Prime Time Sci Fi TV: Spring Season Kicks into High Gear with the Returns of Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, Lost Girl, and More

By | April 11, 2015

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.

game-of-thrones-season-5Spring season, which comprises the April/May months and is also referred to as “Bridge Season”, has become a big deal for the cable networks the last few years as they use that time to warm up their upcoming Summer schedule which is where they typically pull a lot of viewers away from the old school, broadcast networks.  We’ve already had the premieres of Daredevil (Netflix), Salem (WGN) and Olympus (Syfy), and this weeks brings the returns of Game of Thrones (HBO), Orphan Black (BBC America), Lost Girl (Syfy), and Bitten (Syfy).  Also debuting on BBC America this week is Tatau which looks like one of those conspiracy shows that may have some genre elements.  Over on The CW, pre-apocalypse show The Messengers finally gets its debut, but I’m thinking that is more of a burn-off run because it is starting so late in the season and they have scheduled it on Fridays.  Along with all these premieres, there’s only one repeat for the week so we have a pretty full slate of new genre episodes to watch (you better hope you binge-watched Daredevil this weekend, because there won’t be much spare time for it).  And there are more premieres on the way.  You can see the preliminary Spring / Summer schedule at this link.  Also note that the Orphan Black premiere will air also on AMC, IFC, and We.  After that, I believe you will just find new episodes on BBC America.

Prime Time Sci Fi TV for the Week of Apr 12 – Apr 18:

Sunday Apr 12
Once Upon A Time (ABC) 8:00-9:00
The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 9:00-10:00 Hour Long Ep
Game of Thrones (HBO) 9:00-10:00 Season Premiere
Salem (WGN) 10:00-11:00

Monday Apr 13
The Originals (CW) 8:00-9:00
Gotham (FOX) 8:00-9:00
The Returned (A&E) 10:00-11:00

Tuesday Apr 14
The Flash (CW) 8:00-9:00
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 9:00-10:00
iZombie (CW) 9:00-10:00
Forever (ABC) 10:00-11:00 Repeat
Person of Interest (CBS) 10:00-11:00

Wednesday Apr 15
Arrow (CW) 8:00-9:00
Supernatural (CW) 9:00-10:00

Thursday Apr 16
Vampire Diaries (CW) 8:00-9:00
Olympus (Syfy) 10:00-11:00
Dig (USA) 10:00-11:00

Friday Apr 17
Grimm (NBC) 8:00-9:00
Bitten (Syfy) 8:00-9:00 Season Premiere
The Messengers (CW) 9:00-10:00 Series Premiere
Bitten (Syfy) 9:00-10:00
Lost Girl (Syfy) 10:00-11:00 Season Premiere

Saturday Apr 18
Good Witch (Hallmark) 8:00-10:00 Season Finale
Orphan Black (BBCA) 9:00-10:00 Season Premiere
Outlander (STARZ) 9:00-10:00
Tatau (BBCA) 10:00-11:00 Series Premiere

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