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10 New shows to watch for in 2010

Here is Tv.com’s Top 10 shows to watch for 2010.  I found it interesting.  Some shows I watch, some I heard were great, and some I just have never heard of.  

Friday January 22, 2010 Ms. Wendy will be joining as co-host of THE FILM LIST, to go over the shows we think you should watch in 2010.  Now it’s for the 2nd half of the 2009-10 TV season, not a summer or fall preview, it’s for winter and Spring of 2010. 

We will go over what’s coming out and give our choices for what you should watch and what we are going to watch.

Also notice, LOST is the top show on this list.  I like this guy Tim, who wrote the article. 

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

by Tim Surette TV.com Staff Writer 01/08/10 03:00 PM

In the old days of television (circa 2005), the midseason was where networks dumped their dead bodies. Scripted shows that weren’t good enough for the fall season would debut as “midseason replacements” for fall shows that tanked, and they’d run side-by-side with quick-buck reality shows.  

Not anymore. The midseason is home to some of television’s biggest hitters, including American Idol, Lost, and several premium-cable programs. So what should you keep an eye on in the first half of 2010? I chose ten comedy, drama and action programs I think will be worth watching (note: they’re all scripted shows that are premiering this midseason; returning fall shows and reality programs were not included).  

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

10. Life Unexpected — The CW, premiering January 18 at 9pm
For once, a new CW show that isn’t remaking an old program with hot youngsters. Life Unexpected follows a 16-year-old girl’s quest for emancipation from her biological parents, who gave her up for adoption. I’ve seen the pilot, and it’s touching and honest without being too cheesy. A pleasant surprise.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

9. Sons of Tucson — Fox, premiering March 14 at 8:30pm
Tyler Labine (Reaper‘s Sock) is a couple hundred pounds of comedy gold, and I’m psyched to see him play a con artist who pretends to be a dad to a trio of kids. The show will air right in the middle of Fox’s animation block, so expect the same goofball comedy that fans of those other shows love.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

8. Damages — FX, premiering January 25 at 10pm
The revolving door on television’s best acting ensemble will bring in Lily Tomlin, Campbell Scott, and Martin Short this year. But the real attraction here is the show’s twisted sense of storytelling; going through a season of Damages is like putting the pieces of a shattered mirror back together. Without the bad luck.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

7. Treme — HBO, premiering in April
I’d put Treme higher on the list, but since The Wire is still vastly underwatched, I’ll leave it here. This anticipated show from Wire creator David Simon follows musicians in post-Katrina New Orleans, so don’t expect any forensics, psychics, explosions, or vampires. Just quality drama about the lifeforce of New Orleans.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

6. The Tudors — Showtime, premiering April 11
The final season of cable’s most lavish program will conclude the decadent life of Henry VIII. Spoiler alert: He dies. Who will have their head chopped off? Who will Henry bed? Who will be bedded by Henry and then have their head chopped off? These answers and more on the next season of The Tudors!

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

5.  — HBO, premiering January 10 at 10pmBig Love
HBO’s Mormon drama gets more attention every season, and deservedly so. The acting is top notch (Chloe Sevigny and Jeanne Tripplehorn are Emmy-worthy), the drama is as heavy as it gets, and the subject matter is delightfully frowned upon by religious officials.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

4. Human Target — Fox, premiering January 17 at 8pm
If you like ’80s action movies that star wise-cracking macho men, you’ll like Human Target. Based on a comic book graphic novel, Human Target stars Mark Valley as a man who poses as a person in danger. There’s plenty of action and levity to make a bucket of popcorn mandatory during all viewings.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

3. Chuck — NBC, premiering January 10 at 9pm
The action-comedy (just barely!) returns for Season 3, and I couldn’t be happier. Why this show isn’t more popular is beyond me; it has spy gadgets, hot chicks, and a charming lead in Zachary Levi. This new season sees our accidental spy endowed with more than just top-secret tidbits; this time he actually learns how to kick some butt.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

2. Breaking Bad — AMC, premiering March 8
When we last saw Walter White, he was sifting through the wreckage of a plane crash that was indirectly his fault. Yikes. How is Season 3 going to top that? I don’t know, but I have all the faith that television’s best writing team to come up with something awesome.

Ten Shows to Watch this Midseason

  

1. Lost — ABC, premiering February 2 at 9pm
I know, shocker. But how could the final season of Lost NOT be number one? Old ghosts are back as we press the rewind button (or fast-forward button) to discover what happens if Jack’s plan to detonate the H-bomb is successful. The four-toed statue, the bones of Adam and Eve, John Locke’s destiny, it will all make sense. And if it doesn’t, I’ll hunt down the producers myself.

Almost made the list: 24, Caprica, Life and Times of Tim, Justified, Archer, Southland, The Pacific  
Which shows are you looking forward to?  


Heckle TV.com writer Tim Surette on Twitter: @TimAtTVDotCom  
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NEW TV SHOWS FOR 2009 : 10PM SLOT

Today is my review for new TV shows in the 10pm slot.

Here is my code for viewing :

Pass : Not going to watch

Trial : Give it 2-3 episodes to see if I’ll stay with it.

YES : I’m going to watch and stick with it.

DVD : Any show that I’ll will not watch during the first run but may rent or buy the season on DVD for summer hiatus viewing.

 

NEW SHOWS COMING TO NETWORK TV THIS FALL at the 10pm slot :

The Forgotten
Tuesdays
at 10:00pm
on ABC
A team of amateur detectives tries to identify a new body in each episode. The bodies narrate!
SOLO: TRIAL.  CHRISTIAN SLATER IS A FAVORITE AND IT LOOKS INTERESTING.
 
 
Eastwick
Wednesdays
at 10:00pm
on ABC
Remember the 1987 film The Witches of Eastwick? It’s like that, only on the small screen.
SOLO: MAYBE DVD.
 
 
The Good Wife
Tuesdays
at 10:00pm
on CBS
A defense attorney juggles her career dreams with her marriage to a high-profile politician.
SOLO: PASS.
 
 
The Jay Leno Show
Weeknights
at 10:00pm
on NBC
After 17 years of late-night television, Jay Leno is ready for primetime!
SOLO: LOVE JAY.  BUT IN PRIMETIME?  I WILL CHECK IT OUT WHEN NOTHING ELSE IS ON.
 
 
SLOT TBA
 
 
Copper
on ABC
Five rookie cops learn that life in the police force is a lot harder than they expected.
SOLO: DO I REALLY NEED TO WATCH?
 
 
The Deep End
on ABC
Four young lawyers learn the ropes at one of the most prestigious law firms in Los Angeles.
SOLO: THE PREMISE DOESN’T GRAB ME.  IF IT WORKS, DVD VIEWING.
 
 
Happy Town
on ABC
The new sheriff of a small town tries to solve the area’s first murder in seven years.
SOLO: DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THIS, BUT LOVE THE PREMISE.  TRIAL.
 
 
V
on ABC
Aliens arrive on Earth and claim they’re here to help us – but what are their true intentions?
SOLO: YES, I WILL WATCH AND STICK WITH IT. I LOVE ELIZABETH MITCHELL!!!!!!
 
 
The Bridge
on CBS
A former police union head with an attitude problem stars in this Canada/US collaboration.
SOLO : PASS.  MAYBE DVD IN A FEW YEARS.
 
 
SOURCE : WWW.TV.COM

NEW SHOWS FOR 2009 : 9PM SLOT

Today is my review for new TV shows in the 9pm slot.

Here is my code for viewing :

Pass : Not going to watch

Trial : Give it 2-3 episodes to see if I’ll stay with it.

YES : I’m going to watch and stick with it.

DVD : Any show that I’ll will not watch during the first run but may rent or buy the season on DVD for summer hiatus viewing.

 

NEW SHOWS COMING TO NETWORK TV THIS FALL at the 9pm slot :

 

Past Life
Tuesdays
at 9:00pm
on Fox
(Midseason)
The Past Life team returns clients to their previous lives to solve the issues of the present.
SOLO : DON’T KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT THIS ONE.  PASS
 
Glee
Wednesdays
at 9:00pm
on FOX
Welcome to the tough-as-nails world of competitive high school singing. It’s surprisingly fun!
SOLO : OH BOY, ENOUGH.  I GUESS IF YOU ARE A YOUNG SINGER SURE, BUT GOING TO : PASS
 
Human Target
Wednesdays
at 9:00pm
on FOX
(Midseason)
Security-for-hire Christopher Chance protects clients while learning about his own dark past.
SOLO : FRINGE ALUM MARK VALLEY.  WHO KNOWS.  DVD
 
Modern Family
Wednesdays
at 9:00pm
on ABC
This mockumentary probes the idea of “modern family” through the eyes of three diverse couples.
SOLO : I’LL WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU GUYS THINK.  PASS
 
NCIS: Los Angeles
Tuesdays
at 9:00pm
on CBS
Go deep into the heart of L.A. undercover with this special branch of the NCIS team!
SOLO : NEVER HAVE SEEN NCIS BUT I LIKE LL.  COULD BE GOOD.  TRIAL DVD FOR SURE.
 
Three Rivers
Sundays
at 9:00pm
on CBS
The doctors at an acclaimed transplant hospital hold patient’s lives in their hands every day.
SOLO : I LIKE ALEX BUT DO WE NEED ANOTHER DOCTOR SHOW?  PASS  MAYBE DVD…MAYBE
 
Melrose Place
Tuesdays
at 9:00pm
on CW
Laura Leighton and Thomas Calabro return as Sydney Andrews and Michael Mancini. ‘Nuff said.
SOLO : I WAS A HUGE MELROSE FAN BACK IN THE DAY.  GOING TO TRY IT.  TRIAL
 
The Beautiful Life
Wednesdays
at 9:00pm
on CW
Male and female models struggle with single life in New York City. Hot!
SOLO : PASS.
 
Trauma
Mondays
at 9:00pm
on NBC
Follow the emergency medical team out into the field – where anything can happen!
SOLO: WHAT DID I JUST SAY.  PASS
 
Day One
Mondays
at 9:00pm
on NBC
(Midseason)
A meteor hits the Earth, and only a few survive to rebuild it. Can they make it happen?
SOLO: WAIT FOR TRAILERS TO SEE IF IT’S ANY GOOD.  TRIAL
 
Mercy
Wednesdays
at 9:00pm
on NBC
(Midseason)
The friendship of three nurses lies at the center of this new NBC dramedy.
SOLO : WOW, ANOTHER HOSPITAL SHOW.  I CAN’T WAIT TO…PASS
 
9:30 PM
 
Cougar Town
Wednesdays
at 9:30pm
on ABC
Courteney Cox stars as a 40-year-old single mom who finds herself drawn to a younger man.
SOLO : I LIKE COUGARS.  I LIKE COURTNEY.  DVD
 
100 Questions
Tuesdays
at 9:30pm
on NBC
(Midseason)
Charlotte Payne is full of questions about love and life. Can anyone give her the answers?
SOLO : ONE ANSWER : PASS.
 
SOURCE : WWW.TV.COM
 

Our good friend  Boone (Ian Somerhalder)  in new CW show!

Here is an article by Tim Surette from TV.com :

CW splits up its Thursday night block, sending Smallville over to Friday nights.

With Clark gone, all the beer is Dean’s!

 

For the last several years, Thursdays on The CW has been etched in stone: Smallville at 8 p.m., followed by Supernatural at 9 p.m. The two seemed like a match made in heaven, thanks to their science-fiction and paranormal-driven plotlines. But business is business, and the two will now go their separate ways.

The CW is breaking up the couple that’s been together since March 2006, with Supernatural getting the time period in the divorce. Smallville will now air on Friday nights, and Supernatural will stay put on Thursdays, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Moving into Smallville‘s old digs will be the newbie The Vampire Diaries, one of the network’s biggest freshman shows. And with Vampire star Ian Somerhalder leading into Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, it could be a teen girl’s dream.

The move makes sense for The CW, as Supernatural and Smallville are now strong enough to help other shows. But Thursday is a bloodbath, with The Mentalist, Fringe, and Flash Forward moving into the night that already includes Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, and The Office. Total TiVo explosion.

The CW is also expected to pair up Melrose Place with 90210 on Tuesdays, and The Beautiful Life with America’s Next Top Model on Wednesdays. Expect an official announcement tomorrow at The CW’s upfront presentation.