What to Watch This Week: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 3, The Martian and More
Following last week's bevy of season premieres, fall season is picking up steam. In addition to our weekly science fiction regulars, this week has two major highlights to add. On Tuesday, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to our screens with Coulson and Daisy on the hunt for more Inhumans, while Sunday sees the Season 2 premiere of HBO's brilliantly depressing drama, The Leftovers.
At theaters, there's only one thing you should be going to watch this weekend....Ridley Scott's The Martian.
Here's a full guide of what to watch this week.
Monday, September 28th
Gotham - 8pm on Fox
Gotham's Season 2 Premiere didn't exactly fill us with hope that the show could shake its many debut season flaws, but nothing commands patience quite like anything associated with Batman does. This week's episode 'Knock Knock' sees Gordon taking on a high-profile case that puts him straight back in the city spotlight.
Minority Report - 9pm on Fox
We didn't think Minority Report's pilot was terrible, but it certainly wasn't great either. After awful premiere ratings, this show finds itself under pressure already.
Tuesday, September 29th
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 Premiere - 9pm on ABC
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is finally back, and in the Season 3 premiere, Coulson and co. successfully track down a new Inhuman. During their pursuit, the team come up against a rival organization who are hot on the heels of the very 'powered' people S.H.I.E.L.D. is looking for. Meanwhile, Fitz begins his quest to find out what happened to his colleague and best friend, Simmons.
Limitless - 10pm on CBS
Brian lands his first case with the FBI, but while his powers could be a huge asset to the Bureau, his seniors aren't convinced by his attitude.
Thursday, October 1st
Heroes Reborn - 8pm on NBC
We weren't expecting to feel so positive about Heroes: Reborn, but after watching last week's premiere, it's hard not to get excited. This week, the leader of the powerful (and evil?) company Renautas, Erica Kravid (Rya Khilstedt) will be introduced, giving us our first look at the character we expect will be the show's lead villain.
Saturday, October 3rd
Doctor Who - 9pm on BBC America
hen an underwater base comes under attack, the Doctor and Clara must save the frightened crew and defeat an impossible threat. But what is behind these terrifying events? And can they really be haunted by ghosts?
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 9:30pm on Disney XD
Last week's premiere showed that Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was not quite the pointless TV spin-off everyone thought it would be. Beautiful animation, typically witty Marvel dialogue and a gripping storyline make this a weekend must-watch.
Sunday, September 27
Fear the Walking Dead Season 1 Finale- 9pm on AMC
The debut season of this thrilling spin-off from The Walking Dead has gone from strength to strength over the course of the last 5 episodes. Show Runner Dave Erickson teased that the season finale would be the deadliest episode yet, leaving us wondering who will make it out alive.
The Leftovers Season 2 Premiere, 'Axis Mundi' - 9pm on HBO
A whole new season of depression is finally here! HBO's captivating sci-fi drama The Leftovers has packed up and moved on down to the town of Miracle, Texas, which makes the bold claim of playing host to zero 'departures'. But all is not as it seems in this cute little Texas community.
Last Man on Earth - 9:30pm on Fox
After their journey away from Tucson goes awry, Phil and Carol have a new issue to deal with. They're separated without the help of any walkie talkies or phones, prompting Phil to embark on a desperate search for his buddy.
The Strain Season Two Finale - 10pm on FX
As Eph, Nora and Zack attempt to escape New York, they become the subject of a potentially deadly attack. Meanwhile, Setrakian and Fet find a surprising ally in their fight to secure the Occido Lumen.
Friday 2nd October
The astronauts on the International Space Station may have been treated to an special preview screening, but for the rest of us this Friday is our first chance to witness Ridley Scott's white-knuckle tale of survival on Mars. Based on the excellent book by Andy Weir, The Martian will make you laugh, cry and appreciate potatoes on a whole new level.