TV THIS WEEK: The CW's huge DC crossover, S.H.I.E.L.D. returns, Incorporated premieres

Welcome to TV This Week! Your one-stop shop for all the cool sci-fi and fantasy stuff you should be watching over the next seven days!

It’s finally arrived: The CW’s massive “Invasion!” crossover arrives. The event kicks off on Supergirl, then feeds into Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow throughout the week. It’s arguably one of the biggest TV events ever attempted, and it’ll be positively insane to see so many heroes share the screen at one time. Regardless of whether you only watch some of these shows, be sure to set your DVR so you’ll catch ‘em all.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. also returns this week, as we continue to follow Ghost Rider’s journey. If you haven’t been watching, it’s high time to come back. This show is really hitting its stride. Over on Syfy (Corporate owner of Blastr -Ed.), the near-future thriller Incorporated makes its debut with a white-knuckle pilot into the world of corporate espionage.

Highlights

Supergirl (The CW), Monday, 8 p.m. - “Medusa”

A superhero crossover event begins with Barry Allen and Cisco Ramon from "The Flash" seeking Kara's help with an alien invasion; at the same time, Eliza comes to town to celebrate Thanksgiving with her daughters, which seems like the perfect opportunity for Alex to come out to her mother. Meanwhile, Winn and James consider telling Kara the truth about the Guardian; and Kara wants to team up with Lena Luthor to combat a deadly virus unleashed by CADMUS.

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tuesday, 10 p.m. - “Deals With Our Devils”

The team search for answers as Ghost Rider's clock counts down.

 

Incorporated (Syfy), Wednesday, 10 p.m. - “Vertical Mobility”

SERIES PREMIERE: Spiga junior executive Ben Larson hides his real identity in order to infiltrate a very sinister corporate world and save the woman he loves in the series premiere of this futuristic drama. Meanwhile, Laura, Ben's wife, considers a life change; and outsider Theo is offered a dangerous job.

Monday

Gotham (Fox), Monday, 8 p.m. - “Mad City: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster”

The virus spreads through Gotham; and the laboratory that's working on a cure is compromised. In other events, Mario and Gordon square off before the wedding; Selina meets an unexpected face; and Barbara has information about Isabella for Nygma.

 

Supergirl (The CW), Monday, 8 p.m. - “Medusa”

See more in our “Highlights” section above.

People of Earth (TBS), Monday, 9 p.m. - “Significant Other”

Ozzie and Father Doug go out for the night. Meanwhile, Gina hosts a coming-out event for StarCrossed members, and Jeff bonds with an online stranger.

Lucifer (Fox), Monday, 9 p.m. - “Quid Pro Ho”

Charlotte tries to turn Chloe against Lucifer in an effort to get him to depart Earth; Amenadiel becomes Charlotte's soldier, leaving Maze to question his loyalty.

 

Mars (National Geographic), Monday, 9 p.m. - “Pressure Drop”

In 2033, the Daedalus crew struggles to find permanent shelter. Currently, the European Space Agency and Roscosmos partner to launch an orbiter.

 

Timeless (NBC), Monday, 10 p.m. - “Space Race”

The historic Apollo 11 mission unfolds with a nation watching, but Flynn arrives near mission control and sets out to rewrite the events of that day. The trio need to summon courage as they reach out to an unsung hero to thwart Flynn's scheme.

Tuesday

The Flash (The CW), Tuesday, 8 p.m. - “Invasion!”

A superhero crossover event continues with aliens attacking Central City and Barry asking the Green Arrow for help to stop them. But they soon realize the battle is bigger than they thought, so they track down the Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl to help. Once all of the super friends are assembled, they come up with a plan to attack but a shocking secret related to Flashpoint is revealed and suddenly no one is sure who they can trust.

 

Teen Wolf (MTV), Tuesday, 9 p.m. - “Sundowning”

Scott, Lydia and Malia search for Stiles; and Liam and the others try to keep a friend safe from the Ghost Riders.

 

Scream Queens (Fox), Tuesday, 9 p.m. - “The Hand”

Dean Munsch's efforts to grab positive press for the hospital leads to her pitching a risky surgery to Dr. Holt, whose hand is acting stranger than ever. Meanwhile, Chanel #3 forces Cassidy to take a psych test to get to the bottom of his problem; and Nurse Hoffel puts in motion her diabolical plan.

Aftermath (Syfy), Tuesday, 10 p.m. - “Hieronymo's Mad Againe”

Strangers create trouble for the Copelands, who are on a desperate hunt to find tetracycline after a family member begins to show plague symptoms.

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tuesday, 10 p.m. - “Deals With Our Devils”

See our “Highlights” section above for more information.

Wednesday

Arrow (The CW), Wednesday, 8 p.m. - “Invasion!”

A superhero event continues with Oliver waking up to a life where he never got on the Queen's Gambit. Also, Robert and Moira Queen are alive and well, and Laurel is his loving fiancée and their wedding is imminent. Everything seems perfect, but Oliver starts to notice small imperfections that make him question this new reality. Meanwhile, Felicity and the recruits take on a new threat with help from the Flash and Supergirl.

 

Vikings (History), Wednesday, 9 p.m. -“The Outsider”

Ragnar returns to Kattegat and formulates a plan to head back to Wessex, where he intends to right past wrongs.

Frequency (The CW), Wednesday, 9 p.m. - “Interference”

Peyton and Satch discover a connection to the Nightingale's first murder, leading Frank to search for additional clues. Meanwhile, Frank and Julie are forced to have an honest conversation; and Raimy receives a surprise visit.

 

Incorporated (Syfy), Wednesday, 10 p.m. - “Vertical Mobility”

For more see our “Highlights” section above.

Thursday

DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Thursday, 8 p.m. - “Invasion!”

A superhero crossover event continues with the Legends, the Flash Supergirl and Green Arrow working together to defeat the alien Dominators once and for all. Meanwhile, Stein figures out how the team can terminate the Dominators, but he's distracted by the aberration he realizes he created in 1987.

 

The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday, 8 p.m. - “The Property Division Collision”

Two nerdy physicists share an apartment and an unlikely friendship with their beautiful neighbor with whom one of them is infatuated. Like the universe after the big bang, the show's popularity expanded, thanks to breakout star Jim Parsons, along with the chemistry among the friends and the developing romance between Leonard and Penny. The addition of Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik in later seasons also enhanced the stories and relationships of the leads.

Supernatural (The CW), Thursday, 9 p.m. - “Rock Never Dies”

Lucifer realizes that as rock star Vince Vincente he can get his fans to do whatever he wants. Thrilled with this power, Lucifer arranges to play a secret VIP concert in order to kill all of them. But Sam, Dean and Castiel enter the underbelly of the music industry to stop him.

 

Falling Water (USA), Thursday, 10 p.m. - “Three Half Blind Mice”

Taka and Tess are brought together by a blackout; and Burton finds evidence that the Woman in Red may exist outside his dreams.

Friday

A Haunting (TLC), Friday, 8 p.m. - “Back From the Dead: Tunnel of Death”

In an enhanced episode, an investigation into a haunted tunnel with a gruesome history leads to a ghostly encounter.

The Vampire Diaries (The CW), Friday, 8 p.m. - “Detoured on Some Random Backwoods Path to Hell”

Caroline takes drastic measures to ensure her family's safety when her children become the focus of the Siren's latest plan, and Stefan pledges to do everything he can to save the twins. Meanwhile, Enzo is unable to fight off Sybil's latest move; and Stefan dives into his subconscious and sets off a chain of events that leaves him faced with a life-changing decision.

 

A Haunting (TLC), Friday, 9 p.m. - “Dangerous Games”

Communicating with a ghost is a pleasant experience for three siblings until it opens a door for all spirits—good and evil.

Z Nation (Syfy), Friday, 9 p.m. - “The Siege of Murphytown”

An attack on Murphytown is led by Warren.

 

Van Helsing (Syfy), Friday, 10 p.m. - “He's Coming”

Vanessa and Mohamad find themselves in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse against Sam as they make their way to a vampire-controlled camp. Meanwhile, Sheema discovers a secret that can bring down the ghetto-cell of the Resistance; and Julius takes a clandestine meeting with Dmitri.

Doctor Who (BBC America), Saturday, 8:25 p.m. - “The Power of the Daleks Episode Two”

The Doctor issues a warning against reactivating the Daleks after being summoned to investigate a space capsule.

Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD), Saturday, 8:30 p.m. - “An Inside Man”

Seeking information on a new Imperial weapon, Ezra and Kanan infiltrate the Imperial factory on Lothal, but must trust an unlikely ally to escape a lockdown

 

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America), Saturday, 9 p.m. - “Weaponized Soul”

The latest episode of the zany detective’s adventures.

Ghost Adventures (Travel Channel), Saturday, 9 p.m. - “Dumas Brothel”

The guys travel to Butte, Mont., to investigate rumors of something malevolent that lurks inside the Dumas Brothel, which at one time was the longest-running bordello in the U.S. Included: Zak suffers a mysterious scratch on his neck and loses time during the lockdown.

Sunday

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz), Sunday, 8 p.m. - "Home Again" ​

A distraught Ash tries to bring back Pablo, while Ruby and Kelly tag along to make sure Young Ash never glimpses the Necronomicon.

 

Once Upon a Time (ABC), Sunday, 8 p.m. - "Wish You Were Here"

 Be careful what you wish for, it could change your past and alter the course of fairy tales forever. The winter finale.

 

The Librarians (TNT), Sunday, 8 p.m. - "And the Reunion of Evil" ​

A routine artifact retrieval takes an alarming turn when the relic grafts itself to Cassandra. Meanwhile, a blizzard forces Stone and Cassandra to take refuge at a mysterious hotel holding a demon convention. Noah Wyle directed the episode.

 

Son of Zorn (Fox), Sunday, 8:30 p.m. - "Return of the Drinking Buddy"

An old drinking buddy visits, but tells Zorn he's sober. Elsewhere: Alan goes to a party to meet up with his crush, but circumstances get in the way.

The Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday, 9 p.m. - "Sing Me a Song" ​

A much more detailed look into the world of the Saviors and their home, the Sanctuary, is shown. Meanwhile, members of Alexandria look for supplies.

 

Westworld (HBO), Sunday, 9 p.m. - "The Bicameral Mind"

The latest episode of HBO's hit sci-fi series.

 

The Last Man on Earth (Fox), Sunday, 9:30 p.m. - "Whitney Houston, We Have a Problem" ​

Melissa leaves a note bidding the group farewell, so they set out to find out where she's gone. Meanwhile, Gail struggles to deal with her own adventure.

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