Week's TV: Robot Chicken Tackles DC Comics! And Arya Stark Comes to Doctor Who!

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This week, we say goodbye to the beloved time-travel TV show Continuum. But also, Gotham follows up that shocking twist, Doctor Who features a Game of Thrones stalwart, and LEGO Star Wars takes us aboard the Falcon. It’s all happening in this week’s television!


Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! (7PM, CARTOON)

“Fred switches places with the tour guide at a history museum to give him a chance to lead the gang in solving a mystery.”


Gotham (8PM, FOX)

“Captain Barnes (Michael Chiklis) is called to duty to create a law-abiding task force, with the help of Gordon. Meanwhile, Penguin gets caught up in a favor for Galavan, and Nygma asks Kringle out on a date in the all new “Rise of the Villains: Strike Force”

What are Nygma/Kringle shippers called? “Krygma’s”? Why—that’s tantalizingly similar to the ancient Greek word, “Kerygma”, meaning, to proclaim, announce or preach!

Gravity Falls (8PM, DISNEY XD)

Onward and upward!

Lego Star Wars—Droid Tales: Flight of the Falcon (8:30PM, DISNEY XD)

They really missed an opportunity to build a Lego Exogorth/Space Slug? That’s—and I speak for the voices of millions here—one the most sought after Lego sets imaginable. Right up there with a Sarlacc that has a visible digestive system.


Minority Report (9PM, FOX)

I like how they call them “murder-visions”. It’s very Warlock of the New Mutants.


Scorpion (9PM, CBS)

“Walter, Cabe and Happy are trapped with the crew in a top secret submarine when an explosion sends it to the bottom of the ocean with limited oxygen and a self-destruct function that will soon activate”


Blindspot (10PM, NBC)

Mysterious facial tattoos that each correspond with a different infectious disease!



The Flash (8PM, CW)

Jay Garrick vs The Sand Demon! The multiverse starts here.

The Muppets (8PM, ABC)

Swedish Chef does Rapper’s Delight—that’s the joke? Not a clever recontextualisation of the song’s meaning through an ornate set piece, but just Swedish Chef in a room, to the shocked expressions of his fellow performers? I mean, it’s by the Sugarhill Gang! For the love of God, you could have ants do it! A war of rapping puppet-ants!


Face Off (9PM, SYFY)

The remaining artist must make –essentially—Garbage Pail Kid versions of their own family members.


From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (9PM, EL REY)

This unusual promo I found appears to be both letterboxed and pan and scanned.

iZombie (9PM, CW)

Liz eats a frat boy’s brain and becomes a total jabroni.

Agents of SHIELD (9PM, ABC)

Mutants—sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them—ehhh—Inhumans! I meant “Inhumans”. Inhumans.


Scream Queens (9PM, FOX)

“With Halloween just days away, Dean Munsch makes an announcement affecting the campus and, specifically, Chanel’s plan to throw a pumpkin patch party in support of her Kappa Kappa Tau presidential campaign. Meanwhile, Grace and Pete lead a search party for a missing friend, which steers them closer to the Red Devil than ever before, and Chanel #3 and #5 learn.”


A pumpkin patch party sounds pretty fun!

The Bastard Executioner (10PM, FX)

“Wilkin and Toran encounter a new timeline for their revenge. Lady Love gets a surprise visit from an unlikely ally.”



Arrow (8PM, CW)

Anarky debuts!

Ghost Hunters (9PM, SYFY)

This one’s called “A Fortress of Phantoms”.

Nova (9PM, PBS)

“Delve into the chilling new reality of cyberwar in startling, previously unreported detail.”


Supernatural (9PM, CW)

A soul-eating baby! Now it’s really season eleven.

Star Wars Rebels (9:30PM, Disney XD)

Moonbeam City (10:30PM, COMEDY)

Following a new South Park!


Time After Time (2:30AM, TCM)

Recently announced to become a television series. Followed by Hands of the Ripper for a “Saucy Jack” combo.


Steven Universe (5:30PM, CARTOON)

Peridot really sells it.

Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! (7:00PM, CARTOON)

“To solve the mystery of a creepy Crystal Crawler, the gang must venture into the Crystal Canopy.”


Heroes Reborn (8PM, NBC)

Save the anteater, save the world.

The Vampire Diaries (8PM, CW)

“Killing Malcolm is classic Damon.”

The Originals (9PM, CW)

“After discovering that poachers have begun taking out werewolves in the bayou, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) grow concerned for Hayley’s (Phoebe Tonkin) safety when she fails to show up during the full moon. Meanwhile, Davina (Danielle Campbell), the only one with the answer to Hayley’s whereabouts, plots ways to use that to her advantage. Elsewhere, Cami (Leah Pipes) approaches Klaus (Joseph Morgan) with her theory on who is behind the series of murders in the French Quarter, while Lucien (guest star Andrew Lees) delivers to Elijah an unsettling warning about the war brewing among the sire lines. Finally, after receiving a dire prophecy about the future of the Mikaelson siblings, Klaus takes extreme measures to determine the validity of this potential impending threat.”


Sleepy Hollow (9PM, FOX)

“Fear is rampant in Sleepy Hollow when Pandora releases an ancient artifact from her box that can transform an ordinary human into a terrifying figure from the past.”


Haven (10PM, SYFY)

“When Nathan is put on trial, Dwight and Charlotte must clear his name. The Teagues moderate the trial. Audrey tries to solve the trouble.”



Spongebob Squarepants (7:30PM, NICK)

TCM’s Scary Kids Marathon (8PM, TCM)

Incredible line-up beginning with The Nanny at eight, followed by The Bad Seed, Children of the Damned, Village of the Damned, Curse of the Cat People, and ending with Valerie and Her Week of Wonders! Don’t miss it.


Reign (8PM, CW)

“Elizabeth (Rachel Skarsten) must deal with the political backlash of harboring Catherine (Megan Follows) in England, while Catherine is imprisoned upon her return to France. Mary (Adelaide Kane) is forced to make some difficult decisions about securing Scotland’s future and Lola (Anna Popplewell) is conflicted in her feelings for Narcisse (Craig Parker).”


Z Nation (10PM, SYFY)

Even more evil kids and babies.

Black Jesus (11PM, CARTOON)

Continuum (11PM, SYFY)

Series finale!


Pokemon (8AM, CARTOON)

Braixen accidently breaks her twig, upsetting and hurting her, so the gang decides to find a new twig and cheer up Braixen.”


Could this be the lowest-stakes Pokemon adventure ever?

My Little Pony (11:30AM, DFC)

The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows”

Power Rangers: Dino Charge (12PM, NICK)

“When a monster kidnaps a Ranger and takes on their appearance during a Halloween party, Kendall must discover which of the team is the fake before their Energems are stolen.”


Halloween episode!

Doctor Who (9PM, BBC AMERICA)

Vikings, the Mire and Maisie Williams!

Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors (9PM, DISNEY XD)

Part three of the Contest of Champions saga.

They Found Hell (9PM, SYFY)

“College students who accidentally opened a portal to another dimension find themselves trapped and hunted by the denizens of hell.”


Svengoolie Presents The Cat and the Canary (10PM, MeTV)


Once Upon a Time (8PM, ABC)

“Yer the savior. Save yer self!” –Rumplestilstkin

The Simpsons (8PM, FOX)

A non-Treehouse of Horror Halloween episode!?

“When Lisa becomes scared at the Krustyland Halloween Horror Night, Homer is forced to take down his Everscream Terrors decorations. Halloween pop-up employees seek vengeance on Homer for causing them to lose their jobs, and rob his house while Homer and Lisa hide out in the attic. Homer and Lisa light up their stored holiday decorations to attract attention and stand up to the intruders.”


Bob’s Burgers (9PM, FOX)

Halloween episode!

“The Belchers are ready for an amazing Halloween! Louise reveals that she has never been scared before and the family sets out to visit a spooky haunted house. When trouble ensues following their visit, the Belchers find themselves in a zany situation more frightening than they bargained for! “


The Leftovers (9PM, HBO)

“Laurie (Amy Brenneman) and Tom Garvey’s (Chris Zylka) work to rescue lost souls takes a toll on theirs. Laurie seeks to spread the word about the Guilty Remnant’s dangers, while Tom’s infiltration of the cult uncovers a whole new nest of problems.”


The Walking Dead (9PM, AMC)

Kind of a weird promo clip, but you’re going to watch anyway.

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

“Phil/Tandy finds redemption when he saves the day on an all new Last Man on Earth.”


Comic Book Men (12:00AM, AMC)

Season premiere! Yeah, wow—it’s also still on!

Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special III (12:00AM, CARTOON)

Swamp Thing/ You are amazing/ You make everything…nasty.


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A couple of other mentions. At midnight this Wednesday on TCM, just before the showing of Time After Time, is Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of A Clockwork Orange (also with Mr. McDowell).

Not genre related but on Thursday at 2:45 AM (really 2:45 AM Friday) TCM is screening Penelope Spheeris’ The Decline of Western Civilization, a 1981 documentary covering the L.A. punk music scene. The second part of the trilogy, The Decline of Western Civilization Part II The Metal Years (“The L.A. punk scene is taken over by glam metal”), is being shown late Saturday night/early Sunday morning starting at 2:30 AM as one of that night’s TCM Underground movies. Then at 4:15 AM the other TCM Underground movie is the animated Heavy Metal (won’t you take that ride, ride, ride, ride ...).

Sunday at 8:00 PM is a chance to see escapologist Harry Houdini in action as a framed man in The Grim Game from 1919, followed at 9:30 PM with William Gillette as the Great Detective in 1916’s Sherlock Holmes, a role he had been playing onstage since 1899.

Unrelated to TCM but, if you get it, the MGM HD channel is running (and rerunning) classic horror movies every night this month under the banner title “Nightly Apparitions”. This week’s Nightly Apparitions offerings are The Terror, Tower of Evil, The Premature Burial, The Haunted Palace, Tales of Terror, and The Vampire.

(Full disclosure because I am lazy I copied/pasted most of this from another earlier post I made)