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TV THIS WEEK: It's Christmas on Syfy for Eureka, Haven and more!

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Dec 16, 2012

Ho, ho, ho ... It's Christmas on Syfy—or at least it's the channel's second annual Countdown to Christmas Week. There's part two of Neverland, and then it's on to special standalone holiday episodes of Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Haven.

And NBC is offering up a little Christmas present in the form of two episodes of Grimm, one on Thursday involving man-eating rats, and the other a Friday episode that digs into Monroe's past.

Also this week, it's the season finale of Ghost Hunters, Violet learns the house rules on American Horror Story, Zachary Levi takes the director's chair on Chuck, Kate Freelander returns to Sanctuary, anomalies go wild on Primeval, a mystical snow globe shakes things up on Syfy's original movie Snowmageddon, someone dies in Storybrooke on Once Upon a Time, and Pierce Brosnan goes all Stephen King in Bag of Bones.

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




Monday, Dec. 5



Neverland (Syfy) 9 p.m.

Part two of the two-part miniseries! Nick Willing's Peter Pan origin story continues as we learn how Peter and Hook evolved into their respective characters. Neverland stars Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Charlie Rowe, Bob Hoskins and Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinker Bell.

Here's the cast talking about Neverland:




Tuesday, Dec. 6



Eureka (Syfy) 8 p.m. - "Do You See What I See"

Special holiday episode! Eureka and the gang get animated when a mysterious kaleidoscopic wave of color washes over the town. The episode will feature anime, claymation, Looney Tunes-style animation and modern CG. Matt Frewer returns as Jim Taggart, and Jim Parsons, Edward James Olmos and Chris Parnell will guest-voice characters. Like all the Syfy holiday episodes, this one is a standalone, which won't reference last season's cliffhanger.

Here's a sneak peek:


Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "The Greatest Gift"

Special holiday episode! Things get interesting for Pete when he touches an artifact and he's suddenly living in a world where he was never born. In order to set things right he has to reassemble the team, even though they don't recognize him, and deal with an enemy from his past. Showrunner Jack Kenny directs this episode, which is inspired by the classic movie It's a Wonderful Life. This is a standalone episode that does not delve into the events of last season.

Here's a sneak peek:


Haven (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Silent Night"

Special holiday episode! It's Christmas in July for the town, and Audrey is the only one who thinks that's strange, at least until people can't seem to leave and others disappear without a trace. Like Eureka and Warehouse 13, this is a standalone episode.

Here's a sneak peek:


Other Tuesday shows of interest:

On the season-two finale of USA's Covert Affairs (10 p.m.), Annie and Danielle's vacation in Stockholm is interrupted when Danielle is mistaken for a spy in "Letter Never Sent."




Wednesday, Dec. 7



Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Christmas Spirit"

Season finale! TAPS head to Bethlehem, Pa., for their final investigation of the year.

Here's a sneak peek:


American Horror Story (FX) 10 p.m. - "Smoldering Children"

Violet learns the rules of the house and it doesn't look like it's going to be pretty, there's an explanation for Larry's condition, and the police interrogate Constance. Couldn't happen to a nicer gal.

Here's a preview: