Fall TV 2010: Wednesday – What Will You Be Watching?

by Jason the TVaholic on September 15, 2010

in Cable TV, Network TV, TV Talk

Well, after Monday and Tuesday in this night-by-night look at the Fall 2010 TV season, all I can say is TGIW. Wednesday is the midweek break that I need to catch up with all the stuff from the previous two nights.

For me, there isn’t much to watch on Wednesdays, as I’m only looking at five hours of TV on the night, but with watching via DVR or On Demand we’re closer to four. Yes, there is a lot of TBDs in the table below, but I’m already leaning towards no on most of them.

On the new TV front, ABC’s Better Together is full of actors I like, but not being give much in the way of the funny, and I haven’t seen the Maura Tierney version of The Whole Truth yet, but unless they changed more than her I don’t think it’s going to be making my list. CBS’ Defenders might have the best shot of getting on my schedule, as it’s not great, but it was fun. To me it splits the difference between a serious legal drama like The Practice and the absurdist Boston Legal. The CW’s Hellcats is the type of show that I may end up secretly watching, so I’m giving it a couple more episodes to find out. NBC’s Law & Order: Lost Angeles has a stellar cast, but I don’t see that being enough to get me to watch more than the first installment. I do plan on watching Undercovers even though I was under whelmed by the “Pilot.” It could get good, but mostly there isn’t anything else in the hour until Lie to Me returns to FOX in November.

What I’ll Be Watching on Wednesdays – Fall 2010

Network First Hour Second Hour Third Hour
ABC The Middle (9.22) Better Together (9.22) Modern Family (9.22) Cougar Town (9.22) The Whole Truth (9.22)
CBS Survivor (9.15) Criminal Minds (9.22) Defenders (9.22)
The CW America’s Next Top Model (9.08) Hellcats (9.08)  
FOX Lie to Me (11.10) Hell’s Kitchen (9.22)  
NBC Undercovers (9.22) Law & Order: SVU (9.22) Law & Order: Los Angeles (9.29)
Cable First Hour Second Hour Third Hour
FX     Terriers (9.08)
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). Things get viewed based on how they are available to me. Since most CBS, NBC and cable shows are available On Demand the following day via my cable carrier that can affect when they get watched as opposed to other shows that aren’t.

Check out the Fall TV Show Premiere Dates From A to Z to find when your favorite show will return this fall or find out more about downloading the Printable Fall TV Schedules.

What shows will you be watching on Wednesdays for Fall 2010?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shane September 15, 2010 at 6:57 am

Thanks for providing the fall schedule by day of week and by show name. I would also like by date. so I can see on 9/20 all the premieres. Just a thought.

2 Kyle September 15, 2010 at 7:37 am

No time to breathe for me on Wednesdays! I tentatively have the entire ABC, CBS and Fox lineups and Undercovers (until I see these new shows and figure out what to drop). Will watch the first ep of Law & Order LA but have no intention of watching any more than that as I never really watched the original or SVU. Already plan to drop Hellcats based on the pilot. In addition I have some cable stuff like Terriers, Mythbusters, Top Chef: Just Desserts and in November Pysch. How many days until Catch-Up Saturday? :)
So Amrie hasn’t convinced you to watch The Middleyet?!–one of my favorite shows of the night along with Modern Family!

3 Cas September 15, 2010 at 9:01 am

I will be watching Criminal Minds and will have a look at L&O:LA, nothing else.

4 Jason the TVaholic September 15, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Shane, You can check out this list over at my podcasting partners site: http://www.mytakeontv.com/fall-premiere-dates/
But, you can basically see when all Sept. 20th shows start by looking at the Monday table I posted and is linked to in the first paragraph above. Just like on today’s table for Wednesdays for example, you can see what starts on Sept. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and Nov. 10th. You can also see the whole week in a similar grid format all on one page with the Printable Schedule. Hope that helps.

Kyle, Well, I come back strong tomorrow. As for The Middle, Amrie had I had that very discussion on the next TV times Three podcast, which I hope to have finished editing and posted tomorrow.

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