There are many, many things I love about summer, but the television programming isn’t one of them. When all of our favorite shows wrap up in the Spring, a sort of ennui settles over the TV until the new seasons begin. Because there are only so many reruns even the most dedicated couch potato can watch before you just have to admit that there’s nothing good on.
But the wait for new programming for the kids is just about over; both Disney and Nickelodeon are stepping up to the plate in the next few days.
Disney is having their Night of Premieres tomorrow night (Friday), September 12th, 2008, starting at 7:55 p.m. Eastern. If you haven’t seen the (rather clever) preview, check it out:
(You can get fresh episodes of six different Disney hits, tomorrow night, but I can tell you that my children are more excited about Phineas and Ferb than may be healthy.)
And as if that doesn’t fulfill your need for entertainment, get ready for the new My Family’s Got GUTS on Nickelodeon, premiering on Monday, September 15th, 2008, at 8:00 p.m. According to the press release:
Each family will face-off in The Extreme Arena and compete in two of 10 extreme sports challenges. At the end of the episode, they advance to compete in the challenge of all challenges — the Aggro Crag! The family who gets to the summit of the Aggro Crag wins and moves on to the next round of the tournament.
This sounds like some prime family viewing, except for the part where my kids will start asking why we don’t go compete on such a show and my subsequent explanation about how their mother loves them very, very much but has all of the coordination of a blind walrus in a box of marbles. (Not that we’ve had to have that conversation before, or anything.)