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nip/tuck Season 6 Premieres Oct 14

photo courtesy FX Network

photo courtesy FX Network

My advice is not to get your hopes set too high for this next-to-last season of our favorite plastic surgery romp. We only get ten episodes since FX decided in their infinite wisdom that it would be best to split the final episodes into two seasons with a series finale holding until 2011.

While I know we’ll get some classic crazy surgical procedures, I have a strong feeling that these ten episodes will simply set the stage for the final run that is still over one year away, despite all footage already being in the can. It’s interesting that creator Ryan Murphy’s new effort, Glee, could be finishing it’s second season by the time nip/tuck finishes its run.

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September 20, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Drama, Premiere, Renewed, Television | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

2009 Fall Preview – Sundays

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Zach Galifianakis will appear in HBO's Bored to Death, premiering September 20th. Image courtesy http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaelenh/

Attention Fellow recliner jockeys: Put a fresh set of batteries in your remote and break open that new pack of adult diapers, because the fall premiere season is upon us!

Sunday

ABC – Nothing new on Sunday nights from ABC, but I’ll be tuning in for new seasons of Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters starting September 27th. At this point, I actually wouldn’t recommend any new viewers tune into Brothers & Sisters. The show has already aired its best episodes, but at this point I’m hooked until it’s done for good. Desperate Housewives on the other hand, had an awesome season last year that refreshed the series and returned it to the kind of well-thought-out storytelling we enjoyed during the first two seasons. Admittedly, Neal McDonough was a big reason why I enjoyed last year so much, so I’m disappointed he won’t be back on Wisteria Lane this season. However, I have heard that Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Joey) will be joining the cast in a role designed to fill the Edie void, which should make for some interesting developments.

AMC – As I write this post, I’m finishing final episodes of the second season of Mad Men, so I realize I’m behind, but it only took a few episodes of the first season for me to realize this is a great show. I know this isn’t news to most people, but if you haven’t seen the first two seasons yet, now is the time to get on board this outstanding dramatic freight train before it arrives at the Emmys to load up on trophies. Season three premiered on August 16th, but since AMC is like most cable channels, you can catch repeats with ease.

CBS – We’ll get a fresh season of the best reality show on tv when The Amazing Race premieres its 15th season on September 27th. The big news this time is that they will finally be in HD! My big screen has been ready to show these breathtaking destinations in high def for years. On October 4th, the eye brings us a new drama series, Three Rivers, featuring Alex O’Loughlin (the short-lived Moonlight), as the head of a transplant team making miracles happen in Pittsburgh of all places. I’m always interested in new medical dramas, so I look forward to seeing what they do with this. On the surface, I would think there’s only so much you can do with transplants, but I’m prepared to be wrong. Also, kudos to the creators for setting the show somewhere other than New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles.

FOX – Animation Explosion (or whatever they call it) continues this year, with The Simpsons and Family Guy returning to their regular slots. I don’t watch American Dad, but it’s back as well if you’re interested. On a new note, our favorite African-American from Quahog is getting his own show–that’s right The Cleveland Show will be taking the slot between the two animation powerhouses. I find Cleveland’s voice alone to be hilarious, so my hopes for this one are pretty high. The whole lineup premieres on September 27th.

HBOBored to Death premieres on September 20th. All I needed to see to put this one on my list was one name–Zach Galifianakis.  That’s right, the man who stole this year’s biggest surprise hit movie, The Hangover, will be co-starring on this new series. Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore) handles the lead role. There are only eight episodes, but I’m willing to bet they will leave us wanting more.

NBC – Sunday Night Football takes up all of primetime as NBC strives to fill its 2009 schedule with anything other than new scripted programming. I may not talk about sports much, but well-produced sports are some of the best reasons to invest in HD that I have seen. I won’t watch every week, but you’re guaranteed to see some great match-ups on Sunday nights as we get closer to the end of the season.

SHOWTIME – Dexter returns on September 27th, and I can’t wait. I’ve been excited about this one ever since I wrote about John Lithgow joining the cast when the story broke back in May. Can Dexter be a dad and go up against a new serial killer nemesis at the same time? Another great plus is that Keith Carradine will be returning as FBI agent Frank Lundy, last seen during the show’s second season.

August 23, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Drama, Football, Game Shows, kingoftv, New Series, Premiere, Reality, Renewed, Television | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 2009 Fall Preview – Sundays

If This Doesn’t Get You Pumped About the LOST Season 6 Premiere

Then I don’t know what will. Jorge Garcia has consistently been the voice of the fans for the last few seasons of LOST, so this very brief post on his personal blog on Friday night got me even more excited about Wednesday, January 27, 2010.

That’s just 157 short days away if you’re counting.

August 23, 2009 Posted by | Drama, Premiere, Renewed, Scifi, Television | , , , , , , | Comments Off on If This Doesn’t Get You Pumped About the LOST Season 6 Premiere

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

FX Announces Fall Premieres Including Sunny and nip/tuck

Today’s press release from FX revealed that the fifth season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will bow on September 17th. The full cast returns for a season that will include 12 episodes and air at 10/9c on Thursdays. Until then, enjoy a little beatbox action from the cast.

As for our favorite plastic surgery team, “nip/tuck will return for its sixth and penultimate season in October and will consist of 10 new episodes.” I’m pretty pissed off that they have decided to split the final run of episodes, delaying the already-announced series finale until 2011. At least they’ve already wrapped shooting on the series, meaning creator Ryan Murphy can focus on Glee instead.

June 30, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, Drama, New Series, Premiere, Renewed, Television | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on FX Announces Fall Premieres Including Sunny and nip/tuck