The following list provides the fall shows that are returning for their new season, the new fall shows that will be debuting and the made-for-TV movies that will all during September:
September 1 – Doctor Who will air its season premiere on BBC America at 9 PM
September 2 – The Masterpiece Mystery PBS movie The Soul of Genius will air – Check local listings for airtime
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis with Laurence Fox as his young partner DS Hatahway as they investigate a case after the the body of an obsessive Oxford English professor is discovered ritually buried.
September 3 – New episodes of Switched at Birth will return to ABC Family starting at 8 PM
September 3 – The final part of the 3-part mini-series What To Do When Someone Dies will debut at 8 PM on the Ovation Channel
September 3 and 4 – The new A&E four-hour two-night movie Coma will air at 9 PM (both nights)
Mini-Series Synopsis: Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me), Geena Davis, James Woods, Ellen Burstyn and Richard Dreyfuss star in a modern day retelling of the bestselling novel by Robin Cook and based on the film by Michael Crichton. The mini is about a young doctor (Lauren Ambrose) who discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table.
September 8 – There will be an all-day marathon of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman episodes on the Inspiration Network (check your local listings for airtimes)
September 8 – The Hallmark Channel movie Puppy Love will debut at 9 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: When single mom Megan Nolan (Candace Cameron Bure) moves to a new town, she feels guilty for uprooting her ten-year-old daughter Caitlin (Katie Hawkins). Seeing that the little girl’s only friend is a neighbor’s dog, Megan decides to adopt a shelter pet for Caitlin. She immediately regrets her decision when Caitlin gravitates to the biggest, sloppiest dog in the pound, Jake. Megan’s beautiful new home is now in shambles and, as Megan considers returning Jake to the shelter, handsome ballplayer Ben (Victor Webster) shows up claiming Jake is his dog — the regrettable outcome of his roommate leaving a gate open. Megan and Ben butt heads. Ben wants to take his dog and leave, until he sees that Caitlin loves Jake as much as he ever could. Now it is clear: the pound puppy everyone loves deserves no less than joint custody.
September 8 – The Lifetime movie Killer Among Us will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Alex (Tess Atkins), reeling from her mother’s shocking and mysterious
murder, is trying to help her family’s life get back to normal, taking on the role of mother for her two younger siblings and lending a hand to her father Nick (Tom Cavanagh). With no leads and the case growing cold, the police have no choice but to close their investigation. Not ready to give up, police detective Joseph Moran (Boris Kodjoe) takes an unorthodox approach to try to find the killer by enlisting Alex’s assistance, which may put her in harm’s way. Reluctant to help at first, Alex begins to search for clues and anything out of the ordinary that could help solve her mother’s murder. But what she slowly begins to unearth is something more shocking than anything she could have ever imagined.
September 9 – The Masterpiece Mystery PBS movie Generation of Vipers will air – Check local listings for airtime
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis with Laurence Fox as his young partner DS Hatahway as they investigate the death of a lovelorn Oxford professor. Was her death caused by an embarrassing internet leak or something much more sinister?
September 9 – The season finales of Drop Dead Diva and Army Wives will air on Lifetime at 9 and 10 PM respectively
September 10 – The four-part mini-series The Crimson Petal and The White will debut on Encore at 8 PM
Mini-Series Synopsis: The psychological thriller reveals the underbelly of Victorian era London focusing on the travails of prostitute Sugar (Romola Garai). The cast includes Chris O’Dowd, Gillian Anderson, Shirley Henderson and Richard E. Grant.
September 11 – Sons of Anarchy will be back on FX at 10 PM
September 11 – Parenthood will air its season premiere on NBC at 10 PM
September 11 – Bomb Girls will debut on Reelz Channel at 10 PM
Show Synopsis: This six-episode Canadian period piece drama is about a group of women who risk their lives in a munitions factory in support of the European front during World War II. The series stars Jodi Balfour, Meg Tilly, Peter Outerbridge (Nikita) and Sebastian Pigott (Being Erica).
September 13 – Glee will air its season premiere on FOX at 9 PM
September 14 – A special, previously unaired episode of Touch will air on FOX at 8 PM
September 14 – Grimm will be back on its regular night and time on NBC at 9 PM
September 14 – Lost Girl will air its season finale on Syfy at 10 PM
September 16 – The Masterpiece Mystery PBS movie Fearful Symmetry will air – Check local listings for airtime
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis with Laurence Fox as his young partner DS Hatahway as they are drawn into a darker side of Oxford while investigating the murder of a suburban babysitter.
September 16 – Boardwalk Empire will return for its season premiere on HBO at 9 PM
September 17 – The L.A. Complex will air back-to-back episodes on The CW at 8 and 9 PM
September 17 – FOX will air the season premieres of Bones and the new drama The Mob Doctor at 8 and 9 PM respectively
Show Synopsis: Jordana Spiro (My Boys) stars as Dr. Grace Devlin, a top resident at Chicago’s Roosevelt Medical Center where she is heralded as one of the country’s most promising young surgeons; but family ties keep her glued to her Southside roots. To pay off her brother’s life-threatening gambling debt, she makes a deal with the “devil”, working “off Book” for the mafia men she once despised. The cast includes Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), Zeljko Ivanek (Damages), Jesse Lee Soffer (As the World Turns), Wendy Makkena (NCIS), James Carpinello (The Good Wife) [among others].
September 17 – Revolution to debut on NBC at 10 PM
Show Synopsis: What would happen if the lights went out all over the world? Without any modern technology, everything stops. And in this series, 15 years have passed and the focus is on Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) whose life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives, kills her father (Tim Guinee) and takes her brother Danny (Graham Rogers). She and some others from their small farming community set out to Chicago to find her uncle (Billy Burke), who her dying father says can help them get Danny back. The cast includes David Lyons, Giancarlo Esposito, Elizabeth Mitchell, J.D. Pardo, Daniella Alonso and Zak Orth [among others].
September 18 – White Collar will air its summer finale on the USA Network at 9 PM
September 19 – The season finale of Royal Pains will air at 9 PM on the USA Network
September 21 – The new season of Haven will be back on Syfy at 10 PM
September 22 – The Lifetime movie Last Hours in Suburbia will debut at 8 PM
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Newcomer Kelcie Stranahan stars as Grace, a 17 year-old girl, who is blamed for the death of her best friend, Jenny (Maiara Walsh, Switched at Birth). Unfortunately, Grace does not remember the accident so she retraces her steps with the help of Jenny – or the memory of her – in the last hours she has before reporting to jail for two years. As the two girls retrace their steps, Grace begins to remember that night and its deadly conclusion.
September 23 – The Masterpiece Mystery PBS movie The Indelible Strain will air – Check local listings for airtime
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis with Laurence Fox as his young partner DS Hatahway. They investigate what happened when a controversial American academic is found strangled after a guest lecture at Oxford, leading them to narrow down a list of motives that includes politics, ambition and vengeance in order to find their culprit.
September 23 – Emmy Awards will air on ABC at 7 PM
September 23 – Treme will be back for a new season on HBO at 10 PM
September 24 – Hawaii Five-O will return for a new season starting at 10 PM on CBS
September 24 – The L.A. Complex will air back-to-back episodes on The CW at 8 and 9 PM
September 24 – Castle will air its season premiere on ABC at 10 PM
September 25 – The USA Network will put Covert Affairs on a three-week hiatus starting tonight
September 25 – Private Practice will be back on ABC at 10 PM
September 25 – NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles are both back with their season premieres on CBS at 8 and 9 PM respectively
September 25 – The new period piece drama Vegas will debut on CBS at 10 PM
Show Synopsis: Dennis Quaid stars as former Las Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb, a fourth-generation rancher tasked with bringing the city into order in the 1960’s. He clashes with Vincent Savino (Michael Chiklis), a ruthless Chicago gangster who plans to make Vegas his own. The cast includes Jason O’Mara, as Lamb’s even-keeled brother Jack; Taylor Handley, Lamb’s charming but impulsive son and Carrie-Anne Moss as an ambitious ADA who grew up next to the Lambs.
September 26 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC at 10 PM
September 26 – Criminal Minds and CSI will be back with new seasons on CBS at 9 and 10 PM respectively
September 26 – Castle repeats will air on TNT starting tonight at 8 PM
September 26 – “Revenge: The First Chapter“, a retrospective on the first season of the ABC soap will air (check local listings for airtime)
September 27 – Last Resort will debut on ABC at 8 PM
Show Synopsis: The U.S. ballistic missile submarine Colorado receive an order to fire nuclear weapons on Pakistan; but Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) demands confirmation of the orders only to be unceremoniously relieved of duty by the White House. XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) finds himself in charge, facing the same difficult decision. He also refuses the order, causing the Colorado to be targeted, fired upon and hit. The submarine and its crew find themselves crippled on the ocean floor being declared enemies of their own country. With nowhere left to turn, the crew takes the sub to an exotic island to find refuge, romance and a chance at a new life, as they try to clear their names and get home. Among the cast are Autumn Reeser, Daisy Betts, Dichen Lachman, Jessy Schram and Robert Patrick.
September 27 – Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal will both be back on ABC at 9 and 10 PM respectively
September 27 – Person of Interest airs it season premiere and the new drama Elementary will debut on CBS at 9 and 10 PM respectively
Show Synopsis: Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone) stars as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu (Southland and Ally McBeal) as his sober companion Dr. Joan Watson. Holmes falls from grace in London and after a stint in rehab he escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to work with Dr. Watson. The cast includes Aidan Quinn as Sherlock’s police contact.
September 28 – CSI: NY and Blue Bloods will air their season premieres on CBS at 8 and 10 PM respectively
September 28 – The new legal drama Made In Jersey will debut on CBS at 9 PM
Show Synopsis: A working-class woman, Martina Garretti (Janet Montgomery from Human Target) uses her street smarts to compete among her pedigreed Manhattan colleagues at a prestigious New York law firm. The cast includes Erin Cummings (Spartacus), Kristoffer Polaha (Life Unexpected), Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives), Megalyn Echikunwoke (The 4400) and Toni Trucks (Barbershop).
September 28 – The season premiere of the final season of Fringe will air on FOX at 9 PM
September 28 – Grimm returns to its original Friday night timeslot of 9 PM on NBC starting tonight
September 30 – “Once Upon a Time: Magic is Coming“, a retrospective on the first season of the ABC fairytale drama will air (check your local listings for airtime)
September 30 – Once Upon a Time will be back on ABC at 8 PM; Revenge will move to its new night and time at 9 PM on ABC and 666 Park Avenue will debut on ABC at 10 PM
Show Synopsis: At 666 Park Avenue, anything you desire can be yours. When Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) and Henry Martin (Dave Annable), an idealistic young couple from the Midwest are offered the opportunity to manage the historic building, they will not only fall prey to the machinations of mysterious owner Gavin Doran (Terry O’Quinn) and his wife Olivia (Vanessa Williams). Other cast members include Erik Palladino, Helena Mattsson, Mercedes Masohn and Robert Buckley.
September 30 – CBS will air the season premieres of The Good Wife and The Mentalist at 9 and 10 PM respectively
September 30 – Dexter and Homeland will be back on Showtime at 9 and 10 PM
September 30 – The first season of Upstairs Downstairs will air as a three-hour marathon as part of Masterpiece Classic on PBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.
NOTE: The second season of Upstairs Downstairs will air next month.
September 30 – The six-part mini-series Call the Midwife will air on PBS at 8 PM
Mini-Series Synopsis: Based on a best-selling trilogy by the late Jennifer Worth, this mini-series is a fascinating portrayal of birth, life and death in a world drastically different from ours.
NOTE: This mini-series will continue through October, ending on November 4.
Mark your calendars!