2018 Fall 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 15

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

MON / October 15
  Arrow Drama CW 8p
  Bang NEW Drama Acorn TV
  Constantine: The Legend Continues SPECIAL Animation CW 9p
  God Knows Where I Am MOVIE Trailer Documentary PBS 10p
  Good Eats: Reloaded NEW Reality Cooking, 9p ET
  Into Alaska NEW Reality Animal Planet, 9p
  The Sentence MOVIE Documentary HBO 8p
  The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments Anime Netflix
  Space's Deepest Secrets Reality Science, 10p
  Trisha's Halloween Spooktacular SPECIAL Reality Food, 8p
TUE / October 16
  2018 Hip Hop Awards SPECIAL Music BET, 8p
  The 212 NEW Reality Fuse, 11:30p
  black-ish Comedy ABC 9p
The Conners NEW Comedy ABC 8p
Filling the spot intended for the second revival season of Roseanne—which was infamously canceled shortly after its announced renewal in the spring as a result of a controversy surrounding its star—is this hastily assembled spinoff that features pretty much everyone in the cast not named Roseanne Barr.
  Hustle in Brooklyn NEW Reality BET, 10p
The Kids Are Alright NEW Trailer Comedy ABC 8:30p
Joining ABC's roster of period comedies set in the 1980s (The Goldbergs) and '90s (Fresh Off the Boat plus the forthcoming Schooled) is this '70s-set sitcom created by Tim Doyle (Last Man Standing). The ensemble comedy follows a large Irish-Catholic family with 10 people living under one roof. Michael Cudlitz and Mary McCormack head the cast.
  Loudermilk Comedy DirecTV/AT&T, 10p
  Ron White: If You Quit Listening, I'll Shut Up SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
The Rookie NEW Trailer Drama ABC 10p
Filling the Castle void in ABC's fall lineup is this not entirely dissimilar crime procedural featuring the star of that long-running show, Nathan Fillion. Ordered straight to series without a pilot last October, The Rookie comes from one-time Castle showrunner Alexi Hawley (brother of Fargo's Noah Hawley) and stars Fillion as a "small-town guy" who gives up his life to move to Los Angeles and become the LAPD's oldest rookie cop. It's based on a true story, and it looks like it will share some of Castle's sense of humor, though it may be a bit more action-oriented. Afton Williamson (Banshee), Richard T. Jones (Wisdom of the Crowd), Eric Winter (Rosewood), and Melissa O’Neil (Dark Matter) also star.
Splitting Up Together Comedy ABC 9:30p
  T-Pain's School of Business NEW Trailer Reality Fuse, 11p
WED / October 17
  CMT Artists of the Year SPECIAL Music CMT, 8p
  Man's Greatest Food Reality Cooking, 9p
  Neanderthal MINISERIES Trailer Documentary PBS 10p
  Outrageous Acts of Science Reality Science, 10p
  Shattered Reality ID, 9p
FRI / October 19
  Accidentally in Love NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Ask the Doctor NEW Reality Netflix
  Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever MINISERIES Comedy/Family Netflix
  Derren Brown: Sacrifice SPECIAL Magic special Netflix
  Extreme Cake Makers Reality Cooking, 10p
  Finesse Mitchell: The Spirit Told Me to Tell You SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Showtime 10p
  Get a Room with Carson & Thom NEW Trailer Reality Bravo, 9p
  Gnome Alone MOVIE Animation/Family Netflix
  Haunted NEW Trailer Horror/Reality Netflix
  Hip-Hop Evolution Documentary/Music Netflix
  Illang: The Wolf Brigade MOVIE Foreign/Action Netflix
  Larva Island NEW Family Netflix
Lore Trailer Drama/Horror Prime Video
Making a Murderer Trailer Documentary Netflix
Season 2 continues to follow convicted murderer Steven Avery (and his legal team) as he seeks a new trial.
Marvel's Daredevil Trailer Trailer2 Drama Netflix
The Night Comes for Us MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Action Netflix
  Real Time with Bill Maher: Anniversary Special SPECIAL Comedy HBO 10p
Wanderlust NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
Toni Collette heads the cast of this six-episode series (a BBC/Netflix co-production) from playwright Nick Payne about a suburban married couple examining if and how to keep their relationship going after a cycling accident forces a reevaluation of their lives.
  Wild District NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
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
  Wolf Creek Drama/Horror Pop, 10p
The six-episode second season airs across three consecutive nights.
  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 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
  Outside the Bubble: On the Road with Alexandra Pelosi MOVIE Documentary HBO 8p
  A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway SPECIAL Music NBC 10p
TUE / October 30
  The Degenerates NEW 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
  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
  AXIOS MINISERIES Documentary/News HBO 6:30p
  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
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
FRI / November 9
  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.
  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
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
  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.
  Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Music Prime Video
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.
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
  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
  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
  Hope at Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
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.
  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
  Love & Hip Hop: New York Reality VH1, 8p
  The Panama Papers MOVIE Documentary Epix, 9p
TUE / November 27
  The Devil Next Door NEW Reality A&E, 10p
  House Hunters: Home for the Holidays NEW Reality HGTV, 9p
WED / November 28
  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

December premieres

SAT / December 1
  Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
SUN / December 2
  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
WED / December 5
  Deal or No Deal Game show CNBC, tbd
Howie Mandel returns to host a revival of the NBC primetime game show.
FRI / December 7
  Dogs of Berlin NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  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 Drama Starz, 9p
  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

WED / January 2, 2019
  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.
SUN / January 20
  Shameless Drama/Comedy Showtime tbd
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 tbd
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
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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    DISCOVERY'S HELLO WORLD! - Premiere Saturday July 9, 2016 @ 8 PM

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    New season of Duck Dynasty starts 7/6 @ 9pm

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    CNN'S THE HUNT W/JOHN WALSH - Season Premiere Sunday, June 19, 2016 @ 9 PM

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    ANIMAL PLANET'S THE VET LIFE Premieres Saturday June 4, 2016 @ 9 PM

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    Little Women: NY premieres Wednesday May 4th @ 10 pm on Lifetime

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    TLC's SISTER WIVES - Series Premiere Sunday May 8, 2016 @ 8 PM

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    The Megyn Kelly special on FOX was moved to 5/17/16 at 8pm.

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    DISCOVERY'S TRAILBLAZERS - Series Premiere Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 10 PM

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