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Dirty Jobs Marathon and Season 6 Premiere Date

Image Courtesy of Ben Lindahl - Creative Commons Licensed

Image Courtesy of Ben Lindahl - Creative Commons Licensed

Mike Rowe stars in a salute to hard work when Discovery airs 18 hours of classic Dirty Jobs episodes, starting at 8am Central on Labor Day. That should keep us satisfied until Season 6 of Dirty Jobs premiers on October 6th. The new season will return to it’s normal time slot of 9/8c on Tuesdays.

Full press release at FutonCritic.com

September 3, 2009 Posted by | News, Premiere, Reality, Renewed, Television | , , , , , , | Comments Off on Dirty Jobs Marathon and Season 6 Premiere Date

Summer Finale Fall Premiere Calendar – First Draft

I’m in the midst of determining what fall shows I’m going to check out, so there will definitely be updates to come, but here is the first draft of the summer finale and fall premiere calendar. As always, it only includes the shows I’m going to be watching and is therefore not comprehensive. I recommend futoncritic.com’s guide for a listing of everything, including all the crap I’m not watching.

July 12, 2009 Posted by | Premiere, Season Finale, Television | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Summer Finale Fall Premiere Calendar – First Draft

Summer TV Preview Part 5: Sunday

Here is the fifth and final part of my Summer TV Preview.

 

Sunday

 

NBC – As part of NBC’s continued effort to lower their production costs, they have partnered with the BBC to co-produce Merlin, a re-imagining of the classic tale that takes place when the magician is a young boy. The second season of the program is set to premiere in the UK, so we know at least the British viewers like it. We’ll find out what Americans think at 8/7c on June 21st.

 

HBO – Our favorite alternate-reality bloodsuckers are back for more when True Blood premieres its second season on June 14th at 9/8c. On June 28th at 10/9c we will get a chance to see Thomas Jane in Hung, the new show about a man who decides to take up the world’s oldest profession. Then the boys return on July 12th at 10:30/9:30c for a sixth season of Entourage.

 

HGTV – Home improvement meets reality tv with the fourth season of HGTV Design Star, in which a group of potential host battle through a series of do-it-yourself challenges to see who gets a show of their own. The group will strap on their toolbelts on July 19th at 10/9c.

 

WE – She doesn’t know it yet, but I’m putting this one on the list for my wife. Amazing Wedding Cakes combines a competition atmosphere with the joy of creating cakes for each couple’s big day. The show airs at 10/9c starting June 7th.

 

101 – DirecTV’s exclusive HD showcase channel will be hopping this summer with complete series runs of Deadwood and Oz (link contains spoilers), two beloved shows that many wish could have lasted longer. For DirecTV subscribers, this certainly beats taking up slots in your Netflix queue or paying big bucks to buy the DVDs.

 

BBC2 – Jeremy, James, and Richard are back to create more automotive havoc when the 13 series of Top Gear premieres on June 21st. While I understand that we are stuck with BBC America and the edited series 12 episodes that are currently airing, I know that intrepid viewers will look for other alternatives to see the most current episodes as soon as they air.

 

This concludes my summer preview, so I hope you find it helpful as you plan your tube time for the next few months. I only included the things I’m going to watch, so if you want to see everything, check out the comprehensive grid over at The Futon Critic.

May 31, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Drama, New Series, Premiere, Reality, Renewed, Television | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Summer TV Preview Part 5: Sunday

Weeds Season 5 Premiere Date Set

I can’t seem to find an official press release, but The Futon Critic hasn’t failed me yet.  According to their site Nancy, Shane, Andy, Silas, and Doug will be back with us on Showtime at at 10/9 Central on June 8, 2009.

Update: It’s official…

weeds

March 14, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Drama, Premiere, Television | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Winter 2009 Television Grid

As promised, I have finished my winter grid before the end of the weekend.  As with my fall grid, keep in mind this is just the grid of shows that I’m planning to watch or at least try out.  For a complete list of everything, including the pointless crap, I recommend The Futon Critic.  

Here is the file in PDF form.  My public idisk has the files in Numbers format and Excel for those still chained to Microsoft Office.

Don’t let the color coding throw you off, that’s just what I use to identify what I have already set the DVR to record.

January 4, 2009 Posted by | Premiere, Television | , , , , | 2 Comments