As the evenings grow shorter – not to mention cooler – its time for that annual ritual of coming indoors and turning on the TV as new episodes of your favorite shows return to airwaves starting this week.
The broadcast networks also have a healthy dose of new series in their fall schedules to try and tempt you.
Here is a list of premiere dates for new and returning series on the broadcast networks. New series are listed in red and include a brief description.
Dancing With the Stars, 8 p.m. on ABC
Bones, 8 p.m. on Fox
Sleepy Hollow, 9 p.m. on Fox – In this supernatural drama, Ichabod Crane is resurrected in modern times, and so is the Headless Horseman.
Dads, 8 p.m. on Fox – Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi play friends whose lives are interrupted by their dads in this comedy.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 8:30 p.m. on Fox – Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher star in this comedy about New York City detectives.
New Girl, 9 p.m. on Fox
The Mindy Project, 9:30 p.m. on Fox
Survivor, 8 p.m. on CBS
Last Man Standing, 1 p.m. on ABC
The Neighbors, 8:30 p.m. on ABC
Shark Tank, 9 p.m. on ABC
How I Met Your Mother, 8 p.m. on CBS
The Voice, 8 p.m. on NBC
2 Broke Girls, 9 p.m. on CBS
Mom, 9:30 p.m. on CBS – Anna Faris and Allison Janey star in this comedy about an estranged daughter and mother.
Hostages, 10 p.m. on CBS – The family of the surgeon general (Toni Collette) is held captive in this drama.
The Blacklist, 10 p.m. on NBC – James Spader plays a fugitive that offers to help stop a terrorist in this drama.
Castle, 10 p.m. on ABC
NCIS, 8 p.m. on CBS
Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 8 p.m. on ABC – This drama follows the team of superpower-less humans from the Avengers mythos.
NCIS: Los Angeles, 9 p.m. on CBS
The Goldbergs, 9 p.m. on ABC – This family comedy is set in the 80s.
Trophy Wife, 9:30 p.m. on ABC – Malin Akerman plays the third wife of Bradley Whitfords character in this comedy.
Person of Interest, 10 p.m. on CBS
Lucky 7, 10 p.m. on ABC – Seven gas station employees chip in to the lottery pool in this drama.
Chicago Fire, 10 p.m. on NBC
The Middle, 8 p.m. on ABC
Back in the Game, 8:30 p.m. on ABC – Maggie Lawson is a ball-playing divorced mom and James Caan is her father in this comedy.
Revolution, 8 p.m. on NBC
Criminal Minds, 9 p.m. on CBS
Modern Family, 9 p.m. on ABC
Law & Order: SVU, 9 p.m. on NBC
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 10 p.m. on CBS
Nashville, 10 p.m. on ABC
The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m. on CBS
Parks and Recreation, 8 p.m. on NBC
The Crazy Ones, 9 p.m. on CBS – Robin Williams toplines this comedy with Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Greys Anatomy, 9 p.m. on ABC
The Michael J. Fox Show, 9 p.m. on NBC – The sitcom star headlines this family comedy.
Glee, 9 p.m. on Fox
Two and a Half Men, 9:30 p.m. on CBS
Elementary, 10 p.m. on CBS
Parenthood, 10 p.m. on NBC
Undercover Boss, 8 p.m. on CBS
MasterChef Junior, 8 p.m. on Fox – A culinary competition series with kids 8 to 13 years old.
Hawaii Five-0, 9 p.m. on CBS
Dateline NBC, 9 p.m. on NBC
Blue Bloods, 10 p.m. on CBS
48 Hours, 10 p.m. on CBS
60 Minutes, 7 p.m. on CBS
The Amazing Race, 8 p.m. on CBS
Once Upon a Time, 8 p.m. on ABC
The Simpsons, 8 p.m. on Fox
Bobs Burgers, 8:30 p.m. on Fox
The Good Wife, 9 p.m. on CBS
Revenge, 9 p.m. on ABC
Family Guy, 9 p.m. on Fox
American Dad, 9:30 p.m. on Fox
The Mentalist, 10 p.m. on CBS
Betrayal, 10 p.m. on ABC – Married lovers are at the heart of this soapy drama.
We Are Men, 8:30 p.m. on CBS – Three divorced men take a guy just left at the altar under their wing in this comedy.
Super Fun Night, 9:30 p.m. on ABC – This comedy stars Rebel Wilson as one of three friends striking out into the world.
Ironside, 10 p.m. on NBC – Blair Underwood stars as a tough New York police detective in this drama.
The Vampire Diaries, 8 p.m. on The CW
The Millers, 8:30 p.m. on CBS – Will Arnett stars as a newly single man having to deal with his parents in this comedy.
Sean Saves the World, 8:30 p.m. on NBC – Sean Hayes is the father of a teenage daughter in this comedy.
The Originals, 9 p.m. on The CW (moves to regular Tuesday time slot Oct. 8) – The Vampire Diaries spinoff catches up with the original family of vampires in New Orleans.
Welcome to the Family, 9 p.m. on NBC – This comedy combines two families as their teenagers become expectant parents.
Scandal, 10 p.m. on ABC
Hart of Dixie, 8 p.m. on The CW
Beauty and the Beast, 9 p.m. on The CW
The Biggest Loser, 8 p.m. on NBC
Supernatural, 9 p.m. on The CW
Arrow, 8 p.m. on The CW
The Tomorrow People, 9 p.m. on The CW – The sci-fi series follows people with extraordinary abilities.
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, 8 p.m. on ABC – The spinoff follows Alice down the rabbit hole.
Americas Funniest Home Videos, 7 p.m. on ABC
Reign, 9 p.m. on The CW – The teen-romance period drama follows Mary, the future Queen of Scots, to France.
The Carrie Diaries, 8 p.m. on The CW
Americas Next Top Model, 9 p.m. on The CW
Grimm, 9 p.m. on NBC
Dracula, 10 p.m. on NBC – Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as the iconic character arriving in 19th-century London.
Almost Human, 8 p.m. on Fox – In the near future, police officers are paired with human-like androids in this sci-fi drama.
Raising Hope, 9 p.m. on Fox
Enlisted, 9:30 p.m. on Fox – Three brothers are stationed at the same military base in this comedy.