Fall TV Season

I can’t believe the fall season has already started! I’m so far behind, I haven’t even prepared my show matrix yet! Normally, I have an whole spreadsheet showing nights of the week, channels, shows, times and start dates for each of the new shows. This year, I’m so unprepared, that I had to buy the first to episodes of Gossip Girl on iTunes and I have to watch a rerun of Fringe on Saturday because I missed them. I’m going to have to buy 90210 and One Tree Hill, too.

Here’s the problem. A few days ago, my cable company, Verizon, went to an all digital signal. I thought this wouldn’t affet me because I have cable boxes on all the tvs. We have one of the Verizon bundles for cable, phone and ineternet. Anyway, so we also have a TiVo. So it turns out that because my TiVo is a dual-tuner dvr, meaning, I can record two channels at once, I now need a cable box for each tuner! That means I would need two cable boxes connected to my Tivo, all connected to my TV. That’s just crazy, right?

So, I’ve got an even better solution. The extra cable box was going to be another $10 a month, but through one of the Verizon offers, a Verizon DVR is only $15, and it’s dual tuner! So I’ve got a new DVR on the way, I’ll move the TiVo to our bedroom TV, and I can record all my shows and hubby can record golf golf golf. Definitely one of the best Verizon deals I’ve gotten.

Good news is I’ll be able to record everything. Bad news is that the DVR won’t be here for another few days…and I’m already missing shows. Hurry, DVR, hurry!

I’m particularly looking forward to Fringe. I’m enjoying Greek, Samurai Girl, Army Wives, The Closer, Monk, Psych…um, that’s all I can think of right now. I heart TV.

more 90210 news

90210 on the CWAdding to my original post about the CW’s new fall show, 90210, I’m super excited to see that Shannen Doherty is joining the cast. It seems like it will be an ongoing guest appearance. And there is talk of Jennie Garth showing up also. I read about it here.

I can’t decide what I think of this. I feel like Shannen lost her Scare Tactics job – maybe she quit, who knows – and now she’s going back to Beverly…Hills that is. Can’t wait to see how it all works out. I’m pretty sure Tracy Jordan is going to be hilarious on Scare Tactics, though. 

new 90210

Um, am I that old? That the show I watched growing up is now being remade? Well, whatever. You know I’m going to watch this trashy show. It looks like the OC meets that crazy Palm Springs show. Love it!

Cast looks cool – except for the teacher character played by Ryan Eggold. I really hope there’s no teacher/student lovin’ happening at West Beverly. We’ve got a big enough problem with that in the old US as it is.