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Unlike the NBC schedule, I had to dig around for descriptions of the new series. Descriptions from the ABC Press Release.
8:00 p.m. Dancing with the Stars
9:30 p.m. SAM I AM (new comedy series) – When a terrible accident leaves Samantha â€œSamâ€ Newly in a coma for eight days, she wakes up with no recollection of any past experiences, memories or events. Faced with amnesia, Sam must start over. To her dismay she discovers that she wasnâ€™t a particularly honest, good-hearted or loving person. In fact she was self-involved, narcissistic and devoid of real relationships – essentially a bitch. Sam must now struggle with her desire to be good and her temptation to beâ€¦not so good. Finding the line between good and evil is never easy.
10:00 p.m. The Bachelor
Sean’s take: Sam I Am stars Christina Applegate… anyone remember “Jesse”? Yeah… exactly my point. In sandwiching this between Dancing With The Stars and The Bachelor makes NO sense. And could someone tell me how The Bachelor keeps finding this many desperate women?
8:00 p.m. CAVEMEN (new comedy series) – Based on those awful Geico commercials
8:30 p.m. CARPOOLERS (new comedy series) – Less about saving the environment than male bonding, four guys from very different backgrounds relish their daily commute as they commiserate about their lives, jobs and families in the carpool lane. Thereâ€™s Laird, the recently divorced playboy; Aubrey, the timid homemaker and breadwinner; the conservative and traditional Gracen; and eager newlywed Dougie. Together, between the pressures of home and work, these men find time to be themselves while driving to and from the office.
9:00 p.m. Dancing with the Stars the Results Show
10:00 p.m. Boston Legal
Sean’s take: No one, NO ONE, is upbeat about Caveman. I have no clue how it even made the schedule. And Carpoolers? A sitcom set… in a car… yeah, okay.
8:00 p.m. PUSHING DAISIES (new drama series) – From Bryan Fuller (â€œHeroesâ€) and Barry Sonnenfeld (â€œMen in Blackâ€) 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 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, sheâ€™ll go back to being dead, this time for good.
9:00 p.m. PRIVATE PRACTICE (new drama series) – From Shonda Rhimes, the Golden Globe-winning creator of â€œGreyâ€™s Anatomy,â€ comes a story about new beginnings and old friends. Addison Forbes Montgomery is a renowned neonatal surgeon, respected by her friends and colleagues at Seattle Grace Hospital. Deciding she can no longer healthily co-exist with her ex-husband, McDreamy, and her ex-lover, McSteamy, Addison heads to Los Angeles for sunnier weather and happier possibilities. Reunited with her once-married, newly divorced medical school friends, Naomi and Sam, Addison joins their chic private practice. Featuring an all-star cast including Kate Walsh, Amy Brenneman, Tim Daly and Taye Diggs, â€œPrivate Practiceâ€ tells the story of a woman unafraid of change and willing to begin a new life.
10:00 p.m. DIRTY SEXY MONEY (new drama series) – Some people say money is the root of all evil. They may be right. Nick Georgeâ€™s whole life has been lived in the shadow of the Darling family, but as an adult heâ€™s leading the perfect life as an idealistic lawyer, until his fatherâ€™s suspicious death. The absurdly wealthy Darlings of New York have asked him to take over his fatherâ€™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 picture. That same money pulls him into the dubious doings of the Darling clan. Power, privilege and family money are a volatile cocktail.
Sean’s take: All three sound like crap basically. I don’t like Grey’s Anatomy, so Private Practice holds no interest for me. Dirty Sexy Money is just a silly name, and Pushing Daisies… look, it’s Dark Angel season 2! Private Practice may last, the other two won’t.
8:00 p.m. Ugly Betty
9:00 p.m. Greyâ€™s Anatomy
10:00 p.m. BIG SHOTS (new drama series) – This is the story of four friends at the top of their gameâ€¦until the women in their lives enter the room. Lines between boardroom and bedroom blur when these competitive but dysfunctional CEOs take refuge in their friendship, discussing business, confiding secrets, seeking advice and supporting each other through lifeâ€™s surprising twists and turns.
Sean’s take: Is it just me, or does Big Shots sound like a drama version of the earlier discussed Carpool?
8:00 p.m. Men In Trees
9:00 p.m. WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB (new drama series) – Based on James Pattersonâ€™s bestselling novels, The Womenâ€™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 both work and their personal lives.
10:00 p.m. 20/20
Sean’s take: I like James Patterson, so Women’s Murder Club may be okay, but, sucky time slot.
8:00 p.m. Saturday Night College Football
Sean’s take: I hate American football, so I couldn’t care less.
7:00 p.m. Americaâ€™s Funniest Home Videos
8:00 p.m. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9:00 p.m. Desperate Housewives
10:00 p.m. Brothers & Sisters
Sean’s take: Someone please kill off Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
So far, the fall season is NOT exciting me.