Fall TV Handbook: Sundays at 10
2010 Fall TV Handbook
The shows: Bored to Death, Brothers and Sisters, CSI: Miami, Eastbound and Down, The Walking Dead
What I'm doing: DVRing Brothers and Sisters, trying The Walking Dead.
Bored to Death, HBO, Sundays at 10, 9/26
Stars and how you know them: Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover, Tru Calling), Ted Danson (Becker, Cheers), Jason Schwartzman (Marie Antoinette, Darjeeling Limited)
What it is: A writer moonlights as an unlicensed private detective.
The buzz: I actually had no idea what this was about until I was writing this, so apparently I don't hear much about it. I think it has a following, though.
You might like this if you like: "Offbeat comedies," I guess.
Brothers and Sisters, ABC, Sundays at 10, 9/26
Stars and how you know them: Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal), Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under), Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, The Flying Nun), Dave Annable (Reunion), Ron Rifkin (Alias), Patricia Wettig (thirtysomething), Matthew Rhys
What it is: A family drama full of secrets and hysterical dinners. Hysterical in both senses of the word, actually.
The buzz: This show has been foundering for a couple of seasons. Keep watching if you're already hooked, but I certainly wouldn't pick it up now.
You might like this if you like: Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy
CSI: Miami, CBS, Sundays at 10, 10/3
Stars and how you know them: David Caruso (NYPD Blue), Emily Proctor (West Wing), Adam Rodriguez (Ugly Betty, Roswell), Rex Linn
What it is: Crime Scene Investigations in Miami.
The buzz: Lots of people love this. Some seem to be sick of David Caruso, I think.
You might like this if you like: Procedurals. Other CSI shows.
Eastbound and Down, HBO, Sundays at 10:30, 9/26
Stars and how you know them: Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder)
What it is: A burned-out major leaguer becomes at phys ed teacher at his old school.
The buzz: See exactly what I said about Bored to Death.
You might like this if you like: Will Ferrell? He produces.
*Walking Dead, The, AMC, Sundays at 10, 10/31
Posted by Kat at September 4, 2010 04:15 PM
Stars and how you know them: Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, Wuthering Heights)
What it is: Zombies!
The buzz: Virtually everyone on the Internet is losing their minds over this already, and it hasn't even aired. And it's already been renewed for a second season. The Halloween premiere is clever. I don't even LIKE zombies, and I'm going to try this.
You might like this if you like: Uh, zombies? Horror?