Get Our Winter TV Premiere Dates Calendar!

When do the new and returning series premiere this winter and spring?

By Kristin Dos Santos Dec 26, 2008 6:16 PMTags
Josh Holloway, Eliza Dushku, Kiefer SutherlandABC / Bob D'Amico; Miranda Penn Turin/FOX; Michael Muller/FOX

Is winter secretly the best season?

TV-wise, it just might be, what with the return of Lost and 24, plus the premiere of much-anticipated series like Dollhouse, Castle and Amy Poehler, Beyond Thunderdome.

Want to know when your faves are back on the air?

Read on for the complete premiere dates calendar in a handy, dandy printable format!


* Denotes series returning from a winter break, rather than season or series premiere.

Monday, Dec. 29

Bromance (MTV)
The City

Friday, Jan. 2

Lipstick Jungle (NBC)*
Stargate Atlantis (Sci Fi)*

Sunday, Jan. 4

Brothers & Sisters (ABC)*
Desperate Housewives
Superstars of Dance
The Unit (CBS)*

Monday, Jan. 5

The Bachelor (ABC)
Gossip Girl (CW)*
Masters of Illusion (MNT)
One Tree Hill
Secret Life of the American Teenager
(ABC Family)
True Beauty (ABC)

Tuesday, Jan. 6

10 Items or Less (TBS)
90210 (CW)*
According to Jim
The Biggest Loser: Couples
Law & Order: SVU
The Mentalist
Vice Squad
Without a Trace

Wednesday, Jan. 7

13: The Fear Is Real (CW)
Knight Rider
Law & Order

Thursday, Jan. 8

30 Rock (NBC)*
Grey's Anatomy
Kath & Kim
My Name Is Earl
The Office
Private Practice
Ugly Betty

Friday, Jan. 9

Flashpoint (CBS)

Sunday, Jan. 11

24 (Fox)

Monday, Jan. 12

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)*
CSI: Miami
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)*
Kyle XY (ABC Family)
Samantha Who? (ABC)*
Two and a Half Men (CBS)*
Worst Week (CBS)*

Tuesday, Jan. 13

American Idol (Fox)

Wednesday, Jan. 14

Criminal Minds (CBS)*
Wonderland (DTV 101)

Thursday, Jan. 15

The Beast (A&E)
Bones (Fox)*

Friday, Jan. 16

Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi)
Friday Night Lights

Sunday, Jan. 18

American Dad (Fox)*
Big Love
Family Guy
Flight of the Conchords
King of the Hill
The L Word (Showtime)
Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime)
The Simpsons (Fox)*
United States
of Tara (Showtime)

Monday, Jan. 19

House (Fox)*

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fringe (Fox)*

Wednesday, Jan. 21

Lie to Me (Fox)
(ABC), two-hour premiere

Thursday, Jan. 22

Burn Notice (USA)*

Monday, Jan. 26

The Closer (TNT)*
Trust Me (TNT)

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Life on Mars (ABC)*

Thursday, Jan. 29

Hell's Kitchen (Fox)

Monday, Feb. 2

Chuck (NBC),* 3-D episode
Heroes, Vol. IV: Fugitives

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Life (NBC)*

Thursday, Feb. 12

Survivor (CBS)

Friday, Feb. 13

Dollhouse (Fox)
Terminator (Fox)*

Sunday, Feb. 15

The Amazing Race (CBS)

Sunday, March 1

Celebrity Apprentice (NBC)

Monday, March 2

Rules of Engagement (CBS)

Sunday, March 8

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Monday, March 9

Castle (ABC)

Sunday, March 15

Kings (NBC)

Tuesday, March 17

Reaper (CW)

Tuesday, March 24

Cupid (ABC)

Sunday, March 29

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (HBO)

Monday, March 30

Greek (ABC Family)

Wednesday, April 8

The Unusuals (ABC)

Thursday, April 9

Harper's Island (CBS)
Southland (NBC)
The Untitled Amy Poehler Show (NBC)

Sunday, April 19

Sit Down, Shut Up (Fox)


  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent returns to USA in March or April.
  • My Boys returns to TBS in the spring.
  • Prison Break and 'Til Death return to Fox in the spring.
  • Rescue Me returns to FX in March or April.
  • Saving Grace returns to TNT in March.
  • The Tudors returns to Showtime in April.