By Heather Chavez

Forget spring. For TV fans, fall is the season of love.

After a summer fling with all those USA shows (“Covert Affairs,” “Burn Notice,” “White Collar” and “Suits” among them), it’s now easier to forget the frustration of relationships from last fall that didn’t go anywhere (“The Event”) and look back on lost loves with a little less pain (“Friday Night Lights”). It’s time to again open yourself to finding TV love…. or at least a show to watch while you’re folding the laundry, on the treadmill or unwinding from a day at the office.

Technically, fall doesn’t start until the end of next week, but for TV fans, it started a few days ago. One of the more high-profile shows to debut was The CW’s “Ringer,” which premiered 9 p.m. Tuesday and which stars Sarah Michelle Gellar in her return as a TV lead after leaving “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” eight years ago. (Ahhh… “Buffy.” Another lost love.)

Some other familiar faces also have new shows, including Christina Applegate, who stars with Will Arnett in the funny new-parents comedy “Up All Night,” Kelsey Grammar (“Boss”) and Tim Allen (“Last Man Standing”).

This fall, nostalgia is in with “Pan Am,” “The Playboy Club” and a remake of “Charlie’s Angels,” starring “Friday Night Lights” alum Minka Kelly. But the “FNL” star I’m even more excited to see is Connie Britton, who will be appearing with Dylan McDermott in the creepy “American Horror Story.” I’m also intrigued to see which of the dueling fairytale-theme series will come out ahead: “Grimm” or “Once Upon a Time.” I remember many years ago, “ER” went head to head with “Chicago Hope,” and I took a chance on the wrong one. Thank goodness that DVRs can now record a couple of shows at once.

There’ve been mixed reviews of “Terra Nova” – but dinosaurs? Steven Spielberg? Jason O’Mara? I’m so in! The same goes for “Person of Interest,” the J.J. Abrams thriller with Jim Caviezel and the fantastic Michael Emerson of “Lost” fame.

So which of the new shows will be a “Survivor”? And which will be this season’s “Lone Star,” which was canceled last year after only two episodes? Here’s a roundup of what else is new this fall. Hopefully, your DVR won’t overheat.

Already premiered: “Up All Night” (8 p.m. Wed., NBC), “Free Agents” (8:30 p.m. Wed., NBC); “H8R” (8 p.m. Wed., CW) and “The Secret Circle (9 p.m. Thurs., CW).

Sept. 19: “2 Broke Girls,” (9:30 p.m., CBS) and “The Playboy Club” (10 p.m., NBC)

Sept. 20: “New Girl” (9 p.m., Fox); “Unforgettable” (10 p.m., CBS)

Sept. 21: “The X Factor” (8 p.m., Fox); “Revenge” (10 p.m., ABC)

Sept. 22: “Charlie’s Angels” (8 p.m., ABC); “Person of Interest” (9 p.m., CBS) “Whitney” (9:30 p.m., NBC) and “Prime Suspect” (10 p.m., NBC)

Sept. 23: “A Gifted Man” (8 p.m., CBS)

Sept. 25: “Pan Am” (10 p.m., ABC)

Sept. 26: “Terra Nova” (8 p.m., Fox) and “Hart of Dixie” (9 p.m., CW)

Sept. 28: “Suburgatory” (8:30 p.m., ABC)

Sept. 29: “How to be a Gentleman” (8:30 p.m., CBS)

Oct. 2: “Homeland” (10 p.m., Showtime)

Oct. 5: “American Horror Story” (10 p.m., FX)

Oct. 10: “Enlightened” (9:30 p.m., HBO)

Oct. 11: “Last Man Standing,” (8 p.m., ABC)

Oct. 18: “Man Up!” (8:30 p.m., ABC)

Oct. 21: “Grimm” (9 p.m. NBC); “Boss” (10 p.m., Starz)

Oct. 23: “Once Upon a Time” (8 p.m., ABC)

Oct. 30: “Allen Gregory” (8:30 p.m., Fox)

Nov. 6: “Hell on Wheels” (10 p.m., AMC)

Nov. 23: “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” (9:30 p.m., Fox)