Kind of burned out on television a little bit last year. I don’t know if it was the WGA strike, the inconsistent quality in shows I watch or just getting over watching a ton of telly. I suspect, now that I typed that out, it is a little bit of all those things.

So, I guess it comes as no surprise that my schedule this year is pretty light, which is a good thing. I deliberately decided not to glom on to any new hour long shows this year. I am going to try a couple out, but other than that, I am just saying no. I am also going to try out a new 1/2 comedy and re-adopt one that fell to the wayside last year. Finally, I am going to try and write a little bit about shows each week just to judge my interest, and yours, in them. That means comments people!

That said, here’s my fall schedule (new shows in bold):

  • Sunday: Nada
  • Monday: Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Gossip Girl, Chuck, Heroes, My Own Worst Enemy
  • Tuesday: Eli Stone
  • Wednesday: Gary Unmarried
  • Thursday: Smallville, The Office, 30 Rock (re-adopt), Life on Mars
  • Friday: Nope
  • Saturday: Uh-uh. Do they show anything besides College Football these days?

Too bad Monday is so stacked. You can add The Hills (don’t ask why) and Friday Night Lights (when not on DirecTV) somewhere in there. I fully expect all three of those new shows to be canceled. The first two are simply for eye candy — Madchen Amick and Paula Marshall respectively — and the last because it looks cool and has an interesting cast.

Yes, Eli Stone. I got sucked in after Lost last year. I guess sometimes that lead-in thing works, but I genuinely enjoyed the show.

Yes, Gossip Girl was a joke. Really. The Hills? Not joking. It is a train wreck I can’t stop watching. GG? Joking. I mean it.

I will have more on midseason, or second season as it might as well be called now, shows when more is known later this year. For now I am planning on Lost, Reaper, Scrubs and Dollhouse.

Look for my first post about weekly watching at the end of this week!