Welcome to the 7th annual 21 hours of TV Fall preview. Everyday this week we will look at the current day of the week and what will be on that night (Friday, we will look at the weekend). It’s my self imposed task every year to limit my TV viewing each week to 21 hours (14 without commercials, just so you understand I’m not as addicted as you think.). In going through the daily schedules I will rate each show red, blue, or green. Green means I will be watching (at least initially), blue that I won’t but I won’t hold it against you if you do, and red that I refuse to believe anyone of sound mind could be interested. At the end of the week I will add my total hours up and cut what I need in order to get down to the required 21, which won’t include the 3 hours every week I peek through my fingers to see if the Detroit Lions have learned what this thing called “Football” is supposed to look like.Oh one more thing. Each day I will pick one or two “MUST” shows that in my humble opinion should be an automatic DVR add for all members of the human race.Monday
Wow, Monday has gone dry. I’ve lost interest in Castle, and other than a couple exceptions the night is full of run of the mill, boring network fare. There’s nothing wrong with most of this stuff, Bones can be fun, I’m sure How I Met Your Mother is funny, and I know many who enjoy “Attempted Dancing with the People Someone You Know May Have Heard Of”. Even the new take on “Sleepy Hollow” is somewhat decent, but none of it is worth a slot in my precious 21. I’ll stick with “The Voice” at least through the interesting part and I’m excited about Spader’s new drama, but other than that, blah.
The Rest of the week:
MUST: The VoiceThe color coded breakdown:8PM
ABC – Dancing with the StarsCBS – How I Met Your MotherCW – Hart of DixieFox – BonesNBC – The Voice8:30PMCBS – We are Men9PMCBS – 2 Broke GirlsCW – Beauty and the BeastFox – Sleepy Hollow9:30PMCBS – Mom10PMABC – CastleCBS – HostagesNBC – The BlacklistMonday’s total: One 1 hour drama, zero comedies, One 2 hour reality = 3 hours today, 3 hours total.