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New on Mondays this Fall

Posted by Mr. Feeny on August 20, 2009

I think it’s about time we start previewing the 21 new shows that will be premiering this Fall. There are several mid-season replacements already known, but why preview those now? There are also a few cable or premium shows that could be good, but we’ll review those separately. These “New on _____s” posts will be limited to the five broadcast networks.

After we preview each show for you, we’ll do one massive post with our predictions. And then the fun really begins as we start watching and reviewing them. Remember, we want your input too! If you like or don’t like the sound of a show, let us know!

Mondays will have the second fewest changes of any weekday. After all, it already has some of the most popular shows on television. Only Friday has fewer changes, and that’s for the exact opposite reason…that nobody cares. But in short, Mondays this Fall will add one comedy, one drama, and one Jay Leno.

Accidentally on Purpose

Basics: Relationship Sitcom
Twist: Older woman gets knocked up by a younger man, so they start living together
Stars You Know: Jenna Elfman (Dharma and Greg), Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty), Grant Show (Melrose Place)
Creative Team: Creator Claudia Lonow (The War at Home, Rude Awakening); writer’s first project
Timeslot: 7:30 (Mon)
Network: CBS
Going Against: Dancing with the Stars, Heroes, House, One Tree Hill
Premiere: September 21

The Jay Leno Show

Basics: The Tonight Show
Twist: It’s in primetime…every weekday
Stars You Know: Jay Leno (The Tonight Show), Kevin Eubanks (The Tonight Show)
Timeslot: 9:00 (M-F)
Network: NBC
Going Against: Many different shows, all pretty much dramas, which is their hook
Premiere: September 14


Basics: Medical Drama
Twist: Only about first responders, not the hospital doctors
Stars You Know: Aimee Garcia (George Lopez), Anastasia Griffith (Damages), Jamey Sheridan (Law & Order: CI), Kevin Rankin (Friday Night Lights)
Creative Team: Relative unknowns
Timeslot: 8:00 (Mon)
Network: NBC
Going Against: Dancing with the Stars, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Lie to Me, Gossip Girl
Premiere: September 28

10 Responses to “New on Mondays this Fall”

  1. Blu said

    Accidentally on Purpose looks like a knocked up rip off – prediction short lifespan
    Jay Leno – Never was a fan – prediction longer lifespan
    Trauma – Looks like it would make a better movie than a series

  2. Mr. Feeny said

    I’ll go into this more during our big prediction post…

    but I agree with each of those. AoP will be done by mid-season. Leno will have to last at least a year. They can’t scrap the idea midseason, for the simple practical reason that they’d need 5 shows to replace him. And Trauma seems too action-packed for an hour of television every week.

  3. Blu said

    I predict lots of TV viewing discussion with you in the future Captain Renault.

  4. Mr. Feeny said

    Oh my goodness. Thank you Blu (and IMDB). I now must find the 6 episodes of this series.

    David Soul as Rick? Hector Elizondo as Renault? Plus Ray Liotta? I never knew. The acting must have been fantastic…I assume the scripts, though, were bad.

  5. Lance Berkman a.k.a. Phil Mickelson a.k.a. Pau Gasol said

    l = k in the world of Pau Gasol

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