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UK Air Dates for US & UK Shows in 2015/2016

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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 2015

Lots and lots of UK premiere dates (and returning shows) for the first half of the year and beyond ! As always, if there’s a US or cult show you’d like to see a UK air date for, just leave it in the comments, and i’ll do my best to find it for you. :)

Shows in this colour are the latest updates! Shows in this colour are returning for part 2 of a season.

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November 2015

02 November 2015 at 8:00pm

In a show that might appeal to fans of Warehouse 13, Rebecca Romijn stars as one of a group of people charged with investing mysterious goings-on. Based on the film trilogy.

02 November 2015 at 9:30pm

New comedy about an 18-year-old music lover who’s just had his heart broken.

02 November 2015 at 9:00pm

Sky’s popular supermarket sitcom returns for a new series

Broad City, Season 2 - Comedy Central
02 November 2015 at 11:00pm

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

03 November 2015 at 9:00pm

The cop drama with fairy tales will return for a fifth season just days after the US.

Tyrant, Season 2 - FOX (UK)
04 November 2015 at 9:00pm

We return to the dictatorship from Aberdeen for a second series.

Nurse Jackie, Season 7 - Sky Atlantic
04 November 2015 at 10:10pm

The Golden Globe-nominated dark comedy starring Emmy-winner Edie Falco as a drug-addicted nurse returns.

08 November 2015 at 6:30pm

A little known cartoon… Still going strong. Season 127 returns in November

09 November 2015 at 9:00pm

A nightclubbing youth falls for a spy in London. Support in the form of Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling

09 November 2015 at 10:00pm

The popular stand-up showcase returns to the BBC. NOTE: Moved from BBC One to BBC Two

11 November 2015 at 10:00pm

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

Peep Show, Season 9 - Channel 4
11 November 2015 at 10:00pm

Due in 2015, this ninth series will be the last

Josh, Season 1 - BBC Three
11 November 2015 at 10:30pm

Josh Widdicombe, the ginger-haired young man often found on comedy panel shows, gets his own show starring as Josh.

12 November 2015 at 9:00pm

Samantha Morton stars in this Anglo-French heist series.

12 November 2015 at 9:00pm

A genius computer type, eccentric of course, and some other young geniuses team up to save the world weekly via computers. Robert Patrick is also present

12 November 2015 at 9:15am

Follow real policemen tracking down real villains on the real streets on Manchester and Leeds.

15 November 2015 at 9:00pm

Ant & Dec rekindle some careers in the insect-laden rainforest again.

15 November 2015 at 7:30pm

Series based on the Walt Longmire books where the titular character, a small town sheriff, is investigating serious crimes, returning to work following his wife’s death, and battling his deputy for re-election to the job. Cancelled by its US network, but saved by Netflix for a 4th season coming in November.

17 November 2015 at 10:00pm

Syfy brings us the fourth and final season

Into the Badlands, Season 1 - Amazon Prime Instant Video
17 November 2015

A martial arts warrior and a boy embark on a perilous journey in this new American show

Elementary, Season 4 - Sky Living
19 November 2015 at 9:00pm

Sherlock in New York. Now with added John Noble.

The Man In The High Castle, Season 1 - Amazon Prime Instant Video
20 November 2015

Based on the Philip K Dick novel, this series presents a bleak alternate timeline where the Nazis won the War (as opposed to the bleakness of rampant nationalism and religious extremism). Set, of course, in America, the former USA has been split (much as Germany was in reality) between the Japanese, the Nazis, with a neutral zone in between. It’s produced by Amazon with Ridley Scott and after a successful pilot, a full series has been ordered.

20 November 2015

One of  five new live-action Marvel shows on Netflix. Daredevil will be first, then Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, with a 13 episode Defenders series at the end including all the characters.

21 November 2015 at 9:00pm

The original (now that a British/French and US/Mexican remake are in the works), returns to BBC Four in the autumn

23 November 2015

Dara O’Briain looks at the future of food production, retail and of course eating in this three part series

24 November 2015 at 9:00pm

Residents of a typical London street receive strange messages in this Beeb adaptation of the John Lanchester novel.

Blindspot, Season 1 - Sky Living
24 November 2015 at 9:00pm

Fresh from the Strike Back finale, Sullivan Stapleton stars in this crime drama centring on a woman with tattoos of crimes needing to be solved.

Hot in Cleveland, Season 6 - Sony Entertainment Television
25 November 2015 at 9:30pm

The US sitcom about four women in Ohio.

Younger, Season 1 - Sony Entertainment Television
25 November 2015 at 9:00pm

40yr old tries to reboot her career by pretending to be 26.

Suspects, Season 4 - Channel 5
25 November 2015 at 10:00pm

Documentary-style police show starring Being Human’s Damian Molony. Due last week of Nov.

December 2015

No exact date/time - December 2015

Another season for the California spinoff

No exact date/time - December 2015

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

Scandal, Season 5 - Sky Living
03 December 2015 at 10:00pm

American political thriller. First two seasons aired on More4, then moving to Sky Living from season 3. Not easy to predict a return date with Sky Living’s ‘throw a 6 to start’ scheduling policy, but it looks like it’s back in December…

08 December 2015 at 10:00pm

Comedy-drama about 2 friends travelling through parallel universes! Stars the Inbetweeners’ Blake Harrison.

09 December 2015 at 9:00pm

Having aired in the Autumn (with the large American break) and in January without it, for season 12 Sky Living seems to be splitting the difference and going for December

09 December 2015 at 9:00pm

Philip Glenister takes over from John Simm as a policeman who gets involved in a series of complicated plot lines.

Luther, Season 4 - BBC One
15 December 2015 at 9:00pm

Idris Elba’s unhinged and unconventional detective returns week of the 12th Dec for a mini 4th run.

25 December 2015

The popular 1950s medical drama returns to the BBC.

25 December 2015

Peter Capaldi rounds off his second full series with the traditional Christmas episode.

25 December 2015

The hugely popular show returns for its last ever episode. Will Edith’s story end happily?

26 December 2015

Sir David Jason returns to the classic sitcom for this second series

Winter 2015/2016

No exact date/time - Winter 2015

The drama about the the British Empire in India returns.

Ripper Street, Season 4 - Amazon Prime Instant Video
No exact date/time - Winter 2015

Rising like a phoenix from the flames of BBC cancellation, Ripper Street will return, premiering on Amazon Prime Instant Video, then air on the BBC1 afterwards.

No exact date/time - Winter 2015

Brit Michael Sheen stars in this drama based on real research into sexual dysfunction in the latter half of the twentieth century.

Cuckoo, Season 3 - BBC Three
No exact date/time - Winter 2015

Cuckoo is back for a 3rd season. Stars Greg Davies and Helen Baxendale.

No exact date/time - Winter 2015

Student sitcom from the writers of Peep Show returns

No exact date/time - Winter 2015

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

No exact date/time - Winter 2015

The Agatha Christie book is the biggest selling crime novel of all time and the Beeb has put together a TV adaptation with an impressive cast including Charles Dance and Sam Neill.

Early 2016

Blue Bloods, Season 6 - Sky Atlantic
No exact date/time - Early 2016

The greatest moustache in the world returns for a fifth outing.

No exact date/time - Early 2016

Marvel Universe series continues. Now with added Inhumans! Back late Sept in the US. Channel 4 haven’t confirmed a date yet, but it’s looking distinctly likely it won’t appear in the UK till 2016.

No exact date/time - Early 2016

New culture-clash comedy with the premise that aliens have been living amongst us for decades. Stars Michael Socha (This is England, Being Human, Once Upon A Time), Michaela Coel (Top Boy), Michael Smiley (Luther), Ashley Walters (Outcasts, Top Boy, Hustle), Holli Dempsey (Derek), Trystan Gravelle (Mr Selfridge).

No exact date/time - Early 2016

Hard-nosed wise-cracking Detective Rizzoli teams up once again with the brilliant social misfit Dr Isles.

No exact date/time - Early 2016

American musical drama starring Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, Spin City) and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes).

No exact date/time - Early 2016

Usually airs in Jan or Feb.

Vikings, Season 4 - Amazon Prime Instant Video
No exact date/time - Early 2016

Historical drama from US channel History, first UK run courtesy of Amazon Instant, then airing on the History Channel UK. Renewed for a 4th season.

No exact date/time - Early 2016

Vampire Diaries spinoff returns for a second time. Will probably return to Syfy, who bought the first two seasons. We’ll post the date here as soon as we know, and it’s likely Syfy will want to get it on air as soon as the deal is signed.

Extant, Season 2 - Syfy UK
No exact date/time - Early 2016

New sci-fi starring Halle Berry as an astronaut. Had its first run on Amazon Instant, and will get a second run on Syfy.

No exact date/time - Early 2016

Follows the plot of the film to begin with – Time travel, deadly virus etc… Should be back early 2016.

No exact date/time - Early 2016

William H Macy stars in another American remake.

The Tunnel, Season 2 - Sky Atlantic
No exact date/time - Early 2016

A second series called “Debris” will air early 2016.

No exact date/time - Early 2016

The creators of Family Guy take us not to Berwick-upon-Tweed, but to a fictional town on the US/Mexico border in this new animation

No exact date/time - Early 2016

BBC programme for teenagers about the dual problems of being a teenager and also being a werewolf.

No exact date/time - Early 2016

Rainn Wilson stars as the latest self-destructive detective, working on nasty crimes in Oregon

No exact date/time - Early 2016

New spin-off in the Criminal Minds franchise starring Gary Sinise and Anna Gunn about a division of the FBI that helps American people in trouble abroad.

No exact date/time - Early 2016

Drama about a group of young FBI recruits going through their training at Quantico. Airs 27th Sept in the US and in 2016 here

January 2016

No exact date/time - January 2016

Western set after the United States Civil War show returned to AMC in the US Aug 2014, which should put it in Jan 2015 on TCM if they follow last year’s schedule.

No exact date/time - January 2016

Max and Caroline have been back in November and January in the past

Black Sails, Season 3 - Amazon Prime Instant Video
No exact date/time - January 2016

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

The Knick, Season 2 - Sky Atlantic
No exact date/time - January 2016

Show from Steven Soderbergh starring Clive Owen set in the 1900 about Knickerbocker Hospital, and the ground-breaking surgeons, nurses and staff, who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics.

No exact date/time - January 2016

The Musketeers plus Marc Warren, return for a third series

No exact date/time - January 2016

Sky’s sporting comedy quiz returns.

No exact date/time - January 2016

Canadian tv cop show set in the 1890’s following William Murdoch as he solves crime in Toronto using cutting edge (for 1890!) forensic science.

No exact date/time - January 2016

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

Limitless, Season 1 - Sky Living
No exact date/time - January 2016

This year originality seems to be pushed aside in favour of adaptations of films. This time it’s Bradley Cooper’s Limitless. A man takes a brain-enhancing special drug and helps the FBI do stuff.

Air Crash Investigation, Season 15 - National Geographic
No exact date/time - January 2016

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. Season 14 is labelled season 13 here, so season 15 will probably be called 14.

No exact date/time - January 2016

Back to the Valleys with Ruth Jones.

Deutschland 83, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - January 2016

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 the All4 platform, with some content to air subsequently on their regular channels.

No exact date/time - January 2016

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.

Blue Eyes, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - January 2016

A Swedish political conspiracy drama

Clan, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - January 2016

A Belgian series about five sisters who are very close, who decide to bump off the nasty husband of one of them, and who then have to deal with the consequences.

No exact date/time - January 2016

More light hearted murder investigation in the Caribbean.

Bones, Season 11 - Sky Living
No exact date/time - January 2016

FBI cases consist of the weekly discovery of, well, bones, and only one person can help. It’s air Jan in the UK for the last few season, however FOX in the US are messing around with the schedule at the moment, so that will cause issues here. It started back in Oct in the US and ran through Nov, but doesn’t have a post-Christmas air date on the US schedules for the 2nd half of the season. This may make Sky decide to leave it to air later in the year…

17 January 2015

Hayley Atwell will reprise her role from Captain America as Peggy Carter for another season, in a surprise renewal for a 2nd season for Agent Carter and now coming to FOX UK, close to the US air date this time!

01 January 2016

A special episode will slot in between the third and fourth series, with the latter filming in 2015.

05 January 2016 at 9:00pm

Looks like our favourite crime-solving, crime-fighting duo is back! According to Alibi’s twitter account, Castle is back to its Jan time slot.

NCIS, Season 13 - FOX (UK)
08 January 2016

Has previously aired in October but season 10 was changed to January for Fox’s rebrand launch night and the pattern will continue.

Major Crimes, Season 4 part 2 - Universal Channel
11 January 2016 at 9:00pm

Spinoff from The Closer, and performing well. Fourth season due shortly after the US

February 2016

No exact date/time - February 2016

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

No exact date/time - February 2016

A fictionalised Royal Family drama, with Liz Hurley as the Queen.

No exact date/time - February 2016

Sean Bean stars as a spy who is given reason to doubt who he is. From the creator of Homeland. So… The Bean Identity… [insert less appalling joke here]

Gotham, Season 2 - Channel 5
No exact date/time - February 2016

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.

Vinyl, Season 1 - Sky Atlantic
15 February 2016 at 2:00am

Show from Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire) about the sex and drug-addled music business in the 70’s at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop. Premiere will be simlcast with the US at 2am, then air in a more reasonable 9pm time slot.

16 February 2016

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.

Spring 2016

Penny Dreadful, Season 3 - Sky Atlantic
No exact date/time - Spring 2016

Set in Victorian London, this British-American series sees classic fictional horror characters causing havoc. Renewed for a 10 episode 2nd season which with air in May, just 2 days after the US (was April, but moved due to production delays). Click here to listen to our interview with Victor Frankenstein himself, Harry Treadaway.

No exact date/time - Spring 2016

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

Outcast, Season 1 - FOX (UK)
No exact date/time - Spring 2016

Based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and artist Paul Azaceta, follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.

No exact date/time - Spring 2016

New detective series set on the Welsh coast. As with the first series, it’ll likely premiere in three stages, firstly in Wales on S4C (13th September 2015) and then on BBC Wales as Y Gwyll in Welsh. The English-language version will be broadcast on BBC Four to all four parts of the country later.

No exact date/time - Spring 2016

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 are airing it as a mid-season replacement for season 3, which puts it in early 2016 in the US. We usually get it 3/4 months after them, so that would put it in Spring 2016 over here, but that’s purely guesswork at the moment.

March 2016

No exact date/time - March 2016

First TV drama from best-selling author Harlen Coben about a group of friends who are united by a terrible incident.

May 2016

No exact date/time - May 2016

The BBC will launch a new motoring entertainment programme in 2016 with Chris Evans. It’ll be the third programme with the name Top Gear.

Not Yet Scheduled TV Shows 2015

These are shows which we've been told have a UK channel, but there is not enough info out there to predict an air date.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2015

Seth McFarlane’s cartoon about the Smith family.

Doomsday Preppers, Season 2 - National Geographic
No exact date/time - Unknown 2015

Explores the ever-growing fears of a populace that believes that a major catastrophe may end modern life… Well that sounds cheery…

No exact date/time - Unknown 2015

The Chicago-based weight-loss sitcom returns from

No exact date/time - Unknown 2015

Murder mystery set in… well… guess where, starring Douglas Henshall (Primeval).

Trapped, Season 1 - BBC Four
No exact date/time - Unknown 2015

Murder thriller set in a remote Icelandic fjord.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2015

Andrew Davies presents an adaptation of one of the greatest works of literature

White Collar, Season 4 - Universal Channel
No exact date/time - Unknown 2015

The first series aired on Living, while the second and third were on alibi. The 4th and 5th and 6th are available on iTunes. Universal will be running the series from the start.

Not Yet Scheduled TV Shows 2016

These are shows which we've been told have a UK channel, but there is not enough info out there to predict an air date.

Acquitted, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

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.

Bates Motel, Season 4 - Universal Channel
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

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!

Bellicher Cel, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

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

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Charlie Brooker’s futuristic satire has moved to Netflix…

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

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

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

The firefighters and medics of Engine 51 are back in the UK courtesy of Sky Living… Previously it aired in Oct, but it’s moved to June for the 3rd season, so could be June for the 4th too.

Class, Season 1 - BBC Three
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Doctor Who spin-off set at Coal Hill School. Filming in Spring, and airing later in the year.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Five friends in their 50s, having buried their friend 13 years ago, return to our screens as we revisit the groundbreaking comedy from the turn of the century.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

American remake of Belgium’s Cordon from Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals), set in Atlanta because besides Coke, the CDC is based there.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

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

Dicte, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

A crime reporter gets divorced then returns to her hometown of Aarhus in Denmark

Elite Squad, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Crime thriller set in Paris

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

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

Fortitude, Season 2 - Sky Atlantic
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Following the events of a previously tranquil Arctic town after a murder shocks the close-knit community and sets in motion a compelling hunt for the killer. Starring Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Richard Dormer & Christopher Eccleston.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

The picturesque but drug-ridden towns of Calderdale return for a second series on the BBC.

Humans, Season 2 - Channel 4
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Scifi drama from Kudos about a world where humans and robots are identical. It is based on the Swedish series Akta manniskor (Real Humans)

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Following a number of successful telemovies, Guy Pierce stars as Jack Irish in a new 6 part series about the criminal lawyer turned investigator.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Following the acclaimed second series starring Keeley Hawes, creator Jed Mercurio brings us back to the bleak world of AC-12.

Lucifer, Season 1 - Amazon Prime Instant Video
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Tom Ellis stars in this DC adaptation as the Prince of Hell who moves to Los Angeles. Hopefully a lot better than it sounds.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

One of  five new live-action Marvel shows on Netflix. Daredevil will be first, then Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, with a 13 episode Defenders series at the end including all the characters.

Match Day, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

French detective series

No Limit, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

No no. No no no no. No no no no. No no there’s no limit.

A spy drama from Framce.

Occupied, Season 1 - Sky Arts 1
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Russia invades another country. This is fiction though, in a new drama from Jack of all trades Jo Nesbo, and the country in question is a fictionalised Norway.

Outlander, Season 2 - Amazon Prime Instant Video
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Time-travel historical romantic drama from the makers of Spartacus, with the second part of season 1 not yet aired in the US, is coming to Amazon’s confusingly-titled streaming service in the UK


No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

The BBC has broadcast series 1, 2 and 3, with seasons 4-7 coming to Dave.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Gang warfare in Birmingham, 1919-style. Check out the podcast with a huge Q&A with the cast, and our video of the red carpet interviews from the the season 2 premiere event!

Penoza, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Dutch drama about a widow who has to run her late husbands criminal empire

Preacher, Season 1 - AMC Global
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Jesse Custer is a preacher from a small Texas town who just happens to be possessed with Genesis, a half angel, half demon entity. Stars Dominic Cooper (aka Howard Stark & Ian Fleming), and produced by Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen. Airing on AMC in the US, so will probably be on AMC Global here…

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

The boys from the Dwarf are due back in 2016 with a twelfth series in 2017.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Yet another one based on a film, this time the Jackie Chan buddy cop comedy. Fortunately the TV series is without the unbelievably annoying Chris Tucker.

Sense8, Season 2 - Netflix
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

New sci-fi show from The Wachowskis (Matrix, V for Vendetta) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) about 8 people around the globe who find themselves telepathically connected. Renewed for season 2 (which should arrive around June if it follows the release pattern of season 1).

Sneaky Pete, Season 1 - Amazon Prime Instant Video
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

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).

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

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

Ten, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

A poker drama from Switzerland

The Catch, Season 1 - Sky Living
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Drama from the stable of Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy,How to Get Away with Murder), about a fraud investigator who is poised to be the victim of a fraud by her fiancé.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Colin Morgan (Merlin, Humans) and Charlotte Spencer (Line of Duty, Glue) star in a new supernatural BBC One drama from Ashley Pharoah (Life On Mars, Ashes To Ashes, Moonfleet) about a brilliant young couple inherit the farm and are determined to start a new life together. But their presence in this isolated corner of England starts to unleash strange, unsettling and dangerous supernatural phenomena that will start to threaten their marriage.

The Neighbours, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

A Dutch series about a young couple, having recently lost a baby, realising their nice neighbours may not be entirely as they seem

The Pack, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Polish drama about border guards on the Poland-Ukraine border

The Prey, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

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

The Team, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

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

Thicker Than Water, Season 1 - Walter Presents
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Two brothers and a sister are told they will only get their inheritance from their late mother’s will if they jointly run the family guest house for a year.

No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Prisoner Cell Block H remake is back for a 4th season

Westworld, Season 1 - Sky Atlantic
No exact date/time - Unknown 2016

Anthony Hopkins stars in this Jonathan Nolan remake of the Yul Brynner film.

The Unknowns - TV shows not yet picked up in the UK or no exact air date info

This is a list of everything else! TV shows people have asked about, but have yet to be picked up by any UK network, or have been dropped by their UK network, or we simply have no air date info about them!

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

Or 26/11/63 if the date units are put in a proper, logical order. Anyway, it’s a time-travelling, Kennedy-assassination drama starring James Franco, due in February 2016 (or, is that 1620 Ruaryfeb) in America.

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

Anthology crime drama following the same idea as American Horror Story with some of the same cast appearing in each season, but in new roles.

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

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!

American Idol, Season 14 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Talent show based on Pop Idol, one of the many TV talent shows, but with Americans. 14th season not purchased by 5.

Ash vs Evil Dead, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Bruce Campbell returns as the chinny zombie-fighter in ten half-hour episodes.

Being Human USA, Season 4 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

An American werewolf, an American ghost and an American vampire all live together in an American house in this American remake of the cult BBC Three series.

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

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

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

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. Still no official UK broadcaster, however, it is on Netflix USA, which you can access using a DNS Switcher such as Unlocator.

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

Spin off from Chicago Fire – this one set in a hospital… which isn’t on fire… I hope… That wouldn’t be good… Doesn’t air in the US till Nov, so I suspect 2016 for the UK (assuming it gets picked up).

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

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’s Sarah Wayne Callies.

Covert Affairs, Season 5 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Runs June/July in the US, and in UK broadcast limbo after being dropped by Really… Cancelled after 5 seasons.

Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

The theme of stalking is turned into a comedy, a musical comedy at that, with a girl setting her sights on a former school boyfriend.

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

Starring Hugh Laurie and written by Neil Cross (Spooks, Luther) this ten episode series about the pirate Blackbeard is due in America on NBC.

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

Arthur Darvill and Brandon Routh star in DC’s stab at creating a TV series 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.

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

When a partying wealthy socialite dies of an overdose, her long lost best friend, who’s also a police detective suspects foul play, so goes undercover, re-inserting herself into the families life to get to the truth.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

The adventures of young Inspector Morse return to our screens

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.

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

A drama looking at LA gangs from both sides

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

Agents from different branches of US law enforcement all live together in a California beach house. (Big Brother: Cops?)

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

Heroes: Reborn, Season 5 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Off air since 2010, creator Tim Kring is bringing back the people with special powers for a “limited series” in 2015.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Yet to be bought in the UK. This one has been asked about quite a lot but doesn’t actually air in the US until April

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

New series from the creators of Veronica Mars. Airs on CW in the US this Autumn.

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

From producers of Orphan Black, about a trio of intergalactic bounty hunters!

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Tim Allen sitcom.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

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

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

A corrupt policeman is brought back from the dead, as you do, with nods towards Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein.

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

Based on the Tom Cruise film, this new series follows a pre-cog who teams up with a detective to punish criminals before they commit crimes.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

A long time ago, there was a show called Penn & Teller: Fool Us which aired on ITV, hosted by Jonathan Ross where magicians perform tricks and Penn & Teller have to guess how it was done. ITV dropped it, but the format was sold to The CW in the US (with Ross still hosting), and that version has now been bought by Channel 5 to air back over here.

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Jim Caviezel and his handy billionaire return for the fourth season, with a fifth (possibly final) already confirmed.

Powers, Season 1 - Playstation
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Sharlto Copley and Michelle Forbes star in this new show about a special police division that investigates super-power cases. 10th March in US, later in Europe

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…

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

1960’s US police drama created by and starring Edward Burns.

Raising Hope, Season 3 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Dropped by Sky after 2 seasons, and now dropped by FOX in the US after 4 seasons. On the plus side, that might mean the seasons missing in the UK may show up on a UK channel or Netflix sooner now.

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

Comedy drama about a pathologist in Florida

Saving Hope, Season 3 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Stargate’s Michael Shanks (husband of Continuum’s Lexa Doig) , and Smallville’s Erica Durance star in this Canadian hospital drama where a doctor becomes a patient. Seasons 1 & 2 aired on Watch who subsequently dropped the programme due to low ratings

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

The fictional Manchester duo return for a fourth series

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Denis Leary creates and stars in a comedy about the lead singer of 80s/90s rock band The Heathens, who’s trying to get back on top after 25yrs in the musical wilderness.

State of Affairs, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Drama staring Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston Tucker who works closely with the US President.

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…

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

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

No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

An American take on British history, specifically the thirteenth century around the Welsh rebellion. Written by Sons of Anarchy’s Kurt Sutter the story centres on the eponymous axeman.

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

Stars Robin Williams as Simon Roberts, a renowned & brilliant (but eccentric) advertising executive,  runs the Roberts and Roberts Advertising Agency with his rather more practical daughter, Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar), who’s trying to manage the company, and her dad…

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

Drama by US SyFy channel based on James S. A. Corey’s series of novels about a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System. Stars Thomas Jane aspolice detective Josephus Miller and his crew as they unravel a conspiracy that could threaten peace across the entire Sol system. Airs in Dec in the US.

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

Some students in New York discover that magic is real.

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

A supernatural show from teen-skewing CW. A group of strangers wake up with unexplained superpowers.

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

Stars Strike Back’s Philip Winchester as Alex Kane, a smartass security consultant, who meets Wesley Snipes who drawns him into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable.

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

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.

The X Files, Season miniseries - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Mulder and Scully return for a limited time to investigate more X-Files. Airs in January 2016 in the US. No news on a UK pick up yet.

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.

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

New teen drama about a troubled 16 year old who becomes the prime suspect when one of his classmates is murdered. Airs on ABC Family in the US, and unfortunately, those shows to struggle for some reason in the UK, so I wouldn’t hold you breath for it turning up anytime soon…

We Are Men, Season 1 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Monk’s Tony Shalhoub stars in this sitcom about divorce

Wilfred, Season 4 - No UK Broadcaster
No exact date/time - Unknown Unknown

Elijah Wood returns as Ryan, and his best friend… His neighbour’s weed smoking, beer drinking, and generally manipulative dog Wilfred (Jason Gann).

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18,838 Responses to “UK Air Dates for US & UK Shows in 2015/2016”

  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.

  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 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.


    • 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??


    • 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.

    • 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 –

  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:


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

  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…


  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?

  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.

  35. Andy says:

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

  36. 5* Have Announced The Air Date For Series 2 of Alphas Starts on Tuesday 25th September 2012 at 10pm on 5*.

  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?

    • 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:


      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!

    • 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.

  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:

    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.

  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 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:


    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?


    • 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 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. 😉


  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:


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

    Also will the UK be getting Partners?


    • 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

    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.

  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

  100. Claudia says:


    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

  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??????

    • 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 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 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:

    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 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…

  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?


  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?


  132. Oli Miller says:

    2 ITV dramas called The Scapegoat & Leaving airing 9th Sept & 10th Sept @ 9pm (taken from

  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?


  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.

    • 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

  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.

  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.

  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?

    • 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


  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 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.


  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 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…)


      • 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.

      Just look how much netflix is looking to spend on 2 seasons of a new show. $100 million at $3 million per episode.

      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.

    • 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:


          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

  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.

  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