The wait for the fall TV season can be as agonizing as watching turtles walk through molasses, and yet the span between premiere week and midseason finale week sometimes feel as fast as The Boys' A-Train. Small-screen programming continues to expand sub-exponentially, though, so the hiatus void that follows the traditional deluge of winter and spring TV finales is easily filled by the debuts and returns of shows like Star Trek: Picard, Last Man Standing and Fox's 9-1-1 spinoff with Rob Lowe.
Below is a full rundown of all the new and returning TV shows hitting the schedule through the 2019-2020 Winter and Spring TV seasons. Among other things included are network series, cable favorites, Lifetime movies, host-less awards ceremonies, comedy specials and a vast array of streaming options.
Note that all brand new series will be listed in all caps, and all times below are EST, so remember to account for your own time zone accordingly. As well, please bookmark this page and keep checking back for updates as the weeks go by.
The holiday season is one that is filled with far more finales than premieres, but it's also a great time for networks to pull out the stops for limited-scope specials. You'll find quite a few of those below, celebrating everything from country music to Christmas to the last night of 2019.
Sunday, December 1
CHRISTMAS TOWN (TV Movie) - Hallmark - 8 p.m.
YOU LIGHT UP MY CHRISTMAS (TV Movie) - Lifetime - 8 p.m.
Brain Games Season 8 - Nat Geo - 9 p.m.
HOLIDAY WARS - Food Network - 9 p.m.
Holiday Gingerbread Showdown Season 2 - Food Network - 10 p.m.
Monday, December 2
The Great Christmas Light Fight Season 7 - ABC - 8 p.m.
GARTH BROOKS: THE ROAD I'M ON (2-Night Docu-series) - A&E - 9 p.m.
Making It Season 2 - NBC - 10 p.m.
Tuesday, December 3
TIFFANY HADDISH: BLACK MITZVAH (Stand-Up Special) - Netflix - 3:01 a.m.
BRAD PAISLEY THINKS HE'S SPECIAL (1-Hour Special) - ABC - 8 p.m. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON HOMECOMING (30-Minute Special) - NBC - 8:30 p.m.
CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS (2-Hour Special) - ABC - 9 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4
Alaskan Bush People Season 11 - Discovery - 8 p.m.
Black Ink Crew: Chicago Season 6 - VH1 - 8 p.m.
87th Annual Christmas in Rockerfeller Center (2-Hour Special) - NBC VIKINGS: THE SAGA OF FLOKI (1-Hour Special) - History - 8 p.m. Vikings Season 6 - History - 9 p.m. (Special Time)
MAN VS. BEAR - Discovery - 9 p.m.
Vikings Season 6 - History 10 p.m. (Time Slot Premiere)
THE MOODYS - Fox - 9 p.m. (Back-To-Back Episodes)
EXPEDITION BIGFOOT - Travel Channel - 10 p.m.
Thursday, December 5
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - Netflix - 3:01 a.m. V-WARS - Netflix - 3:01 a.m.
Tell Me a Story Season 2 - CBS All Access - 3:01 a.m.
EX ON THE BEACH - MTV - 9 p.m.
Growing Up Hip-Hop Season 5 - WE - 9 p.m.
SAME TIME, NEXT CHRISTMAS (TV Movie) - ABC - 9 p.m.
THIS TIME OF YEAR (TV Movie) - HMC - 9 p.m. Project Runway Season 18 - Bravo - 9:30 p.m.
Friday, December 6
ASTRONOMY CLUB - Netflix - 3:01 a.m.
THREE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS - Netflix - 3:01 a.m.
REPRISAL - Hulu - 3:01 a.m. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3 - Amazon - 3:01 a.m.
TRUTH BE TOLD - Apple TV+ - 3:01 a.m.
A STORYBOOK CHRISTMAS (TV Movie) - Lifetime - 8 p.m.
TIME FOR YOU TO COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (TV Movie) - HMC - 9 p.m.
In the Long Run Season 2 - Starz - 10 p.m.
EDDIE GRIFFIN: E-NIGGMA (Stand-Up Special) - Showtime - 11 p.m.
Saturday, December 7
JESSICA KIRSON: TALKING TO MYSELF (Stand-Up Special) - Netflix - 12 a.m.
Joe Pera Talks With You Season 2 - Adult Swim - 12 a.m. (Back-To-Back Episodes)
MISTLETOE & MENORAHS (TV Movie) - Lifetime - 6 p.m.
CHRISTMAS UNLEASHED (TV Movie) - Lifetime - 8 p.m.
A CHRISTMAS LOVE STORY (TV Movie) - Hallmark - 8 p.m.
HE'S OUT TO GET YOU (TV Movie) - Lifetime Movie Network - 8 p.m.
DAN SODER: SON OF A GARY (Stand-Up Special) - HBO - 10 p.m.
Sunday, December 8
Miss Universe 2019 (3-Hour Special) - Fox - 7 p.m.
CHRISTMAS AT DOLLYWOOD (TV Movie) - Hallmark - 8 p.m.
GROUNDED FOR CHRISTMAS (TV Movie) - Lifetime 8 p.m.
THE LOST WOMEN OF NXIVM (2-Hour Special) - Investigation Discovery - 9 p.m. THE L WORD: GENERATION Q - Showtime - 10 p.m.
WORK IN PROGRESS - Showtime - 11 p.m.
Monday, December 9
Family Reunion: A Family Reunion Christmas (Special) - Netflix - 3 a.m.
Tuesday, December 10
MICHELLE WOLF: JOKE SHOW (Stand-Up Special) - Netflix - 3 a.m.
ELLEN'S GREATEST NIGHT OF GIVEAWAYS - NBC - 8 p.m.
BEHIND BARS: WOMEN INSIDE - A&E - 9 p.m.
CRISIS AFTERMATH (1-Hour Special) - The CW - 9 p.m.
BELICHICK & SABAN: THE ART OF COACHING (Special) - HBO - 9 p.m.
Thursday, December 12
The Great American Baking Show Season 5 - ABC - 9 p.m.
A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS WITH JOHN AND CHRISSY (1-Hour Special) - NBC - 10 p.m.
Friday, December 13 The Expanse Season 4 - Amazon - 3:01 a.m. Marvel's Runaways Season 3 - Hulu - 3:01 a.m.
The 88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (2-Hour Special) - The CW - 8 p.m.
CHRISTMAS STARS (TV Movie) - Lifetime - 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 14
MATCHMAKER CHRISTMAS (TV Movie) - Lifetime - 6 p.m.
A CHRISTMAS WINTER SONG (TV Movie) - Lifetime - 8 p.m.
HOLIDAY DATE (TV Movie) - Hallmark - 8 p.m.
STOCKHOLM (Special) - Starz - 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 15
The 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors (2-Hour Special) - CBS - 8 p.m.
THE CHRISTMAS CAROLER CHALLENGE - The CW
A CHEERFUL CHRISTMAS (TV Movie) - Hallmark - 8 p.m.
REDISCOVERING CHRISTMAS (TV Movie) - Lifetime - 8 p.m.
Very Cavallari: A Very Merry Cavallari (1-Hour Special) - E! - 10 p.m.
Monday, December 16 Love & Hip Hop Season 10 - VH1 - 8 p.m.
A Very Brady Renovation: Holiday Edition (1-Hour Special) - HGTV
HOLIDAYS WITH THE HOUGHS (1-Hour Special) - NBC - 10 p.m.
Tuesday, December 17
RONNY CHIENG: ASIAN COMEDIAN DESTROYS AMERICA! (Stand-up Special) - Netflix - 3:01 a.m.
Wednesday, December 18
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times (90-Minute Special) - ABC - 8 p.m.
Survivor: Reunion Special (1-Hour Special) - CBS - 10 p.m.
Thursday, December 19
The 2020 Miss America Competition (2-Hour Special) - NBC - 8 p.m.
Friday, December 20 THE WITCHER - Netflix - 3:01 a.m.
THE CHRISTMAS TEMP (TV Movie) - Lifetime - 8 p.m.
In the Long Run: Xmas Special (Special) - Starz - 10 p.m.
Saturday, December 21
Battle of the Christmas Movie Stars (Special) - Lifetime - 11 a.m.
CHRISTMAS LOVE LETTER (TV Movie) - Lifetime - 6 p.m.
CHRISTMAS HOTEL (TV Movie) - Lifetime - 8 p.m.
IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS (TV Movie) - Hallmark - 8 p.m.
Ultimate Hanukkah Challenge (1-Hour Special) - Food Network - 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 22
A DATE BY CHRISTMAS EVE (TV Movie) - Lifetime - 8 p.m.
DOUBLE HOLIDAY (TV Movie) - Hallmark - 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 28
NEW YEAR, NEW ME (TV Movie) - Hallmark - 8 p.m.
Restaurant: Impossible Season 16 - Food Network - 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 29
FLIRTY DANCING - Fox - 8 p.m. (Special Night and Time)
DARE ME - USA - 10 p.m.
Monday, December 30
THE DISASTROUS LIFE OF SAIKI K. REAWAKENED - Netflix - 3:01 a.m.
Tuesday, December 31
Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 (3-Hour Special) - ABC - 8 p.m.
Fox's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square (3 1/2-Hour Special) - Fox - 8 p.m.
A TOAST TO 2019! (2-Hour Special) - NBC - 8 p.m.
NBC New Year's Eve Special (2-Hour Special) - NBC - 10 p.m.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest (Special) - ABC - 11:30 p.m.
With the start of the year comes the cornucopia of treasured returns and debuts across network TV, along with everything that cable channels and streaming services are kicking 2020 off with. January 2020 features highlights like the final half-season of Starz's Power, the final episodes of The CW's Arrow and the long-awaited premieres for new seasons of shows like Last Man Standing, Manifest and MacGyver.
Wednesday, January 1 My 600-lb Life Season 8 - TLC - 8 p.m.
Married at First Sight Season 10 - Lifetime - 8:30 p.m. Almost Family Season 1 Winter Premiere - Fox - 9 p.m.
Supernanny Season 8 - Lifetime - 10 p.m.
Tuesday, January 7
Ellen's Game of Games Season 3 (2-Hour Premiere) - NBC - 8 p.m. The Resident Season 3 Winter Premiere - Fox - 8 p.m.
My Big Fat Fabulous Life Season 7 (2-Hour Premiere) - TLC - 8 p.m.
Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours To Hell and Back Season 3 - Fox - 9 p.m.
Schitt's Creek Season 6 - Pop - 9 p.m.
The Haves and the Have Nots Season 7 - OWN - 9 p.m. Vanderpump Rules Season 8 - Bravo - 9 p.m. FBI: MOST WANTED - CBS - 10 p.m.
ZOEY's EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST - NBC - 10 p.m. (Special Night and Time)
Wednesday, January 8
Undercover Boss Season 9 - CBS - 8 p.m. PARTY OF FIVE - Freeform - 9 p.m.
Thursday, January 9
Very Cavallari Season 3 - E! - 9 p.m.
Friday, January 10
LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR - NBC - 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 12
The 25th Annual Critics Choice Awards (3-Hour Special) - The CW - 7 p.m. THE OUTSIDER - HBO - 9 p.m. (Back-To-Back Episodes)
Tuesday, January 14
Arrow Season 8 Winter Premiere (Crisis Part 3) - The CW - 8 p.m.
Legends of Tomorrow (Crisis Part 4) - The CW - 9 p.m.
Wednesday, January 15
Good Trouble Season 2 - Freeform - 10 p.m.
Thursday, January 16
Grown-ish Season 3 - Freeform - 8 p.m.
EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE OKAY (90-Minute Premiere) - Freeform - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 18
SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET - BBC America - 9 p.m.
Monday, January 20
9-1-1: LONE STAR - Fox - 8 p.m. (Time Slot Premiere)
Prodigal Son Season 1 Winter Premiere - Fox - 9 p.m. DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 - The CW - 9 p.m.
Thursday, January 23
OUTMATCHED - Freeform - 8:30 p.m. STAR TREK: PICARD - CBS All Access - 8:30 p.m.
The Bold Type Season 4 - Freeform - 9 p.m.
Friday, January 24 Shrill Season 2 - Hulu - 3:01 a.m.
Sunday, January 26
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards (3-Hour Special) - CBS - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, January 28
I Am Jazz Season 6 - TLC - 9 p.m.
February is now usually home to the most watched telecast of the year, the NFL's Super Bowl, but many other debuts and returns will also be worth the wait, even if they don't all showcase universally discussed ad campaigns. The second month of 2020 features the third season of Fox's ratings giant The Masked Singer, the long-awaited final season of Showtime's Homeland and the also highly anticipated return of Starz Outlander for Season 5.
Sunday, February 2
Super Bowl LIV (4-Hour+ Special) - Fox - 6 p.m. The Masked Singer Season 3 - Fox - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 5
The Masked Singer Season 3 - Fox - 8 p.m. (Time Slot Premiere)
LEGO MASTERS - Fox - 9 p.m.
Thursday, February 6 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7 - NBC - 8 p.m. (Special Time) KATY KEENE - The CW - 8 p.m.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7 - NBC - 8:30 p.m. (Time Slot Premiere)
INDEBTED - NBC - 9:30 p.m.
TOMMY - CBS - 10 p.m.
Wednesday, February 26 SEAL Team Season 3 Winter Premiere (2-Hour Premiere) - CBS - 9 p.m.
As the winter months give way to warmer spring weather, the traditional TV season is in full gear, without a whole lot of big shows entering and exiting the schedule. Perhaps most noteworthy at this point is the return of Cosmos: Possible Worlds, whose third season was in question following accusations made against host Neil DeGrasse Tyson concerning sexual misconduct. Investigations into the matter were concluded in early 2019, and both Cosmos and Tyson's StarTalk were announced to be moving forward with new seasons.
As many shows gear up to wrap seasons in May, there are still several outliers popping up during the month. For those missing Sean Bean's face on TV, the Game of Thrones and Legend vet has a new show on the way opposite Mad About You's Helen Hunt.
Sunday, April 5
The 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (3-Hour Special) - CBS - 8 p.m.
WORLD ON FIRE - PBS - 9 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29
2020 Billboard Music Awards (3-Hour Special) - NBC - 8 p.m.
May is almost universally known as the month for sweeps week and for finales. 2020 will be no exception, but at least we do have Ryan Murphy's new show Hollywood to look forward to whenever network TV is deadsville.
Friday, May 1
HOLLYWOOD - Netflix - 3:01 a.m.
Clearly, the early part of 2020 has a lot of offer in terms of TV shows for audiences of all ages and tastes. From the Arrow-verse's high-stakes "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover to the return of Netflix's Lost In Space to the Super Bowl, TV will always be there in times of holiday havoc, winter weather and everything else. What shows are you most excited to see?