2018 TV Premiere Dates

Since we’re right in the middle of the holiday season, many of your favorite TV shows are on hiatus for a few weeks until after the New Year. That means you have enough time to catch up on the shows you fell behind on, or maybe it gives you an opportunity to binge a new show and get caught up before it returns in 2018. Either way, we’ve got a full list of the return dates for all of your favorite TV shows in the first few months of the year, not to mention some brand new shows making their debut.

Get the full list of 2018 TV premiere dates below.

For all you Arrowverse fans out there, you might want to tune in to The CW on January 16, because that’s when the new DC Comics series Black Lightning hits the air. The series hasn’t yet confirmed if it will actually be tied into the Arrowverse along with Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and of course Arrow, but that’s likely only so it can stand on its own before it officially becomes part of the larger world. The CW likely wants to see how the series performs before they go linking it to their four other successful series, but if the ratings are good and fans respond well, then you can expect the superhero to join the line-up.

Personally, I’m intrigued by LA to Vegas on FOX, especially since it’s executive produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Dylan McDermott stars in the comedy series about a flight crew that makes the trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas over and over again. Easily the most exciting prospect of this series is that it will see Mulroney facing off with Dermot Mulroney sometime in the first season. That show arrives early in 2018 on January 2.

There’s also AP Bio on NBC. Patton Oswalt and Glenn Howerton star in the comedy series about a philosophy scholar (Howerton) loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher, where he makes it clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, he decides instead to use the kids to his own benefit. The series is written by Saturday Night Live‘s Mike O’Brien, who also executive produces with Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, Andrew Singer and Mike Showmaker. The show premieres on February 1.

If you’re looking for something exciting to stream early in the year, Amazon Prime will be debuting the new sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Based on short stories from the author whose work inspired movies such as Blade Runner and Minority Report, Amazon is hoping this will be their own little Black Mirror sort of series, and with a cast that includes Steve Buscemi, Jack Reynor, Geraldine Chaplin, Anna Paquin, Greg Kinner, Mireille Enos, Richard Madden, Holliday Grainger, Jason Mitchell, Vera Farmiga, Juno Temple, Janelle Monae, Liam Cunningham, Terrence Howard, Benedict Wong, it just might work out for them. Catch it on Amazon on January 12.

Otherwise, you can check out when all of the other ongoing series that you watch are returning with the full list of return dates below. Thanks to Deadline for the heads up on all these premiere dates.

January 1
Valor (The CW, Season 1B)
Lovesick (Netflix, Season 3)
Unikitty! (Cartoon Network, new animated series)

January 2
NCIS (CBS, Season 15B)
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Season 4B)
Bull (CBS, Season 2B)
Chicago Med (NBC, Season 3B)
Lethal Weapon (Fox, Season 2B)
LA to Vegas (Fox, new drama series)
The Mick (Fox, Season 2B; new time slot)

January 3
The Goldbergs (ABC, Season 5B)
Speechless (ABC, Season 2B)
Modern Family (ABC, Season 9B)
American Housewife (ABC, Season 2B)
SEAL Team (CBS, Season 1B)
Criminal Minds (CBS, Season 13B)
The Blacklist (NBC, Season 5B)
Law & Order: SVU (NBC, Season 19B)
Chicago P.D. (NBC, Season 5B)
The X-Files (Fox, Season 11)
9-1-1 (Fox, new drama series)
Grown-ish (Freeform, new comedy series)

January 4
The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Season 11B)
Young Sheldon (CBS, Season 1B)
Mom (CBS, Season 5B)
Life in Pieces (CBS, Season 3B)
S.W.A.T. (CBS, Season 1B)
Superstore (NBC, Season 3)
The Good Place (NBC, Season 2B)
Will & Grace (NBC, Season 1B)
Great News (NBC, Season 2B)
Chicago Fire (NBC, Season 6B)
Nashville (CMT, Season 6)

January 5
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.(ABC, Season 5B)
MacGyver (CBS, Season 2B)
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Season 8B)
Blue Bloods (CBS, Season 8B)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, Season 3B)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix, Season 10; new network)
Devilman Crybaby (Netflix, new anime series)
Rotten (Netflix, new miniseries)
Unikitty! (Cartoon Network, time slot premiere)

January 7
Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, Season 1B)
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Season 9B)
Madam Secretary (CBS, Season 4B)
Bob’s Burgers (Fox, Season 8B)
The Simpsons (Fox, Season 29B)
Ghosted (Fox, Season 1B)
Family Guy (Fox, Season 15B)
The Last Man on Earth (Fox, Season 4B)
The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards (NBC, live special)
The Chi (Showtime, new drama series)
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, Season 1B)
After Trek (CBS All Access, Season 1B)

January 8
The Good Doctor (ABC, Season 1B)
The Brave (NBC, Season 1B)

January 9
This Is Us (NBC, Season 2B; moved from January 2)
The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN, Season 5)
The Fosters (Freeform, Season 5B)

January 10
The Magicians (Syfy, Season 3)
If Loving You Is Wrong (OWN, Season 4B)
Alone Together (Freeform, new comedy series)

January 12
Blindspot (NBC, Season 3B)
Taken (NBC, Season 2B)
Disjointed (Netflix, Season 1B)
Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix, new docuseries)
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Amazon Prime, new anthology drama series)

January 14
Divorce (HBO, Season 2)
Crashing (HBO, Season 2)
Victoria (PBS, Season 2)
Hot Streets (Adult Swim, new shortform animated series)

January 15
Kevin Can Wait (CBS, Season 2B)
Man with a Plan (CBS, Season 2B)
Superior Donuts (CBS, Season 2B)
9JKL (CBS, Season 1B)
Scorpion (CBS, Season 4B)
Supergirl (The CW, Season 3B)

January 16
Black Lightning (The CW, new drama series)
The Flash (The CW, Season 4B)
The Paynes (OWN, new comedy series)

January 17
Riverdale (The CW, Season 2B)
Dynasty (The CW, Season 1B)
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX, Season 2 of anthology series)
The Path (Hulu, Season 3)
Corporate (Comedy Central, new comedy series)

January 18
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, Season 14B)
Scandal (ABC, Season 7B; final season)
How to Get Away with Murder
 (ABC, Season 4)
Supernatural (The CW, Season 13B)
Arrow (The CW, Season 6B)
Tiempos de guerra (Netflix, Spanish drama series)
Beyond (Freeform, Season 2)
Portlandia (IFC, Season 8; final season)
Jordskott (Shudder, Season 2)

January 19
Grace and Frankie (Netflix, Season 4)
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (Netflix, new animated series)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO, Season 16)
High Maintenance (HBO, Season 2)
The Paynes (OWN, time slot premiere)

January 20
Planet Earth: Blue Planet II (BBC America, new nature series)

January 21
The Resident (Fox, new drama series)
Counterpart (Starz, new drama series)

January 22
Mosaic (HBO, new drama limited series)
The Alienist (TNT, new drama series)
The Resident (Fox, time slot premiere)
Dear Murderer (Acorn TV, Season 1; U.S. premiere)

January 23
Bellevue (WGN America, new drama series)
The Detour (TNT, Season 3)
Baskets (FX, Season 3)
Drunk History (Comedy Central, Season 5)
Another Period (Comedy Central, Season 3)
The Quad (BET, Season 2)

January 24
Waco (Paramount Network, new limited series)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop, Season 4)
Let’s Get Physical (Pop, new comedy series)
David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef (Smithsonian Channel, new documentary series)

January 26
Jane the Virgin (The CW, Season 4B)
One Day at a Time (Netflix, Season 2)
Llama Llama (Netflix, new kids series)
The Adventures of Puss in Boots (Netflix, Season 6)

January 28
The 60th annual Grammy Awards (CBS, live special)
El Ministerio del Tiempo (Netflix, Season 3)

January 30
Babylon Berlin (Netflix, new German drama series)

January 31
Big Papi Needs a Job (Fusion, new unscripted series)
Step Up: High Water (YouTube Red, new drama series)

January TBA
Swedish Dicks (Pop, Season 2)

February 1
A.P. Bio (NBC, new comedy series preview)

February 2
2 Dope Queens (HBO, new comedy series)
Altered Carbon
 (Netflix, new drama series)
Strike Back (Cinemax, Season 5)

February 9
2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (NBC, special)

February 11
Homeland (Showtime, Season 7)
Our Cartoon President (Showtime, new animated comedy series)
Here and Now 
(HBO, new drama series)

February 12
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, Season 3B)

February 14
This Close (SundanceTV, new drama series)

February 15
Stargate Origins (Stargate Command, new drama series)

February 16
Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Prime, Season 4)

February 23
The Tick (Amazon Prime, Season 1B)

February 25
The Walking Dead (AMC, Season 8B)
Talking Dead (AMC, Season 7B)
Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz, Season 3)

February 26
Living Biblically (CBS, new comedy series)
The Voice (NBC, Season 14)
Good Girls (NBC, new drama series)
UnReal (Lifetime, Season 3)
Shoot the Messenger (WGN America, new drama series)

February 27
Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. (USA Network, new drama series)

February 28
Designated Survivor (ABC, Season 2B)
The Looming Tower (Hulu, new drama limited series)

March 1
A.P. Bio (NBC, time slot premiere)

March 2
Once Upon a Time (ABC, Season 7B)
B: The Beginning (Netflix, new anime series)

March 4
The Good Fight (CBS All Access, Season 2)
The 90th annual Academy Awards (ABC, live special)

March 7
Hap and Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo  (SundanceTV, Season 3)
Hard Sun (Hulu, new drama series)

March 8
Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix, Season 2)
The Oath (Crackle, new drama series)

March 9
Love (Netflix, Season 3; final season)

March 11
Instinct (CBS, new comedy series)
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Season 9B)
Madam Secretary (CBS, Season 4B)

March 13
Rise (NBC, new drama series)

March 20
Rise (NBC, time slot premiere)

March 26
The Terror (AMC, new drama series)

March 27
Roseanne (ABC, new comedy series revival)

March 29
Siren (Freeform, new drama series)

March TBA
Empire (Fox, Season 4B)
Star (Fox, Season 2B)
Scream (MTV, Season 3)

April 3
Shadowhunters (Freeform, Season 3)

April 10
In Contempt (BET, new drama series)

April 13
Rellik (Cinemax, new drama series)

April 16
Supergirl (The CW, Season 3C)

April TBA
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu, Season 2)
Howards End (Starz, new miniseries)

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