Sci-Fi This Week: Arrow And The Flash Season Premieres!

Find out what’s airing in science fiction and fantasy

DC Comics’ heroes are back! We’re set this week for the big season premieres of The Flash (Tuesday) and Arrow (Wednesday). Barry Allen’s world is about to be turned upside-down when a gateway allows new enemies — and new friends — to arrive in Central City from a parallel universe.

Oliver and Felicity’s peaceful new life is cut short as Arrow begins its fourth season, and Oliver takes on a colorful new mantle to stand against the villainous immortal Damien Darkh.

Also rolling out this week is the sixth season debut for AMC’s zombie juggernaut The Walking Dead, where the group’s future in Alexandria remains very uncertain. It’s also the start of Syfy’s Haven, which begins its final stretch of episodes on Thursday.

Also this week: S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Fitz needs help from an Asgardian to discover where the obelisk has sent Simmons, and on Heroes Reborn Miko searches the planet to find her missing sword. The Doctor faces an alien warlord trying to prolong his life, while on Gotham the young Bruce Wayne finds himself in the middle of a very public hostage crisis.

Here’s your full schedule for this very big week in science fiction and fantasy television:

Gotham (203) - The Last LaughGOTHAM
FOX, 8/7c
“The Last Laugh.” Gordon and Bullock track down a nemesis from the past, leading to a standoff between Jerome and Gordon. Meanwhile, a magic show at the Gotham Children’s Hospital gala turns into a hostage situation.
Minority Report (103) - Hawk-eyeMINORITY REPORT
FOX, 9/8c
“Hawk-Eye.” With the initiation of Hawk-Eye, a new police program monitoring suspicious behavior, Vega seeks help from Akeela to get Dash in as the new program analyst. Meanwhile, Vega and Dash begin to suspect that Arthur may have a bigger plan up his sleeve.
The Flash (201) - The Man Who Saved Central CityTHE FLASH
“The Man Who Saved Central City.” Picking up months after the singularity threatened Central City, Barry has pushed everyone away and has chosen to protect the city on his own. When a meta-human named Atom Smasher attacks the city, Iris tells Barry that he needs to let his friends help him.
Agents of SHIELD (302) - Purpose in the MachineAGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC, 9/8c
“Purpose in the Machine.” Fitz and the team enlist the aid of an Asgardian to unlock the secrets of the ancient monolith that swallowed Simmons, and Agent May is at a crossroads in her personal and professional life.
Arrow (401) - Green ArrowARROW
“Green Arrow.” Oliver and Felicity’s blissful getaway is cut short when Thea and Laurel pay them a visit and tell Oliver they need his help back in Star City. The city has been attacked by “Ghosts,” assassins led by a dangerous man named Damien Darhk.
Heroes Reborn (104) - The Needs of ManyHEROES REBORN
NBC, 8/7c
“The Needs of Many.” Noah searches for answers; Miko travels the world in hopes of finding her sword; Tommy must use his ability to save a life; Luke faces surprising obstacles in his relationship with Joanne.
Sleepy Hollow (302) - Whispers in the DarkSLEEPY HOLLOW
FOX, 9/8c
“Whispers in the Dark.” When Pandora uses her powers to unleash a new form of evil, Abbie and Crane are forced to face their pasts in unexpected ways.
Haven (514) - New World OrderHAVEN
Syfy, 10/9c – SEASON PREMIERE!
“New World Order.” Dwight struggles to keep order; Duke’s trouble wreaks havoc; Audrey and Charlotte must work together while battling a fog.

Continuum (405) - The Desperate HoursCONTINUUM
Syfy, 11/10c
“The Desperate Hours.” Despite sharing her agenda with her partner Kiera pushes Carlos’ patience to the limit as she pressures him for more time. Kellog faces unexpected peril. The future soldiers stage a daring raid to free their recently imprisoned leader.
Doctor Who (904) - Before the FloodDOCTOR WHO
BBC America, 9/8c
“Before the Flood.” On a remote Army outpost, a fearsome alien warlord — the Fisher King — sets in motion a twisted plan to ensure his own survival. The ripples will be felt around the universe. Is this chain of events inevitable? And can the Doctor do the unthinkable?
ABC, 8/7c
“Siege Perilous.”

The Walking Dead (Season 6)THE WALKING DEAD
“First Time Again.” Rick and the group are still having trouble assimilating into Alexandria. Will a new threat bring them closer together or drive them further apart?

What are YOUR top picks for this week?


Darren is a fan of all things science fiction, and founded the popular Stargate website GateWorld in 1999, followed by SciFi Stream in 2007. He lives in the Seattle area.

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