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OTRC: Fall TV schedule 2012: Dates of show premieres and finales - list

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy appear in an official cast photo for 'Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars' season 15. (ABC / Craig Sjodin)

It's the most wonderful time of the year ... for television, that is.

The fall season is already underway. Upcoming premieres of anticipated returning shows include ABC's "Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars," which features returning cast members such as Kirstie Alley and Bristol Palin, Showtime's "Dexter," The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" and the CBS reality show "Survivor: Philippines," which features MLB player Jeff Kent, who retired from Major League Baseball after playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The final seasons of shows such as NBC's "30 Rock" and the CW's "Gossip Girl" are also set to air. Viewers can also catch the season finales of shows such as CBS' "Big Brother" and FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance."

Also, the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 23 (check out a list of nominations).

Check out a list of 2012 fall TV show premieres and finales - no frills, no bells, no whistles. All times are ET.

Monday, September 10
8 p.m.: "The Voice" - NBC (season 3 premiere)
8 p.m.: "Bachelor Pad" - ABC (season 3 finale)
8 p.m.: "Hell's Kitchen" - FOX (season 10 finale) (show has been renewed for two more seasons)
9 p.m.: "MasterChef" - FOX (season 3 finale) (show has been renewed for season 4)

Tuesday, September 11
8:30 p.m. "The New Normal" - NBC (premiere of NEW SERIES)
10 p.m.: "Parenthood" - NBC (season 4 premiere)
10 p.m.: "Sons of Anarchy" - FX (season 5 premiere)

Wednesday, September 12
8 p.m.: "The X Factor" - FOX (season 2 premiere, featuring new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato)
9 p.m.: "Damages" - DirecTV (series finale)
10 p.m.: "Guys With Kids" - NBC (premiere of NEW SERIES)

Thursday, September 13
9 p.m.: "Glee" - FOX (season 4 premiere)
9 p.m.: "America's Got Talent" - NBC (season 7 finale) (show has been renewed for season 8, judge Sharon Osbourne says she's not returning, judge Howie Mandel is expected to come back and Howard Stern has not commented)
10 p.m.: "Sullivan & Son" - TBS (season 1 finale) (show has been renewed for season 2)

Friday, September 14
8 p.m.: "Shark Tank" - ABC (season 4 premiere)
10 p.m.: "20/20" - ABC (season 34 premiere)

Saturday, September 15
10 p.m.: "Iyanla, Fix My Life" - OWN (series premiere)
10:30 p.m.: "Saturday Night Live" - NBC (season 38 premiere)

Sunday, September 16
9 p.m.: "Boardwalk Empire" - HBO (season 3 premiere)
10 p.m.: "Leverage" - TNT (summer finale, on hiatus until late fall)
10 p.m.: "Weeds" - Showtime (series finale)

Monday, September 17
7 p.m.: "Jeopardy!" - ABC (season 29 premiere)
8 p.m.: "Bones" - FOX (season 8 premiere)
9 p.m.: "The Mob Doctor" - Fox (series premiere)
10 p.m.: "Revolution" - NBC (premiere of NEW SERIES)

Tuesday, September 18
8 p.m.: "So You Think You Can Dance" - FOX (season 9 finale)
9 p.m.: "White Collar" - USA (summer finale, on hiatus)
10 p.m.: "Covert Affairs" - USA (summer finale, on hiatus)

Wednesday, September 19
8 p.m.: "Survivor: Philippines" - CBS (season 25 premiere)
8:30 p.m.: "Big Brother" - CBS (season 14 finale)

Thursday, September 20
8 p.m.: "Saturday Night Live Election Special" - NBC (special)
8:30 p.m. "Up All Night" - NBC (season 2 premiere)
9 p.m.: "The Office" - NBC (season 9 premiere) (FINAL season)
9:30 p.m.: "Parks and Recreation," NBC (season 5 premiere)
10 p.m.: "Rock Center" - NBC (season premiere)
10 p.m.: "Tamar & Vince" - WeTV (premiere of NEW SERIES, spin-off of 'Braxton Family Values')
10:30 | "Wilfred" - FX (season 2 finale)

Friday, September 21

9 p.m.: "Ladies and Gentlemen ... Marie Osmond" - Hallmark (special)
10 p.m.: "Haven" - Syfy (season 3 premiere)
10 p.m.: "Secret Princes" - TLC (premiere of NEW SERIES)

Saturday, September 22
8 p.m.: "The 2012 Creative Arts Emmy Awards" - Reelz Channel (special, ceremony took place on September 15 - see winners)

Sunday, September 23
8 p.m.: "The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards," ABC (special)(Check out a full list of Emmy nominees)
10 p.m.: "Treme" - HBO (season 3 premiere)

Monday, September 24
8 p.m.: "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" ABC (season 15 premiere) (check out official cast photos)
8 p.m.: "How I Met Your Mother" - CBS (season 8 premiere)
8:30 p.m. | "Partners," CBS (premiere of NEW SERIES)
9 p.m.: "2 Broke Girls" - CBS (season 2 premiere)
9 p.m.: "The L.A. Complex" - The CW (season 1 finale) (season 2 to begin airing in July 2013)
8:30 | "Mike & Molly," CBS (season 3 premiere)
10 p.m.: "Hawaii Five-0," CBS (season 3 premiere)
10 p.m.: "Castle," ABC (season 5 premiere)

Tuesday, September 25
8-9 p.m.: "New Girl," FOX (season 2 premiere - two episodes)
8 p.m.: "NCIS," CBS (season premiere) 8:30 p.m.: "Ben and Kate" - FOX (premiere of NEW SERIES)
9 p.m.: "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS (season 10 premiere)
9:30 p.m.: "The Mindy Project" - FOX (premiere of NEW SERIES)
10 p.m.: "Vegas" - CBS (premiere of NEW SERIES)
10 p.m.: "Private Practice," ABC (season 6 premiere)
10 p.m.: "Tosh.0," Comedy Central (season 4 resumes)

Wednesday, September 26
8-9 p.m.: "The Middle" - ABC (season 4 premiere)
8 p.m.: "Animal Practice" - NBC (premiere of NEW SERIES)
8:30 p.m. "Guys With Kids" - NBC (moves from 10 p.m. time slot)
9 p.m.: "Modern Family" - ABC (season 4 premiere)
9 p.m.: "Criminal Minds" - CBS (season 8 premiere)
9 p.m.: "Law & Order: SVU," NBC (season 14 premiere)
9:30 p.m.: "The Neighbors" - ABC (premiere of NEW SERIES)
10 p.m.: "CSI" - CBS (season 13 premiere)
10 p.m.: "South Park" Comedy Central (season 16 resumes)

Thursday, September 27
8 p.m.: "Last Resort" - ABC (premiere of NEW SERIES)
8 p.m.: "The Big Bang Theory" - CBS (season 6 premiere)
8:30 p.m. "Two and a Half Men" - CBS (season 10 premiere)
9 p.m.: "Grey's Anatomy" - ABC (season 9premiere) 9 p.m.: "Person of Interest," CBS (season 2 premiere)
10 p.m.: "Elementary" - CBS (premiere of NEW SERIES)
10 p.m.: "Scandal" - ABC (season 2 premiere)
10 p.m.: "Louie" - FX (season 3 finale)

Friday, September 28
8 p.m.: "CSI: NY" - CBS (season 9 premiere)
8 p.m.: "Kitchen Nightmares" - FOX (season 6 premiere)
9 p.m.: "Grimm" - NBC (season 2 premiered on August 13, show moves from Monday to Friday time slot)
9 p.m.: "Fringe" - FOX (season 5 premiere)
9 p.m.: "Made in Jersey" - CBS (premiere of NEW SERIES)
10 p.m.: "Blue Bloods" - CBS (season 3 premiere)
10 p.m.: "Dateline" - NBC (season 21 premiere)

Sunday, September 30
7 p.m.: "60 Minutes" - CBS (season 45 premiere)
8 p.m.: "The Simpsons" - FOX (season 24 premiere)
8 p.m.: "Once Upon a Time," ABC (season 2 premiere, magic is coming)
8 p.m.: "The Amazing Race" - CBS (season 21 premiere)
8:30 p.m.: "Bob's Burgers" - FOX (season 3 premiere)
9 p.m.: "Revenge," ABC (season 2 premiere, moves from Wednesday time slot to Sundays)
9 p.m.: "Family Guy" - FOX (season 11 premiere)
9 p.m.: "The Good Wife," CBS (season 4 premiere)
9 p.m.: "Dexter" - Showtime (season 7 premiere)
9:30 p.m.: "American Dad" - FOX (season 8 premiere)
10 p.m.: "666 Park Ave" - ABC (premiere of NEW SERIES)
10 p.m.: "The Mentalist" - CBS (season 5 premiere)
10 p.m.: "Homeland" - Showtime (season 2 premiere)

Tuesday, October 2
8 p.m.: "Raising Hope" - FOX (season 3 premiere)
8 p.m.: "Hart of Dixie" - The CW (season 2 premiere)

Wednesday, October 3
8:30 p.m.: "The Neighbors" - ABC (moves to new time slot)
9 p.m.: "Supernatural" - The CW (season 8 premiere)

Thursday, October 4
8 p.m.: "30 Rock" - NBC (season 7 premiere - FINAL SEASON)

Sunday, October 7
7:30 p.m.: "America's Funniest Home Videos" - ABC (season 23 premiere)
7:30 p.m.: "The Cleveland Show" - FOX (season 4 premiere)

Monday, October 8
8 p.m.: "90210" - The CW (season 5 premiere)
9 p.m.: "Gossip Girl" - The CW (season 6 premiere) (FINAL SEASON)

Wednesday, October 10
8 p.m.: "Arrow" - The CW (premiere of NEW SERIES)
10 p.m.: "Nashville" - ABC (premiere of NEW SERIES)
10 p.m.: "Chicago Fire" - NBC (premiere of NEW SERIES)

Thursday, October 11
8 p.m.: "The Vampire Diaries" - The CW (season 4 premiere)
9 p.m. "Beauty and the Beast" - The CW (premiere of NEW SERIES)
10 p.m. "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" - FX (season 11 premiere)
10:30 p.m.: "The League" - FX (season 4 premiere)
11 p.m.: "BrandX with Russell Brand" - FX (season 2 premiere)

Sunday, October 14
8 p.m.: "The Walking Dead" - AMC (season 3 premiere)

Tuesday, October 16
8 p.m.: "Emily Owens, M.D." - The CW (premiere of NEW SERIES)

Wednesday, October 17
10 p.m.: "Suburgatory" - ABC (season 2 premiere)
10 p.m.: "American Horror Story: Asylum" - FX (season 2 premiere)

Thursday, October 18
10 p.m.: "Sweet Genius" - Food Network (season 3 premiere)

Friday, October 19
8 p.m.: "America's Next Top Model: College Edition" - The CW (spin-off)
8 p.m.: "Whitney" - NBC (season 2 premiere)
8:30 p.m.: "Community" - NBC (season 4 premiere)
9 p.m. "Nikita" - The CW (season 3 premiere)

Tuesday, October 23
9 p.m.: "Happy Endings" - ABC (season 3 premiere)
9:30 p.m.: "Don't Trust The B--- in Apt. 23" - ABC (season 2 premiere)

Friday, October 26
8 p.m.: "Touch" - FOX (season 2 premiere)

Friday, November 2
8 p.m.: "Malibu Country" - ABC (premiere of Reba McEntire's NEW SERIES)
8:30 p.m.: "Last Man Standing" - (season 2 premiere)
9 p.m.: "Shark Tank" (moves to new time slot)

(For more details about several shows and their casts, check out our fall TV 2012 gallery.)

(Check out spoilers about the new seasons of ABC's "Revenge," and "Once Upon A Time," FOX's "Glee" and The CW's "The Vampire Diaries")

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