UK TV Air Dates for US & UK Shows in 2018
Lots and lots of UK premiere dates (and returning shows) for the first half of the year and beyond! As always, if there’s any TV Show you’d like to see a UK tv premiere date for, just leave it in the comments, and we’ll do our best to find it for you. 🙂
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GREEN = Shows in this colour are returning for part 2 of a season.
(TBC) = To be confirmed. If a show is listed as (TBC) this means it’s either not an official date from the channel, or is subject to change.
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New sci-fi drama about the first human mission to Mars. Stars Sean Penn.
Robin Wright returns for a final season with more 2-faced backstabbing and political intrigue.
Psychological thriller from Mr Robot’s Sam Esmail starring Julia Roberts.
Time-travel historical romantic drama from the makers of Spartacus and Battlestar Galactica.
John C. McGinley (Scrubs) stars as Stan, a small town disgruntled former sheriff who finds himself battling demons!
Russell Howard comes to Sky 1 with a brand new show.
Big Bang Theory spin-off following the exploits of a young Sheldon Cooper, growing up in Galveston, Texas.
Adam Brody and Martin Freeman star in this series about a startup tech company forced to fund itself from some shady individuals.
To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner (Michael Dorman) must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous “non-official cover” – that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.
Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman star in this new anthology series about a mother who inexplicably commits a violent act
Real-life stories & interviews mixed with a fictional drama of the first manned mission to Mars in the year 2033.
Sullivan Stapleton stars in this crime drama centring on a woman with tattoos of crimes needing to be solved. Usually starts in the Autumn, but with Sky Living becoming Sky Witness, it’s possible things may move around.
New space sci-fi starring Tom Felton and Natalia Tena.
Netflix-produced drama about drug cartels in South America.
Tales from the American frontier, from the minds of Joel and Ethan Coen. Was going to be a series but is now a film.
Ant & Dec rekindle some careers in the insect-laden rainforest again.
Wessex the eponymous last kingdom standing up to the Norse invaders.
HBO’s first foreign language miniseries, based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book.
This season, Kinga subjects Jonah and the bots to a devious new experiment: a back-to-back marathon of six hilariously cheesy and riff-worthy films.
New Zealand detective drama series. Season 4 to follow from Friday, 24th November 2017 at 8pm.
Jason Momoa (Game Of Thrones, and DC’s new big screen Aquaman) stars in a adventure drama set around the late 18th century North American fur trade.
Jim Carrey stars in this comedy-drama as children’s TV star Mr Pickles, whose off-screen life is much less of a fairytale than his on-screen persona.
Historical drama from US channel History, first UK run courtesy of Amazon Prime, then airing on the History Channel UK.
Bill Burr and Michael Price’s animated sitcom about a 1970’s US family returns for a 3rd season.
Series based on a George R.R. Martin novella, set in the future, on the eve of Earth’s destruction. A team of scientists and a telepath take a journey aboard the ‘Nightflyer’ – the most advanced ship in the galaxy – to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to their survival.
Sky’s popular supermarket sitcom returns for a final Christmas Special.
Dawn French stars in a story of love, heartbreak, food and female friendship.
Stars Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) as Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel, a 1958 New York City woman, who discovers she has a talent for stand-up comedy. From Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) and Executive Producer Daniel Palladino (Family Guy).
A return to the slightly odd Arctic town for a 3rd and final season.
Howard Silk (JK Simmons) is a cog in a seemingly innocuous UN agency, who discovers that they are actually guarding a path into a parallel dimension… Already has a 2 season order of 10 episodes each.
Another time-traveling TV series, this one starring Eric McCormack.
Continuation of US sitcom Full House, which sees the Tanner family arrive on Netflix.
A dark 21st-century love story about an obsessive, yet brilliant twentysomething who uses the hyper-connectivity of today’s technology to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him.
Tea Leoni is the Secretary of State with a CIA background.
A little known cartoon… Still going strong.
David Mitchell and Robert Webb return in new Channel 4 sitcom about a pub landlord and an interloping ex-foster child…
Another comic book series from Greg Berlanti. This one based around the Dick Grayson led team of ‘Titans’.
America’s biggest comedy returns.
Charlie Brooker’s futuristic satire has moved to Netflix…
Marvel superhero drama about 6 diverse teenagers who can barely stand one another, but who must unite against a common foe… their parents. Created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ spin-off series about the heroic firefighters at Seattle Fire Station 19. Sky haven’t officially said that S19 is coming in Oct, but they have said ‘Greys’ will be back then… And given there are supposed to be more crossovers, we assume they will be scheduling them together… hopefully…
Ashley Jensen (Extras) stars as PR-guru turned-amateur-sleuth Agatha Raisin. Dropped by Sky, but renewed by streaming service Acorn TV – a US streaming service that specialises in UK imports.
Jenna Coleman stars as Queen Victoria.
A reboot of ‘Charmed’ about 3 witch sisters.
The excellent James Spader returns as Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington for a new season of Blacklisty goodness (or badness… yep, probably badness if Red is involved). Starts later in the US this year, so the earliest it can return is early 2019.
Bull stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull in a drama inspired by the early career of ‘Dr. Phil’ McGraw.
Netflix mixes Criminal Minds with the Silence of the Lambs. Two members of FBI’s Behavioral Sciences Unit interview serial killers to help solve crimes. Stars Jonathan Groff (Glee, Frozen), Holt McCallany (Blue Bloods, CSI: Miami) and Anna Torv (Fringe). Exec produced by David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Social Network, Zodiac).
Top Gear returns, with Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid.
American legal drama about a group of law students, and their professor, Annalise DeWitt (Viola Davis), who become entangled in a murder plot.
Another tv series based on a film, this time the Mel Gibson vehicle which spawned three sequels.
Street race drama starring Sean Bean, Adrian Lester, Phoebe Fox and Malachi Kirby.
Set in 1619 in the early days of the first British settlers in America, Jamestown tells the story of a group of young women as they leave the Old World and their old lives behind them.
Spin-off from ‘The Good Wife’, following Diane Lockhart to a new law firm.
Another American police show. This time however, it is a comedy making fun of all the other American police shows.
The greatest moustache in the world returns for another outing.
Will and Grace (along with Karen and Jack) are back for the first time in ten years. Perhaps that Friends revival ain’t so far-fetched now.
The firefighters and medics of Engine 51 are back in the UK courtesy of Sky Witness.
The popular remake with the classic theme tune is back for a new season.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service return as the veteran police procedural continues.
Another season for the California spinoff.
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.
True Detective returns for a 3rd season of the anthology crime drama.
A remake of the classic 80’s P.I. drama.
Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks star in a revenge thriller set in the Rocky Mountains. Produced by Kudos. Sky and Channel 4 have done a deal which sees Season 1 come to Channel 4 in Autumn 2018 before Season 2 premieres on Sky Atlantic in Early 2019.
Ex-pat comedy drama about a family who move from England to the sunshine state of Florida, starring Philip Glenister and Lesley Sharp.
A US remake of the 2016 UK series Camping from Lena Dunham and original creator Julia Davis, starring David Tennant & Jennifer Garner.
Patrick Warburton stars as Lemony Snicket in Netflix’s adaptation of the Lemony Snicket novels, with Neil Patrick Harris playing Count Olaf.
Fantasy sitcom about Eleanor (Kristen Bell), who is killed and ends up in the afterlife. Her facilitator Micheal (Ted Danson) tells her she is in ‘the good place’ due to her good deeds… Except, she hasn’t done those good deeds… It’s an admin error… Can she hide her past and manage to stay, or will she get sent to ‘the bad place’?
A group of friends from Harvard played by Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon and Jae Suh Park star as a group of ex-Harvard college buddies meeting up again in their 40s.
Netflix goes where almost everyone has been before and brings us the new Star Trek series within a day of its US date.
Sex and the City’s Sarah Jessica Parker returns to HBO in a comedy about a very long divorce.
Live action adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics series about a dysfunctional family of superheroes, set in an alternate history where JFK was never assassinated.
Not Yet Scheduled TV Shows 2018
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.
Spoof police procedural in the vein of Police Squad.
Reality series which sees William Shatner, Henry Winkler, George Foreman and Terry Bradshaw backpack through Asia with comedian Jeff Dye to check items off their bucket lists.
Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan’s critically acclaimed comedy returns for a new series.
A TV sequel to the classic war movie, one of the most acclaimed German films of all time.
New part live-action/part computer-animated comedy from Jon Brown (‘Loaded’, ‘Fresh Meat’, ‘Veep’) about a trio and their obsession with an MMORPG.
English language intrigue miniseries from France set in Africa, the Middle East and Europe
A priest, who also happens to be a retired Scots Guard, teams up with a policeman in 1950s Cambridgeshire. Renewed for season 4… BUT it’ll be the final season with James Norton in the lead role.
The picturesque but drug-ridden towns of Calderdale return for a third series, once again starring Sarah Lancashire. It won’t be soon though, most likely in 2018
Samantha Morton stars in this new drama about rival brothel owners in 18th Century London.
Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid are in their seventies and rediscovering love in this romantic comedy
Drama based on the memoirs of former London Metropolitan police detective DCI Colin Sutton starring Martin Clunes.
A doctor becomes a therapist for an American football team. Three seasons exist.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel from American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy starring Sarah Paulson.
Satirical impressionist comedy starring Alistair McGowan.
Comedy entertainment series which looks at video games throughout the decades.
Matthew Senreich & Seth Green’s wonderfully ludicrous Robot Chicken returns for a 9th season.
Sitcom starring Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo, mother of 3 kids, including her eldest boy JJ (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy.
Eight-episode drama set in 1814 starring Tom Hardy as a son thought long dead, who returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire. Executive produced by Hardy alongside Ridley Scott and Peaky Blinder’s Steven Knight. This will be one to watch!
Canadian procedural drama about three fiercely talented female homicide investigators.
Drama based on James S. A. Corey’s series of novels about a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System. You can buy the Blu-ray from Amazon of The Expanse Season 1 and Season 2. The 3rd Season is a little in-flux at the moment, but we assume it’s going to come to Amazon before season 4 launches. We’ll update when we have something.
Nathan Fillion stars as the oldest rookie in the LAPD.
Drama from Ripper Street’s Richard Warlow based on the phenomenal true story of how one of the most elusive criminals of the 20th century was caught and brought to trial.
Four planes crash on the same day in four different countries. Three children miraculously survive… Based on the trilogy of books by Sarah Lotz.
Steve Coogan’s alter-ego returns to the BBC with a new series on BBC One.
Marky Mark takes a break from playing with big robots, and Donnie stops chasing down criminals, to help his brother and mum with their burger business.
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!
Follows the plot of the film to begin with – Time travel, deadly virus etc… Season 3 is airing over 3 consecutive days, starting on the 26th May.
Dramedy about a group of friends who, for different reasons and in different ways, are all stuck in their lives, but when one of them dies unexpectedly, it’s just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living.
A dark comedy from Ricky Gervais about a man who, after the death of his wife, becomes suicidal but decides to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on.
TV series based on the popular Anthony Horowitz novels.
New comedy series from Scrub’s Zach Braff about a man who sets out to start up his own business.
US NFL drama from Greg Berlanti. A rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High.
Not to be confused with American Crime Story, American Crime is also anthology crime drama.
Astronaut Niko Breckenridge (Katee Sackhoff) leads a crew on a mission to explore the genesis of an alien artifact. As she and her young crew investigate, they face unimaginable danger on what might very well be a one-way mission.
Comedy about a disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton) who loses out on his dream job to his rival Miles Leonard (Tom Bennett), and is forced to return to Toledo, Ohio and work as a high-school Advanced Placement Biology teacher.
New live-action take on the beloved animated series
The more violent US version of Robot Wars comes to the UK. Bigger, badder, and way more destructive! Read our interview with BattleBots’ exec Tom Gutteridge.
comedy series created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. Stars Adlon as Sam Fox, an L.A. based actress and single mother to 3 daughters trying to juggle life, mothering, and getting her big break. NOTE: We’re listing it as BBC Two as a placeholder, but at the moment we don’t know how the BBC will handle all the new FX content. Click here for more.
Comedy about modern-day man who, at a crossroads in his life, decides to live according to the Bible.
Psychological horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse.
Horror anthology series from Syfy. Dropped by 5Star after 2 seasons.
Follows the rise of five treacherous manicurists working at a Florida salon that launders money for the Dixie Mafia.
Josh Holloway is an FBI agent in a Los Angeles run by aliens, while is family is torn between collaboration and resistance. Sky One currently has “no plans” to air the 3rd Season.
Four-part drama from Spielberg starring Javier Bardem about legendary Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes.
Netflix takes on the legend of King Arthur from Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler.
Coming-of-age drama from the Russo brothers based on the comic book by Rick Remender about a school of deadly assassins.
When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, influence, and illusion – the FBI.
Brand new “epic and intimate” sci-fi fantasy drama from J.J. Abrams.
A timely reminder of problems created by splitting a country in two, this highly-rated German drama, centred on a spy for the East German Stasi, kicks off Channel 4’s new foreign language project – Walter Presents, available initially on Channel 4.
New comedy with ‘2 Broke Girls’ star Kat Dennings.
What happens when a band of super-powered freaks come together to fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them?
A new version of the classic Dracula from Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
A new show from Dick Wolf chronicling the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
A young woman’s dreams of an upstanding life with her new fiancé and his upstanding family are dashed when her younger train wreck half-sister comes to live with her to escape their train wreck of a father.
Limited series from Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton (‘The Mindy Project’), inspired by the 1994 British romantic comedy film
An outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on social media.
Spin-off from Black-ish which sees teenage daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) head to college.
Live action TV series based on the popular video game.
New animated series, voiced by BBT’s Kaley Cuoco.
Anthology series based on the cult classic 80’s movie.
TV series based on Nick Hornby’s novel with Zoë Kravitz taking the lead role.
Comedy about a woman trying to be the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter.
People wake up on an island with no memory of who they are or how they got there. Kate Bosworth, Natalie Martinez and Alex Pettyfer star.
Follows a flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend.
Krysten Ritter stars as Jessica Jones, the ex-superhero turned private detective.
Jason Ritter stars as a man visited by a ‘celestial being’, who gives him the task of saving the world…
Comedy set on the weekend flights from LA To Vegas. From the guys that brought Anchorman and Talladega Nights.
Tim Allen sitcom. The first 3 seasons aired on Sky One but then was dropped. Picked up by E4 then dropped. Now on 5Star, which is showing Season 4 for the first time in the UK.
New Law & Order spin-off inspired by the New York City Hate Crimes unit.
‘LA’s Finest’ is a female leas spin-off from the ‘Bad Boys’ movie franchise starring Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union.
Continues the story of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’, as we follow the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.
PLL’s Lucy Hale stars as a young woman who is diagnosed with terminal cancer, but finds out she’ll actually live, so has to deal with the choices she made when she was live life like she was dying.
Bad Robot’s adaptation of the 2016 dark fantasy horror novel by Matt Ruff.
Matt LeBlanc plays a stay-at-home dad after his wife goes back to work, and learns parenting is not as easy as it seems.
Mystery drama that sees a plane disappear from radar, only to return 5 years later after being presumed lost at sea.
New Marvel live action superhero comedy series, about a young adult super team lead by Squirrel Girl.
The show follows an overworked single mother and ER doctor who also moonlights as an underground angel of death – working outside the law assisting patients who want to die on their own terms.
Spin-off series from ‘Sons Of Anarchy’, this time following their Mexican counterparts, the Mayans MC. NOTE: We’re listing it as BBC Two as a placeholder, but at the moment we don’t know how the BBC will handle all the new FX content. Click here for more.
Superman prequel in the same vein as ‘Gotham’.
Workplace anthology comedy series set in heaven. Season 1 stars Daniel Radcliffe & Owen Wilson.
Two teams of amateur car enthusiasts the opportunity to drive off in their dream car – however they’ll have to rebuild it first.
Romantic musical drama that looks at the love stories connecting a diverse, disparate group of people in contemporary Los Angeles.
Anna Faris stars in this sitcom about a dysfunctional mum and daughter.
A revival of the 80s/90s sitcom starring Candice Bergen.
The new Bellevue Hospital director’s maverick approach disrupts the status quo while always prioritizing patient care. Stars The Blacklist’s Ryan Eggold.
Cross between ‘Extras’ and ‘Episodes’, it’s a comedy about 3 actor/comedians still waiting for their big break, who try to trade on the names of their more famous friends to get ahead.
A new show from ‘Sanctuary’ creator, Damian Kindler, based on the IDW comic book series by Steve Niles.
Batman prequel which will follow the early life of the Wayne family butler.
New Ryan Murphy ongoing drama, set in 1980’s New York. NOTE: We’re listing it as BBC Two as a placeholder, but at the moment we don’t know how the BBC will handle all the new FX content. Click here for more.
Spin-off series from the hugely popular ‘Pretty Little Liars’.
Aidan Gillen & Michael Malarkey star in a drama based on the US Air Force’s real-life attempts to disprove the existence of little green men.
A legal drama set in a wrongful conviction firm. Led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice, the team reopens investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were ‘proven’ guilty.
Hourlong sci-fi, family drama about an African-American single mother who discovers her young son has multiple, constantly changing abilities.
A mad scientist takes his grandson on wacky adventures in this hugely popular cartoon.
Not a new version of Room 101, but an HBO anthology comedy-drama about people who pass through Room 104 of an American motel.
The classic 90’s sitcom returns!
A new version of Melinda Metz’s ‘Roswell High’ YA book series.
Spin-off series from ‘ The Goldbergs’ set in the 90s.
Tv adaptation of the Scream movie series. Renewed for a 6 episode 3rd season, but due to the problems with The Weinstein Co. (who own the series), it is currently in limbo without a home.
‘Suits’ spin-off which follows Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) as she’s forced to enter the dirty world of Chicago politics.
A new drama from ‘Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight starring Jason Momoa set in a future when the human race has lost the sense of sight.
A group of dysfunctional single parents lean on one another as they raise their kids, look for love and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of one another.
The story of a couple whose marriage is reignited by their divorce.
An animated comedy set on the lower decks of one of Starfleet’s least important ships.
New live-action show based on the DC Comics character.
Rachel Bilson stars as Sam, a former star of a hit cop series fresh out of rehab, who teams up with Eddie (Eddie Cibrian), a private investigator, to solve crimes as Sam researches her comeback role.
A modern-day retelling of beloved fairy tales twisted into a dark psychological thriller.
A tv actress is paid $10m to marry a film star.
Military drama starring Anne Heche and Mike Vogel.
Coming-of-age drama series centred on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.
The military’s brightest minds take on our country’s toughest challenges inside the courtroom and out, where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defence lawyer, an investigator, and a Marine.
Roseanne spin-off series with Roseanne.
TV series based on the John Wick movies.
Comedy from the ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ team about 3 guy friends in a retirement community whose equilibrium is upset by the arrival of a female rebel whose ready to challenge their place as top dogs.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure.
A fast-paced thriller set in the world of counterintelligence starring Jennifer Carpenter and Morris Chestnut.
Legal thriller starring Robin Tunney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Breckin Meyer.
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.
Soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel from exec producer Eva Longoria.
Set in the 1970s, an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and eight boisterous sons navigates changes big and small during one of America’s most turbulent decades.
A new live-action Star Wars series.
Comedy about a successful doctor with an iffy personal life. Cancelled by its US network but saved by Hulu and given a fourth season.
The nicest guy in the Midwest moves his family into a tough neighbourhood in L.A. where not everyone appreciates his extreme neighbourliness.
Epic, character?driven thriller starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race.
After a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor, we follow three vastly different families that all have connections with the case as the story is told from each perspective.
Series from Steven Moffat based on the Audrey Niffenegger novel.
The Underground Railroad chronicles young Cora’s journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.
Adaptation of Anne Rice’s classic vampire book series
The drama follows residents of an apartment building in Brooklyn who have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors.
A new series based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s popular and beloved ‘Discworld’ novels.
Demark’s turn again for the remake honours – this time of the serial killer drama.
Drama tv spin-off from the Jason Bourne franchise.
Idris Elba is Charlie, a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter.
The drama follow an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions. Netflix had said it would air 01 November… Then it didn’t appear, so we’re still waiting…
Hulu revives the much loved (former) teen PI played by Kristen Bell.
Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch co-star in the scripted event series based on the 1993 Waco, Texas siege.
A series from ‘Ghost Wars’ and ‘Continuum’ creator Simon Barry, about a kick-ass, demon-fighting nun!
Epic fantasy drama based on Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time novels.
After an emotional breakup, 2 government agents are forced to work with together, as they lead an inter-agency team of spies who periodically save the world (and one other).
Kevin Costner stars as Josh Dutton, who owns the largest contiguous ranch in the United States whose borders are under constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park, Yellowstone.
40yr old tries to reboot her career by pretending to be 26. Dropped by Sony Channel.