Our Tube Watch Falll Preview continues with another week on returns – Dexter, Ugly Betty, My Name is Earl, Smallville, Gray’s Anatomy, The Office, ER, Desperate Housewives, The Game and more. All that plus new shows including Pushing Daisies, Aliens in America, Moonlight, and Big Shots. Check out the entire Week Four Preview in the Full Diagnosis.
Ugly Betty - I’ve never seen this critically acclaimed show (it pulled in Emmy’s and Golden Globes for comedy series and its lead actress) about a sweet and quirky girl (America Ferrera) who works around beautiful people at a high-fashion magazine. Maybe I’ll give it a look-see as it begins its Second Season tonight. The show airs Thursday nights at 8:00/7:00 on ABC.
Smallville - Has this show really been on for six seasons? The 7th Season promises the appearance of Clark’s cousin Kara (AKA Supergirl), Bizarro, and more Justice League. The show airs Thursday nights at 8:00/7:00 on the CW.
Big Shots - The new comedy stars Michael Vartan, Dylan McDermott, Christopher Titus and Joshua Malina as four friends and successful corporate execs balancing friendship, business, and marriage. The show airs Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00 on ABC.
Without a Trace - The folks at the Missing Persons Squad return for a 6th Season. The show airs Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00 on CBS.
ER - This is still on the air? Who knew! The show returns for its 14th Season and begins counting down to its 300th episode which should air, after the holiday hiatus, next Spring. The show airs Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00 on NBC.
Moonlight - The new show stars as a good guy vampire (Alex O’Loughlin) turned private detective in Los Angeles (hey, haven’t we seen this show before??). Shannyn Sossman and Sophia Myles also star. The show airs Friday nights at 9:00/8:00 on CBS.
Las Vegas - Here’s another show I’ve wondered about but never found the time to sit down and watch. The folks at the Montecito Resort & Casino return for a Fifth Season. The show airs Friday nights at 10:00/9:00 on NBC.
Numb3rs - The FBI solve more crimes with mathamatics as the show returns for its Fourth Season. The show airs Friday nights at 10:00 on CBS.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - The only “reality” show with any reality returns for a Fifth Season. The show airs Sunday nights at 8:00/7:00 on ABC.
Dexter - Showtime’s deliciously wicked drama of a forensic expert who is also a vigilante serial killer returns for a Second Season. Up first, Dexter (Michael C. Hall) deals with the fallout from the death of his brother, Doakes’ suspicions, and the discovery of his body dump by the FBI. The show airs Sunday nights at 9:00/8:00 on Showtime.
Brothers & Sisters - The Walker family returns for a Second Season. The show airs Sunday nights at 10:00/9:00 on ABC.
Brotherhood - The residents of “The Hill” return for a Second Season. The show airs Sunday nights at 10:00/9:00 on Showtime.
Aliens in America - The new sitcom focuses on a Wisconsin family who hosts a teenage foreign exchange student from Pakistan (Adhir Kalyan). Scott Patterson, Dan Byrd, Lindsey Shaw, Amy Pietz, and Amber Borycki star. The show airs Monday nights at 8:30/7:30 on the CW.
Girlfriends - The ladies return for an 8th Season. The show airs Monday nights at 9:00/8:00 on the CW.
Cavemen - An entire series based on a commercial? That’s the idea behind this new sitcom revolving around the Cavemen characters from the Geiko ads. Bill English, Nick Kroll, Sam Huntington, Kaitlin Doubleday, Stephanie Lemelin, and Julie White star. The show airs Tuesday nights at 8:00/7:00 on ABC.
Carpoolers - Four friends share their stories on their way to work. And they made an entire series out of this? Okay…. Fred Goss, Jerry O’Connell, Jerry Minor, Tim Pepper, Allison Munn, and Faith Ford star. The show airs Tuesday nights at 8:30/7:30 on ABC.
Pushing Daisies - The new show centers around a man who has the power to bring the dead back to life – for one-minute. Putting his unique gift to work Ned (Lee Pace) stars his own detective agency with the help of a local investigator (Chi McBride). Anna Friel, Kristin Chenoweth, and Jim Dale also star. The show airs Wednesday nights at 8:00/7:00 on ABC.
*all times Eastern/Central