Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Summer TV Viewing Guide

It's getting to be that time again. As much as I enjoy the hullabaloo that is May Sweeps, I hate when the shows end. But at least things are better now than they were back in the day, what with the available Summer programming. For those of you with better things to do than run down this information, let me offer my assistance with Sadie's Summer TV Viewing Guide.

First of all, if you haven't watched it, I recommend catching up on "Friday Night Lights." Episodes of Season 1 will be rerun on Sunday nights (starting May 27) at 9/8 on NBC, and are also free for online viewing. Also, if you need to, catch up on "Heroes." Cause it kicks ass.

We've hit the Reality TV jackpot on NBC with "America's Got Talent," "Last Comic Standing" and "The Biggest Loser" -- all three with new hosts -- and "Age of Love," a new dating show hosted by Mark Consuelos. "Talent" will debut at 9 p.m. June 5, then move to Tuesdays 8-9 p.m. "Comic" premieres June 13 at 9 p.m. then moves to Wednesdays at 9 p.m. "Age," an eight-episode series described as a reality dating show with a twist, will premiere June 18 at 10/9 p.m. period. "Loser" will return in late summer.

So You Think You Can Dance, aka "Shooby Dooby Dooby Dance." Premieres on FOX the night after the Idol finale, May 24 at 8/7c. I love this show. It's ridiculous and cheesy and I love it. Mr. Incredible and I have been known to try out some of the dance moves in our living room, but the risk of injury is too great, so we try to resist the urge. The early auditions might not be as cringe-worthy as American Idol, but there's a much higher probability of getting to see someone LITERALLY fall on his or her face.

Also on FOX: Standoff, which I thought was on "Permanent Hiatus" was apparently only on temporary hiatus. It returns Friday June 8 at 9/8. Hell's Kitchen comes back June 4 at 9/8. I don't watch either, so I have nothing to say.

Top Chef kicks of Season 3 on June 6. I also don't watch that. But Project Runway's not on this summer, so I thought I'd throw it out there.

The Closer: I love this show. Even if I sometimes am annoyed by Kyra Sedgwick's southern accent, I find myself saying "Thank you!" with just that tone in my voice. I'm sure people appreciate it. TNT is currently showing season 1 on Tuesdays at 9/8 and 10/9. And the new season starts June 24.

The 4400. I liked the first mini-season of this show, got irritated by the second season, and ignored the third season. The fourth season premieres on USA Sunday, June 17 at 9/8c.

Monk is also on USA, returns for its sixth season on July 13. It will be followed by Psych, which is another funny detective show. If you haven't seen it, it's not about a psychic. He is just a hyper-observant guy who pretends to be psychic and solves crimes with his sidekick, Dule Hill, who played Charlie on the West Wing. Also on USA, but on Sunday nights, is a show about an actual psychic, The Dead Zone. It premieres Sunday June 17 at 9/8. So you have a non-psychic detective, a pretend-psychic detective, and an actual-psychic detective.


The Hanlons said...

Isn't Age of Love about Mark Philawhatever his name is - hot tennis playing guy?

Love Top good.

Love Biggest Loser...

I forgot to add some to my original post of TV I watch -
Deadliest Catch on Discovery and Gene Simmon's Family Jewels on A&E. Plus, I'm addicted to SNL and cannot recall if I added that on my list of TV viewing.

I hate that Hell's Kitchen is back on. I love that show and hate that network. However, the show started before my self imposed, now I have to assess my stance. Damn.

You forgot to mention that we get the tail end of Studio 60 starting May 24....if not, I'll be super sad! and just a little bit PO'd.

Gayle (nglmh1) said...

You crack me up! You comments on 4400 are EXACTLY what I would have said! Why did they ruin a perfectly good 6 week mini-series!

And I'm glad someone else watches Studio 60. Love that show. So be sure to keep us updated!

Southern Girl said...

I'm definitely going to try and catch Friday Night Lights and Heroes during reruns. I haven't seen a single episode of either of them, but so many of my friends love them, I'm giving them a shot.

A good friend of mine ADORES The Closer but I just can't do it...that horrible Southern accent kills it for me.

Did you see Traveler Thursday night? I thought it was really good.

Desert Songbird said...

I can't WAIT until The Closer, Monk, and Psych come back. Love me that Brenda Lee Johnson...


Lois Grebowski said...


Whatsa girl to do?

Sarah said...

I think I would like Heroes, so I'm going to try to catch it on reruns. We have this ridiculous cable package and only watch one show, The Shield, on a regular basis, which seems kind of wrong to me. We watch way more TV from Netflix than on actual TV.

Tug said...

I didn't realize Last Comic Standing was still going - awesome! And Hell's Kitchen is good, albiet a little over the top.

Bond said...

OK, I did a post on the past season and what I felt was right with it...hehehehe great minds

NOLADawn said...

Love The Closer, Monk, Psych!! I also love Top Chef, just watching them come up with "gourmet" items from a vending machine cracks me up. Heroes rocks, can't wait for the finale tonight. And, I'm looking forward to the new season of Last Comic Standing.
Thanks the hanlons for letting me know that they're showing the wrap up of Studio 60.. it really pissed me off that they ditched it. Well, that and Jericho.
Gee, ya think I watch too much tv?