Thursday, August 18, 2011

Upcoming Fall TV

Earlier in the week, Joshua did a great post on upcoming movies he may or may not want to see. This reminded me of something I look forward too every year - FALL TV SEASON!

I have been browsing the new shows coming up and have picked a handful or two of new ones I want to try.
**Note, I am getting all my info and photos from TV Guide online - not writing any of the synopsis myself!**

New Girl

 Synopsis: Zooey Deschanel joins big sis Emily on Fox as Jess, a socially awkward gal who moves in with three bachelors (Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr., whose part has been recast since Happy Endings was renewed) after getting dumped by her boyfriend. The guys only take in her blubbering, Dirty Dancing-watching mess because her BFF is a model (Hannah Simone). But they soon come to appreciate Jess' quirkiness (Zooey's quirky? You don't say!) and try to snap her out of her funk to help her re-enter the dating scene. So yes, you'll have to suspend disbelief that Zooey Deschanel has trouble attracting guys. 
Why I want to see it: Zooey is super cute and this sounds nice and light hearted. 

Synopsis: The drama stars Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne, a mysterious woman who heads to the Hamptons under the guise of wooing Daniel (Joshua Bowman), the son of Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe). But she's actually there to exact revenge on the people (ahem, Victoria) who destroyed her family. It's a contemporary re-telling of The Count of Monte Cristo, but Emily Thorne makes for a much prettier little liar than Edmond Dantes. Why I want to see it: I don't really know.. maybe to know more about that guy in the pink pants. And it's the Hamptons...

Prime Suspect
 Synopsis: It's hard to follow in Helen Mirren's footsteps, but that's exactly what Maria Bello is out to do. An adaptation of the British series — for which Mirren won two Emmys — the procedural follows Detective Jane Timoney (Bello), a badass New York City cop who tries to prove herself in a male-dominated precinct.
Why I want to see it: I am a huge sucker for detective/cop/medical shows.

 Pan Am
Synopsis: Come fly with them! Set in the '60s, the drama centers on the loves and lives of stewardesses (led by Christina Ricci) of the iconic titular airline. Although lauded as symbols of sleek, Jet Age glamour, their personal lives are full of turbulence. Kelli Garner, Margot Robbie and Karine Vanasse round out the Barbie doll-like crew, who are as adept at coffee service as they are at… oh wait, we can't ruin that twist. Why I want to see it:   Gotta see what kind of show lured Christina Ricci onto TV!

Synopsis: The artists formerly known as Angela Chase and Inigo Montoya, aka Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, headline this suspense thriller that's based on an Israeli series. Danes plays CIA officer Carrie Anderson, who is suspicious about the intel that led to the rescue of U.S. soldier Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) 10 years after he went missing during the invasion of Baghdad. Patinkin plays her boss and mentor, Saul, in his first TV gig since his controversial exit from Criminal Minds four years ago. Here's to history not repeating.
 Why I want to see it: First, it's on Showtime and Second, it's Claire Danes.

American Horror Story
 Synopsis: Ryan Murphy returns to FX with Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk for this psychosexual horror mystery series. Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton star as Ben and Vivien Sherman, a couple who moves to Los Angeles to make a fresh start only to find that their new home is not exactly warm and cozy. Instead, there's a creepy creature in the basement and at least one character who may or may not be dead. Jessica Lange and Denis O'Hare co-star. 
Why I want to see it: Love Glee. and it has Tammi Taylor! 

Synopsis: Better brush up on your German. Grimm's Fairy Tales gets a procedural twist with Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), a detective who discovers his destiny is to protect humans from the storybook baddies that have invaded our real world.
Why I want to see it: I have slight interest in this one, so I will give it one or two shows and see how I feel about it.  

Playboy Club
Synopsis: Another '60s-set period drama, The Playboy Club is pretty self-explanatory at this point. The series follows a group of Bunnies (including newbie Maureen, played by Amber Heard) and the guys in their lives, particularly Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian), a shady attorney and club keyholder who comes to Maureen's aid after she accidently kills a grabby mobster in self-defense. Sexual politics and organized crime? We're in!Why I want to see it: Love this era and can't wait to see the bunnies!

Add to these the shows I already watch, and anything new that pops up on Bravo, and we have a nice full line up.

*New Show
*Record Late means I will record the rerun to avoid the DVR from not allowing us to watch live TV.

What about you? What new shows are you looking forward to watching?



brianandhilary620 said...

No new shows, I can barely keep up with what I've already got!! I do have an interest in Grimm though, cause I'm all scy-fi-y. Maybe...

blueviolet said...

I almost exclusively watch reality tv shows. Isn't that pathetic?

Donald said...

Hadn't even heard of Grimm - looks neat.

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Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

Dang. You are serious about your television. Thanks for the rundown - I hadn't seen any of those. I was thinking I might try that new one with Christina Applegate. Love her!

Joshua said...

This? This is me catching up on blogs after coming down with what I'm sure was the plague the last week or so.

I wasn't so sure about "Revenge" until I heard "Monte Cristo." Now I'm very intrigued.

I'll pass on "Prime Suspect" because Americanizing Helen Mirren is a sin and should be a crime punishable by caning.

"American Horror Story" is a go.

So is "Grimm."

Let's I watch a show about Playboy? The Wife was hooked on "The Girls Next Door" so I wonder if she'll watch this, too?

And thanks for the quick shout out! It coincides with the 29 hits I had between 10-11pm on Thursday...interesting...

Alice said...

Revenge is one I want to watch on ABC. I kinda lost interest in Greys, Private Practice and Desperate Housewives.

I am still a teenage girl at heart so I like CW shows! Haha!
Vampire Diaries is my #1 show. Such lovely eye candy!!
Then I want to try out Hart of Dixie, Ringer, and The Secret Circle. All on the CW!
I can't wait to watch some Modern Family and that new Up All Night show with Christina Applegate.

I love Teen Mom (so bad, I know) and Bachelor/Bachelorette shows.