2008 Fall TV Schedule Preview

Crusoe on NBC (NEW)

An ambitious adaptation of the tale of Robinson Crusoe. The 13-part series will attempt to combine the pace and energy of network television (Eh?) while trying to remain faithful to the original classic tale.

Bruce says: OK, I am so not enthused about this show. I almost say "So what", but there's a preview with a hot chick in it! I like the outfit. Probably not enough to get me to watch though.

Premieres Friday, October 17th.

CSI on CBS (Season 9)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes by examining the evidence. They are on the case 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. The show takes place in Las Vegas.

Bruce says: I like this original spawn point of the other CSI shows. They've gone through a few cast change ups, including the newest face in the bunch, Laurence Fishburne who's coming on-board near mid-season to replace William Petersen. This one is definitely a Bruce Fave and I think Fishburne will take this to the next level. Oh, Fishburne's character has the genetic makeup of a serial killer. It should be most interesting.

Premieres Thursday, October 9th.

CSI: Miami on CBS (Season 7)

See CSI, but takes place in Miami! Hotter looking cast... if you know what I mean. If you remember, Hortatio was shot while waiting for his ex and son. But who orchestrated it? Do you buy it that Wolfe might have had something to do with it?

Bruce says: Oh yea, a Bruce Fave.

Premieres Monday, September 22nd.

CSI: New York on CBS (Season 5)

Um, see CSI, CSI Miami. Guess where? But this one just never hooked me, even though it has the star drawing power of Gary Sinese. I like Sinese. I just never took to this one.

Bruce says: How many New York cop shows can one take in a lifetime?

Premieres Wednesday, September 24th.

Damages on FX (Season 2)

It's a bloody interesting approach to what can really happen in the power hungry world of lawyers and some of the things they need to do to win their most important cases. It stars Glenn Close as the shrewd Patty Hewes. She's so shrewd, she kills her own partners dog to make it look like the opposing side did it to sway her dedication.

Bruce says: This show is a twisted sort of nasty-mean that really ticked me off and took me by storm. If a show gets me ticked off at a character, it's a good show! But how good can yet another lawyer show be? Seven Emmy nominations good. This may very well be my 2nd favorite show of the lot. It's a toss up between this and The Unit for 2nd place. Do you know what's first?

Shooting started in June and is due to come out for their second season in early 2009.

Dexter on Showtime (Season 3)

After spending days trapped at the scene of his own mothers murder, he was found and adopted by a police officer. When Dexter started developing an uncontrollable urge to kill, his adoptive father tried to shape and control his tendencies with a "code" of rules to act by. Dexter believes he has become what he is because of witnessing what happened to his mother. Now he's a blood splatter analyst with the Miami Metro PD.

Bruce says: Bruce has ignored all his friends and not watched the show. Oh, that and I don't get Showtime. There's a more mellow version on regular TV, but that's not even a blip on my radar.

Premieres Sunday, September 28th

DollHouse on Fox (NEW)

From the mind of Joss Whedon. ECHO (played by Eliza Dushku) is an "Active," a member of a highly illegal and underground group who have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas to cater to the whims of the wealthy, powerful and connected in this illegal operation.

Bruce says: Bring it! I look forward to what comes out of Joss Whedon's mind. And to see how Fox treats his new show.

Premieres January 2009, Monday nights

Eleventh Hour on CBS (NEW)

From Jerry Bruckheimer. It follows Dr. Jacob Hood, a brilliant biophysicist and special science adviser to the government, as he investigates scientific crises and oddities. His jurisdiction is absolute and Hood is dogged in his pursuit of those who would abuse and misuse scientific discoveries and breakthroughs for their own gain.

Bruce says: I want to see this show. If anything, to prove or disprove how far from or close to this X-Files rendition is. Or, can Bruckheimer bring us something original and twisty?

Premieres Thursday, October 9th

Fringe on FOX (NEW)

Brought to us by J.J. Abrams (Lost), Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Fringe makes it much publicized 2-hour season premiere and explores the blurring line between science fiction and reality. When an international flight lands at Boston's Logan Airport and the passengers and crew have all died grisly deaths, FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (played by newcomer Anna Torv) is called in to investigate. After her partner, Special Agent John Scott (played by Mark Valley) is nearly killed during the investigation, a desperate Olivia searches frantically for someone to help, leading her to DR. Walter Bishop. (Played by John Noble), our generation's Einstein. There's only one catch: he's kind of nuts, and the only way to question him requires pulling his estranged son Peter (Played by Joshua Jackson) in to help.

Bruce says: And yet one more X-Files hits the airwaves. It must suck to be compared to X-Files, but this boxing match between Fringe and Eleventh Hour should have a winner. Right?

Premieres September 9th. Then moves to it's regular 9 PM slot on Tuesday, September 16th.

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