UK Air Dates for US & UK Shows in 2017

Last updated: 21 January 2017
UK TV Air Dates for US Imports and Cult TV Shows

UK TV Air Dates for US Imports and Cult TV Shows

UK Air Dates for US & Cult Shows in 2017

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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Early 2017

No exact date/time - Early 2017

Spin off from the awesome Breaking Bad, starring Bob Odenkirk reprising his role as lawyer Saul Goodman. Airing on Netflix UK just hours after the US.

No exact date/time - Early 2017
 (TBC)

Jim Caviezel and his handy billionaire return for the short (13 episodes) final season. No official news from Channel 5 yet, but we’re assuming early(ish) 2017 based on previous air dates.

No exact date/time - Early 2017
 (TBC)

Renewed to season 10, the costly comedy returns shortly after the U.S.

No exact date/time - Early 2017
 (TBC)

Follows the plot of the film to begin with – Time travel, deadly virus etc…

No exact date/time - Early 2017
 (TBC)

Premiering on AMC Global in the UK, but seeing as only about 6 people have that channel, we’re tracking the Amazon Prime uk air date too. All 6 episodes of the show will drop at the same time.

Gotham, Season 3 - Channel 5
No exact date/time - Early 2017

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.

No exact date/time - Early 2017
 (TBC)

The Vampire Diaries returns for it’s final season, at midnight… (someone needs to explain to ITV that just because a show has vampires in it, you don’t need to put it in the middle of the night…) 😉 For those watching on NETFLIX – Season 7 lands, 1st December 2016 on the streaming service.

No exact date/time - Early 2017

Each week Micky Flanagan’s Detours will see Micky delve into the past and the present with episodes focusing on a variety of diverse subjects.

No exact date/time - Early 2017
 (TBC)

San Francisco detective series. I’m hoping for some Bullet-style car chases!

Sick Note, Season 1 - Sky Atlantic
No exact date/time - Early 2017

New comedy staring Rupert Grint, Nick Frost and Don Johnson about how desperate a person’s actions can become when a lie starts to spiral out of control.

January 2017

Uncle, Season 3 - BBC Three
01 January 2017

BBC’s brilliant comedy starring Nick Helm is back for a 3rd and final season. Click to hear our interview with the show’s creators.

01 January 2017 at 8:30 pm

Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle’s well known detective and Martin Freeman as his sidekick Watson.

01 January 2017 at 10:00 pm

Another season for the California spinoff.

01 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

The popular remake with the classic theme tune is back for a new season.

02 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

Forensic pathologists help police solve murders in Manchester

Beyond, Season 1 - Netflix
03 January 2017 at 8:00 am

Holden Matthews (Burkely Duffield) wakes from a 12-year coma and discovers new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy.

Rectify, Season 4 - AMC Global
03 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

Character drama about a former convicted rapist returning to his home town.

03 January 2017 at 8:00 am

TV Series based on The Mortal Instruments novels by Cassandra Clare starring The Maze Runner’s Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, a girl who discovers on her 19th birthday she comes from a line of humans born with angelic blood who protect humanity from demons known as Shadowhunters.

04 January 2017 at 10:00 pm

More fun to come with the Winchester boys, thanks to E4. The channel are currently planning to air season 12 in January 2017!

04 January 2017

From the creator of Shameless, this comedy drama follows a police station in a rough part of Manchester.

Bitten, Season 3 - Syfy UK
05 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

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

05 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

Another American police show. This time however, it is a comedy making fun of all the other American police shows.

05 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

Nicola Walker (Spooks) leads a strong cast in this cold-case murder mystery

05 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

More light hearted murder investigation in the Caribbean.

06 January 2017 at 10:00 pm

UK version of the US’s hugely popular Lip Sync Battle.

NCIS, Season 14 - FOX (UK)
06 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

Naval Criminal Investigative Service return as the veteran police procedural continues.

06 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

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.

Taboo, Season 1 - BBC One
07 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

Eight-episode drama set in 1814 starring Tom Hardy as a son thought long dead, who returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire. Executive produced by Hardy alongside Ridley Scott and Peaky Blinder’s Steven Knight. This will be one to watch!

07 January 2017 at 9:31 am

Set 16yrs after Vader loses his legs, and 5yrs before Luke whinges about not being able to pick up power converters at Tosche Station, Star Wars Rebels is a new CGI animated series from Lucasfilm about the formation of the Rebel Alliance.

08 January 2017 at 6:00 pm

A little known cartoon… Still going strong.

08 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

Western set after the United States Civil War show returns.

08 January 2017 at 8:00 pm

The adventures of young Inspector Morse return to our screens.

08 January 2017

Teen Wolf has FINALLY found a UK home on Netflix!

09 January 2017 at 9:30 pm

Joel McHale stars as Jack, a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication.

10 January 2017 at 8:00 pm

US sitcom set in the 1980’s, based on a fictionalised version of the childhood of the writer, Adam F. Goldberg.

Blue Bloods, Season 7 - Sky Atlantic
11 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

The greatest moustache in the world returns for another outing.

Sneaky Pete, Season 1 - Amazon Prime
13 January 2017 at 8:00 am

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).

The Whispers, Season 1 - Sky On Demand
13 January 2017

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.

Bull, Season 1 - FOX (UK)
13 January 2017 at 10:00 pm

Bull stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull in a drama inspired by the early career of ‘Dr. Phil’ McGraw.

Bob’s Burgers, Season 7 - Comedy Central
13 January 2017 at 10:00 pm

Animation about a family running a burger joint.

13 January 2017

Patrick Warburton stars as Lemony Snicket in Netflix’s adaptation of the Lemony Snicket novels, with Neil Patrick Harris playing Count Olaf.

Falling Water, Season 1 - Amazon Prime
15 January 2017

Supernatural drama where three strangers share the same dream.

Lucifer, Season 2b - Amazon Prime
17 January 2017

Tom Ellis stars in this DC adaptation as the Prince of Hell who moves to Los Angeles. Should return the day after the US on Amazon Prime.

18 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

Medical drama set in an overcrowded and understaffed ER in LA.

20 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

FBI cases consist of the weekly discovery of, well, bones, and only one person can help. Renewed in Feb 2016 for a 12 episode final season.

20 January 2017 at 8:00 am

Jason Momoa (Game Of Thrones, and DC’s new big screen Aquaman) stars in a adventure drama set around the late 18th century North American fur trade.

22 January 2017 at 8:00 pm

The popular historical medical drama returns to the BBC, with a Christmas Special on 25th Dec 2016, followed by series 6 early in the new year.

Homeland, Season 6 - Channel 4
22 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

Starring Claire Danes, the American remake of Israeli “Prisoners of War”. Returns to the US in January 2017, and shortly thereafter in the UK.

23 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

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. There’s some confusion over the season numbering in the UK compared to the US and Canada.

24 January 2017 at 8:00 pm

Following the success of the BBC’s “Back in Time for Dinner” which saw a family’s home transformed, with each week representing a decade in the past, they’ve be decided to go even further back in time, right back to the turn of the century.

Fortunately for presenter Giles Coren who never seems to have anything pleasant to say about things outside the M25, the house and family are in London.

Fortitude, Season 2 - Sky Atlantic
26 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

A return to the slightly odd Arctic town for a 2nd season. 

27 January 2017 at 8:00 am

Greg Berlanti’s rather darker take on Archie Comics.

27 January 2017 at 10:00 pm

Topical comedy show with Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe.

27 January 2017

Christina Ricci stars as Zelda before she meets her future husband, the writer F Scott Fitzgerald

29 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

Marvel Universe series continues. Now with added Ghost Rider! Looks like they are planning to wait till the new year so they can remove the mid-season break this time around.

29 January 2017 at 10:00 pm

The clever lawyers are back on our television for a 6th season.

30 January 2017

Pirate drama from Michael Bay. First run is on Amazon, with second run on History.

31 January 2017 at 9:00 pm

From the guys behind Arrow, Grant Gustin dons the speedster outfit to take on the role of Barry Allen aka The Flash. Season will return apparently in January.

31 January 2017 at 8:00 pm

From the team behind Flash/Arrow comes Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman, who was sent away from Krypton and taken in by by the Danvers family where she hides her identity as Kara Danvers.

February 2017

No exact date/time - February 2017

the second series didn’t seem to get the same plaudits as the first, but nevertheless a third series is going to be made.

Girls, Season 6 - Sky Atlantic
No exact date/time - February 2017
 (TBC)

Comedy staring Lena Dunham following a group of friends in their 20s as they navigate life in New York City. Coming to end after it’s 6th season in 2017.

Crashing, Season 1 - Sky Atlantic
No exact date/time - February 2017

Judd Apatow is back with a new comedy following a sweet but perpetually unlucky comedian as he crashes on the couches of some of New York’s top comics after his marriage falls apart.

No exact date/time - February 2017
 (TBC)

Tea Leoni is the Secretary of State with a CIA background.

No exact date/time - February 2017
 (TBC)

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

No exact date/time - February 2017

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)

No exact date/time - February 2017
 (TBC)

The Wizard of Oz: The Series. Picked up for 10 episodes by NBC.

48 Hours, Season 28 - CBS Reality
No exact date/time - February 2017

True crime documentary/news magazine series.

02 February 2017 at 9:00 pm

Stephen Amell returns as Green Arrow to try and not ‘fail this city’.

02 February 2017 at 8:00 pm

Arthur Darvill and Brandon Routh star in DC’s stab at creating a TV series not in support of their cinematic universe. A time traveller has to bring together forces of good and bad to fight some kind of a threat. In an interesting Prison Break reunification, Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller also star.

Scandal, Season 6 - Sky Living
02 February 2017 at 10:00 pm

American political thriller. First two seasons aired on More4, then moved to Sky Living from season 3.

03 February 2017 at 8:00 am

It may sound like a health show, but it’s actually a comedy-horror about realtor Sheila (Drew Barrymore) who becomes a zombie, and wants to eat everyone except her husband Joel (Timothy Olyphant)!

07 February 2017 at 10:00 pm

Pirate drama from Michael Bay. First run is on Amazon, with second run on History.

08 February 2017 at 9:00 pm

The excellent James Spader returns as Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington for a new season of Blacklisty goodness (or badness… yep, probably badness if Red is involved)… NOTE: Moved to Sky 1.

Legion, Season 1 - FOX (UK)
09 February 2017 at 9:00 pm

Based on the Marvel X-Men character, the show tells the story of a diagnosed schizophrenic who discovers that it’s possible the voices he hears and visions he sees may not all be in his head.

Reign, Season 4 - Netflix
11 February 2017 at 8:00 am

With the surname “Queen of Scots”, it was apparent young Mary was destined for greatness. Airs as a mid-season replacement in the US, so should return to Netflix in the UK, early 2017.

Chicago Med, Season 2b - Universal Channel
12 February 2017 at 9:00 pm

Spin off from Chicago Fire – this one set in a hospital… which isn’t on fire… I hope… That wouldn’t be good… Started in Nov in the US, and coming to Universal in the UK in 2016.

13 February 2017

‘The Daily Show with more prep time’ returns for a new, hilarious and genius season!

13 February 2017 at 9:00 pm

The US cable ratings monster returns for the 2nd half of 7th season.

14 February 2017 at 9:00 pm

The cop drama with fairy tales will return for a shorter final sixth season.

15 February 2017 at 9:00 pm

A spinoff of sorts from the original series starring Kiefer Sutherland. This time round Corey Hawkins (The Walking Dead, Straight Outta Compton) stars as a Ranger (that’s US Army, not Park) returning home and being faced with a terrorist plot (and a ticking clock).

19 February 2017 at 10:00 pm

The very long running crime drama returns to Universal.

Billions, Season 2 - Sky Atlantic
21 February 2017 at 10:00 pm

Machiavellian politics & finance drama starring Damian Lewis as a brilliant but cut-throat hedge fund boss, and Paul Giamatti as a U.S. Attorney.

22 February 2017 at 9:00 pm

The term “modern-day retelling” doesn’t always fill me with delight, especially when coupled with the resurrection of a long-dead character. However, the forces behind this particular modern-day retelling with resurrection of title character are Kutzman and Orci – the geniuses behind Fringe, so in this case delight is in abundance! NOTE: CHANNEL CHANGE TO SYFY UK.

Click here to listen to our interview with the ladies of Sleepy Hollow!

24 February 2017 at 9:00 pm

Lucky Man is the story of DI Harry Clayton (James Nesbitt), a cop from Central London’s notorious Murder Squad, who is given a charm that seems to confer upon the wearer the ability to control luck.

24 February 2017 at 8:00 pm

New Zealand detective drama series.

Major Crimes, Season 5b - Universal Channel
27 February 2017 at 9:00 pm

Spinoff from The Closer, and performing well. Usually airs a couple of months after the US.

March 2017

No exact date/time - March 2017

Modern day ‘It’s A Knockout’ with a nature theme returns for a new series.

No exact date/time - March 2017

A martial arts warrior and a boy embark on a perilous journey.

No exact date/time - March 2017

New british comedy about a boy geek who develops an app that makes his family rich, from the makers of Trollied
and Cuckoo. Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) stars.

No exact date/time - March 2017

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.

No exact date/time - March 2017

Another tv series based on a film, this time the Mel Gibson vehicle which spawned three sequels. Announced in May 2016, casting fortunately does not seem to include the Leo Getz character.

Midnight Sun, Season 1 - Sky Atlantic
No exact date/time - March 2017

French-Swedish coproduction, high-concept and high-end Nordic noir series about a French police officer investing a murder in remote Swedish mining community.

02 March 2017 at 10:00 pm

Drama about a group of young FBI and their life after training at Quantico.

06 March 2017

Once Upon A Time is back in the UK on Netflix, with new episodes airing on Mondays.

17 March 2017 at 8:01 am

Danny Rand fights relentlessly to regain everything he’s lost in Marvel’s Iron Fist.

Spring 2017

No exact date/time - Spring 2017

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan’s critically acclaimed comedy returns for a new series.

Bosch, Season 3 - Amazon Prime
No exact date/time - Spring 2017

Bosch follows the eponymous detective from Michael Connolly’s books.

No exact date/time - Spring 2017

Police orientated Chicago Fire spinoff. Usually airs in the Spring in the UK.

No exact date/time - Spring 2017
 (TBC)

Josh Holloway is an FBI agent in a Los Angeles run by aliens, while is family is torn between collaboration and resistance. This Vichy pastiche also stars Prison Break/Walking Dead’s Sarah Wayne Callies.

Outlander, Season 3 - Amazon Prime
No exact date/time - Spring 2017

Time-travel historical romantic drama from the makers of Spartacus and Battlestar Galactica.

No exact date/time - Spring 2017
 (TBC)

Max and Caroline have been back in April, November, January and June in the past, due to E4’s policy of only scheduling shows after consuming large quantities of absinthe.

Fargo, Season 3 - Channel 4
No exact date/time - Spring 2017

Inspired by the Coen brothers 1996 film of the same name, Fargo will return for a 3rd season, but not till 2017 as they want to shoot it in Winter, which they can’t do in Winter 2015/16 as the 3rd season isn’t written yet!

No exact date/time - Spring 2017

New drama from the makers of Damages, starring Kyle Chandler and Linda Cardellini. Renewed for a 10 episode final season.

No exact date/time - Spring 2017

The firefighters and medics of Engine 51 are back in the UK courtesy of Sky Living.

Broad City, Season 4 - Comedy Central
No exact date/time - Spring 2017

Two girls in their twenties medicate their way through life in New York

No exact date/time - Spring 2017

With storylines seemingly rounded off at the end of series 3, BBC Two’s best performing ever programme returns for at least two more series, charting the work of AC-12. Will move to BBC One from series 4.

April 2017

No exact date/time - April 2017

The ever popular talent show returns.

No exact date/time - April 2017
 (TBC)

Revolutionary War-era drama based on the Alexander Rose novel ‘Washington’s Spies’. Due back in spring.

No exact date/time - April 2017

Paul and Ian are back with ten more episodes of the popular comedy panel show.

No exact date/time - April 2017

 Steven Moffat is leaving as showrunner, and his final episode will be the 2017 Christmas Special, with Torchwood & Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall taking over in 2018 for series 11.

No exact date/time - April 2017
 (TBC)

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. The US air it as a midseason replacement which puts it in early 2017.

Bates Motel, Season 5 - Universal Channel
No exact date/time - April 2017
 (TBC)

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. Now renewed for 2 more seasons!

No exact date/time - April 2017
 (TBC)

A fourth series of the cloning drama, and although the first three seasons came to BBC Three, it appears that it has now been bought by Netflix instead.

No exact date/time - April 2017

New series from the creators of Veronica Mars about a girl who solves crimes by eating the brains of the dead victims… because she’s a zombie. Airs as a mid-season replacement in the US, so should return to Netflix in the UK, early 2017.

Guerrilla, Season 1 - Sky Atlantic
13 April 2017

Co-production between Sky Atlantic and Showtime starring Idris Elba about a radical underground cell in 1970s London.

19 April 2017 at 8:00 am

PLL may have vanished from normal TV, but all seasons are now on Netflix with new episodes airing less than 24hrs after the US.

May 2017

No exact date/time - May 2017
 (TBC)

Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig and Matt LeBlanc return for the final 5th season of this brilliant comedy.

05 May 2017 at 8:00 am

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 will arrive 5th May 2017.

Twin Peaks, Season 3 - Sky Atlantic
22 May 2017 at 2:00 am

The classic 90’s show returns as a limited series, with both Mark Frost and David Lynch behind the scenes. Simulcast with the US, then repeated Tuesday 23 May at 9pm.

30 May 2017 at 8:00 am

Kevin Spacey’s tour de force as Francis J. Underwood continues, with more 2-faced backstabbing and political intrigue.

Not Yet Scheduled TV Shows 2017

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.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Adapted from the Margaret Atwood novel, the show tells the true story of Grace Marks, who was convicted of murder in 1840s Canada.

American Gods, Season 1 - Amazon Prime
No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

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!

Archer, Season 8 - Netflix
No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

More espionage fun with everybody’s favourite animated spy.

Back, Season 1 - Channel 4
No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

David Mitchell and Robert Webb return in new Channel 4 sitcom about a pub landlord and an interloping ex-foster child…

Bliss, Season 1 - Sky Atlantic
No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Stephen Mangan stars as a man with 2 wives, who are Heather Graham and This Is England’s Jo Hartley.

Britannia, Season 1 - Sky Atlantic
No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

New 10 part drama event series set in 43 A.D. about the Roman invasion of what would become the British Isles starring Kelly Reilly, Zoë Wanamaker & David Morrissey.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Not content with hosting everything on BBC2, Dara O’Briain has expanded to Dave, to bring us Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit, a game-show based on classic video games!

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Pot shop from Chuck Lorre starring Kathy Bates.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Doc Martin returns for a eighth series.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

English language intrigue miniseries from France set in Africa, the Middle East and Europe

Gone, Season 1 - Sky Atlantic
No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

New drama created by The Walking Dead’s Lenny James about a ‘unique and unlikely hero’ accused of a terrible crime.

Hand of God, Season 2 - Amazon Prime
No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) stars as a judge who believes God wants him to dispel a particular kind of justice.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Based on novels by cult author Joe Lansdale. Stars James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams and Christina Hendricks. 6 episode series airs on Sundance in the US and on Amazon Prime in the UK.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Panel show which sees Harry Hill presiding over 2 teams trying to persuade an invading alien force that earthlings are good fun and therefore worthy of saving…

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Set in 1619 in the early days of the first British settlers in America, Jamestown tells the story of a group of young women as they leave the Old World and their old lives behind them.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

A Miami woman is artificially and accidentally inseminated.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Jean-Claude Van Johnson – global martial arts and film sensation… and the most dangerous undercover private contractor in the world.

Loaded, Season 1 - Channel 4
No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Comedy/drama about 4 friends who become multi-millionaires after selling their games company. Stars Jim Howick, Samuel Anderson, Jonny Sweet, Nick Helm.

Lore, Season 1 - Amazon Prime
No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Based on the podcast series, Lore tells the unscripted story of frightening, psychologically disturbing, and often paranormal true events that have spawned modern-day nightmares.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

The boys from the Dwarf with a 12th series in 2017.

Riviera, Season 1 - Sky Atlantic
No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Drama from Neil Jordan starring Julia Stiles as a woman drawn into the criminal underworld after her billionaire husband is murdered, and she discovers his life was not all it seemed…

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Netflix goes where almost everyone has been before, and brings us the new Star Trek series within a day of its US date… whenever that’s going to be…

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. Stars Winona Ryder.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Strike Back, strikes back! The show returns with a new cast (and more things exploding).

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

The Crystal Maze returns for a full series with Richard Ayoade as host.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

The culmination of the Netflix/Marvel collaboration, featuring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Shoots in the Summer of 2016, and will be released in 2017 after Iron Fist has aired.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Sean Bean stars in a version of Mary Shelley’s classic. How long will he survive? Airs on Itv Encore.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

The Beeb does Vikings, with Wessex the eponymous last kingdom standing up to the Norse invaders.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Jon Bernthal as returns as Frank Castle, in his own series on Netflix.

The Tick, Season 1 - Amazon Prime
No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Peter Serafinowicz dons the blue suit as ridiculous superhero The Tick!

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

A 3rd and final series called “Vengeance” will air in 2017.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Some people were born on the same day as each other in this drama starring Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Gilmore Girls),  Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones.

Tin Star, Season 1 - Sky Atlantic
No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks star in a revenge thriller set in the Rocky Mountains. Produced by Kudos.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

Top Gear returns, with Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2017

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.

I Love Dick, Season 1 - Amazon Prime
12 May 2017

Kevin Bacon stars as Dick, who he taunts the imaginations of Chris (Kathryn Hahn) and Sylvere (Griffin Dunne), and upends their preconceptions about love and monogamy.

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.P.B., Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Billionaire tech genius Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk – Weeds, Tyrant) takes control of Chicago’s troubled 13th District after his friend is brutally murdered and bleeds out in his arms. Can Gideon’s new gadgets and toys turn things around for the local police? Comes from the creator of Burn Notice, Matt Nix.

Acquitted, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

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.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

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.

American Crime, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Not to be confused with American Crime Story, American Crime is also anthology crime drama.

Baskets, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Zach Galifianakis plays twin brother Chip and Dale Baskets. Chip dreams of becoming a professional clown, but after failing clown school in Paris, he ends up back in his hometown of Bakersfield, California.

Bellicher Cel, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

A Dutch drama about a man falsely accused of a hit and run

Berlin Station, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Richard Armitage stars in this CIA spy series set in the German capital

Chicago Justice, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

4th Chicago show, this time covering the legal system of the windy city.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Sitcom by Steve Delaney and Graham Linehan about a ‘show business legend’ (or possibly a self important, elderly, out of work actor…)

Counterpart, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Howard Silk (JK Simmons) is a cog in a seemingly innocuous UN agency, who discovers that they are actually guarding a path into a parallel dimension… Already has a 2 season order of 10 episodes each.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

New spin off from the CSI franchise, starring Patricia Arquette and James Van Der Beek following the Cyber Crime Division at Quantico, Virginia.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

After a 5 year break, Larry David’s ground breaking comedy show returns. We’re assuming it’ll air on Sky Atlantic, although More4 did have the first run rights previously, we’re assuming that deal no longer stands.

Damien, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

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.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

He’s the greatest. He’s fantastic. Wherever there is danger he’ll be there. Season 1 has some 46 episodes and counting, with periodic breaks.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

A timely reminder of problems created by splitting a country in two, this highly-rated German drama, centred on a spy for the East German Stasi, kicks off Channel 4’s new foreign language project – Walter Presents, available initially on Channel 4.

Downward Dog, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Allison Tolman (Fargo) stars as struggling millennial Nan, with her life told from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

A 10 part anthology series based on the work of Philip K. Dick.

Elite Squad, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Crime thriller set in Paris

Famous in Love, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Drama from Pretty Little Liar’s I. Marlene King about a college girl who has to balance life as a college student whilst also landing her big break as a movie star. Adapted from the book by Rebecca Serle, and starring PLL’s Bella Thorne. Airs in the US in 2017.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Mark Williams stars as the crime solving priest.

Fresh off the Boat, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

A family of Taiwanese origin moves from Washington to Florida.

Galavant, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Fantasy/Fairy tale themed musical comedy from Dan Fogelman with songs from Alan Menken & Glenn Slater.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

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

Hart of Dixie, Season 3 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Due back in 2014 for the third season which begins in October in the US

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

American legal drama about a group of law students, and their professor, Annalise DeWitt (Viola Davis), who become entangled in a murder plot. Dropped by Universal Channel UK, so looking for a new home.

Imaginary Mary, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

A Live-action/CGI show starring Jenna Elfman as a woman and her unhinged imaginary friend.

Jack Ryan, Season 1 - Amazon Prime
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan comes to the small screen starring John Krasinski (The Office US), courtesy of Amazon.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Kevin James stars as retired police officer Kevin in new sitcom.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

High concept US Comedy starring Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, January Jones and Mel Rodriguez. Phil is the last man on Earth after a virus wipes out the male population of the planet.

Last Man Standing, Season 4 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Tim Allen sitcom. Seems to have been dropped by Sky, and not airing anywhere else at the moment.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid are in their seventies and rediscovering love in this romantic comedy

MacGyver, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Remake of the classic 80’s series. Lucas Till takes the Richard Dean Anderson role. Support comes in the form of ex-CSI George Eads and bald, male Pete Thornton has become a woman played by Sandrine Holt.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Netflix’s Emmy winning documentary series about the life and convictions of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey.

Making History, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Adam Pally (Happy Endings) stars as a student who drags his history professor (Yassir Lester, Girls), into the past using his time machine… made out of a giant duffle bag.

Man With A Plan, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Matt LeBlanc plays a stay-at-home dad after his wife goes back to work, and learns parenting is not as easy as it seems.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

TV show set in the MCU which will see the introduction of Black Bolt and The Inhumans Royal Family. Set to air Autumn 2017 in the US.

Masters of Sex, Season 3 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Brit Michael Sheen stars in this drama based on real research into sexual dysfunction in the latter half of the twentieth century. No longer airing on More4 or Channel 4, so currently without a UK broadcaster.

Midnight, Texas, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Witches, vampires, werewolves, Angels and that sort of thing in this new series from the True Blood author

Mindhunter, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Netflix mixes Criminal Minds with the Silence of the Lambs. BSU agents interview serial killers to help solve crimes. Netflix 2017 in the US

Necessary Roughness, Season 3 - Universal Channel
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

A doctor becomes a therapist for an American football team. Three seasons exist.

No Tomorrow, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Comedy/drama about a woman who falls for a claims the world will end soon, so creates a ‘bucket list’ of things to do before the apocalypse.

Notorious, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs) and Daniel Sunjata (Graceland) star in a show inspired by the true-life stories of cable news producer Wendy Walker and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos, about the interplay of criminal law and the media.

Outsiders, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

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.

Penoza, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Dutch drama about a widow who has to run her late husband’s criminal empire

Powerless, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Vanessa Hudgens & Alan Tudyk stars in a new comedy set in the DC universe.

Prison Break, Season n/a - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

New limited series bringing back many of the original characters. Due in the US in 2016.

Proof, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Jennifer Beals stars as a cardiothoracic surgeon who is is paid by a terminally ill billionaire (Matthew Modine) it investigate what happens after death…

Roots, Season mini - BBC Four
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

New version of the 1977 mini-series about an African-American family’s trials from slavery to freedom.

Salvation, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Drama ‘event series’ from Alex Kurtzman, which follows an MIT graduate and a tech genius who stumble upon the fact that an asteroid is only 6 months away from colliding with the Earth.

Shut Eye, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Stars Burn Notice’s Jeffrey Donovan as a failed magician Charlie Haverford, who now works as a psychic.

Son Of Zorn, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Animated character Zorn returns to earth after 10 years away at war on his home world of Zephyria to re-connect with his live-action ex-wife and son. From Wilfred staff writers Eli Jorne & Reed Agnew, and Phil Lord & Chris Miller (Lego Movie, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs).

Still Star-Crossed, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

A continuation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, following the backstabbing and treachery or the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lover’s death.

Stitchers, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Scifi drama about a Caltech student who is ‘stitched’ into the memories of recently deceased people to help solve crimes…

Superstore, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) and Ben Feldman (Mad Men) star in a workplace comedy about a unique family of employees at a supersized megastore.

Telemark, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

During WWII, British experts trained Norwegians to sabotage the Nazi nuclear programme

The Arrangement, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

A tv actress is paid $10m to marry a film star.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Spin-off from The Blacklist featuring Tom Keen & Susan ‘Scottie’ Hargrave.

The Gilded Age, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

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.

The Good Fight, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Spin-off from ‘The Good Wife’, following Diane Lockhart to a new law firm.

The Good Place, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Fantasy sitcom about Eleanor (Kristen Bell), who is killed and ends up in the afterlife. Her facilitator Micheal (Ted Danson) tells her she is in ‘the good place’ due to her good deeds… Except, she hasn’t done those good deeds… It’s an admin error… Can she hide her past and manage to stay, or will she get sent to ‘the bad place’?

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

The baking competition continues in name, following its move to C4

The Mindy Project, Season 4 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Comedy about a successful doctor with an iffy personal life. Cancelled by its US network but saved by Hulu and given a fourth season.

The Pack, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Polish drama about border guards on the Poland-Ukraine border

The Prey, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

A three part series about the rise and fall of a Dutch banker

The Royals, Season 3 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

A fictionalised Royal Family drama, with Liz Hurley as the Queen. Let that sink in for a moment. Liz Hurley as the Queen.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

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.

The Team, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Familiar face Lars Mikkelsen leads a multinational cast in this Danish multi-language cross-border Euro police drama.

Those Who Kill, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Demark’s turn again for the remake honours – this time of the serial killer drama.

Time After Time, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

H.G. Wells in modern times chasing Jack the Ripper.

Training Day, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Another film adapted for TV. This time Bill Paxton takes the Denzel Washington role in this series produced by Jerry Bruckheimer

Will & Grace, Season 9 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Will and Grace (along with Karen and Jack) are back for the first time in ten years. Perhaps that Friends revival ain’t so far fetched now…. Returns to the US 2017-18 with UK info currently unknown.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Three people live together in America

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Romantic comedy with some darker tones from the makers of ‘Weeds’ and ‘Orange Is the New Black’.

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  1. thetvking thetvking says:

    News just in which, won’t go down well, but the latest schedule changes from Channel 5 show that The Lying Game has been removed from the 5* schedule at 8PM on Thursday nights.

    From this Thursday 20th September at 8PM on 5* will be repeats of THE HOTEL INSPECTOR series 7 and not The Lying Game.

    http://www.thetvking.com/news/449/the-lying-game-pulled-by-5star-again/

  2. Oli Miller says:

    Merlin looks like it’s going to start on 29th September rather than the 6th October as stated above. This is according to Wikipedia

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      I don’t think that Wikipedia entry has changed since it was first composed. Merlin is not showing in the BBC listing at all, which is why I’ve moved it back to the October date for about the 4th time.

  3. Oli Miller says:

    The Metro paper were saying this morning that Falcon is starting tomorrow on Sky Atlantic but I can’t seem to find on the TV listings. Have the metro got this wrong or am I missing something?

  4. chris says:

    Seriously I am sick and tired of UK broadcasters not giving a penny about us the customers.. . I wish I could just get american TV in England, British TV is terrible and just full of game shows and chat shows (par a few gems) I just wish the time between when we get them and US gets them was similar across the board.. Dexter is a prime example…

    sick of being labelled a criminal for wanting content, I would be more than willing to pay for my content if it was bloody available.

    I blame the greedy fat cats in Head Office, be it for films or TV shows how is it impossible to offer shows within a few days of their launch? Sky did fantastic with Game of Thrones, only 1 day later than US air that is perfect.. Boardwalk empire airs tonight in US yet on sept 29 in England.. are they on dial up transferring the media? or are they still sending it by carrier pigeon.

    hate english tv so much.

    rant /over.

    • thetvking thetvking says:

      I agree somewhat, I would like the dates to be closer and there are some good US shows that haven’t been picked up. It does feel like the TV industry is years out of date in how they provide their content to users. However having said that to the US the UK is a tiny market so I can’t see them really caring about when we get content. Part of the reason for the games shows and chat shows + reality is that the are cheap and relatively easy to make, and pull in viewers. UK channels have no where near the US network budgets who can spend millions on each episode. We do get some good British shows, yet they tend to be small all round and only have a few episodes. In the US would series like The Office or The Inbetweeners having been big hits been allowed to make so few episodes? More like they would have been flogged to death. Spooks suffered due to a reduction in the budget in the UK.

      However some shows which are great and have a core following don’t pull in massive audiences over here. Breaking Bad got dropped which wouldn’t have happened if it got big ratings, Sons of Anarchy was saved by 5USA. However it’s never got huge ratings. I couldn’t find it in the top 10 for 5USA here http://www.barb.co.uk/report/weeklyTopProgrammes? Also the Channel 5 ratings show the awful BB at the top all the time which speaks volumes as to what people actually watch.

    • Jamie says:

      I agree with pretty much everything you said. I have Virgin Media, so I don’t even get Sky Atlantic, which has just about every show I want to watch. Having to rent Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, etc. a disc at a time from Blockbuster gets annoying when they only have two or three episodes on.

      If I want to watch Parks and Recreation legally, it’s pretty much impossible. My DVD player isn’t region free, so I don’t want to pay to import DVDs that I’ll watch maybe once, and if it does air in the UK, I don’t want to wait five years to catch up on where it currently is.

      I completely agree that UK television is, frankly, awful. And therein lies the problem. The fact that our country is smaller than the USA, means that we have a LOT less people, so the amount of people watching The Only Way is Essex or Geordie Shore or whatever s**t Katie Price is making counts in a big way. But shows like Breaking Bad could have been advertised much better than they were. I watch FX a lot and have done over the years, and not once can I recall them advertising that show which must be a bad sign.

      The UK are just unwilling to follow the seasons complete with hiatuses as the US Broadcasters do, and insist on watching their shows in one continuous weekly cycle with no breaks. We are an impatient nation and apparently enjoy mindless shows where narcissistic people vomit on streets and hump strangers or vote for “talented” people even though the judges themselves have none or very little (Louis Walsh, Amanda Holden, Piers Morgan), more than brilliantly scripted shows like Mad Men or Breaking Bad.

      I hate to admit it, but the UK will never have television like the US do. The closest we have (with hiatuses and all) is Doctor Who.

      /EndRantAddition

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Ah, this old chestnut…

      The argument between uninterrupted runs vs ASAP premieres is down to personal preference, with just as many people in either camp. I personally dislike getting stuck into a new season of a show only for it to disappear for ages for thanksgiving, which I don’t celebrate, but each to their own.

      Dexter is one example of perceived delay. Supernatural is another. But for every one of these, there are another three which appear within a very short time of the US airing. Falling Skies, House, Elementary, Terra Nova – the latter of which represented a large and ultimately failed gamble on the part of the UK channel to bring us that early.

      I agree entirely with the argument that says there is too much “reality stuff” versus good scripted drama. However, it is incorrect to say that is better in America – they have even more of that sort of thing. To every complainer – just go to America for a bit and switch on the TV in the summer, or outside of the evening prime-time slots and see for yourself. Unfortunately on both sides of the pond, there just are a lot of people who want to watch it, and the channels have to cater to demand (by demand I mean quantity of figures, rather than foot-stamping and rattles being thrown out of prams).

      It is unrealistic to expect to have every American show to appear right away on British TV, or at all, as we have fewer channels, less than a quarter of the population, a significant amount of domestic programming (most of which the Americans don’t get at all) as well as other foreign imports from Canada, Australia, Denmark and so on. All of that takes space and we certainly don’t want our entire airwaves to be just a simulcast of American broadcasts.

      The British channels are also available to the three other parts of the UK. The issued raised in the post above are not unique to England.

      Every country has this issue with foreign programming. Take Merlin for example – I don’t believe the Americans get that until next year. That’s no different at all to us having to wait for one of theirs – Dexter for example.

      I also have Virgin Tivo and am extremely happy with it. The three current programmes on Sky Atlantic that I want to watch, I do have to get on Blu-Ray, but frankly watching three episodes at a time is two episodes at a time more than it would have been on TV where there is one episode per week, so I certainly don’t feel short-changed there.

      Sometimes the delay occurs due to the UK channel waiting until the price is more affordable. To have everything instantly, who would prefer to pay double or triple their TV subscription? Not I. Other times, it is due to the terms of the licence stipulating a broadcast timescale. Whose fault is that? How can a UK purchasing channel be branded as “awful” simply for operating within the contract law?

      This notion of TV in America somehow being a utopia seems to raise its head every now and again, and besides reiterating that it is incorrect, I would like to say simply that if anyone really really feels it is so awful here, and so perfect there, well go there and be happy and stop bloody moaning. But I won’t say that because it’s a bit abrupt and the truth of the matter is that the issues raised here are in no way unique to the UK, and certainly not unique to only England, I’m afraid.

      • Gripper says:

        Some excellent points, Andrew. Plus one thing that people forget, HBO & Showtime are subscription channels in the USA costing around $14 a month each depending on regional variations and not factoring in package deals. Watching Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter or Homeland is not free over there. And you’re subject to disputes between cable companies/satellite providers and TV companies, like when Dish Network fell out with AMC and now its subscribers can’t watch Mad Men or Breaking Bad.

        Nowhere’s perfect.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      We do not condone obtaining television content by unpaid or otherwise illegal means, whatever one’s moral stance on the issue may be.

  5. CrimTV says:

    Why aren’t uk networks picking up more new us shows, this time last year they were picking up loads, now the selection seems to be very thin, what about Revolution, Go On, Nashville, The Mindy Project, Beauty and the Beast, Emily Owens, Partners blah blah, all have promise yet not picked up!!

    • chrissy says:

      Couldnt agree more. Im waiting espacially for Emily Owens MD. Hopefully there will be some info soon.

    • damo says:

      Not all have promise especially partners will watch the first couple to give it go, the mindy project pilot I tuned out of, revolution was pretty badass and looking forward to watching all of the new shows but its all well and good picking up the shows but if the uk networks won’t then oh well but if they do great but if the show gets cancelled then kinda waste of money and people moan

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      I’m disinclined to map out a list but imagine if I did, the overall figure would be much the same as previous years, particularly if one takes into account the number of cancelled shows. In other words, when there are more returning shows, there are fewer spaces for new shows and financially, bear in mind new shows represent more of a risk than a solid returning show.

      I think the balance is fine, and another factor is the increasing requirement for certain uk channels to invest in new domestic programming, and rightly so. These also reduce airtime available for new foreign imports.

      There are still discussions ongoing. Revolution for example reviewed more poorly than expected and that sort of thing is bound to introduce a degree of reticence in the minds of interested parties. Other new American imports are still under negotiation so don’t write them off yet 🙂

    • Edward Perkins says:

      Im Still Waiting For Revoultion, Last Resort, Nashville, Cult, Beauty & The Beast, Go On, How To Live With Your Parents For The Rest of Your Life, The Goodwin Games and Chicago Fire to Be Picked Up. But I am Glad That 666 Park Avenue, Animal Practice, Ben & Kate, Arrow, Elementary, Vegas and The Following Have Been Picked Up Already. Also Perception and UK Drama Switch Looks Really Brilliant.

      • Jamie says:

        I get the feeling The Mindy Project won’t be picked up for a while, purely because most people here don’t know her name. I’d say Comedy Central or E4 will have it.

        Channel 5 will probably get Revolution, because it seems like the next ‘LOST’.

        As for the others, I’m not so sure.

        • FYAYPL says:

          there is no “NEXT LOST”, people have tried and failed miserably to get the success of Lost but even if this became popular, nothing is ever going to be as genius and unique as Lost in concept, story telling, writers etc

    • holly says:

      #crime tv@ you no the girl in your pic she acts in the vampire diaries …its going into its 4 season if u have any info 4 when it will steart in the uk please let me no…..mack shower and watch it its gr8 xx

      • CrimTV says:

        Hi, yes I know she is my favourite character in the show lol. Up in the main section of the page, The Vampire Diaries usually starts in October on ITV2, but with the US premiere date being October 11, it may be pushed back to early November, nothing certain yet though!

  6. Courtney says:

    Any word on when Psych Season 6 will air in the UK?

  7. Dawn Welch says:

    Do you know if and when dancing with the stars will be shown on UK t.v?

  8. liam says:

    any news on glee season 4?

  9. Alan says:

    Do you know if there is any infomation on Rescue Me Season 6. Sky’s never miss has it for 2012.

    • Rolin says:

      Sky stopped showing Rescue me at the end of Season 3, Never Miss is wrong saying seasons 4 & 5 have been shown in the UK. THey are available in the USA on DVD, you can get all the seasons on Netflix.

  10. daniel says:

    did southpark earlier this year or last stop mid season?

  11. Paul says:

    Any news on Star Wars: The Clone Wars?
    I assume that Cartoon Network will eventually be showing the new season.

  12. Iman says:

    Hi there are so many American tv shows that are not shown here like LA complex breaking pointe GCB will they be ever shown??

    Thanks

    • Iman says:

      Also Chicago fire and guys with kids

    • damo says:

      The LA complex really isn’t that good and gcb wasn’t bad at wish it wasn’t cancelled but they had to make room for other stuff on sundays and the guys with kids pilot was a lot better than I expected so maybe if it does well but hardly doubt it because it will have a lot of competition on Wednesdays

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      We aim to be as comprehensive as possible but in reality that is an aspiration rather than a statement of fact. There are a lot of foreign shows (and that includes the US) that will just never be shown here, so in prioritising the shows that are confirmed as actually showing in the UK, even those without specific dates yet, there is always going to be a natural tendency towards the more mainstream shows that are still running, rather than more obscure and/or already cancelled titles.

  13. Oli Miller says:

    Apologies for the short notice but someone had asked about this a few weeks ago (I think), Romanzo Criminale starts on Sky Arts 1 on Tuesday night with a double header (saw it prevewed in this weekends TV section of the paper), could you add to the above list?

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Thanks very much Oli. I’m not going to add it to the premiere date list because it is actually a repeat rather than a premiere, but it’s very useful to have it included here in the comments as indeed at least one other person was asking about it a couple of weeks back. Well spotted and thank you.

  14. Con says:

    any news on the itv2 draa, switch, i heard rumours it was premiering in autumn and a trailer has been released with no date other tha “coming soon”

  15. Jackie says:

    Does anyone know when NCIS season 10, NCIS Los angeles and Hawaii 5 o will start. Thanks

  16. Jamie says:

    Channel 4 may air Homeland Season 2 either on the 4th or 7th October.

    http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1731748

    • Jamie says:

      Channel 4 is definitely to begin airing Homeland Season 2 on Sunday 7th October (not sure about time), as they’re replaying Season One every night from Tuesday 25th September at 11.05 on More4 until the 6th October.

      • Andrew Andrew says:

        Thanks Jamie. It could have a space of a week or so between the conclusion of the repeats and the premiere of season 2, but I’ve added it in as per your post for now as it’s a fair assumption, and would indeed be great were it the case 🙂

  17. Oli Miller says:

    looks like episodes has been renewed for a 3rd season which will come out next year – http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2012/09/bbc-two-showtime-renew-episodes-for-third-season/

  18. Ben the publican says:

    Any idea when psych season 6 might show? Usually on universal channel? Like everyone else got to say I love this site and your blog is the only one I ever read! Keep up the Stirling work

  19. CrimTV says:

    Just to let you know the 64th Primetime Emmys will air on Five USA on September 24.

  20. The Kingslayer says:

    Episodes has been renewed for a third season by Showtime according to Variety.

  21. Brendan says:

    Does anybody know about the release of a show called Zero Hour, soon to be released in the US, was wondering if anybody knew of a UK channel that would picking it up.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Zero Hour doesn’t start in America until next year so it may be some time before we hear anything here. There are other programmes such as Revolution and Last Resort, starting sooner, that are likely to be higher up the pecking order.

  22. Ashley says:

    Hi,

    TVWise have announced Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season 14 will air at 10pm on 14th Oct on Universal:

    http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2012/09/universal-channel-sets-uk-premiere-date-for-law-order-special-victims-unit-season-14/

  23. Ben says:

    I wouldn’t say the best guess for Hunted is Sunday, History of the World is in the 9pm slot and will be 8 weeks, I would say the best guess is Thursdays 9pm meaning a 4th October start.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Ok, just an ordinary guess then. 🙂 a stab in the dark. A wherever-they-may-fall guess. a bronze medal guess for the purposes of slotting it into the week timeframe that is confirmed. Once the specific date is confirmed, we’ll post here

  24. holly says:

    when will VAMPIRE DIARIES start in the UK ITV2 i relly love the showe and cant wat for season 4 and were geting close to the date ….todays date 13/9/12…. i relly cant wate ! TEEM STELANA all the way <3 xxxxx

  25. Super dub says:

    Dexter season 7 pls?

  26. Jemma says:

    Not a question about a show but I gotta say I LOVE this site. It’s the only page open constantly on my iPhone browser so I can keep up to date on my fave shows. Well done on all your hard work ????

  27. Steve says:

    I know Community season 2 has only just finished airng, but is there any word yet on whether Sony plans to air season 3? Hopefully it won’t be too long a wait as we’re a full season behind…

    Thanks

  28. Sammy says:

    Hi it says here the walking dead is 19th oct, it’s actually monday 15th oct 🙂 Xx

  29. Shelley says:

    Hi, I was wondering of you knew when the new series of cougar town was showing on sky living tv? Im 99% sure it should be the 4th series. Any help would be great as I’m a massive fan! Thanks, shelley

  30. allison says:

    hi, does anyone know why smash (sky living mon) seems to have been moved to make room for old criminal minds repeats?
    thanx

  31. fran says:

    When does private practice air in uk pls

    • Ashley says:

      Hi Fran,

      As per the list above, Private Practice was dropped by Sky Living after season 3 and has been picked up by another broadcaster. Best bet is to buy the DVD’s – that’s what I did.

    • Ashley says:

      Hi Fran,

      As per the list above, Private Practice was dropped by Sky Living after season 3 and has not been picked up by another broadcaster. Best bet is to buy the DVD’s – that’s what I did.

  32. Andrew Andrew says:

    Thanks for the recent posts, folks. I’ll make the requisite updates/ amendments when I get back to a computer.

  33. epicterry says:

    Please can you add The X Factor USA season 2 to the list. It has now been confirmed on digitalspy that it will premiere on Thursday 27th September, 8pm on ITV2. Thanks

    • Damo says:

      It wasn’t bad at all only watched it because it had Kristen bell in to begin with but after a few episodes it started to get really good and there is going to be a second season of it aswell

  34. Callum says:

    Chuck Season 5 is being released on DVD in the UK on October 15th.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chuck-Season-DVD-Zachary-Levi/dp/B00538VYE0/ref=pd_cp_d_h__1

  35. Andy says:

    according to TVWise Alphas S2 is on 5* from Sept 25th at 10pm

    http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2012/09/5-sets-uk-premiere-date-for-alphas-season-two/

  36. 5* Have Announced The Air Date For Series 2 of Alphas Starts on Tuesday 25th September 2012 at 10pm on 5*.http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2012/09/5-sets-uk-premiere-date-for-alphas-season-two/

  37. laura says:

    HI, Have you got a UK air date for New girl season 2, i know it airs in US on 25th september but was not sure if an air date had been announced for UK

  38. Brian says:

    We now have a time for season 3 of Haven. According to TVWise it’s back on October 2nd at 9pm.

  39. Jane says:

    Hi there, I note that you mention the return of Criminal Minds series 8 but do you know when series 7 is going to be repeated?
    Thanks for your website – I find it very reassuring! Jane

  40. sunny says:

    Does anyone know when Ellen is back? 🙂

  41. Tronn says:

    Sky living are showing supernatural in twos now why is that are they possibly trying to get us to season 8 quicker or mayb trying to make up for the fact they took so bloody long to get us season 7

  42. Derek A says:

    Digiguide appears to have Glee Project starting 3rd October @ 8pm

  43. Lydia Jones says:

    Could you find out when the new series of Destination Truth airs on SyFy??

    • Lydia Jones says:

      Apologies for the duplicate. My iphone is wicked slow

      • Andrew Andrew says:

        There will be a new one announced tomorrow from about 6pm and it should be faster.

        As for the programme, there was a significantly longer period of time between the start of season 4 and the start of season 5 so I wouldn’t necessarily be expecting season 5 here too soon, I’m sorry to say.

        That however, is a best guess based on past scheduling and it’s entirely possibly the folks at Syfy could dish out a pleasant surprise.

  44. CrimTV says:

    Any news on The Vampire Diaries or Gossip Girl, I hope despite CW’s late premiere dates, they still air at the end of Oct.

  45. Christine says:

    Does anyone know when cougar town comes back on… Not sure of series think it might be 3

  46. DD says:

    Do you think Suburgatory season 2 will be back the same time if premiered i.e July next year?

    Also anything on Raising Hope season 3 on Sky1 and Elementary.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Suburgatory – yes I do, but it’s too early to be sure.

      Raising Hope 2 aired here in July and season 3 hasn’t started in America yet.

      No confirmed date for Elementary yet but I’d expect it to be announced with much marketing hoo-hah such that nobody will miss it!

  47. The Kingslayer says:

    Will Bored To Death and How To Make It In America’s final seasons be shown at all by Sky Atlantic ?

  48. Jez says:

    I know that Sky had originally only picked up first two seasons of Friday Night Lights – are they likely to pick up the others, or are R2 DVDs available – I’ve fallen in love with this series!

  49. DD says:

    Em.. Third time lucky.. Could you add The New Normal to your list. It will air on E4 in early 2013.

  50. M says:

    Any news on season 2 of the Glee Project now Glee is later than anticipated?

  51. Andy says:

    when did living confirm it had SPN s8? They’ve never responded to questions about next seson of FB or twitter.

  52. Kellie says:

    Any news on US XFactor? I know ITV2 aired it last year, can’t find any info for this year. Starts this week in the US

  53. siobhan dawsonf says:

    Hi, do you know how many seasons of supernatural sky living are showing. They are up to season 3 now, so will they go up to season 6?
    Cheers,
    Siobhan

    • Lanie says:

      Living are showing repeats of S3, but they’re up to S7 on Wednesday nights.

      Season 8 is about to begin in the States. We’ll get it eventually, but probably not till this time next year.

  54. DD says:

    One Fox sitcom left, who’s going to pick up The Mindy Project? 🙂

  55. James says:

    Will Five USA be showing the 5th series of Chuck?

  56. tronn says:

    are we going to weeds season 8 any time soon in the uk

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      I don’t have Sky Atlantic but I believe they own the rights only for seasons 1-6. Season 6 they broadcast earlier this year, and haven’t shown 7, let alone 8.

  57. Rick says:

    I’ve noticed that the sky atlantic series the british is getting repeated on sky 1 tonight at 8pm

  58. DD says:

    Hi, thanks again for the website, is there any news on Fairly Legal on Universal? Could you add it to your list.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Hmm, my first post on Fairly Legal seems to have disappeared, so apologies for duplication if it does show up again.

      Short version – season 2 already showing on Universal. Season 3 not yet confirmed at all.

  59. Matimmis says:

    Thanks for a fantastic job. Just wondering if you know anything on Californication. I have series 1-4 and I know series 5 is later in the year. Where and where? Its a quality show. I also have been told series 6 is filming? Thanks if you can help.

    • Simon says:

      Californication was dropped by 5* unfortunately, no one has picked it up since then…hopefully someone does.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      I’m not aware of any news at all of another Uk channel picking this up. It doesn’t yet have a DVD release date which can sometimes (but not always) be a good sign that broadcast negotiations are still open.

  60. Crystal says:

    Do you know if they are bring back Ringer for season 2 and also Secret Circle?

  61. Reado says:

    Does anyone know if Blue Mountain State season 2 will be shown again on MTV? Also is there going to be a season 3?

  62. tv fan says:

    do you know when film 2012 on bbc starts again? i miss it lol
    and coach trip!!!!

  63. DD says:

    I know this isn’t to do with air dates, but are The Inbetweeners US & The River good shows?

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      It may not seem very helpful, but watch them and judge for yourself. My rule is to give a new programme three episodes to decide whether or not to continue.

      You are only ever going to get people’s subjective opinions by asking questions like that, for example mine:

      Inbetweeners US is only really going to appeal to the demographic to whom the original Inbetweeners appeals, and then probably disliked by a lot of those for not being as good as the original. Think “Life on Mars”

      The River was given mixed reviews but only good enough commercially to get 8 episodes before the axe.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi.

      It depends on you whether the programme is good or not, personally I Loved The River and am gutted they aren’t doing a second series, but I don’t like the inbetweeners US even though I absolutely loved the original.

      I don’t mind something being remade, although the episodes are almost identical to the original, but the characters are just ‘wrong’ in my opinion.

      Give them a few episodes though and see for yourself.

      • Andrew Andrew says:

        Lisa, that’s a very good point about characters being wrong. Where the remake follows the original too closely, and somehow it feels like a weak facsimile.

        The best example in my mind of this is Top Gear USA (ok, granted, they are not exactly “characters” but I believe the same principle applies). I really enjoy Top Gear (please don’t judge me!) and was keen to give the American version a chance when BBC Three started broadcasting it. So keen in fact, that I plowed through my usual three epsiode rule, despite the three presenters being “wrong” as Lisa highlights, and lacking the natural and fun interplay that James, Jeremy and Richard have.

        On a weekly basis I cringed after the familiar music when one of them would say “welcome to TAP Gear”, but somehow in the second season they found their stride, and it became enjoyable. Never as good as the original, but reasonable in its own right.

        Not entirely sure what the point of all that waffle was – it might be an interesting anecdote for some of you, and mund-numbingly dull for the rest!

  64. thetvking thetvking says:

    Channel4 have picked up the inbetweeners US and will be showing it on E4 later this year. Oh dear! http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2012/09/exclusive-e4-acquires-uk-rights-to-the-inbetweeners-us/

    • Damo says:

      Its not that bad you can tell where some of the same jokes have been used from the uk version but they add there own spin on it and with each episode it improves slightly hopefully people will give it a chance

      • thetvking thetvking says:

        From the clips I have seen and what I have read I can’t see the E4 viewers giving it much chance. Most will be fans of the original series and this looks like a Frankenstein of a show. It will probably get a better reception in the US due to the few people who have seen the original series and the film is only released in the US today.

        It is also from MTV who don’t have a great track record with scripted shows (Skins), however Awkward is said to buck the trend.

        I know The Office had a bad start but I have enjoyed the later seasons, once it became its own show and not just an American version of the UK original. Although with the US networks need for lots of episodes, quality can be lost for quantity.

        I will be giving it a shot. Hopeful it will find its own identity and not just be a simple cut and paste job.

  65. chrisrus1 says:

    How come you’ve said two and a half men is being paired with Anger Management.
    Anger Management starts on Weds and I believe two and a half men is shown on Mondays and doesn’t start till oct.

  66. Amie says:

    Allison, I was hoping the same thing!

  67. Jenna says:

    Hello, could you tell me the UK air dates for “Rules of Engagement” Season7 on E4 and “Supernatural” Season 8 on S ky Living? In addition E4 never seemed to air the final 2 episodes of Rules of engagement season 6. Do you know what happened to those two episodes?

    • chrisrus1 says:

      Supernatutal season 7 is still showing

      • Jenna says:

        Yes, Season 7 is currently being shown twice a week but season 8 of supernatural is due to start in US on 8 Oct. So is Season 8 going to be shown on Sky Living immediately after they have finished airing 7 in November 2012 or is itdue to air next year?

        • Damo says:

          Small correction its due to start on the 3rd of October in its new time slot on the Wednesday and a week later the arrow will start before it

          • Andrew Andrew says:

            For the avoidance of any confusion, the dates quoted in the above posts refer to the US schedule. Here in the UK, there is no exact date yet for Arrow, and no indication that Supernatural 8 will appear this year.

    • Damo says:

      With rules of engagement it will premiere in the US in midseason which is around January time or just after so e4 might show it after it has finished airing first or air it half way through so it could be 5 or 6 episodes behind

    • Damo says:

      Knowing sky living probably hold it back until next summer again way after the season has finished but there is always hope it air slightly sooner

  68. allison says:

    hi, you’ve got hot in cleveland on sony tv with “the rest of season 2” is that to recap or did sky living not show the whole of season 2? & thanx for the qi heads up i thought it was a repeat!!

  69. Jillian bell says:

    Hi, I was wondering if someone can tell me when criminal minds season 8 will air in the uk also unforgettable? Also I heard that CHASE will not be returning for season 2?!

    • Jess says:

      Criminal minds is on the list for Early 2013, Unforgettable has been moved to the summer in america so we won’t get it for about a year and the chase has been cancelled, its a gonna, dead, no more!!

  70. Alison says:

    Anyone have any info on season 3 of revenge in the uk. Have heard it starts in US on 30th sep.
    Cheers
    Ali

  71. Luise says:

    Hay Keely True Blood is starting back on FX in about a week or so . Hope that’s helps

  72. The Kingslayer says:

    Finally the summer drought is about to end and we’re about to get bombarded with shows, The Thick Of It, South Park, True Blood and Boardwalk Empire 🙂

  73. Jen says:

    Just saw a very very brief advert for the river on syfy

  74. Christina says:

    Saw a trailer for S3 of Haven on syfy, I can’t remember the exact date but I think it was October 3rd.

  75. David says:

    Yes! At last a confirmed date for The Middle & Modern Family! Thanks for keeping this website so up to date, I was searching everywhere for news on TM & MF.

    Any news on Season 3 of Raising Hope? I know Sky is still showing Season 2 because they held it back for a year, but could they start showing Season 3 in January in an unbroken run like Glee?

  76. Tara says:

    When is pretty little liars coming back on mtv?

  77. keely says:

    Hi,
    Can anyone tell me when the new season of trueblood screens in the UK. Also destination truth/monster hunter.
    Thanks, keely

  78. UKTV Have Announced That Series 2 of Hart of Dixie Has been Picked Up By Really But Won’t Be Shown Until April 2013 Next Year. http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2012/09/really-acquires-uk-rights-to-hart-of-dixie-season-2/

  79. Andy says:

    FX dropped the listener back in march

  80. Sarah says:

    Hiya, I’ve been watching 1800 missing on Alibi and really love the show, however at the end of season 2 (i presume!) they started from season 1 again? I really need to know what happened to Antonio! When can we expect season 3??

    • chris b says:

      i think that was the end of season 3

    • Vee says:

      Hello, someone was asking about 1800 Missing that has been showing on Alabi. I just wanted to let them know that the episode where Antonio was killed in the car bomb explosion was the last episode they made as the tv show was then axed. So we never actually find out how it impacts Jess and Nicole. Although in that episode you do find out who it is that was after him. I hope this helps who ever was looking for the information as i now cant find the post. X

  81. Leigh says:

    Is there any news on season 2 of The Newsroom? Season 1 ends next week, and I’m really hoping they catch us up to the US.

  82. Amie says:

    That’s brill, thanks for your reply. 🙂 Keep up the good work, everything else I’ve wanted to know is right here at my finger tips! 🙂

  83. Damo says:

    When did sky 1 change the dates for the middle and modern family I must missed that thought it would be on the 28th of September that what usually so I assumed the same this time and just started watching southland and so far its seems to be a pretty decent cop show

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Yesterday, although I remain sceptical.

      • Damo says:

        Ive just had it confirmed by sky on twitter going to be October and date to be announced later this month wish they would stop holding stuff back

        • Andrew Andrew says:

          They have confirmed 5th October, which is only a one-week push back from a date that was only rumoured anyway. If that is the case, the episodes on 28th September could possibly be repeats of the previous season finales.

          They are both in the list above as confirmed because Sky has stated that is the date.

  84. Jess says:

    Can anyone tell me what langauage Lilyhammer is in, I know it’s a Norwegain/ American production so does that mean it’s in English or English subtitiles?

  85. Rolin says:

    Although I find your site extremely useful, I think your categories above may need sorting, as they seem to duplicate and makes it hard to find things. You have 6 categories with (No Exact Date) -September, October, November, Autumn, December, Unknown.
    Why not just have 2012 dates unknown, and then when dates are confirmed move them in to the respective month.
    That way if it is not in a speciofic month just look at the unknown dates for your show. I have noticed that there seem to be multiple categories for 2013 already, and again makes it confusing to find shows and easy to duplicate shows with contradicting information when confirmations are received.

    I do hope this comes across as constructive criticism, because I really think you guys do a fantastic job, you save us all a lot of time trawling through multiple websites

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Thanks for the post and I am sure Dave will consider it. And rest assured it is received in the constructive manner in which you intended, so no worries.

      My view is that dumping every show that doesn’t yet have a date, into one big “unknown” box would make it harder, not easier, to follow. There are many shows where the month or season of broadcast is known, but not the specific date. Others, like 666 Park Ave for example, we only know who will be broadcasting it, not when. I consider those to be two very different categories.
      At the moment, it is set out chronologically, and the “completely unknown” section is kept to a minimum.

      Personally, I find this the easiest to scan and I prefer having shows as defined as possible – in other words, I wouldn’t expect to see Peep Show, for example, listed under “unknown” when it IS known that it will air in November.

    • Dave Elliott Dave says:

      Hi Rolin,

      No offence taken, all feedback is good. 🙂

      I know it’s not always the easiest thing to follow, but it’s the most accurate way i’ve found of doing it so far. I’m not a fan of having one giant unknown category as they aren’t all unknown. For example, we know Blue Bloods, Season 3 will be on Sky Atlantic in October 2012, we just don’t have the exact date. Ultimately, i’d like to overhaul this section of the site to make it easier to navigate and update, but that’ll take a little time! I’ll have a chat with Andrew to though, see what he thinks.

      Cheers and thanks for the feedback.
      Dave 🙂

  86. Liam Halls says:

    Hi

    Does anybody know why Sky living are showing two episodes of Supernatural each week? Don’t get me wrong I love having two episodes to watch each week but I’m worried this might be a sign that they might drop it?

    Liam

    • Rolin says:

      There is always the hope that they want to run through this season quickly to actually catch up and start showing the next season straight after it as the new season starts in the states this month – Heres hoping.

      • Andrew Andrew says:

        I don’t think it is necessarily a sign that they will be showing Season 8 sooner, nor that they are preparing to drop it altogether, though the former is perhaps slightly more likely.

        More likely it is just tiddlywinks scheduling, in that they are making future space for something else.

    • Tracy says:

      After hearing about SkyLiving doubling up on episodes of “Supernatural” I messaged them on Twitter asking if they’d be showing season 8 closer to the US air date they replied saying “no, the DVD comes out at the end of the run. S8 won’t air till next year”. So it looks like they’re doubling up just to make sure they’ve finished it before the DVD comes out.

  87. Amie says:

    Hi! This is my third (time lucky?!) of asking about Kendra On Top. I know E! dropped Kendra when the lady herself went to another broadcaster, but I can’t find any info anywhere on if/when it will be aired in the UK. Please can you help? On another note, any ideas when season 4 of Sister Wives will be shown over here? They always seem to creep up on me! Thanks tons and tons in advance, Amie.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Amie, so sorry for not replying sooner. I’m afraid I’m not aware of any UK broadcast information for Kendra on top. As for Sister Wives, season 2 (but not 3) appears to be repeating at the moment, so it could indicate season 4 is quite a while off. Sorry there’s no more info to pass on at the moment

    • allison says:

      i tried to find out if discovery rt was planning on showing sister wives season 3 ( my guilty pleasure lol) and all they would tell me is that they can only look a month ahead in their schedule, i am hoping that the repeating of season 2 is in preperation for the new season.

  88. Rolin says:

    Now that we have almost had a full week of September, is it worth archiving the August dates?

    • Dave Elliott Dave says:

      Hi Rolin,

      My fault, i was on holiday, and forgot to do it when I got back. It’s updated now! 😀

      In other news, we’re moving server (*hopefully* soon) to a bigger one, as all you lovely people visiting us keeps making our current server explode. 😉

      Cheers,
      Dave

  89. Spencer says:

    Any chance of adding Freash Meat and Friday Night Dinner to the list
    The TV add on channel 4 says coming soon

  90. Kelly says:

    Hiya

    Any idea when Happy Ending’s will air in the UK?

    Also will the UK be getting Partners?

    Thanks

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Which season of Happy Endings are you looking for, Kelly? Season 3 starts in America at the end of October, so, depending on the terms of the UK licence, I wouldn’t necessarily expect it here until next year.

      Partners hasn’t aired yet in America, and no Uk channel has confirmed its purchase yet.

  91. Daragh says:

    Hi notify me when the vampire diaries season 4 starts, as well as fringe season 5, touch season 2, bones season 7, & Criminal minds. Thanks Daragh

  92. Oli Miller says:

    Did the border season 3 ever get shown on FX?

  93. CrimTV says:

    Channel 5 secures the free-to-air rights for Chuck season 3 and NCIS seasons 9 and 10

    http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2012/09/channel-5-free-to-air-chuck-ncis/

    Apparently both Chuck S3 and NCIS S9 cannot air until 2013, and S10 can’t air till 2014, due to the fact it hasn’t finished on FXUK yet! Don’t know if they are thinking of picking up 4 and then later 5 for everyone who didn’t get to see it???

  94. Con says:

    I read somewhere that ITV2’s switch starts on october. any news on that?

  95. James Gulleford says:

    Castle premiers on 24th September 2012 in the USA so I hope we won’t have to wait till next March!

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Well, you never know of course, James, but the last three seasons also premiered in America in late September, so it really will boil down to the terms and conditions of the UK licence for season 5. Fingers crossed though, eh.

  96. hannah says:

    just found this site and i LOOOOOOOOOOVE it !!!!!!!!!!!!! favourited!!!!!!

  97. Jafeee says:

    Any-one know lost girl uk air date? Thanku xx

  98. thetvking thetvking says:

    Looks like Sky Atlantic have cancelled Hit & Miss after only 1 series.
    http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2012/09/sky-atlantic-cancels-drama-series-hit-miss/

  99. Alison says:

    Hi just wondering if anyone knows when we will get season 2 of Revenge. Season 1 was shown on E4.
    Many thanks
    Alison

  100. Claudia says:

    Hi

    Love the website.

    Any news on Parenthood season 3? Will there be a UK DVD release?

    Thanks in advance

  101. Damo says:

    Casually tried to watch the revolution pilot because its on NBC website and thought because it was loading abit longer it would work but hopes dashed saying try another clip oh well hopefully the American public like it enough and it won’t crash and burn so then a uk network might see sense and pick up the broadcast rights

  102. Andy says:

    More4 has Shameless US for late 2012 or early 2013

    http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2012/09/more4-shameless-season-2/

  103. Tracy says:

    I asked SkyLiving about the “Bones” start date on Twitter (@Sky_LivingPR) – I said that I’d heard that it started on October 3rd – and they replied saying “Bones returns early in the new yr. It doesn’t premiere in the US till late Sept”.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Ah, good old Sky Living. They do keep us on our toes. They have said the same thing about Criminal Minds. Perhaps leaving space in the Autumn schedule for American Sherlock.

      Thanks Tracy – that’s updated

      • Tracy says:

        I’m disappointed that they’re waiting til Early 2013 to show “Bones” and “Criminal Minds” this season as both shows were shown closer to the US air date – I think with “Criminal Minds” there was only a month gap.

        • Andrew Andrew says:

          I suspect it will be an unpopular decision amongst the “I want it now” brigade, but will make the “I don’t like mid-season breaks” gang happy. There’s only 111 days until Christmas, and it won’t be that long thereafter 🙂

      • Brian says:

        They’ve started advertising Elementary as ‘coming soon’ so it does seem plausible.

    • Damo says:

      I just finished watching hotel hell and it showed a quick promo clip of bones and it looked great and can’t wait to watch it I thought sky living were ok at getting some shows near the US premiere date because it starts on fox in 13 days times

  104. jo says:

    Hi, when does the new season of Grimm series two start.

  105. MegaKinik says:

    Could you please please please find out when drop dead diva season 4 is airing in the uk? I know it’s on sky living but when??????
    Thanks!

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Based on previous years it should be on by now. There were rumours earlier in the year that Sky Living wasn’t going to broadcast season 4 but these apparently are not the case. However, there is no confirmation of date yet

  106. Oli Miller says:

    Does anyone know if Episodes has got a 3rd season?

    • Dan says:

      As far as I know, nothing confirmed yet. As it’s a collaboration of networks, I don’t know if this changes things slightly in terms of renewal. I’m sure Andrew or Dave will be able to advise if it does.

      • Andrew Andrew says:

        The Beeb and Showtime ordered a second series right after the first had aired. Viewership of the second series was quite a bit lower than the first so a decision is clearly not as quick or easy .

        • Andy says:

          David Nevins (president of Showtime) said at TCA that they would likey order another season but given they need to hammer out a deal with BBC may take up until a moth after completeion of s2 in the US

  107. John says:

    Hi Dave/Andrew.

    Any news on an exact date as to when More4 will screen season 4 of Southand? In America the season finished in March and Season 5 starts up again in Feb 2013, but no season 4 yet here in the UK. Ch4 screened the repeat of Season 3 during the summer.

    Be great if you could find out for us Southland fans as it is one hell of a show!

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      John, I am also a fan of Southland, and we are expecting it back in October here, so on that basis it will be a few weeks before a specific date is confirmed.

  108. DD says:

    Are you going to be removing any of the unknown air dates for shows like Army Wives & The Playboy Club as it seems very unlikely they will get picked up now. 😉

    PS: Could you add Go On to the unknown air dates as it looks brill.

  109. allison says:

    just to add to the illegel downloading posts, I find it difficult to believe that with the selection of tv now anyone would feel that they had to download, maybe it’s my age, i grew up with four channels to choose from and the international import to watch was “neighbours”!! lol , while I know everyone is different I prefer waiting and getting to watch the season all the way through and if it’s cheaper to buy that way doesn’t that mean that maybe we could end up with programmes that would otherwise be left on the shelf

  110. Andrew Andrew says:

    For those waiting for news of JJ Abrams’ Revolution.

    Early opinion from the Comic-Con viewing of the pilot was mixed. Further advanced screenings will be taking place from tomorrow, from which a larger pool of opinion may be gleaned.

    With no UK deal yet confirmed, these opinions may influence any negotiations.

  111. DD says:

    What will happen to Simpsons & Raising Hope when Sinbad ends on the 30th?

    • damo says:

      Probably nothing they still have quite a few episodes to air in the seasons if you mean something like that or maybe the time my change or stay the same which is most likely to happen

  112. chrisrus1 says:

    Sky. 1 have posted on twitter that they’re showing Game of Thrones season 1 from next Monday.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      This is good news for Virgin viewers who haven’t already watched the bluray. Thanks Chris.

      In the absence of an agreement on Sky Atlantic, I hope this sets a precedent.

  113. Charlie Hogg says:

    When does the new season of The Biggest Loser start on Sky Living?

  114. gfunk says:

    this is in reply to illigally downloading tv shows fromthe internet – if you download them then they wont have the audience figures so the shows will get cancelled so you are totally shooting yourself in the foot as if they get cancelled you wont have anything to watch you idiot.

    • Damo says:

      Good point but most shows are American and viewership only really counts out there and not so much anywhere else really because people who live out there would never have to do any of that and if the viewership in a show is falling it could be people tuning out and when it comes to the uk we are one of the last of the European country’s to get any shows most of the time and they don’t reconsider the uk viewership that much because they have so many other outlets so its no wonder why people do it they just want to see their favourite shows quicker in foreign countries

      • Andrew Andrew says:

        Britain is not usually the last to get American shows vis-a-vis other European countries, but granted it can appear that way sometimes. However, the few that do appear in Germany, Sweden etc, before the UK, is more than balanced out by the volume and variety of American shows we receive vis-a-vis these other countries.

        Cancellations stem from ratings and ratings generally count only US viewership for US shows. Although overseas sales contribute to the ultimate financial success of a programme (as do subsequent DVD sales), they matter little if any to the ratings.

        For example, if every single person in the UK, Germany and France tuned in weekly to watch Alcatraz, it still would have been cancelled on account of its low US ratings – because we as foreign consumers cannot be targeted by the all important advertising slots.

        • Damo says:

          Another example is the show nikita which during most of season even though it hasn’t finished airing here in the uk averaged a 0.4 rating on a Friday night 8 pm timeslot with no lead in on the CW those rating are pretty bad but because the show had really good international sales to over sea’s markets it premiered with decent rating on most of the channels it aired on but other CW shows such as the secret circle just didn’t cut it but with your example of Alcatraz it premiered strong in America with 3.3 rating which is good but then just kept dropping to 1.7 and even though sales were good else where it just didn’t cut it in viewership people just tuned out.

          I follow all of the ratings through a few websites and this gives me the grades they get when working out the averages for both network a cable shows

          • CrimTV says:

            What I don’t get though, despite the ratings drop and high lead-in, The Secret Circle was still the second highest rated show of the season on CW apart from TVD.

        • Dave Elliott Dave says:

          Generally true, although there are some oddities. Baywatch for example was pretty much kept on the air by international markets after being canned in the US. Primeval also got renewed for (what i suspect was) it’s final season by a collaboration of international broadcasters, due to it’s popularity in those countries. So international viewing figures can have an impact, albeit rarely!

          So, “if every single person in the UK, Germany and France tuned in weekly to watch Alcatraz” i suspect it would actually have got a 2nd season somehow due to the overseas demand, either via Netflix, or some international network collaboration… Although, yes, it probably still would have been dumped by the US network! 😉

    • The Kingslayer says:

      But what if you download to watch shows like say Breaking Bad where no network in the UK shows it ? Granted Netflix has now started to show it but for awhile there was no way to enjoy this show other than to resort to torrents.

      I am not a big fan of downloading but when it comes to shows that are not broadcast here I don’t have much of an issue with it.

      • Dave Elliott Dave says:

        That is a fair point, but as you say, Breaking Bad is on Netflix in the UK now.

        For me as the site owner, the main issue is that I deal with the TV companies, so I can’t have links posted or promote illegal downloading. And downloading a show, even if it’s not airing in the UK, is still technically illegal…

        I make no moral judgements, it’s just I can’t have the site promoting illegal services. 🙂

      • Andrew Andrew says:

        If it is free, from any source other than its production network or licence-holder in the country of download, then it’s almost certainly illegal.

        No different to taking a DVD from the shop without paying.

        The reason I sound like a broken record is because it is not a risk-free activity. The financial penalties can be huge, and far outweigh any initial enjoyment one may gain from not waiting a bit longer for a favourite show.

        Personal choice though. Can we move on pleaase.

  115. Jamie says:

    Does anyone know if a UK broadcaster has picked up RL Stine’s The Haunting Hour?
    Seen some hype about it, and really hope it gets picked up over here!

  116. thetvking thetvking says:

    The Office US season 6 is now available on Netflix UK

  117. DD says:

    Since Modern Family might be coming back on the 28th, it makes sense if The Middle season 4 comes on the 28th as well, as they air together in America (and the UK) the same night normally.

    • Tommy says:

      There is an episode of “The Middle” scheduled on Sky1 at 7.30pm on Friday 28th right before “Modern Family”, but Sky1 hasn’t confirmed their returns and the episode being showed has yet to be announced. It seems likely – in my opinion anyways – that both series will premiere their new seasons that day, due to the similar situation last year…

      • DD says:

        Just realised that the season 4 premiere of The Middle (like season 3), is for an whole hour, so it would have to start at seven if Modern Family was at eight. I’m hoping it’s just a mistake because I can’t wait for season 4!

        • Tommy says:

          They could still split the two-part episode over two weeks. Season 5 of The Big Bang Theory premiered as a double-bill in the US, but was split over two weeks here in the UK – although that was E4 and CBS, not Sky1 and ABC – but still…

  118. Rachael says:

    Hello
    Does anyone know if a US show called Scandal has been picked up by a UK broadcaster? Season 2 will be airing in the States in September on ABC (I think).

    • Damo says:

      Not at the moment and probably not going to be picked up for a while but it depends on how season 2 airs and if it is still popular and gets renewed or does good in the ratings then a uk network my buy the rights to air it over here also the first season was very good and glad is coming back

  119. Paul says:

    Gets on my nerves when we cant watch the US TV shows either they dont get picked up or have to wait ages, just do what i do go on XXXX and download them, i know it naughty but hey we got a right to watch them as well, have watched all off supernatural, all of the latest borgias and all of chucks and they perfect quality

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Hi Paul. Whilst we respect personal choice, we cannot condone the viewing of TV shows over the Internet in any circumstances other than with the permission of the rights holder (ie legally). Most, if not all, situations where a tv show can be viewed over the Internet before its first run in that country, are illegal, and therefore not a permissible topic for discussion here.

      In most cases, American tv shows are available within 6 months of their US first run, and increasingly even sooner than that, right up to within a week. So in the grand scheme of things, it’s not long to wait. A handful take longer, and some are not picked up at all, but most of the latter become available on disc.

      At any rate, with copyright holders increasingly pursuing legal remedies, if your IP address happens to get handed over, you may ultimately be cheaper going to America for a few months to watch your shows.

      I would just reiterate to everyone- this method of viewing shows is not condoned by the site and it is not a permissible topic for discussion here.

      Thank you

  120. Peter says:

    Any further info on the following would be appreciated please:

    Fresh Meat – Channel 4 comedy returning for 2nd series supposedly in October i think. Any specific dates yet? (Also, plz add to list as cannot see it)

    The Listener – There were rumours that FX may have dropped the show and not be showing season 3 onwards. Any news on that or do you still expect them to show it this Summer?

    30 Rock – Still no news on when the second half of season 6 is going to air on Comedy Central?

    A Town Called Eureka – Now that all the seasons have been shown do you think they will finally show last Xmas’s show this Xmas?

    Psych – Looking for season 6 on Universal?

    The Booth at the End – Looking for season 2 on FX? think its currently airing on pay to view hulu on internet.

    Thx for any help.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Hi Peter.

      Fresh Meat – no confirmation from C4 yet, and the only place I’ve seen October mentioned was in one of the tabloid newspapers.

      The Listener – currently still awaiting any official confirmation from FX

      30 Rock – not yet

      Eureka – Yes, that’s what happened last year

      Psych – not yet but don’t worry you haven’t missed it

      The Booth at the End – season 1 was available on FXUK’s website and the new season is expected there shortly

  121. DD says:

    Have any UK broadcasters shown interest in NBC comedy Go On?

  122. Kayleigh says:

    Hi, I would love to know when the good wife season 3 and the big c season 2 are going to be repeated on more4. I love both these shows but missed them when they were originally aired.

    Ps, this is my new fave website!!!!! I love this. Never again shall I miss my faviourite programms! Just brilliant 🙂

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Hello Kayleigh and thank you for the kind words. There is nothing on The Big C right now but Channel 4 is currently repeating The Good Wife Season 4 on its main channel on Tuesdays. It’s reasonable to assume Season 3 will follow between the end of that run and the premiere of Season 4 on More4.

      • Kayleigh says:

        Many thanks Andrew, that is a massive help. I have also decided that to know so much can only be down to wizardry lol so from here on out all my questions shall begin with Mr Wizardry of T.V ( think it has a good ring to it) ha ha ha. Well thank you again 🙂

  123. allison says:

    hi, sy fy.com is showing season 5 of destination truth and i’m just wondering if anybody knows how long till sy fy uk might show it? thanks

  124. Tommy says:

    Not that it’s been announced or confirmed yet, but an as of yet unannounce episode of Modern Family is set to air on Friday 28 September at 8pm, which could be the season 4 premiere…

    http://digiguide.tv/programme-details/Sky1/28+September+2012/19:00/Modern+Family/Sitcom/

  125. Coombe court says:

    What about Hart of Dixie?

    • Damo says:

      my guess would be even though it hasn’t finished airing yet in the uk and starts later in the US this year it probably wont be over here again til at least the middle of the second season or what really did and air it after the whole season has finished so it could start next april

  126. Luise says:

    Thanks Andrew , guess I’ll just have to wait with bitten nails then lol

  127. Oli Miller says:

    Does anyone know if Sky Atlantic have got the rights to Friday Night Lights Season 3 onwards?

  128. Jen says:

    As sky have moved glee to January because apparently we all would rather wait and have no breaks, does that mean they’ll do the same with all the other US shows like modern family etc.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      In a word, No. Whilst that may have been one consideration in scheduling Glee, legal and financial issues would have predominated. Other shows are, and will be, considered on their own merit, with their own set of issues.

      Don’t worry. It’s not a question of the Sky board sitting down and just deciding to push everything back by 4 months.

  129. Jonathan says:

    hi, you have Alphas twice on here, one in September 2012 (no exact date) and one in October (no exact date) 🙂

    Also any news on when Unforgettable will return? And also Being Erica, it seems like E4 is being very quiet about Being Erica, hope it returns soon!

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Thanks Jonathan. I’ve fixed the Alphas duplication. Unforgettable won’t be back for at least a year, and there is no updated information on Being Erica, I’m afraid

  130. Rebecca Gosden says:

    Anyone Know the start date for Lost Girl Season 3 in the UK and also if there will be another season of The Ringer and Secret Cricle?

    Thanks

  131. Rebecca Gosden says:

    I’m glad I found this site, it is really good. just one question though, Does anyone know when Season 3 of Lost girl will be back on Syfy in the UK?

    Thanks

  132. Oli Miller says:

    2 ITV dramas called The Scapegoat & Leaving airing 9th Sept & 10th Sept @ 9pm (taken from http://www.tvwise.co.uk/premiere-dates/uk/)

  133. Oli Miller says:

    Season 3 of Treme starts in the States on 23rd September (according to Wikipedia). As it’s on Sky Atlantic, it’ll air fairly closely to that date – Seasons 1 & 2 have been on Fridays which could make the air date 28th September.

  134. DD says:

    Gossip Girl is Season 6 not Season 5. 🙂

  135. Luise says:

    Any idea when though ? NCIS LA was a real clif hanger ending !

  136. Miranda says:

    Will the Xfactor USA Season 2 (i.e. the one with Britney, Demi etc) be shown in the UK? I know season 1 was aired on ITV2 last year, but I haven’t seen anything about season 2. Any ideas?

    Thanks

  137. Palmer says:

    Cheers for the info.

    Just a slight correction, Hawaii Five O is returning with season 3 & NCIS Los Angeles is going to be season 4. You’ve got them round the wrong way.

  138. Charlie Parnell-Hogg says:

    Is it true that 666 Park Avenue has been brought by itv2? I’ve read comments but would just like to know.

  139. Rob says:

    Someone asked about Romanzo Criminale recently. According to Digital Spy’s Premiere List Page, S2 starts on Tuesday, September 18th at 9pm on Sky Arts

  140. Dan says:

    I don’t know if this is the “type” of show (if there is a type, of course) that you guys advertise, but would it be possible to add Sky’s Stella series onto your list? Season 2 airs January 2013, and it has been renewed in advance for Season 3.

    http://sky1.sky.com/stella/stella-back-for-series-3

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Hi Dan. No, we don’t really have a type. Clearly the remit has grown far beyond the original idea and we aim to be as comprehensive as possible. Therefore, I have added it in,

  141. Steve says:

    What happened to Bored to Death season 3? I heard Sky Atlantic were going to show it in the autumn, but it doesn’t seem to be listed above. Have they dropped it?

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Steve, no particular reason. As it has been cancelled, and season 3 didn’t review as well as the first two, it may not be a priority, but I don’t believe they have dropped it. I’ve added it into the undated Autumn list

  142. Alan says:

    Is there any news on if anyone has picked up Major Crimes (follow on from The Closer). Has been on in US for a few weeks now but nothing heard here yet.

  143. DD says:

    At least The Glee Project will be on in the Autumn, that will keep me going until January.

    Poor Sky, they can’t win. But it will be like it’s back on E4 because we always had to wait until January when it was on there.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Although that particular programme is not my cup of tea at all, my personal preference is for holding off until the season can be broadcast uninterrupted.

      Firstly it is invariably cheaper to buy, allowing the UK channel to retain more funds which can subsequently be invested in other new purchases or commissions.

      Secondly, and particularly with programmes containing even a degree of serial nature (as opposed to pure procedurals), I find it frustrating to be just getting into the story when it disappears for several weeks.

      It is personal preference of course, but the one thing that most people would want (a UK premiere date within days of the US, PLUS an uninterrupted run, just cannot happen with many of the US autumn shows.

  144. shelley says:

    Supernatural Season 8 – any news on a UK air date??

    • DD says:

      Supernatural season 7 hasn’t even finished on Sky Living yet, there really slow with new episodes.

      • Andrew Andrew says:

        Ah yes, the much-discussed UK airing of supernatural. Sky living has taken a lot of heat on this, for waiting 10 months before showing it, causing some folks to call for its “return” to ITV2. However the term “legal issues” suggests that perhaps a figure could not be agreed with the rights holder, and this timescale and its accompanying price, was agreed.

        It doesn’t necessarily mean we will have to wait until August 2013 for season 8- although that will depend again on the negotiations surrounding the price of purchasing the rights for UK broadcast- but it does at least mean that any confirmation is unlikely while we are still on episode 5 of 23 in season 7.

      • Brian says:

        At least they’re now doubling up on eps.

  145. Jen says:

    Not impressed with sky moving glee to January! Will probably end up watching it online now.

  146. Natalie says:

    Sky 1 have just announced Glee season 4 will return in January 2013 – Im assuming its because they had so much stick for the breaks last year they have decided to run it uninterupted this year!

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Thanks Natalie – that’s been updated.

      Unfortunately, Sky will probably now just take flak from those who want to see it right away. I guess they can’t win either way.

  147. DD says:

    Sky1 have announced Moone Boy for Friday 14th September at 9:30pm. This is confirmed plus TVWise have ran a story on it. 🙂

  148. Damo says:

    Just a heads up anger management has been renewed for 90 episodes from fx and back on in the US in January and we will probably air in February in the uk or before depending on what deal comedy central worked out

  149. Paul Wilson says:

    Red dwarf on dave will be 4th october at 9pm

    http://uktv.co.uk/dave/homepage/sid/9281

  150. DD says:

    Will ITV2 be showing The X-Factor US a day after like last year?

    Also heard a while back that 5 had picked up TBS The Wedding Band but nothing since?

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Regarding XFUSA there’s a discussion on that in the comments below (25th August), regarding Cowell’s next day deal.

      As for The Wedding Band, Channel 5 did buy it, and will show it on 5*, but as it doesn’t have a specific US date yet (only “November”), they can’t confirm a UK date yet either.

  151. Brian says:

    Lilyhammer s1 – September 11th BBC Four 10:00pm.
    Two And A Half Men s10 – October 1st Comedy Central 9:00pm.
    Perception s1 – October 3rd Watch 9:00pm.

  152. Damo says:

    Hello have you heard anything about the river coming to uk at any point because I thought it was available on iTunes and if that is the case ive probably missed it when it was on their

    • DD says:

      The River has been released on iTunes here, but it was cancelled by ABC so there isn’t much chance of seeing it come to British TV now.

  153. Katie says:

    Merlin has been confirmed by Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps for 29th September. There will be 13 episodes and it should be running every week, ending on 22nd December.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Katie, I watched that speech from earlier in the year and all Johnny said was “autumn”.

      However, I’ve moved it in the list above because it is more logical given the number of episodes and it seems to be the preferred expectation of second and third hand sources.

      I wouldn’t consider it confirmed though, until Auntie says so!!

  154. luke says:

    does anyone know is sky arts going to show season 2 of romanzo criminale,and if yes when thanks?

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Hi Luke. I’m afraid not. But with only two series, and being a couple of years old, it’s highly unlikely they bought only the first series, so it will appear at some point.

  155. mark says:

    After initally announcing that the second season of The Almighty Johnsons would premiere on Thursday September 13th at 10pm, Syfy UK has moved the premiere date for the show’s second season to Monday September 17th at 10pm.

    http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2012/08/syfy-uk-moves-premiere-date-for-the-almighty-johnsons-season-2/

  156. mark says:

    The second season of NBC’s supernatural drama series Grimm will receive its UK premiere on Watch on Monday October 22nd at 9pm, it has been announced.

    http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2012/08/watch-sets-uk-premiere-date-for-grimm-season-2/

  157. calypte says:

    If anyone hears of repeats of American Horror Story s1, or Walking Dead s2 (again, I know I just missed it!) then would you mind shouting out here? Thanks!

  158. siobhan dawsonf says:

    Do you know anything about the american drama ‘Switched at birth’ being shown on British TV?
    Regards
    Siobhan

    • Damo says:

      Ive heard a few good things about this program bit annoyed it hasn’t been picked up yet but if it was I guess by mtv maybe they could pair it with pretty little liars or something

  159. Kirsty Jermey says:

    Hiya, can you tell me when teen mom season 4 (the final season) will air in the uk?

    Thank You

    Xxxx

  160. Emma says:

    Hi do you know if True Blood will still be shown on channel 4 or it it just fx now? Thanks 🙂

    • Dave Elliott Dave says:

      Hi Emma,

      Channel 4 dropped the 2nd run rights, so they’ve reverted to Sky (as part of the Sky/HBO deal). So True Blood will now air on FXUK first then Sky Atlantic.

      Cheers,
      Dave

  161. Amanda says:

    Secret Circle?!?!

  162. Jess says:

    I was wondering if anyone could confirm that the Canadian cop show King thats been showing on Universal has been axed, I saw it on wikipedia so thought i’d ask a more reliable source. Thanks

  163. Damo says:

    Was wondering why the uk networks pay so much to import shows when they can use some money to make some half decent shows of there own so at least there will not be as many repeats or at least they could extend some series by a few more episodes.

    Also Wednesday 26th September south park rest of season 16 returns in the us so the uk will get it normally a couple of weeks after on comedy central with a double episode I got this from tvbythenumbers and Wikipedia has it as well

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Hi Damo. Whilst there will always be a degree of negotiation on price, the uk channels have to Pay so much because that’s what it costs. It works the other way too, when BBC Worldwide, for example, sells programmes overseas.

      As for the balance of foreign and domestic programming, of course different people have their preferences and the channels try to cater for as broad a spectrum as possible. But if you dig around, you will find some extremely high quality domestic programming (doctor who, Sherlock, downton abbey, to name but a few that have been very successful here and sold to numerous foreign markets), and some dud foreign imports, and vice-versa.

      It’s a balancing act of course and different channels have different budgets, and have variations in their target audiences. But overall, there is literally masses of choice – just look at the long list above!!!

      Thanks for the post

      • Dave Elliott Dave says:

        There are a few of other benefits too.

        1. It can be more cost effective to buy in than make your own (especially for FX heavy shows – Stargate/Star Trek etc…)
        2. It means someone else takes the risk of a show failing (but then they also get the rewards when they don’t).
        And 3. If a show has already run a season (or half a season) abroad, you’ve got a decent idea of if it may rate well in the UK.

        As Andrew says, it’s a balancing act though. BBC for example really has to justify buying in shows as it’s public money. Channel 4 or Sky don’t (and in the case of Sky’s deep pockets, can pretty much buy whatever they like, and see what sticks…)

        Cheers,
        Dave

      • damo says:

        My point is I wish some of the uk networks would just make a few more shows of a different variety and give them and existing ones longer season so there will be less repeats

        • Andrew Andrew says:

          Hi Damo. Well I think they do make a wide variety already- take Sky1 for example with Spy, Strike Back, Sinbad. Ok, they all start with S, but otherwise suit quite a range of tastes.

          As for repeats, they remain extremely useful for people who don’t have PVRs or on demand services. And really you only need to spend a day or two watching American channels outside the peak evening hours to notice the grass ain’t greener.

          But as for the length of British series, I agree entirely. Red Dwarf took four years to produce as many episodes as a full US series, and three episodes of Sherlock every 18 months or so just isn’t enough for something so brilliant.

          My personal view is much the same as yours – I would love to see more quality British shows being produced- god knows the talent certainly exists- but not at the expense of the foreign imports (over 85% American) that I enjoy also.

          But as Dave says, it’s down to budget and that unfortunately is finite, even for sky. And until the population of the UK hits 300 million, it won’t change much

    • thetvking thetvking says:

      Many of the big US of the big US shows cost millions per episode, heck some stars get big money for each episode. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Top-TV-Earners-1021717.aspx

      Just look how much netflix is looking to spend on 2 seasons of a new show. $100 million at $3 million per episode. http://www.reelseo.com/mastered-distribution-netflix-produce-content/

      With that in mind, the rights to show one of the top US shows over here will be a lot less than the budget to make them. As the US has a bigger audience, they will always have bigger budgets than us generally. Also popular US shows will have a certain amount of online press and interest before they reach here. Making it easier and cheaper to sell to the audience.

      Often you will see press release where a UK channel picks up a group of shows. Usually with 1 or 2 big shows, think Homeland and New Girl for channel 4 and then a few smaller shows. The smaller shows were probably bundled with the big shows to get a good price for the US rights holders. So for the big budget stuff it is always going to be cheaper to buy the UK rights.

      You also see money talking when it comes to getting shows close to the US air date, Sky make a lot of the fact when they can bring you a show like 24, House, Glee, Lost etc only days after the US. While other smaller channels have to wait months or even until the season has finished in the US like 5USA with Sons Of Anarchy. As the costs involved in airing close to the US air date will be more. The cost to have a show on the VOD services also costs more and old agreements won’t have had it included. Think of BBC3’s US comedy shows.

  164. lisa says:

    Any news on treme season 3 ?

  165. siobhan flynn says:

    Do you know when the american crime show unforgettable will be on, it was not renewed in america but then the network changed their mind and now it is back on, do you have any information regarding this show ? And i have to say this website is phenomenal great work

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Hi Siobhan. You are spot on regarding Unforgettable’s fate. However, it won’t appear in America until next year so realistically as far as we are concerned, is at least 12 months away.

  166. M.F Luder says:

    Hello i was wondering if anybody knew when the ultimate fighter season 16 is returning it starts in america september 14 th i think usually its on espn but it might be on FX thank you!

  167. EB says:

    Star Wars; The Clone Wars season 5 To air on the 29th of September in the US. On the Cartoon Network at 9:30am on Saturday No date on when CNUK will show it

  168. luke says:

    any news on season2 of romasa crimalia on sky arts

  169. Kirsty says:

    Is there any news about go on featuring Matthew Perry or JJ Abrams Revolution?? Thanks

  170. DD says:

    Do you think Sky Living will cut Nikita in half into two parts like last year? Plus Sky1 is airing Trollied on Friday at 9pm and normally the Sky channels work their schedules so no shows conflict each other. I know that this is Sky Living though so they’ll probably stop it at episode 12 and bring it back a year later. Also have 5 picked up TBS show The Wedding Band?

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      With Nikita, or any other American programme, if the UK channel begins it close to the American premiere to please those who want to see it right away, they will invariably have to cut it in half as the mid-season break is completely outwith their control. They cannot broadcast new episodes before they are broadcast in the domestic market, I’m afraid. It can be avoided by the UK channel beginning the broadcast later (January for example) to allow them to air the season uninterrupted, but that can be unpopular with some people who don’t like to wait that bit longer.

      As for the Sky channels, I’m sure they each have to broadcast “something” at 9pm on a Friday so some clashes are bound to occur.

      • DD says:

        What I mean is that Nikita aired season 2 back in Sept 2011 in the US but only began showing in the UK July 2012. The US has finished season 2 so Sky would’nt need to take a break in the middle.

        • Andrew Andrew says:

          Ah, I see. Fair enough, that’s a different topic. Sometimes the rights that are purchased are such that the season in question has to complete its broadcast in its domestic market (sometimes referred to as “legal issues”).

  171. Jemma Tague says:

    Hi do you know when the next season of lost girl starts. It’s on Scifi

  172. Greg says:

    Hello all – great site! Thanks for doing this. Any word about the next season (I believe season 7?) of Weeds? Sky Atlantic showed the last one last winter I believe. Thanks!

  173. Victoria says:

    About merlin starting on the 29th that is what it said on Wikipedia but now I’ve checked again and nothing no exact date.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Ok, thanks very much Victoria. Wikipedia can be a great source of information but because of the public authoring system it uses, can at times be inaccurate- unless of course the bit of information you are looking at is referenced with a reputable source (with tv Airdates the best of course are statements from the channel itself).

      I think what we’ll do for now is leave it as TBC- it seems quite probable it could be on the 29th but if it’s ok, I’d rather wait until someone comes across something from the BBC- saves me potentially changing it twice, you see !!!

      I’m sure we’ll know fairly soon and thanks so much for posting

  174. DD says:

    Just noticed that you haven’t got NBC comedy The New Normal on your list. E4 confirmed the shows pickup in their press releases and theres plenty of other websites which have confirmed this such as Digital Spy, TVWise & The Guardian.

  175. Sheena Rae says:

    Do you know if Chase which was shown on Sky1 starring Jesse Metcalfe will show a season 2?

  176. olivia ile says:

    i would like to know when teen wolf season 3 comes to the UK

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Wow! Ok, well Season 2 only started last month and new episodes are still airing, so season 3 Is not going to be anytime before June next year, probably July.

  177. Andrew Andrew says:

    Well, here is a little bit of fun for a sunny Sunday, and it is actually entirely on topic !!

    Apparently if you tweet GO #VINDALUNAR you hasten the inflation of a balloon (which you can see via webcam on Channel Dave’s website), which in turn will reveal the airdate of Red Dwarf X.

    Give it a go.

  178. Tommy says:

    Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour and The Protector premiere on Alibi on Monday 29 October at 9pm and 10pm respectively.

    http://uktv.co.uk/network/homepage/sid/5391/homepageid/5648

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Thanks Tommy. That’s been updated now

    • gfunk says:

      to all – dont waste your time watching The Protector it cas cancelled before it even finished in america. watch something else or thatll be 13 hours of a waste of your life. pity it looked good to with a good cast

      • Andy says:

        I’ve never understood the reasoning behind comments like this. Just because a series is shortlived we shouldnt watch and try to get some enjoyment from it?

        • Andrew Andrew says:

          Agreed.

          Quite often, but not always, a programme is short BECAUSE it is not considered to be good (defined in financial terms). Not the other way round (ie bad just because it is short).

          I enjoyed Firefly and Fawlty Towers immensely and they had only 14 and 12 episodes, respectively.

          The enjoyment of a TV programme is subjective.

  179. Victoria says:

    Merlin series 5 is to start September 29th.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Thank you. But please quote the source. Is it confirmation direct from the source, is it confirmation or speculation from a reputable second-hand source, or is it third, fourth or fifth hand from the Internet rumour mill.

      I know it sounds like a broken record and I’m sorry- but we have to try and ensure the list is as accurate as possible or it wouldn’t be a credible collection of information for everyone who visits.

      Thanks again, and we do appreciate everyone taking the time to post.

      • chrissy says:

        Hi guys

        Just to add to the confusion, I just read in The Express TV Guide that DR.Who will air 5 eps this year and the rest in 2013. That would put Merlin probably back to the 6th of October unless they double up. 🙂

  180. Can You Put Lacey Turner’s New Drama Switch on Your List Please Because The Show Starts This Autumn 2012 on ITV 2 Thanks. From Edward Perkins

  181. Andy says:

    tvwise ran something this morning on Parks and Recreation situation. Apparently BBC Four dont have it yet, but will soon

    http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2012/08/exclusive-bbc-four-parks-and-recreation/

  182. Chris says:

    Have you changed the font for the description of shows? Suddenly it seems really hard to read, might be easier without italics, but I’ve never had a problem before.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Chris, There hasn’t been any format or font change and the page appears both legible and the same on my computer and even on the iphone with its very small screen.

      I know that doesn’t help you much, but I just wanted to acknowledge your post – Dave is far more IT-wise and may be able to shed a bit more light on the issue.

  183. Jen says:

    Love the site. Just wanted to point out that UKTV programme highlights website indicates Perception on watch on the 3rd october and Grimm (still on Watch) on the 22nd of october . Don’t know if it will stay that way but here you go.
    http://uktv.co.uk/network/homepage/sid/6774/homepageid/5649

  184. DD says:

    Parks and Recreation looks like it is going to be picked up because The Guardian has said that BBC4 is close to signing a deal for it, plus since it was put in the statement and then deleted it appears the BBC was one step ahead of themseleves.

  185. Jen says:

    Any more news on 30 rock

  186. DD says:

    According to TVWise, ITV2’s new acquisitions Ben and Kate, Up All Night, 666 Park Avenue & Animal Practice are down as TBA 2012. I know that it’s most likely they’ll be on in 2013, but I thought I’d let you know.

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Thanks very much DD. We’ll keep them in the unknown section for now, as that covers both bases until some more concrete information is forthcoming

  187. Robert says:

    Just went to record the almighty Johnson for the 6th September. Not there. Tomb raider again. On their official Facebook page, it says 14th

  188. The Kingslayer says:

    Sucks that 5* have dropped Californiaction I always enjoyed that show.

    Fantastic to hear BBC4 might pick up Parks and Recreations, finally my license fee could get put to good use.

  189. The Kingslayer says:

    It says on the homepage schedule Breaking Bad series 4 all day, does this mean Netflix because the dvd comes out in October ?

  190. Smeghead says:

    Hi, do you know when Being Human is back on? Thank you.

  191. CrimTV says:

    Hello, might want to add that ITV2 have also picked up Ben and Kate (FOX) and Animal Practice (NBC) 🙂

  192. Damon says:

    Hello was wondering if you had any news about cougar and if sky living has picked this up for season 4 even though it has changed from abc to tbs cable network

  193. Dave says:

    ITV have Mrs Biggs to start 5 September.

    They also have press packs out for both Leaving (3-parter by Tony Marchant) & The Scapegoat (one off film based on du Maurier novel) so I would imagine they will both be out sometime in September.

    Ditto for BBC1’s Last Tango in Halifax with Derek Jacobi & Anne Reid.

    BBC’s programme information for Week 37 confirms: The Thick of It (8/9) and Lilyhammer (11/9).

  194. Peter says:

    Can you see if you can find the air date for Ken Folletts World Without End on Channel 4 please.

    This is the ‘sequel’ to Pillars of the Earth.

    All i can find is the last quarter of 2012.

    But Canada is showing it on 3 Sept, and US 17 Oct.

    Surely we should get it first?

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Unlike Pillars of the Earth, with was an American production, this sequel is Canadian, so we won’t get it first. Official line from C4 is late 2012 – the Pillars aired about 3 months after the US broadcast in 2010, which would suggest December. But with 8 episodes, and if they don’t want it running over Christmas, it could well be November.

  195. Davey W says:

    Also I thought we’d had season 3 of NCIS:LA. Would it not be season 4 comin in January? Thanks

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