TV THIS WEEK: Runaways on Hulu, Big Hero 6: The Series, an Arrow Thanksgiving, and more

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Nov 20, 2017

Under normal circumstances, the week of Thanksgiving would be relatively slow — but this is no ordinary holiday week. There's a whole lot to watch, including one of Marvel's best shows yet.

Though fans of Baymax are obviously geeked about Big Hero 6's small-screen premiere as an animated series, the big story this week is Hulu's Runaways. It's being touted as "The O.C. with superheroes," and though that's a bit of an oversimplification, it works. The series carves out its own corner of the MCU and has a whole lot of fun in it, introducing compelling new characters from a perspective we've never seen in this universe.

The CW is also keeping its superhero universe rolling, complete with a Turkey Day story for Arrow. On SYFY, fans get a sneak peek at the high-concept series Happy!, based on the excellent indie comic of the same name. If you're wanting to go a bit old school, a MST3K marathon will also be streaming online. Which is, let's be honest, the coolest option of all this week. Right?

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

Highlights

Big Hero 6: The Series (Disney XD), Monday 8PM - "Baymax Returns Part I & II"

SERIES PREMIERE: Teen tech genius Hiro begins school at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and sets off to rebuild Baymax. But his penchant for shortcuts gets him and his newly minted Big Hero 6 team into trouble.

 

Runaways (Hulu), Tuesday - "Season 1 Premiere"

SERIES PREMIERE: Marvel's latest series ditches Netflix for Hulu, telling a story focused on a group of teens who discover their parents are actually supervillains. The show represents a new direction for Marvel's TV fare, and though it's a slower boil than the fantastic comic series that inspired it, it's still one of the most exciting comic book shows of the year.

 

Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Shout Factory TV), Thursday 12PM - Marathon

Relive a few of your favorites with this modern-day holiday tradition. The marathon features six classic episodes with brand-new intros from Joel Hodgson, Jonah Ray, and Felicia Day as they celebrate the momentous past year in MST3K history.

 

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

NEW: Oliver celebrates Thanksgiving with his family, but the happy moment is interrupted. Meanwhile, Black Siren returns to wreak havoc on the holiday.

 

Happy! (SYFY), Friday 10PM - "Special Preview"

SERIES PREMIERE: A preview of the series "Happy!", including behind-the-scenes content.


Monday

Big Hero 6: The Series (Disney XD), Monday 8PM - "Baymax Returns Part I & II"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Lucifer (Fox), Monday 8PM - "Chloe Does Lucifer"

NEW: When a murder is connected to a celebrity dating app, Lucifer and Chloe question all they know about the world of social media in order to solve the case. Meanwhile, Ella tries to avoid Charlotte, and Amenadiel helps Linda deal with the death of her ex-husband.

 

Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Wake Up"

NEW: When Winn and the team discover an alien ship has crash-landed deep underwater beneath National City, Kara/Supergirl is called in to investigate. Meanwhile, Hank attempts to bond with his father, Myr'nn; and Samantha, eager for some understanding of the changes she has been experiencing, looks to her estranged mother, Patricia Arias, for answers.

 

The Gifted (Fox), Monday 9PM - "threat of eXtinction"

NEW: More refugees pour into the Mutant Underground, but the group faces a threat when they discover one of them is a spy working for Sentinel Services. Meanwhile, Reed visits his estranged father and learns that secrets from his family's past could prove useful.

 

Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics (AMC), Monday 10PM - "The Trials of Superman"

NEW: The story of how the world's first superhero came to be and how Superman's creators fought for years to receive proper credit and compensation.

 

Scorpion (CBS), Monday 10PM - "It's Raining Men"

NEW: On Thanksgiving, Team Scorpion's new neighbor, Florence, joins them at sea on a mission to destroy a floating island of trash, but her flawed contribution leaves her, Walter, and Happy stranded on the quickly dissolving island. Also, Toby works with Cabe to uncover the details of his father's death that he has suppressed since he was a boy.


Tuesday

Runaways (Hulu), Tuesday - "Season 1 Premiere"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Therefore I Am"

NEW: Barry comes face to face with DeVoe, and Devoe's past is revealed through flashbacks. Meanwhile, Iris puts the final touches on the wedding, which is a week away.

 

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Welcome to the Jungle"

NEW: With Sara out of commission, the team finds a new Anachronism that leads them to the jungles of Vietnam and right in the middle of the war. Ray, Amaya, and Zari pose as journalists and trek through the jungle, where they meet a time-displaced Gorilla Grodd. Meanwhile, Nate and Rory run into someone Rory knows, which gives a glimpse into his past.


Wednesday

The Shannara Chronicles (Spike), Wednesday 9PM - "Wilderun, Blood"

SEASON FINALE: Eretria confesses a dark secret to Wil, and Bandon's deepest wish is granted, but with a catch. Then: In the final showdown, Wil must save the Four Lands. Later: Wil, Mareth, and Eretria grapple with the loss of one of their own.

 

Mr. Robot (USA), Wednesday 10PM - "Eps3.6_Fredrick+Tanya.Chk"

NEW: Mr. Robot wants answers; the FBI closes in; and Angela hits rewind.


Thursday

Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Shout Factory TV), Thursday 12PM

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "War of the Worlds"

NEW: Sam and Dean encounter a familiar foe when they continue their search for Jack, with Asmodeus hot on their trail. Meanwhile, Lucifer escapes Michael's grasp and finds himself an unlikely and mostly willing ally.

 

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

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Friday

Z Nation (SYFY), Friday 9PM - "We Interrupt This Program"

NEW: The latest installment in SYFY's cult hit post-apocalypse series.

 

Happy! (SYFY), Friday 10PM - "Special Preview"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Saturday

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America), Saturday 9PM - "This Is Not Miami"

NEW: Lost in Wendimoor, Dirk has a crisis of confidence as he and Todd struggle with hostile natives, deadly misunderstandings, and, very literally, evil knights.


Sunday

Outlander (STARZ), Sunday 8PM - "Turtle Soup"

The latest installment in STARZ's time-traveling fantasy love story.

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "The King, the Widow, and Rick"

With things looking up for Rick's group, an argument breaks out at the Hilltop. The consequences of the decision are life versus death.

*Episode descriptions via TV Guide.