2008 / 2009 TV Schedules

This week saw several “upfronts,” in which TV networks announce their fall schedules to start selling commerical spots to advertisers. See the summary below. Note that a / between two shows in one timeslot indicates midseason replacement plans for early 2009.

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ABC











Dancing With The Stars



Samantha Who?



Boston Legal











CBS











The Big Bang Theory



How I Met Your Mother



Two and a Half Men



Worst Week



CSI: Miami











CW











Gossip Girl



One Tree Hill



















Fox











Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles / Dollhouse



Prison Break / 24



















NBC











Chuck



Heroes



My Own Worst Enemy / The Philanthropist














Tuesday



























































































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ABC











Opportunity Knocks



Dancing With The Stars



Eli Stone











CBS











NCIS



The Mentalist



Without A Trace











CW











90210



Surviving the Filthy Rich



















Fox











House / American Idol



Fringe



















NBC











The Biggest Loser



Kath and Kim



Law and Order: Special Victims Unit














Wednesday
































































































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ABC











Pushing Daisies



Private Practice



Dirty Sexy Money











CBS











The New Adventures of Old Christine



Project Gary



Criminal Minds



CSI: NY











CW











America’s Next Top Model



Sylista



















Fox











Bones / House



‘Til Death / American Idol results



Do Not Disturb



















NBC











Knight Rider



Deal or No Deal



Lipstick Jungle / Law and Order














Thursday
































































































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ABC











Ugly Betty



Grey’s Anatomy



Life On Mars











CBS











Survivor



CSI



Eleventh Hour











CW











Smallville



Supernatural



















Fox











The Moment of Truth / Hell’s Kitchen



Kitchen Nightmares / Secret Millionaire



















NBC











My Name Is Earl



30 Rock



The Office



The Office / Untitled Office Spinoff



ER / The Apprentice

















Friday
































































































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Wife Swap



Supernanny



20/20











CBS











Ghost Whisperer



The Ex List



Numb3rs











CW











Everybody Hates Chris



The Game



America’s Next Top Model (encore)



















Fox











Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? / Bones



Don’t Forget The Lyrics / ‘Til Death



Do Not Disturb



















NBC











Crusoe / Deal or No Deal



Deal Or No Deal / Friday Night Lights



Life

















Saturday




























































































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11:00



11:30



ABC











Saturday Night College Football











CBS











Crimetime Saturday



48 Hours











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Fox











Cops



America’s Most Wanted











MADtv



NBC











Dateline NBC



Knight Rider (encores)



Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (encores)














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ABC



America’s Funniest Home Videos



Extreme Makeover: Home Edition



Desperate Housewives



Brothers and Sisters











CBS



60 Minutes



The Amazing Race



Cold Case



The Unit











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Fox



The OT



The Simpsons



King of the Hill



Family Guy



American Dad



















NBC



Football Night In America



Dateline NBC



Merlin



Medium



Kings






Cancellations:



  • ABC – Big Shots, Carpoolers,
    Cashmere Mafia, Cavemen, Just For Laughs, Men In Trees, Miss/Guided,
    Notes from the Underbelly, October Road, Oprah’s Big Give, Women’s
    Murder Club


  • CBS – Cane, Jericho, Kid
    Nation, Moonlight, Power of 10, Secret Talents of the Stars, Shark,
    Viva Laughlin, Welcome to the Captain


  • CW – Aliens In America,
    Beauty and the Geek, Crowned, CW Now, Girlfriends, Life is Wild,
    Online Nation, Pussycat Dolls Present


  • Fox – Back To You,
    Canterbury’s Law, Nashville, New Amsterdam, The Next Great American
    Band, The Return of Jezebel James, Unhitched


  • NBC – 1 vs. 100, Amne$ia,
    Bionic Woman, Clash of the Choirs, Journeyman, Las Vegas, My Dad is
    Better than Your Dad, Phenomenon, Quarterlife, The Singing Bee


12 replies on “2008 / 2009 TV Schedules”

  1. rickyjames says:

    As Capt Reynolds Would Say…
    Huh. Sarah Connors overlaps with Joss’ Dollhouse. Are those running consecutively as fall / spring series or concurrently on alternating weeks? And is B42 gonna review Dollhouse? Is that really SF or just Nikita with amnesia?

    • rickyjames says:

      Re: As Capt Reynolds Would Say…

      Are those running consecutively as fall / spring series or concurrently on alternating weeks?

      D’oh. Sorry I didn’t RTFM, I see now Dollhouse is a 2009 pickup…

    • fiziko says:

      Re: As Capt Reynolds Would Say…

      Huh. Sarah Connors overlaps with Joss’ Dollhouse. Are those running consecutively as fall / spring series or concurrently on alternating weeks? And is B42 gonna review Dollhouse? Is that really SF or just Nikita with amnesia?

      We haven’t discussed that yet, but I’m sure at least the pilot will get a review. I’d like to review them all, but it depends on my work schedule, which gets pretty hairy at times.

  2. Radish03 says:

    Lost?
    Did I miss something? Is Lost not airing at all next season, not even as a midseason replacement?

    • zocalo says:

      Re: Lost?

      Did I miss something? Is Lost not airing at all next season, not even as a midseason replacement?

      I guess the repercussions of the writer’s strike are still with us. The current season wraps up in a couple of weeks with a double bill, then we’re waiting until an as yet unspecified timeslot next year by the looks of things.

      • Timeshredder says:

        Re: Lost?
        They cancelled Cavemen? Yeah, no one saw that coming.

        In non-genre news, the second season of the excellent Mad Men starts in July.

  3. madgnome says:

    Reaper?
    Reaper isn’t on the schedule and isn’t in the cancellation list. I know it was on the bubble last I heard. Anyone know anything more?

    • fiziko says:

      Re: Reaper?

      Reaper isn’t on the schedule and isn’t in the cancellation list. I know it was on the bubble last I heard. Anyone know anything more?

      It was officially renewed, but the time slot has not been announced.

  4. StarDrifter says:

    The Big Band Theory
    The Big Band Theory? I can see it now: Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller share an apartment and one has a crush on their new next door neighbor.

    • fiziko says:

      Re: The Big Band Theory

      The Big Band Theory? I can see it now: Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller share an apartment and one has a crush on their new next door neighbor.

      Typo corrected.

  5. Trekkie says:

    Disappointed on Monday
    So, with my DirecTV DVR I get to choose which two of the three shows I will choose.

    Chuck, Big Bang/How I Met your Mother, or Terminator/Doll House

    Since my wife enjoys the first two, I’m pretty sure which way I’m going to go.

    I really hate it when networks do that. There are clearly overlapping interests on those shows, and other nights that people would not watch show A but would watch show B.

    • Fez says:

      Re: Disappointed on Monday

      So, with my DirecTV DVR I get to choose which two of the three shows I will choose.

      Chuck, Big Bang/How I Met your Mother, or Terminator/Doll House

      Since my wife enjoys the first two, I’m pretty sure which way I’m going to go.

      I really hate it when networks do that. There are clearly overlapping interests on those shows, and other nights that people would not watch show A but would watch show B.

      Yep, Monday nights our second DVR will have to kick in and we’ll be forced to watch something on the little TV in the bedroom, most likely HIMYM.

      This year and last year it was Thursday; the 9:00 hour was triple-booked (Supernatural, Grey’s Anatomy, Scrubs.. Scrubs got delegated to the bedroom.)

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