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Southland Season Premiere Preview

In 2009 Fall Season, NBC, Southland, The Closer, Uncategorized on 10/07/2009 at 12:51 pm


DVR Life was rather wow-ed by frosh cop-drama Southland late last season.  We were even more wow-ed when NBC renewed the series for a second season.  If you happened to have missed the first season, it’s rather short so I’d suggest you get caught up in the coming weeks.  I mean, when was the last time a police-based drama really wow-ed you?  Outside of The Closer I can’t think of many recent ones.

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The second season of Southland premieres Friday October 23rd at 8pm on NBC.


Dr. House vs. Dr. Lightman

In Uncategorized on 08/28/2009 at 1:43 pm


There’s been a flurry of new promotional trailers coming out of Fox lately.  The first two feature both House and Lie To Me, which are airing back to back this season.  The third is just a new House trailer.  There’s about 10 different versions of new House promos, but we’ll let you search those out on your own.  It gets a bit tiresome posting all these promos.  Why do we do it?  Well, one of the great things about DVR’s is you get to skip all the commercials.  The downside…well, if DVR’s were to have a downside, one tiny little one might be that you miss even the commercials you wouldn’t mind seeing…

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Preview: FX’s Lawman

In 2009 Pilots, 2010 Spring Schedule, Damages, Deadwood, FX, HBO, Lawman, Uncategorized on 08/12/2009 at 10:56 pm

The Live Feed posted a first look preview of FX’s upcoming Lawman. Who’s that you see? Why yes it is Timothy Olyphant of HBO’s Deadwood. He’s playing a cop again – pretty nifty, eh? Don’t get us wrong, his little spin as a bad guy was a highlight of Damages second season but we’re glad to see him back as a tough guy lawman.  Type casting it may be, but he just shines in such a character.

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Pick Your Favorite Summer Show!

In 10 Things I Hate About You, 2009 Pilots, ABC Family, BBC America, Being Human, British TV, Burn Notice, Defying Gravity, Doctor Who, Eureka, favorite shows, HBO, Hung, In Plain Sight, ITV, Make It Or Break It, Nurse Jackie, Programming, Royal Pains, Sci-Fi, Summer Schedule, SyFy, The Listener, The Philanthropist, TNT, Torchwood, True Blood, Uncategorized, USA, Warehouse 13 on 08/12/2009 at 2:23 pm

It’s a been pretty dynamic summer when it comes to television. Both premium and basic cable networks have packed nearly every night of the week with some great, quality programming.

At DVR Life headquarters, it’s be a season rather thick with sci-fi.  The brits have been rocking the genre this year.  We managed to cram the first two seasons of BBC’s Torchwood in just in time to catch Torchwood: Children of Earth, we’re also digging BBC’s latest sci-fi series, Being Human, and caught up with Doctor Who in time for the new movie BBC America treated us to in July and mourned the cliff hanger ending to final season of ITV’s Primeval.  Syfy’s newest scripted offering Warehouse 13, is a quirky fun time and the return of their much beloved Eureka have given us our dose of stateside sci-fi while Defying Gravity is a sci-fi lite multi-national effort between ABC, the brits and Canada’s CTV.

For our teen drama fix, we’ve been turning to ABC Family’s (I know, right? Who would have thought) shows Make It Or Break It, while their new comedy 10 Things I Hate About You has given us a few good laughs.  Looking for action, adventure and smart talk?  USA’s been ruling the ratings with In Plain Sight, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Burn Notice.  Newbie Royal Pains has been tearing it up on the Nielsen charts, too.

We’ll stop here.  We could keep going on and on – there’s plenty to say about HBO’s new Sunday lineup, as well TNT’s wins and misses.  There’s just way too much great summer fare this year.

Update 08/13/2009 1:11am:

Nurse Jackie, 10 Things I Hate About You & Leverage have each recieved one vote under the ‘other’ category.

P.S.  When voting for ‘other’, please make sure you enter a show title!

The Fall Is Now Full

In Uncategorized on 06/25/2009 at 5:42 pm
Sorry for being so late on this.  Actual paying jobs tend to take precedence over our little hobby here, so DVR Life isn't always the first in line.  CBS revealed the premiere dates for the 2009 Fall season yesterday afternoon and NBC followed suit today (you can read into NBC being last to announce what you want…).  Get your DVR's ready, kids:
NBC 2009 Fall Premiere Dates
MON. SEPT. 14th
10:00pm – The Jay Leno Show

THUR. SEPT. 17th
8:00pm – Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
8:30pm – Parks and Recreation
9:00pm – The Office
9:30pm – Community (series premiere – moves to regular 8pm slot Thursday October 8th)

MON. SEPT. 21st
8:00pm – Heroes (2 hour premiere)

WED. SEPT. 23rd
8:00pm – Parenthood
9:00pm – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

FRI. SEPT. 25th
8:00pm – Law & Order
9:00pm – Southland

SAT. SEPT. 26th
11:30pm – Saturday Night Live
MON. SEPT. 28th
9:00pm – Trauma
THUR. OCT. 8th
8:00pm – Community (now at regular time slot)
THUR. OCT. 15th
9:30pm – 30 Rock
CBS 2009 Fall Premiere Dates
8:00pm – How I Met Your Mother
8:30pm – Accidentally on Purpose
9:00pm – Two and a Half Men
9:30pm – The Big Bang Theory
10:00pm – CSI: Miami

8:00pm – NCIS
9:00pm – NCIS: Los Angeles
10:00pm – The Good Wife

8:00pm – The New Adventures of Old Christine
8:30pm – Gary Unmarried
9:00pm – Criminal Minds
10:00pm – CSI: NY

9:00pm – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
10:00pm – The Mentalist

8:00pm – Ghost Whisperer
9:00pm – Medium
10:00pm – Numb3rs

10:00pm – 48 Hours Mystery

7:00pm – 60 Minutes
10:00pm – Cold Case

9:00pm – Three Rivers

Reveille Pickups Up Icelandic Show

In Uncategorized on 06/13/2009 at 5:15 pm
This came as kind of a surprise to me as just the other day I was wondering if they had original programming in Iceland.  I questioned if they did or not because the country only has about 300,000 people.  Then again, before their economy imploded, they seemed to have everything most larger countries have, so I concluded in my mind that they must.
And today comes news that Reveille Productions has picked up "the most successful local comedy series in Iceland's television history."  That's really not saying much, of course, because the population is so small and who knows what kinda programming it's up against.  The premise, though, does sound interesting: three graveyard shift gas station employees and the weird customers they serve.  According to The Live Feed the show "uses the parade of gas station customers to touch on social issues."  That's the part that interests me the most, though as a former graveyard shift gas station attendant, I'm sure I'll find a lot to laugh about.
Here's hoping Reveille does a good job of "Americanizing" the show.  I was worried when word first came out for the U.S. version of The Office.  Obviously, they did really well with that.  Other than The Office, though, I'm not much a Reveille fan.  Their latest comedy offering, Kath & Kim, was…I don't even know what to say.  I made it about half way through the excruciating first episode before removing the series from my DVR.