TV THIS WEEK: An Alphas farewell, a Munsters reboot + much more

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Dec 17, 2012

Alphas signs off for its second season with a little help from Summer Glau, The Munsters is reborn as Mockingbird Lane, and DC's Deadshot arrives to challenge Arrow.

Also this week, Halloween is popping up all over as Grimm's Monroe visits Face Off, the Zabyronians have trouble with Halloween on The Neighbors, found footage leads Sam and Dean to trouble on Supernatural, Jason and the crew investigate a former factory on Ghost Hunters, an exorcist arrives at Briarcliff on American Horror Story: Asylum, Sam and Marcus begin negotiations with the U.S. government on Last Resort, and Buzz Aldrin guest-stars on a Halloween episode of The Big Bang Theory.

And the new vampire hunter becomes a problem on The Vampire Diaries, Cat gets put on leave on Beauty and the Beast, Reese tries to save a mob enforcer on Person of Interest, Holmes can't let go of a case on Elementary, Nick and Hank might be seeing ghosts on Grimm, Audrey and the gang get stuck in a haunted house on Haven, the zombies rise on Syfy's Rise of the Zombies, The Good Witch is back for The Good Witch's Charm, it's all about magic for Regina on Once Upon a Time, the Drake gets decked out for Halloween on 666 Park Avenue, and the story shifts back to Andrea and Michonne on The Walking Dead,

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

Monday, Oct. 22

Alphas (Syfy) 8 p.m. - "God's Eye"

Season-two finale! Summer Glau is back for the big finale as Skylar joins the Alpha team to try and save the world from Stanton Parish's evil plan. Meanwhile, a distraught Rosen tries to face Parish on his own.

Here's a preview:

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Face Off (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Scene of the Crime"

Grimm alert! Yes, things are getting Grimm over at Face Off as the final four face their latest challenge, to create a creature from the NBC fairy-tale series. Silas Weir Mitchell, who plays Monroe on Grimm, guest-judges.

Here's a promo:

Hot Set (Syfy) 10:00 p.m. - "Super Villain's Lair"

Two dueling production designers must tap into their inner evil to create the ultimate lair for a supervillain.

Here's a look:

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Arrow (The CW) 8 p.m. - "Lone Gunman"

Deadshot alert! Michael Rowe guest-stars as the DC supervillain who takes a shot at the Arrow. In the episode, the assassin Deadshot kills Oliver's latest target and then goes after Walter. So Oliver brings in Detective Lance to help him take the assassin down. Elsewhere, Laurel and Tommy find themselves caught in an awkward situation.

Here's a look:

The Neighbors (ABC) 8:30 p.m. - "Halloween-ween"

As the Weavers plan their first Halloween in the suburbs, the Zabvronians aren't too sure about the holiday. Meanwhile, the Weaver kids don't like their parents' Halloween plans.

Here's a sneak peek:

Supernatural (The CW) 9 p.m. - "Bitten"

It looks like we're in for a "found footage" episode as Sam and Dean head to a college town to investigate a strange murder that appears to involve an animal attack. That puts them right in the middle of a student film that has clues to the crime.

Here's a look:

Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Fear Factory"

TAPS travels to Claremont, N.H., to investigate a building that was once a show and furniture factory.

Here's a preview:

American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) 10 p.m. - "Tricks and Treats"

An exorcist is summoned to Briarcliff when the Monsignor comes to believe a farm boy is possessed. Meanwhile, Sister Jude reveals a dark secret. Zachary Quinto joins the cast as Dr. Oliver Thredson.

Here's a look:

Other Wednesday shows of interest:

On Syfy's Paranormal Witness (10 p.m.), Newlyweds discover nasty secrets about the previous occupants of their new home in "The Tenants."

Thursday, Oct. 25

Last Resort (ABC) 8 p.m. - "Skeleton Crew"

Sam and Marcus try to negotiate with the U.S. government. Elsewhere, Grace takes command of the Colorado

Here's a look:

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8 p.m. - "The Holographic Excitation"

It's Halloween, so the gang goes to Stuart's comic book shop to celebrate. Meanwhile, Leonard tries to seduce Penny with science. Buzz Aldrin guest-stars.

Here's a look, at least for the first 10 seconds of the promo:

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

The new vampire hunter tries to convince Jeremy to help him flush out the vamps in town. Meanwhile, Elena has issues when Rebekah shows up at school, so Stefan takes her on a thrill ride to show her that being a vampire can be fun.

Here's a promo:

Beauty and the Beast (The CW) 9 p.m. - "All In"

When Cat interferes with a murder investigation, she's placed on leave. Elsewhere, Vincent is hunted.

Here's a preview:

Person of Interest (CBS) 9 p.m. - "Triggerman"

Reese and Finch's latest person of interest is a mob enforcer, who's fallen for his latest target. Meanwhile, Finch finds help with an unlikely source.

Elementary (CBS) 10 p.m. - "Rat Race"

When Holmes decides that the death of a Wall Street exec is suspicious, he can't let it go. Meanwhile, Watson considers dating again.

Here's a look:

Friday, Oct. 26

Mockingbird Lane (NBC) 8 p.m.

Halloween special! Just in time for Halloween, this The Munsters reboot is the pilot for the proposed series that promises to have "a darker edge and tone." Whether the "reimagination" works or not, you've got to appreciate the cast and crew. From Pushing Daisies' Brian Fuller and X-Men's Brian Singer, the series stars Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster and Portia de Rossi as Lily Munster.

Here's a look:

Grimm (NBC) 9 p.m. - "La Lloranna"

Special Halloween episode! Ghosts on Grimm? Nick and Hank dig into a real Hispanic legend about a spirit that kidnaps children and drowns them. Meanwhile, Monroe takes action against some neighborhood bullies.

Here's a preview:

Fringe (Fox) 9 p.m. - "The Bullet That Saved the World"

Broyles surfaces and the Fringe team weighs whether or not they can trust him. Meanwhile, the team gets trapped in hostile territory.

Here's a preview:

Haven (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Real Estate"

Special Halloween episode! Game of Thrones' Iain Glen guest-stars in this episode that takes the gang to a haunted house.

Here's a preview:

Other Friday shows of interest:

On the Bio Channel's My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera (9 p.m.), the ghost of a woman appears in a 19th-century jail. Then, on the channel's Cursed (10 p.m.), a man believes he's cursed for taking a witch's relics in "Tempting Fate." On the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures (9 p.m.), Zak and the gang probe paranormal activity in Cripple Creek, a Colorado mining town. And on the channel's The Dead Files Revisited (10 p.m.), there are updates on previous investigations of a community theater in Vancouver and a restaurant in Asbury Park, N.J.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Bedlam (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "Jude"

Ellie shocks Max with a startling revelation. And Dan has a revelation of his own to tell Warren.

Rise of the Zombies (Syfy) 9 p.m.

Yearly Halloween zombie flick in honor of Halloween and The Walking Dead alert! This Syfy Saturday night movie follows survivors of a zombie apocalypse as they search to find a scientist who may be able to stop the plague. The movie stars Mariel Hemingway, Star Trek: The Next Generation's LeVar Burton, Grindhouse's Danny Trejo and 3rd Rock From The Sun's French Stewart.

Here's a preview:

The Good Witch's Charm (Hallmark) 9 p.m.

The fifth installment of The Good Witch films. In this one, Cassie finds herself dealing with tabloid fallout when an interview goes wrong and she's suspected of being a witch.

Here's a look:

Other Saturday shows of interest:

On Bio's Celebrity Ghost Stories (9 p.m.), celebs Lewis Black, Meshach Taylor and Samantha Harris relate their own paranormal experiences. And then, on the channel's The Haunting of... (10 p.m.), Beverley Mitchell visits Pennhurst Asylum in this new series about celebrities who share their paranormal experiences with psychic medium Kim Russo.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8 p.m. - "The Doctor"

Regina decides to subdue her magic for Henry's sake, but she begins to see a ghost from her past. Meanwhile, Emma is suspicious of a survivor from an Ogre massacre, and in the fairy-tale world Regina attempts to master the dark arts.

Here's a look:

666 Park Avenue (ABC) 10:01 p.m. - "A Crowd of Demons"

Special Halloween episode! Got to love an episode with a title like "A Crowd of Demons"! In this episode Olivia gets ready for the annual Halloween costume gala at the Drake, which is reminiscent of a murderous Halloween night in 1929. Meanwhile, Jane continues to see the spirit from the suitcase, and Henry meets a media consultant who takes an interest in him.

Here's a promo:

The Walking Dead (AMC) 9 p.m. - "Walk With Me"

Andrea and Michonne run into a new group of survivors, but troubles arise.

Here's a look:

Talking Dead (AMC) 11 p.m.

Chris Hardwick hosts as The Walking Dead cast, crew and fans discuss the latest episode of the series, "Walk With Me."

Other Sunday shows of interest:

On Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence (9 p.m.) the hairy guy is investigated in Minnesota. On the Travel Channel double-header of Making Monsters (8 and 9 p.m.), Dick Van Dyke orders something scary for Halloween in "A Monster in Malibu," and then the team must make a 25-foot talking skeleton for Creepywoods Haunted Forest in Kingsville, Md., in "Mega Monsters." And there's two original episodes of TLC's Long Island Medium (9 & 9:30 p.m.).

What are you going to watch?

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