What to Watch This Week: Deadpool, The Walking Dead Midseason Premiere, and More
This is a huge week for comic book fans, as the long-awaited (and fantastic) Deadpool adaptation is finally here to get the taste of X-Men Origins: Wolverine out of your mouth. We'll also get to see the highly anticipated return of The Walking Dead, which will introduce Negan's group and probably see several major deaths. And, if you're more of a DC fan, Supergirl will adapt Alan Moore's classic Superman story, "For the Man Who Has Everything." Monday, February 8th The X-Files - 8pm on Fox Supergirl - 8:30pm on CBS
Tonight is "Home Again," which is, unfortunately, not a sequel to "Home." But we can still get excited, especially since it's a monster-of-the-week episode directed by X-Files master Glen Morgan, who helmed classic episodes such as "Ice," "Tooms," "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man," and, yes, "Home." Plus, we'll finally see the return of William!
Monday, February 8th
The X-Files - 8pm on Fox
Supergirl - 8:30pm on CBS
Lucifer - 9pm on Fox Tuesday, February 9th The Flash - 8pm on The CW Agent Carter - 9pm on ABC
Supergirl tackles the classic Alan Moore Superman story, "For the Man Who Has Everything" (changed to "For the Girl Who Has Everything," naturally), and sees Kara getting attacked by a parasitic alien and trapped in a dream world in which Krypton was never destroyed, which includes the introduction of a young Superman.
When a 22-year-old future superstar quarterback wakes up to find a dead girl floating in his swimming pool, he turns to his friend, Lucifer, for help. Lucifer enlists Chloe to investigate the case, which leads to the world of big money sports and people who will literally kill to be number one.
Earth-Two is coming to The Flash in a big way this week, with Caitlin Snow's alter-ego Killer Frost and Ronnie Raymond's evil doppelganger Deathstorm making an appearance, as well as parallel universe versions of Joe and Iris West.
As Jarvis' precision and quick-thinking skills are put to the ultimate test, Peggy must find a way to stop an atomic explosion that threatens to destroy all of California.
Lucifer - 9pm on Fox
Tuesday, February 9th
The Flash - 8pm on The CW
Agent Carter - 9pm on ABC
iZombie - 9pm on The CW
Liv consumes the brain of a social media-obsessed bus accident victim, while she and Babineaux investigate the murders of three people who are missing their heads.
Wednesday, February 10th
Arrow - 8pm on The CW
Oliver faces off against Malcolm Merlyn when he steps in to help Thea, who is struggling with her blood lust.
Second Chance - 9pm on Fox
It's "dead pool" all around this week, as the next episode of Second Chance sees Mary's life in danger when a pool predicts her death on the same day as an important Lookinglass product launch.
Star Wars Rebels - 9pm on Disney XD
We continue to discover how Ezra deepens his connection to the Force (and possibly what his connection is to Kylo Ren?) as the crew fights to protect an alien species called Purgills from a destructive mining operation.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow - 8pm on The CW
Vandal Savage retreats behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War, and nuclear scientists being to mysteriously disappear. You, Me, and the Apocalypse - 8pm on NBC The 100 - 9pm on The CW Colony - 10pm on USA
Jamie and Dave are held hostage by Skye, one of Ariel's exes who is heavily pregnant.
Pike, who is the worst, asks Bellamy to give him guns to attack the Grounders before the Grounders can attack them, and like an idiot, Bellamy goes along with it.
Geronimo's identity is revealed as Will begins to question Kate's loyalties.
You, Me, and the Apocalypse - 8pm on NBC
The 100 - 9pm on The CW
Colony - 10pm on USA
Friday, February 12th
Let's be real, this is what you should be watching this week. Deadpool is the best cinematic Marvel adaptation to date, with all of the meta humor, snark, vulgarity, and gore that fans of the Merc with a Mouth would expect. Read our spoiler-free review here, or our slightly spoiler-y 13 best moments.
Sunday, February 14th
The Walking Dead midseason premiere
The Walking Dead returns just in time for Valentine's Day, because what could be more romantic than escaping a zombie horde? We pick up right where we left off, with Rick, Jessie, Michonne, and Jessie and Rick's annoying sons in grave peril, kicking off the back half of the season that will see Negan's arrival and possibly another iconic moment from the comics.