Fall Schedule: New TV Shows – Previews and Schedules for Fall 2011 TV Shows.
I love fall, right along with Beth FS. I love the weather, the colors, the foods, football, Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday), and the fall television line up. Even though I don’t watch television like I used to, I still enjoy it more than the average person. But rather than watch shows when they are on, I usually just DVR all of the shows I want to watch and watch them when I have time. This has it’s pros and cons. It’s pro is that television has less of a control over me and my schedule. (Side story: I distinctly remember in junior high that my friends were NOT allowed to call me between 9:00 and 9:30 on Tuesday nights as I would be watching Roseanne.) It’s con is that television is a bit less exciting to me. I kind of miss the suspense, waiting between commericals, and for the show to be on the next week. And now, a lot of times, I just wait until a show is on Netflix and just watch the series consecutively.
One of the last series I remember watching before DVR, and also my favorite show of all time was “Alias” with Jennifer Garner, Victor Garber, and Michael Vartan. Beth FS & Mr. FS and I were loyal followers of the show(this was before Mr. WA was in the picture), and often spent the moments following the end of the show on the phone with one another saying, “Holy CRAP! WHAT JUST HAPPENED?” We even dressed up as the characters for the last episode of the series. Yes. We are dorks, but it was so fun. Here we are. We look so different. Except, Mr. FS. He just got glasses, so this is exactly what he looks like.
JUST KIDDING! His glasses don’t look like that.
Anyway, I was looking at this website to see some of the new shows that are going to start this fall, and I found out the ones that I am most excited about are because of who is in it, not because of the plot.
Here are some of the shows I plan on DVRing the pilot, and then making the decision from there.
This is my only exception. I just wanted to watch this because the title reminded me of when my best friend and I moved to California after college, and never had any money, but always had the time of our life!
Hart of Dixie – I don’t even know what this is about, except that I read that the creator of the O.C. made it, and Rachel Bilson is in it. I was a huge fan of the O.C., so I am going to give it a chance.
Speaking of Alias, the creator of Alias has a show called “Person of Interest” coming out this fall, which is my next pick to watch the pilot this fall. It is about some sort of technology or surveillance thingie that is created to identify people who will commit a future crime.
Other shows that I am interested in checking out are “Prime Suspect,” with Maria Bello. I have been a fan of hers since Coyote Ugly. I don’t know what it is about her, but I always feel like I know her in real life.
I also love Emily Van Camp, originally from the show Everwood with Treat Williams. She was also on Brothers and Sisters. But, now she has a new show called “Revenge,” that I am going to watch.
Lastly, Unforgettable, with Poppy Montgomery. I don’t know what it is about Poppy, but I just love her. Without a Trace was one of my favorite shows. And don’t tell anybody, but I loved her in the Lifetime Movie, “Murder in the Hamptons.” It was like a combination of two of my favorite things, Lifetime Movie + Snapped.
Well, I still have to go make up 2 math quizzes, and go to bed, and get up at 5:20. And I am exhausted! I can’t wait until the weekend. Although, I have to get up SUPER early for a 10K on Saturday morning. We have to be there at 6:00 AM! I already have a nap scheduled on Saturday.
I hope everybody is having a great week!
What shows are you looking forward to? New or Old?
Have you considered writing a blog about a TV show? There are a couple of sites that do recaps in a kind of snarky manner — AVClub.com and TelevisionWithoutPity.com are two examples.
I’m thinking about doing it. It’s supposed to be one of the most popular ways to attract traffic.
Hi Friend. You forgot to mention The Good Wife. That show rocks!!!
I love your blog. And, I love that I know the real Beths!
I am so hoping for a Seth Cohen/Summer Roberts reunion on Hart of Dixie!
I’m already waist-deep in my favorite show’s season. Project Runway. Although this season is just so-so. But I’m still filled with irritation that Mad Men decided to take more than a YEAR off! WTH, Matthew Weiner? You are seriously living up to your name with this little stunt.
@keepingtrac – I am currently in season 1 of Mad Men. I am loving it. I didn’t think I would. But, I do!!