2012 Fall TV Season - new and returning show

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  1. AliasJohnDoe

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    The Game of Thrones got a mention. :D
     
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    They're doing the "Twilight Zone" marathon? I wasn't able to find it. Maybe my listings are wrong. I'll check again -- I was distraught about having to ring in the new year without that goofy old gremlin on the wing of the plane!
     
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    The "Twilight Zone" marathon is on the SYFY channel.

     
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    Did anyone watch Picture Paris on HBO - a short film starring Julia Louis Dreyfus? It was entertaining and not what I expected.
     
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    "Merlin" - the final season will begin airing on SyFy 1/4/13. This is one of my guilty pleasures. Terrible FX and formulaic to the max, but I love it anyway! Sad it will be ending :wuzrobbed
     
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    Oyyyy. This means I will not be getting much sleep over the next couple days. LOL
     
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    I stopped watching "Bunheads" because it was just too cute imo. But after watching later episodes I skipped earlier I find it a little less cute and more enjoyable. At any rate it is better than a lot of dreck that is out there so I want to see if this series makes it through 2013.
     
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    Bomb Girls returns tonight at 8pm on Global in Ontario. :cheer:
     
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    I might be the only person who believes this but I enjoy the BBC's "The Hour" more than I enjoy AMC's "Mad Men." Somehow the BBC's 50's- 60's era show still rings true for today's political climate and as I like political themes on shows I was hooked by "The Hour" from the get-go.
     
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    I liked both, but for different reasons.

    I also don't think there's much point in comparing them. They both take place in roughly the same era ... but that's where the similarity ends. Aside from being set on different continents and in very different workplace settings, The Hour was a conceived as 6-part series with a defined beginning, middle, and end, while Mad Men was always intended to be a continuing series with characters coming and going, multiple plot arcs, etc. etc. It was only because of popular demand that The Hour came back for a second season.

    It does illustrate the biggest difference between American and British TV though: American series always intend to be multiple seasons long (networks, viewers, and sponsors willing) ... while British series are almost always conceived as single seasons, with additional seasons added only if the produces feel there's something more to say (and if the talent involved is willing).
     
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    Last night's episode continued to prove that Monica Potter and Peter Krause are doing Emmy-worthy work on Parenthood this season. Their scenes lately have just been beautifully scripted and acted.

    I just worry that this season has tried to tackle too many big "issues". Just off the top of my head, they've done infidelity, adoption, cancer, financial problems, and a biggie's coming according to next week's teaser. The show's wonderful, but I'm afraid too many people may find it a downer, putting it in jeopardy.
     
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    "Suburgatory" is really starting to grow on me.
     
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    Before the season started, I was really hoping one of either Chicago Fire or Nashville would start sucking at some point so my Wednesday night viewing would be a little easier but darn it, they're both really good and getting better every week (CF has really found a great balance between the characters and the firefighting action). One of them has to move time slots if they both come back next season because I can't handle the schedule for another season, LOL :lol:

    Also excited about Bunheads coming back on Monday! :biggrinbo
     
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    Pretty Little Liars is back on Tuesday! :cheer2: :cheer2:
     
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    And don't forget suicide, ptsd, substance abuse, and Asperger's (tho these days it's probably harder to find a show that doesn't have someone with Asperger's).

    I agree that the show does tend to be somewhat too "issue" oriented ... but I forgive them because each issue is dealt with sincerely and honestly. The writing never feels exploitative, and the acting is universally excellent.
     
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    Now I'm almost to the point where I prefer the British way of doing this because you see so many talented actors active in television as well as film. Of course the disadvantage is to us when we fall in love with a show as I have with "Sherlock." Cumberbatch and Freeman are so popular now that I read recently that the new season will not arrive until 2014 due to demands on their time. Argh!
     
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    Mid-Season 2013 TV Schedule:
    http://cliqueclack.com/p/2013-midseason-tv-premiere-return-schedule/

    January's New/Return Schedule:

    Tuesday, January 1
    9:00 Dance Moms (Lifetime)
    9:00 Dual Survival (Discovery)
    9:00 Emily Owens, M.D. (CW)
    10:00 Parenthood (NBC)
    10:00 Storage Wars: New York (A&E)
    10:30 Double Divas (Lifetime)



    Wednesday, January 2
    8:00 Whitney (NBC)
    8:30 Guys With Kids (NBC)
    9:00 Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
    9:00 NOVA (PBS)
    10:00 Chicago Fire (NBC)
    10:00 American Horror Story (FX)

    Thursday, January 3
    8:00 The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
    9:00 Person of Interest (CBS)
    10:00 Buck Wild (MTV)
    10:00 Elementary (CBS)

    Friday, January 4
    8:30 Need To Know (PBS)
    9:00 CSI: NY (CBS)
    10:00 Bering Sea Gold (Discovery)
    10:00 Blue Bloods (CBS)
    10:00 Merlin (Syfy)
    10:00 Over/Under (USA)

    Sunday, January 6
    8:00 Mob Wives (VH1)
    8:00 Once Upon a Time (ABC)
    8:00 The Simpsons (FOX)
    8:30 Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
    9:00 The Biggest Loser (NBC)
    9:00 Downton Abbey (PBS)
    9:00 Family Guy (FOX)
    9:00 The Good Wife (CBS)
    9:00 Rachael Vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off (Food)
    9:00 Revenge (ABC)
    9:30 American Dad (FOX)
    10:00 The Mentalist (CBS)
    10:00 Happy Endings (ABC)
    10:30 Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC)
    11:00 Watch What Happens: Live (Bravo)

    Monday. January 7
    8:00 Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
    8:00 The Bachelor (ABC)
    8:00 Switched at Birth (ABC Family)
    9:00 Bunheads (ABC Family)
    10:00 Deception (NBC)
    10:00 Vanderpump Rules (Bravo)
    10:00 Castle (ABC)

    Tuesday, January 8
    8:00 Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (NBC)
    8:00 NCIS (CBS)
    8:00 Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
    8:00 Raising Hope (FOX)
    8:30 Ben & Kate (FOX)
    9:00 Go On (NBC)
    9:00 The Lying Game (ABC Family)
    9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
    9:00 New Girl (FOX)
    9:30 The Mindy Project (FOX)
    9:30 The New Normal (NBC)
    10:00 Africa (Discovery)
    10:00 America’s Supernanny (Lifetime)
    10:00 Chopped (Food)
    10:00 Cougar Town (TBS)
    10:00 Frontline (PBS)
    10:00 The Joe Schmo Show (Spike)
    10:00 Justified (FX)
    10:00 Million Dollar Decorators (Bravo)
    10:00 Private Practice (ABC)
    10:00 Snooki & JWoww (MTV)
    10:00 Vegas (CBS)
    10:30 The Burn With Jeff Ross (Comedy)

    Wednesday, January 9
    8:00 The Middle (ABC)
    8:30 The Neighbors (ABC)
    9:00 People’s Choice Awards (CBS)
    9:00 Modern Family (ABC)
    9:30 Suburgatory (ABC)
    10:00 Barter Kings (A&E)
    10:00 Nashville (ABC)
    10:00 Washington Heights (MTV)

    Thursday, January 10
    8:00 30 Rock (NBC)
    8:00 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (CW)
    8:00 Last Resort (ABC)
    9:00 Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
    9:00 The Killer Speaks (A&E)
    9:00 Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo)
    9:00 The Office (NBC)
    10:00 Kathy (Bravo)
    10:00 Property Wars (Discovery)
    10:00 Scandal (ABC)

    Friday, January 11
    9:00 Fringe (FOX)

    Saturday, January 12
    10:00 Banshee (Cinemax)

    Sunday, January 13
    7:30 The Cleveland Show (FOX)
    8:00 Golden Globe Awards (NBC)
    9:00 Girls (HBO)
    9:00 Shameless (Showtime)
    9:30 Enlightened (HBO)
    10:00 House of Lies (Showtime)
    10:30 Californication (Showtime)

    Monday, January 14
    8:00 Bones (FOX)
    8:00 The Carrie Diaries (CW)
    8:00 Continuum (Syfy)
    8:00 How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
    9:00 2 Broke Girls (CBS)
    9:00 Being Human (Syfy)
    9:30 Mike & Molly (CBS)
    10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
    10:00 Lost Girl (Syfy)

    Tuesday, January 15
    8:00 Hart of Dixie (CW)
    8:00 Pioneers of Television (PBS)
    9:00 Face Off (Syfy)
    9:00 The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (History)
    10:00 Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET)
    10:30 Second Generation Wayans (BET)
    10:30 Total Blackout (Syfy)

    Wednesday, January 16
    8:00 American Idol (FOX)
    8:00 Arrow (CW)
    9:00 Criminal Minds (CBS)
    9:00 Ghost Hunters (Syfy)
    9:00 Supernatural (CW)
    10:00 Bobby’s Dinner Battle (Food)
    10:00 CSI (CBS)
    10:00 Ghost Mine (Syfy)
    10:00 Workaholics (Comedy)
    10:30 Kroll Show (Comedy)

    Thursday, January 17
    8:00 The Vampire Diaries (CW)
    8:30 Parks & Recreation (NBC)
    9:00 Anger Management (FX)
    10:00 Archer (FX)
    10:00 Suits (USA)
    10:30 Legit (FX)
    11:00 Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (FX)
    12:00AM Newsreaders (Adult Swim)

    Friday, January 18
    8:00 Nikita (CW)
    10:00 Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

    Saturday, January 19
    9:00 Ripper Street (BBCA)

    Monday, January 21
    9:00 90210 (CW)
    9:00 The Following (FOX)

    Tuesday, January 22
    8:00 The Taste (ABC)
    8:00 The Ultimate Fighter (FX)
    10:00 White Collar (USA)
    10:00 Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (BBCA)

    Wednesday, January 23
    10:00 Necessary Roughness (USA)

    Thursday, January 24
    9:00 Beauty and the Beast (CW)
    9:00 Glee (FOX)
    9:00 Project Runway (Lifetime)

    Friday, January 25
    9:00 Spartacus: War of the Damned (Starz)

    Sunday, January 27
    8:00 Screen Actors Guild Awards (TNT, TBS)

    Monday, January 28
    9:00 Dallas (TNT)

    Tuesday, January 29
    9:00 Top Gear (History)
    10:00 Southie Rules (A&E)
    10:00 Ultimate Soldier Challenge (History)
    10:00 The Americans (FX)
    11:00 Nikki & Sara Live (MTV)

    Thursday, January 31
    10:00 Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell (Food)
    10:00 Do No Harm (NBC)
     
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    I started watching at the beginning of the run, for Peter Krause. I enjoyed him on this show, and I enjoyed most of the kids, but so many of the other characters were written in such an unlikeable way and/or acted in such an annoying way that I had to bail. Could not stand Lauren Graham as an actress.
     
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    Erika Christensen is my favourite on Parenthood. I am all about the Victor storyline.
     
  26. Buzz

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    Hey AliasJohnDoe you forgot one! Arrow is back on the 16th! :cheer2:
     
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    Something's off with that list. It doesn't show any CBS or ABC shows returning till February, when most if not all of them actually return this month.
     
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    Person of Interest returns tonight! :cheer:
     
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    :lol: I noticed that after CBS has all new shows on tonight. Zap2it.com usually has a listing but they are late.

    This list from cliqueclack.com seems to have a better filled in schedule. I'll switch it with the one I have above in post #623:
    http://cliqueclack.com/p/2013-midseason-tv-premiere-return-schedule/
     
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  30. Buzz

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    WOOT WOOT WOOT :cheer2: