- Fox's Mondays, which will feature Arrested Development, promising new sitcom Kitchen Confidential, and Prison Break.
- Tuesdays at 9 have become one of the nastiest timeslots around, with previous occupants TAR and House having the "Geena Davis as POTUS" Commander in Chief, NBC's Jason Lee sitcom My Name Is Earl and the US version of The Office, and the WB's much-hyped Supernatural all sparring for eyeballs.
- Wednesday at 9 has a number of potentially interesting new shows (Criminal Minds, featuring Mandy Patinkin as a criminal profiler, E-Ring, NBC's Pentagon drama, Related, which appears to be a Gilmore-esque dramedy with Lizzy Caplan (so good as Janis in Mean Girls), and wacky lawyer show Head Cases, all of which have to deal with Lost and Veronica Mars.
My bet? Surface and Killer Instinct fight it out for the "first show canned honors," with Inconceivable as another potential player in that race, and Just Legal as a runner in the "mini-net" category. The only sure things seem to be the CBS procedurals, and FOX's apparent commitment to Bones.