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.
25 Aug - UNDER THE DOME (Channel 5) Season 2 of the sci-fi drama about a town trapped under an inexplicable giant dome.
TBC - THE LEFTOVERS (Sky Atlantic) UK Season 1 premiere.
2 Sep - DALLAS (Channel 5) Season 3 of the U.S drama.
12 Sep - Z NATION (Syfy) New series about a post-zombie apocalypse, following a group of survivors transporting someone who holds the cure.
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.
TBD - TYRANT (Fox UK) Season 1 of the US drama about an American family man of Middle Eastern origin, lured back to his homeland to attend a nephew's wedding.
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 - AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW (FX) Fourth season of the US horror anthology, set in 1952 during the dying days of the U.S travelling circus.
8 Oct - ARROW (The CW) Season 3 of the US superhero drama.
12 Oct - THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) Season 5 of the U.S zombie 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.
TBC - GOTHAM (Channel 5) UK premiere of the new US comic-book prequel.
24 Nov - 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.
Autumn - THE FALL (BBC2) Series 2 of the crime thriller. Starring Gillian Anderson & Jamie Dornan.
Autumn - THE FLASH (Sky1) U.K premiere of the comic-book drama based on the Marvel hero who gains the power of super-speed after a strange accident.
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.
Autumn - THE INTRUDERS (BBC2) Season 1 of the US drama about a body-snatching secret society.
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.
Feb - 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 August 2014