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TV THIS WEEK: The Witcher & MacGruber premiere, The Flash and Day of the Dead finales, Hawkeye & more

Christmas came early, because there's a whole lot of cool stuff to watch.

By Trent Moore
Macgruber Peacock

Toss a coin to TV this week, because there's a whole lot of major genre shows hitting this week to start the march toward the holidays.

Netflix's monster hit dark fantasy series The Witcher, which stars Henry Cavill, returns for its long-awaited second season. On Peacock, Will Forte's goofball hero MacGruber returns with a brand new original series bringing his SNL and big-screen character back for a new adventure. On the finale front, SYFY's Day of the Dead wraps up its first season, while The Flash's five-part Armageddon event comes to an end as the series heads into a midseason break.

Digging a bit deeper, Disney+ has a new episode of its latest Marvel series Hawkeye, SYFY has a new Intergalactic, and Prime Video has a new episode of The Expanse's final season. On the movie front, we've flagged an airing of Spider-Man: Far From Home (in case you need a refresher before No Way Home opens this weekend), HBO's network premiere of Ron's Gone Wrong, and a few deep cuts like Battleship and The Goonies to round things out.

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


The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8 p.m. - "Armageddon, Part 5"

MIDSEASON FINALE: The conclusion to Armageddon presents an opportunity for The Flash to end his lifelong battle with Reverse Flash, but the payoff could be too much for Barry and the team to handle; Mia Queen drops in from the future looking to save a lost loved one.

Hawkeye (Disney+), Wednesday - "Episode 105"

Set in post-blip New York City. Former Avenger Clint Barton has a seemingly simple mission: get back to his family for Christmas. Possible? Maybe with the help of Kate Bishop, a 22-year-old archer with dreams of becoming a Super Hero. The two are forced to work together when a presence from Barton's past threatens to derail far more than the festive spirit.

MacGruber (Peacock), Thursday - Season 1

SERIES PREMIERE: After rotting in prison for over a decade, America's ultimate hero and uber patriot MacGruber (Will Forte) is finally released. His mission: to take down a mysterious villain from his past—Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth (Mickey Rourke). With the entire world in the crosshairs, MacGruber must reassemble his old team in order to defeat the forces of evil.

The Witcher (Netflix), Friday - Season 2

NEW SEASON: The dark fantasy epic starring Henry Cavill is finally back with a brand new season. After last season's time-jumping confusion, this new batch of episodes promises to be a bit more of a straight-forward type of storytelling.

Day of the Dead (SYFY), Friday 10 p.m. - "Choke on 'Em!"

SEASON FINALE: Losing many of their own, the remaining survivors prepare for the ultimate showdown with the undead.


Spider-Man: Far From Home (FX), Monday 8 p.m.

Spider-Man teams up with Nick Fury and fellow superhero Mysterio to stop four massive elemental creatures — each representing Earth, air, water and fire — from wreaking havoc across Europe.

The Polar Express (AMC), Monday 8 p.m.

The conductor (Tom Hanks) of a train to the North Pole guides a boy who questions the existence of Santa Claus.

4400 (The CW), Monday 9 p.m. - "The Kaminski Experiment"

Logan struggles to adjust to Shanice's return; Rev begins to see the light; Mildred lets her emotions get the better of her, possibly endangering the rest of the 4400.


The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8 p.m. - "Armageddon, Part 5"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Riverdale (The CW), Tuesday 9 p.m. - "Chapter One Hundred: The Jughead Paradox"

Unnerved by a series of strange happenings around him, Jughead's quest for answers leads him to uncover the truth about Rivervale.

The Goonies (SYFY), Tuesday 10 p.m.

Coastal Oregon kids (Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen) follow the treasure map of pirate One-Eyed Willie past his deadly traps to gold.


Hawkeye (Disney+), Wednesday - "Episode 105"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Intergalactic (SYFY), Wednesday 10 p.m. - "Episode 7"

The mutiny travels to Kelp in search of Emma; Ash defies the Common World — and her mother — to save Emma and Verona.


MacGruber (Peacock), Thursday - Season 1

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Star Trek: Discovery (Paramount+), Thursday - New Episode

Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery face a threat unlike any they've ever encountered. With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all.

Battleship (SYFY), Thursday 7:30 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: An epic adventure unfolds across the high seas, as American sailors (Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna) go to war against an army of invading aliens.

Legacies (The CW), Thursday 9 p.m. - "I Can't Be the One to Stop You"

Hope finds herself involved in a game of cat and mouse as Lizzie sets out to make things right; Josie has a heart-to-heart with Finch; Alaric, Landon and Ted get a surprising result from their quest.


The Witcher (Netflix), Friday - Season 2

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Expanse (Prime Video), Friday - New Episode

Holden and the crew of the Rocinante fight alongside the Combined Fleet of Earth and Mars to protect the Inner Planets from Marco Inaros and his Free Navy's campaign of death and destruction. Meanwhile, on a distant planet beyond the Rings, a new power rises.

Sing (NBC), Friday 8 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: A pig (Reese Witherspoon), a mouse (Seth MacFarlane), a porcupine (Scarlett Johansson), a gorilla (Taron Egerton), an elephant (Tori Kelly) and other animals gather at a koala's (Matthew McConaughey) theater for a singing competition.

Day of the Dead (SYFY), Friday 10 p.m. - "Choke on 'Em!"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Ron's Gone Wrong (HBO), Saturday 8 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: Barney is an awkward schoolboy who receives a robot named Ron — a walking, talking, digitally connected device that's supposed to be his best friend. Barney is excited to finally have his own robot — until his new toy starts to malfunction.


The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Disney Channel), Sunday 8 p.m.

NETWORK PREMIERE: Young Clara meets a soldier named Phillip, a group of mice and the regents who preside over three realms. Clara and Phillip must now enter a fourth realm to retrieve a magical, one-of-a-kind key that will restore harmony to the unstable land.

Legends of the Hidden Temple (The CW), Sunday 8 p.m. - "The Egyptian Legend of Isees"

Four teams, including an engaged couple, business partners, a married couple, and siblings compete.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses (Cartoon Network), Sunday 8 p.m. - "The Grand Finale"

Joining Dame Helen Mirren for a historic night in history of Hogwarts as this epic TV event series culminates in the grand finale.

The Simpsons (Fox), Sunday 8 p.m. - "A Made Maggie"

Fat Tony becomes Godfather to Maggie Simpson.

Family Guy (Fox), Sunday 9:30 p.m. - "Christmas Crime"

When Mayor West's nativity scene is ruined, Brian is seen as the prime suspect.

*TV listings via network, streaming listings; Zap2it.