TV THIS WEEK: The Arrowverse is back, Face Off premieres, The Magicians returns and more

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Jan 23, 2017

The midseason break is officially over.

The new series Riverdale premieres over on The CW, while Syfy's The Magicians returns for its second season. The Arrowverse is also back in action this week after taking a few weeks off for the holidays. Flash, Supergirl, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow all return this week. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. also continues its LMD storyline, while Lucifer and Sleepy Hollow continue on Fox.

Here's our full breakdown for the week.

Highlights

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

The story of a missing woman named Izzy inspires Kara to investigate, even though Snapper Carr has told her to leave the matter alone. When Kara and Mon-El check out the last place Izzy was seen, they end up thrust into a portal to another planet, where the downtrodden are sold as slaves as part of a trafficking ring run by Roulette. Meanwhile, Alex blames herself --- and her new relationship with Maggie --- for her sister's disappearance.

Supergirl | Supergirl Lives Trailer | The CW

 

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Borrowing Problems From the Future"

Barry is tormented by his vision of the future where Iris is murdered by Savitar. When a criminal named Plunder shows up in Central City, Barry recalls the villain's presence in his vision of the future and fears that if he catches Plunder it will cement Iris' fate. Confused about Barry's hesitation to stop Plunder, Wally decides to step in as Kid Flash. Meanwhile, Caitlin offers Julian a job.

The Flash | Borrowing Problems From The Future Extended Trailer | The CW

 

Face Off (Syfy), Tuesday 9PM - "Abstract Aliens"

SEASON PREMIERE: A group of returning all-stars compete in Season 11, which begins with the artists having to incorporate green screen technology when creating unique alien creatures.

FACE OFF | Season 11 All Stars Trailer | Syfy

 

The Magicians (Syfy), Wednesday 9PM - "Knight of Crowns"

SEASON PREMIERE: In the aftermath of their clash with the Beast, Quentin and his friends scramble for a new plan as Season 2 gets underway. Meanwhile, Julia and the Beast strike a dangerous deal.

THE MAGICIANS | Season 2: Trailer #3 | Syfy

Ruby Thursday: Like Swarm, this is another villain we like purely for the image. A one-time scientist named Thursday Rubinstein, Ruby has a model's figure but opted to scorn physical beauty by replacing her head with a shapeshifting red globe. Did I tell that her head can also detach itself and walk around on metal tentacles? And that she once ran for President of the United States? This truly surreal young lady showed up in a total of 83 issues of various books before going missing in action.

Monday

Gotham (Fox), Monday 8PM - "Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It"

While on the run from Gordon and Bullock, Dwight tries to revive Jerome and activates his acolytes around Gotham City. In other events, Selina's mother's intentions are revealed; and the power play between Penguin and Nygma escalates.

Gotham 3x13 Promo "Smile Like You Mean It" (HD) Season 3 Episode 13 Promo

 

Shadowhunters (Freeform), Monday 8PM - "Day of Wrath"

Jace awaits his trial in the City of Bones. Elsewhere, Clary fights against a demon who's terrorizing the Institute with Alec and Isabelle; Jocelyn confronts Clary with a proposition; and Raphael and Simon take their hunt for Camille to another level.

Shadowhunters 2x04 Sneak Peek "Day of Wrath" (HD) Season 2 Episode 4 Sneak Peek

 

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

Check out our Highlights section above for more information.

Beyond (Freeform), Monday 9PM - "Fancy Meeting You Here"

Holden goes on a double date as memories of his time spent in a coma begin to flood back. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger who was also in a coma is introduced.

Beyond 1x05 Promo "Fancy Meeting You Here" (HD)

 

Lucifer (Fox), Monday 9PM - "Love Handles"

Lucifer and Chloe go after a masked murderer who's poisoning college students while at the same time try to adapt to their new relationship. Meanwhile, Charlotte seeks Linda's advice on a touchy subject.

Lucifer 2x12 Promo "Love Handles" (HD) Season 2 Episode 12 Promo

 

Scorpion (CBS), Monday 10PM - "The Hole Truth"

The team must rescue a man teetering on the edge of a massive sinkhole that threatens to destroy Los Angeles' water supply.

Scorpion - The Hole Truth (Sneak Peek 2)

 

Timeless (NBC), Monday 10PM - "The Murder of Jesse James"

Flynn joins forces with legendary outlaw Jesse James and the two create bloody havoc across the American Frontier. Cut to Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus, who team up with a notable marshal to bring justice to the fugitives.

Timeless 1x12 Promo "The Murder of Jesse James" (HD)

Tuesday

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Borrowing Problems From the Future"

Check out our Highlights section above for more information.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Raiders of the Lost Art"

Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn try to capture Rip Hunter in 1967 and create an Aberration big enough to draw the attention of the Legends. However, when the team arrives they discover that Rip has no memories of his past due to 'time drift' and is just a graduate film student. After trying to convince Rip of who he was, they discover that he possesses an incredibly powerful artifact known as the Spear of Destiny, which the Legion of Doom is after.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow 2x09 Sneak Peek "Raiders of the Lost Art" HD Season 2 Episode 9 Sneak Peek

 

Face Off (Syfy), Tuesday 9PM - "Abstract Aliens"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Teen Wolf (MTV), Tuesday 9PM - "Memory Found"

Liam and Theo act as decoys while Scott, Lydia and Malia try to remember Stiles.

Teen Wolf 6x09 Promo "Memory Found" (HD) Season 6 Episode 9 Promo

 

Bones (Fox), Tuesday 9PM - "The Final Chapter: The Price For the Past"

Aubrey's dad resurfaces and immediately presents a moral dilemma. Meanwhile, the murder of someone from Booth and Brennan's past is investigated.

Bones 12x04 Promo "The Price for the Past" (HD)

 

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

May searches for the truth about what happened to her and Aida plans a desperate move that could put everyone in danger.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 4x11 Sneak Peek "Wake Up" (HD) Season 4 Episode 11 Sneak Peek

Wednesday

Arrow (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Who Are You?"

Oliver worries that Prometheus is right that he is truly a killer at heart, so he looks for a ray of hope and finds it in what seems to be the miraculous return of Laurel Lance. However, Felicity, still reeling from Detective Malone's murder, is bent on revenge and wants to stop Prometheus at any cost. Meanwhile, Diggle fights for his life in prison.

Arrow | Who Are You? Extended Trailer | The CW

 

Frequency (The CW), Wednesday 9PM - "Signal Loss"

SEASON FINALE: In the Season 1 finale, Raimy makes a startling discovery that prompts her to reach out to Frank to voice her concerns. Meanwhile, truths are revealed.

Frequency | Signal Loss Trailer | The CW
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The Magicians (Syfy), Wednesday 9PM - "Knight of Crowns"

Check out our Highlights section above for more information.

Vikings (History), Wednesday 9PM - "On the Eve"

The Viking army rampages through the English countryside while King Ecbert and Aethelwulf seek to defend of the realm.

Vikings 4x19 Promo "On the Eve" (HD) Season 4 Episode 19 Promo

 

Salem (WGN), Wednesday 9PM - "Black Sunday"

Survival is uncertain on the eve of Salem's demise.

WGN America's Salem 310 "Black Sunday": Series Finale

Adam Warlock

Thanks to that cocoon in the Collector’s base, we already have some hints that Warlock could show up in future Marvel movies. The writers should definitely make that happen, because he’s a character with a boatload of potential. He’s extremely powerful in the “quantum magic” department, and helps the Guardians out of more than a few unwinnable situations during his tenure with the team. Oh, there’s also the fact that his future self is the extremely big baddie Magus, which could make for one heck of a fun future sequel.

 

Incorporated (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "Burning Platform; Golden Parachute"

Ben's ongoing investigation leads to a shock; Laura's child patient reveals some sobering facts; and Elizabeth and Julian put their bold plan against Inazagi in motion in the first half of this combined Season 1 finale. In the second half, a thief is discovered; a killer is hunted down; Elizabeth and Laura deal with the fate of the clinic; and Theo makes his way inside the wall.

Incorporated 1x09 Promo "Burning Platform" (HD)

Thursday

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "First Blood"

After being arrested for the attempted assassination of the President of the United States, Sam and Dean must find a way out of an underground, government-run, detention facility in the middle of nowhere. Determined to find her sons, Mary and Castiel seek assistance from an unlikely source.

Supernatural | First Blood Extended Trailer | The CW

 

Riverdale (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "Chapter One: The River's Edge"

SERIES PREMIERE: Premiere of a drama based on characters from the Archie comic book series is set in Riverdale, where aspiring musician Archie deals with life, love and high school.

Riverdale | Stranger Trailer | The CW

Angela

Oh, Angela. A relatively new addition to the team as part of the modern-day Marvel NOW run, she’s a butt-kicking lady who can actually go toe-to-toe with her new BFF, Gamora. Some fiddling with time and space finds her tossed into our galaxy heading towards Earth, though the Guardians intercept, and she eventually joins up with the team. It’s also eventually revealed she has some familial connections to Thor and Loki, so she could be the perfect character to connect Guardians to Asgard on the big screen.

 

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

Will, Devon and Charlie try to journey home; Katie, who fears the worst, says goodbye to her daughter; Bram makes friends at camp; and Maddie finds a new project.

Colony 2x03 Promo "Sublimation" (HD)

Bug

You’ve got to love Bug. The C-lister didn’t get an invite to the first edition of the Guardians, but eventually joined the team once some members left and the remaining team members were tasked with rebuilding its ranks. He’s a fun character, and he’s a fun character to bring some comic relief. In a movie that already features a talking tree and raccoon, why not?

Friday

Grimm (NBC), Friday 8PM - "El Cuegle"

Nick, Hank and Wu investigate a terrifying clairvoyant Wesen who has his eyes set on terrorizing a young family; Capt. Renard is left reeling from the appearance of an unexpected guest; Diana has some interesting news for Monroe and Rosalee; and Eve returns to the catacombs beneath Nick's loft to search for answers to her bizarre visions and side effects from being healed by the mysterious stick.

Grimm 6x04 Promo "El Cuegle" (HD) Season 6 Episode 4 Promo

Jack Flag

Considering the fact that Gunn doesn’t seem keen to add any new earthlings to the mix in Guardians 2, Jack Flag is admittedly a long shot. But, he’s still a great member of the Guardians team during the latter part of Abnett and Lanning’s run. The character has your basic power set of superhuman strength, thanks to being doused in some chemicals back in the day. He’s also paralyzed from the waist down at one point, though the medical team at Knowhere took care of that fairly easily. He’s a fun, snarky foil for Rocket, and the character is great in the comics. But, the film version of Quill fills that role nicely, so he could get redundant if not written effectively.

 

The Vampire Diaries (The CW), Friday 8PM - "Nostalgia's a Bitch"

Sybil enacts revenge on Damon by putting him in a catatonic state. Caroline and Bonnie enter Damon's mind and run into familiar faces from the past, only to discover Stefan is the key to Damon's fate. Meanwhile, Sybil and her sister, Seline, jockey for control of the bell.

The Vampire Diaries | Nostalgia's a Bitch Trailer | The CW

Major Victory

Depending on the direction Gunn takes the franchise with the sequel, this Captain America shield-wielding future hero could be a great addition. Major Victory, aka Vance Astro, is a member of the future edition of the Guardians. But, he gets sent back in time due to some wild schisms with the space-time continuum, and hooks up with Quill’s team to try and figure it all out. The busted timeline story is one of the most entertaining of the comic’s run, and Major Victory is the perfect avenue to introduce that story. Plus, Cap’s shield is a well-established piece of Marvel movie lore, and could make for an interesting visual piece in a different character’s hands.

 

Emerald City (NBC), Friday 9PM - "Everybody Lies"

West interrogates Dorothy using some enchanted methods. Meanwhile, the Wizard seeks help from the Kingdom of Ev as he plans the construction of a weapons arsenal; and Lucas may recover his memories thanks to an old acquaintance.

Emerald City 1x05 Promo "Everybody Lies" (HD)

Mantis

Mantis is a strong female character who played a key role in the 2008 Guardians run that inspired the feature film. In the books, she served as a counselor to the group — and also worked with Star-Lord in some shady dealings to bring the team all together. She has strong psychic mental powers and can also kick butt in her own right, eventually joining up with the team on some missions later in the run.

 

Sleepy Hollow (Fox), Friday 9PM - "The People v. Ichabod Crane"

Washington, D.C. is menaced by a monster that haunts its victims with their painful memories and experiences, forcing the team to look for salvation in their own weaknesses. Meanwhile, Jenny forges an unlikely alliance that could save the planet.

Sleepy Hollow 4x04 Promo "The People vs. Ichabod Crane" (HD)

Moondragon

Another strong female character with an insanely trippy arc in Abnett and Lanning’s Guardians run, Moondragon could really be a nice WTF twist to introduce at some point. Plus, she’s technically Drax’s daughter (though the details of that get a bit convoluted), and that, alone, could be one heck of a storyline to throw into the mix. Oh, she’s also Phyla-Vell’s lover, so that could be an interesting addition if they both get an invite for the sequel.

Saturday

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday 9PM - "Extra Pulses: Los Coches Adobe"

In an enhanced episode, a former brothel in Soledad, CA is investigated. When Jay encounters a shadow figure and goes into a panic, the rest of the team rush in to rescue him from the malevolent spirits.

Sunday

Black Sails, Sunday 9PM - "XXIX"

SEASON PREMIERE. The final season of Black Sails begins.

Black Sails | Season 4 Official Trailer | STARZ

 

Elementary (CBS), Sunday, 9PM - "Over a Barrel"

A kidnapper threatens to start executing his hostages, including Joan, unless Sherlock finds the person responsible for his son's death within the next 16 hours, when the statute of limitations on the crime runs out.