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  1. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    The little show that could, Sunny moves to the brand new channel FXX for its ninth season. In addition to the gang's regular antics, Game of Thrones writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will pen a Paddy's adventure and the sitcom will celebrate its 100th episode. Perhaps Charlie will celebrate with a new song.

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's ninth season premieres Wednesday, September 4 at 9pm on FXX.

  2. Photograph: Nickelodeon
    Photograph: Nickelodeon

    The Legend of Korra

    Just because it's on Nickelodeon, doesn't mean it's for kids. In its first season, this spin-off of Avatar: The Last Airbender proved more sophisticated and action-packed than its predecessor. The second season promises to send Korra (voiced by Janet Varney) home to the Southern water tribe and into the spirit world where she is sure to face new and exciting challenges.

    The Legend of Korra returns for its second season Friday, September 13 at 7pm on Nickelodeon.

  3. New Girl

    New Girl's sophomore season was even more crazy and funny than its first. When last we left the loft roomies, an amorous Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) drove away from Cece's botched wedding, while Schmidt (Max Greenfield) was forced to choose between Elizabeth (Merritt Wever) and Cece (Hannah Simone) and poor Winston (Lamorne) was suffering from a badger bite. After a season and a hawitness lf of will-they/won't-they banter, it will be exciting to the adorably insane antics stemming from Nick and Jess's new relationship.

    New Girl's third season premieres Tuesday, September 17 at 8pm on FOX.

  4. Photograph: Ian White
    Photograph: Ian White

    Key and Peele

    If you haven't been watching this sketch show, you've been missing out on one of the funniest shows on television. Whether they aremocking college football players, making slave auctions hilarious or dealing with racist zombies, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele are kings of comedy. They've already been teasing the return of some of their mostpopularcharacters on Twitter and we can't wait.

    Key and Peele return for their third season Wednesday, September 18 at 9pm on Comedy Central.

  5. Photograph: NBC
    Photograph: NBC


    Parenthood wrapped up an intensely emotional fourth season with a series of happy endings, but the Baverman clan is sure to find new ways to bring back the drama. Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) are expecting their second child. Amber (Mae Whitman) and Ryan (Matt Lauria) are planning their wedding. And Sarah's (Lauren Graham) most recent love interest (Ray Romano) has returned from snowy Minnesota. Plenty of hilarious and tear-jerking moments are sure to come.

    Parenthood's fifth season premieres Thursday, September 26 at 9pm on NBC.

  6. Photograph: NBC
    Photograph: NBC

    Parks and Recreation

    Big changes are coming to Pawnee with the news that Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) and Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) will be heading out of town this season. As if the prospect of losing her BFF wasn't enough for Leslie (Amy Poehler) to deal with, she also still has to contend with her displeased citizens and will face-off against an Eagleton rival (Kristen Bell). Oh, and let's not forget, Ron Swanson's (Nick Offerman) gonna have a baby with Xena.

    Parks and Recreation returns for its sixth season Thursday, September 26 at 7pm on NBC.

  7. Photograph: Kent Smith
    Photograph: Kent Smith


    Homeland's sophomore outing may have not impressed as much as the first season, but it still left plenty to talk about at the water cooler Monday morning, especially after that intense season finale. With Brody (Damien Lewis) off ducking the law and Carrie (Claire Danes) covering for him, things are looking pretty nail-biting. Plus, Saul's (Mandy Patinkin) wife came back and Brody's family is reeling in the aftermath of the explosion at the CIA.

    Homeland returns for its third season Sunday, September 29 at 8pm on Showtime.

  8. Photograph: John Paul Filo
    Photograph: John Paul Filo

    The Good Wife

    For once, last season's finale cliffhanger didn't involve anyone's love life. Instead, it found Alica (Julianna Margulies) and her former rival Cary (Matt Czuchry) teaming up to start their own firm. As Diane (Christine Baranski) makes plans to run for a judgeship, Will (Josh Charles) may have his hands full at Lockhart & Gardner. Plus there was that whole thing where Peter (Chris Noth) won his race Governor. This season is already full of exciting new changes.

    The Good Wife returns for its fifth season Sunday, September 29 at 8pm on CBS.

  9. Photograph: Richard Cartwright
    Photograph: Richard Cartwright


    The amount of plot that Scandal burned through in its second season was staggering. The eighth episode included an assassination attempt on the President of the United States (Tony Goldwyn). What does a show with that level of moxy serve up in its season finale? Well, for starters, Olivia Pope's (Kerry Washington) affair with the Commander in Chief was made public to the world and we learned that man pulling many of the season's conspiratorial strings was, in fact, her father (Joe Morton). It seems like quite a challenge to match the drama of the previous season, but if any show can do it, it's Scandal.

    Scandal's third season premieres Thursday, October 3 at 9pm on ABC.

  10. Raising Hope

    The loony antics of the Chance family always make for good comedy, including the engagement and marriage of Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) last season. The discovery of Virginia's (Martha Plimpton) long-lost great grandmother (Cloris Leachman, who also plays grandmother Maw Maw) at the end of last season could lead to further family mysteries coming to light.

    Raising Hope's fourth season premieres Friday, November 8 at 8pm on FOX.

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