All the Biggest Fall 2020 TV Premiere Dates We Know So Far

Despite the pandemic, fall TV continues! These are all of the TV premiere dates we know so far.

By Lauren Piester Aug 27, 2020 4:00 AMTags
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Fall TV may look a little different this year, but it is not dead. 

The coronavirus pandemic has halted or slowed production on nearly every show this year, meaning we'll have to wait a bit longer than usual for most broadcast shows to return. But that doesn't mean there aren't still shows to watch this fall, and we're keeping track of all the biggest and most promising shows that actually do have premiere dates. 

Those include popular returning shows like Supernatural, The Crown, Pen15Fear the Walking Dead and Fargo, as well as new shows like Ratched, Woke, and Utopia

Most of these shows had the bulk of their filming completed before the pandemic hit, and others are going back into production now. Some shows were originally set to premiere earlier this year but were pushed back in order to give us content this fall. 

However they got made, we're thankful for them, and we still can't help but notice that even in a pandemic, there's too much TV. 

Renewed and Canceled TV Shows 2020 Guide

Some high-profile shows like The Bachelorette have resumed production but have not yet announced a premiere date, but we'll be sure to keep updating this gallery as more premiere dates come in. Scroll down and stay tuned! 

The Resident (FOX) - Sept. 21

Season five of The Resident will premiere Tuesday, September 21 at 8 p.m. on FOX.

NEW: Our Kind of People (FOX) - Sept. 21

Yaya DaCosta leads a new series on FOX, titled Our Kind of People, which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m.

New Amsterdam (NBC) - Sept. 21

Season four of New Amsterdam premieres Tuesday, Sept. 21 on NBC.

FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, FBI: International (CBS) - Sept. 21

The FBI franchise returns to CBS, with the series premiere of FBI: International, on Tuesday, Sept. 21 

Survivor (CBS) - Sept. 22

After a long break, Survivor finally returns for season 41 on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

The Masked Singer (FOX) - Sept. 22

The Masked Singer is back! Season six will premiere on Wednesday, September 22 at 8 p.m. on FOX.

NEW: Alter Ego (FOX) - Sept. 22

FOX kicks off its newest singing competition, Alter Ego, on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m.

Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD (NBC) - Sept. 22

Head back to Chicago on Wednesday, Sept. 22 on NBC.

The Goldbergs (ABC) - Sept. 22

The Goldbergs returns for season nine on Wednesday, Sept. 22 on ABC. 

NEW: The Wonder Years (ABC) - Sept. 22

The Wonder Years returns, now narrated by Don Cheadle as the older version of Dean Williams, a young boy in 1960s Montgomery, AL. It premieres Wednesday, Sept. 22 on ABC.

The Conners (ABC) - Sept. 22

Season four of the Roseanne spinoff returns Wednesday, Sept. 22 on ABC.

Home Economics (ABC) - Sept. 22

Topher Grace and his financially varied family return for season two on Wednesday, Sept. 22 on ABC.

A Million Little Things (ABC) - Sept. 22

Season four will premiere Wednesday, Sept. 22 on ABC.

Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Organized Crime (NBC) - Sept. 23

The Law & Orders (minus the previously announced For the Defense spinoff) are back Thursday, Sept. 23 on NBC. 

The Simpsons (FOX) - Sept. 26

You can enjoy more of The Simpsons when season 33 premieres Sunday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. on FOX.

The Great North (FOX) - Sept. 26

The Great North is back with a second season on Sunday, September 26 at 8:30 p.m. on FOX.

Bob's Burgers (FOX) - Sept. 26

Fan can expect season 12 of Bob's Burgers to premiere on Sunday, September 26 at 9 p.m. on FOX.

Family Guy (FOX) - Sept. 26

Family Guy's 19th season premieres Sunday, September 26 at 9:30 p.m. on FOX.

The Rookie (ABC) - Sept. 26

Season four of the ABC cop drama will premiere Sunday, Sept. 26. 

The Good Doctor (ABC) - Sept. 27

The Good Doctor returns for season five on Monday, Sept. 27 on ABC.

NEW: La Brea (NBC) - Sept. 28

In this new NBC drama, a sinkhole opens up in Los Angeles, sending hundreds of people into a mysterious primeval land while the rest of the world tries to figure out what happened. It premieres Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Station 19 (ABC) - Sept. 30

It's time to fight fires for a fifth season, beginning on Thursday, Sept. 30.

Grey's Anatomy (ABC) - Sept. 30

Meredith Grey, no longer in a COVID-19 coma, returns for season 18 on Thursday, Sept. 30. 

Big Sky (ABC) - Sept. 30

Big Sky returns for season two on Thursday, Sept. 30.

S.W.A.T. (CBS) - Oct. 1

Season 5 premieres Friday, Oct. 1 on CBS. 

Magnum P.I. (CBS) - Oct. 1

Season four of the Magnum P.I. reboot arrives Friday, Oct. 1 on CBS.

Blue Bloods (CBS) - Oct. 1

Blue Bloods returns for an incredible 12th season on Friday, Oct. 1. 

Saturday Night Live (NBC) - Oct. 2

The NBC variety and sketch show will return for its 47th season on Oct. 2.

NEW: CSI: Vegas (CBS) - Oct. 6

Jorja Fox and William Petersen return as Sara Sidle and Gil Grissom, respectively, in the revival of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. It begins Wednesday, Oct. 6 on CBS.

Young Sheldon (CBS) - Oct. 7

Young Sheldon is back for a fifth season on Thursday, Oct. 7.

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