"The Big Bang Theory" returns for a new season tonight, as a host of other TV favorites also premiere their new seasons, and a couple of promising altogether-new shows debut as well. "The Big Bang Theory" is of course the ratings leader, and one of last season's most popular and best series, according to USA Today on Thursday, Sept. 26.
CBS is celebrating the "Big Bang" seventh-season premiere by giving it a double episode tonight. Likely that's also intended to give Robin Williams' return to TV in his new show "The Crazy Ones" a nice viewer lead-in.
After that, the 11th season of "Two and a Half Men" premieres with its new series twist. Amber Tamblyn joins the cast playing Charlie Harper's long-lost lesbian daughter.
Fan fav "Glee" returns with a much-publicized salute to The Beatles. The first two weeks of the season has the cast singing 14 popular Beatles hits.
Viewers should remember that the first two shows were in production when Cory Monteith died, so his tribute won't air until Oct. 10.
"Grey's Anatomy" returns with a two-hour special that has death stalking a character that viewers may find surprising, especially given the way the show closed out last season.
Popular "Parks and Recreation" will air an hour premiere Thursday. "Elementary" and "Parenthood" debut their new seasons tonight as well, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Meanwhile, new show "The Crazy Ones" sees Robin Williams cast as a kooky genius, which isn't much of a stretch. He heads a Chicago ad agency alongside his uptight daughter played by Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Also "The Michael J. Fox Show" premieres with two episodes tonight. The show marks his return to sitcoms as he portrays a character that mirrors his real life, and plays up his Parkinson's disease for laughs.
Fox plays a TV news anchor who retired to focus on his health. Now five years later he's ready to return to work. Betsy Brandt from "Breaking Bad" plays his wife in the new comedy.
Should be a great night for TV. And then there's also football. Set those DVRs!