Fall TV Preview

Zack Rosenblatt (’09)/ For Eastside

scrubs.jpgThe new TV season is upon us, and it promises to be a very entertaining year. With more then 20 new shows hoping to become the next “Heroes,” or “Ugly Betty”, viewers can only hope that at least some of them will turn out well.  The abundance of shows, both new and old, can make figuring out what to watch confusing. So, here is a night-to-night, hourly guide to plan out what to watch each day of the week, to get the most out of what the networks have to offer.

Monday: 8:00-9 Prison Break (FOX)
While on the run after his escape from an American prison, Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) finally proved his brothers (Purcell) innocence. This turns out to be the beginning of a whole new set of troubles, as he finds himself back behind bars, this time in the dangerous General de Sona prison in Panama.

Tuesday: 10:00-11 Cane (CBS)
The Duques are a large Cuban family that runs a large, successful rum and sugar business in South Florida. The ailing Pancho (Hector Elizando) retires and divides the family assets among his daughter and two sons. Alex (Jimmy Smits) was adopted by the family at a young age, and currently married to Pancho’s daughter, gains control of the company, much to the despair of Pancho’s son Frank Duque.

Wednesday: 8:00-9 Pushing Daisies (ABC)
Pushing Daisies is a comedy, romance, and mystery all rolled up into one show. This strange story follows Ned (Lee Pace), who has the unique ability to bring the dead back to life with just one touch. However, if he touches them again, they die once more, this time for good. As a side job he uses his amazing talents to help private investigator Emerson Cod (Chi McBride) solve murders.

Thursday: 9:00-10 Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
This season is going to be a complete change-up from past years, as all the interns, excluding George (T.R. Knight), have become residents. The loss of Dr. Burke (Isaiah Washington) and Addison (Kate Walsh) is bound to make Seattle Grace Hospital look very different from years past. Additionally, Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) half-sister is now an intern (Chyler Leigh), adding another character to the ongoing drama. Also, Izzie (Katharine Heigl) and George struggle to have a normal relationship after Izzie expressed her love for him.

Friday: 9:00-10 Friday Night Light’s (NBC)
Based off the popular book and movie, this football drama is a joy to watch. Fittingly, it’s on a Friday, the same day of the week on which the high school football players featured in the show compete. Fresh off the Permian Panthers’ state championship victory, Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) has accepted a coaching position at Austin College. With Coach Taylor gone, tempers are flaring back in high school. A new coach (Chris Mulkey) messes with the teams chemistry.

Poll Results (East Students)

   
Most Watched (Returning)  
Guys: Girls:
1. Family Guy 1. Grey’s Anatomy
2. The Office 2. America’s Next Top Model
3. The Simpsons 3. Desperate Housewives
4. Scrubs 4. Scrubs
5. House 5. House
6. Two and a Half Men 6. Heroes
7. Prison Break 7. The Office
8. Friday Night Lights 8. Ugly Betty
9. Grey’s Anatomy 9. Family Guy
10. CSI 10. Brothers & Sisters
Most Watched (By Grade)  
Fresh Junior
1. Grey’s Anatomy 1. Family Guy
2. Family Guy 2. Scrubs
3. The Simpsons 3. Grey’s Anatomy
4-Tie: House, Scrubs 4(T)- House
5. Two and a Half Men 4(T)- The Office
Soph 4(T)- Heroes
1. The Simpsons 4(T)- CSI
2. Family Guy 5. Prison Break
3. The Office Senior
4. Gossip Girl 1. The Office
5. America’s Next Top Model 2. Grey’s Anatomy
  3. House
  4. Scrubs
  5. Family Guy
Most Watched: Comedy Most Watched: Drama
1. Family Guy 1. Grey’s Anatomy
2. The Office 2. House
3. Scrubs 3. Gossip Girl
4. The Simpsons 4. Heroes
5. Two & a Half Men 5. Desperate Housewives
6. Cavemen 6. Prison Break
7. Ugly Betty 7. CSI
8. Everybody Hates Chris 8. Private Practice
9. Rules of Engagement 9. CSI: Miami
10. Reaper 10. Friday Night Lights
Most Watched (New)  
Girls: Guys:
1. Gossip Girl 1. Chuck
2. Private Practice 2. Cavemen
3. Pushing Daises 3. K-Ville
4. Kid Nation 4. Kid Nation
5. Big Shots 5. The Next Great American Band
First New Show Canceled
1. Cavemen
2. Gossip Girl
3. Bionic Woman
4. Kid Nation
5. K-Ville