There are a number of good television shows this fall, but it can be difficult to tell if a show is worth your time. Often, you can tell what a show is like based on what network it airs on. Here is a guide to some of the more popular television networks and what you can expect from them.
NBC – Cult classics that get inexplicably cancelled.
ABC – The Disney Channel for grown ups.
CBS – Shows about young people as seen through the eyes of old people.
FOX – For those who have never been outside the United States.
The CW – Where monsters go to become attractive people.
Comedy Central – The official stoner network.
FX – What Comedy Central tries to be.
The Food Network – People you don’t like talking about food you might like.
OWN – Probably not for your demographic.
Bravo – Formerly a hub for operas and classical performances, currently a hub for other gay things.
History Channel – Aliens, swamps, and World War II.
TLC – The Learning Channel.
Disney Channel – ABC for children.
MTV – Teen dramas, nothing to do with music.
MTV2 – Reruns of teen dramas, little to do with music.
FXX – What?
AMC – Hosts all the shows your coworkers won’t shut up about.
HBO – Pornography, but with good story.
24-Hour Smooth Jazz Channel – Consistently the best thing on television.
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