New or Returning on TV This Week (March 29-April 4)

This is a good week for science fiction on TV. We have many fantastic shows returning from hiatus this week V, Fringe, and Stargate Universe. SGU is my favorite new show and the spring season promises lots of goodies.

Saving Grace is returning for it’s 4th and sadly last season. Watch it if you can, Holly Hunter is such a strong talented actress that you should watch it only because she is in it and the rest of the cast is not long after.

You should also watch Chuck this week as he tries to win Sarah back (Monday NBC Chuck vs the American Hero), this should be the last episode before the original season finale (6 more episodes where ordered and they will follow a different arc).

I almost bit my nails off waiting on the resolution on the cliffhanger from last week’s Castle. It’s not a genre show, but it is so good.

There is also a new pilot on Friday from CBS – Miami Medical I might watch.

Saving Grace 4.01 Let’s Talk (Season Premiere)

Monday TNT

Grace Hanadarko is back!

In the final season, Grace is forced to examine the possibility that her life has a divine purpose. Among the storylines the final nine episodes will explore will be a tragic accident that will change Grace’s life, a new phase in Grace’s relationship with Ham, a major life change for Perry and secret revelations about Butch’s past. All the while, Earl will continue to be a part of Grace’s life as he steers her towards a destiny even he doesn’t understand fully.

After surviving a fall, Grace decides to talk with God. But before she can do that a stranger will tell increase something. Ham and his dad don’t see eye to eye now that Ham is involved with his brother’s widow.

The squad will have to figure out what will happen to the dog in a mauling.

V 1.05 – Welcome to the War (Spring Premiere)

Tuesday ABC

In the last cliffhanger episode, several key plot and character points were revealed: Erica had lost control over Tyler, as she discovered he was now on the Mothership with Anna and Lisa , and she also learned that Ryan was a Visitor; Father Jack was stabbed by the Vs’ security guard from the warehouse, where evidence of experimenting on humans had been discovered; Valerie revealed that she’s pregnant by Ryan (a 1/2 alien and 1/2 human baby); and Chad, while doing a report on the Vs’ healing center during which he had himself medically scanned, was told he has a potentially fatal aneurysm in his brain – will he let the Vs cure him and be indebted to them?

As the story continues, Erica finds her life in danger when she’s attacked at home; a dangerous new member is recruited for the Resistance, as the Visitors shore up their defenses; Anna wonders why Chad hasn’t followed up on his diagnosed aneurysm; and Ryan’s concern grows over Val’s “abnormal” pregnancy

Fringe 2.15 – Peter (Spring Premiere)

Thursday on Fox

I have been longing for Fringe to start again, these long hiatus in the middle of an arc is so annoying especially after the emotional cliffhanger of the winter finale where Olivia discovered that Peter was from the other dimension. The 2nd season resumes now with eight all-new and uninterrupted episodes.

Walter flashes back to 1985 while explaining Peter’s otherworldly origins to Olivia. Also, Peter’s mother (guest star Orla Brady) is introduced, and details of the neighboring world reaffirms that there is more than one of everything.

Stargate Universe 1.11 – Space (Spring Premiere)

Friday Syfy

Another series that I liked a lot even before hiatus is SGU, now we will get more space and aliens, what more could one wish for?

The Destiny crew discover a piece of Ancient technology that transports Young to an unknown alien vessel.