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TV THIS WEEK: Happy! and The Good Place season finales, Team Flash shrinks, and more

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Jan 29, 2018

Two of the quirkiest shows in the genre wrap up their seasons this week as fans bid farewell to SYFY's Happy! and NBC's The Good Place — but they're far from the only sci-fi shows worth checking out.

The Good Place has taken its concept to wild new places this year, and the final run has been the most jaw-dropping and ambitious yet. Happy! has also pushed the boundaries in a few different ways as the seedy comic adaptation looks to land its kidnapping tale with a bang.

The CW's super-slate is fresh, with Arrow, Supergirl, and Black Lightning dropping new episodes. The most fascinating Arrowverse episode is the latest Flash, which literally shrinks Team Flash for a Honey I Shrunk The Kids-style adventure. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is also new, with the alt-future arc seemingly on the verge of coming to an end. But exactly how it will end is the big question.

There's also a new Riverdale, The X-Files, The Magicians, Lucifer, Beyond, and Supernatural digging a bit deeper into the schedule. Check out our full rundown below and let us know what you'll be watching.

Highlights

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash"

A meta who can shrink anything he touches battles Team Flash. Cisco and Ralph get caught in his crossfire and are shrunk to miniature versions of themselves. Cecile realizes her pregnancy has caused her to have temporary powers and discovers she can hear other people's thoughts, which unnerves Joe. Meanwhile, Barry meets someone with a mysterious connection to Henry Allen.

 

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

When a pair of teenage girls attack one another, each believing the other to be a monster, Mulder and Scully find that their investigation could possibly lead back to their long-lost son, William.

 

Happy! (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "I Am the Future"

SEASON FINALE: With Christmas approaching, Sax and Happy are locked in a climactic confrontation to rescue Hailey from Very Bad Santa's lair; and Merry sets out to save Amanda from a far more powerful foe.

 

The Good Place (CBS), Thursday 8:30PM - "Somewhere Else"

SEASON FINALE: In the Season 2 finale, Michael tries to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

 

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

S.H.I.E.L.D. has one final chance to return to home, but their actions may have deadly consequences.


Monday

K.C. Undercover (Disney), Monday 8PM - "The Domino Effect"

The Coopers track down agents who are distributing weapons to enemy agencies, only to discover they are parents of K.C.'s classmate Amy.

Lucifer (Fox), Monday 8PM - "Til Death Do Us Part"

When an ecstasy cook-turned-chemistry-teacher is found murdered in a cozy Los Angeles suburb, Lucifer and Pierce must go undercover to help track down the killer. Meanwhile, Maze has a newfound attraction for someone she used to despise, and Charlotte has a revelation.

 

Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8PM - "For Good"

Someone tries to kill Morgan Edge and he barely survives. He accuses Lena of being behind the attempt and vows to destroy her. When Lena fears her hatred for Morgan will take her to the Luthor dark side, Kara steps in to help her friend. Meanwhile, after Sam realizes she's losing time, she confides in Alex, who decides to run some medical tests to see if she can find out what's going on with her new friend.

 

Scorpion (CBS), Monday 10PM - "Wave Goodbye"

Team Scorpion must prevent an incoming tsunami from hitting a vulnerable nuclear power facility, and Toby secretly helps his ex-fiancée retrieve her stolen identity.


Tuesday

K.C. Undercover (Disney), Tuesday 8PM - "Domino 2: Barbecued"

As K.C. continues to get closer with Amy, she plants bugs in the Bishops' house to get information on the weapon-distribution list.

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash"

Check out our "Highlights" section for more.

Black Lightning (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Lawanda: The Book of Burial"

As Jefferson Pierce tries to determine if the community can survive without the help of Black Lightning, Anissa starts to come into her own. Meanwhile, Jefferson and Lynn try and figure out their new dynamic. Finally, Jennifer reveals to her parents that she has been grappling with something big.


Wednesday

K.C. Undercover (Disney), Wednesday 8PM - "Domino 3: Buggin' Out"

K.C. decides to save Ernie since it was her fault the barbecue failed. They learn the Bishops have planted listening devices and someone called the "The Mask" wants the weapons sold.

Riverdale (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and the Divine"

As preparations for her confirmation ceremony get underway, Veronica becomes concerned that Archie, who's agreed to be Hiram's "intern," may be learning too much about her family's secret business dealings. Jughead and FP lead the charge after an incident at Pickens Park leads to increased tensions among the Serpents. Meanwhile, Chic helps Betty deal with her inner darkness, while Archie finds himself in over his head after a high-stakes poker game with Hiram's shady inner circle goes awry.

 

The Librarians (TNT), Wednesday 8PM - "And the Trial of One"

It's time to choose the singular Librarian to tether with Baird, but no one can decide, so the Library takes it upon itself to help. Reducing the Librarians to their most primal selves and abandoning them in a landscape of their own nightmares, it's The Trial of the One.

 

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

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Expedition Unknown (Travel), Wednesday 9PM - "Hunt for the Metal Library"

Josh travels through the jungles of Ecuador in order to explore the watery depths of Tayos Cave, looking for a legendary set of metal plates believed to be created by an advanced ancient civilization.

The Magicians (SYFY), Wednesday 9PM - "Be the Penny"

As Eliot is hunted, Quentin and Julia discover a powerful secret tied to the history of Brakebills.

 

Happy! (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "I Am the Future"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Thursday

Beyond (Freeform), Thursday 8PM - "Knock, Knock"

A young man who has been in a coma for 12 years wakes up with new abilities.

 

K.C. Undercover (Disney), Thursday 8PM - "Domino 4: The Mask"

K.C. and Marisa take Amy on a trip to New York so she won't be at home to witness her "parents" being arrested by the Organization.

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "Various & Sundry Villains"

Dean falls victim to a couple of witches, sisters Jamie and Jennie Plum, who manage to steal a powerful book of spells from the Winchester brothers. When Sam and Dean go after the book, they get help from a powerful and surprising ally when Rowena, back from the dead, intervenes to assist them.

 

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8PM - "The Novelization Correlation"

When Sheldon petitions Wil Wheaton to appear on the new Professor Proton show, Wil offers a role to Amy instead. Also, Penny gets angry when she thinks the female protagonist in Leonard's novel is based on her.

 

The Good Place (CBS), Thursday 8:30PM - "Somewhere Else"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Arrow (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "All for Nothing"

Oliver continues his battle with Cayden James. Dinah and Oliver have a major disagreement that endangers the life of one of their own.


Friday

Blindspot (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Two Legendary Chums"

Weller and his former FBI partner reunite for a dangerous undercover mission while Zapata interrogates a past foe.

 

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Murdoc + Handcuffs"

After one of Murdoc's go-to assassins agrees to hand over Murdoc to MacGyver in exchange for $10 million, the team finds itself protecting Murdoc from his former mentor, Nicholas Helman, who wants him dead. Also, Jack realizes he may still have feelings for Riley's mother, Diane.

 

Josh Gates' Destination Truth (Travel), Friday 9PM - "Fiji Mysteries and the Filipino Terror"

Josh travels to Fiji to investigate reports of strange noises and unexplained figures at a village once home to a cannibal tribe. Then he journeys through the Philippines on the hunt for a primate-like monster living in the jungle.

K.C. Undercover (Disney), Friday 9PM - "K.C. Undercover: The Final Chapter"

Brett's assignment is to eliminate K.C., but he can't bring himself to follow through; K.C. decides to protect him from The Other Side.

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

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Saturday

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday 9PM - "Extra Pulses: Star of India"

Featuring a 150-year-old ship docked in San Diego.

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

Tess and Burton follow clues from their shared dream to search for the missing dreamer. Taka and Alex connect Shadowman to the people trafficking in dreamers as Shadowman confronts his past.


Sunday

It's Super Bowl Sunday, which means pretty much everything is taking the week off to leave some space for the boatload of folks who will be watching the big sportsball game. That said, even if you're not a football fan, the game is likely worth a look for the commercials and new trailers. There are a ton of big releases on the way, and you know studios will be taking advantage of the Super Bowl's massive audience to drop some fresh footage.