My Fall TV schedule is so jam packed that I’m afraid my DVRs are going to be splitting at the seams! As you can see from my last This Week on TV post, I watch almost everything! Thank goodness for working from home!
Ok, will give you a bit of info. I am a Database Manager for an online deals website. So basically I set my own schedule. I’m a night owl as well. So most of my tv watching and working gets done in the weeeeeeee hours of the morning. Like at 2am. And that’s ok, except I have an 8 year old son who thinks he should be able to count on his mom waking up earlier than noon to feed him breakfast and spend time with him. Geez! During the school year (which is the tv season ), thankfully, I can go back to sleep for a bit after he leaves for school. Then I spend all afternoon working and then work late at night again. With my son being around, I can’t really watch anything live. Thank goodness for 2 dual-tuner DVRs, a VCR and my computer! Not sure what I’d do without them! lol
Sundays won’t be too bad in terms of how many shows are on for me at one time. At 7:00, there is Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and The Amazing Race. I forgot, I do watch EMHE live a lot of times with my family while we eat dinner! We all love it. Then at 8:00, I’ll have The War At Home (I know, I know. I can hear your groans now. I can’t help it. I absolutely adore the show! It’s the white trash in me coming out. ) There are 2 more shows on at 8:00 that I may watch. Last season, I stopped watching Desperate Housewives about 6 eps into the season and started saving them up on my computer. I’m debating watching them then watching this season as well. I still am undecided. What do you guys think? Yes? No? Also on at 8 is Cold Case, which I didn’t get to see much of last season because of football. I would always forget that football ran long, causing the stupid news show before Cold Case to run into the 7:00 hour, so my DVR would always miss the last 20-30 minutes of the show. I finally gave up on it since I had enough shows to watch as it was. Now that The Amazing Race is on where Cold Case was last season, I will know to record extra long to catch all 3 shows, so it shouldn’t be a problem seeing CC again this season. At 9:00, I’ve got Without a Trace, which I love, and the new show Brothers & Sisters, starring Balthazar Getty & Ron Rifkin from Alias, which was my all-time favorite show for years. I’m looking forward to that show, although after all the changes they made, I dunno, I hope it gels!
Monday. *sigh* So many good shows on for me! At 7:00, I have the great Prison Break (which we have the last handful of eps to watch in the next 2 weeks! *eek*), the new comedy The Class, and the fantastic How I Met Your Mother. Also, don’t hate me, but I watch 7th Heaven. I was pleased when it was over, ok with it coming back (although yes, I’d MUCH have preferred Everwood!) But the Camdens have a spot in my heart, since I’ve been watching since the beginning!
Monday at 8:00 is one of my busiest times throughout the week, along with Tuesday @ 8 & Thursday @ 7. Along with returning Two and a Half Men, The New Adventures of Old Christine & The Bachelor (It’s like a car wreck. I can’t stop watching!), there are the new shows Heroes, Vanished & Runaway. For me, those 3 new shows all have something I’m excited about. Heroes of course just looks awesome, as well as having one of MY fantasy hubbies Greg Grunberg as a major character. Runaway stars Donnie Wahlberg from Boomtown, which was one of my favorite shows when it was on, and Vanished stars Gale Harold, from Queer As Folk, and I just LOVE him.
At 9:00, things slow back down with What About Brian (although I have to watch the first “season” of that to see if I like it enough to start watching Season 2. lol) and CSI: Miami, along with the new Studio 60, which I may or may not watch. I don’t really like the premise of the show (I hate SNL with a passion) but I love Amanda Peet and Matthew Perry, so I’m willing to give it a chance. I wasn’t a West Wing watcher either, so don’t try and tempt me with the whole Aaron Sorkin thing.
Tuesday is another really busy night! With the returning House, NCIS & Dancing with the Stars, the new Friday Night Lights is on at 7:00. I never saw the movie, but I’ve been such a fan of Kyle Chandler since Early Edition that I have to give it at least a chance!
Tuesday @ 8 will make me cry again, schedule-wise. Law & Order: CI (although I only watch that if I’m pretty caught up on shows, otherwise, it’s one of the first to get deleted…), The Unit and my favorite returning show Veronica Mars are on alongside the new Standoff (which I think I’ll love!) and the comedies Knights of Prosperity and Help Me Help You. Not a big fan of Ted Danson, so if I have to cut something else out, HMHY (ooh, too close to HIMYM to call it that!) may not last long. On the other hand, I’m willing to give KoP a real chance because I loved Donal Logue on Grounded for Life!
At 9, another returning fav of mine, Law & Order: SVU is on NBC and the new show Smith on CBS. Not that big a fan of Ray Liotta but I liked Simon Baker on The Guardian, so will give it a shot. I dunno if it’ll last long anyway…
I’m going to love Wednesdays this fall! I absolutely adore the commercials for 20 Good Years starring John Lithgow (LOVED him on 3rd Rock From the Sun!) & Jeffrey Tambor (even though I never watched Arrested Development, I know he was hysterical on there). Also new are Kidnapped (I’m a big fan of Dana Delany from Presidio Med & Mykelti Williamson from Boomtown!), Jericho (which I’ve *cough* seen and loved!) and the strong looking The Nine (which I’m starting a board with a friend for!) & Justice. Also on Wednesday are the returning Bones, Dancing with the Stars, One Tree Hill, Criminal Minds & Lost. We stopped watching Lost last season and saved them up and I’m not sure if I want to catch up and watch this season or not. I loved it season 1 but season 2 bored me to pieces. So… :-/ Starting November 4th is the new show Day Break, which also looks really promising! The premise is neat, and I LOVE Taye Diggs (sexiest black man, hell, one of the sexiest men period, on tv!).
Thursday is another day I might need to cut out a show. *sigh* At 7:00, I have the returning My Name is Earl, Smallville & Survivor. Then there is the new drama Ugly Betty, which I’ve heard good things about, and the new comedies, which I HAVEN’T heard good things about: ‘Til Death (this show probably has the best previews on tv that I’ve ever seen, aside from USA’s “characters”) & Happy Hour. At 8:00, Supernatural, CSI (am I the only Srissom fan out there??) & Grey’s Anatomy are returning favorites, along with the new reality offering Duets. Starting November 2nd, The OC takes over Duet’s place, but I’m not planning on watching it. As obsessed as I was the first 2 seasons, season 3 killed it for me. I HATED Marissa & planned on watching it now that she is gone, but since it’s going to focus more on the younger crowd, who I am NOT at ALL attached to, f’em. lol At 9:00 are 2 new shows, Six Degrees (Yay JJ Abrams!) and Shark along with the elderly ER. I can’t help it, I love this show. Kovac is dreamy!
Friday rounds out the week for me on a high note, unlike a lot of people. CBS has 3 of my favorite shows on Fridays, Ghost Whisperer, Close to Home & Numb3rs, and NBC has 2 others, Las Vegas & Crossing Jordan. I also will watch another elderly drama, Law & Order & the new Men in Trees and the Friday installment of Duets. I’ll also watch Battlestar Galactica in October out of the corner of my eye when my hubby watches! lol
So yeah, if you are keeping track, that’s a total of 65 out of 86 (give or take a few. that’s a lot of shows to try & count!). That’s an average of 10.83 shows per day for 6 days a week. Oi! LOL Of course, a lot of those are new and won’t last a few weeks, let alone a whole season! Of course, that doesn’t include any mid-season shows like Scrubs, etc either! *cry*
So you can download the full, complete schedule and a blank schedule below. Edit using Microsoft Excel (or something compatible) and put in your shows! Then share with us. I’d love to see what other people’s schedules look like!
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Hope you enjoyed this! It was exciting to write & made me even more excited about the upcoming season.