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Queer TV Premiere Guide

Queer TV Premiere Guide

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With the return of fall, TV is gearing up for another season of new shows and returning favorites.  As the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards indicated, queer TV continues to expand and showcase the talents of LGBT actors.

This season proves to be no different with a number of series featuring openly gay entertainers and LGBT characters. With that in mind, we put together handy guide to Fall TV’s premiere dates:

 denotes open LGBT actor/creator
denotes LGBT character

Sept. 6

The Chair (Starz, 11/10c)  — Zachary Quinto hosts the filmmaking competition

Sept. 17

Red Band Society (FOX, 9/8c)   — Wilson Cruz co-stars as Nurse Kenji Gomez-Rejon

Sept. 21

The Good Wife (CBS, 9/8c)   — Alan Cumming is Eli Gold, Peter Florrick’s new chief of staff, and Archie Panjabi plays Kalinda Sharma, a bisexual private investigator, and David Hyde Pierce joins for a major recurring role

Sept. 22

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8/7c)  — Jim Parsons stars as Sheldon Cooper

Gotham (FOX, 8/7c) 

 — Victoria Cartagena plays the Latina lesbian detective Renee Montoya

Sept. 23

Awkward. (MTV, 10/9c)  — Evan Crooks and Monty Geer play a pair subversive gay high school students, Theo and Cole respectively, in the show now ran by Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler

Chicago Fire (NBC, 10/9c) 

 — Lauren German plays the lesbian paramedic in Ambulance 61

Faking It (MTV, 10:30/9:30c)  

 — In the show executive produced by Carter CovingtonMichael J. Willett plays Shane, an openly gay and popular high school student, while Rita Volk and Katie Stevens star as a possibly lesbian couple

Sept. 24

Survivor (CBS, 8/7c)  — Broadway byofriends Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly will compete for the top prize

Law & Order: SVU (NBC, 9/8c)  — Raúl Esparza is the series’ latest ADA

Modern Family (ABC, 9/8c)  

 Jesse Tyler Ferguson stars as Mitchell with Eric Stonestreet playing his husband

Chicago P.D. (NBC, 10/9c)  — Monica Raymund plays Gabriela Dawson

Nashville (ABC, 10/9c) 

 — Chris Carmack plays closeted gay man and aspiring country singer, Will Lexington

Sept. 25

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8/7 c) 

 — Sara Ramirez plays Callie Torres, one of the hospital’s top surgeons, who is in a long-term relationship with Arizona Robbins (played by Jessica Capshaw)

Scandal (ABC, 9/8c)  

 Guillermo Diaz is Huck and Jeff Perry plays openly gay White House Chief of Staff, Cyrus Beene, who recently lost his husband (played by Dan Bucatinsky)

How to Get Away With Murder (ABC, 10/9c) 

 — Jack Falahee stars as gay law student Connor Walsh

Parenthood (NBC, 10:30/9:30c) 

 — Sarah Ramos plays Haddie Braverman, the recently out lesbian daughter of Adam and Kristina

Sept. 26

Transparent (Amazon) 

 — Jeffrey Tambor plays a transgender woman, Moira, who is mother to a semi-closted lesbian daughter played by Amy Landecker and the genderqueer Ali, played by Gaby Hoffmann

Sept. 28

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, 8:30/7:30c) 

 — Andre Braugher plays the precinct’s openly gay commanding officer

Revenge (ABC, 10/9c) 

 — Gabriel Mann returns as Nolan Ross, the bisexual tech genius and confidante to Emily

Sept. 29

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, 10/9c)  — Linda Hunt stars as Special Agent Hetty Lange

Next: Premiere dates for Oct. and Nov.

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Oct. 1

Criminal Minds (CBS, 9/8c)  — Kirsten Vangsness plays technical analyst Penelope Garcia

Oct. 2

The Vampire Diaries (The CW, 8/7c)  — The show was created by Kevin Williamson

Oct. 5

Bob’s Burgers (FOX, 7:30/6:30c)  John Roberts voices Linda Belcher, the matriarch of the Jersey burger joint

Oct. 7

The Flash (The CW, 8/7c)  

— Created by Greg Berlanti, the show features Patrick Sabongui as David Singh, the secretly gay crime lab director

Oct. 8

Arrow (The CW, 8/7c)  — Created by Greg Berlanti, the show also co-stars John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn

American Horror Story: Freak Show (10/9c)  — Created by Ryan Murphy, the new season stars Sarah Paulson, Denis O’Hare, and Matt Bomer

Oct. 12

The Walking Dead (AMC, 9/8c) 

 — Alanna Masterson plays Tara Chambler, the series first LGBT character

Oct. 13

Jane the Virgin (The CW, 9/8c) 

 — In the new series, Brian Dare plays openly gay friend and hotel co-worker to the pregnant Jane (Gina Rodriguez)  

Oct. 14

Marry Me (NBC, 9/8c)  

 — Dan Bucantinsky plays Kevin Two, one of Annie’s gay dads (Tim Meadows plays his partner, Kevin One), Stephen Guarino reprises his role of Derrick, who originated on Happy Endings

Oct. 20

American Dad (TBS, 9/8c) 

 — The pansexual alien, Roger (voiced by Seth MacFarlane), returns for an 11th season

Oct. 22

Web Therapy (Showtime, 11/10c)  — The series created by Dan Bucantinsky and Don Roos features recurring characters played by Alan Cumming, Victor Garber, and Lily Tomlin

Oct. 30

The Millers (CBS, 8:30/7:30c)  — Season 2 adds Sean Hayes as Kip Withers and Billy Eichner as his ex-husband

The McCarthys (CBS, 9:30/8:30c) — Tyler Ritter stars as the Boston family’s openly gay son (pictured above)

Nov. 6

White Collar (USA, 9/8c) — Matt Bomer and Willie Garson star in the final season of this sexy, crime caper series

Nov. 9

The Comeback (HBO, 10/9c)  

 — Dan Bucantinsky reprises his role in the second season co-created by Michael Patrick King

Getting On (HBO, 10:30/9:30c) 

 — Mel Rodriguez portrays Patsy De La Serda, who is a closeted gay man in a complicated relationship with Dawn Forchette

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