TV THIS WEEK: The Walking Dead heats up, SGU shocker & more!

It's a thin week for TV due to Thanksgiving, but at least you get to eat lots of turkey—and there are still several originals, including The Event, The Walking Dead and Stargate Universe. You can also look forward to some original animation on the Cartoon Network with the movie Firebreather and a sneak peek of the new superhero series Young Justice.

And Sarah goes rogue in Chuck, Thomas challenges Sophia on The Event, Jim becomes ordinary on No Ordinary Family, the crew of the Destiny gets a blast from the past on Stargate Universe, Chance's past comes back to haunt him on Human Target, it's a Kung Fu Panda Christmas for Po, Magnus learns why she should never answer an SOS call on Sanctuary, Jewel Staite goes Hallmark on Call Me Mrs. Miracle, dino bones come to life on Triassic Attack, and the survivors deal with the aftermath of the zombie attack on The Walking Dead. Other than that, it will be a good week to catch up on those reruns.

Here's what we have to look forward to this week on sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal and spy-fi TV, along with non-sci-fi shows that involve sci-fi or fantasy storylines or stars.

Monday, Nov. 22

Chuck (NBC) 8 p.m. - "Chuck Versus Phase Three"

With Chuck kidnapped and in the hands of the Belgian (Richard Chamberlain), there's only one thing for the team to do ... rescue him. As Team Bartowski travels to the jungles of Southeast Asia, Sarah heads off on a rogue missing to save the man she loves. Meanwhile, Ellie and Awesome are on their own mission to uncover a Stephen Bartowski secret.

Here's a promo:

The Event (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Your World to Take"

As Martinez deals the realization of who the traitor was, Sophia has issues of her own when she unveils her plans and finds dissension among her people. Meanwhile, Sean and Leila try to find Samantha.

Here's a preview:

And other Monday shows of interest

On Fox's Lie to Me (9 p.m.), Smallville's Annette O'Toole plays a woman with early-onset Alzheimer's who has a secret buried in her head.

Tuesday, Nov. 23

No Ordinary Family (ABC) 8 p.m. - "No Ordinary Accident"

When Jim suddenly loses his powers, Stephanie investigates. Meanwhile, Katie begins to fall for her new boyfriend and J.J. gets in deep trouble when he's caught hacking into the school's computer system.

Here's a promo:

Stargate Universe (Syfy) 9 p.m. - "Visitation"

When a shuttle appears, the Destiny crew learn it's one of theirs and it holds the people they left behind on that Earth-like planet last season. Meanwhile, Chloe gets ready for a new stage of her life. Think we'll learn what happened to TJ's baby?

Here's a preview and a sneak peek:

And other Tuesday shows of interest

On the Cartoon Network's Tower Prep (9 p.m.), Ian discovers a book with secret escape plans on "Book Report." And the Biography Channel's Biography (10 p.m.) profiles Transformers' Megan Fox.

Wednesday, Nov. 24

Firebreather (Cartoon Network) 7 p.m.

As if dealing with a new high school weren't bad enough, teen Duncan (voiced by Jesse Head) has a human mother and a fire-breathing Kaiju monster father. While mom wants him to finish high school, his 120-foot dad plans for him to take over his throne someday. Based on the comic-book series by Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn. Dana Delany also lends her voice to the movie.

Here's a preview and a sneak peek:

Human Target (Fox) 8 p.m. - "A Wife's Tale"

We learn more about Chance's past when he sets out to protect a woman (Molly Parker) whose husband he assassinated seven years earlier. Meanwhile, Ilsa has second thoughts about her decision to take over the business, and Ames tries to get Guerrero to mentor her.

Here's a sneak peek:

And other Wednesday shows of interest

On NBC's Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special (8:30 p.m.), Po (voice of Jack Black) is torn between his job and his family traditions when he learns that he must host an event on his favorite holiday, Winter Feast.

Thursday, Nov. 25 - Happy Thanksgiving

Ancient Aliens (History Channel) 10 p.m. - "Aliens and the Third Reich"

Could the Nazis have used alien technology to build experimental weapons and crafts beyond the limits of 20th-century science? What do you think? Could they have?

We couldn't find a promo, but here's the beginning of last week's episode, "Underground Aliens."

Friday, Nov. 26

Young Justice (Cartoon Network) 7 p.m. - "Independence Day"

Special series sneak peek! Don't call them sidekicks! This one-hour pilot shows how teenage superheroes Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis came to star in their own animated series based on characters from the DC Comics universe. Young Justice premieres as a series in early 2011.

Here's a preview:

Sanctuary (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Breach"

When the Sanctuary gets an anonymous call for help, the team heads off to check out a spooky, abandoned building. And when Magnus gets trapped inside, she finds herself going up against a mysterious assailant. Needless to say, they really should stop answering those SOS calls.

Here's a promo:

And other Friday shows of interest

On Disney XD's Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! (8:30 & 9 p.m.), there's a two-parter that has the Avengers trying to stop villains who've used gamma energy to turn people into monsters in "Gamma World." And on the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures (9 p.m.) it's a ghost hunt in an old mining town in the Mojave Desert at the Amargosa Opera House and Hotel.

Saturday, Nov. 27

Debbie Macombers' Call Me Mrs. Miracle (Hallmark) 8 p.m.

Doris Roberts and Firefly's Jewel Staite star in this Christmas movie that returns Roberts to the role of Emily Merkle, or Mrs. Miracle, a new employee whom no one can remember hiring at the financially strapped Finley's Department Store. Just as the employees begin to believe that Christmas might not happen at all, the magical new employee shows them why she's called Mrs. Miracle. Eric Johnson and Lauren Holly also star.

Here's a preview:

Triassic Attack (Syfy) 9 p.m.

They're ancient, they're angry and they're bony! Eureka's Colin Ferguson directs this Syfy Saturday night flick, which explores what happens when an Indian curse comes to life by way of three dinosaur skeletons who go on a rampage near a small town.

Here's a preview and a sneak peek:

And other Saturday shows of interest

On Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place (8:30 p.m.), Alex decides to quit her wizard training to focus on being mortal in "Alex Gives Up."

Sunday, Nov. 28

The Walking Dead (AMC) 10 p.m. - "Wildfire"

When zombies attack, the survivors must deal with the aftermath, which leads them to consider a journey to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Meanwhile, Jim is forced to make a life-or-death decision. With only a couple episodes left of The Walking Dead's teeny-tiny (and yet amazing) first season, I'm already going through withdrawal.

Here's a sneak peek:

And other Sunday shows of interest

On A&E's Paranormal State (9 & 9:30 p.m.), Ryan and the team go to his hometown of Sumter, S.C., to help with the spirit of a murdered boy in "Haunted Homecoming," and then to a farm in Pennsylvania to help a family in "Bedroom Eyes." Then, on A&E's The Ghost Prophecies (10 p.m.), paranormal investigator Chad Calek and his team hunt ghosts. And on the channel's Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal (11 p.m.), two psychic teens work with New York detectives on the case of a missing teen in "Psychic Kids Investigates: The Lost Soul."

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