Generally, the weekend isn't well-regarded for its viewing options, but there's a bunch of returning stuff mixed in with new programming.
Fantasy genre fans have lots of choices tonight, with the top pick going to "Dollhouse" (Fox, 9 p.m.) Not only does the show return for a second season, but it also includes guest stars Jamie Bamber ("Battlestar Galactica") and Alexis Denisof ("Angel").
It follows the debut of "Brothers," a comedy built around former NFL star Michael Strahan, who portrays a football star who is forced to move in with his family after his agent steals his money. Strahan's acting chops may be in doubt, but he's got a great cast to work with in CCH Pounder, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell and Carl Weathers.
"Smallville" (CW, 8 p.m.) returns for a ninth season as Clark finally debuts a "Matrix"-inspired Superman costume.
CBS kicks off the season with "Ghost Whisperer," "Medium" (moving from NBC), and "Numb3rs."
"Law & Order" (NBC, 8 p.m.) moves to a new night and time.
On cable, "Monk" and "Psych" are new, beginning at 9 p.m. on USA.
On Saturday, UGA battles Arizona State (ESPNU, 7 p.m.) There's also a new "Robin Hood" (BBC America, 9 p.m.)
Sunday features the debut of the latest Ken Burns documentary series, "National Parks: America's Best Idea" (PBS, 8 p.m.) There's a lot of positive buzz around this series, not really a big surprise.
"The Simpsons" (Fox, 8 p.m.) kick off Season 21, followed by the debut of "The Cleveland Show," featuring the "Family Guy" sidekick in his own spinoff. It's followed by "Family Guy" and "American Dad."
"The Amazing Race" (CBS, 8 p.m.) begins another adventure. Without having seen it yet, I'm already pulling for the team that includes hot poker pro Tiffany Michelle. It's followed by the season premiere of "Cold Case" at 10 p.m.
ABC is back with "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 9 p.m.) and "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC, 10 p.m.)
On cable, "Dexter" (Showtime, 9 p.m.) kicks off its creepy fourth season as Dexter (Michael C. Hall) takes on a veteran killer (John Lithgow) while coping with a new baby. It's followed by the new season of "Californicaton" at 10 p.m.
HBO counters with new episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" at 9 p.m. and "Bored To Death" at 9:30 p.m.
Finally, you can catch a new "Mad Men" (AMC, 10 p.m.) a week after winning the Emmy for Best Drama.