TV THIS WEEK: Fringe and Secret Circle go to war—plus more!

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:16 PM EST

It's finale time as several of the fall shows end their seasons going to war, including the dark magic sisters battling the Witch Hunters on the season-one finale of The Secret Circle, the Fringe team trying to save the world against a newly discovered villain, and Once Upon a Time's epic conflict of good vs. evil.

Also this week, the gang deals with the fallout of the Astraeus mission on Eureka, Kenzi summons something dangerous on Lost Girl, the team takes on Bigfoot on Fact or Faked, Grant's final investigations continue on Ghost Hunters, someone's getting married on the season-five finale of The Big Bang Theory, Elena revisits her parents' death on The Vampire Diaries, there's a government conspiracy on Person of Interest, Martin may have a way to communicate with Jake on Touch, Britten gets trapped in one reality on Awake, a creature with big feet becomes a problem for Nick on Grimm, Sam and Dean hunt for ingredients to stop the leviathans on Supernatural, parasites become a problem for four friends on Syfy's movie Growth, Daenerys hunts for her dragons on Game of Thrones, and Sherlock is back and on the hunt for "The Hounds of Baskerville."

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

Monday, May 7

Eureka (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Friendly Fire"

There's a fireball on the loose, which complicates things just as Zane and Allison re-evaluate their relationships based on what happened in the virtual world. Meanwhile, Fargo tries to come to terms with Holly's death.

Here's a promo:

Lost Girl (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Mirror, Mirror"

In a drunken effort to help Bo with her Dyson woes, Kenzi summons Baba Yaga to punish him and gets more than she bargained for.

Here a sneak peek:

Other Monday shows of interest:

TBS reruns the Family Guy's Star Wars trilogy spoof, with Stewie and the gang taking on the roles of the famous characters in "Blue Harvest" (8 p.m.), "Something, Something, Something Dark Side" (9 p.m.) and "Episode VI: It's a Trap" (10 p.m.).

Tuesday, May 8

Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Pride House Specter; Bluegrass Bigfoot"

The team takes on a spirit hunt in Texas and a Bigfoot investigation in Kentucky.

Here's a sneak peek:

Wednesday, May 9

Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "The Princess and the EVP"

TAPS pays a return visit to a New Hampshire resort in the search for the spirit of a princess.

Here's a sneak peek:

Other Wednesday shows of interest:

On the Science Channel's Brave New World With Stephen Hawking (10 p.m.), the astrophysicist delves into the battle to beat the world's nastiest killer diseases.

Thursday, May 10

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

Season-three finale! With Alaric still a threat, Elena longs to go back to simpler times before her parents were killed. Elsewhere, Stefan and Damon head out on a mission, and Caroline and Tyler make a decision. Judging by season finales past, you can bet this one's going to get bloody.

Here's a preview:

The Secret Circle (The CW) 9 p.m. - "Family"

Season-one finale! When Faye gets nabbed by the Witch Hunters, Cassie and Diana tap into their dark magic in an effort to save her. Somehow you just know Daddy Dearest is going to pop up to make some trouble. And Dawn and Charles, those other Parents of the Year, attempt to regain their powers.

Here's a promo:

Person of Interest (CBS) 9 p.m. - "No Good Deed"

Reese and Finch discover a government conspiracy is after their latest person of interest.

Here's a preview:

Touch (Fox) 9 p.m. - "Music of the Spheres"

Martin's attempts to follow Jake's clues lead to a corrupt parole officer, a Brazilian street guitarist and info about one of Teller's patients. Meanwhile, Jake makes a connection with another boy who doesn't speak.

Here's a look:

Awake (NBC) 10 p.m. - "Say Hello to My Little Friend"

Britten finds himself trapped in one reality and he can't seem to get back to Rex. Meanwhile, his memories of the accident bring him to a realization.

Here's a preview:

Other Thursday shows of interest:

On the season-five finale of CBS's The Big Bang Theory (8 p.m.), Howard and Bernadette decide to marry before his NASA mission, leading the gang to leap into action to put on the wedding in "The Countdown Reflection."

Friday, May 11

Fringe (Fox) 9 p.m. - "Brave New World, Part 2"

Part two of the two-part season finale! Yikes! After last week's shocking penultimate episode that led to the departure of two characters and the return of another, you can bet there's going to be a thrilling conclusion to the season as Olivia and the Fringe team try to stop the end of the worlds as they know them.

Here's a look, but beware ... there are spoilers if you haven't seen Part 1:

Grimm (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Big Feet"

It's a Grimm take on the Bigfoot legend when a double homicide leads Nick to a friend of Monroe's who has a condition that keeps him from reverting into human form. Meanwhile, Hank runs into something he can't explain.

Here's a preview:

Supernatural (The CW) 9 p.m. - "There Will Be Blood"

Sam and Dean go on the hunt for three items to help them take down Dick Roman and the Leviathans. Meanwhile, Bobby tries a ghost trick, which turns out to have a catch.

Here's a promo:

Other Friday shows of interest:

On the Travel Channel's The Dead Files (10 p.m.), Amy and Steve probe ghostly reports in a historic home that may involve a murder in "A Watery Grave - Elizabeth City, North Carolina."

Saturday, May 12

Growth (Syfy) 9 p.m.

It's another Saturday night at the movies for Syfy, so it must be time for a science-gone-awry story. The tale begins in when a breakthrough is made in parasitic research involving human evolution on an island, and something goes horribly wrong. Twenty years later, the daughter of one of the original victims returns to sell her family's property. Let's just say that's a bad idea. Growth stars Mircea Monroe, Christopher Shand, Brian Krause and Nora Kirkpatrick.

Here's a look:

Sunday, May 13

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8 p.m. - "A Land Without Magic"

Season-one finale! It's the ultimate battle of good vs. evil in both worlds.

Here's a preview:

Game of Thrones (HBO) 9 p.m. - "A Man Without Honor"

Daenerys gets an invitation to the House of the Undying, Cersei gives advice to Sansa, and Jon gets lost in the wilderness.

Here's a promo:

Masterpiece Mystery! (PBS) 9 p.m. - "Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville"

Sherlock and Watson end up on the case of a murder that happened 20 years earlier that just might involve a monstrous hound and a top-secret military base that was involved in animal-mutation experiments. Russell Tovey (BBC's Being Human) guest-stars.

Here's a preview:

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