By Ken Tucker
September 14, 2011 at 09:05 PM EDT

Starting to feel as though you can’t wait much longer for some of your favorite shows to return with fresh episodes? Join the club. (I’m coining a new term for the desire to see more new stuff nowFringe-ing.) Here are my picks for some of the returning shows I’m most looking forward to, and why:

As for new shows, it’s shaping up to be an uneven (of course) but interesting (in some cases, daring) season for both network and cable premieres. Here are a few that I’d recommend:

I’m sure you have your own lists; feel free to let loose with them below.

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