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Posted by TSG on Tue, September 15th, 2009 at 11:16 am
TSG watches too much TV. This is common knowledge at this point. But, you should be thankful I do because now you have a complete run-down on the upcoming and returning shows this Fall. My couch potato ways are good for something, sometimes. Today I’ll be covering the major network shows, tomorrow I’ll be doing all your awesome cable shows.
I trust you’ll let me know if I leave anything out. Here we go…
This season they introduce a new show that is being compared to the film Knocked Up. In Accidentally on Purpose, Jenna Elfman plays a film critic who ends up pregnant after a one-night stand with a younger, less together fellow than herself. Sound familiar? We’ll see what happens but Elfman seems to be the only star in this, so it might be a lull in CBS’ mammoth night of comedy that caps off with CSI: Miami.
At some point, they end the NCIS-a-thon and have a show called The Good Wife that stars former ER star, Julianna Margulies. She plays a former lawyer who must return to the court room to work after her politician husband is sent to jail for various offenses. Sounds like it could be ok?
Having two sitcoms in a row would naturally lead into a cop show, right? Not so much? Don’t tell CBS that because they’re following their 8PM to 9PM (7PM to 8PM CST) sitcoms with Criminal Minds. I’ll be honest and say I don’t know much about Criminal Minds other than that it has a great cast headed by Joe Mantegna and Mandy Patinkin AKA Inigo Montoya. Right after that, the New York version of CSI, CSI: New York which is in its 6th season and has Gary Sinise, AKA Lieutenant Dan.
The reality TV ends there and goes to the original CSI (the best in my opinion) and their 10th season! If you haven’t watched in a few seasons, Laurence Fishburne is in the cast now. That’s reason enough for me, after all he’s Morpheus and Furious Styles!
After CSI is what is my pick for the winner of its time slot this season, The Mentalist. Just in its second season, it and it’s star, Simon Baker, have receieved great reviews and great ratings. The Mentalist is another crime show, this one is about a detective with psychic abilities and it is actually way better than it sounds.
Even with those highly rated shows, they have competition on Friday nights, see more about that further down in this blog post.
Following Heroes is Trauma, a brand new medical show (probably to attempt to replace ER) that follows EMTs on their shifts of life-saving duties. Might be worth a watch.
As a Law & Order: SVU fan, I don’t think it’ll have any problems.
Maybe the show I’m looking forward to most this season is also on NBC Thursdays; Community starring Joel McHale, Chevy Chase and Ken Jeong looks to be an amazing show that will surely fill the void that My Name is Earl left and The Office will leave. There are also some up-and-comers on that show, one of whom is the insanely funny Donald Glover. You can see Glover in a group called Derrick Comedy on YouTube, CollegeHumor, in their new movie Mystery Team and if you live in the NYC area, at Upright Citizens Brigade.
Yeah, I’m looking forward to this show.
I really hope the second season continues with the pace and success that the first season had.
Cast-wise, Casey Wilson and Michaela Watkins (who I loved) will not be returning to the case but everyone else will plus a new-comer out of the LA Groundlings named Nasim Pedrad. If you’re wondering if she’ll be any good, current SNL cast members Kristen Wiig and Will Forte were members of The Groundlings.
I’m looking forward to a good season but will miss that booming voice.
After that, Castle returns for a second season. This is a drama about a writer and detective who must team up to track down a serial killer who commits murders based on books the writer has written. Seems interesting.
After that, more Dancing with the Stars and then The Forgotten. Christian Slater fronts this cast of amateur detectives determined on finding Slater’s daughter.
Hank is about a Wall Street executive who loses his job and must return to family life in suburbs. Kelsey Grammar (Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons) stars as the title character and he is joined by the likes of David Koechner (The Office, Anchorman, The Comebacks).
The Middle looks promising. Neil Flynn (Scrubs) and Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond) are parents of a quirky family in a quirky town, the show is best described as “quirky”.
Modern Family graces us with the return of Al Bundy, otherwise known as Ed O’Neill – YES! This new comedy is about a multi-generation family dealing with – each other. This also doesn’t look too shabby!
Then there’s Cougar Town starring Courteney Cox. The name says a lot about the show but it’s also the town high school’s mascot, making the title a play on words. Think Desperate Housewives with more kids – I think. We’ll see how this one goes.
Then Rebecca Romjin stars in a show called Eastwick about 3 suburban witches. I remember this show when it was called Charmed.
Grey’s Anatomy will follow the new series with their 6th season everyone all still stirred from George’s death. The show seems to still be going strong, we’ll see if they can maintain this season.
Grey’s Anatomy will be followed by it’s own spin-off, Private Practice starring Kate Walsh. This season starts with the second season finale…what?
I’ve watched none of these shows.
Look out CBS!
Oh wait, I know. MLB Playoffs and a little show called AMERICAN IDOL!
This is followed by ‘Til Death which I wasn’t aware was still on even last season and Dollhouse which was recently renewed for a second season. I’ve never seen the show but I assume it has something to do with Eliza Dushku.
Sci-Fi geeks will contend that it’s success has to do with Joss Whedon’s involvement, but come on…Dushku.
Are these shows good? Does anyone know?
This is followed by a drama created by Ashton Kutcher about models – The Beautiful Life. This series stars Sara Paxton and Mischa Barton, do you need more information than that?
In the interest of keeping themes (Monday night is drama night, Tuesday night is old Fox drama night, Wednesday night is model night, go ahead, scroll up…) Thursday is supernatural night on the CW. What better to follow Vampire Diaries on supernatural night than…Supernatural?
Apparently this show is in it’s 4th season. Well done!
In their 9th season no less, I remember this show starting strong but I didn’t hear about it for a while and it’s still on. Wow – I’m getting old.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
That was a lot of info…
Anything on the networks we should watch that I left out. Or, do you have anything to add about the shows I featured?
Leave a comment below and let Swag Nation know what you’re excited/not excited about.
That was exhausting – I’m gonna go watch TV.
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