TV THIS WEEK: Timeless and Lucifer return, Patriot on S.H.I.E.L.D., Good Place finale and more

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Jan 16, 2017

We're still waiting for the Arrowverse to return with new episodes, but there's more than enough fresh shows to check out this week.

NBC's time-travel series Timeless (which is a whole lot of fun) is back from its midseason break, along with Fox's DC-based hit Lucifer. The LMD storyline also continues with a new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., while NBC's afterlife dramedy The Good Place wraps its first season.

Dig in below and be sure to set your DVR accordingly.

Highlights

Lucifer (Fox), Monday, 9PM - "Stewardess Interruptus"

Tensions between Lucifer and Chloe intensify after they have an interrupted 'moment,' and impact the investigation of two murders, the victims being former flames of Lucifer's. Meanwhile, Charlotte tries manipulating Chloe and Lucifer's budding romance.

Lucifer 2x11 Promo "Stewardess Interruptus" (HD) Season 2 Episode 11 Promo

HONORABLE MENTION: Time of the Doctor (Christmas special, 2013):

I didn't count it among the main list, but it would be strange to talk this much about Matt Smith without talking at least a little about when he says goodbye. Like a lot of Steven Moffat-scripted episodes, I find parts of Time of the Doctor to be a little too messy and loopy, less concerned with cleanness of concept and more with tonal power. That said, there's so much tonal power here. The Doctor making a last stand to protect a planet surrounded by the greatest powers of the universe, even at the cost of re-uniting with his people, is powerful, and Smith absolutely sells it. At the end, when he's greeted by a vision of Amy Pond in the TARDIS one last time, the tears always come. Sure, we can quibble with loopholes and convolutions in the plot, but by the time that moment arrives, it almost doesn't matter. All that matters is saying goodbye to the Raggedy Man.

 

Timeless (NBC), Monday, 10OM - "The World's Columbian Exposition"

Lucy is kidnapped by Flynn and taken to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and master illusionist Harry Houdini may be the only one who can save her. Wyatt and Rufus desperately search for Lucy, only to fall into a sinister trap.

TIMELESS "THE WORLDS COLUMBIAN EXPO"  1X10 CLIP #1

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tuesday, 10PM - "The Patriot"

A shocking secret is revealed about Mace that puts S.H.I.E.L.D. in danger.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 4x10 Promo "The Patriot" (HD) Season 4 Episode 10 Promo

Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman appear in New York City for Doctor Who World Tour, August 2014. Photo by Aaron Sagers

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The Good Place (NBC), Thursday, 8PM - "Mindy St. Clair; Michael's Gambit"

Michael faces his greatest challenge in the first half of a combined episode. Meanwhile, Eleanor, Jianyu and Janet must make a monumental decision. Later, Eleanor and her pals contemplate their fates in the Good Place. The Season 1 finale.

The Good Place 1x12 "Mindy St. Clair" / 1x13 "Michael's Gambit" Promo (HD) Season Finale

Monday

Gotham (Fox), Monday, 8PM - "Mad City: Ghosts"

Falcone wants Gordon dead after learning that he shot Mario; Gordon and Bullock trail a Jerome fanatic who's plotting to bring his idol back to life; Penguin sits for a major TV interview; and Selina's mother returns to Gotham.

Gotham 3x12 Promo #2 "Ghosts" (HD) Season 3 Episode 12 Promo #2

 

Shadowhunters (Freeform), Monday, 8PM - "Parabatai Lost"

Jace is targeted by the New York wolf pack while he continues to be pursued by other Shadowhunters. Meanwhile, Simon desperately searches for Camille.

Shadowhunters 2x03 Promo "Parabatai Lost" (HD) Season 2 Episode 3 Promo

Keeley Hawes: The Ashes to Ashes actress would make for an interesting female Doctor, one full of sensitivity, and wit, and class. Her upcoming turn as the villainous Ms Delphox in an future Doctor Who episode shouldn’t be a problem at all. Not. At. All.

 

Beyond (Freeform), Monday, 9PM - "The Man in the Yellow Jacket"

Holden seeks intel about the man who's after him by teaming up with a former adversary. Meanwhile, the Matthews feel uncomfortable with Jeff's presence in their lives; Luke struggles to find his place in the family; Willa helps another comatose patient; and Holden asks a girl out for the first time.

Beyond 1x04 Promo "The Man in the Yellow Jacket" (HD)

Gillian Anderson: The former X-Files star has been a prolific actress in England for many years already, and she definitely has the acting chops needed to play the Doctor AND could carry the show on her shoulders. We can see her as being a wise, adventurous Time Lord who’s not afraid to travel through time and space, and going on an adventure.

 

Lucifer (Fox), Monday, 9PM - "Stewardess Interruptus"

Check out our Highlights section above for more information.

Scorpion (CBS), Monday, 10PM - "Faux Money Maux Problems"

The team is tricked into producing counterfeit money for a foreign entity that's seeking to run the U.S. economy, leading Paige to turn to her mother's grifting skills to bail them out.

Scorpion - Faux Money Maux Problems (Sneak Peek 2)

 

Timeless (NBC), Monday, 10PM - "The World's Columbian Exposition"

Check out our Highlights section above for more information.

Tuesday

Teen Wolf (MTV), Tuesday, 9PM - "Blitzkrieg"

Scott, Lydia and Malia decide to storm the rift in an attempt to get Stiles back; and Liam, Hayden and Mason make a deal with Theo in order to learn Douglas's real plan.

Teen Wolf 6x08 Promo "Blitzkrieg" (HD) Season 6 Episode 8 Promo

 

Bones (Fox), Tuesday, 9PM - "The Final Chapter: The New Tricks in the Old Dogs"

Drama at a retirement home ensues when an elderly man's body is found in an acid dump site, and conversation at the lab turns to discussions of marriage and children.

Bones 12x03 Promo "The New Tricks in the Old Dogs" (HD)

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tuesday, 10PM - "The Patriot"

Check out our Highlights section above for more information.

Wednesday

Blindspot (NBC), Wednesday, 8PM - "Devil Never Even Lived"

A tattoo leads back to Roman and involves a biker gang with a bad reputation, but the team's unsure if they can trust Roman enough to send him into the field undercover.

Blindspot 2x12 Promo "Devil Never Even Lived" (HD) Season 2 Episode 12 Promo

 

Frequency (The CW), Wednesday 9PM - "Harmonic"

Raimy and Frank make a significant discovery in their search for the Nightingale. Meanwhile, Stan's determined to bring Frank down.

Frequency | Harmonic Trailer | The CW

 

Vikings (History), Wednesday, 9PM - "Revenge"

Ragnar's plan is realized; the Viking army alights on the coast of Northumbria.

Vikings 4x18 Promo "Revenge" (HD) Season 4 Episode 18 Promo

 

Incorporated (Syfy), Wednesday,  10PM - "Operational Realignment"

A misfired strategy puts Elena's rescue in doubt as Ben puts his life on the line with his backup plan. Meanwhile, Laura ignores company policy in order to save a cardiac patient and Julian agrees to accept Ben's help when investigating a murder.

Incorporated 1x08 Promo "Operational Realignment" (HD)

Thursday

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday, 8PM - "The Romance Recalibration"

When Penny feels that Leonard is taking her for granted, she decides to go on a spa weekend with Amy. 

The Big Bang Theory 10x13 Promo "The Romance Recalibration" (HD)

 

The Good Place (NBC), Thursday, 8PM - "Mindy St. Clair; Michael's Gambit"

Check out our Highlights section above for more information.

Colony (USA), Thursday, 10PM - "Somewhere Out There"

Will decides to trust an old friend; Jennifer visits Katie; and Bram meets the camp commandant.

Colony 2x02 Promo "Somewhere Out There" (HD)

Friday

Grimm (NBC), Friday, 8PM - "Oh Captain My Captain"

Adalind and Monroe do everything in their power to see that Nick's clever plan to get under Capt. Renard's skin goes off beautifully. Meanwhile, Eve and Rosalee are under the gun to get their spell ready on time.

Grimm 6x03 Promo "Oh Captain, My Captain" (HD) Season 6 Episode 3 Promo

 

The Vampire Diaries (The CW), Friday, 8PM - "The Simple Intimacy of the Near Touch"

Stefan and Damon return to Mystic Falls at Sybil's request as she still searches for the historical artifact; Bonnie returns from Paris wearing a vile of Enzo's blood, which makes Caroline wonder if Bonnie will become a vampire; Stefan, Damon, Caroline, Bonnie and Enzo attend the Miss Mystic Falls pageant; Sybil taunts Damon with memories of Elena.

The Vampire Diaries 8x09 Promo "The Simple Intimacy of the Near Touch" (HD) Season 8 Episode 9 Promo

 

Emerald City (NBC), Friday, 9PM - "Science and Magic"

A lost girl finds Dorothy and Lucas. Meanwhile, the Wizard exercises his power over the residents of a village; and Jack goes on a new path following a life-altering experience.

Emerald City 1x04 Promo "Science and Magic" (HD)

 

Sleepy Hollow (Fox), Friday, 9PM - "Heads of State"

A new threat to officials in Washington, D.C. comes in the form of an old adversary of Ichabod's. Meanwhile, Jake's familiarity with the city's network of tunnels could help uncover an important secret about the past.

Sleepy Hollow 4x03 Promo "Heads of State" (HD)

 

A Haunting (TLC), Friday, 10PM - "Bewitched"

A young couple's relationship is threatened by an evil entity.

Saturday

Dragon Ball Super (Cartoon Network), Saturday, 8PM - "Where Does the Dream Pick Up?! Find the Super Saiyan God!"

Son Goku learns of Beerus after Kaio-shin try to keep him in the dark.

Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD), Saturday, 8:30PM - "Trials of the Darksaber"

To help recruit her people to join the rebels, Sabine reluctantly agrees to learn to wield an ancient Mandalorian weapon but finds the challenge more difficult than expected.

Star Wars Rebels PREVIEW- Origin of The Darksaber | Trials of the Darksaber [HD]

 

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday, 9PM - "Extra Pulses: Grand Canyon Caverns"

In an enhanced episode, the team investigate Grand Canyon Caverns in Peach Springs, Arizona, which was formerly a sacred Indian burial site. During their nighttime lockdown, the guys report having rocks mysteriously thrown at them; and Zak claims to have an eerie, one-on-one encounter.

Sunday

The Librarians (TNT), Sunday, 8PM - "And the Wrath of Chaos"

DOSA and Apep infiltrate the Library as the Librarians' two-front battle comes to a climax. Here, the Librarians must put aside their differences to save the Library, themselves and the world. The Season 3 finale.

The Librarians 3x10 Promo "And The Wrath Of Chaos" (HD) Season Finale

 

Son of Zorn (Fox), Sunday, 8:30PM - "The Battle of Self-Acceptance"

Craig wants to be a warrior to prove his masculinity to Edie and asks Zorn for help. Also: Alan goes to extremes to overcome insecurities and get closer to Layla.