NOVA

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NOVA
NOVA-title.jpg
Premiere March 3, 1974
Finale
Airs Wednesdays at 9PM
Creator
Network PBS
Style 60-minute documentary
Company WGBH
Seasons 40
Episodes 698 (through season 39)
Status Currently airing season 40
Origin USA

NOVA is a very popular and long-running documentary series. The show has a spinoff called NOVA scienceNOW.

Contents

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
PBS
Season One March 3, 1974 May 26, 1974 13
Season Two November 3, 1974 April 6, 1975 17
Season Three January 4, 1976 June 27, 1976 20
Season Four January 5, 1977 June 29, 1977 19
Season Five January 4, 1978 June 28, 1978 21
Season Six January 4, 1979 March 29, 1979 10
Season Seven October 2, 1979 March 25, 1980 17
Season Eight September 30, 1980 March 17, 1981 21
Season Nine August 28, 1981 March 28, 1982 21
Season Ten October 12, 1982 March 29, 1983 15
Season Eleven October 11, 1983 April 3, 1984 22
Season Twelve October 16, 1984 March 19, 1985 22
Season Thirteen October 8, 1985 March 25, 1986 20
Season Fourteen October 14, 1986 April 7, 1987 20
Season Fifteen October 6, 1987 April 5, 1988 20
Season Sixteen September 6, 1988 March 28, 1989 21
Season Seventeen October 3, 1989 April 3, 1990 19
Season Eighteen October 3, 1990 March 5, 1991 21
Season Nineteen October 1, 1991 March 24, 1992 19
Season Twenty August 25, 1992 March 30, 1993 20
Season Twenty-One October 5, 1993 April 19, 1994 21
Season Twenty-Two October 11, 1994 May 23, 1995 18
Season Twenty-Three October 10, 1995 April 16, 1996 19
Season Twenty-Four October 1, 1996 April 15, 1997 20
Season Twenty-Five October 7, 1997 May 12, 1998 19
Season Twenty-Six October 6, 1998 Mar 30, 1999 19
Season Twenty-Seven July 13, 1999 May 9, 2000 16
Season Twenty-Eight October 24, 2000 April 17, 2001 16
Season Twenty-Nine October 2, 2001 May 7, 2002 17
Season Thirty September 3, 2002 April 15, 2003 16
Season Thirty-One September 30, 2003 May 4, 2004 18
Season Thirty-Two September 28, 2004 March 29, 2005 15
Season Thirty-Three September 20, 2005 April 18, 2006 16
Season Thirty-Four September 5, 2006 June 26, 2007 15
Season Thirty-Five October 9, 2007 May 20, 2008 17
Season Thirty-Six October 7, 2008 June 30, 2009 17
Season Thirty-Seven October 6, 2009 May 4, 2010 20
Season Thirty-Eight October 19, 2010 April 20, 2011
Season Thirty-Nine September 7, 2011 April 25, 2012
Season Forty October 10, 2012

In-Depth

DVD Releases

WGBH releases all new episodes on individual DVDs a few months after they first air. Many older episodes and some small thematic sets are also available. As a result there are several hundred NOVA DVD releases. For a complete list of all released DVDs and VHSs see the WGBH NOVA shop link in the external sites section below. The releases can be sorted by name and by topic area in the shop.

External Sites