2018-19 TV Premiere Calendar

  • Publish Date: August 14, 2018
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This is the permanent home of our TV premiere calendar. Bookmark this page; we'll update it daily throughout the year. Updated November 13

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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November premieres

TUE / November 13
Carl Weber’s The Family Business NEW Drama BET, 9p
  The Curse of Oak Island Reality History, 9p
  Deadly Silence NEW Reality ID, 9p
  Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: The Jehovah's Witnesses SPECIAL Reality A&E, 9p
  Loudon Wainwright III: Surviving Twin SPECIAL Music special Netflix
  Munchies Guide to ... Reality Viceland, 10p
Real Country NEW Trailer Music USA, 10p
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power NEW Trailer Animation/Family Netflix
  Warrior NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  We'll Meet Again Trailer Reality PBS 8p
WED / November 14
  52nd Annual CMA Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music ABC 8p
Origin NEW Trailer Sci-fi/Drama YouTube Premium
Ten-episode YouTube original directed (in part) by Paul W.S. Anderson follows a group of strangers who find themselves stranded on a spacecraft headed for a distant planet. Expect plenty of Lost-like flashbacks to add to the mystery surrounding the passengers.
THU / November 15
  The Crew MOVIE Foreign/Action/Thriller Netflix
  The Emperor's Newest Clothes SPECIAL Animation/Family HBO 6p
  May the Devil Take You MOVIE Foreign/Horror Netflix
  SuperMansion: A Prayer for Mr. T: The SuperMansion Thanksgiving Special Animation/Comedy Crackle
  The Wine Show Reality Ovation, 10p ET
FRI / November 16
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs MOVIE Trailer Western Netflix
Originally intended to be the first Netflix television series from the Coen brothers, Buster Scruggs was retooled at the last minute into a (very long) movie, though it retains the anthology format of the series. The film collects six different stories set in the Old West that vary in tone (though many are comedic) and are tied together only by the presence of the title character, a "sharp-shooting songster" played by Tim Blake Nelson. Individual segments feature James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan, Brendan Gleeson, and Tyne Daly, among others. The film will also play in theaters, with a limited release beginning November 9 and contiuning past today's Netflix debut.
The Bisexual NEW Trailer Comedy/Drama Hulu
Desiree Akhavan (Sundance-winning The Miseducation of Cameron Post) directs, co-writes, and stars in this Channel 4/Hulu co-production about a New Yorker living in London who, on a break from a 10-year relationship, finds herself dating both women and men for the first time. Reviews were mixed upon its UK premiere last month.
  Cam MOVIE Thriller Netflix
  Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams MOVIE Trailer Documentary/Music Prime Video
  Dogs NEW Trailer Reality Netflix
  The Gymkhana Files NEW Trailer Reality Prime Video
  Holly Hobbie NEW Family Hulu
The Kominsky Method NEW Trailer Comedy Netflix
The latest series from producer Chuck Lorre (who previously developed the short-lived Disjointed for the streaming service) is a single-camera comedy starring Michael Douglas as a Hollywood acting coach. Alan Arkin co-stars as his longtime agent and friend, while Nancy Travis plays a divorcée who enrolls in his acting class. Lisa Edelstein will also have a recurring guest role.
  Kung Fu Panda Village NEW Animation/Family Prime Video
  Mirzapur NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Prime Video
Narcos: Mexico Trailer Drama Netflix
Diego Luna and Michael Peña head the cast of this Mexico-set fourth season of the Netflix drama series, which serves as an almost complete reboot. Directors this season include Alonso Ruizpalacios (Museum) and Amat Escalante (The Untamed).
  Ponysitters Club Family Netflix
  Prince of Peoria NEW Family Netflix
  The Princess Switch MOVIE Trailer Family Netflix
  Vai Anitta NEW Trailer Reality Netflix
SAT / November 17
  Barefoot Contessa Cook Like a Pro: Thanksgiving Sides SPECIAL Reality Food, 8p
  Christmas at Graceland MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  A Godwink Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle MINISERIES Documentary Sundance, 9p
Two-part special concludes Sunday at 9p.
A Murder in Mansfield MOVIE Documentary ID, 9p
  Sesame Street Family HBO 9a
Sorry: You now have the 1-2-3-4-5, 6-7-8-9-10, 11-12 song stuck in your head.
SUN / November 18
  America in Color Documentary Smithsonian, 8p
Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI MINISERIES Trailer Documentary Showtime 8p
This four-part series from director Alex Gibney (and based in part on Tim Weiner's book Enemies: A History of the FBI) traces the long history of conflicts between the White House and the FBI.
Escape at Dannemora MINISERIES Trailer Drama Showtime 10p
A change of pace for Ben Stiller, who serves as director and producer, this eight-hour Showtime miniseries is based on a real-life event: the 2015 escape by two convicted murderers from an upstate New York prison with the assistance of a prison employee who was romantically involved with both convicts. Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, and Paul Dano head a cast that also includes Bonnie Hunt and David Morse. The script comes from Ray Donovan vets Michael Tolkin and Brett Johnson.
  Haunted Case Files Reality Travel, 9p
  The Impeachment of Bill Clinton MINISERIES Documentary A&E, 9p
  The Lost Tapes: Tet Offensive SPECIAL Documentary Smithsonian, 9p
  Macy's Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 8p
  Mingle All the Way MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
My Brilliant Friend NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama HBO 9p
It's HBO's first non-English-language original series (though more are coming in 2019). This lavishly produced, Italian-language drama is adapted from Elena Ferrante's acclaimed best-selling novel about an elderly woman who chronicles six decades of her friendship/rivalry with another woman after the latter mysteriously disappears. Reviewers liked the series when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival in August, and three additional seasons (based on Ferrante's three follow-up novels) will be produced in Italy, though HBO hasn't yet officially committed to airing them. New episodes will air on both Sundays and Mondays (including another new episode tomorrow at 9p).
Queen America NEW Trailer Comedy/Drama Facebook Watch
Catherine Zeta-Jones stars in Facebook's latest original scripted series as a ruthless pageant coach in Oklahoma.
  Rebel Without a Crew: The Series NEW Reality El Rey, 7p
  Return to Amish Reality TLC, 10p
  Return to Christmas Creek MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
MON / November 19
  Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham MOVIE Trailer Drama/Comedy Acorn TV
  Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
The Last Kingdom Trailer Drama Netflix
The Little Drummer Girl MINISERIES Trailer Drama AMC 9p
After The Night Manager scored impressive reviews and received a dozen Emmy nominations for AMC in 2016, it became inevitable that more John le Carré adaptations would follow. (Not that we're complaining.) Next up is The Little Drummer Girl, le Carré's 1983 novel about an Israeli spy who enlists an actress to help him track down a Palestinian terrorist moving through Europe, and once again there is some major talent involved. Oldboy and The Handmaiden director Park Chan-wook makes his TV debut (he directs the entire series) with a cast led by Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgard, and Michael Shannon. Set in the late 1970s, the six-hour miniseries will air across three consecutive nights.
TUE / November 20
  Brothers in Arms NEW Reality History, 10p
  Creative Galaxy Holiday Special SPECIAL Animation/Family Prime Video
  The Final Table NEW Trailer Reality competition Netflix
Netflix's new cooking competition series features accomplished chefs from around the world in a series of international-themed challenges (structured more like Iron Chef than Top Chef). The cooking talent includes Grant Achatz, Timothy Hollingsworth, Johnny Spero, and Aaron Bludorn, while noted food critics Sam Sifton and Jay Rayner are among the judges and Bon Appétit's Andrew Knowlton hosts. All 10 episodes stream today.
  Hope at Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Kulipari: Dream Walker NEW Animation/Family Netflix
  Motown Magic NEW Animation/Family Netflix
  Pete the Cat: A Very Groovy Christmas SPECIAL Animation/Family Prime Video
  Sabrina MOVIE Foreign/Horror/Thriller Netflix
  Trevor Noah: Son Of Patricia SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Netflix
WED / November 21
  The Bureau Foreign/Drama Sundance Now
  A Christmas Arrangement MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 10p
  Christmas at the Palace MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  My Christmas Inn MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Religion of Sports Reality/Sports AT&T/DirecTV, 8p
  The Tribe MOVIE Foreign/Comedy Netflix
THU / November 22
  Christmas at Grand Valley MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
The Christmas Chronicles MOVIE Trailer Family/Adventure/Comedy Netflix
  The Christmas Contract MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  I'm Coming Home SPECIAL Reality ABC 10p
  MasterChef Junior: Celebrity Showdown SPECIAL Reality competition Fox 8p
  Meghan's New Life: The Real Princess Diaries SPECIAL News-ish ABC 9p
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Trailer Comedy Netflix
The bingeable, six-episode second Netflix season of the revived cult classic streams in its entirety today (aka Turkey Day) in honor of the show's 30th anniversary. Movies riffed this time include the "classics" Mac and Me, Atlantic Rim, Killer Fish, and The Day Time Ended.
No Activity Trailer Comedy CBS All Access
All eight episodes of the 2nd season are available to stream today.
  'Tis the Season: A One Tree Hill Cast Reunion SPECIAL Special Lifetime, 10p
FRI / November 23
  Every Other Holiday MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 10p
  Frontier Drama Netflix
  Fugitiva NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  My Windfall Dream Home NEW Reality HGTV, 9p
  Poinsettias for Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Sick Note NEW Comedy Netflix
Two seasons of the British dark comedy series stream today. Rupert Grint stars as a slacker who is misdiagnosed with terminal cancer who then decides to hide the truth from his friends after he notices that everyone treats him much better when they think he's dying. Nick Frost also stars, while guests include Don Johnson and Lindsay Lohan.
SAT / November 24
  Christmas Everlasting MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Christmas Harmony MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 10p
  Every Day Is Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Killer Unknown NEW Reality ID, 10p
SUN / November 25
  2018 Soul Train Awards SPECIAL Music BET, 8p
  Christmas Perfection MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 10p
Dirty John NEW Trailer Drama Bravo, 10p
This fictionalized adaptation of the true-crime podcast of the same name (which traces the twisty story of the relationship between divorced doctor John Meehan and businesswoman Debra Newell, which ends poorly for all involved) stars Connie Britton, Eric Bana, Jean Smart, and Juno Temple. It's an anthology series, so the second season (which has already been greenlit) will feature a different true-crime story.
  The Flood SPECIAL Documentary/Nature Nat Geo, tbd
  Holiday Gingerbread Showdown NEW Reality competition Food, 10p
  Holiday Wars SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 8p
  Jingle Belle MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Paul Walker: Behind Closed Doors SPECIAL Documentary Reelz, 9p ET
  A Shoe Addict's Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  The Truth About Christmas MOVIE Trailer Drama Freeform, 9p
  Welcome to Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
MON / November 26
  The Great Christmas Light Fight Reality competition ABC 8p
  Love & Hip Hop: New York Reality VH1, 8p
  The Panama Papers MOVIE Documentary Epix, 9p
  The Truth About Killer Robots MOVIE Documentary HBO 10p
TUE / November 27
  Adam Ruins Everything Reality/Comedy truTV, 10p
  Body Cam NEW Reality ID, 10p
  Bumping Mics With Jeff Ross & Dave Attel SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
  The Devil Next Door NEW Reality A&E, 10p
  Goatface SPECIAL Trailer Comedy Comedy Central 10p
  House Hunters: Home for the Holidays NEW Reality HGTV, 9p
  Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Reality A&E, 9p
WED / November 28
  Bargain Mansions Reality DIY, 9p
  Catfish: The TV Show Reality MTV, 9p
  Chrisley Knows Best Reality USA, 9p
  Christmas in Rockefeller Center SPECIAL Special NBC 8p
  Conan in Japan SPECIAL Comedy TBS, 10p
  Kentucky Ayahuasca NEW Reality Viceland, 10p
  Knight Fight NEW Reality History, 10p
  A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy SPECIAL Variety NBC 10p
  Man Fire Food Reality Cooking, 9p ET
  Vikings Trailer Drama History, 9p
THU / November 29
  Cold Valley SPECIAL Reality ID, 9p
  The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration SPECIAL Variety ABC 9p
FRI / November 30
  1983 NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Baby NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding MOVIE Rom-com Netflix
  Death by Magic NEW Reality Netflix
F Is for Family Trailer Animation/Comedy Netflix
  The Great British Baking Show: Holidays Reality competition Netflix
Happy as Lazzaro MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
This well-reviewed, Italian-language Cannes entry from director Alice Rohrwacher (The Wonders) is a fable that follows the eponymous peasant on a fantastical journey through time.
  Inside Jokes NEW Trailer Reality/Comedy Prime Video
Six-part docuseries follows beginning stand-up comedians working for a chance to perform at Montreal's prestigious Just for Laughs festival.
  Rajma Chawal MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Comedy/Drama Netflix
  Spy Kids: Mission Critical Animation/Family Netflix
  Time Share (Tiempo compartido) MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  A Very Nutty Christmas MOVIE Drama Lifetime, 8p
  The World Is Yours MOVIE Foreign/Comedy/Drama Netflix

December premieres

SAT / December 1
  Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Disney Parks Presents a 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Party SPECIAL Special Disney, 8p
SUN / December 2
  2018 National Christmas Tree Lighting SPECIAL Special Ovation/Reelz, 10p
Berlin Station Drama Epix, 9p
  Garth: Live at Notre Dame! SPECIAL Music CBS 8p
  Life-Size 2 MOVIE Trailer Comedy Freeform, 9p
  A Majestic Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
Nightflyers NEW Trailer Sci-fi/Horror/Drama Syfy, 10p
Former author George R. R. Martin's 1980 sci-fi/horror novella—and subsequent 1987 feature film adaptation—is the inspiration for this new Syfy series, reportedly the network's most expensive show to date. Set in 2093, the show follows the crew of the most advanced spacecraft ever built as it heads to the edge of our solar system. What awaits them there is bloody, creepy, and horrific—but also much less campy than the 1987 movie. (Several writers who saw the first footage unveiled at Comic-Con compared it to The Shining.) The cast features Gretchen Mol, Eoin Macken, David Ajala, and Brian F. O'Byrne, and the series is being helmed (after a last-minute showrunner change) by TV newcomer Jeff Buhler, who also penned the adaptation. The unconventional rollout will see new episodes air across five consecutive nights this week (and again next week beginning on Sunday), while all 10 episodes will also be available to view immediately beginning tonight on VOD and online at Syfy's website.
  Northern Lights of Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special SPECIAL Special ABC 10p
MON / December 3
  Big Questions, Huge Answers with Jon Dore SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Comedy Central 11:30p
  Deal or No Deal Game show CNBC, tbd
Howie Mandel returns to host a revival of the NBC primetime game show.
  Maine Cabin Masters Reality DIY, 10p
  Pop Up Santa Holiday Special SPECIAL Reality Freeform, 9:30p
  Unanchored NEW Reality Bravo, 10p
  Vanderpump Rules Reality Bravo, 9p
TUE / December 4
  Legends of the Lost With Megan Fox NEW Reality Travel, 8p
  The Profit Reality CNBC, 10p
WED / December 5
  America's Mississippi MINISERIES Documentary Smithsonian, 8p
  Border Live NEW Trailer Reality Discovery, 9p
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Trailer Comedy/Drama Prime Video
A winner of eight Emmy awards for its debut year, the latest series from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino finally returns for its second season. (It has already been renewed for a third.) The period dramedy continues to follow a housewife turned stand-up comic (a terrific Rachel Brosnahan) in late 1950s New York, and this year it will also venture to Paris and the Catskills and feature Zachary Levi in a recurring guest role (while season 1 guest Jane Lynch will also return for an episode).
THU / December 6
  Botched Reality E!, 10p
  The Great American Baking Show Reality competition ABC 9p
  Top Chef Reality competition Bravo, 9p
FRI / December 7
  Dogs of Berlin NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Dumplin' MOVIE Comedy Netflix
Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses) directs an adaptation of Julie Murphy's novel starring Danielle MacDonald (PattiCake$), Jennifer Aniston, Dove Cameron, and Harold Perrineau. The soundtrack features new recordings from Dolly Parton.
  The Hookup Plan MOVIE Trailer Rom-com Netflix
  Icebox MOVIE Drama HBO tbd
  Love After Lockup Trailer Reality WE, 9p
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle MOVIE Trailer Adventure/Fantasy Netflix
Andy Serkis directs and stars (alongside Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Benedict Cumberbatch) in a darker, motion-capture take on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. (It's definitely not for young kids.) The long-gestating film will play in a few theaters beginning November 29 before today's Netflix debut.
  Nailed It! Holiday Trailer Reality competition Netflix
  Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas SPECIAL Anime Netflix
  RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular SPECIAL Reality competition VH1, 8p
SAT / December 8
  Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic SPECIAL Reality Freeform, 8p
  Homegrown Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Memories of Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
SUN / December 9
  Casey Anthony SPECIAL Documentary Reelz, 9p ET
  Christmas Wonderland MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
Counterpart Trailer Drama/Sci-fi Starz, 9p
The critically acclaimed sci-fi series starring J.K. Simmons in a dual role returns for a second season.
  Once Upon a Christmas Miracle MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  The Shivering Truth NEW Trailer Animation/Comedy Adult Swim, midnight
MON / December 10
  CMA Country Christmas SPECIAL Music ABC 8p
  No Sleep 'Til Christmas MOVIE Trailer Rom-com Freeform, 9p
TUE / December 11
  30 for 30: 42 to 1 MOVIE Documentary/Sports ESPN, 9p ET
  Momentum Generation MOVIE Documentary/Sports HBO 10p
WED / December 12
  Champaign Ill NEW Trailer Comedy YouTube Premium
YouTube original comedy series from the team behind Happy Endings stars Adam Pally and Sam Richardson.
  Paris to Pittsburgh MOVIE Documentary Nat Geo, 9p
  Susan Powell: An ID Murder Mystery SPECIAL Reality ID, 9p
THU / December 13
  Dr. Pimple Popper: The 12 Pops of Christmas SPECIAL Reality TLC, 9p
FRI / December 14
  87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade SPECIAL Special CW 8p
  Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale Drama Netflix
Special holiday-themed episode.
Fuller House Comedy Netflix
Roma MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
This could be Netflix's best chance to finally crack the Oscar best picture field. Certainly, after an impressive fall festival debut, Roma stands as one of 2018's very best films. (It will get an awards-qualifying theatrical run beginning in November, and possibly continuing past today's Netflix debut.) The first film from director Alfonso Cuarón since 2013's Gravity, Roma is a major change in both style and substance: It's a naturalistic, almost documentary-like tale of class and family centering on a housemaid for a fairly well-off family in Mexico City in the early 1970s (with some details drawn from the filmmaker's own life). The black-and-white, Spanish-language film is both intimate in its focus on the personal and also large in format, shot in 65mm by Cuarón himself. (Don't watch it on your iPad.)
  RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Reality competition VH1, 8p
  Sunderland Till I Die NEW Reality/Sports Netflix
  Tidelands NEW Trailer Drama Netflix
Eight-episode, Australian-language (aka English) supernatural drama series centers on a small community of "Tidelanders," who are half-human, half-Siren.
  Travelers Drama/Sci-fi Netflix
SAT / December 15
  A Gingerbread Romance MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean SPECIAL Comedy special HBO 10p
  The Price of Fame Reality Reelz, 9p ET
  Springsteen on Broadway SPECIAL Music Netflix
  Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
SUN / December 16
  2018 Miss Universe SPECIAL Live event Fox 7p
  Entertaining Christmas MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2018 SPECIAL Music CW 8p
  Reunited at Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
TUE / December 18
  Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2018 SPECIAL Special CW 8p
  Greatest Holiday Video Countdown SPECIAL Special CW 9p
WED / December 19
  Full Frontal: Christmas on I.C.E. SPECIAL Comedy TBS, 10:30p
THU / December 20
  Timeless MOVIE Drama/Sci-fi NBC 8p
Two-hour "movie" (which is really just two episodes aired back-to-back) serves as a finale to the recently canceled time-travel series of the same name.
FRI / December 21
Bird Box MOVIE Trailer Thriller/Horror Netflix
Susanne Bier (The Night Manager) directs Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich in a post-apocalyptic horror thriller (set in a world where survival depends on being blindfolded) based on Josh Malerman's novel.
  Diablero NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama/Horror Netflix
  A Home for the Holidays: The 20th Anniversary SPECIAL Special CBS 8p
Marvel's Runaways Trailer Drama Hulu
  Tales of Arcadia: 3 Below MINISERIES Trailer Animation Netflix
Vanity Fair MINISERIES Drama Prime Video
British production is a seven-part adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s 1848 novel (previously made into a 2004 movie). Olivia Cooke and Tom Bateman head the cast.
SAT / December 22
  Christmas Copy MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Small Town Christmas MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
SUN / December 23
  Christmas Bells are Ringing MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Christmas Made to Order MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Gingerbread Giants SPECIAL Reality competition Food, 9p
  Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic SPECIAL Magic speical CW 8p
TUE / December 25
  Call the Midwife 2018 Holiday Special SPECIAL Drama PBS 9p
  When Calls the Heart Christmas Special SPECIAL Special Hallmark, 8p
WED / December 26
  The 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors SPECIAL Special CBS 8p
This year's honorees include Philip Glass, Cher, Rebe McEntire, and Wayne Shorter.
FRI / December 28
  Popstar's Best of 2018 SPECIAL Special CW 9p
  Selection Day NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
SAT / December 29
  Focus on Love MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
SUN / December 30
The Orville Trailer Comedy/Sci-fi Fox 8p ET*
Special two-hour premiere airs live coast to coast (meaning a likely 5p PT start) immediately following NFL football. The show will then air on Thursday nights at 9p beginning 1/3.

January premieres

TUE / January 1, 2019
  Bad Chad Customs NEW Reality Discovery, 10p
  I Am Jazz Reality TLC, 10p
  Married at First Sight Reality Lifetime, 9p
  A Series of Unfortunate Events Trailer Drama/Comedy Netflix
This seven-episode third season adapts the final four books in the Lemony Snicket series.
WED / January 2
  Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back Reality Fox 8p
grown-ish Comedy Freeform, tbd
The Masked Singer NEW Trailer Game show Fox 9p
This U.S. adaptation of an international format asks contestants to guess the identity of a celebrity who performs a song in front of them—but disguised head to toe in an elaborate costume.
  MythBusters Jr. NEW Reality Science, 9p
MythBusters spinoff features six young regulars (aged 12-15) alongside returning host Adam Savage.
THU / January 3
Gotham Drama Fox 8p
  Music City Trailer Reality CMT, 10p
  Racing Wives NEW Trailer Reality CMT, 9p
  Survivng R. Kelly MINISERIES Trailer Documentary Lifetime, 9p
The Titan Games NEW Trailer Reality competition NBC 8p
Physical competition series is produced by Dwayne Johnson, who also hosts. Note that Superstore (formerly in this timeslot) will go on hiatus until March.
FRI / January 4
The Blacklist Drama NBC 8p
The series moves to Fridays for its 6th season. Following tonight's two-hour premiere, the show will air at 9p weekly.
SUN / January 6
  76th Annual Golden Globe Awards SPECIAL Live event NBC tbd
MON / January 7
America's Got Talent: The Champions Live event NBC 8p
Terry Crews hosts a special edition of the competition series that brings in top acts from past seasons of the various international versions of America's Got Talent.
TUE / January 8
  Ellen's Game of Games Game show NBC 8p
  Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reality PBS 8p
Good Trouble NEW Trailer Drama Freeform, tbd
Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez star in a spinoff of The Fosters. Tonight's opener is directed by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians).
Project Blue Book NEW Trailer Drama History, 10p
History's new scripted series is based on what amounts to a real-life X-Files: a series of secret investigations into UFO sightings conducted by the Air Force in the 1950s and '60s. The drama comes from producer Robert Zemeckis and stars Aiden Gillen, Neal McDonough, and Michael Malarkey.
WED / January 9
I'm Sorry Comedy truTV, 10p
Andrea Savage's excellent Curb Your Enthusiasm-style comedy series finally returns for a 2nd season that features guest appearances from Adam Scott, Scott Aukerman, Lennon Parham, June Diane Raphael, Rob Hubel, and Kurt Braunohler.
  Jon Glaser Loves Gear Trailer Reality truTV, 10:30p
You're the Worst Trailer Comedy FXX 10p
THU / January 10
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Comedy NBC 9p
The former Fox series moves to NBC for its sixth season. It will air in front of The Good Place, which shifts to 9:30p for its remaining episodes this month. Regular Chelsea Peretti will depart 9-9 this season, though she will appear in several episodes to wrap up her story.
THU / January 10
  The Rap Game Reality competition/Music Lifetime, 9p
FRI / January 11
  Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Comedy/Musical CW 9p
Friends From College Trailer Comedy/Drama Netflix
SUN / January 13
  24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards SPECIAL Live event CW 7p
True Detective Trailer Drama HBO 9p
HBO's up-and-down anthology series returns a bit late for its third season, which is written in its entirety by series creator Nic Pizzolatto (save for one David Milch-penned episode, which arrives in three weeks). Pizzolatto also makes his debut as a director, sharing those duties with Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room) and, in a last-minute substitution after Saulnier departed early due to creative differences, Daniel Sackheim. The new story is set in the Ozarks across three separate time periods and stars Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Stephen Dorff, Carmen Ejogo, Scoot McNairy, Ray Fisher, and Mamie Gummer.
  Valley of the Boom MINISERIES Drama/Documentary Nat Geo, 9p
Blending documentary and scripted drama, this six-part series chronicles the 1990s tech bubble in Silicon Valley. Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn, and Lamorne Morris star.
Victoria Trailer Drama PBS 9p
MON / January 14
The Passage NEW Trailer Drama Fox 9p
Produced by Ridley Scott and Matt Reeves, The Passage is based on Justin Cronin's genre-blending vampire(-ish) book trilogy of the same name (though will seemingly focus on just the first part of the story). Mark-Paul Gosselaar stars as federal agent Brad Wolgast, who finds himself serving as a surrogate father to a 10-year-old girl who is a test subject for a secret government medical experiment that has the potential to eliminate all disease—or wipe out the human race. Emmanuelle Chriqui and Vincent Piazza also star. The adaptation comes from Liz Heldens (Deception, Mercy).
  Those Who Can't Trailer Comedy truTV, 10p
TUE / January 15
  Corporate Comedy Comedy Central 10:30p
  Drunk History Comedy Comedy Central 10p
  The Flash Drama CW 8p
  Roswell, New Mexico NEW Drama CW 9p
It's a semi-reboot of Roswell, the cult series which ran for three seasons on both The WB and UPN at the turn of the century. Like the prior show, it's an adaptation of the Roswell High novels by Melinda Metz. In the new series, which centers on slightly older characters this time, the daughter of undocumented immigrants (Jeanine Mason, Grey's Anatomy) relocates to her hometown, where she discovers that her one-time crush (Nathan Parsons, The Originals) is secretly an alien of another sort. (The space kind.) And he's not the only one. This new adaptation comes from Carina MacKenzie, a writer on The Originals.
WED / January 16
  All American Drama CW 9p
Deadly Class NEW Trailer Drama Syfy, 10p
Adaptation of the Image Comics graphic novel (about a homeless teen boy who is recruited into an elite private academy populated by the offspring of the world's top crime families) stars Benjamin Wadsworth, Benedict Wong, and Lana Condor.
  Riverdale Drama CW 8p
Schitt's Creek Comedy Pop, 10p
THU / January 17
  Bring It Reality Lifetime, 9p
A Discovery of Witches NEW Drama/Fantasy Shudder/Sundance Now
This adaptation of the novel by Deborah Harkness stars Matthew Goode, Alex Kingston, and Teresa Palmer. The entire season is available to watch today on both streaming services.
Star Trek: Discovery Trailer Sci-fi/Drama CBS All Access
The second season of the streaming Star Trek prequel series features a young version of Spock, played by Ethan Peck, while Anson Mount will play USS Enterprise captain Christopher Pike. Rebecca Romijn also joins the cast. New episodes stream weekly on Thursdays.
  Supernatural Drama CW 8p
FRI / January 18
  Dynasty Drama CW 8p
SAT / January 19
  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
SUN / January 20
Black Monday NEW Trailer 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
  Shameless Drama/Comedy Showtime 9p
  Supergirl Drama CW 8p
MON / January 21
  Arrow Drama CW 8p
  Black Lightning Drama CW 9p
Moves to a new timeslot.
WED / January 23
The Magicians Trailer Drama Syfy, 9p
THU / January 24
Broad City Trailer Comedy Comedy Central 10p
  Legacies Drama CW 9p
The Other Two NEW 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 12-year-old brother (Case Walker) achieves instant internet stardom. Molly Shannon and Ken Marino also star.
Siren Trailer Drama Freeform, tbd
FRI / January 25
  Kingdom NEW Foreign/Drama/Horror Netflix
Korean zombie thriller (which has already been renewed for a second season) is set during medieval times.
  Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Comedy Netflix
The final six episodes of the Tina Fey-created comedy series stream today.
SUN / January 27
  25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards SPECIAL Live event TBS/TNT, 8p ET
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.
THU / January 31
  Will & Grace Comedy NBC 9:30p
Returns from a brief hiatus in a new timeslot.

Later 2019 premieres

SUN / February 3
  Super Bowl LIII SPECIAL Sports/Live event CBS 3p 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.
SUN / February 10
  61st Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p ET
FRI / February 15
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 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.
WED / February 20
Documentary Now! 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.
SUN / February 24
  91st Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd
MON / February 25
  Shadowhunters Drama Freeform, tbd
THU / February 28
  Wife Swap NEW Reality CMT, 9p
Revival of the "classic" reality series.
SUN / March 3
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.
MON / April 1
  Cannon Busters NEW Anime Netflix
FRI / April 5
  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
SUN / May 19
  Hair Live! SPECIAL Musical NBC tbd
SUN / June 9
  73rd Annual Tony Awards SPECIAL Live event CBS 8p
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
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

 

 

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Comments (181)

  • LigeiaTepes  

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

  • rcianci  

    Are the people who update this page on vacation?

  • JP25  

    You posted the show "Save Me" would debut on Starz on Thur. 9/6. You should have noted it would be on the Starz app. It is not on Starz TV or Starz On Demand.

  • LigeiaTepes  

    The new series pretty little mamas airs on august 30th 8:30/9c on mtv

  • Clod12  

    Why is EL CHAPO excluded?

  • gwmolitor  

    Is HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher returning Aug., 3?

  • Clod12  

    EL CHAPO Season 3 began on 9th July on Univision, and on 27th July on Netflix.

  • rcianci  

    Swedish Dicks is airing at 10 PM EDT not 8 PM.

  • Lsugrlrn  

    On Thursday 9/6 you have Sunday night football listed and it’s just a kickoff because that’s a Thursday.

  • LigeiaTepes  

    counting on (TLC) returns July 30th

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