Wednesday night is a big TV night for us with Criminal Minds, CSI: NY, and the new Grey’s Anatomy spin-off, Private Practice. This season of Criminal Minds is going to be a bit different with Jason Gideon (Mandy Patinkin) leaving the show and Hotch’s future up in the air. They already lost a main character when Elle went nuts and now they are set to lose 2 more. I think Morgan, Reid, JJ, and Garcia can carry the show with the help of Prentiss and whoever else steps up, but it’s definitely going to shake up the formula that the show previously had. I’m not too worried about it and I’ll keep watching even if Gideon and Hotch get the boot.

CSI: NY is the third spin-off in the CSI series and is quite good. I like it way more than CSI: Miami, but it’s just a hair behind the original for me. I didn’t exclusively watch the season premiere last night because I was too busy checking my eyelids for holes, but it seemed to be a good episode. This is one of those shows that I don’t mind missing and more often than not my wife watches without me. Still a good solid show though.

We didn’t get a chance to check out Private Practice yet so I’ll update this post today or tomorrow after we’ve gotten to watch it.

[UPDATE] So we finally had a chance to check out Private Practice and I kind of like it. It’s got a different feel than GA, but it’s good. It’s more lighthearted and fun feeling. We’ll see how next weeks episode plays out.

Criminal Minds – Must Watch
CSI: NY – Must Watch
Private Practice – Must Watch