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. :)
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.
A little known cartoon…. Still going strong.
Two people having an affair are on opposite sides of a murder trial.
Gabriel Byrne is a pathologist in the city of Dublin in this BBC drama set in the 1950s
The FBI enlists the help of a specialist neuroscientist to help solve cases. As you do. Returns from episode 11 after the American break.
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.
Ricky Gervais’ comedy set in an old folks home returns for a 2nd series.
Back to the table with the Goodmans.
Back with guest spots from Buzz Aldrin and Homer himself, Dan Castellaneta.
New detective series set on the Welsh coast.
With flavours of 2006′s Jericho, this new series from the brilliant Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and the equally brilliant J.J. Abrams sees a future where all technology on the planet has been rendered useless by an unknown plot device.
Vampire Diaries spinoff has been picked up by its American channel and will air on Syfy in Britain. First season will continue from episode 10.
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.
Another remake, this time of the Australian drama, and starring Greg Kinnear as the defence lawyer
Just across the river from the real housewives from New York
Two part murder mystery set in… well… guess where, starring Douglas Henshall (Primeval).
The firefighters and medics of Engine 51 are back in the UK courtesy of Sky Living…
The London based spinoff of the prolific franchise returns for a sixth time
Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk till Dawn movie gets a tv overhaul for his own ‘El Rey Network’ in the US, but is airing on Netflix internationally.
Joss Whedon returns to TV with a show based around Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. organisation. Returns Jan in the US, but due to the wacky way the US schedule things, Channel 4 have decided to hold it till March to take out all the US scheduling breaks – I know this will annoy some people, but as we’ve said many times, the UK broadcasters get complaints either way, so deciding to air it without breaks is a valid choice. UK fans are advised to stay clear of any US-pace information until its return here.
Cold war spy espionage drama set in the 1980s.
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.
Elijah Wood returns as Ryan, and his best friend… His neighbour’s weed smoking, beer drinking, and generally manipulative dog Wilfred (Jason Gann).
A remake of the 60s classic starting Raymond Burr, following his iconic role as Perry Mason, in the iconic role of the titular wheelchair-bound detective. The Event’s Blair Underwood takes charge this time round.
Men with beards hunt ducks… (not entirely sure why this is on the History Channel!)
This four part comedy starring Hugh Bonneville is the follow up to Twenty-Twelve
Bill Nighy reprises his role as the spy in part two of David Hare’s Warricker trilogy.
Italian detective series set in Bologna during the Mussolini years.
Norwegian conspiracy thriller
Hard-nosed wise-cracking Detective Rizzoli teams up once again with the brilliant social misfit Dr Isles. Returns from episode 13.
An escaped convict has to protect a young girl with special powers from nasty folks.
Jim Caviezel and his handy billionaire return from episode 10 onwards, in the week starting 22nd March, but as the air date has switched days so much over the years, we’re not entirely sure when yet!
Television adaptation of the Thomas Harris novels, focussing on the relationship between Agent Graham and Dr Lecter.
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.
The adventures of young Inspector Morse return to our screens
Paul and Ian are back with ten more episodes of the popular comedy panel show.
Third series of the quirky comedy programme due back in 2014. Stephen Mangan says it’ll be April, and it’s renewed for a 4th season!
Loosely based on the novel of the same name, this new series follows a mother (Julia Ormond) and her daughters who are witches.
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
Sky Atlantic brings satellite viewers the Cinemax drama about a former convict who assumes the identity of the sheriff in a small Amish town. Back in April.
The Israeli drama which served as the inspiration for the American “Homeland”, returns to Sky Arts for its second series
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.
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
‘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
After a stunning season 3, Game Of Thrones season 4 has been confirmed, and will return to our screens in April 2014, just 1 day after the US air date!
Seventh and final series of the spy action series set in Miami.
Marky Mark takes a break from playing with big robots to help his brother and mum with their burger business.
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.
The strangest study group return to the meta world of Greendale Community College.
Seventh and final visit to Madison Avenue, this final season will be split in two.
The Pawn Stars return to cast their eyes over more valuables with season 11.
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.
Season 2 and final season of this Jennifer Love Hewitt show.
Desperate Housewives spinoff due to begin in 2014
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 5th May in the US, and on Sky 1 soon after.
Set in Victorian London, this British-American series sees classic fictional horror characters causing havoc. Will air on Sky Atlantic for British satellite viewers
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.
Comedy about a successful doctor with an iffy personal life.
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.
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.
Downtown Abbey’s late Lady Sybil stars in this BBC drama set during the Regency. Based on the novel of the same name.
Maggie Gyllenhall stars in this spy drama about a woman who is caught up in the politics of the Middle East
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gang warfare in Birmingham, 1919-style.
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
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!
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.
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.
Acclaimed German drama miniseries that shows the impact of the Second World War on ordinary people comes to BBC Two in 2013
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
A new series from Syfy and the man behind Battlestar Galactica. Humanity battles for its survival following a possible disease outbreak in the Arctic.
3 episode zombie drama set in northern England, returns for a second series in 2014
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).
Who’s that (new) girl? It’s that Zooey Deschanel (you know, the one who’s sister is in Bones!)
Due in 2014, this ninth series will be the last
New sitcom set in ancient Rome.
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 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. Having spoken to the people at 5, i’m putting them back as the UK broadcaster for now, but the official line from them at the moment is ‘it’s too early to say’ if they’ll be airing season 6. However, here’s Channel 5′s twitter if you’d like to bug them about it http://twitter.com/channel5_tv.
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.
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.
The well-rated French zombie drama returns to 4 later in 2014
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
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
Monk’s Tony Shalhoub stars in this sitcom about divorce
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!
Shortened final season for the US comedy. Premieres 4th Oct in 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.
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, so it would fit nicely on SyFy UK or Watch. No confirmed UK broadcaster yet though.
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.
Police orientated Chicago Fire spinoff. Premieres in the US on January 8, 2014. No news on a UK pickup yet.
Usually airs around Spring but Living has yet to confirm it will run Season 4.
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.
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.
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
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.
Justified is without a UK broadcaster having been dropped by 5.
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.
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 5* and no sign of a pick up yet.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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