UK Air Dates for US & UK Shows in 2015/2016
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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A nightclubbing youth falls for a spy in London. Support in the form of Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling
New spin off from the CSI franchise, starring Patricia Arquette and James Van Der Beek following the Cyber Crime Division at Quantico, Virginia.
An interesting new acquisition for the BBC, this conspiracy theory centres on terrorism and the American government.
The US cable ratings monster returns. Fifth season comes to non-Sky people on new channel Spike.
5 nurses from Australia and New Zealand are serving in the Middle East during the Great War
Timothy Spall & Matthew Macfadyen star in a three part dramatisation of the terrifying and bizarre real events that took place at an ordinary house in Enfield during the autumn of 1977.
Sheridan Smith stars in this single drama taking a very close look at the effects of cancer, based on a real-life story
Set in rural Cheshire during the war (long before ridiculous football players moved in), this series follows the women left at home
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.
From the creator of Shamless, this comedy drama follows a police station in a rough part of Manchester
Celebrities of a sort have to solve murder mysteries in a fictional town
Hard-nosed wise-cracking Detective Rizzoli teams up once again with the brilliant social misfit Dr Isles.
Jane Fonda stars in this comedy about two women whose husbands fall in love with each other. Also starring Martin Sheen
Romantic drama starring Andie McDowell as a small town judge. Filmed in Vancouver and set just down the road.
Fourth series of the quirky comedy programme due back in 2015
New series running on Showtime in the US starring Dominic West about, as the title suggests, an affair!
American musical drama starring Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, Spin City) and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes). We were correct, it’s coming week 20 and moving to E4.
Two FBI agents go missing in this mystery from M Night Shyamalan.
Sky’s sporting comedy quiz returns.
Set against the backdrop of Denmark’s war against Prussia, this big budget political drama follows the story of two brothers.
another literary adaptation for 2015, this time based on the fantasy novel
The original teen mothers are back. Are they grandmothers now? Let’s find out. Or not.
Looks like our favourite crime-solving, crime-fighting crime writer is returning a little later this year.
US sitcom set in the 1980’s, based on a fictionalised version of the childhood of the writer, Adam F. Goldberg.
Seth McFarlane’s cartoon about the Smith family.
English-language French TV series based on the film series.
New comedy starring Kayvan Novak (Four Lions, Fonejacker) and Bradley Walsh about an undercover reporter who goes on the run to Spain after being set up by his boss.
Now renewed up to season 6 and final season, likely to to air in May 2015.
Who’s that (new) girl? It’s that Zooey Deschanel (you know, the one whose sister is in Bones!)
Rapper 50 Cent (about 30p) stars in this series about a drug lord who runs a nightclub. Besides iTunes, it will also be available via Playstations and Xboxes.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns as VP Selina Meyer in Armando Iannucci’s fantastic comedy.
The childhood plasticine man makes a triumphant return to tv after 15yrs away!
Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi return as Freddie and Stuart.
In the 1980s, when British computing pioneers such as Sir Clive Sinclair and Sir Tim Berners-Lee were showing us the future, clever folks in Texas were doing similar things.
Not a spinoff from the excellent motorcycle series, this three part drama shows how insurgents in the American colonies armed themselves and decided to fight to separate from Britain. Starring Brit Ben Barnes and New Zealander Marton Csokas.
UK Comedy about 2 twenty-something brothers become surrogate parents to their 13yr old brother when their parents die. Dan is a sarcastic joker, whilst Toby is laid back with an eye for the ladies… UK version of 2 and a half men anyone?
Drama about groups of people who win the lottery. 3rd series stars Lenny Henry and centres around a staff syndicate at a crumbling stately home.
originally paired with Modern Family on Sky1, the Middle has been on Comedy Central since season 5
Stuff will get blown up once more. Delayed after Sullivan Stapleton fell out of a tuktuk in Thailand… Sky are saying May 2015 for the UK.
Real-life best friends Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom) and Dolly Wells (Spy) write and star in a semi-improvised original comedy. Exploring what happens when a Hollywood actress hires her childhood friend to be her personal assistant… NOTE: Moved to Sky Atlantic for season 2.
Sky Atlantic brings satellite viewers the Cinemax drama about a former convict who assumes the identity of the sheriff in a small Amish town.
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.
A Canadian detective series with a hint of Columbo (in that we the audience are told before the protagonists who the baddie is).
Television adaptation of the Thomas Harris novels, focussing on the relationship between Agent Graham and Dr Lecter. NBC has pushed the air date back to Summer because… well they’re NBC…
Peter Mullan, Gary Lewis, Sharon Small, Christian Cooke and Charlotte Spencer all star in two-part dramatization of acclaimed author Iain Banks’ novel.
Brilliant Netflix Original drama about a socialite who ends up incarcerated in a women’s prison.
Danish thriller with four adult children gathering to divide the matriarch’s estate.
San Francisco detective series. I’m hoping for some Bullit-style car chases!
Scifi drama from Kudos about a world where humans and robots are identical. It is based on the Swedish series Akta manniskor (Real Humans)
A crew wakes up aboard a spaceship and has to work out why they are there.
New original comedy from Dave starring Daniel Rigby as a neurotic undercover cop, and Sarah Alexander who plays his handler, as he gets totally out of his depth infiltrating an Armenian crime family.
The FBI enlists the help of a specialist neuroscientist to help solve cases. As you do. Returns from episode 11 after the American break. Season 3 will shift to alibi
Comedy staring Tim Robbins & Jack Black about… a geopolitical crisis in Pakistan?…
Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughan take the reigns from McConaughey and Harrelson in the second season of the acclaimed drama. The premiere will be simulcast with the US on Monday, June 22 at 2am as well, but we’ve listed it under it’s regular timeslot.
New scifi show from SyFy, about a group of aliens called the Votans who are trying to live along side the people of Earth, after a devastating war between the two has taken it’s toll, not only on both sides, but on the Earth itself. Created by Rockne S. O’Bannon (the man behind seaQuest DSV, Farscape, and new series Cult), and starring Grant Bowler (Ugly Betty), Stephanie Leonidas (Whitechapel), Julie Benz (Angel, Dexter), Tony Curran (Vincent Van Gogh in Doctor Who), and Jaime Murray (Dexter, Spartacus, Warehouse 13, and Hustle.) Airs in April on SyFy in the USA and shortly afterwards on Syfy UK.
Hank is a doctor in the wealthy Hamptons somewhat forced to help less wealthy patients. Usually airs in the summer
2nd Mass are usually back to combat aliens in June. Check out our interview with cast member Treva Etienne here!
Spinoff from The Closer, and performing well. Fourth season due shortly after the US
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.
Comedy about a successful doctor with an iffy personal life. Cancelled by it’s US network but saved by Hulu. That may affect it’s pick up for season 4 on E4, we’ll have to wait and see.
Pirate drama from Michael Bay. First run is on Amazon, with second run on History.
Starring Famke Jannsen, this murder mystery series is another Netflix production. As ever with Netflix, the whole series will be available on the premiere date, with no specific time.
Family Guy season 13 moves from BBC Three to Two before we return to the Griffins in the autumn in their new home at ITV2 for season 14
Based on the Stephen King novel where a small town suddenly finds itself cut of from the rest of the world by an impassable barrier (the eponymous dome). Usually airs on Channel 5 in the Summer.
William Fichtner Stars as the token American in this European crime series set in a fictional police unit in The Hague. The team includes British, French, German, Italian and Dutch police as well as Donald Sutherland as a Dutch judge.
The firefighters and medics of Engine 51 are back in the UK courtesy of Sky Living… Previously it aired in Oct, but it’s looks like it’s moving for the 3rd season. It’s looking increasingly likely to me that it’s not going to air until the Summer, so i’ve shifted it to there for now.
Rae is a teenager with issues relating to her body size. The comedy returns for a final series.
Cancelled by CBS, then almost resurrected by TNT and Lifetime but ultimately renewed by CBS and subsequently cancelled again, then resurrected AGAIN for a fourth season on A&E.
Liev Schreiber returns as a man who can solve all the difficult problems of Hollywood’s rich and famous.
We return to the dictatorship from Aberdeen for a second series
A global catastrophe wipes out most of the life on the planet, again. This time, the cast and crew of an American navy destroyer are amongst the only ones left, and with the help of Michael Bay, have to find things out.
Yonderland follows 33-year old Mum Debbie Maddox (Howe-Douglas) who unexpectedly finds herself in an extraordinary world inhabited by a collection of eccentric (and usually idiotic) characters, some of whom happen to be puppets, with only an Elf by her side. Click to listen to our interview with the cast of Yonderland! You can also click here to listen to our 2nd interview with the cast!
New sci-fi starring Halle Berry as an astronaut. Had its first run on Amazon Instant, and will get a second run on Syfy.
Comedy about the goings on behind the scenes on an American dating show.
Renewed for a 6th season (sort of). It was actually renewed for a 5th season of 22 episodes, which they then chopped in half to make seasons 5 & 6.
Followup to the comedy miniseries The Spoils of Babylon about a 1950s jazz pianist-turned-private eye who becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. Stars Will Ferrell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Kristen Wiig & Haley Joel Osment (and many others!)
Desperate Housewives spinoff
Back with Simon Cowell… and some other people!
The baking competition with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood
The original (now that a British/French and US/Mexican remake are in the works), returns to BBC Four in the autumn
The hooded hero returns for a fourth season
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 it’s US network, but saved by Netflix for a 4th season – possibly coming in the Autumn.
‘Historical fantasy drama’ series about Leonardo da Vinci’s early life. Co-production between BBC Worldwide and Starz networks.
Prisoner Cell Block H remake is back for a third season
The hugely popular show returns for it’s 6th and final series.
A special episode will slot in between the third and fourth series, with the latter filming in 2015, which suggests the special will air mid 2015 and the new series early 2016.
After a short break, filming for the seventh series began in Spring 2015
Peter Capaldi returns for his second full series since becoming the Doctor, along with Jenna Coleman
Another programme about zombies, this time from the people behind Eureka. Airs on SyFy in the US, and on Sky’s Pick TV here
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.
Brit Angus MacFadyen stars as the founder of the American private security and detective agency which at one point was the largest such organisation in the world, and is still in existence today.
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.
James Bolam left last year, replaced by Denis Lawson. Another two original team members Amanda Redman and Alun Armstrong, are due to leave during series 10, with Nicholas Lyndhurst and Tamzin Outhwaite joining the cast. The final original star, Dennis Waterman, will leave during series 12, which apparently will be the last.
New horror TV show from Guillermo del Toro, about a vampiric virus that breaks out in NYC. Based on the Chuck Hogan novels, and has a 13 episode first season, and has been renewed for a 13 episode 2nd season.
Cuckoo is back for a 3rd season. Stars Greg Davies and Helen Baxendale.
From the guys behind Arrow, Grant Gustin does the speedster outfit to take on the role of Barry Allen aka The Flash.
Inspired by the Coen brothers 1996 film of the same name, and returning for a 2nd season.
Due in 2015, this ninth series will be the last. Filming in July for later in the year.
Student sitcom from the writers of Peep Show returns
The picturesque but drug-ridden towns of Calderdale return for a second series on the BBC.
Idris Elba’s unhinged and unconventional detective begins filiming a fourth series in 2015
Grey’s should be back in the Autumn although it may get bumped to Early 2016. We’ll know closer to the end of Summer!
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
During the Second World War, British special operations helped Norwegians to sabotage Nazi nuclear energy plans
The BBC’s celebtrity dancing programme usually airs in September.
Nothing to do with last night’s kebab, this drama follows a small community after 100 people disappear. From Damon Lindelof (Lost, Once Upon a Time, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Tom Perrotta (writer of The Leftovers novel).
The Bean Identity. Sean Bean stars as a spy who is given reason to doubt who he is. From the creator of Homeland.
Channel 5 dropped Once Upon A Time, but it’s finally back in the UK on Netflix, with new episodes airing the day after the US! Should return in September.
Vampire Diaries spinoff returns for a second time
New comedy television starring Don Cheadle & Kristen Bell based on the book ‘House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time.’
Season 5: Hotel, stars Lady Gaga!
The popular stand-up showcase returns to the BbC.
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.
New culture-clash comedy with the premise that aliens have been living amongst us for decades
More espionage fun with everybody’s favourite animated spy.
New drama remake based on the 1987 CBS show of the same name, which was inspired by the famous fantasy tale… Beauty in this version is Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk with ‘The Beast’ played by Jay Ryan (Terra Nova). Incredibly, and against all odds, again, it got a renewal for a 4th season… clearly someone in BatB’s production team has dirt on The CW… 😉
Previously aired on Channel 5, the new series of this look at serial killers moves to UKtV. Elsewhere labelled as season 6, it appears to be the fifth full season next, and is due “later in 2015″ which may be autumn, but could be winter so we will leave it as unknown until there’s further information.
Residents of a typical London street receive strange messages in this Beeb adaptation of the John Lanchester novel. Due later in 2015
Explores the ever-growing fears of a populace that believes that a major catastrophe may end modern life… Well that sounds cheery…
Haven season 5 was split into 2 parts, with part 1 airing Sept 20014, and part 2 sometime in 2015.
The US sitcom about four women in Ohio.
Available in one go on the streaming service. Season 10 air in the US in Jan 2015, so should be on Netflix after that.
Dr Jekyll’s grandson fights similar monsters to those faced by his grandad
Bleak Swedish drama set in the forest where two children have gone missing
Lost Girl returned for season 4 in January, so we guess Early 2015 for season 5, which will be its last.
A female politician hires a male nanny. First series is also available having previously been available on Netflix
The Golden Globe-nominated dark comedy starring Emmy-winner Edie Falco as a drug-addicted nurse returns
A third series has been commissioned by BBC America. No news on UK broadcast yet
The BBC has broadcast series 1, 2 and 3. There is no broadcast date for 4 yet, but it has been available on DVD since January.
David Walliams takes on the James Warwick role in this remake of the Agatha Christie short stories. Humorous spy takes set in the 50s
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
Philip Glenister takes over from John Simm as a policeman who gets involved in a series of complicated plot lines.
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.
Murder mystery set in… well… guess where, starring Douglas Henshall (Primeval).
sean Bean stars in a version of Mary Shelley’s classic. How long will he survive? Airs on Itv Encore
Samantha Morton stars in this Anglo-French heist series.
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.
Karl Pilkington sets out to discover the answers to some of the hard questions in life.
The well-rated French zombie drama returns to 4 in 2015
A little known cartoon… Still going strong. Part 1 airs Nov 2014, part 2 in Feb 2015.
Murder thriller set in a remote Icelandic fjord.
The Inbetweeners Blake Harrison stars in this new hallucinogen-based parallel universe comedy
Andrew Davies presents an adaptation of one of the greatest works of literature
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!
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 still no UK air date…)
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.
Talent show based on Pop Idol, one of the many TV talent shows, but with Americans. 14th season not purchased by 5.
1960’s cop show starring David Duchovny as a cop on the hunt for Charles Manson and the Manson Family before their infamous murder spree.
Bruce Campbell returns as the chinny zombie-fighter in ten half-hour episodes
Rainn Wilson stars as the latest self-destructive detective, working on nasty crimes in Oregon
Josh Duhamel stars in this new series about a policeman and FBI agent who have to work together.
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.
Originally projected to return earlier in the year, but it has since been cancelled, so Sky have been kicking the 3rd season airing around the schedules and finally seemed to have settled on Oct 2014… Then it vanished again, so it’s back to being unknown…
Runs June/July in the US, and in UK broadcast limbo after being dropped by Really… Cancelled after 5 seasons.
Starring Hugh Laurie and written by Neil Cross (Spooks, Luther) this ten episode series about the pirate Blackbeard is due in America on NBC.
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.
When a partying wealthy socialite dies of an overdose, her long lost best friend, who’s also a police detective suspects foul play, so goes undercover, re-inserting herself into the families life to get to the truth.
The adventures of young Inspector Morse return to our screens
Companion show to the main Walking Dead series, this time set in LA.
Fantasy/Fairy tale themed musical comedy from Dan Fogelman with songs from Alan Menken & Glenn Slater.
A drama looking at LA gangs from both sides
Due back in 2014 for the third season which begins in October in the US
Off air since 2010, creator Tim Kring is bringing back the people with special powers for a “limited series” in 2015.
Yet to be bought in the UK. This one has been asked about quite a lot but doesn’t actually air in the US until April
New series from the creators of Veronica Mars. Airs on CW in the US this Autumn.
Tim Allen sitcom.
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.
Following the acclaimed second series starring Keeley Hawes, creator Jed Mercurio brings us back to the bleak world of AC-12.
Tom Ellis stars in this DC adaptation as the Prince of Hell who moves to Los Angeles. Hopefully a lot better than it sounds.
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.
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.
Dropped by Sky after 2 seasons, and now dropped by FOX in the US after 4 seasons. On the plus side, that might mean the seasons missing in the UK may show up on a UK channel or Netflix sooner now.
I want a show called Fake Housewives In Wonderland…
I’m adding this in as people have asked about it, but it’s on renewed for a 3rd season in the US, and still doesn’t have a UK pickup, so don’t hold your breath…
With the surname “Queen of Scots”, it was apparent young Mary was destined for greatness. This new series portrays her early years in the French Court.
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.
American horror-comedy from Glee and American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy.
Drama staring Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston Tucker who works closely with the US President.
From the team behind Flash/Arrow comes Melissa Benoist as Supergirl. 24yr old Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman, who was sent away from Krypton and taken in by by the Danvers family where she hides her identity as Kara Danvers.
During WWII, British experts trained Norwegians to sabotage the Nazi nuclear programme
Cold war spy espionage drama set in the 1980s. Third season not bought by ITV apparently so unless anybody else buys it, it’ll be the DVD release probably around January 2016. Seasons 1 & 2 are on Amazon Instant, so it’s possible season 3 will make it on there too.
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…
A corrupt policeman is brought back from the dead, as you do, with nods towards Mary Shelley’s classic
New period drama from Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) set in 1880s New York, a period dubbed the “gilded age” as vast amounts of new money exchanged hands and fortunes were made.
A supernatural show from teen-skewing CW. A group of strangers wake up with unexplained superpowers.
Not the Muppet Show, this new series from the creator of the Big Bang Theory takes us into the personal lives (rather than “professional” lives) of our beloved furry friends.
Demark’s turn again for the remake honours – this time of the serial killer drama.
New teen drama about a troubled 16 year old who becomes the prime suspect when one of his classmates is murdered. Airs on ABC Family in the US, and unfortunately, those shows to struggle for some reason in the UK, so I wouldn’t hold you breath for it turning up anytime soon…
Monk’s Tony Shalhoub stars in this sitcom about divorce
Elijah Wood returns as Ryan, and his best friend… His neighbour’s weed smoking, beer drinking, and generally manipulative dog Wilfred (Jason Gann).
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