I will be watching all these when they premiere, and I will give my opinions on all the winners and losers.
8pm--- 90210 The CW Season Three is senior year at West Bev for the cast and the season begins with an earthquake. Someone doesn't fare so well by the time it's over (my money is on Javier not making it through the quake). This season is also about the fall of a group of friends, the demise of a family, the start of one relationship and the end of another.
The questions left from last season: Did Naomi get raped? And if so, is she pressing charges or will another young woman fall victim to Mr. Cannon. Are Ivy and Dixon still together and for how long? Who is coming out this season? Producers say it's Silver's boyfriend Teddy. What bad choice does Adrianna make and how does it affect her various relationships? Are Annie and Liam going to be this season's "it" couple?
Who is coming this season: The Kardashians guest star, Mekia Cox is coming back as Dixon's ex Sasha on Oct. 4th, Blair Redford joins the cast as Oscar; he proves to be a thorn in Dixon's side when it comes to his relationship with Ivy. Adrien Grenier guests with his band the Honey Brothers on the Sept. 27th episode as the musical act at Naomi's 18th Birthday. Evan Ross will guest star as Liam's half brother Charlie and he will be part of a Liam, Annie, Charlie triangle.
9pm--- There are a few choices at this time slot: Gossip Girl on the CW, Lonestar on FOX, and The Event on NBC.
Gossip Girl the CW
How it all ended last season: Season three ended with Chuck bleeding on the street in Prague, Blair and Serena leaving to spend the summer in Paris, Nate on the rebound following a break up with Serena, and Dan finding out he fathered Georgina's bun in the oven.
How will it begin: Season four ! Dan and Vanessa are supposedly not over, even though he fathered Georgina's child. Blair still has no idea what happened to Chuck. Serena doesn't know whether or not to go back to Dan or Nate. Nate deals with unresolved feelings for Serena after meeting Juliet who is equally intriguing.
Who is coming this season: Project Runway's Tim Gunn makes an October appearance, Sam Page joins the show as Serena's new love interest and this guy is "different" from all the others she has dated. Katie Cassidy, one of the only good parts of the new Melrose Place, joins the cast in the season premiere as Juliet Sharp. She is a student at Columbia and Nate's new love interest; she does have some secrets though, but then again, doesn't everyone on Gossip Girl.
Lonestar on FOX
The Premise: "Bob/Robert Allen (James Wolk) is a charismatic and brilliant schemer who has meticulously constructed two lives" in two different parts of Texas. "He's juggling two identities and two women in two very different worlds - all under one mountain of lies". (Source: The official website for Lonestar)
As Bob he lives in Houston and is married to Cat, and he works for Cat's father Clint Thatcher, patriarch of a rich Texas oil family. His plan is to establish himself in the family business and then clean it out.
As Robert, he lives in Midland (400 miles away) and is the boyfriend of an unassuming young woman named Lindsay.
Bob/Robert begins to fear the cops are closing in on him... how long can he get away with this scheme? Realistically, how long can this show stay afloat? Watch and see.
James Wolk as Robert/Bob Allen
Eloise Mumford as Lindsay
David Keith as John Allen
Adrianne Palicki (Tyra on Friday Night Lights)as Cat Thatcher
Mark Deklin as Trammell Thatcher
Bryce Johnson as Drew Thatcher
Jon Voight (Angie's Dad) as Clint Thatcher
The Event on NBC
The Premise: "The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, "The Class"), an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila (Sarah Roemer, "Disturbia"), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history". (Source: The official website for The Event)
Jason Ritter as Sean Walker- a normal guy investigating the disappearance of his would be fiancee Leila
Blair Underwood as Elias Martinez- the President of the United States, know nothing about this cover-up and is moral and idealistic; proud of his Afro Cuban roots
Zeljko Ivanek as Blake Sterling- the Director of National Intelligence, often at odds with President Martinez
Laura Innes as Sophia Maguire- the charismatic leader and spokesperson of the mysterious detainees at the Mount Inostranka facility in ???
Sarah Roemer as Leila Buchanan- Sean's would be fiancee and possibly at the center of this cover-up but why?
Ian Anthony Dale as Simon Lee- the CIA Operative on a special assignment handling all security issues related to the detainees at the Mount Inostranka facility.
Scott Patterson as Michael Buchanan- Leila's father
Bill Smitrovich as Raymond Jarvis- the Vice President of the United States currently working on a classified project with Sterling.
Lisa Vidal as Christina Martinez- the President's wife; there is nothing she wouldn't do for their seven year old son.
Taylor Cole as Vicky Roberts- a socialite, jet-setter, and New York party-girl
10pm--- You have your choice of two crime dramas....
Hawaii Five O on CBS
Premise: Simple! It's a contemporary take on the classic crime fighting series about a special task force assembled to keep Hawaii safe.
Detective Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin), a decorated Naval officer turned cop, returns to Oahu to investigate his father's murder and stays after Hawaii's governor persuades him to head up the new team: his rules, her backing, no red tape and full blanket immunity to hunt down the biggest "game" in town. Joining McGarrett is Detective Danny "Danno" Williams (Scott Caan), a newly relocated ex-New Jersey cop who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline but is committed to keeping the Islands safe for his 8-year-old daughter; and Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim), an ex-Honolulu Police Detective wrongly accused of corruption and relegated to a federal security patrol, who is also a former protege of McGarrett's father. Chin's cousin, Kono (Grace Park), is a beautiful and fearless native, fresh out of the academy and eager to establish herself among the department's elite. (Source: the official website for Hawaii Five O)
Alex O'Laughlin as Steve McGarrett
Scott Caan as Danny "Danno" Williams
Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho Kelly
Grace Park as Kono Kalakaua
Chase on NBC
Premise: Kelli Giddish ("Past Life") stars as U.S. Marshal Annie Frost, a cowboy boot-wearing deputy whose sharp mind and unique Texas upbringing help her track down violent criminals on the run. Starring as the members of Frost's elite team are Cole Hauser ("K-Ville") as Jimmy Godfrey, an East Texas kid who never grew up and is a true American cowboy; Amaury Nolasco ("Prison Break") who plays Marco Martinez, a good intelligence guy who loves to talk; and Rose Rollins ("The L Word"), who portrays Daisy Ogbaa, a weapons/tactical specialist and a woman of few words. Rounding out the cast is Jesse Metcalfe ("Desperate Housewives"), who stars as Luke Watson, the fresh-faced newcomer whose Washington, D.C. upbringing did little to prepare him for the Lone Star State. (Source: the official website for Chase)
Kelli Giddish as Annie Frost
Cole Hauser as Jimmy Godfrey
Amaury Nolasco as Marco Martinez
Rose Rollins as Daisy Ogbaa
Jesse Metcalf as Luke Watson
Glee on FOX
Get ready for Britney Spears episode; she will appear as herself. This year Finn is all about Rachel. Puck vies for Quinn's affections, but she can't decide between Finn and Puck. Tina, Artie, and another Asian in a triangle?
Who is coming this season? John Stamos will enter as a love interest for Emma.
9pm--- Who cares time slot, I guess I will go out on Tuesday nights.
10pm--- In the 10pm time slot, we have a returning favorite in "The Good Wife" and a gritty police drama in "Detroit 1-8-7"
Detroit 1-8-7 on ABC
Premise: Detective Louis Fitch is a wily homicide vet who is the most respected—and most misunderstood—man in the division; Detective Damon Washington, Fitch's new partner, who finds the first day on the job is a trial by fire, complicated by the imminent birth of his first child; Detective Ariana Sanchez, sexy, edgy and beautiful, who has emerged from a rough background to become a rising star in the department; Narcotics undercover cop John Stone, a streetwise smooth talker, clever and quick with a smile made for the movies, who is teamed with Sanchez—a combustible pairing rife with conflict and sexual tension; Sergeant Jesse Longford, a 30-year veteran struggling with his impending retirement from the force and the city he loves, who, together with his partner, Detective Aman Mahajan—a fully Americanized son of Indian immigrants—form an amusing mismatch of experience and enthusiasm, intellect and instinct, old school and new world, but whose combined skills have never encountered a case that couldn't be cleared; and all are headed by Lieutenant Maureen Mason, a strong-willed single mom struggling to balance home and work. (Source: the official website for Detroit 1-8-7)
Natalie Martinez as Det. Ariana Sanchez- 2 years experience, partnered with Det. Stone
Jon Michael Hill as Det. Damon Washington- the rookie, partnered with Det. Fitch
D.J. Controna as Det. John Stone- 1 year experience
Michael Imperioli as Det. Louis Fitch- 10 years experience
Shaun Majumder as Det. Vickram Mahajan- 7 years experience, partnered with Sgt. Longford
Aisha Hinds as Lt. Maureen Mason- 15 years experience
James McDaniel as Sgt. Jesse Longford- 24 years experience
The Good Wife
What's new this season: Michael Ealy of FlashForward joins the cast as the head of the law firm that merges with Lockhart & Gardner. Scott Porter from Friday Night Lights will play Blake, a private investigator who crosses path - professionally and personally - with Kalinda (Archie Punjabi). Michael J. Fox will guest star as a lawyer that goes up against Alicia. Cary got fired at the end of last season, and he will be out for revenge when he goes up against Alicia in court.
What isn't new this season: Alicia's feelings for both Peter and Will; what's a girl to do?
8pm--- You can watch the returning America's Next Top Model on the CW or newcomer Undercovers on NBC.
Undercovers on NBC
Premise: Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe, "Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Vacation," "Soul Food,") and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, "Dr. Who," "Bonekickers"), are a typical married couple who own and operate a small catering company in Los Angeles - with help from Samantha's easily frazzled handful of a sister, Lizzy (Mekia Cox, "90210," "This Is It"). Secretly, the duo were two of the best spies the CIA had ever known, until they fell in love on the job five years ago and retired.
When fellow spy and good friend Leo Nash (Carter MacIntyre, "American Heiress," "Nip/Tuck") goes missing while on the trail of a Russian arms dealer, the Blooms are reinstated by boss and agency liaison, Carlton Shaw (Gerald McRaney, "Deadwood," "Jericho"), to locate and rescue Nash.
With assistance from resourceful CIA field agent Bill Hoyt (Ben Schwartz, "Parks and Recreation," "Bronx World Travelers"), whose professional admiration for Steven isn't hard to miss, the pair is thrust back into the world of espionage, disguises and hand-to-hand combat.
Following leads that take them to cities spanning the globe, Steven and Samantha quickly realize that perhaps this supercharged, undercover lifestyle provides exactly the kind of excitement and romance that their marriage has been missing.
(Source: the official website for Undercovers)
Boris Kodjoe as Steven Bloom
Gugu Mbatha Raw as Samantha Bloom
Gerald McRaney as Carlton Shaw
Carter MacIntyre as Leo Nash
9pm--- On Wednesday's 9pm time slot you can either watch a couple of funny sitcoms, both returning for their second season or you can watch a veteran drama on NBC.
Modern Family on ABC
The newly annointed Best Comedy Series by the Emmy's is back for a second season. Look for Nathan Lane to show up as a guest star as Cameron and Mitchell's gay friend. Cameron's mom will come to visit before Thanksgiving to see the baby and will get a little too comfortable with their home. Hayley breaks up with her boyfriend Dylan but dad Phil continues to see Dylan behind Hayley's back. Manny gets a girlfriend and Gloria is jealous because she is no longer the only woman in Manny's life. The Dunphy kids walk in on their mom and dad in an intimate moment.
Cougartown on ABC
Laurie's boyfriend Smith is sticking around this season. Courteney Cox's friend Jennifer Aniston will be appearing on the season premiere as Jules' shrink Bonnie. They are hoping Aniston will make several appearances over the course of the season.
Law & Order: SVU
Who's Coming: Henry Ian Cusick from Lost comes on for a few episodes as Eric Weber, a graphic artist who flirts with Benson. Paula Patton joins the cast as Assistant Attorney Mikka Von. Gloria Reuben will appear in the season's fourth episode as U.S. attorney Christine Danielson. Christine Lahti will return in the ninth episode as ADA Sonya Paxton; her character comes back clean from alcohol addiction. Rumor has it she faces off with Stabler. In Law & Order: SVU's September 29 episode Det. Benson leaves New York for Los Angeles, where she joins forces with Skeet Ulrich's Det. Rex Winters—the central character in the new Law & Order: Los Angeles (which debuts that night at 10/9c, on NBC).
10pm--- In this time slot, you can change between three new law dramas.
The Whole Truth on ABC
The Premise: This unique legal drama chronicles the way a case is built from the perspective of both the defense and prosecution. Showing each side equally keeps the audience guessing, shifting allegiances and opinions on guilt or innocence until the very final scene.
The series stars Maura Tierney (Abby on ER) as Kathryn Peale Deputy Bureau Chief in the New York State District Attorney's office, and Rob Morrow as Jimmy Brogan a criminal attorney.
Rob Morrow as Jimmy Brogan
Maura Tierney as Kathryn Peale
Eamonn Walker as Senior ADA Terrence 'Edge' Edgecomb
Sean Wing as Chad Griffin
Christine Adams as Lena Gaudet
Anthony Ruivivar as Alejo Salazar
The Premise: THE DEFENDERS is a drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys: Nick Morelli, an earnest, hard-charging attorney who represents his clients to the best of his ability, no matter how big or small the case; and his partner, Pete Kaczmarek, whose passion for the law is matched only by his love of fast cars, beautiful women and expensive clothes. Joining them in their growing law practice is new associate Lisa Tyler, an enthusiastic young attorney looking to put her exotic dancing days behind her; and their young assistant, Zoe Waters, a spunky and sweet ingénue who is eager to please her bosses. Pete is busy cruising the Vegas Strip for his latest romantic conquest, and Nick is focused on repairing a fractured marriage to his estranged wife and remaining present in the life of their young son.
(Source: the official website for The Defenders)
Jim Belushi as Nick Morelli
Jerry O'Connell as Pete Kaczmarek
Jurnee Smollet as Lisa Tyler
Tanya Fischer as Zoe Waters
Law & Order: Los Angeles on NBC
The Premise: The drama follows Detectives Rex Winters (Skeet Ulrich, "Jericho") and Tomas "TJ" Jarusalski (Corey Stoll, "Midnight in Paris") as they pursue cases through the diverse City of Angels. As members of the Los Angeles Police Department's elite Robbery Homicide Division, Winters is a straight-shooting ex-Marine with a clear-cut worldview as stubborn as he is, while TJ, who grew up the son of an Oscar-winning Polish cinematographer, knows too well the dark underside that is behind-the-scenes Hollywood.
Deputy District Attorney Morales (Alfred Molina, "En Education," "The Da Vinci Code," "Spiderman 2") is a sarcastic realist who believes moral righteousness is great in theory, but ineffective in a street fight. Though he knows how to manipulate both his public image and the behind-the-scenes politics, he's still a killer in the courtroom who lives to see justice served. (Source: the official website for Law & Order: LA
Megan Boone as Lauren Gardner
Regina Hall as Evelyn Price
Terrence Howard as Jonah "Joe" Dekker
Alfred Molina as Peter Morales
Corey Stoll as Tomas "TJ" Jaruszalski
Skeet Ulrich as Rex Winters
8pm--- This time slot features a newcomer and a returning favorite.
My Generation on ABC
The Premise: A documentary crew follows around a group of seniors in high school in the year 2000. We flash forward to ten years later to see what they have become.
Julian Morris as Anders Holt
Daniella Alonso as Brenda Serrano
Anne Son as Caroline Chung
Kelli Garner as Dawn Barbuso
Jamie King as Jackie Vachs
Keir O'Donnell as Kenneth Finley
Mehcad Brooks as Rolly Marks
Michael Stahl David as Steven Foster
Sebastian Sozzi as The Falcon
The Vampire Diaries on the CW
Spoilers: Does Caroline turn into a vampire thanks to Elena's double, the evil Katherine? Bonnie deals with her newfound witch powers, but can she deal with the Salvatore brothers? Damon and Stefan both vie for Elena's affections over the course of the entire season. Damon also must deal with the fact that neither Katherine or Elena has feelings for him, but both are in love with Stefan. Jeremy grows up a lot this season. Tyler struggles with some changes taking place in his body, is he a werewolfe? Or maybe his uncle Mason is?
Nikita on the CW
The Premise: When she was a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita (Maggie Q, "Live Free or Die Hard," "Mission Impossible 3") was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division, who faked her execution and told her she was being given a second chance to start a new life and serve her country. What they didn't tell her was that she was being trained as a spy and assassin. Throughout her grueling training at Division, Nikita never lost her humanity, even falling in love with a civilian. When her fiancé was murdered, Nikita realized she had been betrayed and her dreams shattered by the only people she thought she could trust, so she did what no one else before her had been able to do: she escaped. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and making it clear to her former bosses that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation. (Source: the official website for Nikita)
Maggie Q as Nikita
Shane West as Michael
Lyndsy Fonseca as Alex
Aaron Stanford as Birkhoff
Melinda Clarke as Amanda
Tiffany Hines as Jaden
Xander Berkeley as Percy
The Apprentice on NBC
The original Apprentice is back and Donald Trump offers a second chance for 16 contestants hurt by the recent recession. (Source: the official website for The Apprentice.