TV THIS WEEK: Into the Badlands premieres, Phineas and Ferb return, and more!

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Nov 12, 2015, 1:12 AM EST (Updated)

Well, we're knocking on the door of that marvelous time known as November Sweeps, when shows try their best to impress as many viewers as possible and ensure that they'll stick around, but that's not all that's happening this week. We've also got a new martial arts action show, the return of Phineas and Ferb, a confrontation with Zoom on The Flash, and more.

Check out the week in TV below. What's on your watchlist?


Phineas and Ferb (Disney XD) Monday, 8 p.m. - "The O.W.C.A. Files"

Special! - Sci-fi cartoon phenomenon Phineas and Ferb has, technically, ended its run, but that doesn't mean it's ready to completely fade away just yet. This week, the show returns, sort of, with this special, focusing on agents from the Organization Without a Cool Acronym. It's hard to tell whether this will lead to more spinoff fun, but Phineas and Ferb is clearly not out of steam yet, so who knows? Check out a preview below.

The Flash (CW) Tuesday, 8 p.m. - "Enter Zoom"

The Flash still hasn't stopped delivering the fun when it comes to bringing us crazy comic-book-driven villains. Last year we got everyone from Weather Wizard to Gorilla Grodd, and this year Barry Allen is, so far, consumed with the encroaching villain known as Zoom. Zoom is certainly one of the most terrifying-looking villains the show has seen yet, and this week it seems we might finally see a full-blown confrontation with him. Check out a preview below.

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) Thursday, 9 p.m. - "The Art of War"

Heading into this fall season of TV, one of the big ongoing questions was Sleepy Hollow, a show that was struggling with ratings and hoping to re-invent with more self-contained stories going forward. So, how's the more self-contained Season 3 going? It depends on who you ask. The show still has its fans, and many of those fans are positively rabid, but overall the series is not doing so well. The show opened with fewer than 3.5 million live viewers this season, hitting an all-time low for live viewers, and it only got worse from there. Though the show's crossover with Bones provided a significant boost, two episodes of Season 3 so far have picked up fewer than 3 million live viewers, and another just barely crossed that threshhold. That doesn't mean the show is doomed, because there are plenty of other numbers to consider, but at the moment it's very clear that Sleepy Hollow is still struggling.

Z Nation (Syfy) Friday, 10 p.m. - "We are Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon"

A few days ago, Syfy [Blastr's corporate parent - Ed.] picked up Z Nation for a third season of undead mayhem, and it's not hard to see why. Though ratings have slipped slightly from last season, the show is still hovering around 1 million live viewers late on a Friday night (a time when it's not exactly easy to get people to watch your basic cable show), and according to reports stemming from the renewal, it's getting a massive amount of social media attention. So Z Nation will carry on into Season 3, and we'll be along for the ride.

Into the Badlands (AMC) Sunday, 10 p.m. - "The Fort"

Season premiere! - AMC has already conquered genre TV thanks to hits like The Walking Dead, but this Sunday they'll take a new step in that direction with this series, which takes place in a fuedal landscape free of guns but full of intrigue and opportunities to pull off incredible martial arts moves. As a kung-fu movie fan, I can't wait for this one. Check out a preview below.


Supergirl (CBS) 8 p.m. - "Fight or Flight"

An enemy of Superman named Reactron targets Supergirl, testing her powers; Cat plans to run a revealing article on Supergirl.

Gotham (FOX) 8 p.m. - "Rise of the Villains: Tonight's the Night"

Galavan asks Barbara to go after Jim Gordon; Barnes and Bullock track Barbara; Nygma has an encounter with a familiar face.

Phineas and Ferb (Disney XD) 8 p.m. - "The O.W.C.A. Files"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Scorpion (CBS) 9 p.m. - "Area 51"

The members of Team Scorpion take a lucrative job locating a top-secret aircraft in Area 51 for the CIA.


The Flash (CW) 8 p.m. - "Enter Zoom"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

The Muppets (ABC) 8 p.m. - "Pig's in a Blackout"

Kermit is forced to go on a yoga retreat, where he runs into a stressed-out Jason Bateman; things go from bad to worse when Scooter is left in charge of the show.

iZombie (CW) 9 p.m. - "Max Wager"

During an investigation into a gambler's murder, Liv crosses paths with a dangerous man; Babineaux and Liv question NBA Hall of Famer Calvin Owens (Rick Fox); Blaine's father (Robert Knepper) makes a significant discovery; Ravi must deliver bad news.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 9 p.m. - "Chaos Theory"

No synopsis available.

Scream Queens (FOX) 9 p.m. - "Mommie Dearest"

Grace learns more about Chanel when they collaborate on researching KKT's past; Dean Munsch becomes a target; a figure from the past makes a shocking return.

Limitless (CBS) 10 p.m. - "When Pirates Pirate Pirates"

Brian and Rebecca work to clear Naz's name when she is accused of funding terrorism; Naz's daughter reveals a family secret.

Manhattan (WGN) 9 p.m. - "The World of Tomorrow"

Frank tries to navigate his new place on The Hill.


Arrow (CW) 8 p.m. - "Lost Souls"

Felicity learns that Ray (Brandon Routh) is alive and is being held captive by Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough); effects of the Lazarus Pit could jeopardize the mission to rescue Ray.

Hellevator (GSN) 8 p.m. - "Murder Castle"

The hotel designed by America's first serial killer, Dr. H.H. Holmes.

Supernatural (CW) 9 p.m. - "Our Little World"

Castiel asks Metatron to help stop the Darkness, but Metatron is happy with his new life and reluctant to assist; Crowley's hold on Amara loosens.

Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Rockets Red Scare"

Investigating the renowned USS Constitution in Boston; re-enactors at Old Fort Harrod State Park have encountered spirits of early settlers.

Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD) 9:30 p.m. - "Wings of the Master"

Hera goes on a dangerous mission to acquire a new ship, the B-Wing.

Paranormal Witness (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Beneath the Rock"

No military training could prepare eight U.S. Marines for the ghostly enemy they encountered at an outpost in Afghanistan.

American Horror Story: Hotel (FX) 10 p.m. - "Room 33"

Ramona and Donovan enact their plan for revenge; Liz Taylor finds true love; the resident of Room 33 is revealed.

South Park (Comedy) 10 p.m. - "Naughty Ninjas"

South Park's citizens decide they no longer need a police force.

Moonbeam City (Comedy) 10:30 p.m. - "Cop Con"

The Moonbeam Police Department gathers at the annual Cop Con blowout; old passions are re-ignited between Dazzle and Pizzaz; all the cops are off the street so the city's gang members are left to police themselves.


Teen Titans Go! (TOON) 6 p.m. - "BBB Day!"

It's Beast Boy's birthday.

Heroes Reborn (NBC) 8 p.m. - "Sundae, Bloody Sundae"

Noah seeks out Tommy in order to put him on the path to stop a catastrophic event; Taylor's discoveries lead to her capture; Erica's race to finalize her plans intensifies.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 8 p.m. - "Best Served Cold"

Lily hosts a dinner to introduce her past love, Julian, to Damon and Stefan, and to declare peace between her family and the residents of Mystic Falls; Matt and Bonnie uncover a mystery; Alaric reaches his breaking point.

The Originals (CW) 9 p.m. - "Beautiful Mistake"

Elijah and Freya do whatever it takes to protect Rebekah; Klaus tries to determine where Aurora's loyalties lie; Hayley and Marcel make a disturbing discovery; Detective Kinney (Jason Dohring) fights for his life.

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 9 p.m. - "The Art of War"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Elementary (CBS) 10 p.m. - "Evidence of Things Not Seen"

When Morland offers to help get Joan and Sherlock reinstated as consultants to the NYPD, Sherlock questions his father's motives; Joan works with the FBI during the investigation of a triple homicide.

Haven (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Just Passing Through"

Nathan and Vince travel back to 1983 to learn how Croatoan found a way into Haven; Duke is apprehended by a mysterious foe.


Grimm (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Lost Boys"

Rosalee disappears after some orphans decide she is the mother figure they always wanted; an encounter with a former colleague prompts Adalind to consider going back to work.

Z Nation (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon"

Read more in our Highlight section above.


Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) 8 p.m. - "The Labrys"

Carlo attempts to program Leo to become one with the Labyrinth; Leo's escape into an alternate reality threatens both his mind and his life.

Doctor Who (BBC) 9 p.m. - "Sleep No More"

This terrifying story is assembled from footage discovered in the wreckage of Le Verrier Space Station.

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) 9 p.m. - "Books From Beyond"

A mysterious woman finds the destruction at Kelly's parents' farm; Ash, Pablo and Kelly's quest with the Necronomicon continues; Fisher finds herself in another scary situation.

Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD) 9:30 p.m. - "Hitchin' a Ride"

Groot becomes infected by a super-evolved Venom Symbiote and Rocket goes to great lengths to save him.

The Returned (Sundance) 10 p.m. - "Morgane"

When Julie starts feeling out of place, she decides to leave the Domain; Camille grows closer to Virgil, a mysterious young Returnee.


The Librarians (TNT) 8 p.m. - "And the Cost of Education"

When students begin disappearing at Wexler College, the librarians head out to investigate; Cassandra gets an offer that is difficult to turn down.

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8 p.m. - "Birth" and "The Bear King"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Agent X (TNT) 9 p.m. - "Back In Your Arms"

John breaks the protocol of the Agent X Brotherhood to protect his former lover; Natalie, Malcolm and Judge Thorne work to unmask members of a conspiracy.

The Walking Dead (AMC) 9 p.m. - "Always Accountable"

Daryl, Abraham and Sasha encounter many obstacles and a new threat while trying to return to Alexandria.

The Leftovers (HBO) 9 p.m. - "A Most Powerful Adversary"

Nora gives Kevin and Jill some news; Kevin explores his options to tackle a problem; Jill goes on a solo adventure; Laurie makes a rash decision.

The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 9:30 p.m. - "Baby Steps"

Re-populating the Earth turns into a prevalent topic of conversation among the survivors in Malibu, Calif.

Into the Badlands (AMC) 10 p.m. - "The Fort"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

CSI: Cyber (CBS) 10:30 p.m. - "Corrupted Memory"

A woman is murdered during a video chat with her parents, and the only witness to the crime is an agoraphobic neighbor (Matt Lanter) who has PTSD.


(Episode synopses via Zap2It)