As "Damages" signs off for good, I find myself thinking about what the show has done for the television landscape and I come back to one central figure: Patty Hewes.
There are four shows that merit special recognition and they're all quite different from each other. No matter what your tastes are, I'm hoping you'll spot at least one or two promising candidates here.
Watching TV can be a low-pressure way for a family to spend time together, and post-show chats about TV characters' choices can be a great (and not-so-forced) way to express your values when it comes to touchy issues.
Of all the new TV shows this fall, there aren't too many to nitpick about. There's creepy stuff ("666 Park Avenue"), the try-hards ("Revolution"), and the been there, done that ("Chicago Fire") -- all of which I didn't mind, and there are a few that I had high hopes for ... but, sadly, they disappointed.
Go On is the perfect example of something I thought would be a complete train wreck but actually turned out to be one of the shows I'm most looking forward to this TV season.
While I've been a TV critic for a few years now and I have watched just about every show at least once, my taste in TV hasn't changed. I'm still an avid viewer, loyal to the major networks. So if you're like me, just an average person who loves TV, then you might want to check out what shows you cannot miss this fall.
Mondays, 8-9: NBC - Launching the Careers of Mediocre Singers As Though the Fate of Western Civilization Depended On It And, At This Point, It Probably Does
My understanding of the models and their attributes is still very shallow, but the "ANTM" editing process is nothing if not transparent, so excuse me as I pass judgment on these girls and speculate on their assorted fates.
Here are the stars of a bunch of ABC staples just making things up about their shows' next season. It's all in an effort to create a beautiful world of misinformation and lies.
The big networks can continue to cater to the audiences of a bunch of cult-y shows with passionate viewerships, or they can keep on bland-ifying their offerings, in desperate bids to get everyone -- anyone? -- to keep coming around.
The recently announced TV network fall line up seems to have some common themes this year. Did anyone order some revived sitcom actors? FOX, ABC, CBS, and NBC sure did, and these new shows will all have some very familiar faces.
NBC has some pretty strong pilots. Whichever shows wind up getting the series pickup, there is solace in knowing that their slate this year is significantly stronger than last year's candidates were.
As Fox appears ready to take steps back towards the kind of dark, interesting material that they excel at, a la "24," this could prove to be an interesting year for the network.
The CW has a diverse slate this year, which gives them plenty of options as they attempt to shepherd the network towards a broader, older fan base. If they pull it off, they could very well graduate from high school.
CBS's programming is easy-to-digest and relies heavily on legal and law enforcement procedurals. What sort of material does CBS have to fill the soon-to-be-empty slots? More of the same.
ABC's slate tends to typically skew towards soaps or family programming; but this year, it looks as though they want to expand into the kind of show that might be at home on a more action-oriented network like Fox.