TV THIS WEEK: Battlestar babes, a Supernatural monster and more!

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Dec 14, 2012

Attack of the March reruns begins this week, but we still have originals for Smallville and Supernatural, plus there's killer guest shots by Battlestar Galactica's Lucy Lawless and Tricia Helfer on No Ordinary Family.

Also—Sarah and Chuck rob a bank on Chuck, Fleming battles with his alter ego on The Cape, Josh goes home to visit his parents on Syfy's Being Human, Archer battles female ninjas and a computer virus, Richard Dean Anderson visits Fairly Legal, Morgana endangers Arthur on Merlin, and a zombie follows Annie home on BBC America's Being Human. However, what we won't see this week are new episodes of The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, Nikita or Fringe, due to reruns and pre-emptions.

Here's what we have to look forward to this week on sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal and spy-fi TV, along with non-sci-fi shows that feature sci-fi or fantasy actors.




Monday, Feb. 28



Chuck (NBC) 8 p.m. - "Chuck Versus the First Bank of Evil"

Chuck and Sarah go Bonnie and Clyde to pull a bank robbery, and their wedding plans heat up. Meanwhile, Vivian finds herself in the spy world and Morgan searches for a roommate.

Here's a promo:


Being Human (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "I See Your True Colors ... And That Is Why I Hate You"

Emily and Josh visit their parents and Aidan challenges Bishop regarding Emily's attack. Meanwhile, Sally attempts to contact Bridget.

Here's a promo:




Tuesday, March 1



No Ordinary Family (ABC) 8 p.m. - "No Ordinary Love"

Battlestar Babes Alert! Lucy Lawless and Tricia Helfer guest-star as the latest villains to challenge the Powells. When the mysterious Mrs. X (Lawless) orders Sophie (Helfer) to put Jim under a love spell, he loses control over his actions and his marriage may be at stake. Meanwhile, Stephanie continues to try to keep Dr. King's trust, which may force her to do morally questionable things. And Daphne's boyfriend, Chris, finally gets a clue that there may be something unique about her family.

However, bad news, No Ordinary Family fans! While the series was certainly gearing up to a climatic finale, ABC has cut the episode order by two. Considering the late notification, that likely means the producers won't be able to give us an ending for the season. While Lawless is set for a multiple-episode arc, even Xena may not be able to save this series and pull off a second season.

Here's a look and an interview with Julie Benz, who plays Stephanie:




Friday, March 4



Smallville (The CW) 8 p.m. - "Scion"

Lois and Clark get a gift from Tess. Meanwhile, Tess and Lionel battle over control of the Luthor name.

Here's a preview and a sneak peek:


Star Wars: The Clone Wars (The CW) 8 p.m. - "Couner Attack"

In part two of a special three-part event, the Jedis attempt to break free of the citadel.

Here's a promo:


Supernatural (The CW) 9 p.m. - "And Then There Were None"

Mitch Pileggi returns as Samuel when the brothers and Bobby run into him during a hunt for a monster created by the Mother of All.

Here's a look:


Merlin (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "The Eye of the Phoenix"

Arthur heads off on a quest to prove himself worthy of leading Camelot one day, which involves retrieving the Golden Trident from the Fisher King. However, when Morgana sabotages him by giving him a bracelet that sucks away Arthur's strength, it leaves him in a perilous state.

Here's a promo and a sneak peek:


Other Friday shows of interest:

On the Cartoon Network, there are new episodes of Young Justice (7 p.m.), Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (7:30 p.m.) and Generator Rex (8 p.m.).




Saturday, March 5



Being Human (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "Type 4"

Things heat up for the roommates when Nina tells George something that will change their lives. Meanwhile, a zombie named Sasha follows Annie home, and Mitchell's number-one fan, Graham, goes too far when he copycats Mitchell's behavior.

Here's a preview:


What are you going to watch?