what to do during no new tv show blues


It’s season finale season. The time of year when a lot of top favorite shows like to leave you at a wedding/death/twist cliff hanger to ensure your interest in the show so you’ll return in the fall. Or hope they return in the fall. Yeah, sometimes the powers that be will keep you from knowing secrets that may or may not ever be known unless they come out with a companion book, unaired episode or special feature DVD or movie version a year or so later if the viewership isn’t large enough to keep the show on the air. Some Arrested Development fans still aren’t forgiving FOX.

Today, NBC announced what shows they will or will not bring back for the fall, as well as some new shows line up. Meanwhile, EW resident gossip guru on all things TV has some scoop on the possibilities on TV shows’ fates.

The big news everyone is waiting to hear about is what’s going to happen to Chuck. Unfortunately, at this time, that’s a show I’m not onboard with. To date, I haven’t seen a single episode. So I can’t be on either side of the fence, but I can tell you what: I’ll DVD and Hulu to catch up to see what all the hoopla is all about.

That’s what the summer is for in TV land. TV networks know this, and they usually air reruns, special news fillers or a brand new TV show that didn’t quite make the cut to be in the fall season’s lineup. But hey, at least they are on TV, right? Chances are, they won’t be back next year (not always true).

For me, this is when I would catch up on shows I’m usually not home to see. My dearest sister and her husband would constantly contend that I lack the benefit of DVR. I’ll possibly have that in August. In the meantime, I’ll take Hulu and other shows streamed online. Plus that’s free.

This year, the TV shows I plan on doing some catching up on: How I Met Your Mother, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dexter (season 3, whenever it’s released), Lost (seasons 4 and 5), Extras, Weeds, and Chuck. Not sure what else, but we’ll see as time goes by. And this is also considering I’m actually home or in front of a TV to watch these shows. Because it’s summertime. That’s another big reason TV show’s end around May: people start going outside. So make sure you get some sun, some rain (be careful if there is lightning, watch it from inside), and even some moon and starlit skies. But when you are done being burnt or attacked by bugs, the TV will be waiting for you.

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