Every year the networks move shows around to other nights. There will be a night where I only have one show to watch something and then the next year shows are moved so that I have to pick between old favorites. For some reason next year is the “it” night. I used to watch two shows and as it is there are already five shows I watch put there. Tomorrow is CBS’s turn and I have my fingers crossed for a favorite of mine to make it back even though they killed my favorite character.
Today was ABC’s turn to roll out their schedule.
Yeahs! Renewals for Men in Trees, Ugly Betty, Lost, Boston Legal and Dancing with the Stars.
Shows most likely to be added to my “must watch” list –
This one is really liked by all who have seen it so far. Pushing Daisies: From Bryan Fuller (Heroes) and Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) comes an unprecedented blend of romance, crime procedural and high-concept fantasy in a forensic fairytale about a young man with a very special gift. Once upon a time, a mild-mannered boy named Ned realized he could touch dead things and bring them back to life. Grown-up Ned puts his ability to good use, not only touching dead fruit and making it ripe with everlasting flavor, but also working with an investigator to crack murder cases by asking the deceased to name their killers. But the tale gets complicated, as all tales do, when Ned brings his childhood sweetheart, Chuck, back from the dead and keeps her alive. Chuck encourages him to use his power to help others, instead of merely solving mysteries and collecting the rewards. Life would be perfect for Ned and Chuck, except for one cruel twist: If he ever touches her again, she’ll go back to being dead, this time for good. Starring: Lee Pace (The Good Shepherd), Anna Friel (Rogue Trader), Chi McBride (Boston Public), Swoosie Kurtz (Sisters), Kristin Chenoweth (The West Wing), Jim Dale (reader of the Harry Potter series of audio books).
Women’s Murder Club: Based on James Patterson’s best-selling novels, The Women’s Murder Club, four working women in San Francisco — a detective, a district attorney, a medical examiner and a reporter — use their expertise and unique talents to solve murder cases. Each woman is successful in her own field, but because of their unique friendship, they realize that pooling their resources during investigations leads to undiscovered clues and answers in their work and their personal lives. Starring: Paula Newsome (Little Miss Sunshine), Aubrey Dollar (Point Pleasant), Tyrees Allen (Alias), Angie Harmon (Law & Order), Laura Harris (24), Elizabeth L. Ho, Rob Benedict (Threshold).
Show to replace Sex and the City void –
Cashmere Mafia: Four ambitious and sexy women, who’ve been best friends since business school, try to balance their glamorous and demanding careers with their complex personal lives in the city that never sleeps. They’ve created their own boys club to protect each other and discuss their ups and downs as they try to have it all. What good is it to break the glass ceiling without girlfriends to share in your success?
My pick for the first ABC show to be pulled for reruns of Grey’s – Dirty Sexy Money: Some people say money is the root of all evil. They may be right. Although Nick George has always lived in the shadow of the Darling family, as an adult he’s leading the perfect life as an idealistic lawyer — until his father’s suspicious death. The absurdly wealthy Darlings of New York have asked him to take over his father’s job as their personal lawyer, but the money that will allow him the freedom to be an altruistic do-gooder is only part of the deal. That same money pulls him into the dubious doings of the Darling clan. Power, privilege and family money are a volatile cocktail.