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TV THIS WEEK: Hannibal checks in + Doctor Who, Revolution & more

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Apr 1, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

NBC premieres its new serial-killing horror series, Hannibal, bringing the adventures of Hannibal Lecter and his appetite for murder to the small screen. And we'll get the first full-on companion adventure for Doctor Who's Clara this week.

Also, the supernatural roomies go up against Donna on Being Human, Charlie deals with a loss on Revolution, Norman realizes he's different on Bates Motel, Bo and Kenzi go undercover in a gated community on Lost Girl, Seth Gabel is back on Arrow, Sam goes to hell on Supernatural, three ghost hunters are Stranded on the season-one finale, the guys battle over tenure on The Big Bang Theory, Finch goes undercover on Person of Interest, Sherlock and Joan try to stop a robbery on Elementary, the Bermuda Triangle causes trouble on Archer, Jeff learns vital information on Cult, a DA uses his Wesen wiles on Grimm, Martin faces off against Guillermo on Touch, Sarah meets others like her on Orphan Black, a werewolf virus rages through New York City on Syfy's movie Battledogs, and Shae asks Tyrion for a favor on Game of Thrones.

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

Monday, April 1

Being Human (Syfy) 9 p.m. - “Always a Bridesmaid, Never Alive”

In the season's penultimate episode, Sally, Aidan and Josh get ready to go to war with Donna.

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Revolution (NBC) 10 p.m. - “Ghosts”

Charlie and the rebels deal with the loss of one of their own. Meanwhile, Rachel decides to try to turn the power back on, and Miles and Nora attempt to recruit a former comrade.

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Bates Motel (A&E) 10 p.m. - “What's Wrong With Norman”

Norman and Emma make a shocking discovery. Meanwhile, Dylan begins his new job.

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Lost Girl (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “Adventures in Fae-bysitting”

Bo and Kenzi go undercover in a gated community when a babysitter asks them to investigate the suspicious death of her employer. Meanwhile, Lauren makes a difficult decision.

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Tuesday, April 2

Robot Combat League (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “Kicking Bot”

It's Steam Punk vs. Drone Strike and Crash vs. Brimstone in Round 2, with the winners headed to the semifinals.

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Wednesday, April 3

Arrow (The CW) 8 p.m. - “Unfinished Business”

Seth Gabel alert! The Count is back. When a young woman dies after taking Vertigo, Oliver visits the mental institution to check on on the status of the Count. Meanwhile, incriminating evidence points to Tommy.

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Supernatural (The CW) 9 p.m. - “Taxi Driver”

As Sam heads to hell to complete the second trial, and Dean gets a visit from Naomi (Amanda Tapping).

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Haunted Collector (Syfy) 9 p.m. - “Emmitt House Ghosts; Shadow Intruder”

John and the team investigate the Emmitt House in Weaverly, Ohio, and then they look into a coin with a dark past that may have unleashed a sinister presence.

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Stranded (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “Yorktown Hospital”

Season-one finale! A woman, her aunt and her deceased sister's ex spend a week in an abandoned prison.

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Other Wednesday shows of interest:

Doctor Who's David Tennant stars on the BBC America miniseries, Spies of Warsaw (9 p.m.), which follows Tennant as Jean-Francois Mercier, an aristocrat and spy during the beginning of World War II. Part 2 airs on Wednesday, April 10.

Thursday, April 4

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8 p.m. - “The Tenure Turbulence”

Leonard, Sheldon and Raj battle it out for tenure at the University.

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

When the number of an executive from a leading tech company comes up, Finch goes undercover.

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Elementary (CBS) 10 p.m. - “Snow Angels”

A blizzard complicates matters when Joan and Sherlock attempt to stop the robbery of one of the biggest cash vaults in the country. Meanwhile, Sherlock tries to help a transgender woman.

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Hannibal (NBC) 10 p.m. - “Apéritif

Series premiere! A gifted criminal profiler, Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), takes on a partner to stop a serial killer. There's only one problem. That partner is Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). Hannibal also stars Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres. From Pushing Daisies'  Bryan Fuller. Based on the characters from Thomas Harris' novels.

Here's a look:

Archer (FX) 10 p.m. - “Sea Tunt: Part 1

Part one of two-part season finale! Cheryl, her brother Cecil Tunt, and his girlfriend travel into the Bermuda Triangle, where mysteries abound.

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Other Thursday shows of interest:

On AMC's Comic Book Men (10 p.m.), Walt's 15th anniversary at the Stash approaches.

Friday, April 5

Cult (The CW) 9 p.m. - “Suffer the Children”

E.J. slips vital information to Jeff and Skye regarding Sakelik.

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Grimm (NBC) 9 p.m. - “One Angry Fuchsbau”

Rosalee's stint in jury duty proves challenging when a defense attorney uses his “Wesen wiles” to influence the case. Meanwhile, Juliette's visit to the trailer has an impact on her memory.

Here's a look:

Touch (Fox) 9 p.m. - “Two of a Kind”

A cipher proves key in finding Amelia, and Martin locates Guillermo, who is stalking his next victim. Meanwhile, Nicole Farington (guest star Frances Fisher) tries to woo Calvin Norburg back to Aster Corps.

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Other Friday shows of interest:

On the channel's The Dead Files (10 p.m.), Steven and Amy investigate when a woman believes her home is infested with monsters in “Deadly Grounds, Wabash, Indiana.”

Saturday, April 6

Doctor Who (BBC America) 8 p.m. - “The Rings of Akhaten”

New companion Clara asks the Doctor to take her someplace awesome, which leads them to the rings of the planet Akhaten. Clara and the Doctor find the Festival of Offerings in full swing, where Clara meets the Queen of Years and they learn that a sacrifice will be demanded.

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Orphan Black (BBC America) 9 p.m. - “Instinct”

With a body in her car and a killer on the loose, Sarah's forced to continue pretending to be Beth. Meanwhile, Sarah meets more women who look just like her.

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Battledogs (Syfy) 9 p.m.

Syfy's Saturday night at the movies gets more than a little wolfy when a rogue general tries to use a werewolf virus to create an army of super-soldiers. There's only one problem: The virus threatens to wipe out New York City. Craig Sheffer, Dennis Haysbert, Ernie Hudson, Kate Vernon and Bill Duke star.

The Nerdist (BBC America) 10 p.m.

Celebrating the season finale of The Walking Dead, it's a Zombie Fest on The Nerdist as the guys welcome Dead's Robert Kirkman and Michael Rooker (aka Merle), along with Doctor Who's Karen Gillan (aka Amy Pond), who gets zombie-fied.

Other Saturday shows of interest:

On the Cartoon Network's Ben 10: Omniverse (9 a.m.), there's a new episode called “Evil's Encore.” On Bio's My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera (9 p.m.), the ghost of a prostitute haunts an old courthouse. And on the channel's new series, Alien Encounters (10 p.m.), a man has a traumatic experience with an extraterrestrial.

Sunday, April 7

Game of Thrones (HBO) 9 p.m. - “Dark Wings, Dark Words”

Shae requests a favor from Tyrion, Sansa tries to stay strong, Arya runs into the Brotherhood Without Banners, and Jaime discovers a way to pass the time.

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What are you going to watch?


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