Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of October 17th: The Walking Dead Season Seven is Up to Bat, Plus FOX’s Rocky Horror Revival




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-walking-dead-who-is-itMore premieres this week including the one that everybody is waiting for as we (hopefully) find out who was at the wrong end of Negan’s bat when The Walking Dead has its Season 7 premiere. Also this week, Vampire Diaries returns for its eighth and last season, Black Mirror starts up its new season on Netflix, and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency has its bow on BBC America. I had previously indicated that the Doctor Who spin-off Class was premiering this week on BBC America, but apparently its debut is limited to Britain for now. It is scheduled to get over to the States in early 2017. Also this week, MTV’s Scream has a special two hour Halloween episode on Tuesday (that one has also learned it will return for a third season) and FOX’s Rocky Horror Picture Show remake drops on Thursday.  Plus, Syfy throws in another of their cheese-fests on Saturday with Shadows of the Dead. Next week, for the first time in a while, there will be no premieres for sci fi / fantasy shows (unless there is something I missed). So that is a bit of a respite, but there will still be close to 40 active shows, including Hulu’s Freakish and Netflix’s Black Mirror and Luke Cage. So try to carve out some time to watch the ones that interest you and you can see the full Fall 2016 schedule at this link.

You can see the trailers for this week’s premiere at this link.

Prime Time Sci Fi TV for the Week of Oct 17 – Oct 23:
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Monday October 17
Supergirl (CW) 8:00-9:00
Gotham (FOX) 8:00-9:00
Lucifer (FOX) 9:00-10:00
Timeless (NBC) 10:00-11:00

Tuesday October 18
The Flash (CW) 8:00-9:00
From Dusk Till Dawn (El Rey) 9:00-10:00
Scream Queens (FOX) 9:00-10:00
Scream (MTV) 9:00-11:00 2 Hr Halloween Special
Channel Zero (Syfy) 9:00-10:00
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 10:00-11:00
Aftermath (Syfy) 10:00-11:00
Saving Hope (ION) 11:00-1:00

Wednesday October 19
Arrow (CW) 8:00-9:00
Frequency (CW) 9:00-10:00
American Horror Story (FX) 10:00-11:00

Thursday October 20
Legends of Tomorrow (CW) 8:00-9:00
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (FOX) 8:00-10:00 Movie Special
The Good Place (NBC) 8:30-9:00
Supernatural (CW) 9:00-10:00
Falling Water (USA) 10:00-11:00

Friday October 21
MacGyver (CBS) 8:00-9:00
Vampire Diaries (CW) 8:00-9:00 Season 8 Premiere
The Exorcist (FOX) 9:00-10:00
Z Nation (Syfy) 9:00-10:00
Van Helsing (Syfy) 10:00-11:00
Black Mirror (Netflix) Season 3 Premiere

Saturday October 22
Star Wars Rebels (DXD) 8:30-9:00
Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency (BBCA) 9:00-10:30 Series Premiere
Shadows of the Dead (Syfy) 9:00-11:00 Movie Special

Sunday October 23
Once Upon A Time (ABC) 8:00-9:00
Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) 8:00-8:30
Son of Zorn (FOX) 8:30-9:00
The Walking Dead (AMC) 9:00-11:00 Season 7 Premiere
Westworld (HBO) 9:00-10:00
The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 9:30-10:00
The Talking Dead (AMC) 10:00-11:00
The Strain (FX) 10:00-11:00

Streaming
11-22-63 (Hulu)
Between (Netflix)
Black Mirror (Netflix) Season 3 Premieres on Friday
Daredevil (Netflix)
Deadbeat (Hulu)
Freakish (Hulu)
Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Luke Cage (Netflix)
The Man in the High Castle (Amazon)
Powers (PSN)
Stranger Things (Netflix)

Highlights from the Week of Oct 24
The Strain (FX) 10:00-11:00 Sunday, Season Finale