The midseason premieres are kicking off for real this week. There are three brand new shows, and one of them blew our minds when we watched it. Plus the season finale of American Horror Story: Hotel! A full week of new Adventure Time! All this, Quetzalcoatl and microscopic aliens, on This Week’s TV!
Adventure Time (7:30PM, CARTOON)
President Porpoise is missing! A new Adventure Time airs every day this week at 7:30— including a fully stop-motion episode.
The Liquidator (6PM, TCM)
A hard-to-find spy-fi film, starring Rod Taylor, and featuring Jill St. John and Suzy Kendall!
iZombie (9PM, CW)
“Liv is crushed to discover that the lead actor on her favorite show, “Zombie High” has been murdered on set. Meanwhile, Vaughn tests Major’s loyalty, and Ravi delivers bad news. Lastly, Blaine receives an unexpected visitor.”
iZombie finally returns!
Wait, Liv’s favorite show is “Zombie High”? That’d be like if I contracted the Power Ranger Virus, or also if I became a zombie.
Shadowhunters (9PM, FREEFORM)
Series premiere on the newly christened Freeform Network! Cassandra Clare’s beloved novels failed on the big screen, but now they’re getting another shot on television. In Shadowhunters, a reluctant teenager must battle monsters with multiple mouthparts (like the vampires in Blade, or the vampires on the Strain, or the Predator) to rescue her kidnapped mother (just like Spy Kids, the Ewok movie and VR Troopers)!
The Expanse (10PM, SYFY)
“Holden makes an uneasy alliance. Avasarala makes a power play and Miller unearths a major secret.”
An uneasy alliance, a power play, and a major secret...could “strange bedfellows” be far behind?
Teen Wolf (9PM, MTV)
The Shannara Chronicles (10PM, MTV)
“Wil and Amberle are kidnapped by Eretria and Cephalo while returning to the palace. But the Rovers are the least of their worries –Wil must learn how to use the Elfstones before a bloodthirsty Fury kills them all.”
This is a ten o’clock show?
Face Off (9PM, SYFY)
Season ten premieres!
Second Chance (9PM, FOX
“Seventy-five-year-old Jimmy Pritchard (guest star Philip Baker Hall, “Modern Family,” Magnolia) is a shell of his former self. A drinker, a womanizer and a father who always put work before family, Pritchard was forced to resign as L.A. County Sheriff for corrupt conduct more than a decade ago. Now, some 15 unkind years later, he is killed when he stumbles upon a robbery at the home of FBI Agent Duval Pritchard (Tim DeKay, “White Collar”), one of his three children. But death is surprisingly short for Jimmy, who is brought back to life by billionaire tech-genius twins Mary Goodwin (Dilshad Vadsaria, “Revenge”) and her brother, Otto (Adhir Kalyan, “Rules of Engagement”), founders of the social networking empire, Lookinglass. Resurrected as a younger version of himself, with physical abilities of which he never dreamed, a re-animated Pritchard (Rob Kazinsky, “True Blood”) is given a second chance at life. What will he do with it? Will he seek vengeance against those who killed him? Will he try to repair the damage he did to his family? Will he embrace a new sense of purpose or fall prey to old temptations?”
35 is the new 25....?
American Horror Story: Hotel (10PM, FX)
Now that Lady Gaga has gotten a Golden Globe, it’s time for the season finale of American Horror Story: Hotel!
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (10PM, FX)
“Frank falls out the window causing him to think it’s 2006, the gang approaches it as a do-over and attempts to fix their past mistakes.”
Teen Titans Go! (6PM, CARTOON)
“Robin makes the other Titans sell their treasured mementos from past episodes.”
Angel from Hell (9:30PM, CBS)
“Allison asks New Kids On The Block favorite Joey McIntyre to help her patch up a relationship with an old friend as part of a lesson Amy’s trying to teach her about facing her fears.”
Colony (10PM, USA)
“In near-future Los Angeles, life isn’t what it seems. Desperate to find his son, Will Sullivan (Josh Holloway) attempts a daring rescue to bring his family together again. Meanwhile, his wife Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) takes a risk to help her sister (Amanda Righetti) get much needed medicine for her son. Later, Proxy Alan Snyder (Peter Jacobson) presents Will with an ultimatum, and he is faced with a decision that will change his families’ lives forever.”
Series premiere! This is the one that blew us away when we watched the pilot at New York Comic-Con. We’re hoping this could be as good as USA’s other show, Mr. Robot.
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (10PM, IFC)
Three episodes in a row! Just one week after the season premiere, it’s already time for Todd Margaret’s season finale. Find out what’s up with the apocalypse cult that introduces each episode.
Elementary (10PM, CBS)
“Holmes and Watson investigate a homicide in which the victim was murdered in a manner reminiscent of the crimes of an infamous, and already incarcerated, serial killer. Also, Sherlock and Joan tutor Detective Bell for a police sergeant’s exam that would lead to a promotion and a post at another precinct.”
Reign (8PM, CW)
“Mary becomes suspicious of Prince Don Carlos’ true condition and relies on Gideon to help her uncover the truth. Elizabeth makes a shocking discovery which could change the course of her reign over England and forces Dudley to make a tough decision. Meanwhile, Narcisse forces Claude to marry someone of his choosing, against her wishes.”
Kick off your weekend with a reluctant marriage!
Q: The Winged Serpent (3AM, EL REY)
Q is coming! Don’t miss this classic.
Shark Movie Marathon (12: 30PM, EL REY)
Two-Headed Shark Attack (meh…), Jaws (Awesome!) and Super Shark (stars John Schneider and Jimmy J.J. Walker) back-to-back-to back!
From the Earth To the Moon (2PM, TCM)
A very rare Jules Verne adaptation not available on DVD! See it in HD. Followed by Woody Allen’s Sleeper.
Svengoolie Presents King Kong Escapes (10PM, MeTV)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (11AM, NICK)
“When microscopic aliens invade Mikey’s mind, the Turtles have to chase them through the strange world of Mikey’s subconscious.”
Love it or hate it, the Turtles are still traveling through outer space with David Tennant— “I’m sorry, I’m SO sorry!”
Microscopic aliens are super promising—check out Frank Belknap Long’s excellent short story, “The Flame Midget,” for a perfect example!
Galavant (8PM, ABC)
Two episodes, back-to-back!
“Galavant is fed up with Richard after he trades the Jewel of Valencia for a dragon and travels to find the giants on his own. They are not at all what he expected but are willing to help under one condition - he must help them defeat the dwarves. When they met face to face, Galavant is in for not one but two surprises. Roberta steps in to help bring both men to their senses and attempts to resolve the issues between the dwarves and giants. Gareth tells Sid about his feelings for Madalena. Sid warns Gareth against confessing his feelings, but he is determined, which ultimately leads to a dangerous situation for one of the men. Woodworm sends Isabella to Princess Jubilee’s palace to hand deliver her invitation to her wedding. Things don’t go as planned especially when the crown on Isabella’s head is accidentally broken.”
“Just as their travels hit a new low, Galavant, along with Richard and Roberta, stumbles upon his father, Sir Arnold Galavant. While Richard prepares for battle by training at Arnold’s knight school, Galavant learns a few things about the man who abandoned him as a child. Madalena tries to make Gareth’s birthday the best day ever, but his idea of a fun time is getting into a bar fight. Isabella returns to Hortensia and banishes Woodworm. Sid, now a wanted man in Valencia, flees to the Forest of Coincidence where he meets Woodworm. Their chance encounter sparks an evil plan. Sid stabs someone with his sword.”
It’s the busiest half-hour on television!
Robot Chicken (12PM, CARTOON)
“Robot Chicken introduces the next animated mega-hit: The Cheese League! Oprah lands a hot guest: C’thulhu. Galactus needs a new herald. Family Double Dare breaks a few families apart, and Nickelodeon’s Guts teaches a boy to score.”
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