Fall TV Preview: Calendar of Premiere Dates

  • Publish Date: August 25, 2011
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Updated August 31.

PictureOur look ahead to the 2011 Fall TV season concludes with a calendar of premiere dates for all new and returning shows this fall. If you missed it, earlier this week we previewed new and returning cable shows, and published a night-by-night guide to the fall broadcast schedules of the major networks.


Show Network Type Time
FRI / September 2
Man, Woman, Wild Discovery Reality 9p
SAT / September 3
Saturday Night College Football [LIVE] ABC Sports 8p ET *
SUN / September 4
All American Handyman HGTV Reality 9p
Border Wars Nat Geo Reality 9p
Another new episode follows in the show's regular 10p time slot.
Dinosaur Revolution NEW Discovery Reality 9p
Las Vegas Jailhouse TruTV Reality 10p
MON / September 5
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Bravo Reality 9p
Swamp Loggers Discovery Reality 10p
TUE / September 6
The Rachel Zoe Project Bravo Reality 9p
Sons of Anarchy FX Drama 10p
WED / September 7
Inside the NFL Showtime Sports 9p
Paranormal Witness NEW Syfy Reality 10p
Saved NEW Animal Planet Reality 8p
SAT / September 10
Bad Dog! NEW Animal Planet Reality 10p
Cops Fox Reality 8p
SUN / September 11
Football Night in America / Sunday Night Football NBC Sports 7p ET *
MON / September 12
Monday Night Football ESPN Sports 7p ET *
TUE / September 13
90210 The CW Drama 8p
Miracle Babies NEW Nat Geo Wild Reality 8p
Parenthood NBC Drama 10p
Ringer NEW The CW Drama 9p
Rise Up NEW ESPN Reality/Sports 7p
WED / September 14
America's Next Top Model The CW Reality competition 9p
Free Agents NEW NBC Comedy 10:30p
Premiere repeats Thursday 9/15 at 9:30p. Series moves to regular 8:30p time slot on Wednesday 9/21.
H8R NEW The CW Reality 8p
Hulk Hogan's MCW NEW TruTV Reality/Wrestling 10p
Operation Repo TruTV Reality 9:30p
Storage Wars: Dallas NEW A&E Reality 10:30p
Survivor CBS Reality competition 8p
Special 90-minute premiere episode.
Up All Night NEW NBC Comedy 10p
Premiere repeats Thursday 9/15 at 8:30p. Series moves to regular 8p time slot on Wednesday 9/21.
THU / September 15
Archer FX Comedy 10:30p
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia FX Comedy 10p
The Secret Circle NEW The CW Drama 9p
The Vampire Diaries The CW Drama 8p
FRI / September 16
20/20 ABC News 10p
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO Talk 10p
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Cartoon Animation/Sci-Fi 8p
SAT / September 17
Killer Instinct NEW CLOO Reality 9p
MON / September 19
2 Broke Girls NEW CBS Comedy 9:30p
Series moves to regular 8:30p time slot on Monday 9/26.
Castle ABC Drama 10p
Dancing with the Stars ABC Reality competition 8p
Hawaii Five-0 CBS Drama 10p
How I Met Your Mother CBS Comedy 8p
The Playboy Club NEW NBC Drama 10p
The Sing-Off NBC Reality competition 8p
Two and a Half Men CBS Comedy 9p
TUE / September 20
The Biggest Loser NBC Reality competition 8p
Body of Proof ABC Drama 10p
Glee Fox Comedy/Musical 8p
NCIS CBS Drama 8p
NCIS: Los Angeles CBS Drama 9p
New Girl NEW Fox Comedy 9p
Raising Hope Fox Comedy 9:30p
Tosh.0 Comedy Central Comedy 10p
Unforgettable NEW CBS Drama 10p
Workaholics Comedy Central Comedy 10:30p
WED / September 21
Blue Mountain State Spike Comedy 11p
Criminal Minds CBS Drama 9p
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CBS Drama 10p
Harry's Law NBC Drama 9p
Law & Order: SVU NBC Drama 10p
The Middle ABC Comedy 8p
Special one-hour premiere episode.
Modern Family ABC Comedy 9p
Special one-hour premiere episode.
Revenge NEW ABC Drama 10p
The X-Factor NEW Fox Reality competition 8p
THU / September 22
The Big Bang Theory CBS Comedy 8p
Charlie's Angels NEW ABC Drama 8p
Community NBC Comedy 8p
Grey's Anatomy ABC Drama 9p
Special two-hour premiere episode.
The Mentalist CBS Drama 10p
The Office NBC Comedy 9p
Parks & Recreation NBC Comedy 8:30p
Person of Interest NEW CBS Drama 9p
Prime Suspect NEW NBC Drama 10p
Prison Diaries NEW TLC Reality 10p
Sweet Genius NEW Food Reality competition 10p
Whitney NEW NBC Comedy 9:30p
FRI / September 23
Blue Bloods CBS Drama 10p
CSI: NY CBS Drama 9p
Dateline NBC NBC News 9p
The Dead Files NEW Travel Channel Reality 10p
Fringe Fox Sci-Fi/Drama 9p
Ghost Adventures Travel Channel Reality 9p
A Gifted Man NEW CBS Drama 8p
Kitchen Nightmares Fox Reality 8p
Nikita The CW Drama 8p
Supernatural The CW Drama 9p
SAT / September 24
The Nerdist NEW BBC America Comedy 10p
Saturday Night Live NBC Comedy 11:30p
SUN / September 25
60 Minutes CBS News 7p
The Amazing Race CBS Reality competition 8p
American Dad Fox Animation/Comedy 9:30p
Boardwalk Empire HBO Drama 9p
The Cleveland Show Fox Animation/Comedy 8:30p
CSI: Miami CBS Drama 10p
Desperate Housewives ABC Drama 9p
Dirty Soap NEW E! Reality 10p
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ABC Reality 7p
Series shifts to an 8p time slot on Sunday 10/2. It will then move to Fridays at 8p beginning Friday 10/21.
Family Guy Fox Animation/Comedy 9p
The Good Wife CBS Drama 9p
Kendra E! Reality 11p
Long Island Medium NEW TLC Reality 10p
Pan Am NEW ABC Drama 10p
The Simpsons Fox Animation/Comedy 8p
Sister Wives TLC Reality 9p
MON / September 26
Cake Boss TLC Reality 9p
Gossip Girl The CW Drama 8p
Hart of Dixie NEW The CW Drama 9p
Mike & Molly CBS Comedy 9:30p
Terra Nova NEW Fox Sci-Fi/Drama 8p
Special two-hour premiere episode.
TUE / September 27
19 Kids & Counting TLC Reality 9p
24 Hours in the ER NEW BBC America Documentary 9p
The Little Couple TLC Reality 10p
WED / September 28
Extreme Couponing TLC Reality 10p
Happy Endings ABC Comedy 9:30p
Luther BBC America Drama 10p
MythBusters Discovery Reality 9p
The Real World: San Diego MTV Reality 10p
Storm Chasers Discovery Reality 10p
Suburgatory NEW ABC Comedy 8:30p
THU / September 29
How to Be a Gentleman NEW CBS Comedy 8:30p
Private Practice ABC Drama 10p
FRI / September 30
Jesse NEW Disney Comedy 9p

* Airs live nationwide; time listed is ET.
All other times are ET/PT.


Show Network Type Time
SAT / October 1
Bedlam NEW BBC America Drama 10p
Series shifts to its regular 9p time slot on Saturday 10/8.
That Mitchell & Webb Look BBC America Comedy 11:30p
SUN / October 2
America's Funniest Home Videos ABC Comedy 7p
China, IL NEW Adult Swim Animation/Comedy 12:15a
Dexter Showtime Drama 9p
Homeland NEW Showtime Drama 10p
How to Make It in America HBO Comedy 10:30p
Hung HBO Comedy 10p
MON / October 3
The A-List: Dallas NEW Logo Reality 10p
House Fox Drama 9p
Lottery Changed My Life TLC Reality 10p
TUE / October 4
Fashion Hunters NEW Bravo Reality 10:30p
Gene Simmons Family Jewels A&E Reality 9p
Mad Fashion NEW Bravo Reality 10p
Made in America NEW Travel Channel Reality 8p
Mysteries at the Museum Travel Channel Travel 9p
Off Limits Travel Channel Travel 10p
Onion News Network IFC Comedy 10p
Pink Pastry NEW TLC Reality 8p
WED / October 5
American Horror Story NEW FX Horror/Drama 10p
Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Comedy Central Comedy 10:30p
South Park Comedy Central Animation/Comedy 10p
THU / October 6
The League FX Comedy 10:30p
FRI / October 7
Sanctuary Syfy Sci-fi 10p
Say Yes to the Dress TLC Reality 9p
SAT / October 8
Free Agents [UK version] NEW BBC America Comedy 11p
Rules of Engagement CBS Comedy 8p
MON / October 10
Bored to Death HBO Comedy 9p
Enlightened NEW HBO Comedy 9:30p
The Rosie Show OWN Talk 7p
Scare Tactics Syfy Reality 9p
TUE / October 11
Chelsea Settles NEW MTV Reality 11p
Special one-hour premiere episode.
Last Man Standing NEW ABC Comedy 8p
Special one-hour premiere episode.
WED / October 12
Psych USA Drama 10p
Work of Art: The Next Great Artist Bravo Reality competition 9p
THU / October 13
All-American Muslim NEW TLC Reality 9p
SUN / October 16
Siggy Flicker NEW VH1 Reality 10p
The Walking Dead AMC Horror/Drama 9p
TUE / October 18
Man Up! NEW ABC Comedy 8:30p
WED / October 19
Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files Syfy Reality 10p
FRI / October 21
Boss NEW Starz Drama 10p
Chuck NBC Drama 8p
Grimm NEW NBC Drama 9p
SUN / October 23
Glam Fairy NEW Style Reality 8p
Once Upon a Time NEW ABC Drama 8p
Robot Chicken Adult Swim Animation/Comedy 11:30p
TUE / October 25
Bridal Mile NEW TLC Reality 8p
Texas Multi Mamas NEW WE Reality 9p
WED / October 26
Whitechapel NEW BBC America Drama 10p
THU / October 27
Beavis and Butt-Head MTV Animation/Comedy 10p
Good Vibes NEW MTV Animation/Comedy 10:30p
FRI / October 28
Gold Rush: Alaska Discovery Reality 10p
SUN / October 30
Allen Gregory NEW Fox Animation/Comedy 8:30p
The Next Iron Chef Food Reality competition 9p

All times are ET/PT unless otherwise indicated.


Show Network Type Time
TUE / November 1
Covert Affairs USA Drama 10p
THU / November 3
Bones Fox Drama 9p
Burn Notice USA Drama 10p
Cellblock 6 TLC Reality 10p
FRI / November 4
Flying Wild Alaska Discovery Reality 9p
SUN / November 6
The Heart, She Holler NEW Adult Swim Comedy 12:15a
Hell on Wheels NEW AMC Drama/Western 10p
FRI / November 11
Metal Evolution NEW VH1 Classic Music/Reality 10p
SAT / November 12
The Thick of It NEW BBC America Comedy 11:30p
SUN / November 20
I Do Over NEW WE Reality 10p
MON / November 21
The Layover NEW Travel Channel Travel 9p
WED / November 23
I Hate My Teenage Daughter NEW Fox Comedy 9:30p
SUN / November 27
Leverage TNT Drama 9p
MON / November 28
The Closer TNT Drama 9p
Rizzoli & Isles TNT Drama 10p
WED / November 30
The Exes NEW TV Land Comedy 10:30p
Hot in Cleveland TV Land Comedy 10p
Toddlers & Tiaras TLC Reality 10p

All times are ET/PT unless otherwise indicated.

Comments (2)

  • MarcDoyle  

    Chuck & Grimm premiere dates moved to Oct 28.

  • MarcDoyle  

    Sons of Anarchy is a great way to start off the fall season. Hopefully some of the awards voters will finally see what they're missing. (Rent the first 3 seasons first, though....)

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