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Sunday, October 23rd

Once Upon A Time, series premiere at 8pm on ABC

– ABC’s new fairytale series is, at its core, a story about hope. Emma Swan’s (Jennifer Morrison, How I Met Your Mother) life has been anything but a fairytale. A 28-year-old bail bondsperson, she’s been taking care of herself since she was abandoned as a baby. But when Henry—the son she gave up 10 years ago—finds her, everything changes. Henry is desperate for his mom’s help and thinks that Emma is actually the long, lost daughter of Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin, Big Love) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas). Yes, the actual Snow White and Prince Charming. Even stranger, Henry believes that Storybrooke, the sleepy New England town he calls home, is really part of a curse cast by the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla), freezing fairytale characters in the modern world with no memory of their former selves. Of course the seen-it-all Emma doesn’t believe a word, but when she gets to Storybrooke, she can’t help sensing that everything’s not quite what it seems. As Henry shows Emma around with the help of his fairytale book, the town, and its inhabitants like Henry’s therapist Archie Hopper and the enigmatic Mr. Gold, seem just strange enough to set off her already suspicious nature. She becomes even more concerned for Henry when she meets his adopted mother, Regina, who he suspects is none other than the Evil Queen herself! Storybrooke is a place where magic has been forgotten—but is still powerfully close—and happily ever after seems just out of reach. In order to understand where the fairytale world’s former inhabitants came from, and what ultimately led to the Evil Queen’s wrath, you’ll need a glimpse into their previous lives. But it might just turn everything you’ve ever believed about these characters upside-down. Meanwhile, the epic battle for the future of all worlds, modern and fairytale alike, is about to begin. For good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.

Robot Chicken, season premiere at 11:30pm on Cartoon Network

Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich sure have an adult sense of humor for people who play with dolls—sorry, figurines. In the season premiere, Green Lantern finds a new extremity to place his ring on after losing his hands, while Justin Bieber fans will be appalled by a sketch in which a video director assumes the pop superstar is a plucky lesbian. Elsewhere, the Peanuts character are taught how to dance by Kevin Bacon’s character in “Footloose,” voiced by none other than the real Kevin Bacon.

Monday, October 24th

Monster In-Laws, series premiere at 10pm on A&E

– A&E’s new reality series follows married couples at war with their unruly in-laws as relationship experts step in to make peace. In-laws: most people have them. ..and sometimes, they can be a whole lot more than a newlywed bargained for. A&E Network shines a light on married couples dealing with meddling in-laws as they try to make peace with the help of an unconventional, no-nonsense relationship expert. Each 30-minute episode will feature real-life married couples as they put their relatable in-law problems on display. Sometimes funny and sometimes not, one spouse finds themselves in the middle of the person they married and a member of their immediate family, desperate to put an end to the battles that are tearing them apart. Seasoned relationship experts bring the family under one roof and force them to face their issues head on so they can reach common ground and mend their broken relationships.

Wednesday, October 26th

Whitechapel, series premiere at 10pm on BBC America

– From the producers of the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey and starring Rupert Penry-Jones (MI-5, Cambridge Spies), Phil Davis (Sherlock, Bleak House) and Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen, Viva Blackpool), comes this six-part crime drama focusing on two internationally resonant crime stories. Is it possible that the world’s most notorious serial killer is back? As the murder rate in modern day East London rises, a team of detectives set out to solve the most famous unsolved murder case in history – Jack the Ripper. Will the team succeed where others failed 120 years ago? Fast-tracked Detective Inspector Joseph Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones), a novice in the business of murder but an expert in the politics of policing, joins Detective Sergeant Miles (Phil Davis) and ‘Ripperologist’ Edward Bunchan (Steve Pemberton) in leading the investigation. They soon realize this modern day killer is copying Jack the Ripper’s infamous murders in the Whitechapel section of London, down to the very last detail, and the race to catch a copycat killer begins…before he strikes again. To complicate matters, a series of horrific attacks occur which appear to echo the Kray twins’ infamous crimes of the 1960s.

Thursday, October 27th

Beavis and Butt-head, series premiere at 10pm on MTV

– MTV’s animated cult hit from the 90s is back starring Beavis and Butt-head, America’s favorite culture critics. The show centers on two socially awkward, rock/metal-loving teenage delinquents, Beavis and Butt-head (both voiced by creator Mike Judge), who live in the fictional town of Highland, Texas. They have no apparent adult supervision at home, are woefully undereducated, dim-witted, barely literate and lack any empathy or moral scruples. They now have more than just music videos to make fun of: Reality TV, the Internet, and Ultimate Fighting will all be crossing their TV screen! Brought back by creator Mike Judge, Beavis and Butt-Head are dumber than ever!

Friday, October 28th

Chuck, series premiere at 8pm on NBC

– Our favorite secret agent is back in the final season of the comedy series with a strong cult following. Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel) returns as a regular guy who also happens to be the government’s most vital secret agent. Now that those closest to Chuck know his secret, he must try harder than ever to keep his spy life from interfering with his personal life. But this has never been more difficult – his relationship with superspy Sarah Walker is getting serious, and he’s about to take on his most personal mission yet: finding his mother. This season, Chuck’s assignments take him far from Burbank, with each mission bringing him closer to uncovering what happened to his mom, Mary Elizabeth Bartowski (guest star Linda Hamilton, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day).

Grimm, series premiere at 9pm on NBC

– This new drama series premiering on Halloween weekend is inspired by the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, Turn The Beat Around) discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms,” charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. As he tries to hide the dangers of his new found calling from his fiancé, Juliette Silverton, and his partner, Hank Griffin, he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries and alliances of the Grimm world. With help from his confidant, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell, Prison Break), a reformed Grimm creature himself, Nick must navigate through the forces of a larger-than-life mythology, facing off with Hexenbiests, Blutbads and all manner of ancient evils, including royal lines dating back to the original profilers themselves, The Grimm Brothers.

Saturday, October 29th

Celebrity Ghost Stories, season premiere at 9pm on BIO

– Featuring personal, first-person accounts by notable actors, musicians and models, Celebrity Ghost Stories delivers a compelling, surprising and downright chilling look into the world of the paranormal by those who believe they have experienced the other side.

Borgen (Government), series premiere at 9:30pm on Link TV

Borgen (Government) is the latest Danish drama sensation from the producers of the acclaimed series The Killing. Like its American cousin The West Wing, Borgen uncovers a world of political gamesmanship, the intricate public and private lives of politicians, media spinners, and the reporters who traffic in their triumphs and failures. The setting is Borgen, the nickname for Denmark’s Parliamentary building, otherwise known to Danes as “The Castle.” Our hero is the smart and sexy populist Birgitte Nyborg. After scoring her party a landslide victory through her idealism and work ethic, she now faces the biggest dilemma of her life. The question is: Will she succumb to pressure to compromise her ideals and maintain her political position? Don’t miss this award-winning series about the fight for political power and the personal consequences for everyone involved.

The Graham Norton Show, season premiere at 10pm on BBC America

The Graham Norton Show rolls into its tenth season! Graham Norton, the multi-award winning comedian and host, presents his talk show based on the people, trends, stories, and aspects of celebrity culture that interest him most. He’s entertaining the masses with everything you won’t see on the news from celebrity guests’ anecdotes and sillier stories buzzing in the ether to the unique quirks and obsessions of his audience. Expect trademark Norton comedy monologues, celeb chat, eccentric stories/characters and some good old-fashioned home-grown weirdness. Great guests, great stories, great characters. All this… and Graham Norton, too. Welcome to Graham’s world!


Monday, September 20th

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

– Three opinionated judges, twelve professional dancers, twelve celebrities, tons of glitter and spray tans, and Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke. No, we’ll never be able to dance like Chelsie Hightower, Maksim Chmerkovskiy or Cheryl Burke, and that’s exactly why we watch. We can totally relate to the stars competing on the show and it’s pretty cool to know they’re just like us. These actors, athletes, musicians, reality stars, and where-are-they-now personalities start out as lumbering Frankensteins with two left feet, and they slowly transform (we hope) into graceful twinkle-toed Baryshnikovs. The contestants this season have huge graceful dancing shoes to fill after Nicole Scherzinger and Evan Lysacek’s brilliant runs during the epic 10th season. This year’s cast, save “The Situation” and Bristol Palin, leaves much to be desired in terms of colorful characters who can deliver some smooth moves, drama, and comedic relief. But everyone knows that the so-called “stars” are only part of the entertainment. What would DWTS be without Maks’ outbursts at his partner and criticism of the judges, Derek’s hyper-sexual pelvic gyrations (mambo head bobbing in the crotch anyone?), and Edyta’s uber-skimpy costumes? This season veteran pro Edyta Sliwinska, who has yet to win despite being on all 10 seasons, left to study Media Communications at UCLA. Corky Ballas returns to pair with Brady mom Florence Henderson after his successful run with Cloris Leachman in season 7.

Here’s this season’s star-pro pairings:

Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower
Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Margaret Cho and Louis van Amstel
Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough
David Hasselhoff and Kym Johnson
Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya

And don’t forget to watch the results show on Tuesday at 8pm this week, which moves to its regular slot at 9pm next week.

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

– This season the showrunners are taking the show back to it’s original sentiment, with much more depth in the show’s relationships and bringing back the big mystery as to who the mother is. We’ll still have the same great laughs from The Goat and Slapsgiving, but we’ll also move the storyline along to come closer to answering the big question as well as other smaller ones, like will soul mates Barney and Robin get back together? This season Ted gets a chance to design the Goliath National Bank building, Marshall and Lily start trying to have a baby, Robin engages in a rivalry with her new coanchor (Laura Bell Bundy), and Barney finally acknowledges that Bob Barker isn’t his father and sets out to find the real one. The premiere features a game-changing wedding, the bride and groom of whom are yet another mystery. This season, Rachel Bilson’s character Cindy bumps into Ted at McClaren’s and Ted is anxious to meet her intriguing roommate, which all clues seem to indicate is the titular mother. Also, producers have cast House’s Jennifer Morrison as a serious love interest for Ted with a long-term arc this season. She’ll be playing Zooey, an activist trying to stop the destruction of a building that will be replaced by one of Ted’s designs. Could one of these women finally be the mother?

House, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

– This Emmy award-winning series is an innovative take on the medical drama in which the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients. Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), devoid of bedside manner and dealing with his own constant physical pain, uses a cane that punctuates his acerbic, brutally honest demeanor. His behavior often borders on antisocial, but House is a brilliant diagnostician whose unconventional thinking and flawless instincts afford him a great deal of respect. An infectious disease specialist, he thrives on the challenge of solving medical puzzles in order to save lives. In the Season Six finale, House, driven by the loss of a patient he treated at an accident site and confronted with the unexpected news that Cuddy was now engaged, spiraled into despair and considered treating his mental and emotional anguish with Vicodin, potentially prompting the cycle of his dependency and addiction all over again. But in a surprising turn, Cuddy revealed that she called off her engagement and (finally) admitted to House she loves him, despite wishing she didn’t. Also, Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) submitted her leave of absence from the hospital, prompting questions about the status of her health. As Season Seven begins, House and Cuddy attempt to make a real relationship work and face the question as to whether their new relationship will affect their ability to diagnose patients.

Chuck, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

– Our favorite secret agent is back in the one-hour action-comedy series. Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) returns as a regular guy who also happens to be the government’s most vital secret agent. Now that those closest to Chuck know his secret, he must try harder than ever to keep his spy life from interfering with his personal life. But this has never been more difficult – his relationship with superspy Sarah Walker is getting serious, and he’s about to take on his most personal mission yet: finding his mother. This season, Chuck’s assignments take him far from Burbank, with each mission bringing him closer to uncovering what happened to his mom, Mary Elizabeth Bartowski

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

– The comedy follows the different phases of male/female relationships, as seen through the eyes of a newly engaged couple, Adam (Oliver Hudson) and Jennifer (Bianca Kajlich), a long-time married pair, Jeff (Patrick Warburton) and Audrey (Megyn Price), and a single guy on the prowl, Russell (David Spade). As they find out, the often confusing stages of a relationship can seem like being on a roller coaster. People can describe the ride to you, but to really know what it’s like you have to experience it for yourself.

Lone Star, series premiere at 9pm on FOX

– In this new drama series, Robert/Bob Allen (James Wolk) is a charismatic and brilliant schemer who has meticulously constructed two lives in two different parts of Texas. Groomed by his father from a young age to be an expert conman, he’s juggling two identities and two women in two very different worlds – all under one mountain of lies. As “Bob,” he lives in Houston and is married to Cat (Adrianne Palicki), the beautiful daughter of Clint Thatcher (Jon Voight), the patriarch of an ultra-wealthy Texas oil family. More than 400 miles away in the suburban west Texas town of Midland, he’s “Robert,” living a second life with his sweet, naive girlfriend, Lindsay Holloway (Eloise Mumford). There he plays the perfect boyfriend while secretly bilking local investors of their savings. While in Houston, he’s a devoted husband, charming Cat and her family to cement his position in the rich family business he aims to clean out. With the cons closing in on him, Bob begins to fear his secret lives may unravel as he becomes divided by his love for two women; his loyalty to his father and mentor, John (David Keith); and his respect for his father-in-law, Clint. Now as he tries to hold his two lives together, while fending off angry investors and the growing suspicions of those around him, Bob puts it all on the line hoping he can beat the odds, leave the schemes behind and keep two separate relationships afloat.

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

– The hit comedy series that is completely uninterrupted by Charlie Sheen’s minor domestic violence and DUI charges is still on course for another season. It’s a comedy about the lives of two brothers, one brother’s son, and the many women who surround them.  Charlie Harper is a well-to-do bachelor with a house at the beach, a Mercedes in the garage and an easy way with women.  His casual Malibu lifestyle was interrupted when his tightly wound brother, Alan, and Alan’s son, Jake, came to stay with him.  Complicating matters further are Charlie and Alan’s narcissistic, emotionally toxic mother, Evelyn; Alan’s deeply neurotic ex-wife, Judith and Charlie’s domineering, unapologetically blue-collar housekeeper, Berta.  Despite the complexities of their lives and their own strained relationship, Charlie and Alan have one thing in common – they both love Jake and want what’s best for him.  As a result, they manage to create a little family unit that promises to make each of them a better man.

The Event, series premiere at 9pm on NBC

– This new high-concept drama series is an emotional conspiracy action thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter), an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila (Sarah Roemer), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history. Sean’s quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including newly elected U.S. President Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood); Sophia Maguire (Laura Innes), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Leila’s shadowy father (Scott Patterson). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.

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

– This new comedy is about a working class Chicago couple who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.  Officer Mike Biggs is a good-hearted cop who sincerely wants to lose weight. Mike’s partner, Officer Carl McMillan, is a thin, fast-talking wise-guy who, despite his teasing, encourages Mike on his road to slimness and romance.  While speaking at an O.A. meeting, Mike meets Molly Flynn, an instantly likeable fourth-grade teacher with a good sense of humor about her curves.  For Molly, focusing on smart choices isn’t easy while living with her sexy older sister, Victoria, and their mother, Joyce, both of whom flaunt their effortless figures while indulging their healthy appetites right in front of her. Mike and Molly found each other in the most unexpected of places.  Now, they’re about to find out where their quest for companionship will take them.

Castle, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

– The hit crime dramedy starring crime-fighting partners NYPD detective Beckett (Stana Katic) and successful mystery writer Castle (Nathan Fillion) aka the charming thorn in Beckett’s side is back for a season that sees them in relationships with the wrong people, as in not with each other. This season they also face a more worthy criminal foe, a serial killer nicknamed “The Triple Killer” that will be the bane of their existence on and off all season. But single dad Castle may find his biggest foe at home when his teenage daughter Alexis gets her first serious boyfriend. The premiere sneak peek leaves many questions to be answered when Beckett and her team burst into an apartment on a murderer’s trail to find Castle standing over a dead woman’s body holding a gun forcing Beckett to arrest Castle as he asserts his innocence. We have another kick-ass season to look forward to of crime-fighting, sexual tension, and quick wit to keep us coming back for more.

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

– Hawaii Five-0 2010 is a contemporary take on the classic series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Islands’ sun-drenched beaches. Detective Steve McGarrett (the abtastic Alex O’Loughlin), a decorated Naval officer-turned-cop, returns to Oahu to investigate his father’s murder and stays after Hawaii’s Governor persuades him to head up the new team: his rules, her backing, no red tape and full blanket authority to hunt down the biggest “game” in town. Joining McGarrett is Detective Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan), a newly relocated ex-New Jersey cop – a working man in paradise who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline – but whose committed to keeping the Islands safe for his 8-year-old daughter from a failed marriage; and Chin Ho Kelly, an ex-Honolulu Police Detective, and former protégé of McGarrett’s father, wrongly accused of corruption and relegated to a federal security patrol. Chin’s cousin, Kono (Battlestar Gallactica’s Grace Park), is a beautiful and fearless native, fresh out of the academy and eager to establish herself among the department’s elite. McGarrett works on repairing his relationship with his estranged sister Mary Ann and vows to bring closure to their father’s case.

Chase, series premiere at 10pm on NBC

– From super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer and exec producer Jennifer Johnson (Cold Case and Lost), this lightning-fast drama drops viewers smack into the middle of a game of cat-and-mouse as a team of U.S. Marshals hunts down America’s most dangerous fugitives. Kelli Giddish (Past Life) stars as U.S. Marshal Annie Frost, a cowboy boot-wearing deputy whose sharp mind and unique Texas upbringing help her track down violent criminals on the run. Starring as the members of Frost’s elite team are Cole Hauser as Jimmy Godfrey, an East Texas kid who never grew up and is a true American cowboy; Prison Break’s gorgeous Amaury Nolasco who plays Marco Martinez, a good intelligence guy who loves to talk; and Rose Rollins (The L Word), who portrays Daisy Ogbaa, a weapons/tactical specialist and a woman of few words. Rounding out the cast is Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives), who stars as Luke Watson, the fresh-faced newcomer whose Washington, D.C. upbringing did little to prepare him for the Lone Star State.

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New Premieres in TV: Tuesday, September 21st

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