TV THIS WEEK: Legends of Tomorrow assemble, Doctor Who's finale, and more!

We're losing more and more shows to fall finales this week, but on the bright side we get lots of major events before our favorite shows go on hiatus. This week, the Legends of Tomorrow come together on The Flash and Arrow, Bruce Wayne is abducted on GothamDoctor Who reaches a season finale, and more!

Check out the week in TV below. What's on your watchlist?


Gotham (FOX) Monday, 8 p.m. - "Rise of the Villains: Worse Than a Crime"

Midseason finale! - As we get closer to Christmas, more and more shows are signing off for a little winter break, and this week it's Gotham's turn. In the midseason finale, Gordon will have to work with some unlikely allies when Bruce Wayne gets abducted, which could mean we either get a major cliffhanger or some kind of story pivot to close out 2015. That's not the only reason to watch tonight, though: During the broadcast, FOX will air a new sneak peek at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, giving us our first new footage in some time.

Minority Report (FOX) Monday, 9 p.m. - "Everybody Runs"

Season finale! - Minority Report seemed so promising in the buildup to its premiere. It had a concept that provided built-in procedural fun, it had a diverse cast, and it just looked, well, cool. Then it premiered, and audiences just didn't show up, prompting FOX to actually reduce the show's initial episode order. At this point, all that's left is the official cancellation notice, which should arrive any day now.

The Flash (CW) Tuesday, 8 p.m. - "Legends of Today" & Arrow (CW) Wednesday, 8 p.m.  - "Legends of Yesterday"

Legends of Tomorrow! - We've come to expect big things from the event episodes of Arrow and The Flash, and this year's crossover has the highest stakes yet, not because of the story, but because this is when we find out what the Arrowverse is really made of. Last year it successfully spun off The Flash, which became a hit in its own right, and now both shows are teaming up to launch Legends of Tomorrow, the first team series in the CW's little superhero world. Lightning struck twice with The Flash, but will the third time work just as well? We'll get to see how it all begins this week.

Doctor Who (BBC) Saturday, 9 p.m. - "Hell Bent"

Season finale! - We were promised big things from this season of Doctor Who, and whether you've liked the events of the year or not, you can't argue with the ambition. Steven Moffat and company introduced a powerful new villain, set up a massive new arc, got rid of a Companion and, finally, dropped the Doctor back on Gallifrey with the revelation that he himself could be the one who destroys it. This is huge stuff, and while we don't know if it'll pay off now or next season, I can't wait to find out. Plus, the Christmas special is just a few weeks away.

The Leftovers (HBO) Sunday, 9 p.m. - "I Live Here Now"

Season finale! - While its first season was well received, with Season 2 The Leftovers has catapulted into being one of the most critically beloved shows of the year, and it's done it thanks to new locations, new twists and stories that play with time and mystery like nothing Season 1 had to offer. It's a bleak, powerful show, and this was the year everyone sat up and took notice. Now we just have to wait and see if HBO will keep the show around despite rather low viewership. It's a network that loves prestige, and The Leftovers has it, but the show's fate is uncertain at the moment.


Gotham (FOX) 8 p.m. - "Rise of the Villains: Worse Than a Crime"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Supergirl (CBS) 8 p.m. - "Red Faced"

Kara goes too far during a training exercise against a military cyborg commissioned by Lucy Lane's father; Cat's judgmental mother visits; Alex asks Winn to investigate her father's death.

Minority Report (FOX) 9 p.m. - "Everybody Runs"

Read more in our Highlights section above.


The Muppets (ABC) 8 p.m. - "Going, Going, Gonzo"

Following a duet with Miss Piggy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt heads to play poker with Scooter, Pepe and the gang; the Great Gonzo gets ready to perform his dream stunt; Dave Grohl and Animal compete in a drum-off.

The Flash (CW) 8 p.m. - "Legends of Today"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 9 p.m. - "Closure"

Ward's revenge campaign cripples the team; Coulson makes it clear he will stop at nothing to settle the score.

iZombie (CW) 9 p.m. - "The Hurt Stalker"

Babineaux arrives at a crime scene only to discover the murder victim was a an ex of his who had been stalking him, making him the primary suspect; Major struggles to deal with Liv on stalker brains.

Scream Queens (FOX) 9 p.m. - "Black Friday"

The Red Devil has plans to disrupt the holiday the Chanels like the most: Black Friday; Denise gets another job; Pete receives an offer from Chad; a confession is made.

Manhattan (WGN) 9 p.m. - "Human Error"

As the project falters, Charlie turns to an unlikely partner for help.


Arrow (CW) 8 p.m. - "Legends of Yesterday"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Supernatural (CW) 9 p.m. - "Just My Imagination"

Sam is surprised when his childhood imaginary friend, Sully, suddenly shows up and Dean can see him too.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (NBC) 9 p.m. 

Boris Karloff narrates an animated tale about the lonely and heartless title character who decides to dress up as Santa and steal the Christmas decorations, gifts and feast from the people of Whoville.

Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD) 9:30 p.m. - "The Future of the Force"

No synopsis available. 

American Horror Story: Hotel (FX) 10 p.m. - "The Ten Commandments Killer"

John closes in on the Ten Commandments Killer and Sally details her arrangement with March.


Teen Titans Go! (TOON) 6 p.m. - "The True Meaning of Christmas"

No synopsis available.

Adventure Time (TOON) 7 p.m. - "The More You Moe, the Moe You Know"

No synopsis available.

The Vampire Diaries (CW) 8 p.m. - "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me"

While Julian and Lily host a party to celebrate Mary Louise and Nora's anniversary, Stefan and Damon initiate a risky plan; Caroline faces a new reality that threatens to destroy her relationship with Stefan; Lily makes a difficult decision.

Toy Story That Time Forgot (ABC) 8 p.m.

While at a post-Christmas play date, the gang finds itself in uncharted territory after some cool new action figures turn out to be delusional, leaving it up to Trixie to save the day.

The Originals (CW) 9 p.m. - "The Other Girl in New Orleans"

After learning Aurora may be responsible for the threat to Cami's life, Klaus engages in another of her devious games; Elijah, Freya and Hayley act against Tristan; Aya forces Marcel to make a difficult decision.

Haven (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Blind Spot"

Audrey and Nathan try to regain control of the police station while a mysterious killer leaves a wake of bodies.


Grimm (NBC) 9 p.m. - "Rat King"

An encounter with the mythical Rat King leaves two dead; Trubel is wounded and taken to the hospital; Nick meets Meisner (Damien Puckler).

Z Nation (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Adios, Muchachos"

It's discovered that the Z-vaccine doesn't work; Vasquez gets caught trying to kill Escorpian; Murphy uses mental manipulation to help Warren.


Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) 8 p.m. - "Alis Volat Proplis"

A former nemesis returns to Florence and stands in opposition to Crusade efforts; Vanessa and Nico ponder their futures; Leo attempts to decipher the Turkish armor.

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) 9 p.m. - "The Killer of Killers"

Ash knows what to do with the Necronomicon after having a drug-induced vision; Pablo and Kelly notice something ominous.

Doctor Who (BBC) 9 p.m. - "Hell Bent"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

The Returned (Sundance) 10 p.m. - "Esther"

No synopsis available.


Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8 p.m. - "Swan Song"

No synopsis available.

The Librarians (TNT) 8 p.m. - "And the Image of Image"

When people begin suffering the effects of accidents and sins in which they have not been involved, the team tracks the connection to Dorian Gray.

Agent X (TNT) 9 p.m. - "Sacrifice"

John accompanies Natalie on clandestine peace talks between the Mexican government and Marxist insurgents; the group is stranded when their helicopter is shot down.

The Leftovers (HBO) 9 p.m. - "I Live Here Now"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 9:30 p.m. - "Secret Santa"

As Christmas draws near, Carol tries to spread festive cheer by organizing a Secret Santa gift exchange.

Into the Badlands (AMC) 10 p.m. - "Two Tigers Subdue Dragons"

Sunny and M.K. try to figure out how to control the boy's power; Quinn sets a dangerous parlay with a rival Baron to help fight The Widow.


(Episode synopses via Zap2It)



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