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Sunday, September 28th

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

– Season 4’s finale had everyone buzzing with the arrival of the year’s favorite Disney newcomer to Storybrooke: Elsa from “Frozen”. The Storybrooke residents do not know what Elsa has in store for them. Back in the past, in Elsa’s kingdom of Arendelle, we will discover what happened to her, her sister Anna and Kristoff, and how and why Elsa became a prisoner of Rumplestiltskin. And now that Emma has brought back Robin Hood’s wife, Marian, and possibly sparked the end of Regina’s relationship with him, will she return to her old, evil ways and do everything in her power to get even? And newlyweds Belle and Rumplestiltskin continue to be deeply in love with each other. But Rumple is hiding a secret from Belle — one that, if found out, could destroy their happiness – he continues to be the master of the dagger that calls upon him to be the Dark One. Can Emma and Hook commit to one another, and can these two damaged people take their love to the next level?

The Simpsons, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

– Having recently reached its milestone 550th episode, The Simpsons continues to strike a chord with viewers for irreverently poking fun at anything and everything. The Simpsons (Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie) reside in the town of Springfield. The family adventures continue this fall when in the season premiere the unthinkable happens: a Springfield resident dies. Additional guest voices this season include Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, David Hyde Pierce, Will Forte, Jeff Ross, and Matthew Sweet. An episode written by Judd Apatow (rom-com writer/director extraordinaire) will also air this season.

Bob’s Burgers, season premiere at 7:30pm on FOX

– Having won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program, Bob’s Burgers returns for a fresh and flavorful fifth season. The series follows Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), who runs Bob’s Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Bob has big ideas about burgers, but the rest of the clan falls short on service. Despite the greasy counters and lousy location, the Belchers are determined to make every “Grand Re-Re-Re-opening” a success. Bob’s wife, Linda (John Roberts), stands by her man and often does so by bursting into song. Their eldest daughter, 13-year-old Tina (Dan Mintz), has a slight obsession with boys and zombies. Middle child Gene (Eugene Mirman) is an aspiring musician with a thirst for life. Louise (Kristen Schaal) is the bunny ears-wearing youngest daughter with an off-kilter sense of humor that makes her somewhat of a liability in the kitchen – and with the public.

Revenge, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

– ABC’s soapy Hamptons drama returns for season four with one major change: Lead character Emily Thorne is no longer the one seeking the titular vengeance. This time around, the tables are turned, and it’s her arch-nemesis Victoria Grayson who will be pursuing a vendetta against Emily. Season three closed with a doozy of a finale — an hour packed with a plethora of cliffhangers that left fans reeling all summer long. Jack was hauled in for questioning after Charlotte turned him in as her kidnapper and Daniel woke up to find himself in bed with a corpse (an OD arranged by Gideon for blackmail purposes), and those were the two least shocking twists of the episode. In retaliation for Pascal’s death (and three seasons’ worth of meddling), Victoria pays Emily back by smothering Aiden to death and then parking his corpse in Emily’s living room. Then in retaliation for Aiden’s death (the cycle never ends), Emily lures Victoria to a graveyard where she’s digging up Amanda’s grave. She knocks Victoria out with a shovel, and when the ice queen wakes up… she’s been committed to an insane asylum! Emily told the doctors Victoria had gone crazy and was trying to prove that Emily was actually Amanda (which, as it so happens, is true). Season five will introduce The Simpsons‘ Yeardley Smith as Phyllis, a mental patient alongside Victoria Grayson (who of course was sent away for making insane furniture purchases).

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

– Fresh off his ”suspension,” the weirdly competent Detective Peralta (Andy Samberg) is back…sort of. He quickly goes undercover for a Mafia sting. Thankfully, the ep eschews tired gabagool gangster clichés, relying on the show’s strengths: quirky workplace comedy, goofy throwaway lines, and, best as always, Andre Braugher’s superb Captain Holt.

Monday, September 29th

Mom, season premiere at 8:30pm on CBS

– Allison Janney won an Emmy for this, so it must be good…right? Mostly. In the first one back, titled ”Hepatitis and Lemon Zest,” Christy (the always great Anna Faris) succumbs to the lure of gambling, and things quickly get dire. As the title suggests, the story is a little sweet, a little uncomfortable, and very Chuck Lorre.

Castle, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

– When viewers first met Richard Castle – a famous mystery novelist and divorced father raising his teenage daughter, while being kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother –he was creatively blocked. But when the NYPD questioned him in connection with a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books, Castle found inspiration in Detective Kate Beckett, a bright and aggressive homicide cop with a fascination for odd and offbeat cases stemming from the years-old unsolved murder of her own mother. Fast forward several years later, Castle and Beckett’s partnership has blossomed into a full-fledged romance but their journey to tie the knot has been plagued by many obstacles. It finally seemed like the lovebirds had overcome all the hurdles to find their happy ending when Castle’s car was run off the road on the way to his wedding ceremony. Did Castle survive the fiery car crash at the end of last season? We have no inside info—but we can’t help noticing they haven’t changed the title to Beckett.

NCIS: Los Angeles, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

– Callen and Sam are trapped in an armed submarine that terrorists have aimed to hit an aircraft carrier in San Diego. Meanwhile, Hetty defies orders and forgoes her trip to Washington, as the team tries to locate and save Callen and Sam and prevent the terrorist attack, on the sixth season premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles.

Tuesday, September 30th

Happyland, series premiere at 11pm on MTV

Happyland a soapy teen dramedy exploring the underbelly of one of the country’s most popular theme parks, going behind the scenes to reveal the not so magical reality of the park workers. The series centers on Lucy (Bianca Santos), the cynical teenage daughter of idealistic park princess mom, Elena (Camille Guaty). Having grown up in a world of manufactured happiness her whole life, Lucy wants to get out and experience something real. When Ian (Shane Harper), the new park owner’s son, arrives and sweeps her off her feet, Lucy is left wondering if fairy tale endings do exist after all. But when a scandalous secret turns her life upside down, she learns Happyland is far from a walk in the park.

Manhattan Love Story, series premiere at 10pm on ABC

– Have you ever wondered what your date was thinking? This romantic comedy exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often-contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating. Viewers will hear the inner monologues of unlucky-in-love New York twentysomethings Peter (Jake McDorman) and Dana (Analeigh Tipton). Manhattan will make quick use of its namesake (almost half of each episode is shot on location throughout the city), but Lowell says the central romance will be a slow, slow burn.

Selfie, series premiere at 8pm on ABC

– It’s loosely based on “My Fair Lady,” but Selfie also has a more modern muse: Miley Cyrus. Creator Emily Kapnek (Suburgatory) says, “There’s something compelling about the language barrier in people so steeped in technology.” That inspired Kapnek to invent Eliza (Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan) a self-obsessed pharmaceutical rep who seeks an image makeover from her marketing-whiz co-worker Henry (John Cho). As their potential romance simmers, Selfie’s humor stems largely from Eliza’s quirky colleagues and her extreme narcissism—not to mention her totes-ridic lingo.

Wednesday, October 1st

Criminal Minds, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

– Hit crime procedural Criminal Minds revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases. After spending the summer shorthanded because of Blake’s (Jeanne Tripplehorn) sudden departure, the BAU team will get a reprieve with the hiring of FBI agent Kate Callahan (Jennifer Love Hewitt). Kate has an instant rapport with the team, especially Rossi, who will have two big surprises this year.

Stalker, series premiere at 10pm on CBS

– Following in the failed steps of last year’s dark drama Hostages, Dylan McDermott is not scared away from starring in another psychological thriller. Co-starring Maggie Q, Stalker is about detectives who investigate stalking incidents – including voyeurism, cyber harassment and romantic fixation – for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD. Det. Jack Larsen is a recent transfer to the Unit from New York City’s homicide division, whose confidence, strong personality and questionable behavior has landed him in trouble before – but whose past behavior may also prove valuable in his new job. His boss, Lt. Beth Davis, is strong, focused and an expert in the field, driven by her traumatic personal experience as a victim. With the rest of their team, young but eager Det. Ben Caldwell and deceptively smart Det. Janice Lawrence, Larsen and Davis assess the threat level of cases and respond before the stalking and intimidation spirals out of control, all while trying to keep their personal obsessions at bay.

Thursday, October 2nd

Reign, season premiere at 9pm on The CW

– Over the course of the stormy first season, Mary, Queen of Scots, struggled to balance her many roles — as Queen of Scotland, as royal fiancée, and later as young wife to the future King of France, and as faithful friend to her ladies in waiting. Challenges came in every form: the reigning queen consort of France, Francis’ mother, Catherine de Medici, did everything she could to destroy the union of Mary and Francis, even if that meant taking Mary’s life. Francis and Mary were both torn by their duties to their nations, paving the way for Mary to form a close bond with Bash, Francis’ illegitimate brother, who could offer Mary a level of devotion the future king could not. By the end of the season, the shocking death of King Henry made Francis and Mary the new King and Queen of France. But before their new crowns could be placed on their heads, Francis had placed himself on the wrong side of the quarantined castle’s gates, rushing to help Lola give birth to his first and possibly only child. The second season begins with Mary and Francis on the throne of a nation burning. France is rocked by the aftereffects of the plague – a disease that crept inside the castle walls, taking thousands upon thousands of lives across the land, and ravaging the stability of a nation. From the ashes, powerful lords will rise, carrying out personal, religious and political vendettas, taking lives, and tearing at Mary and Francis’ commitment to their people – and to each other.

The Vampire Diaries, season premiere at 8pm on The CW

– As season five begins, Damon and Elena have spent a blissful summer in love, unaware that Silas is free and Stefan has been suffering agonizing pain every day for months. Damon believes Stefan is staying away because it would be too painful for him to see Damon and Elena as a couple, but Elena can’t escape the uneasy feeling that Stefan needs their help. While Elena is reluctant to leave Damon and Jeremy, she is also thrilled to be heading off to a new start at nearby Whitmore College with Caroline as her roommate. Still unaware that Bonnie is dead, Elena and Caroline are waiting for their friend to join them at college. Jeremy is the only one who can see and talk to Bonnie who is trapped on the Other Side. Caroline is also waiting impatiently for Tyler to return and join her at Whitmore. Matt and Rebekah have spent a wonderful summer traveling through Europe, and the newly cured Katherine is having a tough time adjusting to being human after 500 years as a vampire. Returning to town after months on the run, Katherine asks Damon to help her now that she is vulnerable to her many enemies. Although everyone in this tight-knit group of friends is trying to move on to a new and better phase of their lives, the past is always with them, and Silas is determined to use his powers and the secrets of dopplegangers to make sure no one remains unscathed.

Bad Judge, series premiere at 9pm on NBC

– No excuses, no apologies, no compromises. Wild child Rebecca Wright (Kate Walsh, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) knows how to have a good time, but she also happens to be one of LA’s toughest and most respected criminal court judges. She has a reputation for unorthodox behavior in the courtroom, including creative rulings and saying exactly what’s on her mind. Her private life, on the other hand, is anything but innocent. While there’s no shortage of male admirers who would love to spend time with her, she’s not ready to settle down.

A to Z, series premiere at 9:30pm on NBC

A to Z tells the story of Andrew (Ben Feldman, Mad Men, The Mindy Project) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” How I Met Your Mother) – a pair that almost wasn’t – and all that happened from the day they met. Andrew Lofland, while a guy’s guy, has always been a secret romantic… not above crooning to Celine Dion while driving to work, with dreams of finding “the one.” He imagines her to be just like that shimmering beauty he spotted that night in that silver dress at that concert two years ago. Zelda Vasco is a no-nonsense lawyer who has strong feelings about being her own person and prefers the control of online dating. However, when a computer glitch sends her a total mismatch, she’s asked to come in for an interview at Wallflower Online Dating, the agency where Andrew works. Andrew and Zelda meet for the first time and despite their differences, sparks fly. She thinks it’s chance. He thinks it’s fate. After all, he’s convinced she’s the shimmering girl in the silver dress. Is it true love forever or just a detour in destiny?

Gracepoint, series premiere at 9pm on FOX

– When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small northern California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case turns neighbor against neighbor and sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy’s family into further turmoil and upends the lives of the town’s residents. Welcome to Gracepoint, a new 10-episode mystery event series based on Broadchurch, the U.K.’s critically acclaimed hit crime drama. Gracepoint is an expansion of the original series, introducing new characters, identifying new suspects and threading new storylines through the gripping narrative that will end when secrets are revealed and the killer is caught.

Saturday, October 4th

Austin City Limits, season premiere at 9pm on PBS

ACL, the longest running music series in the country, showcases popular music legends and innovators from all genres. Great music. No limits.

Survivor’s Remorse, series premiere at 9pm on Starz

Survivor’s Remorse, a six-episode comedy series follows Cam Calloway played by Jessie T. Usher, a basketball phenom in his early 20s who is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team in Atlanta. Cam, along with his cousin, and confidant Reggie Vaughn (RonReaco Lee) move to Georgia to start Cam’s journey to success. The two confront the challenges of carrying opportunistic family members and their strong ties to the impoverished community that they come from. Cam, Reggie, and an unforgettable group of characters wrestle with the rewards and pitfalls of stardom, love, and loyalty.

Sunday, September 22nd

65th Primetime Emmy Awards, live awards show from 8 to 11pm on CBS

– If you think TV’s glitziest awards show won’t work without a splashy musical kickoff…you’re wrong. NPH insists that he will not be doing a song-and-dance number at the opening of the show following his raved-about Tony’s hosting gig in June. But never fear, NPH fans: the three-time Emmy winner still promises a classy and smart event packed with starry presenters like Kerry Washington and Allison Janney, witty banter, earnest celebration, and yes—even stage magic.

Monday, September 23rd

The Voice, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

How I Met Your Mother, 1-hour season premiere at 8pm on CBS

2 Broke Girls, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

Mom, season premiere at 9:30pm on CBS

Castle, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

The Blacklist, series premiere at 10pm on NBC

The Hostages, series premiere at 10pm on CBS

Tuesday, September 24th

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., series premiere at 8pm on ABC

NCIS, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

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

The Goldbergs, series premiere at 9pm on ABC

Trophy Wife, series premiere at 9:30pm on ABC

Lucky 7, series premiere at 10pm on ABC

Chicago Fire, season premiere at 10pm on NBC

Person of Interest, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

Wednesday, September 25th

Revolution, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

The Middle, season premiere at 8pm on ABC

Back in the Game, series premiere at 8:30pm on ABC

Criminal Minds, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

Law & Order: SVU, 2-hour season premiere at 9pm on NBC

Modern Family, 1-hour season premiere at 9pm on ABC

Nashville, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

CSI, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

Thursday, September 26th

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

Parks & Recreation, 1-hour season premiere at 8pm on NBC

The Crazy Ones, series premiere at 9pm on CBS

Glee, season premiere at 9pm on FOX

Grey’s Anatomy, 2-hour season premiere at 9pm on ABC

The Michael J. Fox Show, 1-hour series premiere at 9pm on NBC

Two and a Half Men, season premiere at 9:30pm on CBS

Parenthood, season premiere at 10pm on NBC

Elementary, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

Friday, September 27th

Masterchef Junior, series premiere at 8pm on FOX

Undercover Boss, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

Hawaii Five-0, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

Blue Bloods, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

Saturday, September 28th

Saturday Night Live, season premiere at 11:30pm on NBC

– Enjoy the adorableness that is Seth Meyers before he starts working five nights a week instead of one.

Marvel Agents of SHIELDMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., series premiere at 8pm on ABC

– Clark Gregg (The New Adventures of Old Christine) reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker, Skye (Chloe Bennet).

NCIS, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

NCIS is saying farewell to a team member and the two-part season 11 premiere will bring the story of Cote de Pablo’s Ziva to a close and deal with the finale cliff-hanger that saw Gibbs (Mark Harmon) set his crosshairs on Agent Fornell (Joe Spano). Fans are already mourning Ziva’s exit—and the end of the much-loved flirty tension she shared with Tony (Michael Weatherly)—and Glasberg says they won’t be the only ones feeling the loss.

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

NCIS: Los Angeles is a drama about the high-stakes world of a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation’s security. By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly-trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets. Sam (LL Cool J) and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) are exactly where they were at the end of season 4 – being tortured by Russian arms dealer Issak Sidorov and his men. The rest of the team must scramble to save their friends in a big and powerful episode.

The Goldbergs, series premiere at 9pm on ABC

– Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the ‘80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam (Sean Giambrone) these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other, just with a lot more yelling. Mom Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is a classic “smother;” an overbearing, overprotective matriarch who rules this brood with 100% authority and zero sense of boundaries. Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) is gruff, hot-tempered and trying to parent without screaming. Sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) is 17, hot, terrifying and not one to mess with. Barry (Troy Gentile) is 16, an overly emotional teen with severe middle child syndrome. Adam (Sam Giambrone) is the youngest, a camera-wielding future director who’s crushing on an older woman. Rounding out the family is beloved grandfather Al “Pops” Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who’s schooling Adam in the ways of love. When Pops buys a new sports car and offers his Caddy to middle child Barry, it’s enough to drive this already high-strung family to the brink of chaos.

Trophy Wife

Trophy Wife, series premiere at 9:30pm on ABC

– They say the third time’s the charm, and reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman) is hoping that’s true when she becomes the third wife of a slightly older man, Pete (Bradley Whitford). They fell into each others’ arms (literally) at a karaoke bar, and flash forward a year later, Kate finds herself with an instafamily complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives. But Kate is determined to make this work and become a part of the family no matter what. Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) is ex-wife number one, an intense and overachieving former Olympic athlete and the mother of twin teenagers Hillary (Bailee Madison) and Warren (Ryan Scott Lee). Diane is quick to convey her withering disapproval of Kate’s barely tapped maternal instincts. Daughter Hillary is not a fan of her new step-mom either, despite Kate’s attempts to win her trust. And son Warren may have an erotic fixation on his dad’s beautiful, young spouse. Ex-wife number two, Jackie (Michaela Watkins), is mother to adopted son Bert (Albert Tsai), and can pull Pete’s strings with her special blend of neurotic, new-ageyness. Juggling all this baggage is uncharted territory for Kate, who finds support in the most unusual place – with her best friend, Meg (Natalie Morales), a party-hearty singleton and the only woman Kate knows who has less experience with kids than she has.

Lucky 7, series premiere at 10pm on ABC

– ABC’s new drama series follows a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York whose lives are transformed by an unexpected lottery win. Aside from the money, relationships will change as the trust between two brothers will be uprooted, budding romances will develop and secrets will come to the surface. Matt Korzak (Matt Long) could get his very pregnant girlfriend, Mary Lavecchia (Christine Evangelista), and their other child out of his mother’s house with some desperately needed cash. Matt’s brother, Nicky (Stephen Louis Grush), an ex-con, could pay off a dangerous debt and pursue the huge crush he has on co-worker Samira Lashari (Summer Bishil). Samira, a second-generation Pakistani immigrant and a talented musician, could finally afford to go to her dream school, Juilliard. Denise Dibinksy (Lorraine Bruce), the tender-hearted Gold Star cashier, is struggling to lose weight and regain her former glory, but the winnings could provide an opportunity for her to rebuild her crumbling marriage. Leanne Maxwell (Anastasia Phillips), a young single mother, will try to keep her past hidden despite the spotlight the lottery win puts on her. Bob Harris (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.), the store’s manager and quite possibly the nicest man in the world, wants to buy the Gold Star and make it into the perfect workplace he always imagined. And cheerful and charming Antonio Clemente (Luis Antonio Ramos) will discover ways to capitalize on the group’s win in order to give his wife, Bianca (Alex Castillo), and their three kids a whole new life. Now that their circumstances have changed, the Lucky 7 will need to overcome obstacles, reach down deep to examine their values and find out who they really are if they’re to enjoy their newfound wealth.

Chicago Fire Season 2Chicago Fire, season premiere at 10pm on NBC

– From renowned, Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf (Law & Order franchise) comes the high-octane drama Chicago Fire, – an edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America’s noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating. These courageous men and women are among the elite who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death. When we last left Lt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer), he was still reeling from and seeking revenge for the murder of his longtime girlfriend Hallie. In its sophomore season, the personal lives of the firefighters will continue to go up in flames. Someone will have a new romance; Casey will deal with a family crisis that will bring him much closer to Dawson (Monica Raymund); and there will be a surprise twist in the baby-triangle saga involving Severide, Shay, and Renee.

Person of Interest, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

The good news: Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) are still getting numbers from the Machine. The bad news: The device is also in touch with Amy Acker’s unhinged hacker Root, who’s been bumped up to series regular for season 3. At least the good guys have a newly minted regular on their side: the fearless Shaw (Sarah Shahi), an ex-assassin who prefers to kill first and ask questions later. Expect a Fleet Week-set premiere that delves into Reese’s backstory, and plenty more surveillance-based shenanigans—though as Emerson points out, recent revelations about the NSA make POI feel as though it’s no longer a syfy show.

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Sunday, September 23rd

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, live awards show from 8 to 11pm on ABC

– Tonight’s awards for the best TV of the year will likely belong to the Men of Mad and the gentlemen (and women) of Downton. Will Don Draper & Co win their way to domination with their 17 nominations? Or will that honor go to the lords and ladies of Downton Abbey, who could head back across the Atlantic with 16? Could American Horror Story scare up some victories among its 17 nods, or will it lose out to main competitor Hatfields & McCoys? And, of course, you can never rule our awards-show bait like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Homeland. First-time host Jimmy Kimmel could take home his first Emmy too. Though no doubt he’s just honored to have been nominated…in a category that shut out Jay Leno.

Treme, season premiere at 10pm on HBO

– From the creator of The Wire, this drama featuring jazz music is set in post-Katrina New Orleans. It chronicles the struggles of a diverse group of residents as they rebuild their lives and their city. ‘Treme,’ pronounced Truh-may, takes its title from the name of one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, an historically important source of African-American music and culture. Season 2 picks up 14 months after the federal levees failed. While many of the old challenges persist, much has changed. The profiteers have arrived, though the insurance checks haven’t. Crime is on the rise, but the ability of the police department to keep pace with the criminals is questionable. Life in New Orleans is getting better, but it’s not happening fast enough to keep residents from wondering whether things would be easier, better, elsewhere. What keeps the city afloat through all of this is its culture. Mardi Gras Indian chief Albert Lambreaux (Clarke Peters) is sewing in preparation for Mardi Gras. The social aid and pleasure clubs are getting ready to hit the streets in their colorful, fast step finery. And those loveable rogues, Davis McAlary (Steve Zahn) and Antoine Batiste (Wendell Pierce) have cooked up a new set of schemes on and off the bandstand.

Monday, September 24th

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

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

Partners, series premiere at 8:30pm on CBS

2 Broke Girls, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

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

Castle, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

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

Tuesday, September 25th

NCIS, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

New Girl, season premiere at 8pm on FOX, 2nd new episode at 9pm

Ben and Kate, series premiere at 8:30pm on FOX

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

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

Private Practice, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

Vegas, series premiere at 10pm on CBS

Wednesday, September 26th

The Middle, hour-long season premiere at 8pm on ABC

Animal Practice, official series premiere at 8pm on NBC

Guys With Kids, official series premiere at 8:30pm on NBC

Criminal Minds, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

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

Modern Family, season premiere at 9pm on ABC

The Neighbors, series premiere at 9:30pm on ABC

CSI, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

Thursday, September 27th

Last Resort, series premiere at 8pm on ABC

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

Two and a Half Men, season premiere at 8:30pm on CBS

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

Person of Interest, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

Elementary, series premiere at 10pm on CBS

Scandal, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

Friday, September 28th

CSI: NY, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

Fringe, season premiere at 9pm on FOX

Made in Jersey, series premiere at 9pm on CBS

Blue Bloods, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

Saturday, September 29th

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, series premiere at 11am on Nickelodeon

Chef Race: U.K. vs U.S., sneak peek at 10pm on BBC America

 The Biggest Loser, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

The Biggest Loser kicks off Season 12 on Tuesday, September 20th with two new trainers – Anna Kournikova and Dolvett Quince – joining Biggest Loser favorite Bob Harper and 15 contestants competing in a “Battle of the Ages” that will group contestants by age for the first time ever in the history of the show. On the player’s side, there will be three teams of five divided by age: the youngest players (all under 30), the middle players (ages 30-49) and the older players (ages 50 and over). The Season 12 contestants range in age from 24 to 65. In the premiere, host Alison Sweeney tells the teams that they will make their first game-changing decision – who their trainer will be – in the order in which they finish the first challenge. They can choose longtime Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper, or one of the two new trainers – internationally recognized tennis star and certified trainer Anna Kournikova or top fitness expert Dolvett Quince. Once each team chooses its trainer, the “Battle of the Ages” begins!

Glee, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

– Entering its third season, this musical comedy is about a group of eager and ambitious students who strive to outshine their singing competition to win Nationals while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High. Since its debut, Glee has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors including the Golden Globe and Peabody Award and singlehandedly made glee clubs cool again.

NCIS, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

– The hit crime procedural revolves around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal investigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.With liberal doses of humor, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations. NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), a former Marine gunnery sergeant, whose skills as an investigator are unmatched, formerly led this troupe of colorful personalities. Gibbs, a man of few words, only needs a look to explain it all. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, Gibbs and his team of special agents travel the globe to investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.

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

– The spin-off of the hit series is a drama about the high stakes world of the Office of Special Projects (OSP), a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation’s security. By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets. Special Agent “G” Callen is a chameleon who transforms himself into whomever he needs to be to infiltrate the criminal underworld. His partner is Special Agent Sam Hanna, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who has seen action in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and a surveillance expert who uses state of the art monitoring equipment to look out for those in the field and feed them crucial information. Assisting the team is Special Agent Kensi Blye, Operational Psychologist Nate Getz, new recruit Dominic Vail, and Henrietta “Hetty” Lange who oversees the “backroom” support staff. Armed with the latest in high tech gear and sent regularly into life-threatening situations, this tight-knit unit relies on each other to do what is necessary to protect national interests.

New Girl, series premiere at 9pm on FOX

– A new comedy series that features a young ensemble cast that takes a fresh look at modern relationships. After a bad break-up, Jess Day (played by indie darling Zooey Deschanel) needs a new place to live. An online search leads her to a great loft…and three single guys she’s never met before. But Jess moves in, and through her unique sense of self and the support of her new roommates, she learns to move on. Of her three new male roommates, Nick (Jake Johnson) is the most grounded…and also the most jaded. A law school dropout, he spends most of his time hiding under his hoodie and tending bar. Schmidt (Max Greenfield) is a hustling young professional who’s pretty proud of his own abs. Winston (Lamorne Morris), is an intensely competitive former athlete who doesn’t know what to do next-but whatever he does, he wants to win it.

Raising Hope, season premiere at 9:30pm on FOX

– The critically acclaimed single-camera comedy from Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia is returning for a second season of adventures with the Chance family as they find themselves raising the newest addition to the household. Months after a romantic encounter with a wanted felon, 23-year-old Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff) learns he is the father of a bouncing baby girl. Once coasting along through life in the slow lane, Jimmy now faces his toughest job yet: being a dad. Jimmy’s quirky family members – mother VIRGINIA (Martha Plimpton), father Burt (Garret Dillahunt) and great-grandmother Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) – are less than enthusiastic about the little one. His parents, who had him when they were 15, never knew anything about raising a child and have little interest in trying again. And Maw Maw…well, keeping her in check is a full-time job. Jimmy may be able to get some help from Sabrina (Shannon Woodward), a sardonic checkout clerk he met at the supermarket if only he can work up the nerve to ask her out. Despite it all, Jimmy is determined to take care of his baby – whom Virginia named Hope. With very few useful skills but their hearts in the right place, will the Chances be successful in the unpredictable and immensely challenging world of parenting?

Body of Proof, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

– The sophomore crime drama follows the life and career of Medical Examiner Megan Hunt, once a high-flying neurosurgeon, who now works in Philadelphia’s Medical Examiner’s Office after a car accident abruptly ended her neurosurgery career. As a Medical Examiner Megan applies her vast medical knowledge, keen instincts and variously charming and scalpel-like personality to the task of solving the medical mysteries of the dead and bringing the people responsible for their deaths to justice. Death is a fact of life. The irony is, death has brought new life to Megan Hunt. As she investigates what happened to her patients, their lives and the lessons they hold become a kind of bequest to Megan, to learn from and to apply to her own life, if she has the courage to do so. It’s one thing to want to change, it’s quite another to make it happen.

Unforgettable, series premiere at 10pm on CBS

– This new CBS crime procedural (because they didn’t have enough…) stars Without A Trace’s Poppy Montgomery as Carrie Wells, an enigmatic former police detective with a rare condition that makes her memory so flawless that every place, every conversation, every moment of joy and every heartbreak is forever embedded in her mind. It’s not just that she doesn’t forget anything – she can’t; except for one thing: the details that would help solve her sister’s long-ago murder. Carrie has tried to put her past behind her, but she’s unexpectedly reunited with her ex-boyfriend and partner, NYPD Detective Al Burns (Dylan Walsh), when she consults on a homicide case. His squad includes Det. Mike Costello (Michael Gaston), Al’s right-hand man; Detective Roe Saunders (Kevin Rankin), the junior member of the team; and Detective Nina Inara (Daya Vaidya), a sassy, street-smart cop. Being back on the job after a break feels surprisingly right for Carrie. Despite her conflicted feelings for Al, she decides to permanently join his unit as a detective solving homicides – most notably, the unsolved murder of her sister. All she needs to do is remember.

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Glee, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

– The smart musical comedy about a group of underdog high school students finding themselves through their glee club has quickly become a pop-culture phenomenon. Entering its sophomore season after a very successful freshman year, Glee has 19 Emmy Nominations under it’s belt and four wins, including one for the brilliant Jane Lynch in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category for her role as Sue Sylvester, the track-suit loving cheerleading coach who pumps herself full of horse estrogen and taunts the Glee club. Glee follows a group of eager and ambitious students as they strive to outshine their singing competition while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High. Although New Directions lost at Regionals in the season finale, they now have their sights set on making it to Nationals and defeating their arch rivals, Vocal Adrenaline. This season, the club’s leading voices Rachel and Finn are working to stabilize their romantic relationship and we are introduced to three new characters, one of whom is supposed to be Kurt’s hunky boyfriend. We also have great guest stars to look forward to, including Britney Spears making an appearance in a Britney Spears themed-episode that will take us back to ’99.

The Biggest Loser, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

– 21 contestant hopefuls vy for a spot at the ranch to get healthy and change their lives forever. The tenth season of the hit fitness reality competition series has a “pay it forward” theme. With obesity now one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States, The Biggest Loser wanted to broaden their reach this season, pay it forward and motivate communities – not just contestants – to get healthy. So trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels and host Alison Sweeney travel to seven cities in the premiere episode, with each trainer leading community fitness challenges like a one-mile race or a 500 step-up competition. In each of the seven cities – Detroit, Los Angeles, Portland, Atlanta, Phoenix, Oklahoma City and Boston – there will also be three contestant hopefuls competing in the challenges. The two candidates who complete their fitness challenge first win a spot at the ranch. Those who don’t make it will get a chance to vie for a spot on the show in a later episode.

NCIS, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

– The hit crime procedural ended its last season with its highest ranking yet — #4 overall in the ratings. NCIS revolves around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal investigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.With liberal doses of humor, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations. NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), a former Marine gunnery sergeant, whose skills as an investigator are unmatched, formerly led this troupe of colorful personalities. Gibbs, a man of few words, only needs a look to explain it all. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, Gibbs and his team of special agents travel the globe to investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.

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

– The spin-off of the hit series is a drama about the high stakes world of the Office of Special Projects (OSP), a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation’s security. By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets. Special Agent “G” Callen is a chameleon who transforms himself into whomever he needs to be to infiltrate the criminal underworld. His partner is Special Agent Sam Hanna, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who has seen action in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and a surveillance expert who uses state of the art monitoring equipment to look out for those in the field and feed them crucial information. Assisting the team is Special Agent Kensi Blye, Operational Psychologist Nate Getz, new recruit Dominic Vail, and Henrietta “Hetty” Lange who oversees the “backroom” support staff. Armed with the latest in high tech gear and sent regularly into life-threatening situations, this tight-knit unit relies on each other to do what is necessary to protect national interests.

Raising Hope, series premiere at 9pm on FOX

– This charming new comedy follows the deadbeat Chance family as they find themselves adding an unexpected new member into their household. At 23 years old, Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff) is going nowhere in life. He skims pools for a living, parties every night and still lives at home with his family, including his Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman), his mother Virginia (Martha Plimpton), and his father Burt (Garret Dillahunt). Jimmy’s life takes a drastic turn when a chance romantic encounter with Lucy (guest star Bijou Phillips) goes awry once he discovers she is a wanted felon. Months later, when Jimmy pays a visit to the local prison, he learns Lucy is pregnant with their baby, and after she gives birth, he is charged with raising their daughter. The poor baby couldn’t have been born to a more incompetent family but it should prove quite amusing.

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

– From the Emmy Award-winning creator and the star of the critically acclaimed FOX series Arrested Development comes a new romantic comedy starring Will Arnett and Keri Russell. Arnett plays Steven Wilde, a filthy-rich, immature playboy trying desperately to win (or buy) the heart of his childhood sweetheart, Emmy Kadubic (Russell), the über-liberal humanitarian who got away – all told through the perspective of a 12-year-old girl. The son of an oil tycoon, Steve hasn’t had to work a day in his life and has always gotten everything he’s wanted – with one exception: the love of Emmy. The daughter of a former Wilde housekeeper, Emmy is an earnest do-gooder who has spent her adult life trying to save the world.

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

– Detroit is known worldwide for its dangerous streets but what of the people who protect the city? This new crime drama shows that the men and women of Detroit Homicide are as smart and tough as they come. They have to be, working the neighborhoods of the once and future Motor City. There’s the damaged but driven Detective Louis Fitch, a wily homicide vet who is the most respected—and most misunderstood—man in the division; Detective Damon Washington, Fitch’s new partner, who finds the first day on the job is a trial by fire, complicated by the imminent birth of his first child; the sexy Detective Ariana Sanchez who is partnered with Narcotics undercover cop John Stone, a streetwise smooth talker; 30-year veteran Sergeant Jesse Longford and his clever partner Detective Vikram Mahajan, a fully Americanized son of Indian immigrants; and all are headed by Lieutenant Maureen Mason, a strong-willed single mom struggling to balance home and work.

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New Premieres in TV: Wednesday, September 22nd

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