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TV THIS WEEK: The Mandalorian docu-series, Solar Opposites, Creepshow, Clone Wars finale

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May 4, 2020

It's May the 4th, and not surprisingly, Disney+ is taking full advantage of the Star Wars holiday with a whole lot of programming from a galaxy far, far away. But outside of Star Wars fare, we have some gory horror, a new adult animated series from the Rick & Morty brain trust, and a whole lot more.

The Disney+ line-up of new Star Wars shows is loaded, led by the series finale of the acclaimed The Clone Wars animated series. The deep dive into the behind the scenes machinations that led to The Mandalorian is also going live and should be a wild treat for fans, loaded with A-list interviews from the creatives behind the show. If that wasn't enough, the most recent Star Wars flick The Rise of Skywalker is also hitting the streaming service early to celebrate.

If you're looking for something loaded with some scares and blood, AMC is premiering the first season of the buzzy Shudder streaming horror anthology Creepshow. It marks the show's first run on cable or a network after streaming on Shudder. Hulu has its new animated series Solar Opposites, which is about aliens hiding out in America. The CW has a loaded schedule of new superhero shows, with The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman and Supergirl all fresh, while Riverdale is wrapping up its current season this week.

FX has a new What We Do in the Shadows, DC Universe has a new Harley Quinn (and SYFY is airing the show's first season with a weekly Sunday block of episodes), NBC has the season premiere of Blindspot, plus a whole lot more.

Check out the full line-up below and let us know what you'll be watching.

HIGHLIGHTS

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian (Disney+), Monday - Series Premiere: "Directing"

SERIES PREMIERE: An eight-episode documentary series that pulls back the curtain on The Mandalorian. Each chapter explores a different facet of the first live-action Star Wars television show through interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and roundtable conversations hosted by Jon Favreau. Topics this season include the filmmaking process, the legacy of George Lucas’ Star Wars, how the cast brought the characters to life, the series’ groundbreaking technology, the artistry behind the show’s practical models, effects, and creatures, plus the creative influences, the iconic score, and connections to Star Wars characters and props from across the galaxy.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Disney+), Monday - Season 7 Finale: "Victory and Death"

SERIES FINALE: Ahsoka and Rex must use their wit and skills to survive the turbulent end of the Clone Wars.

Creepshow (AMC), Monday 10PM - "Gray Matter, House of the Dead"

NETWORK PREMIERE: The Shudder original series comes to AMC. A father who lives with his son develops a drinking problem because of grief; A young girl finds a peculiar toy head in her dollhouse.

Riverdale (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Chapter Seventy-Six: Killing Mr. Honey"

SEASON FINALE: After receiving a letter from the University of Iowa asking him to submit a story, Jughead works on a twisted tale about the gang's revenge fantasy against Principal Honey for all the ways he's ruined their senior year.

Solar Opposites: Season 1 (Hulu), Friday

SERIES PREMIERE: From Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty, and Mike McMahan, comes a series about a family of aliens trying to fit in on this human-infested crap-hole of a planet called Earth.


MONDAY

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian (Disney+), Monday - Series Premiere: "Directing"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Disney+), Monday - Season 7 Finale: "Victory and Death"

See more in our "Highlight" section above.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney+), Monday

The final installment in the Skywalker Saga lands on Disney+ a couple of months early. This marks the first time the entire series of mainline Star Wars films are available to stream in one place. Dig in, it’s a great time to binge.

Roswell, New Mexico (The CW), Monday 9PM - "Say It Ain’t So"

Despite promising Liz that he'll take things easy with his new heart, Max sets out to find Cameron after learning that she's gone missing. Michael grows concerned about Maria after a surprising discovery about her family history leaves her vulnerable. Elsewhere, ready to move on, Alex goes on a date with Forrest, and Rosa makes a decision about her future.

Creepshow (AMC), Monday 10PM - "Gray Matter, House of the Dead"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


TUESDAY

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Pay the Piper"

When Godspeed returns, Barry turns to Hartley Rathaway for help. However, things get tense quickly after Barry realizes one of the changes from Crisis is that The Flash and Pied Piper are now enemies. Meanwhile, Iris tries to escape the Mirrorverse.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Ship Broken"

Everyone is eager to use the Loom of Fate, but the team must decide who they want to bring back first leaving Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) to make a tough choice. Sara (Caity Lotz) struggles to understand what has happened to her and with the help of Constantine (Matt Ryan) and Ava (Jes Macallan), they try to figure out how to help her. Meanwhile, Rory (Dominic Purcell) has a guest on the ship that he is trying to impress.


WEDNESDAY

Riverdale (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Chapter Seventy-Six: Killing Mr. Honey"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Ghost Hunters (A&E), Wednesday 9PM - "Haunted Hospital"

Deep in the woods of Galena, Illinois, a hospital is frozen in time. Built in 1857, the Galena Marine Hospital has seen countless deaths. Since its recent purchase, distressing paranormal activity has been reported; and the current owner, Frank, calls upon the Ghost Hunters for help. The team travels to meet with him and several witnesses; and they hear claims of heavy footsteps, six-foot shadow figures, and light anomalies.

Motherland: Fort Salem (Freeform), Wednesday 9PM - "Citydrop"

The witches' training culminates at Citydrop, their final training exercise. Devastating secrets come to light, splintering the unit and forcing Tally to question her blind trust.

What We Do in the Shadows (FX), Wednesday 10PM - "Colin’s Promotion"

Colin Robinson gets promoted at work and his new power threatens the balance of power in the vampire house.


THURSDAY

Katy Keene (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "Chapter Twelve: Chain of Fools"

The series follows the lives and loves of fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene and her friends. As they take on the NYC art scene, they will find more than just a career in the big city - they will find long-lasting friendship.

Blindspot (NBC), Thursday 9PM - "I Came to Sleigh"

SEASON PREMIERE: In the season five premiere, Jane tries to pick up the pieces after the explosive events in Iceland. She gets a strange message from an unknown ally that allows her to mount a rescue mission to free Rich Dotcom from a CIA black site.

Siren (Freeform), Thursday 10PM - "Northern Exposure"

Ryn, Ben, and Maddie must recruit new allies in the fight against Tia. Meanwhile, Helen seeks answers when she's haunted by Donna's spirit, and Tia obtains dangerous weapons she plans to use in her fight.


FRIDAY

Harley Quinn (DC Universe), Friday - "All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues"

The latest episode of the hit DC Universe animated series, currently in its second season.

Solar Opposites: Season 1 (Hulu), Friday

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Into the Dark: Delivered (Hulu), Friday

It’s a not-so-happy Mother’s Day on the latest episode of Hulu’s long-running horror anthology.

Hulu on YouTube

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian (Disney+), Friday - "Episode 1.02: Legacy"

The behind the scenes docu-series looking at Disney+’s hit live action Star Wars series continues with its second episode.

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Save + The + Dam + World"

With Mac and Riley undercover with Codex, hoping to stop the organization from within, their mission is interrupted when Russ, Desi and the Phoenix team move to prevent Codex from detonating a weapon of mass destruction, with Mac and Riley caught in the crosshairs. Also, the team discovers Russ' real reason for purchasing the Phoenix Foundation.

Masters of Illusion: Impossible Escapes (The CW), Friday 8PM

In this one-hour special, magicians attempt seemingly impossible escapes both in the studio and in the field. The special is hosted by Dean Cain.


SATURDAY

Not much on tonight, so it’s a great change to catch up on your streaming queue. If you haven’t seen it yet, Amazon Prime’s Upload is pretty great — and just short enough to binge in a day or two.


SUNDAY

Outlander (Starz), Sunday 8PM - "Never My Love"

Claire struggles to survive brutal treatment from her captors, as Jamie gathers a group of loyal men to help him rescue his wife; Roger and Brianna's journey takes a surprising turn.

The Simpsons (Fox), Sunday 8PM - "The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds"

Lisa makes a new friend who loves horses, but then becomes part of a circle of snooty young rich girls; Homer takes Marge on a romantic cruise.

Batwoman (The CW), Sunday 8PM - "A Secret Kept From All the Rest"

When members of Gotham's intelligentsia begin disappearing, Cmdr. Kane, Sophie and the Crows go searching for the newest homicidal threat to the city; Kate starts questioning the loyalty of everyone around her just when she needs them most.

Supergirl (The CW), Sunday 9PM - "The Missing Link"

Supergirl and the team go head-to-head against Rama Khan and Leviathan; Lena and Lex must join forces when Project Non Nocere fails, leaving the two siblings in serious danger.

Killing Eve (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "Are You From Pinner"

Villanelle is a psychopathic assassin, and Eve is the woman charged with hunting her down; the two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.

Family Guy (Fox), Sunday 9:30PM - "Holly Bibble"

Cooped up in a hotel room due to a big storm, the Griffins pass the time by reimagining three stories from the Bible.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (Showtime), Sunday 10PM - "Wicked Old World"

Tiago and Molly try to escape their complicated lives; Lewis interrogates a young Cal-Tech student; Townsend and Alex's agenda is jeopardized by a councilwoman; Peter Craft discovers a dark truth at Elsa's home; Mateo visits a Chicano dance hall.

Harley Quinn (SYFY), Sunday 10PM - "Being Harley Quinn," "You're a Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon," "The Line"

The DC Universe animated series’ first season on SYFY: While trying to find a lair to house her crew, Harley suffers a paralyzing identity crisis; with the help of Dr. Psycho's telepathic powers, the crew must enter Harley's mind to free her from her paralysis. Then: During a heist gone wrong -- thanks to Harley's impetuousness -- Clayface loses an arm, which turns out to be evidence to enterprising GCPD commissioner Jim Gordon and a key witness against Harley and her crew. Then: Desperate for her crew to have some "evil oomph," Harley breaks the Queen of Fables out of prison -- but finds that the storybook-themed villain is too evil for her tastes; Harley must extricate herself from Fables without destroying her crew.

*TV listing information via TV Guide, Zap2it, and network listings.

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