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Bones, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

– Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) finally tied the knot. But their happiness was short-lived, with a government plot leading to Booth’s arrest in the finale. The 10th season opens with everyone trying to clear him and end the conspiracy.

Grey’s Anatomy, season premiere at 8pm on ABC

– Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) has a tough year ahead after telling Derek (Patrick Dempsey) in last season’s finale that she won’t move to D.C. The have to find a way to work this out where neither of them is going to resent the other. Mer might change her mind about moving once she learns the new cardio hotshot Maggie (Kellie McCreary) is her half sister. Its one thing to be surpassed by Cristina, it’s another to be faced with another one of your mother’s progenies, and have her be younger, further ahead, and possibly more talented than you—and have it make you question who you are. In other big news at Grey Sloan, Geena Davis will join the team as a confident surgeon. Snagging the Oscar winner was a coup that surprised the all-powerful Rhimes.

Scandal, season premiere at 9pm on ABC

– When we last left OPA, Jake killed James and others in the name of B613, which is, indeed, brought down by Olivia until her dad reclaimed his Command position. Jake gave David the proof he needs to take them down again. Fitz won the election after a calculated tragedy orchestrated by Olivia’s dad takes his son. He can’t be with Olivia, who has left her post as head of OPA to fly off into the unknown with Jake by her side, all as her father has planed.

How to Get Away With Murder, series premiere at 10pm on ABC

– The brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating gets entangled with four law students from her class How to Get Away with Murder. Little do they know that they will have to apply what they learned to real life, in this masterful, sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller.

Parenthood, season premiere at 10pm on NBC

– Over five seasons, the Bravermans dealt with pretty much every family issue imaginable, from illness to infidelity. But before they finish their final year, they will have to big farewell to one of their own. While the last chapter will also include more joyful milestones like a pregnancy, don’t hold your breath for a perfectly happy ending.

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Sunday, September 15th

Liv and Maddie, series premiere at 8pm on Disney

– Like a Disney version of Tatiana Maslany, Dove Cameron is tasked with playing both of the wildly different title characters on this teen twin-sister sitcom: Liv, a narcissistic Hollywood starlet who recently returned home to Wisconsin, and Maddie, a no-frills athlete. Cameron possesses all the spunk and talent of the Demis and Selenas before her, and Jessica Garcia plays the most endearing G-rated high school tough since The Facts of Life’s Jo Polniaczek.

Foyle’s War, season premiere at 9pm on PBS

– Set along the South Coast of England in the 1940s, Foyle’s War stars Michael Kitchen as Christopher Foyle, the straightforward sleuth who fights his own battles on the home front while war rages across Europe — that is, until now. The war in Europe is over, and Foyle hopes his crime-fighting days are too. But murder knows no respite in the seaside town of Hastings, and the unflappable chief must solve a trio of his most challenging cases yet.

The 2014 Miss America Competition, special from 9 to 11pm on ABC

– Lara Spencer, the lifestyle anchor for ABC News’ Good Morning America, and The Bachelor host Chris Harrison will co-host the competition airing live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Monday, September 16th

Dancing With the Stars, season premiere at 8pm on ABC

– Dancing with the Stars returns for its 17th season with a brand new format, a new cast, great dancing, and musical performances from top recording artists. Dancing with the Stars shakes things up by transitioning to a one night, two-hour format. Combining the best elements of the show every Monday, Dancing with the Stars will continue to feature competitive dance, dynamic group performances and musical guests, all while climaxing to a dramatic elimination. Each week viewers vote for their favorite dancing performance. Each couple will be eliminated at the end of each episode by combining the judges’ scores of that night, along with the public votes from the previous week, which will determine who gets eliminated every Monday night.

Meet the Cast:
BILL ENGVALL joins first time professional partner EMMA SLATER
BILL NYE joins first time professional partner TYNE STECKLEIN
NICOLE “SNOOKI” POLIZZI joins first time professional partner SASHA FARBER

Bones, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

– At the conclusion of Season Eight, tech genius and serial killer Christopher Pelant (guest star Andrew Leeds) once again returned to toy with the Jeffersonian team, orchestrating a string ofmurders, all of which involved FBI agents with close ties to Booth. Pelant then set his aim on Sweets, while the team raced to reach Sweets before Pelant did. With Booth having become one of Pelant’s potential targets, Brennan found herself re-evaluating their relationship, resulting in a marriage proposal that Booth happily accepted. But a call from Pelant brought those plans to an endwhen he threatened Booth and forced him to secretly trade his nuptials for the lives of innocent people. Season Nine will begin with Brennan unable to make peace with Booth’s apparent rejection, remaining unaware of his pact with Pelant. She will question the viability of their relationship, while Booth will be forced to win back her trust without ever revealing the reason for turning her down. If Brennan’s love for him is to survive, Booth ultimately concludes that Pelant must die – a moral conundrum with which he will wrestle throughout the season.

Sleepy Hollow, series premiere at 9pm on FOX

– Welcome to Sleepy Hollow, the thrilling new mystery-adventure drama from co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (the “Star Trek” and “Transformers” franchises and Fringe). In this modern-day twist on Washington Irving’s classic, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous Headless Horseman who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the beginning, as the resurrected rider is but the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and only one of the many formidable foes that Ichabod must face to protect not only Sleepy Hollow, but the world. As Ichabod finds himself in 2013’s Sleepy Hollow, he discovers a town he no longer recognizes and grapples to understand. Teaming up with Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), a young cop who has her own supernatural experiences, the two embark on a mission to stop the evil that has awoken along with Ichabod and that now is seeping into this once-sleepy town. Ripe with untold stories from American history and cloaked in mythology, the divide between present and past becomes dangerously blurred. Lives are in the balance, including that of Ichabod’s late wife, Katrina (Katia Winter, Dexter), who is trapped in a mysterious netherworld. Not everyone believes Ichabod’s tales of 1776 and supernatural evils, especially the new head of Abbie’s police precinct, Captain Frank Irving (Orlando Jones, “The Chicago 8,” “Drumline”). When faced with bizarre events he can’t explain, Capt. Irving reluctantly turns to Ichabod and Abbie to investigate.

Tuesday, September 17th

Dads, series premiere at 8pm on FOX

– From Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, the creatively outrageous minds behind “Ted,” and Family Guy, Dads explores the often treacherous terrain of the father-son landscape. The multi-camera comedy series follows two successful guys – and childhood best friends – now in their mid-30s, whose relatively stable lives get turned upside down when their inappropriate and pain-in-the-neck patriarchs move in. Eli (Seth Green, Family Guy, Robot Chicken) and Warner (Giovanni Ribisi, My Name is Earl, “Ted,” “Avatar”) are lifelong best friends and the co-founders of Ghost Child Games, a successful video game company. Warner, married with two kids, is a bundle of nerves, as he tries to balance his career with his home life. He and Eli came up with the idea for the gaming company while stoned in college, and Eli has remained stoned ever since. Although Warner and Eli are at very different places in their lives, they are so close, their friendship often seems more like a marriage. And that relationship is more complicated now, as their dads invade their lives. Warner’s neuroses likely stem from having grown up in a family whose fortunes fluctuated wildly from year to year, due to the failed get-rich-quick schemes of his father, Crawford (Martin Mull, Two and a Half Men). Now that Crawford has moved in, Camila (Vanessa Lachey, True Beauty, “Disaster Movie”), Warner’s matter-of-fact and beautiful wife, is constantly trying to get Warner to confront his father, but Warner can’t seem to work up the courage to do so. Eli’s dad, David (Peter Riegert, The Good Wife, The Sopranos), is a towering monument to negativity who has spent his life jumping from relationship to relationship. Equal parts cheap and cranky, David relishes disappointment and has always prepared his son for it. The invasion of the Dads will give these friends and business partners their biggest challenge yet. Between dubious schemes, passive-aggressive busy-bodying and light kissing-on-the-lips, will these beleaguered sons be able to hold the line in the face of two massive game-changers?

Latino Americans, documentary miniseries premiere at 8pm on PBS

– This three-part six-hour documentary is the first major docu-series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. The changing and yet repeating context of American history provides a backdrop for the drama of individual lives. It is a story of immigration and redemption, of anguish and celebration, of the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects and empowers millions of people today.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, series premiere at 8:30pm on FOX

– From the writer and producers of Parks and Recreation, and starring Emmy Award winners Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live) and Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age), Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a new single-camera ensemble comedy about what happens when a talented, but carefree, detective and his diverse group of colleagues get a new captain with a lot to prove. Detective Jake Peralta (Samberg) is gifted enough that he’s never had to work too hard or follow the rules too closely. Perhaps because he has the best arrest record among his colleagues, he’s been enabled – if not indulged – throughout his entire career. That is, until the precinct gets a new commanding officer, Captain Ray Holt (Braugher). Captain Holt believes in rules and regulations, two concepts that have long been overlooked by the detectives in the 99th precinct. Jake’s colleagues are a brilliant and capable bunch, but lack a certain level of discipline and leadership. They compete with each other, annoy each other, gossip and flirt, but at the end of the day, they have each other’s backs. Together, they interrogate suspects, arrest perps and solve murders. But, ultimately, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a workplace comedy that’s not really about the job. It’s about the men and women behind the badge – singing karaoke, grabbing a beer, and dabbling in each other’s personal lives– all while protecting the fine people of Brooklyn.

I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding, series premiere at 9pm on Bravo

I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding proves that the second time around is a charm as the new spin-off reality series features the nuptials of former spouses NeNe and Gregg Leakes. Fans have gotten up close and personal with the couple during The Real Housewives of Atlanta, watching their happy marriage, devastating divorce, and romantic reconnection. The stars align as the Leakes are ready to tie the knot once again in an extravagant wedding fit for a larger-than-life personality like NeNe. Each episode follows NeNe as she plans the wedding of a lifetime and puts her team of experts to the test in executing her dream vision. Alongside NeNe is her bridal party, including Cynthia Baileyand Marlo Hampton, who bring a fair share of drama and fabulousness to the classy affair.

New Girl, season premiere at 9pm on FOX

– Taking a modern look at friendship and romance, FOX’s hit comedy New Girl breezes into its upcoming third season as it follows a group of five friends, their somewhat interconnected romantic exploits and their often hilariously misguided attempts to find their respective places in the world. As the series concluded its second season, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) ultimately gave into their mutual attraction and decided to take their relationship to the next level. Schmidt (Max Greenfield) desperately tried to win back Cece (Hannah Simone), after breaking off his romance with her, and his efforts were rewarded, when Cece called off her wedding. Meanwhile, Winston (Lamorne Morris), seemingly the most grounded of the loftmates, slowly revealed cracks in his calm, cool and collected façade. In the upcoming third season, Jess and Nick will go “all-in” on their relationship, but they will have to overcome some major obstacles, not the least of which just might be Schmidt. Following Cece’s aborted wedding, Schmidt finds himself unable to choose between Cece and Elizabeth (guest star Merritt Wever) and deals with it in the “Schmidt-iest” way possible. Also, Winston reconnects with Coach (guest star Damon Wayans, Jr.) bringing him back into the loft when one of the roommates moves out.

The Mindy Project, season premiere at 9:30pm on FOX

– The hit sophomore comedy series created by and starring Emmy Award-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling (The Office) follows a skilled OB/GYN trying to balance both her personal and professional life. Dr. Mindy Lahiri (Kaling) is a talented obstetrician with a hectic personal life, who struggles to find the right guy, the right outfit and the right attitude. Mindy shares a practice with two doctors, neither of whom makes life any easier for her. Dr. Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) is a hothead and a guys’ guy who criticizes her for everything, including her struggling love life and her lack of professionalism. In contrast, Dr. Jeremy Reed (Ed Weeks) is the walking definition of bad news, and everything comes easy to this suave skinny jean-wearing Brit. Rounding out the medical staff is male nurse Morgan Tookers (Ike Barinholtz), a reformed ex-con with a heart of gold who, despite his best intentions, always seems to land himself in trouble; the hospital’s resident cheerleader, Betsy Putch (Zoe Jarman), a young, earnest and easily excitable receptionist; the grumpy and absent-minded nurse Beverly (Beth Grant); and the newest addition to the nurse station, Tamra (Xosha Roquemore), a girl who would rather dish gossip and dole out beauty tips than do anything resembling work. Having traveled to Haiti at the end of Season One, Mindy returns from her volunteer mission hoping to save the practice from disarray, but finds that the office has gotten along fine without her, thank you very much. Danny has brought in a new physician, Dr. Paul Leotard (guest star James Franco, “This is the End,” “127 Hours”), who has taken over Mindy’s office. Meanwhile, Jeremy begins to play a bigger role in the practice and Morgan is spending his spare time saving dogs.

Wednesday, September 18th

Survivor: Blood vs. Water, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

– The fall edition of Survivor, themed “Blood vs. Water,” will feature former players competing with – and ultimately against – their loved ones who share the same goal: to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor. Will the returnees use their prior experience in the game to help their partners or will they leave their relatives alone to fend for themselves? Alliances and relationships will be tested and bonds will be broken when mothers, daughters, brothers, spouses and partners vie against each other in the ultimate competition, raising the question: which is thicker – Blood or Water? This edition of Survivor will feature the return of Redemption Island, where castaways who have been eliminated from the game can seek redemption and return for a chance to win the million-dollar prize.  The twist this season, however, is loved ones will be forced to choose whether to “save” their partner on Redemption Island and switch places with them, thus allowing their loved one to immediately re-enter the game, or leave them in exile to survive on their own.

Friday, September 20th

Shark Tank, season premiere at 9pm on ABC

– The critically-acclaimed business-themed show, Shark Tank, has the Sharks continuing the search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. The Sharks – tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons – will once again give budding entrepreneurs the chance to make their dreams come true and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires. They are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; “Queen of QVC” Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary.

Saturday, September 21st

2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, live awards show from 9 to 11pm on FXX

– The Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, traditionally held the weekend before the live Primetime Emmys telecast, are largely dedicated to key technical disciplines and behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production: art direction, cinematography, hairstyling, makeup, music, picture editing, sound editing and mixing, special visual effects, stunts and more.

Sunday, September 16th

Boardwalk Empire, season premiere at 9pm on HBO

Monday, September 17th

Bones, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

The Mob Doctor, series premiere at 9pm on FOX

Be Good Johnny Weir, season premiere at 10pm on Logo

Revolution, series premiere at 10pm on NBC

Tuesday, September 18th

Death and the Civil War, miniseries premiere at 9pm on PBS

Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time With Barbara Walters, 2-hour special at 9pm on ABC

Wednesday, September 19th

Survivor: Philippines, season premiere from 8pm to 9:30pm on CBS

South Beach Tow, season premiere at 9:30pm on truTV

Thursday, September 20th

SNL Primetime Election Special, special at 8pm on NBC

– The very popular election-themed special scored massive ratings and memorable skits four years ago when Fey did Palin. Expect more of those great gems this week and the following in this 2-part special.

Up All Night, season premiere at 8:30pm on NBC

The Office, season premiere at 9pm on NBC

Parks & Recreation, season premiere at 9:30pm on NBC

Sunday, April 1st

The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award, live awards show from 8 to 11pm on CBS

– Not to be confused with the CMAs, the ACAs, or the CMT Awards, the ACMs are a standout in an overpopulated field of country-music awards shows. Returning hosts Reba McEntire and the adorable Black Shelton will introduce performances by Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and Toby Keith. The fan-voted New Artist of the Year category is boys only with Nashville wunderkind Hunter Hayes up against American Idol winner Scott McCreery and rocker Brantley Gilbert.

The Killing, 2-hour season premiere at 8pm on AMC

– The Killing is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. This sophomore drama series ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victim’s grieving family, and the suspects. Set in Seattle, the story also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the case. As the series unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they’ve moved on, their past isn’t done with them. This hit drama series turned into the most-hated-series when its season 1 finale failed to actually close the case on the Rosie Larsen murder, dragging the story out for a whole second season. So are you willing to give it another chance after possibly the biggest tease and letdown in TV history? Gripping storytelling, superb writing and compelling acting have me coming back for more.

Great Expectations, 2-hour miniseries premiere at 8pm on PBS

– The two-part miniseries Great Expectations celebrates Charles Dickens in the year that marks the bicentenary of his birth. Pip, an orphan boy, meets an escaped convict, a mentally unhinged rich woman, and a bewitching girl, and is bestowed great expectations of wealth from a mysterious patron. Starring Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) as Miss Havisham, one of Dickens’ most haunting and enduring creations, Great Expectations unites renowned actors David Suchet and Ray Winstone with emerging talents Douglas Booth and Vanessa Kirby.

Game of Thrones, season premiere at 9pm on HBO

– I have literally been counting the days until this premiere because this is hands-down my favorite show on TV by a long shot. HBO’s hit fantasy series based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling novel series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ returns for a second season that promises dragons, epic battles, more sex, and beautiful landscapes (Dubrovnik, Croatia is standing in for King’s Landing! Meanwhile, the crew actually ventured to Iceland to represent a truly brutal icy glacier north of The Wall). This season, five people battle to lay claim to the Iron Throne after King Robert Baratheon’s passing. Fueled by his father, King Robert’s hand, Ned Stark’s beheading by the order of the increasingly unreasonable King Joffrey, Robb Stark leads his army of the North to war to seize the Iron Throne from the illegitimate son of the Queen Cersei and her twin brother, the currently imprisoned Jaime Lannister. Tywin Lannister, Cersei and Jaime’s father and the richest man in the seven kingdoms, sends his armies to battle Stark’s army and to capture Jaime. Officially the King’s Hand, Tywin assigns the position to his clever dwarf son Tyrion (the Emmy-award winning Peter Dinklage) while he wages war against Robb Stark. Fans can look forward to more screen time from fan favorite Tyrion as he joins his sister in King’s Landing and becomes her new confidant as they try to control her power-hungry son. Meanwhile, the two younger brothers of deceased King Robert, Renly and Stannis, battle against each other to claim they are next in line to rule the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen, the daughter of the Mad King who was betrayed and slaughtered by Jamie, is still heartbroken over losing her unborn baby and her Dothraki husband Drogo, but her loss has made her strong and determined to take her rightful seat at the Iron Throne. This season, Daenerys, a khal in her own right after emerging unscathed from a burning fire with three newborn dragons, leads a small but faithful group of Dothraki soldiers through the desert while her dragons grow large enough for her to take the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, the handsome and honorable Jon Snow, Ned Stark’s bastard son, commits himself fully to the Night’s Watch as the coming of a long winter summons The White Walkers to attack the kingdoms, forcing Snow and the watchmen to venture north of The Wall to seek out and destroy The White Walkers. With all this and even more that I didn’t have space to elaborate on, it’s impossible to not be excited about this increasingly popular series that does not cease to amaze.

Wicked Tuna, series premieres at 10pm on National Geographic

– Fishing is a hard life, and harder with bluefin stocks depleted. In Gloucester, Massachusetts, there’s a special breed of fishermen. For generations they’ve used rod and reel to catch the elusive bluefin tuna. They depend on these fish for their livelihood, and the competition is brutal. Over the next 10 weeks, the most skilled fishermen will set out in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic in hopes of catching the valuable bluefin tuna. When one bluefin can bring in as much as $20,000—they’ll do whatever it takes to hook up.

Monday, April 2nd

Adventure Time, season premiere at 7:30pm on Cartoon Network

– The series follows the adventures of Finn, a silly kid who wants to become a great hero one day. He might not look too tough, but if there’s evil around, he’ll slay it. That’s his deal. His best friend is Jake, a dog with magical powers. Finn and Jake live in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo. Ward describes Finn as a fiery little kid with strong morals, while Jake is based on Bill Murray’s character in the movie Meatballs.

Bones, midseason premiere at 8pm on FOX

– This darkly amusing procedural picking up after its three-month hiatus due to the star’s real-life pregnancy, is inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs. Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and writes novels on the side. When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless (when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed), law enforcement calls on Brennan for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim’s bones. While most people can’t handle Brennan’s intelligence, her drive for the truth or the way she flings herself headlong into every investigation, Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) of the FBI’s Homicide Investigations Unit is an exception. A former Army sniper, Booth mistrusts science and scientists – the “squints,” as he calls them – who pore over the physical evidence of a crime. But even he cannot deny that the combination of his people-smarts and Brennan’s scientific acumen makes them a formidable duo. When we last saw Brennan and Booth three months ago, they were grappling with the issues surrounding the upcoming birth of their child – all while continuing to deal with a series of gruesome and baffling crimes. Still seeing the world from radically different perspectives, they are at odds over plans for the upcoming birth of their daughter…typical.

Tuesday, April 3rd

Giuliana & Bill, season premiere at 8pm on Style Network

– The new season of the reality show starring E! News host Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill, the original Apprentince, will follow the couple as they deal with Giuliana’s breast cancer battle. Late last year, Giuliana underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. In addition to Rancic’s breast cancer, the season will feature Bill attempting to cope with the couple’s new houseguests, in-laws parents Anna and Eduardo, and the couple’s restaurant opening in Chicago.

Savage U, series premiere at 11pm on MTV

– Dan Savage, sex-advice columnist extraordinaire, is joining forces with MTV on a cross-country tour – visiting college campuses and answering students’ most personal questions about sex, dating, and relationships. Savage U follows Dan as he drives into university towns across the U.S. answering ANY question with humor and brutal honesty. Along with his trusty sidekick, Lauren, and his popular Q&A lecture, Dan will hit the streets of each campus, ready to get a real feel for what makes each school’s sex and relationship culture unique. From the student center to nighttime hot spots, Dan will talk to students about what really goes on between the stacks, who’s hooking up and who’s holding back. And he’ll give one-on-one advice and listen to students’ unique questions, concerns, and curiosities about sex and relationships. From the serious to the silly — no topic is taboo, too kinky or too conservative.

Wednesday, April 4th

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

– Forget everything you thought you knew about the older generation. Betty White’s Off Their Rockers takes senior stereotypes and blows them out of the water with a cast of sassy septuagenarians who are hip, sexy and ready to party! America’s favorite comedy sweetheart sends a fearless band of senior citizens to the streets to pull shockingly hilarious pranks on the younger generation in this outrageously funny “hidden camera” show unlike anything viewers have ever seen. In the vein of the recently resurrected Punk’d, the show delivers cleverly-crafted comedic stunts, candid moments and priceless reactions captured by hidden cameras. Sassy seniors are on a mission, targeting unsuspecting young “marks” with their irreverent behavior, from asking a young girl in a mall to sign a petition banning ugly people from reproducing to having an older woman proposition a young man at an airport gate to join her in the “mile high” club. White, a seven-time Emmy Award winner, stars in and executive produces the series. The inimitable and charming White will be featured in brazenly funny sketches, providing saucy commentary between the pranks and sharing her engaging, comical pearls of wisdom. Turning 90 years old in January 2012, White remains one of the busiest – and funniest – actresses in Hollywood,

Best Friends Forever, series premiere at 8:30pm on NBC

– NBC’s new comedy named after a 4th grader’s common phrase is about old friends, new beginnings and awkward situations. Jessica St. Clair (“Bridesmaids”) and Lennon Parham (Accidentally on Purpose) star as Jessica and Lennon, best friends who live on opposite sides of the country with the men in their lives. When Jessica is overnighted divorce papers, Lennon convinces her to return home to Brooklyn and back into the apartment they used to share. It doesn’t take long for the girls to fall into old habits: movie marathons and late night girl talk sessions – none of which is good news for Lennon’s live-in boyfriend, Joe (Luka Jones, Upright Citizens Brigade). Joe tries to be understanding but begins to feel like a stranger in his own home. Meanwhile, Jessica is trying to get used to her new single life.

Toddlers & Tiaras, season premiere at 10pm on TLC

– TLC’s brazen reality series whose real-life controversy over dressing a child in a “Pretty Woman” hooker costume was the inspiration for last week’s What Would You Do? is back for more drama. On any given weekend, on stages across the country, little girls and boys parade around wearing makeup, false eyelashes, spray tans and fake hair to be judged on their beauty, personality and costumes. Toddlers and Tiaras follows families on their quest for sparkly crowns, big titles, and lots of cash. The preparation is intense as it gets down to the final week before the pageant. From hair and nail appointments, to finishing touches on gowns and suits, to numerous coaching sessions or rehearsals, each child preps for their performance. But once at the pageant, it’s all up to the judges and drama ensues when every parent wants to prove that their child is beautiful.

Thursday, April 5th

Scandal, series premiere at 10pm on ABC

– From the creator and executive producers of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff. A former media relations consultant to the President, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nation’s elite. After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter—both professionally and personally—but she can’t seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly it becomes apparent that her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can’t quite fix the ones closest at hand— their own.

Friday, April 6th

Magic City, series premiere at 10pm on Starz

– Miami Beach, 1959. As Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Grey’s Anatomy) rings in the New Year at his luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, Havana falls to Castro’s rebels. It’s a turbulent time in Miami, but it’s THE place to be. The Kennedys, the mob and the CIA all hold court here. And Ike, he’s the star of his hotel. But everything comes at a price. To finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben “The Butcher” Diamond. Ike’s wife Vera, a former showgirl, and his three kids think he’s an honorable man, but he can’t break his pact with the devil. His life is a façade. In fact, nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems. By day, it’s diving clowns and cha-cha lessons.  By night, escorts have secret liaisons with husbands in the family cabanas, while Miami’s seedier residents and the law drift together to hear legendary singers, musicians and comics. As Ike’s world threatens to implode, he fights for his family, and the Miramar Playa, in Magic City.

Sunday, October 30th

Allen Gregory, series premiere at 8:30pm on FOX

– This new animated series tells the story of one of the most pretentious 7-year-olds of our time. When he looks in the mirror, Allen Gregory De Longpre doesn’t see a child. He sees a young man who is intelligent, sophisticated, worldly, artistic and romantic – characteristics he inherited from his doting father, Richard. The pair share an extraordinary father-son bond – a bond that is sometimes annoyingly interrupted by Richard’s life partner, Jeremy, for whom Gregory has minimal respect, if any at all. They live together in a stunning architectural loft, along with Julie, Allen Gregory’s adopted Cambodian sister. Gregory is about to embark on his greatest challenge yet: attending elementary school with children his own age.

The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, series premiere at 9pm on Food Network

– The competing super chefs on the fourth season of the Food Network cooking competition series consist of many famous names in the Food Network circuit: Anne Burrell, Marcus Samuelsson, Geoffrey Zakarian, Spike Mendelsohn, Beau MacMillan, Elizabeth Falkner, Alex Guarnaschelli, Chuck Hughes, Robert Irvine and Michael Chiarello. The judges’ panel includes host Brown, returning judges Michael Symon and Simon Majumdar, and newbie judge, Judy Joo. In the season premiere of The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, the 10 Chefs are brought to the middle of nowhere and their primal instincts are put to the test with a suckling pig. Split into five teams, the chefs are given the most basic tools to create build their own cooking stations before creating their Iron Chef worthy dishes. At the end, one will be sent home, losing his or her chance of being declared The Next Iron Chef.

Monday, October 31st

Rock Center With Brian Williams, series premiere at 10pm on NBC

– Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of America’s leading evening newscast NBC Nightly News, spearheads an eye-opening new primetime newsmagazine. Drawing on the unparalleled strength of America’s premier news organization, the program will be an exciting showcase for journalistic excellence. Top correspondents and trusted anchors from NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC will all be tapped to contribute their formidable talents. The live broadcast will be built around the day’s biggest and most interesting events, meaningful and in-depth stories, and timely newsmaker interviews. In addition to the innovative primetime television program, there will be a groundbreaking, constantly evolving on-line edition of the magazine. Provocative, illuminating and agenda-setting – the hour will not only focus on who and what America is talking about, but will also introduce them to the people and the topics that they will be talking about.

Tuesday, November 1st

Covert Affairs, midseason premiere at 10pm on USA

– The show picks up where it left off in the summer finale: after convincing a Chinese scientist, Shen Yue, to defect to the United States, young CIA operative Annie Walker was given a big opportunity: to run point on Shen’s extraction while he was in Washington D.C. But the operation became complicated, when Shen was rushed to the hospital and Annie discovered he was poisoned with radiation and is slowly dying. Afraid of exposing her sister Danielle and her kids, with whom she lives, to possible radiation, Annie told her sister not to return home. This only hastens the inevitable conversation Annie must have with Danielle, finally revealing that she is a covert officer of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Wednesday, November 2nd

Top Chef, season premiere at 10pm on Bravo

– It’s a whole new ballgame for the competing chefs on Bravo’s Top Chef: Texas. For the first-time ever, season nine will boast a record 29 chefs – almost double the amount of chefs in season’s past – who will see if they have what it takes to become an official cheftestant and qualify to wear the Top Chef coat. Only 16 will go on to compete across the Lone Star State — in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. In what will prove to be the most challenging season yet, some of the biggest names in food, music, and entertainment including Charlize Theron, Pee-wee Herman, Cat Cora, John Besh, Tim Love, Patti LaBelle will be featured this season on Top Chef: Texas. Returning to the Judges’ Table is host Padma Lakshmi and head judge, chef Tom Colicchio, alongside judges Gail Simmons and new this season, famed chef and restaurateur Emeril Lagasse and critically-acclaimed chef Hugh Acheson.  

Thursday, November 3rd

Bones, season premiere at 9pm on FOX

– Bones, a darkly amusing procedural entering its seventh season, is inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs. Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and writes novels on the side. When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless (when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed), law enforcement calls on Brennan for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim’s bones. While most people can’t handle Brennan’s intelligence, her drive for the truth or the way she flings herself headlong into every investigation, Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) of the FBI’s Homicide Investigations Unit is an exception. A former Army sniper, Booth mistrusts science and scientists – the “squints,” as he calls them – who pore over the physical evidence of a crime. But even he cannot deny that the combination of his people-smarts and Brennan’s scientific acumen makes them a formidable duo. In last season’s final episode, Brennan stunned Booth when she revealed the news that she was pregnant with his child. In the Season Seven premiere, we pick up with the new couple well into Brennan’s pregnancy. Still seeing the world from radically different perspectives, Booth and Brennan grapple with the issues surrounding the upcoming birth of their child – all while continuing to deal with a series of gruesome and baffling crimes. And this season brings more than a baby. Our team will also have to contend with a nefarious tech-savvy foe who uses his unparalleled skills to challenge Booth, Brennan and the squints to solve a string of murders designed to embarrass and humiliate them.

Burn Notice, midseason premiere at 10pm on USA

– The USA original action series about burned spy Michael Weston who tries to clear his name and find the person who burned him returns for its midseason premiere after a shocking summer finale that answered a big question, but not to Michael’s liking. In the finale, with all evidence pointing to him, Michael had to perform a desperate act in order to clear his name as Max’s murderer, which he successfully accomplished but not without getting on Agent Pearce’s bad side. And in a bit of bad timing, Larry, who recently escaped an Albanian prison, returns with a job for Michael and he won’t take “no” as an answer. He’s come to Michael for help stealing sensitive documents from a British consulate. To facilitate the job, Larry has kidnapped Anson Fullerton (Jere Burns), a Defense Intelligence Agency psychiatrist with access to the facility. If Michael doesn’t cooperate with Larry, Larry will detonate a bomb that he’s strapped to Anson’s wife, which he does prematurely anyway. Michael gets the documents and when Larry tries to kill him, Sam and Fiona come to the rescue. It appeared everything was resolved, but the finale ended with a big twist as Anson revealed he was the one that hired Larry for the job and staged his own kidnapping, even faking his wife’s murder (it wasn’t really his wife but rather a mere stranger who was burned to death in the explosion). Anson goes on to tell Michael he is the person Michael has been tracking down all these years whose trail went cold…that’s right, he is the leader of the organization that burned Michael. Furthermore, Anson is now holding all the cards as he has information on Michael that will compromise his position with the CIA so Anson demands Michael work for him. The midseason premiere finds Michael and Fiona heading to Puerto Rico to abduct a financial hacker whose software they need for Anson. Of course, the job turns out not to be a simple one.

Call Me Fitz, season premiere at 9:30pm on DirecTV

– Beverly Hills 90210 star Jason Priestley makes his big comeback to the small screen in this hit Canadian dark comedy series. Handsome, substance-abusing used car salesman Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick torments his naïve co-workers, sleeps with any woman who has a pulse, and thinks nothing of it. Then one day, after a stunt that puts his customer in a hospital, he finally meets his conscience – in the flesh! Don’t miss this hilarious new comedy about a man who is literally forced to battle with his inner conscience – and share a desk with him.

Friday, November 4th

Bad Sex, series premiere at 9pm on Logo

– His clients’ issues range from dangerous promiscuity to clinical frigidity, from porn addiction to compulsive public sex. Their disorders are out of control, and that’s why they’ve come to noted sex specialist, Christopher Donaghue in search of help. Under his supervision, they’ll join a unique sex therapy group where they’ll finally address their deep-rooted issues around infidelity, trust, relationship intimacy and sexual addiction. The cameras will be there too, capturing these dynamic group sessions and the sometimes explosive exchanges among clients. Each episode will also feature a deeper examination of the treatment process & progress of each individual group member. Can Chris lead them away from sexual destruction & addiction, and toward healthier lives?

My Generation, series premiere at 8pm on ABC

– This new faux-documentary drama series is based on a hit Swedish show that highlights the difference ten years can make when you go from being a high school student to an adult. In 2000, a documentary crew followed a disparate group of nine high schoolers from Greenbelt High School in Austin, TX as they prepare for graduation. Ten years later, camera crews revisit these former classmates as they return home to rediscover that just because they’re not where they planned doesn’t mean they’re not right where they need to be. It’s basically like a ten-year high school reunion that is both extremely gratifying for some people and awkward/embarrassing for others. How long can this fun little reunion last? Half a season, I predict.

Bones, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

– Bones, a darkly amusing procedural entering its sixth season, is inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs. Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and writes novels on the side. When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless (when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed), law enforcement calls on Brennan for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim’s bones.While most people can’t handle Brennan’s intelligence, Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) of the FBI’s Homicide Investigations Unit is an exception. A former Army sniper, Booth mistrusts science and scientists – the “squints,” as he calls them – but even he cannot deny that the combination of his people-smarts and Brennan’s scientific acumen makes them a formidable duo. As Season Six begins, Cam finds her job as a federal medical examiner and her reputation in danger due to a stalled case involving the remains of a child on her pathology table. Also this season, Booth has moved on emotionally after he professed his love to Brennan and she rejected him, so he has entered into a serious relationship with a war correspondent who followed him back to the States from Afghanistan.

Community, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

– This marks the second, and what should be the last year at Glendale Community College and I’m already concerned as to how we’re gonna keep this hysterical group together! This hidden gem transformed from being an easy-going, why not kind of show to laugh out loud hilarious with priceless moments I still remember and bring up in daily conversations. Last season Britta and Professor Slater both declared their love for Jeff but he realized, in a total twist, that he likes Annie and planted a big smooch on her. DRAMA! Well, thankfully they’ll deal with that elephant in the season premiere. Another thing to look forward to: the most coveted woman in the entertainment industry, Betty White, guest stars as a really insane Anthropology Professor. How perfect is this—Betty White with the Community crew? I’m already laughing just thinking about how amazing this is gonna be! Also this season, Senor Chang struggles with his transition to being a student, Troy moves into Pierce’s mansion, Jeff has to face his agnosticism head-on when a friend’s relative dies, and the group enrolls in Greendale’s new space program.

The Big Bang Theory, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

– The hit comedy series performed so well last season, both in the ratings and the awards shows, that CBS felt it could stand on it’s own two feet, helping to cement a new comedy block in it’s new time slot on Thursdays competing with NBC’s comedy block. Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists, the kind of “beautiful minds” that understand how the universe works. But none of that genius helps them interact with people, especially women. All this begins to change when a free-spirited, beautiful aspiring actress named Penny moves in next door. Sheldon, Leonard’s roommate, is quite content spending his nights playing Klingon Boggle with their socially dysfunctional friends, fellow CalTech scientists Wolowitz and Koothrappali. Last season ended with Penny and Leonard breaking up and it will remain that way for now. As for Sheldon’s interesting first encounter with his female clone Amy, the sparks flew but Sheldon doesn’t have the smooth moves to woo a lady.

$#*! My Dad Says, series premiere at 8:30pm on CBS

– Bleep My Dad Says, based on the popular Twitter feed by Justin Halpern, stars Emmy Award winner William Shatner as Ed Goodson, a forthright and opinionated dad who relishes expressing his unsolicited and often wildly politically incorrect observations to anyone within earshot. Nobody is safe from Ed’s rants, including his sons, Henry (Jonathan Sadowski), a struggling writer-turned-unpaid blogger; and Vince, the meek half of a husband/wife real estate duo with domineering Bonnie. When Henry finds he can no longer afford to pay rent, Ed reveals a soft spot and invites Henry to move in with him. Henry agrees, knowing that the verbal assault will not abate and now there will be no escape. Describing their father/son relationship is tricky, but Ed will easily come up with a few choice words.

30 Rock, season premiere at 8:30pm on NBC

– Take notice of the new time slot! The multiple award-winning comedy series is told through the comedic voice of Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner Tina Fey as variety show producer Liz Lemon, and features Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin as top network executive Jack Donaghy along with Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan, the unpredictable star of Lemon’s hit variety show, “TGS with Tracy Jordan.” Lemon constantly has her hands full, juggling corporate interference from Donaghy and off-the-handle star antics from Jordan, all while attempting to salvage her own personal life. Also rounding out the cast are Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney, the co-star of “TGS”; Scott Adsit as the variety show’s producer Pete Hornberger; Jack McBrayer as Kenneth, the over-eager and effortlessly endearing NBC page; Judah Friedlander as Frank, the sardonic slacker on the writing staff; Katrina Bowden as Lemon’s young, flighty assistant, Cerie; and Keith Powell as Toofer, the sophisticated yet sarcastic Harvard-alum writer.

Grey’s Anatomy, season premiere at 9pm on ABC

– Big boss Shonda Rhimes says this year’s theme is rebirth. Everybody has to deal with the long-lasting emotional effects of the bloodbath in the riveting season finale. Meredith steps into the role of being everybody’s emotional rock, trying to help them heal while not dealing with the traumatizing events she went through, not only nearly being shot and seeing her hubby shot, but also suffering a miscarriage on that dreadful day. Meredith still hasn’t told Derek about the baby or the miscarriage and can’t bring herself to do so for a while. Derek, feeling the adrenaline rush that takes over when you come so close to death, deals with his trauma through sex, as only MerDer do best! In the season premiere (SPOILER ALERT), the show’s worst couple, Cristina and Owen, tie the knot. For real, I am not kidding. How stupid is that? Ridiculously stupid. Let’s hope there’s an annulment or divorce in the near future. Clearly the writers didn’t get the memo that me and every other viewer sent stating that Cristina and Owen’s relationship is seriously damaged, dysfunctional, and painful to watch and that she should be with new HOT doctor Jackson Avery. Alex and Lexie have to deal with whether they still have a relationship after a badly wounded and almost-dying Alex mistook Lexie for Izzie in his delirium. Rhimes says Alex will finally get the closure he and all us viewers need with Izzie, whether Heigl makes an appearance or not. Callie and Arizona’s baby drama is finally over but now they have to deal with a career-related obstacle. More drama and tears abound in this exciting new season of Grey’s, the show that just keeps on giving.

CSI, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

– Mega tween sensation Justin Bieber makes his acting debut on the season premiere of the hit crime procedural that moved in on Law & Order’s territory and spawned two spin-offs. CSI is a fast-paced drama about a team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes by, here’s a new concept for investigators, examining the evidence.  They are on the case 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery.  Catherine Willows, a hard-working single parent with a checkered past and a teenage daughter she’s raising on her own, heads the team of investigators at the Crime Lab in Las Vegas, following previous leader Gil Grissom’s departure.  The team’s other members include Dr. Raymond Langston, a former pathologist who joins the Las Vegas Crime Lab after consulting on a serial killer case; Nick Stokes, a true-blue stand-up guy who empathizes with victims via his own experiences; and Greg Sanders, the off-beat tech analyst turned field investigator.  The CSI team members also work closely with Capt. Jim Brass, the former chief, now assigned to Homicide; Dr. Albert Robbins, the ever-professional medical examiner and his assistant, David Phillips; and David Hodges and Wendy Simms, lab technicians with specialties in trace and foreign-substance analysis.

Fringe, season premiere at 9pm on FOX

– Heading into its mind-bending third season, the critically acclaimed supernatural sci-fi series with a dedicated cult following continues to explore otherworldly cases with endless impossibilities. Set in Boston, the FBI’s Fringe Division was introduced when Special Agent Olivia (Anna Torv) enlisted institutionalized “fringe” scientist Walter (John Noble) and his globe-trotting, jack-of-all-trades son, Peter (Joshua Jackson), to help in the investigation of an airline disaster that defied human logic. After the defining case was solved and revealed to be one of a series of unusual incidents linked together, the unlikely trio supervised by Special Agent Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick) and assisted by Junior Agent Astrid (Jasika Nicole) was formed. At the end of last season, FBI agent Olivia was trapped in a parallel world while her genetic doppelganger crossed over to take her place. The dimensionally swapped ladies will stay put for a whole as the show explores the differences between the two realities. Real Peter and Walter try to move on with their lives unknowingly alongside alternate Olivia while real Olivia conducts investigations in the parallel world with alternative Broyles and alternative Charlie (Kirk Acevedo).

The Office, season premiere at 9pm on NBC

– The hilarious award-winning mockumentary style comedy series enters its seventh season with a heavy heart as Steve Carell, who stars as Regional Manager Michael Scott, is leaving after this season to pursue other projects. One upside to losing Steve Carell? This season will be packed with classic Michael episodes, say the producers. A fly-on-the-wall “docu-reality” parody about modern American office life, the hit series delves into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. With unshaken enthusiasm, Michael believes he is the office funnyman, a fountain of business wisdom and his employees’ cool friend. He has no clue that his employees tolerate his inappropriate behavior only because he signs their paychecks. Rumors that a new cast member would be brought in to replace Michael the crazy boss were quickly dismissed, the producers are looking to promote from within the already stellar cast. The frontrunner? Rainn Wilson’s eccentric character Dwight. This season we can look forward to Michael’s ex and former boss Jan returning, as well as Jim examining his professional future in light of Michael’s decision to move on.

Outsourced, season premiere at 9:30pm on NBC

– NBC you have committed a grave error in pushing Parks & Recreation’s premiere date to midseason to make room for this new borderline-racist series about a call center for U.S. novelty products that has been outsourced to India. Yes, everybody relates to the annoying fact that anytime you call customer service you’re talking to someone in the third world who is reading a script off a computer, but this very “of the moment” comedy has nothing on Parks & Rec and you will feel my wrath when this crashes and burns! Please take note, I am being horribly biased because I’m going into Parks & Rec withdrawal.

Private Practice, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

– The delightful Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) divorced McDreamy, broke up with McSteamy and traded sunless Seattle for Southern California rays in this spin-off of the hit medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy. At Oceanside Wellness, renowned surgeon and OB/GYN Addison has reunited with her friends from med school, doctors Naomi (Audra McDonald) and Sam Bennett (Taye Diggs), joining them at their chic new age co-op. It the sex and drama of Grey’s but in a much smaller working space for all the co-workers to hide, therefore amping up the awkwardness. In the season opener, Violet and Pete impulsively decide to get hitched after all the drama they’ve gone through. What happens with Addison and Sam after they hooked up in last season’s finale? You’ll have to tune in to find out.

The Mentalist, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

– The hit crime procedural drama with an edge entering it’s third season stars Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation. Within the Bureau, Jane is notorious for his blatant lack of protocol and his semi-celebrity past as a psychic medium, whose paranormal abilities he now admits he feigned. Jane’s role in cracking a series of tough high-profile cases is greatly valued by his fellow agents. However, no-nonsense Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon openly resists having Jane in her unit and alternates between reluctantly acknowledging Jane’s usefulness and blasting him for his theatrics, narcissism and dangerous lack of boundaries. Lisbon’s team includes agents Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby and rookie member Grace Van Pelt, who all think Jane’s a loose cannon but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases.

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This week fall premieres are in full swing with over 45 season or series premieres! While it is a time for excitement and celebration, I can’t possibly fit all of those with synopses in one single post without it being an unorganized convoluted mess. Refer to the guide below for your basic information and if you want more info please click on the DAY for pictures and show overviews.

Sunday September 19th

Boardwalk Empire, series premiere at 9pm on HBO

Fantasia For Real, season premiere at 10pm on VH1

Monday September 20th

Dancing With the Stars, season premiere at 8pm on ABC

How I Met Your Mother, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

House, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

Chuck, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

Rules of Engagement, season premiere at 8:30pm on CBS

Lone Star, series premiere at 9pm on FOX

Two and a Half Men, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

The Event, series premiere at 9pm on NBC

Mike & Molly, series premiere at 9:30pm on CBS

Castle, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

Hawaii Five-0, series premiere at 10pm on CBS

Chase, series premiere at 10pm on NBC

Tuesday, September 21st

Glee, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

The Biggest Loser, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

NCIS, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

NCIS: Los Angeles, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

Raising Hope, series premiere at 9pm on FOX

Running Wilde, series premiere at 9:30pm on FOX

Detroit 1-8-7, series premiere at 10pm on ABC

Wednesday, September 22nd

Hell’s Kitchen, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

Undercovers, series premiere at 8pm on NBC

The Middle, season premiere at 8pm on ABC

Better With You, series premiere at 8:30pm on ABC

Modern Family, season premiere at 9pm on ABC

Criminal Minds, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

Law & Order: SVU, season premiere at 9pm on NBC

Cougar Town, season premiere at 9:30pm on ABC

The Defenders, series premiere at 10pm on CBS

The Whole Truth, series premiere at 10pm on ABC

Thursday, September 23rd

My Generation, series premiere at 8pm on ABC

Bones, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

Community, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

The Big Bang Theory, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

$#*! My Dad Says, series premiere at 8:30pm on CBS

30 Rock, season premiere at 8:30pm on NBC

Grey’s Anatomy, season premiere at 9pm on ABC

CSI, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

Fringe, season premiere at 9pm on FOX

The Office, season premiere at 9pm on NBC

Outsourced, season premiere at 9:30pm on NBC

Private Practice, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

The Mentalist, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

Friday, September 24th

Medium, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

Smallville, season premiere at 8pm on The CW

The Good Guys, season premiere at 9pm on FOX

CSI: NY, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

Supernatural, season premiere at 9pm on The CW

Blue Bloods, season premiere at 10pm on CBS