Sunday, October 05, 2008

TV Premiers: What To Watch 10/05 - 10/11

A few more premieres this week – not as many as the last few, but the CW network and a spattering of other network shows premiere.

(To see more about the past weeks premieres: week one , week two , week three, week four, week five).
Note:  The complete guide to the Fall 2008 TV Premieres with a free, downloadable guide is here 
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GeekTonic Picks for Shows Premiering This Week:
  • Easy Money– Not sure about this one, but I’m going to check it out to be sure.  Seems the appeal should be stronger given the current mortgage mess going on in the U.S., but I worry about how many over 20 years old (the likely target demographic) actually watch anything on the CW
  • SNL Thursday Night Live – SNL focused on the humor of politics.  I don’t always agree with their politics, but their political sketches are sometimes the only funny things on SNL.  So I’ll be recording this and skimming to the good stuff.
  • CSI – I watch this show occasionally.  It’s pretty good TV even though they’ve diluted the show with spin-offs as if it was a Starbucks franchise.

NOTE: Times are EST
SUNDAY 10/05/2008
America’s Funniest Home Videos (7pm on ABC) Like YouTube, but not. Now in its 19th season
In Harms Way (7pm on CW - Available in HD) Season 1
Valentine (8pm on CW) A new show where greek deities Aphrodite and her son Eros have settled here on Earth and are in the matchmaking business in this romantic comedy drama on the CW channel.
Easy Money (9pm on CW – Available in HD) A new CW drama that puts us in the middle of a loan shark family that centers on the matriarch who heads up the company. Her son is really good at the business, but is having second thoughts about the business.

MONDAY 10/06/2008 – Wednesday 10/08/2008
No new premieres

THURSDAY 10/09/2008
Kath & Kim (8:30pm on NBC) A new show on NBC – this one is an American version of an Australian comedy by the same name.  This comedy takes us through the misadventures of a dysfunctional mother and daughter.
CSI (9pm on CBS – Available in HD) CSI in season 9 continues on strong.
SNL Thursday Night Live (9:30pm on NBC – Available in HD) Season 1 – NBC’s political satire spin-off of SNL.  30 minute episodes revolving around the late-night show’s "Weekend Update” segment.
Eleventh Hour (10pm on CBS – Available in HD) A new CBS show where a government scientist and his counterpart try to save people from deadly scientific experiments.
Life on Mars (10pm on ABC – Available in HD) New show on ABC where a present-day car accident mysteriously sends a detective back to the 1970s.  This is an American remake of the BBC series.
Testees (10:30pm on FX ) A new show on FX called Testees gives us a half-hour comedy about best friends and roommates who make a living as the guinea pigs for "Testico," a testing facility for various drugs and other products.

FRIDAY 10/10/2008
The Starter Wife (10pm on USA) Season 2 of the An ex-wife of a Hollywood studio boss starts her life after her divorce. Based on the novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer.

SATURDAY 10/11/2008
No new premieres
I'll have the post for week 7 on Sunday, October 12th.