2019 Winter/Spring TV Premiere Calendar

  • Publish Date: December 20, 2018
  • Comments: ↓ 189 user comments

This is the permanent home of our TV premiere calendar. Bookmark this page; we'll update it daily throughout the year. Updated January 18

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.

Miss something? View our archive of past premiere dates >

January premieres

FRI / January 18
Butterfly NEW Drama Hulu
Separated parents must come to an agreement over how to approach their youngest child—who was born a boy but now identifies as a girl—in this British drama series that stars Anna Friel and Emmett J. Scanlon.
Carmen Sandiego NEW Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
Gina Rodriguez voices the title character in this reboot of the animated series, which will focus on Carmen's origin story.
  Chris Distefano: Size 38 Waist SPECIAL Comedy special Comedy Central 11p
Close MOVIE Trailer Action/Thriller Netflix
Noomi Rapace stars as a top counter-terrorism expert charged with protecting a young heiress.
  Dynasty Drama CW 8p
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened MOVIE Trailer Documentary Netflix
This Vice-produced documentary from director Chris Smith (Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond) looks at the infamous failed music festival.
Grace and Frankie Trailer Comedy Netflix
The Grand Tour Trailer Reality Prime Video
  Howie Mandel Presents Howie Mandel at the Howie Mandel Comedy Club SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Showtime 10p
IO MOVIE Trailer Sci-fi Netflix
A teenage girl (Margaret Qualley) must decide whether to evacuate a dying Earth on the last shuttle off the planet—or remain behind, alone, in an attempt to find a solution that will save Earth.
Marvel's The Punisher Trailer Drama Netflix
  Orphée et Euridyce from Lyric Opera of Chicago SPECIAL Music PBS 9p
  Real Time With Bill Maher Talk HBO 10p
  Soni MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Trigger Warning With Killer Mike NEW Trailer Reality/Comedy Netflix
  Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Animation/Family Netflix
  A Winter Princess MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  The World's Most Extraordinary Homes Reality Netflix
  Yummy Mummies NEW Reality Netflix
SAT / January 19
Brexit MOVIE Trailer Drama HBO 9p
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in a HBO/BBC feature that centers on key members of the "Leave" and "Remain" campaigns in the lead-up to the Brexit vote in 2016.
Dynasties MINISERIES Documentary/Nature BBC America, 9p
The network's latest David Attenborough-narrated nature miniseries follows five different species of endangered animals around the globe.
  Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story MOVIE Trailer Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Saturday Night Fever: The Ultimate Disco Movie SPECIAL Documentary/Music Reelz, 9p ET
  Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice NEW Reality Oxygen, 7p
  Winter Love Story MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
SUN / January 20
Black Monday NEW Trailer Full 1st episode (free) Comedy Showtime 10p
Don Cheadle heads the cast of a comedy set in Wall Street during the 1987 stock market crash, which comes from writer/producers David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl). Regina Hall, Paul Scheer, and Andrew Rannells also star. Tonight's opener is directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
  Charmed Drama CW 9p
Crashing Trailer Comedy HBO 10p
  Deadly Match MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
High Maintenance Trailer Comedy HBO 10:30p
  Mark of a Killer NEW Reality Oxygen, 7p
  Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Seeking Sister Wife Reality TLC, 10p
  Shameless Drama/Comedy Showtime 9p
  Sister Wives Reality TLC, 8p
SMILF Trailer Comedy Showtime 10:30p
  Supergirl Drama CW 8p
MON / January 21
  Arrow Drama CW 8p
  Bixler High Private Eye MOVIE Family/Comedy Nickelodeon, 7p
  Black Lightning Drama CW 9p
Moves to a new timeslot.
  Celebrity Big Brother Reality CBS 8p
Housemates include Kato Kaelin, Ryan Lochte, Dina Lohan, Joey Lawrence, and Anthony Scaramucci.
  Dating #NoFilter NEW Reality E!, 10:30p
  Justice NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Pawn Stars Reality History, 10p
  Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery SPECIAL Reality ID, 9p
TUE / January 22
Conan Talk/Comedy TBS, 11p
Conan O'Brien's nightly talk show returns after a multi-month hiatus in its new half-hour format, which (among other changes) jettisons the in-house band and places a greater emphasis on comedy.
  Food Truck Nation NEW Reality Cooking, 9p ET
  Many Sides of Jane NEW Trailer Reality A&E, 10p
  Siesta Key Reality MTV, 9p
WED / January 23
  Drop the Mic Game show TNT, 10p
Moves to TNT from TBS.
  Knight Fight NEW Reality History, 10p
The Magicians Trailer Drama Syfy, 9p
Pure NEW Drama WGN, 10p
  Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild Game show TNT, 10:30p
Moves to TNT from TBS.
  Suits Drama USA, 10p
THU / January 24
Broad City Trailer Comedy Comedy Central 10p
  Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes MINISERIES Trailer Documentary Netflix
  Kindred Spirits Reality Travel, 10p
  Legacies Drama CW 9p
The Other Two NEW Trailer Comedy Comedy Central 10:30p
Former SNL writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider are the creators of this new scripted series about an aspiring actor (Drew Tarver) who struggles to land anything other than a bit role—and his adult sister (Heléne York), who struggles to find any meaningful career path—as their 13-year-old brother (Case Walker) achieves instant, massive internet stardom. Molly Shannon and Ken Marino also star.
Siren Trailer Drama Freeform, tbd
FRI / January 25
  Ánimas MOVIE Foreign/Horror Netflix
Black Earth Rising NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
Eight-episode British thriller about the prosecution of an African warlord in the International Criminal Court comes from The Honourable Woman creator Hugo Blick and stars John Goodman and Michaela Coel.
  Club de Cuervos (Club of Crows) Trailer Foreign/Comedy Netflix
  Doubt from Minnesota Opera SPECIAL Music PBS 9p
  Four More Shots Please! NEW Foreign/Drama Prime Video
  I Lived With a Killer NEW Reality Reelz, 8p ET
  Kingdom NEW Trailer Trailer2 Foreign/Drama/Horror Netflix
Korean zombie thriller (which has already been renewed for a second season) is set during medieval times.
  Medici: The Magnificent Foreign/Drama Netflix
Season 2 of the Italian historial drama series that began with "Medici: Masters of Florence."
Polar MOVIE Trailer Action/Thriller Netflix
This Netflix feature adaptation of the Dark Horse graphic novel by Victor Santos stars Mads Mikkelsen and Vanessa Hudgens.
  Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You SPECIAL Comedy special Comedy Central 11p
  Soft Focus With Jena Friedman 2 SPECIAL Trailer Comedy Adult Swim, midnight
Strike Back Trailer Drama Cinemax, 10p
  Sydney to the Max NEW Comedy/Family Disney, 8:30p
  Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Trailer Comedy Netflix
The final six episodes of the Tina Fey-created comedy series stream today.
SAT / January 26
  Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin' SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special HBO 10p
  Destination France: The Birthplace of Luxury SPECIAL Reality Ovation, 10p ET
  Love You to Death MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Slenderman Stabbing: The Untold Story SPECIAL Reality Reelz, 8p ET
  Snowcoming MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
SUN / January 27
  25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards SPECIAL Live event TBS/TNT, 8p ET
  Busy Tonight Talk E!, 11p
  The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth Trailer News Showtime 8p
  Mystery 101 MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
Rent SPECIAL Musical/Live event Fox 7p
Three-hour live production of the mutliple-award-winning musical stars Kiersey Clemons, Tinashe, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Vanessa Hudgens.
MON / January 28
  Agatha Raisin and the Curious Curate MOVIE Drama/Comedy Acorn TV
  The Best Thing I Ever Ate Reality Cooking, 9p
  Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO 8p
I Am the Night MINISERIES Trailer Drama TNT, 9p
Director Patty Jenkins reunites with one of her Wonder Woman stars, Chris Pine, for a six-episode period crime drama that follows a white teenage girl (India Eisley) who was given away at birth to a black restroom attendant in a Nevada casino in 1949 and now finds herself drawn into an increasingly sinister mystery involving her birth mother, an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, and—possibly—the Black Dahlia murder. Pine plays a reporter investigating the case. It's not as fanciful as it sounds; the story is based on Fauna Hodel's autobiography.
TUE / January 29
  Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
  Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2019 SPECIAL Special CBS 8p
WED / January 30
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Trailer Comedy YouTube
  Undeniable with Dan Patrick Sports/Talk AT&T/DirecTV, 8p
THU / January 31
  30 for 30: Deion's Double Play MOVIE Documentary/Sports ESPN, 9p ET
  Famous Fortune Fights NEW Reality Reelz, 9p ET
  Swamp People Reality History, 9p
  Will & Grace Comedy NBC 9:30p
Returns from a brief hiatus in a new timeslot.

February premieres

FRI / February 1
The ABC Murders MINISERIES Trailer Drama Prime Video
John Malkovich stars as detective Hercule Poirot in this BBC-produced limited series based on the Agatha Christie novel about Poirot's hunt for a serial murderer in the 1930s. Rupert Grint, Eamon Farren, and Andrew Buchan also star. The adaptation comes from writer Sarah Phelps (The Casual Vacancy) and director Alex Gabassi (The Frankenstein Chronicles).
  Into the Dark: Down Horror Hulu
Russian Doll NEW Trailer Comedy/Drama Netflix
Natasha Lyonne stars as a guest of honor at a never-ending party—well, technically, it does end, with her death, only for it to restart again each time with her unharmed—in this eight-episode comedy that she created with Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland (Bachelorette).
  Siempre Bruja: Always a Witch NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Tropical Cop Tales NEW Trailer Comedy Adult Swim, midnight
  Velvet Buzzsaw MOVIE Trailer Comedy Netflix
Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) directs a "satirical thriller" set in L.A.'s contemporary art scene. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Daveed Diggs, John Malkovich, Toni Collette, and Tom Sturridge star. The film will also play in select theaters beginning today.
SAT / February 2
  1st Annual Cat Bowl SPECIAL Special Hallmark, 10p
  Death of a Cheerleader MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Puppy Bowl Presents: The Dog Bowl SPECIAL Special Animal Planet, 8p
  Valentine in the Vineyard MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
SUN / February 3
  Kitten Bowl VI SPECIAL Special Hallmark, 2p
  Puppy Bowl XV SPECIAL Special Animal Planet, 3p ET
  Super Bowl LIII SPECIAL Sports/Live event CBS 7p ET
The World's Best NEW Reality competition CBS 10p ET *
New talent competition series hosted by James Corden airs immediately following Super Bowl coverage nationwide (* time approximate). Judges include Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles, and Faith Hill. Subsequent episodes will air Wednesdays at 8p (beginning Feb. 6).
MON / February 4
  Elvis Goes There NEW Reality Epix, 10p
Film critic Elvis Mitchell joins filmmakers Paul Feig, Sofia Coppola, Ryan Coogler and Guillermo del Toro on trips around the world to places that influenced their work.
  Man With a Plan Comedy CBS 8:30p
TUE / February 5
  American Housewife Comedy ABC 8p
Moves to a new day and time.
American Soul MINISERIES Drama/Music BET, 9p
Sinqua Walls stars as Don Cornelius in this series dramatizing the life of the Soul Train creator and host.
  My Great Big Live Wedding With David Tutera NEW Reality Lifetime, 10p
WED / February 6
  The Challenge: War of the Worlds Reality competition MTV, 9p
  Incredible Animal Moments MOVIE Documentary/Nature Smithsonian, 8p
FRI / February 8
2 Dope Queens Trailer Comedy HBO 11p
This second season of four "specials" based on the hit podcast from Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams includes appearances by Daniel Radcliffe, Lupita Nyong'o, Keegan-Michael Key, Rory Scovel, Solomon Georgio, and Lizzo.
High Flying Bird MOVIE Trailer Drama/Sports Netflix
Directed by Steven Soderbergh from a script by Tarell Alvin McCraney (who wrote the play upon which the film Moonlight was based), this Netflix original film follows a sports agent (André Holland) and his NBA rookie client (Melvin Gregg) during a labor dispute that shuts down the league. Zazie Beetz, Zachary Quinto, Sonja Sohn, Bill Duke, and Kyle MacLachlan also star.
One Day at a Time Trailer Comedy Netflix
PEN15 NEW Trailer Comedy Hulu
All 10 episodes stream today for this Lonely Island-produced comedy series set in middle school. The catch? Two of the 7th graders are played by fully grown adults (and the show's creators) Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine, who star as versions of their real selves in the year 2000. (Their classmates are played by actual 13-year-olds.)
White Dragon NEW Trailer Drama Prime Video
Eight-episode British thriller stars John Simm (Life on Mars) as a London professor investigating his wife's sudden death in Hong Kong.
SAT / February 9
  The Story of Us MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Victoria Gotti: My Father's Daughter MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
SUN / February 10
  61st Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p ET
Alicia Keys hosts.
  America's Lost Vikings NEW Reality Science, 10p
  Autopsy: The Last Hours Of... Reality Reelz, 9p ET
  Emma Fielding Mysteries: More Bitter Than Death MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Hustle NEW Reality Viceland, 9p
  Margaret: The Rebel Princess SPECIAL Documentary PBS 10p
  Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj Talk/Comedy Netflix
  Price of Fame Reality Reelz, 10p ET
  Ride With Norman Reedus Reality AMC Midnight
  The Walking Dead Drama/Horror AMC 9p
  The Zoo Reality Animal Planet, 8p
MON / February 11
  American Dad! Animation/Comedy TBS, 10p
  Delicious Trailer Drama Acorn TV
TUE / February 12
  American Chopper Reality Discovery, 10p
  The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Sports HBO 10p
Miracle Workers NEW Trailer Comedy TBS, 10:30p
It's your typical workplace comedy, except that the workplace is heaven, and the uninspiring, checked-out boss is God (played by Steve Buscemi, replacing the originally cast Owen Wilson). Daniel Radcliffe stars as a low-level employee/angel charged with handling all of humanity's prayers. The Lorne Michaels-produced series comes from Man Seeking Woman creator Simon Rich (which he adapts from his own book, What in God's Name), and it will feature Tituss Burgess, Margaret Cho, Tim Meadows, Chris Parnell, and Angela Kinsey as recurring guests. TBS considers it an anthology, so a hypothetical future season would feature a different cast.
  The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reality Bravo, 9p
WED / February 13
  Amazing Pigs MOVIE Documentary/Nature Smithsonian, 8p
Weird City NEW Trailer Sci-fi/Comedy YouTube Premium
The upcoming CBS All Access reboot of Twilight Zone isn't the only anthology series that the increasingly prolific Jordan Peele is working on. First up is this six-episode sci-fi comedy series (co-created by former Key and Peele writer Charlie Sanders) that tells different stories set in the future city of Weird. Each episode features a different cast—the roster includes Mark Hamill, Sara Gilbert, LeVar Burton, Michael Cera, Steven Yeun, Rosario Dawson, Ed O'Neill, Laverne Cox, Awkwafina, and Yvette Nicole Brown, among many others—and directors include Amy Heckerling and Adam Bernstein.
THU / February 14
  Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
John M. Chu directs his Crazy Rich Asians star in his first Netflix stand-up special.
  The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook MINISERIES Documentary Ovation, 10p ET
FRI / February 15
Doom Patrol NEW Trailer Drama DC Universe
The next live-action original series from the new streaming service centers on heroes Robotman (voiced by Brendan Fraser and played by Riley Shanahan), Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Elasti-Woman (fka Elasti-Girl) (April Bowlby), and Crazy Jane (Orange Is the New Black's Diane Guerrero). Alan Tudyk also stars as villain Eric Morden/Mr. Nobody, while former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton plays The Chief. It's yet another Greg Berlanti production, and it comes from Jeremy Carver (Frequency). New episodes stream weekly.
  Kim Possible MOVIE Trailer Comedy/Action/Family Disney, 8p
Live-action movie is based on the animated series.
Lorena MINISERIES Trailer Documentary Prime Video
Jordan Peele produces this four-part true crime series focusing on Lorena Bobbitt, who became a media sensation in 1993 when she cut off her husband John's penis in response to years of abuse.
Proven Innocent NEW Drama Fox 9p
Created by David Elliot (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and is produced by Danny Strong (Empire), TV's latest legal procedural is set at a law firm that specializes in representing wrongfully convicted clients. Late addition Kelsey Grammer joins a cast that also features Rachelle Lefevre (Under the Dome), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), Russell Hornsby (Grimm), Nikki M. James (BrainDead), Laurie Holden (The Americans), and Riley Smith (Frequency).
The Umbrella Academy NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
This Netflix original is a 10-episode, live-action adaptation of the award-winning graphic novels (about a family of superheroes) by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way. The cast includes Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Mary J. Blige, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and Kate Walsh.
SAT / February 16
  Love, Romance & Chocolate MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Ransom Drama CBS 8p
SUN / February 17
  2019 American Rescue Dog Show SPECIAL Special Hallmark, 8p
  BTK: A Killer Among Us SPECIAL Reality ID, 10p
  The Chronicle Mysteries: Recovered MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Don't Be Tardy... Trailer Reality Bravo, 9p
  Elvis All-Star Tribute Special SPECIAL Music NBC 9p
  Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Talk/Comedy HBO 11p
MON / February 18
  The Oldenheim Twelve NEW Foreign/Drama Acorn TV
TUE / February 19
  American Masters: Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me SPECIAL Trailer Documentary PBS 9p
At Home With Amy Sedaris Trailer Comedy truTV, 10p
WED / February 20
Documentary Now! Trailer Comedy IFC, 10p
The seven-episode "52nd" (aka third) season of the documentary spoof series includes parodies of recent Netflix hit Wild Wild Country, D.A. Pennebaker's Original Cast Album: Company, bowling doc League of Ordinary Gentlemen, and Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present. Guests include Cate Blanchett, Michael C. Hall, Michael Keaton, Owen Wilson, Tim Robinson, Bobby Moynihan, Natasha Lyonne, and John Mulaney.
  Naked Mole Rats MOVIE Documentary/Nature Smithsonian, 8p
  Survivor Reality competition CBS 8p
THU / February 21
Desus & Mero NEW Trailer Talk Showtime 11p
The TV/podcast duo bring their topical, comedic talk show from Viceland to Showtime, where it will air weekly on Thursday nights.
Flack NEW Drama Pop, 10p
Six-episode series stars Anna Paquin as an American publicist in London. Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty) directs.
The Oath Trailer Drama Crackle
FRI / February 22
  American Masters: Charley Pride: I'm Just Me SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
  Paddleton MOVIE Trailer Comedy/Drama Netflix
This semi-improvised Sundance entry centers on two friends (Ray Romano, Mark Duplass) who head off on a road trip after one of them is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
SAT / February 23
  34th Independent Spirit Awards SPECIAL Live event IFC, 5p ET
Aubrey Plaza hosts.
  Love on the Menu MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  O.G. MOVIE Trailer Drama HBO 8p
Jeffrey Wright stars as a convict serving out the final days of a 24-year sentence. A companion documentary (filmed at the same location, Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility), airs on HBO on Monday night (and streams tonight following O.G.).
SUN / February 24
  91st Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC 8p ET
Kevin Hart Somebody else Nobody hosts.
  The Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Meet the Peetes Reality Hallmark, 9p
  When Calls the Heart Drama Hallmark, 8p
Whiskey Cavalier NEW Trailer Drama ABC 11:35p ET / 10p PT
An hourlong action-dramedy from TV veteran David Hemingson (The Catch, Kitchen Confidential) and produced by Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town), Whiskey Cavalier centers on an FBI/CIA inter-agency task force led by Scott Foley (Scandal) and Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead). Special "sneak peek" tonight following the Oscars broadcast; the same episode also airs in the show's normal timeslot, this Wednesday (2/27) at 10p.
MON / February 25
The Enemy Within NEW Trailer Drama NBC10p
Created by Ken Woodruff (Gotham) and directed by Mark Pellington (Arlington Road), this thriller stars Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) as a CIA agent-turned-traitor who is freed from a life sentence in a Supermax prison by an FBI agent (Morris Chestnut) who wants her assistance in tracking down a dangerous criminal.
  It's a Hard Truth Ain't It MOVIE Documentary HBO 10p
  London Kills NEW Drama Acorn TV
  Shadowhunters Drama Freeform, 8p
  Vice Live NEW Variety Viceland, 9p
New nightly live two-hour broadcast (airing M-Th) recaps the day in pop culture.
The Voice Reality competition NBC8p
John Legend joins the judge panel. Note that after next week's episode (March 5), the show will go on hiatus for over a month before returning on April 23rd.
TUE / February 26
  MasterChef Junior Reality competition Fox 8p
Mental Samurai NEW Reality competition Fox 9p
Rob Lowe hosts the "first-ever obstacle course for the mind" (which presumably remains inside the body for the duration of the competition).
  Mexican Dynasties NEW Reality Bravo, 10p
  World of Dance Reality competition NBC9p
Subsequent episodes will air Sundays at 8p (beginning March 3rd).
WED / February 27
  Gone MINISERIES Trailer Drama WGN, 9p
Whiskey Cavalier NEW Trailer Drama ABC 10p
An hourlong action-dramedy from TV veteran David Hemingson (The Catch, Kitchen Confidential) and produced by Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town), Whiskey Cavalier centers on an FBI/CIA inter-agency task force led by Scott Foley (Scandal) and Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead).
THU / February 28
Better Things Trailer Comedy FX 10p
Pamela Adlon's hugely acclaimed series returns for a third season that features appearances by Matthew Broderick, Sharon Stone, Judy Reyes, and Doug Jones. Adlon directs all 12 episodes.
  Wife Swap NEW Reality CMT, 9p
Revival of the "classic" reality series.

Spring premieres

FRI / March 1
  American Masters: Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
  Into the Dark: Treehouse Horror Hulu
  The Widow NEW Trailer Drama Prime Video
Making its American debut on Prime Video, this eight-episode British thriller stars Kate Beckinsale who begins to investigate her own past after she sees new footage of her husband—long thought dead—on the news.
SUN / March 3
  American Idol Reality competition ABC 8p
  The Chronicle Mysteries: Vines That Bind MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
Cosmos: Possible Worlds MINISERIES Trailer Documentary Fox 9p
Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to host a follow-up to the 2014 miniseries based on Carl Sagan's original.
Good Girls Drama NBC10p
THU / March 7
A.P. Bio Comedy NBC8:30p
For the People Drama ABC 10p
  Station 19 Drama ABC 9p
SUN / March 10
American Gods Drama Starz, 8p
The Neil Gaiman adaptation's delayed second season follows some behind-the-scenes turmoil, which saw several different showrunners (including last season's Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, and then their replacement, Jesse Alexander) depart the project and the episode count trimmed from 10 to 8 amid budget overruns. Also gone are cast members Gillian Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth. Newcomers include Dean Winters and Kahyun Kim.
  Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul SPECIAL Music CBS 9p
  Buddy vs. Duff NEW Reality competition Food, 9p
  Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
Now Apocalypse NEW Trailer Comedy Starz, 9p
Created by veteran indie film director Gregg Araki and produced by Steven Soderbergh and Gregory Jacobs, this unique coming-of-age comedy series follows four people on their quest for "love, sex and fame" in a very surreal version of Los Angeles—and one that may be in the throes of a dark conspiracy. Araki directs all 10 episodes, which he co-wrote with Vogue sex columnist Karley Sciortino (Slutever). The series will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
MON / March 11
  Punk MINISERIES Documentary/Music Epix, 10p
TUE / March 12
The Village NEW Drama NBC10p
NBC's latest attempt to duplicate its This Is Us magic is a sentimental ensemble drama that follows the (sometimes interconnected) lives of a diverse group of residents of a Brooklyn apartment building. Is there a single mom raising a pregnant teen, an injured war veteran, a law student with a much older roommate, and an undocumented immigrant? You bet. The series comes from Mike Daniels (Sons of Anarchy, Shades of Blue) and stars Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint, and Grace Van Dien. Special premiere; the series will return in its regular timeslot on April 2nd at 9p.
THU / March 14
  2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music Fox 8p
FRI / March 15
Shrill NEW Comedy Hulu
SNL's Aidy Bryant stars in an adaptation of Lindy West's memoir. All six episodes stream today.
Turn Up Charlie NEW Comedy Netflix
Luther star Idris Elba returns for a much lighter series which finds him playing a struggling DJ who takes on a day job as "manny" for his much more successful friend's problem child.
SAT / March 16
  Murder Made Me Famous Reality Reelz, 9p ET
  Notorious NEW Reality Reelz, 10p ET
SUN / March 17
Billions Trailer Drama Showtime 9p
MON / March 18
The Fix NEW Drama ABC 10p
Former prosecutor Marcia Clark (yes, that one) teams with the duo of Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain (Dollhouse, Lie to Me) for a serialized legal drama that shares a few similarities with Clark's own life. Robin Tunney (The Mentalist) stars as a Los Angeles district attorney who loses a high-profile murder trial featuring a celebrity suspect (Lost's Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). (He's an actor, not a football player, in case you were wondering.) Devastated, she relocates to the Pacific Northwest for a quieter life out of the spotlight, only to be drawn back into the case eight years later when the celebrity is suspected of another killing. Merrin Dungey, Adam Rayner, and Breckin Meyer also star.
WED / March 20
The Act NEW Drama Hulu
Hulu's new true-crime anthology series begins with an eight-episode story of a toxic mother-daughter relationship, adapted from Michelle Dean's article "Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered." Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloe Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb and Calum Worthy star. New episodes stream weekly.
MON / March 25
  Women, War & Peace II SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
WED / March 27
  Happy Trailer Comedy Syfy, 10p
Jane the Virgin Comedy CW 9p
Million Dollar Mile NEW Reality competition CBS 9p
Tim Tebow hosts a new obstacle course competition series in which every contestant has a chance at winning one million dollars.
SUN / March 31
  Call the Midwife Drama PBS 8p
Mrs. Wilson MINISERIES Drama PBS 9p
MON / April 1
  Cannon Busters NEW Anime Netflix
  DC's Legends of Tomorrow Drama CW 8p
Moves to a new time.
  Penn & Teller: Fool Us SPECIAL Reality CW 9p
  Ultraman NEW Trailer Anime Netflix
TUE / April 2
  The Last O.G. Trailer Comedy TBS, 10:30p
The second season of the Tracy Morgan/Tiffany Haddish comedy features appearances from Method Man, Rev Run, Talib Kweli, Rakim, Jack McBrayer, and Dan Hedaya.
THU / April 4
In the Dark Drama/Comedy CW 9p
The CW's final newcomer of the 2018-19 season is the closest thing the network has to a new comedy (though it's not all that close). Produced by Ben Stiller's Red Hour, directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, Search Party), and created by Corinne Kingsbury (Fam), the hourlong series centers on a hard-living but "irreverent" blind woman (Perry Mattfeld, Shameless) who thinks she stumbles across the scene of the murder of her drug-dealing friend. When the cops don't believe her story—the body is nowhere to be found when they arrive—she sets out to track down the man's killer herself with the help of her guide dog, Pretzel.
FRI / April 5
  Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Trailer Drama Netflix
Our Planet MINISERIES Trailer Documentary/Nature Netflix
The streaming service borrows the narrator (David Attenborough), production company, and (presumably) Emmy aspirations behind the BBC's recent nature miniseries hits Planet Earth and Blue Planet for a similarly ambitious wildlife series filmed (in 4K video) across a wide range of habitats on all seven continents over a four-year period.
SUN / April 7
  54th Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p
Killing Eve Drama BBC America, 8p
TUE / April 9
  The Code NEW Drama CBS 9p
Seemingly a suitable companion for the network's many NCIS military crime procedurals (hence tonight's special premiere), The Code focuses on the Marines rather than the Navy—and the law side of the law-and-order equation. (Expect a lot of courtroom action.) Luke Mitchell and Dana Delany (replacing the original leads Dave Annable and Mira Sorvino, who departed after the pilot was shot) head the cast. The series comes from Craig Sweeny (who also created the TV version of Limitless) and Craig Turk (also a co-creator of F.B.I.). The series will move to Mondays at 9p beginning April 15.
  You Me Her Comedy AT&T/DirecTV, 10p
WED / April 10
  Ozone Hole: How We Save the Planet SPECIAL Documentary PBS 10p
FRI / April 12
  American Masters: Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
SUN / April 14
Game of Thrones Trailer Drama/Fantasy HBO 9p
Les Misérables MINISERIES Trailer Drama PBS 9p
Airing on Masterpiece, this six-part, non-musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel stars Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Lily Collins, and Olivia Colman. The adaptation comes from Andrew Davies (Bleak House, the original House of Cards, Mr. Selfridge).
MON / April 15
  Arrow Drama CW 9p
Moves to a new time.
TUE / April 16
Bless This Mess NEW Comedy ABC 9:30p
Shot as a pilot for Fox a year ago, only to be passed on by that network but picked up by ABC in December, this six-episode, single-camera comedy follows a pair of newlyweds (Lake Bell, Dax Shepard) as they leave the big city behind for a simpler life in Nebraska. Also starring are Ed Begley Jr. and Pam Grier. Bell also directs and co-created the series with New Girl's Liz Meriwether.
WED / April 17
  Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World MINISERIES Documentary PBS 10p
FRI / April 19
  American Masters: Gary Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
  Rilakkuma and Kaoru NEW Trailer Anime Netflix
SAT / April 20
  Murdoch Mysteries Drama Ovation, 7p ET
It's the U.S. television debut for season 12 of the Canadian series, which previously aired on Ovation under the name The Artful Detective.
TUE / April 23
  History of African American Business SPECIAL Documentary PBS 8p
SUN / April 28
  The Red Line NEW Drama CBS 8p
A serialized drama from a pair of TV's top producers (Greg Berlanti and Ava DuVernay), The Red Line tells a fictional but all-too-timely story about a racially motivated shooting by a police officer. Set in Chicago, the drama looks at the aftermath of the killing of an innocent black doctor by a white cop from the varying perspectives of three different families connected to the case. ER's Noah Wyle leads the ensemble cast. CBS is rolling out the eight-episode series in two-hour blocks across four consecutive Sundays.
TUE / April 30
  The 100 Drama/Sci-fi CW 9p

Summer premieres

THU / May 2
iZombie Drama CW 8p
FRI / May 3
  Emilio & Gloria Estefan: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song SPECIAL Music PBS 9p
FRI / May 17
  American Masters: Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
SUN / May 19
Hair Live! SPECIAL Musical NBC tbd
WED / May 22
  The Amazing Race Reality competition CBS 8p
SUN / May 26
  National Memorial Day Concert 2019 SPECIAL Music PBS 8p
MON / May 27
  Korea: The Never-Ending War SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
WED / May 29
  Light Falls SPECIAL Documentary/Drama PBS 10p
SUN / June 9
  73rd Annual Tony Awards SPECIAL Live event CBS 8p
SAT / June 15
  Frankie Drake Mysteries NEW Drama Ovation, 9p ET
U.S. premiere of the Canadian series (from a pair of Murdoch Mysteries writers) set in 1920s Toronto.
MON / June 17
Grand Hotel NEW Drama ABC 10p
Based on a Spanish series and produced by Eva Longoria, this primetime soap is set inside a family-owned luxury Miami Beach hotel. Demián Bichir heads the cast as the hotel's wealthy owner while Roselyn Sanchez plays his (current) second wife, and the upstairs/downstairs storylines will revolve around their family as well as the hotel's staff and guests. The adaptation comes from Brian Tanen (Devious Maids, Ugly Betty).
THU / July 4
Stranger Things Drama Netflix

Fall premieres

TUE / September 17
  The American Game MINISERIES Documentary/Sports ESPN, tbd
Eleven-episode series (airing weekly on Tuesdays) examines the history of college football.
THU / September 19
  The Greatest MINISERIES Documentary/Sports ESPN, tbd
SUN / September 22
  71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards SPECIAL Live event Fox 8p ET
FRI / October 4
  WWE SmackDown Live "Sports" Fox 8p
Moves to Fox from USA.

2020 premieres

SUN / January 26, 2020
  62nd Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p ET
SUN / February 9
  92nd Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd

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



Did we miss something?
Don't see a show here? Check our 2018-19 season scorecard for an alphabetical listing with scores and premiere dates. If you know of a listing that should be included in this calendar, feel free to contact us at editorial@metacritic.com or post the details in the comments section below. (And we thank everyone who has already been doing so!)

View an archive of past premiere dates >




Comments (189)

  • Viewer4446  

    Saturday,Feb 9, 2019, Riviera 10PM on Ovation. Don't miss it! Please update tv calendar

  • TeachNeeMore  

    Manifest 1/7 10pm NBC, New Amsterdam 1/8 10pm NBC, FBI 1/8 9pm CBS, NCIS: New Orleans 1/8 10pm CBS, The Resident 1/7 8pm FOX

  • blarpisblarp  

    Fantomworks comes on dec 5th not the 7th

  • blarpisblarp  

    I didn't mean to post so many times, apologies. I have no idea what happened.

  • blarpisblarp  

    Welcome to Christmas Premieres SUNDAY DECEMBER 9 8pm/7c

    A ton of your Hallmark and HMM listings are wrong...just a heads up

  • blarpisblarp  

    Welcome to Christmas Premieres SUNDAY DECEMBER 9 8pm/7c

    A ton of your Hallmark and HMM listings are wrong...just a heads up

  • blarpisblarp  

    Welcome to Christmas Premieres SUNDAY DECEMBER 9 8pm/7c

    A ton of your Hallmark and HMM listings are wrong...just a heads up

  • blarpisblarp  

    Welcome to Christmas Premieres SUNDAY DECEMBER 9 8pm/7c

    A ton of your Hallmark and HMM listings are wrong...just a heads up

  • LigeiaTepes  

    Return to Amish airs Sunday, November 18 at 10/9c on TLC

  • rcianci  

    Are the people who update this page on vacation?

New in Metacritic Reports

  1. What to Watch Now on Prime Video Image
    Published: January 18, 2019
  2. What to Watch Now on Starz Image
    Published: January 18, 2019
  3. What to Watch Now on Hulu Image
    Published: January 17, 2019
  4. Metacritic Users Pick the Best of 2018 Image
    Published: January 7, 2019
  5. January 2019
    DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: January 2019 Image
    Published: December 31, 2018
  6. 30 Notable New & Returning Shows
    Winter TV Preview: 30 Notable New & Returning Shows Image
    Published: December 30, 2018
  7. The Best Miniseries, TV Movies, and Specials of 2018 Image
    Published: December 29, 2018
  8. The 20 Best New TV Shows of 2018 Image
    Published: December 28, 2018

What Our Users Are Talking About

  1. /feature/2019-music-preview Image
    2019 Music Preview: 88 Notable Upcoming Albums
    January 15, 2019 - 1 comment
    1. applemapsfan : What about Fiona Apple? When is she dropping a new album? Read »
  2. /feature/users-pick-the-best-of-2018 Image
    Metacritic Users Pick the Best of 2018
    January 7, 2019 - 7 comments
    1. RatingYoda : Critics matter more Read »
    2. jayydee92 : I mean, good can be objective - a work can be objectively well-crafted, or have elements that are. Enjoyment is... Read »
    3. ABAwesome : I hated the film since I saw it back in October. The first act was great but it falls apart after that. Let's not... Read »
    4. jayydee92 : @ABAwesome Lol, a little dramatic there. I know people like to start hating on well-received things after a while,... Read »
  3. /feature/best-videogames-released-in-2018 Image
    The Best Videogames of 2018
    January 2, 2019 - 6 comments
    1. munir : Microsoft had 0 "good exclusives" in 2018? Well, let me tell you: 2019 will be the same, and so 2020. Until... Read »
  4. /feature/film-critics-list-the-top-10-movies-of-2018 Image
    Best of 2018: Film Critic Top Ten Lists
    December 5, 2018 - 14 comments
    1. adam_f : I don't really like the system of giving "points" based on inclusion on top 10 lists. Seems to me that if a critical... Read »
  5. /feature/2018-film-awards-and-nominations-scorecard Image
    Best of 2018: Film Awards & Nominations Scorecard
    November 27, 2018 - 21 comments
    1. Chrille : 1. Okay,Steven Yeun has won NSOFC,Florida,L.A. and Toronto,has 4-1-5,(very impressive and slightly visades) meaning... Read »
  6. /feature/film-critics-list-the-top-10-movies-of-2017 Image
    Best of 2017: Film Critic Top Ten Lists
    December 5, 2017 - 21 comments
    1. kiki786 : nice post, thanks for sharing http://movavicrack.info/ Read »
  7. /feature/tv-premiere-dates Image
    2019 Winter/Spring TV Premiere Calendar
    December 20, 2018 - 189 comments
    1. Viewer4446 : Saturday,Feb 9, 2019, Riviera 10PM on Ovation. Don't miss it! Please update tv calendar Read »