Every year I sit down with my Entertainment Weekly and put together the list of fall TV shows that I think might be interesting viewing. I try to watch the first few episodes of each of them, and some inevitably fall off the viewing chart, never to be heard from again, when I pare my list down to a more reasonable schedule. For the last several years I’ve put my chart of potential shows online, and here is this year’s list.
There are 30 shows on my schedule, for a whopping 26 hours of viewing a week. (Yeah, that’s not gonna work. I have to actually do laundry and sleep sometime.) 10 of these are brand new shows, and that’s probably where most the dropping out will occur, unless one of my returning favorites goes way south. This year there are an unprecedented 6 sitcoms on the list, which hasn’t been the case in several years now. But there are several funny, interesting sitcoms on the air now, which proves the genre isn’t dead after all. There is a single reality show — The Amazing Race. After this summer’s horrible Big Brother All Stars, I can’t imagine adding another reality show to my viewing.
|7:00||Everybody Hates Chris||CW||10/1|
|8:00||The Amazing Race||CBS||9/17|
|10:00||Brothers and Sisters||ABC||9/24|
|8:30||How I Met Your Mother||CBS||9/18|
|8:00||Friday Night Lights||NBC||10/3|
|8:00||My Name is Earl||NBC||9/21|
|8:00||Degrassi: TNG||the N||9/29|
|9:00||Close to Home||CBS||9/22|
|9:00||Men in Trees||ABC||9/15|