The CW is building the DC television universe with a multi-hero, time-traveling, action-adventure show: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow makes its big premiere this Thursday (8/7c). The CW is officially the place to go for superhero action, with a 1-2-3 punch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights.
Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who) stars as Rip Hunter, a time traveler from the future who arrives in our time to assemble a team that can help him stop the immortal villain Vandal Savage (Casper Crump). The team includes the ATOM (a.k.a. Ray Palmer, played by Brandon Routh), White Canary (a.k.a. Sara Lance), Captain Cold (Leonard Snart), Heat Wave (Mick Rory), Firestorm (Jefferson Jackson and Martin Stein), Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders), and Hawkman (Carter Hall).
Also this week: In addition to the mid-season premieres of The Flash and Arrow, we’re excited to have Agent Carter back on our screens as the show starring Hayley Atwell makes its second season debut. This year Peggy Carter is off to California, where her new assignment leads to a sinister threat lurking in post-war Hollywood.
At the end of the week The X-Files makes its much-hyped return to FOX, with the first of a 6-episode event series airing after the NFC Championship game. (The second episode airs next Monday.) And, as if all that wasn’t enough fun for the week, The CW’s smart and compelling sci-fi drama The 100 kicks off its third season on Thursday.
Here’s your complete schedule for this week in science fiction and fantasy television:
“Childish Things.” Kara does her best to support Winn when his father, the supervillain Toyman, breaks out of prison and seeks out his son for unknown reasons. Also, Cat offers Lucy a job at CatCo and Alex asks Hank to use his powers to help uncover Maxwell Lord’s plans.
The CW, 8/7c – MID-SEASON PREMIERE!
“Potential Energy.” Now that they’ve grown closer, Barry considers telling Patty that he is The Flash. Meanwhile, Joe and Iris try to get to know Wally, and the team hunts down a meta-human who can slow time itself.
ABC, 9/8c – SEASON PREMIERE!
“The Lady In the Lake.” Peggy moves to the City of Angels to help Chief Daniel Sousa at the West Coast Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) investigate a bizarre homicide involving an alleged killer and Isodyne Energy, and reunites with some familiar faces.
“Windmills.” Holden and crew come to realize that they’re not alone on the Rocinante and end up facing a Martian Marine blockade; at his bleakest point, Miller finds a new reason to keep going; and Avasarala visits Holden’s family in Montana.
“Changeling.” While Amberle embarks on a deadly task to prove her worth to the Ellcrys, the Dagda Mor sends the Changeling, an ancient, shape-shifting Demon, to kill her and anyone in its way.
The CW, 8/7c – MID-SEASON PREMIERE!
“Blood Debts.” Oliver must deal with the devastating consequences of Darhk’s last attack. Seeking revenge, Oliver goes on a brutal manhunt looking for Dahrk.
The CW, 8/7c – SERIES PREMIERE!
“Pilot, Part 1.” Time agent Rip Hunter travels to the present day to recruit the Atom, Canary, Firestorm, Captain Cold, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, and others to try to stop Vandal Savage from taking over the Earth in the future.
NBC, 8/7c – SERIES FINALE!
“Project Reborn.” The world’s end approaches as Tommy faces his greatest challenge and Erica takes drastic measures to ensure her plan’s success. Meanwhile, Malina tries to fulfill a prophecy to save the world, and Emily and Ren search for Miko.
The CW, 9/8c – SEASON PREMIERE!
“Wanheda, Part 1.” Three months have passed since the tragedy at Mount Weather and our heroes learn that a bounty has been put on Clarke’s head. Unbeknownst to Clarke, a team led by Bellamy and Kane journeys deep into Grounder territory to save her. Meanwhile, Murphy finds his way to the mansion and discovers a very different Jaha on a very different mission.
FOX, 10/9c – SERIES PREMIERE!
“My Struggle.” Agents Mulder and Scully return after 13 years to investigate a government conspiracy at the behest of a popular web-TV-show host, who introduces them to a woman who claims she’s an alien abductee and shares startling news with them.
What are YOUR top picks for this week?