When Do My TV Shows Begin Again?

With the exception of last week’s early out of the gate “Prison Break” on Fox, tonight is officially the beginning of the new television season with “The O.C.” the first of the wave of major network television series coming back on the air over the next month. Today comes a list via AICN of when these series begin their new seasons:

Thursday, September 8th: The OC (Fox)

Sunday, September 11th: American Dad (Fox)
Family Guy (Fox)
The Simpsons (Fox)

Monday, September 12th: Wife Swap (ABC)

Tuesday, September 13th: Gilmore Girls (WB)
House (Fox)

Thursday, September 15th: Survivor (CBS)

Friday, September 16th: Living With Fran (WB)
Reba (WB)
What I Like About You (WB)

Sunday, September 18th: King of the Hill (Fox)

Monday, September 19th: 7th Heaven (WB)
Arrested Development (Fox)
CSI: Miami (CBS)
Las Vegas (NBC)
Medium (NBC)
King of Queens (CBS)
Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Tuesday, September 20th: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
NCIS (CBS)
The Office (NBC)

Wednesday, September 21st: America’s Next Top Model (UPN)
The Apprentice: Martha Stewart (NBC)
CSI: NY (CBS)
Law & Order (NBC)
Lost (ABC)

Thursday, September 22nd: The Apprentice (NBC)
CSI (CBS)
ER (NBC)
Joey (NBC)

Friday, September 23rd: Malcolm in the Middle (Fox)
Numb3rs (CBS)
Supernanny (ABC)

Sunday, September 25th: Charmed (WB)
Cold Case (CBS)
Crossing Jordan (NBC)
Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC)
West Wing (NBC)

Tuesday, September 27th: Amazing Race (CBS)
Boston Legal (ABC)

Wednesday, September 28th: Veronica Mars (UPN)

Thursday, September 29th: Alias (ABC)
Everwood (WB)
Smallville (WB)
Will & Grace (NBC)
Without a Trace (CBS)

Wednesday, October 5th: One Tree Hill (WB)

As for my picks for watching:

“Lost”, “Desperate Housewives”, “Alias”, “Boston Legal”, “Family Guy”, “Veronica Mars” and “Arrested Development” are all must-see shows – as is HBO’s superb new series “Rome” which is better than any of the new network shows scheduled this Fall by far (now if only the bastards had greenlit another season of “Carnivale” life would’ve been perfect).

“The Simpsons”, “Smallville”, “The OC”, “House”, “CSI”, “CSI: Miami”, “Will & Grace”, “One Tree Hill”, “Without a Trace” and “Nip/Tuck” are enjoyable diversions as well for those with the time.