UK Air Dates for US & UK Shows in 2014/2015
UK Air Dates for US & Cult Shows in 2014
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.
Shows in this colour are the latest updates! Shows in this colour are returning for part 2 of a season.
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Season 5 was added to Amazon’s library in December 2014
In a show that might appeal to fans of Warehouse 13, Rebecca Romijn stars as one of a group of people charged with investing mysterious goings-on. Based on the film trilogy.
Guy Pearce returns for the third TV movie in the Australian series
From Netflix comes this new series about a young Marco Polo in the Mongol court.
A period miniseries about all the goings on in a plain New England town
Produced by, and starring Stephen Fry, Kiefer Sutherland is an ordinary chap who ends up becoming a hitman
Adil Ray creates and stars in this British sitcom about a Pakistani family in Birmingham
Ricky Gervais’ comedy set in an old folks home returns for a final Christmas special
Back to the Valleys with Ruth Jones.
The identity mixup comedy returns for a second series
New sitcom starring the towering Greg Davies returns, without Rik Mayall sadly. A new series is due in 2015
After five series, the hugely popular show returns for its now-traditional Christmas outing
Miranda Hart’s sitcom returns for a second time
The popular 1950s medical drama returns to the BBC. The fourth series is due in 2015
following his first full series, Peter Capaldi returns for a Christmas special with Nick Frost as Santa Claus
90s favourite sitcom returns after 15 years, making the jump the BBC to itv. The three original stars are all returning.
Three middle aged men mucking about, and some cars. The Two-part Christmas special sees the trio making friends in Argentina. Series 22 resumes in the New Year.
Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid are in their seventies and rediscovering love in this romantic comedy
A show where a group of magicians compete each week to out do each other with there illusions. The loser has to perform a ‘killer’ trick – i.e. one that has killed or injured a magician in the past!
Early 2015 (i.e. first 3 months)
a complicated set of scripts lead to a couple having to postpone their proposal
The Chicago-based weight-loss sitcom returns
The firefighters and medics of Engine 51 are back in the UK courtesy of Sky Living… Previously it aired in Oct, but it’s looks like it’s moving for the 3rd season. My guess is it’ll shift to Early 2015, so I’ve moved it for now. Still TBC until we get some official word from Sky.
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, likely to to air in Early 2015.
Rising like a phoenix, Community returns, albeit on Yahoo Screen (nope, me neither, here’s a link). Watch the strangest study group return to the meta world of Greendale Community College.
Fifth outing for the sitcom previously paired with Modern Family on Sky1, and moving to Comedy Central for season 5.
Bomb disposal comedy set in Afghanistan
American musical drama starring Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, Spin City) and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes). Nothing official yet, but Nashville usually runs in Feb.
Our favourite crime-solving, crime-fighting crime writer should return to Alibi early 2015.
Broadchurch USA, with original British star David Tennant
Ding dong the serial killer is gone. With a completely new focus, the Mentalist 2.0 will return with the colour red washed out of its episode titles, and quite a surprising season 7 renewal!
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.
A fictionalised Royal Family drama, with Liz Hurley as the Queen.
Lost Girl returned for season 4 in January, so we guess Early 2015 for season 5, which will be its last.
US sitcom set in the 1980’s, based on a fictionalised version of the childhood of the writer, Adam F. Goldberg.
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 with filming taking place throughout summer and autumn 2014
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. Stars Jonathan Groff & Frankie J. Alvarez. Airing just days after the US.
Usually airs in Jan.
Kevin Bacon plays an FBI agent chasing the serial killing James Purefoy. More info here. Series 1 aired in January, same as the US
Jim Caviezel and his handy billionaire return for the third season
Jeremy Piven brings his “manic energy” from his portrayal of Entourage’s Ari Gold to this drama about the retail magnate Harry Selfridge.
Following the events of a previously tranquil Arctic town after a murder shocks the close-knit community and sets in motion a compelling hunt for the killer. Starring Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Richard Dormer & Christopher Eccleston.
Spanish period drama returns
CSI returns in 2015, back in its old Jan slot, and will be followed by the new Cyber
New scifi mini series staring Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer and Cougar Town’s Brian Van Holt set in an alternative timeline, about a group of 350 people who left earth in the 1960’s in an attempt to save the human race from the cold war aboard the USS Ascension.
new medical drama from Jed Mercurio
Seth McFarlane’s cartoon about the Smith family.
New conspiracy series starring Gillian Anderson as a powerful corporate boss whose daughter is kidnapped.
The Musketeers return for a second outing, minus new Doctor Capaldi.
More dastardly scheming in the Hamptons.
ITV’s new detective series performed rather well, so they confirmed a second series, due in January.
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.
After being dropped by Sky Living, E4 has bought the rights to season 9, and it will begin its run right after New Year 2015
More light hearted murder investigation in the Caribbean.
American political thriller. First two seasons aired on More4, with season 3 moving to Sky Living. Season 4 returns in Jan on Sky Living.
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 returned to AMC in the US Aug 2014, which should put it in Jan 2015 on TCM if they follow last year’s schedule.
Spinoff from The Closer, and performing well. Returns from mid season break with episode 11
Comedy staring Lena Dunham following a group of friends in their 20s as they navigate life in New York City.
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.
Documentary-style police show starring Being Human’s Damian Molony.
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.
The clever lawyers are back on our television.
San Francisco detective series. I’m hoping for some Bullit-style car chases!
Santa Barbara’s finest consulting detective returns for the final outing
New sci-fi starring Halle Berry as an astronaut. Had its first run on Amazon Instant, and will get a second run on Syfy.
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.
The cop drama with fairy tales will return for a fourth series
After a delay due to some contract issues, season 3 of the Canadian sci-fi show is returning to Syfy UK in Jan 2015 finally! They’ve also announced that there will be a 4th and final season.
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 Feb 2014.
Spin off from the awesome Breaking Bad, starring Bob Odenkirk reprising his role as lawyer Saul Goodman. Airing on Netflix UK ‘shortly’ after the US!
Tea Leoni is the Foreign Secretary with a CIA background
Kevin Spacey’s tour de force as Francis J. Underwood continues, with more 2-faced backstabbing and political intrigue. Season 3 comes to Netflix in Feb 2015.
New American series based on the book by Brit Nick Hornby, and previously made into a Hugh Grant film.
Historical drama from US channel History, first UK run courtesy of Amazon Instant, then airing on the History Channel UK.
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. Back on TCM, it should air March 2015 in the UK.
A woman escapes from a cult and tries to lead a normal life
Not Yet Scheduled TV Shows 2014
These are shows which we've been told have a UK channel, but there is not enough info out there to predict an air date.
Max and Caroline are usually back around Nov, but tbc at the moment.
Explores the ever-growing fears of a populace that believes that a major catastrophe may end modern life… Well that sounds cheery…
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.
Not Yet Scheduled TV Shows 2015
These are shows which we've been told have a UK channel, but there is not enough info out there to predict an air date.
More espionage fun with everybody’s favourite animated spy.
Ben, Tom and Matthew are young adults who do a bad job of acting responsibly. They are effectively men behaving badly.
Sky Atlantic brings satellite viewers the Cinemax drama about a former convict who assumes the identity of the sheriff in a small Amish town. Available On Demand from 24th June.
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). Incredibly, and against all odds, it’s been renewed for a 3rd season!
Another American police show. This time however, it is a comedy making fun of all the other American police shows.
Police orientated Chicago Fire spinoff.
‘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
Desperate Housewives spinoff
Real-life best friends Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom) and Dolly Wells (Spy) write and star in a semi-improvised original comedy. Exploring what happens when a Hollywood actress hires her childhood friend to be her personal assistant… Renewed for a 2nd season.
We return to the Griffins in the summer.
Inspired by the Coen brothers 1996 film of the same name, and returning for a 2nd season.
Student sitcom from the writers of Peep Show returns
Haven season 5 was split into 2 parts, with part 1 airing Sept 20014, and part 2 sometime in 2015.
The US sitcom about four women in Ohio.
Scifi drama from Kudos about a world where humans and robots are identical. It is based on the Swedish series Akta manniskor (Real Humans), and begins filming later in 2014.
Martin Shaw returns to investigate crime in the North East of England
Available in one go on the streaming service. Season 10 air in the US in Jan 2015, so should be on Netflix after that.
Tim Allen sitcom.
Idris Elba’s unhinged and unconventional detective begins filiming a fourth series in 2015
Seventh and final visit to Madison Avenue, this final season will be split in two.
NCIS in New Orleans, starring Quantum Leap and Enterprise’s Scott Bakula, American Gothic’s Lucas Black, C. C. H. Pounder from Warehouse 13, and Zoe McLellan (Dirty Sexy Money).
Who’s that (new) girl? It’s that Zooey Deschanel (you know, the one who’s sister is in Bones!)
Time-travel historical romantic drama from the makers of Spartacus. Shown in Aug in the US, with international sales beginning to be announced, largely for 2015 broadcast. Distributor Sony has confirmed that it will also be aired in the UK in 2015, with a channel (or platform) announced soon.
Due in 2015, this ninth series will be the last
Each week viewers will follow four different teams, each one in a different pub across the country, as they battle it out against each other, answering identical quiz questions, in the contest to be crowned that week’s pub quiz champion.
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…
What if your deceased loved ones suddenly turned up on your doorstep as though nothing had happened? Stars House’s Omar Epps.
Stargate’s Michael Shanks (husband of Continuum’s Lexa Doig) , and Smallville’s Erica Durance star in this Canadian hospital drama where a doctor becomes a patient.
New sci-fi show from The Wachowskis (Matrix, V for Vendetta) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) about 8 people around the globe who find themselves telepathically connected.
Samantha Morton stars in this Anglo-French heist series.
Comedy about a successful doctor with an iffy personal life.
Karl Pilkington sets out to discover the answers to some of the hard questions in life.
The well-rated French zombie drama returns to 4 in 2015
Satellite viewers return to Louisiana for the last time
Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughan take the reigns from McConaughey and Harrelson in the second season of the acclaimed drama. Due in the US in summer, and possibly a few weeks later here.
Based on the two historical novels set in Tudor times.
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… Airs in the US in Jan 2015
Hayley Atwell will reprise her role from Captain America as Peggy Carter in the new series, Agent Carter.
Rainn Wilson stars as the latest self-destructive detective, working on nasty crimes in Oregon
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
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 and 3rd season
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 and finally seemed to have settled on Oct 2014… Then it vanished again, so it’s back to being unknown…
Another of Amazon’s pilots recently ordered to series, Bosch follows the eponymous detective from Michael Connolly’s books.
Runs June/July in the US, and in UK broadcast limbo after being dropped by Really, however there is a glimmer of hope Watch may pick it up once Really have finished their repeats of seasons 1-4, so watch this space!
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.
The adventures of young Inspector Morse return to our screens
A drama looking at LA gangs from both sides
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.
The picturesque but drug-ridden towns of Calderdale return for a second series on the BBC.
Due back in 2014 for the third season which begins in October in the US
Off air since 2010, creator Tim Kring is bringing back the people with special powers for a “limited series” in 2015.
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
Zombie drama set in northern England.
New series from the creators of Veronica Mars. Airs on CW in the US this Autumn.
Following the acclaimed second series starring Keeley Hawes, creator Jed Mercurio brings us back to the bleak world of AC-12.
One of five new live-action Marvel shows on Netflix. Daredevil will be first, then Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, with a 13 episode Defenders series at the end including all the characters.
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… Right now, your best bet is to watch via Netflix US using a DNS Switcher like Unlocator, as they have all 3 seasons on there. The Region 4 box set is available from mid-November 2014, from Australia.
A third series has been commissioned by BBC America. No news on UK broadcast yet
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.
I want a show called Fake Housewives In Wonderland…
I’m adding this in as people have asked about it, but it’s on renewed for a 3rd season in the US, and still doesn’t have a UK pickup, so don’t hold your breath…
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.
A special episode will slot in between the third and fourth series, with the latter filming in 2015, which suggests the special will air mid 2015 and the new series early 2016.
Drama staring Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston Tucker who works closely with the US President.
English-language French TV series based on the film series
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.
Lines will be crossed when tragedy forces two men, a mesmerizing ex-con and an embattled local cop, to face the secrets of their past. As these two men find themselves increasingly compromised by one another, the lives of both quickly unravel. Starring Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Stargate: Atlantis)
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…
Monk’s Tony Shalhoub stars in this sitcom about divorce
Another programme about zombies, this time from the people behind Eureka. Airs on SyFy in the US, but no word on whether it’ll air on SyFy UK, or get sold to a different channel.
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