As the start of the 2012-13 broadcast television season approaches, so too does the beginning of the 2012-13 Fan Excuse Bingo season where our readers can peruse our comments section and play along!

Sadly, our current Fan Excuse Bingo card above is several years old and is getting s bit long in the tooth. When it was created, DirecTV was still in the business of saving failed shows. Now Netflix and other streaming companies have picked up the mantle of being pelted with desperate fan pleas. Broadcast primetime ratings have fallen even further, and DVR use continues to edge upwards.

It’s a new season, and it requires some new bingo squares!

We’ll remake the Fan Excuse Bingo card in a two step process.

Step 1: (this post) Leave your suggestions for *new* squares in the comments section. Feel free to second others’ suggestions. Don’t bother re-suggesting any of the old squares above.

Step 2: (next week) I will create a poll including the most popular new suggestions from this post *plus* all the old favorites in the card above and we’ll vote to determine which squares will be included in the new card to debut on September 24, the first day of the new season.

For the nostalgic, historically minded excuse fanatics, do not fear, if you’d like to regale your friends with the many past fan excuse bingo cards they’re still here.

Start the suggestions!

Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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