The 2008-2009 Watch List

Welcome to the Watch List! The purpose of the watch list is to keep an eye on all of the current network/cable series airing, track their status based on ratings and confirmed stories of episode orders, renewals or cancellations.  This page will continue to be updated so link to it here to check often.  The blog will reflect news stories which may impact the watch list.

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New Network Series
New Cable Series
Returning Network Series
Returning Cable Series
Renewed for 2009-10
Series Death Watch

Explanations of the categories are at the very bottom of the page.

New Series Premiere Dates/Time Slots:

NETWORKS:
  • Here Come the Newlyweds (ABC) Mon 10:00 PM (Premieres 5/25)
  • Mental (Fox) Tues 9:00 PM (Premieres 5/26)
  • The Goode Family (ABC) Wed 9:00 PM (Premieres 5/27)
  • The Listener (NBC) Thurs 10:00 PM (Premieres 6/4)
  • Merlin (NBC) Sun 8:00 PM (Premiere 6/21 8-10 PM)
  • The Superstars (ABC) Tues 8:00 PM (Premieres 6/23)
  • The Philanthropist (NBC) Wed 10:00 PM (Premieres 6/24)

CABLE:

  • Obsessed (A&E) Tues 10:00 PM (Premieres 5/25)
  • Tattoo Highway (A&E) Wed 10:00 PM (Premieres 5/27)
  • Royal Pains (USA) Thurs 10:00 PM (Premieres 6/4)
  • Tosh.0 (Comedy Central) Thurs 10:00 PM (Premieres 6/4)
  • Nurse Jackie (Showtime) Mon 10:30 PM (Premieres 6/8)
  • Wedding Day (TNT) Tues 8:00 PM (Premieres 6/16)
  • HawthoRNe (TNT) Tues 9:00 PM (Premieres 6/16)
  • Make It Or Break It (ABC Family) 9:00 PM (Premieres 6/22)
  • Hung (HBO) Sun 10:00 PM (Premieres 6/28)
  • 10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family) Tues 8:00 PM (Premieres 7/7)
  • Warehouse 13 (SciFi) Tues 9:00 PM (Premieres 7/7)
  • Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) Sun 9:00 PM (Premieres 7/12)
  • Dark Blue (TNT) Wed 10:00 PM (Premieres 7/15)
  • Ruby and the Rockits (ABC Family) Tues 8:30 PM (Premieres 7/21)
  • Being Human (BBC America) Sat 9:00 PM (Premieres 7/25)

Returning Series Premiere Dates:

NETWORK:

  • The Bachelorette (ABC) Mon 8:00 PM
  • So You Think You Can Dance? (Fox) Thurs 8:00 PM (Returns 5/21)
  • Don’t Forget the Lyrics! (Fox) Fri 8:00 PM (Returns 5/22)
  • Wipeout (ABC) Wed 8:00 PM (Returns 5/27)
  • I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! (NBC) Mon 8:00 PM (Premiere 6/1)
  • Law & Order: CI (NBC) Mon 9:00 PM (Returns 6/8)
  • America’s Got Talent (NBC) Tues 9:00 PM (Returns 6/23, 6/24)
  • Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader? (Fox) Fri 8:00 PM (Returns 6/26)
  • I Survived a Japanese Game Show (ABC) Wed 9:00 PM (Returns 7/8)
  • Big Brother (CBS) Thurs 9 PM (Returns 7/9)
  • Hell’s Kitchen (Fox) Tues 8:00 PM (Returns 7/21)
  • The Moment of Truth (Fox) Wed 9:00 PM (Returns 7/29)

CABLE:

  • Breaking Bad (AMC) Thurs 10:00 PM
  • In Plain Sight (USA) Sun 10:00 PM
  • Rescue Me (FX) Tues 10:00 PM
  • Greek (ABC Family) Tues 9:00 PM
  • Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS) Wed 9:00 PM
  • Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (TBS) Wed 10:30 PM
  • Ultimate Fighter (Spike) Wed 10:00 PM
  • Deadliest Catch (Discovery) Tues 9 PM
  • The Alaska Experiment (Discovery) Tues 10 PM
  • Hotel Babylon (BBC America) Wed 9:00 PM
  • The Hills (MTV) Sun 8:00 PM
  • Primeval (BBC America) Sat 9:00 PM
  • Intervention (A&E) Tues 9:00 PM
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter (A&E) Wed 9:00 PM (Returns 5/27)
  • Burn Notice (USA) Thurs 9:00 PM (Returns 6/4)
  • Army Wives (Lifetime) Sun 10:00 PM (Returns 6/7)
  • Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List (Bravo) Mon 10:00 PM (Returns 6/8)
  • Weeds (Showtime) Mon 10:00 PM (Returns 6/8)
  • The Closer (TNT) Mon 9:00 PM (Returns 6/8)
  • Raising the Bar (TNT) Mon 10:00 PM (2nd Season Premieres 6/8)
  • True Blood (HBO) Sun 9:00 PM (2nd Season Premieres 6/14)
  • Saving Grace (TNT) Tues 10:00 PM (Returns 6/15)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family) Mon 8:00 PM (Returns 6/22)
  • The Cleaner (A&E) Tues 10:00 PM (2nd Season Premiere 6/23)
  • Ghost Hunters International (SciFi) Wed 9:00 PM (Returns 7/8)
  • Eureka (SciFi) Fri 9:00 PM (Returns 7/10)
  • Entourage (HBO) Sun 10:30 PM (Returns 7/12)
  • Leverage (TNT) Wed 9:00 PM (2nd Season Premiere 7/15)
  • Lincoln Heights (ABC Family) Tues 8:00 PM (Returns 8/4)
  • Monk (USA) Fri 9:00 PM (Returns 8/7)
  • Psych (USA) Fri 10:00 PM (Returns 8/7)
  • Project Runway (Lifetime) Thurs 10:00 PM (Premeires 8/20)
  • Dexter (Showtime) Sun 9:00 PM (Returns 9/27)
  • Californication (Showtime) Sun 10:00 PM (Returns 9/27)

Unscheduled Returns (Network or Cable)

  • Robin Hood (BBC America) Sat 9 PM
  • Torchwood (BBC America) Sat 9 PM [Season 3 only 5 eps summer 2009]
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) Sun 10 PM
  • The Bill Engvall Show (TBS)
  • Flipping Out (Bravo) 9 PM
  • Million Dollar Listing (Bravo) Tues 10:00 PM
  • The Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo) Thurs 10:00 PM
  • Top Design (Bravo) Wed 10:00 PM
  • Step It Up and Dance (Bravo) Thurs 10 PM
  • Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style (Bravo) Thurs 10 PM
  • In Treatment (HBO) Mon 9:30 PM
  • 10 Items or Less (TBS) 11 PM
  • Destination Truth (SciFi) Wed 10:00 PM
  • American Gangster (BET) Thurs 10:00 PM
  • How to Look Good Naked (Lifetime) Fri 9:30 PM
  • The Beast (A&E) Thurs 10:00 PM
  • Gavin & Stacey (BBC America) Tues 9:00 PM
  • Comics without Borders (Showtime) Thurs 10:00/10:30 PM
  • Sarah Jane Adventures (SciFi) Fri 8 PM
  • Inside the NFL (Showtime) Wed 9:00 PM
  • Brotherhood (Showtime) Sun 10 PM
  • Deal or No Deal (NBC) Mon 8:00 PM
  • Doctor Who (SciFi) Fri 9 PM
  • Workout (Bravo) Tues 10 PM
  • Little Britain USA (HBO) Sun 9:30 PM

Renewed for 2009-10 Season (New shows for 08-09 indicated in bold):

  • Sons of Anarchy (FX) Wed 10:00 PM
  • Fringe (FOX) Tues 9:00 PM
  • Lie to Me (Fox) Wed 9:00 PM
  • True Beauty (ABC) Mon 10:00 PM
  • Dollhouse (Fox) Fri 9:00 PM
  • Castle (ABC) Mon 10:00 PM
  • Better Off Ted (ABC) Wed 8:30 PM
  • The Mentalist (CBS) Tues 9:00 PM
  • 90210 (The CW) Tues 8:00 PM
  • 30 Rock (NBC) Thurs 9:30 PM
  • Scrubs (ABC) Tues 9:00 PM
  • Ugly Betty (ABC) Thurs 8:00 PM
  • Law and Order: SVU (NBC) Tues 10:00 PM
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) Thurs 9:00 PM
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) Sun 8:00 PM
  • Desperate Housewives (ABC) Sun 9:00 PM
  • Brothers & Sisters (ABC) Sun 10:00 PM
  • Private Practice (ABC) Wed 9:00 PM
  • 24 (Fox) Mon 9:00 PM (Back in January 2010)
  • American Idol (Fox) Tues/Wed 8:00 PM (Back in January 2010)
  • Friday Night Lights (NBC) Fri 9:00 PM Renewed for 2 seasons w/ DirectTV
  • Lost (ABC) Wed 9:00 PM (Back in January 2010)
  • House (Fox) Mon 8:00 PM
  • The Biggest Loser (NBC) Tues 8:00 PM
  • Survivor (CBS) Thurs 8:00 PM
  • Smallville (The CW) Thurs 8:00 PM
  • Gossip Girl (The CW) Mon 8:00 PM
  • Californication (Showtime) Sun 10:00 PM
  • Big Love (HBO) Sun 9:00 PM
  • Sanctuary (SciFi) Fri 10:00 PM
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS) Mon 8:00 PM
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) Mon 8:30 PM
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) Mon 9:00 PM
  • Wife Swap (ABC) Wed 8:00 PM
  • Supernanny (ABC) Wed 9:00 PM
  • The Ghost Whisperer (CBS) Fri 8:00 PM
  • Heroes (NBC) Mon 9:00 PM
  • CSI: Miami (CBS) Mon 10:00 PM
  • NCIS (CBS) Tues 8:00 PM
  • Dancing With the Stars (ABC) Mon 8:00 PM/Tues 9:00 PM
  • America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) Sun 7:00 PM
  • 60 Minutes (CBS) Sun 7:00 PM
  • Supernatural (The CW) Thurs 9:00 PM
  • America’s Next Top Model (The CW) Wed 8:00 PM
  • C.S.I. (CBS) Thurs 9:00 PM
  • Family Guy (Fox) Sun 9:00 PM
  • The Amazing Race (CBS) Sun 8:00 PM
  • The Office (NBC) Thurs 9:00 PM
  • The Simpsons (Fox) Sun 8:00 PM
  • Kitchen Nightmares (Fox) Thurs 9:00 PM
  • Cops (Fox) Sat 8:00 PM
  • America’s Most Wanted (Fox) Sat 9:00 PM
  • 20/20 (ABC) Fri 10:00 PM
  • Football Night in America (NBC) Sun 7:00 PM
  • Sunday Night Football (NBC) Sun 8:00 PM
  • Cold Case (CBS) Sun 9:00 PM
  • American Dad (Fox) Sun 9:30 PM
  • Chuck (NBC) Mon 8:00 PM
  • Bones (Fox) Wed 8:00 PM
  • Til Death (FOX) Wed 9:00 PM
  • Law and Order (NBC) Wed 10:00 PM
  • Gary Unmarried (CBS) Wed 9:30 PM
  • Numb3rs (CBS) Fri 10:00 PM
  • Medium (NBC) Mon 10:00 PM Moving to CBS!
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) Wed 8:00 PM
  • Criminal Minds (CBS) Wed 9:00 PM
  • CSI: New York (CBS) Wed 10:00 PM
  • 48 Hours Mystery (CBS) Sat 10:00 PM
  • One Tree Hill (CW) Mon 9:00 PM
  • WWE Smackdown (MyNetTV) Fri 8:00 PM
  • Crash (Starz) Fri 10:00 PM (fall)
  • Monday Night Football (ESPN) 8:00 PM (fall)
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX) Thurs 10:00 PM (fall)
  • South Park (Comedy Central) Wed 10 PM (fall)
  • The Rachel Zoe Project (Bravo) Mon 10:00 PM (fall)
  • Shear Genius (Bravo) (fall)
  • The Real Houswives of Atlanta (Bravo) 10:00 PM (fall)
  • The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo) 10:00 PM (fall)
  • Top Chef (Bravo) Wed 10:00 PM (fall)
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS) Mon 9:30 PM (2010)
  • The Apprentice (NBC) Sun 9:00 PM (2010)
  • Damages (FX) Wed 9:00 PM (2010)
  • Nip/Tuck (FX) Thurs 10:00 PM (2010)
  • The Sarah Silverman Program (Comedy Central) Wed 10:30 PM (2010)
  • The United States of Tara (Showtime) Sun 10:00 PM (2010)
  • The Tudors (Showtime) Sun 9:00 PM (2010)
  • Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime) Sun 10:30 PM (2010)
  • East Bound and Down (HBO) Sun 9:30 PM (2010)
  • Sunday Best (BET) (2010)
  • Flashpoint (CBS) Fri 9:00 PM (Summer 2010)

Series Death Watch (New shows for 08-09 indicated in bold):

  • Do Not Disturb (FOX) Wed 9:30 (off the schedule, first casualty)
  • In Harm’s Way (The CW) Sun 7:00 PM (canceled)
  • Valentine, Inc (The CW) Sun 8:00 PM (canceled)
  • Easy Money (The CW) Sun 9:00 PM (canceled)
  • My Own Worst Enemy (NBC) Mon 10:00 PM (canceled)
  • Crusoe (NBC) Fri 8:00 PM (canceled)
  • The Ex List (CBS) Fri 9:00 PM (canceled)
  • The Shield (FX) Tues 10:00 PM (ended)
  • America’s Toughest Jobs (NBC) Fri 8:00 PM (off schedule)
  • Boston Legal (ABC) Mon 10:00 PM (ended)
  • Eli Stone (ABC) Tues 10:00 PM (canceled)  (last episodes begin airing 5/30)
  • Pushing Daisies (ABC) Wed 8:00 PM (canceled) (last 3 episodes begin airing 5/30)
  • Dirty Sexy Money (ABC) Wed 10:00 PM (canceled)
  • Stargate: Atlantis (SciFi) Fri 9:00 PM (ended)
  • Battlestar Galactica Fri 10:00 PM (ended)
  • The L Word (Showtime) Sun 9:00 PM (ended)
  • Life on Mars (ABC) Thurs 10:00 PM (canceled)
  • Trust Me (TNT) Mon 10:00 PM (canceled)
  • Frank TV (TBS) Tues 11 PM (canceled)
  • Opportunity Knocks (ABC) Tues 8:00 PM (canceled)
  • Chopping Block (NBC) (canceled)
  • According to Jim (ABC) Tues 9 PM (ended)
  • E.R. (NBC) Thurs 10:00 PM (ended)
  • Prison Break (Fox) Mon 9:00 PM (ended)
  • Homeland Security USA (ABC) Tues 8:00 PM (canceled)
  • Kath & Kim (NBC) Thurs 8:30 PM (canceled)
  • 13: Fear is Real (CW) Wed 8:00 PM (canceled)
  • Knight Rider (NBC) Wed 8:00 PM (canceled)
  • Samantha Who? (ABC) Wed 9:30 PM (canceled)
  • Eleventh Hour (CBS) Thurs 10:00 PM (canceled)
  • Cupid (ABC) Tues 10:00 PM (canceled)
  • The Unusuals (ABC) Wed 10:00 PM (canceled)
  • Hole in the Wall (FOX) Thurs 8:00 PM (canceled)
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX) Fri 8:00 PM (canceled)
  • Testees (FX) Thurs 10:30 PM
  • 30 Days (FX) 10 PM
  • Drawn Together (Comedy Central) Fri 10:30 PM
  • Privileged (The CW) Tues 9:00 PM (canceled)
  • Surviving Suburbia (ABC) Wed 9:30 PM (canceled/burn off during summer)
  • Harper’s Island (CBS) Thurs 10:00 PM
  • Sit Down, Shut Up (Fox) Sun 8:30 PM
  • Kings (NBC) Thurs 10:00 PM (Summer Burnoff)
  • Without a Trace (CBS) Tues 10:00 PM (canceled)
  • The Unit (CBS) Sun 10:00 PM (canceled)
  • Nashville Star (NBC) Mon 8 PM (canceled)
  • Superstars of Dance (NBC) Mon 8:00 PM (canceled)
  • Last Comic Standing (NBC) Thurs 8:30 PM (canceled)
  • Howie Do It (NBC) Fri 8:00 PM (canceled)
  • The Game (CW) Fri 8:30 PM (canceled)
  • Life (NBC) Wed 9:00 PM (canceled)
  • Everybody Hates Chris (The CW) Fri 8:00 PM (canceled)
  • My Name is Earl (NBC) Thurs 8:00 PM (canceled)
  • King of the Hill (Fox) Sun 8:30 PM (canceled, some eps will air on ABC)
  • Worst Week (CBS) Mon 9:30 PM (canceled)
  • Reaper (CW) Tues 9:00 PM
  • Stylista (The CW) Wed 9:00 PM (canceled)
A brief explanation of the watch list:
New shows premiere dates / status – consider this the neutral zone, detailing the premiere dates for new shows and tidbits of info which could forecast a move to another category.Shows likely to be axed – their numbers aren’t good, news stories point to it being yanked, it may soon end up in the cancelled category.NEW Series Pickups- this doesn’t mean it is renewed for next year, just that the series has gotten a full season order. (e.g., ‘back nine’ pickup).Likely pickups – the numbers are good, all we need is the confirmation from the network (again, this is for full season orders, not renewals).
Renewed – Will be back next season (new or older shows).Series death watch – they’ve been on the air and their time may be coming. We watch and wait… (new or older shows)All other series premiere dates – Just what it says. These aren’t new series, but their premiere dates are listed and updated, just as an added service to you, my loyal readers and googlers passing by…** New this year, I will be tracking the reality shows as well as scripted

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This post was written by Shawna on May 28, 2009

4 Comments so far

  1. Samantha Delynne October 8, 2008 6:08 pm

    I would like to see Actress Melissa Sagemiller on Dancing with the stars with Dancer Maksim.Hes a great Dancer.I like his smile.Hes Handsome.Goregous.Hes fun to watch.I like to see Maksim ans Melissa Sagemiller on Dancing with the stars in the 2009/10 season

  2. Adam Parish December 26, 2008 3:30 pm

    Nice new website. Do you like Eli Stone? I love it.

  3. Montez January 8, 2009 3:34 pm

    I still can’t believe Eli Stone is canceled. We love that show.

  4. laiovet February 1, 2009 8:48 am

    a lot of the series i watch isn’t on the list of shows for 2009. i like the closer, close to home, women’s murder club, shark, & old sries like jag, remington steel,murder she wrote. hope to see them on tv again.

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