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Fall Television Season 2017 Grid

Posted 17 September, 2017 at 8:00pm by Michael Chu
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As usual, the new shows are in italics and shows to be recorded are in color (with green and blue for my two different DVRs). All times are Eastern / Pacific. Central Time would be one hour before the listed time.

Here are the previous year's schedules for comparison:2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

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Fall Television Season 2017 Grid

Fall Television Season 2016 Grid

Posted 6 September, 2016 at 1:00am by Michael Chu
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Another year, another TV season to map out. Here is this year's fall television season grid.

Like the last few grids, the new shows are in italics and shows to be recorded are in color (with green and blue for my two different DVRs). All times are Eastern / Pacific. Central Time would be one hour before the listed time.

Here are the previous year's schedules for comparison: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

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Fall Television Season 2016 Grid

Fall Television Season 2015 Grid

Posted 9 September, 2015 at 1:00am by Michael Chu
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Here is this year's fall television season grid.

Like the last few grids, the new shows are in italics and shows to be recorded are in color (with green and blue for my two different DVRs). All times are Eastern / Pacific. Central Time would be one hour before the listed time.

Here are the previous year's schedules for comparison: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

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Fall Television Season 2015 Grid

Fall Television Season 2014 Grid

Posted 22 August, 2014 at 11:27am by Michael Chu
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For the last four years, I've published the schedules to the fall television season and which shows I plan on watching. The previous years I've been late at preparing the TV show grid so this year I'm trying to get the grid out before the season begins. Some of the schedule hasn't been finalized by the networks yet, but this should be the current info. I haven't marked the grid for what I'm going to be watching or recording yet because I don't know yet. I'll be doing another post with that update.

Like the last couple grids, the new shows are in italics and shows to be recorded are in color (with green and blue for my two different DVRs). All times are Eastern / Pacific. Central Time would be one hour before the listed time.

Here are the previous year's schedules for comparison: 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

Update August 22, 2014 at 11:50AM: I marked the shows I know I'm definitely recording. Basically, they are the ones I'm currently watching plus a couple new shows I know I'll definitely want to watch (The Flash, Gotham, Agent Carter). I need to find out more about the other new shows to decide if I want to record them. My general strategy is to record the ones that look promising and if the initial reviews are good, then I'll catch up. If they aren't good, then I won't bother to watch the recordings.

Update September 1, 2014 at 11:00PM: I added several shows that were missing from the grid and marked some more shows for recording.

Monday
8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm 10:00pm 10:30pm
ABC Dancing with the Stars
September 15
Castle
September 29
CBS The Big Bang Theory
September 22
Mom
September 29
Scorpion
September 22
NCIS: Los Angeles
September 29
2 Broke Girls
October 27
CW The Originals
October 6
America's Next Top Model
August 18
Jane the Virgin
October 13
FOX Gotham
September 22
Sleepy Hollow
September 22
NBC The Voice
September 22
The Blacklist
September 22
State Of Affairs
November 17
ESPN Monday Night Football
September 8
HBO Olive Kitteridge
November 3
MTV Are You the One?
September 22
TRUTV Fake Off
October 27

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Fall Television Season 2014 Grid

What I Plan on Watching During Fall Television Season 2013

Posted 15 September, 2013 at 11:27pm by Michael Chu
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For the last three years, I've published the schedules to the fall television season and which shows I plan on watching. This year, I'm a tad late. And it's probably closer to the shows that I plan on recording (as opposed to watching). I also had a slow start learning about the shows, so I have more shows selected than ever because it's hard for me to tell what's going to be good or bad due to lack of information.

Like last year's grid, the new shows are in italics and shows to be recorded are in color (with green and blue for my two different DVRs). All times are Eastern / Pacific. Central Time would be one hour before the listed time.

Here are the previous year's schedules for comparison: 2012, 2011, and 2010.

Monday
8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm 10:00pm 10:30pm
ABC Dancing with the Stars
September 16
Castle
September 23
CBS How I Met Your Mother
September 23
We are Men
September 30
2 Broke Girls
September 23
Mom
September 23
Hostages
September 23
CW Hart of Dixie
October 7
Beauty & the Beast
October 7
Fox Almost Human
November 4
Sleepy Hollow
September 16
NBC The Blacklist
September 23

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What I Plan on Watching During Fall Television Season 2013

What I Plan on Watching During Fall Television Season 2012

Posted 11 September, 2012 at 3:54am by Michael Chu
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Each year, I plan out what I'm going to record during the Fall TV season. This year, I have two TiVo HD's so I don't have nearly the scheduling conflicts I did in previous years. In past years, I used green for what I'm planning on recording and yellow for shows I was interested in. This year, I'll use green and blue for the two DVRs (with green being the downstairs TV and blue for the secondary unit which gets either won't get watched often or will be streamed). Shows with names in italics are new shows and those with underlined titles have mouseover notes. All times are Eastern or Pacific. Central Time would be one hour before. (Click to see: 2011 Schedule and 2010 Schedule)

Monday
8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm 10:00pm 10:30pm
ABC Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars
September 24
Castle
September 24
CBS How I Met Your Mother
September 24
Partners
September 24
2 Broke Girls
September 24
Mike & Molly
September 24
Hawaii Five-O
September 24
CW 90210
October 8
Gossip Girl
October 8
NBC The Voice
September 10
Revolution
September 17
FOX Bones
September 17
The Mob Doctor
September 17

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What I Plan on Watching During Fall Television Season 2012

What I Plan on Watching During Fall Television Season 2011

Posted 8 September, 2011 at 2:52am by Michael Chu
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For the last couple years, I've been making a grid to plan out what TV shows I plan on recording on my TiVo HD. I can only record two stations at once, so some nights I have to make hard decisions. Luckily, cable networks tend to replay their shows, so, I can rely on catching an encore presentation instead of the prime time showing when I have conflicts. Green is what I'm currently planning on recording and yellow is what I'm interested in.

Monday
8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm 10:00pm 10:30pm
ABC Dancing with the Stars
September 19
Castle
September 19
CBS How I Met Your Mother
September 19
2 Broke Girls
September 19
Two and a Half Men
September 19
Mike & Molly
September 26
Hawaii Five-O
September 19
CW Gossip Girl
September 26
Hart of Dixie
September 26
NBC The Sing-Off
September 19
The Playboy Club
September 19
FOX Terra Nova
September 26
House
October 3
HBO Bored to Death
October 10
Enlightened
October 10
Angry Boys
December 5
The Life & Times of Tim
December 19

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What I Plan on Watching During Fall Television Season 2011

What I Plan on Watching During Fall Television Season 2010

Posted 30 August, 2010 at 4:58pm by Michael Chu
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So, the American Fall Television Season is about to begin, so I figured out which new shows to start watching (I figure most of the ones I actually like will be canceled, so I have to pick several) and wrote down which days they will be premiering so I could set up my Tivo properly.

Here are the new shows that I've decided on:
Interested
Nikita (CW) Sept 9 Th 8pm
Boardwalk Empire (HBO) Sept 19 Su 8pm
Hawaii Five-O (CBS) Sept 20 Mo 10pm
Undercovers (NBC) Sept 22 We 8pm
Outsourced (NBC) Sept 23 Th 9:30pm

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What I Plan on Watching During Fall Television Season 2010

Review of Samsung LN46A550P3F

Posted 25 August, 2008 at 11:50pm by Michael Chu
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Fry's Electronics just had a the Samsung LN46A550 (46-in. LCD 1080p HDTV) for $400 off. We've been using my in-laws' television for the last few years and because of their upcoming move, I've been keeping an eye on the television market. I was planning on purchasing the Vizio VO47LF from Costco for $1199, but when the Samsung TV came up at $1299, I decided to take a look at it. Shortly after running a few tests and comparing specs, I purchased the Samsung and took it home. Here's my rundown of the Samsung LN46A550 HDTV.

I use an HD DVR (the one Comcast supplies) as my primary means of watching television. I also pretty much only watch HD content. In addition, I have a Playstation 3, DVD (a cheap one that plays just about everything including DVDs that my PS3 doesn't seem to want to play), and a computer that I want hooked up. I used to have a VCR and a second DVR hooked up to the previous television, but haven't used them in so long that I don't think I'll hook it up. For audio, I connect everything through a Dolby Digital and DTS enabled surround sound receiver.

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Review of Samsung LN46A550P3F

Heroes, Hiro, and Time Travel

Posted 1 May, 2007 at 6:10pm by Michael Chu
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hiro-300.jpgI wrote up a soapbox article in the Heroes Spot on Fanpop today. The article goes into the potential problems I see with how they are dealing with time travel. Up until last night's episode, I felt they had dealt with time travel in an intelligent and well-thought out manner when dealing with causality, but after last night episode (which I thought was awesome in every other respect), I was a little put off by the direction they are taking time travel. In my mind, having a single timeline in a single universe and time traveling within that timeline and dealing with causality and having it work (as the series has done so far) is the Holy Grail of time travel stories.

In my Fanpop article, I discuss the three major ways time travel is implemented in literature, movies, and television and what they mean to Heroes.

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Heroes, Hiro, and Time Travel

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