October 01, 2007 12:00 PM

Get set for the fall 2007 prime-time rollout—here come 11 new series

MONDAY, SEPT. 24

Chuck

NBC, 8 p.m. ET |

ACTION COMEDY

A computer geek (Zachary Levi) opens an e-mail from a friend—a renegade spy—and his brain subliminally downloads a huge and dangerous archive of top-secret material. He is now, in a sense, classified material himself, a pawn and a player in the realm of espionage. Ah, but what is espionage if not a metaphor for carnal knowledge? Chuck is introduced to an excitingly unpredictable new life and partnered with a beautiful woman from the CIA named Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski). It’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin rewritten by Ian Fleming. The better joke here is how the spies, in turn, are forced to geek it up to play along with Chuck.

THE BIG BANG THEORY

8:30 P.M. | CBS

Sitcom starring Johnny Galecki (Roseanne) and Jim Parsons as two brainiac roommates excited by a new number they’ve discovered—the cute blonde (Kaley Cuoco of 8 Simple Rules) who just moved in next door.

JOURNEYMAN

10 P.M. | NBC

Kevin McKidd of Rome is still time-tripping: In this drama he’s a married San Francisco newspaper reporter who keeps slipping back into the past, where he meets his long-lost fiancée.

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