This Week's TV: Why has Futurama's Fry been Simpsonized?

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Why does Fry suddenly look like a member of the Simpson family? You'll have to watch our new Futurama clip to find out. Meanwhile, the Warehouse 13 gang go inside a video game to save Eureka's Fargo...and Claudia's an elf!

Also on television this week: Adventure Time sends Finn and Jake on a mission for Lumpy Space Princess! Teen Wolf and Chloe King have their season finales. Sookie's in a bad spot on True Blood. Torchwood gives us a steamy Captain Jack flashback. And wizards have to stop an asteroid from crashing into the Earth. Check out a ton of clips and details (with minor spoilers) below!


There's another helping of Cartoon Network's Monday night animation bloc. At 7 PM, there's a new Johnny Test, in which

A pair of pants have taken over Johnny's brain, and have made him a genius! The twins and Dukey have to find a way to destroy the pants to get Johnny back to his less-smart self.


That's followed at 7:30 by a new The Amazing World of Gumball — see clip at left — in which:

Gumball and Darwin unsuccessfully attempt to get a refund for their computer game.

And then at 8 PM there's a new Adventure Time. And here's the scoop:

Finn and Jake are on a mission to deliver a gift to Lumpy Space Princess but get sidetracked from helpless villagers being terrorized by a monster.

At 8 PM, Syfy has a new Eureka, and there's a clip at left. Here's what happens:

Allison and Carter are discussing why Allison's brain may be a little fuzzy as she claims days are starting to merge together. Carter is trying to reassure her that it's ok to regroup and ease back into things, while also letting him take care of her. Be sure to watch the clip and tune in at 8/7c to see if Allison will allow Carter to cater to her, or if she'll end up taking care of him.

There's a new Warehouse 13 at 9 PM on Syfy, and you can watch a clip at left. According to Syfy:

Pete and Claudia are found going into a life-like video game where Fargo of Eureka is currently stuck in this crossover episode, and he also created the game. Pete and Claudia won't be going in as themselves, but will find that they're created as characters in the game with Pete taking on a gladiator look, while Claudia is disappointed she has been made an elf.

And then at 10 PM, there's another episode of Alphas, and check out a brand new clip at left. Syfy says:

The Alphas teaser clip shows the team partnering up on another mission, and maybe internally as some sparks fly between two of the team members. Who do you think they are? Be sure to watch the clip and tune in on Monday at 10/9c on Syfy to catch the internal romance as Alaina Huffman guest stars.

There's also the season finale of Teen Wolf on MTV at 10 PM, "Code Braker." The show's producers have promised two major, significant deaths in tonight's episode, which set up a new status quo for the show's first season.



At 9 PM, there's the season finale of The Nine Lives of Chloe King on ABC Family, "Beautiful Day." Here are a few sneak peeks:


There's a new Iron Man: Armored Adventures on Nicktoons at 8:30 PM, "Line of Fire":

Several attacks on Hammer Multinational lead Tony to discover that Stark International is involved in a civil war. Iron Man discovers that Black Panther is back and is targeting Justin Hammer. Iron Man ends up coming to Black Panther's aid when Justin Hammer hires Black Knight to dispose of Black Panther.


At 10 PM, there's the second season finale of Wonders of the Universe on Science, "On Beams of Light":

Light's presided over the evolution of life on Earth for millions of years. It's stretched across the universe since the beginning of time. Brian Cox will explore how the fundamental properties of light hold the key to unlocking the secrets of the cosmo.


I have a feeling that's a typo at the end of that blurb — or maybe Brian Cox will be teaching us how to make a really nice cocktail.


At 8:30 PM, there's an all-new Voltron Force on Nicktoons, "Hungry for Voltron." In which:

Blue Lion pilot Princess Allura is caught in Sky Marshal Wade's blockade of the Planet Ebb and forced to fight in a combat arena.

And there's another new Futurama at 10 PM on Comedy Central, "The Tip of the Zoidberg." And judging from this two-minute clip, we're going to be seeing some of the most horrific examples of Dr. Zoidberg's medical practice yet. And the official synopsis goes, "The Planet Express crew learn the truth about Farnsworth and Zoidberg's pasts."


Also at 10 PM: another new Wilfred on FX, "Compassion." Followed at 10:30 by a second Wilfred episode, "Isolation."

But that's not all! There's also a new Ancient Aliens on the History Channel.

And then at 10:30 PM, Comedy Central has a new episode of Ugly Americans, "Little Shop of Horrors":

Twayne throws a company party aboard a cruise ship; Randall gets sick from dangerous pollen.



National Geographic has a new episode of Jurassic C.S.I., a show in which dinosaurs deconstruct crime scenes. Or something. This episode is called "Megasaurus."

Giant dinosaurs seemed to defy physical laws to become the biggest land animals ever. Paleontologist Phil Manning will use ultrasound, Finite Element Analysis, some rocket science and the biggest dinosaurs in the world to to ask if there are even bigger dinosaurs out there waiting to be to be unearthed.

Also at 8 PM: A new Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney, called "Wizards Vs. Asteroid."

When it is announced that a huge asteroid is hurtling towards the earth, the Russos decide to hide in the wizard world, but Alex, Justin, and Max change their minds and and go into space to destroy the asteroid.


Then at 8:30 PM, there's an all-new episode of Disney's science-geek high school show A.N.T. Farm.

Also at 8:30 PM, the new ThunderCats series features another episode, "Old Friends,"

And then at 10 PM, there's a new installment of Torchwood: Miracle Day on Starz, "Immortal Sins."

Gwen must fight to protect her family and takes a terrifying journey, covering both miles and decades, as the long history of the Miracle is revealed.


And it looks like we're finally getting A) some answers and B) some awesome Captain Jack flashbacks!

Also at 10 PM, Syfy has a new Haven, "Audrey Parker's Day Off":

Audrey finds herself repeating the same tragic day, and she alone is aware of it - but the more she intervenes, the closer the catastrophe comes to her and her friends.


Yay, it's a "Groundhog Day" episode. I love those.


At 11 PM, G4 has all-new episodes of Iron Man Anime (""Reunion / Turn of Memory, Twist of Mind") and Wolverine Anime ("Omega Red").


BBC America is showing two episodes of Battlestar Galactica, "Resistance" and "The Farm," from 7 to 9 PM.

And then at 9 PM, BBC America has a brand new special, Doctor Who: Best of the Monsters.

Count down to the premiere of the second half of Doctor Who season 6 with a look at the series' most terrifying, unusual and iconic monsters.



At 8 PM, the Discovery Channel's Curiosity asks, "Why is Sex Fun?" Which is the sort of question you'd only ask if you're watching television instead of having sex.

There's another new True Blood on HBO at 9 PM, "Run."

Convalescing after her latest near-death trauma, Sookie envisions a world where there's room for both Bill and Eric. Jesus tries to purge the restless spirit out of Lafayette; Marcus enlists Alcide to help him deal with the Sam situation; Bill and Nan Flanagan clash over their agendas; Hoyt asks Jason to make a delivery to Jessica; despite Tara and Holly's misgivings, Marnie plots her next move against the vampires, during a "Festival of Tolerance" event at Shreveport.


Also at 9 PM: a new Leverage, "The Cross My Heart Job."

And at 10 PM, there's a new Breaking Bad on AMC, "Cornered."

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


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I am pretty sure that Johnny Test episode is not new, either that or they have run out of new ideas.


Unless of course we are seeing a return of the Smarty Pants.