If you have landed on this post, suggest you go to the following for more up to date information.
The Throng 2012 Guide to US Premiere dates and when they are likely to air In Australia – updated regularly throughout September and October 2012.
And there is this one as well for all shows post Olympics 2012: Post HERE for Late 2012 – during and after the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The following is now out of date and will not be updated further. Refer above for latest information.
Here is the Throng list of when shows will premiere or when new epsiodes will return for 2012 on Australian free to air TV. Ratings season for 2012 starts Sunday February 12, 2012.
Return dates are shown where known, otherwise, an indication of when they might return, based on past experience and some predictive programming is indicated.
This post will be updated reguarly as new inforamtion comes to hand. Updated May 9, 2012.
Here is the list.
2 Broke Girls, Nine
Tuesday nights 9pm
30 Rock, Seven
Late Monday nights around 11.15pm
A Gifted Man, Ten
10.30 Thursdays now
American Dad, 7mate
Australian Stroy, ABC1
Australia’s Got Talent, Seven
Returned April 16
Aired April 22
Being Lara Bingle, Ten
Let’s hope it doesn’t actually air? With all the promos for this, can’t be too long to wait. God help the world.
Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms, Ten
Tuesday May 15, 8.30pm
Big Brother, Nine.
August, after the London 2012 Olympics.
Bondi Vet, Ten
Moves to Mondays from May 14
Sundays 8.30pm & Wednesdays 9.00pm. Season 7 Finale Wed May 16 9.00pm
Body of Proof, Seven.
Most likely later in the year. Most likely going to be axed in the US.
Burn Notice, ONE
Wednesdays, 8.30pm (continuing)
Sundays 9.30 & Wednesdays 10pm-ish
Celebrity Apprentice, Nine
Wednesdays and Thursdays 8pm. FINALE Wednesday May 16, 8pm
Class of 2012, Ten
With no promotion for this show so far this year, previously to be called Class of 2011 last year, I’d suggest its air date will be later in the year, possibly after Easter.
Criminal Minds, Seven.
Our guess Wednesdays after AGT from May 23
CSI: Miami, Nine
CSI: NY, Nine / GEM
Not currently airing
Dancing With The Stars, Seven
Sundays 6.30pm from April 15
Desperate Housewives, Seven
9.30 Thursdays from Feb 9.
Downton Abbey, Seven
May 20, 8.30pm
Earth Flight, Nine
Everybody Dance Now, Ten
August or even September after Olympics likely air date
Family Guy, 7mate
Four Corners, ABC1
Good Christian Bitches, Seven
Not likely to air due to low ratings in US.
Grey’s Anatomy, Seven.
Thursdays nights 9.00pm
Harry’s Law, Nine
again out of the schedule
Hawaii Five-O, Ten
Usually Mondays 9.30pm but out from Monday May 14
Home & Away, Seven
Confirmed. 7pm weeknights, from Monday January 23
Season two possibly later in year
BACK SOON – date embargoed
How I Met Your Mother. Seven
How To Be A Gentleman, Ten.
Axed in US so not likely to air.
Law & Order: SVU, Ten.
London 2012 Olympics, Nine (and possibly GEM and GO! as well)
July 27 – August 13, 2012.
Masterchef Season 4, Ten
7.30pm Sunday May 6, then continues 7.30pm Sundays, Monday-Friday 7pm. Prediction for finale Sunday July 22 so as to end before the London 2012 Olympics.
Media Watch, ABC1
Returns 9.15pm, Monday February 6
Later in the year.
Tuesdays 9.30pm from May 1
Modern Family, Ten
6.30 Sundays from May 13, also to appear on another night of the week (embargoed)
My Kitchen Rules, Seven
After the Tennis Late January 2013.
Tuesday nights 8.30pm from February 14. 8.00pm Tue May 1, then another gap with repeat airing Tuesday May 8
NCIS: LA, Ten
Mondays 9.30pm from May 14
6.30pm weeknights from Monday January 9
New Girl, Ten.
7.00pm Sundays from May 13
Once Upon A Time, Seven
Tuesdays 7.30pm from May 15
Packed to the Rafters, Seven.
Confirmed 8.30pm Tuesday Feb 14, as a double episode. First episode back is brilliant, and up to the usual high standard of the show. Fans will love it. Those who stopped watching Rafters last year, should give it another go.
Tue March 6-April 24.
Person of Interest, Nine
Usually 9.30pm Mondays
Please Marry My Boy, Seven
Done. Possible second season in 2013, but not confirmed
Prime Suspect, Nine
Axed in the US, so unlikely to return on Nine even though there are 5 unaired episodes. Maybe one for GEM or GO! at some stage.
Private Practise, Seven
Thursday nights 11.00
Out, and disappeared completely. Shame – some shows don’t even get a chance on digital, dumped in favour of repeats, etc
Returns Monday Feb 6, 9.35pm
Raising Hope, ELEVEN
Confirmed for 8.30pm Mondays from February 13.
Mondays 10.30pm – series done now
Rules of Engagement, ELEVEN
Tuesdays 8.00pm from May 15
Sports Fever, Seven
Concluded or out.
Survivor: One World, Nine
Tuesday May 15, 10.00pm – double episode
Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation
Series done. Not renewed for 2013 – so in limbo.
The Amazing Race Australia, Seven
The Amazing Race Season 20 US, Seven
Wednesdays 11.00pm, final May 23
The Big Bang Theory, Nine
Tuesdays 8pm at the moment
The Biggest Loser (Singles), Ten
Confirmed: Monday Jan 23, 7pm, then airs Monday – Thursdays, 7pm. FINALE MAY 8.
The Block 2012, Nine.
Returned April 16. 7pm weeknights and 6.30 Sundays
The Cleveland Show, ELEVEN
The Farmer Wants a Wife, Nine
Most likely after Olympics
The Good Wife, Ten
The Great Barrier Reef, Nine
The Mentalist, Nine
Back to Sundays 8.30pm from April 29.
The Middle, GO!
New episodes on GO! Sunday nights 7.00pm from Sunday February 13.
The Living Room, Ten
Fridays 8pm from May 11
The Office, ELEVEN
Tuesday January 10, 8.30pm
The Simpsons, ELEVEN
The Straits, ABC1
The Voice, Nine
April 15 premiere. Now Mondays only from May 7
The X Factor, Seven
Tricky Business, Nine
May 14, 9.30pm-ish after The Voice
Two and a Half Men, Nine
Out. Low ratings means it may just air on GO!
Sundays 9.30pm from April 29
Up All Night, Seven
Our guess is mid year, if at all.
Our guess is nid year, if at all.
Winners & Losers, Seven
Mid year, Tuesday nights 8.30pm, in between seasons of Rafters.
Young Talent Time, Ten
Done. Unlikely to be renewed
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