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TV THIS WEEK: Black Lightning premiere, The Gifted finale, Supernatural's 'Wayward Sisters' and more

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Jan 15, 2018

The CW welcomes a new hero to its DC roster this week with the premiere of Black Lightning, while Fox bids farewell to its Marvel series The Gifted for the season. Beyond that, there’s still a whole lot of stuff to see.

The Freeform sci-fi drama Beyond is back for Season 2, while The X-Files and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. also have new installments. The CW’s superhero slate is also mostly new, with The Flash heading to court, Supergirl teaming up with some future heroes, and Arrow trying to find a new team. Supernatural is bringing in the Wayward Sisters for a backdrop pilot that could launch a companion series next season, so be sure to check that one out for a peek at what could be your next favorite show.

Check out our full list below and let us know what you’ll be watching.

Highlights

The Gifted (Fox), Monday 8PM - "eXtraction; X-roads"

SEASON FINALE: In the Season 1 finale, Dr. Campbell attends an anti-mutant summit, attempting to take the Hound program national, and some of the team at Mutant HQ goes on a dangerous mission to stop his efforts. Polaris learns more about her past and makes a crucial decision that could have impactful consequences. Meanwhile, the Mutant HQ comes under attack and, with everything to lose, relationships are put to the test and alliances shift.

 

Black Lightning (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "The Resurrection"

SERIES PREMIERE: A retired superhero is drawn back into his old lifestyle when his daughter seeks to serve justice to evildoers in the series premiere.

 

The X-Files (Fox), Wednesday 8PM - "Plus One"

A spate of deaths, in which the victims were plagued by their own doppelgangers, lead Mulder and Scully to a pair of twins playing a dangerous game.

 

Beyond (Freeform), Thursday 8PM - "Two Zero One," "Cheers Bitch"

SEASON PREMIERE: In the Season 2 premiere, Holden throws himself into his new "normal" life, working a regular job and furthering his relationship with Willa, but he can't shake the feeling that something is coming. Meanwhile, Diane is asked to make a huge sacrifice to further the investigation into Hollow Sky, one that doesn't sit well with Tom, and Charlie reappears hiding a secret and acting on orders from Yellow Jacket. Then: Willa shows up unexpectedly at the Matthews house for an uncomfortable "meet the family" dinner. Willa struggles with trying to convince Arthur to let go of the Realm, while she and Holden try to navigate their relationship. Meanwhile, Charlie learns some surprising secrets during an unauthorized house call—at Yellow Jacket's request.

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Friday 9PM - "The Last Day"

Coulson and the team discover that the most unexpected person from S.H.I.E.L.D.'s past may hold the key to stopping Earth's destruction.


Monday

Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Legion of Superheroes"

Struggling to heal from her injuries inflicted by Reign, Supergirl remains in a dreamlike state, unable to be reached. Mon-El recruits one of the Legion members, Brainiac-5, to try to bring her back. Meanwhile, Reign continues her rampage on the city, so the DEO teams up with the Legion of Superheroes to try to stop her.

 

The Gifted (Fox), Monday 8PM - "eXtraction; X-roads"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

K.C. Undercover (Disney), Monday 9PM - "Second Chances"

K.C. realizes she misses Darien and goes to tell him, but he reveals he has a new girlfriend. K.C. lies and says she has a boyfriend, and the two agree to go on a double date.

Scorpion (CBS), Monday 10PM - "The Bunker Games"

Team Scorpion must work with Toby's nemesis, Quincy Berkstead, and his wife, Amy, Toby's ex-fiancée, when they are locked inside an artificially intelligent doomsday bunker that aims to kill them. Also, Walter is distracted by his recent dream where he is married to Florence, not Paige.


Tuesday

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "The Trial of The Flash"

As Barry's trial for the murder of Clifford DeVoe begins, Iris and Joe must decide how far they are willing to go to keep Barry out of prison.

 

Black Lightning (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "The Resurrection"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Wednesday

Riverdale (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle"

Tensions mount when the sudden shutdown of Southside High forces Jughead and his fellow serpents to transfer to Riverdale High. Veronica ensures Hiram and Hermione that she's still on board with their plans for SoDale. Archie is conflicted when he is asked to gather some information on Hiram's suspicious business dealings. Betty sets out on a quest to find her long-lost brother, Chic.

 

The Librarians (TNT), Wednesday 8PM - "And a Town Called Feud"

When a Civil War reenactment in a town called Feud is plagued by ghosts, the Librarians have to uncover the truth of what really happened there over 100 years ago.

 

The X-Files (Fox), Wednesday 8PM - "Plus One"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Magicians (SYFY), Wednesday 9PM - "Heroes and Morons"

Eliot embarks on a quest. Quentin, Kady, and Josh continue their search for magic.

 

Vikings (History), Wednesday 9PM - "A Simple Story"

The army leaders consider their options in the aftermath of the battle. Meanwhile, in Floki's camp, all hopes of binding the community together are dashed as tragedy unfolds.

 

Happy! (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "The Scrapyard of Childish Things"

Sax and Happy embark on lonely journeys in which Sax stumbles on a new plan to negotiate for his daughter's release and Happy takes solace in the welcoming arms of another imaginary friend.


Thursday

Beyond (Freeform), Thursday 8PM - "Two Zero One," "Cheers Bitch"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "Wayward Sisters"

When Sam and Dean go missing, Jody Mills calls Claire Novak, the rebellious rogue hunter, and tells her it is time to come home—they need to find the Winchesters. Claire returns and reunites with Alex Jones, who has stayed behind with Jody and tries to balance a "normal" life with being a part-time hunter. While Jody is happy to have Claire home again, she's plagued by Patience's disturbing vision involving her adopted daughter.

 

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8PM - "The Separation Triangulation"

Koothrappali finds himself in the middle of domestic drama when he learns the woman he's dating, Nell, has a very upset husband, Oliver. Also, Sheldon rents his old room back for a quiet place to work and drives Leonard crazy by being a model tenant.

 

The Good Place (NBC), Thursday 8:30PM - "Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent"

Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, Janet, and Jason head to a destination that may have lasting implications.

 

Arrow (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "Divided"

Despite losing half his team, Oliver remains confident that he, Felicity, and Diggle can stop Cayden James and Black Siren. However, when he discovers one of Cayden's secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Dinah spends time with Vince.


Friday

Blindspot (NBC), 8PM - "Balance of Might"

The team races to thwart a deadly terrorist plot with the help of Reade's journalist girlfriend.

 

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Mardi Gras Beads + Chair"

When the team heads to New Orleans to track down the con artist who is posing as the wife of Duke Jacoby, one of Jack's old CIA aliases, Jack finds himself in jeopardy when Duke's old enemies resurface looking for revenge.

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Friday 9PM - "The Last Day"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Saturday

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday 9PM - "Extra Pulses: Return to the Riviera"

The Riviera Hotel is explored before its demolition.

Falling Water (USA), Saturday 10PM - "Safehouse"

Tess, Taka, and Burton deal with the pain Shadowman has caused them, both in the real world and in the dream world. Woody infiltrates the dreams of the mayor.


Sunday

CBS All Access has a new episode of Star Trek: Discovery as the wild Mirror Universe adventure continues. Outside of streaming, there's not a ton of new genre stuff hitting the airwaves.