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TV THIS WEEK: Fringe, Supernatural, Big Bang premieres and more!

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Dec 15, 2012

It's premiere week the sequel, and, boy, is it busy as we get the season-four (where's Peter?!) premiere of Fringe, a season-seven (Cass is God?!) premiere of Supernatural, a season-five (Penny and Raj?!) premiere of The Big Bang Theory and new series premieres of CBS's mathematical adventure Person of Interest and the ghostly A Gifted Man.

We also have the season-four finale of Eureka, the season-three finale of Drop Dead Diva, the season-two premiere of Nikita, the season-five premiere of Ghost Adventures, and the series premieres of the Travel Channel's The Dead Files and TLC's Long Island Medium.

Beyond all that, Pete and Myka encounter zombies on Warehouse 13, the Alphas may have a traitor in their midst, the Ghost Hunters explore Pittsburgh's Carnegie Library, Klaus gets wolfy on The Vampire Diaries, Cassie tries life without magic on The Secret Circle, Archer goes Pirate King, people get mummified on Haven, it's "Closing Time" for the Doctor on Doctor Who and David Hewlett and Robert Picardo battle Syfy's Morlocks.

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




Monday, Sept. 19



Eureka (Syfy) 8 p.m. - "One Giant Leap"

Season-four finale! As the Astraeus mission preps for launch, those leaving say their goodbyes. Meanwhile, Carter and Jo must deal with an attack on the presidential convoy, and cosmic anomalies menace Eureka. Dave Foley joins the enormous list of guest stars, which includes Matt Frewer, Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton and Ming Na. And one more note: For a show that's been canceled there's a lot more Eureka to come, with a holiday episode in December and an entire season to premiere next summer.

Here's a preview and a sneak peek:


Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Insatiable"

It's a zombie-licious episode when Pete and Myka track a walking-dead-type outbreak involving a 19th-century mason jar in a taco truck. Meanwhile, Claudia tries to contact Steve Jinks, who gets a proposition from Marcus Diamond.

Here's a promo and a sneak peek:


Alphas (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "The Unusual Suspects"

Could one of the Alphas be a traitor? The team is held at the Binghamton facility when one of the group is suspected of being an agent of Red Flag.

Here's a preview:


Other Monday shows of interest:

On MTV's Death Valley (10:30 p.m.) the team must deal with a werewolf attack at an adult-film shoot.




Wednesday, Sept. 21



Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Ghost of Carnegie"

TAPS investigates the historic Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, which has reports of slamming doors, apparitions and disembodied voices.

Here's a promo:


Dark Matters: Twisted But True (Science) 10 p.m. - "It's Alive; Tripping with Uncle Sam; My Hand Is Killing Me"

It's another creepy installment, hosted by Fringe's own mad scientist, John Noble. In this episode, it's a look at a 19th-century attempt at reanimating a dead corpse, an outbreak of madness in the 1990s and a condition called alien hand syndrome.

Here's a look:


Other Wednesday shows of interest:

On Syfy's Paranormal Witness (10 p.m.), a California family find themselves being attacked by a nasty poltergeist, and a former deputy sheriff has a run-in with a mysterious creature in the Oregon wilderness in "The Poltergeist/Watched in the Wilderness."




Thursday, Sept. 22



The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8 p.m. - "The Skank Reflex Analysis" and "The Infestation Hypothesis"

It's a BIG two-episode season-five premiere! Penny hits bottom after sleeping with Raj, and Sheldon leads a paintball team in the first of two new episodes. And then Amy finds herself caught in the middle when Penny and Sheldon have a disagreement, and Leonard tries to find a way to continue his long-distance romance with Priya.