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Jack is back as 24 returns

Kiefer Sutherland’s return as Jack Bauer highlights an excellent mix of shows and sports this week when 24: Live Another Day premieres on Fox at 8 p.m. on Monday. It has been four years since the last episode of 24 when there were plans for a movie franchise. Ultimately those did not come to fruition and so the show returns for a 12-episode run. Left unsaid is the implication for all involved that a successful return will lead to a… Read More »

Premieres & My Picks October 7 – 13

Another week and the premieres keep coming, including a few horror/supernatural related series that are airing just in time to get us in the mood for Halloween. Monday 8:00 PM Heart of Dixie (CW) 9:00 PM Beauty and the Beast (CW) Tuesday 8:00 PM The Biggest Loser (NBC) 9:00 PM Supernatural (CW) Wednesday 8:00 PM Arrow (CW) 9:00 PM The Tomorrow People (CW) 10:00 PM American Horror Story: Coven (FX) Thursday 8:00 PM Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) Sunday 9:00 PM The… Read More »

A few new shows sticking around

Networks are busy poring through the ratings, shuffling their schedules and shifting attention to midseason. Some news of note this week: It was a good week for a few freshman dramas. Two CBS shows got picked up for a full season: the modern day take on Sherlock Holmes “Elementary” and period cop-mob drama “Vegas.” Fans of the CW’s “Arrow” also can take heart; the superhero drama will be sticking around for a full season. “X-Factor” will be returning next year for… Read More »

How are new shows doing?

This season’s first casualty was the CW’s legal dramedy “Made in Jersey,” which was canceled after just two episodes. Here’s a look at how some of the other new shows are doing. “Revolution,” (10 p.m. Monday, NBC) Should you watch? This show takes place 15 years after a big blackout left the world in the dark. Interesting premise, sometimes shaky execution. And some of the characters’ actions can be a little infuriating. Last week, for example, when the group attempted… Read More »

Watch this (week of Oct. 7)

The premieres have slowed to a trickle, but the CW at least has a big week planned. A quick look at what to watch:  SUNDAY After most of the Fox animated shows returned last week, “The Cleveland Show” (7:30 p.m.) is back.  MONDAY The CW begins its big week by bringing back “90210” (8 p.m.) and “Gossip Girl” (9 p.m.), the latter which is starting its sixth and final season.  TUESDAY “Nikita” (9 p.m.) returns on, you guessed it, the… Read More »

New fall TV shows

For the next few weeks, the networks will try to suck you in with all those bright and shiny new shows… and then about a month after that, they’ll start being quietly canceled. Well, not all of them, of course. Which ones are you going to watch? I’m most interested in “Last Resort,” “Nashville,” “Ben and Kate,” “Animal Practice” and “Revolution.” Then again, I’m also kinda intrigued by “The New Normal,” “Elementary” and “666 Park Avenue.” What can I say…… Read More »

What’s ahead for CW, ABC and CBS?

This week, the CW, ABC and CBS announced their fall lineups. A quick looks and what’s coming…and what’s going. CW While some other networks are betting on comedies, the CW is sticking with dramas: “The Carrie Diaries” (a “Sex and the City” prequel about Carrie’s early years), which will debut midseason, a “Beauty and the Beast” reboot, comic book drama “Arrow,” and “Emily Owens, M.D.,” about an attractive, young doctor (which will be paired with the returning “Hart of Dixie,”… Read More »