Fall 2009 TV: Premiering Tonight – Sept. 28

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While last week gave us the majority of new and returning shows, don’t forget about some solid shows that have yet to air. Trauma and Lie to Me are two of the last shows left to premiere this Fall and both will be on tonight, Monday, September 28th.

What’s New?


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NBC – Trauma: “Pilot”
“Trauma” is an intense, action-packed look at one of the most dangerous medical professions in the world: first responder paramedics. When emergencies occur, the trauma team from San Francisco City Hospital is first on the scene, traveling by land, by sea or by air to reach their victims in time. From the heights of the city’s Transamerica Pyramid to the depths of the San Francisco Bay, these heroes must face the most extreme conditions to save lives — and give meaning to their own existence in the process. In this initial installment, tragedy hits close to home, and the lives and paths of the team are forever changed.

I’ve only caught the occasional commercial for this series and haven’t really heard much else about it; it seems to be a fast-pace medical show. A talented cast combined with producer Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) garners a watch. I’m just not sure if it’s too late – with the barrage of medical dramas out there, this one might fall between the gaps, even if it is entertaining.

What’s Returning?

9:00 PM

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FOX – Lie To Me: “The Core of It”
The Lightman Group investigates a murder case where a woman with multiple personalities (guest star Christensen) may either be a witness or the killer. Meanwhile, the U.S. government hires the firm to interrogate a potential Supreme Court nominee

I’ll definitely be tuning in. I love Tim Roth and really enjoy this show. Sure, it started a little slow, but as the characters and their relationships developed, it turned into a show I was excited about. Can’t wait to see what happens this season. With only 13 episodes for its second season, hopefully it’ll acquire a large enough audience that FOX will order more.

What Else Is On?

With only 2 new and returning shows on the books means that they’re going to have to compete for your time against shows that have already returned or premiered.

Here’s what else is on…

8:00 PM
ABC – Dancing with the Stars

NBC – Heroes: “Ink”

FOX – House: “Epic Fail”

CBS – How I Met Your Mother: “Double Date”

CW – One Tree Hill: “Hold My Hand as I’m Lowered” (#703)

8:30 PM
CBS – Accidentally On Purpose: “Memento”

9:00 PM
CW – Gossip Girl: “The Lost Boy”

CBS – Two and a Half Men: “Whipped Unto the Third Generation”

9:30 PM
CBS – The Big Bang Theory: “The Jiminy Conjecture”

10:00 PM
CBS – CSI: Miami: “Hostile Takeover”

ABC – Castle: “The Double Down”

Over 10 hours of television is packed into tonight’s primetime lineup. I think I’ll watch House at 8 because I have yet to see him with the team this season, catch up with Lie to Me at 9 and finish out the night with DVR’d versions of Heroes and How I Met Your Mother.

What shows will you be watching?

Source: The Futon Critic

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  1. They keep showing previews for Trauma at the movie theater’s “First Look” thing. I smell John Woo-esque overuse of slo-mo from those previews…

    Dammit, gonna be working through tonight’s episode of House, again… I need to get monday’s off again, the weekend’s overrated, lol.

  2. Wow, so NBC has TWO shows trying to replace ER, huh? It’s almost like they took ER and split it. You have the EMT’s and then the nurses (Mercy). I think that the networks should lay off the medical dramas for a bit because it’s REALLY old. ER jumped the shark 5 years ago, but it took that long for the heartbeat to die. I realize that alot of people like House, so maybe that should be the ONLY medical drama on TV right now. Let’s wait for it to be fresh again instead of rehashed. I mean, what can Trauma have in it that HASN’T been on ER?

    I’ll stick with Heroes and 2 1/2 Men….

  3. House MD, The Office, Flash Forward, Californication, those are my shows right now. I’m curious about Trauma, although it seems like another formula show.

  4. Except from all of the slo-mo I see in some of the previews, it looks like a 30 second sequence will take up about 15 minutes of the show, haha. Hopefully it’s just for dramatic effect for the pilot. But I’m not to interested in any of these medical dramas anyway, House is the only one I watch and the only reason I watch that is because it’s freakin hilarious, House says and does what all of us wish we could, but couldn’t without worrying about lawsuits or losing our jobs…

  5. House, How I Met Your Mother and Big Bang Theory for me. They’re the only shows I care about.

  6. @Joshi

    I’ve never watched Big bang Theory… something about it just doesn’t sit right with me. I don’t know why.

  7. @Anthony

    It’s not for everyone, the show’s pretty honest about who it’s target audience is, which is geeks. It’s mostly situational comedy, but people generally get more out of it if they understand the nerdier jokes. And even if they don’t, the fairly eccentric characters are fun to watch.

    But I totally understand why some people may not like it as much.

  8. Loved Flashforward , and Fringe is looking like they’re gonna have another great season.

    I can’t wait to get back into Lie To Me , thats pretty much my favourite show right now.
    They based Tim Roth’s Character on Paul Ekman (professor of psychology at the University of California , San Francisco ).
    I’m reading one of his books right now called Telling Lies , its pretty amazing stuff. I’m fascinated by body language and now that I know about micro expressions I want to learn more about that too.

    House is a terrific show with a great cast ( Hugh Laurie is SUCH a good actor ) and terrific writing but I just can’t watch medical dramas anymore , I’ve had my fill of those.

    I don’t seem to make much time for sitcoms lately ( except for 2 & 1/2 Men ).
    How I Met Your Mother is a terrific show ( ALL HAIL NPH !!!!! ) and Big Bang Theory is pretty funny as well but I I usually find something else to watch when they’re on.

    I’m a big fan of MMA , so I never miss an episode of The Ultimate Fighter ( good season so far -I hope Kimbo Slice does well , I think he has great potential as an mma fighter ).

  9. “One Tree Hill” was awesome!!! it just keeps gettin’ better!!!

  10. I thought that HOUSE M.D.’s 2nd episode was pretty good! For once it wasn’t centered completely around House and I enjoyed watching the secondary characters take the limelight and run with it.

    By far one of the best epi’s I’ve seen.

  11. @Bruce

    I found the amount of CGI particularly funny. Seems Fox’s approach to this show is to throw more money at it, which is rather unlike them. I mean yeah, we’re not horribly far away in terms of technology from the whole virtual reality headset thing they were showing us, but I draw the line at real-time lip-syncing.

    Otherwise though also loved the episode (as someone who enjoys cooking, I’ll certainly be taking that vinegar thing to heart). I do wonder how they’ll deal with the whole 13 thing once House is back though, assuming he’ll take back control of the team… oh and the Taub thing.