The Calendar of Fall TV 2011 Premieres – Broadcast Edition

Here is an updated list of premiere dates for your favorite returning series and your soon-to be favorite fall TV shows.

Below are links to the networks and the sites for their shows, many of which will feature trailers and descriptions of each upcoming series:

Tuesday 9/13
8 90210 (CW)
9 Ringer (CW)
10 Parenthood (NBC)

Wednesday 9/14
8 H8R (CW)/ Survivor: South Pacific (CBS)
9 America’s Next Top Model (CW)
10 Up All Night (Special Time, NBC)
10:30 Free Agents (Special Time, NBC)

Thursday 9/15
8 The Vampire Diaries (CW)
9 The Secret Circle (CW)

Monday 9/19
8 Dancing with the Stars (2 Hours, ABC)/ How I Met Your Mother (1-Hour Premiere, CBS)/ The Sing-Off (2 Hours, NBC)
9 Two and a Half Men (CBS)
9:30 2 Broke Girls (Special Time, CBS)
10 Castle (ABC)/ Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)/ The Playboy Club (NBC)

Tuesday 9/20
8 The Biggest Loser (2 Hours, NBC)/ Glee (FOX)/ NCIS (CBS)
9 Dancing with the Stars (ABC)/ NCIS: LA (CBS)/ New Girl (FOX)
9:30 Raising Hope (FOX)
10 Body of Proof (ABC)/ Unforgettable (CBS)

Wednesday 9/21
8 The Middle (1-Hour Premiere, ABC)/ The X Factor (2 Hours, FOX)/ Up All Night (Time-Period Premiere, NBC)
8:30 Free Agents (Time-Period Premiere, NBC)
9 Criminal Minds (CBS)/ Harry’s Law (NBC)/ Modern Family (1-Hour Premiere, ABC)
10 CSI (CBS)/ Law & Order: SVU/ Revenge (ABC)

Thursday 9/22
8 The Big Bang Theory(1-Hour Premiere, CBS)/ Charlie’s Angels (ABC)/ Community (NBC)/ The X Factor (2 Hours, FOX)
8:30 Parks & Recreation (NBC)
9 Grey’s Anatomy (2-Hour Premiere, ABC)/ The Office (NBC)/ Person of Interest (CBS)
9:30 Whitney (NBC)
10 The Mentalist (CBS)/ Prime Suspect (NBC)

Friday 9/23
8 A Gifted Man (CBS)/ Kitchen Nightmares (FOX)/ Nikita (CW)
9 CSI: NY (CBS)/ Fringe (FOX)/ Supernatural (CW)
10 Blue Bloods(CBS)

Sunday 9/25
7 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2-Hour Premiere)
8 The Amazing Race (CBS)/ The Simpsons (FOX)
8:30 The Cleveland Show (FOX)
9 Desperate Housewives (ABC)/ Family Guy (FOX)/ The Good Wife (CBS)
9:30 American Dad (FOX)
10 CSI: Miami (CBS)/ Pan Am (ABC)

Monday 9/26
8 Gossip Girl (CW)/ Terra Nova (2-Hour Premiere, FOX)
8:30 2 Broke Girls (Time-Period Premiere, CBS)
9 Hart of Dixie (CW)

Wednesday 9/28
8:30 Suburgatory (ABC)
9:30 Happy Endings (ABC)

Thursday 9/29
8:30 How to Be A Gentleman (CBS)
9:30 Mike & Molly (CBS)
10 Private Practice (ABC)

Sunday 10/2
7 America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)

Monday 10/3
9 House (FOX)

Saturday 10/8
8 Rules of Engagement (CBS)

Tuesday 10/11
8 Last Man Standing (1-Hour Premiere, ABC)

Tuesday 10/18
8:30 Man Up! (ABC)

Friday 10/21
8 Chuck (NBC)/ Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Time-Period Premiere, 2 Hours, ABC)
9 Grimm (NBC)

Sunday 10/23
8 Once Upon A Time (ABC)

Sunday 10/30
7:30 The Cleveland Show (Time Period Premiere, FOX)/ 8:30 Allen Gregory (FOX)

Thursday 11/3
9 Bones (FOX)

Wednesday 11/23
9:30 I Hate My Teenage Daughter (FOX)

[Update: The premiere of “Rules of Engagement” has been pushed back from 9/24 to 10/8.]

Sources: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW

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A Trailer A Day: “The Secret Circle”

From the creator of “The Vampire Diaries,” the CW’s new series “The Secret Circle” stars Britt Robertson (“Life Unexpected”) as a teenage girl who moves to a small town, only to discover that she descends from a line of witches. The show premieres on Thursday, September 15, and you can check out the trailer here:


The TCA Breakdown: Showtime, The CW

Here are a few tidbits from Showtime and The CW‘s Television Critics Association sessions:

Mark your calendars: Kristen Bell will return to TV on January 8 on Showtime’s “House of Lies,” along with new seasons of “Shameless” and “Californication.” [TVGuide]

Scoop on many of Showtime’s returning series, and an “explanation” for “United States of Tara”‘s cancellation. [The Futon Critic]

Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of The CW’s “Ringer,” will return to her roots on “All My Children” before the series ends its run on ABC. However, she will not be playing her original role of Kendall on the soap. [eOnline]

The CW is looking for a new superhero show to replace “Smallville,” comedies, and procedurals. [The Hollywood Reporter]

“Supernatural” is most likely not ending this season, and neither is “Weeds. [Inside TV, Zap2It]

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A Trailer A Day: “Ringer”

Premiering on Tuesday, September 14, “Ringer” signals “Buffy” star Sarah Michelle Gellar’s return to the small screen. She stars in a dual role as twins, both of whom have some serious baggage. Despite the similarities to the premise of ABC Family’s “The Lying Game,” from what I’ve seen they seem like very different shows. Check it out:

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A Trailer A Day: The Lying Game
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“The Vampire Diaries” Season 3 Trailer

This trailer was unveiled at Comic Con this year, and previews some great stuff coming on the new season of “The Vampire Diaries,” which premieres Thursday, September 15 on The CW:


The TV Talk’s Fall Picks – The CW

While I’m counting down the days until fall, I’ve decided to detail the shows I’m looking forward to (and what I’m not) from each network. Disclaimer: I’ve only seen the trailers and am only going on my intuition as an avid TV viewer. The links will take you to the web site for each new show, click on them to watch trailers and see cast photos.

Returning Favorites:

“Gossip Girl” returns for a fifth season of more backstabbing and ulterior motives minus a few supporting characters. Will Blair Waldorf marry Prince Louis? Only time will tell. Mondays 8pm.

Of all the returning CW series, “90210” may be going through the most change.  With the West Bev gang graduated from high school, we’ll see them transition to life in college.  Can’t wait to see what the writers have in store. Tuesdays 8pm.

In the season finale of “The Vampire Diaries,” Jeremy began to understand the consequences of Bonnie bringing him back from the dead when his two dead girlfriends showed up. Why are they here? And what about that Damon-Elena kiss? Thursdays 8pm.

“Nikita” finished a buttkicking first season with a number of game-changers, including setting up a possible rivalry between Nikita and Alex. All I know is I want more screen time for Amanda (Melinda Clarke) this season. Fridays 8pm.

The sixth season ender of “Supernatural” found Castiel becoming a God, and not necessarily a good one. This show continually defies expectations, and it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with next. Fridays 9pm.

New Series:

The concept “Hart of Dixie” doesn’t seem entirely original, but that’s not a bad thing.  The fish-out-of-water doctor, played by “The O.C.”‘s Rachel Bilson, will arrive in a small town filled with a number of eccentric characters.  If this can capture the spirit of the old WB shows, I’ll be there. Mondays 9pm.

“Ringer” has an intriguing concept, with Sarah Michelle Gellar in dual roles, both of which have dark secrets. We still don’t know that much about how the show will work on a weekly basis, but more I’m just excited that Buffy is back on my TV. Tuesdays 9pm.

New reality series “H8R” follows people meeting the celebrity they cannot stand, which could be fun depending on the sort of stars they get. Wednesdays 9pm.

“The Secret Circle” comes from “The Vampire Diaries” creator Kevin Williamson, which is all I need. But with “Life Unexpected”‘s Britt Robertson and Thomas Dekker (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), I know I’ll be watching.

The CW has more coming in midseason, including the final 13-episode season of  “One Tree Hill,” as well as reality TV entries “Remodeled, which revolves around a network of modeling agencies, and social experiment “The Frame.”

Also, don’t forget to check out my take on FOX’s Fall Schedule, my take on NBC’s Fall Schedule,  my take on CBS’s Fall Schedule, and my take on ABC’s Fall Schedule.

Source: The CW, eOnline (1)


The CW Fall Schedule

Tuesday 9/13
8 90210
9 Ringer

Wednesday 9/14
8 H8R
9 America’s Next Top Model

Thursday 9/15
8 The Vampire Diaries
9 The Secret Circle

Friday 9/23
8 Nikita
9 Supernatural

Monday 9/26
8 Gossip Girl
9 Hart of Dixie

Don’t forget to check out my take on the CW’s schedule here.

Source: The CW