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Fall TV Premiere Schedule: “The Walking Dead” and More Return in 2016

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This fall’s TV premieres promise to have us on the edge of our seats! You’ve been waiting patiently for the resolution to the Season 6 finale cliffhanger of “The Walking Dead,” and you can’t wait to see your favorite celebrities strut their stuff on “Dancing with the Stars.” Well, your wait is almost over! Here are highlights of what’s to come.

This September and October 2016 are packed with season premieres, spanning major broadcast television networks, cable channels and streaming services. From reality TV to comedy to drama to sci-fi and everything in between, these programs have something to offer everyone.

Catch the excitement of this fall’s TV premieres with the return of your favorite television programs, as well as some new series your whole family may enjoy.

There’s no doubt we form connections with the stories and characters brought to life on the TV screen. While we can’t list all the upcoming TV programs, here are some shows we think you’ll enjoy.

 

Highlights of Fall 2016 TV Premieres

New Crime Fighter: “Luke Cage” is Marvel’s latest Netflix launch, which begins on September 30 with Mike Colter in the leading role.

The mysterious FX anthology television series, “American Horror Story,” returns with Season 6 on September 14 at 10/9c with many surprises in store. For fans of live action TV shows based on comic books, you’ll enjoy “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Gotham,” “Supergirl,” “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Marvel’s “Luke Cage” (see video preview above), and more.

And after the phenomenal success of the Netflix-based TV series “Stranger Things” this summer, rated by Rotten Tomatoes’ critics as an “addictive homage to Spielberg films and vintage 1980s television,” it’s no doubt nostalgia has taken its hold on viewers. It seems 1980’s television series reboots are making an impact, with the reimagining of “MacGyver” leading the pack.

Then, just before Halloween, the Winchester brothers return to The CW for “Supernatural” Season 12 at 9/8c on October 13, and “The Walking Dead” returns to AMC on at 9/8c on October 23 with the dramatic conclusion of one main character’s storyline.

Whether you curl up on the couch to binge watch your favorite TV series, or you squeeze in that one very special episode each week in between your busy schedule, we’ve got you covered. If you miss an episode, don’t worry! Subscribe to our entertainment magazines for updates on your favorite shows. So sit back, relax and enjoy!

 

TV Season Premieres in September 2016

New Coaches, New Musical Talent: The 11th season of NBC’s “The Voice” kicks off with a two-hour premiere at 8/7c on September 19, as powerhouse vocalists Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as new coaches for the popular vocal competition.

  • September 1: Heartland, Season 7 (Netflix)
  • September 2: Narcos, Season 2 (Netflix)
  • September 6: 9/8c From Dusk Till Dawn (El Ray)
  • September 7: The Blacklist, Season 3 (Netflix); Galavant, Seasons 1-2 (Netflix)
  • September 10: Supergirl, Season 1 (Netflix)
  • September 12: 8/7c Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
  • September 14: 10/9c American Horror Story, Season 6 (FX); 10/9c Blindspot (NBC); 10/9c South Park (Comedy)
  • September 15: 8/7c Thursday Night Football (CBS); 9/8c Project Runway (Lifetime); The Walking Dead, Season 6 (Netflix)
  • September 16: 8/7c Z Nation (SyFy)
  • September 17: Penny Dreadful, Season 3 (Netflix)
  • September 18: 8/7c Emmys (ABC)
  • September 19: 8/7c The Big Bang Theory (CBS); 8/7c The Voice Pt 1 (NBC); 8/7c Gotham, Season 3 (FOX); Gotham, Season 2 (Netflix); 8:30/7:30c Kevin Can Wait (CBS); 9/8c Lucifer (FOX); 10/9c The Good Place (NBC)
  • September 20: 8/7c Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX); 8/7c The Voice Pt 2 (NBC); 8/7c NCIS (CBS); 8:30/7:30c New Girl (FOX); 9/8c Bull (CBS); 9/8c Scream Queens (FOX); 10/9c NCIS: New Orleans (CBS); 10/9c Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC); 10/9c This Is Us (NBC); New Girl, Season 5 (Netflix)
  • September 21: 8/7c The Goldbergs (ABC); 8/7c Lethal Weapon (FOX); 8/7c Survivor (CBS); 8:30/7:30c Speechless (ABC); 9/8c Empire (FOX); 9/8c Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC); 9/8c Modern Family (ABC); 9:30/8:30c Black-ish (ABC); 10/9c Chicago P.D. (NBC); 10/9c Designated Survivor (ABC)
  • September 22: 8/7c Grey’s Anatomy (ABC); 8/7c Rosewood (FOX); 8/7c Superstore (NBC); 9/8c Chicago Med (NBC); 9/8c Notorious (ABC); 9/8c Pitch (FOX); 10/9c The Blacklist (NBC); 10/9c How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
  • September 23: 8/7c Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon (NBC); 8/7c Hell’s Kitchen (FOX); 8/7c Last Man Standing (ABC); 8/7c MacGyver (CBS); 8:30/7:30c Dr. Ken (ABC); 9/8c The Exorcist (FOX); 9/8c Hawaii Five-0 (CBS); 9/8c Shark Tank (ABC); 10/9c Blue Bloods (CBS); 10/9c Dateline NBC (NBC); 10/9c Van Helsing (Syfy); Longmire, Season 5 (Netflix)
  • September 24: 8/7c Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD); 10/9c 48 Hours (CBS); Portlandia, Season 6 (Netflix)
  • September 25: 7:30/6:30c 60 Minutes (CBS); 7:30/6:30c Bob’s Burgers (FOX); 8/7c The Simpsons (FOX); 8/7c Once Upon a Time (ABC); 8:30/7:30c Son of Zorn (FOX); 9/8c Family Guy (FOX); 9/8c Secrets and Lies (ABC); 9:30/8:30c The Last Man on Earth (FOX); 10/9c Quantico (ABC)
  • September 28: 9/8c Criminal Minds (CBS); 10/9c Code Black (CBS)
  • September 30: Marvel’s Luke Cage, Season 1 (Netflix)

 

TV Season Premieres in October 2016

New Superhero: Catch all the excitement of “Supergirl” Season 2 on The CW at 8/7c on October 10.

  • October 1: 11:30/10:30c Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • October 2: 7/6c America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC); 8/7c Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz) ; 8/7c NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS); 9/8c Madam Secretary (CBS); 9/8c Westworld, Season 1 (HBO); 10/9c Elementary (CBS)
  • October 3: 9/8c Scorpion (CBS); 10/9c Conviction (ABC); 10/9c Timeless (NBC)
  • October 4: 8/7c The Flash (CW); The Mindy Project, Season 5 (Hulu)
  • October 5: 8/7c Arrow (CW); 9/8c Frequency (CW)
  • October 7: The Ranch, Season 1 Part 2 (Netflix)
  • October 9: 10/9c Divorce (HBO)
  • October 10: 8/7c Supergirl, Season 2 (CW); 9/8c 2 Broke Girls (CBS); 9/8c No Tomorrow (CW)
  • October 11: 8/7c The Middle (ABC); 8:30/7:30c American Housewife (ABC); 9/8c Fresh off the Boat (ABC); 9:30/8:30c The Real O’Neals (ABC); 10/9c Chicago Fire, Season 5 (NBC)
  • October 13: 8/7c DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (CW); 9/8c Supernatural, Season 12 (CW); 10/9c Falling Water (USA)
  • October 14: Goliath (Amazon); Haters Back Off (Netflix)
  • October 16: 10/9c Eyewitness (USA); 10/9c Graves (Epix)
  • October 17: 9/8c Jane the Virgin (CW); 9:30/8:30c The Odd Couple (CBS)
  • October 19: Chance (Hulu)
  • October 21: 8/7c The Vampire Diaries (CW); 9/8c Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW); Black Mirror, Season 3 (Netflix)
  • October 23: 9/8c The Walking Dead (AMC); 10/9c Talking Dead (AMC); Midnight/11c Comic Book Men (AMC)
  • October 24: 8:30/7:30c Man With A Plan (CBS)
  • October 27: 8:30/7:30c The Great Indoors (CBS); 9/8c Mom (CBS); 9:30/8:30c Life in Pieces (CBS); 10/9c Pure Genius (CBS)
  • October 28: Good Girls Revolt (Amazon)

 

Upcoming TV Shows in 2017

New “Star Trek”: The newest installment of the “Star Trek” will legacy hit CBS in January 2017 with “Star Trek: Discovery,” created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman. “Discovery” is set one decade before the original “Star Trek” series and includes original series founder Gene Roddenberry’s son, Rod, as executive producer.

  • The 100, Season 4 (CW)
  • Better Call Saul, Season 3 (AMC)
  • Doctor Who, Season 10 (BBC)
  • Game of Thrones, Season 7 (HBO)
  • Girls, Season 6 (HBO)
  • Hell on Wheels, Season 5 Part 2 (Netflix)
  • iZombie, Season 3 (CW)
  • Mr. Robot, Season 3 (USA)
  • Orange is the New Black, Season 5 (Netflix)
  • Orphan Black, Season 5 (BBC)
  • Outlander, Season 3 (Starz)
  • Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)
  • Stranger Things, Season 2 (Netflix)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 3 (Netflix)
  • UnREAL, Season 3 (Lifetime)
  • Vikings, Season 5 (History)

 

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