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TV THIS WEEK: Flash, Arrow, Legends and Supergirl return; FTWD finale and more

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Oct 9, 2017

It's CW-palooza this week, as the network's entire DC Comics line-up returns for brand new seasons. We have The Flash back from the Speed Force, Arrow dealing with the fallout of an explosion, the Legends of Tomorrow trying to fix time, and Supergirl getting her life back on track.

Yeah, it's going to be a big week.

Outside of all The CW's super-returns, we also have Supernatural and Riverdale back for new seasons. Moving beyond the net-let, we also have a new Lucifer, some new hellish zaniness in The Good Place, some Batman-y stuff in Gotham, more terror on Channel Zero: No-End House, and the season premieres of Mr. Robot and The Shannara Chronicles.

Over on the streaming side of things, we have a new season of the hit animated series Voltron on Netflix, along with a new installment in CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery hitting on the weekend.

See, we said it was a big week, right?

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

Highlights

Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Girl of Steel"

SEASON PREMIERE: Kara deals with the loss of Mon-El by focusing all her energy on being Supergirl and on the mysterious new threat against National City as Season 3 begins. Meanwhile, Alex confesses a secret to Maggie about their impending nuptials; Lena makes a bold move; and a citizen of National City possesses a mysterious connection to Kara.

 

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "The Flash Reborn"

SEASON PREMIERE: Season 4 begins with a powerful armored villain threatening to level Central City if the Flash doesn't appear, so Cisco makes a risky decision to break Barry out of the speed force. But the Barry that comes out isn't the same Barry that went in.

 

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Aruba-Con"

SEASON PREMIERE: The Legends are relived of duty by the Time Bureau when they break the timeline as Season 3 begins. Meanwhile, Julius Caesar is spotted in Aruba, and Sara, Nate and Ray devise a plan to steal the Waverider back from the Time Bureau to stop Julius Caesar from conquering the modern world.

 

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "Lost and Found"

SEASON PREMIERE: Season 13 begins with Sam and Dean picking up the pieces after the loss of their mother, the demise of Crowley and the heartbreaking death of Castiel. Meanwhile, the birth of Jack leaves the brothers with differing opinions on how to deal with a Nephilim; and Mary, after being dragged into the breach, must learn to survive Lucifer and an apocalyptic world.

 

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

SEASON PREMIERE: Oliver deals with the fallout of the explosion on the island as Season 6 begins.


Monday

Lucifer (Fox), Monday 8PM - "The One With the Baby Carrot"

NEW: After Lucifer removes his wings yet again, Linda becomes concerned that he is too focused on tracking down the Sinnerman and neglecting his own well-being. Tensions continue to rise between Lucifer and Chloe, but they realize they must put their differences aside to solve a case in which Lucifer takes a sudden interest. Once Detective Pierce's past is revealed, though, everyone realizes that the Sinnerman is much more dangerous than they thought.

 

Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Girl of Steel"

See more in our Highlights section above.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Monday 8PM - "The Relaxation Integration"

NEW: Amy records Sheldon talking in his sleep and tries to convince him that he has a more laid-back side. Meanwhile, Koothrappali and Stuart compete to win the heart of Bernadette's new co-worker.

 

The Gifted (Fox), Monday 9PM - "rX"

NEW: After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink goes into a state of shock, forcing Caitlin and Eclipse to go on a mission to find a special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed faces some difficult choices when it comes to helping his family and Polaris runs into some trouble.

 

Scorpion (CBS), Sunday 10PM - "Grow a Deer, a Female Deer"

NEW: Poachers almost kill a pregnant endangered deer, so Team Scorpion recreates the animal's womb to save it and its baby's life. Meanwhile, Happy and Toby discuss the future of their family.


Tuesday

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "The Flash Reborn"

See more in our Highlights section above.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Aruba-Con"

See more in our Highlights section above.


Wednesday

Riverdale (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying"

SEASON PREMIERE: Archie struggles with the emotional aftermath of the shooting at Pop's diner as Fred's life hangs in the balance. Meanwhile, Veronica's father arrives in Riverdale earlier than expected; and Jughead and Betty question the shooter's true motives after they hear Pop Tate recount the chilling details of the shooting. Season 2 premiere.

 

Expedition Unknown: Hunt for Extraterrestrials (Travel), Wednesday 9PM - "Ancient Visitors"

NEW: Josh goes to Easter Island, where ancient alien theorists believe extraterrestrials visited a millennia ago. Then, he goes to the site of a recent meteorite strike in Zimbabwe that could prove life on Earth began in outer space.

Channel Zero: No-End House (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "The Exit"

NEW: The group must face the most dangerous part of House World as they search for the exit. With the Father in pursuit and shocking discoveries about each other, tensions within the group simmer.

 

Mr. Robot (USA), Wednesday 10PM - "Eps3.0_Power-Saver-Mode.H"

SEASON PREMIERE: In the Season 3 premiere, Elliot gets woke and realizes that his mission needs help from Angela. In other events, Darlene freaks about them coming out clean.

 

The Shannara Chronicles (Spike), Wednesday 10PM - "Druid"

SEASON PREMIERE: In the Season 2 premiere, Wil's new life is interrupted by a mysterious new figure; Eretria is reunited with someone from her past; and Allanon uncovers a plot that could send the Four Lands into darkness.

 

Thursday

Gotham (Fox), Thursday 8PM - "A Dark Knight: The Demon's Head"

NEW: Bruce Wayne puts the lives of Gotham Natural History Museum historian Niles Winthrop and his grandson Alex in danger in an attempt to uncover the meaning behind his prized knife from the auction. Meanwhile, Ra's al Ghul proves he'll take deadly measures to achieve what he wants. Also, Sofia Falcone is on a mission to win back Gotham from Penguin.

 

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "Lost and Found"

See more in our Highlights section above.

The Good Place (NBC), Thursday 8:30PM - "Existential Crisis"

NEW: Tahani throws a dinner party to impress; and Eleanor and Jason both lend a hand when things don't go as planned.

 

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

See more in our Highlights section above.

Van Helsing (SYFY), Thursday 9PM - "In Redemption"

NEW: Vanessa fights to get her daughter out of the citadel. Dmitri and Antanasia hatch a plot to stop Vanessa. Mohamad risks his life to save Vanessa and Dylan.

 

The Orville (Fox), Thursday 9PM - "Krill"

NEW: After the Orville crew defeats a Krill attack on a brand-new colony, the Union sends Ed and Gordon on a dangerous undercover mission to infiltrate a Krill ship and obtain a copy of the Krill bible, the "Anhkana," to better understand the enemy.

 

Ghost Wars (SYFY), Thursday 10PM - "The Ghost in the Machine"

NEW: Smuggler Billy sails into Port Moore to find his hometown still disturbed by recent events. As he moves to distribute his latest shipment, his boat is overtaken by a presence of his past.

 

Friday

Voltron: Legendary Defender (Netflix), Friday - Season 4

The latest season in Netflix’s acclaimed anime-style action series drops this month, and promises a whole lot more robot-fighting action and insanity. The show has proven to be a surprisingly great character drama as well, so be sure to catch up before checking out the latest set of episodes.

 

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Roulette Wheel + Wire"

NEW: MacGyver, using cuff links and a wire, tries to gain access to diamonds in a casino vault before a terrorist group can remove and sell them in exchange for a weapon of mass destruction.

Once Upon a Time (ABC), Friday 8PM - "A Pirate's Life"

NEW: Captain Hook and Emma Swan kiss as the soft reboot of ABC’s fairy tale drama continues.

 

Josh Gates' Destination Truth (Travel), Friday 9PM - "A Vampire in Transylvania and Swedish Witches"

NEW: Josh treks to Romania to investigate reports of a real vampire that is terrorizing Transylvania. Then, on the icy coast of Sweden, he and his team spend the night on an island that locals claim is home to witches.

Z Nation (SYFY), Friday 9PM - "The Vanishing"

NEW: When Sun Mei and Red vanish, 10K and the others must decide whether to keep looking for them or give up and press on to Newmerica.

 

Marvel's Inhumans (ABC), Friday 9PM - "Make Way for… Medusa"

NEW: The search for Black Bolt continues on Earth. Meanwhile, Maximus makes bold moves to cement his status as the new ruler of Attilan.

 

The Exorcist (Fox), Friday 9PM - "Unclean"

NEW: The situation at the foster home continues to deteriorate as Andy tries to help his foster daughter Grace overcome her agoraphobia. Meanwhile, Marcus and Tomas travel to Seattle where they encounter a new possession case involving a young girl who's been targeted by a force of pure evil. Father Bennett tracks down a rogue church operative named Mouse who is waging a one-woman crusade against the demonic conspiracy.


Saturday

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America), Saturday 9PM - "Space Rabbit"

SEASON PREMIERE: In the Season 2 premiere, Todd and Farah are on the run from the law and head to small town Bergsberg, Montana in search of Dirk. Mysteriously, Bart's search for Ken takes her to the same small town, where unexplainable events start occurring.

 

Halt and Catch Fire (AMC), Saturday 9PM - "Search/Ten of Swords"

SERIES FINALE: In the series finale, Donna celebrates a milestone with her closest allies; Cameron contemplates saying goodbye; and Joe confronts an uncertain future.

 

Sunday

Star Trek Discovery (CBS All Access), Sunday 8:30PM - "Choose Your Pain"

NEW: The latest installment in CBS All Access' new Star Trek series, streaming exclusively on the niche streaming service.

 

Ghosted (Fox), Sunday 8:30PM - "Whispers"

NEW: With the encouragement of Max, Leroy romantically pursues a female cop while they work on-site at a local resort. As the pair search for the culprit behind a string of murders, Captain Lafrey has Annie and Barry investigate her daughter, who may be sneaking behind her back with a boy.

 

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "Things Bad Begun/Sleigh Ride"

SEASON FINALE: In the Season 3 finale, Strand's motives are made clear when Nick discovers a new threat descending on the dam; Madison faces a horrifying revelation; and the Clark family is pushed to new extremes.

 

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

NEW: Pamela tries desperately to redeem herself with everyone as the gang finally reaches Mexico. Meanwhile, Todd is disappointed that Zihuatanejo is not the paradise of which he'd dreamed.

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