Californication (Showtime) — Season 3 premiere. Mmmmmm, Eva Amurri as a stripper. Approve.
Dexter (Showtime) — Season 4 premiere. Not only is Dexter now a dad, but this season also features John Lithgow as an serial killer foil to Dexter’s good serial killer.
Desperate Housewives (ABC) — Season premiere. Drea de Matteo gets added to the cast as — brace yourselves — a brassy Italian chick. Look at it this way: it’s not as bad as “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Brothers & Sisters (ABC) — Season premiere. Somehow this has been on for three years without me ever watching a single scene, even accidentally. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad. Rachel Griffiths and Rob Lowe often make things watchable.
The Simpsons (Fox) — Season 21 premiere. I don’t care if it’s not as brilliant as Seasons 4 through 9 or whatever you think the Golden Age of Funny was. This show gets a lifetime pass from me.
Mad Men (AMC) — I like “Mad Men” airing on Sundays during football season. I’ve already been drinking all day, I might as well have some whiskey neat while I watch this show.
The Cleveland Show (Fox) — Series premiere. Hate it.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) — The brilliance of Jason Alexander on “Seinfeld” was that he made Costanza’s caricature of Larry David ultimately likable. Larry David as Larry David? Not so much. But you’re welcome to hate me for that opinion.