TV Calendar

Below you'll find a constantly-updated list of popular TV shows and the date they'll be premiering or returning to the US and UK. I hope you'll bookmark this page and refer back to it. If there are any corrections that need to be made, or you think another show needs to be included, e-mail me here.


9 Aug - OUTLANDER (Starz) Adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's book saga by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), about a married 1940s nurse sent back in time to feudal Scotland where she falls in love with a young warrior. Starring Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobiaz Menzies, Graham McTavish, Laura Donnelly, James Fleet & Stephen Walters.

9 Aug - A TOUCH OF CLOTH III (Sky1) Third comedy spoof two-parter.

20 Aug - LEGENDS (TNT) Sci-fi drama about a CIA agent (Sean Bean) who has the ability to adapt to any given situation. So it's a modern-day The Pretender? Co-stars Ali Larter (Heroes) and Morris Chestnut (Nurse Jackie).

23 Aug - DOCTOR WHO (BBC1/BBC America) Series 8 of the sci-fi drama, launching with the 801st episode and with Peter Capaldi as the new twelfth incarnation of The Doctor. The first few episodes are directed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers).

23 Aug - INTRUDERS (BBC America) Sci-fi thriller about a secret society chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. Starring John Simm, Mira Sorvino, James Frain & Tory Kittles.

TBC - THE LEFTOVERS (Sky Atlantic) UK Season 1 premiere.

TBA - RESURRECTION (Watch) Season 1 of the US drama about dead towsnfolk coming back to life.

TBA - A TOUCH OF CLOTH III (Sky1) Third special of the spoof cop show.

TBA - UNDER THE DOME (Channel 5) Season 2 of the sci-fi drama about a town trapped under an inexplicable giant dome.


7 Sep - UTOPIA (Fox) US remake of the UK hit about a group of geeks and a graphic novel that foretells the future, which is being hunted by a government agency.

21 Sep - THE GOOD WIFE (CBS) Season 6 of the US legal drama.

22 Sep - GOTHAM (Fox) Comic-book prequel set in the Batman universe, about young Detective James Gordon.

22 Sep - SLEEPY HOLLOW (Fox) Season 2 of the supernatural action-drama.

22 Sep - FOREVER (ABC) New series about a New York medical examiner who's 200-years-old and immortal.

23 Sep - MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D (ABC) Season 2 of the US superhero drama.

30 Sep - SELFIE (ABC) New sitcom about a social media-obsessed bimbo who wants to transform herself into a sharp, sophisticated modern woman. Starring Karen Gillan & John Cho.


2 Oct - GRACEPOINT (Fox) US remake of the UK murder-mystery Broadchurch, about the hunt for the killer of a young boy in a small seaside town. Starring David Tennant & Anna Gunn.

5 Oct - HOMELAND (Showtime) Season 4.

7 Oct - THE FLASH (The CW) Superhero drama based on the Marvel hero (already introduced in Arrow), about a young scientist called Barry Allen who gains the power of super-speed after a strange accident.

8 Oct - ARROW (The CW) Season 3 of the US superhero drama.

24 Oct - CONSTANTINE (NBC) Season 1 of the US supernatural drama about an English occult battling demons. Starring Matt Rya, Lucy Griffiths & Harold Perrineau.

Unscheduled, at present...

Autumn - AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW (FX) Fourth season of the US horror anthology.

Autumn - THE FALL (BBC2) Series 2 of the crime thriller. Starring Gillian Anderson & Jamie Dornan.

Autumn - THE NEWSROOM (HBO/Sky Atlantic) Third and final season of the news-based drama. Starring Jeff Daniels.

Autumn - THE STRAIN (Watch) UK premiere of the US comic-book horror about a vampire contagion that infects New York after a passenger jet touches down at JFK airport.

TBA - WAYWARD PINES (Fox/Fox UK) The worrying thing about this new drama is how it barely tries to disguise the debt it owes to Twin Peaks, with a Secret Service agent investigating the disappearance of two colleagues in a spooky small-town. M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) is also involved and directs the pilot. On the plus side, this is apparently an "event series" and will conclude its story in 10 episodes. Starring Matt Dillon, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Juliette Lewis, Hope Davis, Carla Gugino, Shannyn Sossamon & Toby Jones.

TBA - SENSE8 (Netflix) Sci-fi drama about a group of people who are psychically linked and hunted by a unknown agency. Co-created by the Wachowski's (The Matrix) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5), so let's hope that pedigree overcomes what doesn't feel very fresh as a one-sentence summary.

TBA - GRACEPOINT (Fox) US remake of the British murder-mystery hit Broadchurch. David Tennant (Doctor Who) reprises his role as lead detective, working alongside home-town investigator Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad). Co-starring Nick Nolte.

TBA - BACKSTROM (Fox) Adaptation of the popular Swedish books by Leif G.W Persson, about an irascible detective with a very bad attitude.


TBA - BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC/Netflix) Spin-off to Breaking Bad, concerning criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. Starring Bob Odenkirk, Michael McKean & Jonathan Banks.

Last update: 22 July 2014