I wish I could say that I do nothing but read each night after the kids are in bed. I love a good book, but as a busy parent, sometimes after a long day all I want to do is veg. So, I am more than ready for the return of new television this Fall.
Some of my returning favorites are Parks and Recreation, Modern Family, Parenthood (which starts tonight), and Fringe. I also caught up on the last three seasons of Grey’s Anatomy this Summer, so I’m ready to dive back into that one. To be honest, I’m feeling a little Glee fatigue this year. Maybe it was all of the back and forth the last few months about who is and is not leaving the show. I am, however, looking forward to returning guilty pleasures Desperate Housewives, Gossip Girl and (I admit it) 90210.
I’m still lamenting the loss of Friday Night Lights and (yes, still) my beloved Lost, but I’m excited about a lot of the new shows premiering this year. Some that I am looking forward to:
- Hart of Dixie, which stars Rachel Bilson as a doctor moving to a small town, and is reminding me of two of my departed favorites—Gilmore Girls and Everwood.
- Terra Nova, a Steven Spielberg-produced drama that takes us from a dystopian 2149 Chicago back to prehistoric times, dinosaurs and all.
- Up All Night, a parenting comedy starring three of my favorite funny people: Will Arnett, Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph.
What are you looking forward to watching this year? Will you be checking out the new X-Factor with Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul? Or the Mad Men-esque period drama Pan Am? How about the Charlie’s Angels re-boot starring FNL and Parenthood’s Minka Kelly? Any old favorites you can’t wait to see again?