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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Must see T-what?

Magnet#586 - Reflections

Another stockhouse swag magnet that I just realized had a tiny tv on it. Perfect, as I reflect upon the fact that this time last year, my year-round TV Dance Card had 64 shows on it.

Now, it's the end of September and we're smack in the middle of fall premieres, I find my DVR at 65% full.

A sad state of affairs. Of course, that's after I wiped off a good 30% this past weekend, and have three hours of that Ken Burns' National Parks documentary sitting on it.

I can't figure out if we're still feeling the effects of the strike, or the dismal economy, but I don't know what's up with Fall TV this year. This is the first time in years that I haven't gone to the Paley Center premiere parties, where they preview the new shows a couple of days before they air.

Not a one show was worth rushing up to Midtown after work for me. Sad.

So what's left on the roster, and left to try when they air*?

ABC (7)
Private Practice, Brothers & Sisters, Grey's Anatomy, LOST, Castle, FlashForward, V*
(Tried and Dumped: Eastwick)

CBS (5)
NCIS, Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs, Flashpoint, Three Rivers*
(Tried and Dumped: NCIS: Los Angeles and probably The Good Wife)

NBC (2)
Chuck, Friday Night Lights
(Tried and Dumped: Mercy and probably Trauma)

FOX (2)
Fringe, Bones
(Tried and Dumped: Dollhouse and Glee. Yes, that's right. I dumped Glee. You know there's a magnet a-comin'.)

The CW (5)
90210, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries
(Tried and Dumped: Beautiful Life, and probably Melrose Place)

TBS (2)
The Closer, Saving Grace

USA (5)
Psych, Burn Notice, In Plain Sight, Royal Pains, White Collar*

BBC-A (3)
Doctor Who, Top Gear, Skins
(Hiatus/in production/not airing stateside yet, so doesn't count: Torchwood, Gavin & Stacey, Robin Hood, MI-5, Merlin, Being Human, Primeval)

AMC (1)
Mad Men

ABC Family (1)

FX (1)
Sons of Anarchy

Lifetime (1)
Army Wives

Sundance (2)
Architecture School, Iconoclasts

Total: 37

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jen said...

Robin Hood is airing stateside now. Though, as you know, it's awful. Thank god it was canceled.

Your Nose Is Quite Big said...

Hee-hee, you're not the only one who tried and dumpled The Beautiful Life. I don't even know what it's about, but I know I hate it because I get Ace of Base stuck in my head every time I hear about it.

And I forgot to watch Castle this week! I wonder if ABC has it. Maybe I can watch during lunch.

Erika said...

How? How can you dump GLEE?! It's Friday Night Lights the musical!!

joy said...

Yeah. I keep wavering on whether or not to keep watching RH.

That's what bugged about TBL, the music - too canned, too dated. Which is weird for a CW show.

I found it pretty easy to dump Glee. I know (as always) I'm in the minority, but it's really Popular the Musical - definitely not FNL. And, while I watched and loved Popular, I'm not really liking any of the Glee characters or storylines. The musical numbers are ok, but not enough to keep me watching. It's entirely possible I'll pick it up later on, but highly unlikely, the more popular it gets.

julie said...

sad. it's like the year the TV lost us. the only thing i feel is must see tv is mad men. i don't have high hopes for any of the new shows. including flashforward. not sure how jfiennes is going to do pretending to be american for a whole season. and i'm already sad that john cho has to die. wtf. i like glee... but i think it will eventually get tired. though it is introducing me to songs i missed while i was away.