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

We have taken care of Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays for Fall 2009. Now, it’s time for what I’ll be watching on Thursdays.

I’ve seen the “Pilot” episode of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, but wasn’t totally sold, so will give it a couple more episodes to see if it can close the deal or lose the sale completely. I have NBC’s Parks & Recreation down as DVR for now, but unless it has significantly improved from its inaugural season, it won’t last long on the list. I’ve also seen the “Pilot” episode of NBC’s Community and really liked it. So, if P&R gets better, NBC will really have one solid two-hour comedy block with the return of 30 Rock to the lineup in October.

For me on Thursdays, there are 11 shows and nine hours of programming that I will be attempting to watch, but there are two shows that remain undetermined. Take a look at the chart below and then let me know in the comments what shows you’re looking forward to on Thursdays for Fall 2009?

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

Network First Hour Second Hour Third Hour
ABC Flash Forward Grey’s Anatomy Private Practice
CBS Survivor CSI: Crime Scene Investigation The Mentalist
The CW The Vampire Diaries Supernatural  
FOX Bones Fringe  
NBC SNL: Thursday Night Live Parks & Recreation The Office Community The Jay Leno Show
Cable First Hour Second Hour Third Hour
FX     It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Archer
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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  • shane davies Sep 3, 2009, 6:25 am

    Thursday night is comedy night for me. NBC for 2 hours, then Always Sunny and I’m interested in Archer. I am a fan of Sealab and Frisky Dingo so I hope those guys deliver the goods again with Archer. DVR Supernaturaland watch it after Archer. DVR Flash Forward and Vampire Diaries to see what they are like. None of the other shows interest me.
    Might DVR Fringe and check it out, it did improve as it went along.

  • Kyle Sep 3, 2009, 7:45 am

    Ahh Thursday..the bane of my TV nights. Looks like we are on par again–with the exception that I also watch Survivor. It’s one of those shows I’ve been with since the beginning–but it’s hit or miss. I am also a TBD on Vampire Diaries and Archer. Didn’t know much about Archer except for a vague synopsis. Saw an ad the other day–I didn’t realize it was going to be animated.
    There are too many things on at 8pm on Thursdays–5 things at the same time is absurd! I liked when Bones/Fringe were on a different night besides the jam-packed Thursday. Thursday is for NBC comedy and ABC dramas! (It used to be for CSI, but I tend to watch that over the weekend.)
    I hope Parks & Recreation is good this year–wasn’t a huge fan of the 1st season, but due to it’s Office connection, I will give it another shot. Looking forward to Flash Forward and new dramatic Psych episodes–err Mentalist.

  • deemonies Sep 3, 2009, 9:40 am

    SUPERNATURAL. Kripke and co. have been on fire and don’t doubt the apocolypse is going to be one helluva ride for our boys. Greys Anat and Pr Pr are just foolish but Simon Baker’s charm will have me DVR’n The Mentalist.

  • Jason the TVaholic Sep 3, 2009, 10:13 pm

    Shane, That could make for a really funny three-hour comedy block, when you add in the FX offerings.

    Kyle, I’m glad that I don’t watch Survivor or Supernatural or I’d be in the same spot as you. That was what Mondays were like for me last fall.

    Deemonies, I think Supernatural does a good job at what they do, it just isn’t my kind of show. As for The Mentalist, I think it has the potential to do unbelievably well in its new timeslot given the competition.

  • Kaliel2000 Sep 4, 2009, 10:53 am

    Haha, I have become fond of calling Vampire Diaries “Twilight” for the small screen. I suppose I may watch it just to see or someone else could just to see if i’m right. I watch more CW probably than most people so maybe i’ll give it a shot. Wonder how fast it will be cancelled. I LOVE Supernatural so there’s no way i’m gonna miss that. Hmmm, nothing else on there that you’re watching that I will be I don’t believe.

  • Jason the TVaholic Sep 5, 2009, 11:14 pm

    Kaliel, You’re right. The Vampire Diaries is Twilight for the smallscreen. Which is why I think it will end up doing well, even if it isn’t that good. Cause, neither is Twilight really. It probably has the biggest potential to of The CW’s new shows to be a hit, unfortunately.

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