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The CliqueClack guide to the Spring 2010 TV season

'In Plain Sight,' 'Saving Grace,' 'Glee' ... in CliqueClack's guide to the Spring 2010 premieres we have the return dates and times for all of these shows, plus many more. And the handy-dandy calendar returns!

To subscribe to the below schedule in iCal, copy this link and paste into the ‘Subscribe…’ menu item in iCal. You can also just click it to open iCal or even click to add to your iPhone calendar. The same link will work in a Google Calendar as well! Or see the calendar as a web page (also embedded at the bottom of this post). The calendar will update as new shows are added/changed and with links to our reviews as we publish them.

If you’ve been outside lately you’ll notice something different. The air isn’t as bitter, the sun isn’t as watery, and the snow has melted enough to see a tiny amount of muddy ground that you had thought was your imagination. Yes, we have now entered the season of Spring — a time when rain and mud turns to flowers, cookouts, and your neighbor wearing that little two piece when she sunbathes. It’s also the time for series premieres.

Wait, you say to yourself, don’t shows premiere in the fall, winter, and summer only? Well, once upon a time during that period known as “Back in the Day” that happened. However, we now live in a yearly schedule rotation where shows premiere and end at the strangest times. Hence, the reason we’ve put together a Spring 2010 schedule for you. Trust us, you’ll need it. There isn’t an exact count, but there are over 80 shows returning to the networks between now and the very beginning of summer. Just remember that days and times can change at the whim of a network executive who catches a whiff of perfume from his secretary.

* All times are in EDT PM, unless otherwise mentioned.

* New shows in Bold Italics



Monday, March 22nd

8:00 Dancing with the Stars (ABC) — Season 10 premiere. This time with — ugh — Kate Gosselin.

10:00 Nurse Jackie (Showtime) — Season two premiere.

10:00 United States of Tara (Showtime) — Season two premiere.

Tuesday, March 23rd

10:00 V (ABC) — Continuation of premiere season. Technically, it airs at 10:06.

Wednesday, March 24th

9:00 Fly Girls (CW) — “Reality” series about a group of Virgin America flight attendants.

9:00 Mythbusters (Discovery) — Season eight premiere.

Sunday, March 28th

10:00 Bubba’s World (FUEL TV) — Reality series about motocross James “Bubba” Stewart. Moves to 9:00 p.m. for the remaining episodes.

Monday, March 29th

8:00 10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family) — Season two premiere.

10:00 Saving Grace (TNT) — Season four premiere.

Tuesday, March 30th

10:00 Little Chocolatiers (TLC) — New series about little couple Steve and Katie Hatch, who own Hatch Family Chocolates in Salt Lake City.

10:00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA) — Season nine premiere.

Wednesday, March 31st

10:00 In Plain Sight (USA) — Season three premiere.



Thursday, April 1st

8:00 Bones (FOX) — Episode 100 airs the week after.

9:00 Fringe (FOX) — Continuation of season two.

10:00 Fugitive Chronicles (A&E) — Docu-drama that recreates past manhunts.

10:00 Known Universe (National Geographic) — Six episode series that explores, what else, the universe.

Friday, April 2nd

8:00 Wife Swap (ABC) — Season six premiere. Lord have mercy!

9:00 Stargate Universe (SyFy) — Season one continuation.

10:00 Miami Medical (CBS) — Yet another medical drama.

10:00 Merlin (SyFy) — Season two premiere.

Saturday, April 3rd

4;00 ESPN Sports Saturday (ABC) — Ahh, corporate synergy.

Sunday, April 4th

7:00 Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom (Animal Planet) — Season eight premiere.

10:00 Deadliest Catch (Discovery) — Season six premiere.

Monday, April 5th

6:00 The Daily Line (VERSUS) — The network’s first daily live show.

8:00 Little People, Big World (TLC) — Season five continuation.

10:00 Runaway Squad (A&E) — A former NYPD detective and his team find runaway teens and reunite them with their families.

10:00 Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (Oxygen) — Amazingly, season five premiere.

Tuesday, April 6th

10:00 Chopped (Food) — Season four premiere.

Wednesday, April 7th

8:30 Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) — Continuation of premiere season.

9:00 Peep Show (BBC America) — Seasons three and four premiere.

9:30 That Mitchell and Webb Look (BBC America) — Season three premiere.

10:00 Real World/Road Rules Challenge (MTV) — Only put here because it’s the season 19 premiere.

Saturday, April 10th

10:00 24/7 (HBO) — Season nine premiere.

10:00 Army Wives (Lifetime) — Season four premiere.

Sunday, April 11th

9:00 The Tudors (Showtime) — Season four premiere.

10:00 Treme (HBO) — Drama about New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Monday, April 12th

Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour (Eugene, OR) — Not a television show. Rather, it’s Conan O’Brien’s live show, which will tour 30 cities in two months.

8:00 House (FOX)

Tuesday, April 13th

9:00 Glee (FOX) — FINALLY!

10:00 The Big Gay Sketch Show (Logo) — Season three premiere.

Saturday, April 17th

8:00 Doctor Who (BBC America) — With Matt Smith as the eleventh Doctor

Sunday, April 18th

10:00 Chef vs City (Food) — Season two premiere. Moves to regular 9:00 slot the next week.

Tuesday, April 20th

9:00 9 by Design (Bravo) — Reality series about a design company that renovates unusual properties in New York City.

Friday, April 23rd

8:00 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (Cartoon Network) — In this series, Ben has to deal with his new found super-stardom.

8:30 Generator Rex (Cartoon Network) — Another teenager with super powers. Notice a trend here?

10:00 Party Down (Starz) — Season two premiere.

10:30: Gravity (Starz) — Comedy-drama about a group of suicide survivors. Peppy!

Sunday, April 25th

10:00 River Monsters (Animal Planet)

Monday, April 26th

8:00 One Tree Hill (CW) — Season seven continuation.

10:00 Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman (Travel) — Though, it should really be called “Food Network 2″.

Tuesday, April 27th

10:00 The Hills (MTV) — Season six premiere.

Wednesday, April 28th

10:00 Happy Town (ABC) — New crime drama that some say hearkens back to the days of Twin Peaks.

Friday, April 30th

8:00 Friday Night Lights (NBC) — Season four premiere on network television.


Sunday, May 2nd

11:00 Children’s Hospital (Adult Swim) — Ron Coddry parody of hospital dramas.

11:30 The Boondocks (Adult Swim) — Long-awaited season three premiere.

Thursday, May 6th

MTV Hired (MTV) — The show follows recent college grads as they try to find employment in today’s tough economic world.

Monday, May 24th

9:00 The Bachelorette (ABC) — Season six premiere.

Thursday, May 27th

8:00 So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) — Two hour season premiere.

8:30 100 Questions (NBC) — New scripted series (from NBC? Yes!) starring Charlotte Payne.

1o:00 Mall Cops: Mall of America (TLC) — The title says it all.

Friday, May 28th

8:00 Past Life (FOX) — Returns to the schedule to burn off the remaining episodes.

Monday, May 31st

9:00 Cake Boss (TLC) — Season three premiere.

10:00 True Beauty (ABC) — Season two premiere.


Tuesday, June 1st

8:00 Hell’s Kitchen (FOX) — Season seven premiere

8:00 America’s Got Talent (NBC) — The marathon known as season five premieres.

9:00 One Big Happy Family (TLC) — Season two premiere.

10:00 Losing It With Jillian (NBC) — Starring Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser.

10:00 The Little Couple (TLC) — Season three premiere.

Wednesday, June 2nd

10:00 Toddlers & Tiaras (TLC) — Season three premiere.

Thursday, June 3rd

9:00 Burn Notice (USA)

10:00 Royal Pains (USA)

Sunday, June 6th

7:30 Sons of Tucson (FOX) — Burn off of remaining episodes

9:00 Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) — Season two premiere.

9:00 The Next Food Network Star (Food) — Season six premiere.

11:00 The Hard Times of RJ Berger (MTV) — Scripted comedy about an awkward teen who’s gifted with a large, um, noodle.

Monday, June 7th

8:00 Lie to Me (FOX) — Continuation of 2nd season.

8:00 Last Comic Standing (NBC) — Season seven premiere.

9:00 The Good Guys (FOX)

10:00 Persons Unknown (NBC) — New criminal drama.

Thursday, June 10th

10:00 Penn & Teller: Bulls**t! (Showtime)  — season eight premiere.

10:30 The Green Room with Paul Provenza (Showtime) — Interview show with Paul hosting different comedians at one time.

Sunday, June 13th

9:00 True Blood (HBO) — Season three premiere.

Tuesday, June 15th

10:00 Rescue Me (FX) — Season six premiere.

11:00 Louie (FX) — New comedy with Louis CK.

Sunday, June 20th

10:00 The Real L Word (Showtime) — Reality series based on the original The L Word.

Tuesday, June 22nd

Wipeout (ABC) — Season three premiere.

Thursday, June 24th

10:00 Futurama (Comedy Central) — Season six premiere (They’re counting all the DVD episodes as season five).

Photo Credit: USA Network

2 Responses to “The CliqueClack guide to the Spring 2010 TV season”

March 22, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Thanks for all this great information, Rich! One thing that REALLY bothers me is the fact that “Lie To Me” isn’t returning until June 7. When it first started we were lukewarm about the show, but it really began to grow on us and having Fox hold off the rest of S2 until June tells me it isn’t long for this Earth. I hope I’m wrong because it’s become one of our favorite shows, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned about TV during my life it’s this: “If you like it they will cancel it.”

June 16, 2010 at 12:37 PM

THANK YOU… have a new MacBook Pro and have added this to iCal. Keep up the good work and do NOT stop!

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