9 Mar - RESURRECTION (ABC) Adaptation of Justin Motte's 2013 novel The Returned, which has strong overtones of French hit Les Revenants/The Returned, where a small-town in Missouri bare witness to dead townsfolk coming back to life.
10 Mar - BELIEVE (NBC) New sci-fi fantasy drama about a wrongfully-convicted prisoner on Death Row tasked with protecting a young girl with supernatural abilities. Starring Johnny Sequoyah, Jake McLaughlin, Delroy Lindo, Kyle MacLachlan, Sienna Guillory & Jamie Chung.
11 Mar - FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES (El Rey Network) Robert Rodriguez's cult horror is retooled for the small-screen, as a jewel in the crown of the director's own English-language network targeting Latino viewers. Stars D.J Cotrona, Zane Holtz & Don Johnson.
11 Mar - SHETLAND (BBC1) Series 2.
14 Mar - MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D (Channel 4) Season 1 continues.
15 Mar - THE AMERICANS (ITV) Season 2 of the US espionage drama set in the 1980s.
16 Mar - CRISIS (NBC) New series about a school bus of children that's ambushed, with the President's son amongst them. Starring Rachael Taylor, Lance Gross, Gillian Anderson & Michael Beach.
19 Mar - THE 100 (The CW) Sci-fi drama set in a post-apocalyptic future where 100 juvenile delinquents are sent back to the nuclear devastated Earth to repopulate it. Sounds like a plan! This is apparently aiming to be Hunger Games in Space, or Lord of the Flies in the Future. Starring Eliza Taylor. Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Paige Turco, Isaiah Washington & Kelly Hu.
22 Mar - DA VINCI'S DEMONS (Starz) Season 2.
27 Mar - BELIEVE (Watch) Season 1 of the US sci-fi fantasy drama about a wrongfully-convicted prisoner on Death Row tasked with protecting a young girl with supernatural abilities. Starring Johnny Sequoyah, Jake McLaughlin, Delroy Lindo, Kyle MacLachlan, Sienna Guillory & Jamie Chung.
TBD - DEREK (Channel 4) Series 2.
2 Apr - BATES MOTEL (Universal Channel) Season 2's UK premiere.
4 Apr - DA VINCI'S DEMONS (Fox) Season 2's UK premiere.
6 Apr - GAME OF THRONES (HBO) Season 4.
6 Apr - TURN (AMC) New period drama based on Alexander Rose's book Washington's Spies, set in 1778, about a New York farmer and his childhood friends who form an unlikely group of spies called the The Culper Ring, who turn the tide during the American Revolutionary War.
6 Apr: SILICON VALLEY (HBO) New comedy about about six computer programmers living together and trying to make a success of themselves. Starring Thomas Middleditch, TJ Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani & Martin Starr. Created by Mike Judge (Beavis & Butthead, Office Space).
7 Apr - GAME OF THRONES (Sky Atlantic) Season 4.
13 Apr - MAD MEN (AMC) Season 7.
15 Apr - FARGO (FX) TV adaptation of the award-winning Coen Brothers movie. Starring Martin Freeman & Billy Bob Thornton.
16 Apr - MAD MEN (Sky Atlantic) UK premiere of season 7.
19 Apr - ORPHAN BLACK (BBC America) Season 2.
TBD - HEMLOCK GROVE (Netflix) Season 2 of the horror drama created by Eli Roth.
TBD - EPISODES (BBC2) Series 3 of the Anglo-American comedy about two British writers struggling to adapt their hit show to America. Starring Matt LeBlanc, Stephen Mangan & Tamsin Grieg.
5 May - 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (Fox) Revival of the Fox action hit that "ended" in 2010. This new storyline only spans 12 episodes (allowing the writers to jump ahead in time occasionally), and will relocate the action to London and Europe. Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver & William Devane return, alongside Yvonne Strahovski, Judy Davis, Michael Wincott & Tate Donovan.
11 May - PENNY DREADFUL (Showtime) Skyfall director Sam Mendes and screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator) join forces for this TV horror with a delicious premise that brings various fantasy figures from literature together: Dracula, Dorian Grey, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein's Monster. It's maybe just League of Extraordinary Gentlemen for the small-screen? We'll see, but the cast alone is impressive (Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadaway, Billie Piper and Rory Kinnear) and a key director is Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage).
TBD - 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (Sky1) UK premiere of the acclaimed action thriller, which has filmed in the UK.
1 Jun - HALT & CATCH FIRE (AMC) New drama about the 1980s personal computing boom. Starring Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy & Mackenzie Davis.
6 Jun - ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix) Season 2 of the prison drama.
30 Jun - UNDER THE DOME (CBS) Season 2 of the drama about a small community trapped beneath a gigantic impenetrable dome. The premiere is written by Stephen King, who originated the show as a novel.
TBD - THE STRAIN (FX) Adaptation of Guillermo Del Toro's (Hellboy) co-authored comic-book about a vampire contagion that infects New York after a passenger jet touches down at JFK airport. The airwaves are full of vampires, but The Strain promises a return to making them appear violent, ruthless, monstrous and very scary.
TBA - TRUE BLOOD (HBO) Final seventh season of the vampire drama.
2 Jul - EXTANT (CBS) Sci-fi family drama about an astronaut (Halle Berry) struggling to reconnect with her family, after a year spent in outer space. Produced by Steven Spielberg, although that means much less in the world of television.
TBA - HOMELAND (Showtime) Season 4.
TBD - OUTLANDER (Starz) Adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's book saga by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), about a married 1940s nurse sent back in time to feudal Scotland where she falls in love with a young warrior. Starring Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tpbiaz Menzoes, Graham McTavish, Laura Donnelly, James Fleet & Stephen Walters.
TBD - BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC/Netflix) Nothing specific is known about this Breaking Bad spin-off, which may or may not be a prequel to the Emmy-winning phenomenon.... but we do know it'll focus on shady lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) and be lighter in tone, with room for Breaking Bad cameos (suggesting it will be a prequel, if that's not too much of a spoiler). Much of the mother show's crew are working on this one, so expect good things.
Unscheduled, at present...
Summer - THE LEFTOVERS (HBO) Fantasy drama about the consequences of numerous people vanishing overnight, possibly as part of a divine 'Rapture'. The pilot is directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) with Damon Lindelof (Lost) as showrunner. Starring Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Carrie Coon, Christopher Eccleston, Ann Dowd, Liv Tyler, Michael Gaston & Charlie Carver.
Summer - THE NEWSROOM (HBO/Sky Atlantic) Third and final season of the news-based drama. Starring Jeff Daniels.
Summer - PENNY DREADFUL (Sky Atlantic) Skyfall director Sam Mendes and screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator) join forces for this TV horror with a delicious premise that brings various fantasy figures from literature together: Dracula, Dorian Grey, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein's Monster. It's maybe just League of Extraordinary Gentlemen for the small-screen? We'll see, but the cast alone is impressive (Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadaway, Billie Piper and Rory Kinnear) and a key director is Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage).
Autumn - TYRANT (FX) New drama about the son of a Middle Eastern dictator, who left his homeland to raise a family in America, who returns for a nephew's wedding and finds himself embroiled in a violent family drama.
Autumn - DOCTOR WHO (BBC1/BBC America) Series 8 of the sci-fi drama, launching with the 801st episode and with Peter Capaldi as the new twelfth incarnation of The Doctor. The first few episodes are directed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers).
TBA - FARGO (FX) New drama taking inspiration from the cult hit Coen Brothers movie of the same name, once again set in the wintry mid-west. Starring Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), Billy Bob Thornton (Bad Santa), Colin Hanks, Kate Walsh, Oliver Platt & Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad).
TBA - COMMUNITY (Sony Television UK) Season 5.
TBA - THE FLASH (The CW) Having debuted in two episodes of Arrow's second season last year, speedy superhero Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) now headlines his very own show. Considering the brilliance of Arrow (which was working with a less-known character), hopes are high for this show considering the larger existing fanbase for The Flash. Gustin also proved to be very personable and engaging on Arrow, so I'm expecting good things.
TBA - WAYWARD PINES (Fox) The worrying thing about this new drama is how it barely tries to disguise the debt it owes to Twin Peaks, with a Secret Service agent investigating the disappearance of two colleagues in a spooky small-town. M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) is also involved and directs the pilot. On the plus side, this is apparently an "event series" and will conclude its story in 10 episodes. Starring Matt Dillon, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Juliette Lewis, Hope Davis, Carla Gugino, Shannyn Sossamon & Toby Jones.
TBA - THE LAST SHIP (TNT) A pandemic kills most of the planet's population, leaving the crew of a naval destroyer as some of the only survivors. Starring Rhona Mitra (Doomsday), Adam Baldwin, Eric Dane & Tommy Savas. Produced by Michael Bay (Transformers).
TBA - LEGENDS (TNT) Sci-fi drama about a CIA agent (Sean Bean) who has the ability to adapt to any given situation. So it's a modern-day The Pretender? Co-stars Ali Larter (Heroes) and Morris Chestnut (Nurse Jackie).
TBA - SENSE8 (Netflix) Sci-fi drama about a group of people who are psychically linked and hunted by a unknown agency. Co-created by the Wachowski's (The Matrix) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5), so let's hope that pedigree overcomes what doesn't feel very fresh as a one-sentence summary.
TBA - GRACEPOINT (Fox) US remake of the British murder-mystery hit Broadchurch. David Tennant (Doctor Who) reprises his role as lead detective, working alongside home-town investigator Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad). Co-starring Nick Nolte.
TBA - RED DWARF XI (Dave) Series 11 of the sci-fi comedy.
Last update: 5 March 2014