Way back in September of 2010, I sat down and wrote a post with my predictions for the upcoming television season. To date, that post has been viewed a whopping 42 times. After seeing that massive number (and with the TV season winding down), I thought it would be a good time to look back and see just how accurate my television divining rod was when it came to this year’s shows.
- “Mike and Molly” will be referred to as “a new hit comedy” in a CBS promo before Halloween: Yep, CBS gave this show it’s promotional stamp of approval almost immediately and the show was picked up for a second season. Some of that is probably due to the fact that CBS’s Monday night anchor show imploded this year but “Mike and Molly” earned a second season mostly on it’s own merits. Bigger surprise? That I’ve watched the entire season. I have absolutely no idea why.
- Someone you know will say “Wasn’t ‘House’ better before House and Cuddy hooked up?” before Christmas: Yep, the House and Cuddy relationship never really worked out the way the folks writing ‘House’ hoped and with Lisa Eddlestein’s announcement that she’s not coming back for Season 8 (the show’s last) it looks like that relationship jumped the shark almost as quickly as it started.
- NBC will cancel “Law & Order: LA” after less than <doink, doink> one season. It will also be moved around on the schedule at least once: I’m actually proud that I called this one so specifically. Yes, NBC played scheduling roulette with “L&O:LA” moving it around and even putting the show on hiatus at one point. Actors were fired, parts recast and yet, in the end, the show still got cancelled. Do you think they’re regretting the cancellation of the L&O mothership yet?
- We will find out what “The Event” is from a press release, comic book adaptation or fan fiction: Do you know anyone who watched “The Event”? If so, console them as it’s been shown the door after just one season. Sorry, Blair Underwood.
- You won’t watch “Supernatural” even though everyone says it’s awesome: I have the digital files of Seasons 1 & 2…still haven’t watched it. Totally meant to. So at least for me, this one’s still true.
- “Modern Family” will replace “Two & a Half Men” as America’s Favorite Sitcom: Bitch all you want that “Modern Family” has had new episodes for months while “Two & a Half Men” has had to stick with reruns but that’s Charlie’s fault, not mine. As of last week, the numbers don’t lie.
- FOX News will have Parents Television Council President Brett Bozell on to talk about how offensive CBS’s “$#*! My Dad Says” or CW’s “Gossip Girl” are: I was wrong about the network and which PTC talking head it would be, but here’s one of the idiots from the Parents Television Council on HLN blabbering on about how TV’s going to ruin all the kids. Way to let me down again, Fox News.
- Ratings for “Grey’s Anatomy” will fall to the point that this will be it’s next to last season and Ditto for “Desperate Housewives”: While ratings for both shows were down, nobody’s talking about either show ending next season. This is a good thing for no one.
All in all, I was about half right with my TV predictions which isn’t bad considering I have no formal training that relates in any way to this field. In a few months, it will be time to make predictions about next year’s crop of shows and I’ll be ready to judge them as harshly as ever.