Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of September 24th: Fall Premieres for Manifest, The Gifted, The Good Place, and More

By | September 23, 2018

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.

For the broadcast networks, this is the first official week of Fall when they start rolling out their new and returning shows. Five genre entries have their bow this week, with more to follow. On Monday, NBC’s new series Manifest gets its start in the 10 PM EST hour. On Tuesday, FOX’s The Gifted has its second season debut in its new 8 PM EST timeslot. On Thursday, NBC’s The Good Place kicks off with an hour-long Season 3 premiere starting at 8 PM EST. That one shifts to its regular 8:30 PM EST timeslot next week. On Friday, MacGyver returns for its third season at 8 PM EST. And on Sunday, CBS’s new series God Friended Me debuts in the highly competitive 9 PM EST hour. Wrapping up this week is Fear the Walking Dead which has its Season 4 finale on Sunday (it has been renewed for a fifth season) to make room for the return on TWD next week.  And on Friday, Syfy’s Wynonna Earp will air two episodes as that one winds down its third season. There are more premieres on the way and you can see the full Fall schedule at this link.  And for a full rundown of all the shows, check out our Fall Sci Fi TV Preview.


What’s to watch on the Streaming Services?  Click on the following links for a comprehensive list of the Sci Fi TV Shows available on Netflix | Prime Video | Hulu





Prime Time Sci Fi TV Listings for the Week of Sep 24 – Sep 30:
Links are to the show pages on this site with additional series info and current status. Broadcast/Cable Listings Source: TVGuide.com

Monday September 24
Manifest (NBC) 10:00-11:00 Series Premiere

Tuesday September 25
The Gifted (FOX) 8:00-9:00 Season 2 Premiere
The Outpost (CW) 9:00-10:00
The Purge (USA) 9:00-10:00

Wednesday September 26
American Horror Story (FX) 10:00-11:00

Thursday September 27
The Good Place (NBC) 8:00-9:00 1 Hr Season 3 Premiere

Friday September 28
MacGyver (CBS) 8:00-9:00 Season 3 Premiere
Outcast (MAX) 9:00-10:00
Wynonna Earp (Syfy) 9:00-11:00 2 Episodes

Saturday September 29
No Genre Entries

Sunday September 30
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) 9:00-10:00 Season Finale
God Friended Me (CBS) 9:00-10:00 Series Premiere
The Last Ship (TNT) 9:00-10:00
The Talking Dead (AMC) 10:00-11:00

Streaming Premieres
No Streaming Premieres

You can see the complete list of streaming shows at this link

Highlights for the Week of Oct 1
The Man in the High Castle (Amazon) Streaming Friday, Season 3 Premiere
Doctor Who (BBCA) 9:00-10:00 Sunday, Season 11 Premere

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.

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