Check out the trailer for the new Crackle original series, Sequestered starring Jesse Bradford (Bring It On, Swimfan), Summer Glau (Firefly, Serenity), and Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, Rules of Engagement). It’s about a jury sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a kidnapping/murder court case with lots of blackmail, corruption and intrigue. Danny Firmin (Bradford), a young attorney with a promising career, begins to uncover a major conspiracy behind his big case defending the alleged murderer of Governor Mark Bennett’s (Warburton) 8-year-old son. Sequestered juror Anna (Glau) is forced to choose between her beliefs and the safety of her family while deliberating the fate of a potentially innocent man. Surprising alliances form, sparking tensions and testing morals as Anna puts her life on the line to expose the conspiracy and find true justice for all involved. It looks like it’s going to be pretty good and who doesn’t love Summer Glau. It premieres August 5th on crackle.com.
Two new shows premiere tonight. NBC continues it’s fall roll out with another comedy, this time by Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon, called Guys with Kids. While over on FOX, they start their two-night premiere of The X-Factor.
8/7c – FOX – The X-Factor – Season 2 Premiere. Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid are joined by new judges, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as they travel the nation searching for undiscovered talent 12 years old or over – both solo artists and vocal groups – who are worthy of the largest prize in television history: a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. Watched about 2 episodes of this last season and didn’t like it at all but that might have been because I can’t stand Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones as the host was not good. But I shall tune in tonight because I’m curious to see how crazy Britney gets.
10/9c – NBC – Guys With Kids – Series Premiere. The show is about three 30-something dads trying to hold on to their youth, while holding their new babies’ hands. The show stars Chris (Jesse Bradford, The West Wing), Nick (Zach Cregger, Friends with Benefits) and Gary (Anthony Anderson, Law & Order) have each other to help navigate their survival as new dads, while still trying desperately to stay dudes. Balancing work or staying at home, painfully married or happily divorced, they know that taking care of the little ones while maintaining a social life is a daily challenge. The show also stars Jamie Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos) and Tempestt Bledsoe (The Cosby Show). I’m not expecting much from this show. It’s like they took the part with the men from the movie What To Expect When You Are Expecting and decided to make show. Why Jimmy Fallon would do this, I don’t know. But we’ll see. I’ll be watching of course just out of curiosity but it’ll more than likely get cut because much better shows are coming soon.