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TV THIS WEEK: New Happy! and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a night of The Librarians, and more

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Dec 18, 2017

Christmas is just a week away, but there's still some fresh sci-fi fare to check out on the small screen — you just have to look a little harder to find it. Luckily, we did the looking for you.

The CW's superhero universe might be on hiatus for the holidays, but Marvel's small screen flagship is still going strong in the Christmas doldrums. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is all new, with an episode that tells the start of the season from Fitz's perspective back in the present day. TNT also has a double header of new Librarians episodes, and that series is one heck of a fun genre romp.

SYFY also has a ton of new stuff this week, led by a new installment of the hit freshmen series Happy!, along with new episodes of Ghost Wars and Van Helsing. There are also a few good Futurama binges worth checking out on the slow nights. Oh, and don't forget Netflix's fantasy cop drama Bright is also dropping this week.

Highlights

The Librarians (TNT), Wednesday 8PM - "And the Christmas Thief," "And the Silver Screen"

When Santa takes Flynn, Baird and Jenkins on his first vacation in centuries, he leaves his beloved sleigh in the care of the Librarians. But when Ezekiel's career criminal mother steals the magic door, they must use the sleigh to save her, as well as Christmas itself, from Santa's Grinch of a brother, the Patron Saint of Thieves. Then: When Flynn and Baird are sucked into Baird's favorite classic film noir movie, the Librarians will need to perfect their lassoing skills, sharpshooting, and snappy dialogue if they're going to make it out alive.

 

Happy! (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "When Christmas Was Christmas"

Sax journeys through his dark past, while Merry and Amanda make a chilling discovery.

 

Ghost Wars (SYFY), Thursday 10PM - "The Feast"

Landis and Jimmy try to make sense of the museum artifact; Karla is with ghost-child and it's growing fast; Abigail's physical condition deteriorates, prompting Marilyn to finally realize that whatever is inside her daughter isn't normal.

 

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

With the surprising help of Lance Hunter, nothing will stop Fitz from finding the lost team as his incredible journey is revealed.


Monday

Scorpion (CBS), Monday 10PM - "A Christmas Car-Roll"

On Christmas Eve, when Walter chooses work over spending quality time with his friends, he falls down the stairs and hits his head, and as he lays unconscious, he enters a dream world where Team Scorpion never existed.


Tuesday

It's a pretty slow night, as we're knee-deep in the Christmas season doldrums. A new episode of Hulu's excellent Runaways is expected to drop today but that's about it. If you're wanting some comfort food, SYFY is running a night of Futurama. Beyond that catch up on your DVR, go watch The Last Jedi again, or maybe read a book?


Wednesday

The Librarians (TNT), Wednesday 8PM - "And the Christmas Thief," "And the Silver Screen"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Vikings (History), Wednesday 9PM - "The Prisoner"

Ivar meets his match in Bishop Heahmund, while Floki returns to Kattegat, and Bjorn receives a lavish welcome in North Africa.

 

Happy! (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "When Christmas Was Christmas"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Thursday

Van Helsing (SYFY), Thursday 9PM - "Be True"

Sam and Mohamad's shared past comes back to haunt them in more ways than one; at a secluded campsite in the woods, friendships are put through a baptism by fire.

Ghost Wars (SYFY), Thursday 10PM - "The Feast"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Friday

Blindspot (NBC), Friday 8PM - "City Folks Under Wraps"

As the team works together to take down a foe, Jane and Weller face a toxic secret that threatens to tear them apart.

 

Josh Gates' Destination Truth (Travel), Friday 9PM - "WWII Ghost Hunt and a Japanese River Monster"

Josh travels to Micronesia to investigate the noises and sightings deep below the Pacific Ocean. Later, he goes on the hunt for a reptile said to be lurking in a river.

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

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Saturday

Another slow night. The only biggie we'd recommend is Netflix's fantasy cop flick Bright, starring Will Smith, which should be live for a weekend watch (it's technically scheduled to drop on Friday). Beyond that, maybe go check out Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle? It's supposed to be pretty good. Or catch up on anything you've missed — maybe a good night to binge Hulu's Future Man, or clear out anything that's still clogging up the DVR.


Sunday

It's Christmas Eve! Not surprisingly, there's not a whole lot of new stuff to check out. If you are looking for something to watch, USA has The Avengers on at 7:30PM; SYFY has Futurama running pretty much all evening long; AMC has Scrooged at 10PM; and IFC has Beetlejuice at 9PM

*TV listing information via TV Guide.