The Fall 2009 TV season is almost ready to start. Fans left with cliffhangers on some popular shows (will Izzie and George both die on Grey’s Anatomy?) are no doubt looking forward to the new fall season.
Here’s a quick look at what you can see and when:
Sunday Night Lineup
ABC: ABC plays it safe was some reliable old standbys. The primetime lineup includes Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters.
CBS: CBS starts off the week with Amazing Race, Three Rivers (a new series about organ transplant docs) and Cold Case.
NBC: NBC will feature Sunday night football until the football season ends.
FOX: Just call Sunday night “Cartoon Night” on Fox. The network will continue with a new season of The Simpsons (which has been on the air for like 20 years), followed by another animated series, The Cleveland Show, then The Family Guy and American Dad. All cartoons, all night.
CW: Local programming.
Monday Night Lineup:
ABC: ABC will continue with the highly successful Dancing With the Stars. Look for celebrity dancer wannabee’s like Kelly Osborne, Aaron Carter and Donny Osmond this season. Next up is Castle, a detective murder-mystery series.
CBS: CBS will run a series of successful sitcoms, starting with How I met Your Mother, Accidentally on Purpose, Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory. Then it’s CSI: Miami time.
NBC: The successful drama Heroes kicks off the night, followed by two new shows: Trauma (a drama about EMT’s) and Jay Leno (hmmm…didn’t he retire?)
FOX: Fox features the popular doctor show, House, followed by a new series, Lie To Me (a series about a deception expert).
CW:One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl
Tuesday Night Lineup
ABC: ABC sandwiches an old favorite between two new shows. First up is the Mark Burnett produced Shark Tank, a reality show where people pitch business ideas to some nasty bigwigs. Next is the tried and true Dancing with the Stars. The night ends with another new series, The Forgotten, which is a detective series starring Christian Slater.
CBS:NCIS, followed by NCIS: Los Angeles, followed by a new series The Good Wife (if you need your Mr. Big fix, look no further- Chris Noth stars in this one).
NBC: Reality show The Biggest Loser starts the night off, followed by another edition of Jay Leno.
FOX: A new season of So You Think You Can Dance dominates most of this night on FOX.
CW: 90210, followed by a revamped versionof Melrose Place(David Cassidy’s daughter, Katie, tries to fill Heather Locklear’s shoes).
Wednesday Night Lineup
ABC: Wednesday seems to be ABC”s most adventurous night, with all new series in their lineup. First is Hank, starring Kelsey Grammer, about a Wall Street exec who loses his job. Next is The Middle, a family comedy starring Patricia Heaton. Modern Family brings Ed O’Neill) Al Bundy) back to TV. Courtney Cox leaves her Friends behind and returns to TV in Cougar Town. Then there’s the witch/fantasy series Eastwick. Wonder how many of these shows will make it past Christmas?
CBS: A night of old favorites return to CBS. The New Adventures of Old Christine, Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds and CSI: NY.
NBC: The medical drama takes on a new spin in Mercy, a series about nurses. After that is Law and Order: SVU followed by….. Jay Leno (are you sensing a pattern here?).
FOX: The second night of So You Think You Can Dance is capped off with a, Glee, a show about a high-school glee club.
CW:America’s Next Top Model is back, followed by The Beautiful Life: TBL, a drama about aspiring models.
Thursday Night Lineup
ABC: New series Flash Forward gives everyone a glimpse into the future. Then Grey’s Anatomy returns, followed by Private Practice.
CBS:Survivor returns with Survivor: Samoa (can you believe this is the 19th season of this series?). After that, safe bets CSI and The Mentalist.
NBC: It’s comedy night on NBC. Starting with SNL: Weekend Update, then Parks and Recreation, The Office and Community, a new comedyabout an attorney who goes back to community college. After that it’s more Jay Leno.
FOX: Fox features Bones and Fringe before switching to local programming.
CW:Vampire Diaries is a new series trying to cash in on the popularity of the teen vampire romance series, Twilight. Then you have the return of Supernatural.
Friday Night Lineup
ABC:Supernanny returns, followed by Ugly Betty and 20/20.
CBS:Ghost Whisperer, Medium and Numbers
NBC: Law and Order is back, followed by Southland and Leno.
FOX: New series Brothers is about a retired NFL player, followed by returning shows ‘Til Death and Dollhouse.
CW:Smallville returns, followed by Top Model repeats.
Saturday Night Lineup
ABC: College football. Luckily Saturday night is date night.
CBS: CBS airs reruns of some of their most popular shows. Great for people who don’t Tivo.
NBC:Dateline NBC starts the night off, followed by repeats of shows shown earlier in the week: Trauma and CSI: SVU
FOX: Time to give air time to all the bad guys. Cops, Cops and America’s Most Wanted.
CW: A night of local programming.