|Saturday Night College Football [LIVE at 8p ET / 5p PT]|
|[Various repeats]||48 Hours Mystery|
|Cops||Cops||America's Most Wanted||[Local programming]|
|America's Funniest Home Videos||Extreme Makeover Home Edition||Desperate Housewives||Brothers & Sisters|
|60 Minutes||The Amazing Race||Undercover Boss||CSI: Miami|
|[NFL game conclusion and postgame show]||The Simpsons||The Cleveland Show||Family Guy||American Dad||[Local programming]|
|Football Night in America [LIVE]||Sunday Night Football [LIVE at 8:15p ET / 5:15p PT]|
The seventh season of Desperate Housewives (ABC, Sun 9p starting 9/26) welcomes new cast members Vanessa Williams and Brian Austin Green to Wisteria Lane; Lanie Kazan will also appear in a few episodes ... Neither Balthazar Getty nor Rob Lowe will return to Brothers & Sisters (ABC, Sun 10p starting 9/26), while Emily Van Camp will be back for just a few episodes to wrap up her character's storyline ... Daniel Radcliffe, Jon Hamm, and Martha Stewart will be among the guests this season on The Simpsons (Fox, Sun 8pm starting 9/26) ... Fellow Fox animated programs The Cleveland Show (Sun 8:30p) and Family Guy (Sun 9p) also return on September 26, while American Dad (Sun 9:30p) is back one week later ... Adam Rodriguez has returned to the cast of CSI: Miami (CBS, Sun 10p starting 10/3), meaning that his replacement, Eddie Cibrian, will not appear in the upcoming ninth season.
Key show: Boardwalk Empire (HBO, Sun 9p starting 9/19)
Still looking for another Sopranos, HBO enlisted one of that show's producers (Terence Winter) to create this new gangster epic, set in Prohibition-era Atlantic City. Expect a big publicity push for the flashy pilot, directed by none other than Martin Scorsese (who also serves as a producer); the cast includes Steve Buscemi, Dabney Coleman and Gretchen Mol. Critics have seen the first six episodes, and the early consensus is that Boardwalk Empire is the season's best new show by a wide margin.
Also: The fifth season of Dexter (Showtime, Sun 9p starting 9/26) picks up seconds after the events of the shocking season four finale, and upcoming episodes will feature new guest stars Peter Weller, Julia Stiles, and Jonny Lee Miller ... HBO slacker detective comedy Bored to Death (Sun 10p starting 9/26) is back for a second season with Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, and Zach Galifianakis all returning ... Following that show will be the second season of the Danny McBride comedy Eastbound & Down (HBO, Sun 10:30p starting 9/26) ... BBC America's crime series Luther (Sun 10p starting 10/24) earned strong buzz among critics during the summer press tour, thanks in part to a great performance from Idris Elba (best known as Stringer Bell on The Wire) as a troubled homicide detective ... The fifth season of Iconoclasts (Sundance, Sat 9p starting 10/2) will feature Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman, and Charlize Theron.