This week we’re bidding farewell — hopefully not for good — to another sci-fi series, FOX’s Almost Human. The futuristic cop drama has had a fairly successful 13-episode first outing, and we’re hoping that it is given a second season to find its groove. Catch the finale tonight at 8/7c.
We’re also adding two shows to the list this week: Sunday night will bring both the return of fantasy hit Once Upon A Time and the series premiere of genre-tinged Resurrection. Once wrapped in the fall with a major game-changer, and we’re really excited to see what life looks like in this de facto alternate dimension.
Once Upon A Time In Wonderland is also back on Thursday for the rest of its premiere season. And on Tuesday, Agent Colson and the S.H.I.E.L.D. team put it all on the line to save Skye. Bill Paxton guest stars as John Garrett, Ward’s former commanding officer.
Here’s your day-by-day schedule for this week in science fiction and fantasy television:
FOX, 8/7c – SEASON FINALE!
“Straw Man.” Detective Kennex and Dorian investigate a string of murders by a copycat of a serial killer put in jail by Kennex’s father. As the investigation unfolds, biotechnology from the future sheds light on crimes of the past.
The CW, 8/7c
“Our Toil Shall Strive To Mend.” On the tenth anniversary of “Arrival Day” a small group of human teenagers are selected to visit the sector to see what it’s like to be an Atrian for a day. But when Drake is kidnapped during the tour, he’s surprised by who is behind the abduction.
“Prisoner.” A poisoned Jeremy grows weaker by the hour as Elena and Clay race against the clock to save his life, but run into hurdles as they interrogate a Mutt and contend with a werewolf wannabe.
“Rewind, Rewind …” Using magic gets Sally stuck in the past, and her efforts to return to the present end up changing the future for herself and her roommates.
“Groundhog Fae.” Bo’s friends are too busy celebrating Yule to notice she’s missing. But when the night starts repeating itself, Bo makes it her mission to stop it.
“T.A.H.I.T.I.” Coulson goes on the attack to save Skye – enlisting the aid of Ward’s former S.O. John Garrett — and uncovers shocking truths about his own life and S.H.I.E.L.D.
The CW, 8/7c
“Le Grand Guignol.” Flashbacks to 1919 focus on Klaus revealing details of the devastating secret that Rebekah and Marcel tried keeping from him. Meanwhile, Elijah forms an unlikely alliance with Monique; and Hayley holds Sabine hostage in an attempt to get information that will reverse the curse on Phoebe’s werewolf clan.
The CW, 9/8c
“#THINMAN.” Sam and Dean investigate a girl’s death that may be linked to a ghost. Their probe leads them to encounter Harry and Ed, two famous supernaturalists, who are also on the case.
“Dreamcatcher.” Aaron awakes to find himself in a world with power, married to Priscilla and running his company. As he gets the feeling that something isn’t quite right, familiar faces begin to appear.
The CW, 8/7c
“The Promise.” Oliver is shocked when he learns that Slade has come to Starling City. Back on the island, as Oliver, Slade and Sara prepare to take over the freighter from Ivo, Sara pulls Oliver aside and tells him he needs to kill Ivo to prevent him from telling Slade what happened with Shado.
The CW, 9/8c
“Enemy of My Enemy.” Julian is back and angrier than ever, but when he gets caught by Ultra he is forced to strike a deal that could cost his and Stephen’s lives. John once again disobeys Cara’s orders when he learns the Julian has discovered the location of the Tomorrow People’s lair.
“Nothing to Fear.” Cyrus and a reluctant Alice partner with the Red Queen to find and rescue the Knave, only to have the Queen captured by peasants seeking payback. Meanwhile, Lizard is given three wishes to make her dreams come true.
The CW, 8/7c
“Gone Girl.” Nadia recalls her centuries-long search for her mother; Stefan, Caroline and Matt come up with a desperate plan to save Elena’s life; Damon baits Tyler into an ugly confrontation and seeks revenge against Dr. Wes; Bonnie learns a terrifying secret that threatens the lives of all her friends.
“Mommy Dearest.” A horrible new predator creeps into Portland with its sight set on a young expectant couple who are close friends of Sgt. Wu. Meanwhile, Adalind prepares for a special delivery while her enemies are hot on her trail.
“Fushigi.” Alan and Julia travel to an abandoned satellite station in a last-ditch effort to call for help. Once there, they come across the truth behind Hatake’s plan and Julia’s condition. Meanwhile, Dr. Jordan makes a startling discovery of her own, which could mean a cure for cancer.
“New York City Serenade.” With Storybrooke erased from existence, Hook returns to our world to seek help from Emma and Henry — who now have no memories of their loved ones from the Enchanted Forest.
“Alone.” One group finds a shelter; a group has a realization about protection.
ABC, 10/9c – SERIES PREMIERE!
“The Returned.” The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to reappear.
What are YOUR top picks for this week?