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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Early 2015 (i.e. first 3 months)
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 spin off from the CSI franchise, starring Patricia Arquette and James Van Der Beek following the Cyber Crime Division at Quantico, Virginia.
Series 2 is being split into two parts either side of the new year. Returns in the spring for the 2nd half, which will also be the last.
Anna Faris stars in this sitcom about a dysfunctional mum and daughter.
Martin Clunes plays author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in a real life story of how he helped clear the name of George Edalji (Arsher Ali), who has been wrongly accused of the The Great Wyrley Rippings.
Chris O’Dowd’s Irish sitcom returns.
starring Julia Stiles as an accountant who also works as an escort. And has a young son as well. Presumably has little time for sleeping and eating.
Having looked at ecstasy a couple of years ago, Jon Snow turns his attention to cannabis.
The first part of new series have appeared in October the past couple of years, with the second half airing in February in the UK. Back in the US on Oct 3rd, and a few weeks later in the UK
“Historical” drama set during the infamous witch trials in the New England colonies
In the 18th Century, British convicts are sent to the colonies on the far side of the world.
A woman escapes from a cult and tries to lead a normal life
Kevin Bacon plays an FBI agent chasing the serial killing James Purefoy. More info here. Series 3 has shifted to March in the US, so that should mean March here too.
An army officer returns from fighting nationalist rebels in the colonies only to find his former Cornish life in disarray. Aidan Turner (Being Human) stars.
The worst of American criminals continue to be dramatically showcased. Far earlier this time, in October, which of course means it will be subject to the American mid season break
Bomb disposal comedy set in Afghanistan.
US remake of ‘Les Revenants’, where life in a small town is turned upside down as people long though dead start to return… Outside of US/Canada, it’s coming to Netflix exclusively worldwide.
New fantasy drama starring Ioan Gruffudd, Fantastic Four as Dr Henry Morgan, a star New York City medical examiner… who happens to be immortal.
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!
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.
drama showcasing how apparently simple lies spiral out of control. Be warned!
Rising like a phoenix, Community returns, albeit on Yahoo Screen (nope, me neither, here’s a link) in America but the usual home of Sony here. Watch the strangest study group return to the meta world of Greendale Community College.
Stars Christian Slater and Steve Zahn as 2 brothers who run an agency that solve clients problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation. Written by ‘Awake’ scribe Kyle Killen.
What if your deceased loved ones suddenly turned up on your doorstep as though nothing had happened? Stars House’s Omar Epps.
renewed to season 10, the costly comedy returns shortly after the U.S.
New drama from the makers of Damages, starring Kyle Chandler and Linda Cardellini
American legal drama about a group of law students, and their professor, Annalise DeWitt (Viola Davis), who become entangled in a murder plot… Back in the UK in March and renewed for a 2nd season.
America’s biggest comedy returns. Part 1 starts in Nov 2014. Part 2 airs March 2015.
Jim Caviezel and his handy billionaire return for the third season. Confirmed by 5 as back between 23rd-29th March.
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.
A show where a group of magicians compete each week to out do each other with there illusions. The loser has to perform a ‘killer’ trick – i.e. one that has killed or injured a magician in the past!
A drama starring Liz Hurley as the Queen in a fictional version of the British monarchy… Yes, you did read that correctly… Made by Lionsgate Television for the US, and airing on E!
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
NOTE: THE REGION 1 DVD IS AVAILABLE ON 3rd MARCH
The term “modern-day retelling” doesn’t always fill me with delight, especially when coupled with the resurrection of a long-dead character. However, the forces behind this particular modern-day retelling with resurrection of title character are Kutzman and Orci – the geniuses behind Fringe, so in this case delight is in abundance!
Joss Whedon’s Marvel Universe series continues after the revelations of the first season. Back March 3rd in the US.
Former Nikita, Maggie Q stars in this programme about Los Angeles police who investigate, as the title suggests, stalkers.
David Threlfall stars as Noah in this biblical epic series
Described as ‘Entourage for Geeks’, and is the best half hour comedy on tv right now.
Stuff will get blown up once more. Delayed after Sullivan Stapleton fell out of a tuktuk in Thailand… Sky are saying Spring 2015 for the UK.
A nightclubbing youth falls for a spy in London. Support in the form of Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling
Peter Mullan, Gary Lewis, Sharon Small, Christian Cooke and Charlotte Spencer all star in two-part dramatization of acclaimed author Iain Banks’ novel. Due March/April
a Miami woman is artificially and accidentally inseminated
Nothing to do with “all the things she said”, two British youths travel to the Cook Islands and become involved in a murder mystery.
Broadchurch USA, with original British star David Tennant
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.
Remake of the 2005 BBC Two series, this version stars Kim Cattrall as Davina as a woman going through a mid-life crisis.
Another new version of Gerry Anderson’s classic, mixing live action with animation!
DCI Vera and her sharp wit are back to solve North East England’s worst crimes
Real Housewives… In Beverly Hills? I’m sure that’s an oxymoron…
Police orientated Chicago Fire spinoff. Coming to 5USA between 30th March – 5th April 2015.
This second part of season seven is the final visit to Madison Avenue
Satellite viewers return to Louisiana for the last time.
Paul and Ian are back with ten more episodes of the popular comedy panel show.
Sultry new legal show set in Charleston, South Carolina, where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a Southern City Attorney struggle to hide their intense attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal…
Due May 2015, Daredevil will be the first of 5 new live-action Marvel shows on Netflix. Daredevil will be followed by shows based around Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, with a Defenders series at the end including all the characters.
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.
Airs 12th April in the US, so we’re expecting a return to Westeros on the 13th April 2015 in the UK.
Renewed for a 5th season airing in the US in Spring 2015.
Tea Leoni is the Foreign Secretary with a CIA background
New series running on Showtime in the US starring Dominic West about, as the title suggests, an affair!
Fourth series of the quirky comedy programme due back in 2015
San Francisco detective series. I’m hoping for some Bullit-style car chases!
An interesting new acquisition for the BBC, this conspiracy theory centres on terrorism and the American government.
The Golden Globe-nominated dark comedy starring Emmy-winner Edie Falco as a drug-addicted nurse returns
The ever popular talent show returns.
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.
Hard-nosed wise-cracking Detective Rizzoli teams up once again with the brilliant social misfit Dr Isles.
Two FBI agents go missing in this mystery from M Night Shyamalan.
Looks like our favourite crime-solving, crime-fighting crime writer is returning a little later this year.
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.
2nd Mass are usually back to combat aliens in June. Check out our interview with cast member Treva Etienne here!
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.
Brilliant Netflix Original drama about a socialite who ends up incarcerated in a women’s prison.
Spinoff from The Closer, and performing well. Fourth season due shortly after the US
Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns as VP Selina Meyer in Armando Iannucci’s fantastic comedy.
Liev Schreiber returns as a man who can solve all the difficult problems of Hollywood’s rich and famous.
Scifi drama from Kudos about a world where humans and robots are identical. It is based on the Swedish series Akta manniskor (Real Humans)
Pirate drama from Michael Bay… But don’t let that put you off, it might be good. Airs on Starz in the US in Jan 2014, who have so much faith in it, the show’s already been renewed for a 2nd and 3rd season. Amazon have decided to release it weekly in Jan just 24hrs after Starz air it in the US this time around.
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.
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.
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…
With familiar faces having graduated, the show shifts so we follow the graduates and the school’s new recruits! Now renewed up to season 6 and final season, likely to to air in Summer 2015.
Sky Atlantic brings satellite viewers the Cinemax drama about a former convict who assumes the identity of the sheriff in a small Amish town.
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.
We return to the dictatorship from Aberdeen for a second series
The original (now that a British/French and US/Mexican remake are in the works), returns to BBC Four in the autumn
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.
‘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.
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.
Due in 2015, this ninth series will be the last. Filming in July for later in the year.
The boys from the Dwarf are due back in Autumn 2015, with filming starting Nov 2014.
The picturesque but drug-ridden towns of Calderdale return for a second series on the BBC.
We return to the Griffins in the autumn in their new home at ITV2
Idris Elba’s unhinged and unconventional detective begins filiming a fourth series in 2015
Season 5: Hotel, stars Lady Gaga!
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.
More espionage fun with everybody’s favourite animated spy.
Ben, Tom and Matthew are young adults who do a bad job of acting responsibly. They are effectively men behaving badly.
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…
Desperate Housewives spinoff
After a short break, filming for the seventh series began in Spring 2015
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… Renewed for a 2nd season.
Explores the ever-growing fears of a populace that believes that a major catastrophe may end modern life… Well that sounds cheery…
Inspired by the Coen brothers 1996 film of the same name, and returning for a 2nd season.
Student sitcom from the writers of Peep Show returns
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.
Martin Shaw returns to investigate crime in the North East of England
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
American musical drama starring Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, Spin City) and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes). Nothing official yet, but Nashville usually runs in Feb.
Who’s that (new) girl? It’s that Zooey Deschanel (you know, the one who’s sister is in Bones!)
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.
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
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.
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.
another literary adaptation for 2015, this time based on the fantasy novel
sean Bean stars in a version of Mary Shelley’s classic. How long will he survive? Airs on Itv Encore
Brian Cox (the Dundee one, not the science one) stars as the head of MI5 in this spy series set in London 1972.
US sitcom set in the 1980’s, based on a fictionalised version of the childhood of the writer, Adam F. Goldberg.
Samantha Morton stars in this Anglo-French heist series.
Comedy about a successful doctor with an iffy personal life.
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
Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughan take the reigns from McConaughey and Harrelson in the second season of the acclaimed drama. Due in the US in summer, and possibly a few weeks later here.
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. Season 3 has yet to be shown in the UK.
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 in the new series, Agent Carter.
Talent show based on Pop Idol, one of the many TV talent shows, but with Americans. 14th season not purchased by 5.
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
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.
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.
Musical drama series about a fictional hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Enterprises. Stars Terrence Howard. Already renewed for a 2nd series.
The adventures of young Inspector Morse return to our screens
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.
Following the acclaimed second series starring Keeley Hawes, creator Jed Mercurio brings us back to the bleak world of AC-12.
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.
A third series has been commissioned by BBC America. No news on UK broadcast yet
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.
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.
Drama staring Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston Tucker who works closely with the US President.
English-language French TV series based on the film series
During WWII, British experts trained Norwegians to sabotage the Nazi nuclear programme
Following a successful pilot on Amazon Instant, the return to television of the X-files’ Chris Carter sees a group of strangers caught up in an unexplained panicky situation. Amazon subsequently changed its mind and the series won’t be happening
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
Comedy about three different men trying to prevent a third World War
Stars Robin Williams as Simon Roberts, a renowned & brilliant (but eccentric) advertising executive, runs the Roberts and Roberts Advertising Agency with his rather more practical daughter, Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar), who’s trying to manage the company, and her dad…
New period drama from Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) set in 1880s New York, a period dubbed the “gilded age” as vast amounts of new money exchanged hands and fortunes were made.
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
Another programme about zombies, this time from the people behind Eureka. Airs on SyFy in the US, but no word on whether it’ll air on SyFy UK, or get sold to a different channel.
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