The fall TV season is starting up in earnest this week. There are tons of new and returning shows, including the long-awaited Joss Whedon restoration. Plus Person of Interest, Once Upon a Time... and the end of Breaking Bad. Check out clips and details for all of this week's television below!
Top image: Person of Interest
Adventure Time (7 PM, Cartoon Network):
Check out a clip! Yet again, Finn is having to pretend to be in love with a lady who's not his type. I feel like this is one of the show's go-to plot ideas, but they keep finding ways to shake it up:
'Love Games' — Slime Princess needs a husband or else she’ll loose [sic] the Slime Kingdom to her obnoxious sis. Finn steps in to save the day, but first they will need to win a series of Love Games to prove to Slime Princess’s dad that they are really in love. This is definitely NOT what Finn signed up for!
That's followed by Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, and Mad.
Sleepy Hollow (9 PM, Fox):
Check out a sneak peek! The fact that the episode blurbs un-selfconsciously include phrases like "which witch is which" is a big part of why this show is such a fun time:
ICHABOD AND ABBIE TRY TO DETERMINE WHICH WITCH IS WHICH? ON AN ALL-NEW "SLEEPY HOLLOW" MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, ON FOX
Still adjusting to his 21st century reality, ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison) and Det. ABBIE MILLS (Nicole Beharie) move forward in their mission to unravel the mysteries lurking in Sleepy Hollow. A frightful vision from Ichabod's former wife, KATRINA (Katia Winter), sends the unlikely duo on the hunt for a vengeful witch from the 1700s who has been awoken by unknown evils and is on a path of destruction in the quaint town. Meanwhile, despite all odds, Officer ANDY BROOKS (John Cho) is back and on a questionable mission of his own.
Also on TV tonight: At 10 PM, there's the season premiere of the frequently geek reference-filled Castle on ABC.
Agents of SHIELD (8 PM, ABC):
It feels like we've been waiting a billion years for this show, and it's finally here. Joss Whedon co-writes and directs the pilot, which is chock full of cute moments, a lot of them focused on reminding you why you love Phil Coulson. Here's the skinny:
AGENT PHIL COULSON IS BACK IN ACTION! THIS FALL HE ASSEMBLES A DEDICATED, HIGHLY SELECT GROUP OF AGENTS FOR THE WORLDWIDE LAW-ENFORCEMENT AGENCY KNOWN AS S.H.I.E.L.D., WITH THEIR FIRST ASSIGNMENT TO TRACK DOWN AN ORDINARY MAN WITH EXTRAORDINARY POWERS - POWERS WHICH COULD HAVE DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES — ON THE PREMIERE OF ABC'S "MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D."
Joss Whedon, the creative genius behind the feature film "Marvel's The Avengers," one of the highest grossing films of all time, and of the iconic television series "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," has co-created "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," a dynamic, action-packed one-hour drama that brings back Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) to lead a team of highly skilled agents to investigate extra-normal and super human people and events worldwide. The series premieres TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
These agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have a mission: To investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary.
In the premiere episode, "Pilot," it's just after the battle of New York, and now that the existence of super heroes and aliens has become public knowledge, the world is trying to come to grips with this new reality. Agent Phil Coulson is back in action and has his eye on a mysterious group called The Rising Tide. In order to track this unseen, unknown enemy, he has assembled a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division). The group's first assignment together as a team finds them trying to track down an ordinary man who has gained extraordinary powers. Powers that could have devastating consequences.
Person of Interest (10 PM, CBS):
And meanwhile, this show is also back — and by all accounts, we're going to be exploring the implications of an all-seeing A.I. a lot more this season. Check out two sneak peeks, and here are more details:
"Liberty" - The Machine, now completely self-governed with its whereabouts unknown, resumes giving Finch its "irrelevant" numbers for people in danger, which include a U.S. naval officer in town for Fleet Week. However, with so many sailors flooding the streets of New York City, finding the officer in time presents an even bigger challenge for Reese and Shaw. Meanwhile, Carter has been demoted to a patrol officer as a result of her being set up by the corrupt police crime organization HR, and sets a plan in motion to eradicate them for good. Also, Root tests the boundaries of her new asylum surroundings.
Also on TV tonight: There's a new Total Drama All-Stars on Cartoon Network at 7. Syfy has a new Face/Off, plus the first episode of a new reality show about superfans, Fangasm. There's a new Doomsday Castle on National Geographic at 10 PM.
Johnny Test/Teen Titans Go! (7:00 PM, Cartoon Network):
First the Test family goes skiing and Johnny finds the Abominable Snowman. Then the Titans become Voltron, sort of, with a robot that needs all five Titans to control — but Robin feels like he's not important enough as the pilot of the left leg, so he makes some changes. That's followed by Annoying Orange.
Revolution (8 PM, NBC):
And here's another show that's back. It sounds like the lights are once again off, which means everybody's dancing in the dark. Yes, like Bruce Springsteen.
IT'S A NEW WORLD FOR OUR HEROES, EVEN MORE DANGEROUS AND MYSTERIOUS THAN EVER - In last year's finale, our heroes made the treacherous journey to the Tower and were able to turn on the power, but at what cost? The effects of this move prove to be catastrophic for everyone. Now, Miles (Billy Burke), Aaron (Zak Orth) and Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) have found themselves in a mysterious small town, in the great nation of Texas where Rachel unexpectedly encounters an important figure from her past. Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) finds herself on a mission in the Plains Nation while Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) and Jason (JD Pardo) search a refugee camp for a lost loved one. Meanwhile, Monroe (David Lyons) has discovered a gritty role in his new environment.
Skeletons of the Sahara (10 PM, PBS):
Time to bone up (see what I did there?) on desert burial grounds: " Travel to the Sahara with scientist Paul Sereno to excavate an ancient human cemetery."
Also on TV tonight: At 8 PM, there are two new episodes of DigFellas on the Travel Channel. At 9 PM, there's a new Unexplained Files on Science, focusing on spontaneous human combustion.
Dragons: Defenders of Berk (7:30 PM, Cartoon Network):
Yep, it's metallurgy and adventure! "'The Iron Gronkle' – When Meatlug begins producing a type of iron more powerful than anything Berk has ever seen, the oft-neglected Fishlegs becomes the most popular man in town." Also at 7 PM, there's a new Legends of Chima.
Also on TV tonight: At 8 PM, CBS has the season premiere of Big Bang Theory, followed by a second new episode, and at 10 PM, there's the season premiere of Elementary. At 9 PM, there's a new Mysteries at the Museum on Travel. Also at 10 PM, there's a new Unsealed: Alien Files on DA, dealing with "Nazis and UFOs." And a new NTSF:SD:SUV on Adult Swim at 12:15 AM.
Legend of Korra (7 PM, Nickelodeon):
The second half of the "civil wars" two-parter, in which Korra's parents get wrongfully arrested for attempting to assassinate Chief Unalaq, and Korra has to spring them.
The Neighbors (8:30 PM, ABC):
More alien hijinks:
'September Fools' - Larry sets out to pull an epic prank on the Weavers after they explain to him what April Fools' Day is. Meanwhile Reggie, with help from Jackie, tries to convince Amber that he doesn't have feelings for his Zabvronian soulmate (guest star Megan Park as Jane)
Haven (10 PM, Syfy):
Duke tries to convince his half-brother Wade to leave town. And meanwhile, Nathan and Dwight are investigating a series of corpses drained of blood. Just another day, in other words.
Also on TV tonight: There's a new Kaijudo: Clash of the Duel Masters at 6:30 PM on the Hub. Plus a new Dog with a Blog at 8:30 PM and a new Phineas & Ferb on Disney at 9:15 PM.
Beware The Batman (10 AM, Cartoon Network):
This week: "Batman and Katana are in a race against time to escape a chemical weapons facility before it’s destroyed."
Also on TV today: Disney XD has a new Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures at 7 AM, and then a new Max Steel at 8 AM, followed by a new Packages from Planet X. The Hub apparently has a new Pound Puppies at 9:30 AM, and a new She-Zow at 12:30 PM. Nickelodeon has a new Monsters Vs. Aliens at noon. Disney XD has a new Slugterra at 10 PM.
Ultimate Spider-Man/Avengers Assemble (11 AM, Disney XD):
Didn't get enough Phil Coulson on Tuesday? Here he is again, in animated form — Spidey teams up with Wolverine and Captain America to deal with a threat to SHIELD. And then the Avengers all learn what it's like to be the Hulk, after the Red Skull launches a Gamma attack that turns them all into Hulks — with the Hulk and the Black Widow the only ones who can stop the Hulk-Vengers.
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited (8 PM, BBC America):
This survey of all the stars of Doctor Who over the years gets up to the new series at last, with a special about Christopher Eccleston, the man without whom we might not have a new series. In just one year, Eccleston redefined the Doctor for the 21st century, and now at last he's getting his much-deservred props.
Animation Domination (8 PM, Fox):
The animated bloc is back, with new episodes of The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy and American Dad. In the Simpsons premiere, Homer comes back from a convention and seems to have been brainwashed, causing Lisa to call the Feds. In Family Guy, Peter becomes convinced a restaurant placemat is a treasure map. On , Steve and Snot use a cloning machine to create dates for themselves for the high school prom.
Once Upon a Time (9 PM, ABC):
This fairytale series is back, and this time we're invading Neverland. Check out a couple of sneak peeks, and here are the deets:
EMMA, SNOW, CHARMING, RUMPLESTILTSKIN, HOOK AND REGINA ENTER NEVERLAND TO SAVE HENRY BUT ARE GREETED BY A SCHOOL OF NOT-SO-FRIENDLY MERMAIDS WHO THREATEN TO END THEIR SEARCH BEFORE IT BEGINS, AND NEAL - WITH MULAN'S AID IN THE ENCHANTED FOREST - TRIES TO DISCOVER THE FATES OF EMMA AND HENRY, ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC'S "ONCE UPON A TIME"
Master storytellers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz ("Lost," "Tron: Legacy") invite everyone to join Emma Swan, Snow White, Prince Charming, Rumplestiltskin, Hook and the Evil Queen Regina as they travel through a portal on the Jolly Roger in an effort to reach Neverland and save Henry. But Neverland is a much darker place than you remember, and in order for our heroes to accomplish their mission, they'll have to face a foe more powerful than the Dark One himself. What does Peter Pan want with Henry? Can our heroes put aside their differences and work together? Will Aurora, Mulan and Prince Phillip be able to nurse Neal back to health and reunite him with his family? New fairytale characters will be revealed and old acquaintances will be revisited. So think of a wonderful thought... because our Neverland's going to be a fever dream that just won't break.
In the season premiere episode, "Heart of the Truest Believer," as Emma, Mary Margaret, David, Regina, Mr. Gold and Hook enter Neverland to search for a kidnapped Henry, they're greeted by a school of not-to-friendly mermaids who threaten to end their search before it begins; Henry finds himself on the run from the Lost Boys with another escapee from Peter Pan's encampment; and Neal, recovering from his wounds, travels through the Enchanted Forest with Mulan in an attempt to learn the fates of Emma and Henry.
It's preceded by a one-hour special to get you up to speed, at 8 PM.
Breaking Bad (9 PM, AMC):
The series finale! All we know is it's called "Felina," so maybe Walt gets done in by a race of cat people. And creator Vince Gilligan has said the episode will be "polarizing."
Masters of Sex (10 PM, Showtime):
A new show about Masters and Johnson, the famous sexologists. Here's what to expect:
Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan... will portray the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance and pop-culture trajectory of Masters and Johnson. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. The series is an adaptation of Thomas Maier's book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love.
Also on TV today: There are new episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! on Nicktoons at 11:30 AM. There's the season premiere of Winx Club on Nickelodeon at 1 PM. At midnight, there's a new Aqua Teen Hunger Force on Adult Swim, followed by a new Squidbillies!.