At present, lazy Americans all over the country are rejoicing in the midst of the four-week-long television series premiere season. At least people in the workplace have something new to talk about around the water cooler and college students have new things to tweet about that aren’t TFM’s or grievances over the new Facebook layout (spoiler alert, it’s going to change every year). Nope, now my news feed is congested with 50+ people every Wednesday night, all re-capping exactly what happened during Glee in such exquisite detail that I don’t even need to watch it to know who Rachel pissed off this week.
TV Guide is excited because this is the one time a year they actually have something to do. However, I do commend them for putting together such an extensive almanac for all-things fall television and do recommend that you check out the link above.
Since I’ve been in college, I can’t say that I’ve been following much TV (sue me, I’ve been busy being productive), but there are a few things that I’ve tried to keep up with.
Believe it or not, Hugh Laurie has been a sarcastic ass for eight seasons, and it still works. Although many of the medical cases have become a bit routine and predictable (it’s never lupus and House is never right on his first, second or third diagnosis) the plot has become a much more prominent element of the show. With the inevitable romance of Dr. House and Lisa Cuddy finally at a head, TV Guide tells us that the new season’s opener picks up a year later from where the show left off (House driving through Cuddy’s home in a fit of jealousy after seeing her with another man) with Dr. House having spent a good part of that time in jail. Lisa Edelstein (Cuddy) has decided to leave the show, subbing one of Dr. House’s colleagues in her position, stirring up a sure-fire game changer. Be sure to check it out Monday, October 3 at 9 pm.
Has NBC given loyal Office fans an appropriate length of time to mourn the loss of Michael Scott before attempting to start up a new season? Granted, there has been some hearsay about Steve Carrell making a few cameo appearances in the future, but I think we have all come to terms with the fact that the show will never be the same again. After last season’s epic fail of an ending (a montage of fake bosses i.e. Jim Carrey, Ray Romano and Will Ferrell), it’s hard to believe that this season will be much better. With Andy (“The Hangover”’s Ed Helms) appointed as the new boss, there’s really only one direction in which this season can go; downhill. The show premiered last week but you can catch it Thursdays at 9pm. Don’t get your hopes up or you might be disappointed... that’s what she said.
I never thought one of my high school guilty pleasures would still be alive and kicking by the time I made it through two years of college, but Gossip Girl has managed to keep fans intrigued in a plot that gets juicier with every season. The cast is growing up now but that clearly doesn’t stop them from their Upper East Side frivolities and now trans-continental adventures. The good news? According to TV Guide, the ever so moody Jenny and hovering Vanessa have been written out of New York City, at least temporarily. With the show premiering tonight, hopefully we take at least a few baby steps in finding out who is the real snitch behind it all. When can you watch it? That’s one secret I’ll never tell. Just kidding, it’s on Mondays at 8. You know you love me, XOXO.
There are plenty more shows on the radar this month, so be sure to wipe out your DVR and let your TiVo know what’s up. Of course, there are about 14 new “CSI” premieres, the new (and probably improved) “Two and a Half Men,” and the on-point “Modern Family,” as well. Just remember that Hulu was launched for a reason and the season premiere of “Private Practice” (Thursday, September 29 at 10 pm) will never be worth the sacrifice of a Thirsty Thursday.