2010 Winter Premiere & Show Return Schedule

January 3
Brothers and Sisters (ABC), 9:00 PM/ET
Desperate Housewives (ABC), 10:00 PM/ET

January 4
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family), 8:00 PM/ET
Make It or Break It returns (ABC Family), 9:00 PM/ET

January 5
NCIS (CBS), 8:00 PM/ET
The Biggest Loser (NBC), 8:00 PM/ET
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS), 9:00 PM/ET
The Good Wife (CBS), 10:00 PM/ET

January 6
Nip/Tuck (FX), 10:00 PM/ET
The Goode Family (Comedy Central), 10:30 PM/ET

January 8
Bones (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET (Encore Episodes)
Ghost Whisperer (CBS), 8:00 PM/ET
Dollhouse (Fox), 9:00 PM/ET
Medium (CBS), 9:00 PM/ET
Numbers (CBS), 10:00 PM/ET

January 10
The Simpsons (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET (450th Milestone Episode)
The Simpsons (Fox), 8:30 PM/ET (20th Anniversary Special)
Chuck (NBC), 9:00 PM/ET (2 Hour Season Premiere)
Big Love (HBO), 10:00 PM/ET

January 11
Chuck (NBC), 8:00 PM/ET
Accidentally on Purpose returns (CBS), 8:30 PM/ET
How I Met Your Mother (CBS), 8:00 PM/ET
Heroes (NBC), 9:00 PM/ET
Two and a Half Men (CBS), 9:00 PM/ET
The Big Bang Theory (CBS), 9:30 PM/ET
CSI: Miami (CBS), 10:00 PM/ET

January 12
American Idol (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET (2 Hour Season Premiere)
Southland (TNT), 10:00 PM/ET

January 13
American Idol (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET (Season Premiere, Part 2)
Criminal Minds (CBS), 9:00 PM/ET
Our Little Genius (Fox), 9:00 PM/ET (Series Premiere)
CSI: NY (CBS), 10:00 PM/ET
Leverage (TNT), 10:00 PM/ET

January 14
Bones (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET
Parks and Recreation (NBC), 8:30 PM/ET
CSI (CBS), 9:00 PM/ET
Fringe (Fox), 9:00 PM/ET
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), 9:00 PM/ET
Archer (FX), 10:00 PM/ET
The Mentalist (CBS), 10:00 PM/ET
Private Practice (ABC), 10:00 PM/ET
Project Runway (Lifetime), 10:00 PM/ET

January 17
Human Target (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET (Series Premiere)
24 (Fox), 9:00 PM/ET (2 Hour Season Premiere)

January 18
24 (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET (2 Hour Season Premiere)
One Tree Hill (The CW), 8:00 PM/ET
Life Unexpected (The CW), 9:00 PM/ET

January 19
American Idol (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET
Our Little Genius (Fox), 9:00 PM/ET
White Collar (USA), 10:00 PM/ET

January 20
Human Target (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET

January 21
Vampire Diaries (The CW), 8:00 PM/ET
Supernatural (The CW), 9:00 PM/ET
Burn Notice (USA), 10:00 PM/ET

January 22
Smallville (The CW), 8:00 PM/ET
Caprica (Syfy), 9:00 PM/ET
Spartacus (Starz), 10:00 PM/ET

January 25
House (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET
24 (Fox), 9:00 PM/ET
Damages (FX), 10:00 PM/ET
Greek (ABC Family), 10:00 PM/ET

January 27
Psych (USA), 10:00 PM/ET

January 29
House (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET (Encore Episodes)
Kitchen Nightmares (Fox), 9:00 PM/ET

February 2
Lost (ABC), 9:00 PM/ET (2 Hour Season Premiere)

February 4
The Office (NBC), 9:00 PM/ET

February 5
Smallville: Absolute Justice (CW), 8:00 PM/ET (2 Hour Movie)

February 9
Lost (ABC), 9:00 PM/ET

February 11
Past Life (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET (2 Hour Series Premiere)

February 18
Past Life (Fox), 9:00 PM/ET

February 19
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO), 9:00 PM/ET

March 1
Parenthood (NBC), 9:00 PM/ET

March 4
FlashForward (ABC), 8:00 PM/ET

March 8
Life Unexpected (The CW), 8:00 PM/ET
Gossip Girl (The CW), 9:00 PM/ET

March 14
The Marriage Ref (NBC), 8:00 PM/ET
Sons of Tucson (Fox), 8:30 PM/ET (Series Premiere)
The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC), 9:00 PM/ET
The Pacific (HBO), 9:00 PM/ET
The Cleveland Show (Fox), 9:30 PM/ET

March 22
Nurse Jackie (Showtime), 10:00 PM/ET
United States of Tara (Showtime), 10:30 PM/ET

March 30
V (ABC), 10:00 PM/ET

March TBD
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Justified (FX)

April 1
Fringe (Fox), 9:00 PM/ET

April 11
The Tudors (Showtime), 9:00 PM/ET

April 13
American Idol (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET
Glee (Fox), 9:00 PM/ET

April 19
One Tree Hill (The CW), 8:00 PM/ET

2009 Fall TV Season Premiere Schedule

Fall 2009 Primetime Schedule

August 16
Mad Men (AMC), 10:00 PM/ET

September 5
Saturday Night Football (ABC), 8:00 PM/ET

September 8
90210 (The CW), 8:00 PM/ET
Melrose Place (The CW), 9:00 PM/ET

September 9
America’s Next Top Model (The CW), 8:00 PM/ET

September 10
Vampire Diaries (The CW), 8:00 PM/ET
Supernatural (The CW), 9:00 PM/ET

September 11
20/20 (ABC), 10:00 PM/ET
The Wanda Sykes Show (Fox), 11:00 PM/ET

September 12
COPS (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET
America’s Most Wanted (Fox), 9:00 PM/ET

September 13
Football Night in America (NBC), 7:00 PM/ET
NBC Sunday Night Football (NBC), 8:15 PM/ET

September 14
Gossip Girl (The CW), 8:00 PM/ET
One Tree Hill (The CW), 9:00 PM/ET
The Jay Leno Show (NBC), 10:00 PM/ET

September 15
The Biggest Loser (NBC), 8:00 PM/ET

September 16
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET
Glee (Fox), 9:00 PM/ET
The Beautiful Life (The CW), 9:00 PM/ET

September 17
Survivor: Samoa (CBS), 8:00 PM/ET
Bones (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update (NBC), 8:00 PM/ET
Parks and Recreation (NBC), 8:30 PM/ET
The Office (NBC), 9:00 PM/ET
Fringe (Fox), 9:00 PM/ET
Community [moves to 8:00 PM/ET October 8] (NBC), 9:30 PM/ET

September 18
Brothers (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET
Til Death (Fox), 8:30 PM/ET
Dollhouse (Fox), 9:00 PM/ET

September 21
Heroes (NBC), 8:00 PM/ET
Dancing with the Stars (ABC), 8:00 PM/ET
House [2 hour premiere] (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET
How I Met Your Mother (CBS), 8:00 PM/ET
Accidentally On Purpose (CBS), 8:30 PM/ET
Two and a Half Men (CBS), 9:00 PM/ET
The Big Bang Theory (CBS), 9:30 PM/ET
CSI: Miami (CBS), 10:00 PM/ET
Castle (ABC), 10:00 PM/ET

September 22
NCIS (CBS), 8:00 PM/ET
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS), 9:00 PM/ET
The Good Wife (CBS), 10:00 PM/ET
The Forgotten (ABC), 10:00 PM/ET

September 23
Dancing with the Stars (ABC), 8:00 PM/ET
Parenthood (NBC), 8:00 PM/ET
The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS), 8:00 PM/ET
Gary Unmarried (CBS), 8:30 PM/ET
Criminal Minds (CBS), 9:00 PM/ET
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC), 9:00 PM/ET
Modern Family (ABC), 9:00 PM/ET
Cougar Town (ABC), 9:30 PM/ET
CSI: NY (CBS), 10:00 PM/ET

September 24
Flash Forward (ABC), 8:00 PM/ET
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), 9:00 PM/ET
CSI (CBS), 9:00 PM/ET
The Mentalist (CBS), 10:00 PM/ET

September 25
Law and Order (NBC), 8:00 PM/ET
Smallville (The CW), 8:00 PM/ET
America’s Next Top Model [repeats] (The CW), 8:00 PM/ET
Ghost Whisperer (CBS), 8:00 PM/ET
Medium (CBS), 9:00 PM/ET
Southland (NBC), 9:00 PM/ET
Numbers (CBS), 10:00 PM/ET

September 26
Crimetime Saturday (CBS), 8:00 PM/ET
Dateline NBC (NBC), 8:00 PM/ET
Trauma [repeat] (NBC), 9:00 PM/ET
48 Hours Mystery (CBS), 10:00 PM/ET
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit [repeat] (NBC), 10:00 PM/ET
Saturday Night Live (NBC), 11:30 PM/ET

September 27
60 Minutes (CBS), 7:00 PM/ET
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC), 7:00 PM/ET
The Amazing Race (CBS), 8:00 PM/ET
The Simpsons (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET
The Cleveland Show (Fox), 8:30 PM/ET
Desperate Housewives (ABC), 9:00 PM/ET
Family Guy (Fox), 9:00 PM/ET
American Dad (Fox), 9:30 PM/ET
Cold Case (CBS), 10:00 PM/ET

September 28
Lie To Me (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET
Trauma (NBC), 9:00 PM/ET

September 29
Hell’s Kitchen (Fox), 8:00 PM/ET
Shark Tank (ABC), 8:00 PM/ET

September 30
Hank (ABC), 8:00 PM/ET
The Middle (ABC), 8:30 PM/ET

October 4
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC), 7:00 PM/ET
Three Rivers (CBS), 9:00 PM/ET

October 9
Ugly Betty (ABC), 8:00 PM/ET

October 15
30 Rock (NBC), 9:30 PM/ET

October 16
Supernanny (ABC), 8:00 PM/ET

Pilot News: The CW Bites into Vampire Diaries and Politics

Source: TV Guide

Not surprisingly, the box-office success of Twilight has led the CW to stake out some territory in the teens-and-vampires genre by picking up a pilot for Vampire Diaries, a Kevin Williamson-penned adaptation of a 15-year-old series of novels.

Similar to (and yet predating) Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight, Vampire Diaries revolves around a young heroine who is the object of obsession of two brothers — both vampires, one good and one … well, he’s more complicated. The bloodsucking siblings fight for her soul, as well as dibs on other residents within their small town.

Williamson (Dawson’s Creek, Scream) is penning the pilot with Julie Plec (Kyle XY), and will exec-produce.

The CW has also greenlit Body Politic, a Washington, D.C-set drama about young up-and-comers toiling for the nation’s capital.

Previously this winter, the CW gave a go-ahead to a “prequel” spin-off of Gossip Girl; Krysten Ritter (Veronica Mars) is the first announced cast member, playing a young Lily’s sister.

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