A look at some other highlights from the Fall TV schedule.
"Sons of Anarchy"
Outlaw motorcycle gang drama and, finally, a prosthetics-free starring role for Ron Perlman. OK, we're in.
"Do Not Disturb"
Sept. 10, Fox
The most promising sitcom of the fall features Jerry O'Connell, one of the writers of Arrested Development as creator and a pilot directed by Jason Bateman.
Sept. 21, The CW
Developed by creatives from The Sopranos and Northern Exposure, this new dramedy about a payday-loan empire seems to pair the shady dealings of the former with the high quirk of the latter.
Oct. 17, NBC
By sexing up Daniel Defoe's classic literary character and re-imagining him as a MacGyver type, the peacock network might strike gold.
Oct. 9, FX
It's Always Sunny could meet its match in this sitcom about professional test subjects from Kenny vs. Spenny creator Kenny Hotz.
"Kath & Kim"
Oct. 9, NBC
Molly Shannon and Selma Blair bring a much-loved Aussie comedy to the States.
Sept. 21, The CW
Greek gods transplanted to L.A. and Cupid's arrow being upgraded to a gun? That's worth a look at the pilot at least.
Oct. 9, CBS
Centered on the science community's "crises and oddities," the new CBS procedural owes something to The X-Files, but we're just happy British actor Rufus Sewell is getting steady work.
"The Ex List"
Oct. 3, CBS
A woman's search for true love among her former flames should give slowly rising star Elizabeth Reaser her time to shine.
Sept. 28, HBO
"Summer Heights High"
Nov. 9, HBO
We're equally intrigued by HBO's two new imports - one a remake of a hit British sketch show, the other the debut of an Australian mockumentary shot in a real high school.
Sept. 23, CBS
The standard-issue cop who won't play by the rules freshens up with a touch of Medium and Psych.
Sept. 9, The CW
A minor variation on The Nanny Diaries, and since it's the CW, the variation is a younger cast and a bitchier attitude.
"Life on Mars"
Oct. 9, ABC
Wasn't this on last year, only it was called Journeyman?
"In Harm's Way"
Sept. 21, The CW
The more direct and patriotic of the season's two Dirty Jobs rip-offs.
Oct. 3, SciFi Channel
The network's not known for exceptional original series, but this one about the ongoing, unseen battle against evolutionary mistakes does have the distinction of being shot in a totally CGI'ed universe.
Nov. 2, The CW
A producer of Roseanne and My Name is Earl looks for the laughs in teenage pregnancy, land disputes and other everyday suburban concerns.
Sept. 22, CBS
An entertainment mag editor sucks up to his girlfriend's parents in this comedy inspired by the antics of the Fockers. He shares our trade, yet even we can't get worked up about this one.
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"
Oct. 7, Bravo
They'll have to come up with something better than this to fill the pending Project Runway void.
"America's Toughest Jobs"
Sept. 12, NBC
The other Dirty Jobs wannabe, this one has everyday people competing at scary, dangerous ways of making a living. We can almost hear the whining already.
Sept. 23, ABC
Families reveal how much they know about each other and their neighbors for money and prizes. At least it's not The Moment of Truth.
Sept. 24, NBC
This whole concept's been dead to us since Will Arnett backed out of doing the voice for KITT.
Sept. 24, CBS
Jay Mohr gets divorced, gets joint custody of the kids and trades barbs with his wife. Sure, it's predictable, but at least the preview clips look really unfunny.
"The Rachel Zoe Project"
Sept. 8, Bravo
Bravo moves from realtors and interior designers to a show about a celebrity stylist. Bikini Waxer to the Stars can't be far behind.
Oct. 29, The CW
A new reality competition promises all the humiliation of The Devil Wears Prada without the cherry topping of Meryl Streep.