For these first few weeks of fall TV, I'll have quick posts up at 9am each day reminding you of which shows start that night, with times and channels and maybe a quick thought or two. Remember, you can see my whole fall TV spreadsheet here. (All times Eastern.)
Big Bang Theory season 5 premiere, CBS
This is another with back-to-back episodes on its first night. Practically everyone I know loves this, so I should really give it a chance at some point. But tonight in this timeslot is not the time.
Charlie's Angels series premiere, ABC
It seems a show like this could be mindless fun, but nothing I've heard about it suggests that it's actually fun. And yet I like several of the people involved, both in front of and behind the cameras, so I'll give it a try.
Community season 3 premiere, NBC
This is my favorite comedy. If you aren't watching, for goodness' sake, why not?
Parks and Recreation season 4 premiere, NBC
I've just started catching up on this one and am liking it quite a lot.
Grey's Anatomy season 8 premiere, ABC
I had given up on this one, but I actually found that I missed it, so I'm trying to catch up. We'll see.
The Office season 8 premiere, NBC
What will it be like without Steve Carell? We'll find out! (Well, I won't, since I'm basically the one person in America who doesn't watch this show.)
Person of Interest series premiere, CBS
A former CIA agent and mysterious billionaire team up to prevent crimes by using . . . some sort of vaguely futuristic technology, maybe? I'll catch a repeat over the weekend and let you know what I think.
Whitney series premiere, NBC
Not even the promise of Jane Kaczmarek could make me watch this.
The Mentalist season 4 premiere, CBS
This one had quite the season finale, and I'm pretty curious to see how they write themselves out of the box where they left things.
Prime Suspect series premiere, NBC
A remake of the classic British detective show. I've heard mixed things, but it's probably worth a try.