Midseason TV Premieres 2015: When Do Your Favorites Return?

Mid season TV premieres

Push those post-holiday blues aside — there is great television to be watched in the coming months, and Variety has your ultimate guide to all of 2015’s most anticipated midseason premieres. Between the debut of “Marvel’s Agent Carter” next week and the return of “Outlander” in April, not to mention new seasons of “House of Cards” and “Downton Abbey” and the final runs of “Justified,” “Cougar Town” and “Glee,” 2015 is already shaping up to be a big year for the small screen.

Here’s a timeline of upcoming midseason premieres and notable primetime returns, to be updated as more dates are announced.


Thursday, Jan. 1
“Bad Judge” (9 p.m., NBC)
“A to Z” (9:30 p.m., NBC)
“Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory” (10 p.m., MTV)
“Ridiculousness” (10:30 p.m., MTV)

Friday, Jan. 2
“Undercover Boss” (8 p.m., CBS)
“Hawaii Five-O” (9 p.m., CBS)
“Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” (10 p.m., TLC)
“Blue Bloods” (10 p.m., CBS)

Saturday, Jan. 3
“Raising Whitley” (9 p.m., OWN)

Sunday, Jan. 4
“Galavant” (8 p.m., ABC)
“Madam Secretary” (8 p.m., CBS)
“The Simpsons” (8 p.m., Fox)
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (8:30 p.m., Fox)
“The Good Wife” (9 p.m., CBS)
“Resurrection” (9 p.m., NBC)
“Family Guy” (9 p.m., Fox)
“Celebrity Apprentice” (9 p.m., NBC)
“Downton Abbey” (9 p.m., PBS)
“Sister Wives” (9 p.m., TLC)
“Thicker Than Water” (9 p.m., Bravo)
“Bob’s Burgers” (9:30 p.m., Fox)
“CSI” (10 p.m., CBS)
“Revenge” (10 p.m., ABC)

Monday, Jan. 5
“Antiques Roadshow” (8 p.m., PBS)
“2 Broke Girls” (8 p.m., CBS)
“The Bachelor” (8 p.m., ABC)
“Gotham” (8 p.m., ABC)
“Mike & Molly” (8:30 p.m., CBS)
“Scorpion” (9 p.m., CBS)
“Sleepy Hollow” (9 p.m., Fox)
“NCIS: LA” (10 p.m., CBS)
“State of Affairs” (10 p.m., NBC)

Tuesday, Jan. 6
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” (8 p.m., ABC)
“Pretty Little Liars” (8 p.m., ABC Family)
“MasterChef Junior” (8 p.m., CBS)
“NCIS” (8 p.m., CBS)
“NCIS: New Orleans” (9 p.m., CBS)
“Marry Me” (9 p.m., NBC)
“New Girl” (9 p.m., Fox)
“Switched at Birth” (9 p.m., ABC Family)
“The Haves and the Have Nots” (9 p.m., OWN)
“About a Boy” (9:30 p.m., NBC)
“The Mindy Project” (9:30 p.m., Fox)
“Chicago Fire” (10 p.m., NBC)
“Forever” (10 p.m., ABC)
“Person of Interest” (10 p.m., CBS)
“60 Minutes Sports” (10 p.m., Showtime)
“Real Husbands of Hollywood” (10 p.m., BET)
“Cougar Town” (10:30 p.m., TBS)
“The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II” (11 p.m., MTV)

Wednesday, Jan. 7
“American Idol” (8 p.m., Fox)
“The Mentalist” (8 p.m., CBS)
“The Mysteries of Laura” (8 p.m., NBC)
“The Middle” (8 p.m., ABC)
“The Goldbergs” (8:30 p.m., ABC)
“Empire” (9 p.m., Fox)
“Law & Order: SVU” (9 p.m., NBC)
“Modern Family” (9 p.m., ABC)
“Love Thy Neighbor” (9 p.m., OWN)
“My 600-lb Life” (9 p.m., TLC)
“Black-ish” (9:30 p.m., ABC)
“Duck Dynasty” (9:30 p.m., A&E)
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” (10 p.m., FX)
“Chicago PD” (10 p.m., NBC)
“Wahlburgers” (10 p.m., A&E)
“My Strange Addiction” (10 p.m., TLC)
“Donnie Loves Jenny” (10:30 p.m., A&E)
“Hindsight” (10 p.m., VH1)

Thursday, Jan. 8
“Big Bang Theory” (8 p.m., CBS)
“Mom” (8:30 p.m., CBS)
“Two and a Half Men” (9 p.m., CBS)
“The McCarthys” (9:30 p.m., CBS)
“Archer” (10 p.m., FX)
“Babylon” (10 p.m., Sundance TV)
“Elementary” (10 p.m., CBS)
“Parenthood” (10 p.m., NBC)
“Portlandia” (10 p.m., IFC)

Friday, Jan. 9
“Cold Justice” (8 p.m., TNT)
“Glee” (8 p.m., Fox)
“Hart of Dixie” (8 p.m., The CW)
“Jessie” (8 p.m., Disney)
“Last Man Standing” (8 p.m., ABC)
“Cristela” (8:30 p.m., ABC)
“Girl Meets World” (8:30 p.m., Disney)
“Shark Tank” (9 p.m., ABC)
“Masters of Illusion” (9:30 p.m., The CW)
“Real Time with Bill Maher” (10 p.m., HBO)
“Banshee” (10 p.m., Cinemax)
“Comedy Bang! Bang!” (11 p.m., IFC)

Sunday, Jan. 11
“Girls” (9 p.m., HBO)
“Shameless” (9 p.m., Showtime)
“Togetherness” (9:30 p.m., HBO)
“House of Lies” (10 p.m., Showtime)
“Looking” (10 p.m., HBO)
“Episodes” (10:30 p.m., Showtime)

Monday, Jan. 12
“Castle” (10 p.m., ABC)
“Eye Candy” (10 p.m., MTV)
“Friends to Lovers” (10 p.m., Bravo)

Tuesday, Jan. 13
“Parks and Recreation” (8 p.m., NBC)
“Genealogy Roadshow” (8 p.m., PBS)
“Face Off” (9 p.m., Syfy)
“Kate Plus 8” (9 p.m., TLC)
“Wrestling with Death” (10 p.m., WGN America)
“My Big Fat Fabulous Life” (10 p.m., TLC)
“Kroll Show” (10:30 p.m., Comedy Central)

Wednesday, Jan. 14
“Melissa & Joey” (8 p.m., ABC Family)
“Rock This Boat” (8 p.m., Pop [Formerly TVGN])
“Baby Daddy” (8:30 p.m., ABC Family)
“Criminal Minds” (9 p.m., CBS)
“Nova” (9 p.m., PBS)
“Stalker” (10 p.m., CBS)
“The Game” (10 p.m., BET)
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (10 p.m., FXX)
“Workaholics” (10 p.m., Comedy Central)
“Broad City” (10:30 p.m., Comedy Central)
“Man Seeking Woman” (10:30 p.m., FXX)
“Web Therapy” (11 p.m., Showtime)

Friday, Jan. 16
“The Fall” (Netflix)
“The Adventures of Puss in Boots” (Netflix)
“World’s Funniest Fails” (8 p.m., Fox)
“Constantine” (8 p.m., NBC)
“12 Monkeys” (9 p.m., Syfy)
“Grimm” (9 p.m., NBC)
“Helix” (10 p.m., Syfy)

Saturday, Jan. 17
“The Musketeers” (9 p.m., BBC America)
“Saturday Night Live” (11:30 p.m., NBC)

Sunday, Jan. 18
“Austin & Ally” (8 p.m., Disney)
“K.C. Undercover” (8:30 p.m., Disney Channel)
“Star vs. The Forces of Evil” (9 p.m., Disney Channel)
“Grantchester” (10 p.m., PBS)

Monday, Jan. 19
“The Fosters” (8 p.m., ABC Family)
“The Originals” (8 p.m., The CW)
“Jane the Virgin” (9 p.m., The CW)
“Chasing Life” (9 p.m., ABC Family)
“The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central)

Tuesday, Jan. 20
“The Flash” (8 p.m., CBS)
“Supernatural” (9 p.m., The CW)
“Justified” (10 p.m., FX)

Wednesday, Jan. 21
“Arrow” (8 p.m., The CW)
“The 100” (9 p.m., The CW)

Thursday, Jan. 22
“The Vampire Diaries” (8 p.m., The CW)
“Backstrom” (9 p.m., Fox)
“Reign” (9 p.m., The CW)
“Nightwatch” (10 p.m., A&E)

Friday, Jan. 23
“King of the Nerds” (9 p.m., TBS)
“Love, Lust or Run” (10 p.m., TLC)

Saturday, Jan. 24
“Black Sails” (9 p.m., Starz)

Sunday, Jan. 25
“Sons of Liberty” (9 p.m., History)

Monday, Jan. 25
“Mud, Sweat and Gears” (10 p.m., BBC America)

Tuesday, Jan. 27
“Sirens” (10 p.m., USA)

Wednesday, Jan. 28
“The Americans” (10 p.m., FX)
“Suits” (10 p.m., USA)

Thursday, Jan. 29
“Grey’s Anatomy” (8 p.m., ABC)
“Scandal” (9 p.m., ABC)
“How to Get Away With Murder” (10 p.m., ABC)
“Fortitude” (10 p.m., Pivot)


Sunday, Feb. 1
“The Blacklist” (10:15 p.m., NBC)

Tuesday, Feb. 3
“Being Mary Jane” (10 p.m., BET)

Wednesday, Feb. 4
“Fresh Off The Boat” (8:30 p.m., ABC)
“Nashville” (10 p.m., ABC)
“Earth A New Wild” (10 p.m., PBS)

Thursday, Feb. 5
“Allegiance” (10 p.m., NBC)

Sunday, Feb. 8
“The Walking Dead” (9 p.m., AMC)
Better Call Saul” (10 p.m., AMC)
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (11 p.m., HBO)

Wednesday, Feb. 11
“Fresh Off The Boat” (8 p.m., ABC, timeslot premiere)
“Schitt’s Creek” (10 p.m., Pop)

Thursday, Feb. 12
“The Slap” (8 p.m., NBC)

Friday, Feb. 13
“Bosch” (Amazon)

Sunday, Feb. 15
“America’s Funniest Home Videos” (7 p.m., ABC)

Tuesday, Feb. 17
“Repeat After Me” (8:30 p.m., ABC)
“Rizzoli & Isles” (9 p.m., TNT)
“Perception” (10 p.m., TNT)

Thursday, Feb. 19
“The Odd Couple” (8:30 p.m., CBS)
“Vikings” (10 p.m., History)

Monday, Feb. 23
“The Voice” (8 p.m., NBC)
“The Night Shift” (10 p.m., NBC)

Tuesday, Feb. 24
“Outlaw Country” (10 p.m., WGN America)
“Who Do You Think You Are?” (10 p.m., TLC)
“Gangland Undercover” (10 p.m., History)

Wednesday, Feb. 25
“Survivor” (8 p.m., CBS)
“The Amazing Race” (9:30 p.m., CBS)
“Catfish” (10 p.m., MTV)

Friday, Feb. 27
“House of Cards” (Netflix)

Saturday, Feb. 28
“The Good Witch” (8 p.m., Hallmark)


Sunday, March 1
“Once Upon a Time” (8 p.m., ABC)
“The Last Man on Earth” (9 p.m., Fox)
“Secrets and Lies” (9 p.m., ABC)
“Battle Creek” (10 p.m., CBS)

Monday, March 2
“The Following” (8 p.m., Fox)

Tuesday, March 3
“Hell’s Kitchen” (8 p.m., Fox)
“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” (9 p.m., ABC)

Wednesday, March 4
“Broadchurch” (10 p.m., BBC America)
“CSI: Cyber” (10 p.m., CBS)

Thursday, March 5
“American Crime” (10 p.m., ABC)
“Dig” (USA, 10 p.m.)

Friday, March 6
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Monday, March 9
“Bates Motel” (9 p.m., A&E)

Sunday, March 15
“The Royals” (10 p.m., E!)

Monday, March 16
“Dancing with the Stars” (8 p.m., ABC)

Tuesday, March 17
“iZombie” (9 p.m., CW)
“Undateable” (9 p.m., NBC)
“One Big Happy” (9:30 p.m., NBC)

Friday, March 20
“Bloodline” (Netflix)
“Mr. Selfridge” (PBS)

Monday, March 23
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” (12:35 a.m., CBS)

Wednesday, March 25
“Big Time in Hollywood, FL” (10:30 p.m., Comedy Central)

Thursday, March 26
“Bones” (8 p.m., Fox)

Sunday, March 29
“Call the Midwife” (8 p.m., PBS)

Tuesday, March 31
“The Dovekeepers” (9 p.m., CBS)
“Weird Loners” (9:30 p.m., Fox)
“Younger” (10 p.m., TV Land)
“Finding Carter” (10 p.m., MTV)


Saturday, April 4
“Outlander” (9 p.m., Starz)

Sunday, April 5
“A.D.” (9 p.m., NBC)
“Odyssey” (10 p.m., NBC)
“Wolf Hall” (10 p.m., PBS)
“Mad Men” (10 p.m., AMC)

Thursday, April 9
“The Comedians” (10 p.m., FX)
“Louie” (10:30 p.m., FX)

Friday, April 10
“Daredevil” (Netflix)
“Cedric’s Barber Battle” (8 p.m., CW)
“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (8:30 p.m., CW)
“The Messengers” (9 p.m., CW)

Sunday, April 12
“Game of Thrones” (9 p.m., HBO)
“Nurse Jackie” (9 p.m., Showtime)
“Silicon Valley” (10 p.m., HBO)
“Veep” (10:30 p.m., HBO)

Saturday, April 18
“Orphan Black” (9 p.m., BBC America)

Sunday, April 26
“Happyish” (9:30 p.m., Showtime)


Sunday, May 3
“Penny Dreadful” (10 p.m., Showtime)

Friday, May 8
“Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)

Thursday, May 14
“Wayward Pines” (9 p.m., Fox)


Monday, June 8

“Odd Mom Out” (Bravo)

Which shows are you most looking forward to in 2015? Share your favorites below.

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  1. Is it true that seniors do not have a say about tv series being counted to stay on to be watched. If this is so then why?

  2. Betty says:

    I miss watching The Stalker. Hopefully it will return very soon.

  3. Jean says:

    State of Affairs

  4. Kimberly says:

    Call the Midwife, and Suits.

  5. Tristan says:

    You left out the biggest one; Game of Thrones premieres April 12, 2015!

  6. Nora says:

    Outlander for sure. A great Show with just fantastic actors and the costuming is unbelievable. If you love the 18th century and history…this is your show!! Ronald D. Moore is genius.

  7. Michael Kaplan says:

    Why is “Dog With a Blog” not on the list? You include other Disney Channel shows. I noticed you also left it off the list of Emmy Nominates shows back in August when the nominations came out (though it was, I think, the only live-action children’s show nominated for multiple Emmys). Do you have something against the show? It premieres January 9th, BTW.

  8. Haley says:

    When does Mad Men come back on?!

  9. leelyn says:

    The Flash isn’t on CBS, its the CW!

  10. Amy Galante says:

    Gotham is aired on Fox, not ABC. Cheers for the list. Can’t wait for Justified and Outlander to return!

  11. Well, of course Downtown Abbey, but also Grantchester looks like a winner. On CBS I’m happy to see “The Dovekeepers being dramatised because the book was just wonderful but we all know how that can go.
    Above and beyond anything else “Outlander”, being the huge fan of all Gabaldon’s writings and the wonderful production we’ve been treated to so far.
    Quite a few more but those are tops, oh yes I forgot Vikings, DaVinci’s Demons are high up there too.

  12. Jen says:

    “Sunday, Jan. 4
    “Galavant” (8 p.m., ABC)
    “Madam Secretary” (8 p.m., CBS)
    “The Simpsons” (8 p.m., Fox)
    “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (8:30 p.m., Fox)
    “The Good Wife” (9 p.m., CBS)
    “Resurrection” (9 p.m., NBC)”
    Resurrection airs on ABC

  13. Julienne says:

    I’ve decided to stop watching “Girls” once Leah Dunham was caught lying about being raped. That’s nothing to lie about…I assume for faux sympathy.

  14. Good for alaff says:

    Very happy Episodes is back. One of the few actually funny comedy’s on tv.

  15. can says:

    You forgot The Challenge on MTV at 11pm on 1/6.

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