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Nothing good on?

With Battlestar Galactica on it’s absurd 10-month hiatus preceding its final season, Heroes on between-season break, and likewise with Scrubs, I’ve been left to subsist on new episodes of Mythbusters alone. So I’ve been keeping my eye out for new TV shows, and a couple of interesting ones have come to my attention.

One of these is a new show from the USA Network, titled Burn Notice. It’s the story of a US spy who, through some series of unknown circumstances, gets fired from his spy job. But as a spy, it’s not that easy. He can’t just walk away, because they ruined his life. Check out the trailer I linked. It explains things better than I can. Anywho, it’s got what looks to be an amazing cast, including Bruce Campbell, who describes the show as “Highway to Heaven with carnage and mayhem.” It looks like a show with charisma to burn; should be fun.

Another big promising candidate comes from Fox: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. It’s a new show that will pick up a few years after the second Terminator movie, following the lives of John and Sarah Connor after the destruction of the T-1000. The casting here seems excellent too. Thomas Dekker, who played Zach last season on Heroes, is playing John, and Summer Glau, who played River Tam in the Firefly series, is playing a terminator who is helping the Connors. But the thing that truly piqued my interest is the fact that it is acknowledged that the events in the third Terminator happened, but in an alternate timeline. If you’ve seen the third movie, you’ll understand why this is a good thing. In essence, it means that the future is not set. There is no fate except what they make for themselves.

And, this sort of counts, Jericho is coming back. CBS is bringing it back as mid-season replacement, with the possibility of more episodes if it gets a big enough audience. I sincerely hope it will, as there is nothing else on their new show list that looks like it can measure up. It was originally canceled because it went on too long of a hiatus, and when it came back, enough people had lost interest that its ratings went down. Of course, there is also some responsibility to place on the folks at Nielsen ratings, since they aren’t currently including TiVos in their ratings numbers. Hopefully they’ll get their act in gear by the time that Jericho returns.

Burn Notice starts this Thursday, but unfortunately, Chronicles and Jericho won’t be on the air until 2008, around when Battlestar Galactica makes its return as well.

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  1. June 27, 2007 at 10:33 am

    I’m really looking forward to the return of Jericho and to the start of The Sarah Connor Chronicles (the trailer for it looks awesome!). I hadn’t heard of Burn Notice, but I’ll look into it now.

  2. sweat1951
    June 27, 2007 at 11:39 am

    Can’t wait for Jericho. They start filming Season 2 on July 23rd so we’re hoping for Season 2 to start in Oct.

  3. hobershort
    June 27, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    I figured from the “mid-season” replacement statement, Jericho would be appearing around the new year, but given my tenuous grasp on TV schedules due to years of TiVo usage, that’s probably quite wrong. =)

  1. September 24, 2007 at 10:39 am

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