The Gay TV Season Has Begun!

Tonight marks the start of the best time of year: the new TV season! First up, The CW welcomes back the hottest apartment complex in West Hollywood with the series premiere of the new and shiny Melrose Place on The CW. No doubt bisexual bad girl Ella Simms, played by Katie Cassidy, and her gay boss Caleb

will be stirring up lots of drama. Also tonight on The CW, look for Rumer Willis to pop us as the lesbian editor of the school paper on 90210.

Lesbian contestant Lulu for ANTM

Lesbian contestant Lulu for ANTM

Wednesday marks the return of the fierce Ms. Tyra Banks and a whole new crop of model hopefuls in the 13th season of American’s Next Top Model (The CW). Amongst this season’s contestants is the rock 'n roll bad ass lesbian, Lulu, who is going to blow the catwalk away! Plus the series everyone has been waiting for, Glee (Fox), airs its first all new episode since the pilot aired in May. Can't wait to see what gay Glee Club member Kurt Hummel has in store for us this season. Not enough musical TV for you? Well So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) is also back, gay judge Adam Shankman and all, with its first ever fall edition.

The rest of the month brings back more fabulous faves like Gossip Girl (The CW) on Monday, September 14 with an upcoming and highly publicized same-sex smooch for Chuck Bass. The following night, newbie The Beautiful Life with gay talent agent Simon Lockridge, played by Dusan Dukic joins The CW's roster.

Cast of Modern Family

Cast of Modern Family

On Monday, September 21, Claire goes off to college and bonds with her lesbian roommate Gretchen on NBC's Heroes. The highly anticipated comedy Modern Family (ABC), with gay couple Mitchell and Cameron, will premiere on Wednesday, September 23 along with the new medical drama Mercy (NBC), co-starring out actor Guillermo Diaz as gay nurse, Angel Garcia.

NBC's action packed Trauma premieres on Monday, September 28. There is a confirmed out character but no word yet on who exactly. SyFy premieres its new series Stargate: Universe on Friday, October 2 with sexy Ming Na playing lesbian Camille Wray. On November 7, premiere season ends with a bang as out comedian Wanda Sykes premieres her self-titled talk show on Fox, a landmark event since this is the first time an openly gay African American woman has fronted her own late-night show.

Also, be sure to check out your favorite LGBT characters on these returning shows…

Thursday, September 17: Angela on Bones (Fox); Oscar on The Office (NBC)

Monday, September 21: Bruno Tonioli on Dancing with the Stars (ABC); Thirteen on House (Fox)

Thursday, September 24: Callie and Jessica on Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

Sunday, September 27: Eduardo Xol and Michael Moloney on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC); Roger on American Dad! (Fox); Smithers and Patty on The Simpsons (Fox); Bob and Lee on Desperate Housewives (ABC); Kevin, Scotty and Saul on Brothers & Sisters (ABC)

Friday, October 9: Marc on Ugly Betty (ABC)

Friday, October 23: Officer Cooper on Southland (NBC)

Are there enough hours in the day to watch all this great TV? There better be because its going to be a great fall season! Be sure to check TV Gayed each week for all the latest in LGBT TV!