Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of April 24th: Premieres for The Handmaid’s Tale and American Gods, The CW Shows are Back, and More

By | April 23, 2017

Weekly roundup of science fiction and fantasy shows (as well as movies/specials of note) on the Prime Time TV schedule, also including programs that may be of interest to genre fans. Air dates and times subject to change without notice.

Time to buckle in because the Spring season kicks into high gear this week with two premieres and several shows returning from hiatus. On Wednesday, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale will be available for streaming and on Sunday Starz’s The American Gods has its premiere. All of The CW shows that have been on their second hiatus resume new episodes this week and FOX’s Gotham also returns from the break it has been on since January (Lucifer joins it starting next week). That makes for quite a lot of sci fi & fantasy TV to be watching and more shows will be joining the schedule in May (you can see the full Spring schedule at this link).

Note: Disney XD’s scheduling of Guardians of the Galaxy has become rather erratic. The show aired a block of episodes during the day on April 15th (with better ratings than its Prime Time airings) and will do another block on May 6th (probably to coincide with the release of the film). I have taken it out of the listings for now, but will try to make a mention of it when I know for certain it will be airing.

Prime Time Sci Fi TV for the Week of Apr 24 – Apr 30:
Links are to the show pages on this site with series info and trailers (where available).

Monday April 24
Supergirl (CW) 8:00-9:00 Returns From Hiatus
Gotham (FOX) 8:00-9:00 Returns From Hiatus
Lucifer (FOX) 9:00-10:00 On Hiatus

Tuesday April 25
The Flash (CW) 8:00-9:00 Returns From Hiatus
iZombie (CW) 9:00-10:00
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 10:00-11:00
Saving Hope (ION) 10:00-12:00

Wednesday April 26
Arrow (CW) 8:00-9:00 Returns From Hiatus
The 100 (CW) 9:00-10:00 Returns From Hiatus
The Handmaids Tale (Hulu) Streaming Series Premiere

Thursday April 27
Supernatural (CW) 8:00-9:00
Powerless (NBC) 8:30-9:00 Pulled from Schedule

Friday April 28
The Originals (CW) 8:00-9:00

Saturday April 29
Doctor Who (BBCA) 9:00-10:00
Class (BBCA) 10:00-11:00
Samurai Jack (ADSW) 11:00-11:30

Sunday April 30
Once Upon A Time (ABC) 8:00-9:00
Making History (FOX) 8:30-9:00
The Leftovers (HBO) 9:00-10:00
American Gods (Starz) 9:00-10:00 Series Premiere
The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 9:30-10:00
Into the Badlands (AMC) 10:00-11:00

3 Percent (Netflix)
Between (Netflix)
Black Mirror (Netflix)
Daredevil (Netflix)
Dimension 404 (Hulu)
Freakish (Hulu)
The Handmaids Tale (Hulu) Series Premiere
Iron Fist (Netflix)
Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Luke Cage (Netflix)
The Man in the High Castle (Amazon)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Netflix)
The OA (Netflix)
Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix)
Sense8 (Netflix)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
SuperMansion (Crackle)
Travelers (Netflix)
Voltron: Legendary Defender (Netflix)

Season Ended
Aftermath (Syfy) Cancelled
American Horror Story (FX) Renewed for 7th Season
Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz) Renewed for 3rd Season
Beyond (Freeform) Renewed for 2nd Season
Channel Zero (Syfy) Renewed thru 4th Season
Colony (USA) Renewed for 3rd Season
Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency (BBCA) Renewed for 2nd Season
Emerald City (NBC) Cancellation Likely
The Exorcist (FOX) Cancellation Likely
The Expanse (Syfy) Renewed for 3rd Season
Falling Water (USA) Renewed for 2nd Season
Frequency (CW) Cancellation Likely
From Dusk Till Dawn (El Rey) On the Bubble
The Good Place (NBC) Renewed for 2nd Season
Grimm (NBC) Series Ended
Humans (AMC) Renewed for 3rd Season
Incorporated (Syfy) Cancelled
Legends of Tomorrow (CW) Renewed for 3rd Season
Legion (FX) Renewed for 2nd Season
The Librarians (TNT) Renewed for 4th Season
MacGyver (CBS) Renewed for 2nd Season
The Magicians (Syfy) Renewed for 3rd Season
People of Earth (TBS) Renewed for 2nd Season
Salem (WGN) Cancelled
Scream Queens (FOX) Cancellation Likely
Shadowhunters (Freeform) Season 2B Airs in Summer
Son of Zorn (FOX) Renewal Possible
Stan Against Evil (IFC) Renewed for 2nd Season
Star Wars Rebels (DXD) Renewed for 4th Season
The Strain (FX) Renewed for 4th and Final Season
SuperMansion (Crackle) Renewed for 3rd Season
Teen Wolf (MTV) Season 6B Airs in Summer
Time After Time (ABC) Cancelled
Timeless (NBC) Cancellation Likely
Vampire Diaries (CW) Series Ended
Van Helsing (Syfy) Renewed for 2nd Season
The Walking Dead (AMC) Renewed for 8th Season
Westworld (HBO) Renewed for 2nd Season
Z Nation (Syfy) Renewed for 4th Season

Highlights from the Week of May 1
Lucifer (FOX) 9:00-10:00 Monday, Returns from Hiatus
Sense8 (Netflix) Streaming Friday, Season 2 Premiere

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