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