Daily Archives: September 26, 2011

The New Fall Season: Five Shows to Watch

In summary, in case you haven’t been paying attention, here’s what I like for the fall season on broadcast networks. “New Girl” (Fox, Tuesdays, 9 p.m.). Zoe Deschanel sparkles in the new comedy. “Up All Night” (NBC, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.). Strong cast and fresh writing update the young family genre. “2 Broke Girls” (CBS, Mondays, […]

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Monday TV: New ‘Terra Nova,’ ‘Hart of Dixie’

To escape a pollution-soaked future, a family decides to go back in time to save themselves and the planet in the much-ballyhooed and long-awaited new “Terra Nova” (Fox, 8 p.m.). Their first task, though, is to adjust to the good and bad dinosaurs all around them. The CGI is the big draw in the two […]

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5 Shows to Avoid

Let’s just say there were way more candidates for a list of bad new TV shows than for good ones. I whittled it down to these: “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” (Fox, 9:30 p.m.). Shows with hate in the title seem to elicit hate. “H8R” (The CW, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.) See above. “Charlie’s Angels” (ABC, […]

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Fall TV Preview: Five Trends of the Season

As we summarize the new shows the networks have cooked up for audiences this fall, we find their endeavors falling into distinct categories. Quirky Women. Females aren’t just starring in new shows, they’re also writing them. Not just Whitney Cummings (a trend unto her self), but the women behind “New Girl” and “Up All Night,” […]

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