This Week's TV: Penny Dreadful Returns, and Our Hearts May Not Be Able To Stand It

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Dalton! Green! All your Penny Dreadful favorites are back for season three! Gear up for the season finales of Limitless and Lucifer, while Reign returns from a brief hiatus and Game of Thrones continues to tease us about Jon Snow’s fate. And who’s going to bite it on Agents of SHIELD? Find out, perhaps, on This Week’s TV!



Reign (8PM, CW)


“Mary (Adelaide Kane) must find a powerful suitor to align herself with as Charles’ (guest star Spencer MacPherson) impending Coronation looms. Lola (Anna Popplewell) stumbles upon the identity of Elizabeth’s (Rachel Skarsten) poisoner, while Catherine (Megan Follows) becomes a new kind of victim for the castle’s serial killer.”

12 Monkeys (9PM, SYFY)


“An attempt to destroy the virus alters the future, stranding Cole in the year 2016 with an unstable Jennifer Goines, who may or may not be his key to getting home. Meanwhile, Jones and Railly deal with the consequences of the changed timeline; at the same time, they contend with Ramse as the temporal facility’s newest prisoner. “

Lucifer (9PM, FOX)

Take Me Back to Hell

“When Lucifer is framed for murder, he and Chloe must work together to clear his name and prove the identity of the true killer.”


Season finale!

Damien (10PM, A&E)

Here Is Wisdom

“Damien tries to control his fate, which culminates in a bloody confrontation. Elsewhere: Simone and Greta meet Veronica and Shay loses a witness.”


Blindspot (10PM, NBC)

In The Comet Of U

“When a school shooting breaks out during the investigation of a tattoo, the team splits up to take down the shooter. Mayfair (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) copes with some issues from her past.”


Also on Monday: Bates Motel (9PM, A&E), Turn (9PM,AMC), Heart of a Dog (9PM, HBO), Bitten (11PM, SYFY)


The Flash (8PM, CW)

Back to Normal

“A meta-human with super strength named Griffin Grey (guest star Haig Sutherland) mistakes Harry for Earth-1 Harrison Wells and kidnaps him, demanding that Wells cure him from his current condition. Realizing another brilliant Wells could help track Griffin’s location, Barry asks Jesse to help. Meanwhile, Wally corners Joe about The Flash.”


The evil Griffin debuts!

Containment (9PM, CW)

I To Die, You To Live

“While Lex (David Gyasi) attempts to maintain control outside the cordon, he learns that a young woman, who had close contact with an infected patient, is unaccounted for. With limited resources available, Lex is forced to enlist help from Jake (Chris Wood), whose growing resentment towards Lex for getting him trapped inside is causing him to spiral. Elsewhere, Katie (Kristen Gutoskie) attempts to keep it together as she keeps a watchful eye over her students, while Teresa (Hanna Mangan Lawrence) is devastated to learn that her friends may have been exposed to the virus. Finally, Jana (Christina Moses), who has learned that her best friend Suzy (guest star Nadine Lewington) is also trapped inside the cordon, rations out their limited food as they wait out the 48-hour quarantine.”


Agents of SHIELD (9PM, ABC)


“The S.H.I.E.L.D. team is left reeling and decimated as Hive continues to sway Inhumans to his side. But there is a sliver of hope as Agents Fitz and Simmons follow a lead that may be able to stop the maniacal Inhuman once and for all.”


You heard the man: Someone will die!

Limitless (10PM, CBS)

Finale: Part Two!

“Following a stunning betrayal to their team, Brian and the FBI race to stop an NZT-enabled Sands and his associates from orchestrating an international incident. Also, Brian experiences devastating side effects when his NZT immunity starts to wear off.”


Season finale!

Stitchers (10PM, FREEFORM)

The Dying Shame

“After a Chinese pop star is murdered, her bodyguard Mei Ling is accused of negligence in letting the crime happen. But when Kirsten stitches in, she realizes the bodyguard was poisoned before the singer died. The team now has to race against the clock to find the murderer before Mei Ling is sent back to China to face charges. Kirsten has to answer questions from her friends about her obsession with finding Daniel Stinger, but finally makes progress on her search. Meanwhile, Cameron is nervous when Kirsten tells him she wants to meet Nina, and Camille continues to cross paths with Liam.”


Also on Tuesday: Space’s Deepest Secrets (9PM, SCIENCE), Life After Chernobyl (10PM, ANIMAL)


Pandora’s Box (8PM, TCM)

Arrow (8PM, CW)

Canary Cry

“Oliver and the team struggle to come to terms with Laurel’s death, especially Diggle who is overwhelmed with guilt for choosing to believe Andy (guest star Eugene Byrd) had changed. Meanwhile, Lance refuses to believe his daughter is really gone and asks Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) to help bring her back. A recent Black Canary sighting in Star City only seems to prove his theory that Laurel isn’t actually dead.”


Canary cry… =(

Supernatural (9PM, CW)

The Chitters

“In a small town in Colorado, mysterious disappearances happen every 27 years. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) head to the town to investigate and meet two hunters who have a personal vendetta against these once-in-a-generation monsters.”


A timely killer cicada episode!

Also on Wednesday: Lucha Underground (8PM, El Rey), Flying Monsters With David Attenborough (8PM, SMITHSONIAN)


Legends of Tomorrow (8PM, CW)


“Rip (Arthur Darvill) takes the team to London in the year 2166, three months before his family is killed. He believes this to be their final opportunity to take out Savage (Casper Crump) who is, unfortunately, at the height of his power. However, the team discovers two key elements to defeating him - Savage’s daughter (guest star Jessica Sipos) and the means to kill Savage once and for all.”


Think they’re gonna kill Vandal Savage this week?!

The 100 (9PM, CW)

Join Or Die

“Clarke (Eliza Taylor) is on a mission that could change everything. Meanwhile, Murphy (Richard Harmon) gains insight that might prove useful in ensuring his survival. Lastly, Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) reaches a breaking point.”


Archer (10PM, FX)

Bel Panto: Part 1

“Party crashers turn a fundraiser into no laughing matter.”

Orphan Black (10PM, BBC AMERICA)

The Stigmata of Process

“As Sarah reels from the shocking discovery of Neolution’s biotech, she’s desperate to find answers. Always impulsive, she follows a lead into a harrowing encounter that requires the help of a reluctant new player. Eager to assist, Mrs. S strikes an alliance with an old nemesis. Rachel receives a visit from her keeper and takes a fraught step forward towards recovery. Meanwhile, Helena is mistaken for “Mrs. Hendrix” when she answers a visit from suspicious visitors.”


Also On Thursday: Clarence (5PM, CARTOON), Amazing World Of Gumball (5:30PM, CARTOON), Powerpuff Girls (6PM, CARTOON), Teen Titans Go! (6:30PM, CARTOON), We Bare Bears (7PM, CARTOON), Bones (8PM, FOX), River Monsters (9PM, ANIMAL), Finding Bigfoot (10PM, ANIMAL)


The Last Wave/Picnic at Hanging Rock (2PM, TCM)

Peter Weir double feature! Don’t miss it. Followed by 1977’s ABBA: The Movie.

The Vampire Diaries (8PM, CW)

Kill ‘Em All

“With Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) life at stake and an uphill battle ahead of them, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Enzo (Michael Malarkey) lead the charge to save Bonnie before her condition worsens. Stefan (Paul Wesley) reluctantly teams up with Matt (Zach Roerig) for the sake of Bonnie and uncovers the truth behind Matt’s anger towards him. Elsewhere, determined to help her best friend, Caroline (Candice King) joins Alaric (Matt Davis) on a mission and quickly realizes how much she’s missed her former supernatural lifestyle. Finally, after their plan takes an unexpected turn, Damon makes a fateful decision that will forever change his relationship with Bonnie.”


The Originals (9PM, CW)

No More Heartbreaks

“Following a violent encounter that has left Cami’s (Leah Pipes) life hanging in the balance, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is forced to rely on his family and allies to find a cure as he keeps a watchful eye over Cami at the compound. With time running out, Freya (Riley Voelkel) turns to her arsenal of spells, while Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) head to Cami’s apartment to gather a crucial ingredient. Elsewhere, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) travel to the bayou in hopes of bringing back a potential antidote that could save Cami’s life. Finally, Davina (Danielle Campbell) confronts Lucien (guest star Andrew Lees) and learns some heartbreaking information that will change her future with Kol (guest star Nathaniel Buzolic) forever.”


Grimm (9PM, NBC)

The Taming Of the Wu

“Suffering from the bite he sustained, Sgt. Wu becomes entangled in a surprising altercation that may land him in hot water. After meeting the mysterious Bonaparte (guest star Shaun Toub), Adalind is faced with a difficult decision that could change her and Nick’s lives forever. Meanwhile, Hank gets even closer to Zuri (guest star Sharon Leal) and their relationship begins to take shape. Back at HW, Eve senses that a new force may jeopardize the entire operation.”


Wynonna Earp (10PM, SYFY)

Diggin’ Up Bones

“While raiding the trailer park for illicit goodies, Wynonna allows her vengeful temper to get the better of her. The consequence is very badass.”


“The consequence is very badass” is our new catch phrase.

Also On Friday: Angry Planet (7PM, PIVOT)


Outlander (9PM, STARZ)

La Dame Blanche

“Claire and Jamie throw an elaborate dinner party intended to derail investors in Prince Charles’ war effort. Meanwhile, Claire’s revelation that Jack Randall is alive sparks Jamie in an unexpected way as he and Claire struggle to regain their physical intimacy.”


Seduced (8PM, Lifetime)

“Caroline responds to a “Missed Connections” ad on Craigslist, only to realize that her whirlwind romance was a trap, and the man of her dreams is leading a secret life.”


Elisabeth Rohm vs. a cyberstalker!

Svengoolie Presents The Car (10PM, MeTV)

Also On Saturday: Transformers: Robots In Disguise (6:30AM, CARTOON), Pokemon: XYZ (7AM, CARTOON), Transformers: Rescue Bots (8:30AM, DFC), Uncle Grandpa (11:30AM, CARTOON), My Little Pony (11:30AM, DFC), Regular Show (6PM, CARTOON), Adventure Time (7PM, CARTOON), Henry Danger (8PM, NICK), Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (8PM, OVATION)


Soylent Green (2PM, TCM)

Followed by Five Million Years to Earth!

Once Upon a Time (8PM, ABC)


“Next Sunday, the clock is ticking - time is running out. And their one hope of getting home means entering the most dangerous place in hell - a land of no escape!”


Fear The Walking Dead (9PM, AMC)

Blood In the Streets

“The group lets a family in distress board the Abigail; Strand’s past begins to come to light; Nick looks for an associate of Strand’s.”


Game Of Thrones (9PM, HBO)


Bran is back, fans of Bran.

Pretty Little Addict (9PM, LIFETIME)

Another distressing Lifetime movie, this time starring the underestimated Chelah Horsdal (Stargate: SG-1, Man in the High Castle, The Returned, Arrow, Cabin in the Woods, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the clown episode of R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour…etc, etc)!


Penny Dreadful (10PM, SHOWTIME)

The Day Tennyson Died

Here it is, the headliner. Are you ready for another season of Victorian gothic insanity? Is it even possible to be ready?


Also On Sunday: Grantchester (9PM, PBS), Silicon Valley (10PM, HBO), Elementary (10PM, CBS), Robot Chicken (11:45PM, CARTOON), Mike Tyson Mysteries (11:45PM, CARTOON)



Also on TCM Underground this weekend, starting at 2:15 AM Sunday, is a double feature of Larry Cohen movies. First up is a repeat showing of God Told Me To from 1976, followed by the sequel to It’s Alive called It Lives Again (or sometimes under the title It’s Alive Again) from 1978 (which I am not sure if they have shown before).

And this Sunday TCM is running the original The Fly before Soylent Green, then after Quatermass and the Pit they are rounding out their mini SF&F movie block with 1968's Countdown and finishing it with The Uninvited from 1944.