TV THIS WEEK: Beyond and Emerald City premiere, Grimm returns, new Sherlock, and more

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Jan 2, 2017

Welcome to 2017! The New Year’s doldrums are wrapping up, which means the first wave of midseason premieres are arriving — plus a new show or two that could be worth checking out.

Over on Freeform (formally ABC Family), the ambitious sci-fi drama Beyond makes its debut, while NBC’s long-running Grimm kicks off its sixth season. The dark adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, NBC’s Emerald City, also premieres this week. We also get a new Sherlock this week, which, as fans know, is pretty darn rare. So enjoy it.

Here’s our full breakdown for the week. Peruse, and set your DVR accordingly. 

Highlights

Beyond (Freeform), Monday, 9 p.m. - “Pilot,” “Tempus Fugit”

SERIES PREMIERE:In the series premiere, a man wakes up after 12 years in a coma to discover he's gained supernatural abilities. Then, a mysterious woman warns him not to trust anyone; and a stranger claiming to know about his powers attacks him, sending him on a mission to uncover what happened while he was asleep.

Beyond | 1x01 Sneak Peek: Holden Wakes Up | Freeform

 

Grimm (NBC), Friday, 8 p.m. - “Fugitive”

In the Season 6 premiere, a shoot-to-kill manhunt is ordered by Capt. Renard, who's hell-bent on eliminating Nick once and for all after the loft massacre. Meanwhile, Monroe and Rosalee have mixed feelings about staying in Portland now that their family is expanding; and Eve deals with the side effects of the mysterious stick's healing power.

Grimm - Twists and Turns Await in Grimm's Final Season (First Look)

 

Emerald City (NBC), Friday, 9 p.m. - “The Beast Forever; Prison of the Abject”

SERIES PREMIERE: A tornado occurs while Dorothy searches for her mother, and the storm transports Dorothy to a mystical land where she finds a soldier with amnesia in the series premiere of this combined episode of a dark, modern reimagining of "The Wizard of Oz.”

EMERALD CITY | Official Trailer: Welcome to Emerald City

Proveglia Island 

A wave of renewed interest came about this year when it was announced that Proveglia Island was for sale, which is great if you like possibly haunted places with an incredibly brutal history. This history started in the 18th century, when Proveglia became a confinement station for people bearing plague symptoms. 

After being used to confine the ill up until the 1920s, Proveglia Island decided it was tired of being a one-trick-haunted-pony, and became host to an insane asylum. Because if there's anything that's known for easing troubled minds, it's being confined to an area with giant pits of plague-ridden corpses. It is estimated that about 100,000 people perished on the small island, and charred bones have been known to wash ashore. 

 

Sherlock on Masterpiece (PBS), Sunday, 9 p.m. - "The Lying Detective"

Sherlock squares off with Culverton Smith, a chilling enemy with a very dark secret.

Sherlock: The Lying Detective - Series 4 Episode 2 | Trailer - BBC One

ANDY FAIRHURST

Monday

Shadowhunters (Freeform), Monday, 8 p.m. - “This Guilty Blood”

In the Season 2 premiere, the Institute is left in a state of disarray following Jace's departure with Valentine. Meanwhile, Clary, Isabelle and Alec are determined to find Jace, but the arrival of Victor Aldertree hinders their investigation; and Jocelyn must catch up on everything she missed while asleep.

Shadowhunters Season 2 Official Trailer

 

Beyond (Freeform), Monday, 9 p.m. - “Pilot,” “Tempus Fugit”

Check out our “Highlights” section above for more details.

Scorpion (CBS), Monday, 10 p.m. - “Ice Ca-Cabes”

The team must freeze Cabe's body in order to save his life after he's seriously wounded by exploding shrapnel while on a mission in the desert.

Scorpion - Ice Ca-Cabes (Sneak Peek 3)

Tuesday

Teen Wolf (MTV), Tuesday, 9 p.m. - “Ghosted”

Scott, Lydia and Malia search for clues about the Wild Hunt in a mysterious locale known as Canaan; and Liam and Hayden take drastic measures in the fight against the Ghost Riders.

Teen Wolf 6x06 Promo "Ghosted" (HD) Season 6 Episode 6 Promo

Photo by Ethan Miller, Getty Images

 

Bones (Fox), Tuesday, 9 p.m. - “The Final Chapter: The Hope in the Horror”

In the Season 12 premiere, the team searches for Brennan, who was kidnapped by former intern Zack Addy.

Extended Trailer: The Return Of Zack Addy | Season 12 | BONES

Wednesday

Blindspot (NBC), Wednesday, 8 p.m. - “Nor I, Nigel, AKA Leg in Iron”

Patterson has vanished, as has a newly amnesiac Roman, so the team search for the both, hoping to find them before Shepherd does.

Blindspot 2x10 Promo #2 "Nor I, Nigel, AKA Leg In Iron" (HD)
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Frequency (The CW), Wednesday, 9 p.m. - “The Edison Effect”

Frank and Raimy hatch a plan to kill the Nightingale, but Frank's reluctant to carry out the task. Meanwhile, Raimy's confronted with an unexpected choice of morality.

Frequency | The Edison Effect Trailer | The CW

ORLANDO AROCENA

 

Vikings (History), Wednesday, 9 p.m. - “Crossing”

Bjorn's fleet launches a surprise attack, while Lagertha's quest for power continues in Kattegat.

Vikings 4x16 Promo "Crossings" (HD) Season 4 Episode 16 Promo

JOE VETOE

 

Incorporated (Syfy), Wednesday, 10 p.m. - “Sweating the Assets”

Laura, who's on a mission of mercy, relives the painful events of eight years ago that forever changed her life and her relationships with Elizabeth and Julian. Meanwhile, a sudden event causes Ben and Theo to rethink their next move.

Incorporated 1x06 Promo "Sweating the Assets" (HD)

ERIN GALLAGHER

Thursday

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday, 8 p.m. - “The Holiday Summation”

Sheldon and Amy visit Leonard and Penny for the first time since the holidays and share details about their terrible trip to Texas.

The Big Bang Theory 10x12 Promo "The Holiday Summation" (HD)

JED THOMAS

Friday

Grimm (NBC), Friday, 8 p.m. - “Fugitive”

Check out our “Highlights” section above for more details.

MacGyver (CBS), Friday, 8 p.m. - “Screwdriver”

A mole leaks secret intel about The Phoenix Foundation and MacGyver goes on the hunt with a screwdriver and bug spray. Also: Sarah returns and Nikki resurfaces, but Mac doesn't know if she's there to help.

MacGyver - Screwdriver (Preview)

JED THOMAS

 

Emerald City (NBC), Friday, 9 p.m. - “The Beast Forever; Prison of the Abject”

Check out our “Highlights” section above for more information.

Emerald City - First Look (Sneak Peek)

Murtagh Fitzgibbons (Duncan Lacroix)

 

Paranormal Lockdown (TLC), Friday, 9 p.m. - “St. Ignatius Hospital”

A 19th-century hospital in Washington state closed its doors in 2003, but reports of strange noises and shadows prompt Nick and Katrina to conduct an examination.

Saturday

Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister 6 (Disney XD), Saturday, 8 p.m. - “Graduation Day - Part 2”

The latest installment in Disney XD’s universe-hopping Spider-Man series.

Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs the Sinister Six Season 4 Ep. 26 - Clip 1

JOE VETOE

 

Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD), Saturday, 8:30 p.m. - “Ghosts of Genosis: Part One, Part Two”

The latest chapter in the small screen Star Wars series. Rogue One alum Saw Gerrera will be coming to the series this season.

The Original Rebel: Saw Gerrera Returns | Star Wars Rebels

 

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday, 9 p.m. - “De Soto Hotel and Concordial”

The De Soto Hotel and Concordia Cemetery in El Paso are explored by the crew during an investigation that finds them learning about satanic worship and about the life of serial killer Richard Ramirez.

Sunday

The Librarians (TNT), Sunday, 8 p.m. - "And the Eternal Question"

Cases of people spontaneously combusting lead the Librarians to a holistic spa run by vampires who have uncovered the burning secret to walking in the sun.

The Librarians 3x08 Promo "And the Eternal Question" (HD)

PETER GUTTIEREZ

 

Son of Zorn (Fox), Sunday, 8:30 p.m. - "Radioactive Ex-Girlfriend"

The gang scramble for dates to an engagement party for Craig and Edie. Zorn rekindles with his ex; Alan tries to figure out his relationship with Layla; and Craig receives his certificate in relationship counseling.

Sherlock on Masterpiece (PBS), Sunday, 9 p.m. - "The Lying Detective"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Sherlock: The Lying Detective - Series 4 Episode 2 | Trailer - BBC One

ANDY FAIRHURST

 

Elementary (CBS), Sunday, 10 p.m. - "Be My Guest"

Holmes and Watson race to find a woman who has been held captive for years before the kidnapper takes drastic steps to avoid being caught. Meanwhile, Joan becomes frustrated when Shinwell refuses to focus on his informant training.