Fall/Winter 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).

November premieres

WED / November 25
Christmas Through the Decades MINISERIES History Documentary 10p
NOVA: Inside Einstein's Mind SPECIAL Trailer PBS Science/Documentary 9p
Once Upon A Holiday MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
Property Brothers at Home on the Ranch NEW HGTV Reality 9p
THU / November 26
The 12 Gifts of Christmas MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration SPECIAL Fox Special 8p
Broadway at the White House SPECIAL TLC Special 8p
FRI / November 27
American Diner Revival Food Reality 9p
Andrea Bocelli: Cinema SPECIAL PBS Music 9p
Crown For Christmas MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
Momsters: When Moms Go Bad ID Reality 10p
. South of Hell NEW Trailer WE Horror 6p
Mena Suvari stars in this new horror series from Eli Roth and Jason Blum. In an unsual rollout for a cable network, WE will air all seven episodes consecutively tonight.
The Ties That Bind MOVIE HBO Documentary/Music 9p
Documentary examines the making of Bruce Springsteen's classic album The River.
Unforgettable A&E Drama 8p
The Poppy Montgomery crime drama moves to A&E for a fourth season after three years on CBS. Back-to-back new episodes air tonight.
SAT / November 28
All-Star Gingerbread Build SPECIAL HGTV, Food Reality competition 8p
A Christmas Detour MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
Dr. Feelgood NEW Reelz Reality 10p ET
A Gift Wrapped Christmas MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
Master P's Family Empire NEW Reelz Reality 8p ET
. The Spymasters - CIA in the Crosshairs MOVIE Trailer Showtime Documentary 9p
SUN / November 29
Angel of Christmas MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
The Christmas Gift MOVIE Lifetime Drama 9p
The Christmas Note MOVIE HMM Drama 9p
Nickelodeon HALO Awards SPECIAL Nickelodeon Special 7p
MON / November 30
Celebrity Inc. SPECIAL Trailer Pop Reality 9p
It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown SPECIAL ABC Special 9p
. Superstore NEW NBC Comedy 10p
Ensemble workplace comedy from The Office vet Justin Spitzer stars America Ferrera and Ben Feldman. Special sneak preview of back-to-back episodes tonight; the official series premiere is January 4, 2016.

December premieres

TUE / December 1
Building Off the Grid: North Pole SPECIAL DIY Reality 10p
Fixer Upper HGTV Reality 9p
Full Throttle Saloon Dest. America Reality 10p
New network (formerly on TruTV).
. Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Trailer Bravo Drama 10p
Bravo's scripted series returns for a second season that adds Megan Hilty, Mark Valley, and Retta to the cast.
I'm Brent Morin SPECIAL Trailer Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
Married at First Sight FYI Reality 9p
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Bravo Reality 9p
. Real Rob NEW Trailer Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
Eight-episode comedy is Rob Schneider's answer to Louie, with the comedian directing, producing, and starring in a show that blends stand-up material with scenes loosely based on his real life.
Vice Special Report: Countdown to Zero SPECIAL HBO Documentary 9p
WED / December 2
Bad Blood NEW ID Reality 10p
The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines MTV Reality competition 10p
Christmas in Rockefeller Center SPECIAL NBC Special 8p
CMT Artists of the Year SPECIAL CMT Music/Live event 8p
Finding My Father NEW Oxygen Reality 9p
Racing Extinction SPECIAL Discovery Documentary 9p
Rev Runs Around the World NEW Travel Reality 10p
Santas in the Barn NEW truTV Reality competition 9p
Top Chef Bravo Reality competition 10p
THU / December 3
CMA Country Christmas SPECIAL ABC Music 9p
Flip or Flop HGTV Reality 9p
Food Porn NEW FYI Reality 9p
The Game Awards 2015 SPECIAL
Twitch/PSN/XB Special/Live event 9p ET
. The Wiz Live! SPECIAL Trailer 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. The cast will include Queen Latifah, David Alan Grier, Uzo Aduba, Common, Ne-Yo, and Mary J. Blige, while newcomer Shanice Williams has been cast as Dorothy after a nationwide casting call.
FRI / December 4
Disney Channel Fa-La-La-Lidays Celebrates a Radio Disney Family Holiday SPECIAL Disney Music 9p
Marc Maron: More Later SPECIAL Trailer Epix Comedy 10p
Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars Trailer WE Reality 9p
. A Very Murray Christmas SPECIAL Trailer Netflix Variety 12:01a
Director Sofia Coppola reunites with her Lost in Translation star Bill Murray (who also co-writes, along with Coppola and Mitch Glazer) for this Netflix original holiday special that finds Murray playing himself as the host of a TV show, worrying that a snowstorm will prevent his guests from arriving. (Spoiler alert: they make it.) The impressive cast features George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones, Miley Cyrus, Paul Shaffer, Michael Cera, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jenny Lewis, and the band Phoenix, among others.
SAT / December 5
The Flight Before Christmas MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
Just in Time for Christmas MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
SUN / December 6
Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters SPECIAL ABC Family Special 9:30p
Karen Kingsbury's The Bridge MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
Last Chance Christmas MOVIE Lifetime Drama 9p
Magic Stocking MOVIE HMM Drama 9p
Sinatra 100 - An All-Star Grammy Concert SPECIAL CBS Music 9p
Wild Yellowstone MOVIE Nat Geo Wild Documentary/Nature 9p
MON / December 7
The Great Christmas Light Fight ABC Reality competition 8p
Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter MINISERIES Adult Swim Comedy Midnight
Created by and starring Jon Glaser, this five-part, live-action series will air nightly at midnight this week.
. Telenovela NEW NBC Comedy 10p
Eva Longoria stars as the star of a popular Spanish-language telenovela who doesn't actually speak any Spanish and whose life is filled with as many ridiculous twists and turns as the show in which she stars. Special sneak preview of back-to-back episodes tonight; the official series premiere is January 4, 2016.
TV's Funniest Animated Stars: A Paley Center for Media Special SPECIAL Fox Special 8p
U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris SPECIAL HBO Music 9p
Rescheduled concert performance.
VH1 Big in 2015 with Entertainment Weekly SPECIAL VH1 Special 9p
TUE / December 8
#BlackLove NEW FYI Reality 10:15p
Born Again Virgin TV One Comedy 9p
Born This Way NEW A&E Reality 10p
Kate Plus 8 TLC Reality 9p
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show SPECIAL CBS Special 10p
WED / December 9
Finding My Father NEW Oxygen Reality 9p
The Illusionists SPECIAL NBC Special 10p
Melting: Last Race to the Pole SPECIAL Animal Planet Documentary 9p
Rich in Faith NEW Oxygen Reality 10p
Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays SPECIAL Fox Variety 9p
THU / December 10
. Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors MOVIE NBC Drama 9p
TV movie is loosely based on the childhood of the country star. Jennifer Nettles (of the band Sugarland), Gerald McRaney, and Ricky Schroder star.
Michael Bublé’s Christmas in Hollywood SPECIAL NBC Variety 8p
Tamar & Vince Trailer WE Reality 9p
FRI / December 11
84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade SPECIAL CW Special 8p
Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays SPECIAL PBS Reality 9p
The Ridiculous Six MOVIE Trailer Netflix Comedy/Western 12:01a PT
All praise Netflix. For the next few years, theatergoers will no longer be exposed to the star's consistently awful films, as the already contoversial Six (which also stars Terry Crews, Nick Nolte, Rob Schneider, and Luke Wilson) is the first of four Sandler features that will bypass cineplexes and air exclusively on the streaming service.
. Transparent Trailer Amazon Comedy n/a
One of 2014's most critically acclaimed series returns for a second season that will see Anjelica Huston and Cherry Jones guesting in recurring roles. The show has already been renewed for a third season.
SAT / December 12
Becoming Santa MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
SUN / December 13
Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through The Snow MOVIE HMM Drama 9p
Married by Mom and Dad NEW TLC Reality 10p
Then and Now with Andy Cohen MINISERIES Bravo Talk 10p
White House Christmas 2015 SPECIAL HGTV Special 6p
Wish Upon a Christmas MOVIE Lifetime Drama 9p
MON / December 14
Adele Live in New York City SPECIAL NBC Music 10p
Bolshoi Babylon MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
. Childhood's End MINISERIES Trailer Syfy Sci-fi 8p
Arthur C. Clarke's classic novel—which starts much like Independence Day or V, with alien spacecraft appearing in Earth's skies, but then takes a very different direction—comes to the small screen in an adaptation from Matthew Graham (creator of the original UK version of Life on Mars). Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Mike Vogel (Under the Dome), Daisy Betts (The Last Resort), Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black), and Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) star. The six-hour miniseries airs across three consecutive nights.
. The Expanse NEW Trailer Full 1st episode Syfy Sci-fi 10p
Billed as the "most ambitious" series in Syfy's history, this science fiction thriller based on the book series of the same name takes place 200 years in the future after mankind has spread throughout the solar system. It centers on a detective (Thomas Jane) and a spaceship captain (Steven Strait) who stumble across a major conspiracy. Shohreh Aghdashloo and Jonathan Banks also star. The adaptation comes from the Oscar-nominated screenwriting duo of Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children of Men, Iron Man), while Breaking Bad veteran Terry McDonough is among the directors. The series moves to Tuesdays at 10p beginning the following night (12/15).
Love & Hip Hop: New York VH1 Reality 8p
. Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists MOVIE HBO Documentary 9p
THU / December 17
American Country Countdown's Top 10 Stories of 2015 SPECIAL Fox Music 8p
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball SPECIAL CW Music 8p
Luther MOVIE BBC America Drama 9p
Idris Elba reprises his role of DCI John Luther in this new three-hour special that continues the series of the same name.
FRI / December 18
F Is for Family NEW Trailer Netflix Animation/Comedy 12:01a PT
Six-episode animated comedy series from comedian Bill Burr and Michael Price (The Simpsons) follows a family in the 1970s. Burr, Laura Dern and Justin Long head the voice cast.
A Home for the Holidays SPECIAL CBS Special 9p
Making a Murderer NEW
Netflix Documentary 12:01a PT
The streaming service hops on the Serial/The Jinx bandwagon with this 10-episode true-crime series that documents a twisty series of events (including multiple violent crimes, a wrongful conviction, and possible corruption) that unfold over the course of several decades.
Mike Epps: After Dark SPECIAL
Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
SAT / December 19
A Christmas Melody MOVIE Trailer Hallmark Drama 8p
Mariah Carey directs and stars.
The Spirit of Christmas MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
SUN / December 20
The 64th Annual Miss Universe Pageant SPECIAL Fox Special/Live event 7p
Christmas Land MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
FRI / December 25
Black Mirror SPECIAL
Netflix Sci-fi 12:01a PT
USA premiere of 90-minute holiday special episode ("White Christmas") that aired in the UK last year. Jon Hamm stars.
TUE / December 29
The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors SPECIAL CBS Special 9p
This year's honorees include George Lucas, Eagles, Carole King, Rita Moreno, Seiji Ozawa, and Cicely Tyson. Stephen Colbert hosts.
Almost Genius NEW truTV Reality/Comedy 10p
WED / December 30
Mozart in the Jungle Amazon Dramedy n/a
THU / December 31
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 SPECIAL ABC Special/Live event 8p
Pitbull's New Year's Revolution SPECIAL Fox Special/Live event 11p

January premieres

FRI / January 1, 2016
Love at First Swipe TLC Reality 10:30p
Love, Lust or Run TLC Reality 10p
The Rap Game NEW Lifetime Reality competition 10p
Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta TLC Reality 9p
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride SPECIAL Trailer PBS Drama 9p
It isn't the 4th season of Sherlock (which should arrive later in 2016), but it is a brand new 90-minute episode that finds Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman's Dr. Watson in 1890s London. The special will also screen in select theaters (with additional content) on January 5 and 6.
SUN / January 3
. Bordertown NEW Fox Animation/Comedy 9:30p
Finally showing up two years after it was first announced, Seth MacFarlane's latest animated Fox series was created by Family Guy scribe Mark Hentemann. The comedy is set in a fictitious desert town near the Mexican border, where it will center on the lives of two neighbors: an American Border Patrol agent, and a hard-working Mexican immigrant. Issues of race and culture will no doubt be handled with the subtlety and nuance that has become MacFarlane's hallmark. The voice cast includes Hank Azaria (The Simpsons), Nicholas Gonzalez (Sleepy Hollow), Alex Borstein (Family Guy), and Judah Friedlander (30 Rock).
. Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life NEW Fox Comedy 8:30p
Guide dares to imagine a world in which a group of good-looking, 20-something friends live together in two apartments across the hall from each other. Here, however, their stories are all told from the perspective of just one of them (Jack Cutmore-Scott, Kingsman: The Secret Service), a "wickedly charming and deeply flawed" recent college grad who seems to make a lot of poor decisions.
. Downton Abbey Trailer PBS Drama 9p
Galavant ABC Musical/Fantasy 8p
Back-to-back new episodes air tonight and each Sunday for a total of five weeks.
Long Island Medium TLC Reality 9p
Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge CMT Reality 8p
Worst Cooks in America Food Reality competition 9p
MON / January 4
Antiques Roadshow PBS Reality 8p
The Bachelor ABC Reality competition 8p
The Biggest Loser NBC Reality competition 9p
The Breaks MOVIE Trailer VH1 Drama 9p
Kids Baking Championship Food Reality competition 8p
Superhuman SPECIAL Trailer Fox Reality competition 8p
. Superstore NEW NBC Comedy 8p
Ensemble workplace comedy from The Office vet Justin Spitzer stars America Ferrera and Ben Feldman.
. Telenovela NEW NBC Comedy 8:30p
Eva Longoria stars as the star of a popular Spanish-language telenovela who doesn't actually speak any Spanish and whose life is filled with as many ridiculous twists and turns as the show in which she stars.
TUE / January 5
10 Things NEW truTV Reality/Comedy 10:30p
. Agent Carter Trailer ABC Drama 9p
Special two-hour season premiere.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fox Comedy 9p
New day and time.
Finding Your Roots PBS Reality 8p
Grandfathered Fox Comedy 8:30p
New time slot.
The Grinder Fox Comedy 9:30p
New time slot.
New Girl Fox Comedy 8p
Pitch Slapped NEW Lifetime Reality 10p
. The Shannara Chronicles NEW Trailer MTV Drama 10p
Adaptation of Terry Brooks' epic fantasy book series comes from Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville). Special two-hour premiere.
Teen Wolf Trailer MTV Drama 9p
WED / January 6
. American Crime ABC Drama 10p
Second season features a new story and characters, and will revolve around a scandal involving two Midwestern high schools. Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Timothy Hutton, Richard Cabral, Elvis Nolasco, and Lili Taylor return from the first season, joined by newcomers including André Benjamin.
American Idol Fox Reality competition 8p
Two-hour premiere. Another new two-hour episode airs Thursday 1/7 at 8p.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Crackle Talk 11:30p ET
. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia Trailer FXX Comedy 10p
. Man Seeking Woman FXX Comedy 10:30p
People's Choice Awards 2016 SPECIAL CBS Special 9p
Jane Lynch hosts.
Restaurant Startup CNBC Reality competition 10p
THU / January 7
Beyond the Tank ABC Reality 10p
Child Genius: Battle of the Brightest Lifetime Reality competition 8p
Growing Up Hip Hop NEW WE Reality 10p
My Diet Is Better Than Yours NEW ABC Reality competition 8p
Party Down South CMT Reality 9p
. Shades of Blue NEW Trailer NBC Drama 10p
Barry Levinson-directed, New York-set cop drama stars Jennifer Lopez (in her first regular TV drama role) as a detective and single mother who is enlisted by the FBI for an undercover investigation of her own squad after she falls in with a group of dirty cops. Ray Liotta and Drea De Matteo also star.
Todd Margaret Trailer IFC Comedy 10p
David Cross comedy returns (after a four-year absence) for a third season with a shortened title. (It was formerly The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret). Jack McBreyer joins the cast. Three episodes air consecutively tonight, with the final three airing January 14.
WWE SmackDown USA Sports 8p
Moving to USA from Syfy.
FRI / January 8
Ex Isle NEW WE Reality 10p
SUN / January 10
73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards SPECIAL NBC Special/Live event 8p ET
Ricky Gervais hosts.
. Shameless Trailer Showtime Comedy/Drama 9p
TUE / January 12
Pretty Little Liars Trailer Freeform * Drama 8p
* New name for the network formerly known as ABC Family.
. Shadowhunters NEW Teaser Sneak1 Sneak2 Freeform Drama/Fantasy 9p
New series is based on The Mortal Instruments YA fantasy book series by Cassandra Clare.
WED / January 13
. Second Chance NEW Trailer Fox Drama 9p
Now on its fourth title (following Lookinglass, The Frankenstein Code, and simply Frankenstein), the latest drama from Rand Ravich (Crisis, Life) centers on a washed-up, corrupt L.A. sheriff (Philip Baker Hall, for a few minutes, at least), who—spoiler?—is killed early in the first episode. Naturally, there are two eccentric tech billionaires on hand to resurrect him as a younger man (Rob Kazinsky, True Blood) with enhanced physical powers. What will he do with a second chance at life? Probably nothing too interesting: Fox has already trimmed the season to just 11 episodes. Homeland vets Howard Gordon and Michael Cuesta serve as producers (the latter also directs the pilot), and Tim DeKay (White Collar) co-stars.
Teachers NEW TV Land Comedy 11p
New comedy about dysfunctional elementary school teachers comes from Chicago-based improv group The Katydids and executive producer Alison Brie. Series moves to 10:30p beginning 1/20.
. Younger TV Land Comedy 10p
Special one-hour premiere.
THU / January 14
. Colony NEW Trailer USA Drama/Sci-fi 10p
Producer Carlton Cuse reunites with his Lost star Josh Holloway for a series set in a near-future Los Angeles that has been occupied and colonized by an advanced alien race. Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) co-stars.
Idiotsitter NEW Comedy Central Comedy 10:30p
Making the jump from the web to TV is this series from Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse that stars the latter as a broke Ivy League grad who takes a job "babysitting" an heiress (Bell) under house arrest. Stephen Root and Jennifer Elise Cox also star.
Workaholics Comedy Central Comedy 10p
FRI / January 15
Hell's Kitchen Fox Reality competition 9p
Willie Nelson: Gershwin Prize SPECIAL PBS Special/Music 9p
SAT / January 16
Sesame Street HBO Family 9a
The beloved children's series moves from public broadcasting to HBO for its 46th season, which also finds the show switching to a half-hour format.
SUN / January 17
21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards SPECIAL A&E/Lifetime/LMN Special/Live event 8p
. Angie Tribeca NEW Trailer TBS Comedy 9p
More Sledge Hammer! or Police Squad! than Brooklyn Nine-Nine, this slapstick cop comedy comes from Steve Carell and his wife Nancy Carell. Rashida Jones, Hayes MacArthur, and Jere Burns star as members of the LAPD's elite Really Heinous Crimes Unit, while guests will include Bill Murray, Lisa Kudrow, Adam Scott, David Koechner, Amy Smart, and James Franco. All 10 episodes of the first season air back-to-back (and commercial free) tonight, and then repeated four additional times (airing for 25 straight hours all told). A second season of 10 episodes will then debut the following week (but rolling out in a more conventional weekly fashion) beginning January 25th.
. Billions NEW Trailer Showtime Drama 10p
Damian Lewis (Homeland) stars as a charismatic hedge fund manager under investigation by a U.S. Attorney (Paul Giamatti) in this Wall Street drama created by journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big to Fail) and the screenwriting team of David Levien and Brian Koppelman (Ocean's Thirteen). Neil Burger (Limitless) directs.
. Mercy Street NEW PBS Drama 10p
The first American drama series in more than a decade from PBS, the Ridley Scott-produced Mercy Street is set during the Civil War, focusing on the doctors and nurses tending to the wounded on both sides. The ensemble cast includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole, Josh Radnor, and AnnaSophia Robb.
The Real Housewives of Potomac NEW Bravo Reality 9p
The first of two new Real Housewives series scheduled to debut in 2016. (The Real Housewives of Dallas will premiere later in the year.)
MON / January 18
Fameless truTV Reality/Comedy 10p
Hit the Floor Trailer VH1 Drama 10p
TUE / January 19
Like a Boss NEW Oxygen Reality 9p
Planet Primetime NEW Travel Reality 8p
The Prancing Elites Project Oxygen Reality 8p
WED / January 20
Kocktails with Khloe NEW FYI Talk 10p
THU / January 21
The 100 CW Sci-fi 9p
Baskets NEW FX Comedy 10p
Zach Galifianakis heads the cast of this new comedy series that he co-created alongside Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia). The comedian stars as a Bakersfield, California man who pursues his dream of becoming a professional clown.
Dark Net NEW Showtime Reality 11p
DC's Legends of Tomorrow NEW Trailer CW Drama 8p
This spinoff from both The Flash and Arrow is aiming for a Dirty Dozen feel, as the time-traveling Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill, Doctor Who) assembles a ragtag group of heroes and villains to defeat an immortal threat that aims to destroy both the world and time itself. The ensemble features numerous characters introduced on The Flash, including Brandon Routh's The Atom, Wentworth Miller's Captain Cold, Victor Garber's Dr. Martin Stein, and Dominic Purcell's Heat Wave. And though she was killed off on Arrow last season—where she played Black Canary—Caity Lotz will also star in Legends as White Canary.
Portlandia IFC Comedy 10p
Season 6 guests include Louis C.K., The Flaming Lips, Mitch Hurwitz, Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat, and returning champions Kyle MacLachlan, Kumail Nanjiani, and Steve Buscemi.
SAT / January 23
Black Sails Starz Drama 9p
Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend SPECIAL HBO Comedy 10p
SUN / January 24
Hollywood Medium NEW E! Reality 10p
. The X-Files MINISERIES Trailer 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, while newcomers include Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose. 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).
MON / January 25
Angie Tribeca TBS Comedy 9:30p
Second season premiere follows after last week's first-season marathon. New episodes air weekly.
The Fosters Freeform Drama 8p
. Lucifer NEW Fox Drama 9p
Based somewhat loosely on Neil Gaiman's Vertigo/DC Comics character (who first appeared in The Sandman), this adaptation from Tom Kapinos (Californication) finds the devil (Merlin's Tom Ellis) growing bored with hell. So he resigns his position and heads to Los Angeles, where buys a nightclub and teams up with an LAPD detective to use his particular set of skills to punish evildoers. Len Wiseman and Jerry Bruckheimer are among the producers, though Joe Henderson (White Collar) serves as showrunner.
The Magicians NEW Syfy Drama/Fantasy 9p
New series is based on Lev Grossman's fantasy trilogy.
Recovery Road NEW Freeform Drama 9p
TUE / January 26
Outsiders NEW Trailer WGN Drama 9p
Formerly known as Titans, this WGN original follows an isolated Appalachian clan and their clashes with residents of a nearby town.
WED / January 27
Suits USA Drama 10p
FRI / January 29
American Masters: Mike Nichols SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
. Banshee Trailer Cinemax Drama tbd
Launch of the 8-episode final season.
The Originals CW Drama 9p
Moves to a new night.
The Vampire Diaries CW Drama 8p
Moves to a new night.
SAT / January 30
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards SPECIAL TBS/TNT Special/Live event 8p ET
SUN / January 31
Grease Live SPECIAL Trailer Fox Musical/Live event 7p
New live stage production of the musical Grease will star Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, and Carly Rae Jepsen. Tape-delayed on the West Coast.

February premieres

TUE / February 2
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson NEW FX Drama 10p
Ryan Murphy's latest pulpy anthology series will focus on a different true crime story each season. For its opening act, ACS recreates the 1990s' most sensational murder trial, with Cuba Gooding Jr. playing O.J. Simpson, John Travolta playing Robert Shapiro, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran, Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Al Cowlings, and David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian.
WED / February 3
Baby Daddy Freeform Comedy 8:30p
Madoff MINISERIES ABC Drama 8p
Four-hour miniseries concludes February 4 at 8p. Richard Dreyfuss stars as disgraced investment advisor Bernie Madoff; also starring are Blythe Danner, Peter Scolari, Tom Lipinski, Charles Grodin, and Lewis Black.
Preachers of Atlanta NEW Oxygen Reality 10p
Young & Hungry Freeform Comedy 8p
FRI / February 5
Animals NEW HBO Animation/Comedy 11:30p
New animated series about animals with very human-like problems is produced by the Duplass brothers.
Sleepy Hollow Fox Drama 8p
New day and time.
SUN / Feburary 7
Kitten Bowl III SPECIAL Hallmark Feline sports Noon
Super Bowl 50 SPECIAL CBS Sports/Live event tbd
This is the one with people, rather than puppies or kittens. A special live episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert follows the game at approximately 10p ET.
The Venture Bros. Trailer Adult Swim Animation tbd
TUE / February 9
Not Safe w/ Nikki Glaser NEW Comedy Central Comedy/Talk 10:30p
The comedian hosts this weekly comedic look at sex and relationships that blends storytelling, panel discussions, filmed segments, and more.
Tosh.0 Comedy Central Comedy 10p
THU / February 11
Impractical Jokers truTV Reality/Comedy 10p
Those Who Can't truTV Comedy 10:30p
TruTV's first scripted comedy series comes from Denver comedy troupe The Grawlix.
SUN / Feburary 14
Vinyl NEW Trailer HBO Drama 9p
Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos), Martin Scorsese, and Mick Jagger are behind this highly anticipated drama series set in New York's rock scene in the 1970s. Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, and Olivia Wilde star. Tonight's premiere runs two hours.
The Walking Dead AMC Drama/Horror 9p
Launch of the second half of season six.
MON / February 15
11/22/63 NEW Trailer Hulu Drama n/a
Hulu original is a 9-episode, J.J. Abrams-produced adaptation of Stephen King's time-travel novel about the John F. Kennedy assassination. James Franco heads a cast that also features Josh Duhamel, Chris Cooper, Cherry Jones, Nick Searcy, Lucy Fry, and T.R. Knight.
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.
Better Call Saul AMC Drama 10p
WED / February 17
Broad City Comedy Central Comedy 10p
FRI / February 19
American Masters: Carole King: Natural Woman SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
SUN / Feburary 21
Girls Trailer HBO Comedy 10p
Togetherness HBO Comedy 10:30p
TUE / February 23
This Is Not Happening Comedy Central Comedy 12:30a
SUN / February 28
88th Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL ABC Special/Live event 4p
Chris Rock hosts.
MON / February 29
Gotham Fox Drama 8p
Returns after a two-month hiatus.
The Voice NBC Reality competition 8p

Spring/summer premieres

WED / March 2
The Real O'Neals NEW ABC Comedy 8:30p
What happens when a model Catholic family of five "stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real"? Well, it involves the spilling of secrets about teen sex, sexual identity, a marriage in trouble, and more. Created by David Windsor and Casey Johnson (both from the short-lived Happy Hour) and produced by Dan Savage, the comedy stars Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope) and Jay R. Ferguson (Mad Men). A second new episode airs tonight at 9:30p, and the series will move to Tuesdays at 8:30p starting 3/8.
Rosewood Fox Drama 8p
Returns after a three-month hiatus.
THU / March 3
Adam Devine’s House Party Comedy Central Comedy 12:30a
The Family NEW ABC Drama 9p
Originally titled Flesh and Blood, this soapy thriller from ShondaLand graduate Jenna Bans centers on a slick small-town California mayor (Joan Allen) whose plans to run for governor are upended—or possibly boosted—by the return of her son (Zach Gilford, Friday Night Lights), who was presumed dead after being kidnapped a dozen years ago. But is he really who he says he is? Andrew McCarthy, Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Alison Pill (The Newsroom), and Liam James (The Way, Way Back) also star. Special preview; the series moves to Sundays at 9p beginning 3/6.
FRI / March 4
Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
TUE / March 8
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC Drama 9p
Returns from a two-month hiatus.
Of Kings & Prophets NEW ABC Drama 10p
ABC goes Old Testament with this delayed, Israel-set historical fantasy epic that depicts the rule of King Saul (Ray Winstone) and the rise to power of the young shepherd David who will eventually replace him. The series comes from Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, who have experience with this sort of thing after co-writing Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, though the network has already abandoned their original pilot and re-shot it with a new script, director, and cast.
WED / March 16
MTV Woodie Awards MTV Special tbd
Nashville ABC Drama 10p
Returns with new episodes after a three-month hiatus.
Schitt's Creek Pop Comedy 8p
MON / March 21
Dancing With the Stars ABC Reality competition 8p
THU / March 24
The Catch NEW ABC Drama 10p
Can Shonda Rhimes do it again? After successfully launching a third ABC series (How to Get Away With Murder, which wraps its second season on March 17th) last year, the producer returns with yet another soapy thriller. This one centers on a fraud investigator (The Killing's Mireille Enos) who herself becomes the victim of a huge con by her soon-to-be-ex fiancé (Peter Krause), whom she must then track down before he ruins her career. It's based on a novel by Kate Atkinson, which is adapted by Hannibal writer/producer Jennifer Schuur.
WED / March 30
Empire Fox Drama 9p
Returns after a four-month hiatus.
SUN / April 3
Call the Midwife PBS Drama 8p
iHeartRadio Music Awards SPECIAL TBS/TNT/truTV Special/Live event tbd
SUN / April 10
MTV Movie Awards MTV Special/Live event tbd
MON / April 11
Jackie Robinson MINISERIES PBS Documentary 9p
Ken Burns-directed miniseries concludes on April 12 at 9p.
THU / May 26
Red Nose Day SPECIAL NBC Special/Variety 9p
SUN / June 12
70th Annual Tony Awards SPECIAL CBS Special/Live event 8p
SUN / August 28
MTV Video Music Awards MTV Special/Live event tbd


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Comments (61)

  • Splatman  

    When Calls the Heart 2 hour holiday Special on Hallmark will air December 26th at 8PM EST.

  • pprasad  

    Legends of Tomorrow on CW announced for Jan 21, 2016

  • NotchFilter  

    PBS has The American Epic Sessions as premiering in May 2016.


  • cilnicki  

    New season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premieres on 12/1

  • skw  

    There is an untitled U2 documentary listed here on November 7. There is also a U2 special listed here on November 14. Both are on HBO. I'm thinking that since November 7 is only 4 days away, HBO would probably have a name for the program.

  • cilnicki  

    HBO documentary Kareem: Minority of One airs on 11/3.

  • dtubbs201  

    Does anyone know when Aquarius is coming back for the second season? I love that show.

  • mnichole33  

    sorry correction it starts October 20..on fyi...new season of arranged

  • mnichole33  

    new season of Arranged starts October 30 on fyi.

  • skw  

    September 24: If the Heroes series premier is 2 hours, how can The Blacklist season premier start 1 hour later? According to The Futon Critic, The Blacklists premiers on October 1.

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