2019 Fall TV Premiere Calendar

  • Publish Date: August 12, 2019
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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 October 22

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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October premieres - View our October TV Preview

TUE / October 22
  The Douglas Dynasty: Fame, Addiction and Finding Home SPECIAL Talk ABC 10p
  Fixer to Fabulous NEW Reality HGTV, 9p
  Jenny Slate: Stage Fright SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Netflix
The Misery Index NEW Trailer Game show TBS, 10p
The Good Place's Jameela Jamil joins with the cast of truTV's Impractical Jokers for a comedic game show that rewards people for being stuck in a series of misery-inducing scenarios.
  Truth About Murder With Sunny Hostin NEW Reality ID, 10p
WED / October 23
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner NEW Trailer Reality Netflix
Celebrity chef David Chang follows his Netflix series Ugly Delicious with a new travel and food series that finds him exploring the cuisines of cities around the globe with celebrity guests.
Castle Rock Trailer Drama/Horror Hulu
Lizzy Caplan and Tim Robbins head the cast for the second season.
The Cry MINISERIES Drama Sundance, 11p
Jenna Coleman and Ewen Leslie star as new parents who find themselves in the middle of an unthinkable tragedy in an adaptation of Helen FitzGerald's novel. The four-part BBC-produced series was previously available as a Sundance Now streaming exclusive last year.
  Dancing With the Birds MOVIE Trailer Documentary Netflix
  Harry & Meghan: An African Journey SPECIAL Talk/News-ish ABC 10p
  Life From Above NEW Trailer Documentary PBS 10p
The Oval NEW Drama BET, 9p
Sistas NEW Drama BET, 10p
THU / October 24
Daybreak NEW Trailer Drama/Comedy/Horror Netflix
It's yet another zombie apocalypse series, but this one has a humorous tone and a high school setting—though the particular high school here has turned into something out of Mad Max. The adaptation of Brian Ralph's graphic novel comes from writer Aron Eli Coleite (Heroes, Star Trek: Discovery) and director Brad Peyton, while Colin Ford (Supernatural) and Matthew Broderick head the cast.
  Kindred Spirits MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  Saudi Women's Driving School MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO 9p
  Will & Grace Trailer Comedy NBC 9:30p
FRI / October 25
BoJack Horseman Trailer Animation/Comedy Netflix
  Brigada Costa del Sol NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Brotherhood (Irmandade) NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Designed to Kill MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  Greenhouse Academy Family/Drama Netflix
  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Halloween Special SPECIAL Animation/Family Prime Video
  It Takes a Lunatic MOVIE Documentary Netflix
  Just Add Magic: New Protectors SPECIAL Family Prime Video
The Kominsky Method Trailer Comedy Netflix
Jane Seymour and Paul Reiser guest during this second season.
  A Merry Christmas Match MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Monzon NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Nailed It! France NEW Foreign/Reality competition Netflix
  Nailed It! Spain NEW Foreign/Reality competition Netflix
  Prank Encounters NEW Trailer Reality/Comedy Netflix
  Rattlesnake MOVIE Drama Netflix
  Sweet Mountain Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Zomboat! NEW Trailer Horror/Comedy Hulu
SAT / October 26
  Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Destination Fear NEW Reality Travel, 10p
  OWN Spotlight: Oprah At Home with Lupita Nyong'o and Cynthia Erivo SPECIAL Talk OWN, 8p
  The Road Home for Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
SUN / October 27
  Killer Siblings NEW Reality Oxygen, 7p
Mrs. Fletcher MINISERIES Trailer Comedy HBO 10:30p
Tom Perrotta adapts his own best-selling novel into a comedic, seven-episode HBO miniseries that finds two people exploring their newfound personal freedom: a 40-something single mother (Kathryn Hahn) dealing with an empty home for the first time, and her son (Jackson White), who enters his freshman year of college. Nicole Holofcener directs tonight's opener, while subsequent episodes all feature women directors (including Carrie Brownstein and Gillian Robespierre) as well.
  No Time Like Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
Silicon Valley Trailer Comedy HBO 10p
MON / October 28
  A 3 Minute Hug MOVIE Trailer Documentary Netflix
  Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House SPECIAL Drama Acorn TV
  The Best Thing I Ever Ate Reality Cooking, 9p
  Little Miss Sumo MOVIE Trailer Documentary short Netflix
TUE / October 29
  Any One of Us MOVIE Documentary HBO 9p
  Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Netflix
WED / October 30
  Baroness von Sketch Show Trailer Comedy IFC, midnight
  The Bronx, USA MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO 9p
  Flavorful Origins: Yunnan Cuisine Reality Netflix
  World's Biggest Ghost Hunt: Pennhurst Asylum SPECIAL Trailer Reality A&E, 8p
THU / October 31
  Ghost Adventures: Curse of the Harrisville Farmhouse SPECIAL Reality Travel, 9p
  Kengan Ashura Anime Netflix
  Nowhere Man NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  A Nostalgic Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p

November premieres

FRI / November 1
  America’s Most Musical Family NEW Trailer Reality competition Nickelodeon, 7p
American Son MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
Netflix's film adaptation of the play of the same name by Christopher Demos-Brown features the recent Broadway cast, including Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan, and Eugene Lee. Each of their characters provides a distinct view into a story involving a mother's search for her missing teenage son in Florida.
Atypical Trailer Comedy Netflix
  Celeste Barber: Challenge Accepted SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Showtime 9p
  CMT's Nashville Squares NEW Game show CMT, 8p
Dickinson NEW Trailer Comedy Apple TV+
It is launch day for Apple's new streaming service, and that means the debut of four new original series (not including a few additional children's shows). The first, alphabetically, is this period comedy series with a modern sensibility starring Hailee Steinfeld as 19th century writer Emily Dickinson. Created by Alena Smith (a writer on The Newsroom and The Affair), the series is produced by David Gordon Green (who also directs) and also stars Jane Krakowski and Toby Huss. How modern is it? Wiz Khalifa plays Death in one episode. (Also on board: John Mulaney, who plays Henry David Thoreau.) Production on a second season is already underway.
The Elephant Queen MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Nature/Family Apple TV+
  Fire in Paradise MOVIE Trailer Documentary Netflix
For All Mankind NEW Trailer Sci-fi/Drama Apple TV+
The latest sci-fi series from Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) is set in an alternate history Cold War world in which the Soviet Union lands a man on the moon before the United States, prolonging the space race between the two superpowers. Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, and Sarah Jones head the cast. Apple has already ordered a second season.
Ghostwriter NEW Trailer Family Apple TV+
Reboot of the PBS children's series which last aired in 1995.
  Hache NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
Helpsters NEW Trailer Family Apple TV+
New pre-school series from the producers of Sesame Street.
  Holiday in the Wild MOVIE Trailer Rom-com Netflix
Kristin Davis and Rob Lowe rescue baby elephants in Zambia. Also: It's Christmas?
  Into the Dark: Pilgrim Trailer Horror Hulu
  The Man Without Gravity MOVIE Trailer Foreign/ComedyDrama/Sci-fi Netflix
The Morning Show NEW Trailer Drama Apple TV+
Apple may have money to burn, but did it just buy another Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip? The highest-profile title of Apple's new slate of originals—which received a two-season, 20-episode order for a whopping price tag of $300 million following a bidding war with multiple networks—is set in the cutthroat world of a network TV morning show newsroom. At least there are some big names to show for that money. Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell (who will depart after season 1), and Reese Witherspoon head an impressive cast that also features Mark Duplass, Billy Crudup, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bel Powley, and Nestor Carbonell. But production got off to an inauspicious start when original showrunner Jay Carson was replaced early on due to creative differences. Now running the show is Kerry Ehrin (Bates Motel), while Mimi Leder directs and also produces. The series is partially based on CNN reporter Brian Stelter’s book Top of the Morning.
Oprah's Book Club NEW Talk Apple TV+
Oprah Winfrey's new Apple series finds her in coversation with an author once every two months, giving you ample time to read each book. (No excuses.) Up first: Ta-Nehisi Coates and The Water Dancer.
  Queer Eye: We're in Japan! Reality Netflix
Four-episode mini-season is set in Tokyo.
See NEW Trailer Sci-fi/Drama Apple TV+
The fourth series ordered by Apple for its new streaming service is an original concept from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, who teams with director Francis Lawrence (best known for the last three films in The Hunger Games series). Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard head the cast for a series set many centuries in the future, when humans have lost the ability to see and have developed new ways to interact and survive. But that world threatens to change when twins are born with the power of sight. Like The Morning Show, it's another spendy series for Apple, with the per-episode pricetag reportedly topping $15 million. (For any other network, that would amount to a huge risk; for Apple, well, they've probably made all that money back in the time it took you to read this sentence.) A second season has already been ordered.
Snoopy in Space NEW Trailer Animation/Family Apple TV+
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Trailer Drama Prime Video
  Two Turtle Doves MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  We Are the Wave NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Your Family or Your Life MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
SAT / November 2
  Christmas Reservations MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Daniel Sloss: X SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special HBO 10p
  Merry & Bright MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
SUN / November 3
  90 Day Fiancé Reality TLC, 8p
  2019 MTV EMAs SPECIAL Live event MTV, 9p ET
  Always and Forever Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Christmas Scavenger Hunt MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Hot Properties: San Diego NEW Reality HGTV, 10p
  The Life of Earth SPECIAL Documentary Smithsonian, 9p
  The Real Housewives of Atlanta Reality Bravo, 8p
  Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge Reality competition Food, 9p
MON / November 4
  Christmas Cookie Challenge Reality competition Food, 11p
His Dark Materials NEW Trailer Drama/Fantasy HBO 9p
Will HBO's latest fantasy series fill the Iron Throne-shaped hole in your TV heart? A co-production with the BBC that has already been renewed for a second season, His Dark Materials marks the second major attempt to adapt Philip Pullman's fantasy book trilogy known for its exploration of weighty themes (including, controversially, religion) and talking animal daemons, following a poorly received 2007 feature film, The Golden Compass. That same book (along with a bit of material from Pullman's recently launched prequel trilogy The Book of Dust) serves as the underlying story for this ambitious eight-episode first season, which comes from Jack Thorne (The Fades, This Is England) and director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Cats). Dafne Keen (Logan), Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Clarke Peters head the cast.
  Holiday Baking Championship Reality competition Food, 9p
  Holiday Baking Championship: Sweet Revenge SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 10p
  People Magazine Investigates Reality ID, 10p
TUE / November 5
  Botched Reality E!, 10p
The End of the F***ing World Comedy/Drama Netflix
  Famously Afraid NEW Reality Travel, 10p
The Little Mermaid Live! SPECIAL Trailer Musical/Animation ABC 8p
Scenes from the Disney animated classic will be interspersed with live staged musical performances (drawing on the Broadway adaptation) by Auli'i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, and Shaggy.
  The Profit Reality CNBC, 10p
  Running Wild With Bear Grylls Reality Nat Geo, 10p
Series moves from NBC to Nat Geo for its 5th season.
  She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Trailer Animation Netflix
  Tune in for Love MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
WED / November 6
The Apollo MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO 9p
  Back in the Game NEW Reality CNBC, 10p ET
THU / November 7
  A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  The Carbonaro Effect Reality/Comedy truTV, 10p
FRI / November 8
  Gold Rush: White Water Reality Discovery, 10p
  The Great British Baking Show: Holidays SPECIAL Reality competition Netflix
Green Eggs and Ham NEW Animation/Family Netflix
The classic Dr. Seuss children's book is somehow now a 13-episode series (perhaps it's one page per episode?) with an all-star voice cast that includes Adam Devine, John Turturro, Michael Douglas, Tracy Morgan, Keegan-Michael Key, Diane Keaton, Daveed Diggs, Ilana Glazer, Jeffrey Wright, Jillian Bell, and Eddie Izzard.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series NEW The trailer: the hyperlink Comedy/Drama ABC/Disney/Freeform, 8p
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Blurb: Disney's new streaming series is a spinoff from its hugely successful TV movie franchise that follows a group of high school students preparing for their school's inaugural stage production of High School Musical. New episodes stream weekly on the new Disney+ streaming service (beginning on November 12) following a special premiere tonight on the three broadcast and cable networks.
  Holiday for Heroes MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks Trailer Comedy truTV, 11p
  Let It Snow MOVIE Trailer Rom-com/Family Netflix
  Was I Really Kidnapped? MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
SAT / November 9
  Amish Abduction MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  A Christmas Duet MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Radio Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration SPECIAL Family HBO 7p
SUN / November 10
  2019 E! People's Choice Awards SPECIAL Special E!, 9p
Back to Life NEW Trailer Comedy Showtime 9p
Daisy Haggard co-writes and stars in this six-episode British series as an ex-con adjusting to life on the outside after completing an 18-year prison sentence. The darkly comedic series earned great reviews when it aired on BBC3 earlier this year.
Dublin Murders NEW Drama Starz, 8p
  Lost Secrets NEW Reality Travel, 11p
  Memphis Belle in Color SPECIAL Documentary Smithsonian, 9p
  The Mistletoe Secret MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
Rick and Morty Trailer Animation/Comedy Adult Swim, 11:30p
Only five episodes will air this fall, with another five due sometime in 2020.
Shameless Trailer Comedy/Drama Showtime 8p
  A Sweet Christmas Romance MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Unexplained and Unexplored NEW Reality Science, 10p
  Worst Cooks in America: Thanksgiving Redemption Reality competition Food, 10p
MON / November 11
  Battle of Midway: The True Story SPECIAL Documentary Smithsonian, 8p
  The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Music YouTube
  Good Karma Hospital Drama Acorn TV
  Holiday Baking Championship: Holiday Survival Guide SPECIAL Reality Food, 11p
  Thanksgiving Grubdown SPECIAL Reality Cooking, 9p ET
TUE / November 12
  Ambitions Drama OWN, 10p
  Encore! NEW Trailer Reality Disney+
This spinoff of the 2017 ABC special of the same name returns host Kristen Bell, who reunites (now adult) former high school classmates to re-stage musicals that they performed many years ago while students.
Forky Asks a Question NEW Animation/Family Disney+
Pixar's first series for the Disney+ streaming service features Forky, the Tony Hale-voiced character (who is technically a spork) introduced in Toy Story 4.
  High School Musical: The Musical: The Series NEW Comedy/Drama Disney+
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Blurb: Disney's new streaming series is a spinoff from its hugely successful TV movie franchise that follows a group of high school students preparing for their school's inaugural stage production of High School Musical. It has already been renewed for a 2nd season.
  The Imagineering Story NEW Trailer Documentary Disney+
  Kings of Pain NEW Reality History, 10p
Lady and the Tramp MOVIE Trailer Comedy/Drama/Adventure Disney+
Disney's latest "live-action" remake (using real talking dogs, presumably) is exclusive to the new Disney+ streaming service and features a screenplay by mumblecore master Andrew Bujalski. Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Thomas Mann, Janelle Monáe, Kiersey Clemons, and Ashley Jensen star.
The Mandalorian NEW Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Disney+
The first-ever live-action series set in the Star Wars universe comes from Jon Favreau, though he won't direct any of the first season's eight episodes. (Instead, directors include Taika Waititi, Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, and Bryce Dallas Howard.) Narcos star Pedro Pascal plays the titular character, a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy sometime during the gap between the sixth and seventh Star Wars films. Joining him in the cast are Nick Nolte, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, and ever-cheerful filmmaker Werner Herzog (who plays a villain, naturally). Expect a more character-driven, smaller-scope approach rather than constant action and expensive special effects—and prior knowledge of Star Wars is not a prerequisite to following the story. New episodes stream weekly.
Marvel's Hero Project NEW Trailer Reality Disney+
Yes, the new Disney+ streaming service will eventually have both live-action and animated shows featuring Marvel characters. This is not one of them. Instead, the network's first Marvel-branded series profiles young, real-world "heroes" who have made a positive impact on their community.
Noelle MOVIE Trailer Comedy/Fantasy/Family Disney+
Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Billy Eichner, Shirley MacLaine, and Julie Hagerty star in this Disney+ exclusive holiday movie directed by Marc Lawrence.
  Very Ralph MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO tbd
The World According to Jeff Goldblum NEW Trailer Reality Disney+
WED / November 13
  53rd Annual CMA Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC 8p
Carrie Underwood hosts.
The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park MINISERIES Documentary Sundance/AMC, 9p
Five-part true-crime series rexamining the 1986 murder of Jennifer Levin airs on three consecutive nights on both networks.
THU / November 14
  A Christmas Miracle MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Floribama Shore Reality MTV, 8p
  Thanksgiving Pie Fight SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 9p
FRI / November 15
  Christmas a la Mode MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  A Daughter's Plan to Kill MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
Dollface NEW Trailer Comedy Hulu
Kat Dennings plays a woman attempting to reconnect with her female friends after getting dumped by a longtime boyfriend in a comedy series that also stars Shay Mitchell, Esther Povitsky, and Brenda Song. All 10 episodes stream today.
Earthquake Bird MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller Netflix
  A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  I'm With the Band: Nasty Cherry NEW Trailer Reality/Music Netflix
Six-part series follows the Charli XCX-formed, all-female pop band Nasty Cherry.
Klaus MOVIE Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman, Joan Cusack, Norm Macdonald, and Will Sasso head the voice cast of this Netflix animated holiday film.
The Man in the High Castle Trailer Sci-fi/Drama Prime Video
  One Fine Christmas MOVIE Drama OWN, 9p
SAT / November 16
  Christmas in Louisiana MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Double Holiday MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  My Sister's Deadly Secret MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  Sesame Street Family HBO 9a
SUN / November 17
  America in Color Documentary Smithsonian, 8p
  Britain in Color NEW Documentary Smithsonian, 9p
  The Christmas Club MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
The Crown Trailer Drama Netflix
The third season of the Netflix drama series spans the years 1964-77 (covering both terms of Prime Minister Howard Wilson) and finds Oscar winner Olivia Colman taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy. Tobias Menzies similarly assumes the role of Prince Philip from Matt Smith, while Princess Margaret is now played by Helena Bonham Carter. Ben Daniels and Emerald Fennell also join the cast.
  Good Eats: Thanksgiving Special SPECIAL Reality Food, 8p
  Macy's Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 10p
  Random Acts of Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
Ray Donovan Trailer Drama Showtime 8p
  Write Before Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
MON / November 18
  Blind Date NEW Reality Bravo, 11:30p
Reboot of the dating series that first launched in 1999.
WED / November 20
  Democratic Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event MSNBC, tbd
In a special holiday episode, the candidates learn the true meaning of Christmas.
  Mad About You MINISERIES Trailer Comedy Spectrum
This limited series revival of the NBC sitcom (which last aired in 1999) finds Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt reprising their roles as the Buchmans. Spectrum cable subscribers can catch the first six episodes today on demand, with the remaining six arriving on December 18. Everyone else can pretend this doesn't exist.
THU / November 21
  Cheat NEW Trailer Drama Sundance Now
  The Knight Before Christmas MOVIE Rom-com Netflix
Self-explanatory holiday movie (obviously, it's about a time-traveling medieval knight who falls in love with a high school teacher in 2019 Ohio) stars Emmanuelle Chriqui, Vanessa Hudgens, and Josh Whitehouse.
  Mortel NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama/Fantasy Netflix
No Activity Comedy CBS All Access
  Our Christmas Love Song MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
FRI / November 22
  The Accident NEW Drama Hulu
Four-episode drama dealing with a tragic event in Wales comes from the team behind National Treasure and Kiri (and may in fact be listed in some places as a third season of National Treasure). Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) and Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen) star.
  Carole's Christmas MOVIE Drama OWN, 9p
  Christmas Under the Stars MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  The Dragon Prince Animation Netflix
  The Feed NEW Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Prime Video
Ten-episode adaptation of Nick Clark Windo's novel is set in a near future where high-tech implants allow human brains to have direct connections to the internet. David Thewlis, Guy Burnet, Nina Toussaint-White, and Michelle Fairley star.
  Guy's Thanksgiving Hotline SPECIAL Reality/Live event Food, 9p ET
  Holly Hobbie Family Hulu
  The Magical Christmas Shoes MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Nailed It! Holiday! SPECIAL Reality competition Netflix
  Ready for War MOVIE Trailer Documentary Showtime 9p
SAT / November 23
  My Husband's Secret Twin MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  Picture a Perfect Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Turkey Drop MOVIE Drama Freeform, 9p
Sadly, it's not an adaptation of the classic WKRP episode, but it is a holiday movie starring Cheryl Hines and Olivia Holt.
  Twinkle All the Way MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
SUN / November 24
  2019 American Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music ABC 8p
  Christmas 9 to 5 MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Garth Brooks: The Road I'm On SPECIAL Documentary A&E, 9p
  Slow Burn NEW Reality Epix, 10p
MON / November 25
  Check Inn to Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  College Behind Bars MINISERIES Trailer Documentary PBS 9p
Lynn Novick directs a four-part look at convicts attempting to earn college degrees while in prison. Two episodes air tonight, and the remaining two air tomorrow at 9p.
TUE / November 26
  Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry SPECIAL Music NBC 9p
  A Gift to Remember 2 MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season MOVIE Documentary/Sports HBO 10p
  Mike Birbiglia: The New One SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
  Super Monsters Save Christmas SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
  True: Winter Wishes SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
WED / November 27
  The Great Food Truck Race: Holiday Hustle Reality competition Food, 10p
  Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  A Very Vintage Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
THU / November 28
  A Christmas Wish MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Holiday Rush MOVIE Drama Netflix
  Merry Happy Whatever NEW Comedy Netflix
Dennis Quaid heads the cast of this eight-episode, Christmas-themed family comedy series (which could return for future seasons based on different holidays) from Tucker Cawley (Everybody Loves Raymond).
  Santa's Baking Blizzard NEW Reality competition Food, 9p
Servant NEW Drama Applet TV+
A couple (Toby Kebbell, Lauren Ambrose) replace their dead newborn baby with a creepy lifelike doll in this Apple original series from producer M. Night Shyamalan. Rupert Grint and Nell Tiger Free also star.
  Write Before Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
FRI / November 29
  Baking Christmas MOVIE Drama OWN, 9p
  Christmas at the Plaza MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  The Christmas Wish MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
Harley Quinn NEW Trailer Animation DC Universe
Kaley Cuoco heads the voice cast of the streaming service's latest original series.
  Staging Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Sugar Rush Christmas SPECIAL Reality competition Netflix
SAT / November 30
  Christmas in Rome MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Merry Liddle Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p

December premieres

SUN / December 1
  Brain Games Reality Nat Geo, tbd
Keegan-Michael Key hosts a celebrity-filled, eight-episode revival of the Nat Geo series.
  Christmas Town MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Holiday Gingerbread Showdown Reality competition Food, 10p
  Holiday Wars NEW Reality competition Food, 9p
  You Light Up My Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
Fun fact: There may be 472 new Christmas movies airing this year, but this is the only one featuring the surviving original cast of The Facts of Life.
MON / December 2
  Making It Reality competition NBC 10p
A holiday-themed second season will air nightly this week from Monday-Thursday and next week from Monday-Wednesday.
  Team Kaylie Family/Comedy Netflix
TUE / December 3
  24/7: Kelly Slater SPECIAL Documentary/Sports HBO 9p
  How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming SPECIAL Animation/Family NBC 8:30p
  One Day at Disney NEW Trailer Reality Disney+
A mostly short-form, 52-episode series (though today's debut is feature-length) goes behind the scenes to focus on creative talent at the Walt Disney Company.
WED / December 4
  The Moodys MINISERIES Comedy Fox 9p
This six-episode adaptation of the Australian comedy miniseries A Moody Christmas follows the holiday gathering of a dysfunctional Chicago family. Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins head a cast that also includes Jay Baruchel, Francois Arnaud, and Chelsea Frei.. If successful, The Moodys and its cast could return with additional installments in the future that focus on other family events (think weddings, funerals, family vacations, etc.). Two episodes air back-to-back tonight, with the remaining four airing next Monday and Tuesday.
Toast of London Comedy IFC, midnight
The acclaimed British comedy series starring Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows) as an eccentric stage actor makes its American debut on IFC, which will air all three six-episode seasons (and, conceivably, the fourth season, should it ever arrive).
Vikings Trailer Drama History, 9p
THU / December 5
  A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby MOVIE Rom-com Netflix
  Project Runway Reality competition Bravo, 9:30p
Tell Me a Story Trailer Drama CBS All Access
The season 2 cast includes Carrie-Anne Moss, Paul Wesley, Odette Annable, and Matt Lauria, who feature in this season's takes on fairy tales such as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty.
  This Time of Year MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
FRI / December 6
  Bill Burr Presents Jessica Kirson: Talking to Myself SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Comedy Central Midnight
  Magic for Humans [Holiday special] SPECIAL Reality/Comedy Netflix
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Trailer Comedy/Drama Prime Video
Reprisal NEW Trailer Drama Hulu
Abigail Spencer (Timeless) plays a woman seeking revenge after being left for dead in this "hyper-noir" thriller from Josh Corbin (StartUp). All 10 episodes stream today.
  Spirit Riding Free: The Spirit of Christmas SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
  A Storybook Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Time for You to Come Home for Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Truth Be Told NEW Trailer Drama Apple TV+
Apple's 10-episode thriller is an adaptation of Kathleen Barber's true-crime novel Are You Sleeping from Justified writer Nichelle Tramble Spellman. Reese Witherspoon is among the producers, while Serial host Sarah Koenig serves as a consultant on the series, which finds Octavia Spencer playing the host of a popular true-crime podcast who investigates the murder of the father of twin daughters (Lizzy Caplan in a dual role) and the man who may have been wrongfully convicted of the crime (Aaron Paul). Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Annabella Sciorra, and Ron Cephas Jones also star.
SAT / December 7
  A Christmas Love Story [Hallmark Hall of Fame] MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Christmas Unleashed MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  He's Out to Get You MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  Mistletoe & Menorahs MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 6p
SUN / December 8
  AFV: America, This Is You! SPECIAL Reality ABC 8p
You're the red, white and blue.
  Christmas at Dollywood MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Grounded for Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Kids Baking Championship: North Pole Edition Reality competition Food, 8p
The L Word: Generation Q NEW Trailer Drama Showtime 10p
Follow-up to the 2004-09 drama series The L Word returns cast members Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey, who are joined by new characters played by Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Rosanny Zayas, and more.
Work in Progress NEW Comedy Showtime 11p
This eight-episode comedy series comes from Chicago comedians Abby McEnany and Tim Mason and director Lilly Wachowski (here serving as co-writer and producer) and centers on a middle-aged lesbian (McEnany) who gives herself 180 days to fix her life, and may have found a way to do just that with a new relationship. Julia Sweeney also stars. An early (pre-Showtime) pilot made a positive impression when it debuted at Sundance early this year.
MON / December 9
  Family Reunion: A Family Reunion Christmas SPECIAL Comedy Netflix
TUE / December 10
  Belichick & Saban: The Art of Coaching MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Sports HBO 9p
THU / December 12
  Christmas in Montana MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
FRI / December 13
6 Underground MOVIE Trailer Action/Thriller Netflix
Michael Bay directs Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, and Dave Franco in a Netflix thriller about a global team of secretive billionaire vigilantes.
  Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Christmas Stars MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
The Expanse Trailer Sci-fi/Drama Prime Video
Marvel's Runaways Trailer Drama Hulu
SAT / December 14
  Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  A Christmas Winter Song MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Matchmaker Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 6p
SUN / December 15
  42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors SPECIAL Special CBS tbd
This year's honorees include Saly Field, Linda Ronstadt, Michael Tilson Thomas, Sesame Street, and the band Earth, Wind & Fire.
  Alice in Christmasland MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Rediscovering Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
MON / December 16
  Laurel Canyon MINISERIES Documentary Epix, 9p
  A Very Brady Renovation: Holiday Edition SPECIAL Reality HGTV, 10p
THU / December 19
  2020 Miss America Competition SPECIAL Live event NBC 8p
  An Unforgettable Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
FRI / December 20
  The Christmas Temp MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  A Family Christmas Gift MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
SAT / December 21
  Battle of the Christmas Movie Stars SPECIAL Reality Lifetime, 11a
  Christmas Hotel MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Christmas Love Letter MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 6p
  It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Ultimate Hanukkah Challenge NEW Reality competition Food, 9p
SUN / December 22
  A Date by Christmas Eve MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Holiday Date MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
TUE / December 24
Lost in Space Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Netflix
WED / December 25
  When Calls the Heart Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
SAT / December 28
  New Year, New Me MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
SUN / December 29
  Cake-Off: New Year's Eve SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 9p
MON / December 30
  Alexa & Katie Family/Comedy Netflix

2020 premieres

FRI / January 3, 2020
Anne With an E Family/Drama Netflix
SUN / January 5
  77th Annual Golden Globe Awards SPECIAL Live event NBC 8p ET
TUE / January 7
  Schitt's Creek Comedy Pop, 9p
WED / January 8
  Party of Five NEW Trailer Drama Freeform, tbd
Reboot of the 1990s series of the same name (which ran for six seasons on Fox) offers a timely take on the story of five children who must support each other after they lose their parents—in this case, because their parents are deported to Mexico.
SUN / January 12
  25th Annual Critics Choice Awards SPECIAL Live event CW 7p
  The Outsider NEW Trailer Drama/Horror HBO 9p
HBO's 10-episode adaptation of Stephen King's 2018 horror novel stars Ben Mendelsohn as a detective investigating the brutal murder of an 11-year-old boy found in the Georgia woods. Jason Bateman, Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine, and Julianne Nicholson also star. Two episodes air back-to-back tonight.
Sanditon MINISERIES Trailer Drama PBS 9p
Jane Austen's unfinished final novel set in a seaside village comes to the small screen in an adaptation from Andrew Davies (Les Misérables, Mr. Selfridge). Rose Williams, Theo James, Anne Reid, Kris Marshall, and Crystal Clarke star.
THU / January 16
Everything's Gonna Be Okay NEW Trailer Comedy Freeform, tbd
SUN / January 19
9-1-1: Lone Star NEW Trailer Drama Fox 10p ET / 7p PT
Rob Lowe and Liv Tyler head the cast of this 9-1-1 spinoff set in Austin, Texas. The special two-night premiere begins tonight immediately after the NFC Championship game (on both coasts) and concludes tomorrow at 8p.
THU / January 23
Star Trek: Picard NEW Trailer Drama/Sci-fi CBS All Access
Patrick Stewart returns as Starfleet's greatest captain (hey, we're just stating facts) in a new series that picks up over two decades after the events of Star Trek: The Next Generation and its various film spinoffs. Filling out the main cast are Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, and Harry Treadaway, but you'll also see some familiar faces from TNG (and Voyager), including Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes (who also directs several episodes), Marina Sirtis, and Jeri Ryan. Novelist Michael Chabon is among the writers and serves as showrunner for the 10-episode season, which is not a miniseries and could continue with additional seasons.
SUN / January 26
  62nd Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p ET
FRI / January 31
  BoJack Horseman Animation/Comedy Netflix
SUN / February 2
  The Masked Singer Reality Fox tbd
The show's third season debuts immediately following coverage of the Super Bowl.
  Super Bowl LIV SPECIAL Sports/Live event Fox tbd
SUN / February 9
  92nd Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd
Homeland Drama Showtime 9p
Kidding Trailer Comedy Showtime 10p
WED / February 12
  To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You MOVIE Drama Netflix
SUN / February 16
The Good Lord Bird MINISERIES Drama Showtime 10p
Albert Hughes (replacing Anthony Hemingway, who left the project due to scheduling conflicts) directs this eight-episode adaptation of the award-winning novel by James McBride about 19th century abolitionist John Brown, played by Ethan Hawke. Daveed Diggs (playing Frederick Douglass), Lodge 49's Wyatt Russell, David Morse, Steve Zahn, Orlando Jones, and Ellar Coltrane also star.
Outlander Trailer Drama Starz, tbd
SUN / April 5
  55th Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music CBS 8p
WED / April 29
  2020 Billboard Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music NBC 8p
SUN / June 7
  74th Annual Tony Awards SPECIAL Live event CBS 8p
SUN / September 27
  Impeachment: American Crime Story MINISERIES Drama FX tbd
The third season of Ryan Murphy's anthology is set during the later years of the Bill Clinton administration and focuses on the Monica Lewinsky scandal. The real-life Lewinsky serves as a producer and will be played in the series by Booksmart's Beanie Feldstein, while Sarah Paulson plays Linda Tripp and Annaleigh Ashford is Paula Jones. Jeffrey Toobin's best-seller A Vast Conspiracy serves as the source material.
TUE / September 29
  Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
WED / October 7
  Vice Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
THU / October 15
  Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
THU / October 22
  Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET

2021 premieres

SUN / Janaury 31, 2021
  63rd Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p ET
SUN / February 28
  93rd Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd

2022 premieres

SUN / February 27, 2022
  94th Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd

 

 

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