TV Schedule Calendar

When Will Your Favorite Shows Return From the Holidays? Save These Dates!

That nip in the air and the festive decorations going up at Cloud 9 can only mean one thing: Your favorite TV shows are packing up for a holiday vacation, if they haven’t already sneaked off.

When will The Flash resume facing lady love Iris’ uncertain future? When will Grey’s Anatomy’s Alex decide “to plea, or not to plea”? For how long will Once Upon a Time leave Emma and Regina stranded? Which five dramas will have actually wrapped their seasons by the time we bellow “Auld Lang Syne”?

To help you calibrate your expectations over the winter break, TVLine has compiled a truly handy list of double-secret officially confirmed fall/winter/midseason finale and 2017 return dates for dozens upon dozens of scripted returning network series (plus The Walking Dead and The Mindy Project, because). Fox ‘toons are not listed, though, at least not yet.

As always, TVLine is a famously interactive experience — “With raindrops we can fill buckets!” — so if you have any questions, politely holler. Just remember, R.I.F.: This is about 1) currently airing or returning 2) scripted 3) network series. This is not the series premiere calendar you are looking for.

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  1. Simon Jester says:

    Ugh, April for iZombie. >:-(

  2. kmw says:

    Thanks for the dates. Of course I already have my shows date all ready Bones at 9pm on Tuesdays for last 12 episodes. Cannot wait!!!

  3. Stacy says:

    IMDB says Supergirl comes back Jan 16

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Alas, The CW has announced nothing as of this morning at 10:12am ET. Don’t have time to include rumors from a site anyone can edit. When The CW announces a double-secret official date, I will update with the speed of 1,000 gazelles.

    • Tom says:

      At the end of the 11/28 episodes of both Supergirl and Jane the Virgin, they announced a return date of January 23.

  4. keniri says:

    If you want to know when TV series returns of an episode airs, just head over to Futon Critic website, they list episodes 2-3 weeks in advance and list return dates as well. LOLS

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Thanks, LOLS! I kinda love this all-in-one-place list, though. So handy. (Framable even?)

    • Kay says:

      Why would we head over to a different site to get information that’s on this page? I’m not understanding your point.

    • MMD says:

      I think I’ll stick to this site. They provide great calendars as well as renewal/cancellation
      scorecards that I really appreciate and depend on. One stop info. :-)

  5. Katrinka says:

    Thank you SO much for this! I hate trying to figure out return dates after the holidays & my DVR is slightly possessed when catching that stuff.

  6. Ray says:

    Prefer calendar format, but I’ll take it. Thanks Matt.

  7. Kay says:

    Do you know when Bob’s Burgers returns?

  8. Alexandra says:

    Any news on when the new season of Call the Midwife premieres?

  9. Steve says:

    Any chance we could get the image sorted by return date?

  10. Pat says:

    So Lethal Weapon doesn’t stop airing from now until March? Or will air all episodes on Mar 15th? With 10 episodes left that’s what they call Magic lol

  11. Sally says:

    I thought Quantico was moving to Mondays at 10pm, not 9pm?

  12. Maria says:

    I noticed that ABC is putting Match Game in Designated Survivor’s timeslot in January. Why, oh why? (okay maybe that’s dramatic. But seriously…why?)

  13. Pia says:

    Prints nicely on legal.

  14. Jenn says:

    I like this format over the calendar. This way I can find my favourite shows fast and easily! Thanks TVLine!!

    • cuius says:

      +1 – please consider this format instead of the calendar for future premiere dates lists (await protests from others!) –

  15. Arabian says:

    Thank you so much for including both end and return dates. Saves me running around to multiple sites looking for them.

  16. Celina says:

    Loved the info and the format! Thanks TV Line!

  17. datdudemurphy says:

    I thought Scorpion was already on hiatus….I haven’t seen a new episode in forever

  18. parstl says:

    The length of some of these winter breaks is getting crazy. The first winter break just about killed Revenge in its first season and it really never recovered the same interest. Breaks in airing and unpredictable schedule lead to Supergirl going to CW which fortunately turned out okay because of the existing super hero shows. Long breaks also disrespect s the audience. The cable networks and Internet-based networks are even worse with the short seasons and gigantic breaks.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      This year’s breaks are actually, on average, the shortest they have been in probably five years. (I started to do the actual math yesterday but got bored.)

  19. Phun says:

    Finally have a confirmed date for SUPERGIRL’s return! Yeahh!

  20. herman1959 says:

    So, Legends is going to be up against This Is Us? I’m guessing CW is trying to beef up Legend’s numbers by linking it with The Flash and hoping that people won’t change the channel. I manage to change the channel every week, it’s not that hard. Goodbye Legends.

  21. “This is not the series premiere calendar you are looking for.” Cracking me up. As always, thank you for this. :D

  22. msemmyjones says:

    Is something taking Supernatural’s 9pm slot now that Legends moved to Tuesdays? I looked through the list, but couldn’t see anything listed for that time slot.

  23. Cassie O. says:

    Hey Matt, do you (or anyone else) know why OUAT isn’t back until March? That seems really late compared to everything else.

    • Butch says:

      I would assume ABC wants to run it uninterrupted with episodes included in May sweeps. I would guess it will return earlier in March than in previous years as they have shown less than 11 episodes so far this season.

  24. Butch says:

    Surprised Once Upon A Time hasn’t shown up on TNT or one the ABC owned cable channels as they have 5 complete seasons. It would be nice to revisit old episodes during the long wait for its return.

  25. Shannon says:

    Switched at Birth (January 24th or 31st?? on Freeform) and Nashville (January 5th on CMT) Any word on Playing House?? Thanks!

  26. Madeleine says:

    TVLine, Arrow comes back February 1

  27. Jen says:

    What are the premiere dates for The Catch and American Crime?

  28. AnnieM says:

    Matt, Thank You for this list, and especially for the inclusion of the actual *days* of the week along with the date. I like this format much better than a traditional calendar, I think it makes it much easier to find the show(s) you’re looking for.

  29. As always, thank you for putting this list together for us. We appreciate every schedule you create for us for returning shows and for new shows at mid-season and in the fall.

  30. s says:

    So Matt…what about Prison Break? Spring 2017 is too vague for me, I need the date!

  31. nabocane says:

    Thank you so much!

  32. Casey says:

    Holy geez!! So excited i thought the 100 wouldnt be back on ty ty ty ty!!!!!

  33. Dave Smith says:

    Is there a daily schedule for the changes in the midseason schedules yet? This is the only one I can find, but it doesn’t help me know what time these shows will be on, or if they changed nights, etc.

  34. Jelly says:

    Does anybody know why Lucifer returns for only three weeks?

  35. Teresa McCarty says:


  36. John Roxy says:

    Why are there so many dam breaks in the shows airing one week its on the next it’s not getting ridiculous and annoying..

  37. Gail Allen says:

    The Exorcist was Great! Please bring it back!

  38. Pattylockwood says:

    Plz bring back flash point ion

  39. The viewers would like to know when teen wolf season 6 returns