ABC’s Fall 2008 Premiere Dates

July 17, 2008 at 10:11 am (babbling, Entertainment, TV) (, , , , )

ABC announced its fall Prime time premiere dates –
September 19 – 20/20 at 10 pm
September 22 – Dancing with the Stars at 8 pm; Boston Legal at 10 pm
September 23 – Opportunity Knocks at 8 pm
September 25 – Ugly Betty at 8 pm; Grey’s Anatomy at 9 pm
September 28 – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition at 7 pm;
Desperate Housewives at 9 pm; Brothers & Sisters at 10 pm
October 1 – Pushing Daisies at 8 pm; Private Practice at 9 pm; Dirty Sexy Money at 10 pm
October 3 – Wife Swap at 8 pm; Supernanny at 9 pm
October 5 – America’s Funniest Home Videos at 7 pm
October 6 – Samantha Who? at 930 pm
October 9 – Life on Mars at 10 pm
October 14 – Eli Stone at 10 pm

See the post below for links to the new shows and a run-down.

If you are bored with TV or even work, and want good entertainment Joss Whedon has come up with the most awesome webisodes ever. Go to www.drhorrible.com, two installments are currently up, and part three will be uploaded July 19th. It stars Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion. They are both great, the music is catchy and fun and the story is solid and humorous.  Now this is something I would love to see as a full length tv show!!

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The Fall TV Schedule 2008

July 15, 2008 at 11:26 am (Entertainment, TV) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Sorry it’s taken me so long to post this, but there’s a lot going on this Fall and I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss TOO much of it.  I will only give you a run down of the new shows, however if you would like more information about one of the older shows feel free to ask.

Let’s start with Monday nights

ABC:

8pm Dancing with the Stars
9:30 pm Samanta Who?
10pm Boston Legal (Final Season)

CBS:

8pm Big Bang Theory
8:30pm How I met your Mother
9pm Two and a Half Men
NEW – 9:30pm Worst Week – It’s another take on a British TV show in the vein of The Office. A young couple get quickly acquainted with their soon-to-be in-laws.  It stars Kyle Bornheimer from “Jericho” and Erinn Hayes from “Kitchen Confidential.”
10pm CSI Miami

NBC:

8pm Chuck
9pm Heroes
NEW – 10pm My Own Worst Enemy This one starts Christian Slater. Imdb.com tells us that it’s about “Henry Spivey, an efficiency expert, lives a typical suburban life, right down to the wife, two kids, dog, and minivan. In contrast, Edward Albright is a lethal, multilingual operative. It would seem the two men have nothing in common — except for the fact that they inhabit the same body. When each personality finds himself out of his element, things go awry.” I’ll pass on this one.  I liked Fight Club, but I’m not the least bit interested in seeing how this works out.

FOX:

8pm Sarah Conner Chronicles  – Glad you are back, but I’m sorry SCC Chuck has my heart.
9pm Prison Break

CW:

8pm Gossip Girl
9pm One Tree Hill

I will be watching NBC. I still love Chuck and want to give Heroes a chance. However if Heroes is as bad as last season it will be deleted from the tivo after episode three….or if it’s REALLY bad after episode one. I am very much impressed that Samantha Who? has lasted more than a season. And I wish people would stop watching CSI Miami, although I know that it has a VERY loyal following. To me it’s too formulaic and the characters are dull. But to each his own.

Tuesday Nights

ABC:

NEW – 8pm Oppertunity Knocks is a game show hosted by J.D. Roth from the Biggest Loser and Pickup Artist. ABC describes the show as “The instant that host JD Roth knocks on a family’s front door in Anywhere, America, the mobile Opportunity Knocks team will be there in a semi-truck filled with prizes. They will literally set up shop on a family’s front lawn. It’s there that an audience made up of neighbors and friends will be cheering them on”  I’m not really a game show person, but I will be interested to hear how other’s like this one.  It seems family friendly.
9pm Dancing with the Stars Results Show
10pm Eli Stone –  If you haven’t seen this show yet you should watch it.  It is a feel good show, with great acting and a very solid story.

CBS:

8pm NCIS  (Sam’s still watching this, so if you need a recap of where the series is ask him.
NEW – 9pm The Mentalist from the CBS website it’s described as “Simon Baker stars as Patrick Jane, a detective and independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation who has remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation.”  It seems like a serious version of the USA Network‘s series “Psych” which has the best/worst commercials of the summer season.
10pm Without a Trace

NBC:

8pm Biggest Loser (2 hours)
10pm Law & Order SVU

FOX:

8pm House
NEW – 9pm Fringe J.J. Abrams tries his hand at another show seemingly similar to “Alias.”  I loved the first couple seasons of Alias so I will tune in with hopes it will live up to what Alias could have been.  If it has any of the similarities to wasting my time that Lost has had in the past, I will delete this one quickly.

CW:

NEW – 8pm 90210 will it be everything we remember? or will it just be Gossip Girl re-hashed?
NEW – 9pm Privledged aka Surviving the Filthy Rich is about a 23 year old Yale Graduate trying to be a journalist.  /yawn/

Tuesday nights I will tivo Eli Stone, and Fringe but I won’t be watching anything else.  I walked/ran a 5k last weekend and my new fitness goals are replacing my once loved television.  I have less patience for sloppy, poorly written tv.  But I do still have some guilty pleasures ie. I’m still watching So You Think You Can Dance this summer.  Thus I will probably be listening for buzz about how 90210 is.

Wednesday Nights

ABC:

8pm Pushing Daisies
9pm Private Practice
10pm Dirty, Sexy, Money – I still love this show.

CBS:

8pm The New Adventures of the Old Christine
New – 8:30pm Project Gary – Isn’t Jay Mohr still on Ghost Whisperer? Imdb tells us it’s about “An easygoing, recently divorced dad tries to navigate new waters with his ex-wife, to whom he was married for 15 years, his kids and his new girlfriend.” Um…pass.
9pm Criminal Minds
10pm CSI NY

NBC:  with the oddest combination of shows, like a mixed tape that jars you from song to song:

8pm Knight Rider – I can’t believe this is still going.  That was the WORST freshman mini-series I’ve seen in a LONG time.  Horrible casting, horrible writing, not even laughable. I really did want this to be a good show.
9pm Deal or No Deal
10pm Lipstick Jungle

FOX:

8pm Bones
9pm Til Death
NEW – 9:30pm Do Not Disturb Jason Bateman directs this new series on Fox.  It’s supposedly a comedy, but I can’t find too much else about it yet.

CW:

8pm America’s Next Top Model
NEW – 9pm Stylista The people at 10×10 who does ANTM brings this new series. The CW website says “Eleven aspiring fashion enthusiasts vie for a much-coveted editorial job with Elle Magazine.”  Depending on the casting this could be a fun show to follow ANTM.

Thursday Nights

ABC:

8pm Ugly Betty
9pm Grey’s Anatomy – I’m still watching, but if Katherine Heigl is written out of the show it will be quickly deleted from the tivo.  She is the only character I like and overall the plot wasn’t as good last season as season’s past.
NEW – 10pm Life on Mars it’s another remake of a BBC series.  BBC I hope you are making BANK on these rip/spin offs!! Story?? A present-day car accident mysteriously sends a detective back to the 1970s.

CBS:

8pm Survivor – aka I can’t believe this is still on the air
9pm CSI – I miss the days of character driven stories.
NEW – 10pm Eleventh Hour – I will tune in hopeful that this doesn’t suck. Although if there are more than 1 music montages of “evidence” being processed it will quickly be deleted. It seems like X-Files meets CSI.  And I do miss X-Files, even though the new movie looks lack luster.  Plot for this new show? Taken fro mthe CBS website “ELEVENTH HOUR follows Dr. Jacob Hood (Rufus Sewell, “The Illusionist”), a brilliant biophysicist and special science adviser to the government, as he investigates scientific crises and oddities. His jurisdiction is absolute and Hood is dogged in his pursuit of those who would abuse and misuse scientific discoveries and breakthroughs for their own gain. His passion and crusade is to protect the substance of science from those with nefarious motives. He is called in at the eleventh hour and he represents the last line of defense.”

NBC: with a good comedic line up and then the ever strong ER rounding up the night.

8pm My Name is Earl
8:30pm 30 Rock
9pm The Office
NEW – 9:30pm Kath & Kim – Ohhh a US version of an Australian show this time. It’s a comedy about a Mother/Daughter relationship.  Fairly vague and it could go all sorts of directions.  It stars Molly Shannon and Selma Blair.
10pm ER

FOX:

8pm Moment of Truth
9pm Kitchen Nightmares – LOVE, love, love Chef Ramsey. I can’t wait to try out his new LA restaurant.

CW:

8pm Smallville
9pm Supernatural

Friday Nights

ABC:

8pm Wife Swap
9pm Super Nanny
10pm 20/20

CBS:

8pm Ghost Whisperer
NEW – 9pm The Ex List From CBS “Bella Bloom (Elizabeth Reaser, who had a guest spot on Grey’s Anatomy), an attractive business owner is surprised to learn from a psychic (Anne Bedian) that she’s already dated her future husband AND there’s a catch: if she doesn’t find him in the next year, she’ll remain alone forever. ”  Sounds alright, but not fantastic.
10pm Numb3rs

NBC:

New – 8pm Crusoe From NBC “Based on the tale of Robinson Crusoe, Crusoe will brave the elements in a contemporary tale of love, friendship and self discovery.” /yawn/ The promos for this better be FANTASTIC, or I could see this one being canceled QUICK.
9pm Deal or No Deal
10pm Life (New Night)

FOX:

8pm Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?
9pm Don’t Forget the Lyrics

CW:

8pm Everybody Hates Chris
8:30pm The Game

Weekend Tv??? Just don’t do it.  Go to the movies, play outside, spend time with your family.  We will talk Mid Season shows when it gets closer. Or watch the shows you tivoed.

Overall a good mix of old and new.  It will be interesting to see what flops and what sticks.

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