Fall TV Boyfriend Alert!


It’ll be a few more weeks before I get serious about Fall TV, but since I skipped summer TV altogether (current favorite, by the way, is Louie on FX), I thought I’d at least send out a teaser about some exciting coming attractions.  Namely, a whole heap of new shows slated to start in a month or two that feature ex-Boyfriends of the Week!

Head’s up, people!  There’s some serious cute coming your way this fall!  Detailed descriptions of all these shows coming soon when I dive into the Fall TV swimming pool for reals.


Monday nights, for example, will be bringing us Lone Star, starring ex-Older-Boyfriend David Keith, as well as the Hawaii 5-0 remake featuring Alex O’Loughlin.

Tuesdays will have No Ordinary Family with Michael Chiklis, though I will confess I saw an ad for this show recently and it looks like an ABC Family version of Heroes — meh, will likely skip this one.  Thinking ’bout it.


Wednesdays include The Defenders with Jerry O’Connell, who I hope has eaten a few cheeseburgers since I last saw him without his shirt off on Crossing Jordan (yeesh, Skeletor!).  And I absolutely cannot WAIT for Hellcats as it will star the delightful Ben Browder (dang — see comments for correction of this). Then we’ll have Undercover (the new J.J. Abrams series) with Gerald McRaney (ooh rah!), or (good lord), yet ANOTHER Law & Order, this time in LA, featuring Skeet Ulrich (yippie!).  All in all, Wednesdays look pretty delicious.

Nada much on Thursdays in the way of ex-Boyfriends, but Friday’s got three old beaus:  Blue Bloods with Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg, and Outlaw with Jimmy Smits.


Also, just in case you were wondering who’d try to snag him next, James Tupper of the crazy-gorgeous eye crinkles, will be doing a few-episode arc on Grey’s Anatomy.  Here’s hoping McCrinkly gets a season pass — he’s had some practice now with the medical jargon, after all.

Are you ready?  Man, I am SO READY.


6 Responses to “Fall TV Boyfriend Alert!”

  1. Lipton Says:

    Yay TV!

    Unfortunately, Ben Browder isn’t going to be in Hellcats. He was in the pilot but he left the show right after it was picked up for the fall and they reshot his role with some guy named Jeff Hephner (who was apparently on The O.C.?). Anyway, I know I was super-bummed when I found that out, because I absolutely need more Ben Browder on my TV screen.

    Also, I am really tempted by Blue Bloods. I bet Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg will both be all manly and stoic and stuff. mmmmmm

  2. megwood Says:

    *gasp* NOOOOOOOO! I can’t believe Browder isn’t on it. That is lame with a capital L-A-M-E.

  3. Liz Says:

    SEE? Donnie Wahlberg appears to still be acting! And I like him better than his silly brother, Mark (although many good actors do get saddled with dopey movie concepts that don’t help their images at all – I.E. “THE HAPPENING”!!!) I also recently saw “The Backstreet Boys” on TV, and couldn’t find Donnie!

    Also, I’m interested in James Tupper… but NOT in “Grey’s Anatomy.” What do I do?

    I will definitely try “Hawaii 5-0,” but if they’re serious about making “Steve McGarrett” more like “Jack Baur” (sp?), I don’t know how long I’m going to last.

  4. megwood Says:

    New Kids on the Block, babe, not Backstreet Boys!

    Wahlberg’s had steady work for years (most recently spotted this summer on that new cable show Rizzoli & Isles, though the show itself is pretty weak, unfortunately). He tends to have more success when he’s a supporting character rather than a lead. We’ll see how he does on Blue Bloods! Love the guy and hope he hits a homer this time!

  5. Liz Says:

    New Kids … Backstreet Boys … Whatever! I’m so old and moldy I can’t tell the difference, anyway! Besides, IMHO, THEY’RE too old to still be in a “boy band!” And I think you’re completely right about the “supporting character” vs. “lead” thing.

  6. Lorraine Says:

    Darn about Browder! He excites me the most from this list. Many of the others are rather old and tired – sorry 😦

    I like Donnie Walhberg but Tom Selleck in a cop show sounds boring. Can we bring back “Boomtown” instead?

    Can we get James Tupper in flannel out in the woods again? Grey’s manages to suck the interesting out of anyone they put on that show.

    I think that I saw good reviews for “No Ordinary Family”. I have my fingers crossed for “The Whole Truth” with Maura Tierney and Rob Morrow.

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