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

by Jason the TVaholic on September 16, 2010

in Cable TV, Network TV, TV Talk

We’ve covered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in this night-by-night look at the Fall 2010 TV season and now it’s time to talk Thursdays.

For me, things pick back up again on Thursdays, as I’m looking at 10 hours of TV on the night, but with watching via DVR or On Demand we’re less than eight.

On the new TV front, ABC’s My Generation is interesting because of moving the faux documentary into the drama field, as we’ve mostly seen it used in comedies, but it’s just not that compelling. It’s well done from the storytelling style, but not so much from the actual story. It’s been so long since I’ve watched it that I can’t remember all the reasons I didn’t like it. May need to watch it again. CBS’ $#*! My Dad Says is just not good. While they fixed some things from the original “Pilot” that were truly terrible, the only thing they really succeeded in doing is making it almost good. The CW’s Nikita is on my favorite new fall series list. NBC’s Outsourced might just be the worst of what is a very weak class of new half hour comedies this fall. It’s not funny and probably the biggest missed opportunity this fall. I mean, what a timely topic to explore, but instead much of the attempted comedy is based on U.S. and Indian stereotypes and novelty products. Nothing about the first episode leads me to believe that it will ever be anything more than that.

What I’ll Be Watching on Thursdays – Fall 2010

Network First Hour Second Hour Third Hour
ABC My Generation (9.23) Grey’s Anatomy (9.23) Private Practice (9.23)
CBS The Big Bang Theory (9.23) $#*! My Dad Says (9.23) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
(9.23)
The Mentalist (9.23)
The CW The Vampire Diaries (9.09) Nikita (9.09)  
FOX Bones (9.23) Fringe (9.23)  
NBC Community (9.23) 30 Rock (9.23) The Office (9.23) Outsourced (9.23) The Apprentice (9.16)
Cable First Hour Second Hour Third Hour
FX     It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (9.16) The League (9.16)
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 Thursdays for Fall 2010?

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1 Kyle September 16, 2010 at 7:07 am

Ghaaaa the water was already high on Wednesday, and now I’m drowning on Thursdays!
Just highlight the whole chart and then scratch out It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and you’ve got my massive schedule (at least until I see these new show pilots).
I may also finally wipe out The Vampire Diaries (I still don’t see why everyone seems to love this show) and The Apprentice (why am I still watching this show where every episode is a 1-hour product ad?!).

2 Tom Baker September 18, 2010 at 8:15 am

I’m just looking forward to The Event and Undercovers. Other than that I’m waiting until winter for new episodes of Psych and The Closer.

3 Jason the TVaholic September 18, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Kyle, I watch The Vampire Diaries cause it’s one of the few shows on TV that you truly don’t know where things are going. It’s not always great, but you’ll almost never hear anyone describe it as predictable.

Tom, The Event is one of my favorite new series this fall. Undercovers may turn into something good, but the first episode left me wanting. Although, I think my expectations may have been a little high given that J.J. Abrams is behind the show.

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