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.
This week brings two late Summer premieres along with a couple of shows wrapping up their seasons. On Friday, the long-awaited The Defenders finally arrives on Netflix as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist (along with The Punisher and Elektra) team up for the first time. On Sunday, TNT’s The Last Ship finally arrives for its Season 4 premiere. On Monday, Freeform’s two genre entries Stitchers and Shadowhunters have their season finales (the latter has been renewed for a third year and we are still awaiting word on the former). That will leave only one more Summer series premiere with Amazon’s The Tick arriving next week. You can see the full schedule of Summer shows at this link.
Prime Time Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of Aug 14 – Aug 20:
Links are to the show pages on this site with series info and trailers (where available).
Saturday August 19
No Genre Programming
3 Percent (Netflix)
Black Mirror (Netflix)
The Defenders (Netflix) Series Premiere
Dimension 404 (Hulu)
The Handmaids Tale (Hulu)
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)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Voltron: Legendary Defender (Netflix)