2012 TV Premiere Dates

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Remember when the concept of the annual TV "season" was simple? Most shows started in September and ended in May, and there wasn't much on during the summer. Well, there's still not much on during the summer, but these days, networks are rolling out new programming on a year-round basis... so we've put together this list of upcoming season and series premieres to help you keep track of what's ahead. Go ahead, hit that "bookmark" button—we'll keep it updated the schedule changes and new premiere dates are announced.


OCTOBER


The Walking Dead will return October 14, 2012.


Thursday, October 11:
8 pm The Vampire Diaries (Season 4 Premiere) – The CW
9 pm Beauty And The Beast (Series Premiere episode repeats Friday 10/12 at 9 pm) – The CW
10 pm It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 8 Premiere) – FX
10:30 pm The League (Season 4 Premiere) – FX
11 pm Brand X with Russell Brand (Season Premiere) – FX


Sunday, October 14:
9 pm The Walking Dead (Season 3 Premiere) – AMC
11 pm Talking Dead (Season Premiere) – AMC
11:30 pm Comic Book Men (Season 2 Premiere) – AMC


Tuesday, October 16:
9 pm Emily Owens, M.D. (Series Premiere) – The CW
9 pm Second Presidential Debate [LIVE] (News Event) – Various
10 pm Chasing Classic Cars (Season 2 Premiere) – Velocity
10 pm Underemployed (Series Premiere) – MTV
11 pm Flashpoint (Season 5 Premiere) – ION


Wednesday, October 17:
9:30 pm Suburgatory (Season 2 Premiere) – ABC
10 pm American Horror Story: Asylum (Season 2 Premiere) – FX
10 pm Devil You Know (Season 3 Premiere) – ID


Friday, October 19:
8 pm Whitney (Season 2 Premiere) – NBC
8:30 pm Community (Season 4 Premiere) – NBC
9 pm Nikita (Season 3 Premiere) – The CW
9 pm Killer Karaoke (Series Premiere) – trueTV
10 pm Hunted (Series Premiere) – Cinemax


Monday, October 22:
9 pm RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race (Season 5 Premiere) – Logo
9 pm Third Presidential Debate [LIVE] (News Event) – Various
10 pm Untucked: All Stars (Season Premiere) – Logo
10 pm Richard Hammond's Crash Course (Season 2 Premiere) – BBC America


Tuesday, October 23:
9 pm Happy Endings (Season 3 Premiere) – ABC
9:30 pm Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (Season 2 Premiere) – ABC


Wednesday, October 24:
9 pm The Houstons: On Our Own (Season 3 Premiere) – Lifetime


Friday, October 26:
8 pm Touch (Season 2 Premiere) – FOX


Saturday, October 27:
11 pm D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List (Series Premiere) – Comedy Central


Wednesday, October 30:
10 pm The Baby Wait (Series Premiere) – Logo


NOVEMBER


Friday, November 2:
8 pm Undercover Boss (Season 4 Premiere) – CBS
8 pm Last Man Standing (Season 2 Premiere) – ABC
8:30 pm Malibu Country (Series Premiere) – ABC
9 pm Shark Tank (new time period premiere) – ABC
10 pm Brides of Beverly Hills (Season 2 Premiere) – TLC


Sunday, November 4:
9 pm The Next Iron Chef: Redemption (Season 5 Premiere) – Food
9 pm Real Housewives Of Atlanta (Season 5 Premiere) - Bravo


Monday, November 5:
10 pm Dangerous Grounds (Series moves to its regular Tuesday 9 pm timeslot on November 13th.) – Travel


Thursday, November 8:
10 pm Bada Bling Brides (One-hour special) – TLC


Saturday, November 10:
10 pm Wedding Band (Series Premiere) – TBS


Sunday, November 11:
10 pm Browncoats Unite (Series Premiere) – Science


Friday, November 12:
10 pm Catfish: The TV Show (Series Premiere) – MTV
10 pm Breaking Magic (Series Premiere) – Discovery
11 pm The World of Jenks (Season 2 Premiere) – MTV


Tuesday, November 13:
9 pm Dangerous Grounds (Series Premiere) – Travel
9 pm Total Blackout (Season 2 Premiere) – Syfy


Thursday, November 15:
10 pm Jersey Brides (Two back-to-back 30-minute specials) – TLC


Monday, November 19:
9 pm The Layover with Anthony Bourdain (Season 2 Premiere) – Travel
9:30 pm Marrying The Game (Series Premiere) – Vh1


Thursday, November 22:
10 pm Along For The Bride (Series Premiere) – TLC


Tuesday, November 27:
TBA Rizzoli & Isles (Season Premiere) – TNT
TBA Leverage (Season Premiere) – TNT


Tuesday, January 8, 2013:
TBA Cougar Town (Season 4 Premiere) – TBS


Sunday, January 13, 2013:
9 pm Shameless (Season 3 Premiere) – Showtime
10 pm House Of Lies (Season 2 Premiere) – Showtime
10:30 pm Californication (Season 6 Premiere) – Showtime


Monday, January 28, 2013:
TBA Dallas (Season 2 Premiere) – TNT


Monday, February 4, 2013:
TBA Monday Mornings (Series Premiere) – TNT


Wednesday, February 13, 2013:
TBA Southland (Season 5 Premiere) – TNT


Wednesday, February 27, 2013:
TBA Boston's Finest (Working Title) – TNT




Which upcoming season and series premieres are you most excited about?


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