TV THIS WEEK: Flash meets Elongated Man, new Walking Dead and more

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There's not much in the way of premieres this week, but the fall season is in full swing — meaning there's a whole lot to watch. If you've already finished Stranger Things 2, don't worry, we have more than enough to keep you busy.

The CW's superhero slate is rocking along, with The Flash preparing to introduce new hero Elongated Man. Legends of Tomorrow takes its best shot at a Halloween episode with an installment that should certainly appeal to IT fans. Supergirl is also new, along with Arrow — or should we start calling it The Green Diggle now?

SYFY is also putting up some fresh originals, with horror shows Superstition and Ghost Wars, along with Z Nation and Van Helsing. Fox's Star Trek-esque dramedy The Orville looks to air its most dramatic episode yet, while The Gifted and Lucifer continue their excellent fall runs. Looking ahead to the weekend, there's an all-new The Walking Dead and the latest Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access.

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

Highlights

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Elongated Journey Into Night"

NEW: Cisco is shocked when Gypsy's father, Breacher, shows up on Earth-1. Breacher takes an immediate disliking to Cisco and decides to hunt him. Meanwhile, Barry runs into his old nemesis Ralph Dibny.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Phone Home"

NEW: The Legends learn that Ray Palmer will die because they broke time, so they race back to 1988 to try to save his life. When they arrive, they learn that young Ray Palmer has befriended a time-displaced baby Dominator, putting him in harm's way with the government and the Dominator's mother. New to the ship and missions, Zari must find her place and learn to trust the team. Meanwhile, Stein begins working on a secret project on the ship, which makes Rory and Jax suspicious.

The Orville (Fox), Thursday 9PM - "Into the Fold"

NEW: Ed and the crew set out to save Dr. Finn, her two sons and Isaac after their shuttle gets thrown into unchartered space and they crash-land on a moon that is light years from the Orville.

Ghost Wars (SYFY), Thursday 10PM - "Whatever Happened to Maggie Rennie"

NEW: The town leans on skeptical and steadfast handyman Doug after Port Moore's social structure begins to collapse. Doug's well-being quickly deteriorates when his dead daughter persuades Roman to deliver a message.

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "Monsters"

Conflict with the Saviors leads to unintended consequences for the Hilltop, the Kingdom and Alexandria. Morality proves tricky in wartime.


Monday

Lucifer (Fox), Monday 8PM - "Welcome Back, Charlotte Richards"

NEW: When a food chemist is found dead, Lucifer and Chloe's investigation pits them against an unexpected face — criminal defense attorney Charlotte Richards. Everyone is caught off guard when they see her back in the precinct. As Lucifer tries to understand her return, he makes a shocking discovery that helps solve the case.

Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8PM - "The Faithful"

NEW: Kara investigates a secretive new group whose leader, Thomas Coville, has a mysterious connection to Supergirl. Meanwhile, Samantha feels like she's letting Ruby down; and J'onn confesses an old secret

Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD), Monday 9PM - "The Occupation," "Flight of the Defender"

NEW: Ezra and the Ghost crew are called back when a new Imperial threat rises. Then: Ezra and Sabine steal an Imperial prototype TIE fighter but must rely on some unexpected help to escape from Thrawn.

The Gifted (Fox), Monday 9PM - "boXed in"

NEW: Motivated by a tragic event from his past, Jace throws all the power of the Sentinel Services into finding the Mutant Underground Way Station. Meanwhile, Blink's vivid dreams lead her to confront Dreamer.

Scorpion (CBS), Monday 10PM - "Queen Scary"

NEW: Team Scorpion takes a case on Halloween to prove the existence of ghosts on the Queen Mary, but find an all-too-real disaster when they locate a "ghost ship" on a deadly collision course. Meanwhile, Walter considers taking note of Paige's interests to benefit their relationship.


Tuesday

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Elongated Journey Into Night"

See more in our Highlights section above.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Phone Home"

See more in our Highlights section above.

American Horror Story: Cult (FX), Tuesday 10PM - "Drink the Kool-Aid"

NEW: Episode 9 (of 11) of American Horror Story: Cult.


Wednesday

Riverdale (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown"

NEW: The mayor calls an emergency town hall meeting to deal with the growing chaos in Riverdale; Betty becomes part of a deepening mystery and keeps parts of it from Jughead; Veronica grows concerned for Archie who is bent on revenge against the person terrorizing Riverdale; tensions between the North and Southside come to a head and lead to an unexpected showdown.

Mr. Robot (USA), Wednesday 10PM - "Eps3.3_Metadata.Par2"

NEW: Dom has a close call; Elliot chases himself with Darlene on the lookout; Mr. Robot doesn't have a need for Swede; and Angela gets savage AF.

The Shannara Chronicles (Spike), Wednesday 10PM - "Dweller"

NEW: Wil, Mareth, and Allanon travel to a dangerous territory for an answer. King Ander meets the Princess of Leah, but finds she is more than he bargained for.


Thursday

Gotham (Fox), Thursday 8PM - "A Dark Knight: A Day in the Narrows"

NEW: With Professor Pyg striking fear throughout Gotham, Gordon and Bullock head into the Narrows to look for clues. Bruce Wayne meets a former friend, Grace, who convinces him to come along for a night out with some old classmates. Meanwhile, Sofia's relationships with Penguin and Gordon continue to evolve.

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "The Big Empty"

NEW: When multiple patients of grief counselor Mia Vallens turn up dead, Sam, Dean and Jack investigate the mystery surrounding the murders and, each inadvertently, are forced to deal with unresolved grief of their own.

The Good Place (NBC), Thursday 8:30PM - "Derek"

NEW: Janet creates a big problem for Michael. Meanwhile, Eleanor lets Chidi in on a secret, and Jason puts Tahani in a difficult position.

Arrow (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "Reversal"

NEW: Just as Oliver starts to get things in order, Black Siren launches another attack on the citizens of Star City.

Van Helsing (SYFY), Thursday 9PM - "Save Yourself"

NEW: Vanessa faces off against Sam in a bloody showdown; Dmitri hears news that sends him on a warpath after Vanessa; and Flesh, Mohamad, and Lucky take desperate steps to save their lives.

The Orville (Fox), Thursday 9PM - "Into the Fold"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Ghost Wars (SYFY), Thursday 10PM - "Whatever Happened to Maggie Rennie"

See more in our Highlights section above.


Friday

Blindspot (NBC), Friday 8PM - "Enemy Bag of Tricks"

NEW: The team battles a dangerous foreign power that is trying to hijack a satellite; and adjusts to their new dynamic and the new tattoos.

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Jet Engine + Pickup Truck"

NEW: Using a cassette player and a plastic bucket, Mac and the team attempt to extinguish a massive oil wellhead fire in a Nigerian village, set by a rebel group, which is trying to topple its government by destroying their most valuable resource,

Once Upon a Time (ABC), Friday 8PM - "Greenbacks"

NEW: The latest installment of ABC's fairytale drama.

K.C. Undercover (Disney), Friday 8:30PM - "Unmasking the Enemy"

NEW: The latest installment of Zendaya's family-friendly spy-fi series.

Josh Gates' Destination Truth (Travel), Friday 9PM - "Mysterious Sand Dunes and a Creature in Panama"

NEW: Josh Gates takes on a sand-filled ghost town in Namibia to investigate reports of unexplained sounds and unidentified lights. Then, he and his team head to Panama to seek out an unknown creature that locals claim to have seen in a nearby cave.

Z Nation (SYFY), Friday 9PM - "Back From the Undead"

NEW: Lucy fights to save Murphy's life while Warren and the others battle a biologically modified Franken-Zombie guarding a clue to Warren's dream.

Marvel's Inhumans (ABC), Friday 9PM - "Havoc in the Hidden Land"

NEW: The Royal Family return to Attilan and come face-to-face with Maximus.

The Exorcist (Fox), Friday 9PM - "There but for the Grace of God, Go I"

NEW: As Tomas and Marcus continue to investigate the strange incidents at the foster home, the demon finally makes its presence known. The two priests must race against the clock to find evidence of possession before it is too late. Meanwhile, Andy and Rose take the children on a camping trip, setting them on a collision course with the supernatural presence on the island. Back in Rome, Father Bennett's uneasy partnership with Mouse takes a turn as disturbing new information comes to light.

Superstition (SYFY), Friday 10PM - "Half Truths & Half Breeds"

NEW: Isaac sends a mysterious half human/half infernal to help Calvin and others with the fight in La Rochelle. Meanwhile, Bea, Garvey, and Tilly grapple with how to properly bury a known racist.



Saturday

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America), Saturday 9PM - "The House Within a House"

The gang's investigation leads to a surprising discovery in the abandoned Cardenas house. Bart forms an unlikely and odd relationship with Panto. In Wendimoor, Amanda starts to understand her hidden powers.


Sunday

Outlander (Starz), Sunday 8PM - "First Wife"

Claire returns to Lallybroch with Jamie, where she does not receive quite the reception she was expecting.

Ghosted (Fox), Sunday 8:30PM - "The Machine"

When Max and Leroy investigate a bizarre incident at an elite country club, they both get a little too invested in their covers and find themselves at odds. Also, Annie accompanies them on the mission, as she frequented many country clubs in her youth.

Star Trek: Discovery, Sunday 8:30PM - "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum"

The latest episode of CBS All Access' Star Trek prequel series, which continues the brewing cold war between the Federation and the Klingons.

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "Monsters"

See more in our Highlights section above.

The Last Man on Earth (Fox), Sunday 9:30PM - "La Abuela"

The gang settles into an old mansion previously owned by an infamous cartel leader. While Carol forces Tandy to put down his new toys so they can baby-proof the giant estate, Melissa worries about Todd's physical health; and Gail and Erica can't figure out why Dawn won't stop crying.

*Episode descriptions via TV Guide.