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TV THIS WEEK: Crisis on Infinite Earths comes to an end, The Magicians returns, and more

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Jan 13, 2020

It's been a long holiday break, with every universe in the DC multiverse destroyed and all, but now we finally get the big finale for The CW's Crisis on Infinite Earths event.

The epic finale to the Arrowverse's latest and biggest event hits with a two-parter this week. We're still anxious to find out just how many universes will survive once this thing finally comes to an end. Or will everything just be reset (except for Oliver Queen's demise, of course)? So many questions; here's hoping it's packed with answers.

SYFY's The Magicians also returns for a new season, after an acclaimed and controversial 2019 that saw series lead Quentin Coldwater (played by Jason Ralph) sacrifice himself for his friends. The series enters a new era for Season 5, moving on in the wake of Quentin's departure. NBC also has a new episode of The Good Place, as it glides toward a rewritten take on the afterlife, plus a new installment of Manifest.

There's also a new Nancy Drew, Charmed, Emergence, The Outsider and a whole lot more. Check out the full rundown below and let us know what you'll be watching this week.

HIGHLIGHTS

Arrow (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Crisis On Infinite Earths: Part Four"

Stuck in the Vanishing Point, the Paragons search for a way to escape. The futility of the situation is compounded by The Flash's disappearance. However, hope appears in the form of Oliver, who reveals that he has become something else. Meanwhile, the origin stories for The Monitor and Anti-Monitor are revealed.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Crisis On Infinite Earths: Part Five"

"Worlds lived, worlds died. Nothing will ever be the same."

The Magicians (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "Do Something Crazy"

SEASON PREMIERE: Penny and Julia go stargazing; Eliot and Margo forget a sandwich.

The Good Place (NBC), Thursday 8:30PM - "Mondays, Am I Right?"

Michael runs some tests and Chidi gets some good advice from Jason.

Doctor Who (BBC America), Sunday 8PM - "Episode 4"

A Time Lord travels through the universe and time.


MONDAY

Unexplained: Caught on Camera (Travel), Monday 8PM - "UFOs and Time Traveler Secrets"

Two men capture remarkable footage of UFOs; a poltergeist wreaks havoc on a girl's birthday party; a woman falls in love with the ghost of a 300-year-old pirate; and an evil spirit is trapped inside a doll.

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

Ben forms a cautious alliance with an isolated college student from Flight 828, whose callings either uncovered a violent crime or helped him commit one. As Saanvi strives to further her research into the Death Date, Grace makes a startling discovery about her pregnancy, and Olive meets a kindred spirit. Guest starring Garrett Wareing and Ellen Tamaki.


TUESDAY

Arrow (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Crisis On Infinite Earths: Part Four"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Crisis On Infinite Earths: Part Five"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Emergence (ABC), Tuesday 10PM - "Applied Sciences"

Jo and Brooks assemble an unlikely team as they attempt to communicate with Piper. Meanwhile, Piper is intent on saving Benny from Helen's mysterious mission, and Alex receives a life-changing offer.


WEDNESDAY

Nancy Drew (The CW), Wednesday 9PM - "The Mark of the Poisoner's Pearl"

After discovering a connection between the poison that killed Tiffany Hudson and a Horseshoe Bay cold case, Nancy and her friends risk their lives to bring a serial killer to justice.

Vikings (History), Wednesday 10PM - "The Ice Maiden"

Bjorn returns to Kattegat; Harald gains a measure of revenge on Olaf; in Kiev, interesting news reaches Ivar and Igor about Prince Dir.

The Magicians (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "Do Something Crazy"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


THURSDAY

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

Sam and Eileen are faced with the brutal truth; Dean and Cas work together in the hopes of getting a step ahead of Chuck.

The Good Place (NBC), Thursday 8:30PM - "Mondays, Am I Right?"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Legacies (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "I Couldn't Have Done This Without You"

The Necromancer sets his plan for revenge in motion; Hope offers to help Josie learn more about the mora miserium; Alaric enlists Landon's help to find out if Sebastian is a threat.

Evil (CBS), Thursday 10PM - "100 Days"

Leland assists convicted serial killer Orson Leroux with having his conviction overturned; Kristen is called into court to testify while her daughter, Laura, undergoes emergency heart surgery; David witnesses a woman's evil instincts firsthand.


FRIDAY

Charmed (The CW), Friday 8PM - "Guess Who's Coming to SafeSpace Seattle"

Maggie and Mel make a startling discovery that turns their world upside down; Macy's chance encounter with a SafeSpace investor takes an unexpected turn.

Hunting UFO's: Investigating Alien Hotspots: Special Edition (History), Friday 8PM

In the U.S. and around the world, there are reports of areas experiencing an unusually high number of UFO sightings; through dramatic reenactments and expert interviews, this explores why extraterrestrial activity occurs in certain locations.


SATURDAY

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (HBO)

NETWORK PREMIERE: Humanity's existence hangs in the balance when the mighty Godzilla collides with Mothra, Rodan and the three-headed monster King Ghidorah.


SUNDAY

Doctor Who (BBC America), Sunday 8PM - "Episode 4"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Batwoman (The CW), Sunday 8PM - "How Queer Everything Is Today!"

While Gotham busies itself reacting to Batwoman's awkward encounter, Alice celebrates her ultimate act of vengeance; a devastated Mary focuses on Jacob Kane's trial; Sophie seeks advice about her love life from someone unexpected.

Supergirl (The CW), Sunday 9PM - "The Bottle Episode"

The subsequent complications from the Crisis leave Supergirl to face a chaotic threat.

The Outsider (HBO), Sunday 9PM - "Dark Uncle"

Despite being on mandatory leave, Ralph continues to scrutinize the confounding circumstances surrounding the night of the murder; Jack has a hair-raising experience at a remote barn where key evidence and a mysterious substance have been found.

*TV listings via TV Guide, Zap2it.

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