Friday, May 20, 2005

What My Fat Ass Will be Plopped in Front of Next Year: Finale

Rather than continue network by network, I thought I'd take a last look at the fall schedule, with some brief thoughts on what I'll be trying to catch:

8 p.m.

Fathom (NBC)
The King of Queens (CBS)
Wife Swap (ABC)
Arrested Development (Fox)
7th Heaven (The WB)
One on One (UPN)

I'd watch Arrested Development, but the wife hates it. King of Queens is usually good for some laughs. And maybe that Fathom series, about a new race of sea life, will actually look promising. I doubt it, though.

8:30 p.m.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Kitchen Confidential (Fox)
All of Us (UPN)

Tough call. Mother has Doogie and Willow. But Kitchen Confidential was a great book, about the real goings on in high-pressure restaurant kitchens, and may actually translate well, especially if they don't shy away from some of the more sqeamish truths about said kitchens and what goes on in them. And it's got Xander! Xander and Willow on against each other. How sad.

9 p.m.
Las Vegas (NBC)

Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Monday Night Football (ABC)
Prison Break (Fox)
Just Legal (The WB)
Girlfriends (UPN)

Prison Break actually sounds interesting, some kind of 24-like thing about, well, a prison break, but I do like Two and a Half Men.

9:30 p.m.
Out of Practice (CBS)
Half & Half (UPN)

I'll probably give Out of Practice a try, given the cast (Henry Winkler, Stockard Channing, and Paula Marshall).

10 p.m.
Medium (NBC)
CSI: Miami (CBS)

Nothing of interest on at 10.

8 p.m.
The Biggest Loser (NBC)
According To Jim (ABC)
Bones (Fox)
Gilmore Girls (The WB)
America?s Next Top Model repeat (UPN)

Love me my Gilmore Girls. Bones sounds pretty dismal, something about a forensic anthropologist, starring Angel. It's the Ex-Buffy players fall season!

8:30 p.m.
Rodney (ABC)

9 p.m.
My Name Is Earl (NBC)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Commander-in-Chief (ABC)
House (Fox)
Supernatural (The WB)
Sex, Lies & Secrets (UPN)

House is pretty good, and with the luminous and ageless Sela Ward joining the cast for at least a few eps, I'll probably check it out, unless Commander-in-Chief, the "Genna Davis as the President of the USA" series looks particularly intriguing.

9:30 p.m.
The Office (NBC)

10 p.m.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
Close To Home (CBS)
Boston Legal (ABC)

8 p.m.
The Apprentice: Martha Stewart (NBC)
Still Standing (CBS)
George Lopez (ABC)
That '70s Show (Fox)
One Tree Hill (The WB)
America's Next Top Model (UPN)

Don't care about a one.

8:30 p.m.
Yes, Dear (CBS)
Freddie (ABC)
Stacked (Fox)

9 p.m.
E-Ring (NBC)
Criminal Minds (CBS)
Lost (ABC)
Head Cases (Fox)
Related (The WB)
Veronica Mars (UPN)

I was very interested in seeing the new Mandy Patinkin show, Criminal Minds, given how much I like him as an actor, but Lost will easily win.

10 p.m.
Law & Order (NBC)
CSI: New York (CBS)
Invasion (ABC)

Hope Invasion is good; the other two bore me.

8 p.m.
Joey (NBC)
Survivor (CBS)
Alias (ABC)
The OC (Fox)
Smallville (The WB)
Everybody Hates Chris (UPN)

What a slugfest. Everybody brought out the big guns to finish the job started on NBC's fabled Thursday night last year, it seems. ABC seems to hope that Alias can kill it and UPN is putting probably their most promising new show up. Everybody Hates Chris sounds interesting actually, a sitcom about Chris Rock as a kid, narrated by the real thing. We'll see how it all shakes out.

8:30 p.m.
Will & Grace (NBC)
Eve (UPN)

I still like Will & Grace. Sue me.

9 p.m.
The Apprentice (NBC)
The Night Stalker (ABC)
Reunion (Fox)
Everwood (The WB)
Cuts (UPN)

Very curious about Reunion. Each show is set in a different year, following a group of friends from high school graduation to 20 years later.

9:30 p.m.
Love, Inc. (UPN)

10 p.m.
Without A Trace (CBS)
Primetime Live (ABC)

8 p.m.
Three Wishes (NBC)
Ghost Whisperer (CBS)
Supernanny (ABC)
Bernie Mac (Fox)
What I Like About You (The WB)
WWE Smackdown! (UPN)

8:30 p.m.
Malcolm in the Middle (Fox)
Twins (The WB)

Mac and Malcolm ain't bad, but no appointment viewing here.

9 p.m.
Dateline NBC (NBC)
Threshold (CBS)
Hope and Faith (ABC)
The Gate (Fox)
Reba (The WB)

Threshold is aliens and The Gate is crime in San Francisco. Yawn.

9:30 p.m.
Hot Properties (ABC)
Living With Fran (The WB)

10 p.m.
Inconceivable (NBC)
Numb3rs (CBS)
20/20 (ABC)

8 p.m. Movie (NBC)
Repeats (CBS)
Movie (ABC)
Cops (Fox)

9 p.m.
America's Most Wanted (Fox)

10 p.m.
48 Hours (CBS)

7 p.m.
Dateline NBC (NBC)
60 Minutes (CBS)
America?s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
Reruns (Fox)
Reba reruns (The WB)

7:30 p.m.
King of the Hill (Fox)

8 p.m.
The West Wing (NBC)
Cold Case (CBS)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)
The Simpsons (Fox)
Charmed (The WB)

8:30 p.m.
The War at Home (Fox)

9 p.m.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC)
Movie (CBS)
Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Family Guy (Fox)
Blue Collar TV (The WB)

9:30 p.m. American Dad (Fox)

Will probably stick with the Fox animation block.

10 p.m.
Crossing Jordan (NBC)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

Until Whenever

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

on two and ahalf men,bring back charlie ,this two and ahalf men isn't the same with out charlie