Strange to see Elementary placed in among so many comedies. The past few years has seen Thursday become a dumping house for shows in need of any viewers but I'm really hoping it comes back to becoming a place for comedies. While plenty of great comedies are on air they are quickly being outpaced by the quality dramas on TV. Setting aside an entire night may provide just enough competition among the big networks to really try and push the boundaries with new and old comedy shows.
What To Watch
|1. Parks and Recreation|
NBC 8pm: Season 6 starts with Leslie receiving an award in London. I could never get into Parks and Rec. The first few episodes were way too much like the Office and ever sense I could never see it the same. Like Adventure Time it also has this intense internet following I can't seem to shake when trying it on my own.
|2. The Big Bang Theory|
CBS 8pm: With an hour long start to season 7 Penny and Sheldon are able to share secrets while Leonard is away at sea. Ever notice how the longer a show goes on the batshit insane story lines sound when explaining them? One great thing about Community was how quickly the batshit came.
|3. The Michael J. Fox Show|
NBC 9pm: Michael J Fox, the geek's cool guy throughout the 80s, is now back on TV. Fox plays a news anchor returning to work after 5 years and includes jokes about his highly publicized disease. I hope for the best with this show and should really record it and see what it turns out to be. This is a hour long premiere.
|4. The Crazy Ones|
CBS 9pm: Also returning to TV is Robin Williams. Williams is a crazy ad executive who works with his more sane daughter. I'd hope to see another platform, like Mork and Mindy, for Williams to essentially air out his funny craziness. If shows like this thrive we could see Thursday nights becoming a great night for comedy again.
FOX 9pm: I normally wouldn't suggest Glee but after the passing of Cory Monteith I really hope those on this show do well. I also want to know just how they handle the passing both the character and a real life friend.
CBS 10pm: Season 2 opens with Holmes and Watson traveling to London to help an old teacher with an unsolved case. We also get to see Holmes' brother and this reveals some secrets. I really like Holmes but never got to into the actual literature. This show has garnered some critical approval and could be a good personal catalyst into finally reading some Doyle.