This Week on TV – 9/21/08-9/27/08

Welcome to a new week of TV! This week is packed full of premieres. A few series premieres, a TON of season premieres. So have fun! 😀 Jump with me to see this week’s schedule!


Sunday is the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC at 8/7c. If you really are interested, there is a 1-hour special beforehand, at 7/6c, Jimmy Kimmel’s Big Night of Stars, also at ABC.

Also on tonight:

  • *Special*60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – ABC @ 8/7c (3-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*Football Night In America – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Special*Jimmy Kimmel’s Big Night of Stars – ABC @ 7/6c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers – NBC @ 8:15/7:15c
  • *New*Army Wives – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Brooke Knows Best – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Entourage – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*I Love Money – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Sandhogs – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Skins – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*True Blood – HBO @ 9/8c


Monday is the series premiere of Worst Week on CBS at 9:30/8:30c. Sam Briggs is an entertainment magazine editor who will do anything to please his girlfriend’s parents … but instead becomes a one-man wrecking crew whenever he’s around them. Sam and his girlfriend, Melanie Clayton, have only one hurdle left to clear as they start their life together: breaking the news to Mel’s conservative parents that they have a wedding in the works and a baby on the way.

Tonight is also the season premiere of 7 shows! The comedy block on CBS followed by CSI: Miami at 10/9c and the 2-hour premiere of Heroes on NBC at 9/8c. If you are a Heroes fan, check out the 1-hour preview, Heroes: Countdown to the Premiere on NBC at 8/7c. Finally, the 2-hour season premiere of Dancing With the Stars on ABC starts at 8/7c followed by Boston Legal at 10/9c.

Tonight is also the season finale of Top Gear on BBC America at 8/7c, New York Goes to Hollywood at 10/9c and Luke’s Parental Advisory at 10:30/9:30c, both on VH1.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Luke’s Parental Advisory – VH1 @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Finale*New York Goes to Hollywood – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Top Gear – BBC America @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*Worst Week – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Boston Legal – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*CSI: Miami – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Dancing With the Stars – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Heroes – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*How I Met Your Mother – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Premiere*The Big Bang Theory – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Two and a Half Men – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Heroes: Countdown to the Premiere – NBC @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football: New York Jets at San Diego Chargers – ESPN @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Charlie Jade – SciFi @ 3AM/2AMc (Monday night/Tuesday morning)
  • *New*Dr. 90210 – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Gossip Girl – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*I Want to Work for Diddy – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein – Discovery @ 10/9c
  • *New*My Super Sweet 16 Presents: Exiled – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*One Tree Hill – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Prison Break – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Raising the Bar – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Hills – MTV @ 10/9c


Tuesday is the series premiere of Opportunity Knocks on ABC at 8/7c. How well do you know your family? Do you know each other well enough that, if given the opportunity, your family could win a houseful of flat-screen TVs, kitchen appliances, concert tickets, a car or even receive scholarship money for your children’s education? In what could be considered the return of family game night, those dream-of-a-lifetime prizes and more could turn into reality when opportunity comes knocking on the doors of some lucky families.

Tonight is also the series premiere of The Mentalist on CBS at 9/8c. Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation. Within the Bureau, Jane is notorious for his blatant lack of protocol and his semi-celebrity past as a psychic medium, whose paranormal abilities he now admits he feigned. Jane’s role in cracking a series of tough high-profile cases is greatly valued by his fellow agents. However, no-nonsense Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon openly resists having Jane in her unit and alternates between reluctantly acknowledging Jane’s usefulness and blasting him for his theatrics, narcissism and dangerous lack of boundaries. Lisbon’s team includes agents Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby and rookie member Grace Van Pelt, who all think Jane’s a loose cannon but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases.

Tonight is also the season premiere of 3 shows. First up on CBS are NCIS at 8/7c and Without a Trace at 10/9c. Also tonight is the premiere of Law & Order: SVU on NBC at 10/9c.

Tonight’s sole season finale is Pam: Girl On the Loose on E! at 10/9c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Pam: Girl On the Loose – E! @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Opportunity Knocks – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*The Mentalist – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Law & Order: SVU – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*NCIS – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Without a Trace – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*90210 – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Dancing With the Stars – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Eureka – SciFi @ 9/8c (Summer Finale)
  • *New*Fringe – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*From G’s to Gents – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Greek – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*House – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Jail – My Network TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Lincoln Heights – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*Making the Band – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Privileged – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Street Patrol – My Network TV @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*The Biggest Loser – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Cleaner – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*The First 48 – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Shield – FX @ 10/9c


Wednesday is the series premiere of Knight Rider on NBC at 8/7c. Mike (Justin Bruening) and KITT (voiced by Val Kilmer) are assigned a seemingly easy package delivery until they realize the package is actually a man with vital top secret code decryption built into his DNA. The mission gets complicated when the enemies, including a mysterious woman (guest star Paula Garces, “The Shield”), seem to know a great deal about Mike and a past he can’t recall. Deanna Russo, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Paul Campbell, Yancey Arias and Bruce Davison star. Smith Cho recurs.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Gary Unmarried on CBS at 8:30/7:30c. It stars Jay Mohr and Paula Marshall in a comedy about Gary Brooks, a recently single painting contractor, and his controlling ex-wife, Allison, who face post-divorce mayhem after 15 years of marriage as they each embark on new relationships. He’s the fun parent and she’s the strict one. Together, they share custody of their two children – Louise a politically correct and environmentally conscious 11-year-old, and Tom their socially awkward 14-year-old son who is nervous around girls. Charming and acerbic, Gary hasn’t dated since the split, but finally connects with Vanessa a single mother whose condo he was hired to paint. He dreads telling Allison about Vanessa because it doesn’t adhere to her belief in their marriage counselor’s book, “Rules for the Perfect Divorce.” However, when Allison tells him that she’s engaged to their shrink, all bets are off and Gary decides it’s time to move forward. Now, in pursuit of post-marriage happiness, Gary must juggle his eclectic world of an ex-wife, their two kids, their shrink and his gorgeous new girlfriend.

Tonight is also the season premiere of 4 shows. First up is The New Adventures of Old Christine on CBS at 8/7c. Then at 9/8c is Criminal Minds on CBS, followed by CSI: NY at 10/9c. Also at 10/9c is the premiere of Lipstick Jungle on NBC.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Gary Unmarried – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Series Premiere*Knight Rider – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Criminal Minds – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*CSI: NY – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Lipstick Jungle – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*The New Adventures of Old Christine – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Special*David Blaine: Dive of Death – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*America’s Next Top Model – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Bones – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Criss Angel: Mindfreak – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Dancing With the Stars – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Destination Truth – SciFi @ 10/9c
  • *New*Do Not Disturb – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Dog the Bounty Hunter – A&E @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters – SciFi @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jurassic Fight Club – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Mythbusters – Discovery @ 9/8c
  • *New*Project Runway – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Sons of Anarchy – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Real World/Road Rules Challenge – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Til Death – FOX @ 9/8c


Thursday is the season premiere of 6 shows. At 8/7c, there is My Name Is Earl on NBC (which is followed by a 2nd new episode at 8:30/7:30c), Survivor on CBS (2-Hours) & Ugly Betty on ABC. Then at 9/8c is Grey’s Anatomy on ABC (2-Hours), The Office on NBC. Finally, at 10/9c is ER on NBC.

Tonight is also the season finales of Dragons’ Den on BBC America at 9/8c and The Cho Show on VH1 at 11/10c & 11:30/10:30c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Dragons’ Den – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Cho Show – VH1 @ 11/10c & 11:30/10:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Premiere*ER – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Grey’s Anatomy – ABC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*My Name is Earl – NBC @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Survivor – CBS @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Office – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Ugly Betty – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Destroyed in Seconds – Discovery @ 9/8c
  • *New*Glam God with Vivica A. Fox – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – FX @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:03c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Jacked: Auto Theft Task Force – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Kitchen Nightmares – FOX @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Smallville – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Supernatural – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tabatha’s Salon Takeover – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Principal’s Office – TruTV @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Top Pop Group – MTV @ 10/9c


Friday is the season finale of Country Fried Home Videos on CMT at 9:30/8:30c, followed by a special at 10/9c. Also tonight is the 1-hour season finale of Gone Country on CMT at 8/7c and the 1-hour season finale of Grizzly Man Diaries on Animal Planet at 9/8c.

Tonight is the 2008 Presidential Debate at 9/8c on ABC, CBS, FOX & NBC. Then at 10:30/9:30c is a Presidential Debate Analysis on ABC.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Country Fried Home Videos – CMT @ 9:30/8:30c & 10/9c (Season Finale Followed by Special)
  • *Season Finale*Gone Country – CMT @ 8/7c (1-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Grizzly Man Diaries – Animal Planet @ 9/8c (1-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Special*Presidential Debate – ABC, CBS, FOX & NBC @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Presidential Debate Analysis – ABC @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*America’s Toughest Jobs – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Gangland – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Outsider’s Inn – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Stargate: Atlantis – SciFi @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Who Are You Wearing – TLC @ 7/6c


Saturday is a new episode of Primeval on BBC America at 9/8c and Trading Spaces on TLC at 10/9c.

Also on tonight:

  • *New*Primeval – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Trading Spaces – TLC @ 10/9c

Have a great week everyone! Enjoy all the new shows!

— Jenny

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2 Responses to This Week on TV – 9/21/08-9/27/08

  1. Luke P says:

    Tuesday’s NBC Premiere is Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

  2. Jenny says:

    Oops, sure enough. I meant to put that, but… lol Thanks. 🙂