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TV THIS WEEK: The Walking Dead midseason return; Arrow's 150th; new Deadly Class and more

By Trent Moore
Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead

Fresh off a time jump and with a new group of baddies in town, The Walking Dead is looking to shamble back to the airwaves this week and reclaim some hype. Oh, and Arrow hits a milestone that puts it behind only Smallville as far as CW super-shows are concerned.

Yes, The Walking Dead returns with its midseason premiere, as the survivors try to take on the skin-wearing crazies known as the Whisperers. Though it's worth noting the episode actually premiered a week early, on February 2, for subscribers of AMC Premiere. Along with the Dead, The Arrowverse's OG series is celebrating its 150th episode with a quasi-documentary-style episode this week. The rest of the Arrowverse shows are also mostly new, with Flash joining a fight club and Black Lightning still trying to clean up the streets. The 300th episode of Supernatural also drops this week, complete with the return of one of the show's original stars.

SYFY has new installments for both its buzzy midseason shows in Deadly Class and The Magicians, while History drops a new UFO tale with Project Blue Book. Fox is bringing the vampire mysteries with The Passage, and NBC is landing a new Manifest. But that's still not all.

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


Arrow (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Emerald Archer"

A documentary crew follows Oliver and team around to talk about their past as vigilantes and what the Green Arrow means to Star City. At the same time, Oliver deals with William's return from boarding school as well as a new threat to the city.

Arrow | Emerald Archer Promo | The CW

The Passage (Fox), Monday 9PM - "Whose Blood is That?"

In an attempt to protect Amy, Wolgast convinces Sykes and Lear to let them outside of the facility for exercise.

Project Blue Book (History), Tuesday 10PM - "Foo Fighters"

Quinn and Hynek follow clues that lead them to a secret group who have witnessed strange lights.

Deadly Class (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "Mirror People"

Saya and Marcus have to survive an attack on the school when Saya's past comes back to haunt her.

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

MIDSEASON PREMIERE: The communities thought they could build a better future separately, but the recent loss of one of their own drives them to band together; new leaders rise when a disturbing and dangerous threat is unmasked; an escaped captive revisits his past.


Arrow (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Emerald Archer"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Black Lightning (The CW), Monday 9PM - "The Book of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just and Unjust"

Jefferson Pierce is Black Lightning, an electricity-wielding superhero who just wants to take care of his family.

Black Lightning | The Book Of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just And Unjust Promo | The CW

The Passage (Fox), Monday 9PM - "Whose Blood is That?"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Manifest (NBC), Monday 10PM - "Upgrade"

When Saanvi goes missing, Ben suspects a fanatical group who have become obsessed with the passengers from Flight 828. Michaela must face the consequences of her reunion with Jared. Zeke returns to New York and has an ominous calling.


The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Goldfaced"

Barry and Ralph must go undercover as criminals in an illegal black market to stop Cicada. But once inside, Barry and Ralph find their morality tested as they slip deeper into the criminal world.

The Flash | Goldfaced Promo | The CW

Roswell, New Mexico (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?"

Max is conflicted when a town-wide power outage leaves hospital patients in need of help. Meanwhile, Liz turns to Kyle after learning details about the night Rosa died.

Roswell, New Mexico | Where Have All The Cowboys Gone Promo | The CW

Project Blue Book (History), Tuesday 10PM - "Foo Fighters"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Riverdale (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Chapter Forty-Seven: Bizarrodale"

Amidst preparations for their upcoming wedding, Sierra and Tom receive an unsettling message, which forces "The Midnight Club" to reunite. Meanwhile, Veronica and Reggie take drastic measures to clean up a mess they created.

Riverdale | Chapter Forty-Seven: Bizarrodale Promo | The CW

The Magicians (SYFY), Wednesday 9PM - "The Bad News Bear"

Kady gets a puppy. Quentin meets a snake.

Deadly Class (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "Mirror People"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Siren (Freeform), Thursday 8PM - "Natural Order"

Ryn fights to maintain leadership of the pack when her loyalties are questioned; Ben interferes in a mermaid ritual, causing friction between himself and Ryn; Helen discovers more about her family lineage.

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "Lebanon"

300TH EPISODE: Sam and Dean look to occult lore for a solution to their latest problem, but instead of a resolution, they find much more than either of them had anticipated.

Supernatural | Lebanon Scene | The CW

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8PM - "The Donation Oscillation"

Penny tries to seduce an abstaining Leonard to ruin his "donation" for her ex-boyfriend, Zack, and his wife, Marissa. Also, Wolowitz, Bernadette, Anu and Koothrappali turn Koothrappali's canceled bachelor party into a couple's trip aboard the "vomit comet."

Legacies (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "There's a World Where Your Dreams Came True"

Following a stay in Europe with her mother, Lizzie returns to Mystic Falls and comes face to face with someone who could make all her wishes come true—including making Hope Mikaelson disappear.

Legacies | There's A World Where Your Dreams Came True Promo | The CW


Blindspot (NBC), Friday 8PM - "The Tale of the Book of Secrets"

Patterson and Rich embark on a treasure hunt to Peru in a gambit to save Jane.


Planet Earth: Dynasties (BBC America), Saturday 9PM - "Painted Wolf (Extended Version) "

The leader of a great Painted Wolf family is growing old and her power to keep the peace is waning; a feud with an ambitious daughter threatens to bring the dynasty down.

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday 9PM - "Extra Pulses: Eureka Mining Town"

Zak and the crew travel to the small mining town of Eureka, Nev., to investigate reports of an aggressive spirit at a hotel as well as a mysterious underground tunnel system built by oppressed Chinese laborers.


Counterpart (Starz), Sunday 8PM - "You to You"

Management makes a historic decision; Emily sends a warning; Quayle, Clare and Temple investigate the final Indigo cell; Howard Prime reaches out to an old contact.

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

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

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

Black Panther must go behind enemy lines to save his foes from an even bigger threat.

Black Panther vs. Klaue! | Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest S5 Ep8 | WAKANDA FOREVER

*TV listing information via TV Guide, Zap2it.