The new 2008 Fall TV season is almost upon us, with the first new show of the season premiering on September 1st. Screen Rant has put together an extensive list of new and returning programs along with their premiere dates, along with descriptions and recommendations.
So what’s up this fall? What are we anticipating, what are we, well… not anticipating?
I know some of you have given up on network television. At times I don’t blame you. For those of you who still have a wee bit of faith, anticipation, or hope in network programming – or even plan on patiently waiting for shows to hit DVD, then this endeavor is for you. I gave a brief overview of the upcoming TV season a couple of months ago, but this right here is the big kahuna.
And yes, even I am looking forward to a few TV series…
Maybe I’ll stop my “rant” and get going. What you’ll see below is:
- The name of the series, along with which season it will be for the show
- A brief description
- An opinion or two
- The premiere date
Below the primary alphabetical listing section, I’ve also ordered the shows by date in case you have plans that you have to alter for your favorite TV show. We give season premiere dates, summaries and recommendations on everything from highly anticipated shows like Heroes, Smallville and The Sarah Connor Chronicles to new shows like Dollhouse, Fringe and My Own Worst Enemy.
If you want to skip right over to a favorite show, click on one of these links:
Bruce says: Let’s get on with it!
24 on Fox (Season 7)
After a year long delay, season 7 of 24 kicks it into gear -
Starting on Mondays, in January 2009.
Bruce says: Don’t miss it! (Everyone, you have to read this with that gravely voice the movie voice over dude has! It makes it better!!)”
On November 23, 2008, 24: Exile will air on Fox as a prequel to the seventh season, bridging the gap between the seasons.
Battlestar Galactica on Sci-Fi (Season 4.5)
In one devastating day, billions of human lives were consumed by nuclear fires and a very lucky few, less then 50,000, were fortunate to escape aboard a band of refugee starships and flee from the Cylone attack into deep space, led by the sole surviving Colonial warship, the battlestar Galactica. In the final season, they have found Earth, and it ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Bruce says: OK, if you don’t know what I think about the show by now, what cave have you been in? For the new folk: I am really looking forward to the final part of season 4, regardless of how crappy the Sci-Fi Channel is handling it.
Starts in February of 2009, as leaked by Jamie Bamber back in late 2007!
Bones on Fox (Season 4)
A scientist who reads clues left behind in bones’ to solve cases teams up with an FBI Special Agent who mistrusts science and believes evidence should come from the living. (X-Files??)
It stars Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz and Michaela Conlin.
Bruce says: Actually I hear that if you’re a Boreanaz fan, you’d be happy. I’ve enjoyed all the commercials I’ve seen for it! I just haven’t had the time to watch it.
Premieres Wednesday, September 3rd.
Chuck on NBC (Season 2)
From executive producer Josh Schwartz and executive producer-director McG.
When Chuck opens an e-mail subliminally encoded with government secrets, he unwittingly downloads an entire server of sensitive data into his brain. Now, the fate of the world lies in the unlikely hands of a guy who works at a Buy More Electronics store. Instead of fighting computer viruses, he confronts assassins and international terrorists.
Bruce says: Catchy, quirky and an ongoing sense of developing characters. If you’re not careful, you could get hooked.
Premieres Monday, September 29th.
Cold Case on CBS (Season 6)
A drama about Lilly Rush (Played by Kathryn Morris), a dedicated female detective in the Philadelphia homicide squad, who finds her niche when she’s assigned to “cold cases”–crimes that have never been solved.
Bruce says: I really enjoy how they look at older cases, and how it’s portrayed in the screen. Flash backs to familiar era’s, then snapping back to the older characters in present day is done well. This one is a Bruce Fave.
Premieres Sunday, September 28th.
Cops on FOX (Season 21)
Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha gonna dooo? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? (I hope you read that with the tune going off in your head!) And they’ve been coming for them for 21 seasons. Sheesh!
Bruce says: It’s a classic. When nothing else is on, I like tuning in to hear the excuses the half neked criminal ilk come up with. It’s almost a game!
Premieres Saturday, September 6th.
Criminal Minds on CBS (Season 4)
The BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit) is an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again.
Bruce says: That’s TWISTED CRIMINAL MINDS. Not my mind. I really liked this show when Mandy Patinkin was on it. They’ve done OK with his replacement, Joe Mantegna and they took a different and interesting approach to showing the story in season three. This is still a Bruce Fave, even without Patinkin.
Premieres Wednesday, September 24th.