Feedback: Sept. 30, 2011
Response to our Fall TV Preview and a sneak peek at some of the most exciting midseason shows
A Gifted Man
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I Want My Fall TV
I loved your Fall TV Preview, especially the voicemails from and great photos of one of my favorite actors, Patrick Wilson. I’m excited to watch him on A Gifted Man. Is it just me, or does he totally look like a young Paul Newman?
Attention, network executives: While many of these shows look great, I refuse to watch something new only to have you cancel the series after a week or two of poor ratings. Why should I invest my time if you don’t? It takes time for most of the good shows to find an audience. So this year, I will wait to see which shows are picked up before I start watching any new ones.
Lewis Center, Ohio
All Psych gets is a tiny mention in your Fall TV Preview calendar? I think I can speak for Psych fans everywhere when I say I’m displeased. You should watch season 6’s ”Don’t You (Forget About Me)” promo, because you apparently didn’t get the memo.
West Point, N.Y.
In the article about Pan Am, executive producer Nancy Hult Ganis says Pan Am was the only global airline. I beg to differ. I flew for TWA from 1969 to ’92, and we were Trans World Airlines. We were the premier airline for Hollywood, featured in many movies, and a huge presence internationally. In fact, I met my husband on a New York-Madrid flight!
I take exception to your omission of Flashpoint! Yes, CBS decided not to keep it. But now that it has been picked up by ION Television, its faithful viewers are clamoring for the Oct. 18 start date.
Mary Catherine Headley
I wanted to thank y’all for including Supernatural in your preview. It’s a great show that’s overlooked by some but deserves more.
The U.K.’s Prime Suspect was arguably the greatest TV detective show ever produced, with Helen Mirren as a middle-aged woman trying to prove her worth in a male-dominated, downright hostile workplace. She balanced her work life with her drab home life. No makeup, no gloss. In the U.S. version, the character dresses like a fashion model, looks like a gunslinger, and wears a silly hat. Are the producers just looking to get momentum by attaching a by-the-numbers cop-show formula to a much-loved crime series?
Santa Clarita, Calif.
What’s On Tap for Midseason
”I was worried when my favorite show, Cougar Town, didn’t show up on the fall schedule. What’s going on?” asks Kristin Munson of Florence, Mass. Look for the boozy crew in 2012, along with these intoxicating newcomers.
This musical drama about launching a Broadway show packs serious star power: Steven Spielberg, Debra Messing, and Idol alum Katharine McPhee are all involved.
The 2-2 (CBS)
In a procedural executive-produced by Robert De Niro, Leelee Sobieski plays one of six NYPD rookies trying to juggle police work and personal drama.
From exec producer J.J. Abrams comes a mystery about prisoners who vanished 50 years ago but begin reappearing in present-day San Francisco to commit new crimes.
Apartment 23 (ABC)
Consider this the female Odd Couple, with two twentysomethings cohabiting — and scheming — in NYC. Bonus: a very un-Dawson-like James Van Der Beek.
Based on the novel Good Christian Bitches, the soapy dramedy stars Kristin Chenoweth as the leader of a clique shaken up when a reformed mean girl returns to town.
After a car crash, a detective (Jason Isaacs, a.k.a. Harry Potter’s Lucius Malfoy) discovers he’s living in two realities: one where his wife survived the accident, and one where his son did.
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