TV THIS WEEK: The Walking Dead shambles back, Flash's new suit, new Trek and more

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Oct 16, 2017

It's been a long summer, but "All Out War" is coming this weekend. One of the biggest shows on television, The Walking Dead, is back with new episodes. The past few seasons have been builiding to a clash with Negan's forces, and it's set to play out this year. So don't miss it.

Beyond zombies and the less-dead (but far more deadly) survivors, we also get new episodes of The CW's full superhero slate this week: Flash scores a new suit, the Legends head to the past, Green Arrow's identity is exposed, and Supergirl faces off with a powerful psychic. Fox's X-Men-adjacent series The Gifted is also new this week, along with Lucifer and Gotham. If you've plunked down the cash for CBS All Access, a new Star Trek: Discovery is also on tap.

On SYFY, there's the premiere of the new series Superstition, plus new installments of Channel Zero: No-End House, Ghost Wars, and Van Helsing. Basically, everything you need to get in the Halloween spirit.

But, that's not all. Not even close. Check out our full rundown below and let us know what you'll be watching.

Highlights

The Gifted (Fox), Monday 9PM - "eXodus"

NEW: In an effort to reunite with one another, Reed cuts a deal with the Sentinel Services and Caitlin and the kids seek help from someone outside the compound. Meanwhile, Thunderbird begins to teach Blink how to control her powers.

 

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Mixed Signals"

NEW: Barry takes on a dangerous meta who can control technology and confronts an obstacle in his personal life: the ramifications of abandoning Iris for six months to balance the Speed Force. Meanwhile, Gypsy prepares for a hot date with Cisco, but she gets annoyed when his work keeps them apart.

 

Superstition (SYFY), Friday 10PM - "Pilot"

SERIES PREMIERE: Calvin Hastings returns home to reconnect with his family, but the reunion is cut short by a string of killings instigated by a supernatural villain only Calvin and his family can take down.

 

Star Trek: Discovery, Sunday 8:30PM - "Lethe"

NEW: The latest episode of CBS All Access' new Star Trek series, continuing the saga of the brewing cold war against the Klingons, as Michael Burnham continues to find her place among the crew of the Discovery.

 

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

SEASON PREMIERE: In the Season 8 premiere, Rick and his group, along with the Kingdom and Hilltop, band together to bring the fight to Negan and the Saviors.

 

Monday

Lucifer (Fox), Monday 8PM - "Mr. and Mrs. Mazikeen Smith"

NEW: After talking to Lucifer and Linda, Maze realizes that she is looking for more out of life and decides to head to Canada for a tricky case. Chloe, however, becomes concerned when she feels that Maze is being deceived by a scheming con man. Upon further investigation, Lucifer and Chloe make a stunning realization when they find that their target may be much closer than they thought.

 

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

NEW: Psi, a thief with psychic powers, attacks National City and is able to immobilize people by tapping into their worst fears. Meanwhile, James and Lena are at an impasse, and Samantha starts her new job at L-Corp.

 

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Monday 8PM - "The Explosion Implosion"

NEW: Wolowitz and Sheldon bond over their relationships with their disappointing fathers when they drive to the desert to shoot off a model rocket. Meanwhile, Leonard's mom finds a new best friend in Penny, much to Leonard's dismay.

 

The Gifted (Fox), Monday 9PM - "eXodus"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Scorpion (CBS), Monday 10PM - "Nuke Kids on the Block"

NEW: A simple accident while decommissioning an old nuclear missile causes Team Scorpion to be exposed to toxic vapor. But they must endure it to prevent the nuke from detonating. Meanwhile, Paige confronts Happy about constantly tagging along with her and Walter.

 

Tuesday

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Mixed Signals"

See more in our Highlights section above.

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

NEW: The Legends are in 1870 to fix the anachronism which happens to be at P.T. Barnum's fledgling circus. However, Nate and Ray accidentally free a saber-toothed tiger, creating a bigger problem. Meanwhile, Barnum is on the hunt to capture Nate and Ray to make his show even more exciting for the crowd.

 

American Horror Story: Cult (FX), Tuesday 10PM - "Valerie Solanas Died for Your Sins: Scumbag"

NEW: Episode 7 of American Horror Story: Cult.

 

Wednesday

Riverdale (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks"

Betty leads the charge to save Pop's after learning the diner may be forced to close its doors forever. Meanwhile, the gang becomes concerned for Archie's well-being after noticing a string of unusual behavior from him; Jughead tries to find FP a new lawyer; and Veronica finds herself at a crossroads with Hiram and Hermione when a past betrayal unexpectedly comes to light.

 

Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials (Travel), Wednesday 9PM - "UFOs Over England"

NEW: The hunt for alien life continues in Zimbabwe, where Josh interviews witnesses from one of the largest UFO sightings in modern history. Then, in England, he investigates the infamous case that has become known as "Europe's Roswell.”

Channel Zero: No-End House (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "The Damage"

NEW: Margot, Jules, and Seth face new horror as The Father wreaks havoc in the real world.

 

Expedition Unknown: After the Hunt (Travel), Wednesday 10PM - "UFOs Over England: After the Hunt"

NEW: Josh Gates, his crew, and UFO expert James Fox offer behind-the-scenes insights into a mass UFO sighting in Zimbabwe and one of the most famous alien encounters in England's history.

Mr. Robot (USA), Wednesday 10PM - "Eps3.1_Undo.Gz"

NEW: Elliot is lit by his goal to undo five/nine; Darlene is caught between a rock and a hard place; and Mr. Robot sparks a panic.

 

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

NEW: Wil and Mareth search for answers. Elsewhere: King Ander seeks reinforcement and is given an ultimatum after visiting a nearby kingdom.

 

Thursday

Gotham (Fox), Thursday 8PM - "A Dark Knight: The Blade's Path"

NEW: Nygma comes face to face with Butch Gilzean, but he is not who he used to be. In an attempt to regain power and identity, Nygma decides to put his former partner's skills to the test. Meanwhile, Sofia Falcone takes action to protect her own life by appealing to Penguin's vulnerable side. With the power of the dagger in his possession, Bruce surprises those around him with his bold actions.

 

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "The Rising Son"

NEW: Sam and Dean begin to explore what Jack is capable of doing with his powers, but an unexpected visit from Donatello alerts the boys to the fact that Jack will need more protection than the Winchesters can provide. Meanwhile, there is a new Prince of Hell in town, Asmodeus, and with Lucifer out of the picture he sets his sights set on Jack.

 

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

NEW: Chidi and Eleanor tackle a famous ethical dilemma, leading to a conflict with Michael. Meanwhile, Tahani harbors a secret and confides in Janet.

 

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

NEW: Oliver tries to balance being the mayor, the Green Arrow, and a father to William. Meanwhile, Anatoly returns to Star City with a deadly agenda.

 

Van Helsing (SYFY), Thursday 9PM - "Love Bites"

NEW: Vanessa makes a horrific decision to save her daughter; Axel and a former ally struggle to survive in the wild; a group of juvenile delinquents come face to face with a sadistic vampire.

 

Ghost Wars (SYFY), Thursday 10PM - "The Curse of Copperhead Road"

NEW: Research scientist Landis Barker self-experiments to quantify the haunting of a Lambda Technologies branch in Port Moore after a particle accelerator test goes wrong and the entire building goes into lockdown.

 

Friday

Ancient Aliens: Declassified (History), Friday 8PM - "Dark Side of the Earth"

NEW: New interpretations of ancient texts indicate that Satan may have been an extraterrestrial who was more of an ally to humanity than an enemy by passing along knowledge that planted the seed for civilization.

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "X-Ray + Penny"

NEW: Murdoc drugs and kidnaps MacGyver, who uses a needle and his teeth to escape and join the team to save Murdoc's next victim.

 

Once Upon a Time (NBC), Friday 8PM - "The Garden of Forking Paths"

NEW: The soft reboot of NBC’s fairy tale drama continues.

 

Josh Gates' Destination Truth (Travel), Friday 9PM - "The Island of Dolls and a Tentacled Tyrant"

NEW: Josh journeys to the ancient canals of Mexico City to explore an island filled with thousands of decrepit dolls that locals say come to life. He also searches for a giant octopus said to be living in the Bahamas.

Z Nation (SYFY), Friday 9PM - "A New Mission: Keep Moving"

NEW: Following Warren's dream, the team doesn't stop while crossing The Great Pile, a seemingly endless landscape of rubble and destruction.

 

Marvel's Inhumans (ABC), Friday 9PM - "Something Inhuman This Way Comes…"

NEW: Black Bolt and Medusa reluctantly work with Louise to help locate the rest of their family. Meanwhile, back on Attilan, Maximus' actions change the game completely.

 

The Exorcist (Fox), Friday 9PM - "One for Sorrow"

NEW: As Andy confronts the strange incidents taking place on the island, his foster home receives a surprising new addition. Marcus investigates a series of natural disturbances with the help of a local wildlife biologist, while Tomas continues to question the strange visions that led him to Seattle. Meanwhile, Bennett's uneasy partnership with the enigmatic Mouse takes a dark turn.

 

Superstition (SYFY), Friday 10PM - "Pilot"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Saturday

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America), Saturday 9PM - "Fans of Wet Circles"

NEW: Dirk, Todd, and Farah are reunited and begin to investigate what Dirk believes is the case. They follow strange clues and discover the body in the car that fell out of the tree connects to one of Sheriff Hobbs' cold cases.

 

Sunday

Outlander (Starz), Sunday 8PM - "A. Malcolm"

NEW: After decades apart, Jamie and Claire finally reunite and rekindle their emotional and physical bonds. But Jamie's new business dealings jeopardize the couples' hopes for a simple life together.

 

The Simpsons (Fox), Sunday 8PM. - "Treehouse of Horror XXVIII"

NEW: Maggie becomes possessed by an ancient demon; Lisa discovers a creepy and perfect version of her family in an alternate universe; and Homer cannibalizes himself.

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

NEW: LaFrey's boss puts the whole office on lockdown when a deadly amphibious creature escapes in the Bureau Underground, giving Max and Leroy only 30 minutes to eliminate the threat. Unbeknownst to the team, the Sparkletts water boy is locked in the building with them as well. Amid the chaos, Leroy starts to suspect that Annie has a crush on Max.

 

Star Trek: Discovery, Sunday 8:30PM - "Lethe"

See more in our Highlights section above.

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

See more in our Highlights section above.

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

NEW: Carol panics when Todd and Melissa leave for their honeymoon and Erica and Gail decide to live on their own for a while. She and Tandy devise the ultimate plan to convince everyone it's safer to stick together.