Fall TV Premiere Calendar

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Premiere dates for all new and returning shows and specials

New (NEW) and returning shows, TV movies, and specials with announced premiere dates are listed below. (All times ET/PT unless otherwise indicated).

September premieres

Show Network Type Time
TUE / September 30
. Happyland NEW Trailer MTV Comedy 11p
iHeartRadio Music Festival (Night 2) SPECIAL The CW Special/Music 8p
The Legend of Mick Dodge Nat Geo Reality 9p
Live Free or Die NEW Nat Geo Reality 10p
Makers PBS Documentary 9p
. Manhattan Love Story NEW Trailer ABC Comedy 8:30p
Would you like to get into the heads of a man and a woman in the beginning stages of a romantic relationship, and be able to listen to their very different thoughts as they navigate the world of dating? If so, this single-camera comedy from Drew Carey Show and Spin City writer Jeff Lowell is for you. Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Jake McDorman (Greek) star.
Peaky Blinders NEW Netflix Drama 12:01a
The acclaimed UK gangster series (set in England between the two world wars) comes to the U.S. for the first time as a Netflix exclusive. All 6 first-season episodes stream today, and season 2 will quickly follow in November just after it airs on BBC2. Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory, and Annabelle Wallis star, while Tom Hardy joins in the second season. The series comes from writer-director Steven Knight (Locke).
. Selfie NEW Trailer Full 1st episode ABC Comedy 8p
Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) stars in this loose take on the classic My Fair Lady formula as Eliza Dooley, a woman who has accumulated hundreds of thousands of "friends" through her newfound fame in social media circles but realizes that she has few actual friends in meatspace. So she hires an image consultant played by John Cho to "rebrand" her offline life and teach her how to form real-life connections. The sitcom comes from Emily Kapnek, creator of the recently canceled Suburgatory.

October premieres

Show Network Type Time
WED / October 1
Criminal Minds Trailer CBS Drama 9p
Death Valley NEW CMT Reality 11p
Girl Code Trailer MTV Comedy 11p
Nitro Circus: The Movie SPECIAL VH1 Reality 11p
. Stalker NEW Trailer CBS Drama 10p
The latest series from Kevin Williamson is a scary psychological thriller—more The Following than The Vampire Diaries— centering on a team of LAPD detectives (led by Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q) who specialize in stalking incidents
THU / October 2
. A to Z NEW Trailer Full 1st episode NBC Comedy 9:30p
In a sort of gender-reversed Dharma & Greg, this single-camera rom-com follows mismatched pair Andrew (Mad Men's Ben Feldman), the idealistic dreamer, and Zelda (How I Met Your Mother's Cristin Milioti), the driven professional, from the first day of their unlikely romance, when they "meet cute" thanks to an online dating glitch.
. Bad Judge NEW Trailer NBC Comedy 9p
Kate Walsh stars as one of L.A.'s toughest criminal judges—but one who is also known for her hard-partying, hard-rocking ways and unorthodox behavior in the courtroom—in a new comedy produced by Funny or Die's Adam McKay and Will Ferrell.
Dead Again NEW A&E Reality 10p
Food Truck Face Off NEW Food Reality competition 8p
. Gracepoint NEW Trailer Fox Drama 9p
This American remake of UK critical hit Broadchurch retains the dark storyline about a murder investigation that rocks a small seaside town but shifts the locale to California. David Tennant (Doctor Who) reprises his lead role as a high-ranking police official who arrives in town with a troubled past, though this time he also comes with an American accent. Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver, Nick Nolte, Michael Peña, and Kevin Rankin also star in the 10-episode series, which promises to have a different ending than the original.
Instant Mom Nick at Nite Comedy 8p
Reign The CW Drama 9p
The Vampire Diaries Trailer The CW Drama 8p
FRI / October 3
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years SPECIAL PBS Music 9p
Two-hour special looks back at the PBS show's best moments combined with new performances.
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution Comedy Central Comedy Midnight
Kendra on Top WE Reality 10p
Last Man Standing ABC Comedy 8p
Back-to-back episodes.
The Legend of Korra Trailer Nick.com Animation/Fantasy n/a
Book 4 of Nickelodeon's animated series will air online only, with new episodes every Friday.
On the Menu NEW TNT Reality competition 8p
Star Wars Rebels:
Spark of Rebellion MOVIE Trailer
Disney Animation/Sci-fi 9p
One-hour movie serves as the lead-in to the new series Star Wars Rebels, which debuts on 10/13.
SAT / October 4
America by the Numbers NEW PBS Documentary 8p
The Graham Norton Show BBC America Talk 11p
Jerrod Carmichael:
Love at the Store SPECIAL Trailer
HBO Comedy 10p
Stand-up special.
Pit Bulls & Parolees Animal Planet Reality 10p
. Survivor's Remorse NEW Trailer Starz Comedy 9p
SUN / October 5
Alaska: The Last Frontier Discovery Reality 9p
America's Funniest Home Videos ABC Reality 7p
Angkor Revealed SPECIAL Smithsonian Documentary 8p
Concludes Sunday 10/12 at 8p.
Bar Rescue Spike Reality 9p
Beyond Candid with Giuliana: Kris Jenner SPECIAL E! Talk 10p
Bob's Burgers Fox Animation/Comedy 7:30p
Catch a Contractor Spike Reality 10p
. Homeland Trailer Showtime Drama 9p
Corey Stoll (House of Cards), Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi), Laila Robins (In Treatment), Raza Jaffrey (Smash), and Michael O'Keefe (King & Maxwell) join returning stars Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and Tracy Letts for a fourth season that takes place mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Back-to-back new episodes air tonight.
Inspector Lewis PBS Drama 9p
Manzo'd with Children NEW Bravo Reality 9p
. Mulaney NEW Trailer Fox Comedy 9:30p
This Lorne Michaels-produced sitcom wants to be the next Seinfeld—or, at least, Fox execs wish it to be so, to the point where they themselves are already making the comparisons. The semi-autobiographical, multi-camera comedy (taped before a live studio audience) is a vehicle for stand-up comedian John Mulaney (also a former SNL writer and Kroll Show co-star), who plays a young aspiring comedian trying to take his career to the next level. Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad (SNL), Elliott Gould, Seaton Smith (Totally Biased), and Zack Pearlman (The Virginity Hit) also star, while Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco will guest.
Oprah: Where Are They Now? OWN Talk 9p
Tethered NEW Discovery Reality 10p
MON / October 6
Are You the One? Trailer MTV Reality 10p
Hunted: The War Against Gays in
Russia MOVIE
HBO Documentary 9p
The Originals Trailer The CW Drama 8p
TUE / October 7
30 for 30 ESPN Documentary/Sports 9p ET
Seven new films will air before the end of the year, including tonight's Playing for the Mob.
Bad Girls Club: Redemption Oxygen Reality 8p
. The Flash NEW Trailer The CW Drama/Sci-fi 8p
This spin-off from Arrow stars Grant Gustin (Glee, 90210) as forensic scientist turned costumed crimefighter Barry Allen, who is the fastest man alive thanks to a freak accident. The cast also includes Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order), Tom Cavanagh (Ed), and John Wesley Shipp, who starred in the title role in CBS's short-lived 1990 version of The Flash. Arrow producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg (though not Marc Guggenheim) are behind this new show as well, along with Arrow writer Geoff Johns.
Nail'd It NEW Oxygen Reality competition 9p
The People's Couch Bravo Talk 10p
Preaching Alabama NEW TLC Reality 10p
Supernatural Trailer The CW Drama 9p
Town of the Living Dead NEW Syfy Reality 10p
Comedic reality series follows a small Alabama town's efforts to complete filming of an independent zombie movie that's already six years in the making.
WED / October 8
. American Horror Story: Freak Show Trailer FX Drama/Horror 10p
The show's fourth run follows the employees of a freak show in the 1950s. Jessica Lange (as always) stars alongside Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, John Carroll Lynch, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, and Gabourey Sidibe.
Arrow Trailer The CW Drama/Sci-fi 8p
Ghost Hunters Syfy Reality 9p
. Kingdom NEW Trailer DirecTV Drama 9p
New original drama series (airing on the Audience Network) is set in the world of MMA fighting and stars Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria, and Nick Jonas.
Nitro Circus Live Trailer MTV2 Reality 11p
THU / October 9
Inside Homicide NEW ID Reality 10p
Monsters Inside Me Animal Planet Reality 9p
Regular Show Cartoon Net. Animation 7:30p
FRI / October 10
Chelsea Handler: Uganda Be
Kidding Me SPECIAL Trailer
Netflix Comedy 12:01a
Stand-up special.
. Cristela NEW Trailer ABC Comedy 8:30p
This multi-camera comedy was created by and stars comedian Cristela Alonzo (in her first-ever acting gig) as a sixth-year law student who finds her ambitions for a professional career being held in check by her working-class Mexican-American family.
Genesis—Sum of the Parts MOVIE Showtime Documentary/Music 8p
Say Yes to the Dress TLC Reality 9p
Something Borrowed, Something New TLC Reality 10p
SAT / October 11
Auction Hunters Spike Reality 9p
My Cat From Hell Animal Planet Reality 8p
Swamp Hunters CMT Reality 10p
Swamp Pawn CMT Reality 9p
Thrift Hunters Spike Reality 9:30p
SUN / October 12
. The Affair NEW Trailer Trailer #2 Showtime Drama 10p
Ten-episode drama from the creative team behind In Treatment depcits the effects of an extramarital affair from his/her perspectives. Dominic West (The Wire), Ruth Wilson (Luther), Maura Tierney, and Joshua Jackson star.
Comic Book Men AMC Reality Midnight
Talking Dead AMC Talk 10p
The Walking Dead Trailer AMC Drama 9p
MON / October 13
. Jane the Virgin NEW Trailer The CW Comedy/Drama 9p
Adapted from a Venezuelan telenovela, this hourlong dramedy centers on a hard-working young teaching student and telenovela obsessive (Gina Rodriguez) who finds herself in her own soap opera-worthy storyline when she accidentally (!) becomes pregnant through artificial insemination. (These things happen.) Will her fiancé and religious family understand? And what about the biological father? The adaptation comes from Jennie Snyder Urman (Emily Owens, M.D.).
Shahs of Sunset Bravo Reality 9p
. Star Wars Rebels NEW
Trailer First 7 mins
Disney XD Animation/Sci-fi 9p
New animated Star Wars series takes place between the events of Episodes III and IV, and is set to be closer in spirit and look to the original film trilogy than previous animated efforts. Note that the series is preceded by a prequel movie, Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, debuting on Disney Channel on 10/3 (and also available online).
Tiny & Shekinah's Weave Trip NEW VH1 Reality 9:30p
TUE / October 14
About a Boy NBC Comedy 9:30p
Car Matchmaker NEW Esquire Reality 9p
Chrisley Knows Best USA Reality 10p
. Marry Me NEW Trailer NBC Comedy 9p
NBC's most promising new fall comedy reunites Happy Endings creator David Caspe and star Casey Wilson (who are now real-life newlyweds) for a sitcom about a couple who have been happily dating for six years but can never find the perfect moment to get engaged. Ken Marino (The State, Eastbound & Down), Sarah Wright, and Tim Meadows also star.
Song by Song: Sheryl Crow Ovation Music/Documentary 10p ET
White Collar Brawlers Esquire Reality 10p
WED / October 15
The Getaway Esquire Travel/Reality tbd
Adam Pally, Kyle MacLachlan, David Koechner, and Jack McBrayer are among this season's celebrity travelers.
How We Got to Now With Steven Johnson NEW PBS Documentary/Science 9p
The author hosts a six-part series examining the innovations (and innovators) that made modern life possible, grouped around topics such as cold, time, light, clean, glass, and sound.
Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight NEW DirecTV Comedy 8p
DirecTV's first original comedy series is based on Peter Ackerman's play of the same name and unfolds over the course of a late-night 12-hour period in Los Angeles.
Top Chef Bravo Reality competition 10p
Uncle NEW DirecTV Comedy 8:30p
U.S. debut (on the Audience Network) of the British comedy series.
THU / October 16
Midnight Feast NEW FYI Reality competition 10p
FRI / October 17
The Birthday Boys IFC Comedy 11:30p
Comedy Bang! Bang! IFC Comedy 11p
Guests for the second half of season 3 include Rob Corddry, The National, Alan Tudyk, Rhys Darby, Anthony Jeselnik, Andy Daly, Chris Hardwick, James Adomian, Whitney Cummings, Kevin Nealon, and many more.
Dane Cook: Troublemaker SPECIAL Showtime Comedy 10p
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways NEW Trailer HBO Documentary/Music 11p
Dave Grohl-directed documentary series is part music-oriented travelogue, and part making-an-album documentary. Each of the eight episodes focuses on a different studio in a different city, where the Foo Fighters recorded tracks for their upcoming album Sonic Highways.
Freestyle Love Supreme NEW Pivot Comedy/Music 10p
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess SPECIAL PBS Musical 9p
San Francisco Opera performance.
Gold Rush Discovery Reality 9p
Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word SPECIAL MTV & Logo Documentary 7p
Welcome to Fairfax NEW Pivot Reality 10:30p
SAT / October 18
Big Driver MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
Dark drama based on a Stephen King story stars Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis, Ann Dowd, and Joan Jett.
Black Dynamite Adult Swim Animation/Comedy 10:30p
Transporter: The Series NEW TNT Drama/Action 9p
Based on Luc Besson's Transporter films, this action series stars Chris Vance (Rizzoli & Isles) as Frank Martin, the character played on the big screen by Jason Statham. The international production has already aired elsewhere in the world (as far back as 2012), but will make its belated U.S. debut today, with a brand new second season to follow in 2015.
SUN / October 19
90 Day Fiance Trailer TLC Reality 9p
Ghost Stalkers NEW Dest. America Reality 10p
My Five Wives TLC Reality 10p
MON / October 20
American Dad Trailer TBS Comedy 9p
Former Fox series moves to TBS for its 11th season of new episodes.
Hungry Games NEW Food Reality 8p
Kirby Buckets NEW Disney XD Comedy 8p
The Millers CBS Comedy 8:30p
Note the new night; the series was originally scheduled to air on Thursdays this fall.
TUE / October 21
Freak Out SPECIAL ABC Family Reality 9p
A second episode of the Halloween-themed prank show airs 10/22 at 9p.
True Tori Lifetime Reality 9p
Tori Spelling "searches for honesty and happiness with Dean" in the only way she knows how: by having cameras follow her every move.
Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn SPECIAL Netflix Comedy 12:01a
Stand-up special.
WED / October 22
The 100 The CW Drama/Sci-fi 9p
Web Therapy Showtime Comedy 11p
Matthew Perry, Jon Hamm, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lauren Graham, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Allison Janney, Craig Ferguson, and Calista Flockhart are among the season 4 guests.
THU / October 23
Newsreaders Adult Swim Comedy Midnight
Alan Tudyk takes over as host for the newsmagazine spoof's second season.
Project Runway: Threads NEW Lifetime Reality competition 10:30p
Latest Project Runway spinoff features teen contestants. Moves to 10p the following Thursday (10/30).
Surgeon Oz NEW OWN Reality 10p
Tamar & Vince WE Reality 10p
FRI / October 24
Alpha House Amazon Comedy n/a
All 10 episodes are available to stream today for Amazon Prime customers.
Constantine NEW Trailer NBC Drama/Fantasy 10p
Welsh actor Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) plays snarky supernatural detective/magician/demon hunter John Constantine, as made famous in DC's Hellblazer comics. Harold Perrineau (Lost) also stars (along with telenovela star Angélica Celaya, replacing the just-departed Lucy Griffiths), while the series comes from Dexter writer/producer Daniel Cerone and Dark Knight screenwriter David S. Goyer.
Dateline NBC News 8p
New time period.
Grimm NBC Drama/Fantasy 9p
SAT / October 25
Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters MOVIE HMC Drama 9p
The Good Witch's Wonder MOVIE Hallmark Drama 9p
Seventh film in the Good Witch franchise. A weekly Good Witch series will follow in early 2015.
SUN / October 26
Death Comes to Pemberley MINISERIES PBS Drama 9p
Adaptation of P.D. James' novel (which serves as a continuation to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, with a murder mystery storyline) stars Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House). Airs on Masterpiece Mystery! across two consecutive Sundays.
MON / October 27
2 Broke Girls CBS Comedy 8p
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart SPECIAL Comedy Central Comedy/Talk 11p
Week-long "Democalypse 2014: South By South Mess" midterm election coverage will be taped in Austin, TX.
Drumline: A New Beat MOVIE Trailer VH1 Drama 9p
Fake Off NEW truTV Reality competition 10p
Hair Jacked NEW truTV Game show/Reality 8p
Mike Tyson Mysteries NEW Adult Swim Animation/Comedy 10:30p
Boxer Mike Tyson provides the voice of Mike Tyson—leader of the Mike Tyson Mystery Team—in this homage to/parody of Scooby-Doo!. Norm Macdonald, Jim Rash, and Rachel Ramras round out the cast.
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of
James Brown MOVIE
HBO Documentary/Music 9p
Mick Jagger-produced documentary is directed by Alex Gibney.
TUE / October 28
Benched NEW USA Comedy 10:30p
This legal workplace comedy (set in a public defender's office) stars Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), Jay Harrington (Better Off Ted), and Oscar Nunez (The Office), while guests will include Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, Yvette Nicole Brown, Chris Parnell, and Molly Shannon.
Friends of the People NEW truTV Comedy 10:30p
The Great Halloween Fright Fight SPECIAL ABC Reality competition 8p
How to Be a Grown Up NEW truTV Reality/Comedy 10p
My Crazy Love NEW Oxygen Reality 10p
Prison Wives Club NEW Lifetime Reality 10p
WED / October 29
Lucha Underground NEW El Rey Reality/Sports 8p
A Poet in New York MOVIE BBC America Drama 8p
Andrew Davies-penned film looks at the final days in the life of poet Dylan Thomas, played by Tom Hollander.
Rival Survival SPECIAL Discovery Reality 10p
Two senators from opposing parties—Jeff Flake (R–Arizona) and Martin Heinrich (D–New Mexico)—are marooned on a remote island for one week, where the must survive the elements together. In the future, this is how elections will be determined.
Weekend Fix NEW Esquire Reality 10p
THU / October 30
The Big Bang Theory CBS Comedy 8p
New night (moving from Mondays, where it was airing earlier this fall).
The Carbonaro Effect truTV Reality 10p
Elementary CBS Drama 10p
The McCarthys NEW Trailer CBS Comedy 9:30p
New comedy centers on a sports-crazed Boston family (i.e., a Boston family).
Mom CBS Comedy 8:30p
Note the new night; the series was originally scheduled to air on Mondays this fall.
Project Runway All Stars Lifetime Reality competition 9p
Two and a Half Men CBS Comedy 9p
Final season premiere.
FRI / October 31
Brad Meltzer's Lost History NEW H2 Reality 10p ET

November premieres

Show Network Type Time
SAT / November 1
Deion's Family Playbook OWN Reality 9p
Flex & Shanice NEW OWN Reality 10p
One Starry Christmas MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
SUN / November 2
2014 BAFTA Britannia Awards SPECIAL BBC America Special tbd
Rob Brydon hosts.
Olive Kitteridge MINISERIES
Trailer Clip 1 Clip 2 Clip 3
HBO Drama 9p
Four-hour miniseries from director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) is adapted from Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer-winning novel about the goings-on in a small New England town. Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins lead an ensemble cast that also includes Bill Murray, John Gallagher, Jr., Peter Mullan, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Zoe Kazan. The conclusion airs Monday 11/3 at 9p.
Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda SPECIAL Discovery Live event 7p ET
TUE / November 4
The Curse of Oak Island History Reality 9p
Search for the Lost Giants NEW History Reality 10p
WED / November 5
The 48th Annual CMA Awards SPECIAL ABC Special/Live event 8p
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return as hosts. (Tape-delayed on West Coast.)
The Exes TV Land Comedy 10:30p
Fix My Choir NEW Oxygen Reality 10p
The Game NEW Trailer BBC America Drama 10p
This six-part Cold War spy thriller is the BBC's answer to The Americans, though it goes back in time even further (to the 1970s) and is, of course, set in the UK rather than the USA. The series stars Brian Cox and centers on MI5's attempt to thwart a secret Soviet plot revealed by a KGB defector.
Hot in Cleveland TV Land Comedy 10p
THU / November 6
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Crackle Talk n/a
Jerry Seinfeld's season 5 guests include Fred Armisen, Amy Schumer, Jimmy Fallon, and Kevin Hart.
White Collar USA Drama 9p
Final season premiere.
FRI / November 7
MasterChef Junior Fox Reality competition 8p
SAT / November 8
The Nine Lives of Christmas MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
SUN / November 9
The Comeback HBO Comedy 10p
The Lisa Kudrow comedy series returns for a second season a mere nine years after its first.
A Cookie Cutter Christmas MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
Getting On HBO Comedy 10:30p
The Newsroom HBO Drama 9p
Final season of the Aaron Sorkin drama will run for just six episodes.
Worricker: Turks & Caicos MOVIE PBS Drama 9p
David Hare-directed sequel to Page Eight returns Bill Nighy as MI5 spy Johnny Worricker. Christopher Walken, Winona Ryder, Helena Bonham Carter, and Ralph Fiennes also star. Airs on Masterpiece.
TUE / November 11
Navy SEALs—Their Untold Story MOVIE PBS Documentary 9p
Song by Song: Blondie Ovation Music/Documentary 10p ET
FRI / November 14
Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats SPECIAL Netflix Comedy 12:01a
Stand-up special.
The Hitmakers SPECIAL PBS Documentary/Music 9p
Documentary examines the changing music industry in the digital era.
Hollywood Film Awards SPECIAL CBS Special/Live event 8p
(Delayed on West Coast.) If you haven't heard of the generically named Hollywood Film Awards, it might be because the ceremony has never before been televised. Nor has it ever really been publicized beyond the industry it serves, despite being held annually since 1997. How prestigious are these awards? You be the judge: last year's best picture winner was Star Trek: Into Darkness.
SAT / November 15
Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
The Missing NEW Trailer Starz Drama 9p
Eight-episode European thriller centers on a father (James Nesbitt) desperate to locate his missing five-year-old son when he disappears during a French vacation.
Northpole MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
Robert Wagner, Jill St. John, and Tiffani Thiessen star.
SUN / November 16
Angels and Ornaments MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
Worricker: Salting the Battlefield MOVIE PBS Drama 9p
Third Worricker installment (again written and directed by David Hare) stars Bill Nighy, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, and Ralph Fiennes. Airs on Masterpiece.
MON / November 17
Banksy Does New York MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
State of Affairs NEW Trailer NBC Drama 10p
New drama series follows the personal and professional life of a high-ranking CIA agent (Katherine Heigl) who advises the President (Alfre Woodard).
TUE / November 18
Living with the Jacksons SPECIAL Reelz Reality 8p
Saving Africa's Giants with Yao Ming SPECIAL Animal Planet Documentary 10p
FRI / November 21
Lost Songs: The Basement
Tapes Continued MOVIE
Showtime Documentary/Music 9p
SAT / November 22
A Royal Christmas MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
SUN / November 23
The Christmas Shepherd MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
MON / November 24
Ascension NEW Trailer Syfy Sci-fi 9p
This ambitious space drama (running as a six-episode miniseries this fall, though it could be extended into a regular series if things go well) follows part of the 100-year journey of a colony ship that was launched secretly during the 1960s with the hope of eventually populating another planet. Inhabitants of the ship start to question that mission, however, after a mysterious murder. (Plus, Tricia Helfer is onboard, which can't be a good sign.)
TUE / November 25
The Pilgrims MOVIE PBS Documentary 9p
FRI / November 28
Bill Cosby: 77 SPECIAL Netflix Comedy 12:01a
Stand-up special.
One Child MINISERIES Sundance Drama tbd
Two-night, four-hour miniseries concludes Saturday 11/29. Elizabeth Perkins and Donald Sumpter star as the adoptive parents of a young Chinese-born woman who is called back to her homeland when her birth mother faces a family crisis.
SAT / November 29
Christmas Under Wraps MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever MOVIE Lifetime Comedy 8p
Aubrey Plaza voices the cat, grumpily.
SUN / November 30
Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink SPECIAL Smithsonian Documentary 8p
One Christmas Eve MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p

December premieres

Show Network Type Time
TUE / December 2
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce NEW Trailer Bravo Drama 10p
The network's first scripted series is based on Vicki Iovine's book series and stars Lisa Edelstein and (for a short time) Janeane Garofalo.
Toy Story That Time Forgot SPECIAL ABC Animation/Family 8p
New 30-minute Toy Story Christmas special returns stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen.
THU / December 4
Peter Pan Live SPECIAL NBC Musical/Live event 8p
Another new live musical production from the producers of last year's Sound of Music. Allison Williams (Girls) plays the title role, while Christopher Walken stars as Captain Hook.
Redneck Island CMT Reality competition 9p
SAT / December 6
Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
SUN / December 7
Christmas At Cartwright's MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
The Librarians NEW Trailer TNT Drama tbd
This series spin-off from The Librarian TV movie franchise (which had pretty much the same storehouse-of-magical-artifacts concept as Warehouse 13, though the films predated that Syfy series) will star Rebecca Romijn, while Noah Wyle (who starred in the films) will recur alongside John Larroquette, Matt Frewer, Bob Newhart, and Jane Curtin.
The Red Tent MINISERIES Lifetime Drama 9p
Four-hour miniseries is based on Anita Diamant's Bible-inspired novel and stars Minnie Driver, Morena Baccarin, Rebecca Ferguson, Iain Glen, Will Tudor, and Debra Winger. Concludes Monday 12/8 at 9p.
TUE / December 9
Ground Floor TBS Comedy 10p
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show SPECIAL CBS Special 10p
FRI / December 12
Marco Polo NEW Netflix Drama 12:01a
All 10 episodes of this Netflix original (originally developed for Starz) will stream today.
SAT / December 13
Best Christmas Party Ever MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
SUN / December 14
The Christmas Parade MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
MON / December 15
American Country Countdown
Fox Music/Live event 8p
Saving My Tomorrow SPECIAL HBO Family/Science/Music tbd
FRI / December 26
American Masters: Bing Crosby SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
TUE / December 30
37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors SPECIAL CBS Special 9p
This year's honorees include Tom Hanks, Al Green, Sting, and Lily Tomlin.
WED / December 31
Pitbull's New Year's Revolution SPECIAL Fox Special/Live event 8p
New live special will be broadcast from Miami. (Tape delayed on West Coast.)

2015 premieres

Show Network Type Time
SUN / January 4
Downton Abbey Trailer PBS Drama tbd
MON / January 5
Mom CBS Comedy 8:30p
New night; the show is swapping time periods with The Millers (which moves to Thursdays).
THU / January 8
The Millers CBS Comedy 8:30p
New night (moving from Mondays).
SUN / January 11
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards SPECIAL NBC Special/Live event 8p ET
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host for the third straight year.
SUN / February 1
Kitten Bowl II SPECIAL Hallmark Feline sports tbd
Puppy Bowl XI SPECIAL Animal Planet Canine sports tbd
Super Bowl XLIX SPECIAL NBC Sports/Live event tbd
A special episode of The Blacklist will follow the game. (Sadly, a puppy version of The Blaklist with dogs dressed up as humans will not follow the Puppy Bowl.)
THU / February 5
The Blacklist NBC Drama 9p
Series returns from winter hiatus in a new time slot.
SUN / February 15
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special SPECIAL NBC Comedy 8p
Three-hour live special.
SUN / February 22
87th Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL ABC Special/Live event 4p
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron return as producers for the third straight year.
SUN / March 29
Call the Midwife PBS Drama 8p
U.S. debut of season 4 of the British drama series.
SAT / April 4
Outlander Starz Drama/Sci-fi tbd
Second half of the first season.
SUN / April 19
50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL CBS Special/Live event 8p
MON / May 25
Texas Rising MINISERIES History Drama tbd
Eight-hour miniseries chronicles the Texas Revolution and stars Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, and Kris Kristofferson.
SUN / June 7
69th Annual Tony Awards SPECIAL CBS Special/Live event 8p


Comments (14)

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  • sergio92alves  

    Some new series are missing from this list.
    Garfunkel & Oates: IFC network announced an eight-episode season premiere for Thursday, August 7 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
    Intruders: BBC America announced an eight-episode season premiere for August 23th.

  • danhar  

    how about American Horror Story on October 8 at 10pm

  • cbwdoug  

    How about Transporter: The Series October 18th at 9 and the Librarian December 7th at 8. Both have been listed in TV Guide but not here.

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