The prime time schedule has been released by TV Guide.com and I am anticipating reporting on a few of these programs so my choices will only be among: ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC for this report.
Monday Choices 8:00 to 11:00 :
I will stick with what I like the best and will stay with CBS on Monday night. From 8:00 till 10:00 I will be watching: How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, Two and a Half Men, and the new addition; Mike and Molly. From the previews of Mike and Molly, it should be a great addition to the Monday night comedy lineup. I love the first three shows and Mike and Molly looks like a winner following Two and a Half Men. For my alternate choice, I will watch House on FOX, it is a quality program but reruns are abundant on other cable channels, so I can always catch up or DVR the show. At 10:00, I am undecided. I was a fan of the old Hawaii Five-0 and not sure about this one, Castle, I never gave a chance and Chase is completely unknown to me but will investigate before I reject it.
Tuesday Choices 8:00 to 11:00 :
I almost always watch the Biggest Loser which is a two hour program but just may have to forego the first hour for ABC’s No Ordinary Family. Michael Chiklis stars in this fun family dramedy about a family whose plane crashes in the Amazon, but they survive and discover that they possess magical powers. I loved Chiklis as Vic Massey on The Shield and glad he is back! At 10:00 the DVR will again be in action as ABC’s new show Detroit 1-8-7 starring Michael Imperioli and CBS’s The Good Wife.
Wednesday Choices 8:00 to 11:00 :
Survivor is now on Wednesday at 8:00 and I will not miss it and will be reporting on it as I have been reporting on Big Brother. One program that is on ABC at 8:00 is The Middle starring Patricia Heaton which I find adorable and will most certainly set the DVR for that one. At 9:00 Criminal Minds is my favorite. This program is so enthralling and the collection of stars on this show makes a wonderful mix of nerds and misfits that gel together to make a team of fearless crime fighters. At 10:00 it’s a race to see who will win the top slot with three new programs: ABC has The Whole Truth starring Rob Morrow and Maura Tierney. This courtroom drama shows the case from the beginning to end on both sides. The defense and the prosecution are shown from inception to verdict. Sounds like a good one to me. On CBS there is a “new” show The Defenders stars Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell. I put new in quotes because I remember years ago there was a program called The Defenders starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed (pre Brady Bunch). I do not know if this is a resurrection of an old program or that they just ran out of names. Although I like both stars, I would opt for The Whole Truth on ABC. The third new show is Law & Order Los Angeles. I feel that Law & Order ran its course and a change of venue will do nothing to make me watch this one.
Thursday Choices 8:00 to 11:00 :
CBS to me is a winner by putting The Big Bang Theory on Thursday night at 8:00 and a new program in the 8:30 slot starring William Shatner in $#*! My Dad Says as a cantankerous father who speaks his mind. I do have to admit that My Generation has piqued my interest and I will have to at least give it a chance. To complete the evening; ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice will be given another chance, but when NBC’s The Apprentice starts, I will have to make a choice at 10:00.
Friday Choices 8:00 to 11:00 :
At 8:00 ABC is giving us a feel good show Secret Millionaire where millionaires change their living habits drastically and live with people who have very little and live like them on welfare wages and volunteer their time in some of the roughest neighborhoods in America. Ultimately the millionaire reveals his/her identity after the week is over and gives away at least $100,000 of their own money to change lives. At 9:00 ABC is also my choice for Body of Proof which I reported on already starring Dana Delaney and Jeri Ryan as medical examiners. At 10:00 there is no doubt that I will be watching Blue Bloods on CBS about a multi-generational family of cops starring Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg and Bridget Moynahan and Will Estes. Although Magnum P.I. has aged a bit, he still looks fantastic in his blue uniform.