TV Calendar 2016

January Premieres, Returns, Finales and More: Save the 120+ Dates!

As you endeavor to get your DVR capacity below 62 percent during this holiday break, rest assured of one thing: A heaping, fresh batch of TV goodness is coming at you soon enough.

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To help you keep track of the new year’s new fare, TVLine hand-crafted this handy calendar of return dates (Arrow! NCIS! Liars!), season premieres (New Girl! The 100! Agent Carter!) and series debuts (Legends of Tomorrow! Shadowhunters! Billions!), peppered with a sprinkling of finales and specials.

Here is our round-up of January dates, plus a glimpse at select February dates. (Remember: Empire, Once, S.H.I.E.L.D., Quantico and a few others aren’t back until March.) New series are in bold. Click the thumbnail and save the dates! (Updated 12/21)
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You know the drill: It’s not like I studied calendar-making at university or anything, so if you spot something that is theoretically “missing” or (gasp) incorrect-ish, give a polite shout out in Comments.

Want scoop on any of the above shows? Email and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line.

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  1. Ray says:

    Thanks, Matt–I was waiting for this. I hope you can construct one for the following months as well.

  2. Jim says:

    any word on Emerald City?

  3. Mr. Tran K says:

    So excited about DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

  4. Jesse says:

    Chicago Fire seems to be in there twice. I hope it continues on the 5th, but it’s probably the 19th, right?

  5. LK says:

    Isn’t Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (or whatever it’s called) missing from the Fox lineup on 3rd Jan? Or has it’s premiere date changed?

  6. DJ says:

    Any idea when the Mindy Project returns to Hulu?

  7. herman1959 says:

    Thanks, Matt, this whole thing gets more complex every year.

  8. Daphne says:

    And there’s the People’s Choice Awards on CBS January 6th at 9:00 p.m. no?

  9. Daphne says:

    Oh and when does Girl Meets World come back on the Disney Channel, do we know? Can’t wait for those last 3-4 episodes!

  10. Daphne says:

    Oh and also missing from the February look-ahead: Fuller House on Feb. 26 on Netflix!

  11. Luc says:

    What about PoI? Wouldn’t it be normal to have a date by now? Should we be worry?

  12. Luc says:

    It’s not here but, for those interested, the Esquire TV’s Beowulf looks very good! Premier on Saturday, January 23 at 10pm ET/PT.

  13. Wow, Supergirl, Superstore, and Superhuman all airing on January 4th at 8? Crazy. Super crazy.

  14. Jason says:

    Sesame Street premieres on HBO on January 16th!

  15. posty says:

    Isn’t AHS season finale on January 20, not the 13th?

  16. Girl Meets World January 8th?

  17. It’s bizarre that since Grimm started so late its break takes place on the last week of the return dates.

  18. Charlie says:

    Banshee has moved to “April” no longer “January”

  19. Karyn says:

    Younger isn’t on the chart. It premieres January 13th at 10pm eastern time on Tv Land.

  20. Loli says:

    What about ‘The Catch’?
    Shondaland w/Mireille Enos…

  21. Any word on a premiere date for NBC’s Game of Silence?

  22. Nette says:

    I have written down the 8th for Sleepy Hallow but I think you have 5th. Huh?

  23. CAROLYN says:


  24. MJ says:

    Younger season 2 premieres on Jan 13 at 10:00. That is not on the calendar.

  25. jenilee says:

    My teacher friends and I might be the only ones who care but TVLand’s “Teachers” starts in Janury….13th I think.

  26. fred says:

    I keep getting the message that it can’t be displayed because it contains errors.

  27. Josephine B. says:

    Hi Matt, am I reading this right? Chicago Fire is now at 9 and Chicago Med is now at 10? They switched hours? Kindly confirm if this is true or an error above. Thanks! Keep being awesome!

  28. Balaji K says:

    If you want to add something to the empty box that is Jan 11, Legends series finale airs that night on TNT.

  29. Dominica says:

    Didn’t see anything listed for “The Night Shift”? When does that start?

  30. Matt thank you for taking the time to put all the info – especially the time changes for shows from week to week together for us all. I truly appreciate you keeping it all straight for us.

  31. What ever happened to the TV series “Damian”. There was a preview at San Diego Comic Con then…nothing…. What’s the buzz?

  32. Bree says:

    Hi Matt,
    Can you tell me when Stitchers will return for Season 2? I assumed it would be back in January, but I didn’t see it listed. Thanks!!

    (BTW, if you haven’t watched Stitchers yet, you should! ABC Family actually came out with a good one (other than PLL. Love PLL!) Have a good one.


  33. Music love says:

    I just want to know when is orphan black and Mindy project and archer coming back and why does lost girl is listed as February premier that show is done last month or on November I watch the serise finale amazing work with the calendar by the way I always love the TV line calendar

    • Sandy says:

      Orphan black come back in April

      • Samantha says:

        Archer come back March 31 and orphan black come back April 30 and the reason why lost girl listen in February is because in amarica it come back in February and you watch it in canada but for us amarican it come back in February 2016 and don’t you dare spoil the ending for us ok and agree tv like does always have great tv calendars

  34. Linda Tonack says:

    Thanks for this great tool!
    Do you know when the Musketeers will return for season 3? Thanks!

  35. leslie belanger says:

    Any idea when the night shift is coming back?

  36. kristy says:

    When does season 5 of switched at birth start?

  37. Brea says:

    How about Person of Interest?

  38. Linda Tonack says:

    When does The Musketeers return for season 3? Thank you