Summer Premiere Dates For New & Returning Series: 2018 Edition
The 2017-18 TV season is history, so here's our annual list of summer premiere dates for new series and new seasons of returning shows. The list covers hundreds of broadcast, cable and streaming programs bowing from late May through mid-September and some high-profile one-off programs like live awards shows. You can send any additions or adjustments to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll update the post regularly as more dates are revealed.
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CBS Sets Summer Premiere Dates For ‘Big Brother’, ‘TKO’ & ‘Salvation’ Season 2
CBS today set summer premiere dates for reality stalwart Big Brother, drama Salvation and the launch of obstacle-course series TKO: Total Knock Out.
The 20th season of Big Brother will at 8 PM June 27. Hosted by Julie Chen, the reality stalwart again will air three nights a week, with the two-hour Wednesday premiere followed by 9 PM Thursday and 8 PM Sunday broadcasts. Starting July 4, the series moves to its regular 9 PM slot on Wednesdays. The network notes that all… Read
‘Ballers’ & ‘Insecure’ Get Season Premiere Dates On HBO; Watch Trailer For Dwayne Johnson Comedy
HBO has booked summer return dates for two of its comedy series. The premium net said today that Season 4 of the Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers will bow at 10 PM Sunday, August 12, followed at 10:30 by the third-season debut of Issa Rae’s Insecure. Check out the new Ballers trailer below.
Ballers looks at the lives of former and current football players, following ex-superstar Spencer Strasmore (Johnson), who has reinvented himself as a financial manager. This season, Spencer… Read
‘Sharp Objects’ Starring Amy Adams Gets Premiere Date On HBO
HBO has set Sunday, July 8, 9 PM for the premiere of Sharp Objects, the eight-episode limited drama series starring Amy Adams.
Written by Marti Noxon, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn and directed by Jean Marc Vallée, Sharp Objects centers on reporter Camille Preaker (Adams), who returns to her small hometown to cover the murder of a preteen girl and the disappearance of another. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying… Read
ABC Sets Premiere Dates For ‘Match Game’, ‘The Proposal’, And ‘Take Two’
ABC has slated three premiere dates for the return of one of their popular game shows and two new series.
The third season of the revival of the retro game show Match Game from FremantleMedia North America will premiere at 9 PM EDT June 21 with Alec Baldwin returning as the host. The hilarious panel game features two contestants as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-missing-blank. This season’s lineup of celebrity guests… Read
‘Raven’s Home’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Disney Channel
Raven and the gang are headed home for the summer on Disney Channel. The cable net said today that Season 2 of its spun-off comedy Raven’s Home will premiere June 25 with new episodes airing over four consecutive days that week.
Following its premiere week, new episodes of the series will run at 9:30 AM Tuesdays and Fridays.
Raven-Symoné stars as Raven Baxter, reprising her role from the 2003-07 comedy That’s So Raven. In Season 2, she and the family learn that her son… Read
Syfy Sets Summer Premiere Dates For ‘Wynonna Earp’, ‘Killjoys’ & Final ‘Sharknado’
Syfy has finalized its summer plans. Three days after announcing a June 15 premiere for the final season of 12 Monkeys, the NBCUniversal cable net has slated dates for the new seasons of its genre dramas Wynonna Earp and Killjoys along with the last Sharknado movie.
Season 3 of Wynonna Earp, starring Melanie Scrofano, will launch at 9 PM Friday, July 20, followed at 10 by the launch of space opera Killjoys’ fourth season. The postapocalptic/time-traveling Sharknado… Read
HBO Sets Date For 11th Bill Maher Solo Special, Live From Tulsa
Bill Maher: Triggered, the comic’s 11th HBO solo special since his first in 1989, will air Saturday, July 7, the network announced today. The live stand-up performance will air from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
"The paradox of my life is, the more horrifying the country under Trump becomes, the more fun we have at my stand-up shows,” Maher said. “I guess it's a release, or whistling past the graveyard, or a primal scream.
"They want me to be mean,” he continued, “and I am. Half of… Read
TruTV Orders ‘Tacoma FD’ To Series, Greenlights Ken Jeong Pilot, Renews ‘Adam Ruins Everything’ & More
TruTV is out with its 2018-19 programming slate, highlighted by a series pickup for its Tacoma FD pilot from two of the Broken Lizard guys, a pilot greenlight for a new comedic medical advice show from Ken Jeong and an animated project in development from stand-up comic Jo Koy. The moves were announced during the net’s upfront presentation in New York.
The scripted Tacoma FD, created by and starring Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, co-writers and stars of the Super Trooper… Read
HBO’s John McCain Documentary Gets Premiere Date & Title – Update
UPDATED, 12:06 PM: HBO said today that its documentary about the long-serving Arizona senator will be titled John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls and will premiere at 8 PM Monday, May 28. That’s Memorial Day — appropriate for a film about the man who served 5 1/2 years as a POW in North Vietnam after being shot down over Hanoi in 1967.
PREVIOUSLY, April 16: John McCain certainly has led an extraordinary American life, and now HBO has begun work on a documentary about the… Read
‘Love Is___’ Premiere Date Set On OWN
OWN has set Tuesday, June 19 for the premiere of Love Is__, its new hourlong relationship drama from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. The series will debut at 10 PM following Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots at 9 PM.
Created and executive produced by the Akils, Love Is ___ is set primarily in 1990's Los Angeles against the backdrop of Black Hollywood. It follows Nuri (Michele Weaver) and Yasir (Will Catlett), a couple from seemingly opposite worlds, as they chase… Read
HBO Sets Boko Haram Kidnap Docu ‘Stolen Daughters’ For Fall Bow
Exactly a year ago, the Islamic jihadist group Boko Haram released 82 of the 276 schoolgirls it had taken by force in 2014. And today HBO announced that it will air the feature-length documentary Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram in the fall.
Following a global social media campaign centered on #BringBackOurGirls, featuring global celebrities including Michelle Obama, huge pressure was brought to bear on the Nigerian government to get the girls back.