Saturday, September 17, 2011

2011 TV Fall Preview

Here's my list of shows that I'll try to watch this Fall.  It all starts this upcoming week, and just in time as SyFy summer comes to a close.  Note: all times are Eastern.

New Shows

Person of Interest (CBS Thursday 9PM - 9/22): As this is produced by J. J. Abrams and Christopher Nolan's brother, Jonathan, I'm already excited.  What happens when you team up Benjamin Linus with Jesus?  You get a scientist and a "dead" CIA agent who try to stop crimes before they occur.  Note: don't confuse this with last year's low-rated film by the same name.

Terra Nova (FOX Monday 8PM - 9/26): It reminds me of one of the only two "South Park" episodes I ever watched.  People from the future go back in time to give life a second chance.  Despite the premise being a little silly, this looks like an exciting show.  You can't go wrong with Steven Spielberg, but I really hope this won't be a "Jurassic Park" rehash.

Grimm (NBC Friday 9PM - 10/21): This dude is a descendant of the Brothers Grimm.  It turns out the stories really happened, and the Grimm line has the power to see people as they really are.  This show could either be really great or it could fall on its face.

Once Upon A Time (ABC Sunday 8PM - 10/23): Of the four new shows I'm choosing to watch, this one appears to be the most interesting and imaginative.  It's written by those LOST guys, so anything could happen.  It appears that there's the "real world" and the "fairy world" that happen at the same time?  And the characters exist in both worlds?  We'll see how it goes.  It's also got Robert Carlyle, who always plays a fun, conflicted bad guy.

Returning Shows

The Office (NBC Thursday 9PM - 9/22): Can the show survive without Steve Carell?  They're adding James Spader as the new CEO.  He's a genius.  Rumor is it that they will have one of the existing regulars take Micheal's job.  Who will it be?  Jim?  Dwight?  Creed?  I've got to keep watching and see how the show ends.

Fringe (FOX Friday 9PM - 9/23): So far it's my favorite Network show currently showing.  When we last left off, Peter Bishop has ceased to exist.  What does that mean?  I hope they don't resolve it in just one or two episodes (like Mika coming back to Warehouse 13).  I hope they drag it out to an awesome emotional climax at a mid-season finale.

The Simpsons (FOX Sunday 8PM - 9/25): Can't stop watching them.  D'oh!

Psych (USA Wednesday 10PM - 10/12): The funniest show I'm still watching.  It's my kind of humor, and they keep referring to the 80's.  That's my era.

The Walking Dead (AMC Sunday 9PM - 10/16): The biggest surprise of last year.  I'm waiting patiently for it to restart.  This show actually gave me nightmares (usually featuring me as a zombie and realizing it's not really that bad).  We'll see if they can keep it up.

Chuck (NBC Friday 8PM - 10/21): I'll keep watching this one as long as they show it.  The episodes are hit-or-miss, but there are still some pretty funny moments.

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