Sunday, September 07, 2008

TV Premieres This Week: What to Watch 9/07 - 9/13

Just as I did last week, I have the lowdown on all of the premieres for week 2 of the TV Premieres.  Time to fire up your TV Recording machines and be sure their set to record the latest season of your favorite shows.

There are several new show premieres in the mix this week too.
Note:  The complete guide to the Fall 2008 TV Premieres with a free, downloadable guide is here

 Photo from "Privileged" on CW

GeekTonic Picks for Shows Premiering This Week:
  • Fringe - if you want only one new show this year, check this one out.  It has a lot of promise and a real chance to make it to a second season.
  • Privileged - it's really more of a soap, but looks smarter than most so if you're into this genre this might be worth a look.
  • Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles.  If you like Science Fiction even in the least, this is a must see.  And if you missed season one, just set season 2 up to record and get caught up by renting Season 1 on Netflix - I really recommend this show!
  • Do Not Disturb - If you're into comedies this is a long-shot possibility.  It isn't as good as it could be, but is worth a look.
NOTE: Times are EST
SUNDAY 9/7/2008
Football Night in America (7pm on NBC-Avail. in HD) Season 3 of Sunday Night Football on NBC
True Blood (9pm on HBO-Avail. in HD) New series on HBO based on the novel series Southern Vampire by Charlaine Harris. The series follows Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic barmaid who finds comfort in the company of vampires since they have no brainwave activity for her to read.
Entourage (10pm on HBO-Avail. in HD) This episode is titled “Fantasy Island”.
Sandhogs (10pm on History-Avail. in HD) New Show on History Channel about the men who face the dangers of the New York City underground.

MONDAY 9/8/2008 
Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles (8pm on Fox-Avail. in HD) Season 2 of Terminator which is one of my favorites from last year.  This season begins after the Jeep explosion.  John Conner's 16th birthday brings the realization that he is destined to be alone.

TUESDAY 9/9/2008

Fringe (8pm on Fox-Avail. in HD) New show on Fox.  This is one of the more highly anticipated shows as it is by J.J. Abrahms, the creator of Lost, Transformers /Star Trek/ Mission: Impossible III.  Directed by Emmy Award-winning Alex Graves of "The West Wing".  The storyline follows FBI agents Olivia Dunham and Peter Bishop who are faced with a rapidly spreading unexplained phenomenon of the threatening kind. In an attempt to stop the spread, they enlist the assistance of Bishop's estranged father, the institutionalized scientist Dr. Walter Bishop.  Record this and stay with the premiere through the first hour - the second hour makes it worth it.
Privileged (9pm on CW-Avail. in HD) New show on CW following 90210.  Privileged stars JoAnna Garcia, Lucy Hale (of Bionic Woman), Ashley Newbrough, Michael Cassidy (from the OC) and Anne Archer (from Patriot Games).  This one is based on a reportedly popular book series "How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls.”  The storyline follows a 20-something after she's hired by a cosmetics magnate (Anne Archer) to ensure her two wild daughters graduate with a Duke University-acceptible GPA.  It will be similar to Gossip Girls (same producer), but I think it might be even more popular...
Rachel Zoe Project (11pm on Bravo) New Reality Show on Bravo hosted by Celebrity Fashion Stylist, Rachel Zoe who opens up her life to Bravo's cameras as she works to take her business to the next level. Together with her fashion team of two and her husband, Rachel works to further herself as a stylist-in-demand which shouldn't be difficult since she's worked/working with the likes of Cameron Diaz, Lindsay Lohan, Keira Knightly, Jessica Simpson and Anne Hathaway to name a few. 

WEDNESDAY 9/10/2008
'Till Death (9pm on Fox-Avail. in HD) Season 3 of 'Til Death starts as Joy is disturbed by the fact that she can't flirt her way out of her 1st speeding ticket.  Shen then considers buying new lingerie and getting plastic surgery to "recover."   Never watched this show and it still doesn't appeal to me.
Inside the NFL (9pm on Showtime) Season 32 - all about the latest week in the NFL
Do Not Disturb (9:30pm on Fox) New comedy on Fox set in one of New York's hottest and hippest hotels.

Manswers (11pm on SpikeTV) Season 2 of SpikeTV's Manswers which answers Men's "stupid questions" will lots of gross humor etc.  Basically a male-oriented variety show.

THURSDAY 9/11/2008
Hole in the Wall (8pm on Fox) A new game show by Fox (actually premiered this past Sunday)Here's the premise: Contestants shift their bodies to fit through various sizes of cutouts in moving walls.  Tis the state of TV these days...
Kitchen Nightmares (9pm on Fox) The return of Ramsay
Comics Without Borders (11pm on Showtime) New on Showtime where comics take the stage to benefit charitable organizations.

FRIDAY 9/12/2008
Don't Forget the Lyrics! (9pm on Fox) Season 2 of the reality TV series on Fox

SATURDAY 9/13/2008
MadTV! (11pm on Fox) Season 14 of the comedy, variety show premieres on Fox
Saturday Night Live (12:30am on NBC-Avail. in HD) SNL returns with Michael Phelps as the host.
Talkshow with Spike Feresten (12pm on Fox) Season 3 of the talkshow

What will you be watching this week?  Any shows I should check out?