Mondays have become approximately 50 times less interesting now that Almost Human has wrapped up its first — and hopefully not final — season. Still, if you’re craving science fiction in any form tonight, you do have a few options. We’re not saying any of those options are very good, but hey, that’s network television for you.
The big news for the night is that The CW’s The Tomorrow People is shifting from its Wednesday-night berth after Arrow to Monday nights, pairing it with another freshman series, Star-Crossed. Shifting time slots often bode ill for a show that isn’t a breakout hit, and the fact that The Tomorrow People is moving in next to Star-Crossed, another show that isn’t exactly tearing up the ratings, is definitely telling. I’m not saying the two shows are dead on their feet, but I sure as hell won’t be surprised if both become one-season wonders. In the mean time, both shows remain “on the bubble” until The CW makes a yea or nay announcement. And honestly, I can’t see many people jumping into them at this point when they could instead wait a few weeks to find out if they have a future or not.
Also in limbo is Intelligence, CBS’ less-interesting, less fun version of Chuck. I didn’t make it past the second week on this one, so I don’t have a horse in this race. As it stands, the only CBS show remotely on my personal radar is Person of Interest, and even that is filed away in the “watch it once the show is finished” section.
Here’s what’s new in sci-fi television tonight.
Intelligence (CBS, 10/9c) — “The Grey Hat”
When Gabriel and Riley search for an infamous hacker known to create cyberworms, they learn their suspect could have been set up and a much more sinister group has plans to target a nuclear reactor in California.
Star-Crossed (The CW, 8/7c) — “Dreamers Often Lie”
When Gloria (guest star Victoria Platt) tells the Atrian Seven they are allowed to spend some time outside their sector, Roman (Matt Lanter) sees it as an opportunity to further investigate his father’s mysterious past and makes a stunning discovery. Emery (Aimee Teegarden) and Grayson (Grey Damon) go out on a date, but their night is ruined after Eric (guest star Jesse Luken) calls Grayson for help and ends up putting everyone in danger. Drake (Greg Finley) mistakes Taylor (Natalie Hall) for an undercover Trag, and Lukas (Titus Makin, Jr.) makes his move on Sophia (Brina Palencia). Meanwhile, Teri (Chelsea Gilligan) tries to take over Drake’s mission.
The Tomorrow People (The CW, 9/8c) — “Superhero”
Stephen (Robbie Amell) is still walking a fine line with his Ultra partner Hillary (guest star Alexa Vega), who continues to be suspicious of his loyalties. When the Tomorrow People and Ultra learn that there is a new break-out doing good for humans, they both want her on their side. Meanwhile, Morgan (guest star Carly Pope) takes a risk and betrays Jedikiah’s (Mark Pellegrino) trust to help the Tomorrow People, but what Jedikiah discovers from Morgan is an even bigger surprise.