This month we have all of The CW’s fall shows premiering, along with a Marvel X-Men show, three new supernatural shows on Syfy and Fox, the return of Douglas Adam’s holistic detective, and a series based on solving crimes through social media. October also sees the premiere of that long running zombie apocalypse series with Rick and friends, as well as last year’s Netflix breakout show featuring the 80's and The Upside Down. Read below to discover when your favorite shows are premiering.

Bolded title = premiere
Italicized bolded title = finale (mid, season, series, etc)

Photo: Clockwise from top left: The Gifted, Superstition, Timewasters & Ghosted.


SEPTEMBER

22
Neo Yokio (Netflix)

  • Joined by his faithful mecha-butler, Kaz Kaan pursues love, fashion and supernatural forces amid Neo Yokio’s sinister high society. (Anime)

25
Superhigh (Blackpills)

  • David, a young man who finds himself heartbroken in Los Angeles, decides to cheer himself up with some fine grown weed. And he quickly discovers that the weed works like magic after he gets arrested by police.

28
Missions (Shudder)

  • An expedition on Mars is transformed into a rescue mission to save a competitor’s ship and crew (previously aired in France).

OCTOBER

1
Extinct (BYUtv)

  • Set 400 years after the human race has gone extinct, and follows a small band of humans who have been revived / brought back into existence by a mysterious alien civilization.

Ghosted (Fox)

  • A single-camera, action-comedy about the partnership between two polar opposites – a cynical skeptic and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal, who are recruited to investigate unexplained phenomena in Los Angeles – all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.

The Last Man On Earth (Fox)
Rick and Morty (Adult Swim) **Season Finale
StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson (National Geographic)
Vampirina (Disney Jr) **1-Hour Premiere

  • A lovable young vampire girl faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. (Animated)

Wisdom Of The Crowd (CBS)

  • Driven by trying to find his daughter’s killer, a Silicon Valley tech icon creates a platform for people around the world to submit and evaluate evidence for criminal investigations. He launches a new company with a staff of specialists—passionate experts who sometimes work outside the confines of the law—ultimately revolutionizing crime solving in the Bay Area.

2
The Gifted (Fox)

  • Reed and Caitlin Strucker are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. However, when their teenage kids are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants, Reed and Caitlin do all in their power to protect their children. Forced to go on the run, the Struckers must leave behind their old lives to flee from the Sentinel Services, a relentless government agency that tracks down mutants.

Lucifer (Fox)
3
Face Off: Game Face (Syfy) **Season Finale
Kevin (Probably) Saves The World (ABC)

  • Kevin Finn, a cluelessly self-serving person, is on a dangerous path to despair. In a downward spiral, Kevin returns home to stay with his widowed twin sister and niece. On his first night there, an unlikely celestial being named Yvette appears to him and presents him with a mission – to save the world.

Two Sentence Horror Stories (go90)

  • A fresh and provocative anthology series inspired by the viral fan fiction of two sentence horror stories, it taps into universal primal fears — death, abandonment, and loneliness — filtered through the anxieties of the most connected and racially diverse generation.

4
Secrets Of The Shining Knight (PBS)

  • A knight in shining armor may sound like a character out of a storybook, but once upon a time, knighthood was serious business, and for countless medieval fighters, their armor was what stood between life and death. Their successes and setbacks are traced from start to finish as centuries-old metalworking secrets are rediscovered, then the finished armor is put to the ultimate test against a period musket.

5
Ghost Wars (Syfy / Netflix - International)

  • Local outcast Roman Mercer who must overcome the town’s prejudices and his own personal demons if he’s to harness his repressed psychic powers and save everyone from the mass haunting that’s threatening to destroy them all.

Van Helsing (Syfy)
6
Once Upon A Time (ABC)
Superstition (Syfy)

  • Set in a mysterious town outside New Orleans. Here, the Mosley family owns the only funeral home and the family is the keeper of the town’s dark secrets and history. The town is known for its haunted houses, elevated graveyards, odd people, unusual phenomena and most importantly, the world’s darkest manifestations of fear, guided into this world by an ancient and mysterious malefactor named The Dredge.

8
Avengers: Secret Wars, Marvel’s (Disney XD)
The Last Ship (TNT) **Season Finale
Robot Chicken: Walking Dead Special (Adult Swim)
9
Supergirl (CW)
Timewasters (ITV2 - UK)

  • A struggling four-piece South London jazz band travel back in time to the 1920s via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats. Stuck in the past after their ‘time machine’ is destroyed, our gang decide to explore, before quickly discovering that being young and black in the Jazz Age is a lot less genteel and a lot more shady than Downton Abbey had led them to believe.

10
The Flash (CW)
Legends Of Tomorrow, DC’s (CW)
11
Lifeline (YouTube Red)

  • About the Lifeline insurance agency, whose specially trained agents jump forward in time to prevent the deaths of their clients. But when a jump goes horribly wrong and lives are lost, one of Lifeline’s top agents makes a secret promise to protect a young girl who is orphaned as a result of the mishap, and finds a way to undo the events of the past.

Mr. Robot (USA / Showcase - Canada)
Riverdale (CW)
The Shannara Chronicles (Spike) **New Network
12
Arrow (CW)
Red Dwarf XII (Dave - UK)
Riverdale (Netflix - International)
Supernatural (CW)
Zapped (Dave - UK)
13
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
Lore (Amazon)

  • The six-episode anthology series combines documentary footage, narration, historical mixed media and cinematic scenes to explore the real-life tales behind pop culture’s most legendary horror myths, such as vampires, changelings, werewolves, séances and possessed dolls.

Mindhunter (Netflix)

  • An agent in the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.

Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (Amazon)

  • Brothers Johnny and Scotty and their cousin Robyn become best friends with a lovable young sea monster they find on the beach, named Sigmund. The three kids teach Sigmund about the human world and help to hide him and his family from Captain Barnabus, a sea monster hunter who’s determined to prove that the creatures actually exist.

14
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America)
16
Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD) **Final Season
Travelers (Showcase)
18
Freakish (Hulu)
20
1922 (Netflix) **Movie

  • Told from from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him. Based on Stephen King’s story.

22
The Walking Dead (AMC)
24
Good Witch Halloween (Hallmark)
25
Channel Zero: The No-End House (Syfy) **Season Finale
26
Channel Zero: The No-End House (Showcase - Canada) **3-Night Event
27
Stranger Things (Netflix)
29
Channel Zero: The No-End House (Showcase - Canada) **Season Finale
Dark Haven High (Family Channel - Canada) **Halloween Special
Estranged friends Dylan and Maddy find themselves forming an unlikely alliance as they try to unravel a mystery surrounding a human-sized, lizard-like creature causing havoc at their school.


NOVEMBER

1
Stan Against Evil (IFC)
12
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Space - Canada)

  • A 10-part anthology series based on the work of Philip K. Dick.

14
Future Man (Hulu)

  • A janitor by day/world-ranked gamer by night is tasked with preventing the extinction of humanity after mysterious visitors from the future proclaim him the key to defeating the imminent super-race invasion.

15
Mythbusters (Science)

  • Mythbusters: The Search alums Brian Louden and Jon Lung will be featured on the new season where they will build and execute new experiments involving rocket powered swords, exploding gas tanks, airbag disasters and more.

17
The Punisher, Marvel’s (Netflix)

  • Follows the Punisher, who is the alter ego of military veteran Frank Castle, who wages a one-man war against crime after his wife and children are killed during a shootout by rival mob outfits. The character’s belief in killing criminals rather than apprehending them frequently puts him at odds with Marvel’s traditional heroes.

21
Runaways, Marvel’s (Hulu)

  • Six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other must unite against a common foe – their parents.

22
Runaways, Marvel’s (Showcase - Canada)
28
Glitch (Netflix)
29
Vikings (History) **2-hour Premiere


DECEMBER

1
Agents Of SHIELD, Marvel’s (ABC) **2-Hour Premiere
6
Happy! (Syfy)

  • Nick Sax – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man – who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named “Happy”.

Knightfall (History)

  • Chronicles the mysterious but true accounts of the Knights Templar, the elite warriors of the Crusades. Delving into the great secrets protected by the Templars, it tells the story of faith, loyalty and brotherhood that help sustain these warriors on the battlefield and the dark events that would forever sear the infamous date of Friday the 13th into the world’s psyche.

Shut Eye (Hulu)
8
The Crown (Netflix)
18
The Librarians (TNT) **2-hour Premiere
22
Bright (Netflix) **Movie

  • In an alternate present-day where magical creatures live among us, two L.A. cops become embroiled in a prophesied turf battle.

25
Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time (BBC)


JANUARY

14
Victoria (PBS)
18
Beyond (Freeform)


FEBRUARY

23
The Tick (Amazon)


MARCH

29
Siren (Freeform)

  • Bristol Cove is a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean.

APRIL

3
Shadowhunters (Freeform)


CURRENTLY AIRING

American Horror Story: Cult (FX)
Avengers: Secret Wars, Marvel’s (Disney XD)
Channel Zero: The No-End House (Syfy)
The Exorcist (Fox)
Face Off: Game Face (Syfy)
Fear The Walking Dead (AMC)
The Good Place (NBC)
Gotham (Fox)
The Inhumans, Marvel’s (ABC)
The Last Ship (TNT)
The Lion Guard (Disney Junior)
MacGyver (CBS)
The Orville (Fox)
Outlander (Starz / W - Canada)
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Channel 4 - UK)
Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
Scorpion (CBS)
South Park (Comedy Central)
Spider-Man, Marvel’s (Disney XD)
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access/ Space - Canada)
Tangled: The Series (Disney)
Z Nation (Syfy / Space - Canada)


TBA - UPCOMING

The Alienist (TNT) - 2018

  • A psychological thriller set in 1896 New York. When a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips the city, newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and newspaper reporter John Moore to conduct the investigation in secret. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, they track down one of New York City’s first serial killers. Based on the novel by Caleb Carr.

Altered Carbon (Netflix) - 2018

  • Based on the Richard Morgan book which is set in the 25th century and explores what happens when the human mind becomes digitized and the soul is transferable from one body to another. Takeshi Kovacs, an ex-elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years, is downloaded into a future he had tried to stop. If he can solve a single murder in a world where technology has made death nearly obsolete, he will get a chance at a new life on Earth.

Big Hero 6: The Series (Disney XD) - November

  • Takes place after the events of the 2014 film. (Animated)

Black Lightning (CW) - Midseason 2018

  • Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, Jefferson Pierce used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.

Blue Book (History)

  • Chronicles the true top-secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.” It follows Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant college professor recruited by the Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation that researched thousands of cases, many of which were never solved. Each episode will draw from the actual files, blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in U.S. history.

Britannia (Sky / Amazon - US) - 2018

  • Set in 43AD, when Britannia was a country ruled by powerful Druids and warrior queens, it follows the reluctant rise to power of Kerra, the daughter of the King of the Cantii. When the Romans invade Britannia, she and her arch-rival Queen Antedia are forced to put their differences aside to face their invaders.

Castle Rock (Hulu)

  • Psychological-horror series explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire Stephen King canon. It combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.

The City And The City (BBC Two) - 2018

  • The body of a foreign student is discovered in the streets of the down at heel city of Beszel. Cases like this are run of the mill for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad - until his investigations uncover evidence that the dead girl had come from another city called Ul Qoma. But the relationship between the two cities defies comprehension and will challenge everything Borlú holds dear. Based on the novel by China Miéville.

Cloak and Dagger, Marvel’s (Freeform) - Early 2018

  • Follows Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness.

Counterpart (Starz) - Early 2018

  • A UN employee discovers the agency he works for is hiding a gateway to a parallel dimension.

The Crossing (ABC)

  • Refugees from a war-torn country seek asylum in a small American fishing town, only the country these people are from is America – and the war they are fleeing hasn’t happened yet.

Dark (Netflix)

  • A family saga with a supernatural twist is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. The story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.

Disenchantment (Netflix)

  • Set in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, it follows the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses and lots of human fools. (Animated)

Final Space (TBS) - 2018

  • Follows astronaut Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake. Starting in 2018, the two embark on a quest to unlock the mystery of ‘Final Space’, the place where the entire universe ends. (Animated)

The First (Hulu) - 2018

  • Set in the near future about the first human mission to Mars. The series will explore the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization.

Good Omens (Amazon) **Mini-series 2019

  • It’s 2018, the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming war, and someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist. Based on the Neil Gaiman novel.

Gunpowder (BBC) **Mini-Series - November

  • While the 5th of November has long been known as Guy Fawkes Day and celebrated with bonfires, fireworks and effigies, the three-part drama will reveal how it wasn’t all about Guy Fawkes and his tunnels under Parliament. Instead, we meet Catesby, the 30-year-old Warwickshire gentleman who masterminded the failed assassination attempt on King James.

Hanna (Amazon)

  • Equal parts a high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, it follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is. Based on the 2011 feature film.

Hard Sun (BBC One / Hulu) - Late 2017

  • Set in contemporary London, detectives Robert Hicks and Elaine Renko must somehow learn to work together if they’re going to survive until the end of the world.

The Haunting Of Hill House (Netflix) - 2018

  • A modern re-imagining of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel about people living in an old mansion where supernatural phenomena is occurring.

Hilda (Netflix) - 2018

  • Based on the graphic novels by Luke Pearson. The series follows the journey of a fearless blue-haired girl as she travels from her home in a vast magical wilderness full of elves and giants to the bustling city of Trolberg, where she makes new friends and discovers mysterious creatures who are stranger –and sometimes more dangerous– than she ever expected. (Kids)

His Dark Materials (BBC One - UK)

  • The new series is an adaptation of Pullman’s cult fantasy trilogy which consists of three books: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. The series follows Lyra Belacqua, an orphan who lives in a world similar to ours “in which science, theology and magic are entwined”. In Lyra’s world, every person has a companion called a daemon which is magically linked to them by a substance called Dust.

The Hollow (Netflix) - 2018

  • The series opens with three teens, Adam, Kai and Mira, as they awake confused and alone in an underground bunker. Wandering through a maze of bizarre towns, odd time portals, dangerous beasts and quirky characters, the three strangers are forced to band together as they search for a way back home. (Kids)

How It Ends (Netflix) **Movie - 2018

  • In the midst of an apocalypse, a man travels thousands of miles with his disapproving, ex-military father-in-law to reach his pregnant wife.

IO (Netflix) **Movie

  • The story of one girl’s coming of age while examining the dangers of humanity’s current relationship with the planet. Qualley will play Sam Walden, a teenager surviving as one of the last people on an abandoned post-cataclysmic Earth, who is racing to find a cure for her poisoned home world before the last shuttle off the planet to the distant human space colony leaves her stranded.

Krypton (Syfy) - 2018

  • Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, the series follows Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.

Lego Elves (Netflix)

  • Emily Jones returns through the portal to Elvendale with her little sister, Sophie. After charming many of the Elves upon her arrival, Sophie is taken by the cruel Goblin King and his evil minions. Emily and her cast of Elf friends head deep into a magical forest to save her sister and free Goblin Village from its tyrannical king.

Lost In Space (Netflix) - 2018

  • Centers around the Robinson family, who is forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons.

Maniac (Netflix) - 2018

  • A guy lives a fantasy life in his dreams but in reality is locked up at an institution. Based on the 2014 Norwegian series.

New Warriors, Marvel’s (Freeform) - 2018

  • Follows six young people with powers living and working together. With powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of The Avengers, the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world … even if the world isn’t ready. Featuring Squirrel Girl, Mister Immortal, Night Thrasher, Speedball, Microbe and Debrii. (Comedy)

Nightflyers (Syfy)

  • Set in the future on the eve of Earth’s destruction, a crew of explorers journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, The Nightflyer, to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to their survival. Based on the novel by George R.R. Martin.

Perfect Bones (Netflix)

  • Set in the future where scientists have tried to create the “perfect human” in hopes of keeping peace in the universe. After nearly achieving their goal through several children, the scientists send their “new humans” for further training where they are kidnapped by an evil organization set on using their powers to implement their own concept of a new world order. (Anime)

The Punisher, Marvel’s (Netflix) - November

  • Follows the Punisher, who is the alter ego of military veteran Frank Castle, who wages a one-man war against crime after his wife and children are killed during a shootout by rival mob outfits. The character’s belief in killing criminals rather than apprehending them frequently puts him at odds with Marvel’s traditional heroes.

The Rain (Netflix) - 2018

  • Ten years after a brutal virus has wiped out most of the population in Scandinavia, two young siblings embark on a search for safety. Only guided by their father’s notebook about the virus and the hazards of this new world, they start a dangerous journey through the country joining a group of other young survivors. Facing grave perils, the group must quickly realize that the greatest danger does not come from the outside - it comes from within.

The Raven Cycle (Syfy)

  • The story of seventeen year old Blue Sargent who becomes involved with a group of four privileged private school boys on a quest to find a source of mythical and mysterious power hidden deep in rural Virginia. The closer they get to taking control of their destiny, the more threatening their journey becomes - both physically and emotionally, as Blue discovers she’s fated to kill one of the boys. Based on Maggie Stiefvater’s novels.

Reverie (NBC) - Midseason 2018

  • Mara Kint is a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor after facing an unimaginable personal tragedy. But when she’s brought in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly advanced virtual-reality program in which you can literally live your dreams, she finds that in saving others, she may actually have discovered a way to save herself.

Robozuna (CiTV - UK / Netflix - International) - Early 2018

  • An orphaned 14-year-old boy, Ariston, and his homemade robot friend, Mangle, attempt to free their oppressed nation from an evil empire and its legion of robot centurions. (Animated)

Sand (Syfy)

  • Set in a world ravaged by ecological devastation, savage winds, and shifting dunes. At its center is a family who makes their way in this world as sand divers: the elite few who can travel deep beneath the desert floor to retrieve mysterious and valuable relics lost to the dust. Adrift in the wake of their father’s disappearance years ago, they rely on skill and each other to endure this ruthless environment where otherwise good people lie, sabotage, and kill in order to survive.

Sirens Of Titan (Syfy)

  • The story follows Malachi Constant, the richest man in 22nd-century America. He possesses extraordinary luck which he attributes to divine favor and has used to build upon his father’s fortune. He becomes the center point of a journey that takes him from Earth to Mars in preparation for an interplanetary war, to Mercury with another Martian survivor of that war, back to Earth to be pilloried as a sign of Man’s displeasure with his arrogance, and finally to Titan where he again meets the man ostensibly responsible for the turn of events that have befallen him. Based on Kurt Vonnegut’s novel.

Stretch Armstrong (Netflix) - Late 2017

  • From Hasbro Studios comes an animated action/comedy series about over-scheduled teenager Jake Armstrong and his two best friends. When the trio are accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical, they become Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters, a team of unlikely superheroes who expand beyond the confines of their lives and embark on a series of adventures.

Super Monsters (Netflix) - Late 2017

  • As preschoolers with super powers, Drac, Cleo, Lobo, Katya, Zoe and Frankie are students with dual identities: humans by day and magical monsters by night. Enrolled at the prestigious Pitchfork Pines Preschool, the group of friends work together under the leadership of their teachers, Igor and Esmie, as they attempt to master their seemingly untamable powers. (Animated)

The Terror (AMC) - 2018

  • A Royal Navy expedition crew searching for the Northwest Passage in 1847 is attacked by a mysterious predator that stalks the ships and their crews in a suspenseful and desperate game of survival. Based on Dan Simmoms’ 2007 book, it’s a fictionalized account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.

Troy: Fall Of A City (BBC One - UK / Netflix - International) - Late 2017 / Early 2018

  • A retelling of the fall of Troy sweeps back to the judgement of Paris, his scandalous love affair with Helen and the ill-starred prophecy surrounding his birth. Told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of the siege, the story’s main themes are love, intrigue, betrayal and belonging.

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) - 2018

  • Based on the comics and graphic novels written by Gerard Way, the series that follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes as they work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.

TBA - RETURNING

Psych: The Movie (USA) - December

  • Three years after the series finale, the ambitious friends — along with some returning fan-favorite characters — come together during the holidays after a mystery assailant targets one of their own.