2012 Fall TV Premiere Schedule – A Complete Guide

Published 3 years ago by , Updated September 2nd, 2012 at 11:20 am,

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It’s that time of the year again to return to your favorite fall television shows. If you thought that this season was going to be a bit easier on your remote, you better think again. Not only will you have 18 new series fighting for your attention, you’ll also have 69 returning shows with new seasons. In case you’re wondering, that’s 87 TV premieres waiting for you in the coming months. Hopefully you have a DVR.

Like in past years, the fall television season has broken out of the typical September-only premiere scheduling. Instead of simply one month of hectic television planning (and watching), everything is now essentially spread across two months, September and October. Not to be left out, November also includes two premieres – though only for ABC.

Kicking off the month of September, things start off a bit slow with Matthew Perry’s new NBC series Go On, Sons of Anarchy season 5 and Boardwalk Empire season 3, to name a few. We move on to September’s proverbial “hell week” on the 24th, where each day contains at least 5 premieres – topping things out on Wednesday with 9 total. Some premieres included in this week are Castle season 5, New Girl season 2, as well as the premieres of CBS’ Vegas and Elementary. Helping to round out the month, Dexter season 7 and Once Upon a Time season 2 are awaiting those who make it through stage 1 of the fall TV season.

Heading into October, fan-favorite series Supernatural, Raising Hope, and 30 Rock help lead the first week of premiere. Continuing, CW brings back superheroes with Arrow, AMC brings back the undead in The Walking Dead season 3, and FX brings back the eerie in American Horror Story: Asylum (season 2). The close of the month brings the return of Community, Nikita and Touch, meaning that the fall TV premiere season is almost over.

Lastly, November sees the premiere of Last Man Standing and the premiere of Malibu Country. Of course, if you thought your viewing conundrums are over, just remember that winter TV hiatuses will begin in December.

If you need to brush up on some of the new fall TV series, check our guide to the new shows:  A Guide To New 2012 Fall TV Shows.

Check out the complete list of  premiere dates below: (Happy scheduling!)

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Monday, September 10

The New Normal (NBC) [NEW SERIES]

Tuesday, September 11
Go On (NBC) [Regular Time Slot]
Parenthood (NBC)
Sons of Anarchy (FX)

Wednesday, September 12
Guys with Kids (NBC) [NEW SERIES]

Thursday, September 13
Glee [FOX]

Sunday, September 16
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

 nbc revolution premiere 2012 Fall TV Premiere Schedule   A Complete Guide
Revolution premieres Monday, September 17 @10pm on NBC

Monday, September 17
Bones (FOX)
Mob Doctor (FOX) [NEW SERIES]
Revolution (NBC) [NEW SERIES] 

Thursday, September 20
Parks & Recreation (NBC)
The Office (NBC)
Up All Night (NBC)

Sunday, September 23
Treme (HBO)

Monday, September 24
2 Broke Girls (CBS)
Castle (ABC)
Dancing with The Stars (ABC)
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Mike and Molly (CBS)
Partners (CBS) [NEW SERIES]

ben kate premiere fox 2012 Fall TV Premiere Schedule   A Complete GuideBen and Kate premieres Tuesday, September 25 @8:30pm on Fox

Tuesday, September 25
Ben and Kate (FOX) [NEW SERIES]
Brickleberry (Comedy Central) [NEW SERIES]
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
New Girl (FOX)
Private Practice (ABC)
The Mindy Project (FOX) [NEW SERIES]
Tosh.0 (Comedy Central)

Wednesday, September 26
Animal Practice (NBC) [NEW SERIES]
Criminal Minds (CBS)
CSI: Las Vegas (CBS)
Guys with Kids (NBC) [Regular Time Slot] 
Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
Modern Family (ABC)
South Park (Comedy Central)
The Middle (ABC)
The Neighbours (ABC) [NEW SERIES]

Thursday, September 27
Elementary (CBS) [NEW SERIES]
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Last Resort (ABC)
Person of Interest (CBS)
Scandal (ABC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Two and Half Men (CBS)

fringe season 5 premiere 2012 Fall TV Premiere Schedule   A Complete GuideFringe season 5 premieres Friday, September 28 @9pm on Fox

Friday, September 28
Blue Bloods (CBS)
Fringe (FOX)
Kitchen Nightmares (FOX)
Made in Jersey (CBS) [NEW SERIES]

Sunday, September 30
666 Park Avenue (ABC) [NEW SERIES]
American Dad (FOX)
Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
Dexter (SHO)
Family Guy (FOX)
Homeland (SHO)
Once Upon a Time (ABC)
Revenge (ABC)
The Good Wife (CBS)
The Mentalist (CBS)
The Simpsons (FOX)

Continue for October and November…


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Tuesday, October 2
Hart of Dixie (CW)
Raising Hope (FOX)

Wednesday, October 3
Supernatural (CW)

Thursday, October 4
30 Rock (NBC)
Jersey Shore (MTV)

Sunday, October 7
The Cleveland Show (FOX)

Monday, October 8
90210 (CW)
Gossip Girl (CW)

arrow series premiere cw 2012 Fall TV Premiere Schedule   A Complete GuideArrow premieres Wednesday, October 10 @8pm on CW

Wednesday, October 10
Chicago Fire (NBC)
Nashville (ABC) [NEW SERIES]

Thursday, October 11
Beauty and the Beast (CW)
Vampire Diaries (CW)

Sunday, October 14
Walking Dead (AMC)

Tuesday, October 16
Emily, Owens MD (CW) [NEW SERIES]

Wednesday, October 17
American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)

community season 3 nbc 2012 Fall TV Premiere Schedule   A Complete GuideCommunity season 4 premieres Friday, October 19 @8:30pm

Friday, October 19
America’s Next Top Model (CW)
Community (NBC)
Nikita (CW)
Whitney (NBC)

Tuesday, October 23
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC)
Happy Endings (ABC)

Friday, October 26
Touch (FOX)


Friday, November 2
Last Man Standing (ABC)
Malibu Country (ABC) [NEW SERIES]

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  1. No “Glee” premiere…?

    • Haha… and you passed my test. It’s added. 😉

  2. I thought it was starting Sept. 13. Another test? 😉

    (all this for a show I usually only watch as a marathon once the season is finished. Sheesh! :) )

    • You and I will get this figured out. 😉

  3. No mention of Grimm which started a couple weeks ago?

    • Grimm ftw!

  4. Gonna be busy fall tv scedule for me :) cannot wait for dexter and walking dead

  5. It’s going to be very interesting to see how ‘Person of Interest’ plays out over it’s second season. Here in the UK, we’re only three episodes into the first season, so you Americans are a little ahead, but from what I’ve read, it just gets better as the debut season rolls on, and it will be fascinating to witness how Jonah Nolan and co further expand and explore this utterly compelling new show, I so hope it continues as strongly as it began and really continues to find it’s voice among and above the cluttered schedules… we might just have the true successor to ’24’ here, I really hope so, it’s been a long two years since Jack Bauer left our screens, and John Reese is a more than capable replacement, and then some!

  6. You have 2 premiere dates for Guys with Kids

    • The second one is its regular time slot.

  7. Any word on what date Archer comes back?

    • Jan 2013

      • Cheers Anthony

        I was hoping it would be September/October but oh well, worth the wait

  8. Don’t forget Survivor: Philippines starts Wednesday, Sept 19

  9. My DirecTV DVR is already at capacity with 50 series scheduled. I may have to remove things that aren’t currently on, like the seasonal show on cable and swap them in and out accordingly. The wonders of modern television and I can’t have more than 50 series recordings on my DVR?

  10. X Factor?

    • …. get out!

  11. Oh wow, thanks a bunch for doing this, looks like it’s going to be a busy schedule but full of great shows! Yay! 😀

    • I just realised this post was like weeks ago, and no one will see this. D: Thanks anyway! :’)

  12. The League and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia premiere on Thursday Oct 11th on FX

  13. How can I find a documentary that aired either October or Novembet 2012 about missing children?