TV Squad presents the rest of the 2007-08 season
Hear that sound -- a nearly inaudible rumbling coming over the horizon? Everyday it is getting louder and louder. Soon, the stampede that is the return of scripted series back from the depths of the WGA strike will overrun our televisions and computer screens, bringing overwhelming joy to our lives.
Okay, that statement may be a little flowery, but the sentiment is still there. After a very long dry period a good many of our favorite comedies and dramas are returning to the television landscape. We've had a taste of it these last few weeks with the return of shows like The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Dirt, The Riches and Smallville. That was just a preview of what is to come. Over the next few weeks we will see the return of The Office, Scrubs, Ugly Betty, all of the CSIs, Battlestar Galactica, and Lost, among others.
Being the conscientious TV-related web site that we are, we have provided you with a listing of those returning shows, complete with the number of first-run episodes they have left to burn off before the season ends. Also listed are season and series premieres for a number of shows, programs that will be returning next season, and those shows that, due to the strike or the fact that they stunk, will not be returning at all. As usual, this list can change at a moment's notice. In other words, don't blame me if the networks change their minds.
Series premiere in Italic and Bold
Cold Case (CBS) -- Six episodes to air.
The Tudors (Showtime) -- Season premiere
State of the Union (Showtime) -- The newest Tracey Ullman program.
The Hills (MTV) -- Ten episodes to air.
Hell's Kitchen (FOX) -- Season premiere
Criminal Minds (CBS) -- Seven episodes to air.
CSI: New York (CBS) -- Seven episodes to air.
The Real World (MTV) -- The 20th season!
CSI (CBS) -- Six episodes to air
Without a Trace (CBS) -- Six episodes to air.
My Name is Earl (NBC) -- Nine episodes to air.
Duel (ABC) -- Season premiere
Ghost Whisperer (CBS) -- Six episodes to air.
Numb3rs (CBS) -- Six episodes to air.
Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi) -- Season premiere. Two BSG specials to air on March 28th.
Samantha Who? (ABC) -- Six episodes to air.
NCIS (CBS) -- Seven episodes to air.
Boston Legal (ABC) -- Six episodes to air.
Idol Gives Back (FOX)
30 Rock (NBC) -- Five episodes to air.
The Office (NBC) -- Seven episodes to air.
Scrubs (NBC) -- Five episodes to air.
ER (NBC) -- Six episodes to air
The Sarah Jane Adventures (SCI FI) -- The Doctor's most favorite companion in her own series.
Desperate Housewives (ABC) -- Seven episodes to air.
One Tree Hill (CW) -- Six episodes to air.
Dirty Jobs (Discovery)
Bones (FOX) -- Damn you, American Idol, for mucking up the schedule. Six episodes to air.
According to Jim (ABC) -- Seven episodes to air. I know, it's exciting.
Work Out (Bravo) -- Season premiere
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) -- Five episodes to air.
'Til Death (FOX) -- 11 episodes to air.
Back To You (FOX) -- Nine episodes to air.
The Big 4-0 (TV Land) -- Oh, TV Land, what happened to you?
Doctor Who (Sci Fi) -- Season premiere, and actually not too long after it airs on BBC.
Brothers & Sisters (ABC) -- Four episodes to air.
Gossip Girl (CW) -- Five episodes to air.
House (FOX) -- Four episodes to air.
Law & Order (NBC)
Ugly Betty (ABC) -- Five episodes to air.
Grey's Anatomy (ABC) -- Five episodes to air.
Lost (ABC) -- Five episodes to air.
Supernatural (CW) -- Four episodes to air.
Moonlight (CBS) -- Four episodes to air.
Robin Hood (BBC America) -- Season premiere.
The Graham Norton Show (BBC America) -- Season premiere. Or, as they say across the pond, series premiere. I know, it gets confusing.
Aliens in America (CW) -- Four episodes to air
Wildfire (ABC Family) -- Five episodes to air.
Shark (CBS) -- Four episodes to air.
American Gladiators (NBC) -- Season premiere
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) -- Season premiere
Last Comic Standing (NBC) -- Season premiere
Not returning until next season
24 (FOX) -- Premiering in January 2009
Dirty Sexy Money (ABC)
Private Practice (ABC)
Pushing Daisies (ABC)
The Shield (FX)
Stargate Atlantis (SCI Fi) -- Or maybe this summer, who knows.
Not returning at all
Big Shots (ABC)
Bionic Woman (NBC)
Las Vegas (NBC)
Life is Wild (NBC)
The Return of Jezebel James (FOX)
Viva Laughlin (CBS)
The Wire (HBO)