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TV THIS WEEK: Fringe premieres! A Doctor Who farewell! And more!

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Dec 17, 2012

Finally! After months of waiting, we get to take a look at what fall TV has to offer. The premieres are here. Fringe returns with a look at the future, Doctor Who says goodbye to the Ponds, and 666 Park Avenue returns Terry O'Quinn to TV in a brand-new mysterious bad guy role.

Also this week, Hicks switches sides in Alphas, Amy Acker and Jeri Ryan pop up on Warehouse 13, Charlie continues her search for her brother on Revolution, the makeup artists create a steampunk, videogame look on Face Off, the contestant set designers make an alien queen's lair on Hot Set, Darth Vader has Darth Maul issues on LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, the Ghost Hunters head to the zoo, aliens hit the suburbs on the series premiere of The Neighbors, and Andre Braugher goes rogue on the series premiere of Last Resort.

Beyond that, Wolowitz finds he can't get away from his mother even in outer space on the season-six premiere of The Big Bang Theory, Reese tries to rescue Finch on the season-two premiere of Person of Interest, there's a new Sherlock Holmes and a lady Dr. Watson who take on crime in New York City on the series premiere of Elementary, Monroe goes to church on Grimm, barbarian-type people invade the town on Haven, Yancy Butler and Robert Englund look like dinner to the big crocs of Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, and magic and memories return to the people of Storybrooke on the season-two premiere of Once Upon a Time.

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




Monday, Sept. 24



Alphas (Syfy) 8 p.m. - "The Devil Will Drag You Under"

Guest star alert! Has Hicks turned traitor? As he begins working with Parish, the team begins to question his loyalties. Battlestar Galactica's Kandyse McClure guest-stars.

Here's a preview:


Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "The Ones You Love"

Amy Acker and Jeri Ryan guest star alert! In an effort to get Artie to reverse the Astrolabe's effects, Brother Adrian (Brent Spiner) starts to play dirty when he begins sending deadly artifacts to the agents' families and loved ones. Spiner, Ryan AND Acker in one episode ... now, that's cool.

Here's a promo:


Revolution (NBC) 10 p.m. - "Chained Heat"

C. Thomas Howell alert! Howell guest-stars in an episode that continues Charlie's quest to find her brother, Danny. Miles leads the small group to a Militia prison camp in an effort to rescue an old flame. Meanwhile, Aaron makes a confession to Maggie and Danny's troubles continue.

Here's a look:




Tuesday, Sept. 25



Face Off (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Dishonorable Proportions"

The contestants are charged with creating exaggerated characters that might fit into the steampunk world of Bethesda's videogame Dishonored.

Here's a preview:


Hot Set (Syfy) 10:00 p.m. - "Alien Queen"

Competing production designers and their teams must create throne room fit for an alien queen.

Here's a promo:




Wednesday, Sept. 26



LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out (Cartoon Network) 8 p.m.

LEGO Star Wars special! This half-hour special follows new celebrity, Luke, who has trouble pulling off a secret mission when his fans get in the way. Meanwhile, Darth Vader has issues with Darth Maul.

Here's a look: