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TV THIS WEEK: The Super Bowl (commercials), new Flash, Deadly Class, The Passage and more

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Jan 28, 2019

The big story on TV this week isn't exactly genre, but it should still be of interest for fans for another reason — the commercials. The Super Bowl is played this Sunday, and even if you're not pumped to find out who wins between the Patriots and Rams, the event should be loaded with teaser trailers and commercials for geeky stuff galore.

There's no official list, but we can make some guesses. Odds are solid we'll see footage from films like Shazam!, Aladdin, Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, or Dark Phoenix. Outside of those, the commercials are typically full of high-concept, genre-friendly stuff anyway, so be sure to keep an eye out between all the football.

Aside from the Super Bowl, there's also plenty of new stuff this week. Arrow and The Flash are both new; Fox's The Passage and Gotham are fresh; SYFY has Deadly Class and The Magicians; and NBC has a new installment of twisty mystery Manifest. Plus a whole lot more, from alien romance immigration dramas (looking at you, Roswell, New Mexico), to the next flight of The Orville.

Check out our full rundown below and let us know what you'll be watching.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Passage (Fox), Monday 9PM - "That Should Never Have Happened to You"

Brad strikes a deal with Sykes and Richards to stay with Amy at Project NOAH, as they begin to test the virus on her. Upon learning the harsh truth regarding the state of inmates in 4B, Brad forms an alliance to get more information. Meanwhile, Babcock sheds light on her past.

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Memorabilia"

Sherloque wants to use a memory machine on Barry and Nora to help gain access to Grace's memories, but Nora panics, fearing her parents will find out the secrets she's been keeping from them. Nora secretly decides to use the machine on her own which ends in disaster after she gets trapped inside Grace's mind. Barry and Iris go in after their daughter and Iris is brokenhearted by what she finds. Meanwhile, Ralph tricks Cisco into going out for a night out on the town.

Deadly Class (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "Snake Pit"

Marcus navigates a prank war between the Rats and Legacies, as everyone prepares for the big dance.

Gotham (Fox), Thursday  8PM - "Pena Dura"

A military task force, led by Eduardo Dorrance, is called in to provide relief to Gotham. Meanwhile, Nygma looks for answers from Penguin, who leads him back to Hugo Strange. Then, Bruce is concerned about Selina's recent behavior.

Super Bowl LIII (CBS), Sunday 6:30PM - "New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams"

New England faces Los Angeles in the 2019 Super Bowl. This is the Rams' first Super Bowl since 2002, when 24-year-old quarterback Tom Brady stunned the favored St. Louis team for a 20-17 win and the first of five Patriots' Super Bowl titles.


MONDAY

Arrow (The CW), Monday 8PM - "Past Sins"

The past comes back to haunt both Oliver and Laurel. Curtis is upset when he discovers that Diggle and Lyla have restarted the Ghost Initiative with Diaz, China White, Kane Wolfman and Carrie Cutter.

Black Lightning (The CW), Monday 9PM - "The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son"

Jefferson suspects that Tobias is behind a recent malicious attack. He brings this news to Henderson but doesn't get the answer he was looking for. Meanwhile, Lynn is confronted by her past.

The Passage (Fox), Monday 9PM - "That Should Never Have Happened to You"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Manifest (NBC), Monday 10PM - "Cleared for Approach"

Michaela digs deeper into her connection with a mysterious stranger, while still reeling from the outcome of Cal's calling. After a close call with Major's henchmen, Ben finds himself facing a terrifying new threat that is growing exponentially. Meanwhile, Saanvi has new data to mine, and she's more than happy to dig into it until the threat arrives at her doorstep as well.


TUESDAY

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday 8PM - "Memorabilia"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Roswell, New Mexico (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "Tearin' Up My Heart"

After uncovering some unsettling information about Max, Liz runs a series of tests to see what his powers may be capable of. Michael and Isobel take matters into their own hands after learning that Liz may be getting too close to Max. Liz enlists Maria's help as she goes on a scavenger hunt across Roswell to uncover more about Rosa's final days.

Project Blue Book (History), Tuesday 10PM - "Operation Paperclip"

Quinn and Hynek are lead into a secret program involving the Operation Paperclip.


WEDNESDAY

Riverdale (The CW), Wednesday, 8PM - "Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia"

After one of their own becomes the target of an unseen assailant, the gang works together to get to the bottom of Riverdale's latest mystery. Meanwhile, Betty works with a surprising ally to piece together clues about a series of deaths in the town.

The Magicians (SYFY), Wednesday 9PM - "Lost, Found, ….Ed"

Dean Fogg gets a new suit.

Vikings (History), Wednesday 9PM - "Ragnarok"

SEASON FINALE: A new battle for Kattegat is on and only the gods know who will emerge victorious.

Deadly Class (SYFY), Wednesday 10PM - "Snake Pit"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


THURSDAY

Gotham (Fox), Thursday  8PM - "Pena Dura"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Siren (Freeform), Thursday 8PM - "The Wolf at the Door"

Ben, Maddie, and Ryn desperately try and keep the newly arrived mermaid pack hidden during the town's Mermaid Beauty Contest; and Elaine grows more suspicious of Helen.

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday 8PM - "Prophet and Loss"

Sam and Dean must figure out how to stop the bloodshed when Donatello, who, in his current condition, is inadvertently scrambling the order of future prophets. Nick comes face-to-face with his past.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8PM - "The Meteorite Manifestation"

Sheldon is thrilled to help Bernadette and Wolowitz navigate bureaucratic paperwork, until he discovers they are breaking the law. Also, Leonard is disappointed when his friends exclude him from a scientific project.

Legacies (The CW), Thursday 9PM - "What Was Hope Doing in Your Dreams?"

During a stressful week of exams, Hope, Rafael, Landon and MG's attempts to study get thwarted by the arrival of a new monster who feeds off their worst fears. Meanwhile, Hope struggles with a secret she's been keeping from Landon.

The Dead Files (Travel), Thursday 9PM - "Revealed: The Dark One - Abilene, Tx"

In an enhanced episode, Steve and Amy investigate disturbing reports of vicious paranormal activity at an Air Force veteran's home in Abilene, TX. As Steve unearths the property's disastrous history as a Native American war zone.

The Orville (Fox), Thursday 9PM - "A Happy Refrain"

The Orville crew is surprised when Claire's personal life takes an unexpected turn, and Gordon makes an unusual grooming suggestion to Bortus.


FRIDAY

Ancient Aliens: Declassified (History), Friday 8PM - "The Alien Legacy"

Features discussions and evidences that could lead to the truth about the existence of aliens

Blindspot (NBC), Friday 8PM - "Careless Whisper"

An author's obsession with the team puts them in the cross hairs of a deadly killer.

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Father + Bride+ Betrayal"

An international crime boss offers Matty a deal she can't refuse: he'll surrender himself into her custody if he's allowed to return to the U.S. to watch his daughter walk down the aisle. MacGyver and team crash the wedding to ensure the crime lord doesn't run, only to discover they're not the only ones lying in wait at the event.

Ancient Aliens: Declassified (History), Friday 10PM - "The New Evidence"

Features discussions and evidences that could lead to the truth about the existence of aliens.


SATURDAY

Planet Earth: Dynasties (BBC America, AMC), Saturday 9PM - "Tigers"

A tigress must protect her cubs while battling rivals who want to steal her lands


SUNDAY

Super Bowl LIII (CBS), Sunday 6:30PM - "New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Counterpart (Starz), Sunday 8PM - "In From the Cold"

Howard Prime and Emily work together to figure out Indigo's plans; Clare and Quayle consider their future; Howard must face the truth about his wife.

*TV listing information via TV Guide and Zap2it.

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