Fall T.V. preview

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Some shows began last week and most begin this week. Some are starting fresh while others are returning. We can’t wait to see all the characters that we missed over the summer break, but we are also ready for the new people who will come into our lives via TV.

One of the new shows coming out is “S*** my Dad Says”. It stars William Shatner and Jonathon Sadowski. This show is a comedy based on a Twitter feed where a man repeated all the non-PC things his dad would say. It is also a book. From what I can tell, “S*** my Dad Says” will have funny quips, but not an awesome storyline backing it up. There’s only so much story that can be derived from one liners of someone’s dad. It premieres Sept. 23 and airs on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.

“The Event” is the new drama that’s got everyone talking. What exactly is the event? We’ve sat through commercials all summer telling us bad things that happened, but they weren’t the event. All we know about this show is that the president finds out about a prison run by the CIA and a once perfectly happy man pulls a gun on a plane taking off from Miami. An event happens that could change the course of mankind, but so little is known about this show that it is hard to tell if it would be worth watching. It sounds like a show where something big happens in the pilot and the rest of the series is spent explaining what and how it happened. It airs on Mondays at 9 p.m. on NBC.

CBS decided to bring back one of its old cop dramas from the ’70s. “Hawaii Five-O” has been revived with the same basic setup as before, but with minor changes. It follows an elite police task force that has immunity and authority to clean up Hawaii by any means possible. The question with this show: will it be better or worse than the original? The original aired from 1968-80, making it a fairly long-running drama. CBS hopes to bring back that success when it airs on Mondays at 10 p.m.

“My Generation” is ABC’s new hope for the fall season. It follows a group of high school graduates ten years after graduation. This show will be fun to see how their lives changed and if real life is anything like what they thought it would be in high school. “My Generation” airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m.

These are just a few of the new shows from a longer list including “Mike and Molly,” “Undercovers,” Hellcats,” “Outsourced” and some that you can find on your own. Now, what have our old favorites been up to?

“The Big Bang Theory” moved to Thursdays, and with that move comes changes for our favorite nerds. Last season left off with Raj and Howard blackmailing Sheldon into meeting a woman they found for him on an Internet dating website. They surprisingly hit it off and left us wondering if Sheldon would end up with a girlfriend this season. As for Leonard and Penny, their relationship might have ended, but hopefully they can still be friends. “The Big Bang Theory” airs on CBS on Thursdays at 8 p.m.

We were all fearful and sad for our favorite singers as they lost at nationals, but thankfully Sue decided to let the “Glee” kids have another year to be a club. Emma is dating her dentist instead of Will, and Quinn had her baby who was adopted by Shelby, Rachel’s mom. This year will have more great songs for our iPods and a Britney Spears-inspired episode. “Glee” airs on Fox on Tuesdays at 8 p.m..

“Grey’s Anatomy” had a fearful ending last year when a gunman went on a shooting spree in Seattle Grace-Mercy West. The gunman was grieving the loss of a loved one who he thought McDreamy killed. He shot McDreamy, but luckily he survived. Meredith miscarried her baby and Percy and Reed were killed. The news on the premiere is that there is a wedding, but whose? It will be revealed on Thursday at 9 p.m. on ABC.

There are so many shows out there, but these are just a few popular ones and some newbies to get your TiVo filled. While the premieres might have passed, it’s never too late to catch up on shows using the Internet.

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