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Superman & Lois Teases Its Big Bads in an Action-Packed Summer Premiere

ALSO: The Prodigal Son series finale, new episodes of Cruel Summer and This Is Us, and more.
  • Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in Superman & Lois. (The CW)
    Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in Superman & Lois. (The CW)

    After a gangbusters start, The CW’s Superman & Lois returns from a two-month hiatus with its summer premiere. In the back half of Season 1, Superman & Lois will introduce a series of big bads hell-bent on complicating Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois’ (Elizabeth Tulloch) idyllic suburban life with their two children.

    Also today: Prodigal Son ends its two-season run on Fox, a new deposition complicates Jeanette’s case in Cruel Summer, and it’s bachelor and bachelorette party night on This Is Us. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:

    MIDSEASON RETURN: Nearly two months after it last aired, Superman & Lois is back on The CW with an episode that finds Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) reconsidering his decision to let his son Jordan (Alex Garfin) play football. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on The CW

    SERIES FINALE: The NYPD searches for a serial killer known as “The Woodsman” in the final episode of Prodigal Son. FOX canceled the crime drama last week after just two seasons, making tonight's episode the series finale. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on FOX

    NEW EPISODE: Freeform hit Cruel Summer keeps rolling, as a new deposition threatens Jeanette’s (Chiara Aurelia) case and a discovery prompts Cindy (Sarah Drew) to question her daughter’s story. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on Freeform

    NEW EPISODE: With NBC’s This Is Us Season 5 finale on the horizon, Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Madison (Caitlin Thompson) partake in their respective bachelor and bachelorette parties. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    SERIES FINALE: Showtime’s great found footage experiment Cinema Toast wraps its first season with a political satire (“One Gay Wedding and a Thousand Funerals”), and a film noir/fever dream mash-up (“The Gunshot Heard ‘Round The World”). 12:00 AM ET and 12:30 AM ET on Showtime

    SEASON FINALE: ABC’s night of finales (or “fur-nales”) begins with Pooch Perfect, as the top three dog grooming teams compete for a giant cash prize and the first-ever Pooch Perfect trophy. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    SEASON FINALE: Fresh off last week's news that next season will be its last, tonight's black-ish Season 7 finale gets a boost from Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men, who stop by Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) office to help with a pitch. Watch preview9:00 PM ET on ABC

    NEW EPISODE: Iris (Candice Patton) is pushed to the limit as she searches for the truth about Psych (Ennis Esmer) in the first installment of a The Flash two-parter. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Superman & Lois, Elizabeth Tulloch, Tyler Hoechlin