When Are My Shows Back?

I think I probably watch too much television. It’s kinda hard not to, though. With so many good and promising new shows on TV these days (even on the networks, shockingly enough), it’s difficult not to pay attention…or, at least not to pack up the old DVR like a fat kid at a cake buffet.

(What? They don’t have cake buffets? Cake buffets totally need to be a thing.)

Some of my favorite shows are already back for the fall season. Doctor Who is back on BBC America at 9 p.m. on Saturdays. I love me some Doctor, and we have a great recapper/reviewer here on The Cool Ship, so make sure you check him out (both the Doctor and the writer!). His articles are here, here, and here.

Alphas and Warehouse 13 on SyFy premiered weeks ago, and I’m already dreading when they go on hiatus. They’re on Mondays at 8 and 9 p.m., respectively. SyFy has branded the block “Powerful Mondays,” a moniker I’m not convinced is the best. I’m a fan of alliteration, though. Meh.

ABC’s Revenge is definitely on my list. Because Emily will get them all. SHE WILL GET THEM ALL! Image courtesy of ABC.

NBC is really pumped about Revolution. It premiered last Monday, and you can’t hope to miss the advertising for it if you happen on the Peacock for 60 seconds or less. But, other than the annoyance of over-saturation, I must say that I’m still interested. I caught the premiere and saw enough that made me want to come around for another view. It’s on after The Voice, which is usually 10 p.m.

Then, there’s a whole slew of returning comedies I pay attention to (Whether I watch them or not is a different story.):


Up All Night – Already premiered. Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.

The Office – Already premiered. Thursdays at 9 p.m.

Parks and Recreation – Already premiered. Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.

30 Rock – Oct. 4 (Thursday) at 8 p.m.

Community – Oct. 19 (Friday) at 8:30 p.m.

CBS (Step up your game, CBS. You don’t interest me much.)

How I Met Your Mother – Monday (Sept. 24) at 8 p.m.


Glee – Already premiered. Thursdays at 9 p.m.

New Girl – Tuesday (Sept. 25) at 8 p.m. Looks like there’s another new show at 9 p.m. that night, too, which is when I’m guessing it’ll live since…

Raising Hope – Oct. 2 (Tuesday) at 8 p.m.


The Middle – Wednesday (Sept. 26) at 8 p.m.

Modern Family – Wednesday (Sept. 26) at 9 p.m.

Happy Endings – Oct. 23 (Tuesday) at 9 p.m.

Last Man Standing – Nov. 2 (Friday) at 8 p.m.

Okay, let’s talk dramas. I have to say that I’m eternally grateful for my DVR. Not so much because there are so many, but more because a lot of them start at 10 p.m. or are on days that just aren’t convenient for me. I’m old; I like to go to bed at a reasonable time. Jon Stewart be darned!


Parenthood –  Already premiered. Tuesdays at 10 p.m.

Grimm – Already premiered, but already on hiatus. Returns Sept. 28 (Friday) at 9 p.m.

Smash – There’s no posted return date. This worries me.


Castle – Monday (Sept. 24) at 10 p.m.

Once Upon a Time – Sept. 30 (Sunday) at 8 p.m.

Revenge – Sept. 30 (Sunday) at 9 p.m.

I’m not even going to talk about new shows on the networks, because there are lots. Lots seem to be bad ideas (I’m looking at you, The Neighbors), and lots look too melodramatic.

Not that I can talk about melodrama…I mean, look at my choices! REEEEEEVENGE!

I know, I’m a walking contradiction, and I’m proud of it!

And cable? Gosh. Too much. My DVR would explode.

What shows are you looking forward to this fall season?

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9 thoughts on “When Are My Shows Back?

  1. John Calhoun says:

    Are 2 broke girls not coming back?

    Also, I’m surprised Last Man Standing made it to a second season. I had that one pegged as another 1 season wonder.

  2. Cerise says:

    This is humorous, Gabrielle, nice. No time to watch TV when it’s on, but HIMYM, MM, GoT, and I hate to admit it, but Grey’s. Plus Episodes, but that just ended

  3. 2 Broke Girls (or, 2 Big Boobs, as we call it in our house. Seriously, they’re the stars of the show. It’s not like Kat Dennings is any kind of a great actress. And the show is just one sex joke after another.) is coming back. However, I can’t stand the show, and this is my list. MY LIST! GET YOUR OWN LIST!


  4. I LOVE Game of Thrones, too, Cerise! I wanted to leave piracy out of this, though. Not that I’m a pirate. I mean, Talk Like a Pirate Day was yesterday. You can’t prove anything. AVAST!

  5. Chrissy says:

    Looks like Smash will be back mid-season, which I’m guessing is January (?). Whew. Smash and Once Upon a Time were my two faves of last years new shows, so I’m relieved they’re both back.
    Looking forward to Vampire Diaries the first week of October. I’m a sucker for a cheesy CW show with high school drama, lots of vampires, and themed decade dances at least once every season. 😉

  6. Chrissy says:

    I was looking forward to Grey’s until I remembered the stupid plane crash at the end of last season that killed off two characters I actually liked. Now they get to sort out the aftermath and race to save Derek’s hand. Bleh.

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  8. Tricia Buhrow says:

    GO ON is a good show! I’m am really enjoying that one and Revolution has be intrigued but not sucked in yet. I love me some Greys and Private Practice…yes I know I’m lame.

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