by Maria Geraci
It is now officially Fall, and you know what that means. TV is back! Well, at least fresh TV, and it's about time because I was getting heartily sick of reruns. My DVR is programmed and ready to go with "my shows" as I affectionately call them. What are my shows? Well, I'm glad you asked.
I admit it. I'm a Dancing With The Stars freak. I love love love this show. From the corny jokes Tom Bergeron (the host) tells, to the sparkly costumes, fake spray tans, and even the awful dancing of some of the celebrities, I'm hooked.
This season the show is doing a first- the celebrites are "all stars" as in they've either won the show previously, or were close to winning, or were a fan favorite. Last Monday night was the premiere and it was absolutely fabulous. Lots of super great dancing (well, except from Pamela Anderson and Bristol Palin, but I digress...). The competition is going to be stiff with world class athletes like Emmit Smith, Apollo Anton Ono and Shawn Johnson. There's also fan favorites like Kirstie Alley and Joey Fatone and Drew Lachey and Gilles Marini (better known as the naked guy from Sex and the City) competing.
I'm going to go out on a limb here, though, and give an early prediction. I think Emmit Smith is going to take away another Mirror Ball Trophy. Remember you heard that hear first. And if I'm wrong, then just forget I ever said it ;)
Other shows I'm excited to reconnect with are Modern Family (Gloria is pregnant!), Revenge (did Victoria really die in the plane crash?!?), The Office (yes, I know it's the ninth and final season, but I still love it), Grimm (who doesn't love scary monsters?), The Good Wife (will they just make Michael J. Fox a permanent character, please?) and Survivor.
New shows I'm excited about? Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller as a modern day Sherlock Holmes living in New York City and Lucy Liu as Watson (premieres tonight!) and Call The Midwife, a BBC series about nurses in London in the 1950s (premieres Sunday. The previews look fabulous). The only bummer part about the Fall line up is that it doesn't include Downton Abbey, which doesn't air till January here in the States.
What TV shows are you most excited about?