Fall TV 2017: Guide To Sci-Fi, Superhero and Geeky Shows

In just a few weeks, fall television will return—and with it, a slew of spinoffs, reboots, and revivals.

The lineup also includes several new sci-fi, superhero and geek-centric offerings. To help you navigate, we created this handy guide. Mark your calendars. Here’s a look at the shows coming your way:

The Tick (Now available – Amazon)

Prepare for the misadventures of eccentric superhero The Tick (Peter Serafinowicz) and his sidekick Arthur in this reboot from Amazon.


The Orville (Sept. 10 – Fox)

Fox has a Star Trek series of its own this fall. Well, sort of. Seth MacFarlane takes a crack at spoofing Star Trek in The Orville.


Star Trek: Discovery (Sept. 24 – CBS All Access)

Venturing back into the universe Gene Roddenberry created in 1966, CBS hopes to boldly go where it’s gone before with Star Trek: Discovery. Starring Sonequa Martin-Green (Walking Dead), Michelle Yeoh and Jason Isaacs, the series take places before the events of the original series. Discovery will be available on CBS All Access, the network’s subscription-based streaming service.


Young Sheldon (Sept. 25 – CBS)

See what life was like for a young Sheldon Cooper in this spin-off of The Big Bang Theory. Hint: He was just as smart and just as annoying.


Marvel’s Inhumans (Sept. 29 – ABC)

Inhumans premieres Sept. 29 on ABC. However, it’ll get the big screen treatment earlier in the month. The first two episodes will screen at IMAX theaters on Sept. 1. So what is it about? Well, after a military coup, members of The Royal Family of Inhumans fight to protect themselves.


Ghosted (Oct. 1 – FOX)

This comedy is about two guys (played by Craig Robinson and Adam Scott) who have to deal with paranormal problems when a government agency recruits them to investigate “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles.


The Gifted (Oct. 2 – FOX)

The world of the X-Men comes to TV in The Gifted, a series that follows a family forced to go on the run after they discover the children have mutant powers.


Future Man (Nov. 14 – Hulu)

Janitor by day, superhero by night. That’s the premise of Hulu’s new original series Future Man. The janitor in question, played by Josh Hutcherson, travels through time to save the human race from invaders.


Marvel’s Runaways (Nov. 21 – Hulu)

Runaways deals with six teens who discover that they each have unique abilities. In a twist, they also learn that they have a common enemy: their parents, who are part of an evil organization. The teen/superhero drama comes from Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.


The Punisher (TBA – Netflix)

After being featured in Marvel’s Daredevil, Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, (Jon Bernthal) gets his own series.

Ashley Carter
Ashley Carter
News junkie by profession, pop-culture junkie in life. A self-described TV fanatic, Ashley watches more television than should be humanly possible. Some of her favorites include Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, Mr. Robot and Stranger Things. She'll also watch almost anything from the BBC. When not watching TV or writing about it, you can find her at Disney World; she practically lives there.