TV THIS WEEK: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns, The Strain's finale, and more!

It's another big week for TV as we continue to say hello to the fall shows and goodbye to the summer shows. In the coming days, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back for Season 3, The Strain finishes Season 2, Fear the Walking Dead ends its first year, The Leftovers is back, and more!

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


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) Tuesday, 9 PM - "Laws of Nature"

Season premiere! - Well, for a while we weren't sure we'd get to this point, but we've arrived. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back for Season 3, and there are a lot of dangling threads from Season 2 that we'll have to pay attention to. Will we really get a Secret Warriors team? Will we figure out what happened to Simmons? Will this Inhumans storyline reach the point that we actually get even bigger comic book characters on the show (I say this because all I want in life is live-action Lockjaw, guys)? Whatever the case, the stage is set for the most ambitious season of this show yet, so let's see how it plays out. Check out a preview below.


Sleepy Hollow (FOX) Thursday, 9 PM - "I, Witness"

Season premiere! - Sleepy Hollow is another show that we weren't sure we'd see for another year, but here it is, and it will be very interesting to see how this plays out. It's been widely reported that FOX was interested in a restructuring of the show in the wake of declining viewers, and now we're in for a series that focuses more on episodic storytelling and less on convoluted, season-long mythologies. The issue there is that, apart from the chemistry between the characters, many of the show's biggest fans showed up for that convoluted mythology, and now that's being at least somewhat diminished, so it's hard to tell whether this will help or hurt the show. We'll find out in the coming weeks. Check out a preview for the season below.


Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) Sunday, 9 PM - "The Good Man"

Season finale! - There is absolutely no question that Fear the Walking Dead is a hit. Before it even premiered, AMC renewed the series for a second season, and now that confidence has been proven valid thanks to record-setting ratings. The question is how long the show can sustain its story, which, of course, is also a question that's plagued The Walking Dead for years now. The main appeal of Fear the Walking Dead was that we'd get to see the outbreak as it happened, and watch as the world crumbled. That will eventually end, though, and the show will have to grappled with the same issues that its parent series has dealt with. Will it still be watchable at that point, or will it devolved into predictability? We have no idea, but it'll be fun to see this series continue its evolution next year. Check out a preview below.


The Leftovers (HBO) Sunday, 9 PM - "Axis Mundi"

Season premiere! - In its first season, The Leftovers maintained a very consistent audience and drew critical acclaim as it explored a world in which some people simply vanished, leaving everyone else searching for answers in their own, often conflicting, ways. This season, the show is relocating to a town in Texas where no one was taken, which will no doubt open plenty of new wounds and mysteries. Like Under the DomeThe Leftovers is a series based on a single novel, so at a certain point its writers have to diverge and develop something new. As the show goes on, we as viewers have to see if that will actually work. Check out a preview below.


The Strain (FX) Sunday, 10 PM - "Night Train"

Season finale! - So, we've arrived at the end of The Strain Season 2, and for many viewers it's been frustrating. It's very clear what's at stake, and it's very clear where the heroes and villains stand, but we've also dealt with plenty of wheel-spinning and character-driven conflict outside of the show's overarching mythology. Still, this show has a drive to it that's hard to resist, and feeling like we're going to get to the bigger stuff eventually is something I've never been able to shake. Now, we'll see how the show sets up its next chapter. Check out a preview below.



Gotham (FOX) 8 PM - "Rise of the Villains: Knock Knock"

After his reinstatement, Gordon tackles the deadly inmate escape from Arkham Asylum; Bruce turns to a friend of his father's for help; Nygma tries to ask Kristin Kringle out.


Minority Report (FOX) 9 PM - "Mr. Nice Guy"

Vega and Dash search for a killer who is down on love; Dash continues to seek help from his siblings.


Scorpion (CBS) 9 PM - "Cuba Libre"

When a woman from Cabe's past asks for help apprehending a war criminal, the members of Team Scorpion travel to Cuba.



The Muppets (ABC) 8 PM - "Hostile Makeover"

Kermit sets Miss Piggy up with Josh Groban, who gives her advice on improving her show; Fozzie lands an invitation to a party at Jay Leno's house; Bobo irritates everyone by selling cookies for his daughter.


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) 9 PM - "Laws of Nature"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Scream Queens (FOX) 9 PM - "Chainsaw"

Chanel turns Hester into her next project; Chanel No. 3 shares a secret; a surprising connection between two students is revealed.


From Dusk Till Dawn (El Rey) 9 PM - "Bizarre Tales"

Freddie and Kate follow the trail of a mass grave to Oculto, a reclusive and dangerous Lord.

Face Off (Syfy) 9 PM - "Freak Show"

The artists must create their very own freak show character inspired by a promotional poster.

Limitless (CBS) 10 PM - "Badge! Gun!"

Brian puts his new job at risk when he disregards orders to stay out of a renowned journalist's murder.


The Bastard Executioner (FX) 10 PM - "A Hunger/Newyn"

Lady Love journeys to Windsor to learn the fate of Ventrishire from King Edward II; Ventris, Milus and company welcome a visit from Baron Pryce.


Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9 PM - "There Ghosts the Neighborhood"

Three generations of a family inhabit a haunted estate in Joplin, Mo.; two properties in Barnstable, Mass., may be connected by one ghost.

Paranormal Witness (Syfy) 10 PM - "The Dark Pond"

A darkness lurks in the inky waters of a pond; a family must battle a malevolent force for its daughter

South Park (Comedy) 10 PM - "The City Part of Town"

No synopsis available.

Moonbeam City (Comedy) 10:30 PM - "The Strike Visualizer Strikes Again"

A killer dubbed the Moonbeam Maniac wreaks havoc across the city; Dazzle forms a friendship with Nocturne von Groff, an artist who creates the cartoons that play at bowling alleys.


Steven Universe (TOON) 6:30 PM - "When It Rains"

Steven helps a friend who is afraid of thunderstorms.


Heroes Reborn (NBC) 8 PM - "Under the Mask"

Erica reveals how far she will go to protect the world from Evos; Tommy shares his ability with Emily; Noah and Quentin continue their quest for the truth; an invisible force guides Malina.

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 9 PM - "I, Witness"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Dominion (Syfy) 10 PM - "Sine Deo Nihil"

Season finale! - As the army breaches the walls of Vega, David makes a final sacrifice to secure survival; Gabriel forces Michael back to Mallory; Noma's secret is revealed; Claire tries for closure; Alex fights for control.


Geeks Who Drink (Syfy) 11 PM - "Retta vs. Robert Buckley"

Season finale! - Retta's ``Menace 2 Sobriety'' competes against Robert Buckley's ``Frank-Einsteins.''


Z Nation (Syfy) 10 PM - "Batch 47"

While looking for a ``natural'' cure for the virus, the survivors head to the greenhouse, where Batch 47 is being grown.


Continuum (Syfy) 11 PM - "Zero Hour"

Kiera and Brad's trust reaches a breaking point; Carlos and Kellog come to their own realizations; Alec has a strange encounter.



Doctor Who (BBC America) 9 PM - "Under the Lake"

When an Underwater Base comes under attack, the Doctor and Clara must save the frightened crew and defeat an impossible threat.


Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors (Disney XD) 9 PM - "Contest of Champions, Part One"

In this first of a four part story Spider-Man, The Avengers, and The Agents of SMASH battle their greatest foes for the fate of the planet.

Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD) 9:30 PM - "One in a Million"

No synopsis available.


Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8 PM - "The Price"

No synopsis available.


Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) 9 PM - "The Good Man"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

The Leftovers (HBO) 9 PM - "Axis Mundi"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

The Strain (FX) 10 PM - "Night Train"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

CSI: Cyber (CBS) 10 PM - "Why-Fi"

Season premiere! - D.B. Russell transfers from Las Vegas to become the director of the new division; Avery considers a career move; Krumitz is a witness in his sister's trial; Elijah deals with a domestic situation.


(Episode synopses via Zap2It)


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