Fall TV Schedule

Monday


Mondays won't look too different from last season, with the only significant changes being ABC expanding Dancing With the Stars to two hours, Fox's Lie to Me following House, and CBS swapping a pair of comedies. CBS made the decision to create a strong block with Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory. In experiments putting the two shows back-to-back last year, numbers were way up for Big Bang, and the network hopes to make this hit as big as Two and a Half Men. ABC is stoked that Castle's only real competition in the 10:00 hour is CSI: Miami--it should translate into a ratings jump for Castle and our beloved Nathan Fillion. This is just a guess, but neither of the two new scripted shows (CBS' Jenna Elfman comedy Accidentally on Purpose and NBC's drama Trauma) looks to make much of an impact on this night. Mondays should belong to ABC thanks to the strength of Dancing With the Stars.

8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
ABC Dancing with the Stars (performances) / The Bachelor (when DWTS ends)
CBS How I Met Your Mother (new time) / *Accidentally on Purpose
Fox House
NBC Heroes (new time)
CW Gossip Girl

9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
ABC Dancing with the Stars (performances-continued)
CBS Two and a Half Men / The Big Bang Theory (new time)
Fox Lie to Me (new time)
NBC *Trauma
CW One Tree Hill

10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
ABC Castle
CBS CSI: Miami
Fox Local Programming
NBC *The Jay Leno Show
CW Local Programming

Which network do you think will win Monday nights?

Tuesday


Do you like stuff? Do you like that same stuff twice? Well so do networks on Tuesday nights. ABC is doing two hours of reality, Fox is doing two hours of dancing, CBS is doing two hours of NCIS, NBC is doing two hours of Biggest Loser, and The CW is doing two hours of '90s show remakes. Boooooring. Fox is hoping that So You Think You Can Dance will hold the fort down until American Idol returns, but how much dancing can people take with Dancing With the Stars also running? On the other hand, doubling up should work well for CBS--people can't seem to get enough NCIS, and the new LA-based spinoff should do more than just fine (LL in the house!). However, without options, Tuesday may be a good night to catch up on DVR'd shows. We expect this night to go back and forth between CBS and Fox, and we wouldn't be surprised if this schedule sees changes early to spice things up.

8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
ABC *Shark Tank
CBS NCIS
Fox So You Think You Can Dance (performances)
NBC The Biggest Loser
CW 90210

9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
ABC Dancing with the Stars (results)
Scrubs / Better Off Ted (after DWTS concludes)
CBS *NCIS: Los Angeles
Fox So You Think You Can Dance (performances)
NBC The Biggest Loser
CW *Melrose Place

10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
ABC *The Forgotten
CBS *The Good Wife
Fox Local Programming
NBC *The Jay Leno Show
CW Local Programming

Which network do you think will win Tuesday nights?

Wednesday


Now things are getting interesting. ABC is taking a huge risk with FIVE new programs on this evening, including four comedies. Our early review of Modern Family: hilarious--it has a splash of Arrested Development and the best bits of Christopher Guest's mockumentaries (plus there's a great twist at the end of the pilot). But it seems mismatched with the other three. Parenthood could be a sleeper hit thanks to its stellar cast, but it will be going against the most-hyped new show of the season in Glee. ABC's bewitching Eastwick has a chance to survive in the 10:00 hour given its only competition is CSI: NY. So far, this seems like the most wide open night of the week and a great opportunity for any network to take.

8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
ABC *Hank / *The Middle
CBS New Adventures of Old Christine / Gary Unmarried
Fox So You Think You Can Dance (results)
NBC *Parenthood
CW America's Next Top Model

9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
ABC *Modern Family / *Cougar Town
CBS Criminal Minds
Fox *Glee
NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
CW *The Beautiful Life

10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
ABC *Eastwick
CBS CSI: NY
Fox Local Programming
NBC *The Jay Leno Show
CW Local Programming

Which network do you think will win Wednesday nights?

Thursday


Thursdays shall heretofore be known as "Bloodbath Thursdays" or "The Night of Exploding DVRs"--it's packed with all sorts of goodness. Flash Forward is badly mismatched with Grey's Anatomy, but we think it will get off to a quick start--it's just a matter of holding its audience. Fringe moves into Thursdays at 9 to battle Grey's, CSI, The Office, and Supernatural, but the biggest move on this night was by CBS. Moving The Mentalist behind CSI forms a CBS superblock on the most competitive night of television. NBC's comedy block gets MUCH stronger with Kath & Kim replaced by the very good-looking Community. Even with all this competition, CBS looks like the winner here, but not without taking a serious hit. And once again, Supernatural will still go sorely underwatched. If a show looks to have a chance to breakout, don't be surprised if it gets moved over to Wednesdays, where things are a little less cutthroat.

8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
ABC *Flash Forward
CBS Survivor
Fox Bones
NBC *SNL Weekend Update Thursday / Parks and Recreation
CW *The Vampire Diaries

9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
ABC Grey's Anatomy
CBS CSI
Fox Fringe (new time)
NBC The Office / *Community (moves to 8 p.m. after SNL run) / 30 Rock (after Community moves)
CW Supernatural

10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
ABC Private Practice
CBS The Mentalist (new time)
Fox Local Programming
NBC *The Jay Leno Show
CW Local Programming

Which network do you think will win Thursday nights?

Friday


Several days later, it's still shocking to see Dollhouse on the schedule. But Fox likes what Joss Whedon laid out for the show's second season and is giving it a chance. Its reward? Going up against some new competition. With CW giving up Sundays and NBC launching its Jay Leno primetime show, the Friday landscape changes drastically. Ugly Betty, Medium (now on CBS), Southland, and Smallville all now call Friday home, creating an interesting night on what is usually a TV graveyard. This is another evening totally up for grabs, but will likely be dominated by DVRs.

8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
ABC Supernanny
CBS Ghost Whisperer
Fox *Brothers / 'Til Death (new time)
NBC Law & Order
CW Smallville (new time)

9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
ABC Ugly Betty (new time)
CBS Medium (new time)
Fox Dollhouse
NBC Southland (new time)
CW Undecided

10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
ABC 20/20
CBS Numb3rs
Fox Local Programming
NBC *The Jay Leno Show
CW Local Programming

Which network do you think will win Friday nights?

Saturday

Nothing new here. Saturdays are poor ratings night, and no one wants to go up against ABC's college football. Bad boys, bad boys, whatchoo gonna do? Watch ABC win in a landslide.

8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
ABC College Football
CBS Crimetime Saturday
Fox COPS (back-to-back episodes)
NBC Dateline NBC
CW Local Programming

9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
ABC College Football
CBS Crimetime Saturday
Fox America's Most Wanted
NBC *Trauma (repeat)
CW Local Programming

10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
ABC College Football
CBS 48 Hours Mystery
Fox Local Programming
NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (repeat)
CW Local Programming

Which network do you think will win Saturday nights?

Sunday

Animation Domination versus Amazin Racin' versus Extreme Home Makeoverin'--that's Sundays for ya. ABC typically wins this night thanks to Desperate Housewives, but things could change here. The big wild card: CBS' organ-transplant drama Three Rivers. Housewives has been tapering off, and Three Rivers could steal some of its audience thanks to hunky Alex O'Loughlin, best known from his days on Moonlight. With The Amazing Race continuing to be steady, it looks like CBS could upset the balance here. We'll take CBS by a nose on Sundays in a changing of the guard.

8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
CBS The Amazing Race
Fox The Simpsons / *The Cleveland Show
NBC NBC Sunday Night Football (Eastern Time)
CW Local Programming

9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
ABC Desperate Housewives
CBS *Three Rivers
Fox Family Guy / American Dad!
NBC NBC Sunday Night Football (Eastern Time)
CW Local Programming

10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
ABC Brothers & Sisters
CBS Cold Case
Fox Local Programming
NBC NBC Sunday Night Football (Eastern Time)
CW Local Programming

Which network do you think will win Sunday nights?

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Yes, like many before me, I have to wonder why the networks like to but their own garbage such as so many "reality" shows on tv. They chase each other and to the detriment of good quality tv and family entertainment. I also have to wonder why quality shows tend to last longer on independent cable channels as opposed to main stream media. Is it a wonder that the national broadcast channels are losing veiwership?
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Honestly, I don't CARE what they put on Mondays and who goes against whom - for me it's NO contest... House and Lie To Me.... two of the BEST freakin' shows on TV today - I can't STAND these "reality" scripted lie-fests anyways :p
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CBS, the NCIS franchise and The Good Wife will make it so. :P
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dude cmon! how am i supposed to pick a show to watch on monday nights?? house, heroes and gossip girl are all at the same time! i think is great that the vampire diaries are right bfore supernatural instead of smallville
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Still hate it when they pack everything in here. SUPERNATURAL STILL RULES at 8. As much as I'd like to watch Bones I'm guilty of a little bit of competition between Vampire Diaries, I'm curious, can't help it. Couldn't give a darn about Flash Forward or the Fringe. Mentalist should do well, especially with what it's up against, but I liked it right after NCIS, it was a great lead in.
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Wow, Wednesday night sucks. A lot of shows that don't look any good. Question, why is it these shows had girls who look like they should be modeling rather than being a doctor, EMT, investigator, or whatever and the guys look like crap? Girl here saying where are all my favorite guys from these shows that were canceled?
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laame so many great shows were cancelled this year
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laame so many great shows were cancelled this year
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I can t wait to watch the current shows and the new shows next fall,there are too many great shows that i can t don t know how can i do that but one thing is sure;i am gonna do that,and i am also preparing me for the midseason there are too many great shows there too;that too me this is like Christmas.
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Idon't watch CBS that much .Except for the MONDAY night line-up (8pm-10pm)I also watch New Adventure's of old Christine and Garry Unmarried.These shows make CBS the place for great comedy.I don't like MIAMI CSI,the show is WAY over the top in acting,David Caruso is a joke,and the co-stars in this show give cheesy acting a bad rap!
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I'M GLAD I CAN DVR 4 TV SHOW'SAT A TIME OR I'D MISS MY SHOWS
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I will watch Lie to me, Gossip Girl and Trauma...
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@reliableg, do you not know how to read? Two and a Half Men is on at the exact same time, and Big Bang Theory now follows it.
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OMG! Did they cancel Two and a half men. Also,where IS Big Bang Theory
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@tntrance49
tv.com is 100% correct...Medium has switched to CBS.
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As if other nights weren't bad enough...Fridays used to have practically nothing, and now Ugly Betty, Medium, Dollhouse and Southland are all at the same time?! WTF?! I can only DVR 2 shows at once and watch a third...now I'm going to have to record a fourth show on another TV or resort to always watching one of them online. Ridiculous.
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tv.com you need to check your listings....when did medium become a CBS show?
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This year the shows will be great! You can't choose!
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The Cleveland Show will be Fox's biggest bust since that short-lived Reality TV show that had a porn star trying to be a TV station's weather reporter, whose title escapes me.
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Monday house and heroes at the same time come on, two good shows how will we make a desicion...
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house heroes AND gossip girl all on at eight!!!! ahhh this is crazy!! how am i suppose to choose!
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Monday: Heroes, One Tree Hill

Wednesday: Flashforward, Vampire Diaries

Friday: Smallville, Dollhouse



Next year: V, Day One and Lost and the above!
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Thanks "olsoncm". I wondered where NBC was going to stick Chuck after seeing that it was renewed but didn't show up on the Fall schedule. It's crimanal! They should give it a full season and just dump Heroes. That show was great the first season but has been a joke ever since. No one ever dies in this comic book series, they just pass their superpowers back and forth.
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Sunday night will go to ABC from 9-11. I adore DH and Brothers and Sisters. Actually every time I watch B&S I always find myself saying "I love this show" well till this seasons' finale, I felt it was kinda blah for a finale.. No cliffhanger for me.
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Friday I guess I will see whats on cable from 8-9 since I no longer am a fan of "The Ghost Whisper" stopped watching this when they decided to make it Unbelievable with Jim's spirit jumps into another just dead body. Couldn't make that leap myself. Then CBS wins again, as I LOVE LOVE LOVE Medium and Numbers. I think that moving Ugly Betty (which I also stopped watching this last season) was a HUGH mistake on ABC's part, I think that this will end the show.
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Thursday evening I will start out at 8 with CBS, LOVE survivor!! Then its off to ABC for Grey's and Private Practice, which means I will have to TiVo either the Mentalist or PP, unsure of that yet. Still not seeing Chuck anywhere... Interesting.
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Well it looks like CBS wins again for Wednesday night as well, although I thought Chuck was renewed, I wonder WHERE the heck NBC has decided to put the show?!?! NBC isn't doing itself any favours putting Jay Leno on 5 nights a week, seriously, if they wanted him on every night, why make him leave the tonight show?
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Well looks like CBS has my full attention for this night, although I don't know if I will vest my time into another "new show, The Good Wife" I don't see myself wanting to watch Jay Leno 5 nights a week.. Not a fan.
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Looks like since Chuck won't be competing with House, I will be able to watch House, then I will switch to CBS for Two and a Half Men... This show is BRILLIANTLY done, and since NBC decided to be ignorant and get rid of Medium, I will stay with CBS and watch CSI Miami...
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Looks like I can go back to watching House, since it won't be opposite Chuck or The Big Bang Theory. Other than that I think I'll be turning to the American Life Network to watch sitcoms from the '70s and '80s. I refuse to watch Two and a Half Men. For me, they crossed the good taste line a few years ago.
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I love watching the No 1 ladys det agency. I keep checking on demand to see if number 8 has come out. Please continue the show - my husband and I enjoy it. Jill Scott does an excellent job along with the other cast. Continue Please Continue.
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What is wrong with the people who come up with these schedules??? I DVR enough television and there are SO MANY nights with bad television...don't they get that the same people who watch CBS...How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men are the same people who watch Heroes and Lie to Me???? They messed up my Monday nights this past year, putting 24 against Heroes and Two and a Half Men...silly silly silly. All the great shows get cancelled...why can't they put Dancing with the Stars on Saturday night or something...I mean, who watches that show anyway??? Ridiculous. Just like when they cancelled one of the best shows to have come out in many years...JUSTICE, by putting it in a time slot against shows already watched by people who also watched Justice.
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If The Game doesn't come back to the CW I will stop watching the station all together!!! It seems that when ever a good, BLACK, successful T.V show starts, and always gets cancelled...First Girlfriends and now The Game. What is the problem?
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Wow, Wednesday's schedule doesn't look good. Looks like we'll be watching NCIS reruns on USA or ION instead. :)
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Castle! Castle! Castle! So glad that ABC renewed it--what a great show it is!
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I was really upset that they cancelled the Eleventh Hour. Seems that most of the shows that are popular are those where you don't have to use much gray matter. Eleventh Hour I called my "science class", I learned a lot of stuff there. I will also miss Without a Trace but am glad that the Mentalist and Big Bang will be back.
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I'm quoting a comment found on this site since it echoes my thinking pretty closely...Bones??? Eleventh Hour???

"I really can't believe Fox. They pre-empted and moved around Bones for the last 2 years. Now it appears they have dropped it. Darn that was my favorite show. How many unreality shows, Sports shows, fat shows, dance shows, and singing shows can they put on tv? NBC it appears has taken off "The Eleventh Hour". Darn!" After losing some really good shows like "Shark" and replacing them with more reality drivel, why should we be surprised. Our line-up is THE MENTALIST,all the L&Os, all the CSIs, NCIS, Bones, Numbers, TWO AND A HALF MEN, Criminal Minds and Lie to Me. And losing Women's Murder Club was disappointing too.
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I've only recently found The Big Bang Theory, it's Excellent!
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Is NBC trying to kill Heroes??? Why did they put it up against House? They should have left it at the old time slot...
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tv used to be awesome. what does the * mean? i don't recall where the explanation was.
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We are so sorry that Monk has left the 'room'! Loved that show. Seems like TNT and USA are airing some really decent series. We're not into far out sci-fi or reality shows. We do really like DWTS and AI, Castle is definitely charming and Kyra from The Closer is dynamite. Desperate Housewives is still tops - that's about as sci-fi as we like. Course, we're a couple of seniors sliding head-long down the backside of life and we love to lurk about the tv screen in the evenings. Sure would like another truly funny sit-com like Two and a Half Men - with NO laugh track!! Visit & enjoy my blog: http://supergrannysmusings.blogspot.com/
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Also, I have come to the conclusion that there are so few decent shows on TV -- that I can download them in .avi format using utorrent or bitcomet --- the quality is better --- and I don't have commercials to sift through. http://www.xtvi.com/
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I am very sorry about "The Unit" being canceled. To me, outside of NCIS [not the LA version], it was one of the top 5 shows on TV. Extremely well done. and really who needs NCIS LA??? Give me a break!!

Jay Leno at 10:00. Sure!! Either Leno self-destructs or Conan had better head for the hills.

Glad also to see MEDIUM on CBS -- must be cheaper to produce than The Unit.

Shows like Burn Notice on USA are excellent shows --their production costs must be a lot less .... why can't the BIG networks [GM, Ford and Chrysler -- whoops I mean CBS, NBC and ABC] get their acts together and realize what products the people really want. And it ain't reality shows!!
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I, too, do not understand the popularity of "reality" shows. After listening to people talk all day about their husbands, their children, their dogs (and them listening to me, too), I want to come home and escape from all of that. What happened to good writing? So many channels, yet half of them are repeats of shows long gone. The only TV shows I watch are Castle, NCIS, The Mentalist, Numbers, Flashpoint, and Cold Case. I also watch The Closer, Leverage, and Burn Notice on TNT and USA. A lot of the comedies, to me, are crude. I don't expect TV to be "Leave it to Beaver-like" or even Cosby-like, but it would be nice to laugh without having to deal with what we used to call locker-room jokes.
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Since the Premium channels (HBO, Showtime, Starz, etc) air new released movies on Saturday nights, they will likely win!
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I do not like the new Fall Friday line-up, as I like UGLY BETTY, MEDIUM, DOLLHOUSE & just began watching SOUTHLAND, and they ALL air @ 9:00p.m.:( Since we have two DVR's that record two programs, that is likely what we will do, here! At least we now have something to watch on Friday nights...PPV will loose the big bucks from us:)
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johr77 - you are correct.
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CBS hands down, will be my Monday night line up ~ Last year it was NBC ALL THE WAY WITH CHUCK & MEDIUM!!! WHEN / WHAT NIGHTS WILL CHUCK BE ON???
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Everything is either Monday or Thursday for me!!!!
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