So, if you’re a lover of US television it can be confusing to know when the shows you find using ‘nefarious means’ will be returning. Well, don’t say we don’t give you anything as here is our guide to the key dates of new and returning US programming.
Monday 15th September
8pm Dancing with the Stars (ABC) The 19th run of the US remake of the BBC institution includes the likes of Lea Thompson, Alfonso Ribeiro and Tommy Chong.
Tuesday 16th September
9.00pm New Girl (Fox) Return of the romantic comedy starring Zooey Deschanel.
9.30pm The Mindy Project (Fox) Return of the comedy fronted by Mindy Kaling.
Wednesday 17th September
9.00pm Red Band Society (Fox) Based upon the Catalan drama series Polseres vermelles, the series is a dark dramedy focused on a group of teenagers living together as patients in a hospital’s pediatric ward.
Sunday 21st September
8.00pm Madame Secretary (CBS) Tea Leoni stars as the Secretary of State, one of the most powerful people in the nation. After years away from the CIA, she is pulled back into the political arena where she gets things done, even if it means not always playing by the rules. She’s tough, fair and smart driving international diplomacy and wrangling office politics. But when she goes home for dinner with her husband and teenage children, politics takes on a whole new meaning.
9.00pm The Good Wife (CBS) The superior law drama starring Julianna Margulies returns for a sixth season that sees Alicia Florrick running for States Attorney.
Monday 22nd September
8.00pm The Voice (NBC) Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams join regular coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for a new series of the successful singing competition.
8.00pm Gotham (Fox) Anticipated origin story of the DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. The series has already been bought by Channel 5 for broadcast in the UK and will be streamed on Netflix.
9.00pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) The eighth series of the hugely popular sitcom that has been dogged with salary negotiations. The new series sees Penny leave acting behind her to become a pharmaceutical rep which sees her her earning a lot of money.
9.00pm Scorpion (CBS) New drama inspired by a true story, of Walter O’Brien, a genius who recruits other geniuses to help solve complex problems of the world.
9.00pm Sleepy Hollow (Fox) Return of the fairy tale drama.
10.00pm The Blacklist (NBC)
10.00pm Forever (ABC) New comedy that stars Ioan Gruffudd as a man who keeps coming back from the dead.
Tuesday 23rd September
8.00pm NCIS (CBS)
9.00pm Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
9.00pm NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) New spin-off of the long-running crime drama.
10 00pm Chicago Fire (NBC)
10.00pm. Person of Interest (CBS)
Wednesday 24th September
8.00pm Mysteries of Laura (NBC) Comedy starring Debra Messing as a policewoman who struggles to leave her job behind and become single mother to her twin boys.
8.00pm Survivor (CBS)
8.00pm The Middle (ABC)
8.30pm The Goldbergs (ABC)
9.00pm Law & Order SVU (CBS)
9.00pm Modern Family (ABC) Sixth series of the award winning family comedy.
9.30pm Black-ish (ABC) New comedy starring Anthony Anderson as a father who begins to worry maybe his family have assimilated a little too much into their suburban lifestyle.
10.00pm Chicago PD (NBC)
10.00pm Nashville (ABC)
Thursday 25th September
8.00pm Bones (Fox)
8.00pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
9.00pm Scandal (ABC)
10.00pm Parenthood (NBC)
10.00pm How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) New legal drama
Friday 26th September
8.00pm The Amazing Race (CBS)
8.00pm Shark Tank (ABC)
9.00pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
10.00pm Blue Bloods (CBS)
Sunday 28th September
8.00pm The Simpsons (Fox)
8.00pm Once Upon a Time (ABC)
8.30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
9.00pm.: Family Guy (Fox) Highly anticipated episode that sees the Griffins meet The Simpsons
9.00pm Resurrection (ABC)
10.00pm CSI (CBS)
10.00pm Revenge (ABC)
Monday 29th September
8.30pm Mom (CBS)
10.00pm NCIS: LA (CBS)
10.00pm Castle (ABC)
Tuesday 30th September
8.00pm Selfie (ABC) New comedy starring Doctor Who’s Karen Gillen
8.30pm Manhattan Love Story (ABC) Romantic comedy that uses inner voices to hear what the characters are thinking.
Wednesday 1st October
9.00pm Criminal Minds (CBS)
10.00pm Stalker (CBS) Drama series centring around detectives who investigate stalking incidents – including voyeurism, cyber harassment and romantic fixation – for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD.
Thursday 2nd October
8.00pm The Vampire Diaries (CW)
9.00pm Bad Judge (NBC) Comedy starring Kate Walsh as an out of the control court judge.
9.00pm Gacepoint (Fox) US remake of ITV’s Broadchurch starring David Tennant and Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn.
9.00pm Reign (CW)
9.30pm A to Z (NBC) New romantic comedy.
Friday 3rd October
8.00pm Last Man Standing (ABC)
Sunday 5th October
7.30pm Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
9.00pm Homeland (Showtime) Fourth series sees Claire Danes character work undercover in Afghanistan.
9.30pm Mulaney (Fox) Comedy starring Stand up comedian John Mulaney
Monday 6th October
8.00pm The Originals (CW)
Tuesday 7th October
8.00pm The Flash (CW)
9.00pm Supernatural (CW)
Wednesday 8th October
8.00pm Arrow (CW)
9.00pm American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
Friday 10th October
8.30pm Cristela (ABC) New comedy centring around a Mexican family.
Sunday 12th October
9.00pm The Walking Dead (AMC)
Monday 13th October
9.00pm Jane The Virgin (CW) Comedy that will detail the surprising and unforeseen events that take place in the life of Jane Villanueva, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman whose family tradition and a vow to save her virginity until her marriage to a detective is shattered when a doctor accidentally artificially inseminates her by mistake during a checkup.
Tuesday 14th October
9.00pm Marry Me (NBC) Single camera comedy that follows what happens to longtime couple Annie (Casey Wilson) and Jake (Ken Marino) when their deeply committed relationship turns into a long and bumpy ride on the way to altar after the question of “Will You Marry Me?” is popped.
9.30pm About A Boy (NBC)
Wednesday 22nd October
The 100 (CW)
Friday 24th October
9.00pm Grimm (NBC)
10.00pm Constantine (NBC) Action series based on the characters appearing in the comic series Hellblazer published by DC Comics under their Vertigo imprint. The series will star actor Matt Ryan as John Constantine.
Monday 27th October
2 Broke Girls (CBS)
Thursday 30th October
8.00pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) *New Time Slot*
8.30pm The Millers (CBS)
9.00pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
9.30pm The McCarthys (CBS) Family based comedy.
10.00pm Elementary (CBS)
Friday 7th November
8.00pm Junior Masterchef (Fox)
Monday 17th November
10.00pm State of Affairs (NBC) Drama starring Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston Tucker who is tasked with assembling and presenting the President’s Daily Briefing on the most vital security issues facing the country, and Alfre Woodard as first black female President Constance Payton, who, in a different world, would have been Tucker’s mother-in-law.
So there you have our comprehensive guide to the 2014-2015 American fall season. Now do we want to take bets on which ones will last the season?