From DC heroes to zombies: All of the new sci-fi TV shows coming this fall

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May 15, 2015

For the past week, all of the broadcast networks, and some of the basic cable networks, presented their new programming schedules for 2015-2016. Luckily, genre TV is healthy as ever, with new sci-fi, fantasy and superhero shows sure to please even the most discerning geeks.

To help you plan for your fall TV viewing, we've compiled all of the genre shows and their airtimes so you can decide how to fill your valuable TV time.

Containment

Containment - The CW, Airing Midseason

A remake of the Belgian series, Cordon, The CW goes The Walking Dead route by following an epidemic that hits Atlanta and the nasty aftermath. Instead of zombies, this one is about finding a cure.

 

Watch or Not? A lot of virus shows beat Containment to the punch so we're feeling deadly germ fatigue. However, Farscape fav Claudia Black stars in this one, so that's tempting us. 

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - The CW, Airing Midseason

A spin-off of The CW's already successful Arrow and The Flash series, DC's Legends of Tomorrow stars an ensemble cast led by Doctor Who alumni Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, a time-traveler who collects heroes to vanquish foes all over time.

 

Watch or Not? It's certainly got a busy cast featuring Victor Garber,  Brandon Routh,  Wentworth Miller, Caity Lotz, Ciarra Renee, Franz Drameh, and Dominic Purcell. It looks ambitious for a TV series budget but there's plenty to trust with the success of The CW's other superhero shows. 

The Muppets - ABC, Airing Tuesdays at 8pm

The whole Muppet gang is back in a docu-series style comedy showing the lives of the entertainers behind the red curtain. The executive producer is Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory), who got his first job working for Jim Henson way back in the day.

 

Watch or Not? Are you kidding? Of course! The trailer is already charming and in keeping with the Muppets vibe, and we're just hoping for a Pigs in Space shout out. 

Angel from Hell - CBS, Airing Thursdays at 9:30pm

Jane Lynch stars as woman who swears she's actually a guardian angel. Maggie Lawson is the recipient of her wisdom, despite believing Lynch is likely nuts.

 

Watch or Not? Lynch is always fun and the premise could be charming. Depending on whether Lynch's character is loco or not, this might not be sci-fi at all, so buyer beware.