Tonight begins the Fall TV Season, and as usual, the networks are putting more shows on at the same time than is humanly possible to watch. Unless you have a house full of DVRs, which I don’t. We have one, even though I’ve begged Chris to let me rent a second one from Comcast, but he doesn’t want to spend the five bucks. Grumble, Grumble.
8:00 PM EST kicks things off with new episodes of five returning shows that are all insanely popular:
ABC- Dancing With The Stars LIVE
CBS- How I Met Your Mother, followed by Rules of Engagement at 8:30
I’ll be watching HIMYM and recording DWTS. I gave up on House a couple of seasons ago, and have never seen Chuck or the new 90210.
At 9:00 PM EST, things start to heat up with the premieres of new shows that have been getting good buzz, at least in Entertainment Weekly, which is my primary arbiter of whether something is worth seeing:
ABC- DWTS continues
CBS- Two and a Half Men, followed by the new Mike & Molly, which could either be funny or get tired fast
FOX- Premiere of Lone Star – A con artist plans to steal money from his wife, but which one?
NBC- Premiere of The Event – A video game programmer stumbles upon the biggest cover-up in U.S. history
CW- Gossip Girl
And then at 10:00 PM EST, there are more shows I want to watch than is physically possible:
ABC- New “Castle” (mmm, I’ve been missing Nathan Fillion)
CBS- Premiere of “Hawaii Five-O (Daniel Dae Kim! Grace Park! SCOTT CAAN, people)
NBC- Premiere of “Chase” – A U.S. Marshall tracks down vicious, wanted fugitives.
A&E- New “Hoarders”
Bravo- New “Thintervention with Jackie Warner” (yes, I watched it last week. Yes, I got hooked)
We have one DVR, even though I’ve begged Chris to let me get a second one from Comcast, but he doesn’t want to pay the five extra bucks a month or whatever it would cost. Grumble, grumble.
So, I can record two shows but can’t watch a third. The Bravo and A&E shows should be available on Comcast OnDemand. A lot of the NBC shows end up available to watch at NBC.com, same with ABC. I think at 10:00, I’ll record Hawaii Five-O and watch Chase, and then watch Castle later on the website.
What about you? What are you looking forward to watching tonight?