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                                                                    Returning                Returning program                       New                   Repeat                Local                             (date show
                                                                    program                  in new time slot                        program               showing               programming                        premieres)
                                                            NOTE: All dates and times are subject to change.

                                               7 p.m.                  7:30 p.m.               8 p.m.                  8:30 p.m.              9 p.m.                  9:30 p.m.            10 p.m.                 10:30 p.m.

               3 NBC                            “Football Night in America”
                                                (third-season premiere, 9/7)
                                                                                                          “Sunday Night Football”
                                                                                                          (third-season premiere, 9/7)

               5 ABC                            “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
                                                (18th-season premiere, 10/5)
                                                                                               “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
                                                                                               (sixth-season premiere, 9/28 from 7–9 p.m.)
                                                                                                                                             “Desperate Housewives”
                                                                                                                                             (fifth-season premiere, 9/28)
                                                                                                                                                                                           “Brothers & Sisters”
                                                                                                                                                                                           (third-season premiere, 9/28)

               8 FOX                            “The OT”                                      “The Simpsons”          “King of the Hill”     “Family Guy”            “American Dad”        Local programming
Sunday



                                                (football postgame show, premiere, 9/7)       (20th season, 9/28)     (13th season, 9/28)    (11th season, 9/28)     (fifth season, 9/28)

               19 CBS                           “60 Minutes”
                                                (41st-season premiere, 9/28)
                                                                                               “The Amazing Race”
                                                                                               (13th-edition premiere, 9/28)
                                                                                                                                             “Cold Case”
                                                                                                                                             (sixth-season premiere, 9/28)
                                                                                                                                                                                           “The Unit”
                                                                                                                                                                                           (fourth-season premiere, 9/28)

               43 MyNetworkTV                   Local programming


               55 The CW                        “In Harm’s Way”
                                                (premiere, 9/21)*
                                                                        “Surviving Suburbia” “Valentine”
                                                                        (premiere, 11/2)*    (premiere, 9/21)
                                                                                                                                             “Easy Money”
                                                                                                                                             (premiere, 9/21)
                                                                                                                                                                                           Local programming

MARK DAWIDZIAK SAYS: CBS calls in former Clevelander Robert Patrick and “The Unit”; the CW goes for a complete overhaul; ABC, NBC and Fox stand pat.
* On Nov. 2, “In Harm’s Way” moves to 6:30–7:30 p.m., and “Surviving Suburbia,” a half-hour comedy with Bob Saget, gets the 7:30 p.m. time slot.



                                                               3 NBC                           “Chuck”
                                                                                               (second-season premiere, 9/29)
                                                                                                                                             “Heroes”
                                                                                                                                             (third-season premiere, 9/22)
                                                                                                                                                                                           “My Own Worst Enemy”
                                                                                                                                                                                           (premiere, 10/13)

                                                               5 ABC
                                                                                               “Dancing With the Stars”                                             “Samantha Who?”       “Boston Legal”
                                                                                               (two-hour seventh-edition premiere, 9/22)                            (second season, 10/6) (fifth-season premiere, 9/22)
                Christian
Monday




                Slater stars
                in NBC’s
                                                               8 FOX                           “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”
                                                                                               (second season premiere, 9/8)
                                                                                                                                             “Prison Break”
                                                                                                                                             (two-hour fourth-season premiere, 9/1, 8 p.m.)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Local programming

                “My Own
                Worst                                          19 CBS                          “The Big Bang Theory” “How I Met Your Mother” “Two and a Half Men”
                                                                                               (second season, 9/22) (fourth season, 9/22) (sixth season, 9/22)
                                                                                                                                                                     “Worst Week”
                                                                                                                                                                     (premiere, 9/22)
                                                                                                                                                                                           “CSI: Miami”
                                                                                                                                                                                           (seventh-season premiere, 9/22)
                Enemy.”
                                                               43 MyNetworkTV                  “Celebrity Exposé”
                                                                                               (second-season premiere, 10/6)
                                                                                                                                             “Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed”
                                                                                                                                             (premiere, 10/6)
                                                                                                                                                                                           Local programming


                                                               55 The CW                       “Gossip Girl”
                                                                                               (second-season premiere, 9/1)
                                                                                                                                             “One Tree Hill”
                                                                                                                                             (sixth-season premiere, 9/1)
                                                                                                                                                                                           Local programming


MARK DAWIDZIAK SAYS: Big showdown at 8, with “Chuck” tackling “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” for those not viewing “Dancing With the Stars.”



                                                               3 NBC                           “Biggest Loser”
                                                                                               (sixth-edition premiere, 9/16)
                                                                                                                                                                                           “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
                                                                                                                                                                                           (10th-season premiere, 9/23)

                                                               5 ABC
                                                                                               “Opportunity Knocks”                          “Dancing With the Stars”                      “Eli Stone”
                                                                                               (premiere, 9/23)                              results show                                  (second-season premiere, 10/14)
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                                                               8 FOX                           “House”
                                                                                               (fifth-season premiere, 9/16)
                                                                                                                                             “Fringe”
                                                                                                                                             (two-hour premiere, 9/9, 8 p.m.)
                                                                                                                                                                                           Local programming


                                                               19 CBS                           THE PLAIN DEALER
                                                                                               “NCIS”
                                                                                               (sixth-season premiere, 9/23)
                                                                                                                                             “The Mentalist”
                                                                                                                                             (premiere, 9/23)
                                                                                                                                                                                           “Without a Trace”       Start
                                                                                                                                                                                           (seventh-season premiere, 9/23)

                                                               43 MyNetworkTV                  “Street Patrol”
                                                                                               (second-season premiere, 9/9)
                                                                                                                                             “Jail”
                                                                                                                                             (second-season premiere, 9/9)
                                                                                                                                                                                           Local programming
 MARK DAWIDZIAK SAYS: Big showdown at 8, with “Chuck” tackling “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” for those not viewing “Dancing With the Stars.”



            Lori Loughlin                   3 NBC                “Biggest Loser”
                                                                 (sixth-edition premiere, 9/16)
                                                                                                                                                                “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
                                                                                                                                                                (10th-season premiere, 9/23)
            is a cast
                                            5 ABC
                                                                 “Opportunity Knocks”                         “Dancing With the Stars”                          “Eli Stone”
            member of                                            (premiere, 9/23)                             results show                                      (second-season premiere, 10/14)
Tuesday     the CW’s
            “90210.”
                                            8 FOX                “House”
                                                                 (fifth-season premiere, 9/16)
                                                                                                              “Fringe”
                                                                                                              (two-hour premiere, 9/9, 8 p.m.)
                                                                                                                                                                Local programming


                                            19 CBS               “NCIS”
                                                                 (sixth-season premiere, 9/23)
                                                                                                              “The Mentalist”
                                                                                                              (premiere, 9/23)
                                                                                                                                                                “Without a Trace”
                                                                                                                                                                (seventh-season premiere, 9/23)

                                            43 MyNetworkTV       “Street Patrol”
                                                                 (second-season premiere, 9/9)
                                                                                                              “Jail”
                                                                                                              (second-season premiere, 9/9)
                                                                                                                                                                Local programming


                                            55 The CW            “90210”
                                                                 (two-hour premiere, 9/2)
                                                                                                              “Privileged”
                                                                                                              (premiere, 9/9)
                                                                                                                                                                Local programming


 MARK DAWIDZIAK SAYS: Does the CW have the next “90210” with, uh, “90210”?



            Arsenio Hall hosts              3 NBC                “Knight Rider”                               “Deal or No Deal” (fourth-season premiere,        “Lipstick Jungle”
Wednesday




                                                                 (premiere, 9/24)                             8/25, moves to this time in October)              (second-season premiere, 9/24)
            MyNetworkTV’s
            “World’s
                                            5 ABC
                                                                 “Pushing Daisies”                            “Private Practice”                                “Dirty Sexy Money”
            Funniest                                             (second-season premiere, 10/1)               (second-season premiere, 10/1)                    (second-season premiere, 10/1)
            Moments.”
                                            8 FOX                “Bones”
                                                                 (fourth-season premiere, 9/3)
                                                                                                              “’Til Death”
                                                                                                              (third season, 9/10)
                                                                                                                                        “Do Not Disturb”
                                                                                                                                        (premiere, 9/10)
                                                                                                                                                                Local programming


                                            19 CBS              “The New Adventures
                                                                of Old Christine” (9/24)
                                                                                           “Gary Unmarried”
                                                                                           (premiere, 9/24)
                                                                                                              “Criminal Minds”
                                                                                                              (fourth-season premiere, 9/24)
                                                                                                                                                                “CSI: NY”
                                                                                                                                                                (fifth-season premiere, 9/24)

                                            43 MyNetworkTV       “World’s Funniest Moments”
                                                                 (premiere, 10/8)
                                                                                                              “The Tony Rock Project”
                                                                                                              (premiere, 10/8)
                                                                                                                                        “Under One Roof”
                                                                                                                                        (second season, 10/8)
                                                                                                                                                              Local programming


                                            55 The CW            “America’s Next Top Model”
                                                                 (two-hour 11th-edition premiere, 9/3)
                                                                                                              “Stylista”
                                                                                                              (premiere, 10/22)
                                                                                                                                                                Local programming

 MARK DAWIDZIAK SAYS: Cleveland native Arsenio Hall gets a new dose of reality with “World’s Funniest Moments.” His competition includes a talking car.



            Molly
            Shannon
                                            3 NBC                “My Name is Earl”     “Kath & Kim”
                                                                 (fourth season, 9/25) (premiere, 10/9)
                                                                                                              “The Office”
                                                                                                              (fifth season, 9/25)
                                                                                                                                        “30 Rock”
                                                                                                                                        (third season, 10/30)
                                                                                                                                                                “ER”
                                                                                                                                                                (15th-season premiere, 9/25)

                                            5 ABC
            stars in NBC’s                                       “Ugly Betty”                                 “Grey’s Anatomy”                                  “Life on Mars”
Thursday




                                                                 (third-season premiere, 9/25)                (fifth-season premiere, 9/25)                      (premiere, 10/9)
            comedy,
            “Kath &
             Kim.”                          8 FOX                “The Moment of Truth”
                                                                 (second-season premiere, 8/28)
                                                                                                              “Kitchen Nightmares”
                                                                                                              (second-season premiere, 9/11)
                                                                                                                                                                Local programming


                                            19 CBS               “Survivor”
                                                                 (17th-edition premiere, 9/25)
                                                                                                              “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”
                                                                                                              (ninth-season premiere, 10/9)
                                                                                                                                                                “Eleventh Hour”
                                                                                                                                                                (premiere, 10/9)

                                            43 MyNetworkTV       “My Thursday Night Movie”                                                                      Local programming


                                            55 The CW            “Smallville”
                                                                 (eighth-season premiere, 9/18)
                                                                                                              “Supernatural”
                                                                                                              (fourth-season premiere, 9/18)
                                                                                                                                                                Local programming


 MARK DAWIDZIAK SAYS: Will Shaker Heights native Molly Shannon’s NBC comedy, “Kath & Kim,” survive against “Survivor” and sit pretty against “Ugly Betty”?


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                                            3 NBC                “America’s PLAIN DEALER
                                                                  THE Toughest Jobs” (8/25 –10/10)
                                                                 “Crusoe” (premiere, 10/17)
                                                                                                              “Deal or No Deal” (premiere, 8/25, moves
                                                                                                               to this time slot 10/3 and 10/10, then TBA)
                                                                                                                                                                “Life”                   Next
                                                                                                                                                                (second-season premiere, Monday, 9/29)

                                            5 ABC                “Wife Swap”
                                                                 (fifth-season premiere, 10/3)
                                                                                                              “Supernanny”
                                                                                                              (fifth-season premiere, 10/3)
                                                                                                                                                                “20/20”
                                                                                                                                                                (31st-season premiere, 9/19)
MARK DAWIDZIAK SAYS: Will Shaker Heights native Molly Shannon’s NBC comedy, “Kath & Kim,” survive against “Survivor” and sit pretty against “Ugly Betty”?



           Elizabeth                             3 NBC                  “America’s Toughest Jobs” (8/25 –10/10)
                                                                        “Crusoe” (premiere, 10/17)
                                                                                                                       “Deal or No Deal” (premiere, 8/25, moves
                                                                                                                        to this time slot 10/3 and 10/10, then TBA)
                                                                                                                                                                      “Life”
                                                                                                                                                                      (second-season premiere, Monday, 9/29)
           Reaser stars
           in new CBS
           comedy,
                                                 5 ABC                  “Wife Swap”
                                                                        (fifth-season premiere, 10/3)
                                                                                                                       “Supernanny”
                                                                                                                       (fifth-season premiere, 10/3)
                                                                                                                                                                      “20/20”
                                                                                                                                                                      (31st-season premiere, 9/19)
           “The Ex List.”
                                                 8 FOX                  “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?”
                                                                        (third-season premiere, 9/5)
                                                                                                                       “Don’t Forget the Lyrics”
                                                                                                                       (second-season premiere, 9/12)
                                                                                                                                                                      Local programming
Friday
                                                 19 CBS                 “Ghost Whisperer”
                                                                        (fourth-season premiere, 10/3)
                                                                                                                       “The Ex List”
                                                                                                                       (premiere, 10/3)
                                                                                                                                                                      “Numb3rs”
                                                                                                                                                                      (fifth-season premiere, 10/3)

                                                 43 MyNetworkTV         “WWE Friday Night SmackDown”
                                                                        (NEW NETWORK: 10th-season premiere, 10/3)
                                                                                                                                                                      Local programming


                                                 55 The CW                                    “The Game”
                                                                        “Everybody Hates Chris”
                                                                        (fourth season, 10/3) (third season, 10/3)
                                                                                                                       “America’s Next Top Model”
                                                                                                                       (repeat)
                                                                                                                                                                      Local programming

MARK DAWIDZIAK SAYS: Will anybody find “Everybody Hates Chris” against heavy reality competition?



                                 John Walsh
                                 returns for a
                                                 3 NBC                  “Dateline NBC”
                                                                        (18th-season premiere, 9/27)
                                                                                                                       “Knight Rider”
                                                                                                                       (repeat)
                                                                                                                                                                      “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
                                                                                                                                                                      (repeat)
                                                                        “Saturday Night College Football”
                                 22nd season
                                                 5 ABC                  (third-season premiere, 8/30)
Saturday




                                 of “America’s
                                 Most Wanted:
                                 America         8 FOX                  “Cops”
                                                                        (21st season, 9/6)
                                                                                                  “Cops”
                                                                                                  (21st season, 9/6)
                                                                                                                       “America’s Most Wanted:
                                                                                                                       America Fights Back” (22nd season, 9/6)
                                                                                                                                                                      Local programming

                                 Fights Back,”
                                 on Fox.         19 CBS                 “Crimetime Saturday”
                                                                        (reruns of crime dramas)
                                                                                                                                                                      “48 Hours Mystery”
                                                                                                                                                                      (fifth-season premiere, 9/27)

                                                 43 MyNetworkTV         “My Saturday Night Movie”                                                                     Local programming


                                                 55 The CW              Local programming

MARK DAWIDZIAK SAYS: The night that prime time forgot. No first-run comedies or dramas: repeats, true-crime magazine shows, movies and football.


                  These 16 new programs are waiting       Jay Harrington and Portia de Rossi;                and police procedural.                                 Fox: “Dollhouse,” a fantasy drama
                in the wings to appear at midseason       “Castle,” a mystery series starring Na-                                                                 from writer-producer Joss Whedon
attractions




                or after the fall sports seasons are      than Fillion as a crime novelist who                 NBC: A yet-untitled comedy series                  (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and
                complete. (For a roundup of return-       teams with a New York police detec-                starring Amy Poehler; the drama                      starring Eliza Dushku; “Sit Down,
Coming




                ing shows, see Page E3):                  tive; “Single With Parents,” a comedy              “Kings,” a contemporary retelling                    Shut Up,” an animated comedy about
                                                          starring Alyssa Milano as a young                  of the David and Goliath story, with                 high school teachers; “The Cleveland
                  ABC: “The Goode Family,” Mike           woman with needy divorced parents                  Christopher Egan and Ian McShane;                    Show,” a “Family Guy” spinoff focusing
                Judge’s animated show about a family      (Beau Bridges and Annie Potts); “Cu-               “Merlin,” a fantasy drama with Colin                 on deli owner Cleveland Brown; and
                obsessed with doing the correct thing;    pid,” a romantic drama starring Bobby              Morgan in the title role and Bradley                 the reality show “Secret Millionaire.”
                a yet-untitled reality series from Tyra   Cannavale as a man claiming to be the              James as Arthur; and “The Philanthro-
                Banks and Ashton Kutcher; “Better         Roman god of love; and “The Unusu-                 pist,” a drama about a billionaire who                 The CW: “13 — Fear is Real,” a new
                Off Ted,” an office comedy starring       als,” an hour blend of dark comedy                 becomes a “vigilante philanthropist.”                reality series.

MARK DAWIDZIAK SAYS: Fox is on the run, making its usual big move in January, but ABC is also making major changes.


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