The Season in TV

The Beautiful LifePhoto: Takashi Seida/Courtesy of The CW Network, LLC

September 8
*Melrose Place
New, but probably not improved (9 p.m.; CW).

September 9
America’s Next Top Model (8 p.m.; CW).
So You Think You Can Dance (8 p.m.; Fox)

September 10
*The Vampire Diaries
Twilight-esque drama (8 p.m.; CW).
Supernatural (9 p.m.; CW)

September 14
Gossip Girl
OMG! (9 p.m.; CW).

September 15
The Biggest Loser(8 p.m.; NBC)

September 16
*The Beautiful Life
Ashton Kutcher’s show about models living in NYC. We suspect the title is meant ironically. (9 p.m.; CW).

September 17
Survivor: Samoa
Season nineteen, if you can believe it (8 p.m.; CBS).
Our favorite bickering snoops since Mulder and Scully (8 p.m.; Fox).

September 20
*Bored to Death,
A sitcom starring Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, and the always sublime Ted Danson (9:30 p.m.; HBO).

September 21
Dancing With the Stars (8 p.m.; ABC)
House (8 p.m.; Fox)
Accidentally on Purpose
Jenna Elfman as a film critic (8:30 p.m.; CBS).

September 22
*NCIS: Los Angeles
The spin-off of the mysteriously popular NCIS, which returns tonight (9 p.m.; CBS).
*The Forgotten
Christian Slater investigates unidentified murders (10 p.m.; ABC).

September 23
Another show about nurses—suddenly as ubiquitous as vampires (8 p.m.; NBC).
*Gary Unmarried
Jay Mohr as a newly single dad (8:30 p.m.; CBS).
*Cougar Town
Starring Courteney Cox, as a desperate ex-wife (9:30 p.m.; ABC).

September 24
Grey’s Anatomy
How will Katherine Heigl offend the show’s producers this year? (9 p.m.; ABC)
Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m.; NBC)

September 27
*The Cleveland Show
Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy spin-off (8:30 p.m.; Fox.) is followed by his Family Guy (9 p.m.) and American Dad (9:30 p.m.). Hey, MacFarlane, just buy the network!

September 28
ER with EMTs (9 p.m.; NBC).

September 30
Kelsey Grammer as a CEO who loses all his dough (8 p.m.; ABC).

November 3
The anticipated remake of the ’80s miniseries. Alien lizards! (ABC)

*= New Show

The Season in TV