TV THIS WEEK: Crisis on Earth-X, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. heads to space, and more

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Nov 27, 2017

Fans have been waiting with bated breath for the next big crossover of DC’s Arrowverse, and the battle with alt-universe Nazis promises to be a doozy. But don’t sleep on the new season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., either — because it’s also pretty great.

The biggest story of the week is arguably the debut of "Crisis on Earth-X," which brings together the casts of Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow for a massive two-night event. The team will face evil doppelgängers, and it looks to be just as fun as it sounds. As if that weren't enough, the event will also feature the long-awaited wedding between Barry and Iris. So yeah, this thing is a massive event. Scheduling note: Arrow will air on Monday this week as part of the event, so set your DVR accordingly.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. also makes its long-awaited return this week on Friday night, with the team freshly transported into space for a new mission. This show has become one of the best sci-fi shows on television the past few years, and this arc promises to up the ante. Alien monsters, twists, humor, and a whole lot of action. If you’ve tuned out in the past, this is the time to come back. Trust us.

There’s also a smattering of fresh stuff across broadcast and cable, with The Orville, Supernatural, Vikings, and Ghost Wars all dropping new episodes, along with several others. Looking to streaming, Hulu’s excellent Runaways adaptation also drops a new episode this week.

Check out our full rundown below, and let us know what you’ll be watching.

Highlights

Supergirl and Arrow (The CW), Monday 8 p.m. - “Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1, Part 2”

NEW: Parts 1 and 2. Barry and Iris's wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes join forces to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth's mightiest heroes – Green Arrow, Supergirl, the Flash, and White Canary – lead their teams into battle to save the world.

 

The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Tuesday 9 p.m. - “Crisis on Earth-X, Parts 3 and 4

NEW: Parts 3 and 4. Barry and Iris's wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes join forces to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth's mightiest heroes – Green Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, and White Canary – lead their teams into battle to save the world.

 

Runaways (Hulu), Tuesday - “Fifteen”

NEW: The parents try to find a solution to PRIDE’s problem, and the kids grapple with a new discovery that yields more questions than answers.

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Friday 8 p.m. - “Orientation Parts 1-2”

SEASON PREMIERE: In the Season 5 premiere, Coulson and the team find themselves stranded on a mysterious ship in outer space.

 

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9 p.m. - "Time For After"

NEW: Negan has to enlist the help of his lieutenants in solving a huge issue facing the Sanctuary; Rick and the group continue to enact the plan.


Monday

Supergirl and Arrow (The CW), Monday 8 p.m. - “Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1, Part 2”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics (AMC), Monday 10 p.m. - “City of Heroes”

NEW: An exploration of how the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York fundamentally changed how comic books are written and superheroes are portrayed.

 

Scorpion (CBS), Monday 10 p.m. - “Crime Every Mountain”

NEW: As Cabe's trial looms over Team Scorpion, a simple case goes sideways when they help a father and his daughter whose plane crashes nearby. Also, Paige helps Walter navigate his feelings about Cabe's possible future in prison.


Tuesday

The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Tuesday 9 p.m. - “Crisis on Earth-X, Parts 3 and 4

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Runaways (Hulu), Tuesday - “Fifteen”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.


Wednesday

Riverdale (The CW), Wednesday 8 p.m. - “Chapter Twenty: Tales From the Darkside”

NEW: Jughead and Archie's friendship is tested after an unexpected call. Meanwhile, Betty and Veronica investigate someone who might be the Black Hood killer. Elsewhere, Josie's secret admirer takes things one step too far.

 

Vikings (History), Wednesday 9 p.m. - “The Departed”

SEASON PREMIERE: In the Season 5 premiere, tensions mount between the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok as the Vikings continue to threaten the very heart of England. As the army moves to take York, with King Aethelwulf and his family still in hiding, Heahmund, the warrior bishop, must rally the Saxons to defend the realm.

 

Mr. Robot (USA), Wednesday 10 p.m. - “Eps3.7_Dont-Delete-Me.Ko”

NEW: Elliot tries to get ghosted.


Thursday

Gotham (Fox), Thursday 8 p.m. - “A Dark Knight: Things That Go Boom”

NEW: Gordon tries to broker a deal with Penguin that involves Sofia. Meanwhile, Alfred tries to pull Bruce out of his teenage angst and downward spiral.

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8 p.m. - “The Scorpion and the Frog”

NEW: Sam and Dean agree to steal a mysterious trunk belonging to a demon named Barthamus in exchange for a locator spell the Winchesters can use to track down Jack.

 

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8 p.m. - “The Bitcoin Entanglement”

NEW: Sheldon tries to teach the guys a lesson after they cut him out of a potentially valuable Bitcoin investment. Also, a 7-year-old video reveals a secret about Leonard and Penny's relationship.

 

Van Helsing (SYFY), Thursday 9 p.m. - “Big Mama”

NEW: As the group struggles with the disappearance of one of its own, they accept sanctuary in a town run by its sheriff and his troops; Dmitri inches closer to achieving his darkest goal.

 

The Orville (Fox), Thursday 9 p.m. - “New Dimensions”

NEW: Discovering that Lt. Lamarr is smarter than he lets on, Kelly pushes Ed to consider him for a key leadership position after the Orville gets damaged by a mysterious spatial anomaly.

 

Ghost Wars (SYFY), Thursday 10 p.m. - “Two Graves”

NEW: To escape the ghost realm, Jimmy must survive a realm no one has ever left before. Intact, that is.


Friday

Blindspot (NBC), Friday 8 p.m. - “This Profound Legacy”

NEW: While Jane struggles to cope with a secret from her past, the team races to prevent an international crisis.

 

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8 p.m. - “CD-ROM + Hoagie Foil”

NEW: Mac and the team follow a group of Indonesian mercenaries who are transporting a lethal amount of stolen nerve gas in the hopes of tracking them to their dangerous leader. Also, Jack confronts Elwood about Riley, and Bozer is pushed to his limit in spy school.

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Friday 8 p.m. - “Orientation Parts 1-2”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Z Nation (SYFY), Friday 9 p.m. - “Frenemies"

NEW: Doc and the group are reunited with Sketchy and Skeezy when they take refuge in a working barbershop full of mysterious, and murderous, characters.

 

The Exorcist (Fox), Friday 9 p.m. - "A Heaven of Hell”

NEW: As Father Bennett and Mouse head west, new details about Mouse's tragic past come to light. With time running out to finish the exorcism, one of the foster children is faced with a difficult choice.

 

Superstition (SYFY), Friday 10 p.m. - “Dr. Dredge M.D.”

NEW: The Dredge returns, but this time he inhabits the body of May's old flame, Dr. Kim; Calvin trains; Garvey grapples with her parents' rekindled romance.


Saturday

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America), Saturday 9 p.m. - “Little Guy, Black Hair”

NEW: The latest episode of BBC America’s quirky, genre-tinged detective series.

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday 9 p.m. - “Wolf Creek Inn”

NEW: The ghost-hunting crew heads to the Wolf Creek Inn.


Sunday

Outlander (Starz), Sunday 8 p.m. - "The Bakra"

NEW: The Artemis finally reaches Jamaica, bringing Jamie and Claire that much closer to their goal. During a lavish ball on the island, the Frasers encounter old allies, as well as former adversaries who threaten to derail their mission.

 

Ghosted (Fox), Sunday 8:30 p.m. - "Haunted Hayride"

NEW: When a young girl goes missing at a haunted hayride, Max and Leroy go undercover to determine if it was a paranormal act or just a publicity stunt. Meanwhile, Barry brainstorms ways to "bro-bond" with Max and Leroy.

 

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9 p.m. - "Time For After"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Last Man on Earth (Fox), Sunday 9:30 p.m. - "Not Appropriate for Miners"

NEW: Todd asks Tandy for parenting advice when he notices Jasper acting more reckless than usual. Meanwhile, Carol and Erica realize that Jasper may be the only potential suitor for their babies.