All summer long, TV networks have been teasing us about new shows. You might recall the seeing glimpses of “The Event” during just about everything NBC ran this summer. I’m sort of interested to see “The Event,” but I’m afraid it’s going to have the same effect as “Lost.” “Lost” captivated me from the beginning with an incredible cast and well-thought storylines, up until the end. I guess you could say the show lived up to its title, considering I felt just as lost when the series concluded in May as I did when it began six seasons ago.

Let’s go channel surfin’ now/Everybody’s yearning wow/Come on, grab your remote with me …

I’m ready for the new fall TV lineup. I’m ready to get excited about some new TV programs again.

All summer long, TV networks have been teasing us about new shows. You might recall the seeing glimpses of “The Event” during just about everything NBC ran this summer.

I’m sort of interested to see “The Event,” but I’m afraid it’s going to have the same effect as “Lost.” “Lost” captivated me from the beginning with an incredible cast and well-thought storylines, up until the end. I guess you could say the show lived up to its title, considering I felt just as lost when the series concluded in May as I did when it began six seasons ago.

“Event” previews are similar. I hope the show doesn’t string viewers along before we find out what “the event” is.

As for other dramas networks hope take hold, you have “Undercovers” (NBC), “Chase” (NBC), “Outlaw” (NBC), “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “The Defenders” (CBS), “Hawaii 5-0” (CBS), “Lone Star” (Fox), “Detroit 1-8-7” (ABC), “The Whole Truth” (ABC), “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO), and whatever other cities the “CSI” and “Law & Order” empires haven’t covered yet.

From what I can tell, these look promising. But will I watch? It depends on how late I want to stay up, and what else is on at the same time. At least there’s not another new medical drama. I’m not too fond of all the cop-like shows and courtroom dramas that already monopolize the TV, so that doesn’t help me there.

It’ll be interesting to see how “Hawaii 5-0” fares, considering remakes rarely do as well as the originals.

As far as comedies go, there’s a plethora of new ones. “Outsourced” (NBC), “Mike & Molly” (CBS), “$#*! My Dad Says” (CBS), “Better With You” (ABC), “Raising Hope” (Fox) and “Running Wilde” (Fox) have all been heavily previewed, but none jump out and say, “Watch me, David.”

My biggest hangup is I’m too excited to see shows I already like to invest time in new ones. I’m looking forward to the new seasons of “Glee,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Private Practice,” “30 Rock,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Survivor: Nicaragua” and “The Big Bang Theory,” not to mention “Mad Men” and “Weeds,” I’m also working my way into “Cougar Town” and “Modern Family.”

I’m going to have this channel-surfing thing down to a science by the time sweeps week hits.  That, or I’ll get so screwed up that I’ll be talking about “Gleeds,” “Mad Brothers & Sisters,” “How I Met Your Rock,” “Survivor: Cougar Town” or “Big Bang Practice” at the watercooler.

David T. Farr is a Sturgis (Mich.) Journal correspondent. E-mail him at farrboy@hotmail.com.