Fall 2012 TV Show Premiere & Return Dates

by RecceR | created - 22 Jun 2012 | updated - 23 Sep 2013 | Public

These are the premiere and return dates for all of the primetime Fall 2012 tv shows (cable & broadcast). They are in order of premiere dates and all times are Eastern. If I missed any that have already been announced, let me know and I will add it. Thanks.

Other lists of mine you may find helpful. Fall 2013 TV Show Premiere & Return Dates (NEW)

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1. Grimm (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces.

Stars: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

Votes: 94,951

season two begins Mon. Aug. 13th @10pm on NBC. moves to regular time-period Fri. Sept. 28th @10pm.

2. America's Next Top Model (2003– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

5.6
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A cyclical competition where women from all over the U.S. compete for the honor of being America's next "it girl" in the modeling world.

Stars: Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House, Tyra Banks, J. Alexander

Votes: 16,272

season nineteen: college edition begins Aug. 24th @8pm on The CW.

3. Switched at Birth (2011–2017)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.8
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Two teenage girls' lives are turned upside down when they find out they were switched at birth.

Stars: Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett

Votes: 20,722

season one resumes Mon. Sept. 3rd @8pm on ABC Family.

4. Coma (2012)

TV-14 | 240 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A young medical student discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table.

Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Steven Pasquale, Geena Davis, James Woods

Votes: 1,886

miniseries begins Mon. Sept. 3rd @9pm on A&E. conclusion is on Tues. Sept 4th @9pm on A&E.

5. Ghost Hunters (2004– )

60 min | Documentary

6.5
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This one-hour weekly docu-soap from the creator/executive producer of "American Chopper" follows a group of real-life paranormal researchers as they investigate haunted houses throughout ... See full summary »

Stars: Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango, Grant Wilson

Votes: 5,822

season eight returns Weds. Sept. 5th @9pm on Syfy.

6. The Voice (2011– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

6.6
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Four famous musicians search for the best voices in America and will mentor these singers to become artists. America will decide which singer will be worthy of the grand prize.

Stars: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Carson Daly, Christina Aguilera

Votes: 10,345

season three begins Mon. Sept. 10th @8pm on NBC.

7. The New Normal (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A single mother's life after she accepts the offer to be a surrogate mother for a gay couple.

Stars: Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells, Georgia King, Bebe Wood

Votes: 10,267

season one begins Mon. Sept. 10th @10pm on NBC. moves to regular time-period Tues. Sept. 11th @9:30pm.

8. Go On (2012–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.6
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An irreverent sportscaster, pressured by his boss to join a support group because he can't move forward after the death of his wife, finds connection with the extremely varied members.

Stars: Matthew Perry, Laura Benanti, Julie White, Suzy Nakamura

Votes: 18,779

season one begins Tues. Sept. 11th @9pm on NBC.

9. Parenthood (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The lives and tragedies of the Braverman family tree.

Stars: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter

Votes: 26,233

season four begins Tues. Sept. 11th @10pm on NBC.

10. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club.

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates

Votes: 209,955

season five begins Tues. Sept. 11th @10pm on FX.

11. The X Factor (2011–2013)

TV-PG | Music, Reality-TV

5.2
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In this American version of the hit UK show, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges search for a singer who has the "X factor".

Stars: Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid, Mario Lopez

Votes: 5,489

season two begins Wed. Sept. 12th @8pm on FOX.

12. Glee (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own.

Stars: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith

Votes: 121,449

season four begins Thurs. Sept. 13th @9pm on FOX.

13. Shark Tank (2009– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Reality-TV

7.5
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Ambitious entrepreneurs present their breakthrough business concepts.

Stars: Kevin O'Leary, Phil Crowley, Robert Herjavec, Mark Cuban

Votes: 6,947

season four begins Fri. Sept. 14th @8pm on ABC. moves to new time slot Fri. Nov. 2nd @9pm.

14. What Would You Do? (2009– )

60 min | News

7.0
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A social experiment show which takes controversial situations to the streets of America to see how everyday citizens will react.

Stars: Yuval David, Diana Henry, Vince August, Jeremy Holm

Votes: 673

new episodes begin Fri. Sept. 14th @9pm on ABC.

15. 20/20 (1978– )

60 min | Documentary, News

6.5
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A.B.C.'s original hour-long news magazine.

Stars: Elizabeth Vargas, David Muir, Barbara Walters, John Stossel

Votes: 1,270

new episodes begin Fri. Sept. 14th @10pm on ABC.

16. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 36,265

season thirty-eight begins Sat. Sept. 15th @11:30pm on NBC.

17. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.6
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An Atlantic City, New Jersey politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 149,524

season three begins Sun. Sept. 16th @9pm on HBO.

18. Bones (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

Votes: 122,953

season nine begins Mon. Sept. 17th @8pm on FOX.

19. The Mob Doctor (2012–2013)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A young thoracic surgeon becomes indebted to the South Chicago mafia and is forced to moonlight as a mob doctor, while also working full time at Chicago's most prominent hospital.

Stars: Jordana Spiro, William Forsythe, James Carpinello, Zach Gilford

Votes: 3,912

season one begins Mon. Sept. 17th @9pm on FOX.

20. Revolution (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Fifteen years after a permanent global blackout, a group of revolutionaries seeks to drive out an occupying force posing as the United States Government.

Stars: Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth

Votes: 75,819

season one begins Mon. Sept. 17th @10pm on NBC.

21. Hot Set (2012– )

60 min | Reality-TV

6.1
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An extreme design challenge pitting two Hollywood production designers each week in a head-to-head battle to design, build, decorate and ultimately create an original and signature movie ... See full summary »

Stars: Brad Ashten, Greg Aronowitz, Curt Beech, Tudor Boloni

Votes: 123

season one begins Tues. Sept. 18th @10pm on Syfy.

22. Survivor (2000– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Game-Show, Reality-TV

7.0
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A reality show where a group of contestants are stranded in a remote location with little more than the clothes on their back. The lone survivor of this contest takes home a million dollars.

Stars: Jeff Probst, Lillian Morris, Jon Dalton, Rob Mariano

Votes: 18,984

season twenty-five: philippines begins Weds. Sept. 19th @8pm on CBS.

23. Up All Night (2011–2012)

22 min | Comedy

6.5
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Takes an irreverent look at parenthood through the point of view of an acerbic working mother, along with her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents.

Stars: Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett, Jennifer Hall

Votes: 8,772

season two begins Thurs. Sept. 20th @8:30pm on NBC.

24. The Office (2005–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.8
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A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.

Stars: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson

Votes: 240,575

season nine begins Thurs. Sept. 20th @9pm on NBC.

25. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.6
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The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Stars: Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt

Votes: 149,669

season five begins Thurs. Sept. 20th @9:30pm on NBC.

26. Haven (2010–2015)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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Everyone in the coastal town of Haven, Maine has a dormant curse or "trouble" that could trigger at any time for any reason. FBI agent Audrey Parker, the sheriff and the town's black sheep must deal with the troubles' deadly effects.

Stars: Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat

Votes: 31,111

season three begins Fri. Sept. 21st @10pm on Syfy.

27. Treme (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.

Stars: Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens, Melissa Leo

Votes: 11,840

season three begins Sun. Sept. 23rd @10pm on HBO.

28. Dancing with the Stars (I) (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

4.8
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U.S. reality show based on the British series "Strictly Come Dancing," where celebrities partner up with professional dancers and compete against each other in weekly elimination rounds to determine a winner.

Stars: Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman

Votes: 8,619

season fifteen: All-Stars begins Mon. Sept. 24th @8pm on ABC.

29. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.4
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A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 500,145

season eight begins Mon. Sept. 24th @8pm on CBS.

30. Partners (2012–2013)

Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Two lifelong friends, who are both architects, form a business partnership.

Stars: Michael Urie, David Krumholtz, Sophia Bush, Brandon Routh

Votes: 3,807

season one begins Mon. Sept. 24th @8:30pm on CBS.

31. 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

6.7
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Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business - if only they can raise the cash.

Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

Votes: 79,603

season two begins Mon. Sept. 24th @9pm on CBS.

32. Mike & Molly (2010–2016)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

6.4
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A couple meets at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting.

Stars: Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon

Votes: 19,512

season three begins Mon. Sept. 24th @9:30pm on CBS.

33. Castle (2009–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 126,681

season five begins Mon. Sept. 24th @10pm on ABC.

34. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The Governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0).

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Taylor Wily, Daniel Dae Kim

Votes: 55,389

season three begins Mon. Sept. 24th @10pm on CBS.

35. NCIS (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Stars: Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum, Sean Murray

Votes: 96,954

season ten begins Tues. Sept. 25th @8pm on CBS.

36. New Girl (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

7.7
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After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time.

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone

Votes: 156,459

season two begins Tues. Sept. 25th @8pm and then another episode that night in its regular spot @9pm on FOX.

37. Ben and Kate (2012–2013)

22 min | Comedy

6.6
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A free-spirited young guy moves in with his type-A, tightly wound sister under the guise of being his niece's nanny.

Stars: Dakota Johnson, Nat Faxon, Lucy Punch, Maggie Elizabeth Jones

Votes: 4,729

season one begins Tues. Sept. 25th @8:30pm on FOX.

38. The Mindy Project (2012– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.

Stars: Mindy Kaling, Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks, Chris Messina

Votes: 25,173

season one begins Tues. Sept. 25th @9pm on FOX.

39. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks.

Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa, Linda Hunt

Votes: 40,276

season four begins Tues. Sept. 25th @9pm on CBS.

40. Private Practice (2007–2013)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A spin-off of the medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" centering on the life of neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery.

Stars: Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Strickland, Taye Diggs

Votes: 19,749

season six begins Tues. Sept. 25th @10pm on ABC.

41. Vegas (2012–2013)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Ralph Lamb, a former MP for the US Army, becomes sheriff. His brother, Jack, and his son, Dixon, are deputized. Meanwhile, Vincent Savino comes from Chicago to Vegas to run The Savoy hotel and casino.

Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Taylor Handley

Votes: 6,751

season one begins Tues. Sept. 25th @10pm on CBS.

42. Animal Practice (2012–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

5.7
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An animal loving veterinarian despises pet owners.

Stars: Justin Kirk, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Bobby Lee, Kym Whitley

Votes: 2,758

season one begins Weds. Sept. 26th @8pm on NBC.

43. The Middle (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.5
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The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the town of Orson, Indiana.

Stars: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher

Votes: 37,284

season four begins Wed. Sept. 26th @8pm on ABC.

44. Guys with Kids (2012–2013)

22 min | Comedy

6.3
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30-something dads struggle as parents because they are still children at heart.

Stars: Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger, Tempestt Bledsoe

Votes: 4,155

season one begins Weds. Sept. 26th @8:30pm on NBC.

45. Criminal Minds (2005– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Thomas Gibson

Votes: 123,971

season eight begins Weds. Sept. 26th @9pm on CBS.

46. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 59,650

season fourteen begins Weds. Sept. 26th @9pm on NBC. (2-hour premiere)

47. Modern Family (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 282,931

season four begins Wed. Sept. 26th @9pm on ABC.

48. The Neighbors (2012–2014)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.7
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A New Jersey family moves to an affluent gated community composed entirely of extraterrestrials.

Stars: Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye

Votes: 7,429

season one begins Wed. Sept. 26th @9:30pm on ABC. moves to regular time-period Wed. Oct. 3rd @8:30pm.

49. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 70,275

season thirteen begins Weds. Sept. 26th @10pm on CBS.

50. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 275,516

season sixteen returns Wed. Sept. 26th @10pm on Comedy Central.

51. Key and Peele (2012–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Project sees Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in front of a live studio audience bantering about a topic weaved between filmed shorts and sketches.

Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ron Artest, Matt Wheeler

Votes: 12,359

season two begins Wed. Sept. 26th @10:30pm on Comedy Central.

52. Last Resort (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A US sub picks up Navy SEALs and receives an order for a nuke launch. Due to the circumstances of the order, the Captain refuses to fire. After escaping an attack from another US sub, the crew and SEALs take refuge on a small island.

Stars: Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts, Camille De Pazzis

Votes: 19,931

season one begins Thurs. Sept. 27th @8pm on ABC.

53. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 589,858

season six begins Thurs. Sept. 27th @8pm on CBS.

54. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.

Stars: Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell

Votes: 213,944

season ten begins Thurs. Sept. 27th @8:30pm on CBS.

55. Person of Interest (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 142,621

season two begins Thurs. Sept. 27th @9pm on CBS.

56. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr.

Votes: 185,810

season nine begins Thurs. Sept. 27th @9pm on ABC.

57. Elementary (2012– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, Jon Michael Hill

Votes: 84,774

season one begins Thurs. Sept. 27th @10pm on CBS.

58. Scandal (2012– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

Stars: Kerry Washington, Guillermo Díaz, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes

Votes: 58,873

season two begins Thurs. Sept. 27th @8pm on ABC.

59. CSI: NY (2004–2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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CSI Head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper, Eddie Cahill

Votes: 39,143

season nine begins Fri. Sept. 28th @8pm on CBS.

60. Kitchen Nightmares (2007–2014)

TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV

7.4
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Gordon Ramsay visits struggling restaurants across America and spends one week trying to help them become successful.

Stars: Gordon Ramsay, Arthur Smith, Kim Seeley, Michael Cabbibo

Votes: 8,838

season six begins Fri. Sept. 28th @8pm on FOX.

61. Fringe (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.4
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An F.B.I. agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Jasika Nicole

Votes: 194,815

the sixth & final season begins Fri. Sept. 28th @9pm on FOX.

62. Made in Jersey (2012)

43 min | Drama

5.7
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Centers on a working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a top New York law firm.

Stars: Janet Montgomery, Felix Solis, Erin Cummings, Kyle MacLachlan

Votes: 989

season one begins Fri. Sept. 28th @9pm on CBS.

63. Blue Bloods (2010– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Revolves around a family of New York cops.

Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Len Cariou, Tom Selleck

Votes: 25,095

season three begins Fri. Sept. 28th @10pm on CBS.

64. 48 Hours (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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One of television's most popular true-crime series, investigating shocking cases and compelling real-life dramas with journalistic integrity and cutting-edge style.

Stars: Dan Rather, Maureen Maher, Erin Moriarty, Peter Van Sant

Votes: 1,240

season twenty-six begins Sat. Sept. 29th @10pm on CBS.

65. 60 Minutes (1968– )

60 min | Documentary, News

7.6
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A popular television News magazine in the USA, in which an ever changing team of CBS News correspondents contribute segments ranging from hard news coverage to politics to lifestyle and pop culture.

Stars: Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft, Morley Safer

Votes: 2,415

season forty-five begins Sun. Sept. 30th @7pm on CBS.

66. The Amazing Race (2001– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.6
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Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to 'amazing' locations.

Stars: Phil Keoghan, Joyce Agu, Uchenna Agu, Jet McCoy

Votes: 12,340

season twenty-one begins Sun. Sept. 30th @8pm on CBS.

67. Once Upon a Time (2011– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

7.9
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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 188,184

season two begins Sun. Sept. 30th @8pm on ABC.

68. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 304,372

season twenty-four begins Sun. Sept. 30th @8pm on FOX.

69. Bob's Burgers (2011– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.1
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Bob Belcher, along with his wife and 3 children, try to run their last hope of holding the family together, which is running Bob's dream restaurant.

Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts

Votes: 48,135

season three begins Sun. Sept. 30th @8:30pm on FOX.

70. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 555,829

season seven begins Sun. Sept. 30th @9pm on Showtime.

71. The Good Wife (2009–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

Votes: 57,100

season four begins Sun. Sept. 30th @9pm on CBS.

72. Revenge (2011–2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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An emotionally troubled young woman makes it her mission to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father.

Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann, Nick Wechsler

Votes: 103,583

season two begins Sun. Sept. 30th @9pm on ABC.

73. Family Guy (1998– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 263,334

season eleven begins Sun. Sept. 30th @9pm on FOX.

74. American Dad! (2005– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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The random escapades of Stan Smith, a conservative C.I.A. Agent dealing with family life, and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Grimes

Votes: 96,647

season eight begins Sun. Sept. 30th @9:30pm on FOX.

75. 666 Park Avenue (2012–2013)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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If you could make one wish, what would it be? And what would you do to get it? At 666 Park Avenue, all of your dreams and burning desires can come true: wealth, sex, love, power, even ... See full summary »

Stars: Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Robert Buckley, Samantha Logan

Votes: 16,306

season one begins Sun. Sept. 30th @10pm on ABC.

76. Homeland (2011– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis, Rupert Friend

Votes: 259,038

season two begins Sun. Sept. 30th @10pm on Showtime.

77. The Mentalist (2008–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake, and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John", the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 142,932

season five begins Sun. Sept. 30th @10pm on CBS.

78. Hart of Dixie (2011–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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New Yorker and new doctor Zoe Hart accepts an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work in his medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She arrives to find he has died and left half the practice to her in his will.

Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel

Votes: 38,111

season two begins Tues. Oct. 2nd @8pm on The CW.

79. Raising Hope (2010–2014)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Jimmy becomes a single parent to an infant after the mother he had a one-night stand with ends up on death row.

Stars: Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward

Votes: 32,171

season three begins Tues. Oct. 2nd @8pm on FOX.

80. Supernatural (2005– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.5
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Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters", fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

Votes: 321,183

season eight begins Weds. Oct. 3rd @9pm on The CW.

81. 30 Rock (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.2
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Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful television show without losing her mind.

Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 98,425

the seventh & final season begins Thurs. Oct. 4th @8pm on NBC.

82. Jersey Shore (2009–2012)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Reality-TV

3.5
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A reality-based look at the vapid lives of several New Jersey 20-somethings and their respective friends and/or hook-ups.

Stars: Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola, Nicole Polizzi, Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley

Votes: 21,386

the sixth & final season begins Thurs. Oct. 4th @10pm on MTV.

83. America's Funniest Home Videos (1989– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Reality-TV

6.2
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Viewers from around America send in home videos with comedic moments.

Stars: Jess Harnell, Tom Bergeron, Bob Saget, Ernie Anderson

Votes: 4,196

season twenty-three begins Sun. Oct. 7th @7pm on ABC.

84. The Cleveland Show (2009–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

5.6
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The adventures of the Family Guy (1998) neighbor and former deli owner, Cleveland Brown.

Stars: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Sudeikis

Votes: 34,347

season four begins Sun. Oct. 7th @7:30pm on FOX.

85. 90210 (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A Kansas family relocates to Beverly Hills, where their two children adapt to the infamous social drama of West Beverly Hills High.

Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Mack Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Jessica Stroup

Votes: 38,553

season five begins Mon. Oct. 8th @8pm on The CW.

86. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

Votes: 128,693

the sixth & final season begins Mon. Oct. 8th @9pm on The CW.

87. Arrow (2012– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Susanna Thompson

Votes: 348,448

season one begins Weds. Oct. 10th @8pm on The CW.

88. Chicago Fire (2012– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama

7.9
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The story of firefighters in Chicago, both on a personal and professional level.

Stars: Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund, Yuri Sardarov

Votes: 26,745

season one begins Weds. Oct. 10th @10pm on NBC.

89. Nashville (2012–2018)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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Follows the lives and tragedies of rising and fading country music stars in Nashville, Tennessee.

Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten

Votes: 20,207

season one begins Wed. Oct. 10th @10pm on ABC.

90. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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A young teen struggles to make a decision between two vampire brothers and their supernatural lives. Soon after she discovers the truth her whole world turns upside down.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

Votes: 244,309

season four begins Thurs. Oct. 11th @8pm on The CW.

91. Beauty and the Beast (2012–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful detective falls in love with an ex-soldier who goes into hiding from the secret government organization that turned him into a mechanically charged beast.

Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello, Austin Basis

Votes: 31,940

season one begins Thurs. Oct. 11th @9pm on The CW.

92. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

8.8
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Five friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia.

Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 154,308

season eight begins Thurs. Oct. 11th @10pm on FX.

93. The League (I) (2009–2015)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Sport

8.3
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An ensemble comedy that follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another -- so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other's lives miserable.

Stars: Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi

Votes: 39,286

season four begins Thurs. Oct. 11th @10:30pm on FX.

94. Brand X with Russell Brand (2012–2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.4
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Actor and comedian Russell Brand hosts this late-night comedy series that features Brand's unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture.

Stars: Russell Brand, Matt Stoller, Steve Jones, David Icke

Votes: 903

season one returns Thurs. Oct. 11th @11pm on FX.

95. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.5
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Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs

Votes: 726,356

season three begins Sun. Oct. 14th @9pm on AMC.

96. Talking Dead (2011– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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A talk show about The Walking Dead (2010) and Fear the Walking Dead (2015).

Stars: Chris Hardwick, Denise M. Huth, Greg Nicotero, Andrew Lincoln

Votes: 2,868

season two begins Sun. Oct. 14th @11pm on AMC.

97. Emily Owens M.D. (2012–2013)

43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A young doctor realizes that working as an intern in a big hospital is very much the same as being in high school.

Stars: Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Aja Naomi King, Michael Rady

Votes: 5,952

season one begins Tues. Oct. 16th @9pm on The CW.

98. Covert Affairs (2010–2014)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Fresh out of the farm, Annie Walker must adapt to the challenging life of a CIA operative under the guidance of her handler, Auggie. But soon she realizes her recruit might have to do with her last boyfriend rather than her talent.

Stars: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 24,088

season three resumes Tues. Oct. 16th @10pm on USA.

99. Suburgatory (2011–2014)

22 min | Comedy

7.2
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Tessa Altman is used to the big city but when her dad moves her away, she has to adapt to her new suburban life in Chatswin.

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin, Allie Grant

Votes: 28,445

season two begins Wed. Oct. 17th @9:30pm on ABC.

100. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, and a cult.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 224,666

season two begins Wed. Oct. 17th @10pm on FX.