Here, as closely as I can determine, is how the fall TV premieres will roll out. I will modify it if changes occur or if I learn of a mistake.
At this writing, two fall shows, ABC's "Body of Proof" and "Secret Millionaire," do not have premiere dates. And you "Friday Night Lights" fans can find its fifth and seemingly final season on DirecTV beginning Oct. 27; reruns from previous seasons begin Sept. 7 on ABC Family.
After the jump, the known prime-time launches on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW, starting with Sept. 4....
Sept. 4 --
ABC college football returns.
Sept. 8 --
Returning: America's Next Top Model.
New: Hellcats (CW)
Sept. 9 --
Returning: Vampire Diaries; NBC's NFL telecasts (special night)
New: Nikita (CW)
Sept. 11 --
Returning: Cops, America's Most Wantred
Sept. 12 --
Returning: NBC's NFL telecasts (regular night)
Sept. 13 --
Returning: 90210, Gossip Girl
Sept. 14 --
Returning: One Tree Hill, Life Unexpected, Parenthood
Sept. 15 --
Returning: Survivor. New: Outlaw (NBC, special night)
Sept. 16 --
Returning: The Apprentice
Sept. 17 --
New: Outlaw (regular night)
Sept. 20 -- It really gets rolling.
Returning: How I Met Your Mother, 2 1/2 Men, Rules of Engagement, House, Chuck, Castle, Dancing With the Stars
New: Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-0, both CBS; Lone Star (Fox); The Event, Chase (both NBC)
Sept. 21 --
Returning: NCIS, NCIS: LA, Glee, The Biggest Loser.
New: Raising Hope, Running Wilde (both Fox); Detroit 1-8-7 (ABC).
Sept. 22 --
Returning: The Middle, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Criminal Minds, Hell's Kitchen, Law & Order: SVU.
New: The Defenders (CBS), Undercovers (NBC), Better With You, The Whole Truth (both ABC).
Sept. 23 --
Returning: Community, 30 Rock, The Office, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Big Bang Theory, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Mentalist, Bones, Fringe.
New: Outsourced (NBC), $#*! My Dad Says (CBS), My Generation (ABC).
Sept. 24 --
Returning: Smallville, Supernatural, Dateline, 20/20, Medium, CSI:NY, The Good Guys.
New: Blue Bloods (CBS), School Pride (NBC)
Sept. 25 --
Returning: 48 Hours Mystery
Sept. 26 --
Returning: The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, America's Funniest Home Videos, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, Undercover Boss, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters
Sept. 28 --
Returning: The Good Wife, Dancing With the Stars: The Results
New: No Ordinary Family (ABC)
Sept. 29 --
New: Law & Order: Los Angeles (NBC)
Oct. 1 --
Returning: Human Target
Oct. 3 --
Returning: CSI: Miami, American Dad
Nov. (yes, Nov.) 10 --
Returning: Lie to Me.