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A new season is here. And we’re not talking about the crisper fall-ish weather of late. Or even football. LAist is ready for the fall TV lineup. So bring it on.

We’re psyched that new scripted shows outnumber the mind-numbing “reality TV” pilots. Martha Stewart is the only reality show to make our list. And we’ve noticed a few other trends. There’s more sci-fi and suspense with new shows like Supernatural, Threshold, Surface and Invasion – filling in the huge crater left by The X-Files demise. The modern procedural crime drama pioneered by CSI is still producing more ripoffs and we’re going to watch every minute (of the pilots at least) of shows like Bones, Criminal Minds and The Night Stalker.

Bona fide movie actors are making their way onto the small screen this year with Geena Davis as president in Commander in Chief, Chris Rock lending his story to Everybody Hates Chris and Jason Lee playing a ne’er do well in My Name is Earl.