New TV: Wednesday

ABC are very tricky! They aired the pilots for these two shows on Wednesday and then again tonight which would be perfect timing, but, alas, they’ll actually be airing on Wednesdays, up against Glee.

Modern Family (8:00 CST, ABC)

It’s the return of Al Bundy! Kind of. We’ve got an older man married to a much-younger woman, his gay son and his partner (and their adopted baby), and, I think, his daughter and her husband and three kids. So far it’s pretty clever and actually kind of sweet (without being saccharine).

My rating: I’m intrigued!

Cougar Town (8:30 CST, ABC)

A new sitcom from Bill Lawrence (the creator of Scrubs)? Starring Courteney Cox, Busy Philipps, and Christa Miller? I’m on board! The first episode seemed pretty cute – everyone’s likable and it has a funny (and slightly surreal) sense of humor. Hopefully it’ll keep up the good work!

My rating: My TV schedule’s booked pretty closely, but I’ll make room for this one.

New TV: Friday

Smallville (7:00 CST, The CW)

The thing I’m most excited about this TV season? Smallville is on Fridays now! Which means I can actually watch it as it airs! Trust me, it’s very exciting.

Lots of new developments will be taking place this season – Zod is in da house (I don’t know who Callum Blue is, but everyone was very excited about him joining the cast), rumor has it that Clark and Lois will finally hook up, and Brian Austin Green is on board playing John Corben (aka Metallo, apparently).

Some things I’m not thrilled about – Tess Mercer is still around (she’s so super-annoying – I miss Lex. And Lana. And Lex and Lana.) and Chloe seems to have been replaced with a bizarro Chloe. Hopefully she’ll be more herself in upcoming episodes – to be fair, she’s still getting over Jimmy’s death, so maybe as the season progresses, she’ll be back to her normal, awesome self.

My rating: Come Friday nights at 7:00 will I be out painting the town? No! I’ll be on my couch!