Home Featured TV Shows All TV Shows Movie Reviews Book Reviews Articles Frequently Asked Questions About Us

Winter Premiere Dates 2016

'Twas the winter hiatus, when all through the house
Not a laptop was whirring, nor even a mouse;
We streamed old reruns in a state of despair,
And in hopes that new seasons soon would be there;
The viewers were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of premieres danced in their heads;
And Sam in his 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap,
When onto the internet there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the laptop I flew like The Flash,
Tore open the browser and cleared out the cache.
Where what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a bunch of premiere dates for the New Year.

(Thanks to Clement Clarke Moore for his kind assistance in the composition of this excellent poem.)

Friday, December 25

Black Mirror
(US premiere of 2014's Christmas Special)
Doctor Who Christmas Special

Friday, January 1

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Sunday, January 3

Downton Abbey

Monday, January 4

The Biggest Loser

Tuesday, January 5

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
New Girl
Teen Wolf
The Shannara Chronicles

Wednesday, January 6

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Thursday, January 7


Sunday, January 10

The Golden Globes
The Good Wife

Tuesday, January 12


Wednesday, January 13

Second Chance

Thursday, January 14

Colony (with Josh Holloway!)

Monday, January 18

War & Peace miniseries (with Gillian Anderson!)

Tuesday, January 19

Agent Carter
The Flash

Wednesday, January 20


Thursday, January 21

Legends of Tomorrow
The 100

Sunday, January 24

The X-Files

Monday, January 25

The Magicians (sneak preview of the first episode on Wednesday, December 16)

Friday, January 29

The Vampire Diaries
The Originals

Friday, February 5

Sleepy Hollow

Sunday, February 7

Kitten Bowl III

Thursday, February 11

How to Get Away with Murder

Sunday, February 14

Vinyl (HBO, Martin Scorsese)
The Walking Dead

Monday, February 15

Better Call Saul
11/22/63 (on Hulu)

Friday, February 26

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (Netflix)

Sunday, February 28

Academy Awards

Monday, February 29


Sunday, March 6

Once Upon a Time

Monday, March 7

Bates Motel

Tuesday, March 8

Agents of SHIELD

Friday, March 18

Daredevil Season Two premiere on Netflix

Wednesday, March 30

The Path (On Hulu, featuring Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, and Hugh Dancy. Created by Jason Katims.)

Sunday, April 24

Game of Thrones

Which new or returning show are you looking forward to the most?


  1. Looks as though we are spoiled for choice -- again! Love the poem, but that kitten photo is the best ever!

  2. Definitely waiting for The Walking Dead. Why do I love that show? I'm ready to give Josh Holloway another chance. BTW, I saw the first episode of The Expanse last night and it blew me away. Anyone else feel that way?

  3. Lots of great returning shows to look forward to - The 100, Teen Wolf, Sherlock, Agent Carter.

    Also, I do believe we're getting the Doctor Who Christmas special on Christmas Day.

    I definitely agree about The Expanse, Billie. I was basically hooked after that long uncut tracking shot into the deeps of Ceres station and it just got better from there.

    Colony - Hope it's good. I definitely wouldn't mind seeing Josh Holloway on my TV again.

    The Librarians - Just finished the first book and about to start the second, so I'm quite curious to see what they'll do with this one. It's Narnia for grownups with a few good gulps of Harry Potter and a rather flawed protagonist.

  4. I added the Doctor Who Christmas Special, Onanymous. Thank you!

    The Librarians, or The Magicians?

  5. PERSON OF INTEREST! *whacks a car with a golf club in frustration*

    We're not British, we're not supposed to make people wait over a year between seasons!

  6. It's like the whole Revolutionary War was for nothing.


    (Give me PoI or give me death?)

  7. If we don't get PoI soon we're gonna rise up, rise up!

  8. Aaaah, yes, of course I mean The Magicians! Serves me right for trying to write a comment while falling asleep. :D


We love comments! We moderate because of spam and trolls, but don't let that stop you! It’s never too late to comment on an old show, but please don’t spoil future episodes for newbies.