The Flood Is Almost Upon Us
Ask Ausiello has provided a handy-dandy list of the scheduled season premieres. Here's what Tosy and Cosh are clearing space on the TiFaux for:
Sept. 19 (FOX) Back to You series premiere
Kelsey Grammar and Patricia Heaton as news anchors in a traditional sitcom. I have much affection for Grammar and Heaton and can imagine them working very well together. Also? Fred Willard.
Sept. 23 (FOX) Simpsons premiere
I only end up watching a half-dozen or so Simpsons episodes each season, but it's well worth grabbing.
Sept. 24 (NBC) Chuck series premiere
This show, a goofy-looking kind of spy spoof thing looks worth a least a pilot viewing.
Sept. 24 (NBC) Heroes season premiere
I still haven't watched the last five episodes or so of last year's season. But the addition of Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars herself, to the cast, makes this worth checking out.
Sept. 24 (CBS) How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, Rules of Engagement and CSI: Miami season premieres and The Big Bang series premiere
We usually end up watching the whole CBS block, even though I don't care much for the CSI. Looking very forward to the Mother premiere, even though my TiFaux failed me last year and did not grab the season finale. Hoping they'll re-air in the next few weeks.
Sept. 25 (CW) Reaper series premiere
Something about a man whose parents sold his soul to the devil when he was a kid who must now collect souls. Very good buzz; being compared to Buffy. I'm in.
Sept. 25 (FOX) House season premiere
Sept. 26 (ABC) Private Practice series premiere
Never having watched an episode of Grey's Anatomy, I'm curious solely for the Audra McDonald factor.
Sept. 26 (NBC) Bionic Woman series premiere
Looks suitably geeky, plus Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica is pretty much awesome.
Sept. 27 (NBC) My Name Is Earl, The Office and ER season premieres
YAY! Dying to see The Office and Earl, and always like ER, even if the last three episodes of last season are still sitting in the TiFaux.
Oct. 1 (CW) Aliens in America series premiere
Muslim kid is foreign exchange student. Sounds bad as a premise, but good buzz has me intrigued.
Oct. 3 (ABC) Pushing Daisies series premiere
The new series I'm most looking forward to. Quirky, intriguing premise (man can bring the dead back to life by touching them; a second touch kills 'em for good. He uses his gift to solve crimes (by asking the dead what happened). He also brings back to life the love of his life - but can't (of course) touch her); great look from promos; and presence of genius that is Kristen Chenowith in supporting role. Awesome.
Oct. 4 (NBC) 30 Rock season premiere
Absurdism done right.
Oct. 18 (CBS) Viva Laughlin series premiere
This series, which features actors singing along with pop songs, has the musical theater lover in me curious (and frightened).
Oct. 25 (NBC) Scrubs season premiere
The final season. Can't wait. (My prediction is that the whole Elliott-JD thing from the finale was a big feint and that we'll see he and she happy with their partners and not together.)