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TV Season Is Rolling Out New Stuff -- And So Are We
September 8, 2008  | By David Bianculli
Last week, CW finally unveiled 90210. (Yawn.) Last night, HBO premiered True Blood (cool). Tomorrow night, Fox presents the first episode of Fringe (exciting). After a summer enlivened mostly by politics and the Olympics, things finally are starting to pop.

And here at TV WORTH WATCHING, we're trying to keep pace...

If you subscribed to this site's mailing list at any time in the past 10 months, yesterday you got the first email blast message ever. Yeah, it took a while. And now that we can do it, that doesn't mean we'll abuse the trust. BEST BETS are updated daily, and BIANCULLI'S BLOG is fresh every weekday, so to send emails about those updates would feel like pestering.


But from time to time, when something's especially noteworthy or interesting -- the premiere of Fringe tomorrow night, say, or just to check in with other updates, you'll hear from us. And by us, I mean me. And by you, I mean you -- and I'm thrilled to have you along for this ride.

Some things to point out, with quiet pride, to help newcomers and prodigal readers navigate this site:

1) Clicking on the TV WORTH WATCHING FALL PREVIEW banner, just below BIANCULLI'S BLOG, will take you to a handy-dandy separate page listing all the new fall shows, and commenting on them as they come in. The top row highlights the next three shows to premiere. Below that are all the new shows, in alphabetical order, with comments from regular contributor DIANE WERTS and new contributor (from Canada, yet) BILL BRIOUX.

2) Diane, formerly TV critic for New York Newsday, writes FOR BETTER OR WERTS, a regular column just beneath BEST BETS on the main page. Remember to scroll down and check it out, because she updates it frequently -- and she's really good.

3) Speaking of BEST BETS -- If you click on the BEST BETS button in the navigation bar, you get transferred to a separate page where the print is bigger, and the type is easier to read. I'm not accusing you of bad eyesight, just trying to help.

The other buttons on the navigation bar lead to other places, and are fun, too. But more on them later.

For now, thanks for being here. I couldn't do this without you. Well, I could... But why would I?




Jacob Marley, mon said:

Speaking of buttons, which one did Bonnie Hunt push? And why drop a hint to one of those platinum-plated Bianculli extras and let it hover there, unattended?

Just like Bob Saget, I'll return regularly to haunt you until you cut to the chase about the Hunt.

Please don't become too professorial on us....

Comment posted on September 8, 2008 9:43 AM

Chris Collins said:

No, thanks for putting together a here for us to be. Also, I hope your teaching is/will go well.


Comment posted on September 8, 2008 10:58 AM

wcdixon said:

Excellent site and blog...glad to have found it. (I'm glad, too -- welcome. -- David B.)

Comment posted on September 8, 2008 1:43 PM

Paul from Richmond, KY said:

Thanks for the Fall Preview section: very useful and Bill is a nice addition. I like his succint comments, such as what to do with "Hole in the Wall". Japanese game shows are not a convincing sign that they have a healthy culture over there. (There are a lot of admirable things about Japanese culture, but the game shows aren't in that category.) Emulating Japanese game shows isn't a healthy sign of the culture over here.

Keep up the good work.

Comment posted on September 8, 2008 11:22 PM
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