The Once Upon a Time powers that be won't be going by the storybook this time.
On the midseason finale on Sunday, Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) was forced by his wife Belle (Emilie de Ravin) to step over Storybrooke's town line and thus into our magic-free world. Naturally, he's already devised a plan to get his previous life back, but it required allying with his former enemies, the Queens of Darkness...
Lana Parrilla, Sean Maguire
Now that the Snow Queen has counteracted the curse of Shattered Sight, Once Upon a Time is finally ready to let its Frozen story line go.
On the fairy-tale drama's midseason finale on Sunday (8/7c, ABC), we'll see one other benefit of Storybrooke returning to (relative) normalcy: Maid Marian (Christie Laing) will have thawed out after being frozen. That would normally make Robin Hood (Sean Maguire) a merry man, except for the fact that he lost his heart, figuratively, to Regina (Lana Parrilla).
The Snow Queen's spell has settled over Storybrooke. Now what?
On Sunday's Once Upon a Time (8/7c, ABC), the spell of Shattered Sight brings out the worst in everyone, which means there is a lot of conflict to come.
What happens when your family abandons you for Thanksgiving?
On Sunday's Bob's Burgers (9:30/8:30c, Fox), Tina and the kids leave Bob behind to attend the First Annual Fischoeder Turk-tacular Turkey Town Festival — a new event that features a running of the turkeys (similar to the running of the bulls in Pamplona, just more delicious afterwards), among other fun activities.
Bitsie Tulloch and David Giuntoli
Magic sure has a funny way of working on Grimm.
Now that Elizabeth (Louise Lombard) has successfully concocted the reversal potion, Nick (David Giuntoli) is thisclose to getting his Grimm powers back. But restoring his abilities won't be as easy as adding a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down...
"It's 11:59 and 59 seconds..." Chris Hardwick announces at the opening of @midnight.
Except it's actually 4:30 in the afternoon on the efficiently tiny Hollywood set of Comedy Central's addictive game show, which airs Monday-Thursday at, well, midnight. For host and executive producer Hardwick, @midnight is the closest embodiment to who he is, aside from his stand-up comedy.
"@midnight has the most essential qualities of my personality," Hardwick tells TVGuide.com. "I love game shows, I'm a child of the Internet and comedy and also British panel shows..."
It's hard work being a savior.
Just ask Jason (Jack Donnelly), who will continue his adventures with his pals -- the roly-poly Hercules and young Pythagoras (Mark Addy, Robert Emms) -- when Atlantis returns for its second season on Saturday (9/8c, BBC America).
Ophelia Lovibond, Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller
Winter is coming... Kitty Winter that is.
When Elementary returns for its third season on Thursday (10/9c, CBS), Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) will give Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) a rather chilly reception when he returns to New York. After all, he abruptly ended their crime-solving partnership when he hared off to England to work for MI6. Even worse, he replaced her with a newer, younger model: Kitty Winter (Ophelia Lovibond), Sherlock's new protégé.
Jacqueline Toboni, David Giuntoli and Bitsie Tulloch
It's not easy being Grimm.
When Grimm returns for its fourth season on Friday (9/8c, NBC), Det. Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) will have to wrestle with being a Grimm who's lost his powers thanks to a wicked Hexenbiest spell. But does that mean he's still a Grimm? "Season 2 is a lot about identity," co-creator David Greenwalt tells TVGuide.com. "Not 'Who am I?' so much as 'Who should I be?'"