This Week's TV: Game of Thrones and Doctor Who return, but are you willing to give Revolution another chance?

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Poor Revolution. It just wants to be loved. And with the endless break between the fall and spring episodes, Revolution's had ample chance to make some improvements. So will you give the NBC's "lights-out" drama one-fiftieth of the attention you're saving for Doctor Who and Game of Thrones? Also on TV this week: the launch of the stylish and intense Orphan Black on BBC America. The Walking Dead finale. And the Adventure Time episode you've been waiting for!.



Max Steel (4 PM, Disney):

The debut of a brand new CG animated series, based on the Mattel action figures and the TV show that aired from 2000 to 2002. According to Disney:

Max Steel story revolves around the trials and tribulations of a teen hero named Maxwell McGrath and his out-of-this-world alien companion, Steel. Both have super strengths and powers, Max with Turbo energy and Steel with alien intellect. When they combine forces to create Max Steel, the ultimate superhero is unleashed — unlocking their inner heroes.

Adventure Time (7:30 PM, Cartoon Network):

The episode we've all been waiting for, since last year's Simon/Marceline duet. In "Simon and Marcy," we get "a look at what Ice King and Marceline were like 996 years ago." Check out a clip above! There's also anew Regular Show and stuff.

Being Human (9 PM, Syfy):

This episode has the hilarious title, "If I Only Had Raw Brain." Also, Josh runs into a vampire stripper!

Revolution (10 PM, NBC):

So are you excited about this show? I have a feeling tonight's episode will probably be pretty decent, in an attempt to win back viewers who have strayed somewhat. They're calling this episode "The Stand," which is gutsy in itself. Here's what's going on:

A POWERED-UP MONROE ATTEMPTS TO WIPE OUT THE REBELS - Miles (Billy Burke) leads the rebel squad out of Philadelphia and away from Monroe's (David Lyons) helicopters and machine guns. Meanwhile, a guilt-ridden Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) tries to redeem herself by providing power to the rebels, but once again must leave her children, Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Danny (Graham Rogers), behind. As if there wasn't enough heat, romantic sparks ignite between Miles and Nora (Daniella Alonso).

Check out a couple of sneak peeks above.

Lost Girl (10 PM, Syfy):

Fresh off her stint on Chuck, Linda Hamilton is guest-starring as "a tough, sexy and ruthless assassin who has enjoyed a storied and deadly career." Bo and the gang are hunting a serial killer fae who preys on young people, and Bo gets some news that's hard for her to take.

Also on TV tonight:

Disney has a new Slugterra at 3:30 PM. There's a new Crash & Bernstein at 8:30 PM on Disney XD, and a new House of Anubis on Teennick. Plus The Following at 9 PM on Fox. There's also a brand new Castle on ABC at 10 PM.



Not much on tonight. Be with your families.

Also on TV tonight: Disney has a new Slugterra at 3:30 PM, followed by a new Max Steel And at 8:30 PM, there's another new House of Anubis on Teennick. Science has a couple specials: "Transit of Venus" and "The Definitive Guide to Aliens - How to Prepare" at 9 PM and 10 PM. There's a new Doomsday Preppers at 9 PM on National Geographic, followed by a new Apocalypse 101. Syfy has a new Face Off at 9 PM, followed by a new Robot Combat League.



Arrow (8 PM, The CW):

It's all subplots, all the time! Co-written by Buffy/Warehouse 13 MVP Drew Z. Greenberg:

OLIVER MUST SAVE ROY HARPER FROM A MURDERER — An angry resident of The Glades who calls himself “The Savior” (guest star Christopher Redman) embarks on a kidnapping and killing spree to punish those he believes have wronged the residents of his neighborhood. To make things worse, he broadcasts these murders online and claims he was inspired by Arrow’s (Stephen Amell) vigilantism. Oliver is horrified by this statement and vows to stop “The Savior,” but his manhunt in intensified after Thea (Willa Holland) comes to him in tears and tells him Roy (guest star Colton Haynes) has been kidnapped. Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is surprised when her father (Paul Blackthorne) starts to believe her mother’s (guest star Alex Kingston) claim that Sara is still alive. Meanwhile, Malcom (John Barrowman) tells Moira (Susanna Thompson) to find the person responsible for his attempted murder.


The Neighbors (8:30 PM, ABC):

The season finale! Guest-starring George Takei and Mark Hamill, to up this show's science fiction cred a bit. It may be time for the Zabvronians to return home at last.

Supernatural (9 PM, The CW):

We're getting back to one of the show's core ideas: whether it's okay to raise kids to hunt monsters.

SAM AND DEAN RUN ACROSS A NEW AND UNUSUAL TEAM OF HUNTERS — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate some recent vampire kills and are surprised to learn Krissy Chambers (guest star Madison McLaughlin) is involved. They find Krissy and learn her father was killed and she’s been taken in by a man named Victor (guest star Adrian Hough), who has taken in a group of orphan kids to teach them how to hunt. Victor is helping the teenagers find the vampires who took their parents so they can get revenge. Sam is intrigued by Victor’s method of giving the teenagers a home life as well as a hunting life, but Dean is suspicious of Victor’s motives.


Also on TV tonight: Disney once again has a new Slugterra at 3:30 PM, followed by a new Max Steel. Cartoon Network has a new episode of Legends of Chima: The Warrior Within at 8 PM. Plus there's another new House of Anubis on Teennick at 8:30 PM. There's the 100th episode of Psych at 10 PM on USA.


The Vampire Diaries (8 PM, The CW): Yay, Elijah's back!

RACE FOR THE CURE — Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) take off in search of Katherine (also played by Nina Dobrev) and find themselves in a small town in Pennsylvania, where Elena has a surprising encounter with another old acquaintance — Elijah (guest star Daniel Gillies). Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) are both concerned about Elena’s state of mind and are determined to do what’s best for her, but she makes it clear that helping her will be difficult. Damon is not sure how to react when Stefan reveals his unexpected plan for the future. Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) receives Caroline’s (Candice Accola) reluctant help and comes to a new understanding of Silas’ powers.

Beauty and the Beast (9 PM, The CW):

Cat is finally ready to level with Tess about all the stuff she's been keeping secret — but is it too late? And what's she going to tell Mohinder?


Archer (10 PM, FX):

Sort of timely — Archer has to rescue the Pope from an assassination plot, using Woodhouse as a decoy.


Also on TV tonight: Cartoon Network has a new Annoying Orange at 7:30 PM, followed by a new Incredible Crew. Yet again, there's a House of Anubis on Teennick at 8:30 PM. There's a new Forecasting The End on the Weather Channel, focusing on volcanoes.


Transformers Prime (7:30 PM, The Hub):

Still dealing with the aftermath of the big attack on the Autobot base. This time around: " With the Autobots still separated from each other, Wheeljack makes a desperate move."


Cult (9 PM, The CW):

We've done deprogramming, now we're on to weird roofies.

Skye (Jessica Lucas) collapses the morning after the “Cult” fan party, suffering a serious reaction to the drug she was slipped. The doctors urge Jeff (Matt Davis) to locate a sample of the drug so they can find a way to reverse its effects in order to save Skye’s life. Detective Sakelik (guest star Aisha Hinds “Weeds”) arrives at the hospital but refuses to help. Jeff suspects that the drug might be hidden at her place so he takes matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, inside Skye’s hallucinogenic state, Billy (Robert Knepper), Kelly (Alona Tal) and Skye’s father Quentin (guest star Obba Babatunde) encourage Skye to give up and stop searching for the truth.


Grimm (9 PM, NBC):

Do you think this show's version of Rumpelstiltskin can possibly measure up to Robert Carlyle?

'GRIMM' TAKES ON THE TALE OF RUMPELSTILTSKIN WHEN A MYSTERIOUS KILLER TARGETS A VIDEO GAME COMPANY — When a gruesome homicide brings an office party to a screeching halt, Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) find themselves battling a Wesen on a completely new platform - online. Meanwhile, Juliette's (Bitsie Tulloch) mysterious hallucinations finally start to take shape, giving them a whole new meaning.


Touch (9 PM, Fox):

This show is basically already canceled, but we're finishing out the season anyway, I guess. This time around, Kiefer Sutherland is reunited with his 24 co-star Annie Wersching, who plays the estranged daughter of one of Dr. Teller's patients — who's on death row, scheduled to be executed in a few hours, and he won't talk to Martin unless he's reunited with his daughter first. I love how on television, people on death row are always a few hours away from execution.


Also on TV tonight: There's are two episodes of Alien Dawn at 10 PM on Nicktoons.


Doctor Who (8 PM, BBC America):

Doctor Who is back, after a very short 2012 season. This is the first of eight episodes in a row, and we already posted our spoiler-free review of it here. Suffice to say, it's a creepy romp in which Steven Moffat hits on many of his greatest hits. Check out a couple clips above.

Orphan Black (9 PM, BBC America):

And stick around after the Doctor for this brand new series, debuting on BBC America. We watched the first episode, and it's stylish and messed up and awesome, and full of weird mysteries — but it never stops being about the characters and their incredibly tawdry lives. There is a lot of cocaine. And it's set in Canada! Definitely worth having a look at. Here's what BBC America says about it:

Tatiana Maslany (The Vow, Picture Day) ... portrays Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman, "Beth," who looks just like her. Sarah takes her identity, her boyfriend and her money. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones... but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers.


Also on TV today: A new Ben 10: Omniverse on Cartoon Network at 9 AM ("Rad"). A new Power Rangers: Megaforce on Nickelodeon at 1 PM.


Ultimate Spider-Man (11 AM, Disney XD):

The Green Goblin is back! And he has a plan to turn Spider-Man into his "perfect weapon" — but Carnage gets in the way. The way Carnage so often does.


Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisted (7 PM, BBC America):

Learn about the first three actors to star in classic Doctor Who, with three one-hour specials focusing on William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee. The Pertwee one is debuting tonight, but they're all pretty new.

Game of Thrones (9 PM, HBO): Check out a couple clips! So now that we've had the big climactic battle and King's Landing has been saved, everybody can relax. Right? There will probably be some kind of ceremony, like at the end of the original Star Wars, where Tyrion and Bronn will walk up and have medals put on them. And meanwhile, Sansa will get to go home, and she'll get a pony. Right? Here's what HBO says:

Jon is brought before Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, while the Night's Watch survivors retreat south. In King's Landing, Tyrion asks for his reward. Littlefinger offers Sansa a way out. Cersei hosts a dinner for the royal family. Daenerys sails into Slaver's Bay.

The Walking Dead (9 PM, AMC):

And here's the season finale — you should just watch this and Game of Thrones simultaneously, using a split-screen thing. Pretend it's one coherent story. Here's what to expect: "Rick and the group have to seriously consider if the prison is worth defending as The Governor's impending attack looms over their heads."


Also on TV today: Animal Planet has the season finale of Finding Bigfoot at 10 PM. Sources: Futon Critic, MSN TV, TV Guide, and various TV studio press releases.


I am the Lawr

what to watch makes me wish there was an (like there's a with the uk shows and times. I'm not sure there would be much else use for it, except that there seems to be a lot of good scifi news coming from the UK right now (ok from the BBC) which might make a local office worthwhile, even if a separate site was not.