With no less than 60 season and series premieres hitting your TV/DVR this week, we’ve gone daily with The TVLine-Up. (For those who must plan ahead, here is our complete Fall TV premieres calendar, plus I do summarize what’s coming up the next day.) For now, here’s what’s happening on….
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
7 pm 60 Minutes (CBS) | The Season 44 (!) premiere includes a fascinating look at the New York City Police Department’s counter-terrorism unit, plus an interview with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the brilliant minds behind South Park and Broadway’s The Book of Mormon. Tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick….
7 pm Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) | You can watch the bus… get… moved! for a few weeks here, before the feel-good show finds its own new home, on Fridays at 8.
8 pm The Amazing Race (CBS) | Four continents, 20 cities and some 40,000 miles will be traversed in the 19th cycle, which makes its first stop in Taipei, Taiwan, and includes on its cast Survivor champs Ethan and Jenna, a pair of Vegas showgirls and a former NFL player.
8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | “Drop it!” Season 23 opens with Kiefer Sutherland (24) voicing a security guard who helps Homer fend off a “terrorist threat.”
8:30 pm The Cleveland Show (Fox) | The Season 3 premiere finds Cleveland feeling snubbed by a visiting Peter Griffin, so he enrolls in a camp led by wrestler Ric Flair.
9 pm Desperate Housewives (ABC) | The ladies’ farewell tour leads off with their cover-up of Carlos’ murder of Gab’s cartoonishly evil stepdad, with Bree all the while trying to keep her lawman beau from catching wind. Elsewhere, estranged Lynette and Tom each brave the dating scene, and Renee meets a new man (V‘s Charles Mesure)
9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Season 3 picks up with the aftermath of Alicia and Will’s much anitci……. pated hook-up. For scoop, watch our fresh red carpet videos with Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles, Alan Cumming and Matt Czuchry and visit our unsurpassed collection of Good Wife reporting.
9 pm Boardwalk Empire (HBO) | Season 2 premiere: While Nucky licks his lips over his plans for big Atlantic City-area real estate, Al Capone sets out to expand his illegal booze biz beyond Chicago. Also: Chalky has a nasty run-in with the KKK.
9 pm Family Guy (Fox) | Peter’s plan to solve the fam’s financial troubles is to buy 200,000 lottery tickets. Good luck with that.
9:30 pm American Dad (Fox) | Cee-Lo Green voices a singing hot tub. So, instead of “Forget You” it’s “Jet You”? [Groan]
10 pm Pan Am (ABC) | Don’t write off this retro look at the crew of a jetliner as some “Mad Men rip-off.” Don’t write it off as some modern-day endorsement of 1960s sexism. Instead, use your own two eyes and ears and give it a look, because after two viewings, I liked the pilot much. (My full Fall TV First Impression can be found here.)
10 pm CSI: Miami (CBS) | Season 10 picks up right where 9 left off, with Horatio bleeding out from a gunshot wound, Natalia trapped in the trunk of a submerged car, and the rest of the team hunting down escaped killer Jack Toller (Callum Keith Rennie). The stunning Alana de la Garza puts in an appearance as H’s late wife, Marisol.
Fall premieres coming up next week | Terra Nova (Fox), Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie (The CW), Suburgatory (ABC), Happy Endings, How to Be a Gentleman (CBS), Private Practice, Dexter, Homeland (Showtime), Hung and How to Make It in America