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Dining with a whole new television season

By Lisa Abraham

Akron Beacon Journal (MCT)

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2 2012 10:48 p.m. MDT

"Elementary": CBS is giving us a contemporary update of Sherlock Holmes, complete with a female Watson. The show, scheduled to air at 9 p.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 27, is set in New York, which is a bummer because any Sherlock Holmes show really calls for British food. Fish and chips for everyone. Rated TV-14.

"Go On": NBC has brought Matthew Perry back in this show that is already on at 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Perry plays a sportscaster who enters group counseling after the death of his wife. His character is clearly grieving. There's a reason why we all deliver food when someone dies. Grieving calls for large amounts of eating, especially pie and cake. But I'd stick with pie, it's so comforting. Rated TV-PG.

"Animal Practice": Another NBC offering, this show (7 p.m. Wednesdays) is about a veterinarian. Be sensitive and serve meatless. Rated TV-PG.

"Chicago Fire": Also on NBC, this show (9 p.m. Wednesdays starting Oct. 10) has been described as "Law & Order," but with fire instead of murder. Any show about a firehouse calls for a pot of three-alarm chili. Rated TV-14.

"Emily Owens, MD": Scheduled to be on at 8 p.m. Tuesdays starting Oct. 16 on the CW, it's about a new medical school graduate learning the ropes of hospital life. I'd serve cafeteria food, green gelatin and lots of coffee. Rated TV-PG.

"Vegas": Set to air on CBS at 9 p.m. Tuesdays starting this week, "Vegas" is about a sheriff who tries to maintain law and order in 1960s Las Vegas. Hmmm, I don't care what year it is, any show about Vegas requires a buffet. Fill up the coffee table with all of your favorites, and since this was the 1960s, make sure there is shrimp cocktail. Rated TV-14.

"The Mindy Project": From Fox, the show (8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, also starting this week) stars actress Mindy Kaling as a single obstetrician who has a great career, but no luck in her love life. Lots of women out there will be able to relate to this one, so let's just all reach for that pint of Ben & Jerry's. TV-14.

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