Fall’s Hottest TV Shows

Get ready to overload your DVR because the fall television season is upon us.

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Get ready to overload your DVR because the fall television season is upon us. What new wonders will Wisteria Lane have in store? The ladies of Desperate Housewives are back for a sixth season. Spoiler alert: Jesse Metcalfe will be reprising his role as hottie John Rowland for a couple of episodes. Desperate Housewives returns on Sept. 27 on ABC.
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Look out, Quahog fans, Cleveland's moving to Stoolbend, Virginia for Family Guy spinoff, The Cleveland Show. Oh, Cleveland, we are so there. The Cleveland Show premieres on Sept. 27 on FOX.
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The NCIS family is getting a little bigger this year with new franchise show NCIS: Los Angeles. L.L Cool J and Chris O'Donnell, anyone? We'll take it. NCIS: Los Angeles premieres on Sept. 22 on CBS.
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When we last saw our favorite white-collar employees of The Office, Michael Scott was ready to return to Dunder Mifflin after a brief stint as the owner of the Michael Scott Paper Company, Jim and Pam were (maybe) expecting, and Dwight was...well...Dwight. The Office airs Thursdays at 9 on NBC.
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Courteney Cox stars in Cougar Town, a comedy about older women who prey on younger men. Cougar Town premieres on Sept. 23 on ABC.
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Hugh Laurie back as the bitter, Vicodin-popping, cane-toting Dr. House. After last season's finale landed him in rehab, we'll be watching House to check in on his recovery and hoping he's still acerbic as ever. House airs Mondays at 8 on FOX.
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Cult favorite How I Met Your Mother returns for another season. In other words, more on-screen time with Neil Patrick Harris. We like. How I Met Your Mother airs Mondays at 8 on CBS.
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Weight loss fans rejoice, The Biggest Loser is back for more physical and emotional challenges. The Biggest Loser airs on Tuesdays at 8 on NBC.
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Castle is a comedic crime-drama about an ex-writer turned part detective. With hottie Nathan Fillion starring as Castle, sign us up. Castle airs Mondays at 10 on ABC.
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Family Guy is back for its eighth season, though how they'll ever top last season's Office Space parody (Brian and Stewie taking a bat to Peter's "The Bird's the Word" record = epic) is beyond us. Family Guy returns on Sept 27 on FOX.
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David Caruso is back again for another season of CSI: Miami, a show that leaves us wondering how a man who spends so much time in the Florida sun could remain so perpetually pale. YEOOOOW. CSI: Miami airs Mondays at 10 on CBS.
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It's hard to believe, but America's Funniest Home Videos is back for its 20th season. That's 20 years of piano playing cats, kids hitting their dads in the groin with baseball bats, and grown men falling off of trampolines. Ah, it never gets old, does it YouTube? America's Funniest Home Videos returns on Oct. 9 on ABC.
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Michelle Trachtenberg leaves the world of teenage television behind with Mercy. This new medical drama has the young Trachtenberg playing Chloe, a fresh-faced nurse. Mercy premieres Sept. 23 on NBC.
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Jenna Elfman stars in Accidentally on Purpose as a woman who becomes pregnant after a one-night stand with a younger deadbeat and decides to keep the baby. It's like Knocked Up for the small screen. Accidentally on Purpose airs Mondays at 8:30 on CBS.
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Ed O'Neill is back on the small screen in Modern Family as Jay, a man with grown kids, grandkids and a new young wife with kids of her own. Modern Family premieres Sept. 23 on ABC.
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Brothers is about a former NFL hot shot, played by Michael Strahan, who gets caught up in the throes of his dysfunctional family after years of being away. Grown men living at home and the ensuing hilarity? Too close for comfort? Brothers premieres Sept. 25 on FOX.
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Hayden Panettiere & Co. return for another round of Heroes, the hit where Panettiere plays a world-saving cheerleader and ex-boyfriend Milo Ventimiglia is another gifted, extraordinarily good-looking superhero. Heroes airs Mondays at 8 on NBC.
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Charlie Sheen is back in Two and a Half Men, where he plays a former slacker who somehow ends up taking care of a kid. It's funny how different TV is from real life, isn't it, Charlie? Two and a Half Men airs Mondays at 9 on CBS.
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Time to watch Dancing With the Stars where A-list -- ahem, D-list -- celebrities strut their stuff for our pleasure on national TV. Watching politician Tom deLay two-step? Priceless. Dancing With the Stars' 3-night premier airs on ABC starting Sept. 21.
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Emmy-award-winning 30 Rock is back for another season of hilarity. 30 Rock returns on Oct. 15 on NBC.
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Hottie Kaley Cuoco's blonde bimbo will again get two physicists' DNA in a twist. The Big Bang Theory airs on Mondays at 9:30 on CBS.
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Christian Slater stars as Alex Donovan, the head of a group of civilian volunteers who help identify remains from cold cases. The Forgotten premieres on Sept. 22 on ABC.
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NCIS is back, meaning we'll get more chances to see Mark Harmon and team teasing each other and solving crimes. NCIS premieres on Sept. 22 on CBS.
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is back with more chances to see Christopher Meloni smack down the pedophiles, rapists and sexually deviant jerks of New York City. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit returns on Sept. 23 on NBC.
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The Good Wife stars Julianna Marguiles as the spouse of Chris Noth's philandering politician. The Good Wife premiers on Sept. 22 on CBS.
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Vampires? We're so over them. Bring back the witches! Eastwick stars Rebecca Romijn, Jaime Ray Newman and Lindsay Price as three women who are bestowed with unexpected gifts. Eastwick premieres Sept. 23 on ABC.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back in another season of The New Adventures of Old Christine. Louis-Dreyfus earned an Emmy nomination with the role. The New Adventures of Old Christine returns on Sept. 23 on CBS.
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Joseph Fiennes hits the small screen in Flash Forward. The world’s population gets a glimpse of their future due to a mysterious global event, forcing everyone to come to grips with whether their destinies can be fulfilled or avoided. The first 15 minutes are available online and it's kind of like Lost. Flash Forward premieres Sept. 24 on ABC.
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Gary Unmarried is back for a second season with Jay Mohr as a bumbling single dad who finds love again with a character played by Jaime King. Gary Unmarried returns Sept. 22 on CBS.
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Grey's Anatomy is back with a two hour season opener. Two hours of Dr. McDreamy? We're so there. Grey's Anatomy returns on Sept. 24 on ABC.
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The hyper-observant Patrick Jane played by Simon Baker returns for a second season of crime solving. The Mentalist returns on Sept. 24 on CBS.
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That wacky Walker family returns for a fourth season of family drama in Brothers and Sisters. We should all be so lucky as to have Sally Fields' non-aging genes in our family. Brothers and Sisters returns on Sept. 27 on ABC.
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Joss Whedon's sci-fi drama starring Eliza Dushku is back for a second season of mind-wiping self-awareness. Dollhouse premieres Sept. 25 on FOX.
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Stock up on your tissue supply because do-gooder show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is back to help out more families in need. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition returns on Sept. 27 on ABC.
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Glee follows a high school glee club trying to stay afloat in a school where competitive cheerleading is king. When dark humor meets musical renditions of modern pop hits like Kanye West's "Gold Digger" and Duffy's "Mercy," how can you go wrong? Glee airs Wednesdays at 9 on Fox.
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Grey's Anatomy spin-off Private Practice is back. Should you watch a medical drama filled with the hottest doctors ever that takes place in Seattle or one set in Los Angeles? You don't have to choose. Private Practice returns on Oct. 1 on ABC.
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Six seasons later, the English miracle worker still has to tame the nation's most obnoxious children. And you thought your job was lousy. Supernanny returns on Oct. 16 on ABC.
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