Summer may not be officially over, but the 2015 Fall TV season is definitely underway. Networks are gearing up to make a big splash with new and returning series, beginning with the premiere of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and continuing through September, into October, and beyond.

Everything from Arrow to American Horror Story to Ash Vs. Evil Dead are bringing their A-game for a chance at those coveted viewer eyeballs – or at least a dedicated slot on your DVR. With the big four broadcast networks, AMC, The CW, FX, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and more preparing an even broader array of scripted series than ever before, it’s easy to let some of the gems slip by in the deluge of content.

So take a look at the 2015 Fall Premiere Dates for New & Returning TV Shows and prepare to schedule your evenings and your DVRs accordingly:

September 2015

Tuesday, Sept. 8

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Premiere – 11:35 p.m. on CBS

Wednesday, Sept. 9

  • The League Season 7 (Final Season) – 10 p.m. on FXX

Top Pick: You’re The Worst Season 2 Premiere – 10:30 p.m. on FXX

Chris Geere and Aya Cash in Your The Worst Fall TV 2015 Premiere Dates: New & Returning Shows to Watch


Stephen Falk’s cynical but secretly sweet take on modern romance, starring Aya Cash and Chris Geere, was one of Screen Rant’s favorite shows last season. In addition to Cash and Geere, the show boasts a terrific supporting cast thanks to genuinely great performances from Desmin Borges and Kether Donahue. If you are looking for comedy with an edge and a sweet side, this is definitely the show for you.

Keep in mind, though, You’re the Worst has moved from FX to FXX; it will follow the final season of The League.

Thursday, Sept. 10

  • Longmire Season 4 Premiere – All 10 episodes on Netflix

Friday, Sept. 11

  • Z Nation Season 2 Premiere – 10 p.m. on Syfy
  • Continuum Season 4 Premiere – 11 p.m. on Syfy

Sunday, Sept. 13

  • Project Greenlight Season 3 Premiere – 10 p.m. on HBO
  • Doll & Em Season 2 Premiere – 10:30 p.m. on HBO

Tuesday, Sept. 15

  • The Mindy Project Season 4 Premiere – on Hulu

Top Pick: The Bastard Executioner Series Premiere – 10 p.m. on FX

The Bastard Executioner FX Fall TV 2015 Premiere Dates: New & Returning Shows to Watch


Even though Kurt Sutter parked the long-running biker drama Sons of Anarchy in the big motorcycle garage in the sky, he wasted no time in getting another series up and running for FX. This time, Sutter’s penchant for decorative violence and Shakespearean allusions will have a more period-appropriate home in The Bastard Executioner, a fittingly fierce series set during the early 14th century.

The series features plenty of faces familiar to Sutter’s previous show, like Katey Sagal and Timothy V. Murphy, but also former True Blood star Stephen Moyer and current Penny Dreadful supporting player Danny Sapani. For those still lamenting the end of SAMCRO, The Bastard Executioner may cure what ails you.

  • Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris Series Premiere – 10 p.m. on NBC

Wednesday, Sept. 16

  • South Park Season 19 Premiere – 10 p.m. on Comedy Central

Saturday, Sept. 19

  • Doctor Who Season 9 Premiere – 9 p.m. on BBC America

Monday, Sept. 21

  • Gotham Season 2 Premiere – 8 p.m. on FOX
  • Life in Pieces Series Premiere – 8:30 p.m. on CBS
  • Minority Report Series Premiere – 9 p.m. on FOX
  • Scorpion Season 2 Premiere – 9 p.m. on CBS

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  • Blindspot Series Premiere – 10 p.m. on NBC
  • Castle Season 8 Premiere – 10 p.m. on ABC
  • NCIS: Los Angeles Season 7 Premiere – 10 p.m. on CBS

Tuesday, Sept. 22

  • NCIS Season 13 Premiere – 8 p.m. on CBS
  • Scream Queens Series Premiere – 8 p.m. on FOX
  • The Muppets Series Premiere – 8 p.m. on ABC
  • Fresh off the Boat Season 2 Premiere – 8:30 p.m. ABC
  • NCIS: New Orleans Season 2 Premiere – 9 p.m. on CBS
  • Limitless Series Premiere – 10 p.m. on CBS

Wednesday, Sept. 23

  • The Mysteries of Laura Season 2 Premiere – 8 p.m. on NBC
  • Rosewood Series Premiere – 8 p.m. on FOX
  • The Middle Season 7 Premiere – 8 p.m. on ABC
  • The Goldbergs Season 3 Premiere – 8:30 p.m. on ABC

Top Pick: Empire Season 2 Premiere – 9 p.m. on FOX

Taraji P Henson and Terrence Howard in Empire Season 2 Fall TV 2015 Premiere Dates: New & Returning Shows to Watch


FOX’s soapy hip-hop industry drama was a ratings juggernaut last season, improving its viewership with each passing week. The series – starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard – now has a new tale of Lucious and Cookie Lyon to tell, and six additional episodes in which to do it, as FOX increased the season’s episode order from 12 to 18. With the promise of more family infighting and backstabbing, it’s time everyone got ready for another peek into the Lyon’s den.

  • Law & Order: SVU Season 17 Premiere – 9 p.m. on NBC
  • Modern Family Season Season 7 Premiere – 9 p.m. on ABC
  • black-ish Season 2 Premiere – 9:30 p.m. on ABC
  • Nashville Season 4 Premiere — 10 p.m. on ABC

Thursday, Sept. 24

  • Grey’s Anatomy Season 12 Premiere – 8 p.m. on ABC
  • Heroes Reborn Series Premiere – 8 p.m. on NBC (2 hours)
  • Scandal Season 5 Premiere – 9 p.m. on ABC
  • The Player Series Premiere – 10 p.m. on NBC

Friday, Sept. 25

  • Last Man Standing Season 5 Premiere – 8 p.m. on ABC
  • Hawaii Five-0 Season 6 Premiere – 9 p.m. on CBS
  • Shark Tank Season 6 Premiere – 9 p.m. on ABC
  • Blue Bloods Season 6 Premere – 10 p.m. on CBS

Saturday, Sept. 26

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Sunday, Sept. 27

  • Bob’s Burgers Season 6 Premiere – 7:30 p.m. on FOX
  • Once Upon a Time Season 5 Premiere – 8 p.m. on ABC
  • The Simpsons Season 27 Premiere – 8 p.m. on FOX
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 3 Premiere – 8:30 p.m. on FOX
  • Blood & Oil Series Premiere – 9 p.m. on ABC
  • CSI Series Finale – 9 p.m. on CBS (2 hours)
  • Family Guy Season 14 Premiere – 9 p.m. on FOX
  • Last Man on Earth Season 2 Premiere – 9:30 p.m. on FOX
  • Quantico Series Premiere – 10 p.m. on ABC

Monday, Sept. 28

Top Pick: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Premiere – 11 p.m. on Comedy Central

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Jon Stewart may have said goodbye to the anchor desk he manned for the past 16 years, but The Daily Show will live on, albeit with another comedian behind the desk. After hitting a rough spot with regard to some touchy tweets he fired off, Trevor Noah will finally have the chance to demonstrate why he was chosen as Stewart’s successor.

So far, The Daily Show is selling a promise of consistency more than anything else. Noah has appeared in a few promos for the satirical newscast’s return, assuring audiences that although the host has changed, the show’s ability to send-up the lunacy of cable news certainly hasn’t.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

  • Grandfathered Series Premiere – 8 p.m. on FOX
  • The Grinder Series Premiere – 8:30 p.m. on FOX
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 Premiere – 9 p.m. on ABC

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Wednesday, Sept. 30

  • Criminal Minds Season 11 Premiere – 9 p.m. on CBS
  • Chicago P.D. Season 3 Premiere – 10 p.m. on NBC
  • Code Black Series Premiere – 10 p.m. on CBS

October 2015

Thursday, Oct. 1

  • Bones Season 11 Premiere – 8 p.m. on FOX
  • The Blacklist Season 3 Premiere – 9 p.m. on NBC
  • Sleepy Hollow Season 3 Premiere – 9 p.m. on FOX

Friday, Oct. 2

  • Dr. Ken Series Premiere – 8:30 p.m. on ABC

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Saturday, Oct. 3

  • Saturday Night Live Season 41 – 11:30 p.m. on NCB

Sunday, Oct. 4

  • Madam Secretary Season 2 Premiere – 8 p.m. on CBS
  • The Good Wife Season 6 Premiere – 9 p.m. on CBS
  • Homeland Season 5 Premiere – 9 p.m. on Showtime
  • The Leftovers Season 2 Premiere – 9 p.m. on HBO
  • The Affair Season 2 Premiere – 10 p.m. on Showtime

Tuesday, Oct. 6 

Top Pick: The Flash Season 2 Premiere – 8 p.m. on The CW

The Flash Season 2 Banner Fall TV 2015 Premiere Dates: New & Returning Shows to Watch


Last season, Grant Gustin and the rest of The Flash cast ran straight into the collective hearts of comic book fans everywhere, with a surprisingly light and energetic take on Barry Allen and the ongoing adventures of the Scarlet Speedster. With some terrific special effects and a great supporting cast that includes Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, and Jesse L. Martin (a.k.a. The World’s Greatest TV Dad), the series demonstrated that superheroes don’t have to be super-sad sacks in order to create a convincing comic book program. Needless to say, season 2 of The Flash can’t get here fast enough.

  • iZombie Season 2 Premiere – 9 p.m. on The CW
  • Finding Carter Season 2B Premiere – 10 p.m. on MTV

Wednesday, Oct. 7

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Thursday, Oct. 8

  • The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Premiere – 8 p.m. on The CW
  • The Originals Season 3 Premiere – 9 p.m. on The CW
  • Haven Season 5B Premiere — 10 p.m. on Syfy

Friday, Oct. 9

  • Reign Season 3 Premiere – 8 p.m. on The CW
  • Undateable Season 3 Premiere – 8 p.m. on NBC (1 hour)

Saturday, Oct. 10

  • The Last Kingdom Premiere – 10 p.m. on BBC America

Sunday, Oct. 11

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Monday, Oct. 12

  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Series Premiere – 8 p.m. on The CW
  • Jane the Virgin Season 2 Premiere – 9 p.m. on The CW
  • Fargo Season 2 Premiere – 10 p.m. on FX

Tuesday, Oct. 13

  • Manhattan Season 2 Premiere – 9 p.m. on WGN
  • Chicago Fire Season 4 Premiere – 10 p.m. on NBC

Friday, Oct. 16

Top Pick: The Knick Season 2 Premiere – 10 p.m. on Cinemax

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When Steven Soderbergh brought his many talents to television with The Knick (as part of a unique retirement program that also included serving as the cinematographer and editor on Magic Mike XXL), it was a given that the series would offer audiences something unique. What it offered was a stunning first season focused as much on the cocaine fueled hubris of Clive Owen’s Dr. John Thackery, as it was Dr. Algernon Edwards’ (André Holland) fight to practice medicine in a racially and socially divided turn-of-the-century New York City.

Throw in Soderbergh’s amazing camera work and editing (natch), some phenomenal performances, and a load of cringe-inducing, barbaric medical procedures, and you have the makings of some fine television indeed.

  • Satisfaction Season 2 Premiere – 10 p.m. on USA

Saturday, Oct. 24

  • Da Vinci’s Demons Season 3 – 8 p.m. on Starz (final season)

Monday, Oct. 26

  • Supergirl Series Premiere – 8:30 p.m. on CBS (regular time slot will begin Nov. 2 @8 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

  • Wicked City Series Premiere – 10 p.m. on ABC

Friday, Oct. 30

  • Grimm Season 5 Premiere – 9 p.m. on NBC

Saturday, Oct. 31

Top Pick: Ash Vs. Evil Dead Premiere – 9 p.m. on STARZ

Ash Vs. Evil Dead Banner Fall TV 2015 Premiere Dates: New & Returning Shows to Watch


The idea of Bruce Campbell re-teaming with director Sam Raimi, for a continuation of the Evil Dead series (that ostensibly gave both a lifetime of cult cred) is an appealing one for legions of Ash fans everywhere. So far, the promos have shown the series is going as heavy on the laughs as it is the gore, paring Campbell up with Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago, as a mismatched trio of would-be heroes determined to shoot, stab, and chainsaw their way through the deadite hordes, in an effort to end their demonic presence on earth. Throw in a supporting role for Lucy Lawless and who can say no to the wisecracks and rivers of gore this series is promising?

November 2015

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Thursday, Nov. 5

  • Mom Season 3 Premiere – 9 p.m. on CBS
  • Angel From Hell Series Premiere – 9:30 p.m. on CBS
  • Elementary Season 4 Premiere – 10 p.m. on CBS

Friday, Nov. 6

  • Master of None Premiere – All episodes available on Netflix

Sunday, Nov. 8

  • Flesh and Bone Series Premiere – 8 p.m. on Starz

Sunday, Nov. 15

Friday, Nov. 20

Top Pick: The Man in the High Castle Series Premiere – All episodes available on Amazon

The Man in the High Castle Amazon Fall TV 2015 Premiere Dates: New & Returning Shows to Watch


This adaptation of the award-winning alternate history novel from acclaimed sci-fi author Philip K. Dick comes to Amazon through executive producers Ridley Scott and Frank Spotniz of The X-Files fame. The 10-episode series imagines what life would be like 15 years after the end of a World War II in which the Axis Powers emerged victorious. It is an ambitious adaptation set to include elements of political intrigue, spycraft, period drama, and science fiction in way that’s never been brought to television before.

December 2015

Friday, Dec. 4

  • Transparent Season 2 Premiere – All episodes available on Amazon

Monday, Dec. 14

  • Childhood’s End Miniseries Premiere (Syfy)

Top Pick: The Expanse Series Premiere (Syfy)

The Expanse Syfy Fall TV 2015 Premiere Dates: New & Returning Shows to Watch


It would seem the end of 2015 will feature plenty of genre blending, as Syfy is set to launch its newest series The Expanse, starring Thomas Jane as a hard-boiled detective investigating a missing persons case amidst humanity’s colonization of the solar system. Set 200 years in the future, the series aims to mix its detective story with sci-fi elements and a heavy hint of conspiracy in an effort to refocus Syfy’s programming on the genre that is its namesake.

These are the programs with premiere dates already set. Keep in mind there will be midseason premieres to factor in as well. As always, Screen Rant will keep you posted on all the TV shows you need to see.