2020 Summer/Fall TV Premiere Calendar

This is the permanent home of our TV premiere calendar. Bookmark this page; we'll update it daily throughout the year. Updated August 11

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. Items available to buy or rent through digital outlets (VOD, Prime Video, iTunes, etc.) are marked with a ($).

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August premieres - VIEW UPDATES FOR SHOWS DELAYED BY COVID-19

TUE / August 11
  Accidental Climber MOVIE Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
  America's Book of Secrets: Special Edition NEW Reality History, 9p
  Ancient China From Above SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo, 10p
  The Dark End of the Street MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  Doubling Down With the Derricos NEW Reality TLC, 10p
  Extinct or Alive: Land of the Lost Sharks SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 8p
  G-LOC MOVIE Trailer Sci-fi/Adventure ($) Rent/Buy
  Great White Serial Killer Extinction SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 10p
  Gripped: Climbing the Killer Pillar MOVIE Trailer Drama/Adventure ($) Rent/Buy
  Gutterbug MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  Hard Knocks: Los Angeles Trailer Sports/Reality HBO 10p
Both the Rams and the Chargers will be featured this season. (But only if there is a "this season.")
I Am Vengeance: Retaliation MOVIE Trailer Action/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Netflix
  Unraveling Athena: The Champions of Women's Tennis MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Sports ($) Rent/Buy
Valley of the Gods MOVIE Drama ($) Buy
John Malkovich stars as the world's richest man (opposite Josh Hartnett as his biographer) in this stylized drama from Lech Majewski (The Garden of Earthly Delights).
A White, White Day MOVIE Foreign/Drama ($) Buy
  Will Smith: Off the Deep End SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 9p
WED / August 12
  Impact of Hate: Charlottesville SPECIAL Documentary ID, 9p
  Jaws in America SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 9p
  Mega Predators of Oz SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 10p
  Monster Under the Bridge SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 8p
  (Un)Well NEW Trailer Reality Netflix
  Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO 9p
THU / August 13
  Adam Devine's Secret Shark Lair SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 9p
  Air Jaws 2020 SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 8p
  An Easy Girl (Une fille facile) MOVIE Foreign/Comedy Netflix
Five Bedrooms NEW Trailer Comedy/Drama Peacock
This Australian import centers on five strangers who meet while attending the same wedding and impulsively decide to buy a house together.
  Infinity Train Animation HBO Max
Selena + Chef NEW Trailer Reality HBO Max
  Sharks of Neptune SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 10p
FRI / August 14
  3% Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Alien Sharks: First Contact SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 8p
  Apocalypse '45 MOVIE Documentary ($) Virtual theaters
  The Bay of Silence MOVIE Trailer Thriller ($) Virtual theaters
Boys State MOVIE Trailer Documentary Apple TV+
This Sundance-winning documentary from Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss, the team behind 2014’s The Overnighters, follows four out of a thousand 17-year-old boys that gather every year in Austin for Texas Boys State, where they are tasked with building a two-party government from the ground up. Things go about as smoothly for the teenagers as they do for their adult counterparts in our actual government.
Endless MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  Fearless MOVIE Animation/Family Netflix
  Glow Up Reality competition Netflix
  The Great Heist NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent
  Lair of the Great White SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 9p
Magic Camp MOVIE Trailer Comedy/Family Disney+
Martin Margiela: In His Own Words MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Virtual theaters
  Mile High Escorts MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  Octonauts & The Caves of Sac Actun SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
The One and Only Ivan MOVIE Trailer Adventure/Animation/Family Disney+
Project Power MOVIE Trailer Action-adventure/Sci-fi Netflix
Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback star in a Netflix original film about a pill that grants superpowers from Catfish directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost. It was filmed in 2018, in case you were wondering.
  Represent MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Virtual theaters
  Savage Kingdom Reality Nat Geo, 9p
  The Silencing MOVIE Trailer Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
Spree MOVIE Red-band trailer Thriller/Comedy ($) Rent/Buy
Sputnik MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Sci-fi/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
Ted Lasso NEW Trailer Comedy Apple TV+
Jason Sudeikis stars as a little-known American college football coach who lands a surprising new job—as coach of a professional football (make that soccer) team in England, despite no previous soccer experience—in an Apple comedy series co-created by Sudeikis and Bill Lawrence (Scrubs). It's the same character that Sudeikis first portrayed in a series of NBC Sports promotional videos beginning in 2013.
Teenage Bounty Hunters NEW Trailer Comedy Netflix
Twin 16-year-old girls team with an adult to track down bail-skippers in a new series created by Kathleen Jordan and produced by Jenji Kohan (GLOW, Orange Is the New Black).
  Tiger Shark King SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 10p
  Weird But True Reality Disney+
The series moves to Disney+ from Nat Geo for its new third season.
World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji NEW Trailer Reality competition Prime Video
SAT / August 15
  Rita Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Beware of Mom MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Sharks Gone Wild 3 SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 10p
  Sharks of Ghost Island SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 8p
  Stranger Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Wedding Every Weekend MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
  Wicked Sharks SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 9p
SUN / August 16
  The Circus News/Talk Showtime 8p
  Darcey & Stacey NEW Reality TLC, 10p
Lovecraft Country NEW Trailer Drama/Horror HBO 9p
Producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams join forces for a series adaptation of Matt Ruff's novel of the same name, an allegorical horror tale set in segregated 1950s America where three Black Americans on a road trip to find a missing person must overcome both human racists and Lovecraftian supernatural forces. Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett, Aunjanue Ellis, Jada Harris, Courtney B. Vance, and Michael Kenneth Williams head the cast.
  Naked & Afraid of Sharks 2 SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 8p
  Psycho Sister-in-Law MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
MON / August 17
  Amy Schumer Learns to Cook Reality Food, 10p
  Bad Chad Customs Reality Discovery, 10p
  Crazy Awesome Teachers MOVIE Foreign/Comedy Netflix
  Glitch Techs Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
  Punk'd Reality Quibi
TUE / August 18
  The Barge People MOVIE Trailer Horror ($) Rent/Buy
Bombardier Blood MOVIE Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
  Creating a Character MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
Dead Pixels NEW Comedy CW 8p
American debut of UK series. Two episodes air back-to-back.
  Emperor MOVIE Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  I Quit NEW Reality Discovery, 10p
  Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Sports ($) Rent/Buy
Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
  The Suspect MINISERIES Documentary Sundance Now
  Tracks MOVIE Comedy ($) Rent/Buy
  Undercover Billionaire: Return to Erie SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 9p
WED / August 19
  The Crimes That Bind MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  DeMarcus Family Rules NEW Trailer Reality Netflix
  Dodgeball Thunderdome NEW Reality competition Discovery, 9p
  Donkmaster NEW Reality Vice, 10:30p
  Growing Belushi NEW Reality Discovery, 10p
  High Score NEW Documentary Netflix
THU / August 20
  Beth Stelling: Girl Daddy SPECIAL Comedy special HBO Max
  Biohackers NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Great Pretender NEW Anime Netflix
  HA Comedy Festival: The Art of Comedy SPECIAL Comedy special HBO Max
  James Veitch: Straight to VHS SPECIAL Comedy special HBO Max
  John Was Trying to Contact Aliens MOVIE Trailer Documentary short Netflix
  Random Acts of Violence MOVIE Trailer Thriller Shudder
  Rose Matafeo: Horndog SPECIAL Comedy special HBO Max
  Singletown NEW Reality HBO Max
FRI / August 21
  The 24th MOVIE Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  100 Days Wild NEW Trailer Reality Discovery, 9p
  Alien TV NEW Animation/Family Netflix
  The August Virgin MOVIE Foreign/Drama ($) Virtual theaters
  Backyard Takeover NEW Reality HGTV, 10p
Chemical Hearts MOVIE Trailer Clip Drama Prime Video
  Clifford Animation/Family Prime Video
  Dark Forces (Fuego negro) NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Desert One MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Virtual theaters
  Find Me in Paris Trailer Drama Hulu
Hoops NEW Trailer Animation/Comedy Netflix
Jake Johnson voices a foul-mouthed high school basketball coach in an adult animated comedy series from Late Late Show writer Ben Hoffman and producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Rob Riggle, Natasha Leggero, Ron Funches, Cleo King, and A.D. Miles fill out the cast.
Lucifer Trailer Drama Netflix
The Pale Door MOVIE Trailer Horror/Western ($) Rent/Buy
  The Prey MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Thriller ($) Virtual theaters
  Psycho Yoga Instructor MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue NEW Trailer Reality VH1, 8p
  Rust Valley Restorers Trailer Reality Netflix
  The Sleepover MOVIE Trailer Family/Comedy Netflix
Tesla MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
Writer-director Michael Almereyda (Experimenter) reunites with his Hamlet star, Ethan Hawke, for an unconventional, intentionally anacronistic biopic about the famed 19th century scientist/inventor Nikola Tesla. Kyle MacLachlan, Eve Hewson, and Jim Gaffigan also star in an amibitious but not always successful film that nevertheless received a mostly positive reception from reviewers at Sundance early this year.
  The Unfamiliar MOVIE Trailer Horror ($) Rent/Buy
The Vanished MOVIE Trailer Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  Watch List MOVIE Thriller ($) Virtual theaters
SAT / August 22
Love in the Time of Corona MINISERIES Trailer Drama Freeform, 8p
Filmed this summer in the homes of its cast members, Freeform's two-night, four-hour limited series (which concludes tomorrow at the same time) follows four interconnected stories set during the quarantine era.
  Sorority Secrets MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
SUN / August 23
  Alaskan Bush People Reality Discovery, 8p
  Elena of Avalor: Coronation Day SPECIAL Animation/Family Disney Junior, 8p
  Expedition to the Edge NEW Reality Discovery, 9p
  How It Really Happened with Hill Harper Reality HLN, 9p
  Ruthless Realtor MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Superman: Man of Tomorrow MOVIE Animation/Action ($) Rent/Buy
The Vow MINISERIES Trailer Documentary HBO 10p
HBO's latest docuseries examines the NXIVM cult, whose leader was recently convicted on sex trafficking and other charges.
MON / August 24
  Family Business NEW Foreign/Drama Acorn TV
Love Island Reality CBS 9p
The delayed second season of the American version of the reality series finds the contestants living on the island of Las Vegas, Nevada.
  Nice One! NEW Game show Quibi
  Reno 911! Comedy Quibi
TUE / August 25
  Emily's Wonder Lab NEW Family/Reality Netflix
  The Blech Effect MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
Hard Kill MOVIE Trailer Action/Sci-fi ($) Rent/Buy
  The Haves and the Have Nots Drama OWN, 8p
  One Night in Bangkok MOVIE Trailer Action/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  The Prison Within MOVIE Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
  Trinkets Drama Netflix
WED / August 26
  Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol NEW Foreign/Comedy Netflix
  In the Cut Comedy Bounce, 9p ET
  La venganza de Analía NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
Lingua Franca MOVIE Drama Netflix
  Million Dollar Beach House NEW Reality Netflix
  Rising Phoenix MOVIE Documentary Netflix
  Women in Film Presents: Make It Work! SPECIAL Variety CW 8p
THU / August 27
  Aggretsuko Trailer Anime Netflix
  Ravi Patel's Pursuit of Happiness NEW Reality HBO Max
  Tyler Perry's Medea's Farewell Play MOVIE Comedy BET+
FRI / August 28
All Together Now MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
Auli’i Cravalho stars in an adaptation of Matthew Quick's YA novel Sorta Like a Rock Star.
Bill & Ted Face the Music MOVIE Trailer Comedy ($) Rent
Also opening in theater(s) today, the delayed third installment in the time-traveling comedy franchise reunites stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter a mere 29 years after Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) directs a cast that also includes a returning William Sadler and series newcomers Kristen Schaal, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Jayma Mays, Erinn Hayes, and Barry scene-stealer Anthony Carrigan.
  The Binge MOVIE Comedy Hulu
Centigrade MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  Driven to Abstraction MOVIE Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
  Entwined MOVIE Foreign/Horror ($) Virtual theaters
  Epicentro MOVIE Documentary ($) Virtual theaters
Get Duked! MOVIE Red-band trailer Comedy/Thriller Prime Video
This darkly comedic Scottish thriller about three teens on a camping trip who are hunted down by a group of adults received good reviews when it debuted (under the title Boyz in the Wood) at last year's SXSW.
  Hard Kill MOVIE Trailer Action/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  I Am a Killer: Released NEW Reality Netflix
Matthias & Maxime MOVIE Foreign/Drama MUBI
The lastest from French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan finds him returning to French dialogue (and a Quebec setting) after his 2018 English-language debut and career-worst film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. The drama focuses on a pair of childhood friends (one played by Dolan himself) who are required to kiss for their roles in a short film—a moment that sparks a further exploration of their feelings. Critics had mixed opinions on the film when it debuted at Cannes over a year ago, and it comes now to MUBI after bypassing theaters in the U.S.
  Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe MOVIE Trailer Animation/Family Disney+
Rogue MOVIE Trailer Action ($) Rent/Buy
  Unknown Origins (Origenes secretos) MOVIE Foreign/Drama/Thriller Netflix
  You Cannot Kill David Arquette MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
SUN / August 30
  2020 MTV VMAs SPECIAL Music/Live event MTV, tbd
If a band performs in front of no audience, does it make a sound?
Love Fraud MINISERIES Trailer Reality Showtime 9p
Rescheduled from May 2020.
  Renovation, Inc. NEW Reality HGTV, 8p
  Secrets in the Woods MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Top Gear Reality BBC America, 8p
MON / August 31
  The 93 Victims of Samuel Little MINISERIES Reality ID, 9p
  This Joka With Will Smith NEW Comedy Quibi
  Planet Earth: A Celebration SPECIAL Documentary BBC America, 8p
It's a clip show, albeit one with a bit of new narration and some new music.
  Wireless NEW Drama Quibi

September premieres

TUE / September 1
  The 2nd MOVIE Trailer Action/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest MOVIE Horror/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
Blood Quantum MOVIE Horror ($) Rent/Buy
Children of the Sea MOVIE Trailer Animation/Family ($) Buy
  Ghosted: Love Gone Missing Reality MTV, 9p
  A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio MOVIE Trailer Horror/Anthology ($) Rent/Buy
  Robin's Wish MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
Documentary focuses on the final days in the life of comedian Robin Williams.
The Shadow of Violence MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  Supernanny Reality Lifetime, 8p
  Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
  Widow's Point MOVIE Horror/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
WED / September 2
  The Butcher Baker: Mind of a Monster SPECIAL Reality ID, 9p
THU / September 3
A.P. Bio Trailer Comedy Peacock
The canceled NBC sitcom moves to the new Peacock streaming service for an all-new third season. All eight episodes will be available to stream at once (and Peacock will also have the first two seasons if you need to catch up).
  Buried in the Backyard Reality Oxygen, 8p
  My Feet Are Killing Me: First Steps NEW Reality TLC, 10:30p
  Pimple Popper: Before the Pop NEW Reality TLC, 10p
  Raised by Wolves NEW Trailer Drama/Sci-fi HBO Max
Originally developed for TNT, this HBO Max original sci-fi series marks the American TV directorial debut for Ridley Scott. He directs the first two episodes of a 10-episode season set on a mysterious planet where androids are tasked with raising human children in a colony that is being torn apart by religious differences. The series comes from screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) and stars Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Amanda Collin, and Abubakar Salim.
  The Serial Killer Among Us: Phillip Jablonski SPECIAL Reality ID, 9p
  The Sounds NEW Trailer Drama Acorn TV
  Young Wallander NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
This new six-episode, English-language adaptation of Henning Mankell's detective novels stars Adam Pålsson as a 20-something version of title character as he investigates his first case in present-day Sweden.
FRI / September 4
Away NEW Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Netflix
Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights), Matt Reeves (Felicity), and Andrew Hinderaker (Penny Dreadful) combine for a 10-episode Netflix drama series depicting the first manned mission to Mars, based loosely on a recent Esquire story by Chris Jones. Hilary Swank heads the cast as the astronaut in charge of the year-long international mission, while Josh Charles plays her husband (and NASA engineer) left behind on Earth to care for their teenage daughter. Ed Zwick directs the pilot.
The Boys Trailer Drama Prime Video
Three episodes stream today, and one additional new episode will be added each Friday through October 9. A new Aisha Tyler-hosted aftershow, Inside the Boys, also streams with each episode.
  BTK: Chasing a Serial Killer SPECIAL Reality ID, 9p
  Critical Thinking MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  Guest House MOVIE Trailer Comedy ($) Rent/Buy
Warning: Contains Pauly Shore.
I'm Thinking of Ending Things MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller Netflix
The first film from writer-director Charlie Kaufman since 2015's Anomalisa is an adaptation of Iain Reid's novel starring Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis.
Lost Girls & Love Hotels MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent
Alexandra Daddario, Takehiro Hira, and Carice van Houten star in an adaptation of Catherine Hanrahan's novel about an American teacher seeking escape in Tokyo's nightlife scene.
  Measure for Measure MOVIE Drama ($) Rent/Buy
Mulan MOVIE Action-adventure ($) Buy (Disney+)
Niki Caro (Whale Rider, The Zookeeper's Wife) directs a live-action remake of Disney’s 1998 animated film, originally scheduled for a March theatrical release. The PG-13-rated film stars Liu Yifei in the title role of the daughter who masquerades as a man to take the place of her ailing father when the Emperor of China orders that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army. Donnie Yen, Gong Li, Jason Scott Lee, Jet Li, and Tzi Ma also star. In addition to opening in theaters today (if any still exist), the film is available to purchase on Disney+ for a $29.99 charge (on top of the monthly subscription charge).
  The Owners MOVIE Trailer Horror/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  Still Here MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
SAT / September 5
  A Chance in the World MOVIE Drama Bounce, 7p ET
SUN / September 6
Power Book II: Ghost NEW Trailer Drama Starz, 9p
The first of four planned spinoffs from the recently concluded Starz original series Power stars Mary J. Blige, Method Man, Sherri Saurn, Shane Johnson, Naturi Naughton, and Michael Rainey Jr, and picks up the action just days after the events of the Power finale. Subsequent episodes will air Sundays at 8p.
  Uncensored Reality TV One, 10p
  Undercover Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
MON / September 7
  Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne SPECIAL Trailer Reality A&E, 9p
  Devil's Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren SPECIAL Reality Travel, 9p
  Jade Eyed Leopard SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo WILD, 8p
  Killing Michael Jackson SPECIAL Reality Bounce, 8p ET
TUE / September 8
  Biography: I Want My MTV SPECIAL Reality A&E, 9p
  Retaliation MOVIE Trailer Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
WED / September 9
  Brother vs. Brother Reality HGTV, 9p
Woke NEW Trailer Comedy Hulu
Lamorne Morris (New Girl) stars in this timely comedy about a Black cartoonist living in San Francisco who has an encounter with cops that changes his life. The semi-autobiographical series from real-life cartoonist Keith Knight (The K Chronicles) mixes some animated sequences with live action.
THU / September 10
  Bin Laden's Hard Drive SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo, 9p
Julie and the Phantoms NEW Comedy/Musical Netflix
High School Musical director Kenny Ortega returns with a new musical series for Netflix about a high school singer who rekindles her love of music after being approached by the ghosts of three dead '90s pop stars. It's based on a Brazilian series.
  NFL Kickoff 2020 (NBC Sunday Night Football) Sports/Live event NBC 8:20p ET
  Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life! NEW Trailer Reality WE, 10p
Rescheduled from July.
FRI / September 11
  The Duchess NEW Comedy Netflix
I Am Woman MOVIE Trailer Drama/Music ($) Rent
Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Hotel Mumbai) stars as singer Helen Reddy in a biopic from director Unjoo Moon.
  Spy Cat MOVIE Animation/Family ($) Rent
SAT / September 12
  Coastal Elites MOVIE Comedy HBO 8p
Jay Roach directs a pandemic-set, home-filmed comedy starring Issa Rae, Bette Midler, Kaitlyn Dever, Dan Levy, and Sarah Paulson.
  Wonderstruck - Animal Babies MINISERIES Documentary/Nature BBC America, 8p
SUN / September 13
  Judgment With Ashleigh Banfield NEW Reality Court TV, 8p ET
  Our Cartoon President Animation/Comedy Showtime 8:30p
  Van der Valk NEW Trailer Drama PBS 9p
Marc Warren stars as the titular detective in the latest adaptation of Nicolas Freeling's crime novels, with the story transported to present-day Amsterdam (well, pre-pandemic Amsterdam, at least). It airs as part of Masterpiece.
MON / September 14
  Enslaved MINISERIES Documentary Epix, 10p
  Monday Night Football Sports/Live event ESPN, 7:15p ET
The Third Day MINISERIES Trailer Drama HBO 9p
Rescheduled from May 2020. Co-produced by the UK's Sky, this six-part limited series is divided into two sections: "Summer" and "Winter." The former tells the story of Sam (Jude Law), who finds himself drawn to a mysterious and isolated island off the British coast whose inhabitants are determined to preserve their traditions "at any cost," while the latter centers Helen (Naomie Harris), whose arrival on the same island throws its future into question. Emily Watson, Katherine Waterston, and Paddy Considine also star.
We Are Who We Are MINISERIES Trailer Drama HBO 10p
A coming of age tale from Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino, this eight-episode drama follows an American teenage boy (Jack Dylan Grazer) who moves with his two mothers (Alice Braga, Chloë Sevigny) to Italy and begins a relationship with an American girl—and another with an older male solider on the miltary base where he is residing.
WED / September 16
  Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p
Rescheduled from April and moved to Nashville. Keith Urban hosts.
Archer Trailer Animation/Comedy FXX 10p
Rescheduled from May 2020. Season 11, which returns to the show's core premise after Sterling Archer finally awakens from a coma, features guest appearances from Simon Pegg and Jamie Lee Curtis. Each episode will stream on Hulu the following day.
The Devil All the Time MOVIE Drama/Thriller Netflix
Director Antonio Campos (Christine) enlists an all-star ensemble cast (including Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgard, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, Sebastian Stan, Robert Pattinson, Haley Bennett, Mia Wasikowska, and Eliza Scanlen) for an adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock's Southern Gothic novel that unfolds in Ohio and West Virginia from the end of WWII into the 1960s.
THU / September 17
Departure MINISERIES Drama Peacock
Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer head the cast of this Canadian conspiracy thriller about a missing commercial airliner, which makes its American debut on Peacock.
  Dragon's Dogma NEW Anime Netflix
FRI / September 18
All In: The Fight for Democracy MOVIE Documentary Prime Video
  Alone MOVIE Trailer Horror/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
Antebellum MOVIE Trailer Horror/Thriller/Comedy ($) Rent
Janelle Monae heads the cast of a thriller from Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz that was originally intended to be released in theaters this spring. (Instead, it's now headed straight to VOD.)
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous NEW Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
  A Long Way Up NEW Reality Apple TV+
  Murder in the Woods MOVIE Horror ($) Rent/Buy
PEN15 Trailer Comedy Hulu
The critically acclaimed "teen" comedy (with two of the teens played by the show's adult creators, Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine, to wonderful results) returns for a second season that will be split in two parts, with seven of the 14 episodes held back until 2021.
Ratched NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
Already renewed for a second season, the latest Netflix series from Ryan Murphy serves as a prequel to the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (and Ken Kesey's novel), with Sarah Paulson starring as a younger version of the character Nurse Mildred Ratched (a role originated by Oscar-winner Louise Fletcher in the movie). The creepy 1947-set drama also stars Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Sharon Stone, Corey Stoll, Finn Wittrock, and Vincent D'Onofrio.
  Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs MOVIE Animation/Family ($) Rent/Buy
  Teenage Badass MOVIE Trailer Comedy ($) Rent/Buy
SUN / September 20
  72nd Primetime Emmy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC 8p ET
Will this be the first awards ceremony hosted from Jimmy Kimmel's linen closet? Only time will tell.
  Last Tango in Halifax Drama PBS 8p
MON / September 21
Filthy Rich NEW Trailer Drama Fox 9p
Delayed from the 2019-20 season, this soapy drama from writer-director Tate Taylor (The Help) is adapted from a New Zealand series of the same name. Rich follows a wealthy Southern family famed for founding a Christian television network. When the family patriarch suddenly (possibly?) dies in a plane crash, the surviving family members are shocked to discover that his will includes three illegitimate children. Kim Cattrall and Gerald McRaney head the cast.
L.A.'s Finest Drama Fox 8p
Broadcast premiere of the first season of the cop drama that previously streamed to Spectrum cable subscribers in 2019.
  Like, Share, Dimelo NEW Talk Fuse, 11p
WED / September 22
  Jay Sebring...Cutting to the Truth MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
  Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
THU / September 24
  India From Above SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo WILD, 9p
FRI / September 25
  All Roads to Pearla MOVIE Drama/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
  Misbehaviour MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent
  Rogue Warfare: Death of a Nation MOVIE Trailer Action ($) Rent/Buy
Secret Society of Second Born Royals MOVIE Trailer Comedy/Adventure/Family Disney+
  Tehran NEW Foreign/Drama Apple TV+
The hit Israeli political thriller about a Mossad agent serving undercover in Iran comes to Apple TV+. Three of the eight episodes stream today, and the others will follow one per week each Friday.
A Wilderness of Error MINISERIES Trailer Documentary FX 8p
This five-part adaptation of Errol Morris's true-crime book examines the case of Army surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald, who was convicted—possibly wrongly—for murdering his family. Morris appears in the series but does not direct. Three episodes air back-to-back-to-back tonight, with two more due next week.
SUN / September 27
  Bless the Harts Animation/Comedy Fox 8:30p
  Bob's Burgers Animation/Comedy Fox 9p
The Comey Rule MINISERIES Trailer Drama Showtime 9p
Jeff Daniels stars as former FBI director James Comey in a two-part, four-hour miniseries that recounts the events preceding and following the 2016 election as recounted in Comey's memoir, A Higher Loyalty. Billy Ray (Shattered Glass) writes and directs a cast that also includes Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump, Peter Coyote as Robert Mueller, Michael Kelly as Andrew McCabe, Holly Hunter as Sally Yates, William Sadler as Michael Flynn, Jonathan Banks as James Clapper, Joe Lo Truglio as Jeff Sessions, and Scoot McNairy as Rod Rosenstein. Part two airs tomorrow at the same time.
  Family Guy Animation/Comedy Fox 9:30p
Fargo Trailer Drama FX 10p
Rescheduled from April 2020. The long-awaited fourth season of Noah Hawley's Coens-influenced anthology finally arrives today, nearly three and a half years after the season 3 premiere. By now, you know the drill: You're looking at an entirely new story, characters, and setting—in this case, Kansas City in 1950, home to warring crime syndicates, one run by Italian immigrants, the other by African Americans. What hasn't changed is that the cast is terrific. Chris Rock gets top billing in a season that also includes Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, Uzo Aduba, Timothy Olyphant, Jack Huston, Jessie Buckley, Glynn Turman (playing a character named "Doctor Senator," which can't possibly be bad), Amber Midthunder, and musician Andrew Bird. Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight, and each episode will also stream on Hulu the following day.
  iHeartRadio Music Festival SPECIAL Music CW 8p
Continues tomorrow night at the same time.
  The Simpsons Animation/Comedy Fox 8p
TUE / September 29
  Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
The two remaining candidates battle to become the final president of the United States.
WED / September 30
  Blood on the Wall MOVIE Trailer Documentary Nat Geo, 9p

October premieres

FRI / October 2
  After We Collided MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  A Call to Spy MOVIE Trailer Drama ($) Rent/Buy
  Monsterland NEW Drama/Horror/Fantasy/Anthology Hulu
Hulu's eight-episode anthology adapts short stories from Nathan Ballingrud’s book North American Lake Monsters. The ensemble includes Taylor Schilling, Mike Colter, Kaitlyn Dever, Hamish Linklater, Bill Camp, Kelly Marie Tran, Jonathan Tucker, and Nicole Beharie.
  The Real Black Panther SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo, 10p
SUN / October 4
Britannia Drama/Fantasy Epix, 9p
The historical fantasy series moves from Amazon's Prime Video to Epix for its second season.
The Comedy Store MINISERIES Documentary Showtime 10p
Five-part series examines the history of the famed Los Angeles comedy club.
  Flesh and Blood NEW Trailer Drama PBS 9p
Imelda Staunton, Stephen Rea, and Russell Tovey head the cast of this four-part Masterpiece mystery series
The Good Lord Bird MINISERIES Trailer Drama Showtime 9p
Reschuled from spring and then summer. Albert Hughes (replacing Anthony Hemingway, who left the project due to scheduling conflicts) directs this delayed 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.
  The Walking Dead Drama/Horror AMC 9p
The postponed season 10 finale finally airs, though season 11 won't arrive until sometime next year. (Expect six bonus episodes to make it worth the wait.)
The Walking Dead: The World Beyond NEW Trailer Drama/Horror AMC 10p
Rescheduled from April 2020. The latest Walking Dead spinoff follows a new set of characters who are all part of the generation born after the start of the zombie menace. The series is designed to run for just two seasons unlike the other Walking Dead shows, which refuse to end.
MON / October 5
  Soulmates NEW Drama/Sci-fi/Anthology AMC 10p
Recently renewed for a 2nd season, this six-episode anthology series from Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein (adapting their own short film For Life) is set 15 years in the future, when new technology allows every person on the planet to know the identity of their soulmate. Each episode will find a different set of characters dealing with the repercussions of this breakthrough in a different way. Season 1 stars include Shamier Anderson, Malin Akerman, Betsy Brandt, Kingsley Ben-Adir, David Costabile, Charlie Heaton, and Sarah Snook.
  Tell Me More With Kelly Corrigan NEW Talk PBS 9p
TUE / October 6
  neXt NEW Trailer Drama Fox 9p
Originally ordered for the 2019-20 season but held back on the slim chance a global pandemic would bring about the end of all scripted television production in 2020, this sci-fi thriller comes from writer Manny Coto (Dexter, 24) and directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love). Next—make that neXt, because, you know, sci-fi!—is set in a not-too-distant present where a powerful A.I. developed by a Silicon Valley pioneer (Mad Men's John Slattery) goes rogue, posing a threat to the world. Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley, and Eve Harlow also star.
WED / October 7
  Books of Blood MOVIE Horror/Anthology Hulu
  Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones MINISERIES Animation/Sci-fi/Drama BBC America, 8p
Originally broadcast in 1967, the eighth story in the fourth season of Doctor Who has been lost to time, with video from four of the six episodes presumed destroyed. But audio recordings from every episode remain, and those have now been paired with new animation to present the story in its entirety. The project comes to BBC America today after airing in the UK in March.
  Vice Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
  Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth MOVIE Documentary HBO 9p
FRI / October 9
  PBS Kids Talk About: Race and Racism SPECIAL Talk PBS tbd
SAT / October 10
  Eli Roth's History of Horror Documentary AMC 10p
SUN / October 11
  Fear the Walking Dead Trailer Drama/Horror AMC 9p
TUE / October 13
  Seized MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller ($) Rent/Buy
WED / October 14
  2020 CMT Music Awards SPECIAL Live event CMT, tbd
Rescheduled from July.
  The Baroness von Sketch Show Comedy IFC, tbd
THU / October 15
  Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
Star Trek: Discovery Drama/Sci-fi CBS All Access
FRI / October 16
Marvel's Helstrom NEW Trailer Drama/Horror Hulu
Marvel's latest TV venture is a horror series starring Elizabeth Marvel (no relation) as the institutionalized mother of two adult children (Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon) with superpowers who moonlight as demon hunters, drawing on their backgrounds as the offspring of Satan. All 10 episodes stream today.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 MOVIE Drama/Thriller Netflix
Originally headed to theaters this fall (until, you know), this now Netflix-exclusive drama written and directed by Aaron Sorkin examines the notorious 1968 Democratic National Convention that resulted in the arrest and trial of a group of protesters including Tom Hayden and Abbie Hoffman. Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Rylance, Michael Keaton, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Jeremy Strong star.
SAT / October 17
  Photo Ark SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo WILD, 10p
MON / October 19
  Independent Lens Documentary PBS 10p
TUE / October 20
  The Mothman Legacy MOVIE Documentary ($) Rent/Buy
WED / October 21
Rebecca MOVIE Drama/Thriller Netflix
Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise) directs Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, and Sam Riley in an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel (previously adapted for the big screen by Alfred Hitchcock).
THU / October 22
  Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
SUN / October 25
The Undoing MINISERIES Trailer Drama HBO 9p
Rescheduled from May 2020. Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley returns to HBO—and reunites with star Nicole Kidman—for a six-episode adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s 2014 novel You Should Have Known, a psychological thriller about a therapist, wife, and mother (Kidman) who, on the cusp of a major success, finds herself plunged into a crisis triggered by a violent death. Susanne Bier (The Night Manager) directs every episode of the series, which also stars Hugh Grant, Donald Sutherland, Lily Rabe, Edgar Ramirez, and Noah Jupe.
THU / October 29
  Deutschland 89 Foreign/Drama Sundance, 11p

November premieres

SUN / November 1
  Dying to Be Famous: The Ryan Singleton Mystery MINISERIES Reality Bounce, 9p ET
  Roadkill NEW Drama PBS 9p
Hugh Laurie stars as a troubled politician in a British political thriller written by David Hare and airing on Masterpiece.
WED / November 4
  The A Word Drama Sundance, 11p
SAT / November 7
  2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony SPECIAL Music HBO 8p ET
Rescheduled from May. In lieu of the standard live broadcast of the induction ceremony—which won't be happening as normal this year—you'll get a taped special honoring this year's class, which includes The Doobie Brothers, T Rex, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, and The Notorious B.I.G.
WED / November 11
  Coded Bias MOVIE Trailer Documentary ($) Virtual theaters
  Eater's Guide to the World NEW Reality Hulu
FRI / November 13
  Alex Rider NEW Trailer Drama IMDb TV
  I Am Greta MOVIE Documentary Hulu
SUN / November 15
  2020 People's Choice Awards SPECIAL Live event E!, 9p
The Reagans MINISERIES Documentary Showtime 8p
Matt Tyrnauer (Where's My Roy Cohn?) directs a four-part look at Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
WED / November 18
  No Man's Land NEW Drama Hulu
Hulu's eight-episode drama series is set in Syria during the current civil war, where it follows a French man searching for his missing sister with the help of an all-female unit of Kurdish soldiers. The international cast includes Félix Moati, Mélanie Thierry, and James Purefoy.
FRI / November 20
  Animaniacs NEW Animation/Family Hulu
The Steven Spielberg-produced 1990s animated series gets a Hulu reboot that will bring 13 new episodes today and a second season sometime in 2021. Returning characters including Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, as well as Pinky and the Brain, all voinced by the original actors.
  Collective MOVIE Foreign/Documentary ($) Rent
SUN / November 22
  2020 American Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music ABC 8p
  Belushi MOVIE Documentary Showtime 9p
FRI / November 27
  Zappa MOVIE Documentary ($) Rent

December premieres

SUN / December 13
Tiger MINISERIES Documentary/Sports HBO tbd
HBO's two-part look at tthe life of Tiger Woods (based on the book by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian) concludes on Sunday, December 20.
SUN / December 20
  March of the Polar Bears SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo WILD, 8p

2021 premieres

FRI / January 1, 2021
  Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller NEW Reality Nat Geo, tbd
SUN / January 3
Elizabeth Is Missing NEW Trailer Drama PBS 9p
Masterpiece miniseries stars Glenda Jackson as a woman who must overcome her own dementia to solve the mysterious disappearance of her friend. British critics raved about the series when it aired in the UK in 2020.
SUN / January 31
  63rd Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p ET
SUN / February 7
  Super Bowl LV SPECIAL Sports/Live event CBS tbd
TUE / February 16
  The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song MINISERIES Documentary PBS 9p
SUN / February 28
  93rd Annual Golden Globe Awards SPECIAL Live event NBC tbd
Rescheduled from January.
SUN / March 7
  2021 Critics Choice Awards SPECIAL Live event CW tbd
Rescheduled from January.
SUN / March 14
  27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards SPECIAL Live event tbd
Rescheduled from January.
SUN / April 18
  56th Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music CBS 8p
THU / April 22
  Secrets of the Whales MINISERIES Documentary/Nature Nat Geo, tbd
SAT / April 24
  Film Independent Spirit Awards SPECIAL Live event tbd
Rescheduled from February.
SUN / April 25
  93rd Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd
Rescheduled from February.
FRI / July 23
  2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony SPECIAL Live event NBC tbd
Rescheduled from 2020.

2022 premieres

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

 

 

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Comments (242)

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    Hate the new look, no mention of pacific times if different

  • asmanraj  

    Season 3 of Channel Zero starts 2/7/18.

  • DANCRIS5451  

    where are the thanksgiving movies

  • DANCRIS5451  

    You need to fix ch 158 christmas schedule and get rid of the tbd dates.

  • JasonPaulIrvine  

    The Last OG on TBS has been delayed until 2018 (not premiering tonight 10/24)

  • jahjahbinks420  

    travelers season 2 is out monday oct 16 on showcase

  • Mourad  

    Thanks for this helpful page. You have "Superstition" premiering tonight Oct. 6th 10PM however SyFy shows on it's website the date to be Oct 20th. I thought you should know. Cheers

  • lilsocki05  

    Ugh. I wish this premiere date was available in print format.. I would love to get a copy so I can add it to my calendar.

  • cameronan8168  

    Channel Zero season 2 is 9/20/17.

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