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Journeyman: The NBC Must-See of the Season

Not everyone trusted NBC’s instincts when they brought out a new little series last fall called Heroes. It seemed a little iffy on if a show about super heroes could really make a good primetime drama. But any doubts were put aside as Heroes became the most captivating new series of the season.

This season, Journeyman is definitely NBC’s new must-see. Like Heroes, there’s that element of the main character(s) having some sort of discovered and an uncertain mission those powers are meant for. Also like Heroes, there’s an element of immediate captivation with the intriguing story and unique characters.

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CBS New Shows: What’s Hot and What’s Not

Take a look at the new CBS shows including The Big Bang Theory, Cane, and Viva Laughlin on E! Online’s Watch with Kristin:

Totally Tube Reviews: CBS

Watch it now: New Show Previews

For all new and returning show premiere dates: 2007 TV Premiere Schedule

Kid Nation: An Awkward Inspiration to Us All

xl.jpegKid Nation is the Survivor for kids yet set in the dull old American West. Literally, the old West – in a town called Bonanza that a whole bunch of settlers (adults mind you) couldn’t pull together as a working community.

The premiere was certainly interesting. As Andy Dehnart of MSNBC describes: “the show’s first episode was alternatingly uncomfortable, inspiring, and awkward.” And that it was.

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Back to You: A Dash of Grammer and Laughs

Back to You brings back something indeed: memories of what light, good fun we used to have with primetime sitcoms like in the days of Friends and That 70’s Show. They’ve not been erased from the primetime line-up, but they certainly have been overshadowed by hour-long dramas and comedies like The Office and My Name Is Earl that are comedy beyond the title of a sitcom.

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K-Ville Premiere Lacks Luster

kvillecast1.jpgOn the opening scene of FOX’s K-Ville, I was ready to feel the sadness all over again with the tragic scenes of the very fresh Katrina aftermath to the point of feeling a little uncomfortable about fictionalizing it.

I expected this uneasiness about K-Ville as it opened with rescue boats floating, people calling out for help without answer, and general overwhelming tragedy. But then all that just cut off.

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Top 5 “Newbies” You’ll Love This Fall

E! Online’s Kristin Veitch has 5 TV “newbies” you are sure to love this fall! Check out the fresh faces she’s dishing about from Bionic Woman, Gossip Girl, Chuck, Pushing Daisies, and Reaper.

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New TV shows on DVD this week

These are the titles we reviewed on the Sept. 4 edition of Talking Television with Dave White:

30 Rock, Season One
Desperate Housewives, Season Three
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Seasons One and Two
Nip/Tuck, Season Four
Prison Break, Season Two
Rules of Engagement, Season One
Bosom Buddies, Season Two
The Gumby Show: The Gumby Essentials, Volume One
Two and a Half Men, Season One
Jericho, Season One
I Dream of Jeannie, Season Four
McHale’s Navy, Season Two

PICK OF THE WEEK:
Baseball’s Most Unbreakable Feats

To hear our complete report, click below. The DVD report begins about ten minutes into the program:
http://www.talkingtelevision.com/HighSpeedArchives/archive090407pt1.mp3

Join Frankie and me on Sept. 25, when we pay tribute to James Garner, Roy Huggins and the 50th anniversary of Maverick. Our guest that night will be Mick Martin, co-author of Video Movie Guide. Webcast begins at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Ed Robertson
www.edrobertson.com