels to Slough and tells Jamie about his family history. Meanwhile, Rhonda (Jenna Fischer) eludes police in order to reunite with her own family in Virginia. Scotty (Kyle Soller) is forced to commit a crime in order to save Rhonda from the police. Finally, Ariel (Mathew Baynton) convinces Sutton (Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones”) to kidnap Jamie’s daughter.”


That synopsis thinks we wouldn’t know who Diana Rigg is. Well, I guess she’s no “Mathew Baynton”...

Legends of Tomorrow (8PM, CW)


“After receiving a distress call from another timeship stranded in space, Rip (Arthur Darvill) decides to answer the call in order to use the other ship’s computer to track Savage (guest star Casper Crump). The team is suspicious and warns him this could be a trap but he moves forward with his plan. Ultimately, the team was right and they have to battle time pirates. With most of the team captured, it is up to Professor Stein (Victor Garber) to rescue them all.”


Time pirates? Please and thank you.

The 100 (9PM, CW)


“Lexa (guest star Alycia Debnam-Carey, “Fear the Walking Dead”) tries to maintain peace and order within the clans, and Clarke (Eliza Taylor) uncovers a strange and game-changing truth. Meanwhile, a flashback takes us into the darker chapter of humanity’s past. Paige Turco, Isaiah Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Richard Harmon and Ricky Whittle also star. Dean White directed the episode written by Javier Grillo-Marxauch.”


Colony (10PM, USA)

From the Cold

“A high-ranking Resistance member is ready to cut a deal; Katie receives a second chance; and Bram proposes a risky journey outside the colony walls.”


“If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face.

Also on Thursday: Clarence (5PM, Cartoon Network), We Bare Bears (7PM, Cartoon Network), Vikings (10PM, History)


Lego Bionicle: The Journey to One (Netflix, 3:01AM)

Bionicle: the cooooooool Legos!

Sleepy Hollow (8PM, Fox)

Dark Mirror

“As a monster resembling the fabled New Jersey Devil ravages SLEEPY HOLLOW, Crane must draw on his past to find the connection. Meanwhile, Jenny and Joe stumble as they navigate their new relationship and Abbie continues to struggle with the aftermath of her trauma.”


“A menagerie of evil!” What Ichabod is describing is clearly a manticore; the Jersey Devil was more like a hammer-headed bat.

The Vampire Diaries (8PM, CW)

I Would For You

“While Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Valerie (guest star Elizabeth Blackmore) search for a magical herb that can keep him hidden from Rayna (guest star Leslie-Anne Huff), Damon (Ian Somerhalder) comes up with his own plan to take her down for good. However, while at The Armory, Bonnie (Kat Graham) makes a shocking discovery about Rayna that brings Damon’s plan to a screeching halt. Elsewhere, a conversation with Caroline (Candice King) leaves Stefan questioning their future together, while Matt (Zach Roerig) decides it may be time to truly take a stand against the vampires of Mystic Falls. Finally, as the season’s middle chapter draws to a close, Damon’s desire to take himself out of the game ramps up as he races to complete unfinished business with Stefan and Bonnie.”


The Originals (9PM, CW)

An Old Friend Calls

“When Klaus (Joseph Morgan) learns that Cortez (guest star Matt Cedeno), an old vampire with a vendetta against him, has arrived in New Orleans, he finds himself forced to deal with this new threat. Meanwhile, when Cortez begins threatening the lives of innocent residents, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) has no choice but to help the vengeful vampire in his plan to take down Klaus. Elsewhere, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) turns to Davina (Danielle Campbell) for her help after several Strix members turn up missing, and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) confronts Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) after learning that she’s been dealing with Jackson’s death in a destructive way.”


Grimm (9PM, NBC)

Key Move

“Newly gained artifacts take Nick (David Giuntoli) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) closer to the source of a long-gestating mystery. Elsewhere, Black Claw makes a deadly move that will send Portland into disarray.”


Second Chance (9PM, Fox)

May Old Acquaintance Be Forgot

“Pritchard’s past comes back to haunt him. 20 years ago, Pritchard covered up a murder committed by a drug lord’s girlfriend, who happened to be his confidential informant at the time. Instead of staying on the right side of the law after Pritchard helped her elude the crime, 20 years later she has turned into a major drug dealer (guest star Madchen Amick). So now, Pritchard is determined to set things straight. Meanwhile, Mary’s cancer is in remission but she and Otto are at odds over Pritchard, and Otto wants to find a new blood donor for her. Also, Gracie starts dating an older guy.”


Madchen Amick guest stars as a notorious murderer turned drug dealer! “Also, Gracie starts dating an older guy.” Chills!

Also on Friday: Lego Friends (3:01AM, Netflix), Animals (11:30PM, HBO)


Darkman (8PM, El Rey)

Still one of the best superhero movies.

Svengoolie Presents Phantom of the Opera (10PM, MeTV)

Also on Saturday: Transformers: Robots in Disguise (6:30AM, Cartoon Network), Pokemon: XYZ (7AM, Cartoon Network), Bunnicula (9:30AM, Cartoon Network) Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! (10:30AM, Cartoon Network), Power Rangers: Dino Super Charge (12PM, Nickelodeon), Mixels (5PM, Cartoon Network), Game Shakers (8PM, Nickelodeon) Black Sails (9PM, Starz), Beowulf (10PM, Esquire)


Guardians of the Galaxy (8:30AM, Disney XD)

Stuck in the Metal With You

“The Guardians find the Asgardian Destroyer Armor that leads to an epic battle pitting the Destroyer Armor against Drax the Destroyer.”


Ultimate Spider-Man vs The Sinister Six (9AM, Disney XD)

Iron Vulture

“Spider-Man must stop Doc Ock from eliminating Norman Osborne.”

The Walking Dead (9PM, AMC)

Not Tomorrow Yet

“Rick and the group realize the only way to maintain the peace of Alexandria is to fight a new enemy. This time, though, our group might be outmatched.”


The Last Man on Earth (9:30PM, Fox)

Pitch Black

“Mike Miller’s (guest star Jason Sudeikis) space capsule careens through the sky toward Earth, finally putting him on the same planet as his big brother, Phil/Tandy (Will Forte). Mike thinks he is the last man on earth, but who knows what or whom he might encounter!”


Also on Sunday: Bob’s Burgers (7:30PM, Fox), Mythbusters (8PM, Science Channel), Quantico (10PM, ABC), Comic Book Men (12AM, AMC)

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