Television Spring 2010


Spring Schedule

This is an up-to-date view of the spring broadcast network schedule (with selected cable offerings added in), by time slot:

7:00-8:00 pm
__________ABC: America’s Funniest Home Videos [returns 3/14]
__________CBS: 60 minutes [continues]
__________Fox: {7:00} 'Til Death [continues]
__________Fox: {7:30} 'Til Death [continues]
__________NBC: Dateline NBC [continues]
8:00-9:00 pm
__________ABC: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition [returns 3/14]
__________CBS: The Amazing Race [continues]
__________Fox: {8:00} The Simpsons [continues]
__________Fox: {8:30} The Cleveland Show [continues]
__________NBC: Minute to Win It [3/14]
__________ION: Emeril Lagasse [3/28]
__________PBS: Nature [continues]
__________Discovery: Life [3/21]
9:00-10:00 pm
__________ABC: Desperate Housewives [returns 3/14]
__________CBS: Undercover Boss [continues]
__________Fox: {9:00} Family Guy [continues]
__________Fox: {9:30} Suns of Tucson [3/14]
__________NBC: The Apprentice [3/14]
__________PBS: Masterpiece [continues]
__________HBO: The Pacific [3/14]
__________Lifetime: Army Wives [4/11]
10:00-11:00 pm
__________ABC: Brothers & Sisters [returns 3/14]
__________CBS: Cold Case [continues]
__________NBC: The Apprentice {started at 9:00}
__________A&E: Kirstie Ally's Big Life [3/21]
__________AMC: Breaking Bad [3/21]
__________HBO: How to Make It in America [continues]; then Treme [4/11]
__________Showtime: The Tudors [4/11]

8:00-9:00 pm
__________ABC: Dancing with the Stars [3/22]
__________CBS: {8:00} How I Met Your Mother [continues]
__________CBS: {8:30} Rules of Engagement [continues]
__________CW: Life Unexpected [continues]; then One Tree Hill [returns 4/26]
__________Fox: House [continues]
__________NBC: Chuck [continues]
__________PBS: Antiques Roadshow [continues]
__________ABC Family: The Secret Life of the American Teenager; then 10 Things I Hate About You [3/29]
9:00-10:00 pm
__________ABC: Dancing with the Stars {started at 8:00}
__________CBS: {8:00} Two and a Half Men [continues]
__________CBS: {8:30} The Big Bang Theory [continues]
__________CW: Gossip Girl [continues]
__________Fox: 24 [continues]
__________NBC: Trauma [continues]
10:00-11:00 pm
__________ABC: Castle [continues]
__________CBS: CSI: Miami [continues]
__________NBC: Law and Order [continues]
__________ABC Family: Greek [finale 3/29]
__________FX: Damages [continues]
__________Showtime: {10:00} Nurse Jackie [3/22]
__________Showtime: {10:30} United States of Tara [3/22]
__________TNT: Saving Grace [3/29]

8:00-9:00 pm
__________ABC: Dancing with the Stars [3/30]
__________CBS: NCIS [continues]
__________CW: 90210 [continues]
__________Fox: American Idol [continues]
__________NBC: The Biggest Loser [continues]
__________PBS: Nova [continues]
9:00-10:00 pm
__________ABC: {9:00} Scrubs [continues]; later: Lost [2/2]
__________ABC: Lost [continues]
__________CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles [continues]
__________CW: Melrose Place [continues]
__________Fox: Glee [returns 4/13]
__________NBC: The Biggest Loser {starts at 8:00}
__________PBS: Frontline [continues]
10:00-11:00 pm
__________ABC: V [returns 3/30]
__________CBS: The Good Wife [continues]
__________NBC: Parenthood [continues]
__________PBS: Independent Lens [continues]
__________FX: Justified [1/5]
__________TNT: Southland [finale 4/6]
__________USA: Law & Order: Criminal Intent [3/30]

8:00-9:00 pm
__________ABC: {8:00} various programming [repeats]
__________ABC: {8:30} The Middle [continues]
__________CBS: {8:00} The New Adventures of Old Christine [continues]
__________CBS: {8:30} Accidentally on Purpose [returns 3/31]
__________CW: Amercia's Next Top Model [continues]
__________Fox: American Idol (Results Show) [continues]
__________NBC: Mercy [continues]
9:00-10:00 pm
__________ABC: {9:00} Modern Family [continues]
__________ABC: {9:30} Cougar Town [continues]
__________CBS: Criminal Minds [continues]
__________CW: Gossip Girl (reruns)
__________CW: {9:00} High Society [continues]
__________CW: {9:30} Fly Girls [3/24]
__________Fox: Human Target [1/20] (Spring: Glee [returns] )
__________NBC: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit [continues; repeats]
__________BBCA: Inbetweeners [finale 3/31]
__________Discovery: Mythbusters [3/24]
10:00-11:00 pm
__________ABC: Ugly Betty [continues]; then Happy Town [4/28]
__________CBS: CSI: NY [continues]
__________NBC: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit [continues]
__________Soap: Being Erica [finale 4/7]
__________USA: In Plain Sight [3/31]

8:00-9:00 pm
__________ABC: Flash Forward [returns 3/18]
__________CBS: Survivor [continues]
__________CW: Vampire Diaries [returns 3/25]
__________Fox: Bones [returns 4/1]
__________NBC: {8:00} Community [continues]
__________NBC: {8:30} Parks And Recreation [continues]
9:00-10:00 pm
__________ABC: Grey's Anatomy [continues]
__________CBS: CSI [continues]
__________CW: Supernatural [returns 3/25]
__________Fox: Fringe [return 4/1]
__________NBC: {9:00} The Office [continues]
__________NBC: {9:30} 30 Rock [continues]
10:00-11:00 pm
__________ABC: Private Practice [continues]
__________CBS: The Mentalist [continues]
__________NBC: The Marriage Ref [continues]

8:00-9:00 pm
__________ABC: Wife Swap [3/26]
__________CBS: Ghost Whisperer [continues]
__________CW: Smallville [returns 4/2]
__________Fox: House (reruns)
__________NBC: Who Do You Think You Are? [continues]; then Friday Night Lights [4/30]
__________PBS: {8:00} Washington Week [continues]
__________PBS: {8:30} Now on PBS [continues]
9:00-10:00 pm
__________ABC: Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution [3/26]
__________CBS: Medium [continues]
__________CW: (repeats)
__________Fox: Kitchen Nightmares [continues]
__________NBC: Dateline NBC [continues]
__________Syfy: Caprica [finale 3/26]; then Stargate Univers [4/2]
__________PBS: Bill Moyers Journal [continues]
10:00-11:00 pm
__________ABC: 20/20 [continues]
__________CBS: Miami Medical [4/2]
__________NBC: Dateline NBC {starts at 9:00 pm}
__________Starz: Spartacus: Blood & Sand [finale 4/16]
__________Syfy: Merlin [4/2]

8:00-9:00 pm
__________ABC: (nothing specific)
__________Fox: Cops [continues] / Cops [continues]
__________CBS: Crimetime Saturday (rerun of a crime drama)
__________NBC: (nothing specific)
9:00-10:00 pm
__________ABC: (nothing specific)
__________Fox: America's Most Wanted [continues]
__________CBS: (rerun of a crime drama)
__________NBC: (nothing specific)
__________BBCA: Survivors [continues]
__________ION: The Guard [3/13]
10:00-11:00 pm
__________ABC: (nothing specific)
__________CBS: 48 Hours Investigations [continues]
__________NBC: (nothing specific)
__________ION: The Guard [3/13]
__________BBCA: Doctor Who [4/17]


Season/Series Premiere/Return Dates

Saturday, March 13 (This was announced too late to make it into the winter thread...)
The Guard (ION)

Sunday, March 14
Sons of Tucson (Fox)
The Marriage Ref (NBC)
The Pacific (HBO)
Minute to Win It (NBC)
The Apprentice (NBC)
America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)
Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Brothers & Sisters (ABC)

Tuesday, March 16
Justified (FX)

Thursday, March 18
Flash Forward (ABC)

Sunday, March 21
Breaking Bad (FX)
Life (Discovery)
Kirstie Ally's Big Life (A&E)

Monday, March 22
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
United States of Tara (Showtime)

Wednesday, March 24
Fly Girls (CW)
Mythbusters (Discovery)

Thursday, March 25
Vampire Diaries (CW)
Supernatural (CW)

Friday, March 26
Wife Swap (ABC)
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (ABC)

Sunday, March 28
Emeril Lagasse (ION)

Monday, March 29
10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family)
Saving Grace (TNT)

Tuesday, March 30
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA)

Wednesday, March 31
In Plain Sight (USA)
Accidentally on Purpose (CBS)

Thursday, April 1
Bones (Fox)
Fringe (Fox)

Friday, April 2
Merlin (Syfy)
Stargate Universe (Syfy)
Miami Medical (CBS)
Smallville (CW)

Sunday, April 11
The Tudors (Showtime)
Treme (HBO)
Army Wives (Lifetime)

Monday, April 12
Romantically Challenged (ABC)

Tuesday, April 13
Glee (Fox)

Wednesday, April 14
Top Chef Masters (Bravo)

Saturday, April 17
Doctor Who (BBCA)

Monday, April 19
One Tree Hill (CW)

Wednesday, April 28
Happy Town (ABC)

Friday, May 7
Friday Night Lights (NBC)

Wednesday, May 12
Code 58 (Fox)
The Good Guys (Fox)

Wednesday, May 19
The Good Guys (Fox)


Monday, May 24, 2010
The Bachelorette (ABC)

Thursday, May 27, 2010
100 Questions (NBC)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

Friday, May 28, 2010
Past Life (Fox)

Monday, May 31, 2010
True Beauty (ABC)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010
America's Got Talent (NBC)
Losing Ith With Jillian (NBC)

Thursday, June 03, 2010
Burn Notice (USA)
Royal Pains (USA)

Sunday, June 06, 2010
The Making of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (NBC)
Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
Next Food Network Star (Food Network)
Sons of Tucson (Fox)

Monday, June 07, 2010
Last Comic Standing (NBC)
Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family)
The Good Guys (Fox)
Persons Unknown (NBC)
Lie To Me (Fox)

Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Hell's Kitchn (Fox)
Penn & Teller (Showtime)
Green Room with Paul Provenza (Showtime)

Sunday, June 13, 2010
True Blood (HBO)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Rescue Me (FX)
Louie (FX)

Sunday, June 20, 2010
Leverage (TNT)
The Real L Word (Showtime)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Wipeout (ABC)
Hawthorne (TNT)
Memphis Beat (TNT)

Monday, June 28, 2010
Huge (ABC Family)
Make It or Break It (ABC Family)

Friday, July 09, 2010
Eureka (Syfy)
Haven (Syfy)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Warehouse 13 (Syfy)

Friday, July 16, 2010
The Jensen Project (NBC)

Thursday, July 29, 2010
Masterchef (Fox)

Monday, August 16, 2010
Weeds (Showtime)
The Big C (Showtime)

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Coming this Spring


Romantically Challenged (4/12)
"Romantically Challenged," an ensemble comedy about four friends trying to find love and happiness, coming to ABC this season. In "Romantically Challenged," Alyssa Milano stars as Rebecca, a very recently divorced mom of two who hasn't gone on a date since President Clinton was in office. Rebecca's best friend since childhood, Perry, is a romance-aholic who falls in love with women 20 minutes after meeting them. Perry lives with his BFF Shawn, a struggling writer who has depended on Perry for financial stability since the turn of the century. Rounding out the group is Rebecca's younger sister Lisa, a sweet kindergarten teacher who tries to hurt every man before he can hurt her.
Happy Town (4/28)
Haplin, Minnesota, "Happy Town," has enjoyed an uneasy peace for five years, but all that is about to change. Still haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings, the small town now faces a dark new crime that brings all its unresolved fears to the surface. Has the elusive "Magic Man" - who many believe is responsible for the bizarre abductions -- returned to claim another victim? As Haplin's mysteries are revealed, many of its prominent citizens' motives come under scrutiny as their own secrets and personalities are peeled back one layer at a time.

Dragged away from his idyllic family life to investigate the new spate of crimes, Tommy Conroy (Geoff Stults), a small town deputy under the wing of his dad, long-time popular Sheriff Griffin Conroy (M.C. Gainey), has never had to take charge of Haplin's law enforcement. His comfortable lifestyle is suddenly turned upside down by a bizarre set of circumstances and he must learn to pool his smarts - without the necessary training and tools - to rally the residents, as well as to keep his wife, Rachel (Amy Acker), daughter Emma (Sophia Ewaniuk) and the rest of Haplin safe.

On the other side of town, the long shadow of the Haplin founding family, represented by mysterious matriarch Peggy Haplin (Frances Conroy) and her son, John (Steven Weber), who runs the local bread factory, "Our Daily" Bakery and Confectionery, try to maintain control. John's daughter was one of the "Magic Man's" victims, and he has not given up hope of finding her and seeing justice done. Little does he know that his son, Andrew (Ben Schnetzer), has been carrying on a hot, secret romance with the Conroys' babysitter, Georgia Bravin (Sarah Gadon), who is definitely from the other side of the tracks.


Miami Medical (4/2)

MIAMI MEDICAL is about a team of expert surgeons who thrive on the adrenaline rush of working at one of the premiere trauma facilities in the country while drawing upon their wit and irreverence to survive on the edge. As part of the Alpha Team at one of the top trauma hospitals, these professionals exclusively treat patients with life-threatening injuries. Dr. Matthew Proctor is new to the trauma team after leaving a lucrative private practice following his return from a tour of duty in a MASH unit during the first Gulf War. Dr. Eva Zambrano is a workaholic surgeon who wishes she had more time for a personal life. Dr. Christopher Deleo, "Dr. C.," is a playboy who thrives on the high-stakes of trauma medicine and is, by his own description, a genius cowboy. Dr. Serena Warren is fresh out of medical school and is quickly learning the meaning of "trial by fire." The glue that keeps the team together is head nurse Tuck Brody, who balances the needs of the doctors and their patients' families in this chaotic corner of the medical profession. Together, this team of doctors excels in the "golden hour," the 60 minutes after being critically injured when a patient's life hangs in the balance.


Code 58 (5/12)
CODE 58 (working title) is a comedic look at what happens when an old-school cop and a modern-day detective try to expose the big picture of small crime. DAN STARK (Bradley Whitford, "The West Wing") was once a big-shot Dallas detective. Thirty years later, Dan Stark is a washed-up detective who spends most of his time drunk or re-hashing his glory days. Dan's new partner, JACK BAILEY (Colin Hanks, "Mad Men," "Numb3rs"), is an ambitious, by-the-book and overall promising detective, but is sometimes a bit too snarky for his own good. His habit of undermining himself has earned him a dead-end position in the department. Jack may not see it, but he has little chance of getting out of his situation; his knack for making enemies at the station has assured he is not going anywhere anytime soon.

Jack's only ally is ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY LIZ TOWNSEND (Jenny Wade, "Reaper"), a quick-witted former girlfriend whom Jack hasn't quite gotten over and the one person he turns to for help with his current professional predicament. Not helping matters any is Jack and Dan's boss, LIEUTENANT ANA RUIZ (Diana Maria Riva, "Side Order of Life," "Castle"), who has committed herself to seeing that Jack and Dan spend the remainder of their days in the Property Crimes Division, assigned to investigate seemingly minor crimes in order to keep them and the department out of major trouble.
Sons of Tucson (3/14)

In the tradition of "Malcolm in the Middle" and "The Bernie Mac Show," SONS OF TUCSON is a family comedy about three brothers who hire a charming, wayward schemer to stand in as their father when their real one goes to prison. What begins as a simple business relationship evolves into a family like no other.

The three brothers find their dad-for-hire, RON SNUFFKIN (Tyler Labine), working at the local sporting goods store. Ron, a lovable slacker who can't catch a break, is forced to draw from an array of skills and dig into a vast bag of tricks as he steps into the role of patriarch to the boys of the Gunderson family


Life (3/21)

The earth is home to more than 30 million different animals and plants - every single one in its own fight for survival. From the makers of PLANET EARTH and narrated by global media leader and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey, the epic television series LIFE is the definitive exploration of our planet's living things and their spectacular, bizarre and fascinating behaviors. A BBC and Discovery Channel co-production, the 11-part natural history series airs on Discovery Channel on Sundays from March 21 through April 18, 2010, with two episodes at 8-10PM ET/PT each night, and The Making of LIFE at 10PM on April 18. LIFE is epic in scope, yet intimate in its storytelling. More than four years in the making, with over 3,000 days of filming in the field, LIFE spans every continent and every habitat. Each episode focuses on a different animal or plant group, engrossing viewers with never-before-seen behaviors using the latest in state-of-the-art high-definition filming techniques. From strange creatures, such as the star-nosed mole that hunts underwater using bubbles to smell its prey, to grand spectacles, like millions of fruit bats darkening the Zambian sky, each episode tells mind-blowing stories of survival with drama, humor and suspense.


Justified (3/16)

JUSTIFIED is the story of Deputy U.S. Marshal RAYLAN GIVENS (Timothy Olyphant), a true-blue hero and something of a throwback, given to wearing a Stetson and cowboy boots, carrying his sidearm in a hip holster – a weapon he only draws when he has to, and when he does, he shoots to kill, because, as he sees it, that’s the purpose of a gun.

Raylan was born and reared in the hill country of eastern Kentucky. It was in Harlan where he played ball, chased girls and dug coal. And it was from Harlan, at age 19, that he ran, determined to become a U.S. Marshal. Now, years later, after shooting a gun thug in a Miami hotel and thereby incurring the wrath of his Marshals Service superiors, Raylan has been sent in punishment (and by fate?) to the one place to which he vowed he would never return – Kentucky.

The character of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens was created by America’s pre-eminent crime novelist Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty, Out of Sight) and is played by Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood, Live Free or Die Hard). The Chief Deputy of the Lexington U.S.M.S. office is ART MULLEN, played by Nick Searcy (Cast Away, From the Earth to the Moon). Working alongside Raylan are fellow deputies TIM GUTTERSON – played by Jacob Pitts (The Pacific) – and RACHEL BROOKS – played by Erica Tazel (Life, The Office). Raylan, Art and the other deputies do what all U.S. Marshals do – chase down fugitives, protect witnesses, transport prisoners.

But, being back in Kentucky, Raylan will also have to confront a past crowded with enough skeletons to choke a graveyard. There’s his old friend and fellow coal-miner, now fugitive bank-robber, BOYD CROWDER (Walton Goggins - The Shield). There’s AVA CROWDER (Joelle Carter - Monk, CSI: Miami), the cheerleader from his youth he always had a crush on. There’s ex-wife WINONA (Natalie Zea - Hung, Dirty Sexy Money). And, looming largest of all in Raylan’s past, there’s his career criminal father ARLO (Raymond Barry - Cold Case, Training Day).

The Pacific (3/13)

This epic ten-part miniseries tracks the intertwined odysseys of three U.S. Marines Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda) across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. It follows these men and their fellow Marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day.
Treme (4/11)

From David Simon, creator of "The Wire" and "Generation Kill," and Eric Overmyer, writer-producer of "Homicide," this new HBO series explores a unique American culture rebuilding after historic devastation, chronicling the life of New Orleans residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The hour-long show stars Wendell Pierce as a trombonist trying to make ends meet in a struggling music scene; Khandi Alexander as his ex-wife, who runs a bar; Clarke Peters as the chief of a tribe of Mardi Gras Indians returning to rebuild his home and culture; Rob Brown as his son, a well-known musician; Steve Zahn as a DJ and music scene regular; Kim Dickens as a chef trying to keep her restaurant afloat; Melissa Leo as a civil rights lawyer; John Goodman as an outspoken professor; and Michiel Huisman and Lucia Micarelli as young street musicians searching for their big break.


The Guard (3/13)
"Keeping your head above water" takes on new meaning in ION Television's new original primetime high-action marine rescue series, "The Guard." The series premieres for the first time to the U.S. audience with a two-hour block of back-to-back episodes on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 9:00 PM and 10:00 PM, ET. Following its debut, "The Guard" will continue to air on ION Television in the same two-hour time period with back-to-back episodes each Saturday night. "The Guard" centers around four members of the Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Team who knowingly place themselves at risk everyday in order to save lives.
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Coming this Summer (or later)



Copper is a youthful, heartfelt, one-hour, character-driven workplace drama about five rookie cops plunged into the high stakes world of big city policing - a world where even the smallest mistake can have life-or-death consequences. The series follows them just out of the police academy where they bonded together, fought together, drank together, worked together and slept together. And now they're on the job together. They're kids with guns, learning firsthand the hardest kind of policing there is. They are first responders and they are about to learn that no amount of training prepares you for life.


The Bridge

The Bridge is a drama about a tough and dedicated police officer who is voted to become the police union's dynamic leader. To serve the public as well as his 8,000 fellow officers, charismatic Frank Leo (Aaron Douglas) battles criminals on the street, corruption in the ranks and his own bosses. On the force is his able partner and confidante Tommy Dunn (Paul Popowich), who rides with Frank across the bridge that spans the divide between the rich and the poor in the area they patrol; Staff Sergeant Bernie Kantor (Frank Cassini), a voice of reason and moral sounding board; Jill (Inga Cadranel), a detective with a lot of attitude who is moving up the ranks; Billy (Theresa Joy), a young female cop who is determined to prove herself to the guys; and Ed Wycoff (Michael Murphy), the shrewd Chief of Police. Abby St. James (Ona Grauer) is a sharp prosecutor who begins working with the police union, and shares a mutual attraction with Frank. In his new position, Frank Leo takes on the politically-motivated department brass... and makes many powerful enemies in the process.

Craig Bromell, Adam J. Shully, Laszlo Barna, Alan Di Fiore and Robert Wertheimer are executive producers for E1 Entertainment, 990 Multi Media Entertainment Company and Jonsworth Productions in association with CTV and CBS Television Studios.


100 Questions

You won’t believe her answers.

Charlotte Payne is looking for love. She’s dated lots of men and has been proposed to ten times, but has yet to meet Mr. Right. So Charlotte decides to join a popular online dating site, where she has to take a 100-question compatibility test. The questions aren’t easy for Charlotte to answer, and each one requires her to recount a poignant and humorous time in her life with friends Leslie, Jill, Mike and Wayne. The test becomes a journey of self-discovery for Charlotte and helps her realize what she truly wants in a relationship.

From Emmy Award-winning director James Burrows (Will & Grace, Friends) comes one hundred hilarious answers to the ultimate questions of love.
Day One

In the aftermath of a global event that devastates the world's infrastructures, a small band of survivors strives to rebuild society and unravel the mysteries of why the event took place and what the future has in store. Told from the point of view of an eclectic group of neighbors in a Van Nuys, California apartment building, this journey of survival will show us that hope is found in the smallest of victories and heroes are born every day.

From executive producer/writer Jesse Alexander (Heroes, Lost, Alias) and director Alex Graves (Fringe) comes this epic adventure that starts on Day One.




The Middle
Cougar Town
Modern Family
Wipeout (this summer)
Brothers and Sisters

ABC Family
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (this summer)
Make It or Break It (this summer)

Mad Men

The Big Bang Theory
Two and a Half Men
Flashpoint (this summer)
Amazing Race
How I Met Your Mother
NCIS: Los Angeles
The Good Wife
Undercover Boss

Gossip Girl
Vampire Diaries

American Dad
The Cleveland Show
Family Guy

The League
Sons of Anarchy

NCIS: Los Angeles
The Good Wife
Law & Order (verbal)
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock
The Office
The Marriage Ref
Minute To Win It
Who Do You Think You Are?


Stargate Universe
Warehouse 13 (this summer)

The Closer (this summer)
Dark Blue
Men of a Certain Age
Saving Grace (last season) (this summer)

Burn Notice (two more years)
White Collar

Cancellations (and other endings)

The Cleaner

Ugly Betty

ABC Family
Lincoln Heights

BBC America
Robin Hood

Three Rivers

The Beautiful Life

Past Life
Our Little Genius
Til Death
Sons of Tucson

The Jay Leno Show

Raising the Bar


Probably Not Returning (my guesses)

The Deep End
The Forgotten

Gary Unmarried

Melrose Place


Curb Your Enthusiasm
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

Better Off Ted
either Mercy, or Trauma, or both

Outer Space Astronauts

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Chuck has not been renewed for a fourth season (yet), but for some reason NBC has apparently already indicated that they plan on running reruns of Chuck from mid-August to mid-September (something that would make a lot of sense if they were actually going to renew the show).

The reality is that NBC is pretty short on returning dramas for next year, and believe it or don't, Chuck is actually NBC's highest-rated drama this year, so far (though tied with SVU). Given that Heroes, Trauma and Mercy are all likely to be put out to pasture, it would be unusual for a network to go into the fall season without any returning dramas.

(Of course, the jury is still out on NBC's "new" drama, Parenthood.)


Week of March 14

Sunday, March 14
Series Premiere of Minute to Win It (NBC)
Season Premiere of The Apprentice (NBC)
Series Premiere of The Pacific (HBO)
Series Premiere of Sons of Tucson (Fox)

Monday, March 15
Season Finale of Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime)

Tuesday, March 16
Return (clip show) of Flash Forward (ABC)
Series Premiere of Justified (FX)
Season Finale of Life After People (History)

Wednesday, March 17
Season Finale of Scrubs (ABC)
Season Finale of Gary Unmarried (ABC)

Thursday, March 18
Season Premiere of NCAA Basketball Championship (March Madness) (CBS)
Spring Premiere of Flash Forward (ABC)
Season Finale of Archer (FX)

Saturday, March 19
Season Finale of Survivors (BBC America) (Second season begins next week)

Next week:
Premieres: Life, Breaking Bad, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, Dancing With the Stars, Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara, Survivors, Mythbusters, Fly Girls
Returns: V
Finales: Secret Life of the American Teenager, Caprica


Week of March 21

Sunday, March 21
Premiere of The Life of Mammals (BBC America)
Premiere of Life (Discovery)
Season Premiere of Breaking Bad (AMC)
Series Premiere of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (ABC)

Monday, March 22
Season Premiere of Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Season Finale of Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family)
Season Premiere of Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Season Premiere of United States of Tara (Showtime)

Tuesday, March 23
Season Premiere of Survivors (BBC America)
Return (clip-show) of V (ABC)

Wednesday, March 24
Series Premiere of Fly Girls (CW)
Season Premiere of Mythbusters (Discovery)

Thursday, March 25
Premiere of NCAA Basketball Championship (CBS)

Friday, March 26
Winter Finale of Caprica (Syfy)

Next week:
Premieres/Returns: 10 Things I Hate about You, Saving Grace, Law & Order, V, In Plain Sight, Bones, Fringe, Stargate Universe, Merlin, Miami Medical, Wife Swap
Finales: Greek, Kell on Earth, Inbetweeners


Week of March 28

Monday, March 29
Season Premiere of 10 Things I Hate about You (ABC Family)
Season Finale of Greek (ABC Family)
Season Premiere of Saving Grace (TNT)

Tuesday, March 30
Season Premiere of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA)
Spring Premiere of V (ABC)

Wednesday, March 31
Return of Accidentally on Purpose (CBS)
Season Finale of The Inbetweeners (BBC America)
Season Premiere of In Plain Sight (USA)

Thursday, April 1
Spring Premiere of Bones (Fox)
Spring Premiere of Fringe (Fox)

Friday, April 2
Season Premiere of Wife Swap (ABC)
Spring Premiere of Stargate Universe (Syfy)
Season Premiere of Merlin (Syfy)
Series Premiere of Miami Medical (CBS)

Next week:
Premieres: (none)
Finales: How to Make It in America, Southland, Marriage Ref


Updated a couple of the first several messages of this thread, adding new information about official and suspected Renewals and Cancellations, and adding many new Premiere/Return Dates.


Week of April 4

Sunday, April 4
Season Finale of How to Make It in America (HBO)

Tuesday, April 6
Season Finale of Southland (TNT)

Wednesday, April 7
Season Finale of Being Erica (SoapNET)
Season Premiere of Top Chef Masters (Bravo)

Next week:
Premieres/Returns: The Tudors, Army Wives, Treme, Romantically Challenged, Glee, Secrets of the Mountain, Doctor Who
Finales: Undercover Boss, Life Unexpected, Melrose Place, Human Target, Ugly Betty, Spartacus: Blood & Sand



Updated the renewals list to show that NBC renewed:

The Marriage Ref
Minute To Win It
Who Do You Think You Are?

And to show that Fox canceled Sons of Tucson.
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Week of April 11

Sunday, April 11
Finale Season Premiere The Tudors (Showtime)
Season Finale of Undercover Boss (CBS)
Return of American Dad (Fox)
Season Premiere of Army Wives (Lifetime)
Series Premiere of Treme (HBO)

Monday, April 12
Season Finale of Life Unexpected (CW)

Tuesday, April 13
Season Finale of Melrose Place (CW)
Return of Glee (Fox)

Wednesday, April 14
Season Finale of Human Target (Fox)
Series Finale of Ugly Betty (ABC)

Friday, April 16
Pilot of Secrets of the Mountain (NBC)
Season Finale of Spartacus Blood & Sand (Starz)

Saturday, April 17
Season Premiere of Doctor Who (BBC America)

Next week:
Premieres/Returns: Romantically Challenged
Finales: Life, Damages, Accidentally on Purpose, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution


Week of April 18

Sunday, April 18
Riverworld (Syfy)

Monday, April 19
Series Premiere of Romantically Challenged (ABC)
Season Finale of Damages (FX)

Wednesday, April 21
Season Finale of Accidentally on Purpose (CBS)

Friday, April 22
Season Finale of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (ABC)
Season Premiere of Party Down (Starz)
Series Premiere of Gravity (Starz)

Next week:
Premieres/Returns: America The Story of Us, One Tree Hill, Happy Town
Finales: Trauma, Survivors, High Society, Who Do You Think You Are?


Week of April 25

Sunday, April 25
Series Premiere of Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (Discovery)
Series Premiere of America The Story of Us (History)

Monday, April 26
Return of One Tree Hill (CW)
Season (probably Series) Finale of Trauma (NBC)

Tuesday, April 27
Series Finale of Suvivors (BBC America)

Wednesday, April 28
Season Finale of High Society (CW)
Series Premiere of Happy Town (ABC)

Friday, April 30
Season Finale of Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC)

Next week:
Premieres/Returns: Friday Night Lights
Finales: Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, Cold Case, Ghost Hunters, Fly Girls


Week of May 2

Sunday, May 2
Season Finale of Code Case (CBS)

Wednesday, May 5
Season Finale of Fly Girls (CW)

Friday, May 7
Season Premiere of Friday Night Lights (NBC)

Next week:
Premieres/Returns: Ashes to Ashes
Finales: Amazing Race, Mercy, New Adventures of Old Christine, America's Next Top Model, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Private Practice, Smallville, Saturday Night Live