2019 Winter/Spring TV Premiere Calendar

  • Publish Date: December 20, 2018
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This is the permanent home of our TV premiere calendar. Bookmark this page; we'll update it daily throughout the year. Updated February 21

Premiere dates for new and returning shows and specials

New (NEW) and returning shows, TV movies, miniseries, and specials (including streaming exclusives) with announced premiere dates are listed below. All times are both ET/PT unless otherwise indicated.

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February premieres

THU / February 21
Desus & Mero NEW Trailer Talk Showtime 11p
The TV/podcast duo bring their topical, comedic talk show from Viceland to Showtime, where it will air weekly on Thursday nights.
  The Drug King MOVIE Foreign/Action/Drama Netflix
Flack NEW Drama Pop, 10p
Six-episode series stars Anna Paquin as an American publicist in London. Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty) directs.
  Game of Clones NEW Trailer Reality MTV, 9p
  Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry Reality E!, 8p
The Oath Trailer Drama Crackle
FRI / February 22
  American Masters: Charley Pride: I'm Just Me SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
  The Big Family Cooking Showdown Reality Netflix
  Chef's Table Trailer Reality Netflix
  Firebrand MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  GO! Vive a tu manera NEW Foreign/Family Netflix
Paddleton MOVIE Trailer Comedy/Drama Netflix
This semi-improvised Sundance entry centers on two friends (Ray Romano, Mark Duplass) who head off on a road trip after one of them is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Paris Is Us MOVIE Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  The Photographer of Mauthausen MOVIE Foreign/Thriller Netflix
  Rebellion Drama Netflix
  Suburra Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
This Giant Beast That Is the Global Economy NEW Trailer Reality Prime Video
Funny or Die's Adam McKay and Will Ferrell team with The New Yorker's Adam Davidson (formerly of NPR's Planet Money) for a docuseries that explores various aspects of the global economy in an accessible and often humorous manner (much like McKay's film The Big Short). Kal Penn hosts, and guests include Rashida Jones, Ted Danson, Rob Corddry, Joel McHale, Pete Holmes, and Zach Galifianakis.
  Tone Bell: Can't Cancel This SPECIAL Trailer Comedy special Showtime 10p
  Workin' Moms NEW Comedy Netflix
SAT / February 23
  34th Independent Spirit Awards SPECIAL Live event IFC, 5p ET
Aubrey Plaza hosts.
  Auto/Biography NEW Reality MotorTrend, 9p
  Love on the Menu MOVIE Drama Hallmark, 8p
O.G. MOVIE Trailer Drama HBO 8p
Jeffrey Wright stars as a convict serving out the final days of a 24-year sentence. A companion documentary (filmed at the same location, Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility), airs on HBO on Monday night (and streams tonight following O.G.).
  Who's Stalking Me? MOVIE Drama/Thriller Lifetime, 8p
SUN / February 24
  91st Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC 8p ET
Kevin Hart Somebody else Nobody hosts. All Some All of the 24 categories will be presented live, including Best Picture, recently awarded to such films as The Shape of Water and La La Land Moonlight.
  The Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER Reality Nat Geo Wild, 9p
  Evan Goes Wild NEW Reality Animal Planet, 9p
  Hot Streets Trailer Animation/Comedy Adult Swim, midnight
  Lost Beasts of the Ice Age SPECIAL Documentary/Nature Science, 8p
  Meet the Peetes Reality Hallmark, 9p
  When Calls the Heart Drama Hallmark, 8p
Whiskey Cavalier NEW Trailer Drama ABC 11:35p ET / 10p PT
An hourlong action-dramedy from TV veteran David Hemingson (The Catch, Kitchen Confidential) and produced by Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town), Whiskey Cavalier centers on an FBI/CIA inter-agency task force led by Scott Foley (Scandal) and Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead). Special "sneak peek" tonight following the Oscars broadcast; the same episode also airs in the show's normal timeslot, this Wednesday (2/27) at 10p.
MON / February 25
  Biography: The Trump Dynasty MINISERIES Documentary A&E, 9p
The Enemy Within NEW Trailer Drama NBC10p
Created by Ken Woodruff (Gotham) and directed by Mark Pellington (Arlington Road), this thriller stars Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) as a CIA agent-turned-traitor who is freed from a life sentence in a Supermax prison by an FBI agent (Morris Chestnut) who wants her assistance in tracking down a dangerous criminal.
  The Green Book: Guide to Freedom SPECIAL Documentary Smithsonian, 8p
  In Ice Cold Blood Reality Oxygen, 8p
  It's a Hard Truth Ain't It MOVIE Trailer Documentary HBO 10p
  London Kills NEW Drama Acorn TV
  Shadowhunters Trailer Drama Freeform, 8p
  Vice Live NEW Variety Viceland, 9p
New nightly live two-hour broadcast (airing M-Th) recaps the day in pop culture.
The Voice Reality competition NBC8p
John Legend joins the judge panel. Note that after next week's episode (March 5), the show will go on hiatus for over a month before returning on April 23rd.
TUE / February 26
  Mexican Dynasties NEW Reality Bravo, 10p
  World of Dance Reality competition NBC9p
Subsequent episodes will air Sundays at 8p (beginning March 3rd).
WED / February 27
Gone MINISERIES Trailer Drama WGN, 9p
  Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo NEW Documentary Sundance, 11p
Whiskey Cavalier NEW Trailer Drama ABC 10p
An hourlong action-dramedy from TV veteran David Hemingson (The Catch, Kitchen Confidential) and produced by Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town), Whiskey Cavalier centers on an FBI/CIA inter-agency task force led by Scott Foley (Scandal) and Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead).
THU / February 28
Better Things Trailer Comedy FX 10p
Pamela Adlon's hugely acclaimed series returns for a third season that features appearances by Matthew Broderick, Sharon Stone, Judy Reyes, and Doug Jones. Adlon directs all 12 episodes.
  RuPaul's Drag Race Trailer Reality competition VH1, 9p
  Wife Swap NEW Reality CMT, 9p
Revival of the "classic" reality series.

March premieres

FRI / March 1
  American Masters: Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
  Animal Cribs Reality Animal Planet, 9p
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
Chiwetel Ejiofor makes his directorial debut and stars in this Netflix feature, which also heads to theaters today. It's based on the book by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer chronicling the true story of a teenage boy in Malawi who saves his village from famine.
  Budapest MOVIE Foreign/Comedy Netflix
  Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians NEW Foreign/Reality/Sports Netflix
  Into the Dark: Treehouse Trailer Horror Hulu
  Larva Island Animation/Family Netflix
  Losers NEW Trailer Reality/Sports Netflix
  Northern Rescue NEW Drama Netflix
  River's Edge MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  The Shop Reality HBO 10:30p
The Widow NEW Trailer Drama Prime Video
Making its American debut on Prime Video, this eight-episode British thriller stars Kate Beckinsale who begins to investigate her own past after she sees new footage of her husband—long thought dead—on the news.
  Your Son MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
SAT / March 2
  The Killer Downstairs MOVIE Drama/Thriller Lifetime, 8p
SUN / March 3
  Alaskan Bush People Reality Discovery, 10p
  American Idol Reality competition ABC 8p
  Bar Rescue Reality Paramount, 10p
  The Bush Years: Family, Duty, Power MINISERIES Documentary CNN, 9p
  The Chronicle Mysteries: Vines That Bind MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Family Food Showdown NEW Reality competition Food, 8p
Good Girls Drama NBC10p
  LadyGang Talk E!, 11p
Leaving Neverland MINISERIES Trailer Documentary HBO 8p
This two-part, four-hour documentary (which concludes tomorrow night at 8p) may be the most controversial film to debut at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Neverland spends its entire running time examining the claims by two men—Wade Robson and James Safechuck—that they were raped by pop star Michael Jackson when they were young boys. Obviously, Jackson isn't around to give his side of the story, and Jackson family members and fans of the singer were unhappy with Sundance's decision to screen the film. But critics at Sundance found Reed's film devastating and effective.
  Naked and Afraid Reality Discovery, 8p
  Very Cavallari Reality E!, 10p
MON / March 4
  America's Hidden Stories NEW Documentary Smithsonian, 8p
  Summer House Reality Bravo, 10p
TUE / March 5
  Deadly Recall NEW Reality ID, 10p
WED / March 6
  The Real Housewives of New York City Reality Bravo, 9p
  Secret City Drama Netflix
THU / March 7
A.P. Bio Comedy NBC8:30p
For the People Drama ABC 10p
  The Order NEW Trailer Drama/Horror Netflix
  Station 19 Drama ABC 9p
FRI / March 8
  After Life NEW Comedy Netflix
The latest series from Ricky Gervais (The Office, Extras, Derek) is a six-episode dark comedy about a contented man who is shaken when his wife suddenly dies. He responds by deciding to turn off his internal censor and "punish the world" by doing and saying anything he wants from now on. Gervais stars and writes and directs every episode.
  Bangkok Love Stories: Hey You NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Bangkok Love Stories: Innocence NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Costume Quest NEW Trailer Animation/Family Prime Video
  Formula 1: Drive to Survive NEW Reality/Sports Netflix
  Immortals NEW Foreign/Drama/Fantasy Netflix
Juanita MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
A woman (Alfre Woodard) seeks a fresh start by moving to a small town in Montana in this drama directed by Clark Johnson.
  Kraft Punk's Political Party SPECIAL Comedy Adult Swim, midnight
  Lady J MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Made in Heaven NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Prime Video
  Shadow NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Tin Star Trailer Drama Prime Video
  VH1 Trailblazer Honors SPECIAL Special VH1/Logo, 9p
  Walk. Ride. Rodeo. MOVIE Trailer Drama Netflix
SAT / March 9
  Drag Me Down the Aisle SPECIAL Reality TLC, 9p
  Suburban Swingers Club MOVIE Drama/Thriller Lifetime, 8p
SUN / March 10
American Gods Trailer Drama Starz, 8p
The Neil Gaiman adaptation's delayed second season follows some behind-the-scenes turmoil, which saw several different showrunners (including last season's Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, and then their replacement, Jesse Alexander) depart the project and the episode count trimmed from 10 to 8 amid budget overruns. Also gone are cast members Gillian Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth. Newcomers include Dean Winters and Kahyun Kim.
  Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul SPECIAL Music CBS 9p
  Buddy vs. Duff NEW Reality competition Food, 9p
The Case Against Adnan Syed MINISERIES Trailer Documentary HBO 9p
This four-part true-crime series reexamines the murder of high school student Hae Min Lee and subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed. Yes, it's the same case that captivated listeners during the first season of the hit podcast Serial, but the story you know is filled out with a look at Syed's recent quest for a new trial and interviews with additional people not featured in the podcast. Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil) directs. New episodes air weekly.
  Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Epic Yellowstone MINISERIES Documentary/Nature Smithsonian, 9p
  Married to Medicine Los Angeles NEW Reality Bravo, 9p
Now Apocalypse NEW Trailer Comedy Starz, 9p
Created by veteran indie film director Gregg Araki and produced by Steven Soderbergh and Gregory Jacobs, this unique coming-of-age comedy series follows four people on their quest for "love, sex and fame" in a very surreal version of Los Angeles—and one that may be in the throes of a dark conspiracy. Araki directs all 10 episodes, which he co-wrote with Vogue sex columnist Karley Sciortino (Slutever). The series will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
  Tricky Dick MINISERIES Documentary CNN, 9p
MON / March 11
  Biography: John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky SPECIAL Trailer Documentary A&E, 9p
  Manhunt MINISERIES Trailer Drama Acorn TV
The hit UK miniseries makes its American debut on the streaming service. Martin Clunes stars as a London detective in pursuit of a serial killer in this based-on-a-true-story thriller.
  Punk MINISERIES Documentary/Music Epix, 10p
TUE / March 12
  Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
  MasterChef Junior Reality competition Fox 8p
Special two-hour premiere.
  Terrace House: Opening New Doors Foreign/Reality Netflix
This sixth batch of episodes will conclude this season of the Japanese reality series. But Netflix has renewed Terrace House for a new Tokyo-based season, to begin later in 2019.
Videos After Dark NEW Reality ABC 10p
Special sneak preview of new, less family-friendly America's Funniest Home Videos spinoff hosted by Bob Saget. The series will return with additional episodes later in 2019.
WED / March 13
  Empire Drama Fox 8p
  Moonshiners: Whiskey Business NEW Reality Discovery, 10p
  Star Drama Fox 9p
Triple Frontier MOVIE Trailer Action/Drama/Thriller Netflix
Also in a few theaters beginning today, the latest feature from director J.C. Chandor (All Is Lost) stars Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal as former Special Forces operatives who reunite to plan a South American heist.
THU / March 14
  2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards SPECIAL Live event/Music Fox 8p
The Good Fight Trailer Drama CBS All Access
Project Runway Reality competition Bravo, 8p
The long-running fashion competition moves back to Bravo (its original home) after spending the past decade on Lifetime. Model Karlie Kloss takes over as host, while former contestant Christian Siriano is the new mentor. (They replace Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, who have left the show to launch a competing series for Amazon that will debut later in 2019.)
FRI / March 15
  Arrested Development Comedy Netflix
Eight new episodes (technically, the second half of season 5, which started last May) stream today.
  Bridezillas Reality WE, 10p
  Burn Out MOVIE Foreign/Drama/Action-adventure Netflix
Catastrophe Trailer Comedy Prime Video
  Dry Martina MOVIE Foreign/Drama/Comedy Netflix
Girl MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
One of several 2018 Cannes hits picked up by the streaming service, Girl won the festival's Caméra d’Or award for best first feature. Lukas Dhont's drama centers on Laura, a 15-year-old girl born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina. Teenage star Victor Polster also won an award at Cannes for his impressive performance as Laura.
  I Am Richard Prior MOVIE Trailer Documentary Paramount, 10p
  If I Hadn't Met You NEW Foreign/Sci-fi/Drama Netflix
Love, Death + Robots NEW Trailer Animation/Sci-fi Netflix
Netflix's first animated anthology series for adults comes from Tim Miller and David Fincher. Each of the short episodes—the collection spans 185 minutes in all—comes from a different production team. The result is a wild blend of animation styles and genres, with the latter group encompassing sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comedy.
  The Mafia Dolls (Las muñecas de la mafia) Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Mama June: From Not to Hot Reality WE, 9p
  Paskal MOVIE Foreign/Drama/Action-adventure Netflix
Queer Eye Reality Netflix
  Robozuna Animation/Family Netflix
Shrill NEW Trailer Comedy Hulu
SNL's Aidy Bryant stars in an adaptation of Lindy West's memoir. All six episodes stream today.
Turn Up Charlie NEW Comedy/Drama Netflix
Luther star Idris Elba returns for a much lighter series which finds him playing a struggling DJ who takes on a day job as "manny" for his much more successful friend's problem child.
  YooHoo to the Rescue NEW Animation/Family Netflix
SAT / March 16
  Mommy Group Murder MOVIE Drama/Thriller Lifetime, 8p
  Murder Made Me Famous Reality Reelz, 9p ET
  Notorious NEW Reality Reelz, 10p ET
  Trading Spaces Reality TLC, 8p
  While You Were Out NEW Reality TLC/HGTV, 9p
Reboot of the home design series will be simulcast on TLC and HGTV, utilizing designers from both networks.
SUN / March 17
Billions Trailer Drama Showtime 9p
  Mommy's Little Princess MOVIE Drama/Thriller Lifetime, 8p
MON / March 18
  9-1-1 Drama Fox 9p
The Fix NEW Drama ABC 10p
Former prosecutor Marcia Clark (yes, that one) teams with the duo of Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain (Dollhouse, Lie to Me) for a serialized legal drama that shares a few similarities with Clark's own life. Robin Tunney (The Mentalist) stars as a Los Angeles district attorney who loses a high-profile murder trial featuring a celebrity suspect (Lost's Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). (He's an actor, not a football player, in case you were wondering.) Devastated, she relocates to the Pacific Northwest for a quieter life out of the spotlight, only to be drawn back into the case eight years later when the celebrity is suspected of another killing. Merrin Dungey, Adam Rayner, and Breckin Meyer also star.
  The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley MOVIE Documentary HBO tbd
Alex Gibney's latest documentary traces the dramatic rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her formerly hot medical technology startup, Theranos.
  Spring Baking Championship Reality competition Food, 9p
TUE / March 19
  Amy Schumer: Growing SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
  The Jim Jefferies Show Comedy/Talk Comedy Central 10:30p
Mental Samurai NEW Reality competition Fox 9p
Rob Lowe hosts the "first-ever obstacle course for the mind" (which presumably remains inside the body for the duration of the competition).
  One of a Kind NEW Reality HGTV, 10p
  Restored by the Fords Reality HGTV, 9p
The Village NEW Drama NBC10p
NBC's latest attempt to duplicate its This Is Us magic is a sentimental ensemble drama that follows the (sometimes interconnected) lives of a diverse group of residents of a Brooklyn apartment building. Is there a single mom raising a pregnant teen, an injured war veteran, a law student with a much older roommate, and an undocumented immigrant? You bet. The series comes from Mike Daniels (Sons of Anarchy, Shades of Blue) and stars Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint, and Grace Van Dien. The series will move to Tuesdays at 9p beginning April 9.
WED / March 20
The Act NEW Trailer Drama Hulu
Hulu's new true-crime anthology series begins with an eight-episode story of a toxic mother-daughter relationship, adapted from Michelle Dean's article "Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered." Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloe Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb and Calum Worthy star. New episodes stream weekly.
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists NEW Trailer Drama Freeform, 8p
Pretty Little Liars spinoff centers on the characters played in that show by Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish, who are joined on the new Oregon-set series by Sydney Park, Sofia Carson, and Kelly Rutherford.
  Step Up: High Water Trailer Drama YouTube
THU / March 21
  Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend SPECIAL Foreign/Documentary/Sports Netflix
FRI / March 22
  Carlo & Malik (Nero a metà) NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Charlie's Colorforms City NEW Animation/Family Netflix
  Crime Diaries: The Candidate NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Delhi Crime NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
The Dirt MOVIE Trailer Drama/Comedy/Music Netflix
Mötley Crüe biopic is based on the band's own joint autobiography of the same name.
  Hunt for the Giant Squid SPECIAL Reality Nat Geo Wild, 10p
  Mirage MOVIE Foreign/Sci-fi/Drama Netflix
  Most Beautiful Thing (Coisa Mais Linda) NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
  ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre MOVIE Documentary/Music Netflix
  Selling Sunset NEW Reality Netflix
  The Stinky & Dirty Show Animation/Family Prime Video
SAT / March 23
  The Atlanta Child Murders SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 9p
  A Daughter's Deception MOVIE Drama/Thriller Lifetime, 8p
SUN / March 24
  Action MINISERIES Trailer Documentary Showtime 8p
Four-part series examines the sports gambling industry.
  Into the Badlands Trailer Drama/Action AMC 10p
  Mission Declassified NEW Reality Travel, 10p
MON / March 25
  Jesus: His Life MINISERIES Documentary History, 8p
Knightfall Trailer Drama History, 10p
  One Nation Under Stress MOVIE Documentary HBO tbd
  Women, War & Peace II SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
TUE / March 26
  Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid SPECIAL Comedy special Netflix
WED / March 27
Happy! Trailer Comedy Syfy, 10p
Jane the Virgin Comedy CW 9p
Million Dollar Mile NEW Reality competition CBS 9p
Tim Tebow hosts a new obstacle course competition series in which every contestant has a chance at winning one million dollars.
What We Do in the Shadows NEW Trailer Comedy FX
Adapted from the cult hit 2014 movie of the same name (from Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement), this highly anticipated new horror mockumentary finds a film crew following the everyday lives of a group of four vampires who share a home—in this case, in New York's Staten Island rather than the film's New Zealand. There's an all-new cast, so you won't see Clement and Waititi in the series, but the former is credited as the show's creator and both are producers on the series.
THU / March 28
Abby's NEW Comedy NBC9:30p
Parks and Recreation/The Good Place producer Mike Schur finally makes good on his long-professed admiration for Cheers by producing his own NBC sitcom set inside a bar. Created by Superstore/New Girl writer Josh Malmuth, Abby's takes place in San Diego, not Boston, and follows the oddball regulars of an unlicensend drinking establishment in the backyard of a house run by the titular Abby (Natalie Morales). Neil Flynn also stars (extending his streak of 16 straight seasons as a TV series regular, on The Middle and Scrubs), as do Jessica Chaffin and Nelson Franklin. Unusually for a Schur show, it's a multi-camera sitcom filmed in front of a live audience, but—in a first for any TV show—that audience and the stage are outdoors.
  Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey Foreign/Reality Netflix
  Impractical Jokers Reality truTV, 10p
Tacoma FD NEW Trailer Comedy truTV, 10:30p
FRI / March 29
  15 August MOVIE Foreign/Comedy Netflix
  Bayoneta MOVIE Foreign/Drama Netflix
Hanna NEW Trailer Drama Prime Video
Amazon's latest original series is adapted from the 2011 film of the same name about a young girl who is raised as an assassin in the woods. The series reunites the stars of The Killing, Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, while newcomer Esme Creed-Miles stars in the titular role played by Saoirse Ronan in the film. David Farr, who wrote the film version of Hanna (as well as The Night Manager), returns to write the series.
  The Highwaymen MOVIE Trailer Drama/Thriller Netflix
Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson star as the detectives who tracked and eventually brought down Bonnie and Clyde in this 1930s-set feature from director John Lee Hancock (The Founder).
  The Legend of Cocaine Island MOVIE Documentary Netflix
  Osmosis NEW Foreign/Sci-fi/Drama Netflix
Santa Clarita Diet Trailer Comedy Netflix
  Traitors NEW Drama Netflix
Six-episode drama series from the UK's Channel 4 (and Boardwalk Empire writer Bash Doran) is set in the aftermath of WWII and centers on a British civil servant who agrees to spy for the Americans against her own government. Emma Appleton, Keeley Hawes, Michael Stuhlbarg, Matt Lauria, and Luke Treadaway star.
SAT / March 30
  50th NAACP Image Awards SPECIAL Live event TV One, 9p
  Animal ER Live NEW Reality Nat Geo Wild, 9p
  The Killer Next Door MOVIE Drama/Thriller Lifetime, 8p
SUN / March 31
Barry Trailer Comedy HBO 10p
  Call the Midwife Drama PBS 8p
  El sabor de las margaritas NEW Foreign/Drama Netflix
  Keeping Up With the Kardashians Reality E!, 9p
Mrs. Wilson MINISERIES Drama PBS 9p
  Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series NEW Animation/Comedy Netflix
Veep Trailer Comedy HBO 10:30p

April premieres

MON / April 1
  Cannon Busters NEW Anime Netflix
  DC's Legends of Tomorrow Drama CW 8p
Moves to a new time.
  Penn & Teller: Fool Us SPECIAL Reality CW 9p
The Twilight Zone NEW Trailer Drama/Horror/Sci-fi CBS All Access
The third revival of Rod Serling's groundbreaking anthology series comes from Jordan Peele, who also serves as the show's host. Stars in some of the stand-alone episodes include Kumail Nanjiani, Steven Yeun, Jacob Tremblay, John Cho, Allison Tolman, Rhea Seehorn, Luke Kirby, Jessica Williams, Greg Kinnear, Ike Barinholtz, Taissa Farmiga, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Adam Scott, with the latter starring in a remake of the original series episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" (which was also remade in the 1983 Twilight Zone movie).
  Ultraman NEW Trailer Anime Netflix
TUE / April 2
The Last O.G. Trailer Comedy TBS, 10:30p
The second season of the Tracy Morgan/Tiffany Haddish comedy features appearances from Method Man, Rev Run, Talib Kweli, Rakim, Jack McBrayer, and Dan Hedaya.
WED / April 3
Brockmire Comedy IFC, 10p
THU / April 4
In the Dark Drama/Comedy CW 9p
The CW's final newcomer of the 2018-19 season is the closest thing the network has to a new comedy (though it's not all that close). Produced by Ben Stiller's Red Hour, directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, Search Party), and created by Corinne Kingsbury (Fam), the hourlong series centers on a hard-living but "irreverent" blind woman (Perry Mattfeld, Shameless) who thinks she stumbles across the scene of the murder of her drug-dealing friend. When the cops don't believe her story—the body is nowhere to be found when they arrive—she sets out to track down the man's killer herself with the help of her guide dog, Pretzel.
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger Trailer Drama Freeform, 8p
Unspeakable MINISERIES Drama Sundance, 9p
Eight-part series (which continues tomorrow) chronicles the true story of an HIV/Hepatitis C outbreak in Canada in the early 1980s caused by tainted blood. Sarah Wayne Callies stars.
FRI / April 5
  Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Trailer Drama Netflix
  Into the Dark: I'm Just F*cking With You Horror Hulu
Our Planet MINISERIES Trailer Documentary/Nature Netflix
The streaming service borrows the narrator (David Attenborough), production company, and (presumably) Emmy aspirations behind the BBC's recent nature miniseries hits Planet Earth and Blue Planet for a similarly ambitious wildlife series filmed (in 4K video) across a wide range of habitats on all seven continents over a four-year period.
Quicksand NEW Trailer Foreign/Drama Netflix
Warrior NEW Drama/Action Cinemax, 10p
Adapted from writings by Bruce Lee, Cinemax's organized crime drama series is set during the "Tong Wars" in San Francisco's Chinatown during the late 1800s.
  Yes, It's Really Us Singing: The 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Concert Special! SPECIAL Music CW 9p
SUN / April 7
  54th Academy of Country Music Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p
Reba McEntire hosts.
The Chi Trailer Drama Showtime 10p
A Discovery of Witches Drama AMC/BBC America, 9p
New-ish streaming series (available on Sundance Now and Shudder since January) makes its cable television debut. The supernatural series (adapted from Deborah Harkness's book) was previously renewed for two additional streaming seasons.
  Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live SPECIAL Reality Discovery, 9p
Killing Eve Trailer Drama AMC/BBC America, 8p
Every episode this season (which picks up just seconds after the season one finale) will be simulcast on AMC in addition to the show's regular home on BBC America.
  Morning Show Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Unforgotten Drama PBS 10p
TUE / April 9
  The Bold Type Trailer Drama Freeform, 8p
The Code NEW Drama CBS 9p
Seemingly a suitable companion for the network's many NCIS military crime procedurals (hence tonight's special premiere), The Code focuses on the Marines rather than the Navy—and the law side of the law-and-order equation. (Expect a lot of courtroom action.) Luke Mitchell and Dana Delany (replacing the original leads Dave Annable and Mira Sorvino, who departed after the pilot was shot) head the cast. The series comes from Craig Sweeny (who also created the TV version of Limitless) and Craig Turk (also a co-creator of F.B.I.). The series will move to Mondays at 9p beginning April 15.
Fosse/Verdon MINISERIES Trailer Drama FX 10p
Produced by Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and The Americans' Joel Fields (among others), this eight-episode adaptation of Sam Wasson's biography Fosse stars Sam Rockwell as legendary director/choreographer Bob Fosse and Michelle Williams as famed Broadway dancer Gwen Verdon. The supporting cast includes Margaret Qualley, Norbert Leo Butz, Aya Cash, Nate Corddry, Paul Reiser, and Evan Handler.
  You Me Her Comedy AT&T/DirecTV, 10p
WED / April 10
  Ozone Hole: How We Save the Planet SPECIAL Documentary PBS 10p
FRI / April 12
  American Masters: Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
  Special NEW Comedy Netflix
Ryan O'Connell adapts his own memoir (I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves) and stars in this eight-episode Comedy series produced by Jim Parsons.
SUN / April 14
Game of Thrones Trailer Drama/Fantasy HBO 9p
Here be dragons.
Les Misérables MINISERIES Trailer Drama PBS 9p
Airing on Masterpiece, this six-part, non-musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel stars Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Lily Collins, and Olivia Colman. The adaptation comes from Andrew Davies (Bleak House, the original House of Cards, Mr. Selfridge).
  Morning Show Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
MON / April 15
  Arrow Drama CW 9p
Moves to a new time.
TUE / April 16
Bless This Mess NEW Comedy ABC 9:30p
Shot as a pilot for Fox a year ago, only to be passed on by that network but picked up by ABC in December, this six-episode, single-camera comedy follows a pair of newlyweds (Lake Bell, Dax Shepard) as they leave the big city behind for a simpler life in Nebraska. Also starring are Ed Begley Jr. and Pam Grier. Bell also directs and co-created the series with New Girl's Liz Meriwether.
WED / April 17
  Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World MINISERIES Documentary PBS 10p
FRI / April 19
  American Masters: Gary Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
  I Ship It Musical/Comedy CW 9p
The second season of the CW Seed streaming series debuts on television tonight.
  Portals to Hell NEW Reality Travel, 9p
RAMY NEW Comedy Hulu
Egyptian-American comedian Ramy Youssef co-created and stars in a new Hulu comedy series loosely based on his own life and produced by Jerrod Carmichael.
  Rilakkuma and Kaoru NEW Trailer Anime Netflix
SAT / April 20
  I Am Somebody's Child: The Regina Louise Story MOVIE Trailer Drama Lifetime, 8p
  Murdoch Mysteries Drama Ovation, 7p ET
It's the U.S. television debut for season 12 of the Canadian series, which previously aired on Ovation under the name The Artful Detective.
SUN / April 21
  Morning Show Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration SPECIAL Documentary CBS 8p
TUE / April 23
  History of African American Business SPECIAL Documentary PBS 8p
THU / April 25
  Top Gear Reality BBC America, 9p
FRI / April 26
  She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Animation/Family Netflix
SAT / April 27
  Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner SPECIAL Comedy TBS, 10p
Second annual installment of Full Frontal's comedy special benefitting the Committee to Protect Journalists.
The Son Drama AMC 9p
SUN / April 28
The Red Line NEW Trailer Drama CBS 8p
A serialized drama from a pair of TV's top producers (Greg Berlanti and Ava DuVernay), The Red Line tells a fictional but all-too-timely story about a racially motivated shooting by a police officer. Set in Chicago, the drama looks at the aftermath of the killing of an innocent black doctor by a white cop from the varying perspectives of three different families connected to the case. ER's Noah Wyle leads the ensemble cast. CBS is rolling out the eight-episode series in two-hour blocks across four consecutive Sundays.
TUE / April 30
  The 100 Drama/Sci-fi CW 9p

Summer premieres

WED / May 1
The Name of the Rose MINISERIES Drama Sundance, 11p
John Turturro, Michael Emerson, and Rupert Everett head the cast of this miniseries adaptation of Umberto Eco's best-selling novel set in 14th century Italy.
THU / May 2
iZombie Drama CW 8p
FRI / May 3
  Emilio & Gloria Estefan: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song SPECIAL Music PBS 9p
  Into the Dark: All That We Destroy Horror Hulu
SUN / May 5
  Good Witch Drama Hallmark, 8p
  Hailey Dean Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
FRI / May 10
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men MINISERIES Trailer Documentary/Music Showtime 9p
Directed by Mass Appeal's Sacha Jenkins, this four-part documentary miniseries traces the story of the seminal hip hop outfit beginning with their formation in the early 1990s, combining never-before-seen footage with new interviews with all nine surviving members. Critics had good things to say about the series when it debuted at Sundance in January.
SUN / May 12
  Hailey Dean Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
MON / May 13
L.A.'s Finest NEW Trailer Drama Spectrum
Bad Boys spinoff series is available exclusively to Spectrum cable subscribers (via Spectrum On Demand). Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba, and Zach Gilford star.
TUE / May 14
  What's My Name: Muhammad Ali MOVIE Documentary/Sports HBO 8p
Antoine Fuqua directs this 160-minute documentary (divided in two parts, airing back-to-back tonight) about the legendary boxer. LeBron James is among the film's producers.
FRI / May 17
  American Masters: Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
Catch-22 MINISERIES Trailer Comedy/Drama Hulu
George Clooney directs, produces, and co-stars in Hulu's miniseries adaptation of Joseph Heller's classic WWII novel, which was previously adapted as a 1970 feature film. Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie, Christopher Abbott, Giancarlo Giannini, and Tessa Ferrer also star. All six episodes are available to stream today.
Fleabag Comedy/Drama Prime Video
The hugely acclaimed 2016 British dark comedy series from Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge (who stars) gets a belated second season that features appearances by Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw.
SUN / May 19
  Hailey Dean Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
  Secrets of the Zoo Reality Nat Geo Wild, 9p
WED / May 22
  The Amazing Race Reality competition CBS 8p
SUN / May 26
  National Memorial Day Concert 2019 SPECIAL Music PBS 8p
MON / May 27
The Hot Zone MINISERIES Trailer Drama Nat Geo, 9p
Julianna Margulies heads the cast of this six-part, three-night, fictionalized adaptation of Richard Preston's best-selling 1995 nonfiction book chronicling the first Ebola outbreak. Noah Emmerich, Topher Grace, James D'Arcy, Grace Gummer, and Robert Sean Leonard also star.
  Korea: The Never-Ending War SPECIAL Documentary PBS 9p
WED / May 29
  Light Falls SPECIAL Documentary/Drama PBS 10p
  Property Brothers: Forever Home NEW Reality HGTV, 9p
FRI / May 31
Good Omens MINISERIES Trailer Drama/Fantasy Prime Video
Streaming in its entirety today, this six-episode adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's comedic 1990 fantasy novel—depicting an unlikely alliance between an angel (Michael Sheen) and a demon (David Tennant) who seek to prevent the coming Armageddon—also stars Jon Hamm, Michael McKean, Anna Maxwell Martin, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson, Josie Lawrence, Mireille Enos, and Nick Offerman. If that weren't enough, Frances McDormand provides the voice of God, while Benedict Cumberbatch voices Satan. Gaiman wrote the adaptation and produces the series.
SUN / June 2
American Princess NEW Trailer Drama/Comedy Lifetime, 9p
Sharing producers (including Jenji Kohan) with Netflix hits GLOW and Orange Is the New Black, this Lifetime scripted dramedy series centers on a young woman (Georgia Flood) who gets cold feet on her wedding day and impulsively runs off to join a Renaissance Faire.
Luther Drama BBC America, 8p
  Picture Perfect Mysteries MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
WED / June 5
The Handmaid's Tale Drama Hulu
Starting a bit later than normal (and missing the Emmy eligibility cutoff in the process), season 3 of Hulu's acclaimed dystopian drama series makes Bradley Whitford a series regular and also adds Christopher Meloni and Elizabeth Reaser to the cast.
FRI / June 7
  XY Chelsea MOVIE Documentary Showtime 9p
SUN / June 9
  73rd Annual Tony Awards SPECIAL Live event CBS 8p
SAT / June 15
  Frankie Drake Mysteries NEW Drama Ovation, 9p ET
U.S. premiere of the Canadian series (from a pair of Murdoch Mysteries writers) set in 1920s Toronto.
SUN / June 16
City on a Hill NEW Trailer Drama Showtime 9p
Originating in a concept from Ben Affleck—as if the early 1990s Boston setting didn't give it away—this Showtime crime drama stars Kevin Bacon as a corrupt FBI agent who teams up with an assistant DA (Aldis Hodge) for a case against a family of armored car robbers that eventually develops into something even bigger. Homicide: Life on the Street's Tom Fontana serves as showrunner, and the cast also includes Sarah Shahi, Jonathan Tucker, Kevin Dunn, Mark O'Brien, Jill Hennessy, and Lauren E. Banks.
  Endeavour Drama PBS 9p
MON / June 17
Grand Hotel NEW Drama ABC 10p
Based on a Spanish series and produced by Eva Longoria, this primetime soap is set inside a family-owned luxury Miami Beach hotel. Demián Bichir heads the cast as the hotel's wealthy owner while Roselyn Sanchez plays his (current) second wife, and the upstairs/downstairs storylines will revolve around their family as well as the hotel's staff and guests. The adaptation comes from Brian Tanen (Devious Maids, Ugly Betty).
THU / July 4
Stranger Things Drama Netflix
SUN / July 14
  Grantchester Drama PBS 9p
SUN / August 4
  Garage Sale Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
SUN / August 11
  Garage Sale Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
SUN / August 18
  Garage Sale Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
SUN / August 25
  Garage Sale Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p

Fall premieres

SUN / September 15
  Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
Country Music MINISERIES Documentary/Music PBS 8p
Ken Burns chronicles the history of country music in an 8-part, 16-hour miniseries. Episodes air nightly from Sunday-Wednesday both this week and next.
TUE / September 17
  The American Game MINISERIES Documentary/Sports ESPN, tbd
Eleven-episode series (airing weekly on Tuesdays) examines the history of college football.
THU / September 19
  The Greatest MINISERIES Documentary/Sports ESPN, tbd
SUN / September 22
  71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards SPECIAL Live event Fox 8p ET
  Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
SUN / September 29
  Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
FRI / October 4
  WWE SmackDown Live "Sports" Fox 8p
Moves to Fox from USA.
SUN / October 6
  Crossword Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
SUN / October 13
  Crossword Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p
SUN / October 20
  Crossword Mysteries: tbd MOVIE Drama HMM, 9p

2020 premieres

SUN / January 26, 2020
  62nd Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p ET
SUN / February 9
  92nd Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd

2021 premieres

SUN / Janaury 31, 2021
  63rd Annual Grammy Awards SPECIAL Music/Live event CBS 8p ET
SUN / February 28
  93rd Annual Academy Awards SPECIAL Live event ABC tbd

 

 

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Comments (193)

  • JasonDietz  

    @rcianci: No, you are right -- it is eight parts. The second part airs the night after the premiere, but it is currently unclear when additional parts will air (I don't think they are cramming all 8 into two nights, but I don't think they have their schedule fully planned out yet).

  • rcianci  

    Unspeakable is an 8 episode miniseries, not a 2 part film. Is Sundance showing all 8 episodes in 2 nights?

  • rcianci  

    Are the people who update this page on vacation again?

  • TMac7373  

    I think your constantly updating list is amazing. I consult it regularly. Have you considered making it sortabIe? I'd be so much happier if I could filter out reality tv or game shows.

  • Viewer4446  

    Saturday,Feb 9, 2019, Riviera 10PM on Ovation. Don't miss it! Please update tv calendar

  • TeachNeeMore  

    Manifest 1/7 10pm NBC, New Amsterdam 1/8 10pm NBC, FBI 1/8 9pm CBS, NCIS: New Orleans 1/8 10pm CBS, The Resident 1/7 8pm FOX

  • blarpisblarp  

    Fantomworks comes on dec 5th not the 7th

  • blarpisblarp  

    I didn't mean to post so many times, apologies. I have no idea what happened.

  • blarpisblarp  

    Welcome to Christmas Premieres SUNDAY DECEMBER 9 8pm/7c

    A ton of your Hallmark and HMM listings are wrong...just a heads up

  • blarpisblarp  

    Welcome to Christmas Premieres SUNDAY DECEMBER 9 8pm/7c

    A ton of your Hallmark and HMM listings are wrong...just a heads up

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