The Fall 2009 TV Season is quickly coming, with shows starting as early as September 8th on the network side and August 31st on the cable side. So, I thought it was time to start planning my Fall TV Schedule and also, to find out what everyone is looking forward to watching. I will be posting one of these for each day over the next week starting today.
For me on Sundays, there are nine shows and seven and a half hours of programming that I will be watching and one show that is yet to be determined. Take a look at the chart below and then let me know in the comments what shows you’re looking forward to on Sundays this Fall?
Fall TV 2009: Sunday – What I’ll Be Watching
|Network||First Hour||Second Hour||Third Hour|
|Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||Desperate Housewives||Brothers & Sisters|
|The Amazing Race||Three Rivers||Cold Case|
|The Simpsons||The Cleveland Show||Family Guy||American Dad|
|Sunday Night Football – Starts at 5:15 p.m. here on the West Coast|
|Cable||First Hour||Second Hour||Third Hour|
|The Next Iron Chef|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Bored to Death|
|Key:||Watch Live||DVR||DVR2||On Demand||DVR Replay||TBD|
Key Explanation: The grid above is marked for shows I will watch live (Watch Live), record on my dual-tuner DVR (DVR), record on my computer with my dual-tuner Beyond TV setup (DVR2), watch via cable on demand (On Demand), record a replay on my DVR, (DVR Replay), and shows that I don’t know enough about and are yet to be determined whether I will want to watch them (TBD).
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Just looked at your grid & thought that I would comment on your “TBD” choice…
Three Rivers is the one show that I am “most” looking forward to. Starring Alec McLouglin of Moonlight fame & being a medical drama is enough said for me…& for me it is a “don’t miss”!
Um, Entourage? It is my only must see on Sunday nights.
Definitely will be DVR-ing:
Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters & the new show Three Rivers (I Luv Alex O’Loughlin).
Eve, I will be checking out Three Rivers, but haven’t seen enough about it to make a decision yet. Plus, anytime a show makes a lot of changes between being picked up and making it to air in the Fall, gives me pause.
Crystal, I watch Entourage every Sunday, but it only has three more episodes after tonight, so I didn’t include it on the Fall grid.
Will be watching “Live” (aka time-shifting to avoid commercials): Amazing Race, Dexter, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Desperate Housewives
Will be watching Monday: Brothers & Sisters, The Cleveland Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mad Men (although may swap with DH)
Will wait for DVD: American Dad
Will DVR Three Rivers and Bored to Death to give them a shot
Your setup sounds as elaborate as mine–since I have HD TiVo, no On-Demand, so I split shows among HD PC tuners and HD-TiVos. On sundays I usually need to make sure I have specific dvrs allocated to the Fox and CBS line-ups due to football overruns forcing me to do a quick padding to my recordings (although fox shows I usually just set as one long manual block).
Hmm–just noticed your avatar is Simpsonized, but The Simpsons is missing from your list! ;)
The only thing ion the “have to watch” column for me is Amazing Race. Three Rivers will be there to start. I am not committing yet since I have heard nothing other that “OMG Alex O’Laughlin” which is not enough to sell me so far. The commercial make me want to gag.
PS I started a chart. For the first time ever.
Kyle, I have a dual-tuner HD-DVR from Comcast and then two standard-def tuners in my computer, which I will upgrade when I put my new system together. I have the cable split so that I can record four things while watching a fifth.
Also, some of my HD channels are the East Coast feed, so I can actually watch or record shows three hours before they would normally play, which helps out as well. Like, on Friday nights this Fall, I can watch Stargate Universe, Sanctuary, Smallville, and Dollhouse all in a row.
As for The Simpsons, it is sort of a sometimes I’ll watch and sometimes I won’t and I didn’t really have a category for that.
Patty, I agree with your assessment of Three Rivers. Charts are very useful, especially at this time of year. Have you tried using the “Printable Schedules” and a highlighter to mark the shows you are going to watch or thinking about watching?
Color me stupid I didn’t even notice the downloads. So no, not yet. Tomorrow? Yes. I love highlighters.
WOW, I don’t think i’ll be watching anything you will be on your whole list except when I get caught up on it “Mad Men” and NBC Sunday Night football when the game is good. Sunday night is not a big tv night for me I guess.
Patty, Well, now you know. I hope you find them useful, now that you’ve found them.
Kaliel, Well, the only Sunday shows that I can really say you are missing out on are Dexter and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Everything else is mostly becuase I’ve been watching it all along and will probably continue to do so, like with Brothers & Sisters.
Yeah, I watch Dexter, love that show. I musta missed it up there somewhere.
Three Rivers intrigues me, the whole transplant thing and the stars look great also.
Susan, The thing that intrigues me about Three Rivers has nothing to do with the cast, but how it sounds like the stories will be told. It looked like the show will tell the story of the transplant from three perspectives. That of the doctors and nurses who do them, the people that need them, and the person who has died and their family. If that’s the case and it is well done, it could be good, cause that would be a new spin on a medical drama that we really haven’t seen before.