TV THIS WEEK: Fringe's midseason finale, a sexier Horror Story, and more!

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Dec 15, 2012

It's time for the dreaded midseason finale for Fringe, Batman: The Brave and Bold ends its run, and things are going to get hot on American Horror Story, which means it should be a good young Moira episode.

Also this week, secrets are exposed on Terra Nova, Oded Fehr returns to Covert Affairs, Sheldon gets jealous on The Big Bang Theory, the Cold War pops up on A Person of Interest, Chuck goes undercover as Morgan on Chuck, Monroe goes undercover on Grimm, the brothers take on the something that might be the Jersey Devil on Supernatural, things get frigid on Sanctuary, the team hunts a Liopleurodon on Primeval, fantasy author Neil Gaiman gets Simpson-ized, and Glenn becomes a secret keeper on The Walking Dead.

Here's what we have to look forward to this week on sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal and spy-fi TV, as well as TV shows which feature sci-fi or fantasy guest stars or topics.

Monday, Nov. 14

Terra Nova (Fox) 8 p.m. - "Proof"

Maddy discovers a terrible secret while interning for a Terra Nova scientist, and Josh continues his efforts to bring his girlfriend to the colony from the future. How are you feeling about Terra Nova these days? Is it worthy?

Here's a preview and a sneak peek:

Beneath the Blue (The CW) 8 p.m.

Paul Wesley alert! It's Thursday, so it must be time for The Vampire Diaries ... NOT. Dairies is on hiatus. But you can get your Paul Wesley fix this week when The CW switches things up a little in this movie about dolphins in the Bahamas and harmful Navy experiments.

Here's a preview:

Person of Interest (CBS) 9 p.m. - "Foe"

It's a blast into the past when the latest person of interest (Alan Dale) ends up using tricks from the Cold War.

Here's a promo:

Other Thursday shows of interest:

On National Geographic's Psychic Gold Hunt (9 p.m.), it's a search for gold in the hills of California as three psychics use the power of their minds to find treasure. On the channel's The Truth Behind (10 p.m.), the "Legend of King Arthur" is investigated in Southern England. And on USA's Burn Notice (10 p.m.), Michael attempts to rescue a scientist who's been kidnapped by an African warlord in "Necessary Evil."

Friday, Nov. 18

Chuck (NBC) 8 p.m. - "Chuck vs. the Business Trip"

Chuck and Sarah go undercover at a Buy More sales convention to smoke out an assassin, and Jeff tries to prove there's more to him what people expect.

Here's a look:

Grimm (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Lonelyhearts"

Nick investigates a series of missing women, and Monroe helps out with an undercover assignment. Meanwhile, someone is looking for revenge against a Grimm.

Here's a preview:

Fringe (Fox) 9 p.m. - "Wallflower"

Midseason finale! Fringe Division investigates the death of a man whose corpse turns white, and Olivia begins suffering from migraines. It's a continuation of the Attack of the Killer Midseason Finales! Doesn't it seem like fall TV just got started?

Here's a preview:

Supernatural (The CW) 9 p.m. - "How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters"

It looks like it's a monster hunt in the woods for the Brothers Winchester and Bobby as they take on the Jersey Devil (maybe?) in a New Jersey state park. Meanwhile, the Sandwich King (that'd be Dean) discovers that a sandwich at a restaurant is driving people crazy.

Here's a preview:

Sanctuary (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Icebreaker"

The team joins up with the U.K. Sanctuary to probe a frigid shipwreck in the Bering Sea where the crew and all the Abnormals aboard have been killed, possibly by each other.

Here's a sneak peek:

Other Friday shows of interest:

It's the series finale for the Cartoon Network's Batman: The Brave and the Bold (7 p.m.), which has Bat-Mite meddling by creating a fake family in "Mitefall!" And there are new episodes of Generator Rex (6 p.m.), Young Justice (6:30 p.m.), Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (7:30 p.m.), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (8 p.m.) and ThunderCats (8:30 p.m.).

On Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place (8 p.m.), Harper ends up in a Cinderella-type book in "Harperella." On CBS's A Gifted Man (8 p.m.), Rita wants Michael to operate on her son after he's in a motorcycle accident "In Case of Missed Communication." On The CW's Nikita (8 p.m.), Nikita steals Oversight money in "Fair Trade."

Saturday, Nov. 19

The Case for Christmas (Hallmark) 8 p.m.

Dean Cain (Lois and Clark) plays an ambitious attorney in this Hallmark original movie who finds himself defending Kriss Kringle (George Buza) against a selfish man who's upset he didn't get the toys he wanted as a child.

Here's a preview:

Primeval (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "Episode 2"

It's an underwater adventure as the team goes aboard a sub and runs into a Liopleurodon.

Here's the top five ways to pulverize a predator in season five:

Other Saturday shows of interest:

On Bio's Celebrity Ghost Stories (9 p.m.), celebs Chaka Khan, True Blood's Kristin Bauer and Iqbal Theba relate their paranormal experiences. And on the channel's My Ghost Story (10 p.m.), visitors to the Lizzie Borden house have ghostly experiences.

Sunday, Nov. 20

The Walking Dead (AMC) 9 p.m. - "Secrets"

Secrets abound as Glenn ends up learning a pair of secrets and Rick uncovers a secret of his own. Meanwhile, Andrea tries to sharpen up her shooting skills.

Here's a sneak peek:

Other Sunday shows of interest:

It's a Neil Gaiman alert as he (or at least his voice) pops up on Fox's The Simpsons (8 p.m.) when Homer forms a group to write a novel to cash in on the "tween lit" craze in "The Book Job."

What are you going to watch?