My Fall TV Lineup

It’s about that time: FALL TV IS ABOUT TO BEGIN! This is good for a multitude of reasons, but mostly revolves around the fact that we had a friggin’ STRIKE last year! Now, all our faves are back in action and should hopefully play all year until the months of April or May. This blog will discuss/outline which shows I’ll be watching (and probably writing about!) over the next TV season.

Get ready for a long one. This should be a doozy.


Family Guy, 9 p.m., FOX, Begins: Sept 28th

Yes, The Simpsons are on at 8 p.m., but does anyone honestly care anymore? Stewie and the talking dog is where it’s at! The Simpsons may have paved the way, but the Griffins have clearly surpassed them for primetime’s funniest cartoon family.

Dexter, 9 p.m., Showtime, Begins: Sept 28th

Hands down the most intriguing, morally gray, and dramatic show on television. And also…the best. I don’t have Showtime, but thanks to DVDs and couch-sitting at some friends’ houses I’ve been able to catch up. Can’t wait to see what Dexter will get himself into next.

Entourage, 10 p.m., HBO, Begins: Sept. 7th

Though I’m DVR-ing Season 5 so I can catch up with 4 on DVD, I’ll definitely be keeping up. Just hope the plot doesn’t get even more stale by the time I catch up.


Robot Chicken, 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network, Begins: Sept. 7

Mmm. Clay. Um…actually: no comment. This can only get me in trouble.


Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, 8 p.m., Fox, Begins: Sept. 8th

Ok, ok. This wasn’t the best show. The writing was just OK, it’s a TV show based off of movies from forever ago, etc. However, it kept me vested in TV for the duration of the strike AND has the lovable and charming Summer Glau from Serenity and Firefly. I was thinking about letting this one go, but with the addition of Shirley Manson to the cast?  Not a chance. Though, this season will surely prove if this show sinks or swims.

How I Met Your Mother, 8:30 p.m., CBS, Begins: Sept. 22nd

In the days of the struggling sitcom, How I Met Your Mother has proved to be witty, smart, and laugh-out-loud hilarious. Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segal, Alyson Hannigan…what a cast. What a show.

Heroes, 9 p.m., NBC, Begins: Sept 22nd

Kristen Bell remains the only reason I am going to watch this show. With a bloody terrible second season, it almost makes me nauseous that I’m going to waste more time on this…but Kristen!


Beverly Hills, 90210, 8 p.m., The CW, Begins: Sept. 2nd

Yeah, ok. Totally embarassing. But whatever. I probably won’t stick with it, but I’ve got to at least check out the episodes with Shannen Doherty (4 eps).

Fringe, 9 p.m., FOX, Begins: Sept. 9th

Sci-fi show. J.J. Abrams. I’m sold.


Pushing Daisies, 8 p.m., ABC, Begins: Oct. 1st

This show is like The Sixth Sense meets Tim Burton, but in a fairy-tale-like way as opposed to a morbid, scary way. It’s stylish, funny, touching, and well-written! Great cast, great stories…definitely my favorite new show of last season. Check it!


RW/RR Challenge: The Island, 10 p.m., MTV, Begins: Sept. 10th

I think this is even more embarassing than my 90210 confession. I’m going to go hide in a corner now.


Survivor, 8 p.m., CBS, Begins: Sept. 25th

Last season was AMAZING. I’m glad I started rewatching, and I’ll be glad to catch the Gabon premiere on the 25th.

The Office, 9 p.m., NBC, Begins: Sept. 25th

No explanation needed here.

30 Rock, 9:30 p.m., NBC, Begins: Oct. 30th

Another show I’ve talked about on here quite a bit: 30 Rock is just as funny as it began, and just as smart. I like to think of it as my un-cancelled Arrested Development stand-in.

(*EDIT* EW says that Hulu will air the premiere a full week earlier than its air date. Check that out.)

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 10 p.m., FX, Begins: Sept. 13th

The most underrated show on the air. The funniest show on the air. WHY AREN’T YOU WATCHING ITS ALWAYS SUNNY YET!?!?!

Mid-Season Shows:

1. 24 is BACKKKKKKKKKKKK starting in January, but don’t miss the 2-hour prequel to the 7th season, November 23rd! Party at my house! I can’t wait for this series to return!

2. JOSS WHEDON’s DOLLHOUSE. More on this as it gets closer to debut…

3. I’m not watching Lost. Ok, ok. I might. But if I do at all…I’m DVR-ing 4-6 episodes and watching them in HUGE chunks rather than week-to-week. CAN THIS SHOW END YET!?!?!

4. Scrubs – Moving to CBS for its 8th season due to the strike screwing with the Series Finale.

5. The Cleveland Show – Family Guy spinoff. This is probably going to suck, but I’ll have to check it regardless.


Yes, one could say I’m quite addicted to TV.  My DVR is going to explode!

2 thoughts on “My Fall TV Lineup

  1. Yessss Pushing Daisies is the best!!!

    and you know you’ll watch Lost. You say every year that you’re going to wait for it on DVD. If I remember correctly, you have yet to do that. YOU’RE HOOKED LIKE THE REST OF US.

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