TV THIS WEEK: Nimoy goes Big Bang, Game of Thrones back and more

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Dec 16, 2012

Oh, it's a big week as we say goodbye to Alcatraz and Merlin and hello to Game of Thrones. But the really big news is that we'll get some Spock action thanks to Leonard Nimoy's voice on The Big Bang Theory.

Also this week, Aidan and Suren make plans for the future on Syfy's Being Human, Dyson may have killed a Dark Fae on Lost Girl, the ghost hunters take on Frankenstein on Ghost Hunters International, it's all about bugs for Clive and his team on Monster Man, Stefan and Damon's plan to kill Klaus takes shape on The Vampire Diaries, Blackwell gets a message from a witch hunter on The Secret Circle, Martin meets a homeless man who's obsessed with numbers on Touch, "Nothing As It Seems" on Fringe, we find out more about Capt. Renard's motives on Grimm, the brothers try to help Garth on Supernatural, Annie kills a neighbor on BBC America's Being Human, a UFO crash threatens the Earth on Syfy's Seattle Superstorm, and Regina's reasons for seeking revenge are explained on Once Upon a Time.

Here's what we have to look forward to this week on sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal and spy-fi TV.

Monday, March 26

Alcatraz (Fox) 9 p.m. - "Garrett Stillman; Tommy Madsen"

Two-hour season-one finale! Rebecca and Doc go after Rebecca's grandfather, who could possibly be the key to the mystery of the 63s. Meanwhile, a discovery is made beneath Alcatraz. What do you think? Should Alcatraz get a second season?

Here's a sneak peek:

Being Human (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Don't Fear the Scott"

Aidan and Suren plan their future, Josh has girl trouble, and Sally attempts to repair the damage she's done.

Here's a promo:

Lost Girl (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Faetal Justice"

Bo tries to figure out what happened when Dyson wakes up covered in blood next to a dead Dark Fae with no memory of what happened.

Here a sneak peek:

Tuesday, March 27

NASA Files: The Unexplained (Science) 10 p.m.

A look at NASA's top 10 unexplained close encounters, including interviews with the astronauts and original footage.

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Wednesday, March 21

Ghost Hunters International (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Rise of Frankenstein: Belgium & Italy"

Those globetrotting ghost hunters investigate the Belgian fortress of Antwerp and a 16th-century Italian villa where Frankenstein was born.

Here's a promo:

Monster Man (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Monster Infestation"

It's one buggy Monster Man when director Tony Randel asks the team to create a biomechanical pest and another director wants ants with explosive personalities.

Here's a preview:

Other Wednesday shows of interest:

On Comedy Central's Ugly Americans (10:30 p.m.), Twayne resigns after Mark makes inappropriate comments in "The Roast of Twayne Boneraper."

Thursday, March 29

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8 p.m. - "The Transporter Malfunction"

Leonard Nimoy guest voice alert! Yes, it's the ultimate fanboy episode. When Sheldon breaks Leonard's Star Trek collectible, he starts to hear the voice of Spock (Nimoy). Meanwhile, Raj's date, set up by his parents, may just be his soulmate.

Here's a preview:

The Vampire Diaries (The CW) 8 p.m. - "The Murder of One"

Stefan and Damon plot to kill Klaus with their new weapon. Elsewhere, Klaus is doing some plotting of his own as he tries to force Bonnie to cast a spell for him. Poor Bonnie. That girl really needs a new bunch of friends.

Here's a preview:

The Secret Circle (The CW) 9 p.m. - "Sacrifice"

Jake gets a surprise visit from a witch hunter with a message for Blackwell. Meanwhile, Faye and Melissa make a deal with Adam. They'll help him at the Boathouse if he'll help them find romance.

Here's a look:

Touch (Fox) 9 p.m. - "Safety in Numbers"

Martin follows Jake's numbers to a dance competition and a music festival. Meanwhile, he comes to believe that a homeless man might have Jake's talent for numbers.

Here's a look:

Other Thursday shows of interest:

On CBS's Person of Interest (9 p.m.), Reese and Finch investigate a person with a double life in "Identity Crisis." And on NBC's Awake (10 p.m.), Michael becomes a FBI suspect in a serial killing case, and Hannah considers a move to "Oregon."

Friday, March 30

Fringe (Fox) 9 p.m. - "Nothing As It Seems"

Interesting title alert! The Fringe team takes on a case that Peter has knowledge of, but that the rest of the team doesn't.

Here's a look:

Grimm (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Island of Dreams"

Nick and Monroe dig into the murder of the owner of a spice shop. Meanwhile, Capt. Renard has a job for Adalind.

Here's a promo:

Supernatural (The CW) 9 p.m. - "Party On, Garth"

Sam and Dean assist Garth in going up against a Shojo, a vengeful Japanese creature that can only be seen when drunk.

Here's a preview:

Merlin (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "The Sword in the Stone, Part 2"

Season-four finale! Part 2 of 2! With Camelot lost and Arthur's confidence at a low, Merlin leads the King to the powerful Excalibur and convinces him to try to pull it from the stone.

Other Friday shows of interest:

On The CW's Nikita (8 p.m.), Amanda and Ari arrange a meeting with Zetrov in order to take over the company in "Power." On the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures (9 p.m.), the guys head to "The National Hotel" in Nevada City, Calif., to investigate spirit activity. And on Spartacus: Vengeance (10 p.m.), Spartacus and his rebels face supply shortages and Glaber's superior army in "Wrath of the Gods."

Saturday, March 31

Being Human (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "Puppy Love"

Things get sticky for Annie when she accidentally kills a cranky neighbor. Meanwhile, it's romance for the boys as Tom feels a connection with werewolf Allison and Hal goes on his first date in 50 years.

Here's a look:

Seattle Superstorm (Syfy) 9 p.m.

Caprica's Esai Morales stars in this Syfy movie, which follows a soldier and a scientist as they try to save the world from deadly storms caused by the crash of a UFO in Seattle's Puget Sound.

Here's a promo:

Sunday, April 1

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8 p.m. - "The Stable Boy"

Emma continues her search for clues to prove that Mary Margaret is innocent of Kathryn's murder. Elsewhere, in the fairy-tale world, we finally find out exactly why Regina hates Snow White so much. Barbara Hershey guest-stars.

Here's a preview:

Game of Thrones (HBO) 9 p.m. - "The North Remembers"

Season-two premiere! Robb Stark continues his efforts against the Lannisters, while Tyrion attempts to temper Joffrey in King's Landing. Meanwhile, Stannis Baratheon goes after his dead brother's throne and Daenerys faces the Red Waste.

Here's a look:

Other Sunday shows of interest:

On TLC's Long Island Medium (9 and 9:30 p.m.), Theresa heads to the gym to get in shape and takes her dog to the vet, and finds the spirits demanding her attention in both places.

What are you going to watch?