Monday, September 1, 2008

Newbies (Monday-Thursday)

There are quite a few new shows premiering this Fall. This is the lineup by days of the week. *I cannot sleep. I'm nervous so this is good for my nerves. I'm catching up on my tv watching.**

Worst Week
CBS 9:30PM (September 22)
Comedy about a guy with bad luck. It's supposed to be really funny.
Staring- Kyle Bornheimer, Kurtwood Smith(Red That 70s Show), Erinn Hayes, & Nancy Lenehan(most recently Kay Hickey on My Name is Earl)

My Own Worst Enemy
NBC 10PM (October 11)
Drama- stay-at-home dad who by night is an international super spy but doesn't know that because the government has messed with his brains somehow. He leads a total double life.
Staring- Christian Slater (yes, on TV!), Alfre Woodard, Madchen Amick, Saffron Burrows, Mike O'Malley
A little tidbit about this show, it has not been seen by the press. Or anyone.

Raising The Bar
TNT 10PM (September 1)
Drama- I've heard actually that it's Grey's Anatomy in court instead of in a hospital, just lawyers and judges instead of doctors and nurses. It's created by Steven Bochco (LA Law, Doogie Howser, M.D., Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue) and stars some tv favorites.
Staring- Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack from Saved By the Bell with dark, longish hair), Gloria Reuban, Jane Kackzmarek, J. August Richards (from Angel)

-I will try all of these probably. That means that I will watch one episode. I don't know if I will like Enemy.

CW, 8PM (September 2)
Drama- I was a huge fan of the original. I will be watching the premier because I have to for the teen in me. I still am unsure if there is supposed to be a "Brandon" and a "Donna" replacement, ya know? I know that there is (or was) a brother and sister that move to Beverly Hills with their parents. I guess we will see. No one has seen this yet either. They have re-written the pilot a few times.
Staring-Shanae Grimes, Tristan Wilds, Dustin Milligan, Lori Laughlin (Aunt Becky!), Rob Estes

FOX, 8PM (September 9)
I'm not sure I get it really but it's created by J.J. Abrams (Lost, MI 3, Alias) so that is not surprising. I don't know if that means I'll watch or not. Probably not because there is so much on in it's place. I bet a few of you will like it though
Staring-Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

CW, 9PM (September 9)
It's a little bit Nanny, little bit Gossip Girl, little bit Full House. It's a tween drama about a girl who becomes a tutor for two Palm Beach heiresses. I guess it's a little bit The Simple Life, too.
Staring-Joanna Garcia (Cheyenne Reba with dark hair), Anne Archer, Lucy Hale, Ashley Newbrough, Allan Louis

The Mentalist
CBS, 9PM (September 23)
Procedural drama about a police detective who is so highly aware and observant of human behavior, he seems psychic.
Staring- Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Amanda Righetti, Owain Yeoman, Tim Kang
I like procedural dramas but this sounds a little like Psych. I might watch the first episode.

Knight Rider
NBC, 8PM (September 24)
It's an extension of the 80s tv series. The car has changed from a Trans Am to a Mustang though. I have no intentions of watching.
Staring-Justin Bruening, Sydney Poitier, Bruce Davison, Deanna Russo

Gary Unmarried
CBS, 8:30PM (September 24)
A comedy about a recently divorced dad beginning to date again.
Staring- Jay Mohr, Jaime King, Paula Marshall
I will not be watching. I have not heard great things and I don't like Jay Mohr. I'm doubting this will be around for long.

Do Not Disturb
FOX, 9:30PM (September 10)
A comedy about the inner workings of a boutique hotel called, The Inn.
Staring-Jerry O'Connell, Niecy Nash, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Passing on this one too. I'm also guessing that this will be short-lived.

CW, 9PM (October 22)
Reality game show-type where people compete for a top job at ELLE.
Staring-Anne Slowey, Elle's fashion news director
Here is a great article on the show. It's up against Private Practice but I'll probably watch it just for the reasons stated at the end of that little piece. It seems juicy enough. I could give it a chance.

Sons of Anarchy
FX, 10PM (September 3)
Drama about a motorcycle club that tries to protect their town. It's dark and dirty and looks good to me.
Staring-Charlie Hunnam, Katy Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff, Mitch Pileggi, Drea de Matteo
I'm going to watch

Kath & Kim
NBC, 9:30PM (October 9)
It's an adaptation of an Australian comedy about a mother-daughter duo. No one has seen it but the president of NBC says that it is the funniest show of the season.
Staring- Molly Shannon, Selma Blair, John Michael Higgins, Mikey Day
I love Molly Shannon so I will watch.

Life On Mars
ABC, 10PM (October 9)
It's a mixture and a bit of a mystery. It was a 2006 tv show in the UK and then now, it's a show here. It's gone through some re-vamping though and no one has seen the completed version. The premise is that a man has an accident and wakes up in 1973. He doesn't know if he's in a coma or if he's crazy or what.
Staring- Jason O'Mara, Michael Imperioli, Harvey Keitel, Gretchen Mol
I will watch and see

Eleventh Hour
CBS, 10PM (October 9)
Science fact drama brought to us by Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI,Without a Trace, Cold Case, The Amazing Race) about a biophysicist on call for the FBI helping them solve complex mysteries. No one has seen it.
Staring- Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton , Marc Blucas, Michael O'Keefe
I'm giving it a shot

Friday-Sunday to come...


Kate said...

Yay--new TV! My thoughts:
Worst Week: I really want to like it. I love Kurtwood Smith!
My Own Worst Enemy: I doubt I'll like it, but there are a few actors I like on it, so I might give it a shot.
Raising the Bar: Eh
90210: I have to see this. I loved Shanae Grimes on Degrassi.
Fringe: let me know if it's good
Priviledged: I'll probably record it
Mentalist: Nah
Knight Rider: Ryan will watch it to mock it
Gary Unmarried: looks dumb. They keep showing this bit about the contents of his fridge (beer, ranch). Snooze
Do Not Disturb: doesn't sound promising
Stylista: maybe
Sons of Anarchy: maybe
Kath & Kim: YES!! I love Molly Shannon, too.
Life on Mars: Eh
Eleventh Hour: I'm a bit burned out on dark shows like this.

We'll see how I feel once I've watched some.

Cristina Mathers said...

wanna know what sucks? i don't get the CW because we have satellite! i even called to complain. i get like 900 channels, and not that one! no 90210 for me. =(

Lys said...

Eleventh Hour - Marc Blucas - I'm THERE! LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM!

Kate said...

Worst Week? Worst Show is more like it. Ugh. What a drag. I so wanted to watch it, but it's just BAD.
90210 is a fabulous guilty pleasure and I'm totally enjoying Privileged.