The fall TV season is upon us, and what do we get? Britney Spears and Demi Lovato on "The X Factor," Christina Aguilera on "The Voice", and the return of Matthew Perry in "Go On." But that's only the beginning.
As Times television critic Robert Lloyd writes in his tour through the new fall series, it's "a season for Chicago, archery, quirky female doctors, country singers grappling with age, single mothers, child-rearing dads and a monkey."
Not to mention a Ken Burns' documentary about the Dust Bowl on PBS.
Meanwhile, Times television critic Mary McNamara points out that: "In recent years, our TV screens have been assailed by vampires, werewolves and zombies. All of which pale when compared to the latest army on the rise: the whacked-out grannies. Here they are, in comedies and dramas, women of mature years and supportive undergarments, swilling cocktails, dropping F-bombs and taking names."