Fall TV Handbook: Thursdays at 9
2010 Fall TV Handbook
The shows: Burn Notice, CSI, Fringe, Grey's Anatomy, Nikita, The Office, Outsourced
What I'm doing: DVRing Fringe and Nikita, then when Burn Notice starts up again I'll DVR that and watch one of the others online, unless I've given up on Nikita. Watching Grey's online.
Burn Notice, USA, Thursdays at 9, 11/11
Stars and how you know them: Jeffrey Donovan (Crossing Jordan), Gabrielle Anwar (The Tudors), Bruce Campbell
What it is: A former spy tries to support himself and help others while figuring out why he was burned.
The buzz: This is pretty reliable fun.
You might like this if you like: Spy stuff, other USA shows.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, Thursdays at 9, 9/23
Stars and how you know them: At this point, I think you know them all from this.
What it is: The title is pretty self-explanatory.
The buzz: People certainly like this, but it doesn't get that much buzz anymore, really.
You might like this if you like: Procedurals
Fringe, FOX, Thursdays at 9, 9/23
Stars and how you know them: Joshua Jackson (Dawson's Creek), John Noble, Anna Torv
What it is: An FBI agent works with a possibly-crazy scientist and his son to research unexplained phenomena.
The buzz: It's a niche show, but the people who love it really love it. Plus - PACEY!
You might like this if you like: Sci fi shows, X-Files, Supernatural
Grey's Anatomy, ABC, Thursdays at 9, 9/23
Stars and how you know them: By now, you know them from this.
What it is: A drama about surgeons.
The buzz: After a few so-so seasons, Grey's got everyone's attention again with an amazing season finale. We'll see if they can keep the momentum going.
You might like this if you like: Medical dramas
*Nikita, CW, Thursdays at 9, 9/9
Stars and how you know them: Maggie Q, Lyndsy Fonseca (How I Met Your Mother), Shane West (ER), Melinda Clarke (The O.C.)
What it is: A professional assassin tries to get revenge on the group that forced her into the life.
The buzz: Those who have seen the pilot are saying it's pretty good.
You might like this if you like: Action shows, maybe Dollhouse?
Office, The, NBC, Thursdays at 9, 9/23
Stars and how you know them: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer
What it is: Sitcom about an office. You know what it is.
The buzz: Everyone seems agreed that it's past its peak.
You might like this if you like: Discomfort humor
*Outsourced, NBC, Thursdays at 9:30, 9/23
Posted by Kat at September 5, 2010 04:29 PM
Stars and how you know them: Ben Rappaport
What it is: A sitcom about an American who goes to run a call center in India.
The buzz: I'm hearing this is not funny, and full of stereotypes.
You might like this if you like: Uh, racism? You probably just shouldn't tell me if you like this.