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Survivor, season premiere at 8pm on CBS

– The 18 castaways that will be competing with their loved one Survivor this season, themed Blood vs. Water, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 29th season with a special 90 minute premiere. Some of the contestants in the San Juan Del Sur include an Amazing Race duo: twins Nadiya and Natalie Anderson. The “Twinnies” — who appeared on seasons 21 and 24 of Race — are a love it or loathe it duo for fans. Perhaps the biggest name to compete on this season is John Rocker, 39, a former Atlanta Braves pitcher who was widely criticized for his remarks about minorities in a 1999 Sports Illustrated interview. Now older (and hopefully wiser), he’ll compete with his girlfriend, Julie McGee, a model who owns a spray tan business.

The Middle, season premiere at 8pm on ABC

– The Hecks are all back under one roof for now, since Axl (Charlie McDermott) hasn’t returned to college for the fall. But this season, it’s all about Sue (Eden Sher). It’s Sue’s final year so Sue must decide where to go to college—but first, the braces are coming off. Of course it’s not going to go as smoothly as you think. Bad news for Sue, good news for viewers, since her orthodontist will be played by Spin City’s Richard Kind.

The Goldbergs, season premiere at 8:30pm on ABC

– Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the ‘80s. For geeky and movie obsessed youngest child 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 McClendon-Covey) is a classic “smother,” an overbearing, overprotective matriarch who loves her delicious kids, but still rules this brood with 100% authority and zero sense of boundaries. Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) is gruff and sometimes oblivious, parenting with half his attention span but all his heart. Sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) is popular and terrifying, doing her best to cover up that she’s the smartest of the clan. Barry (Troy Gentile) is a passionate dreamer, who maybe dreams a little too big and who always gets the short end of the stick.  Adam (Sean Giambrone) is the youngest, a camera-wielding future director who’s navigating first love, and growing up with his family. Rounding out the family is beloved grandfather Al “Pops” Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who’s learning as much from his family as he teaches them.

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

– We’re going to be exploring the various notions of what family is. Last season, Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) received a promotion to acting commander and a foster son, while several longtime characters—including Detective Munch (Richard Belzer)—left the SVU team. Stories highlighted this season with guest stars like Stacy Keach and Ron Rifkin, will continue to riff on headlines, from a racist sports exec to an out-of-control former child star.

Modern Family, season premiere at 9pm on ABC

– Critically lauded for revitalizing the television sitcom, Modern Family is also quickly cementing itself as a culturally defining series. The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family with Jay Pritchett sitting at the head. By his side is his young, vivacious second wife Gloria, who resists his old-fashioned ways — an impulse that will become all the more interesting now that he and Gloria have a new baby of their own. This exciting addition will bring more adventures to the family just as Gloria’s son, Manny, is about to embark on an adventure of his own as he enters high school. Jay’s grown daughter, Claire, and her husband, Phil, also have their son, Luke, heading to high school; their middle daughter, Alex, is full steam ahead on the college track, and the eldest, Haley, is back home figuring out her future. With the kids all growing up, this new chapter means Claire can explore returning to the workforce, which will have its fair share of missteps and victories. And this will be a big year for Claire’s brother and Jay’s grown son, Mitchell, who alongside his loving partner, Cameron, and daughter Lily, will have a lot of reasons to celebrate. Together these three families give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.

Black-ish, series premiere at 9:30pm on ABC

– Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow, four kids, and a colonial home in the ‘burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family?

Nashville, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

– Going into season 3, the ladies have a lot of decisions to make. Will Rayna (Connie Britton) choose longtime flame Deacon (Charles Esten) or superstar fiancé Luke (Will Chase)? How will Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) handle her pregnancy, not to mention her former flame Avery (Jonathan Jackson)? Showrunner Dee Johnson swears some resolution will come quickly. But first, some music! The premiere will feature live performances from Deacon and Will (Chris Carmack), something that Johnson says is both exciting and nerveracking.

Chicago P.D., season premiere at 10pm on NBC

– By the end of the premiere, viewers will learn if Voight (Jason Beghe) or Stillwell (Ian Bohen) killed Jin (Archie Kao). And Mark Post starts a three-episode arc as the perennially disappointing mother of Lindsay (Sophia Bush). Lindsay struggles with who really is her family and how much slack do you cut your family.

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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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