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It's Labor Day, the traditional end to the summer, which means that all over this fine land of ours, state fairs are closing up shop, children are warily eying the local schoolhouse, and local politicians are robustly giving speeches in support of the local Smithies' Guild at the annual Labor Day Festival and Parade. Or, this being 2010, it means everyone has realized the multiplex is full of mostly shitty movies for another couple of weeks, and those of you with jobs have probably foregone the spirit of the season to actually work today, weeping with gratitude for still having an ever-diminishing paycheck.


But fear not! Fall TV is just around the corner, and with it, another fall TV Club season. FX and The CW get a jump on everybody by debuting their new shows this week, and then others will roll out over the course of the next few months. As always, we'll be reviewing all new shows of the fall at TV Club, starting with this week's offerings, but we've also got an ambitious lineup of new series, returning series, and classic series we'll be covering week to week at TV Club.

What are those series? We're glad you asked.


The Big C (10 p.m. Eastern, Showtime): Claire Zulkey (ongoing)
Chuck (8 p.m., NBC): Steve Heisler (returns Sept. 20)
The Event (9 p.m., NBC): Joshua Alston (debuts Sept. 20)
House (8 p.m., Fox): Zack Handlen (returns Sept. 20)
LoneStar (9 p.m., Fox): Todd VanDerWerff (debuts Sept. 20)
How I Met Your Mother (8 p.m., CBS): Donna Bowman (returns Sept. 20)
Men of a Certain Age (10 p.m., TNT): Noel Murray (returns Nov. 29)



30 for 30 (8 p.m., ESPN): NM, Leonard Pierce, Scott Tobias, and TV (ongoing)
Glee (8 p.m., Fox): TV (returns Sept. 21)
The Good Wife (10 p.m., CBS): David Sims (returns Sept. 28)
In Treatment (9 p.m., HBO): TV (returns Oct. 25-26)
No Ordinary Family (8 p.m., ABC): Rowan Kaiser (debuts Sept. 28)
Parenthood (10 p.m., NBC): TV (returns Sept. 14)
Running Wilde (9:30 p.m., Fox): SH (debuts Sept. 21)
Sons of Anarchy (10 p.m., FX): ZH (returns Tuesday)



Cougar Town (9:30 p.m., ABC): TV (returns Sept. 22)
Friday Night Lights (9 p.m., DirecTV): Keith Phipps (returns Oct. 27)
Modern Family (9 p.m., ABC): DB (returns Sept. 22)
The Sopranos (12 p.m., Classic): TV (returns Nov. 3)
South Park (10 p.m, Comedy Central): Sean O'Neal and Josh Modell (returns Oct. 6)
Terriers (10 p.m., FX): NM (debuts Wednesday)
Top Chef (9 p.m., Bravo): ST (ongoing)
Undercovers (8 p.m., NBC): JA (debuts Sept. 22)



30 Rock (8:30 p.m., NBC): Nathan Rabin (returns Sept. 23)
The Big Bang Theory (8 p.m., CBS): TV (returns Sept. 23)
Community (8 p.m., NBC): TV (returns Sept. 23)
Fringe (9 p.m., Fox): NM (returns Sept. 23)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (10 p.m., FX): DS (returns Sept. 16)
The Office (9 p.m., NBC): To be announced. (returns Sept. 23)
Project Runway (9 p.m., Lifetime): John Teti (ongoing)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (10 a.m., Classic): ZH (ongoing)



Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel (12 p.m., Classic): NM (returns Oct. 15)
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (10 p.m., IFC): CZ (debuts Oct. 1)
Supernatural (9 p.m., The CW): ZH (returns Sept. 24)



The X-Files (12 p.m., Classic): ZH/TV (returns Sept. 25)


Boardwalk Empire (9 p.m., HBO): NM (debuts Sept. 19)
Bored to Death (10 p.m., HBO): SH (returns Sept. 26)
Dexter (9 p.m., Showtime): TV (returns Sept. 26)
Eastbound and Down (10:30 p.m., HBO): NR (returns Sept. 26)
Fox animated shows (8 p.m., Fox): TV (most return Sept. 26; American Dad returns Oct. 3)
Luther (10 p.m, BBC America): ST (debuts Oct. 24)
Mad Men (10 p.m., AMC): KP (ongoing)
Rubicon (9 p.m., AMC): TV (ongoing)
The Simpsons (Classic) (2 p.m., Classic): NR (ongoing)
The Venture Bros. (11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network): ZH (returns Sept. 12
The Walking Dead (10 p.m., AMC): LP (debuts Oct. 31)


And, of course, if it turns out that some show unexpectedly kicks ass, we'll add it somewhere down the line. We'll also likely be doing limited tryouts for a few other series, so if you think we missed something truly gobsmacking, let us know in comments. We can't guarantee we'll add it, but we might just cover the premiere, and then you can feel like you really made a difference.

Until fall kicks off tomorrow night with Sons of Anarchy, please enjoy the last day of your long weekend. Or don't. Whatever you feel like.


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