The inaugural edition of the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards was held tonight at BRIC, in Brooklyn, New York, kicking off the 2016-2017 awards season. O.J.: Made in America was the top winner with four awards in total, including Best Documentary, Best Direction, Best Limited Doc Series and Best Sports Documentary. On the TV/Streaming front, Ava DuVernay’s 13th took home the most awards with Best Documentary, Best Direction and Best Political Doc.

The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards were created to honor the finest achievements in documentary features and non-fiction television. The winners were determined by a committee of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) members with a background and expertise in the documentary field. Read through for the full list of winners.


Best Documentary Feature


Best Direction of a Documentary Feature

Ezra Edelman

O.J.: Made in America
100%

Kirsten Johnson

Cameraperson
99%

Keith Maitland

Tower
99%

Clay Tweel

Gleason
96%

Roger Ross Williams

Life, Animated
94%

Best First Documentary Feature

David Farrier and Dylan Reeve

Tickled
94%

Adam Irving

Off the Rails
100%

Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg

Weiner
97%

James D. Solomon

The Witness
90%

Nanfu Wang

Hooligan Sparrow
97%

Best Political Documentary


Best Documentary Feature (TV/Streaming)


Best Director (TV/Streaming)

Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
97%

Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn

Amanda Knox
82%

Ava DuVernay

13TH
97%

Werner Herzog

Into the Inferno
92%

Morgan Spurlock

Rats
65%

Fisher Stevens

Before the Flood
75%

Best First Feature (TV/Streaming)

Jacob Bernstein and Nick Hooker

Everything Is Copy
100%

Will Allen

Holy Hell
75%

Jessica Edwards

Mavis!
97%

Sophie Robinson and Lotje Sodderland

My Beautiful Broken Brain

Jon Greenhalgh

Team Foxcatcher
100%

Best Limited Documentary Series


Best Ongoing Documentary Series


Best Song in a Documentary

“Angel by the Wings”

The Eagle Huntress
93%

“The Empty Chair”

Jim: The James Foley Story
91%

“Flicker”

Audrie & Daisy
81%

“Hoping and Healing”

Gleason
96%

“I’m Still Here”

Miss Sharon Jones!
91%

“Letters to the Free”

13TH
97%

Best Sports Documentary


Best Music Documentary


Most Innovative Documentary

Westworld (HBO), Supergirl (The CW), Atlanta (FX)

Fall TV Scorecard 2016

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to say goodbye to our Fall TV Scorecard, which ranks new and returning shows by Tomatometer, with a final update. Like a good drama, we’re leaving this season on a twist: Donald Glover’s freshman series Atlanta has finished the season at the highest position, while film legend Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes landed at the bottom of the Scorecard. Even though our TV Scorecard is taking a break until January, have a look at the most recent additions, tune in, and be sure to give us your audience score after you watch.

This week’s additions: The Walking DeadMan With a PlanRectifyThe Great IndoorsThe Living and the DeadGood Girls RevoltPure GeniusPeople of Earth.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Woody Allen's filmmaking skills prove a poor fit for the small screen in Crisis in Six Scenes, a talk-heavy, unfunny, and overall disengaged production buried below numerous superior offerings.

#76
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: While Hayley Atwell proves a strong and likable lead, her charisma alone cannot elevate Conviction from its worn and familiar trappings.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus:
Starring:

#74
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Man with a Plan's flawed, unimaginative writing fails to properly showcase the charm of its unfortunately underperforming lead.

#73

#72
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Pure Genius is weighed down by stereotypical doctor drama trappings, suffocating its chances of bringing anything compelling and entertaining to the genre.

Notorious: Season 1 (2016)
22%

#71
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Implausible and populated with unlikable characters, Notorious forsakes dramatic credibility in favor of flash and fluff.

MacGyver: Season 1 (2016)
25%

#70
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Despite using spare parts from countless successful TV procedurals, the new MacGyver fails to cobble together a compelling show.

#69
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Falling Water attempts complexity and intrigue but churns out an unimaginative concept lacking a redeemable payoff.

#68
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Kevin James proves a likable, funny lead, but Kevin Can Wait relies too heavily on predictable, unfunny jokes and a series of lackluster subplots to stand out from the crowd.

StartUp: Season 1 (2016)
36%

#67
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: StartUp is a LetDown.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the nominees for the inaugural edition of the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards on Monday, October 10. The winners will be presented at a gala event on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at BRIC, in Brooklyn, New York. Read through for the full list of nominations.


Best Documentary Feature


Best Direction of a Documentary Feature

Ezra Edelman

O.J.: Made in America
100%

Kirsten Johnson

Cameraperson
99%

Keith Maitland

Tower
99%

Clay Tweel

Gleason
96%

Roger Ross Williams

Life, Animated
94%

Best First Documentary Feature

David Farrier and Dylan Reeve

Tickled
94%

Adam Irving

Off the Rails
100%

Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg

Weiner
97%

James D. Solomon

The Witness
90%

Nanfu Wang

Hooligan Sparrow
97%

Best Political Documentary


Best Documentary Feature (TV/Streaming)


Best Director (TV/Streaming)

Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
97%

Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn

Amanda Knox
82%

Ava DuVernay

13TH
97%

Werner Herzog

Into the Inferno
92%

Morgan Spurlock

Rats
65%

Fisher Stevens

Before the Flood
75%

Best First Feature (TV/Streaming)

Jacob Bernstein and Nick Hooker

Everything Is Copy
100%

Will Allen

Holy Hell
75%

Jessica Edwards

Mavis!
97%

Sophie Robinson and Lotje Sodderland

My Beautiful Broken Brain

Jon Greenhalgh

Team Foxcatcher
100%

Best Limited Documentary Series


Best Ongoing Documentary Series


Best Song in a Documentary

“Angel by the Wings”

The Eagle Huntress
93%

“The Empty Chair”

Jim: The James Foley Story
91%

“Flicker”

Audrie & Daisy
81%

“Hoping and Healing”

Gleason
96%

“I’m Still Here”

Miss Sharon Jones!
91%

“Letters to the Free”

13TH
97%

Best Sports Documentary


Best Music Documentary


Most Inovative Documentary

2016 fall prem collage

Clockwise from top left: Marvel’s Luke Cage, Wolf Creek, The Simpsons, Harley and the Davidsons, NCIS, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again

It’s time for the Rotten Tomatoes one-stop fall TV premieres guide. This season promises to be an exciting one, with hotly anticipated premieres (Westworld, MacGyver), one-off special events (Hairspray Live!), and returning favorites (Gilmore Girls, The Blacklist). Whatever your tastes, this fall season is bound to have something for you. See below for the full list, which will be updated as more information develops. Happy New TV Time, everybody!


September | October | November | Winter | TBA


 September


Friday, Sept. 2
Narcos: Season 2 (2016) 93%, Netflix

Monday, Sept. 5
Harley and the Davidsons: Miniseries () , 9 p.m., Discovery
Mary and Jane: Season 1 () 38%, 10 p.m., MTV
Loosely, Exactly Nicole: Season 1 (2016) 60%, 10:30 p.m. MTV

Tuesday, Sept. 6
StartUp: Season 1 (2016) 36%, Crackle
9/11 Inside the Pentagon (2016) , 8 p.m., PBS
Dance Moms: Season 6 (2016) , 9 p.m., Lifetime (returning)
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: Season 3 (2016) , 9 p.m., El Rey
Atlanta: Season 1 (2016) 97%, 10 p.m., FX
Queen Sugar: Season 1 (2016) 94%, 10 p.m., OWN

Wednesday, Sept. 7
Full Circle: Season 3 (2016) , 9 p.m., DirecTV

Thursday, Sept. 8
Better Things: Season 1 (2016) 95% series premiere, 10 p.m., FX

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Quarry

Friday, Sept. 9
One Mississippi: Season 1 (2015) 93%, Amazon
Quarry: Season 1 (2016) 78%, 10 p.m., Cinemax

Saturday, Sept. 10
Girl in the Box (2016) , 8 p.m., Lifetime

Sunday, Sept. 11
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth: Season 1 (2016) 75%, 8 p.m., Showtime
Son of Zorn: Season 1 (2016) 58%, 8 p.m., FOX
Indian Summers: Season 2 () , 10 p.m., PBS
Masters of Sex: Season 4 (2016) 80%, 10 p.m., Showtime

Monday, Sept. 12
Dancing With the Stars: Season 23 (2016) , 8 p.m., ABC

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Documentary Now!

Wednesday, Sept. 14
American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016) 74%, 10 p.m., FX
Blindspot: Season 2 (2016) 100%, 10 p.m., NBC
Documentary Now!: Season 2 (2016) 93%, 10 p.m., IFC
South Park: Season 20 (2016) 73%, 10 p.m., Comedy Central
Legends of Chamberlain Heights: Season 1 (2016) 40%, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Friday, Sept. 16
Fleabag: Season 1 (2016) 100%, Amazon
The White Helmets (2016) 100%, Netflix
Z Nation: Season 3 (2016) ,8 p.m., SyFy
High Maintenance: Season 1 (2016) 95%, 10 p.m., HBO

Saturday, Sept. 17
Sister Cities (2016) , 8 p.m., Lifetime

Sunday, Sept. 18
The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey: Miniseries () 33%, 8:30 p.m., CBS

Monday, Sept. 19
The Big Bang Theory: Season 10 (2016) 83%, 8 p.m., CBS
Gotham: Season 3 (2016) 74%, 8 p.m., FOX
The Voice: Season 11 (2016) , 8 p.m., NBC
Kevin Can Wait: Season 1 (2016) 28%, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Lucifer: Season 2 (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., FOX
The Good Place: Season 1 (2016) 92%, 10 p.m., NBC
StarTalk: Season 3 (2016) , 11 p.m., NatGeo

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This Is Us

Tuesday, Sept. 20
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 4 (2016) 100%, 8 p.m., Fox
NCIS: Season 14 (2021) , 8 p.m., CBS
New Girl: Season 6 (2016) , 8:30 p.m., FOX
Bull: Season 1 (2016) , 9 p.m., CBS
Two Who Dared: The Sharp's War (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., PBS
Scream Queens: Season 2 (2016) 86%, 9 p.m., FOX
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 4 (2016) 96%. 10 p.m., ABC
NCIS: New Orleans: Season 3 (2016) , 10 p.m., CBS
This Is Us: Season 1 (2016) 92%, 10 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Sept. 21
The Goldbergs: Season 4 (2016) , 8 p.m., ABC
Lethal Weapon: Season 1 (2016) 67%, 8 p.m., FOX
Survivor: Season 33 (2016) , 8 p.m., CBS
Speechless: Season 1 (2016) 98%, 8:30 p.m., ABC
Empire: Season 3 (2016) 87%, 9 p.m., FOX
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 18 (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., NBC
Modern Family: Season 8 (2016) , 9 p.m., ABC
black-ish: Season 3 (2016) 100%, 9:30 p.m., ABC
Chicago P.D.: Season 4 (2016) , 10 p.m., NBC
Designated Survivor: Season 1 (2016) 87%, 10 p.m., ABC
Falling Water: Season 1 (2016) 26%, midnight, USA (preview)

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Grey’s Anatomy

Thursday, Sept. 22
Easy: Season 1 (2016) 85%, Amazon
Grey's Anatomy: Season 13 (2016) 89%, 8 p.m., ABC
Rosewood: Season 2 (2016) , 8 p.m., FOX
Superstore: Season 2 (2016) 100%, 8 p.m., NBC (returning)
Chicago Med: Season 2 (2016) , 9 p.m., NBC
Notorious: Season 1 (2016) 22%, 9 p.m., ABC
Pitch: Season 1 (2016) 93%, 9 p.m., FOX
The Blacklist: Season 4 (2016) 90%, 10 p.m., NBC
How to Get Away With Murder: Season 3 (2017) 90%, 10 p.m., ABC

Friday, Sept 23
Longmire: Season 5 (2016) , Netflix
Transparent: Season 3 (2016) 100%, Amazon
Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon: Season 3 (2016) , 8 p.m., NBC
Hell's Kitchen: Season 16 (2016) , 8 p.m., FOX
Last Man Standing: Season 6 (2016) , 8 p.m., ABC
MacGyver: Season 1 (2016) 25%, 8 p.m., CBS
Dr. Ken: Season 2 (2016) , 8:30 p.m., ABC
The Exorcist: Season 1 (2016) 79%, 9 p.m., FOX
Hawaii Five-0: Season 7 (2016) , 9 p.m., CBS
Shark Tank: Season 8 (2016) , 9 p.m., ABC
Blue Bloods: Season 7 (2016) , 10 p.m., CBS
Van Helsing: Season 1 (2016) 82%, 10 p.m.,  SyFy

Saturday, Sept 24
Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 (2016) 100%, 8:30 p.m., Disney XD

Family Guy

Sunday, Sept. 25
Bob's Burgers: Season 7 (2016) , 7:30 p.m., FOX
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 8 (2016) , 8 p.m., CBS
Once Upon a Time: Season 6 (2016) 89%, 8 p.m., ABC
Poldark: Season 2 (2016) , 8 p.m., PBS
The Simpsons: Season 28 (2016) , 8 p.m., FOX
Family Guy: Season 15 (2016) , 9 p.m., FOX
Secrets and Lies: Season 2 (2016) , 9 p.m., ABC
The Last Man on Earth: Season 3 (2016) 78%, 9:30 p.m., FOX
Quantico: Season 2 (2016) 60%, 10 p.m., ABC

Tuesday, Sept. 27
Aftermath: Season 1 (2016) , 10 p.m., SyFy
Drunk History: Season 4 (2016) 100%, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Wednesday, Sept. 28
Criminal Minds: Season 12 (2016) , 9 p.m., CBS
Code Black: Season 2 (2016) , 10 p.m., CBS
Younger: Season 3 (2016) 100%, 10 p.m., TV Land
Impastor: Season 2 (2016) , 10:30 p.m., TV Land

Friday, Sept. 30
Amanda Knox (2016) 82%, Netflix
Crisis in Six Scenes: Miniseries (2016) 18%, Amazon
Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 1 (2016) 90%, Netflix

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 October


Saturday, Oct. 1
Versailles: Season 1 (2015) 71%, 10 p.m., Ovation (US premiere)
Saturday Night Live: Season 42 (2016) 57%, 11:30 p.m., NBC

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Westworld

Sunday, Oct. 2
America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 27 (2016) , 7 p.m., ABC
Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2 (2016) 100%, 8 p.m., Starz
Blunt Talk: Season 2 (2016) , 8:35 p.m., Starz
Madam Secretary: Season 3 (2016) , 9 p.m., CBS
Shameless: Season 7 (2016) 88%, 9 p.m., Showtime
Westworld: Season 1 (2016) 87%, 9 p.m., HBO
Elementary: Season 5 (2016) 100%, 10 p.m., CBS

Monday, Oct.3
Class Divide (2015) 100%, 9 p.m., HBO
Scorpion: Season 3 (2016) , 9 p.m., CBS
Conviction: Season 1 (2016) 20%, 10 p.m., ABC
Timeless: Season 1 (2016) 83%, 10 p.m., NBC

Tuesday, Oct.4
The Mindy Project: Season 5 (2016) 80%, Hulu
The Flash: Season 3 (2016) 85%, 8 p.m., CW
No Tomorrow: Season 1 (2016) 88%,  9 p.m., CW

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Arrow: Season 5 (2016) 88%, 8 p.m., CW
Frequency: Season 1 (2016) 77%, 9 p.m., CW

Thursday, Oct. 6
Those Who Can't: Season 2 (2016) , 10:30 p.m., TruTV

Friday, Oct. 7
13TH (2016) 97%, Netflix
The Ranch: Season 1 (2016) 60% (returning), Netflix

Sunday, Oct. 9
Divorce: Season 1 (2016) 63%, 10 p.m., HBO
Insecure: Season 1 (2016) 100%,  10:30 p.m., HBO

Monday, Oct.10
Freakish: Season 1 (2016) , Hulu
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Supergirl: Season 2 (2016) 92%, 8 p.m., CW
2 Broke Girls: Season 6 (2016) , 9 p.m., CBS

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American Housewife

Tuesday, Oct. 11
The Middle: Season 8 (2016) , 8 p.m., ABC
American Housewife: Season 1 (2016) 58%, 8:30 p.m., ABC
Channel Zero: Candle Cove: Candle Cove (2016) 86%, 9 p.m., SyFy
Fresh Off the Boat: Season 3 (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., ABC
The Real O'Neals: Season 2 (2016) , 9:30 p.m., ABC
Chicago Fire: Season 5 (2016) , 10 p.m., NBC

Thursday, Oct. 13
Mascots (2016) 48%, Netflix
DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 (2016) 88%, 8 p.m., CW
Supernatural: Season 12 (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., CW
Falling Water: Season 1 (2016) 26%, 10 p.m., USA (regular timeslot)

Friday, Oct. 14
Goliath: Season 1 (2016) 78%, Amazon
Haters Back Off: Season 1 (2016) 50%, Netflix
Wolf Creek: Miniseries (2016) 77%, 10 p.m., POP

Saturday, Oct. 15
Glitch: Season 1 (2015) 80%, Netflix (U.S. premiere)

Sunday, Oct. 16
Eyewitness: Season 1 (1995) , Amazon
Graves: Season 1 (2016) 55%, Epix
The Durrells: Season 1 (2016) 94%, 8 p.m., PBS
Killing Reagan (2016) 63%, 8 p.m., Nat Geo
Berlin Station: Season 1 (2016) 60%, 10:45 p.m., Epix

Monday, Oct. 17
Jane The Virgin: Season 3 (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., CW
The Odd Couple: Season 3 (2016) , 9:30 p.m., CBS

Wednesday, Oct. 19
Chance: Season 1 (2016) 75%, Hulu

Thursday, Oct. 20
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016) 27%, 8 p.m., FOX

Black Mirror

Black Mirror

Friday, Oct. 21
Black Mirror: Season 3 (2016) 86%, Netflix
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories () 100%, Netflix
The Vampire Diaries: Season 8 (2016) 100%, 8 p.m., CW
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2 (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., CW

Saturday, Oct. 22
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season 1 (2016) 71%, 9 p.m., BBC America

Sunday, Oct. 23
The Walking Dead: Season 7 (2016) 66%, 9 p.m., AMC
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell: Season 3 (2016) , 11:30 p.m., Cartoon (Adult Swim)
Dream Corp LLC: Season 1 (2016) 100%, 11:45 p.m., Cartoon (Adult Swim)

Monday, Oct. 24
Man With a Plan: Season 1 (2016) 21%, 8:30 p.m., CBS
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Wednesday, Oct. 26
Rectify: Season 4 (2016) 100%, 10 p.m., Sundance

Thursday, Oct. 27
The Great Indoors: Season 1 (2016) 45%, 8:30 p.m., CBS
The Living and the Dead: Miniseries (2016) 83%, 9 p.m., BBC America
Mom: Season 4 (2016) , 9 p.m., CBS
Life in Pieces: Season 2 (2016) , 9:30, CBS
Pure Genius: Season 1 (2016) 26%, 10 p.m., CBS

Friday, Oct. 28
Good Girls Revolt: Season 1 (2015) 71%, Amazon
Into the Inferno (2016) 92%, Netflix
Skylanders Academy: Season 1 (2016) , Netflix
Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe (2017) , Netflix
Tracey Ullman's Show: Season 1 (2016) 91%, 11 p.m., HBO

Saturday, Oct. 29
The Fall: Season 3 (2016) 64%, Netflix

Monday, Oct. 31
Chewing Gum: Season 1 (2015) 100%, Netflix
People of Earth: Season 1 (2016) 89%, 9 p.m., TBS

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 November


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Salem

Wednesday, Nov. 2
Salem: Season 3 (2016) 100%, 9 p.m.,WGN
Stan Against Evil: Season 1 (2016) 67%, 10 p.m., IFC

Friday, Nov. 4
The Crown: Season 1 (2016) 88%, Netflix

Thursday, Nov. 10
Please Like Me: Season 4 () 100%, Pivot

Friday, Nov. 11
Red Oaks: Season 2 (2016) 100%, Amazon

Saturday, Nov. 12
The Killing Season: Season 1 (2016) 71%, 9 p.m., A&E

Tuesday, Nov. 15
Good Behavior: Season 1 (2016) 78%, 9 p.m., TNT
Teen Wolf: Season 6 (2016) 83%, 9 p.m., MTV
Shooter: Season 1 (2016) 47%, 10 p.m., USA
Sweet/Vicious: Season 1 (2016) 100%, 10 p.m., MTV

Wednesday, Nov. 16
The Art of More: Season 2 (2016) , Crackle
Ice: Season 1 (2016) , DirecTV
Nightcap: Season 1 (2016) , 8 p.m., POP

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Undercover

Thursday, Nov. 17
Scrotal Recall: Season 1 (2014) 95%, Netflix
Undercover: Miniseries (2015) 75%, BBC America

Friday, Nov. 18
Beat Bugs: Season 2 (2016) , Netflix
The Grand Tour: Season 1 (2016) 91%, Amazon

Saturday, Nov. 19
Beat Bugs: Season 2 (2016) , BBC America

Sunday, Nov. 20
The Librarians: Season 3 (2010) , 8 p.m., TNT
The Affair: Season 3 (2016) 71%, 10 p.m., Showtime

Tuesday, Nov. 25
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016) 87%, Netflix

Saturday, Nov. 29
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, 10 p.m., A&E

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Vikings: Season 4 (2016) 92%, 9 p.m., History (returning)
Incorporated: Season 1 (2016) 73%, 10 p.m., SyFy

 

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 Winter


Sunday, Dec. 4
Mariah's World: Season 1 (2016) 44%, 9 p.m., E!

Wednesday, Dec. 7
Shut Eye: Season 1 (2016) 37%, Hulu
Hairspray Live! (2016) 76%, 8 p.m., NBC

Thursday, Dec. 8
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Friday, Dec. 9
Captive: Season 1 () 75%, Netflix
Mozart in the Jungle: Season 3 (2016) 100%, Amazon

Sunday, Dec. 11
The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016) 100%, 9 p.m., PBS

Friday, Dec. 16
The Man in the High Castle: Season 2 (2016) 64%, Amazon

Sunday, Dec. 25
Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (2016) 89%, BBC America

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TBA


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Doubt: Season 1 (2017) 55%, CBS
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Riverdale: Season 1 (2017) 88%, CW
The Royals: Season 3 (2016) , E!
Search Party: Season 1 (2016) 100%, TBS
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Training Day: Season 1 (2017) 24%, CBS
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summer prem collage

While not as chock full of premieres as the fall TV season, summer can churn out some doozies of its own. Like we did around this time last year, we’ll be treated to shows that draw immediate engagement (Mr. Robot, Penny Dreadful, Orange is the New Black, Wayward Pines), television movie premieres (Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, The Dresser, All The Way), and special events (Just Let Go – Lenny Kravitz Live, Every Brilliant Thing, SyFy Presents Live from Comic-Con). Add some anticipated series premieres (Roadies, Lady Dynamite, Outcast, Preacher) and miniseries (Roots, Houdini & Doyle, O.J.: Made in America) to the mix, and your DVR hard drives are sure to reach max capacity. So the questions is, which shows will you be deleting first, and which will rise to the pinnacle of your summer viewing list of faves? Check out the full (ever growing) list here:


 

May | June | July | August | TBA 


 May

Sunday, May 1
Penny Dreadful season three premiere, 10 p.m., Showtime

Monday, May 2
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah television movie premiere, HBO
Houdini & Doyle miniseries premiere, 9 p.m., FOX

Tuesday, May 3
Person of Interest season five premiere, 10 p.m., CBS

Wednesday, May 4
Maron season four premiere, 9 p.m., IFC

Thursday, May 5
Flowers series premiere (US), Seeso
Marseille series premiere, Netflix

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Grace and Frankie

Friday, May 6
Grace and Frankie season two premiere, Netflix

Sunday, May 8
Wallander season four premiere, 9 p.m., PBS

Monday, May 9
Every Brilliant Thing special event premiere, HBO

Tuesday, May 10
First Impressions series premiere, 10:30 p.m., USA

Wednesday, May 11
Chelsea series premiere, Netflix

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Submission

Thursday, May 12
Submission series premiere, 11 p.m., Showtime

Friday, May 13
Just Let Go –  Lenny Kravitz Live special event premiere, 8 p.m., Showtime

Wednesday, May 18
Royal Pains season eight premiere, 10 p.m., USA

Friday, May 20
Doctor Thorne series premiere (US), Amazon
Lady Dynamite series premiere, Netflix
Masters of Illusion season three premiere, 8 p.m., CW

Saturday, May 21
All the Way television movie premiere, 8 p.m., HBO

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Preacher

Sunday, May 22
Preacher series premiere, 10 p.m., AMC

Monday, May 23
Whose Line is it Anyway? season 12 premiere, 9 p.m., CW

Wednesday, May 25
Wayward Pines season two premiere, 9 p.m., FOX

Friday, May 27
Bloodline season two premiere, Netflix
The Do-Over television movie premiere, Netflix

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Roots

Monday, May 30
So You Think You Can Dance season 13 premiere, 8 p.m., FOX
The Dresser television movie premiere (US), 9 p.m., Starz
Roots miniseries premiere, 9 p.m., History, Lifetime, and A&E
Mistresses season four premiere, 10 p.m., ABC

Tuesday, May 31
Peaky Blinders season three premiere, Netflix
Powers season two premiere, Playstation Network
Maya and Marty series premiere, 10 p.m., NBC
Scream season two premiere, 10 p.m., MTV

 

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 June


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The Night Shift

Wednesday, June 1
Rock this Boat: New Kids on the Block season two premiere, 8 p.m., POP
Young & Hungry season four premiere, 8 p.m., Freeform
Baby Daddy season five return, 8:30 p.m., Freeform
Kingdom season two return, 9 p.m., DirecTV
Cleverman series premiere, 10 p.m., Sundance
The Night Shift season three premiere, 10 p.m., NBC

Thursday, June 2
Hibana: Spark series premiere, Netflix
Beauty and the Beast season four premiere, 9 p.m., CW
Quincy Jones: Burning the Light television movie premiere, 10 p.m., HBO

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Outcast

Friday, June 3
Comedy Bang! Bang! season five premiere, 11 p.m., IFC
Outcast series premiere, Cinemax

Sunday, June 5
Feed the Beast series premiere, 10 p.m., AMC

Monday, June 6
Angie Tribeca season two premiere, TBS
Barbarians Rising miniseries premiere, 9 p.m., History
Devious Maids season four premiere, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Rizzoli & Isles season seven premiere, 9 p.m., TNT
UnREAL season two premiere, 10 p.m., Lifetime

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Casual

Tuesday, June 7
Casual season two premiere, Hulu

Friday, June 10
Voltron: Legendary Defender series premiere, Netflix

Saturday, June 11
Hell on Wheels season five return 9 p.m., AMC
O.J.: Made in America miniseries premiere, 9 p.m., ABC
The American West miniseries premiere 10 p.m., AMC

Sunday, June 12
Difficult People season two premiere, Hulu
Ride with Norman Reedus series premiere, 10 p.m., AMC

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Guilt

Monday, June 13
Guilt series premiere, 9 p.m., Freeform
BrainDead series premiere, 10 p.m., CBS
Major Crimes season five premiere, 10 p.m., TNT

Tuesday, June 14
Animal Kingdom series premiere, 9 p.m., TNT
Uncle Buck series premiere, 9 p.m., ABC
Wrecked series premiere, 10 p.m., TBS

Thursday, June 16
Aquarius season two premiere, 9 p.m., NBC

Friday, June 17
Orange is the New Black season four premiere, Netflix

Saturday, June 18
Mother, May I Sleep with Danger television movie premiere, 8 p.m., Lifetime

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The Jim Gaffigan Show

Sunday, June 19
Endeavour season three premiere (US), 9 p.m., PBS
The Last Ship season three premiere, 9 p.m., TNT
The Jim Gaffigan Show season two premiere, 10 p.m., TV Land
The Tunnel series premiere (US), 10:30 p.m., PBS

Monday, June 20
The Fosters 
season four premiere, 8 p.m., Freeform
Odd Mom Out 
season two premiere, 10 p.m., Bravo

Tuesday, June 21
Pretty Little Liars 
season seven premiere, 8 p.m., Freeform

Wednesday, June 22
Big Brother 
season 17 premiere, 8 p.m., CBS
American Gothic 
series premiere, 10 p.m., CBS

Thursday, June 23
Queen of the South series premiere, 10 p.m., USA
Thirteen 
series premiere, 10 p.m., BBC America

Friday, June 24
The Fundamentals of Caring
television movie premiere, Netflix

Saturday, June 25
Center Stage: On Pointe 
television movie premiere, 8 p.m., Lifetime

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Roadies

Sunday, June 26
Dancing on the Edge series premiere (US), 8 p.m., PBS
Ray Donovan season four premiere, 9 p.m., Showtime
Murder in the First season three premiere, 10 p.m., TNT
Roadies series premiere, 10 p.m., Showtime

Tuesday, June 28
Dead of Summer series premiere, 9 p.m., Freeform
Zoo season two premiere, 9 p.m., CBS

Thursday, June 30
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll season two premiere, 10 p.m., FX

 

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 July


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Dark Matter

Friday, July 1
Between season two premiere, Netflix
Marcella series premiere (US), Netflix
Marco Polo season two premiere, Netflix
Killjoys season two premiere, 9 p.m., SyFy
Dark Matter season two premiere, 10 p.m., SyFy

Sunday, July 3
The Hunt series premiere (US), 9 p.m., BBC America

Wednesday, July 6
Duck Dynasty season nine premiere, 9 p.m., A&E
Tyrant season three premiere, 10 p.m., FX
Wahlburgers season five premiere, 10 p.m., A&E

Sunday, July 10
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth season one return, 8 p.m., Showtime
DB Cooper miniseries premiere, 9 p.m., History
The Night Of series premiere, 9 p.m., HBO

Monday, July 11
Making of the Mob season two premiere, 10 p.m., AMC

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Mr. Robot

Wednesday, July 13
Penn & Teller: Fool Us season three premiere, 8 p.m., CW
Suits season six premiere, 9 p.m., USA
The A Word series premiere, 10 p.m., Sundance
Mr. Robot 
season two premiere, 10 p.m., USA

Friday, July 15
East Los High season four premiere, Hulu
Stranger Things series premiere, Netflix
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru television movie premiere, Netflix

Sunday, July 17
Power season three premiere, 9 p.m., Starz
Ballers season two premiere, 10 p.m., HBO
Vice Principals series premiere, 10:30 p.m., HBO

Thursday, July 21
SyFy Presents Live from Comic-Con special event premiere, 8 p.m., SyFy

Friday, July 22
Bring It! season three return, 9 p.m., Lifetime

Saturday, July 23
Looking: The Movie television movie premiere, 10 p.m., HBO

Sunday, July 24
Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour series premiere, 10 p.m., History
Survivor’s Remorse season three premiere, 10 p.m., Starz

Tuesday, July 26
MadTV series premiere, 9 p.m., CW
Born This Way, season two premiere, 10 p.m., A&E

Thursday, July 28
Ripper Street season four premiere (US), 10 p.m., BBC America

Friday, July 29
Home: The Adventures of Tip and Oh series premiere, Netflix

Sunday, July 31
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens television movie premiere, 8 p.m., SyFy

 

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 August


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The Get Down

Friday, Aug. 12
The Get Down series premiere, Netflix

Thursday, Aug. 18
60 Days In season two premiere, 9 p.m., A&E

Sunday, Aug. 21
Fear the Walking Dead season two return, 9 p.m.,  AMC

Tuesday, Aug. 23
Halt and Catch Fire season three premiere, 9 p.m., AMC
Better Late than Never series premiere, 10 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Aug. 24
Gomorrah series premiere (US), 10 p.m., Sundance

Sunday, Aug. 28
The Strain season three premiere, 10 p.m., FX

Wednesday, Aug. 31
You’re the Worst season three premiere, 10 p.m., FX

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TBA


Frontier series premiere, Netflix
Halt and Catch Fire season three premiere, AMC
Happy Valley season two premiere, Netflix
Masters of Sex season four premiere, Showtime (July)
Suits season six premiere, USA

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