I had to create a spreadsheet, with the aid of the Futon Critic’s schedule, to figure out which TiVo to use to record which show for the upcoming fall season.
While doing that, I determined that, if I permanently add every show I’m trying out, I will be recording 25.5 hours of television a WEEK.
That figure is only in primetime and does not count the 4 hours a week of Daily Show and Colbert Report I always watch. Oddly, there is not one show I will be recording on either Friday or Saturday.
Thankfully, I will probably not watch entire seasons of at least some of the shows that I’m trying out, either because they get cancelled or I determine they suck.
For the curious, here’s the list of new shows I’m giving at least one shot to, in the rough order of day/time they’re airing:
– Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
– Friday Night Lights
– Knights of Prosperity
– 20 Good Years
– 30 Rock
– The Nine
– Ugly Betty
– Six Degrees
– Brothers and Sisters
I’m also probably going to track down Shark, but I’ve already assigned both TiVos when it airs, so I might have to use slightly more nefarious methods.
Having mapped all this out, I now understand why, precisely, I have no life.