Friday, September 5, 2008

Fall TV Preview: 2008

Better late than never, it's time for the Gingers is the Watchword somewhat annual TV preview!

Gratuitous shot of Josh Jackson to satiate my inner 15 year old? Check.

There's actually not a ton of new shows I'm looking forward to this year, but there are a few of which I am intrigued, yet suspicious. I've admittedly made some dog pics in the past (*cough* Bionic Woman remake *cough*) and I'm sure I will again. But, sight unseen, here's some new shows that have piqued my interest.

Sons of Anarchy - Supposedly like The Sopranos, but with a biker gang. Could be cool. It's on FX, which has gained a reputation for interesting, edgy shows. (Start...ed Sept. 3. Oops, hopefully they'll replay it. It's FX, so they probably will).

Kath & Kim - The commercials for this show starring Selma Blair and Molly Shannon have made me laugh, and apparently it's a remake of a huge hit in Australia. The Aussies have given us Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, koala bears and shrimp on the barbie, so I've come to trust their taste. However, off-beat comedy is such a tough thing to pull off, I have my reservations as well. (NBC, Oct. 9)

Fringe - Buzz is kind of bad, but hey: JJ Abrams and Joshua Jackson? I'll at least give it a looksie. (Fox, Sept. 9)

The new 90210 - I have it saved in my DVR. I wasn't even a huge fan of the first go-round of this series, but I have to admit I'm curious. If only to see how Michael from The Wire does. (CW, Tuesdays)

Life on Mars - Strictly on Red's recommendation. (ABC, Oct. 9)

My Own Worst Enemy - As I've mentioned before, I've missed Christian Slater. I have to give his little dual personality spy show here a try. (NBC, Oct. 13).

And, since a lot of my favorite shows are your favorite shows as well, here's when some of them are coming back:

30 Rock (Oct. 30); The Office (Sept. 25); Pushing Daisies (Oct. 1); Heroes (I'm giving it one last shot. Sept. 22); Dirty Sexy Money (It still hasn't reached its potential, but I'm hanging with it to see if it does. Oct. 1); Grey's Anatomy (Shut up. Sept. 28).


The Guv'ner said...

Hold on, they REMADE "Kath and Kim"? How is that even possible? It's crazy Aussieness is what made that show. I LOVE K&K. Goddamn!

Red said...

Yes! The UK version of Life on Mars is one of the best things ever and I really hope the US version can even come close to capturing the awesome.

I'm also interested to check out Worst Week, another British remake. The previews are not making me feel very good about it, but I guess we'll wait and see.

Jon said...

That Fringe show looks okay. I'll give it a try.

It's not a new show, but The Shield just came back this week too. It's only the best show ever.

pistols at dawn said...

New TV schedules just remind me that the only TV show I've watched regularly for the past few years has been The Daily Show. And in a world that makes Two and a Half Men its #1 rated show, I don't really see much of a reason to change that.

BeckEye said...

I am kind of looking forward to Fringe, but it will probably suck.

My goal this year is to get Pistols watching American Idol.

BeckEye said...

Er, actually, that's a goal for next year because AI doesn't start until then.

Gifted Typist said...

I've watched the original Kath and Kim from Australia and it is a hoot

words words words said...

The only new show I think I'm even remotely interested in is "Fringe", but I probably won't even watch that, because it looks like one of those serials you have to watch every week or else you'll have no idea who the characters are or what they're doing.

I'll be more than happy to keep watching the two brilliant shows I love that are entering their second seasons, Pushing Daisies and Chuck.

Dr Zibbs said...

I'm looking forward to the Fringe.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

You know Australia gave us the Wiggles, too, right?

Del-V said...

Australia also gave us the Outback Steak House and Kangol hats (I think).

Liz said...

I should have thanked Australia for the oil can of beer as well. While I'm not a huge Foster's fan, the idea of a beer that big is sheer genius.

Garney said...

There's also a Wire alum on Fringe (Lance Riddick aka Cedric Daniels) which is my main reason for tuning in tonight.