This week on television, the original British Being Human returns to America's screens. And it looks like yet another one of the other shoes is dropping on Fringe. Clark inches closer to wearing a costume on Smallville, and Dean reunites with his surrogate family on Supernatural. And you'll never guess who's getting frozen in carbonite in our clip from this week's Star Wars: The Clone Wars!
There's another new Chuck at 8 PM on NBC, "Chuck Vs. The Cat Squad":
Chuck (Zachary Levi) surprises Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) with her old spy team, The C.A.T. Squad, leading to a mission in Rio. As The C.A.T. Squad works to settle a score with Augusto Gaez (guest star Lou Diamond Phillips), old secrets and grudges come to light. Back at the Buy More, Morgan fends off the advances of Carina, a former flame and frisky member of The C.A.T Squad.
There's also a new episode of the science-oriented House on Fox at 8 PM, "You Must Remember This."
Also at 8, there's a new Adventure Time with Finn and Jake on Cartoon Network. That's followed by the return of Mad at 8:15 with "Pokémon Park." (Really.) And then a new Regular Show at 8:30.
The Cape is back on NBC at 9 PM, with "The Lich, Part 1":
Orphaned since birth, Conrad Chandler (guest star Glenn Fitzgerald), the heir of one of Palm City's founders, exacts revenge on the public and threatens to paralyze and control the city. The Cape (David Lyons) and Max (Keith David) alert Marty (Dorian Missick) of the impending danger to the city, which backfires on The Cape. Meanwhile, the Secretary of Prisons, Patrick Portman (guest star Richard Schiff), aids Orwell (Summer Glau) in her search for the lone heir. Orwell locates Conrad through Netta (guest star Illeana Douglas), his mysterious caretaker, but soon discovers his deeply disturbing past and finds herself in danger. Elsewhere, Dana (Jennifer Ferrin) becomes increasingly uncomfortable with her new social life.
Also on at 9 PM: Syfy's remake of the British show Being Human, with "The End of the World as We Knew It."
There's a new No Ordinary Family at 8 PM on ABC, and it looks like they're in for shapeshifter trouble!
The Powells' lives are in danger when Dr. King orders shape-shifter Victoria Morrow (Rebecca Mader, "Lost") to infiltrate the household and murder one of the family members; and JJ, with the aid of Daphne, attempts to solve the cold case murder of his ex-girlfriend Natalie's mother.
Then there's another new V at 9 PM on ABC, and there's going to be a lizard family reunion:
Anna, enraged at the increasing audacity of the Fifth Column attacks, enlists Ryan in an attempt to wipe out the Fifth Column in one fell swoop. Meanwhile, Father Travis, following Vatican orders, asks Jack to leave the church, and Lisa meets Diana, her grandmother — who Anna said was dead — for the first time.
Here are a buttload of sneak peeks. You know it's a bad sign when someone says, "How long are we going to do this?" and the audience is thinking, "Yeah, really."
There's another new Sym-Bionic Titan at 7 PM on the Cartoon Network, "I Am Octus":
When a gaseous Mutraddi creature infects everyone except for Octus, he must find the monster that is causing others to be very sick.
Nova ScienceNow is on most PBS stations at 8 PM ("Where Did I Come From?"), and at 9 PM, there's the original Nova, "Crash of Flight 447".
At 11 PM, SOAPNet has another episode of Being Erica, "Wash, Rinse, Repeat."
There's a new episode of The Vampire Diaries at 8 PM on The CW, "The Dinner Party." And no, that's not metaphorical. There's an actual dinner party:
Stefan (Paul Wesley) tells Elena (Nina Dobrev) about a dark time in his history and the surprising person whose influence changed everything. After getting the truth out of Luka (guest star Bryton James), Jonas (guest star Randy Goodwin) makes his feelings clear to Bonnie (Katerina Graham) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen). Trying to catch Elijah (guest star Daniel Gillies) off-guard, Damon arranges a dinner party for him with Jenna (Sara Canning), Alaric (Matt Davis) and Andie (guest star Dawn Olivieri), but last-minute information throws Damon's plan into chaos.
And there's a new Big Bang Theory, at 8 PM on CBS, "The Cohabitation Formulation".
And then there's a new Nikita, at 9 PM on The CW:
While out on a mission for Division, Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) runs into Irina (guest star Ksenia Solo), a woman from her past. Alex tries to help Irina break free from her captor, but her old friend double crosses her and turns Alex over to Vlad (guest star Mark Ivanir), a Russian mobster, with a debt to settle. Nikita (Maggie Q) realizes Alex is in trouble and sets out to save her but runs into Michael who is searching for his missing agent. Realizing she can't compromise Alex's secret, Maggie must find a way to work with Michael to save Alex without getting her friend killed by Division.
At 10 PM, there's another episode of spy parody Archer, on FX:
While Malory tries to make ISIS a green workplace, Archer and Lana head to the Louisiana bayous to prevent a dangerous eco-terrorist from bombing America's largest natural gas pipeline. Archer's equipment checklist for the mission will include an airboat, a sawn-off shotgun, a compound bow, and nine cases of beer.
At 7 PM, Cartoon Network has a new Young Justice, "Denial." That's followed at 7:30 by a new Ben 10: Ultimate Alien and a new Generator Rex.
At 8 PM, there's an all-new Smallville, "Masquerade." I love the idea that it's Lois who suggests Clark start wearing a disguise:
Chloe (Allison Mack) and Oliver (Justin Hartley) are mistaken for FBI agents investigating Desaad's (guest star Steve Byers) recent string of murders and the pair are kidnapped by Desaad's minions. Desaad tries to infect Chloe with the darkness. Meanwhile, Lois (Erica Durance) tells Clark (Tom Welling) he needs to be more careful with his identity and suggests a disguise.
At 8:30 PM on the Cartoon Network, there's another new Star Wars: The Clone Wars, "The Citadel":
Led by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, an elite rescue team attempts to free a captive Jedi general from an impenetrable Separatist prison. Deep within enemy territory, The Citadel is surrounded by droids and run by a sadistic warden determined to prevent anyone from breaking out - or in.
And here's a clip from the episode, which may not have appeared anywhere else yet! Looks like everybody's going into some carbonite...
And then at 9 PM, there's a new Fringe on Fox, "6B".
A series of Fringe events leads the team to the home of a woman grieving over the death of her husband, while Peter and Olivia make an effort to repair the emotional rift between them.
And judging from this sneak peek, it seems like the rifts between universes are starting to heat up.
There's also a new Supernatural on The CW at 9:
Ben (guest star Nicolas Elia) calls Dean (Jensen Ackles) and tells him Lisa (guest star Cindy Sampson) is in trouble. Dean leaves Sam (Jared Padalecki) to investigate a case alone and rushes home to rescue Lisa, however, he's not prepared for what meets him at the door. Meanwhile, Sam discovers the men that were murdered were all a part of a cruel practical joke played on a female co-worker who went missing.
At 10 PM, there's a new (to Americans) episode of Merlin on Syfy, "The Changeling."
There's also a new Onion News Network on IFC at 10 PM, "The Trial of TR425."
Also at 10 PM: a new Spartacus: Gods of the Arena on Starz.
Tonight belongs to BBC America. First, at 8 PM, there's the fourth-season finale of Primeval, in which an anomaly opens up in a prison and giant monster birds get out. Here's a clip from the episode.
And then at 9 PM, BBC America has the 75-minute special presentation of the first episode of Being Human season three — the original British version, not the Syfy remake. And here's a rather lengthy clip.
Fox's animation bloc is back, with American Dad at 7:30 PM, The Simpsons at 8 PM, Bob's Burgers at 8:30, Family Guy at 9 and Cleveland Show at 9:30.
Adult Swim is showing a new Robot Chicken at 11:45 PM, "Schindler's Bucket List."