September has finally arrived, and the kids are back in school and college classes are in session. As far as TV goes, the Emmys have been handed out, and all the congratulatory messages have been sent out. Now the friendly smiling faces across networks can put their game faces on. The fall month means blissful enjoyment for television viewers everywhere as some big premiers are going to be taking place over the next few weeks. With all the great programming available, fans will no doubt be gearing up the DVR’s and DVD recorders to catch all the great shows. Here is a look at how things break down according to the 2010 Fall Schedule Calendar available at TVGuide.com:
Monday September 13, 2010 CW unveils new episodes of “90210” and “Gossip Girl” at 8:00PM and 9:00PM respectively. On Tuesday the 14th, CW continues to present “One Tree Hill” and “Life Unexpected”, once again at 8 and 9 respectively. While on NBC, “Parenthood” premiers at 10:00PM. On Wednesday the 15th, the latest group of castaways begins their competition on CBS with “Survivor: Nicaragua” at eight, meanwhile NBC will present the new “Outlaw” at 10. Thursday the 16th allows FX to chip in with “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” at 10 and “The League” at 10:30pm, with NBC and “The Apprentice” premiering at 10 as well. Friday the 17th stays quiet, but Star Wars fans can celebrate the return of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” on Cartoon Network with a one hour premier starting at 9:00PM.
It is going to be a big week for television for sure, but the real test for digital recorders and fans everywhere starts the week of September 20th with several old favorites returning and many rookie shows trying to get pickups. How things work out exactly really remains to be seen. The networks seem to be jamming everything into one week this year rather than wait and see how things unfold. With several shows being bumped around to different nights, viewers will likely have to change their viewing habits slightly. Still, it is a great time to be a television fan.