If you’ve been paying any attention to our site this week, or any site that covers TV nonsense, you know that the networks have announced their new schedules, and the new shows that go with ‘em. Well here are the five most anticipated of those shows.
5. “Blue Bloods” (CBS, Fridays at 10 p.m.) Yes, it’s a cop show. But at least they’re trying to go a bit beyond a normal procedural, by mixing it in with a family drama. But it’s been far too long since that mustache has been a regular part of my TV viewing.
4. “Ride-Along” (Fox, Mondays at 9 p.m. in the winter/spring) Yes, it’s another cop show on my list. But Shawn Ryan make’m some good TV.
3. “No Ordinary Family” (ABC, Tuesdays at 8 p.m.) Michael Chicklis, Romany Malco, and Tate Donovan are great. Autumn Reaser is ok, but damn purty. And Julie Benz may never be as good as her last scene in “Dexter,” but still. This is an intriguing show that may go too far into campy and cheesy Fantastic Four/”Heroes” domain, particularly given this clip, but it’s worth getting the benefit of the doubt.
2. “Mr. Sunshine” (ABC, Unscheduled Midseason Replacement) Miss Chanandler Bong and C.J. Cregg? Always a welcome addition to the TV.
1 .”Undercovers” (NBC, Wednesdays at 8 p.m.) NBC was hoping to claim dominion over this relatively open timeslot with J.J. Abrams’ new show, and then CBS threw the Peacock for a loop by moving “Survivor” to this same time slot. Which means NBC will be playing the “from the creator of ‘Lost’ and ‘Fringe’” card even more. Such oversaturation may backfire a bit, but this show will still be highly watched when it premieres, even if the “Lost” finale this Sunday leaves some folks pissed. Based on these video clips, the show’s going to have to do some work to keep those viewers coming back, but it’s got some potential.