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 August 4

Premiere dates for all new and returning shows and specials

New (NEW) and returning shows, TV movies, and specials with announced premiere dates are listed below. (All times ET/PT unless otherwise indicated).

August premieres

TUE / August 4
American Titans NEW AHC Documentary 10p
Back on Board: Greg Louganis MOVIE HBO Documentary 10p
CMA Music Festival:
Country's Night to Rock SPECIAL
ABC Music 8p
Get Swank'd NEW FYI Reality 10p
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
Born Again Virgin NEW TV One Comedy 10p
. 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. The six-episode series will air as back-to-back new episodes for three straight weeks.
One Giant Leap SPECIAL AHC Documentary 10p
. 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
3 Bad Dates, 1 Soulmate SPECIAL TLC Reality 10p
Behind Bars: Rookie Year NEW A&E Reality 10p
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart FINALE Comedy Central Talk/Comedy 11p
Jon Stewart's final episode. The show will return on September 28 with Trevor Noah as host.
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders:
Making the Team
CMT Reality 11p
From Wags to Riches with Bill Berloni NEW DFC Reality 9p
Project Runway Lifetime Reality competition 9p
FRI / August 7
Club de Cuervos NEW Trailer Netflix Comedy/Drama 12:01a PT
The streaming service's first Spanish-language series begins with the death of the owner of a Mexican soccer team, which leaves his heirs to battle over control of the squad.
The Comment Section NEW E! Talk/Comedy 10:30p
SAT / August 8
Funny Or Die Presents America’s Next Weatherman NEW Trailer TBS Reality competition 11p
SUN / August 9
America. The Beautiful. NEW Travel Reality/Nature 7p
Fur Seal Battleground SPECIAL Nat Geo Wild Documentary/Nature 9p
Garage Sale Mystery: The Wedding Dress MOVIE HMM Drama 9p
Lemur Island SPECIAL Nat Geo Wild Documentary/Nature 10p
Project Afterlife NEW Dest. America Reality 10p
MON / August 10
She's Got Game NEW VH1 Reality 9p
Style Unzipped NEW FYI Reality 10p
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
Startup U NEW ABC Family Reality 10p
WED / August 12
Beach Eats USA NEW Food Reality 10:30p
Big Time RV Travel Reality 10p
Camp Cutthroat Food Reality competition 9p
Special five-episode edition of Cutthroat Kitchen.
Carnival Cravings with Anthony Anderson NEW Food Reality 10p
. Kevin from Work NEW ABC Family Comedy 8:30p
Manhunt: Kill or Capture NEW AHC Reality 10p
Thrill Factor Travel Reality 8p
Ties That Bind NEW UP Drama 9p ET
Young & Hungry ABC Family Comedy 8p
FRI / August 14
Demetri Martin: Live (At the Time) SPECIAL Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
Edge of Alaska Discovery Reality 9p
SAT / August 15
Murder Made Me Famous NEW Reelz Reality/Drama 9p ET
SUN / August 16
Don't Be Tardy... Bravo Reality 10p
Ed Sheeran - Live at Wembley Stadium SPECIAL NBC Music 8p
The Kangaroo King SPECIAL Nat Geo Wild Documentary/Nature 10p
Love Under the Stars MOVIE HMM Drama 9p
Manzo'd with Children Bravo Reality 10:30p
. Show Me a Hero MINISERIES Trailer 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.
Teen Choice 2015 SPECIAL Fox Special/Live event 8p
MON / August 17
36 Hours NEW Trailer Travel Reality/Travel 8p
New travel series is based on the weekly column in The New York Times.
Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen NEW ID Reality 10p
Monica the Medium NEW Trailer ABC Family Reality 9p
Tashi and the Monk MOVIE HBO Documentary 8p
TUE / August 18
Hack My Life truTV Reality 9p
Homicide Hunter ID Reality 10p
Our Little Family TLC Reality 10p
Six Degrees of Everything NEW truTV Reality 9:30p
WAGS NEW E! Reality 10p
Work Out New York NEW Bravo Reality 10p
Worst.Post.Ever: With Frankie Grande SPECIAL Oxygen Reality 10p
WED / August 19
One Night for One Drop SPECIAL AXS Special 8p
Steampunk'd NEW GSN Reality competition 10p
THU / August 20
. Documentary Now! NEW Trailer Trailer #2 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.
Gainesville NEW CMT Reality 10p
Party Down South CMT Reality 9p
FRI / August 21
Kendra on Top Trailer WE Reality 10p
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.
Ghost Adventures Trailer Travel Reality 9p
. 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 Trailer
HBO Comedy 10p
The Unauthorized Full House Story MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
SUN / August 23
Alpine Underworld SPECIAL Nat Geo Wild Documentary/Nature 8p
. Fear the Walking Dead NEW Trailer AMC Drama/Horror 9p
Los Angeles-set companion series to The Walking Dead takes place at the very beginning of the outbreak. The cast includes Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Ruben Blades. The first season (including tonight's 90-minute premiere) will run for just six episodes, but a second season has already been ordered for 2016.
The Great Food Truck Race Food Reality competition 9p
Holy & Hungry NEW Cooking Reality 10p ET
Vicious PBS Comedy 10:30p
Wild Spain SPECIAL Nat Geo Wild Documentary/Nature 9p
MON / August 24
Black Ink Crew VH1 Reality 10p
Switched at Birth ABC Family Drama 8p
TUE / August 25
Below Deck Bravo Reality 9p
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Trailer El Rey Drama/Horror 10p
. Public Morals NEW Trailer 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.
Taco Trip Cooking Reality 10p ET
Tosh.0 Comedy Central Comedy 10p
Vixen NEW Trailer CW Seed Animation/Drama n/a
Digital animated series finds Megalyn Echikunwoke (CSI: Miami) voicing the DC heroine.
WED / August 26
. The Carmichael Show NEW Trailer NBC Comedy 9p
Six-episode comedy series finds comedian Jerrod Carmichael playing a version of himself. Back-to-back new episodes will air for three straight weeks.
Wheeler Dealers Velocity Reality 9p
THU / August 27
Power & Ice NEW History Reality 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.
SAT / August 29
Lead With Your Heart MOVIE Hallmark Drama 9p
SUN / August 30
2015 MTV Video Music Awards SPECIAL MTV Special/Live event 9p
Miley Cyrus hosts.
Elephant Queen SPECIAL Nat Geo Wild Documentary/Nature 9p
The X Factor UK AXS Reality competition 8p ET
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 8p
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
Hotel Impossible Travel Reality 9p
WED / September 2
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles Bravo Reality 10p
FRI / September 4
American Masters: Althea MOVIE PBS Documentary 9p
Hand of God NEWTrailer Full 1st Episode Amazon Drama n/a
The first of two shows to emerge from Amazon's third "pilot season," God stars Ron Perlman as a hard-living judge who suffers a mental breakdown (among other things, he hears a higher power talking to him) and launches a quest to seek revenge against the rapist who tore his family apart. Dana Delaney, Andre Royo, and Garret Dillahunt also star for series creator Ben Watkins (Burn Notice) and director Marc Forster (World War Z), the latter making his television debut. All episodes are available to stream today.
SUN / September 6
Boteti SPECIAL Nat Geo Wild Documentary/Nature 10p
Masterpiece: Arthur & George MINISERIES PBS Drama 8p
Three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes' novel stars Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Snapped: She Made Me Do It NEW Oxygen Reality 10p
MON / September 7
CBS Fall Preview SPECIAL CBS Special 8:30p
Ladies of London Bravo Reality 10p
Pickle and Peanut NEW Disney XD Animation/Comedy 9p
TUE / September 8
The Awesomes Hulu Animation/Comedy n/a
Guests for this third season include Andy Samberg, Billy Eichner, Fred Armisen, Jack McBrayer, and Cecily Strong.
. 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.
WED / September 9
The League Trailer Comedy Central Comedy 10p
You're the Worst Trailer Comedy Central Comedy 10:30p
THU / September 10
Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest SPECIAL Epix Comedy 10p
Last Hope with Troy Dunn NEW UP Reality 9p ET
. Longmire Netflix Drama 12:01a PT
The fourth season finds the crime drama moving from A&E to Netflix. Recurring guests this season will include Ally Walker and a returning Gerald McRaney. All 10 episodes stream today.
Sunday Night Football NBC Sports/Live event 5:30p ET
FRI / September 11
20/20 ABC Newsmagazine 10p
Continuum Syfy Drama/Sci-fi 11p
Premiere of the six-episode final season.
For Better or Worse OWN Comedy 9p
Z Nation Syfy Drama/Horror 10p
SAT / September 12
Ferrell Takes the Field SPECIAL Trailer 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.
Welcome Home MOVIE UP Drama 7p ET
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.
WED / September 16
. Moonbeam City NEW Trailer Comedy Central Animation/Comedy 10:30p
Animated parody of 1980s cop shows (especially Miami Vice) features the voices of Elizabeth Banks, Rob Lowe, Will Forte, and Kate Mara.
South Park Comedy Central Animation/Comedy 10p
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.
Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood SPECIAL NBC Comedy 8p
Mat Franco's Got Magic SPECIAL NBC Special 9p
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
Keith Richards: Under the Influence MOVIE Netflix Documentary/Music 12:01a PT
SAT / September 19
Doctor Who Trailer BBC America Sci-fi tbd
Iyanla: Fix My Life OWN Reality 9p
Oprah: Where Are They Now? OWN Reality/Talk 10p
Steve Rannazzisi: Breaking Dad SPECIAL Comedy Central Comedy 11p
SUN / September 20
67th Primetime Emmy Awards SPECIAL Fox Special/Live event 8p ET
Andy Samberg hosts.
Behind Russia's Frozen Curtain SPECIAL Nat Geo Wild Documentary/Nature 9p
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
The Bazillion Dollar Club NEW Syfy Reality 10p
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.
If Loving You is Wrong OWN Drama 10p
. 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 Mini-pilot 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 Trailer 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
Road Spill NEW truTV Reality 10:30p
. 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
TripTank Comedy Central Animation/Comedy 11p
THU / September 24
The Blacklist NBC Drama 9p
Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe NEW Lifetime Talk 10:30p
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
Margaret Cho: psyCHO SPECIAL Showtime Comedy 9p
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.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy NEW Disney XD Animation 9:30p
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.
Land of 10,000 Grizzlies SPECIAL Nat Geo Wild Documentary/Nature 8p
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
San Francisco 2.0 MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
TUE / September 29
Adam Ruins Everything NEW truTV Reality 10p
Comedian Adam Conover explores our misconceptions about things we take for granted in this blend of comedy and science (which expands on his CollegeHumor web series of the same name).
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
Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy SPECIAL Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
. 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).
The Jacksons: Next Generation NEW Lifetime Reality 10p
SAT / October 3
The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
SUN / October 4
The Affair Trailer Showtime Drama 10p
Art Breakers NEW Ovation Reality 8p ET
CSI: Cyber CBS Drama 10p
The Good Wife CBS Drama 9p
Homeland Showtime Drama 9p
The Leftovers Trailer HBO Drama 9p
Madam Secretary CBS Drama 8p
Super Soul Sunday OWN Talk 7p
The Widower MINISERIES PBS Drama 10p
TUE / October 6
Finding Carter MTV Drama 10p
The Flash CW Drama 8p
iZombie CW Drama 9p
WED / October 7
Arrow CW Drama 8p
Supernatural CW Drama 9p
THU / October 8
Funny or Die's Billy On The Street Trailer truTV Comedy/Game show 10:30p
The fourth season finds the Billy Eichner-hosted series moving to truTV from Fuse.
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).
Death by Gossip with Wendy Williams NEW ID Reality 10p
Red Oaks NEW Trailer Full 1st episode Amazon Comedy n/a
Amazon Prime original comedy series is set at a New Jersey country club in the mid-1980s. The series is produced by Steven Soderbergh and directed by the likes of David Gordon Green and Amy Heckerling (Clueless), while the cast includes Craig Roberts (Submarine), Paul Reiser, Richard Kind, and Jennifer Grey.
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.
Unity—The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson SPECIAL PBS Music 9p
SAT / October 10
The Last Kingdom NEW BBC America Drama 10p
Fictionalized historical drama set during the birth of England is adapted from Bernard Cornwell's book series The Saxon Stories.
Prophet's Prey MOVIE Showtime Documentary 9p
The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
SUN / October 11
America's Funniest Home Videos ABC Reality 7p
Alfonso Ribeiro replaces a retiring Tom Bergeron as host.
Talking Dead AMC Talk 10:30p
The Walking Dead Trailer AMC Drama/Horror 9p
Special 90-minute premiere. New cast members for this sixth season include Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie) and Ethan Embry.
MON / October 12
. 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
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
Manhattan WGN Drama 9p
William Petersen and Mamie Gummer join the cast of WGN's critically acclaimed Manhattan Project drama for its second season.
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
Breaking Band NEW AXS Reality/Music 9p ET
Rock Legends AXS Music 8p ET
THU / October 15
Nathan for You Comedy Central Comedy 10p
FRI / October 16
Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers SPECIAL
Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
. Beasts of No Nation MOVIE Trailer Netflix Drama 12:01a PT
Netflix is ramping up its movie production division over the next year, and the first feature to emerge is this high-profile drama (which also debuts today in select theaters) about an African child soldier from director Cary Fukunaga (True Detective). Idris Elba stars.
Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat in Concert with the New York Philharmonic SPECIAL PBS Music 9p
. The Knick Trailer Cinemax Drama tbd
Please Like Me Pivot Comedy 10p
Truth Be Told NEW Trailer NBC Comedy 8:30p
NBC's lone new sitcom this fall (recently retitled from People Are Talking) 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.
SAT / October 17
Amy Schumer: Live from the Apollo SPECIAL HBO Comedy 10p
SUN / October 18
Belief MINISERIES OWN Documentary 8p
WED / October 21
Do Not Disturb: Hotel Horrors NEW ID Reality 9p
FRI / October 23
Billy Elliot the Musical SPECIAL PBS Musical 9p
SAT / October 24
Da Vinci's Demons Starz Drama 8p
Final season premiere.
SUN / October 25
Oprah's Master Class OWN Reality 8p
MON / October 26
How to Dance in Ohio MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
. Supergirl NEW Trailer Trailer #2 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 (followed by a special 90-minute Scorpion at 9:30p; Supergirl 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
Danny Elfman's Music From the Films of Tim Burton SPECIAL PBS Music 9p
Exorcism: Live SPECIAL Dest. America Special/Unreality 9p
Billed as the first live exorcism in American TV history, this special finds the cast of Ghost Asylum investigating the original house that inspired the film The Exorcist.
Grimm NBC Drama 10p
SAT / October 31
Ash vs. Evil Dead NEW Trailer Starz Horror/Comedy 9p
Sam Raimi's 10-episode horror sitcom is set in the Evil Dead film universe and finds Bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash Williams. Lucy Lawless and Ray Santiago also star.

Late fall premieres

MON / November 2
Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals NEW ID Reality 10p
The Diplomat MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
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
Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
Master of None NEW Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
From Parks and Recreation writer/producers Alan Yang and Mike Schur and comedian Aziz Ansari comes Netflix's latest original comedy series, which finds Ansari playing an aimless 30-something actor living in New York. Also starring are H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Bob's Burgers), Noel Wells (SNL), and Eric Wareheim (Zone Plane 8). All 10 episodes stream today.
MasterChef Junior Fox Reality competition 8p
World's Funniest Fox Reality 9p
SAT / November 7
Untitled U2 documentary HBO Documentary/Music tbd
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. In addition to the weekly airings, all eight episodes will also be available to stream immediately starting today.
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.
Secret Space Escapes NEW Science Documentary 10p
FRI / November 13
Act One SPECIAL PBS Drama 9p
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid SPECIAL
Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
SAT / November 14
Raising Whitley
OWN Reality 10p
Untitled U2 concert special HBO Documentary/Music tbd
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
OWN Reality 9p
SUN / November 15
Into the Badlands NEW Trailer AMC Drama/Action 10p
Six-episode martial arts drama comes from writer/producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville) and director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers).
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.
FRI / November 20
First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb SPECIAL PBS Music 9p
The Man in the High Castle NEW Trailer Full 1st episode Amazon Drama n/a
New Amazon Prime original series is based on Philip K. Dick's alternate history novel that depicts a world in which the Allies lost World War II, leaving the United States divided in half between Japanese and German rule. The dark drama comes from former X-Files writer-producer Frank Spotnitz and producer Ridley Scott.
SAT / November 21
Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow MOVIE Lifetime Drama/Family 8p
Live-action holiday film is based on an unproduced 1968 story idea by Henson and stars Mary Steenburgen, Jay Harrington, and Ludacris.
MON / November 23
3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
Eddie Murphy: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize SPECIAL PBS Special 9p
TUE / November 24
American Experience: The Pilgrims MOVIE PBS Documentary 8p
FRI / November 27
Andrea Bocelli: Cinema SPECIAL PBS Music 9p
SAT / November 28
Master P's Family Empire NEW Reelz Reality tbd
MON / November 30
It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown SPECIAL ABC Special 9p
WED / December 2
Racing Extinction SPECIAL Discovery Documentary 9p
THU / December 3
The Wiz Live! 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. The cast will include Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige, with additional stars to be announced.
FRI / December 4
Marc Maron: More Later SPECIAL Epix Comedy 10p
Transparent Amazon Comedy n/a
MON / December 7
Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists MOVIE HBO Documentary 9p
FRI / December 11
The Ridiculous Six MOVIE 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.
MON / December 14
Bolshoi Babylon MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
FRI / December 18
Mike Epps: After Dark SPECIAL
Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
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.

2016 premieres

SUN / January 3, 2016
Downton Abbey PBS Drama 9p
SUN / January 10
73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards SPECIAL NBC Special/Live event 8p ET
SUN / January 17
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.
SUN / January 24
The X-Files MINISERIES Teaser #1 Teaser #2 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).
SAT / January 30
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards SPECIAL TBS/TNT Special/Live event 8p ET
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 (49)

  • cilnicki  

    HBO documentary Back on Board: Greg Louganis airs on August 4.

  • Lighthead  

    "Z Nation" will premier on Syfy on September 11th 2015. Thanks.

  • Tek91  

    "Club de Cuervos" premieres August 7th on Netflix. Thanks for this useful feature.

  • Tek91  

    According to Showtime website "The Affairs" season 2 premiers Sunday October 4th.

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    Continuum season 4 premieres September 4th.

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

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

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

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