TV THIS WEEK: Legends of Tomorrow ends, iZombie begins and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns

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Apr 3, 2017

When one show ends, another begins.

Goofy fan favorite Arrowverse hit Legends of Tomorrow wraps up its second season while the USA series Colony also comes to an end. However, The CW's iZombie makes its undead return this week, along with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (after an extended hiatus).

We also have new episodes of Bates Motel, The Expanse, Blindspot and The Americans. A bit outside the genre, Prison Break also comes back for its rebooted season, featuring some stars who should be very familiar to Arrowverse fans.

Here's our full breakdown. Kick back and set your DVR accordingly.

Highlights

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Aruba"

SEASON FINALE: Season 2 ends with a massive timequake rocking the Legends' ship, which forces them to break the one cardinal rule of time travel in order to fix the problem. But if they are able to destroy the spear, they will face the ultimate consequence.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow 2x17 Extended Promo "Aruba" (HD) Season 2 Episode 17 Extended Promo Finale

 

iZombie (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother"

SEASON PREMIERE: Season 3 begins with Liv discovering there are more zombies living in Seattle than she previously believed and that a private military contractor is employing a small zombie army that's preparing for the day humans learn of their existence. Meanwhile, even though Major was exonerated for the crimes of the Chaos Killer, he is still considered a pariah. He manages to land a job with the only place that will hire him; and Blaine is accused of lying.

iZombie Season 3 Trailer (HD)

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Wednesday 10PM - "What If …"

POST-HIATUS PREMIERE: Daisy and Simmons uncover secrets and lies in a world gone mad. With Hydra in control, they are our only hope to save everyone.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 4x16 Sneak Peek "What If…" (HD) Season 4 Episode 16 Sneak Peek

 

Colony (USA), Thursday 10PM - "Ronin"

SEASON FINALE: In the Season 2 finale, a revelation about the fate of the Colony forces the Bowman family to make an impossible choice.

Colony 2x13 Promo "Ronin" (HD) Season Finale

 

The Expanse (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "Here There Be Dragons"

Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever.

The Expanse 2x11 Promo "Here There Be Dragons" (HD) Season 2 Episode 11 Promo

Monday, April 3

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

Norman and Mother come together as trouble looms large; Romero convalesces with the help of an old friend; Dylan comes home.

Bates Motel 5x07 Promo "Inseparable" (HD) Season 5 Episode 7 Promo

Tuesday, April 4

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Aruba"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Face Off (Syfy), Tuesday 9PM - "Intergalactic Congress"

The remaining artists, competing individually, must create an alien delegate for an intergalactic congress.

FACE OFF | Season 11, Episode 11: Sneak Peek | Syfy

 

Prison Break (Fox), Tuesday 9PM - "Ogygia"

While not exactly genre, this one does feature some Arrowverse fan favorites, so we wanted to at least give the premiere a nod. It's been seven years since Michael Scofield was presumed dead, but when clues suggest that he might still be alive, Lincoln Burrows reunites with Sara Tancredi to help track down the truth. The path leads them to Yemen, as Sucre, T-Bag and C-Note are pulled back into the action to engineer their biggest escape ever in the season premiere.

Michael Scofield's Tattoo Time-Lapse | Season 5 | PRISON BREAK

THE STRAIN SEASON 1 COLLECTOR'S EDITION  (2014)

Here's a disturbing 3-disc set for Guillermo del Toro's The Strain from Fox Home Entertainment, complete with a limited-edition statue of The Master resting within the coffin-like packaging. This bloody vampire series was not for the squeamish, but was popular enough to return for a second season starting in July.  Available June 9, 2015 for $69.95

Special Features:

In the BeginningA Novel ApproachHe Is HereSetrakian's LairAudio Commentary on Select EpisodesDeleted Scenes

 

iZombie (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Wednesday 10PM - "What If …"

See more in our Highlights section above.

The Americans (FX), Tuesday 10PM - "Lotus 1-2-3"

Philip and Elizabeth receive surprising news about Henry and shattering news about a past operation. Elsewhere: Stan might be falling in love, but Philip wonders if something darker is going on.

Lotus 1-2-3 | Season 5 Ep. 5 Trailer | The Americans

ROBOT JOX  (1989)

This cheesy giant robot fighting flick remains a guilty pleasure straight out of the '80s and, until CGI technology advanced to the level of mech maulers in movies like Pacific Rim, this was as good as it got.  Stuart Gordon's Robot Jox has its diehard fans, and this deluxe edition strikes on July 7, 2015 and is equipped with an awesome arsenal of special features:

Audio Commentary With Director Stuart GordonAudio Commentary With Associate Effects Director Paul Gentry, Mechanical Effects Artist Mark Rappaport, And Stop-Motion Animator Paul JesselBrand-New Interview With Actor Paul KosloArchival Interviews With Director Stuart Gordon, Pyrotechnic Supervisor Joe Viskocil, Associate Effects Director Paul Gentry, Stop-Motion Animator Paul Jessel and Animation & Effects Artists Chris Endicott And Mark McGeeBehind-The-Scenes Footage2 Still GalleriesTrailers

Wednesday, April 5

Blindspot (NBC), Wednesday 8PM - "Senile Lines"

A mysterious death at a foster home ends up on the team's radar because of a tattoo. Meanwhile, the team struggles to defend itself when it's under investigation by an old rival.

Blindspot 2x18 Promo "Senile Lines" (HD) Season 2 Episode 18 Promo

IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE  (1958)

If this silly sci-fi "B" movie seems oddly similar to the plot of Ridley Scott's Alien, you're dead right!  A bloodthirsty Martian monster stows away aboard an Earth-bound spaceship, picking off astronauts one by one.   The special effects are laughable, but the cast is earnest in its doomed attempts to stop the creature.  A retro B&W drive-in feature that belongs in any serious collection.  Available now.

 

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

Quentin and Julia undertake a difficult journey. Meanwhile, Eliot faces mounting catastrophes in Fillory; and Margo attempts to fix the bad deal she made; at the same time, Penny finds a new ally.

The Magicians 2x11 Promo "The Rattening" (HD) Season 2 Episode 11 Promo

X-MEN: DAYS  OF FUTURE PAST - THE ROGUE CUT  (2014)

Bryan Singer delivers as promised with this extended edition director's cut of the time-traveling X-Men film from last summer, loaded with 90 minutes of never-seen special bonus footage, including a sneak peek at Josh Trank's Fantastic Four and the theatrical version of DOFP. The Rogue Cut adds 17 minutes to the theatrical cut, featuring a restored action sequence featuring Rogue (Anna Paquin) breaking out of a Sentinel-controlled prison camp.  Set for release on July 14, 2015.

Audio Commentary by Bryan Singer and John Ottman for the Rogue CutAudio Commentary by Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg for the theatrical cut.Mutant vs MachineX-Men: UnguardedGallerySecond Screen App

 

The Expanse (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "Here There Be Dragons"

See our Highlights section for more.

Thursday, April 6

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "The British Invasion"

Sam and Dean get a lead on Kelly Kline's whereabouts; and Mick drops by the bunker unexpectedly and decides to join the hunt.

Supernatural | The British Invasion Trailer | The CW
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New Scientist
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The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8PM - "The Recollection Dissipation"

Sheldon's working overtime and pushing himself to the limit when he collaborates on projects with Leonard and Wolowitz, and another one with Amy, all on the same day. Meanwhile, Bernadette's maternity leave is running out and she must face going back to work.

The Big Bang Theory 10x20 Promo "The Recollection Dissipation" (HD)

HORSEHEAD  (2014)

This visually-arresting, nightmarish Canadian horror film gets its HD debut in a well-deserved, 2-disc limited edition Blu-ray release. Included are a remastered, 1080p transfer of the film, a copy of the movie’s unsettling soundtrack, an hour-long behind the scenes documentary featuring multiple cast and crew interviews, director Romain Basset's commentary, and the original uncensored trailer. Available June 23, 2015.

 

Riverdale (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "Chapter Nine: La Grande Illusion"

A reluctant Archie has an ulterior motive for agreeing to escort Cheryl to her family's official start of maple-syrup tapping, where he picks up information about Betty's sister; Veronica attempts to be nice and befriends a classmate whose father's illegal doings cause problems; Hermione wrestles with telling Fred the truth. Meanwhile, Alice plots revenge on the Blossoms with the help of her two daughters.

Riverdale | Chapter Nine: La Grande Illusion Trailer | The CW

Head louse.

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New Scientist
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Brian J. Ford

 

Colony (USA), Thursday 10PM - "Ronin"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Friday, April 7

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Hole Puncher"

When the team intercepts a terror group's message meant for Murdoc, Mac poses as a terrorist to save the intended target and find out why they want Murdoc to assassinate him.

MacGyver - Hole Puncher (Preview)

CHAPPIE  (2014)

If you avoided Neill Blomkamp's political sci-fi flick earlier this year, you may want to give it a shot in the privacy of your own home, where you can give the ill-received  a fair shake, or toss popcorn at the screen at the movie's more derivative moments.  To attract wary buyers, Sony will release both a standard edition of Chappie, and a stuffed Blomkamp Limited Edition Collection Blu-ray set, which will also include Blomkamp’s Elysium and District 9.  Special features include an alternate ending, eight featurettes focusing on the visual effects, artificial intelligence and the screenwriting process, "The Art Of Chappie" gallery, multiple audio commentaries and all trailers and TV spots.  We're sold!  Available June 23, 2015.

 

The Originals (The CW), Friday 8PM - "Keepers of the House"

Hayley, desperate to save her daughter, turns to Marcel for help uncovering information about the mysterious force that has set its sights on the children of New Orleans. Elijah and Vincent join the hunt, which puts them on a dangerous collision course with an unlikely new threat. Meanwhile, Freya and Keelin are forced to put aside their differences when they embark on a journey that may alter the power dynamic in New Orleans forever.

The Originals | Keepers of the House Trailer | The CW

One of Leeuwenhoek's microscopes.

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Source: 
New Scientist
Credit: 
Brian J. Ford

Saturday, April 8

Ghost Adventures (Travel Channel), Saturday 9PM - "Samaritan Cult House"

Zak and the crew investigate an abandoned prison in Guthrie, Okla., which in the 1990s served as the headquarters for the Samaritan Foundation, an organization with rumored ties to murder and terrorism.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD), Saturday 9PM - "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"

The Guardians continue their adventures in space.

The Space Race | Marvel's Rocket & Groot | Disney XD

Head louse.

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science
Source: 
New Scientist
Credit: 
Brian J. Ford

Sunday, April 9

Once Upon a Time (ABC), Sunday 8PM - "Mother's Little Helper"

Challenging their most sinister foe means trusting their worst enemies.

Once Upon a Time 6x16 Promo "Mother's Little Helper" (HD) Season 6 Episode 16 Promo

THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT  (1975)

The Edgar Rice Burroughs tale gets a premium adaptation in director Kevin Connor's (At The Earth's Core) sci-fi adventure starring Doug McClure.  This new Blu-ray release is the perfect Saturday afternoon matinee main attraction for your home theater, with beautiful box art based on the original British release poster.  The film's miniature effects were supervised by Derek Medding, who went on to do FX work in Richard Donner's Superman.  Contains director commentary and theatrical trailers.  Available June 16. 2015.

 

Elementary (CBS), Sunday 10PM - "High Heat"

Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a man Sherlock considered one of New York's worst private investigators. Also, Holmes stews over being beaten by Shinwell, so he decides to take out his aggression by dismantling a local organization of private investigators.

Into the Badlands (AMC), Sunday 10PM - "Palm of the Iron Fox"

The Widow's fight for power puts her in an epic showdown with her enemies who have joined forces against her. Meanwhile, an old threat resurfaces.

Into the Badlands: Next on: 'Palm of the Iron Fox' Ep. 204

THUNDERBIRDS - THE COMPLETE SERIES  (1965)

The sensational British supermarionette show pioneered by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson gets the royal Blu-ray treatment, with a sparkling 6-disc HD transfer that captures the '60s technicolor flair and superspy gloss in each of its 32 episodes.  Extras include a new Launching Thunderbirds documentary and printable vintage Thunderbirds publicity brochure.  Available June 9, 2015.