This Week's TV: Can The Flash Manage To Stay Excellent in its Second Season?

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Let’s hope so! We’ll get our first clue as to whether The Flash can avoid the dreaded Sophomore Slump this week. Also, Arrow is lightening up. Lady Gaga comes to American Horror Story! Also: Doctor Who gets spooky, and Peter MacNichol returns to Agents of SHIELD. It’s a thrilling week of television!


Gotham (8PM, FOX)

Cool tie, Jerome!

Minority Report (9PM, FOX)

“Removing visions from your brain? It’s not unlike being scalped.”

National Geographic: The Bigfoot Gene (9PM, NGC)

S’quatch what happens.

Blindspot (10PM, NBC)

National Geographic Special: The Truth Behind Zombies and Monsters (10PM, NGC)

A few years ago, National Geographic ran a special called “The Truth Behind Zombies”—this is “Zombies and Monsters”, so—maybe we’ll finally get the real-deal on the Tommyknockers and the Boogens.



The Flash (8PM, CW)

“Picking up months after the Singularity attacked Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) is still struggling to forgive himself for Eddie’s death. Concerned about putting his friends in danger, Barry has pushed everyone away and has chosen to protect the city on his own. When a meta-human named Atom Smasher (guest star Adam Copeland) attacks the city, Iris (Candice Patton) tells Barry that he needs to let his friends help him protect the citizens of Central City. Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) helps Joe (Jesse L. Martin) with his Meta Task Force.”

Atom Smasher! A bad guy!?

The Muppets (8PM, ABC)

“Fozzie takes things a little too far when Kermit offers him advice and Nick Offerman steps in to help the gang. Meanwhile, Christina Applegate guests on “Up Late,” and brings Miss Piggy a sweet surprise that doesn’t go over well and Pepe, Rizzo and Liam Hemsworth try to help Gonzo out with his online dating situation.”


“Pepe, Rizzo and Liam Hemsworth…” could be good?

Agents of SHIELD (9PM, ABC)

Asgardian Peter MacNicol, and an interplanetary monolith. Let’s do this.

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (9PM, El Rey)

Scream Queens (9PM, FOX)

Extreme close-ups are the latest visual signifier of hilarious nerd characters.

The Bastard Executioner (10PM, FX)

This one’s called “Piss Profit”, and its directed by Kari “The Size of Watermelons” Skogland.


Limitless (10PM, CBS)

“When Brian helps Agents Harris and Boyle investigate the murder of a retired FBI agent, they’re shocked to find a link to the elusive head of a notorious drug cartel. Also, Brian reconnects with an old flame, Shauna (Analeigh Tipton)”



Arrow (8PM, CW)

Everybody keeps saying this show is going to lighten up after a dark third season. Here’s what’s on tap:

“Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity’s (Emily Bett Rickards) blissful getaway is cut short when Thea (Willa Holland) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) pay them a visit and tell Oliver they need his help back in Star City. The city has been attacked by “Ghosts,” assassins led by a dangerous man named Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough). However, when Oliver returns, Diggle (David Ramsey) makes it very clear that he doesn’t want Oliver on the team.”


Supernatural (9PM, CW)

Season. Eleven. Just let that sink in.

American Horror Story: Hotel (10PM, FX)

The fear of hotels is “Xenodochiophobia”. The fear of Wes Bentley is understandable.



Steven Universe (5:30, CARTOON)

Vampire Diaries (8PM, CW)

Now with 100 percent less Elena, which hopefully means all the show’s best characters get more screentime!


Heroes Reborn (8PM, NBC)

Sleepy Hollow (9PM, FOX)

You know what’s a really good story about killer shadows? The Killer Shadow, from Phantom Stranger #2, volume 1.


Haven (10PM, SYFY)


New Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show (3AM, Netflix)

Reign (8PM, CW)

Season premiere!

Z Nation (9PM, SYFY)

Loose “Monstrous Body Part” Marathon (9:30PM, TCM)

The Beast With Five Fingers, Hands of a Stranger, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, Corruption and Eyes Without a Face!


Continuum (11PM, SYFY)

Black Jesus (11PM, CARTOON)

Wood bomb!


X The Unknown (11:45AM, TCM)


Power Rangers (12PM, NICK)

Episode eight hundred and one!

Henry Danger (8PM, NICK)

Captain Man goes on vacation.

Doctor Who (9PM, BBC AMERICA)

The Doctor’s a ghost! A ghooooost, Clara!

Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors (9PM, DISNEY XD)

Hey, it’s Wendigo!

Svengoolie Presents It Came From Outer Space (9PM, MeTV)

Also recommended.

Ominous (9PM, SYFY)

Syfy takes on the Insidious franchise.


The Walking Dead (9PM, AMC)

Season premiere!

Last Man on Earth (9:30PM, FOX)

RIP Gordon.


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Once Upon a Time isn’t metioned, but it’s actually quite interesting suddenly. Though (spoilers) everyone has an amnesia again. What do you guys think? Or am I the only one left watching?