What TV Shows Are You Looking Forward To This Fall?

I’ve been rereading the extensive list of shows that will be on ABC and CBS and NBC and FOX and the CW. I came to the conclusion that there probably isn’t a single new show that I’ll start watching. I’ve ODed on police procedurals, the comedies don’t sound particularly funny, and the few shows I might have given a chance to (ABC’s Pan Am, about the hassles of being an airline stewardess in the 1960s, for one) won’t last more than a month.

This is not such a bad thing, mind you. Every year for the last couple at least, I say I’m not going to add any more new shows to my DVR recording. two years ago, I lapsed and started to watch The Good Wife, but last year, nada. (I don’t think so, anyway.)

Are there any new shows YOU are looking forward to? I feel that I should be into FOX’s Terra Nova, especially with Steven Spielberg’s name attached, but I’m just not.

0 thoughts on “What TV Shows Are You Looking Forward To This Fall?”

  1. There is a trend for 50s and 60s nostaligia at the moment. In the UK, we’re just about to get The Hour set around a fictitious BBC new programme during the Suez Crisis in 1956 and starring Dominic West from The Wire.

    In August we have Page Eight, a modern spy thiller with a killer cast including Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Michael Gambon and Ralph Fiennes.

    But as always in the aumtumn, I’ll be looking forward to the next neries of Spooks.


  2. I watch two hours of programmed television a week; I don’t expect that to change. I really do prefer a good – or even a cheesy – book to the Tube.


  3. Would you believe me if I told you that I never or almost never watch TV?

    Hope you are having a nice and happy weekend, Roger****


  4. You know, Roger, we just shut off our cable – rather reluctantly, but we are trying to pay off Lex’s divinity school debt and hope someday to own our first home, probably a condo.

    We DID get BBC-America, AKA “The Bamber Broadcasting Network,” because Jamie Bamber (a cutie if there ever was one. Think Hugh Grant without the attitude.) is on THREE shows – repeats of Battlestar Gallactica, the remake of which was phenomenal; Law & Order/UK, which I believe they tried to export without success but which features Bill Paterson, among other great Brits; and some new Sci-Fi show.

    There is nothing new. That’s why we have Netflix! Thanks for the reminder about what a Murdoch/GE/Whoever else sewer the networks have become. Reality shows, exploitation of women, and mean videos of people getting hurt. I mean, if they would at least show some curling or other Canadian sports, I’d be there…! Amy


  5. Fearless prediction: If ‘Pan-Am’ survives the entire season, its year-one season finale will have one of its planes going down. You heard it here first.


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