UK Air Dates for US & UK Shows in 2016/2017
UK Air Dates for US & Cult Shows in 2016
Lots and lots of UK premiere dates (and returning shows) for the first half of the year and beyond! As always, if there’s any TV Show you’d like to see a UK tv premiere date for, just leave it in the comments, and we’ll do our 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.
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Max and Caroline have been back in November and January in the past
Police orientated Chicago Fire spinoff. Usually airs in the Spring in the UK.
William H Macy stars in another American remake.
Robot Wars returns to BBC2 with all new updated bots battling it out to be Robot Wars Champion! Starts filming in March, and on screen ‘soon after’ according to ginormous headed host Dara Ó Briain. We’ve put it in Spring for now, but could be Summer depending on your definition of ‘soon’!
The Musketeers plus Marc Warren, return for a third and final series.
From the creator of Shamless, this comedy drama follows a police station in a rough part of Manchester.
Romantic drama starring Andie McDowell as a small town judge. Filmed in Vancouver and set just down the road.
New series from the creators of Veronica Mars. Airs on CW in the US this Autumn.
A brother and a sister raise a teenager, while helping each other out with dating
Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns as Selina Meyer in Armando Iannucci’s fantastic comedy.
Two girls in their twenties medicate their way through life in New York
Set in Victorian London, this British-American series sees classic fictional horror characters causing havoc. Renewed for a 10 episode 2nd season which with air in May, just 2 days after the US (was April, but moved due to production delays). Click here to listen to our interview with Victor Frankenstein himself, Harry Treadaway.
The show has already been picked up for a total of 100 episodes, and the plan is to basically run solidly for the next 2 years – only breaking for holidays, sports events, and the other usual things that make the US schedule so erratic. They said it’ll work out about 45 episodes a year from Jan 2013 but the show ended on its 100th episode.
Final run from episodes 83-100
Gerard Depardieu stars as the mayor of Marseille in this political drama from France
Some students in New York discover that magic is real.
Jane Fonda stars in this comedy about two women whose husbands fall in love with each other. Also starring Martin Sheen
The BBC has broadcast series 1, 2 and 3, with seasons 4-7 coming to Dave.
A six-part sitcom about the life of William Shakespeare from Ben Elton starring David Mitchell. It’s 1592 and Will Shakespeare is just at the beginning of his extraordinary career. The series will focus on both Will’s family and professional life and include the surprising stories of where many of his ideas came from. Also featured are his wife Anne and his extended family, his servant Bottom, his friends Kate and Marlowe, his theatrical troupe, and his rival Robert Greene.
Canadian horror anthology
Gritty Italian mafia drama comes to the satellite channel.
Machiavellian politics & finance drama starring Damian Lewis as a brilliant but cut-throat hedge fund boss, and Paul Giamatti as a U.S. Attorney. It’s also going to land on Sky Boxsets on the 12th May, so you can binge watch your way through the whole lot!
Was called The Frankenstein Code, then Lookinglass, and finally Second Chance… Stars Robert Kazinsky as a corrupt policeman is brought back from the dead, as you do, with nods towards Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein. Given it’s woeful ratings, it’s highly unlikely to get a 2nd season…
Described as ‘Entourage for Geeks’, and is the best half hour comedy on tv right now.
Sharlto Copley and Michelle Forbes star in this new show about a special police division that investigates super-power cases. 10th March in US, later in Europe. Commissioned by, and first airing on the Playstation Network, it’s now coming to regular (but not cable) TV on Spike.
The first series aired on Living, while the second and third were on alibi. The 4th and 5th and 6th are available on iTunes, with up to season 5 on Netflix. Universal will be running the series from the start.
Spanish prison thriller with hints of dark humour.
AMC tackles the American nuclear project known as the Manhattan Project in this new drama
Cold war spy espionage drama set in the 1980s. First two seasons aired on ITV, with seasons three and four on ITV Encore
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 most recently on Syfy in the UK from the beginning
Drama about a former convict who assumes the identity of the sheriff in a small Amish town. Final season is wholly available on Sky on Demand, as well as being broadcast on Sky Atlantic.
The BBC will launch a new motoring entertainment programme in 2016 with Chris Evans. It’ll be the third programme with the name Top Gear.
The Royle Family’s Sue Johnston and Craig Cash star in this brand new British comedy set in the run-down clubhouse of fictional non-league football team Redbridge Rovers.
Historical drama from US channel History, first UK run courtesy of Amazon Instant, then airing on the History Channel UK.
Drama from the stable of Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy,How to Get Away with Murder), about a fraud investigator who is poised to be the victim of a fraud by her fiancé.
New mini-series coming to Sky Arts from the pen of award-winning novelist Neil Gaiman.
New drama from the makers of Damages, starring Kyle Chandler and Linda Cardellini
Tv adaptation of the Scream movie series. Airs on MTV in the US and Netflix in the UK.
Join Dara and guests for more fun at the expense of current affairs.
Who’s that (new) girl? It’s that Zooey Deschanel (you know, the one whose sister is in Bones!)
Rapper 50 Cent (about 30p) exec produces (and occasionally pops up on screen) in this series about a drug lord who runs a nightclub starring Omari Hardwick. Besides iTunes/Amazon/Blinkbox and other pay-per-view streaming services, the first 2 seasons land on Netflix UK on 1st April 2016.
Liev Schreiber returns as a man who can solve all the difficult problems of Hollywood’s rich and famous.
American musical drama starring Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, Spin City) and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes). Season 4 moves from More4 to Sky Living.
A Canadian detective series with a hint of Columbo (in that we the audience are told before the protagonists who the baddie is).
The firefighters and medics of Engine 51 are back in the UK courtesy of Sky Living… Previously it aired in Oct, and then June. Begins from the start on 5USA from 2nd March
Dutch drama about a widow who has to run her late husband’s criminal empire
Based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and artist Paul Azaceta, follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.
Two FBI agents go missing in this mystery from M Night Shyamalan. Season 1 began on the same day as the US (so actually before them due to the time difference) – with season 2 coming to us a couple of weeks after them.
Brilliant Netflix Original drama about a socialite who ends up incarcerated in a women’s prison.
A Dutch series about a young couple, having recently lost a baby, realising their nice neighbours may not be entirely as they seem
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.
Animals become smarter and start making a series of planned attacks on humans in this new series from James Patterson.
A Belgian series about five sisters who are very close, who decide to bump off the nasty husband of one of them, and who then have to deal with the consequences.
A crew wakes up aboard a spaceship and has to work out why they are there.
From Netflix comes this new series about a young Marco Polo in the Mongol court.
A young boy disappears in 1980s Indiana
Desperate Housewives spinoff
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.
Comedy about a successful doctor with an iffy personal life. Cancelled by its US network but saved by Hulu and given a fourth season
Official word from ITV is that the second half of The Vampire Diaries Season 7 will be airing late Spring / summer 2016 so possibly the end of May
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, again, it got a renewal for a 4th season (the last though)… clearly someone in BatB’s production team has dirt on The CW… 😉
Western set after the United States Civil War show returns.
Cancelled by CBS, then almost resurrected by TNT and Lifetime but ultimately renewed by CBS and subsequently cancelled again, then resurrected AGAIN for a fourth season on A&E who’ve now cancelled it again! It’s somewhat the Rasputin of tv shows… Assuming Sky do pick up season 4, it probably won’t air till the Summer.
New comedy television starring Don Cheadle & Kristen Bell based on the book ‘House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time.’
American remake of Belgium’s Cordon from Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals), set in Atlanta because besides Coke, the CDC is based there.
J Lo stars as an NYPD Detective forced to work with the FBI’s anti-corruption task force after they catch her in a sting.
Prisoner Cell Block H remake is back for a 4th season
Fame for Generation Y. A musical drama set in New York.
He’s the greatest. He’s fantastic. Wherever there is danger he’ll be there.
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.
Yonderland follows 33-year old Mum Debbie Maddox (Howe-Douglas) who unexpectedly finds herself in an extraordinary world inhabited by a collection of eccentric (and usually idiotic) characters, some of whom happen to be puppets, with only an Elf by her side. Click here to listen to our interview with the cast!
American horror-comedy from Glee and American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy.
Starring Claire Danes, the American remake of Israeli “Prisoners of War”. Usually returns to the US in early October, and shortly thereafter in the UK.
The worst of American criminals continue to be dramatically showcased. Could return in Oct, or may be Jan. We’ll have to wait and see!
The US cable ratings monster returns for a 7th season in the Autumn, usually October. NON-SKY CUSTOMERS: We’ve confirmed with Channel 5 that neither Channel 5 or Spike will air season 6, so your best bet is to Buy it from Amazon Video, or wait a little longer for it to come onto Amazon Prime, if you have a Prime account.
Not Yet Scheduled TV Shows 2016
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.
Norwegian drama about a man who leaves Norway for Asia after been acquitted of the murder of his girlfriend, and returns 20 years later as a successful businessman to save the main employer in his small town from bankruptcy.
A Dutch drama about a man falsely accused of a hit and run
Charlie Brooker’s futuristic satire has moved to Netflix…
Doctor Who spin-off set at Coal Hill School. Filming in Spring, and airing later in the year.
Five friends in their 50s, having buried their friend 13 years ago, return to our screens as we revisit the groundbreaking comedy from the turn of the century.
Sitcom by Steve Delaney and Graham Linehan about a ‘show business legend’ (or possibly a self important, elderly, out of work actor…)
William Fichtner Stars as the token American in this European crime series set in a fictional police unit in The Hague. The team includes British, French, German, Italian and Dutch police as well as Donald Sutherland as a Dutch judge.
A crime reporter gets divorced then returns to her hometown of Aarhus in Denmark
Crime thriller set in Paris
English language intrigue miniseries from France set in Africa, the Middle East and Europe
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, and (for none Netflix people) coming to Spike in Jan 2016.
Scifi drama from Kudos about a world where humans and robots are identical. It is based on the Swedish series Akta manniskor (Real Humans)
New sitcom starring the towering Greg Davies returns, without Rik Mayall sadly.
Anna Faris stars in this sitcom about a dysfunctional mum and daughter.
No no. No no no no. No no no no. No no there’s no limit.
A spy drama from Framce.
Jesse Custer is a preacher from a small Texas town who just happens to be possessed with Genesis, a half angel, half demon entity. Stars Dominic Cooper (aka Howard Stark & Ian Fleming), and produced by Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen.
The boys from the Dwarf are due back in 2016 with a twelfth series in 2017.
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. Renewed for season 2 (which should arrive around June if it follows the release pattern of season 1).
Remake of the 2005 BBC Two series, this version stars Kim Cattrall as Davina as a woman going through a mid-life crisis.
Show about a con-man (Giovanni Ribisi) who steals the identity of his ex-cellmate as a way to avoid the wrath of a furious mob boss (Bryan Cranston).
Set in the premise that Germany won the Battle of Britain, this adaptation of the Deighton novel follows an American journalist involved in a murder
New show from Murphy’s Law/The Runaway scribe Alan Cubitt starring Gillian Anderson as a detective in the Northern Ireland Police, and Jamie Dornan (Once Upon a Time’s Sheriff/Huntsman) as the serial killer she’s trying to catch!
Colin Morgan (Merlin, Humans) and Charlotte Spencer (Line of Duty, Glue) star in a new supernatural BBC One drama from Ashley Pharoah (Life On Mars, Ashes To Ashes, Moonfleet) about a brilliant young couple inherit the farm and are determined to start a new life together. But their presence in this isolated corner of England starts to unleash strange, unsettling and dangerous supernatural phenomena that will start to threaten their marriage.
Based on the Philip K Dick novel, this series presents a bleak alternate timeline where the Nazis won the War (as opposed to the bleakness of rampant nationalism and religious extremism). Set, of course, in America, the former USA has been split (much as Germany was in reality) between the Japanese, the Nazis, with a neutral zone in between. It’s produced by Amazon with Ridley Scott and after a successful pilot, a full series has been ordered.
Polish drama about border guards on the Poland-Ukraine border
A three part series about the rise and fall of a Dutch banker
Familiar face Lars Mikkelsen leads a multinational cast in this Danish multi-language cross-border Euro police drama.
We return to the dictatorship from Aberdeen (joke clarification: you know, really the fictional place is called Abbudin, which sounds a little similar, so it’s basically a play on words) for a third series.
Anthony Hopkins stars in this Jonathan Nolan remake of the Yul Brynner film.
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!
A spinoff of sorts from the original series starring Kiefer Sutherland. This time round, a younger actor, Corey something stars as a Ranger (that’s US Army, not Park) returning home and being faced with a terrorist plot (and a ticking clock).
Adaptation of the Richard Morgan scifi novel developed and produced by Logoeta Kalogridis, the writer of Shutter Island, Terminator Genisys. Show is about a future where your mind can be uploaded into a new body, which is what happens to ex-military criminal Takeshi Kovacs, who must solve a murder in a world where technology has made death practically impossible, in order to gain his freedom.
Anthology crime drama following the same idea as American Horror Story with some of the same cast appearing in each season, but in new roles.
Norse Gods are living in America and not an almighty Johnson in sight. Based on the Neil Gaiman novel, but probably not going to land till Jan 2017 in the US on Starz, so sometime after that over here!
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.
Runs June/July in the US, and in UK broadcast limbo after being dropped by Really… Cancelled after 5 seasons.
The theme of stalking is turned into a comedy, a musical comedy at that, with a girl setting her sights on a former school boyfriend.
Starring Hugh Laurie and written by Neil Cross (Spooks, Luther) this ten episode series about the pirate Blackbeard is due in America on NBC.
Following in the footsteps of Hannibal, Bates Motel and countless others, here’s another TV version of a film series, this time about the young antichrist.
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.
Mark Williams stars as the crime solving priest.
A family of Taiwanese origin moves from Washington to Florida.
Fantasy/Fairy tale themed musical comedy from Dan Fogelman with songs from Alan Menken & Glenn Slater.
A drama looking at LA gangs from both sides
Agents from different branches of US law enforcement all live together in a California beach house. (Big Brother: Cops?)
The picturesque but drug-ridden towns of Calderdale return for a third series, once again starring Sarah Lancashire. It won’t be soon though, most likely in 2018
Due back in 2014 for the third season which begins in October in the US
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
Tim Allen sitcom. Seems to have been dropped by Sky, and not airing anywhere else at the moment.
Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid are in their seventies and rediscovering love in this romantic comedy
Brit Michael Sheen stars in this drama based on real research into sexual dysfunction in the latter half of the twentieth century.
Based on the Tom Cruise film, this new series follows a pre-cog who teams up with a detective to punish criminals before they commit crimes.
US Drama about a struggle for power and control set in the mysterious hills of modern-day Appalachia. Focuses on the Farrells family, who behave as though they are above the law and are prepared to use any means necessary to protect their off-the-grid way of life in rural Kentucky.
Jim Caviezel and his handy billionaire return for the short (13 episodes) final season.
New limited series bringing back many of the original characters. Due in the US in 2016.
Jennifer Beals stars as a cardiothoracic surgeon who is is paid by a terminally ill billionaire (Matthew Modine) it investigate what happens after death…
1960’s US police drama created by and starring Edward Burns.
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.
Comedy drama about a pathologist in Florida.
Remake of the Australian TV show of the same name about a man who discovers the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime suspect in his death. This version stars Juliette Lewis & Ryan Phillippe.
Denis Leary creates and stars in a comedy about the lead singer of 80s/90s rock band The Heathens, who’s trying to get back on top after 25yrs in the musical wilderness.
Drama staring Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston Tucker who works closely with the US President.
Scifi drama about a Caltech student who is ‘stitched’ into the memories of recently deceased people to help solve crimes…
During WWII, British experts trained Norwegians to sabotage the Nazi nuclear programme
An American take on British history, specifically the thirteenth century around the Welsh rebellion. Written by Sons of Anarchy’s Kurt Sutter the story centres on the eponymous axeman.
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…
Drama by US SyFy channel based on James S. A. Corey’s series of novels about a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System. Stars Thomas Jane aspolice detective Josephus Miller and his crew as they unravel a conspiracy that could threaten peace across the entire Sol system. Airs in Dec in the US.
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 supernatural show from teen-skewing CW. A group of strangers wake up with unexplained superpowers.
Stars Strike Back’s Philip Winchester as Alex Kane, a smartass security consultant, who meets Wesley Snipes who drawns him into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable.
Jon Bernthal as returns as Frank Castle, in his own series on Netflix.
New tv series based on the Shannara books by Terry Brooks from Into the Badlands & Smallville creators Alfred Gough & Miles Millar. Airs on MTV in the US and 5star here.
Children all over Washington DC appear to have adopted the same imaginary friend called ‘Drill’, who’s been persuading them to play dangerous games. The FBI calls in child specialist Claire Bennigan to try and figure out what’s going on.
Demark’s turn again for the remake honours – this time of the serial killer drama.
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
Elijah Wood returns as Ryan, and his best friend… His neighbour’s weed smoking, beer drinking, and generally manipulative dog Wilfred (Jason Gann).
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