TV's fall season is kicking into gear this week with a crop of new shows unveiling and, as usual, the ratio of duds to gems doesn't appear to be great. The Onion's AV Club has a rundown of them all so you can figure out what to try and what to skip. In the first part covering Mondays to Wednesdays (http://avc.lu/1evnExf), you can read up on the likes of Chuck Lorre's "Mom" starring Anna Faris, the superhero series "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Trophy Wife," which they call "easily one of the year's most promising new shows." The second part recapping Thursdays to Sundays (http://avc.lu/16LXYr7) highlights Will Arnett's "The Millers," "The Crazy Ones" starring Robin Williams and "The Michael J. Fox Show."
One of the more anticipated returning shows is "How I Met Your Mother," which will wrap at the end of the season and solve the mystery within the comedy's title. Entertainment Weekly has a sneak peek at the new season (http://bit.ly/16eyfKI) with a scene that hints at possible complications for Barney and Robin's looming wedding. Beware, spoilers within.
If you don't care for any of the new shows or returning series you can do like Slate magazine's Willa Paskin and re-watch "The Wonder Years," which hit the airwaves 25 years ago. She writes about revisiting the classic coming-of-age TV show (http://slate.me/1aRdqTP) and how it might have influenced some of the new family dramas getting ready to debut.
In case you missed it, Conan O'Brien mined last week's release of the new iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S and the iOS 7 operating system for comedy. First, he's tries to install iOS 7 on his iPhone, despite the warnings from co-host Andy Richter that it might not be a good idea (http://cnet.co/16lfG0s). Then he chats with comedian Louis C.K. about our culture's obsession with smartphones (http://bit.ly/1gIxYOW).
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