Prime Time Sci Fi TV: The Strain Debuts on FX, Salem Has Its Season Finale

By | July 12, 2014

New or notable science fiction and fantasy entries on the Prime Time TV schedule, also including programs that may be of interest to genre fans.

The-Strain-FX-CancelledOne more sci fi show joins the already crowded Summer Sunday lineup as new FX series The Strain–based on the trilogy of books written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan–has its debut.  WGN supernatural series Salem will have its season finale on the same night, so that will leave only six (!) genre entries running across the 9 PM to 11 PM hours on Sundays for the rest of the Summer.  On Saturday, Syfy is airing the zombie cheese-fest Battle of the Damned starring Dolph Lundgren.  It actually had a limited theatrical run earlier this year, but it fits right in with that network’s typical Saturday night lurid entries.  And for those interested, the second season of Netflix’s Hemlock Grove was made available for streaming beginning on July 11th, so fans of that show should get ready for some binge watching.

Prime Time Sci Fi TV for the Week of Jul 13 – Jul 19

Sunday Jul 13
True Blood (HBO) 9:00-10:00
Witches of East End (LIFE) 9:00-10:00
The Last Ship (TNT) 9:00-10:00
The Leftovers (HBO) 10:00-11:00
The Strain (FX) 10:00-11:40 Series Premiere
Falling Skies (TNT) 10:00-11:00
Salem (WGN) 10:00-11:00 Season Finale

Monday Jul 14
Under the Dome (CBS) 10:00-11:00
Teen Wolf (MTV) 10:00-11:00
Mutant Planet (SCI) 10:00-11:00
Wolf Watch (MTV) 11:00-11:30

Tuesday Jul 15
Arrow (CW) 8:00-9:00 Repeat
World’s Strangest (SCI) 8:00-9:00
Supernatural (CW) 9:00-10:00 Repeat
The Will Wheaton Project (Syfy) 9:00-9:30
Person of Interest (CBS) 10:00-11:00 Repeat
The Listener (ION) 11:00-12:00

Wednesday Jul 16
Extant (CBS) 9:00-10:00
Arrow (CW) 9:00-10:00 Repeat
How the Universe Works (SCI) 9:00-10:00
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (SCI) 10:00-11:00
The 100 (CW) 10:00-11:00 Repeat

Thursday Jul 17
Vampire Diaries (CW) 8:00-9:00 Repeat
Defiance (Syfy) 8:00-9:00
The Originals (CW) 9:00-10:00 Repeat
Dominion (Syfy) 9:00-10:00
Spartacus – Blood and Sand (Syfy) 10:00-11:00

Friday Jul 18
The Legend of Kora (NICK) 8:00-8:30
The Legend of Kora (AMC) 8:30-8:00
Crossbones (NBC) 10:00-11:00
The Allmighty Johnsons (Syfy) 10:00-11:00

Saturday Jul 19
Battle of the Damned (Syfy) 9:00-11:00
Outrageous Acts of Science (SCI) 10:00-11:00
Attack on Titan (TOON) 11:30-12:00

Available on DVD and Blu-ray from
True Blood: Season 6 (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)


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