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David / October 1, 2007 11:47 PM

I suppose I'll be intermittently watching The Office. I think that's it, though.

J D / October 1, 2007 11:56 PM

This new "pre-processing" system sucks, I had a good response. But it got bounced because of some arbitrary, archaic, system function.
On to something thats better time consuming!

David / October 2, 2007 12:15 AM

Yeah, JD, we're not happy with it either. We're working on getting everything back to normal ASAP. 'sorry for all the trouble.

Andrew / October 2, 2007 12:28 AM

We're not screening things on purpose, JD -- we upgraded Movable Type and the comment spam filters have gotten stuck on stun. We're about as happy having to approve everything as you are getting screened.

jennifer / October 2, 2007 1:10 AM

as my television viewing will be limited to those shows accessible online (and those that I can manage to watch without feeling too guilty about not reading something for grad school), the following are all possibilities: grey's and ugly betty. when I'm really wanting to procrastinate/put myself into panic mode immediately after the show is done: antm and the hills.

I could almost cut off my fingers for admitting that I watch the hills. for shame!

charlie / October 2, 2007 7:00 AM

This Old House

Doyle / October 2, 2007 7:27 AM

Aliens in America and Pushing Daisies (thanks Fresh Air)...

Oh, and Twin Peaks on DVD, because you know nothing will ever come close. Cherry pie and coffee at the RR, anyone?

Justin / October 2, 2007 7:31 AM

Simon Schama's Power of Art on WYCC.

JasonB / October 2, 2007 8:24 AM

-Antique Roadshow
-Mexico - One Plate at a Time
-Check, Please

Hal / October 2, 2007 8:38 AM

The Office
Desperate Housewives
The Daily Show
The Colbert Report

and on Sunday mornings:
Legion of Super-Heroes
The Batman

I'm reading a lot these days to balance the mind-rot.

mary / October 2, 2007 8:39 AM

its always sunny in philadelphia and im looking forward to watching pushing daisies, i loved lee pace in wonderfalls.

i'll admit to watching top model as well.

emmy / October 2, 2007 8:43 AM

ANTM. The Office. Weeds. (already like half way through the season)

jasmine / October 2, 2007 8:51 AM

the office
it's always sunny in philadelphia
ace of cakes
bears games

pantagrapher / October 2, 2007 8:53 AM

30 Rock.

That's about it, but I could get sucked into some new show. I doubt it, but it could happen.

michellemybelle / October 2, 2007 9:15 AM

I'm all about Torchwood on BBC America. It fills the sci-fi/fantasy nerd hole quite nicely.

butterfly / October 2, 2007 9:40 AM

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS! Don't miss it! Catch up on Season 1 DVD and discover once again what television can really be: funny, real, heartfelt, bold, fascinating, and totally human. I don't have cable (and I don't even understand football!), but just because I couldn't watch "the Wire" or "Sopranos" doesn't mean that I couldn't watch the best in television. Go FNL!

Mad Jack Deacon / October 2, 2007 10:08 AM

Heroes -- quite possibly the best written network show out right now, and it keeps getting better.

Dexter -- quite possibly the best cable show out right now. Any show that makes you capable of rooting for a sociopathic serial killer deserves your attention.

Chuck -- the first two episodes have been okay. I'm hoping it hits it's stride soon. I like Adam Baldwin (no, he's not one of those Baldwins. He's Jayne from Firefly).

Dirty Sexy Money -- a really vicious dark comedy. I didn't expect that. I was expecting a Dynasty ripoff. I liked it a lot, especially the fact that the son played by William Baldwin (Yes, he's one of those Baldwins.) is an Attorney General on the Senate trail and is banging a "tranny hooker". It may be cliche, but it's hard to go wrong with tranny hookers.

Bionic Woman -- only for Katie Sackoff, though. The lead actor is so dull and whiny that I'm rooting for the bad guy

eep / October 2, 2007 10:09 AM

I'm now hooked on Heroes, and I'm still watching How I Met Your Mother religiously.

As for new shows, I couldn't care less, honestly. I'll watch reruns of Design on a Dime instead. Oh, HGTV, how I love you...

Dawson / October 2, 2007 10:17 AM

America's Next Top Model
Gossip Girl (mmhmm)
Dirty Sexy Money
Ugly Betty
The Office
Desperate Housewives
Brothers & Sisters

skafiend / October 2, 2007 10:21 AM

Mostly the same shows I watched last fall.

Probably the only regular show I watch is Prisonbreak. It's a good source of essential testerone oils with a romantic-interest chaser.

Though if they go one more season, I don't know what prison they will have to break out of next time. Possibly some sort of space prison or something?

kate / October 2, 2007 10:23 AM

Baseball playoffs

The Office


printdude / October 2, 2007 10:32 AM



My Name is Earl.

That's All I have time for.
Okay I make time for baseball, but that's all cable and whatnot!

fluffy / October 2, 2007 10:35 AM

the office
aliens in america- if it's good
the simpsons
Ch 11 shows

i don't have cable.

erin / October 2, 2007 10:36 AM

I just caught on to 30 Rock. I didn't watch it last season but I think I'll catch up online.

Never got into Heroes either, but maybe will start online too. I don't have time to watch TV the regular way.

Spook / October 2, 2007 10:40 AM

I'm just happy with the fact that more Americans are spending and increased amount of time infront of the TV, mean while reading literature is at an all time low.

That being said I did watch the the Dawn of the Dead extended version on YoTube
yesterday and I am looking forward to renting the six season of The Wire on dvd.

I think o.k as I read two books at a time, cause that's how I roll

Caffeine Free / October 2, 2007 10:51 AM

-How I Met Your Mother
-Rules of Engagement
-The Hills
-Law & Order : SVU
-The Office
-30 Rock
-Extreme Makeover : Home Edition
-The Soup

And possibly:

-Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Greg / October 2, 2007 10:56 AM

I'm watching the cancellation lists...I'll win my TV dead pool if these 10 shows bite the dust this season: Scrubs, Cavemen, Journeyman, ER, Carpoolers, Big Bang Theory, Viva Laughlin, Girlfriends, According to Jim, Jericho.

What I'm actually watching: Heroes, Chuck, Reaper. Basically I'm killing time until The Wire hits in January.

Bill V / October 2, 2007 11:01 AM

Same as last year, 30 Rock, The Office, that's it. Also catching up on Entourage. Don't like to waste too much time watching the tube.

p / October 2, 2007 11:23 AM

been watching Californication and Extras online. rilly good.

other than that i like girlfriends, the wire and chicago tonight.

tracee ellis ross has definitely become one of my hot coffee tv actresses of all times, along with DeeDee McCall (Hunter's Partner), Rayanne from My so-called life and Jenna Von Oy (Blossom's & Kim Parker's Homegirl).

And Peter from the cosby show remains the dude of dudes.

Josh / October 2, 2007 11:28 AM

Jeez, I'm still watching reruns of Martin, The Golden Girls and In Living Color.

Still love The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and Comicview on a daily basis, but the sadist in me loves to watch America's Next Top Model. There's something about these young, spoiled, emaciated women always crying and flaking out over dumb shit that I enjoy.

It will be sometime before I can really get into a new TV show. The Sopranos ruined me for all television. Every single episode was like watching a movie.

editorkid / October 2, 2007 11:47 AM

Lessee: Some MeTV when the mood strikes, The Office, an occasional High Stakes Poker or Poker After Dark, Check Please, Austin City Limits when they have an actual roots-type band and not the fluffy junk they've had too much of the last few years, and, if I'm home when they're on, the holy triumvirate of Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, and Keith Olbermann. I have to admit my Tivo records more shows than I bother to watch.

kleinstadt / October 2, 2007 12:16 PM

A few that have already been mentioned:

- The Office
- 30 Rock

a couple of other unmentionables.

But I'm suprised there's no love for Mad Men. Technicaly it's a summer series, I know. It's simultaneously hilarious and horrifying. Main character gets a play-by-play from his wife' shrink. Man, 1960 must have rocked!

bucky / October 2, 2007 1:09 PM

jasonb. will you marry me and my pbs lovin' ways?

Sol / October 2, 2007 1:21 PM

God, I'm watching so much more tv than...ever. Since high school anyway. Or college, even though all I really watched was Passion, but that's a lot.

In any case:
How I Met Your Mother*
Ace of Cakes

* When I remember to, anyway. I'm easily distracted by books.

butterfly / October 2, 2007 1:25 PM

Now I'm just curious. Why is no one watching Friday Night Lights?? It is amazing, amazing TV, people. Funny, engaging, intense, and brilliant. Is it because you think it's a football show? It's so not!

Sarah Best / October 2, 2007 1:44 PM

I don't have a tv so all of my telly watching is contingent on what's available on iTunes, network websites, what's on my boyfriend's computer, or Netflix.

Right now I am watching Top Chef (go Dale!)

This fall:

Ugly Betty
Greys Anatomy
Scrubs (maybe)

Back episodes of No Reservations, Veronica Mars, Project Runway, Arrested Development and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

carrie / October 2, 2007 1:46 PM

A variety of bad reality shows that fill in when I'm home and need background noise...and...

Grey's Anatomy
The Game
Desperate Housewives
Brothers and Sisters

Can't wait for-
The Amazing Race

benschomatic / October 2, 2007 1:52 PM

Mad Men is the best show on TV right now.

daruma / October 2, 2007 2:01 PM

Baseball playoffs all of October
30 Rock
South Park
maybe Cane, since I picked it it will probably be the first show cancelled

kelly / October 2, 2007 2:03 PM

You CAN in fact, go wrong with "tranny hookers" as a story line. And I am really appalled by the fact not ONE but TWO new shoes to debuted last week with "TRANNY HOOKER" as SHOCKING gross-out storylines for men. TRANNY HOOKERS are the new FAT CHICKS if you want to gross out American Dudes.

So, so lame.

That said: I'll be watching 30 Rock and Heroes.

Y A J / October 2, 2007 2:26 PM

I'm only watching Heroes & Reaper.

And, as always, the never-ending loop of Buffy the Vampire Slayer while I workout.

aj / October 2, 2007 3:53 PM

House, people! Where's the Hugh Laurie love??

ldc / October 2, 2007 4:24 PM

Every week: The Office, My Name is Earl, My Boys.

As I can (and not programming into Tivo):
House, ANTM.

Reruns: Sex & the City.

Waiting for: Lost!

Missing: Gilmore Girls, Coupling (BBC original)

Mindy / October 2, 2007 5:08 PM

butterfly, i will be watching friday night lights religiously this season, as i did last season. i cant wait for the premiere. i'll also be watching the office, and, if i'm bored on monday nights, dancing with the stars.

Leelah / October 2, 2007 8:34 PM

House. Always House.

Who am I kidding? I watch TV constantly... and it's not because I don't read, either. It's because I'm mentally exhausted after a day of teaching.

leah / October 2, 2007 8:58 PM

Globe Trekker
And I, too, cannot wait for The Amazing Race GLEEEE

Stephanie / October 3, 2007 12:28 AM

Pushing Daisies
The Office

charlie / October 3, 2007 8:21 AM

I'm with Leelah,

House is one of the best TV programs and characters in a long , long time.

I still like This Old House

butterfly / October 3, 2007 8:40 AM

Hooray for Friday Night Lights, Mindy! Hopefully, someday before it's too late, the rest of the world will catch on. Believe it or not, anyone who ever loved Star Trek TNG will love this show - trust me!

Veronica / October 3, 2007 12:15 PM

Bionic Woman
Ugly Better (if time permits)

I originally said the only new show I was going to watch was Bionic Woman, but I did set the Tivo for Pushing Daisies tonight and I watched the pilot for Aliens in America last night (a show whose basic premise is it sucks to be brown...we'll see how that shapes up).

Winediva / October 3, 2007 1:26 PM

I'm all about Mad Men!

Still have Tivo season pass for
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Brothers & Sisters
Desperate Housewives
Grey's anatomy
Private Practice
Prison Break - may get the boot though. He's in ANOTHER prison?!
Family Guy

Waiting for next season of
The Wire and
Flight of the Conchords

Thinkin I might pick up the first season of Weeds on DVD, too.

jasonb / October 3, 2007 2:23 PM

I have to warn you, Bucky. I do watch a little football too.

paul / October 3, 2007 2:52 PM

I catch House when I can, otherwise, my Fall tv watching will consist of football and NASCAR.

Not a fall show, but I like Burn Notice on USA, sort of a combination of Equalizer, MacGyver and Stingray (if anyone remembers that one). It's got Bruce Campbell in it, and the main character drives a 73 Charger, my favorite car.

Jill / October 3, 2007 3:02 PM

Dancing w/ the Stars

I'm just a reality junkie (I've heard Kid Nation is craptistic and am tempted to watch), needs something to fill the time before Amazing Race comes back.

Also catching up on old TV...I'm only on Season 4 of Scrubs.

sd / October 3, 2007 3:48 PM

30 Rock, The Office, Always Sunny, Reaper, Dirty Sexy Money and Gossip Girl if I'm bored

Eamon / October 3, 2007 4:23 PM

Friday Night Lights is by far the best show on network TV that no one's watching. It's stunningly good.

Amanda / October 3, 2007 4:40 PM

Ugly Betty
Bionic Woman if it gets a bit less cliched: they should really go the tongue and cheek route of Buffy
Check Please
The Tudors on DVD (NO cable)
The Closer on DVD (see above)

Kay / October 4, 2007 10:56 AM

Eamon also watches ANTM, but only because I make him. I think he secretly LOVES it.

For me: The Office, Ugly Betty, Earl, Weeds. My Thursdays are jam-packed. And as soon as Project Runway's back, I'm there.

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