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TV THIS WEEK: Westworld and Supergirl return, Black Lightning wraps Season 1, new Expanse and more

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Apr 16, 2018

It's Westworld's world, we're just living in it. The buzzed-about season premiere of the high-concept series is finally back this week, promising more robo-cowboys and a trip to Shogunworld. 

Aside from HBO's acclaimed hit, The CW's superhero line-up gets a few shake-ups this week, with one series wrapping its run and another returning from a lengthy hiatus. There's also a whole lot of other new stuff, too.

The CW's newest addition Black Lightning wraps up its first season this week, but don't worry, he and Thunder will definitely be back next year. Supergirl is also back from exile this week, after clearing off the schedule to allow Legends of Tomorrow to take its slot. With Legends' latest season complete, Kara is back with all new adventures.

SYFY also has some new episodes this week, led by a new installment of The Expanse and the latest Krypton. AMC has a new episode of The Terror, plus a new Fear the Walking Dead (now with 100 percent more Morgan). ABC is also dropping a new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as the series heads toward its season (series?) finale in a few weeks.

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

Highlights

Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Schott Through the Heart"

MIDSEASON PREMIERE:When Winn's father dies, his estranged mother reappears, trying to reconnect and to explain why she abandoned him all those years ago. Winn is too embittered from his rough childhood to forgive her, but when a copycat Toyman attacks, the two must work together to stop him. Mon-El tells Kara something important about the Worldkillers, and Alex becomes suspicious of Myr'nn's recent behavior.

 

Black Lightning (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Shadow of Death: The Book of War"

SEASON FINALE: The Season 1 finale: The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling. Meanwhile, Tobias gathers his forces.

 

The Expanse (SYFY), Wednesday 9PM - "IFF"

The Rocinante answers an unexpected distress signal; Bobbie and Avasarala find themselves being hunted by a mysterious captor; UN Secretary-General Sorrento-Gillis brings in a colleague from his past to lend an ear during this crucial time of war.

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Friday 9PM - "All Roads Lead…"

The team must find a way to stop Ruby before the prophesized chain reaction that can destroy the Earth is put into motion.

 

Westworld (HBO), Sunday 9PM - "Journey Into Night"

SEASON PREMIERE: A new chapter begins in HBO's acclaimed science fiction series.


Monday

Lucifer (Fox), Monday 8PM - "The Angel of San Bernardino"

Lucifer and Chloe investigate a murder during which a witness claims a winged guardian angel saved her life, causing Lucifer to become paranoid about his own actions. Meanwhile, Pierce and Chloe's relationship takes an interesting turn and Lucifer discovers something that could change everything.

 

Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Schott Through the Heart"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Terror (AMC), Monday 9PM - "First Shot a Winner, Lads"

A strange illness begins to show itself while another more familiar one jeopardizes the expedition's most valuable resource—its captain's judgment.

 

iZombie (The CW), Monday 9PM - "Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Brain"

After consuming the brain of a bachelor playboy, Liv heads to a club to meet up with Clive and Ravi. Meanwhile, Major is assigned an enormous task. Lastly, Clive is still struggling with the arrangement he's made with Bozzio.

 

Scorpion (CBS), Monday 10PM - "A Lie in the Sand"


In the Season 4 finale, Team Scorpion heads to Northeast Africa where they must carefully navigate a minefield in order to save the lives of local villagers. Also, Paige and Walter's relationship takes a shocking turn, and Toby and Happy make an important decision.

 

The Crossing (ABC), Monday 10PM - "Pax Americana"

A wounded Reece faces off with her pursuers miles away, while Jude's plan to spend quality time with his son leads to a terrifying ordeal. Back at the camp, Hannah escapes to get her first look at the outside world as Dr. Sophie Forbin arrives to assess the larger threat presented by Leah's unusual virus. Meanwhile, Emma discovers unsettling information which makes her question who she's really working for.

 

Final Space (TBS), Monday 10:30PM - "Chapter Seven"

Gary grapples with his future when he learns that his prison sentence is up.


Tuesday

Shadowhunters (Freeform), Tuesday 8PM - "Stronger Than Heaven"

Someone is out to get Simon and Jace is on the hunt to find out who it is, meanwhile Clary turns to Luke to find a way to help Jace. Alec worries about the future of his relationship after learning more about Magnus' romantic past.

 

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Lose Yourself"

When Barry and Team Flash find a way to enter The Thinker's lair, Ralph considers crossing a dangerous line to defeat DeVoe. Meanwhile, Joe is concerned by Harry's recent behavior.

 

Black Lightning (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Shadow of Death: The Book of War"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Legion (FX), Tuesday 10PM - "Chapter 11"

David navigates the maze.


Wednesday

Riverdale (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember"

As Riverdale High begins rehearsals for its upcoming production of "Carrie the Musical," the arrival of an ominous letter forces director Kevin to make a difficult decision about the show. Jughead uses his cover as the musical's documentarian to solve the mystery behind the letter. Meanwhile, tensions between Betty and Veronica escalate just as Alice announces she's joining the musical to spend more time with Betty. Elsewhere, Hiram enacts a plan to further drive a wedge between Fred and Archie.

 

The Expanse (SYFY), Wednesday 9PM - "IFF"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Originals (The CW), Wednesday 9PM - "Where You Left Your Heart"

SEASON PREMIERE: Desperate to see her father after seven years, Hope resorts to drastic measures to bring her father back to New Orleans. Hayley attempts to minimize the fallout from Hope's actions, but not before news of what she's done ripples through the city.

 

Krypton (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "House of Zod"

Jayna grapples with her torn loyalties as Seg fights for survival within the heart of Black Zero.

 

The Americans (FX), Wednesday 10PM - "Mr. and Mrs. Teacup"

After picking up a distressing piece of intelligence, Elizabeth takes extreme measures to get close to a Soviet negotiator. Meanwhile, Philip shares some stunning news with Henry.


Thursday

Gotham (Fox), Thursday 8PM - "A Dark Knight: To Our Deaths and Beyond"

Gordon and Bullock try to figure out who the clever thief is behind the robberies of various bank branches in Gotham. Meanwhile, Barbara is put in danger, forcing Tabitha to recruit help.

 

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

Sam and Dean must stop Rowena, who is on a deadly mission.

 

Siren (Freeform), Thursday 8PM - "Curse of the Starving Class"

Ben begins to investigate some suspicious overfishing. Meanwhile, Decker ramps up his efforts to find his escaped mermaid and shows the true extent of his influence.

 

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8PM - "The Comet Polarization"

Sheldon's comic book store experiences changes when writer Neil Gaiman puts Stuart's store on the map. Also, Koothrappali takes credit for Penny's astronomical discovery, and friendships are threatened.

 


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

Looking to expand his empire, Diaz and Laurel meet with The Quadrant, a coalition of mafia families who run national organized crime.


Friday

Blindspot (NBC), Friday 8PM - "Clamorous Night"

The team faces a deadly threat on all of their lives. Roman's allegiances are tested.

 

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Wind + Water"

While MacGyver is in Puerto Rico helping his friend rebuild his hurricane-damaged home, he is taken hostage in the bank his friend manages when robbers attempt to steal $2 million.

 

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

The latest episode of ABC’s fairytale drama.

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Friday 9PM - "All Roads Lead…"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Saturday

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday 9PM - "Extra Pulses: The Haunted Museum"

In an enhanced episode, Ghost Adventures performs a very special investigation at Zak Bagans' Las Vegas museum. Packed with thousands of paranormal artifacts, the museum's powerful mix of energies create a unique and chilling lockdown experience.


Sunday

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz), Sunday 9PM - "Judgment Day"

Pablo's role as Brujo Especiale has him straddle the worlds of good and evil to keep the rift open for Ash to save Brandy and Kelly, but they run into a snag. Meanwhile, Ruby and Kaya face off with the Dark One.

 

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "Another Day in the Diamond"

A troubled survivor finds allies in an unexpected place. Meanwhile, the life Madison has fought to build comes under threat.

 

Westworld (HBO), Sunday 9PM - "Journey Into Night"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

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

A thermal heat detector reveals a potential sign of life outside of the Zihuatanejo village, but Tandy doesn't want the group to split up to go investigate. Meanwhile, Todd and Erica have trouble seeing eye-to-eye.

 

Timeless (NBC), Sunday 10PM - "The King of the Delta Blues"

When Rufus and Jiya add a fourth seat to the Lifeboat, for the first time ever, Connor Mason joins the team as they travel back to the dusty backroads and smoky juke joints of the Depression-era South to rescue the life and legacy of Robert Johnson, who, legend has it, bought his musical genius from the devil for the price of his soul. Meanwhile, Agent Christopher keeps Wyatt in the present to execute a dangerous raid on Rittenhouse headquarters.

 

Into the Badlands (AMC), Sunday 10PM - "Enter the Phoenix"

SEASON PREMIERE: The Season 3 premiere: Sunny and Bajie go undercover on The Widow's frontlines, seeking passage to a possible cure for Henry. Tilda confronts The Widow.

*Episode descriptions via TV Guide.