It used to be that during the summer months, you had repeats of all your favorite shows and by the time you got done picnicking, partying, swimming, sunning and taking vacation, it was September and all the shows were new again.
Then something happened. I think it was cable, maybe it was an actors' strike, I don't know. But nowadays there are so many lulls in the television season it's a wonder anyone bothers turning the tube on at all.
It seems like the TV schedule goes like this:
September: The new season premieres for most shows
October: The shows that are too 'hot' for a September premiere begin
November: Sweeps - things get interesting for a while
December: It's the holidays, nobody's wathing anyway, put on repeats
January: People are watching sporadically, alternate between new episodes and repeats
February: Sweeps! Things get interesting
March: see December
April: see January
May: Sweeps! Time to wrap up the season with cliffhangers!
June, July, August: Replace highest rated shows with insipid reality TV and repeats
It's January and I'm tired of repeats. I'm tired of having nothing to watch every other week.
Give me something good to watch before I have to subscribe to the "Let's Watch Paint Dry" network. Arrrgh!