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TV season 2006-7 preview

I have a habit every year around this time of putting together a list of TV shows I’m excited about for the fall premieres. last year, year before, and even the year before (there’s probably more back further than that, these ones were just easily accessible when I looked in my archives laughing ). Looks like I’m getting an early start this year, but so are some of the premiere dates (3rd week of August!) For some reason, I was down on myself for being BEHIND on this favorite task of mine!

  • Prison Break: FOX, Mondays at 8pm (8/21)
    Very possibly most most anticipated returning series for me. The ending just had me so enthralled last season. I love these brothers, and I loved them before they were on this show. (TV.com)
  • Lost: ABC, Wednesdays at 9pm (10/4)
    I’m not quite *as* excited about this as I was last season, and I’m not sure why. Maybe I will get more excited as the previews start showing; it’s still early. (TV.com)
  • The Nine: New! ABC, Wednesdays at 10pm (10/4)
    I’m sure I’m not the only person who giggled at the idea of having Matthew Fox and Scott Wolf with shows back to back. But really, this looks like an interesting concept. It also has Lourdes Benedicto on it (she was on the short lived Titans with Ingo) and the girl who Sucre loves on Prison Break (Camille Guaty). And John Billingsley who has been on Angel and Stargate among other things. It’s probably the new show I’m most interested in seeing. (TV.com)
  • Bones: FOX, Wednesday at 8pm (8/30)
    I can’t help it, I really did enjoy this last season. I was surprised it got picked up for a 2nd season, because umm, fox usually gets me addicted to shows and then cancels them. I guess we’ll see how far this gets. smile I do so love David Boreanez. (TV.com)
  • Numb3rs: CBS, Fridays at 10pm (9/22)
    This is a feel good show that I love to watch with E. Plus, they ended it with a romance just waiting to find out what would happen and I’m so anxious to see where they go with that! (TV.com)
  • The Office: NBC, Thursdays at 8:30pm (9/21)
    We’ve been watching reruns this summer, and they are JUST as hilarious again. And OMG, I can’t wait to see what happens. The one piece of news I do know is that another Daily Show correspondent, Ed Helms, is joining them and that is sure to be hilarious. (TV.com)
  • Dancing with the Stars: ABC, Tuesdays at 8pm
    I haven’t heard anything about who the dancers will be this season, but I’m firmly hooked on this. (TV.com)
  • Battlestar Galactica, Fridays at 10pm (10/6)
    Now it it’s new non-adjacent-to-stargate-timeslot!!! I can’t wait, seriously!
  • Stargate SG-1, Fridays at 9pm (already started)
    AND the best part about this season? Richard Dean Anderson is coming back for some episodes! Woo! The 200th episode should be interesting, and Morena Baccaran is up for a guest role too.
  • Stargate Atlantis, Fridays at 10pm (already started)
    Yay new episodes! Just great stuff, all around, I don’t love this show as much as I love SG-1 yet, but I do love it an awful lot!
  • And, as always, I watch little shows in between, here and there like Good Eats, Mythbusters, and What Not to Wear.

And then there are the "maybe" shows... (see extended part of post)

There aren’t a lot of fall guides to the upcoming season yet, but these are the ones that I used so far:

I’m guessing that zap2it and TV.com will have their own features, too and I’ll add to this post when I see more.

Just for the recond, I think big. I see all these that seem so great, but many of the new ones won’t make it very far into the season. I just don’t have the time, but my TiVo does help some. smile

  • Grey’s Anatomy: ABC, Thursdays at 9pm (9/21)
    I got behind on these last season and still have multiple episodes waiting for me on the TiVo. E didn’t enjoy it much and so I needed to find time to watch it when he didn’t mind and since I work the whole time he’s gone every day, it’s hard to find time. Anyhow, I degress. It is an excellent show, and I love the actors. So I’m interested in getting caught back up and into enjoying it. I’m not sure if it will survive the move to Thursday nights, though. (TV.com)
  • How I Met Your Mother: CBS, Mondays at 8pm (9/18)
    Another show that the time slot has screwed me up. I really enjoyed it, it made me laugh, but it’s always on at a time that something else is on, and so I tend to forget to set up the VCR so I can see it, too. I love Alyson Hannigan, so that’s a big draw for me, but the whole cast was great. We’ll see if I can be better about taping this this season. (TV.com)
  • Day break: New! ABC (11/15)
    The reason I looked at this? Adam Baldwin. laughing But the preview actually looks good, a Tru Calling-like experience. So I might watch this initially to see how it looks. (TV.com)
  • Standoff: New! FOX, Tuesdays at 9pm (9/5)
    Another Firefly alum: Gina Torres. I’m interested to see this one because although it seems similar to The Nine, it seems a bit more focused around the relationships of the team of the crises negotiators rather than focusing on a single event. (TV.com)
  • Studio 60: NBC, Mondays at 10pm (9/18)
    While this is the show on everybody’s lips right now, I’m not sure it’s my kind of show. It has Matthew Perry and Amanda Peet, among others, but, yeah, I’m just not sure. I might watch to see how it looks.
  • Las Vegas: NBC, Fridays at 9pm (10/20)
    I lost interest just before they moved this show to Fridays and then even more after that point because there were other things I was so excited about (sci fi friday). I don’t know, the storylines just got kinda ridiculous. But I did really like the characters initially, so I may tune it to see if it got better.
  • Heros: NBC, Mondays at 9pm
    Greg Grunberg is the interest here.


Yay for Dancing with the Stars! The dancers are going to be announced on Good Morning America next Monday. wink

Hey, I found you on VOX. You’re pretty serious about your tele. We have very similar tastes. My list is much shorter, mostly time constraints. In order of importance: The Office, Batttlestar Galactica, Lost, and Smallville. We’re still thinking about adding the new show Psych.

The list would’ve been longer before we *deep breath* unplugged the cable. Last season we still watched 24, Malcolm, King of Queens, and CSI (the original). We’ll be downloading our favorites.

How do you feel about ER? I had just gotten into it again at the end of last season. Recently, at the urging of friends, I queued up the only season of Freaks and Geeks on Netflix. Are you one of the cult members? It’s quite realistic to me, and the last one I saw was hilarious. Maybe I should just email you. Hang in there 'til the fall. Georgia Lynn.

I absolutely cannot wait for the 200th episode of SG1! I got to hear a little bit about it when I was interpreting for Amanda Tapping - unfortunately I never remember anything I interpret, so I only have the commercials to go on!

Jill: Woo, that’s good news, I hadn’t heard that yet! smile

Georgia, welcome, it’s nice to see you over here! Smallville is one of those shows that I always wished I’d watched but just never did. I loved Lois and Clark, and so another superman story would really have been good, I’m sure.
ER is one of those shows that I’ve watched off and on from College till now. I missed a lot of the Luka/Abby/Sam/Neela years until I started watching the reruns. (ironically, it’s a trip to SF, watching reruns in the hotel room waiting to go to the office that did it!) So yeah, it’s definitely a show I enjoy, but it’s one of those "if I don’t have time, I’ll skip it" kinda things.
And Freaks and Geeks, I’ve heard such great things about, you’ll have to post about how you like it!

Meredith - that’s RIGHT, you interpreted for AT, that’s just so cool! smile I think it’s gonna be a GREAT episode, even though some of the commercial seems a little corny, i’m not above cornyness hee heee!