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fall 2011 tv premiere dates: sept. 19-25

Last week we fell in love with Ringer and Up All Night, as well as the return of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. This week brings back even more old favorites and quite a few new shows.

Premiering September 19th-25th








Monday (Sept. 19th)


Dancing With the Stars (@ 7pm CST)

Castle (@ 9pm CST)


How I Met Your Mother (@ 7pm CST)

Two and a Half Men (@ 8pm CST)

2 Broke Girls (@ 8:30 pm CST)

Hawaii Five-O (@ 9pm CST)


The Sing-Off (@ 7pm CST)

The Playboy Club (@ 9pm CST)








Tuesday (Sept. 20th)


Dancing With the Stars results show (@ 8pm CST)

Body of Proof (@ 9pm CST)


NCIS (@ 7pm CST)

NCIS LA (@ 8pm CST)

Unforgettable (@ 9pm CST)


Glee (@ 7pm CST)

New Girl (@ 8pm CST)

Raising Hope (@ 8:30pm CST)


The Biggest Loser (@ 7pm CST)








Wednesday (Sept. 21st)


The Middle (@ 7pm CST)

Modern Family (@ 8pm CST)

Revenge (@ 9pm CST)


Criminal Minds (@ 8pm CST)

CSI (@ 9pm CST)


The X-Factor (@ 7pm CST)


Up All Night – regular time (@ 7pm CST)

Free Agents – regular time (@ 7:30pm CST)

Harry’s Law (@ 8pm CST)

Law and Order: SVU (@ 9pm CST)








Thursday (Sept. 22nd )


Charlie’s Angels (@ 7pm CST)

Grey’s Anatomy (@ 8pm CST)


The Big Bang Theory (@ 7pm CST)

Person of Interest (@ 8pm CST)

The Mentalist (@ 9pm CST)


The X-Factor results show (@ 7pm CST)


Community (@ 7pm CST)

Parks and Recreation (@ 7:30pm CST)

The Office (@ 8pm CST)

Whitney (@ 8:30pm CST)

Prime Suspect (@ 9pm CST)








Friday (Sept. 23rd )


A Gifted Man (@ 7pm CST)

CSI: NY (@ 8pm CST)

Blue Bloods (@ 9pm CST)

The CW:

Nikita (@ 7pm CST)

Supernatural (@ 8pm CST)


Kitchen Nightmares (@ 7pm CST)

Fringe (@ 8pm CST)


Dateline (@ 8pm CST)








Saturday (Sept. 24th)


Rules of Engagement (@ 7pm CST)

48 Hours of Mystery (@ 9pm CST)








Sunday (Sept. 25th)


Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (@ 6pm CST)

Desperate Housewives (@ 8pm CST)

Pan Am (@ 9pm CST)


60 Minutes (@ 6pm CST)

The Amazing Race (@ 7pm CST)

The Good Wife (@ 8pm CST)

CSI: Miami (@ 9pm CST)


The Simpsons (@ 7pm CST)

The Cleveland Show (@ 7:30pm CST)

Family Guy (@ 8pm CST)

American Dad (@ 8:30pm CST)


Boardwalk Empire (@ 8pm CST)

Not sure what you want to watch? Check out our picks for what we can’t wait to see, what looks too horrible to watch and what will probably be cancelled by the time 2012 rolls around.

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‘boss’ trailer: kelsey grammer as the mayor of chicago

Most of Kelsey Grammer’s finest post-Frasier work has been done behind the scenes (directing, producing, writing, etc.). Boss takes Grammer to a darker place than the smart humor of his well-known roles (Example A: The Poster Art). He plays Tom Kane, mayor of Chicago, who is hiding a severe neurological disorder from everyone for the betterment of his political career. I think some level of corruption amidst all of that is to be expected.

There hasn’t been much publicity for the show as of yet and the premise doesn’t sound terribly exciting. However, the trailer is what sold me on giving Boss my minimum two episode viewing for new shows that peak my interest. Well that, as well as Kathleen Robertson (Clare Arnold, B.H. 90210) and Connie Nielsen (The Devil’s Advocate).

The show premieres on Oct. 21, but will Starz have another Spartacus-esque hit on its hands or will Boss go the way of Gravity and fade quietly into oblivion?

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american horror story newest promo: redefining the thriller genre

Everything you love about a thriller. Nothing you expect.

Well…if the point of that line and the trailer was to further peak my interest…mission accomplished. As if Sylar joining the show for a few episodes wasn’t reason enough!

Is it October yet?


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it’s always awkward in philadelphia

There’s not much else that needs to be said that isn’t conveyed in this F’IN AMAZING PHOTO. But I’m not a woman of a few words, so I’ll say this:

  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia starts back on Sept. 15th.
  • “Big Mac” makes me sad, but I respect Rob McElhenney’s dedication to adding layers to the character.
  • I don’t know if it’s just them, but I’ve never noticed how awkward yellow looks in group pictures.
  • If this picture is any indication, I foresee another solid season.
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fall 2011: new shows we won’t be watching

We will watch a lot of things and are the first people to admit that sometimes those shows aren’t exactly Emmy-material (*cough* Jersey Shore *cough*). But there are some shows that are so spectacularly senseless we refuse to even give them a one-episode pity view. The blame could fall on shoddy marketing efforts on the show’s behalf or disastrous looking previews. We might even be inclined to dismiss a new show because we don’t like the lead actor/actresses (it has happened and we’re not proud of that, but we have to stand by those petty decisions).

As we’ve covered, there are some fall shows that look great and others that we think won’t make it past the first few episodes, but the shows that made this list we just don’t plan on watching. Ever. Unless they become hits….at which point we’ll offer a formal apology and perhaps even jump on the bandwagon….but we’re confident it won’t come to that….ever.

11 New Shows We Don’t Plan on Watching

Hart of Dixie – The CW
Missing – ABC
Smash – NBC
Unforgettable – CBS
Man Up – ABC
Allen Gregory – Fox
Suburgatory – ABC
Napoleon Dynamite – Fox
A Gifted Man – CBS
H8R –The CW
The Secret Circle – The CW

New Show I Definitely Won’t Watch by Nicole…“H8R”

We’ll start with the name: H8R. In the show’s defense, I probably wouldn’t have liked Hater any better, but text abbreviations have their time and place, and a show title is neither of those. The show plays on our obsession with celebrities. Every day people (just like you and me!) are confronted by the celebrities they hate and during this “confrontation” the celebrity tries to win their “h8r” over. AC Slater…er…sorry…Mario Lopez is the host AND executive producer (I’ll let you do with that whatever you please).

Overall the show looks like something MTV might have thrown on its afternoon programming back when TRL reigned supreme. The celebrities that keep popping up in the promos are Snooki and Kim Kardashian, which works since they are hated by so many people, but I can’t help but feel that it’s going to turn into a tear-fest when these women (and whatever other celebrities this show plans to have) try and win the favor of the fans that hate them. It’s a waste. The people that invest time and energy into hating celebrities are too busy doing that to faithfully watch a show that calls them out on it.

I say all of that to simply say this: the show looks dumb and the name of the show is even dumber. I know the CW sometimes takes a ‘throw it in the air and see if it flies’ approach to programming (Example A: The Beautiful Life) so I’m sure they’re hoping for a hit. Unfortunately for whatever new show that could have had that time slot, they don’t.

New Show I Definitely Won’t Watch by Will…“Hart of Dixie”

I have never been a fan of Rachel Bilson’s acting per se but I don’t mind her just showing up every now and then. But if you’re going to try and sell me on the fact that the girl from those anti-awesome Magnum Ice Cream commercials is headlining the new CW show Hart of Dixie then I hope you have more than a bridge in Brooklyn for sale.

The “big city meets small town” dynamic has been done countless times and I’m not dismissing the show for that sole purpose. I just don’t think Bilson has what it takes to lead the cast and have me setting the DVR to tune in weekly – especially when House is in the same time slot and, possibly, in its final season. Positioning the new show behind a successful show (Gossip Girl) with a similarly targeted demographic is a great strategic move to get some carry-over views.

I think the show will make it through the season and even be picked up for another season on the CW. The hardcore viewers of the network seem to faithfully tune in to their dramas even when sometimes we…uh…they feel a show may have overstayed their welcome. Here’s looking at you OTH.

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