Fall 2005 Schedule

The major networks have announced their primetime
schedules for the fall portion of the 2005-2006
season. I threw together a programming grid and
posted it here.
Confirmed new shows are listed in italics. Some
interesting changes, which I’ll discuss further below.

Sunday

The West Wing moved to Sunday nights, where
it’s up against Fox animation and Desperate
Housewives
. Not much of genre interest here.

Monday

Monday has a few new dramas and comedies. It’s the
new home of Arrested Development, but nothing
else here catches my eye.

Tuesday

There is one new genre show cropping up on Tuesday.
The WB is launching Supernatural, a show that
seems to have a lot to do with genetic memory.

Wednesday

First of all, Smallville got moved to a
different night. (More on that later.) Lost
didn’t, and it’s going head-to-head against The
Apprentice: Martha Stewart
. Lost is
also the lead-in for Invasion, which may have
genre elements in it.

Thursday

Smallville finds its new home here for its
fifth season, up against Joey, The
OC
, Survivor, and the new The Night
Stalker
. Don’t expect Smallville to
have a sixth season. This smells like a setup; I
swear the WB plans to end it after season five as they
did with Angel, so they put it where it will
get the kind of ratings needed to justify said
cancellation. I’m glad I can record two shows at
once, since I plan to watch The Night Stalker
as well. (I’ve even got the multiple time zone feeds,
so that shouldn’t be a problem.) Alias is
also on this night, and it is the lead-in for The
Night Stalker
.

Friday

Friday has a few new sitcoms and one hour shows.
These may interest some people, but none really catch
my attention.

Saturday

Saturday seems to be the night the networks don’t
expect people to be home. UPN and The WB don’t even
have set schedules for this night, and CBS has blocked
off two hours for “repeats.”

So, that’s the schedule. Are there any new (or old)
genre shows you want us to review?

10 replies on “Fall 2005 Schedule”

  1. obiwan says:

    Numb3rs?
    I don’t know if it can be considered a genre show, but Numb3rs is certainly a celebration of geekiness. And, whenever Charlie gets a mathematical inspiration, it’s like he’s using super powers or something (the screen goes all sepia and slow motion with mathematical formulae appearing all over the place)… uh, so does it count?

  2. y42 says:

    Smallville seasons

    Don’t expect Smallville to have a sixth season.

    Didn’t they come out and say that they intended Smallville to end after 5 seasons from the get go? They said we wouldn’t see the suit until he’s leaving for his new life in Metropolis…

  3. chad says:

    Start Date
    When do these shows start airing?

    • fiziko says:

      Re: Start Date

      When do these shows start airing?

      The start dates vary, and haven’t been announced. There’s
      usually a spread from September to November on them.

  4. roseblood says:

    Non-genre
    Blind Justice won’t be picked up for a 2nd season. I kinda like the show. Can’t find it in fall listings anywhere.

    • fiziko says:

      Re: Non-genre

      Blind Justice won’t be picked up for a 2nd season. I kinda
      like the show. Can’t find it in fall listings anywhere.

      It has been officially cancelled.

    • buddman says:

      Re: Non-genre
      What about Jack and Bobby?

      • hitch says:

        Re: Non-genre

        What about Jack and Bobby?

        yep. that one’s gone too. as is, sadly, eyes. that was a really good show, too.

        • SemperAskew says:

          I think Peter said it best…

          What about Jack and Bobby?

          yep. that one’s gone too. as is, sadly, eyes. that was a really good show, too.

          Peter: “Everybody I’ve got bad news. We’ve been cancelled.”
          Lois: “Oh no Peter! How could they do that?”
          Peter: “Well unfortuantely Lois, there’s just no more room on the schedule. We just gotta accept the fact that FOX has to make room for terrific shows like Dark Angel, Titus, Undeclared, Action, That 80’s Show, Wonder Falls, Fast Lane, Andy Richter Controls The Universe, Skin, Girl’s Club, Cracking Up, The Pitts, Firefly, Get Real, Freaky Links, Wanda At Large, Costello, The Lone Gunman, A Minute with Stan Hooper, Normal Ohio, Pasadena, Harsh Realm, Keen Eddy, The Street, American Embassy, Cedric The Entertainer, The Tick, Louie, And Greg The Bunny….”
          Lois: “Is there no hope?”
          Peter: “Well I suppose if ALL those shows go down the tubes we might have a shot.”

          And I’m sure we can add some more. Hopefully, something worthwhile will come up.

  5. dram says:

    Scrubs
    What I don’t see is Scrubs. I had heard it got picked up for another season.

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