Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:40 AM
Well, for me, the returning genre shows that I'm looking forward to watching are Fringe, Supernatural, and Chuck. I haven't really been "watching" Chuck, though. I've been catching up on it through the DVD sets (I missed Season 4, so I'll have to watch the DVD's of that too, once it gets released), so next fall will be the first time I'll be watching it on TV. The only returning non-genre show I'm looking forward to is Castle. Everything else I watched got canceled, unfortunately, or was completed (Smallville).
The new genre shows that I'm looking forward to watching are Alcatraz and Terra Nova. But Terra Nova is on the fence for me. I'm still pissed off about FOX canceling Breaking In. I know that Sony is trying to make a deal with FOX to get the show a second season, so if the deal is made, I'll watch Terra Nova. If not, I won't. This is the closest I've ever come to boycotting a network. (I would have boycotted UPN too after Enterprise was canceled, if there was anything else on the network that was remotely worth watching.) I guess for this, I'm just boycotting new fall season FOX shows. Alcatraz is a FOX series, but it won't be on til mid-season. I'm guessing I'll probably be cooled down by then. The only other new series I'm looking forward to watching in the new season is Person of Interest, but I don't think that one counts as "genre". Maybe "quasi-genre"? I don't know. Also, it's not in the fall, but I'm also looking forward to watching the summer series Alphas, which is definitely a genre series.
And then there are the shows that I watched that have been canceled. And there are a lot of them! I don't think I've seen so many cancellations in so short a time before. Of the genre shows, there's The Event, No Ordinary Family, and V. And then there's the non-genre shows: The Good Guys, Undercovers, Human Target, and Breaking In. That's seven shows! And that's not even including the cable shows like Stargate Universe and Caprica.
So, bottom line, I've got a way-less-than-normal number of fall shows. But, of course, there will be some cable shows mixed in too, like Sanctuary, Doctor Who, Psych, to kind of flesh it all out. But still ...
Leverage -- Season 5 on DVD Coming September 17th
"The numbers are bad! The numbers are bad!" -- Hugo "Hurley" Reyes, Lost - Season 1
"Boone's death was a sacrifice that the island demanded." -- John Locke, Lost - Season 2
"When was it you lost your imagination, son?" -- Dr. Walter Bishop, Fringe - Season 1