By EW Staff
Updated September 07, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

Congratulations! You’ve stared down snarling attack dogs, flesh-nibbling rats, a buffet table full of sheep’s peepers, and still emerged from summer TV alive. And though the fall season has some creepy crawlers of its own (it’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, it’s Puddy from Seinfeld in The Tick) and more spy TV than you can shake a lipstick-cam at (the troika of espionage dramas Fox’s 24, CBS’ The Agency, and EW’s pick for best new drama, ABC’s Alias), at least you’ve got us to watch your back. We’ve been rabidly following Buffy’s resurrection, Ellen DeGeneres’ second coming-out, and Star Trek’s latest incarnation (Enterprise). Plus, we’ll give you a reality check on all the other new and returning shows. And never fear, we’ve also factored in a revealing look at The West Wing’s Rob Lowe and an exclusive peek at CBS’ newest reality extravaganza, The Amazing Race. So throw out that bowl of buffalo cojones, and get ready to devour our Fall TV Preview.