The 2007 Fall television season has started and for those of you who are Tivo-less and need to know when shows are starting, there are some biggies coming up next week. I won’t be covering them all, because I already watch too much TV and some just don’t interest me, but here are the ones that I think may be of interest to Screen Rant readers:
Heroes: Monday, Sept. 24th – NBC
I won’t let the lackluster season one finale keep me from this series, which kept me riveted all season long last year.
Reaper: Tuesday, Sept. 25th – The CW
I haven’t seen much on this but the basic plot is about a 21-year-old who becomes a bounty hunter for the Devil after discovering his parents sold his soul when he was born. It’s a sci-fi-drama-comedy from what I gather. I may tune into the pilot just for grins, but a lead character that’s a 21 year old spoiled all his life kid doesn’t appeal to me right off the bat.
Bionic Woman: Wednesday, Sept. 26th – NBC
I haven’t seen the original pilot for this show, but I’ve heard that so much of it was awful that they went back to the drawing board and re-did most of it. I watched the original so I suppose I’ll tune in to see what this one is like.
Journeyman: Monday, Sept. 24th
This one stars Kevin McKidd from HBO’s Rome, who was at one point rumored to be in the running to play the title character in the upcoming movie: Thor. McKidd plays a San Francisco reporter who suddenly becomes able to travel back in time. It’s got some heavyweight writers behind it, so it may actually be decent. It will be on directly following Heroes.
Smallville: Thursday, Sept. 27th – The CW
This will be the seventh season for the show and the last one in which Lex Luthor is a regular. Up until recently it was supposed to be the final season for the series, but it seems now that it will go one more and end after eight seasons. As usual, the finale from last season left about half a dozen seemingly impossible to overcome cliffhangers, and the writers had their work cut out in writing their way out of them. This season adds another hottie to the show in the form of Clark’s cousin Kara, aka Supergirl.
Stargate: Atlantis: Friday, Sept. 28th – Sci Fi Channel
This show has gotten stronger while Stargate SG-1 got weaker as it headed towards the end. I really love McKay and Ronin, although Sheppard still seems a bit youngster-like for my taste as far as being a leader and don’t get me started on Dr. Weir, who was caught in an explosion in the season finale but I’m sure won’t stay dead, although I wish she would.
Cavemen: Tuesday, Oct. 2nd – ABC
Why is Cavemen in this list, you may ask? One reason: morbid curiousity. I want to see just how bad this show, based on the very clever Geico TV commercials, turns out to be. None of the actors who portray the cavemen in the commercials are on the show, and taking a concept that is funny in 30 second commercials and trying to turn it into a full season of half hour episodes is a bad idea IMHO. Kind of like taking a three minute Saturday Night Live skit and turning it into a movie.
There are a few that I watch that won’t be starting until halfway through the season around January or so, including 24, Lost & Battlestar Galactica.
That’s about all that caught my eye… if you have any shows that you think should be added to this list, please chime in below with the show and your reasons for tuning in.