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. Air dates and times subject to change without notice.
As the holidays are now upon us, there’s not much in the way of new sci fi TV this week. We do get the Doctor Who Christmas Special episode on BBC America and TNT’s The Librarians continues to air new episodes uninterrupted (apparently they want that one to wrap up before The Walking Dead returns in February). For those who have been following the Canadian series The Listener on ION, that show has its series finale on Tuesday which will wrap most of its open storylines. And genre fans may also be interested in tuning in for the Science Channel’s Year in Sci-Tech on Monday. As far as holiday marathons, I didn’t see too many that would be of interest to sci fi fans apart from the ones BBC America will be running. That channel will air the Star Trek movies from Sunday 8:30 AM to Monday 4:30 AM, plus Star Trek: TNG from Tuesday 8 AM to Wednesday 5 AM. And they will have a Doctor Who marathon starting Wednesday 8 AM and going all the way to Monday 5 AM. The Science Channel will air a Mythbusters marathon starting Wednesday 6 AM and going well into next week and the National Geographic Channel will re-air the new Cosmos series back to back starting at 9 AM on Friday. You would think that Syfy would be running something this week, but not much that I could recommend. They are doing a CSI marathon (no, that was no a mistype) starting on Monday morning as well as several mini-marathons of their reality shows like Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and Wizard Wars. Then starting on Christmas Day and going into the weekend they will be airing several of their mega-disaster and critters-run-amok flicks back to back including such “classics” as Christmas Icetastrophe, Chupacabra vs the Alamo, and Ragin Cajun Redneck Gators (you can’t make this stuff up). If you feel like tuning in for any of that, I might recommend some extra-spiked eggnog to go along with it. At least next week they still have their annual Twilight Zone marathon planned.
Prime Time Sci Fi TV for the Week of Dec 21 – Dec 27:
Sunday Dec 21
The Librarians (TNT) 8:00-9:00
Monday Dec 22
2014: The Year in Sci-Tech (SCI) 10:00-11:00
Tuesday Dec 23
The Listener (ION) 11:00-12:00 Series Finale
Thursday Dec 25
Doctor Who (BBCA) 9:00-10:30 Christmas Special