TV THIS WEEK: American Gods premieres, Flash heads to the future, Bates Motel comes to an end

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Apr 24, 2017, 11:30 AM EDT

This is a big week on the small screen, and we're not even talking about the comic book-y stuff.

The heavy hitters include the premiere of American Gods on Starz, plus the series finale of A&E's acclaimed Psycho prequel Bates Motel. There's also a new episode of Doctor Who as Bill and the Doctor head to the past. Oh, and then the comic stuff: Riddler starts his evolution in a new Gotham, Flash heads to the future to try to solve the Savitar mystery, and Arrow's Prometheus manhunt continues.

Check out our full rundown below, set your DVR, and let us know what you think.



Gotham (Fox), Monday 8PM - "Heroes Rise: How the Riddler Got His Name"

Nygma convinces himself that he doesn't need Penguin to succeed and begins to introduce himself to Gotham as "the Riddler." Bullock and Lucius Fox get caught up in Nygma's mind games while Gordon learns troubling news about his father's death. Meanwhile, the Court of the Owls reveals its next move.

Gotham 3x15 Promo "How the Riddler Got His Name" (HD) Season 3 Episode 15 Promo


Bates Motel (A&E), Monday 10PM - "The Cord"

Norman Bates comes home in the series finale.

Bates Motel 5x10 Promo "The Cord" (HD) Season 5 Episode 10 Promo Series Finale


The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "The Once and Future Flash"

Barry travels to 2024 to find out Savitar's still unknown identity in the hopes of saving Iris. He encounters future versions of his Team Flash friends, who, following the death of Iris, have become very different people. Meanwhile, back in the present, the hunt for Killer Frost continues.

The Flash | The Once and Future Flash Trailer | The CW


Doctor Who (BBC America), Saturday 8PM - "Thin Ice"

The Doctor and Bill head to the past for their next adventure.

Thin Ice - Next Time Trailer - Doctor Who: Series 10 - BBC


American Gods (Starz) Sunday 9PM - "The Bone Orchard"

A man, broken and alone, wishes only to survive his time in prison long enough to see his wife again.

American Gods | A Storm Is Brewing | STARZ

Monday, April 24

Gotham (Fox), Monday 8PM - "Heroes Rise: How the Riddler Got His Name"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Ace Reporter"

Lena's ex-boyfriend Jack Spheer comes to National City to unveil his big breakthrough in nano-technology, which has the potential to eradicate all diseases. Lena asks Kara to attend Jack's conference with her for support. When Kara sees Snapper in attendance she's inspired to tap back into her reporter skills and questions Jack on his discovery, which ultimately leads to a bigger investigation that puts everyone in danger.

Supergirl | Ace Reporter Trailer | The CW


Bates Motel (A&E), Monday 10PM - "The Cord"

See more in our Highlights section above.


Tuesday, April 25

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "The Once and Future Flash"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Face Off (Syfy), Tuesday 9PM - "Battle of the Beasts"

The final three must create animalistic kung-fu masters for an actual fight scene in hopes of being declared the winner in the Season 11 finale.

FACE OFF | Season 11, Episode 14: Sneak Peek | Syfy


iZombie (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Wag the Tongue Slowly"

Clive's patience is tested when Liv consumes the brain of a murder victim who had the reputation of being the ultimate office gossip. Meanwhile, Blaine and Peyton continue to grow closer as they wait to see if Ravi is able to reverse the effects of the cure; and Major is one step away from fulfilling a promise.

iZombie | Inside iZombie: Wag the Tongue Slowly | The CW


Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Tuesday 10PM - "All the Madame's Men"

Daisy finds herself teamed up with an unlikely partner. Meanwhile, Aida prepares to put her ultimate end game into action.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 4x19 Sneak Peek "All the Madame's Men" (HD) Season 4 Episode 19 Sneak Peek


The Americans (FX), Tuesday 10PM - "Immersion"

A secret brings Elizabeth and Paige together. Back in Moscow, Oleg's own secrets put him under KGB suspicion and a new twist in the Morozov operation creates an opportunity that changes everything.

Immersion | Season 5 Ep. 8 Trailer | The Americans

Wednesday, April 26

Arrow (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Dangerous Liaisons"

Oliver, Team Arrow, ARGUS and the SCPD kick off a citywide manhunt for Adrian Chase. Meanwhile, Helix tells Felicity they have a way to find Chase, but they will need something big and illegal from her in return.

Arrow | Dangerous Liaisons Trailer | The CW


Blindspot (NBC), Wednesday 8PM - "Regard a Mere Mad Rager"

Jane and Weller go undercover on a high-stakes scavenger hunt run by powerful hackers. Meanwhile, Shepherd journeys to Thailand to procure a dangerous weapon.

Blindspot 2x19 Promo "Regard A Mere Mad Rager" (HD) Season 2 Episode 19 Promo


The 100 (The CW), Wednesday 9PM - "DNR"

Jasper and Bellamy go on a quest. Meanwhile, Clarke struggles to keep the peace after word of Jaha's discovery spreads.

The 100 | DNR Extended Trailer | The CW

Thursday, April 27

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

Sam comes up with a way to stop Lucifer's baby, but Castiel has something else in mind for Kelly; Dean is furious when he finds out someone stole the colt; Kelly makes a bold choice about the baby's future.

Supernatural | The Future Trailer | The CW


The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8PM - "The Cognition Regeneration"

Penny's job offer from a former boyfriend doesn't sit well with Leonard.

The Big Bang Theory - The Cognition Regeneration (Preview)


Marvel's Rocket & Groot (Disney XD), Thursday 8:28PM - "That New Ship Smell"

Rocket and Groot finally get their dream ship, but they hate it.

Dream Machine | Marvel's Rocket & Groot | Disney XD


Powerless (NBC), Thursday 8:30PM - "No Consequence Day"

Following Lois Lane's death, Ron tells the team about a theory that Superman will rewind time to save her with no consequences, so Ron becomes a dog owner, Emily and Wendy get in trouble with the law, Jackie starts day drinking, Teddy makes a power move, and Van gives Bruce a piece of his mind.

Powerless - Karaoke: The Ultimate Sacrifice (Episode Highlight)


Riverdale (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "Chapter Eleven: To Riverdale and Back Again"

Despite Betty being overwhelmed with overseeing Homecoming and Reunion weekend, Alice wants her to help with the Jason Blossom investigation. And Betty is not happy to learn that Veronica and Archie are helping Alice. Meanwhile, Jughead considers giving his father another chance after seeing him try to clean up his act; Polly and Cheryl both decide to go to Homecoming in Jason's honor; and Fred and Mary attend the Homecoming dance, leaving him to possibly reconsider the divorce.

Riverdale 1x11 Sneak Peek "To Riverdale and Back Again" (HD) Season 1 Episode 11 Sneak Peek

Friday, April 28

The Originals (The CW), Friday 8PM - "Bag of Cobras"

The Hollow employs a mysterious servant to do its bidding, so Klaus and Elijah host an elaborate party to lure the new threat out and uncover its identity. Meanwhile, Hayley seeks Freya's help to unlock her memories about her parents' death and who may be responsible.

The Originals | Bag of Cobras Scene | The CW


Ghost Brothers (TLC), Friday 10PM - "House of Wills"

The guys go to Cleveland to investigate a former funeral home and the way it was built to see if it has something to do with reports of paranormal activity.


Saturday, April 29

Doctor Who (BBC America), Saturday 8PM - "Thin Ice"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Class (BBC America), Saturday 9PM - "Nightvisiting"

The ghost of Tonya's father visits and requests she bond their souls. Also: alien vines spread across East London and makes Londoners see visions of their deceased loved ones.

Class: Nightvisiting (Next Time)

Sunday, April 30

Once Upon a Time (ABC), Sunday 8PM - "The Black Fairy"

The latest episode of the fairytale drama.

Once Upon a Time 6x19 Promo "The Black Fairy" (HD) Season 6 Episode 19 Promo


Making History (Fox), Sunday 8:30PM - "Night Cream"

Chris turns to John Hancock and Sam Adams for help as Deb realizes her dream of re-opening Chadwick's ice cream parlor.

The Last Man on Earth (Fox), Sunday 9:30PM - "The Big Day"

Tandy and Gail face off in a fierce argument that the whole group must weigh in on, and Carol is forced to choose sides. Meanwhile, Melissa, Todd and Erica experience moments they'll never forget.

The Last Man on Earth 3x16 Promo "The Big Day" (HD)


The Leftovers (HBO), Sunday 9PM - "Crazy Whitefella Thinking"

As the Departure anniversary approaches, Kevin Garvey Sr. is inspired to wander the Australian outback in an effort to save the world from apocalypse.

The Leftovers 3x03 Promo "Crazy Whitefella Thinking" (HD)


Superheroes Decoded (History Channel), Sunday 9PM - "American Legends"

The story of the American superhero begins with the creation of a number of them, including Superman, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman and Spider-Man, and details how they've endured through the decades.

American Gods (Starz) Sunday 9PM - "The Bone Orchard"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Elementary (CBS), Sunday 10PM - "Fly Into a Rage, Make a Bad Landing"

Bell's girlfriend, Chantal, is assaulted and her ex-husband is killed soon after, in what Holmes and Watson discover is a staged suicide. They then search for one suspect behind the linked crimes. Meanwhile, Bell fights his urge to seek his own brand of justice; and Sherlock makes a heartbreaking realization about Bell's past.

Into the Badlands (AMC), Sunday 10PM - "Black Heart, White Mountain"

Sunny confronts his inner demons while his friends struggle to help him. Meanwhile, the Widow exacts revenge on her enemies with help from a new, deadly partner.

Into the Badlands: Next On 'Black Heart, White Mountain' Ep. 207