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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.

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Sunday, October 30th

Allen Gregory, series premiere at 8:30pm on FOX

– This new animated series tells the story of one of the most pretentious 7-year-olds of our time. When he looks in the mirror, Allen Gregory De Longpre doesn’t see a child. He sees a young man who is intelligent, sophisticated, worldly, artistic and romantic – characteristics he inherited from his doting father, Richard. The pair share an extraordinary father-son bond – a bond that is sometimes annoyingly interrupted by Richard’s life partner, Jeremy, for whom Gregory has minimal respect, if any at all. They live together in a stunning architectural loft, along with Julie, Allen Gregory’s adopted Cambodian sister. Gregory is about to embark on his greatest challenge yet: attending elementary school with children his own age.

The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, series premiere at 9pm on Food Network

– The competing super chefs on the fourth season of the Food Network cooking competition series consist of many famous names in the Food Network circuit: Anne Burrell, Marcus Samuelsson, Geoffrey Zakarian, Spike Mendelsohn, Beau MacMillan, Elizabeth Falkner, Alex Guarnaschelli, Chuck Hughes, Robert Irvine and Michael Chiarello. The judges’ panel includes host Brown, returning judges Michael Symon and Simon Majumdar, and newbie judge, Judy Joo. In the season premiere of The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, the 10 Chefs are brought to the middle of nowhere and their primal instincts are put to the test with a suckling pig. Split into five teams, the chefs are given the most basic tools to create build their own cooking stations before creating their Iron Chef worthy dishes. At the end, one will be sent home, losing his or her chance of being declared The Next Iron Chef.

Monday, October 31st

Rock Center With Brian Williams, series premiere at 10pm on NBC

– Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of America’s leading evening newscast NBC Nightly News, spearheads an eye-opening new primetime newsmagazine. Drawing on the unparalleled strength of America’s premier news organization, the program will be an exciting showcase for journalistic excellence. Top correspondents and trusted anchors from NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC will all be tapped to contribute their formidable talents. The live broadcast will be built around the day’s biggest and most interesting events, meaningful and in-depth stories, and timely newsmaker interviews. In addition to the innovative primetime television program, there will be a groundbreaking, constantly evolving on-line edition of the magazine. Provocative, illuminating and agenda-setting – the hour will not only focus on who and what America is talking about, but will also introduce them to the people and the topics that they will be talking about.

Tuesday, November 1st

Covert Affairs, midseason premiere at 10pm on USA

– The show picks up where it left off in the summer finale: after convincing a Chinese scientist, Shen Yue, to defect to the United States, young CIA operative Annie Walker was given a big opportunity: to run point on Shen’s extraction while he was in Washington D.C. But the operation became complicated, when Shen was rushed to the hospital and Annie discovered he was poisoned with radiation and is slowly dying. Afraid of exposing her sister Danielle and her kids, with whom she lives, to possible radiation, Annie told her sister not to return home. This only hastens the inevitable conversation Annie must have with Danielle, finally revealing that she is a covert officer of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Wednesday, November 2nd

Top Chef, season premiere at 10pm on Bravo

– It’s a whole new ballgame for the competing chefs on Bravo’s Top Chef: Texas. For the first-time ever, season nine will boast a record 29 chefs – almost double the amount of chefs in season’s past – who will see if they have what it takes to become an official cheftestant and qualify to wear the Top Chef coat. Only 16 will go on to compete across the Lone Star State — in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. In what will prove to be the most challenging season yet, some of the biggest names in food, music, and entertainment including Charlize Theron, Pee-wee Herman, Cat Cora, John Besh, Tim Love, Patti LaBelle will be featured this season on Top Chef: Texas. Returning to the Judges’ Table is host Padma Lakshmi and head judge, chef Tom Colicchio, alongside judges Gail Simmons and new this season, famed chef and restaurateur Emeril Lagasse and critically-acclaimed chef Hugh Acheson.  

Thursday, November 3rd

Bones, season premiere at 9pm on FOX

– Bones, a darkly amusing procedural entering its seventh season, is inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs. Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and writes novels on the side. When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless (when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed), law enforcement calls on Brennan for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim’s bones. While most people can’t handle Brennan’s intelligence, 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. In last season’s final episode, Brennan stunned Booth when she revealed the news that she was pregnant with his child. In the Season Seven premiere, we pick up with the new couple well into Brennan’s pregnancy. Still seeing the world from radically different perspectives, Booth and Brennan grapple with the issues surrounding the upcoming birth of their child – all while continuing to deal with a series of gruesome and baffling crimes. And this season brings more than a baby. Our team will also have to contend with a nefarious tech-savvy foe who uses his unparalleled skills to challenge Booth, Brennan and the squints to solve a string of murders designed to embarrass and humiliate them.

Burn Notice, midseason premiere at 10pm on USA

– The USA original action series about burned spy Michael Weston who tries to clear his name and find the person who burned him returns for its midseason premiere after a shocking summer finale that answered a big question, but not to Michael’s liking. In the finale, with all evidence pointing to him, Michael had to perform a desperate act in order to clear his name as Max’s murderer, which he successfully accomplished but not without getting on Agent Pearce’s bad side. And in a bit of bad timing, Larry, who recently escaped an Albanian prison, returns with a job for Michael and he won’t take “no” as an answer. He’s come to Michael for help stealing sensitive documents from a British consulate. To facilitate the job, Larry has kidnapped Anson Fullerton (Jere Burns), a Defense Intelligence Agency psychiatrist with access to the facility. If Michael doesn’t cooperate with Larry, Larry will detonate a bomb that he’s strapped to Anson’s wife, which he does prematurely anyway. Michael gets the documents and when Larry tries to kill him, Sam and Fiona come to the rescue. It appeared everything was resolved, but the finale ended with a big twist as Anson revealed he was the one that hired Larry for the job and staged his own kidnapping, even faking his wife’s murder (it wasn’t really his wife but rather a mere stranger who was burned to death in the explosion). Anson goes on to tell Michael he is the person Michael has been tracking down all these years whose trail went cold…that’s right, he is the leader of the organization that burned Michael. Furthermore, Anson is now holding all the cards as he has information on Michael that will compromise his position with the CIA so Anson demands Michael work for him. The midseason premiere finds Michael and Fiona heading to Puerto Rico to abduct a financial hacker whose software they need for Anson. Of course, the job turns out not to be a simple one.

Call Me Fitz, season premiere at 9:30pm on DirecTV

– Beverly Hills 90210 star Jason Priestley makes his big comeback to the small screen in this hit Canadian dark comedy series. Handsome, substance-abusing used car salesman Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick torments his naïve co-workers, sleeps with any woman who has a pulse, and thinks nothing of it. Then one day, after a stunt that puts his customer in a hospital, he finally meets his conscience – in the flesh! Don’t miss this hilarious new comedy about a man who is literally forced to battle with his inner conscience – and share a desk with him.

Friday, November 4th

Bad Sex, series premiere at 9pm on Logo

– His clients’ issues range from dangerous promiscuity to clinical frigidity, from porn addiction to compulsive public sex. Their disorders are out of control, and that’s why they’ve come to noted sex specialist, Christopher Donaghue in search of help. Under his supervision, they’ll join a unique sex therapy group where they’ll finally address their deep-rooted issues around infidelity, trust, relationship intimacy and sexual addiction. The cameras will be there too, capturing these dynamic group sessions and the sometimes explosive exchanges among clients. Each episode will also feature a deeper examination of the treatment process & progress of each individual group member. Can Chris lead them away from sexual destruction & addiction, and toward healthier lives?

Sunday June 13

The 2010 Tony Awards, 3 hour live awards show at 8pm on CBS

– Promises, Promises and Will & Grace’s Sean Hayes hosts this year! Musicals Fela! and La Cage aux Folles should each win some serious hardware tonight, as they lead all shows with 11 nominations apiece. The revival of Fences, with Denzel Washington, is close behind with 10 nods. Regardless of who walks home with statuettes, Broadway lovers will be the real winners with a telecast that includes performances from all of the nominated musicals (American Idiot; Fela!; Memphis; Million Dollar Quartet) and musical revivals (La Cage aux Folles; A Little Night Music; Ragtime). In addition, Green Day and Glee stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele will take to the stage.

True Blood, season premiere at 9pm on HBO

– The third season of the hit original HBO series about vampires has finally arrived! In the season two finale Bill proposed to Sookie and when she returned from the bathroom with her answer she discovers he has been kidnapped. And just like last time, the third season begins mere moments after the second ended, with Eggs shot in the head, Tara inconsolably hysterical and Andy covering for a deadeye Jason. Of course, what everyone wants to know, like Sookie, is what happened to Bill, but there are other mysteries to tide us over in the meantime, including Sam’s journey to find his birth family and a crisis in the vampire community over an uptick in the abuse of V.

HGTV Design Star, season premiere at 10pm on HGTV

– The fifth season of the reality design competition is back in New York. The 12 finalists must navigate innovative design challenges and dazzle the judging panel of acclaimed interior designers, including Genevieve Gorder, Candice Olson and Vern Yip, with creativity until one wins their own show on HGTV. The eclectic mix of contestants includes professional designers, artists, stylists, architects and more.

Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami, season premiere at 10pm on E!

– The 2 Kardashian sisters besides Kim are back for season 2 of their spin-off series about adjusting to life in Miami while opening a new DASH store. Kourtney has a new baby and is ready to take charge of getting DASH Miami back into shape. Khloe has a new husband and misses him terribly, which unfortunately causes friction with Kourtney. Will Kourtney be able to convince little sister Khloé to see things her way regarding the store—and Scott?

Holly’s World, at 10:30pm on E!

– Model, ex-girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, and former star of The Girls Next Door Holly Madison stars in her own spin-off. The vivacious Ms. Madison and her outrageous posse of pals are taking over the Vegas Strip. The four-time Playboy cover girl stars in “Peepshow,” the fun burlesque revue that answers the question of what it would be like if all your favorite nursery rhyme characters took the same Pilates class and flat-out refused to keep their tops on.

Monday June 14

Dance Your Ass Off, season premiere at 10pm on Oxygen

– Former Spice Girl and DWTS finalist Mel B hosts the second new season of this reality series that takes a fun approach to losing weight. This reality dancing weight loss competition pairs each contestant with a professional dance partner who trains them for their weekly stage performances. One contestant is eliminated each week based on their combined dance score and weekly weight loss.

Warren The Ape, series premiere at 10:30pm on MTV

– Warren The Ape is a spin-off of the former Fox sitcom Greg the Bunny, following Warren’s life, which is headed in a downward spiral ever since the show got cancelled. This reality show is a parody of “the life of a celebrity,” focused on the trials and tribulations of a D-grade celebrity puppet who is attempting to clean up his act, patch up his relationships and scramble his way back into the Hollywood limelight with the help of his doctor, Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Tuesday June 15

Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List, season premiere at 9pm on Bravo

– It almost seems like Kathy Griffin’s on the A-list now, with a big guest-starring role on Law & Order SVU, A-list friends like Cher, Bette and Liza and more award nominations. She actually hosted the Creative Arts Emmy Awards last year. But just when Kathy’s enjoying her A-List hosting moment she gets a D-List bitch slap by losing in her category. And so begins season six of Bravo’s two-time Emmy winning series.

Double Exposure, season premiere at 10pm on Bravo

– Bravo goes behind the lens of celebrity photography duo Markus Klinko and Indrani in the new docu-series. The series follows Markus and Indrani, a former couple who dated for eight years, along with high-end stylist GK Reid, giving viewers a taste of the world of high fashion and celebrity photography. From album covers for David Bowie and Beyoncé, to prize-winning photographs of celebrities like Kate Winslet and Will Smith, Markus and Indrani have shot virtually every contemporary boldface name and countless other iconic images for fashion campaigns and magazines.

Wednesday June 16

Top Chef: D.C., season premiere at 9pm on Bravo

– The 17 new cheftestants come face to face in the nation’s capitol for the ultimate power play that will determine just who has the chops to become Top Chef. This season captures the varied tastes of Washington D.C. and features appearances by some of the town’s top names including Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, White House chef Sam Kass and more…perhaps Obama? The challenges featured will be some of the most creative and inventive yet: the chefs take over the concession stands at the Nationals stadium, go inside the CIA’s closely guarded headquarters and literally receive out of this world direction on one challenge from a NASA astronaut orbiting Earth.

The Fabulous Beekman Boys, series premiere at 9pm on Planet Green

– This new docu-series follows urbanite couple Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell in their attempt to become “gentleman farmers.” They have transplanted themselves from New York City to Beekman Farm in upstate New York, where they are raising 80 goats, two pigs, a dozen chickens and a narcissistic llama — and learning that the “simple life” isn’t so simple.

Hot in Cleveland, series premiere at 10pm on TV Land

– This century’s queen of comedy Betty White makes her return to the small screen in TV Land’s first foray into original scripted comedy. Three middle-aged L.A. ladies (Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick) are forced to lay over in Cleveland and after an evening at a local bar discover they are hot cougars in the Midwest. They decide to make Cleveland their new home, living under one roof and battling the sassy caretaker (Betty White) of the house they rented.