Most new fall shows have debuted but the networks are trickling a few out late, including ABC’s “Private Practice” Thursday, Fox’s “Lie to Me” Monday and Fox’s “Til Death” Friday.
A handful of new shows arrive, too, including the promising “The Middle” with Patricia Heaton Wednesday on ABC and the not-so-promising NBC drama “Trauma” Monday.
And if you’re hankering for a reunion of the “Seinfeld” crew, check out the fictional version on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Sunday. It’s well worth a look.
“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Ratings are sagging over last year. Is anyone going to miss Macy Gray’s goofy faces?
“How I Met Your Mother” 8 p.m. CBS — Ted is set up on a blind date with a gal he was set up for a blind date seven years earlier.
“Intervention” 9 p.m. A&E (seventh season finale) — Sober companions help high-risk addicts to live on their own.
“Trauma” 9 p.m. NBC (new series) — Paramedics deal with the aftermath of a nasty accident. Great action, so-so characters.
“Lie to Me” 9 p.m. (second season debut) — A woman with multiple personalities might be the killer.
“Hoarders” 10 p.m. A&E (first season finale) — Missy grapples with her son’s hoarding tendencies.
“Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” 8 p.m. CMT — Paula Deen may be smart with sweets but can she handle math?
“Hell’s Kitchen” 8 p.m. Fox — Of the final 5, the likeliest winners may be Kevin, Tennille or Dave, who is hanging in there with a bad wrist.
“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — A bizarre death of a Marine and his two friends may be linked to the team’s past.
“NCIS: Los Angeles” 9 p.m. CBS — Huge numbers last week (18 million plus) sampled this spinoff. Will they be back?
“The Hills” 10 p.m. MTV (fifth season debut) — Lauren’s gone but Spencer and Heidi are still around. “The City” follows at 10:30.
“The Good Wife” 10 p.m. CBS — Alicia reps a stripper who claims she was raped by a prominent businessman.
“Hank” 8 p.m. ABC (new series) — After “Back to You” died after one season, Kelsey Grammer tries again as an ousted exec forced to downsize. It’s not much better.
“I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” 8 p.m. TLC (second season debut) — Gotta give TLC credit for finding more examples for another season!
“The Middle” 8:30 p.m. ABC (new series) — After “Back to You” died after one season, Patricia Heaton tries again as a frazzled mom. This one is actually funny.
“Glee” 9 p.m. Fox — Kristin Chenoweth, fresh off an Emmy,, guests.
“The Beautiful Life” 9 p.m. the CW — This show has actually been yanked off the air after two disastrously low-rated airings.
“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Big ratings last week. Can it hold fort week two? Jay and Manny have awkward father-son time.
“Bones” 8 p.m. Fox — Bones and Brennan check out the remains of an Amish music prodigy.
“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — Russell is successfully angling to be the most evil contestant ever and is pulling his team’s strings – so far.
“Flash Forward” 8 p.m. ABC — Mark and Demetri track a suspect who may be connected to the blackout.
“Grey’s Anatomy” 9 p.m. ABC — Izzie returns to work after her near-death experience.
“CSI” 9 p.m. CBS — A porn producer and a drug dealer are found dead.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 10 p.m. Bravo — Kim celebrates her “Tardy for the Party” song.“Private Practice” 10:01 p.m. ABC (third season debut) — Addison and Naomi fight to save Violet.
“Brothers” 8 p.m. Fox — Adele takes over as a bartender to try to bring Chill and Mike together.
“Ghost Whisperer” 8 p.m. CBS — The chain e-mail on this show is worse than your typical spam.
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” 8 p.m. Cartoon (second season debut) — Bounty hunter Cad Baine infiltrates the Jedi Temple.
“Til Death” 8:30 p.m. Fox (third season debut) — Ally and Doug camp out in a trailer in Eddie and Joy’s backyard. So much for the jacuzzi.
“Diettribe” 9 p.m. Lifetime (second season debut) — A group of friends decide to diet en masse.
“Stargate Universe” 9 p.m. SyFy (series debut) — An exploration team is trapped on an aging spaceship and can’t return to Earth. SGU will be more serialized than other Stargate shows.
“Superfetch” 8 p.m. Saturday Animal Planet (new series) — Atlanta native Zac George turns ordinary pets into tricksters.
“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC — Ryan Reynolds and Lady GaGa guest.
“America’s Funniest Home Videos” 7 p.m. Sunday ABC (20th season debut) — Falling on your bum never looked so good!
“The Simpsons” 8 p.m. Sunday Fox — Bart gets Mrs. Krabappel, drunk on spiked coffee, fired.
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Larry gets the “Seinfeld” gang back together for a reunion with ulterior motives, of course.
“Three Rivers” 10 p.m. Sunday CBS (new series) — Organ donation was never so schmaltzy.
“Kourtney & Khloe ” 10 p.m. Sunday E! (first season finale) — Miami couldn’t be happier to see this end.
“Entourage” 10:30 p.m. Sunday HBO (sixth season finale) — Drama resolves to give up acting. For what? Bartending?