TV THIS WEEK: Peter faces Walternate on Fringe, The Fades and more!

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Dec 16, 2012

Sci-fi TV is back in action as Peter travels Over There on the return of Fringe, Nicholas Lea goes all Eliot Ness on Supernatural, and The Fades premieres on BBC America.

Also, Charisma Carpenter pops up on The Lying Game, Erica Durance sports a Wonder Woman outfit on Harry's Law, Ghost Hunters returns for an eighth season, Face Off heads to Oz on the show's second premiere, Caroline turns 18 on The Vampire Diaries, Faye taps into her dark side on The Secret Circle, Carter joins the team on Person of Interest, Bo Derek kisses Morgan on Chuck, an ogre has issues on Grimm, Lancelot tries to save Merlin on Merlin, the animated Blade premieres, Syfy explores what happens when worlds collide in Collision Earth, and Hansel and Gretel get the Once Upon a Time treatment.

Here's what we have to look forward to this week on sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal and spy-fi TV, and a look at non-sci-fi shows that feature sci-fi stars or subject matter.

Monday, Jan. 9

The Lying Game (ABC Family) 9 p.m. - "When We Dead Awaken"

Charisma Carpenter alert! We just can't pass up an opportunity to mark our calendars when Buffy and Angel's Cordelia shows up. Carpenter joins the cast of The Lying Game as Rebecca "Annie" Sewell, Char's mysterious and long-absent aunt.

Wednesday, Jan. 11

Harry's Law (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Gorilla My Dreams"

Erica Durance alert! Wonder Woman alert! Okay, it's an Erica Durance/Wonder Woman alert! Durance plays a vigilante who takes on Wonder Woman's persona to avenge abused women. Meanwhile, Harry decides to adopt a gorilla.

Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Roller Ghoster"

Season eight premiere! TAPS is back to investigate Kings Island amusement park in Ohio, which is reported to be haunted by the spirit of a girl. The team also heads to New Hampshire to help a family who believe they have a ghost problem.

Here's a promo:

Face Off (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Return to Oz"

Season two premiere! They're off to see the Wizard as 14 aspiring makeup artists begin the reality competition by attempting to re-imagine the iconic characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Here's a promo:

Thursday, Jan. 12

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

Caroline's friends plan a surprise party for her 18th birthday. What could possibly go wrong? Meanwhile, Damon and Stefan have very different opinions about how to handle Klaus, and Alaric runs into his pretty doctor again.

Here's a preview and a sneak peek: