Friday, September 27, 2013

TV Premiere Ratings Notes For Thursday, September 26, 2013: The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Parks And Recreation (NBC), Grey's Anatomy (ABC), The Crazy Ones (CBS), The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC), Glee (FOX), Elementary (CBS), Parenthood (NBC)

Thursday was probably a night of high expectations for CBS and NBC.  Let's see how they did.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Thursdays at 8pm ET)

18.303 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
5.3/18 in the 18-49 Demo

19.515 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
5.8/17 in the 18-49 Demo

Wow!  I had no idea this show was so popular.  Not.

Parks and Recreation (NBC, Thursdays at 8pm ET)

3.668 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
1.3/4 in the 18-49 Demo

2.985 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
1.2/4 in the 18-49 Demo

I hate to say it, but I think this is probably going to be the last season of Parks and Recreation, one of my favorite shows.  With the enormous scheduling blunder NBC made, as opposed to moving it to Fridays, it probably has even less hope of a renewal.  I'm sure DVR numbers will be much better than what you see here, but they probably won't be enough to save it.  ::Sniff::

Grey's Anatomy (ABC, Thursdays at 9pm ET)

9.173 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
3.3/9 in the 18-49 Demo

9.186 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
3.4/9 in the 18-49 Demo

9.535 million Overall Viewers (Third Half Hour)
3.5/10 in the 18-49 Demo

9.130 million Overall Viewers (Fourth Half Hour)
3.3/9 in the 18-49 Demo

Who cares about Grey's Anatomy?  Bring on Scandal. ;)

The Crazy Ones (CBS, Thursdays at 9pm ET)

15.606 million Overall Viewers
4.0/11 in the 18-49 Demo

In the first battle of former big stars, Robin Williams and Michael J. Fox, Williams takes round 1...by a lot (as you'll see in a second).  CBS has got to be happy with these numbers, but they might not stay too happy too long, as episode two is coming up, and who knows what kind of audience erosion that will bring?

The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC, Thursdays at 9pm ET)

7.217 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
2.1/6 in the 18-49 Demo

7.347 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
2.1/6 in the 18-49 Demo

What a massive disappointment these numbers are.  It's a shame that this show premiered so low, but it was evidently good enough to the viewers that watched it, that they couldn't turn away.  After people view the show on their DVRs, you might see a big uptick in next week's numbers, if it turns out The Crazy Ones wasn't all that great (will know soon when I check both out).  So, while I'm concerned with these premiere numbers, they might actually go up next week.  Guess we'll see.

Glee (FOX, Thursdays at 9pm ET)

5.500 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
2.1/6 in the 18-49 Demo

4.831 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
1.9/5 in the 18-49 Demo

Who knew Glee had so many Two and a Half Men viewers?

Elementary (CBS, Thursdays at 10pm ET)

10.630 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
2.2/6 in the 18-49 Demo

9.646 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
2.0/6 in the 18-49 Demo

These are pretty disappointing numbers for Elementary's second season premiere, but pretty much exactly where they were all last season.  I can't get too concerned yet.

Parenthood (NBC, Thursdays at 10pm ET)

5.577 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
1.8/5 in the 18-49 Demo

4.755 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
1.5/4 in the 18-49 Demo

Unless Sean Saves the World next week, I think you're looking at the end of Parenthood.  Thanks for reading.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

CABLE RENEW/CANCEL NEWS: The Bridge (FX)

Oh, I almost forgot to report that my favorite new show of the Summer, The Bridge (FX, Wednesdays at 10pm ET), has gotten renewed for a second season.  What's your excuse for not watching now?  That's right, you don't have one.  Get ta steppin'!  Thanks for reading.

TV Premiere Ratings Notes For Wednesday, September 25, 2013: The Middle (ABC), Back In The Game (ABC), Revolution (NBC), Modern Family (ABC), Criminal Minds (CBS), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS), Nashville (ABC)

Not much to say today, so let's get to it.

The Middle (ABC, Wednesdays at 8pm ET)

8.756 million Overall Viewers
2.4/8 in the 18-49 Demo

Totally standard ratings for this show.  Expect another season.

Back in the Game (ABC, Wednesdays at 8:30pm ET)

7.885 million Overall Viewers
2.2/7 in the 18-49 Demo

I haven't seen the whole episode yet, but I caught the end of one scene that I thought was amazing.  The scene I'm referring to is the culmination of a bullying incident that I thought was one of the most hilarious, ballsy, and edgy things I've ever seen on TV.  Kudos to this show for that.  The ratings are only okay, but okay enough for now.

Revolution (NBC, Wednesdays at 8pm ET)

6.957 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
1.8/6 in the 18-49 Demo

6.612 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
1.8/6 in the 18-49 Demo

O noz, omigod, without a lead in, Revolution's ratings suck.  That's a total shock, said no one anywhere ever.

Modern Family (ABC, Wednesdays at 9pm ET)

11.434 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
4.0/11 in the 18-49 Demo

11.462 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
4.2/11 in the 18-49 Demo

I'm mad at this show for winning the EMMY over my favorite comedy, Veep (HBO).  In fact, I'm so mad at it, I'm predicting renewal RIGHT EFFING NOW.

Criminal Minds (CBS, Wednesdays at 9pm ET)

11.428 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
2.8/8 in the 18-49 Demo

11.149 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
2.8/8 in the 18-49 Demo

At this rate, this show will never end.  I guess that's cool.  I don't really know anymore.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, Wednesdays at 9pm ET)

8.627 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
2.3/6 in the 18-49 Demo

9.512 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
2.6/7 in the 18-49 Demo

10.119 million Overall Viewers (Third Half Hour)
2.9/8 in the 18-49 Demo

9.753 million Overall Viewers (Fourth Half Hour)
2.8/8 in the 18-49 Demo

I don't know which I'm more upset about, that I had to write out four half hours for this show, or that it's still on the air.  I'll let you choose.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS, Wednesdays at 10pm ET)

9.271 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
2.1/6 in the 18-49 Demo

8.652 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
2.0/6 in the 18-49 Demo

With numbers like these, you should expect to see this show shuffled off to Fridays next season, in preparation for its final season(s).  Bruckheimer is having a terrible year on CBS, and CBS is having a terrible year on CBS.

Nashville (ABC, Wednesdays at 10pm ET)

6.863 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
2.2/6 in the 18-49 Demo

6.383 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
2.0/6 in the 18-49 Demo

Oh, is this show still on?  How about that.  Thanks for reading.

TV Premiere And Follow Up Ratings Notes For Tuesday, September 24, 2013: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC), Dads (FOX), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX), NCIS (CBS), The Goldbergs (ABC), Trophy Wife (ABC), NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS), The Mindy Project (FOX), Person Of Interest (CBS), Chicago Fire (NBC), Lucky 7 (ABC)

Day 2 of the official 2013-2014 scripted TV season brought a ton more scripted shows to the air, and now it's time to find out how they did (a day late and a dollar short).

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Tuesdays at 8pm ET)

11.932 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
4.5/14 in the 18-49 Demo

11.847 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
4.6/13 in the 18-49 Demo

I know ABC is ecstatic about this premiere.  I knew it would do well, but it vastly exceeded my expectations.  We'll see if it maintains this momentum next week, OR if it crashes and burns.  I still haven't made it all the way through the episode yet, but my wife is already on the verge of tuning out.

Dads (FOX, Tuesdays at 8pm ET)

3.654 million Overall Viewers
1.5/5 in the 18-49 Demo

Uh-oh!  I'm totally shocked that the ratings are already in cancellation territory for this awesome(ly terrible) show.  I'll give it another week before beginning this season's version of the list that no TV show wants to be on, even though I could already add one today.  I expect this show to be on that list, once I do make it.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesdays at 8:30pm ET)

4.000 million Overall Viewers
1.8/5 in the 18-49 Demo

This was right about where I expected the ratings for this show to land against its full competition.  It's not a great show yet, but it will be.  I JUST KNOW IT!  If it can stay in this ratings area, it will definitely get a second season.

NCIS (CBS, Tuesdays at 8pm ET)

19.557 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
3.4/11 in the 18-49 Demo

19.392 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
3.5/10 in the 18-49 Demo

Cue season 300 of this show.  Yawn.

The Goldbergs (ABC, Tuesdays at 9pm ET)

9.107 million Overall Viewers
3.2/9 in the 18-49 Demo

The Wonder Years it ain't.  Despite being right in the generation this show portrays, I can't believe how wrong it's getting almost everything (I can't even tell what year is being portrayed).  I guess this is the alternate reality top 40 existence of my teen years or something, and if you were into that kind of thing, then maybe the show will strike a chord with you.  Knowing that REO Speedwagon was awful was a correct touch, but trying to ultimately turn it into something not awful by the end couldn't be less correct if it tried.  I'm still going to give it a pretty long leash to find itself.  The gasket blowing son makes the show worth watching for me.  I'd be surprised if he's not dead of a heart attack by 22.  ABC's probably running into walls over how excited they are about the ratings for this, though I don't expect it to maintain this momentum next week.

Trophy Wife (ABC, Tuesdays at 9:30pm ET)

6.610 million Overall Viewers
2.3/6 in the 18-49 Demo

This show doesn't quite work, and it doesn't quite not work.  I'll give it a few more episodes to grab me, but it's got a long way to go to convince me that it's worth watching.  The hamster scenes were horrific, but okay.  Weird show, some potential, will stick around for a bit.  The ratings have nowhere to go but down.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Tuesdays at 9pm ET)

16.481 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
3.1/8 in the 18-49 Demo

15.867 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
2.9/8 in the 18-49 Demo

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The Mindy Project (FOX, Tuesdays at 9:30pm ET)

3.034 million Overall Viewers
1.5/4 in the 18-49 Demo

Yo, where the viewers at?!?  Now that Trophy Wife has aired, you can expect Mindy's ratings to tick back up next week.

Person of Interest (CBS, Tuesdays at 10pm ET)

12.708 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
2.3/6 in the 18-49 Demo

11.868 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
2.2/6 in the 18-49 Demo

Okay, I'm officially mad at you for not watching this show's season premiere.  That's right, I'm talking to you Chicago Fire fan.  Chicago Fire over Person of Interest?  Say it isn't so.

Chicago Fire (NBC, Tuesdays at 10pm ET)

10.243 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
3.2/9 in the 18-49 Demo

8.264 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
2.5/7 in the 18-49 Demo

>:-(

Lucky 7 (ABC, Tuesdays at 10pm ET)

4.964 million Overall Viewers
1.4/4 in the 18-49 Demo

4.180 million Overall Viewers
1.2/3 in the 18-49 Demo

Yep, that's DOA.  Next week, this show will be the inaugural 2013-2014 entry on the list you do not want to be on.  Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

TV Premiere And Follow Up Ratings Notes For Friday, September 20, 2013 And Monday, September 23, 2013: Last Man Standing (ABC), The Neighbors (ABC), How I Met Your Mother (CBS), 2 Broke Girls (CBS), Mom (CBS), Sleepy Hollow (FOX), Hostages (CBS), The Blacklist (NBC), Castle (ABC)

Well, hello.  The 2013-2014 scripted TV season really started last night, and there's a lot to report.  I'll also include Friday's premieres, as well, to keep you up to date.

Last Man Standing (ABC, Fridays at 8pm ET)

6.67 million Overall Viewers
1.5/6 in the 18-49 Demo

It's returned to extremely similar numbers to last season, so that means it's a lock for renewal. ;)

The Neighbors (ABC, Fridays at 8:30pm ET)

4.58 million Overall Viewers
1.2/4 in the 18-49 Demo

I can't think of a bigger lead in mismatch than this and Last Man Standing, but where else were they going to put this?  The Neighbors is not looking good for renewal at these numbers, unless DVR ends up helping them a lot, something that didn't really happen last season.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, Mondays at 8pm ET)

9.012 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
3.4/10 in the 18-49 Demo

9.364 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
3.7/10 in the 18-49 Demo

The final season is here, and people can't wait to see it end (as evidenced by these numbers).  The closer it gets to the end of the season the more viewers there will probably be.  I don't watch the show, so I could give a you know what.

2 Broke Girls (CBS, Mondays at 9pm ET)

8.756 million Overall Viewers
2.8/7 in the 18-49 Demo

Well, that was a lackluster premiere for a show that has had excellent ratings its first two seasons.  CBS is probably upset about these numbers, but likely not as upset as they are about the numbers of...

Mom (CBS, Mondays at 9:30pm ET)

7.923 million Overall Viewers
2.5/6 in the 18-49 Demo

I completely expected this show to be a hit, but it's not.  It's not a hit, at all.  In normal circumstances, I would call this premiere DOA, but I'll give it a slightly longer leash, just because of who it's from.  The numbers should dip next week, which speaks to an unspeakable and unbelievable end.  Cancellation...

Sleepy Hollow (FOX, Mondays at 9pm ET)

8.682 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
3.1/8 in the 18-49 Demo

8.441 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
3.1/8 in the 18-49 Demo

Sleepy Hollow met its real competition on Monday nights, and, that's right, it CRUSHED IT!  Only The Voice rated higher, and almost no one could predict that.  As long as it stays anywhere above a 2.2 in the 18-49 demo, this show is a for sure renewal.

Hostages (CBS, Mondays at 10pm ET)

7.800 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
2.0/5 in the 18-49 Demo

7.171 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
1.7/5 in the 18-49 Demo

This is the topper of a crapper night on CBS.  This show is officially DOA, even though I think it was always intended to be one season anyway.  It will probably air all 13, but there is definitely much weeping and gnashing of teeth going on at CBS over its Monday night numbers.  The only show with good ratings (for them) is the one in its final season.  DVR numbers may tell a different story in a couple of weeks, but this was not a good start for anything after 9pm ET.

The Blacklist (NBC, Mondays at 10pm ET)

13.471 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
4.1/11 in the 18-49 Demo

11.760 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
3.5/10 in the 18-49 Demo

Just like last season, NBC had a stellar opening ratings night.  I'll be watching The Blacklist shortly, but I'm quite sure these ratings far exceeded NBC's expectations.  As long as it's not a terrible show, this should be a lock for a second season.  They're treating it like a flagship show, based on the marketing I've seen during football, and it had flagship numbers.  Let's hope it keeps it up.  Could this be NBC's year to get back to number one?

Castle (ABC, Mondays at 10pm ET)

11.990 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
2.3/6 in the 18-49 Demo

10.979 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
2.2/6 in the 18-49 Demo

With ratings as consistent as days that end with y, Castle should get to stick around as long as it wants.

I'll be back tomorrow with more premiere and follow up ratings notes.  Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

TV Ratings Premiere Notes For Tuesday, September 17, 2013: Dads (FOX), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX), New Girl (FOX), The Mindy Project (FOX)

There are probably lots of high fives going around FOX right now, after their strong premiere week, so far.  They shouldn't get too comfortable, though, because things goan be changin' next week.  But, we'll let them have their fun in the sun for at least one week.  They premiered four shows last night, and I'll let you know how they did below.

Dads (FOX, Tuesdays at 8pm ET)

5.57 million Overall Viewers
2.1/7 in the 18-49 Demo

You might look at these numbers and say, "Wow, that's off to a good start", but you'd be wrong.  I haven't watched the show yet (planning to this morning), but right now these numbers are more like a circus sideshow.  When it actually has to face real competition, beginning next week, you should see a huge drop in its ratings.  We'll make the first limbo pole setting next Wednesday morning.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, Tuesdays at 8:30pm ET)

6.00 million Overall Viewers
2.5/8 in the 18-49 Demo

Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout.  These numbers, on the other hand, are extremely encouraging for this show.  I'll also be watching it this morning, and even if it sux, I will still be watching to the end.  The numbers are so far from FOX's sitcom bubble, that it looks really good to stick around for another season.  Of course, we'll wait until next week to see how far it drops (and it will).

New Girl (FOX, Tuesdays at 9pm ET)

5.56 million Overall Viewers
2.9/8 in the 18-49 Demo

FOX's hit comedy returned in great shape, so go ahead and cue season 4.

The Mindy Project (FOX, Tuesdays at 9:30pm ET)

3.95 million Overall Viewers
1.9/5 in the 18-49 Demo

I'm pretty disappointed with these numbers, and I'm sure FOX is too.  Hopefully these are real numbers for the show, and it won't drop much below these for the rest of the season.  I guess we'll see, but I am definitely concerned we're not gonna get a season 3 with this start.  Come on people, start watching the show!  Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

TV Ratings Premiere Notes For Monday, September 16, 2013: Bones (FOX), Sleepy Hollow (FOX)

The TV season is back, and you'll be seeing a bunch of these kind of posts over the next few weeks.  Last night, two scripted shows returned on FOX, and I'll list their ratings below.

Bones (FOX, Mondays at 8pm ET)

7.204 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
2.1/7 in the 18-49 Demo

7.848 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
2.3/7 in the 18-49 Demo

Bones returned the way it always has, with just plain solid ratings.  Cue 39 more seasons of it, I guess.

Sleepy Hollow (FOX, Mondays at 9pm ET)

9.923 million Overall Viewers (First Half Hour)
3.4/9 in the 18-49 Demo

10.168 million Overall Viewers (Second Half Hour)
3.5/9 in the 18-49 Demo 

I know it's only the first week, and it wasn't up against any competition, but WOW at these numbers.  I wasn't expecting it to rate so high for the premiere, so I'll definitely be checking it out shortly to see if it's any good.  If it can sustain anything near these ratings, this show will be around for quite awhile.  Thanks for reading.

Monday, September 16, 2013

2012-2013 TV Season Wrap Up (NBC): Close, But Still No Cigar

And now it's time for the final 2012-2013 TV season wrap up, so I can get back on with my life.  This one's about NBC, and they had an interesting season.  It wasn't good, and it wasn't bad, but it still wasn't much.  They had lots of cancellations, and few renewals, but they certainly got some stuff right.  This season also looks promising, so they may finally be rebuilding into something decent.  We'll know in a few weeks.  After looking at my list below, you can never say I don't give NBC a chance to get it right.  I love the NBC of Christmas past, and hope they can get it together for Christmas present and future.

Shows I watched, in the 2012-2013 TV season, on NBC:

Animal Practice
1600 Penn
The New Normal
Guys with Kids
Go On
Hannibal
Deception
Grimm
Parks and Recreation
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Chicago Fire
The Office
Revolution

Animal Practice (Canceled):

I watched every episode of this incredibly dumb show.  It had some bright spots, but it was generally terrible, and fell incredibly flat.  It wasn't fixable, because the whole idea was just so wrong.

1600 Penn (Canceled):

I watched a few episodes of this show, and my initial thought was if they could just drop the annoying kid from the cast, it would work.  Then, I did a little research and found out he created the show.  My bad, and his.  The audience spoke with their eyes, and those eyes looked elsewhere...quickly.

The New Normal (Canceled):

I tried a couple of episodes of this, and couldn't get into it.  The end.

Guys with Kids (Canceled):

I got through a little over half the season on this.  There was nothing overtly wrong with it, but it wasn't that good.  However, I would totally have watched a sitcom featuring Anthony Anderson's family in the show.  Too bad that will never get done.  They were always the best part of the show.

Go On (Canceled):

I thought this show was mostly there by 6 episodes in.  Then, they tweaked it some more.  And tweaked it some more.  And tweeeeaked it some more, and guess what?  They tweaked it some more.  And once they were done with that, they tweaked it more.  But they weren't done tweaking then.  They tweaked it again.  This show is a perfect example of how to ruin a very good show.  I was really disappointed with how the show was handled, and hopefully they won't repeat that on other right there comedies in the future.  I could write a book on what went wrong with the show, but I don't feel like it, so there. :P

Hannibal (Renewed):

Hannibal was THE best new network drama on TV last season.  It wasn't close, either.  I was really disappointed with the complete EMMY snub, but it will eventually get its due recognition.  It can't be ignored forever, because if it's not on NBC after next season, it will be airing somewhere after that.

Deception (Canceled):

Meagan Good wore turtlenecks in this show.  That's all you need to know about how bad it was.  I even tried watching the series finale to find out what happened, and guess what?  IT MADE NO SENSE AT ALL TO SOMEONE WHO QUIT IT EARLY ON.  LOL!

Grimm (Renewed):

I love this show...love it.  This is an incredibly well done show, and if you're not watching it, you're missing out.

Parks and Recreation (Renewed):

Thankfully we get another season of this show.  It's no longer my favorite comedy, since Veep took the top spot, but it's still exceptionally solid.  I loved this season more than the one before this, because it felt more like classic Parks and Recreation episodes.  I'm looking forward to seeing this season, and hope it won't be the last.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Renewed):

Please make it stop.  PLEASE!

Chicago Fire (Renewed):

Most weekdays, I watch Emergency! on MeTV.  This was kind of a modern day Emergency!, so I figured why not give it a shot?  That show worked, why not this one?  Well, this one bored me, and I quit after a few episodes, when I couldn't see the point of watching it.

The Office (Final Season):

I watched them all, and the season was really uneven.  I was never a fan of the show, so it's not a huge loss to me, but felt it was worth watching how it went out.

Revolution (Renewed):

There was one thing this show did exceptionally well, and that was casting all of the supporting and guest characters.  The casting of the main characters left a lot to be desired, outside of Giancarlo Esposito, but after the main characters, my jaw was constantly dropped by who they got.  The show was incredibly mediocre, but I made it to the end of the season, and will even watch the next.

Now that I've wrapped up the 2012-2013 NBC TV season, I'll give my thoughts about the new shows, and whether I'll be watching.

Mondays:

The Blacklist-This is clearly the tentpole NBC drama this season, based on how many commercials I've seen for it during football.  It's probably going to be a hit, and appears to be the first in what will probably be a long line of Person of Interest "clones".  I could watch Person of Interest ALL DAY, so there's nothing wrong with that.

Tuesdays:

About a Boy (Mid-Season)-Didn't the movie for this come out like 10 years ago?  Does anyone still connect with it?  I'll check it out, but it's probably not my thing.

The Family Guide (Mid-Season)-I can't even remember what this show is.  Maybe I'll watch it, maybe I won't.

Wednesdays:

Ironside-YES!  This is the new show I'm most looking forward to this season.  If it doesn't work, I don't know what I'll do.

Thursdays:

Welcome to the Family-I have no idea how this got made.

Sean Saves the World-This show looks REALLY funny.  I hope it delivers.

The Michael J. Fox Show-A new comedy starring Michael J. Fox.  What else needs to be said?

Fridays:

Dracula (Fall)-I'm watching it, but am not sure it will work.  I predict a pretty quick cancellation.

Crossbones (Mid-Season)-I'll watch this as well, but these two slots should be reserved for Hannibal, so someone's gotta fail...lol.

Sundays:

Believe (Mid-Season)-This is another one I'm looking forward to, but I'm a little disheartened by it being on Sundays.  That can't be a good sign.  I guess we'll see.

Crisis (Mid-Season)-Oh cool, a Scandal rip off on NBC.  No thanks.

Hallelujah!  I made it.  See you tomorrow morning at 9:30am or so with my first 2013-2014 ratings post.  Thanks for reading.

2012-2013 TV Season Wrap Up (FOX): ...

What is there to say about FOX last season, but LOL?  We had good LOLs (The Mindy Project), and bad LOLs (The Following).  I didn't watch much on the network last season, but that will probably change a bit this season.  So, this will be mercifully short.  I hope you enjoy it.

Shows I watched, in the 2012-2013 TV season, on FOX:

Ben and Kate 
The Mindy Project
The Following

Ben and Kate (Canceled):

I tried to watch this show.  I even got through a few episodes, but it made me really uncomfortable watching it, and I quit.  I didn't miss it, but all 300 people who watched it on a weekly basis probably do.

The Mindy Project (Renewed):

This was my favorite new network comedy last season, and I'm really glad I watched it.  It had the production value of a romantic comedy, but it was really snubbed at the EMMYs (should have been nominated for Writing at the very least).  I didn't think the show had any chance of working, but Mindy's style just totally did, and it was an absolutely excellently written show.  I hope they don't blow it in season 2, but if you liked Mindy at all on The Office, and are not watching this, you're making a mistake.

The Following (Renewed):

AKA The FolLOLwing, no show made me laugh harder during last TV season.  I came to the conclusion, at some point, that it was meant to be an elaborate comedy.  I'll be around for season 2, but don't see how there's any way this show will be watchable by the end of it.  Never has an agency ever looked as inept in TV or movies than the FBI did in this show.  So, these days, I just watch it for the lulz, and it is more than worth watching just for that purpose.

Now that I've wrapped up the 2012-2013 FOX TV season, I'll give my thoughts about the new shows, and whether I'll be watching.

Mondays:

Sleepy Hollow (Fall)-I'm gonna check this out, but I can't see any way the show makes it.  Maybe I'll be wrong, but, then again, this is FOX and I'm hardly ever wrong about FOX.

Almost Human (Late Fall)-I'm really looking forward to this show, even if it's not any good.  This is my new show hope for FOX, so we'll see if it makes it.

Tuesdays:

Dads-It's been awhile since I've seen a show come into a TV season with such an awful buzz.  From a racial stereotyping controversy, to being criticized for just plain sucking, it's off to a bad start.  I'm gonna check it out, but I don't have any real hope of it making it.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine-Is this show going to be good?  I don't know, but HELLS YEAH IMA WATCH IT!

Thursdays:

Rake (Mid-Season)-I have no idea how a show that should be good can look so terrible in a trailer.  I'll watch it, but probably not for long.

Fridays:

Enlisted (Late Fall)-This show might be funny, and I'm going to find out if it is.  It might be really, really dumb.  Not just dumb, but really, really dumb.  That's never been enough to stop me from watching something before, and it certainly won't stop me here.

That's that for FOX, and now it's finally on to the final 2012-2013 TV wrap up for NBC.  Thanks for reading.

2012-2013 TV Season Wrap Up (CBS): Person Of Interest Still Rulz

I'm back to try to finish up the rest of these wrap ups, because it wouldn't be fitting to have them not be here when the TV season starts this week.  I'll give thoughts on what I watched last season, and tell you what I'll be checking out this season.  In the interest of time, I'm going to try to keep these pretty brief.  I hope the rest will be worth your while.

Shows I watched, in the 2012-2013 TV season, on CBS:

Made in Jersey
Vegas
Golden Boy
Partners
Hawaii Five-O
Elementary
Criminal Minds
Person of Interest
2 Broke Girls

Made in Jersey (Canceled):

I made it through all of about 10 minutes of this show before I had to turn it off.  It just didn't work for me, at all, and it didn't work for other people either, because it was the first show canceled last TV season.  This is already too many words for a show that didn't even last this long.

Vegas (Canceled):

This show was a victim of DVR pile up.  I kind of enjoyed the Pilot, but the show just went nowhere for me over a period of a few episodes.  The show was also so sloppy with anachronisms that I couldn't get past the problems.  At some point, I decided that it wasn't good enough to keep caught up on, and the DVR lapse began.  I ultimately deleted all of them from my DVR, because I knew there was no chance the show would be renewed.

Golden Boy (Canceled):

I really enjoyed this show.  I hated the cock play between the lead and another character, but almost everything else about the show worked for me.  It was a pretty well done show, and I never thought it would be as good as it was, based on the premise.  The September 11th episode was really powerful, and I don't feel like I wasted my time at all watching the show.  I was pretty sad to see it go, though the ratings told the story pretty early on.

Partners (Canceled):

This show had an awful Pilot, I'll admit that, and it probably hurt the show.  However, once it got past the Pilot, it was a really enjoyable show.  It was high caliber, and had a lot of laughs.  It didn't have enough of an audience, though, so it was gone.  I'm hoping to get to see the rest of the episodes that didn't air at some point.

Hawaii Five-O (Renewed):

Last season, I just completely went through the motions on this show.  I have no idea how I made it to the end of the season.  Its audience is rapidly disappearing, and the show got moved to Fridays, this season.  The saving grace is that Chi McBride has joined the cast, which will hopefully make it watchable again.  It certainly was barely watchable last season.

Elementary (Renewed):

Until Hannibal aired on NBC, this was the undisputed best new network drama of the season.  Jonny Lee Miller was great, and I loved the casting of Lucy Liu as Watson.  There is absolutely no comparison to the vastly superior Sherlock, but this show was excellent in its own way.  I look forward to season 2, and you should definitely be watching this show, if you're into this kind of stuff, at all.

Criminal Minds (Renewed):

The season was fine, but the show has really outlived its usefulness.  I'll be there to the end, no matter how many decades that is from now.

Person of Interest (Renewed):

Person of Interest finally got some competition for me last season, but it remained my favorite TV show, if only barely.  Season 2 was must see TV, and if you have watched and don't like this show, I'm not sure I like you.  I'll try to get past it if you don't, but no guarantees. ;)

2 Broke Girls (Renewed):

I have no idea why I watch this show.  It's only kind of funny, and only occasionally, but since I've stuck with it this long, there's no reason to stop.

Now that I've wrapped up the 2012-2013 CBS TV season, I'll give my thoughts about the new shows, and whether I'll be watching.

Mondays:

We Are Men-Could this promo look worse than it does?  Probably not.  It has an intriguing cast, but I don't think it's going to be any good.  That's not going to stop me from watching this potential train wreck.  I don't think it has any real hope of seeing a second season.

Mom-More broad comedy, that has no chance of not making it.  Well, I guess it does have a chance of not making it, and that chance is "no chance".  I'll check it out, but I'm not really sure it's my thing.  I can be sold, if it makes me laugh.

Hostages (Fall)-This has one of the dumbest premises ever, and the show that will be replacing it mid-season is one I want to see.  So, I hope it gets canceled 3 episodes in, and we go to the next series. ;)  There is a below zero chance of me watching this show.

Intelligence (Mid-Season)-All I'll say about this show is I can't wait to see it.  That should be good enough for you to give it a try, too.

Thursdays:

The Millers-Will Arnett gets another chance to wreck a sitcom, so we'll see how it goes.  This is one of those awkward family comedies, so it will either be full of gold, or full of mold.  I'm definitely checking this out.

The Crazy Ones-I'll check this out, but it seems way over the top, and is going to be a hard sell.  Maybe it will be tightened a lot by the time it gets past the Pilot.

Well, that's that, now it's on to FOX.  Thanks for reading.
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