2018-19 TV Premiere Calendar

  • Publish Date: August 14, 2018
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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 20

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

SAT / October 20
  Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash SPECIAL Special Freeform, 8:15p
  Kemper on Kemper: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer SPECIAL Reality Oxygen, 7p
  Killer High MOVIE Drama/Horror Syfy, 9p
  Love, of Course MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
My Dinner With Herve MOVIE Trailer Drama HBO 8p
A journalist (Jamie Dornan) spends a wild night in Los Angeles with Fantasy Island actor Hervé Villechaize (Peter Dinklage) in this based-on-true-events HBO original film directed and co-written by Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil). Also starring are Mireille Enos, Harriet Walter, David Strathairn, Andy Garcia, and Fiona Baskin.
SUN / October 21
  90 Day Fiance Reality TLC, 8p
  Bahamas Life Reality HGTV, 9p
  Caribbean Life Reality HGTV, 10p
  Dream Corp LLC Animation/Comedy Adult Swim, midnight
  Hawaii Life Reality HGTV, 8p
  The Lover in the Attic MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Robozuna NEW Family Netflix
The Woman in White MINISERIES Trailer Drama PBS 10p
The BBC's five-part adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ 1859 novel stars Ben Hardy, Jessie Buckley, Charles Dance, and Dougray Scott.
MON / October 22
  DC's Legends of Tomorrow Drama CW 9p
  A President Show Documentary: The Fall of Donald Trump SPECIAL Comedy Comedy Central 11p
  Rake Drama/Comedy Acorn TV
  Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram MOVIE Documentary HBO 8p
  Street Outlaws: Memphis Reality Discovery, 9p
  T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle NEW Trailer Reality VH1, 9p
  Welcome to Waverly MINISERIES Trailer Reality Bravo, 10p
TUE / October 23
  Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Netflix
The Guest Book Trailer Comedy TBS, 10p
The anthology comedy series switches to a new setting for its 2nd season. Jimmy Tatro, Kimiko Glenn, and Dan Beirne are among this season's regulars, while guests include Will Arnett, Michael Kenneth Williams, Kether Donohue, Martha Plimpton, Matt Walsh, Nat Faxon, Allison Tolman, Steve Zissis, and more.
  Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island NEW Reality Lifetime, 10p
Native America MINISERIES Trailer Documentary PBS 9p
This four-part series chronicles the civilizations and cultures of America's First Peoples.
  Raq Rants NEW Talk BET, 11p
  Ready to Love NEW Trailer Reality OWN, 10p
WED / October 24
  2018 American Hero Dog Awards SPECIAL Special Hallmark, 8p
Bodyguard NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
One of British television's biggest hits of the past decade (it aired there on BBC One in August), this six-episode thriller stars Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden as a PTSD-afflicted Afghanistan war veteran who is assigned to protect a British cabinet member (Keeley Hawes).
  Foursome Trailer Comedy YouTube Premium
  Top Ten Deadliest Beasts SPECIAL Reality Smithsonian, 8p
THU / October 25
  Blood Runs Cold NEW Reality ID, 10p
Deutschland 86 Foreign/Drama Sundance, midnight
Second season of the acclaimed German spy series formerly known as Deutschland 83 takes place, as you may have guessed, three years later.
Heathers NEW Red-band trailer New trailer Drama/Comedy Paramount, 10p
It has been quite a journey for this series adaptation of the classic 1989 film. Originally developed for TV Land, Heathers was then picked up by Paramount, but that network ordered a last-minute delay from a planned spring start due to the Florida school shooting in February. (The delay was so last-minute that the show already started collecting reviews—and not very good ones, at that.) The network then decided to abandon the series in June, but after Heathers was unsuccessfully shopped to other networks, Paramount has now decided to air it as a five-night miniseries, albeit with some major cuts (including, among other changes, scrapping the entire final episode). Like the film, the series is a very dark comedy set in high school (though in the present day). Grace Victoria Cox plays Veronica, the "good girl" drawn into a not-so-good clique of three students named Heather, played by Melanie Field, Jasmine Mathews, and Brendan Scannell (yes, one of the Heathers is male). Selma Blair also stars, and the original film's Shannen Doherty appears in a new role.
Legacies NEW Trailer Drama CW 9p
It's a spinoff from The Originals, itself a spinoff from The Vampire Diaries (which, in turn, was based on a series of novels). Like The Originals (which just wrapped up its final season), Legacies comes from Julie Plec, and it centers on the next generation of supernatural beings, who are attending The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Danielle Rose Russell reprises her role of Hope Mikaelson—who is the lead character here—while Matt Davis, who played Alaric Saltzman on both previous shows, also stars. (His character's twin daughters are also characters in the new series.)
FRI / October 26
Been So Long MOVIE Trailer Musical Netflix
Castlevania Trailer Anime Netflix
  Channel Zero: The Dream Door Trailer Horror Syfy, 11p
New episodes air every night through 10/31 (though all six episodes will be available immediately on VOD following tonight's TV premiere).
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka stars as Archie Comics character Sabrina Spellman (aka Sabrina the Teenage Witch) in this Greg Berlanti-produced series that was originally developed as a spinoff from Riverdale for that show's network, The CW. (Both shows were developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.) Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Bronson Pinchot, and Ross Lynch also star. Netflix has already renewed the show for a second season.
Dovlatov MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
Soviet-era Russian novelist Sergei Dovlatov is the subject of this impressionistic, biographical drama from Aleksey German (Under Electric Clouds). Rather than trace Dovlatov's full life and career, German focuses on a six-day period in 1971 when the then-unknown author is denied the right to publish his work by an oppressive government regime.
  Jefe MOVIE Foreign/Comedy Netflix
Midnight, Texas Trailer Drama NBC 9p
Shirkers MOVIE Trailer Documentary Netflix
Sandi Tan won a documentary directing award at Sundance this year chronicles the making of what would have been her narrative debut—a film shot guerrilla-style in Singapore in 1992 starring Tan as a teenage killer. But the footage was stolen by her American mentor on the film, Georges Cardona, and wasn't uncovered until 20 years later, inspiring Tan to investigate why Cardona stole the film and the effect it had on her life.
  Terrorism Close Calls NEW Reality Netflix
  This Week at the Comedy Cellar NEW Comedy Comedy Central 11p
Weekly stand-up comedy showcase features topical performances filmed during the week each episode airs.
SAT / October 27
  Christmas at Pemberley Manor MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Dead in the Water MOVIE Drama/Horror Syfy, 9p
  Girl From Nowhere NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Zombie at 17 MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
SUN / October 28
  Amanda to the Rescue NEW Reality Animal Planet, 9p
Busy Tonight NEW Talk E!, 10p
Actress Busy Philipps hosts a new nightly talk show airing Sunday through Wednesday each week.
  Crikey! It's The Irwins NEW Reality Animal Planet, 8p
  LadyGang NEW Trailer Reality/Talk E!, 10:30p
  The Lover in the Attic: A True Story MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj NEW Trailer Talk/Comedy Netflix
Minhaj becomes the latest Daily Show alumnus to get his own topical comedy series. New episodes will stream weekly on Sundays.
  Ray Donovan Trailer Drama Showtime 9p
MON / October 29
  Big Cat Tales NEW Documentary/Nature Animal Planet, 8p
  The Lost Tapes: Clinton Impeachment SPECIAL Documentary Smithsonian, 9p
  Nightly Pop NEW Talk E!, 10:30p
  Outside the Bubble: On the Road with Alexandra Pelosi MOVIE Documentary HBO 8p
  Race Night at Bowman Gray NEW Sports Discovery, 10p
  A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway SPECIAL Music NBC 10p
TUE / October 30
  The Degenerates NEW Trailer Comedy specials Netflix
  Fate/Extra Last Encore Anime Netflix
  Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After NEW Reality Lifetime, 10p
  Monster Encounters NEW Reality Travel, 10p
  We'll Meet Again Reality PBS 8p
WED / October 31
  Ghost Adventures Live SPECIAL Reality Travel, 8p ET
  Gun City MOVIE Foreign/Thriller Netflix
Stan Against Evil Trailer Horror/Comedy IFC, 10p
Season 3 guests include Maria Bamford, Scott Adsit, and Matt Braunger.
Tell Me a Story NEW Trailer Drama CBS All Access
Kevin Williamson-produced series takes classic fairy tales and combines and reimagines them as a psychological thriller set in present-day New York City. James Wolk, Billy Magnussen, Dania Ramirez, Michael Raymond-James, and Kim Cattrall star. Beginning next week, new episodes stream weekly on Thursdays.

November premieres

THU / November 1
  People Magazine: Sexiest Chef Alive SPECIAL Reality Food, 8p
Sorry: Dead chefs are ineligible for consideration.
  StartUp Trailer Drama Crackle
FRI / November 2
  Buying It Blind NEW Reality Bravo, 8p
Homecoming NEW Trailer Drama Prime Video
Based on the hit Gimlet Media fiction podcast of the same name, Amazon's psychological thriller comes from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and stars Julia Roberts, Sissy Spacek, Bobby Cannavale, Shea Whigham, Dermot Mulroney, Stephan James, and Alex Karpovsky. A second season will stream next year.
House of Cards Trailer Drama Netflix
Netflix's first original series draws to a close today with a delayed sixth season minus the original star, Kevin Spacey, who has been removed from the cast. The new season finds Robin Wright's Claire Underwood serving as president. Greg Kinnear and Diane Lane are the most notable new faces.
  Master of Arms NEW Reality competition Discovery, 10p
Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus Animation Cinemax, 10p
Season 2 focuses on stories about funk artists, including George Clinton, James Brown, and Rick James.
The Other Side of the Wind MOVIE Trailer Drama/Comedy Netflix
We'll never know what legendary director Orson Welles would have thought about his final film being a Netflix exclusive, but here it is (though it will also open in a few theaters today). Welles began production on the film in 1970 and continued to work on it for six years, but financial troubles eventually forced him to abandon the project, a sort of proto-mockumentary that traces the efforts of an aging, once-famous director (played by John Huston) to revive his career with a major new film. (Sound familiar?) You'll get to see glimpses of that film within the film as a whole, which was reportedly 96% complete when Welles abandoned it. Decades-long efforts by various people after Welles' death in 1985 to edit and score the film and wrangle the legal rights finally came to fruition, mainly thanks to producer Frank Marshall, who worked as production manager during the original shoot.
  Sweet Home NEW Reality Bravo, 10p
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead MOVIE Trailer Documentary Netflix
Morgan Neville's documentary chronicles the last years in the life of famed director Orson Welles, and, specifically, his attempts to make his final film, The Other Side of the Wind (conveniently also streaming on Netflix today).
  Too Stupid to Die NEW Reality MTV, 9:30p
Watergate MINISERIES Documentary History, 9p
Three-night, six-hour documentary comes from director Charles Ferguson (Inside Job).
SAT / November 3
  Chad Loves Michelle NEW Reality OWN, 9p
  Christmas Joy MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  The Disappearance of Phoenix Coldon SPECIAL Reality Oxygen, 7p
  Ghost Adventures Reality Travel, 9p
  Murder in the Family With Geraldo Rivera NEW Reality Reelz, 9p ET
  Murder Made Me Famous Reality Reelz, 8p ET
Shut Up and Dribble MINISERIES Trailer Sports/Reality Showtime 9p
SUN / November 4
  2018 MTV EMAs SPECIAL Special/Live event MTV, 7p ET
  2019 Breakthrough Prize SPECIAL Special/Live event Nat Geo, 10p ET
  AXIOS MINISERIES Documentary/News HBO 6:30p
  Heritage Hunters NEW Reality DIY, 10p
  Marrying Father Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Mickey's 90th Spectacular SPECIAL Variety ABC 8p
  Our Cartoon President: Election Special 2018 SPECIAL Animation/Comedy Showtime 10:30p
Outlander Drama/Sci-fi Starz, 8p
  The Real Housewives of Atlanta Reality Bravo, 8p
  Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge NEW Reality competition Food, 9p
MON / November 5
  Christmas Cookie Challenge Reality competition Food, 10p
  Holiday Baking Championship Reality competition Food, 9p
  Mama Medium NEW Reality TLC, 9p
  People Magazine Investigates Reality ID, 10p
  The Simple Heist NEW Foreign/Drama Acorn TV
TUE / November 6
  Gypsy's Revenge SPECIAL Reality ID, 9p
WED / November 7
Clique NEW Drama Pop, 10p
  The Real Housewives of New Jersey Reality Bravo, 9p
  The Wild Andes MINISERIES Documentary/Nature Smithsonian, 8p
THU / November 8
Baroness von Sketch Show Comedy IFC, 9p
  The Cry NEW Drama Sundance Now
The four-part BBC adaptation of Helen FitzGerald's best-selling novel makes its USA debut on the streaming service today. Jenna Coleman and Ewen Leslie star.
  Give Us This Day MOVIE Documentary DirecTV/AT&T, 10p
  We're Not Done Yet MOVIE Documentary HBO 8p
FRI / November 9
  Beat NEW Foreign/Drama Prime Video
German-language Amazon original series is a crime drama set in Berlin's club scene.
  Little Big Awesome Animation/Family Prime Video
  Medal of Honor MINISERIES Trailer Drama/Documentary Netflix
Outlaw King MOVIE Trailer Action/Drama Netflix
Chris Pine stars as 14th century King of Scots, Robert the Bruce, in this true story tale of his clash with the English army. David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) directs. The film will also be released in theaters today. Critics were disappointed with the film when it debuted at TIFF, but the director responded by re-editing the film (excising 20 minutes of footage), and the new version seems to be an improvement.
Patriot Drama Prime Video
Room 104 Trailer Drama/Anthology HBO 11:30p
Season 2 of the Duplass brothers' anthology series features appearances by Mahershala Ali, Judy Greer, Brian Tyree Henry, Rainn Wilson, Charlyne Yi, Stephanie Allynne, Natalie Morales, Michael Shannon, and Katie Aselton. Two new episodes air back-to-back each Friday.
  Westside NEW Trailer Reality/Music Netflix
SAT / November 10
  It's Christmas, Eve MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
SUN / November 11
  44th People's Choice Awards SPECIAL Live event E!, 9p
  Christmas in Love MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Gun Trucks of Vietnam SPECIAL Documentary Smithsonian, 9p
Sally4Ever NEW Trailer Comedy HBO 10:30p
A co-production between HBO and the UK's Sky Atlantic, this seven-episode comedy series is written, produced, and directed by Julia Davis (creator of the UK version of Camping), who also stars.
  A Soldier's Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Worst Cooks in America: Thanksgiving Redemption SPECIAL Reality Food, 10p
MON / November 12
  China From Above NEW Reality Smithsonian, 8p
  The Heart Guy Trailer Drama/Comedy Acorn TV
Mars Drama/Sci-fi/Documentary Nat Geo, 9p
TUE / November 13
  The Curse of Oak Island Reality History, 9p
  Deadly Silence NEW Reality ID, 9p
  Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: The Jehovah's Witnesses SPECIAL Reality A&E, 9p
Real Country NEW Trailer Music USA, 10p
  Warrior NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
WED / November 14
  52nd Annual CMA Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music ABC 8p
  Origin NEW Trailer Sci-fi/Drama YouTube Premium
Ten-episode YouTube original directed (in part) by Paul W.S. Anderson follows a group of strangers who find themselves stranded on a spacecraft headed for a distant planet. Expect plenty of Lost-like flashbacks to add to the mystery surrounding the passengers.
THU / November 15
  The Wine Show Reality Ovation, 10p ET
FRI / November 16
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs MOVIE Trailer Western Netflix
Originally intended to be the first Netflix television series from the Coen brothers, Buster Scruggs was retooled at the last minute into a (very long) movie, though it retains the anthology format of the series. The film collects six different stories set in the Old West that vary in tone (though many are comedic) and are tied together only by the presence of the title character, a "sharp-shooting songster" played by Tim Blake Nelson. Individual segments feature James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan, Brendan Gleeson, and Tyne Daly, among others. The film will also play in at least a few theaters for the next week (beginning today) to qualify for year-end awards.
  The Bisexual NEW Trailer Comedy/Drama Hulu
Desiree Akhavan (Sundance-winning The Miseducation of Cameron Post) directs, co-writes, and stars in this Channel 4/Hulu co-production about a New Yorker living in London who, on a break from a 10-year relationship, finds herself dating both women and men for the first time. Reviews were mixed upon its UK premiere last month.
  Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Music Prime Video
  The Gymkhana Files NEW Trailer Reality Prime Video
  Holly Hobbie NEW Family Hulu
The Kominsky Method NEW Trailer Comedy Netflix
The latest series from producer Chuck Lorre (who previously developed the short-lived Disjointed for the streaming service) is a single-camera comedy starring Michael Douglas as a Hollywood acting coach. Alan Arkin co-stars as his longtime agent and friend, while Nancy Travis plays a divorcée who enrolls in his acting class. Lisa Edelstein will also have a recurring guest role.
  Kung Fu Panda Village NEW Animation/Family Prime Video
Narcos: Mexico Trailer Drama Netflix
Diego Luna and Michael Peña head the cast of this Mexico-set fourth season of the Netflix drama series, which serves as an almost complete reboot. Directors this season include Alonso Ruizpalacios (Museum) and Amat Escalante (The Untamed).
  She-Ra and the Princesses of Power NEW Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
SAT / November 17
  Barefoot Contessa Cook Like a Pro: Thanksgiving Sides SPECIAL Reality Food, 8p
  Christmas at Graceland MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  A Godwink Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle MINISERIES Documentary Sundance, 9p
Two-part special concludes Sunday at 9p.
A Murder in Mansfield MOVIE Documentary ID, 9p
SUN / November 18
  America in Color Documentary Smithsonian, 8p
Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI MINISERIES Trailer Documentary Showtime 8p
This four-part series from director Alex Gibney (and based in part on Tim Weiner's book Enemies: A History of the FBI) traces the long history of conflicts between the White House and the FBI.
Escape at Dannemora MINISERIES Trailer Drama Showtime 10p
A change of pace for Ben Stiller, who serves as director and producer, this eight-hour Showtime miniseries is based on a real-life event: the 2015 escape by two convicted murderers from an upstate New York prison with the assistance of a prison employee who was romantically involved with both convicts. Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, and Paul Dano head a cast that also includes Bonnie Hunt and David Morse. The script comes from Ray Donovan vets Michael Tolkin and Brett Johnson.
  The Impeachment of Bill Clinton MINISERIES Documentary A&E, 9p
  The Lost Tapes: Tet Offensive SPECIAL Documentary Smithsonian, 9p
  Macy's Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 8p
  Mingle All the Way MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
My Brilliant Friend NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama HBO 9p
It's HBO's first non-English-language original series (though more are coming in 2019). This lavishly produced, Italian-language drama is adapted from Elena Ferrante's acclaimed best-selling novel about an elderly woman who chronicles six decades of her friendship/rivalry with another woman after the latter mysteriously disappears. Reviewers liked the series when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival in August, and three additional seasons (based on Ferrante's three follow-up novels) will be produced in Italy, though HBO hasn't yet officially committed to airing them. New episodes will air on both Sundays and Mondays (including another new episode tomorrow at 9p).
  Return to Christmas Creek MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
MON / November 19
  Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham MOVIE Trailer Drama/Comedy Acorn TV
  Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
The Little Drummer Girl MINISERIES Trailer Drama AMC 9p
After The Night Manager scored impressive reviews and received a dozen Emmy nominations for AMC in 2016, it became inevitable that more John le Carré adaptations would follow. (Not that we're complaining.) Next up is The Little Drummer Girl, le Carré's 1983 novel about an Israeli spy who enlists an actress to help him track down a Palestinian terrorist moving through Europe, and once again there is some major talent involved. Oldboy and The Handmaiden director Park Chan-wook makes his TV debut (he directs the entire series) with a cast led by Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgard, and Michael Shannon. Set in the late 1970s, the six-hour miniseries will air across three consecutive nights.
TUE / November 20
  Brothers in Arms NEW Reality History, 10p
  Creative Galaxy Holiday Special SPECIAL Animation/Family Prime Video
  The Final Table NEW Trailer Reality competition Netflix
Netflix's new cooking competition series features accomplished chefs from around the world in a series of international-themed challenges (structured more like Iron Chef than Top Chef). The cooking talent includes Grant Achatz, Timothy Hollingsworth, Johnny Spero, and Aaron Bludorn, while noted food critics Sam Sifton and Jay Rayner are among the judges and Bon Appétit's Andrew Knowlton hosts. All 10 episodes stream today.
  Hope at Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Pete the Cat Holiday Special SPECIAL Animation/Family Prime Video
WED / November 21
  Christmas at the Palace MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
THU / November 22
  Christmas at Grand Valley MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
The Christmas Chronicles MOVIE Trailer Family/Adventure/Comedy Netflix
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Comedy Netflix
The six-episode second Netflix season of the revived cult classic streams in its entirety today (aka Turkey Day) in honor of the show's 30th anniversary.
No Activity Comedy CBS All Access
All eight episodes of the 2nd season are available to stream today.
FRI / November 23
  Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  My Windfall Dream Home NEW Reality HGTV, 9p
SAT / November 24
  Christmas Everlasting MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
SUN / November 25
Dirty John NEW Trailer Drama Bravo, 10p
This fictionalized adaptation of the true-crime podcast of the same name (which traces the twisty story of the relationship between divorced doctor John Meehan and businesswoman Debra Newell, which ends poorly for all involved) stars Connie Britton, Eric Bana, Jean Smart, and Juno Temple. It's an anthology series, so the second season (which has already been greenlit) will feature a different true-crime story.
  The Flood SPECIAL Documentary/Nature Nat Geo, tbd
  Holiday Gingerbread Showdown NEW Reality competition Food, 10p
  Holiday Wars SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 8p
  Paul Walker: Behind Closed Doors SPECIAL Documentary Reelz, 9p ET
  A Shoe Addict's Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  The Truth About Christmas MOVIE Drama Freeform, 9p
  Welcome to Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
MON / November 26
  The Great Christmas Light Fight Reality competition ABC 8p
  Love & Hip Hop: New York Reality VH1, 8p
  The Panama Papers MOVIE Documentary Epix, 9p
TUE / November 27
  Adam Ruins Everything Reality/Comedy truTV, 10p
  The Devil Next Door NEW Reality A&E, 10p
  House Hunters: Home for the Holidays NEW Reality HGTV, 9p
  Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Reality A&E, 9p
WED / November 28
  Conan in Japan SPECIAL Comedy TBS, 10p
  Kentucky Ayahuasca NEW Reality Viceland, 10p
  Knight Fight NEW Reality History, 10p
  Vikings Trailer Drama History, 9p
FRI / November 30
  Baby Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Inside Jokes NEW Reality/Comedy Prime Video
Six-part docuseries follows beginning stand-up comedians working for a chance to perform at Montreal's prestigious Just for Laughs festival.

December premieres

SAT / December 1
  Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
SUN / December 2
  Garth: Live at Notre Dame! SPECIAL Music CBS 8p
  Life-Size 2 MOVIE Comedy Freeform, 9p
  A Majestic Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
Nightflyers NEW Trailer Sci-fi/Horror/Drama Syfy, 10p
Former author George R. R. Martin's 1980 sci-fi/horror novella—and subsequent 1987 feature film adaptation—is the inspiration for this new Syfy series, reportedly the network's most expensive show to date. Set in 2093, the show follows the crew of the most advanced spacecraft ever built as it heads to the edge of our solar system. What awaits them there is bloody, creepy, and horrific—but also much less campy than the 1987 movie. (Several writers who saw the first footage unveiled at Comic-Con compared it to The Shining.) The cast features Gretchen Mol, Eoin Macken, David Ajala, and Brian F. O'Byrne, and the series is being helmed (after a last-minute showrunner change) by TV newcomer Jeff Buhler, who also penned the adaptation. The unconventional rollout will see new episodes air across five consecutive nights this week (and again next week beginning on Sunday), while all 10 episodes will also be available to view immediately beginning tonight on VOD and online at Syfy's website.
  Northern Lights of Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
MON / December 3
  Berlin Station Drama Epix, 9p
  Deal or No Deal Game show CNBC, tbd
Howie Mandel returns to host a revival of the NBC primetime game show.
THU / December 6
  The Great American Baking Show Reality competition ABC 9p
  Top Chef Reality competition Bravo, 9p
FRI / December 7
  Dogs of Berlin NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Love After Lockup Trailer Reality WE, 9p
  Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas SPECIAL Anime Netflix
SAT / December 8
  Homegrown Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Memories of Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
SUN / December 9
  Casey Anthony SPECIAL Documentary Reelz, 9p ET
  Christmas Wonderland MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Counterpart Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Starz, 9p
The critically acclaimed sci-fi series starring J.K. Simmons in a dual role returns for a second season.
  Once Upon a Christmas Miracle MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
TUE / December 11
  30 for 30: 42 to 1 MOVIE Documentary/Sports ESPN, 9p ET
  Momentum Generation MOVIE Documentary/Sports HBO 10p
WED / December 12
  Paris to Pittsburgh MOVIE Documentary Nat Geo, 9p
  Susan Powell: An ID Murder Mystery SPECIAL Reality ID, 9p
THU / December 13
  Dr. Pimple Popper: The 12 Pops of Christmas SPECIAL Reality TLC, 9p
FRI / December 14
Roma MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
This could be Netflix's best chance to finally crack the Oscar best picture field. Certainly, after an impressive fall festival debut, Roma stands as one of 2018's very best films. (It will get a theatrical release today, at least in a few theaters.) The first film from director Alfonso Cuarón since 2013's Gravity, Roma is a major change in both style and substance: It's a naturalistic, almost documentary-like tale of class and family centering on a housemaid for a fairly well-off family in Mexico City in the early 1970s (with some details drawn from the filmmaker's own life). The black-and-white, Spanish-language film is both intimate in its focus on the personal and also large in format, shot in 65mm by Cuarón himself. (Don't watch it on your iPad.)
  Sunderland Till I Die NEW Reality/Sports Netflix
SAT / December 15
  A Gingerbread Romance MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  The Price of Fame Reality Reelz, 9p ET
  Springsteen on Broadway SPECIAL Music Netflix
  Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
SUN / December 16
  2018 Miss Universe SPECIAL Live event Fox 7p
  Entertaining Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Reunited at Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
FRI / December 21
  Diablero NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama/Horror Netflix
Marvel's Runaways Trailer Drama Hulu
  Tales of Arcadia: 3 Below MINISERIES Trailer Animation Netflix
SAT / December 22
  Christmas Copy MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Small Town Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
SUN / December 23
  Christmas Bells are Ringing MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Christmas Made to Order MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Gingerbread Giants SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 9p
TUE / December 25
  When Calls the Heart Christmas Special SPECIAL Special Hallmark, 8p
WED / December 26
  The 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors SPECIAL Special CBS 8p
This year's honorees include Philip Glass, Cher, Rebe McEntire, and Wayne Shorter.
FRI / December 28
  Selection Day NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
SAT / December 29
  Focus on Love MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
SUN / December 30
  The Orville Trailer Comedy/Sci-fi Fox 8p
Special two-hour premiere. The show will then air on Thursday nights.

January premieres

TUE / January 1, 2019
  I Am Jazz Reality TLC, 10p
WED / January 2
  The Titan Games NEW Reality competition NBC 8p
SUN / January 6
  76th Annual Golden Globe Awards SPECIAL Live event NBC tbd
MON / January 7
  America's Got Talent: The Champions Live event NBC 8p
Terry Crews hosts a special edition of the competition series that brings in top acts from past seasons of the various international versions of America's Got Talent.
TUE / January 8
  Ellen's Game of Games Game show NBC 8p
  Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reality PBS 8p
Project Blue Book NEW Trailer Drama History, 10p
History's new scripted series is based on what amounts to a real-life X-Files: a series of secret investigations into UFO sightings conducted by the Air Force in the 1950s and '60s. The drama comes from producer Robert Zemeckis and stars Aiden Gillen, Neal McDonough, and Michael Malarkey.
SUN / January 13
  24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards SPECIAL Live event CW 7p
True Detective Trailer Drama HBO 9p
HBO's up-and-down anthology series returns a bit late for its third season, which is written in its entirety by series creator Nic Pizzolatto (save for one David Milch-penned episode, which arrives in three weeks). Pizzolatto also makes his debut as a director, sharing those duties with Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room) and, in a last-minute substitution after Saulnier departed early due to creative differences, Daniel Sackheim. The new story is set in the Ozarks across three separate time periods and stars Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Stephen Dorff, Carmen Ejogo, Scoot McNairy, Ray Fisher, and Mamie Gummer.
Victoria Drama PBS tbd
WED / January 16
Deadly Class NEW Trailer Drama Syfy, 10p
Adaptation of the Image Comics graphic novel (about a homeless teen boy who is recruited into an elite private academy populated by the offspring of the world's top crime families) stars Benjamin Wadsworth, Benedict Wong, and Lana Condor.
Schitt's Creek Comedy Pop, 10p
THU / January 17
A Discovery of Witches NEW Drama/Fantasy Shudder/Sundance Now
This adaptation of the novel by Deborah Harkness stars Matthew Goode, Alex Kingston, and Teresa Palmer. The entire season is available to watch today on both streaming services.
Star Trek: Discovery Trailer Sci-fi/Drama CBS All Access
The second season of the streaming Star Trek prequel series features a young version of Spock, played by Ethan Peck, while Anson Mount will play USS Enterprise captain Christopher Pike. Rebecca Romijn also joins the cast. New episodes stream weekly on Thursdays.
SAT / January 19
  Dynasties MINISERIES Documentary/Nature BBC America, 9p
The network's latest David Attenborough-narrated nature miniseries follows five different species of endangered animals around the globe.
  Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story MOVIE Trailer Drama Lifetime, 8p
SUN / January 20
  Black Monday NEW Trailer Comedy Showtime 10p
Don Cheadle heads the cast of a comedy set in Wall Street during the 1987 stock market crash, which comes from writer/producers David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl). Regina Hall, Paul Scheer, and Andrew Rannells also star. Tonight's opener is directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
  Shameless Drama/Comedy Showtime 9p
WED / January 23
The Magicians Trailer Drama Syfy, 9p
THU / January 24
Siren Trailer Drama Freeform, tbd
FRI / January 25
  Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Comedy Netflix
The final six episodes of the Tina Fey-created comedy series stream today.
SUN / January 27
  25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards SPECIAL Live event TBS/TNT, 8p ET
Rent SPECIAL Musical/Live event Fox 7p
Live production of the mutliple-award-winning musical.

Later 2019 premieres

SUN / February 3
  Super Bowl LIII SPECIAL Sports/Live event CBS 3p ET
  The World's Best NEW Reality competition CBS 10p ET *
New talent competition series hosted by James Corden airs immediately following Super Bowl coverage nationwide (* time approximate). Judges include Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles, and Faith Hill.
SUN / February 10
  61st Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p ET
FRI / February 15
  The Umbrella Academy NEW Drama Netflix
This Netflix original is a 10-episode, live-action adaptation of the award-winning graphic novels (about a family of superheroes) by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way. The cast includes Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Mary J. Blige, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and Kate Walsh.
WED / February 20
Documentary Now! Comedy IFC, 10p
The seven-episode "52nd" (aka third) season of the documentary spoof series includes parodies of recent Netflix hit Wild Wild Country, D.A. Pennebaker's Original Cast Album: Company, bowling doc League of Ordinary Gentlemen, and Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present. Guests include Cate Blanchett, Michael C. Hall, Michael Keaton, Owen Wilson, Tim Robinson, Bobby Moynihan, Natasha Lyonne, and John Mulaney.
SUN / February 24
  91st Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd
MON / April 1
  Cannon Busters NEW Anime Netflix
SUN / April 7
  54th Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p
SUN / May 19
  Hair Live! SPECIAL Musical NBC tbd
SUN / June 9
  73rd Annual Tony Awards SPECIAL Live event CBS 8p
FRI / October 4
  WWE SmackDown Live "Sports" Fox 8p
Moves to Fox from USA.

2020 premieres

SUN / February 9, 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 (180)

  • JasonDietz  

    @blarpisblarp: Actually, Chicago Justice is premiering on both nights (one is a "sneak preview" while the other is its proper official premiere).

  • blarpisblarp  

    You have Chicago Justice listed for March 1st and March 5th... It can't premier again on the 5th right?

  • cmcino  

    The Arrangement (New series) - March 5 @ 10p on E!

  • Rebelone18  

    The Vampire Diaries starts back on Jan 13 Gotham, Timeless and Lucifer start back up on Jan 16 Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away Wth Murder start back on Jan 19 Scandal ( season 6 ep 1) starts on Jan 19 @ 9pm

  • beachldy  

    The Good Place returned on Jan 5th

  • Rebelone18  

    Today 1/5/17 On ID at 9pm the new season of Ice Cold Killers starts this will be Season 5 EP 1

  • blarpisblarp  

    DIY Channel
    Kitchen Crashers – Premieres Monday, January 4, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
    Income Property – Premieres Thursday, February 18, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
    Source:
    http://www.realitytea.com/2015/12/18/diy-networks-2016-winter-schedule-announces-returning-new-shows-including-income-property/

  • jennizaqt  

    The Disney Parks' Magical Christmas Celebration
    ABC, SUN DEC 25 @ 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST

  • jennizaqt  

    White House Christmas 2016
    HGTV , SUN DEC 11 @ 6:00PM

  • sheilagailgail1  

    Why can I not print the new season TV premieres? I only get 3 pages and one is blank. I used to print them all the time. Now I must go to Collider.com, but they do not have half of what your company puts out. WHY, WHY, WHY? This is the 2nd request for an answer.

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