Midseason TV Premiere Schedule: 2015-2016 Seasonby IMDb-Editors | created - 12 Nov 2015 | updated - 27 Dec 2015 | Public
Find out the premiere dates for new seasons of your favorite comedies and dramas, as well as the series debut dates for new shows. Check back for updates as more premiere schedules are announced.
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1. Sherlock (2010– )
TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
"Sherlock: The Abominable Bride" premieres Friday, Jan. 1, at 9p.m. ET/PT on PBS.
2. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (2010– )
Newly engaged women from all around the world come to this wedding dress store to find the perfect dress.
"Say Yes to the Dress:Atlanta" premieres Friday, Jan. 1, at 9p.m. ET/PT on TLC. ”
3. Love, Lust or Run (2015– )
Takes people's freaky style and turns it into something that expresses themselves and the job they want or have.
"Love, Lust or Run" premieres Friday, Jan. 1, at 10p.m. ET/PT on TLC. ”
4. Love at First Swipe (2015– )
30 min | Reality-TV
People, seeking romance, get help updating their online profiles to find the perfect match.
"Love at First Swipe" premieres Friday, Jan. 1, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on TLC. ”
5. Galavant (2015–2016)
22 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
The adventures of Galavant, a dashing hero who is determined to reclaim his reputation and his "Happily Ever After" by going after the evil King Richard, who ruined it the moment he stole the love of Galavant's life, Madalena.
"Galavant" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
6. Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge (2014– )
A competition where ball-busters compete in challenges such as "The Nut Cracker" and "The Mud Bath" to reach the final challenge, "The Skull Buster".
"Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.
7. Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (2016)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy
Cooper Barrett, along with his friends/roommates Barry and Neal, is figuring out his life beyond hedonistic behavior. Cooper is seriously attracted to neighbor Kelly while ignoring advice from his brother Josh and his wife Leslie.
"Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
8. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance
A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century.
"Downton Abbey" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS.
9. Newlyweds: The First Year (2012– )
60 min | Documentary
Explores the ups and downs of marriage as diverse couples from across the country experience the trials and tribulations of their first year of marriage. From the moment they say 'I do' to ... See full summary »
"Newlyweds: The First Year" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
10. Long Island Medium (2011– )
30 min | Documentary, Mystery, Thriller
Follows Theresa Caputo, a normal mom from New York who balances a full family life with her ability to communicate with the dead. Each episode will show how this gift impacts her life and the lives of those around her.
"Long Island Medium" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.
11. Worst Cooks in America (2010– )
60 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Reality-TV
Some of the worst cooks in the country will compete in an elimination series. The last two standing have the chance to cook for culinary critics and win a cash prize.
"Worst Cooks in America" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Food Channel.
12. Bordertown (2016)
TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy
Follow two families living in a Southwest desert town on the United States-Mexico border and how these two families inevitably cross and are bound by friendship and conflict.
"Bordertown" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
13. The Bachelor (2002– )
60 min | Drama, Game-Show, Reality-TV
A single bachelor dates multiple women over several weeks, narrowing them down to hopefully find his true love.
"The Bachelor" premieres Monday, Jan. 4, at 8 PM ET/PT on ABC.
14. Antiques Roadshow (1997– )
TV-G | Reality-TV
Appraisers of antiques travel with the show to various cities. Area citizens bring articles for appraisal and often relate the histories of these items. The appraisers then expand on what ... See full summary »
"Antiques Road Show" premieres Monday, Jan. 4, at 8 PM ET/PT on PBS.
15. Kids Baking Championship (2015– )
60 min | Game-Show
The best 10 to 13-year-old bakers compete against each other for the title of Kids Baking Champion.
"Kids Baking Championship" premieres Monday, Jan. 4, at 8 PM ET/PT on Food Network.
16. The Biggest Loser (2004– )
TV-PG | 43 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV
The simple idea of The Biggest Loser, is that "whomever loses the most...wins."
"The Biggest Loser" premieres Monday, Jan. 4, at 9 PM ET/PT on NBC.
17. New Girl (2011–2018)
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy
After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time.
"New Girl" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX.
18. Hollywood Game Night (2013– )
TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Game-Show
Features two contestants, each with a team of celebrity guests, competing in pop culture party games for a chance to win $25,000.
"Hollywood Game Night" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 8 PM ET/PT on NBC.
19. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )
TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History
Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities.... See full summary »
"Finding Your Roots" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 8 PM ET/PT on PBS.
20. The Shannara Chronicles (2016–2017)
TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands.
"The Shannara Chronicles" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 10 PM ET/PT on MTV.
21. American Idol (2002– )
TV-PG | 42 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV
Twelve American finalists (six men and six women) compete in a singing contest.
"American Idol" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX. ”
22. Mike & Molly (2010–2016)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy
A couple meets at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting.
"Mike & Molly" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. ”
23. American Crime (2015–2017)
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama
Seasonal anthology series. Season 1: The lives of the participants in a trial with significant racial motives are forever changed during the legal process.
"American Crime" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. ”
24. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy
Five friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish pub in Philadelphia.
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FXX. ”
25. Restaurant Startup (2014– )
60 min | Reality-TV
CNBC's new show, Restaurant Startup, is on a quest to discover, develop, and invest in America's next generation of culinary superstars. Restaurant moguls Joe Bastianich and Tim Love vie ... See full summary »
"Restaurant Startup" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNBC. ”
26. Man Seeking Woman (2015–2017)
TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A naive romantic goes on a desperate quest for love when his longtime girlfriend dumps him.
"Man Seeking Woman" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on FXX. ”
27. Child Genius (2015– )
Children who have been certified genius from across the nation come together in a competition for a $100,000 college scholarship.
"Child Genius" premieres Thursday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime. ”
28. Party Down South (2014– )
40 min | Reality-TV
Strangers come to live in the South and party it up like real country folk.
"Party Down South" premieres Thursday, Jan. 7, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. ”
29. Angel from Hell (2016)
30 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Allison isn't quite sure if her new friend, Amy, is her guardian angel or a crazy person.
"Angel from Hell" premieres Thursday, Jan. 7, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. ”
30. Shades of Blue (2016–2018)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama
Harlee Santos, New York police officer and single mother, is forced to work in the F.B.I.'s anti-corruption task force while dealing with her own financial problems.
"Shades of Blue" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. ”
31. Beyond the Tank (2015– )
What happens after the deals on Shark Tank.
"Beyond the Tank" premieres Thursday, Jan. 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. ”
32. Growing Up Hip Hop (2016– )
43 min | Reality-TV
The personal trials and victories of some of Hip-Hops elite offspring.
"Growing Up Hip Hop" premieres Thursday, Jan. 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on WE. ”
33. The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2009–2016)
TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy
Todd Margaret is an American who takes a job running the London sales team for an energy drink. He has no experience with British culture, knows nothing about sales and has only one employee, Dave.
"Todd Margaret" premieres Thursday, Jan. 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on IFC. ”
34. Undercover Boss (2010– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Reality-TV
Bosses of chain businesses go undercover to their own stores in various locations and various jobs around the store and interact with the employees. Depending on the employee's impression, ... See full summary »
"Undercover Boss" premieres Friday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
35. Cake Wars (2015– )
60 min | Reality-TV
Bakers compete to have their cakes showcased at a major party or special event.
"Cake Wars" premieres Monday, Jan. 11, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
36. Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017)
TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while also investigating the disappearance of their best friend.
"Pretty Little Liars" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family.
37. Shadowhunters (2016–2019)
TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
After her mother disappears, Clary must venture into the dark world of demon hunting, and embrace her new role among the Shadowhunters.
"Shadowhunters" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform.
38. Mob Wives (2011–2016)
TV-14 | 43 min | Reality-TV
Chronicles the lives of four struggling "allegedly" associated women who have to pick up the pieces and carry on after their husbands or fathers do time for Mob-related activities.
"Mob Wives" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.
39. Second Chance (I) (2016)
42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A billionaire bio-engineer brings a dead police officer back to life.
"Second Chance" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
40. Younger (2015– )
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance
After being mistaken for younger than she really is, a single mother decides to take the chance to reboot her career and her love life as a 26-year old.
"Younger" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TV Land.
41. Teachers (2016– )
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy
Teachers show their hilariously warped perspective as six elementary school educators trying to mold young minds, even though their own lives aren't really together.
"Teachers" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TV Land.
42. Colony (2016–2018)
TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay together in a new world order.
"Colony" premieres Thursday, Jan. 14, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on USA.
43. Idiotsitter (2014– )
30 min | Comedy
A straight-and-narrow young woman is hired to babysit a mega-rich woman child who has been left alone in her daddy's mansion under house arrest.
"Idiotsitter" premieres Thursday, Jan. 14, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.
44. Workaholics (2011–2017)
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy
A single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5, and live together from 5 to 9.
"Workaholics" premieres Thursday, Jan. 14, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.
45. Hell's Kitchen (2005– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV
World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous cooking challenges and dinner services at his restaurant in Hollywood, "Hell's Kitchen".
"Hell's Kitchen" premieres Friday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on FOX."
46. Angie Tribeca (2016– )
TV-14 | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Lone-wolf detective Angie Tribeca and a squad of committed LAPD detectives investigate the most serious cases, from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides.
"Angie Tribeca" premieres Sunday, Jan. 17, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TBS."
47. Billions (2016– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama
U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades goes after hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod in a battle between two powerful New York figures.
"Billions" premieres Sunday, Jan. 17, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime."
48. Mercy Street (2016–2017)
TV-14 | 53 min | Drama, History
Follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War - New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green.
"Mercy Street" premieres Sunday, Jan. 17, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on PBS."
49. War & Peace (2016)
TV-14 | 379 min | Drama, History, Romance
As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.