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TV Squad's complete 2009-10 fall season premiere calendar

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 3rd 2009 12:04PM
GleeThe networks have had a quiet summer, quietly introducing scripted bomb after scripted bomb, so they're certainly ready to jump into the new fall season. And It looks to be an interesting one. ABC is scheduling a two-hour block of new comedies on Wednesdays as the sitcom tries to make a comeback.

Even more risky is NBC handing 10:00 to Jay Leno every night of the week. Everyone's waiting to see how that one plays out. FOX is banking on huge positive buzz for Glee to make it a hit, while ABC is hoping FlashForward can pick up where Lost is leaving off when it wraps its run this season.

To help you with it all, TV Squad has put together a handy calendar of all the premieres so you can schedule responsibly in this busy time of TV watching. Some nights have as many as twelve premieres scheduled, so you might need to invest in a few more DVRs to catch all your favorites; Monday's still look grim. Bookmark this page and you'll have it handy to help see you through.

Of course, anything you see here is subject to and likely will change as we all know the networks like to tinker with these things, especially as things get under way and shows start to fail horribly right out of the gate. TV Squad will be all over any changes, though, so don't you stress your pretty little heads about it. You don't really stress about the TV schedule, do you? You should try relaxing with some nice herbal tea. Here's a soothing list to help calm your nerves. New shows are in bold.


FALL 2009

Saturday, September 5
8:00 - Saturday Night College Football (ABC) -- 4th season

Monday, September 7
10:00 - Durham County (Ion) -- Series premiere, imported from Canada

Tuesday, September 8
8:00 - 90210 (The CW) -- 2nd season; and they brought along a friend
9:00 - Melrose Place (The CW) -- Series premiere that nobody asked for
10:00 - Sons of Anarchy (FX) -- 2nd season for SAMCRO

Wednesday, September 9
8:00 - America's Next Top Model (The CW) -- 13th season spotlighting shorter women; 2-hour premiere
8:00 - So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) -- 6th season tackles fall for the first time
9:00 - Glee (FOX) -- Series premiere, not counting the pilot that ended at the end of last season? 2nd episode
9:00 - Inside the NFL (Showtime) -- 33rd season
10:00 - Destination Truth (Syfy) -- 3rd season

Thursday, September 10
8:00 - Destroyed in Seconds (Discovery) -- 2nd season; blow stuff up!
8:00 - The Vampire Diaries (The CW) -- Series premiere; will the Twilight crowd show up?
8:15 - Sunday Night Football (NBC) -- 23rd season premiere, but not on a Sunday; that starts ... Sunday at 8:15
9:00 - Supernatural (The CW) -- 5th season, wrapping up the first mega-arc
10:00 - Behind the Music (VH1) -- Series premiere; VH1 calls it that, but we know better. It's back!

Friday, September 11
10:00 - 20/20 (ABC) -- 32nd season

Saturday, September 12
8:00 - Cops (FOX) -- 22nd season
9:00 - America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (FOX) -- 23rd season
9:00 - Robin Hood (BBC America) -- 3rd season
11:59 - Sit Down, Shut Up (FOX) -- returns like a thief in the night to burn off remaining episodes

Sunday, September 13
7:00 - Football Night in America (NBC) -- 4th season; followed by Sunday Night Football
7:00 - Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Begins! (Cartoon Network) -- the secret origin of the Scooby gang!
8:00 - King of the Hill (FOX) -- not a premiere, but a 1-hour series finale!
8:15 - Sunday Night Football (NBC) -- 23rd season premiere on its regular night, like I promised
9:00 - VMA '09 (MTV) -- It's the Video Music Awards!

Monday, September 14
7:00 - Monday Night Football (ESPN) -- 40th season
8:00 - Lincoln Heights (ABC Family) -- 4th season
8:00 - One Tree Hill (The CW) -- 7th season
9:00 - Gossip Girl (The CW) -- 3rd season, the CW's getting a jump on the other networks to give you a chance to sample their wares
10:00 - The Jay Leno Show (NBC) -- Desperation or genius, we'll find out starting tonight

Tuesday, September 15
8:00 - The Biggest Loser (NBC) -- 8th season 2-hour premiere ... but they're all two hours

Wednesday, September 16
9:00 - The Beautiful Life (The CW) -- Series premiere
10:00 - The Ultimate Fighter (Spike TV) -- 10th season

Thursday, September 17
8:00 - Bones (FOX) -- 5th season
8:00 - Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (NBC) -- 2nd season limited run until October 8 when Community shifts to this slot
8:00 - Survivor (CBS) -- 19th season
8:30 - Parks & Recreation (NBC) -- 2nd season
9:00 - Fringe (FOX) -- 2nd season, new night
9:00 - The Office (NBC) -- 6th season
9:00 - VH1 Divas (VH1) -- Hosted by Paula Abdul
9:30 - Community (NBC) -- Series premiere; Joel McHale,Chevy Chase and tons of positive buzz
10:00 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX) -- 5th season; 1-hour premiere

Friday, September 18
8:00 - The 2009 ALMA Awards (ABC)
10:00 - Crash (Starz) -- 2nd season

Sunday, September 20
8:00 - 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (CBS) - More nominees, same number of winners
9:00 - Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) - 7th season premiere, Seinfeld reunion imminent
9:30 - Bored to Death (HBO) - Series premiere; Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson & Zach Galifianakis

Monday, September 21
8:00 - Dancing With the Stars (ABC) -- 9th season
8:00 - Heroes (NBC) -- 4th season 2-hour premiere
8:00 - House (FOX) -- 6th season 2-hour premiere; nice to see they're not keeping Monday's so competitive
8:00 - How I Met Your Mother (CBS) -- 5th season
8:30 - Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) -- Series premiere; the return of Jenna Elfman
9:00 - Two and a Half Men (CBS) -- 7th season
9:30 - The Big Bang Theory (CBS) -- 3rd season; which will emerge as TV's top comedy?
10:00 - Castle (ABC) -- 2nd season
10:00 - CSI: Miami (CBS -- 8th season

Tuesday, September 22
8:00 - Dancing With the Stars (ABC) -- Tuesday edition
8:00 - NCIS (CBS) -- 7th season
9:00 - NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) -- Series premiere; do you want your NCIS back-to-back like this?
10:00 - The Forgotten (ABC) -- Series premiere
10:00 - The Good Wife (CBS) -- Series premiere

Wednesday, September 23
8:00 - Mercy (NBC) -- Series premiere
8:00 - The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) -- 5th season
8:30 - Gary Unmarried (CBS) -- 2nd season
9:00 - Criminal Minds (CBS) -- 5th season
9:00 - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) -- 11th season
9:00 - Modern Family (ABC) -- Series premiere; Ed O'Neil's back
9:30 - Cougar Town (ABC) -- Series premiere; so's Courtney Cox
10:00 - CSI: NY (CBS) -- 6th season
10:00 - Eastwick (ABC) -- Series premiere; based on the Jack Nicholson movie

Thursday, September 24
8:00 - Flash Forward (ABC) - Series premiere; or is it FlashForward? ABC can't make up their mind
9:00 - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS) -- 10th season
9:00 - Grey's Anatomy (ABC) -- 6th season 2-hour premiere
10:00 - The Mentalist (CBS) -- 2nd season

Friday, September 25
8:00 - Brothers (FOX) -- 1hour series premiere
8:00 - Ghost Whisperer (CBS) -- 5th season
8:00 - Law & Order (NBC) -- 20th season; take that Gunsmoke!
8:00 - Smallville (The CW) -- 9th season
9:00 - Dollhouse (FOX) -- 2nd season
9:00 - Medium (CBS) -- 6th season; jumped to CBS from NBC
10:00 - Numb3rs (CBS) -- 6th season

Saturday, September 26
10:00 - 48 Hours Mystery (CBS) -- 13th season
11:35 - Saturday Night Live (NBC) -- 35th season; Megan Fox hosting?

Sunday, September 27
7:00 - 60 Minutes (CBS) -- 42nd season
7:00 - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) -- 7th season 2-hour premiere; subsequent episodes at 8:00
8:00 - The Amazing Race (CBS) -- 15th season 2-hour premiere
8:00 - The Simpsons (FOX) -- 21st season; take that Law & Order!
8:30 - The Cleveland Show (FOX) -- Series premiere; the 1001 nights of MacFarlane begin
9:00 - Desperate Housewives (ABC) -- 6th season
9:00 - Dexter (Showtime) -- 4th season
9:00 - Family Guy (FOX) -- 8th season
9:30 - American Dad (FOX) -- 5th season
10:00 - Brothers & Sisters (ABC) -- 4th season
10:00 - Californication (Showtime) -- 3rd season
10:00 - Cold Case (CBS) -- 7th season

Monday, September 28
9:00 - Lie to Me (FOX) -- 2nd season
9:00 - Trauma (NBC) -- Series premiere

Tuesday, September 29
8:00 - Shark Tank (ABC) -- 1st season fall premiere
10:00 - The Hills (MTV) -- 5th season fall premiere
10:30 - The City (MTV) -- 2nd season

Wednesday, September 30
8:00 - Hank (ABC) -- Series premiere; it's the other half of ABC's all new comedy night starting with Kelsey Grammer
8:30 - The Middle (ABC) -- Series premiere; and ending with Patricia Heaton's new comedy (at least they're not together again)
10:00 - The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (MTV) -- 18th season

Thursday, October 1
10:00 - Private Practice (ABC) -- 3rd season

Friday, October 2
8:00 - Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network) -- 2nd season 1-hour premiere
8:30 - 'Til Death (FOX) -- 4th season; the new According to Jim?
9:00 - Stargate Universe (Syfy) -- 2-hour series premiere; 3rd series in the franchise

Sunday, October 4
7:00 - America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC) -- 20th season
9:00 - Three Rivers (CBS) -- Series premiere
9:00 - The Next Iron Chef (Food) -- 2nd season

Monday, October 5
7:00 - Sherri (Lifetime) -- Series premiere; from The View to her own sitcom
7:30 - Rita Rocks (Lifetime) -- 2nd season

Tuesday, October 6
9:00 - Dirty Jobs (Discovery) -- 6th season
9:00 - Scare Tactics (Syfy) -- 3rd season fall premiere

Wednesday, October 7
10:00 - South Park (Comedy Central) -- 13th season fall premiere
10:30 - Secret Girlfriend (Comedy Central) -- Series premiere; comedy in which "you" are the star

Thursday, October 8
10:00 - Tosh.0 (Comedy Central) -- 1st season fall premiere

Friday, October 9
8:00 - Ugly Betty (ABC) -- 4th season 2-hour premiere; subsequent episodes air at 9:00
10:00 - Sanctuary (Syfy) -- 2nd season

Sunday, October 10
10:00 - The Girls Next Door (E!) -- 6th season; meet the new "Girls"

Tuesday, October 12
9:00 - VH1 Hip Hop Honors (VH1)

Wednesday, October 14
10:00 - Nip/Tuck (FX) -- 6th and final season

Thursday, October 15
9:30 - 30 Rock (NBC) -- 4th season; better late than never

Friday, October 16
8:00 - Supernanny (ABC) -- 6th season

Sunday, October 18
11:00 - The Venture Brothers (Cartoon Network) -- 4th season

Monday, October 19
8:00 - Little People, Big World (TLC) -- 6th season; it's been so long!

Thursday, October 22
9:00 - The Jeff Dunham Show (Comedy Central) -- Series premiere; with puppets

Friday, October 23
9:00 - Southland (NBC) -- 2nd season
10:00 - White Collar (USA) -- 90-minute series premiere

Saturday, October 24
10:15 - 24/7 (HBO) -- 7th season

Tuesday, October 27
8:00 - Hip Hop Awards '09 (BET)

Wednesday, October 28
9:00 - Friday Night Lights (DirecTV) -- 4th season

Tuesday, November 3
8:00 - V (ABC) -- Series premiere

Saturday, November 7
Legend of the Seeker (Syndicated) -- 2nd season; check local listings for times
11:00 - The Wanda Sykes Show (FOX) -- series premiere, replacing MadTV

Wednesday, November 11
8:00 - The 43rd Annual CMA Awards (ABC)


WINTER 2010 (Dates Subject to Change)

Thursday, January 14
8:00 - The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice (FOX)

Friday, January 15
9:00 - 15th Annual Critics' Choice Awards (VH1)

Sunday, January 17
8:00 - Human Target (FOX) -- Series premiere
8:00 - The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (NBC)
9:00 - 24 (FOX) -- 8th season 2-hour premiere, before shifting to Mondays

Friday, January 22
9:00 - Caprica (Syfy) -- Series premiere
10:00 - Spartacus: Blood & Sand (Starz) -- Series premiere

Saturday, January 23
8:00 - The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TBS or TNT or both)

Sunday, January 31
7:30 - NFL Pro Bowl (ESPN)
8:00 - The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)

Sunday, March 7
8:00 - The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (ABC)


WINTER 2010 (No Idea When*)
* - but look for some to start popping up early as the fall failures reveal themselves

American Idol (FOX) -- 9th season; post-Paula premiere
The Apprentice (NBC) -- 9th season
Ashes to Ashes (BBC America) -- 2nd season
The Bachelor (ABC) -- 14th season
Better Off Ted (ABC) -- 2nd season; likely paired with the new Scrubs
Big Love (HBO) -- 4th season
Breaking Bad (AMC) -- 4th season
Chuck (NBC) -- 3rd season
Damages (FX) -- 3rd season
Day One (NBC) -- Series premiere
Doctor Who (BBC America) -- 5th season; new Doctor
Eastbound & Down (HBO) -- 2nd season
Flashpoint (CBS) -- 3nd season
Futurama (Comedy Central) -- 6th season; back from the dead
Happy Town (ABC) -- Series premiere
Kendra (E!) -- 2nd season
Kitchen Nightmares (FOX) -- 3rd season
Lawman (FX) -- Series premiere
Lost (ABC) -- 6th and final season
Parenthood (NBC) -- Series premiere; pushed back due to Maura Tierney's illness
Past Life (FOX) -- Series premiere
Rubicon (AMC) -- Series premiere; conspiracy thriller
Rules of Engagement (CBS) -- 4th season
The Sarah Silverman Program (Comedy Central) -- 3rd season
Scrubs (ABC) -- 9th season; total overhaul of the show into more of a classroom environment
Sons of Tucson (FOX) -- Series premiere; Tyler Labine in one of the funnier new sitcoms
True Beauty (ABC) -- 2nd season
The Tudors (Showtime) -- 4th season
The United States of Tara (Showtime) -- 2nd season
Wife Swap (ABC) -- 6th season

[via The Futon Critic, TV Guide, AOL, network sites and press releases]

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John

"do you want your NCIS back-to-back like this?"

Better question: Do you even want NCIS LA?

No, no I don't.

September 04 2009 at 2:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

You have on 9/24 that Grey's is at 8 with a 2 hr premiere but then you The Mentalist starting at 9 on the same station. Is one of them different for that one night only?

September 04 2009 at 9:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jason Hughes

Actually, it was more an issue with the network. Mentalist is a CBS show, premiering right after CSI. My mistake, and a good catch on your part. Thanks!

September 04 2009 at 12:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tim McCleese

I am looking forward to "V". I hope this show can be reinvented, as Battlestar Galactica was.

September 03 2009 at 8:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jimmy

It's Flash Fcrward. The ads have an upside down c instead of an o.

September 03 2009 at 4:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Han Solo


Are NONE of the new shows going to make it?

Merlin?
Defying Gravity?

September 03 2009 at 3:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sarah

I love love love this blog! Thank you

September 03 2009 at 2:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Heather

Handy! As for the Vampire Diaries question, I don't know about Twilight but I know for sure Boone fans will pop up.

September 03 2009 at 2:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
zkbzjm

sorry just noticed the jan 2010

September 03 2009 at 1:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chuck

hey, why not make it into a google calendar!

September 03 2009 at 12:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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