UK Air Dates for US & Cult Shows in 2013
UK Air Dates for US & Cult Shows in 2013
[tweetmeme]Lots and lots of UK premiere dates for the Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 season and beyond! As always, if there's a US or cult show you'd like to see a UK air date for, just leave it in the comments, and i'll do my best to find it for you. :)
Shows in this colour are the latest updates! Shows in this colour are returning for part 2 of a season.
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(TBC) = To be confirmed. If a show is listed as (TBC) this means it's either not an official date from the channel, or is subject to change.
Hemingway & Gellhorn stars Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman in the title roles, as it tells the real life story of America’s most famous literary couple.
ABC’s Thanksgiving Special will air on Channel 5 over Christmas in the UK.
AIDS hits the Stockholm gay community in this powerful Swedish drama set in the 80s.
New stand up improvised comedy show where the cream of the comedy circuit are presented with the ultimate challenge: come up with a brand new routine on the spot based on topics presented to them right there and then.
British masters of illusion Barry and Stuart return to television with this new series on Watch
Recounting the events that led to the disappearance of the aristocrat, this itv drama stars Rory Kinnear.
Steven van Zandt returns as the US mobster hiding out in small-town Norway
People skiing on snow. On Sunday. With a great theme tune.
Karl Pilkington sets out to discover the answers to some of the hard questions in life. This final episode examining death, was postponed due to its original broadcast slot clashing unfortunately with the hurricane devastation in the Phillipines.
It’s a hard one to guess because National Geographic seems to number some of the seasons differently to its native Canada, and previous seasons have not aired consistently. However, season 13 is due to air at some point later in 2013
Two part BBC drama about the infamous 1960s heist. Concludes the following night.
New comedy based on comedian Jason Cook’s Tyneside upbringing. Also starring Vic Reeves.
Bomb disposal comedy set in Afghanistan
Sky’s popular supermarket sitcom returns for its Christmas Special.
Which county in the whole of Britain has by far the highest murder rate? Answer- the English county of Midsomer of course! Barnaby’s cousin continues to investigate grisly deaths in quaint locales.
Following a Christmas 2013 holiday special, the popular period drama has been re commissioned for a fifth outing, as we follow the fortunes of the Crawleys and their staff well into the 1920s. 5th series be broadcast on ITV in Autumn 2014.
The 11th Doctor returns for the very last time…
The popular 1950s medical drama returns to the BBC. The third series is due in the first half of 2014
New sitcom starring the towering Greg Davies and Rik Mayall as his dad.
Join Dara and guests for more fun at the expense of current affairs.
Sir David Jason returns to the classic sitcom for this Christmas special.
A sequel of sorts to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, by PD James.
Spanish period drama returns
2 part final miniseries to tie up the story of the unluckiest four men on the planet. Starts Sat 28th, concludes Sun 29th Dec at 9pm.
Ray Winstone takes to the high seas in an ambitious family drama as John Meade Falkner’s much-loved 18th-century smuggling adventure.
2014 is a busy year for new Doctor Peter Capaldi, starring in this new adaptation of the classic Dogtanian and the three Muskehounds. Due to air early 2014.
Chris O’Dowd’s Irish sitcom returns
The Israeli drama which served as the inspiration for the American “Homeland”, returns to Sky Arts for its second series
Back with guest spots from Buzz Aldrin and Homer himself, Dan Castellaneta.
Gabriel Byrne is a pathologist in the city of Dublin in this BBC drama set in the 1950s
Three middle aged men currently (August 2013) filming more tomfoolery, and some cars
Rupert Penry-Jones (spooks) stars in this BBC barrister drama
The fifth season of the acclaimed cop drama has yet to get a UK date but season 4 began in November 2012 so that’s a guess for now
Elijah Wood returns as Ryan, and his best friend… His neighbour’s weed smoking, beer drinking, and generally manipulative dog Wilfred (Jason Gann).
An American werewolf, an American ghost and an American vampire all live together in an American house in this American remake of the cult BBC Three series.
Highly rated police drama from Jed Mercurio
Italian detective series set in Bologna during the Mussolini years.
National treasure David Attenborough returns to showcase some more of nature’s fascinating oddities. Airs on Eden.
Back to the table with the Goodmans.
Fifth outing for the sitcom usually paired with Modern Family
The cop drama with fairy tales will return to the UK in 2014.
Season 5 was brought forward after previous summer airings, so we can hope for now that the same thing will happen with Season 6 and we see it in February again.
Final series begins in America in Sept 2013
America’s biggest comedy returns.
Third series of the quirky comedy programme due back in 2014
An escaped convict has to protect a young girl with special powers from nasty folks.
Two people having an affair are on opposite sides of a murder trial.
London’s Burning for the 21st Century- a new eight part series from Sky
American remake of the classic British scifi series about super-evolved young people.
Usually airs in Jan.
Dominic Cooper stars as 007′s creator in this drama set in the author’s formative years.
Back to the Valleys with Ruth Jones.
New drama remake based on the 1987 CBS show of the same name, which was inspired by the famous fantasy tale… Beauty in this version is Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk with ‘The Beast’ played by Jay Ryan (Terra Nova). Maybe it’s final season…
More dastardly scheming in the Hamptons.
Kevin Bacon plays an FBI agent chasing the serial killing James Purefoy. More info here. Series 1 aired in January, same as the US
The Golden Globe-nominated dark comedy starring Emmy-winner Edie Falco as a drug-addicted nurse returns. Was supposed to air in July, then got bumped, and is confirmed as back Jan 2014.
Comedy staring Lena Dunham following a group of friends in their 20s as they navigate life in New York City.
Another US sitcom about divorce.
You know the drill – FBI cases consist of the weekly discovery of, well, bones, and only one person can help. previous seasons have begun in October, November and January, so your guess is as good as mine for season 9.
Ben Miller returns to the fictitious island of St Marie for a bit, before leaving and being replaced by Kris Marshall.
The original (now that a British/French and US/Mexican remake are in the works), returns to BBC Four in the winter.
Long running sitcom returns, with a reduced half man, as Angus T. Jones has been booted as a series regular… That’s what you get for referring to the show that made you a star as ‘filth’… Two and a Quarter Men now maybe?
Has been renewed for a second season, so if the same pattern follows (ie Sky airing it close to the US date), it should be back in October
Eastender Grant Mitchell has reinvented himself as an extremely popular investigative journalist and his series, which visits some of the world’s roughest spots, returns for a third outing.
The excellent James Spader (with shaved head) is one of the FBI’s most wanted. He inexplicably surrenders and asks to speak to a rookie agent, whereupon it is revealed he has created a list of criminals the agency doesn’t know about.
Lost Girl returns in Jan for season 4.
Regular opening times do not apply as we accompany Sir David Attenborough on an after-hours journey around London’s Natural History Museum, one of his favourite haunts.
US air date is confirmed as the 19th Jan on PBS, and (as we predicted back in Oct) but confirmed by the BBC, to be aired in Britain on New Year’s Day.
Forensic pathologists help police solve murders in Manchester
90s favourite sitcom returns after 15 years, making the jump the BBC to itv. The three original stars are all returning.
Seth McFarlane’s cartoon about the Smith family.
After 6 years off air, The Kumars are back, this time on Sky 1, and from a small flat in Hounslow, having been forced to downsize after the economic downturn!
Confirmed as back Jan 2014.
Confirmed as back Jan 2014.
The Chicago-based weight-loss sitcom returns
A little known cartoon…. Due back in November to complete series 24, before the new series next year
Renewed for a ninth series after protracted contractual negotiations.
Confirmed! We were right about it being late, it’s now officially Jan 8th, but that does mean it should run in one block not two.
our favourite crime-solving, crime-fighting crime writer usually returns in March but has been brought forward for series 6
Has previously aired in October but season 10 was changed to January for Fox’s rebrand launch night and the pattern will continue
Western set after the United States Civil War show returns to AMC in the US Aug 2013, which should put it in Jan 2014 on TCM if they follow last year’s schedule.
Previously known as LA Noir. New series from Frank Darabont, set in the city of angels in the postwar years. It airs on TNT in the US.
Tobey Maguire, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Will Ferrell, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Tim Robbins and Kristen Wiig all star in an epic comedy about the fictional Morehouse family, who made their fortune in the oil business.
Dropped by the BBC and has finally resurfaced on Lifetime, although it is now also on Netflix, and you can order Damages Season 4 on DVD here… Back in Jan 2014.
Canadian tv cop show set in the 1890′s following William Murdoch as he solves crime in Toronto using cutting edge (for 1890!) forensic science.
Series 1 and 2 have aired in January
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson star as 2 detectives hunting a serial killer across the decades.
New American musical drama starring Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, Spin City) and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes).
Returns in the USA Feb 2014, and Fox have bought the UK airing forward, so we’re now only 24hrs behind the US!
Kevin Spacey’s tour de force as Francis J. Underwood continues, with more 2-faced backstabbing and political intrigue. Season 2 should come to Netflix around Feb 2014.
channel 5 has the UK rights as long as the programme is still produced. A third season was recently confirmed.
Seventh and final visit to Madison Avenue.
Picked up, but not yet scheduled TV shows - 2013
This is a list of shows that we know have been picked up by a UK network, but we have no indication of when they plan on scheduling them, other than it should be in 2013.
Originally projected to return earlier in the year, but it has since been cancelled, so Sky have been kicking the 3rd season airing around the schedules.
Usually airs around Spring but Living has yet to confirm it will run Season 4.
Acclaimed German drama miniseries that shows the impact of the Second World War on ordinary people comes to BBC Two in 2013
A comedy about a woman who has discovered her husband is gay and has to re-enter the dating scene.
Martin Shaw returns to investigate crime in the North East of England
New Tim Allen sitcom.
Belgian detective series newly acquired by the BBC
New spy thriller from the BBC
Satellite viewers return to Louisiana for the last time
Monk’s Tony Shalhoub stars in this sitcom about divorce
season 5 did not have a UK airing but was released on disc in October 2012. Netflix US now has all 5 seasons (if you’re using something like UnoDNS). Still doesn’t see to be on the UK.
Not yet scheduled TV shows - 2014
These are shows which are new, or should be back in 2014, but there's not enough info out there yet to be more specific than that!
Sky Atlantic brings satellite viewers the Cinemax drama about a former convict who assumes the identity of the sherriff in a small Amish town.
Pirate drama from Michael Bay… But don’t let that put you off, it might be good. Airs on Starz in the US in Jan 2014, who have so much faith in it, the show’s already been renewed for a 2nd season! I’m expecting it to end up on Sky 1, but no official news yet.
Boss sees Kelsey Grammer in his first serious TV role, starring as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with a degenerative disease. Season 1 will air here in 2013 followed, presumably by season 2 at some point. It has subsequently been cancelled after season 2 with some murmurings of a film to finish up its storylines.
ITV’s new detective series performed rather well, so they confirmed a second series, due early Spring
Another American police show. This time however, it is a comedy making fun of all the other American police shows.
Seventh and final series of the spy action series set in Miami
The strangest study group return to the meta world of Greendale Community College.
Third season of the Canadian sci-fi show
The CSIs are usually back early in the new year, so i’d expect the same in 2014
‘Historical fantasy drama’ series about Leonardo da Vinci’s early life. Co-production between BBC Worldwide and Starz networks. First series aired on Fox UK shortly after the US broadcast. Second series due in US in 2014, so if Fox buys it again, it’s reasonable to guess it will follow that pattern.
New scifi show from SyFy, about a group of aliens called the Votans who are trying to live along side the people of Earth, after a devastating war between the two has taken it’s toll, not only on both sides, but on the Earth itself. Created by Rockne S. O’Bannon (the man behind seaQuest DSV, Farscape, and new series Cult), and starring Grant Bowler (Ugly Betty), Stephanie Leonidas (Whitechapel), Julie Benz (Angel, Dexter), Tony Curran (Vincent Van Gogh in Doctor Who), and Jaime Murray (Dexter, Spartacus, Warehouse 13, and Hustle.) Airs in April on SyFy in the USA and shortly afterwards on Syfy UK.
Explores the ever-growing fears of a populace that believes that a major catastrophe may end modern life… Well that sounds cheery…
The adventures of young Inspector Morse return to our screens
A Detective Chief Inspector has to travel to a remote Arctic town when a British scientist is killed.
Television adaptation of the Thomas Harris novels, focussing on the relationship between Agent Graham and Dr Lecter.
Due back in 2014 for the third season which begins in October in the US
A surgeon is embroiled in a plot to assassinate the president in this new action show from Jerry Bruckheimer.
3 episode zombie drama set in northern England, returns for a second series in 2014
The annual trip on down to good ole Harlan County has taken place in March, April and May in recent years. It’s back in the US in January so should be with us again in the Spring.
Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd don’t star in this new drama about two private detectives. They also happen to be former secret service agents and put those skills to good use weekly.
Series based on the Walt Longmire books where the titular character, a small town sheriff, is investigating serious crimes, returning to work following his wife’s death, and battling his deputy for re-election to the job.
HBO show which revolves around three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.
Spinoff from The Closer, already renewed for a second season and recently bought in the UK by Universal
Anna Faris stars in this sitcom about a dysfunctional mum and daughter.
A Canadian detective series with a hint of Columbo (in that we the audience are told before the protagonists who the baddie is).
Jeremy Piven brings his “manic energy” from his portrayal of Entourage’s Ari Gold to this drama about the retail magnate Harry Selfridge.
Who’s that (new) girl? It’s that Zooey Deschanel (you know, the one who’s sister is in Bones!)
The BBC has broadcast series 1 and 2, but there is no indication yet of a date or timescale for series 3.
Due in 2014, this ninth series will be the last
New sitcom set in ancient Rome.
Santa Barbara’s finest consulting detective returns, probably early 2014
Season 3 started airing Oct 2012 in the US, but still no sign of it in the UK…
Another remake, this time of the Australian drama, and starring Greg Kinnear as the defence lawyer
Heaven help us, will this ‘real something of something’ franchise ever end… Airs in the UK on BET (Sky 187… thats next to FOX channel 188, you know… the one that shows decent tv shows).
The boys from the Dwarf are due back in 2014
Renewed for a 5th season
Hank is a doctor in the wealthy Hamptons somewhat forced to help less wealthy patients. Usually airs in the summer
Michael Shanks (husband of Continuum’s Lexa Doig) stars in this Canadian hospital drama where a doctor becomes a patient.
New American political thriller recently bought by Channel 4 in the UK.
Season 2 ran in the US from January to April 2012 but has yet to be announced in the UK.
Two part murder mystery set in… well… guess where, starring Douglas Henshall (Primeval).
The pattern for the last couple of years has been a summer premiere with doubling up of episodes to beat the DVD release. If Sky Living buys the rights again there is nothing yet to suggest anything different.
Not a low-budget remake of The 4400, but a drama about a small group of youths sent back to an Earth destroyed by a nuclear war – 100 of them.
Cold war spy espionage drama set in the 1980s.
Hotelier Alex Polizzi returns to inspect and correct troubled British hotels.
Rising from the flames one last time! The killing proves surprisingly hard to kill as Netflix commissions a 4th and final season.
The well-rated French zombie drama returns to 4 later in 2014
Cancelled by CBS, then resurrected by TNT and Lifetime. Airs Summer 2013 in the US, so it’ll be later in the year, but Sky have confirmed Unforgettable they have it for Sky Living.
6 part drama from Kudos (Spooks, Hustle, Hunted) about frightning things that happen to people in possession of an orginal graphic novel. Sounds a bit like “Ring” and was renewed for a second series in 2014
DCI Vera and her sharp wit are back to solve North East England’s worst crimes
Only six episodes this time, for the final series
The Unknowns - TV shows not yet picked up in the UK or no exact air date info
This is a list of everything else! TV shows people have asked about, but have yet to be picked up by any UK network, or have been dropped by their UK network, or we simply have no air date info about them!
Despite its cancellation three years ago, and subsequent on-off mootings of a film, it’s now confirmed that 24 will return to television as a ‘limited series’ – 24 – Live Another Day!
In American television, a limited series is something less than 24 episodes… and what we here might call ‘a series’. The ‘limited series’ format is popular among the cable producers (see Sons of Anarchy, Dexter), and apparently under consideration to be used more by the American networks. Airs May 2014 in the US. I’d be stunned if it doesn’t end up on Sky 1 (or Atlantic), and i suspect they’ll air it close to the US.
New American series based on the book by Brit Nick Hornby, and previously made into a Hugh Grant film
Futuristic police show from the Fringe people - J.H. Wyman/JJ Abrams – about humans and androids working together. Stars Karl Urban and Michael Ealy.
Appears to have been dropped by Sky, so is currently without a UK network.
Assuming it airs the same time as this year, Breakout Kings should be back around April, although it’s already been cancelled in the US.
Police orientated Chicago Fire spinoff. Premieres in the US on January 8, 2014. No news on a UK pickup yet.
New conspiracy series starring Gillian Anderson as a powerful corporate boss whose daughter is kidnapped.
Starring Hugh Laurie and written by Neil Cross (Spooks, Luther) this ten episode series about the pirate Blackbeard is due in America on NBC.
A TV show called called ‘Cult’ about cult TV show called ‘Cult’, staring The Vampire Diaries’s Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas from Cloverfield and Robert Knepper from Prison Break. Airs in on The CW in the US in Feb. No UK pickup yet.
Stars Seth Green (Buffy, Family Guy, Robot Chicken) as Eli and Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar, Ted), as two friends who run a video game company together. Warner is married with Kids, whilst Eli has stuck to his stoner roots, but despite their differences, they’re still best buds. All is going smoothly, that is until their Dads unexpectedly move in with them…
When a partying wealthy socialite dies of an overdose, her long lost best friend, who’s also a police detective suspects foul play, so goes undercover, re-inserting herself into the families life to get to the truth.
Yet to be confirmed as returning to e4, but rumours are that they haven’t picked up the 3rd season…
A drama looking at LA gangs from both sides
Chandler Bing (aka Matthew Perry) stars in a comedy about a man whose wife has died.
A new series from Syfy and the man behind Battlestar Galictica. Humanity battles for its survival following a possible disease outbreak in the Arctic.
Yet to be bought in the UK. This one has been asked about quite a lot but doesn’t actually air in the US until April
Centers on U.S. Cyber Command, a unit that has been created around one agent who has a microchip implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
The Bean Identity. Sean Bean stars as a spy who is given reason to doubt who he is. From the creator of Homeland.
Stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the owner of Miami’s most glamorous hotel in swingin 1959, just after the Cuban Revolution. No news on a uk air date yet, but it has been commissioned for a 2nd season airing in the US in Summer 2013, so that might encourage a UK channel to pick it up.
Sitcom about a the wife of a country music star who moves from Nashville, Tennessee to Malibu, California when he cheats on her. With this new start, she trys to re-start her own music career. Stars Reba McEntire.
From Starz who brought us Spartacus and Camelot comes this new series about a young Marco Polo in the Mongol court. Begins in America in September.
Stars Christian Slater and Steve Zahn as 2 brothers who run an agency that solve clients problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation. Written by ‘Awake’ scribe Kyle Killen.
Spinoff from Once Upon A Time, obviously.
Dropped by 5* and no sign of a pick up yet.
Set in Victorian London, this British-American series sees classic fictional horror characters causing havoc. Will air on Sky Atlantic for British satellite viewers
As of Sept 2011 - “Unfortunately Sky Living has no further commitment to new and future seasons of Private Practice.” Disney have decided to follow Breaking Bad’s lead and are going straight to a DVD release. Season 4 DVD was released 2nd April 2012.
More Real Housewives, somewhere sunny.
Just across the river from the real housewives from New York
I want a show called Fake Housewives In Wonderland…
There are eight Orange counties in the US, and this one is in the LA suburbs.
Scifi drama from Kudos about a world where humans and robots are identical. It is based on the Swedish series Akta manniskor. Neither the original not the English language remake have a UK channel or date yet.
With the surname “Queen of Scots”, it was apparent young Mary was destined for greatness. This new series portrays her early years in the French Court.
What if your deceased loved ones suddenly turned up on your doorstep as though nothing had happened? Stars House’s Omar Epps.
A human girl falls in love with an alien boy in a secondary school.
Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) returns in this sitcom about three nerdy young ladies who hype every weekend.
Sky Living strikes again… 3rd season has been dropped, so it’s currently without a UK broadcaster…
Remake of the Danish/Swedish thriller, with action moved to the US/Mexico border
Prequel to Sex and the City… Starts Jan 14th in the US. No UK pick up yet.
Stars Robin Williams as Simon Roberts, a renowned & brilliant (but eccentric) advertising executive, runs the Roberts and Roberts Advertising Agency with his rather more practical daughter, Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar), who’s trying to manage the company, and her dad…
New period drama from Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) set in 1880s New York, a period dubbed the “gilded age” as vast amounts of new money exchanged hands and fortunes were made.
Sitcom about 3 estranged siblings who have to follow their dead fathers trivial last requests to gain their inheritance.
A global catastrophe wipes out most of the life on the planet, again. This time, the cast and crew of an American navy destroyer are amongst the only ones left, and with the help of Michael Bay, have to find things out.
Season 2 aired in Feb 2011 in US, and March 2011 over here. Season 3 began in Canada in May and the US in June 2012 but has yet to be announced in the UK.
Comedy staring Fox as Mike Henry, a news anchor who returns to work after taking putting his career on hold to spend more time with his family, and cope with Parkinson’s disease.
Unruly British teenagers are sent to spend a week with strict parents in other countries, in the hope that they will return with some appreciation of how awful they have been, and resolve to mend their ways. The BBC is apparently producing a new series, so if any GT readers fall into the “unruly” category, perhaps you can get in touch with BBC Three.
Demark’s turn again for the remake honours – this time of the serial killer drama. Not due in the US until 2014.
New teen drama about a troubled 16 year old who becomes the prime suspect when one of his classmates is murdered. Airs on ABC Family in the US, and unfortunately, those shows to struggle for some reason in the UK, so I wouldn’t hold you breath for it turning up anytime soon…
Previous seasons aired on Sky Atlantic who will not now be airing seasons 7 and 8.
The first series aired on Living, while the second and third were on alibi.
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