7 New Fall Shows I'm Super Freaking Excited For And One Possible DVR Conflict

It's like Sophie's Choice up in my DVR!
Publish date:
September 7, 2011
TV, fall tv, DVR

I just got the Entertainment Weekly Fall TV Preview issue (actually, 3 of them) and I sort of wish I could be put into an induced coma to wait out the week or two until all the fall shows start again.

As a child, TV helped me through my chronic ugliness and epic unpopularity, by keeping me company in those long, loney latchkey hours and giving me hope that some day I would have friends like Zack and Kelly.

Today, well, I don't want to say that my boyfriend and I don't enjoy each other's company, but we enjoy it a lot more when the TV is on and we're not looking at or listening to each other.

When there's nothing on TV, my nights stretch out into emptiness and I end up staying to the office until 8 p.m. even though some of the company's employees are having a jam session complete with bongos I KID YOU NOT, just because I can't face my sad, TV-less household. But not anymore! Because TV is coming back!

Here are the 7 shows shows I am most excited to watch, along with no more than two words explaining why.

Terra Nova



Dr. House.

Up all Night

Will Arnett.


HD Monkeys.

America's Next Top Model All Stars

Elderly models.

The X Factor


Pan Am

60s fashion

I will also be checking out or tuning back in to: The Playboy Club, Dexter, The Walking Dead, The Office, Boardwalk Empire, Person of Interest, How I Met Your Mother and Modern Family.

Which brings me to an important question, regarding what I will call the America's Next Top Model All Stars-The X Factor-Modern Family debacle of 2011.

At 9:00 p.m., there is a DVR conflict between the second half-hour of "The X Factor," the first half-hour of ANTM, and "Modern Family."It's a similar conflict that led me to missing the whole last season of America's Next Top Model. The whole season! I can't do it again, people. But I really want to watch the other two shows as well!

Should I just get a second DVR for the bedroom? We neeeever watch TV in there; in fact, we got rid of a dresser recently and now the TV is sitting on the floor at an unwatchable angle.

Alternately, should I try to make some friends?