Fall TV 2013 Schedule: Which Shows Should We Recap?

The Michael J. Fox Show

It’s that time again, people. The Fall TV 2013 season is upon us, and we need your help. As always, there are tons of new shows and lots of returning favorites.

We’ve mapped out the fall schedule below (all times are ET PM unless noted otherwise), with new shows in orange.

Tell us in the comments below which shows you’d love to see us recap. What are your favorites? Which new shows are you looking forward to? We await your guidance!



Tuesday, September 3

  • 10 Cold Justice (TNT) A new unscripted procedural featuring former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary. 
  • 10 Luther (BBCA)
  • 10 Tosh.0 (Comedy)
  • 10 We’re The Fugawis (History)
  • 10:30 Brickleberry (Comedy)

Wednesday, September 4

  • 9 Inside the NFL (Showtime)
  • 10 Ghost Mine (Syfy)
  • 10 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX)
  • 10:30 The League (FXX)
  • 11 Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (FXX)

Thursday, September 5

  • 8:30 Sunday Night Football (NBC)

Friday, September 6

  • 10 20/20 (ABC)

Saturday, September 7

  • 8 Cupcake Wars (Food)

Sunday, September 8

  • 9 Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Monday, September 9

  • 8 The Million Second Quiz (NBC) – Ryan Seacrest has been tapped as host of this fast-paced live interactive game show. 

Tuesday, September 10

  • 10 Sons of Anarchy (FX)
  • 12 a.m. The Heart, She Holler (Adult Swim)

Wednesday, September 11

  • 8 The X Factor (FOX)
  • 9 Restaurant Stakeout (Food)
  • 10:30 Thieves, Inc. (Food) Takes a comedic peek behind the scenes of what food and beverage retailers have to deal with when it comes to the constant threat of theft, as professional security experts Scott McDonald and Connie Ribble expose internal flaws and offer advice on how to prevent future loss.
  • 12 a.m. Derek (Netflix) – A bittersweet comedy-drama about a group of outsiders living on society’s margins, this show stars Ricky Gervais as a tender, innocent man whose love for his job at a retirement home shines through. 

Friday, September 13

  • 10 Haven (Syfy)
  • 10 Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Sunday, September 15

  • 10 The Great Santini Brothers (History) – Follows the Brooklyn-based family owned moving business “Santini Brothers Moving.” Expensive objects, tough customers, inevitable traffic and impossible parking make moving in the Big Apple a force to be reckoned with. 

Monday, September 16

  • 8 Bones (FOX)
  • 8 Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
  • 9 Sleepy Hollow (FOX) – A new mystery-adventure drama from Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci; Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

Tuesday, September 17

  • 8 Dads (FOX) – From Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, this show follows two successful guys and childhood best friends, now in their mid-30s, whose relatively stable lives get turned upside down when their pain-in-the-neck patriarchs move in. Martin Mull, Peter Riegert, Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi star.
  • 8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) – Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher  star in this new single-camera ensemble comedy about what happens when a talented, but carefree, detective gets a new captain with a lot to prove. 
  • 9 New Girl (FOX)
  • 9:30 The Mindy Project (FOX)
  • 10 The New Atlanta (Bravo) – This reality series follows the next generation of Atlanta’s trailblazing young professionals, hungry to achieve their dreams and find love as they struggle to resolve heartbreaks from the past. 

Wednesday, September 18

  • 8 Survivor (CBS)
  • 10:30 Key & Peele (Comedy)

Friday, September 20

  • 8 Last Man Standing (ABC)
  • 8:30 The Neighbors (ABC)
  • 9 Shark Tank (ABC)

Sunday, September 22

  • 11:30 China, IL (Adult Swim)

Monday, September 23

  • 8 How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
  • 8 The Voice (NBC)
  • 9 2 Broke Girls (CBS)
  • 9:30 Mom (CBS) – Anna Faris stars as a newly sober single mom raising two kids in a world full of temptations and pitfalls, and Allison Janney as her critical, estranged mother. 
  • 10 The Blacklist (NBC) – James Spader stars as ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington, one of the FBI’s Most Wanted fugitives whose brokered many shadowy deals for criminals across the globe and known by many as “The Concierge of Crime.” Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: He will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico.
  • 10 Hostages (CBS) – From executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes this high-octane suspense drama starring Toni Collette as a premiere surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott).
  • 10 Castle (ABC)

Tuesday, September 24

  • 8 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) – From executive producer Joss Whedon; Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the global law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange and the unknown, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist; and new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
  • 8 NCIS (CBS)
  • 9 The Goldbergs (ABC) – Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the ’80s. For geeky 11-year-old Adam (Sean Giambrone) these were his wonder years, and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. Wendi McClendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile, and George Segal star. Created by Adam Goldberg. 
  • 9 NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
  • 9:30 Trophy Wife (ABC) – Reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman) is hoping third time’s the charm when she becomes Pete’s (Bradley Whitford) third wife. Marcia Gay Harden, Gianna LePera, Ryan Scott Lee, Michaela Watkins, Albert Tsai and Natalie Morales also star.
  • 10 Chicago Fire (NBC)
  • 10 Fangasm (Syfy) – This docuseries follows seven people whose uber-obsessions from comic books and collectibles, science fiction and fantasy to cosplay and live action role-playing have brought them together for the summer experience of a lifetime: living together and interning together at Stan Lee’s Comikaze, for a once-in-a-lifetime dream job within Lee’s staff.
  • 10 Lucky 7 (ABC) – In Astoria, Queens, a group of seven gas station employees have been chipping into a lottery pool for months, never thinking they’d actually win. Matt Long, Stephen Louis Grush, Summer Bishil, Lorraine Bruce, Anastasia Phillips, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., and Louis Antonio Ramos star.
  • 10 Person of Interest (CBS)

Wednesday, September 25

  • 8 The Middle (ABC)
  • 8 Revolution (NBC)
  • 8:30 Back in the Game (ABC) – Terry Gannon Jr. (Maggie Lawson) was an All Star softball player until life threw her a few curve balls — a baby, a lost college scholarship and a loser for a husband. After striking out on her own, Terry and her son, Danny (Griffin Gluck), move in with her estranged father, Terry Sr., aka “The Cannon” (James Caan). 
  • 9 Criminal Minds (CBS)
  • 9 Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
  • 9 Modern Family (ABC)
  • 10 CSI (CBS)
  • 10 Nashville (ABC)
  • 10 South Park (Comedy)

Thursday, September 26

  • 8 The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • 8 Parks & Recreation (NBC)
  • 9 The Crazy Ones (CBS) – This single-camera workplace comedy stars Robin Williams as a larger-than-life advertising genius whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behavior would get him fired if he weren’t the boss. Sarah Michelle Gellar co-stars as his daughter Sydney.  
  • 9 Glee (FOX)
  • 9 Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
  • 9 The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC) – One of New York’s most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Fox), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Five years later, with the kids growing up and Mike getting restless, his old boss Harris Green (Wendell Pierce, “The Wire”) lures him back to TV.  
  • 9:30 Two and a Half Men (CBS)
  • 10 Elementary (CBS)
  • 10 Parenthood (NBC)

Friday, September 27

  • 8 Masterchef Junior (FOX) – This new culinary competition from executive producer and judge Gordon Ramsay is for talented kids between the ages of eight and 13 who love to cook. Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich also star as judges.
  • 8 Undercover Boss (CBS)
  • 9 Dateline (NBC)
  • 9 Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
  • 10 Blue Bloods (CBS)

Saturday, September 28

  • 10 48 Hours (CBS)

Sunday, September 29

  • 8 The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • 8 Once Upon a Time (ABC)
  • 8 The Simpsons (FOX)
  • 8:30 Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
  • 9 Family Guy (FOX)
  • 9 The Good Wife (CBS)
  • 9 Homeland (Showtime)
  • 9 Revenge (ABC)
  • 9:30 American Dad (FOX)
  • 10 Betrayal (ABC) – A chance meeting between photographer Sara Hadley (Hannah Ware) and attorney Jack McAllister (Stuart Townsend) leads to an instant and undeniable attraction. Sarah’s husband, Drew (Chris Johnson), is a successful prosecutor with political aspirations, while Jack is married to Elaine (Wendy Moniz), the daughter of his boss, Thacher Karsten (James Cromwell). When Karsten’s brother-in-law Lou is murdered, the lovers find themselves in an impossible situation – on opposite sides of a murder investigation. 
  • 10 Eastbound & Down (HBO)
  • 10 Masters of Sex (Showtime) – Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star as the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance and pop-culture evolution of the two people whose research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. Also stars Caitlin Fitzgerald, Nicholas D’Agosto and Teddy Sears. 
  • 10 The Mentalist (CBS)
  • 10:30 Hello Ladies (HBO) – Stephen Merchant stars as a gawky Englishman searching for the woman of his dreams in Los Angeles. Half as charming and twice as desperate as he thinks he is, he’s obsessed with infiltrating the glamorous world of beautiful people, who won’t let him in. Christine Woods, Kevin Weisman, and Nate Torrence also star.

Monday, September 30

  • 8:30 We Are Men (CBS) – This single-camera comedy stars Chris Smith, Tony Shalhoub, Kal Penn and Jerry O’Connell as four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex who unexpectedly find camaraderie over their many missteps in love. 


Wednesday, October 2

  • 9:30 Super Fun Night (ABC) – Junior attorney Kimmie Boubier (Rebel Wilson) and her two best friends, Helen-Alice (Liza Lapira) and Marika (Lauren Ash), have had a standing “Fun Night” date every Friday night for the last 13 years. But Kimmie’s recent promotion throws a monkey wrench into the tradition. Not only is she now working with her idol, “Lady Lawyer of the Year” Felicity Vanderstone (Kelen Coleman), but she meets a dashingly handsome British attorney, Richard Lovell (Kevin Bishop).  
  • 10 Ironside (NBC) – In the gritty world of the NYPD, no one’s tougher than Det. Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood), a fearless cop who won’t stop until the guilty are brought to justice, despite the fact that his spine was shattered by a bullet two years ago and he swore a wheelchair would never slow him down. Also stars Pablo Schreiber, Spencer Grammer, Neal Bledsoe, Brent Sexton, and Kenneth Choi.
  • 10 Top Chef (Bravo)

Thursday, October 3

  • 8 The Vampire Diaries (CW)
  • 8:30 The Millers (CBS) – Will Arnett stars as Nathan Miller, a recently divorced news reporter looking forward to living the singles’ life until his parents’ (Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges) marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans. 
  • 8:30 Welcome to the Family (NBC) – It’s a lesson in blended, multi-cultural families when parents Dan and Karina Yoder (Mike O’Malley, Mary McCormack) find out their high school grad daughter Molly (Ella Rae Peck) is pregnant, and the baby daddy is East L.A. resident Junior Hernandez (Joseph Haro).  
  • 9 The Originals (CW) – This spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries” centers on the original vampire family, who pledged to remain together a thousand years ago, but now centuries have passed and the bonds of family are broken. Charles Michael Davis, Claire Holt, Daniel Gillies, Daniella Pineda, Danielle Campbell, Joseph Morgan, Leah Pipes and Phoebe Tonkin star.
  • 9 Sean Saves the World (NBC) – Sean Hayes stars as a divorced gay dad who juggles a lot – his successful but demanding career, offbeat employees, pushy mom Lorna (Linda Lavin) and weekends with his teenage daughter, Ellie (Sami Isler), who moves in full-time. 
  • 10 Scandal (ABC)

Sunday, October 6

  • 9 Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
  • 9 The Paradise (PBS) – This adaptation of Emile Zola’s beloved French novel is a rags-to-riches story of a young woman seduced by the dangerous charms of the modern world set against the Victorian splendor of a British department store.

Monday, October 7

  • 8 Hart of Dixie (CW)
  • 9 Beauty and the Beast (CW)

Tuesday, October 8

  • 8 The Biggest Loser (NBC)
  • 9 Supernatural (CW)

Wednesday, October 9

  • 8 Arrow (CW)
  • 9 The Tomorrow People (CW) – Stephen Jameson (Robbie Amell) stands at the crossroads between the world we know and the shifting world of the future. Up until a year ago, Stephen was a “normal” teenager – until he began hearing voices and teleporting in his sleep, never knowing where he might wake up. In desperation, Stephen decides to listen to one of the voices in his head, and it leads him to his first encounter with the Tomorrow People – John, Cara and Russell (Luke Mitchell, Peyton List, Aaron Yoo)  – a genetically advanced race with the abilities of telekinesis, teleportation and telepathic communication. Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries”) and Greg Berlanti (“Arrow”) are creators/executive producers. 

Thursday, October 10

  • 8 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) – This “Once Upon a Time” spinoff takes place in Victorian England, where the young and beautiful Alice (Sophie Lowe) tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. An invisible cat, a hookah smoking caterpillar and playing-cards that talk are just some of the fantastic things she’s seen during this impossible adventure. Surely she must be insane, and her doctors aim to cure her with a treatment that will make her forget everything. Alice seems ready to put it all behind her, especially the painful memory of the genie she fell in love with and lost forever — the handsome and mysterious Cyrus (Peter Gadiot). But deep down Alice knows this world is real, and just in the nick of time, the sardonic Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha) and the irrepressible White Rabbit (John Lithgow) arrive to save her from a doomed fate. 

Sunday, October 13

  • 9 The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • 10 Talking Dead (AMC)
  • 12 a.m. Comic Book Men (AMC)

Tuesday, October 15

  • 10 Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET)

Thursday, October 17

  • 9 Reign (CW) – Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart, the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots. Queen of Scotland since she was six days old, the teenage Mary (Adelaide Kane) is already a headstrong monarch – beautiful, passionate, and poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power. 
  • 9 White Collar (USA)
  • 10 Covert Affairs (USA)

Saturday, October 19

  • 10 Dancing on the Edge (Starz) – Inspired by true accounts of the Duke Ellington Band mingling with the future Duke of Windsor Edward VIII in Europe, this miniseries takes place in London during the early 1930s and follows the journey of a group of black jazz musicians – the Louis Lester Band – as they rise to stardom, a result of performing at various elite social gatherings hosted by London’s aristocrats. Stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jacqueline Bisset, John Goodman and Matthew Goode.

Tuesday, October 22

  • 9 Ravenswood (ABC Family) – This “Pretty Little Liars” spinoff centers on a town, not far from Rosewood, PA, which has suffered under a deadly curse for generations. Five strangers suddenly find themselves connected by this fatal curse and need to dig into the town’s mysterious and terrible history before it’s too late for each of them. Stars Brett Dier, Britne Oldford, Merritt Patterson, Nicole Gale Anderson, Steven Cabral and Tyler Blackburn.
  • 10 Awkward (MTV)

Friday, October 25

  • 8 The Carrie Diaries (CW)
  • 9 Grimm (NBC)
  • 10 Dracula (NBC) – Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as one of the world’s most iconic characters, arriving in London in the late 19th century. Posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society, there’s another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. 


Sunday, November 3

  • 8 It Takes a Choir (USA) – Based on the hit UK series, this show follows the distinct and charming choirmaster Gareth Malone, who unites an unexpected mix of characters through the spellbinding power of music. 

Monday, November 4

  • 8 Almost Human (FOX) – From executive producers J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman comes this series starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.

Friday, November 8

  • 9 Raising Hope (FOX)
  • 9:30 Enlisted (FOX) – A single-camera comedy about three brothers on a small Florida Army base and the group of misfits who surround them. Charming, funny and a natural-born leader, Sgt. Pete Hill (Geoff Stults) was on a path for a huge military career until one mistake overseas got him booted stateside to Fort McGee, the base in Florida where his two younger brothers (Chris Lowell, Parker Young) are stationed. 

Saturday, November 23

  • 10 Atlantis (BBCA) – This 13-part fantasy drama series, created by Howard Overman (“Misfits”), Julian Murphy (“Merlin”) and Johnny Capps (“Merlin”) is set in a time of legendary heroes and mythical creatures, in a mysterious place of snake haired goddesses and palaces said to be built by giants – this is the lost city of Atlantis.

Monday, November 25

  • 9 Major Crimes (TNT)

Tuesday, November 26

  • 9 Boston’s Finest (TNT)


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