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TV THIS WEEK: Doctor Who, Arrow, People's Choice Awards, The Last Ship and The Purge finales

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Nov 5, 2018

We have two big finales this week, plus an absolutely loaded Sunday. Oh, and even a bit of Tuesday counter-programming, in case you're not glued to the news watching the results roll in from the midterms.

USA's small screen adaptation of The Purge comes to an end this week, and though it's been a somewhat uneven ride, the show has played around with some interesting social ideas along the way. TNT's post-apocalyptic war series The Last Ship is also set to wrap up for good, with a final clash for the fate of America's future. If you're wanting to get your pop culture on, the People's Choice Awards Choice Awards are also being simulcast across E!, SYFY and USA this week.

Looking a bit deeper, there's also a ton of generally new stuff, including new episodes of The Good Place, Doctor Who, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, The Gifted, American Horror Story, Blindspot, Z Nation and a whole lot more. The Walking Dead also continues this week, kicking off the post-Rick era in earnest.

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

HIGHLIGHTS

The Purge (USA), Tuesday 10PM - "A Nation Reborn"

SEASON FINALE: Penelope takes charge. Miguel and Pete grapple with an unexpected enemy.

The Good Place (NBC), Thursday 8:30PM - "The Worst Possible Use of Free Will"

Eleanor recalls some forgotten events from her past.

Doctor Who (BBC America), Sunday 8PM - "Demons of the Punjab"

The Doctor and her friends arrive in the Punjab, India, in 1947, as the country is being torn apart; while Yaz attempts to discover her grandmother's hidden history, the Doctor discovers demons haunting the land.

The Last Ship (TNT), Sunday 9PM - "Commitment"

SERIES FINALE: All-out war erupts as Chandler faces his fears and confronts the greatest threat he has ever encountered.

E! People's Choice Awards (SYFY, E!, USA simulcast), Sunday 9PM

Fan voting determines the winners of the "E! People's Choice Awards," honoring stars of music, TV, movies and pop culture.

MONDAY

Arrow (The CW), Monday, 8PM - "Level Two"

Oliver makes a drastic move in his quest to find Diaz. Like her husband, Felicity pulls out all the stops to get to Diaz. Meanwhile, when arsonists target Rene's community center, injuring Zoe in the process, the mysterious new Green Arrow swoops in to help save the day. Faced with pressure from the mayor to capture the vigilante, Dinah must decide if following the rules at all costs is the best plan to keep the city safe.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Monday 9PM - "Dancing Queen"

When the Legends discover a fugitive is hiding in 1970s-era London, they realize he is part of a gang that is targeting the British monarchy. Trying to stop the gang, they realize someone from the Legends must infiltrate them. Surprising everyone, Ray is the one to gain their trust after he is put through a series of tests with help from Sara and Rory. Meanwhile, Gary shows Nate the ropes at the Time Bureau, but it turns out to be anything other than an ordinary day at the office.

Manifest (NBC), Monday 10PM - "Off Radar"

Cal wakes with a life-threatening fever, and Grace fears it's from his cancer treatment. Michaela and Ben, however, suspect Cal's condition may be related to a mysterious passenger from Flight 828. As Cal's situation worsens, Ben and Michaela attempt to track down the now missing passenger.


TUESDAY

The Gifted (Fox), Tuesday 8PM - "iMprint"

The Inner Circle prepares for a secret ambush, but Polaris is reluctant to join and Reeva tasks Esme with getting Polaris on board. Esme confides in Polaris, revealing her and her sisters' troublesome past. Meanwhile, Thunderbird trains Reed on controlling his powers and the Purifiers attack the Mutant Underground as they attempt to rescue a group of homeless mutants.

The Purge (USA), Tuesday 10PM - "A Nation Reborn"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


WEDNESDAY

Riverdale (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club"

When Betty confronts Alice about Gryphons and Gargoyles, Alice has no choice but to come clean about how she, along with a young Fred, FP, Hermoine, Hiram, Sierra, Penelope and Tom played the game in the early '90s—and how a shocking mystery has been plaguing them all ever since.

American Horror Story: Apocalypse (FX), Wednesday 10PM - "Fire and Reign"

The latest episode of FX's horror hit.

Stan Against Evil (IFC), Wednesday 10PM - "Larva My Life, The Demon Who Came in From the Heat"

Evie's ex-husband, Kenny, turns into The Kennypillar, half-man half-caterpillar. Then: Stan befriends a laid back demon in an attempt to free the souls captured by Constable Eccles.


THURSDAY

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "Nightmare Logic"

A hunt gone wrong leaves Maggie's whereabouts unknown. Sam, Dean, Mary and Bobby race to find her, but what they find are their own worst nightmares.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8PM - "The Consummation Deviation"

Two nerdy physicists share an apartment and an unlikely friendship with their beautiful neighbor with whom one of them is infatuated. Like the universe after the big bang, the show's popularity expanded, thanks to breakout star Jim Parsons, along with the chemistry among the friends and the developing romance between Leonard and Penny. The addition of Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik in later seasons also enhanced the stories and relationships of the leads.

The Good Place (NBC), Thursday 8:30PM - "The Worst Possible Use of Free Will"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Legacies (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "We're Being Punked, Pedro"

Hope, Lizzie, Josie and MG are forced to participate in a community service project in the Mystic Falls town square as punishment for breaking the rules. Meanwhile, Landon and Rafael's attempt at a carefree life on the road takes a dangerous turn when they become unsuspecting targets. Finally, Alaric realizes that keeping secrets from his students may be causing more harm than good.


FRIDAY

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Scavengers + Hard Drive + Dragonfly"

Matty sends the team to Ghana to recover a hard drive from an e-waste landfill that is run by a powerful and violent man, leading them to speculate about what could be on the device.

Blindspot (NBC), Friday 8PM - "Naughty Monkey Kicks at Tree"

A tattoo leads the team to an international assassin with a shocking connection to Rich Dotcom, who must thwart the plans of a group of eco-terrorists; Zapata threatens Reade while also shielding him against Claudia's worst tactics.

Z Nation (SYFY), Friday 9PM - "Limbo"

Warren and the others are reunited with Addy in Limbo, an underground casino run by Murphy and his Blends, that shelters Talkers on the run from Altura Militia.

Midnight, Texas (NBC), Friday 9PM - "To Witch Hell and Back"

Manfred helps Fiji discover what's trying to kill Bobo; Rev shares the truth of his past with Lem; Joe, unbeknownst to his husband, goes demon hunting with Walker.

Van Helsing (SYFY), Friday 10PM - "Like Suicide"

Vanessa has a final showdown with the Second Elder in San Francisco; in Denver, Flesh, Doc, Julius and Jolene learn that even in a Safe-Zone, life isn't easy.


SATURDAY

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday 9PM - "Westerfeld House"

Zak and the crew head to San Francisco to investigate the historic William Westerfeld House, which played host to satanic rituals performed by underground occultist filmmaker Kenneth Anger and Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey.


SUNDAY

Supergirl (The CW), Sunday 8PM - "Parasite Lost"

Col. Haley makes a surprising decision regarding Supergirl; Kara writes a series of articles highlighting aliens in National City in the hope of making humans less fearful of them; unfortunately, the article puts some of the aliens in harm's way.

Doctor Who (BBC America), Sunday 8PM - "Demons of the Punjab"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Outlander (Starz), Sunday 8PM - "Do No Harm"

Claire and Jamie visit his Aunt Jocasta at her plantation, River Run; when tragedy strikes at the plantation, Jamie and Claire find themselves caught between what's right and the law of the land.

God Friended Me (CBS), Sunday 8:30PM - "The Prodigal Son"

Miles is forced to face uncomfortable truths about his family when the God account points him toward his Uncle Terrance; Cara's father pays her a visit, and he discovers that she's reconnected with her mom, who left them when she was a child.

Charmed (The CW), Sunday 9PM - "Other Women"

Mel is worried about Niko's safety, so Mel and Harry come up with a plan to protect her; Maggie notices that Macy is upset about her situation with Galvin, so she offers to help; Maggie's sorority sister Lucy turns to her for some help.

The Last Ship (TNT), Sunday 9PM - "Commitment"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "Who Are You Now?"

The survivors encounter unfamiliar faces outside the safety of their community's walls and must decide whether or not this new group can be trusted.

E! People's Choice Awards (SYFY, E!, USA simulcast), Sunday 9PM

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

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