Tim Goodman's Fall DVR List

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If you want to avoid missing the good stuff, just record as many of these as you can, writes THR's chief TV critic.

You can record whatever you want -- it's a free country, and people make pathetic and embarrassing choices all the time. But if you want to avoid missing the good stuff, just record as many of these as you can. Oh, and no, I didn't "forget" or "miss" anything on this list. If it's not here, there's a reason.


  • 8 p.m. Dancing With the Stars (ABC), Terra Nova (Fox)
  • 8:30 p.m. Monday Night Football (ESPN), Two Broke Girls (CBS)
  • 9 p.m. Top Gear (BBC America), Bored to Death (HBO)
  • 9:30 p.m. Enlightened (HBO)

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  • 8 p.m. Glee (Fox)
  • 9 p.m. New Girl (Fox), Frontline (PBS)
  • 9:30 p.m. Raising Hope (Fox)
  • 10 p.m. Parenthood (NBC), Sons of Anarchy (FX)

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  • 8 p.m. The X Factor (Fox), Up All Night (NBC), The Middle (ABC)
  • 8:30 p.m. Suburgatory (ABC)
  • 9 p.m. Modern Family (ABC), Nova (PBS), Inside the NFL (Showtime)
  • 10 p.m. Luther (BBC America), South Park (Comedy Central)

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  • 8 p.m. Community (NBC), The X Factor (Fox)
  • 8:30 p.m. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  • 9 p.m. Person of Interest (CBS), Project Runway (Lifetime)
  • 10 p.m. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)
  • 10:30 p.m. Archer/The League (FX)

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  1. 8 p.m. Nikita (CW)
  2. 9 p.m. Fringe (Fox)
  3. 10 p.m. Boss (Starz)


  • 9 p.m. Doctor Who (BBC America)


  • 7 p.m. Football Night in America (NBC)
  • 8 p.m. The Amazing Race (CBS), Sunday Night Football (NBC), The Simpsons (Fox)
  • 9 p.m. The Good Wife (CBS), Family Guy (Fox), Masterpiece (PBS), The Walking Dead (AMC), Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Dexter (Showtime)
  • 10 p.m. Breaking Bad (AMC), Homeland (Showtime)