The 1946–47 United States network television schedule was nominally from September of 1946 to the spring of 1947, but scheduling ideas were still being worked out and did not follow modern standards.
This was the first "network television season" in the United States, and only NBC and DuMont operated networks, though other companies—including Mutual, Paramount, CBS, and ABC—had plans to enter the medium. Although experimental broadcasting had begun in the 1930s and television stations had been commercially licensed beginning in 1941, it was not until 1946 that coaxial cable connections allowed stations to share the same program schedules. Even then, only a few cities on the East Coast were connected.
New fall series that made their debuts between September and November are highlighted in bold.
Virtually no broadcasts made during this season exist in any archive, since methods of recording television programs, such as kinescopes, had not yet been invented.