I hate the network programmers. Why do they insist on piling the shows that I like up against one another? Here are the crimes against my TV viewing being committed this fall. Sunday: 9P Alias (ABC) vs L&O: Criminal Intent (NBC) vs The X-Files (Fox) If Alias turns out to be good, this could be the year I finally give up on The X-Files. Or NBC could move L&O to 10P where it belongs. I may start the season out using a VCR! My live TV feed will be tuned to Sunday Night NFL. Tuesday: 8P Dharma & Greg / What About Joan? (ABC) vs That 70's Show / Undeclared (Fox) vs Gilmore Girls (WB) vs Buffy the Vampire Slayer (UPN) Adios Dharma. So long Joan. You were fun while it lasted, but Buffy and the Gilmore Girls are getting recorded on the two TiVos. Damn You Fox! Why are you putting the show that I'm most hyped about (Undeclared) on against my must-sees? Cancel that stupid Comedy Wheel thing on Wednesday at 8 and move Undeclared there. Please. I still haven't figured this one out. Thursday: 8P Whose Line...? (ABC) vs Survivor (CBS) vs Friends / The Show after Friends (NBC) vs. Family Guy / The Tick (Fox) Aaaaaarrrghhhh! This is harder than Sophie's Choice. I can drop Whose Line because I've been able to catch up with those in the summertime (but it's still consistently the funniest show on TV). I can easily watch The Tick instead of NBC's never funny 8:30 show (which is Inside Schwartz at the moment), but Survivor vs Friends vs Family Guy is too painful to contemplate. Gilmore Girls lost this battle last year because I had never seen it. If it hadn't been moved to Tuesdays, I would definitely have to send a letter to my Congressman to get this resolved. Another possible conflict: Wednesday at 8 Ed (NBC) vs Grounded For Life (Fox) vs Enterprise (UPN) This could be the end of GFL if Enterprise doesn't suck (unless they repeat the episodes on Saturday like they did with Voyager). But what are the odds that Enterprise won't suck? So if there are any network programmers or assistants of programmers reading this forum, put down your latte, go to the big board and move L&O: CI, Undeclared, and Family Guy to better time slots. Thanks oh so much. Can anyone else sympathize with my plight? I feel very sorry for those if you with only one TiVo. You must not like TV very much. Brad PS: My prediction for the first show to get whacked is Wolf Lake.