It’s that time again! 2017 has had an astonishing number of superhero television shows that have hit the airwaves. This of course is good in some cases and unfortunately downright terrible in some others. From mystical martial artists to a rowdy group of teenagers to a team of time traveling legends, superhero shows are beginning to explore different genres of the spectrum, making them all the more interesting as time goes on (in some cases). While we have some stalwarts entries such as the Flash, Arrow, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. making a return, we also have some newer entries in the forms of Iron Fist, Inhumans, and The Tick to name a few. As was the case last year, we’ll be sticking to superhero fare (not just based on comics or supernatural series) so entries such as Preacher, Lucifer, and The Walking Dead will not be included.
Note: This list includes all series that aired in the 2017 calendar year.
For more of the Best of 2017, check out Allison Keene’s top 25 TV shows of the year, Chris Cabin’s top 25, Dave Trumbore’s list of the best new animated series, and Emma Fraser’s look at the best songs on TV.