TV THIS WEEK: Intelligence and Helix premiere, Teen Wolf returns, and more!


Yay! Regular TV has started its winter return, and we'll get two major new premieres with CBS's Intelligence and Syfy's Helix, along with the return of the second half of Teen Wolf's third season.

Also this week, someone wants to blow up Kennex on Almost Human, the secret of Coulson's return to the living comes to light on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Caleb deals with his Miranda issues on Ravenswood, the team deals with Reese's absence on Person of Interest, Charlie searches for the missing Aaron on Revolution, Stevie Nicks guest-stars as herself on American Horror Story: Coven, Sheldon is forced to take a vacation on The Big Bang Theory, Sherlock takes on the mafia on Elementary, the Bird-Kersees are mugged on The Neighbors, a Wesen gang is investigated on Grimm, Grayson continues his plan to destroy the Order of the Dragon on Dracula, and the guys go up against the Furies on Atlantis.

Here's what we have to look forward to this week on sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal TV.

Monday, Jan. 6

Almost Human (Fox) 8 p.m. - “Simon Says”

While Dorian has power issues that make him unstable, Kennex becomes the target of a mad bomber who likes to blow up people and broadcast the carnage on the Internet.

Here's a preview:

Teen Wolf (MTV) 10 p.m. - “Anchors”

Midseason premiere! Scott, Stiles and Allison find out what the cost of saving their parents is as Teen Wolf returns with 12 new episodes. Meanwhile, now that Sheriff Stilinski knows the truth about Beacon Hills' supernatural issues, he takes a look through his old cases to see what all those “animal attacks” might have really been.

Here's a look:

Tuesday, Jan. 7

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 8 p.m. - “The Magical Place”

The team struggles with Coulson's kidnapping. Meanwhile, Coulson finds out what the people holding him want.

Here's a promo:

Ravenswood (ABC Family) 8 p.m. - “Revival”

Winter premiere! Caleb tries to come to terms with the time he spent with Miranda. Meanwhile, a dangerous entity is drawn to Remy.

Here's a preview:

Intelligence (CBS) 9 p.m. - “Pilot”

Series premiere! This new globetrotting sci-fi series stars Lost's Josh Holloway as Gabriel, a spy with the ultimate computer chip implanted his head. Connected to the Internet, he also has access to WiFi and satellite data and can hack into any data center. And those are only a few of his party tricks. Gabriel is at the center of an elite government cyber-security agency, run by Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger), which has a mission to protect U.S. interests against the bad guys. The series also stars Meghan Ory, John Billingsley, Michael Rady, James Martinez and P.J. Byrne.

Here's a look:

Person of Interest (CBS) 10 p.m. - “Aletheia”

With Carter dead and Reese gone, the team is stretched to protect a dying man whose number has come up.

Here's a promo:

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Revolution (NBC) 8 p.m. - “Three Amigos”

As Gene and Charlie hunt for a missing Aaron, Miles heads to Mexico with Rachel and Monroe.

Here's a little video called “Brotherhood: Miles and Monroe” about their bromance:

American Horror Story: Coven (FX) 10 p.m. - “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks”

Stevie Nicks alert! Yes, the actual Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac appears as herself, and of course she's at the center of a plot by Fiona to out the new Supreme. Meanwhile, Cordelia discovers the truth about Hank and the Witch Hunters.

Here's a preview:

Thursday, Jan. 9

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8 p.m. - “The Occupation Recalibration”

On, no! Sheldon is challenged when he's forced to take a vacation and try to relax. Meanwhile, when Penny quits her job Leonard tries to figure out a way to support her.

Here's a promo:

Elementary (CBS) 10 p.m. - “All in the Family”

The case of the body in a barrel leads Holmes and Watson to the mafia. Meanwhile, Detective Bell continues to have issues with Sherlock.

Here's a look:

Friday, Jan. 10

The Neighbors (ABC) 8:30 p.m. - “Fear and Loving in New Jersey”

When the Bird-Kersees are mugged, Debbie and Marty give them self-defense lessons. Meanwhile, Amber and Reggie's date night is disrupted by Jane.

Grimm (NBC) 9 p.m. - “Eyes of the Beholder”

Nick and Hank investigate what might be a Wesen gang killing, which seems to involve Hank's physical therapist. Meanwhile, Juliette discovers her friend is a Wesen.

Here's a look:

Dracula (NBC) 10 p.m. - “Come to Die”

Mina finds herself in a dangerous situation, as Grayson continues to struggle against his desires. Meanwhile, Lady Jayne believes there's another master vampire stalking London.

Here's a preview:

Helix (Syfy) 10 p.m. - “Pilot/Vector”

New series! Syfy's new sci-fi horror series from Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore and The X-Files'  Steven Maeda follows a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control as they travel to a high-tech research facility in the arctic to investigate a possible outbreak. What they find, however, is a dangerous virus that seems to evolve, which may be mankind's salvation or its total annihilation. The series stars The 4400's Billy Campbell, The Wolverine's Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanime, Jordan Hayes, Meegwun Fairbrother, Neil Napier and Catherine Lemieux.

Here's a promo:

Other Friday shows of interest:

On the Travel Channel's The Dead Files (10 p.m.), Steve and Amy travel to Deadwood, S.D., to investigate the murder of a well-known gunslinger.

Saturday, Jan. 11

Atlantis (BBC America) 9 p.m. - “The Furies”

The guys escort valuable cargo into the desert and run into the infamous Furies. Meanwhile, Pythagoras' younger brother, Arcas (Will Merrick), joins them in their journey.

Here's a preview:

Other Saturday shows of interest:

On LMN's The Haunting Of … (10 p.m.), musician Jack Blades travels to Alamogordo, N.M., to revisit a cousin's home where he previously had a run-in with the paranormal.

Sunday, Jan. 12

Unlocking Sherlock (PBS) 10 p.m.

This special digs into all things Sherlock as it goes behind the scenes to get insights from actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, and explores where co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss got their inspiration. And we'll get a look at the filming of season three. Sherlock returns for another short season on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 9:58 p.m. ET

Here's a look at the season-three trailer:

Other Sunday shows of interest:

On the Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot (10 p.m.), the team heads to Kansas in the hunt for the “Bigfoot of Oz.

What are you going to watch?


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