Mid-Season Premiers. Is your DVR ready?

This week we can welcome back new episodes of our favorite TV shows, and some new ones. There is a nice guide to when your favorite shows are starting back up and when new mid-season ones show up. Check out the calendar and set your HTPC up to record at least one episode of some new ones, how else are you going to know if you like it or not.

 

It’s time to dust off your universal remote after the end-of-year TV programming lull and prepare for the upcoming mid-season premieres. Sure, your DVR may automatically pick up the shows you already watch, but many new series debut in the winter months, too

 thedigitalmediazone.com article

cliqueclack.com schedule

  • The new shows have been

    The new shows have been listed on The Futon Critic website for quite some time.  Here’s a link to the full schedule grid:

    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/guide/

    I made up my recording To Do list over the holidays after getting all caught up on the current season of shows as well as finally having time to watch a few of my backlogged movies.  I’m looking forward to some of the new shows (Alcatraz, Lost Girl, Luck) and the continuation of a few of my returning favorites (Shameless, Spartacus, Californication). 

    Many of the network mid-season shows tend to stick around longer and have a stronger following than many of the new fall shows.  The fall schedule tends to get chopped up with gaps that sometimes extend several weeks between airings of new episodes due to sporting events (i.e., The World Series) and holidays.  I think that really harms new shows since it makes it difficult to really get involved in a show that has sporadic continuity.  Shows starting up at the beginning of the year don’t have that problem since may sporting events happen on the weekend (NFL) and reruns usually happen during March Madness so there’s no conflict with new episoides.

  • Thanks Captian Video…That

    Thanks Captian Video…That is a very nice guide too…I got the comment from the wife last night…have you setup the DVR for the new shows..So I started looking this morning…

  • Interesting to see Syfy pick

    Interesting to see Syfy pick up Lost Girl.  Been watching it since it started airing in Canada.  Of course, yet once again they are listing it as a “Syfy Original”.. whatever that means.  Apparently anything they purchase can be called an original, even though it was produced and aired somewhere else Surprised

    Not much else really jumping out at me.. but I’ve got more than enough to watch and try to keep up with anyways…

    • farscapesg1

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      Interesting to see Syfy pick up Lost Girl.  Been watching it since it started airing in Canada.  Of course, yet once again they are listing it as a “Syfy Original”.. whatever that means.  Apparently anything they purchase can be called an original, even though it was produced and aired somewhere else Surprised

      Not much else really jumping out at me.. but I’ve got more than enough to watch and try to keep up with anyways…

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      Chances are SyFy is making a new series based on the Canadian series.  They’ve done that with several shows, including the current series “Being Human”, which is based on a BBC series.  In fact, many shows airing in the U.S. are based on foreign TV shows that have been adapted to the U.S. market.  Then again, SyFy may be claiming it’s original because no other U.S. stations are broadcasting it, same as “Merlin” and “Doctor Who.”  I’ve just finished watching the latest season of “Merlin” that I downloaded via torrents of the original BBC broadcasts in HD.  SyFi starts airing the same season in the U.S. next week, IIRC.

  • Unless something gets serious

    Unless something gets serious news coverage or people start telling me about a show, I no longer spend the time researching new shows.  I already have so much recorded that I’d rather wait a few seasons for someone to tell me how great a show is than get invested in something which quickly gets cancelled.  Our household could probably stop recording everything and not run out of things to watch for a year… maybe more.  Sounds ridiculous to have that much stored, but, we never find ourselves saying, “There’s nothing on TV!”

    So, keep me posted if anything turns out to truly be “must see TV”.  Smile

  • I just finished watching

    I just finished watching Homeland on Showtime, while it is already over and not airing right now it is a must watch show!

    Justified on FX is probably one of the only returning shows I am looking forward too, great show, great characters. 

    White Collar on USA is good as well, not great but worth a watch.

    -Josh

    • Funny, I just couldn’t get

      Funny, I just couldn’t get into Homeland. I watched it here and there since it was on right after Dexter. Enjoyed the season finale. But I doubt I’ll bother going back to watch the episodes I missed.

      I watched a good amount of the first season of Justified just because I was a huge fan of Timothy Olyphant when he was on Deadwood and he seemed to be playing a similar character. Ended up a bit disappointed though. I figure it must have gotten better though seeing as how it’s in what, season 3 now? Unlike Homeland, I may actually go back and watch this. If it ends up on Netflix streaming I’m totally game. 

  • My wife and I just started

    My wife and I just started watching Mad Men on netflix and we have gone though two seasons in a few weeks. I am looking forward to catching up to what is live now.. Storage Wars is also a favorite around our house.

    I always tell my wife if we miss the first go around and it is good we can watch it online later. I did it with Lost…