Fall 2012 TV Premiere Dates

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August 13th, 2012

The list is only intended to be for fall premieres. Mid-season premieres are not included (and we don't have the dates yet anyway).

Note, there are some shows that are definitely returning soon-ish that don't have specific dates/times locked down yet, and those shows have not been added to the list yet.

Please note any mistakes or additions in the comments.

Last updated September 26.
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Show Network Time ET/PT Date
(C) 2012 TV by the Numbers
Stars Earn Stripes NBC 9:00 PM Monday, August 13, 2012
Grimm (Monday Run) NBC 10:00 PM Monday, August 13, 2012
Major Crimes TNT 10:00 PM Monday, August 13, 2012
Oh Sit! CW 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 15, 2012
All You Can Meat TRVL 10:00 PM Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Braxton Family Values WE tv 9:00 PM Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Next CW 9:00 PM Thursday, August 16, 2012
Extreme Chef Food 10:00 PM Thursday, August 16, 2012
Boss Starz 10:00 PM Friday, August 17, 2012
Strike Back Cinemax 10:00 PM Friday, August 17, 2012
Survivorman DISC 8:00 PM Sunday, August 19, 2012
One Car Too Far DISC 9:00 PM Sunday, August 19, 2012
Copper BBCA 10:00 PM Sunday, August 19, 2012
Finding Amelia Earheart DISC 10:00 PM Sunday, August 19, 2012
Ridiculousness MTV 10:00 PM Monday, August 20, 2012
Inbetweeners, The MTV 10:30 PM Monday, August 20, 2012
Face Off SYFY 9:00 PM Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Dirty Jobs Down Under w/Mike Rowe DISC 10:00 PM Wednesday, August 22, 2012
America's Next Top Model College Ed CW 8:00 PM Friday, August 24, 2012
Bearing Sea Gold Under the Ice DISC 9:00 PM Friday, August 24, 2012
Yukon Men DISC 10:00 PM Friday, August 24, 2012
Doctor Who BBCA 9:00 PM Saturday, September 01, 2012
The Pyramid GSN 6:00 PM Monday, September 03, 2012
Switched At Birth ABC Fam 8:00 PM Monday, September 03, 2012
American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior DISC 9:00 PM Monday, September 03, 2012
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations TRVL 9:00 PM Monday, September 03, 2012
Coma A&E 9:00 PM Monday, September 03, 2012
T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle VH1 9:00 PM Monday, September 03, 2012
Fast N' Loud DISC 10:00 PM Monday, September 03, 2012
Flipping Out BRAVO 9:00 PM Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Ghost Hunters SYFY 9:00 PM Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Texas Car Wars DISC 10:00 PM Thursday, September 06, 2012
Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team CMT 9:00 PM Friday, September 07, 2012
Cheer CMT 10:00 PM Friday, September 07, 2012
My Fair Wedding WE tv 9:00 PM Saturday, September 08, 2012
Deadly Affairs ID 10:00 PM Saturday, September 08, 2012
Scanning the Skies (Special) DISC 7:00 PM Sunday, September 09, 2012
Broadway or Bust PBS 8:00 PM Sunday, September 09, 2012
Long Island Medium TLC 9:00 PM Sunday, September 09, 2012
Breaking Amish TLC 10:00 PM Sunday, September 09, 2012
Wallander PBS 10:00 PM Sunday, September 09, 2012
Robot Chicken ADSM 12:00 AM Sunday, September 09, 2012
Basketball Wives: LA VH1 8:00 PM Monday, September 10, 2012
Voice, The NBC 8:00 PM Monday, September 10, 2012
Hoarders A&E 9:00 PM Monday, September 10, 2012
The Crimson Petal & the White ENCORE 9:00 PM Monday, September 10, 2012
New Normal, The NBC 10:00 PM Monday, September 10, 2012
Go On NBC 10:30 PM Monday, September 10, 2012
Go On (Reg Timeslot) NBC 9:00 PM Tuesday, September 11, 2012
New Normal, The (Reg Timeslot) NBC 9:30 PM Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Parenthood NBC 10:00 PM Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Bomb Girls REELZ 10:00 PM Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sons Of Anarchy FX 10:00 PM Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Surfer (Special) DISC 10:00 PM Tuesday, September 11, 2012
X Factor, The FOX 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sons of Guns DISC 9:00 PM Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Family Guns NGC 10:00 PM Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Guys With Kids (Preview) NBC 10:00 PM Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Real Housewives of Miami, The BRAVO 9:00 PM Thursday, September 13, 2012
Glee FOX 9:00 PM Thursday, September 13, 2012
Shark Tank ABC 8:00 PM Friday, September 14, 2012
Ghost Adventures TRVL 9:00 PM Friday, September 14, 2012
Primetime What Would You Do? ABC 9:00 PM Friday, September 14, 2012
The Ultimate Fighter FX 9:00 PM Friday, September 14, 2012
20/20 ABC 10:00 PM Friday, September 14, 2012
Bayou Billionaires CMT 9:00 PM Saturday, September 15, 2012
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's OWN 9:00 PM Saturday, September 15, 2012
Redneck Rehab CMT 10:00 PM Saturday, September 15, 2012
Iyanla, Fix My Life OWN 10:00 PM Saturday, September 15, 2012
Saturday Night Live NBC 11:30 PM Saturday, September 15, 2012
Rehab with Dr. Drew VH1 8:00 PM Sunday, September 16, 2012
Behind the Music VH1 9:00 PM Sunday, September 16, 2012
Boardwalk Empire HBO 9:00 PM Sunday, September 16, 2012
Bones FOX 8:00 PM Monday, September 17, 2012
Mob Doctor, The FOX 9:00 PM Monday, September 17, 2012
Be Good Johnny Weir LOGO 10:00 PM Monday, September 17, 2012
Revolution NBC 10:00 PM Monday, September 17, 2012
Hot Set SYFY 10:00 PM Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Survivor: Philippines CBS 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2012
South Beach Tow TRU 9:30 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Challenge MTV 10:00 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2012
How Booze Built America (Special) DISC 10:00 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2012
SNL Weekend Update Thursday NBC 8:00 PM Thursday, September 20, 2012
Up All Night NBC 8:30 PM Thursday, September 20, 2012
Office, The NBC 9:00 PM Thursday, September 20, 2012
Tamar & Vince WE tv 9:00 PM Thursday, September 20, 2012
Parks & Recreation NBC 9:30 PM Thursday, September 20, 2012
Bling It On TLC 10:00 PM Thursday, September 20, 2012
Haven SYFY 10:00 PM Friday, September 21, 2012
Secret Princes TLC 10:00 PM Friday, September 21, 2012
Treme HBO 10:00 PM Sunday, September 23, 2012
Dancing with the Stars ABC 8:00 PM Monday, September 24, 2012
How I Met Your Mother CBS 8:00 PM Monday, September 24, 2012
Partners CBS 8:30 PM Monday, September 24, 2012
2 Broke Girls CBS 9:00 PM Monday, September 24, 2012
Mike & Molly CBS 9:30 PM Monday, September 24, 2012
Castle ABC 10:00 PM Monday, September 24, 2012
Hawaii Five-0 CBS 10:00 PM Monday, September 24, 2012
$24 in 24 FOOD 10:30 PM Monday, September 24, 2012
NCIS CBS 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2012
New Girl (Special) FOX 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Ben And Kate FOX 8:30 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2012
NCIS: Los Angeles CBS 9:00 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2012
New Girl (Time Period Premiere) FOX 9:00 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Mindy Project, The FOX 9:30 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Private Practice ABC 10:00 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Vegas CBS 10:00 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Tosh.0 CMDY 10:00 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Brickleberry CMDY 10:30 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Animal Practice NBC 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Middle, The ABC 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Guys With Kids NBC 8:30 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Criminal Minds CBS 9:00 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Law & Order: SVU NBC 9:00 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Modern Family ABC 9:00 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Neighbors, The (Special Time) ABC 9:30 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CBS 10:00 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012
South Park CMDY 10:00 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Key & Peele CMDY 10:30 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Big Bang Theory, The CBS 8:00 PM Thursday, September 27, 2012
Last Resort ABC 8:00 PM Thursday, September 27, 2012
Two and a Half Men CBS 8:30 PM Thursday, September 27, 2012
Grey's Anatomy ABC 9:00 PM Thursday, September 27, 2012
Person Of Interest CBS 9:00 PM Thursday, September 27, 2012
Elementary CBS 10:00 PM Thursday, September 27, 2012
Scandal ABC 10:00 PM Thursday, September 27, 2012
CSI: NY CBS 8:00 PM Friday, September 28, 2012
Kitchen Nightmars FOX 8:00 PM Friday, September 28, 2012
Fringe FOX 9:00 PM Friday, September 28, 2012
Grimm (Time Period Premiere) NBC 9:00 PM Friday, September 28, 2012
Made In Jersey CBS 9:00 PM Friday, September 28, 2012
Under the Ice After Show (Special) DISC 9:00 PM Friday, September 28, 2012
Blue Bloods CBS 10:00 PM Friday, September 28, 2012
Star Wars: The Clone Wars TOON 9:30 AM Saturday, September 29, 2012
48 Hours Mystery CBS 10:00 PM Saturday, September 29, 2012
60 Minutes CBS 7:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
Amazing Race, The CBS 8:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
Call the Midwife PBS 8:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
Making Monsters TRVL 8:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
Once Upon A Time ABC 8:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
Simpsons, The FOX 8:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
Bob's Burgers FOX 8:30 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
Dexter SHOW 9:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
Family Guy FOX 9:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
Good Wife, The CBS 9:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
Revenge ABC 9:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
American Dad FOX 9:30 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
666 Park Avenue ABC 10:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
Homeland SHOW 10:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
Mentalist, The CBS 10:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
Destination Fear TRVL 11:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012
Half the Sky PBS 9:00 PM Monday, October 01, 2012
Don't Sleep BET 11:00 PM Monday, October 01, 2012
30 for 30 ESPN 8:00 PM Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Hart Of Dixie CW 8:00 PM Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Guiliana & Bill Style 8:00 PM Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Raising Hope FOX 8:00 PM Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Chasing the Dream GOLF 10:00 PM Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Neighbors, The (Timeslot Premiere) ABC 8:30 PM Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Supernatural CW 9:00 PM Wednesday, October 03, 2012
30 Rock NBC 8:00 PM Thursday, October 04, 2012
Jersey Shore MTV 10:00 PM Thursday, October 04, 2012
Bedlam BBCA 9:00 PM Saturday, October 06, 2012
America's Funniest Home Vids ABC 7:00 PM Sunday, October 07, 2012
The Cleveland Show FOX 7:30 PM Sunday, October 07, 2012
Big Rich Texas Style 8:00 PM Sunday, October 07, 2012
Halloween Wars FOOD 9:00 PM Sunday, October 07, 2012
Upstairs, Downstairs PBS 9:00 PM Sunday, October 07, 2012
90210 CW 8:00 PM Monday, October 08, 2012
Titanic: Blood and Steel ENCORE 8:00 PM Monday, October 08, 2012
Gossip Girl CW 9:00 PM Monday, October 08, 2012
Iconoclasts Sundance 8:00 PM Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition LIFE 9:00 PM Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog CW 9:00 PM Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Keyshia & Daniel: Family First BET 10:00 PM Tuesday, October 09, 2012
My Shopping Addiction OXGN 10:00 PM Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Mash Up CMDY 12:30 AM Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Arrow CW 8:00 PM Wednesday, October 10, 2012
NOVA PBS 9:00 PM Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Chicago Fire NBC 10:00 PM Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Nashville ABC 10:00 PM Wednesday, October 10, 2012
NOVA scienceNOW PBS 10:00 PM Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Vampire Diaries, The CW 8:00 PM Thursday, October 11, 2012
Beauty And The Beast CW 9:00 PM Thursday, October 11, 2012
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia FX 10:00 PM Thursday, October 11, 2012
The League FX 10:30 PM Thursday, October 11, 2012
BrandX with Russell Brand FX 11:00 PM Thursday, October 11, 2012
Dog with a Blog DSNY 9:40 PM Friday, October 12, 2012
Walking Dead, The AMC 9:00 PM Sunday, October 14, 2012
Talking Dead AMC 10:00 PM Sunday, October 14, 2012
Comic Book Men AMC 11:30 PM Sunday, October 14, 2012
Emily Owens, M.D. CW 9:00 PM Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Underemployed MTV 10:00 PM Tuesday, October 16, 2012
 Fllashpoint  ION  11:00 PM  Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Suburgatory ABC 9:30 PM Wednesday, October 17, 2012
American Horror Story: Asylum FX 10:00 PM Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Whitney NBC 8:00 PM Friday, October 19, 2012
Community NBC 8:30 PM Friday, October 19, 2012
Killer Karaoke truTV 9:00 PM Friday, October 19, 2012
Nikita CW 9:00 PM Friday, October 19, 2012
Hunted Cinemax 10:00 PM Friday, October 19, 2012
RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars LOGO 9:00 PM Monday, October 22, 2012
Touch FOX 8:00 PM Friday, October 26, 2012
Happy Endings ABC 9:00 PM Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Don't Trust The B in Apt. 23 ABC 9:30 PM Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Baby Wait LOGO 10:00 PM Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Viral Video Showdown SYFY 10:00 PM Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Last Man Standing ABC 8:00 PM Friday, November 02, 2012
Malibu Country ABC 8:30 PM Friday, November 02, 2012
Shark Tank (Time Period Premiere) ABC 9:00 PM Friday, November 02, 2012
The Next Iron Chef FOOD 9:00 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012
The Real Housewives of Atlanta BRVO 9:00 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012
The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills BRVO 9:00 PM Monday, November 05, 2012
Dangerous Grounds TRVL 10:00 PM Monday, November 05, 2012
Silicon Valley Start-Ups BRVO 10:00 PM Monday, November 05, 2012
Top Chef: Seattle BRVO 10:00 PM Wednesday, November 07, 2012
LOLwork BRVO 11:00 PM Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Burn Notice USA 9:00 PM Thursday, November 08, 2012
Catfish: The TV Show MTV 10:00 PM Monday, November 12, 2012
The World of Jenks MTV 11:00 PM Monday, November 12, 2012
Million Dollar Decorators BRVO 10:00 PM Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Total Blackout SYFY 9:00 PM Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Rizzoli & Isles TNT 9:00 PM Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hot In Cleveland TVLAND 10:00 PM Wednesday, November 28, 2012
(C) 2012 TV by the Numbers

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  • john

    will Grimm start it’s season over when it premieres in it’s regular time slot or just pick up where the Monday run leaves off?

  • thesnowleopard

    Wow, I knew when they were starting, already, but looking at them in contrast to the other network shows, all the CW shows are starting really late.

    I still think that double start for Grimm, on two different nights, is a badbadbadbad idea. Talk about confusing casual viewers. What is NBC thinking there, besides the “Let’s start it in the post-Olympics glow” half-baked promotion that never seems to work?

  • silvit

    Once again The Walking Dead will bury them all. Is this really the best broadcast network tv could do? Yikes.

  • Derek Vincent

    American Horror Story?

  • Internet TV

    I was just wondering, is there any chance that either/both of these Premiere Date Lists or Renew/Cancel Index that you could also list what season/episode the show is currently airing?

    This way people that don’t want to go to every wiki page to find out can easily tell if the show has been around enough to escape the first and second year early death. And, a better chance of making it to 88 or 100 episodes.

    Just something to think about. I know that I personally would really appreciate it and I bet there are others out there that would as well.

    Thanks for the consideration.

  • joss

    @silvit

    Once again The Walking Dead will bury them all. Is this really the best broadcast network tv could do? Yikes.

    Only Grey`s.. ,Once .., and NCIS pulled this numbers and we dont even count sitcoms like MF & TBBT

  • toni

    if u read above she said this will be fixed if theres errors

  • Craig

    ABC is making a good decision to begin the Tuesday 9:00 block in late October. Fox will have good numbers for their premiers, but once baseball starts up they will all lose steam. Baseball is just so bad for Fox. Yeah, you get some good ratings for a month but you sacrifice your shows which run for the rest of the season.

    Can’t wait for Community’s Friday start, and then for November when NBC has to move it to somewhere like Wednesday when their lineup begins to crash (I’m betting on Animal Practice).

  • Stefwhit

    To my surprise I can actually see myself watching a full night of NBC- their Tuesday night line up has a lot of potential.

  • charmedcraft

    SPN has a lot of competition on it’s new night; even I’m going to have to record some shows so I can watch SPN live. I hope the fans do the same so ratings are even higher than the Friday ratings.

  • Duncey

    October 19

    Nikita and Whitney

  • Duncey

    @ Dennis

    What are you smoking? The Olympics had 215 million unique videos. The 30 million viewers was just the average totals. I thought you were smarter than that. Dumb question honestly.

  • Mark Wilkins

    So outside of the early Grimm and Revolution, the Fall season doesn’t really begin until the 25th of September, still over a month away

  • Tuscany1

    Extreme Chef on Food Network – Thursday, August 16 at 10pm

  • Nick

    OK. Long List coming up-

    Switched At Birth, Go On, The New Normal, The Mob Doctor, Revolution, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Castle, The Middle, Modern Family (best show on TV), The Big Bang Theory, Last Resort (my favorite new fall show), Person Of Interest, Elementary, Fringe, Once Upon A Time, Revenge, Homeland, Hart Of Dixie, Raising Hope, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Arrow, Suburgatory, Touch, Last Man Standing, Malibu Country, and Hot in Cleveland.

    And I’m behind on my summer TV watching! How am I ever going to watch all these shows?

  • Carmen

    I think NBC is showing good strategy by premiering many of their new shows early this year. It has 2 potential advantages. It minimizes the break between the Olympic windfall, and perhaps more importantly, it enables viewers to sample their new shows before established shows on the other networks start their new season. They may pick up some viewers. In any event, it shows better thinking by the new NBC management than was demonstrated in the past several years.

  • tomsman

    3 shows premiering on LOGO this fall:

    Be Good Johnny Weir Season 2 – September 17 – 10pm LOGO
    The Baby Wait – October 30 LOGO
    RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race – October 22 – 9pm LOGO

  • Scott O

    Inbetweeners August 20th

  • Kissan

    Lot of stuff premiering September 30th. On the other hand, can’t wait for OUAT, Revenge, 666 Park Avenue, The Simpsons and Family Guy. Guess I’m gonna have to record TGW on my DVR. Can’t wait to see the battle between TGW and Revenge.

  • Crawford

    Everything I am watching is on ABC… Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Modern Family, Revenge, and 666 Park Avenue. So excited for GA, Revenge, and 666 Park Avenue!

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