It probably won’t come as much as a surprise to you that the TV Addict’s favorite magazine is Entertainment Weekly. And with the Fall TV Season nearly upon us, a little game I like to play is ‘guess the cover’ of my favorite issue — EW’s Fall TV Preview.
First off, theTVaddict.com’s
non-existent crack research staff has done a little digging and come up with an interesting theory. It turns out that EW’s Fall TV Preview cover traditionally falls into one of two categories. It either highlights one of the fall’s most buzzed about new show or rewards the previous season’s ‘it’ show.
Now I know what you’re thinking, gracing the cover of EW’s Fall TV Preview has to be quite the coup for any show hoping to expand its audience. Well there my friends is where you’d be wrong. Take a look at the last six covers — JOEY, MISS MATCH and TITANS — where are they now? Luckily, EW seems to pick the right horse fifty percent of the time, thanks to buzz-worthy covers featuring LOST, BUFFY and ALIAS.
Of course this begs the question, which show are you picking for this year’s Fall TV preview cover? Will EW choose a sophomore hit like UGLY BETTY, BROTHERS & SISTERS or HEROES? Or decide to
curse highlight one of the fall’s most buzzed about new shows such as PUSHING DAISIES, BIONIC WOMAN or GOSSIP GIRL. Post away with your predictions.
UPDATE: Just for the record, my guess for cover girl is UGLY BETTY. HEROES has had three covers over the past year (and will most likely get their own cover leading up to the premiere) and PUSHING DAISIES isn’t mainstream enough to sell on the newstand.