TV THIS WEEK: Legion’s mind-bending return, new Krypton, Legends save Obama and more

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Apr 2, 2018

One of the most acclaimed sci-fi series on television returns this week in FX's Legion, and it leads the charge of a whole lot of comic books shows on the airwaves. But hey, we're not complaining.

Apart from Legion and ABC's excellent (if under-watched) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., at this point, it's DC's world and we're just living in it. The Legends of Tomorrow go back in time to battle Grodd and save a young Obama, while Black Lightning continues to clean up the mean streets of Freeland. Gotham is also new this week at Fox, and the time-travel tale Krypton is also rolling along with its debut season.

Outside of all that superhero fare, we have a terrifying new episode of AMC's The Terror, a new Walking Dead, a new episode of The Magicians on SYFY, a new installment of Shadowhunters on Freeform, and a whole lot more.

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

Highlights

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Guest Starring John Noble"

With the timeline barely stable, the Legends must tackle two anachronisms at the same time to try and keep Mallus at bay. Sara and Rip team up to stop Grodd from going after a particular target, leaving Nate and Wally to stop Amaya from changing her future. Meanwhile, the Legends think they have found a way to destroy Mallus, but they will have to create an uneasy alliance with one of their enemies.

 

Legion (FX), Tuesday 10PM - "Chapter 9"

SEASON PREMIERE: Unlikely alliances are formed and the search for the Shadow King begins in the Season 2 opener.

 

Krypton (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "The Rankless Initiative"

During a military crackdown on Seg's home district, Seg and Adam Strange race to find a deadly Sentry.

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Friday 9PM - "Inside Voices"

Coulson is forced to team up with surprising allies to save the world, while the S.H.I.E.L.D. team attempts to track down and rescue him.

 

Timeless (NBC), Sunday 10PM - "The Salem Witch Hunt"

While Wyatt sneaks away to face an unbelievable truth, Lucy, Rufus, and Garcia chase the Mothership to the Salem witch trials. There they must prevent the execution of the mother to the yet-to-be-born Benjamin Franklin. When Lucy is accused of being a witch, the team rallies together to save all the accused women.


Monday

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Guest Starring John Noble"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Terror (AMC), Monday 9PM - "The Ladder"

With something now stalking the ships, the captains debate their options, testing their loyalty to one another against their duty to their crews.


Tuesday

Shadowhunters (Freeform), Tuesday 8PM - "What Lies Beneath"

The Shadowhunters try to track down the new imposing threat, while Jace has a suspicion that Jonathan is back and behind the mundane attacks. Simon tries to figure out what the Seelie Queen did to him during his time in the glade. Alec decides to host a Lightwood family dinner at Magnus' house after a surprising visit from Maryse.

 

Black Lightning (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion"

As suspicions grow that Jefferson Pierce is Black Lightning, the ASA arranges to have him arrested. Lynn seeks help from Detective Henderson. Meanwhile, as Jefferson is in custody, Gambi and Anissa work together to show Black Lightning is still running around the streets of Freeland.

 

Legion (FX), Tuesday 10PM - "Chapter 9"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Wednesday

Expedition Unknown (Travel), Wednesday 9PM - "Extra Finds: Cracking the D.B. Cooper Case"

The only unsolved plane hijacking in U.S. history captures the interest of host Josh Gates, who joins citizen sleuths on the hunt in the Pacific Northwest for new clues and theories about perpetrator D.B. Cooper. Included: Gates jumps out of an aircraft.

The Magicians (SYFY), Wednesday 9PM - "Will You Play With Me?"

The group finds what they're looking for and attempt once and for all to get magic back.

 

Krypton (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "The Rankless Initiative"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Americans (AMC), Wednesday 10PM - "Tchaikovsky"

Elizabeth targets an old source who could tip the balance of the upcoming summit, as Philip deals with business at the travel agency; Stan learns an old friend is back in town.


Thursday

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "The Thing"

Sam and Dean's quest to save their family leads them to a Men of Letters bunker from the 1920s and a hungry god from another dimension; Ketch makes a shocking decision about Gabriel after an encounter with Asmodeus.

 

Gotham (Fox), Thursday 8PM - "A Dark Knight: Mandatory Brunch Meeting"

Gordon and Bullock try to stay one step ahead as Jerome zeros in on his next target. Meanwhile, Nygma hosts a riddle game show in the Narrows and faces his toughest challenger in Lee Thompkins, and Penguin goes to see Butch with a proposal.

 

Siren (Freeform), Thursday 8PM - "Interview With a Mermaid"

The latest episode of Freeform's mermaid thriller.

 

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8PM - "The Tenant Disassociation"

When Leonard learns Sheldon is the president of the tenants association, he decides to run against him. Also, Bernadette encourages Wolowitz and Koothrappali to find the owner of a drone after they find it in the backyard.

 

Arrow (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "Brothers in Arms"

Oliver and Diggle face their biggest challenge yet; Curtis is disappointed to find out his new boyfriend has a firm anti-vigilante stance.

 


Friday

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Benjamin Franklin + Grey Duffle"

As Mac and the team investigate the suspicious death of Dawn's CIA supervisor, the evidence leads to a dirty CIA agent and a massive counterfeiting ring.

 

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

The latest episode of ABC's fairytale drama.

 

Josh Gates' Destination Truth (Travel), Friday 9PM - "Iguanodon and Papua New Guinea's Mermaid"

Josh investigates sightings of a prehistoric monster in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. Then he searches the coast for a mermaid that has been spotted in the Pacific Ocean.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Friday 9PM - "Inside Voices"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Saturday

It's a pretty slow night, perfect to catch up on the DVR or hit Netflix or Hulu. If you're looking for nerdy comfort food, SYFY has the original Jurassic Park.


Sunday

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz), Sunday 9PM - "Twist And Shout"

Bruce Campbell's Ash continues to fight all sorts of undead baddies in the latest episode.

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

With the threat of the Saviors still looming, Aaron continues searching for allies. Daryl and Rosita take action and confront an old friend.

 

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

While Todd butts heads with Erica, Melissa is determined to form a strong female friendship with her. Meanwhile, Carol grows suspicious that a new stranger could be living nearby.

 

Timeless (NBC), Sunday 10PM - "The Salem Witch Hunt"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

*TV listing information via TV Guide.