This Week's TV: A Brand-New Series From Leverage's John Rogers

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The Leverage producer brings us a new TV series that promises to twist the brains of even the most genre-savvy viewers, while the Toy Story crew gets caught up in a dinotastic misadventure. Plus, Arrow battles the Flash and Peter Pan the musical airs live, giving us Christopher Walken as Captain Hook!



Sleepy Hollow (9 PM, Fox)

One downside of the holiday season: TV goes into midseason finale mode. That's the case for Sleepy Hollow, which is named "The Akeda," a word that frequently refers to the binding of Isaac. As that word suggests, the episode will involve unforeseen sacrifices, as well as loyalties being put to the ultimate test.



Toy Story That Time Forgot (8 PM, ABC)

Toy Story gets Jurassic when the toys find themselves on a post-Christmas playdate with a group of delusional toys. It's up to Trixie the Triceratops (Kristen Schaal) to lead the crew back to Bonnie's room.

The Flash (8 PM, The CW)

It's the first part of the two-part Flash vs. Arrow crossover, with Barry initially thrilled that Oliver, Felicity, and Diggle are coming to Central City to investigate a case. But after Barry asks Ollie to help him battle Roy Bivolo, Barry is disappointed to hear that he has a lot to learn about superheroing. But when Roy infects Barry with uncontrollable rage, the only one who can stop him is the Arrow.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (9 PM, ABC)

The S.H.I.E.L.D. team reaches the ancient city before Hydra does, but they may have to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to uncover its secrets. Meanwhile, Skye and May try to reach Raina before Whitehall does.

Supernatural (9 PM, The CW)

Jody Mills runs into trouble at a mandatory sheriff's retreat where she can't decide what's worse: being paired up with the overeager Donna or finding a mutilated body. Either way, she calls the Winchesters in for help.

Forever (10 PM, ABC)

Another New York murder, another upper crust scandal. This time, Henry and Jo follow the trail of a British aristocrat's death through one of the city's luxury department stores. And naturally, it leaders Henry to have yet another flashback.


Arrow (8 PM, The CW)

In the second part of the Flash crossover, Oliver, Arsenal, and Diggle are surprised to encounter an A.R.G.U.S. team—and end up getting a bit of help from the Flash in dealing with Harkness.

The 100 (9 PM, The CW)

Things between the Ark survivors and Mount Weather are about to get interesting when Jasper and Monty learn what's going on underground and President Wallace is betrayed by those closest to him. And as Raven discovers Mount Weather is jamming their communications, and it sounds like Octavia will be facing one of the Undergrounders' great horrors.

American Horror Story: Freak Show (10 PM, FX)

Recent disappearances around camp raise Ethel's suspicion of Elsa. Gloria makes a last ditch effort to contain Dandy's bloodlust.


The Almighty Johnsons (11 PM, Syfy)

Just as Gaia has mysteriously phoned to quit her job, a man kicks down the door of Axl and Gaia's flat, demanding to know where the "girl" is. That's just the beginning.



Peter Pan Live! (8 PM, NBC)

Allison Williams stars as Peter Pan and Christopher Walken plays Captain Hook in NBC's live presentation of the classic musical.


The Vampire Diaries (8 PM, The CW)

Elena and Damon work on their plan to bring Bonnie back, but it's Liv who will end up making a difficult decision. And when Elena shares the nature of her plans with Jeremy, she's surprised by his reaction. Maybe he's working on accepting dead people as dead?


The Almighty Johnsons (11:10 PM, Syfy)

Gaia is having trouble wrapping her brain around recent revelations, and her very weird day just keeps getting weirder and weirder.



Legend of Korra (Streaming,

Ooh, we are in for an important family reunion this week. We're freaking out almost as much as Bolin is.


Haven (7 PM, Syfy)

In the winter finale, Audrey and Nathan plan to stop Mara once and for all, just as her endgame becomes clear.

Grimm (9 PM, NBC)

Hank and Nick's investigation of a string of home invasions leads to the discovery of an even weirder Wesen phenomenon than usual. And Trubel comes to a life-changing realization that will affect everyone around her.

Constantine (10 PM, NBC)

A vision of snakes leads Zed and Constantine to a small town where a local preacher has mysterious gained the ability to heal his congregants.

Z Nation (10 PM, Syfy)

As the survivors face down an evil doctor, they also deal with a threat that could trigger an even worse apocalypse.



Sailor Moon Crystal (Streaming, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Neon Alley)

Usagi is reunited with Mamoru, but things aren't quite what they seem—and not just because Mamoru generally sucks.

Atlantis (9 PM, BBC America)

As plans progress for the royal wedding, Ariadne must undertake a journey to Telemon's homeland of Aegina. With the kingdom still beset by Colcheans, Jason is not the only one who fears for the Queen's safety. Determined to do what is best for her people, Ariadne continues regardless. But as the voyage progresses, it becomes clear that the royal retinue faces enemies at every turn. Has the young Queen's luck finally run out?



Once Upon a Time (8 PM, ABC)

Now that the Snow Queen has cast her Shattered Sight spell over Storybrooke, everyone is the worst version of themselves, which means everyone is lashing out at one another.

The Librarians (9 PM, TNT)

The Noah Wylie-starring series of made-for-TV movies about Librarians who protect magical artifacts launches this week as a TV series. Wyle, Bob Newhart, and Jane Curtin appear alongside Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim, and John Larroquette. In the first episode, the Librarians and potential Librarians must stop the Serpent Brotherhood (led by Matt Frewer) from returning magic to our world.


The teaser looks like silly fun, and in interviews, John Rogers has promised that the show has genre-savvy viewers in mind, and that nearly every episode will contain a twist that will fool even the most genre overloaded viewers. We'll see if the show lives up to those promises.

Resurrection (9 PM, ABC)

The fall finale of the saga of the Returned is simply titled "Aftermath."

Robot Chicken (11:30 PM, Adult Swim)

'Tis the season for "The Robot Chicken Lots of Holidays but Don't Worry Christmas is Still in There Too so Pull the Stick Out of Your Ass Fox News Special." Their words, not mine.


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