TV THIS WEEK: Game of Thrones returns, Supergirl's finale, and more!

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Apr 18, 2016, 6:14 PM EDT

We're still in the middle of an interesting midseason shuffle. Shows from the fall are departing, and shows from the spring are arriving, but there's obviously one big story this week: the return of Game of Thrones, and the answers it hopefully brings. Plus, Supergirl ends its first season, 12 Monkeys returns, and more!

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


Supergirl (CBS) Monday, 8 p.m. - "Better Angels"

Season finale! - This week, we come to the end of the first season of Supergirl in an uncertain position, because we still don't know if the show will emerge with Season 2. After a debut that brought in nearly 13 million live viewers, the acclaimed series slipped into a zone of around 7 million live viewers weekly, which isn't bad at all, but it has meant CBS seems to be holding off on a renewal decision. Does that mean the show's in danger? I really doubt it. It's still performing well, and it brings a younger audience to a network that often skews older. We'll probably see a Season 2 announcement in the weeks and months to come. In the meantime, get ready for Kara to risk her life to save the whole planet. Check out a preview below.


12 Monkeys (Syfy) Monday, 9 p.m. - "Year of the Monkey"

Season premiere! - Last year, 12 Monkeys went from a "Could this actually work?" remake to one of the most acclaimed genre shows on TV, charming critics and viewers alike with its ambitious take on the classic time-travel story. Now we get to ask another crucial question of this series: Can a serialized drama adapted from a feature film continue to sustain its storytelling into a second year? Early reviews are good and hopes are high, so let's find out. Check out a preview below.


Containment (CW) Tuesday, 9 p.m. - "Pilot"

Series premiere! - The CW's had a lot of success with genre dramas over the past few years, from Arrow to The Vampire Diaries, and now they're trying their hand at the classic outbreak scenario with Containment, an adaptation of a Belgian series by Vampire Diaries and The Originals writer Julie Plec and The Flash director David Nutter. The series focuses on an outbreak in Atlanta and the quarantine drama that follows, and while that's certainly well-trod territory, this creative team just might find something fresh there. Check out a preview below.


Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) Sunday, 9 p.m. - "Ouroboros"

Fear the Walking Dead doesn't have quite the audience boom that its parent series does, but that doesn't mean AMC isn't satisfied with it. After delivering nearly 9 million total viewers (5 million of them in the key 18-49 demo) with its Season 2 premiere, the drama was renewed for a third year by AMC, and given a boosted episode order of 16 for Season 3. Plus, Chris Hardwick will return to host Talking Dead following every episode. It doesn't have the same critical and commerical oomph of its predecessor, but Fear is the second-most-watched cable show of the year right now (behind, you guessed it, The Walking Dead), so AMC wants to keep it around. Check out a preview of this week's episode below.


Game of Thrones (HBO) Sunday, 9 p.m. - "The Red Woman"

Season premiere! - At long last, we get to return to Westeros this Sunday with an episode so secretive that even TV critics aren't getting an early look at it. Last season left us with plenty of questions. Where does the real power in the North lie now? What will Sansa do to reclaim her agency? What will happen to Arya? How will the Lannisters and Tyrells recover their influence in King's Landing? Where is Daenerys headed next? And, most importantly, what's going on with Jon Snow? I doubt that all will be revealed in one episode, but we're finally getting at least a few answers, and HBO will probably get a hefty ratings boost along the way. Check out a preview of the season below.



Supergirl (CBS) 8 p.m. - "Better Angels"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Gotham (FOX) 8 p.m. - "Wrath of the Villains: Pinewood"

Barbara tries to make things right with Gordon; Hugo Strange disrupts Bruce and Alfred's attempt to track down Thomas Wayne's friend from Project Chimera.


Scorpion (CBS) 9 p.m. - "Chernobyl Intentions"

In Chernobyl, Sylvester and Paige become trapped inside a decaying nuclear reactor that the team is trying to repair before a tragic meltdown.

Lucifer (FOX) 9 p.m. - "Team Lucifer"

The investigation into the death of a woman whose body was left on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and twisted into the shape of a pentagram leads the team into the world of Satanists, where their preconceived notions are challenged.


Bates Motel (A&E) 9 p.m. - "The Vault"

Norman uncovers painful truths as his therapy progresses; Norma works to prevent a secret from being revealed; Romero assists an old friend despite the risk to his career.

12 Monkeys (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Year of the Monkey"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Damien (A&E) 10 p.m. - "Abattoir"

Damien receives unexpected assistance; Shay locates Damien's old friend; a mysterious figure enlists Simone's help; Rutledge offers Damien something he truly desires.

Hunters (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Messages"

Flynn and the ETU investigate violent attacks on U.S. soil, and discover the Hunters are working with human collaborators.


Bitten (Syfy) 11 p.m. - "Shock the System"

When Elena tries to comfort a grieving Sasha, they get lured into the woods and are taken prisoner by the Albino; Jeremy wages psychological warfare against his captor; Clay, Nick and Alexei race to save a new Alpha.


The Flash (CW) 8 p.m. - "Versus Zoom"

Barry wants to use a tachyon device to open the breaches in a plan to catch Zoom; Hunter Zoloman's past on Earth-2 is revealed.


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

Agent Daisy Johnson brings the Secret Warriors together for a mission that will affect them all; knowledge of Hive's powers has S.H.I.E.L.D. mistrusting everyone.


Containment (CW) 9 p.m. - "Pilot"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Stitchers (Freeform) 10 p.m. - "Midnight Stitcher"

A woman who fell to her death is found with a note that intrigues Kirsten; a stitch reveals the victim was brainwashed to kill a movie director; Camille has an unexpected reunion with Liam.

Limitless (CBS) 10 p.m. - "Finale: Part One"

The FBI and the Department of Justice race to find the lab producing NZT as the drug floods the streets of New York City, threatening to become a national epidemic.



Wednesday is, for the first time in a long time, quiet this week. So, time to clear out that DVR or catch up on Daredevil Season 2.


The Powerpuff Girls (TOON) 6 p.m. - "The Wrinklegruff Gals"

A potion to make them older backfires, and the Powerpuff Girls become senior citizens.


Teen Titans Go! (TOON) 6:30 p.m. - "Bottle Episode"

After they are trapped in a giant bottle in their living room, the Titans reminisce to pass the time.

Legends of Tomorrow (CW) 8 p.m. - "Last Refuge"

A deadly assassin called the Pilgrim wants to wipe the Legends from the timeline by killing the heroes' younger selves before they become powerful.


The 100 (CW) 9 p.m. - "Demons"

Jaha makes his way back to Polis; a surprise encounter awaits Murphy; Octavia discovers a clue.


Orphan Black  (BBC) 10 p.m. - "Transgressive Border Crossing"

Sarah returns home to track down a new ally, following breadcrumbs to uncover the next facet of Neolution's agenda.


Archer (FX) 10 p.m. - "Motherless Child"

Archer must help a mysterious stranger find his birth mother.


The Vampire Diaries (CW) 8 p.m. - "Somebody That I Used to Know"

Rayna may be the key to Bonnie's survival after Enzo's efforts to protect her end up putting her life in danger; Stefan faces Alaric and tensions escalate.


Grimm (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Good to the Bone"

The discovery of a dead man's body that doesn't have any bones leads Nick and Hank to a gruesome family arrangement.


Wynonna Earp (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "The Blade"

Wynonna and Dolls try to stop an invisible assailant killing Purgatory residents.



Adventure Time (TOON) 7 p.m. - "I Am a Sword"

When Finn begins having nightmares about his missing Finn Sword, he wonders if they are actually real.


Outlander (Starz) 9 p.m. - "Useful Occupations and Deceptions"

While Jamie spends all of his time wading through politics, Claire finds solace in healing; the past threatens to derail the couple's plans.



Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8 p.m. - "Sisters"

No synopsis available.

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) 9 p.m. - "Ouroboros"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Game of Thrones (HBO) 9 p.m. - "The Red Woman"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

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

Todd considers doing a favor for Tandy and Carol; Gail's drinking becomes an issue.


Elementary (CBS) 10 p.m. - "Turn It Upside Down"

Sherlock's father is implicated when one of his employees is murdered under the guise of a robbery.


(Episode synopses via Zap2It)