It’s that time of year again. Forget the outside, the sun, that weird windy place where the TV doesn’t work.
Fall season premieres kick into full swing this week. Baby net CW starts off with the OMFG second season premiere of "Gossip Girl " Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. (which I’m favor of, if only to get the phrase "motherchucker" out of my head), followed by "One Tree Hill " at 9 p.m. (no wonder Dawn Ostroff is about to lose her job ).
Fox’s "Prison Break " is off to dig a tunnel to China or something at 8 p.m. Sept. 1 before moving to its regular slot at 9 p.m. the next week.
The West Beverly bunch is back to catfighting, sleeping around and figuring out which poor, uncool cast member will be killed off in the first season with a two-hour premiere of the re-imagining at 8 p.m. Sept. 2.
Known to me as the home of Alex O’Loughlin’s chair scene , "The Shield " flashes its badge Sept. 2 at 10 p.m. on FX.
Speaking of jumping bones, Brennan and Booth are back together in "Bones " on Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. on Fox.
In keeping with its "pretty people I want to hate" theme, the CW has another cycle of models and not-so-hidden eating and personality disorders on "America’s Next Top Model " at 8 p.m. Sept. 3.
I’m still smarting from CBS’s short-sighted Moonlight cancellation (and rooting for an R-rated movie full of Mick and Beth and vampire sex) , but HBO is biting into the vampire world Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. with "True Blood ," based on Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire books series. I’ve read the books and snuck a peek at this pilot and ugh. Where’s Mick St. John when you need him?
Following the lame vampire sex, some real hot men, hot women and hot sex can be found when "Entourage " (finally) returns at 10 p.m. that night.