We here at LD love to sit in front of our TVs, iPads, Phones, or Wiis and watch TV. We love it always, but our favorite time of year is fall—because along with the much-needed PSL at Starbucks come new shows. Now we finally get to see the finished products of those new shows Entertainment Weekly has been taunting us with for months. Here are eight shows we are looking forward to most this coming fall.
Premieres: 9/21/15 on NBC Mondays at 10/9c
“Memento” meets a procedural drama starring Jaimie Alexander (Thor, Kyle XY), “Blindspot” follows a woman with amnesia who shows up in Times Square naked covered in tattoos. This is a new twist on the regular cop drama as the FBI is forced to use her to discover who she is and why she’s here. This has the makings of a great on the edge-of-your-seat drama.
Premieres: 9/21/15 on FOX Mondays at 9/8c
Based in the same world as the movie of the same name starring Tom Cruise, this follows one of the pre-cogs from the abandoned Pre Crime Program, Dash, as he tries to stop the murders he sees. I am so excited to see this new world, and tbh I loved all the tech in the trailer.
Premieres: 9/22/15 on CBS Tuesdays at 10/9c
This year brings many TV versions of movies that starred big-name Hollywood actor. This show is based on the same world as the movie starring Bradley Cooper. It follows Brian Finch (Jake McDorman, “Greek”) as he realizes the effects of NZT and is coerced into helping the FBI solve cases. Any former “Greek” fan is excited to see Jake be a super smart hero in this new version. Also I LOVED “Manhattan Love Story” and I missed Jake on my TV.
Premieres: 9/29/15 on FOX Tuesdays 8/7c
Who among us millennials didn’t fall in love with John Stamos’ Uncle Jesse on everyone’s favorite family comedy “Full House” as a child? What millennial didn’t binge watch “Drake and Josh” as a tween and proceed to have a total crush on Josh Peck as he grew into an attractive young man? Brace yourselves, because FOX’s “Grandfathered” brings us BOTH of these men in one new comedy. Stamos leads the series as a badass bachelor who discovers late in his life that he not only has a son (Peck) but also a grandchild. His patience is tested and he is forced to learn, hilariously, of course, how to be selfless and put family before his crazy, wild single life. I’ll be tuning in because I can’t wait to see John Stamos in more than an Oikos Greek Yogurt commercial! And the show sounds pretty funny, too.
Premieres: Tuesday 9/22 at 8/7c on ABC
Granted, reboots are getting a little bit old, but this is the Muppets. Jim Henson’s cuddly-yet-subversive puppet creations have been making American audiences laugh since the ‘70s. And while it may seem like the new show’s creators are jumping on the bandwagon, copying tropes from sitcoms like “The Office” and “30 Rock” in obvious ways, it’s worth noting that The Muppets were giving us meta-jokes and smart, self-conscious, multi-layered movies and television long before those trends became the norm. While doubts about the Disney-owned, prime-time vehicle living up to the subtly edgy nature of Muppet shows past are certainly founded, the show is definitely intended for and will likely be enjoyed by adults already very familiar with the franchise. It aims to show the intimate details and daily lives of the Muppets who have grown up alongside their fans, combining realism with absurdity and puppetry with the classic sitcom—a combination sure to provide laughs.
Premieres: Friday, October 2nd 8:30/7:30c on ABC
Remember the good old days when “TGIF” had us covered for comedy on Friday nights? It’s been a while, I know. But we won’t be waiting for much longer, because this October, ABC’s “Dr. Ken” is going to start our weekends off on the right foot. You know him well–whether you’ve seen him in “The Hangover” or “Community,” you know he’s got sharp jokes and some of the best delivery in comedy today. Ken Jeong leads this new comedy about a “brilliant physician with no bedside manner” struggling to find balance and success in his roles as a doctor, husband, and father. I mostly can’t wait to see Ken Jeong bring his real life experience as a doctor into his comedy. Better watch your back, McDreamy–there’s a new doctor in town.
“Life In Pieces”
Premieres: Monday, September 21st 8:30/7:30c on CBS
Let’s just say CBS had me at Thomas Sadoski (Don from “The Newsroom”) and Zoe Lister-Jones (Fawn Moscato from “New Girl”). And that’s only two members of the Short family. “Life In Pieces” follows the intertwining lives of three generations worth of Shorts. Each branch of the Short family is going through the motions of life–from awkward dates, to first babies, to sending kids off to college, to simply growing old together and trying to figure out how to use one of the many TV remotes. Each family member has a story to tell and we get to hear it from all of their perspectives. Based on the trailer alone, this show is sure to deliver all of the chaos and comedy that makes life in a big family so enjoyable (and let’s be honest: stressful). Piece by piece, we’ll see what goes into making this family whole.
Premieres: Monday, 10/26/15 on CBS at 8:30, Mondays at 8/7c starting 11/2/15
We’ve all heard of Superman, but you may not have heard about his cousin, Kara Zor-El. In the CBS adaptation of her story, Kara is sent away from Krypton when she is 13. She is then taken in by the Danvers family, who teaches her to control and hide her powers. When the show premieres, we’ll be introduced to a 24-year-old Kara Danvers, who reveals her powers when disaster strikes in National City. After that, she begins exploring these powers and using them to protect people. I’m excited to watch this show for two reasons. For one, I don’t really know much about Supergirl. And two, the show is being produced by the same team that produces two of my other favorite shows, “Arrow” and “The Flash.” I don’t think it’s in the cards for now, but I would love to see some crossover between these shows.
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