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Sunday, December 29th

Sister Wives, winter premiere at 9pm on TLC

– This captivating reality series gives audiences an inside look into a real-life polygamist family, Kody Brown and his four wives–Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn–along with their 16 children. Cameras follow the unconventional family as they experience the ups and downs of living a plural lifestyle, from the Browns’ bold decision to “come out” as polygamists on national television to the changes brought on by their recently extended family.

Monday, December 30th

Cake Boss, season premiere at 9pm on TLC

– Buddy Valastro is one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the United States. Master baker of Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, Buddy is the Cake Boss. He supervises a team that includes his mother, four older sisters and plenty of cousins, second cousins and brothers-in-law. When you’re working with family on a daily basis, there is bound to be a lot of drama. The Valastros know drama, but at the end of the day, they also know love. Cake Boss chronicles Buddy’s over-arching desire to achieve his late father’s dream of making Carlo’s Bake Shop a household name with or without the help of his family.

Tuesday, December 31st

Live From Lincoln Center, New Year’s Eve Special at 8pm on PBS

– If Times Square isn’t your thing, and nobody would blame you if it isn’t, then celebrate 2014 watching the New York Philharmonic’s gala concert perform with guest cello soloist Yo-Yo Ma.

NBC News Special: Year End News in Review, New Year’s Eve Special at 8pm on NBC

– Keeping it simple: NBC News looks at the top news stories from 2013.

Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve, New Year’s Eve Special at 10pm on ABC

– Ryan Seacrest is joined by Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas on the west coast and Jenny McCarthy of The View in Times Square as they look back on the past year in pop culture and music.

Wednesday, January 1st

2014 NHL Winter Classic: Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs, sports special at 1pm on NBC

– Two original six franchises collide as the Detroit Red Wings take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in the annual outdoor Winter Classic on New Years Day. What makes this season unique? The game will be played in front of over 100,000 people in the Big House at the University of Michigan. It’s worth tuning in if only to see the spectacle of a hundred thousand people trying to sign the ”Star-Spangled Banner” with frozen lips.

Dance Moms, season premiere at 9pm on Lifetime

– New Year…New Team? What Abby Lee Miller says, goes and when she says, “Everyone is replaceable,” she means it! For the fourth season of Lifetime’s hit docuseries Dance Moms, Abby will take to the road with a national scouting tour in search for the country’s most elite young dancers. With the threat of new dancers coming into the company, the dance moms will stop at nothing to make sure their girls have a place to shine on stage, even if it means going up against Abby.

Kim of Queens, series premiere at 10pm on Lifetime

Kim of Queens sassy star Kim Gravel, one of the country’s most successful and outspoken pageant coaches, is on a mission to find diamonds in the rough and transform them into confident young women in the all-new Lifetime docuseries Kim of Queens. Subsequent episodes of the series will then air on Tuesdays at 10:00pm immediately following Lifetime’s hit program “Dance Moms.” Along with the help of her mother Jo and sister Allisyn, Kim lives to polish local girls into future leaders, able to take the crown and rule the world. While applying her homegrown philosophy that beauty is only skin deep, Kim, with her larger-than-life personality that is peppered with tough love and plenty of humor, searches for young talent that many might pass over on first glance. At the young age of 16, this former self-proclaimed “ugly duckling” was crowned the youngest Miss Georgia in the pageant’s history. Kim will be the first to say that winning Miss Georgia was great, but losing Miss America made her who she is today. Now, as the owner and CEO of her business, the renowned Pageant Place, Kim shares her incredible talents and over-the-top, engaging personality with the young, talented hopefuls seeking her sage advice that has proven to take young girls to the top.

Tattoos After Dark, series premiere at 11pm on Oxygen

Tattoos After Dark uncovers the wild and crazy shenanigans that take place after hours at two tattoo parlors in LA- House of Ink, in the heart of the Venice boardwalk, and Ink Candy, steps away from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Nothing is off-limits as the cameras capture the late night chaos that goes down with the incredibly talented artists and the over-the-top clients looking to get inked. From the guy who comes in asking for a bat tattoo on his face to a couple who wants matching tattoos to express their undying love even though they just met that night… you never know who will stumble in, or what they will look like walking out.

Thursday, January 2nd

Community, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

– Heading into its fifth season, Community is a smart, exuberant comedy that is consistently ranked as one of the most inventive and original half-hours on television. This ensemble comedy centers on a tight-knit group of friends who all met at what is possibly the world’s worst educational institution – Greendale Community College. At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, The Soup), a fast-talking lawyer who was caught with a phony college degree. Disbarred until he could earn a legitimate degree, Winger chose Greendale, thinking he could breeze through the mediocre school without a hitch. However, he soon found himself the reluctant leader of a disparate group of misfits, all stuck at Greendale for different reasons. The study group includes Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs), who dropped out of high school to “change the world” and soon found herself in her thirties with no marketable skills; Shirley Bennett (Yvette Nicole Brown), a religious housewife who landed at Greendale after a messy divorce and is now blossoming into a headstrong entrepreneur; Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi), a socially awkward but well-meaning pop culture savant; Annie Edison (Alison Brie), a high-strung perfectionist; Troy Barnes (Donald Glover), a former high school football star still trying to find his way; and Ben Chang (Ken Jeong ), a former Spanish teacher who is either insane or an evil genius, or both. At Greendale’s helm is Dean Pelton (Jim Rash), an administrator whose ineptitude is matched only by his love of the school and his devotion to his students.

Mysteries at the Museum, season premiere at 9pm on Travel

– Museums are where America displays its wondrous treasures of the past — often strange and curious remnants of the momentous events that have shaped our history. Behind each artifact is yet another story to be told and secret to be revealed — tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder and intrigue. Whether a diary from an Arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, iconic museum artifacts help us un-cover who we are and what we’ve become. Each hour of this series takes viewers on a captivating, revealing and at times shocking tour of America’s past, revisiting its most crucial events by reexamining what has been left behind. The series casts its net wide, exploring the corners and back rooms of institutions dedicated to a variety of popular and entertaining subjects — invisible spies, cold-blooded assassins, dinosaurs, the paranormal, the Old West, the Cold War and more. We tackle some of history’s most enduring mysteries — both familiar tales and little-known episodes that have never been told before on television.

Couples Therapy, season premiere at 9pm on VH1

– Relationships are hard enough, but imagine the pressure of having your hook ups, “bumps” on the relationship road and breakups as fodder for the tabloids. More and more, it seems couples whose matters of the heart play out in the public eye are calling it quits and throwing in the towel on their relationships. Why is it so tough for these couples to stay together? Looking to shed light on the issue, VH1 will examine the complicated and often misunderstood world of high-profile relationships with Couples Therapy. In season 4, we will get a look at four-and-a half couples who are facing very complicated issues never before discussed on the show made even more complicated when half of one couple is a no-show. Taylor Armstrong (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) & John Bluher, Farrah Abraham (Teen Mom), Ghostface Killah (Rapper) & Kelsey Nykole, Whitney Mixter (The Real L Word) & Sada Bettencourt (The Real L Word) and Jon Gosselin (Jon & Kate + Eight) & Liz Janetta will all take a seat on Dr. Jenn Berman’s couch.

Impractical Jokers, season premiere at 10pm on truTV

– If laughter is contagious, these guys should be quarantined! Q, Sal, Joe and Murr have entertained each other for years with the most hilarious practical jokes they could imagine. Now these real-life best friends are challenging each other to the most outrageous dares and uproarious stunts ever to be caught on hidden camera.

Friday, January 3rd

Grimm, winter premiere at 9pm on NBC

Dracula, winter premiere at 10pm on NBC

Saturday, January 4th

The Incredible Dr. Pol, season premiere at 9pm on NatGeo

– With more than 19,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, this senior is anything but retiring as he takes an old school, no-nonsense approach to veterinary medicine. Unflappable and unstoppable, this Doc routinely puts in 14-hour days and is a legend in the community. In this new series, we’ll travel with him across rural Michigan to care for every family pet and head of livestock in need of his expertise.

Rev Run’s Renovation, series premiere at 10pm on DIY

– DIY’s new series follows the remodeling of the home of Run DMC’s Joseph Simmons, aka Rev Run, in a 10-episode series called Rev Run’s Renovation. The series follows Rev Run, his wife Justine, and their kids Diggy, Russy and Miley – and a team of builders – as they renovate the family’s 9,000 square foot home in New Jersey. The episodes will include the design and construction of bedrooms and custom bathrooms for the kids, Justine’s plans for the kitchen, and Run’s hopes for an indoor pool and spa.

Space Dandy, series premiere at 11:30pm on Adult Swim

– Space Dandy, a brand new anime from the folks who brought you Cowboy Bebop and Fullmetal Alchemist, is a Stainless Steel Rat-esque show about a rogue getting into crazy adventures in space. This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best-dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!


Sunday, February 3rd

Super Bowl XLVII, live sports event from 6:30pm to Completion on CBS

– I know nothing about sports but apparently the San Francisco 49ers are battling the Baltimore Ravens for the ultimate glory, pitting the two Harbaugh brothers against each other for our amusement, may the better coach win! Also, you can’t miss watching Beyonce lip-sync at the Halftime Show.

Monday, February 4th

Monday Mornings, series premiere at 10pm on TNT

– Doctors face life-and-death decisions each and every day as they fight against often-impossible odds to save their patients. When things don’t go as they should, it’s up to their medical colleagues to determine what went wrong and learn from those costly mistakes. Monday Mornings follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. Every Monday, the doctors must gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care. Leading the staff at Chelsea General are Dr. Harding Hooten (Alfred Molina), the steely-eyed chief of surgery, and Dr. Jorge Villanueva (Ving Rhames), the hospital’s trauma chief. Their cadre of medical talent includes hotshot neurosurgeons Dr. Tyler Wison and Dr. Tina Ridgeway; the abrasive Dr. Buck Tierney; the socially challenged Dr. Sung Park; the petite-but-formidable Dr. Sydney Napur; and inquisitive resident Dr. Michelle Robidaux.

Tuesday, February 5th

Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special, special from 8 to 9pm on NBC

– Betty White’s 90th birthday bash last year went so well, NBC’s celebrating it twice. The guest list includes The Cosby Show’s Bill Cosby, Will & Grace’s Sean Hayes, The Voice’s Blake Shelton, Malibu Country’s Lily Tomlin, Chuck’s Zachary Levi and White’s Hot in Cleveland co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick. Former President Bill Clinton (!) and Vicki Lawrence (in character as Mama from Mama’s Family) also will be on hand to pay tribute. White’s first birthday special averaged nearly 14 million total viewers and a 2.7 demo rating and grew its audience as the evening progressed — as the comedienne herself would say, not too shabby for an old broad.

Smash, 2-hour season premiere at 9pm on NBC

– The drama about the making of a Broadway musical on Marilyn Monroe’s life had such a rocky freshman showing that NBC decided to keep it off the fall schedule in order to do a complete makeover, which included the addition of fabulous Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson as a mentor to Katharine McPhee’s (non-actress from American Idol) annoying Karen Cartwright. However, I’m still not sold because previews indicate Karen is still front and center as the undeserved overnight Broadway “Bombshell,” while every real Broadway fan knows Megan Hilty’s Ivy (an actual Broadway star of “Wicked” and “9 to 5: The Musical”) is the real star. Team Ivy all the way! In Season 2, the “Bombshell” team is one step closer to achieving their Broadway dream. The Boston run was the success the team was hoping for, including producer Eileen Rand (Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston, “Prizzi’s Honor”); writers Tom Levitt (Tony Award winner Christian Borle, “Peter and the Starcatcher”); and Julia Houston (Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, Will & Grace); last-minute star Karen; and director Derek Wills (Jack Davenport, “Pirates of the Caribbean”). But, they are all about to learn even a charmed show cannot avoid paying for sins of the past. Will Eileen get away with mixing business and pleasure with her shady paramour, Nick (guest star Thorsten Kaye)? Will Julia’s marriage to Frank (guest star Brian d’Arcy James) survive the revelation of her infidelity? Will actress Ivy Lynn bounce back from the shame of losing the lead role to rival Karen and bedding her fiance in retaliation? And will Tom and Julia’s long-time partnership endure the changing tides of opportunity? As they all scramble to push forward, one of the show’s players finds Brooklyn natives Jimmy Collins (Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan, “Newsies”) and Kyle Bishop (Andy Mientus, “Carrie: The Musical”) toiling away on a current-day rock musical of their own, which could either become “Bombshell”’s biggest rival, or yet one more Broadway false start. Weighing both the benefits and sacrifices of a career on Broadway, the Smash cast of Broadway hopefuls is rounded out by Karen’s lively new roommate/actress Ana Vargas (Krysta Rodriguez, “The Addams Family”) and Tom’s boyfriend, Sam Strickland (Leslie Odom, Jr., “Leap of Faith”).

Thursday, February 7th

Community, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

– The genius comedy gem about an eclectic study group at Greendale Community College finally returns for its fourth season (sans Creator and former Executive Producer Dan Harmon) after a false October start date, but it was well worth the wait and takes its rightful place kicking off the Thursday night comedy block. At the center of the group is hottie Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, The Soup), a fast-talking lawyer whose degree has been revoked. With some help from his fellow classmates, Winger forms a study group who eventually learn more about themselves than their course work, thus why they still haven’t graduated after 3 years when it’s only supposed to take two. After an explosive third year at Greendale, which included Dean Pelton’s (the brilliant Jim Rash) struggles against Dean Laybourne (guest star John Goodman) and his elite Air-Conditioning Repair Annex, a wedding, a tough biology class and the rise of Chang from campus security officer to megalomaniac dictator, the study group reunites to tackle their fourth year. This season, the group will study history with Professor Noel Cornwallis, played by guest star Malcolm McDowell, (Entourage, Franklin & Bash); they will make an unexpected trip to Pierce’s mansion on Halloween; Jeff will finally meet his long-lost dad; and Shirley will experience the joys of entrepreneurship with her sandwich shop at Greendale.

Friday, February 8th

Touch, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

– Wait, why is this show back on the air? Don’t get me wrong, I’m a diehard 24 fan and love Keifer Sutherland as much as the next guy but this show is a snoozefest.

The Job, series premiere at 8pm on CBS

– From reality show masters Michael Davies (Who Wants to be A Millionaire, Watch What Happens Live) and Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice), this new reality competition series gives candidates selected from around the country a chance to win positions at some of America’s most prestigious companies. Hosted by Emmy Award nominee Lisa Ling (The View), each episode will feature five candidates participating in several rounds of elimination challenges before a panel of executives as they compete for their dream job. In addition to the episode’s featured company, representatives from three guest companies from related industries will have the opportunity to make an on-the-spot offer to one of the candidates, who must decide if they will accept the offer or remain in the running for the featured job. In the premiere episode, five candidates compete for an assistant manager position with the Palm Restaurant Group, a fine-dining steakhouse that has been owned and operated by members of the Bozzi and Ganzi families for 87 years and has 25 locations across the continental United States, as well as international outposts in Mexico City and London.

Saturday, February 9th

Oddities, season premiere at 9pm on Science Channel

– For more than a decade, the East Village’s iconic Obscura Antiques & Oddities shop has been New York City’s foremost destination for one-of-a-kind, bizarre-and often shocking-artifacts. Since becoming the focus of Science’s hit series, Oddities, the Big Apple’s epicenter of the eccentric has become pop culture’s Mecca of the macabre. This season turns up the volume for eleven ridiculously entertaining episodes that redefine the notion of “freak chic.” The merchandise has never been more memorable, with notable highlights including a two-headed pig, a mummified “member,” an occupied coffin, a prostate warmer, and a preserved heart full of bullet holes. However, at Obscura, the people are even more eccentric than the products.

Sunday, March 11th

America The Wild, series premiere at 8pm on Nat Geo, then moves to regular time slot on Mondays at 9pm

– Wildlife naturalist Casey Anderson will host and star in this new series as he goes across the country in search of capturing several of the most elusive animals on camera, including mountain lions, polar bears and wolverines. The thrill of the hunt motivates Anderson, who was nicknamed the “animal magnet” as a kid. This show is a visual experience of a lot of luck, hard work, and epic moments as cameras roll on some of these animals’ never-before-seen behavior. From the bottom of the grand canyon to the frigid arctic, Anderson went through a roller-coaster of emotion to make his goal a reality.

Bob’s Burgers, season premiere at 8:30pm on Fox

– The cult comedy hit follows the ups and downs of third-generation restaurateur Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), who runs Bob’s Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Bob and his unpredictable family have big ideas about burgers, but they fall short on service and sophistication. Despite their restaurant’s greasy counters, lousy location and dearth of customers, Bob and his family are determined to make every “Grand Re-Re-Re-opening” a success. Business may be slow, but Bob and his family never give up hope. This season, Bob and family test-drive the food truck industry, dive into the world of synchronized swimming, search for treasure in an abandoned taffy factory and get tied up with a very needy bank robber.

Shahs of Sunset, series premiere at 10pm on Bravo

– Shahs of Sunset follows a group of friends who are trying to juggle their active social lives and up-and-coming careers while balancing the demands of their families and traditions.  These passionate socialites are fervent on the dating and party scene, but seeking approval from their family they face pressures to settle down and marry within the community. From outings on Rodeo Drive to traditional Persian feasts at home, this series celebrates the unique lifestyle of a group of friends who have worked hard for what they have and are not afraid to flaunt it.

Tuesday, March 13th

Fashion Star, series premiere from 9:30pm to 11pm on NBC

– NBC kicks off the new year with the new reality competition series, which will search for the next big brand in fashion. Featuring host and executive producer Elle Macpherson along with celebrity mentors Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos, the series will give 14 unknown designers the chance to win a multi-million dollar prize to launch their collections in three of America’s largest retailers: Macy’s, H&M and Saks Fifth Avenue. Each week, the show will begin with an exhilarating fashion show unlike anything seen before featuring musical performances, dancers and models in front of a studio audience. Every fashion show will be built around a weekly challenge that is designed to further develop and expand the designers’ brands. The series will feature clothes designed for America to buy, and it has enlisted three of the world’s top retailers to help in the decision-making process. Caprice Willard (Macy’s), Terron E. Schaefer (Saks Fifth Avenue) and Nicole Christie (H&M) will serve as the judges who make on-the-spot decisions as they vie for the right to purchase and exclusively carry the work of the up-and-coming designers each week. At the end of each episode, America will have the chance to immediately purchase the winning designs showcased on the episode that week.

Wednesday, March 14th

Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis, series premiere at 9pm on Bravo

– Everyone’s favorite obsessive-compulsive house-flipper is moving in with his clients. Bravo’s Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis follows Jeff Lewis and Jenni Pulos as they move into someone else’s home and Jeff does what he does best — judge their flaws and redesign their space. He’ll observe the homeowners, diagnose their problems, and then take over their house for five days — with the goal of improving them inside and out. Of course he does this by using a combination of brutal honesty, impeccable design, and a few unique solutions that only Lewis could come up with. His trusted assistant Pulos, and his loyal housekeeper, Zoila Chavez, are along for the ride to make sure he doesn’t go too far over the line. This time, Lewis is not just redesigning a space; he’s redesigning people’s lives.

South Park, season premiere at 10pm on Comedy Central

– Created by comic geniuses Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning, animated series features the breathtakingly irreverent and ruthlessly funny misadventures of four foul-mouthed, troublemaking young boys in a small town nestled in the Colorado Rockies. Now entering its 16th season, South Park continues to surprise even its most devoted fans each and every week. Known for its unbelievably immediate and ruthless responses to world events, the new episodes bring up-to-the-minute news and pop culture icons to the town of South Park for social commentary and good old-fashioned ridicule.

Ugly Americans, midseason premiere at 10:30pm on Comedy Central

Thursday, March 15th

Community, midseason premiere at 8pm on NBC

Missing, series premiere at 8pm on ABC

– Often described as the TV version of the Liam Neeson-starring movie Taken, Ashley Judd stars as a former CIA agent who learns that her son, Michael, disappears while studying abroad, and she races against time as she travels to Europe to track him down. At 8 years old, Michael watched as his father, CIA Agent Paul Winstone, was murdered. Now 10 years later, Paul’s wife, Becca, is faced with the reality of her son growing up. When Michael is afforded the opportunity to study abroad, his mother reluctantly agrees it’s time to let him go. Just a few weeks into his trip Michael disappears, and Becca immediately suspects foul play. When she arrives in Rome, she begins piecing together the clues left behind. It isn’t long before the kidnappers realize they’ve picked a fight with the wrong woman. Becca Winstone has a secret of her own – before Paul’s death, she was also a lethal CIA Agent. But if she wants to find her son alive, Becca will have to rely on old friends and reopen old wounds. Her resourcefulness, skill and determination will be put to the test – but a mother’s love knows no limits.

Behind The Music, season premiere at 9pm on VH1

– VH1’s most celebrated music documentary series returns with seven of today’s most successful and celebrated artists. The five-time Emmy Award-nominated series gives viewers a front row seat to the most exclusive and intimate interviews with the artists as well as their families, friends and colleagues. Featured this season are Missy Elliott, Ice Cube, Mary J. Blige, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Adam Lambert and Ricky Martin. The series will bring viewers never-before-seen footage of these talented musicians and the people who know them best.

Friday, March 16th

Fairly Legal, season premiere at 9pm on USA

– Kate Reed (Sarah Shahi) is a firm believer that justice can always be found-even if it’s not always in the courtroom. Once a lawyer at her family’s esteemed San Francisco firm, Kate’s frustration with the legal system led her to a new career as a mediator. Thanks to her innate understanding of human nature, thorough legal knowledge, and wry sense of humor, Kate is a natural when it comes to dispute resolution. Except, it seems, when it comes to conflicts in her own life. Since her father’s sudden death, Kate’s relationship with her new boss-her “wicked” stepmother Lauren (Virginia Williams)-has grown ever more complicated, and the situation with her soon-to-be-ex-husband Justin (Michael Trucco), a San Francisco ADA, is no less confusing. With help from her resourceful assistant Leonardo (Baron Vaughn), Kate’s doing her best to focus on work and avoid her own problems. But with new personal challenges and tough, unconventional cases suddenly on her docket, this newly-minted mediator’s skills are about to be put to the test.

In Plain Sight, season premiere at 10pm on USA

– In the season finale, Mary was ordered to protect her least-favorite witness from hired mercenaries on the day of her sister’s wedding. Meanwhile, Brandi battled her own wedding-induced panic. When ambushed by assassins while escorting the witness to give his testimony, Marshall covered the eight month pregnant Mary from a hail of bullets. Mary finally made it back to the wedding to have her sister’s back but it wasn’t long before she went into premature labor and Marshall was right there holding her hand. This final season, US Marshal Mary Shannon is facing her toughest assignment yet: motherhood!

North Woods Law, series premiere at 10pm on Animal Planet

– This new Animal Planet series follows Maine’s elite game-warden service as they navigate the Pine Tree State’s rugged terrain during hunting season – one of the busiest and most perilous times of the year. Each punch of the time clock is a ticket to extreme danger and drama as undercover stings and intense rescues are all in a day’s work. Whether they’re tracking bears on dangerous mountains or busting drunk drivers on ATVs, these wardens risk life and limb to protect animals and serve the people of Maine.

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

– The hit comedy sitcom that seeks to rival NBC’s successful Thursday night comedy block opens its fifth season with two back-to-back new episodes. Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons in his Emmy-award winning role) are brilliant physicists who work at the California Institute of Technology. They have 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 beauty named Penny, a blonde waitress and aspiring actress, 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 Howard Wolowitz and Raj Koothrappali. However, Leonard sees in Penny a whole new universe of possibilities… including love. Leonard and Penny’s relationship has been on and off over the past four years, and last season Penny regretted breaking up with Leonard and was jealous of his current girlfriend Priya, Raj’s sister. In the season 4 finale, Raj and Penny had too much wine and wound up in bed together with no recollection of what happened that night…but their clothes were missing so you can put the pieces together…Producers told The Hollywood Reporter their drunken hook-up will be addressed in the season premiere, and as can be expected, Leonard doesn’t take the news well. Meanwhile, Leonard will have to deal with Priya moving back to India and trying to make a long-distance relationship work.

Charlie’s Angels, series premiere at 8pm on ABC

– Everyone deserves a second chance – even a thief, a street racer and a corrupt cop. After all, the three women who solve cases for their elusive boss, Charlie Townsend, are no saints. They’re angels… Charlie’s Angels. Set and filmed in Miami, this remake of the 1970s smash hit series from executive producer Drew Barrymore introduces us to three new angels, all fearless detectives, head-turning beauties and close friends. There’s Abby (Grey’s Anatomy’s Rachael Taylor), a Park Avenue princess who became a world-class thief. Then there’s Kate (Annie Ilonzeh), a Miami cop who fell from grace, losing both her career and her fiancé. Finally there’s Gloria, a disgraced army lieutenant who has a way with explosives. When one of the angels’ missions ends in Gloria’s tragic death, Charlie persuades them to partner with Gloria’s childhood friend, Eve (Parenthood’s Minka Kelly), a street racer with a mysterious past. They may not know each other yet, but one thing’s for sure — Abby, Kate and Eve will always have each others’ backs. The angels are rounded out by the new Bosley (Ramon Rodriguez), a hot, young computer hacker who helps them solve cases and enjoys being surrounded by powerful, beautiful women.

Community, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

– Or as I like to call it, the little show that does so much. Despite being very underrated and undeservedly so, this comedy series is an all-around winner that never ceases to amaze and entertain, from guest spots by the brilliant Betty White to its stop-motion holiday episode to its Dungeons and Dragons imaginary episode to its double episode Western-themed paintball season 2 finale, this show has so much heart in addition to its smart and funny writing.  From Dan Harmon (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Emmy Award winners Joe and Anthony Russo (Arrested Development), this series revolves around a band of misfits who attend Greendale Community College. At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, The Soup), a fast-talking lawyer whose degree has been revoked. With some help from his fellow classmates, Winger forms a study group that eventually learns more about themselves than their course work. Also among the series stars who comprise the group are comedy legend Chevy Chase (Chuck) as Pierce, a man whose life experience has brought him infinite wisdom; Gillian Jacobs (The Book of Daniel) as Britta, the 20-something dropout with something to prove; Yvette Nicole Brown (Rules of Engagement) as Shirley, a sassy middle-aged divorcée; Danny Pudi (Greek) as Abed, a pop culture junkie; Alison Brie (Mad Men) as Annie, a high-strung perfectionist; Donald Glover (30 Rock) as Troy, a former high school football star trying to find his way, and Ken Jeong (The Hangover) as former professor Señor Chang who got the boot at the end of season 1 for not having his teaching certification and enrolls as a student, then forces himself into the study group. At the end of last season, it was revealed Winger was having secret sex with Britta all year but had also kissed Annie. McHale tells EW this year Winger will have to choose one, and he is leaning towards Annie. Click here to watch a brilliant film noir montage of season 2 on nbc.com that portrays the fun-loving show as a moody psycho-sexual thriller revolving around this love triangle!

Parks and Recreation, season premiere at 8:30pm on NBC

– The now critically acclaimed series (star Amy Poehler received a much-deserved Emmy nod for her work last season) is returning for an amazing fourth season and all the word-of-mouth buzz suggests this season might be the highest-rated yet. The mockumentary comedy from the producers of The Office stars SNL’s Poehler as Leslie Knope, Deputy Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation in the small city of Pawnee, Indiana. The ever-optimistic, kind-hearted, and overly ambitious Knope never tires of trying to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun and beautiful even though no one else in her department, or her town for that matter, gives a crap. The series not only features smart, witty writing, and hilarious storylines, but also one of the best ensemble casts on television. Leslie’s office mate is Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari aka my homeboy, ‘nuff said), a fashion-obsessed wannabe player whose greatest dream is to own his own nightclub. Leslie’s boss, Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman, Children’s Hospital), hates the very government he works for, and sports one of the most impressive moustaches on primetime television. Rounding out the cast are Leslie’s best friend Ann (Rashida Jones, I Love You, Man, The Office), her ex-boyfriend Andy (Chris Pratt, Everwood), and Ron’s assistant April (Aubrey Plaza, Funny People), who is dating and very much in love with Andy. The addition of Adam Scott (Party Down) and the divinely beautiful Rob Lowe (Brothers and Sisters, The West Wing) as regular cast members portraying government officials Ben Wyatt and Chris Traeger during the entire third season was a delight that elevated the series to another level. This season we can expect it to get even better (if that’s even possible, its pretty freakin’ awesome as is already) as Leslie tackles her internal dilemma regarding whether to date her coworker Ben or pursue her dream of running for elected office.

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

– The hit medical drama enters its eighth season dealing with a lot of the loose ends left hanging in the season finale. Before we breaked for summer, Karev accidentally ratted out Meredith for messing with the clinical trial, resulting not only in her expected firing this season which we see in the promos but also in Derek leaving her for jeopardizing his whole clinical trial, just as the two are granted the adoption of little baby Zola. In the premiere, Mer-Der are still very much not the great couple we’ve become accustomed to seeing in the past few seasons since Derek feels very betrayed by Meredith’s actions but they are forced to come together nonetheless for baby Zola’s health. At the end of last season, Christina also realized she is pregnant and Owen kicked her out of the house because she insisted on having an abortion. So while the dark twisty sisters have enjoyed a few years of pleasant relationship happiness, they are now back to being single (hopefully only temporarily). Also, in the season finale it was revealed that the uptight and by-the-book April Kepner got the very competitive position of Chief Resident. This season, April will not only have to deal with all the responsibilities that come with that, but also work on earning the respect of her colleagues so that they can follow her directions, which is not so easy for the girl who is the biggest push-over on the show. Also this season, Karev is single and bitter after he told Dr. Lucy Fields (Rachel Taylor, one of Charlie’s Angels in the new ABC remake) to go to hell instead of asking her not to go to Africa for a great job opportunity she basically stole from under him, marking her departure from the show.

The Office, season premiere at 9pm on NBC

– Much suspicion regarding casting surrounds this season of the mockumentary series that explores the humorous and sometimes poignant foolishness that plagues the world of 9-to-5 based on the award-winning BBC hit. The recent departure of regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell), after 19 years of service, and the unexpected medical leave of his successor Deangelo Vickers have left many vying for the coveted manager position, including a few internal candidates. One startling move that did transpire during the interview process was the hiring of the weirdly charming and manipulative Robert California (James Spader, “Boston Legal”) by Dunder Mifflin Sabre CEO Jo Bennett. Robert accepted the regional manager job and quickly realized he was meant for something bigger, convincing Jo to step down and appoint him as the new CEO. Spader will be guest starring in the season premiere but once he leaves, who will be Michael’s successor? That’s the biggest question that looms over this season of the hit comedy series, especially when considering the in-house options…The loyal and often times unmotivated staff includes sales rep Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) who shares his working space with Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) the arrogant assistant to the regional manager whose responsibilities have expanded as the new owner of the office building. Pam Beesly Halpert (Jenna Fischer) is the former office receptionist now office administrator married to Jim, with one baby at home and another on the way. Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak, Inglorious Basterds) is the young, smart, former temp, whose fall from grace as a Dunder Mifflin executive quickly landed him back at the bottom of the food chain in Scranton. Andy Bernard (Ed Helms, The Hangover) is the preppy salesman and die-hard Cornell alum whose endless and unique musical talents keep the office entertained. A surprising relationship has also formed between Andy and the ambitious distribution coordinator Darryl Philbin (Craig Robinson, Hot Tub Time Machine), who moved his office from the warehouse to the main floor alongside Michael and his staff.

Person of Interest, series premiere at 9pm on CBS

– This critics’ pick of new fall series stars Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson in a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent, Reese (Caviezel), who teams up with a mysterious billionaire, Finch (Emerson), to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. Reese’s special training in covert operations appeals to Finch, a software genius who invented a program that uses pattern recognition to identify people about to be involved in violent crimes. Using state-of-the-art surveillance technology, the two work outside of the law, using Reese’s adept skills and Finch’s unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the Person of Interest and stop the crime before it happens. Reese’s actions draw the attention of the NYPD, including homicide detective Carter (Henson), and Fusco, a cop whom Reese uses to his advantage. With infinite crimes to investigate, Reese and Finch find that the right person, with the right information, at the right time, can change everything.

Whitney, series premiere at 9:30pm on NBC

– NBC’s new multi-camera comedy named after and starring its creator Whitney Cummings from Chelsea Lately is a hilarious look at modern day love, which centers around Whitney and Alex (Chris D’Elia, Glory Daze), a happily unmarried couple. Together for three years, the duo is in no rush to get hitched, which seems to get a mixed response from their friends. Whitney’s close circle of girlfriends includes, on one side, Lily, a romantic idealist who loves being in love, and on the other, Roxanne, a recent divorcee who is practical, cynical and dreading being single again. Lily and Roxanne’s opposing points of view only exacerbate Whitney’s own complicated outlook on relationships. Completing their close-knit group is Neal, a real modern day Renaissance man – sensitive and cool, who knows a little bit about everything and happens to be dating Lily. On the other end of the spectrum is Whitney and Alex’s next-door neighbor Mark, a police officer and total bachelor, who claims to be the ultimate player, but likes to talk a good game. At the end of the day, Whitney and Alex try to have a relationship on their own terms – in a world that expects a more traditional approach.

The Mentalist, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

– The hit crime procedural stars Golden Globe Award nominee 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. Before working for the CBI, he was a very successful fake psychic, until serial killer Red John murdered his wife and daughter in retaliation for Jane’s televised mocking. The murder of his family left Jane devoid of much empathy and feeling. Combined with his con artist upbringing, this has made him a cold and uncaring person with deep anger issues. He hides this by being charming and carefree. Despite this, Jane has started to develop close friendships with his colleagues, especially Agent Lisbon (Robin Tunney). He often shows his darker side concerning Red John, the serial killer who murdered his family. In the season finale, Patrick set an elaborate trap designed to expose and snare Red John’s mole inside the CBI. Mission accomplished: The traitor turned out to be FBI agent Craig O’Laughlin (Eric Winter), who outed himself by trying to assassinate Virgil’s replacement, Madeleine Hightower (Aunjanue Ellis), who had been framed for murder and gone into hiding, protected by Jane and Lisbon. Jane had Lisbon dial the last number on O’Laughlin’s number and a man sitting near Jane in a shopping mall answered the phone in Red John’s fake high tenor. Jane finally came face to face with the mysterious and elusive Red John, and the monster turned out to be Bradley Whitford, the former star of The West Wing and The Good Guys. He shot Red John three times then calmly proceeded to finish drinking his tea as cops swarmed in to arrest him.

Prime Suspect, series premiere at 10pm on NBC

– Based on the critically acclaimed British television series of the same name, Prime Suspect has been redeveloped for American audiences by producers Alexandra Cunningham (Desperate Housewives) and Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights). The crime drama stars Maria Bello (A History of Violence) as tough-as-nails NYPD homicide Detective Jane Timoney, an outsider who has just transferred to a new squad where her new colleagues already dislike her. Jane is confident and focused – and also rude, abrupt and occasionally reckless. She has her vices, and rumors of a questionable past follow her everywhere – but at the end of the day, she’s an instinctively brilliant cop who can’t be distracted from the only important thing: the prime suspect.

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New Premieres in TV: Friday, September 23rd

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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New Premieres in TV: Friday, September, 24th

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