This Week's TV: Stuff Gets Real on Fringe, Clone Wars and Walking Dead!

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As the fall TV season starts to lurch to a halt, many of your favorite series are ramping up to a thunderous conclusion. The big mysteries on Fringe are thickening, and a new Walking Dead clip will just increase your apprehension about what's to come. Meanwhile, just how far will General Krell's troops go on Star Wars: The Clone Wars?


Meanwhile, Ben Edlund is writing Supernatural, and Peter David is writing Young Justice. And Batman: The Brave and the Bold's series finale features Bat-Mite and Ambush Bug! Check out a ton of clips and details below...


Cartoon Network has a new Johnny Test at 7 PM, "My Dinner With Johnny." Then at 8 PM, there's a new episode of Adventure Time, "No One Can Hear You."

Where are the citizens of Oo?

And then at 8:15, there's a new Regular Show, followed by a new Mad at 8:30. Check out a new Adventure Time clip at left.


Also at 8 PM: Nicktoons has a new episode of Iron Man: Armored Adventures, "All The Best People Are Mad."

There's an all-new Terra Nova on Fox at 8 PM, "Proof":

Maddy starts interning for the colony's greatest scientist (guest star Robert Coleby), and her life is put in danger when she discovers a terrible secret. Meanwhile, Josh makes a deal with the devil in order to solidify his plan to bring his girlfriend from the future.

Check out five clips from the episode:

And then at 9 PM, the frequently mad-science-y House is also on Fox.

And another episode of Death Valley airs at 11 PM on MTV.


At 8 PM, Nicktoons has a new episode of Speed Racer: The Next Generation, while Cartoon Network has a new Looney Tunes Show.


At 10 PM, H2 has another episode of The Universe, "The Moon."

The IFC Channel has another episode of Onion News Network at 10 PM.

Also at 10 PM, CBS has another episode of Unforgettable, "Golden Bird."


At 8 PM on Nicktoons, there's a new (to us) episode of Dragon Ball Z Kai.

And then at 9 PM, in most markets, PBS has a new Nova, "The Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap." Whose body will Sam be leaping into this week? Here's a clue: "Acclaimed physicist Brian Greene reveals a mind-boggling reality beneath the surface of our everyday world."


Then at 10 PM, Ridley Scott shares more secrets of science fiction on the Science Channel with Prophets of Science Fiction. This time: Philip K. Dick. Scott tells the Wall Street Journal:

I think Phil Dick was particularly interesting in that first of all, he was a very modern man and a very modern thinker, but I don't know what demons drove him... I think he was a little bit paranoid and you know how people become obsessive about deterioration or disintegration or growing older? I think he was very conscious of the way the world was going into an area of negativity as opposed to positivity.

Then at 10 PM, there's another new American Horror Story on FX, "Open House":

Moira persuades a prospective buyer to make an offer. Constance and Larry work against her efforts. Vivien and Luke grow closer.


Another option at 10 PM: a new episode of Psych on USA, "Shawn Interrupted."

A third option at 10 PM: the season finale of South Park.

At 10:30, National Geographic's Mad Scientists has the promising title, "Lawnmower Hovercraft."



There's no more Vampire Diaries until January, but as a consolation prize, The CW is airing a TV movie starring Stefan himself, Beneath The Blue:

PAUL WESLEY OF "THE VAMPIRE DIARIES" STARS ─ Dolphin experts confront the US Navy when its sonar program is suspected of causing the animals' deaths. Caitlin Wachs and David Keith also star.


At 8 PM, there's a new Community, "Documentary Film-Making: Redux."

Also at 8 PM: another new The Big Bang Theory on CBS, "The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition."


And meanwhile at 8 PM, there's also yet another new Dragon Ball Z Kai on Nicktoons, followed at 8:30 by a new Voltron Force.

At 9 PM, there's a new Person of Interest on CBS, "Foe":

When Reese and Finch discover that their latest POI has connections to Cold War Soviet espionage circles, they quickly learn how covert ops were handled in a world before The Machine.


And Lost's Alan Dale guest stars as the POI.

And then at 10 PM, there's another Burn Notice on USA, "Necessary Evil." There's also a new Beavis and Butthead on MTV, and that show has featured some insane science fictional scenarios lately.



Cartoon Network has a new Secret Mountain Fort Awesome at 5:30 and a new Generator Rex at 6 PM. Then there's a new Young Justice at 6:30, "Secrets":

It's Halloween. Artemis and Zatanna are in Manhattan for a girls' night out. There, they encounter the deadly Harm, who has a secret.


And this episode was written by the one and only Peter David!

Then at 7:00 PM, there's the series finale of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, "Mitefall." Did anyone realize the end of this series was coming so soon? This is not cool.

When Bat-Mite has grown weary of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, deeming its formula to be tired and repetitive, he concocts a scheme to make it so bad that the network will have to cancel the show to make way for a darker one. Can Ambush Bug thwart his plan before it's too late?


As usual, Cartoon Network is choosing to show this episode after it's already aired months earlier overseas. Check out a spoilery clip. That's followed at 7:30 by a new Ben 10: Ultimate Alien.

And then at 8 PM, there's another episode of Chuck, on NBC, "Chuck Vs. The Business Trip."

CHUCK AND SARAH MUST UNCOVER AN ASSASSIN AMONG THE EMPLOYEES OF A BUY MORE SALES CONVENTION — DAVID KOECHNER AND CATHERINE DENT GUEST STAR — Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) go undercover at a Buy More convention to hunt down an assassin whose mission is to take down the new Intersect. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) must deal with the consequences of having the Intersect. At the Buy More, Jeff (Scott Krinsky) begins to show a very different side of himself.

At 8 PM, Cartoon Network also has a brand new Star Wars: The Clone Wars, "Carnage of Krell":

With two of his men facing execution for disobeying orders, Captain Rex must confront his overly aggressive commander, General Krell. Risking charges of mutiny, Rex must make a dark choice as the true face of the enemy emerges.


Also at 8 PM, CBS has another episode of A Gifted Man, "In Case of Missed Communication."

Meanwhile at 8, The CW has more of its frequently spy-fi show Nikita, "Fair Trade":

Nikita (Maggie Q) steals funds from Oversight, forcing them to host an emergency meeting. Nikita and Birkoff (Aaron Stanford) figure out how to spy on the meeting so Nikita can identify the other members of Oversight, but things go awry and Sean (Dillon Casey) captures Birkoff. Amanda (Melinda Clarke) demands to know where Nikita is hiding but Birkoff refuses to give up his friend so she tortures him. Meanwhile, Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) sets her plan in motion to reclaim her father's empire. With a price on her head, Alex realizes the easiest way to get into Russia undetected is the same way she was smuggled out – through the illegal sex ring.


Or for another alternative at 8 PM, Disney Channel has a brand new Wizards of Waverly Place, followed at 8:30 by a new A.N.T. Farm.

Also, at 8:30 PM, Cartoon Network has a brand new Thundercats, "Into The Astral Plane."

At 9 PM, NBC has an all-new Grimm, "Lonelyhearts."

DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE LEAD TO A LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER'S DISTURBING SECRET - After investigating a strange cluster of female deaths and disappearances, Nick (David Giuntoli) sends Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) undercover to get a whiff of a hypnotic suspect. In the meantime, a stranger shows up looking to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a Grimm, but he'll have to get past Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz).

There's also the midseason finale of Fringe at 9 PM on Fox, "Wallflower":

When a man mysteriously dies by an invisible force, his body rapidly begins turning ghostly white. The Fringe team learns that this is not an isolated incident, and there's evidence that links the predator to someone who passed away with an unknown genetic disorder. Meanwhile, Olivia suffers from migraines.

Also at 9 PM, there's another new Supernatural on The CW, "How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters."

IT'S A JERSEY DEVIL OF A TIME - Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (Jim Beaver) become actual hunters, in the true sense of the word, when they set up camp in a New Jersey state park to track a creature that has been attacking people in the woods. The townsfolk claim it is the real Jersey Devil. Meanwhile, Dean is beyond thrilled to find a Biggerson's restaurant in town, but is devastated when he discovers the restaurant's special sandwich seems to be making people crazy. Guy Bee directed the episode written by Ben Edlund.


After a couple weak episodes, the words "written by Ben Edlund" are enough to gladden one's heart.

Then at 10 PM, there's another episode of Sanctuary on Syfy, "Icebreaker".

And then at 11 PM on G4, there's a new episode of X-Men Anime.


The Hub is showing a new episode of R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series at 5 PM.

The Hallmark Channel has a pair of truly horrendous-sounding Christmas TV movies. At 6 PM, there's A Christmas Tail, in which two dogs fall in love and they have to convince their owners to fall for each other too. Then at 8 PM, there's The Case for Christmas, in which Santa is in trouble because everybody's lost faith in him — and a wealthy businessman is suing Santa for ruining Christmas. It's up to an attorney played by Lois and Clark's Dean Cain to defend Santa and save Christmas! Urk.


At 9 PM, BBC America has another new Primeval.

And then at 11 PM, Disney XD has a new (to us Americans) episode of Naruto Shippuden,



Fox has its usual Sunday-night animation bloc starting at 8 PM with The Simpsons and continuing with Allen Gregory, Family Guy and American Dad.

And then at 9 PM, there's another episode of The Walking Dead, "Secrets." Check out a sneak peek at left.


Also at 9 PM, Discovery Channel has the season finale of Curiosity, "Your Body on Drugs," hosted by Robin Williams.

And finally, there's a new Robot Chicken at 11:30 PM on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim: "The Core, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover." Yes, it's a Peter Greenaway reference — brace yourselves!


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

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I realize that there needs to be some conflict with the children in Terra Nova, but they have to make Josh less of a dick.