This Week's TV: Ease on Down the Road—The Wiz Is Coming to Television!

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Doctor Who turns everything upside down. The Flash and Arrow cross over to battle Vandal Savage. Minority Report ends. Plus the live-action debut of Red Tornado! And lo, The Wiz! live on television! All this, and much, much more, on This Week’s TV!


Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! (6:30PM, CARTOON)

A pterodactyl haunts the Scooby gang— on Christmas! The science vs. religion debate has never been more intense.


Regular Show (7:30PM, CARTOON)

A full week of new episodes! Every day at 7:30.

Gotham (8PM, FOX)

The two-fisted fall finale! Can the full force of the GCPD’s firearms take on the spooky monk-cult, what with their hand daggers?

Supergirl (8PM, CBS)

Red Tornado makes his debut! And yes, he does look a bit like Kryten from Red Dwarf, perhaps.


Minority Report (9PM, FOX)

Series finale! Back into the milk bath it goes...



Uncle Grandpa (6:30PM, CARTOON)

It’s Secret Santa-time aboard the UG RV. Who gets Pizza Steve?

The Muppets (8PM, ABC)

“After a show-stopping duet with Miss Piggy on “Up Late with Miss Piggy,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins Scooter, Pepe and the gang for poker night; The Great Gonzo gears up to perform his dream stunt; and Dave Grohl challenges Animal to a drum-off.”


The Flash (8PM, CW)

The highly anticipated Flash/Arrow crossover introducing the immortal Neanderthal, Vandal Savage!


Scream Queens (9PM, FOX)

A Black Monday-set slasher episode! That’s such an intuitive idea, I’m not sure how it hasn’t been done already…


Agents of SHIELD (9PM, ABC)

“Ward’s campaign for revenge brings the S.H.I.E.L.D. team to their knees, and Coulson proves he will do anything to settle the score.”


iZombie (9PM, CW)

The iZombie cast eat po’ boy sandwiches in this oddly selected clip from “The Hurt Stalker”— a Babineaux-centric episode in which the murder victim is his own heretofore unmentioned stalker!




Adventure Time (6:30PM, CARTOON)

The day of secret tapes is upon us.

Arrow (8PM, CW)

The back-half of the Flash crossover concludes!

Supernatural (9PM, CW)

A whole episode apparently inspired by Drop Dead Fred!

American Horror Story (10PM, FX)

John closes in on the Ten Commandments Killer!



Teen Titans Go! (6:30PM, CARTOON)

“Fed up with never getting presents from Santa, the Titans head to the North Pole to take themselves off the Naughty List, by any means necessary.”


The Vampire Diaries (8PM, CW)

The Heretics are throwing a Murder Party in honor of Mary Louise & Nora’s anniversary. That’s very sweet.


The Wiz Live! (8PM, NBC)

With a cast that includes Common, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Stephanie Mills, Ne-Yo, and David Allan Grier as the Cowardly Lion, this is everything we’ve ever wanted. Talking to the Hollywood Reporter, director Kenny Leon explains why Queen Latifah is the Wiz this time around:

“There’s no reason she can’t be a woman — it’s a dream!” he laughed, as he told The Hollywood Reporter during a New York City press day for the NBC musical. Seizing the opportunity to say something “about the treatment of women,” he and book writer Harvey Fierstein included a new backstory for Latifah’s character. “She didn’t have the greatest relationship with her husband and that’s how she ended up here. All of the women in this story, they make their own decisions in collaboration with men, but the men are not speaking for them, and that’s the way it should be anyway.”


The Originals (9PM, CW)

“After learning that Cami’s (Leah Pipes) life is in danger and Aurora (guest star Rebecca Breeds) may be to blame, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is forced to engage in another one of her devious games and follows a series of clues she’s left behind for him. Meanwhile, Elijah (Daniel Gillies), Freya (Riley Voelkel) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) take drastic measures against Tristan (guest star Oliver Auckland) when they discover he holds a valuable piece of information they need. Elsewhere, Aya (guest star Tracy Ifeachor) gives Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) an ultimatum that leaves him with a difficult decision to make, while tensions between Hayley and Jackson cause her to reevaluate her involvement in Mikaelson family matters.”


Haven (10PM, SYFY)

“Plans for building a new barn are complicated when an old trouble brings the Haven Police Station to life. It’s up to Audrey and Nathan to find a way to regain control, but their efforts are hampered when a mysterious killer leaves a wake of bodies right under their noses.”


Just three episodes left! Naturally, it’s time to build a barn.



Grimm (9PM, NBC)

Nick vs The Rat King!

Z Nation (10PM, SYFY)

“It’s discovered that the Z-vaccine doesn’t work; Vasquez gets caught trying to kill Escorpion; Murphy uses mental manipulation to help Roberta.”


Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories: Tornado: (11PM, CARTOON)



Ash vs. The Evil Dead (9PM, STARZ)

We’re halfway through the first season! Now that Ash knows what to do with the Necronomicon, he decides to visit a rustic, Twin Peaks-esque diner.


Doctor Who (9PM, BBC AMERICA)

Season finale! Doctor Who does a Western on Gallifrey, in “Hell Bent”!

Is Me/Ishildur the Hybrid? Will we finally get some closure on The Valeyard? Is the Doctor truly half-human on his mother’s side? And why did he really leave Gallifrey in the first place? You may-or-may-not get the answers!


Personally, I’m crossing my fingers for The Could’ve Been King and his army of Meanwhiles and Neverweres.



The Librarians (8PM, TNT)

“When people begin suffering the effects of accidents and sins in which they have not actually been involved, the team tracks the connection to the perpetually young Dorian Gray, whose magic now works on selfies.”


Dorian Grey’s magic now works on selfies. You want high concept? The Librarians has it in spades.

Once Upon a Time (8PM, ABC)

Season finale!

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

“Along with most human life, the virus wiped out normal traditions and holidays. As Christmas approaches, Carol spearheads a “Secret Santa” gift exchange to spread some festive cheer.”


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Im sorry but that Scooby Doo show still looks like an Adult Swim Parody of Scooby Doo.

Im expecting Rick & Morty, Mike Tyson, or the Venture Bros to pop in any second.