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Guide to the new season's new shows

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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 09:18 AM
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Here is a quick list of new shows coming out, and a quick snippet of what they are about (and maybe a personal opinion or two...)


This is only the big broadcast networks vs. cable. (may supplement the list in an update).

The 2-2 (CBS)
 - Cop Drama (Leilee Sobieski)
Alcatraz (Fox)*
- Mystery Drama (Lost wannabe)…promising.
Allen Gregory (Fox)
- Animated show about gay dads
Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (NBC)*
- Sex in the City wannabe
Apartment 23 (ABC)*
 - Female version of Odd Couple
Awake (NBC)*
- Cop Drama, with a twist, he’s in two different realities
Bent (NBC)*
BFF(NBC)*
- Dharma and Greg wannabe (Amanda Peet)
Charlie's Angels (ABC)
 - Remake of course, but modernized
The Finder (Fox)*
- Bones spin off
The Firm (NBC)*
- The Apprentice minus the Donald
Free Agents (NBC)*
- Another Office-like BBC rip-off
A Gifted Man (CBS)
- Medical Drama
Good Christian Belles (ABC)*
- Desperate Housewives wannabe
Grimm (NBC)
- Horror Drama, Supernatural wannabe….promising
Hart of Dixie (CW)
- Medical Drama (Rachel Bilson)
How to Be a Gentleman (CBS)
- Odd Couple wannabe (guy version)
I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Fox)
 - Comedy, two different moms with teen girls
Last Man Standing (ABC)
- Comedy, BBC rip-off, Mr. Mom wannabe (Tim Allen)
Man Up (ABC)
 - Buddy Comedy
Missing (ABC)*
- Drama, Female version of Taken (Ashley Judd)
Napoleon Dynamite (Fox)*
- Animated show about the movie character
New Girl (Fox)
- Comedy, Friends wannabe (Zooey DesChanel)
Once Upon a Time (ABC)
- Drama Serial, real world and fairy tales collide, neat
Pan Am (ABC)
- Period Drama (60’s), Mad Men with Airlines
The Playboy Club (NBC)
- Period Drama (60’s), Mad Men meets the Sopranos
Person of Interest (CBS)
- Drama, tv series of the Minority Report, basically, cool
Prime Suspect (NBC)
- Cop Drama and another BBC rip-off
Revenge (ABC)
- Drama, Gossip Girl wannabe
Ringer (CW)
- Drama about twins and identity theft (Sarah Michelle Gellar)
The River (ABC)*
- Think Crocodile Hunter, but it’s not real
Secret Circle (CW)
- Horror Drama, Eastwick take two?, intriguing though
Scandal (ABC)*
- Drama, publicist crises
Smash (NBC)*
 - Musical Drama (Debra Messing), Glee wannabe?
Suburgatory (ABC)
- Another Desperate Housewives wannabe
Terra Nova (Fox)
- Sci Fi Drama, Dinosaurs, promising
Two Broke Girls (CBS)
- Comedy, think Alice (Mel’s Diner) remake
Unforgettable (CBS)
- Cop Drama, photographic memory
Up All Night (NBC)
- Sitcom, Family (Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph)
Whitney (NBC)
- Sitcom, Couple (Whitney Cummings)
Work It (ABC)* - Comedy, Bosom Buddies concept (guys dress as women)

I'm looking forward to Alcatraz, Grimm, and Terra Nova. Once Upon a Time and Secret Circle could be decent too. Of course, different strokes for different folks,so feel free to find out more about these shows.






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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 09:29 AM
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While I agree your picks look promising, the way Hollywood rights nowadays, I don't see not one of the entire list making it past 1st season, if that.

I'll be honestly suprised if any of them get picked up for a second season.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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With all of the important things happening in the world right now, how can you be interested in the drivel the media is using to distract you? Turn it off! It is called an "idiot box" for a reason. Turn off the damn tv and help us do something about the serious issues facing the world right now.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 09:40 AM
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Whew! Thanks for the info. I was so depressed that "the Good Wife" and "The Event" are over for the season, and I didn't know how I was going to fill my TV time! You have saved my idle time!




posted on May, 25 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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I don't get network except for FOX. The only thing there that looks good to me is maybe Alcatraz. I miss network sometimes, but it helps me from getting involved in too much TV.


reply to post by sonofliberty1776
 


There's nothing wrong with providing entertainment in one's life. Of course, anything can be abused or taken to the extreme, but just because someone watches TV doesn't mean they're out of touch with the real problems in the world. There's room enough in our brains for both.



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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 09:43 AM
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Thanks for posting none look real interesting to me, but i appreciate having it all laid out like youve done.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 09:44 AM
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Why not use that idle time to contact your senators and representatives over the extension of the patriot act? Why not use the time to express your concerns over the continued erosion of our civil rights? of the ever widening encroachment of the TSA into other areas aside from airport security? How about expressing your dismay and displeasure over the loss of the 4th amendment?



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 09:45 AM
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I am loving the new season of Jerseylicious.

j/k
Ok, so I watched it once. :/



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 09:51 AM
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Don't assume the activities you list are exclusive to watching TV. Both can be done. Give it a break. If you want a completely solemn and serious life, go for it. But if other people want some light, mind-numbing entertainment for an hour or so a day, what's the big deal?

Why are you spending your leisure time posting here when you could be calling your Senators?


Jerseylicious.
American Idol final results tonight! Yes I watched it!



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 10:01 AM
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With all of the important things happening in the world right now, how can you be interested in the drivel the media is using to distract you? Turn it off! It is called an "idiot box" for a reason. Turn off the damn tv and help us do something about the serious issues facing the world right now.


My deepest apologies for not devoting more waking moments to governmental reform. I might as well suggest that the next time you want to go to a movie, or out for a nice dinner, that you instead use that time to write your Congressman....

Seriously, I can enjoy entertainment while still making my feelings known. I have written to certain Congressmen on issues I feel strongly about. But, the fact that I enjoy TV in no way makes me ignorant of other sources for news or information. I'm an educated person, with a Masters degree, and a working professional.

But, you also have to take your leisure time...after all, that is WHY we put in the hours, isn't it? We work so that we can, sometimes, have some fun and enjoy life.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 10:22 AM
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reply to post by sonofliberty1776
 


I deal with serious issues all day.
I like a break and to laugh at someone else.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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Exactly, and I deal with enough drama in real life, which is why I usually never watch the usual, real-life type dramas. I want an element of fantasy or mystery in them, and/or the supernatural.

Nothing makes me change the channel faster (usually) than "based on a true story"...



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