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 Monday, November 2nd:
Supergirl, “Stronger Together” (CBS, 8 p.m.) – In the second episode of this mediocre superhero melodrama, a prisoner breaks out of the Kryptonian prison Fort Rozz to attack National City, causing Kara, our heroin, to shake off her early doubts and lack of self-confidence to fight off her latest nemesis.
Fargo, “Fear and Trembling” (FX, 10 p.m.) – This superb FX series continues its electrifying second season with Floyd finally responding to the not-so-great proposal from the Kansas City operation, as Lou has a bit of a revelation about the happenings in his life.
Legends Season 2 Premiere, “The Legend of Dmitry Petrovich” (TNT, 10 p.m.) – TNT’s action-drama kicks off Season 2 with Sean Bean’s Martin Odum working with a CIA agent (Kelly Overton) to hash out the details of his muddled past, while a modern-day Russian gangster is investigated, which connect him to Odum.
The Flash, “The Darkness and the Light” (The CW, 8 p.m.) – As Season 2 of The CW’s strongest DC adaptation continues on, Grant Gustin‘s Barry sets out to catch Dr. Light, the latest person to come through the portal between Earth and Earth-2. She gives him a hard time, but it’s not half as hard as Barry’s attempt at taking colleague Patty (Shantel VanSanten) out on a date.
Drunk History, “New Mexico” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.) – The team behind this tiny miracle of a show head south to explore Popé’s revolt against Spanish colonizers in the late 17th century, the co-founder of the Boy Scouts tracking of a wolf, and the Roswell UFO conspiracy.
Arrow, “Haunted” (The CW, 8 p.m.) – Sara (Caity Lotz) has some, er, issues with the recent events. To fix the situation and get her back up running, Oliver (Stephen Amell) calls in an unlikely friend and colleague, demon fighter John Constantine, played by Matt Ryan of the defunct Constantine series.
Empire, “A High Hope for a Low Heaven” (Fox, 9 p.m.) – The lunacy of the Lyon family continues as Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) faces struggles with his masculinity and Jamal (Jussie Smollett) must work against his label as a “gay artist” rather than simply an artist. Meanwhile, their parents work together to keep the family safe from an increasing amount of dangers.
Mom Season 3 Premiere, “Terrorists and Gingerbread” (CBS, 9 p.m.) – In the Season 3 premiere of CBS’s mildly entertaining comedy, Bonnie must face her own estranged mother, played by the great Ellen Burstyn, while attempting to not look like a total hypocrite in front of Christy (Anna Faris).
Elementary Season 4 Premiere, “The Past is Parent” (CBS, 10 p.m.) – This well-acted American take on Sherlock starts its fourth season with Holmes (Johnny Lee Miller) having to accept help from his father, who seemingly has the connections and abilities to get his son out of his myriad problems. Elsewhere, the great detective and Watson (Lucy Liu) investigate a case in which a woman goes missing and may have been killed by her husband.
Master of None (Netflix) – Aziz Ansari takes the lead for the first time in this Netflix-produced relationship comedy, with Ansari playing a slightly askew version of himself, Dev, a young actor attempting to ride the contours of love and work in New York City. As an added bit of the personal, Ansari’s own parents play Dev’s parents in the anticipated series. Check back for Chris’s review.
The Knick, “Wonderful Surprises” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.) – The best show on television currently continues on as Thackery (Clive Owen) prepares to test out his syphilis cure for real, and Harriet (Cara Seymour), with little in the way of options, must face her day in court over her attempts to “help” women at the Knick.
Ash vs. Evil Dead, “Bait” (Starz, 9 p.m.) – In this irrepressibly maniacal horror-comedy series’ second episode, Ash (Bruce Campbell) finds himself being tracked by a special agent of some sort, while his new partners from the ValueStop begin to come to terms with what’s happening to their city.
The Walking Dead, “Now” (AMC, 9 p.m.) – Following a Morgan-centric episode that explored the highs and lows of philosophical thinking, the show returns to Alexandria to see what’s happening at that gate, and who will ultimately survive the myriad attacks on the Safe-Zone.
Homeland, “Parabiosis” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) – The brilliant fifth season of Showtime’s best series picks up from last week’s superbly paranoid episode with Saul (Mandy Patinkin) calling in a sweep of the station and Carrie (Claire Danes) trying to find consolation, as well as help, from Düring (Sebastian Koch) when her psychological issues continue to cause disruptions.
Flesh and Bone Series Premiere, “Bulling Through” (Starz, 9 p.m.) – Starz’s delirious new ballet drama follows Claire (Sarah Hay), a hugely talented but vulnerable and furious ballet dancer who finds herself dealing with double-dealing and back-stabbing in a prominent ballet company in New York City. Check back for Allison’s review.