07 September, 2008

Upcoming new US shows in the UK

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(New shows are in bold)

30 Rock (2) - October TBC, Five US

Battlestar Galactica (4B) - January TBC, Sky 1

Bones (4) - September 25, 9pm, Sky 1

Breaking Bad (1) - September 28, 10pm, FX

Burn Notice (1) - October 5, 9pm, FX

Cold Case (6) - October TBC, Sky 1

Damages (2) - April 2009, BBC One

Desperate Housewives (4B) - September 3, 10pm, Channel 4

Desperate Housewives (5) - October 22, 10pm, Channel 4

Eli Stone (1) - October 6, 9pm, Sci Fi Channel

Entourage (5) - September 11, 10:30pm, ITV2

Fringe (1) - October TBC, Sky 1

Futurama (5) - October TBC, Sky 1

Greek (1) - September 6, BBC Two

Grey's Anatomy (4) - September 11, 10pm, Living

Heroes (3) - September 24, 9pm, BBC Two

Jericho (2) - October TBC, 8pm, ITV4

King of the Hill (12) - October 25, 8:30pm, FX

Kyle XY (1B) - January 2009, BBC Two

Law & Order: CI (6) - September 1, 9pm, Hallmark

Life (1) - October TBC, ITV3

Lipstick Jungle (1) - September 22, 10pm, Living

Little Britain USA (1) - Autumn TBC, 9pm, BBC One

Lost (5) - January / February, Sky 1

Medium (4) - September 3, 10:45pm, BBC One

Prison Break (4) - September 2, Sky 1

ReGenesis (1) - October 22, 10pm, FX

Samantha Who? (1) - September 11, 10pm, E4

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2) - September TBC, Virgin 1

The L Word (5) - September TBC, Living 2

The Riches (2) - September 3, 9pm, Virgin 1

Ugly Betty (2B) - September 5, 9pm, Channel 4

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Continuing the trend from last year, some shows are airing in the UK quickly after the US showing to deter downloading, which does work. It was pointless downloading a double episode of Prison Break when it was on Sky the day after broadcast. (Turns out it was pointless watching the moribund rubbish in the first place.)

The highlights are Life, Breaking Bad and Burn Notice. If you haven't got Sky the latter two are likely to get a Freeview transfer, depending on how well they do.

You have to watch episode 2 of Burn Notice to get a true sense of the series, as it was made long after the pilot. It was re-tooled and improved.

Digital Spy: US TV Show Status: 2008-09 season
The Futon Critic

2 comments:

English Dave said...

Wouldn't it be good if it were a list of upcoming UK shows on US networks. Ahhh one can but dream.

The thing is, I'll watch most of those shows. Can't say the same for UK TV.

A lot of US TV is truly awful, but look at that list. Their best is better than ours.

Robin Kelly said...

I thought we would be closer to that dream by now. Doctor Who is probably the closest.