Fall 2017 TV: Sci-Fi or Supernatural

Ghosted doesn’t look as funny as it should be, but it has potential with its stars (Adam Scott, Craig Robinson) that I’m willing to give it a shot. The other show that looks good is The Gifted that has a plot line very similar to Heroes, but has Marvel behind it so it will most likely be better. The same can’t be said about Inhumans, which is also a Marvel property, but is receiving horrible reviews from everyone that has seen it about its bad acting and dialogue, laughable special effects, and cheap-looking costumes. Then there is The Orville, which is being marketed as a Seth MacFarlane comedy, yet it is too earnest to be a comedy or even a parody (in the Galaxy Quest vein). It does show its love for Star Trek, so if you are looking for that, it’s best to watch Star Trek: Discovery that has the Bryan Fuller cred, but you do have to pay for CBS All Access to watch it.

The Orville

The Orville

Premieres: Sunday, September 20, 2017 on FOX at 8/7c

Cast:  Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes

Creator: SethMacFarlane

A crew on a spaceship 400 years in the future explore space while not really getting along with one another.


Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery

Premieres: Sunday, September 24, 2017 on CBS  and CBS All Access

Cast: Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif

Creator: Bryan Fuller, Alex Kurtzman

Follows a Starfleet officer on the USS Discovery 10 years before Kirk and Spock were on the Enterprise.


Inhumans

Inhumans

Premieres: Friday, September 29, 2017 on ABC at 8/7c

Cast: Anson, Mount, Sonya Balmores, Isabelle Cornish, Eme Ikwuakor, Ken Leung, Iwan Rheon, Henry Ian Cusick

Creator: Scott Buck

A royal family of superheroes barely escape a military coup on their own world when they escape to Earth to hide and end up in Hawaii.


Ghosted

Ghosted

Premieres: Sunday, October 1, 2017 on FOX at 8:30/7:30c

Cast: Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Ally Walker, Adeel Akhtar

Creator: Kevin Etten, Tom Gormican

A skeptic and true believer of the paranormal are teamed up to investigate unexplained activities in Los Angeles.


The Gifted

The Gifted

Premieres: Monday, October 2, 2017 on FOX at 9/8c

Cast: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White

Creator: Matt Nix

Parents realize their two teenagers possess mutant powers so they have to go on the run from a hostile government.

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