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TV THIS WEEK: Wheel of Time, Star Trek, Psych 3, Cowboy Bebop, Flash premieres; Chucky & more

We're going to need a few more days in the week to watch all this stuff.

By Trent Moore
Cowboy Bebop Netflix

This week is stacked with fantasy epics, space adventures, superhero returns, fan favorite genre-friendly comedy movie debuts and killer dolls — and that's not even getting through the highlights.

Premieres drive the lineup this week, with Wheel of Time on Amazon and Cowboy Bebop on Netflix both making their series debuts. On the premiere side, The Flash returns for its new season with a crossover event; Star Trek: Discovery is back for a new season on Paramount Plus; and Psych 3: This is Gus makes its premiere on Peacock.

Digging a bit deeper, SYFY has new episodes of Chucky, Day of the Dead and Intergalactic; NBC has a new La Brea; the animated Marvel series Hit Monkey premieres on Hulu (this show marks the final project from the old era of Marvel TV); and The CW has new episodes of Batwoman and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. BBC America has a new Doctor Who, and AMC's double zombie block of Fear the Walking Dead and World Beyond are all new this week.

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


The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8 p.m. - "Armageddon, Part 1"

SEASON PREMIERE: When a powerful alien threat arrives on Earth under mysterious circumstances, Barry, Iris and the rest of the team are pushed to their limits in a desperate battle to save the world.

Chucky (SYFY), Tuesday 10 p.m. - "Cape Queer"

Jake and his friends set a risky trap for Chucky that could have dire consequences if it backfires.

Psych 3: This Is Gus (Peacock), Thursday

FILM PREMIERE: In preparation for a shotgun wedding before the birth of Baby Guster, Shawn and Groomzilla Gus go rogue in an attempt to track down Selene's estranged husband, as Lassiter grapples with the future of his career.

Star Trek: Discovery (Paramount Plus), Thursday - Season 4 Premiere

SEASON PREMIERE: Season 4 finds Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery facing 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.

Day of the Dead (SYFY), Friday 10 p.m. - "The Lady Birders of Nepa"

The survivors hole up at a department store, the only place safe from the undead.

Cowboy Bebop (Netflix), Friday - Season 1

SERIES PREMIERE: Action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka "cowboys," all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system's most dangerous criminals — for the right price.

The Wheel of Time (Amazon), Friday - Season 1

SERIES PREMIERE: The lives of five young villagers change forever when a strange and powerful woman arrives, claiming one of them is the child of an ancient prophecy with the power to tip the balance between Light and Dark forever. They must choose whether to trust this stranger – and each other – with the fate of the world before the Dark One breaks out of His prison, and the Last Battle begins.


4400 (The CW), Monday 9 p.m. - "Harlem's Renaissance Man"

Andre looks to study some of his new friends but mistakes from his past begin to affect him in present day; Rev finds some information about his son.


The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8 p.m. - "Armageddon, Part 1"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

La Brea (NBC), Tuesday 9 p.m. - "Origins"

With cold weather approaching, Eve, Levi and Ty return to the fort, despite their near-death experience there, hoping to learn 10,000 B.C. survival skills; Gavin's attempts to spare Izzy pain threaten to do their relationship more harm than good.

Riverdale (The CW), Tuesday 9 p.m. - "Chapter Ninety-Six: Welcome to Rivervale"

SEASON PREMIERE: A new day dawns in the town of Rivervale, where everything is as it should be; Veronica and Reggie are now the town's power couple; Jughead and Tabitha move in together.

Chucky (SYFY), Tuesday 10 p.m. - "Cape Queer"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Marvel's Hit Monkey (Hulu), Wednesday - Season 1

SERIES PREMIERE: This is a story of a monkey on a mission.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Wednesday 8 p.m. - "Deus Ex Latrina"

When the Legends and Gwyn finally time travel, the time machine goes haywire leaving them stranded in a lush forest with no idea when or where they are.

Batwoman (The CW), Wednesday 9 p.m. - "How Does Your Garden Grow?"

An unnerving discovery in a garden shed sends Renee Montoya rushing to Ryan to ensure the city is on high alert; Alice is suspiciously eager to help the bat team and Sophie seeks vengeance for an incident involving her sister.

Intergalactic (SYFY), Wednesday 10 p.m. - Episode 3

Ash, Verona and Echo venture to a Common World planet in search of fuel; Rebecca discovers that her husband framed Ash.


Psych 3: This Is Gus (Peacock), Thursday

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Star Trek: Discovery (Paramount Plus), Thursday - Season 4 Premiere

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Foundation (Apple TV+), Thursday - New Episode

Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, Foundation chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire.

Invasion (Apple TV+), Thursday - New Episode

We are not alone. Extraterrestrial beings have made their way to Earth from across the universe. Civilization could collapse. And survival is up to you.

Ghosts (CBS), Thursday 9 p.m. - "D&D"

After Jay is kicked out of a Dungeons & Dragons game with his city friends, Sam agrees to facilitate a new one between him and the ghosts; Isaac confronts his feelings for Nigel, a ghost from whom he's been keeping a gigantic secret.

Legacies (The CW), Thursday 9 p.m. - "You're a Long Way From Home"

Josie and Lizzie search for answers which leads Lizzie to uncover a dangerous plan; Cleo works on tracking down Hope, who does not want to be found; Hope pays a visit to a familiar face.


Cowboy Bebop (Netflix), Friday - Season 1

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Wheel of Time (Amazon), Friday - Season 1

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Teen Titans Go! (Cartoon Network), Friday 8 p.m. - "A Doom Patrol Thanksgiving"

Beast Boy returns home for Thanksgiving and the Doom Patrol enters a float in the town's parade; the Doom Patrol finds old home movies about themselves that the Chief had hidden.

Nancy Drew (The CW), Friday 9 p.m. - "The Gambit of the Tangled Souls"

While Nancy and her friends race to find the relic that could finally untangle George's soul from Odette Lamar's, Carson and Ryan are affected by a mystical substance that prompts a temporary return to the lowered inhibitions of adolescence.

The UnXplained (History), Friday 9 p.m. - "The Search for the Ark of the Covenant"

Throughout history, many have sought the lost Ark of the Covenant; according to the Old Testament, God himself instructed Moses to build the Ark and it is believed that it held the power of the Almighty.

Day of the Dead (SYFY), Friday 10 p.m. - "The Lady Birders of Nepa"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek (History), Friday 10 p.m. - "Trekking Through the '70s - Phase II and The Motion Picture"

Paramount wanted to launch a fourth network with the new "Star Trek" series "Phase II" as its flagship; when the network proved unworkable, "Phase II" appeared doomed until "Star Wars" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" proved box office hits.


Arcane (Netflix), Saturday - New Episodes

Amid the stark discord of twin cities Piltover and Zaun, two sisters fight on rival sides of a war between magic technologies and clashing convictions.

The Hunt for Planet B (CNN), Saturday 9 p.m.

Scientists prepare to launch NASA's Webb Space Telescope, a massive machine that can peer more than 13 billion light-years into deep space.


The Simpsons (Fox), Sunday 8 p.m. - "Portrait of a Lackey on Fire"

Smithers finds true love with a famous fashion designer, but his new relationship may destroy Springfield.

Doctor Who (BBC America), Sunday 8 p.m. - "Flux: Village of the Angels"

An eccentric yet compassionate extraterrestrial Time Lord ventures through time and space to battle injustice and solve problems across the universe.

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

Four teams compete to win the chance at the Temple Run and $25,000.

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

Morgan searches for Al, only to discover that he's not the only one looking for her, and that his search may have put a target on his own back.

Family Guy (Fox), Sunday 9:30 p.m. - "The Birthday Bootlegger"

A new boss quells Peter's favorite part about work: office birthdays; Stewie is put in detention and comes out a ruffian.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond (AMC), Sunday 10 p.m. - "Returning Point"

The group sets a new plan into motion; a relationship is leveraged; a betrayal forces others to take action.

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