My Fall 2012 Must Watch TV List *Part 1* Returning Shows

Hey there Awesomologists:

There are times when you get home from a long day of work or school, and all you want to do is to veg out for a second. But sometimes you end up watching something totally ridiculous and you say to yourself “Why am I watching this?” Well I have a solution for all you lovely people out there!

A list of the Fall TV Line Up for 2012-13!

Returning Fall Shows

Grimm (NBC)
 Monday, Aug. 13 at 10/9c

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Where We Left Off: Juliette was in a coma after being scratched by Adalind’s evil tainted cat, Hank saw a Wesen transform from creature to human form, and Nick came face-to-face with The Woman in Black, who turned out to be the mother he thought was dead all these years.
What’s Next: Mama Burkhardt is now working with Nick, and Hank is seeking professional help to deal with what he saw. Hank also reconnects with a childhood friend (Mark Pellegrino) who happens to be a coyotl, and a mysterious sabertooth-like Wesen on a ship will wreak havoc. On the more positive side, we’ll see a lot more Rosalee since Bree Turner has been added as a series regular. Here’s hoping that budding romance with Monroe develops further.

Boss (Starz)
 Friday, Aug. 17 at 9/8c

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Where We Left Off: Election day was a dark day for Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, who learned that he had been betrayed by both his wife and his closest advisor, Ezra, who was murdered. No wonder Tom collapsed in the final moments of the Season 1 finale.

What’s Next: Now that Ezra is out, Tom will look for new faces to trust. New Kane allies includeGlee‘s Jonathan Groff as Kane’s naïve-but-determined new right-hand man and Family Guy‘s Sanaa Lathan as Kane’s new chief of staff. Even with a new support system, every day is a tense struggle as Kane’s degenerative neurological disorder worsens and threatens to potentially strike him down at any moment.

Parenthood (NBC)
 Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 10/9c

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Where We Left Off: Season 3 ended on a relatively happy note for the Bravermans: Crosby and Jasmine got hitched, Julia and Joel adopted a son, Crosby and Adam decided not to sell The Luncheonette and, in a big shocker, Mark proposed to Sarah.
What’s Next: While we don’t know if Sarah will say yes, Mark will be back, but he’ll have to fight guest star Ray Romano for her affection. Romance is also in the air for Amber, who will fall deeply in love this season, while her brother Drew suffers his first heartbreak. Julia and Joel will struggle to integrate new son Victor into the family, and Crosby and Jasmine will hit some bumps in the road as they try to define themselves as a married couple.

New Girl (Fox)
 Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c

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Where We Left Off: Although Nick considered moving back in with his ex-girlfriend, he freaked out about cohabitating and, after a drive to the desert in a U-Haul, decided to stay put. Meanwhile, Schmidt broke up with Cece, believing she would be better off without him.
What’s Next: Jess will lose her job, which will bring about major life changes. “What’s been great is that it kind of unhinges her,” creator Liz Meriwether says. “She’s really questioning every part of herself. … That leads her to try something she’s never tried before, which is to sleep with someone she hates and to continue to sleep with him.” Her new “sex interest” is played by Bent‘s David Walton, while Josh Gad will also attempt to woo Jess later this season. Still, that doesn’t mean Nick and Jess don’t have a chance. Plus: Schmidt will have some competition when Cece gets a new boyfriend.

Private Practice (ABC)
 Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10/9c

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Where We Left Off: After carrying her brainless baby to term, Amelia gave birth and donated the baby’s organs. Sam realized he wanted another family of his own and proposed to Addison. Although initially remorseless about the mercy killing of a patient Pete eventually changed his tune so he could be reunited with Violet.
What’s Next: We won’t have to wait long to find out whether Addison said yes to Sam’s proposal, as the series will jump ahead two to three months. Because it’s likely the final season, creator Shonda Rhimes promises more ambitious episodes, including a Rashomon-inspired hour featuring a story told from different points of view. Unfortunately, we won’t see Pete’s point of view as Tim Daly won’t return. Could his exit be related to the death coming this season?

Modern Family (ABC)
 Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c

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Where We Left Off: Cam and Mitchell missed out on a chance to adopt a new baby, but — surprise! — Gloria discovered she was pregnant! Meanwhile, Haley got into college!
What’s Next: Season 4 opens with the rest of the family learning about Gloria’s big news. Naturally Jay will be a little stressed out about being a father again, and poor Cam and Mitchell will be sad/jealous that their wait for a second child continues. The big question: How will big brother Manny react? And the bigger question: Can Haley survive college?

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
 Thursday, Sept. 27 at 8/7c

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Where We Left Off: Howard and Bernadette had a rooftop wedding just days before he blasted off into space, which the whole gang watched wistfully on TV. Leonard also awkwardly proposed to Penny in bed.

What’s Next: Howard will still be in space for a few episodes when Season 6 returns, but when he does land back on Earth, he will be emboldened by his other-worldly adventure. Howard and Bernadette’s living situation will also be resolved (to live with Mrs. Wolowitz or to not?), while Leonard and Penny will try to get on the same page about marriage. Sheldon and Amy’s baffling relationship will progress, and Raj will finally get a girlfriend! Hopefully it’s not Siri again.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
 Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9/8c

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Where We Left Off: After a plane carrying Meredith, Derek, Cristina, Mark, Arizona and Lexie crashed in the mountains, Lexie succumbed to her injuries. Meanwhile, back at Seattle Grace, Teddy left the hospital for a new job and April was let go after failing her boards. Plus: Bailey and Ben got engaged.
What’s Next: The premiere will jump ahead two to three months after the finale, but don’t worry: The second episode will flash back to the Stranded Six Five’s rescue in the mountains. Considering many of the doctors have taken jobs elsewhere, this season will take place at Seattle Grace and at least one other hospital. Eric Dane won’t return for the ninth season and the fate of Jessica Capshaw’s Arizona is still up in the air, but Meredith, Cristina and Derek will definitely survive, with the latter dealing with temporarily not being able to operate because of the damage to his hand. Plus: There’s a new crop of doctors, including Gaius Charles and Camilla Luddington.

Dexter (Showtime)
 Sunday, Sept. 30 at 9/8c

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Where We Left Off: Dexter delivered his own biblical form of vengeance upon Doomsday Killer Travis (guest star Colin Hanks). Unfortunately, Dexter wasn’t alone — Deb, who returned to the church to profess her love for her (adopted) brother, walked in just as Dexter plunged the knife in Travis’ chest.

What’s Next: The premiere will pick up immediately after the finale, with Dexter attempting to explain his actions to his sister. The season will explore the danger of Debra possibly turning Dexter in at any time. And after La Guerta discovers one of Dexter’s blood slides at the crime scene, she’ll go on her own quest to reinvestigate the Bay Harbor Butcher case. Plus: Chuck‘s Yvonne Strahovski plays a woman who once went on a killing spree with her boyfriend and is tasked with helping Miami Metro with a cold case.

Once Upon a Time (ABC)
 Sunday, Sept. 30 at 8/7c

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Where We Left Off: Emma and Regina were forced to work together to save Henry’s life after he ate the poisoned apple turnover meant for Emma. Emma got to the hospital just in time to witness Henry’s death. Devastated, Emma kissed Henry’s forehead, breaking the curse and causing everyone to remember who they truly are. But Rumpelstiltskin tricked Emma into giving him the true love potion, which he used to unleash magic upon Storybrooke.
What’s Next: Now that everyone remembers who they are, Season 2 will focus on redemption. (And yes, the question of why the fairy tale characters weren’t transported back to fairy tale land will also be addressed.) The Charming family reunion will happen early in the season and we’ll even learn the identity of Henry’s birth father! Captain Hook, Sleeping Beauty, Prince Phillip, Sir Lancelot, and Mulan are among the new characters popping up this season, while Maleficent, Bae and Sheriff Graham may also return.

Gossip Girl (The CW)
 Monday, Oct. 8 at 9/8c

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Where We Left Off: OMG, where do we begin? Serena helped leak Blair’s diary and when their friendship crumbled, Serena started using drugs again and slept with her dealer. Blair chose Chuck, who rejected her because of the reappearance of his father, which also resulted in the end of Lily and Rufus’ marriage. Dan left to work on the Infamous follow-up with Georgina. And Nate did… something.
What’s Next: The final 10 episodes kick off with everyone on the hunt for a missing S. Meanwhile, Blair will be determined to help Chuck take down his father. Dan’s new book promises to be more scandalous than his debut, and Nate becomes dead set on revealing the real Gossip Girl.

The Vampire Diaries (CW)
 Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8/7c

Photo Gallery: Returning Fall Shows: Where We Left Off

Where We Left Off: After Elena was in a car accident, she was “saved” by Meredith using vampire blood. The catch? She must now either die or transition into a vampire. Meanwhile, Bonnie helped Klaus take over Tyler’s body to save himself from being desiccated forever.
What’s Next: Since dying isn’t an option, you can count on Elena transitioning in the first episode. As the show explores Elena’s physical transformation, executive producer Julie Plec says this season will also show a lot of the emotional changes that the Mystic Falls gang will go through as they finish up their senior year. “Thematically, everything everyone is going through this season is right in line with a very human experience of reaching the end of your adolescence,” she says.” And as for the Tyler and Klaus situation? “We’re not losing either of them, they both live to see tomorrow,” Plec says. “We’ll have a little bit of fun with the mistaken identity part of the story, and then we’ll get Klaus back to being naughty, nasty Klaus.”

Happy Endings (ABC)
 Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 9/8c

Photo Gallery: Returning Fall Shows: Where We Left Off

Where we Left Off: Brad lost his job, while Penny realized that she has feelings for Dave — but Dave had his own hand-holding moment with Alex.
What’s Next: Dave and Alex will give it another go, but it won’t end well. At the same time, Penny will have a new boyfriend who might actually last longer than one episode. Meanwhile, unemployed Brad will have fun bumming around and we’ll finally meet Alex and Jane’s parents.

*Disclaimer: I do not recommend watching more than 2 hours of television a day!

Going tomorrow is part 2: Must watch new shows.

What shows are you watching this fall?

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