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post #1 of 22
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Has anyone besides me noticed that things are pretty slim on TV now? There are not many new episodes of current shows. I especially do not like the "new" network shows which were the ones the networks rejected for the fall season. Yeah, there was a reason for that.
Anyway, just a TV fan who is frustrated and with a new HD TV too.
post #2 of 22
Before the strike I always thought that shows were written and filmed way in advance of a season.
post #3 of 22
Me too! I am surprised they haven't written them yet

I hate tv right now
post #4 of 22
Grrrrr when's House coming back?



Silly Americans
post #5 of 22
I don't watch much on the main stream channels because there are just too darn many reality shows on them these days. So I tend to stick to the following networks:

movies
history
documentary
cooking
spike
diva
oldie channels

The shows that I do watch on mainstream channels are:

CSI (all shows)
Law and Order (all shows)
Numbers
NCIS
House
Criminal Minds
Grey's Anatomy
Moonlight

And I like those shows enough that I don't mind watching reruns. I'm also fortunate enough to have gone through a period of several years where I didn't watch any TV, so lots of the Law and Order shows are completely new to me, as are some other shows that are on TV that are now in reruns.

The writer's strike is a good time to start getting into other activities. If you don't like watching reruns, rather than sitting and watching something you aren't interested in, make an effort to do stuff around the house, take up a craft, join the gym..... etc.
post #6 of 22
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Grrrrr when's House coming back?



Silly Americans
House came back yesterday. There is also a new one this Sunday and the last one on Tuesday February 5.
post #7 of 22
I hate this strike. I have my favorite shows I watch, and as pathetic as it is, I look forward to them all day. Fridays, I love Ghost Whisperer and Numbers, Wednesday night, it's Criminal Minds. Thursdays, it's ER. Well...I've been very disappointed...no new episodes in weeks. Thank goodness American Idol has started back up and NASCAR will be back in a few weeks! At least that gives me something to look forward to.
post #8 of 22
I'm just waiting for Heroes to come back on. It's the only Network show that I bother watching. Other than that, I just watch syndicated reruns of older shows and dvd's.
post #9 of 22
I haven't noticed anything because I rarely watch t.v.
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by catlover19 View Post
House came back yesterday. There is also a new one this Sunday and the last one on Tuesday February 5.
I'm not enjoying House as much since they changed a bunch of the cast.
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by catlover19 View Post
House came back yesterday. There is also a new one this Sunday and the last one on Tuesday February 5.
Yes but you're in Canada, i'm in Oz! It's going to take even longer to come back here.

Ooh i have to add i love Ghost whisperer as well.

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I'm not enjoying House as much since they changed a bunch of the cast.
I watched maybe two episodes of the last season when they changed, but i think the strike meant not many episodes were played here anyway. I do actually miss it, and i hope when it comes back here that i'll get into it again. I absolutely LOVED the first season.
post #12 of 22
Some shows stockpiled episodes before the strike. And some, (Law & Order - basic) were scheduled to start their new seasons in January, so all of those episodes are brand new, as will be Lost.

Then there are the shows that were originally scheduled to be mid-season replacements anyway.....my favorite Jericho, finally coming back Feb. 12. Can't wait!!!!! and a few others.

SAG isn't actually on strike, but are honoring whatever picket lines are up. And SAG is also watching this strike very carefully, contract negotiations are coming up, and it's interesting to see how producers are handling the writers.

I wish they'd just settle this darn thing. Time to go back to the bargaining table!! Reality programming is so not-creative!!
post #13 of 22
I don't watch that much Network TV either. I usually watch ANIMAL PLANET,BIOGRAPHY and COURT, ummmm, I mean TRU TV.
post #14 of 22
Ooh.....I love Animal Planet!!
post #15 of 22
Yeah, I'm a very sad girl with no TV I've been forced to watch such things as Dance War But I have Netflix and have the enite 6 seasons of Angel lined up in my que
post #16 of 22
Survivor is coming back on and so is Big Brother... I wonder how they are going to have Big Brother when it is cold.
post #17 of 22
Im going crazy with out my shows I look forward to them all week (I dvr them since I work until 11 pm on weeknights, and I usually watch em the next day if I have time or over the weekend) I look forward to Medium which will return in 3-4 weeks (it just started this month ) Wed is criminal minds, Thursday of course is Greys Anatomy and ER, and Friday is Friday Night lights and Las Vegas! With out watching my shows is driving me crazy!

I barely watch t.v as it is (I never have time) now that my shows aren't on I just stick to nick at night and my charmed dvds !
post #18 of 22
maybe they should hire some people write some good shows
seems like now is a good time to start
post #19 of 22
At least you've seen some of season 4 of House! I probably won't get to see it until autumn!! Stupid England.
post #20 of 22
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At least you've seen some of season 4 of House! I probably won't get to see it until autumn!! Stupid England.
yea but look how long we have to wait , hope maybe we get to see dr. who,,and still have not seen
Trouchwood
post #21 of 22
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yea but look how long we have to wait , hope maybe we get to see dr. who,,and still have not seen
Trouchwood
What? No Torchwood?! Maybe we're even then...
post #22 of 22
The only show I really paid attention to was Heroes .... So I'm not really missing much. I'm sticking to the movie channels, Food Network, TLC, Animal Planet, and some cartoon and retro channels. And I have DVDs.
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