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TV THIS WEEK: The Conjuring 3, Sweet Tooth, LEGO Masters premiere; new Manifest, Van Helsing & more

By Trent Moore

This week brings with it some major series and season premieres, plus the simultaneous streaming-theatrical debut of one of the most anticipated horror flicks of the year. Plus lots of superheroes, vampires, and mysteries to fill out the margins.

The big story is the latest blockbuster in Warner Bros.' hybrid theatrical/streaming strategy for HBO Max, as The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It debuts on the service to ring in a scare-tastic weekend. On the series side, Fox has a new season of LEGO Masters kicking off, while Netflix is dropping its buzzy new Sweet Tooth series (based on the acclaimed indie comic). 

Digging a bit deeper, SYFY has a new episode of Van Helsing, NBC has a new Manifest and the premiere of American Ninja Warrior, and CBS has a new Clarice. The CW is loaded with Arrowverse fare, led by a new Superman & Lois, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman. There are also some new (and old) movies worth checking out around the dial: Cinemax has the new Black Christmas, Showtime has the new Wrong Turn, and SYFY has the network premiere of The Wolverine.

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


LEGO Masters (Fox), Tuesday 8 p.m. - "LEGO Day Parade"

SEASON PREMIERE: The talented teams are introduced and tasked with building an eye-catching float in the first-ever LEGO Day Parade.

Manifest (NBC), Thursday 8 p.m. - "Duty Free"

The consequences of Ben's actions test his marriage and send Grace reeling; Michaela makes a difficult decision regarding Saanvi's secret; Cal, following his intuition, provides secret refuge to an outcast.

Van Helsing (SYFY), Friday 10 p.m. - "Deep Trouble"

Axel, Violet, Jack and Ivory are on their way to D.C. when an attack from the military leads them to take cover in an abandoned mine, but the mine may not be as safe as they think.

Sweet Tooth (Netflix), Friday - Season 1

SERIES PREMIERE: On a perilous adventure across a post-apocalyptic world, a lovable boy who's half-human and half-deer searches for a new beginning with a gruff protector. Based on the acclaimed Jeff Lemire comic.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (HBO Max), Friday

FILM PREMIERE: Based on a chilling true story, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren risk their lives to prove the innocence of the accused and the existence of evil forces in the first U.S. murder trial where demonic possession is being used as a legal defense.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Sunday 8 p.m. - "The Satanist's Apprentice"

With Astra now a mortal, she finds it hard to adapt to the real world with no guidance from Constantine; frustrated and lonely, Astra makes a new friend who promises to help her; Sara meets the person responsible for her kidnapping.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow | Season 6 Episode 5 | The Satanists Apprentice Promo | The CW


American Ninja Warrior (NBC), Monday 8 p.m. - "Qualifiers 1"

SEASON PREMIERE: A new generation of ninjas takes on the course at the famed Tacoma Dome; for the first time, competitors as young as 15 compete in round one of qualifiers, where the ninjas face up to six challenging obstacles, including four new obstacles.


LEGO Masters (Fox), Tuesday 8 p.m. - "LEGO Day Parade"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Superman & Lois (The CW), Tuesday 9 p.m. - "Holding the Wrench"

Clark encourages Lois to reach out for help after noticing her reaching a breaking point; Jonathan finds himself in a dangerous situation; Kyle encourages Sarah to audition for the musical revue at school.


Kung Fu (The CW), Wednesday 8 p.m. - "Destiny"

Nicky and the Shens deal with the fallout after a family secret comes to light; Althea prepares for her bachelorette party.

Underworld: Blood Wars (SYFY), Wednesday 8:25 p.m.

With help from her only two allies, death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) embarks on a quest to end the eternal war between vampires and Lycans, even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.

Nancy Drew (The CW), Wednesday 9 p.m. - "The Echo of Lost Tears"

Carson, Ryan and the crew work together to help Nancy.

Nancy Drew | Season 2 Episode 18 | The Echo Of Lost Tears Promo | The CW


Manifest (NBC), Thursday 8 p.m. - "Duty Free"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Wolverine (SYFY), Thursday 8 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: In Japan and vulnerable for the first time, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) confronts lethal samurai steel and grapples with the ghosts of his own haunted past.

Clarice (CBS), Thursday 10 p.m. - "Motherless Child"

Catherine Martin escapes to Carneys Point, N.J., to confront Buffalo Bill's mother, Lila Gumb; Clarice volunteers to be the one to find Catherine before she commits a vile act and becomes a monster herself.


Sweet Tooth (Netflix), Friday - Season 1

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (HBO Max), Friday

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Black Christmas (CINEMAX), Friday 8 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: As sorority sisters prepare for holiday parties, a mysterious cloaked figure starts to leave a bloody trail throughout their campus. Refusing to become victims, the girls decide to band together and fight back against the psychotic Christmas killer.

NASA's Unexplained Files (Science), Friday 8 p.m. - "Mysteries of the Alien World"

Rumors of a U.S. government cover-up begin to circulate when astronomers quickly retract a recent planet discovery after a UFO abductee claims to have seen a star map of an alien journey.

Van Helsing (SYFY), Friday 10 p.m. - "Deep Trouble"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Vikings (History), Saturday 8 p.m. - "King of Kings"

Ubbe discovers the truth about Kjetill in Iceland and must make a difficult decision; the battle against the Rus leads to grave consequences.

Wrong Turn (Showtime), Saturday 9 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: Despite warnings to stick to the Appalachian Trail, hikers stray off course and cross into land inhabited by a hidden community of mountain dwellers who use deadly means to protect their way of life.

Vikings (History), Saturday 9 p.m. - "All Change"

Oleg isolates Ivar when the Rus army returns to Kiev; Dir confirms that he's mustering a force to overthrow Oleg.


DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Sunday 8 p.m. - "The Satanist's Apprentice"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9 p.m. - "USS Pennsylvania"

In a race against time to stop Teddy's plan, motives are revealed and convictions are tested as Morgan and his allies infiltrate and make their way through the beached submarine that holds the tools for Teddy's destruction.

Event Horizon (MOMAX), Sunday 9 p.m.

A rescue party (Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan) encounters supernatural forces aboard a prototype spaceship that vanished seven years earlier.

Batwoman (The CW), Sunday 9 p.m. - "Armed and Dangerous"

As Luke Fox's life hangs in the balance, repercussions from the devastating event are the catalyst for some life-changing decisions for those around him.

Batwoman | Season 2 Episode 15 | Armed And Dangerous Promo | The CW

*TV listings via Zap2it, network and streaming listings.