In lieu of some photo/video heavy posts (more from my Adventures in Maui: Luau and snorkeling additions, some bittersweet end to GREEK posts, and a meetup with an old Disney friend!) here’s a confession:
I’m addicted to entertainment. Specifically film and tv, hence why I now work in LA. Even more specifically though, all through college my dorm friends and sorority sisters called me a “Walking TV Guide” because I knew so much about fall/spring premiere dates, what shows were on when, and how to successfully manage the viewing schedules of a 40+ person house when 3 things were on at 8 on a Monday, but we could only DVR 2.
That’s the long way of saying the majority of the network fall premiere schedule has been released, and this is what I’ll be watching:
* ( ) are maybes, depending on how much I get sucked in even though I don’t want to (cough CW shows cough) or new shows I’m not sure of yet.
* Being part of the entertainment industry, we often get the chance to view pilots before they air (normally in May/June) so the new shows (bold) I’ve listed are ones that I’ve had the opportunity to watch, and liked, and want to see more of.
8 PM: (90210 — 9/13); How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM!!) — 9/20
9 PM: Gossip Girl (most likely…I kind of ebb in and out on this one) — 9/20
930 PM: Mike + Molly — 9/20 (this was cuter that the premise of two people meeting at Overeaters Anoynmous makes it sound) 10 PM: Castle — 9/20; Hawaii 5-0 (very fun show) — 9/20
8 PM: (One Tree Hill…leave me alone! — 9/14); GLEE (!!) — 9/21
9 PM: Life Unexpected –9/14; No Ordinary Family (looks promising, don’t let the very bizarre marketing campaign on ABC’s part fool you) — 9/28
930 PM: (Running Wilde…love Keri Russell, but on the fence) — 9/21
8 PM: (Undercovers…great pilot, not sure if I can handle another show though so this would probably be an early one to go) — 9/22
830 PM: Better With You (One of my favorite/most-excited-for new comedies. Joanna Garcia is great) — 9/22
9 PM: Hellcats (kinda like a slightly grittier Bring It On) — 9/8; Modern Family — 9/22
930 PM: Cougar Town (again…no judgements) — 9/22
8 PM: Vampire Diaries — 9/9; Big Bang Theory — 9/23
9 PM: Grey’s Anatomy (I’ll be on this ship til it sinks) — 9/23
10 PM: Private Practice (this ship too) — 9/23
…and on Sundays if I’m bored, I might watch Desperate Housewives or Brothers + Sisters (both return 9/26).
This doesn’t even take into account cable programming/shows starting in a weird season/general mid-season shows and I’m already at 20+ shows (if I watched everything on this list all the time). As you can see, I’m pretty addicted to the CW and ABC, as far as networks go, though I am a sucker for CBS sitcoms.
As far as new shows go, I’m particularly excited about aforementioned Better With You, Hawaii 5-0 and Hellcats. For old, I’m hoping Glee can live up to it’s continued hype, and I’m honestly really interested to see where the super-suspenseful, scared-the-crap-out-of-me Grey’s finale goes this fall. Good thing this all counts as “career research” now right? …Right?
And I wonder where my time goes sometimes…Happy Friday!