Friday, May 18, 2007

Blogging The Upfronts, Day 5: A Viewer's Guide

So, the schedules have been announced, the cancelled shows have been mourned, the potshots at network executives have been taken. What's left but to plan our Fall 2007 TiVo schedule? By way of disclaimer, yes, it does look like I'll be watching something on TV every night of the week, in almost every time slot. In these days of DVR, that's no longer as sadly time-consuming as it sounds. It's not! New shows in CAPS (sorry that bold text doesn't show up as well on this blog; I'm probably due for a format change some time soon).


Mondays

8 PM: Prison Break (FOX)*
8 PM: How I Met Your Mother (CBS)*
9 PM: Heroes (NBC)
10 PM: Nothing. Free time. Read a book or something, will ya?

*The first scheduling conflict of the season. Time-shifted correctly, this should not be a problem, even if you can't wait 'til 10 to find out how Scofield deals with Panamania prison.

Tuesdays

8 PM: Another free period, unless you decide to give Beauty and the Geek (CW) another roll in the guilty-pleasure hay.
9 PM: REAPER (CW)
10 PM: CANE (CBS)

Wednesdays

8 PM: America's Next Top Model (CW)
9 PM: GOSSIP GIRL (CW) or PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC)*
10 PM: DIRTY SEXY MONEY (ABC)

*I'm not watching them both. Whichever one of them proves that it doesn't suck, that's what I'll be watching.

Thursdays

8 PM: Ugly Betty (ABC)*
8 PM: Survivor (CBS)*
8 PM: My Name Is Earl / 30 Rock (NBC)*
9 PM: Grey's Anatomy (ABC)**
9 PM: The Office / Scrubs (NBC)**
9 PM: Supernatural (CW)**
10 PM: Nothing, THANK GOD.

*Watch Survivor, record Earl and 30 Rock, watch Betty online.
**Watch Grey's, record Office and Scrubs, watch Supernatural online

Fridays

8 PM: THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND (FOX)
9 PM: WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB (ABC)
10 PM: Friday Night Lights (NBC)

Sundays

8 PM: VIVA LAUGHLIN! (CBS)
9 PM: FREE! Time to hit the bathroom!
10 PM: Brothers & Sisters (ABC)

2 comments:

NYOne said...

Pushing Daisies is getting good buzz, so I'm bumping that ahead of Top Model on my DVR. And yeah, I probably will be giving Beauty & the Geek another go-round, though nothing will ever beat Cee Cee getting served by Nathan at the end of this season.

That Bootleg Guy said...

C'mon, Joe...not even ONE viewing of "Cavemen" before it finishes 112th in the Nielsens in its premiere week and is never heard from again?

Snob.