Thursday and Friday TV


(Possible Spoiler) Smallville and Supernatural are both back on Sept. 18. Supernatural is one of those I watch with my youngest and we’re looking forward to the new season. I don’t want to reveal any spoilers but I do know that Dean wakes up in a Pine Box and he’s been freed from hell. The question is how. (Hope that doesn’t ruin anything for anyone.)They’re fighting everyone from Dracula to Teddy Bears this season. Those are on the CW. Oh, and Survivor’s back — again. ‘Nuff said.

Ugly Betty (ABC) is actually moving the entire set to NYC to film now. Very cool. It’s back with Grey’s on Sept. 25. (More about those in a later blog. Haven’t had a chance to see the first episodes yet.) ER is back on Sept. 25, and the beautiful Angela Bassett is running the ER. Talk about a tough one. This character she’s playing doesn’t take any bull. The Office and My Name is Earl also return that night. The other NBC comedy Kath and Kim debuts on Oct. 9. And 30 Rock is back Oct. 30.

Also on Oct. 9 ABC has the new drama Life on Mars, which is somewhat like the BBC one. They didn’t have a full pilot. I’m still trying to forget the 70s, so I’m not sure this is a show for me. It’s also cops, even thought there are some other elements. Jason O’Mara and Michael Imperioli star.

On CBS, CSI and the new drama Eleventh Hour also debut on the 9th. They only had a presentation for this one, but I’m a big, big fan of Rufus Sewell and I like anything odd to do with science. This could be fun.


The Ex-List, which joins Ghost Whisperer and Numbers Oct. 3, is charming. I enjoyed the pilot and I’m fan of the star Elizabeth Reaser and the show’s producer/writer Diane Ruggiero. I’m curious to see where this one goes. The Starter Wife is back as a series on USA. I didn’t watch the mini-series, but I’m going to catch up. NBC didn’t send us anything or do a press conference for Crusoe so I’ve got nothing to tell you there.

Oh, Life is moving to Friday nights. I like this one, so I’ll be checking it out too on Oct. 3.

I’m sure I’ve forgotten very important shows, but my brain is tired. Feel free to ask questions. Please ask questions and make comments. :-)


About Candace Havens

Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly, Like A Charm, The Demon King and I and Dragons Prefer Blondes. Her new venture is writing for the Blaze line of Harlequin. Those books include Take Me If You Dare, She Who Dares, Wins, Truth and Dare, and The Model Marine. She is also in the anthology Spirited, and the proceeds go to help literacy. Her books have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 1800 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.

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  1. I’m giving Life on Mars a pass. I loved the Brit version, but can’t see how the U.S. version can improve on it. I am looking forward, however, to Eleventh Hour because the Brits only did three (or was it four?) two-hour episodes. They could do a lot more with that. Plus, as you said, it has Rufus Sewell. *swoon*

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