It’s an entertainment perfect storm…
While the official start of the Fall TV season kicked off at the beginning of this month, this week is shaping up for some wild broadcast television fun. With season and series premieres battling for attention and time slots, your best bet is to just plant yourself on the couch with a barrel of popcorn and a bucket of Diet Coke now.
The next seven days bring back some of our favorites like “New Girl” and “Scandal,” and also introduces some highly anticipated series debuts like “Animal Practice” and “The Mindy Project.”
Here’s a quick, day-by-day look at this week’s premieres to help keep you organized while flipping channels.
Monday: “Dancing With the Stars” makes it’s long awaited return in the all-star format. Returning for the showdown are fan favorites like Emit Smith, Kirstie Alley, Joey Fatone, Pam Anderson and – yes – Bristol Palin.
The day will also see the return of the unexpected hit “2 Broke Girls,” “How I Met Your Mother,” Mike and Molly,” “Castle,” as well as the series premiere of the CBS show “Partners.”
Tuesday: “New Girl” re-emerges, to likely prove – once again – that Tuesday is Zooey Deschanel’s night. The Golden Globe-nominated show returns for its second season with the funny girl at the helm and a guest appearance from Parker Posey.
Adding to the girl power will be “The Office’s” Mindy Kaling’s new FOX project, titled simply “The Mindy Project.” Also making its debut on Tuesday is “Ben and Kate,” starring Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon.
Wednesday: “Modern Family,” arrives with the start of its fourth season. The comedy series proved its strength this weekend, taking home a the award for “Best Comedy.”
“Guys with Kids” will make its series debut along with NBC’s “Animal Practice,” which will battle in the eight o’clock hour against ABC’s “The Middle.”
Thursday:”The Big Bang Theory” might have been snubbed for “Lead Actor in a Comedy Series,” but Jim Parsons is still worth watching on Thursday, as the sitcom comes in at six seasons strong.
Also beginning this night is the return of Charlie Sheen-less “Two and a Half Men,” “Scandal” and the debut of Lucy Liu’s new series “Elementary.”
Friday: The fifth and final season of sci-fi drama “Fringe” starts up to kick the weekend off this Friday. The FOX series will fight for the nine o’clock hour against legal drama “Made in Jersey” and “Grimm.”
Friday will also see the return of NYC cop drama “Blue Bloods.”
Sunday:It’s the revenge of the ABC series "Revenge" on Sunday. The Golden Globe nominated series airs at 9/8 c against premieres for “The Good Wife,” “Family Guy” and “Dexter.” Talk about competition!
Also returning on Sunday are “Once Upon a Time,” “American Dad,” “The Amazing Race,” “The Simpsons,” “The Mentalist,” and the Emmy-sweeping series “Homeland.” Not to mention a debut of the highly publicized “666 Park Avenue.”
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