Leading up to the new Fall Season, theTVaddict.com will be posting the new TV schedule. Including the TV addict’s picks for MUST SEE TV (and yes, I realize that term is ‘so 1995’).
THE SIMPSONS (8PM FOX, Returns Sept. 10): Heading into its 18th season, expect the usual parade of celebrity and high brow literary guest stars. Including: Tom Wolfe, Gore Vidal, Michael Chabon, and Jonathan Franzen. The annual Halloween Extravanganza will feature Fran Drescher, Richard Lewis and Dr. Phil. Okay, perhaps with the inclusion of The Nanny and Dr. Phil throwing around the terms ‘celebrity’ and ‘high brow’ are a bit of a stretch.
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (9PM ABC, Returns Sept. 24): In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Creator Marc Cherry says, “The women are going to be involved in the mystery right from the start. They were disconnected for too long [in season 2].” Cherry promises that DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES will return to its first season roots of humour and dramatic unity. I’ll settle for entertainment, an intriguing mystery and a halfway decent story for Teri Hatcher (Susan).
BROTHERS & SISTERS (10PM ABC, Debuts Sept. 24): Scoring the high profile post-HOUSEWIVES slot, a lot is expected from BROTHERS & SISTERS. Yet the return to TV for Boston’s skinniest lawyer (Calista Flockhart) has not been smooth. Since May, the series has been plagued by cast changes and an executive shuffle. Fortunately, EVERWOOD creator Greg Berlanti has recently agreed to serve as a consultant on the series (until a permanent showrunner can be found). Now with Berlanti guiding the ship, the only question up in the air is if the show is any good? With an all-star cast including Calista Flockhart, Ron Rifkin, Rachel Griffiths, Patricia Wettig and Balthazar Getty this TV addict will definitely be tuning in to find out.