TV preview: 'Blood & Chrome' surprisingly good

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The prequel "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" is surprisingly good. Which probably explains why Syfy — home of multiple mediocre shows — hasn't picked it up as a series. Set decades before "Galactica," Luke Pasqualino stars as young William Adama, whose first mission takes him into enemy space 10 years into the war with the Cylons.

Watch • 6 p.m. Sunday, Syfy The Week Ahead

'Inside Comedy'

A new season begins with fascinating interviews of Bob Newhart and Louis C.K.

Watch • Midnight Monday (early Tuesday), Showtime

'Survivor: Caramoan'

Utahn Dawn Meehan returns as one of the "favorites" in a "fans vs. favorites" season.

Watch • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Channel 2


Chad Michael Murray ("One Tree Hill") joins the cast in the Season 5 premiere.

Watch • 8 p.m. Thursday, TNT

'Zero Hour'

Conspiracy theories run amok in this new series that stars Anthony Edwards. The show wants to be thrilling, but there's a high silliness factor.

Watch • 7 p.m. Thursday, Channel 4 This Weekend

'The Job'

Not a particularly good new reality show, in which contestants vie for jobs.

Watch • 7 p.m. Friday, Channel 2


This disappointing series returns with a pair of episodes.

Watch • 7 and 8 p.m. Friday, Channel 13

'The Grammys Go On: A Death in the Family'

The adulation of Whitney Houston goes on in this hourlong special.

Watch • 8 p.m. Saturday, Channel 2

'Walking Dead'

The second half of the season begins.

Watch • 7, 9, 10 and 11 p.m. Sunday, AMC

'Masterpiece: Downton Abbey'

In the two-hour finale of Season 3, just when it looks like there's going to be a happy ending — there's not.

Watch • 8 p.m. Sunday, Channel 7