TV THIS WEEK: The Arrowverse is back, Face Off premieres, The Magicians returns and more

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Dec 26, 2019, 2:51 PM EST (Updated)

The midseason break is officially over.

The new series Riverdale premieres over on The CW, while Syfy's The Magicians returns for its second season. The Arrowverse is also back in action this week after taking a few weeks off for the holidays. Flash, Supergirl, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow all return this week. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. also continues its LMD storyline, while Lucifer and Sleepy Hollow continue on Fox.

Here's our full breakdown for the week.



Supergirl (The CW), Monday, 8PM - "Supergirl Lives"

The story of a missing woman named Izzy inspires Kara to investigate, even though Snapper Carr has told her to leave the matter alone. When Kara and Mon-El check out the last place Izzy was seen, they end up thrust into a portal to another planet, where the downtrodden are sold as slaves as part of a trafficking ring run by Roulette. Meanwhile, Alex blames herself --- and her new relationship with Maggie --- for her sister's disappearance.

Supergirl | Supergirl Lives Trailer | The CW


The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Borrowing Problems From the Future"

Barry is tormented by his vision of the future where Iris is murdered by Savitar. When a criminal named Plunder shows up in Central City, Barry recalls the villain's presence in his vision of the future and fears that if he catches Plunder it will cement Iris' fate. Confused about Barry's hesitation to stop Plunder, Wally decides to step in as Kid Flash. Meanwhile, Caitlin offers Julian a job.

The Flash | Borrowing Problems From The Future Extended Trailer | The CW


Face Off (Syfy), Tuesday 9PM - "Abstract Aliens"

SEASON PREMIERE: A group of returning all-stars compete in Season 11, which begins with the artists having to incorporate green screen technology when creating unique alien creatures.

FACE OFF | Season 11 All Stars Trailer | Syfy


The Magicians (Syfy), Wednesday 9PM - "Knight of Crowns"

SEASON PREMIERE: In the aftermath of their clash with the Beast, Quentin and his friends scramble for a new plan as Season 2 gets underway. Meanwhile, Julia and the Beast strike a dangerous deal.

THE MAGICIANS | Season 2: Trailer #3 | Syfy


Gotham (Fox), Monday 8PM - "Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It"

While on the run from Gordon and Bullock, Dwight tries to revive Jerome and activates his acolytes around Gotham City. In other events, Selina's mother's intentions are revealed; and the power play between Penguin and Nygma escalates.

Gotham 3x13 Promo "Smile Like You Mean It" (HD) Season 3 Episode 13 Promo


Shadowhunters (Freeform), Monday 8PM - "Day of Wrath"

Jace awaits his trial in the City of Bones. Elsewhere, Clary fights against a demon who's terrorizing the Institute with Alec and Isabelle; Jocelyn confronts Clary with a proposition; and Raphael and Simon take their hunt for Camille to another level.

Shadowhunters 2x04 Sneak Peek "Day of Wrath" (HD) Season 2 Episode 4 Sneak Peek


Supergirl (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Supergirl Lives"

Check out our Highlights section above for more information.

Beyond (Freeform), Monday 9PM - "Fancy Meeting You Here"

Holden goes on a double date as memories of his time spent in a coma begin to flood back. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger who was also in a coma is introduced.

Beyond 1x05 Promo "Fancy Meeting You Here" (HD)


Lucifer (Fox), Monday 9PM - "Love Handles"

Lucifer and Chloe go after a masked murderer who's poisoning college students while at the same time try to adapt to their new relationship. Meanwhile, Charlotte seeks Linda's advice on a touchy subject.

Lucifer 2x12 Promo "Love Handles" (HD) Season 2 Episode 12 Promo


Scorpion (CBS), Monday 10PM - "The Hole Truth"

The team must rescue a man teetering on the edge of a massive sinkhole that threatens to destroy Los Angeles' water supply.

Scorpion - The Hole Truth (Sneak Peek 2)


Timeless (NBC), Monday 10PM - "The Murder of Jesse James"

Flynn joins forces with legendary outlaw Jesse James and the two create bloody havoc across the American Frontier. Cut to Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus, who team up with a notable marshal to bring justice to the fugitives.

Timeless 1x12 Promo "The Murder of Jesse James" (HD)


The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Borrowing Problems From the Future"

Check out our Highlights section above for more information.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Raiders of the Lost Art"

Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn try to capture Rip Hunter in 1967 and create an Aberration big enough to draw the attention of the Legends. However, when the team arrives they discover that Rip has no memories of his past due to 'time drift' and is just a graduate film student. After trying to convince Rip of who he was, they discover that he possesses an incredibly powerful artifact known as the Spear of Destiny, which the Legion of Doom is after.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow 2x09 Sneak Peek "Raiders of the Lost Art" HD Season 2 Episode 9 Sneak Peek


Face Off (Syfy), Tuesday 9PM - "Abstract Aliens"

See more in our Highlights section above.

Teen Wolf (MTV), Tuesday 9PM - "Memory Found"

Liam and Theo act as decoys while Scott, Lydia and Malia try to remember Stiles.

Teen Wolf 6x09 Promo "Memory Found" (HD) Season 6 Episode 9 Promo


Bones (Fox), Tuesday 9PM - "The Final Chapter: The Price For the Past"

Aubrey's dad resurfaces and immediately presents a moral dilemma. Meanwhile, the murder of someone from Booth and Brennan's past is investigated.

Bones 12x04 Promo "The Price for the Past" (HD)


Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Tuesday 10PM - "Wake Up"

May searches for the truth about what happened to her and Aida plans a desperate move that could put everyone in danger.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 4x11 Sneak Peek "Wake Up" (HD) Season 4 Episode 11 Sneak Peek


Arrow (The CW), Wednesday 8PM - "Who Are You?"

Oliver worries that Prometheus is right that he is truly a killer at heart, so he looks for a ray of hope and finds it in what seems to be the miraculous return of Laurel Lance. However, Felicity, still reeling from Detective Malone's murder, is bent on revenge and wants to stop Prometheus at any cost. Meanwhile, Diggle fights for his life in prison.

Arrow | Who Are You? Extended Trailer | The CW


Frequency (The CW), Wednesday 9PM - "Signal Loss"

SEASON FINALE: In the Season 1 finale, Raimy makes a startling discovery that prompts her to reach out to Frank to voice her concerns. Meanwhile, truths are revealed.

Frequency | Signal Loss Trailer | The CW
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The Magicians (Syfy), Wednesday 9PM - "Knight of Crowns"

Check out our Highlights section above for more information.

Vikings (History), Wednesday 9PM - "On the Eve"

The Viking army rampages through the English countryside while King Ecbert and Aethelwulf seek to defend of the realm.

Vikings 4x19 Promo "On the Eve" (HD) Season 4 Episode 19 Promo


Salem (WGN), Wednesday 9PM - "Black Sunday"

Survival is uncertain on the eve of Salem's demise.

WGN America's Salem 310 "Black Sunday": Series Finale


Incorporated (Syfy), Wednesday 10PM - "Burning Platform; Golden Parachute"

Ben's ongoing investigation leads to a shock; Laura's child patient reveals some sobering facts; and Elizabeth and Julian put their bold plan against Inazagi in motion in the first half of this combined Season 1 finale. In the second half, a thief is discovered; a killer is hunted down; Elizabeth and Laura deal with the fate of the clinic; and Theo makes his way inside the wall.

Incorporated 1x09 Promo "Burning Platform" (HD)


Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "First Blood"

After being arrested for the attempted assassination of the President of the United States, Sam and Dean must find a way out of an underground, government-run, detention facility in the middle of nowhere. Determined to find her sons, Mary and Castiel seek assistance from an unlikely source.

Supernatural | First Blood Extended Trailer | The CW


Riverdale (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "Chapter One: The River's Edge"

SERIES PREMIERE: Premiere of a drama based on characters from the Archie comic book series is set in Riverdale, where aspiring musician Archie deals with life, love and high school.

Riverdale | Stranger Trailer | The CW


Colony (USA), Thursday 10PM - "Sublimation"

Will, Devon and Charlie try to journey home; Katie, who fears the worst, says goodbye to her daughter; Bram makes friends at camp; and Maddie finds a new project.

Colony 2x03 Promo "Sublimation" (HD)


Grimm (NBC), Friday 8PM - "El Cuegle"

Nick, Hank and Wu investigate a terrifying clairvoyant Wesen who has his eyes set on terrorizing a young family; Capt. Renard is left reeling from the appearance of an unexpected guest; Diana has some interesting news for Monroe and Rosalee; and Eve returns to the catacombs beneath Nick's loft to search for answers to her bizarre visions and side effects from being healed by the mysterious stick.

Grimm 6x04 Promo "El Cuegle" (HD) Season 6 Episode 4 Promo


The Vampire Diaries (The CW), Friday 8PM - "Nostalgia's a Bitch"

Sybil enacts revenge on Damon by putting him in a catatonic state. Caroline and Bonnie enter Damon's mind and run into familiar faces from the past, only to discover Stefan is the key to Damon's fate. Meanwhile, Sybil and her sister, Seline, jockey for control of the bell.

The Vampire Diaries | Nostalgia's a Bitch Trailer | The CW


Emerald City (NBC), Friday 9PM - "Everybody Lies"

West interrogates Dorothy using some enchanted methods. Meanwhile, the Wizard seeks help from the Kingdom of Ev as he plans the construction of a weapons arsenal; and Lucas may recover his memories thanks to an old acquaintance.

Emerald City 1x05 Promo "Everybody Lies" (HD)


Sleepy Hollow (Fox), Friday 9PM - "The People v. Ichabod Crane"

Washington, D.C. is menaced by a monster that haunts its victims with their painful memories and experiences, forcing the team to look for salvation in their own weaknesses. Meanwhile, Jenny forges an unlikely alliance that could save the planet.

Sleepy Hollow 4x04 Promo "The People vs. Ichabod Crane" (HD)


Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday 9PM - "Extra Pulses: Los Coches Adobe"

In an enhanced episode, a former brothel in Soledad, CA is investigated. When Jay encounters a shadow figure and goes into a panic, the rest of the team rush in to rescue him from the malevolent spirits.



Black Sails, Sunday 9PM - "XXIX"

SEASON PREMIERE. The final season of Black Sails begins.

Black Sails | Season 4 Official Trailer | STARZ


Elementary (CBS), Sunday, 9PM - "Over a Barrel"

A kidnapper threatens to start executing his hostages, including Joan, unless Sherlock finds the person responsible for his son's death within the next 16 hours, when the statute of limitations on the crime runs out.