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New TV shows for sci-fi and fantasy fans, from 'The X-Files' reboot to 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow’

If you're a fan of offbeat sci-fi and fantasy, you're in luck. The winter TV season is loaded with shows that will likely appeal.

Check it out:

'The Wiz Live!'

The Tony-winning musical inspired by
Photo Credit: NBC/ Virginia Sherwood

The Tony-winning musical inspired by "The Wizard of Oz" is brought to the small screen with a star-studded cast including Queen Latifah, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo and other stars. Dec. 3, 8 p.m. NBC/4.

'The Expanse'

In a future where Mars is inhabited and
Photo Credit: Syfy / Rafy

In a future where Mars is inhabited and the Asteroid Belt is the biggest source of resources, there's growing tension between Earth and Mars, and a woman being sought after by a detective and ship's captain might be the key to a major conspiracy. Starring Thomas Jane, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Cas Anvar. Dec. 14, 10 p.m. Syfy.

'Childhood's End'

Arthur C. Clarke's classic science-fiction novel about an
Photo Credit: Syfy / Narelle Portanier

Arthur C. Clarke's classic science-fiction novel about an alien invasion is adapted as a three-night, six-hour miniseries starring Charles Dance, Mike Vogel, Daisy Betts, Julian McMahon, Yael Stone and Colm Meaney. Dec. 14, 8 p.m. Syfy.

'The Shannara Chronicles'

The popular Terry Brooks fantasy novels are brought
Photo Credit: MTV

The popular Terry Brooks fantasy novels are brought to life in this new series set in the future, where a group of three heroes have to save the world from demons. The show was developed for television by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who also worked together on "Smallville" and "Into the Badlands," now airing on AMC. Jan. 5, 10 p.m. MTV.

'Second Chance'

A washed up, formerly corrupt sheriff dies and
Photo Credit: FOX

A washed up, formerly corrupt sheriff dies and is resurrected by ultra-rich social networking mogul twins. His new young self (played by Robert Kazinsky, "True Blood") has special powers and a second chance, but will he use that to fix his past or continue in his old ways? Jan. 13, 9 p.m. Fox/5.

'Colony'

Photo Credit: USA Network / Paul Drinkwater

"Lost" producer Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal co-created this new sci-fi series set in the future in Los Angeles, where the city is being occupied and a mother and father are looking to get their son back while defying the occupation. But the only way to do that might mean they have to turn their back on the rebels. Starring Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies and Peter Jacobson. Jan. 14, 10 p.m. USA.

'DC's Legends of Tomorrow'

The incredibly successful DC Comics universe on The
Photo Credit: The CW / Jordan Nuttall

The incredibly successful DC Comics universe on The CW is getting another spinoff. Time traveler Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) assembles a team of superheroes and villains to save the world from the immortal Vandal Savage (Casper Crump). Also starring Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Ciara Renée, Falk Hentschel and Franz Drameh. Jan. 21, 8 p.m. CW/11.

'The X-Files'

Lets offer a fond welcome back to FBI
Photo Credit: FOX/ Ed Araquel

Lets offer a fond welcome back to FBI special agents Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) as the cult-favorite series returns for a new set of supernatural mysteries. Jan. 24, 10 p.m. Fox/5.

'Lucifer'

Another DC Comics' adaptation, Lucifer was created by
Photo Credit: FOX / John P. Fleenor

Another DC Comics' adaptation, Lucifer was created by Neil Gaiman in the comic "Sandman" and was featured in a long-running spinoff from Mike Carey. The series follows Lucifer (Tom Ellis), the Lord of Hell, who runs a nightclub and helps out the Los Angeles Police Department as a consultant. Jan. 25, 9 p.m. Fox/5.

'The Magicians'

Based on a trilogy of novels from Brooklyn
Photo Credit: Syfy / Lorenzo Agius

Based on a trilogy of novels from Brooklyn author Lev Grossman, this fantasy series follows Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph), who is going to learn magic at Brakebills University. Jan. 25, 9 p.m. Syfy.

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