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5 Shows After Dark: So Many New and Returning Shows Tonight

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | September 25, 2012 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | September 25, 2012 |

“NCIS” on CBS at 8:00pm ET. 10th season premiere.

“New Girl” on Fox at 8:00pm ET. Second season premiere. And back to back episodes to kick off the second season of a show about a woman who is no longer new in any sense of the word.

“Ben and Kate” on Fox at 8:30pm ET. Series premiere.

“The Mindy Project” on Fox at 9:30pm ET. Series premiere. I am actually excited about this because I loved Mindy Kaling’s work on “The Office” and her book was hilarious. I still mourn that she’s not updating her blog “Things I’ve Bought That I Love” anymore and it’s been YEARS since that stopped. One of my favorite things about her is that while she is unapologetically driven and ambitious, she also loves sequins, rom-coms, and pretty shoes and for so long I had this weird idea that women who were smart and ambitious were above such petty things. Now I know better. Sequined shoes for all!

“Vegas” on CBS at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. Dennis Quaid doing his best… I’m not familiar enough with westerns to really finish this metaphor. Throw your favorite cranky but upstanding sheriff character in there.

Genevieve Burgess Is thrilled to have worthwhile television to write about again. At least for the moment.

Genevieve Burgess is a Features Contributor for Pajiba. You can follow Genevieve Burgess on Twitter.

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