2012 TV Premiere Dates

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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Can't wait, finally some new TV shows and not repeats, liking this :)
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First of all, this page is way too hard to find. It's premiere season, this should be what your plan your fall tv schedule links to, not the silly page it does and the link should be way more prominent. Where's your page with synopses of all the new shows, can't find that either. I've been with you since May 2007, but I'm off to another site that's more accessible. If you change this convoluted new format, message me and I'll be back.
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Anybody know the date for New season for Archer?
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Tons of these dates are wrong.....
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what about Doctor Who it starts Saturday August 25 I think.
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White Collar, Continuum, L5, Hells Kitchen, Suits, Teen Wolf, Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, Royal Pains, Dallas, The Newsroom and The Great Escape. Very Excited about seeing.

For all those shows ending or cancelled I hope they allow an ending and leave us hanging I hate that
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white collar ?
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What about Covert Affairs and Haven?
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Looking forward to TRUE BLOOD the most but also Rizzoli and Isles and Glee and Pretty Little Liars lol and a few others!!



Hope Teen Wolf season 2 is coming soon :)
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what about ALPHAS and SUITS ?????????????????
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what about Teen Wolf Season 2?
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Can't wait till april :D First on the 1st of april Game of Thrones and then on the 11th Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 :D
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Am hoping Don't trust the B*** in Apartment 23 is gonna be available to download!! cos am in UK and we dont have it on tv here x
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Any specific dates for The listener?
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dates for Suits and Franklin & Bash???
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Fringe Fringe Fringe!!!
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1. Community

2. Community

3. Community

4. Game of Thrones

5. Fringe

6. Mad Men
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The Killing (Season 2 Premiere) AMC !!!

Finally!!! Hurray!
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Does anyone know sth about Breaking Bad?
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seriously, for someone who lives in another country and is only at episode three of game of thrones, it is not cool to put such a spoilering picture up with this thread. Not cool :(
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tanja are u on season 1?? as the rest of the episodes are available to download on Pirate bay, have been for a while x

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If you're in another country, you should know at the start that this thread isn't for you - these are all US premiere dates, as is most of the site at large. Anyone from another country has to be prepared to see "spoilers" based on what is common knowledge to the US audience. I don't see TV.com ever filtering info based on when a show premieres in Outer Mongolia.
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So True stanking, I am from the UK and I come on here to get spoliers lol, and to look at when the series i watch comes out so I know when to download x x
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Well in my country they started about a month ago with showing episodes of Game of Thrones on "regular" tv (at this time i already saw season 1 twice). And i don't live in Outer Mongolia but in western europe... But i do agree with you that TV.com is a US based site and that if you come here you can find spoilers about shows/episodes if you live outside the US/Canada region.
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that is soooo funny... if a little mean... I think they release pretty close to US scheds in outer Mongolia....
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- Community

- Fringe

- Game of Thrones

- Don't trust the b--- in the appartment 23

- Mad Men
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1. Game of Thrones

2. Mad Men

3. The Big C

4. Bob's Burgers

5. Nurse Jackie

6. The Killing
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1. Game of Thrones



2. The Borgias



3. The Big C
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Some great stuff, a lot of meh. Awake looks promising. At the very least, it should hold my interest until Game of Thrones is back.
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WILFRED!!!! yay
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Bob's Burgers <3
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What idiot decided to give that monstrosity Bob's Burgers a second episode, let alone a second season?
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What the hell are you talking about? Bob's Burgers is great!
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Have you actually watched the show? It's mind-numbingly terrible.
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Your statement makes no sense.
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the list is meh..
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Missing? As in the series that was cancelled some years back? And Lost Girl season 2 premiere? what have I been watching then? ;) Are these left-overs from previous lists? hehe



I'm really excited about the return of Fringe. Can't wait to see how the season (and unfortunately, possibly the series) ends.
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No missing is a new show
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April is coming!
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Breaking Bad. :)
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Alphas? The Listener? Rookie Blue? :)
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Warehouse 13 and Eureka probably won't start until July. Last year's season premiere was July 11.
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can you read? Eureka starts april 16th

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House will be showing a one-off episode on 3/19, the episode"Love is Blind" that got pre-empted earlier this week because of the postponed Daytona 500.
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Warehouse 13?
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Breaking Bad?
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Woo! Breaking In is returning!
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I've been seeing the promos for Missing and every time Ashley Judd growls "I'm not CIA. I'm a mother looking for her son." I get the giggles so badly I need to leave the room. Guess what I won't be watching?
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Season 5 of Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory starts on March 19th!
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Where's 30 Rock?!?
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Thats already started.
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I see Eureka but no Haven or Warehouse 13. and is Fringe or Castle coming back to finish up or did they have shorter seasons this year? that seems unlikely and/or unfortunate to me.

And two more.. The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles.. this was supposed to be The Closer's final season so I'm wondering why they haven't come back yet.
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Fringe is back in about 3 weeks.

I think Castle restarts on the 19th of March.

No word yet on Warehouse 13 or Haven, or Alpha's for that matter.
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Haven is coming back for a third season, but I dont know when in start
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Did Fringe get cancelled when I wasn't looking?
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nope
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Eureka season 5? Wasn't it supposed to be cancelled?
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5 is the final season
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Ultimate Fighter Season 15 starts March 25th



Whhere is Hells Kitchen S10?
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Yay, Community!!
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No Alpha's or Covert Affairs.
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suits?
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July 16th (I think)
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True Blood, Rookie Blue,??
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True Blood 24th of June

Don't know about Rookie Blue, but I can't wait, it's one of favourite shows.
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any idea when awkward starts up?
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Mythbusters, Unchained Reaction, Community, Breaking In
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Spring>fall



For shows, not temperature.
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