TV shows which new ones did you watch, which future ones will you watch?

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  1. CaptDS9E

    CaptDS9E Cinematographer

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    I know a lot of shows were cancelled outright and some just ended like x-files and Ally McBeal. There are a lot of new shows which came out last season and some which are coming this summer/fall. Which have you watched and which new ones will you watch? This thread could get long
    So you know im big on sci-fi shows which is what i mostly watch and also i would like to thank god for Tivo :)
    From Last Season
    24-What can i say. One of the best shows on network TV which not a lot of people caught on to. But the show steadily gained ratings so its renewed for another season with the same format.
    Jerimiah-Its on showtime but its a great show. Great acting, great writing by JMS/Egan. Worth getting showtime for
    Enterprise-If its Trek Im there no matter what anyone says
    Mutant X- I was always big on super hero stuff so im for it
    Witchblade-Been a long time since the first season (last summer)but i really liked this show not for the story about the witchblade, but the police story itself was excellent. Season 2 starting soon, hopefully Yancy gets the help she needs in rehab
    Coming this summer or fall... Ill try the following.
    Summer
    The Dead Zone
    Based on the Steven king book, . Some ex ST[​IMG]S9 writers in charge which should be good
    Odyssey 9-On before Jerimiah so ill give it a shot
    Fall
    Dinotopia-Many didnt like the tv miniseries. The first part was not terrific, but parts 2 and 3 made up for it. Deserves a look
    Firefly- Finally a cool looking sci-fi show on Network tv
    Birds of Prey/Twilight Zone-On at the same time. I hate when this happens
    So how about yours??
    P.S. No that isnt a lot of tv :)
     
  2. Brad Grenz

    Brad Grenz Second Unit

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    This last season?

    24- absolute brilliantly done thriller.

    Alias- Another fantastic spy show.

    Andy Richter Controls the Universe- One of the best comedies in a long time.

    Law and Order: Criminal Intent- I saw this one almost never because it was opposite Alias, but the couple I have seen have been fantastic. I'm glad summer is here so I can catch up!

    The Shield- F/X comes out of nowhere with what is one of the best shows I've seen since Homicide went off the air.

    Next Year?

    Firefly- I'll tune in to see how this project from Joss Whedon turns out. There's been troubling rumors about the show, though.

    I'm not sure what else that might interest me next season...
     
  3. Mike St.Louis

    Mike St.Louis Supporting Actor

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    The new shows I watched this year were: Smallville, Enterprise and Alias.

    I am anxiously awaiting the return of Smallville. Easily the best new show I saw.

    Enterprise. Maybe. I wasn't a fan of the first season.

    Alias. Nope.
     
  4. James E

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    Noone else wants more wolf lake? [​IMG]
    james
     
  5. Malcolm R

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    Hmmmm. I don't think I watched any of the new shows this past year.

    I'll probably give "Firefly" a try this year simply because it's Joss Whedon. Haven't heard much about the other new shows. I was interested in the Nathan Lane comedy, but apparently it wasn't picked up.
     
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    I'm looking forward tthe Mole on Tuesday!

    Brent
     
  7. Richard Fuller

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    Have to agree Smallville and 24 were great new shows and luckly they will be back next season. Enterprise was good sometimes and I'll check in most of the time but some show that were on last year that I liked but weren't continued were All Souls and 7 days I think the shows should be brought back.
     
  8. Jason Seaver

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    Watched this year (by day):

    Saturday: "Citizen Baines" was a great show that very few people saw. Too bad; it had an absolutely fantastic cast (James Cromwell, Embeth Davidtz, Jane Adams, et al) and mature, smart writing. It shut down when the producers and network figured it would never make back its costs.

    Sunday: "Alias" was pretty decent, although I got cliffhanger fatigue; "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" might be the best L&O yet.

    Monday: "Crossing Jordan". To be honest, there were points where I was watching this to play "stock footage/location/double" with a show set in my hometown. It's a decent murder mystery show, but the mystery stuff is often almost perfunctory; it's the comedy and subplots that make it enjoyable.

    Tuesday: "24" became a favorite; "Smallville" as well. I really never quite got into "Undeclared"; I'd alternate between explosive laughter and having my thumb twitch over the "jump forward 30 seconds button". "Andy Richter" is one I'll be glad to see back.

    Wednesday: "The Amazing Race", although I didn't start until race #2. I'm one of those that loved "Greg The Bunny". I tolerated "Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central)" because it had Ivan Sergei and John "horribly underused" Cleese; I bailed on "Wolf Lake" after one episode. I'm still with "Enterprise", but I have terrible inertia where "Star Trek" is concerned.

    Thursday: A moment of silence for "The Tick"; I rather enjoyed "The Agency"

    Friday: "Thieves" was a guilty pleasure.

    As to what I'm looking for next season... Well, did that in another thread.
     
  9. Adam Lenhardt

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    New that I watched:
    Enterprise - until I decided it sucked. Made it five episodes, then decided it just wasn't for me.
    Smallville - I'm absolutely in love with this show. Brillant comic book mythos brought to the TV screen.
    Andy Ricter Controls the Universe - one of the few comedies that kept me laughing consistently.
    The Tick - What a wonderful, misunderstood show. Stupid to the point of hilarity.

    Coming Soon that I will watch:
    Dragnet - What can I say? It's Dragnet.
    The Twilight Zone - Morbid fascination.
    Birds of Prey - Another Comic book inspired TV series from the people behind Smallville? I'm there.
    Push, Nevada - It's been described as the next Twin Peaks...
    Firefly - Maybe a good version of Enterprise. Good, being, what I personally am looking forward to in the Trek-inspired genre.
     
  10. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Almost every new show last season got cancelled on me
    Greg the Bunny? Dead
    The Tick? Dead
    Enterprise, it's Trek, but it's no TNG/DS9. It CAN be, but it's not there yet
    For the new year
    Firefly: It's Lord Whedon, how can it possibly be naything but amazing? [​IMG]
    You'll all be bowing before him come next fall.
     
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  12. Rich Malloy

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    New shows I love:

    "The Osbournes"
    "24"
    "Home Movies", "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" (other "Adult Swim" fare, as well, but primarily these two.)
    "The Bernie Mac Show" - hilarious the few times I've seen it, but I think it's up against "West Wing" or "Buffy" or another of my favorite, never-miss shows.


    Next season:
    Only looking forward to "Firefly" at present.
     
  13. Jason Seaver

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    Jeff's, um, committed...

    Still, "Firefly" has me worried. We all remember that the end result the last couple of times Whedon did something space-based were "Alien Resurrection" and "Titan A.E.", and as much as Jeff and/or Joss try to deny his responsibility for those and "Atlants", a pattern of disappointment in his sci-fi does sort of start to emerge.

    And they recast characters early in the pilot - though that generally doesn't worry me, being normal growing pains. Heck, even "Voyager" was even able to recast its lead and eventually become... Well, let's move on.

    It's the reshoots because Fox wanted more action, the hints it would get bumped to midseason, and now the word that Whedon wrote a new pilot script that worries me. Either the initial pilot was severely underwhelming, or a good show is dealing with network goonery. Either way, the money guys and creative guys are potentially already in an adverserial situation, and I can't off-hand think of a time when that's been a good thing for a TV series.
     
  14. Jeff Kleist

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    They're shooting a new pilot for Firefly. The current pilot will be a 2 parter during sweeps

    Joss is personally involved with it, as in on-set
     
  15. John Berggren

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    My favorite new shows from last season:

    Greg the Bunny
    The Tick
    24
    The Ellen Show

    I also watched Enterprise out of some sense of obligation. I caught about 2/3 of the episodes. I'm wavering on season 2.

    Cross your fingers that your shows aren't on my list of interests for next year. I have a 3/4 cancellation rate.

    Looking forward to:

    Odyssey 5
    Birds of Prey
    Firefly
    Hack
     
  16. Jake Gove

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    New shows:

    Undeclared - I hope Fox brings it back, my favorite show, period.

    Andy Richter - hilarious

    Scrubs - kind of grew on me

    Amazing Race 2 - loved this one, wish I had see the first one

    24 - the first several episodes were great, lost steam and became like a soap (particularly Jack's daughter and wife's plotlines) in the middle episodes. Haven't watched the last five episodes yet (saved on my Tivo).

    Liked the first two episodes of The Mole II.
     

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