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New Season Notes - Sept. 30

By Rich Heldenfels Published: September 30, 2012

Another big night for new TV. CBS has season premieres of "60 Minutes," "The Amazing Race," "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist." ABC has a "Once Upon a Time" recap hour followed by its season premiere and that of "Revenge," and the series premiere of "666 Park Avenue." Fox has season premieres of "The Simpsons," "Bob's Burgers," "Family Guy" and "American Dad." Showtime offers season premieres of "Dexter" and of the recent big Emmy winner, "Homeland." AND PBS starts a new period drama from Britain "Call the Midwife."

I will be watching or recording "The Good Wife," "Amazing Race" and "Once Upon a Time." I have seen "666 Park Avenue," which I wrote about here. I am mildly curious about "Call the Midwife," but not so much so that I made sure to watch the review copy that was sent out. I have seen the premiere of "Homeland," a series I liked very much in its first season, and have some reservations. Acting is still very strong, but I was left questioning one plot element, which seemed not to use the main character in the best way. (I know, vague, This is a show that makes me hate to give away anything.) Still, very engaging viewing.

 Today's video column looks at recent Emmy winners, including "Homeland," and their availability on DVD and Blu-ray. It was not a great column, but sometimes things go that way. In case you missed it, the CEO of NPR (a phrase that I enjoy just for all the intitals) was in Kent recently; here's my recap of his talk.

 

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