Fall TV-So Many Shows, So Little Time

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American television viewers may find themselves without enough time to watch the variety of shows lined up for fall primetime television. Even with the help of TiVos and DVRs, battling time slots and budding new shows will leave many crawling back to Hulu and OnDemand programs to catch the ones they missed. With school, jobs, and extracurriculars, students have found they can’t fit any new shows in their schedules.

“I just don’t have time to watch T.V.,” Claire Dufault, junior, said.

For those with the time, Mario Lopez’s confrontational H8R, Stephen Spielberg produced Terra Nova, and Simon Cowell’s new performance competition series The X-Factor lead the host of new shows premiering this season. The New Girl Zooey Deschanel will join her sister Emily (Dr. Brennan from Bones) in the television realm. Jennifer Morrison (Dr. Cameron from House) headlines her own show Once Upon A Time – a twist upon the Snow White fairytale. A variety of original plot lines accompany other eye-catching names: Christina Ricci (Sleepy Hollow) in Pan Am, Claire Danes in Homeland, Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) in Ringer, and Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) in 2 Broke Girls. Cast and crew of the new productions do their best to pry committed fans from their already established favorites.

Vying for the top ratings, returning shows also sport some alterations. Law & Order: SVU will begin its first season without Chris Meloni (Elliot Stabler), and the cast of The Office must try to carry on their tradition of hilarity without Steve Carell (Michael Scott). Dexter, Supernatural, and other cult classics will reconvene in full force while esteemed crime dramas like NCIS, Criminal Minds, and CSI jump right into their thrills and chills.

While some may not have enough time to catch the alluring new shows and recurring classics, the masses will find themselves drawn to the small screen this fall.

“I can not wait for Glee to start running back up. That’s all I’ve been looking forward too!,” Colleen Whiting, senior, said.


Monday Primetime Schedule (All times ET/PT)
  8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Dancing With The Stars Castle
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2 Broke Girls Two and a Half Men Mike and Molly Hawaii Five-0
CW Gossip Girl * Hart of Dixie [Local programming]
Fox Terra Nova House * [Local programming]
NBC The Sing-Off The Playboy Club


Tuesday Primetime Schedule (All times ET/PT)
  8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Last Man Standing Man Up! Dancing With The Stars [Results] Body of Proof
CBS NCIS NCIS: Los Angeles Unforgettable
CW 90210 * Ringer [Local programming]
Fox Glee New Girl Raising Hope * [Local programming]
NBC The Biggest Loser Parenthood


Wednesday Primetime Schedule (All times ET/PT)
  8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC The Middle Suburgatory Modern Family Happy
Endings *
CBS Survivor Criminal Minds CSI: Crime Scene Investigation *
CW H8R America’s Next Top Model [Local programming]
Fox The X Factor I Hate My Teenage Daughter [Local programming]
NBC Up All Night Free Agents Harry’s Law * Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Thursday Primetime Schedule (All times ET/PT)
  8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Charlie’s Angels Grey’s Anatomy Private Practice
CBS The Big Bang Theory How to Be a Gentleman Person of Interest The Mentalist
CW The Vampire Diaries The Secret Circle [Local programming]
Fox The X Factor [results] Bones [Local programming]
NBC Community Parks & Recreation * The Office Whitney Prime Suspect


Friday Primetime Schedule (All times ET/PT)
  8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition * Shark Tank * 20/20
CBS A Gifted Man CSI: New York Blue Bloods
CW Nikita * Supernatural [Local programming]
Fox Kitchen Nightmares Fringe [Local programming]
NBC Chuck * Grimm ** Dateline NBC *


Saturday Primetime Schedule (All times ET/PT)
  8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC Saturday Night College Football [LIVE at 8p ET / 5p PT]
CBS Rules of Engagement * [Various repeats] 48 Hours Mystery
Fox Cops Cops [Various repeats] [Local programming]
NBC [Various repeats]
Sunday Primetime Schedule (All times ET/PT)
  7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos Once Upon a Time ** Desperate Housewives Pan Am
CBS 60 Minutes The Amazing Race The Good Wife * CSI: Miami
Fox NFL postgame [LIVE] The Cleveland Show * † The Simpsons Allen Gregory † Family Guy American Dad [Local programming]
NBC Football Night in America [LIVE] Sunday Night Football [LIVE at 8:15p ET / 5:15p PT]

(Primetime Schedule from of Jason Dietz, Metacritic)

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