Summer/Fall TV Premiere Calendar

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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 July 1

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).

July premieres

WED / July 1
BBQ Crawl Travel Reality 8p
Epic Attractions NEW Travel Reality/Travel 10p
. Extant CBS Sci-fi 10p
Flipping Out Bravo Reality 10p
Food Paradise International NEW Travel Reality/Travel 9p
Monster in My Family NEW LMN Reality 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
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular SPECIAL NBC Special/Live event 8p
SUN / July 5
Flea Market Flip GAC Reality 8p
MON / July 6
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations Travel Reality 9p
Chasing Life ABC Family Drama 10p
House Crashers HGTV Reality 11p
Penn & Teller: Fool Us CW Reality 8p
Tiny House, Big Living NEW HGTV Reality 9p
Tiny House Hunters HGTV Reality 10p
Whose Line Is It Anyway? CW Comedy 9p
Yard Crashers HGTV Reality 10p
TUE / July 7
Hollywood Cycle NEW E! Reality 10p
Hollywood Game Night NBC Game show 10p
The Seven Year Switch NEW FYI Reality 9p
Total Divas E! Reality 9p
WED / July 8
American Rehab: Virginia DIY Reality 11p
Catfish: The TV Show MTV Reality 10p
Going RV GAC Reality 10p
Key & Peele Clip Clip #2 Comedy Central Comedy 10p
Million Dollar Listing San Francisco NEW Bravo Reality 10p
. The Spoils Before Dying MINISERIES Trailer 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).
THU / 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 Trailer Syfy Drama/Fantasy 10p
Little People, Big World Trailer TLC Reality 9p
Living with the Enemy NEW Lifetime Reality 10p
One Bad Choice NEW MTV Reality 11p
. Rectify Sundance Drama 10p
Teen Mom 2 Trailer MTV Reality 10p
Untouchable: Power Corrupts NEW ID Reality 9p
FRI / July 10
Chris Tucker Live SPECIAL Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
Masters of Illusion CW Reality 8p
Redwood Kings Animal Planet Reality 9p
Sex With Brody NEW E! Talk 10:30p
Treehouse Masters Animal Planet Reality 10p
SAT / July 11
. 7 Days in Hell SPECIAL Trailer 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.
Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder SPECIAL Comedy Central Comedy 12:30a
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet NEW Animal Planet Reality 10p
Family for Christmas MOVIE Hallmark Drama 9p
Flex & Shanice OWN Reality 10p
Livin' Lozada NEW OWN Reality 9p
Morgan Spurlock Presents Freedom! The Movie MOVIE CMT Documentary 9p
SUN / July 12
The 2000s: A New Reality MINISERIES Nat Geo Documentary 9p
Basketball Wives: LA VH1 Reality 9p
. Masters of Sex Trailer Showtime Drama 10p
MTV2 Fan Fest Featuring the MTV2 Fandom Awards SPECIAL MTV2 Special 8p
Naked and Afraid XL Discovery Reality 10p
Ray Donovan Trailer Showtime Drama 9p
. The Strain FX Drama/Horror 10p
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Trailer Adult Swim Comedy 12:15a
MON / July 13
Cuban Chrome NEW Discovery Reality 10p
Running Wild with Bear Grylls NBC Reality 10p
TUE / July 14
Escaping Polygamy NEW LMN Reality 10p
Mission Pluto SPECIAL Nat Geo Science/Documentary 9p
My Giant Life NEW TLC Reality 10p
The Treehouse Guys NEW DIY Reality 9p
We're Moving In NEW FYI Reality 10p
WED / July 15
2015 ESPYS SPECIAL ABC Special/Live event 8p
Joel McHale hosts.
Donnie Loves Jenny A&E Reality 10p
The Exes TV Land Comedy 11p
Hollywood Divas TV One Reality 9p
I Am Jazz NEW Trailer TLC Reality 10p
Impastor NEW TV Land Comedy 10:30p
. 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.
Lachey’s Bar NEW A&E Reality 10:30p
Leah Remini: It's All Relative Trailer TLC Reality 9p
Wahlburgers A&E Reality 9:30p
THU / July 16
Chain Reaction GSN Game show 9p
The Chase GSN Game show 8p
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 Trailer Netflix Animation/Comedy 12:01a PT
All 12 episodes of the animated comedy's second season (which features Lisa Kudrow as BoJack's new love interest) stream today.
Tig MOVIE Trailer Netflix Documentary 12:01a PT
Treasure Quest: Snake Island NEW Discovery Reality 10p
. 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.
SAT / July 18
Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Hallmark Drama 8p
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt CMT Reality 9p
Hell on Wheels AMC Drama 9p
Start of the first half of the historical drama's fifth and final season. The remaining seven episodes will be held back for the summer of 2016.
MythBusters Trailer Discovery Reality 9p
SUN / July 19
Gunslingers Am. Heroes Reality 10p
North Woods Law Animal Planet Reality 8p
Port Protection NEW Nat Geo Reality 10p
. Tut MINISERIES Trailer #1 Trailer #2 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.
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Nat Geo Reality 9p
MON / July 20
Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson MOVIE HBO Documentary 9p
Yukon River Run NEW Nat Geo Reality 9p
TUE / July 21
The Agent NEW Esquire Reality 10p
Big Smo A&E Reality 10p
Humanity From Space SPECIAL PBS Documentary/Science 8p
Knock Knock Live NEW Fox Reality 9p
WED / July 22
Dating Naked VH1 Reality 9p
Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything NEW Disney XD Comedy 9:30p
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
The Next Great Burger NEW Esquire Reality competition 10p
. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! MOVIE Trailer Syfy Drama 9p
Joining the cast for this third installment are David Hasselhoff, Bo Derek, Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter, and Jerry Springer.
Twinning NEW VH1 Reality competition 10p
White People MOVIE Trailer MTV Documentary 8p
THU / July 23
Man vs Child: Chef Showdown NEW FYI Reality competition 9p
SAT / July 25
Race to Escape NEW Science Game show 10p
Runaway Island MOVIE TV One Drama 8p
SUN / July 26
Answered Prayers NEW TLC Reality 10p
Bikinis & Boardwalks Travel Reality 8p
I Am Cait NEW Trailer E! Reality 8p
New reality series featuring the former Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner.
Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery MOVIE HMM Drama 9p
Rick and Morty Trailer Adult Swim Animation/Comedy 11:30p
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 9p
MON / July 27
Sledgehammer HGTV Reality 11p
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
Candidly Nicole VH1 Reality 11p
Little Women: LA Lifetime Reality 9p
Little Women: Terra's Little Family Lifetime Reality 10p
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.
Staten Island Summer MOVIE Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
Semi-autobiographical film written by SNL’s Colin Jost stars Graham Phillips (The Good Wife) and Zack Pearlman (Mulaney) as friends who work as lifeguards in the summer following high school graduation. Co-stars include Jim Gaffigan and SNL vets Bobby Moynihan, Will Forte, Fred Armisen, and Cecily Strong, along with Jost.
FRI / July 31
Atlanta Plastic NEW Lifetime Reality 10p
Bring It Lifetime Reality 9p
BUNK'D NEW Disney Comedy tbd
Cold Justice TNT Reality 8p
Cold Justice: Sex Crimes NEW TNT Reality 9p
Descendants MOVIE Disney Musical 8p
Strike Back Cinemax Drama 10p
Final season premiere.

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).
On the Record with Mick Rock NEW Ovation Reality/Music 8p ET
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
It Takes a Sister NEW Oxygen Reality 9p
JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
Playing House USA Comedy 10p
WED / August 5
America's Next Top Model CW Reality competition 8p
. The Carmichael Show NEW Trailer NBC Comedy 9:30p
Six-episode comedy series finds comedian Jerrod Carmichael playing a version of himself.
Difficult People NEW Trailer Hulu Comedy n/a
New comedy series from Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner (and executive produced by Amy Poehler) which stars the pair as best friends living in New York will also feature guest appearances from Amy Sedaris, Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Martin Short, and Andy Cohen.
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
SAT / August 8
Funny Or Die Presents America’s Next Weatherman NEW TBS Reality competition 11p
SUN / August 9
America. The Beautiful. NEW Travel Reality/Nature 7p
MON / August 10
I Am Chris Farley MOVIE Trailer Spike Documentary tbd
She's Got Game NEW VH1 Reality 9p
TUE / August 11
Bad Girls Club Oxygen Reality 8p
Boss Nails NEW Oxygen Reality 9p
Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Houston Texans HBO Sports/Documentary 10p
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
SAT / August 15
Murder Made Me Famous NEW Reelz Reality/Drama 9p ET
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
Monica the Medium NEW ABC Family Reality 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 Trailer 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. Helen Mirren will host the series.
SAT / August 22
. Blunt Talk NEW Trailer 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 Trailer Starz Comedy 9:30p
The acclaimed, LeBron James-produced basketball comedy returns for an expanded second season.
Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted SPECIAL HBO Comedy 10p
The Unauthorized Full House Story MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
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
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series El Rey Drama/Horror 10p
. 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
FRI / August 28
Narcos NEW Trailer Netflix Drama 12:01a PT
Jose Padilha (RoboCop) directs and produces this 1980-set drama about Pablo Escobar, the Medellin Cartel, and the cocaine trade. Wagner Moura (who starred for Padilha in Elite Squad) plays Escobar, while Pedro Pascal (Oberyn on Game of Thrones) also stars as a DEA agent who targets him. All 10 episodes stream today.
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
Fashion Police E! Reality tbd
Melissa Rivers joins returning hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski.
Girl Code Live NEW MTV Talk 10:30p
House of DVF E! Reality 10p
Todrick NEW MTV Reality 10p

September premieres

TUE / September 1
Drunk History Comedy Central Comedy 10:30p
FRI / September 4
American Masters: Althea MOVIE PBS Documentary 9p
SUN / September 6
Masterpiece: Arthur & George MINISERIES PBS Drama 8p
Three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes' novel stars Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
TUE / September 8
. Late Show With Stephen Colbert NEW CBS Comedy/Talk 11:30p
The former Colbet Report host takes over for David Letterman as the second host of CBS's late-night franchise. New Orleans jazz artist Jon Batiste will serve as bandleader.
THU / September 10
Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest SPECIAL Epix Comedy 10p
Sunday Night Football NBC Sports/Live event 5:30p ET
FRI / September 11
20/20 ABC Newsmagazine 10p
SAT / September 12
Ferrell Takes the Field SPECIAL HBO Sports/Comedy 10p
Comedy documentary follows Will Ferrell through his March 12 fundraising stunt in which he played every position on the field for 10 different baseball teams (in the same day) during spring training.
SUN / September 13
The 2016 Miss America Competition SPECIAL ABC Special 9p
Yes, we know it's only 2015. Don't tell ABC.
Doll & Em HBO Comedy 11p
Six-episode second season of the comedy starring real-life friends Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells. Guests will include Ewan McGregor and Olivia Wilde.
Project Greenlight HBO Reality competition 10p
Revival of the Ben Affleck- and Matt Damon-produced reality series (which last aired on Bravo in 2005) that tracks a first-time filmmaker (chosen through a competition) from inception to completion of a debut project. The Farrelly brothers will serve as mentors to the chosen director.
MON / September 14
American Experience: Walt Disney MOVIE PBS Documentary 9p
Four-hour documentary concludes Tuesday 9/15 at 9p.
Dancing With the Stars ABC Reality competition 8p
TUE / September 15
. Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris NEW NBC Variety 10p
Live weekly variety program (based on the long-running British series Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway) blends comedy sketches, pranks, stunts, musical numbers, and game show elements.
THU / September 17
The 5th Annual Streamy Awards SPECIAL VH1 Special/Live event 10p
Awards show honoring the best in online video will air on TV for the first time.
Thursday Night Football CBS Sports/Live event 8p ET
FRI / September 18
American Masters: Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey MOVIE PBS Documentary 9p
SUN / September 20
67th Primetime Emmy Awards SPECIAL Fox Special/Live event 8p ET
Andy Samberg hosts.
MON / September 21
The Big Bang Theory CBS Comedy 8p
Blindspot NEW Trailer NBC Drama 10p
Perhaps NBC's most promising fall newcomer, this latest drama from producer Greg Berlanti (he also has Arrow, The Flash, and The Mysteries of Laura currently airing) is a conspiracy thriller that begins when a tattoo-covered woman is discovered naked in Times Square with no knowledge of who she is or how she got there. Things get more interesting when officials discover the name of an FBI agent tattooed on her back. Jaimie Alexander (Thor) and Sullivan Stapleton (Strike Back) head the cast, while Mark Pellington (Arlington Road) directs the pilot and produces.
Castle ABC Drama 10p
Gotham Fox Drama 8p
. Life in Pieces NEW Trailer CBS Comedy 8:30p
CBS's Modern Family clone stars Josh Brolin, Dianne Wiest, Colin Hanks, Betsy Brandt, Thomas Sadoski, and Dan Bakkedahl.
. Minority Report NEW Trailer Fox Drama/Sci-fi 9p
Picking up a decade after the events in Steven Spielberg's 2002 film of the same name, the series begins in a world where Precrime has been abolished. But one of the surviving precogs (Stark Sands, Inside Llewyn Davis) can't shake his visions of terrible murders yet to be committed, and he secretly teams up with a cop (Meagan Good, Deception) in an attempt to prevent those crimes, while simultaneously searching for his missing twin brother and evading those who would exploit his powers for evil. Wilmer Valderrama and Laura Regan (Mad Men) also star.
NCIS: Los Angeles CBS Drama 10p
Scorpion CBS Drama 9p
The Voice NBC Reality competition 8p
TUE / September 22
Dancing With the Stars [Results] ABC Reality competition 9p
Fresh Off the Boat ABC Comedy 8:30p
Gorongosa Park: Rebirth of Paradise MINISERIES PBS Documentary/Nature 8p
Three-part series about an African wilderness park.
. Limitless NEW Trailer CBS Drama 10p
Adaptation of the 2011 feature film about a drug that provides enhanced cognitive powers centers on a new character played by Jake McDorman (Greek, Shameless), though the film's Bradley Cooper serves as producer (along with the ubiquitous team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci) and will have a recurring guest role. Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), and Hill Harper (CSI: NY) also star.
. The Muppets NEW Trailer ABC Comedy 8p
The Muppets return to TV for the first time (in non-animated form) since The Muppet Show ended its 120-episode run in 1981. While that program was a variety show, The Muppets is targeted at a slightly older audience, and thus employs the 21st century tropes of going "meta" (it's a show about a show, as these Muppets are hosting a late-night talk show) and using a mockumentary format (the series follows Kermit & co. both behind the scenes of their show, and at home).
NCIS CBS Drama 8p
NCIS: New Orleans CBS Drama 9p
On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam MOVIE PBS Documentary 10p
. Scream Queens NEW Trailer Fox Horror/Comedy 8p
One of three Ryan Murphy shows shows on the air this fall (including FX's American Crime Story and American Horror Story), this new anthology series blends horror, mystery, and comedy in a 15-episode first season that focuses on a sorority house at a fictitious university that is rocked by a series of murders. Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Oliver Hudson, and Nasim Pedrad are just some of the regulars, while guests will include Ariana Grande, Niecy Nash, and Nick Jonas. Any additional seasons would feature a different story, setting, and cast. Special two-hour premiere tonight; subsequent episodes will air Tuesdays at 9p.
WED / September 23
black-ish ABC Comedy 9:30p
Empire Fox Drama 9p
The Goldbergs ABC Comedy 8:30p
Law & Order: SVU NBC Drama 9p
Special two-hour premiere.
The Middle ABC Comedy 8p
Modern Family ABC Comedy 9p
The Mysteries of Laura NBC Drama 8p
Nashville ABC Drama 10p
. Rosewood NEW Trailer Fox Drama 8p
This Miami-set procedural centers on a talented, technology-obsessed pathologist (Morris Chestnut) who runs a private autopsy lab where he uses his skills and his gadgets to help a "tough-as-nails" (shocking!) detective (Jaina Lee Ortiz) solve difficult murder cases that would otherwise stump the Miami PD. Lorraine Toussaint (Orange Is the New Black) also stars. The series comes from Todd Harthan, a writer/producer on Psych and Crash.
Survivor CBS Reality competition 8p
THU / September 24
The Blacklist NBC Drama 9p
Grey's Anatomy ABC Drama 8p
. Heroes Reborn NEW Trailer NBC Drama 8p
This 13-episode revival of the one-time hit superhero drama Heroes from Tim Kring (who is back to write/produce) returns stars Jack Coleman, Masi Oka, Greg Grunberg, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Cristine Rose, and Jimmy Jean-Louis, while new cast members include Zachary Levi (Chuck), Robbie Kay (Once Upon a Time), Pruitt Taylor Vince (True Blood), Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black), and Ryan Guzman (Step Up: All In).
How to Get Away With Murder ABC Drama 10p
. The Player NEW Trailer NBC Drama 10p
Originally titled Endgame, The Player comes from Leverage and The Librarians creator John Rogers and shares producers with The Blacklist, which precedes it on Thursday nights. Wesley Snipes stars in this Las Vegas-set action-thriller about a somewhat sinister organization of wealthy men who hire a former military operative (Strike Back's Philip Winchester) to prevent a series of major crimes from playing out, while wagering on his success. Oh, and he's also seeking revenge for the death of his wife.
Scandal ABC Drama 9p
FRI / September 25
The Amazing Race CBS Reality competition 8p
American Masters: The Women's List SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
Blue Bloods CBS Drama 10p
Hawaii Five-0 CBS Drama 9p
Last Man Standing ABC Comedy 8p
Shark Tank ABC Reality competition 9p
SAT / September 26
48 Hours CBS Newsmagazine 10p
Brian Regan: Live SPECIAL Comedy Central Comedy/Live event 9p
Stand-up special will air live, a Comedy Central first.
SUN / September 27
60 Minutes CBS Newsmagazine 7p
. Blood & Oil NEW Trailer ABC Drama 9p
Now on its third title (following Boom and Oil), this new drama series is set amid North Dakota's shale oil boom, where a young working-class couple winds up pitted against a wealthy oil tycoon in a quest to make a fortune—among other soapy storylines. (Think of it as a modern-day Dallas.) Don Johnson, Chace Crawford, Delroy Lindo, and Rebecca Rittenhouse star.
Bob's Burgers Fox Animation/Comedy 7:30p
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fox Comedy 8:30p
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.
Family Guy Fox Animation/Comedy 9p
Indian Summers NEW PBS Drama 9p
Airing on Masterpiece, this 9-part series is set in India at the end of British colonial rule. Julie Walters stars.
The Last Man on Earth Fox Comedy 9:30p
Once Upon a Time ABC Drama 8p
. Quantico NEW Trailer ABC Drama 10p
Set at the FBI's training facility, Quantico focuses on an elite group of new recruits. The catch: one of them may be an undercover agent planning a major terrorist attack on New York. Created by Josh Safran (Smash, Gossip Girl), the thriller will shift between past, present, and future, filling in each character's back story and slowly revealing details about the terrorist attack. The ensemble includes Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove), Jake McLaughlin (Believe), and Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra.
The Simpsons Fox Animation/Comedy 8p
MON / September 28
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah NEW Trailer Comedy Central Talk/Comedy 11:00p
The South African comedian takes over as host after Jon Stewart's 16-year run, becoming the third permanent host in The Daily Show's history.
I'll Have What Phil's Having NEW PBS Reality/Food 10p
TUE / September 29
Beyond the Tank ABC Reality 10p
. Grandfathered NEW Trailer Fox Comedy 8p
John Stamos stars as "the ultimate bachelor" whose lifestyle is shaken up by the arrival of his adult son—who also happens to have a baby daughter. That's right, Stamos is a grandfather, which is, presumably, hilarious. Josh Peck (The Mindy Project), Paget Brewster (Community), Ravi Patel (Super Fun Night), and singer Christina Milian also star for first-time series creator Danny Chun (a producer on HBO's Hello Ladies).
. The Grinder NEW Trailer Fox Comedy 8:30p
Coming from the team behind the short-lived Allen Gregory, Fox's other new fall comedy stars Rob Lowe as an actor who gained fame playing a lawyer on a hit television series for eight seasons. When that show ends, he decides to move back home to Boise and join his family's law firm—despite the fact that the entirety of his legal experience came on TV. Fred Savage, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, and William Devane also star.
iHeartRadio Music Festival SPECIAL CW Special/Music 8p
Two-night, four-hour special concludes Wednesday 9/30 at 8p.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC Drama 8p
WED / September 30
Chicago PD NBC Drama 10p
. Code Black NEW Trailer CBS Drama 10p
Inspired by the 2014 documentary of the same name, fast-paced medical drama Code Black is set in the busiest emergency room in the nation. Marcia Gay Harden and Luis Guzman star.
Criminal Minds CBS Drama 9p
E.O. Wilson: Of Ants and Men MOVIE PBS Documentary 9p

October premieres

THU / October 1
Benders NEW IFC Comedy 10p
Denis Leary-produced comedy follows an amateur men's hockey team.
Bones Fox Drama 8p
Live Nation Music Awards SPECIAL TNT/TBS Special/Music tbd
New awards show honors the best concert performances of the year.
Sleepy Hollow Fox Drama 9p
FRI / October 2
. Dr. Ken NEW Trailer ABC Comedy 8:30p
Community's Ken Jeong—a doctor in real life before his acting career took off with an appearance in Knocked Up—plays a well-intentioned physician with poor bedside manner in this new sitcom that also stars Suzy Nakamura (The West Wing), Dave Foley, and Jonathan Slavin (Better Off Ted).
SUN / October 4
Art Breakers NEW Ovation Reality 8p ET
CSI: Cyber CBS Drama 10p
The Good Wife CBS Drama 9p
Madam Secretary CBS Drama 8p
The Widower MINISERIES PBS Drama 10p
TUE / October 6
The Flash CW Drama 8p
iZombie CW Drama 9p
WED / October 7
Arrow CW Drama 8p
Supernatural CW Drama 9p
THU / October 8
The Originals CW Drama 9p
The Vampire Diaries CW Drama 8p
FRI / October 9
America's Next Top Model CW Reality competition 9p
New night and time (moving from Wednesdays).
Reign CW Drama 8p
Undateable NBC Comedy 8p
Special one-hour premiere. Each episode of Undateable will air as a live broadcast this season, becoming the first series to go to an all-live format in over 20 years.
SUN / October 11
America's Funniest Home Videos ABC Reality 7p
Alfonso Ribeiro replaces a retiring Tom Bergeron as host.
TUE / October 13
Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris NBC Variety 8p
Time change. Show moves from 10p to 8p for its final month.
Chicago Fire NBC Drama 10p
The Voice NBC Reality competition 9p
Temporary time change. The Voice shrinks down to one hour, airing at 9p until November 10th, when it returns to its 8p timeslot.
WED / October 14
The Brain With David Eagleman NEW PBS Documentary/Science 10p
FRI / October 16
. People Are Talking NEW Trailer NBC Comedy 8:30p
NBC's lone new sitcom this fall comes from DJ Nash, creator of such middling, short-lived NBC fare as Growing Up Fisher, Guys With Kids, and Up All Night. The "unabashed" comedy centers on two "wildly outspoken" couples who are neighbors and friends and apparently like to talk about "sex and race." Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell (Bad Judge), and and Bresha Webb (Grey's Anatomy) star, but the fourth part of the pilot's quartet, Meaghan Rath, has been replaced by Vanessa Lachey.
MON / October 19
. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend NEW CW Comedy/Musical 8p
Originally developed as a racy half-hour musical comedy for Showtime, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has been expanded to an hour (with the more graphic bits removed) for its move to The CW. The series comes from Rachel Bloom (Robot Chicken, BoJack Horseman) and screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) and stars Bloom as an impulsive young woman who gives up her job at a prestigious Manhattan law firm to follow her ex-boyfriend to the decidedly unglamorous Southern California suburb of West Covina. Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer) is also on board as a producer and director.
Jane the Virgin CW Comedy/Drama 9p
MON / October 26
. Supergirl NEW Trailer CBS Drama 8:30p
CBS belatedly enters the superhero game with this new series from Arrow/The Flash producer Greg Berlanti that stars Melissa Benoist (Glee) as the title character. Special premiere time; series will normally air Mondays at 8p (beginning 11/2).
TUE / October 27
. Wicked City NEW Trailer ABC Drama 10p
New anthology series will devote each season to a different era of Los Angeles history, with this first season centering on the music- and cocaine-fueled Sunset Strip in 1982, where various detectives, reporters, club kids, and drug dealers are caught up in a serial murder case. Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Erika Christensen (Parenthood), Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), and Adam Rothenberg (Ripper Street) head the cast.
FRI / October 30
Grimm NBC Drama 10p

Late fall premieres

WED / November 4
Earth's Natural Wonders MINISERIES PBS Documentary/Nature 8p
NOVA: Making North America MINISERIES PBS Documentary/Nature 9p
THU / November 5
. Angel From Hell NEW Trailer CBS Comedy 9:30p
Jane Lynch stars as Amy, a woman who may or may not be Maggie Lawson's guardian angel, but who at the very least is her odd new friend. Kevin Pollak and Kyle Bornheimer also star in this single-camera comedy from Tad Quill (Bent, Scrubs).
The Big Bang Theory CBS Comedy 8p
Series moves from Monday nights.
Elementary CBS Drama 10p
Life in Pieces CBS Comedy 8:30p
Series moves from Monday nights.
Mom CBS Comedy 9p
FRI / November 6
MasterChef Junior Fox Reality competition 8p
World's Funniest Fox Reality 9p
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.
TUE / November 10
American Epic MINISERIES PBS Documentary/Music 8p
Two-part, three-hour series (concluding Tuesday 11/17) examining American music in the 1920s and '30s comes from producers T Bone Burnett, Jack White, and Robert Redford.
. Chicago Med NEW NBC Drama 10p
The third entry in Dick Wolf's growing Chicago empire (following Chicago Fire and Chicago PD) was already previewed in an episode of the former in April, which featured future Med stars Laurie Holden, Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Nick Gehlfuss, and Yaya Dacosta.
TUE / November 17
The American Epic Sessions SPECIAL PBS Documentary/Music 9p
Following the conclusion to the American Epic miniseries at 8p, this companion special finds the filmmakers working with a sound engineer to meticuously re-create the first music recording equipment used in the 1920s. That equipment is then used by a group of current-day musicians to perform their versions of music from that era.
MON / November 23
Eddie Murphy: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize SPECIAL PBS Special 9p
TUE / November 24
American Experience: The Pilgrims MOVIE PBS Documentary 8p
SAT / November 28
Master P's Family Empire NEW Reelz Reality tbd
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
SUN / April 3
iHeartRadio Music Awards SPECIAL TBS/TNT/truTV Special/Live event tbd

 

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Comments (45)

  • Missmay  

    I admit it: I was wrong. Inaccuracies were imagined and/or contrived.

  • Missmay  

    Too many errors (tonight only!) Don't waste your time.

  • canyonjumper  

    Continuum season 4 premieres September 4th.

  • 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.

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