This week's TV includes Batman and Superman, the Mongolian Death Worm, and Syfy's 200th original movie!

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What's going on with Fauxlivia? We'll find out Friday. But also, this week's television offers a Superman/Batman team-up, the truth about the Mongolian Death Worm, and Lauren Holly and Lance Henriksen fighting a Banshee.


Plus a weird case on House, a Pulp Fiction tribute on Community, an animal supervillain, and more!

Fringe screencap via Fringe Files.


Chuck is back on NBC at 8 PM, and Chuck is faced with a murder inside Castle.

Chuck (Zachary Levi) is put in charge of a top-priority mission, but his leadership skills are pushed to the limit when there is a murder in Castle. Meanwhile, Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) takes on a mission of his own when Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) finds an alarming new hobby. Elsewhere, Morgan's (Joshua Gomez) leadership is also tested when his Buy More troops wage war against Large Mart.

There's also a new episode of the science-oriented House on Fox at 8 PM:

A young homeless man who is a former drug addict is found in a park showing signs of olfactory impairment and horrific scars and burn marks on his chest. With an uncertain identity and the patient's severely worsening conditions, the team looks to the patient's personal records and family history in order to understand his detachment. Meanwhile, Cuddy confides in Wilson and expresses her guilt for ending her relationship with House, and just as the team warms up to the patient, they discover a disturbing secret about the man whose life they saved.

And then The Event is back at 9 PM on NBC, with "A Message Back." And it looks like something scary is happening to the Washington Monument.

THOMAS RECEIVES A TROUBLING MESSAGE — HAL HOLBROOK AND GABRIELLE CARTERIS GUEST STARS — Thomas (Clifton Collins, Jr.) summons Sophia (Laura Innes), Diane Geller (guest star Gabrielle Carteris, "Beverly Hills, 90210"), and the other Sleepers to reveal the contents of the game-changing message he received. With newfound intensity, President Martinez (Blair Underwood) confronts Vice President Ray Jarvis (Bill Smitrovich) about his betrayal. Sean (Jason Ritter) blackmails Vicky (Taylor Cole) into helping him on a mission of vengeance. Elsewhere, Dempsey (guest star Hal Holbrook, "Water for Elephants") continues on his hunt for experimental subjects.

Also at 9 PM, there's Syfy's remake of the British show Being Human, with "Dog Eat Dog." "The vampire elders arrive and Aidan makes a sacrifice to save his friend."

Stargate Universe airs at 10 PM on Syfy with "Alliances." Check out a sneak peek, where Greer and Wray get into a debate over how the Lucian Alliance should have been handled — and then all hell breaks loose.


Syfy is having a Star Trek: Enterprise marathon all day — learn to recognize those Xindi in our midst before they take over.

There's a new No Ordinary Family on ABC at 8 PM, in which Mrs. X (Lucy Lawless) hires an animal-themed supervillain to wipe out the Powell Family. Sorry, no, it's not Scales.

The Powell's lives are in danger when a super-villain with animal-like powers is tasked by Mrs. X (Lucy Lawless) to eliminate the family. Meanwhile, good girl Daphne takes a rebellious step by ditching school with boyfriend Chris to attend a Sara Bareilles music video shoot,; JJ becomes suspicious of Mr. Litchfield's motives when he's presented with different equations from those of the rest of the academic decathlon team; and Katie makes a shocking discovery about Joshua - aka The Watcher.


ABC may be done with V for the time being, but that doesn't mean the entertainment is over. Anyway, at 9 PM Tuesday, ABC is having a special program called Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time, paying tribute to the best action movies, chick flicks, and genre films, as decided by an online poll. Interviewees include Harrison Ford, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Newton-John. (Could it be that Xanadu is getting recognition at last?) This is the show they shortened V's second season for! (Although actually, this two-hour special probably costs way less than an hour of V.)


Sym-Bionic Titan is on Cartoon Network at 7 PM, with "A Family Crisis."

The History Channel has a huge new special, Journey to the Earth's Core, at 9 PM.

Humans have mapped every corner of the globe, from jungles and deserts to the depths of space. Yet we've gone only seven miles below the earth's surface - just one five-hundredth of the way to the core. This documentary goes deeper, delving 4,000 miles down to the heart of the planet.


At 11 PM, SOAPNet has another episode of Being Erica, "Gettin' Wiggy Wit' It."


At 8 PM, there's a new episode of Community on NBC, in which the gang tries to throw Abed a Pulp Fiction-themed party, but he's too busy having a My Dinner With Andre-themed party. Or something.

At 10 PM, there's another episode of the James Bond spoof Archer, on FX, where the breast cancer plot continues:

When Archer discovers the chemotherapy drugs he's been taking for his breast cancer are counterfeit – consisting mainly of sucrose and Zima – he sets out to destroy the criminals behind the scheme. Only this time, it's personal. And also this time, Archer's wearing a colorful headscarf and dragging around an IV stand.



Oxygen is having a Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon all morning and afternoon.

Cartoon Network has a full slate of programs. It starts at 6:30 PM with the third season premiere of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, "The Battle of the Superheroes!" I don't even think this one has appeared overseas yet, unlike two other upcoming episodes. And most excitingly, this episode features Superman as well as his nemesis Metallo. Then at 7:30, there's a new Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, "The Creature From Beyond." That's followed by a new Generator Rex at 8:00 PM, "Mixed Signals."

There's a new Fringe on Fox at 9 PM, "Bloodline," and it's all about grandpa Walternate. Here's the description:

OLIVIA ENDURES LIFE "OVER THERE" ON AN ALL-NEW "FRINGE" FRIDAY, MARCH 25, ON FOX. The intensity of life "over there" accelerates as Olivia finds herself in mortal danger.


And note that this episode features Henry Higgins (Andre Royo.) That should be interesting. The bad news is that Fringe had a huge ratings downturn on Friday, and TV By The Numbers is listing it as "likely to be cancelled." If you want to see where this crazy show is heading, you should definitely break into the houses of any Nielsen families you know and force them to watch at gunpoint.

Meanwhile at 9 PM, National Geographic's Beast Hunter wraps up its first season with an episode about the "Mongolian Death Worm." Which does sound pretty exciting. It's four feet long, it belches slime, and it can electrify its body. Possibly.


At 10 PM, there's a new (to Americans) episode of Merlin on Syfy, "The Sorcerer's Shadow."

Or you could also check out the seventh episode of the crowd-sourced TV show Bar Karma on CurrentTV at 10 PM, "The Arrival."


There's also the first season finale of the Onion News Network on IFC at 10 PM, "American Dream."


The Hub, the cable channel for kids, is having its usual two-hour bloc of cartoons from 7 to 9 (or 4 to 6 on the West Coast.) There's Transformers Prime, G.I. Joe Renegades, Dan Vs. and R.L. Stine's the Haunting Hour: The Series. At least some of those episodes are new.


At 7 PM, Cartoon Network is showing the Underdog movie, starring Jason Lee. Come on, you probably didn't even know there was an Underdog movie. How bad could it be?

At 9 PM, BBC America has the original British version of Being Human, with "Daddy Ghoul."


Click to viewAlso at 9 PM: Syfy's 200th original movie! They're celebrating with Scream of the Banshee from After Dark Films, in which

a college professor opens a mysterious and ornate box discovered hidden in the tunnels under her university, she and her students hear the horrifying scream of a bloodthirsty Banshee. Everyone who hears the scream is fated to die a strange and terrible death. Now the professor, her daughter and a few of her students must try to stop the Banshee.


It stars Lauren Holly and Lance Henriksen.

Also on Saturday: ABC is airing another episode of No Ordinary Family at 10 PM, "No Ordinary Future." This is so they can pre-empt NOF next Tuesday to show a special feature about Dancing with the Stars. And yes, it's a very bad sign for anybody who was getting attached to No Ordinary Family.



Fox has its usual animation bloc, starting with The Simpsons at 8 PM, Bob's Burgers at 8:30, Family Guy at 9, and American Dad at 9:30.


The Science Channel is still re-showing all the original episodes of Joss Whedon's Firefly, with segments featuring physicist Michio Kaku. Tonight, there's "Shindig" at 9 PM and "Safe" at 10 PM.

Sources: San Francisco Chronicle TV section, Futon Critic, TV Guide, and various TV studios.




Weren't there a ton of March Madness games Friday? Might that account for Fringe's ratings drop on Friday?