In an attempt to make things as easy as possible for readers, I’ve decided to post a simple schedule for each network along with my thoughts on each network. Here’s the (somewhat belated) FOX schedule:
8 The X Factor (2 Hours)
8 The X Factor (2 Hours)
8 Terra Nova (2-Hour Premiere)
7:30 The Cleveland Show (Time Period Premiere
8:30 Allen Gregory
9:30 I Hate My Teenage Daughter
Don’t forget to check out my take on FOX’s schedule here.
While I’m counting down the days until fall, I’ve decided to detail the shows I’m looking forward to (and what I’m not) from each network. Disclaimer: I’ve only seen the trailers and am only going on my intuition as an avid TV viewer. The links will take you to the web site for each new show, click on them to watch trailers and see cast photos.
Although I can’t say I’m a diehard “House” fan anymore, I’m wondering how they’ll explain Cuddy’s departure from the show. Mondays 9pm.
We’ll see if Ryan Murphy keeps his promise to avoid guest stars and tribute episodes and focus on the characters we still know very little about before they “graduate” and the end of “Glee” season 3. Tuesdays 8pm.
I fell out of love with “Raising Hope” somewhere in the middle of the season, but I was able to catch up over the summer and am ready for more of this quirky family. Tuesdays 9:30pm.
“Bones” may be getting a late start, but I can’t wait to see how Bones having Booth’s baby plays out on the show. Thursdays 9pm.
“Allen Gregory,” a new animated comedy series from Jonah Hill, has some potential. However, some have mentioned concerns of taking a precocious child very similar to Family Guy‘s Stewie and making it into an entire series. Sundays at 8:30 in October.
From what I’ve seen so far, I’m not totally sold on “Terra Nova,” but it’s pedigree (the Steven Spielberg factor), the cast, and the ambition involved in creating a TV series with this level of special effects give me hope. Mondays 8pm.
“The X Factor” – Seriously? Another “American Idol”-style competition series? I gave NBC’s “The Voice” a shot, although I’m not a fan of this type of series in general. I might give it a shot just to see British pop star Cheryl Cole before she was replaced. Wednesdays & Thursdays 8-10pm.
I’m going to give the new multi-camera comedy “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” a few episodes, mainly because of Jaime Pressly and my enjoyment of the show’s concept of two women whose daughters are turning into the mean girls they hated in high school. However, the show looks a little shrill and I’m never a fan of the laugh track. Wednesdays 9:30pm in November.
Here is a list of scripted series from broadcast networks that were cancelled during the 2010-2011 TV season.
Better With You (ABC) – 1 season, final episode aired
Bleep My Dad Says (CBS) – 1 season, final episode aired
Breaking In (FOX) – 1 season, finale aired
Brothers & Sisters (ABC) – 5 seasons, last episode aired
The Cape (NBC) – 1 season, final episode aired online
CHAOS (CBS) – 1 season, 1 more episode airing Saturday at 8 p.m.
Chase (NBC) – 1 season, final episode aired
The Chicago Code (FOX) – 1 season, final episode aired
Detroit 187 (ABC) – 1 season, final episode aired
The Event (NBC) – 1 season, final episode aired
Friday Night Lights (NBC) – 5 seasons, 1 more episode airing Friday at 8 p.m.
The Good Guys (FOX) – 1 season, final episode aired
Human Target (FOX) – 2 seasons, final episode aired
Law & Order: LA (NBC) – 1 season, 1 more episode airing Mondays at 10 p.m.
Lie To Me (FOX) – 3 seasons, final episode aired
Life Unexpected (CW) – 2 seasons, final episode aired
Lone Star (FOX) – 1 season, 4 episodes unaired
Mad Love (CBS) – 1 season, final episode aired
Medium (CBS) – 7 seasons, final episode aired
Mr. Sunshine (ABC) – 1 season, 4 episodes unscheduled
My Generation (ABC) – 1 season, 6 episodes aired online
No Ordinary Family (ABC) – 1 season, final episode aired
Off The Map (ABC) – 1 season, final episode aired
Outlaw (NBC) – 1 season, final episode aired
Outsourced (NBC) – 1 season, final episode aired
The Paul Reiser Show (NBC) – 1 season, 4 episodes unscheduled
Perfect Couples (NBC) – 1 season, final 2 episodes aired online
Running Wilde (FOX) – 1 season, final episode aired
Smallville (CW) – 10 seasons, final episode aired
Traffic Light (FOX) – 1 season, final episode aired
Undercovers (NBC) – 1 season, 2 episodes unscheduled
V (ABC) – 2 seasons, final episode aired
The Whole Truth (ABC) – 1 season, 7 episodes unscheduled
9 Running Wilde – The penultimate episode of the short-lived FOX show airs tonight. (FX)
8 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – Season Finale (ABC)
Minute to Win It (NBC)
The Simpsons/Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
Survivor: Redemption Island – 2-Hour Season Finale – (CBS)
9 The Celebrity Apprentice – 2 Hours – (NBC)
Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Family Guy/The Cleveland Show (FOX)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA)
10 The Borgias (Showtime)
Breakout Kings (A&E)
In Plain Sight (USA)
The Killing (AMC)
Survivor: Redemption Island – Reunion – (CBS)