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TV Club announces fall schedule, death of hope for all you Guys With Kids super-fans

So it’s come to this.

The A.V. Club once again wishes to welcome you to our fall TV coverage, in which we will be covering several dozen series, new and returning, on a regular basis, each episode receiving our patented episodic review treatment, the sort that Hollywood has come to fear. (Okay, the sort that Hollywood is basically unaware of, but the sort that we like to think is really super-impressive.) In fact, some of those series are returning tonight! We’re adding fewer new series this year than we did last year, but we’re also bringing back lots and lots of your favorites (and some of the ones you’re less excited by). As always, we’ll be giving new shows six episodes before we make any ultimate calls on them—and this year, we’ll be reviewing both the first and the seventh episode of the new network shows we don’t add, just in case Chicago Fire somehow turns into the greatest show in history while you’re not watching.


Anyway, here’s our schedule, complete with times, return dates, and the people covering these shows. An asterisk indicates a show we dropped coverage of, but will be re-adding. Plain boldface indicates a show that’s new to our regular coverage schedule. Shows we already cover that will extend into at least October have been included as well. All times are Eastern. Expect a TV Club Classic schedule for the fall and winter in late October.

Adventure Time (7:30 p.m., Cartoon Network, ongoing, Oliver Sava)
Alphas (8 p.m., Syfy, ongoing, Todd VanDerWerff)
How I Met Your Mother (8 p.m., CBS, returns Sept. 24, Donna Bowman)
Regular Show (8 p.m., Cartoon Network, ongoing, Alasdair Wilkins)
Switched At Birth (8 p.m., ABC Family, ongoing, Carrie Raisler)
The Voice (8 p.m., NBC, returns today, Caroline Framke)
2 Broke Girls (9 p.m., CBS, returns Sept. 24, Pilot Viruet)
The L.A. Complex (9 p.m., The CW, ongoing, Phil Dyess-Nugent)
RuPaul's Drag Race (9 p.m., Logo, returns Oct. 22, OS)
Castle (10 p.m., ABC, returns Sept. 24, PDN)
Revolution (10 p.m., NBC, debuts Sept. 17, Les Chappell)
The Inbetweeners (10:30 p.m., MTV, ongoing, Margaret Eby)

30 For 30 (8 p.m., ESPN, returns Oct. 2, various)
Raising Hope (8 p.m., Fox, returns Oct. 2, PDN)
Ben & Kate (8:30 p.m., Fox, debuts Sept. 25, Molly Eichel)
Frontline (9 p.m. (check local listings), PBS, returns Sept. 26, various)
Go On (9 p.m., NBC, returns Tuesday, Sonia Saraiya)
Happy Endings (9 p.m., ABC, returns Oct. 23, David Sims)
New Girl (9 p.m., Fox, returns Sept. 25 at 8 and 9 p.m., Erik Adams)
Don't Trust The B—— In Apt. 23 (9:30 p.m., ABC, returns Oct. 23, Emily Guendelsberger)
The Mindy Project (9:30 p.m., Fox, debuts Sept. 25, DS)
Parenthood (10 p.m., NBC, returns Tuesday, TV)
Sons Of Anarchy (10 p.m., FX, returns Tuesday, Zack Handlen)
Underemployed (10 p.m., MTV, debuts Oct. 16, Farihah Zaman)
Vegas (10 p.m., CBS, debuts Sept. 25, PDN)

Animal Practice (8 p.m., NBC, returns Sept. 26, Eby)
Arrow (8 p.m., The CW, debuts Oct. 10, AW)
The Middle (8 p.m., ABC, returns Sept. 26, Will Harris)
Survivor (8 p.m., CBS, returns Sept. 19, CR)
The X Factor (8 p.m., Fox, returns Wednesday, Jessica Jardine)
The Neighbors (8:30 p.m., ABC, debuts Sept. 26 at 9:30 p.m., Dennis Perkins)
Modern Family (9 p.m., ABC, returns Sept. 26, DB)
Supernatural (9 p.m., The CW, returns Oct. 3, PDN)
Suburgatory (9:30 p.m., ABC, returns Oct. 17, Brandon Nowalk)
American Horror Story (10 p.m., FX, returns Oct. 17, TV)
The Hour (10 p.m., BBC America, returns November, TV)
Nashville (10 p.m., ABC, debuts Oct. 10, TV)
South Park (10 p.m., Comedy Central, returns Sept. 26, Ryan McGee and Marcus Gilmer)


30 Rock (8 p.m., NBC, returns Oct. 4, PV)
The Big Bang Theory (8 p.m., CBS, returns Sept. 27, OS)
Last Resort (8 p.m., ABC, debuts Sept. 27, Scott Von Doviak)
The Vampire Diaries (8 p.m., The CW, returns Oct. 11, CR)
Up All Night (8:30 p.m., NBC, returns Sept. 20, Eby)
Burn Notice (9 p.m., USA, returns Nov. 8, SVD)
Glee (9 p.m., Fox, returns Thursday, BN)
The Office (9 p.m., NBC, returns Sept. 20, EA)
Person Of Interest* (9 p.m., CBS, returns Sept. 27, PDN)
Project Runway (9 p.m., Lifetime, ongoing, John Teti)
Parks And Recreation (9:30 p.m., NBC, returns Sept. 20, Steve Heisler)
Elementary (10 p.m., CBS, debuts Sept. 27, Myles McNutt)
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (10 p.m., FX, returns Oct. 11, EG)
Scandal (10 p.m., ABC, returns Sept. 27, RM)
The League (10:30 p.m., FX, returns Oct. 11, Eby)
Childrens Hospital (12 a.m., adult swim, ongoing, DS)
NTSF: SD: SUV:: (12 a.m., adult swim, ongoing, Kevin McFarland)

Community (8:30 p.m., NBC, returns Oct. 19, TV)
Boss (9 p.m., Starz, ongoing, SS)
Fringe (9 p.m., Fox, returns Sept. 28, Noel Murray)
Gravity Falls (9 p.m., Disney, ongoing, AW)
Grimm (9 p.m., NBC, returns Sept. 28, KM)
Nikita (9 p.m., The CW, returns Oct. 19, to be announced)
Hunted (10 p.m., Cinemax, debuts Oct. 19, TBA)
Strike Back (10 p.m., Cinemax, ongoing, MM)


Doctor Who (9 p.m., BBC America, ongoing, Keith Phipps)
Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m., NBC, returns Saturday, DS)

The Thick Of It (7 p.m., Hulu, ongoing, DS)
The Amazing Race (8 p.m., CBS, returns Sept. 30, SVD)
Call The Midwife (8 p.m. (check local listings), PBS, debuts Sept. 30, BN)
Once Upon A Time (8 p.m., ABC, returns Sept. 30, OS)
The Simpsons (8 p.m., Fox, returns Sept. 30, TBA)
Bob's Burgers (8:30 p.m., Fox, returns Sept. 30, Rowan Kaiser)
Boardwalk Empire (9 p.m., HBO, returns Sunday, NM)
Dexter (9 p.m., Showtime, returns Sept. 30, Joshua Alston)
Family Guy (9 p.m., Fox, returns Sept. 30, KM)
The Good Wife (9 p.m., CBS, returns Sept. 30, DS)
Hell On Wheels (9 p.m., AMC, ongoing, AW)
Revenge (9 p.m., ABC, returns Sept. 30, CR)
The Walking Dead (9 p.m., AMC, returns Oct. 14, ZH)
American Dad (9:30 p.m., Fox, returns Sept. 30, KM)
666 Park Avenue (10 p.m., ABC, debuts Sept. 30, ZH)
Copper (10 p.m., BBC America, ongoing, FZ)
Homeland (10 p.m., Showtime, returns Sept. 30, TV)
Treme (10 p.m., HBO, returns Sept. 23, KP)


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