What you'll want to watch...
@ 8 pm-- The Simpsons on FOX, premieres September 29th-- Say it ain't so! Could season 25 be The Simpsons last? I am convinced that no matter how many seasons this show does, it will be sure to end with a bang. This season Gordon Ramsay, Eva Longoria, Daniel Radcliffe, and Kristen Wiig all guest star just to name a few. Lisa becomes a cheerleader, Marge blames herself for Bart's rebelliousness, Marge gets upset when Homer sells stock to buy a bowling ball.
@ 9 pm-- Revenge on ABC, premieres September 29th-- Season 2 of Revenge was a bit of a letdown after the drama that was Season 1. Producers promise that Season 3 will get back to what the show was all about, Emily, aka Amanda, taking people down one by one. Each take down will reveal more about who Amanda really is. Let's not forget that Jack found out at the end of last season that Emily is really Amanda. Click the first "Revenge" to see a sneak peek of how Season 3 begins; it's a shocker.
@ 10 pm-- Betrayal on ABC, premieres September 29th, New Series!-- Click HERE to see what Betrayal is all about. The description doesn't give me the best idea what it's about, but it intrigues me enough that I want to check it out. Think the television of the movie Unfaithful.
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@ 9 pm-- Believe on NBC, from JJ Abrams comes the sci-fi series introduced at comic con about a young girl named Bo with the ability to control nature and predict the future. She has been raised and sheltered by a small group of people called "true believers". At the age of 10, Bo's abilities have grown stronger and outsiders threaten to use her powers for their own personal gain.
@ 10 pm-- Crisis on NBC, Gillian Anderson, Dermot Mulroney, and Michael Beach all return to TV and lead the cast of this political thriller. I didn't know how to describe it, but here's the premise, as I found it on Wikipedia, During a school trip, students of the Ballard High School, attended by the children of Washington DC's elite, including the President's son, are the victim of an ambush. A national crisis begins and Secret Service agent Marcus Finley finds himself at the center of it on his first day on the job. FBI agent Susie Dunn also discovers her niece, the daughter of CEO Meg Fitch, is among the kidnapped children.
@ 8 pm-- Dancing with the Stars on ABC, premieres September 16th. . . . I was on the edge of my seat as the new cast was revealed on Good Morning American on Sept. 4th.
Elizabeth Berkley of Saved by The Bell, CSI: Miami, and Showgirls famed is paired with Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Corbin Bleu who got his start in High School Musical and most recently played Jeffrey King on the online version of One Life to Live is paired with former champ Karina Smirnoff
Brant Daugherty, Noel on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars will be dancing with former champ Peta Murgatroyd
Grammy nominated comedian Bill Engvall is teamed up with newcomer Emma Slater.
Valerie Harper who became a stand out on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and went on to have her own sitcom Valerie is paired with Tristan McManus
Keyshawn Johnson, a former NFL Super Bowl Champ, is partnered up with Sharna Burgess.
Singer, songwriter, actress Christian Milian is paired with former champ Mark Ballas.
Emmy Award Winner and star of PBS Series of the same name, Bill Nye the Science Guy is paired with newcomer (and Kym Johnson look alike) Tyne Stecklein.
Reality Star and member of the famous Osbourne family, Jack Osbourne is paired with former champ Cheryl Burke.
Jersey Shore alum Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi teams up with newcomer Sasha Farber.
She's done it all from Head of the Class to Who's the Boss? to Saved by the Bell to King of Queens, Leah Remini will try her hand on the dance floor with former champ Tony Dovolani.
Amber Riley moved us with her vocal talent as Mercedes Jones on Glee and will now take on the ballroom with former champ with the most wins at four trophies, Derek Hough.
@ 8 pm-- The Voice on NBC, premieres September 23rd-- The 5th Season premieres with Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green returning to the show after a one season hiatus. Last season saw the introduction of Usher and Shakira, and soon after the season ended, sparked the debate, why aren't they staying? Nevertheless, Season 5 returns to the original mentoring panel....
@ 8 pm-- Hart of Dixie on The CW, premieres October 7th-- Last season Lavon and Annabeth were together. Lemon and Wade called a truce to run a bar together. Zoe ran away from Wade and George to a fellowship in New York City. All this, despite the fact that Wade confessed his love for Dr. Hart and that he felt they belong together. This season: Annabeth is a series regular. Several new players join the series, a possible love interest for Zoe, a possible love interest for Lemon, and a meddling cousin of Lavon's who tries to ruin Lavon and Annabeth's happiness. Zoe and Annabeth will develop a close friendship especially considering that Zoe and Lavon are best buds and now she's dating Lavon. Robert Buckley of Lipstick Jungle and Josh Cooke join this years cast in recurring roles, could they be the newest love interests for Zoe and Lemon?
@ 9 pm-- Free Slot! Watch something you recorded from earlier.
@ 10 pm-- Hostages on CBS, premieres September 23rd-- Hostages is a short form drama series; there are 15 episodes in the season which makes it jam packed with action. Toni Collette plays a surgeon Dr. Ellen Sanders who is ordered by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle played by Dylan McDermott to assassinate the president when she operates on him. With Ellen's family threatened, what will she do?
@ 10 pm-- The Blacklist on NBC, premieres September 23rd-- The plot as I have read and heard it many times: "Raymond "Red" Reddington (played by James Spader), one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. Reddington will cooperate, but insists that he will speak only to Elizabeth Keen (played by Megan Boone), a rookie FBI profiler. Keen questions Reddington's sudden interest in her, though he claims that Keen is very special. After the FBI brings down a terrorist he provided information on, Reddington reveals that the terrorist is only just the first of many. In the last two decades, he made a list of criminals and terrorists he believes the FBI can not find because they did not know they exist and that they matter the most. Reddington calls it "The Blacklist"".
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@ 8 pm-- Almost Human on FOX, premieres November 4th-- Another J.J. Abrams sci-fi infused drama, this one stars Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, and Minka Kelly. Almost Human is a police procedural and takes place 35 years in the future and pairs human cops with a robot cop counterpart.
@ 10 pm-- Intelligence on CBS, premieres February 24th-- This is one of the shows I am most excited about. It's a great cast that includes Josh Holloway from LOST in the starring role along with Marg Helgenberger in a strong supporting cast. Holloway is Gabriel Vaughn, former Delta Force turned U.S. Cyber Command über-agent with a micro chip implanted in his brain.
@ 8 pm-- Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, premieres September 24th-- If you're a fan of the Marvel movies, you'll be interested in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films; he puts together the best agents from around the globe to form an elite organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Their job is to serve and protect the public.
@ 8 pm-- The Originals on The CW, premieres October 3rd (Special Night, will regularly air on Tuesdays)-- For all those who are fans of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals is a spin off of that with many characters that we saw on the parent series. Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah (all siblings and all vampires), and Haley (the werewolf) have all crossed over to this show. It takes place in New Orleans where the siblings originally grew up.
@ 8 pm-- The Biggest Loser on NBC, premieres October 8th-- Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper, and Dolvett Quince return as the trainers and Alison Sweeney returns to hosting duties for Season 15 of the inspiring weight loss reality series. This year's contestants include American Idol Season 2 winner, the velvet teddy bear himself, Ruben Studdard who's weight gain was fueled by emotional turmoil. Although Ruben's story may be the most familiar, it is not the only story that touches the soul.
@ 8:30 pm-- Brooklyn Nine Nine on FOX, premieres September 17th-- Okay I admit it, I used to watch SNL because I thought Andy Samberg's Digital Skits were funny, think d**k in a box with Justin Timberlake for instance. Well Samberg has graduated from SNL to a costarring role in comedy Brooklyn Nine Nine alongside the incomparable Andre Braugher (think Last Resort and Homicide: Life on the Street). Samberg plays Detective Jake Peralta who's unconventional antics are put on told when a new, yet seasoned by the book Captain named Ray Holt (Braugher) arrives to reign on his parade. For all those soap fans out there, Melissa Fumero (formerly of One Life to Live) also stars.
@ 9 pm-- The Voice on NBC-- This will ultimately be when the results show airs.
@ 10 pm-- Person of Interest on CBS, premieres September 24th-- The popular series returns for season three after what I found to be a lackluster season two. I loved season one and then season two just didn't live up to the hype. I am hoping this is a return to the show I loved.
@ 10 pm-- Chicago Fire on NBC, premieres September 24th-- The end of last season saw Dawson and Mills ending their relationship (I was so sad :-( about that; I really wanted these two to be together for the long haul!) Severide found out that he was going to be a father when Renee came back from Spain to reveal that she was with child. Casey was reeling over the death of his girlfriend Hallie. Shay wanted to be with child as soon as possible. This season? Severide discovers he may have a sister. Dawson keeps her distance from Casey who looks to find inner peace with Hallie's death. Rumor has it Dawson and Mills will both move on with new people, but will there be unresolved feelings? Also, rumor has it that Dawson and Shay's friendship will be put to the test.
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@ 9 pm-- About a Boy on NBC-- Based on the best selling book, this comedy looks quite refreshing. It produced and written by Jason Katims who is behind two of my favorite shows ever: Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. Minnie Driver is one of the stars of the show, and I am excited to see how she does on TV.
@ 8 pm-- Survivor: Blood vs. Water on CBS, premieres September 18th-- This is the 27th installment of Survivor. So what brought me back? The good old days. Blood vs. Water takes past contestants and pits them against a family member on the opposing team. Check out the cast by clicking the link.
@ 8 pm-- The X Factor on FOX, premiered September 11th-- This is the third season of the show and the third different judging/ mentor panel. This year Simon decided to take his chance with three ladies, returning judge Demi Lovato, one third of Destiny's Child Kelly Rowland, and Latina superstar Paulina Rubio.
@ 8 pm-- Revolution on NBC, premieres September 25th -- Will the lights go on? Or will they remain off? At what cost? One of the most action packed shows returns for season 2, and I am pretty confident based on this preview from Comic Con that it's not going to disappoint.
@ 9 pm-- Criminal Minds on CBS, premieres September 25th -- Criminal Minds, one of my longtime faves returns for Season 9 with the remaining cast still intact. At the end of last Season Section Chief Strauss died in the arms of Hotchner and the team finally caught the replicator. This season NYPD Blue alum Esai Morales takes over as new Section Chief, and he and JJ have a past that we will get to know about. Eva La Rue is also joining the show as Agent Mays. There is also rumor that there will be a Garcia and Morgan romance this season. At some point this season, in a flashback, Hotch will see Haley and Foyet alive again. The show will also celebrate a milestone this season hitting 200 episodes! Joe Mantegna who plays Rossi on the show will direct his first episode.
@ 9 pm-- Law & Order SVU on NBC, premieres September 25th-- The other long running law enforcement centered drama left us with a major cliffhanger as Benson was held at gunpoint by a rapist. What happens will definitely have an affect on Benson and change her. Will the new man in her life step up to the plate in the aftermath or will Benson deal with this alone?
@ 10 pm-- Nashville on ABC, premieres September 25th-- The critically acclaimed drama made it out of Season 1, now it has to sink or swim in Season 2. The end of last season left viewers with an explosive finale with tons of cliffhangers. Teddy discovered that his mistress Peggy is pregnant. Juliette laid her mom Jolene to rest. Gunnar proposed to Scarlett but she didn't answer. Will she marry him or return to Avery? Rayna's oldest daughter Maddie discovered that Deacon is her real dad. When Deacon discovered the news, he turned back to the bottle. The closing moments had Rayna and Deacon fighting in the car with Rayna driving and the two getting into a car accident. The show returns with Deacon sitting by Rayna's side awaiting a pending jail sentence while Rayna lays in a coma.
@ 10 pm-- Ironside on NBC, premieres October 2nd-- Blair Underwood plays Detective Robert Ironside. His instincts are second to none and he's as tough as they come; two years ago, a bullet hit his spine leaving him wheelchair bound, but he refuses to let it slow him down. I am a huge fan of Underwood so I am hoping that this drama is compelling.
@ 8 pm-- The X Factor-- This will be the slot for The X Factor Results show
@ 8 pm-- The Vampire Diaries, premieres October 3rd-- I am not liking where this is going, Silas took over Stefan's body/ identity at the end of last season. The point is, the real Stefan is at the bottom of a river.
@ 9 pm-- The only slot where I am unsure if I want to watch anything at all.....
There's The Crazy Ones on ABC, premieres September 26th with Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar but critics don't seem excited. Then there's Glee on FOX, the show I fear I will be too emotional to watch following the death of star Cory Monteith. This may be an hour where I watch something I missed earlier in the week.....
I suppose I am writing about The Crazy Ones because I noticed I didn't have too many comedies on this list, and I didn't want to be a party pooper for those who do like comedy. Although, don't expect to come to my page and read the latest spoilers on Parks & Recreation cause it's not happening. The crazy ones tells the story of Simon Roberts (Williams) and his daughter Sydney (Gellar) who work together running an ad agency that has some of the biggest and best clients. Sydney and her dad are opposites, she is the focused, determined, organized one who looks after her dad. Along with them is a cast of characters, in this case, their coworkers.
@ 9:30 pm -- The Michael J. Fox Show on NBC, premieres September 26th-- The show is loosely based on Fox's own life as he plays a former TV news anchor who left work to spend time with his family after being diagnosed with Parkinson's. It's five years later, the kids are grown up and with Mike growing restless, he wonders whether or not it's time for him to go back to work.
@ 10 pm-- Scandal on ABC, premieres October 3rd-- Season 3 of the political series picks up a few minutes where Season 2 left off. Olivia has been revealed as the President's mistress, but who shared that information is unknown; the first episode is promised to reveal that. This year we'll learn a lot about Olivia's past and it's kind of shocking.
@ 10 pm-- Parenthood on NBC, premieres September 26th-- Oh my goodness, how happy I was to discover that one of the most undiscovered shows for the majority of the public was coming back for a fifth season. At the end of last season Jasmine and Crosby discovered they were expecting a baby. Julia and Joel made it official and adopted Victor. Amber and Ryan got back together. Drew graduated high school. Sarah chose Hank who decided to move to Minnesota and Mark walked away alone. This season starts with Jasmine and Crosby getting ready to have their second child. Sarah has moved into her own apartment and manages the building. Hank has moved back and is working in his photography studio, but Sarah has no idea. Max has taken an interest in photography and is spending time with Hank. Ryan was sent to Afghanistan and Amber learns how tough long distance relationships are. Joel is working on a huge construction job while Julia applies for a job at a law firm. Kristina lands herself a new job offer. Drew is in college but still around.
@ 8 pm-- Undercover Boss on CBS, premieres September 27th-- I love Undercover Boss. I wish that some of the companies I have worked for over the years would participate in it because it would give them such an honest look of not only the good parts of their company but the bad. In any place you work, there will always be those who work hard and those who don't. Season 5 will bring us more of that as well as more touching moments between boss and employee. The folks who put the show together says it has gotten harder for them to fool people and make them buy into what they try to do with the show.
@ 9 pm-- Hawaii Five-O on CBS, premieres September 27th-- At the end of Season 3, Kono and her ex-gangster boyfriend were on the run from the Yakuza. Danno reunited with his girlfriend played by Autumn Reeser (of the cancelled yet brilliant ABC series Last Resort); and an imprisoned Wo Fat and a visiting Steve McGarrett under siege by the kingpin's enemies. This season Chi McBride is joining the show (loved him on Boston Public). Also guest starring will be Nick Jonas, Tim Daly, Henry Ian Cusick, Daryl Hannah, Carol Burnett, Jorge Garcia, Terry O'Quinn, Rebecca DeMornay, Taryn Manning, Rumer Willis, and Melanie Griffith as Danno's mom. Kono is not leaving the show, she'll just have a separate storyline from the rest of the team for a little bit. Steve and his girlfriend Catherine may face some issues; his inability to make himself vulnerable to her may cost him.
@ 9 pm-- America's Next Top Model on The CW, premiered already-- I need to be totally honest, this has been one of the most interesting dramatic seasons of America's Next Top Model. I love the fact that they added the guys. It's something I feel like they should have done sooner. In a lot of ways, I find the majority of the guys more interesting than the girls. I don't want to jinx anyone by saying who I think is going to win, but there's a good chance it will be a guy. I love the dynamic between the men and women on the show, I love watching how they interact with one another and their chemistry. I can only hope for more seasons like this one.
@ 10 pm-- Blue Bloods on CBS, premieres September 27th-- This season Jamie will have a new partner, a rookie and a female. They're close as can be without being involved. Frank may move forward and date for the first time since losing his wife. Bebe Neuwirth will guest star for three episodes as a potential love interest for Frank. Danny's partner Maria Baez will be his permanent partner (Marissa Ramirez is now a permanent cast member).