A Moderate Network Summer (Remote Control Freak)
This post is going to be weak and I’ll tell you why.
Network television during the summer is weak. A lot of your favorites are probably returning, but if you’re like me, they cost extra. Cable has by far the better options, but the networks are still trying.
This summer, each network has at least one scripted series and one new reality show offering, although some have already started. ABC’s Splash is one of the filler shows I hope I never have to hear about again. But like my lovely girlfriend says, “People are going to start lining up for diving lessons before we know it.”
Thanks, Dancing With The Stars.
I suggest renewing your local library card if you don’t have the aforementioned paid TV. Here is what we have to look forward to on network television this summer [click on the title for more info]:
MOTIVE – Mon 5/20
- A female detective has to find a killer. The difference here is that the audience knows who the killer is. I’m going to give this one a gander. I’ll check back and let you know.
MISTRESSES – Mon 6/3
- AKA Desperate Whoreswives.
WHODUNNIT – Sun 6/23
- A 9 Episode reality Clue-like game. It’s going to be awful. I’m going to watch it.
THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION – Weds 5/29
- Sounds exactly like what it is. Jeff Foxworthy hosts.
UNDER THE DOME – Mon 6/24
- Based on a novel by Stephen King. This could be awesome or awful and may not depend on how you feel about Stephen King. A must see for me.
CAMP – Wed 7/10
- A faux-reality show that sends teenagers to summer camp and then follows them around with cameras. Sounds like The Office with bug spray.
CROSSING LINES – Sun 6/30
- Starring Donald Sutherland. It’s another one of those police, courthouse, crime procedural dramas along the lines of Law And Order. Fans of this show already know who they are.