TV THIS WEEK: The Expanse and The 100 return, NBC's Powerless premieres and more

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Jan 30, 2017

It's a good week to be a sci-fi fan.

The CW's cult hit sci-fi series The 100 returns for a new season this week, while Syfy's acclaimed space opera The Expanse is back for its second season. And if you're looking for something fun, NBC’s DC sitcom Powerless debuts this week (please be good).

Outside of debuts, we have a new episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a new Timeless and new installments all the way across the Arrowverse — not to mention fresh Gotham, Sleepy Hollow and Lucifer episodes.

Here's our full breakdown. Check it out and set your DVR accordingly.

Highlights

The 100 (The CW), Wednesday 9PM - "Echoes"

SEASON PREMIERE: In the fourth-season premiere, Clarke and her friends struggle with how to proceed after the fate of the world is revealed.

The 100 | Season 4 Trailer | The CW

 

The Expanse (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "Safe; Doors & Corners"

SEASON PREMIERE: James Holden and the crew deal with the aftermath of their escape from Eros in the first half of this combined Season 2 premiere. In the second half, Holden and the crew stage a dangerous raid in search of information about the protomolecule.

THE EXPANSE | The Powerful Women of The Expanse | Syfy

 

Powerless (NBC), Thursday 8:30PM - "Wayne or Lose"

SERIES PREMIERE: In the series premiere, a woman begins her new job with a company specializing in products that make everyday citizens feel safer around damage caused by superheroes and villains that live amongst them.

POWERLESS | Official Trailer

Monday, January 30

Gotham (Fox), Monday 8PM - "Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies"

Bruce and Alfred's safety is compromised by Jerome, who's on the loose; Gordon's uncle Frank visits him; and Nygma and Penguin confront their issues face-to-face.

Gotham 3x14 Promo "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" (HD) Season 3 Episode 14 Promo Winter Finale

 

Shadowhunters (Freeform), Monday 8PM - "Dust and Shadows"

The Shadowhunters regroup following the attack on the Institute. Meanwhile, Simon moves home but struggles to acclimate to his new life with his family around.

Shadowhunters 2x05 Promo "Dust and Shadows" (HD) Season 2 Episode 5 Promo

 

Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8PM - "We Can Be Heroes"

Supergirl sets out to recapture Livewire, who has seemingly escaped from prison, but her efforts hit a road block when Mon-El puts Supergirl's safety before the citizens of National City. Meanwhile, James decides to be truthful with Kara and M'Gann falls into a coma following a psychic attack.

Supergirl 2x10 Sneak Peek #2 "We Can Be Heroes" (HD) Season 2 Episode 10 Sneak Peek #2

 

Beyond (Freeform), Monday 9PM - "Celeste"

Holden bonds with another coma survivor over their common experiences. Meanwhile, Jeff and Tom form an alliance against Hollow Sky; Willa uncovers the origins of Arthur's research; and Luke runs into trouble at school.

Beyond 1x06 Promo "Celeste" (HD)

 

Lucifer (Fox), Monday 9PM - "A Good Day to Die"

Lucifer seeks an antidote to the Professor's poison, which sends him on a mission to Hell to locate the Professor's soul. While there, he confronts his guilt about Uriel's death. Meanwhile, Mom travels to Hell to return Lucifer, who feels betrayed by his parents after a revealing discovery.

Lucifer 2x13 Promo "A Good Day to Die" (HD) Season 2 Episode 13 Promo Winter Finale

 

Timeless (NBC), Monday 10PM - "Karma Chameleon"

Wyatt and Rufus go rogue by traveling back to the 1980s in a desperate bid to save Jessica's life. Lucy covers for them in the present as Agent Christopher discovers the ship is missing. Also: Anthony Bruhl makes a startling confession.

Timeless 1x13 Promo "Karma Chameleon" (HD)

Tuesday, January 31

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Dead or Alive"

H.R.'s past catches up with him when a bounty hunter with vibe powers named Gypsy arrives in Central City to bring him back to Earth-19 to stand trial for his crime. It turns out inter-dimensional travel is illegal on their Earth. H.R. surrenders but when Barry and Cisco find out that H.R.'s only hope would be to challenge Gypsy to a fight to the death, they intercede and Cisco offers to fight Gypsy instead.

The Flash | Dead or Alive Trailer | The CW

 

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

The Legends try to rescue Rip but first must focus on locating the Spear of Destiny. Stein thinks he has the perfect person to help but knows involving her will be risky. Meanwhile, Malcom Merlyn and Damien Darhk realize that Thawne is pitting them against each other.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow | The Legion of Doom Trailer | The CW

 

Face Off (Syfy), Tuesday 9PM - "The Devil Is in the Details"

Angel and Devil characters are created in the first elimination challenge of this all-star season.

FACE OFF | Season 11, Episode 2: Sneak Peek | Syfy

 

Teen Wolf (MTV), Tuesday 9PM - "Riders on the Storm"

Scott and his pack face off against Douglas in a final showdown.

Teen Wolf 6x10 Promo "Riders on the Storm" (HD) Season 6 Episode 10 Promo Mid-Season Finale

 

Bones (Fox), Tuesday 9PM - "The Final Chapter: The Tutor in the Tussle"

The murder of a tutor of well-to-do students turns up a long list of possible suspects, including unhappy parents and a roommate with a criminal history. Meanwhile, Brennan thinks she'd be a better voice for her audio book than the one chosen for her.

The Final Chapter: The Tutor In The Tussle Preview With John Boyd | Season 12 Ep. 5 | BONES

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Tuesday 10PM - "Hot Potato Soup"

Two agents are hunted during a search for the Darkhold book and the team tries to save them.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 4x12 Sneak Peek #2 "Hot Potato Soup" (HD) Season 4 Episode 12 Sneak Peek 2

Wednesday, February 1

Arrow (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Second Chances"

Talia al Ghul agrees to help Oliver take down Kovar but her offer comes with a steep price. Meanwhile, Felicity attempts to hack the NSA to help free Diggle, but when her online efforts are flagged, she faces off against an unknown adversary; and Curtis tells the team about a female vigilante, Tina Boland, he uncovered online who's been wreaking havoc all over the country.

Arrow | Second Chances Trailer | The CW

 

The 100 (The CW), Wednesday 9PM - "Echoes"

See more in our Highlights section above.

The Magicians (Syfy), Wednesday 9PM - "Hotel Spa Potions"

Quentin, Alice, Penny and Margo seek a new weapon; at the same time, Eliot struggles with being king; and Julia and the Beast find an unexpected ally.

THE MAGICIANS | Making Magic: Season 2 Premiere | Syfy

 

Vikings (History), Wednesday 9PM - "The Reckoning"

Prince Aethelwulf is targeted by the Vikings' battle plan while Ecbert stays behind formulating his own plan.

Vikings: Season 4 Finale Promo Trailer "The Reckoning"  [Season 4 Episode 20] (HD)

 

The Expanse (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "Safe; Doors & Corners"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Thursday, February 2

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets"

Lily Sunder steeps herself in black magic, honing her powers for over a century, to exact revenge on a band of angels who murdered her family. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean try to prevent Castiel from becoming her next victim.

Supernatural | Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets Trailer | The CW

 

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8PM - "The Emotion Detection Automation"

Sheldon learns about an MIT invention that can help read people's emotions and decides to test it. Meanwhile, Leonard has trouble hiding his emotions when Penny announces her brother is going to visit; and Raj gathers former girlfriends to ask for their dating advice.

The Big Bang Theory - The Emotion Detection Automation (Preview)

 

Powerless (NBC), Thursday 8:30PM - "Wayne or Lose"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Riverdale (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil"

Archie implores Miss Grundy to share what they overheard at Sweetwater River after details of Jason's death are revealed; Betty hopes to fix her friendship with Archie but undertakes a different tact with Veronica, who wants to make amends for her actions. Cheryl deals with the pressure of rumors about her brother's death; and tensions boil over when Jughead uncovers a secret about Archie. Meanwhile, fall pep rally plans are scheduled to include an appearance by Josie and the Pussycats.

Riverdale | Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil Trailer | The CW

 

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

Jennifer keeps an eye on the Bowman house and the family encounters unexpected challenges when Charlie returns home.

Colony 2x04 Promo "Panopticon" (HD)

Friday, February 3

Grimm (NBC), Friday 8PM - "The Seven Year Itch"

A new Wesen with a deadly hunger is unearthed after lying dormant for seven years; at the same time, Nick, Hank and Wu investigate a bizarre murder in a local park. Meanwhile, Capt. Renard continues to be haunted by a ghost from his past; Monroe and Rosalee seek a doctor's opinion on whether Diana's premonition is true; and an extremely weak Eve is found in the tunnels by Adalind.

Grimm 6x05 Promo "The Seven Year Itch" (HD) Season 6 Episode 5 Promo

 

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Fish Scaler"

An FBI agent goes rogue and frames a man for murder. Also: the team gets performance reviews from their new boss.

MacGyver 1x14 Promo "Fish Scaler" (HD) Season 1 Episode 14 Promo

 

The Vampire Diaries (The CW), Friday 8PM - "You Made a Choice to Be Good"

Cade returns to Mystic Falls and presents Damon and Stefan with additional assignments, each with unthinkable consequences. Meanwhile, Caroline and Matt do their best to protect the town's residents from Cade's appetite for their souls; and Bonnie and Enzo hit the road on a romantic trip, taking the bell with them in an effort to keep it safe.

The Vampire Diaries | You Made a Choice to Be Good Trailer | The CW

 

Emerald City (NBC), Friday 9PM - "Beautiful Wickedness"

Dorothy makes progress toward learning about her past after her confrontation with the Wizard. Meanwhile, Lucas goes to great lengths to recover his memory, including allying with West; and the Wizard enacts his plan with Langwidere to prepare for the battle to come.

Emerald City 1x06 Promo "Beautiful Wickedness" (HD)

 

Sleepy Hollow (Fox), Friday 9PM - "Blood From a Stone"

Details about Dreyfuss' past involvement with supernatural occurrences are revealed when his former partner resurfaces to get even.

Sleepy Hollow 4x05 Promo "Blood from a Stone" (HD)

Saturday, February 4

Dragon Ball Super (Cartoon Network), Saturday 8PM - "Showdown on King Kai's Planet! Goku vs. God of Destruction Beerus"

Beerus arrives on Kaio-sama's planet.

Sunday, February 5

So, yeah. It's Super Bowl Sunday. If you're not a football fan, it's slim pickings out there. Best bet is try something new on Netflix or catch up on the DVR.