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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Fall TV Preview: Tuesday

New Show of Note: Bones (FOX, 8pm) brings Angel's David Boreanaz back to television. Yeah sure, we'd prefer to have had more Angel, and teaming him with Emily Deschanel may work. Or not...

Returning Favorite: Gilmore Girls (WB, 8pm), one of the best-written and -acted shows on tv, returns for a sixth season. Frankly, I don't care if Luke & Lorelei end up together or not, just so long as it continues to be funny and interesting. Our Tuesday night TV watching group spent the summer watching the first season on DVD, and I was impressed at how quickly the show found its feet early on.

Bonehead Scheduling Move of the Night: The 10pm hours finds returning Boston Legal (ABC), a lawyer show; new Close to Home (CBS), a cop show; both up against perennial ratings grabber Law & Order: SVU, a cop & lawyer show. Too much similarity for one hour, which will probably end up with Close to Home biting the dust.

Also New: Supernatural (WB) aims to be a Kolchack for the teen set; My Name is Earl (NBC) is getting notice from critics as one of the few actually funny new comidies; and Commander in Chief (ABC) gives us Geena Davis in the Martin Sheen role as President, because surely viewers aren't burned out on fictional Presidential politics. Oh hey, look, they're all on at 9pm, the same time as:

Also Returning: The Amazing Race (CBS), the only network 'reality' show worth watching, which mixes it up for the fall season with a family edition featuring teams of four. I can't tell you how glad I'll be to not see the token bickering engaged couple for a season.
|| Dave Carter, 4:53 PM


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