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TV THIS WEEK: Elena vamps out on Vampire Diaries, George Lucas and more!

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Mar 11, 2013, 10:02 AM EDT

Things come to a head as Elena embraces her inner Ripper on The Vampire Diaries, Vincent worries about letting his beast out when he gets romantic with Cat on Beauty & The Beast, and George Lucas … yes, that George Lucas … visits his robo-jockey daughter on Robot Combat League.

Also this week, Kiera and Carlos hunt for bomb-making material on Continuum, Sally eats a mouse on Being Human, Bo joins a scavenger hunt on Lost Girl, Egyptian mummies get the Evil Dead treatment on Face Off, Howard gets a letter from his father on The Big Bang Theory, Reese heads to Atlantic City to save his latest Person of Interest, Joan takes on her own case on Elementary, Archer and Lana pretend to be newlyweds on Archer, The Wizards of Waverly Place returns with a new movie called The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex, Jeff meets a deprogrammer on Cult, bank-robbing Wesen become a problem for Nick on Grimm, Jake comes face to face with that nasty piece of work, Guillermo, on Touch, Regina wants revenge on Once Upon a Time, and Andrea realizes the Governor is one crazy dude on The Walking Dead.

Here's what we have to look forward to this week on sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal TV.

Monday, March 11

Continuum (Syfy) 8 p.m. - “Family Time”

Kiera and Carlos head to Roland's farm to look into a large purchase of fertilizer used in explosives and end up in a tense standoff.

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Being Human (Syfy) 9 p.m. - “Of Mice and Wolfmen”

Sally starts craving human flesh, Josh meets an old hippie werewolf, and Aidan contracts the virus.

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Lost Girl (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “Fae-ge Against the Machine”

A night off for Bo turns complicated when she has to join a scavenger hunt in lawless Dark Fae territory.

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Tuesday, March 12

Face Off (Syfy) 9 p.m. - “Mummy Mayhem”

It's down to the final five as the makeup artists are tasked with making an Egyptian mummy a la The Evil Dead remake starring Jane Levy.

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Robot Combat League (Syfy) 9 p.m. - “A Hero's Journey”

George Lucas alert! The great one makes a surprise visit to his daughter, Amanda Lucas, a robo-jockey contestant on the show.

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Other Tuesday shows of interest:

On the Science Channel's Alien Encounters (10 p.m.), a hypothetical encounter with an alien mother ship is examined in “The Offspring.”

Wednesday, March 13

Haunted Collector (Syfy) 9 p.m. - “Cigar Bar Spirits / Child's Play”

The team digs into paranormal activity at a Boston cigar bar and a Victorian home in upstate New York to find haunted objects.

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Stranded (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “West Virginia State Penitentiary”

Three people spend a week in the abandoned and supposedly haunted West Virginia Penitentiary.

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Other Wednesday shows of interest:

On ABC's The Neighbors (8:30 p.m.), Larry decides to create his own musical after seeing a Broadway show in “Sing Like a Larry Bird.”

Thursday, March 14

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8 p.m. - “The Closet Reconfiguration”

Howard finds a letter from his father that was written to him when he was a teenager. Elsewhere, Leonard and Penny decide to have a cocktail party for grownups.

The Vampire Diaries (The CW) 8 p.m. - “Bring It On”

Stefan and Damon are challenged to try and keep the new humanity-free Elena reined in when she returns to high school and joins the cheerleading squad. Meanwhile, Klaus uses Hayley in the hunt for information.

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Person of Interest (CBS) 9 p.m. - “All In”

It's a trip to Atlantic City for Reese when he has to try to protect the unluckiest gambler on earth.

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Beauty & The Beast (The CW) 9 p.m. - “Any Means Possible”

Heroes' Sendhil Ramamurthy joins the cast as new Assistant District Attorney Gabe Lowan, and his first priority is catching the vigilante. Meanwhile, Vincent worries he'll lose control if he and Cat get hot and heavy.

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Elementary (CBS) 10 p.m. - “Deja Vu All Over Again”

Joan takes on her first solo case when a woman disappears after leaving her husband a breakup video. Meanwhile, Sherlock is intrigued by a subway murder.

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Archer (FX) 10 p.m. - “The Honeymooners

Archer and Lana pose as honeymooners on a mission to stop the sale of enriched uranium.

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Other Thursday shows of interest:

On AMC's Comic Book Men (9 p.m.), Ming buys nostalgic memorabilia in “Stash Wars.”

Friday, March 15

The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex (Disney) 8 p.m.

In this new Wizards of Waverly Place original movie, it's good Alex vs. bad Alex. While on a trip to Italy with her family, evil Alex falls under the spell of a devious wizard who wants to take over the world.

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Cult (The CW) 9 p.m. - “Get With the Program”

Jeff and Skye meet a man who finds and deprograms cult members. Meanwhile, E.J. discovers an IP address that might lead to Nate.

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Grimm (NBC) 9 p.m. - “Natural Born Wesen”

Sure, there's a new case involving bank-robbing Wesen using their true natures as their disguises during their crimes and the Wesen code of honor. However what we really want to know is what the heck is going to happen between Nick, Juliette and Renard.

Here's a look:

Touch (Fox) 9 p.m. - “Ghosts”

Keith David alert! The Cape's Keith David guest-stars as a grizzled ex-Navy SEAL who may be able to help Martin and Jake. Later, Jake becomes trapped with Guillermo in a building after a storm knocks out the lights.

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Other Friday shows of interest:

On Starz' Spartacus: War of the Damned (9 p.m.), Spartacus and Crixus clash over how to save their forces who are trapped at a snowbound ridge in “Mors Indecepta.” On the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures (9 p.m.), it's a clip show involving previous investigations with Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil and UFC fighter Brendan Schaub. And on the channel's The Dead Files (10 p.m.), Amy and Steve probe a home in Browns Summit, N.C., where Amy runs into a dog-like apparition in “The Beast – Browns Summit, North Carolina.”

Saturday, March 16

My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera (Bio) 10 p.m.

People whose ghost stories have been caught on camera include two women who believe they've met the spirit of serial killer Lavinia Fisher, disembodied voices save a baby's life, a ghost torments a policeman's dog, and a woman believes her dead husband might still be around.

Other Saturday shows of interest:

On the Cartoon Network there are new episodes of Ben 10: Omniverse (9 a.m.), Green Lantern: The Animated Series (10 a.m.) and Young Justice: Invasion (10:30 a.m.).

Sunday, March 17

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8 p.m. - “Welcome to Storybrooke”

Now that Snow White has killed you know who, Regina is hell-bent on getting revenge. As if she was in a good mood otherwise.

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The Walking Dead (AMC) 9 p.m. - “Prey”

While the Governor is away hunting down a runaway deserter, Andrea plots to deal with him once and for all.

Talking Dead follows the episode, with Chris Hardwick leading the discussion about “Prey”.

Here's a preview of “Prey”:

Other Sunday shows of interest:

On Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot (10 p.m.), the team returns to Oregon with hopes they can capture a Bigfoot in “Virgin Sasquatch.” And in Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence (9 p.m.), it's an enhanced episode of the team's trip to the island of Sumatra in Indonesia in “Indonesia's Little Bigfoot.”

What are you going to watch?