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June 03, 2010

New Summer & Fall 2010 Shows: Cable



Covert Affairs, Summer, Tuesdays at 10

What It Is: A spy-in-training is summoned to CIA headquarters before her training is done, because the CIA is . . . using her as bait for her ex-boyfriend? Or something? Maybe?
Snap Judgment: USA has so many good shows that I will try anything new they put out.
Verdict: I'm in.


Memphis Beat, Summer, Tuesdays at 10

What It Is: More cops! These ones are in Memphis, so at least that's different.
Snap Judgment: Oh, I don't know. There's not much to go on. I like Alfre Woodard, and the guitar and whiskey stuff makes this look sort of like a certain type of detective novel I like, but it's hard to say. I might not bother in the fall, but it's summer . . .
Verdict: I'll try one episode and see.

Rizzoli & Isles, Summer, Mondays at 10

What It Is: A Boston detective and M.E. from different backgrounds team up to solve crimes.
Snap Judgment: Another procedural! But this one has three things going for it: It's based on Tess Gerritsen's novels (which I haven't read, but have heard good things about). It's set in Boston. And both main characters are female, which should give it a new and possibly interesting dynamic. Also, I loved Angie Harmon in Women's Murder Club, and Lee Thompson Young (Jett Jackson) seems to be all grown up and hot, which is startling but certainly not bad. And I really like the emphasis on relationship they mention in the video. So.
Verdict: I'm in.

Franklin & Bash, Fall
What It Is: A buddy lawyer show.
Snap Judgment: Because Mark-Paul Gosselaar's last lawyer show for TNT went so well?
Verdict: Oh, I'll probably try it, because I actually really liked Raising the Bar.


Are We There Yet?, Summer, Wednesdays at 9

What It Is: A blended family learns to get along.
Snap Judgment: Hey, it's the sister from Smart Guy! But - enh. It was mildly amusing, I guess.
Verdict: Pass

Neighbors from Hell, Summer

What It Is: A cartoon about demons moving to earth.
Snap Judgment: I guess if you like this sort of thing you might like it? Yeah, I know that's a very helpful statement.
Verdict: Not for me.

ABC Family

Pretty Little Liars, Summer, Tuesdays at 8
It won't embed, but here's a preview.
What It Is: A group of estranged friends. A town full of secrets. A missing girl. Etc. (Based on a series of young adult novels, by the way.)
Snap Judgment: Sudden realization: Lyndsy Fonseca and Lucy Hale are two different people! I was wondering how she was doing this, HIMYM, AND Nikita all at once. Anyway! I haven't quite been able to get a handle on whether this is paranormal or what, and the "town full of secrets" thing has been done a lot, but I like high school shows and mysteries, so I'll watch.
Verdict: They had me at "From the producers of The Vampire Diaries."

Huge, Summer, Mondays at 9
What It Is: Teens at a weight loss camp.
Snap Judgment: Meh. Hard to say without a promo or anything. But I love Gina Torres.
Verdict: May give it a try for Torres, may not bother.

Melissa and Joey, Summer, Tuesdays at 8
What It Is: A politician has to take responsibility for her niece and nephew, and hires a male nanny.
Snap Judgment: Again, hard to say without a promo. But hey, politics! I don't know.
Verdict: We'll see.

Posted by Kat at June 3, 2010 09:00 AM
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