Tube Watch – Fall Preview 08 Week 1

by Alan Rapp on August 28, 2008

in Television Reviews 

It seems like Summer lasted about three weeks, but Fall is pushing itself back onto the calendar and nowhere is it more evident than on the TV.  Fall brings back old favorites (and head-scratching awfulness we curse the gods and wonder how it stays on the air year after year) plus a slew of new shows.  Our Fall TV Preview begins today with a look over the shows hitting the airwaves over the next week which include returns of Bones, Prison Break, The Shield, and a revamped 90210.

Gossip Girl The show, based on the popular novels, returns for a second season Monday nights at 8:00/7:00* on the CW.  Check out the official site.

One Tree Hill Another season of the twenty-something soap returns Monday nights at 9:00/8:00 on the CW.  Check out the official site.

Prison Break Can’t these guys stay out of prison?  Guess not as the show returns Monday nights at 9:00/8:00 on FOX.  Check out the official site.

90210 Remember Beverly Hills, 90210?  This revamped version has a quite a pedigree with the producers of Freaks and Geeks and the creator of Veronica Mars having a hand in its development.  In the new show the Wilson (not Walsh) family moves to Beverly Hills with the father (Rob Estes) becoming the principal of the local high school. The cast includes Lori Loughlin, Tristan Wilds, Shenae Grimes, Jessica Stroup, Michael Steger, AnnaLynne McCord, Dustin Milligan, and appearances from original cast alum Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty.  Anyone else wondering if Luke Perry will show up trying to pass for 25?  You can check out this new version on Tuesday nights at 8/7 on the CW.  Check out the official site.

The Shield Det. Vic Mackey (James Chiklis) returns for another season Tuesday nights at 10/9 on FX.  Check out the official site.

America’s Next Top Model If the “winners” never actually become top models is the title supposed to be ironic?  The next 5-second celebrity will be chosen Wednesday nights at 8:00/7:00 on the CW.  Check out the official site.

Bones After losing one of their own (Eric Millegan) to Gormagon in last year’s finale, the fourth season begins with a trip to England where Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) get pulled into a high-profile murder mystery.  One of the few must-see shows left on TV returns Wednesday nights at 8:00/7:00 on FOX.  Check out the official site.

Sons of Anarchy The small town of Charming is watched over by a motorcycle gang who are resolved to protect it from newcomers.  A new conflict arises for Jax (Charlie Hunnam) who struggles between his duty to the gang and his parents and his new role as a father.  The cast also includes Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, and Maggie Siff.  The hogs ride into the tube at 10:00/9:00 on FX.  Check out the official site.
* Editor’s note: As always, all times listed are Eastern/Central time.

Previous post:

Next post: