TV Premiere Calendar for 2014-15

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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 December 16

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).

December premieres

Show Network Type Time
TUE / December 16
A Chef's Life Holiday Special SPECIAL PBS Documentary/Food 10p
. Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas SPECIAL NBC Animation/Family 8p
Hourlong stop-motion animated holiday special (based loosely on the 2003 theatrical movie Elf and the subsequent Broadway musical spin-off) stars Jim Parsons, Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, and Kate Micucci.
Real World: Skeletons Trailer MTV Reality 10p
Secrets of the Arsenal NEW Am. Heroes Documentary 10p
Taco Trip NEW Cooking Food/Travel/Reality 9:30p ET
Tapia SPECIAL HBO Documentary/Sports 11p
Total Riff Off SPECIAL Nat Geo Wild Comedy/Nature 9p
WED / December 17
Michael Bublé's Christmas in New York SPECIAL NBC Music 8p
The Sing-Off SPECIAL NBC Reality competition 9p
The latest edition of the singing competition will consist solely of tonight's two-hour special. Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump replaces Ben Folds as one of the judges.
Survivor CBS Reality competition 8p
Special two-hour season finale is followed by a live reunion special at 10p.
WWE Tribute to the Troops SPECIAL USA Variety 8p
THU / December 18
The Colbert Report FINALE Comedy Central Comedy/Talk 11:30p
Series finale.
Conan To Go SPECIAL TBS Comedy/Talk 10p
Primetime special highlights the best segments from the first four years of Conan.
Funniest Commercials of the Year SPECIAL Spike Special 10p
For purposes of comparison, commercial breaks will be filled with only mildly funny advertisements.
Party Down South: Christmas Hangover SPECIAL CMT Reality 8p
The People Magazine Awards SPECIAL NBC Special/Live event 9p
Nick Cannon hosts.
FRI / December 19
. All Hail King Julien NEW Netflix Animation/Family 12:01a
Animated spinoff from the Madagascar film series. The first five 22-minute episodes can be streamed today; additional episodes will be released in groups throughout 2015.
Christmas in Washington SPECIAL TNT Music 8p
Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir SPECIAL PBS Music 9p
A Home for the Holidays SPECIAL CBS Variety 9p
Annual holiday special will feature performances by Earth Wind & Fire, Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Hudson, Train, and Jillian Michaels.
SAT / December 20
How to Make a Man SPECIAL Esquire Special 10:30p
Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? ID Reality 8p
SUN / December 21
Asian Tsunami: The Deadliest Wave SPECIAL Smithsonian Documentary 8p
Thicker Than Water Bravo Reality 9p
MON / December 22
The Kennedy Wedding: Jason and Lauren Get Married SPECIAL E! Special 8p
Tiny House Hunting NEW FYI Reality 10p ET
Tiny House Nation FYI Reality 9p ET
TUE / December 23
. Mozart in the Jungle NEW Trailer Full 1st episode Amazon Comedy/Drama 12:01a
This dramedy set behind the scenes at the New York Symphony comes from Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola. Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Lola Kirke, and Hannah Dunne star, while guests include Malcolm McDowell and Bernadette Peters. All 10 episodes are available to stream today for Amazon Prime members.
One Direction: The TV Special SPECIAL NBC Music 8p
The Year: 2014 SPECIAL ABC News 9p
WED / December 24
Christmas at the Cathedral—Holy Family SPECIAL CBS Music 11:35p
The Wrong Mans Trailer Hulu Comedy n/a
THU / December 25
Black Mirror: White Christmas SPECIAL DirecTV Drama/Sci-fi 9:30p
Special 90-minute episode of the UK cult hit series Black Mirror stars Jon Hamm.
Call the Midwife Holiday Special SPECIAL PBS Drama 8p
Vicious Holiday Special SPECIAL PBS Comedy 9:30p
FRI / December 26
American Masters: Bing Crosby SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
The Next Mega Tsunami SPECIAL Nat Geo Science/Nature 9p
Now That's Funny! On Set with TV's Hottest Comedies: A Paley Center for Media Special SPECIAL CBS Comedy/Special 8p
Aisha Tyler hosts a 90-minute behind-the-scenes look at Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Key & Peele, Parks and Rec, and other current TV comedy series.
SAT / December 27
Michael Sam MOVIE OWN Documentary 9p
WWE Tribute to the Troops SPECIAL NBC Variety 8p
SUN / December 28
The Great British Baking Show NEW PBS Reality competition 8p
USA premiere of the UK baking competition known overseas as The Great British Bake Off.
TUE / December 30
37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors SPECIAL CBS Special 9p
Stephen Colbert hosts. This year's honorees include Tom Hanks, Al Green, Sting, and Lily Tomlin.
WED / December 31
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015 SPECIAL ABC Special/Live event 8p
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again SPECIAL HBO Documentary 9p
New Year's Eve With Carson Daly SPECIAL NBC Special/Live event 10p
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.)

January 2015 premieres

Show Network Type Time
THU / January 1
Big Women: Big Love NEW Lifetime Reality 10p
Little Women: LA Lifetime Reality 9p
Ridiculousness MTV Comedy 10:30p
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory Trailer MTV Comedy/Reality 10p
FRI / January 2
Alaskan Bush People Discovery Reality 10p
Love It or List It, Too HGTV Reality 9p
Off the Map with Shannen & Holly NEW GAC Reality 11p
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta TLC Reality 9p
Undercover Boss CBS Reality 8p
New day (moving from Sundays).
SAT / January 3
Raising Whitley OWN Reality 9p
Sag Harbor SPECIAL OWN Reality 10p
SUN / January 4
The Celebrity Apprentice NBC Reality competition 9p
The latest "celebrity" edition of the Donald Trump-hosted competition will feature Vivica A. Fox, Gilbert Gottfried, Terrell Owens, Johnny Damon, Lorenzo Lamas, Geraldo Rivera, Ian Ziering, Leeza Gibbons, Keshia Knight Pulliam, and other household names (provided that your household watches a lot of reality television and/or grew up in the 1980s). Special two-hour Sunday premeire; subsequent episodes will air Monday nights from 8-10p.
. Downton Abbey Trailer PBS Drama 9p
. Galavant NEW ABC Comedy/Fantasy/Musical 8p
This experiment from writer Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love., recently canceled ABC sitcom The Neighbors) is an original musical fairy-tale comedy described by network executives as "Camelot meets The Princess Bride". Joshua Sasse stars as a down-on-his-luck hero who plots revenge against the evil king (Timothy Omundson) who stole the love of his life (Mallory Jansen). The short series (temporarily displacing Once Upon a Time, which returns March 1st) features original music from Broadway and film vets Alan Menken and Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid).
Million Dollar American Princesses NEW Smithsonian Reality 8p
Sister Wives TLC Reality 9p
Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge CMT Reality competition 8p
Thicker Than Water Bravo Reality 9p
Ultimate Survival Alaska Nat Geo Reality competition 9p
Worst Cooks in America Food Reality 9p
MON / January 5
Antiques Roadshow PBS Reality 8p
The Bachelor ABC Reality competition 8p
Live three-hour premiere.
Fatal Attraction TV One Reality 10p
Love It or List It HGTV Reality 9p
TUE / January 6
The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II MTV Reality competition 11p
Child Genius NEW Lifetime Reality competition 10p
Cougar Town TBS Comedy tbd
Final season premiere.
Dance Moms Lifetime Reality 9p
Fixer Upper HGTV Reality 9p
Framework NEW Spike Reality competition 10p
New competition series hosted by Common finds furniture designers competing for a $100,000 prize.
The Haves and the Have Nots OWN Drama 9p
Living Different NEW Oxygen Reality 9p
. Marvel's Agent Carter NEW Trailer ABC Drama/Action 8p
This spin-off from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finds Hayley Atwell reprising her Agent Peggy Carter from the Captain America films as well as a short film that appeared on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray. It is actually the latter that serves as a stepping-off point for this series, which will find Carter navigating life as a single woman in 1946 while attempting to make the most of her job working for the covert Strategic Scientific Reserve. James D'Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, and Shea Whigham also star. The short first season will conclude after eight weeks, and S.H.I.E.L.D. will return from its hiatus in this timeslot on March 3rd. Tonight's episode runs 2 hours.
MasterChef Junior Fox Reality competition 8p
Pretty Little Liars ABC Family Drama 8p
Switched at Birth ABC Family Drama 9p
Wild Transport NEW A&E Reality 10p
WED / January 7
American Idol Fox Reality competition 8p
Three hour premiere continues on Thursday 1/8 from 8-10p.
The Art Of Ovation Reality 10p ET
Baggage on the Road NEW GSN Game show 9p
. Empire NEW Trailer Fox Drama 9p
Hip-hop family soap—with original music from Timbaland—comes from Lee Daniels and his The Butler screenwriter Danny Strong (also an Emmy winner for Game Change). Terrence Howard stars as rap mogul Lucious Lyon, who must choose a successor from among his three very different sons when he learns that he has a life-altering disease, while simultaneously fighting off a challenge from his ex-wife (Taraji P. Henson). Gabourey Sidibe, Courtney Love, Malik Yoba, and Naomi Campbell also star.
. Hindsight NEW Trailer VH1 Drama 10p
A woman gets a chance to go back to 1995 and re-live her adult life in this rare VH1 scripted series.
Love Thy Neighbor OWN Comedy 9p
The Mentalist CBS Drama 8p
New day and time.
My 600-LB Life TLC Reality 9p
People's Choice Awards 2015 SPECIAL CBS Special/Live event 9p
Anna Faris and Allison Janney host. (Tape-delayed on West Coast.)
Property Brothers HGTV Reality 9p
SWV Reunited WE Reality 10p
THU / January 8
Alaska: Battle on the Bay NEW Animal Planet Reality 10p
Archer Trailer FX Animation/Comedy 10p
. Babylon NEW Sundance Comedy/Drama 10p
Six part Sundance original series (a co-production with the UK's Channel 4) comes from filmmaker Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) as well as Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, the pair behind the long-running UK cult comedy Peep Show. This workplace satire—where the workplace in question involves the highest levels of London's police force—stars Brit Marling and James Nesbitt.
Expedition Unknown NEW Travel Reality 9p
Love Thy Sister NEW WE Reality 10p
Portlandia Trailer IFC Comedy 10p
Guests for this fifth season include Paul Reubens, Anna Gunn, Seth Meyers, Jeff Goldblum, Steve Buscemi, Matt Groening, Greta Gerwig, Olivia Wilde, Kyle MacLachlan, Kumail Nanjiani, Natasha Lyonne, Paul Simon, Parker Posey, Jane Lynch, and Oscar the Grouch.
FRI / January 9
. Banshee Trailer Cinemax Drama 10p
CMT's Ultimate Kickoff Party SPECIAL CMT Music/Live event 9p ET
Cold Justice TNT Reality 8p
Comedy Bang! Bang! IFC Comedy 11p
Premiere of the expanded fourth season. Upcoming guests include Maya Rudolph, Ty Burrell, Mark Duplass, Schoolboy Q, and Simon Helberg.
Glee Trailer Fox Drama/Musical 8p
Two-hour season premiere. The series moves to Friday nights for its shortened final season (which will run for 13 episodes). Subsequent episodes will air at 9p, culminating in a two-hour finale on Friday, March 20 at 8p.
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars WE Reality 9p
Masters of Illusion CW Reality 8p
Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground SPECIAL Comedy Central Comedy Midnight
Treehouse Masters Animal Planet Reality 10p
SAT / January 10
All About Sex NEW TLC Talk 11p
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.
Episodes Showtime Comedy 10:30p
Girls Trailer #1 Trailer #2 HBO Comedy 9p
House of Lies Showtime Comedy 10p
Looking Trailer HBO Comedy 10p
Shameless Trailer Showtime Comedy/Drama 9p
. Togetherness NEW Trailer HBO Comedy 9:30p
New comedy from the Duplass brothers finds two couples living under the same roof in Los Angeles. Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Steve Zissis, and Amanda Peet star.
MON / January 12
. Eye Candy NEW Trailer MTV Drama/Thriller 10p
Victoria Justice stars as a young computer hacker in a 10-episode adaptation of R.L. Stine's novel.
Friends to Lovers? NEW Bravo Reality 10p
TUE / January 13
Discovering Lucy Angel NEW AXS Reality 9p ET
Face Off Syfy Reality competition 9p
Genealogy Roadshow PBS Reality 8p
Kroll Show Trailer Comedy Central Comedy 10:30p
Guests for this third (and final) season include Aziz Ansari, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen, Paget Brewster, and Casey Wilson.
Married at First Sight: The First Year NEW FYI Reality 9p
Mikie Saves the Date NEW FYI Reality 10p
My Big Fat Fabulous Life NEW TLC Reality 10p
Parks and Recreation NBC Comedy 8p
Final season premiere. Airs in this new Tuesday timeslot as back-to-back episodes each week until the one-hour series finale on February 24.
Restaurant Startup CNBC Reality competition 10p
WED / January 14
Baby Daddy ABC Family Comedy 8:30p
Broad City Trailer Clip Comedy Central Comedy 10:30p
The acclaimed comedy's sophomore season will feature guest appearances by Amy Ryan, Seth Rogen, Kumail Nanjiani, Janeane Garolfalo, David Wain, Patricia Clarkson, and Alia Shawkat.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia FXX Comedy 10p
. Man Seeking Woman NEW FXX Comedy 10:30p
Jay Baruchel experiences the ups and downs (well, mainly just the downs) of dating in this new comedy series that also stars Eric Andre and is based on Simon Rich's short story collection The Last Girlfriend on Earth.
Melissa & Joey ABC Family Comedy 8p
Rock This Boat NEW Pop Reality 8p
Series marks the launch of the new Pop network, formerly known as TVGN (or TV Guide Network).
. The Story Behind NEW Pop Reality 9p
Workaholics Trailer Comedy Central Comedy 10p
Guests for the 5th season include Jack Black, Curtis Armstrong, Dolph Lundgren, and Jerry O'Connell.
THU / January 15
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards SPECIAL A&E Special/Live event tbd
50 Ways to Kill Your Mother NEW Disc. Life Reality 10p
Breaking Point NEW ID Reality 10p
Outrageous Births: Tales From the Crib NEW Disc. Life Reality 9p
SmackDown Syfy Sports-ish 8p
WWE series moves to a new night (from Fridays).
The World Dog Awards SPECIAL CW Special 8p
Possibly the only ceremony this awards season where Boyhood won't be nominated.
FRI / January 16
. 12 Monkeys NEW Trailer Syfy Sci-fi 9p
Aaron Stanford (Nikita) stars in a new series based on Terry Gilliam's 1995 time-travel thriller.
. The Fall Netflix Drama 12:01a
The British crime drama starring Gillian Anderson returns for a 2nd season (exclusive to Netflix in the U.S.); all 6 episodes stream today.
Helix Syfy Sci-fi 10p
NY ER NEW Disc. Life Reality 10p
World's Funniest Fails NEW Fox Reality 8p
Hourlong viral video showcase is based on the YouTube channel FailArmy. Terry Crews hosts.
SAT / January 17
Beverly Hills Pawn Reelz Reality 9p
Body Bizarre NEW Disc. Life Reality 9p
The Musketeers BBC America Drama/Adventure 9p
My Big Redneck Family CMT Reality 10p
Smartest Animals in America SPECIAL GAC Special 8p
. Whitney MOVIE Trailer Lifetime Drama 8p
Whitney Houston biopic is the directorial debut for Angela Bassett.
SUN / January 18
Austin & Ally Disney Comedy 8p
Christina Milian Turned Up NEW E! Reality 10p
. Grantchester NEW PBS Drama 10p
Six-part British crime drama is set during the 1950s.
Hoarding: Behind Closed Doors NEW Disc. Life Reality 10p
K.C. Undercover NEW Trailer Disney Comedy 8:30p
MON / January 19
Chasing Life ABC Family Drama 9p
The Fosters ABC Family Drama 8p
. The Nightly Show with
Larry Wilmore
NEW Trailer
Comedy Central Comedy/Talk 11:30p
Formerly known as The Minority Report, Wimore's new show will air Monday through Thursday nights as a companion to The Daily Show, filling the slot previously occupied by The Colbert Report.
TUE / January 20
Justified FX Drama 10p
Final season premiere.
The Short Game NEW Esquire Reality 10p
WED / January 21
. Best New Restaurant NEW Bravo Reality competition 10p
The Mistress NEW Disc. Life Reality 10p
THU / January 22
. Backstrom NEW Fox Drama 9p
Set in Portland, Oregon, this 13-episode, hour-long, comedic crime procedural from Bones creator Hart Hanson is based on the Swedish book series by Leif G.W. Persson and stars Rainn Wilson.
Million Dollar Critic NEW BBC America Reality 10p
Nightwatch NEW A&E Reality 10p
. This Is Not Happening NEW Comedy Central Comedy 12:30a
Comedic storytelling series is hosted by Ari Shaffir ... at a strip club. Guests will include Rob Corddry, Paul Scheer, Keegan-Michael Key, Marc Maron, and D.L. Hughley.
World's Worst Mom NEW Disc. Life Reality 9p
FRI / January 23
Bring It! Lifetime Reality 9p
Iliza Shlesinger: Freezing Hot Netflix Comedy 12:01a
King of the Nerds Trailer TBS Reality competition 9p
Love, Lust or Run NEW TLC Reality 9p
Preachers' Daughters Lifetime Reality 10p
SAT / January 24
Black Sails Starz Drama/Adventure 9p
With This Ring MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
SUN / January 25
63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant SPECIAL NBC Special/Live event 8p
. Sons of Liberty MINISERIES History Drama 9p
Three-night, six-hour scripted miniseries is set at the beginning of the American Revolution. Ben Barnes, Ryan Eggold, Michael Raymond-James, Rafe Spall, Jason O'Mara, Henry Thomas, and Dean Norris star. Concludes Monday and Tuesday nights at 9p.
MON / January 26
Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2015 SPECIAL CBS Special 8p
TUE / January 27
Sirens USA Comedy 10p
WED / January 28
The Americans Trailer FX Drama 10p
Suits USA Drama 10p
THU / January 29
Duff Till Dawn NEW Food Reality competition 10:30p
FRI / January 30
Shakespeare Uncovered PBS Documentary 9p
SAT / January 31
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen SPECIAL HBO Comedy 9p

Later 2015 premieres

Show Network Type Time
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
Katy Perry performs at halftime. 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.)
TUE / Feburary 3
Street Art Throwdown NEW Oxygen Reality competition 9p
WED / February 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.
Earth: A New Wild MINISERIES Trailer PBS Documentary/Nature 9p
. Fresh Off the Boat NEW 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.
THU / February 5
. Allegiance NEW 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.
Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding SPECIAL E! Reality 8p
FRI / February 6
Meet My Valentine MOVIE ION Drama 9p
SUN / February 8
57th Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL CBS Special/Live event 8p
. Better Call Saul NEW Teaser Clip 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.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver HBO Comedy/Talk 11p
Talking Dead AMC Talk 11p
The Walking Dead Trailer AMC Drama/Action/Horror 9p
WED / February 11
. Schitt's Creek NEW 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
Style by Jury NEW TLC Reality 9:30p
SUN / February 15
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special SPECIAL NBC Comedy 8p
Three-hour live special.
MON / February 16
Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life—An All Star Grammy Salute SPECIAL CBS Music 9p
TUE / February 17
The Italian Americans SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
Perception TNT Drama 10p
Rizzoli & Isles TNT Drama 9p
WED / February 18
The Mentalist FINALE CBS Drama 8p
Two-hour series finale.
Preachers of Detroit NEW Oxygen Reality 10p
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
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.
TUE / February 24
Parks and Recreation FINALE NBC Comedy 8p
One-hour series finale.
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. Series moves back to Fridays at 8p beginning 2/27.
Survivor CBS Reality competition 8p
Special 90-minute season premiere.
THU / February 26
Mom CBS Comedy 9:30p
New time.
FRI / February 27
House of Cards Netflix Drama 12:01a
SUN / March 1
. 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.
. The Last Man on Earth NEW Fox Comedy 9:00p
Boasting the riskiest/oddest premise out of 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 wipes out the 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 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 while out for a jog, only to find himself accused of being the murderer. Tonight's premiere runs for two hours.
MON / March 2
The Following Fox Drama 8p
Two-hour season premiere; subsequent episodes will air Mondays at 9p.
TUE / March 3
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
. 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.
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.
SUN / March 8
Night of Too Many Stars SPECIAL Comedy Central Comedy tbd
Jon Stewart returns as host for this autism fundraiser.
SUN / March 15
. 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.
TUE / March 17
. 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).
FRI / March 20
Glee FINALE Fox Drama/Musical 8p
Two-hour series finale.
mtvU Woodie Awards SPECIAL mtvU Special/Live event tbd
MON / March 23
. 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 kicked out of their parents' house. Kathy Baker, Stephen Tobolowsky, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Michael Madsen also star.
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.
MON / March 30
Cancer: The Emperor of
All Maladies MINISERIES Trailer
PBS Documentary 9p
TUE / March 31
. The Dovekeepers MINISERIES 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.
. 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.
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.
. 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.
. Wolf Hall NEW 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.
SUN / April 12
2015 MTV Movie Awards SPECIAL MTV Special/Live event tbd
Amy Schumer hosts.
SUN / April 19
50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL CBS Special/Live event 8p
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.
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.
WED / May 20
Late Show With David Letterman FINALE CBS Comedy/Talk 11:30p
Series finale.
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
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

 

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  • FleshWorld  

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  • 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

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    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/

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

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    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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