Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of May 1st: Sense8 Season 2 Premiere, Lucifer Returns, 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.

The long-awaited second season of Netflix’s Sense8, from the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski, arrives this week. That show’s Season 2 debut is on Friday, and the entire second season will be available for streaming.  Also this week, FOX’s Lucifer returns from its long Spring hiatus and resumes new episodes.  Four of that show’s Season 2 episodes have been postponed and will air when it returns in Fall for its third season.  And May season finales kick off at the end of the week as FOX’s The Last Man on Earth wraps up its third season with a double episode.  You can see a full rundown of season finales (as well as May premieres and returns) at this link.

Note: Last week NBC yanked Powerless from the schedule leaving its remaining three episodes in limbo.  It has not been officially cancelled at this point, but almost certainly will be by season end.  The remaining episodes will likely be available online at some point.  Also, Disney XD will air three new episodes of Guardians of the Galaxy on Saturday starting at 10 AM EST, apparently hoping to get a boost for that show from the movie opening that weekend.




Prime Time Sci Fi TV for the Week of May 1 – May 7:
Links are to the show pages on this site with series info and trailers (where available).

Monday May 1
Supergirl (CW) 8:00-9:00
Gotham (FOX) 8:00-9:00
Lucifer (FOX) 9:00-10:00 Returns From Hiatus

Tuesday May 2
The Flash (CW) 8:00-9:00
iZombie (CW) 9:00-10:00
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 10:00-11:00
Saving Hope (ION) 10:00-12:00

Wednesday May 3
Arrow (CW) 8:00-9:00
The 100 (CW) 9:00-10:00
The Handmaids Tale (Hulu) Streaming

Thursday May 4
Supernatural (CW) 8:00-9:00

Friday May 5
The Originals (CW) 8:00-9:00
Sense8 (Netflix) Streaming Season 2 Premiere

Saturday May 6
Doctor Who (BBCA) 9:00-10:00
Class (BBCA) 10:00-11:00
Samurai Jack (ADSW) 11:00-11:30

Sunday May 7
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
The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 9:00-10:00 Season Finale
Into the Badlands (AMC) 10:00-11:00

Streaming
3 Percent (Netflix)
Between (Netflix)
Black Mirror (Netflix)
Daredevil (Netflix)
Dimension 404 (Hulu)
Freakish (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)
Sense8 (Netflix) Season 2 Premiere
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 8
Once Upon A Time (ABC) 8:00-9:00 Sunday, Season Finale