Fall TV Premiere Dates Set

Jul 11, 2018

Teases for the new Magnum P.I., The Cool Kids and other new fall TV shows are filling the air, so it's not too early to be thinking about the fall TV season.

Here's the latest information about premieres for new and returning series on all the major broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, Fox, PBS, NBC and CW. 

The fall TV season starts Sunday, Sept. 9,  with Fox's REL, starring Lil Rel Howery from Get Out.

The pro football season kicks off with the Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Sept. 6, at 8:20 p.m. (10 minutes earlier than past years) on NBC. Sunday Night Football starts Sept. 9 with the Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers at 8:20 p.m.

New TV shows are in bold italics.

NFL football returns Sept. 6 on NBC.
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THURSDAY, SEPT. 6

8:20 p.m.: NFL Football, NBC. NFL season kicks off with the Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 9

7 p.m.: Football Night in America, NBC.

9 p.m.: The Miniaturist, PBS. PREMIERE.  New Masterpiece Theatre drama set in 1686 Amsterdam.

8 p.m.: REL, Fox. PREMIERE.  Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, The Carmichael Show) plays a divorced dad living in Chicago near his dad (Sinbad, Jingle All The Way), brother (Jordan L. Jones, NCIS: Los Angeles) and best friend (Jess "Hilarious" Moore, Wild 'N Out) from producers Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) and Mike Scully (The Simpsons). Moves to 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Sept. 30.

8:20 p.m.: Sunday Night Football, NBC. Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers.

9 p.m.: Shameless, Showtime. Season 9 premiere.

MONDAY, SEPT. 10

10 p.m.: Amanpour And Company, PBS.

TUESDAY, SEP. 11

8 p.m.: The Great American Read, PBS. Through Oct. 23.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12

10 p.m.: American Horror Story, FX.  Season 9 premiere.

Colin Jost and Michael Che from 'Saturday Night Live' host the 70th Primetime Emmys on Monday, Sept. 17.
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MONDAY, SEPT. 17

8 p.m.: 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC. Due to NBC's Sunday Night Football, the annual Primetime Emmys moves to Monday, hosted by Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19

8 p.m.: The Amazing Human Body, PBS. PREMIERE. Scientific case studies explore the internal mechanics of your body in vivid detail.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21

9 p.m.:  Art In The Twenty-First Century, PBS. Season 9 premiere.

SUNDAY, SEPT 23

7:30 p.m.: Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew, PBS.  PREMIEREAnne Shirley (Ella Ballentine) goes to school in the city.

8 p.m.: 9-1-1, Fox. Season 2 premiere, part 1.

MONDAY, SEPT. 24

8 p.m.: Big Bang Theory, CBS. Season 12 premiere; moves to Thursdays Sept. 27.

8 p.m.: Dancing with the Stars, ABC.  Season 27 premiere

8 p.m.: The Resident, Fox. Season 2 premiere.

8 p.m.: The Voice, NBC. Season 15 premiere.

8:30 p.m.: Young Sheldon, CBS. Season 2 premiere; moves to Thursdays Sept. 27.

9 p.m.: Magnum P.I., CBS. PREMIERE. Jay Hernandez (Scandal, Nashville, Bad Moms) puts on Tom Selleck's Detroit Tigers cap as CBS reboots the adventures of iconic Hawaiian private eye Thomas Magnum.

9 p.m.: 9-1-1, Fox. Season 2 premiere conclusion.

NBC's 'Manifest' premieres Monday, Sept. 24.
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10 p.m.: Manifest, NBC. PREMIERE. Passengers (J. R Ramirez, Arrow, Emily Owens; Josh Dallas, Once Upon A Time;  Athena Karkanis, Zoo) on a turbulent flight in 2013 learn when they land that it's now 2018, and their family and friends have mourned their loss and moved on. 

10 p.m.: Bull, CBS. Season 3 premiere on a new night.

10 p.m.: The Good Doctor, ABC.  Season 2 premiere.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25

8 p.m.: NCIS, CBS. Season 16 premiere.

8 p.m.: The Gifted, Fox. Season 2 premiere.

8 p.m.: The Voice, NBC.  Season 15, second episode.

8 p.m.: The Goldbergs, ABC. Season 6 premiere.

8:30 p.m.: American Housewife,ABC. Season 3 premiere.

9 p.m.: The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope – Science, PBS. PREMIERE. Ken Burns film about the Mayo Clinic.

9 p.m.: FBI, CBS. PREMIERE. Missy Peregrym (Ten Days in the Valley, Van Helsing, Rookie Blue, Heroes) stars as FBI Agent Maggie Bell in this drama from prolific producer Dick Wolf (Law & Order, Chicago Fire/Med/P.D.).

Missy Peregrym stars in CBS' FBI.
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9 p.m. – This Is Us, NBC. Season 3 premiere.

9 p.m.: Modern Family, ABC. Season 10 premiere.

9 p.m.: Lethal Weapon, Fox. Season 3 premiere.

9:31 p.m.: Single Parents ABC. PREMIERE. Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam star as…  wait for it…. single parents.

10 p.m.: A Million Little Things, ABC. PREMIERE.  Seven Boston friends, who feel "stuck in life," bond after the death of a friend.

10 p.m.: New Amsterdam, NBC. PREMIERE. A new young administrator (Ryan Eggold, The Blacklist) shakes up thing at New York's old Bellevue Hospital.

10 p.m.: NCIS: New Orleans, CBS. Season 5 premiere.

"Survivor" host Jeff Probst.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

8 p.m.: Empire, Fox. Season 5 premiere.

8 p.m.: Survivor, CBS. Season 37 premiere.

8 p.m.: Chicago Med, NBC. Season 4 premiere.

9 p.m.: Chicago Fire, NBC. Season 7 premiere.

9 p.m.:  Star, Fox. Season 3 premeire.

9:30 p.m.: Big Brother, CBS. Season finale; 90 minutes.

10 p.m.: Chicago P.D., NBC. Season 6 premiere.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

7:30 p.m.: Thursday Night Football, Fox. Fox premiere.

8 p.m.: Big Bang Theory, CBS. Time period premiere.

8 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy, ABC. Season 15 premiere.

8 p.m.: The Good Place, NBC. Season 3 premiere; one hour.

8:30 p.m.: Young Sheldon, CBS. Time period premiere.

9 p.m.: Mom, CBS. Season 6 premiere.

9 p.m.: Law & Order: SVU, NBC. Season 20 premiere; two hours.

9:30 p.m.: Murphy Brown, CBS. PREMIERE. Candice Bergen rounds up her old Emmy-winning old gang -- Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and  Grant Shaud – for a revival of the 1988-98 newsroom comedy now set in an all-news cable network.

10 p.m.: How to Get Away with Murder, ABC. Season 5 premiere.

10 p.m.: S.W.A.T., CBS. Season 2 premiere.

'Last Man Standing' with Tim Allen and Nancy Travis moves from ABC to Fox this fall.
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FRIDAY, SEPT. 28

8 p.m.: Last Man Standing, Fox. Fox debut for Tim Allen series canceled by ABC; season 7 premiere.

8 p.m.: MacGyver, CBS. Season 3 premiere.

8:30 p.m.: The Cool Kids, Fox. Premiere.  Martin Mull, Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier and Leslie Jordan play bickering retirement home residents.

'The Cool Kids' retirement home sitcom stars (from left) Leslie Jordan, Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier and Martin Mull.
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9 p.m.: Hawaii Five-0, CBS. Season 9 premiere.

9 p.m.: Hell's Kitchen, Fox. Season 18 premiere.

10 p.m.: Blue Bloods, CBS. Season 9 premiere.

10 p.m.: Dateline NBC, NBC. Season 27 premiere.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29

10 p.m.: 48 Hours, CBS. Season 31 premiere; 2 hours.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

7 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos, ABC. Season 29 premiere.)

7:30 p.m.: 60 Minutes, CBS. Season 51 premeire.

8 p.m.: The Simpsons, Fox. Season 30 premiere.

8 p.m.: The Durrells in Corfu, PBS. Season 3 premiere; airs through Nov. 18.

8:30 p.m.: God Friended Me, CBS. PREMIERE. Brandon Michael Hall (The Mayor) plays an ardent atheist who inadvertently helps people in need after receiving a social media friend request from God.

8:30 p.m.: Bob's Burgers, Fox. Season 9 premiere.

9 p.m.: Family Guy, Fox. Season 16 premiere.

9 p.m.: Poldark, PBS. Season 4 premiere.  Through Nov. 18.

9:30 p.m.: REL, Fox. Second episode; time period premeire.

9:30 p.m.: NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS. Season 10 premiere.

Cedric the Entertainer (left) stars in CBS' new family comedy, 'The Neighborhood.'
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MONDAY, OCT. 1

8 p.m.: The Neighborhood, CBS. PREMIERE.  An opinionated Los Angeles resident (Cedric the Entertainer) intimidates his new neighbor from Michigan (Max Greenfield).

8:30 p.m.: Happy Together, CBS. PREMIERE. –A young pop star (Felix Mallard) moved in with a suburban couple (Damon Wayans Jr., Amber Stevens West).

9 p.m.: Magnum P.I., CBS. Second episode.

10 p.m.:  POV: Dark Money, PBS. How unlimited, anonymous campaign contributions threatens Montana's government.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3

9 p.m.: Seal Team, CBS. Season 2 premiere.

10 p.m.: Criminal Minds, CBS. Season 14 premiere.

THURSDAY, OCT. 4

8 p.m.: Superstore, NBC. Season 4 premiere.

8:30 p.m.: The Good Place, NBC.  Time period premiere.

9 p.m.: Will & Grace, NBC. Season 2 premiere.

9:01 p.m.: Station 19, ABC. Season 2 premiere.

9:30 p.m.: I Feel Bad, NBC. PREMIERE.  Amy Poehler produces this sitcom about an imperfect working mother (Sarayu Blue, The Real O'Neals, NCIS: Los Angeles) who sometimes ignores her misbehaving children or asks employees to solve personal problems.

Sarayu Blue stars in 'I Feel Bad' on NBC.
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10 p.m.: Law & Order: SVU, NBC. Time period premiere.

FRIDAY, OCT. 5

8 p.m.: Fresh Off the Boat, ABC. Season 5 premiere.

8:30 p.m.: Speechless, ABC. Season 3 premiere.

9 p.m.:  Child Support, ABC. Season 2 premiere.

9 p.m.: Great Performances: Grammy Salute To Music Legends 2018, PBS. All-star concert honorsNeil Diamond, Tina Turner, Queen, composer John Williams and The Meters, a New Orleans funk band.

SATURDAY, OCT. 6

10 p.m.: 48 Hours, CBS. Time period premiere.

SUNDAY, OCT. 7

7 p.m.: 60 Minutes, CBS. Time period premiere.

8 p.m.: Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, ABC. PREMIERE. "Celebrity kids" will be paired with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines.

8 p.m.: God Friended Me, CBS. Second episode.

8 p.m.: 2018 iHeartMedia Music Festival, CW. First of two nights.

10 p.m.: Madam Secretary, CBS. Season 5 premiere.

10 p.m.: Shark Tank, ABC.  Season 10 premiere.

MONDAY, OCT. 8

8 p.m.: 2018 iHeartMedia Music Festival, CW. Second night.

9 p.m.: American Experience: The Circus, PBS. Two-part film about the history of the circus. Concludes Tuesday, Oct. 9.

TUESDAY, OCT. 9

8 p.m.: The Flash, CW. Season 5 premiere.

9 p.m.: Black Lightning, CW. Season 2 premiere.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10

8 p.m.: Riverdale, CW. Season 3 premeire.

9 p.m.: All American, CW. PREMIERE.   A star Compton high school football player (Daniel Ezra, The Missing, Prey) transfer to Beverly Hills High School.

9 p.m.: NOVA, PBS. Back-to-back one hour programs about volcanoes, Volcano: Fiery Lake and Volcano: Hidden Peril.

THURSDAY, OCT. 11

8 p.m.: Supernatural, CW. Season 14 premiere.

9 p.m.: All American, CW. Repeat of Oct. 10 debut.

FRIDAY, OCT. 12

8 p.m.: Dynasty, CW. Season 2 premiere.

8 p.m.: Blindspot, NBC.

9 p.m.: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, CW. Season 4 premiere.

9 p.m.:  Shakespeare Uncovered, PBS. PREMIERE. Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Brian Cox and other actors talk about Shakespeare's greatest plays. Through Oct. 26.

SUNDAY, OCT. 14

8 p.m.: Supergirl, CW. Season 4 premiere; new night.

9 p.m.: Supergirl, CW. Repeat of 8 p.m. episode.

9 p.m.: Charmed, CW. Premiere.  CW revives the signature WB fantasy drama  (1998-2006) by conjuring up new witches (Melonie Dias, The Breaks, Nip/Tuck; Sarah Jeffery, Shades of Blue, Wayward Pines; and Madeleine Mantock, Into the Badlands, The Tomorrow People).

10:01 p.m.: The Alec Baldwin Show, ABC. PREMIERE. Baldwin interviews two celebrities in prime-time.

MONDAY, OCT. 15

8 p.m.: Arrow, CW. Season 8 premiere.

TUESDAY, OCT. 16

8 p.m.: The Conners, ABC. PREMIERE.  Revamped Roseanne show returns without Roseanne Barr, but with the rest of the cast from spring.

8:31 p.m.:  The Kids Are Alright, ABC. PREMIERE. A comedy about an Irish-Catholic family in the 1970s living in suburban Los Angeles.

9 p.m.: American Experience: The Eugenics Crusade, PBS.  A look at the early 20th century campaign to breed a better American race.

9 p.m.: black-ish, ABC. Season 5 premiere.

9:30 p.m.:  Splitting Up Together, ABC.  Season 2 premiere.

10 p.m.: The Rookie, ABC. PREMIERE.Nathan Fillion (Castle) plays a 40-year-old small-town guy who comes the Los Angeles Police Department's oldest trainee.

Nathan Fillion as ABC's "The Rookie" police officer in Los Angeles.
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THURSDAY, OCT. 18

9 p.m.: Charmed, CW. Repeat of Oct. 14 premeire.

SUNDAY, OCT. 21

10 p.m.: The Woman in White, PBS.  PREMIERE. A young man helps a ghostly woman dressed all in white.

MONDAY, OCT. 22

9 p.m.: DC's Legends of Tomorrow, CW. Season 4 premiere.

TUESDAY, OCT. 23

9 p.m.: Native America, PBS.  PREMIERE. A look at America's first inhabitants 15,000 years ago. Through Nov. 13.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24

8 p.m.: Super Cats, A Nature Miniseries, PBS. PREMIERE.

THURSDAY, OCT. 25

9 p.m.: Legacies, CW. Premiere.  Danielle Rose Russell (The Originals), Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse and Aria Shaghasemi play young witches, vampires, werewolves and other supernatural beings at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.

FRIDAY, OCT. 26

9 p.m.: Midnight, Texas, NBC. Season 2 premiere.

MONDAY, OCT. 29

10 p.m.: Independent Lens, PBS. Season premiere with "Young Men and Fire," about firefighters during wildfire season.

TUESDAY, OCT. 30

8 p.m.: We'll Meet Again, PBS. Season 2 premiere.

FRIDAY, NOV. 2

9 p.m.: Great Performances, PBS. Broadway-themed programs air through Nov. 23.

MONDAY, NOV. 19

10 p.m.:  Independent Lens: The Cleaners, PBS.  How Google and Facebook monitor and delete inappropriate digital content.

MONDAY, DEC. 18

9 p.m.: Lidia Celebrates America: A Heartland Holiday Feast, PBS. Holiday celebrations in Bethlehem, PA, Lawton, OK, and Nachitoches, LA.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26

9 p.m.: NOVA: Apollo 8, PBS. PREMIERE.  Astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders talk about the first mission to circle the moon and return safely to Earth.

FRIDAY, DEC. 28

9 p.m.: Great Performances: Bernstein Centennial Celebration, PBS.  With the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood.

SUNDAY, DEC. 31

8 p.m.:  Live From Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve, PBS.