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TV THIS WEEK: Debris and Black Lightning finales; Cruella debuts; Lucifer returns; Van Helsing & more

By Trent Moore
Cruella Disney Plus

From blockbuster film premieres to big sci-fi finales, this week in TV looks to be a busy one across networks and streaming. Fair warning, though: Friday is pretty stacked, so you should have no problem getting through Memorial Day weekend.

The big premiere this week is Disney’s live action Cruella, which debuts on both Disney+ Premier Access and in theaters this weekend. Netflix also has a big debut this week with the back half of Lucifer’s fifth season. On the finale side, there are also two big sci-fi shows wrapping up their season runs. Black Lightning has its series finale, as the super-show bids farewell (though a potential spinoff is in development); and NBC’s freshman sci-fi thriller Debris is wrapping up its first season with a finale that promises plenty of twists and turns.

Digging deeper, SYFY has a new episode of Van Helsing; The CW has its Tuesday night superhero block of The Flash and Superman & Lois; Disney+ has a new episode of the animated Star Wars series The Bad Batch; and SYFY has a Memorial Day marathon of the three John Wick films — including the network premiere of the third one.

Check out the full rundown below and let us know what you’ll be watching.


Black Lightning (The CW), Monday 9 p.m. - “The Book of Resurrection: Chapter Two: Closure”

SERIES FINALE: School principal and retired vigilante Jefferson Pierce gets pulled back into the fight to protect his family and his city as his electrified alter ego, Black Lightning.

Black Lightning | Season 4 Episode 13 | Series Finale Promo | The CW

Debris (NBC), Monday 10 p.m. - “Celestial Body”

SEASON FINALE: Bryan and Finola's lives are changed forever as Maddox and INFLUX converge on the debris they are seeking.

Cruella (Disney+), Friday

FILM PREMIERE (Premier Access): Emma Stone stars in the all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinema's most notorious — and notoriously fashionable — villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. “Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets.

Lucifer (Netflix), Friday - Season 5 Part 2

MIDSEASON PREMIERE: It’s time to meet your new maker! Lucifer is back with eight thrilling new episodes.

Van Helsing (SYFY), Friday 10 p.m. - “Graveyard Smash”

As Axel and Julius continue their search for the Van Helsings, Violet and Ivory try to decipher a new clue all the while staying one step ahead of the Dark One.

John Wick Marathon (SYFY), Sunday

The trilogy of John Wick films — including the premiere of John Wick 3 — to blast in Memorial Day weekend with some hardcore action on SYFY.


Black Lightning (The CW), Monday 9 p.m. - “The Book of Resurrection: Chapter Two: Closure”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Debris (NBC), Monday 10 p.m. - “Celestial Body”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.


The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8 p.m. - “Family Matters, Part 2”

Barry and Iris come together to try to stop a dangerous force from destroying Central City.

Robin Hood (SYFY), Tuesday 8:30 p.m.

After returning home to England, Robin of Loxley learns that the evil Sheriff of Nottingham has seized his family estate. He soon joins forces with a band of oppressed rebels in a daring plan to rob the Sheriff of his money and take away his power.

Superman & Lois (The CW), Tuesday 9 p.m. - “Man of Steel”

Clark struggles to help Jordan, who is grappling with a new power; Lois enlists Clark's help, which leads to a surprise encounter.


Kung Fu (The CW), Wednesday 8 p.m. - “Guidance”

After learning some devastating news about Pei-Ling, Nicky attempts to keep herself distracted by offering to help a young woman in need; Zhilan confronts her past; Mei-Lei makes a startling confession.

Nancy Drew (The CW), Wednesday 9 p.m. - “The Judgement of the Perilous Captive”

Nancy has Everett exactly where she wants him; Nick receives upsetting news from one of his tenants about the youth center he wants to open; Carson shares something disturbing with Bess.

Nancy Drew | Season 2 Episode 17 | The Judgement Of The Perilous Captive Promo | The CW

The Cabin in the Woods (SYFY), Wednesday 10:59 p.m.

You think you know the story.


Hellboy (SYFY), Thursday 8:30 p.m.

Legendary half-demon Hellboy encounters an ancient resurrected sorceress who's out to avenge a past betrayal. Caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy becomes hell-bent on stopping her without triggering the end of the world.


Cruella (Disney+), Friday

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Lucifer (Netflix), Friday - Season 5 Part 2

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+), Friday - Episode 105

Follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch — a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army — each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu (TBS), Friday 9 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: A young man joins forces with Detective Pikachu to unravel the mystery behind his father's disappearance. Chasing clues through the streets of Ryme City, the dynamic duo soon discovers a devious plot that poses a threat to the Pokémon universe.

Van Helsing (SYFY), Friday 10 p.m. - “Graveyard Smash”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.


A Quiet Place (FX), Saturday 8 p.m.

A family must live in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper or footstep can bring death, a couple protects their children while desperately searching for a way to fight back.


John Wick Marathon (SYFY), Sunday

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

*TV listings via Zap2it, network, and streaming listings.