Muruch’ Fall TV Schedule

Day / Time (EST) TV Show Network
Mon / 8pm Gotham Fox
Mon / 9pm Scorpion CBS
Mon / 10pm The Blacklist NBC
Tues / 8:00pm Selfie ABC
Tues / 8:30pm Manhattan Love Story ABC
Tues / 8:30pm The Mindy Project Fox
Tues / 10pm Chicago Fire NBC
Tues / 10pm Forever ABC
Wed / 8:30pm The Goldbergs Fox
Wed / 9:30pm black-ish NBC
Wed / 10pm Nashville ABC
Thurs / 8pm Grey’s Anatomy ABC
Thurs/ 9pm Scandal ABC
Thurs / 10pm How to Get Away With Murder ABC
Thurs / 10pm Parenthood NBC
Thurs / 11pm Dallas TNT
Sun/ 9pm (often delayed) The Good Wife CBS

M-F Shows:
Wendy Williams (Midnight, BET & Various, Syndication)
The View (11am, ABC)
CBS This Morning (7-9am, CBS)
The Daily Show (7pm, Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report (7:30pm, Comedy Central)
Jimmy Fallon (11:30pm. NBC)
Jimmy Kimmel (11:30pm, ABC)
Craig Ferguson (12:30am, CBS)

M-F Shows, Depending on Guests:
Charlie Rose (PBS)
Tavis Smiley (PBS)
Conan O’Brien(TBS)

Occassionally Watched Reruns:
Friends (Various, TBS)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Various, WGN)
Grey’s Anatomy (Various, Lifetime)
Lark Rise to Candleford (Various, INSP)
Dr. Quinn (Various, INSP)
Little House on the Prairie (Various, INSP)
The Twilight Zone (Various, SyFy)

Shows I’ll watch when they return or hit Netflix:
Billy on the Street (Fuse)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Doctor Who (PBS)
Outlander (Starz)
Parks & Recreation (NBC)
Halt & Catch Fire (AMC)
Mad Men (AMC)
Deliverance Creek (Lifetime)

I also plan to check out NBC’s A to Z Thurs 9:30pm, but haven’t seen them yet.

I like all of the shows on the above schedule, except: Nashville, Dallas and The Blacklist are more the hubby’s choice, but I enjoy mocking them. Forever and black-ish are on the bubble for me, love the concepts and stars but both pilots were kinda boring. Dear ABC: a drama about an immortal doctor does not need a bland cop love interest or a weekly police procedural case. More Highlander, less Castle please. Learn from New Amsterdam‘s mistakes.

I had high hopes for Red Band Society since I adore both My So-Called Life‘s Wilson Cruz and The Help‘s Octavia Spencer, but the pilot was like a horrid Scrubs/Glee mashup. I really hope Wilson and Octavia move to a Shonda show or The Good Wife, their immense dramatic talents are wasted in a limp comedy. And while I usually love Tea Leoni, Madam Secretary‘s pilot was such a total dud I doubt I’ll bother watching again.

My opinion of new shows changes at the drop of a hat, so check back in coming weeks for deletions. I liked the Gotham and Scorpion pilots, but Extant‘s awesome pilot didn’t match the rest of its ridiculous first season. And I was disappointed with How to Get Away With Murder‘s pilot (too much bland side characters, not enough Viola), but expect it will improve as it goes along as the other Shonda shows did.

I tend to multi-task while the tv’s on, so very few shows get my full attention. Those few are: The Good Wife, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Billy on the Street, Drunk History, Doctor Who, Halt & Catch Fire and Downton Abbey.

The Dead Weather on Gotham

“Treat Me Like Your Mother” by The Dead Weather (Jack White & Alison Mosshart) was featured during the interrogation scene in the series premiere of Fox’s Batman prequel Gotham. The song is from The Dead Weather’s debut album, Horehound.

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That Song in the Deliverance Creek Commercial…

The dark, somewhat industrial cover of Pat Benetar’s “Love is a Battlefield” in the commercial for Lifetime’s upcoming Nicholas Sparks-produced, Lauren Ambrose western Deliverance Creek is by Story of O (feat. Sara Skinner)….

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Werner Herzog on Parks & Recreation

My fascination with and affection for Werner Herzog has taken a somewhat bizarre and very exciting turn. According to Flavorwire, the filmaker let it slip in a recent interview that he will appear on the upcoming season of Parks & Recreation as an old man selling his house to move to Disney World.

Fave TV Comedy #1: Billy on the Street

We in the Muruch household have been meaning to post about our two fave tv comedies: Billy on the Street and Drunk History.

Billy on the Street began on Funny or Die and now airs on the Fuse channel. The show follows comedian Billy Eichner as he runs through the streets of NYC shouting and playing bizarre pop culture games with often confused bystanders and occasional guest celebrities.

My three fave scenes were 1) Billy’s rant about Cameron Diaz, in which he yells for her “to ruin more things!” 2) his “Lana Del Race for the Cure,” featuring several sleepy, disoriented models in Lana Del Ray costumes and 3) his “John Mayer or PepĂ© Le Pew?” game with Olivia Wilde…