2008 Fall TV Schedule Preview

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 30th, 2008 at 9:49 pm,

2008 fall tv season schedule 2008 Fall TV Schedule Preview

The new 2008 Fall TV season is almost upon us, with the first new show of the season premiering on September 1st. Screen Rant has put together an extensive list of new and returning programs along with their premiere dates, along with descriptions and recommendations.

So what’s up this fall? What are we anticipating, what are we, well… not anticipating?

I know some of you have given up on network television. At times I don’t blame you. For those of you who still have a wee bit of faith, anticipation, or hope in network programming – or even plan on patiently waiting for shows to hit DVD, then this endeavor is for you. I gave a brief overview of the upcoming TV season a couple of months ago, but this right here is the big kahuna.

And yes, even I am looking forward to a few TV series…

Maybe I’ll stop my “rant” and get going. What you’ll see below is:

  • The name of the series, along with which season it will be for the show
  • A brief description
  • An opinion or two
  • The premiere date

Below the primary alphabetical listing section, I’ve also ordered the shows by date in case you have plans that you have to alter for your favorite TV show. We give season premiere dates, summaries and recommendations on everything from highly anticipated shows like Heroes, Smallville and The Sarah Connor Chronicles to new shows like Dollhouse, Fringe and My Own Worst Enemy.

If you want to skip right over to a favorite show, click on one of these links:

Crusoe, CSI, Damages, Dexter, Dollhouse, Eleventh Hour and Fringe

Ghost Whisperer, Heroes, House, Knight Rider, Law and Order, Life on Mars, Lost and My Own Worst Enemy

NCIS, Numb3rs, Prison Break, Pushing Daisies, Raising the Bar, Sanctuary, Smallville and Sons of Anarchy

Supernatural, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Mentalist, The Shield, True Blood, The Unit, Valentine Inc. and Without A Trace

Bruce says: Let’s get on with it!

24 on Fox (Season 7)

After a year long delay, season 7 of 24 kicks it into gear -
Starting on Mondays, in January 2009.

Bruce says: Don’t miss it! (Everyone, you have to read this with that gravely voice the movie voice over dude has! It makes it better!!)”

On November 23, 2008, 24: Exile will air on Fox as a prequel to the seventh season, bridging the gap between the seasons.

Battlestar Galactica on Sci-Fi (Season 4.5)

2008season bsg 2008 Fall TV Schedule PreviewIn one devastating day, billions of human lives were consumed by nuclear fires and a very lucky few, less then 50,000, were fortunate to escape aboard a band of refugee starships and flee from the Cylone attack into deep space, led by the sole surviving Colonial warship, the battlestar Galactica. In the final season, they have found Earth, and it ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Bruce says: OK, if you don’t know what I think about the show by now, what cave have you been in? For the new folk: I am really looking forward to the final part of season 4, regardless of how crappy the Sci-Fi Channel is handling it.

Starts in February of 2009, as leaked by Jamie Bamber back in late 2007!

Bones on Fox (Season 4)

A scientist who reads clues left behind in bones’ to solve cases teams up with an FBI Special Agent who mistrusts science and believes evidence should come from the living. (X-Files??)
It stars Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz and Michaela Conlin.

Bruce says: Actually I hear that if you’re a Boreanaz fan, you’d be happy. I’ve enjoyed all the commercials I’ve seen for it! I just haven’t had the time to watch it.

Premieres Wednesday, September 3rd.

Chuck on NBC (Season 2)

2008season chuck 2008 Fall TV Schedule Preview From executive producer Josh Schwartz and executive producer-director McG.
When Chuck opens an e-mail subliminally encoded with government secrets, he unwittingly downloads an entire server of sensitive data into his brain. Now, the fate of the world lies in the unlikely hands of a guy who works at a Buy More Electronics store. Instead of fighting computer viruses, he confronts assassins and international terrorists.

Bruce says: Catchy, quirky and an ongoing sense of developing characters. If you’re not careful, you could get hooked.

Premieres Monday, September 29th.

Cold Case on CBS (Season 6)

A drama about Lilly Rush (Played by Kathryn Morris), a dedicated female detective in the Philadelphia homicide squad, who finds her niche when she’s assigned to “cold cases”–crimes that have never been solved.

Bruce says: I really enjoy how they look at older cases, and how it’s portrayed in the screen. Flash backs to familiar era’s, then snapping back to the older characters in present day is done well. This one is a Bruce Fave.

Premieres Sunday, September 28th.

Cops on FOX (Season 21)

Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha gonna dooo? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? (I hope you read that with the tune going off in your head!) And they’ve been coming for them for 21 seasons. Sheesh!

Bruce says: It’s a classic. When nothing else is on, I like tuning in to hear the excuses the half neked criminal ilk come up with. It’s almost a game!

Premieres Saturday, September 6th.

Criminal Minds on CBS (Season 4)

The BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit) is an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again.

Bruce says: That’s TWISTED CRIMINAL MINDS. Not my mind. I really liked this show when Mandy Patinkin was on it. They’ve done OK with his replacement, Joe Mantegna and they took a different and interesting approach to showing the story in season three. This is still a Bruce Fave, even without Patinkin.

Premieres Wednesday, September 24th.

(Click here for Crusoe, CSI, Damages, Dexter, Dollhouse, Eleventh Hour and Fringe)

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Crusoe on NBC (NEW)

2008season crusoe 2008 Fall TV Schedule PreviewAn ambitious adaptation of the tale of Robinson Crusoe. The 13-part series will attempt to combine the pace and energy of network television (Eh?) while trying to remain faithful to the original classic tale.

Bruce says: OK, I am so not enthused about this show. I almost say “So what”, but there’s a preview with a hot chick in it! I like the outfit. Probably not enough to get me to watch though.

Premieres Friday, October 17th.

CSI on CBS (Season 9)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes by examining the evidence. They are on the case 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. The show takes place in Las Vegas.

Bruce says: I like this original spawn point of the other CSI shows. They’ve gone through a few cast change ups, including the newest face in the bunch, Laurence Fishburne who’s coming on-board near mid-season to replace William Petersen. This one is definitely a Bruce Fave and I think Fishburne will take this to the next level. Oh, Fishburne’s character has the genetic makeup of a serial killer. It should be most interesting.

Premieres Thursday, October 9th.

CSI: Miami on CBS (Season 7)

See CSI, but takes place in Miami! Hotter looking cast… if you know what I mean. If you remember, Hortatio was shot while waiting for his ex and son. But who orchestrated it? Do you buy it that Wolfe might have had something to do with it?

Bruce says: Oh yea, a Bruce Fave.

Premieres Monday, September 22nd.

CSI: New York on CBS (Season 5)

Um, see CSI, CSI Miami. Guess where? But this one just never hooked me, even though it has the star drawing power of Gary Sinese. I like Sinese. I just never took to this one.

Bruce says: How many New York cop shows can one take in a lifetime?

Premieres Wednesday, September 24th.

Damages on FX (Season 2)

damages01 2008 Fall TV Schedule PreviewIt’s a bloody interesting approach to what can really happen in the power hungry world of lawyers and some of the things they need to do to win their most important cases. It stars Glenn Close as the shrewd Patty Hewes. She’s so shrewd, she kills her own partners dog to make it look like the opposing side did it to sway her dedication.

Bruce says: This show is a twisted sort of nasty-mean that really ticked me off and took me by storm. If a show gets me ticked off at a character, it’s a good show! But how good can yet another lawyer show be? Seven Emmy nominations good. This may very well be my 2nd favorite show of the lot. It’s a toss up between this and The Unit for 2nd place. Do you know what’s first?

Shooting started in June and is due to come out for their second season in early 2009.

Dexter on Showtime (Season 3)

After spending days trapped at the scene of his own mothers murder, he was found and adopted by a police officer. When Dexter started developing an uncontrollable urge to kill, his adoptive father tried to shape and control his tendencies with a “code” of rules to act by. Dexter believes he has become what he is because of witnessing what happened to his mother. Now he’s a blood splatter analyst with the Miami Metro PD.

Bruce says: Bruce has ignored all his friends and not watched the show. Oh, that and I don’t get Showtime. There’s a more mellow version on regular TV, but that’s not even a blip on my radar.

Premieres Sunday, September 28th

DollHouse on Fox (NEW)

dollhouse03 2008 Fall TV Schedule Preview From the mind of Joss Whedon. ECHO (played by Eliza Dushku) is an “Active,” a member of a highly illegal and underground group who have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas to cater to the whims of the wealthy, powerful and connected in this illegal operation.

Bruce says: Bring it! I look forward to what comes out of Joss Whedon’s mind. And to see how Fox treats his new show.

Premieres January 2009, Monday nights

Eleventh Hour on CBS (NEW)

2008season eleventh hour 2008 Fall TV Schedule PreviewFrom Jerry Bruckheimer. It follows Dr. Jacob Hood, a brilliant biophysicist and special science adviser to the government, as he investigates scientific crises and oddities. His jurisdiction is absolute and Hood is dogged in his pursuit of those who would abuse and misuse scientific discoveries and breakthroughs for their own gain.

Bruce says: I want to see this show. If anything, to prove or disprove how far from or close to this X-Files rendition is. Or, can Bruckheimer bring us something original and twisty?

Premieres Thursday, October 9th

Fringe on FOX (NEW)

2008 fringe 2008 Fall TV Schedule Preview

Brought to us by J.J. Abrams (Lost), Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Fringe makes it much publicized 2-hour season premiere and explores the blurring line between science fiction and reality. When an international flight lands at Boston’s Logan Airport and the passengers and crew have all died grisly deaths, FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (played by newcomer Anna Torv) is called in to investigate. After her partner, Special Agent John Scott (played by Mark Valley) is nearly killed during the investigation, a desperate Olivia searches frantically for someone to help, leading her to DR. Walter Bishop. (Played by John Noble), our generation’s Einstein. There’s only one catch: he’s kind of nuts, and the only way to question him requires pulling his estranged son Peter (Played by Joshua Jackson) in to help.

Bruce says: And yet one more X-Files hits the airwaves. It must suck to be compared to X-Files, but this boxing match between Fringe and Eleventh Hour should have a winner. Right?

Premieres September 9th. Then moves to it’s regular 9 PM slot on Tuesday, September 16th.

(Click here for Ghost Whisperer, Heroes, House, Knight Rider, Law and Order, Life on Mars, Lost and My Own Worst Enemy)

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Ghost Whisperer on CBS (Season 4)

Melinda Gordon (Played by Jennifer Love Hewiit) communicates with earthbound spirits, ghosts who cling to the living because they have unfinished business that prevents them from moving beyond the familiar plane of existence that we call life and into the “light”. Inspired in part by the work of famed medium James Van Praagh and of Mary Ann Winkowski, a real-life communicator with spirits, GHOST WHISPERER explores the spiritual side of life and death.

Bruce says: Yes I watch it. Yes, I happen to like it. It’s not for everyone though.

Premieres Friday, October 3rd

2008 heroes 2008 Fall TV Schedule PreviewHeroes on NBC (Season 3)

In every Hero, there could be a villain! Need I say more?

Bruce says: I was hooked on Heroes in season one, but season two just got old for me. I lost touch, but I did keep track of the storyline via all the previews throughout the season. Yea. I find funny ways to follow some shows. What of it?

Premieres Monday, September 22nd

House on FOX (Season 5)

An innovative take on the medical drama platform. Dr House solves mysteries where the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients. Dr. Gregory House (Played by Hugh Laurie) is devoid of bedside manner and wouldn’t even talk to his patients if he could get away with it.

Bruce says: He’s one sarcastic funny Dr. who cuts it to the quick. I like it as one of my faves to watch. Too many people seem to compare me to him for some reason.

Premieres Tuesday, September 16th

Knight Rider on NBC (NEW)

2008 knight rider 2008 Fall TV Schedule PreviewThe 1980s television classic comes back to life as a reinvented, updated and super-charged action series showcasing the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand). KITT is equipped with an “AI” (artificial intelligence) that is capable of hacking almost any other computer system. Its weapons systems match that of a jet fighter, and its body is capable of actually transforming into other vehicles and using sophisticated holographic imagery to elude villains, and maybe even critics!

Bruce says: I’m looking forward to this reboot… of the reboot. It holds promise, if you believe the hype they’ve been streaming to the public that is.

Premieres Wednesday, September 24th

Law & Order: SVU on NBC (Season 10)

This Law & Order off-shoot chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York Police Department, the elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes. Created by Dick Wolf. The show has received numerous citations from community-based organizations for the social issues it tackles.

Bruce says: I like this particular flavor of L&O. The characters “speak” to me! It’s a Bruce Fave.

Premieres Tuesday, September 23rd

Life on NBC (Season 2)

About an offbeat Detective, Charlie Crews, who returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude which can be challenging to maintain when someone he cares about is threatened — or when he is investigating the mystery surrounding the murder he was falsely accused of.

Bruce says: The show has always looked interesting to me. If I had time for another cop show, I might add to my watch-roster on a regular basis!

Premieres Monday, September 29th, then starts it’s new time slot on Friday, October 10th

Life on Mars on ABC (NEW)

A remake of a British show. Where were you in 1973? NYPD Detective Sam Tyler (Jason O’Mara) finds himself in the cultural hotbed of New York City in the tumultuous times of the Vietnam War, Watergate, women’s lib and the civil and gay rights movements – without a cell phone, computer, PDA or MP3 player — suddenly hurtled back in time when he’s ripped from 2008 after being hit by a car while chasing down a criminal. He’s trying mightily to understand what has just happened to him and how he can get back “home.”

Bruce says: I am not drawn to this show… yet. But if he has a good memory, he could play the stock market or bet some big games!

Premieres Thursday, October 9th

Lost on ABC (Season 5)

2008 lost on abc iv 2008 Fall TV Schedule PreviewAfter Oceanic Air flight 815 crash lands on a Pacific island, the survivors were forced to find inner strength in order to survive. Not just the island, but the many secrets that come with it. From mysterious smoke monsters to another group of island residents known as “The Others.” The survivors have also found signs of those who came to the island before them, including a 19th century sailing ship called The Black Rock, the remains of an ancient statue, as well as bunkers belonging to what looks like something called the Dharma Initiative — a group of scientific researchers who inhabited the island in the recent past.

Bruce says: Lost is like Gilligan’s Island, but on some seriously good steroids! Mystery and confusion abound as the story line keeps tripping us up with something new and twisty when we least expect it. If you know me, you know all I want to know is what the h*** that smoke monster is. They even promised to tell Locke what it was last season, then somehow skipped out on it! At the end of last season, the island disappeared. Or did it? (Oops, there I go again.) Yea, it’s a fave. Oh I hate that!!

Premieres in either January or February 2009

Monday Night Football on ESPN (Season 39)

Yea! Hot Wings and beer time!! I convinced Vic this is a valid entry because it would make for a good sci-fi, fantasy epic about men’s wives who let them watch football, and start liking it themselves!

Bruce says: Hit ‘em hard, hit ‘em low! Ha!! Now hit ‘em again and again!! OK, let them get up for the next play. It’s a good thing I’m not a violent person.

Premieres Monday, September 8th

My Own Worst Enemy on NBC (NEW)

my own worst enemy p 2008 Fall TV Schedule Preview Christian Slater plays a man plagued by an interesting problem: by day he’s Henry Spivey, an efficiency expert who lives in the suburbs with a wife (Yara Martinez) and the obligatory 2 children and a dog. His other personality is that of Edward Albright, a super-spy operative of the Janus Headquarters who speaks 9 languages, can run a 4 minute mile and is a trained killer.

Bruce says: I look forward to how Christian Slater portrays this confusing mix of character. In case you don’t remember, Jekyll and Hyde’s names were Henry and Edward.

Premieres Monday, October 13th

(Click here for NCIS, Numb3rs, Prison Break, Pushing Daisies, Raising the Bar, Sanctuary, Smallville and Sons of Anarchy)

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NCIS on CBS (Season 6)

NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humor, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations.

Bruce says: I’ve never caught the show, but obviously it’s got something going on if it’s headed into its 6th season.

Premieres Tuesday, September 23rd

Numb3rs on CBS (Season 5)

NUMB3RS is a drama about an FBI agent who recruits his mathematical-genius brother to help the Bureau solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles.

Bruce Says: I like the show and I’m surprised that a show that uses science and math explained up front on deducing clues and patterns actually captures the audience enough to have stuck around for 5 seasons! Is there hope? I don’t watch the show regularly, but I have never been disappointed when I do catch the show.
Premieres Friday, October 3rd

Prison Break on FOX (Season 4)

prison break p2 2008 Fall TV Schedule Preview Last season: Just when they thought they were out, they are pulled back in – for the most dangerous escape ever. Prison Break found Michael Scofield (Played by Wentworth Miller) wrongly incarcerated in Sona, a hellish Panamanian prison where there are no rules, no guards and no escape. Prison Break, starring Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller starts it’s 4th season, taking place within hours of their actual escape from Sona with a 2 hour premiere and airing regularly at 9:00 PM starting Sept. 8th.

Bruce says: What’s going to happen to Whistler’s “bird book” full of codes or does it tweak you that the be-headed Dr. Sarah is still alive? I hate when shows suck me in. But I’ve watched it from the beginning and enjoyed the premise and Millers stoic portrayal of Michael Scofield. I wonder how they’re going to stretch it out. Once they got out of prison, what more would there be to the show, except maybe a womens prison version. (No joke… they’re thinking of it!)

Premieres Monday, September 1st

Pushing Daisies on ABC (Season 2)

Grown up Ned (played by Lee Pace) has a problem or a talent. He can make dead fruit ripe by just touching it. He puts his talent to good use and opens a pie shop. But his gift leaves him wary of becoming close to anyone, as beautiful waitress Olive Snook (Played by Kristin Chenoweth) finds out. His life as a pie maker gets more complicated when private investigator Emerson Cod (Played by Chi McBride) finds out about Ned’s secret. Emerson convinces the cash-strapped Ned to help him solve murder cases (and collect the hefty reward fees) by raising the dead and getting them to name their killers.

Bruce says: It’s an interesting concept. The touching goes both ways. He brings them back, then sends them away. Boy, I’d be busy at work!

Premieres Wednesday, October 1st

Raising the Bar on TNT (NEW)

It’s a new legal drama from producer Steven Bochco. The gripping series stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar (NYPD Blue), Gloria Reuben (ER) and Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) and follows the lives of young lawyers who work on opposite sides – the public defender’s office and the district attorney’s office – as well as those who sit in judgment on their cases.

Bruce says: It’s yet another courtroom drama. Just how many cop and jury shows can we actually watch? It’ll probably be good, and if they’ve got any sense about them, this could be in line to replace any OTHER show that Bochco might head. (No, I have no news. Just tossing it out there as a thought.)

Premieres Monday, September 1st

Sanctuary on the Sci-Fi Channel (NEW)

2008 sanctuary p 2008 Fall TV Schedule PreviewThere are creatures that live among us (besides my ex). Abnormal offshoots of evolution that live in the fringes, unseen by most. Some are dangerous, but most are benign, becoming violent only because they are threatened by an ever-encroaching world. We consider them monstrous figments of our imagination, but the beautiful, enigmatic Dr. Helen Magnus (played by Amanda Tapping) knows that they are real. She has dedicated her life to tracking these mysterious creatures: harboring the benign ones, and protecting the world from the dangerous ones.

Bruce says: I’d like to see how they’ve taken a web based mini-show and brought it to the forefront of their programming. It will almost entirely be filmed against green screen and CGI. And yes, Tapping is hot. So hot that when I was standing next to her at the Stargate Continuum Premiere, I actually didn’t “see” her. Duh.

Premieres Friday, October 3rd

Smallville on the CW ( Season 8 )

2008 smallville 2008 Fall TV Schedule PreviewThis new interpretation of the Superman mythology and its classic characters blends realism and adventure into an action series. With Clark Kent (played by Tom Welling) and Lex Luthor (Played by Michael Rosenbaum) having finally become the sworn enemies that comic book aficionados have always known and loved. But with Lex out of the picture, and a new focus on the development of the Clark Kent we all know, things are comin’!

Bruce says: The new creative team takes over the reigns and prematurely introduces one of the biggest bad guys in Superman mythos. Will they pull it off, or continue annoying us? Time and one last season will tell.

Premieres Thursday, September 18th

Sons of Anarchy on FX (NEW)

Sons of Anarchy on FX has been heralded in some spots as a very unique television show.
It’s a dark comedic approach based on an outlaw motorcycle gang protecting their town from drug dealers, corporate developers and shady law enforcement, all the while, maintaining an illegal arms side business. (It’s always good to have a second job, I guess) It stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal and Ron Perlman.

Bruce says: I gotta see this. More bad guys doing good, in their own way. How bad can that be? It sounds like a replacement for The Shield, but it might just work!

Premieres Wednesday, September 3rd

(Click here for Supernatural, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Mentalist, The Shield, True Blood, The Unit, Valentine Inc. and Without A Trace)

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Supernatural on the CW (Season 4)

2008 supernatural 2008 Fall TV Schedule PreviewThe rough and tumble journey of the Sam and Dean, the Winchester Brothers. Twenty-three years ago, Sam Winchester (Played by Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (played by Jensen Ackles) lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father John (Played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America…and he taught them how to kill it.

Bruce says: Bring it!!! I’m looking to see how Dean and Sam deal with each other after Dean gets out of H E Double L. Oops. Did I just give something away?

Premieres Thursday, September 18th

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on FOX (Season 2)

terminator3 2008 Fall TV Schedule Preview TTSCC makes it past it’s first season to continue the mythos building stories that happen between T2 and T3. As the season developed, it started touching more on the mythos and leaned away from the obvious corny terminator humor. I think the development got better as the season went on.

Bruce says: This show started out pretty slow with tried and old lame humor and some logistical issues. It bordered on lame, but as it went on it started to integrate with the mythos of the franchise. It started weaving that which happened in the show with events from within the movies. In my book, it got good. This one became a Bruce Fave.

Premieres Monday, September 8th

The Mentalist on CBS (NEW)

This is about an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation. The commercials seem interesting at best.

Bruce says: I have nothing to say. The CBI??? Hmm. Is there such a thing? I even live in CA!

Premieres Tuesday, September 23rd

The Shield, The Final Act on FX (Season 7)

The Shield starts the 7th and last season of this dirty, gritty cop drama. How will it end for Vic Mackey? His boss wants his corrupt butt out of the force. Diro Kesakhian wants Vic and his family dead for the Armenian money train. (Back in season 2!) Starring Michael Chiklis, Benito Martinez and CCH Pounder.

Bruce says: I really liked the first 2 seasons, but lost touch as other things took priority. I am going to have to get back in touch for this final season. It was an addicting fave, and will probably sneak it’s way into my viewing schedule.

Premieres Tuesday, September 2nd

The Unit on CBS (Season 4)

A covert ops unit and their families dealing with the secretive jobs, the political policies and the fallout from the bad assignments as they follow their orders to keep the world a safer place.

Bruce says: I love this show. It blends family life with covert stuff and the gray areas in between. There’s more to it that meets the eye and they’ve got a pretty good handle on this finicky balance one’s “job” and family. I can relate! A definite Bruce Fave.

Premieres Sunday, September 28th

True Blood on HBO (NEW)

anna paquin in true blood 2008 Fall TV Schedule Preview Vampires “come out” and become part of society in one small town. humans and vampires co-habitating in a small Louisiana town after the vampires have discovered a Japanese-made synthetic blood called TruBlood. This moves the vamps from predators to “fellow citizens.” Eesh.

Bruce says: I don’t get HBO… No, not I don’t get them. I mean I don’t get it on my cable box.

Premieres Sunday, September 7th

Valentine, Inc. on the CW (NEW)

Valentine is a new comedy drama about Greek gods living among us.

Bruce says: Oh please, hold me back. I can’t wait for this show to start. So it can than be canceled and I won’t be pestered about it. I might be wrong, but we’ll see.

Premieres Sunday, September 21st

Without a Trace on CBS (Season 7)

Without a Trace starts it’s 7th season about the Missing Persons Squad of the FBI.

Bruce says: I like this show. It has a great approach to how they cover the cases, and touch on the cops personal lives. I think it’s a great balance. It’s a Bruce Fave.

Premieres Tuesday, September 23rd

(Click here for a listing of the 2008 Fall TV Shows sorted by premiere date)

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Fall 2008 TV Shows By Premiere Date

Monday, September 1st
Prison Break on FOX
Raising the Bar on TNT

Tuesday, September 2nd
The Shield, The Final Act on FX

Wednesday, September 3rd
Bones on Fox
Sons of Anarchy on FX

Saturday, September 6th
Cops on FOX

Sunday, September 7th
True Blood on HBO

Monday, September 8th
Monday Night Football on ESPN
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on FOX

Tuesday, September 9th
Fringe on Fox (Then moves to it’s regular 9 PM slot on Tuesday, September 16th)

Tuesday, September 16th
House on FOX

Thursday, September 18th
Smallville on the CW
Supernatural on the CW

Sunday, September 21st
Valentine, Inc. on the CW

Monday, September 22nd
CSI: Miami on CBS
Heroes on NBC

Tuesday, September 23rd
Law & Order: SVU on NBC.
NCIS on CBS
The Mentalist on CBS
Without a Trace on CBS

Wednesday, September 24th
Criminal Minds on CBS
CSI: New York on CBS
Knight Rider on NBC

Sunday, September 28th
Cold Case on CBS
Dexter on Showtime
The Unit on CBS

Monday, September 29th
Chuck on NBC
Life on NBC (Then moves to it’s regular slot on Friday, October 10th)

Wednesday, October 1st
Pushing Daisies on ABC

Friday, October 3rd
Ghost Whisperer on CBS
Numb3rs on CBS
Sanctuary on the Sci-Fi Channel

Thursday, October 9th
CSI on CBS
Eleventh Hour on CBS
Life on Mars on ABC

Monday, October 13th
My Own Worst Enemy on NBC

Friday, October 17th
Crusoe on NBC

Mondays, January 2009
DollHouse on FOX

Early 2009
Damages on FX

Starts in February of 2009.
Battlestar Galactica on Sci-Fi

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  1. Friend of mine watched a rough cut of the Fringe pilot, and said it was horrible.
    Acting, writing, story all bad.

    He’s is concerned for the new Star Trek movie, written by the same team.
    :-( :-( :-(

  2. 790: So basically what I said about the Fringe panel at Comic Con:

    “… the more important statistical warning is that people were leaving during the panel. …no one seemed to be buying what they were chatting about, or they had somewhere else to be. Regardless, if this were a thermometer for gauging audience anticipation, they need to take note, quit spending money on all the viral stuff – and spend it on the story.”

    May be more on target than some wanted to believe?

    Should we worry about Star Trek, or do you think that they probably focused more on Star Trek and just pumped the media for Fringe….

    Like one panel attendee asked: “Hey J.J., is Fringe going to be one of those shows you put your name on, then just move on from, to your next project?”

    I thought that was a classic inquiry. LOL.

  3. Well Star Trek’s gonna be a big hit opening weekend for sure, its freash and new, and I’m sure visually will look awesome.
    Its the writing and story that might send it off course.
    I predict it will prob have a real good opening weekend, and then fade into a possible 200 mil grossing domestically film.
    I don’t see it beating Iron Man or TDK domestic.
    I have a bad feeling Nimoy is going to steal the film and I don’t know if that’s a good thing yet?
    ^
    My friend had this comment on Fringe I found amusing.

    “It’s a mix of X-Files, Altered States, and whatever else
    you can imagine these three amigos were brought up with..”
    8-)

  4. Season premire of Prison Break was awesome !!!!!
    8-)

  5. Did they save the galaxy yet? Or is that next season? I saw the commercial for the season premier of Prison Break, I like the stereotypical Asian tech guy character in that commercial.

    I got a good laugh at that one…