Tonight promises to be an interesting and high-stakes night for the broadcast networks, with premieres of five new series set to battle for eyeballs against a strong lineup of veteran shows airing their season premieres, TVbytheNumbers.com reports. Over on cable, ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” also factors into the battle.
CBS launches “Hawaii Five-0” and “Mike & Molly” tonight, NBC unveils “The Event” and “Chase” and Fox takes the wraps off “Lone Star.”
Meanwhile, tonight also marks the season premieres for ABC’s “Castle” and “Dancing With the Stars”–with Bristol Palin on stage and mom Sarah Palin in the audience–CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother,” “Rules of Engagement” and “Two and a Half Men,” NBC’s “Chuck” and Fox’s “House.”
ESPN could rain on the broadcast nets’ parade, with “Monday Night Football” featuring a good matchup between the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints and the resurgent San Francisco 49ers.