2017 Summer/Fall TV Premiere Calendar

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Premiere dates for new and returning shows and specials

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

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July premieres

FRI / July 21
  Dateline: Secrets Uncovered NEW Newsmagazine Oxygen, 8p
Descendants 2 MOVIE Musical/Fantasy ABC 8p
Sequel to the 2015 TV movie will be simulcast on Disney, Disney XD, Freeform, and Lifetime.
  Last Chance U Trailer Sports/Documentary Netflix
  Niko and the Sword of Light NEW Trailer Animation/Family Amazon
Ozark NEW Trailer Clip Drama Netflix
Jason Bateman (who also directs) and Laura Linney head the cast of this new Netflix drama series about drug-money laundering set in Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks.
  Raven's Home NEW Trailer Comedy/Family Disney, 10p
  Vice Special Report: A World in Disarray SPECIAL News HBO 10p
  The Worst Witch NEW Family/Fantasy Netflix
SAT / July 22
  Cold Justice Reality Oxygen, 8p
  Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies Reality CNN, 9p
  The Dude Perfect Show Reality Nickelodeon, 9p
  Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio MINISERIES Documentary Spike, 9p
  The Jury Speaks NEW Reality Oxygen, 9p
SUN / July 23
Ballers Trailer Comedy HBO 10p
  Devil Sharks SPECIAL Reality/Nature Discovery, 10:10p
  Great White Shark Serial Killer Lives SPECIAL Reality/Nature Discovery, 7p
  Guy's Grocery Games Reality competition Food, 8p
Insecure Trailer Comedy HBO 10:30p
  Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 8p
  Shark After Dark Talk Discovery, 11:10p
  Shark-Croc Showdown SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 9:10p
  Shark vs. Predator SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo Wild, 8p
  Story of a Girl MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Top Secret Swimming Holes Reality Travel, 9p
  Wild Alaska Live SPECIAL Trailer Documentary/Nature PBS 8p
MON / July 24
  Alien Sharks: Stranger Fins SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 10p
  The Churchills MINISERIES Documentary Acorn TV
  Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO 10p
  Gone NEW Reality ID, 9p
  Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood Reality VH1, 8p
Midnight, Texas NEW Trailer Drama NBC 10p
Supernatural drama is based on True Blood author Charlaine Harris's recent trilogy.
  Murdoch Mysteries: Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas SPECIAL Trailer Drama Acorn TV
People of Earth Trailer Comedy TBS, 10:30p
Nasim Pedrad joins the cast of the Wyatt Cenac-starring alien abduction comedy for its second season.
  Return to the Isle of Jaws SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 9p
  Shark Vortex SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 8p
Somewhere Between NEW Trailer Drama ABC 10p
Ten-episode thriller centers on a news producer (Paula Patton) who learns that her 8-year-old daughter will be murdered.
  Tiger Shark Terror SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo Wild, 8p
TUE / July 25
  Bizarre Foods America Reality Travel, 9p
  Dance Moms: Abby Tells All Exclusive SPECIAL Reality Lifetime, 8p
  Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special SPECIAL Trailer Comedy Netflix
  Shark Swarm SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo Wild, 8p
  Sharks and the City: LA SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 9p
  Sharks and the City: New York SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 10p
WED / July 26
  Great Hammerhead Invasion SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 10p
  Little Women LA: Couples Retreat NEW Reality Lifetime, 9p
  The Lost Cage SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 9p
  Signed NEW Reality competition VH1, 9p
  So Sharp NEW Reality Lifetime, 10p
  World's Deadliest: Shark Frenzy! SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo Wild, 8p
THU / July 27
  Date Night Live NEW Reality Lifetime, 10p
  HarmonQuest Comedy/Reality/Animation Seeso
Part one of the second season will feature guest stars such as Patton Oswalt, Gillian Jacobs, and Paul Scheer.
  Shark Exile SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 9p
  Shark Swarm SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 10p
FRI / July 28
  The Adventures of Puss in Boots Animation/Family Netflix
  African Shark Safari SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 9p
  All Access: Mayweather vs. McGregor Documentary/Sports Showtime 10p
  Daughters of Destiny MOVIE Trailer Documentary Netflix
The Incredible Jessica James MOVIE Trailer Rom-com Netflix
This Sundance-approved romantic comedy reunites star Jessica Williams with her People Places Things writer-director James C. Strouse. Williams plays a struggling playwright dealing with a recent break-up with her boyfriend (Lakeith Stanfield) and the possibility of new love with a divorcé (Chris O’Dowd).
  Lair of the Sawfish SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 10p
The Last Tycoon NEW Trailer Full 1st episode Drama Amazon
F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished novel is the source for this period drama set in 1930s Hollywood, where Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer battle for control of a major film studio. Lily Collins and Rosemarie DeWitt also star. The adaptation is written and directed by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games), and was originally developed for HBO, though that network passed on the project. Amazon shot a pilot and streamed it last summer, when critics mostly liked it.
Room 104 NEW Trailer Drama HBO 11:30p
New 12-episode anthology series from the Duplass brothers is set in a single motel room, where a different story (with a different set of characters and actors) takes place each week.
SAT / July 29
  The Kitty Kelley Files NEW Reality Reelz, 10p ET
  Love at the Shore MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
  Love Thy Neighbor Comedy OWN, 9p
SUN / July 30
  The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam Documentary Smithsonian, 9p
Rick and Morty Animation/Comedy Adult Swim, 11:30p
  Shark School With Michael Phelps SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 8p
  Teen Wolf Trailer Drama MTV, 8p
  Top Gear America Reality BBC America, 8p
  When Nature Calls NEW Reality Nat Geo Wild, 10p
  Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Reality Nat Geo, 10p
MON / July 31
  The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All SPECIAL Reality ABC 8p
  Dope Man SPECIAL Reality A&E, 10p
  House Hunters Family NEW Reality HGTV, 10p
  Intervention Reality A&E, 9p
  Princess Diana: Tragedy or Treason? SPECIAL Documentary TLC, 8p
  Siesta Key NEW Trailer Reality MTV, 10p

August premieres

TUE / August 1
  Chopped Grill Masters Reality competition Food, 10p
  Dance Moms Reality Lifetime, 9p
  Manhunt: Unabomber MINISERIES Drama Discovery, 9p
This eight-episode scripted series about the FBI's years-long search for "UNABOMer" suspect Ted Kaczynski stars Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Jane Lynch, Chris Noth, Mark Duplass, Keisha Castle-Hughes, and Michael Nouri. Greg Yaitanes (House, Quarry) directs and produces.
  Maz Jobrani: Immigrant SPECIAL Trailer Comedy Netflix
WED / August 2
  Baroness Von Sketch Show NEW Full episode (free) Comedy IFC, 10p
When it debuted in 2016 on Canada's CBC, this all-female sketch comedy series garnered a great deal of positive press, including from American publications which lamented that it couldn't be seen in the States. That changes this summer, when IFC will air both last year's first season as well as the brand-new second season.
  Darkness NEW Reality Discovery, 10p
  Ireland's Wild Coast SPECIAL Documentary PBS 8p
  The Lowe Files NEW Trailer Reality A&E, 10p
  RMD Garage NEW Reality Velocity, 9p
  Rustic Renovation NEW Reality DIY, 9p
The Sinner NEW Drama USA, 10p
The first season of this new anthology series is a crime thriller (based on the hit German novel by Petra Hammesfahr) about a young mother who commits a startling act of violence, and the investigator who works with her to figure out why she did it. Jessica Biel (appearing in her first regular TV role since 7th Heaven) and Bill Pullman star, while Antonio Campos (Christine) directs.
THU / August 3
  The Chris Gethard Show Trailer Comedy/Talk truTV, 11p ET
The cult hit talk show moves from Fusion to truTV for its third season, which will also find the show switching to an all-live format.
  Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team Reality CMT, 10p
The Guest Book NEW Trailer Comedy TBS, 10p
This anthology comedy series from Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) centers on a vacation home in a small mountain town, which will host different guests in each episode. Among the vacationers are Margo Martindale, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jenna Fischer, Danny Pudi, Kate Micucci, Lauren Lapkus, Michaela Watkins, Jaime Pressly, and Stockard Channing. The 10-episode series will also feature a regular supporting cast (playing town residents), including Kellie Martin, Garret Dillahunt, and Charlie Robinson. Back-to-back new episodes air tonight.
  I Love Kellie Pickler Reality CMT, 11p
  Nuts + Bolts NEW Reality Viceland, 10:30p
  What Would Diplo Do? NEW Trailer Comedy Viceland, 10p
Viceland's first scripted comedy series is set in the EDM scene and stars James Van Der Beek as a fictionalized version of Diplo.
FRI / August 4
Comrade Detecitve NEW Comedy Amazon
Amazon's new cop comedy is set in 1980s Romania, presented as if it is a long-lost Romanian series with performances by Romanian actors dubbed by a pretty impressive English-language cast led by Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and also featuring Jenny Slate, Jake Johnson, Chloë Sevigny, Jerrod Carmichael, Nick Offerman, Jason Mantzoukas, John Early, Fred Armisen, Kim Basinger, Mahershala Ali, Bobby Cannavale, Mark Duplass, and more.
Icarus MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Sports Netflix
Bryan Fogel's nonfiction thriller about the Russian doping scandal during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games received a mostly positive response at its Sundance premiere in January.
  Lost in Oz NEW Trailer Animation/Family Amazon
  Million Dollar Matchmaker Trailer Reality WE, 10p
  Treehouse Masters Reality Animal Planet, 9p
  Voltron: Legendary Defender Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
  We Day SPECIAL Special CBS 8p
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later MINISERIES Trailer Comedy Netflix
This second Netflix miniseries based on the cult hit movie is set in 1991 at a camp reunion. The massive returning cast (including Michael Ian Black, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Schwartzman, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Elizabeth Banks, to name just a few) is supplemented by newcomers like Adam Scott, Mark Feuerstein, and Alyssa Milano.
SAT / August 5
  George Lopez: The Wall, Live from Washington D.C. SPECIAL Comedy HBO 10p
  Pit Bulls & Parolees Reality Animal Planet, 9p
  Son of Sam: The Hunt for a Killer SPECIAL Documentary ID, 9p
SUN / August 6
  90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days NEW Reality TLC, 9p
  Chesapeake Shores Drama Hallmark, 9p
  Flying High with Phil Keoghan SPECIAL Reality Smithsonian, 8p
Life of Kylie NEW Reality E!, 9p
Ray Donovan Trailer Drama Showtime 9p
Susan Sarandon joins the cast for the show's fifth season. (Note that new episodes of Twin Peaks will move to 8p beginning tonight.)
  Sharknado 5: Global Swarming MOVIE Miscellaneous, shark-related Syfy, 8p
New guest stars include Charo, Olivia Newton-John, Clay Aiken, Margaret Cho, Tony Hawk, Greg Louganis, Gilbert Gottfried, Fabio (playing the Pope), and Bret Michaels.
MON / August 7
  Brillo Box (3¢ Off) MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO 10p
  Carspotting NEW Reality Discovery, 10p
  Escaping Polygamy Reality A&E, 10p
  Man v. Food Reality Travel, 9p
  Vera Drama Acorn TV
TUE / August 8
  Carpool Karaoke NEW Trailer Reality/Music Apple Music
First original series to air on Apple's paid streaming service is a spinoff from The Late Late Show With James Corden. Corden will appear in a handful of the 16 episodes, with various celebrities taking his seat during the remainder.
Difficult People Trailer Comedy Hulu
John Cho and Lucy Liu have recurring roles in season 3.
  Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trailer Reality/Sports HBO 10p
  The Last Shot NEW Reality Viceland, 10p
WED / August 9
  Growing Up Evancho SPECIAL Reality TLC, 10p
Mr. Mercedes NEW Trailer Drama DirecTV/AT&T, 8p
David E. Kelley adapts Stephen King's 2014 detective novel with a cast that includes Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch, and Mary Louise-Parker.
  The Story of Diana SPECIAL Documentary ABC 9p
Two-part, four-hour look at the life of the late Princess Diana concludes Thursday 8/10 at 9p.
Swedish Dicks NEW Trailer Comedy Pop, 8p
Peter Stormare and Johan Glans star in a scripted comedy series about a former stuntman and a Swedish DJ who team up to launch a detective agency. Keanu Reeves recurs, while other guests include Margaret Cho, Eric Roberts, Anthony LaPaglia, and Traci Lords.
  Wahlburgers Reality A&E, 9p
THU / August 10
  First in Human NEW Documentary Discovery, 9p
  Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Comedy NBC 9p
SNL spinoff featuring Colin Jost and Michael Che will run for at least four episodes.
FRI / August 11
Atypical NEW Trailer Comedy Netflix
Family comedy stars Jennifer Jason Leigh as the mother of an autistic teenager (Keir Gilchrist). The series comes from The Goldbergs producers Robia Rashid and Seth Gordon.
Naked MOVIE Trailer Rom-com Netflix
SUN / August 13
  Elvis Presley: Behind Closed Doors SPECIAL Documentary Reelz, 9p ET
Get Shorty NEW Trailer Drama/Comedy Epix, 10p
This extremely loose adaptation of Elmore Leonard's darkly comedic crime novel (previously made into a well-received 1995 movie) about a criminal who attempts to make it big in Hollywood stars Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd. Even if you are familiar with the film or the book, you will be surprised by the story of the TV show, which bears about as much resemblance to its predecessors as FX's Fargo does to its source (i.e., none other than basic setting and tone).
  Guy's Family Road Trip NEW Reality Food, 10p
  Teen Choice 2017 SPECIAL Special/Live event Fox 8p
MON / August 14
  Bachelor in Paradise Reality ABC 8p
  Hunting the KGB Killers MOVIE Documentary Acorn TV
  I Hart Food NEW Reality Food, 10p
  Rake Trailer Drama/Comedy Acorn TV
  The Real Housewives of Dallas Reality Bravo, 10p
TUE / August 15
  Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo SPECIAL Comedy Netflix
  Divided Game show GSN, 10p
  Greenleaf Drama OWN, 10p
  Growing Up Supermodel NEW Reality Lifetime, 10p
  Haunted Towns NEW Reality Dest. Amer., 10p
  Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Reality A&E, 9p
  The Murder of Laci Peterson NEW Trailer Reality A&E, 10p
  Tumble Leaf Trailer Animation/Family Amazon
WED / August 16
  '90s House NEW Reality VH1, tbd
  CMA Fest 2017 SPECIAL Music ABC 8p
Marlon NEW Comedy NBC 9p
Semi-autobiographical Marlon Wayans sitcom is the last of NBC's 2016-17 newcomers to premiere.
  Undressed NEW Reality MTV, 11p
THU / August 17
  Flipping Out Reality Bravo, 9p
  Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Comedy/Drama Bravo, 10p
  Project Runway Reality competition Lifetime, 8p
FRI / August 18
Marvel's The Defenders NEW Trailer Trailer2 Drama Netflix
  Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood! SPECIAL Comedy Showtime 9p
SAT / August 19
  The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway NEW Reality Oxygen, 9p
  Halt and Catch Fire Trailer Drama AMC 9p
Two-hour premiere kicks off the fourth and final season of the critically acclaimed period tech industry drama. Veep's Anna Chlumsky joins the cast.
  Marvel's Spider-Man NEW Animation Disney XD, 7a
  Wild West MINISERIES Documentary BBC America, 9p
SUN / August 20
  Dice Comedy Showtime 10:30p
  Endeavour Drama PBS 9p
  Episodes Trailer Comedy Showtime 10p
  The Great Food Truck Race Reality competition Food, 9p
  The Last Ship Drama TNT, 9p
  Survivor's Remorse Comedy Starz, 10p
  WAGS Miami Reality E!, 10p
MON / August 21
  The Good Karma Hospital NEW Trailer Drama Acorn TV
  NOVA: Eclipse Over America SPECIAL News/Science PBS 8p
WED / August 23
  Broad City Trailer Comedy Comedy Central 10:30p
  The Farthest: Voyager in SpaceSPECIAL Documentary/Science PBS 9p
  Shattered NEW Reality ID, 10p
  South Park Animation/Comedy Comedy Central 10p
THU / August 24
  Kiss of Death NEW Reality ID, 9p
  Party Boat MOVIE Trailer Comedy Crackle
  There’s… Johnny! NEW Trailer Comedy Seeso
Created by Paul Reiser (with his former Mad About You writer David Steven Simon) and directed in part by David Gordon Green (Red Oaks), this period comedy series follows a 19-year-old (Ian Nelson) who stumbles into a job on The Tonight Show in the 1970s, where Joy (Jane Levy) works as a talent coordinator.
  WAGS LA Reality E!, 9p
FRI / Aug 25
Death Note MOVIE Trailer Thriller Netflix
This Adam Wingard-directed film—a rare big-budget offering from Netflix, which spent an estimated $40-50 million—is a live-action, English-language take on the popular Japanese manga series about a high schooler who obtains a book that gives him the power to kill anyone, with the action relocated to Seattle. Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Lakeith Stanfield, Shea Whigham, and Willem Dafoe star.
Disjointed NEW Comedy Netflix
The latest sitcom from Chuck Lorre (co-created by former Daily Show writer David Javerbaum) stars Kathy Bates as the owner of a Los Angeles cannabis dispensary.
  Great Performances: La Traviata SPECIAL Music PBS 9p
The Tick NEW Trailer Full 1st episode Comedy Amazon
The second live-action comedy series (following Fox's short-lived but well-received 2001 effort) based on the cult comics of the same name stars Peter Serafinowicz (Look Around You, Guardians of the Galaxy) as the blue-suited hero. (The decently reviewed pilot, inexplicably, centers more on his sidekick Arthur, played by Griffin Newman.) Ben Edlund, who created the comics and the previous series, is also the creator and a producer of the Amazon series, joined by fellow producer Barry Sonnenfeld and director Wally Pfister (best known as Christopher Nolan's longtime cinematographer).
Whitney: Can I Be Me MOVIE Documentary/Music Showtime 9p
SUN / August 27
  2017 MTV Video Music Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event MTV, 8p
  Diana and the Paparazzi SPECIAL Documentary Smithsonian, 8p
  Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye SPECIAL Documentary Smithsonian, 9p
THU / August 31
  Guilty Rich NEW Reality ID, 10p

September premieres

FRI / September 1
  Narcos Trailer Drama Netflix
The third season will bring a major shift in the series, with Wagner Moura and Boyd Holbrook departing the show as it focuses on the continued rise of Colombia’s Cali cartel.
MON / September 4
  Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. MINISERIES Documentary A&E, 8p
All three parts air tonight.
TUE / September 5
  American Horror Story: Cult Drama/Horror FX 10p
A political-themed seventh season adds Lena Dunham, Billy Eichner, Billie Lourd, and Colton Haynes to returning players such as Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, and Mare Winningham.
  Below Deck Reality Bravo, 9p
  Grave Mysteries NEW Reality ID, 10p
WED / September 6
  Eric & Jessie Reality E!, 10p
  Vintage Rehab NEW Reality DIY, 9p
  You're the Worst Comedy FXX 10p
Season 4 kicks off with a one-hour premiere.
FRI / September 8
  American Masters: Tyrus SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
  BoJack Horseman Animation/Comedy Netflix
  EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live SPECIAL Live event ABCCBSNBCFox 8p
  Third Rail With Ozy News PBS 8:30p
SUN / September 10
  97th Miss America Competition SPECIAL Live event ABC 9p
The Deuce NEW Trailer Drama HBO 9p
The latest HBO drama series from David Simon (The Wire, Treme)—co-created with his frequent collaborator, novelist George Pelecanos—is set in midtown New York's porn industry during the late 1970s and early 1980s. James Franco (playing two characters based on real-life twins who were major players in the Times Square scene) and Maggie Gyllenhaal star, while the pilot is directed by Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad).
  Fear the Walking Dead Trailer Drama AMC 9p
The Orville NEW Trailer Comedy/Drama/Sci-fi Fox 8p
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's latest Fox series is a live-action homage to one of his favorite programs, Star Trek, complete with color-coded uniforms and an alien working among the bridge crew. The hourlong sci-fi dramedy is set 300 years in the future aboard a "mid-level" exploratory interstellar vessel named Orville. MacFarlane himself stars alongside Adrianne Palicki (as his first officer and ex-wife), Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, and Chad L. Coleman. Jon Favreau directs the pilot. Fox is giving the series a high-profile post-NFL launch on successive Sunday nights before moving the show to its normal Thursday 9p timeslot on September 28.
  Outlander Trailer Drama Starz, 8p
TUE / September 12
  The Mindy Project Comedy Hulu
WED / September 13
  Foreman MOVIE Documentary/Sports Epix, 8p
THU / September 14
  Better Things Comedy FX 10p
The critically acclaimed, Pamela Adlon-starring comedy returns for a second season that sees Adlon directing every one of the 10 episodes.
  Sklar Brothers: Hipster Ghosts SPECIAL Comedy Seeso
FRI / September 15
  Live From Lincoln Center: Ballet Hispanico SPECIAL Music PBS 9p
SAT / September 16
  2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards SPECIAL Special FXX 8p
Highlights from the technical awards handed out during last weekend's two-night ceremony.
SUN / September 17
  69th Primetime Emmy Awards SPECIAL Live event CBS 8p ET
Stephen Colbert hosts.
  Vice Principals Comedy HBO 10:30p
  The Vietnam War MINISERIES Trailer Documentary PBS 8p
The latest PBS documentary from Ken Burns is a 10-part, 18-hour examination of the Vietnam War. Episodes will air nightly at 8p from Sunday through Thursday both this week and next week.
TUE / September 19
  The Little Couple Reality TLC, 9p
THU / September 21
  Get Krackin NEW Comedy Seeso
FRI / September 22
  Fuller House Comedy Netflix
SUN / September 24
  60 Minutes Newsmagazine CBS 7p
Star Trek: Discovery NEW Trailer Sci-fi/Drama CBS 8:30p
The first new Star Trek series since Enterprise launched in 2001 gets a late start following a longer-than-planned production process that saw series co-creator Bryan Fuller depart as showrunner. The other co-creator, Alex Kurtzman (who was a writer on both J.J. Abrams-directed Trek films), remains on board as a producer, along with The Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer, while Trek newcomers Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts are running the show. Discovery is set about a decade before events in the original series (and will share at least one character—Spock's father Sarek, here played by James Frain), though the main focus will be the ship's first officer (The Walking Dead's Sonequa Martin-Green) rather than its captain (Jason Isaacs). The cast also includes Maulik Pancholy, Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, Rekha Sharma, Rainn Wilson, and Mary Wiseman. After tonight, the series will be exclusive to the CBS All Access streaming service, with seven additional new episodes (including a second new episode tonight) arriving weekly this fall, with the second half of the season launching in January. A Talking Trek aftershow also streams on All Access after each episode.
MON / September 25
  The Big Bang Theory Comedy CBS 8p
The Brave NEW Trailer Drama NBC 10p
This military procedural (from one of the producers of Showtime's Homeland) centers on an elite group of undercover Special Ops troops and the analysts at the Defense Intelligence Agency who lead them. Anne Heche and Mike Vogel star. The series comes from Dean Georgaris, a relative newcomer to TV who wrote the screenplay for the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate as well as a Lara Croft movie.
  Kevin Can Wait Comedy CBS 9p
Leah Remini, who appeared in the season 1 finale, joins the series as a regular for season 2, while season 1 co-star Erinn Hayes has been dropped from the cast.
Me, Myself & I NEW Trailer Comedy CBS 9:30p
This uniquely structured single-camera comedy focuses on one man's life in three different time periods. John Larroquette plays him as a 65-year-old (25 years in the future), Bobby Moynihan stars as the 40-year-old, present-day version, and youngster Jack Dylan Grazer will play him as a 14-year-old in scenes set in 1991. Dan Kopelman (Galavant, Malcolm in the Middle) is the creator of the series, which also stars Brian Unger, Jaleel White, and Mandell Maughan.
  Scorpion Drama CBS 10p
  The Voice Reality competition NBC 8p
Young Sheldon NEW Trailer Comedy CBS 8:30p
This spinoff from The Big Bang Theory centers on that show's Sheldon Cooper back when he was a 9-year-old child attending high school (not a typo) in East Texas. You obviously won't see Jim Parsons (who plays Cooper in the original series) in the prequel—Iain Armitage (Big Little Lies) plays the youngster—but you will hear him narrating the series. Annie Potts co-stars as Meemaw, while Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro are among the producers, and Jon Favreau directs tonight's opener. Special sneak preview tonight; the series returns on November 2 in its normal timeslot (Thursdays at 8:30p).
TUE / September 26
  Brooklyn Nine-Nine Comedy Fox 9:30p
  Bull Drama CBS 9p
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders NEW Trailer Drama NBC 10p
Dick Wolf's latest NBC series finds the producer venturing into the (apparently) still-hot true crime genre. This eight-episode series examines one of the most sensational 1990s criminal cases not involving a former NFL player: the trial of brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez for the murders of their parents. Edie Falco plays defense attorney Leslie Abramson, while other cast members include Julianne Nicholson, Josh Charles, Heather Graham, and Anthony Edwards. Law & Order vet Rene Balcer writes and serves as showrunner, and Lesli Linka Glatter (Mad Men, Twin Peaks) directs and produces. If ratings are good, consider this the first season in an ongoing anthology; if not, it's merely a miniseries.
  Lethal Weapon Drama Fox 8p
Blindspot's Michelle Hurd will leave that show to join Lethal Weapon in a recurring capacity in this second season.
  The Mick Comedy Fox 9p
  NCIS Drama CBS 8p
  NCIS: New Orleans Drama CBS 10p
  This Is Us Drama NBC 9p
WED / September 27
  Chicago P.D. Drama NBC 10p
  Criminal Minds Drama CBS 10p
  Empire Drama Fox 8p
Characters from both Empire and Star will appear on both shows for tonight's season premieres.
  Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Drama NBC 9p
SEAL Team NEW Trailer Drama CBS 9p
This relatively self-explanatory military procedural from Benjamin Cavell (Justified, Homeland, Sneaky Pete) focuses on a group of elite Navy SEALS during training, planning, and execution of high-stakes clandestine missions. David Boreanaz (replacing the originally cast Jim Caviezel) stars alongside Jessica Paré and Max Thieriot.
  Star Drama Fox 9p
  Survivor Reality competition CBS 8p
THU / September 28
  Chicago Fire Drama NBC 10p
  The Good Place Comedy NBC 8:30p
  Gotham Drama Fox 8p
  Great News Comedy NBC 9:30p
  NFL Thursday Night Football Sports/Live event CBS 8p ET
  The Orville Comedy/Drama/Sci-fi Fox 9p
Series moves to its regular timeslot.
  StartUp Drama Crackle
  Superstore Comedy NBC 8p
  Will & Grace Trailer Comedy NBC 9p
It went off the air in 2006 after eight seasons, 184 episodes, and 83 Emmy nominations, but NBC's groundbreaking sitcom Will & Grace is back for 12 new episodes, with the added possibility of future seasons to come if all goes well. The core cast of Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally return—as do series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan and director James Burrows.
FRI / September 29
  Anjelah Johnson: Mahalo & Goodnight SPECIAL Comedy Epix, 10p
  Blue Bloods Drama CBS 10p
  Dateline NBC Newsmagazine NBC 9p
  The Exorcist Drama/Horror Fox 9p
John Cho and Zuleikha Robinson join a mostly retooled cast for the second season, which follows a different possession.
  Hawaii Five-0 Drama CBS 9p
Longtime co-stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park will not be back for this eighth season.
  Hell's Kitchen Reality Fox 8p
  MacGyver Drama CBS 8p
Marvel's Inhumans NEW Trailer1 Trailer2 Drama ABC 8p
ABC's third Marvel series is not a spinoff from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (nor a replacement for the planned but delayed Inhumans feature film) but rather a separate series focusing on the super-powered Inhumans royal family. (Think of them as a Disney-owned version of the X-Men mutants.) Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) heads the cast as Black Bolt and Serinda Swan (Ballers) plays his wife Medusa, while Scott Buck (Dexter, Marvel's Iron Fist) serves as showrunner. The Hawaii-set series will get an unconventional (and unprecedented) rollout: tonight's double-episode opener will actually debut first on 1,000 IMAX screens, with a two-week run beginning September 1st. (Those big-screen episodes will actually be filmed entirely with IMAX cameras and be financed by IMAX.) But given fans' reactions to the two trailers unveiled so far (hint: not good), it may be hard for Marvel to fill those theaters.
SAT / September 30
  48 Hours Newsmagazine CBS 10p
  Versailles Trailer Drama Ovation, 10p ET

Later fall premieres

SUN / October 1
  Bob's Burgers Animation/Comedy Fox 7:30p
  Curb Your Enthusiasm Comedy HBO 10p
The Larry David comedy returns with its first new episodes since 2011.
  Family Guy Animation/Comedy Fox 9p
Ghosted NEW Trailer Comedy Fox 8:30p
From TV newcomer Tom Gormican (That Awkward Moment) comes a sort of comedic take on the X-Files formula—yes, on the same network that actually airs The X-Files. A skeptic (Craig Robinson) is paired with a brilliant true believer (Adam Scott) by a secret government agency to investigate paranormal activity in Los Angeles, uncovering a much larger, world-threatening mystery in the process. Ally Walker and Amber Stevens West (The Carmichael Show) also star. Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, Baskets) directs the pilot and is among the producers, as are Naomi Scott and Kevin Etten (Workaholics), with the latter serving as showrunner.
  The Last Man on Earth Comedy Fox 9:30p
  NCIS: Los Angeles Drama CBS 9:30p
  Poldark Drama PBS 9p
  The Simpsons Animation/Comedy Fox 8p
Wisdom of the Crowd NEW Trailer Drama CBS 8:30p
If you miss Person of Interest, then CBS has a new high-tech crime procedural for you. TV's Jeremy Piven stars in this adaptation of an Israeli series as a Bay Area tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter's murder, and finds out that it can be used to solve other crimes as well. (If we had to guess, we'd say it's able to solve an average of one crime per week, not including holidays.) Monica Potter and Richard T. Jones also star.
MON / October 2
9JKL NEW Trailer Comedy CBS 8:30p
Actor Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) is the creator (along with his wife Dana Klein) and star of this semi-autobiographical sitcom about a man who finds himself living in an apartment adjacent to one occupied by his parents (on one side) and another by his brother, sister-in-law, and their baby (on the other side). The multi-camera comedy also stars Linda Lavin, David Walton, Liza Lapira, Elliot Gould, and Matt Murray.
The Gifted NEW Trailer Drama Fox 9p
Fox is the latest network to jump on the Marvel bandwagon with this X-Men series from Burn Notice creator/showrunner Matt Nix. Amy Acker and Stephen Moyer star as suburban parents who discover that their children possess unusual powers and must go on the run to protect them from the government with the help of an underground network of mutants. Veteran X-Men film director Bryan Singer directs the pilot and serves as a producer.
  The Halcyon NEW Trailer Drama Ovation, 10p ET
New series is set in London during WWII.
  Lucifer Drama Fox 8p
TUE / October 3
  black-ish Comedy ABC 9p
  Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reality PBS 8p
WED / October 4
  The Blacklist Drama NBC 8p
  iHeartRadio Music Festival SPECIAL Music CW 8p
Concludes Thursday 10/5 at 8p.
  Nature Documentary/Nature PBS 8p
  NOVA Documentary/Nature PBS 9p
FRI / October 6
  Great Performances: Fifty Years - Ninety Miles: Havana Time MachineSPECIAL Music PBS 9p
  Once Upon a Time Drama/Fantasy ABC 8p
The series moves to a new timeslot and gets a major cast shake-up for its seventh season that centers on characters played by Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, and Colin O’Donoghue. New cast members include Gabrielle Anwar, Andrew J. West, and Alison Fernandez.
  Suburra NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
Netflix's first Italian original series is a crime thriller based on a real-life political scandal in that country, and comes from the same production company behind Gomorrah.
SAT / October 7
  Spielberg MOVIE Documentary HBO tbd
SUN / October 8
  Madam Secretary Drama CBS 10p
MON / October 9
Supergirl Drama CW 8p
Valor NEW Trailer Drama CW 9p
One of three patriotic military dramas ordered by various networks for the 2017-18 season, Valor is set at an Army base where an elite group of helicopter pilots are trained for clandestine missions. The serialized story, told partially through flashback, traces a failed clandestine mission in Somalia and a new plan to rescue the soldiers who were stranded there as a result. Matt Barr and Christina Ochoa star.
TUE / October 10
  DC's Legends of Tomorrow Drama CW 9p
  The Flash Drama CW 8p
WED / October 11
  Chance Drama Hulu
Dynasty NEW Trailer Drama CW 9p
Arguably the most successful of the '80s primetime soaps is rebooted for a new generation by Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. This modernized, more diverse saga about two of America's wealthiest families stars Grant Show, Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley, James Mackay, and Alan Dale.
  Riverdale Drama CW 8p
THU / October 12
  Arrow Drama CW 9p
  I Love You, America NEW Comedy/Talk Hulu
Sarah Silverman hosts a weekly topical series.
  Supernatural Drama CW 8p
FRI / October 13
  Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Musical/Dramedy CW 8p
  Great Performances: Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2 SPECIAL Music PBS 9p
  Jane the Virgin Dramedy CW 9p
Mindhunter NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
David Fincher's latest Netflix original series (following House of Cards) stars Holt McCallany and Jonathan Groff as FBI agents who solve murders with advice gleaned from interviews of imprisoned serial killers. The 1979-set series also stars Anna Torv, and is based on the real-life work of FBI veteran John Douglas, who served as the inspiration for the Jack Crawford character in the various Hannibal Lecter books as well as for Jason Gideon on Criminal Minds. Fincher directs the pilot, Charlize Theron is a producer, and Joe Penhall (The Road) writes the adaptation of Douglas's book.
SUN / October 15
  The Durrells in Corfu Drama PBS 8p
MON / October 16
  Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party Reality VH1, 10p
TUE / October 17
Loudermilk NEW Comedy DirecTV/AT&T, 8:30p
Peter Farrelly co-created and directs this 10-episode Audience Network original starring Ron Livingston as an extremely grumpy substance abuse counselor (and recovering alcoholic himself).
WED / October 18
  Freakish Comedy Hulu
FRI / October 20
  Great Performances: She Loves Me SPECIAL Musical PBS 9p
SAT / October 21
  Too Funny to Fail MOVIE Documentary Hulu
Hulu documentary examines the rise and fall of the short-lived TV series The Dana Carvey Show, which, in retrospect, boasted one of TV's greatest comedy casts/writing staffs of all time (including Louis C.K., Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Robert Smigel, and Charlie Kaufman).
SUN / October 22
  The Walking Dead Trailer Drama AMC 9p
FRI / October 27
  Blindspot Drama NBC 8p
Stranger Things Trailer Drama/Horror Netflix
MON / October 30
  American Masters: Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
  Kevin Can Wait Comedy CBS 8p
Moves to a new time
  Me, Myself & I NEW Comedy CBS 9p
Moves to a new time
  Superior Donuts Comedy CBS 9:30p
WED / November 1
  Stan Against Evil Trailer Comedy/Horror IFC, 10p
Back-to-back new episodes air tonight (and each week).
THU / November 2
  The Big Bang Theory Comedy CBS 8p
Moves from Monday nights.
  Life in Pieces Comedy CBS 9:30p
  Mom Comedy CBS 9p
S.W.A.T. NEW Trailer Drama CBS 10p
This reboot of Aaron Spelling's mid-1970s L.A. cop drama—remembered, if at all, for its theme music—is based more on the middling 2003 feature film adaptation, though it probably will share little with either previous incarnation aside from some character names. The good news is that this new series comes from The Shield creator Shawn Ryan (along with CSI:NY and Southland writer Aaron Rahsaan Thomas), while Justin Lin (Fast Five) directs tonight's pilot and also serves as a producer. Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) heads a cast that also includes Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Stephanie Sigman, and Kenny Johnson.
Young Sheldon NEW Trailer Comedy CBS 8:30p
This spinoff from The Big Bang Theory, which premiered back in September, returns in its new regular timeslot.
FRI / November 3
  Great Performances: Present Laughter SPECIAL Comedy PBS 9p
MON / November 6
  Independent Lens Documentary PBS 10p
SAT / November 11
  Obey Giant MOVIE Documentary Hulu
Hulu documentary profiles street artist Shepard Fairey.
TUE / November 14
  Future Man NEW Comedy/Sci-fi Hulu
Directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Hulu's new comedy series follows a janitor (Josh Hutcherson) who suddenly finds himself charged with the task of traveling through time to save the human race. Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson, Haley Joel Osment, Keith David, Glenne Headly, and Ed Begley Jr. also star.
WED / November 15
  Beyond a Year in Space SPECIAL Documentary/Science PBS 9p
FRI / November 17
  Great Performances: Prince of Broadway - A Tribute to Harold Prince SPECIAL Music PBS 9p
MON / November 20
  David Letterman: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize SPECIAL Special/Comedy PBS 8p
TUE / November 21
  Marvel's Runaways NEW Drama Hulu
Adapted from the comics by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, Hulu's first Marvel series comes from Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and centers on six diverse teenagers who unite around a common foe: their parents.
THU / November 23
  Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars MOVIE Drama/Family PBS 8p
  She's Gotta Have It NEW Trailer Comedy Netflix
Spike Lee's first TV series is a present-day update of his first movie: 1986's She's Gotta Have It. Lee directs all 10 episodes, which revolve around a Brooklyn-based artist (DeWanda Wise) and her three suitors.
FRI / November 24
  Great Performances: Holiday Inn SPECIAL Musical PBS 9p
WED / November 29
  Vikings Trailer Drama History, 9p
FRI / December 1
  East Los High SPECIAL Drama Hulu
Finale special wraps up the storylines of the recently canceled Hulu original series.
WED / December 6
  Shut Eye Drama Hulu
SUN / December 17
  Last Tango in Halifax SPECIAL Drama PBS 8p
Two-part holiday special concludes December 24.
FRI / December 22
Bright MOVIE Trailer Action/Fantasy Netflix
Netflix's most expensive original feature to date is a $90 million effects-driven action film starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as cops in an alternate present-day world where fantasy creatures like elves, fairies, and orcs co-exist with humans. David Ayer (Suicide Squad) directs from a script by Max Landis (Chronicle).
MON / December 25
  Call the Midwife SPECIAL Drama PBS 9p
New holiday special episode.
FRI / December 29
  American Masters: Bob Hope SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p

2018 premieres

SUN / January 7, 2018
  75th Annual Golden Globe Awards SPECIAL Live event NBC tbd
SUN / January 21
  24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards SPECIAL Live event TBS/TNT, 8p ET
SUN / January 28
  60th Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 7:30p ET
James Corden returns as host.
SUN / February 4
  Super Bowl LII SPECIAL Sports/Live event NBC tbd
WED / February 7
  Rolling Stone 50 SPECIAL Special/Music ABC 8p
Three-hour celebration of the 50th anniversary of Rolling Stone magazine blends short films, musical performances, and more.
FRI / February 9
  XXIII Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony SPECIAL Live event NBC tbd
SUN / March 4
  90th Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd
Jimmy Kimmel returns as host.
SUN / March 11
  iHeartRadio Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music TBS/TNT/truTV, 8p ET
SUN / April 1
  Jesus Christ Superstar Live! SPECIAL Musical NBC tbd
FRI / April 20
Game Over, Man! MOVIE Trailer Comedy Netflix

2019 premieres

SUN / February 24, 2019
  91st Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd

2020 premieres

SUN / February 23, 2020
  92nd Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd

2021 premieres

SUN / February 28, 2021
  93rd Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd

 

 

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Comments (152)

  • MediaMike  

    Looks like the date here might be wrong for The Dude Perfect Show. It's listed as 7/22, but wikipedia has it as 7/16. Can this be confirmed? Thanks.

  • MediaMike  

    Why does Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood have an entry for both 7/17 (without a colon) & 7/24? Per other sources (wikipedia, vh1.com), it appears that 7/24 is the correct date.

  • sevendays  

    WAGS Miami doesn't start until 8/20.

  • bucksfan024  

    Hey, just a heads up but some of your listings are out of order near the end (Startup, MIndhunter and Stranger Things). Doesn't matter that much, just thought you would like to know.

  • PD001  

    To Tell The Truth (ABC 6/21)

  • bldr2020  

    Did Drop the Mic get cancelled or bump its premiere date? I can find it on my guide and it's not on the TBS website as up and coming, but it's listed above as premiering tonight.

  • cameronan8168  

    Ray Donovan 8/6/17

  • Humane  

    Any ETA on The Strain?

  • jahjahbinks420  

    letting you guys know that Wynonna Earp is out this saturday April 15th !!!!

  • sevendays  

    I can't thank you enough for maintaining this site. If you would ever consider adding a field for "Date Added" I would be so grateful as it would make it easier to pick out the shows which have been added since the last visit.

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