This Week's TV: Will Believe bring Alfonso Cuarón's movie magic to TV?

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The Gravity and Children of Men director brings is tale of a superpowered girl to television—will Believe reaffirm our faith in Cuarón or leave us with doubts? Plus, From Dusk Till Dawn is reborn as a TV series, Lady Sif teams up with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Cosmos takes us through the wonders of evolution. Check out more details below!

Top image: From Dusk Till Dawn's Gecko brothers.


Adventure Time (7 PM, Cartoon Network)

Tonight's episode, centering on the Lemon Child Lemonhope, is a two-parter. Lemonhope grows weary of Princess Bubblegum's talk of responsibility and decides to go off on his very own lemony adventure. Will life outside the Candy Kingdom prove sweet or sour?

Bitten (8 PM, Syfy)

The Pack must personal issues aside in order to survive. Supposedly, tonight's episode features a Very Special Werewolf Transformation. Can it hold a candle to the one in Hemlock Grove?

Star-Crossed (8 PM, The CW)

A secret cell phone leads to jealousy on the alien segregation drama. Of course, among CW teenagers, linoleum would lead to jealousy.

Roman (Matt Lanter) is furious when the sector guards ransack his family's pod looking for restricted technology. However, he is taken aback when his mother (guest star Susan Walters) shows him a secret cell phone she found hidden in his late father's things. Roman takes the phone to school in hopes of retrieving the data and finding out what his father was hiding. Turning to a friend he trusts, Roman asks Julia (Malese Jow) for help and she introduces him to Lukas (Titus Makin, Jr.), a tech genius. Emery (Aimee Teegarden) notices Roman's newfound closeness to Julia, but since Julia had promised to keep Roman's secret, she deflects Emery's questions, causing tensions between the friends. Grayson (Grey Damon) asks Emery to forgive him for the incident at the sector, but she's not sure she can trust him. Meanwhile, with Emery's encouragement, and under Teri's (Chelsea Gilligan) watchful eye, Sophia (guest star Brina Palencia) decides to join the swim team and blows everyone away with her speed. Unfortunately, not everyone is thrilled to have Brina on the team and when she is poisoned by rivals, an all-out brawl ensues. The Trags give Drake (Greg Finley) a mission.


Steven Universe (8 PM, Cartoon Network)

Steven and Lars get to hang out with some cool teenagers, but their shenanigans get them in magical trouble.

Beauty and the Beast (9 PM, The CW)

For the season finale, Cat and Vincent are reminded of their love, naturally. After all, this show isn't called Beauty and the Assistant District Attorney.

In order to prevent Sam (guest star Tom Everett Scott) from destroying a large group of people, Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) are forced to revisit a romantic destination from their past, which enables them to come to a new realization about what they mean to one another. Nina Lisandrello and Austin Basis also star.

Being Human (9 PM, Syfy)

We love Being Human's eleventh hour reboot, but Sally wants to rectify the present while she's still stuck in the past. And she's turning to Donna to do it.


Archer (10 PM, FX)

Archer heads to Colombia on a secret mission, but it becomes a lot less secret after he gets drunk.

Believe (10 PM, NBC)

Will Alfonso Cuarón's Oscar-winning filmmaking translate to television? We'll see on the pilot episode of Believe, which Cuarón directed:

Since she was born, Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) has had gifts she could neither fully understand nor control. But now that she is 10, her powers have become stronger and the threat from malevolent forces that would use her abilities to control the world has grown more dangerous. With her life and future in jeopardy, Bo's protectors turn to an unlikely source to keep her safe - Tate (Jake McLaughlin), a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate who's lost his will. Tate and Bo begin an extraordinary journey, changing the lives of everyone they meet as they keep moving to stay one step ahead of the sinister forces after Bo's power.

Intelligence (10 PM, CBS)

Tonight's episode guest stars Ferris Bueller's Alan Ruck as a man named Jonathan Cain, lending the episode its title "Cain and Gabriel." Is there purpose to the pun?

Gabriel, Riley and Lillian head to San Francisco when the FBI's Witness Protection database is hacked and someone is blackmailing witnesses to carry out a terrorist attack. The stakes are even higher for Lillian, as her daughter lives in the city.

Lost Girl (10 PM, Syfy)

Bo is determined to do whatever it takes to find the answers she's looking for, even at the risk of destroying her friendships. Meanwhile, Kenzi is determined to learn what Trick is hiding.

Teen Wolf (10 PM, MTV)

Scott and Lydia decide to combine their abilities to gain an upper hand, while Sheriff Stilinksi faces a review board.

Rick and Morty (10:30 PM, Adult Swim)

The animated pair are back for fresh mad science hijinks in "Raising Gazorpazorp."



Johnny Test (7:30 PM, Cartoon Network)

The gang acquires superpowers and competes to see who makes the best superhero.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (8 PM, ABC)

This is the week that Jaimie Alexander visits Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Lady Sif. Can she boost the show's flagging ratings? Do the show's ratings even matter?

When Coulson and his team are attacked by Lorelei - a deadly seductress who escaped from Asgard - Thor's Lady Sif, her longtime nemesis, steps in to try to save them.

The Originals (8 PM, The CW)

Tell me if you've heard this one: a hybrid and two vampires walk into a cemetery—and then can't walk out again:

Despite Klaus' (Joseph Morgan) rage, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) is determined to protect Rebekah (Claire Holt) while the three of them are trapped in the City of the Dead cemetery by a witch's boundary spell. Klaus and Rebekah trade bitter accusations until Elijah steps in to reveal a long-held secret from the family's past. Meanwhile, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) races to free Rebekah, ultimately finding himself forced to make a deal with Genevieve (guest star Elyse Levesque). Finally, Rebekah and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) connect over their shared concern for Hayley's unborn baby.


From Dusk Till Dawn (9 PM, El Rey)

The Gecko Brothers are reliving their bloody adventures on the small screen in the new series, which plans to expand on the From Dusk Till Dawn movies' mythology. The initial synopsis sounds very much like the original film, but will things go better for Richie Gecko this time around?

"From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is centered around bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard "Richie" Gecko (Zane Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Don Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia) after a bank heist leaves several people dead. While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former pastor Jacob Fuller (Robert Patrick) and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires. They are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone and expands the storyline of the film, adds new characters and backstories and explores the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.



Teen Titans Go! (7:30 PM, Cartoon Network)

Robin disguises himself as Red X to infiltrate the Hive Five, planning to blow up their headquarters—until he discovers how awesome it is. Soon all the Titans want in on the sweet Hive Five digs.


Revolution (8 PM, NBC)

This week, we're diving into the Patriots' backstory:

Monroe (David Lyons), Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Connor (Mat Vairo) make their way back to Willoughby, where they find that the Patriots' reeducation center is up and running. An encounter with two of the center's young cadets leaves Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Miles (Billy Burke) divided on the lengths they are willing to go in order to take down the Patriots. As Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) and Jason (JD Pardo) find a new ally for their mission, more about the history of the Patriots is revealed.



Community (8 PM, NBC)

What happens when Jonathan Banks and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan star in the same episode of Community?

When Jeff (Joel McHale), Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Professor Hickey (Jonathan Banks) happen upon a hidden cache of textbooks, the discovery leads to some interesting power shifts as the group struggles with how to monetize their windfall. Meanwhile, Abed (Danny Pudi) and Annie (Alison Brie) decide it's time for a new roommate. Abed wants his friend Rachel (guest star Brie Larson, "United States of Tara") to move in, while Annie wants her brother to move in. When they decide to play an old VCR game to determine the winner, things get a little intense.


Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (8 PM, ABC)

Looks like we get more Sexywocky this week:

In flashback, Cyrus' actions lead to a fateful day that leaves his mother near death, resulting in a decision that comes with a binding price he and his brothers have to pay. Meanwhile, after banding together, Alice, Cyrus, The Knave and the Red Queen split up into two groups that leaves the Knave and the Red Queen face to face with the fearful Jabberwocky, and Cyrus' guilt about his past tests his relationship with Alice.


Vikings (10 PM, History Channel)

'Tis the raiding season for our vikings:

The Wessex Viking raid is in full swing and King Ecbert finds himself facing an entirely new kind of foe. While Ragnar races to dominate in the West, Jarl Borg has his own plans in store for the future of Kattegat.



Grimm (9 PM, NBC)

What happens when a Grimm gets caught up in matters of the Wesen Council?

Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) find themselves thrown into the middle of an ancient battle and things heat up when the Wesen Council decides to get involved. Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) fill everyone in on early Wesen history. Meanwhile, Sgt. Wu (Reggie Lee) is still reeling from the events he recently experienced. As things heat up in Europe, one of the Resistance's most trusted allies gets compromised as he tries to protect Adalind (Claire Coffee).

Helix (10 PM, Syfy)

The vectors, led by Peter, launch an assault on the base—and apparently, that's not the worst of the base's problems.



Space Dandy (11:30 PM, Adult Swim)

In "I'm Never Remembering You, Baby," a book-like alien lures Dandy to a great library planet.



Once Upon a Time (8 PM, ABC)

The Wicked Witch of the West has come to Storybrooke, and she's turning the townsfolk into flying monkeys. That's no way to treat your fairytale hosts.


Believe (9 PM, NBC)

After premiering on Monday, Believe moves into Sunday nights, when we settle into a problem-of-the-week:

On the run and in desperate need of money, Tate (Jake McLaughlin) takes Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) to Atlantic City, where she instantly bonds with a struggling mother and her sick child. The involvement of the FBI complicates Skouras' (Kyle MacLachlan) efforts to covertly recover Bo, while Winter (Delroy Lindo) and Channing (Jamie Chung) work to stay one step ahead.


Cosmos (9 PM, Fox)

The second episode of Cosmos takes us on an evolutionary journey:

Host Neil deGrasse Tyson is on a voyage to explore the relatedness of all livings things and the possible evolution of life in the cosmos. Go on a journey to discover how artificial selection turned the wolf into canine breeds and how natural selection sculpted the complex human eye. Later, Tyson visits the grand Hall of Extinction, a monument to all the broken branches on the tree of life. Retrace the story of life on Earth and the unbroken thread that stretches from the first one-celled organisms to human life.


Resurrection (9 PM, ABC)

If all those folks are coming back from the dead, are their bodies still in their graves?

The Langstons, especially Sheriff Fred, are forced to confront secrets from their past they'd rather leave buried when Bellamy pushes to have Jacob's tomb exhumed. Maggie agrees to help Bellamy in his investigation, and Pastor Tom reaches out to Jacob, his childhood friend. The Richards family adjusts to Caleb's return, the second for Arcadia. But unlike Jacob, Caleb claims he has no memory of his death.

The Walking Dead (9 PM, AMC)

Some of our survivors find an idyllic new place to take shelter, but can they ever go back to the way things were at the prison?


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On "Agents of SHIELD," do Lorelei's powers work on gay men? Do the writers have the guts to address that? I'd love to see a scene where she walks up and orders some guy to do something, and he replies, "Honey, I don't think so. And I'd like to know how you got some of Tina Turner's left over stage costumes."