TV THIS WEEK: Stargate and Smallville sign off forever, and more!

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Dec 14, 2012

It's a big week for Stargate and Smallville fans as Stargate Universe and The CW's Superman prequel end their runs. After 14 years of Stargate and 10 years of Smallville, television is not going to be the same without them. This week, we'll also get season finales for The Vampire Diaries and Nikita.

Also, Chuck and Sarah have a rescue mission to take care of before their wedding on Chuck, Sophia puts her plan for wiping out the humans into action on The Event, Will and Henry's double date gets complicated on Sanctuary, Howard tells his mother he's getting married on The Big Bang Theory, Damon finds that dying isn't easy on The Vampire Diaries, Alex goes rogue on Nikita, Morgan's castle gets attacked on Camelot, the Doctor believes there may be another Time Lord alive but in trouble on Doctor Who, Rob Estes stars in a Hallmark movie called Edge of the Garden, The Cleveland Show heads to Comic-Con and the King issues orders Ned struggles with on Game of Thrones.

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 that have sci-fi content or guest stars.

Monday, May 9

Chuck (NBC) 8 p.m. - "Chuck Versus the Last Details"

Vivian Volkoff snatches Chuck's mom (Linda Hamilton) just as he and Sarah are making last-minute preparations for their wedding. Meanwhile, Morgan has his own close encounter with Vivian while attending to his best-man duties, and Ellie plots out the rehearsal dinner.

Here's a preview:

The Event (NBC) 9 p.m. - "One Will Live, One Will Die"

Sterling allies himself with Simon in hopes of getting an antidote to save the president. Meanwhile, Sophia infects Leila with the biological weapon with plans to unleash it on the human race, and Sean and Vicky continue their efforts to stop the alien leader.

Here's a promo:

Stargate Universe (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Gauntlet"

Series finale! After nearly 14 years of Stargate on television, the Stargate will finally close with Stargate Universe. While the Drone storyline hasn't been as intriguing as the crew learning they had descendants via other versions of themselves, and I've missed the complex battles between Col. Young and Rush as they've started to work together to survive, it is undoubtedly the end of an era. In the final episode, the crew discover they are in deeper trouble than they thought when they learn the Drones are waiting for them at every planet with a Stargate. How do you think the series should end?

Here's a preview and a sneak peek:

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

Will and Henry's plans for a double date get interrupted when Magnus asks them to make a delivery involving an Abnormal, and the creature escapes.

Here's a preview and a sneak peek:

Thursday, May 12

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8 p.m. - "The Engagement Reaction"

Howard's mother has an extreme reaction when he tells her he's marrying Bernadette, which lands her in the hospital. Meanwhile, Sheldon braves his hospital phobia.

Here's a look:

The Vampire Diaries (The CW) 8 p.m. - "As I Lay Dying"

Season-two finale! It's another huge finale for Diaries as Elena and gang discover the consequences of Klaus' deeds. And as Damon suffers from the results of the werewolf bite, a town-square showing of Gone With the Wind leads to memories of Katherine in 1864.

Here's an extended promo:

Nikita (The CW) 9 p.m. - "Pandora"

Part two of the two-part season finale! Alex goes rogue, while Percy tries to take over the CIA. Meanwhile, Nikita's in danger, and with Michael trapped at Division, can he save her?

Here's a preview:

Friday, May 13

Smallville (The CW) 8 p.m. - "Finale"

Two-hour series finale! Lex alert! Michael Rosenbaum returns as Lex (finally!) for the finale. While there's not much info about the episode's story, according to the press release: "The story of Clark Kent (Tom Welling) culminates in this epic two-hour series finale as Clark takes the last step to becoming the Man of Steel. With surprise guest appearances, nods to the first few seasons of the series and Michael Rosenbaum's return as Lex Luthor, this final episode wraps up a decade-long story following one man's journey to becoming the world's greatest superhero." With John Glover, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider on board, it almost seems like old times.

Here's a preview:

Camelot (Starz) 10 p.m. - "The Long Night"

Morgan plays nice and holds a grand feast for King Arthur and his knights at her castle. But when the castle is attacked Athur's knights and Morgan's warriors must battle together to ward off the invaders. However, Merlin begins to suspect something is wrong.

Here's a look:

Other Friday shows of interest:

On Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place (8 p.m.) Zeke decides to wrestle retired wrestler Muy Macho, who's returning to the ring but attempts to get Justin to use magic to help him win. On the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures (9 p.m.) the "Kentucky Slave House" is explored. And on the Animal Planet's The Haunted (10 p.m.), an inn which has paranormal activities in one of its rooms is investigated in "Murder in Room 12."

Saturday, May 14

Doctor Who (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "The Doctor's Wife"

When the Doctor gets a distress signal, he believes another Time Lord might be alive, and he rushes to the rescue, putting his companions in danger. The episode was written by Neil Gaiman and features the Ood. But does it feature a wife for the Doctor?

Here's a preview and a sneak peek:

Edge of the Garden (Hallmark) 9 p.m.

In this Hallmark movie, Rob Estes stars as a workaholic who buys a run-down cottage in Maine. When he falls for a woman (Sarah Manninen) he encounters in his garden, he discovers she's from the 1960s.

Here's a look:

Sunday, May 15

The Cleveland Show (Fox) 9:30 p.m. - "Hot Cocoa Bang Bang"

Eliza Dushku and Katee Sackhoff alert! In the season-two finale, the Brown-Tubbses head to Comic-Con so Cleveland can sell a comic book and Donna can tell director Robert Rodriguez (voicing himself) what she thinks of him screening an old blaxploitation film she started in. Guest voices include Dushku, Danny Trejo, Bones' Emily Deschanel and Sackoff (in a hologram).

Game of Thrones (HBO) 9 p.m. - "The Wolf and the Lion"

The King's order of assassination does not sit well with Ned, who clashes with Robert over how to proceed. Meanwhile, Arya overhears a threat against her father.

What are you going to watch?

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