I am fairly disappointed in this seasons television show offerings. Out of all the new shows I tried since the Fall began, the only season pass survivors are Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer, and Close to Home. And as I look to the new shows starting, I don't see much interesting there either (Crumbs looks like it may be cute, and I will try In Justice). I will pass on all the American Idols and their wannabees (dancing with stars, skating with stars, etc.) The only shows that have survived from last season for me are House, Without a Trace, Cold Case, and Numbers. I was thinking of trying The Shield on FX or maybe Dallas S.W.A.T. on A&E. Would I be lost if I started watching The Shield this season without having seen previous seasons? Anybody have any other recommendations for someone who doesn't care for sci-fi, but likes procedural dramas?