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New & Returning Series Premiere Dates

By Garth Franklin Thursday August 30th 2012 07:33AM

Summer is coming to a close and the new Fall TV season is about to kick off with many series both old and new set to be launched in the United States and the United Kingdom over the next two months. There's so many in fact that it's a bit confusing as to when specifically each of these shows will premiere.

Today comes a handy schedule to keep you on track. The list has been divided into three - returning show season premiere dates in the U.S., new show pilot airdates in the U.S., and British series premiere dates in the United Kingdom.

The returning shows I'll personally be tuning in for before the year's out (in alphabetical order) - "30 Rock," "American Horror Story," "Bones," "Burn Notice," "Castle," "Dexter," "Doctor Who," "Fringe," "The Good Wife," "Homeland," "The Hour," "The Killing [Forbrydelsen]", "Merlin," "Q.I.," "Red Dwarf," "Sons of Anarchy," "Supernatural," "The Thick of It" and "The Walking Dead".

Of the new shows premiering I intend to give "Arrow," "Copper," "Hunted," "Last Resort," "Revolution," "Ripper Street" and maybe one or two others a shot if the reaction is good. Some of the most interesting stuff like "Hannibal," "Red Widow" and "The Following" isn't until mid-season.

I'll definitely tune in for "Archer," "Being Human UK," "The Borgias," "Breaking Bad," "Futurama," "Game of Thrones," "Justified," "Luther," "Mad Dogs," "Poirot," "Sherlock," "Teen Wolf," "True Blood," "Wallander" and "Whitechapel" when they return in 2013.

The shows I still haven't gotten around to as yet but I'll try and get to soon include "Boardwalk Empire," "Community," "Downton Abbey," "Hell on Wheels," "Louie," "Mad Men," "Political Animals," "Revenge" and "Spartacus".

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RETURNING SERIES - U.S.A.:

Already Returned in August
"Boss: Season 2" (Starz)
"Grimm: Season 2" (NBC),
"Hell on Wheels: Season 2" (AMC)
"Strike Back: Vengeance" (Cinemax)

Saturday, September 1st
"Doctor Who: Season 7, Part 1" (BBC America)

Tuesday, September 11th
"Parenthood: Season 4" (NBC)
"Sons of Anarchy: Season 5" (FX)

Thursday, September 13th
"Glee: Season 4" (FOX)

Sunday, September 16th
"Boardwalk Empire: Season 3" (HBO)

Monday, September 17th
"Bones: Season 8" (FOX)

Thursday, September 20th
"The Office: Season 9" (NBC)
"Parks and Recreation: Season 5" (NBC)
"Up All Night: Season 2" (NBC)

Friday, September 21st
"Haven: Season 3" (Syfy)

Sunday, September 23rd
"Treme: Season 3" (HBO)

Monday, September 24th
"2 Broke Girls: Season 2" (CBS)
"Castle: Season 5" (ABC)
"Hawaii Five-O: Season 3" (CBS)
"How I Met Your Mother: Season 8" (CBS)
"Mike & Molly: Season 3" (CBS)

Tuesday, September 25th
"NCIS: Season 10" (CBS)
"NCIS Los Angeles: Season 4" (CBS)
"New Girl: Season 2" (FOX)
"Private Practice: Season 6" (ABC)

Wednesday, September 26th
"Criminal Minds: Season 8" (CBS)
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 13" (CBS)
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 14" (NBC)
"The Middle: Season 4" (ABC)
"Modern Family: Season 4" (ABC)

Thursday, September 27th
"The Big Bang Theory: Season 6" (CBS)
"Grey's Anatomy: Season 9" (ABC)
"Person of Interest: Season 2" (CBS)
"Scandal: Season 2" (ABC)
"Two and a Half Men: Season 10" (CBS)

Friday, September 28th
"Blue Bloods: Season 3" (CBS)
"CSI NY: Season 9" (CBS)
"Fringe: Season 5" (FOX)

Saturday, September 29th
"Star Wars The Clone Wars: Season 5" (Cartoon Network)

Sunday, September 30th
"American Dad: Season 8" (FOX)
"Bob's Burgers: Season 3" (FOX)
"Dexter: Season 7" (Showtime)
"Family Guy: Season 11" (FOX)
"The Good Wife: Season 4" (CBS)
"Homeland: Season 2" (Showtime)
"The Mentalist: Season 5" (CBS)
"Once Upon a Time: Season 2" (ABC)
"Revenge: Season 2" (ABC)
"The Simpsons: Season 24" (FOX)

Tuesday, October 2nd
"Hart of Dixie: Season 2" (The CW)
"Raising Hope: Season 3" (FOX)

Wednesday, October 3rd
"Supernatural: Season 8" (The CW)

Thursday, October 4th
"30 Rock: Season 7" (NBC)

Sunday, October 7th
"The Cleveland Show: Season 4" (FOX)

Monday, October 8th
"90210: Season 5" (The CW)
"Gossip Girl: Season 6" (The CW)

Thursday, October 11th
"The Vampire Diaries: Season 4" (The CW)

Sunday, October 14th
"The Walking Dead: Season 3" (AMC)

Wednesday, October 17th
"American Horror Story: Asylum" (FX)
"Suburgatory: Season 2" (ABC)

Friday, October 19th
"Community: Season 4" (NBC)
"Nikita: Season 3" (The CW)
"Whitney: Season 2" (NBC)

Tuesday, October 23rd
"Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23: Season 2" (ABC)
"Happy Endings: Season 3" (ABC)

Friday, October 26th
"Touch: Season 2" (FOX)

Friday, November 2nd
"Last Man Standing: Season 2" (ABC)

Thursday, November 8th
"Burn Notice: Season 6, Part 2" (USA)

January 6th 2013
"Downton Abbey: Season 3" (PBS)

March 31st 2013
"Game of Thrones: Season 3" (HBO)

Early 2013 TBD
"Archer: Season 4" (FX)
"Dallas: Season 2" (TNT)
"Enlightened: Season 2" (HBO)
"Girls: Season 3" (HBO)
"Justified: Season 4" (FX)
"Shameless: Season 3" (Showtime)
"Spartacus: War of the Damned" (Starz)
"Suits: Season 2, Part 2" (USA)

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NEW SERIES - U.S.A.:

Already Premiered in August
"Copper" (BBC America)
"Major Crimes" (TNT)

Monday, September 3rd
"Switched at Birth" (ABC Family)

Tuesday, September 11th
"Go On" (NBC)
"The New Normal" (NBC)

Wednesday, September 12th
"Guys With Kids" (NBC)

Monday, September 17th
"The Mob Doctor" (FOX)
"Revolution" (NBC)

Monday, September 24th
"Partners" (CBS)

Tuesday, September 25th
"Ben and Kate" (FOX)
"The Mindy Project" (FOX)
"Vegas" (CBS)

Wednesday, September 26th
"Animal Practice" (NBC)
"Guys With Kids" (NBC)
"The Neighbors" (ABC)

Thursday, September 27th
"Elementary" (CBS)
"Last Resort" (ABC)

Friday, September 28th
"Made in Jersey" (CBS)

Sunday, September 30th
"666 Park Avenue" (ABC)

Wednesday, October 10th
"Arrow" (The CW)
"Chicago Fire" (NBC)
"Nashville" (ABC)

Thursday, October 11th
"Beauty and the Beast" (The CW)

Tuesday, October 16th
"Emily Owens, M.D." (The CW)

Friday, October 19th
"Hunted" (Cinemax)

Friday, November 2nd
"Malibu Country" (ABC)

October TBD
"Transporter" (Cinemax)

Early 2013 TBD
"1600 Penn" (NBC)
"The Carrie Diaries" (The CW)
"Cult" (The CW)
"Do No Harm" (NBC)
"The Following" (FOX)
"Friend Me" (CBS)
"Golden Boy" (CBS)
"The Goodwin Games" (FOX)
"Hannibal" (NBC)
"Infamous" (NBC)
"Mistresses" (ABC)
"Next Caller" (NBC)
"Red Widow" (ABC)
"Save Me" (NBC)
"Zero Hour" (ABC)

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RETURNING & NEW SHOWS - U.K.

Already Aired in August
"Accused: Series 2" (BBC1)
"George Gently: Series 5" (BBC1)
"New Tricks: Series 9" (BBC1)
"Parade's End" (BBC2)

Thursday, August 30th
"Good Cop: Series 1" (BBC1)

Saturday, September 1st
"Doctor Who: Series 7, Part 1" (BBC1)

Saturday, September 8th
"The Thick of It: Series 4" (BBC2)

Saturday, September 8th
"The Scapegoat: Series 1" (ITV1)

Friday, September 14th
"Q.I.: Series J" (BBC2)

Sunday, September 16th
"Downton Abbey: Series 3" (ITV1)

Thursday, October 4th
"Red Dwarf: Series X" (Dave)

Saturday, October 6th
"Merlin: Series 5" (BBC1)

Saturday, November 17th
"The Killing [Forbrydelsen]: Series 3" (BBC4)

Fall 2012 TBD
"Dancing on the Edge" (BBC2)
"The Fall" (BBC2)
"The Hour: Series 2" (BBC2)
"Ripper Street: Series 1" (BBC1)
"Top of the Lake" (BBC2)

January 2013 TBD
"Being Human: Series 5" (BBC3)
"Mad Dogs: Series 3" (Sky1)

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