If you have about a half-hour to waste, or even if you’re a huge TV fan and you can’t wait to see what sort of programs will be cancelled within 2 episodes this fall, click here to peruse some very brief clips. It’s pretty fun, especially if you’re like me and you can’t help forming an opinion right away….
That is to say—I already know what I’ll be watching. And it’s pathetic, you all. Way too many programs on my slate once again, but I’m like a junkie. What else is there to do but feed my addiction? At any rate, here are some offerings that caught my eye.
CAVEMEN—I can’t believe I’m thinking of watching a program based on these Geico insurance pushers, but it looks rather humorous and energetic. Still, who knows how long the novelty will last before it gets old?
PUSHING DAISIES is a definite for me. It looks like there’s a guy who can bring back dead people for, like, a minute, and the cops are using him to wake up corpses to solve homicides. Looks witty and very entertaining.
BIG SHOTS has something to do with CEO guys, but all I saw was Michael Vartan. Hence, you wouldn't be able to keep me away even with a firehose turned to full blast.
MISS/GUIDED—Just from 1 minute and 13 seconds of footage, I might already love this show.
KID NATION was the only program that caught my “eye” from the CSI network. And, I have to say, that the premise of 40 kids taking over a ghost town to establish a society made me cringe at first. But after having watched the clip, I’m pretty intrigued. In fact, it might even turn out to be pretty awesome.
REAPER is Kevin Smith meets the supernatural. I defy anyone to stay away from this. It’s beyond my powers of resistance.
GOSSIP GIRL looks like plain, simple, bitchy fun.
So, you know how I’ve said in the past that I’m not going to watch any more new shows on this network? Well, I started DRIVE, and you know what happened there—2 weeks and buh-bye. Fox ticks me off with all their jerking viewers around, but damnit, they’ve got the most shows I want to watch. Not fair!!!
NEW AMSTERDAM—Man, I am really asking for it here, because I can sense that this paranormal show about a police detective who’s been cursed/blessed with eternal life is doomed. But Nicolaj Coster Waldau is in it. He’s set my libido on fire ever since BLACK HAWK DOWN. Seriously, he is hot, and even if I only get to lust after him for 2 darn episodes, I will consider myself fortunate.
BACK TO YOU features the return of Kelsey Grammar. There’s no more reason to pull me in than that.
THE RETURN OF JEZEBEL JAMES—See above re: the Kelsey Grammar note, but replace his name with Parker Posey's.
THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES—Oh, like I’m not gonna watch this.
THE RULES FOR STARTING OVER—I was ready to write this one off, yet then the leprechaun showed up.
JOURNEYMAN had quite the zinger of an ending, so I’m willing to check this one out. Besides, Lucius Vorenus from ROME is in it.
THE BIONIC WOMAN—Um, no-brainer?
LIPSTICK JUNGLE—I’m such a dork for thinking that this “women in the big city” Candace Bushnell vehicle might fill the SEX AND THE CITY void. Still, this just might be a program that works on another level, especially with its cast, including Brooke Shields and Kim Raver.
Told you…pathetic. I am a media slave. I am TV zombie chick. Help me.