Worlds Worth Exploring: Fall TV Guide

September is here, which means summer is finally drawing to a close. Don’t be sad about the lack of sun though, there are more than a few reasons to stay inside as those temperatures begin to drop.

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With the small screen continuing to catch up to (and occasionally, even surpassing) feature-length storytelling, here’s our guide to the TV worlds that we’ll be exploring this fall.

September 5

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy animated series

9PM – Disney XD

The Guardians of the Galaxy animated series will air one episode tonight, ahead of the full season later this month.


September 11

Z Nation

Z Nation

10PM – SyFy

That “other zombie show” returns for its second season, picking up after the bombs dropped in the Season One cliffhanger.


CONTINUUM -- Gallery -- Pictured: Rachel Nichols as Kiera Cameron -- (Photo by: Kharen Hill/Syfy)

11PM – Syfy

The time-hopping series Continuum is back with a fourth and final season.


September 15

The Bastard Executioner

The Bastard Executioner -- Lee Jones as Wilkin Brattle. Cr: Ollie Upton/FX

10PM – FX

This historical drama is set in 14th century England, following a knight in King Edward I’s army who returns from war to become an executioner.


September 19

Doctor Who

Doctor Who Series 9

9PM – BBC America

The Twelfth Doctor and Clara are back for the long-running show’s ninth series. This batch of episodes will include the return of Missy, as well as the introduction of an enigmatic new character played by Game of Thrones‘ Maise Williams.


September 21


Gotham Season 2

8PM – Fox

Villains will rise in Gotham’s second season, including the debut of Mr. Freeze, Hugo Strange, Calendar Man, and many, many more. The show’s trailers have also teased some Batman origins, with Bruce Wayne investigating a mysterious cave beneath Wayne Manor.

Minority Report

Minority Report Series

9PM – Fox

A sequel to the 2002 movie, the show centers around a former Precog who teams up with a detective to fight crime.


BLINDSPOT -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: Jamie Alexander as Jane Doe -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

10PM – CBS

A woman wakes up with no memory of her past, and covered in tattoos linked to unsolved crimes.


September 22

The Muppets

The Muppets ABC Series


The Muppets are back! Need I say more?


Limitless Series

10PM – ABC

Another sequel to a movie, the Limitless TV series will guest star Bradley Cooper’s Eddie Mora as he passes the NZT super drug on to a slacker named Brian.


September 22

Heroes Reborn

Heroes Reborn


Heroes gets the ending it deserves (hopefully), returning for one final miniseries.


September 26

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy animated series 2

9:30 PM – Disney XD

This animated series isn’t part of the MCU, but it’s definitely inspired by it. Expect a talking raccoon, a walking tree, and plenty of space shenanigans.


September 27

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time Merida Brave


The new season of Once will introduce Merida, from Pixar’s Brave, as one of the new characters. It feels like it’s only a matter of time now before Thor and Princess Leia show up too.

The Last Man on Earth

The Last Man on Earth

9:30PM – Fox

It turns out Phil Miller isn’t actually the last man on Earth, but somehow, that’s only causing more problems for him. Season Two will find him and his wife Carol leaving Tucson in search of a new home.


September 29

Agents of SHIELD

Agents of SHIELD Kree Stone


It’s time for Secret Warriors! Coulson and Skye assemble a superpowered SHIELD team, while Fitz investigates Jemma’s disappearance. Also, HYDRA is back, because of course it is.


October 1

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

9PM – Fox

Despite a rocky second season, Sleepy Hollow managed to beat the odds, and will be returning for another round of adventures. Also, there will be a legit crossover with Bones, so that’s a thing.


October 4

The Leftovers

The Leftovers Season 2


Season Two of The Leftovers takes the Garvey family to Miracle, Texas; a town inexplicably untouched by the disappearances.


October 6

The Flash

The Flash CW

8PM – The CW

The Flash is way better than it has any business being, and that bodes very, very well for The CW’s burgeoning shared universe. Season Two will see our titular hero speeding through new timelines and alternate Earths; and perhaps most excitingly, meeting the Golden Age comic book flash, Jay Garrick!



9PM – The CW

Liv continues to eat brains and solve crimes, while trying to stop Max Rager from unleashing a plan to kill all of the city’s zombie citizens.


October 7


Arrow CW

8PM – The CW

Oliver Queen is forced to take up the mantle of the Arrow again when a new villain arrives in Starling City. Plus, John Constantine escapes his cancelled NBC series for a crossover episode.



9PM – The CW

The Winchester brothers are back for Season 11. Holy crap, there have been 10 seasons of this show already. I’m getting old.

American Horror Story: Hotel

American Horror Story Hotel

10PM – FX

FX’s horror anthology series returns for another standalone story. Also Lady Gaga is here, because reasons.


October 8

The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries

8PM – The CW

The Originals

The Originals

9PM – The CW

The Vamire Diaries and its spin-off series are now airing back to back for a full two hours of monster violence and romance.



10PM – SyFy

This Stephen King adaptation might have gotten cancelled, but at least it’ll have a fifth and final season to wrap things up.


October 11

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead Wolves Not Far


Who are the Wolves? Hopefully we’ll find out this season, as Rick and friends take on the responsibility of running Alexandria.


October 26


Supergirl CBS

8:30PM – CBS

Kara Zor-El was sent to Earth to protect her younger cousin Superman, but an accidental trip through the Phantom Zone caused her to arrive way later than expected. Now the younger of the pair, Kara looks to forge her own identity as a superhero, while defending Earth from Phantom Zone escapees.


October 31

Ash Vs. Evil Dead

Ash Vs Evil Dead
TBA – Starz

Following the events of the Evil Dead trilogy, Ash Williams is a tad bit over the hill, but still Earth’s best hope in stopping a new Deadite invasion.


November 15

Into the Badlands

Into the Badlands AMC

10PM – AMC

A post-apocalyptic martial arts epic on AMC? Sign me up!


November 20

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle

Amazon Prime

This series adapts Philip K. Dick’s alternate Earth where the Axis won World War II. The pilot is already online, and it is a very promising start.


December 14

Childhood’s End

Childhoods End

8PM – SyFy

SyFy is adapting Arthur C . Clarke’s iconic novel, set in a future where aliens have established a peaceful rule over humanity.

The Expanse

The Expanse

10PM – SyFy

In the future of The Expanse, humanity has colonized the entire solar system. A detective is sent to find a missing woman, and discovers a massive conspiracy admist tense relations between the populations of Earth, Mars, and the asteroid mining bases.

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