This week's television includes a brand new comic-book adaptation, starring Michelle Forbes and Victor Garber! Plus the supernatural spin-off to Pretty Little Liars, and Jonathan Rhys-Myers playing a sexypants Dracula. And some magical time-travel. But also, check out the most badass Person of Interest clip ever.
Scroll down to see tons of brand new clips, plus details for all this week's TV!
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Hmm... there have been a lot of hints lately that Princess Bubblegum is not totally pure at heart — or at the very least, a bit morally neutral. Are we going to find out the truth tonight? Here's what's on tap: "Finn finds an old truck, and Jake calls Banana Man to help with the repairs. But when BMO stays up all night working on the truck, he hears on a spooky radio talk show that Princess Bubblegum is a reptilian replicant. Is it just another one of Starchy’s crazy conspiracy theories, or a fact?" That's followed by Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa and Mad.
Beauty and the Beast (9 PM, The CW):
You know... if you have to say the game of cat-and-mouse in your episode is, "clever"...
CAT AND VINCENT STRUGGLE WITH TRUSTING EACH OTHER — Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) track a mysterious beast while keeping their individual agendas from one another in a clever game of cat-and-mouse. Meanwhile, Heather (Nicole Gale Anderson) has a bombshell revelation for Cat, and Tess (Nina Lisandrello) confronts Gabe (Sendhil Ramamurthy) about his real motives for helping Cat.
Also on TV tonight: There's a new Crash & Bernstein on Disney XD at 7:30 PM. There's a new Castle on ABC at 10 PM.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (8 PM, ABC):
Maybe we're starting to get somewhere on the "Skye is a double agent" storyline? Here's what's up:
An elusive girl in a flower dress may hold the key to the mystery that brings Coulson and team to Asia to rescue a young man with an unusual and dangerous power. Meanwhile, Skye has a secret that jeopardizes her relationship with the team right when they need her most.
Speaking of games of cat and mouse that are possibly clever... how long can this show string along the Klaus/Marcel cold war before it turns into a bloodbath or gets diverted? (My money's on the two of them having to unite to fight some larger enemy by midseason.) This week, New Orleans borrows from MysticFalls, having a seasonal festival thingy:
WOMAN ON A MISSION — With the annual Dauphine Street music festival around the corner, Davina (Danielle Campbell), itching for a night out, convinces Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) to let her attend. Marcel cautiously obliges but asks Cami (Leah Pipes) to keep a watchful eye on Davina. Agnes (guest star Karen Kaia Livers) convinces Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) to visit a mysterious doctor in the bayou where she makes a shocking discovery. Meanwhile, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) takes a special interest in Cami, who reveals some alarming information about her past, and a determined Rebekah (Claire Holt) is on a mission to get to the bottom of a recent strange encounter involving Elijah (Daniel Gillies.)
This fall has seen a couple of wacky supernatural spinoffs — The Originals and Wonderland — but this might just be the wackiest. Basically, ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars soap opera has spawned a random show about witches 'n' shit. The event actually starts with a special Halloween-themed Pretty Little Liars at 8 PM, followed by the debut of Ravenswood at 9. Here's what's up:
In the special Halloween episode of "Pretty Little Liars," entitled "Grave New World," Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer crash the Ravenswood Founders Day Celebration after finding a clue in "A's" new lair that Ali may indeed be alive. Dressed in their finest Edwardian wear, the ladies hit the creepy cemetery party to find Ali before "A" can. But if Ali is truly alive, could the PLLs be leading "A" straight to their friend without knowing it? With Ezra lurking in the shadows, "A" may be closer than the girls realize. Meanwhile, Caleb heads to Ravenswood to help the girls and meets kindred soul Miranda (Nicole Gale Anderson) along the way.
The mysteries continue in the series premiere of "Ravenswood." After opting to stay in Ravenswood to help out new pal Miranda, Caleb begins to rethink his decision, especially after he meets Miranda's cold and unwelcoming uncle Raymond (Steven Cabral). Caleb also has some unpleasant interactions with local resident Luke (Brett Dier), who is struggling to deal with a recent family tragedy and its ensuing scandal, which has also swept up his twin sister Olivia (Merritt Patterson).
Unnerved by what they witnessed the night of the party, and besieged by strange and supernatural occurrences, Caleb and Miranda begin to investigate this bizarre town. Their first ally is Ravenswood teen Remy (Britne Oldford), who has a keen insight to the town's peculiar history and has started connecting some troublesome dots. These five teens have no idea how connected their lives are and the plans that Ravenswood has in store for them.
"Connecting some troublesome dots" is my new catchphrase. "What you up to?" "Oh, just connecting some troublesome dots." "Oh yeah. I hate those."
Poor Cas. We were hoping that becoming human would lead to him turning into "sexy cult guru Cas" from that future vision episode, but instead he's having a rough time of it.
CASTIEL IS HUNTED BY THE ANGELS — Ezekiel tells Dean (Jensen Ackles) a group of angels is hunting Castiel (Misha Collins). Dean and Sam (Jared Padalecki) race to find their friend before the angels do. Meanwhile, a homeless Castiel is trying to make his way through the city and comes across some unexpected surprises.
Check out a badass extended sneak peek! Really glad to see that Carter was never fooled by that twerp Lasky's innocent act. I would have expected no less of her.
When Shaw is tasked to stay close to a 10-year-old identified by The Machine, she grudgingly develops respect for the young girl's skills in surveillance and realizes it could be the very reason why her number has come up. Meanwhile, Carter's mission to bring the crime organization HR to justice risks exposure.
Also on TV tonight: There's a new Total Drama: All Stars on Cartoon Network at 7 PM. The Disney Channel has a brand new Wolfblood at 8 PM. Syfy has a new Face-Off at 9. At 10 PM, Spike has a new episode of Criss Angel: BeLIEve. Syfy is airing the last two episodes of Fangasm season one back to back, starting at 11 PM — which is probably not a good sign for there being a season two.
Johnny Test/Teen Titans Go! (7:00 PM, Cartoon Network):
First the girls create a love potion that backfires, turning everybody into "kissing zombies." Then Robin merges his tech and abilities with Cyborg's tech, creating "power moves," and eventually moves into Cyborg's body, refusing to leave.
Revolution (8 PM, NBC):
So basically, Google is a superhero now? That's sort of what it looks like. In any case, super excited to see Jim Beaver back on an Eric Kripke show!
MYSTERIOUS SCIENCE IS ABOUND AND ALMOST NO ONE IS IMMUNE FROM SURPRISES - Aaron (Zak Orth) and Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) speculate on the extreme effects of Nano technology, while he also confides in Cynthia (Jessica Collins). Meanwhile a figure from Miles's (Billy Burke) rugged past, Texas Ranger John Fry (Jim Beaver) reemerges. Fry could be Miles' chance to bring down the Patriots in a big way, however Fry will need convincing. Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) has a surprise for Miles and her mother, while Secretary Allenford (Nicole Ari Parker) holds a secret important to Neville (Giancarlo Esposito).
Arrow (8 PM, The CW):
Felicity has many, many talents — but fieldwork just isn't quite one of them, just yet.
OFFICER LANCE’S PAST PUTS LAUREL IN DANGER — Lance (Paul Blackthorne) learns a criminal named Barton Mathis (guest star Michael Eklund), whom he put away years ago, broke out of prison during the quake and is back to torturing and murdering women. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) offers herself as bait so Arrow (Stephen Amell), Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lance can catch this villain, but the plan goes awry. Furious, Mathis kidnaps Laurel (Katie Cassidy) in retaliation and plans to murder her while Lance watches. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) and Oliver are stunned when District Attorney Adam Donner (guest star Dylan Bruce) seeks the death penalty for Moira (Susanna Thompson). Oliver asks Roy (Colton Haynes) to help him find the Canary (Caity Lotz).
Tomorrow People (9 PM, The CW):
I kind of like the idea of an episode where the conflict is over the idea that mutants don't help regular humans. Here's what's up:
GETTING INVOLVED — Stephen (Robbie Amell) reluctantly attends a party with Astrid (Madeleine Mantock), but is startled when he hears that one of his classmates is in peril. Desperate to help, Stephen turns to John (Luke Mitchell) and Cara (Peyton List), but they make it clear that they do not help humans. Stephen secretly tries to enlist Cara’s help, which brings up her own feelings about her traumatic past. Meanwhile, John gives Stephen a mission to infiltrate Ultra’s main computer to help give them an advantage in finding new break-outs.
Nova (9 PM, PBS):
This time around, the "making stuff ——er" series is focusing on "Making Stuff Wilder," meaning inventions inspired by weird biological entities on Earth.
American Horror Story: Coven (10 PM, FX):
The madness continues! Kind of excited to see Kyle trying to go back to his "old life." This episode was written by James Wong (X-Files, Space: Above and Beyond), and here's what's up: "Fiona takes on an unlikely protégé. A guilt-ridden Zoe tries to give Kyle his old life back. Madison has a fiery exchange with Joan Ramsey, a new neighbor."
Also on TV tonight: Disney has a new Wolfblood at 8 PM. Comedy Central has a new South Park at 10 PM.
Check out a brand new clip from this episode, in which: "Once every ten years, a mysterious glowing dragon visits Berk and this year Hiccup and Astrid are determined to find out where it’s coming from and stop it from reaching the village."
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (8 PM, ABC):
How is this show's blend of fantasy silliness and weirdness working for you thus far? Here's this week's zany blend of Robin Hood and Lewis Carroll:
In a flashback, viewers are introduced to Will Scarlet, who turns out to be the nifty Knave of Hearts. Will has joined Robin Hood's Merry Men and convinces them to steal gold from Maleficent's castle before also pilfering an enchanted looking glass for himself that comes with a hefty consequence. Meanwhile in Wonderland, Cyrus successfully tricks Jafar and the Red Queen into sending a Bandersnatch after Alice who in turn exposes something the White Rabbit has been secretly hiding.
Gotta love the fact that we're doing the "Desperately Seeking Susan amnesia" storyline now, just to throw an extra dollop of crazy into the stew. Also, remember that college where Elena and Caroline are studying? Yeah, we're back there this week.
REMEMBRANCE DAY — While Mystic Falls observes its traditional Remembrance Day to honor the dead, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) try to help Stefan (Paul Wesley) through a confusing time, a task that ends up taking Elena on an emotional journey of her own. A worried Matt (Zach Roerig) tries to figure out the reason behind his mysterious blackouts, and Caroline (Candice Accola) makes an effort to get to know Jesse (guest star Kendrick Sampson) better. Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) makes a startling confession that hits Damon hard. Finally, Dr. Maxfield (guest star Rick Cosnett) puts a plan in motion that will change everything.
Also on TV tonight: Cartoon Network has a new Legends of Chima at 7 PM. There's a new Deadtime Stories on Nickelodeon at 8 PM. CBS has a new Big Bang Theory at 8 PM, and a new Elementary at 10 PM. Disney has the season finale Wolfblood at 8:30 PM. At 9 PM, The CW has a new Reign, the historical drama in which Nostradamus makes predictions that come true — plus there's a new Mysteries at the Museum on Travel. At 10 PM, there's a new Unsealed: Alien Files on Discover America.
A TV movie, starring Victor Garber from Alias and Michelle Forbes, aka Ensign Ro! Just remember, if you want truly over-the-top fantasy television, screw ABC or even ABC Family — you gotta go with Hallmark. Just watch the extended trailer, where Robbie Amell from the Tomorrow People makes the absolute most of lines like, "I AM a hunter, of the Flynn Clan." This film is based on Joshua Williamson's comic book Mirror Mirror, and here's what's on tap, via the Hollywood Reporter:
[The film] revolves around the magical mirror from Snow White. It follows the Flynn brothers — Paxton (Robbie Amell) and Tripp (Keenan Tracey) — as they plunge into a journey to find their parents Carter and Jordyn Flynn (Dan Payne, Michelle Forbes). Little do the brothers know, their parents are hunters who protect powerful fairy tale artifacts that are located in museums and other highly protected spots around the globe. With the help of the Flynn’s assistant Dylan (Alexa Vega), the brothers soon realize their parents’ true profession and their attempt to protect the magic mirror, which holds the ability to grant any wish. When the group discovers that their family friend Mason (Victor Garber) has plans of his own to attain the enchanted mirror, the brothers must find their parents before the mirror falls into the wrong hands.
Season premiere! Nick's a zombie, and this show continues to push way past its "fairy tales are real" premise into broader fantasy territory:
NICK'S DESTINY IS UNCERTAIN AS ZOMBIES CONTINUE TO OVERRUN PORTLAND - SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO, REG E. CATHEY AND JAMES FRAIN GUEST STAR — A panicked Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch), Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), and Rosalee (Bree Turner) enlist Hank's (Russell Hornsby) help in fending off a zombie hoard while trying to figure out what happened to Nick (David Giuntoli). Knowing the truth, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) takes measures to help rescue Nick from the clutches of his brother, Eric (guest star James Frain). Elsewhere, along with the help of the mysterious Stefania (guest star Shohreh Aghdashloo), Adalind (Claire Coffee) finds herself facing her most gruesome task yet in her effort to regain her Hexenbiest abilities.
They should just call this show "Sexy Tudor Dracula," and have done with it. Here are all the deets about this period piece:
Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers ("The Tudors") stars in this provocative new drama as one of the world's most iconic characters. It's the late 19th century and the mysterious Dracula (Rhys Meyers) has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He's especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night - useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: He hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan... until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.
Here's a sneak peek from this week's episode, in which: "A trouble that turns dreams into deadly nightmares plagues the residents of Haven; at the same time, Duke finds himself in a difficult situation dealing with his pain-in-the-neck brother."
Also on TV tonight: Disney has a new Dog With a Blog at 8:30 PM, and then a new Phineas & Ferb at 9:15 PM.
Ben 10: Omniverse/Beware the Batman (9:30 AM, Cartoon Network):
First, the Forever Knights threaten to erase all alien DNA on Earth, which you might think would be a good thing but apparently isn't. And then Magpie is back, and willing to do anything it takes to get rid of Batman and Katana.
Monster Project (8 PM, National Geographic Wild):
It's just what it sounds like — they're tracking monsters, in this brand new series that's airing three one-hour episodes in a row on Saturday night. The episodes deal with the Jersey Devil, the Chupacabra, and "America's Loch Ness Monster" respectively. They're hosted by Judah Friedlander from 30 Rock. In each episode, "Judah and a team of cryptozoologists investigate mythical legends, including the American Loch Ness Monster, the blood-sucking chupacabra and a giant winged horse-man monster! Their mission: to find out whether these elusive creatures are more than folklore, and to look for scientific evidence of their existence."
What were we saying about the Hallmark Channel being the home of truly over-the-top fondue-tastic fantasy, that makes other networks' shows look restrained by comparison? Here's the sixth (!) TV movie in the irregular "Good Witch's" series, and here's what's up:
All Cassie Nightingale (Bell) wants for her birthday is for her family and friends to be together. While her husband Jake (Potter) suggests an intimate dinner at a fancy restaurant in their hometown of Middleton, Cassie would rather have a party at The Grey House, with all her loved ones in attendance. And since Jake's kids, Brandon (Knight) and Lori (Endicott-Douglas), are growing up with lives of their own, it might be their last chance to unite as a family for a long time. Meanwhile, Grandpa George's (MacNeill) new wife Gwen (Libby Lennie, "The Good Witch's Charm") discovers that her prodigal son Drew (Dunne) has returned to Middleton after a five-year absence with plans to get married. When a business deal turns bad, however, it jeopardizes Drew's impending nuptials and sets him on edge. It's just one in a series of unfortunate events that, one way or another, traces back to Cassie and her store, Bell, Book & Candle. As Cassie's special day is fast approaches, Lori discovers disturbing parallels between Cassie and Cassie's great aunt, nicknamed the Grey Lady, who disappeared at her own birthday party years before. With signs of a curse looming over her, it's clear that Cassie needs to conjure up more than a little magic to make things right again.
Zombie Night (9 PM, Syfy):
Sadly, during October, Syfy won't be giving us any more "Shark + other natural phenomenon = awesome" movies, but instead is trying to do straight-up horror. At least this one stars Darryl Hannah and Anthony Michael Hall!
Two families in a small American town face off against zombies in a long night of horror, torn between helping each other and saving themselves. Zombie Night stars Darryl Hannah (Kill Bill), Anthony Michael Hall (The Breakfast Club) and Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family).
The two-part premiere of a brand new show. Any show featuring a "spider-lizard" can't be all bad...
Adam and his dad move to a small seaside town to get a fresh start. But after meeting a few new friends, Adam soon discovers why locals call the town “Spooksville” when he encounters a bizarre spider-lizard monster in his own bedroom... [Then] Adam and his new friends, Sally and Watch, find a map to a secret path. But mysteriously, the kids find themselves transported back to 1771 and witness a woman being accused of witchcraft, who could hold the key to unlocking a mystery in the present.
Also on TV today: Disney XD has a new Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures at 7 AM, followed by a new Max Steel and a new Packages from Planet X. Hub Network has a new Pound Puppies at 9:30 AM and a new Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch at noon. Nickelodeon has a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at 11 AM, a new Monsters Vs. Aliens at noon, and a new Power Rangers at 1 PM. There's a new episode of R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour on Hub Network at 7 PM. Janelle Monae is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live at 11:30 PM.
Ultimate Spider-Man/Hulk and the Agents of SMASH (11 AM, Disney XD):
First Spidey tries to help Sandman reform and become a good guy — but finds that that's easier said than done. Then Hulk decides to go underground so his presence won't endanger the people of Vista Verde any longer — and this leads to him becoming a hero to the Moloids, except things aren't what they seem.
This time, we're looking at the David Tennant era. Allons-y!
As usual, there's no synopsis yet — but watch an illuminating promo!
The Walking Dead (9 PM, AMC):
Uh oh, we're splitting up. "One group leaves the prison in search of supplies, while those who stay behind try to preserve what remains."
Witches of East End (10 PM, Lifetime):
Most ridiculously puntastic episode title of the week: "A Few Good Talismen." Sigh. "Joanna’s attorney prepares for her murder trial; Ingrid re-evaluates her relationship with Adam; Penelope seeks Freya’s help in repairing the rift between Dash and Killian; Wendy tries to gather ingredients for a spell."
Also on TV today: Nicktoons has a new Yu-Gi-Oh! at noon. Fox has its usual raft of animated TV shows in the evening. There's a new Masters of Sex on Showtime at 10 PM. At midnight, there's a new Aqua Teen Hunger Force on Adult Swim, followed by a new Squidbillies. Also at midnight: the season premiere of Comic Book Men on AMC.