The Complete List of Fall 2016 TV Premiere Dates

Television’s busiest time of year is upon us. Instead of waxing philosophical on season’s past, let’s dive right into the highlights from this year’s schedule of Fall 2016 TV premiere dates.

Returning Favorites

While technically returning in what will still be Summer, Fall TV starts off strong on September 2nd with season 2 of Netflix’s 2015 hit Narcos, followed by Showtime’s Masters of Sex on 9/11, and FX’s sixth season of American Horror Story debuting on 9/14. NBC’s surprise hit Blindspot and South Park also return on the 14th. Fox’s Gotham checks back in the following Monday.

Season 3 of Amazon’s Transparent will begin the true Fall 2016 season on September 23rd, with The SimpsonsBob’s Burgers, and Family Guy all returning from Summer hiatus two days later. A Thomas Gibson-less Criminal Minds premieres on September 28th.

Not to be outdone, the month of October has plenty of returning TV hits to keep DVRs company, with Showtime’s ShamelessBlack Mirror, and the final season of the sleeper Sundance TV joint Rectify all returning in the month of ghosts and goblins. And, of course, cable’s most watched show—The Walking Dead—will be back to answer last season’s cliffhanger on October 23rd.

New Shows to Watch

Without question, the new show I’m looking forward to most this Fall is HBO’s Westworld. An adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie, Westworld centers around a futuristic, Wild West-themed amusement park for adults, one that is populated with lifelike androids running amok. The show boasts an all-star cast, including Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Thandie Newton, and Anthony Hopkins in his first-ever recurring television role. Westworld premieres October 2nd.

Marvel’s third planned series will debut on Netflix at the end of September, when Jessica Jones standout Luke Cage gets his own crime-fighting feature.

For those looking for lighter fare, check out Donald Glover’s Atlanta, premiering on FX on 9/6. Glover stars as a man who returns to his hometown just as the city’s hip-hop scene is taking off, including the career of his rapper cousin.

Reboots are the main theme for Fall 2016, with revised/made-for-TV versions of MacGyver, Van Helsing, and Lethal Weapon all hitting airwaves this season. Oh, and for Gilmore Girl fans, don’t forget: the show’s new 360 minutes of content will all stream on Thanksgiving Day.

For the complete list of Fall 2016 TV premiere dates, check out our guide below!

9/1/16Tracks (New)Spike9:30p
9/1/16F*ck, That's Delicious Viceland9p
9/1/16Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never (New) WE9p
9/2/16Chef's TableNetflix12am
9/3/16Narcos Netflix12am
9/4/16Building Star Trek (Special)Smithsonian7p
9/4/16The ABC Fall Preview Special (Special)ABC6p
9/5/16Loosely Exactly Nicole (New) MTV9:30p
9/5/16Mary + Jane (New)MTV9p
9/5/16Wonders of Burma (Special)Smithsonian7p
9/5/16Harley and the Davidsons (Miniseries) Discovery8p
9/5/16Hit the Floor: Til Death Do Us Part (Special)VH18p
9/5/16Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe (Special)Comedy Central 10p9p
9/6/16Atlanta (New) FX9p
9/6/16Queen Sugar (New) OWN9p
9/6/16Below DeckBravo8p
9/6/16Game of Homes (New)DFC8p
9/6/16From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series El Rey8p
9/6/16Dance MomsLifetime8p
9/6/16A Season with Florida State Football Showtime9p
9/6/16StartUp (New)  ClipCrackle12am
9/6/169/11 Inside the Pentagon (Special) PBS7p
9/7/16Lucha UndergroundEl Rey7p
9/7/16The Incredible Food Race (New)DFC8p
9/7/16Full CircleDirecTV/AT&T8p
9/7/16NOVA: 15 Years of TerrorPBS8p
9/8/16Better Things (New) FX9p
9/8/16Haylie's America (New)Cooking9p
9/8/16Sunday Night FootballNBC7:30p
9/9/16Quarry (New) Cinemax9p
9/9/16Stand Up To Cancer (Special)Various7p
9/9/16One Mississippi (New)Amazon12am
9/10/16Colleen Stan: The Girl in the Box (Special)Lifetime9p
9/10/16Hollywood Homicide Uncovered (New)Reelz9p
9/10/16Girl in the Box (Movie)Lifetime7p
9/10/16Rich and Acquitted (New)Reelz8p
9/11/1690 Day Fiancé: After the 90 Days (New)TLC9p
9/11/16Son of Zorn (New)Fox7p
9/11/16Manzo'd With ChildrenBravo8p
9/11/16Rob & Chyna (New)E!8p
9/11/1690 Day FiancéTLC8p
9/11/16Indian Summers PBS9p
9/11/16Masters of Sex Showtime9p
9/11/16Churchill's Secret (Movie) PBS7p
9/11/16The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on EarthShowtime7p
9/11/16The 2017 Miss America Competition (Special)ABC8p
9/12/16Sacred Steel (New)Discovery9p
9/12/16JonBenet: An American Murder Mystery (Miniseries)ID9p
9/12/16Dancing With the StarsABC7p
9/14/16Don't Be Tardy...Bravo9p
9/14/16American Horror StoryFX9p
9/14/16Documentary Now! Clip IFC9p
9/14/16The Million Dollar Duck (Movie) Animal Planet8p
9/14/16Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity EditionFood8p
9/14/16Legends of Chamberlain Heights (New) Comedy Central 10:30p9:30p
9/14/16South ParkComedy Central 10p9p
9/14/16NOVA: School of the FuturePBS8p
9/15/16Project RunwayLifetime8p
9/15/16NFL Thursday Night FootballCBS7:25p
9/16/16Z NationSyfy7p
9/16/16High Maintenance HBO10p
9/16/16Fleabag (New) Amazon12am
9/16/16The White Helmets (Movie)Netflix12am
9/17/16Sister Cities (Movie)Lifetime7p
9/18/16America's Night of Hope (Special)Hallmark9p
9/18/16The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey (Miniseries) CBS7:30p
9/18/1668th Primetime Emmy Awards (Special)ABC7p
9/19/16The Good Place (New) NBC9p
9/19/16Kevin Can Wait (New) CBS7:30p
9/19/16The Big Bang TheoryCBS7p
9/19/16The VoiceNBC7p
9/19/16Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks (Movie)HBO8p
9/20/16Brooklyn Nine-NineFox7p
9/20/16Bad Girls Club: Social DisruptionOxygen7p
9/20/16Scream Queens Fox8p
9/20/16Strut (New)Oxygen8p
9/20/16Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9p
9/20/16NCIS: New OrleansCBS9p
9/20/16This Is Us (New) NBC9p
9/20/16New GirlFox7:30p
9/20/16Bull (New) CBS8p
9/20/16Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War (Movie)PBS8p
9/21/16Lethal Weapon (New) Fox7p
9/21/16Empire Fox8p
9/21/16Designated Survivor (New) ABC9p
9/21/16Chicago P.D.NBC9p
9/21/16Speechless (New) ABC7:30p
9/21/16The GoldbergsABC7p
9/21/16Modern FamilyABC8p
9/21/16Law & Order: SVUNBC8p
9/22/16Million Dollar Listing New York: Ryan's Wedding (New)Bravo8p
9/22/16Pitch (New)Fox8p
9/22/16How to Get Away With MurderABC9p
9/22/16The BlacklistNBC9p
9/22/16Easy (New)Netflix12am
9/22/16Grey's AnatomyABC7p
9/22/16Notorious (New) ABC8p
9/22/16Chicago MedNBC8p
9/22/16Debate Wars (New) Seeso12am
9/23/16Hell's KitchenFox7p
9/23/16The Exorcist (New)Fox8p
9/23/16Van Helsing (New) Syfytba
9/23/16Blue BloodsCBS9p
9/23/16Transparent Amazon12am
9/23/16Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills (Special)Netflix12am
9/23/16Dr. KenABC7:30p
9/23/16Last Man StandingABC7p
9/23/16MacGyver (New) CBS7p
9/23/16Caught on Camera With Nick CannonNBC7p
9/23/16Shark TankABC8p
9/23/16Hawaii Five-0CBS8p
9/23/16Dateline NBCNBC8p
9/24/16Star Wars Rebels Disney XD7:30p
9/24/16First Time FlippersDIY8p
9/24/1648 HoursCBS9p
9/25/16The SimpsonsFox7p
9/25/16Family GuyFox8p
9/25/1660 MinutesCBS6:30p
9/25/16Bob's BurgersFox6:30p
9/25/16Son of Zorn (New)Fox7:30p
9/25/16Once Upon a TimeABC7p
9/25/16Poldark PBS7p
9/25/16The Last Man on EarthFox8:30p
9/25/16Secrets and Lies ABC8p
9/26/16Presidential Debate (Special)Various8p
9/26/16Vice News Tonight (New)HBO6:30p
9/27/16Aftermath (New) Syfy9p
9/27/16Star Plates (New)Food10p
9/27/16Channel Zero (New) Syfy8p
9/27/16Drunk History Comedy Central 10:30p9:30p
9/27/16Frontline: The Choice 2016 (Special) PBStba
9/28/16ImpastorTV Land9:30p
9/28/16YoungerTV Land9p
9/28/16Code BlackCBS9p
9/28/16Criminal MindsCBS8p
9/30/16Crisis in Six Scenes (New)Amazon12am
9/30/16Marvel's Luke Cage (New) Netflix12am
9/30/16Amanda Knox (Movie)Netflix12am
10/1/16Versailles (New) Ovation9p
10/1/16Seeds of Love (Movie)Hallmark8p
10/2/16WAGS Miami (New)E!9p
10/2/16Blunt TalkStarz7:35p
10/2/16Ash vs. Evil DeadStarz7p
10/2/16America's Funniest Home VideosABC6p
10/2/16NCIS: Los AngelesCBS7p
10/2/16Madam SecretaryCBS8p
10/2/16Westworld (New) HBO8p
10/3/16Conviction (New) ABC9p
10/3/16Timeless (New) NBC9p
10/3/16Class Divide (Movie)HBO8p
10/4/16Vice Presidential Debate (Special)Various8p
10/4/16The Mindy ProjectHulu12am
10/4/16The Flash CW7p
10/4/16No Tomorrow (New) CW8p
10/5/16Total Bellas (New)E!7p
10/5/16Catching Kelce (New)E!8p
10/5/16Arrow CW7p
10/5/16Frequency (New) CW8p
10/5/16NOVA: Great Human OdysseyPBS8p
10/6/16iHeartRadio Music Festival (Special)CW7p
10/7/16The RanchNetflix12am
10/7/16The 13th (Movie)Netflix12am
10/9/16Pumpkin Pie Wars (Movie)Hallmark8p
10/9/16Presidential Debate (Special)Various8p
10/9/16Insecure (New) HBO9:30p
10/9/16Divorce (New) HBO9p
10/10/162 Broke GirlsCBS8p
10/11/16Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? (New)Freeform7p
10/11/16The Letter (New)Freeform8p
10/11/16Chicago FireNBC9p
10/11/16American Housewife (New) ABC7:30p
10/11/16The MiddleABC7p
10/11/16The Real O'NealsABC8:30p
10/11/16Fresh Off the BoatABC8p
10/11/16This Is UsNBC8p
10/13/16Falling Water (New) USA9p
10/13/16Mascots (Movie)Netflix12am
10/13/16DC's Legends of Tomorrow CW7p
10/14/16Wolf Creek Pop9p
10/14/16Goliath (New) Amazon12am
10/14/16Haters Back Off (New)Netflix12am
10/15/16Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (Movie)ID7p
10/15/16Autumn in the Vineyard (Movie)Hallmark8p
10/16/16Eyewitness (New)USA9p
10/16/16Killing Reagan (Movie) Nat Geo8p
10/16/16Graves (New) Epixtba
10/16/16Berlin Station (New) Epixtba
10/16/16The Durrells in Corfu (Miniseries) PBS7p
10/17/16The Odd CoupleCBS8:30p
10/17/16Jane the VirginCW8p
10/17/16Hamilton's America (Special)PBStba
10/19/16CMT Artists of the Year (Special)CMT7p
10/19/16Presidential Debate (Special)Various8p
10/19/16Chance (New) Hulu12am
10/20/16The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (Special) Fox7p
10/21/16Black MirrorNetflix12am
10/21/16The Vampire DiariesCW7p
10/21/16Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW8p
10/21/16One & Done (Movie) Showtime8p
10/22/16Good Witch Halloween (Movie)Hallmark8p
10/22/16Titanic: Sinking the Myths (Movie)Reelz8p
10/22/16Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (New) BBC Americatba
10/23/16Jean of the Joneses (Movie)TV One8p
10/23/16Talking DeadAMC9p
10/23/16Comic Book MenAMC12am
10/23/16The Walking Dead AMC8p
10/24/16Man With a Plan (New)CBS7:30p
10/24/16The Hate Card: Jorge Ramos Reporting (Movie)HBO8p
10/25/16Adam Ruins Everything Election Special (Special)truTV9p
10/26/16Rectify Sundance9p
10/27/16Pure Genius (New) CBS9p
10/27/16The Great Indoors (New) CBS7:30p
10/27/16Life in PiecesCBS8:30p
10/28/16Comedy Bang! Bang!IFC10p
10/28/16American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards (Special)Hallmark7p
10/28/16Paranormal Lockdown Halloween Special (Special)Dest. Amer.8p
10/28/16Good Girls Revolt (New)Amazon12am
10/28/16Into the Inferno (Movie)Netflix12am
10/31/16People of Earth (New) TBS8p
11/2/16Stan Against Evil (New)IFC9p
11/4/16The Ivory Game (Movie)Netflix12am
11/4/16The Crown (New) Netflix12am
11/5/16Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to Love (Movie)Reelz8p
11/11/16Red OaksAmazon12am
11/12/16Reagan: From Movie Star to President (Movie)Reelz8p
11/15/16Good Behavior (New)TNT8p
11/16/16Nightcap (New)Pop7p
11/17/16Undercover (New)BBC Americatba
11/18/16Beat BugsNetflix12am
11/19/16Scandal Made Me Famous (New)Reelz9p
11/19/16Autopsy: The Last Hours of...Reelz8p
11/20/16The LibrariansTNT7p
11/20/16The AffairShowtime9p
11/20/162016 American Music Awards (Special)ABC7p
11/21/16Search Party (New)TBS10p
11/21/16Marathon: The Patriots' Day Bombing (Movie)HBO8p
11/25/16Savage Kingdom (Miniseries)Nat Geo Wild8p
11/25/16Gilmore Girls: A Year in the LifeNetflix12am
11/30/16Incorporated (New) Syfy9p

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