This Week's TV: Nathan Fillion and Neil Patrick Harris reunite, in the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special!

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What's on television this week? Ridley Scott and Tony Scott bring you the ultimate horror, from the writer of Black Swan — featuring Geena Davis, James Woods and Richard Dreyfuss! Robot Chicken returns with a tribute to DC Comics, featuring Nathan Fillion as a superhero and Neil Patrick Harris as a supervillain. Dragons: Riders of Berk has its official premiere! Adventure Time finally shows us who would win in a fight between Finn and Jake! Doctor Who gives us "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship!" And much, much more.

Check out clips and tons of details for this week's television below.

Top image: A&E's Coma.


Adventure Time (7:30 PM, Cartoon Network):
At last, you get to see it — Finn versus Jake, in combat! Who could possibly win this one?

"Who Would Win" – Finn and Jake challenge a giant monster called "The Farm" to a fight… but they end up fighting each other!


Followed by Regular Show and Annoying Orange. Here's a second clip:

Coma (9 PM, A&E):
Ridley Scott and the late, much-missed Tony Scott are behind this two-night miniseries from the writer of Black Swan:

A&E Network presents "Coma," a four-hour epic two-night event from Ridley and Tony Scott featuring a multiple Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning cast with Lauren Ambrose ("Six Feet Under"), Steven Pasquale ("Rescue Me"), Geena Davis, James Woods, Ellen Burstyn and Richard Dreyfuss. "Coma," a modern day retelling of the bestselling novel by Robin Cook and based on the film by Michael Crichton, premieres on Labor Day, Monday, September 3 and concludes on Tuesday, September 4, airing at 9PM ET/PT on both nights. "Coma" also stars James Rebhorn ("Law & Order," "White Collar"), Joe Morton ("The Good Wife"), Michael Weston ("House") and Joseph Mazello ("The Pacific," "The Social Network"). Emmy Award winner Mikael Salomon ("Band of Brothers") directs the John J. McLaughlin (Black Swan) penned script. From the team behind A&E's Emmy-nominated miniseries "The Andromeda Strain," and the hit drama series "The Good Wife," "Coma" is a thriller about a young doctor (Lauren Ambrose) who discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table.

This was always going to be an interesting experiment, but now it's one of our last chances to see something new with Tony Scott's name on it, and remember how much great entertainment he brought us.

Grimm (10 PM, NBC):
Here's what to expect from "Quill":

The mysterious yellow plague comes to Portland and begins to affect the Wesen creatures. Nick stumbles upon the disease during an investigation and realizes it's spreading quickly when someone close to him get infected! Before Monroe and Rosalee can address their new level of romance, one of them will become ill. Captain Renard is also busy hunting down a foreign fugitive who has come to Portland.



Dragons: Riders of Berk (7:30 PM, Nickelodeon):
This show is premiering in its new time slot, with "Animal House", in which John Belushi smashes a dragon's guitar and all heck breaks loose. Okay, maybe not.

A group of dragon-riding Viking youths try to soothe frightened local animals before winter storms arrive in the premiere of this animated series continuing the story from the 2010 feature film "How to Train Your Dragon."

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Level Up (8 PM, Cartoon Network):
What happens when all the jocks start playing your favorite evil video game? Nothing good.

Wyatt, Dante and Lyle Are No Longer the Biggest Gamers in Daventry Hills: On this week's episode of Level Up, problems arise when the football team starts to play the video game, making it popular with everyone in the school.


Coma (9 PM, A&E):
The second night of A&E's new miniseries, based on the Robin Cook novel.

Also on TV tonight: At 7 PM, Cartoon Network has a brand new Amazing World of Gumball.



Absolutely nothing on TV tonight. Apparently there's some big political event going on. Will someone turn into a giant dragon on stage and try to burn down the convention center with breaths of fire? It could happen!



Annnd another night of nothing science fictional on television. It's possible that there will be politicians with jetpacks.



Transformers Prime (7 PM, The Hub):
In "New Recruit,"

Starscream searches for Red Energon; a mysterious new Autobot joins the team.

Phineas & Ferb (9 PM, Disney):
This greatly underrated cartoon series is back, with "Ferb TV":

Phineas and Ferb create their own TV shows and commercials that include Baljeet starring as a ninja doctor, a variety show featuring the Giant Floating Baby Head and Klimpaloon, as well as Buford as a temperamental celebrity chef, and much more.


Lost Girl (10 PM, Syfy):
Another new (to Americans) episode of this Canadian fairy show, "Into the Dark."

Also on TV tonight: A brand new My Babysitter's a Vampire ("Hottie Ho-Tep") on Disney at 7:30. And then at 10 PM, Nicktoons has the season premiere of Dragon Ball GT, "The Shadow Dragons."



Saving Hope (8 PM, NBC):
The penultimate episode of the season, "Ride Hard or Go Home":

Alex and Shahir bring Charlie to the O.R. for a last resort procedure, but Charlie must first face his past before he can wake up. Meanwhile, Joel performs a risky surgery on a female jockey and Gavin crosses the line when he meets an Alzheimer's patient.

Doctor Who (9 PM, BBC America):
Screw Snakes on a Plane. Why waste time with that, when you can have "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"?

An unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction – unless the Doctor can save it, and its impossible cargo… of dinosaurs! By his side a ragtag gang of adventurers; a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen and a surprised member of the Pond family. But little does the Doctor know there is someone else onboard who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his precious, prehistoric cargo.



Ultimate Spider-Man/Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (11 AM, Disney XD):
Read these synopses and tell me you're not going to try and get out of bed in time to watch this insanity:

"Home Sick Hulk" - The Hulk smashes back into Spider-Man's life, sick with an alien infection. Spidey has no choice but to take the green goliath home and keep Hulk hidden from Aunt May, and protect him from invading aliens.

"Yellowjacket" - Wasp and Iron Man try to persuade Hank Pym to rejoin the Avengers, but he is obsessed with his experiments and driven by guilt over Ultron. Meanwhile, Yellowjacket, a new vigilante, emerges and has his sights on eliminating the Serpent Society.

Robot Chicken (Midnight, Adult Swim/Cartoon Network):
It's the sixth season premiere and the DC Comics special! Probably better than Catwoman, Jonah Hex and Green Lantern put together. Featuring Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern and Neil Patrick Harris as Two-Face! Let's hope the two of them have some confrontation, where Fillion gets to explain that the power ring is his... uh, never mind.

In the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, in partnership with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, brings you the awesomeness of the DC Comics universe of characters as only Robot Chicken can, with amazing guest stars and the stop-motion sketch comedy you've come to love after five seasons of the popular Adult Swim series. The all-star cast includes Seth Green as Batman, Robin and the put-upon Aquaman, Neil Patrick Harris as Two-Face, Alfred Molina as Lex Luthor, Nathan Fillion as the Green Lantern, Megan Fox as Lois Lane, Breckin Meyer as Superman, plus Abe Benrubi, Alex Borstein, Clare Grant, Tara Strong, Matt Senreich, Tom Root, Zeb Wells, and Kevin Shinick as co-producer and narrator.


There's also a new episode of Black Dynamite at 11:30 PM.

Also on TV tonight: There's a new Leverage on TNT at 9 PM.

Sources: Futon Critic, MSN TV, TV Guide, and various TV studio press releases.


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