Posts Tagged ‘The CW’

It’s HERE! Along with Awards Season, Holiday Season (I can’t quit you, 25 Days of Christmas) and Finale-Sweeps-Cliffhangers-of-Doom Season, the Fall Premier is my favorite TV Time of Year.

The CW jumped the gun a couple of weeks, giving me ample time to really enjoy Life Unexpected and Gossip Girl, as well as indulge in some 90210 and One Tree Hill before they inevitably get dropped while I’m trying to keep up with other less-shameful tv viewing habits.

But TONIGHT, is one of two big contender nights, and it’s all new! The return of How I Met Your Mother is exciting, as is the anticipated viewing of House, Mike & Molly, the aforementioned Gossip Girl, Hawaii 5-0 and Castle. I might be missing something in there, too. Wednesday, ABC’s comedy block of amazingness returns, and Thursday is heavy-hitter day #2. It’s a glorious thing.

I think my biggest TV problem (if we aren’t, in fact, counting all this as career research and therefore totally excusable) is that I just can’t let shows go. There are so many shiny, new, exciting shows coming out each year, and yet I just can’t drop shows I’ve followed for years. Not until the end! I really wish I could just break up with these characters and stories halfway through a run, letting them fade from my memory until they inevitably pop up on Nick At Nite some years in the future.

Yet, no matter how many weird sex-with-ghost plots (*cough* GREY’S *cough*) or inane boring storylines (many a Gossip Girl episode, no matter how amazing the clothes), I still find myself watching because I grew up with these characters, darn it!Even when I “finally dropped” One Tree Hill, I ended up marathoning some episodes and keeping myself up-to-date anyway, towards the end of last season. I think the only shows I’ve really successfully dropped in the past couple years have been Desperate Housewives and The Office. And that’s only if reading the occasional recap on Entertainment Weekly.com doesn’t count.

Somebody, please tell me if you’ve found my life, lately — it seems to have wandered off into the small screen never to be seen again. Thanks.

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Confessions of a TV Addict

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!

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