Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of January 23rd: The Magicians Season 2 Premiere, The CW Superhero Shows Return, and More

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 is a pretty busy mid-season week for sci fi & fantasy shows with one premiere, several returns, and several more season finales. On Wednesday, Syfy’s The Magicians has its second season premiere. Starting on Monday, The CW superhero shows as well as Supernatural return from their Winter breaks. Note that Legends of Tomorrow will be moving to the Tuesday 9 PM EST post-The Flash hour and Supernatural will be shifting one hour on Thursdays to an 8 PM EST start. For those interested, the Archie comic re-imagining series Riverdale has its debut on Thursday on The CW at 9 PM EST. That show, which looks to be going for a Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew mystery angle, may have some genre elements, but I don’t plan on tracking it here unless I unless I hear that it takes a heavy move in that direction. As for season finales, this week we have three, all of which come on Wednesday: Frequency (CW), Salem (WGN), and Incorporated (Syfy). But there are plenty of genre entries queued up to take their place as mid-season continues to ramp up to high gear (see the Highlights section below for a preview of next week’s premieres). You can see the full schedule of sci fi & fantasy shows at this link.




Prime Time Sci Fi TV for the Week of Jan 23 – Jan 29:
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Monday January 23
Supergirl (CW) 8:00-9:00 Returns from Hiatus
Gotham (FOX) 8:00-9:00
Shadowhunters (Freeform) 8:00-9:00
Lucifer (FOX) 9:00-10:00
Beyond (FOX) 9:00-10:00
Timeless (NBC) 10:00-11:00

Tuesday January 24
The Flash (CW) 8:00-9:00 Returns from Hiatus
Legends of Tomorrow (CW) 9:00-10:00 Returns from Hiatus, New Timeslot
Teen Wolf (MTV) 9:00-10:00
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 10:00-11:00
Saving Hope (ION) 11:00-1:00

Wednesday January 25
Arrow (CW) 8:00-9:00 Returns from Hiatus
Frequency (CW) 9:00-10:00 Season Finale
The Magicians (Syfy) 9:00-10:00 Season 2 Premiere
Salem (WGN) 9:00-10:00 Season Finale
Incorporated (Syfy) 10:00-11:00 Season Finale

Thursday January 26
Supernatural (CW) 8:00-9:00 Returns from Hiatus, New Timeslot
Colony (USA) 10:00-11:00

Friday January 27
MacGyver (CBS) 8:00-9:00 Repeat
Grimm (NBC) 8:00-9:00
Vampire Diaries (CW) 8:00-9:00
Emerald City (NBC) 9:00-10:00
Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 9:00-10:00

Saturday January 28
Star Wars Rebels (DXD) 8:30-9:00 Preempted

Sunday January 29
Once Upon A Time (ABC) 8:00-9:00 On Hiatus
Son of Zorn (FOX) 8:30-9:00 Preempted
The Walking Dead (AMC) 9:00-10:00 On Hiatus
The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 9:30-10:00 On Hiatus
The Talking Dead (AMC) 10:00-11:00 On Hiatus

Streaming
3 Percent (Netflix)
11-22-63 (Hulu)
Between (Netflix)
Black Mirror (Netflix)
Daredevil (Netflix)
Deadbeat (Hulu)
Freakish (Hulu)
Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Luke Cage (Netflix)
The Man in the High Castle (Amazon)
The OA (Netflix)
Powers (PSN)
Sense8 (Netflix)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Travelers (Netflix)

Season Ended
Aftermath (Syfy) Renewal Possible
American Horror Story (FX) Renewed for 7th Season
Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz) Renewed for 3rd Season
Channel Zero (Syfy) Renewed for 2nd Season
Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency (BBCA) Renewed for 2nd Season
The Exorcist (FOX) Cancellation Likely
Falling Water (USA) On the Bubble
From Dusk Till Dawn (El Rey) On the Bubble
The Good Place (NBC) Renewal Possible
The Librarians (TNT) Renewal Likely
People of Earth (TBS) Renewed for 2nd Season
Scream Queens (FOX) Cancellation Likely
Stan Against Evil (IFC) Renewed for 2nd Season
The Strain (FX) Renewed for 4th and Final Season
Van Helsing (Syfy) Renewed for 2nd Season
Westworld (HBO) Renewed for 2nd Season
Z Nation (Syfy) Renewed for 4th Season

Highlights from the Week of Jan 30
The 100 (CW) 9:00-10:00 Wednesday, Season 4 Premiere
The Expanse (Syfy) 10:00-11:00 Wednesday, Season 2 Premiere
Powerless (NBC) 8:30-9:00 Thursday, Series Premiere