Update: I realized I called the show from last night Kevin With a Plan. It is actually Kevin Can Wait. Man With a Plan is Matt LeBlanc’s new show. The premises are very similar. Not a good sign that I just watched it and already have it confused with a show that has yet to air.
Day two of the TV season will feature a lot more new stuff than day one. I will get to that in a minute but first a few thoughts on Kevin Can Wait: It was your typical sitcom. Kevin James plays a police officer who has just retired and is looking forward to a life of leisure. He plans to rent a room over his garage for income. Instead, his oldest daughter announces her plan to drop out of school to support her fiance as he develops his app. So, they end up moving in instead and Kevin starts looking for a job. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t as good as the comedies I already watch. Kevin James is good as is Erinn Hayes a his wife. Ryan Cartwright plays the fiance and I really like him, so it is possible I would like this more if they spend a lot of time on his relationship with Kevin. It also suffers from the normal sitcom problem of way too much laugh track. It just distracts me and makes me enjoy the show less. I will likely not bother to record it while I’m at work.
Ok on to tonight:
ABC: Dancing With the Stars again at 8 followed by SHIELD at 10. Again. I will not watch the dancing, but I will record SHIELD for later. I really want to like SHIELD more than I do, but it is nowhere near as good as the DC shows. I would probably stop recording if my wife didn’t still want to watch it.
CBS: NCIS at 8, Bull at 9, NCIS: GUMBO at 10. I would just ignore these shows, but my wife watches both NCIS shows and both she and my daughter want to watch Bull. NCIS is dealing with the departure of a long time character by throwing multiple new characters at the audience hoping one sticks. I’m sure that’s a recipe for success. NCIS: GUMBO is also adding a new character for unknown reasons. Bull has received mixed reviews, but will likely hold the NCIS audience since it stars the guy who left NCIS. He plays a guy loosely based on Dr Phil who works as a jury consultant. Meh.
FOX: Brooklyn Nine Nine at 8, New Girl at 8:30, Scream Queens at 9. I love Brooklyn Nine Nine. I think it is one of the best comedies on TV. I used to watch New Girl, but got bored with it. We liked Scream Queens last season, but it fell victim to a DVR logjam on Tuesday nights, so we weren’t able to keep up with it. John Stamos joins this season. If my wife knew that, she might start watching.
NBC: More Voice auditions at 8, This is Us at 10. Again, too much Voice. Do we really need more than two hours a week? This is why I gave up.. This is Us is one of the bet reviewed new shows of the season. I have no idea what it’s about, but it looks like a sappy tearjerker type of show. It’s called a dramedy, but I’ve seen nothing funny in any of the commercials. It is a Dan Fogelman show, though. I tend to like his stuff.I probably won’t watch and will spend the entire season listening to people tell me how dumb I am for not watching.
CW: A new MadTV at 9.
Cable: Halt and Catch Fire on AMC at 10 and Atlanta on FX at 10.
What I will watch: Brooklyn Nine Nine and SHIELD. We will probably watch Brooklyn Nine Nine and then watch the recorded NCIS and Bull after. I will read during NCIS, but I guess I will watch Bull to see if it has any redeeming qualities at all. I will also admit that I say I will read, but I might get sucked in to NCIS if it is on in the background.