As the leaves begin to change color and the temperature starts to chill, we have one important question on our minds… what new fall shows to watch? Well never fear, the fine folks here at CPT have compiled a list of the hottest new shows this season as well as some strong series’ you may have been sleeping on, its our 2009 Fall TV Preview!
The Jay Leno Show (Premieres September 14 @ 10 pm NBC)
Maybe the most talked about new show to debut this fall, Jay Leno moves to primetime 5 days a week for an hour long show that will include comedy, politics, interviews, and the wacky bits we’ve grown accustomed to on the Tonight Show. It’s really 50/50 on if this show is going to survive past its first year or so, but NBC has a LOT riding on it.
The Big Bang Theory (Premiere September 21 @ 9:30 pm CBS)
With the new time change I am praying that the Big Bang Theory doesn’t see a ratings dip. It’s hands down my favorite show/comedy on TV as the last 2 year’s have been solid and it’s hard to find a show with such an endearing cast. I urge you to check this one out if you haven’t already done so, the most witty well written show on television.
House (Premieres September 21 @ 8 pm on FOX)
House is a staple for Fox and one of its few successful drama’s. Hugh Laurie embodies the character of Greg House and the supporting cast is very well rounded. Although I do miss Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar) being with the show.
Sons of Anarchy (Premieres September 8 at 10 on FX)
One of the hottest new shows on cable. Chronicling the adventures of a biker gang, Sons of Anarchy is one of the manliest shows on TV, something our readers will certainly relate to.
So You Think You Can Dance (September September 29 at 9 pm on FOX)
The hot dance show was such a hit this summer that Fox is quickly turning it around for another season in the fall.
The Biggest Loser (September 15 at 8 pm on NBC)
Watching fat people lose weight for 2 hours has never been so fun. This weight loss challenge show has historically done well on NBC and this will most likely be another season of success.
Glee (September 9 at 9 pm on FOX)
If strong numbers (10 million), good reviews and early fan coalitions have anything to say about it, “Glee” might be next season’s first hit. FOX debuted the pilot last May after American Idol and the reception has been hot for this show based on a High School Glee Club in a suburban American town.
Cougar Town (Premieres September 23 at 10 pm on ABC)
Courtney Cox Arquette has generally done a good job of choosing shows since Friends. Unfortunately they never seem to last very long and she’s on to the next one. Maybe Cougar Town will break this cycle as everybody loves a good milf story.
FlashForward (Premieres Thursday September 24 on ABC)
This show is maybe my most anticipated for the season. The show follows what happens to a group of characters after the entire world blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds, and everyone presumably gets a glimpse at what their lives look like in six months’ time. It’s natural disaster theme will be sure to please action fans and drama fans alike.
Community (Thursday September 17 on NBC)
The new show featuring Joel McHale and Chevy Chase about a lawyer who goes to teach at a community college. Part of NBC’s Thursday comedy night.
Also premiering September 17 on NBC is The Office, Parks and Recreation, and SNL Weekend Update
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Premieres September 17 at 10 pm on FX)
This show has been an underground hit for 4 seasons. Starting its 5th on FX next week, It’s Always Sunny has a vibe of a younger Curb Your Enthusiasm to it.
Southland (September 25 at 9 pm on NBC)
NBC’s cop drama enters its second season. The reviews were very good on the short season last year and it should hopefully develop into a stronger show with a full season of episode’s behind it.
Dollhouse (September 25 at 9 pm on FOX)
Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse is also entering its second season. As a mid season replacement last year the critics were quite skeptical on how this show would fare. Eliza Dushku holds it together well with Whedon’s writing. The friday timeslot is usually a death sentence, but this should prob stick around for the full year.