TV THIS WEEK: New Legends, The Americans returns, Vampire Diaries ends and more

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Mar 6, 2017

It might just be genre-adjacent, but one of the best shows on television returns this week and it's definitely worth mentioning. FX's The Americans is back for its fifth season, and the 1980s-set, parallel history thriller is fantastic. So check it out.

This week also brings some interesting new episodes within the Arrowverse, plus new episodes of Syfy's acclaimed space opera The Expanse. Bates Motel also continues its final season, which is turning into one of the ickiest horror stories on television (in a good way), and Disney XD's animated Guardians of the Galaxy series also returns for its second season.

Check out our full breakdown below and be sure to set your DVR accordingly.

Highlights

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

Rip is captured and forces the Waverider to crash, which strands the Legends 70 million years in the past. Ray leads Amaya and Nate to recover a vital piece of the ship. Meanwhile, in an effort to get the 'good' Rip back, Rory suggests they enter Rip's mind, but what Sara and Jax discover in his subconscious is not pleasant and they must fight evil versions of themselves; and Nate and Amaya continue to get closer, but it could cause serious ramifications.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow 2x13 Extended Promo "Land of the Lost" (HD) Season 2 Episode 13 Extended

 

The Americans (FX), Tuesday 10PM - "Amber Waves"

In the Season 5 premiere, the Centre sends a new operation unlike anything before to Philip and Elizabeth, which puts more strain on their already tense marriage and family life.

Quotes | The Americans Season 5 Official Trailer | FX [HD]

 

The Expanse (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "The Seventh Man"

Preparations for the Earth/Mars peace conference lead to tightening tension on Errinwright.

The Expanse 2x07 Promo "The Seventh Man" (HD) Season 2 Episode 7 Promo

 

The Vampire Diaries (The CW), Friday 9PM - "I Was Feeling Epic"

SERIES FINALE: With the fate of Mystic Falls at stake, Stefan and Damon fight their greatest enemy in one last epic battle.

The Vampire Diaries 8x16 Extended Promo "I Was Feeling Epic" (HD) Series Finale

 

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD), Saturday 9PM - "Stayin' Alive"

SEASON PREMIERE: Season 2 begins with the Guardians learning that Thanos' asteroid has been taken to a secure facility that belongs to the Avengers.

Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Season 2 TRAILER (2017) Disney XD Animated Series

Monday, March 6

Shadowhunters (Freeform), Monday 8PM - "By the Light of Dawn"

The New York Institute is under attack as Valentine's plan for the Soul Sword gets dangerously close to coming to fruition. The Shadowhunters must act fast to save their loved ones; and some of the Downworlders have their own plan to stop Valentine, and their target is Clary.

Shadowhunters 2x10 Sneak Peek #2 "By The Light of Dawn" (HD) Season 2 Episode 10 Sneak Peek #2

 

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

As Alex searches for Jeremiah and Kara investigates a series of alien kidnappings, the sisters realize they must break the rules to foil a new Cadmus plot. In an effort to get Snapper Carr to run a story that would help her stop Cadmus, Kara agrees to set up an interview between Snapper and Supergirl.

Supergirl | Exodus Trailer | The CW

 

Bates Motel (A&E), Monday 10PM - "Bad Blood"

Norman helps Chick with a project; Romero makes his move; and Madeleine reaches out to Norman.

Bates Motel 5x03 Promo "Bad Blood" (HD) Season 5 Episode 3 Promo

 

HUMANS (AMC), Monday 10PM - "Episode 4"

Mia and Ed grow closer; Milo confronts a worried Athena; Karen and Pete delve deeper into the Seraphim investigation; and Hester exerts power over Leo.

Tuesday, March 7

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "The Wrath of Savitar"

Wally has visions of Savitar while training with Barry but he hides them from the team. Meanwhile, a dangerous secret threatens Barry and Iris' happiness.

The Flash | The Wrath of Savitar Trailer | The CW

 

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

See more in our Highlights section above.

Face Off (Syfy), Tuesday 9PM - "Puppet Masters"

The episode begins with the suspenseful conclusion to the previous elimination challenge and transitions into the newest immunity challenge, where the teams create magical marionette characters.

FACE OFF | Season 11, Episode 6: 'One Last Chance' | Syfy

 

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

A hay-baler accident that claims a young man's life sends Booth, Brennan and Aubrey undercover in the cutthroat world of demolition derbies. Meanwhile, Dr. Gordon Wyatt shows up to help Hodgins and Cam chart a new course in the Gormogon investigation.

Bones 12x09 Promo "The Steal in the Wheels" (HD)

 

The Americans (FX), Tuesday 10PM - "Amber Waves"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Wednesday, March 8

The Magicians (Syfy), Wednesday 9PM - "Plan B"

Julia and Kady enlist Quentin, Margo, Eliot and Penny for a magical heist.

THE MAGICIANS | Season 2, Episode 7: Sneak Peek | Syfy

 

Legion (FX), Wednesday 10PM - "Chapter 5"

A new threat surfaces.

Chapter 5 | Season 1 Ep. 5 Trailer | Legion

 

The Expanse (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "The Seventh Man"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Thursday, March 9

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell"

An attack by an invisible hellhound at a campsite leads Sam and Dean to investigate the mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, two of Crowley's own personal demons uncover what he's been hiding; and Castiel gets a lead on Kelly Kline.

Supernatural | Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell Trailer | The CW

 

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8PM - "The Escape Hatch Identification"

Leonard and Penny offer Sheldon's old room to Raj after he moves out of his apartment.

The Big Bang Theory - The Escape Hatch Identification (Preview)

 

Powerless (NBC), Thursday 8:30PM - "Cold Season"

Emily convinces Teddy to enter an invention into the Wayne Innovation Contest against the elitist engineers of Wayne X, even though he has his doubts. Meanwhile, Van takes advantage of Ron's good nature and has him assemble a toy in hopes of preoccupying his new girlfriend's child.

Powerless - Describe Powerless in 5 Words (Digital Exclusive)

 

Riverdale (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place"

The destruction of an important piece of evidence triggers new speculation as to who murdered Jason; things intensify when Jughead's father gets back into the fray, which reveals unsolved issues between him and Fred. Meanwhile, in the aftermath of her fight with Hermione, Veronica decides to take matters into her own hands; and Cheryl makes an unexpected proposal to Betty.

Riverdale | Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place Trailer | The CW

 

Colony (USA), Thursday 10PM - "Tamam Shud"

Will and Katie attempt to make contact with a new arrival in the bloc; and Bob has some questions for the Bowman family.

Colony 2x09 Promo "Tamam Shud" (HD)

Friday, March 10

Grimm (NBC), Friday 8PM - "Blood Magic"

A string of brutal deaths may be tied to an unlikely perpetrator found by Nick and Hank in a local nursing home. Meanwhile, Eve goes to Adalind to get answers that only a Hexenbiest can provide. Elsewhere, Capt. Renard confronts Nick about the mysterious symbols and tries to strike a deal.

Grimm 6x10 Promo "Blood Magic" (HD) Season 6 Episode 10 Promo

 

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Flashlight"

The team heads to Hawaii to aid earthquake relief efforts and partner the Five-0 task force to rescue a group of scientists trapped in a building, but a group attempting to steal top-secret weaponry puts everyone in danger.

MacGyver - Flashlight (Preview)

 

The Vampire Diaries (The CW), Friday 9PM - "I Was Feeling Epic"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Sleepy Hollow (Fox), Friday 9PM - "Insatiable"

Diana's mentor is targeted by a monster, convincing her that stopping Dreyfuss should be a priority for the team. Meanwhile, Dreyfuss and Jobe make an important discovery.

Sleepy Hollow 4x10 Promo "Insatiable" (HD)

Saturday, March 11

Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD), Saturday 8:30PM - "Double Agent Droid"

Chopper and AP-5 team up to infiltrate an Imperial station to steal needed codes, but an Imperial specialist turns the droids against the crew to cause chaos.

Star Wars Rebels: Double Agent Droid Preview 1

Santa's elves played by Misfit's Nathan McMullen and Dan Starkey (better known to us as the Sontaran Commander Strax).

 

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD), Saturday 9PM - "Stayin' Alive"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Sunday, March 12

Time After Time (ABC), Sunday 8PM - "Out of Time"

The search for Jack the Ripper continues.

Time After Time (ABC) "Fled into the Future" Oscars Promo HD - Jack the Ripper series

Natalie Gumede as a North Pole scientist.

 

Making History (Fox), Sunday 8:30PM - "The Shot Heard Round the World"

Dan and Deb travel back to colonial times to rescue Chris and turn out to be instrumental in sparking the Revolutionary War. Later, Dan and Chris go undercover as British allies in an attempt to rally the colonists to revolt.

Meet Deborah, Leighton Meester's Character | Season 1 | MAKING HISTORY

Faye Marsay.

 

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "Bury Me Here"

Keeping with the routine supply drop-off, a group of Kingdommers deliver goods to the Saviors, but things don't go as planned.

The Walking Dead: Next on: 'Bury Me Here' Ep. 713

Maureen Beattie.

 

The Last Man on Earth (Fox), Sunday 9:30PM - "The Spirit of St. Lewis"

Melissa is locked up for her own good, but it only frees her up to play mind games with the group, who try to find the right medicine to help her. Meanwhile, Lewis takes off for an adventure by himself.

The Last Man on Earth 3x11 Promo "The Spirit of St. Lewis" (HD)

Michael Troughton.