Did you know September is Library Card Sign-Up Month? It’s true, SEE? But the buzz on the street this month is less about library books, I’m afraid, and more about the new fall television lineup. And since we writers can’t always be writing, I thought it was worth a little discussion.
I’m always intrigued by the hype centered around particular shows. There are the old tried-and-trues, like Survivor, American Idol, Grey’s Anatomy, ER, etc…, but it’s the new stuff that gets my attention.
Of course “new” is a matter of opinion.
I don’t see much that’s fresh about this season’s premiering soapy sagas (Cane, Gossip Girl, Private Practice). And do we really need another cop show (K-Ville, Life) or “Angel” in this year’s offerings (Moonlight)? Are people clammoring for another quirky romantic comedy (The Big Bang Theory, Back to You) or reality TV show (Nashville, The Salt-N-Pepa Show, Search for the Next Elvira)? If you remember that movie Regarding Henry with Harrison Ford, then you know what Samantha Who? is all about. And I wonder what Lindsay Wagner thinks about the updated version of Bionic Woman?
But these ideas seem fresh–at least at first glance: [Read more…]