Midseason TV Premiere Schedule: 2015-2016 Season

by 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.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 745,926

"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.

Stars: Monte Durham, Lori Allen, Aunjanue Ellis, Miranda Lambert

Votes: 406

"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.

Stars: Stacy London, Linh Nguyen, Thalia Almodovar, Kitty Crystal

Votes: 149

"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.

Stars: Clinton Kelly, Devyn Simone

Votes: 44

"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.

Stars: Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones, Mallory Jansen

Votes: 13,549

"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".

Stars: Steve Austin, Joseph Aviel, Ryan Andrew Campbell, Ogom Chijindu

Votes: 403

"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.

Stars: Jack Cutmore-Scott, Meaghan Rath, James Earl, Charlie Saxton

Votes: 1,445

"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 twentieth century.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 151,274

"Downton Abbey" premieres Sunday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS.

9. Newlyweds: The First Year (2012– )

60 min | Reality-TV

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 »

Stars: Rob Brann, Rochelle Brann, Adonis Gladney, Erica Johnson

Votes: 40

"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.

Stars: Theresa Caputo, Jim Parsons, Frank Marino, Chris Jacobs

Votes: 1,312

"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.

Stars: Anne Burrell, Tyler Florence, Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray

Votes: 1,004

"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.

Stars: Hank Azaria, Nicholas Gonzalez, Judah Friedlander, Missi Pyle

Votes: 2,636

"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.

Stars: Chris Harrison, Brad Womack, Sean Lowe, Becca Tilley

Votes: 5,861

"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 »

Stars: Mark L. Walberg, Simeon Lipman, Lara Spencer, Gary Sohmers

Votes: 1,111

"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.

Stars: Duff Goldman, Valerie Bertinelli, Alex Czajka, Linsey Lam

Votes: 267

"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."

Stars: Bob Harper, Alison Sweeney, Jillian Michaels, Dolvett Quince

Votes: 4,878

"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.

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone

Votes: 175,086

"New Girl" premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX.

18. Hollywood Game Night (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Short, 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.

Stars: Jane Lynch, Ric Markmann, Teisha Wheaton, Tim Neff

Votes: 1,534

"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 | 53 min | 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 »

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, CeCe Moore, Ty Burrell, Anderson Cooper

Votes: 636

"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.

Stars: Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Aaron Jakubenko

Votes: 51,809

"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.

Stars: Ryan Seacrest, Mark Thompson, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell

Votes: 20,636

"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.

Stars: Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon

Votes: 21,909

"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.

Stars: Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Timothy Hutton, Richard Cabral

Votes: 8,889

"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.

Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 178,585

"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 »

Stars: John Beach, Roy Rede, Reed Rudy, Andrew Hunter

Votes: 142

"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.

Stars: Jay Baruchel, Eric André, Britt Lower, Robin Duke

Votes: 8,981

"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.

Stars: Leland Melvin, Arnav Krishna, Adrian Romoff, Claire Wang

Votes: 130

"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.

Stars: Mattie Breaux, Ryan Richards, Walt Windham, Lyle Boudreaux

Votes: 437

"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.

Stars: Jane Lynch, Maggie Lawson, Kyle Bornheimer, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 2,464

"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 | Action, 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.

Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo, Dayo Okeniyi

Votes: 9,236

"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.

Stars: Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec

Votes: 372

"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.

Stars: Egypt Criss, Boogie Dash, Romeo Miller, Angela Simmons

Votes: 153

"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.

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Will Arnett, David Cross, Blake Harrison

Votes: 5,942

"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 »

Stars: Mark Keller, Brie Thiele, Stephen J. Cloobeck, Sheldon Yellen

Votes: 3,099

"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.

Stars: Jonathan Bennett, Waylynn Lucas, Ron Ben-Israel, Richard Ruskell

Votes: 303

"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.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

Votes: 146,141

"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.

Stars: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario

Votes: 48,533

"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.

Stars: Drita D'Avanzo, Renee Graziano, Carla Facciolo, Karen Gravano

Votes: 1,357

"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.

Stars: Robert Kazinsky, Dilshad Vadsaria, Adhir Kalyan, Ciara Bravo

Votes: 11,288

"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.

Stars: Sutton Foster, Miriam Shor, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar

Votes: 15,613

"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.

Stars: Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Kate Lambert, Katie O'Brien

Votes: 2,991

"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.

Stars: Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson, Tory Kittles

Votes: 26,903

"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.

Stars: Jillian Bell, Charlotte Newhouse, Stephen Root, Elizabeth De Razzo

Votes: 1,307

"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.

Stars: Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Maribeth Monroe

Votes: 44,023

"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".

Stars: Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic, Scott Leibfried, Jason Thompson

Votes: 17,482

"Hell's Kitchen" premieres Friday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on FOX."

46. Angie Tribeca (2016–2018)

TV-14 | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Crime