It's that time of the year again to return to your favorite fall television shows. If you thought that this season was going to be a bit easier on your remote, you better think again. Not only will you have 18 new series fighting for your attention, you'll also have 69 returning shows with new seasons. In case you're wondering, that's 87 TV premieres waiting for you in the coming months. Hopefully you have a DVR.
Like in past years, the fall television season has broken out of the typical September-only premiere scheduling. Instead of simply one month of hectic television planning (and watching), everything is now essentially spread across two months, September and October. Not to be left out, November also includes two premieres - though only for ABC.
Kicking off the month of September, things start off a bit slow with Matthew Perry's new NBC series Go On, Sons of Anarchy season 5 and Boardwalk Empire season 3, to name a few. We move on to September's proverbial "hell week" on the 24th, where each day contains at least 5 premieres - topping things out on Wednesday with 9 total. Some premieres included in this week are Castle season 5, New Girl season 2, as well as the premieres of CBS' Vegas and Elementary. Helping to round out the month, Dexter season 7 and Once Upon a Time season 2 are awaiting those who make it through stage 1 of the fall TV season.
Heading into October, fan-favorite series Supernatural, Raising Hope, and 30 Rock help lead the first week of premiere. Continuing, CW brings back superheroes with Arrow, AMC brings back the undead in The Walking Dead season 3, and FX brings back the eerie in American Horror Story: Asylum (season 2). The close of the month brings the return of Community, Nikita and Touch, meaning that the fall TV premiere season is almost over.
Lastly, November sees the premiere of Last Man Standing and the premiere of Malibu Country. Of course, if you thought your viewing conundrums are over, just remember that winter TV hiatuses will begin in December.
If you need to brush up on some of the new fall TV series, check our guide to the new shows: A Guide To New 2012 Fall TV Shows.
Check out the complete list of premiere dates below: (Happy scheduling!)
Monday, September 10
Go On (NBC) [NEW SERIES]The New Normal (NBC) [NEW SERIES]
Tuesday, September 11Go On (NBC) [Regular Time Slot]Parenthood (NBC)Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Wednesday, September 12Guys with Kids (NBC) [NEW SERIES]
Thursday, September 13Glee [FOX]
Sunday, September 16Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Revolution premieres Monday, September 17 @10pm on NBC
Monday, September 17Bones (FOX)Mob Doctor (FOX) [NEW SERIES]Revolution (NBC) [NEW SERIES]
Thursday, September 20Parks & Recreation (NBC)The Office (NBC)Up All Night (NBC)
Sunday, September 23Treme (HBO)
Monday, September 242 Broke Girls (CBS)Castle (ABC)Dancing with The Stars (ABC)Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)How I Met Your Mother (CBS)Mike and Molly (CBS)Partners (CBS) [NEW SERIES]
Ben and Kate premieres Tuesday, September 25 @8:30pm on Fox
Tuesday, September 25Ben and Kate (FOX) [NEW SERIES]Brickleberry (Comedy Central) [NEW SERIES]NCIS (CBS)NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)New Girl (FOX)Private Practice (ABC)The Mindy Project (FOX) [NEW SERIES]Tosh.0 (Comedy Central)Vegas (CBS) [NEW SERIES]
Wednesday, September 26Animal Practice (NBC) [NEW SERIES]Criminal Minds (CBS)CSI: Las Vegas (CBS)Guys with Kids (NBC) [Regular Time Slot] Law & Order: SVU (NBC)Modern Family (ABC)South Park (Comedy Central)The Middle (ABC)The Neighbours (ABC) [NEW SERIES]
Thursday, September 27Elementary (CBS) [NEW SERIES]Grey's Anatomy (ABC)Last Resort (ABC)Person of Interest (CBS)Scandal (ABC)The Big Bang Theory (CBS)Two and Half Men (CBS)
Fringe season 5 premieres Friday, September 28 @9pm on Fox
Friday, September 28Blue Bloods (CBS)CSI: NY (CBS)Fringe (FOX)Kitchen Nightmares (FOX)Made in Jersey (CBS) [NEW SERIES]
Sunday, September 30666 Park Avenue (ABC) [NEW SERIES]American Dad (FOX)Bob's Burgers (FOX)Dexter (SHO)Family Guy (FOX)Homeland (SHO)Once Upon a Time (ABC)Revenge (ABC)The Good Wife (CBS)The Mentalist (CBS)The Simpsons (FOX)
Continue for October and November...