Get those DVRs and HTPCs ready – it’s here.
Each week GeekTonic covers the TV scene with a complete listing of premieres, finales and specials for the week. This week is pretty much the busiest premiere week of all. There is a LOT of TV beginning which means this is basically the official start of the Fall 2010 TV Season.
Don’t miss these other GeekTonic Fall 2010 TV Season Features:
- Ultimate Guide - The Fall 2010 TV Season – All TV Premieres by date along with a few PDF downloads to take along.
- Ultimate Guide to the Fall 2010 TV Season – Google Calendar Edition – View the TV Premieres in the calendar – and import this Google Calendar into your own. This version has all TV Premieres
- TV Premiere Calendars – All US Nets and Big 5 Broadcast Nets – Same Google Calendar as above but only the main broadcast network premieres included.
- Ultimate Guide - Fall 2010 New Show Guide – All the new Series with previews and synopsis
Check out the complete list of finales, premieres & specials below.
NOTE: All Times are Listed for EST – TV schedules subject to change
Sunday, September 19
Boardwalk Empire (9pm on HBO – Available in HD) – New series on HBO that almost makes me want to re-subscribe to HBO. I watched an extended clip from the pilot episode and consider this one of the best bets of the season. The story is of prohibition-era Atlantic City with the first episode written by Martin Scorsese. If you have HBO do not miss this series. And if you don’t have HBO you may consider subscribing or save this one in your Netflix queue.
I Survived (9pm on Biography– Available in HD) – Season 4 finale
Real and Chance: The Legend Hunters (9pm on VH1) – A new reality series
Fantasia For Real (10pm on VH1) – Season 2 premiere
The Gates (10pm on ABC – Available in HD) – Season 1 finale
La La’s Full Court Wedding (10:30pm on 10:30pm on VH1) – A new reality series with La La & Carmelo Anthony
Monday, September 20
Don’t Forget The Lyrics (7pm on VH1) – Season 3 premieres with Sugar Ray singer mark McGrath hosting
How I Met Your Mother (8pm on CBS – Available in HD) – Season 6 premiere brings back one of my favorite comedies. I admit I’m slowly growing tired of this one so I hope they bring the big laughs fast to keep me watching
Chuck (8pm on NBC – Available in HD) Season 4 premiere begins with Chuck searching for his mom (Linda Hamilton) without cluing in Ellie. This episode brings us a new bad guy played by Dolph Lundgren
Dancing with the Stars (8pm on ABC – Available in HD) Season 11 starts off with a two-hour premiere. Bristol Palin is on this season. Yes, no matter what your politics this is a sure sign that the world is coming to an end.
House (8pm on Fox – Available in HD) Season 7 premiere
Rules of Engagement (8:30pm on CBS – Available in HD) Season 5 premiere
The Event (9pm on NBC – Available in HD) New series for NBC with a familiar theme – A conspiracy thriller where a regular guy investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history. I personally will be recording this one with a wait-and-see attitude. I like what I’ve seen so far about the show & the lead actor Jason Ritter should be good in this one. But I’ve been burned too much with shows like this and would prefer to make sure it will continue before investing in it.. You know like Flash Forward for instance.
Lone Star (9pm on Fox – Available in HD) This is another new series to check out in my opinion. I had the opportunity to watch an extended clip from the season 1 premiere of Lone Star and it was definitely something that caught my eye. The story of this show involves a smooth-talking con man and his dad both of which have been running scams for years. The son lives a triple life (two of them fake) and wants to build a new, less dubious life. David Keith portrays the father in this show which has a premium cable feel to it. I definitely recommend you check this one out.
Two and a Half Men (9pm on CBS – Available in HD) Season 8 premiere
Mike & Molly (9:31pm on CBS – Available in HD) A new comedy series for CBS. I watched an extended clip of the season premiere from this show and came away pleasantly surprised. I expected very little from this one, but found it to be quite funny. It’s about an overweight cop and a fourth grade teacher who meet at an overeaters anonymous meeting in Chicago and fall in love. Yeah, that plot didn’t appeal to me either, but after watching much of the premiere I gotta say it actually looks pretty good.
Castle (10pm on ABC – Available in HD) Season 3 premiere
Chase (10pm on NBC – Available in HD) New series by Jerry Bruckheimer where a team of U.S. marshals hunt down America’s most dangerous fugitives. I haven’t heard good things about this one.
Hawaii Five-O (10pm on CBS – Available in HD) New series that is a re-make of the popular show that aired from 1968 to 1980 (wow). It’s being re-cast with an elite unit/task force set up to fight crime in Hawaii. I saw a short clip of the premiere episode and it was okay. Might be worth checking out as it’s following the formula of the quite successful show that preceded it.
Tuesday, September 21
The Biggest Loser (8pm on NBC – Available in HD) Season 10
Glee (8pm on Fox – Available in HD) Season 2 premieres with some new Glee members
NCIS (8pm on CBS – Available in HD) Season 8 premiere
30 for 30: The House of Steinbrenner (8pm on ESPN – Available in HD) – A look at the late 37-year Yankees owner George Steinbrenner
Warehouse 13 (9pm on SyFy– Available in HD) – Season 2 finale. And we received news that there will in fact be a season 3!
NCIS: Los Angeles (9pm on CBS – Available in HD) Season 2 starts off with a two-hour premiere
Raising Hope (9pm on Fox – Available in HD) A completely unprepared young man is left with a baby girl and decides to raise her despite his equally screwed up support system of a family
Running Wilde (9:30pm on Fox – Available in HD) A new series where A spoiled rich boy tries to buy the love of his childhood sweetheart, an idealistic do-gooder. The show was created by “Arrested Development’s” Mitch Hurwitz and stars that same shows Will Arnett. The previews didn’t look too good and the reviews have been very lackluster.
Detroit 1-8-8 (10pm on ABC – Available in HD) A new show set in Detroit, which has the highest murder rate in the country, so it makes sense as the setting for a show about homicide detectives. The number one thing this show has going for it is Michael Imperioli who starred in “Sopranos” and “Life on Mars.”
The Rachel Zoe Project (10pm on Bravo) – Season 3 finale
Wednesday, September 22
Hell’s Kitchen (8pm on Fox) Season 8 begins with 16 new chefs in waiting. Chef Morimoto makes an appearance
The Middle (8pm on ABC – Available in HD) Season 2 begins with a little “Everybody Loves Raymond” reunion of sorts.
Undercovers (8pm on NBC – Available in HD) A new series with a retired husband-and-wife spy team who now run a catering business are suddenly thrust back into their former CIA agent lives.
Better With You (8:30pm on ABC – Available in HD) A new series with two sisters (Jennifer Finnigan, Joanna Garcia) have very different relationships with their significant others.
Criminal Minds (9pm on CBS – Available in HD) Season 6 premiere
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (9pm on NBC – Available in HD) Season 12 begins with Lost’s Henry Ian Cusick guest starring.
Modern Family (9pm on ABC – Available in HD) Season 2 brings back the comedy. After getting a comedy win at this years Emmys they start this episode with Phil finally agreeing to sell that station wagon. My pick for best comedy on the air.
Cougar Town (9:30pm on ABC – Available in HD) Season 2 begins and I’m told it isn’t about “cougars” all that much any more for what its worth. This first episode brings a “Friends” reunion of sorts as Jennifer Aniston guests stars along with lead Courtney Cox.
The Defenders (10pm on CBS – Available in HD) New series starring Jerry O’Connel and Jim Belushi. The plot goes like this: Criminal defense lawyers, navigate the often blurry line between right and wrong with an impressive repertoire of witty insults and slapstick moments
The Whole Truth (10pm on ABC – Available in HD) A new legal drama that chronicles how a case is built from the perspectives of both the defense and the prosecution.
Thursday, September 23
Community (8pm on NBC – Available in HD) Season 2 begins with Betty White guest starring.
My Generation (8pm on ABC – Available in HD) A new series that’s sort of a mockumentary. Plot is like this: A documentary crew followed high school students as they prepared for graduation in 2000. Ten years later, the filmmakers revisit the former classmates.
The Big Bang Theory (8pm on CBS – Available in HD) Season 4 premiere begins with Sheldon going on his first date ever – with Amy Fowler.
Bones (8pm on Fox – Available in HD) Season 6 premiere
$#*! My Dad Says (8:30pm on CBS – Available in HD) A new comedy based on that Twitter account so many of us follow. An adult son moves in with his father (played by William Shatner) who is not afraid to express his not politically correct opinions. It looks bad to me – really bad.
30 Rock (8:30pm on NBC – Available in HD) Season 5 premiere
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (9pm on CBS – Available in HD) Season 11 premiere and O.M.G.! Just Bieber guest stars…. (yawn)
Fringe (9pm on Fox – Available in HD) Season 3 brings back some pretty crazy plot action. My favorite sci-fi series in a while.
Grey’s Anatomy (9pm on ABC – Available in HD) Season 7 begins with a wedding.
The Office (9pm on NBC – Available in HD) Season 7 begins with Kathy Bates returning as company main woman.
Outsourced (9:30pm on NBC – Available in HD) A new comedy with the following plot: The call center for an American novelty company based in the Midwest is relocated to India. Ben Rappaport stars
The Mentalist (10pm on CBS – Available in HD) Season 3 premiere
Private Practice (10pm on ABC – Available in HD) Season 4 premiere
BBQ Pitmasters (9pm on TLC– Available in HD) – Season 1 finale
Friday, September 24
Medium (8pm on CBS – Available in HD) Season 7 premiere
Smallville (8pm on CW – Available in HD) Season 10 – the final season for Smallville
Body of Proof (9pm on ABC – Available in HD) Season 1
CSI: NY (9pm on CBS – Available in HD) Season 7
Dateline NBC (9pm on NBC – Available in HD) Season 20
The Good Guys (9pm on Fox – Available in HD) Season 1 continues (began airing this past May
Supernatural (9pm on CW – Available in HD) Season 6 premiere
20/20 (10pm on ABC – Available in HD) Season 33
Blue Bloods (10pm on CBS – Available in HD) New series where the police force through the unique perspective of a multi-generational family of dedicated NYPD officers. Starring Tom Selleck
Meat and Potatoes (10pm on Food – Available in HD) – New Food series
Saturday, September 25
Crimetime Saturday (8pm on CBS – Available in HD)
America’s Most Wanted (9pm on FOX – Available in HD) Season 21
Sharktopus (9pm on SyFy – Available in HD) Made-for-TV movie. What a title!
48 Hours Mystery (10pm on CBS) Season 24 premiere
Saturday Night Live (11:30pm on NBC – Available in HD) Season 36 begins with a return of Amy Poehler to host
Sunday, September 26
America’s Funniest Home Videos (7pm on ABC – Available in HD) Season 21
60 Minutes (7:30pm on CBS – Available in HD) Season 43
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (8pm on ABC) Season 8 premiere with Katy Perry, Shaquille O’Neal and other notables.
Nature (8pm on PBS – Available in HD) Season 28 begins with a look at “Cuba: The Accidental Eden”
The Simpsons (8pm on Fox – Available in HD) Season 22 premiere
The Amazing Race (8:30pm on CBS) Season 17 begins at 8:30pm and then on 10/3 moves to 8pm. 11 New teams.
The Cleveland Show (8:30pm on Fox – Available in HD) Season 2 begins with Kanye West guest starring.
Desperate Housewives (9pm on ABC – Available in HD) Season 7 begins with a new Housewife – Vanessa Williams who should fit right in.
Dexter (9pm on Showtime – Available in HD) Season 5 premiere
Family Guy (9pm on Fox – Available in HD) Season 9 begins with a one-hour premiere with guest star James Woods
Bored to Death (10pm on HBO – Available in HD) Season 2 premiere
Brothers & Sisters (10pm on ABC – Available in HD) Season 5 premiere
Sister Wives (10pm on TLC – Available in HD) Season 1
Undercover Boss (10pm on CBS – Available in HD) Season 2 premieres at 10 then moves to 9pm on 10/3
Eastbound & Down (10:30pm on HBO – Available in HD) Season 2 premiere
Monday, September 27
The Seven (5pm on MTV) – New reality series
Expedition Wild with Casey Anderson (9pm on National Geographic – Available in HD) Season 2
Top Gear (9pm on BBCA – Available in HD) Season 15
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