The Muppets

John Kiesewetter

Snarfie R. Dog, Hattie the Witch, Teaser the Mouse, the Treehouse and the Castle… If you loved Larry Smith's puppets, you need to see the collection on display at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township.

ABC Entertainment

ABC aggressively attacks fall with five new series -- two more shows than either NBC or Fox – and expands its Tuesday comedy block.

"The Middle" moves from Wednesdays to 8 p.m. Tuesday to anchor a new two-hour sitcom block with "Fresh Off The Boat," "The Real O'Neals" and newcomer "American Housewife" starring Katy Mixon (Victoria on "Mike & Molly) and Diedrich Bader ("Drew Carey").

Disney/ABC Television Group

ABC has renewed these 15 shows for fall 2016-2017 TV season:

“America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “The Bachelor,” “black-ish,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Goldbergs,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Scandal,” “Shark Tank” and “Quantico.”

NBCUniversal

 The 2015-16 TV season arrives this week with many of your returning favorites and most of the highly anticipated new series: “Scream Queens,” “The Muppets,” “Heroes Reborn,” “Limitless” and “The Player.”

The first week ends Sunday with a goodbye to a long-time favorite, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” in a two-hour CBS movie.

Below is my list of new fall series (titles in bold italic) and returning shows this week. All returning series are season premieres, unless noted.

If your favorite show doesn’t return this week, here’s my list of Fall TV premiere dates.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert premiered last night, and coming up this fall, Supergirl takes flight on CBS, Wesley Snipes makes his network debut on NBC, Don Johnson returns in a new ABC drama, and a certain pig and frog will be familiar to audiences of all ages with the reboot of The Muppets on ABC. Not that we'’ll limit our viewing to the  networks thanks to internet streaming sites, which are now producing their own original content.