2016 Winter/Spring TV Premiere Calendar

  • Publish Date: December 17, 2015
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This is the permanent home of our TV premiere calendar. Bookmark this page; we'll update it daily throughout the year. Updated February 12

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).

February premieres

FRI / February 12
The Amazing Race CBS Reality competition 8p
SAT / February 13
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed Special SPECIAL TNT Special 10:30p
SUN / Feburary 14
Adele: Live in London SPECIAL BBC America Music 10p
All-Star Academy Food Reality competition 10p
The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love SPECIAL ABC Reality 8p
Comic Book Men AMC Reality Midnight
Curse of the Frozen Gold NEW Animal Planet Reality 10p
EE British Academy Film Awards SPECIAL BBC America Special 7:30p
. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Trailer HBO Comedy/Talk 11p
Stuck in the Middle NEW Disney Comedy 8:45p
Supercar Superbuild NEW Smithsonian Reality 9p
Talking Dead AMC Talk 10p
. Vinyl NEWTrailer 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 Trailer First 4 minutes 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), though L.L. Cool J returns as host. Tape-delayed on the West Coast.
. Better Call Saul Trailer AMC Drama 10p
Ed Begley Jr. joins the cast for the acclaimed drama's second season.
Bitten Syfy Drama 11p
Chasing the Cup SPECIAL CW eSports 8p
Major Crimes TNT Drama 9p
TUE / February 16
140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show SPECIAL USA Live event 8p
Gonzaga: The March to Madness NEW HBO Sports/Documentary 10p
. The New Yorker Presents NEW Trailer 1st ep. Amazon Reality/News/Talk n/a
Amazon's first original newsmagazine series is produced by documentarian Alex Gibney (Going Clear). It will feature a mix of short segments that are the visual equivalent of what you would find in the pages of The New Yorker, including interviews, short documentary pieces, fiction, and even cartoons. Three episodes stream today, with an additional two new episodes added weekly.
Rizzoli & Isles TNT Drama 9p
WED / February 17
. Broad City Trailer Comedy Central Comedy 10p
Season 3 guests include Hilary Clinton and Tony Danza. The series has already been renewed for two additional seasons.
Ex-Wives of Rock AXS Reality 9p ET
Fat Chance NEW TLC Reality 10p
Property Brothers HGTV Reality 9p
Survivor CBS Reality competition 8p
Venom Hunters NEW Discovery Reality 10p
THU / February 18
2 Broke Girls CBS Comedy 9:30p
New time period (replaces the canceled Angel From Hell).
Income Property DIY Reality 10p
. Join or Die with Craig Ferguson NEW History Talk 11p
. Vikings Trailer History Drama 10p
The 4th season has been extended to 20 episodes, but 10 of those will be held back until later in 2016.
FRI / February 19
American Masters: Carole King: Natural Woman SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
Cesar 911 Nat Geo Wild Reality 9p
. Cooked NEW Trailer Netflix Documentary 12:01a PT
Four episode globetrotting series about the past, present, and future of cooking comes from food writer Michael Pollan and director Alex Gibney.
. Love NEWTrailer Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
Judd Apatow's new Netflix comedy series is yet another take on modern dating, focusing on a mismatched couple played by Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs.
SAT / February 20
Telescope MOVIE Discovery Documentary/Science 9p
SUN / Feburary 21
. Girls Trailer HBO Comedy 10p
Journey to the Oscars SPECIAL ABC Special 10p
Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows SPECIAL NBC Special 9p
Tribute to the veteran TV comedy director (in honor of his 1,000th episode) will feature cast reunions of classic sitcoms such as Friends, Taxi, Cheers, Will & Grace, and Frasier.
. Togetherness Trailer HBO Comedy 10:30p
When Calls the Heart Hallmark Drama 9p
The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 SPECIAL ABC Special 8p
MON / February 22
Becoming Mike Nichols MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
TUE / February 23
NASA's Unexplained Files Science Reality 10p
This Is Not Happening Comedy Central Comedy 12:30a
WED / February 24
About the Business NEW BET Reality 10p
Catfish: The TV Show Trailer MTV Reality 10p
MTV Suspect NEW Trailer MTV Reality 11p
Nicole & Jionni's Shore Flip NEW FYI Reality 9p
Predator Road Trip SPECIAL Smithsonian Reality/Nature 8p
THU / February 25
Prey NEW BBC America Drama 10p
Six-part thriller features two different crime stories.
War Art with Eddie Redmayne MOVIE Ovation Documentary 7p ET
FRI / February 26
. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny MOVIE Trailer Netflix Action/Fantasy/Drama 12:01a PT
Netflix-produced sequel to the 2000 martial arts hit will also screen in IMAX theaters beginning today.
. Fuller House NEW Trailer Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
Netflix sitcom continues the story of Full House (1987-95) decades later. All original cast members (save for the Olsen twins) will return in some capacity, with Candace Cameron Bure taking the lead role.
Insane Pools: Off the Deep End Animal Planet Reality 9p
Theo Von: No Offense SPECIAL Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
SAT / February 27
2016 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards SPECIAL OWN Special 10p
SUN / February 28
88th Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL ABC Special/Live event 4p
Chris Rock hosts.
Salvage Dawgs DIY Reality 9p
MON / February 29
Blindspot NBC Drama 10p
Gotham Fox Drama 8p
Returns after a two-month hiatus.
Hate in America NEW ID Documentary 8p
Major League Legends NEW Smithsonian Documentary/Sports 8p
. Mavis! MOVIE HBO Documentary/Music 9p
The Voice NBC Reality competition 8p

March premieres

TUE / March 1
Ink Master Spike Reality competition 10p
Tour Group NEW Bravo Reality/Travel 10p
Weediquette NEW Trailer Viceland Reality 11p
WED / March 2
Balls Deep NEW Trailer Viceland Reality 11p
Thomas Morton hosts one of the first new series to premiere on Vice's new cable network (programmed by Spike Jonze), which replaces H2.
Extra Virgin Americana NEW Cooking Reality 9p ET
Gaycation NEW Trailer Viceland Reality 10p
Actress Ellen Page hosts Vice's new LGBTQ-themed travelogue.
. Hap and Leonard NEW Sundance Drama 10p
James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams, and Christina Hendricks star in this six-episode series based on Joe R. Lansdale's book series. A bit like Fargo crossed with Dukes of Hazzard, this twisted, darkly comedic crime tale is set in East Texas in the late 1980s and features plenty of oddball characters. Series creators Jim Mickle and Nick Damici previously adapted another Lansdale novel into the well-received feature film Cold in July.
Lab Rats: Elite Force NEW Disney XD Sci-fi/Comedy 8:30p
. 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.
A Year in Space SPECIAL Trailer PBS Documentary/Science 8p
Two-part series chronicles Scott Kelly's unprecedented (for an American astronaut) year-long stay on the International Space Station, with the second part airing next year at the conclusion of his trip.
THU / March 3
Adam Devine’s House Party Comedy Central Comedy 12:30a
Americarna Velocity Reality 9p
. 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.
Flophouse NEW Trailer Viceland Comedy/Reality 10:30p
Lance Bangs-directed series focuses on unconventional stand-up comedy venues across the country.
Looking for Lowry MOVIE Ovation Documentary 7p ET
Mary Mary WE Reality 9p
FRI / March 4
Bosch Amazon Drama n/a
. House of Cards Trailer Netflix Drama 12:01a PT
Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) joins the cast in the Netflix drama's fourth season.
Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
Paranormal Lockdown NEW Dest. America Reality 10p
Say Yes to the Dress TLC Reality 9p
Slasher NEW Trailer Chiller Drama 9p
Chiller's first original scripted series stars Katie McGrath (Merlin).
SAT / March 5
First Time Flippers DIY Reality 9p
SUN / March 6
Bordertown Fox Animation/Comedy 7p
Moves to a new time.
I Am Cait E! Reality 9p
The Last Man on Earth Fox Comedy 9:30p
Returns from hiatus.
Long Lost Family NEW Trailer TLC Reality 10p
Once Upon a Time ABC Drama 8p
Quantico ABC Drama 10p
Returns from hiatus.
MON / March 7
Bates Motel A&E Drama/Horror 9p
. Damien NEW Trailer A&E Drama/Horror 10p
This six-episode series serves as a sequel to the classic 1976 horror film The Omen, taking place 25 years later when a now-grown Damien Thorn works as a war photographer (when, you know, he isn't busy being the Antichrist). The series comes from Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead) and stars Bradley James, Barbara Hershey, David Meunier, and Robin Weigert.
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
RuPaul's Drag Race Trailer Logo Reality competition 9p
TUE / March 8
The 4%: Film's Gender Problem NEW Epix Documentary tbd
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC Drama 9p
Returns from a two-month hiatus.
Bride & Prejudice NEW FYI Reality 9p
The Carmichael Show NBC Comedy 10:30p
Moves to Sundays at 9p (with back-to-back episodes) beginning 3/13.
Chrisley Knows Best USA Reality 10p
Codependent NEW LMN Reality 10p
. 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 9
The Internet Ruined My Life NEW Syfy Reality 10p
. Underground NEW Trailer Trailer2 FirstLook WGN America Drama 10p
Period drama about the Underground Railroad stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Jussie Smollett, Reed Diamond, and Marc Blucas, and features music from John Legend (who also serves as producer). Tonight's premiere airs commercial-free.
The Victoria's Secret Swim Special SPECIAL CBS Special 9p
Wahlburgers A&E Reality 9p
THU / March 10
60 Days In NEW A&E Reality 9p
In this 12-episode reality series, seven innocent participants enter a dangerous Indiana jail (unbeknownst to staff or fellow prisoners) in an attempt to expose problems at the facility as well as reveal what life behind bars is like.
In Search of Frida Kahlo MOVIE Ovation Documentary 7p ET
FRI / March 11
The Characters NEW Trailer Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
Eight comedians (including Lauren Lapkus, Kate Berlant, John Early, and Tim Robinson) each get an episode to showcase an array of original characters they've created in this new Netflix sketch comedy series.
. Flaked NEW Trailer Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
Will Arnett heads the cast of a new Netflix comedy series that he co-created with Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret). Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) produces. All 8 episodes stream today.
SAT / March 12
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Gril SPECIAL Trailer HBO Music tbd
. Party Over Here NEW Fox Comedy 11p
Fox's first late-night sketch comedy series since the 2009 departure of MADtv comes from The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone) and comedian Paul Scheer. The cast includes Nicole Byer, Jessica McKenna, and Alison Rich.
SUN / March 13
And Then There Were None MINISERIES Lifetime Drama 9p
Two-night adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery novel stars Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, Miranda Richardson, and Sam Neill. Concludes Monday 3/14 at 9p.
Life or Debt NEW Trailer Spike Reality 10p
Little Big Shots NEW NBC Reality 8p
Steve Harvey hosts this new talent show featuring child performers.
MON / March 14
Ebola: The Doctor's Story / Body Team 12 / Orphans of Ebola MOVIE HBO Documentary shorts tbd
TUE / March 15
Awkward MTV Comedy 10p
Bad Girls Club: Twisted Sisters Oxygen Reality 8p
. Crowded NEW NBC Comedy 10p
Mike and Martina (Patrick Warburton and Carrie Preston) star as new (and happy) empty nesters who lose their newfound freedom when their two adult daughters unexpectedly move back home and Mike's parents also come looking for a place to live. Miranda Cosgrove and Stacy Keach also star in this multi-camera comedy from Hot in Cleveland creator Suzanne Martin. Two new episodes air tonight, and series then moves to Sundays at 9:30p starting 3/20.
Faking It MTV Comedy 10:30p
L.A. Clippers Dance Squad NEW E! Reality 10p
The Willis Family TLC Reality 10p
WED / March 16
The Americans FX Drama 10p
. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders NEW CBS Drama 10p
Second Criminal Minds spinoff stars Gary Sinise and centers on a unit of the FBI tasked with rescuing Americans who are in danger abroad.
Donnie Loves Jenny A&E Reality 10p
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
VH1 Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn VH1 Reality 9p
THU / March 17
Gigolos Showtime Reality 11p
Mandela, My Dad and Me MOVIE Ovation Documentary 7p ET
Real World: Go Big or Go Home MTV Reality 10p
FRI / March 18
Daredevil Trailer Netflix Drama 12:01a PT
Jimmy Carr Funny Business SPECIAL Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
My Beautiful Broken Brain MOVIE Trailer Netflix Documentary 12:01a PT
David Lynch-produced doc follows one woman's recovery from a traumatic stroke.
. Pee-wee's Big Holiday MOVIE Trailer Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
Paul Reubens returns as Pee-wee Herman in a new Judd Apatow-produced Netflix film that Reubens co-wrote with Paul Rust. John Lee (Wonder Showzen) directs.
SAT / March 19
Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet Nat Geo Wild Reality 9p
SUN / March 20
Elementary CBS Drama 10p
Moves to a new night.
The Passion SPECIAL Trailer Fox Musical/Live event 8p
Live, two-hour religious-themed Easter musical is hosted by Tyler Perry. Trisha Yearwood stars as Mary, while Prince Royce will play Peter.
MON / March 21
Dancing With the Stars ABC Reality competition 8p
Everything Is Copy MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
TUE / March 22
. Heartbeat NEW NBC Drama 9p
Formerly known as Heart Matters and then Heartbreaker, this new medical drama blends romance and heart surgery, as you no doubt have already guessed from those titles. Melissa George (The Slap, Grey's Anatomy) stars as a world-famous heart-transplant surgeon—inspired by the true story of Dr. Kathy Magliato, one of the few women in her field—in a drama that also spends time focusing on her "racy personal life." Dave Annable, Shelley Conn, D.L. Hughley, and Jamie Kennedy also star for creator Jill Gordon (The Wonder Years, My So-Called Life). The series moves to Wednesdays at 8p beginning 3/23.
Stitchers Freeform Drama 10p
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.
Russell Brand: End the Drugs War MOVIE Ovation Documentary 7p ET
Sisters in Law NEW WE Reality 10p
SUN / March 27
Thicker Than Water Bravo Reality 10p
MON / March 28
The Haunting Of... LMN Reality 9p
My Haunted House LMN Reality 10p
Only the Dead See the End of War MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
TUE / March 29
Like a Boss NEW Oxygen Reality 9:30p
Living With Funny NEW Oxygen Reality 9p
WED / March 30
Empire Fox Drama 9p
Returns after a four-month hiatus.
Lopez NEW TV Land Comedy 10p
George Lopez stars in a single-camera, serialized comedy from John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky (Silicon Valley).
. The Path NEW Trailer Hulu Drama n/a
Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Hugh Dancy, and Rockmond Dunbar star in this Hulu original drama from producer Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) about life inside a religious cult.
Quit Your Day Job NEW Oxygen Reality 10p
Trailblazers NEW Discovery Reality 10p
THU / March 31
Archer Trailer FX Animation/Comedy 10p
The Brilliant Brontë Sisters MOVIE Ovation Documentary 7p ET
. Rush Hour NEW CBS Drama 10p
An adaptation of the 1998 movie (and its sequels) by from the Cougar Town team of Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick stars experienced martial artist Jon Foo (in the Jackie Chan role as a by-the-book Hong Kong cop) and Justin Hires (21 Jump Street), who takes on Chris Tucker's role as a wisecracking LAPD detective. Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me!) and Aimee Garcia (Dexter) also star.

April premieres

FRI / April 1
. Banshee Trailer Cinemax Drama tbd
Launch of the 8-episode final season [delayed from January].
. The Ranch NEW Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
A failed semi-pro football player (Ashton Kutcher) returns home to Colorado to help run the family ranching business in this sitcom that also stars Danny Masterson, Sam Elliott, and Debra Winger. All 10 episodes stream today.
Wynonna Earp NEW Syfy Drama 10p
Adaptation of Beau Smith's comic book series follows Wyatt Earp's great granddaughter in a world populated by monsters.
SUN / April 3
51st Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL CBS Special/Live event 8p
Call the Midwife PBS Drama 8p
iHeartRadio Music Awards SPECIAL TBS/TNT/truTV Special/Live event tbd
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman NEW Nat Geo Documentary 9p
MON / April 4
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
WED / April 6
Walk the Prank NEW Disney XD Comedy 8:30p
THU / April 7
Game of Silence NEW NBC Drama 10p
CSI producer Carol Mendelsohn and Parenthood and Friday Night Lights writer David Hudgins are behind this 10-episode drama adaptation of the award-winning Turkish series Suskunlar (which in turn was inspired by the novel Sleepers, which was previously adapted by Barry Levinson). Aiming for a darker, cable-style feel—and promising a definite resolution at the end of season one—the Atlanta-set series centers on a promising young attorney (David Lyons, Revolution) whose career is suddenly threatened by the return of a dark secret from his past. Larenz Tate and Michael Raymond-James also star, while Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) directs the pilot.
The Genius of Roald Dahl MOVIE Ovation Documentary 7p ET
The Odd Couple CBS Comedy 8:30p
FRI / April 8
Catastrophe Amazon Comedy n/a
All 6 second-season episodes of the critically acclaimed UK comedy starring/written by Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney will be available to stream today.
SAT / April 9
Nikki Glaser: Perfect SPECIAL Comedy Central Comedy tbd
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
Outlander Starz Drama 9p
SUN / April 10
. Dice NEW Trailer Showtime Comedy 9:30p
Semi-autobiographical series follows the home and work lives of comedian Andrew Dice Clay. (If you're not sure who he is, ask your parents.) Kevin Corrigan also stars, while guests include Natasha Leggero, Lorraine Bracco, Adrien Brody, Michael Rapaport, Wayne Newton, Criss Angel and Rita Rudner.
Fear the Walking Dead AMC Drama/Horror 9p
This second season will be much longer than the first, though 8 of the 15 episodes will be held back until the fall.
. The Girlfriend Experience NEW Trailer Starz Drama 8p
New series is loosely based on the 2009 feature film by Steven Soderbergh (who serves as one of the producers on the series). Riley Keough (Magic Mike) stars alongside Mary Lynn Rajskub and Paul Sparks.
House of Lies Showtime Comedy 9p
MTV Movie Awards MTV Special/Live event tbd
Talking Dead AMC Talk 10p
MON / April 11
. The Detour NEW Trailer TBS Comedy 9p
New serialized comedy series comes from former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, who stars as the patriarch of a family that is in the midst of a disastrous road trip. Natalie Zea (Justified) also stars.
. Hunters NEW Syfy Drama/Sci-fi 10p
Adaptation of Whitley Strieber's novel Alien Hunter stars Nathan Phillips (Wolf Creek) as a Baltimore FBI agent whose investigation into the disappearance of his wife leads him to a secret government anti-terrorism unit whose targets may not exactly be locals.
Jackie Robinson MINISERIES PBS Documentary 9p
Ken Burns-directed miniseries concludes on April 12 at 9p.
The Real Housewives of Dallas NEW Bravo Reality 10p
WED / April 13
The Last Panthers NEW Sundance Drama 8p
Samantha Morton, John Hurt, and Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) head the cast of this six-episode European crime thriller inspired by the exploits of real-life jewel thieves known as the Pink Panthers. David Bowie provides the theme song, while Warp artist Clark scores the series.
THU / April 14
American Grit NEW Fox Reality competition 9p
Bones Fox Drama 8p
Jane Austen: The Unseen Portrait MOVIE Ovation Documentary 7p ET
FRI / April 15
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
SAT / April 16
Confirmation MOVIE Trailer HBO Drama 8p
Screenwriter Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) and director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) combine for this fictionalized look at the 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings. The strong cast includes Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Eric Stonestreet, and Jennifer Hudson.
SUN / April 17
House of Darkness MOVIE LMN Drama 8p
#RichKids of Beverly Hills E! Reality 10p
MON / April 18
12 Monkeys Trailer Syfy Sci-fi/Drama 9p
Class Divide MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
TUE / April 19
Containment NEW CW Drama 9p
Adapted from a Belgian series, this new thriller is the latest CW hour from Julie Plec (who had a role in creating The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and The Tomorrow People). The action unfolds in Atlanta as a deadly epidemic takes hold, forcing government officials to quarantine the city indefinitely, leading to the erosion of societal norms for those trapped within the cordon. But the government's actions lead a journalist to suspect that there's more to the story than is being revealed to the public. The ensemble includes David Gyasi (Interstellar), Chris Wood (The Vampire Diaries), Christina Moses (Starship: Apocalypse), and Claudia Black (Farscape).
The Night Manager MINISERIES Trailer AMC Drama 10p
Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, David Harewood, Neil Morrissey, and Tobias Menzies star in a six-part contemporary adaptation of John le Carré’s 1993 spy novel.
WED / April 20
Scream MTV Drama 10p
Time Traveling Bong MINISERIES Comedy Central Comedy 10:30p
Three-episode series (airing across three consecutive nights) comes from Broad City's Ilana Glazer plus Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello and stars the first two as cousins who discover the titular object and travel through the space time continuum.
THU / April 21
Vivaldi: Mystery of the Four Seasons MOVIE Ovation Documentary 7p ET
FRI / April 22
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping SPECIAL Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
SAT / April 23
Electronic Music Awards & Foundation SPECIAL Fox Special/Music 8p
SUN / April 24
Game of Thrones HBO Drama/Fantasy 9p
Rebellion MINISERIES Sundance Drama 9p
Airing across three consecutive nights, this five-part miniseries traces the birth of modern Ireland, timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Easter Uprising.
Silicon Valley Trailer HBO Comedy 10p
Veep Trailer HBO Comedy 10:30p
MON / April 25
Reign CW Drama 8p
Moves to a new night.
Turn: Washington's Spies AMC Drama 10p
THU / April 28
René Magritte: The Man in the Hat MOVIE Ovation Documentary 7p ET
FRI / April 29
Special Correspondents MOVIE Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
Satire written by, directed by, and starring Ricky Gervais centers on a radio journalist who fakes reports from the middle of a war without ever leaving his home in Queens. Eric Bana, Vera Farmiga, Kevin Pollak, America Ferrera, and Benjamin Bratt also star.

May premieres

SUN / May 1
Penny Dreadful Trailer Showtime Drama 10p
MON / May 2
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
THU / May 5
Marseille NEW Netflix Drama 6p ET
French drama series follows the race for mayor in the titular city. Gérard Depardieu heads the cast. All 8 episodes stream today.
Millennials: Growing Up in the 21st Century NEW Ovation Documentary tbd
FRI / May 6
Grace and Frankie Netflix Comedy 12:01a PT
MON / May 9
Every Brilliant Thing MOVIE HBO Documentary tbd
TUE / May 24
Greenleaf NEW OWN Drama 10p
Oprah Winfrey, Keith David, and Merle Dandridge star in OWN's new scripted drama series about a Memphis megachurch. Another new episode airs Wednesday 5/25 at 10p.
THU / May 26
Red Nose Day SPECIAL NBC Special/Variety 9p
MON / May 30
Roots MINISERIES Trailer (various) Drama tbd
This remake of one of TV's most heralded miniseries (itself an adaptation of Alex Haley's novel) will air across four consecutive nights in a simulcast on A&E, History, and Lifetime. The eight-hour series stars Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, T.I., Matthew Goode, Mekhi Phifer, and James Purefoy, with LeVar Burton—one of the stars of the original series—serving as executive producer.
So You Think You Can Dance Fox Reality competition 8p

Summer premieres

THU / June 2
Beauty and the Beast CW Drama 9p
Final season premiere.
SUN / June 12
70th Annual Tony Awards SPECIAL CBS Special/Live event 8p
James Corden hosts.
FRI / June 17
Orange Is the New Black Trailer Netflix Comedy/Drama 12:01a PT
SUN / June 26
Roadies NEW Trailer Showtime Comedy/Drama 10p
Mired in a bit of a slump, writer-director Cameron Crowe turns to TV for the first time, with a series that appears to be right in his wheelhouse. The hourlong Roadies (which Crowe is writing, producing, and directing, with J.J. Abrams also on board as a producer) centers on what transpires with the crew backstage at a series of concerts. The roadies will be actors (including Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Imogen Poots), but the bands performing will be real, including The Head and the Heart in the opener.
FRI / July 15
Stranger Things NEW Netflix Drama 12:01a PT
1980s-inspired supernatural thriller stars Winona Ryder, Matthew Modine, and David Harbour. All 8 episodes stream today.
FRI / August 12
The Get Down NEW Netflix Drama/Musical 12:01a PT
Baz Luhrmann's ambitious new Netflix musical drama series is set in New York during the 1970s and traces the rise of hip-hop, punk, and disco as seen through the eyes of a group of youngsters in the South Bronx. The cast includes Jimmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito, and Jaden Smith. Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc, and Afrika Bambaataa serve as music consultants (and will be played by actors in the series). Six episodes stream today.
SUN / August 28
MTV Video Music Awards MTV Special/Live event tbd



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Comments (91)

  • SuburbanGal  

    FYI: Westminster is broken into 2 nights, an Opening Night and a Closing Night. The Opening Night is on CNBC this Monday, the 15th, @ 8 PM and USA this Tuesday, the 16th, @ 8 PM.

  • jennizaqt  

    The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition
    Series Premiere March 1 at 10/9c on Lifetime

  • SuburbanGal  

    ANIMAL PLANET'S CURSE OF THE FROZEN GOLD - Series Premiere Sunday, February 14, 2016 @ 10 PM

  • SuburbanGal  

    TLC's LONG LOST FAMILY - Series Premiere Sunday, March 6, 2016 @ 10 PM

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