Tonight truly kicks off the new TV season, as a barrage of new shows like “The Event,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “The Chase,” and “Mike & Molly” air their series premieres. That doesn’t even factor in returning favorites such as “Dancing with the Stars,” “House,” “Chuck,” or “How I Met Your Mother.”
The truth is that your time is valuable, and the networks know it. Having what seems like all of television entertainment converge on one night might stress your DVR, but you shouldn’t watch everything.
Here’s a guide as to how you should plan your TV viewing tonight.
- Let’s be honest–with a cast that includes a Super Bowl champion (Kurt Warner) and a daughter of a politician-turned-celebrity (Bristol Palin), you’re at least curious about what the season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” has to offer. Still, it’s two hours long and you just don’t have that kind of time to spend watching people do the cha-cha. I recommend DVRing the season premiere of “House” and watching the one-hour episode of “Chuck” (with Linda Hamilton, no less), live. You can flip over to DWTS and HIMYM during the commercials.
- CBS has a two-hour block ready for you, but tonight belongs to the dramas. Make sure to record “The Event,” and then watch a little bit of “Dancing with the Stars” live before checking out the new comedy “Mike & Molly.” It’ll either be a poor man’s version of “The King of Queens” or one of the first canceled shows of the season.
- Most people loved “Hawaii Five-0” back in the day, so it’s worth knowing whether CBS paid homage to the original or if this 2010 edition will be a shocking embarrassment. I recommend DVRing “Hawaii Five-0” (if it’s not up to par, at least you can fast forward) while checking out the season premiere of “Chase” live. If watching that new series is a bust, you can always flip over to ABC for “Castle.”
Which show are you most looking forward to watching tonight? Voice your thoughts below!
In preparation for the series premiere of “The Event” at 9 pm ET tonight, check out my interviews with the show’s stars: Blair Underwood and Jason Ritter.
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