TV THIS WEEK: Doctor Who returns, Class premieres, S.H.I.E.L.D. in the Framework and more

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Apr 10, 2017

With The Walking Dead off until the fall, the big story of this week is the long-awaited return of Doctor Who.

Along with New Who, we also get the premiere of the spinoff series Class, and things get even creepier in a new Bates Motel as the show barrels toward its series finale. There's also a new episode of The Expanse, which pits the crew of the Roci against one another.

Here's our full rundown below, so set your DVR accordingly:

Highlights

Bates Motel (A&E), Monday 10PM - "The Body"

Mother uses tough love to protect Norman; Sheriff Greene begins a murder investigation; and Dylan gets his brother help.

Bates Motel 5x08 Promo "The Body" (HD) Season 5 Episode 8 Promo

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Tuesday 10PM - "Identity and Change"

As Daisy and Simmons struggle to discover an escape route to the real world, the identity of the Inhuman leader of the Resistance is revealed.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 4x17 Sneak Peek "Identity and Change" (HD) Season 4 Episode 17 Sneak Peek

 

The Expanse (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "The Monster and the Rocket"

A discovery pushes Naomi and Holden apart and sets the Roci crew against each other.

The Expanse 2x12 Promo "The Monster and the Rocket" (HD) Season 2 Episode 12 Promo

 

Doctor Who (BBC America), Saturday 9PM - "The Pilot"

Two worlds collide when the Doctor meets Bill. A chance encounter with a girl with a star in her eye leads to a chase across time and space. Bill's mind is opened to a Universe that is bigger and more exciting than she could possibly have imagined.

Who is Bill Potts? | Doctor Who Season 10 | Saturday, Apr 15 @ 9/8c

 

Class (BBC America), Saturday 10:10PM - "For Tonight We Might Die"

The Doctor entrusts four students at Coal Hill Academy with protecting the Earth from sinister forces in the series premiere of this Doctor Who spin-off.

Class: Official Trailer - BBC Three

Monday, April 10

Bates Motel (A&E), Monday 10PM - "The Body"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Scorpion (CBS), Monday 10PM - "Rock Block"

The team must defy the orders of a foreign government after they retrieve an asteroid from space containing DNA strands that could have deadly consequences once exposed.

Scorpion - Rock Block (Sneak Peek 2)

Tuesday, April 11

Face Off (Syfy), Tuesday 9PM - "Tiki Twist"

The final five must create a representation of a Hawaiian god or goddess.

FACE OFF | Season 11, Episode 11: 'Against the Clock' | Syfy

 

iZombie (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Zombie Knows Best"

Liv, Clive and Ravi investigate a fatal car accident and suspect foul play was involved. Starving, Liv and Major consume the brains of the accident victims, a father and his angsty teen daughter. Meanwhile, Clive is questioned about a family that was murdered and is forced to reveal his past history with them; Peyton extends an olive branch to Ravi; and Major hits a road block in his search for Natalie.

iZombie | Inside iZombie: Zombie Knows Best | The CW

 

Cosplay Melee (Syfy), Tuesday 10PM - "War Games" (Season 1 | Episode 4)

The cosplayers take inspiration from video games to create a character set in futuristic warfare.

COSPLAY MELEE | Season 1, Episode 3: 'Rage Against the Machine' | Syfy

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Tuesday 10PM - "Identity and Change"

See more in our Highlights section above.

The Americans (FX), Tuesday 10PM - "Crossbreed"

Gabriel stuns Philip and Elizabeth with a sudden announcement and a crushing revelation about Philip's past. Elsewhere: Stan and Aderholt draw a fly into their web while Oleg and Ruslan ambush their first suspect.

Crossbreed | Season 5 Ep. 6 Trailer | The Americans

Wednesday, April 12

The Magicians (Syfy), Wednesday 9PM - "Ramifications"

Julia, Kady, and Penny each make sacrifices in order to finally face Reynard. Meanwhile, Quentin and Eliot learn a disturbing truth about Fillory.

The Magicians 2x12 Promo "Ramifications" (HD) Season 2 Episode 12 Promo

 

The Expanse Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "The Monster and the Rocket"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Thursday, April 13

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "The Memory Remains"

Sam and Dean investigate a missing person's case in a small town. The lead witness tells them the attacker was a man with the head of a goat. The brothers aren't sure what to believe, but when the witness goes missing they realize the town is hiding a dark secret.

Supernatural | The Memory Remains Trailer | The CW

 

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8PM - "The Separation Agitation"

Leaving baby Halley in day care proves to be tough for Bernadette after she starts back to work; and geologist Bert digs up a girlfriend, but some of his colleagues think she's a golddigger.

The Big Bang Theory 10x21 Promo "The Separation Agitation" (HD)

 

Powerless (NBC), Thursday 8:30PM - "Emergency Punch-Up"

The team gear up to leave for a company retreat when super villain Dr. Psycho releases a toxic gas in Charm City, so Emily does her best to make the most of a terrible situation while stuck in the Wayne Security offices.

Powerless - Van's Fragile Ego (Episode Highlight)

 

Riverdale (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "Chapter Ten: The Lost Weekend"

When Fred decides to finalize the divorce with Archie's mother Mary (guest star Molly Ringwald), Archie hides his true feelings. Archie tries to win Valerie (guest star Hayley Law) back with a romantic evening, however, Betty hijacks his plans when she decides to throw Jughead a surprise birthday party. Once Cheryl learns of the party, she decides to make it interesting and things quickly get out of control. Meanwhile, Veronica contemplates whether she should participate in the deposition to help get her dad released.

Riverdale | Chapter Ten: The Lost Weekend Trailer | The CW

Friday, April 14

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Cigar Cutter"

Murdoc moves ahead with his plans for revenge against MacGyver by recruiting his recently released former cellmate to infiltrate the Phoenix Complex and kill every agent inside.

MacGyver 1x21 Promo "Cigar Cutter" (HD) Season 1 Episode 21 Promo Season Finale

 

The Originals (The CW), Friday 8PM - "I Hear You Knocking"

Klaus and Marcel experience the symptoms of a malevolent haunting, which forces them on a violent collision course. Meanwhile, Hayley uncovers a link between the dark magic and her former wolf pack; and Keelin struggles with whether to help Freya or flee the Mikaelsons forever.

The Originals | I Hear You Knocking Trailer | The CW

Saturday, April 15

Doctor Who (BBC America), 9PM - "The Pilot"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Class (BBC America), 10:10PM - "For Tonight We Might Die"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Sunday, April 16

Into the Badlands (AMC), Sunday 10PM - "Monkey Leaps Through Mist"

Sunny and Bajie get help from an unlikely source, but it comes with a price. Meanwhile, the Widow considers a risky gambit; and MK enacts a dangerous plan.

Into the Badlands: 'Quinn's Message of Destruction' Sneak Peek Ep. 204