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2016 Broadcast, Cable, Streaming Midseason Premiere Dates: New & Returning TV Series

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Broadcast, Cable, Streaming Midseason 2016 Premiere Dates For New, Returning TV Series. The broadcast, cable,  and streaming TV show mid-season premiere dates for 2016 concern series on PBS, ABC, CBS, FX, TBS, USA, NBC, Cinemax, Showtime, HBO, Syfy, Lifetime, Comedy Central, Netflix, The CW, TNT, and others.

The highlights of the upcoming mid-TV season Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, The Simpsons, Supergirl, Scorpion, The Shannara Chronicles, Colony, Billions, Agent Carter, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, The 100, Dark Net, Mad Dogs, Black Sails, The X-Files, The Walking Dead, Vikings, Blindspot, Gotham, Underground, The Americans, Outlander, and The Girlfriend Experience.

The 2016 mid-season broadcast, cable, and streaming premiere dates:

January 1:
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS, special)
Shock Trauma: Edge of Life (Discovery, series premiere)
The Rap Game (Lifetime, series premiere)
Bring It! (Lifetime, Season 3 premiere)
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (TLC, Season 8 premiere)
Love, Lust or Run (TLC, Season 3 premiere)
Love at First Swipe (TLC, Season 2 premiere)
Paranormal Survivor (Destination America, Season 2 premiere)
A Haunting (Destination America, Season 8 premiere)

January 2:
Trisha’s Southern Kitchen (Food Network, Season 6 premiere)

January 3:
The Simpsons (Fox, Season 27B premiere)
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (Fox, series premiere)
Family Guy (Fox, Season 14B premiere)
Bordertown (Fox, series premiere)
Galavant (ABC, Season 2 premiere)
Downton Abbey (PBS, Season 6 U.S. premiere; final season)
Long Island Medium (TLC, Season 8 premiere)
Worst Cooks in America (Food Network, Season 8 premiere)
Glada Entertains (Food Network, series premiere)
Emeril’s Florida (Cooking Channel, Season 4 premiere)
Finding Bigfoot (Animal Planet, Season 9 premiere)
Garage Gold (DIY, Season 5 premiere)
Million Dollar American Princesses (Smithsonian, Season 2 premiere)
Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT, Season 3 premiere)
Newlyweds: The First Year (Bravo, Season 3 premiere)

January 4:
Telenovela (NBC, series premiere)
Superstore (NBC, series premiere)
The Biggest Loser: Temptation Nation (NBC, Cycle 17 premiere)
The Bachelor (ABC, Cycle 20 premiere)
Bachelor Live (ABC, series premiere)
Supergirl (CBS, Season 1B premiere)
Scorpion (CBS, Season 2B premiere)
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Season 7B premiere)
Antiques Roadshow (PBS, Season 20 premiere)
Kids Baking Championship (Food Network, Season 2 premiere)
Diesel Brothers (Discovery, series premiere)
Vanity Fair Confidential (Investigation Discovery, Season 2 premiere)
Teen Mom OG (MTV, Season 6 premiere)
Kitchen Crashers (DIY, Season 10 premiere)

January 5:
New Girl (Fox, Season 5 premiere)
Grandfathered (Fox, Season 1B premiere)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, Season 3B premiere; new night)
The Grinder (Fox, Season 1B premiere)
Hollywood Game Night (NBC, Season 4 premiere)
Chicago Fire (NBC, Season 4B premiere)
Chicago Med (NBC, Season 1B premiere)
NCIS (CBS, Season 13B premiere)
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Season 2B premiere)
Limitless (CBS, Season 1B premiere)
The Haves and Have Nots (OWN, Season 4 premiere)
Finding Your Roots (PBS, Season 3 premiere)
Pitch Slapped (Lifetime, series premiere)
Dance Moms (Lifetime, Season 6 premiere)
Killing Fields (Discovery, series premiere)
The Shannara Chronicles (MTV, series premiere)
Teen Wolf (MTV, Season 5B premiere)
Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET, Season 4B premiere)
It’s a Mann’s World (BET, Season 2 premiere)
Zoe Ever After (BET, series premiere)
10 Things (TruTV, series premiere)
Impact Wrestling (Pop, Season 12 premiere; network premiere)
Building Alaska (DIY, Season 5 premiere)

January 6:
American Crime (ABC, Season 2 premiere)
The Middle (ABC, Season 6B premiere)
The Goldbergs (ABC, Season 3B premiere)
Modern Family (ABC, Season 7B premiere)
Black-ish (ABC, Season 2B premiere)
Mike & Molly (CBS, Season 6 premiere)
2 Broke Girls (CBS, Season 5B premiere)
Chicago P.D. (NBC, Season 3B premiere)
Law & Order: SVU (NBC, Season 17B premiere)
The Mysteries of Laura (NBC, Season 2B premiere)
American Idol (Fox, Season 15 premiere; final season)
American Horror Story: Hotel (FX, midseason premiere)
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FXX, Season 11 premiere)
Man Seeking Woman (FXX, Season 2 premiere)
Criminal After Dark (BET, series premiere)
My 600-lb Life (TLC, Season 6 premiere)
Skin Tight (TLC, series premiere)
Blood Feuds (AHC, series premiere)
Restaurant Startup (CNBC, Season 3 premiere)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Crackle, Season 7 premiere)
People’s Choice Awards (NBC, live special)

January 7:
Angel From Hell (CBS, series premiere)
My Diet Is Better Than Yours (ABC, series premiere)
Beyond the Tank (ABC, Season 2 premiere)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Season 9B premiere)
Life in Pieces (CBS, Season 1B premiere)
Mom (CBS, Season 3B premiere)
Elementary (CBS, Season 4B premiere)
Shades of Blue (NBC, series premiere)
Heroes Reborn (NBC, Season 1B premiere)
The Blacklist (NBC, Season 3B premiere)
Todd Margaret (IFC, Season 3 premiere)
WWE SmackDown (USA, network premiere)
Lip Sync Battle (Spike, Season 2 premiere)
Child Genius: Battle of the Brightest (Lifetime, Season 2 premiere)
Project Runway Junior (Lifetime, Season 2 premiere)
Growing Up Hip Hop (WEtv, series premiere)
Bringing Up Bates (Up, Season 2 premiere)
Real Detectives (Investigation Discovery, series premiere)

January 8:
Last Man Standing (ABC, Season 5B premiere)
Dr. Ken (ABC, Season 1B premiere)
Hawaii Five-O (CBS, Season 6B premiere)
Blue Bloods (CBS, Season 6B premiere)
MasterChef Junior (CBS, Season 4B premiere; two hours)
Reign (The CW, Season 3B premiere)
Love Thy Neighbor (OWN, Season 5 premiere)
Ex Isle (WE tv, series premiere)
Mysteries at the Castle (Travel Channel, Season 3 premiere)
Texas Flip and Move (DIY, Season 2 premiere)

January 9:
Mythbusters (Discovery, Season 14 premiere; final season)
Renovation Realities (DIY, Season 16 premiere)

January 10:
Madam Secretary (CBS, Season 2B premiere)
The Good Wife (CBS, Season 7B premiere)
CSI: Cyber (CBS, Season 2B premiere)
Bob’s Burgers (Fox, Season 6B premiere)
Shameless (Showtime, Season 6 premiere)
Live to Tell (History, series premiere)
73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (NBC, live special)

January 11:
Cake Wars (Food Network, Season 4 premiere)

January 12:
iZombie (The CW, Season 2B premiere)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family/Freeform, Season 6B premiere)
Shadowhunters (ABC Family/Freeform, series premiere)
State of the Union Address (multiple networks, live special)
MADtv 20th Anniversary Reunion (The CW, special)

January 13:
Criminal Minds (CBS, Season 11B premiere)
Code Black (CBS, Season 1B premiere)
Second Chance (Fox, series premiere)
Teachers (TV Land, series premiere)
Younger (TV Land, Season 2 premiere)
Duck Dynasty (A&E, Season 9 premiere)
Face Off (Syfy, Cycle 10 premiere)
Mob Wives: The Last Stand (VH1, Season 6 premiere; final season)
Dual Survival (Discovery, season premiere)

January 14:
Colony (USA, series premiere)
Workaholics (Comedy Central, Season 6 premiere)
Idiotsitter (Comedy Central, series premiere)
Doc Martin (PBS, Season 7 premiere)
Greatest Party Story Ever (MTV, series premiere)
Alaska Proof (Animal Planet, series premiere)

January 15:
Hell’s Kitchen (Fox, Season 15 premiere)
Degrassi: Next Class (Netflix, series premiere)
The Lion Guard (Disney Channel, series premiere)
Burgers, Brew & ‘Que (Food Network, Season 2 premiere)

January 16:
Sesame Street (HBO, Season 46 premiere; network premiere)

January 17:
Billions (Showtime, series premiere)
Angie Tribeca (TBS, series premiere)
Mercy Street (PBS, limited series premiere)
The Real Housewives of Potomac (Bravo, series premiere)
Los Angeles Times’ The Envelope (Ovation TV, limited series premiere)
Evil Lives Here (Investigation Discovery, series premiere)
21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards (A&E/Lifetime/LMN, live special)

January 18:
Ellen’s Design Challenge (HGTV, Season 2 premiere)
War and Peace (Lifetime/A&E/History, limited series premiere)
Hit the Floor (VH1, Season 3 premiere)
Fameless (TruTV, Season 1B premiere)

January 19:
Marvel’s Agent Carter (ABC, Season 2 premiere; two hours)
The Flash (The CW, Season 2B premiere)
Fit to Fat to Fit (A&E, series premiere)
Planet Primetime (Travel Channel, series premiere)
Junk Food Flip (Cooking Channel, Season 2 premiere)
Total Divas (E!, Season 5 premiere)
Friday Night Tykes (Esquire, Season 3 premiere)
Team Ninja Warrior (Esquire, series premiere)
Total Divas (E!, Season 5 premiere)
Just Jillian (E!, series premiere)
Like a Boss (Oxygen, series premiere)
The Prancing Elites Project (Oxygen, Season 2 premiere)

January 20:
Supernatural (The CW, Season 11B premiere)
Arrow (The CW, Season 4B premiere)
Kocktails With Khloé (FYI, series premiere)
Married by Mom and Dad (TLC, series premiere)

January 21:
DC Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, series premiere)
The 100 (The CW, Season 3 premiere)
Dark Net (Showtime, series premiere)
Baskets (FX, series premiere)
London Spy (PBS, series premiere)
Recipe for Deception (Bravo, series premiere)
Portlandia (IFC, Season 6 premiere)

January 22:
Mad Dogs (Amazon, series premiere)
Childrens Hospital (Adult Swim, Season 7 premiere)
Truth and Power (Pivot, series premiere)

January 23:
Black Sails (Starz, Season 3 premiere)
Chelsea Does (Netflix, series premiere)
It’s Not You, It’s Men (OWN, series premiere)
Oprah: Where Are They Now (OWN, Season 8 premiere)
The 7D, (Disney XD, Season 2 premiere)
Beowulf (Esquire, series premiere)

January 24:
The X-Files (Fox, limited series premiere)
Hollywood Medium (E!, series premiere)
Rock and Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar (AXS, series premiere)
Breaking Band (AXS, series premiere)

January 25:
Lucifer (Fox, series premiere)
Jane the Virgin (The CW, Season 2B premiere)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, Season 1B premiere)
The Magicians (Syfy, series premiere)
The Fosters (ABC Family/Freeform, Season 3B premiere)
Recovery Road (ABC Family/Freeform, series premiere)
K. Michelle: My Life (VH1, Season 2 premiere)
Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood (VH1, series premiere)

January 26:
Outsiders (WGN America, series premiere)

January 27:
Suits (USA, Season 5B premiere)
Little Women: LA (Lifetime, Season 4 premiere)
Lucha Underground (El Rey Network, Season 2 premiere)
Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers (Cooksing Channel, Season 3 premiere)
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (Travel Channel, Season 3 premiere)

January 28:
You, Me and the Apocalypse (NBC, series premiere)
Patry Down South (CMT, Season 5 premiere)

January 29:
Grimm (NBC, Season 5B premiere)
The Vampire Diaries (The CW, Season 7B premiere; new night)
The Originals (The CW, Season 3B premiere; new night)
American Masters: Mike Nichols (PBS, documentary special)

January 30:
Korean Food Made Easy (Cooking Channel, Season 2 premiere)
Sarah Graham’s Food Safari (Cooking Channel, series premiere)
Siba’s Table (Cooking Channel, Season 2 premiere)
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TNT/TBS, live special)

January 31:
Grease Live (Fox, live special)

January TBA:
The Circus: Inside The Greatest Political Show On Earth (Showtime, limited series premiere)

February 1:
Castle (ABC, Season 8B premiere)

February 2:
The Muppets (ABC, Season 1B premiere)
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, Season 2B premiere)
American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson (FX, limited series premiere)

February 3:
Madoff (ABC, miniseries premiere)
Baby Daddy (ABC Family/Freeform, Season 5 premiere)
Young & Hungry (ABC Family/Freeform, Season 3 premiere)
Preachers of Atlanta (Oxygen, Season 2 premiere)
Dinner at Tiffani’s (Cooking Channel, Season 2 premiere)
Rehab Addict (DIY, Season 6 premiere)

February 5:
Sleepy Hollow (Fox, Season 3B premiere; new night)
Animals (HBO, series premiere)
Vice (HBO, Season 4 premiere)
Guy & Hunter’s European Vacation (Food Network, series premiere)

February 7:
Super Bowl 50 (CBS, live special)
The Venture Bros. (Adult Swim, Season 6 premiere)

February 8:
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS, series premiere)

February 9:
Not Safe w/ Nikki Glaser (Comedy Central, series premiere)
Tosh.O (Comedy Central, Season 8 premiere)

February 11:
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, Season 12B premiere)
Scandal (ABC, Season 5B premiere)
How to Get Away With Murder (ABC, Season 2B premiere)
Those Who Can’t (TruTV, series premiere)
Impractical Jokers (TruTV, Season 5 premiere)

February 12:
The Amazing Race (CBS, Cycle 28 premiere)

February 14:
Vinyl (HBO, series premiere)
The Walking Dead (AMC, Season 6B premiere)
All-Star Academy (Food Network, Season 2 premiere)

February 15:
Better Call Saul (AMC, Season 2 premiere)
11.22.63 (Hulu, series premiere)
Major Crimes (TNT, Season 4B premiere)
58th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS, live special)

February 16:
Rizzoli & Isles (TNT, Season 6B premiere)

February 17:
Survivor (CBS, Cycle 32 premiere)
Broad City (Comedy Central, Season 3 premiere)

February 18:
Vikings (History, Season 4 premiere)
Income Property (DIY, Season 10 premiere)

February 21:
Girls (HBO, Season 5 premiere)
Togetherness (HBO, Season 2 premiere)

February 23:
This Is Not Happening (Comedy Central, Season 2 premiere)
It’s a Mann’s World (BET, Season 2 premiere)

February 24:
About the Business (BET, series premiere)

February 26:
Fuller House (Netflix, series premiere)

February 28:
88th Annual Academy Awards (ABC, live special)
Salvage Dawgs (DIY, Season 4 premiere)

February 29:
The Voice (NBC, Cycle 10 premiere)
Blindspot (NBC, Season 1B premiere)
Gotham (Fox, Season 2B premiere)

February TBA:
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO, Season 3 premiere)

March 2:
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS, series premiere)
The Real O’Neals (ABC, series premiere – sneak preview; moves to regular slot March 8)
Rosewood (Fox, Season 1B premiere)

March 3:
The Family (ABC, series premiere – sneak preview; moves to regular slot March 6)
Adam Devine’s House Party (Comedy Central, Season 3 premiere)

March 4:
House of Cards (Netflix, Season 4 premiere)

March 5:
First Time Flippers (DIY, series premiere)

March 6:
Once Upon a Time (ABC, Season 5B premiere)
Quantico (ABC, Season 1B premiere)

March 8:
Of Kings & Prophets (ABC, series premiere)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Season 3B premiere)

March 9:
Underground (WGN America, series premiere)

March 15:
Bad Girls Club: Twisted Sisters (Oxygen, Cycle 15 premiere)

March 16:
Nashville (ABC, Season 4B premiere)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop, Season 2 premiere)

March 17:
Gigolos (Showtime, Season 6 premiere)

March 21:
Dancing With the Stars (ABC, Cycle 21 premiere)

March 24:
The Catch (ABC, series premiere)

March 30:
Empire (Fox, Season 2B premiere)
The Path (Hulu, series premiere)

March TBA:
The Americans (FX, Season 4 premiere)

April 1:
Banshee (Cinemax, Season 4 premiere; final season)

April 3:
Sunday Night Baseball (ESPN, Season 27 premiere)
Call the Midwife (PBS, Season 5 premiere)

April 7:
The Odd Couple (CBS, Season 2 premiere)

April 10:
MTV Movie Awards (MTV, live special)

April 11:
Jackie Robinson (PBS, miniseries premiere)

April 28:
Sons of Winter (Discovery, series premiere)

April TBA:
Game of Thrones (HBO, Season 6 premiere)
Orphan Black (BBCAmerica, Season 4 premiere)

May 17:
Geneology Roadshow (PBS, Season 3 premiere)

May 18:
The Nine Months That Made You (working title) (PBS, limited series premiere)

Midseason TBA:
Outlander (Starz, Season 2 premiere)
The Girlfriend Experience (Starz, series premiere)
Mr Selfridge (PBS, Season 4 premiere)
Queen of the South (USA, series premiere)
Hoff the Record (AXS, series premiere)
The Internet Ruined My Life (Syfy, series premiere)
Nicole & Jionni’s Shore Flip (FYI, series premiere)
L.A. Clippers Dance Squad (E!, series premiere)
Girl Meets World (Disney Channel, Season 3 premiere)
Eva la Trailera (El Rey Network, series premiere)

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