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TV THIS WEEK: New Supergirl, The Good Place, Happy!, Black Lightning and more

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Jan 22, 2018

There's not much in the way of splashy premieres this week, but there is a whole lot of new (and really good) stuff to check out. From hilarious trips to hell to superheroes in prison, here's what we'll be watching this week.

If you've been sleeping on this season of The Good Place, it's time to catch up. The fantasy sitcom is firing on all cylinders, spinning its premise even further than fans could've dreamed. Seriously, this show has quietly become one of the best shows on television. Don't miss out. The CW also has a full slate of superhero shows, with The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, and Black Lightning all on tap (Legends of Tomorrow returns in a few weeks).

There's also new The X-Files, Lucifer, Beyond, Happy!, The Magicians, and a whole lot more. Check out our full rundown below and let us know what you'll be watching.

Highlights

Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Fort Rozz"

As Reign continues to terrorize the city, Supergirl teams up with Saturn Girl, and the two recruit Supergirl's former enemies, Livewire and Psi, to form a team for a mission to Fort Rozz to recover a prisoner who has information on how to defeat Reign once and for all. Meanwhile, Alex babysits Ruby.

 

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

As the community struggles with the violence surrounding them, a glimmer of hope appears: Is Black Lightning back? Lynn Stewart, noticing the changes in the community, is also left wondering. While Jefferson Pierce struggles with his decision, Gambi urges him to take up the mantle once more and return to life as Black Lightning. Anissa and Jennifer try to deal with the aftermath of their jolting experience.

 

Happy! (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "Destroyer of Worlds"

Finally reunited, Sax and Happy make one last push to save Hailey; Amanda pursues a dangerous lead all by herself; and Blue and Isabella come to blows over a dark family secret.

 

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

Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason consider just how much they have (or have not) improved; and Michael is left to deal with the consequences of his recent actions.

 

Arrow (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "We Fall"

Cayden James ups the ante by launching his plan to take control of every aspect of the city. Despite the scope of Cayden's plan, Oliver is determined to foil it with just the Original Team Arrow — and without the aid of Rene, Dinah, or Curtis. But things get complicated when William is endangered as a result of Cayden's handiwork.


Monday

Lucifer (Fox), Monday 8PM - "All About Her"

After Lt. Pierce's true identity is revealed, Lucifer tries to figure out his motives. In order to earn Chloe's assistance in his investigation of Pierce, Lucifer goes above and beyond to help her solve the murder of a professional surfer. Meanwhile, Amenadiel deals with a personal health issue.

 

Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Fort Rozz"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Scorpion (CBS), Monday 10PM - "Lighthouse of the Rising Sun"

A solar storm knocks out power in Los Angeles, and Team Scorpion must help a teen pilot and his girlfriend who are lost over the Pacific without navigation or radio contact. Also, during the crisis, Walter must look after a group of Ralph's classmates, and Cabe tries to tell Allie finally that he loves her.


Tuesday

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "The Elongated Knight Rises"

When a familiar villain returns to terrorize Central City, Ralph must rise up to defend the innocent while Barry is detained by his trial. Meanwhile, Barry searches for the strength to keep his optimism alive in the face of his new circumstances.

 

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

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Wednesday

Riverdale (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler"

Amidst preparations for the town's annual Picken's Day festivities, Jughead interviews Toni's grandfather and learns some shocking details about Riverdale's history. In an attempt to get closer to Hiram, Archie tries out for the Riverdale wrestling team after learning of Hiram's love of the sport. Meanwhile, Betty unearths some dark secrets about her brother Chic, and Veronica and Josie clash as they prepare for their Picken's Day performance.

 

The Librarians (TNT), Wednesday 8PM - "And Some Dude Named Jeff"

When Jenkins body-switches with a 28-year-old slacker named Jeff, he must find his way back into the Library to correct the mistake. But he will need a team to do it, and enlists the help of Jeff's hapless Dungeons & Dragons friends.

 

The X-Files (Fox), Wednesday 8PM - "The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat"

Exploring the idea of the Mandela Effect, in which large groups of people remember an alternate history, Mulder and Scully learn how the X-Files themselves may have originated.

 

The Magicians (SYFY), Wednesday 9PM - "The Losses of Magic"

Alice and Quentin visit her parents as Kady and Julia explore new methods to heal Penny.

 

Vikings (History), Wednesday 9PM-  "Moments of Vision"

A sense of doom looms over Kattegat as bloodshed ensues, but as the defeated army flees in the face of the victors, a legendary warrior makes his way home.

 

Happy! (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM- "Destroyer of Worlds"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Thursday

Beyond (Freeform), Thursday 8PM - "No Es Bueno"

Holden continues to be plagued by disturbing nightmares and finds it harder to control his powers at work. Luke finds himself in danger of falling back into a bad habit, while Jeff is furious when he learns Pastor Ian and Helping Hands are trying to get close to Christine. A mysterious coma patient in Argentina named Diego awakens a changed man.

 

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "Breakdown"

Donna calls Sam and Dean for help after her niece, Wendy, goes missing. The three hunters discover Wendy was kidnapped by a man who sells human parts to monsters in a grotesque online auction and race to save her before it is too late.

 

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

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Arrow (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "We Fall"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Friday

Blindspot (NBC), Friday 8PM - "Technology Wizards"

While Jane and Weller partner with a mysterious man from Jane's past to find a missing person, the team races to stop an arms deal.

 

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

Mack, Yo-Yo, and Flint fight to keep everyone alive by starting a revolution against the Kree.


Saturday

This one is shaping up to be a pretty slow night. SYFY is showing Ghost Rider and Thor if you need some superhero comfort food (with a healthy dose of Nic Cage for good measure), but that’s pretty much it. It’s a good night to catch up on your DVR, or make a run at Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams over on Amazon Prime.

Sunday

The Grammy Awards are on CBS tonight, so most networks opted for re-runs as not to compete with the awards behemoth. If you’re not in the mood for Grammys, FXX has The Simpsons Movie, SYFY has Spider-Man 3, FX has Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and TBS has a block of Big Bang Theory re-runs.

*TV listing information via TV Guide.