With Comic-Con dropping a ton of information on us this week, ComicsVerse’s TV guide is here to help you out. The 2017-2018 television season will bring us new shows, time slots, and new content based on your favorite comics.

ComicsVerse’s TV Guide will help you with your favorite live-action comic shows and introduce you to new ones. From The CW to FOX to Netflix, the platform for comic book based shows is growing larger and larger. There is also a lot to look forward to from Sunday through Friday as comic book shows become more popular. Check out ComicsVerse’s TV Guide for shows starting as early as August.

What Is On Sundays?

Let’s face it, GAME OF THRONES is not a show based on comic books, but it is pretty damn good. It is similar to the comic book genre with its mixture of fantasy, action, and neorealism all into one, and it has a rabid fan base. So while you wait for all of the other shows to premiere this fall, GAME OF THRONES can hold you over. GOT, the acronym for GAME OF THRONES airs Sundays 9/8c on HBO.

Speaking of holdovers, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD is the natural hold over for THE WALKING DEAD and their fans. While it does not cover the Walking Dead comics directly, it is a pretty good action packed drama to include in the world of the Walking Dead. FEAR THE WALKING DEAD will return to AMC from its midseason break on September 10th 9/8c.

Let’s not forget the reason you and your friends are getting together on Sunday nights in October, THE WALKING DEAD. From October to April of next year, AMC’s number one show owns the night and the conversation on Monday mornings. Season 8 is going to get crazy considering Rick Grimes’ group is marching towards war against Negan and The Saviors. THE WALKING DEAD returns Sunday, October 22 9/8 c on AMC.

What Is On Mondays?

On Mondays, we have a lot of shows to choose from to feed our live-action comic book needs. If you have not watched PREACHER, based on the comic book series, it is a pretty cool show to follow. The series focuses on Jesse Custer an outlaw turned Preacher who inherits supernatural powers as he tries to fulfill a promise to his father. The show mixes in dark comedy with the supernatural genre. If you have not checked it out yet, it airs Mondays 9/8c on AMC.

SUPERGIRL will continue to lead of The CW’s Arrowverse on Monday nights. The series has a lot going for it in its third season, and second season on The CW. For starters, SUPERGIRL on CBS deviated from the comics. However, heading into Season 3 on The CW, fans can expect Reign to join the fray as the main villain. SUPERGIRL returns on October 9th, 8/7c on The CW.

Monday will also feature Marvel’s new series on FOX called THE GIFTED. THE GIFTED takes place in the X-Men universe featuring the parents of a mutant who just discovered his powers. Ironically enough, THE GIFTED will share the same TV universe as FOX’s other show LEGION. The first episode of the series is directed by Bryan Singer, who directed several films in the X-Men franchise.

Other characters from the X-Men universe like; Blink, Thunderbird, and Polaris, will be a part of the cast. THE GIFT will premiere on October 2nd for the 2017-2018 season, and it is taking GOTHAM’s 8pm time slot.

LUCIFER, a series based on the DC comic book by Mike Carey, will follow THE GIFTED in its usual 9pm time slot. The series will return on October 2nd.

What Is On Tuesdays?

If you are a fan of The Flash comics it is almost criminal to ignore THE FLASH on The CW. Seriously, what are you waiting for? THE FLASH is an exciting portrayal of the fastest Justice League member on TV. Season 4 will build on Barry inside of the speed force prison, and the show may take a stab at a Rebirth arc from the comics. THE FLASH returns on October 10th, 8/7c on The CW.

The Flash in his new costume for Season 4 TV Guide
The Flash in his new costume for Season 4

DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW will follow right after THE FLASH during the 2017-2018 season. It is one of the underrated series on the TV Guide and in the Arrowverse. It’s the one place where most of the recurring cast members from the Arrowverse go, and it works well.

It runs at a fast pace with nonstop action and time travel, so it’s exciting to watch. It’ll be fun to watch and see where the series takes its characters in Season 3. The LEGENDS OF TOMORROW returns on October 10th, 9/8c on The CW.

READ: Missed season 3 of THE FLASH? Check out our recap and review!

Marvel is also premiering ten episodes of the RUNAWAYS on Hulu starting on November 21st. So look to add that to your TV guide line up for the 2017-2018 season.

What Is On Wednesdays?

For the first half of the 2017-2018 season, there will not be a comic based show on hump day. Don’t get too down in the dumps though; LEGION’s coming back in 2018 to fill that time slot. FX’s X-Men television universe will continue with Season 2 of LEGION.

David Haller (right) and Lenny Busker (left)of LEGION TV guide
David Haller (right) and Lenny Busker (left) of LEGION

LEGION is a colorful expression of the X-Men universe in a 1970s psychedelic kind of way. Visually, FX has outdone themselves with this series using a vivid color pallet when the mutants use their powers. For those unfamiliar with the series, it is about Professor Xavier’s son, David Haller.

David has the same powers as Professor Xavier, but he has schizophrenia. The series follows how David learns how to use his powers while he escapes from a government run psychiatric hospital. LEGION has the same traits as its comic book counterpart in X-Men, and it’s a unique stand out on television. The series will return in February of 2018 10/9c on FX.

What Is On Thursdays?

On Thursday DC fanboys and gals are in for a double header. New seasons of ARROW and GOTHAM premiere for the 2017-2018 season, and they’re not on at the same time. Season 6 of ARROW will recapture some of the magic that made it special in the first two seasons. While GOTHAM, heading into its 4th season, is looking to have its breakout season.

Bruce Wayne as a young Batman in GOTHAM TV guide
Bruce Wayne as a young Batman in GOTHAM

GOTHAM is moving to Thursday nights when it returns for a 4th season this fall. There is a lot to look forward to for GOTHAM’s upcoming season because its last season has had its best reviews yet. GOTHAM has gotten rid of their habit of “guess who this character is going to be?” and they killed off characters that outlived their usefulness on the show.

The series new direction will feature; Bruce Wayne as a young Batman, The Penguin as Gotham’s crime boss, Ra’s al Ghul as the new big bad villain, and perhaps a Harley Quinn debut. Harley Quinn debut aside, GOTHAM is going to be exciting to watch when it returns on September 21th at 8/7c on FOX.

READ: Want more of the DECU on TV? Check out the recap of GOTHAM season 3!

ARROW is also moving to Thursday nights on The CW for its 6th season this fall. The series should bounce back after a couple of season of being “meh,” compared to the other shows in the Arrowverse. Without the “5 years ago” flashback model that the show’s been using, ARROW can completely restructure its flashback sequence.

ARROW will also return from a cliffhanger that decided the fate of every character who isn’t Oliver Queen. So it will be very interesting how ARROW will kick off its new season when it returns on October 12th, 9/8c.

What Is On Fridays?

MARVEL’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. has had a tough time in the past couple of years regarding time slots. The show premiered primetime on Tuesdays at 8pm for its inaugural season, and recently the show has dropped to the 10pm time slot.

That is not terrible considering the show still aired on Tuesday nights. However, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. will move to Friday nights which is considered the dead zone. In television, having a Friday night slot is not a good sign, it is the last step before cancellation; also, being practically abandoned by the MCU is not a good sign either. AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. will return in January of 2018 on ABC at 9/8c.

On the bright side, INHUMANS will make its debut for eight episodes on ABC this fall. The series will feature the most iconic characters from the Inhuman comics like; Black Bolt, Maximus, Medusa, Lockjaw, and other characters associated with the comics. While the characters are similar to their comic book counterparts, INHUMANS will loosely follow the comics as reported by Nerdist.

“Loosely” being the keyword because the series will move away from the comic book content. INHUMANS will also be independent of the AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and the MCU. The story details of the show will follow the origins of Inhumans and their mythology. INHUMANS will premiere on September 29 on ABC at 8/9c.

The Streaming Services TV Guide

Streaming services have revolutionized the way we watch television and consume content. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other network streaming services have been the force behind this change. Netflix is a powerhouse in this industry, and they became the first streaming service to produce original content. Except for the new shows and GAME OF THRONES, you can watch all of the shows mentioned in the article on Netflix.

Netflix has been a platform for Marvel and their new tv shows. For the 2018 season, Netflix will release new seasons of DAREDEVIL (Season 3), JESSICA JONES (Season 2), and LUKE CAGE (Season 2). Those shows are still in production, so they do not have official release dates yet. No matter what the case is DAREDEVIL, JESSICA JONES and LUKE CAGE will have new seasons in 2018.

Marvel has also been building an AVENGERS level series for their Netflix shows. THE DEFENDERS is Netflix’s version of the AVENGERS. It includes all of the main characters from DAREDEVIL, JESSICA JONES, LUKE CAGE, and IRON FIST as the cast.

The show even weaves in The Hand as its big villain for the series. Since each of the show featured The Hand as a villain in their series, it’s only natural The Hand is the big villain for THE DEFENDERS. THE DEFENDERS is going to be amazing. It’s action packed and an epic crossover event for Marvel’s Netflix shows. All eight episodes of THE DEFENDERS will premiere on August 18, and it is going to be epic!

Marvel and Netflix will also release THE PUNISHER starring Jon Bernthal later this year.

What To Look Out For in 2018

The upcoming 2017-2018 television season is going to be so good! New shows and new seasons of our favorite series will return on our TV guide this fall. From network television to cable tv, and to streaming services, we have a lot to choose from.

Next year will give us more options for shows that are still in the development stages. The CW will be releasing BLACK LIGHTENING sometime next year. Looking at the trailer, the series sounds like a cross between THE FLASH and ARROW. While the jury’s still out on BLACK LIGHTENING being a part of the Arrowverse, there’s a lot of time between now and 2018.

There are a few more shows that are in development now, but they won’t make ComicsVerse’s TV guide for the 2017-2018 season. Marvel’s CLOAK AND DAGGER will also premiere next year on Freeform, the DCEU’s KRYPTON will premiere on SyFy, and TEEN TITANS might be available on a streaming service. Whatever the case is for those shows, the 2017-2018 season is already stacked from Sunday to Friday.

Whatever the case is for those shows, the 2017-2018 season is already stacked from Sunday to Friday.

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