Prime Time Season Premieres Begin This Week

Back in the olden days, season premieres all happened in the same 1-2 week period. Of course there used to be only three networks. Scary times, my friends. This is, however, the first week of many when the (now 10) networks roll out new seasons and new series. It is, in fact, a season of season premieres, from September 15 through October 23.

Here is the list of the best, meaning, of course, the sci-fi, updated to include Star Wars: The Clone Wars, American Horror Story, and Sanctuary. Unfortunately, two of those three are on – you guessed it – Friday. That brings the total number of Friday night sci-fi shows to seven. Soooo… fire up those DVRs and TiVos and iTunes Season Passes and Video On Demand (but if you’re a Nielsen household, please watch live) and get ready to rock:

Thursday, September 15 – 8/7c The Vampire Diaries, The CW

Thursday, September 15 – 9/8c The Secret Circle, The CW

Friday, September 16 – 8/7c Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Cartoon Network

Thursday, September 22 – 8/7c The Big Bang Theory, CBS

Friday, September 23 – 8/7c A Gifted Man, CBS

Friday, September 23 – 9/8c Fringe, Fox

Friday, September 23 – 9/8c Supernatural, The CW

Monday, September 26 – 8/7c Terra Nova, Fox

Saturday, October 1  – 10/9c Bedlam, BBC America (moves to 9/8c the following week)

Wednesday, October 5 – 10/9c American Horror Story, FX

Friday, October 7 – 10/9c Sanctuary, Syfy

Sunday, October 16 – 9/8c The Walking Dead, AMC

Friday, October 21 – 8/7c Chuck, NBC

Friday, October 21 – 9/8c Grimm, NBC

Sunday, October 23 – 8/7c Once Upon a Time, ABC

Erin Willard
Written by Erin Willard

Erin is the Editor In Chief and West Coast Correspondent for