Thursday, September 07, 2006

Fall TV Comin' Atcha

So the season premiere of House was this week. It was most excellent. I'm a little torn on the ending, but it was a great episode and the series has definitely picked up right where it dropped off. Still in my top 5 shows.

Other than House and the almighty football, not much else has started back up yet, but here's a rundown on what I'm waiting on, including the announced/projected premiere dates:
  • 24 (FOX): 2-hour 6th season premiere (projected) 1/14/2007 8pm
  • Big Love (HBO): 2nd season premiere (projected) 6/3/2007 9pm
  • C.S.I. (CBS): 7th season premiere 9/21/2006 9pm
  • Cold Case (CBS): 4th season premiere 9/24/2006 9pm
  • Doctor Who (SciFi): 150-minute 2nd season premiere 9/29/2006 8pm
  • Everybody Hates Chris (CW): 2nd season premiere 10/1/2006 7pm
  • The Ghost Whisperer (CBS): 2nd season premiere 9/22/2006 8pm
  • LOST (ABC): "special presentation" (recap show?) 9/27/2006 9pm
  • My Name Is Earl (NBC): 2nd season premiere 9/21/2006 8pm
  • N.C.I.S. (CBS): 4th season premiere 9/19/2006 8pm
  • Numb3rs (CBS): 3rd season premiere 9/22/2006 10pm
  • Rome (HBO): 2nd season premiere 1/7/2007 9pm
  • The Sopranos (HBO): 6th season "winter" premiere (projected) 3/11/2007 9pm
  • South Park (Comedy Central): 10th season "fall" premiere 10/4/2006 10pm
  • Top Chef (Bravo): 2nd season premiere 10/18/2006 11pm
  • Veronica Mars (CW): 3rd season premiere 10/3/2006 9pm
Ok, so looking at that list -- Holy hell that's a lot of TV. Admittedly some of them don't start until 2007, so the specific runs will overlap a LITTLE less... but still. Clearly something's gotta give, as I don't forsee having that much free time. To make matters worse, there are quite a few NEW shows debuting this fall that I'd LIKE to check out:
  • Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip (NBC): series premiere 9/18/2006 10pm
  • Jericho (CBS): series premiere 9/20/2006 8pm
  • Six Degrees (ABC): series premiere 9/21/2006 10:01pm
  • Heroes (NBC): series premiere 9/25/2006 9pm
  • The Nine (ABC): series premiere 10/4/2006 10pm
  • Daybreak (ABC): series premiere 11/15/2006 9pm
Yeah... so as you can see, who knows what will make the cut and what will get dropped for sheer sanity/braincell-preservation. Inevitably at least one, likely several of the new shows will tank, so that will help... we'll see how things go.