TV THIS WEEK: Grimm returns, Cult moves to Fridays and more

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Mar 4, 2013, 10:20 AM EST

Fridays just got a whole lot more crowded this week with Grimm's midseason return and Cult's sudden move to the busy night in the 9 p.m. timeslot, with both of them competing against Fox's Touch.

Also this week, Kiera digs into murders that may involve a video game company on Continuum, Sally begins to decompose on Being Human, Bo has to face demons on Lost Girl, the makeup artists face a double elimination on Face Off, Haunted Collector premieres its third season, Raj gets ready for a date on The Big Bang Theory, a killer storm traps Reese and Finch on Person of Interest, Archer tries to hunt down a lovely coyote on Archer, Morgana's hold on Gwen is discovered on Merlin, Syfy embraces the killer Flying Monkeys of it all, Rose McGowan guest stars on Once Upon a Time, and Rick and the Governor consider peace on The Walking Dead. Zero Hour has been canceled by ABC and pulled from the schedule.

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

Monday, March 4

Continuum (Syfy) 8 p.m. - “Playtime”

Kiera and Carlos investigate two murder-suicides that happen on the same day and appear to have one connection, a video game company that might be developing more than just video games.

Here's a sneak peek:

Being Human (Syfy) 9 p.m. - “Your Body Is a Condemned Wonderland”

Josh pops the big question to Nora, Sally's has issues with her body, and Liam kidnaps Aidan.

Here's a promo:

Lost Girl (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “There's Bo Place Like Home”

Bo heads home to the farm with Kenzi where she finds herself facing demons both familiar and new.

Here's a preview:

Other Monday shows of interest:

On Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence has a double header (8 and 9 p.m.), with enhanced episodes. First up a trip to Washington state in “Squatch Spies.”

Tuesday, March 5

Face Off (Syfy) 9 p.m. - “It's Better in the Dark”

It's a double elimination as the remaining makeup artists must create an original glow in the dark creature.

Here's a sneak peek:

Robot Combat League (Syfy) 9 p.m. - “Blood, Sweat and Gears”

The robot combatants and their humans face off in another round.

Here's a promo:

Other Tuesday shows of interest:

On the season two premiere of the Science Channel's Alien Encounters (10 p.m.), it's a look at what might happen if Earth faced an alien invasion from space in “The Invasion.”

Wednesday, March 6

Haunted Collector (Syfy) 9 p.m. - “Farm Stalker, Echo Club Spirits”

Season three premiere! The team heads to a horse farm in Montgomery, NY to help the owner with a haunting problem.

Here's a promo:

Stranded (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “Seaview Terrace”

Three New York musicians must spend five days at the haunted Seaview Terrace in Rhode Island.

Here's a preview:

Other Wednesday shows of interest:

On ABC's The Neighbors (8:30 p.m.), Marty gives driving lessons to Larry and Jackie, a task that proves challenging for them since driving a car is quite different than driving a spaceship in “I Believe I Can Drive.”

Thursday, March 7

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8 p.m. - “The Contractual Obligation Implementation”

Sheldon, Leonard and Howard represent careers in science to a group of junior high girls. Elsewhere, Raj prepares for a date with Lucy.

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

When the machine spits out six numbers at once, Reese and Finch find themselves with an unidentified killer in the midst as they try to ride out a violent storm at a small coastal town's police station with a group of locals.

Here's a promo:

Archer (FX) 10 p.m. - “Coyote Lovely

Archer travels to the Mexican border to hunt down a smokin' hot coyote.

Here's a look:

Other Thursday shows of interest:

On AMC's Comic Book Men (9 p.m.), the guys at the Stash hold an auction to help a friend raise some money by selling his collection.

Friday, March 8

Cult (The CW) 9 p.m. - “Being Billy”

New night! The bad news is that Cult did so badly in the ratings that it lost it's Tuesday timeslot and got buried on Friday nights. The other bad news is that it's up against two other genre shows, Grimm and Touch. Still, because this is a midseason show most of the episodes are completed, which means we may actually get a chance to see all 13 episodes. Maybe. In “Being Billy,” Jeff has a run in with a surprise visitor in Nate's apartment. Meanwhile, E.J. finds a cryptic email from Nate.

Here's a preview:

Grimm (NBC) 9 p.m. - “Face Off”

Season two midseason premiere! It's back, and get ready for the ultimate face off between Nick and Captain Renard as the truth comes out. Meanwhile, Monroe tries to help Juliette and Renard finds Nick's trailer.

Here's a look:

Touch (Fox) 9 p.m. - “Broken”

Lucy makes a deal with the devil with Calvin. Meanwhile, Martin and Jake search for Lucy and Guillermo has an epiphany after meeting a man who is hiking through the Arizona desert.

Here's a promo:

Merlin (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “With All My Heart”

Arthur and Merlin try to break Morgana's control over Gwen

Here's a sneak peek:

Other Friday shows of interest:

On Starz' Spartacus: War of the Damned (9 p.m.), Gannicus gets trapped behind enemy lines in “Spoils of War.” On the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures (9 p.m.), the team investigates war-torn places from America's history in “Armies of Darkness.” And on the season four premiere of the channel's The Dead Files (10 p.m.), Amy and Steve probe the possible haunting of a home of a couple and their five-year-old son.

Saturday, March 9

Flying Monkeys (Syfy) 9 p.m.

Syfy's Saturday Night at the Movies give us this original which has absolutely nothing to do with a trip to Oz. Invisible Man's Vince Ventresca stars as a businessman who buys his daughter a pet monkey, only to discover that it's actually a deadly shapeshifter that spawns killer clones. Who doesn't love a killer flying monkey picture?

Other Saturday shows of interest:

On the Cartoon Network there are new episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series (10 a.m.) and Young Justice: Invasion (10:30 a.m.). And on Bio's My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera (10 p.m.), a woman has a run-in with a ghost at a bed-and-breakfast.

Sunday, March 10

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8 p.m. - “The Miller's Daughter”

Rose McGowan alert! McGowan plays a young Cora! In the episode, while a deadly plot is hatched in Storybrooke, back in the fairy-tale land, a young Cora makes a deal with Ruplestiltskin. And according to the promo, one of their own will perish!

Here's a promo:

The Walking Dead (AMC) 9 p.m. - “Arrow on the Doorpost”

Rick and the Governor consider a peace treaty. Sure, that's going to happen.

Talking Dead follows the episode with Chris Hardwick leading the discussion about “Arrow on the Doorpost”.

Here's a preview and a sneak peek of “Arrow on the Doorpost”:

Other Sunday shows of interest:

On Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot (10 p.m.), the team travels to Connecticut to probe video footage of the big hairy guy.

What are you going to watch?