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December 09 2003

What should FOX put on Monday nights come January? , a poll at The Futon Critic. In the running are Tim Minear's 'Wonderfalls', Marti Noxon's 'Still Life' and Eliza Dushku's 'Tru Calling'.

So which show would you guys go for? And out of interest, what is the typical lineup like on a Monday night?

Here in the US, there's not much going on on Monday nights. The 8pm/7pm (depending on time zone) slot has quite a few reality shows. The only thing even remotely worthwhile that I watch on Monday nights is Las Vegas, which is on at 9 on NBC. Having something like Wonderfalls on Monday would be good for me, but I don't know how it would work overall. For the more quirky FOX shows, they usually get put on Sunday nights, after The Simpsons.
According to FOX's current schedule, "Wonderfalls" will be airing on Mondays starting in January. It is not a possible midsesaon replacement, it *IS* a midseason replacement. It's been on their schedule since the Fall season was announced. Check out FOX's website.

However, as far as I know, there are currently no plans to air "Still Life" (it is still in the possible midseaseon replacement category), but hopefully we'll be seeing it before Fall 2004.

Other than that, I don't care about anything on FOX.
Mondays are pretty bleak for TV here. A bunch of reality shows, a bunch of sitcoms that look pretty meh to me, Monday Night Football right now, 7th Heaven and Everwood on The WB...who knows what on UPN...

I voted for 'Wonderfalls' on Monday.
You know, I'm just so disillusioned with tv in general. I'm still pining for BtVS, even with the Angel engine pumping furiously. There is just nothing to watch. Nothing worth watching. I know what everyone says about Gilmore Girls and the OC and all the other shows that are supposed to be so good right now, but I just can't get into any of them.

I actually re-subscribed to HBO just so I could get some quality viewing time. Curb Your Enthusiasm, Carnivale, Six Feet Under... now these are really good shows. (Carnivale is a discussion all its own, love it or hate it, you can't quit watching.) There is just a huge void in broadcast television right now. Is it just me? Am I the only restless and dissatisfied one? And is it all due to the exemplary quality that is/was Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Love you Joss, but damn you!
I have to agree with Willowy on this one. TV seems so lacking with Buffy gone. With only Angel to look forward to every week it just seems so sad. There are shows I like that are on but they are just shows to me and Buffy was a whole world unto it's own that I enjoyed seeing every week. I do watch Everwood at 9 but considering Wonderfalls is a Tim Minear show I'll probably check that out instead. I hope it's good. It just seems like most new shows are just fluff and have no real substance. I also tried to watch Gilbert Girls but maybe because I didn't start from the beginning I just can't get into it.

And Willowy, Joss did try to give us something other than Buffy and Angel to watch but Fox ruined that one!! Damn them (for real!!).
The only thing I watch is Angel, and reruns of BtVs and AtS. And if I could remember when Futurama and Roswell had reruns, I'd watch those too.
You're missing out, Invisible Green -- there is some good TV on right now. Whedon shows aren't the only quality there is. Right now, 24, Alias, Scrubs, CSI, Smallville and The O.C. along with Angel are all on my weekly list to watch. The only one of those that has disappointed some has been 24 and Smallville, and they have had their moments and I have faith that they will end strongly.
Lack of sleep last night so forgive me for overlooking Alias in my above rant about nothing else good left on TV. I do watch and do enjoy that show. I also watch Smallville but I feel it has been lacking quite a bit this season (with the exception of the last episode featuring Lex). But, still, these shows have been good but they still don't rate up there with Buffy, Angel and Firefly. There was an interesting side by side comparison of Buffy and Smallville and how Smallville seemed to be an exact replica of Buffy. Wish I had the link - it was quite funny! Anyone remember it?

I loved the first season of first season of Alias. But the show got worse and worse as it went on, so I stopped watching regularly during season two, where it just got horrible. 24 also started out well. And the plot twists did make sense, but only in a linear fashion. When you matched the earlier plot twists with the later plot twists, you just got a big mess of holes. Scrubs is good, but I really don't like sitcoms very much--they just seem pointless to me, although they can be good for a laugh. Smallville I can't watch. I know this is incredibly judgemental, I couldn't stand the first ten minutes of the first episode, and I haven't watched it since. The O.C. is very good and very entertaining, but ultimately, unnecessary. To me, it is like a sitcom, but with a different since of humor.

So yeah, TV's pretty bleak for me.

I watched a lot of other shows last year, but they all got cancelled: Firefly, Futurama, Miracles, Platinum. On top of that, BtVS ended, and I stopped watching Charmed, realizing that, although it might remain very entertaining, it's never gonna be a quality show. The rip off of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" was just too much.

Maybe Wonderfalls can help save modern television. For me at least.
right on invisible green
futurama reruns on cartoon network nightly at 11:30 pm EST (i think)
Is this the article you're referring to blwessels? I found it doing a search on Whedonesque ;P

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