TV THIS WEEK: Jessica Jones arrives, a Marceline miniseries, and more!

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Nov 19, 2015, 3:32 PM EST (Updated)

We're well into November now, which means many, many shows are doing their best to capture all of your attention and max out their ratings before the holiday lull. So, with that in mind, there are a lot of big moments coming up, including the return of Gorilla Grodd to The Flash, an Adventure Time miniseries and a showdown on Arrow. Even with all of that, though, one event tops them all: The arrival of Jessica Jones on Netflix!

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



Adventure Time (TOON) Monday-Thursday, 8 p.m. - "Stakes"

Miniseries event! - It's been very interesting to see how Adventure Time has managed to expand and enrich the surreal Land of Ooo over the last seven seasons, and one of the ways the show's been so successful is through detailed looks at its supporting cast. The characters surrounding Finn and Jake have received plenty of fleshing out over the years, but this week the show is launching one its most ambitious looks at a supporting character yet: an eight-part, four-hour miniseries devoted to Marceline the Vampire Queen and some threats from her past who show up after she decides she'd rather not be a vampire anymore. If you're a fan of the show, set that DVR: We're getting two episodes a night for the next four days.

Arrow (CW) Wednesday, 8 p.m. - "Brotherhood"

Remember three years ago, when no one was sure a gritty Green Arrow series would work? Well, those days are long gone. Mileage among die-hard DC Comics fans may vary, but over the course of its four seasons Arrow has managed to become one of the crown jewels in the CW lineup, drawing consistently strong ratings for the network and spawning one spinoff that's managed to be just as successful, with another on the way. Even when Constantine failed at CBS, producers were able to keep the title character alive by shuffling him over into Oliver Queen's world. Arrow has become a superhero mainstay, and it doesn't look like it'll be going anywhere anytime soon. Sure, the numbers are slightly lower this season -- the show hasn't hit 3 million live viewers yet this fall, but this is The CW we're talking about -- but Arrow is going strong, and its place as the center of the DC TV-verse is not in question.

American Horror Story: Hotel (FX) Wednesday, 10 p.m. - "Flicker"

We've reached that point in the history of American Horror Story where it's time to start wondering how long the show has left. Five seasons is a solid run for a cable series these days, and when ratings started to dip a little during the Freak Show run last season, things looked like they could be on the verge of winding down. Well, put your fears of that to rest, AHS fans. Last week, FX renewed the series on the strength of Live+3 viewer numbers and demo score that were actually averaging higher than Freak Show was the same time last year (and Freak Show did very well early on). The Hotel season premiere was the second-most-watched telecast in network history, behind only the Freak Show premiere, and the show's DVR numbers (which FX pays a lot of attention to) are very, very strong. 

Jessica Jones (Netflix) Friday, 3 a.m. - Full Season

Series premiere! - At last, the TV moment we've all been waiting for: the premire of Jessica Jones, Marvel's second Netflix original series, and its second original series to star a female hero. For the first time in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a super-powered woman gets to step up to the plate, and she'll be doing it in the company of fellow Marvel hero Luke Cage and the absolutely terrifying-looking Kilgrave. There's not much more to say at this point: Just get ready to wake up early or stay up late (3 a.m. is Eastern, so you'll get it earlier if you're on the West Coast) and binge this thing.

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) Saturday, 9 p.m. - "Brujo"

Ash vs. Evil Dead had an interesting start, not just because the Halloween premiere was so fun, but because it actually got renewed before it even premiered. Yes, Ash and his pals will battle Deadites into Season 2, which means it's time to take a look and see if the move was actually warranted by Starz. So far, so good. After nearly half a million live viewers check out the premiere, the DVR numbers for the show are strong, shooting up to more than 500,000 in Live+3 for the second episode. That may not sound like much, but for Starz it's solid, so there's reason to stick around.


Supergirl (CBS) 8 p.m. - "Livewire"

Kara's foster mother visits for Thanksgiving; Cat and Supergirl become targets when an accident transforms a volatile CatCo employee into Livewire.

Gotham (FOX) 8 p.m. - "Rise of the Villains: A Bitter Pill to Swallow"

As Gordon and Barnes work to clean up Gotham, Gordon runs into a dangerous hit man known as Eduardo Flamingo (Raul Castillo); Penguin and Nygma have another encounter; Bruce wants Galavan to reveal the name of his parents' killer.

Adventure Time (TOON) 8 p.m. - "Stakes, Parts One and Two"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Minority Report (FOX) 9 p.m. - "The American Dream"

Dash and Vega are faced with distrust from the community when they follow a vision to the Southside; Blake's suspicions intensify.

Scorpion (CBS) 9 p.m. - "US vs. UN vs. UK"

Team Scorpion is blackmailed into breaking into the United Nations to help with the assassination of an arms dealer; Sylvester tries to protect Megan's wishes.


Adventure Time (TOON) 8 p.m. - "Stakes, Parts Three and Four"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

The Flash (CW) 8 p.m. - "Gorilla Warfare"

Barry races to rescue Caitlin when Grodd kidnaps her; Cisco plans a date with the new barista at Jitters; Patty thinks Barry is hiding something.

The Muppets (ABC) 8 p.m. - "Too Hot to Handler"

Chelsea Handler makes things interesting for Scooter when he books her; a double date reveals that Becky may have a suspicious past.

iZombie (CW) 9 p.m. - "Abra Cadaver"

An illusionist obsessed with death is murdered during a convention for magicians; Blaine delivers interesting news to Liv; Major keeps his distance from Liv.

Scream Queens (FOX) 9 p.m. - "Ghost Stories"

Denise tells a terrifying ghost story; Hester's announcement pushes Chanel to the brink; a familiar face returns; the killer claims another victim.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 9 p.m. - "Many Heads, One Tale"

Dangerous facts about the ATCU are discovered by the team; Ward's plans to take down S.H.I.E.L.D. do not go as expected.

Manhattan (WGN) 9 p.m. - "33"

The scientists and the Army battle for control of the bomb.

Limitless (CBS) 10 p.m. - "Headquarters!"

In exchange for his personal headquarters at the agency, Brian offers to catch the FBI's 10 most wanted criminals in two weeks; a rift grows between Brian and his father.


Arrow (CW) 8 p.m. - "Brotherhood"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Hellevator (GSN) 8 p.m. - "Triplets"

Three Boston friends take on challenges from triplets who were orphaned by a mysterious fire.

Adventure Time (TOON) 8 p.m. - "Stakes, Parts Five and Six"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Supernatural (CW) 9 p.m. - "Plush"

Sheriff Donna asks Dean and Sam for help with a murder that has supernatural elements; Sam's visions continue.

Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "First Edition Apparition"

Season finale! - A reinvestigation of Edith Wharton's home in Massachusetts after an increase in activity since the team's last investigation.

Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD) 9:30 p.m. - "Blood Sisters"

Sabine faces off against an old friend and partner.

Paranormal Witness (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Ashes to Ashes"

Season finale! - Amanda and Chris Engler move into the house once owned by Amanda's grandmother, but a ghostly great aunt doesn't take kindly to the new inhabitants.

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

Read more in our Highlights section above.


Teen Titans Go! (TOON) 6 p.m. - "Black Friday"

No synopsis available.

Adventure Time (TOON) 8 p.m. - "Stakes, Parts Seven and Eight"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Heroes Reborn (NBC) 8 p.m. - "11:53 to Odessa"

Noah and Luke's destinies intersect as Malina tries to save those around her by unleashing her power; Tommy may be forced to work with his enemy; Carlos confronts his past while under Matt Parkman's watch; Ren looks for Miko.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 8 p.m. - "Mommie Dearest"

Damon and Stefan confront Lily with painful childhood memories; Lily reveals a secret; Enzo challenges Julian to a duel; Valerie reveals news that upturns Caroline's world.

The Originals (CW) 9 p.m. - "Out of the Easy"

Klaus and Elijah plan a Thanksgiving gathering in hopes of negotiating a truce; Vincent and Marcel realize Davina might be in over her head; Cami encounters a new threat.

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 9 p.m. - "Novus Ordo Seclorum"

Joe and Jenny's encounter with Sophie leaves Abbie in trouble with Reynolds; the witnesses face unimaginable evil.

Elementary (CBS) 10 p.m. - "Tag, You're Me"

Sherlock offers to assist Morland with a work issue in exchange for Morland's swift departure home; two men who look alike are murdered.

Haven (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Close to Home"

Nathan encounters an old adversary in the Void; Audrey and Duke deal with a revenge plot; Dwight and Vince struggle to free Dave from Croatoan's grip.


Jessica Jones (Netflix) 3 a.m. - Full Season

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Grimm (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Maiden Quest"

A wealthy mobster entices three young men to work for his daughter's hand in marriage; a surprise visitor shakes things up as Adalind and Nick struggle to adjust to home life.

Z Nation (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Corporate Retreat"

The team gets embroiled in corporate politics after finding a group of white collar survivors hiding out in a hotel.


Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) 8 p.m. - "Anima Venator"

Leo's paranoia isolates him from his friends; Lucrezia searches for a way to make amends for past sins.

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) 9 p.m. - "Brujo"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Doctor Who (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "Face the Raven"

The Doctor, Clara and friend Rigsy find themselves in a secret alien world.

Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD) 9:30 p.m. - "We Are Family"

Rocket is abducted and taken back to his home planet, Half World.

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

Berg and Jerome have joined forces to take their investigation further and visit the hamlet where Victor's family was murdered; as promised, Serge leads Léna to the Domaine, where she is reunited with her mother and sister.


The Librarians (TNT) 8 p.m. - "And the Hollow Men"

Flynn is kidnapped by a mysterious stranger with both amnesia and a collection of the library's missing artifacts; the group pursues the Staff of Zara-thustra.

Agent X (TNT) 9 p.m. - "The Devil & John Case"

The cabal trail leads John to a Mexican town where he is drawn into a feud between a drug lord and the town's police chief.

The Walking Dead (AMC) 9 p.m. - "Heads Up"

Alexandria is finally able to begin pulling itself back together; peace is embraced between the two groups.

The Leftovers (HBO) 9 p.m. - "International Assassin"

Questions and answers emerge in the wake of Kevin's desperate decision to vanquish Patti; the world adjusts to the repercussions of what comes next.

The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 9:30 p.m. - "No Bull"

Phil 2 causes problems with the group -- placing himself on Tandy's level.

Into the Badlands (AMC) 10 p.m. - "Fist Like a Bullet"

M.K. finds refuge in a dangerous place; Quinn tries to force Sunny to commit an unspeakable act, thereby testing Sunny's loyalties.

CSI: Cyber (CBS) 10 p.m. - "Python"

The criminal topping the FBI Cyber's most wanted list murders an Interpol agent -- one of Avery's friends.


(Episode synopses via Zap2It)