Now that the summer blockbuster frenzy (one of the best ones in recent years, IMHO) is over in the States, the movies have dried up. But good news for those of us who need their dose of pop culture madness... because it's Fall, and the 2008-09 TV season is officially underway!!!
Sure, some shows like Mad Men have already begun since July; while some shows like Smallville, Lost and CSI: New York finished their latest seasons in May; but yesterday marked the premiere of the first episode of a TV series that I actually follow consistently - Bones, to be exact.
After the whole writer's strike fiasco last year where so many series were cut short, it's great to have the TV season back up and running once again. I have to admit I was VERY fearful for some of the good new shows last year like Chuck, Pushing Daisies, Sarah Connor Chronicles and my personal favorite, Life; but thankfully they have ALL been renewed for another season.
And of course, the good old staples like 24, House MD, Supernatural, Dexter, CSI are back. And it'll be interesting if Heroes can recover from the lousy 'half-season' last year.
There are also some interesting looking new shows coming up - the ones that caught my eye are Fringe (created by J.J. Abrams), Knight Rider (the pilot was so-so, but I miss the Trans-am KITT) and 90210 (yes, it's a reboot of THAT show).
Anyway, here is a list of when the shows are starting this couple of months, in chronological order. Obviously this is the schedule in US, and not Malaysia (good luck waiting for them to come to Astro). But it's a good guide for you, in case you want to know when to start er... acquiring the episodes.
- Mad Men (Season 2): July 27
- Prison Break (Season 4): September 1
- 90210 (Season 1): September 2
- Bones (Season 4): September 3
- The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Season 2): September 8
- Fringe (Season 1): September 9
- House MD (Season 5): September 16
- Knight Rider (Season 1): September 17
- Supernatural (season 4): September 18
- Smallville (Season 8): September 18
- Heroes (Season 3): September 22
- Boston Legal (Season 5): September 22
- CSI: Miami (Season 7): September 22
- CSI: New York (Season 5): September 24
- My Name Is Earl (Season 4): September 25
- Ugly Betty (Season 3): September 25
- Grey's Anatomy (Season 5): September 25
- Californication (Season 2): September 28
- Desperate Housewives (Season 5): September 28
- Dexter (Season 3): September 28
- Chuck (Season 2): September 29
- Life (Season 2): September 29
- Friday Night Lights (Season 3): October 1
- Private Practise (Season 2): October 1
- Pushing Daisies (Season 2): October 1
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Season 9): October 9
- 24 (Season 7): November 23
For more shows, including sitcoms and reality shows, go to the TV Guide's list HERE. (Thanks to Dils for the link!)