Fall TV 2009: Monday – What Will You Be Watching?

by Jason the TVaholic on August 31, 2009

in Cable TV, Network TV, TV Talk

Yesterday, I posted what I’ll be watching on Sundays. Now, it’s time for Mondays. Last season Mondays were absolutely ridiculous. This season, while there are lots of shows I plan on watching, not having Chuck and Greek playing in the first hour of primetime, leaves it feeling much less packed with must see options. Last season, five of my favorite shows on all of television right now were playing in the first hour of primetime.

For me on Mondays, there are 12 shows and 10.5 hours of programming that I will be attempting to watch 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 Mondays this Fall?

Fall TV 2009: Monday – What I’ll Be Watching

Network First Hour Second Hour Third Hour
ABC Dancing With the Stars Castle
CBS How I Met Your Mother Accidentally On Purpose Two and a Half Men The Big Bang Theory CSI: Miami
The CW One Tree Hill Gossip Girl  
FOX House Lie to Me  
NBC Heroes Trauma The Jay Leno Show
Cable First Hour Second Hour Third Hour
ABC Family Lincoln Heights Greek  
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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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kyle August 31, 2009 at 4:04 am

Wow–I didn’t realize how packed Mondays were going to be. My list is similar to yours, without One Tree Hill, Two and a Half Men or CSI Miami. I may also finally dump GG, otherwise, the move of BBT to 9:30 is going to force me to record Greek as a late-night rerun. I also plan on trying to catch the Canadian series “Durham County” on ION at 10pm (starts 9/7–I think there’s been 2 seasons of 6 episodes each).
Looking the most forward to the return of Big Bang Theory, Castle, Greek and HIMYM.

2 Kay Richards August 31, 2009 at 9:09 am

I’ll be watching Castle, a favorite. I’ll also watch House and Trauma.

I love the TVaholic emails! Thanks!

3 Kaliel2000 August 31, 2009 at 1:24 pm

I was always meaning to get into Castle but totally missed it so I have to catch up on it before I watch it. I still liked OneTreeHill at least up until 2 stars left last year, I may try it to start just to see how they overcome it or if they can. I’m gonna give Heroes 3 episodes to keep my attention or be great again and then if not i’m out. I also watch Dancing with the Stars, hey hot women are hot women and the dancers(female of course) are in unbelievable shape.
I also like Gossip Girl.

4 Patty August 31, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Thank God I don’t watch as much TV as you do!

I start off with the retched beast (OTH) and then Greek and Castle. BBT as a backup or I will catch in repeats. I am not a huge fan of sitcoms but BBT is great.

5 RoseAnn September 1, 2009 at 2:00 am

On Mondays I’ll be DVRing/watching:
House, How I Met Your Mother, Accidently on Purpose, Lie to Me, Two & Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Castle, The Jay Leno Show.

6 Jason the TVaholic September 1, 2009 at 7:16 am

Kyle, I forgot about Durham County on ION, but I may check that out as well.

Kay, I glad you love the daily updates. It’s always nice to hear.

Kaliel, I’m interested to see what One Tree Hill will be like with the changes that have taken place.

Patty, I know, but a few of the shows could be dropped, like Heroes and One Tree Hill, if the former still kinda sucks and the later sucks even worse with the changes that have been made.

RoseAnn, You are the first person I know of that has said they are going to watch The Jay Leno Show. I may check out an episode or two to see what type of show he is going to do.

7 Jessica Rae September 1, 2009 at 8:47 am

I love how ambitious you are! I’m also watching: House M.D., Greek, How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, The Big Bang Theory. Maybe Gossip Girl and Dancing with the Stars. I also want to get into Lie to Me, but I didn’t watch the first season. Blargh.

Most people think we’re crazy to watch so much, don’t they? :D You are kindred to me.

8 Kyle September 1, 2009 at 10:39 am

Jessica–you should have time to catch up with Lie To Me before the new season–I think it was only 13 episodes.

As for ambitious, I even take it one step further. For the stuff I don’t watch “live” during prime time, I have a scheduled task on my HTPC that runs overnight that chops the commercials from my recorded shows. Then I can stream them at 1.5x through the PS3. That means I can watch four 1-hour shows in the time it would take to watch 3 without commercials. So I can cover 6 “hours” of programming in just 3 hours. ;)

9 Jason the TVaholic September 1, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Jessica, “Ambitious” is one word for it and yes, most people would think “crazy” is the other word for it.

As Kyle said above, you could catch up pretty quickly with Lie to Me, as it is only 13 episodes and the DVD set came out on August 25th. But, you could probably watch the few episodes they have on Hulu (6,7,8,10 & 11) and FOX is replaying episodes on Mondays, which will probably include episodes 12 and 13 leading over the next couple weeks and be caught up enough to get into the second season.

It’s always nice to find a kindred TV fan.

Kyle, Turning 45-minutes of show without commercials into a 30-minute show by speed watching it, is a little too “ambitious.” I like my TV without commercials, but in real time.

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