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).

August premieres

Show Network Type Time
FRI / August 29
George Strait: The Cowboy
Rides Away SPECIAL
CMT Special/Music 7p
Heather McDonald: I Don't Mean to
Brag SPECIAL
Showtime Comedy 9p
Stand-up special.
Jim Jeffries: Bare SPECIAL Trailer Netflix Comedy 12:01a
Stand-up special.
SAT / August 30
Girlfriends' Getaway MOVIE TV One Drama 8p ET
Raiders of the Lost Art NEW Ovation Documentary 7p ET
SUN / August 31
2014 MDA Show of Strength Telethon SPECIAL ABC Special 9p
BBQ Crawl Travel Food/Travel 7:30p
The X Factor (UK) AXS Reality competition 8p ET
The British version of Simon Cowell's singing competition series will air in the U.S. for the first time with this 11th season, to be broadcast on AXS on Sunday and Monday nights, a day after each episode debuts overseas.

September premieres

Show Network Type Time
MON / September 1
CBS Fall Preview SPECIAL CBS Special 8:30p
Highway to Sell NEW Trailer Discovery Reality 10p
Houdini MINISERIES Trailer History Drama 9p
Four-hour, two-night miniseries stars Adrien Brody as the famous magician.
The Unauthorized Saved by
the Bell Story MOVIE Clip
Lifetime Drama 9p
TUE / September 2
19 Kids & Counting TLC Reality 9p
ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta's Rise in the Rap Game MOVIE VH1 Documentary/Music 10p
Ink Master Spike Reality 10p
Inside the NFL Showtime Sports 9p
Little People Big World TLC Reality 10p
The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic SPECIAL ABC Special 8p
Yukon Men Discovery Reality 9p
WED / September 3
Ali G Rezurection FXX Comedy 10:30p
The League FXX Comedy 10p
My Friends Call Me Johnny NEW Esquire Reality 10p
Surviving Evil ID Reality 9p
VH1 Couples Therapy With Dr. Jenn
Reunion SPECIAL
VH1 Reality 9p
THU / September 4
Sunday Night Football NBC Sports/Live event 8:20p
NBC's weekly primetime game begins with a special Thursday edition.
FRI / September 5
Pond Stars NEW Nat Geo Wild Reality 10p
Stand Up to Cancer SPECIAL (multiple) Special 8p
Fourth annual benefit will be simulcast on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and 26 cable networks..
Young, Hot & Crooked NEW ID Reality 10p
SAT / September 6
The Brittany Murphy Story MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
Buying Alaska Dest. America Reality 9p
The Chair NEW Trailer Starz Reality competition 11p
In this Project Greenlight-like competition (from one of that show's producers), two first-time film directors are each asked to create a film from an identical screenplay.
My Boyfriends' Dogs MOVIE Hallmark Drama 9p
The Mind of a Chef Trailer PBS Food tbd
Third season of Anthony Bourdain-hosted series will feature chefs Edward Lee and Magnus Nilsson.
Six Little McGhees OWN Reality 10p
SUN / September 7
9/10: The Final Hours SPECIAL Nat Geo Documentary 8p
The ABC's of Schoolhouse Rock SPECIAL ABC Special 7p
Angels Among Us NEW TLC Reality 10p
Boardwalk Empire Trailer HBO Drama tbd
Final season premiere.
Crowning New York SPECIAL Smithsonian Special 8p
Ghost Asylum NEW Dest. America Reality 10p
Total Divas Trailer E! Reality 9p
Utopia NEW Fox Reality 8p
Special two-hour premiere; series will normally air Tuesdays at 8p and Fridays at 8p (beginning 9/9 and 9/12, respectively). New reality series asks 15 people to move to an isolated location and build their own civilization from scratch (while being filmed 24/7). Eliminations will provide opportunities for newcomers to enter the society.
MON / September 8
A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY MOVIE HBO Documentary 9p
Monday Night Football ESPN Sports/Live event 8:15p ET
TUE / September 9
Adam Devine's House Party Comedy Central Comedy 10:30p
Subsequent episodes will air Thursday nights at 12:30am beginning 9/11.
Fashion Rocks SPECIAL CBS Music 9p
If Loving You Is Wrong NEW OWN Drama 9p
Latest series from Tyler Perry. Back-to-back episodes air tonight.
Sons of Anarchy Trailer FX Drama 10p
The biker drama's seventh and final season begins with an extra long 105-minute episode, which will be followed by a live after-show (Anarchy Afterword).
The World's Greatest Tribute Bands AXS Music 10p ET
WED / September 10
Hell's Kitchen Fox Reality competition 8p
Special two-hour season 13 premiere.
I (Heart) Nick Carter NEW VH1 Reality 10p
Nova: Vaccines—Calling the Shots PBS Documentary/Science 9p
Under the Lights SPECIAL CBS Sports 10p
NFL Thursday Night Football preview.
VH1 Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn VH1 Reality 9p
THU / September 11
9/11 E-Men Heroes SPECIAL Discovery Documentary 8p
The Biggest Loser NBC Reality competition 8p
Haven Syfy Drama 10p
Expanded 26-episode 5th season will air in two parts, with tonight kicking off the first of 13 fall episodes.
Rebuilding the World Trade Center MOVIE History Documentary 6p
Thursday Night Football NEW CBS Sports/Live event 8:25p ET
Weekly Thursday night game moves to CBS (though it will be simulcast on the NFL Network) for the first time for eight weeks of the season. Pre-game show begins at 7:30p ET.
FRI / September 12
Alaska Monsters NEW Dest. America Reality 9p
Bill Maher: Live, Without Interruption SPECIAL HBO Comedy/Live event 10p
Live stand-up special follows a special live episode (at 9p) of Real Time With Bill Maher, both in Washington, D.C.
Mysteries at the Museum Travel Reality 9p
Z Nation NEW Trailer Syfy Drama 10p
Harold Perrineau and Tom Everett Scott star in cable's latest zombie series, which takes place in the third year of a pandemic when a single human survivor of the zombie virus may hold the key to a vaccine that could save the few remaining uninfected inhabitants of the continent.
SAT / September 13
Deliverance Creek MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
Lauren Ambrose stars as a Civil War widow in this drama from Nicolas Sparks. It's a backdoor pilot, which means that it could become an ongoing series if ratings are strong.
Henry Danger NEW Nickelodeon Comedy 8p
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn NEW Nickelodeon Comedy 8:30p
SUN / September 14
American War Generals SPECIAL Nat Geo Documentary 8p
Amish Haunting NEW Dest. America Reality 9p
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History MINISERIES PBS Documentary 8p
Latest Ken Burns documentary, a look at the Roosevelt political dynasty (specifically, Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor), will air for two hours a night on seven consecutive nights.
MON / September 15
American Ninja Warrior:
USA vs. The World SPECIAL
NBC Reality competition 8p
Three-hour special.
Dancing With the Stars ABC Reality competition 8p
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood NEW VH1 Reality 8p
TUE / September 16
Brickleberry Comedy Central Animation/Comedy 10:30p
Dance Moms: Abby's Studio Rescue Lifetime Reality 8p
Kim of Queens Lifetime Reality 10p
The Mindy Project Fox Comedy 9:30p
New Girl Fox Comedy 9p
WED / September 17
The Mysteries of Laura NEW Trailer NBC Drama 10p
Debra Messing as an NYPD homicide detective going through a divorce while trying to raise unruly twin boys. The series comes from producer Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Brothers & Sisters), producer/director McG, and writer Jeff Rake (Boston Legal), who adapts the Spanish-language series Los Misterios De Laura. Sneak preview tonight at a special time; the series moves to its regular 8p slot the following week (9/24).
Red Band Society NEW Trailer Full 1st episode Fox Drama 9p
Steven Spielberg-produced dramedy (based on the Spanish series Polseres vermelles) features an unlikely setting for a teen soap: the pediatric wing of a Los Angeles hospital, where a group of young patients meet and form friendships, united by their shared experiences and uncertain futures. Octavia Spencer and Dave Annable (Brothers and Sisters) are the recognizable adults, joining an ensemble of young newcomers.
THU / September 18
Breaking Amish TLC Reality 10p
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories NEW Adult Swim Comedy 12:15a
After a one-off special that aired last fall, Tim and Eric's follow-up to Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job! returns as a regular anthology series. Each 30-minute episode will find the two stars joined by a variety of guests to tell a self-contained spooky tale. (Airs Thursday night/Friday morning.)
FRI / September 19
Tanked Animal Planet Reality 10p
SAT / September 20
On the Run Tour: Beyoncé
and Jay Z SPECIAL Trailer
HBO Music 9p
SUN / September 21
60 Minutes CBS News 7p *
* Tonight's CBS shows will start 30 minutes later on the East Coast due to football overrun.
The Good Wife CBS Drama 9p *
* Tonight's CBS shows will start 30 minutes later on the East Coast due to football overrun.
Madam Secretary NEW Trailer CBS Drama 8p *
Téa Leoni stars as the newly appointed Secretary of State.
* Tonight's CBS shows will start 30 minutes later on the East Coast due to football overrun. The premiere of Madam Secretary will also repeat tonight at 10p (10:30p on the East Coast).
Miss Marple PBS Drama tbd
Masterpiece Mystery! presentation features three new installments, with Julia McKenzie returning as the Agatha Christie-created detective.
Mr. Pickles NEW Adult Swim Animation/Comedy Midnight
Squidbillies Adult Swim Animation/Comedy 12:15a
MON / September 22
The Big Bang Theory CBS Comedy 8p
Back-to-back new episodes. The show will return to its normal Thursday time slot in late October.
The Blacklist NBC Drama 10p
Forever NEW Trailer ABC Drama 10p
13-episode crime procedural focuses on Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), an accomplished New York medical examiner who happens to be immortal. Alana De La Garza (Law & Order) co-stars as his detective partner, while Judd Hirsch plays his friend, who is the one person who knows the doctor's secret. Special premiere tonight; the show moves to its normal Tuesday 10p slot the following night (9/23) with another new episode.
Gotham NEW Trailer New trailer Making-of Fox Drama 8p
Fox's most-anticipated fall newcomer is set in DC Comics's Batman universe, though it will be a prequel to Batman's story, centering on the origin story of future Gotham City Commissioner James Gordon (Southland's Ben McKenzie) in his days as a rookie detective, before he meets the Caped Crusader. You'll also see a pre-teen, pre-cape Bruce Wayne, plus Detective Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) and younger versions of Selina Kyle/Catwoman (newcomer Camren Bicondova), The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Alfred, and likely many more. Jada Pinkett Smith will also star as a brand-new character, crime boss Fish Mooney.
Scorpion NEW Trailer CBS Drama 9p
High-energy procedural (sort of a blend of Numb3rs, Ocean's 11, and The Big Bang Theory) from ubiquitous producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman focuses on a team of eccentric, socially awkward super-geniuses who work for the Homeland Security department as our country's last line of defense against high-tech threats. Elyes Gabel (Body of Proof), Eddie Kaye Thomas (Harold & Kumar films), Robert Patrick, Ernie Hudson, and Katharine McPhee star.
Sleepy Hollow Fox Drama 9p
The Voice Trailer NBC Reality competition 8p
Also airs Tuesdays at 8p.
TUE / September 23
The Boomer List SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
Two-hour American Masters special focuses on 19 iconic baby boomers (including Billy Joel and Amy Tan), one born each year from 1945-1964.
Chicago Fire NBC Drama 10p
Finding Your Roots PBS Documentary 8p
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC Drama 9p
NCIS CBS Drama 8p
NCIS: New Orleans NEW Trailer CBS Drama 9p
Second NCIS spin-off stars Scott Bakula, CCH Pounder, Lucas Black, Paige Turco, and Zoe McLellan.
Person of Interest Trailer CBS Drama 10p
Wild Mexico SPECIAL Animal Planet Nature 9p
WED / September 24
Black-ish NEW Trailer ABC Comedy 9:30p
The latest comedy to try to succeed in the seemingly desirable post-Modern Family time slot where so many others have failed, Black-ish finds a successful African-American husband and father wondering if his superficially ideal suburban lifestyle is pulling him too far away from his cultural roots. Anthony Anderson (All About the Andersons), Laurence Fishburne, and Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends) head the cast.
Chicago PD NBC Drama 10p
The Goldbergs ABC Comedy 8:30p
Key & Peele Clip Comedy Central Comedy 10:30p
Season 4 guests will include Rashida Jones, Ty Burrell, Chelsea Peretti, and Retta.
Law & Order: SVU NBC Drama 9p
Life on the Reef NEW PBS Documentary/Nature 10p
Three-part series examines the Great Barrier Reef.
The Middle ABC Comedy 8p
Modern Family ABC Comedy 9p
Nashville ABC Drama 10p
South Park Comedy Central Animation/Comedy 10p
Survivor CBS Reality competition 8p
Special 90-minute premiere. The live season finale of Big Brother follows at 9:30p.
THU / September 25
Bones Trailer Fox Drama 8p
Grey's Anatomy ABC Drama 8p
How to Get Away With Murder NEW Trailer ABC Drama 10p
Shonda Rhimes night concludes with the producer's third soapy drama of the evening. This new legal thriller stars Viola Davis as a litigator who also works as a law professor at a highly competitive East Coast school. There, she teaches a first-year criminal law class where the students will stop at nothing to get ahead—including doing whatever it takes to help their professor's high-profile client escape murder charges.
Jokers Wild NEW truTV Reality 10p
Parenthood NBC Drama 10p
Final season.
Scandal ABC Drama 9p
FRI / September 26
20/20 ABC News 10p
The Amazing Race CBS Reality competition 8p
Blue Bloods CBS Drama 10p
Dateline NBC News 9p
Hawaii Five-0 CBS Drama 9p
Shark Tank ABC Reality 8p
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of
Fleet Street SPECIAL
PBS Musical 9p
Live From Lincoln Center presentation is a telecast of recent New York Philharmonic production of Stephen Sondheim's musical, starring Emma Thompson.
Transparent NEW Trailer Full 1st episode Amazon Comedy/Drama 12:01a
Amazon's latest original series (one of several debuting this fall) is a dark comedy from Jill Soloway, a former writer/producer for Six Feet Under and The United States of Tara. The series begins with a shocking revelation (there's a clue in the show's title—and you'll find out the second you watch the trailer) that causes a family to unravel. Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, and Jay Duplass star, while Carrie Brownstein, Bradley Whitford, Kathryn Hahn, and Rob Huebel will also recur in the 10-episode series, with all 10 episodes available to stream today.
SAT / September 27
48 Hours CBS News 10p
SUN / September 28
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fox Comedy 8:30p
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CBS Drama 10p
Family Guy Clip Fox Animation/Comedy 9p
Special one-hour premiere features a Simpsons crossover.
Once Upon a Time ABC Drama 8p
Resurrection ABC Drama 9p
Revenge ABC Drama 10p
The Simpsons Trailer Fox Animation/Comedy 8p
MON / September 29
The 50 Year Argument MOVIE HBO Documentary 9p
Martin Scorsese-directed doc focuses on The New York Review of Books.
Castle ABC Drama 10p
iHeartRadio Music Festival SPECIAL The CW Special/Music 8p
Mom CBS Comedy 8:30p
NCIS: Los Angeles CBS Drama 10p
TUE / September 30
Happyland NEW Trailer MTV Comedy 11p
iHeartRadio Music Festival (Night 2) SPECIAL The CW Special/Music 8p
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.
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 CBS Drama 9p
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.
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.
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
Last Man Standing ABC Comedy 8p
Back-to-back episodes.
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion MOVIE 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
Survivor's Remorse NEW Trailer Starz Comedy 9p
SUN / October 5
America's Funniest Home Videos ABC Reality 7p
Bob's Burgers Fox Animation/Comedy 7:30p
Homeland Trailer Showtime Drama 9p
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.
MON / October 6
Are You the One? Trailer MTV Reality 10p
The Originals Trailer The CW Drama 8p
TUE / October 7
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
Supernatural 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 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.
FRI / October 10
Chelsea Handler: Uganda Be
Kidding Me SPECIAL
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.
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.
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.).
Star Wars Rebels NEW 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).
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.
Uncle NEW DirecTV Comedy 8:30p
U.S. debut (on the Audience Network) of the British comedy series.
White Collar Brawlers Esquire Reality 10p
WED / October 15
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.
Top Chef Bravo Reality competition 10p
FRI / October 17
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.
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.
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.
FRI / October 24
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
Fake Off NEW truTV Reality competition tbd
TUE / October 28
Friends of the People NEW truTV Comedy tbd
WED / October 29
Weekend Fix NEW Esquire Reality 10p
THU / October 30
The Big Bang Theory CBS Comedy 8p
Moves from Monday nights (where it will start the fall season).
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).
The Millers CBS Comedy 8:30p
Two and a Half Men CBS Comedy 9p
Final season premiere.

Late fall premieres

Show Network Type Time
SUN / November 2
2014 BAFTA Britannia Awards SPECIAL BBC America Special tbd
Rob Brydon hosts.
Olive Kitteridge MINISERIES 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.
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
FRI / November 7
MasterChef Junior Fox Reality competition 8p
SUN / November 9
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
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.
SAT / November 15
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
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
FRI / November 21
Lost Songs: The Basement
Tapes Continued MOVIE
Showtime Documentary/Music 9p
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.
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.
TUE / December 9
Ground Floor TBS Comedy 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.
MON / December 15
American Country Countdown
Awards SPECIAL
Fox Music/Live event 8p
FRI / December 26
American Masters: Bing Crosby SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
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 PBS Drama tbd
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
Super Bowl XLIX SPECIAL NBC Sports/Live event tbd
A special episode of The Blacklist will follow the game.
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.
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.

 

Comments (13)

  • danhar  

    how about American Horror Story on October 8 at 10pm

  • 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.

  • TheRookComics  

    The Rook has episodic television gold. Not just an exciting character but interesting adventures through time. I really like Mike Mignola’s the Rook seen here http://www.therookcomics.com/Mignola.html

  • 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 .

  • LamontRaymond  

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

  • 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

  • silasbodnick  

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

  • 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/

  • Art-Vandelay  

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

  • okami31  

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

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