Your Definitive Guide to the Fall 2007 TV Season Premieres

In an effort to make your life a little easier, has compiled the Definitive Guide to Fall’s Season Premieres — complete with premiere dates, networks, times and the obligatory ‘witty’ commentary. Simply click the link below to check it out. Or just remember this — The TV Addict’s Fall 2007 Must Watch New Shows include PUSHING DAISIES, CHUCK, GOSSIP GIRL, REAPER, BIONIC WOMAN, ALIENS IN AMERICA and DEXTER [because it’s just that good!]


Date Network Show Time theTVaddict says:
Mon. Sept. 17 NBC DEAL OR NO DEAL 8-9PM To those who say Celine Dion is Canada’s most annoying export, this TV Addict says, "Have you met Howie Mandell?"
FOX and GLOBAL TV in Canada PRISON BREAK 8-9PM Just when you thought PRISON BREAK couldn’t get anymore ludicrous… get ready for season three.
FOX K-VILLE 9-10PM Most definitely not brought to you by the good folks at the New Orleans Bureau of Tourism
Tues. Sept. 18 CW BEAUTY & THE GEEK 8-9PM

We miss Stars Hollow already.

Wed. Sept. 19 FOX and GLOBAL TV in Canada BACK TO YOU 8-8:30PM

Kelsey Grammer returns to that place where everybody knows his name — and by that place we mean ‘TV’. Bet you thought we were going to say CHEERS didn’t you? Didn’t you!

FOX and GLOBAL TV in Canada ‘TIL DEATH 8:30 – 9PM ‘TIL DEATH — also known as — how we feel when we watch this show.
FOX KITCHEN NIGHTMARES 9PM-10PM We’d say something negative about yet another FOX reality TV offering, but frankly we’re scared of Chef Gordon Ramsay
CW AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL 8-9PM Let’s hope the contestants are smarter than Miss South Carolina.
CW GOSSIP GIRL 9-10PM OMG! We like totally can’t wait to live vicariously through twenty-six year olds playing high school students. No seriously, our inner thirteen year old girl is going suffering through withdrawl since the cancellation of THE OC.
CBS KID NATION 8-10PM Perhaps you’ve heard about it! Investigations! Angry Parents! The end of reality TV! We can’t wait!
Thur. Sept. 20 CBS SURVIVOR and Global TV in Canada 8-10PM

SURVIVOR CHINA! For your first challenge, guess which of these children’s toys contain lead paint.

Sun. Sept. 23 CBS 60 MINUTES 7-8PM

Still too young to tune in.

CBS VIVA LAUGHLIN 8-9PM A musical drama comedy hybrid set in Las Vegas. Place your bets… how many episodes until it’s cancelled?
CBS COLD CASE 9-10PM Five seasons in, never seen an episode.
CBS and GLOBAL TV in Canada SHARK 10-11PM Star Trek Nerd Alert: We love Jeri Ryan.
FOX and GLOBAL TV in Canada THE SIMPSONS 8-8:30PM Just for fun, how about a costume change this season. Blue pants and shorts are so 1990.
FOX and GLOBAL TV in Canada KING OF THE HILL 8:30-9PM Why isn’t this show cancelled? Oh wait, it already was! So why is it back on the air?
FOX and GLOBAL TV in Canada FAMILY GUY 9-10PM Another FOX gem brought back from the dead! Can someone please hire theTVaddict to run FOX.
CW ONLINE NATION 8:30-9PM It’s called YouTube.
CW LIFE IS WILD 8-9PM We’re WILD about this show (get it!) No really, it stars Stephanie Niznik (Nina from EVERWOOD) — thus a MUST WATCH.
Mon. Sept. 24 CBS HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 8-8:30PM

Our favorite CBS program is back. And we have a feeling, this season’s going to be LEGEN… (wait for it)… DARY!

CBS THE BIG BANG THEORY 8:30-9PM Now I know what you’re thinking. From the ‘guys who brought you TWO AND A HALF MEN’ doesn’t exactly scream ‘funny.’ But give the show at least one chance. Kaley Cuoco rocks.
CBS TWO AND A HALF MEN 9-9:30PM Any chance the CSI scribes will ‘off’ these MEN when they write an episode this season?
CBS RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 9:30-10PM Rule #1… to quote Homer Simpson, “be more funny.”
CBS CSI: MIAMI 10-11PM And just like that, CBS’s night of funny comes to a screeching halt.
NBC CHUCK 8-9PM Meet Chuck, or, as I like to think of him — the TV Addict if he had his own show.
NBC and GLOBAL TV in Canada HEROES 9-10PM Perhaps you’ve heard about it. This little known show, NBC rarely talks about it. Oh who are we kidding. Kristen Bell, David Anders… we’re counting down the days.
NBC and Global TV in Canada JOURNEYMAN 10-11PM Flawless pilot with one big problem — you need to be a PhD to keep track of the story — or at the very least be smarter than a fifth grader.

Three words: Go Jennie Go!

ABC THE BACHELOR 9-10PM THE BACHELOR could learn a little something from DANCING WITH THE STARS. If you want the TV Addict to get excited, cast a 90210 Alum. Free advice for next season: Meet Ian Ziering the bachelor?
ABC BOSTON LEGAL 10PM Wanna bet William Shatner does something wacky?

Another CBS show we’ve never seen.

THE UNIT 9-10PM See above!
CBS and GLOBAL TV in Canada CANE 10-11PM Yes, we’re slightly bitter Jimmy Smitts isn’t starring in THE WEST WING: TNG — that said, CANE’s pilot was pretty damn sweet. (Pun indented. You’ll get it when you see the pilot)
NBC LAW & ORDER SVU 10-11PM This season’s special victim — the cast of LAW & ORDER CRIMINAL INTENT. Demoted to the USA Network, ouch!
CW REAPER 9-10PM Produced and Directed by Kevin Smith. ‘Nuff said.
Wed. Sept. 26 FOX and GLOBAL TV in Canada BONES 8-9PM Tip of the Week: Want to ensure your bones are never broken? Don’t ask star David Boreanaz about ANGEL.
FOX and GLOBAL TV in Canada HOUSE 9-10PM Does anyone else find it odd that AMERICA’S favorite doctor is British!

How’s this for brilliant ABC sweeps stunt — four words: Isaiah Washington Guest Spot!

ABC DIRTY SEXY MONEY 10-11PM Three words: We Can’t Wait!
CBS CRIMINAL MINDS 8-9PM So excited for Mandy Patinkin’s return to TV!… What’s that… what HAPPENED? oh uh…
CBS CSI: NY 9-10PM How long until LOST returns?
NBC BIONIC WOMAN 9-10PM Michelle Ryan vs. Katee Sackhoff… cue nerd orgasm.
NBC and GLOBAL TV in Canada LIFE 10-11PM Good show, bad title.
Thur. Sept. 27 ABC UGLY BETTY 8-9PM

The return of UGLY BETTY means the return of the Marc & Amanda podcast. Could we love Becki Newton and Michael Urie any more?


Down with Gizzie! Who’s with us?


Or as they’re calling it within the confines of ABC headquarters — BIG Re-Writes!


I’ve officially run out of witty filler for all the generic CBS procedurals that I simply don’t watch.

CBS WITHOUT A TRACE 10-11PM See above.
NBC MY NAME IS EARL 8-8:30PM I know I’m supposed to like this show, I just don’t.
NBC THE OFFICE 9-10PM Pam’s 30% more fun! We’re 30% more excited for the new season
NBC ER 10-11PM Let us know if you think should jump back on the bandwagon for ER’s final season.
CW SMALLVILLE 8-9PM The addition of SuperGirl proves yet again that SMALLVILLE’S officially run out of ideas. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Fri. Sept. 28 CBS GHOST WHISPERER 8-9PM Honestly, who watches this show?
CBS MOONLIGHT 9-10PM Ever wonder what Logan Echolls would have been like as a Vampire. Wonder no more.
CBS and GLOBAL TV in Canada NUMB3RS 10-11PM Bringing Sexy Math Back!
NBC and GLOBAL TV in Canada LAS VEGAS 10PM Not to be confused with VIVA LAUGHLIN. Really. There’s no singing in this LAS VEGAS, we promise.

Who do I have to pay to get Ty and the gang over to my place?


Raise you hand if you think Edie’s really dead! Oh, you’re the one!

ABC BROTHERS & SISTERS 10-11PM Sponsored by the America’s Vineyards

DEXTER 9-10PM We have a feeling Sgt. Doakes is in for a world of hurt. Nobody messes with our boy Dexter.

BROTHERHOOD 10-11PM Still going through SOPRANOS withdrawl? Showtime has the cure. Introducing BROTHERHOOD — it’s THE SOPRANOS with an Irish twist.

Especially this woman.

CW ALIENS IN AMERICA 8:30-9PM A genuinely funny show on the CW network? Perhaps we have been taken over by aliens.
CW GIRLFRIENDS 9-9:30PM While we’re sure something exciting happens, we just don’t care.
CW THE GAME 9:30-10PM The Game: Find someone who watches this show.
Tues. Oct. 2 ABC CAVEMAN 8-8:30PM

No really, ABC is actually going through with this.

CARPOOLERS 8:30-9PM As much as we’d like to say something positive about this show, we can’t. Why? Because ABC remains the only network that doesn’t send screeners (and yes, we’re bitter!)
Wed. Oct. 3 ABC PUSHING DAISIES 10-11PM Set your PVR to Season’s Pass. PUSHING DAISIES is the MUST WATCH show of the season.
Thur. Oct. 4 NBC 30 ROCK 8-8:30PM Jerry Seinfeld returns to TV in the 30 ROCK season premiere. Which means you officially have no excuse not to tune into last season’s funniest new show.
CW SUPERNATURAL 9-10PM Question for SUPERNATURAL fans. Would you love the show as much if the stars looked like this?
Fri. Oct. 5 NBC FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS 9-10PM The confusion is finally over. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS airs on Friday. Tune in.
Fri. Oct. 12 ABC WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB 9-10PM Or as ABC should be calling it — really ANGRY housewives.

Turns out MEN IN TREES wasn’t cancelled last year. Here’s hoping ABC treats it a little better this season.

Mon. Oct. 15 ABC SAMANTHA WHO? 9:30-10PM Christina Applegate gets ready to discover if the curse of JESSE’s worn off?
Thur. Oct. 25 NBC SCRUBS 9:30-10PM Eighteen episodes and counting. Enjoy them while they last. No really, that wasn’t meant to be sarcastic. Really do enjoy them, because once they’re gone — all we’ll be left with is reruns.

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  • Jeff

    I’m actually hopeful of The Bionic Woman. It looks like they did like they’re doing with Battlestar Galactica and making it more about the drama of the situation than about science fiction. I just hope it isn’t as dark as Battlestar is.

  • melissa

    i watch that show (ghost whisperers) and i freaking LOVE it.

  • Mystery

    Yeah The Question for supernaturalFans About the actors Hell No i would not lol i only watch for sam and dean Lolz Sexy!

  • StuTV

    Good TV Shows this fall….so far……

    1. Heroes, 9PM Mondays on NBC. Stars? ***** (out of 5)
    This show did it again, and captivates you from the open to close. Glad to see it back and still extremely strong, character-wise and story-wise. Looks like this will be a long series of kept fresh and gripping. Sylar’ s back and that is enough to make people see of the “heroes” get him in the end. Sad to see Sulu killed off though in the season opener. I mean, he wasn’t even wearing a red shirt!

    2. Back To You. 8PM Wednesdays on FOX. Stars? ***** (out of 5)
    Cut from the same cloth as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, WKRP, and Newsradio. Strong characters and great comedy that doesn’t seem forced. This show could be the Fox network’s first real long-run (7+ years perhaps) situational comedy hit that isn’t animated if they can keep the network from bombing on it. Grammer is Grammer, and it’s fabulous to see the witty and super-sarcastic Fred Willard back on regular TV gig. The only downside is the guy is obviously just trying too hard to be a Chris Farley clone. After 2nd episode, this character is a bit better and the station comraderie seems to be coming online.

    3. Journeyman, 1OPM Mondays on NBC. Stars? *** (out of 5)
    Made in the same vein as Quantum Leap, this show throws us a twist. After this fellow leaps and subsequently fixes the problems of someone on the past, he gets to return home to his wife and kids. Yeah, no one believes that he does this, except his wife at the end of the pilot episode, when he proves it to her in a most ingenious and undeniable fashion. Still, there’s an especially inquisitive untold backstory with an ex and the reason why he has gotten this ability to leap, but hopefully that will be solved within the season. Slow down the scene where he jumps back in time and add some special effects for his “trips” and this may all come together quite nicely.

    4. Bionic Woman, 9PM Wednesdays on NBC. Stars? *** (out of 5)
    This show started too fast, little if any character background development or identity, but the show has some potential if slowed down. Much like Battlestar Galactica, also done by David Eick, it features a heavy action base with lots of cross-stories. Perhaps this season will be much like Battlestar’s first, in that it took all of it to find out just who these characters are and what they’re like in their role. After 3 episodes, still not getting better for me though……

    5. Ugly Betty, 8PM Wednesdays on ABC. Stars? **** (out of 5)
    Betty returns in style, proving that this “dram-edy” has a place in America’s heart after all. Characters seem to be just as poignant as in the first season, so the magic may continue. Tragedy for Betty’s relationship with Henry, more of the same for Daniel’s family, but with a twist in a possible new half-sister, and Wilhelmina? Well, she’s still up to her tricks with her little sidekick, the over-the-top gay sterotype, Marc. A nice splash for ABC, so it should be solid for this year.

    6. Reaper, 9PM Wednesdays on CW. Stars?? (**** out of 5)
    Looks like a genuinely funny show, with a nice appeal to the “Clerks” generation. Kevin Smith did the first episode, so it has his feel. Episode two may show something different with someone else at the controls. This show is like a funny version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and definitely is going to have mass appeal to the gen-x-ers out there, and maybe drag a few older fans in as well.

    7. Chuck, 8PM Mondays on NBC. Stars?? (**** out of 5)
    A regular shmoe gets all of the nation’s espoinage secrets downloaded into his brain. In my best Nipsey Russell voice…..Right! This show does “get it” however, and much like Reaper, will appeal to gen-x-ers. A nice fresh type of comedy-action mix.

    GARBAGE TV Shows this fall…..
    1. Brothers & Sisters, 1OPM Sundays on ABC.
    This show is just a political engine for hacks from BOTH sides. What an abismal show! Why it was picked up is beyond me.

    2. Cavemen 8PM Tuesdays on ABC.
    Why was this ever show made? Yes, the commercals are funny. It could’ve been funny, but alas failure.