Summertime TV is now behind us and, as always, the networks will tout their newest series in hopes of securing this season’s new breakout hit, and perhaps a potential Emmy winner. Of course, before that occurs, television’s new additions will have to compete against the many returning fan favorites which fans are eagerly waiting to see again.
Fortunately, this year’s premiere schedule begins with a slow burn from FX, FXX and HBO before the final two weeks of September, which will prove to test even the most adept television viewers.
If you happen to make it through to October, however, two additional weeks of condensed premieres will help make sure that you’re more than ready enough for the many on-the-fly series cancelations - which thankfully always occur.
You can check out a complete list of dates below:
Early-on, the final season of Sons of Anarchy which help pull you back in to your familiar viewing schedule before the final two weeks of the month test your affinity for all things television, which includes Gotham, The Blacklist, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as 43 other new and returning series, before the month is over.
Tuesday, September 9Adam Devine’s House Party (Comedy Central)Sons of Anarchy (FX) [Final Season]
Thursday, September 11Haven (Syfy)
Friday, September 12Z Nation (Syfy) [Series Premiere]
(Red Band Society premieres Wednesday, September 17 on Fox)
Tuesday, September 16Brickleberry (Comedy Central)The Mindy Project (Fox)New Girl (Fox)
Wedesday, September 17The Mysteries of Laura (NBC) [Series Premiere]Red Band Society (Fox) [Series Premiere]
Sunday, September 21The Good Wife (CBS)Madam Secretary (CBS) [Series Premiere]
Monday, September 22The Big Bang Theory (CBS)The Blacklist (NBC)Forever (ABC) [Series Premiere]Gotham (FOX) [Series Premiere]Scorpion (CBS) [Series Premiere]Sleepy Hollow (FOX)
(Gotham premieres Monday, September 22 on Fox)
Tuesday, September 23Agents of SHIELDAwkward (MTV)Chicago Fire (NBC)NCIS (CBS)NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) [Series Premiere]Person of Interest (CBS)
Wednesday, September 24Black-ish (ABC) [Series Premiere]Chicago PD (NBC)The Goldbergs (ABC)Key & Peele (Comedy Central)Law & Order: SVU (NBC)The Middle (ABC)Modern Family (ABC)Nashville (ABC)South Park (Comedy Central)
Thursday, September 25How To Get Away With Murder (ABC) [Series Premiere]Jokers Wild (TruTV) [Series Premiere]Parenthood (NBC)Scandal (ABC)
Friday, September 26Blue Bloods (CBS)Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)Shark Tank (ABC)
Saturday, September 27Saturday Night Live (NBC)
(Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 2 premieres Sunday, September 28 on Fox)
Sunday, September 28Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)CSI (CBS)Family Guy (Fox)Once Upon A Time (ABC)Resurrection (ABC)Revenge (ABC)Simpsons (Fox)
Monday, September 29Castle (ABC)Mom (CBS)NCIS Los Angeles (CBS)
Tuesday, September 30Manhattan Love Story (ABC) [Series Premiere]Selfie (ABC) [Series Premiere]
Now in the midst of the fall television, October continues the onslaught of new and returning shows which began in the final weeks of September.
If you still have room in your viewing schedule, Gracepoint and Flash help kick off the month with their premieres, while the premiere of Constantine is saved for the Friday before Halloween. Of course, don’t forget about the return premieres of Supernatural, Arrow or Walking Dead, either!
Wednesday, October 1Criminal Minds (CBS)Stalker (CBS) [Series Premiere]A To Z (NBC) [Series Premiere]
Thursday, October 2Bad Judge (NBC) [Series Premiere]Gracepoint (Fox) [Series Premiere]Reign (CW)Vampire Diaries (CW)
Friday, October 3Last Man Standing (ABC)On The Menu (TNT)Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD) [Series Premiere]Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nick)
Saturday, October 4Survivor’s Remorse (Starz) [Series Premiere]
(Flash premieres Tuesday, October 7 on CW)-
Sunday, October 5America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)Bob’s Burgers (Fox)Homeland (Showtime)Mulaney (Fox) [Series Premiere]
Monday, October 6The Originals (CW)
Tuesday, October 7Flash (CW) [Series Premiere]Supernatural (CW)Town of the Living Dead (Syfy) [Series Premiere]
Wednesday, October 8American Horror Story (FX)Arrow (CW)Ghost Hunters (Syfy)Kingdom (DirecTV) [Series Premiere]Lucha (El Rey) [Series Premiere]
Thursday, October 9Cristela (ABC) [Series Premiere]
Friday, October 10Affair (Showtime) [Series Premiere]
(The Walking Dead season 5 premieres Sunday, October 12 on AMC)
Sunday, October 12Comic Book Men (AMC)Talking Dead (AMC)Walking Dead (AMC)
Monday, October 13Jane The Virgin (CW) [Series Premiere]
Tuesday, October 14About A Boy (NBC)Chrisley Knows Best (USA)Marry Me (NBC) [Series Premiere]
Wednesday, October 15Top Chef (Bravo)
Thursday, October 17The Birthday Boys (IFC)Comedy Bang Bang (IFC)Foo Fighters Sonic Highways (HBO)
(Foo Fighters Sonic Highways premieres Thursday, October 17 on HBO)
Wednesday, October 22The 100 (CW)Web Therapy (Showtime) [Series Return]
Friday, October 24Constantine (NBC) [Series Premiere]Deal With It (TBS)Grimm (NBC)
Monday, October 272 Broke Girls (CBS)
Wednesday, October 30Millers (CBS)Two and a Half Men (CBS)The McCarthys (CBS) [Series Premiere]
October 31Elementary (CBS)
November means it’s all over, essentially. Sure, you may now have an overly-packed DVR to contend with – which makes this month’s minimal premieres a godsend. Unfortunately in December, all of the shows you’ve started to watch will take a lengthy hiatus until the middle of July.
The war is not over, however, and the numerous midseason replacements that will make their way to television in the months following November may have you rethink your entire viewing schedule.
Friday, November 7MasterChef (Fox)
Satruday, November 15Missing (Starz) [Series Premiere]
Monday, November 17State Of Affairs (NBC) [Series Premiere]
Monday, November 24Ascension (Syfy)
Friday, November 28One Child (Sundance)