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See what's ahead for your favorite shows after last year's cliff-hangers

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Premieres: Monday, Sept. 13 at 8/7c Where We Left Off:: Annie tried not to pursue Liam, but did. Mr. Cannon attacked Naomi, while a drunk Mr. Matthews crashed into the school sign in a fiery symbol of his downfall. What's Next: The Wilsons' marriage will crumble. Annie and Dixon's relationships will change with the arrivals of two older strangers. Plus: One of the 90210 boys will come out of the closet.
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Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c Where We Left Off: Bones decided to take a year off to do research and to get some perspective on her relationship with Booth, who returned to the Army in Afghanistan. After their wedding, Angela and Hodgins moved to Paris What's Next: The gang is all reunited to defend Camille, who causes a stir with the news media. But Booth returns to town with a new girlfriend, a journalist he met in Afghanistan.
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Brothers & Sisters

Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 26 at 10/9c Where We Left Off: Ojai went out of business, but Nora discovered that Narrow Lake was actually a water reserve. Saul discovered he was HIV-positive and after a massive car crash, Robert was killed and Holly was severely injured. What's Next: The show will jump ahead a year, focusing on Kitty as she begins to date again. Meanwhile, Kevin and Scotty take in a troubled Latino teen and Rebecca and Justin call it quits as Emily VanCamp exits the series.
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Premieres: Monday, Sept. 20 at 10/9c Where We Left Off: Beckett finally realized her feelings for Castle and broke up with her boyfriend. However, Castle reconciled with one of his ex-wives and left to spend the summer with her in the Hamptons. What's Next: Castle will be suspected of murder in the season premiere. Also: Look for the release of Castle's new book and a season-long serial killer storyline.
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Premieres: Monday, Sept. 20 at 8/7c Where We Left Off: Chuck's dad died. The Buy More blew up. What's Next: It's a cavalcade of guest stars, starting with Linda Hamilton as Chuck's mom. Plus: Dolph Lundgren, Harry Dean Stanton, Olivia Munn, Isaiah Mustafa, Nicole Richie and Steve "Stone Cold" Austin.
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Criminal Minds

Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: The BAU team traveled to Los Angeles to track a killer who attacks his victims in the dark. The team works with Detective Spicer, who was a survivor of the killer's first attack years ago. The unsub kills Spicer and kidnaps his daughter. What's Next: Tim Curry returns as serial killer Billy Flynn in the conclusion of the story. Also: cast member A.J. Cook will wrap up her character's storyline before exiting the show for good.
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Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: The team tracked down and killed Dr. Jekyll, thanks to a little help from Nate Haskell, who in the season's closing moments stabs Dr. Langston and leaves him bleeding on the floor. What's Next: Bill Irwin will return as Nate Haskell, while Langston fights for his life. Justin Bieber will guest-star as a troubled teen and the CSIs will work with a new bombs expert.
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CSI: Miami

Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 3 at 10/9c Where We Left Off: Delko rejoined Horatio's team as a serial killer taunted the CSIs with clues about all his victims. Finally, the killer attacked CSI headquarters, leaving nearly every member of the team unconscious and in danger. What's Next: Somebody doesn't make it: Look for a funeral in the premiere episode's closing moments to draw the team closer together than ever before.
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Premieres: Friday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: An escaped serial killer targeted Danny and Lindsay while they were on vacation. After a confrontation, Casey showed up at the couple's house, and during the struggle a gun was fired. What's Next: Following the events of the finale, Lindsay is awarded a medal for her bravery, but the stress of the event leads her to therapy. Meanwhile, Sela Ward joins the cast as a new CSI who has relocated from Washington, D.C.
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Desperate Housewives

Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: Susan and Mike moved off Wisteria Lane to save money, Bree decided to tell Gaby that Andrew ran over Carlos' mother years ago, and Lynette's baby was born as she persuaded serial killer Eddie to turn himself in. Plus: Paul Young moved back onto the Lane. What's Next: Vanessa Williams and Brian Austin Green move on to the Lane. Plus: A Wisteria kid was switched at birth.
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Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: After capturing and killing Trinity, Dexter returns home to find that Trinity's last victim was Rita, who was lying in a bathtub full of blood. What's Next: Dexter navigates the waters of single fatherhood while searching for atonement for the actions that led to Rita's death. Meanwhile, Quinn will head up an investigation that suspects Dexter as Rita's murderer.
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Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: Olivia and Walter headed "over there" to rescue Peter. What's Next: They succeed, but not before Nolivia (the "over-there" Olivia) switches with her doppelgänger, who's now rotting in a darkened cell.
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Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 8/7c Where We Left Off: New Directions didn't win sectionals with their Journey medley, but Sue persuaded Principal Figgins to give the gleeks another year. What's Next: Fan favorite Brittany is getting her own Britney Spears-themed episode. Plus: John Stamos signs on as Emma's dentist/love interest.
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Gossip Girl

Premieres: Monday, Sept. 13 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: A devastated Chuck decamped for Europe where a botched mugging left Mr. Bass on the business end of a shooting, bleeding out in the gutter. What's Next: OMD! (Oh Mon Dieu!) Blair and Serena are heading to Paris to find Chuck ... and go shopping, of course.
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Grey's Anatomy

Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: Seattle Grace went on lockdown after a crazed gunman went on a murderous rampage. Reed and Percy were killed, Cristina and Owen cemented their love, Meredith had a miscarriage and Alex and Derek were seriously injured. What's Next: James Tupper checks in as a trauma counselor that must clear each doc before he or she can return to the OR. However, the Grey sisters are nowhere near the top of that list.
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Premieres:Monday, Sept. 20 at 8/7c Where We Left Off: Cuddy showed up just as House was ready to start using again... and kissed him. What's Next: Cuddy and House are going to pursue an actual relationship. Plus: Amber Tamblyn fills a Thirteen-shaped hole on the team.
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Law & Order: SVU

Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: Sharon Stone wrapped up a four-episode stint as an assistant district attorney. Dr. Warner was shot by a grieving mother. What's Next: Paula Patton (Precious) has signed on to play ADA Mikka Von
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The Mentalist

Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c Where We Left Off: Jane was captured by a Red John copycat. But before the impostor could kill Jane, he was shot by the real Red John, who tells Jane that he only lived because Red John wanted him alive. What's Next: Jane's obsession with Red John becomes even stronger; he'll come to the aid of his con man brother-in-law when he is suspected of murder.
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Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 8/7c Where We Left Off: Abby discovered Gibbs' secret connection to the murder of Pedro Hernandez in Mexico. While in Mexico, Gibbs was captured by Pablo's daughter, Paloma Reynosa, who sought vengeance for her father's death. In the season's closing moments, Paloma turned up at the store of Gibbs' father, Jackson. What's Next: Gibbs must face the team after the information of his past gets out. Plus: executive producer Shane Brennan promises several origin stories that explain how the team members all ended up at NCIS.
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NCIS: Los Angeles

Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: The team discovers information about Callen's mysterious past, but the evidence is destroyed in an explosion. Callen finds a woman he believes to be his sister, but later finds out that his sister is dead. At the cemetery, Callen finds a note that could lead him to another family member. What's Next: Callen's search will continue as Marty Deeks joins the team full time as Kinsey's new partner.
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The Office

Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c Where We Left Off:: After Michael helped Dunder Mifflin get out of a public relations jam, Jo agreed to transfer Holly to Scranton from Nashua. What's Next: It's Steve Carell's last season, and we're hoping it builds toward something resembling "happily ever after" with his "soupsnake."
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Private Practice

Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c Where We Left Off: After celebrating the successful birth of Maya’s baby, the Oceanside Wellness crew learned that Dell had died. Addison and Pete separated, leading to an Addison-Sam hookup in the final moments of the season. What's Next: The new season opens with a surprise rushed wedding, Pete and Charlotte find common ground and Sam and Addison get even closer.
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Premieres: Friday, Sept. 24 at 8/7c Where We Left Off: Just after Lois learned his secret, Clark finally took on Zod, casting him away from Earth. Chloe and Oliver shared a brief “I love you” before he was captured by those working for the final season’s big bad: Darkseid. What's Next: Clark takes the final steps toward becoming Superman, Lois struggles with keeping his secret, Chloe goes missing, Oliver turns dark (again!) and after 10 years, we'll finally see the red and blue suit.
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Sons of Anarchy

Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 10/9c Where We Left Off: Stahl framed Gemma for the murder of Cameron's son. Heartbroken, Cameron seeks revenge by killing Half Sack and kidnapping Jax's son Abel. What's Next: Jax is a broken, angry man who rejects even those closest to him, including Tara. Gemma, despite being on the lam, returns home to visit her father, played by Hal Holbrook.
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Premieres: Friday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c Where We Left Off: The apocalypse was avoided as Lucifer, locked in Sam’s body, was trapped once again in hell. In the aftermath, Dean went off to live a normal life with Lisa and Ben, though he was spied upon by a seemingly alive Sam. What's Next: The show will return to its roots — specifically Season 1, when Sam and Dean hunted someone or something new every week.
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The Vampire Diaries

Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 9 at 8/7c Where We Left Off: Well, Founder's Day went up in flames, and so did more than a few vampires. In the process, Alaric and Damon uncharacteristically worked together to keep people safe. What's Next: The Lockwood family has an ancient secret, and it's coming out to play this season. Alaric and Damon will work with a bright young grad student to protect Mystic Falls from yet another supernatural incursion: werewolves.