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5 Shows To Watch This Fall


Fall première dates are coming up and there are too many things to watch. No worries. It was extremely difficult but I have narrowed it down to the 5 shows that you must watch.

1. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) Premieres Tuesday, September 17 @8:30/7:30c.
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I have a thing for André Braugher (Men Of A Certain Age, Gideon’s Crossing). I think he’s absolutely wonderful. So when I saw that this show got picked up by Fox, I was excited. The show is a comedy about is about how members of a Brooklyn squad deal with a new very straight-laced and tightly wound police chief played by Braugher. The comedy for most of the show comes from the interplay between Braugher and the squad’s lead cop, played by Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live), who just can’t seem to adjust. This show looks hilarious and I have read nothing but good things about it. Samberg had many great moments on SNL so he will bring the funny.  I just really want them to let Braugher be great. I need him to be on a show that people give a chance. Hopefully this one is it.

2. The Michael J Fox Show (NBC) Premieres Thursday, September 26 @9/8c.

Michael J. Fox hasn’t been the star of a show since he left Spin City in 2000 because of his Parkinson’s disease. He has done a lot of guest stints on different shows since then; my favorite being his arcs on The Good Wife. It’s nice that now he is returning to television full-time and in something that is really good at, comedy. The new show emulates the actor’s life a bit in that it is about a news anchor at the top of his game who decided to leave his job to spend more time with his family. After being at home for 5 years, his family is ready for him to leave the house and return to work. The cast also includes Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad) and Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme, Suits). I saw part of this pilot in one of my classes last semester and I really liked it so I can’t wait to see the finished product.

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FOX Makes The Mindy Project Available Online Before Premiere Date


The Mindy Project‘s second season doesn’t premiere for another week (Tuesday, September 17th is it’s premiere) but that hasn’t stopped FOX from making the show available to everyone who wants to catch it a little early.

The premiere episode went live today and guest stars James Franco as a new resident OB/GYN who is perfect and everyone loves. He also plays sex therapist for Danny (Chris Messina) and Christina (Chloe Sevigny).

The episode can be found on various outlets like Fox.com, Fox Now, HULU, Fox on Demand, Xbox 360, Samsung, Windows 8, Roku, iTunes, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, Vudu and YouTube.

The television premiere of Season 2’s The Mindy Project premieres Tuesday, September 17 at 9:30/8:30c.

Summer Television: Thursday May 23, 2013


Save Me – NBC 8/7c. Starring Anne Heche (Six Days, Seven Nights; Hung) as a woman who was quite a mess of a person but then has a near death experience and can now talk directly to God. She now spreads the word of God around to people but no one believes her because she was so horrible before.

Does Someone Have To Go? – FOX 9/8c – A reality series that gives employees a voice in assessing how their company is functioning, inviting them to make recommendations on how best to solve their issues in order to make their company better and giving them the power to determine the fates of their fellow staffers. But when the owners leave their companies in the hands of their employees, those workers quickly learn that solving personnel issues isn’t as easy as it looks.

Four Weddings – TLC 9/8c – Reality show where four brides with their own personal styles and traditions agree to attend and judge each other’s weddings on the basis of food, dress, venue, originality, and overall experience. The winning bride is awarded a five-star dream honeymoon.

Motives – ABC 9/8c – I talked about this show on in my last summer television post. I don’t get why they are calling this the premiere when it happened on Monday. Monday’s episode didn’t really get many viewers. I don’t think it’s going to make it through the summer.

Rookie Blue – ABC 10/9c. A group of young and ambitious rookie cops continue to navigate the emotional trials and tribulations of their professional and personal lives. After three years on the job, these rookies are well on their way to becoming experienced officers, but at what cost?

Summer Television Monday May 20, 2013


Most of your favorite shows are done for the season. Only a couple are airing their finales this week (Hawaii Five-O, Grimm, Dancing With The Stars, Modern Family, Nashville, etc). Summer TV begins this week. Some of it burnoffs that will never be heard again and others are great summer favorites that fill the void from fall television. Here is what’s on tonight.

Goodwin Games – FOX 8:30/7:30c. The show stars Scott Foley (Scandal, Felicity), Becki Newton (Ugly Betty), and T.J Miller (Chelsea Lately, Our Idiot Brother) as three estranged siblings who return home after the loss of their beloved father and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit more than $20 million only if they can adhere to their late father’s wishes.

Motives – ABC 10/9c. They keep saying on the promo that this starts on Thursday but they are airing the first episode today. Soo random. The show stars Kristin Lehman (The Killing, Judging Amy), Louis Ferreira (SGU Stargate Universe, Rookie Blue) and Lauren Holly (NCIS, Chicago Hope). The show is about two homicide detectives looking for clues that will lead them to a murderer. But the twist on the typical police procedural is they identify the killer and victim at the beginning of each episode. As the mystery unfolds, winding between revealing flashbacks and present time, viewers will navigate the twisted and complicated maze of each murder, solving the puzzle alongside the detectives and their team; piecing together more of the mysterious connections that drove the Killer to commit murder. I thought already did this show and it was called Law & Order: Criminal Intent

I will have a full calendar of all the summer premiere dates later on this week. Until then happy Monday.

FOX New Series Trailers


Here are a couple of teaser trailers of some of FOX’s new series coming next fall. Their new slate looks pretty good. Which of these make it to May 2014? Any guesses?

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Starring Andy Sandberg (Saturday Night Live), André Braugher (Men of A Certain Age, Last Resort), Terry Crews (White Chicks, Expendables), and Melissa Fumero (CSI:NY). The show is a workplace comedy about what happens when a hotshot detective gets a new Captain with a lot to prove. 

André Braugher is one hard-working man. It’s a testament to his talent that he can get work so quickly. For some reason people never watch his shows. His last 2 shows (Men of A Certain Age (I still miss this show) and Last Resort) were cancelled pretty quickly. Hopefully this one sticks. From watching this trailer it looks pretty funny. I like those comedies where the straight man plays against the goofball so I’m sure I’ll like this. Brooklyn Nine-Nine will air Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c. Continue reading FOX New Series Trailers

FOX 2013 Upfronts


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FOX had a lot of problems this past year (Idol’s continuous downfall, The disaster that was Season 2 of X-Factor, their mediocre Tuesday comedy block ratings) but they also had some success in their new show, The Following. The network which has less programming hours  than all the other networks picked up 12 new series: Sleepy Hollow, Dads, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Almost Human, Junior Masterchef, Enlisted, Gang Related, Murder Police, Surviving Jack, Us & Them, Rake, Gang Related, Wayward Pines. They are also bringing back a blast from the past, 24: Live Another Day with Keifer Sutherland for a 12 episode limited series run. You know your network is in trouble if you are bringing back a hit show that has been off the air for 3 years. Check out the full schedule below.

FOX FALL 2013-2014 SCHEDULE

(New programs in Bold; all times ET/PT)

MONDAY
8-9 PM Bones (fall) / ALMOST HUMAN (late fall)
9-10 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (fall) / The Following (midseason)

TUESDAY
8-8:30 PM DADS
8:30-9 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
9-9:30 PM New Girl
9:30-10 PM The Mindy Project

WEDNESDAY
8-10 PM The X Factor (fall) / American Idol (midseason)

THURSDAY
8-9 PM The X Factor Results (fall) / American Idol Results (midseason)
9-10 PM Glee (fall) / RAKE (midseason)

FRIDAY
8-9 PM JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (fall)
9-10 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW encores (fall)

Late Fall:
8-9 PM Bones
9-9:30 PM Raising Hope (late fall)
9:30-10 PM ENLISTED (new; late fall)

SATURDAY
7-10:30 PM Fox Sports Saturday
11 PM-12:30 AM ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF

SUNDAY
7-7:30 PM NFL Game (fall)
7:30-8 PM The OT (fall)
8-8:30 PM The Simpsons
8:30-9:00 PM Bob’s Burgers
9:00-9:30 PM Family Guy
9:30-10 PM American Dad

Not on the schedule yet: GANG RELATED, SURVIVING JACK, US & THEM, MURDER POLICE

Cancellations


Cancellations

There were some major pink slips handed out this past weekend, with most of them coming from NBC. The pic has all the shows that were cancelled for the 2012 – 2013 fall season (Minus reality shows). Hannibal which is still airing until June on NBC still does not have a decision made on it but it is more than likely done. Below is a breakdown of each cancellation by network.

ABC

666 Park Avenue, Body of Proof, Don’t Trust The B—- in Apartment 23, Family Tools, Happy Endings, How To Live With Your Parents, Last Resort, Malibu Country, Private Practice, Red Widow, Zero Hour.

CBS

CSI:NY, Golden Boy, Made In Jersey, Partners, Rules of Engagement, Vegas.

CW

90210, Cult, Emily Owens, M.D., Gossip Girl.

FOX

Ben And Kate, The Cleveland Show, Fringe, The Mob Doctor, Touch.

NBC

1600 Penn, 30 Rock, Animal Practice, Deception, Do No Harm, Go On, Guys With Kids, Whitney, The Office, Smash, Up All Night, The New Normal, Hannibal (more than likely but not cancelled as of now).

Upfronts 2013


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It’s that time of the year again. The upfronts here. It’s the time when all the broadcast networks are going to unveil their fall schedules. We usually have to wait until the day of each network’s upfront to find out for sure what has been cancelled or renewed but this year that news has been coming all week.
I always get really excited about upfronts but I’m especially excited for this year’s because one of my projects for grad school was to play ABC exec and put together an upfront for class (shoutout to my group members Emma, Debbie and Yijing). It was soo fun so I’m looking forward to seeing how accurate we were with what got cancelled and what was picked up. Here is the schedule for the broadcast networks to unveil their schedule.

NBC – Monday 5/13

Fox – Monday Afternoon 5/13

ABC – Tuesday 5/14

CBS – Wed 5/15

CW – Thursday 5/16

A lot of cancellations and pickups have already been announced. For those check out TVLine, The Wrap, Deadline, or Hollywood Reporter. I will post as each schedule becomes available. Stay tuned for updates.

Mid-Season New and Returning Shows (2013)


The holidays are here and all your shows are in reruns or got cancelled (I’ll miss you Emily Owens, M.D). I know you are pretty anxious for their return. Don’t fret, you can find the dates of every single show’s return date as well as new shows that will be premiering this Winter at the bottom of this post. Shows return as early today, the 1st of the year. Here are some the returning and new shows I’m looking forward to.

The Americans (FX) Series premiere January 21 @ 10/9c.

Keri Russell back on television?? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! And playing a bad ass?? Double YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! FX has stepped up their game when it comes to their programming (Sons of Anarchy, Justified, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,etc) and this show looks like it will be no exception. This show set in the Cold World era stars Keri Russell (Felicity, Mission Impossible 3) and Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters, The Edge of Love) as KGB officers, who are working as sleeper agents trained to impersonate American citizens in Washington D.C. This is going to be great. Hopefully this show will do well and keep Russell on TV where she belongs.

The Good Wife (CBS) Season 4 resumes January 6th @ 10/9c

Season 4 hasn’t been the best but it’s still been better than half the shows on television. This season we are in the middle of has been very hit and miss, mostly because everything is not in sync. The storyline with Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) and her husband, played by Marc Warren (Doctor Who, Mad Dogs) is one of the biggest missteps that has happened to this show. The show creators, Robert and Michelle King, told TV Guide recently, they are going to fix things. They stated:

“You don’t give James Bond a girlfriend. Some characters you actually don’t want to see that much backstory. We’re adjusting. No matter where we went, this was not a place where the audience wanted to go.”

Hopefully the ship gets righted with the rest of the season. Check out the promo for the next new episode, “Boom De Ya Da.”

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What To Watch: October 22


9/8c – NBC/ABC/CBS – Presidential Debate – 3rd and finale debate before the election. President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will meet for their third and final debate hosted by Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., and will be moderated by CBS News’ Bob Schieffer. The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

9/8c – LOGO – RuPaul’s Drag Race – All Star Edition. Join RuPaul as he welcomes back the most celebrated queens of the past for the wildest, most jaw-dropping, and outrageous Drag Race yet. They are the best-of-the-best, the top queens from seasons 1-4, and they’re ready to lip-synch for their lives to determine which All-Star will walk away with $100K and a spot in the “Drag Race Hall of Fame.”