Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fall TV: The most wonderful time of the year!

I love TV. I love coming home from work and turning on a favorite show. I love having friends over to catch up on Gossip Girl or Modern Family. I think there are so many great shows out there. Of course there are some awful reality shows, etc but I try to focus on the ones with a bit more substance. DVR=best invention ever! I rarely watch live TV. I think I have actually cut back on my TV watching because I am not turning on the TV and channel surfing. I go immediately to my DVR and catch up on favorite shows. There will be some shows that I stop watching mid-season (because they get canceled or just plain suck!). OR I will have them all on my DVR until winter hiatus and then catch up when nothing else is on. I do not have time to watch all of these shows every single week! Let me repeat: I do not watch hours and hours of TV every night! (considering I work from 8-6:30 it just wouldn't be possible).

This year I am pretty unsure about new shows. I am excited about a few but not sure if they are going to be as good as the hype. I'll watch the first two episodes and then decide if I want to continue watching. I have bolded new shows.

Which new shows are you most excited about???? Which shows will you miss (why did they cancel L&O:LA and Hellcats?!)?

What I plan to record this fall (again Thank God for DVR!):

Gossip Girl (CW), 9 p.m.
Hart of Dixie (CW), 9 p.m. (really hoping this will be cute-reminds me of Everwood)
Castle (ABC), 10 p.m.

Glee (Fox), 8 p.m. (didn't like last season so the writers better step it up this year!)
NCIS (CBS), 8 p.m.
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS), 9 p.m.
Ringer (CW), 9 p.m. (have yet to see a preview but sounds promising)
New Girl (Fox), 9 p.m. (I love Zooey but her character might annoy me. Anyone else agree?)
Body of Proof (ABC), 10 p.m.

America's Next Top Model (CW), 8 p.m.
Up All Night (NBC), 8 p.m. (I hope this is funny!)
Modern Family (ABC), 9 p.m.
Happy Endings (ABC), 9:30 p.m.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC), 10 p.m. (not even excited about it but I am a loyal L&O fan)
Revenge (ABC), 10 p.m. (I saw the preview and am confused but so intrigued!)

The Vampire Diaries (CW), 8 p.m.
Charlie's Angels (ABC), 8 p.m. (will give this a shot because I like Minka Kelly but not sure I'll keep watching unless it's amazing)
Secret Circle (CW), 9 p.m. (I LOVE Vampire Diaries and all things Kevin Williamson so giving this a shot. But didn't love the preview I saw)
Person of Interest (CBS), 9 p.m. (LOVE JJ Abrams so trying this one)
The Mentalist (CBS), 10 p.m.
Prime Suspect (NBC), 10 p.m.

Nikita (CW), 9 p.m

Once Upon a Time (starts in OCTOBER)

Helpful calendar of premiere dates (definitely check because some shows premiere at different times than their regular time slot)

I often go by what Kristin from E! online says. Hoping I'll agree with her picks for this year. E! fall 2011 previews/reviews can be found HERE

ETA: My friend M (who is my TV watching partner) sent me this great guide


  1. If you have on demand New Girl is there for free right now, I checked it out last night and I like the premise but Jess is a little annoying so I hope they tone down some of the quirks after the pilot episode.

    I'm looking forward to Pan-Am. I know it's aMad Men rip off but I love the sixties and my Aunt was stewardess during that time period!

  2. I'm pretty excited for Once Upon a Time, if only because its written by the Lost creators. I have pretty high expectations for it so hopefully I won't be disappointed!

  3. I'm super excited to see how Up All Night is! My mom and I saw the previews last night and it looks hilarious!

  4. We watch almost all of the same shows! I am really excited about some of the new CW offerings, and Up All Night! Can't wait!

  5. I am so, so excited about fall tv! We like a lot of the same shows. Me and my best friend Carmen made an excel spreadsheet every year with the shows we are going to watch, ha.

  6. I love this time of year too and had just pulled up the schedules the other night! I'll definitely be bookmarking your post to reference!

  7. Thanks for the tip, Peachy Keen. I think I have on demand!

  8. We think alike! I am doing a post just like this next week! I am excited for Charlie's Angels - I hope it's good. Probably giving up Glee & The Mentalist. Very excited for Nikita, Five-0, and NCIS: LA!


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