Fall TV Preview: What to Watch, Skip, or DVR Each Night
We'll tell you who's worth tuning into this fall
Monday at 8pm
Watch: "Terra Nova"
This new dinosaur show promises to be the most buzzed-about series for the fall, so it will be the one everyone is talking about Tuesday mornings. Do you want to have to avoid spoilers on Twitter? Save yourself the headache and watch it live.
DVR: "Gossip Girl"
They got rid of dead weight, and there might be some baby drama. Catch it when you can.
Skip: "How I Met Your Mother"
They keep promising it will get better… and it doesn't. How much more emotional abuse can we take from this show?
Watch It Online: "Dancing With the Stars," "The Sing-Off," "2 Broke Girls"
You can probably get through "DWTS" and "The Sing-Off" in about an hour at most if you just watch them online and skip the filler (sorry, Tom Bergeron and Nick Lachey, but we can live without your commentary). And "2 Broke Girls" is a fun, surprisingly raunchy show. But if you don't have the DVR space, catch it the next day.
Monday at 9pm
Watch: "Dancing With the Stars"
If you are going to watch "DWTS" on TV, watch the second half or just skip to the recap at the end. That will leave most of an hour to watch "Gossip Girl" from earlier in the night.
DVR: "Hart of Dixie"
We're on the fence about this predictable melodrama, but it is does reunite Josh Schwartz with Summer Roberts, so we'll season-pass it — at least for a few weeks.
Skip: "House," "Two and a Half Men"
Obviously, we'll watch the premiere of "Two and a Half Men," but we can't see any reason to keep tuning in after the curiosity factor wears off. As for "House," it lost us along with Cuddy.
Watch It Online: "Mike & Molly," "The Sing-Off"
"Mike & Molly" has its charms and "The Sing-Off" is an a capella competition that is probably more satisfying than most episodes of "Glee," so they are both worth seeking out online.
Monday at 10pm
A fantastic twist at the end of last season with Kate's boss and that little matter of her getting shot make this kooky cop show must-see TV.
DVR: "Hawaii Five-0"
A wonderful surprise last year, this reboot is actually one of the most fun shows we watch. Pretty people, good stories, explosions — what more could we ask for? Oh, Nathan Fillion. That's why this is a DVR recommendation, but it was a close call.
Get a sneak peek at "Terra Nova" right here:
Tuesday at 8pm