2014 Fall TV Show Premiere & Return Dates - Sep, Oct, Nov

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:


The League and Boardwalk Empire both slipped in to the fall TV schedule early, side-stepping what will quickly become a chaotic month of television premieres, returns and, as always, cancelations.

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 9

Adam Devine’s House Party (Comedy Central)

Sons of Anarchy (FX) [Final Season]

Thursday, September 11

Haven (Syfy)

Friday, September 12

Z Nation (Syfy) [Series Premiere]



Tuesday, September 16

Brickleberry (Comedy Central)

The Mindy Project (Fox)

New Girl (Fox)

Wedesday, September 17

The Mysteries of Laura (NBC) [Series Premiere]

Red Band Society (Fox) [Series Premiere]

Sunday, September 21

The Good Wife (CBS)

Madam Secretary (CBS) [Series Premiere]

Monday, September 22

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

The Blacklist (NBC)

Forever (ABC) [Series Premiere]

Gotham (FOX) [Series Premiere]

Scorpion (CBS) [Series Premiere]

Sleepy Hollow (FOX)



Tuesday, September 23

Agents of SHIELD

Awkward (MTV)

Chicago Fire (NBC)


NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) [Series Premiere]

Person of Interest (CBS)

Wednesday, September 24

Black-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 25

How To Get Away With Murder (ABC) [Series Premiere]

Jokers Wild (TruTV) [Series Premiere]

Parenthood (NBC)

Scandal (ABC)

Friday, September 26

Blue Bloods (CBS)

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)

Shark Tank (ABC)

Saturday, September 27

Saturday Night Live (NBC)


Sunday, September 28

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)


Family Guy (Fox)

Once Upon A Time (ABC)

Resurrection (ABC)

Revenge (ABC)

Simpsons (Fox)

Monday, September 29

Castle (ABC)

Mom (CBS)

NCIS Los Angeles (CBS)

Tuesday, September 30

Manhattan 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 1

Criminal Minds (CBS)

Stalker (CBS) [Series Premiere]

A To Z (NBC) [Series Premiere]

Thursday, October 2

Bad Judge (NBC) [Series Premiere]

Gracepoint (Fox) [Series Premiere]

Reign (CW)

Vampire Diaries (CW)

Friday, October 3

Last Man Standing (ABC)

On The Menu (TNT)

Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD) [Series Premiere]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nick)

Saturday, October 4

Survivor’s Remorse (Starz) [Series Premiere]



Sunday, October 5

America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)

Bob’s Burgers (Fox)

Homeland (Showtime)

Mulaney (Fox) [Series Premiere]

Monday, October 6

The Originals (CW)

Tuesday, October 7

Flash (CW) [Series Premiere]

Supernatural (CW)

Town of the Living Dead (Syfy) [Series Premiere]

Wednesday, October 8

American Horror Story (FX)

Arrow (CW)

Ghost Hunters (Syfy)

Kingdom (DirecTV) [Series Premiere]

Lucha (El Rey) [Series Premiere]

Thursday, October 9

Cristela (ABC) [Series Premiere]

Friday, October 10

Affair (Showtime) [Series Premiere]



Sunday, October 12

Comic Book Men (AMC)

Talking Dead (AMC)

Walking Dead (AMC)

Monday, October 13

Jane The Virgin (CW) [Series Premiere]

Tuesday, October 14

About A Boy (NBC)

Chrisley Knows Best (USA)

Marry Me (NBC) [Series Premiere]

Wednesday, October 15

Top Chef (Bravo)

Thursday, October 17

The Birthday Boys (IFC)

Comedy Bang Bang (IFC)

Foo Fighters Sonic Highways (HBO)



Wednesday, October 22

The 100 (CW)

Web Therapy (Showtime) [Series Return]

Friday, October 24

Constantine (NBC) [Series Premiere]

Deal With It (TBS)

Grimm (NBC)

Monday, October 27

2 Broke Girls (CBS)

Wednesday, October 30

Millers (CBS)

Two and a Half Men (CBS)

The McCarthys (CBS) [Series Premiere]

October 31

Elementary (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 7

MasterChef (Fox)

Satruday, November 15

Missing (Starz) [Series Premiere]

Monday, November 17

State Of Affairs (NBC) [Series Premiere]

Monday, November 24

Ascension (Syfy)

Friday, November 28

One Child (Sundance)

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