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Announcing TV Club’s fall 2014 lineup

Sorry, Bad Judge
Sorry, Bad Judge

Two weeks ago, the ignorant squawks issuing from Utopia signaled the beginning of the 2014-15 TV season, but network schedules won’t truly snap to life until tonight, September 22. In recognition of that snooze-button approach to returning shows and new premieres, TV Club’s own fall lineup has been a little slow to come together this year. Rest assured, however, that we’ll be watching right along with you tonight and every night through May (or whenever the season decided to end in this kooky modern-day TV landscape), offering the Internet’s best television analysis from the most engaged (and frequently funny) critics.


Unfortunately, to make additions, there must also be subtractions, so while we welcome potential new favorites like Gotham, Marry Me, and The Affair, we must bid farewell to old stalwarts like The Vampire Diaries and Once Upon A Time. (Each of which will will receive an additional farewell in a season-premiere review.) It’s all part of The A.V. Club’s continuing efforts to think and write about TV outside of weekly, episodic reviews, efforts you’ll see in new feature types in the coming months, as well as the type of drop-in write ups that we’ve most recently tried with Project Runway. We’re also experimenting with more dual-show reviews, with an approach we first tried with Switched At Birth and The Fosters applied to The Middle and The Goldbergs. We recognize that the ways in which people watch TV are changing, and we hope The A.V. Club’s coverage of the medium can reflect that, within and without TV Club. (As for the TV Club Classic faithful: That feature continues on its reduced schedule, with Lost and Twilight Zone reviews returning soon. Reviews of the Simpsons eighth season—or “Grimey,” as they liked to be called—begin the first Sunday of October.)

And now, without further ado, the 2014-15 TV Club lineup, ironclad and dependable (until one of the new shows is inevitably canceled). You’ll find the network and reviewer info, broadcast times (in Eastern), and premiere dates (if they haven’t already occurred) in parentheses. New series denoted in bold


Gotham (Fox, 8 p.m.; premieres 9/22. Reviews by Oliver Sava)
Gravity Falls (Disney XD, 8:30 p.m. Reviews by Alasdair Wilkins)
Sleepy Hollow (Fox, 9 p.m.; returns 9/22. Reviews by Zack Handlen)


Selfie (ABC, 8 p.m.; premieres 9/30. Reviews by Sonia Saraiya)
The Flash (The CW, 8 p.m.; premieres 10/7/2014. Reviews by Scott Von Doviak)
New Girl (Fox, 9 p.m. Reviews by Erik Adams)
Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9 p.m; returns 9/23. Reviews by Oliver Sava)
Marry Me (NBC, 9 p.m.; premieres 10/14/2014. Reviews by Molly Eichel)
The Mindy Project (Fox, 9:30 p.m. Reviews by Gwen Ihnat)
Person Of Interest (CBS, 10 p.m.; returns 9/23. Reviews by Alexa Planje)
Sons Of Anarchy (FX, 10 p.m. Reviews by Zack Handlen)



The Middle/The Goldbergs (ABC, 8 p.m./8:30 p.m.; returns 9/24. Reviews by Will Harris)
Survivor (CBS, 8 p.m.; returns 9/24. Reviews by Carrie Raisler)
Arrow (The CW, 8 p.m.; returns 10/8. Reviews by Alasdair Wilkins)
Modern Family (ABC, 9 p.m.; returns 9/24. Reviews by Joshua Alston)
Black-ish (ABC, 9:30 p.m.; premieres 9/24. Reviews by Pilot Viruet)
South Park (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.; returns 9/24. Josh Modell/Eric Thurm)
American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX, 10 p.m.; premieres 10/8. Reviews by Erik Adams)
Key & Peele (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.; returns 9/24. Reviews by Brandon Nowalk)



Scandal (ABC, 9 p.m.; returns 9/25. Reviews by Sonia Saraiya)
Reign (The CW, 9 p.m.; returns 10/2. Reviews by Genevieve Valentine/Caroline Framke)
Gracepoint (Fox, 9 p.m.; premieres 10/2. Reviews by Gwen Ihnat)
A To Z (NBC, 9:30 p.m.; premieres 10/2. Reviews by Brandon Nowalk)
How To Get Away With Murder (ABC, 10 p.m.; premieres 9/25. Reviews by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya)
Parenthood (NBC, 10 p.m.; returns 9/25. Reviews by Carrie Raisler)
Elementary (CBS, 10 p.m.; returns 10/30. Reviews by Myles McNutt)



The Knick (Cinemax, 10 p.m. Reviews by Brandon Nowalk)
Constantine (NBC, 10 p.m.; premieres 10/24. Reviews by Brandon Nowalk)



Doctor Who (BBC America, 9 p.m. Reviews by Alasdair Wilkins)
Saturday Night Live (NBC, 11:30 p.m.; returns 9/27. Reviews by Dennis Perkins)



Bob’s Burgers (Fox, 7:30 p.m.; returns 10/5/2014. Reviews by Alasdair Wilkins)
The Simpsons (Fox, 8 p.m.; returns 9/28. Reviews by Dennis Perkins)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 8:30 p.m.; returns 9/28. Reviews by LaToya Ferguson)
The Walking Dead (AMC, 9 p.m.; returns 10/12/2014. Reviews by Zack Handlen)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO, 9 p.m.; reviews by Genevieve Valentine)
The Newsroom (HBO, 9 p.m.; returns 11/9. Reviews by Sonia Saraiya)
Homeland (Showtime, 9 p.m. 10/5; reviews by Sonia Saraiya)
The Good Wife (CBS, 9:30 p.m.; reviews by Sonia Saraiya)
The Affair (Showtime, 10 p.m.; premieres 10/12. Reviews by Carrie Raisler)