Monday, September 16, 2013

21 Hours of TV 2013 Fall TV Preview (Monday)

Welcome to the 7th annual 21 hours of TV Fall preview. Everyday this week we will look at the current day of the week and what will be on that night (Friday, we will look at the weekend). It's my self imposed task every year to limit my TV viewing each week to 21 hours (14 without commercials, just so you understand I'm not as addicted as you think.). In going through the daily schedules I will rate each show red, blue, or green. Green means I will be watching (at least initially), blue that I won't but I won't hold it against you if you do, and red that I refuse to believe anyone of sound mind could be interested. At the end of the week I will add my total hours up and cut what I need in order to get down to the required 21, which won't include the 3 hours every week I peek through my fingers to see if the Detroit Lions have learned what this thing called "Football" is supposed to look like.

Oh one more thing.  Each day I will pick one or two "MUST" shows that in my humble opinion should be an automatic DVR add for all members of the human race. 


Wow, Monday has gone dry.  I've lost interest in Castle, and other than a couple exceptions the night is full of run of the mill, boring network fare.  There's nothing wrong with most of this stuff, Bones can be fun, I'm sure How I Met Your Mother is funny, and I know many who enjoy "Attempted Dancing with the People Someone You Know May Have Heard Of".  Even the new take on "Sleepy Hollow" is somewhat decent, but none of it is worth a slot in my precious 21.   I'll stick with "The Voice" at least through the interesting part and I'm excited about Spader's new drama, but other than that, blah.

The Rest of the week:

Monday (BELOW)
The Weekend

MUST:  The Voice

The color coded breakdown:


ABC - Dancing with the Stars
CBS - How I Met Your Mother
CW - Hart of Dixie
Fox - Bones
NBC - The Voice


CBS - We are Men


CBS - 2 Broke Girls
CW - Beauty and the Beast
Fox - Sleepy Hollow


CBS - Mom


ABC - Castle
CBS - Hostages
NBC - The Blacklist

Monday's total: One 1 hour drama, zero comedies, One 2 hour reality = 3 hours today, 3 hours total.

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