Summer TV Premiere Calendar

  • Publish Date: May 6, 2015
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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 May 22

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).

May premieres

FRI / May 22
American Diner Revival NEW Food Reality 10:30p
Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) SPECIAL Trailer Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir MOVIE Trailer Netflix Documentary/Music 12:01a PT
SUN / May 24
The Cannibal in the Jungle MOVIE Animal Planet Drama 9p
#RichKids of Beverly Hills E! Reality 10p
MON / May 25
American Ninja Warrior NBC Reality competition 8p
Driving America SPECIAL Nat Geo Reality 9p
. Grace of Monaco MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
After getting booed at last year's Cannes festival (where it also picked up plenty of bad reviews), this biopic starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly is now headed straight to cable television instead of theaters.
Guilty Pleasures NEW Food Reality 10p
. The Island NEW NBC Reality 10p
Bear Grylls hosts this survival challenge based on the hit UK series.
The Last Alaskans NEW Animal Planet Documentary 10p
Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding SPECIAL VH1 Reality 8p
. Texas Rising MINISERIES Trailer 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.
Waterfront House Hunting NEW FYI Reality 10p
TUE / May 26
America’s Got Talent NBC Reality competition 8p
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Fox Game show 8p
Jeff Foxworthy-hosted show returns for the first time since 2009.
Extreme Weight Loss ABC Reality 9p
. I Can Do That NEW NBC Reality/Variety 10p
Marlon Wayans-hosted variety series finds a rotating group of "celebrities" performing impromptu acts.
Knife Fight Esquire Reality competition 10p
The Little Couple TLC Reality 9p
WED / May 27
. The Briefcase NEW CBS Reality 8p
. Bullseye NEW Trailer Fox Reality competition 9p
Kellan Lutz hosts this new Fear Factor-esque competition series featuring human darts.
iHeartRadio Country Festival SPECIAL NBC Special/Music 9p
THU / May 28
. Aquarius NEW Trailer NBC Drama 9p
Two-hour premiere. New 1960s-set drama stars David Duchovny as an L.A. cop whose missing-persons investigation leads him into the web of a small-time cult leader named Charles Manson. All 13 episodes will become available to stream immediately on NBC.com following the premiere.
BBQ Pitmasters Dest. America Reality 10p
The Chris Gethard Show NEW Trailer Fusion Comedy/Talk 10p
New version of Gethard's long-running public access talk show. Episodes will stream live online each Tuesday at 8p ET before airing on TV two days later.
Louis C.K.: Live From the Comedy Store SPECIAL FX Comedy 11p
Smile NEW Lifetime Reality 10p
FRI / May 29
Alaskan Bush People Trailer Discovery Reality 9p
Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy SPECIAL Epix Comedy 10p
Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars Trailer WE Reality 9p
. Nightingale MOVIE Trailer HBO Drama 9p
David Oyelowo stars as a war veteran whose life begins to unravel.
Strange Empire: Rise of the Women NEW LMN Drama 9p ET
Tanked Animal Planet Reality 10p
SAT / May 30
30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony SPECIAL HBO Music tbd
Scheduled performers include Beck, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Tom Morello, John Legend, and Jimmie Vaughan.
Dance Crash SPECIAL OWN Reality 10p
Nick Swardson: Taste It SPECIAL Comedy Central Comedy 10p
. The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe MINISERIES Lifetime Drama 9p
Kelli Garner stars as Marilyn Monroe in a four-hour miniseries (based on J. Randy Taraborrelli's book) that also features Susan Sarandon, Emily Watson, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Concludes Sunday, May 31 at 9p.
Treetop Cat Rescue NEW Animal Planet Reality 9p
SUN / May 31
5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards SPECIAL A&E Special/Live event 8p
Deep Web MOVIE Clip Epix Documentary 8p
Finding Bigfoot Animal Planet Reality 8p
. Golan the Insatiable NEW Trailer Fox Animation/Comedy 9:30p
Six-episode revival of the animated short (now expanded to 30 minutes) that previously aired as part of Fox's Animation Domination Hi-Def in 2013 adds Rob Riggle and Aubrey Plaza to the voice cast.
Gypsy Sisters TLC Reality 9:30p
. Halt & Catch Fire Trailer Clip AMC Drama 10p
Return to Amish TLC Reality 9p

June premieres

MON / June 1
American Genius NEW History Documentary 9p
Devious Maids Lifetime Drama 9p
The Lion's Mouth Opens MOVIE HBO Documentary 9p
So You Think You Can Dance Fox Reality competition 8p
T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle VH1 Reality 9:30p
. UnReal NEW Lifetime Drama 10p
Marti Noxon-created scripted series is set behind the scenes of a dating competition show. Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer star.
. The Whispers NEW ABC Drama/Sci-fi 10p
Alien invasion series (based on Ray Bradbury's story "Zero Hour") comes from producer Steven Spielberg and Under the Dome writer Soo Hugh, and focus on humanity's race to avoid domination by an unseen otherworldly force that begins taking over human children and causing them (unwittingly) to turn against their parents. Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) directs the pilot, and Lily Rabe, Barry Sloane, and Milo Ventimiglia head up the cast.
TUE / June 2
Chrisley Knows Best USA Reality 9p
Pretty Little Liars ABC Family Drama 8p
Royal Pains USA Drama 10p
Secrets and Wives NEW Bravo Reality 10p
. Stitchers NEW ABC Family Drama 9p
Trip Flip Travel Reality 8p
WED / June 3
Baby Daddy ABC Family Comedy 8:30p
Brother vs. Brother HGTV Reality 9p
Girl Code MTV Reality/Comedy 10p
Melissa & Joey ABC Family Comedy 8p
THU / June 4
. Hannibal Trailer NBC Drama 10p
FRI / June 5
Catching Monsers NEW Discovery Reality 10p
Preach NEW Lifetime Reality 10p
. Sense8 NEW Trailer Netflix Sci-fi 12:01a PT
Netflix original sci-fi series from the Wachowskis follows eight strangers whose minds suddenly become linked.
SAT / June 6
100 Things to Do Before High School NEW Nickelodeon Comedy 8p
Branson Taxi NEW Reelz Reality 9:30p ET
Life Story NEW Trailer Discovery Documentary/Nature 9p
David Attenborough narrates this six-part look (a co-production with the BBC) at the cycle of life in the animal kingdom, filmed across six continents.
Power Starz Drama 9p
The Summoning MOVIE TV One Drama/Horror 8p
SUN / June 7
69th Annual Tony Awards SPECIAL CBS Special/Live event 8p
Botched E! Reality 9p
The Da Vinci List: Chefs SPECIAL Ovation Special 8p ET
Food Network Star Food Reality competition 9p
Married to Medicine Bravo Reality 9p
Mummies Alive NEW Smithsonian Reality 9p
Serial Thriller MINISERIES ID Drama 10p
Investigation Discovery's first scripted programming (a true-crime tale about a serial killer in the Pacific Northwest) will air across three consecutive nights.
T. rex Autopsy SPECIAL Nat Geo Documentary/Nature 9p
MON / June 8
Becoming Us NEW ABC Family Reality 9p
The Fosters ABC Family Drama 8p
Major Crimes TNT Drama 9p
Murder in the First TNT Drama 10p
. 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.
The Real Housewives of Orange County Bravo Reality 9p
TUE / June 9
Sisterhood of Hip Hop Oxygen Reality 9p
WED / June 10
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out MTV2 Comedy 11p
Player Gets Played NEW Oxygen Reality 9:30p
Skin Wars GSN Reality competition 9p
THU / June 11
Beauty and the Beast Trailer CW Drama 8p
iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party SPECIAL CW Special/Music 9p
The Seventies MINISERIES CNN Documentary 9p
Women in Prison NEW ID Reality 10p
FRI / June 12
. Dark Matter NEW Trailer Syfy Sci-fi 10p
New space-set drama comes from Stargate writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie and is based on their Dark Horse comic series.
Defiance Syfy Sci-fi 8p
Lee Tergesen (The Americans) is among the cast additions for the show's 3rd season, which premieres tonight with a special two-hour episode.
Hit Record On TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt Pivot Variety 10p
Love, Lust or Run TLC Reality 9p
. Orange Is the New Black Trailer Netflix Comedy/Drama 12:01a PT
SAT / June 13
Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail SPECIAL Comedy Central Comedy 11p
. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell MINISERIES BBC America Drama 10p
Seven-part series is based on Susanna Clarke's best-selling novel set in an alternate-reality 19th century where magic is real. Eddie Marsan and Bertie Carvel star.
The Man With No Penis SPECIAL Discovery Reality 10p
One-hour special airs exclusively on The Network With No Shame.
SUN / June 14
Mother Funders NEW Bravo Reality 9p
Signed, Sealed, Delivered From Paris, With Love MOVIE HMM Drama 9p
Southern Uncovered with the Lee Bros. NEW Ovation Reality/Travel 8p ET
MON / June 15
. The Making of the Mob: New York MINISERIES AMC Documentary/Drama 10p
Ray Liotta narrates this eight-part series that blends reenactments with archival footage to trace the history of organized crime in New York during the first half of the 20th century.
TUE / June 16
. Clipped NEW Trailer TBS Comedy tbd
[fka Buzzy's.] A Boston barbershop is the setting for the latest sitcom from Max Mutchnick and David Kohan (Will and Grace). Ashley Tisdale, Lauren Lapkus, George Wendt, Mike Castle, and Matt Cook star.
Counting Cars History Reality 9p
Leepu & Pitbull NEW History Reality 10p
. Proof NEW Trailer TNT Drama 10p
The afterlife is explored in this drama starring Jennifer Beals and Matthew Modine.
Rizzoli & Isles TNT Drama 9p
Tyrant Trailer FX Drama 10p
WED / June 17
. Deutschland 83 NEW Sundance Drama 11p
Eight-episode Cold War spy thriller will be the first German-language series ever broadcast on American television.
THU / June 18
Alone NEW History Reality competition 10p
. The Astronaut Wives Club NEW ABC Drama 8p
Adaptation of Lily Koppel's nonfiction book about the wives of America's trailblazing astronauts in the 1960s stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Yvonne Strahovski, Odette Annable, and Desmond Harrington. The first episode is directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education).
. Complications NEW Trailer USA Drama 9p
New series from the creator of Burn Notice stars Jason O'Mara as a disillusioned doctor who intervenes in a drive-by shooting to save a young boy's life. Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight.
Mistresses ABC Drama 9p
Mountain Men History Reality 9p
FRI / June 19
CollegeHumor's Comedy Music Hall of Fame SPECIAL IFC Special/Comedy/Music 10p
Paul F. Tompkins hosts this one-hour special that will also feature appearances by Scott Aukerman, Tenacious D, The Gregory Brothers, Trevor Moore, CDZA, and Rachel Bloom plus a tribute to "Weird Al" Yankovic.
The Merry Widow SPECIAL PBS Music 9p
. Killjoys NEW Trailer Syfy Sci-fi 9p
Canadian co-production from Lost Girl creator Michelle Lovretta is a 10-episode series about a trio of bounty hunters (played by Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore and Luke MacFarlane) in space.
SAT / June 20
Perfect Match MOVIE Hallmark Drama 9p
Star Wars Rebels Trailer Disney XD Animation/Sci-fi 9p
SUN / June 21
The 74th Annual Peabody Awards SPECIAL Pivot Special 9p
Taped from a May 31 ceremony. Fred Armisen hosts.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Trailer Adult Swim Animation/Comedy Midnight
Final season premiere. This season's title: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever.
. Ballers NEW Trailer HBO Comedy 10p
Sports comedy centers on current and former professional football players in Miami and stars Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry. Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) directs the pilot and serves as a producer.
BattleBots ABC Reality competition 9p
Six-episode revival of the robot combat series that last aired on Comedy Central in 2002.
. The Brink NEW Trailer HBO Comedy 10:30p
Dark comedy finds the globe on the brink of WWIII, with only three men standing in the way of destruction: the Secretary of State (Tim Robbins), a low-level Foreign Service officer (Jack Black), and a fighter pilot (Pablo Schreiber). Aasif Mandvi, Esai Morales, Geoff Pierson, John Larroquette, and Carla Gugino also star.
Celebrity Family Feud ABC Game show 8p
. The Crimson Field NEW PBS Drama 10p
Six-episode British series (the show has already aired and has been canceled in the UK, so this is all you'll get) is set in a field hospital in France during the first World War.
The Last Ship Trailer TNT Drama 9p
Love, Again MOVIE Hallmark Drama 9p
. Poldark NEW Trailer PBS Drama 9p
New British drama series (airing on Masterpiece) is set in the late 1700s and is based on the first two Poldark novels by Winston Graham and stars Aidan Turner (The Hobbit). The novels were previously adapted into a BBC series in the 1970s. A second season has already been ordered.
Rise: The Promise of My Brother's Keeper MOVIE Discovery/OWN Documentary 7p
. True Detective Trailer HBO Drama 9p
The stand-alone second season of HBO's acclaimed crime drama series moves the setting to Southern California and stars Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch.
Xtreme Waterparks Travel Reality 8p
MON / June 22
Forged in Fire NEW History Reality 10p
POV PBS Documentary 10p
TUE / June 23
. Another Period NEW Clip Comedy Central Comedy tbd
New series created by and starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome is set in 1902 and spoofs both Downton Abbey and reality shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Also starring are David Koechner, Christina Hendricks, Thomas Lennon, David Wain, Paget Brewster, Brett Gelman, and Michael Ian Black, among many others.
Ink Master Spike Reality competition 10p
Love Can't Weight SPECIAL ABC Reality 9p
Three-part companion series to Extreme Weight Loss.
WWE Tough Enough USA Reality competition 8p ET
WED / June 24
Big Brother CBS Reality competition 8p
Airs weekly on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
First Peoples MINISERIES Trailer PBS Documentary 9p
Five-part series examines early human evolution.
. Mr. Robot NEW Trailer USA Drama 10p
New computer hacker drama stars Christian Slater and Rami Malek.
Suits USA Drama 9p
THU / June 25
Big Brother After Dark Pop Reality Midnight
Boom! NEW Fox Game show 8p
Graceland USA Drama 10p
Rookie Blue ABC Drama 10p
Under the Dome CBS Sci-fi 9p
Two-hour premiere; subsequent episodes will air at 10p on Thursdays. Marg Helgenberger joins the third-season cast in a recurring role.
FRI / June 26
Best Friends Whenever NEW Disney Comedy tbd
. Humans NEW Trailer AMC Drama/Sci-fi 9p
British-American co-production is adapted from the Swedish sci-fi series Real Humans by Spooks writers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley. Threading together multiple storylines, this idea-driven sci-fi drama takes place in an alternate version of the present day where the latest must-have gadget is "Synth," a human-like robotic servant. William Hurt (Damages), Will Tudor (Game of Thrones), and Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) star.
Lisa Lampanelli: Back to the Drawing Board SPECIAL Epix Comedy 10p
Teen Beach 2 MOVIE Trailer Disney Drama 8p
What Happened, Miss Simone MOVIE Trailer Netflix Documentary/Music 12:01a PT
SAT / June 27
A Country Wedding MOVIE Hallmark Drama 9p
Will to Love MOVIE TV One Rom-com 8p
SUN / June 28
Falling Skies TNT Drama/Sci-fi 10p
Last Tango in Halifax PBS Drama 8p
MON / June 29
Teen Wolf Trailer MTV Drama 10p
Special two-part season premiere concludes Tuesday at 9p.
TUE / June 30
1913: Seeds of Conflict SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail Comedy Central Comedy 12:30a
The second season of the stand-up series features Fred Armisen, Hannibal Buress, Ken Marino, Andy Daly, John Mulaney, Bridget Everett, Ron Funches, and more.
. Scream NEW Trailer MTV Drama/Horror 10p
New series is based on the 1996 movie.
. Zoo NEW CBS Drama/Sci-fi 9p
James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, and Billy Burke star in a new drama series based on James Patterson's novel about a global pandemic that causes animals to launch violent, coordinated attacks against humans.

July premieres

WED / July 1
BBQ Crawl Travel Reality 8p
Epic Attractions NEW Travel Reality/Travel 10p
Extant CBS Sci-fi 10p
Food Paradise International NEW Travel Reality/Travel 9p
Operation Wild NEW Trailer PBS Nature 8p
THU / July 2
Food Fighters NBC Reality competition 8p
SAT / July 4
A Capitol Fourth SPECIAL PBS Special/Live event 8p
MON / July 6
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations Travel Reality 9p
Penn & Teller: Fool Us CW Reality 8p
Whose Line Is It Anyway? CW Comedy 9p
TUE / July 7
Hollywood Cycle NEW E! Reality 10p
Hollywood Game Night NBC Game show 10p
Total Divas E! Reality 9p
WED / July 8
Catfish: The TV Show MTV Reality 10p
Key & Peele Clip Comedy Central Comedy 10p
Million Dollar Listing San Francisco NEW Bravo Reality 10p
. The Spoils Before Dying MINISERIES IFC Comedy 9p
Airing across three consecutive nights, this six-part sequel to last year's miniseries spoof The Spoils of Babylon is once again "based on a novel" by author and wine enthusiast Eric Jonrosh (Will Ferrell). Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire), Kristen Wiig, Haley Joel Osment, Maya Rudolph, Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer, Andy Daly, Tim Meadows, Chris Parnell, and Marc Evan Jackson are among the familiar faces popping up in a story set in the "seedy underbelly" of L.A.'s jazz scene in the 1950s.
Why? With Hannibal Buress NEW Comedy Central Comedy/Talk 10:30p
The comedian's new series blends stand-up, guest interviews, and filmed segments, with each week addressing a different topical subject (episodes will be taped in the week in which they air).
MON / July 9
. Dates NEW CW Comedy 8p
Each episode of this British comedic anthology series focuses on a first date between two people who have met via an online dating service, with most of the cast changing from week to week.
Dominion Syfy Drama/Fantasy 10p
One Bad Choice NEW MTV Reality 11p
Rectify Sundance Drama 10p
Teen Mom 2 MTV Reality 10p
FRI / July 10
Chris Tucker Live SPECIAL Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
Masters of Illusion CW Reality 8p
Sex With Brody NEW E! Talk 10:30p
SAT / July 11
7 Days in Hell SPECIAL HBO Comedy 10p
Mockumentary looks back at the (fictitious) longest tennis match of all time, a seven-day contest between athletes played by Andy Samberg and Kit Harington.
Flex & Shanice OWN Reality 10p
Livin' Lozada NEW OWN Reality 9p
SUN / July 12
2015 Miss USA Pageant SPECIAL NBC Special 8p
Basketball Wives: LA VH1 Reality 9p
. Masters of Sex Showtime Drama 10p
MTV2 Fan Fest Featuring the MTV2 Fandom Awards SPECIAL MTV2 Special tbd
Ray Donovan Showtime Drama 9p
. The Strain FX Drama/Horror 10p
MON / July 13
Monica the Medium NEW ABC Family Reality 10p
Running Wild with Bear Grylls NBC Reality 10p
WED / July 15
2015 ESPYS SPECIAL ABC Special/Live event 8p
Joel McHale hosts.
Dating Naked VH1 Reality 9p
The Jim Gaffigan Show NEW Full 1st episode TV Land Comedy 10p
Originally developed for CBS a few years ago but eventually picked up by TV Land after being retooled, this sitcom finds the stand-up comic playing a version of himself as he balances being a husband, father of five, and working comedian. Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother), Adam Goldberg, and Michael Ian Black also star.. Each episode will repeat on Comedy Central a week after it debuts on TV Land.
Twinning NEW VH1 Reality competition 10p
THU / July 16
Geeks Who Drink NEW Syfy Game show 11p
New game show based on the pop culture pub trivia contest is hosted by Zachary Levi.
Married FX Comedy 10:30p
Reactor NEW Syfy Comedy/Talk 11:30p
David Huntsberger (co-host of the Professor Blastoff podcast) hosts this blend of talk show and comedy, with a focus on pop culture in general and science fiction in particular.
. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll NEW FX Comedy 10p
New comedy series stars Denis Leary (who also created the show) as aging one-time rock star (and recovering addict) Johnny Rock, who attempts to get his band back together 25 years after breaking up.
FRI / July 17
BoJack Horseman Netflix Animation/Comedy 12:01a PT
All 12 episodes of the animated comedy's second season stream today.
. Wet Hot American Summer:
First Day of Camp
MINISERIES Trailer
Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
Eight-episode sequel to the 2001 cult film returns the original cast (including Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo, Ken Marino, and Michael Ian Black) and adds Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Jason Schwartzman, and Chris Pine.
SUN / July 19
. Tut MINISERIES Trailer Spike Drama 9p
Ben Kingsley stars in this three-night, six-hour miniseries about the life of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun (aka King Tut).
Welcome to Sweden NBC Comedy 8p
Greg Poehler sitcom returns for a second season with back-to-back new episodes.
TUE / July 21
Humanity From Space SPECIAL PBS Documentary/Science 8p
WED / July 22
Candidly Nicole VH1 Reality 11p
Home Free NEW Fox Reality competition 9p
Nine couples compete to remodel run-down homes in a new competition series from the producer of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Last Comic Standing NBC Reality competition 9p
Two-hour season premiere. Series moves to 10p Wednesdays beginning 7/29.
Life on the Reef MINISERIES PBS Documentary/Nature 8p
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! MOVIE Syfy Drama 9p
Joining the cast for this third installment are David Hasselhoff, Bo Derek, Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter, and Jerry Springer.
SAT / July 25
Runaway Island MOVIE TV One Drama 8p
SUN / July 26
Bikinis & Boardwalks Travel Reality 8p
Rick and Morty Adult Swim Animation/Comedy tbd
The cult hit animated sci-fi comedy from Community's Dan Harmon and Adventure Time's Justin Roiland returns for a second season.
Stewarts & Hamiltons NEW E! Reality 10p
Untitled Bruce Jenner reality show NEW E! Reality 9p
TUE / July 28
The Bomb MOVIE PBS Documentary 8p
Face Off Syfy Reality competition 9p
Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail MINISERIES PBS Documentary 10p
WED / July 29
America's Best Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs MTV Reality competition 11p
THU / July 30
Review Comedy Central Comedy 10p
Andy Daly's acclaimed comedy series returns for a second season, which finds the comedian's Forrest MacNeil character reviewing life experiences such as leading a cult, joining the mile-high club, and bare-knuckle brawling.
FRI / July 31
Cold Justice TNT Reality 8p
Cold Justice: Sex Crimes NEW TNT Reality 9p
Strike Back Cinemax Drama 10p

August premieres

SUN / August 2
America's Secret Swimming Holes SPECIAL Travel Reality 7p
Bachelor in Paradise ABC Reality competition 8p
Special two-hour premiere. Moves to Mondays at 8p the following night (August 3).
MON / August 3
. Significant Mother NEW CW Comedy 9:30p
A Portland restaurateur (Josh Zuckerman) discovers that his roommate is dating his recently separated mother (Krista Allen).
TUE / August 4
JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
Playing House USA Comedy 10p
WED / August 5
. The Carmichael Show NEW Trailer NBC Comedy 9:30p
Six-episode comedy series finds comedian Jerrod Carmichael playing a version of himself.
Job or No Job NEW ABC Family Reality 9p
. Mr. Robinson NEW Trailer NBC Comedy 9p
Craig Robinson (The Office) stars as a struggling musician who takes a job as a high school music teacher.
A Wicked Offer NEW CW Reality 9p
Couples are offered cash prizes to play mean tricks on their friends, family, and co-workers.
THU / August 6
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart FINALE Comedy Central Talk/Comedy 11:00p
Jon Stewart's final episode. The show will continue at a later date (likely in September) with Trevor Noah as host.
FRI / August 7
The Comment Section NEW E! Talk/Comedy 10:30p
SUN / August 9
America. The Beautiful. NEW Travel Reality/Nature 7p
MON / August 10
She's Got Game NEW VH1 Reality 9p
TUE / August 11
Next Step Realty: NYC NEW ABC Family Reality 9p
WED / August 12
Big Time RV Travel Reality 10p
Kevin from Work NEW ABC Family Comedy 8:30p
Young & Hungry ABC Family Comedy 8p
SUN / August 16
Show Me a Hero MINISERIES HBO Drama 9p
David Simon (The Wire, Generation Kill, Treme) returns to HBO with a six-part adaptation of Lisa Belkin's nonfiction book of the same name, airing weekly on Sunday nights. Oscar Isaac stars as the mayor of a mid-sized American city in the 1960s where issues of race, class, and community come to a head after a federal court orders the construction of low-income housing in white neighborhoods. Paul Haggis (Crash) directs a cast that also includes Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, LaTanya Richardson-Jackson, Bob Balaban, and Jim Belushi.
MON / August 17
Chasing Life ABC Family Drama 9p
TUE / August 18
Startup U NEW ABC Family Reality 8p
WAGS NEW E! Reality 10p
Worst.Post.Ever: With Frankie Grande SPECIAL Oxygen Reality 10p
THU / August 20
Documentary Now! NEW IFC Comedy 10p
Dispensing with the notion that documentaries have to be "true" or "real" or "not at all made up out of someone's imagination," IFC's new anthology series profiles people and events that have been given precious little airtime by other media, such as an Iceland town's Al Capone festival or the making of the world's first documentary about the Inuit. The six-episode series comes from the ex-SNL team of Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers, while guest stars will include Jack Black, Aidy Bryant, and John Slattery.
SAT / August 22
. Blunt Talk NEW Starz Comedy 9p
Seth MacFarlane's latest live-action comedy (following failures The Winner and Dads) has several things going for it, including an early 2nd-season renewal and the fact that it was written by Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames. Patrick Stewart, in his first regular TV role since Star Trek: The Next Generation, plays a hard-living British newscaster who moves to L.A. to host a nightly interview show on a cable news network. Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), Adrian Scarborough (The King's Speech), Richard Lewis, Dolly Wells (Doll & Em), Timm Sharp (Enlightened), Romany Malco, and Ed Begley, Jr. also star.
Survivor's Remorse Starz Comedy 9:30p
The acclaimed, LeBron James-produced basketball comedy returns for an expanded second season.
SUN / August 23
Vicious PBS Comedy 10:30p
MON / August 24
Black Ink Crew VH1 Reality 10p
Switched at Birth ABC Family Drama 8p
TUE / August 25
. Public Morals NEW TNT Drama 10p
Crime drama from writer/director/star Edward Burns (The Brothers McMullen) follows the NYPD's Vice Division in the 1960s. Joining Burns in the cast are Michael Rapaport and Elizabeth Masucci (The Americans), while Brian Dennehy and Neal McDonough will recur.
Tosh.0 Comedy Central Comedy 10p
SUN / August 30
2015 MTV Video Music Awards SPECIAL MTV Special/Live event tbd
MON / August 31
Awkward Trailer MTV Comedy 9p
Big Blue Live SPECIAL PBS Nature/Live event 8p
Three one-hour live broadcasts (with the other two following September 1st and 2nd, also at 8p), with separate feeds to each coast, focus on the aqautic wildlife in California's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, with a variety of scientific experts on hand to provide commentary and updates.
Faking It MTV Comedy 9:30p
Girl Code Live NEW MTV Talk 10:30p
House of DVF E! Reality 10p
Todrick NEW MTV Reality 10p

Fall premieres

TUE / September 1
Drunk History Comedy Central Comedy 10:30p
TUE / September 8
. Late Show With Stephen Colbert NEW CBS Comedy/Talk 11:30p
SUN / September 20
67th Primetime Emmy Awards SPECIAL Fox Special/Live event 8p ET
Andy Samberg hosts.
SAT / September 26
Brian Regan: Live SPECIAL Comedy Central Comedy/Live event 9p
Stand-up special will air live, a Comedy Central first.
SUN / September 27
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation MOVIE FINALE CBS Drama 8p
Two-hour movie serves as the finale to the series, which was canceled in May after 15 seasons. Previously departed cast members such as William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger are expected to appear.
THU / October 1
Live Nation Music Awards SPECIAL TNT/TBS Special/Music tbd
New awards show honors the best concert performances of the year.
SUN / November 8
Flesh and Bone NEW Trailer Starz Drama tbd
Eight-hour drama series from Breaking Bad writer Moira Walley-Beckett is set in the world of professional ballet.
THU / December 3
The Wiz SPECIAL NBC Musical/Live event 8p
NBC's latest live musical stunt is a Cirque du Soleil-enhanced production of The Wiz, the musical based on The Wizard of Oz. Casting has not yet been announced.

2016 premieres

SUN / January 10, 2016
73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards SPECIAL NBC Special/Live event 8p ET
SUN / January 24
The X-Files MINISERIES Fox Drama/Sci-fi 10p
Six-part revival of the 1990s sci-fi series debuts following the conclusion of the NFC Championship Game. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as Mulder and Scully, while Mitch Pileggi (who played Skinner) and William B. Davis (the "Cigarette-Smoking Man") also return. Series creator Chris Carter is again at the helm, and former X-Files writers Glen Morgan and James Wong will each write and direct one episode. A second new episode airs Monday 1/25 at 8p (with the remaining episodes also airing Mondays at 8p).
SAT / January 30
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards SPECIAL TBS/TNT Special/Live event tbd
SUN / January 31
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.
SUN / Feburary 7
Super Bowl 50 SPECIAL CBS Sports/Live event tbd
MON / February 15
58th Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL CBS Special/Live event 8p
Awards broadcast moves to Monday (from its usual Sunday night slot). Tape-delayed on the West Coast.
SUN / February 28
88th Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL ABC Special/Live event 4p

 

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Comments (42)

  • Splatman  

    Star Wars Rebels season 2 will premier June 20 at 9pm EST.

  • skw  

    According to the AMC website, Humans premiers Sunday, June 28.

  • skw  

    The Lion's Mouth Opens on HBO: Does this premiere on May 25 or June 1? You've got it in both places.

  • coldtoes  

    PBS's First Peoples is now set to premiere June 24, as opposed to April 29.

  • cbwdoug  

    SyFy series Troy: Street Magic returns on May 19th at 10 and Dark Matter premieres on June 12th at 10.

  • JOEYBIN  

    What about the ABC network
    Why not dated in their series

  • cbwdoug  

    Ripper St. returns to BBC America on April 29th at 10.
    And Tatau premiers on BBC America on April 18th at10.

  • Splatman  

    "When Calls The Heart" Season 2 is confirmed for April 24th at 8/7c.

  • skw  

    I've heard that "Your Family or Mine" will premier on TBS in April. Does anyone know when?

  • BeasParents  

    Poldark reboot on PBS Masterpiece June 14?

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