I got to thinking about this topic this morning after reading one of the questions (posted on the S4 Spoiler page) posed to Ausiello regarding Chuck’s chances for a back 6-9 episode order. I responded that it will depend on how Chuck’s ratings go, as well as how well or poorly NBC’s other shows perform. The season 4 premiere is September 20th, which (thankfully!) isn’t that far away. I am going through Chuck withdrawal and it isn’t pretty! It also doesn’t help that the other shows that I watch are finishing up their summer seasons this week (Burn Notice in particular).
I’ve already gone over things I think could help the show, with getting folks to watch as being number one. Also realizing that Chuck’s future depends as much on the success or failure of everything else on tv, I wanted to find out what you are planning to watch. More after the break.
The fall tv schedule has a lot of new shows. The entire line up of network shows can be found here: http://www.tvguide.com/special/fall-preview/fall-schedule.aspx Note that I said network shows. More and more people are finding their entertainment on cable. My personal tv choices are: Chuck, NCIS, White Collar, Covert Affairs, and Burn Notice. Only two of my five main shows are on network tv while the other three are on the USA Network. I will occasionally watch CSI and The Mentalist, but they really haven’t held my attention and are not “must see” or “appointment” television. The USA shows also air in shorter seasons, but you typically get two seasons a year.
The only new shows I’m planning on checking out are Undercovers, the new spy couple show by J.J. Abrams, which will air Wednesdays on NBC, and Nikita on the CW. I will, of course, be comparing Undercovers to Chuck and I get the feeling that my watching that show will be short lived. I was a huge fan of La Femme Nikita with Peta Wilson, so I know I will also be making comparisons. I guess that is a strength of Chuck-there really isn’t anything out there like it. I just wish more people appreciated it for what it is.
Other than that, I don’t really have the time or interest in anything else. What about you? What are you watching currently and what do you plan to watch?