Sunday, September 1st
ABC Fall Preview Special Presented by The Chew, special at 7pm on ABC
– The crew from ABC’s cooking show looks ahead to the network’s fall season. Of course, time will tell which premiering shows slip easily down the gullet and which may require the Heimlich maneuver.
TV’s Funniest of the Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special, special from 9 to 11pm on NBC
– Difficult as it may be to believe, some folks want to spend their Sunday nights watching something more upbeat than a show that tracks the moral decline of a cancer-stricken meth dealer. This interview- and clip-filled special showcases the rib-tickling likes of Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, I Love Lucy, The Carol Burnett Show, and Malcolm in the Middle.
MDA Show of Strength Telethon, special telethon event from 9 to 11pm on ABC
– Ryan Seacrest, Backstreet Boys, Matthew Morrison, Luke Bryan, and Paula Abdul are among the stars set to appear at this year’s Muscular Dystrophy Association bash.
Monday, September 2nd
Tamra’s OC Wedding, series premiere at 8pm on Bravo
– The couple, who got engaged last year in beautiful Bora Bora, will let viewers in on all of the festivities leading up to the big day — from a joint Las Vegas bachelor and bachelorette party to Tamra’s dress fittings for her three custom-made dresses to the couple planning for the big day with their wedding coordinator. With only a few weeks to go, the pressure is on to pull off this fairy tale wedding, as Tamra balances running her own business, dealing with both sides of the family, and maintaining the peace amongst her boisterous fellow Housewives.
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, comedy special from 10 to 11:30pm on Comedy Central
– The overbearingly versatile James Franco is poised to withstand the verbal slings and arrows of comedians and costars. Of course, it could just be yet another performance-art piece, but one thing’s for sure: Marina Abramovic can tell a mean fart joke.
Tuesday, September 3rd
My Big Fat Revenge, series premiere at 9pm on Oxygen
– Oxygen gives women a life-changing opportunity of transformation and retribution in this empowering new docu-series. After being discounted, humiliated, and rejected because of their weight, these women are ready to take control of their lives, put their painful pasts behind them, and finally stand up to the people who inflicted the hurt. From the girl whose boyfriend proposed with a ring two sizes too small to the girl who was tormented about her size by her childhood dance instructor, these women will get the ultimate chance to get healthy, change their lives for the better, and teach their former offenders the lesson of a lifetime. With an eye for an eye approach, these ex-boyfriends, former classmates and even family members will get a taste of their own medicine as they’re set up on blind dates, auditions, and nightmare jobs to experience what they put their offenders through. For these transformed women, this is their golden opportunity to settle their scores and hopefully get the apologies they deserve.
Cold Justice, series premiere at 10pm on TNT
– In small towns across America, cases involving violent crimes can often go cold because of a lack of funding, resources and state-of-the-art forensic technology. With the right resources, though, it is possible that many of these cold cases can be re-opened and solved, bringing dangerous criminals to justice and providing closure for the families of their victims. In TNT’s Cold Justice, Kelly Siegler, a former Texas prosecutor for 21 years who has successfully tried 68 murder cases, and Yolanda McClary, a former crime scene investigator who worked more than 7,000 cases in her 26 years on the Las Vegas Police Department, are putting their vast knowledge and experience to work helping local law-enforcement officers and families of violent-crime victims get to the truth. With a fresh set of eyes on old evidence, superior interrogation skills and access to advanced DNA technology and lab testing, Siegler and McClary are determined to bring about a legal and emotional resolution. Taking on a different unsolved crime each week, they will carefully re-examine evidence, question suspects and witnesses, and chase down leads in an attempt to solve cases that would have otherwise remained cold indefinitely.
Wednesday, September 4th
The League, season premiere at 10:30pm on FXX
– Moving to a brand new night on its new network, FXX, the critically acclaimed comedy series The League returns for its 5th season. To be a fan of The League, you don’t need to know much about fantasy football, or sports at all. You just need to have friends that you hate. The ensemble comedy follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another – so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other’s lives miserable.
Thursday, September 5th
NBC Sunday Night Football, season premiere from 8:30 to 11pm on NBC
– Two groups of stalwart men will compete for the possession—and conveyance—of a midsize leather ovoid!
Hello Ross, series premiere at 10pm on E!
Ross Matthews has logged so many hours on talk shows that is only makes sense that he finally has one of his own. Matthews first charmed late-night audiences as Ross the Intern on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and as a regular guest on Chelsea Lately. Matthew promises that Hello Ross—the tagline for which is “hardcore fan-on-fan action”—will focus just as much on fans as on celebrities, connecting with viewers via social media. And Matthews isn’t afraid to go old school to encourage interaction: “I’m in the audience like Oprah used to be before she got tired and sat down.”
Saturday, September 7th
Six Little McGhees, season premiere at 10pm on OWN
– Six Little McGhees follows the inspirational lives of Mia and Rozonno McGhee as they juggle marriage, a family business, and six adorable toddlers! High school sweethearts who banded together to rise above their impoverished roots, Mia and Ro never imagined that they would be blessed with Columbus, Ohio’s first sextuplets. Together, with an unconventional army of volunteers, they prove that with a lot of love and a little support, anyone can beat the odds. From sun up to sun down, cameras document each busy day as the McGhees navigate life with six babies and a small entourage of helpers. And with the terrible two’s fast approaching, the trouble has just begun.