7:00-8:00 PM - 60 MINUTES 8:00-9:00 PM - THE AMAZING RACE 9:00-10:00 PM - THE GOOD WIFE (NT) 10:00-11:00 PM - CSI: MIAMI
-Debuting mid-season is The 2-2.
-Yes, that is original, scripted programming on Saturday nights.
A rundown of the new shows:
Unforgettable Former police detective has the uncanny ability to remember everything...except, of course, the details surrounding her sister’s murder. She’s goes back on the job to continue to help solve homicides, including her sister’s. (Drama)
Person Of Interest Former CIA agent Jim Caviezel teams up with software genius (his specialty is pattern recognition) and billionaire Michael Emerson to prevent violent crimes...outside the law, naturally. JJ Abrams is an executive producer. (Drama)
A Gifted Man A brilliant, materialistic surgeon is influenced for the better by visions of his beloved, deceased wife. (Drama)
2 Broke Girls Opposites Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs strike up an unlikely partnership/friendship while waitressing at a hip diner. (Comedy)
How To Be A Gentleman When an etiquette columnist is forced to become more modern and sexy by his editor, he hires an unrefined personal trainer to be his life coach. With Kevin Dillon. (Comedy)
The 2-2 The trials and tribulations of six, very diverse NYPD rookies. Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal are executive producers. (Drama)
Sucks that The Defenders got canceled. I hate to stand up for a Jim Belushi show, but he was pretty good on it. It got the death knell of Friday nights mid-way through the season and couldn't come back from that, I guess.
Seeing CSI being switched to a different day and time is a bit jarring, but unfortunately, it's going to take more than that to make the show as good as it used to be.
CSI vs. SVU = another season of CSI skipped at my house
(This also means that thankfully, by virtue of its Thursday timeslot and me keeping it locked on NBC on Thursdays, I will be completely spared "Person of Interest" and getting caught up in any fresh new JJ Abrams plot device bullshit)
I'm glad CSI is moving since it means I don't have to choose between it and Bones on Thursdays.
I wish they'd move CSI:Miami to a different night. I don't watch CSI:Miami while football's on (assuming there IS football this year), and I'm probably going to give ABC's Pan Am a shot. That's the only new show on any network that has perked my interest.
They should just toss Friday to repeats and cheap news or reality programming like Saturday night. Save some money.
Oh well. At least they didn't cancel CSI:NY (which is actually my favorite of the three).
I'll give Person Of Interest a chance out of respect for Emerson, though I wish his proposed 'two hitmen in suburbia' series with Terry O'Quinn was airing instead.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
I forgot to mention that Whitney Cummings is an executive producer. Watch the trailer, and try not to picture Whitney when Kat talks. Kat or no, I don't think I can do this show. Who the hell talks like that?
Though I don't mind Nick Cage and like Sam Elliott, there's very little in that trailer to assuage my fears of another movie written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson. The guy is just plain awful as a director, and even worse as a writer.