After a brief lull over the summer, numerous television shows are back for the 2016-17 season, promising more drama and thrill for fans to engage themselves in. Of our top picks, The Big Bang Theory kicked off its latest season on 19 September, along with Gotham, Lucifer and The Voice.

Get set for season 8 of Modern Family, season 3 of Empire and season 18 of Law & Order: SVU that premiere on Wednesday (21 September). A day later comes season 13 of Grey's Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder (season 3) and Fox's new show Pitch.

On Friday, 23 September tune in for a number of new shows such as MacGyver on CBS and Fox's The Exorcist along with season 3 of Emmy award winning show Transparent.

New and returning shows will continue to premiere on TV all the way into December and early 2017. Find the complete TV premiere schedule below (via Deadline):

20 September:

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, season 4)

NCIS (CBS, season 14)

New series: Bull (CBS)

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, season 3)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, Season 4)

New Girl (Fox, season 6)

Scream Queens (Fox, season 2)

New series: This Is Us (NBC)

New series: Strut (Oxygen)

New series: Rush: Inspired by Battlefield (go90)

21 September:

The Goldbergs (ABC, season 4)

Speechless (ABC, new series)

Modern Family (ABC, season 8)

Black-ish (ABC, season 3)

New series: Designated Survivor (ABC)

Survivor (CBS, Cycle 33)

New series: Lethal Weapon (Fox)

Empire (Fox, season 3)

Law & Order: SVU (NBC, season 18)

Chicago P.D. (NBC, season 4)

22 September:

Grey's Anatomy (ABC, season 13)

New series: Notorious (ABC)

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, season 3)

Rosewood (Fox, season 2)

New series: Pitch (Fox)

Superstore (NBC, season 2)

Chicago Med (NBC, season 2)

The Blacklist (NBC, season 4)

New series: Easy (Netflix)

New series: Million Dollar Listing New York: Ryan's Wedding (Bravo)

New series: Debate Wars (Seeso)

23 September:

Last Man Standing (ABC, season 6)

Dr. Ken (ABC, season 2)

Shark Tank (ABC, season 8)

New series: MacGyver (CBS)

Hawaii Five-O (CBS, season 7)

Blue Bloods (CBS, season 7)

Hell's Kitchen (Fox, Cycle 16)

New series: The Exorcist (Fox)

Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon (NBC, season 3)

Dateline NBC (NBC, season 25)

Longmire (Netflix, season 5)

Transparent (Amazon Prime, season 3)

New series: Van Helsing (Syfy)

24 September:

48 Hours (CBS, season 29)

Star Wars: Rebels (Disney XD, season 3)

25 September:

Once Upon a Time (ABC, season 6)

Secrets and Lies (ABC, season 2)

Quanitco (ABC, season 2)

60 Minutes (CBS, season 49)

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, season 8)

Bob's Burgers (Fox, season 7)

The Simpsons (Fox, season 28)

New series: Son of Zorn (Fox)

Family Guy (Fox, season 14)

The Last Man On Earth (Fox, season 3)

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN, season 7)

This Is Life with Lisa Ling (CNN, season 3)

New series: Primaries (Fusion)

26 September:

Poldark (PBS, season 2)

The Regular Show (Cartoon Network, season 8)

The Mind Of A Murderer (Investigation Discovery, Season 2)

New series: Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None (Acorn TV)

New series: Jericho Of Scotland Yard (Acorn TV)

New series: The Yorkshire Vet (Acorn TV)

27 September:

New series: Channel Zero: Candle Cove (Syfy)

New series: Aftermath (Syfy)

Drunk History (Comedy Central, season 4)

New series: Star Plates (Food Network)

New series: Cast Me! (Myx TV)

28 September:

Criminal Minds (CBS, season 12)

Code Black (CBS, season 2)

Younger (TV Land, season 3)

Impastor (TV Land, season 2)

New series: Cutthroat Kitchen: Tournament Of Terror (Food Network)

New series: Broke (YouTube Red)

29 September:

This Old House (PBS, season 37)

Ask This Old House (PBS, season 15)

New series: The Mighty Magiswords (Cartoon Network)

30 September:

New series: Luke Cage (Netflix)

New series: Crisis in Six Scenes (Amazon Prime)

New series: America Divided (Epix)

1 October:

CBS Dream Team (CBS, season 4)

New series: Life At Vet U (Animal Planet)

New series: UpRooted (Cooking Channel)

True Nightmares (Investigation Discovery, season 2)

2 October:

America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC, season 27)

Madam Secretary (CBS, season 3)

Elementary (CBS, season 5)

New series: Westworld (HBO)

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz, season 2)

Blunt Talk (Starz, season 2)

Alaska: The Last Frontier (Discovery, season 6)

New series: Worst Bakers in America (Food Network)

Halloween Wars (Food Network, season 6)

New series: WAGS Miami (E!)

3 October:

New series: Conviction (ABC)

Scorpion (CBS, season 3; two hours)

New series: Timeless (NBC)

Halloween Baking Championship (Food Network, season 2)

4 October:

The Flash (The CW, season 3)

New series: No Tomorrow (The CW)

The Mindy Project (Hulu, season 5)

Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations (Travel Channel, season 4)

MasterChef Canada (Cooking Channel, season 4)

5 October:

Arrow (The CW, season 5)

New series: Frequency (The CW)

New series: Total Bellas (E!)

New series: Catching Kelce (E!)

New series: Little Miss Atlanta (TLC)

New series: Expedition Unknown: Hunt For The Yeti (Travel Channel)

New series: Clash Of The Corps (Fuse)

6 October:

Those Who Can't (truTV, season 2)

Monsters Inside Me (Animal Planet, season 7)

Make Me a Millionaire Inventor (CNBC, season 2)

7 October:

The Ranch (Netflix, season 1B)

ELeague: Counterstrike (TBS, season 2)

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (WE tv, season 6)

New series: My Life Is A Telenovela (WE tv)

9 October:

New series: Divorce (HBO)

New series: Insecure (HBO)

Unwrapped 2.0 (Cooking Channel, season 3)

10 October:

2 Broke Girls (CBS, Season 6; one hour)

Supergirl (The CW, season 2; moved from CBS)

New series: Vice News Tonight (HBO)

New series: Freakish (Hulu)

11 October:

The Middle (ABC, season 8)

New series: American Housewife (ABC)

Fresh Off The Boat (ABC, season 3)

The Real O'Neals (ABC, season 2)

Chicago Fire (NBC, season 5)

New series: Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? (Freeform)

New series: The Letter (Freeform)

Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET, season 5)

New series: The Gary Owen Show (BET)

New series: Ink, Paper, Scissors (BET)

12 October:

Shameless (Showtime, season 7)

Lip Sync Battle (Spike, season 3)

13 October:

DC's Legends Of Tomorrow (The CW, season 2)

Supernatural (The CW, season 12)

New series: Falling Water (USA)

14 October:

New series: Haters Back Off (Netflix)

New series: Goliath (Amazon Prime)

Gold Rush (Discovery, season 7)

Suspicion (Investigation Discovery, season 2)

New series: Wolf Creek (Pop)

16 October:

New series: Eyewitness (USA)

New series: Berlin Station (Epix)

New series: Graves (Epix)

Barefoot Countessa (Food Network, season 24)

17 October:

The Odd Couple (CBS, season 3)

Jane the Virgin (The CW, season 3)

New series: Disney's The Lodge (Disney Channel)

19 October:

New series: Chance (Hulu)

20 October:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Fox, telefilm)

New series: Project Runway: Fashion Startup (Lifetime)

New series: Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay (Food Network)

21 October:

The Vampire Diaries (The CW, season 8; final season)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, season 2)

Black Mirror (Netflix, season 3)

22 October:

New series: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America)

New series: Ayesha's Homemade (Food Network)

23 October:

The Walking Dead (AMC, season 7)

Talking Dead (AMC, season 6)

Comic Book Men (AMC, season 6)

24 October:

New series: Man With a Plan (CBS)

Food: Fact or Fiction? (Cooking Channel, season 2)

25 October:

Cyberwar (Viceland, season 1B)

New series: Dead Silent (Investigation Discovery)

New series: Married with Secrets (Investigation Discovery)

26 October:

Rectify (SundanceTV, season 4)

New series: Everest Air (Travel Channel)

New series: Jon Glaser Loves Gear (TruTV)

New series: Hamilton's Pharmacopeia (Viceland)

27 October:

New series: The Great Indoors (CBS)

Mom (CBS, season 4)

New series: Pure Genius (CBS)

Life in Pieces (CBS, season 2)

Balls Deep (Viceland, season 2)

Dead Set on Life (Viceland, season 2)

28 October:

New series: Tracey Ullman's Show (HBO)

New series: Good Girls Revolt (Amazon Prime)

30 October:

Farmhouse Rules (Food Network, season 7)

Giada's Holiday Handbook (Food Network, season 2)

31 October:

New series: People of Earth (TBS)

2 November:

Salem (WGN America, season 3)

Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack (truTV, Season 1B)

New series: Stan vs. Evil (IFC)

4 November:

New series: The Crown (Netflix)

5 November:

New series: The Killing Season (A&E)

7 November:

New series: People Magazine Investigates (Investigation Discovery)

New series: The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade (Investigation Discovery)

10 November:

Please Like Me (Pivot, season 4)

Lovesick (Netflix, season 2)

11 November:

Red Oaks (Amazon Prime, season 2)

12 November:

New series: The Grand Tour (Amazon Prime)

New series: MECH-X4 (Disney Channel/Disney XD)

14 November:

New series: Soundbreaking (PBS)

15 November:

New series: Good Behavior (TNT)

Teen Wolf (MTV, season 6)

New series: Sweet/Vicious (MTV)

New series:Window Warriors (GSN)

The Doll Life (Myx TV, season 2)

16 November:

New series: Nightcap (Pop)

The Art of More (Crackle, season 2)

17 November:

New series: Undercover (BBC America)

18 November:

Beat Bugs (Netflix, season 2)

19 November:

Autopsy: The Last Hours of... (Reelz, season 2)

New series: Scandal Made Me Famous (Reelz)

20 November:

The Affair (Showtime, season 3)

21 November:

New series: Search Party (TBS)

25 November:

New series: Incorporated (Syfy)

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Netflix, four new telefilms)

30 November:

The Affair (Showtime, season 3)

Vikings (History, Season 4B)

4 December:

New series: Mariah's World (E!)

5 December:

New series: The Level (Acorn TV)

6 December:

Gangsters: America's Most Evil (Reelz, season 2)

7 December:

Hairspray Live! (NBC, live musical)

New series: Shut Eye (Hulu)

9 December:

Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Prime, season 2)

New series: Captive (Netflix)

New series: White Rabbit Project (Netflix)

15 December:

New series: The Selection: Special Operations Experiment (History)

16 December:

The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Prime, season 2)