One of the most popular Star Wars video games spawns a TV special this week, as Lego Star Wars tells a story about Yoda, C-3PO and R2D2 battling the Sith. Meanwhile, Lifetime's new J.K. Rowling biopic looks face-clawingly hideous.
Our guide to this week's TV also includes new clips from Adventure Time, Warehouse 13, Eureka, Haven, Teen Wolf and Chloe King. Also on TV this week: new Futurama, Torchwood and True Blood! Find out more below!
Disney is once again showing episodes of their My Babysitter's a Vampire series — at 7 PM tonight, there's "Three Geeks and a Demon." With more coming tomorrow night.
Cartoon Network's Monday night animation bloc returns again — starting with a new Johnny Test at 7, in which:
Johnny and Dukey missed last week's 10% off video game sale, so they travel back in time, but a malfunction causes them to go back too far, landing them in the black & white 1950's! Johnny's poodle-skirted sisters help them get back to the future... Johnny is envious that Gil gets free stuff because of his irresistibleness, so he asks the twins to increase his own popularity, and quickly learns it canbe too much of a good thing.
Then at 7:30 there's a new Amazing World of Gumball. And that is followed by a new Adventure Time!, at 8 PM. In which "Finn and Jake try their hand at a little boxing." (See a clip at left.) And then there's a new Regular Show at 8:15.
Speaking of Monday night blocs, Syfy is really hoping you'll devote your Monday evenings to Syfyification. (Is that a word? It is now.) At 8 PM, there's another new Eureka, "Reprise": "Fargo demonstrates the FTL device and Holly disappears causing a stir." That Fargo! Check out a sneak peek at left.
But there's a third option at 8 PM: Lifetime is having an original TV movie, Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story, starring "Poppy Montgomery (Without a Trace) as the author struggling to bring the beloved wizard fantasy of Harry Potter to life as a single mother on welfare and become one of the world's wealthiest women and most prolific writers." (I'm sure J.K. Rowling wasn't actually "struggling... to become one of the world's wealthiest women," back when she was on welfare.) Judging from the trailer (at left), this could be one of the most epically so-bad-it's-awesome things we've seen in ages. And here's a news story about the making of this masterpiece:
There's a new Warehouse 13 at 9 PM on Syfy, with "Trials," where Myka's return to the warehouse coincides with a case where witnesses to a crime are having their memories erased. Witness a sneak peek from the episode!
And then at 10 PM, there's the second episode of Alphas, "Cause and Effect": "Marcus escapes from Bringhamton causing Rosen to reevaluate his feelings about the government."
But if you feel like something more wolfy and less mutated, you could always check out a new Teen Wolf on MTV at 10 PM: "Derek is on the run; Stiles helps Scott face his second full moon; Jackson takes advantage of complications." Here are a couple sneak peeks.
The first season finale of My Babysitter's a Vampire airs on Disney at 7 PM. Goodness, that season flew by fast. It seems like just a few weeks ago that it started... oh, right.
At 7:30 PM, the Cartoon Network has another new Scooby-Doo: Mystery Inc., "Pawn of Shadows." That's followed at 8 by a new Looney Tunes Show.
Also at 8, G4 has a new episode of G4's Proving Ground, focusing on "Gadgets from the Goonies."
And then at 9 PM, there's a new episode of The Nine Lives of Chloe King on ABC Family, "Nothing Compares 2 U," in which Chloe shaves her head and covers a Prince song. Or maybe not. Here's the actual synopsis:
Chloe is excited to go to the Rezza Capital art gala with Brian, but she is caught off guard by an overwhelming sense of danger. Then she receives a call that Amy is in trouble and leave Brian alone again, but just before that Brian reveals something that could change their relationships future.
And here are three whopping sneak peeks!
There's another new Iron Man: Armored Adventures on Nicktoons, with part 2 of "The Invincible Iron Man," "Reborn!".
When Tony is injured and his father's company is put in jeopardy, Iron Man must don his new Mark II armor and fight alongside War Machine to battle the combined forces of Blizzard, Whiplash and Mr. Fix - all three of whom have a common, mysterious boss.
And at 10 PM, there's a new episode of Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, "Can We Travel Faster Than Light?"
It's called the speed limit of the universe. Einstein blew all of our minds when he worked out the Theory of Relativity, and showed that space and time were malleable substances. He also theorized that we as humans can never travel faster than the speed of light, which leaves the stars and other galaxies almost impossibly out of our reach. But the dreams of Star Wars and Star Trek are not dead. In fact, there could be ways to travel faster than the speed of light-and some of them are already being tested in labs around the world.
At 8:30 PM, Nicktoons has a new episode of Voltron Force, "Flash Forms a Go!".
And then at 9 PM, there's a new Burn Notice on USA, "Square One."
And there's another new Futurama at 10 PM on Comedy Central, "Yo Leela Leela." Featuring Amy and Zoidberg in their strangest costumes yet (at left!). The episode is a weird tribute to Yo Gabba Gabba, and also features Bender in a fur coat and lots of bling. And there's a show called Extreme Toddler Wrestling, which pays tribute to the late Randy "Macho Man" Savage.
Also at 10 PM: another new Wilfred! on FX, probably featuring some sort of talking-dog humor.
And then at 10:30 PM, Comedy Central has a new episode of Ugly Americans, "G.I. Twayne."
At 7 PM, find out the actual reason why you own a television set and get cable and stuff. Cartoon Network is airing the first ever Lego Star Wars special, "The Padawan Menace!". Here's the official synopsis:
A routine Jedi Academy field trip is turned into a rip-roaring comic adventure in LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace. Tour guide Master Yoda leads a group of rambunctious Jedi younglings through Senate chambers when he senses a disturbance in the Force. Summoned to help save the Republic, he discovers that one of the younglings secretly boarded his ship…and has a taste for adventure! Meanwhile, C-3PO and R2-D2 are put in charge of the boisterous group and find themselves in over their heads. As the evil Sith prepare to wreak havoc, it's up to Yoda and the droids to ensure that their young charges aren't torn to bricks!
Come on... it actually sounds kind of fun.
And then at 10 PM, there's a new installment of Torchwood: Miracle Day on Starz, "Dead of Night."
Torchwood goes on the run and finds a new enemy, but as they launch a raid on PhiCorp headquarters, Jack must confront the mysterious Oswald Danes.
Also at 10 PM, Syfy has a new Haven, "Fear and Loathing." And here's a sneak peek!
BBC America is showing two Battlestar Galactica episodes, "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down" and "The Hand of God."
At 9 PM, BBC America has a new episode of the BBC's Outcasts:
When missing expeditionary Josie Hunter walks back into the settlement, she is different. Her children can't communicate with her and reports of her violent behavior circulate. Tate and Stella must find out what is behind these changes.
Disney has a new Wizards of Waverly Place at 7:30 PM, "Misfortune at the Beach."
And then there's another new True Blood on HBO at 9 PM, "Me and the Devil."
Sookie nurtures Eric; Bill gets involved personally in the necromancy crisis; Pam takes the veil; Sam becomes Tommy's accomplice; Arlene and Terry look to religion to solve their problem; Jesus and Lafayette head to Mexico to harness a shaman's power; Jason convalesces.
Also at 9 PM: another new Leverage on TNT, "The Hot Potato Job."
There's a new Falling Skies at 10 PM, "Sanctuary Part 2." In which we find out just how tonight's skin-crawling first half gets resolved.
Also at 10 PM, there's a new Breaking Bad on AMC, "Thirty-eight Snub."
And then at 11:45 PM, Cartoon Network's Adult Swim has the season finale of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, followed by a new Mongo Wrestling Alliance.