Thankfully, it also brings a new lineup of great tv to help me fill those long evenings when we all know I should be doing laundry or scrubbing the kitchen floors.
Though I'm sad that my favorite, Bones, won't be back until November, there is plenty to look forward to this week...Entertainment Weekly was kind enough to lay it all out in a nice, neat format here, in case you're wondering when your favorite show returns.
Monday night is the mutual favorite night of tv in our house. Jeremy works, so I DVR all the CBS shows: How I Met Your Mother, Mike and Molly, Two and a Half Men (not a must-see for us, but we will watch to see how the new character fares), and Hawaii Five-0. When J started watching Five-O, I didn't expect to like it much. Surprisingly, it's one of my favorites, and I enjoy that we can watch it together. 2 Broke Girls will be added to the CBS lineup, and it looks pretty decent, so we'll watch and see how it goes.
I also got caught up in The Lying Game on ABC Family, so it's on the DVR list for Monday too. I don't watch any reality tv, so a trashy teenage drama here and there is okay, right??
Sadly, I won't count Law and Order: SVU among my lineup anymore, since the fabulous Detective Stabler won't be back. I have a slight girl-crush on Mariska Hargitay, but I hear she might be working her way out as well, so there's not much reason to watch this season.
Thursday is the night of 'classic' favorites for me: Grey's Anatomy and Bones. Grey's is over-the-top at times, but I just can't quit it. The Big Bang Theory is a seriously awesome show too, and I'm glad it's characters are getting some recognition.
Friday-Sunday, ehhh, these nights are for catching up from the week. Occasionally, we will turn on Dateline or 48 Hours Mystery, but in general, I'm glad to take a break from tv for the weekend.
It's obvious I have a busy week ahead, but I'm excited to have good tv to look forward to (is this sad? I'm thinking maybe a little!). After all, there are only so many Friends reruns and House Hunters episodes a person can watch in a given week.
So, what's on your schedule for the fall? What shows am I missing out on?