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 CW is kicking off its Fall season this week (though not with all its shows as I incorrectly indicated last week) with the premieres of The Flash (Season 3), Arrow (Season 5), and Frequency (new series). Also premiering this week is NBC’s time travel series Timeless. That brings the number of active sci fi & fantasy shows to 30 and there are six more premieres set for next week (you can see the full Fall schedule at this link). If you are keeping up with all these shows, I want to know when your are finding time to sleep! This week also brings another Syfy Saturday cheese-fest with Day of Reckoning. The description for that one in the TV Guide Listings reads as follows: “A mediocre husband and father rises to the challenge of saving his family when Earth is invaded by demon-like creatures.” Additional notes on this week’s schedule: Son of Zorn will be a repeat this coming Sunday (which will do nothing to help its falling ratings) and The Last Man on Earth will be preempted that same night for the second round of presidential debates.
For the trailers and more info on this week’s premieres, go to this link.
Prime Time Sci Fi TV for the Week of Oct 3 – Oct 9:
Links are to the show pages on our partner site Cancelled Sci Fi with season to date ratings results and status updates.
Tuesday October 4
The Flash (CW) 8:00-9:00 Season 3 Premiere
From Dusk Till Dawn (El Rey) 9:00-10:00
Scream Queens (FOX) 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
Thursday October 6
The Good Place (NBC) 8:30-9:00
Sunday October 9
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 Repeat
Westworld (HBO) 9:00-10:00
The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 9:30-10:00 Preempted
The Strain (FX) 10:00-11:00
Highlights from the Week of Oct 10
Supergirl (CW) 8:00-9:00 Monday, Season 2 Premiere
Freakish (Hulu) Streaming Monday, Series Premiere
Channel Zero (Syfy) 9:00-10:00 Tuesday, Series Premiere
Legends of Tomorrow (CW) 8:00-9:00 Thursday, Season 2 Premiere
Supernatural (CW) 9:00-10:00 Thursday, Season 12 Premiere
Falling Water (USA) 10:00-11:00 Thursday, Series Premiere