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CBS Announces Primetime Schedule for 2015-2016 TV Season *Supergirl Arrives and CSI Bids Farewell*

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CBS is the last of the big four networks (The CW I suppose makes it five) to release their Fall 2015-2016 schedule.  Highlights include the farewell season for the network’s standard bearer for over a decade: CSI.  CBS is also getting in on the comic book action with a Supergirl series that already has a trailer and a full season order (see below for the trailer).


Coming Soon has the most thorough rundown on the network’s plan for the fall and you can check it out below. Continue reading CBS Announces Primetime Schedule for 2015-2016 TV Season *Supergirl Arrives and CSI Bids Farewell*

Nominations for 66th Emmys Announced (PLUS KT PICKS)

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards this morning. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will air live on Monday, August 25 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT) on NBC. The list of nominees is below along with the KT Pick in each category.  So much outstanding TV this year, especially in drama, that it’s almost impossible to choose.  True Detective was outstanding.  Game of Thrones stellar again as was House of Cards, but then you have the final Breaking Bad season which was one of the best seasons of TV of all-time…
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CBS Announces its Fall 2014-2015 Primetime Schedule! How I Met Your Mother Spin-off Not Picked Up!

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There’s something about CBS that bores me silly, but I’m clearly alone in that opinion since they’ve been the #1 broadcast network 11 of the last 12 years.  Maybe it’s because I find the endless franchising of NCIS and CSI combined with comedies that all seem the same (except Big Bang Theory, which is awesome) rather ho-hum.  The Good Wife, Big Bang and The Amazing Race are the only shows I follow on the network and thank you Entertainment Weekly for ruining The Good Wife’s plot twist for me.  I hate you deeply.

After all the controversy surrounding the finale of How I Met Your Mother, maybe the biggest news in the CBS just-released fall schedule is that the spin-off How I Met Your Dad was not picked up by the network.  There’s another NCIS  AND another CSI though, because that was necessary.  Check out the full press release and schedule of programs from the network most of you are watching! Continue reading CBS Announces its Fall 2014-2015 Primetime Schedule! How I Met Your Mother Spin-off Not Picked Up!

POLL RESULTS: What is the Best Show on TV?

The poll results are in and with 12 different shows receiving votes as the best on TV, the ultimate victor and title holder of the 2013 Killing Time TV Show of the Year is ….

Game of Thrones

As you can see below, the voting was amazingly widespread with 12/15 choices getting at least a vote for the top spot, which I think speaks to the depth of quality choices out there for TV viewers.  Plus I didn’t include Breaking Bad or Burn Notice because of their imminent finish or Sherlock because it’s a year in-between series and even then it’s more of a mini-series than a true series.  Game of Thrones surged at the last minute to capture 31.03% of the votes to the 10.34% tie for second place between The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory.  GoT shall hold the trophy until we vote again next October (well, let’s be realistic, the cast will divide into several armies and begin fighting over it, dividing the show irreconcilably).  Thanks to all for voting and we’ll have a new poll up in a few days.

Fall TV 2013 Premiere Guide – When All Your Favorite Shows Are Returning

abc, cbs, nbc, fox, cwSunday night the Emmys will be handed out (and we’ll have a full wrap-up Monday), but then the fall season begins in earnest.  Though a few shows have already gotten out of the gate (Fox always starts early), by and large the unofficial start date for the 2013-2014 TV season is Monday, September 23, 2013.  But not all shows return at the same time, so, broken down by months, here’s your comprehensive guide to when your most anticipated new show debuts and your favorite returning series comes back from the summer hiatus.

CBSBest Returning Show:
The Big Bang Theory
Most Promising New Show:
Hostages

SEPTEMBER
September 13th (Fri.):
HavenSyFy – 10 p.m.

September 16th (Mon.):
BonesFOX – 8 p.m.
Dancing With the StarsABC – 8 p.m.
Sleepy HollowFOX – 9 p.m.

September 17th (Tues.):
Dads – FOX – 8 p.m.
Brooklyn Ninety-Nine – FOX – 8:30 p.m.
 New Girl – FOX – 9 p.m.
The Mindy Project – FOX – 9:30 p.m.

September 18th (Wed.):
SurvivorCBS – 8 p.m.

September 20th (Fri.):
Last Man Standing – ABC – 8 p.m.
The Neighbors – ABC – 8:30 p.m.
Shark Tank – ABC – 9:00 p.m.

September 23rd (Mon.):
How I Met Your MotherCBS – 8 p.m.
The VoiceNBC- 8 p.m.
2 Broke Girls – ABC – 9 p.m.
MomCBS – 9:30 p.m.
The BlacklistNBC – 10 p.m.
Hostages – CBS – 10 p.m.
Castle – ABC – 10 p.m.

September 24th (Tues.):
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – ABC – 8 p.m.
NCIS – CBS – 8 p.m.
NCIS: Los Angeles – CBS – 9 p.m.
The Goldbergs – ABC – 9 p.m.
Trophy Wife  – ABC – 9:30 p.m.
Chicago Fire – NBC – 10 p.m.
Lucky 7 – ABC – 10 p.m.
Person of Interest – CBS – 10 p.m.

September 25th (Wed.):
The Middle – ABC – 8 p.m.
Revolution – NBC – 8 p.m.
Back in the Game – ABC – 8:30 p.m.
Criminal Minds – CBS – 9 p.m.
Law & Order: SVU – NBC – 9 p.m.
Modern Family – ABC – 9 p.m.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – CBS – 10 p.m.
Nashville – ABC – 10 p.m.

September 26th (Thurs.):  
The Big Bang Theory – CBS – 8 p.m.
Parks and Recreationn – NBC – 8 p.m.
The Crazy Ones – CBS – 9 p.m.
Glee – FOX – 9 p.m.
Grey’s Anatomy – ABC – 9 p.m.
The Michael J. Fox Show – NBC – 9 p.m.
Two and a Half Men – CBS – 9:30 p.m.
Elementary – CBS – 10 p.m.
Parenthood – NBC – 10 p.m.

September 27th (Fri.):
MasterChef Junior – FOX – 8 p.m.
Undercover Boss – CBS – 8 p.m.
Hawaii Five-O – CBS – 9 p.m.
Blue Bloods – CBS – 10 p.m.

September 28th (Sat.):
Saturday Night Live – NBC – 11:30 p.m.

September 29th (Sun.):
Once Upon a Time – ABC – 8 p.m.
The Amazing Race – CBS – 8 p.m.
The Simpsons – FOX – 8 p.m.
Bob’s Burgers – FOX – 8:30 p.m.
Family Guy – FOX – 9 p.m.
The Good Wife – CBS – 9 p.m.
Homeland – Showtime – 9 p.m.
Revenge – ABC – 9 p.m.
American Dad – FOX – 9:30 pm.
Eastbound and Down – HBO – 10 p.m.
Masters of Sex – Showtime – 10 p.m.
The Mentalist – CBS – 10 p.m.
Betrayal – ABC – 10 p.m.
Hello Ladies – HBO – 10:30 p.m.

September 30th (Mon.):
We Are Men – CBS – 8:30 p.m.

ABCBest Returning Show:
Modern Family
Most Promising New Show:
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

OCTOBER
October 2nd (Wed.):
Super Fun Night – ABC – 9:30 p.m.
Ironside – NBC – 10 p.m.
Top Chef – Bravo – 10 p.m.

October 3rd (Thurs.):
The Vampire Diaries – The CW – 8 p.m.
The Millers – CBS – 8:30 p.m.
Welcome to the Family – NBC – 8:30 p.m.
The Originals – The CW – 9 p.m.
Sean Saves the World – NBC – 9 p.m.
Scandal – ABC – 10 p.m.

October 7th (Mon.):
Hart of Dixie – The CW – 8 p.m.
Beauty and the Beast – The CW – 9 p.m.

October 8th (Tues.):
The Biggest Loser – NBC -8 p.m.
Supernatural – The CW – 9 p.m.

October 9th (Wed.):
Arrow – The CW – 8 p.m.
The Tomorrow People – The CW – 9 p.m.
American Horror Story: Coven – FX – 10:00 p.m.

October 10th (Thurs.):
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland – ABC – 8 p.m.

October 13th (Sun.):
The Walking Dead – AMC – 9 p.m.

October 14th (Mon.):
Notorious – Netflix – Entire Season Posted at Once

October 17th (Thurs.):
Reign – The CW – 9:00 p.m.
White Collar – USA – 9 p.m.

October 25th (Fri.):
The Carrie Diaries – The CW – 8 p.m.
Grimm – NBC – 9 p.m.
Dracula – NBC – 9 p.m.

October 28th (Mon.):
Seduced and Abandoned – HBO – 9 p.m.

FOXBest Returning Show:
New Girl
Most Promising New Show:
Almost Human

NOVEMBER
November 3rd (Sun.):
It Takes a Choir – USA – 8 p.m.

November 4th (Mon.): 
Almost Human – FOX – 8 p.m.

November 8th (Fri.):
Raising Hope – FOX – 9 p.m.

nbc,Best Returning Show:
Parks and Recreation
Most Promising New Show:
The Michael J. Fox Show

Now, if you don’t see your favorite show up there (say, Community), remember that a lot of the networks are following the cable model of fewer repeats to retain viewership.  This means shows finish more quickly and mid-season replacements are more important than ever.  Community will be back for a fifth year and when I have a mid-season schedule, you can be assured I shall pass it along.  Now that you are armed with your viewing schematics, go forth and vegetate!