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Talk Back: Which New Fall Series Are You Still Watching?


Personally, I think this batch of new series is pretty much a wash so far. Given the cancellations already of both FOX's Lone Star and ABC's My Generation, the clock is already ticking for more than a few other freshman series. (My money's on either The Whole Truth or Outlaw to be the next to fall.)

But, just out of (morbid) curiosity, I'm wondering which new fall series you're still watching and which you've already consigned to the dust heap of memory (or at least deleted your TiVo season pass).

Still hooked on The Event? Curious about Undercovers? Already passed on Running Wilde or Raising Hope? What are your thoughts on Hawaii Five-O, Mike and Molly, Chase, No Ordinary Family, Blue Bloods, The Defenders, Bleep My Dad Says, Nikita, and Hellcats?

Is there anything you've given a reprieve to or a complete pass? (And, yes, feel free to include new cable series like HBO's Boardwalk Empire or FX's Terriers, the only two new fall series that I've really taken a shine to.)

Talk back here.


Anonymous said…
Blue Bloods and Nikita.
Jalyn said…
Still watching and enjoying No Ordinary Family (although to be fair, it's an episode behind most new shows) as well as Undercovers, but that's about to strike out if the episode tonight doesn't improve from the first two. Hawaii Five-O, though, is an afterthought for the weekend when I remember Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim are on television.
Maggi said…
I loved Lone Star, but have sadly deleted its season pass. Undercovers is no Alias, so it lost a pass as well. Only Hawaii Five-O remains as a newbie, but it's fluff, not appointment TV. (PS I don't have the cable channels)
Wendy said…
Dropped: Undercovers, Chase, H50
Still Watching: The Event, No Ordinary Family, & Nikita

I was really hoping that I'd like Undercovers but it's just so blah and I'm going to pull a Mean Girls here, 'NBC stop trying to make Sexpionage happen!' It's just so Streets Behind :-)

I've heard great things about Raising Hope so I think I'll try to catch up on that one or jump in next week. Overall the freshman class has been very 'meh' this year.
sawcat said…
Hawaii Five-O. Never watched the original, but just by itself it is enjoyable. I gave up on The Event the second episode- was trying too much to be Lost (which I didn't like). I'm still staying with LOLA, since its only had the one episode air so far. Those are the only ones I've tried
KriZia said…
I'm still watching The Event, Chase, No Ordinary Family, The Whole Truth, Nikita, Blue Bloods and Boardwalk Empire.

I occasionally look to the Internet to see an episode of Hawaii 5-0 and maybe Outlaw, but only if I'm bored after catching up on everything else that I watch.

I haven't given reprieves to anything, unfortunately. I gave up on Detroit 1-8-7 after the first episode. I was going to watch the second episodes of Lone Star and My Generation, but then they got canceled and I no longer saw the point. Better With You wasn't enjoyable enough for me to continue watching.

Still waiting for Love Bites, Body of Proof, Facing Kate, Ride-Along, The Cape, The Walking Dead, Criminal Minds:SB, Luther and Tower Prep to start, though most of those are midseason shows.
WhoGirl said…
I can't ever remember this happening before, but I have given up on every new show. There's nothing new on my DVR season pass. . .except Rubicon, but I figure that doesn't count b/c it was summer show. Really, really disappointing.
thirtyhelens said…
Absolutely love Boardwalk Empire, but that's the only new show that is must-see for me. Enjoyed Hawaii Five-0 quite a lot but not enough that it's unmissable; after a three-week trial, I still prefer Castle if forced to choose in that slot.
Rae said…
Only one still technically on my schedule is No Ordinary Family and that's somewhat due to this week being the first new episode I've seen of it since earlier this summer. There's something about it that appeals to me way more than it does you but it hasn't quite earned itself a permanent spot on my schedule yet.

I've also kept up with The Event which I don't think is nearly as awful as you do but also hasn't managed to convince me to commit. I keep saying I'm dropping it completely but then I keep watching it each week. Partly because I've got nothing else at 9PM on Mondays and partly out of curiousity.
Pamela Jaye said…
as of the beginning of the season, I added very few new shows (my weekly record list is now 20).

The Event and No Ordinary Family, reluctantly, as my best friend and Alan Sepinwall seemed to not hate them and Jason Ritter is cute. I have watched only one ep of each, so far. Kay is fed up, Alan is "that's it for me" and I haven't made it to ep 2 or 3. DVR swallowed NOF this week as well.

Hawaii 50 - just for my brother. So far, seen one ep, only like the theme song. Never watched the orig. Police dramas are not in my playbook.

Feces My Dad Says - never liked the Twitter feed but I did like the book. Not fond of the Shat unless he is self-parodying, have 6 eps of Boston Legal left to watch. If there is enough of a tech angle and not just sitcom, I might be able to watch this.

Outsourced - I liked the end of the second episode. I know I am in the minority. But I did like the such a young "manager" would choose to save all his employees - even the one with no redeeming ethics. It was too easy, maybe, but I liked the message. Perhaps I would have enjoyed Gung Ho, if I had ever heard of it.

Have I missed anything new?
Pamela Jaye said…
as of the beginning of the season, I added very few new shows (my weekly record list is now 20).

The Event and No Ordinary Family, reluctantly, as my best friend and Alan Sepinwall seemed to not hate them and Jason Ritter is cute. I have watched only one ep of each, so far. Kay is fed up, Alan is "that's it for me" and I haven't made it to ep 2 or 3. DVR swallowed NOF this week as well.

Hawaii 50 - just for my brother. So far, seen one ep, only like the theme song. Never watched the orig. Police dramas are not in my playbook.

Feces My Dad Says - never liked the Twitter feed but I did like the book. Not fond of the Shat unless he is self-parodying, have 6 eps of Boston Legal left to watch. If there is enough of a tech angle and not just sitcom, I might be able to watch this.

Outsourced - I liked the end of the second episode. I know I am in the minority. But I did like the such a young "manager" would choose to save all his employees - even the one with no redeeming ethics. It was too easy, maybe, but I liked the message. Perhaps I would have enjoyed Gung Ho, if I had ever heard of it.

Have I missed anything new?
Kate said…
Just Boardwalk Empire & Top Chef Desserts... and I'm about to stop watching some old shows (I'm looking at you Weeds)
Carrie said…
I still like Hawaii 5-O, Nikita and Raising Hope. Sure Hawaii 5-O is silly but I enjoy it. I am usually pretty heavily scheduled but not this year. I have already passed on every other new show. I tried very hard to like Terriers and I guess i just don't get it. I am waiting for the season of Boardwalk Empire to be on HBO on demand so i can watch it all in a row. Let's hope some good things come our way mid season.
BobbyNash said…
Tried and dropped: The Event, Nikita, Caprica (technically not new, but dumped after this week's disappointing return).

Tried and still watching: Undercovers, Hawaii Five-O, Mike and Molly, No Ordinary Family, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: Los Angeles, and Bleep My Dad Says.

A cuople of these are on the bubble for me so we'll see what happens.

Glory said…
Dropped Undercovers and Boardwalk Empire. Still interested in Raising Hope and The Event. And I've been meaning to watch No Ordinary Family but haven new 't had the time.

The other new shows don't interest me at all. I'm no fan of cop and detective shows - and isn't the TV market over-saturated with procedurals already? No? Well, I am.
BobbyNash said…
Oh, yeah. I also tried and dropped Detroit 187 and Terriers.

glory said…
Forgot to add that I also dropped Shit My Dad Says.
Ms. Snark said…
Never watched The Event, I figured a high concept show like that might get a quick ax so I didn't want to get caught up in it like too many of cancelled shows. Everything else new looked .. not good.

Still watching: HAWAII 5-0. I watch while multitasking other things but it's already losing some appeal. NIKITA. Nothing new to see yet I'm still watching and not sure why. NO ORDINARY FAMILY.. saved on the DVR, to watch and review later this week.
Jennifer said…
I'm still watching No Ordinary Family (well, I haven't seen the second episode yet so I guess I'm still deciding), Nikita, and um, Hellcats. So apparently the CW went 2-for-2 with me, which is better than any of the other networks!
Amrie said…
Hello :)

Officially dropped Undercovers, not watching Hellcats, Better With You, Bleep my Dad Says, or Outsourced.

Still watching The Event, but don't really enjoy it HA; still watching Nikita, really liking Blue Bloods. Hawaii Five-0 is still making the cut, but I don't necessarily love it. The Whole Truth is just ok, so I'll keep watching probably until it's canceled; ditto Outlaw.

I LOVE Terriers and enjoy Boardwalk Empire, so they're both still a-go.
Kat said…
Tried and dropped after pilot: Lone Star, Undercovers, Raising Hope, Blue Bloods, Outsourced.

Recorded but have not watched: the Event and Rubicon

On the bubble: Mike & Molly

Still watching: Nikita, Hawaii 5-0 No Ordinary Family, Defenders

Love: Terriers and Top Chef Just Desserts
Darkever said…
Terriers. That's it. We've been swamped so we haven't started Boardwalk Empire yet. Nothing else looks good enough for me to care. I caught 10 minutes of Undercovers and was terribly bored. I saw some Raising Hope at the gym, look funny but I'm still probably not going to watch.
Cassie said…
I'm hanging on for another week on most of the shows. My favorite new show is The Whole Truth because I love Rob Morrow so that worries me that it might go soon. I also kind of like Hawaii 5-0 again for the acting not necessarily the story-lines.

May only have one more week: Raising Hope, Running Wilde, Better With You Bleep My Dad Says, No Ordinary Family and Outsourced.

I'm not completely in love with any of those. I have wanted to catch up on The Event on Undercovers online eventually.
Tempest said…
My hope is that since the new crop is pretty pathetic, it won't squeeze out existing shows that might be on the bubble.

Other than Terriers, most of the new shows are grading shows -- I watch while I'm grading papers. Undercovers has survived due to lack of competition. Still watching H50. (I catch Castle On Demand.) And I have to admit that I find The Defenders kinda fun. Nikita fell by the wayside once Fringe came back on. I might pick up Blue Bloods after Haven's season finale.
Brandollars said…
I gave up on the Event after the 2nd episode, and Outsourced is anything but funny (I couldn't even make it 5 minutes through episode 2).

I'm still watching Undercovers, which I think is brilliant and definitely the best new show this season (not counting Terriers or Boardwalk Empire).

Hawaii Five-0 is still enjoyable and fun to watch, and I thought that last night had the best episodes so far of Running Wilde and Raising Hope.

Better With You has pretty good jokes - I can't stand the actor playing the youngest guy though, I think he's horrible. I like the show but I don't think it has a lot of time left.
Am I the only one still giving Running Wilde a chance?
rockauteur said…
Still watching The Event. We'll see.

No Ordinary Family last night was awful. I'll give it one more episode.

Haven't been able to watch episodes 2-3 of Outlaw yet but I did like the pilot (probably the only one).

Love Terriers. Boardwalk Empire is pretty great. Rubicon is amazing (does that count, since it launched in the summer?)

Passed on Undercovers and Nikita. Hellcats is awful. Pass on new FOX, CBS, NBC and ABC comedies.

Holding out on returning series CHUCK and LIFE UNEXPECTED getting full-season reprieves.
Ally said…
The new crop basically sucks. Even the ones that are ok, are just not wowing me in the least. I'm going to keep it clean and limit it to network series, just because:

Still watching: Nikita, Hellcats (don't judge me!), Raising Hope, Running Wilde, Detroit 187 (odd, as I never watch cop shows, but I'm drawn to Michael I) & The Event.

However, I am giving The Event one more week. It's a little too 24 for me, and as much as I loved 24, I was done with it a couple of seasons ago. Plus, I get totally frustrated with lead characters who are 100% right about something and no one believes them. It makes me too anxious.

Still sad about Lone Star and the promise of My Generation. Seriously, has there ever been a worse ad campaign than the one for MG?

Dropped: None, I guess. I saw all the pilots, and the only one I thought about watching but didn't was H5O. That was one of my favorite pilots, but I wasn't inspired to watch again. I might tune in again.

BTW - I thought Blue Bloods was one of the worst pilots I saw, and that's saying a lot. The dialogue was cringe-worthy and the set-up was so been-there-done-that. Oooh - a family of cops. Oooh, Donnie Wahlberg is a detective who sometimes has to break the rules to get things done. Oooooh there may be some corruption in the family. Ooooh, there's a young, impressionable rookie who may have to make some tough choices. I don't think there was an original thought in this whole pilot, and yet it's doing better than most of the new shows. I just had to vent.
Russ said…
Dropped: Bleep my Dad Says, loved the twitter and a big nerd so I love Kirk but lord did that one stink. Undercovers, I was drinking and this one still left a bad taste in my mouth one ep and I was done.

Like: The Event, I really hope it can pull out of it's nose dive and pull it together. Hellcats, I am not sure why but I can't get enough from The CW right now. Better with you, this would be a love if they dropped the laugh track and the young guy, as was stated above is a bit to over the top for me. Terriers, I need to see more before I love this one. Running Wilde, I really hope this one picks it up and stays around, I miss Arrested Development. Outsourced, people may dislike this one but I find it amusing and light. The Defenders, I have only seen one ep so far but I am a fan thus far.

Love: Nikita, it's not deep but it works for me. Hawaii Five-O, did not watch the original but I am digging the new one, could be because I thought Moonlight was canceled way to soon. No Ordinary Family, I like it's lite approach to this plus like I said, I am nerd so super heroes strike a cord with me. Boardwalk Empire, I wasn't sure at first but right now HBO can't do me wrong. Lost Girl, this one is simple the lead (Anna Silk) is extremely hot and the story is good enough to keep me waiting for next week. Raising Hope, this story is great it is a change of comedy style to my current list of shows.

I think I am going to pick up Blue Bloods, I haven't had a chance to check it out yet.
Page48 said…
Still watching: "Nikita" and "The Event"
Tried and 'bored now': "Undercovers" (a disgrace to the memory of "Alias"), "No Ordinary Family", H50

I must say that "Rubicon" has been the best new show I've seen in 2010, although not a "fall lineup" show.
Anonymous said…
Still watching Nikita, Terriers and No Ordinary Family. Didn't even get through the whole pilot for The Event before turning it off. Don't like Undercovers or Mike and Molly or Outsourced.
Anonymous said…
I am watching Boardwalk Empire, The Big C and Raising Hope. I am amazed that the Big C makes me laugh out loud every week - I never thought cancer could be funny. I am also trying to hang in there with L&O LA.

I think Undercovers should be on later at night, it might seem better when I am tired, or at least I wouldn't have as much trouble suspending disbelief. It is very pretty to look at and the characters are interesting enough, wish I could put my finger on what it is...

Anonymous said…
So far the only one with a season pass: Rasing Hope.

Charles Smyth said…
Even though both shows are burdened with too much cheese, I like CHASE and DETROIT 187. The cheese comes from the suits via the writers. Don't blame the actors, especially Kelli Giddish and Michael Imperioli, who are both good and believable in their roles.

Of course, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is must-see TV, and I've heard RUBICON is worth a look, though I haven't yet watched any eps.
Grace said…
Raising Hope & Hawaii Five 0
Liz said…
So far the only must-see for me is Top Chef Just Desserts (great addition to the franchise!).

My Tivo is collecting a few new shows. The only ones I'm caught up on are Nikita (bumped Fringe!), Undercovers (I keep hoping it will get better) and Outlaw (love Jimmy Smits, not so much the writing and plots). Next will try to get through Terriers and Boardwalk, but I'm not as big a fan as others here.

Still waiting to pass judgment on Hawaii 50 (love the cast) and No Ordinary Family. May end up deleting The Event without even watching.

Between the summer shows wrapping up and my returning shows, there's just not enough time to spend on shows that haven't grabbed me yet. Very sad crop this year.
Drax said…
Much to my surprise The Event keeps pulling me in every week. I *really* wish they'd drop the schoolboy trick of opening an episode with a "hook" then segueing into a "Six hours earlier" scene. If anything's gonna kill The Event for me that'll be it.
Nikita's been a bit slow but I'll give it another week or two.
H50 is pleasantly fluffy, there's much worse ways to kill 42 mins in an evening.
Terriers is pretty good, kinda like Rockford Files for the 21st century but the format's adapated for a modern audience. Hope this one sticks around.
Really looking forward to The Walking Dead, but apart from that it's been a piss poor year for scripted shows.
Antproof said…
Appointment TV: Terriers, Boardwalk Empire. Loved Terriers right off the bat, Boardwalk Empire took a while to get going but I'm hooked now.

Still with: Outsourced, although I think they're not exploiting the material as well as the movie did.

Check and pass: Blue Bloods, Detroit 187, H5O, Nikita

Archiving: The Event and Undercovers. The idea of these shows interests me but I'm not committing until I think they're sticking around.
Anonymous said…
Hawaii Five-0, Nikita and Broadwalk Empire. Everything else has gone bubye for me
mad_typist said…
Loving So Far:
- Terriers
- Raising Hope
- Boardwalk Empire

Watching but on the verge of deleting the season pass:
- Undercovers

Watched, but disliked:
- Detroit 1-8-7
- No Ordinary Family
- Rubicon (I understand this got better, but if you can't win me over in 3 hours, you're not for me)

I also really enjoyed Nikita, but I only have 1 DVR and the show is in the worst time slot imaginable - will probably watch online or wait for S1 to come out on DVD.
wdavi said…
Caprica,Hawaii Five-O,Broadwalk Empire are on my watch list. The biggest mistake I made this TV season, was tuning in to "The Event" and skipping "Lone Star". The next week, tuned into "Lone Star" and loved it! Little did I know, that that would be the last episode! Too bad. It had great potential! There's really not too much to like this season.
Tonya Ricucci said…
I love love Terriers - completely hooked me. Enjoying Top Chef: Just Desserts. I watched the first episode of Undercovers and didn't like it, can't bear to watch the second one but admit I've still got a season pass just because it's J.J. Abrams. sigh. All the other new shows either didn't interest me enough in the first place or have been sampled and dropped. Terrible season. Can we somehow magically have the next season of Mad Men already?
Nate said…
Still watching & liking No Ordinary Family, Blue Bloods & Detroit 1-8-7. I don't usually watch cop dramas and prejudged 'Detroit', but watched the second episode and it grabbed me, same with Blue Bloods.

Tried Nikita, Running Wilde, Bleep My Dad Say, but nothing there. Also The Whole Truth, but heard rumors of cancelling and figured I wouldn't get invested. Hawaii Five-0 was just okay for me after 1st ep so stopped watching, and I still prefer Castle. I didn't ever catch The Event as it seemed like a Lost rip off.

That's it.
Brad said…
Too many people are giving up on Running Wilde. The first episode was awful, but the next two have been steadily improving.
It's not Arrested Development, but Will Arnett remains funnier than almost anyone else ever.

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