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

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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
SNL Saturday Night Live Logo

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

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

Stephen Amell in Arrow Season 4 Poster

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

AMC Stand-Alone Walking Dead Episode Airplane

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

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

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?

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