TV THIS WEEK: Chuck gets seduced, Fringe has bugs and more!

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Dec 14, 2012

It's a full schedule this week as John Larroquette returns with more seduction tips on Chuck, we head back Over There for one buggy Fringe, and it's an explosive series season-two finale for Human Target.

Also, Fleming puts out a hit on The Cape, Aidan gets hot and bothered on Being Human, the Fifth Column considers taking out Anna on V, Stephanie and Jim hold a crime-fighting contest on No Ordinary Family, GHI heads to Scotland to hunt for ghosts, Leonard has to consider how far he's willing to go for science on The Big Bang Theory, there's more werewolf action on The Vampire Diaries, Archer could be a daddy, Warehouse 13's Eddie McClintock guest-stars on Fairly Legal, someone Clark cares for gets hurt on Smallville, Anakin has visions of his destiny on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Sam learns what he was up to without a soul on Supernatural, Merlin gets a glimpse of the future, creatures crash a wedding on Primeval, and Adrian Paul battles an army of weaponized security cameras in Syfy's movie Eyeborgs.

Here's what we have to look forward to this week on sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal and spy-fi TV, along with sci-fi stars' guest appearances in non-sci-fi shows.

Monday, Feb. 7

Chuck (NBC) 8 p.m. - "Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible"

John Larroquette returns as Roan Montgomery, who's in need of rescuing by Team Bartowski. Meanwhile, after accepting Chuck's marriage proposal, Sarah and Chuck battle over their future plans. And Morgan prepares to meet Alex's mother.

Here's a promo:

The Cape (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Goggles and Hicks"

Fleming puts out a hit on the Cape and brings in a team of technical wizards to do the job. Meanwhile, Dana investigates her husband's case.

Here's a preview:

Being Human (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Wouldn't It Be Nice (If We Were Human)"

Josh meets another werewolf who doesn't like vampires, and Aidan helps Rebecca avoid the vampire clan. Meanwhile, Sally leans a new ghost trick.

Here's a promo:

Other Monday shows of interest:

In Nickelodeon's Power Rangers Samurai (8 p.m.) series opener, the action-adventure series follows five Rangers who are trying to master the ancient symbols of power.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

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

When a friend of Stephanie is attacked, she and Jim set off on a crime-fighting skills contest. Meanwhile, Daphne believes her father has a double standard when it comes to dating, and Katie discovers something shocking about Joshua.

V (ABC) 9 p.m. - "Concordia"

Anna plots to use a gift to humanity as a cover to hide her fleet of breeding vessels. Meanhwhile, Eli urges the Fifth Column to assassinate Anna at a gala event.

Here's a look:

Wednesday, Feb. 9

Human Target (Fox) 9 p.m. - "Marshall Pucci"

Season-two finale! Or could this be the SERIES finale? Considering the ratings, yes. In this episode, you've got to figure there will be some more Chance and Ilsa action when he digs into her dead husband's past. However, what Chance finds may rip the team apart.

Here's a sneak peek:

Ghost Hunters International (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Shadows in the Dark: Scotland"

The GHI team investigates Inverary Jail and the Usher Hall opera house in Scotland.

Here's a promo:

Other Wednesday shows of interest:

On Syfy's Face Off (10 p.m.), the makeup artists face a challenge to create an alien creature in "Out of This World." And on SOAPnet's Being Erica (11 p.m.), it's a trip back to Leo's fraternity pledge and a lesson about taking the low road in "Two Wrongs."

Thursday, Feb. 10

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8 p.m. - "The Benefactor Factor"

Leonard faces a moral crisis involving a wealthy widow who wants to help the university. Archer's Jessica Walter and The West Wing's Joshua Malina guest-star.

The Vampire Diaries (The CW) 8 p.m. - "Crying Wolf"

Lovebirds Stefan and Elena head off for a romantic weekend at the lake house, but it's not long before trouble follows them. Elsewhere, Jenna begins to think Alaric is keeping secrets from her, and Bonnie tricks Luka to get information.

Here's a promo:

Archer (FX) 10 p.m. - "Blood Test"

Archer as a daddy? Oh, no! When Archer's favorite call girl (voiced by Maggie Wheeler) insists he's the father of her child, he has to take a paternity test that's overseen by ODIN agents.

Here's a preview:

Fairly Legal (USA) 10 p.m. - "Bo Me Once"

Guest star alert! Warehouse 13's Eddie McClintock plays a cooking show star who clashes with the company that's making his BBQ sauce. While there won't be any sci-fi to be had, it looks like a fun appearance for McClintock.

Other Thursday shows of interest:

On the CW's Nikita (9 p.m.), Nikita must deal with a man who Division assigned her to be romantically involved with in the past in order to stop a dangerous missile from entering the U.S. in "The Next Seduction."

Friday, Feb. 11

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

Things heat up at a pro-vigilante rally when someone important to Clark is injured. In order to cheer up Clark, Lois and Chloe show him videos of Blur supporters (which were created by actual Smallville fans). Elsewhere, Lionel Luthor decides to go public and get LuthorCorp back from Oliver and Tess.

Here's a preview:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network) 8:30 p.m. - "Ghosts of Mortis"

Secrets will be revealed! In part three of a three-parter, Anakin has visions of his destiny, while the stranded Jedi prepare for the worst.

Here's a look:

Supernatural (The CW) 9 p.m. - "Unforgiven"

It looks like it's not going to take long for Sam to find out what his soulless self was up to. When the Brothers Winchester are lured to a small town they discover some troubling news about what Sam was up to when he lived there and worked on a case with his grandfather.

Here's a preview:

Fringe (Fox) 9 p.m. - "Immortality"

Bugs! Big bugs! Flesh-eating bugs! It's a trip Over There as the Fringe Division tries to get along without Col. Broyles as they investigate a bioterrorist who uses flesh-eating insects to make his point. Elsewhere, Walternate is challenged by his limitations, and Fauxlivia deals with the Peter of it all as she reunites with her boyfriend.

Here's a promo and a Walternate sneak peek:

Merlin (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "The Crystal Cave"

When Merlin gets a glimpse of the future where Morgana is about to kill Uther, he alters things, but with disastrous consequences.

Here's a promo and a sneak peek:

Other Friday shows of interest:

On the HUB, a new cartoon called Transformers Prime (6:30 p.m.) focuses on three normal kids who are caught in the middle of the Autobots and Decepticons' war. Over at 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.). On Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place (8 p.m.), Justin and Rosie go to an angel dance in L.A. Then the Travel Channel offers up a new Ghost Adventures (9 p.m.) and stories of spectrophilia in Ghostly Lovers (10 p.m.). Finally, on Starz' Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (10 p.m.), it's a power struggle between father and son in the House of Batiatus, which forces many to choose sides in "Beneath the Mask."

Saturday, Feb. 12

Primeval (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "Episode 6"

With just one more episode to go in this mini-season, the team crashes a wedding when a family of hyaenodons invite themselves to the party. However, the real surprise involves the appearance of ex-ARC member Jenny Lewis (Lucy Brown). Meanwhile, Matt steps up his attempts to capture Ethan.

Here's a look:

Eyeborgs (Syfy) 6:30 p.m.

Adrian Paul and Danny Trejo star in this sci-fi thriller about an FBI agent named Gunner Reynolds (Paul) who takes on an army of weaponized security cameras that are supposed to keep American citizens safe. However, when terrorists hijack the eyeborgs it proves that the citizens have more to worry about than Big Brother. Directed by Richard Clabaugh.

Here's a preview:

Iron Invader (Syfy) 9 p.m.

A movie that once again proves that when a meteorite crashes and there's green goop moving around in it ... DON'T STICK ANYTHING IN IT! Just run! In this one, alien bacteria animates an iron statue, which goes on a murderous rampage in a small town. It stars Dead Zone's Nicole deBoer, Stargate Atlantis's Paul McGillion, Eureka's Chris Gauthier and Kavan Smith (who's been in just about every sci-fi series, including Atlantis and Eureka).

Here's a couple of sneak peeks:

So what are you going to watch?

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