Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fall TV Lineup

I'm a tv person. I read, I watch movies, and I still watch network television. Yep, I have my TV schedule and my shows that I HAVE to watch (because I'm too impatient to wait for DVD for most!). So I get all excited when the new TV schedules for Fall come out. Here's what I'll be watching (new shows and old):

Mondays: Chuck and Samantha Who? Both returning from last season. 
Chuck is a fun and goofy spy show. 
I adore Samantha Who? Christina Applegate plays Sam Newly who suffers from amnesia thanks to getting hit by a car. Turns out Sam wasn't very nice before the accident. As she learns who she was and who she wants to be hilarity ensues. Normally I don't really watch the 30 min sitcoms. I feel like they're just too short. In all honesty, I wish this one were an hour long. I crack up each episode. 
Tuesdays: Fringe and The Mentalist 
JJ Abrams new show, Fringe, tops my list of newbies to check out. Looks a bit like X-Files and I was a big fan of that one.
The Mentalist is one that I'm curious about. I haven't heard much about it, but it looks like a detective show of sorts and stars Simon Baker and Robin Tunney (among others).
Wednesdays: The return of Pushing Daisies, Bones, and CSI NY
Now that I'm caught up on NY and almost caught up on Bones, I'm looking forward to watching them when they actually air.
Daisies was one of my faves from last season and I am very glad to see it return (mad crush on Lee Pace!). 
Thursdays: Ugly Betty, Grey's, and CSI are back (Grey's and CSI are my two fave shows and they do conflict, but thank GOD for ONDemand!). New ones to watch are the US remakes of Eleventh Hour and Life on Mars.
Fridays: New shows Crusoe and The Ex-List look interesting. I don't usually watch tv on Fridays, not sure why.
Saturdays: Another no TV night for me.
Sundays: Desperate Housewives

So of the new ones, there are a few on my list. I try not to get too excited about them anymore, though. The networks (FOX especially) are notorious for canceling before the first season is even up. Joss Whedon's The Dollhouse is also up soon, but not sure when. HBO has TruBlood, which I will have to wait for. And of course there's my reality show lineup with Top Chef and Iron Chef America. New seasons to come.

So now you know just how much of a TV dork I am. No doubt some of these will be recorded and caught up on on boring weekend afternoons when I want to nap! : )


Jenn's Bookshelves said...

I know this probably doesn't help, but HBO is supposedly having a freeview weekend the same weekend TruBlood premiers. I readjusted my budget and cut a few things here and there just so I could afford to reinstate HBO :)

Cheryl said...

One show I want to get back into watching again is Prison Break on Fox. I watched season one and liked it a lot

I am a Top Chef fan as well. Currently watching Project Runway

Icedream said...

I am such a couch potato that it's embarassing. My list of t.v. shows would be huge but a few fav's-
America's Next Top Model
Ghost Hunters
Boston Legal
Battlestar Gallactica
Desperate Housewives
CSI- Las Vegas
The Riches
Smallville and Supernatural
I haven't looked up the new lineup yet to see what else I may be addicted to next. I know I watched New Amsterdam last season and I hope it comes back but I don't think it is :(

Becky LeJeune said...

Fortunately, I did not get into New Amsterdam. I also waited on the Sarah Connor Chronicles since I was sure Fox would cancel. Am watching on DVD now.

Becky LeJeune said...

And how could I possibly forget Lost and Heroes, aka tv crack 1 and tv crack 2!