There are 10 new TV season premieres on TV beginning in September. The TV buzz on Fox is all about “Fringe.” In their final season, the Fringe team should tie everything that has happened all together and hopefully save both worlds.
American Dad (Fox)
Sunday’s @ 9:30pm, 8th Season Premiere September 30
(Animated) Stan Smith (Seth MacFarlane) is a card-carrying NRA member and die-hard Republican living with his odd family in Langley Falls, Virginia. Stan lives with his loyal wife Francine (Wendy Schaal) his liberal 18-year-old daughter Hayley (Rachel MacFarlane), and his geeky 14-year-old son Steve (Scott Grimes). Then there’s Roger (Seth MacFarlane) who lives in the attic and thinks every hour is happy hour, and Klaus (Dee Bradley Baker) an attention-starved goldfish with the brain of a German guy who is always willing to vocalize his opinions.
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
Sunday’s @ 8:30pm, 3rd Season Premiere September 30
Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) is a third-generation restaurateur who runs Bob’s Burgers with the help of his wife, Linda (John Roberts), and three kids Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Louise (Kristen Schaal). Next door to Bob’s Burgers is “It’s Your Funeral Home and Crematorium;” down the street is “Wonder Wharf,” an oceanside amusement park; and a few blocks away is Wagstaff Middle School, where the kids attend school. But just across the street is the biggest thorn in Bob’s side and his biggest competition Jimmy Pesto’s Pizzeria. Animated.
Monday’s @ 8:00pm, 8th Season Premiere September 17
When a body is past the point of identification by normal means, law enforcement turns to Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel). Brennan, who works at the Jefferson Institute in Washington, DC, has an uncanny ability to read clues left in the victim’s bones. “Bones” is inspired by novelist Kathy Reichs, a real-life forensic anthropologist.
Family Guy (Fox)
Sunday’s @ 9:00pm, 11th Season Premiere September 30
Peter Griffin (Seth MacFarlane) is the head of an odd family of middle class New Englanders. First there’s his wife Lois (Alex Borstein) who is just moments away from a nervous breakdown but still runs a tight ship at home. Together they have three children: one-year-old Stewie (MacFarlane) is already too big for his pants; 13-year-old Chris (Seth Green) who has an evil monkey hiding in his closet; frumpy 16-year-old Meg (Mila Kunis) who is the brunt of all the family jokes; and Brian (MacFarlane) the family dog is a member of Mensa with a thing for dumb blondes and dry martinis.
Friday’s @ 9:00pm, 5th and final Season Premiere September 28
The Fringe team is entering their fifth and final chapter in the fantastic series. Their final days will tie everything that has happened all together and hopefully save both worlds. The FBI’s Fringe Division formed in Boston when Special Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) needed help to save her partner from a mind-bending death. Agent Dunham sought out the help of Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble) who at the time was institutionalized for his unorthodox behavior in the world of science. Dr. Bishop’s unorthodox ways are often the solution to the strange occurrences the Fringe team encounters on a daily basis such as cases involving reanimation, teleportation, genetic mutation, artificial intelligence and other fantastical theories. Peter (Joshua Jackson), is Dr. Bishop’s son and the only person who truly understands his father’s fantastic mind and idiosyncrasies.
Thursday’s @ 9:00pm, 4th Season Premiere September 13
The Gleeks from McKinley High are still dreaming of stardom while struggling with real world situations.
Kitchen Nightmares (FOX)
Friday’s @ 8:00pm, 5th Season Premiere September 28
Slimy food, moldy food, cockroaches, rats, lazy employees. These are all things you don’t want to see or hear about when dining in a restaurant but those are some of the very things that put a restaurant in the crosshairs of Gordon Ramsay’s “Kitchen Nightmares.” The owners call Chef Ramsay in for help but in the end it is up to them whether they take his advice and implement it or not.
New Girl (FOX)
Tuesday’s @ 9:00 pm, 2nd Season Premiere September 25
In this reversed “Three’s Company” scenario Jess (Zooey Deschanel), a socially awkward gal, moves in with three bachelors Schmidt, Nick & Coach (Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr., whose part has been recast since Happy Endings was renewed) after getting dumped by her boyfriend. The guys only take in her blubbering because her BFF, Cece (Hannah Simone) is a model. But they soon come to appreciate Jess’ quirkiness and try to snap her out of her funk to help her re-enter the dating scene.
The Simpsons (Fox)
Sunday’s @ 8:00pm, 24th Season Premiere September 30
“The Simpsons” continues to poke fun at itself and everything in its wake in its 24th season.
The X Factor (FOX)
Wednesday’s @ 8:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere September 12 & 13
Is America ready for more bad singing and the criticizing Simon Cowell? Adapted from his U.K. version and unlike “American Idol,” ” X Factor” is open to groups, people as young as 12 can audition, there is no upper age limit, and judges will also mentor contestants, not unlike “The Voice.” Oh, and there’s also the prize money: $5 million – the largest purse in television history.
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