For those keeping score at home — or who don’t have dual-tuner TiVo, which is increasingly a must — here’s the current breakdown of new-series premieres on the broadcast networks for the fall.
And while the roster might look daunting, it’s actually down a bit from recent years, with Fox holding back several premieres and NBC’s “Love Bites” dropping out of the net’s fall lineup.
Still, perusing this roster does remind us that after the networks once questioned the wisdom of an official “premiere week,” they have pretty well gravitated back to that model. In addition, HBO will launch its eagerly anticipated drama “Boardwalk Empire” on Sept. 19 — heading into the thick of the networks’ push — while the CW gets an early jump with “Nikita” and “Hellcats” after Labor Day.
And not to seek sympathy or anything, but no matter how many of these you intend to sample, just remember: I have to watch all of them.
Sept. 8 (Wed) Hellcats, CW
Sept. 9 (Thur) Nikita, CW
Sept. 19 (Sun) Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Sept. 20 (Mon) Lonestar, Fox
Sept. 20 (Mon) Mike & Molly, CBS
Sept. 20 (Mon) Hawaii Five-0, CBS
Sept. 20 (Mon) Chase, NBC
Sept. 21 (Tue) Raising Hope, Fox
Sept. 21 (Tue) Running Wilde, Fox
Sept. 20 (Mon) The Event, NBC
Sept. 21 (Tue) Detroit 1-8-7, ABC
Sept. 22 (Wed) Better With You, ABC
Sept. 22 (Wed) The Whole Truth, ABC
Sept. 22 (Wed) Undercovers, NBC
Sept. 22 (Wed) Law & Order: Los Angeles, NBC
Sept. 22 (Wed) The Defenders, CBS
Sept. 23 (Thur) My Generation, ABC
Sept. 23 (Thur) S#it My Dad Says, CBS
Sept. 23 (Thur) Outsourced, NBC
Sept. 24 (Fri) School Pride, NBC
Sept. 24 (Fri) Outlaw, NBC
Sept. 24 (Fri) Blue Bloods, CBS
Sept. 28 (Tue) No Ordinary Family, ABC