TV THIS WEEK: Peter Pan's Neverland prequel, Trek Nation and more!

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Dec 15, 2012

It's miniseries time for Syfy as the channel heads into the Peter Pan of it all for a prequel called Neverland. The march of the midseason finales continues as Supernatural signs off with a big Bobby story, and Terra Nova gives us plenty of dino action when Taylor and Mira face off in the jungle.

Elsewhere, Sanctuary is on the move with a special Tuesday night episode that brings back Tesla, the Black Dahlia visits the Murder House on American Horror Story, there's a documentary look at Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek on Trek Nation, future beetles and Connor's anomaly cause trouble on Primeval, and we find out more about Prince Charming on Once Upon a Time.

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

Monday, Nov. 28

Terra Nova (Fox) 8 p.m. - "Now You See Me"

Taylor and Mira have to battle it out against dinosaurs and each other in the jungle, and Jim continues the hunt for the Sixer mole. Meanwhile, Zoe has a difficult choice to make when it comes to the dinosaur she's been raising.

Here's a preview and a dino-laden sneak peek:

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Sanctuary (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Chimera"

When Magnus and Tesla end up in a virtual Sanctuary, they run into Adam Worth in avatar form as he plots to re-enter the real world. Apparently, even in death, you can't keep a good bad guy down.

Here's a sneak peek:

Other Tuesday shows of interest:

On USA's Covert Affairs (10 p.m.), Annie spies on an MI6 operative (Tony Curran) who's trying to get access to the Smithsonian in "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Trek Nation (Science) 8 p.m.

Rod Roddenberry narrates this documentary about his father, Gene Roddenberry, and the legacy left by Star Trek, which includes interviews with people connected to Trek or influenced by Roddenberry's vision, including J.J. Abrams, Nichelle Nichols and George Lucas.

Here's a look:

Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Membership Denied"

TAPS takes on the spirits of Hartford Elks Lodge #19 in Connecticut, which is reported to have phantom voices and doors that jiggle on their own. They also pay a visit to Morse Mill Hotel in Missouri.

Here's a promo:

American Horror Story (FX) 10 p.m. - "Spooky Little Girl"

The Black Dahlia (Mena Suvari) pops by to visit the Murder House. Meanwhile, Constance learns more about what Tate's done.

Here's a preview:

Other Wednesday shows of interest:

After Trek Nation, the Science Channel offers up Prophets of Science Fiction (10 p.m.) with a look at "Arthur C. Clarke." On Syfy's Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (10 p.m.), the team investigates a poltergeist at a Texas bar and footage of a flying witch in Mexico in "Bar Fright/Mexico City Cave." And on USA's Psych (10 p.m.), William Shatner guest-stars as Juliet's con-man father, who seeks to reunite with his daughter in "In for a Penny ..."

Thursday, Dec. 1

Burn Notice (USA) 10 p.m. - "Depth Perception"

Sam and Michael get involved in helping Beatriz (Ilza Rosario), who is running from a Russian spy. Meanwhile, Jesse and Fiona end up in the Cayman Islands running a financial errand for Anson.

Here's a promo:

Other Thursday shows of interest:

National Geographic has a couple of interesting offerings. In Finding the Next Earth (9 p.m.) scientists compete to discover another living world. And in The Truth Behind... (10 p.m.), it's a look at the truth behind "UFOs."

Friday, Dec. 2

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network) 8 p.m. - "Slaves of the Republic"

Anakin, Ahoska and Obi-Wan continue their hunt for a missing colony of people.

Here's a sneak peek:

Supernatural (The CW) 9 p.m. - "Death's Door"

Midseason finale! It's not looking too good for Bobby as he revisits his past. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean race to complete a high-stakes mission.

Here's a preview:

Other Friday shows of interest:

On the Cartoon Network's Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (7:30 p.m.) it's "A Knight to Remember." On CBS's A Gifted Man (8 p.m.), Kate and Michael attempt to aid a patient with a deadly virus "In Case of Abnormal Rhythm." On The CW's Nikita (8 p.m.), Nikita tries to steal another Black Box from a Guardian while Michael is out of town in "Guardians." And on the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures (9 p.m.), the team probes a home that was used as a field hospital during the Civil War.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Primeval (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "Episode 4"

The Connor-created anomaly opens the door for an infestation of future beetles that triggers a lockdown of the ARC. When Philip threatens to burn the building down, the team must figure out a way to deal with the beetles and save the ARC. Hint to random guards etc. on this show (okay, let's just call them "redshirts") ... when bugs start to spill out of an anomaly, run! You're about to have a really bad day.

Here's a preview:

Sunday, Dec. 4

Once Upon a Time (CBS) 8 p.m. - "The Shepherd"

In the fairytale world, Prince Charming finds his destiny altered. And in the real world, when David falls for Mary Margaret, he must make a choice between her and Kathryn.

Here's a look:

Neverland (Syfy) 9 p.m.

Part one of a two-part miniseries! In this Peter Pan prequel, a young gang of pickpockets grab a magical orb that transports them to a strange land where events happen that took place before Hook became Captain, before the Lost Boys became lost and before Peter Pan met Wendy. Neverland comes from writer/director Nick Willing (Alice, Tin Man) and stars Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Charlie Rowe, Bob Hoskins and Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinker Bell. Part two airs Monday, Dec. 5, at 9 p.m.

Here's a preview:

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