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.
Netflix’s new animated fantasy comedy Disenchantment has its premiere this week on Friday. Following in the tagline for that one: “This animated series from Matt Groening follows the misadventures of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf companion and her personal demon”. All ten episodes will be available for streaming on Friday (and the show has already been renewed for a second season). And on Sunday, Syfy gives us the premiere of (what we hope is) the last of the Sharknado films. Here’s the synopsis for that one:
All is lost, or is it? Fin unlocks the time-traveling power of the SHARKNADOS in order to save the world and resurrect his family. In his quest, Fin fights Nazis, dinosaurs, knights, and even takes a ride on Noah’s Ark. This time, it’s not how to stop the sharknados, it’s when.
Apart from that, it is a slow week for sci fi and fantasy television as the Summer season winds down. But things will pick up quickly in September and you can get a look at the upcoming schedule at this link.
Prime Time Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of Aug 13 – Aug 19:
Links are to the show pages on this site with additional series info and current status. Broadcast/Cable Listings Source: TVGuide.com
Monday August 13
Salvation (CBS) 9:00-10:00
Tuesday August 14
The Outpost (CW) 9:00-10:00 Repeat
Wednesday August 15
Castle Rock (Hulu) Streaming
Thursday August 16
No Genre Entries
Saturday August 18
No Genre Entries
Disenchantment (Netflix) Friday, Series Premiere
Highlights for the Week of Aug 20
Preacher (AMC) 10:00-11:00 Sunday, Season Finale
Schedule Notes: If a show is listed as On Hiatus, that means that it is taking a break of more than two episodes in a row. If a streaming series is included in the listings after its premiere date, then it releases new episodes once per week on that day as opposed to releasing its entire season at one time.