The Collider Weekly TV Guide is a rundown of notable episodes, premieres, returns, finales, and opportunities to catch up on great shows (or cast an eye to the occasional TV train wreck). Check out our picks for the week of October 26th:
Supergirl Series Premiere, “Pilot” (CBS, 8:31 p.m.) – Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-el (Melissa Benoist from Whiplash), lands on earth and grows up as a human, until one day she realizes her destiny as a costumed superhero in the series premiere of CBS’s middling new DC Comics adaptation.
Fargo, “The Myth of Sisyphus” (FX, 10 p.m.) – The second season of FX’s delightful dark comedy continues on as the hunt for Rye escalates and spreads to new groups, while the Blomquists (Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst) make new attempts to put the, er, car trouble behind them.
The Flash, “The Fury of Firestorm” (The CW, 8 p.m.) – Dr. Stein (Victor Garber) is in need of another Firestorm half in the latest episode of The CW’s best superhero series, and Barry (Grant Gustin) and his team are on the hunt, just as our hero and Patty (Shantel VanSanten) begin to grow closer.
Fresh Off the Boat, “Miracle on Dead Street” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) – It’s Halloween, and the Huangs have big plans for the costumed holiday, as Louis (Randall Park) strives to make his block a key stop for trick-or-treaters. Meanwhile, Jessica (Constance Wu) makes moves to protect her investment from pranksters.
Arrow, “Beyond Redemption” (The CW, 8 p.m.) – After she took Sara (Caity Lotz) to Nanda Parabat, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) must deal with unexpected consequences, and Oliver (Stephen Amell) comes to Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne) in need of very serious help in the latest episode of The CW superhero drama.
Black-ish, “Jacked O’Lantern” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.) – As Halloween approaches, Dre (Anthony Anderson) begins to think that his kids aren’t tough enough, at least compared to his nieces and nephews. Meanwhile, he himself must face his cousin who used to pick on him regularly.
Grimm Season 5 Premiere, “The Grimm Identity” (NBC, 9 p.m.) – The fifth season of NBC’s mildly underrated fantasy-drama begins with Nick (David Giuntoli) dealing with the loss of his mother and Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch), while he must also figure out a plan for his relationship with Adalind (Claire Coffee). At the same time, he finds himself beginning to work with an FBI agent.
The Knick, “The Best With the Best to Get the Best” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.) – The best drama series currently on television continues to cast its intoxicating spell, with Thackery (Clive Owen) testing a new hypothesis for curing an STD, as a journalist prepares a story on one of Thackery’s rivals. Meanwhile, Dr. Gallinger (Eric Johnson) becomes interested in eugenics, while Barrow (Jeremy Bobb) must deal with the violent hucksters at the insidiously corrupt Tammany Hall.
Ash vs. Evil Dead Series Premiere, “El Jefe” (Starz, 9 p.m.) – In honor of Halloween, Starz premieres their TV adaptation of Sam Raimi’s beloved Evil Dead series, with the great Bruce Campbell returning in the titular role of Ash, a wise-ass with a chainsaw for a hand who must fight of all sorts of demons when he stupidly unleashes a plague of evil spirits, monsters, and lord knows what else.
The Returned Season 2 Premiere, “The Child” (Sundance, 10 p.m.) – Another appropriate premiere for Halloween: Sundance’s eerie, moving French drama-mystery series returns for Season 2, where we begin to find out what exactly happened with the Horde after last season’s shattering season finale.
The Walking Dead, “Here’s Not Here” (AMC, 9 p.m.) – Considering all the shit that went down in “Thank You,” to even say broad things about the new episode would risk bringing on the spoilers. So, let’s just say that there are…things…going on.
Homeland, “Better Call Saul” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) – As the hackers begin to rise up, Dar (F. Murray Abraham) and Allison (Miranda Otto) must consider exactly just how bad the damage has been to their organization, while Quinn (Rupert Friend) hesitantly agrees to cover for Carrie (Claire Danes) in the latest episode of Showtime’s brilliant political drama.