TV Networks Midseason Premiere Dates

TV Networks Midseason Premiere Dates

Back in the old days we had three TV networks and they scheduled new shows to premiere in the Fall and reruns all Summer. That scheduling model is now a distant memory as new shows premiere pretty much any time of the year these days.

One of the biggest times for networks to bring out new shows is during what is known as midseason. This midseason is no exception with many new shows hitting the air for the first time or previous ones coming back after the holiday break. So, to help you get your DVRs ready, here is a list of the major premiere dates on broadcast and cable compiled by the extremely helpful folks over at Deadline.

It includes season/series premieres and many return dates for series with split seasons. Now to find that DVR remote and get to programming.

Jan. 3
The Bachelor, ABC, season premiere
Pretty Little Liars, ABC Family, winter season premiere
Greek, ABC Family, season premiere

Jan. 4
V, ABC, season premiere
Live to Dance, CBS, series premiere
The Biggest Loser: Couples, NBC, season premiere
Southland, TNT, season premiere
Chopped, Food Network, season premiere
Caprica, Syfy, final 5 episodes

Ghost Hunters International, Syfy, season premiere
Are We There Yet?, TBS, season premiere
Flying Wild Alaska, Discovery, series premiere

Jan. 6
Wipeout, ABC, season premiere
Jersey Shore, MTV, season premiere
Ace of Cakes, Food Network, season premiere

Jan. 7
Merlin, Syfy, season premiere
Young Justice, Cartoon Network, series premiere

Jan. 9
The Cape, NBC, series premiere
Bob’s Burgers, Fox, series premiere
Californication, Showtime, season premiere
Episodes, Showtime, series premiere
Shameless, Showtime, series premiere
Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, Style, season premiere

Jan. 10
Bad Girls Club, Oxygen, season premiere
You’re Cut Off, VH1, season premiere

Jan. 11
Lights Out, FX, series premiere
Teen Mom 2, MTV, season premiere
Tosh.0, Comedy Central, season premiere
Onion SportsDome, Comedy Central, series premiere
The Game, BET, season/network premiere

Jan. 12
Off the Map, ABC, series premiere

Jan. 14
Funny or Die Presents, HBO, season premiere
The Ricky Gervais Show, HBO, season premiere
Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO, season premiere
Law & Order: UK, BBC America, season premiere

Jan. 16
Big Love, HBO, final season premiere
Hogs Wild, Discovery, series premiere

Jan. 17
Harry’s Law, NBC, series premiere
Being Human Syfy, series premiere
Piers Morgan Tonight, CNN, series premiere
Skins, MTV, series premiere

Jan. 18
White Collar, USA, winter season premiere

Jan. 19
American Idol, Fox, season premiere
Hot in Cleveland, TV Land, season premiere
Retired at 35, TV Land, series premiere

Jan. 20
Parks and Recreation, NBC, season premiere
Perfect Couples, NBC, series premiere
Fairly Legal, USA, series premiere
Royal Pains, USA, winter season premiere

Jan. 21
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Starz, series premiere
Kitchen Nightmares, Fox, season premiere
Roger Ebert Presents at the Movies, syndicated/public television stations
Onion News Network, IFC, series premire
Portlandia, IFC, series premiere
My Big Redneck Wedding, CMT, season premiere
Meet the In-Laws, CMT, series premiere

Jan. 23
Kourtney and Kim Take New York, E!, series premiere
Holly’s World, E!, season premiere

Jan. 24
RuPaul’s Drag Race, Logo, season premiere

Jan. 25
Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, WE, series premiere
Being Erica, Soapnet, season premiere

Jan. 26
Face Off, Syfy, series premiere

Jan. 27
Archer, FX, season premiere

Jan. 28
Working Class, CMT, series premiere

Feb. 4
Who Do You Think You Are?, NBC, season premiere

Feb. 7
The Chicago Code, Fox, series premiere

Feb. 8
Traffic Light, Fox, series premiere
Glee, Fox, midseason premiere

Feb. 9
Mr. Sunshine, ABC, series premiere
Justified, FX, season premiere

Feb. 16
Survivor: Redemption Island, CBS, season premiere
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, CBS, season premiere

The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business, CBS, season premiere

Feb. 21
Mad Love, CBS, series premiere

Feb. 23
Shedding for the Wedding, the CW, series premiere
America’s Next Top Model, the CW, season premiere

Feb. 28
The Event, NBC, midseason premiere

March 6
Celebrity Apprentice, NBC, season premiere
Secret Millionaire, ABC, season/network premiere
The Marriage Ref, NBC, season premiere

March 16
The Marriage Ref, NBC, season premiere
America’s Next Great Restaurant, NBC, series premiere

March 21
Dancing with the Stars, ABC, season premiere

March 29
Body of Proof, ABC, series premiere

March TBA
Breakout Kings, A&E, series premiere
The Killing, AMC, series premiere

April 1
Chaos, CBS, series premiere
Camelot, Starz, series premiere

April 4
WWE Tough Enough, USA, series premiere

April 6
Breaking In, Fox, series premiere
Workaholics, Comedy Central, series premiere

April 13
Happy Endings, ABC, series premiere

April 27
South Park, Comedy Central, season premiere

April TBA
Game of Thrones, HBO, series premiere

June TBA
Falling Skies, TNT, series premiere