Winter/Spring TV Premiere Calendar

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This is the permanent home of our TV premiere calendar. Bookmark this page; we'll update it daily throughout the year. Updated January 29

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).

January premieres

Show Network Type Time
THU / January 29
. Breaking Greenville NEW truTV Reality 10:30p
Duff Till Dawn NEW Food Reality competition 10:30p
. Fortitude NEW Trailer Pivot Drama 10p
Pivot's first original drama series (co-produced with British network Sky) is set in a tiny Arctic town where a brutal murder upends daily life for the town's residents. Stanley Tucci, Richard Dormer, Michael Gambon, and Christopher Eccleston star, and the series comes from Simon Donald, creator of the original UK version of Low Winter Sun.
Parenthood FINALE NBC Drama 10p
Series finale.
FRI / January 30
Key & Peele Super Bowl Special SPECIAL Clip Comedy Central Comedy 10p
New one-hour Key & Peele sketch comedy special themed around the NFL playoffs.
Shakespeare Uncovered PBS Documentary 9p
SAT / January 31
Beautiful & Twisted MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
Rob Lowe, Paz Vega, and Candice Bergen star.
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen SPECIAL HBO Comedy 9p

February premieres

Show Network Type Time
SUN / February 1
Fish Bowl II SPECIAL Trailer Nat Geo Wild Something fishy 6p
Kitten Bowl II SPECIAL Hallmark Feline sports Noon
Puppy Bowl XI SPECIAL Animal Planet Canine sports 3p
Katty Furry performs (purrforms?) at halftime in the premiere Super Bowl-adjacent animal event of the year.
Super Bowl XLIX SPECIAL NBC Sports/Live event 6:30p ET
Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz perform at halftime. A special episode of The Blacklist will follow the game. (Will an all-dog version of The Blacklist follow the Puppy Bowl? No it will not.)
Toddler Bowl SPECIAL TLC Tiny sports Noon
Small humans engage in a series of competitions. Who will be the second toughest in the infants?
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon SPECIAL NBC Comedy/Talk tbd
Special live episode (from Phoenix) airs following the Super Bowl (and the special episode of The Blacklist that follows the game). Will Ferrell, Ariana Grande, and Kevin Hart guest.
MON / February 2
Appalachian Outlaws History Reality 10p
Kids Baking Championship NEW Food Reality competition 8p
Swamp People History Reality 9p
Unwrapped 2.0 NEW Cooking Reality/Food 10p ET
TUE / Feburary 3
Being Mary Jane Trailer BET Drama 10p
Grammy Prediction Special SPECIAL AXS Talk/Music 10p ET
Street Art Throwdown NEW Oxygen Reality competition 9p
WED / February 4
Earth: A New Wild MINISERIES Trailer PBS Documentary/Nature 9p
. Fresh Off the Boat NEW Trailer ABC Comedy 8:30p/9:30p
Adaptation of Eddie Huang's hit memoir of the same name focuses on the future New York restaurateur's life as an 11-year-old hip-hop fan who moves with his family from DC's Chinatown to exotic suburban Orlando, Florida. The series comes from Nahnatchka Khan, creator of Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23. Special sneak preview tonight with new episodes at both 8:30p and 9:30p. The series will normally air Tuesdays at 8p beginning February 10.
Match Made in Heaven NEW WE Reality 10p
THU / February 5
. Allegiance NEW Trailer NBC Drama 10p
It's Homeland meets The Americans in this adaptation of the Israeli series The Gordin Cell, which centers on a CIA agent who discovers that his parents are actually covert Russian spies who are planning a terrorist attack in the United States. Gavin Stenhouse (Person of Interest), Hope Davis (In Treatment), and Scott Cohen (Necessary Roughness) star.
The Blacklist NBC Drama 9p
Series returns from winter hiatus in a new time slot.
Broke A$$ Game Show NEW MTV Game show/Comedy 11p
Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding SPECIAL E! Reality 8p
FRI / February 6
46th NAACP Image Awards SPECIAL TV One Special/Live event 9p
Ever After High: Spring Unsprung NEW Netflix Animation/Family 12:01a
Matt Braunger: Big, Dumb Animal SPECIAL Comedy Central Comedy Midnight
Meet My Valentine MOVIE ION Drama 9p
Sex Sent Me to the Slammer NEW ID Reality 10p
SAT / February 7
Megachurch Murder MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
What Could Possibly Go Wrong? NEW Science Reality 10p
SUN / February 8
57th Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL CBS Special/Live event 8p
LL Cool J returns as host. Delayed on the West Coast.
. Better Call Saul NEW
Clip Trailer Trailer #2
AMC Comedy 10p
Highly anticipated Breaking Bad prequel/spin-off centers on Bob Odenkirk's attorney character. A second new episode airs the following night (Monday, February 9) at 10p, with subsequent episodes appearing in that 10p Monday timeslot.
Coaching Bad NEW Trailer Spike Reality 10p
. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst MINISERIES
Trailer HBO Documentary tbd
In the vein of the hit podcast Serial and the great TV documentary series The Staircase comes this equally twisty and ambiguous true crime story from Capturing the Friedmans director Andrew Jarecki. Unfolding over six episodes, the documentary is the result of a seven-year investigation into the life of Robert Durst, who grew up the son of a New York real estate billionaire and was accused of three murders over a 20-year span, including those of his wife, a key witness to the case, and a neighbor in Galveston, Texas (where Durst had been living a double life dressed as a woman and as the woman's male friend). Durst, who cooperated with the filmmaker, maintains his innocence and has not been convicted of any of the crimes.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Trailer HBO Comedy/Talk 11p
Legend of the Superstition Mountains NEW History Reality 10p
Talking Dead AMC Talk 11p
The Walking Dead Trailer AMC Drama/Action/Horror 9p
WED / February 11
Alaska State Troopers Nat Geo Reality 9p
Building Wonders NEW Trailer PBS Documentary 9p
R&B Divas LA TV One Reality 10p
. Schitt's Creek NEW Trailer Pop Comedy 10p
Pop's first original scripted series is a sitcom starring former SCTV members Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, plus Chris Elliott.
THU / February 12
. The Slap NEW NBC Drama 8p
A remake of an Australian miniseries, this 8-hour event series begins with a seemingly inconsequential slap of a misbehaving child, which sets off a chain of events that threatens to pull apart a family. Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman, Thandie Newton, Melissa George, Zachary Quinto, and Thomas Sadoski star, while Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) directs.
FRI / February 13
Bad Hair Day MOVIE Disney Comedy 8p
. Bosch NEW Trailer Full 1st episode Amazon Drama 12:01a
Amazon's first hourlong original drama is a stylish adaptation of Michael Connelly's detective novel series from Treme/The Wire producer Eric Overmyer. (Connelly himself co-wrote the script for the pilot and signed off on the casting.) Titus Welliver (Lost) stars as LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, who must track down the killer of a 13-year-old boy while also facing federal murder charges himself. The cast also includes The Wire alumni Lance Reddick and Jamie Hector, plus Annie Wersching (Extant), Sarah Clarke (24), Jason Gedrick (Luck), and Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead). All 10 episodes stream today.
Dinner with Family with Brett Gelman and Brett Gelman's Family SPECIAL Adult Swim Comedy 12:30a
Mako Mermaids NEW Netflix Family/Comedy 12:01a
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero NEW Disney XD Animation/Comedy/Family 9:45p
SAT / February 14
Back to School Mom MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up MOVIE HBO Comedy/Documentary tbd
SUN / February 15
Comic Book Men AMC Reality Midnight
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special SPECIAL NBC Comedy 8p
Three-hour live special.
Wicked Tuna Nat Geo Reality 9p
Wild Australia NEW Nat Geo Wild Reality 9p
MON / February 16
. The Book of Negroes MINISERIES BET Drama 8p
Three night, six-part miniseries adaptation of Lawrence Hill's novel about the slave trade stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gossett, Jr., and Aunjanue Ellis.
Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life—An All Star Grammy Salute SPECIAL CBS Music 9p
Tribute concert includes performances by Chris Martin, Janelle Monáe, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Willie Nelson, Usher, and Ed Sheeran.
TUE / February 17
139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show SPECIAL USA Live event 8p
Annual event provides the answer to the eternal question: Who's a good boy?
Americarna Velocity Reality 10p
The Italian Americans SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
Our Little Family NEW TLC Reality 10p
Perception TNT Drama 10p
Repeat After Me NEW ABC Reality 8:30p
Wendi McLendon-Covey hosts a new comedic reality series inspired by a segment on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in which the host secretly instructs celebrity guests (through an earpiece) in hidden-camera interactions with the general public.
Rizzoli & Isles TNT Drama 9p
WED / February 18
The Mentalist FINALE CBS Drama 8p
Two-hour series finale.
THU / February 19
. The Odd Couple NEW CBS Comedy 8:30p
Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon star in the latest TV version of Neil Simon's classic play. Note that Mom, which previously aired in this time period, will move to 9:30p beginning Feb. 26.
Two and a Half Men FINALE CBS Comedy 9p
One-hour series finale.
Vikings History Drama/Adventure 10p
FRI / February 20
Bagboy SPECIAL Adult Swim Comedy 12:30a
John C. Reilly reprises his Awesome Show/Check It Out character of Dr. Steve Brule for this half-hour special that is structured as a fake low-budget TV pilot starring Brule as a supermarket employee.
Cesar Millan: Viva Las Vegas! SPECIAL Nat Geo Wild Reality 9p
Insane Pools: Off the Deep End NEW Animal Planet Reality 9p
The Jack and Triumph Show NEW Adult Swim Comedy 11:30p
Multi-camera comedy (which will also feature remote on-the-street segments) stars Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog as former child stars.
Preachers of Detroit NEW Oxygen Reality 8p
Style by Jury NEW TLC Reality 9:30p
SAT / February 21
23rd Annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards SPECIAL Reelz Special 7p ET
30th Independent Spirit Awards SPECIAL IFC Special/Live event 5p ET
Unlike in recent years, the ceremony will be broadcast live nationwide. Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell host.
Kobe Bryant's Muse MOVIE Showtime Documentary/Sports 9p
Original feature-length documentary focuses on the Los Angeles Lakers star. Feel free to shut down the film about two-thirds of the way through to save it for next season.
SUN / February 22
87th Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL ABC Special/Live event 4p
Neil Patrick Harris hosts for the first time, while Craig Zadan and Neil Meron return as producers for the third straight year.
Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars SPECIAL ABC Comedy/Talk 11:30p ET / 10p PT
MON / February 23
Hate in America SPECIAL ID Documentary 8p
TUE / February 24
Gangland Undercover NEW History Drama 10p
Outlaw Country NEW WGN Reality 10p
Parks and Recreation FINALE NBC Comedy 10p
One-hour series finale airs at a special time after The Voice.
Who Do You Think You Are? Trailer TLC Reality 10p
WED / February 25
The Amazing Race CBS Reality competition 9:30p
Special 90-minute season premiere. This season, the show's 26th, will feature 16 dating couples—including 10 that are "blind dates" meeting for the first time on the show, and one featuring former New Kids on the Block member Jonathan Knight. Series moves back to Fridays at 8p beginning 2/27.
Catfish: The TV Show Trailer MTV Reality 10p
Kosher Soul NEW Lifetime Reality 10p
Survivor CBS Reality competition 8p
Special 90-minute season premiere of the 30th season, subtitled Worlds Apart, which features tribes divided into white collar, blue collar, and "free spirits" (no collar?).
THU / February 26
Mom CBS Comedy 9:30p
New time.
Party Down South CMT Reality 9p
The Victoria's Secret Swim Special SPECIAL CBS Special 10p
Welcome to Myrtle Manor Trailer TLC Reality 10p
FRI / February 27
Cesar 911 Nat Geo Wild Reality 9p
Hot Package Adult Swim Comedy 12:30a
House of Cards Trailer Netflix Drama 12:01a
Sex Box NEW Trailer WE Reality 10p
SAT / February 28
. The Good Witch NEW Hallmark Drama/Fantasy 8p
New series based on the Hallmark Channel movies stars Catherine Bell and James Denton.
Shania: Still the One Live From VegasSPECIAL ABC Music 9p

March premieres

Show Network Type Time
SUN / March 1
All-Star Academy NEW Food Reality competition 9p
. Battle Creek NEW CBS Drama 10p
Originally created a dozen years ago by Vince Gilligan—but only recently greenlit by CBS after Gilligan's other show, Breaking Bad, demonstrated just how good a TV series could be—this much lighter crime drama stars Dean Winters (30 Rock) as a cynical, gruff, no-nonsense police detective working with extremely limited resources who teams up with a naive, polite, clean-cut, and well-funded FBI agent (Josh Duhamel) to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Michigan. Gilligan won't have much day-to-day involvement (since he'll be busy with Better Call Saul), but House creator David Shore will serve as showrunner.
Bob's Burgers Fox Animation/Comedy 7:30p
New (old) time period.
Intervention A&E Reality 9p
. The Last Man on Earth NEW Trailer Fox Comedy 9:00p
Boasting the riskiest/oddest premiseof this season's new shows, Earth is a collaboration between Will Forte and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) and features Forte as the show's lone actor, literally playing the last man on the planet in the year 2022 after an unlikely event wipesthe rest of the world's population. Tonight's premiere runs for one hour; subsequent episodes will air Sundays at 9:30p.
Once Upon a Time ABC Drama/Fantasy 8p
Returns from hiatus.
. Secrets and Lies NEW Trailer ABC Drama 9p
Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis star in a 10-episode mystery (based on the Australian miniseries of the same name) about a man who stumbles across the dead body of his neighbor's young son whilefor a jog, only to find himself accused of being the murderer. Tonight's premiere runs for two hours.
MON / March 2
The Following Trailer Fox Drama 8p
Two-hour season premiere; subsequent episodes will air Mondays at 9p.
RuPaul's Drag Race Trailer Logo Reality competition 9p
Shahs of Sunset Bravo Reality 9p
TUE / March 3
Billy & Billie NEW Trailer DirecTV Drama 8p
Neil LaBute's DirecTV drama series stars Adam Brody and Lisa Joyce star as step-siblings who fall in love with each other.
Born in the Wild NEW Lifetime Reality 10p
Hell's Kitchen Fox Reality competition 8p
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC Drama/Action 9p
Returns from h.i.a.t.u.s.
WED / March 4
Broadchurch Trailer BBC America Drama 10p
David Tennant and Olivia Colman return as stars for a second season of the acclaimed British crime drama.
. CSI: Cyber NEW CBS Drama 10p
The fourth entry in the CSI franchise stars Patricia Arquette as the head of the FBI's Cyber Crime Division, where she works with the likes of James Van Der Beek and Peter MacNicol.
My City's Just Not That Into Me NEW FYI Reality 10p
THU / March 5
. American Crime NEW ABC Drama 10p
Gritty drama series from recent Oscar winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) examines the impact of a tragic crime on the residents of racially divided California farm town Modesto. The ensemble cast includes Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives), Timothy Hutton (Leverage), Benito Martinez (The Shield), W. Earl Brown (Deadwood), and Penelope Ann Miller.
. Dig NEW Trailer USA Drama tbd
Delayed from its fall launch window (war in Israel forced a last-minute location switch), this Jerusalem-set murder mystery and Da Vinci Code-style conspiracy thriller comes from Homeland creator Gideon Raff and Heroes creator Tim Kring. Jason Isaacs stars as an FBI agent stationed in Israel whose investigation into the murder of an archeologist uncovers a conspiracy that stretches back for thousands of years. Anne Heche plays his boss (and lover), while the cast also includes Lauren Ambrose, Regina Taylor, Richard E. Grant, and David Costabile (Breaking Bad). The "event series" (which will definitively conclude its story at the end of the season) has been extended to 10 episodes, up from the originally planned six.
FRI / March 6
Moment of Truth NEW ABC Reality/Drama 9p
Special two-hour premiere of new docudrama series that reenacts real-life stories of surviving life-threatening encounters. Series moves to its regular timeslot of Saturdays at 9p beginning the following night.
My Own Man MOVIE Netflix Documentary 12:01a
. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt NEW Trailer Netflix Comedy 12:01a
Originally slated to air on NBC, this first-post 30 Rock project from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock has been shifted to Netflix, which has already renewed the comedy for a second season. Ellie Kemper (The Office) stars as a woman who is attempting to rebuild her life in New York after escaping from a doomsday cult. Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess, and Carol Kane also star, and all 13 episodes will be available to stream today.
SUN / March 8
Night of Too Many Stars SPECIAL Comedy Central Comedy tbd
Jon Stewart returns as host for this autism fundraiser.
MON / March 9
Bates Motel A&E Drama 9p
. The Returned NEW A&E Drama 10p
American remake of the critically acclaimed French series of the same name (which will return for a second season later in 2015 on Sundance) comes from Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Raelle Tucker (True Blood). The large ensemble cast includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mark Pellegrino, Jeremy Sisto, and Michelle Forbes.
TUE / March 10
Newlyweds: The First Year Bravo Reality 10p
Powers NEW Trailer PSN Drama n/a
Available exclusively to PlayStation Network subscribers, this 10-episode, live-action adaptation of the Powers comic book series about a special police homicide division that deals only with superheroes and supervillains stars Sharlto Copley (District 9), Michelle Forbes, Eddie Izzard, and Susan Heyward (The Following). The first three episodes stream today, with an additional new episode arriving each Tuesday through April.
FRI / March 13
Ari Shaffir: Passive Aggressive SPECIAL Comedy Central Comedy Midnight
SUN / March 15
Breaking Borders NEW Travel Reality 9p
. The Royals NEW E! Drama 10p
E!'s first scripted drama series depicts the soapy lives of a fictitious monarchy and stars Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, and Vincent Regan. The series has already been renewed for a second season.
MON / March 16
Dancing With the Stars ABC Reality competition 8p
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
Alex Gibney's documentary profiles eight former members of the controversial "church" and is based on Lawrence Wright's book.
Southern Charm Bravo Reality 10p
TUE / March 17
Community Yahoo Comedy tbd
The 13-episode sixth season of the cult hit finds the Greendale gang moving from NBC to Yahoo, becoming the internet service's highest-profile original series to date. Yvette Nicole Brown (who is moving to CBS's The Odd Couple) is the latest cast member to depart the show, though Community is adding two new regulars in Paget Brewster and Keith David, while Martin Mull and Lesley Ann Warren will guest as Britta's (Gillian Jacobs) parents. Chevy Chase may also return for a cameo. Two new episodes will stream today, with an additional new episode arriving each Tuesday.
. iZombie NEW Trailer CW Drama 9p
Imagine an undead take on Veronica Mars and the result would be something akin to this zombie crime drama, this season's fourth new DC Comics adaptation and the first TV series from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas since Party Down was canceled in 2010. Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time) stars as new "zombie" (though not the Walking Dead kind) who can pass herself off as a living woman but must periodically eat a brain to maintain her memories, intelligence, and what little energy she has left. When she does so, she inherits some of the deceased's thoughts, which she uses to help solve murder cases—the brains come from freshly killed corpses at the coroner's office, where she works as a med student.
. One Big Happy NEW NBC Comedy 9:30p
This Ellen DeGeneres-produced half-hour is almost The New Normal redux, centering on an even more unconventional modern family. Elisha Cuthbert stars as Lizzy, a lesbian who enlists her long-time best friend Luke (Nick Zano) to father her child, with the pair hoping to raise the kid in a platonic relationship. Those plans are thrown askew when Lizzy discovers that she is pregnant on the same night that Luke announces that he has married a woman (Kelly Brook) that he recently met (and whom Lizzy does not like).
WED / March 18
Supernatural CW Drama/Fantasy 9p
Series moves to a new night.
FRI / March 20
. Bloodline NEW Netflix Drama 12:01a
This new thriller from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler stars Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek, and Sam Shepard. All 13 episodes stream today.
Glee FINALE Fox Drama/Musical 8p
Two-hour series finale.
mtvU Woodie Awards SPECIAL mtvU Special/Live event tbd
MON / March 23
It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
. The Late Late Show With James Corden NEW CBS Comedy/Talk 12:30a
English actor/comedian James Corden (Gavin & Stacey, Into the Woods) takes over for the departed Craig Ferguson as host of CBS's later late-night talk show. Reggie Watts (Comedy Bang! Bang!) will serve as bandleader.
WED / March 25
. Big Time in Hollywood, FL NEW Comedy Central Comedy 10:30p
Serialized comedy centers on two delusional brothers (Alex Anfanger, Lenny Jacobson) who claim to be filmmakers. A bigger challenge: learning to live on their own after they are kickedof their parents' house. Kathy Baker, Stephen Tobolowsky, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Michael Madsen also star.
Freak Out ABC Family Reality 8:30p
Full Circle DirecTV Drama 8p
Young & Hungry ABC Family Comedy 8p
THU / March 26
Bones Fox Drama 8p
Returns from hiatus.
SUN / March 29
Call the Midwife PBS Drama 8p
U.S. debut of season 4 of the British drama series.
iHeartRadio Music Awards SPECIAL NBC Music/Live event 8p
MON / March 30
Cancer: The Emperor of
All Maladies MINISERIES Trailer
PBS Documentary 9p
TUE / March 31
. The Dovekeepers MINISERIES Trailer CBS Drama 9p
Four-hour miniseries (which concludes Wed 4/1 at 9p) based on Alice Hoffman's historical novel set in 1st century Israel stars Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan, Kathryn Prescott, Diego Boneta, and Sam Neill.
Finding Carter MTV Drama 10p
. Weird Loners NEW Fox Comedy 9:30p
Weird Loners dares to subvert the proven Friends formula by having only four (not six!) young single friends live in close proximity to each other in New York—specifically, in a Queens townhouse. Becki Newton (Ugly Betty), Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings), Nate Torrence (Hello Ladies), and newcomer Meera Khumbhani star.
. Younger NEW Trailer Clip TV Land Comedy 10p
Created by Darren Star (Sex and the City, Beverly Hills, 90210), this New York-set, single-camera, serialized comedy stars Sutton Foster (of the canceled-too-soon Bunheads) as a 40-year-old newly single mother who attempts to re-enter the working world, only to find out that she's too old for an entry-level position. So, with the help of a makeover from her best friend (Debi Mazar), she attempts to pass herself off as 26. Hilary Duff also stars.

April premieres

Show Network Type Time
THU / April 2
Lip Sync Battle NEW Spike Reality competition tbd
LL Cool J hosts this celebrity competition series from Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant (based on the popular segments seen occasionally on Fallon's Tonight Show).
New Girls on the Block NEW Disc. Life Reality 10p
FRI / April 3
Derek SPECIAL Netflix Comedy 12:01a
New one-hour special continues the Ricky Gervais series that previously aired two seasons on Netflix.
SAT / April 4
Outlander Trailer Starz Drama/Sci-fi tbd
Second half of the first season.
SUN / April 5
. A.D. MINISERIES Trailer NBC Drama 9p
Mark Burnett-produced 12-hour miniseries serves as a sequel to History Channel's 2013 hit The Bible and picks up immediately after the death of Christ.
Mad Men AMC Drama 10p
The critically acclaimed show's final seven-episode run begins tonight.
. Odyssey NEW NBC Drama 10p
NBC is billing this one as a "Traffic"-like action drama, meaning that it tells several different interconnected stories, taking place in a variety of locations. Those stories revolve around a potential international conspiracy—revealed during an American military operation—in which Al Qaeda terrorists are receiving covert funding from a major American corporation. The ensemble cast includes Anna Friel, Peter Facinelli, Jake Robinson, Treat Williams, and Jim True-Frost.
Salem Trailer WGN Drama 10p
Lucy Lawless and Stuart Townsend will recur throughout this second season.
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All MINISERIES HBO Documentary/Music 8p
Four-hour, two-night documentary about the life and career of Frank Sinatra from director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) concludes April 6 at 8p.
. Wolf Hall NEW Trailer PBS Drama tbd
Six-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning historical novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies stars Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance.
WED / April 8
Million Dollar Listing New York Bravo Reality 10p
THU / April 9
The Comedians NEW FX Comedy 10p
Set behind the scenes at a late-night sketch comedy show, this new 13-episode series stars Billy Crystal, Josh Gad, and Dana Delany.
Louie FX Comedy 10:30p
The fifth season of Louis C.K.'s acclaimed series will be shorter than normal, though it was recently extended from 7 episodes to 8.
FRI / April 10
Cedric's Barber Battle NEW CW Reality competition 8p
. Marvel's Daredevil NEW Netflix Action/Sci-fi/Drama 12:01a
The first of what will eventually be five different live-action Marvel shows airing exclusively on Netflix, Daredevil comes from writer-director-producer Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) stars Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) as blind lawyer Matt Murdock, who by night serves as the titular superhero. Rosario Dawson, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Deborah Ann Woll also star, and all 13 episodes will stream today.
. The Messengers NEW Trailer CW Drama/Sci-fi/Fantasy 9p
The CW's latest genre series begins with a group of five seemingly unconnected strangers dying from an energy pulse when a mysterious object crashes into the Earth. But they aren't dead for long. When they awaken a few hours later, they discover that they have gained new superpowers, which they will have to put to good use: it seems that an apocalypse is coming, and these five people are the only ones who can prevent it. Be prepared for plenty of talk about The Man, The Rapture, and the Angels of the Apocalypse.
Whose Line is it Anyway? CW Comedy 8:30p
SAT / April 11
Hollywood Hillbillies Reelz Reality 9p ET
Polka Kings NEW Reelz Reality 9:30p ET
SUN / April 12
2015 MTV Movie Awards SPECIAL MTV Special/Live event tbd
Amy Schumer hosts.
Game of Thrones HBO Fantasy/Drama 9p
Nurse Jackie Showtime Comedy/Drama 9p
Final season premiere.
Silicon Valley HBO Comedy 10p
Veep Trailer HBO Comedy 10:30p
MON / April 13
Living With Lincoln MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
FRI / April 17
Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro SPECIAL Showtime Comedy/Documentary tbd
SAT / April 18
Orphan Black Trailer BBC America Drama/Sci-fi tbd
SUN / April 19
50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL CBS Special/Live event 8p
SUN / April 26
Happyish NEW Showtime Comedy/Drama 9:30p
In a role originally designed for Philip Seymour Hoffman just prior to his death, Steve Coogan stars as a middle-aged advertising executive whose life is thrown into disarray when he gets a new 25-year-old boss. Created by frequent This American Life contributor Shalom Auslander, the dramedy also stars Bradley Whitford and Kathryn Hahn, while Carrie Preston, Andre Royo, and Ellen Barkin will also appear.
Penny Dreadful Trailer Showtime Drama/Horror 10p
MON / April 27
The Day the '60s Died SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
Dick Cavett's Vietnam SPECIAL PBS Documentary 10p
WED / April 29
First Peoples MINISERIES PBS Documentary 10p
Five-part series examines early human evolution.

May premieres

Show Network Type Time
MON / May 4
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
HBO original film is the first authorized biography of the Nirvana frontman and is directed by Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture).
FRI / May 8
Grace and Frankie NEW Netflix Comedy 12:01a
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as "frenemies" who are brought closer together when their husbands leave them—for each other—in this Netflix original comedy series co-created by Marta Kauffman (Friends). Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Brooklyn Decker, Baron Vaughn, and June Diane Raphael also star. All 13 episodes stream today.
THU / May 14
. Wayward Pines NEW Fox Drama 9p
Long-delayed 10-episode "event series" comes from director M. Night Shyamalan and sounds a bit like Twin Peaks lite. Based on Blake Crouch's novel Pines, the thriller is set in a seemingly idyllic small town in the Pacific Northwest, where a Secret Service agent (Matt Dillon) begins a missing persons investigation that quickly reveals a more sinister and creepy side of the town. The good news is that Shyamalan is not writing the series (Playboy Club's Chad Hodge has that responsibility), and the even better news is that the cast is excellent: Melissa Leo, Toby Jones, Juliette Lewis, Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, Reed Diamond, and Shannyn Sossamon will star alongside Dillon.
SUN / May 17
Mad Men FINALE AMC Drama 10p
Series finale.
MON / May 18
Southern Rites MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
WED / May 20
Late Show With David Letterman FINALE CBS Comedy/Talk 11:30p
Series finale.
MON / May 25
The Lion's Mouth Opens MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
Texas Rising MINISERIES History Drama tbd
Eight-hour miniseries chronicles the Texas Revolution and stars Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, and Kris Kristofferson. The first episode will also screen in movie theaters one week early.

Summer premieres

Show Network Type Time
SAT / June 6
Branson Taxi NEW Reelz Reality 9:30p ET
SUN / June 7
69th Annual Tony Awards SPECIAL CBS Special/Live event 8p
MON / June 8
Odd Mom Out NEW Bravo Comedy tbd
Bravo's second scripted series comes from writer/star Jill Kargman and follows a group of wealthy mothers in New York's Upper East Side. Joanna Cassidy and Abby Elliott also star.
SUN / July 12
MTV2 Fan Fest Featuring the MTV2 Fandom Awards SPECIAL MTV2 Special tbd
SUN / August 30
2015 MTV Video Music Awards SPECIAL MTV Special/Live event tbd

Fall premieres

Show Network Type Time
TUE / September 8
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert NEW CBS Comedy/Talk 11:30p

2016 premieres

Show Network Type Time
SUN / January 10, 2016
73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards SPECIAL NBC Special/Live event 8p ET
SUN / January 31
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards SPECIAL TBS/TNT Special/Live event tbd
Grease Live SPECIAL Fox Musical/Live event 7p
New live stage production of the musical Grease will star Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, and other cast members to be named later. Tape-delayed on the West Coast.

 

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  • FleshWorld  

    As a TV addict, this is the most important bookmark on my iPad. Thanks for maintaining this!

  • NotchFilter  

    Excellent. It is good to see that this MetaCritic feature now has a permanent home. Thanks for your efforts!

  • GHQCommander  

    Would be able to import the calendar to my Windows Phone under a TV category

  • okami31  

    NASHVILLE season 2 comes back on January 15...not listed yet here.

  • Art-Vandelay  

    Veep's "type" should be comedy instead of fantasy, shouldn't it?

  • KWater93  

    March is such a disappointing month but at least there is SOMETHING to look forward to! Check out the highlights http://www.s-trip.com/live/marchs-best-returning-tv/

  • silasbodnick  

    This is an absolutely essential bookmark. Thanks so much for keeping it up-to-date.

  • alycat0363  

    I came upon this website and now love it! I am a major tv person, and this is perfect to know all the shows that are starting and also gives me a heads up on new shows that I might like! I would be lost without this! Bookmarked and visited regularly

  • LamontRaymond  

    Bring on Longmire (A&E) - it's the best man's man show on TV.

  • valri0826  

    They are saying Rosemarys Baby second half is on May-15-2014 at 9pm but then looking at that date it shows the American Comedy Awards for that time and date on that channel .??? Which is correct and when is the wrong one actually showing? I want to see both .

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