TV THIS WEEK: Battlestar babes, a Supernatural monster and more!

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Dec 14, 2012

Attack of the March reruns begins this week, but we still have originals for Smallville and Supernatural, plus there's killer guest shots by Battlestar Galactica's Lucy Lawless and Tricia Helfer on No Ordinary Family.

Also—Sarah and Chuck rob a bank on Chuck, Fleming battles with his alter ego on The Cape, Josh goes home to visit his parents on Syfy's Being Human, Archer battles female ninjas and a computer virus, Richard Dean Anderson visits Fairly Legal, Morgana endangers Arthur on Merlin, and a zombie follows Annie home on BBC America's Being Human. However, what we won't see this week are new episodes of The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, Nikita or Fringe, due to reruns and pre-emptions.

Here's what we have to look forward to this week on sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal and spy-fi TV, along with non-sci-fi shows that feature sci-fi or fantasy actors.

Monday, Feb. 28

Chuck (NBC) 8 p.m. - "Chuck Versus the First Bank of Evil"

Chuck and Sarah go Bonnie and Clyde to pull a bank robbery, and their wedding plans heat up. Meanwhile, Vivian finds herself in the spy world and Morgan searches for a roommate.

Here's a promo:

The Cape (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Razer"

When Fleming and Scales decide to bring a dangerous villain called Razer (Grant Bowler) into town, the Cape assumes Razer's identity in an attempt to infiltrate Scales' operation. Elsewhere, Fleming struggles with his alter ego and Orwell remains in a foggy state. Elliott Gould, Lil' Romeo and Slaine guest-star.

Being Human (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "I See Your True Colors ... And That Is Why I Hate You"

Emily and Josh visit their parents and Aidan challenges Bishop regarding Emily's attack. Meanwhile, Sally attempts to contact Bridget.

Here's a promo:

Tuesday, March 1

No Ordinary Family (ABC) 8 p.m. - "No Ordinary Love"

Battlestar Babes Alert! Lucy Lawless and Tricia Helfer guest-star as the latest villains to challenge the Powells. When the mysterious Mrs. X (Lawless) orders Sophie (Helfer) to put Jim under a love spell, he loses control over his actions and his marriage may be at stake. Meanwhile, Stephanie continues to try to keep Dr. King's trust, which may force her to do morally questionable things. And Daphne's boyfriend, Chris, finally gets a clue that there may be something unique about her family.

However, bad news, No Ordinary Family fans! While the series was certainly gearing up to a climatic finale, ABC has cut the episode order by two. Considering the late notification, that likely means the producers won't be able to give us an ending for the season. While Lawless is set for a multiple-episode arc, even Xena may not be able to save this series and pull off a second season.

Here's a look and an interview with Julie Benz, who plays Stephanie:

V (ABC) 9 p.m. - "Uneasy Lies the Head"

Erica sets a dangerous plan in motion to take down Anna, and Ryan attempts to rescue his daughter. Meanwhile, a difficult obstacle blocks Anna from achieving her goal.

Here's a preview and a sneak peek:

Wednesday, March 2

Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Pennsylvania Asylum"

The TAPS team heads Pennsylvania to the Pennhurst Asylum, an institution that was notorious for abusing its patients.

Here's a promo and a sneak peek:

Other Wednesday shows of interest:

On Syfy's Face Off (10 p.m.), it's zombie time for the the makeup artists, who must not only create zombies but also choreograph a dance routine for them in "The Dancing Dead." And on SOAPnet's Being Erica (11 p.m.), Dr. Tom tries to convince time traveler Erica to embrace her id in "Bear Breasts."

Thursday, March 3

Archer (FX) 10 p.m. - "Tragical History"

It's a computer virus and female ninjas when Cyril decides he's going to show his ISIS colleagues he's really a hero and not a failure by injecting a virus into the agency's mainframe so he can detect it and save the day. Unfortunately, Cyril's plot doesn't quite work out as planned.

Here's a preview:

Fairly Legal (USA) 10 p.m. - "Coming Home"

Richard Dean Anderson alert! We almost missed Stargate's main man in this one, but he's joined the cast for a five-episode arc as mystery man David Smith, who is named in Kate's father's will as one of his beneficiaries. After a brief appearance two weeks ago in "The Two Richards," he's back for this episode, where we're certain to find out more about him. Fairly Legal, which has absolutely no sci-fi in it, also has a Battlestar Galatica connection thanks to star Michael Trucco.

Friday, March 4

Smallville (The CW) 8 p.m. - "Scion"

Lois and Clark get a gift from Tess. Meanwhile, Tess and Lionel battle over control of the Luthor name.

Here's a preview and a sneak peek:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (The CW) 8 p.m. - "Couner Attack"

In part two of a special three-part event, the Jedis attempt to break free of the citadel.

Here's a promo:

Supernatural (The CW) 9 p.m. - "And Then There Were None"

Mitch Pileggi returns as Samuel when the brothers and Bobby run into him during a hunt for a monster created by the Mother of All.

Here's a look:

Merlin (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "The Eye of the Phoenix"

Arthur heads off on a quest to prove himself worthy of leading Camelot one day, which involves retrieving the Golden Trident from the Fisher King. However, when Morgana sabotages him by giving him a bracelet that sucks away Arthur's strength, it leaves him in a perilous state.

Here's a promo and a sneak peek:

Other Friday shows of interest:

On the Cartoon Network, there are new episodes of Young Justice (7 p.m.), Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (7:30 p.m.) and Generator Rex (8 p.m.).

Saturday, March 5

Being Human (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "Type 4"

Things heat up for the roommates when Nina tells George something that will change their lives. Meanwhile, a zombie named Sasha follows Annie home, and Mitchell's number-one fan, Graham, goes too far when he copycats Mitchell's behavior.

Here's a preview:

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