This Week's TV: A Disturbingly Sexy French Comic Book Comes To TV!

An anthology series based on tales from France's Heavy Metal comics anthology hits out TV sets tonight—and so does the final season of Warehouse 13. Plus, Orphan Black is back this week with new secrets and new clones, and we see the debut of a new show about the history of science fiction. Check out all the details below!

Tonight

Metal Hurlant Chronicles (8 PM, Syfy)

You may know the French comics anthology Métal Hurlant by its English language name Heavy Metal. The Franco-Belgian TV series Metal Hurlant Chronicles, coming to Syfy tonight, is based on comics from the anthology, with each episode taking place on a different planet with an entirely different cast. The one thing that links them is the presence of an asteroid that plays a vital role in the future of each civilization. Tonight's episodes are based on "King's Crown" by Jim Alexander and Richard Corben and "The Endomorphe" by Stéphane Levallois.

Star-Crossed (8 PM, The CW)

This week's human-alien romantic angst is accompanied by a bit of backstory:

Roman (Matt Lanter) argues with Emery (Aimee Teegarden) about whether he can trust his uncle Castor (Johnathon Schaech). However, when Roman asks his uncle about the day their spaceship crashed, Castor's reaction is far from what he expected. Meanwhile, Grayson (Grey Damon) tries to remember what happened the night he blacked out, and Taylor (Natalie Hall) throws a "meteor shower" party to spend more time with Drake (Greg Finley). Still unable to deny her feelings for Roman, Teri makes a decision that puts her in grave danger.

Warehouse 13 (9 PM, Syfy)

Our supernatural artifact hunters begin their final season tonight, and we're picking back up with Paracelsus, who has turned the Warehouse into a house of horrors. Will our agents be able to stop him? Hopefully, since we have a full season ahead of us.

The Tomorrow People (9 PM, The CW)

Stephen may have put everyone on the road to peace—but can it possibly last?

Stephen's (Robbie Amell) hard work as a double agent seems to be paying off with a potential truce between the Tomorrow People and Ultra. Still untrusting, Cara (Peyton List) sends Russell (Aaron Yoo) to meet with The Founder (guest star Simon Merrells). Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) is now on the run and is desperate to keep Ultra from discovering his secret. Meanwhile, with the help of Hillary (guest star Alexa Vega), Stephen tries to contact his dad (guest star Jeffrey Pierce) once again.


Archer (10 PM, FX)

Cyril becomes the new president of San Marcos, Cherlene becomes the first lady of country music, and Archer becomes a resistance fighter.

Rick and Morty (10:30, Adult Swim)

In the first season finale, Summer and Rick both want to have parties while the folks are away, but Rick's guests are mostly of the non-human variety.

Tuesday

The Originals (8 PM, The CW)

Even among supernaturals, holidays are all about the presents:

Genevieve (guest star Elyse Levesque) asks Elijah (Daniel Gillies) to allow her coven to publicly celebrate a traditional feast day, where members of the community offer the witches gifts in return for blessings. Monique (guest star Yasmine Al Bustami)) and Genevieve disagree over what the ancestors want from them, and Genevieve reveals her plan to build the witches' power. When Elijah focuses his attention on restoring their home to its former glory, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) accuses him of doing it only to impress Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin). Next, Klaus sets a new plan in motion by finding Cary (guest star Jesse Boyd), a werewolf from his own line, and sending him off to find a missing piece of family history. Marcel lets Thierry (guest star Callard Harris) in on his new plan to rebuild his power, but Diego (guest star Eka Darville) has his own ideas about the future. At the Feast of the Blessings, Monique and Genevieve try to use the ceremony to teach Davina (Danielle Campbell) a lesson, but Klaus intervenes and gives Davina a surprisingly important gift. While Hayley struggles to decide where her loyalties should lie, the ceremony explodes into violence. Leah Pipes also stars.

From Dusk Till Dawn (9 PM, El Rey)

The Gecko brothers and the Fuller family are in over their heads; and Seth's deal with Carlos may fall through. Elsewhere, Texas ranger Freddie Gonzalez tracks his quarry.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (9 PM, ABC)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier gave Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. the shot in the arm that we were hoping for. Now can it keep up the goodness?

With Colonel Glenn Talbot now on their trail, Coulson and his team seek refuge in the last place anyone would look, where they begin to uncover S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most dangerous secrets — secrets that could destroy them all.

Supernatural (9 PM, The CW)

What happens when Castiel refuses to help rebuild Heaven?

Metatron (Curtis Armstrong) attempts to get Castiel (Misha Collins) to join forces with him. Still furious with Metatron, Castiel (Misha Collins) refuses, which sets a surprising plan in motion. Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) capture Gadreel (Tahmoh Penikett).

Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge (10 PM, Syfy)

This week's challenge should be a pretty funny one: the contestants must create trophy heads that are mounted on a wizard's wall that will come back to life.

Person of Interest (10 PM, CBS)

Can the POI team is hoping to thwart Decima's plans once again:

Reese poses as a Secret Service agent to get close to the latest POI, a U.S. congressman who may hold the key to derailing Decima's plans to bring a second Machine online.

Wednesday

Teen Titans Go! (6 PM, Cartoon Network)

The Tornado Twins Mas y Menos visit the tower to get superhero lessons from Robin. The twins become fast friends with the other Titans, but Robin just wants to focus on the training.

Arrow (8 PM, The CW)

Oliver may have to let Slade go to protect his family:

Oliver (Stephen Amell), Canary (Caity Lotz), Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) return to the lair and find Slade (Manu Bennett) waiting for them. An epic battle breaks out and one member of Team Arrow is sent to the hospital. Thea (Willa Holland) hits her breaking point, but just as Oliver is about to reach her, Slade intervenes and Oliver is faced with a choice - his battle with Slade or his family. Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) struggles with a new secret.

The 100 (9 PM, The CW)

The exiles have another encounter with the Grounders. Will this one go better?

Clarke's (Eliza Taylor) newfound romance with Finn (Thomas McDonell) is threatened. Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) suffers a blow to the head and wakes up to find a Grounder watching her. On the Ark, Abby (Paige Turco) exposes Kane's (Henry Ian Cusick) plan to reduce the population of the Ark. Jaha (Isaiah Washington) and Abby (Paige Turco) notice a signal and realize at least some of the 100 must still be alive on Earth.

Thursday

Community (8 PM, NBC)

So many questions for Community's fifth season finale: Will Subway really take over the school? Will Annie and Abed find Greendale's hidden treasure? Will Jeff and Britta really get married? Will we ever see Troy again? Will we really get six seasons and a movie?

The group learns the history of Greendale's first Dean, Russell Borchert (guest star Chris Elliott, "Eagleheart"), a reclusive, wealthy genius who disappeared amid a personal scandal in the 1970s. Once Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Hickey (Jonathan Banks) locate the school's blueprints, Annie (Alison Brie) and Abed (Danny Pudi) lead the search for Borchert's old computer lab, which was sealed off years ago. Subway returns to Greendale with plans to take over the campus for a Subway University and they enlist Chang (Ken Jeong) to secretly keep tabs on the study group. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) make a grown-up decision about their futures.

The Vampire Diaries (8 PM, The CW)

Is life for alternate Stefan and Elena all sunshine and blood smoothies? Or is their relationship troubled in every universe?

Both Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) are suddenly having unsettling dreams of an alternate version of the life they might have had together. Bonnie (Kat Graham) has a disturbing encounter with Grams (guest star Jasmine Guy), who warns her about frightening changes on the Other Side. Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) gives Damon (Ian Somerhalder) unwanted relationship advice, then admits he is searching for a woman he loved decades before while he was held captive by the Augustines. Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) enlists Matt (Zach Roerig), Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Tyler (Michael Trevino) to help track the Travelers and keep them from taking control of Mystic Falls. Bonnie is hurt and angry when she learns that Jeremy is working with Liv behind her back. Luke (guest star Chris Brochu) shows up at the Salvatore house and explains what he knows about Markos (guest star Raffi Barsoumian) and the Travelers to Damon, Elena and Enzo. Matt has a terrifying encounter with inhabitants of the Other Side. Finally, when Damon finds Markos, he is both relieved and disturbed by what Markos has to tell him.

Vikings (10 PM, History)

Princess Aslaug's latest prophecy comes to fruition as she readies to give birth once more. Ragnar, Horik and their new ally Lagertha set sail for Wessex–Ragnar and Horik have very different ideas about the true purpose of this trip.

Friday

Continuum (10 PM, Syfy)

Kiera has to solve a string of Liber8 bank heists, and Carlos' knowledge of time travel may have larger implications.

Saturday

Da Vinci's Demons (9 PM, Starz)

Now we are in the New World, and Da Vinci's Demons' American insanity begins. Leonardo reunites with Riario and Nico, while back in the Old World, Lorenzo attempts to save Florence with the help of an old flame and Clarice struggles to regain control of the Medici Banks.

Orphan Black (9 PM, BBC America)

Yes! Orphan Black is back! Last season ended on a series of shockers, and it looks like the new season picks up not long after we left off:

In the season premiere, Sarah is out of options, on the run, and pursued by deadly adversaries. Desperate to find her daughter Kira, Sarah suspects ruthless pro-clone Rachel is behind her daughter's disappearance and sparks an all out war against her. Alison and Donnie attend the funeral of her fallen friend, Aynsley, causing Alison to sink into guilt and despair. Cosima is faced with a perplexing decision that may have dire consequences.

The Real History of Science Fiction (10 PM, BBC America)

This new series looks at the tropes and innovations of our favorite genre, starting with robots:

What if our creations turn against us? The idea of creating life has fascinated society since the earliest days of science fiction. The first installment of the four-part series, Robots, transports viewers from the first steps of Frankenstein's monster to the threat provided by the Terminator and the world of Cyberspace.

Sunday

Once Upon a Time (8 PM, ABC)

To thwart the Wicked Witch, Regina decides to seek a bit of help from beyond the grave.

Believe (9 PM, NBC)

This week, we find out a bit about Channing, and perhaps learn why she's so invested in Bo:

After an intense confrontation with Zepeda (guest star Nick Tarabay) leaves Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) vulnerable, Winter (Delroy Lindo) turns to guardians from Bo's past to protect her once again. As Tate (Jake McLaughlin) and Winter take risky action to help Bo, revisiting the girl's past reveals surprising information about Channing's (Jamie Chung) history. At Orchestra, Skouras (Kyle MacLachlan) pushes Sean (guest star Owen Campbell) to control his telekinetic abilities, with dangerous results.

Cosmos (9 PM, Fox)

The man who determined the true age of the Earth contributed not just to our knowledge of our geohistory, but also to our public health:

To determine the true age of the Earth, geochemist Clair Patterson (guest voice Richard Gere) developed the uranium-lead dating method to make an unprecedented discovery - calculating Earth's age of 4.5 billion years. But Patterson's groundbreaking discoveries were just beginning. Patterson made it his mission to draw public attention to the detrimental effects of lead in the environment and dedicated his career to fighting against the petroleum and chemical industry, eventually achieving public health's biggest victory of the 20th century.

Game of Thrones (9 PM, HBO)

So what happens now after last night's shocker?

Tyrion ponders his options. Tywin (Charles Dance) extends an olive branch. Sam (John Bradley) realizes Castle Black isn't safe, and Jon proposes a bold plan. The Hound (Rory McCann) teaches Arya the way things are. Dany chooses her champion.