Fall 2012 Primetime TV Schedule: Monday (First in a series)

Getting bored with summer fun? Not to worry, your favorite TV shows plus some new ones are back soon. TV Den gives you the rundown all this week. Photo: ABC

SAN DIEGO, August 20, 2012 –  Getting bored already with days at the beach and nights at the club? Not to worry, summer is almost over and your favorite TV shows plus several new series will be back on the new primetime lineup starting just after Labor Day.

To help you keep track of when all the shows start, TV Den will give you the rundown for each night of the week all this week, starting with Monday nights. We’ll tell you about the major changes and a little something about the new shows.

New shows marked with an asterisk [*]



8 p.m. Dancing with the Stars All-Stars Season 15 (September 24)
8 p.m. The Bachelor (January, after the end of DWTS All-Stars)
10 p.m. Castle (September 24)


8 p.m. How I Met Your Mother 
9 p.m. 2 Broke Girls
9:30 p.m. Mike & Molly
10 p.m. Hawaii Five-O (all starting September 24)


8 p.m. 90210
9 p.m. Gossip Girl (both October 8)


8 p.m. Bones
9 p.m. The Mob Doctor* (both September 17)


8 p.m. The Voice (September 10)
10 p.m. Revolution* (September 17)

There aren’t many changes on Monday night. It’s a big audience night and the networks have their formulas for success for the most part. ABC will stick with one of the most popular shows on television, Dancing With The Stars, while NBC has expanded its modest hit The Voice to add a second spring edition. CW won’t mess with its lineup for young women, Fox won’t mess with its medical theme, and CBS won’t mess with its comedies and Hawaii Five-O. But there are a few new shows on the schedule.

Grace (Jordana Spiro, left) juggles her promising medical career with her lifelong debt as a doctor to Chicago’s Southside mob in the new drama The Mob Doctor on FOX. Also Pictured: Floriana Lima. Photo: Nathaniel Bell/FOX

Partners – CBS, 8:30 p.m.
Premieres: Monday, September 24
This show comes from the same team who brought Will & Grace to TV. So we get more gay and straight best friends. This time the friends are both men, but the bromance is challenged when the straight one decides to get married. Hilarity ensues.

The Mob Doctor – FOX, 9 p.m.
Premieres: Monday, September 17

This program replaces the much beloved House, and talk about a tough act to follow. So FOX thought it was a good idea to schedule another medical show? One with a far-fetched premise: a woman surgeon with longtime ties to the mob? It’s based on a nonfiction book, so we’ll see how entertaining this version of reality can be.

Revolution – ABC, 10 p.m.
Premieres: Monday, September 17

Another dystopian fantasy drama from the creator of Lost, so you know what’s coming.  In a future version of the world where there is no electricity, the central characters work as a group struggling to figure out why the lights went out, and how they can get them turned on again. If you think there’s any similarity to the heroine in this show and Katniss of The Hunger Games, I don’t think it’s a coincidence. With J.J. Abrams behind it, it’s a show worth a look.

NEXT: In Part 2, TV Den runs down the Tuesday night lineup including the most new shows added on any night of the week this fall.

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. Read more Media Migraine in the Communities at The Washington Times. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego.


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Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, MS, APR, is President of the Falcon Valley Group, a San Diego based communications consulting firm. Falkenthal is a veteran award winning broadcast and print journalist, editor, producer, talk host and commentator. She is an instructor at National University in San Diego, and previously taught in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University.


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