Thursday, September 6 2007
If the networks' clutch of new shows doesn't appear to contain, at first glance, an instant game-changer such as Lost, be patient. Something great might emerge from this fall's crop. Or not.
A few thoughts on trends and trendlets for fall TV.
What if we put the best of several promising fall shows together? Would it result in the perfect program or a horrible botch?
Wednesday, September 5 2007
Thursday and Friday are healthy, stable TV nights this year, a dramatic shift from last year's Thursday ratings wars and Friday's former status as a dead zone.
Tuesday, September 4 2007
We have reality TV about people younger or more beautiful than ourselves, fantasy TV about people smarter, younger and more beautiful than ourselves, and sitcom TV about people too much like ourselves. What we don't have much of, though, is fantasy TV for pure fancy, for delight.
CBS takes a giant leap from its usual crime procedural, solved-in-an-hour lawyer routine with Cane.
Monday, September 3 2007
Your Monday night could be anything you want. You're looking for mindless distraction? Flip to ABC. Funny, or at least supposed-to-be funny? CBS.
Sundays, we celebrate the invasion of British television. Two of the night's new shows existed abroad first.