In general, I'm focusing on the four main broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) as well as HBO, Showtime and a few other pay cablers. New shows are in bold.
Tuesdays, like Sundays, are going to be brutal. For starters, ABC has scheduled a full night of new shows.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Sept. 24, ABC)
NCIS (Sept. 24, CBS)
The Biggest Loser (Oct. 8, NBC)
Dads/Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Sept. 17, Fox)
If you're a superhero geek, or even a casual fan like yours truly, "Agents of SHIELD" is a no-brainer. For the Fox comedies, Seth MacFarlane's "Dads" is being lambasted for being racist, sexist, ageist and generally not funny, while "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (a cop comedy with Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher) is catching many critics by surprise, in a good way. "NCIS" is about to have a big year with the departure of Cote de Pablo after the first two episodes of the season.
This is a classic case of watch one and record the others. And I do mean record. You won't be able to catch "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" online or On Demand until eight days later.
The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife (Sept. 24, ABC)
NCIS Los Angeles (Sept. 24, CBS)
The Voice results show (Sept. 24, NBC)
New Girl/Mindy Project (Sept. 17, Fox)
ABC has made the first episodes of its sitcoms available online (on the network site and on Hulu). "The Goldbergs" -- a "Wonder Years"-esque take on an angry family in the 1980s -- was so painful I couldn't even make it halfway through. On the flipside, I really enjoyed "Trophy Wife," which stars Bradley Whitford as a guy with a new wife (Malin Akerman, getting a great reception from critics) and two exes (Marcia Gay Harden and Michaela Watkins) who are very much still a part of his life.
Lucky 7 (Sept. 24, ABC)
Person of Interest (Sept. 24, CBS)
Chicago Fire (Sept. 24, NBC)
Sons of Anarchy (Sept. 10, FX)
I haven't seen much about "Lucky 7," about lottery winning co-workers who learn mo' money means mo' problems, but the trailer doesn't make much of a case for it. You could roll the dice, or just stick with what you know. Tuesday is a new night for both "Chicago Fire" and "Person of Interest."
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