It’s that time of year again.
Each fall, our local TV stations shuffle their daytime and late-night schedules, adding and subtracting talk shows, sitcoms and a host of other programs.
Those changes happen next month. So, as a public service to you, my loyal readers, here’s a rundown of what to expect.
Our MyNetworkTV affiliate has, by far, the most changes this year.
“Supreme Justice with Judge Karen,” a new court show, will air at 2:30 p.m., with “Cops Reloaded,” repackaged episodes of “Cops,” running at 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
“Friends” takes over the 5 p.m. time slot, followed by “Community” at 5:30 p.m.
At 9 p.m., following prime-time programming, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” is taking the place of “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.”
A second episode of “Community” will settle in at 10:30 p.m.
“King of Queens” will be shown at 11:30 p.m., then “King of the Hill” at midnight.
“Sanctuary” runs at 5 p.m. Saturday, with “Republic of Doyle” and “Rescue 3” airing back-to-back at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Look for “White Collar” at 9 p.m. Sunday.
Queen Latifah’s much-anticipated talk show takes over the 4 p.m. time slot, while “Modern Family” is set to air at noon and 6:30 p.m. weekdays.
Weekends, look for “Modern Family” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:05 p.m. Sunday. “Glee” will be shown at 1:35 a.m. Saturday and 11:35 p.m. Sunday.
A host of changes are coming soon to Austin’s CW affiliate, including the addition of a two-hour local newscast produced by sister station KXAN that will air weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
“Paternity Court,” a show where — you guessed it — paternity tests are conducted, takes over the 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. time slots.
Later in the day, back-to-back episodes of “The Middle” are scheduled at 5 p.m., bumping “Friends” to 9:30 p.m. Late-night host Arsenio Hall’s new show follows at 10 p.m., with “The Office” shifting to 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Sundays, “The Middle” takes over at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., while an encore episode of Hall’s show airs at 10 p.m.
Former “Real Housewives” star Bethenny Frankel gets her own talk show this fall, which Fox 7 will show at 11 a.m. weekdays.
Frankel’s chatfest displaces “The Wendy Williams Show,” which will settle into its new home at 10 a.m., replacing a rerun of “Dr. Oz” that will move to 3 a.m.
“TMZ Live,” an extension of the popular “TMZ” celebrity gossip franchise, bows at 2 p.m., taking over for “Judge Joe Brown,” which is no longer being syndicated.
Late nights, “TMZ” and “Dish Nation” are trading time slots, with “Dish Nation” set to air at 11:30 p.m. and “TMZ” at midnight.
“Judge Alex” replaces “King of the Hill” at 1 a.m., followed by “Divorce Court” at 1:30 a.m.
Austin’s ABC affiliate isn’t making any changes to its weekday lineup.
There are, however, a few additions on weekends. “What America Thinks with Scott Rasmussen,” a program that gauges public opinion on current events, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Later Saturday, “In Depth with Graham Bensinger,” a sports interview show, is slated for 10:35 p.m.
Sundays, expect to see “On the Red Carpet,” a celebrity news program, at 11:05 p.m., following KVUE’s hourlong local newscast. At 12:35 a.m., “White Collar” will take root.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it … so KXAN isn’t altering its weekday or weekend schedules.
Keep up with all the changes on our local stations by checking the TV listings in our Life & Arts section each day, or online at austin360.com/tvlistings.