I think I probably watch too much television. It’s kinda hard not to, though. With so many good and promising new shows on TV these days (even on the networks, shockingly enough), it’s difficult not to pay attention…or, at least not to pack up the old DVR like a fat kid at a cake buffet.
(What? They don’t have cake buffets? Cake buffets totally need to be a thing.)
Some of my favorite shows are already back for the fall season. Doctor Who is back on BBC America at 9 p.m. on Saturdays. I love me some Doctor, and we have a great recapper/reviewer here on The Cool Ship, so make sure you check him out (both the Doctor and the writer!). His articles are here, here, and here.
Alphas and Warehouse 13 on SyFy premiered weeks ago, and I’m already dreading when they go on hiatus. They’re on Mondays at 8 and 9 p.m., respectively. SyFy has branded the block “Powerful Mondays,” a moniker I’m not convinced is the best. I’m a fan of alliteration, though. Meh.
NBC is really pumped about Revolution. It premiered last Monday, and you can’t hope to miss the advertising for it if you happen on the Peacock for 60 seconds or less. But, other than the annoyance of over-saturation, I must say that I’m still interested. I caught the premiere and saw enough that made me want to come around for another view. It’s on after The Voice, which is usually 10 p.m.
Then, there’s a whole slew of returning comedies I pay attention to (Whether I watch them or not is a different story.):
Up All Night – Already premiered. Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.
The Office – Already premiered. Thursdays at 9 p.m.
Parks and Recreation – Already premiered. Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.
30 Rock – Oct. 4 (Thursday) at 8 p.m.
Community – Oct. 19 (Friday) at 8:30 p.m.
CBS (Step up your game, CBS. You don’t interest me much.)
How I Met Your Mother – Monday (Sept. 24) at 8 p.m.
Glee – Already premiered. Thursdays at 9 p.m.
New Girl – Tuesday (Sept. 25) at 8 p.m. Looks like there’s another new show at 9 p.m. that night, too, which is when I’m guessing it’ll live since…
Raising Hope – Oct. 2 (Tuesday) at 8 p.m.
The Middle – Wednesday (Sept. 26) at 8 p.m.
Modern Family – Wednesday (Sept. 26) at 9 p.m.
Happy Endings – Oct. 23 (Tuesday) at 9 p.m.
Last Man Standing – Nov. 2 (Friday) at 8 p.m.
Okay, let’s talk dramas. I have to say that I’m eternally grateful for my DVR. Not so much because there are so many, but more because a lot of them start at 10 p.m. or are on days that just aren’t convenient for me. I’m old; I like to go to bed at a reasonable time. Jon Stewart be darned!
Parenthood – Already premiered. Tuesdays at 10 p.m.
Grimm – Already premiered, but already on hiatus. Returns Sept. 28 (Friday) at 9 p.m.
Smash – There’s no posted return date. This worries me.
Castle – Monday (Sept. 24) at 10 p.m.
Once Upon a Time – Sept. 30 (Sunday) at 8 p.m.
Revenge – Sept. 30 (Sunday) at 9 p.m.
I’m not even going to talk about new shows on the networks, because there are lots. Lots seem to be bad ideas (I’m looking at you, The Neighbors), and lots look too melodramatic.
Not that I can talk about melodrama…I mean, look at my choices! REEEEEEVENGE!
I know, I’m a walking contradiction, and I’m proud of it!
And cable? Gosh. Too much. My DVR would explode.
What shows are you looking forward to this fall season?