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2016 Fall TV Premiere Schedule: Dates For New And Returning Shows

Following this year's lengthy list of cancellations, the major networks have a bunch of new series on the calendar, including both comedies and dramas. Fall TV isn't just about the new stuff, however, and now that the major networks and cable stations have started releasing their fall premieres, we can start planning our TV-watching schedule.

As always, the schedule is a work in progress. Networks often change their minds about when shows are going to premiere, so if you notice a date has been changed, feel free to let us know! In addition, if there's a new or returning show you don't see on here, feel free to leave a comment and we'll see if we can dig up the date for you! We've also listed shows that haven't been given official return dates and stuff that is expected to premiere later in the fall, so if your favorite show doesn't have a date, yet, take a look at the end of the list first! Some shows, like The Originals that usually get fall premieres, have also been pushed to midseason.

Please note: listed times are in EST/PST. New shows are in ALL CAPS. If you are looking for the summer TV premiere schedule, head here.

AUGUST TV Premiere Dates

AUGUST

Tuesday, August 2

8:00 p.m. - Bachelor in Paradise - ABC

Wednesday, August 3

12:01 a.m. PT - BEAT BUGS - Netflix

8:00 p.m. - CMA Music Festival - ABC

10:00 p.m. - Paranormal Witness - Syfy

Friday, August 12

12:01 a.m. PT - The Get Down - Netflix

Sunday, August 21

9:00 p.m. - Fear The Walking Dead - AMC

Monday, August 22

10:00 p.m. - Cheer Squad - Freeform

Tuesday, August 23

9:00 p.m. - Halt and Catch Fire - AMC (will air at 10 in subsequent weeks)

10:00 p.m. - The Profit - CNBC

10:00 p.m. - BETTER LATE THAN NEVER - NBC

Wednesday, August 24

10:00 p.m. - Cleveland Hustles - CNBC

10:00 p.m. - Gomorrah - Sundance

Sunday, August 28

? - MTV VMAS - MTV

10:00 p.m. - The Strain - FX

Wednesday, August 31

10:00 p.m. - You're The Worst - FX

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SEPTEMBER

Monday, September 5

9:00 p.m. HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS miniseries- Discovery

10:00 p.m. MARY + JANE - MTV

10:30 p.m. LOOSELY EXACTLY NICOLE - MTV

Tuesday, September 6

9:00 p.m. From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - El Rey

10:00 p.m. ATLANTA - FX

10:00 p.m. QUEEN SUGAR - OWN (Series premiere)

?:00 p.m. STARTUP - Crackle

Wednesday, September 7

10:00 p.m. QUEEN SUGAR - OWN (Regular timeslot)

Thursday, September 8

10:00 p.m. BETTER THINGS - FX

Friday, September 9

10:00 p.m. QUARRY - Cinemax

?:00 ONE MISSISSIPPI - Amazon

Saturday, September 10

8:00 p.m. The Girl in the Box TV Movie - Lifetime

Sunday, September 11

8:00 p.m. Churchill's Secret (Masterpiece) \- PBS

8:30 p.m. Sunday Night Football - NBC

9:00 p.m. The 2017 Miss America Competition - ABC

9:00 p.m. Rob & Chyna - E!

10:00 p.m. Masters of Sex - Showtime

10:00 p.m. Indian Summers - PBS

Monday, September 12

8:00 p.m. Dancing With The Stars - ABC

Wednesday, September 14

9:00 p.m. Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition - Food Network

10:00 p.m. Blindspot - NBC

10:00 p.m. American Horror Story - FX

10:00 p.m. South Park - Comedy Central

10:00 p.m. Documentary Now - IFC

10:30 p.m. LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS - Comedy Central

Thursday, September 15

8:00 p.m. Thursday Night Football - CBS

9:00 p.m. Project Runway - Lifetime

Friday, September 16

8:00 p.m. Z Nation - Syfy

11:00 p.m. HIGH MAINTENANCE - HBO

Sunday, September 18

8:00 p.m. 68th Emmy Awards - ABC

8:30 p.m. THE CASE OF: JONBENET RAMSEY - CBS (miniseries)

Monday, September 19

8:00 p.m. The Voice - NBC

8:00 p.m. Gotham - Fox

8:00 p.m. The Big Bang Theory - CBS

8:30 p.m. KEVIN CAN WAIT - CBS

9:00 p.m. Lucifer - FOX

10:00 p.m. THE GOOD PLACE - NBC

Tuesday, September 20

8:00 p.m. Dancing with the Stars Results Show - ABC

8:00 p.m. NCIS - CBS

8:00 p.m. Brooklyn Nine-Nine - FOX

8:00 p.m. The Voice (night 2 premiere) - NBC

8:30 p.m. New Girl - FOX

9:00 p.m. BULL - CBS

9:00 p.m. Scream Queens - Fox

10 p.m. THIS IS US - NBC

10 p.m. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - ABC

10 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans. - CBS

Wednesday, September 21

8:00 p.m. Blindspot (time slot premiere) - NBC

8:00 p.m. The Goldbergs - ABC

8:00 p.m. Survivor - CBS (90-minute special)

8:00 p.m. LETHAL WEAPON -- FOX

8:30 p.m. SPEECHLESS - ABC

9:00 p.m. Modern Family - ABC

9:00 p.m. Empire - FOX

9:00 p.m. Law & Order: SVU - NBC

9:30 p.m. black-ish - ABC

10:00 p.m. Chicago P.D.- NBC

10:00 p.m. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR - ABC

Thursday, September 22

8:00 p.m. Superstore - NBC

8:00 p.m. Grey's Anatomy - ABC

8:00 p.m. Rosewood - FOX

8:30 p.m THE GOOD PLACE (time slot premiere) - NBC

9:00 p.m. NOTORIOUS - ABC

9:00 p.m. Chicago Med - NBC

9:00 p.m. PITCH - Fox

10:00 p.m. The Blacklist - NBC

10:00 p.m. How To Get Away With Murder - ABC

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Friday, September 23

12:01 a.m. Longmire - Netflix

8:00 p.m. Last Man Standing - ABC

8:00 p.m. Hell's Kitchen - FOX

8:00 p.m. MacGyver - CBS

8:00 p.m. Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon - NBC

8:30 p.m. Dr. Ken - ABC

9:00 p.m. Dateline - NBC

9:00 p.m. Shark Tank - ABC

9:00 p.m. The Exorcist - FOX

9:00 p.m. Hawaii Five-0 - CBS

10:00 p.m. Blue Bloods - CBS

10:00 p.m. Van Helsing - Syfy

?:00 p.m. Transparent - Amazon

Saturday, September 24

8:00 p.m. 48 Hours - CBS

Sunday, September 25

7:00 p.m. 60 Minutes- CBS

7:30 p.m. Bob's Burgers- FOX

8:00 p.m. Once Upon A Time - ABC

8:00 p.m. The Simpsons - FOX

8:00 p.m. NCIS: LA - CBS

8:30 p.m. SON OF ZORN - FOX

9:00 p.m. Secrets and Lies - ABC

9:00 p.m. Family Guy - FOX

9:30 p.m. The Last Man On Earth - FOX

10:00 p.m. Quantico - ABC

Monday, September 26

7:30 p.m. VICE NEWS TONIGHT - HBO

8:00 p.m. Regular Show - Comedy Central

Tuesday, September 27

9:00 p.m. Channel Zero: Candle Cove - Syfy

10:00 p.m. AFTERMATH - Syfy

10:30 p.m. Drunk History - Comedy Central

Wednesday, September 28

8:00 p.m. Survivor - CBS (regular time slot)

9:00 p.m. Criminal Minds - CBS

10:00 p.m. Code Black - CBS

10:00 p.m. Younger - TV LAND

10:30 p.m. Impastor - TV LAND

Friday, September 30

12:01 a.m. PT LUKE CAGE - NETFLIX

?:00 p.m. CRISIS IN SIX SCENES - Amazon

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OCTOBER

Sunday, October 2

11:30 p.m. Saturday Night Live - NBC

Sunday, October 2

7:00 p.m. America's Funniest Home Video - ABC

9:00 p.m. Westworld - HBO

9:00 p.m. Madam Secretary - CBS

9:00 p.m. Shameless - Showtime

10:00 p.m. Elementary - CBS

Monday, October 3

9:00 p.m. Scorpion - CBS (two-hour premiere)

10:00 p.m. CONVICTION - ABC

10:00 p.m. TIMELESS - NBC

Tuesday, October 4

? p.m. The Mindy Project - HULU

8 p.m. The Flash - The CW

9 p.m. NO TOMORROW - The CW

Wednesday, October 5

8 p.m. Arrow - The CW

9 p.m. FREQUENCY - The CW

Sunday, October 9

10 p.m. DIVORCE - HBO

10:30 p.m. Insecure - HBO

Monday, October 10

8 p.m. Supergirl - The CW (new network)

9 p.m. 2 Broke Girls - CBS

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Tuesday, October 11

8:00 p.m. The Middle - ABC

8:30 p.m. AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE - ABC

9:00 p.m. Fresh Off The Boat - ABC

9:00 p.m. THIS IS US - NBC (Regular timeslot premiere)

9:30 p.m. The Real O'Neals - ABC

10:00 p.m. Chicago Fire - NBC

Thursday, October 13

8:00 p.m. Legends of Tomorrow - The CW

9:00 p.m. Supernatural - The CW

10:00 p.m. FALLING WATER - USA

Friday, October 14

12:01 a.m. PT Haters Back Off - Netflix

Monday, October 17

8:00 p.m. Hamilton's America - PBS

9:00 p.m. Jane the Virgin - The CW

9:30 p.m. The Odd Couple - CBS

Wednesday, October 19

?:00 p.m. CHANCE - HULU

Thursday, October 20

8:00 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do The Time Warp Again - Fox

Friday, October 21

8:00 p.m. The Vampire Diaries - The CW

9:00 p.m. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - The CW

Saturday, October 22

8:00 p.m. DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY - BBC America

Sunday, October 23

9:00 p.m. The Walking Dead - AMC

10:00 p.m. The Talking Dead - AMC

12:00 p.m. Comic Book Men - AMC

Monday, October 24

8:00 p.m. KEVIN CAN WAIT - CBS

8:30 p.m. MAN WITH A PLAN - CBS

Wednesday, October 26

10:00 p.m. Rectify - Sundance

Thursday, October 27

8:00 p.m. The Big Bang Theory - CBS (shifts from Mondays)

8:30 p.m. THE GREAT INDOORS - CBS

9:00 p.m. Mom - CBS

9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces - CBS

10:00 p.m. PURE GENIUS - CBS

Saturday, October 29

?:00 p.m. The Fall - Netflix

Monday, October 31

9:00 p.m. PEOPLE OF EARTH - TBS

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November

Wednesday, November 2

9:00 p.m. Salem - WGN

10:00 p.m. STAN AGAINST EVIL - IFC

10:30 p.m. RACHEL DRATCH'S MIDNIGHT SNACK - truTV

Friday, November 4

? p.m. Thunderbirds are Go - Amazon

12:01 a.m. PT THE CROWN- Netflix

Saturday, November 5

8:00 p.m. WHO KILLED JONBENET? - Lifetime

Sunday, November 6

8:00 p.m. The Real Housewives of Atlanta - Bravo

Monday, November 7

9:00 p.m. Vanderpump Rules - Bravo

10:00 p.m. MARTHA & SNOOP'S POTLUCK DINNER - VH1

Wednesday, November 9

10:00 p.m. Jay Leno's Garage - CNBC

Friday, November 11

? p.m. Red Oaks - Amazon

Monday, November 14

9:00 p.m. MARS - NatGeo

Tuesday, November 15

9:00 p.m. GOOD BEHAVIOR - TNT

9:00 p.m. Teen Wolf - MTV

10:00 p.m. DAVID BLAINE: BEYOND MAGIC - ABC

10:00 p.m. SHOOTER - USA

10:00 p.m. SWEET/VICIOUS - MTV

10:30 p.m. Billy on the Street - truTV

Wednesday, November 16

? p.m. The Art of More - Crackle

8:00 p.m. Undercover - BBC America (Night 1 of two-night premiere)

8:00 p.m. ICE - DirecTV Audience Network

8:00 p.m. NIGHTCAP - Pop

10:00 p.m. Wahlburgers - A&E

Thursday, November 17

8:00 p.m. Undercover - BBC America (Night 2 of two-night premiere)

Friday, November 18

? p.m. THE GRAND TOUR - Amazon

12:01 a.m. PT Lovesick - Netflix

Sunday, November 20

8:00 p.m. The Librarians - TNT

10:00 p.m. The Affair - Showtime

Monday, November 21

11:00 p.m. SEARCH PARTY - TBS

Wednesday, November 23

9:00 p.m. Double Dare 30th Anniversary Special - Nickelodeon

Friday, November 25

12:01 a.m. PT GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE - Netflix

12:01 a.m. PT 3% - Netflix

Saturday, November 26

8:00 a.m. Legends of The Hidden Temple - Nickelodeon

Tuesday, November 29

10:00 p.m. LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH - A&E

Wednesday, November 30

9:00 p.m. Vikings - History

9:00 p.m. DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE - NBC

10:00 p.m. INCORPORATED - Syfy

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December

Thursday, December 1

10:00 p.m. - Top Chef- Bravo

Friday, December 2

12:01 a.m. PT - Pacific Heat- Netflix

Wednesday, December 7

8:00 p.m. - Hairspray Live!- NBC

?:00 p.m. - SHUT EYE- HULU

Thursday, December 8

9:00 p.m. - Alone- History

10:00 p.m. - THE SELECTION - History

? p.m. - Con Man - Comic Con HQ

Friday, December 9

12:01 a.m. PT - Fuller House- Netflix

? p.m. - Mozart In The Jungle - Amazon

Sunday, December 11

9:00 p.m. - The Hollow Crown: The War of The Roses- PBS

Monday, December 12

10:00 p.m. - America's Next Top Model- VH1

Friday, December 16

?:00 p.m. - The Man in the High Castle- Amazon

Still Not Announced:

The Originals has been pushed to midseason

The Catch Will Premiere At midseason

Switched at Birth is expected to hit the schedule in 2017

Bones will premiere at midseason.

And more...

Jessica Rawden
Jessica Rawden

Amazing Race & Top Chef superfan with a pinch of Disney fairy dust thrown in. If you’ve created a rom-com I’ve probably watched it.