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Fall TV Premiere Schedule

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As the evenings grow shorter – not to mention cooler – it’s 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

Sept. 23

“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

Sept. 24

“NCIS,” 8 p.m. on CBS

“Marvel’s 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 Whitford’s 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

Sept. 25

“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

Sept. 26

“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.

“Grey’s 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

Sept. 27

“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

Sept. 28

“48 Hours,” 10 p.m. on CBS

Sept. 29

“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

“Bob’s 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.

Sept. 30

“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.

Oct. 2

“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.

Oct. 3

“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

Oct. 7

“Hart of Dixie,” 8 p.m. on The CW

“Beauty and the Beast,” 9 p.m. on The CW

Oct. 8

“The Biggest Loser,” 8 p.m. on NBC

“Supernatural,” 9 p.m. on The CW

Oct. 9

“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.

Oct. 10

“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” 8 p.m. on ABC – The spinoff follows Alice down the rabbit hole.

Oct. 13

“America’s Funniest Home Videos,” 7 p.m. on ABC

Oct. 17

“Reign,” 9 p.m. on The CW – The teen-romance period drama follows Mary, the future Queen of Scots, to France.

Oct. 25

“The Carrie Diaries,” 8 p.m. on The CW

“America’s 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.

Nov. 4

“Almost Human,” 8 p.m. on Fox – In the near future, police officers are paired with human-like androids in this sci-fi drama.

Nov. 8

“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.