It’s here! It’s a big day for TV dinosaurs like me. It’s the beginning of the fall network TV season. As I do every year I will post one of these every morning until all of the shows have premiered. As I watch new shows I will either have a small review in one of these posts or a longer review post if I have a lot to say. Here’s your Monday.
NBC – The Voice at 8 and Bluff City Law at 10.
The Voice now has Kelly Clarkson in the Adam Levine chair and Gwen Stefani returns. I think the coaches will be fun, but it is a lot of time to commit to a show.
Bluff City Law star Jimmy Smits as a lawyer who convinces his daughter who hates him to join his firm. I like Jimmy Smits, but I don’t have high hopes for this show.
FOX – 911 at 8. Prodgal Son at 9.
911 looks like the type of show I would like, but it had the unfortunate timing of premiering when my DVR could only record two shows at a time. I do like my cop and firefighter shows.
Prodigal son is one of the ones I’m looking forward to the most. Michael Sheen(I love him) plays a serial killer who helps his FBI agent son track other killers. I have high hopes for this one.
ABC – Dancing With the Stars at 8. The Good Doctor at 10. Unless you are in DC. In DC you get the football game.
I have never watched an episode of Dancing With the Stars and that is not going to change now, even with Ray Lewis on the show. I watched one episode of The Good Doctor. It also had a bid DVR timing issue, but I’m not sure I would have kept watching anyway.
CBS – The Neighborhood at 8. Bob Hearts Abisholoa at 8:30. All Rise at 9. Bull at 10.
I didn’t watch The Neighborhood last season. I guessed that another CBS comedy would last longer. I was wrong. I still haven’t watched an episode. I watched a little bit of Bull and then stopped. I find the main character annoying.
Bob Hearts Abishola – A guy falls in love with his nurse after he has a heart attack. The premise seems thin, The commercials look bad. I will give this one a pass.
All Rise – I’m hoping this one will be a good replacement for For the People, a show we loved that got canceled. This one is focused more on the judge but seems a lot like For the People in that it shows the cases from all sides.
CW – Penn and Teller: Fool Us at 8 and Whose Line is it Anyway at 9.
We really like Whose Line and I will watch tonight. The real CW shows start later.
Cable – The Terror is on AMC. I feel like I should like this, but I just can’t get into it. Lodge 49 is on after The Terror. I’ve been told I would like it, but I’ve never watched an episode The Deuce is on HBO. This is the third and final season. It is now the 80’s. It is still mainly about the porn industry. It’s pretty good.
A light night for me to start the season No returning shows that I watch and only two new ones that I think will be good. Unfortunately, I think my daughter wants me to wait until she is home this weekend to watch them, I will still try Bluff City Law. Maybe it will surprise me. If I’m bored at 8:30 I might try Bob Hearts Abishola, but I’m sure I will have better things to do.