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The Doctor, The Dead And The Throne

Plus, is it lights out for hit show 'Revolution?'

Sci-Fi fans are spoiled for choice this week. The season finale of "Walking Dead" airs the same time as "Game of Thrones" Season 3 premieres on Sunday. Will you choose a favorite or watch both on a split screen? Also, long time favorite "Doctor Who" airs the spring premiere this week kicking off BBC America's supernatural Saturday alongside their newest series "Orphan Black." It almost seems cruel for "Revolution" to make its comeback with all the other heavy hitters. Here's hoping the dedicated fans stick by them.

The television landscape isn’t as bleak as it seems. Each week we’ll countdown the best in sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal television for the viewer with discriminating tastes. Here is this week’s Watchlist for March 25 – 31.

MONDAY
Bones (8 p.m., Fox)
(“The Blood from the Stones”) An undercover police officer, who was investigating a string of ATM robberies, turns up dead in a van with a bag of diamonds found inside his mutilated body. So the Jeffersonian team must figure out whether or not the ATM robbers are also murderers, or if the cop was crooked. Meanwhile, Brennan is the subject of a documentary commissioned to raise funds for the Jeffersonian, and she struggles to be likeable on camera.

Being Human (9 p.m., Syfy)
(“If I Only Had A Raw Brain”) Josh encounters a vampire stripper as he and Nora search for Donna in hopes that she can put an end to the curse that's affecting Sally. Meanwhile, Aidan tries to make good on his promise to Kenny.

Lost Girl (10 p.m., Syfy)
(“Delinquents”) Bo and the gang are hunting a serial killer fae who preys on young people, and Bo gets some news that's hard for her to take. Linda Hamilton guest stars as a tough, sexy and ruthless assassin who has enjoyed a storied and deadly career.

Castle (10 p.m., ABC)
(“The Wild Rover”) When a man is found dead in an industrial cake mixer, Castle and Beckett trace the murder to an Irish gang in Staten Island and a beautiful bar owner named Siobhan O'Doul (Cara Buono, "Mad Men"). Much to everyone's surprise, Detective Ryan has a complicated history with Siobhan and the Staten Island crime family from his days working undercover in narcotics. When the case hits a dead end, Ryan must go back undercover to expose the killer, complicating his relationship with his wife.

Revolution (10 p.m., NBC)
(“The Stand”) Miles (Billy Burke) leads the rebel squad out of Philadelphia and away from Monroe's (David Lyons) helicopters and machine guns. Meanwhile, a guilt-ridden Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) tries to redeem herself by providing power to the rebels, but once again must leave her children, Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Danny (Graham Rogers), behind. As if there wasn't enough heat, romantic sparks ignite between Miles and Nora (Daniella Alonso). Also starring, Giancarlo Esposito, JD Pardo, Zak Orth and Tim Guinee

TUESDAY
Face-Off (9 p.m., Syfy)
(“Living The Dream”) Season 4 comes to a close with the winner being announced after the final three contestants travel to Las Vegas, where they create waterproof looks for the show "Le Reve: The Dream."

Science Special: The Transit of Venus (9 p.m., Science)
A look at the Transit of Venus, a rare solar-system event that occurred on June 5, 2012.

Robot Combat League (10 p.m., Syfy)
(“The Next Level of Carnage”) Eight-foot-tall robots battle it out in the ring in this competition series, which pairs the mechanical fighters with shadow-boxing humans. A power-up challenge throws a twist in the tournament.

Science Special: The Definitive Guide To Aliens (10 p.m., Science):
(“How to Prepare”) Part two of a documentary spotlighting scientists who are studying possible alien life. This episode examines how humans might prepare for potential alien encounters.

WEDNESDAY
Arrow (8 p.m., The CW)
(“Salvation”) An angry resident of The Glades who calls himself “The Savior” (Christopher Redman) embarks on a kidnapping and killing spree to punish those he believes have wronged the residents of his neighborhood. To make things worse, he broadcasts these murders online and claims he was inspired by Arrow’s vigilantism. Oliver is horrified by this statement and vows to stop “The Savior,” but his manhunt in intensified after Thea comes to him in tears and tells him Roy (Colton Haynes) has been kidnapped. Laurel is surprised when her father starts to believe her mother’s (Alex Kingston) claim that Sara is still alive. Meanwhile, Malcom tells Moira to find the person responsible for his attempted murder. This episode was co-written by Drew Greenberg (“Buffy,” “Warehouse 13”)

The Neighbors (8:30 p.m., ABC)
(“It Has Begun…”) The Weavers take the Bird-Kersees to Atlantic City, where Marty learns that Larry Bird not only counts cards, he can see through them, and Jackie admits that she's always wanted a human wedding. Meanwhile, Dick Butkus, in charge back home, gets an ominous call from his grandpa. Is it time for the Neighbors to return to Zabvron? The episode features two of science fiction's biggest icons as guest stars, George Takei as Grandfather and Mark Hamill as Commandant Bill.

Supernatural (9 p.m., The CW)
(“Freaks and Geeks”) Sam and Dean investigate some recent vampire kills and are surprised to learn Krissy Chambers (Madison McLaughlin) is involved. They find Krissy and learn her father was killed and she's been taken in by a man named Victor (Adrian Hough), who has taken in a group of orphan kids to teach them how to hunt. Victor is helping the teenagers find the vampires who took their parents so they can get revenge. Sam is intrigued by Victor's method of giving the teenagers a home life as well as a hunting life, but Dean is suspicious of Victor's motives.

THURSDAY
The Vampire Diaries (8 p.m., The CW)
(“American Gothic”) Elena and Rebekah take off in search of Katherine and find themselves in a small town in Pennsylvania, where Elena has a surprising encounter with another old acquaintance -- Elijah (Daniel Gillies). Stefan and Damon are both concerned about Elena’s state of mind and are determined to do what’s best for her, but she makes it clear that helping her will be difficult. Damon is not sure how to react when Stefan reveals his unexpected plan for the future. Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Klaus receives Caroline’s reluctant help and comes to a new understanding of Silas’ powers.

Beauty and the Beast (9 p.m. The CW)
("Partners in Crime") Cat is forced to reveal things that she had been keeping from Tess to salvage their relationship, and to protect Vincent. Gabe is suspicious of everyone in the department, while Evan witnesses Cat doing something that changes his opinion of her, making him even more determined to track down the beast.

Comic Book Men (10 p.m., AMC)
(“Comic Charades”) Watch Kevin Smith and his crew of fan boys turned pop culture experts live, work and breathe comic books.

FRIDAY
Cult (9 p.m., The CW)
(“The Good Fight”) Skye collapses the morning after the "Cult" fan party; suffering a serious reaction to the drug she was slipped. The doctors urge Jeff to locate a sample of the drug so they can find a way to reverse its effects in order to save Skye's life. Detective Sakelik (Aisha Hinds "Weeds") arrives at the hospital but refuses to help. Jeff suspects that the drug might be hidden at her place so he takes matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, inside Skye's hallucinogenic state, Billy, Kelly and Skye's father Quentin (Obba Babatunde) encourage Skye to give up and stop searching for the truth.

Grimm (9 p.m., NBC)
(“Nameless”) When a gruesome homicide brings an office party to a screeching halt, Nick and Hank find themselves battling a Wesen on a completely new platform - online. Meanwhile, Juliette's mysterious hallucinations finally start to take shape, giving them a whole new meaning.

Touch (9 p.m., Fox)
(“Clockwork”) As Martin tracks down Philip Green (Paul Vincent O'Connor), a man that Jake led him to, he learns that Mr. Greene was Dr. Teller's first patient and is on death row for the triple murder of Aster Corps employees. With the execution in a matter of hours, Martin rushes to the prison to look for answers, but Mr. Green won't reveal anything unless he is reunited with his estranged daughter - Dr. Kate Gordon (Annie Wersching). Will the numbers add up when time is of the essence and lives are at stake.

SATURDAY
Doctor Who (8 p.m., BBC America)
(“The Bells of Saint John”) In the Season 7 spring premiere, the Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where Wi-Fi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a Wi-Fi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.

Before you watch the season premiere, Steven Moffat has a special prequel just for the fans. The Doctor is still searching for Clara, the new companion he met at Christmas. The downhearted Doctor takes a break on Earth to chat with a young girl about destiny and his search for a lost friend. Sometimes the universe's greatest mystery is the person right next to you.

Orphan Black (9 p.m., BBC America)
Tatiana Maslany portrays Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman, "Beth," who looks just like her. Sarah takes her identity, her boyfriend and her money. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones... but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers.

The Nerdist (10 p.m., BBC America)
Chris Hardwick hosts an interview show about what it really means to be a nerd accompanied by Jonah Ray and Matt Mira.

SUNDAY
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited (8 p.m., BBC America)
(“The Third Doctor”) The 50th anniversary of the series is celebrated by presenting each month a story featuring one of the show's first 11 Doctors. The third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) is featured in the classic 1970 episode "Spearhead From Space." The Doctor battles the Nestene Consciousness, a disembodied alien intelligence out to destroy mankind through the use of plastic replicas.

Game of Thrones (9 p.m., HBO)
(“Valar Dohaeris”) Jon is brought before Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, while the Night's Watch survivors retreat south. In King's Landing, Tyrion asks for his reward. Littlefinger offers Sansa a way out. Cersei hosts a dinner for the royal family. Daenerys sails into Slaver's Bay.

The Walking Dead (9 p.m., AMC)
(“Welcome to the Tombs”) Rick and the group have to seriously consider if the prison is worth defending as The Governor's impending attack looms over their heads.

Talking Dead (11 p.m., AMC)
Host Chris Hardwick is joined by celebrity guests to recap this week’s episode and take your questions live.

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