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 December 5

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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December premieres

THU / December 5
  A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby MOVIE Trailer Rom-com Netflix
  Court Cam NEW Reality A&E, 9p
  Ex on the Beach: Peak of Love Trailer Reality MTV, 9p
  Growing Up Hip Hop Reality WE, 9p
  Home for Christmas NEW Trailer Foreign/Comedy Netflix
  The Interrogator NEW Reality ID, 10p
  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.
  An Unexpected Killer NEW Reality Oxygen, 8p
V Wars NEW Trailer 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 Trailer 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
  The Chosen One Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Clifford NEW Animation/Family Prime Video
The Confession Killer MINISERIES Trailer Documentary Netflix
Five-part true-crime series focuses on the case of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, who confessed (in exacting detail) to over 300 murders in the 1980s. The problem? Recent evidence contradicts many of his claims, suggesting that he isn't the killer he says he is.
  Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma SPECIAL Clip Comedy special Showtime 11p
  Fuller House Trailer Comedy Netflix
  Glow Up NEW Reality competition Netflix
  In the Long Run Comedy Starz, 10p
  Inside Edge Foreign/Drama Prime Video
  Into the Dark: A Nasty Piece of Work Trailer Horror Hulu
  Joe Pera Talks With You Trailer Comedy Adult Swim, midnight
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
  Teasing Master Takagi-san Anime Netflix
  Three Days of Christmas NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Triad Princess NEW Foreign/Drama/Comedy Netflix
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.
  Virgin River NEW Drama Netflix
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
  A Homecoming for the Holidays MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Homicide for the Holidays Reality Oxygen, 7:30p
  Mistletoe & Menorahs MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 6p
The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! SPECIAL Musical/Family Nickelodeon, 7p
  Steven Universe Future Animation/Family Cartoon, 8p
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
  Holidays Unwrapped SPECIAL Music Disney, 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
  Miss Universe 2019 SPECIAL Special Fox 7p
  Time for You to Come Home for Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 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
  Twin Turbos Reality Discovery, 10p
TUE / December 10
  Behind Bars: Women Inside NEW Reality A&E, 10p
  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.
  Michelle Wolf: Joke Show SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Netflix
WED / December 11
  Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO 9p
THU / December 12
  Jack Whitehall: Christmas With My Father SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
  The Last Hangover MOVIE Foreign/Comedy Netflix
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
  Christmas Stars MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  CMT Crossroads: Gavin DeGraw & Chris Young SPECIAL Music CMT, 10p
  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
  Mel Brooks Unwrapped MOVIE Documentary HBO 9p
  My Lottery Dream Home Reality HGTV, 9p
  No Passport Required Reality PBS 9p
SAT / December 14
  Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Christmas in Montana MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  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 8p
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
  Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  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 SPECIAL Drama Freeform, 9p
  Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2019 SPECIAL Special CW 9p
  Holidays With the Houghs SPECIAL Variety NBC 10p
  Laurel Canyon MINISERIES Documentary Epix, 9p
  Love & Hip Hop: New York Reality VH1, 8p
  Nick Cannon's Hit Viral Videos - Holidays 2019 SPECIAL Special Fox 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
Well Groomed MOVIE Documentary HBO 9p
WED / December 18
  Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer MOVIE Documentary Netflix
  Finding the Way Home MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO 9p
  Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times' SPECIAL Comedy ABC 8p
  Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 2019 SPECIAL Reality CW 9p
  Property Brothers: Forever Home Reality HGTV, 9p
  Soundtrack NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
  Wisting NEW Drama Sundance Now
THU / December 19
  2020 Miss America Competition SPECIAL Live event NBC 8p
  After the Raid MOVIE Documentary Netflix
  A Christmas Carol MOVIE Trailer Drama FX 7:30p
Co-produced by the BBC, this latest adaptation of the Dickens classic comes from Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) and stars Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis, Stephen Graham, Carlotte Riley, and Joe Alwyn. Note that it was originally announced as a three-part miniseries, but will now instead air in its entirety tonight.
  Democratic Presidential Debate SPECIAL Live event PBS/CNN, tbd
May be listed by some PBS stations as an episode of Antiques Roadshow.
  iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019 SPECIAL Music CW 8p
  Twice Upon a Time NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Ultraviolet Foreign/Drama Netflix
FRI / December 20
  Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee SPECIAL Special ABC 8p
  The Christmas Temp MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Global Citizen Prize SPECIAL Special NBC 8p
  In the Long Run: Christmas Special SPECIAL Comedy Starz, 10p
  Pick of the Litter NEW Reality Disney+
Togo MOVIE Trailer Drama Disney+
  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
  Christmas on My Mind MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  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
  A Family Christmas Gift MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Holiday Date MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  A Home for the Holidays With Idina Menzel SPECIAL Variety CBS 9p
  The Price Is Right at Night: A Holiday Extravaganza With the Cast of SEAL Team SPECIAL Game show CBS 8p
MON / December 23
  Food Network Challenge Reality competition Food, 10p
Ian Ziering hosts a reboot of the competition series which last aired in 2011.
  The Price Is Right at Night: A Holiday Extravaganza With Seth Rogen SPECIAL Game show CBS 8p
  The Victorian House of Arts & Crafts NEW Reality Acorn TV
TUE / December 24
  Baby in a Manger MOVIE Drama UP, 7p
  Carole & Tuesday Anime Netflix
  Como caído del cielo MOVIE Foreign/Comedy Netflix
  Crash Landing on You NEW Foreign/Comedy Netflix
  John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch SPECIAL Variety special/Family Netflix
Comedian John Mulaney attempts to re-create the music-filled children's specials of his past with the help of celebrity guests like David Byrne, Natahsa Lyonne, Richard Kind, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Lost in Space Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Netflix
  Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 Foreign/Reality Netflix
WED / December 25
  Call the Midwife Holiday Special SPECIAL Drama PBS 9p
  Murdoch Mysteries Drama Acorn TV
  When Calls the Heart Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
THU / December 26
  The App MOVIE Drama Netflix
  Fast & Furious: Spy Racers NEW Animation/Family Netflix
Animated spinoff from the Fast & Furious film franchise features the voices of Tyler Posey and Camille Ramsey.
  Le Bazar de la Charité NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
You Trailer 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
  America Salutes You Presents Guitar Legends 3 SPECIAL Music CW 8p
  Craft in America Reality PBS 9p
  The Gift NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Into the Dark: Midnight Kiss Horror Hulu
  Kevin Hart: Don't Fuck This Up MINISERIES Reality Netflix
Six-part series looks at the past 18 months in the life of actor/comedian Kevin Hart.
  Popstar's Best of 2019 SPECIAL Special CW 9p
SAT / December 28
  Deadly Hollywood Obsession MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  New Year, New Me MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Restaurant Impossible Reality Food, 9p
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).
  Lost in the Wild NEW Reality Travel, 11p
MON / December 30
  Alexa & Katie Family/Comedy Netflix
  The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened NEW Trailer Anime Netflix
TUE / December 31
  The Degenerates Comedy specials Netflix
  Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020 SPECIAL Special ABC 8p
Hosted by Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest's Ryan Seacrest.
  Fox's New Year's Eve With Steve Harvey SPECIAL Special/Live event Fox 8p
  NBC New Year's Eve Special SPECIAL Special/Live event NBC 10p
  The Neighbor NEW Foreign/Comedy Netflix
  A Toast to 2019! SPECIAL Special NBC 8p
  Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix

2020 premieres

WED / January 1, 2020
  Alaska PD NEW Reality A&E, 10p
  Almost Family Drama Fox 9p
Doctor Who Trailer Drama/Sci-fi BBC America, 8p
Special premiere night; subsequent episodes will air Sundays at 8p (beginning Jan. 5).
  The Explosion Show NEW Reality Science, 10p
  The First 48: 15th Anniversary Special SPECIAL Reality A&E, 8p
  HGTV Dream Home Special 2020 SPECIAL Reality HGTV, 8p
  Impossible Engineering Reality Science, 9p
  Married at First Sight Reality Lifetime, 8p
  Messiah NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
In this Mark Burnett-produced thriller, Michelle Monaghan stars as a CIA agent who investigates a charismatic cult leader (Mehdi Dehbi) claiming to be the son of God. James McTeigue directs.
  My 600-lb Life Reality TLC, 8p
  Supernanny Reality Lifetime, 10p
THU / January 2
  60 Days In Reality A&E, 10p
  Christina on the Coast Reality HGTV, 9p
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.
  Dr. Pimple Popper Reality TLC, 9p
  Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room NEW Reality Travel, 9p
The Golden Age of Television continues as cast members of a reality show watch episodes of their own reality show.
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
  Extreme Love Reality WE, 10p
  Kindred Spirits Reality Travel, 9p
  Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup Reality WE, 9p
SAT / January 4
  Say Yes to the Dress: America NEW Reality TLC, 8p
SUN / January 5
  77th Annual Golden Globe Awards SPECIAL Live event NBC 8p ET
Ricky Gervais hosts.
  Air Disasters Reality Smithsonian, 8p
  America's Funniest Home Videos Reality ABC 7p
  Disasters at Sea Reality Smithsonian, 9p
  Naked and Afraid Reality Discovery, 10p
  Power Drama Starz, 8p
  Worst Cooks in America Reality competition Food, 9p
MON / January 6
  America's Got Talent: The Champions Reality competition NBC 8p
  The Bachelor Reality competition ABC 8p
  Infinity Train Animation/Family Cartoon, 7:30p
  Kids Baking Championship Reality competition Food, 9p
Manifest Drama NBC 10p
TUE / January 7
  black-ish Comedy ABC 9:30p
  Ellen's Game of Games Game show NBC 8p
  Emergence Drama ABC 10p
  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
  Guardians of the Glades Reality Discovery, 10p
  The Haves and the Have Nots Drama OWN, 9p
  Ink Master Reality competition Paramount, 10p
  Jeopardy: The Greatest of All Time SPECIAL Game show ABC 8p
Special multi-day tournament (which marks Jeopardy's first prime-time network television airing in over three decades) pits the game show's all-time winningest champions (James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings, and Brad Rutter) against each other. Subsequent episodes will air each night until someone wins a total of three matches.
  mixed-ish Comedy ABC 9p
  NCIS Drama CBS 8p
  The Resident Drama Fox 8p
  Schitt's Creek Trailer Comedy Pop, 9p
  Siesta Key Reality MTV, 8p
  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" (joining such greats as Zorro and Son and Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane), 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
  America's Top Dog NEW Trailer Fureality competition A&E, 9p
  Criminal Minds Drama CBS 9p
Special two-hour premiere.
  Modern Family Comedy ABC 9p
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.
  Single Parents Comedy ABC 9:30p
  Stumptown Drama ABC 10p
  Undercover Boss Reality CBS 8p
THU / January 9
  Very Cavallari Reality E!, 9p
FRI / January 10
AJ and the Queen NEW Trailer Comedy Netflix
Co-created by Sex and the City's Michael Patrick King and Drag Race host RuPaul, this Netflix sitcom stars the latter as Ruby Red, a drag queen who takes on a 10-year-old runaway as a traveling companion while embarking on a cross-country trip in an attempt to open his own drag club.
  Hopelessly in Love: Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes & Andre Rison MOVIE Documentary Lifetime, 9p
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.
  The Owl House NEW Trailer Animation/Family Disney, 8:45p
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
  The Good Doctor Drama ABC 10p
  Meet the Frasers NEW Trailer Reality E!, 10p
The New Pope MINISERIES Trailer Drama HBO 9p
Director Paolo Sorrentino's nine-episode sequel to his 2017 miniseries The Young Pope returns star Jude Law and finds John Malkovich's Sir John Brannox taking over the papal throne. Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson guest, because why not.
WED / January 15
  68 Whiskey NEW Trailer Drama/Comedy Paramount, 10p
Think of it as a modern-day M*A*S*H. Adapted from an Israeli series (Charlie Golf One), this 10-episode dramedy focuses on a group of Army medics serving in Afghanistan. The ensemble cast includes Sam Keeley, Jeremy Tardy, Gage Golightly, and Cristina Rodlo.
  Expedition With Steve Backshall NEW Reality PBS10p
  The Goldbergs Comedy ABC 8p
  Good Trouble Drama Freeform, 10p
  Listing Impossible NEW Reality CNBC, 10p
  The Magicians Trailer Drama Syfy, 10p
  Schooled Comedy ABC 8:30p
  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
FRI / January 17
  American Housewife Comedy ABC 8p
  Fresh Off the Boat Comedy ABC 8:30p
  Hopelessly in Love: Faith Evans & Notorious B.I.G. MOVIE Documentary Lifetime, 9p
Sex Education Comedy/Drama Netflix
Troop Zero MOVIE Trailer Drama/Comedy/Family Prime Video
SAT / January 18
  Beyond the Headlines: The Kamiyah Mobley Story with Robin Roberts SPECIAL Documentary Lifetime, 10p
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.
  Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
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
  Home Town Reality HGTV, 9p
  Prodigal Son Drama Fox 9p
  Spy Games NEW Reality competition Bravo, 10p
  Street Outlaws: Fastest in America NEW Reality competition Discovery, 8p
TUE / January 21
  Bless This Mess Comedy ABC 8:30p
  The Connors Comedy ABC 8p
  DC's Legends of Tomorrow Trailer Drama CW 9p
Project Blue Book Trailer Drama History, 10p
WED / January 22
Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens NEW Trailer Comedy Comedy Central 10:30p
Comedian/actress Awkwafina (The Farewell) is the creator and star of this 10-episode, semi-autobiographical scripted comedy series about a young Asian-American woman growing up in Flushing. BD Wong, Lori Tan Chinn, and Bowen Yang also star, while the mostly female director list includes Natasha Lyonne (who also guest stars), Lucia Aniello, and Jamie Babbit.
THU / January 23
  The Bold Type Drama Freeform, 9p
  The Dead Lands NEW Trailer Drama/Horror Shudder
  Grey's Anatomy Drama ABC 9p
  A Million Little Things Drama ABC 10p
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.
  Station 19 Drama ABC 8p
FRI / January 24
  Hopelessly in Love: Anna Nicole Smith & Larry Birkhead MOVIE Documentary Lifetime, 9p
Shrill Trailer Comedy Hulu
SAT / January 25
  Beyond the Headlines: The Watts Family Tragedy SPECIAL Documentary Lifetime, 10p
  Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
SUN / January 26
  62nd Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p ET
Alicia Keys returns as host.
TUE / January 28
Miracle Workers: Dark Ages Comedy TBS, 10:30p
The cast from season one of Miracle Workers (including Daniel Ratcliffe and Steve Buscemi) returns, but all will be playing new characters in this second season that shifts the setting to the medieval era.
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
  Ragnarok NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
SAT / February 1
  Poisoned Love: The Stacey Castor Story MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
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.
  Summer House Reality Bravo, 9p
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.
High Maintenance Trailer Comedy HBO 11p
  Locke & Key Drama/Fantasy Netflix
After numerous failed attempts (by Hulu and Fox, among others) to bring Joe Hill's graphic novel series to the small screen over the past decade, Locke & Key finally found a home at Netflix. This 10-episode first season retains the writer/producer of the previous failed pilot (Lost vet Carlton Cuse, joined by Meredith Averill) but features a new cast led by Jackson Robert Scott, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Darby Stanchfield, and Bill Heck. The story features a mother of three children, a murdered husband, and a set of keys that provide supernatural powers—and bring with them great danger.
  MacGyver Drama CBS 8p
SAT / February 8
  The Neighbor in the Window MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
SUN / February 9
  92nd Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC 8p ET
Homeland Drama Showtime 9p
Kidding Trailer Comedy Showtime 10p
MON / February 11
  For Life NEW Drama ABC 10p
This 50 Cent-produced drama is inspired by the true story of Isaac Wright, Jr., a wrongfully convicted drug kingpin who was eventually exonerated and became a lawyer, ultimately arguing cases in the same court where he was given a life sentence. Created by Hank Steinberg (The Last Ship), the show begins with its protagonist (Nicholas Pinnock) still in prison. Indira Varma, Mary Stuart Masterson, Glenn Fleshler, and Dorian Missick also star.
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
  Cable Girls Foreign/Drama Netflix
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.
SAT / February 15
  You Can't Take My Daughter MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
SUN / February 16
  American Idol Reality competition ABC 8p
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.
  Extreme Makeover: Home Edition NEW Reality HGTV, 9p
Jesse Tyler Ferguson hosts a reboot of the feel-good reality series that previously aired on ABC from 2003-2012.
  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
  Slow Burn NEW Documentary Epix, 10p
Six-part series is an adaptation of the first season of Slate's podcast of the same name, which explores the Watergate scandal.
  War of the Worlds NEW Drama/Sci-fi Epix, 9p
This eight-part adaptation of H.G. Wells's classic tale of alien invasion transports the story to present-day Europe (and features aliens from another galaxy rather than Mars). Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Léa Drucker, and Natasha Little head the cast.
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.
WED / February 19
Year of the Rabbit NEW Comedy IFC, 10:30p
This six-episode British comedy series from comedian and What We Do in the Shadows star Matt Berry (Toast of London) finds him playing a police detective in Victorian-era London.
SUN / February 23
Better Call Saul Drama AMC 10p
Subsequent episodes will air Mondays at 9p, beginning tomorrow night.
  The Rookie Drama ABC 10p
The Walking Dead Drama/Horror AMC 9p
MON / February 24
  The Voice Reality competition NBC 8p
WED / February 26
  SEAL Team Drama CBS 9p
THU / February 27
  Followers NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
SUN / March 1
  Dispatches From Elsewhere NEW Trailer 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.
WED / March 4
  The Deed: Chicago Reality CNBC, 10p
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, in case you don't have the energy to try to figure out where Nat Geo is in your cable guide.
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.
THU / April 2
  How to Get Away With Murder Drama ABC 10p
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 Clive Owen portrays Clinton, 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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