This Week's TV: The sport you won't see in the Olympics? Cat Herding

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Thanks to the Olympics, things are quiet in the land of TV this week, but there are a handful of new episodes to watch between speed skating heats. Jeri Ryan joins Helix; we find out who's still alive on The Walking Dead; Almost Human zooms in on one of its female characters; and the Mythbusters attempt to literally herd cats. Check out all of this week's TV clips and details below!



Adventure Time (7 PM, Cartoon Network)

After Flame King breaks out of his prison and takes over the Flame Kingdom, Flame Princess asks Finn for help. But will Finn be able to keep his cool around his old flame?

Almost Human (8 PM, Fox)

Looks like we won't be picking the John Larroquette plot line back up this week; instead we get an episode focused on Valerie Stahl:

When Det. Kennex and Dorian investigate the simultaneous and sudden deaths of two genetically-enhanced - or "chrome" - children, a fatal dose of the perfect designer drug appears to be the cause. As the investigation unfolds and a recent drowning victim is mysteriously connected, the case takes an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Kennex endures painful flashes from the past and pays a visit to the recollectionist.

Bitten (8 PM, Syfy)

If you're a big fan of werewolves, you're in luck; our wolfy shows are among the few not on hiatus this week. We learn Elena's werewolf origins and history with Clay while the plot against the Pack takes on a new target.

Being Human (9 PM, Syfy)

There are more werewolf hijinks on Syfy tonight as the werewolf baby shower turns out to be more than everyone bargained for. Meanwhile, Kat deals with Aidan's confession and Sally witnesses an episode from Aidan's past in the 1920s. Prepare for flapper outfits.

Beauty and the Beast (9 PM, The CW)

The show gets up to romantic drama for Valentine's Day—not that it really needs an excuse:

In an effort to track down Sam's (guest star Tom Everett Scott) captor, Vincent (Jay Ryan) and Cat (Kristin Kreuk) have to work together on Valentine's Day, which forces Cat to evaluate whether she wants to be in a relationship with Gabe (Sendhil Ramamurthy).

Intelligence (10 PM, CBS)

This week, Gabriel and the rest of the team head to Texas, where they must deal with a deadly virus and identify the outbreak's Patient Zero.


Lost Girl (10 PM, Syfy)

Ain't no party like a Dark Fae party? Bo and the gang crash a Dark Fae shindig tonight and Trick is summoned to appear before the mysterious Una Mens.

Teen Wolf (10 PM, MTV)

What's going on with Stiles? The promos for tonight's episode suggest that he's facing some tormentor, but is it a real being or is the terror all in his head?



Johnny Test (7:30 PM, Cartoon Network)

In "Franken Johnny," an accident involving the girls' particle accelerator causes Johnny and Bling Bling to fall to pieces—literally.


Also on tonight: Syfy is running four episodes of Face Off from 5pm-9pm leading up to Tuesday's new episode "In the Shadows" (9pm).


Teen Titans Go! (7:30 PM, Cartoon Network)

Terra accepts Beast Boy's invitation to the Titan's Valentine's Day dance. The catch? She's bent on destroying the Titans and exacting revenge on Beast Boy. Nuts.


Dreamworks Dragons: Defenders of Berk (8 PM, Cartoon Network)

A rogue species of dragon is stealing all of the metal in Berk.

Nova (9 PM, PBS)

The brick dome that tops the Florentine cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore—the Duomo—is a masterwork of bricklaying, one whose properties we don't fully understand today. Watch a team of modern bricklayers use period techniques build an experimental model Duomo to see if they can construct one that won't collapse.



Tumbleweeds are rolling across the Thursday schedule. You could watch the Olympics or fire up Netflix—The Croods was recently added to Watch Instantly in the US.



Helix (10 PM, Syfy)

Jeri Ryan joins the cast as Ilaria CEO Constance Sutton and she's ready to find an antidote at any cost. Is there still a touch of the old Star Trek Borg under that overly cheerful smile?



MythBusters (8 PM, Discovery)

In what sounds like a promisingly goofy episode, the team tests out a trio of idioms: Is herding cats difficult? Is it possible to catch a greased pig? Can you stuff 10 pounds of poop into a 5-pound bag?


Atlantis (9 PM, BBC America)

The show's first series comes to a close this side of the pond. But never fear, Atlantis fans; a second series has been commissioned.

Minos' health continues to fade as Pasiphae's scheming reaches its peak. With the odds stacked against Jason, a shocking revelation exposes the past and could change the course of the future forever.


Space Dandy (11:30 PM, Adult Swim)

This week's episode is titled, "A Race in Space Is Dangerous, Baby."


The Walking Dead (9 PM, AMC)

The former inhabitants of the prison are scattered. Last night we found out what happened to three of our survivors, but where are Beth, Daryl, Maggie, Glen, Tyreese, and the others? Well, Daryl is looking pretty defeated in the clip above.




"Meow, damn you."