Fall TV 2014: When your fave shows return

We hope your DVR is ready for this: The onslaught of fall TV is about to begin.
Stretching from September to November, networks, cable channels and streaming services are going to release a smattering of new shows alongside returning favorites. The season may start off slow, but by the end of September there will easily be a handful of shows competing for your viewing attention.
Here's a quick reference guide for major programs that notes when they'll premiere. Happy TV viewing, and remember: breaks are encouraged. (New shows are in bold; all times listed are Eastern.)
September 7
"Utopia": A docu-series that places a group of individuals in a remote location to see if they can build the perfect society. (Fox, 8 p.m.)
"Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 9 p.m.)
September 9
"Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 10 p.m.)
September 10
"Hell's Kitchen" (Fox, 8 p.m.)
September 11
"The Biggest Loser" (NBC, 8 p.m.)
"Haven" (Syfy, 8 p.m.)
September 12
"Z Nation": If you're into "The Walking Dead," you might want to give this new zombie series a try. (Syfy, 10 p.m.)
September 14
"The Roosevelts: An Intimate History": A seven-part documentary on the influential family from filmmaker Ken Burns. (PBS, 8 p.m.)
September 15
"Dancing With the Stars" (ABC, 8 p.m.)
September 16
"New Girl" (Fox, 9 p.m.)
"The Mindy Project" (Fox, 9:30 p.m.)
September 17
"Red Band Society": A coming-of-age drama/comedy about a group of friends who develop bonds in a Los Angeles hospital. (Fox, 9 p.m.)
"The Mysteries of Laura": Debra Messing stars as a New York detective pulling double duty as a working mom of twin boys. (NBC, 10 p.m.)
September 18
"Breaking Amish" (TLC, 10 p.m.)
September 20
"On the Run: Jay Z and Beyonce": A televised special of the couple's "On the Run" tour stops in Paris. (HBO, 9 p.m.)
September 21
"Madam Secretary": Tea Leoni plays a secretary of state whose appointment occurs under suspicious circumstances. (CBS, 8:30 p.m.)
"The Good Wife" (CBS, 9:30 p.m.)
September 22
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS, 8 p.m.)
"Gotham": The origin story of Bruce Wayne, his villainous foes, and Commissioner Gordon. (Fox, 8 p.m.)
"The Voice" (NBC, 8 p.m.)
"Scorpion": A team of IT misfits at the Department of Homeland Security work to ward off high-tech threats. (CBS, 9 p.m.)
"Sleepy Hollow" (Fox, 9 p.m.)
"Forever": A celebrated NYC medical examiner who's been alive for 200 years searches for the answer to his secret immortality. (ABC, 10 p.m.)
"The Blacklist" (NBC, 10 p.m.)
September 23
"NCIS" (CBS, 8 p.m.)
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (ABC, 9 p.m.)
"NCIS: New Orleans": The crime-solving moves to the Big Easy with Scott Bakula as the star. (CBS, 9 p.m.)
"Person of Interest" (CBS, 10 p.m.)
"Chicago Fire" (NBC, 10 p.m.)
"Awkward" (MTV, 10 p.m.)
"Faking It" (MTV, 10:30 p.m.)
September 24
"Survivor" (CBS, 8 p.m.)
"The Middle" (ABC, 8 p.m.)
"The Goldbergs" (ABC, 8:30 p.m.)
"Law & Order: SVU" (NBC, 9 p.m.)
"Modern Family" (ABC, 9 p.m.)
"Black-ish": Anthony Anderson stars as a dad who wonders if his suburban family has assimilated too much. (ABC, 9:30 p.m.)
"Nashville" (ABC, 10 p.m.)
"Chicago P.D." (NBC, 10 p.m.)
"South Park" (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.)
"Key and Peele" (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.)
September 25
"Bones" (Fox, 8 p.m.)
"Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 8 p.m.)
"Scandal" (ABC, 9 p.m.)
"How To Get Away with Murder": Viola Davis stars in this drama from Shonda Rhimes about a group of law students who enroll in a class led by a beguiling and mysterious criminal defense professor. (ABC, 10 p.m.)
"Parenthood" (NBC, 10:00 p.m.)
September 26
"The Amazing Race" (CBS, 8 p.m.)
"Shark Tank" (ABC, 8 p.m.)
"Hawaii Five-O" (CBS, 9 p.m.)
"Blue Bloods" (CBS, 10 p.m.)
"Transparent": From the creator of "Six Feet Under" and "United States of Tara," an Amazon original about a Los Angeles family's life-changing secrets. (Amazon)
September 28
"Once Upon A Time" (ABC, 8 p.m.)
"The Simpsons" (Fox, 8 p.m.)
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox, 8:30 p.m.)
"Family Guy" (Fox, 9 p.m.)
"Resurrection" (ABC, 9 p.m.)
"Revenge" (ABC, 10 p.m.)
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 10 p.m.)
September 29
"Mom" (CBS, 8:30 p.m.)
"Castle" (ABC, 10 p.m.)
"NCIS: Los Angeles" (CBS, 10 p.m.)
September 30
"Makers" (PBS)
"Selfie": Described as a modern-day "My Fair Lady," a social media guru asks for help re-branding. (ABC, 8 p.m.)
"Manhattan Love Story": A comedy that exposes what men and women really think on dates. (ABC, 8:30 p.m.)
"Happyland": A soapy teen drama/comedy that goes behind-the-scenes of theme parks. (MTV 11 p.m.)
October 1
"Criminal Minds" (CBS, 9 p.m.)
"Stalker": Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q star as a pair of LA detectives who investigate stalking cases. (CBS, 10 p.m.)
October 2
"The Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 8 p.m.)
"Reign" (The CW, 9 p.m.)
"Bad Judge": Kate Walsh portrays a judge who parties just as hard as she works, but re-evaluates her life after one of her judgments leaves a boy orphaned. (NBC, 9 p.m.)
"Gracepoint": A 10-part mystery series that follows the fallout in a sleepy coastal town when a boy's body is found on the beach. Based on the series "Broadchurch." (Fox, 9 p.m.)
"A to Z": A comedy that follows one couple's love story, from "A" to "Z." (NBC, 9:30 p.m.)
October 3
"Last Man Standing" (ABC, 8 p.m.)
October 4
"Survivor's Remorse": A comedy that looks at the life of a rising star basketball player and the responsibilities he feels beholden to. (Starz)
October 5
"Bob's Burgers" (Fox, 7:30 p.m.)
"Homeland" (Showtime, 9 p.m.)
"Mulaney": "Saturday Night Live's" John Mulaney stars in this comedy as a 20-something stand-up comedian on the rise. (Fox, 9:30 p.m.)
October 6
"The Originals" (The CW, 8 p.m.)
October 7
"The Flash": The anticipated story of Barry Allen, who becomes the speedy hero The Flash. (The CW, 8 p.m.)
"Supernatural" (The CW, 9 p.m.)
"Town of the Living Dead": A non-scripted series about an Alaskan town trying to create its own zombie movie. (Syfy, 10 p.m.)
October 8
"Arrow" (The CW, 8 p.m.)
"Ghost Hunters" (Syfy, 9 p.m.)
"American Horror Story: Freak Show": The latest installment of Ryan Murphy's "Horror Story" peeks behind the curtains of a creepy '50s era carnival. (FX, 10 p.m.)
"Kingdom": A 10-part drama centered on a mixed martial arts gym in Venice Beach, California. (DirecTV, 9 p.m.)
October 10
"Chelsea Handler: Uganda Be Kidding Me": A one-hour special based on Chelsea Handler's sold-out comedy tour "Uganda Be Kidding Me Live." (Netflix)
"Cristela": A comedy about a sixth-year law student whose ambition is at odds with her family's dreams for her. (ABC, 8:30 p.m.)
October 12
"The Walking Dead" (AMC, 9 p.m.)
"The Affair": A drama that recounts an extramarital affair from all sides. (Showtime, 10 p.m.)
October 13
"Jane the Virgin": A comedy that follows a virgin teen's pregnancy from accidental artificial insemination. (The CW, 9 p.m.)
October 14
"Marry Me": A six-year couple keeps trying -- and failing -- to create the perfect engagement. (NBC, 9 p.m.)
"About a Boy" (NBC, 9:30 p.m.)
October 15
"Top Chef" (Bravo, 10 p.m.)
October 17
"Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways": An eight-part series in which the Foo Fighters honor their 20th anniversary with a trek that explores the musical and cultural heritage of eight American cities. (HBO, 11 p.m.)
October 22
"The 100" (The CW, 9 p.m.)
"Web Therapy" (Showtime, 11 p.m.)
October 24
"Grimm" (NBC, 9 p.m.)
"Constantine": Based on the comic "Hellblazer," a drama about a demon hunter who tried to leave the good vs. evil fight only to be drawn back in. (NBC, 10 p.m.)
October 26
"Death Comes to Pemberley": Matthew Rhys stars in the miniseries based on P.D. James' book. (PBS, 9 p.m.)
October 27
"2 Broke Girls" (CBS, 8 p.m.)
October 30
"The Big Bang Theory" (Return to Thursday nights, CBS, 8 p.m.)
"The Millers" (CBS, 8:30 p.m.)
"Two and a Half Men" (CBS, 9 p.m.)
"The McCarthys": The athletically inept son of a sports-obsessed Boston family is brought into the fold with a job as assistant coach for his father's high school basketball team. (CBS, 9:30 p.m.)
"Elementary" (CBS, 10 p.m.)
November 17
"State of Affairs": Katherine Heigl stars as a CIA analyst who helps the President navigate major decisions and crises. (NBC, 10 p.m.)