If you’re like me, your DVR or HTPC drives still have quite a few shows from last week you haven’t watched yet. Well get busy, because this second week of Fall 2010 Premiere Week is here. This week is certainly slimmer on new shows and premieres, but there’s still a healthy dose of TV in there.
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.
Note: I’ve added a quick PDF Guide to TV this week for those that want to take it with you.
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.
No Ordinary Family Premieres Tuesday on ABC
The GeekTonic Guide to TV Premieres, Finales and Specials this Week – 9/26/2010
NOTE: All Times are Listed for EST – TV schedules subject to change
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 of this long-time newsmagazine show begins
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 head to cold places like the Arctic, Bangladesh, and Ghana.
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) He’s baaaack! 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. Oh the drama!
Sister Wives (10pm on TLC – Available in HD) A new reality series that I can say based on the title… Gross! Here’s the synopsis: Kody, his wives Meri, Janelle and Christine and their 13 kids are a polygamist family in Utah. Koby has decided to add a fourth wife to the family, a woman who is younger than his current wives and three of their children.
Undercover Boss (10pm on CBS) Season 2 premieres at 10 then moves to 9pm on 10/3. Choice Hotels CEO Steve Joyce is the focus
Eastbound & Down (10:30pm on HBO – Available in HD) Season 2 premiere
Monday, September 27
The Seven (5pm on MTV) – A new “newsy” series MTV style. Seven stories will be broadcast over a half hour segment ranging from news to the latest fashion trends.
Expedition Wild with Casey Anderson (9pm on National Geographic – Available in HD) Season 2 premiere
Top Gear (9pm on BBCA – Available in HD) Season 15 premiere
Ancient X-Files (9pm on Discovery – Available in HD) A new, 4-part reality/docu series uncovers mysteries by investigating strange artifacts from an ancient world
When Worlds Collide (9pm on PBS – Available in HD) A special history documentary hosted by Rubén Martínez. A look into the cultural heritage of the mestizo and indigenous populations in the U.S. Sort of a look at the indigenous Americans hundereds of years ago when that Spanish ship full of explorers arrives.
The Buried Life (10:30pm on MTV) – Season 2 premiere – reality series
Tuesday, September 28
No Ordinary Family (8pm on ABC– Available in HD) A new sci-fi/family drama series from ABC. It’s sort of a non-animated version of “The Incredibles.” This one follows the Powell family. They go on a trip, their plane crashes and they realize individually they have superpowers. I’m not sure about this one. The storyline is one that would normally appeal to me, the cast is a good one with Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz. But the clips I saw left me with a ho hum attitude. I’ll still record it though just in case.
The Tenth Inning (8pm on PBS – Available in HD) – A new, 2-part documentary series directed by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick. This is a new chapter in Ken Burn’s “Baseball” series where this time they tell the tumultuous story of the national pastime from the 1990s to the present day. I saw a couple of early clips of this one and I consider it a must-see for baseball and other sports fans.
Stargate Universe (9pm on SyFy – Available in HD) Season 2 premiere
Billy the Exterminator (10pm on A&E – Available in HD) Season premiere
The Good Wife (10pm on CBS – Available in HD) Season 2 premiere
Weird, True & Freaky (9pm on Animal – Available in HD) Season 3
Lost Tapes (10pm on Animal – Available in HD) Season 3 premiere
Wednesday, September 29
Big Break Dominican Republic (9pm on Golf – Available in HD) Yes, this would be my first entry by the Golf channel for the GeekTonic listings. Golf channel enters the reality/contest genre with amateur golfers playing against each other for an exemption slot in a championship golf tournament. Each season golfers compete in a different location.
Law & Order: Los Angeles (10pm on NBC – Available in HD) Here we go again. A new series from NBC with the very familiar Law & Order name – this time in Los Angeles. This crime & legal drama is set in the elite Robbery Homicide Division of the LAPD and the courts of Los Angeles County. Cast includes Skeet Ulrich and Regina Hall among others
Friday, October 1
Liquid Assets: The Big Business of Water (6pm & 10pm on CNBC – Available in HD) – A special documentary that takes a look at water. In the American West seven states compete for the same water from the Colorado River Basin; how the abundant supply of water in Alaska and Wisconsin can be capitalized on; Chile's answer to the public vs. private water debate.Human Target (8pm on Fox – Available in HD) Season 2 premiere
WWE Friday Night Smackdown! (8pm on SyFy – Available in HD) New “sports” series
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss (9pm on TLC – Available in HD) A reality series spinoff where three plus-size brides take part in a bridal show, part bridal story and part family therapy program.
Todd Margaret (10pm on IFC – Available in HD) A new sitcom, 6-episode mini-series where David Cross stars as an American executive who suddenly has to take over the company's UK office. They changed the name from “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” which was a bit wordy.
Teach: Tony Danza (10pm on A&E – Available in HD) A new reality series on A&E. This isn’t really my cup of tea, but the clips did look interesting with Tony Danza seeming pretty darn sincere about this project. The show goes like this: Tony Danza arrives at North East High School to be an English teacher and assistant football coach. He realizes this is turning out to be quite a challenge dealing with the school administration and the students.
Saturday, October 2
Iconclasts (9pm on Sundance – Available in HD) Season 5
Sunday, October 3
America’s Funniest Home Videos (7pm on ABC) Season 21
Ice Road Truckers (9pm on History – Available in HD) Season 4 finale
The Next Iron Chef (9pm on Food – available in HD) Season 3 premiere hosted by Alton Brown
American Dad! (9:30pm on Fox – Available in HD) Season 6 premiere
CSI: Miami (10pm on CBS – Available in HD) Season 9
IRT Deadliest Roads (10pm on History – Available in HD) New reality series spinoff from Ice Road Truckers hence the IRC in the shows title. Brave drivers tackle some the most dangerous roads on earth in brutal weather conditions.
The Glades (10pm on A&E – Available in HD) Season 1 finale
Monday, October 4
Scare Tactics (8pm on SyFy) Season 5 premiere
Parker Spitzer (8pm on CNN) A new, news talk show on CNN with Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer…
Real Housewives of Atlanta (9pm on Bravo – Available in HD) Season 3 premiere
Disappeared (10pm on ID – Available in HD) Season 2 premiere
Southern Fried Stings (10pm on TruTV) – Season premiere
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