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 25

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

Show Network Type Time
FRI / July 25
Bride by Design SPECIAL TLC Special 10p
SAT / July 26
The Choking Game MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
Epic Meal Empire NEW FYI Reality/Food 10p ET
Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark MOVIE Syfy Drama 9p
The Memory Book MOVIE HMC Drama 9p
Meghan Ory and Luke Macfarlane star.
Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars SPECIAL Disney Animation 9p
Talking Dead Season 5 Preview Special SPECIAL AMC Special 9p
WWI: The First Modern War MINISERIES History Documentary 8p
All four hour-long parts air tonight from 8-midnight.
SUN / July 27
Big Time RV NEW Travel Reality 8p
Bikinis & Boardwalks Travel Travel/Reality 7p
Escaping Alaska NEW TLC Reality 9p
Fantomworks Velocity Reality 9p
Ice Lake Rebels NEW Animal Planet Reality 10p
Manhattan NEW Trailer WGN Drama 10p
The cable network's second original drama series is set not in New York but in Los Alamos, New Mexico—in the 1940s, when a group of scientists race to build the world's first atomic bomb. (Yes, the Manhattan Project.) The 13-episode series comes from Masters of Sex writer Sam Shaw and stars John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C), Olivia Williams (Dollhouse), Daniel Stern (Home Alone), and Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards).
Poirot PBS Drama 9p
Season 12 airs on Masterpiece Mystery.
Robot Chicken Bitch Pudding Special SPECIAL Adult Swim Animation/Comedy 11:30p
Sharkmania: The Top 15 Biggest Baddest Bloodiest Bites SPECIAL Syfy Special 9p
MON / July 28
2014 Young Hollywood Awards SPECIAL The CW Special 8p
Love Child MOVIE HBO Documentary 9p
Running Wild With Bear Grylls NEW NBC Reality 8p
TUE / July 29
Dance Moms Lifetime Reality 9p
Dark Horse Nation NEW History Reality 10p
Raising Asia NEW Lifetime Reality 10p
The Unexplained Files Science Reality 10p
WED / July 30
Penn & Teller: Fool Us NEW The CW Reality 8p
Asipiring magicians perform a trick in front of Penn & Teller, who have one chance to figure out how it was done.
Sharknado 2: The Second One MOVIE Trailer Syfy Drama 9p
Action moves to Big Apple for this sequel to the 2013 cult TV movie hit, resulting in the worst storm to hit New York since Hurricane Jasmine Forsythe. Returning stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are joined this time by Andy Dick, Judd Hirsch, Kelly Osbourne, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, and Judah Friedlander. Is there a jumping-the-shark joke in the screenplay? Oh yes, there is.
THU / July 31
A-List Listings E! Reality 8p
The Honorable Woman MINISERIES Trailer Sundance Drama 10p
Eight-part political thriller set against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Janet McTeer, Eve Best, Andrew Buchan, Stephen Rea, Katherine Parkinson, and Tobias Menzies.
The Quest NEW Trailer ABC Reality competition 8p
New competition series blends The Amazing Race with fantasy role-playing games (complete with a mystical setting called "Everealm"), which promises to provide plenty of great clips for The Soup this summer.

August premieres

Show Network Type Time
FRI / August 1
Curvy Brides SPECIAL TLC Special 10p
David Tutera's CELEBrations NEW WE Reality 9p
Garage Squad NEW Velocity Reality 9p
Gravity Falls Disney Animation/Comedy 9p
A Haunting Dest. America Reality 10p
The Killing Trailer Netflix Drama 12:01a
The former AMC drama has been revived by Netflix for a short fourth (and final—they promise!) season; all six episodes stream beginning today.
Masters of Illusion NEW The CW Reality 8p
A variety of illusionists perform in front of a live audience in this Dean Cain-hosted magic series.
Redwood Kings NEW Animal Planet Reality 9p
SAT / August 2
Hell on Wheels AMC Drama 9p
The fourth season will air in two parts, with the first 10 episodes running through October 4th and the final three airing in mid-November.
Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda MOVIE Syfy Drama 9p
SUN / August 3
Long Island Medium TLC Reality 9p
#RichKids of Beverly Hills E! Reality 10p
WrestleMania 30: The World Television Premiere SPECIAL NBC Special 7p
MON / August 4
The Awesomes Hulu Animation/Comedy n/a
Bachelor in Paradise NEW ABC Reality competition 8p
Re-tooled version of Bachelor Pad format finds former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants living together in an "isolated romantic paradise."
Jersey Belle NEW Bravo Reality 10p
King of Cones NEW Food Reality competition 8p
Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words MOVIE HBO Documentary 9p
Nowhere to Hide NEW ID Reality 10p
Partners NEW FX Comedy 9p
Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer star as two desperate and disparate Chicago lawyers who form an unlikely friendship and professional alliance in this new comedy series. Back-to-back episodes will air weekly for five weeks, and it's another of FX's 10/90 deals, which means that if it gets renewed, it will be for 90 additional episodes.
TUE / August 5
Celebrity Legacies NEW Reelz Reality 10p
CMA Music Festival:
Country's Night to Rock SPECIAL
ABC Special/Music 8p
Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the
Atlanta Falcons
HBO Sports/Documentary 10p
Hollywood Hillbillies Reelz Reality 9p
Sequestered NEW Crackle Comedy n/a
Online series stars Jesse Bradford, Summer Glau, and Patrick Warburton. Six episodes stream today; the remaining six follow on October 14.
WED / August 6
My Grandmother's Ravioli Cooking Food 8p ET
Skin Wars NEW GSN Reality competition 9p
Top Chef Duels NEW Bravo Reality competition 10p
New format brings back 18 returning Top Chef and Top Chef Masters contestants for a series of head-to-head matches, falling somewhere in between Chopped and Iron Chef. (The regular Top Chef will also return this fall.)
THU / August 7
7 Deadly Sins MINISERIES Showtime Documentary 11p
Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) hosts this comedic documentary miniseries that devotes each of its seven episodes to a different deadly sin.
Black Jesus NEW Adult Swim Comedy 11p
Live-action series comes from Aaron McGruder (The Boondocks) and finds Jesus living in present-day Compton.
Extreme Guide to Parenting NEW Bravo Reality 9:30p
Garfunkel and Oates NEW IFC Comedy 10p
New scripted comedy series centers on the titular comedy-folk duo of Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci. Guests include Chris Hardwick, Steve Agee, Anthony Jeselnik, Chris Parnell, Ben Kingsley, and the real John Oates.
FRI / August 8
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders:
Making The Team
CMT Reality 9p
Jonah from Tonga NEW Trailer HBO Comedy 10p
Six episode comedy series is the latest from Chris Lilley (Summer Heights High, Ja'mie: Private School Girl).
The Knick NEW Trailer Cinemax Drama 10p
Directed in its entirety by Steven Soderbergh, this Cinemax original series stars Clive Owen as a surgeon in a New York hospital in the year 1900.
L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin MOVIE Showtime Documentary 9p
Please Like Me Pivot Comedy/Drama 10p
SAT / August 9
Hillbilly Blood Dest. America Reality 9p
Outlander NEW Starz Drama/Sci-Fi 9p
Battlestar Galactica's Ron Moore adapts Diana Gabaldon's best-selling book series about a WWII combat nurse who is transported back in time to the 18th century, and winds up with a husband in each time period. Eight episodes will air this summer, with the remaining half of the first season held back until early 2015.
Stranded in Paradise MOVIE Hallmark Drama 9p
SUN / August 10
Gym Rescue NEW Spike Reality 9p
Teen Choice 2014 SPECIAL Fox Live event 8p
Tyler Posey hosts. Tape-delayed on the West Coast.
MON / August 11
The Approval Matrix NEW Sundance Talk 11p
Weekly discussion about pop culture features host Neal Brennan and a rotating group of panelists (including Jason Biggs, Whitney Cummings, Hannibal Buress, Judah Friedlander, and Julie Klausner), plus guests such as Jon Stewart and Amy Poehler.
Candid Camera NEW TV Land Reality 9p
Reboot of the nearly 70-year-old format will be hosted by Mayim Bialik and Peter Funt. A new episode will air nightly this week through Thursday, and then just one night a week (Tuesdays) in subsequent weeks.
TUE / August 12
4th and Loud NEW AMC Reality 9p
Reality series follows the L.A. KISS arena football team.
Below Deck Bravo Reality 9p
Cement Heads NEW A&E Reality 10:30p
Idiot Test NEW GSN Game show 8p
The Singles Project NEW Bravo Reality 10p
Sisterhood of Hip Hop NEW Oxygen Reality 9p
Storage Wars A&E Reality 9p
WED / August 13
Franklin & Bash TNT Drama 10p
Heartbreakers NEW ID Reality 10p
Legends NEW Trailer TNT Drama 9p
Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) stars as an undercover FBI agent in a drama (based on a novel by Robert Littell) from Homeland producers Howard Gordon and Alexander Cary.
Wahlburgers Trailer A&E Reality 10p
THU / August 14
Braxton Family Values WE Reality 9p
SWV Reunited WE Reality 10p
FRI / August 15
Four Weddings Trailer TLC Reality 9p
Red Hot Design NEW FYI Reality 10p
SAT / August 16
Katt Williams: Priceless SPECIAL HBO Comedy 10p
Wingmen SPECIAL OWN Reality 10p
SUN / August 17
The Great Food Truck Race Food Reality competition 9p
Wicked Tuna: North vs. South NEW Nat Geo Reality 10p
MON / August 18
America's Next Top Model The CW Reality competition 9p
Atlanta Exes NEW VH1 Reality 9:30p
Dallas TNT Drama 9p
Second half of the third season.
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle VH1 Reality 9p
TUE / August 19
Time Team America NEW PBS Documentary 8p
Wizard Wars NEW Syfy Reality competition 10p
A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories Ovation Comedy 10p
Season 2 of the dark comedy series (based on the writings of Mikhail Bulgakov) staring Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm.
WED / August 20
Epic Ink NEW A&E Reality 10:30p
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles Bravo Reality 9p
Preachers of L.A. Oxygen Reality 10p
FRI / August 22
Airplane Repo Discovery Reality 10p
BoJack Horseman NEW Trailer Netflix Animation/Comedy 12:01a
Netflix's first foray into edgy, Adult Swim-style animation for adults follows the life of a self-loathing, washed-up sitcom star with a drinking problem—who happens to be a horse. Voices come from Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, and Amy Sedaris, plus guests including Paul F. Tompkins, Alison Brie, Olivia Wilde, Anjelica Huston, and more. Oh, and don't miss the vintage 1990s-style website.
SAT / August 23
Doctor Who Trailer BBC America Sci-fi 8p
Eighth season premiere features the new (12th) Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It).
The Incredible Dr. Pol Nat Geo Wild Reality 9p
Intruders NEW Trailer Extended trailer BBC America Sci-fi 10p
X-Files writer-producer Glen Morgan adapts Michael Marshall Smith's best-selling novel into an 8-episode paranormal thriller about a secret society that may have discovered the secret to immortality (hint: it involves inhabiting the bodies of other people). John Simm (Life on Mars) and Mira Sorvino star, while horror veterans Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism) and Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project) direct.
Ten Things You Don't Know About H2 Reality 10p
SUN / August 24
2014 MTV Video Music Awards SPECIAL MTV Live event/Music tbd
Broadcast live from the Forum in Los Angeles.
Breathless NEW PBS Drama 9p
Medical drama is set in 1961 London and stars Jack Davenport. Airs on Masterpiece Mystery.
MON / August 25
66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards SPECIAL NBC Live event 8p ET
Seth Meyers will host this rare Monday night awards telecast, which will air live coast-to-coast. A live red-carpet special precedes the ceremony at 7:30p ET. Check out this year's nominees.
TUE / August 26
Tosh.0 Comedy Comedy 10p
WED / August 27
Operation Maneater NEW PBS Documentary/Nature 10p
SAT / August 30
Girlfriends' Getaway MOVIE TV One Drama 8p ET
SUN / August 31
2014 MDA Show of Strength Telethon SPECIAL ABC Special 9p
BBQ Crawl Travel Food/Travel 7:30p

September premieres

Show Network Type Time
MON / September 1
Houdini MINISERIES History Drama 9p
Four-hour, two-night miniseries stars Adrien Brody as the famous magician.
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story MOVIE Lifetime Drama 9p
WED / September 3
My Friends Call Me Johnny NEW Esquire Reality 10p
THU / September 4
Sunday Night Football NBC Sports/Live event 8:20p
NBC's weekly primetime game begins with a special Thursday edition.
FRI / September 5
Stand Up to Cancer SPECIAL Multiple Special 8p
Fourth annual benefit will be simulcast on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and 26 cable networks..
SAT / September 6
The Chair NEW Trailer Starz Reality 11p
My Boyfriends' Dogs MOVIE Hallmark Drama 9p
The Mind of a Chef PBS Food tbd
Third season of Anthony Bourdain-hosted series will feature chefs Edward Lee and Magnus Nilsson.
Six Little McGhees OWN Reality 10p
SUN / September 7
9/10: The Final Hours SPECIAL Nat Geo Documentary 9p
Boardwalk Empire HBO Drama tbd
Final season premiere.
Total Divas E! Reality 9p
Utopia NEW Fox Reality 8p
Special two-hour premiere; series will normally air Tuesdays at 8p and Fridays at 8p (beginning 9/9 and 9/12, respectively). New reality series asks 15 people to move to an isolated location and build their own civilization from scratch (while being filmed 24/7). Eliminations will provide opportunities for newcomers to enter the society.
MON / September 8
Monday Night Football ESPN Sports/Live event 8:15p ET
TUE / September 9
Fashion Rocks SPECIAL CBS Music 9p
If Loving You Is Wrong NEW OWN Drama 9p
Latest series from Tyler Perry. Back-to-back episodes air tonight.
Sons of Anarchy FX Drama 10p
The biker drama's seventh and final season begins with an extra long 105-minute episode, which will be followed by a live after-show (Anarchy Afterword).
WED / September 10
Hell's Kitchen Fox Reality competition 8p
Special two-hour season 13 premiere.
Nova: Vaccines—Calling the Shots PBS Documentary/Science 9p
Under the Lights SPECIAL CBS Sports 10p
NFL Thursday Night Football preview.
VH1 Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn VH1 Reality 9p
THU / September 11
The Biggest Loser NBC Reality competition 8p
Thursday Night Football NEW CBS Sports/Live event 8:25p ET
Weekly Thursday night game moves to CBS (though it will be simulcast on the NFL Network) for the first time for eight weeks of the season. Pre-game show begins at 7:30p ET.
FRI / September 12
Bill Maher: Live, Without Interruption SPECIAL HBO Comedy/Live event 10p
Live stand-up special follows a special live episode (at 9p) of Real Time With Bill Maher, both in Washington, D.C.
SAT / September 13
Deliverance Creek MOVIE Lifetime Drama 8p
Lauren Ambrose stars as a Civil War widow in this drama from Nicolas Sparks. It's a backdoor pilot, which means that it could become an ongoing series if ratings are strong.
SUN / September 14
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History MINISERIES PBS Documentary 8p
Latest Ken Burns documentary, a look at the Roosevelt political dynasty (specifically, Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor), will air for two hours a night on seven consecutive nights.
MON / September 15
Dancing With the Stars ABC Reality competition 8p
TUE / September 16
The Mindy Project Fox Comedy 9:30p
New Girl Fox Comedy 9p
WED / September 17
The Mysteries of Laura NEW Trailer NBC Drama 10p
Debra Messing as an NYPD homicide detective going through a divorce while trying to raise unruly twin boys. The series comes from producer Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Brothers & Sisters), producer/director McG, and writer Jeff Rake (Boston Legal), who adapts the Spanish-language series Los Misterios De Laura. Sneak preview tonight at a special time; the series moves to its regular 8p slot the following week (9/24).
Red Band Society NEW Trailer Fox Drama 9p
Steven Spielberg-produced dramedy (based on the Spanish series Polseres vermelles) features an unlikely setting for a teen soap: the pediatric wing of a Los Angeles hospital, where a group of young patients meet and form friendships, united by their shared experiences and uncertain futures. Octavia Spencer and Dave Annable (Brothers and Sisters) are the recognizable adults, joining an ensemble of young newcomers.
THU / September 18
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories NEW Adult Swim Comedy 12:15a
After a one-off special that aired last fall, Tim and Eric's follow-up to Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job! returns as a regular anthology series. Each 30-minute episode will find the two stars joined by a variety of guests to tell a self-contained spooky tale. (Airs Thursday night/Friday morning.)
SAT / September 20
On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z SPECIAL HBO Music 9p
SUN / September 21
60 Minutes CBS News 7p
The Good Wife CBS Drama 9p
Madam Secretary NEW Trailer CBS Drama 8p
Téa Leoni stars as the newly appointed Secretary of State.
Miss Marple PBS Drama tbd
Masterpiece Mystery! presentation features three new installments, with Julia McKenzie returning as the Agatha Christie-created detective.
MON / September 22
The Big Bang Theory CBS Comedy 8p
Back-to-back new episodes. The show will return to its normal Thursday time slot in late October.
The Blacklist NBC Drama 10p
Forever NEW Trailer ABC Drama 10p
13-episode crime procedural focuses on Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), an accomplished New York medical examiner who happens to be immortal. Alana De La Garza (Law & Order) co-stars as his detective partner, while Judd Hirsch plays his friend, who is the one person who knows the doctor's secret. Special premiere tonight; the show moves to its normal Tuesday 10p slot the following night (9/23) with another new episode.
Gotham NEW Trailer New trailer Fox Drama 8p
Fox's most-anticipated fall newcomer is set in DC Comics's Batman universe, though it will be a prequel to Batman's story, centering on the origin story of future Gotham City Commissioner James Gordon (Southland's Ben McKenzie) in his days as a rookie detective, before he meets the Caped Crusader. You'll also see a pre-teen, pre-cape Bruce Wayne, plus Detective Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) and younger versions of Selina Kyle/Catwoman (newcomer Camren Bicondova), The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Alfred, and likely many more. Jada Pinkett Smith will also star as a brand-new character, crime boss Fish Mooney.
Scorpion NEW Trailer CBS Drama 9p
High-energy procedural (sort of a blend of Numb3rs, Ocean's 11, and The Big Bang Theory) from ubiquitous producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman focuses on a team of eccentric, socially awkward super-geniuses who work for the Homeland Security department as our country's last line of defense against high-tech threats. Elyes Gabel (Body of Proof), Eddie Kaye Thomas (Harold & Kumar films), Robert Patrick, Ernie Hudson, and Katharine McPhee star.
Sleepy Hollow Fox Drama 9p
The Voice NBC Reality competition 8p
Also airs Tuesdays at 8p.
TUE / September 23
The Boomer List SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
Two-hour American Masters special focuses on 19 iconic baby boomers (including Billy Joel and Amy Tan), one born each year from 1945-1964.
Chicago Fire NBC Drama 10p
Finding Your Roots PBS Documentary 8p
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC Drama 9p
NCIS CBS Drama 8p
NCIS: New Orleans NEW Trailer CBS Drama 9p
Second NCIS spin-off stars Scott Bakula, CCH Pounder, Lucas Black, Paige Turco, and Zoe McLellan.
Person of Interest CBS Drama 10p
WED / September 24
Black-ish NEW Trailer ABC Comedy 9:30p
The latest comedy to try to succeed in the seemingly desirable post-Modern Family time slot where so many others have failed, Black-ish finds a successful African-American husband and father wondering if his superficially ideal suburban lifestyle is pulling him too far away from his cultural roots. Anthony Anderson (All About the Andersons), Laurence Fishburne, and Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends) head the cast.
Chicago PD NBC Drama 10p
The Goldbergs ABC Comedy 8:30p
Key & Peele Clip Comedy Comedy 10:30p
Season 4 guests will include Rashida Jones, Ty Burrell, Chelsea Peretti, and Retta.
Law & Order: SVU NBC Drama 9p
Life on the Reef NEW PBS Documentary/Nature 10p
Three-part series examines the Great Barrier Reef.
The Middle ABC Comedy 8p
Modern Family ABC Comedy 9p
Nashville ABC Drama 10p
Survivor CBS Reality competition 8p
THU / September 25
Bones Fox Drama 8p
Grey's Anatomy ABC Drama 8p
How to Get Away With Murder NEW Trailer ABC Drama 10p
Shonda Rhimes night concludes with the producer's third soapy drama of the evening. This new legal thriller stars Viola Davis as a litigator who also works as a law professor at a highly competitive East Coast school. There, she teaches a first-year criminal law class where the students will stop at nothing to get ahead—including doing whatever it takes to help their professor's high-profile client escape murder charges.
Jokers Wild NEW truTV Reality 10p
Parenthood NBC Drama 10p
Final season.
Scandal ABC Drama 9p
FRI / September 26
20/20 ABC News 10p
The Amazing Race CBS Reality competition 8p
Blue Bloods CBS Drama 10p
Dateline NBC News 9p
Hawaii Five-0 CBS Drama 9p
Shark Tank ABC Reality 8p
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of
Fleet Street SPECIAL
PBS Musical 9p
Live From Lincoln Center presentation is a telecast of recent New York Philharmonic production of Stephen Sondheim's musical, starring Emma Thompson.
SAT / September 27
48 Hours CBS News 10p
SUN / September 28
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fox Comedy 8:30p
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CBS Drama 10p
Family Guy Fox Animation/Comedy 9p
Special one-hour premiere features a Simpsons crossover.
Once Upon a Time ABC Drama 8p
Resurrection ABC Drama 9p
Revenge ABC Drama 10p
The Simpsons Fox Animation/Comedy 8p
MON / September 29
Castle ABC Drama 10p
iHeartRadio Music Festival SPECIAL The CW Special/Music 8p
Mom CBS Comedy 8:30p
NCIS: Los Angeles CBS Drama 10p
TUE / September 30
Happyland NEW Trailer MTV Comedy 11p
iHeartRadio Music Festival (Night 2) SPECIAL The CW Special/Music 8p
Makers PBS Documentary 9p
Manhattan Love Story NEW Trailer ABC Comedy 8:30p
Would you like to get into the heads of a man and a woman in the beginning stages of a romantic relationship, and be able to listen to their very different thoughts as they navigate the world of dating? If so, this single-camera comedy from Drew Carey Show and Spin City writer Jeff Lowell is for you. Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Jake McDorman (Greek) star.
Selfie NEW Trailer ABC Comedy 8p
Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) stars in this loose take on the classic My Fair Lady formula as Eliza Dooley, a woman who has accumulated hundreds of thousands of "friends" through her newfound fame in social media circles but realizes that she has few actual friends in meatspace. So she hires an image consultant played by John Cho to "rebrand" her offline life and teach her how to form real-life connections. The sitcom comes from Emily Kapnek, creator of the recently canceled Suburgatory.

October premieres

Show Network Type Time
WED / October 1
Criminal Minds CBS Drama 9p
Stalker NEW Trailer CBS Drama 10p
The latest series from Kevin Williamson is a scary psychological thriller—more The Following than The Vampire Diaries— centering on a team of LAPD detectives (led by Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q) who specialize in stalking incidents
THU / October 2
A to Z NEW Trailer NBC Comedy 9:30p
In a sort of gender-reversed Dharma & Greg, this single-camera rom-com follows mismatched pair Andrew (Mad Men's Ben Feldman), the idealistic dreamer, and Zelda (How I Met Your Mother's Cristin Milioti), the driven professional, from the first day of their unlikely romance, when they "meet cute" thanks to an online dating glitch.
Bad Judge NEW Trailer NBC Comedy 9p
Kate Walsh stars as one of L.A.'s toughest criminal judges—but one who is also known for her hard-partying, hard-rocking ways and unorthodox behavior in the courtroom—in a new comedy produced by Funny or Die's Adam McKay and Will Ferrell.
Gracepoint NEW Trailer Fox Drama 9p
This American remake of UK critical hit Broadchurch retains the dark storyline about a murder investigation that rocks a small seaside town but shifts the locale to California. David Tennant (Doctor Who) reprises his lead role as a high-ranking police official who arrives in town with a troubled past, though this time he also comes with an American accent. Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver, Nick Nolte, Michael Peña, and Kevin Rankin also star in the 10-episode series, which promises to have a different ending than the original.
Reign The CW Drama 9p
The Vampire Diaries The CW Drama 8p
FRI / October 3
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years SPECIAL PBS Music 9p
Two-hour special looks back at the PBS show's best moments combined with new performances.
Last Man Standing ABC Comedy 8p
Back-to-back episodes.
SAT / October 4
America by the Numbers NEW PBS Documentary 8p
Survivor's Remorse NEW Trailer Starz Comedy 9p
SUN / October 5
America's Funniest Home Videos ABC Reality 7p
Bob's Burgers Fox Animation/Comedy 7:30p
Homeland Showtime Drama 9p
Inspector Lewis PBS Drama 9p
Mulaney NEW Trailer Fox Comedy 9:30p
This Lorne Michaels-produced sitcom wants to be the next Seinfeld—or, at least, Fox execs wish it to be so, to the point where they themselves are already making the comparisons. The semi-autobiographical, multi-camera comedy (taped before a live studio audience) is a vehicle for stand-up comedian John Mulaney (also a former SNL writer and Kroll Show co-star), who plays a young aspiring comedian trying to take his career to the next level. Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad (SNL), Elliott Gould, Seaton Smith (Totally Biased), and Zack Pearlman (The Virginity Hit) also star, while Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco will guest.
MON / October 6
The Originals The CW Drama 8p
TUE / October 7
The Flash NEW Trailer The CW Drama/Sci-fi 8p
This spin-off from Arrow stars Grant Gustin (Glee, 90210) as forensic scientist turned costumed crimefighter Barry Allen, who is the fastest man alive thanks to a freak accident. The cast also includes Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order), Tom Cavanagh (Ed), and John Wesley Shipp, who starred in the title role in CBS's short-lived 1990 version of The Flash. Arrow producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg (though not Marc Guggenheim) are behind this new show as well, along with Arrow writer Geoff Johns.
Supernatural The CW Drama 9p
Town of the Living Dead NEW Syfy Reality 10p
Comedic reality series follows a small Alabama town's efforts to complete filming of an independent zombie movie that's already six years in the making.
WED / October 8
Arrow The CW Drama/Sci-fi 8p
Kingdom NEW DirecTV Drama 9p
New original drama series (airing on the Audience Network) is set in the world of MMA fighting and stars Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria, and Nick Jonas.
FRI / October 10
Cristela NEW Trailer ABC Comedy 8:30p
This multi-camera comedy was created by and stars comedian Cristela Alonzo (in her first-ever acting gig) as a sixth-year law student who finds her ambitions for a professional career being held in check by her working-class Mexican-American family.
SUN / October 12
The Walking Dead Trailer AMC Drama 9p
MON / October 13
Jane the Virgin NEW Trailer The CW Comedy/Drama 9p
Adapted from a Venezuelan telenovela, this hourlong dramedy centers on a hard-working young teaching student and telenovela obsessive (Gina Rodriguez) who finds herself in her own soap opera-worthy storyline when she accidentally (!) becomes pregnant through artificial insemination. (These things happen.) Will her fiancé and religious family understand? And what about the biological father? The adaptation comes from Jennie Snyder Urman (Emily Owens, M.D.).
TUE / October 14
About a Boy NBC Comedy 9:30p
Car Matchmaker NEW Esquire Reality 9p
Marry Me NEW Trailer NBC Comedy 9p
NBC's most promising new fall comedy reunites Happy Endings creator David Caspe and star Casey Wilson (who are now real-life newlyweds) for a sitcom about a couple who have been happily dating for six years but can never find the perfect moment to get engaged. Ken Marino (The State, Eastbound & Down), Sarah Wright, and Tim Meadows also star.
White Collar Brawlers Esquire Reality 10p
WED / October 15
How We Got to Now With Steven Johnson NEW PBS Documentary/Science 9p
The author hosts a six-part series examining the innovations (and innovators) that made modern life possible, grouped around topics such as cold, time, light, clean, glass, and sound.
FRI / October 17
Freestyle Love Supreme NEW Pivot Comedy/Music 10p
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess SPECIAL PBS Musical 9p
San Francisco Opera performance.
Welcome to Fairfax NEW Pivot Reality 10:30p
SUN / October 19
The Affair NEW Trailer Showtime Drama 10p
Ten-episode drama from the creative team behind In Treatment depcits the effects of an extramarital affair from his/her perspectives. Dominic West (The Wire), Ruth Wilson (Luther), Maura Tierney, and Joshua Jackson star.
WED / October 22
The 100 The CW Drama/Sci-fi 9p
Web Therapy Showtime Comedy 11p
Matthew Perry, Jon Hamm, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lauren Graham, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Allison Janney, Craig Ferguson, and Calista Flockhart are among the season 4 guests.
FRI / October 24
Constantine NEW Trailer NBC Drama/Fantasy 10p
Welsh actor Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) plays snarky supernatural detective/magician/demon hunter John Constantine, as made famous in DC's Hellblazer comics. Harold Perrineau (Lost) also stars (along with telenovela star Angélica Celaya, replacing the just-departed Lucy Griffiths), while the series comes from Dexter writer/producer Daniel Cerone and Dark Knight screenwriter David S. Goyer.
Dateline NBC News 8p
New time period.
Grimm NBC Drama/Fantasy 9p
SAT / October 25
The Good Witch's Wonder MOVIE Hallmark Drama 9p
Seventh film in the Good Witch franchise. A weekly Good Witch series will follow in early 2015.
SUN / October 26
Death Comes to Pemberley MINISERIES PBS Drama 9p
Adaptation of P.D. James' novel (which serves as a continuation to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, with a murder mystery storyline) stars Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House). Airs on Masterpiece Mystery! across two consecutive Sundays.
MON / October 27
2 Broke Girls CBS Comedy 8p
Fake Off NEW truTV Reality competition tbd
TUE / October 28
Friends of the People NEW truTV Comedy tbd
WED / October 29
Weekend Fix NEW Esquire Reality 10p
THU / October 30
The Big Bang Theory CBS Comedy 8p
Moves from Monday nights (where it will start the fall season).
Elementary CBS Drama 10p
The McCarthys NEW Trailer CBS Comedy 9:30p
New comedy centers on a sports-crazed Boston family (i.e., a Boston family).
The Millers CBS Comedy 8:30p
Two and a Half Men CBS Comedy 9p
Final season premiere.

Late fall premieres

Show Network Type Time
WED / November 5
The Exes TV Land Comedy 10:30p
FRI / November 7
MasterChef Junior Fox Reality competition 8p
SUN / November 9
Worricker: Turks & Caicos MOVIE PBS Drama 9p
David Hare-directed sequel to Page Eight returns Bill Nighy as MI5 spy Johnny Worricker. Christopher Walken, Winona Ryder, Helena Bonham Carter, and Ralph Fiennes also star. Airs on Masterpiece.
TUE / November 11
Navy SEALs—Their Untold Story MOVIE PBS Documentary 9p
FRI / November 14
The Hitmakers SPECIAL PBS Documentary/Music 9p
Documentary examines the changing music industry in the digital era.
SAT / November 15
Northpole MOVIE Hallmark Drama 8p
Robert Wagner, Jill St. John, and Tiffani Thiessen star.
SUN / November 16
Worricker: Salting the Battlefield MOVIE PBS Drama 9p
Third Worricker installment (again written and directed by David Hare) stars Bill Nighy, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, and Ralph Fiennes. Airs on Masterpiece.
MON / November 17
State of Affairs NEW Trailer NBC Drama 10p
New drama series follows the personal and professional life of a high-ranking CIA agent (Katherine Heigl) who advises the President (Alfre Woodard).
TUE / November 18
Living with the Jacksons SPECIAL Reelz Reality 8p
FRI / November 21
Lost Songs: The Basement
Tapes Continued MOVIE
Showtime Documentary/Music 9p
TUE / November 25
The Pilgrims MOVIE PBS Documentary 9p
FRI / November 28
One Child MINISERIES Sundance Drama tbd
Two-night, four-hour miniseries concludes Saturday 11/29. Elizabeth Perkins and Donald Sumpter star as the adoptive parents of a young Chinese-born woman who is called back to her homeland when her birth mother faces a family crisis.
TUE / December 2
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce NEW Trailer Bravo Drama 10p
The network's first scripted series is based on Vicki Iovine's book series and stars Lisa Edelstein and Janeane Garofalo.
Toy Story That Time Forgot SPECIAL ABC Animation/Family 8p
New 30-minute Toy Story Christmas special returns stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen.
THU / December 4
Peter Pan Live SPECIAL NBC Musical/Live event 8p
Another new live musical production from the producers of last year's Sound of Music. Christopher Walken stars as Captain Hook; other casting tba.
MON / December 15
American Country Countdown
Awards SPECIAL
Fox Music/Live event 8p
FRI / December 26
American Masters: Bing Crosby SPECIAL PBS Documentary 9p
WED / December 31
Pitbull's New Year's Revolution SPECIAL Fox Special/Live event 8p
New live special will be broadcast from Miami. (Tape delayed on West Coast.)

2015 premieres

Show Network Type Time
SUN / January 4
Downton Abbey PBS Drama tbd
SUN / January 11
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards SPECIAL NBC Special/Live event 8p ET
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host for the third straight year.
SUN / February 1
Super Bowl XLIX SPECIAL NBC Sports/Live event tbd
A special episode of The Blacklist will follow the game.
THU / February 5
The Blacklist NBC Drama 9p
Series returns from winter hiatus in a new time slot.
SUN / February 15
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special SPECIAL NBC Comedy 8p
Three-hour live special.
SUN / February 22
87th Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL ABC Special/Live event 4p
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron return as producers for the third straight year.
SUN / March 29
Call the Midwife PBS Drama 8p
U.S. debut of season 4 of the British drama series.
SUN / April 19
50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL CBS Special/Live event 8p

 

Comments (12)

  • sergio92alves  

    Some new series are missing from this list.
    Garfunkel & Oates: IFC network announced an eight-episode season premiere for Thursday, August 7 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
    Intruders: BBC America announced an eight-episode season premiere for August 23th.

  • TheRookComics  

    The Rook has episodic television gold. Not just an exciting character but interesting adventures through time. I really like Mike Mignola’s the Rook seen here http://www.therookcomics.com/Mignola.html

  • valri0826  

    They are saying Rosemarys Baby second half is on May-15-2014 at 9pm but then looking at that date it shows the American Comedy Awards for that time and date on that channel .??? Which is correct and when is the wrong one actually showing? I want to see both .

  • LamontRaymond  

    Bring on Longmire (A&E) - it's the best man's man show on TV.

  • alycat0363  

    I came upon this website and now love it! I am a major tv person, and this is perfect to know all the shows that are starting and also gives me a heads up on new shows that I might like! I would be lost without this! Bookmarked and visited regularly

  • silasbodnick  

    This is an absolutely essential bookmark. Thanks so much for keeping it up-to-date.

  • KWater93  

    March is such a disappointing month but at least there is SOMETHING to look forward to! Check out the highlights http://www.s-trip.com/live/marchs-best-returning-tv/

  • Art-Vandelay  

    Veep's "type" should be comedy instead of fantasy, shouldn't it?

  • okami31  

    NASHVILLE season 2 comes back on January 15...not listed yet here.

  • GHQCommander  

    Would be able to import the calendar to my Windows Phone under a TV category

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