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Bones, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

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

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

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

Scandal, season premiere at 9pm on ABC

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

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

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

Parenthood, season premiere at 10pm on NBC

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

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Sunday, September 29th

The Amazing Race, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

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

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

Revenge, season premiere at 9pm on ABC

The Good Wife, season premiere at 9pm on CBS

Homeland, season premiere at 9pm on Showtime

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

Masters of Sex, series premiere at 10pm on Showtime

Betrayal, series premiere at 10pm on ABC

The Mentalist, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

Eastbound & Down, season premiere at 10pm on HBO

Hello Ladies, series premiere at 10:30pm on HBO

Monday, September 30th

We Are Men, series premiere at 8:30pm on CBS

We Are Men is a single-camera comedy about four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex who unexpectedly find camaraderie over their many missteps in love. Carter, the youngest and most recent addition to the group, moved in after being ditched at the altar mid-ceremony, and is now eager to re-enter the dating scene and get on with his life with some guidance from his “band of brothers”: Frank Russo, a successful middle-aged clothing manufacturer and four-time divorcée who still fancies himself a ladies man; Gil Bartis, a small business owner who was caught having the world’s worst affair; and Stuart Weber, a speedo-wearing OB/GYN who’s hiding his assets until his second divorce is settled. Abby is Frank’s charming and attractive daughter, who stands as the one positive remnant from his failed relationships. Armed with a hot tub, pool-side barbeque and plenty of questionable advice, these losers in the marriage department take Carter under their wing to impart their own brand of wisdom about the opposite sex.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: The Lost Season Ru-Vealed, season premiere at 9pm on Logo

– Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race: rejoice! There’s no need to wait until February for more Ru, because The Lost Season is here at last! Ru’s very first cast of drag competitors had no idea what they were getting into, and neither did we! This season full of firsts just may be the most unpredictable one ever. The nine episodes that started a Ruvolution are stuffed to their fishy gills with legendary, herstory-making moments, on the way to one coveted title: America’s next drag superstar. Meet ferocious queens like Nina Flowers, regal BeBe Zahara Benet, bubbly Ongina and many more as they turn it out on the runway and lip-sync for their lives! If you missed it the first time around, here’s your chance to see where it all began as Ru declares who will “Shantay” and stay or “Sashay away” for the very first time! Seen it already? Then gag over the brand-new extras, like video commentary, intros from Ru and the gals, and exclusive online behind-the-scenes footage! Sure, season one’s workroom appears to be held together with duct tape and Ru’s close-ups are shot through a mummy’s worth of gauze. But it’s all part of the magic! Drool over the hunky Pit Crew, cackle at the cornucopia of catch phrases, and count the ‘Cama-rooon’s!’ as RuPaul’s Drag Race: The Lost Season redefines Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent.

Wednesday, October 2nd

Super Fun Night, series premiere at 9:30pm on ABC

– Written, co-executive producer and starring Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids), this new comedy series follows Junior attorney Kimmie Boubier (Wilson) and her two best friends Helen-Alice (Liza Lapira) and Marika (Lauren Ash) have had a standing date every Friday night for the last 13 years. They even have a motto for what they call “Friday Night Fun Night”: “Always together! Always Inside!” However, Kimmie’s recent promotion throws a monkey wrench into the tradition, and she meets a dashingly handsome British attorney, Richard Royce (Kevin Bishop).

Top Chef, season premiere at 10pm on Bravo

– Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series Top Chef is back and heads to New Orleans. This season kicks-off with a new pre-premiere digital video series, Padma’s Picks. Padma’s Picks gives one of New Orleans’ most talented chefs the opportunity to cook their way on to the actual show. Host and Judge Padma Lakshmi visits some of The Big Easy’s most celebrated establishments to find 10 of the best and brightest chefs from New Orleans. These chefs will then battle head-to-head to make it to the finale of Padma’s Picks with the ultimate winner earning a coveted spot on this season’s cast. Returning to the judges table in NOLA for Top Chef Season 11 are lead judge Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Hugh Acheson, and New Orlean’s own Emeril Lagasse, alongside host Padma Lakshmi. This season will up the ante against the backdrop of the gastronomically diverse city of New Orleans — and the chefs will be tasked with serving up food for top entertainers, culinary stars and celebrity guest judges including: Jon Favreau, Lea Michelle, Anthony Mackie, Questlove, Leah Chase, Paul Prudhomme, Jacques Pepin, David Chang, John Besh, and Eddie Huang as well as local legends Kermit Ruffins and Dr. John.

Ironside, series premiere at 10pm on NBC

– In the gritty world of the NYPD, no one’s tougher than Detective Robert Ironside. He’s a fearless cop who won’t stop until the guilty are brought to justice. He and his trusted, handpicked team of specialists will do whatever it takes to solve New York’s most difficult and notorious crimes – even if it means breaking the rules. Tough, sexy and acerbic, Ironside’s never been afraid to call it like he sees it. As a detective, his instincts are second to none, and those around him have to stay on their toes if they want to keep up… because when his spine was shattered by a bullet two years ago, Ironside swore he’d never let a damn wheelchair slow him down. Justice. Nothing gets in his way. Blair Underwood stars in a bold new drama about a different kind of cop.

Thursday, October 3rd

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

– In the tumultuous fourth season of The Vampire Diaries, the world of Mystic Falls was turned upside down when the beautiful and compassionate Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) came face-to-face with her worst nightmare – life as a vampire. While Elena struggled to control her new powers and the overwhelming thirst for blood, the astonishing news that a cure for vampirism may actually exist reached Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) Salvatore, the two vampire brothers who love her. Their search for the cure leads the brothers, along with Elena’s brother Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and her best friends Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Caroline (Candice Accola), to a horrifying confrontation with the ancient and all-powerful immortal, Silas, who has been entombed with the cure for more than 2,000 years. But Elena isn’t the only vampire who longs to return to life as a human, and the question of who will take the cure is resolved in the heart-stopping season finale, along with moments of unexpected joy, unspeakable sorrow, and a confession of true love. The series heads into its fifth season with some characters headed off to college, a newly cured vampire trying to survive as a human, and a shocking Salvatore secret.

The Millers, series premiere at 8:30pm on CBS

The Millers stars Will Arnett as Nathan Miller, a recently divorced local roving news reporter looking forward to living the singles life until his parents’ marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans. After Nathan finally breaks the news of his divorce to his parents, Carol and Tom, his father is inspired to follow suit and stuns the family when he leaves his wife of 43 years. Already in shock, Nathan is even more aghast when his meddlesome mom decides to move in with him. Meanwhile, his absent-minded dad imposes upon Nathan’s sister Debbie, her husband Adam and their daughter. Nathan’s best friend and news cameraman Ray was excited to be Nathan’s wingman in the dating scene, but Carol manages to even cramp his style. Now, as Nathan and his sister settle in with their truly impossible parents, they both wonder just how long the aggravating adjustment period is going to last.

Scandal, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

– Everyone has a secret… and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite and keeping those secrets under wraps. Revered and feared at the same time, Olivia, a former communications director to the President of the United States, left the White House to open her own prominent crisis management firm. Her clients aren’t the only ones with secrets, though; surprisingly, she may need to exercise all her damage control skills on her own behalf. When we last left Olivia Pope and Associates, Olivia herself became the client when news spilled that Olivia is the President’s mistress and we discovered the man who’s been plotting against her is her dear old dad Rowan (Joe Morton). Furthermore, Fitz retreated to his wife Mellie after Olivia spurned his offer to become the First Lady; ace spy Jake (Scott Foley) was tossed into a nasty subterranean purgatory for killing a B613 agent to save Olivia; chief of staff Cyrus (Jeff Perry) was carted to the hospital because of a bad ticker; and mini-ninja Quinn’s (Katie Lowes) newfound thirst for torture freaked the heck out of her sensei, Huck (Guillermo Diaz).

Welcome to the Family, series premiere at 8:30pm on NBC

– Dan Yoder (Mike O’Malley, Glee, My Name Is Earl) and wife, Caroline (Mary McCormack, In Plain Sight, The West Wing), think they finally have it made. Their daughter, Molly (Ella Rae Peck, Deception, Gossip Girl) – not the most diligent of students – has managed to graduate from high school and has been accepted to college. Her proud parents are looking forward to an empty nest and are breathing a heavy sigh of relief. Across town, Molly’s secret boyfriend, Junior Hernandez (Joey Haro, Glee, Awkward), is graduating from his high school with top honors and has plans to go to Stanford. Parents Miguel (Ricardo Chavira, Desperate Housewives) and Lisette (Justina Machado, Six Feet Under, ER) are bursting with pride. Everything seems like it is falling into place for them, but unbeknownst to both families, Molly and Junior are about to become parents themselves. Once the teens break the big news, these two very different families are thrown together, which goes anything but smoothly… and the news that Molly and Junior are engaged to be married doesn’t exactly make things better. Dan and Miguel have the most difficult time adjusting to their new situation (and each other), while Caroline and Lisette take a softer approach to getting to know one another. When each of the parents realizes the kids are serious about making a life together, the adults exhale and begin to come to terms with this new blended family. Clearly, it will take understanding, humor, love and patience to make it all work.

Sean Saves The World, series premiere at 9pm on NBC

– Sean Hayes (Will & Grace, Hot in Cleveland) returns to NBC in a new comedy from the creator of Better Off Ted about work and family… the ultimate balancing act! Sean’s a divorced dad who’s trying to juggle it all. From his overbearing boss and offbeat employees at work – to his pushy mom and weekends with his teenage daughter at home – handling it all is no easy task. So when Ellie, his 14-year-old bundle of joy, moves in full-time, it’s a whole new challenge. Never one to do anything halfway, Sean’s intent on being the best dad ever – so he loads up on parenting how-to books and plans Pinterest-worthy family dinners. But it seems his company’s new owner has decided Sean and his team should work longer hours, throwing a kink in his perfectly constructed homemaking plans. Ellie, a normal girl who wants to hang with her friends and eat on the run, sees this development as a plus. She loves her dad, but he’s clearly going overboard. From keeping his boss happy, his employees motivated and enduring his mother’s tactless “advice” to raising a smart, grounded and healthy kid, it’s going to be a growing experience, to say the least. But if anyone can swing it, it’s Sean.

The Originals, series premiere at 9pm on The CW

– Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together, always and forever. Now, centuries have passed, and the bonds of family are broken. Time, tragedy and hunger for power have torn the Original Family apart. Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, has returned to New Orleans, the city his family helped build, the city from which he and his siblings – Elijah and Rebekah – were exiled a century ago by their relentless hunter father. Curious as to why Klaus would return to the one place he swore he would never set foot again, Elijah follows his brother and learns that the beautiful and rebellious werewolf Hayley – Klaus’ onetime flame – has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history. Hayley has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie Deveraux. When Sophie reveals to the brothers the almost unbelievable news that Hayley is carrying Klaus’ unborn child, Elijah realizes that the Original family has been given a second chance at humanity and the redemption they desperately crave. But Klaus is more intrigued by his recent unexpected reunion with his former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic but diabolical vampire who now has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Tensions between the town’s supernatural factions – vampires, witches, werewolves and humans – are nearing a breaking point as Marcel commands his devoted followers and rules with absolute power. As Klaus vows to reclaim what was once his – the power, the city and his family – he realizes that Elijah is right and that his unborn child could be the key to the Originals’ return to power.

Friday, October 4th

Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame, series premiere at 10pm on CMT

– Follow the season three winner of The Voice as Cassadee Pope embarks on her career as a country artist. Behind-the-scenes footage shows Pope recording her first solo music video, performing at the CMT Music Awards and releasing her first single. Pope gained attention with her pop-rock background initially on Team Blake during The Voice but quickly rediscovered her roots and topped the iTunes charts with three country performances. Shortly after her fan-voted victory, she signed a record deal with Republic Nashville and began working on her debut album, Frame by Frame, with renowned music producers Dann Huff, Nathan Chapman, Max Martin and Shellback. Her unique vocals and powerful performances earned the 24-year-old Florida native a coveted opening slot on Rascal Flatts’ Live & Loud tour that kicked off in May with The Band Perry. Cameras rolled as Pope prepared to embark on the tour with two of country’s hottest trios — and the journey of a lifetime. The docu-series reveals an intimate look into what it’s like to be an aspiring artist in the country music industry. For Pope, it’s a barrage of endless work days, cross-country travel and unexpected twists of fate.

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

Sunday, April 1st

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

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

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

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

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

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

Game of Thrones, season premiere at 9pm on HBO

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

Wicked Tuna, series premieres at 10pm on National Geographic

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

Monday, April 2nd

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

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

Bones, midseason premiere at 8pm on FOX

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

Tuesday, April 3rd

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

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

Savage U, series premiere at 11pm on MTV

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

Wednesday, April 4th

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

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

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

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

Toddlers & Tiaras, season premiere at 10pm on TLC

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

Thursday, April 5th

Scandal, series premiere at 10pm on ABC

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

Friday, April 6th

Magic City, series premiere at 10pm on Starz

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