Thursday remains all about NBC making me laugh. Community is a weekly tour de force and Parks and Rec has caught such fire that I’d now rank it above The Office. Speaking of which, I think Spader is an interesting choice to join the cast and am excited for what he could bring. But here’s the thing I don’t hear anyone talking about; no one is replacing Steve Carell! Spader is Kathy Bate’s replacement as the CEO of the company and will probably be in about half the episodes. This means they will be promoting within to fill that slot, a choice that though risky, could pay off greatly since these are the characters we already know and love. The new dynamics will hopefully re-energize a cast that seemingly has been coasting for a couple seasons. The new kid on the must see block is Whitney, who looks primed to fit right into the lol factory.
I’m also excited to see if JJ Abrams can deliver with “Person of Interest” especially since the abysmal “Undercovers” had his name on it last year and absolutely tanked.
There are also times I wish I still watched “Bones” and had maybe given “Big Bang Theory” a try. But they both have a strike against them that I find hard to look past, one is a basic crime procedural and the other has a laugh track. I just got a giggle thinking that maybe Bones was the show with a laugh track and Big Bang Theory was the procedural. Sorry, I’m a simple man.
CBSMUST: Community, Person of InterestThe color coded breakdown:
Green = Will be programmed on my DVRBlue = Not for me, but feel free.
Red = Move along, nothing to see here.8PM
ABC – Charlie’s AngelsCBS – Big Bang TheoryCW – Vampire Diaries
Fox – X Factor ResultsNBC – Community
CBS – How to Be A GentlemanNBC – Parks and Recreation
9PMABC – Grey’s AnatomyCBS – Person of InterestCW – The Secret Circle
Fox – BonesNBC – The Office9:30PMNBC – Whitney
10PMABC – Private PracticeCBS – The MentalistNBC – Prime Suspect
Thursday’s Total: One 1 hour drama, Four half hour comedies, one 1 hour reality, 4 hours
Overall Total: 5 hours drama, 5 hours comedy, 7 hours Reality = 17 hours