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SFTV Grid Week 14: Dec. 22-28, 2013 – Doctor Who regenerates, Nikita series finale

SFTV Grid Week 14: Dec. 22-28, 2013 – Doctor Who regenerates, Nikita series finale

Scripted genre TV schedule for the week of December 22-28, 2013 – the 14th week of the 2013-2014 season.
Only three series have new episodes: Atlantis, Doctor Who and Nikita. Doctor Who comes back on Christmas night as the 11th Doctor regenerates into the 12th. Meanwhile, on Friday, Nikita ends with an episode appropriately titled, “Cancelled.”

Specials: Doctor Who (Wed), Shrek The Halls (Mon), Chipmunk Christmas (Mon)

Preempted: Once Upon a Time, Walking Dead, Beauty and the Beast, Agents of SHIELD, The Originals, Supernatural, Arrow, The Tomorrow People, American Horror Story, Once Upon a a Time in Wonderland, Dracula.

Series Finale: Nikita

Show Episode Network Day/Time Teaser
SUNDAY DEC 22
No Genre Series or Specials
MONDAY DEC 23
Shrek The Halls Special (repeat) ABC Mon 8/7 Animated
Almost Human  S01E04 -The Bends (repeat) FOX Mon 8/7 After a cop friend of Kennex is killed in an unauthorized undercover operation, Kennex convinces Rudy to go undercover and pose as a cook for a new street drug to catch the drug dealer and solve his friend's murder.
Chipmunk Christmas Special (repeat) ABC Mon 8:30/7:30 Animated
Sleepy Hollow S01E06 – The Sin Eater (repeat) FOX Mon 9/8 Ichabod is abducted by Freemasons who seek to confirm that he is who he claims… so that he can die.
TUESDAY DEC 24
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Special (repeat) ABC Tue 8/7 Animated classic
Person of Interest S02E10 – Shadow Box (repeat) CBS Tue 10/9 While the FBI close in on Reese, he fights to save a young couple who are out to take down a crooked loan officer who conned military veterans out of their money.
WEDNESDAY DEC 25
Doctor Who Farewell to Matt Smith (special) BBCA Wed 8/7 One-hour special retrospective on the 11th Doctor.
Doctor Who S07E15 – The Time of the Doctor BBCA Wed 9/8 Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars … Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe. (90 min.)
THURSDAY DEC 26
The Vampire Diaries S05E08 – Dead Man on Campus (repeat) CW Thu 8/7 At Whitmore College, Elena and Caroline decide it's time to throw a big party, but their plans are interrupted when Jesse suddenly needs Caroline's help.
Reign S01E02 – Snakes in the Garden (repeat) CW Thu 9/8 When Simon, an English envoy, tells Mary that the English are aware of her fragile engagement to Francis, Mary and Francis put on a show to protect their alliance.
FRIDAY DEC 27
The Neighbors S02E02 – September Fools (repeat) ABC 8:30/7:30 Larry sets out to pull an epic prank on the Weavers after they explain to him what April Fools' Day is.
Nikita  S04E06 – Cancelled CW Fri 9/8  Frustrated that MDK is still active, Nikita decides to end it her way. Leaving Michael and the team behind, Nikita takes Alex on the road to exact revenge.
Grimm S03E03 – A Dish Best Served Cold (repeat) NBC Fri 10/9 A series of disturbing crime scenes leads Nick and Hank to the resurrection of an old feud that's all too familiar for Nick and Monroe.
SATURDAY DEC 28
Almost Human  S01E03 – Are You Recieving? (repeat) FOX Fri 9/8 Kennex and Dorian get called to a murder scene and find themselves in the midst of a hostage situation on the 25th floor of a skyscraper.
Atlantis S01E06 – The Son of the Sirens BBCA Sat 9/8  In an effort to try and win Medusa’s heart, Hercules pays a visit to a witch, whose charms prove binding in more ways than he could ever imagine.

Last updated: December 20, 2013 at 16:55 pm

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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