15 Dec - ASCENSION (Syfy) New sci-fi drama about a covert 1960s U.S government mission to send people into the depths of space, to populate a new world 100 light years away.
13 Dec - MOZART IN THE JUNGLE (Amazon Prime) Season 1 of the U.S drama about a world-renowned New York orchestra.
25 Dec - DOCTOR WHO (BBC1) Christmas special of the sci-fi fantasy drama.
25 Dec - DOWNTON ABBEY (ITV) Christmas special of the period drama.
25 Dec - BLACK MIRROR (Channel 4/DirecTV) Christmas special of the dark satirical anthology series. Starring Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall & Oona Chaplin.
TBA - DEREK (Channel 4) Christmas special of the comedy. Starring Ricky Gervais.
4 Jan - DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS) U.S premiere of the UK period drama's fifth season.
6 Jan - AGENT CARTER (ABC) New comic-book adventure set in the 1940s, focusing on the character of Peggy Carter from Captain America.
16 Jan - 12 MONKEYS (Syfy) TV adaptation of the 1995 sci-fi movie about a time-traveller from the future, sent back to stop a deadly plague.
20 - JUSTIFIED (FX) Sixth and final season of the U.S crime drama.
27 Jan (TBC) - COMMUNITY (Yahoo) Season 6 of the U.S comedy begins its run on the online streaming service.
TBA - BROADCHURCH (ITV) Series 2 of the murder-mystery drama. Starring David Tennant & Olivia Colman.
8 Feb - THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) Season 5 of the U.S drama resumes.
8 & 9 Feb - BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC/Netflix) Spin-off to Breaking Bad, concerning criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. Starring Bob Odenkirk, Michael McKean & Jonathan Banks.
4 Apr - OUTLANDER (Starz) Season 1 of the Anglo-American historical fantasy continues after a six-month hiatus.
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 siblings (The Matrix) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5), let's hope that pedigree overcomes what doesn't feel very fresh as a one-sentence summary.
TBA - BACKSTROM (Fox) Adaptation of the popular Swedish books by Leif G.W Persson, about an irascible detective with a very bad attitude.
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.
Last update: 20 November 2014