Fall Preview 2008: TV

Weird Science

Now, Where Did We Leave Off?

Gifts From Abroad

Simon Baker Makes Us Watch a Telepathic Quack Another police-procedural show is coming and guess what else—this one, The Mentalist, is about a crime-fighting psychic! The Season in TV

Vulture’s Recommend-o-Matic: TV

It Was Only a Matter of Time…

Christian Slater’s Now Gleaming the Tube

Michael Scott’s Season of Love

J.J. Abrams tries to play it straight(er) with Fringe. Returning to regular programming this fall, six New York–based shows we’ve watched every minute of. Below, a back-to-school refresher. On the heels of Ali G and Ricky Gervais, two Commonwealth comedies try importing funny. Everybody’s favorite serial killer–forensics expert returns plus the final season of ER and the new KITT. Are you 13? A history buff? The hit Fox show that premiered in 1990 and cleared a path for The O.C., Gossip Girl, and yes, even The Hills, returns this season in an updated version. The new NBC drama My Own Worst Enemy sounds like Bourne Identity Lite. If last year’s finale is any indication, there will be a relationship besides Jim-and-Pam to gossip about at The Office.

Fall Preview 2008: TV