2019-20 Fall/Winter TV Premiere Calendar

  • Publish Date: August 12, 2019
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This is the permanent home of our TV premiere calendar. Bookmark this page; we'll update it daily throughout the year. Updated November 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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FRI / November 15
  Avlu: The Yard Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Christmas a la Mode MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  The Club NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  A Daughter's Plan to Kill MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
Dollface NEW Trailer Comedy Hulu
Kat Dennings plays a woman attempting to reconnect with her female friends after getting dumped by a longtime boyfriend in a comedy series that also stars Shay Mitchell, Esther Povitsky, and Brenda Song. All 10 episodes stream today.
Earthquake Bird MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller Netflix
  GO!: The Unforgettable Party SPECIAL Foreign/Family Netflix
  A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  House Arrest MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  I'm With the Band: Nasty Cherry NEW Trailer Reality/Music Netflix
Six-part series follows the Charli XCX-formed, all-female pop band Nasty Cherry.
Klaus MOVIE Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman, Joan Cusack, Norm Macdonald, and Will Sasso head the voice cast of this Netflix animated holiday film.
  Llama Llama Animation/Family Netflix
The Man in the High Castle Trailer Sci-fi/Drama Prime Video
  One Fine Christmas MOVIE Drama OWN, 9p
  Pariah: The Lives and Deaths of Sonny Liston MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Sports Showtime 9p
  The Toys That Made Us Reality Netflix
SAT / November 16
  Christmas in Louisiana MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Double Holiday MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  My Sister's Deadly Secret MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  Sesame Street Family HBO 9a
SUN / November 17
  America in Color Documentary Smithsonian, 8p
  Britain in Color NEW Documentary Smithsonian, 9p
  The Christmas Club MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Christmas Cupcakes MOVIE Drama UP, 7p
The Crown Trailer Drama Netflix
The third season of the Netflix drama series spans the years 1964-77 (covering both terms of Prime Minister Howard Wilson) and finds Oscar winner Olivia Colman taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy. Tobias Menzies similarly assumes the role of Prince Philip from Matt Smith, while Princess Margaret is now played by Helena Bonham Carter. Ben Daniels and Emerald Fennell also join the cast.
  Good Eats: Thanksgiving Special SPECIAL Reality Food, 8p
  Macy's Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 10p
  Mr. Pickles Animation/Comedy Adult Swim, midnight
  Random Acts of Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
Ray Donovan Trailer Drama Showtime 8p
  Write Before Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
MON / November 18
  Blind Date NEW Reality Bravo, 11:30p
Reboot of the dating series that first launched in 1999.
  Fatal Attraction Reality TV One, 9p
  Hometown Horror NEW Reality Travel, 9p
  Love It or List It Reality HGTV, 9p
  Secrets Reality Smithsonian, 8p
TUE / November 19
Ernie & Joe MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO 9p
  Iliza Shlesinger: Unveiled SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Netflix
  Moonshiners Reality Discovery, 9p
  No Time for Shame (No hay tiempo para la verguenza) NEW Foreign/Reality Netflix
WED / November 20
  Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator MOVIE Trailer Documentary Netflix
  Democratic Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event MSNBC, 9p ET
In a special holiday episode, the candidates learn the true meaning of Christmas.
  Lorena, la de pies ligeros MOVIE Foreign/Documentary Netflix
Mad About You MINISERIES Trailer Comedy Spectrum
This limited series revival of the NBC sitcom (which last aired in 1999) finds Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt reprising their roles as the Buchmans. Spectrum cable subscribers can catch the first six episodes today on demand, with the remaining six arriving on December 18. Everyone else can pretend this doesn't exist.
THU / November 21
  Cheat NEW Trailer Drama Sundance Now
  The Knight Before Christmas MOVIE Trailer Rom-com Netflix
Self-explanatory holiday movie (obviously, it's about a time-traveling medieval knight who falls in love with a high school teacher in 2019 Ohio) stars Emmanuelle Chriqui, Vanessa Hudgens, and Josh Whitehouse.
  Mortel NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama/Fantasy Netflix
No Activity Comedy CBS All Access
  Our Christmas Love Song MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
FRI / November 22
The Accident NEW Trailer Drama Hulu
Four-episode drama dealing with a tragic event in Wales comes from the team behind National Treasure and Kiri (and may in fact be listed in some places as a third season of National Treasure). Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) and Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen) star.
  Carole's Christmas MOVIE Drama OWN, 9p
  Christmas Under the Stars MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Costume Quest Christmas Special SPECIAL Animation/Family Prime Video
  Dino Girl Gauko NEW Foreign/Animation/Family Netflix
Dolly Parton's Heartstrings NEW Trailer Drama/Music Netflix
Each episode in this eight-part Netflix anthology series takes its story from a Dolly Parton song (including "Jolene" and "Sugar Hill") and will feature a different cast and setting, though Parton will appear in multiple episodes (and introduce every one). The series will also feature Parton's music, with a combination of new and classic tunes. Cast members include Melissa Leo, Kathleen Turner, Ginnifer Goodwin, Gerald McRaney, Julianne Hough, Kyle Bornheimer, Camryn Manheim, Timothy Busfield, and Delta Burke.
  The Dragon Prince Trailer Animation Netflix
  The Feed NEW Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Prime Video
Ten-episode adaptation of Nick Clark Windo's novel is set in a near future where high-tech implants allow human brains to have direct connections to the internet. David Thewlis, Guy Burnet, Nina Toussaint-White, and Michelle Fairley star.
  Guy's Thanksgiving Hotline SPECIAL Reality/Live event Food, 9p ET
  High Seas Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Holly Hobbie Trailer Family Hulu
  The Magical Christmas Shoes MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Mon frère MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Nailed It! Holiday! SPECIAL Trailer Reality competition Netflix
  Narcoworld: Dope Stories Reality Netflix
  Nobody's Looking NEW Foreign/Comedy Netflix
  Ready for War MOVIE Trailer Documentary Showtime 9p
  Singapore Social NEW Trailer Foreign/Reality Netflix
  Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Animation/Family Netflix
SAT / November 23
  The Disappearance of the Millbrook Twins SPECIAL Reality Oxygen, 7p
  Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special HBO 10p
  My Husband's Secret Twin MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  Picture a Perfect Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Turkey Drop MOVIE Drama Freeform, 9p
Sadly, it's not an adaptation of the classic WKRP episode, but it is a holiday movie starring Cheryl Hines and Olivia Holt.
  Twinkle All the Way MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
SUN / November 24
  2019 American Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music ABC 8p
  Christmas 9 to 5 MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  A Christmas Recipe for Romance MOVIE Drama UP, 7p
  Garth Brooks: The Road I'm On SPECIAL Documentary A&E, 9p
  Slow Burn NEW Reality Epix, 10p
MON / November 25
  Balthazar NEW Foreign/Drama Acorn TV
  Check Inn to Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  College Behind Bars MINISERIES Trailer Documentary PBS 9p
Lynn Novick directs a four-part look at convicts attempting to earn college degrees while in prison. Two episodes air tonight, and the remaining two air tomorrow at 9p.
  Wrap Battle NEW Reality competition Freeform, 9p
TUE / November 26
  Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry SPECIAL Music NBC 9p
  A Gift to Remember 2 MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Sports HBO 10p
  Mike Birbiglia: The New One SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Netflix
  Super Monsters Save Christmas SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
  True: Winter Wishes SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
WED / November 27
  Broken NEW Trailer Reality Netflix
  The Great Food Truck Race: Holiday Hustle Reality competition Food, 10p
  Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  A Very Vintage Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
THU / November 28
  A Christmas Wish MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Holiday Rush MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
  Levius NEW Trailer Anime Netflix
Merry Happy Whatever NEW Trailer Comedy Netflix
Dennis Quaid heads the cast of this eight-episode, Christmas-themed family comedy series (which could return for future seasons based on different holidays) from Tucker Cawley (Everybody Loves Raymond).
  Mytho NEW Foreign/Comedy/Drama Netflix
  Outrageous Holiday Houses SPECIAL Reality HGTV, 11p
  Santa's Baking Blizzard NEW Reality competition Food, 9p
Servant NEW Trailer Drama Applet TV+
A couple (Toby Kebbell, Lauren Ambrose) replace their dead newborn baby with a creepy lifelike doll in this Apple original series from producer M. Night Shyamalan. Rupert Grint and Nell Tiger Free also star.
  The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration SPECIAL Special ABC 8p
  Write Before Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
FRI / November 29
  Baking Christmas MOVIE Drama OWN, 9p
  Chip and Potato Animation/Family Netflix
  Christmas at the Plaza MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  The Christmas Wish MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
Harley Quinn NEW Trailer Animation DC Universe
Kaley Cuoco heads the voice cast of the streaming service's latest original series.
  The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show SPECIAL Trailer Variety Prime Video
  La Reina del Sur Foreign/Drama Netflix
  The Movies That Made Us NEW Reality Netflix
  Penn & Teller: Merry Fool Us SPECIAL Reality CW 9p
  Staging Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Sugar Rush Christmas SPECIAL Trailer Reality competition Netflix
SAT / November 30
  Christmas in Rome MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Merry Liddle Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p

December premieres

SUN / December 1
Brain Games Reality Nat Geo, tbd
Keegan-Michael Key hosts a celebrity-filled, eight-episode revival of the Nat Geo series.
  Christmas Chalet MOVIE Drama UP, 7p
  Christmas Town MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Holiday Gingerbread Showdown Reality competition Food, 10p
  Holiday Wars NEW Reality competition Food, 9p
  Lost Kingdom of the Black Pharaohs SPECIAL Reality Science, 9p
  Midsomer Murders Drama Acorn TV
  You Light Up My Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
Fun fact: There may be 472 new Christmas movies airing this year, but this is the only one featuring the surviving original cast of The Facts of Life.
MON / December 2
  The Great Christmas Light Fight Reality competition ABC 8p
Making It Reality competition NBC 10p
A holiday-themed second season will air nightly this week from Monday-Thursday and next week from Monday-Wednesday.
  Team Kaylie Family/Comedy Netflix
TUE / December 3
  24/7: Kelly Slater SPECIAL Documentary/Sports HBO 9p
  Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special SPECIAL Trailer Variety ABC 8p
  CMA Country Christmas SPECIAL Variety ABC 9p
  How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming SPECIAL Animation/Family NBC 8:30p
One Day at Disney NEW Trailer Reality Disney+
A mostly short-form, 52-episode series (though today's debut is feature-length) goes behind the scenes to focus on creative talent at the Walt Disney Company.
  Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
WED / December 4
  87th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center SPECIAL Special NBC 8p
  Alaskan Bush People Reality Discovery, 8p
  Black Ink Crew: Chicago Reality VH1, 8p
  Expedition Bigfoot NEW Reality Travel, 10p
  Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas MOVIE Drama Freeform, 9p
  Man vs. Bear NEW Reality Discovery, 9p
  The Moodys MINISERIES Trailer Comedy Fox 9p
This six-episode adaptation of the Australian comedy miniseries A Moody Christmas follows the holiday gathering of a dysfunctional Chicago family. Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins head a cast that also includes Jay Baruchel, Francois Arnaud, and Chelsea Frei.. If successful, The Moodys and its cast could return with additional installments in the future that focus on other family events (think weddings, funerals, family vacations, etc.). Two episodes air back-to-back tonight, with the remaining four airing next Monday and Tuesday.
Toast of London Trailer Comedy IFC, midnight
The acclaimed British comedy series starring Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows) as an eccentric stage actor makes its American debut on IFC, which will air all three six-episode seasons (and, conceivably, the fourth season, should it ever get made). The first season will air this month on a two-episodes-per-week schedule, followed by seasons 2 and 3 next year.
Vikings Trailer Drama History, 9p
THU / December 5
  A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby MOVIE Rom-com Netflix
  Ex on the Beach: Peak of Love Trailer Reality MTV, 9p
  Project Runway Reality competition Bravo, 9:30p
  Same Time, Next Christmas MOVIE Drama ABC 9p
Tell Me a Story Trailer Drama CBS All Access
The season 2 cast includes Carrie-Anne Moss, Paul Wesley, Odette Annable, and Matt Lauria, who feature in this season's takes on fairy tales such as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty.
  This Time of Year MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  V Wars NEW Drama/Sci-fi/Horror Netflix
Ian Somerhalder heads the cast of this 10-episode adaptation of Jonathan Maberry's vampire comics.
FRI / December 6
  Astronomy Club NEW Full sketch Comedy Netflix
New sketch comedy series featuring the titular New York improv group is produced by Kenya Barris (black-ish).
  Bill Burr Presents Jessica Kirson: Talking to Myself SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Comedy Central Midnight
  Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma SPECIAL Clip Comedy special Showtime 11p
  In the Long Run Comedy Starz, 10p
  Joe Pera Talks With You Trailer Comedy Adult Swim, midnight
  Magic for Humans [Holiday special] SPECIAL Reality/Comedy Netflix
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Trailer Comedy/Drama Prime Video
Reprisal NEW Trailer Drama Hulu
Abigail Spencer (Timeless) plays a woman seeking revenge after being left for dead in this "hyper-noir" thriller from Josh Corbin (StartUp). All 10 episodes stream today.
  Spirit Riding Free: The Spirit of Christmas SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
  A Storybook Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Time for You to Come Home for Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
Truth Be Told NEW Trailer Drama Apple TV+
Apple's 10-episode thriller is an adaptation of Kathleen Barber's true-crime novel Are You Sleeping from Justified writer Nichelle Tramble Spellman. Reese Witherspoon is among the producers, while Serial host Sarah Koenig serves as a consultant on the series, which finds Octavia Spencer playing the host of a popular true-crime podcast who investigates the murder of the father of twin daughters (Lizzy Caplan in a dual role) and the man who may have been wrongfully convicted of the crime (Aaron Paul). Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Annabella Sciorra, and Ron Cephas Jones also star.
SAT / December 7
  A Christmas Love Story [Hallmark Hall of Fame] MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Christmas Unleashed MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Criminal Confessions Reality Oxygen, 6p
  Dan Soder: Son of a Gary SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special HBO 10p
  He's Out to Get You MOVIE Drama LMN, 8p
  Homicide for the Holidays Reality Oxygen, 7:30p
  Mistletoe & Menorahs MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 6p
SUN / December 8
  Aerial America Reality Smithsonian, 9p
  AFV: America, This Is You! SPECIAL Reality ABC 8p
You're the red, white and blue.
  Christmas at Dollywood MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Christmas in Paris MOVIE Drama UP, 7p
  Dear Santa, I Need a Date MOVIE Drama TV One, 7p
  Grounded for Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Kids Baking Championship: North Pole Edition Reality competition Food, 8p
The L Word: Generation Q NEW Trailer Drama Showtime 10p
Follow-up to the 2004-09 drama series The L Word returns cast members Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey, who are joined by new characters played by Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Rosanny Zayas, and more.
  The Lost Women of NXIVM SPECIAL Reality ID, 9p
Work in Progress NEW Trailer Comedy Showtime 11p
This eight-episode comedy series comes from Chicago comedians Abby McEnany and Tim Mason and director Lilly Wachowski (here serving as co-writer and producer) and centers on a middle-aged lesbian (McEnany) who gives herself 180 days to fix her life, and may have found a way to do just that with a new relationship. Julia Sweeney also stars. An early (pre-Showtime) pilot made a positive impression when it debuted at Sundance early this year.
MON / December 9
  The Art Detectives Reality Acorn TV
  Diesel Brothers Reality Discovery, 8p
  Dirty Mudder Truckers Reality Discovery, 9p
  Family Reunion: A Family Reunion Christmas SPECIAL Trailer Comedy Netflix
  The Heart Guy Drama Acorn TV
TUE / December 10
  Belichick & Saban: The Art of Coaching MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Sports HBO 9p
  Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways SPECIAL Reality NBC 8p
Three-part special continues on Wednesday and Thursday at the same time.
THU / December 12
  Christmas in Montana MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
FRI / December 13
6 Underground MOVIE Trailer Action/Thriller Netflix
Michael Bay directs Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, and Dave Franco in a Netflix thriller about a global team of secretive billionaire vigilantes.
  88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade SPECIAL Special CW 8p
  Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Christmas Stars MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Disney Channel Holiday Party @ Walt Disney World SPECIAL Special Disney, 8p
The Expanse Trailer Sci-fi/Drama Prime Video
Marvel's Runaways Trailer Drama Hulu
SAT / December 14
  Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  A Christmas Winter Song MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Matchmaker Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 6p
SUN / December 15
  42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors SPECIAL Special CBS tbd
This year's honorees include Saly Field, Linda Ronstadt, Michael Tilson Thomas, Sesame Street, and the band Earth, Wind & Fire.
  Alice in Christmasland MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  The Christmas Caroler Challenge NEW Reality competition CW 8p
  Rediscovering Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Snowbound for Christmas MOVIE Drama UP, 7p
MON / December 16
  Good Trouble Holiday Special Drama Freeform, 9p
  Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2019 SPECIAL Special CW 9p
  Laurel Canyon MINISERIES Documentary Epix, 9p
  Love & Hip Hop: New York Reality VH1, 8p
  A Very Brady Renovation: Holiday Edition SPECIAL Reality HGTV, 10p
TUE / December 17
  Dogs of the Year SPECIAL Special CW 8p
  Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America! SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
WED / December 18
  Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times' SPECIAL Comedy ABC tbd
  Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 2019 SPECIAL Reality CW 9p
THU / December 19
  2020 Miss America Competition SPECIAL Live event NBC 8p
  Democratic Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event PBS tbd
  iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019 SPECIAL Music CW 8p
  An Unforgettable Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
FRI / December 20
  The Christmas Temp MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  A Family Christmas Gift MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Global Citizen Prize SPECIAL Special NBC 8p
  In the Long Run: Christmas Special SPECIAL Comedy Starz, 10p
  Trending Fear NEW Reality Travel, 11p
The Witcher NEW Trailer Drama/Fantasy Netflix
Henry Cavill stars as monster hunter Geralt of Rivia in this series adaptation of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's epic fantasy novels, previously adapted into a widely praised videogame series. Expect some new characters who have never appeared in print or in the games as well as a bathtub scene which most certainly does appear in the most recent game. All eight episodes stream today, and the show has already been renewed for a 2nd season.
SAT / December 21
  Battle of the Christmas Movie Stars SPECIAL Reality Lifetime, 11a
  Christmas Hotel MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Christmas Love Letter MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 6p
  It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Ultimate Hanukkah Challenge NEW Reality competition Food, 9p
SUN / December 22
  Christmas Wedding Runaway MOVIE Drama UP, 7p
  A Date by Christmas Eve MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Holiday Date MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  A Home for the Holidays With Idina Menzel SPECIAL Variety CBS 9p
MON / December 23
  Food Network Challenge Reality competition Food, tbd
Ian Ziering hosts a reboot of the competition series which last aired in 2011.
  The Victorian House of Arts & Crafts NEW Reality Acorn TV
TUE / December 24
  Baby in a Manger MOVIE Drama UP, 7p
Lost in Space Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Netflix
WED / December 25
  Murdoch Mysteries Drama Acorn TV
  Three Days of Christmas MINISERIES Foreign/Drama Netflix
  When Calls the Heart Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
THU / December 26
You Drama Netflix
The Lifetime drama series starring Penn Badgley moves to Netflix for a Los Angeles-set second season that adds Victoria Pedretti and Charlie Barnett to the cast.
FRI / December 27
  Popstar's Best of 2019 SPECIAL Special CW 9p
SAT / December 28
  New Year, New Me MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
SUN / December 29
  Cake-Off: New Year's Eve SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 9p
Dare Me NEW Trailer Drama USA, 10p
Adaptation of Megan Abbott's book is set in the world of competitive high school cheerleading.
Flirty Dancing NEW Reality Fox 8p
Adaptation of British format is a blend of a dating show and dancing. Another episode airs Wednesday at 8p (the show's regular timeslot).
MON / December 30
  Alexa & Katie Family/Comedy Netflix
  The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened NEW Trailer Anime Netflix
TUE / December 31
  NBC New Year's Eve Special SPECIAL Special/Live event NBC 10p
  A Toast to 2019! SPECIAL Special NBC 8p

2020 premieres

WED / January 1, 2020
  Almost Family Drama Fox 9p
  Supernanny Reality Lifetime, 10p
THU / January 2
Deputy NEW Trailer Drama Fox 9p
Castle writer Will Beall, who created the recent (not so good) TV adaptation of Training Day, returns with another law enforcement drama series. This one follows the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department—specifically, a man (Stephen Dorff) who gets the department's top job after the death of the former sheriff thanks to "an arcane rule forged back in the Wild West." (We're assuming that rule is "Finders Keepers.") David Ayer (Suicide Squad) directs the pilot and is also a producer on the series.
Last Man Standing Comedy Fox 8p
Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight, the former Friday show's new night.
FRI / January 3
Anne With an E Family/Drama Netflix
SUN / January 5
  77th Annual Golden Globe Awards SPECIAL Live event NBC 8p ET
Ricky Gervais hosts.
MON / January 6
  America's Got Talent: The Champions Reality competition NBC 8p
  The Bachelor Reality competition ABC 8p
Manifest Drama NBC 10p
TUE / January 7
  Ellen's Game of Games Game show NBC 8p
  FBI Drama CBS 9p
FBI: Most Wanted NEW Drama CBS 10p
Fulfilling the TV axiom that says every Dick Wolf series gets a spinoff, Most Wanted first debuted as a backdoor pilot on the April 2nd episode of Wolf's FBI. The spinoff will center on the FBI division charged with tracking down the criminals on the Bureau's "most wanted" list (in case that show title didn't make this crystal clear already). Julian McMahon, Kellan Lutz, Nathaniel Arcand, Roxy Sternberg, and Keisha Castle-Hughes star. (Alana De La Garza was originally set to move from the main series to Most Wanted but will now remain where she is on FBI, though she will guest occasionally on the new show.)
  Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back Reality Fox 9p
  The Haves and the Have Nots Drama OWN, 9p
  Ink Master Reality competition Paramount, 10p
  NCIS Drama CBS 8p
  The Resident Drama Fox 8p
  Schitt's Creek Comedy Pop, 9p
  Vanderpump Rules Reality Bravo, 9p
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist NEW Drama NBC 10p
[Special sneak preview tonight; the official debut is February 16.] The rare network show to start with a "Z," Zoey is a magical realist drama from Austin Winsberg (Jake in Progress, The Sound of Music Live!) and producer Paul Feig. Jane Levy stars as a "whip-smart" San Francisco-based coder who suddenly gains the ability to hear the thoughts and desires of people around her through—wait for it—song. Is it a blessing? A curse? Well, that depends on how good the songs are. Lauren Graham, Skylar Astin, Mary Steenburgen, Peter Gallagher, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, and Andrew Leeds fill out the cast.
WED / January 8
  Criminal Minds Drama CBS 9p
Special two-hour premiere.
Party of Five NEW Trailer Drama Freeform, tbd
Reboot of the 1990s series of the same name (which ran for six seasons on Fox) offers a timely take on the story of five children who must support each other after they lose their parents—in this case, because their parents are deported to Mexico. The first half of tonight's two-episode debut will also be available to stream one week early (on Jan. 1) via Freeform's app and website and Hulu.
  Undercover Boss Reality CBS 8p
THU / January 9
  Very Cavallari Reality E!, 9p
FRI / January 10
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector NEW Drama NBC 8p
Russell Hornsby (of Grimm and the just-canceled Proven Innocent) heads the cast of this series adaptation of Jeffery Deaver's novel The Bone Collector, which was previously made into a not all that good 1999 film. He plays Lincoln Rhyme, a former forensic specialist with the NYPD who was forced to retire when an encounter with a serial killer left him paralyzed. But he is brought back in when a young detective (Arielle Kebbel of Midnight, Texas) has a lead on the same killer. Michael Imperioli, Brían F. O'Byrne, Brooke Lyons, and Tate Ellington also star. The adaptation comes from relative newcomer Mark Bianculli and former Justified writer/producer V.J. Boyd. Note that The Blacklist will go on a brief hiatus to make way for this newcomer, which runs until March.
SUN / January 12
  25th Annual Critics Choice Awards SPECIAL Live event CW 7p
  The Outsider NEW Trailer Drama/Horror HBO 9p
HBO's 10-episode adaptation of Stephen King's 2018 horror novel stars Ben Mendelsohn as a detective investigating the brutal murder of an 11-year-old boy found in the Georgia woods. Jason Bateman, Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine, and Julianne Nicholson also star. Two episodes air back-to-back tonight.
Sanditon MINISERIES Trailer Drama PBS 9p
Jane Austen's unfinished final novel set in a seaside village comes to the small screen in an adaptation from Andrew Davies (Les Misérables, Mr. Selfridge). Rose Williams, Theo James, Anne Reid, Kris Marshall, and Crystal Clarke star.
MON / January 13
  Meet the Frasers NEW Trailer Reality E!, 10p
WED / January 15
  Good Trouble Drama Freeform, 10p
  S.W.A.T. Drama CBS 10p
THU / January 16
Everything's Gonna Be Okay NEW Trailer Comedy Freeform, 8:30p
  grown-ish Comedy Freeform, 8p
SAT / January 18
Seven Worlds, One Planet MINISERIES Documentary/Nature BBC America, 9p
The latest stunningly photographed nature series narrated by David Attenborough follows recent hits Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II. Shot across all seven continents, the seven-part series will be simulcast on Sundance, AMC, and IFC.
SUN / January 19
9-1-1: Lone Star NEW Trailer Drama Fox 10p ET / 7p PT
Rob Lowe and Liv Tyler head the cast of this 9-1-1 spinoff set in Austin, Texas. The special two-night premiere begins tonight immediately after the NFC Championship game (on both coasts) and concludes tomorrow at 8p.
MON / January 20
  Carter Drama/Comedy WGN, 10p
  Prodigal Son Drama Fox 9p
  Street Outlaws: Fastest in America NEW Reality competition Discovery, 8p
TUE / January 21
  DC's Legends of Tomorrow Drama CW 9p
THU / January 23
  The Bold Type Drama Freeform, 9p
Outmatched NEW Comedy Fox 8:30p
Fox's lone new live-action sitcom this season comes from LA→Vegas creator Lon Zimmet and centers on a blue-collar couple (Jason Biggs, Maggie Lawson) living in South Jersey. Together, they are trying to raise four kids—three of whom are "certified geniuses," whatever that means.
Star Trek: Picard NEW Trailer Drama/Sci-fi CBS All Access
Patrick Stewart returns as Starfleet's greatest captain (hey, we're just stating facts) in a new series that picks up over two decades after the events of Star Trek: The Next Generation and its various film spinoffs. Filling out the main cast are Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, and Harry Treadaway, but you'll also see some familiar faces from TNG (and Voyager), including Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes (who also directs several episodes), Marina Sirtis, and Jeri Ryan. Novelist Michael Chabon is among the writers and serves as showrunner for the 10-episode season, which is not a miniseries and could continue with additional seasons.
FRI / January 24
Shrill Comedy Hulu
SUN / January 26
  62nd Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p ET
Alicia Keys returns as host.
THU / January 30
  The Good Place Comedy/Special NBC 8:30p
Special 90-minute series finale includes an expanded final episode as well as an after-show hosted by Seth Meyers.
FRI / January 31
  BoJack Horseman Animation/Comedy Netflix
SUN / February 2
The Masked Singer Reality Fox 10:30p ET
The show's third season debuts nationwide immediately following coverage of the Super Bowl.
  Super Bowl LIV SPECIAL Sports/Live event Fox tbd
WED / February 5
  LEGO Masters NEW Reality competition Fox 9p
Brad Pitt-produced crafting competition (an adaptation of a UK series) finds 12 teams of two working exclusively in the medium of LEGO. Will Arnett hosts.
THU / February 6
  Brooklyn Nine-Nine Comedy NBC 8p
Special one-hour season premiere; subsequent episodes will air at 8:30p on Thursdays.
  Carol's Second Act Comedy CBS 9:30p
Indebted NEW Comedy NBC 9:30p
This single-camera full-house comedy stars Adam Pally and Abby Elliott as a young married couple raising a pair of kids. Suddenly, they find themselves forced to take in his parents (Fran Drescher and Steven Weber) after they run into major debt problems. The series comes from The Goldbergs and Mulaney writer Dan Levy.
Katy Keene NEW Trailer Drama CW 8p
The CW's final newcomer this season is a Greg Berlanti-produced spinoff from Riverdale focusing on four twentysomethings pursing fame in New York City. Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale stars as the title character, an aspiring fashion designer who befriends Riverdale character and would-be singer-songwriter Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray, who is leaving Riverdale as a result). Jonny Beauchamp and Julia Chan play the other two young artists in their orbit. Expect Katy Keene to have a much lighter tone than its sister show—and, since Keene takes place about five years after Riverdale, don't expect any crossovers between the two shows (though producers aren't ruling out showing glimpses of one or more Riverdale characters as they would appear five years later).
  Mom Comedy CBS 9p
Tommy NEW Trailer Drama CBS 10p
The latest CBS crime procedural stars Edie Falco as a New York cop who moves to the opposite (and, objectively, better) coast to become the LAPD's first female chief of police. The series comes from Paul Attanasio (Bull, Homicide: Life on the Street) and also stars Michael Chernus, Thomas Sadoski, and Adelaide Clemens.
  The Unicorn Comedy CBS 8:30p
  Young Sheldon Comedy CBS 8p
FRI / February 7
  Blue Bloods Drama CBS 10p
  Hawaii Five-0 Drama CBS 9p
Moves to a new time period.
  MacGyver Drama CBS 8p
SUN / February 9
  92nd Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd
Homeland Drama Showtime 9p
Kidding Trailer Comedy Showtime 10p
WED / February 12
  Survivor Reality competition CBS 8p
Special two-hour premiere.
  To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You MOVIE Drama Netflix
FRI / February 14
High Fidelity NEW Comedy/Drama Hulu
Originally ordered for Disney+ but moved to the older-skewing Hulu, this series adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel (previously adapted into a 2000 feature film by Stephen Frears) stars Zoe Kravitz as a gender-reversed version of the book's main character, an obsessive record store owner who revisits five of her exes on a quest for self-improvement. Jake Lacy, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, and David H. Holmes also star. All 10 episodes stream today.
SUN / February 16
Duncanville NEW Animation/Comedy Fox 8:30p
Taking over for Bless the Harts for the remainder of the current season is another new animated comedy, this one from the Parks and Recreation team of Amy Poehler and Mike Scully (along with Julie Thacker Scully, who has worked on The Simpsons). It follows the adventures of a "spectacularly average" 15-year-old boy named Duncan, voiced by Poehler. Rashida Jones, Ty Burrell, and Wiz Khalifa fill out the main voice cast, while the animation comes from Bento Box, the studio behind Fox's Bob’s Burgers.
  God Friended Me Drama CBS 8p
  Good Girls Drama NBC 10p
The Good Lord Bird MINISERIES Drama Showtime 10p
Albert Hughes (replacing Anthony Hemingway, who left the project due to scheduling conflicts) directs this eight-episode adaptation of the award-winning novel by James McBride about 19th century abolitionist John Brown, played by Ethan Hawke. Daveed Diggs (playing Frederick Douglass), Lodge 49's Wyatt Russell, David Morse, Steve Zahn, Orlando Jones, and Ellar Coltrane also star.
  NCIS Los Angeles Drama CBS 9p
  NCIS New Orleans Drama CBS 10p
Moves to a new time period.
Outlander Trailer Drama Starz, tbd
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist NEW Drama NBC 9p
The rare network show to start with a "Z," Zoey is a magical realist drama from Austin Winsberg (Jake in Progress, The Sound of Music Live!) and producer Paul Feig. Jane Levy stars as a "whip-smart" San Francisco-based coder who suddenly gains the ability to hear the thoughts and desires of people around her through—wait for it—song. Is it a blessing? A curse? Well, that depends on how good the songs are. Lauren Graham, Skylar Astin, Mary Steenburgen, Peter Gallagher, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, and Andrew Leeds fill out the cast.
MON / February 24
  The Voice Reality competition NBC 8p
WED / February 26
  SEAL Team Drama CBS 9p
MON / March 9
Cosmos: Possible Worlds MINISERIES Documentary Nat Geo, tbd
Delayed follow-up to the 2014 Cosmos reboot is again hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. The series will also air on Fox during the summer.
MON / March 16
  Roswell, New Mexico Drama CW 9p
  Supernatural Drama CW 8p
The series moves to a new timeslot for its final few months, concluding with the series finale on May 18.
SUN / April 5
  55th Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music CBS 8p
World on Fire MINISERIES Trailer Drama PBS 9p
Seven-part Masterpiece drama is set across five countries (England, France, Germany, Poland, and the United States) during WWII. Helen Hunt, Sean Bean, Lesley Manville, Blake Harrison, and Jonah Hauer-King head the cast.
WED / April 29
  2020 Billboard Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music NBC 8p
SUN / June 7
  74th Annual Tony Awards SPECIAL Live event CBS 8p
SUN / September 27
  Impeachment: American Crime Story MINISERIES Drama FX tbd
The third season of Ryan Murphy's anthology is set during the later years of the Bill Clinton administration and focuses on the Monica Lewinsky scandal. The real-life Lewinsky serves as a producer and will be played in the series by Booksmart's Beanie Feldstein, while Sarah Paulson plays Linda Tripp and Annaleigh Ashford is Paula Jones. Jeffrey Toobin's best-seller A Vast Conspiracy serves as the source material.
TUE / September 29
  Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
WED / October 7
  Vice Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
THU / October 15
  Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET
THU / October 22
  Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event tbd, 9p ET

2021 premieres

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

2022 premieres

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



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Comments (211)

  • Clod12  

    The Casagrandes debuts on Nickelodeon on 14-Oct.

  • Iwatchtvalot  

    Teen Mom 2 - Tuesday - Mtv

  • Sjberke  

    Also Sanditon (from Jane Austen’s last unfinished novel) starting Sunday, January 13, 2020.

  • Sjberke  

    PBS just put The Press on the Masterpiece schedule starting Sunday, October 6.

  • blarpisblarp  

    All New
    Holmes & Holmes
    September 4 @ 9/8c
    On the the American DIY Channel

  • sevendays  

    Bachelor in Paradise doesn't start until 8/5.

  • DeePlorable  

    The Man In The High Castle returns to Prime on November 15th and the Expanse returns to Prime on December 13th.

  • DeePlorable  

    Mindhunter returns to Netflix August 16th.

  • LigeiaTepes  

    Little Women: LA returns july 25th

  • tzr916  

    INSTINCT on CBS premieres on June 30, not June 16.

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