2020 TV Premiere Calendar

  • Publish Date: December 23, 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 February 21

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 / February 21
Babies NEW Trailer Documentary Netflix
Gentefied NEW Trailer Drama/Comedy Netflix
Bilingual dramedy focusing on a Mexican-American family in L.A.'s Boyle Heights neighborhood is produced by America Ferrera (who also directs) and Wilmer Valderrama.
  Glitch Techs NEW Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
  Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost Mine Reality Discovery, 9p
  Haunting in the Heartland NEW Reality Travel, 10p
Hunters NEW Trailer Red-band trailer Drama Prime Video
Al Pacino may be one letter short of an EGOT, but the E isn't what's missing. (Hint: It's time to hit the recording studio.) Nevertheless, Hunters marks the stage and screen star's first regular TV series role. Created by newcomer David Weil and produced by Jordan Peele, the 10-episode thriller tells the story of a group of Nazi hunters in late-1970s New York City who uncover a conspiracy to create a "Fourth Reich" in America. Logan Lerman, Josh Radnor, Saul Rubinek, Carol Kane, Jerrika Hinton, and Lena Olin also star.
The Last Thing He Wanted MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller Netflix
Dee Rees (Mudbound) directs an adaptation of the Joan Didion novel about a political journalist in 1984 who is pulled too deep into a story she is investigating relating to the Iran-Contra scandal. The big-name cast includes Anne Hathaway, Willem Dafoe, Ben Affleck, Rosie Perez, Mel Rodriguez, Toby Jones, and Edi Gathegi. Despite the big names involved, critics clearly disliked the film when it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last month.
  Puerta 7 NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Trailer Animation/Sci-fi Disney+
The animated series moves from Cartoon Network (and Netflix) to Disney's streaming service for its seventh and final season.
  System Crasher MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  This Week at the Comedy Cellar Comedy/Reality Comedy Central 11p
  Yeh Ballet MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
SAT / February 22
  51st NAACP Image Awards SPECIAL Special BET, 8p
  Love in Store MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
  Up and Vanished NEW Reality Oxygen, 7p
  Whitmer Thomas: The Golden One SPECIAL Comedy special HBO 10p
SUN / February 23
  Autopsy: The Last Hours of Alan Thicke SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 8p ET
  Ballmastrz: 9009 Trailer Animation/Comedy Adult Swim, midnight
Better Call Saul Trailer Drama AMC 10p
Subsequent episodes will air Mondays at 9p, beginning tomorrow night.
  The Breakfast Club: Behind Closed Doors SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 9p ET
  Disney Fam Jam NEW Trailer Reality competition Disney, 8:25p
  Food Paradise Reality Cooking, 10p ET
  Naked and Afraid Reality Discovery, 8p
  Riddled With Deceit: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Rise of the Supercarrier Reality Smithsonian, 9p
  The Rookie Drama ABC 10p
  Secrets of the Zoo Reality Nat Geo Wild, 9p
  Talking Dead Talk AMC 11p
  Unsung Music/Documentary TV One, 10p
The Walking Dead Opening scene Drama/Horror AMC 9p
  When Calls the Heart Drama Hallmark, 8p
  When Hope Calls Drama Hallmark, 9p
Cable TV premiere of the first season of the streaming series.
MON / February 24
  Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier SPECIAL Documentary Smithsonian, 8p
  Little Big Shots Reality NBC10p
Special season preview. The series moves to Sundays at 8p beginning March 1st.
  The Voice Reality competition NBC 8p
TUE / February 25
  Democratic Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event CBS tbd
Series finale. Joe Biden asks a woman to silence her chicken, but it turns out to be a baby. Pete Buttigieg reveals a snow globe that suggests the entire election season has taken place within his imagination. Elizabeth Warren wakes up next to special guest star Suzanne Pleshette.
  Man v Food Reality Cooking, 10p ET
  Pete Davidson: Alive From New York SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Netflix
WED / February 26
  Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love Reality Lifetime, 10p
Moves to Lifetime from FYI.
I Am Not Okay With This NEW Trailer Comedy/Drama Netflix
Supernatural teen drama is an adaptation of the Charles Forsman graphic novel from Jonathan Entwistle (The End of the F***ing World) and the producers of Stranger Things.
It's Personal With Amy Hoggart NEW Comedy truTV, 10p
The Full Frontal correspondent attempts to help real people solve everyday problems despite not having "a license, PhD, or any actual qualifications whatsoever."
  SEAL Team Drama CBS 9p
  Shark Tank: Greatest of All Time SPECIAL Reality ABC 10p
  The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez MINISERIES Trailer Documentary Netflix
THU / February 27
Altered Carbon Trailer Sci-fi/Drama Netflix
Anthony Mackie takes over from Joel Kinnaman as Takeshi Kovacs in the second season of the sci-fi series based on Richard K. Morgan's novels.
  Followers NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Jersey Shore Family Vacation Reality MTV, 8p
  Live PD Reality A&E, 9p
  Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution MOVIE Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
FRI / February 28
All the Bright Places MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
Ell Fanning and Justice Smith head the cast of this Netflix feature film adaptation of the YA novel by Jennifer Niven. Brett Haley (Hearts Beat Loud) directs.
  Babylon Berlin Foreign/Drama Netflix
  The Endless Trench MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Formula 1: Drive to Survive Trailer Reality/Sports Netflix
  Queen Sono NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Restaurants on the Edge NEW Reality Netflix
RuPaul's Drag Race Trailer Reality competition VH1, 8p
  RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked Reality VH1, 9:30p
Shop Class NEW Trailer Reality competition Disney+
  Unstoppable NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
SAT / February 29
  Dying to Be You MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Fire Fight Australia SPECIAL Music Fox 11p
  Tyler Perry's Young Dylan NEW Comedy Nickelodeon, 8:30p
  The Unexplained Reality History, 9p

March premieres

SUN / March 1
  Bar Rescue Reality Paramount, 10p
Dispatches From Elsewhere NEW Trailer Opening scene Drama AMC 10p
Jason Segel returns to television for the first time since How I Met Your Mother with this mysterious anthology series which he also created and produces. The 10 hourlong episodes find four ordinary people challenged to uncover a mystery hiding within their city (Philadelphia)—a concept based loosely on the real-life, San Francisco-based alternate reality game called Games of Nonchalance. Sally Field, Andre 3000, Richard E. Grant, and Eve Lindley also star. Another new episode airs Monday night at 10p, the show's regular timeslot going forward.
  Go! Go! Cory Carson Animation/Family Netflix
  Secrets of the Zoo: Down Under NEW Reality Nat Geo Wild, 10p
MON / March 2
Breeders NEW Trailer Comedy FX 10p
A co-production with the UK's Sky, this FX comedy series about parenthood comes from Simon Blackwell (a writer on Veep and Peep Show), Chris Addison (a director on Veep), and Martin Freeman (a Hobbit). The latter stars alongside Back to Life creator/star Daisy Haggard. Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight, and each episode will also stream on Hulu the following day.
TUE / March 3
  Empire Trailer Drama Fox 9p
  Master Distiller NEW Trailer Reality competition Discovery, 10p
  Reasonable Doubt Reality ID, 10p
  Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Netflix
WED / March 4
Dave NEW Trailer Comedy FXX 10p
Comedian/rapper Lil Dicky (aka Dave Burd) stars as a version of himself—playing a suburban 20-something who is convinced he is going to become one of the all-time great rappers—in a new series that he created alongside The League's Jeff Schaffer. Kevin Hart is also among the producers. Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight, and each episode will also stream on Hulu the following day.
  The Deed: Chicago Reality CNBC, 10p
  Tournament of Champions NEW Reality competition Food, 10p
  Vice News Tonight Newsmagazine Vice TV, 8p
The former HBO series moves to the cable network formerly known as Viceland, where it will air four nights a week in a new live, hourlong format.
  Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda SPECIAL Reality/Live event ABC 8p
THU / March 5
Better Things Trailer Comedy FX 10p
Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight, and each episode will also stream on Hulu the following day.
  The Busch Family Brewed NEW Reality MTV, 9p
Cake Animation/Comedy FXX 10p
Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight, and each episode will also stream on Hulu the following day.
  Castlevania Trailer Animation Netflix
Devs MINISERIES Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Hulu
If an FX series isn't on FX, is it still an FX series? In an attempt to make the streaming wars as confusing as possible, Disney has decided that some FX titles will now be available exclusively on Hulu and never air on FX. (But they are not Hulu shows—let's get that straight.) Up first among these "FX on Hulu" exclusives is this mysterious tech thriller from Ex Machina writer-director Alex Garland. Nick Offerman, Sonoya Mizuno, Zach Grenier, Jin Ha, and Alison Pill star in a story about a software engineer who suspects that her tech company employer may be responsible for the death of her boyfriend. Garland wrote and directed all eight episodes. Two of them stream today, with the remaining six arriving one per week.
  Flipping 101 w/ Tarek El Moussa NEW Reality HGTV, 9p
  Mighty Little Bheem: Festival of Colors SPECIAL Family/Foreign Netflix
  Vegas Chef Prizefight NEW Reality competition Food, 10p
FRI / March 6
Amazing Stories NEW Trailer Drama/Anthology/Sci-fi Apple TV+
One of the very first projects announced for Apple's streaming service was this reboot of the Twilight Zone-influenced 1985 Steven Spielberg anthology series that was first developed for NBC (home of the original). The new version comes from producers and Once Upon a Time veterans Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (replacing Bryan Fuller, the original showrunner who left due to creative differences—i.e., and unwillingness to bend to Apple's preferences for family-friendly fare) and will include stand-alone episodes directed by Mark Mylod, Michael Dinner, and more. Stars include Josh Holloway, Dylan O'Brien, Sasha Alexander, Kerry Bishé, Edward Burns, and Robert Forster (in his final performance). Five episodes debut today, with five more to come at a later date.
  Guilty MOVIE Drama Netflix
Hillary MINISERIES Trailer Documentary Hulu
Four-part series traces the life and career of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  I Am Jonas MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Into the Dark: Crawlers MOVIE Horror Hulu
The Most Dangerous Animal of All MINISERIES Documentary FX 10p
A man goes searching for the father that abandoned him as a small child—only to discover evidence suggesting that his father may have been the infamous Zodiac Killer. This four-part docuseries is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Gary L. Stewart. Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight, and each episode will also stream on Hulu the following day.
  Paradise PD Trailer Animation/Comedy Netflix
  The Protector Foreign/Drama/Fantasy Netflix
Spenser Confidential MOVIE Trailer Action/Comedy Netflix
Peter Berg directs a Netflix feature based on the book series created by Robert B. Parker (though this film is actually derived from the Ace Atkins-penned Wonderland) which previously spawned the TV series Spenser: For Hire. Mark Wahlberg heads a cast that also includes Alan Arkin, Winston Duke, Iliza Shlesinger, Bokeem Woodbine, and Marc Maron.
  Steven Universe Animation/Family Cartoon, 7p
  The Trade Trailer Documentary Showtime tbd
  Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City MOVIE Foreign/Thriller Netflix
  Ugly Delicious Reality Netflix
ZeroZeroZero MINISERIES Trailer Drama Prime Video
Amazon's delayed eight-part adaptation of Robert Saviano's novel traces the global cocaine trade by following one shipment on its journey around the world (including stops in Mexico, Italy, Morocco, the U.S., and Senegal). The series comes from some of the team behind Gomorrah and stars Andrea Riseborough, Gabriel Byrne, and Dane DeHaan.
SAT / March 7
  Critter Fixers: Country Vets NEW Reality Nat Geo Wild, 10p
  Love Goals NEW Trailer Reality OWN, 9p
SUN / March 8
  The Facts of Life: Behind Closed Doors SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 9p ET
  Family Karma NEW Reality Bravo, 9p
  Ride With Norman Reedus Trailer Reality AMC Midnight
  Rob Riggle: Global Investigator NEW Reality Discovery, 10p
  Sitara: Let Girls Dream MOVIE Family/Drama/Short Netflix
MON / March 9
  Blood Trailer Drama Acorn TV
Cosmos: Possible Worlds MINISERIES Documentary Nat Geo, 8p
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, in case you don't have the energy to try to figure out where Nat Geo is in your cable guide.
  Spring Baking Championship Reality competition Food, 9p
Temple NEW Trailer Drama Spectrum
TUE / March 10
  Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal SPECIAL Family/Interactive Netflix
  If Loving You Is Wrong Drama OWN, 10p
  Marc Maron: End Times Fun SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
  Women of Troy MOVIE Trailer Sports/Documentary HBO 9p
USC's dominating women's basketball team of the mid-1980s (led by Cheryl Miller) is the subject of a documentary directed by Alison Ellwood (American Jihad) and produced by Bill Simmons.
WED / March 11
  The Circle: Brazil NEW Foreign/Reality Netflix
  Dirty Money Documentary Netflix
  Eating History NEW Reality History, 10p
  Jessy & Nessy NEW Animation/Family Prime Video
  On My Block Drama/Comedy Netflix
  The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team NEW Reality/Sports Prime Video
THU / March 12
  Hospital Playlist NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka NEW Trailer Reality WE, 10p
FRI / March 13
  100 Humans NEW Reality Netflix
  Beastars NEW Anime Netflix
  Bloodride NEW Foreign/Horror/Anthology Netflix
  Élite Foreign/Drama Netflix
Flack Comedy Pop, 10p
Daniel Dae Kim, Sam Neill, and Martha Plimpton join the Anna Paquin-led dark comedy series (about a PR firm that guides celebrities through crises) for its second season. The entire six-episode season will be available to stream tonight in addition to airing weekly on Pop.
  Go Karts MOVIE Family/Drama Netflix
  Gold Rush: Parker's Trail Reality Discovery, 8p
  Kingdom Foreign/Drama Netflix
The Pale Horse MINISERIES Trailer Drama Prime Video
Amazon's latest Agatha Christie adaptation is a two-parter from the BBC that stars Rufus Sewell, Kaya Scodelario, Bertie Carvel, Sean Pertwee, Poppy Gilbert, and Henry Lloyd-Hughes.
  Portals to Hell Reality Travel, 9p
Stargirl MOVIE Trailer Drama Disney+
America's Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal makes her acting debut in this feature adaptation of the novel by Jerry Spinelli from Fast Color director Julia Hart.
  The Valhalla Murders NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Women of the Night NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
SAT / March 14
  Cold Justice Reality Oxygen, 6p
  More Women of a Certain Age SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Showtime 10p
SUN / March 15
Black Monday Trailer Comedy Showtime 10p
Two new episodes air back-to-back each week. Guests for this second season include June Diane Raphael, Dulé Hill, and Patrick Fabian.
  Buddy vs. Duff Reality competition Food, 9p
  House of Horrors: The Friends Speak SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 9p ET
  The Wall Game show NBC7p
Westworld Trailer Drama/Sci-fi HBO 9p
The long-awaited third season leaves the theme park for a future Los Angeles and finds Aaron Paul, Lena Waithe, Kid Cudi, Vincent Cassel, Michael Ealy, John Gallagher Jr., Tommy Flanagan, and NFL star Marshawn Lynch joining the cast. The season will run for just eight episodes.
  World of Weapons NEW Reality Smithsonian, 9p
MON / March 16
  The Boss Baby: Back in Business Animation/Family Netflix
  Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta Reality VH1, 8p
My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name Trailer Foreign/Drama HBO 10p
The second season of HBO's acclaimed Italian-language drama is based on the second book in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan coming-of-age series.
The Plot Against America MINISERIES Trailer Drama HBO 9p
David Simon's latest HBO project is a six-part adaptation of Philip Roth's 2004 novel that imagines an alternate American history in which Charles Lindbergh is elected president in 1940, leading America on a path toward facism. Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Morgan Spector, and Zoe Kazan head the cast.
  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.
TUE / March 17
  Bert Kreischer: Hey Big Boy SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
  Niall Ferguson’s Networld NEW Trailer Documentary PBS 8p
  Shaun the Sheep: Adventures From Mossy Bottom NEW Animation/Family Netflix
  Supermarket Stakeout Reality competition Food, 10p
WED / March 18
Brockmire Trailer Comedy IFC, 10p
Little Fires Everywhere MINISERIES Trailer Drama Hulu
Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington produce and star in an eight-episode adaptation of Celeste Ng's 2017 best-seller that also features Joshua Jackson and Rosemarie DeWitt. Lynn Shelton is among the directors.
Motherland: Fort Salem NEW Trailer Drama Freeform, 9p
Freeform's supernatural drama series presents an alternate-history version of present day America in which witches really did exist in colonial times—and went on to become the new nation's most fearsome soldiers. Now, they harness their powers to fight terrorist threats.
  True Terror With Robert Englund NEW Reality Travel, 10p
THU / March 19
  After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News MOVIE Documentary HBO 9p
  Altered Carbon: Resleeved MOVIE Anime Netflix
  Feel Good NEW Trailer Comedy Netflix
Canadian comedian Mae Martin plays a version of herself as she attempts to blend sobriety, a relationship with a new girlfriend, and life in London.
  Ruthless NEW Drama BET+
Melissa L. Williams stars in a spinoff from Tyler Perry's streaming series The Oval.
  Top Chef Reality competition Bravo, 10p
FRI / March 20
  Archibald's Next Big Thing Animation/Family Netflix
Big Time Adolescence MOVIE Trailer Red-band trailer Comedy Hulu
Pete Davidson heads the cast of this 2019 Sundance-screened comedy, which debuts as a Hulu exclusive today after a very limited one-week theatrical run.
  Buddi NEW Animation/Family Netflix
Blow the Man Down MOVIE Trailer Drama/Comedy/Thriller Prime Video
Reminding many observers at its Tribeca premiere last year of the work of the Coen brothers, the debut feature from the duo of Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy (who won the festival's best screenplay award) is a darkly comedic thriller focusing on a murder in a seaside New England town. The film boasts a strong female-led cast that includes Sophie Lowe, Morgan Saylor, Margo Martindale, Annette O'Toole, and June Squibb.
  Dino Girl Gauko Animation/Family Netflix
  Great Performances: TurandotSPECIAL Trailer Music PBS 9p
  Greenhouse Academy Family/Drama Netflix
  The Letter for the King NEW Family/Fantasy Netflix
  A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story MOVIE Documentary/Sports Netflix
  Maska MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  The Platform MOVIE Foreign/Thriller Netflix
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker MINISERIES Drama Netflix
Octavia Spencer stars in a four-part biopic about Sarah Breedlove, whose rags to riches story found her as one of the early 20th century's only female African-American millionaires. Tiffany Haddish, Blair Underwood, Garrett Morris, Bill Bellamy, and Carmen Ejogo also star.
  Tiger King NEW Reality Netflix
  Ultras MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
SAT / March 21
  Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet Reality Nat Geo Wild, 8p
SUN / March 22
  Pretty Woman: Behind Closed Doors SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 9p ET
  Spy Wars With Damian Lewis NEW Reality Smithsonian, 8p
MON / March 23
  Freud NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  The Hidden Kingdoms of China NEW Reality Nat Geo Wild, 9p
  Sol Levante MOVIE Anime/Short Netflix
TUE / March 24
One Day at a Time Comedy Pop, 9:30p
The critically acclaimed sitcom moves from Netflix to Pop for its fourth season. Ray Romano guests.
WED / March 25
  CMT Crossroads: Halsey & Kelsea Ballerini SPECIAL Music CMT, 10p
Crip Camp MOVIE Documentary Netflix
  Curtiz MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Humboldt: Epic Explorer MOVIE Documentary Smithsonian, 8p
  The Occupant (Hogar) MOVIE Foreign/Thriller Netflix
  YooHoo to the Rescue Animation/Family Netflix
THU / March 26
  7SEEDS Anime Netflix
  The Great Food Truck Race Reality competition Food, 9p
  Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections MOVIE Documentary HBO 9p
  Tacoma FD Trailer Comedy truTV, 10p
  Unorthodox NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
FRI / March 27
  Car Masters: Rust to Riches Reality Netflix
  The Decline MOVIE Foreign/Drama/Thriller Netflix
  Dragons: Rescue Riders: Hunt for the Golden Dragon SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
  Il processo NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
Making the Cut NEW Reality competition Prime Video
Former Project Runway hosts Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum move to Amazon's Prime Video for a similar fashion competition series, with a few tweaks: The competition will split time between New York, Paris, and Tokyo, and each episode's winning look will be immediately available to purchase on Amazon. Two episodes stream each week for five weeks.
Ozark Drama Netflix
  True: Wuzzle Wegg Day SPECIAL Animation/Family Netflix
Uncorked MOVIE Drama Netflix
Courtney B. Vance, Matt McGorry, and Niecy Nash star in the feature debut from writer-director Prentice Penny (Insecure).
  Vagrant Queen NEW Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Syfy, 10p
Adriyan Rae stars in a live-action series adaptation of the Vault comic.
SAT / March 28
  Danger Force NEW Family/Comedy Nickelodeon, 8p
  Just My Type MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
SUN / March 29
  Beef House NEW Trailer Comedy Adult Swim, 12:15am
The latest live-action series from Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim is a sitcom spoof that finds them living with three other men under one roof.
  Call the Midwife Drama PBS 8p
  iHeartRadio Music Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event Fox 8p
  Three Busy Debras NEW Trailer Comedy Adult Swim, midnight
Amy Poehler is among the producers for this surreal 15-minute comedy about three housewives named Debra (played by Mitra Jouhari, Sandy Honig, and Alyssa Stonoha, who created the web series upon which this is based).
Vice Newsmagazine Showtime 8p
The weekly documentary series moves from HBO to Showtime for its seventh season.
TUE / March 31
  Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Music YouTube
  The Scheme MOVIE Sports/Documentary HBO 9p
Pat Kondelis directs this look at the recent FBI investigation into a widespread recruiting scandal in college basketball.
  The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch NEW Reality History, 10p

April premieres

WED / April 1
  Police WoMan NEW Drama Zune
This gender-reversed remake of the 1970's Angie Dickinson cop drama is the first Microsoft Zune Original Series.
THU / April 2
Broke NEW Trailer Comedy CBS 9:30p
The first series for Will & Grace writer/producer Alex Herschlag, Broke centers on an "outrageously wealthy trust fund baby" (Jaime Camil of Jane the Virgin) who is suddenly cut off by his father. Short of money and living arrangements, he and his wife (Natahsa Leggero) move into the house of her estranged sister (longtime NCIS star Pauley Perrette) in the San Fernando Valley. Hijinks ensue, we imagine.
  How to Get Away With Murder Drama ABC 10p
  Man With a Plan Comedy CBS 8:30p
  The Real Housewives of New York City Reality Bravo, 9p
  Siren Drama Freeform, 9p
FRI / April 3
  Harley Quinn Animation DC Universe
Home Before Dark NEW Drama Apple TV+
Based on the true story of kid journalist Hilde Lysiak, this Apple drama series finds a young girl (The Florida Project's Brooklynn Prince) moving to a small town and uncovering a cold case that the town—and her father (Jim Sturgess)—tried to cover up. Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) directs and produces. Three episodes stream today, and the remaining seven will arrive weekly. The series has already been renewed for a 2nd season.
  Money Heist Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Outcry MINISERIES Documentary Showtime 9p
SAT / April 4
  Frankie Drake Mysteries Drama Ovation, 7p ET
  You're Bacon Me Crazy MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
SUN / April 5
  55th Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music CBS 8p
  Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project SPECIAL Reality Oxygen, 7p
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.
TUE / April 7
  The Last O.G. Trailer Comedy TBS, 10:30p
WED / April 8
  Celebrity Ghost Stories Reality A&E, 10p
  Ghost Hunters Reality A&E, 8p
Liar Drama Sundance, 11p
  Modern Family Comedy ABC 9p
Series finale.
  Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Game show ABC 10p
Jimmy Kimmel hosts a primetime revival of the 20-year-old game show that will feature celebrity contestants.
THU / April 9
  The Good Fight Drama CBS All Access
  Total Bellas Reality E!, 10p
SAT / April 11
  Alaska Animal Rescue NEW Reality Nat Geo Wild, 9p
  The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel MOVIE Drama/Music Lifetime, 8p
  Fashionably Yours MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
SUN / April 12
Belgravia MINISERIES Trailer Drama Epix, 9p
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes returns to TV with a six-part adaptation of his own novel set in 19th century London that is co-produced by ITV. Tamsin Greig, Philip Glenister, Harriet Walter, Tom Wilkinson, and Alice Eve star.
Insecure Trailer Comedy HBO 10p
Run NEW Trailer Comedy/Drama HBO 10:30p
Produced by Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge and created by Vicky Jones (who worked with Waller-Bridge on both that show and Killing Eve), this rom-com-thriller stars Merritt Wever (Unbelievable, Nurse Jackie) as a woman living a boring suburban life who receives an out-of-the-blue text from her one-time college sweetheart (Domhnall Gleeson) that promises to shake up her life for the better.
The Walking Dead: The World Beyond NEW Drama/Horror AMC 10p
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. Subsequent episodes will air Sundays at 9p. The series is designed to run for just two seasons unlike the other Walking Dead shows, which refuse to end.
MON / April 13
The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart NEW Trailer Reality competition ABC 8p
The latest Bachelor spinoff is bascially Flirty Dancing but with singing rather than hoofing. Twenty singles will go on music-related dates and sing to and with each other until they can't take it anymore are gradually voted off the competition by a panel of experts.
The Baker and the Beauty NEW Trailer Drama/Comedy ABC 10p
A remake of an Israeli series, this Miami-set romance traces the unlikely relationship between a Cuban-American man (Victor Rasuk) working in his family's bakery and an internationally famous fashion mogul (Nathalie Kelley) whom he meets on a wild night out. The adaptation comes from Dean Georgaris (The Brave, Bluff City Law).
  Paradise Lost NEW Drama Spectrum
  Songland Reality competition NBC10p
WED / April 15
  American Housewife Comedy ABC 9p
Moves to a new night and time.
Mrs. America MINISERIES Trailer Drama Hulu
Like last month's Devs, it's another FX series that isn't on FX; instead, it's a Hulu exclusive. Cate Blanchett makes her American TV debut in this nine-part limited series about the 1970s campaign to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in which she plays Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative activist (or gadfly, as she was oft-described in the press) who opposed the movement. Sarah Paulson, Elizabeth Banks, Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, Margo Martindale, James Marsden, Ari Graynor, John Slattery, Melanie Lynskey, Tracey Ullman, Niecy Nash, and Jeanne Tripplehorn are just some of the other stars in what could be 2020's best TV cast. The first three episodes stream today, but the remaining six will arrive one per week.
What We Do in the Shadows Comedy FX 10p
Season 2 guests include Mark Hamill and Haley Joel Osment. Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight, and each episode will also stream on Hulu the following day.
FRI / April 17
  Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth MOVIE Animation/Family/Short Apple TV+
Home NEW Reality Apple TV+
Nine-episode series profiles some of the world's most innovative houses.
SAT / April 18
  Nature of Love MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 9p
  Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs SPECIAL Variety/Live event HBO 8p
Jon Stewart returns to host another in his series of benefits.
  Jungle Animal Rescue NEW Reality Nat Geo Wild, 10p
SUN / April 19
Fargo Trailer Drama FX 10p
The long-awaited fourth season of Noah Hawley's Coens-influenced anthology finally arrives today, three years to the day 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.
SUN / April 19
  The Longest War MOVIE Documentary Showtime 10p
TUE / April 21
  Accused: Guilty or Innocent? NEW Trailer Reality A&E, 10p
WED / April 22
  Born Wild: Earth Day Live SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo, 8p
  Jane Goodall: The Hope SPECIAL Trailer Documentary Nat Geo, 9p
  She Walks With Apes MOVIE Documentary/Nature BBC America, 9p
THU / Apr 23
  We're Here NEW Trailer Reality HBO 9p
FRI / April 24
After Life Comedy Netflix
Beastie Boys Story MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Music Apple TV+
Spike Jonze directs a look at the rap outfit's history featuring surviving members Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond.
Defending Jacob MINISERIES Drama Apple TV+
Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) directs a limited series adaptation of the William Landay novel about a father (and prosecutor) whose teenage son is accused of murder. Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), and Jaeden Martell (It) star. The first three episodes stream today, while the remaining five will arrive weekly.
Extraction MOVIE Action/Thriller Netflix
SAT / April 25
Bad Education MOVIE Trailer Drama/Comedy HBO tbd
HBO shelled out nearly $20 million to secure exclusive rights to director Cory Finley’s follow-up to his acclaimed debut Thoroughbreds when it premiered (to positive reviews) at TIFF last fall. The new film tells the true story of an embezzlement scandal at New York's Roslyn School District and stars Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney.
SUN / April 26
Killing Eve Trailer Drama BBC America, 10p
The hit series returns for a third season under the guidance of its third showrunner/head writer, Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead). Cast additions include Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones), Harriet Walter (Succession) and Danny Sapani.
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Trailer Drama Showtime 10p
Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Zovatto (Fear the Walking Dead) head the cast of this Penny Dreadful follow-up series set in late-1930s Los Angeles. Kerry Bishé, Nathan Lane, Jessica Garza, Piper Perabo, Adam Rodriguez, Brent Spiner, and Adriana Barraza also star, while the original show's Rory Kinnear will appear in a different role.
Vida Drama Starz, 9p
WED / April 29
  2020 Billboard Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music NBC 8p

May premieres

FRI / May 1
  Hollywood MINISERIES Drama Netflix
Ryan Murphy's second Netflix series to air (following The Politician) but the first ordered by the streaming service after signing Murphy to a long-term deal, Hollywood is a seven-episode limited series set in late-1940s Hollywood, where various filmmakers attempt to strike it big in a movie industry that is biased against certain genders, races, and sexualities. Darren Criss, David Corenswet, Jeremy Pope, Patti LuPone, Dylan McDermott, Holland Taylor, and Maude Apatow star. They'll play a mix of fictional and real-life figures.
Trying NEW Comedy Apple TV+
Rafe Spall, Esther Smith, and Imelda Staunton star in this BBC-produced (but Apple-exclusive) British comedy series about a couple that wants to have a baby but cannot.
SUN / May 3
Billions Drama Showtime 9p
Julianna Margulies and Corey Stoll will each appear in multiple episodes this season.
WED / May 6
Archer Animation/Comedy FXX 10p
Two new episodes air back-to-back tonight, and each episode will also stream on Hulu the following day.
FRI / May 8
Love Fraud NEW Trailer Reality Showtime tbd
Solar Opposites NEW Animaton/Comedy/Sci-fi Hulu
The latest animated sci-fi comedy from Rick & Morty creator Justin Roiland (along with Mike McMahan, also a writer on Rick & Morty) centers on a family of aliens who find themselves forced to live in America. The voice cast is led by Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, and Mary Mack. All eight episodes will be available to stream today, and the series has already been renewed for a second season.
SUN / May 10
  Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Reality Nat Geo, 10p
MON / May 11
  The Third Day MINISERIES Drama HBO tbd
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.
FRI / May 15
  BattleBots Robot sports Discovery, 8p
The Great NEW Comedy Hulu
This irreverent take on historical fiction from The Favourite screenwriter Tony McNamara traces the rise of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) in 18th century Russia. Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, and Adam Godley also star.
THU / May 21
  Love Island Reality CBS 8p
MON / May 25
Genius: Aretha MINISERIES Trailer Drama Nat Geo, 9p
Airing across four consecutive nights (with two episodes per night), the latest season of Nat Geo's Genius anthology focuses on the life of singer Aretha Franklin, played by Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo. Courtney B. Vance, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Pauletta Washington, Patrice Covington, David Cross, and Malcolm Barrett also star.
Airing across three consecutive nights, this co-production between AMC and ITV recounts the attempt by a man named Charles Ingram (Matthew Macfadyen) to cheat his way to victory on the UK version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? with the help of a plant in the audience. He succeeded—at first. Michael Sheen and Sian Clifford also star for director Stephen Frears.
FRI / May 29
Ramy Comedy Hulu
Ramy Youssef's critically acclaimed comedy series returns for a second season that features a guest appearance by Mahershala Ali. All 10 episodes stream today.
SUN / May 31
  Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER Reality Nat Geo Wild, 9p
  Laurel Canyon MINISERIES Documentary/Music Epix, 10p
Snowpiercer NEW Trailer Drama/Sci-fi TNT, 9p
First, it was graphic novel. Then, a well-reviewed 2013 film from future Parasite director Bong Joon-ho. Then it was set to become a TNT series. Then it was a TBS series. Then it was a TNT series again. Along the way, the original showrunner (Josh Friedman) and director (Scott Derrickson) left the show due to creative differences after filming a pilot (itself the result of a two-year development process). From the wreckage several years later comes a very different adaptation from Orphan Black creator Graeme Manson. Like the film, the series is set in a frigid, post-apocalyptic future aboard a perpetually moving train (containing 1,001 cars that house Earth's remaining human population) where class differences play out in various ways. Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly head the cast, and the show has already been renewed for a second season, which will add Sean Bean in a major role.

Summer premieres

FRI / June 5
Dear... NEW Documentary Apple TV+
Documentary series from R.J. Cutler is inspired by a series of Apple commercials and profiles celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Stevie Wonder, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
  RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Reality competition Showtime 8p
The series moves (temporarily?) to pay cable for its latest All Stars season, though it is likely to repeat on VH1 at some point in the future.
SUN / June 7
  74th Annual Tony Awards SPECIAL Live event CBS 8p
SUN / June 14
  Grantchester Drama PBS 9p
SUN / July 5
The Chi Trailer Drama Showtime 10p
Series creator Lena Waithe joins the show in a recurring role as a mayoral candidate for its third season.
FRI / July 24
  2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony SPECIAL Live event NBC tbd

Fall premieres

SUN / September 20
  72nd Primetime Emmy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC 8p ET
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 24, 2021
  27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards SPECIAL Live event tbd
SUN / Janaury 31
  63rd Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p ET
SUN / February 7
  Super Bowl LV SPECIAL Sports/Live event CBS tbd
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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