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Old 08-28-2013, 11:15 AM   #31
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Huh. You'd think that someone named "Miss Remembering" wouldn't have a tough time recalling which show she heard about.



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Old 08-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #32
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I use this grid to prepare for the new season. I go to FutonCritic and look at every new show from the grid. I figure out which ones I want to try, based on the description. In general, I will try almost every 30 minute sitcom, and dramas that don't appear to be chick-lit on the surface (I don't need any Gray's Anatomy).

I don't use previews or commercials. Those are often NOTHING like the show itself.

I then highlight the grid, yellow for returning series I watch, pink for newbies I want to try. I also add the ones I want to try to the Futon Critic "My Shows" list. I add SPs as the new shows start to appear on my TiVo.

This year I added:
We are Men
Mom
Hostages
Almost Human
Blacklist
Marvel's Shield
Goldberg's
Lucky 7
Back in the Game
Super Fun Night
Tomorrow People
Millers
Crazy Ones
Welcome to the Family
Sean Saves the World
MJF Show
Enlisted
Dracula

With sitcoms, I *try* to make it all the way thru the first episode before I decide pass/fail. If it's on the bubble, I will give it two episodes. For dramas, they have to keep me from Minute Zero. As soon as they lose me, SP deleted.

My guess: Based on previous years, of these 18, I will be lucky if 5 make the grade. I'm like laria, I try to record everything remotely interesting sounding, and delete from there. Some get whacked almost immediately, others make it for several eps before I zap 'em (I'm looking at you Revolution).
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #33
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Hope time Warner/CBS fiasco is resolved or I will have to look for another Tivo for those over the air.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:18 PM   #34
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:48 PM   #35
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A lot of new shows interest me and I've set up a couple dozen ARWL for them. What I need to do is sit down and look up when everything is on and arrange things on my tivos to accommodate as much as I can.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:36 AM   #36
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What I need to do is sit down and look up when everything is on and arrange things on my tivos to accommodate as much as I can.
I have a spreadsheet for that that I fill out every Fall and Winter/Spring season. I have it set up though so that ABC/NBC/CW are all on one of the S3's, and CBS/FOX are on the other. It seems like every year there is one night and one time slot that has a 5 way conflict, though.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:43 AM   #37
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This season with the DirecTV Genie and 5 tuners, I'm not overly worried about setting everything up. I looked that the TV Guide grid, and I think there's only one or two times where I would have had an issue when I only had 2 tuners. With five, no longer an issue. Space might be, but we'll see. If it looks like space will be an issue, I'll just hang a 2TB drive off the Genie.
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:26 PM   #38
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The Shield is coming back??!! AWESOME!!
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:53 PM   #39
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Hope that was just a sarcasm there because Vic Mackey isn't coming back ever.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is coming this fall, though.

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Old 08-30-2013, 03:07 PM   #40
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Yeah, it was wishful thinking because I knew better. I don't think Chiklis will EVER have a role as great as Vic Mackey...
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:58 PM   #41
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A lot of new shows interest me and I've set up a couple dozen ARWL for them. What I need to do is sit down and look up when everything is on and arrange things on my tivos to accommodate as much as I can.
Done.
I added 4 more shows in the process and only have 3 low priority minor conflicts on my Premiere that I can record on my S2. There are still about 8 shows that I have ARWL/SP's for that are not on the schedule yet.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:03 AM   #42
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The Goldbergs - Feels kind of Wonder Years/Malcom-ish.
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Sounds like re-tread of the original Goldbergs TV show that started as a radio show.

Of course CBS's "Brooklyn Bridge" kinda was, as well.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:05 AM   #43
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You mean before it's cancelled?
Won't they have to move it to Fox on Friday night for that?
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:09 AM   #44
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I use to think the four tuners were enough.....ha

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Old 08-31-2013, 10:39 AM   #45
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Won't they have to move it to Fox on Friday night for that?
Nah...Whedon's involvement is enough to doom it....
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:39 PM   #46
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I think this might be the first year ever where I don't bother with network TV. If there are any big hits I might jump on the bandwagon but otherwise I'm going to take a pass. I just can't see investing my time into new shows that will probably get cancelled.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:56 AM   #47
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I use this grid to prepare for the new season. I go to FutonCritic and look at every new show from the grid. I figure out which ones I want to try, based on the description. In general, I will try almost every 30 minute sitcom, and dramas that don't appear to be chick-lit on the surface (I don't need any Gray's Anatomy).

I don't use previews or commercials. Those are often NOTHING like the show itself.

I then highlight the grid, yellow for returning series I watch, pink for newbies I want to try. I also add the ones I want to try to the Futon Critic "My Shows" list. I add SPs as the new shows start to appear on my TiVo.

This year I added:
We are Men
Mom
Hostages
Almost Human
Blacklist
Marvel's Shield
Goldberg's
Lucky 7
Back in the Game
Super Fun Night
Tomorrow People
Millers
Crazy Ones
Welcome to the Family
Sean Saves the World
MJF Show
Enlisted
Dracula

With sitcoms, I *try* to make it all the way thru the first episode before I decide pass/fail. If it's on the bubble, I will give it two episodes. For dramas, they have to keep me from Minute Zero. As soon as they lose me, SP deleted.

My guess: Based on previous years, of these 18, I will be lucky if 5 make the grade. I'm like laria, I try to record everything remotely interesting sounding, and delete from there. Some get whacked almost immediately, others make it for several eps before I zap 'em (I'm looking at you Revolution).
I thought I was the only one to actually watch the shows before deciding whether or not to continue watching.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:50 PM   #48
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Won't they have to move it to Fox on Friday night for that?
This is on ABC - they move it to Saturday nights in the summer (like they did with Dirty Sexy Money and 666 Park Avenue).
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:54 AM   #49
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I used to think 4 TiVos were enough.



(okay, that's not really true, there's no such thing as too many TiVos. There are, however, too many monthly subs)
I know this is a TiVo forum, but Cisco's new 9865HD PVR lets you record *8* HD shows simultaneously.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:51 AM   #50
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A lot of new shows interest me and I've set up a couple dozen ARWL for them. What I need to do is sit down and look up when everything is on and arrange things on my tivos to accommodate as much as I can.
What are ARWL?
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This is the time of year I really miss the season premiere Guru guides that Tivo used to offer.
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Auto Record Wish Lists - a feature available on TiVos.
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Got a chance to watch the ABC fall preview show and really only two shows stood out to me. One was The Goldbergs and the other Shield. I think Shield will last the season, but I don't think The Goldbergs will, as I think it will wind up being too ethnic. The Shield is one I'll watch with my son, who's a big Marvel fan. The others? I'm sure I'll record another couple of shows, but I can't remember their names, which should tell you something about how good I thought they were.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:03 AM   #54
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Auto Record Wish Lists - a feature available on TiVos.
You can do them on DirecTV HRxx boxes, but they are called something else I think. Set a search term and record everything with that term.
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EW fall TV guide should be out this week and once I browse it will know better.

I know I am looking forward to Crisis but that is mid-season. I lived Rand Ravich's last show "Life" and was looking forward to what he did next.
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ABC has put the pilots of The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife and Back in the Game online at watchabc.com if anyone wanted to check them out in advance.
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I was starting to think I'd missed the EW issue with the previews, but I guess maybe it's this week? Seems like TV is starting really late this year. I mean, I know there have always been some shows that didn't start until late Sept or Oct, but just about everything is starting week of 9/23 or later this year.
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I was starting to think I'd missed the EW issue with the previews, but I guess maybe it's this week? Seems like TV is starting really late this year. I mean, I know there have always been some shows that didn't start until late Sept or Oct, but just about everything is starting week of 9/23 or later this year.
Late September is pretty typical. The TV season this year starts on Monday, Sept. 23. For the last few years it's started as follows:

2012: Mon, Sept 24
2011: Mon, Sept 19
2010: Mon, Sept 20
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I thought I remembered it being more around the second week, but I guess not.

I know that at least Survivor is starting the week before 9/23, though.
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I thought I remembered it being more around the second week, but I guess not.

I know that at least Survivor is starting the week before 9/23, though.
Yep, for at least the last several years, the fall season of Survivor has started the week before the TV season officially starts. This allows them to get the full season in and end it in the first week of December, before viewers start getting too busy with holiday plans and before the airwaves are taken over by holiday specials.
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