Unlike last season, I'm refusing to give many new fall TV shows a shot this time out. There are several reasons*, but mostly it is because every year the networks seem more short-sighted and refuse to let their new series' cultivate audiences (Remember "Kitchen Confidential"? No? How about "The Tick"? "Love Monkey"? Anyone?). Just when you get into a good one, if it's not a Top 10 smash right out of the gate - BAM - it's yanked for repeats of "CSI" or "Law and Order". Or worse yet, a reality show. Even though some of the new shows sound promising, to mitigate any wasted investment of my time, I'm only giving three a shot: "Heroes", "30 Rock", and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (all on NBC).
I figure if any appealing new show actually gets lucky enough to last a whole season, I'll be able to catch it on the inevitable DVD release.
EDIT: In "Heroes" last night, there was a character named Micah (the young son of the webcam stripper!). His mom repeatedly called his name out at one point. I've gotta say, that's the first time that I've experienced hearing my name used in fictional pop culture. It was kind of odd, but I liked it. Now I know how you Tom, Dick, and Chers feel.
*I already watch enough TV as it is; there's no DVR this season.