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TV THIS WEEK: Krypton premieres, The X-Files ends, new Walking Dead and more

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Mar 19, 2018

The story of Superman begins a whole lot sooner than we realized this week, as SYFY's new DC Comics series Krypton makes its long-awaited debut. The show tells a story about Supes' grandfather and his mission to stop Brainiac and protect his legacy to ensure Kal-El is eventually born.

The Krypton concept might seem like a strange pitch at first, but the introduction of Adam Strange and a time-travel hook really works to tie it together. Outside of that premiere, this week also brings us the season (series?) finale of The X-Files, and the pressure is certainly on for Chris Carter to land this ship in a way that will please fans. Especially since they really whiffed on the show's original series finale. Freeform's Shadowhunters is also returning for its new season this week.

Beyond the big premieres and finales, we also have a fresh Legends of Tomorrow, with Matt Ryan's John Constantine reprising his role to help out once Sara goes full-on evil; a new iZombie; a new Gotham; a new Walking Dead; and a new Black Lightning.

Highlights

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Necromancing the Stone"

When Mallus' power over Sara resurfaces, she unwittingly becomes the bearer of one of the Totems. Rory must conquer his dark side in order to wield his own Totem power to help save the crew. Meanwhile, Agent Sharpe notices that something is wrong and recruits someone unorthodox to help.

 

The X-Files (Fox), Wednesday 8PM - "My Struggle IV"

SEASON FINALE: In the Season 11 finale, Mulder and Scully rush to find an on-the-run William, while the Cigarette Smoking Man pushes forward with his ultimate plan.

 

Krypton (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "Pilot"

SERIES PREMIERE: Seg learns his planet is in danger of being destroyed so that his future grandson will never be born.

 

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "Do Not Send Us Astray"

Trouble arises at the Hilltop when unexpected visitors arrive and the community is thrust into action; heartbreaking discoveries are made.

 

Timeless (NBC), Sunday 10PM - "Hollywoodland"

When a Rittenhouse sleeper agent in 1941 Hollywood steals the only copy of "Citizen Kane," Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus team up with Hedy Lamarr to get it back. Hedy Lamarr turns out to be not only a glamorous movie star but also a scientific wizard whose discoveries led to the invention of WiFi.


Monday

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Necromancing the Stone"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Lucifer (Fox), Monday 8PM - "The Last Heartbreak"

Chloe and Lucifer go on the hunt for a serial killer targeting couples in love, while Pierce realizes the case is connected to a murder he solved in 1958. Meanwhile, Lucifer becomes upset when Pierce has a change of heart about an important decision.

 

iZombie (The CW), Monday 9PM - "Brainless in Seattle, Part 2"

Liv and Clive discover the murder they are investigating was the work of a serial killer. Meanwhile, Major enters dangerous territory.

 

Scorpion (CBS), Monday 10PM - "Gator Done"

Team Scorpion heads to the bayou to track down a cagey alligator in order to stop a deadly mosquito-borne virus, and Paige teaches Walter the concept of the "white lie." Also, Walter hits Cabe with a tranquilizer gun and Toby must save his life, and Sylvester and Ralph help Patty when the mean girls at her school force her to get a dreaded tardy slip.


Tuesday

Shadowhunters (Freeform), Tuesday 8PM - "On Infernal Ground"

SEASON PREMIERE: In the Season 3 premiere, secrets abound as the Shadowhunters and Downworlders try to get back to normal after Valentine's death.

 

Black Lightning (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "The Book of Little Black Lies"

In the aftermath of the latest killing, Black Lightning works to clear his name while also hunting down the person responsible for his father's death, and anyone else involved. Tensions remain high between Black Lightning and Gambi.


Wednesday

Riverdale (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors"

In the aftermath of Hiram's newly announced plans for Riverdale, Jughead resorts to drastic measures to voice his opposition. After making her own big announcement, Hermione's friend Andy Cohen comes to town to lend a hand. Meanwhile, Veronica goes against her parent's wishes to keep a low profile and runs for student council president. Elsewhere, Mary arrives in Riverdale just as tensions between Fred and Archie reach a breaking point. Finally, Cheryl fears that someone is out to get her.

 

The X-Files (Fox), Wednesday 8PM - "My Struggle IV"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

The Magicians (SYFY), Wednesday 9PM - "Twenty-Three"

The group strategizes, as Josh and Julia travel to a familiar place and are given a chance to help.

 

Krypton (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "Pilot"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Thursday

Beyond (Freeform), Thursday 8PM - "There's No Home for You Here"

Diego's latest attack hits close to the Matthews home, leaving Holden and Charlie to try and explain what is happening to a frantic Tom and Diane. Agent Borden furthers her plan to take down Hollow Sky, while Luke and Willa take drastic steps.

 

Gotham (Fox), Thursday 8PM - "A Dark Knight: The Sinking Ship The Grand Applause"

Bullock and Gordon try to track down someone who is key in Sofia's control over Gotham. Meanwhile, Penguin, Lee, and Nygma enlist an unlikely ally, and Selina asks Bruce for a favor to help rid her of her guilt over Ivy.


Friday

Blindspot (NBC), Friday 8PM - "Artful Dodge"

A CIA source threatens to tear the team apart. Rich's place in the FBI is called into question. Roman and Crawford spend a day together under strange circumstances.

 

Once Upon a Time (ABC), Friday 8PM - "The Girl in the Tower"

The latest episode of ABC's fairytale drama.

 

Josh Gates' Destination Truth (Travel), Friday 9PM - "Cambodian Ape Man and Dinosaur in Zambia"

Josh journeys to the jungles of Cambodia, trailing a beast believed to be half man, half ape. Then he spends a night on the water in Zambia to hunt for a dinosaur said to be stalking the local fishermen.


Saturday

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday 9PM - "Ripley's Believe It or Not"

Zak and the crew head to Hollywood, Calif., to investigate the iconic Ripley's Believe It or Not museum, where employees claim to be adversely affected by its rare artifacts.


Sunday

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz), Sunday 9PM - "Baby Proof"

Ash continues his deadite-slaying adventures.

 

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "Do Not Send Us Astray"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

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

Tandy tries being a helpful, responsible adult in order to finally win Gail's praise. Meanwhile, Todd is furious with Melissa for keeping him away from Jasper.

 

Star Wars Forces of Destiny (Disney), Sunday 9:50PM - "Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume 3"

The latest collection of animated Star Wars shorts.

Timeless (NBC), Sunday 10PM - "Hollywoodland"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

*TV listing information via TV Guide.