Peter's 2003 Fall TV Preview/Reviews
(stuff that will be canceled by October)
Updated on 10/05/03
The dates beside the shows are when the show will (or has already) premiered.
10-8: Sunday, Sept. 28 at 8 pm/ET on ABC
All About the Andersons: Friday, Sept. 12 at 9:30 pm/ET on WB
This is Anthony Anderson's new show. With the legendary John Amos and Roz Ryan, this could be a hit. I liked Anderson in this show as a
single dad who moves in with his overbearing father (Amos doing what he does best). This could last... It is on the WB...
All of Us: Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 8:30 pm/ET on UPN
Arrested Development: Sunday, Nov. 2 at 9:30 pm/ET on Fox
The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H.: Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 10 pm/ET on CBS
I was surprised to see how deep of a drama this was. About some brothers, it really puts them in some interesting storylines, especially for a
small town. Worth watching! Prognosis: If it can last a few episodes, it could build up a strong fanbase.
Cold Case: Sunday, Sept. 28 at 8 pm/ET on CBS
I like the premise of this show. Working on old cases where a lot of the evidence is gone and leads are harder to find. I don't feel like CBS is
really behind this show but they should be. Kathryn Morris is definitely going to be a star. Prognosis: may not last but it should!
Coupling: Thursday, Sept. 25 at 9:30 pm/ET on NBC
Billed as kind of like Sex & the City meets Friends, I thought the premiere was pretty disappointing. Mostly setup for the characters but
it didn't amaze me. After all the hype (too much hype) this one had a lackluster opening. It should start to pick up next episode. Prognosis:
NBC will try it's hardest to make this a hit but will fail.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show: September 10 at 3:00pm on NBC
Ellen does a talk show. She'll use her comedic wit while she interviews the midcard stars. If she's up against Oprah (like she is here in Los Angeles) this show won't see a second season.
Eve: Monday, Sept. 15 at 8:30 pm/ET on UPN
R&B/Rap artist Eve has her own show. I watched the first episode and I liked it. The creators of the show have wisely imported two actors
from the canceled show Off Centre to join the cast. Could be a hit. Prognosis: A hit for UPN.
The Handler: Friday, Sept. 26 at 10 pm/ET on CBS
Happy Family: Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 8:30 pm/ET on NBC
Hope & Faith: Friday, Sept. 26 at 9 pm/ET on ABC
This is one of ABC's most promoted shows featuring Kelly Ripa and Faith Ford. I watched the premiere and I liked it. Kelly always
surprises me in how good she is. Prognosis: A definite hit for ABC.
I'm with Her: Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 8 pm/ET on NBC
I didn't expect much from this "superstar dates ordinary guy" movie but I liked it. Maybe I'm just a sucker for the romantic comedy but I'll
keep watching! Prognosis: Will last through the year. Could generate cult following.
It's All Relative: Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 8:30 pm/ET on WB
Jake 2.0: Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 9 pm/ET on UPN
A computer nerd gets infected with "nanobots" that make him a superman but could kill him. It's more entertaining than it sounds. Prognosis - hopeful.
Joan of Arcadia: Friday, Sept. 26 at 8 pm/ET on CBS
Karen Sisco: Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 10 pm/ET on ABC
Las Vegas: Monday, Sept. 22 at 10 pm/ET on NBC
I was pleasantly surprised with this show featuring James Caan, super-hot Vanessa Marcil and Nikki Cox (remember her from "Unhappily
Ever After"? I wonder if she's still dating Bobcat Golthwait?). I love any "behind the scenes" type of action, especially in Vegas. It goes
behind the scenes at a major Vegas casino to see all the drama that goes with the big money. If you liked Goodfellas or Casino, you will love this show. Prognosis: Hit.
Like Family: Friday, Sept. 19 at 8:30 pm/ET on WB
I guess this could be considered Holly Robinson Peete's new show. Synopsis, white mother and son move in with black family. As corny as
this could be, I actually liked some of the characters. It's on the WB so anything could happen...
Luis: Friday, Sept. 26 at 8:30 pm/ET on Fox
The Lyon's Den: Sunday, Sept. 28 at 10 pm/ET on NBC
Married to the Kellys: Friday, Oct. 3 at 8:30 pm/ET on ABC
A Minute with Stan Hooper: Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 8:30 pm/ET on Fox
Miss Match: Friday, Sept. 26 at 8 pm/ET on NBC
O.K., I'm a definite romantic and this show pushed all the right buttons. Alicia Silverstone is great as a divorce attorney who when not working
for her father, played by Ryan O'Neal, fixes up strangers as an unofficial matchmaker. This is a sweet, funny show and this is definitely something
that hasn't been done since the great show "Cupid" with Jeremy Piven, not the travesty that's on now. Prognosis: I'll be watching this show
along with millions of lonely women out there. Definite hit.
The Mullets: Thursday, Sept. 11 at 9:30 pm/ET on UPN
Yikes, who gave the green light to this show. Based on a one joke premise about hair, it's a redneck comedy with Loni Anderson. I
watched the first episode and it's as bad as you would expect. This show was dead on arrival.
Navy NCIS: Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 8 pm/ET on CBS
Just like JAG. Wait, exactly like JAG but with the navy. If you liked JAG, you'll love this. Prognosis: CBS goes to the well one too many
times. There are too many shows like this that it'll have to be great to last.
One Tree Hill: Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 9 pm/ET on WB
I didn't want to like this but I'm hooked. About two half brothers who are going to compete on the same basketball team. One was born into
privilege and the other poverty. Not original but executed well. Of course, they like the same girl. Predictable but it works. Damn!
Prognosis: The WB has its answer to Fox's O.C. One Tree Hill is a great teen drama that rivals and could surpass the O.C.
The Sharon Osbourne Show: Monday, September 15 on WB
Ozzy's wife does a talk show. Nothing new except for Sharon's pointed commentary. The premiere was ok but what's up with the baby
talk? That's annoying. Sharon has the potential but she's got a lot on her plate with the MTV show and her husband's career (she's his
manager) and also her health. I would be surprised if this show lasts, but I hope it does.
Rock Me Baby: Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 9 pm/ET on UPN
Run of the House: Thursday, Sept. 11 at 9:30 pm/ET on WB
Skin: Monday, Oct. 20 at 9 pm/ET on Fox
Steve Harvey's Big Time: Thursday, Sept. 11 at 8 pm/ET on WB
Steve Harvey wastes his time and ours with a Linkletter/Cosby/Showtime at the Apollo clone. Someone give him a Sitcom! Let him use his talent to develop something really good!
Tarzan: Sunday, Oct. 5 at 9 pm/ET on WB
Gee, a new Tarzan. What next a new Beastmaster? What there IS a new Beastmaster? Could this be a cool new adaptation like Smallville? Probably not. Prognosis - negative.
Threat Matrix: Thursday, Sept. 18 at 8 pm/ET on ABC
Some have criticized this show for bringing homeland security into entertainment form, capitalizing on world issues but this might be the one to watch. Prognosis - probable hit.
Tru Calling: Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 8 pm/ET on Fox
Two and a Half Men: Monday, Sept. 22 at 9:30 pm/ET on CBS
This is Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer's new show. The duo should be funny. The show had a slow start but hopefully CBS will give it time.
Sheen & Cryer are great together! Prognosis - depends on how people feel about Sheen. Remember Spin City.
Whoopi: Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 8 pm/ET on NBC
I was surprised to find myself laughing at this
comedy. Whoopi Goldberg surrounds herself with a new, funny cast. Omid Djalili as Nasim, the Persian handyman is the show's standout,
redefining race comedy. He's the funniest new tv star I've seen in several years! Definitely worth checking out if you like sitcoms. Prognosis - probable hit.