Television

You guys. It’s September. September! I mean, I knew that. But somehow I hadn’t really thought about it. Until, that is, I saw a commercial for the season premiere of Glee and the voice over said it would air this week!

It actually aired on Thursday, not that I watched it. I’m afraid I lost that loving feeling where Glee is concerned just a couple episodes into last season. As a matter of fact, I heard Single Ladies on the radio a couple days ago and all I could think was, “Awwww. Remember when Glee was really good?”

I’m not really torn up about it, though, because I remain hooked on WAY TOO MANY shows, about half of which seem to be scheduled on Tuesday nights this fall. Seriously, why are so many of my shows on Tuesday nights?

Tuesday isn’t the only problem night. Like every new season of television, I’m not sure how I can possibly manage without a DVR. I mean, really. Maybe if I held a fundraiser or created a Kickstarter campaign, I could afford to finally toss my VCR.

Of course, I’m only kidding. I watch about half of my shows online anyway, so surely my trusty old VCR and I can limp through another season. At least until the after-Thanksgiving sales . . .

As always, the networks are introducing a ton of new shows. And as always, only a few appear to have any potential at all. I’m planning to watch The Mindy Project with Mindy Kaling from The Office (FOX, premiering September 25 at 8:30 pm CST), and I’m crossing my fingers that Nashville with Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere (ABC, premiering October 10 at 9 pm CST) is significantly better than last year’s disappointing grown-up musical show, Smash.

I might try Revolution, supposedly the TV version of all those dystopian YA books I love (NBC, premiering September 17 at 9 pm CST); Arrow, because I kind of have a thing for superheroes (CW, premiering October 10 at 7 pm CST); and Last Resort, because a) it looks good and b) seeing Scott Speedman reminds me how much I loved Felicity (ABC, premiering September 27 at 7 pm CST).

Then again, I might decide two new shows is plenty. Or, more than enough, depending on who you ask.

The returning shows I’m still watching make up a long list on their own, after all. Once Upon a Time, How I Met Your Mother, Castle, NCIS, Hart of Dixie, New Girl, Happy Endings, Up All Night, Parks & Recreation and Community. (And I certainly won’t look away if I happen upon an episode of Modern Family, Suburgatory, Big Bang Theory or 30 Rock.)

And let’s not even talk about the pesky cable shows who can’t cooperate and follow the same season schedule the networks use. I’m talking to you, USA, TNT and SyFy!

What shows are you most looking forward to watching, both new and returning?

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