Wednesday, September 7, 2011

21 Hours of TV 2011 Fall Preview (Wednesday)

23 seasons.

This will be the 23rd time Jeff Probst and I have journeyed to a far away place met some strangers there and watched them try to not only survive off the land but outwit each other to win a million dollars.  And you know what?  It's still amazing.  Sure there is the occasional off season, but even when Survivor is not 100% it still offers more drama and excitement than most of what is on TV anyway.  And when Survivor is hitting on all cylinders (as it was last season when Rob Mariano played possibly the best game of Survivor in history) it is better than not only every reality show, but possibly ever show on TV period.  It remains one of my only "try to watch it live" shows still on my schedule.  Twice former contestants "Coach" and "Ozzy" are back to play this season, so if nothing else, we are in for some wonderful new proverbs for everyone's favorite dragon slayer.

I already to talked about "Up All Night", "Free Agents", and "The X Factor" in last week's post, so I won't go too in depth with them, except to say, fingers crossed.

"The Middle" is probably the funniest show you aren't watching and "Modern Family" is likely the funniest show you are.  My goodness, Modern Family is hilarious.  Perfect casting, perfect writing, such a great show.

Finally, has there ever been a show you were more sure you didn't want to see based solely on the title than "H8R"?  Seriously, CW, stop.... just.... stop.

MUST: Survivor, Modern Family

The color coded breakdown:

8PM

ABC - The Middle
CBS - Survivor
CW - H8R
Fox - The X Factor
NBC - Up All Night

8:30PM

ABC - Suburgatory
NBC - Free Agents

9PM

ABC - Modern Family
CBS - Criminal Minds
CW - America's Next Top Model
NBC - Harry's Law

9:30PM

ABC - Happy Endings
Fox - I Hate My Teenage Daughter

10PM

ABC - Revenge
CBS - CSI
NBC - Law & Order: SVU

Wednesday's Total:  Zero Dramas, Four half-hour comedies, Two 1 hour reality, 4 hours

Overall Total: 4 hours drama, 3 hours comedy, 6 hours Reality = 13 hours