Sci Fi TV Listings: Premieres for Black Lightning and Godzilla Planet of the Monsters, Arrow-verse Shows Return, and More

By | January 14, 2018

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.

Mid-Season picks of steam this week with several premieres along with a number of shows returning form hiatus.  Premiering on The CW is new superhero entry Black Lightning which will take up the Tuesday 9 PM EST lead-out slot from The Flash.  And the majority of that network’s Fall shows are back from their Winter breaks as Supergirl, The Flash, Riverdale, Supernatural, and Arrow will all resume airing new episodes. Legends of Tomorrow will be holding off until February for its return when it takes up the Monday 8 PM EST timeslot for a few weeks to wrap up its current season.  On Netflix, the animated film Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters will have its premiere on Wednesday which will be the first of three movies in that series. Also premiering this week is Starz’s parallel universe series Counterpart which will air on Sundays at 9 PM EST. That show previewed its pilot episode after the Outlander season finale in December, and next week will be an encore run of that episode in its official timeslot.  And Freeform’s paranormal series Beyond returns for its second season on Thursday at 9 PM EST. I had seen January 18th listed as the premiere date for Amazon’s new fantasy epic Britannia, but that has been shifted to January 26th. You can see the full Mid-Season schedule of sci fi and fantasy shows at this link.

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Prime Time Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of Jan 15 – Jan 21:
Links are to the show pages on this site with series info and trailers (where available).

Monday January 15
Supergirl (CW) 8:00-9:00 Returns from Hiatus
Lucifer (FOX) 8:00-9:00 Preempted
The Gifted (FOX) 8:00-10:00 2 Hr Season Finale
Star Wars: Rebels (DXD) 8:00-9:00 On Hiatus

Tuesday January 16
The Flash (CW) 8:00-9:00 Returns from Hiatus
Black Lightning (CW) 9:00-10:00 Series Premiere
Legends of Tomorrow (CW) 9:00-10:00 On Hiatus
Kevin Probably Saves the World (ABC) 10:00-11:00

Wednesday January 17
Riverdale (CW) 8:00-9:00 Returns from Hiatus
The X-Files (FOX) 8:00-9:00
The Librarians (TNT) 8:00-9:00
The Magicians (Syfy) 9:00-10:00
Happy (Syfy) 10:00-11:00

Thursday January 18
Supernatural (CW) 8:00-9:00 Returns from Hiatus
Gotham (FOX) 8:00-9:00 On Hiatus
Beyond (Free) 8:00-9:00 2 Hr Season 2 Premiere
The Good Place (NBC) 8:30-9:00
Arrow (CW) 9:00-10:00 Returns from Hiatus
Superstition (Syfy) 11:00-12:00 Season Finale

Friday January 19
Once Upon A Time (ABC) 8:00-9:00 On Hiatus
MacGyver (CBS) 8:00-9:00
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 9:00-10:00

Saturday January 20
Falling Water (USA) 10:00-11:00

Sunday January 21
Ghosted (FOX) 8:30-9:00 Preempted
The Walking Dead (AMC) 9:00-10:00 On Hiatus
Counterpart (Starz) 9:00-10:00 Series Premiere
The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 9:30-10:00 Preempted
The Talking Dead (AMC) 10:00-11:00 On Hiatus
Star Trek Discovery (CBSA) Streaming

Streaming Premieres
Godzilla Planet of the Monsters (Netflix) Movie Premiere Jan 17

You can see the complete list of streaming shows at this link

Highlights for the Week of Jan 22
Britannia (Amazon) Streaming Friday, Series Premiere

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