What’s the 2012-13 TV Season Going to Bring?

…Well, OldMedia, in the form of The Atlantic (didn’t that used to be The Atlantic Monthly?) has these particular concerns:

Fall TV Preview: Questions About ‘Homeland,’ ‘The Office,’ and More – by Kevin Fallon

It’s been a long summer for those of us waiting to find out how the Pritchetts react to Gloria’s pregnancy on Modern Family. Or whether Victoria Grayson survives the plane crash on Revenge. Or whether shock treatments will thwart Carrie’s breakthrough on Homeland. In other words, it’s been a long summer for most of us. As the new fall TV season gets ready to roll out in the coming six weeks (give or take for some shows), fans and critics are gearing up for the premieres of breakout hits (New GirlOnce Upon a Time), returning favorites (The Walking DeadDownton Abbey), and potential new gems (The New NormalThe Mindy Project). Here are some things to look out for to prepare for their long-awaited debuts:

Can a show survive its backlash?

Will genre series continue to excel?

Have audiences had their fill of sarcastic funny ladies?

Can Modern Family survive the baby curse?

Will breakout shows sustain their momentum?

Is it really the “new normal?”

Is there a new Mad Men?…

How will The Office end?

Read it all to see the details of the discussion

Know what’s great about asking these questions? Unlike so many mysteries in life, every single one of them will be answered. All we have to do is wait.

Crap. We suck at waiting. Frizzlefrazzle…

TVLine Comedy Writing Emmy Poll

Nope, don’t know where the Drama Writing Poll is but hope it shows up soon

TVLine has a poll asking the wonderful – for writers – question:

Emmys 2012: What Should Win Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series? – by Michael Slezak

We’ve reached the episode-specific portion of our “Who Should Win” Emmy poll series, so it’s time to hit the rewind button on your internal DVRs to ensure a fully informed voting process. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the race for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. That statuette has gone to writers from Modern Family for two years running, but is certain to change hands in 2012, as the ABC smash was left off the list of nominees in favor of some upstart critical darlings…

What would you do if you had the power to honor one of these fine episodes when the Emmys are handed out in September? Choose your favorite in our poll below — TVLine voting closes Sept. 14, so act now! — then hit the comments to justify your pick!

What Should Win Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series? Community: “Remedial Chaos Theory” Girls: “Pilot” Louie: “Pregnant” Parks And Recreation: “The Debate” Parks And Recreation: “Win, Lose, Or Draw”

Read it all and vote here

Taking advantage of this unusual opportunity (someone caring about our writing preference), we voted for LOUIE “Pregnant.” What about you?

So This is Where the Doctor Puppet Wanted to Go!

Wow, I got a ticket to the premiere! Alisa and I are beyond excited. Perhaps we’ll see some of you cool folks tomorrow. Geronimo!

Stan Lee: The Lost Centerfold

Now we know why they call him Stan the Man. Or would, if that oversized Hulk comic wasn’t in the way. (Oversized, see?)

From Marvel Comics, The Untold Story

When Surfing Your TV Gets to be Too Much of a Drag…

…It’s time to install something like this:

TV Guide has a tv guide. Who’d a thunk?

TV Guide: A Cure for Television Indecision – by Leslie Horn

If you wanted to know what was on TV, you could always check the guide with your remote. But most of us aren’t just watching the tube live—we’re streaming from several different sources. The new TV Guide app brings all those brain mush factories into one place, so you can see what’s on cable, as well as what’s up on Hulu, HBO Go, Crackle, and more .

What does it do?

Let’s you know what’s on TV, whether it’s live or streaming. Tells you what shows are new in prime time, lets you make a list of your favorite shows, and tips you on what’s trending among other TV Guide users.

Read it all

The good news is that this is free and will make watching TV easier. The not-so-good news is that if you want to write TV you really do have to watch it. A lot. But you already knew that.

Oh, and you probably also already know that if you want to write TV you also have to live in L.A. Hey, TV Guide, got an app for that, baby?