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TV THIS WEEK: The Magicians, new The Flash and Arrow, The Walking Dead's Whisperers and more

By Trent Moore
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There's not a ton of fresh stuff as far as major premieres or finales this week, but there's still plenty of new stuff to check out. From superheroes to zombies, here's the full rundown.

The only big finale this week is Starz's mind-bending Counterpart, and the show is well worth a binge if you've never taken the plunge. The CW has a largely new run of Arrowverse shows, featuring Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Black Lightning. SYFY has new episodes of Deadly Class and The Magicians, while AMC is back with all new The Walking Dead (though you'll have to wait for those TV movies to see more Rick).

Fox has a new episode of The Passage, and NBC has a new Manifest, if you're game for some high-concept genre dramas. Fox is also barreling toward a Batman time jump with the final season of Gotham, which only has a few episodes left, and also has a new mission for The Orville.

There are also a few solid movies on the schedule, including Deadpool 2, Happy Death Day (to get primed for the sequel) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Check out our full rundown below.


Arrow (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Star City Slayer"

Oliver and Felicity are disappointed after they learn that William is hiding something from them. Wanting to focus on his family, Oliver steps back from his Green Arrow duties and let's the team take over tracking down a serial killer. However, when the team becomes targets for the killer, things take a bloody turn.

Arrow | Star City Slayer Promo | The CW

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Cause and XS"

After Iris lands in serious danger, Nora races to save her mother; Barry puts the finishing touches on the metahuman cure; Cisco gets a rare night off, and he decides to take Kamilla on a date.

The Flash | Cause And XS Promo | The CW

The Magicians (SYFY), Wednesday 9PM - "Marry .... Kill"

Josh gives Margo a muffin. Julia drinks Schnapps.

Counterpart (Starz), Sunday 8PM - "Better Angels"

SEASON FINALE: Mira's looming threat forges some unlikely alliances.

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "Omega" 

A new arrival at the Hilltop opens up about the leader of a group of mask-wearing savages; a search party sets out on a daring mission to find two missing friends.


Arrow (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Star City Slayer"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Black Lightning (The CW), Monday 9PM - "The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire"

Lynn works on two of the pod kids in a segregated safe room. Meanwhile, Jennifer plots revenge and Jefferson receives some interesting news. Lastly, Anissa makes a shocking discovery.

Black Lightning | The Book Of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar Of Fire Scene | The CW

Planet Earth: Dynasties (AMC), Monday 9PM - "Painted Wolf"

A painted wolf matriarch's feud with her daughter threatens to bring the dynasty down.

Star Wars Resistance (Disney XD), Monday 9PM - "The New Trooper"

Kel and Eila seek out Kaz's help after knocking out a stormtrooper, and Kaz dons the trooper's armor to spy on the First Order.

The Passage (Fox), Monday 9PM - "How You Gonna Outrun the End of the World?"

With the sudden arrival of a high ranking official, Horace Guilder, to Project NOAH, Brad and Amy begin to strategize a possible escape plan with the help of an unlikely accomplice. Meanwhile, Sykes and Richards begin to question each other's motives, and a shaky past between Lear, Elizabeth and Fanning is revealed.

Preview: Something Terrible Is Gonna Happen | Season 1 Ep. 5 | THE PASSAGE

Manifest (NBC), Monday 10PM - "Hard Landing"

Michaela meets the mysterious James Griffin during a police investigation, and the passengers learn what happens when the callings fall in the wrong hands. Meanwhile, Jared finds out about Zeke, setting him at odds with Michaela and her trust in the callings.


The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Cause and XS"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Roswell, New Mexico (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Don't Speak"

Max and Michael begin to worry about Isobel after a series of mysterious blackouts cause her to spiral. Liz turns to Grant Green for help when she learns that he may have witnessed something strange on the night Rosa died. Meanwhile, Kyle and Alex uncover a secret that Kyle's father had been keeping from everyone.

Roswell, New Mexico | Don't Speak Promo | The CW

Project Blue Book (History), Tuesday 10PM - "The Green Fireballs"

Mysterious green fireballs nearly cause a nuclear disaster during a weapons test, and Hynek and Quinn must investigate how it could have occurred.


The Magicians (SYFY), Wednesday 9PM - "Marry .... Kill"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Deadly Class (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "Saudade"

Marcus overdoses with acid on his way to Vegas to kill Billy's dad.

Paranormal Caught on Camera (Travel), Wednesday 10PM - "The Seedy Texas Motel Poltergeist and More"

A traveling businessman encounters poltergeist activity in his Texas motel room, a UFO is spotted over one of the holiest sites on Earth and a Sasquatch is spotted by two hikers in British Columbia.


Gotham (Fox), Thursday 8PM - "13 Stitches"

Gordon assembles an unlikely team to protect Gotham from Eduardo Dorrance and his Delta Force. Just as Lee Thompkins resurfaces, Barbara reveals shocking news that will change Gordon's life forever. Meanwhile, Selina and Penguin team up to outsmart fellow villain Magpie.

Siren (Freeform), Thursday 8PM - "Oil & Water"

Ryn decides they need to find another solution for housing mermaids as the pack dynamics remain precarious; Ben becomes a mentor to Levi as he tries to learn how men behave on land; and Maddie continues to struggle with her mother's renewed presence.

The Dead Files (Travel), Thursday 9PM - "Revealed: The Offering - Sedona, Arizona"

In an enhanced episode, Steve and Amy investigate claims of terrifying paranormal activity at a Sedona, Arizona, restaurant. During their intense investigation, Steve examines an unsolved murder case.

The Orville (Fox), Thursday 9PM - "Deflectors"

The latest episode of Fox's space dramedy.


Blindspot (NBC), Friday 8PM - "Though This be Madness, There is Method In't"

The FBI races to stop Madeline's explosive scheme.

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "K9 + Smugglers + New Recruit"

MacGyver and team, and Phoenix's newest recruit, escort and protect an ATF gun-sniffing dog who has a bounty on his head, only to discover they're not the only ones crashing the weapon drop.

MacGyver - K9 + Smugglers + New Recruit (Preview)

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Friday 9PM - "Horror Hotels"

Zak and the crew travel to Montana visit an old hotel ripe with death, poltergeists and possession. Then the guys head to Texas to investigate a hotel haunted by the spirit of a little girl and a set of ghostly train tracks.


Happy Death Day (FX), Saturday 8PM

College student Tree Gelbman dies at the hands of a masked killer, only to wake up in the same strange bed from early that morning. Now, the frightened young woman must relive the same day over and over until she figures out who murdered her.

Deadpool 2 (HBO), Sunday 8PM

NETWORK PREMIERE: From the studio that killed Wolverine.

Planet Earth: Dynasties (BBC America), Saturday 9PM - "Emperor Penguins"

SEASON FINALE: A colony of emperor penguins arrive in Atka Bay, after three months at sea, to raise their chicks through the coming winter.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens (ABC), Sunday 8PM

Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his young allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order.

God Friended Me (CBS), Sunday 8PM - "The Trouble With the Curve"

Miles reconnects with his high school baseball teammate, Cal, when he gets a friend suggestion for a promising young baseball player who Cal is coaching; Arthur feels territorial when the Diocese sends someone to mentor under him.

Supergirl (The CW), Sunday 8PM - "Menagerie" 

J'onn welcomes clients to his new office; Kara teams up with J'onn on an assignment, which unfortunately ends up tying directly into Alex's current investigation involving the villain Menagerie; Nia invites Brainy to her Valentine's Day party.

Supergirl | Menagerie Teaser | The CW

The Simpsons (Fox), Sunday 8PM - "The Clown Stays in the Picture"

Krusty reveals the untold story of his past in his movie "The Sands of Space"; while working as personal assistants on the movie, Bart and Lisa learn about the early years of their parents' relationship.

Bob's Burgers (Fox), Sunday 8:30PM - "Every Which Way but Goose"

Tina, discouraged by not being asked to the prom by Jimmy Jr., forms an unhealthy attachment to a goose from the nearby park; Linda joins a dating app to help Gretchen find a match.

Family Guy (Fox), Sunday 9PM - "Trans-Fat" 

Peter is mistakenly identified as transgender, which leads to an unexpected event and him learning an important lesson.

Charmed (The CW), Sunday 9PM - "You're Dead to Me"

Macy goes against Harry's advice and summons a necromancer, which puts her and Maggie in harm's way; with Lucy's encouragement, Maggie attends a frat party to help her get over Parker; Mel helps Harry, who is struggling with his regained memories.

Charmed | You're Dead To Me Promo | The CW

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "Omega" 

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest (Disney XD), Sunday 9PM - "Widowmaker"

Black Panther explores a secret enemy facility with a nefarious past.

T'Chaka & Peggy Carter | Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest Ep16 | WAKANDA FOREVER Mark Hamill

Counterpart (Starz), Sunday 8PM - "Better Angels"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

*TV listings via TV Guide, Zap2it.