Fall TV 2012: When Are Your Favorite Shows Coming Back?

Fall TV kicked off a little early this year, with NBC showing early premieres of new shows Go On and Animal Practice, and launching the second season of Grimm mid-August. But when do the other shows come back? Keep reading!

As per TV Breakroom’s focus, this list only includes live-action, scripted shows. (For those who simply must have their competition TV: The Voice comes back 9/10; The X Factor, 9/13;  Survivor, 9/19; DWTS, 9/24;  and The Amazing Race, 9/30.) We’re also listing by day of the week, so you can get a better idea of which shows you can watch live and when you’ll need to start using your DVR or watching some shows online later. This is mostly for broadcast shows, but a few cable ones will be listed as well. All times listed are Eastern, and new shows are in bold.


September 16:

9PM – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

September 30:

8PM – Once Upon a Time (ABC)

9PM – Dexter (Showtime)

9PM – The Good Wife (CBS)

9PM – Revenge (ABC)

10PM – 666 Park Avenue (ABC)

10PM – Homeland (Showtime)

10PM – The Mentalist (CBS)

October 14:

9PM – The Walking Dead (AMC)



September 3:

8PM – Switched at Birth (ABC Family)

September 17:

8PM – Bones (Fox)

9PM – The Mob Doctor (Fox)

10PM – Revolution (NBC)

September 24:

8PM – How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

8:30PM – Partners (CBS)

9PM – 2 Broke Girls (CBS)

9:30PM – Mike & Molly (CBS)

10PM – Castle (ABC)

10PM – Hawaii Five-O (CBS)

October 8:

8PM – 90210 (The CW)

9PM – Gossip Girl (The CW)



September 11:

9PM – Go On (NBC – time period premiere)

9:30PM – The New Normal (NBC)

10PM – Parenthood (NBC)

10PM – Sons of Anarchy (FX)

September 25:


8PM – New Girl (Fox – special episode)

8:30PM – Ben & Kate (Fox)

9PM – NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

9PM – New Girl (Fox – time period premiere)

9:30 – The Mindy Project (Fox)

10PM – Private Practice (ABC)

10PM – Vegas (CBS)

October 2:

8PM – Hart of Dixie (The CW)

8PM – Raising Hope (Fox)

October 16:

9PM – Emily Owens, MD (The CW)

10PM – Covert Affairs (USA – season resumes after 9/18 summer finale)

October 23:

9PM – Happy Endings (ABC)

9:30PM – Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 (ABC)



September 12:

10PM – Guys With Kids (NBC – preview sneak peek)

September 26:

8PM – Animal Practice (NBC – time period premiere)

8PM – Criminal Minds (CBS)

8PM – The Middle (ABC – one hour premiere)

8:30PM – Guys With Kids (NBC – time period premiere)

9PM – Law & Order: SVU (NBC – two hour premiere)

9PM – Modern Family (ABC)

9:30 – The Neighbors (ABC)

10PM – CSI (CBS)

October 3:

8:30PM – The Neighbors (ABC – time period premiere)

9PM – Supernatural (The CW)

October 10:

8PM – Arrow (The CW)

10PM – Chicago Fire (NBC)

10PM – Nashville (ABC)

October 17:

9:30PM – Suburgatory (ABC)



September 13:

9PM – Glee (Fox)

September 20:

8:30PM – Up All Night (NBC)

9PM – The Office (NBC)

9:30PM – Parks and Recreation (NBC)

September 27:

8PM – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

8PM – Last Resort (ABC)

8:30PM – Two and a Half Men (CBS)

9PM – Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

9PM – Person of Interest (CBS)

10PM – Elementary (CBS)

10PM – Scandal (ABC)

October 4:

8PM – 30 Rock (NBC)

October 11:

8PM – The Vampire Diaries (The CW)

9PM – Beauty and the Beast (The CW)



September 21:

10PM – Haven (Syfy)

September 28:


9PM – Fringe (Fox)

9PM – Grimm (NBC – time period premiere)

9PM – Made in Jersey (CBS)

10PM – Blue Bloods (CBS)

October 19:

8PM – Whitney (NBC)

8:30PM – Community (NBC)

9PM – Nikita (The CW)

October 26:

8PM – Touch (Fox)

November 2:

8PM – Last Man Standing (ABC)

8:30PM – Malibu Country (ABC)

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2 thoughts on “Fall TV 2012: When Are Your Favorite Shows Coming Back?”

  1. What an awesome guide! I will definitely be referencing this; it’s so hard for me to remember when shows start up again because I watch so many. I work nights at my job at Dish, so I never get to watch anything live anymore. Fortunately, I have a Hopper, and with the Prime Time Anytime feature, I don’t have to worry about missing any of them. It records every prime time show on all four major networks every single night. It’s nice to know I don’t have to worry about getting my DVR timers mixed up. So excited for fall TV to be back!

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