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TV THIS WEEK: S.H.I.E.L.D. midseason finale, Van Helsing finale, Negan's visit on The Walking Dead and more

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Dec 5, 2016

Welcome to TV This Week! Your one-stop shop for all the cool sci-fi and fantasy stuff you should be watching over the next seven days!

This week is led by the midseason finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which finally brings us the epic Ghost Rider face-off we’ve been waiting to see.

Along with all the latest Marvel action, we also have a (mostly) full slate of DC fare, with new episodes of Arrow (focused on Prometheus and the traitor in Team Arrow’s midst), Flash (where Jay Garrick comes to town and lends a hand) and Legends of Tomorrow (where the gang goes back to Chicago in the late 1920s). A new episode of The Walking Dead also hits this Sunday, picking up on the cliffhanger that sent Negan back to Alexandria (following Carl’s botched assassination attempt).

Some new episodes of Syfy’s (Corporate owner of Blastr -Ed.) originals will also air this week, including the season finale of Van Helsing, and a new installment in the near-future thriller Incorporated.

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Highlights

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday, 8 p.m. - “The Present”

Barry goes to Earth-3 to get advice from Jay Garrick on how to stop Savitar. Wally wants to help Barry fight Savitar and reveals that he's been training with H.R., which doesn't go over well with Barry. Meanwhile, old wound are reopened when Cisco faces his first Christmas without his brother Dante.

The Flash | The Present Trailer | The CW

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Tuesday, 10 p.m. - “The Laws of Inferno Dynamics”

In the mid-season finale, S.H.I.E.L.D. teams with Ghost Rider as the fate of Los Angeles hangs in the balance.

The Big Guns – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4, Ep. 8

 

Van Helsing (Syfy), Friday, 10 p.m. - “It Begins”

SEASON FINALE: Vanessa learns secrets from her past and finds herself at a crossroads, wondering if she is a vampire or a human. Elsewhere, Mohamad and Sheema come to blows over their allegiances.

VAN HELSING | Season 1, Episode 13: Sneak Peek | Syfy

 

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday, 9 p.m. - “Hearts Still Beating”

With members out scavenging for supplies, Negan's unwelcome visit to Alexandria continues. With tensions high, things quickly spin out of control.

THE WALKING DEAD Season 7 Episode 8 “Hearts Still Beating” Extended Promo 7x08 HD

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Monday

MECH-X4 (Disney XD), Monday, 8 p.m. - “Let's Call It MECH-X4!, Part 1”

Part 1 of 2. A high school freshman discovers he has the ability to control technology with his mind and his power awakens MECH-X4, a giant fighting robot.

MECH-X4 - We Are Mech-X4 (EXCLUSIVE EXTENDED TRAILER) [1080p HD]

 

People of Earth (TBS), Monday, 9 p.m. - “Last Day on Earth”

Gerry bids adieu to StarCrossed while counting down to his own anticipated "experience." In addition, Jonathan Walsh shares important information with Ozzie, and Don and Kelly go on a date.

Mars (National Geographic), Monday, 9 p.m. - “Power”

In 2037, four years after Mars colonization, a storm threatens the outpost. In reality, Antarctica serves as a site for a simulated human settlement.

Timeless (NBC), Monday, 10 p.m. - “Last Ride of Bonnie & Clyde”

The time-traveling trio are on the run with the Barrow gang, and they must uncover Flynn's target in the Depression-era South by gaining the trust of criminal duo Bonnie and Clyde. Meanwhile, Agent Christopher pursues a lead in the present day, and the trio risk getting caught in the crossfire.

Timeless 1x09 Promo "Last Ride of Bonnie and Clyde" (HD)

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Tuesday

MECH-X4 (Disney XD), Tuesday, 8 p.m. - “Let's Call It MECH-X4!, Part 2”

Part 2 of 2. A high school freshman discovers he has the ability to control technology with his mind and his power awakens MECH-X4, a giant fighting robot.

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday, 8 p.m. - “The Present”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

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

Scott and Liam protect the lacrosse team from the Ghost Riders; and Lydia finds clues about what happened to Stiles.

Teen Wolf 6x04 Promo "Relics" (HD) Season 6 Episode 4 Promo

 

Scream Queens (Fox), Tuesday, 9 p.m. - “Rapunzel, Rapunzel”

A new patient who has a link to Dean Munsch's past checks into the institute with the intention of winning her back; a jealous Brock further questions his relationship with Chanel; and Chamberlain and Zayday try to learn the origins of the Green Meanie killer.

Scream Queens 2x08 Promo "Rapunzel, Rapunzel" (HD) Season 2 Episode 8 Promo

 

Aftermath (Syfy), Tuesday, 10 p.m. - “Where the Dead Men Lost Their Bones”

The Copelands resort to desperate measures to save a dying family member.

AFTERMATH | Season 1, Episode 11: Sneak Peek | Syfy

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Tuesday, 10 p.m. - “The Laws of Inferno Dynamics”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

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Wednesday

Arrow (The CW), Wednesday, 8 p.m. - “What We Leave Behind”

After Prometheus attacks Curtis, Oliver realizes Prometheus knows all of Team Arrow's secret identities and is planning to come for them one by one. Meanwhile, Felicity and Det. Malone discover a clue that links Prometheus to Oliver's past.

Arrow | What We Leave Behind Trailer | The CW

 

Frequency (The CW), Wednesday, 9 p.m. - “Gray Line”

Raimy and Frank make a startling discovery about the Nightingale. Meanwhile, Frank's blindsided by an unexpected betrayal.

Frequency 1x09 Promo "Gray Line" (HD) Winter Finale

 

Vikings (History Channel), Wednesday, 9 p.m. - “The Vision”

Ragnar's difficulties raising a crew for the voyage to Wessex leaves Kattegat locals admonishing him that the gods have deserted him. Meanwhile, Bjorn's dream to explore the Mediterranean is within reach.

Vikings 4x12 Promo "The Vision" (HD) Season 4 Episode 12 Promo

 

Incorporated (Syfy), Wednesday, 10 p.m. - “Downsizing”

Ben scrambles to deflect suspicion after the Spiga data breach; Laura offers to help when her mother's policies evict an innocent family; Theo is forced into an important cage fight.

INCORPORATED | Season 1: 2074 is Crazy Part 1 | Syfy

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Thursday

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Thursday, 8 p.m. - “The Chicago Way”

The Legends travel to 1927 Chicago and quickly realize they have been set up by Eobard Thawne, Damien Darhk and the newest member of the Legion of Doom, Malcolm Merlyn. While everyone is trying to fix what they think is the mission, Jax encourages a reluctant Stein to share his secret with the other Legends. But Stein is taken captive and Sara must decide whether to stop the Legion of Doom or save Stein. Meanwhile, Rory gets an unexpected visitor and isn't sure how to handle it.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow | The Chicago Way Trailer | The CW
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Supernatural (The CW), Thursday, 9 p.m. - “Lotus”

Lucifer's search for power and influence in a vessel lands him in the White House where he the president unknowingly makes a deal with the devil. But Sam, Dean, Castiel, Crowley and Rowena band together to fight the Dark Lord.

Supernatural | LOTUS Trailer | The CW

 

Falling Water (USA), Thursday, 10 p.m. - “The Well”

Burton pursues the Woman in Red; Sabine has issues with Taka, who learns more about the Green; and Tess and Bill meet a familiar face while following a lead about the boy.

Falling Water 1x08 Promo "The Well" (HD)

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Friday

A Haunting (TLC), Friday, 8 p.m. - “Back From the Dead: Ghosts of War”

In an enhanced episode, a menacing Nazi soldier seeks vengeance for his death and threatens an innocent couple, who end up trying to make peace with his ghost.

LEGO Frozen Northern Lights (Disney XD), Friday, 8 p.m. - “Episode 1”

Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff try to restore the glimmer of the Northern Lights before it disappears. Part 1 of 4.

LEGO Disney Frozen Northern Lights – Official Trailer | Disney

 

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

A prodigy is kidnapped in Mac and Bozer's hometown and Mac tries to rescue him with only a set of pliers and a speaker wire.

MacGyver Season 1 Episode 10 "Pliers"

 

The Vampire Diaries (The CW), Friday, 8 p.m. - “The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You”

Stefan's Christmas Eve dinner with Caroline is crashed by Damon and Sybil, and things quickly take a dark and twisted turn. Meanwhile, in a series of flashbacks to Stefan's past, Cade's attempt to entice him with his mysterious agenda leaves Stefan faced with an unimaginable decision.

The Vampire Diaries | The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You Trailer | The CW

 

A Haunting (TLC), Friday, 9 p.m. - “Living Nightmare”

A woman who was tormented as a child has to deal with an old spirit that resurfaces to haunt her family.

Z Nation (Syfy), Friday, 9 p.m. - “Duel”

Addy is being pummeled with whatever "The Man" can throw at her, while Lucy does the same to "The Man.”

Z NATION | Season 3, Episode 13: Sneak Peek | Syfy

 

The Exorcist (Fox), Friday, 9 p.m. - “Chapter Nine: 162”

A potential tragedy surfaces right before Pope Sebastien arrives and Marcus has to intervene. Also: Tomas gets a life-changing opportunity, but his past mistakes may stop it from materializing, and a new problem threatens the Rance family.

Father Tomas & Father Marcus Struggle With Casey's Demon | Season 1 Ep. 8 | THE EXORCIST

 

Van Helsing (Syfy), Friday, 10 p.m. - “It Begins”

See more in our “Highlights” action above.

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Saturday

Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD), Saturday, 8:30 p.m. - “Visions and Voices”

Ezra is haunted by visions of Maul and journeys across the galaxy to engage in a strange ritual to sever his connection to Maul.

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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America), Saturday, 9 p.m. - “Two Sane Guys Doing Normal Things”

The team face a final battle to save Lydia Spring.

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Sunday

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz), Sunday, 8 p.m. - “Second Coming”

The 10th episode of the second season of Ash vs. Evil Dead.

The Librarians (TNT), Sunday, 8 p.m. - “And the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy”

Baird sees a vision of her own death at the hands of an otherworldly assassin, so she sets out to stop the prophecy from coming true.

The Librarians 3x04 Promo "And the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy" (HD)

 

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday, 9 p.m. - “Hearts Still Beating”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

The Last Man on Earth (Fox), Sunday, 9:30 p.m. - “If You're Happy and You Know It”

Phil hopes to cheer Carol up by treating her to a honeymoon vacation; Lewis' aviation pursuits prove to be a success.

The Last Man on Earth 3x09 Promo "If You're Happy and You Know It" (HD) Fall Finale

 

Elementary (CBS), Sunday, 10 p.m. - “It Serves You Right to Suffer”

Shinwell is framed for a gang killing, and Holmes and Watson have just three days to find the real murderer before he is arrested and sent back to jail