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2013 Fall Preview: CBS

04 Sep

RETURNING SHOWS:

  • Survivor: Blood vs. Water (9/18)
  • How I Met Your Mother (9/23)
  • 2 Broke Girls (9/23)
  • Mike & Molly (MIDSEASON)
  • Hawaii 5-0 (9/27)
  • NCIS (9/24)
  • NCIS: LA (9/24)
  • Criminal Minds (9/25)
  • CSI (9/25)
  • The Big Bang Theory (9/26)
  • Two and a Half Men (9/26)
  • Person of Interest (9/24)
  • Elementary (9/26)
  • Blue Bloods (9/27)
  • 48 Hours Mystery (9/28)
  • 60 Minutes (9/29)
  • The Amazing Race (9/29)
  • The Good Wife (9/29)
  • The Mentalist (9/29)

NEW SHOWS:

  • Mom (9/23)
  • Hostages (9/23)
  • The Crazy Ones (9/26)
  • We Are Men (9/30)
  • The Millers (10/3)

SHOWS I AM MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO:

  • Person of Interest: Where is the damn machine?
  • How I Met Your Mother: The Last Season 😦
  • Elementary: Irene was a baddie the whole time.  How does that impact Sherlock?
  • The Good Wife: Four Words: Florrick, Agos, & Associates!
  • Hostages: One of the new shows I’m most looking forward to.  Premise is great and the cast is outrageously good.
  • The Crazy Ones: SMG trying another return to TV and Robin Williams as her dad.  How can I not watch?
  • Mom: If Allison Janney is on a show, I will always give it a try

SHOWS I AM LOSING INTEREST IN BUT WILL GIVE ONE MORE SEASON TO:

  • The Mentalist

SHOWS I COULDN’T CARE LESS ABOUT:

  • We Are Men
  • CSI
  • Hawaii 5-0
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Two and a Half Men

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

  • The Final Season of How I Met Your Mother!   We have seen the mother but the big question is will we actually get to meet her?   What I mean by that is, will we get to know her?   There are a few theories out there.   First is that we will get to know her because fans will be outraged if we don’t.  Second is that the end of the series will be Ted meets her for the first time and that’s it…fade to black.  Because after all, the name of the show is How I MET Your Mother…not How I Courted, Dated, Slept with, Proposed, and Married Your Mother.  Third, and more morose, the mother has died at some point (which is why Ted is telling the story to his children) and he is now married to Aunt Robin, which is why there has been so much still on the Ted/Robin front these last few seasons.   I don’t know about that last one but anything is possible!
  • Person of Interest Moving to Tuesdays. This show has been successful the last two seasons on Thursday nights.  Although it’s going against Chicago Fire and new show Lucky 7.  I think POI will be just fine.  I’m also curious to see how the addition of new regular cast members Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi will work.   They were great in their small doses but will too much be a bad thing?
  • Hawaii 5-0 to the Dreaded Friday Night.  I don’t watch this show so it makes no difference to me, but it can never be a good sign to move from Monday to Friday.
  • The Mentalist: Red John will be revealed and solved this season.  Unfortunately, I didn’t keep up with The Mentalist last season because the NFL games always ran long and I was never extended my DVR to tape past 11pm.  So I lost most of last season.  I’ll catch up at some point because after all this time, I want to know who Red John is, which the show runners have confirmed will be solved this season.    But then what?   Where does the show go from there since Jane always said he would leave after Red John was caught?

EARLY THOUGHTS ON NEW SHOWS:

  • CBS doesn’t have a ton of new shows because their schedule is already so strong.  Only five shows!  Absolutely I will be watching Hostages.   The shows centers around Toni Colette as one of the best surgeons in DC whose family is taken hostage by a rogue FBI agent (Dylan McDermott) who is asking her to kill the President when he goes in for surgery.  Lines get blurred and the question of who’s good and who’s bad isn’t so easily answered.  Just when you want to hate or love someone, something happens and your viewpoint completely changes because you’re seeing this person from a whole new perspective. And I can’t wait.   Plus, McDermott, Colette, James Naughton, Sandrine Holt, Billy Brown, and Tate Donovan?   Seriously with that cast?   WOW.  I’m already in with both feet.
  • Next comes Mom and The Crazy Ones.  I’ve heard good things about both of these shows so I’m checking them both out.   Mom starts Anna Faris and Allison Janney as mother and daughter who are both recovering alcoholics.  The chemistry between them works and while the show is funny, there are some heartwarming moments that draw me in.   I love when comedies can also have that heart that really attracts you to their characters.   Plus, Janney’s due for one to stick.   The Crazy Ones looks solid as well.   My only fear with this show is Robin Williams.   If he can keep his Robin Williamsness in check, it could be fabulous.   If he’s too over the top and takes over the show in a bad way, it could lose me sooner than later.   But I’m going in with high hopes.
  • Finally, We Are Men and The Millers.   The Millers I will check out.  The cast is terrific (Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges) and the premise is funny enough (recently divorced man finds out his parents of 43 years are divorcing and his mother is moving in with him.)   Now reading that doesn’t sound like a knee slapper but after seeing the clips on line, I laughed out loud a few times.  Plus, I couldn’t get over seeing Martindale in a comedic role after all the dramatic, dark roles she’s been in lately.   But I’ll give this show a few chances to see how it will do.   We Are Men?  Yeah, no.  Not happening.
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