Shows that I intend to check out this fall (at least on the big networks):
None of the new Sunday shows appeal to me, so the only thing I’ll probably watch is Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Perhaps just as well as I probably should try to get to church on Sunday nights…
Heros (NBC, 9PM) – Drama about a group of people who find they suddenly are developing super hero powers. A kind of Rising Stars (a comic book by JMS, who made Babylon 5).
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (NBC, 10PM) – Perhaps, not sure on this one yet. It is from the creator of West Wing, about a skit comedy series like Saturday Night Live.
Old Monday shows that I’ll probably watch:
CSI: Miami, but if it conflicts with WWE: RAW and the above two, then it gets dropped.
None of the new shows so far apeal to me, so I’ll stick with House (FOX, 9PM) and Veronica Mars (one of the best shows on TV outside of Lost and Battlestar Galactica, on CW 9PM).
Jericho (CBC, 8PM) – Are the people of Jericho, Kansas the only people left in the world? A mushroom cloud appears on the horizon, possibly Denver, then reports come in that Atlanta was destroyed. The people of the town become isolated, paranoid and agendas come out…. Okay, a really bad description, but it looks like one of the best bets for the new shows based on the previews.
The Nine (ABC, 10PM) – I doubt I’ll watch this show, but I’ll give it a few episodes. 9 strangers are forever linked after being held hostage together in a bank robbery.
Old shows we’ll watch. Lost of course (ABC, 9PM), Sara will watch Dancing with the Stars (ABC 8PM) and Biggest Looser (NBC 9PM). During repeats we’ll probably watch Wednesday Night Fights (ESPN).
Six Degrees (ABC 10PM) – Like The Nine, I’ll give it a few episodes, but I am not sure on this one, but it is from Lost creator J.J. Abrams. 6 strangers in New York who never meet are connected to each other through a variety of mysterious circumstances… based on the idea that you are connected to anyone else in the world through no more then 6 other people.
Old shows we’ll watch: Survivor (CBS 8PM) and perhaps CSI (CBS 9PM) although I am kind of tired of CSI.
Sci-Fi Fridays is probably the rule of the day… assuming Sci-Fi channel returns Battlestar Galactica and the new spinoff Caprica on Fridays. Otherwise the only thing on the networks we’ll probably be watching is WWE: Smackdown (CW 8PM). We’ll probably record and watch Friday Night Fights (ESPN).
Absolutely devoid of any programming. Heck, from 8PM to 10PM CBS will show various programming under it’s “Crimetime” banner, and NBC follows suit from 9PM to 11PM with drama series encore (perhaps to be read as Law and Order encore… Since they own Sci-Fi they should show Battlestar Galactica/Caprica repeats… perhaps delayed a week, but that is just me).
Of course I am normally at church on Saturday night directing/engineering the video recording of the service. (For those that don’t know, we hold service on Saturday night, then two Sunday morning services as there are too many people to fit in one or two services, at least until we move to our new building in 2008. I direct and/or do the engineering of the video recording every other Saturday. The Saturday evening service is normally not broadcast, but is still recorded and what we do is fed to the large screens in the sanctuary so people near the back can still get a good view. The screens also show the lyrics during praise and worship and the like.) Anyhow, it probably is a moot point that there is nothing worth watching on Saturday since I’ll be gone… of course odds are I’ll be gone during the week as well at work, since I work until 11PM, thank God for TiVo… well, in our case the cable company supplied DVR.