UK Air Dates for US & UK Shows in 2014
UK Air Dates for US & Cult Shows in 2014
[tweetmeme]Lots and lots of UK premiere dates for the Winter 2014 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. :)
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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.
Gripping historical drama set in the turbulent 1680s. This sequel to The Devil’s Whore takes place on both sides of the Atlantic, as two young men and two young women commit their lives to a fairer future with blood, passion and urgency.
Yet another US show with a British lead, this time the young boy from Spiderwick. Taking its inspiration from Hitchcock’s Psycho, it is being brought to us Brits courtesy of Universal
french/Canadian special ops thriller.
Michael Palin and Terry Jones created this series of parodies based on popular aspects of British culture, not least the Second World War. First shown in 1976, it’s not a premiere, but as almost all of you probably weren’t around to watch it first time round, we feel obliged to include it here.
Returned in November, but on mid-mid season break… Gotta love E4 drunken scheduling policy… It’s also now been announced that BBT has been renewed up to season 10!
‘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 Spring 2014
Paul and Ian are back with ten more episodes of the popular comedy panel show.
A human girl falls in love with an alien boy in a secondary school.
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!
Suranne Jones stars in this period medical drama, set in the World War I trenches of Northern France.
After a stunning season 3, Game Of Thrones season 4 has been confirmed, and will return to our screens in April 2014, at 2am (exactly the same time as the eastern US), with repeats at 9pm
Seventh and final series of the spy action series set in Miami.
The 1960s were difficult times for the former colony of Malaysia, newly independent. Racial tensions between Chinese, Indians and Muslims were flaring up, and the predominately Chinese territory of Singapore was about to break away. In this joint Singapore / Australian production, a plot involving an Aussie expat and the death of his neighbour’s husband is written on top of this tumultuous bit of history. With HBO pockets involved, it looks to be a cut above earlier Singapore TV successes…. Under One Roof, anyone?
The strangest study group return to the meta world of Greendale Community College.
iTunes buys the third season after its discontinuation by sky living
Seventh and final visit to Madison Avenue, this final season will be split in two.
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.
Max and Caroline are back
Not a premiere, but worthy of note. Horror will be broadcasting Doctor Who from the very beginning, in order, starting in April.
Two people having an affair are on opposite sides of a murder trial.
A little known cartoon…. Still going strong.
Inspired by the Coen brothers 1996 film of the same name, Fargo stars Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton, and comes to us shortly after the US, courtesy of Channel 4.
The Pawn Stars return to cast their eyes over more valuables with season 11.
Downtown Abbey’s late Lady Sybil stars in this BBC drama set during the Regency. Based on the novel of the same name.
I know this isn’t new, but for those that haven’t seen it, Pick TV (Sky 152, Vigin 180, Freeview 11, Freesat 144), is running the season 1 of Farscape from the beginning.
Just across the river from the real housewives from New York
The Israeli drama which served as the inspiration for the American “Homeland”, returns to Sky Arts for its second series
Only six episodes this time, for the final series
Ricky Gervais’ comedy set in an old folks home returns for a 2nd series.
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.
Meet Meg (Jo Joyner, EastEnders) and Matt (Chris Addison, The Thick of It), a just-about-functioning couple created by leading man Addison and awardwinning writer Simon Blackwell (Veep). Following an ‘indiscretion’ with her boss Ian (Charles Edwards, Downton Abbey), Meg and Matt are trying to put the past behind them, but it’s not easy in a small Lake District town where there’s no such thing as secrets, especially when all your friends suffer from foot-in-mouth syndrome. Starts with a double bill.
Acclaimed German drama miniseries that shows the impact of the Second World War on ordinary people comes to BBC Two in 2014
After a disappointing performance on Channel 5, it was dropped after 6 episodes. These episodes are being repeated on 5* and the series will continue there after that.
DCI Vera and her sharp wit are back to solve North East England’s worst crimes
Back with guest spots from Buzz Aldrin and Homer himself, Dan Castellaneta.
New detective series set on the Welsh coast. Technically this is the third run as it has been shown in Wales both in Welsh and in English already, but it is included here as it’s the first broadcast in the other three parts of the country.
Season 2 and final season of this Jennifer Love Hewitt show.
John Simm is a policeman who becomes wanted for a crime
The scoff drama returns to BBC Three before the channel itself is cloned online.
Set in Victorian London, this British-American series sees classic fictional horror characters causing havoc. Will air on Sky Atlantic for British satellite viewers
Gabriel Byrne is a pathologist in the city of Dublin in this BBC drama set in the 1950s
Nick Frost in a bittersweet romantic comedy created by Robert B Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm).
An American sitcom about relationships and friendships
3 episode zombie drama set in northern England, returns for a second series in 2014
The re-return of Liz Lemon and gang… Season was held back due to Tina Fey’s pregnancy, and then put randomly on hold by Comedy Central.
Television adaptation of the Thomas Harris novels, focussing on the relationship between Agent Graham and Dr Lecter.
Historical drama from US channel History, first UK run courtesy of Amazon Instant, then airing on the History Channel UK.
Futuristic police show from the Fringe people - J.H. Wyman/JJ Abrams – about humans and androids working together. Stars Karl Urban and Michael Ealy.
The opening double episode will be simulcast with the US, that’s 6thMay at 1am. That will be repeated on Wednesday at 9pm, which will then be the regular slot.
Fourth season comes to us a few days after the US
The FBI enlists the help of a specialist neuroscientist to help solve cases. As you do. Returns from episode 11 after the American break.
Third series of the quirky comedy programme due back in 2014.
Desperate Housewives spinoff due to begin in 2014
Join Dara and guests for more fun at the expense of current affairs.
Comedy about a successful doctor with an iffy personal life.
Who’s that (new) girl? It’s that Zooey Deschanel (you know, the one who’s sister is in Bones!)
Michael Shanks (husband of Continuum’s Lexa Doig) stars in this Canadian hospital drama where a doctor becomes a patient.
Brilliant Netflix Original drama about a socialite who ends up incarcerated in a women’s prison.
Arron Sorkin’s brilliant show about life in a US newsroom should be back late Summer in the UK for a 3rd and final season.
New werewolf show starring Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V) as Elena Michaels, the only female werewolf in existence. Canadian show, which airs on Space in Canada and SyFy in the US, and it looks like it’s coming to SyFy UK soon.
Based on the Stephen King novel where a small town suddenly finds itself cut of from the rest of the world by an impassable barrier (the eponymous dome). It returns in America in the summer, and will be back on Channel 5 in August.
Atlantis will return for a 2nd series, although we’re expecting it to air slightly earlier (Spring or Summer, depending how fast they can turn it around), as Doctor Who should be returning around Sept to the Saturday night slot.
New American political thriller recently bought by Channel 4 in the UK.
Liev Schreiber returns as a man who can solve all the difficult problems of Hollywood’s rich and famous. Aired in the summer last year, so i’d expect it back around July again.
channel 5 has the UK rights as long as the programme is still produced. A third season was recently confirmed as airing in the Summer.
We return to the Griffins in the summer.
Based on the two historical novels set in Tudor times.
Maggie Gyllenhall stars in this spy drama about a woman who is caught up in the politics of the Middle East
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.
Justified is without a UK broadcaster having been dropped by 5. There isn’t a release date for the R2 DVD yet but last year it came out in August.
The CSIs are usually back early in the new year, but as you’re aware C5 are having a bit of a clear out at the moment. Fear not, it’ll still be on 5, but it’s booted to the Summer.
Back to the table with the Goodmans.
Described as ‘Entourage for Geeks’
Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns as VP Selina Meyer.
has been renewed for a third series, albeit without Alan Tudyk and Rex Lee in the main cast
The first full series featuring the 12th Doctor - Peter Capaldi. Director of the first 2 episodes Ben Wheatley seems to be saying it’ll be broadcast in July, not Autumn as previously thought… I stress, #rumour #unconfirmed!
With familiar faces having graduated, the show shifts so we follow the graduates and the school’s new recruits! Now renewed up to season 6 and final season to air in 2014/15. Returns to Sky 1 from episode 9.
Back to combat aliens in July.
Sky Atlantic brings satellite viewers the Cinemax drama about a former convict who assumes the identity of the sheriff in a small Amish town.
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.
True Blood is back for one 7th and final season, within a short time of the US, and earlier than last year.
Starring Famke Jannsen, this murder mystery series is another Netflix production. As ever with Netflix, the whole series will be available on the premiere date, with no specific time.
Prisoner Cell Block H remake, starts in Australia in May 2013 and in Britain later in the year, courtesy of Channel 5.
Rising like a phoenix from the flames of BBC cancellation, Ripper Street will return, premiering on Amazon Prime Instant Video (aka Lovefilm), then air on the BBC1 afterwards.
New sitcom set in ancient Rome.
Gang warfare in Birmingham, 1919-style.
Documentary-style police show starring Being Human’s Damian Molony.
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.
Stuff will get blown up once more.
The excellent Dave Gorman returns for not one but 2 more seasons (in 2014 and 2015) on Dave… appropriately…
Spinoff from The Closer, and performing well enough in the US to be given a second and third season
Usually returns around June after it finishes its Canadian run, so i’d expect it to do the same this year.
Haven should return to SyFy in Autumn with season 5.
Season 5 was brought forward after previous summer airings, but with the current import massacre going on a Channel 5, it’s looking more and more like SoA won’t be returning anytime soon, and they have confirmed they haven’t bought the rights for season 6… yet… Here’s Channel 5′s twitter if you’d like to bug them about it http://twitter.com/channel5_tv.
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!
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.
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.
ITV’s new detective series performed rather well, so they confirmed a second series, due early Spring
Third season of the Canadian sci-fi show does not have a UK broadcaster.
New conspiracy series starring Gillian Anderson as a powerful corporate boss whose daughter is kidnapped.
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…
A Detective Chief Inspector has to travel to a remote Arctic town when a British scientist is killed.
Similar to Marvel’s Agents of Shield in that it is set in the superhero world without the superheroes, this is essentially Batman without Batman.
However, it does feature a young Bruce Wayne and a number of the well-known Batman characters such as the Penguin, Catwoman and the Riddler.
The series centres upon commissioner Gordon, and is due to begin in the US during the 2014-15 season. Depending on when it actually starts, and when/if it is sold to the UK, we may see it before Christmas.
A comedy about three retired couples.
Due back in 2014 for the third season which begins in October in the US
Long running Inspector Morse spinoff returns
Steven van Zandt returns as the US mobster hiding out in small-town Norway
A Canadian detective series with a hint of Columbo (in that we the audience are told before the protagonists who the baddie is).
The BBC has broadcast series 1, 2 and 3. There is no broadcast date for 4 yet, but it has been available on DVD since January.
Due in 2014, this ninth series will be the last
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
New spy thriller from the BBC
Rising from the flames one last time! The killing proves surprisingly hard to kill as Netflix commissions a 4th and final season.
Satellite viewers return to Louisiana for the last time
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
Marky Mark takes a break from playing with big robots to help his brother and mum with their burger business.
Monk’s Tony Shalhoub stars in this sitcom about divorce
Loosely based on the novel of the same name, this new series follows a mother (Julia Ormond) and her daughters who are witches.
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!
Follows the plot of the film to begin with – Time travel, deadly virus etc.
Rainn Wilson stars as the latest self-destructive detective, working on nasty crimes in Oregon
Another of Amazon’s pilots recently ordered to series, Bosch follows the eponymous detective from Michael Connolly’s books.
Police orientated Chicago Fire spinoff. Premieres in the US on January 8, 2014. No news on a UK pickup yet.
Starring Hugh Laurie and written by Neil Cross (Spooks, Luther) this ten episode series about the pirate Blackbeard is due in America on NBC.
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.
Series set 25 years after a war between angels and man has changed the world
The Wizard of Oz: The Series
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
Broadchurch USA, with original British star David Tennant
In the 1980s, when British computing pioneers such as Sir Clive Sinclair and Sir Tim Berners-Lee were showing us the future, clever folks in Texas were doing similar things
Off air since 2010, creator Tim Kring is bringing back the people with special powers for a “limited series” in 2015.
Fantasy drama set in ancient Egypt. Unconfirmed whether The Bangles will be providing the main theme
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
The Bean Identity. Sean Bean stars as a spy who is given reason to doubt who he is. From the creator of Homeland.
Following the acclaimed second series starring Keeley Hawes, creator Jed Mercurio brings us back to the bleak world of AC-12.
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.
In a somewhat surprising move… Channel 5 have dropped Once Upon A Time. Can only assuming the price verses the audience figures it was getting was too high this time around…
Spinoff from Once Upon A Time, obviously.
Time-travel historical romantic drama from the makers of Spartacus. Due to be shown in the US in Autumn 2014, with international sales to be announced.
Dropped by Sky after 2 seasons, and now dropped by FOX in the US after 4 seasons. On the plus side, that might mean the seasons missing in the UK may show up on a UK channel or Netflix sooner now.
More Real Housewives, somewhere sunny.
I want a show called Fake Housewives In Wonderland…
Sultry new legal show set in Charleston, South Carolina, where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a Southern City Attorney struggle to hide their intense attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal…
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.
Eastender Grant Mitchell has reinvented himself as an extremely popular investigative journalist and his series, which visits some of the world’s roughest spots, will return a third time.
During WWII, British experts trained Norwegians to sabotage the Nazi nuclear programme
Following a successful pilot on Amazon Instant, the return to television of the X-files’ Chris Carter sees a group of strangers caught up in an unexplained panicky situation.
Comedy about three different men trying to prevent a third World War
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.
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.
Nothing to do with last night’s kebab, this drama follows a small community after 100 people disappear
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.
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.
A virus rips through New York. It’s a vampire virus
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.
A woman escapes from a cult and tries to lead a normal life
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…
An ordinary American family is caught up in Middle Eastern affairs
The first series aired on Living, while the second and third were on alibi.
Another programme about zombies
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