The Bible rules television this week. First, Damien brings the Antichrist to TV—and competes with Lucifer! Then ABC unveils its long-delayed Bible soap opera Of Kings and Prophets. Also, Joe Dante directs Legends of Tomorrow! The return of Agents of SHIELD! If that weren’t enough, Jonathan Frakes, Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz make the leap to the MAU! All on This Week’s TV.
Gotham (8PM, FOX)
A Dead Man Feels No Cold
“As Gordon, Bullock and Barnes continue the search for Victor Fries (guest star Nathan Darrow), they are forced to look to his wife, Nora (guest-star Kristen Hager), for help. Meanwhile, Penguin is introduced to Hugo Strange (guest star BD Wong), and Alfred reveals some crucial information to Bruce about his parents’ murderer .”
Bates Motel (9PM, A&E)
A Danger to Himself and Others
The Magicians (9PM, SYFY)
The Strangled Heart
“The Beast hatches a deadly new plot against the students of Brakebills, and not everyone will survive. And Julia tries to put her Hedge Witch life behind her.”
Lucifer (9PM, FOX)
“In attempt to find the contents of his stolen container, Lucifer enlists the help of an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Chloe digs deeper into the Palmetto case, uncovering a lead that might finally expose the truth.”
Blindspot (10PM, NBC)
Scientists Hollow Fortune
“After a disturbed Iraq War vet shoots up a military base, the team exposes a sinister plot. As Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) race to stop a single-minded scientist, Jane recalls her own mysterious military past and contemplates a new relationship with Oscar (guest star Francois Arnaud).”
Damien (10PM, A&E)
The Beast Rises
Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny - that he is the Antichrist.
Series premiere! Read our spoiler-free review here.
Lost Girl (10PM, SYFY)
Follow the Yellow Trick Road
“Under lockdown, the gang rallies to save one of their own.”
Hallelujah, Kenzi’s back this week! (In a fashion…)
Also on Monday: Wander Over Yonder (8:30PM, DISNEY XD), A Girl in the River (HBO, 9PM), Better Call Saul (10PM, AMC), Bitten (11PM, SYFY)
Agents of SHIELD (9PM, ABC)
“In the midseason premiere, “Bouncing Back,” in the aftermath of his trip to Maveth, Coulson is more determined than ever to get to Gideon Malick and put an end to Hydra once and for all. Meanwhile, Daisy and the team encounter more Inhumans who have powers like they’ve never seen before, but will they be friends or enemies of S.H.I.E.L.D.?”
Limitless (10PM, CBS)
“Brian and Rebecca are placed under quarantine by the CDC after being exposed to an unknown substance after investigating a citywide blackout.”
Of Kings and Prophets (10PM, ABC)
Offerings of Blood
Series premiere! This is the “sex-drenched” Bible show that includes sexually explicit scenes that may not be able to be broadcast on ABC—so the online streaming version may actually be racier. Showrunner Chris Brancato told the Television Critics Association that this raw sex and nudity is essential to an accurate depiction of the Biblical story of Samuel 1 and 2, which he called “the world’s first soap opera.” But the show needed major reworking, which is why ABC delayed it from last fall and recast some roles. Now at last, we can see the Bible the way it was always meant to be seen!
Here’s another gif from the above trailer:
Also on Tuesday: Team Ninja Warrior (8PM, ESQUIRE), Shadowhunters (9PM, FREEFORM), Teen Wolf, (9PM, MTV)
The Internet Ruined My Life (10PM, SYFY)
“In the premiere of The Internet Ruined My Life, the first segment revolves around the case of Suey Park from Chicago who found her world ripped apart after she responded to what she thought was a racist comment by Stephen Colbert and posted the hashtag #CancelColbert. The second reveals how a simple tweet got a man and his friend detained, then deported out of the United States when they simply came for a vacation from the United Kingdom.”
Also on Wednesday: Face Off (9PM, SYFY), It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: The Gang Goes to Hell Part II (10PM, FXX)
Legends of Tomorrow (8PM, CW)
Night of the Hawk
“The team tracks Savage (guest star Casper Crump) to a small town in Oregon during the 1950s. Upon arrival, they discover there have been a recent string of murders and they suspect Savage is involved. Professor Stein (Victor Garber) and Sara (Caity Lotz) go undercover at a psychiatric hospital, where Savage is working as a doctor, to find out his plan. While there, Sara meets a nurse named Lindsay (guest star Ali Liebert) and sparks fly. Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) and Kendra (Ciara Renée) pretend to be a married couple to gain the neighborhood’s trust, but an interracial couple in the ‘50s isn’t something that goes unnoticed. Soon, Savage is at their door.”
The midseason finale, directed by the great Joe Dante!
The 100 (9PM, CW)
Terms and Conditions
“Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) is searching for a peaceful way to handle things but soon realizes he may be forced to resort to drastic measures. Meanwhile, Pike (guest star Michael Beach, “Sons of Anarchy”) suspects that there may be a leak within the walls of Arkadia. Lastly, Raven (Lindsey Morgan) has a plan and reaches out to Jasper (Devon Bostick) for help.”
Colony (10PM, USA)
“Will (Josh Holloway) comes up with a plan to get his family out from under the Occupation. Throwing a wrench in his best-laid plans, Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) and Broussard (Tory Kittles) attempt to rekindle the fire of resistance by joining forces with a new cell. In a bold political move, Proxy Snyder (Peter Jacobson) fights to protect his office. Later, Maddie (Amanda Righetti) corners her boss in a precarious predicament.”
Also on Thursday: You, Me and The Apocalypse (8PM, NBC), Elementary (10PM, CBS) Vikings (10PM, HISTORY)
Sleepy Hollow (8PM, FOX)
Into the Wild
“On an FBI team-building day, Abbie and Sophie come face-to-face with a monster that may finally blow their cover with Reynolds. Meanwhile, Jenny and Joe find themselves in possession of something precious and Crane discovers that the symbol from the Catacombs may be more important than he realized.”
Grimm (9PM, NBC)
Into the Schwarzwald
“Nick (David Giuntoli) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) find a treasure in Germany that has been hidden for centuries. Back in Portland, Capt. Renard (Sasha Roiz) joins Hank (Russell Hornsby) and Wu (Reggie Lee) to track down a deadly assassin who has thrown Portland into havoc. Little do they know that Eve (Bitsie Tulloch) is on a hunt of her own for the same man. Meanwhile, someone from Rosalee’s (Bree Turner) past tracks her down.”
The 100th episode of Grimm! Hardly believe it myself.
Second Chance (9PM, FOX)
When You Have to Go There, They Have to Take You In
“Pritchard and Duval join forces to track down a serial killer, and Alexa and Connor (guest star Adan Canto) try to procure key technology from Lookinglass. Meanwhile, the bond between Mary and Pritchard has grown stronger, but Otto goes to great lengths to make sure Mary never leaves him, and Gracie suspects there is more to Pritchard than what he has told her.”
Also on Friday: Dinotrux season two (3:01AM, NETFLIX), Popples (3:01AM, NETFLIX), Animals (11:30AM, HBO)
Svengoolie: Dracula Meets the Wolfman (10PM, Me TV)
Ghostbusters I & II (11:30PM, Chiller)
Both films back-to-back, followed by “Seasons of Belief,” the best-ever episode of Tales from Darkside.
Also on Saturday: Spongebob Squarepants (7:30PM), Black Sails (9PM, STARZ), Beowulf (10PM, Esquire)
Guardians of the Galaxy (8AM, DISNEY XD)
Don’t Stop Believin’
“Quill goes missing while following the Cryptocube’s readings.”
Guest-starring Jonathan “Two Takes” Frakes as Star-Lord’s dad—J’Son, King of the Spartaxian Galactic Empire!
Avengers: Ultron Revolution (8:30PM, DISNEY XD)
Adapting to Change
“The Avengers learn what it’s like to work as a team again as they battle AIM’s latest weapon - a new and improved Super Adaptoid developed by the Scientist Supreme!”
Ultimate Spider-Man vs The Sinister Six (9PM, DISNEY XD)
“Vulture’s revelation that Doc Ock has a spy inside S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy leads the Web Warriors on a hunt to find the mole.
Elizabeth Henstridge and Iian De Caestecker guest-star as their Agents of SHIELD characters, Simmons and Fitz!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (11AM, NICK)
The Cosmic Ocean
“The Turtles journey through the cosmic ocean of Varuna.”
And Then There Were None (8PM, LIFETIME)
Agatha Christie’s novel comes to the Lifetime network in a two-night event! Starring Douglas Booth (Great Expectations, The Riot Club), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, The Imitation Game), Maeve Dermody (Black Water, Beautiful Kate), Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises, Torchwood), Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle, Death Comes to Pemberley), Sam Neill (Peaky Blinders, The Tudors), Miranda Richardson (Mapp & Lucia, Parade’s End), Toby Stephens (Black Sails, Jane Eyre), Noah Taylor (Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones) and Aidan Turner (Poldark, The Hobbit Trilogy).
Once Upon a Time (8PM, ABC)
Labor of Love
Hercules vs. Cerberus!
The Simpsons (8PM, FOX)
The Marge-ian Chronicles
“Lisa volunteers for a future one-way journey to Mars, much to Marge’s chagrin. As she searches for a way to convince Lisa not to go, Marge hits upon the most devious strategy of all, and volunteers to go along for the ride. Will the Simpsons girls be mankind’s first residents of the Red Planet?”
The Walking Dead (9PM, AMC)
The Same Boat
“With no hope of safety in Alexandria, Rick and his band of survivors soon discover a larger world with new dangers and new opportunities.”
Last Man on Earth (9:30PM, FOX)
“The Malibu gang seeks closure after Phil 2’s demise, while Todd and Melissa maneuver through the aftermath of her surprise proposal.”
Venture Bros (12AM, CARTOON)
A Party for Tarzan
“The Guild targets Dr. Venture for assassination, which ruins a party thrown for his fancy new friend.”