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TV Shows (2008 - 2009)

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People who added this item 622  Average listal rating (404 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.3 
1. Castle (2009)
STATUS: Renewed for Season 7

Premiered On: March 9, 2009
Network: ABC
Time:
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime

Cast: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

What's it about?
A mystery detective helps the New York Police solve a copycat murder from one of his popular books. Inspired by one of the detectives he gets permission to follow the police during investigations.
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People who added this item 848  Average listal rating (562 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
2. The Mentalist (2008)
STATUS: Currently Showing Season 6

Premiered On: September 23, 2008
Network: CBS
Time: 9PM

Cast: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Owain Yeoman, Amanda Righetti, Tim Kang

What's it about?
Simon Baker plays a detective and former tv psychic who helps the California Bureau of Investigation solve serious crimes.
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People who added this item 621  Average listal rating (337 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.7 
3. Sons of Anarchy (2008)
STATUS: Currently Showing Season 6

Premiered On: September 3, 2008
Network: HBO
Time:
Genre: Drama, Humor

Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Drea de Matteo, Maggie Siff, Ron Perlman

What's it about?
An outlaw motorcycle club and their stranglehold on all things illegal in the small town of Charming, California

People who added this item 1995  Average listal rating (1238 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.1 
4. True Blood (2008)
STATUS: Renewed for Season 7

Premiered On: September 7, 2008
Network: HBO
Time: 9:00 PM
Genre:

Cast: Sam Trammell, Michael Raymond-James,
Nelsan Ellis, Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin, Brook Kerr, Stephen Moyer, Ryan Kwanten, Stephen Root

What's it about?
The show details the fictional co-existence of vampires and humans in a small Louisiana town. It is based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries series of books by Charlaine Harris
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Five Seasons

People who added this item 108  Average listal rating (64 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.4 
5. Southland (2009)
STATUS: Ended after five seasons
Premiered On:
Network: NBC/TNT
Time:
Genre: Drama, Police

Cast: Kevin Alejandro, Arija Bareikis, Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King, Michael McGrady, Benjamin McKenzie

What's it about?
The day-to-day activities of the LAPD
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People who added this item 52  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.2 
6. In Plain Sight (2008)
STATUS: ENDED AFTER FIVE SEASONS

Premiered On: June 1, 2008
Network: USA
Time: 10.00 PM
Genre: Drama, Crime

What's it about?
Follows the exploits of a Federal Marshall who protects those in the Witness Protection Program.
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People who added this item 107  Average listal rating (62 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
7. Flashpoint (2008)
STATUS: ENDED (five seasons)

Premiered On: July 11, 2008
Network: CBS
Time: 10 PM ET/PT


Cast: Enrico Colantoni, Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson


What's it about?
A action/drama that delves into the lives of a group of cops in a highly-skilled tactical unit that deals with everything from rescuing hostages to defusing bombs.
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People who added this item 1268  Average listal rating (739 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.5 
8. Fringe (2008)
STATUS: ENDED AFTER FIVE SEASONS

Premiered On: September 9, 2008
Network: FOX
Time:


Cast: John Noble, Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Blair Brown, Chris Britton, Kirk Acevedo, Lance Reddick

What's it about?
Described as a cross between The X-Files, Altered States and The Twilight Zone, J.J. Abrams' new mystery/thriller is about an FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist to stop unexplained phenomena with terrible consequences.

Buzz:
The Futon Critic: "A great show to be found here"
E!Online: "Fringe buffers its horror-show edge with a fair portion of comedy, an undercurrent of romance and some nice action sequences as the basis for a lot of interesting character interaction"
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People who added this item 505  Average listal rating (351 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
9. 90210 (2008)
STATUS: Ended After Five Seasons

Premieres On: September 2, 2008
Network: The CW
Time: 8 PM

Cast: Tristan Wilds, Shenae Grimes, Jessica Stroup, Lori Loughlin, Rob Estes,

What's it about?
It's an update of the teen soap, Beverly Hills, 90210. This time the story centers around the Mills family who have moved to Beverly Hills when the father becomes principal of West Beverly Hills High School.


Three Seasons

People who added this item 288  Average listal rating (184 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
10. United States of Tara (2009)
STATUS: ENDED, THREE SEASONS

Premiered On: January 18, 2009
Network: Showtime
Time:
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Cast: Toni Collette, John Corbett, Brie Larson, Keir Gilchrist, Rosemarie DeWitte, Nathan Corddry

What's it about?
A woman copes with dissociative identity disorder while juggling her dysfunctional family.

People who added this item 774  Average listal rating (489 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
11. Lie to Me (2009)
STATUS: CANCELLED AFTER THREE SEASONS

Premiered On: January 15, 2009
Network: Fox
Time: 8PM
Genre: Psychology, Drama

Cast: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund

What's it about?
An expert of body language and facial expressions helps law enforcement determine if suspects are lying.
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Two Seasons

People who added this item 20  Average listal rating (15 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 7.5 
12. Raising the Bar (2008)
STATUS: CANCELLED (after two seasons)

Premiered On: September 1, 2008
Network: TNT
Time: 10:00 PM
Genre: Drama

Cast: Jonathan Scarfe, Teddy Sears, Paul Joyner, Melissa Sagemiller, Stacy Hall

What's it about?
Former law school classmates reunite in court when they take on rival clients.

People who added this item 39  Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
13. Gary Unmarried (2008)
STATUS: CANCELLED AFTER TWO SEASONS

Premiered On: September 24, 2008
Network: CBS
Time: 8:30 PM
Genre: Comedy

Cast: Jay Mohr, Paula Marshall

What's it about?
A recently divorced father deals with his ex-wife, kids and new girlfriend.

People who added this item 668  Average listal rating (404 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
14. Dollhouse (2009)
STATUS: CANCELLED (after two seasons)

Premiered On: February 13, 2009
Network: Fox
Time:
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction

Cast: Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Tahmoh Penikett, Fran Kranz, Enver Gjokaj, Dichen Lachman, Olivia Williams

What's it about?
A group of people known as "Actives" have their memories erased and imprinted with different personalities in order to complete assignments.
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People who added this item 21  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
15. The Cleaner (2008)
STATUS: CANCELLED (after two seasons)

Premiered On: July 15, 2008
Network: USA
Time: 10.00 PM

Genre: Drama

Cast: Benjamin Bratt, Amy Price-Francis, Grace Park, Kevin Michael Richardson, Esteban Powell, Brett DelBuono, Liliana Mumy


What's it about?
William Banks strikes a deal with God. In exchange for a second chance in kicking his drug habit, he do whatever it takes to help others with get rid of their addictions.
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One Season

People who added this item 23  Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
16. Trust Me (2009)
STATUS: CANCELED

Premiered On: January 15, 2009
Network: TNT
Time: 10 PM
Genre: Drama

Cast: Tom Cavanaugh, Eric McCormack

What's it about?
Two friends in an advertising firm see their relationship change when one gets a promotion

People who added this item 6  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.3 
17. Testees (2008)
STATUS: CANCELLED

Premiered On: October 9, 2008
Network: FX
Time:
Genre: Comedy

Cast: Body Banks, Kenny Hotz, Marvin Ishamel, Shauna MacDonald, Kim Schraner

What's it about?
Two guys make a living as human guinea pigs

People who added this item 27  Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
18. Samurai Girl (2008)
STATUS: ENDED

Premiered On: September 5, 2008
Network: ABC Family
Time:
Genre: Drama

Cast: Jamie Chung, Brendan Fehr, Saige Thompson, Kyle Labine, Steven Brand

What's it about?
A teenage girl tries to balance a normal life as the adopted daughter of wealthy parents with the Samurai traditions of her ancestors.

People who added this item 77  Average listal rating (50 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
19. Privileged (2008)
STATUS: CANCELLED

Premiered On: September 2, 2008
Network: CW
Time: 9:00 PM
Genre: Drama, Comedy

Cast: Joanna Garcia, Anne Archer, Ashley Newbrough, Lucy Kate Hale

What's it about?
A Yale graduate accepts a job as a tutor for two wealthy high school students in Palm Springs.

People who added this item 46  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 5.1 
20. Kath & Kim (2008)
STATUS: CANCELLED

Premieres On: October 9, 2008
Network: NBC
Time:
Genre: Comedy

Cast: Selma Blair, Mikey Day, John Michael Higgins, Molly Shannon

What's it about?
U.S. version of the Australian comedy about the dysfunctional relationship between a mother and daughter.

People who added this item 286  Average listal rating (191 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
21. Harper's Island (2009)
STATUS: ENDED

Premiered On: April 9, 2009
Network: CBS
Time:
Genre: Drama, Horror, Serial

Cast:

What's it about?
A group of family and friends gather for a wedding on a small island near Seattle notorious for a string of unsolved murders.
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People who added this item 45  Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
22. Fear Itself (2008)
STATUS: CANCELED

Premiered On: June 5, 2008
Network: NBC
Time: 10 PM

Cast: Various

What's it about?
An anthology of horror and suspense.

People who added this item 28  Average listal rating (19 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 6.2 
23. The Ex List (2008)
STATUS: CANCELED

Premiered On: October 3, 2008
Network: CBS
Time:
Genre: Drama

Cast: Alexandra Breckenridge, Elizabeth Reaser, Rachel Boston, Mark Deklin, Adam Rothenberg, Amir Talai

What's it about?
A woman explores all of her past relationships after a psychic tells her she's already dated her future husband

People who added this item 23  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
24. Crusoe (2008)
STATUS: CANCELLED

Premiered On: October 17, 2008
Network: NBC
Time:
Genre: Adventure, Drama

Cast: Philip Winchester, Anna Walton, Mark Dexter

People who added this item 16  Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
25. The Beast (2009)
STATUS: CANCELLED

Premiered On: January 15, 2009
Network: A&E
Time: 9PM
Genre:

Cast: Patrick Swayze, Travis Fimmel, Kevin J. O'Connor

What's it about?
A veteran FBI agent helps his rookie partner adjust to undercover work.


Cancelled

People who added this item 24  Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.8 
26. Valentine (2008)
STATUS: CANCELED

Premiered On: September 21, 2008
Network: CW
Time:
Genre: Comedy

Cast: Jaime Murray, Kristopher Polaha, Robert Baker, Autumn Reeser

What's it about?
A family of Greek gods existing in the modern world, bringing soul mates together.

People who added this item 46  Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
27. The Unusuals (2009)
STATUS: CANCELLED

Premiered On: April 8, 2009
Network: ABC
Time: 10PM
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Cast: Amber Tamblyn, Harold Perrineau

What's it about?
A detective transferred to the homicide division has to adjust to her new position and her colleagues who aren't quite what they seem.

People who added this item 36  Average listal rating (19 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
28. Swingtown (2008)
STATUS: CANCELED

Premiered On: June 5, 2008
Network: CBS
Time: 10 - 11 pm ET/PT

Cast: Shanna Collins, Jack Davenport, Josh Hopkins, Aaron Howles, Molly Parker, Lana Parrilla, Miriam Shor, Grant Show, Nick Benson

What's it about?
Set in suburban Chicago in the 1970s, Susan and Bruce Miller are introduced to the swinger lifestyle by their new neighbors.

Links:
Official Site @ CBS

Buzz:
MSNBC: What you see on "Swingtown" isn't risque behavior but the issues underlying the choices made, along with their consequences.


People who added this item 50  Average listal rating (34 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
29. My Own Worst Enemy (2008)
STATUS: CANCELED

Premiered On: October 13, 2008
Network: NBC
Time: 10 PM
Genre:

Cast: Christian Slater, Saffron Burrows, Alfre Woodard

What's it about?
Henry Spivey is living a regular (albeit boring) life with his wife and two kids. Edward Albright is an accomplished spy and a well-trained killer. The two have nothing in common except they share the same body. What happens when the psychological wall between the two is broken?
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People who added this item 87  Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.3 
30. Life on Mars (2008)
STATUS: CANCELED

Premiered On: October 9, 2008
Network: ABC
Time: 10 PM

Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Cast: Jason O'Mara, Rachelle LeFevre, Colm Meaney, Stephanie Jacobsen, Lenny Clarke, Patrick Wenk-Wolff, Richard Benjamin


What's it about?
Remake of the BBC series about Sam Tyler, a modern day police detective who finds himself in 1973 after he's involved in a car crash. Written by David E. Kelley.

Trailer

People who added this item 43  Average listal rating (30 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 5.7 
31. Knight Rider (2008)
STATUS: CANCELED

Premiered On: September 24, 2008
Network: NBC
Time: 8 PM (Wednesdays)

Cast: Justin Bruening, Deanna Ruso, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Bruce Davison

What's it All About?
An update on the 1980s tv classic featuring the coolest car ever created, KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand).

People who added this item 73  Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
32. Kings (2009)
STATUS: CANCELLED

Premiered On: March 15, 2009
Network: NBC
Time:
Genre: Drama,

Cast: Christopher Egan, Ian McShane, Allison Miller, Susanna Thompson, Macaulay Culkin, Sebastian Stan, Eamonn Walker, Dylan Baker, Wes Studi

What's it about?
Modern-day retelling of the David-and-Goliath story where a soldier comes to political power after rescuing a prince in a fictional monarchy.

People who added this item 56  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.2 
33. Eleventh Hour (2008)
STATUS: CANCELLED

Premiered On: October 9, 2008
Network: CBS
Time: 10:00 PM
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Cast: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, DeeDee Bigelow, Marc Blucas, Kirk Bovill, Sam Hennings

What's it about?
A government scientist and his attractive counterpart try to save people from deadly scientific experiments.


People who added this item 4  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
34. Easy Money (2008)
STATUS: CANCELED

Premiered On: September 21, 2008
Network: FOX
Time: 9.00 PM
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Cast: Laurie Metcalf, Judge Reinhold, Jeff Hephner

What's it about?
Dramedy about a family that runs a loan shark business

People who added this item 9  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 4.3  IMDB Rating
35. Do Not Disturb (2008)
STATUS: CANCELED

Premiered On: September 10, 2008
Network: FOX
Time: 9.30 PM
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Jerry O'Connell, Niecy Nash, Molly Stanton, Brando Eaton, Jolene Purdy, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

What's it about?
Workplace comedy set in one of New York City's hippest hotels, The Inn.


 

List of TV shows that premiered in the 2008 - 2009 season.
The focus is mainly on shows released in the US - mostly dramas and comedies - no reality tv here or this list would be too long.

Last Updated: October 2, 2013





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Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Mar 8 7:24
Thanks! Can't believe I missed that.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Mar 13 9:27
Wow, haven't heard about ... 95% of these shows. Makes you wonder. -scratches chin-
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Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Mar 15 1:19
I didn't get a chance to watch most of these. Sadly they couldn't find an audience.

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