M: Welcome to day five of the Relatively Entertaining Fall TV Previews, or as I like to refer to it, Fringeday. Oh, and we’re including Saturday (aka Stinksday) on this one, because it’s bereft of quality programming thus not worthy of its own post (and should not be leading off the red-hot dynamite that is Sunday night). Anyway, here’s a quick key to help you as you read:
Titles in blue are new this season
Each * means one Quibbling Sibling will be tuning in
E: Let’s be frank. Fringe is one of the best shows on television, but the audience isn’t there. Sure, the show has buzz and the respect of critics, but that’s not what the network bosses most crave; it’s ratings, and Fringe hasn’t got ‘em.
M: I’d argue that it had them before Fox started yanking it around the schedule, eventually dumping it in the graveyard know as Friday nights, but that’s irrelevant at this point. Continue.
E: Thankfully we’re getting at least a half season to say goodbye to one of the best, brightest shows on television, but beyond those precious thirteen episodes, our love affair with the Fringe Division seems doomed.
M: A bit of news came out the other day that spawned a sprawling discussion between the siblings. The conversation starts with a tidbit from FOX president Kevin Reilly that puts the future of one of our favorite shows, Fringe, into debate. From there it broadens into a discussion of network habits (and stupidity), and shows jumping nets (as opposed to sharks). We are also joined briefly in our discussion by husband/sibling-in-law Mr E.
E: Woohoo! Cat Deeley and So You Think You Can Dance! YES! That pretty much made my morning, y’all. Happy dance, happy dance, happy dance…This looks something like the Snoopy dance, if you’re wondering.