17 TV shows to watch this fall - Omaha.com
Published Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 3:12 pm
17 TV shows to watch this fall

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My most anticipated new shows of the fall:

“The Blacklist,” NBC: Always-creepy James Spader should be entertaining as a good guy-turned-bad guy-turned-possible good guy again.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Fox: Andy Samberg (“Saturday Night Live”) looks charming as a goofy cop, with Andre Braugher playing the by-the-book captain.

“The Crazy Ones,” CBS: I'm not sure how much crazy I can take, but I'm interested to see Sarah Michelle Geller as Robin Williams' straight man, er, woman.

“Hostages,” CBS: Toni Collette is a powerhouse actress, and I'm looking forward to her portrayal of a doctor whose family is held hostage by Dylan McDermott in this 15-episode show.

“Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” ABC: Joss Whedon directed the pilot of this “Avengers” follow-up. Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson is alive again, and that's good enough for me.

“The Michael J. Fox Show,” NBC: I'd love to see a really strong vehicle for Fox, who has been terrific recently in “The Good Wife” guest stints.

“Trophy Wife,” ABC: Malin Akerman (“27 Dresses”), newly married to lawyer Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing”), learns to deal with his three kids and two ex-wives, including Marcia Gay Harden (“Damages”).

AND THE OLD

Don't forget about our old favorites. These are the plot lines I'm most interested to see resolved in our returning shows.

“Bones,” Fox: Will there finally be wedding bells this season for Booth and Brennan? It sounds like it.

“Castle,” ABC: Does Beckett take the new job? Does she accept Castle's proposal? One way or another, change is coming to the 12 Precinct.

“Chicago Fire,” NBC: Secrets from Severide's past will come back to haunt him. How will Shay deal with her pregnancy disappointments?

“Glee,” Fox: It's hard to imagine a “Glee” universe without Cory Monteith. How the show handles his death will probably say a lot about its future.

“The Good Wife,” CBS: Alicia and Cary's exit from the firm will undoubtedly make big waves.

“The Mentalist,” CBS: Red John will be revealed this fall, the show runners promise us. Will Jane take matters into his own hands (more than usual, I mean)?

“NCIS,” CBS: Cote de Pablo's exit will be tough on the show. Let's hope her last two episodes satisfy the “Tony-Ziva” fans.

“New Girl,” Fox: Now that Nick and Jess are together, Schmidt will go all out trying to break them up. Of course, he has some relationship troubles to deal with himself.

“Parks and Recreation,” NBC: As Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe leave the show, how will Leslie cope with losing Ann?

“Scandal,” ABC: What will Olivia's outing as the president's mistress do to her, both personally and professionally? And what about the White House?

Full schedule by network

ABC LINEUP
SUNDAY
7 p.m. “Once Upon a Time” (Sept. 29)
8 p.m. “Revenge” (Sept. 29)
9 p.m. “BETRAYAL” (Sept. 29)
MONDAY
7 p.m. “Dancing With the Stars” (Sept. 16)
9 p.m. “Castle” (Sept. 23)
TUESDAY
7 p.m. “MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.” (Sept. 24)
8 p.m. “THE GOLDBERGS” (Sept. 24)
8:30 p.m. “TROPHY WIFE” (Sept. 24)
9 p.m. “LUCKY 7” (Sept. 24)
WEDNESDAY
7 p.m. “The Middle” (Sept. 25)
7:30 p.m. “BACK IN THE GAME” (Sept. 25)
8 p.m. “Modern Family” (Sept. 25)
8:30 p.m. “SUPER FUN NIGHT” (Oct. 2)
9 p.m. “Nashville” (Sept. 25)
THURSDAY
7 p.m. “ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND” (Oct. 10)
8 p.m. “Grey's Anatomy” (Sept. 26)
9 p.m. “Scandal” (Oct. 3)
FRIDAY
7 p.m. “Last Man Standing” (Sept. 20)
7:30 p.m. “The Neighbors” (Sept. 20)
8 p.m. “Shark Tank” (Sept. 20)
9 p.m. “20/20”
SATURDAY
7 p.m. “Saturday Night College Football” (Aug. 31)

CBS LINEUP
SUNDAY
7 p.m. “The Amazing Race” (Sept. 29)
8 p.m. “The Good Wife” (Sept. 29)
9 p.m. “The Mentalist” (Sept. 29)
MONDAY
7 p.m. “How I Met Your Mother” (Sept. 23)
7:30 p.m. “WE ARE MEN” (Sept. 30)
8 p.m. “2 Broke Girls” (Sept. 23)
8:30 p.m. “MOM” (Sept. 23)
9 p.m. “HOSTAGES” (Sept. 23)
TUESDAY
7 p.m. “NCIS” (Sept. 24)
8 p.m. “NCIS: Los Angeles” (Sept. 24)
9 p.m. “Person of Interest” (Sept. 24)
WEDNESDAY
7 p.m. “Survivor” (Sept. 18)
8 p.m. “Criminal Minds” (Sept. 25)
9 p.m. “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (Sept. 25)
THURSDAY
7 p.m. “The Big Bang Theory” (Sept. 26)
7:30 p.m. “THE MILLERS” (Oct. 3)
8 p.m. “THE CRAZY ONES” (Sept. 26)
8:30 p.m. “Two and a Half Men” (Sept. 26)
9 p.m. “Elementary” (Sept. 26)
FRIDAY
7 p.m. “Undercover Boss” (Sept. 27)
8 p.m. “Hawaii Five-O” (Sept. 27)
9 p.m. “Blue Bloods” (Sept. 27)
SATURDAYS
7 p.m. Comedytime Saturday
8 p.m. Crimetime Saturday
9 p.m. “48 Hours” (Sept. 28)

CW LINEUP
MONDAY
7 p.m. “Hart of Dixie” (Oct. 7)
8 p.m. “Beauty and the Beast” (Oct. 7)
TUESDAY
7 p.m. “THE ORIGINALS” (Oct. 8 — debuts on Thursday, Oct. 3)
8 p.m. “Supernatural” (Oct. 8)
WEDNESDAY
7 p.m. “Arrow” (Oct. 9)
8 p.m. “THE TOMORROW PEOPLE” (Oct. 9)
THURSDAY
7 p.m. “The Vampire Diaries” (Oct. 3)
8 p.m. “REIGN” (Oct. 17)
FRIDAY
7 p.m. “The Carrie Diaries” (Oct. 25)
8 p.m. “America's Next Top Model” (Oct. 25)

FOX LINEUP
SUNDAY
7 p.m. “The Simpsons” (Sept. 29)
7:30 p.m. “Bob's Burgers” (Sept. 29)
8 p.m. “Family Guy” (Sept. 29) 8:30 “American Dad” (Sept. 29)
MONDAY
7 p.m. “Bones” (Sept. 16)/“ALMOST HUMAN” (Nov. 4)
8 p.m. “SLEEPY HOLLOW” (Sept. 16)
TUESDAY
7 p.m. “DADS” (Sept. 17)
7:30 p.m. “BROOKLYN NINE-NINE” (Sept. 17)
8 p.m. “New Girl” (Sept. 17)
8:30 p.m. “The Mindy Project” (Sept. 17)
WEDNESDAY
7 p.m. “The X Factor” (Sept. 11)
THURSDAY
7 p.m. “The X Factor” results show (Sept. 12)
8 p.m. “Glee” (Sept. 26)
FRIDAY
7 p.m. “MASTERCHEF JUNIOR” (Sept. 27)/“Bones” (Nov. 8)
8 p.m. “Raising Hope” (Nov. 8)
8:30 p.m. “ENLISTED” (Nov. 8)
SATURDAY
7 p.m. Fox Sports Saturday

NBC LINEUP
SUNDAY 7:30 p.m. “Sunday Night Football” (Sept. 8)
MONDAY
7 p.m. “THE MILLION SECOND QUIZ” (Sept. 9)/“The Voice” (Sept. 23)
9 p.m. “THE BLACKLIST” (Sept. 23)
TUESDAY
7 p.m. “The Biggest Loser” (Oct. 8)
8 p.m. “The Voice” (Sept. 24)
9 p.m. “Chicago Fire” (Sept. 24)
WEDNESDAY
7 p.m. “Revolution” (Sept. 25)
8 p.m. “Law & Order: SVU” (Sept. 25)
9 p.m. “IRONSIDE” (Oct. 2)
THURSDAY
7 p.m. “Parks and Recreation” (Sept. 26)
7:30 p.m. “WELCOME TO THE FAMILY” (Oct. 3)
8 p.m. “SEAN SAVES THE WORLD” (Oct. 3)
8:30 p.m. “THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW” (Sept. 26 — first episode is at 8 p.m.)
9 p.m. “Parenthood” (Sept. 26)
FRIDAY
7 p.m. “Dateline NBC” (Sept. 27 — starts at 8 p.m. for first four weeks))
8 p.m. “Grimm” (Oct. 25)
9 p.m. “DRACULA” (Oct. 25)
SATURDAY
7 p.m. repeats
10:30 p.m.: “Saturday Night Live” (Sept. 28)

OTHER CABLE
SUNDAY
8 p.m. “Boardwalk Empire” (Sept. 8), HBO
8 p.m. “Foyle's War” (Sept. 15)/“THE PARADISE” (Oct. 6), PBS
8 p.m. “Homeland” (Sept. 29), Showtime
8 p.m. “The Walking Dead” (Oct. 13), AMC
9 p.m. “MASTERS OF SEX” (Sept. 29), Showtime
9 p.m. “HELLO LADIES” (Sept. 29), HBO
9:30 p.m. “Eastbound & Down” (Sept. 29), HBO
TUESDAY
9 p.m. “Sons of Anarchy” (Sept. 10), FX
WEDNESDAY
9 p.m. “South Park” (Sept. 25), Comedy Central
THURSDAY
8 p.m. “White Collar” (Oct. 17), USA
9 p.m. “Covert Affairs” (Oct. 17), USA
FRIDAY
9 p.m. “Haven” (Sept. 13), Syfy

Contact the writer: Sara Ziegler

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Sara is The World-Herald's entertainment editor. She oversees Go magazine, out in print every Thursday, and writes TV news for Living.

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