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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, FOX, ZZZ

ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and The CW have announced their fall schedules. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Considering this post has been in the making for a week, you can see how excited I was to post and share my thoughts.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Does anybody even care about the new shows for next season? I mean, we've already seen the best in Glee so I've already found my new obsession. Can the new season actually bring something else amazing? Would it even survive more than 4 weeks?

Cause after Pushing Daisies. After Privileged. After The Unusuals. After Worst Week. I don't know if I can trust the networks enough to fall in love with a series only to be have it cancelled. Granted, I'm shocked Better Off Ted, Friday Night Lights, and Southland are back but I'm sure they'll be relegated to a horrible time slot.

I mean, how did Friday's 9pm slot become so full? I know it's sort of seen as a deathtrap, but I still love Ugly Betty, Dollhouse and Southland and now all three will be in that time slot (in addition to Friday Night Lights when it resumes now in Summer 2010 on NBC... Yes, SUMMER 2010... at least on free network TV... ahem).

Plus, ABC has a brand new show block for Wednesdays, with 4 new comedies to bring us back to the early 90's. Kelsey Grammer (Hank) and former co-star Patricia Heaton (The Middle) as well as Ed O'Neill (Modern Family) and Courteney Cox (Cougar Town). Didn't this group hold the top 3 comedies of the 90's outside of Jerry Seinfeld?

Meanwhile, I'm glad I pretty much avoided pilot season this year since I keep hearing of great shows that got passed over for Mischa Barton's new show The Beautiful Life. Which I'm sure I'll still watch. I'm such a sucker.

And when did Medium become a hot show? With NBC and CBS fighting for it? Who knew!? So of all the networks, FOX actually looks like it may have the most things I actually watch. When did THAT happen? I'm usually an ABC/CW man, or even NBC but NBC seems to be trying to commit suicide, while ABC is running like a chicken with its head cut off after attempts at quality programming was met with indifference (if I were them, I'd be frustrated too). And CW continues to piss me off with Dawn Ostroff somehow still running the place and on her annual rampage as she kills off great shows (RIP Everwood, Veronica Mars, Aliens in America, Privileged) while banking on hot trash (90210, Melrose Place, The Vampire Diaries, The Beautiful Life, One Tree Hill). And CBS is CBS. Someone's watching. So why WOULD they change?

Shows I still care about in BOLD.
* New Shows I'm slightly intrigued about

ABC's fall primetime schedule:

MONDAY
8:00 p.m. Dancing With the Stars
10:00 p.m. Castle

TUESDAY
8:00 p.m. Shark Tank
9:00 p.m. Dancing With the Stars the Results Show
10:00 p.m. The Forgotten

WEDNESDAY
8:00 p.m. Hank
8:30 p.m. The Middle *
9:00 p.m. Modern Family * (the one that actually is getting good buzz, plus awesome cast)
9:30 p.m. Cougar Town * (if only for Dan Byrd (Aliens in America) more so than Courtney Cox)
10:00 p.m. Eastwick * (if only for Paul Gross (Due South) because it's nice to see the Canadian get a role that might actually make him some money)

THURSDAY
8:00 p.m. Flash Forward *
9:00 p.m. Grey's Anatomy (but barely)
10:00 p.m. Private Practice (only for Audra McDonald at this point, and Idina Menzel if she returns)

FRIDAY:
8:00 p.m. Supernanny
9:00 p.m. Ugly Betty
10:00 p.m. 20/20

SATURDAY
8:00 p.m. Saturday Night College Football

SUNDAY
7:00 p.m. America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 p.m. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9:00 p.m. Desperate Housewives
10:00 p.m. Brothers & Sisters

The Bachelor will air Monday nights from 8:00-10:00 p.m. following the run of Dancing With the Stars, and Scrubs and Better Off Ted will air at 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., respectively, following the run of Dancing with the Stars The Results Show.


NBC The Jay Leno Network FALL 2009 SCHEDULE

MONDAY
8-9 p.m. Heroes
9-10 p.m. Trauma
10-11 p.m. The Jay Leno Show

TUESDAY
8-10 p.m. ­ The Biggest Loser
10-11 p.m. The Jay Leno Show

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m. ­ Parenthood *
9-10 p.m. ­ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10-11 p.m. ­ The Jay Leno Show

THURSDAY
8-8:30 p.m. ­ SNL Weekend Update Thursday (multi-episode run)
8:30-9 p.m. ­ Parks and Recreation
9- 9:30 p.m. ­ The Office
9:30-10 p.m. ­ Community (moves to Thursdays 8-8:30 p.m. after 30 Rock returns) *
10-11 p.m. ­ The Jay Leno Show

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m. ­ Law & Order
9-10 p.m. ­ Southland
10-11 p.m. ­ The Jay Leno Show

SATURDAY
8-9 p.m. ­ Dateline NBC
9-10 p.m. ­ Trauma (encore broadcast)
10-11 p.m. ­ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (encore broadcast)

SUNDAY
7-8:20 p.m. Football Night in America
8:20-11 p.m. NBC Sunday Night Football


NBC MID-SEASON 2010 SCHEDULE
(2010 WINTER OLYMPICS preempt regularly scheduled programming from February 12-28, 2010)

MONDAY
8-9 p.m. ­ Chuck (season premiere)
9-10 p.m. Day One
10-11 p.m. ­ ­ The Jay Leno Show

TUESDAY
8-9:30 p.m. ­ The Biggest Loser
9:30-10 p.m. 100 Questions
10-11 p.m. ­ The Jay Leno Show

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m. ­ Mercy * (For James Tupper and Michelle Trachtenberg)
9-10 p.m. ­ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
10-11 p.m. ­ ­ The Jay Leno Show

THURSDAY
8- 8:30 p.m. ­ Community *
8:30-9 p.m. ­ Parks and Recreation
9- 9:30 p.m. ­ The Office
9:30-10 p.m. ­ 30 Rock
10-11 p.m. ­ The Jay Leno Show

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m. ­ Law & Order
9-10 p.m. ­ Southland
10-11 p.m. ­ ­ The Jay Leno Show

SATURDAY
8-9 p.m. ­ Dateline NBC
9-10 p.m. ­ Southland (encore broadcast)
10-11 p.m. ­ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (encore broadcast)

SUNDAY
7-8 p.m. ­ Dateline NBC
8-9 p.m. ­ The Marriage Ref
9-11 p.m. ­ The Celebrity Apprentice (season premiere)


CBS FALL 2009 SCHEDULE

MONDAY
8 p.m. How I Met Your Mother
8:30 p.m. Accidentally on Purpose
9 p.m. Two and A Half Men
9:30 p.m. The Big Bang Theory
10 p.m. CSI: Miami

TUESDAY
8 p.m. NCIS
9 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles
10 p.m. The Good Wife * (Great cast. But after NCISes? I'm suspicious)

WEDNESDAY
8 p.m. The New Adventures of Old Christine
8:30 p.m. Gary Unmarried
9 p.m. Criminal Minds
10 p.m. CSI: NY

THURSDAY
8 p.m. Survivor: Samoa
9 p.m. CSI
10 p.m. The Mentalist

FRIDAY
8 p.m. Ghost Whisperer
9 p.m. Medium
10 p.m. Numb3rs

SATURDAY
8 p.m. Crimetime Saturday
9 p.m. Crimetime Saturday
10 p.m. 48 Hours Mystery

SUNDAY
7 p.m. 60 Minutes
8 p.m. The Amazing Race
9 p.m. Three Rivers
10 p.m. Cold Case


THE CW's 2009-2010 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

MONDAY
8:00-9:00pm Gossip Girl
9:00-10:00pm One Tree Hill (this is still ON?)

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00pm 90210 (but only when Matt Lanter is on)
9:00-10:00pm Melrose Place * (Only for Michael Rady. Everything else in this is sounding worse and worse the more I find out about it)

WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM America's Next Top Model
9:00-10:00 PM The Beautiful Life * (at least until Mischa annoys me. So like within 10 minutes).

THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM The Vampire Diaries * (Nina Dobrev is in this? Steve R. McQueen (Everwood) is in this? Okay, NOW I'm interested)
9:00-10:00 PM Supernatural

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM Smallville.


FOX PRIMETIME SCHEDULE: FALL 2009 (All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM House
9:00-10:00 PM Lie To Me

TUESDAY
8:00-10:00 PM So You Think You Can Dance Performance Show

WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM So You Think You Can Dance Results Show
9:00-10:00 PM Glee * (duh, obviously!)

THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM Bones
9:00-10:00 PM Fringe

FRIDAY
8:00-8:30 PM Brothers
8:30-9:00 PM 'Til Death (This is still ON?)
9:00-10:00 PM Dollhouse

SATURDAY
8:00-8:30 PM Cops
8:30-9:00 PM Cops
9:00-10:00 PM America's Most Wanted
11:00 PM-Midnight The Wanda Sykes Show (working title) (Will she still be on New Christine)
Midnight-12:30 AM Animation Domination Encores

SUNDAY
7:00-8:00 PM The OT (NFL post-game)
8:00-8:30 PM The Simpsons
8:30-9:00 PM The Cleveland Show
9:00-9:30 PM Family Guy
9:30-10:00 PM American Dad

FOX PRIMETIME SCHEDULE: MIDSEASON 2010 (All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM House
9:00-10:00 PM 24

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM American Idol Performance Show
9:00-10:00 PM Past Life

WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM American Idol Results Show
9:00-10:00 PM Human Target (January) */ Glee (spring) *

THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM Bones
9:00-10:00 PM Fringe

FRIDAY
8:00-8:30 PM Brothers
8:30-9:00 PM 'Til Death
9:00-10:00 PM Dollhouse

SATURDAY
8:00-8:30 PM Cops
8:30-9:00 PM Cops
9:00-10:00 PM America's Most Wanted
11:00 PM-Midnight The Wanda Sykes Show (working title)
Midnight-12:30 AM Animation Domination Encores

SUNDAY
7:00-7:30 PM Animation Domination Encores
7:30-8:00 PM American Dad
8:00-8:30 PM The Simpsons
8:30-9:00 PM Sons of Tucson
9:00-9:30 PM Family Guy
9:30-10:00 PM The Cleveland Show

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1 comment:

Michelle said...

Freakin' Jay Leno! NBC is taking such a huge gamble moving their comedy equivalent of pablum into the tradition drama timeslot. On the upside, it will probably get my ass off the couch an hour earlier each night and I'll get more done on weeknights.

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