2017 Winter/Spring TV Premiere Calendar

  • Publish Date: December 15, 2016
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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 February 17

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).

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February premieres

FRI / February 17
  Cassandra French’s Finishing School NEW Drama DirecTV/AT&T, 10:30p
  Chef's Table Trailer Reality Netflix
  Great Performances: New York City Ballet in Paris SPECIAL Music PBS 9p
SAT / February 18
  Britney Ever After MOVIE Trailer Drama Lifetime, 8p
Britney Spears biopic stars Natasha Bassett as the pop star.
  For Peete's Sake Reality OWN, 10p
Planet Earth II MINISERIES Trailer Nature/Documentary BBC America, 9p
The BBC's hit 2006 nature series gets an ultra-high-def, six-part sequel that will give you an excuse to show off that new 4K TV you just got for Christmas (at least if you have DISH Network or wait until it's on 4K Blu-ray, as other TV providers likely won't have a 4K broadcast). David Attenborough returns as narrator. Tonight's BBC America premiere will be simulcast on AMC and Sundance, though the remaining five episodes (all airing on Sunday nights) will be exclusive to BBC America. The series already aired in the UK, where The Guardian named it 2016's best television program.
  The Zoo NEW Reality Animal Planet, 10p
SUN / February 19
  Bar Rescue Reality Spike, 10p
Big Little Lies MINISERIES Trailer Drama/Comedy HBO 9p
David E. Kelley's seven-episode adaptation of Liane Moriarty's book stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, and Zoe Kravitz. Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, Wild) directs every episode.
Billions Trailer Full 1st episode (free) Drama Showtime 10p
Crashing NEW Trailer Clip Comedy HBO 10:30p
Comedian Pete Holmes plays a New York-based stand-up comic who is forced to re-evaluate his life after he discovers that his wife has been cheating on him. Holmes created the series and serves as a producer along with Judd Apatow (who directs the opener). Lauren Lapkus, T.J. Miller, and Artie Lange also star.
The Good Fight NEW Trailer Drama CBS 8p
Spinoff from long-running critical hit The Good Wife returns Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, and Sarah Steele while adding Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Paul Guilfoyle, Bernadette Peters, Justin Bartha, and Erica Tazel. Only this first episode will be broadcast on CBS; all subsequent episodes will be exclusive to the network's paid streaming service, CBS All Access (where new episodes will arrive weekly on Sundays).
  Lone Star Law Reality Animal Planet, 10p
  Long Island Medium Reality TLC, 8p
  The Paley Center Salutes NBC's 90th Anniversary SPECIAL Special NBC 9p
  Roy Wood Jr.: Father Figure SPECIAL Trailer Comedy Comedy Central 11p
  When Calls the Heart Drama Hallmark, 9p
MON / February 20
Bates Motel Trailer Drama A&E, 10p
Rihanna joins the cast (as Marion Crane!) for the show's fifth and final season.
  Battle for the Pride SPECIAL Documentary/Nature Nat Geo, 9p
The Breaks NEW Drama VH1, 9p
Scripted series continues the story (set in the New York hip hop community in 1990) that began in the VH1 movie of the same name last year.
  Storm Cats SPECIAL Documentary/Nature Nat Geo, 10p
  The Talk: Race in America SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
Unlocking the Cage MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO 8p
TUE / February 21
The Detour Comedy TBS, 10p
Season 2 starts with back-to-back new episodes tonight. Guests this season include Samantha Bee, James Cromwell, John Oliver, and Laura Benanti.
  Jaguar: Supercat SPECIAL Documentary/Nature Nat Geo, 9p
  The Pop Game NEW Reality Lifetime, 10p
  Stranded with a Million Dollars NEW Reality MTV, 10p
  Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark SPECIAL Trailer Comedy Netflix
WED / February 22
  BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors SPECIAL Special BET/Centric, 8p
  Brit Awards 2017 SPECIAL Special BBC America, 10p
  Major Crimes Drama TNT, 9p
  Soul of the Cat SPECIAL Documentary/Nature Nat Geo, 9p
THU / February 23
The Blacklist: Redemption NEW Drama NBC 10p
This spinoff from hit drama The Blacklist was introduced in a May episode that found Ryan Eggold's Tom Keen joining up with Famke Janssen's (Taken, X-Men) Scottie Hargrave, who runs the covert mercenary organization Grey Matters. Edi Gathegi (who plays Matias Solomon) also moves over from The Blacklist to the spinoff, while Unforgettable's Tawny Cypress joins Redemption as a regular. Terry O’Quinn (Lost) will recur.
  My Brother, My Brother and Me NEW Clip Trailer Comedy/Reality Seeso
Sun Records MINISERIES Trailer Drama CMT, 10p
Eight-part series based on the Tony-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet stars Chad Michael Murray and Billy Gardell.
FRI / February 24
  Great Performances: New York City Ballet Symphony in C SPECIAL Music PBS 9p
I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller Netflix
This Netflix indie thriller is the directorial debut for Green Room/Blue Ruin star Macon Blair, and it just won the top award at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood star.
  Mama June: From Not to Hot NEW Reality WE, 10p
Patriot NEW Trailer Full 1st episode Drama/Comedy Amazon
This hourlong dramedy, written and directed by Steve Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), centers on an intelligence officer (Michael Dorman) whose mission to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons necessitates going undercover at a Milwaukee pipe factory. (In his spare time, he's also a mediocre folk singer/songwriter.) Lost's Terry O'Quinn plays his father and boss, and the cast also includes Kurtwood Smith and Michael Chernus.
  Prison Fighters: 5 Rounds to Freedom MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Sports Showtime 8:30p
  Ultimate Beastmaster NEW Trailer Reality competition Netflix
Sylvester Stallone-produced international strength/endurance competition will feature different hosts in different countries, including Terry Crews in the U.S. All 10 episodes stream today.
  Uncommon Sense Live Talk MTV2, 11:30p
  VeggieTales in the City NEW Family Netflix
  Vice Newsmagazine HBO 11p
SAT / February 25
  Independent Spirit Awards SPECIAL Live event IFC, 5p ET
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney host. (Amount of tuna tbd.)
  Say Yes to the Dress Reality TLC, 8p
SUN / February 26
  89th Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC 5p ET
Jimmy Kimmel hosts.
  Building Alaska Reality DIY, 9p
MON / February 27
  Africa's Great Civilizations MINISERIES Documentary PBS 9p
  Chris Webber's Full Court Pranks NEW Reality truTV, 10p
  Code of a Killer MINISERIES Drama Acorn TV
  Cold Case Files Reality A&E, 9p
  The High Court NEW Trailer Comedy/Reality Comedy Central Midnight
Comedian Doug Benson adjudicates disputes between real people who were planning on taking their cases to an actual court. (Think of it as Judge Judy but with far more drugs invovled.)
  The Obama Years: The Power of Words SPECIAL Documentary Smithsonian, 8p
Taken NEW Trailer Drama NBC 10p
New series serves as a prequel to the Liam Neeson action film trilogy of the same name, centering on a young version of Neeson's Bryan Mills character (played here by Vikings' Clive Standen) as he goes about acquiring his particular set of skills. Jennifer Beals plays his CIA boss, while Gaius Charles (Friday Night Lights) co-stars as one of his fellow operatives. Homeland veteran Alexander Cary serves as showrunner, and the films' Luc Besson will also be on board as a producer.
Tickled MOVIE Documentary HBO 10p
TV debut of 2016 documentary (a film festival hit about the burgeoning field of competitive tickling) adds a new 20-minute follow-up special, The Tickle King.
  The Voice Reality competition NBC 8p
When We Rise MINISERIES Trailer Drama ABC 9p
Eight-hour miniseries about the history of America's gay rights movement from Oscar-winning Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black stars Guy Pearce, Mary Louise-Parker, Michael K. Williams, Rachel Griffiths, and Ivory Aquino, with guest appearances from David Hyde Pierce, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, and Denis O'Hare. Gus Van Sant directs tonight's opener (other directors include Dee Rees, Thomas Schlamme, and Black himself). The miniseries will air nightly this week through Friday (skipping Tuesday for a Presidential address).
TUE / February 28
  Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes SPECIAL Comedy Netflix

March premieres

WED / March 1
  Bringing Up Ballers NEW Reality Lifetime, 10p
  Catfish: The TV Show Reality MTV, 8p
Chicago Justice NEW Drama NBC 10p
NBC will leave no aspect of Chicago unturned. Dick Wolf's empire expands to a fourth series, this one centering on state prosecutors that is based on a backdoor pilot which aired last season as an episode of Chicago P.D. Philip Winchester (Strike Back) stars alongside Carl Weathers, Joelle Carter (Justified), and Jon Seda (moving on from Chicago P.D.). Special sneak preview tonight; premiere also airs in the show's regular timeslot Sunday 3/5 at 9p.
  Conan Without Borders: Made In Mexico SPECIAL Comedy TBS, 10p
National Treasure NEW Drama Hulu
USA debut of hit UK series from Jack Thorne (This Is England, Skins). Robbie Coltrane stars as a popular comedian who is accused of sexual abuse. Julie Walters and Andrea Riseborough also star.
  Skin Tight Reality TLC, 10p
  TIME: The Kalief Browder Story MINISERIES Trailer Documentary Spike, 10p
THU / March 2
  60 Days In Reality A&E, 9p
  When We Rise: The People Behind the Story SPECIAL Documentary ABC 8p
FRI / March 3
  Annedroids Family Amazon
  Water & Power: A California Heist MOVIE Documentary Nat Geo, 9p
SAT / March 4
  Love Thy Neighbor Comedy OWN, 9p
SUN / March 5
The Arrangement NEW Drama E!, 10p
The network's second scripted series stars Josh Henderson, Christine Evangelista, and Michael Vartan.
  Big Time RV Reality Travel, 9p
  Boat Buyers NEW Reality Travel, 10p
Chicago Justice NEW Drama NBC 9p
NBC will leave no aspect of Chicago unturned. Dick Wolf's empire expands to a fourth series, this one centering on state prosecutors that is based on a backdoor pilot which aired last season as an episode of Chicago P.D. Philip Winchester (Strike Back) stars alongside Carl Weathers, Joelle Carter (Justified), and Jon Seda (moving on from Chicago P.D.).
Feud: Bette and Joan NEW Trailer Drama FX 10p
It's yet another Ryan Murphy anthology series. This one, as the title suggests, will examine famous feuds in history, beginning with the rivalry between Hollywood stars Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) beginning during the filming of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?. Like every Murphy series, the cast is excellent. Also starring are Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis, Alfred Molina, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, and Kiernan Shipka.
  iHeartRadio Music Awards SPECIAL Special/Live event TBS/TNT/truTV, 8p ET
  Keeping Up with the Kardashians Reality E!, 9p
  Killing Richard Glossip MINISERIES Documentary ID, 9p
  The Last Man on Earth Comedy Fox 9:30p
  Little Big Shots Reality NBC 8p
Making History NEW Trailer1 Trailer2 Comedy Fox 8:30p
It's yet another time travel series. But unlike the others currently on the air, this one's a comedy. Adam Pally, Leighton Meester, and writer-comedian Yassir Lester star as three friends—who happen not to live in the same century (most of the time). Fox is pitching the series as two shows in one, with one being a modern-day relationship comedy and the other a historical adventure. The series, which recently saw its first-season order cut to just 9 episodes, was created by The Grinder writer Julius Sharpe and produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Last Man on Earth ).
  Naked and Afraid Reality Discovery, 10p
  North Woods Law: New Hampshire NEW Reality Animal Planet, 9p
  Once Upon a Time Drama ABC 8p
  Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar Reality/Music AXS, 9p ET
Shades of Blue Drama NBC 10p
Time After Time NEW Trailer Drama ABC 9p
It's yet another time travel series. Kevin Williamson (The Following) adapts Karl Alexander's sci-fi novel (previously turned into an excellent 1979 film by Nicholas Meyer) that examines what would happen if 19th century author H. G. Wells really did build a working time machine—and use it to track down Jack the Ripper across multiple time periods. (Expect much of the show to take place in the not-too-distant present, however.) UnReal's Freddie Stroma stars as Wells while Josh Bowman (Revenge) plays Jack. Tonight's premiere runs two hours.
  Who Do You Think You Are? Reality TLC, 10p
MON / March 6
  Midsomer Murders Drama Acorn TV
  The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Music HBO 8p
  Origins: The Journey of Humankind MINISERIES Documentary/Drama Nat Geo, 9p
TUE / March 7
The Americans Trailer Drama FX 10p
  untitled Amy Schumer stand-up special SPECIAL Comedy Netflix
  The Partner NEW Trailer Reality competition CNBC, 10p
  People Icons NEW Newsmagazine ABC 10p
Trial & Error NEW Trailer Comedy NBC 9:30p
If you think that true crime documentaries suffer from being way too serious, this could be your new favorite show. Described as "quirky" and "outrageous" by the network, this fish-out-of-water tale finds a big-city lawyer (Nicholas D'Agosto) heading to a small town to defend an eccentric poetry professor (John Lithgow) against charges that he murdered his wife. Going forward, NBC will air two new episodes each week (at 9 and 9:30 on Tuesdays). Should the show earn a renewal, the second season would follow a completely different case.
WED / March 8
  Chopped Junior: Make Me a Judge Tournament Reality competition Food, 8p
  Designated Survivor Drama ABC 10p
  Survivor Reality competition CBS 8p
Underground Trailer Drama WGN, 10p
  Victorian Rebel - Marianne North SPECIAL Documentary Smithsonian, 8p
THU / March 9
  The Catch Drama ABC 10p
  The Darkest Universe MOVIE Comedy/Drama Seeso
Second film from the duo of Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley (Black Pond, Flowers).
Kicking and Screaming NEW Reality competition Fox 9p
Survival reality competition pairs outdoor experts with "pampered partners."
FRI / March 10
  Buddy Thunderstruck NEW Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
Burning Sands MOVIE Drama Netflix
  Ghost Brothers Reality TLC, 9p
  Hand of God Trailer Drama Amazon
Love Trailer Comedy Netflix
  Tangled Before Ever After MOVIE Animation Disney, 8p
  The Vampire Diaries FINALE Drama CW 8p
SAT / March 11
  American Jihad MOVIE Documentary Showtime 9p
  Jerrod Carmichael: 8 SPECIAL Trailer Comedy HBO 10p
  Samurai Jack Trailer Animation Adult Swim, 11p
The Cartoon Network original, off the air since 2004, returns for a 10-episode revival that will wrap up the series for good.
SUN / March 12
American Crime Drama ABC 10p
The third season of John Ridley's acclaimed drama anthology examines class and workers' rights issues in a North Carolina farming community. Returning cast members (playing new characters) include Regina King, Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Lili Taylor, Richard Cabral, Benito Martinez, and Connor Jessup, while Cherry Jones and Sandra Oh are among the new faces.
  Spring Baking Championship Reality competition Food, 9p
MON / March 13
  Baby Daddy Comedy Freeform, 8:30p
  Cries from Syria MOVIE Documentary HBO 10p
  Martin Clunes' Islands of Australia MOVIE Trailer Documentary Acorn TV
  Top Gear Trailer Reality BBC America, 9p
  Young & Hungry Comedy Freeform, 8p
TUE / March 14
  Adam Carolla And Friends Build Stuff Live NEW Talk Spike, 10p
WED / March 15
  Greenleaf Drama OWN, 10p
Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo Drama Sundance, 10p
Brian Dennehy and Irma P. Hall join the cast for the show's six-episode second season, which is based on Mucho Mojo, the second book in Joe R. Lansdale's series.
THU / March 16
  Hustle & Soul NEW Trailer Reality WE, 10p
  Review NEW Comedy Comedy Central 10p
Premiere of the third and final season of the acclaimed Andy Daly-starring series.
  Shrink NEW Comedy Seeso
Snatch NEW Trailer Drama Crackle
Series adaptation of the 2001 movie stars Rupert Grint.
FRI / March 17
  Animals Animation/Comedy HBO 11:30p
Deidra & Laney Rob a Train MOVIE Trailer Comedy/Drama Netflix
  Julie's Greenroom NEW Trailer Family Netflix
Julie Andrews hosts a new Jim Henson Company-produced Netflix children's series. Guest (and puppet voices) include Carol Burnett, Alec Baldwin, Ellie Kemper, Josh Groban, and David Hyde Pierce.
Marvel's Iron Fist NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
Fourth Netflix Marvel series stars Finn Jones, David Wenham, Jessica Henwick, Jessica Stroup, and Carrie-Anne Moss, and comes from Scott Buck (Dexter). All 13 episodes stream today.
  The Originals Drama CW 8p
  Striking Out NEW Trailer Drama Acorn TV
USA premiere of the hit Irish legal drama starring Amy Huberman, Neil Morrissey, and Rory Keenan.
SUN / March 19
Into the Badlands Drama/Action AMC 10p
MON / March 20
  Big Beach Builds NEW Reality DIY, 9p
  Sweet Home Oklahoma NEW Reality Bravo, 10p
  The Twins: Happily Ever After? Reality Freeform, 9p
TUE / March 21
  Cosplay Melee NEW Reality competition Syfy, 10p
  If Loving You Is Wrong Drama OWN, 9p
  Parched MINISERIES Documentary Nat Geo, 9p
  Upscale with Prentice Penny NEW Trailer Comedy/Reality truTV, 10p
WED / March 22
  The Comedy Jam NEW Comedy/Music Comedy Central 10p
  Empire Drama Fox 9p
  Rogue Drama DirecTV/AT&T, 9p
Shots Fired NEW Trailer1 Trailer2 Drama Fox 8p
Think of it as Fox's answer to ABC's American Crime. This event series from Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights) and Reggie Rock Bythewood follows the political, societal, and media aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Tennessee town. The strong cast includes Helen Hunt, Stephen Moyer, Richard Dreyfuss, Stephan James, and Aisha Hinds.
THU / March 23
Idiotsitter Comedy Comedy Central 10p
FRI / March 24
  An American Girl Story - Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance MOVIE Family Amazon
Grace and Frankie Comedy Netflix
  Ingobernable NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
All 15 episodes of the Mexican series (which centers on that country's fictitious first lady) stream today.
  Tangled: The Series NEW Animation Disney, 7:30p
SUN / March 26
  To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters MINISERIES Drama PBS 9p
MON / March 27
  Asylum NEW Clip Comedy Acorn TV
  Pocahontas: Beyond the Myth SPECIAL Documentary Smithsonian, 8p
TUE / March 28
  Dead Reckoning: War, Crime and Justice From WW2 to the War on Terror MINISERIES Documentary PBS 8p
Rebel NEW Drama BET, 9p
Timely drama series about a racially motivated police shooting is directed by John Singleton and stars Danielle Moné Truitt, Giancarlo Esposito, Mykelti Williamson, Method Man, and LaTanya Richardson.
WED / March 29
Harlots NEW Trailer Drama Hulu
Eight-episode British production centers on a brothel owner in London during the 1700s. Samantha Morton, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Lesley Manville star.
Imaginary Mary NEW Trailer Comedy ABC 8:30p
Jenna Elfman stars as an independent career woman who finally meets the love of her life (Stephen Schneider), a divorced father of three. The catch? Her "slightly unhinged" childhood imaginary friend (voiced by Rachel Dratch) suddenly re-enters her life to give her advice. This live-action/CGI hybrid comes from The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg, plus David Guarascio and Disney animator Patrick Osborne. Special sneak preview tonight; the series moves to Tuesdays at 9:30p starting April 4.
Nobodies NEW Comedy TV Land, 10p
Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone are among the producers for this comedy from Groundlings vets Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras, who play versions of themselves as they try to persuade their more famous friends to star in a movie they have written. Expect plenty of recognizable guests (including Jason Bateman, Maya Rudolph, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon in the opener). The series has already been renewed for a 2nd season.
FRI / March 31
13 Reasons Why NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
An adaptation of the book by Jay Asher about the suicide of a teenage girl, this 13-episode young adult drama series is directed (in part) by Spotlight's Tom McCarthy, written by Pulitzer-winning playwright Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal), and produced by Selena Gomez.
  CMT Hometown Heroes SPECIAL Reality CMT, 10p
The Discovery MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, and Jesse Plemmons star in a Netflix original film set in a world where the afterlife has been proven to exist (and people are literally dying to get there). Charlie McDowell (The One I Love) directs.
  Disgraced MOVIE Documentary/Sports Showtime 9p
  Dudamel Conducts Tangos Under the Stars with the LA Phil SPECIAL Music PBS 9p

April premieres

SUN / April 2
  52nd Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p
  Call the Midwife Drama PBS 8p
  Home Fires Drama PBS 9p
  The Kennedys - After Camelot MINISERIES Drama Reelz, 9p ET
This two-part, four hour sequel to The Kennedys stars Matthew Perry (as Ted Kennedy) and Katie Holmes (as Jackie Kennedy Onassis). The conclusion airs Sunday 4/9.
MON / April 3
  Meow Madness SPECIAL Cat sports Hallmark, tbd
  Southern Charm Reality Bravo, 9p
TUE / April 4
iZombie Drama CW 9p
  Jesus of Rome SPECIAL Documentary/Drama PBS 8p
Prison Break Trailer1 Trailer2 Drama Fox 9p
Last seen on the air in 2009, the Fox drama returns as a 10-episode event series with most of the original cast returning.
WED / April 5
Archer Trailer Animation/Comedy FXX 10p
The animated comedy moves from FX to FXX for an eighth season (subtitled "Dreamland") that will radically shake up the show's formula once again, with a noir-ish story set in 1947 Los Angeles.
Brockmire NEW Trailer Comedy IFC, 10p
Hank Azaria stars as a hard-drinking baseball announcer whose on-air meltdown forces him to re-start his career in the minor leagues. Amanda Peet also stars.
  Talk Show the Game Show NEW Comedy/Talk/Game show truTV, 10p
THU / April 6
  Big Jay Oakerson's What's Your F@%king Deal?! Comedy Seeso
FRI / April 7
  American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story NEW Documentary Amazon
13-episode docuseries blends archival footage, interviews, and reenactments to trace the life of the Playboy founder.
  First Dates NEW Reality NBC 8p
Dating show, which follows a variety of first dates happening simultaneously on one night at a Chicago restaurant, is produced by Ellen DeGeneres and narrated by Drew Barrymore.
  The Toy Box NEW Reality competition ABC 8p
SAT / April 8
The Son NEW Trailer Drama AMC 9p
This adaptation of Philipp Meyer's epic novel about three generations in a Texas family dynasty stars Pierce Brosnan. Tonight's premiere runs two hours, and all first season episodes will also air on Sundance.
MON / April 10
Angie Tribeca Trailer Comedy TBS, 10:30p
The guest lineup for the comedy's third season includes Natalie Portman, Chris Pine, Michelle Dockery, Niecy Nash, Jack McBrayer, Rob Riggle, Heather Graham, Ed Helms, Mary McCormack, Ernie Hudson, Michaela Watkins, Constance Zimmer, John Michael Higgins, Rob Huebel, Rachel Dratch, Jean Smart, and more.
Better Call Saul Clip Drama AMC 10p
The third season of the critically acclaimed Breaking Bad prequel adds one of the latter show's most iconic characters to its cast.
TUE / April 11
  Brooklyn Nine-Nine Comedy Fox 8p
WED / April 12
  Hollywood Darlings NEW Trailer Reality/Comedy Pop, 8p
  National Enquirer Investigates Reality Reelz, 9p ET
  Return of the Mac NEW Trailer Comedy Pop, 8:30p
FRI / April 14
  Chelsea Talk/Comedy Netflix
For its second season, the Chelsea Handler-hosted series switches to an hourly, once-a-week format (with new episodes each Friday).
Sandy Wexler MOVIE Trailer Comedy Netflix
Latest Adam Sandler Netflix original is a 1990s-set comedy that also stars Jennifer Hudson, Terry Crews, and Arsenio Hall, plus usual suspects Kevin James and Rob Schneider.
SAT / April 15
Class NEW Sci-fi BBC America, 10p
New Doctor Who spinoff from A Monster Calls screenwriter Patrick Ness is set at Coal Hill Academy.
  Doctor Who Sci-fi BBC America, 9p
Final season for Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.
SUN / April 16
  Beverly Hills Dog Show SPECIAL Special USA, 8p
Guerrilla MINISERIES Trailer Drama Showtime 9p
A British co-production, this six-part limited series from John Ridley (ABC's American Crime, 12 Years a Slave) follows a black activist movement during 1970s London. Idris Elba and Freida Pinto head the cast.
The Leftovers Trailer Drama HBO 9p
The acclaimed drama's third and final season is set in Australia and Texas.
Veep Comedy HBO 10:30p
The White Princess MINISERIES Trailer Drama Starz, 8p
Eight-episode sequel to The White Queen, again based on a Philippa Gregory novel.
TUE / April 18
  Cooper's Treasure NEW Reality Discovery, 10p
Famous in Love NEW Drama Freeform, 9p
Bella Thorne stars in this new series adaptation of Rebecca Serle's novel about a college student who gets her big break when she is cast in a major Hollywood blockbuster.
  Pretty Little Liars Drama Freeform, 8p
THU / April 20
  Brent Weinbach: Appealing to the Mainstream SPECIAL Comedy Seeso
FRI / April 21
  The Amazing Race Reality competition CBS 8p
Bill Nye Saves the World NEW Trailer Talk/Science Netflix
The science guy moves to Netflix for a new series that blends panel discussions and field reports, with each episode investigating the science behind a specific topic (ranging from climate change to videogames to alternative medicine).
  Bosch Drama Amazon
Girlboss NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
Britt Robertson stars in a fashion industry series inspired by the book #Girlboss by Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso.
  Thunderbirds Are Go Family Amazon
SAT / April 22
  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks MOVIE Drama HBO 8p
Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in an adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's acclaimed nonfiction book about a woman whose cancerous cells were harvested by scientists in the 1950s and used for medical research ever since.
SUN / April 23
Mary Kills People NEW Drama Lifetime, 10p
Scripted series stars Caroline Dhavernas as a pro-euthanasia physician.
  NY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
Silicon Valley Trailer Comedy HBO 10p
MON / April 24
  Gotham Drama Fox 8p
TUE / April 25
  Genius NEW Trailer Drama Nat Geo, tbd
Nat Geo's first scripted series is an anthology that will focus on one of history's great minds each season. Up first: Geoffrey Rush plays Albert Einstein in an eight-episode adaptation of Walter Isaacson's book Einstein: His Life and Universe that also stars Emily Watson and Johnny Flynn. Ron Howard makes his television drama directorial debut with tonight's premiere (and also serves as a producer on the series with Brian Grazer).
Great News NEW Trailer Comedy NBC 9p
The 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt team of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, along with Emmy-winning 30 Rock writer Tracey Wigfield, return to NBC with a promising new comedy. Created by the latter, Great News is not all that dissimilar from the format of 30 Rock, albeit set behind the scenes of a cable TV news program instead of a sketch comedy series. Here, the story centers on a producer played by Briga Heelan (Ground Floor, Undateable), who is chagrined to learn that her overbearing mother (Andrea Martin) has joined the station as an intern. Wigfield co-stars alongside Horatio Sanz, John Michael Higgins, Nicole Richie, and Adam Campbell. Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight (and each week going forward).
WED / April 26
Gomorrah Drama Sundance, 10p
The Handmaid's Tale NEW Trailer Trailer2 Drama/Sci-fi Hulu
Ten-episode Hulu original series is based on the acclaimed Margaret Atwood novel of the same name that's set in a dystopian near future where a fundamentalist dictatorship called Gilead has replaced the United States. Elisabeth Moss heads a cast that also features Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, Alexis Bledel, and Ann Dowd.
FRI / April 28
Casting JonBenet MOVIE Trailer Documentary Netflix
Catastrophe Comedy Amazon
Dear White People NEW Trailer Comedy/Drama Netflix
Justin Simien adapts his own 2014 movie of the same name about racial tensions at a mostly white Ivy League college. The 10-episode series returns the film's Brandon Bell but finds Logan Browning (Powers) replacing Tessa Thompson as the lead.
SAT / April 29
  2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony SPECIAL Music HBO 8p

MAY premieres

MON / May 1
  Lucifer Drama Fox 9p
TUE / May 2
  The Victorian Slum NEW Reality PBS 8p
THU / May 4
  Hidden America With Jonah Ray Comedy Seeso
FRI / May 5
Sense8 Drama/Sci-fi Netflix
FRI / May 12
Anne NEW Trailer Drama/Family Netflix
Eight-episode adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, which centers on an orphan girl in a small Canadian town in 1890, comes from Breaking Bad writer Moira Walley-Beckett. Niki Caro (Whale Rider) directs the premiere.
I Love Dick NEW Full 1st episode Comedy/Drama Amazon
The second Amazon series from Transparent creator Jill Soloway is an adaptation of Chris Kraus's experimental, genre-blending 1997 novel/memoir acclaimed for its intelligent and intimate exploration of male/female relationships. Filmed on location in Marfa, Texas (a setting that represents just one of many changes made from the source material), the series stars Kathryn Hahn (whose performance is already generating Emmy buzz) along with Kevin Bacon and Griffin Dunne.
SUN / May 14
  King Charles III MOVIE Drama PBS 9p
THU / May 18
  First in Human: The Trials of Building 10 MINISERIES Documentary Discovery, 9p
FRI / May 19
  Summer of 69: No Apostrophe SPECIAL Comedy/Music Epix, 10p
Filmed version of the latest live show from Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.
  Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Comedy Netflix
SUN / May 21
  2017 Billboard Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music ABC 8p
  Dark Angel MOVIE Drama PBS 9p
Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt stars as Britain's first female serial killer, Mary Ann Cotton.
Twin Peaks Drama Showtime 9p
The year's most-anticipated television event is this unlikely revival of David Lynch's groundbreaking ABC series Twin Peaks over 25 years after it last aired. This third season finds the series moving to Showtime but returning almost everyone from the original series (including not just the cast but also co-creator Mark Frost and composer Angelo Badalamenti) and adding a ton of recognizable faces, including (to name just a few) Laura Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Naomi Watts, Eddie Vedder, Michael Cera, Brett Gelman, Tim Roth, Sharon Van Etten, Amanda Seyfried, Robert Forster, Charlyne Yi, and Trent Reznor. Lynch directs every one of the 18 hours, which are now expected to air consecutively (rather than split into two seasons). Tonight's premiere runs two hours, and the next two episodes will also be available to stream immediately tonight if you find yourself unable to wait.
TUE / May 23
Casual Comedy Hulu
WED / May 24
  Dirty Dancing MOVIE Musical ABC 8p
This three-hour musical adaptation of the 1987 movie stars Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Colt Prattes, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Katey Sagal, and Billy Dee Williams.
THU / May 25
  The Red Nose Day Special SPECIAL Variety NBC tbd
FRI / May 26
  Long Strange Trip MINISERIES Documentary/Music Amazon
Six-part Martin Scorsese-produced documentary examines the history of The Grateful Dead. Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) directs.
TUE / May 30
  Animal Kingdom Drama TNT, 9p
House of Cards Drama Netflix
  untitled Sarah Silverman stand-up special SPECIAL Comedy Netflix
WED / May 31
  Kingdom Drama AT&T/DirecTV

summer/FALL premieres

THU / JUNe 1
  Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Comedy Seeso
  The Cyanide & Happiness Show Animation/Comedy Seeso
SUN / June 4
I'm Dying Up Here NEW Trailer Drama Showtime 10p
Showtime's latest original drama series focuses on the stand-up comedy scene in Los Angeles during the 1970s. Jim Carrey is among the producers, while the cast is topped by Melissa Leo and Ari Graynor and also includes Jake Lacy, Clark Duke, RJ Cyler, Sebastian Stan, Michael Angarano, and Andrew Santino. Guests include Jon Daly, Al Madrigal, Alfred Molina, and Robert Forster.
FRI / June 9
Orange Is the New Black Trailer Drama/Comedy Netflix
SAT / June 10
  For Better or Worse Comedy OWN, 9p
  Orphan Black Drama/Sci-fi BBC America, 10p
SUN / June 11
  71st Annual Tony Awards SPECIAL Live event CBS 8p
FRI / June 16
  The Great British Baking Show Reality competition PBS 9p
WED / June 21
  I'm Sorry NEW Trailer Comedy truTV, 10p
THU / JUNe 22
  Doug Stanhope & Friends SPECIAL Comedy Seeso
  The Guest List Comedy Seeso
MON / Aug 21
  NOVA: Solar Eclipse SPECIAL News/Science PBS 8p
SUN / September 10
  97th Miss America Competition SPECIAL Live event ABC 9p
SUN / September 17
  69th Primetime Emmy Awards SPECIAL Live event CBS 8p ET
Stephen Colbert hosts.
TUE / October 31
  Stranger Things Trailer Drama/Horror Netflix



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Comments (138)

  • cmcino  

    The Arrangement (New series) - March 5 @ 10p on E!

  • Rebelone18  

    The Vampire Diaries starts back on Jan 13 Gotham, Timeless and Lucifer start back up on Jan 16 Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away Wth Murder start back on Jan 19 Scandal ( season 6 ep 1) starts on Jan 19 @ 9pm

  • beachldy  

    The Good Place returned on Jan 5th

  • Rebelone18  

    Today 1/5/17 On ID at 9pm the new season of Ice Cold Killers starts this will be Season 5 EP 1

  • blarpisblarp  

    DIY Channel
    Kitchen Crashers – Premieres Monday, January 4, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
    Income Property – Premieres Thursday, February 18, at 10 p.m. ET/PT

  • jennizaqt  

    The Disney Parks' Magical Christmas Celebration
    ABC, SUN DEC 25 @ 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST

  • jennizaqt  

    White House Christmas 2016
    HGTV , SUN DEC 11 @ 6:00PM

  • sheilagailgail1  

    Why can I not print the new season TV premieres? I only get 3 pages and one is blank. I used to print them all the time. Now I must go to Collider.com, but they do not have half of what your company puts out. WHY, WHY, WHY? This is the 2nd request for an answer.

  • iCeOL8TR  


  • whitewalkers  

    FX comedy Baskets will return for its second season on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10 PM ET

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