Well news of the fall schedules for the major TV networks are rolling in and it’s a lot to process. Shows like Law and Order and Heroes have been canceled. Series like The New Adventures of Old Christine might get scooped up by other networks. And megastars like Charlie Sheen have found it in their hearts to take a boatload of cash to keep their shows afloat a little bit longer.
We’ve sorted through the first wave of announcements and here are a few things we’re looking forward to:
Mr. Sunshine – The last time Friends’ Matthew Perry tried a TV return was in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip with West Wing alum, Bradley Whitford. We actually loved the show, which was yanked way too soon and left us with a lot of unanswered questions. Perry’s giving it a go once again with yet another West Winger, Allison Janney (fresh off a bizarre appearance in Lost). We can only hope that we like Mr. Sunshine as much as Studio 60, and that it lasts a lot longer.
The Good Guys – Perry’s old co-host Bradley Whitford is back on TV this fall in the The Good Guys with Colin Hanks (Tom’s son). If it sounds familiar that’s because just like Glee, Fox is giving potential fans a sneak peak at the show tonight at 8:00 PM. If you like it, take a deep breath, you’ll have to wait a few months before new episodes air.
Running Wilde – Fox will also be bringing Arrested Development’s Will Arnett back to prime time. The new sitcom, co-created by Development’s Mitch Hurwitz, is about a Job Bluth-like narcissist. We’re looking forward to having Arnett back. But does Keri Russell have the comedic chops to go head-to-head with Arnett?
One Tree Hill – We don’t feel guilty about most of the TV shows we watch, although many people would consider a lot of our intake to be guilty pleasures. We can hide behind the fact that “we don’t want to do it, we have to do it,” when we really just like a whole lot of what other people would consider bad TV. But we have to admit that as grown women, we feel like we usually need to sneak around to watch One Tree Hill in order to avoid the embarrassment. But we’ve finally decided to come clean today and say that we’re happy it’s been renewed for yet another season.
The Paul Reiser Show – We’re very happy to hear that Paul Reiser is coming back to TV playing, Paul Reiser. It’s been way too long since Mad About You and we’re ready to see what he has to offer this time around.
The Rockford Files – But the best news of the Fall announcements so far is about a show that will not be on the schedule – The Rockford Files. Frankly, we were relieved to hear that the remake was not picked up. No one will ever be able to walk in James Garner’s shoes let alone live in his Malibu trailer.