Fox gleefully unveils the start for its returning shows

You’re going to want to make sure your couch is in optimal working condition the last two weeks in September. Why? Because Fox has announced the premiere dates for its new season and you’ll probably be glued to your couch to see the network’s slate of returning hits.

The festivities kick off with back-to-back So You Think You Can Dance and Glee starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. I don’t give a hoot about who can or can’t cut a rug but I’m filled with the aforementioned emotion about Glee’s return. It borders on cruel how Fox is making us wait and wait for fresh episodes after debuting the delightful anti-High School Musical musical’s premiere episode in May. You can yell at me through a bullhorn anytime you want, Jane Lynch.

The premiereapolooza continues at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 with a fantastic one-two night of forensic fun as Bones and Fringe. To have Emily Deschanel and Anna Torv follow each other is almost too much hot smart gal crime solving for one night. Almost.

The unexpected renewal of Dollhouse brings the series back to Friday nights Eliza Dushku and Joss Whedon continue to do that mind-erasing, brain-washing thing they do at 9 p.m. on Sept. 18.

The doctors return to House at 8 p.m. Monday Sept. 21 with a two-hour premiere. No word on whether the not-so-good doctor will still be in the but house, where we last saw him in the season finale. Does Vicodin mix well with electroshock therapy?

Fox rounds out its returning premieres with The Simpsons and Family Guy Sunday, Sept. 27 and Lie to Me Monday, Sept. 28. No word on whether Jennifer Beals will be back to reprise her role as Tim Roth’s ex.

Fox also announced the debut of the new The Wanda Sykes Show for 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. Anything that brings the hilarious out comic and new mother to my television screen is a good, good thing.

So, what do you think of the lineup and, seriously, is it September yet?

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