Sunday, September 15, 2013

My Fall TV Guide

It's that wonderful time of the year again. There are a lot of new shows I'm excited about this year, and of course many returning ones I'm happy to finally have back.

Here's a list of the shows I will be watching or starting this year. Going with my usual rule, I give a new show three hours to hook me. So this means three episodes for dramas, six for comedies. We'll see who wins at the end of the year. Last year didn't fare so well for most new shows. (I miss you, Ben and Kate!)

New shows are listed in red.



8 pm
How I Met Your Mother (9/23, CBS)
Hart of Dixie (10/7, CW)

9 pm
Sleepy Hollow (9/16, FOX)

Sleepy Hollow seems sufficiently scary, and hopefully the final season of HIMYM lands on a sweet note. And by that, I mean the kids calling child support services after having to sit through all those stories of their dad falling in love with women that is NOT their mother.


8 pm
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (9/24, ABC)

830 pm
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (9/17, FOX)
The Originals (10/3, CW)

9 pm
New Girl (9/17, FOX)

930 pm
The Mindy Project (9/17, FOX)

There are several reasons I'm excited about Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It was created by the Parks and Rec people, it has Andy Samberg, and I'm curious to know if I'll catch all the references now that I'm a bona-fide resident of the titular city. Super excited for New Girl's return after a perfect second season. AND MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. I can't stop fangirling about this.


8 pm
Survivor: Blood vs Water (9/18, CBS)
Arrow (10/9, CW)

9 pm
Modern Family (9/25, ABC)
The Tomorrow People (10/9, CW)

930 pm
Super Fun Night (10/2, ABC)

Yes, I still love Survivor. And this concept of pitting family members against each other sounds like either the greatest idea or the worst idea the show's ever had. I'm only checking out Super Fun Night because of Rebel Wilson, so I hope it's a little bit funny. The previews weren't super promising. And it's been too long a summer without Stephen Amell's abs and that beautiful salmon ladder.


8 pm
Parks and Recreation (9/26, NBC)
The Vampire Diaries (10/3, CW)
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (10/10, ABC)

9 pm
Reign (10/17, CW)

930 pm
The Michael J. Fox Show (9/26, NBC)

10 pm
Parenthood (9/26, NBC)
Elementary (9/26, CBS)
Scandal (10/3, ABC)

Thursdays are a blessed day. So much goodness happening, and since I watch it all on Hulu, now you all basically know how I spend my Friday nights (Kidding. Just a little bit.) Being on the CW, Reign seems like it could either be soapy "historical" goodness or a hot mess, and The Michael J. Fox Show has been getting great reviews.


8 pm
Masterchef Junior (9/27, FOX)
The Carrie Diaries (10/25, CW)

10 pm
Dracula (10/25, NBC)

Little kids getting reamed by Gordon Ramsey. How could anyone miss this?


1130 pm
Saturday Night Live (9/28, NBC)


8 pm
Once Upon a Time (9/29, ABC)

830 pm
Bob's Burgers (9/29, FOX)

9 pm
Revenge (9/29, ABC)
Homeland (9/29, Showtime)

With the exception of Bob's Burgers, all the rest of the returning Sunday shows had disappointing last seasons. Here's hoping they return to form for their respective third seasons.


  1. WHAT? I loved Revenge and Once last season! And I can't wait for them to be back. :)

    1. Revenge picked up towards the end, but that whole Initiative plot made no sense and I hated that whole plot revolving around the Stowaway (until of course they ended it by doing-you-know-what. Then I cried). Mostly I just miss that big red pen. And Once is just frustrating to me for some reason. I mean I like it, but the characters keep doing stupid stuff and regressing. Is Regina gonna actually be nice this time? Nope! Actually, maybe this time. Nope! Just kidding, THIS TIME. That being said, I'm still excited for it to come back, and I'm excited for the spinoff! It's campy fun.