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Sunday, November 10th

2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards, awards show from 9 to 11pm on BBC America

– Rob Brydon, a comedian familiar to pretty much no one in America, hosts tonight’s awards from Los Angeles. Honorees include Sacha Baron Cohen for excellence in comedy, George Clooney for excellence in film, Benedict Cumberbatch as artist of the year, and Idris Elba for being a humanitarian and a generally superhot and talented guy.

Monday, November 11th

Church Rescue, series premiere at 10pm on Nat Geo

– Running a church takes more than faith, and even the holiest of institutions can fall victim to harsh realities. Enter the “Church Hoppers” — three business-savvy ministers who travel the country helping faith-based organizations reestablish themselves in the marketplace so they can continue spreading the good word to their followers. They use the wisdom of Scripture and a little Southern ingenuity to pull off inspiring interventions.

Thursday, November 14th

Ground Floor, series premiere at 10pm on TBS

– Set in the modern world of corporate America, Ground Floor centers on Brody (Skylar Astin), a young hot-shot banker who thought he was just having a one-night stand with Jennifer (Briga Heelan), a beautiful woman he met at an office party. He discovers, however, that she works in the maintenance department for the building where his bank – Remington Trust – is located. Suddenly their worlds begin to collide in the most unexpected ways. Facing Brody’s critical boss, Mr. Mansfield (John C. McGinley), as well as annoyed colleagues, the pair must find a way to deal with their growing feelings for each other in this modern take on Romeo & Juliet.

Friday, November 15th

Raising Hope, season premiere at 9pm on Fox

Raising Hope is the critically acclaimed comedy that follows the continuing comic adventures of the Chance family as they raise an adorable girl named Hope. Following Jimmy’s (Lucas Neff) marriage to longtime crush Sabrina (Shannon Woodward), the young couple moved into their own home this past season. But they found that they still need Jimmy’s parents, Virginia (Emmy Award winner Martha Plimpton) and Burt (Garret Dillahunt), to help them raise Jimmy’s daughter Hope. Having been teen parents themselves, Virginia and Burt see Hope as their second chance to get parenthood right, after all the mistakes they made with Jimmy. They continue to live with Virginia’s erratic grandmother, Maw Maw (Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman), whose eccentricities keep everyone on their toes, as she has a tendency to lose her clothing and, in her mind, it just might be World War II. To make ends meet, Jimmy and Sabrina still work together at Howdy’s Supermarket, under the supervision of their goofy manager, Barney (Gregg Binkley). In Season Four, Virginia and Burt find new adventures to fill the void of their empty nest, with only Maw Maw left in the house. Jimmy and Sabrina navigate many new “firsts,” both as newlyweds and as co-parents. Hope’s world starts to expand as she enters pre-school and makes new friends in the neighborhood. She may be getting older and wiser, but her family remains as lovingly dysfunctional as ever.

Saturday, November 16th

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, autobiographical special at 8pm on HBO

– Mike Tyson says he is ”a better man striving to be a better father” who wants to be ”better understood.” And there’s no doubt that the former heavyweight champ comes off far better than you ever imagined in this filming of his 2012 Broadway one-man show, directed with spark and sincere admiration by longtime friend Spike Lee. Tyson isn’t lacking in charm or stage presence (especially when recounting stories about trainer Cus D’Amato) and doesn’t duck the times he’s gotten into trouble. Sometimes, though, you wish he’d keep his mouth shut. Do we really need to hear him call ex-wife Robin Givens ”a cold fart”?

Sunday, September 30th

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

The Amazing Race, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

Call the Midwife, series premiere at 8pm on PBS

The Simpsons, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

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

Family Guy, season premiere at 9pm on FOX

The Good Wife, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

Dexter, season premiere at 9pm on Showtime

Revenge, season premiere at 9pm on ABC

American Dad, season premiere at 9:30pm on FOX

666 Park Avenue, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

Homeland, season premiere at 10pm on Showtime

The Mentalist, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

Monday, October 1st

IHeartRadio Music Festival, special music concert from 8 to 10pm on The CW

– Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Linkin Park, Bon Jovi, and Mary J. Blige performed at last month’s two-day festival in Las Vegas. But will The CW air Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s now-legendary “I’m not f—ing Justin Bieber, you motherf—ers!” rant? I hope so.

Tuesday, October 2nd

Raising Hope, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

– Entering its third season, Raising Hope is the critically acclaimed comedy from Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl”) that follows the continuing comic adventures of the Chance family as they raise an adorable toddler named Hope (guest stars Baylie and Rylie Cregut). At 23, Jimmy (Lucas Neff) unexpectedly became a single parent. Now his life’s goal is to be the world’s best dad. Jimmy’s parents, Virginia (Emmy Award nominee Martha Plimpton) and Burt (Garret Dillahunt), who had Jimmy at the tender age of 15, don’t mind being back in the baby game. They made mistakes with Jimmy, but now with their granddaughter, they finally have the opportunity to get everything right. The Chances live with Jimmy’s erratic great-grandmother, Maw Maw (2011 Emmy Award nominee Cloris Leachman). Jimmy works at Howdy’s Supermarket, which gives him a good excuse to spend more time with his long sought-after girlfriend, SABRINA (Shannon Woodward), a sardonic checkout clerk who has become a constant in the Chance family. As Season Two came to a close, the Chance family learned that Hope’s serial killer mom, Lucy (guest star Bijou Phillips), had miraculously escaped capital punishment and was preparing to fight for custody of her daughter – that is, until a freak bus accident ended Lucy’s life once and for all (fingers crossed!). In the Season three premiere, Golden Globe Award winner Tippi Hedren and her real-life daughter, Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Melanie Griffith, guest-star as Sabrina’s grandmother and mother, respectively. Also this season, a family member moves out of the house; Sabrina’s mom gets a new boyfriend (guest star Wilmer Valderrama); a fundraising competition turns the Chance family into mobsters; and the entire Chance clan celebrates an early Christmas before the world ends – according to the ancient Mayan calendar, that is – on Dec. 21, 2012.

Giuliana & Bill, season premiere at 8pm on Style

E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic and her husband, season one apprentice winner Bill Rancic, have struggled to achieve their happy ending after four years of trying to conceive a child and Giuliana’s battle with breast cancer last year. With her cancer in recession, the couple finally got pregnant via a gestational surrogate. In the season finale, viewers got a behind the scenes look as Giuliana and Bill viewed their baby’s ultrasound, giving them the news they have been waiting for – they are now in the “safe zone.” This season, we see the happy couple before their son Edward arrived to deprive them of all sleep and sanity. Furthermore, Giuliana has announced her decision to show the baby’s birth on the show this season.

Hart of Dixie, season premiere at 8pm on The CW

– Season two returns with fast-talking New Yorker Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson), whose carefully planned life as a cardio-thoracic surgeon in New York City somehow went awry. Zoe is now officially a general practitioner in tiny BlueBell, Alabama, where the neighbors take care of one another, the mailman knows your name, there’s a parade every Tuesday…but the townsfolk still aren’t quite sure what to make of Dr. Zoe Hart. Yet she won’t let that discourage her from being the best GP in the country. Last season, arriving in quaint, picturesque Bluebell, Zoe warmed to town golden boy, George Tucker (Scott Porter), and clashed with Dr. Brick Breeland (Tim Matheson). Zoe’s presence will continue to cause friction with Brick’s daughter Lemon (Jaime King) — the sweet southern belle that struggles to keep things civil with Zoe, especially after George calls off his wedding with Lemon, and all of BlueBell blames Dr. Hart. Zoe lives in the guesthouse of her best friend and Bluebell’s mayor, Lavon Hayes (Cress Williams), her confidant and steadfast supporter. Next door, local bad-boy and mischievous charmer Wade Kinsella (Wilson Bethel) sparks a little fire within Zoe that leads to romance, despite the torch she carries for George.

Wednesday, October 3rd

Supernatural, season premiere at 9pm on The CW

– The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester Brothers continues with the eighth season of Supernatural on The CW. Twenty-seven years ago, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father John (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, “Watchmen”) raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America…and he taught them how to kill it. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have spent the last seven years battling the things that go bump in the night. Over the years, with the help of both fallen-angel, Castiel (Misha Collins, “24”), and the King of Hell, Crowley (Mark A. Sheppard), the Winchesters have straddled the line between good and evil. Last season, the boys encountered their worst enemy yet, Leviathan, a highly adaptable, seemingly unkillable foe that takes the form of billionaire Dick Roman. Roman’s plan is to turn the human race into a walking buffet for the Leviathan to feed on once the world has been taken over. Roman discovers the existence of a tablet that is the only source on how to kill the Leviathan and stops at nothing to get it. The Winchesters, along with Castiel, also discover the tablet and the young prophet, Kevin Tran (Osric Chau), who is the only one who can decipher the text. Using the tablet, the boys are able to beat the Leviathan, but after the blast, Dean and Castiel find themselves in Purgatory and Sam finds himself alone. Season Eight begins with Dean’s seemingly impossible escape from Purgatory, though Castiel is nowhere to be found.  However, Dean isn’t alone.  He’s returned with a mysterious comrade-in-arms whose reason for escape is perhaps more than Dean bargained for.  Meanwhile, Sam finds himself reconciling the life he discovered while Dean was gone with Dean’s sudden reappearance.  As the boys struggle with their unexpected reunion, they make a shocking discovery that could lead them on a deeply personal mission to settle old scores.  If only they could agree – is this a “family business” or isn’t it?.

Buying and Selling, series premiere at 9pm on HGTV

– Join the Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, as they help homeowners sell their current home and buy a new property in HGTV’s new series, Buying and Selling. Jonathan renovates the family’s current home for a successful sale, while Drew checks out the best options for the family’s new property. Drew then oversees the selling of the renovated home and the buying of a new house.

Presidential Election Debate #1, live programming from 9pm to 10:30pm on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX

– Jim Lehrer hosts this debate about domestic policy between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. If only Miss Brits could mini-clap for their answers.

Life After Top Chef, series premiere at 10pm on Bravo

– For the first time, cameras are taken outside of the Top Chef kitchen and into the lives of Bravo Media’s most beloved former cheftestants in Life After Top Chef. The show follows Richard Blais in Atlanta, Jen Carroll in Philadelphia, Spike Mendelsohn in D.C., and Fabio Viviani in Los Angeles as they reach milestones in both their personal lives and culinary careers, from opening their own restaurants to expanding franchises and establishing themselves as culinary leaders in the food world. Richard Blais is a perfectionist with a relentless mind, and after losing Top Chef: Chicago Season 4, he came back with a vengeance and ultimately won Top Chef All-Stars. If there’s one female chef who can intimidate the guys, it’s badass Jen Carroll. As the bright and shining star of Chef Eric Ripert’s restaurant empire, she left her most recent post as Executive Chef at 10 Arts in Philadelphia to head out on her own. Spike Mendelsohn competed on Top Chef to gain notoriety, and quickly became a household name. Fan favorite Fabio Viviani won over America in Top Chef: New York Season 5 with his thick Italian accent, and suave yet gregarious nature.

Thursday, October 4th

30 Rock, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

– A fulfilling career. True love. Children. A supportive boss who’s good for a laugh despite being a Republican. Can’t a working woman have it all? The show seeks to answer that question definitively for women everywhere, but promises that for Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon, that resolution will be, as always, comically odd and outlandish. James Marsden’s hunky hot dog vendor Chris will be back as Liz’s beau, and two election-themed episodes are in the words. Jenna (Jane Krakowski) will be planning her wedding to Jenna impersonator Paul (Will Forte) with Liz as the (reluctant) maid of honor. Newly single Jack (Alec Baldwin) will juggle five different women at once while making a play for greater power within Kabletown. Executive producer Robert Carlock promises the 13-episode swan song will consist of great 30 Rock episodes, and not always weighted with end-of-series heaviness.

Jersey Shore, season premiere at 10pm on MTV

– Summer after summer, we’ve watched them party, tan, and throw-down on the Jersey Shore. And now, America’s favorite roommates head to the shore one last time. Fresh out of rehab, Mike “The Situation” is navigating the party-world of clubs and nightlife while maintaining his sobriety and mending relationships with his former roommates. MVP is finally back!  And with Mike’s newfound maturity, he may even decide to make it official with his on-and-off girl Paula. Deena is in love for the first time and turns to hardcore partying while struggling with being away from her boyfriend. Jenni and Roger’s relationship continues to grow and get pushed to its limits. Speaking of rocky relationships, Sammi and Ron are back together. In the bromance department, Vinny & Pauly are still going strong. And all the roommates rally around Snooki as she goes through her pregnancy as only she can! It’s a Jersey Shore Baby on the way and all the girls throw Snooki a shower. Seaside is home and to this Jersey Shore family, there’s no better place to bring up baby. But even with impending adulthood, you can’t tame this crew. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

 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