Fall TV Shows to Watch

Fall is this week officially!  That means better weather, Fall clothes and a new Fall TV lineup.  Here are some pics for new shows that are about to start…

This Is Us
NBC-Premieres Tuesday Sept. 20th at 10:00 PM
This is the show I am excited for.  It better be good since my favorite actor from the Young and the Restless (Justin Hartley) left the show to star in this.   It also stars Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Chris Darden and Sterling K. Brown.  The story is how all of these characters’ lives cross paths and intertwine.  Has great reviews so far…

Designated Survivor
ABC-Premieres Wednesday Sept 21 10:00 PM
Keifer Sutherland is back on network television.  He goes from saving the President to becoming the President in this new drama series.  

The Good Place
NBC- Premieres Sept. 19th at 10:00 PM and then moves to Thursdays at 8:30 PM on Sept 22
Kristen Bell plays Eleanor, a New Jersey woman who realized she hasn’t been a good person, so she decided to turn over a new leaf. Ted Danson plays Michael, who through unlikely circumstances, becomes Eleanor’s guide through her self-improvement..sent from Heaven.

ABC-Premieres October 3rd at 10:00 PM
Hayley Atwell takes on an edgy role as former First Daughter-turned-bad girl attorney in this Scandal-esque drama.

NBC-Premieres October 3rd at 10:00 PM
Time travel is all the rage this season.  Can this group of travelers stop a villain from changing the past and thus changing the future?  Also starring Matt Lanter and Abigail Spencer.

Pure Genius
CBS- Premieres Thursday, October 27th at 10:00 PM
From Parenthood and Friday Night Lights’ Jason Katims comes this medical drama that follows a young, Silicon Valley tech titan (Augustus Prew), who recruits a veteran surgeon with a shady past, (Dermot Mulroney), to start a cutting edge hospital that takes a “new school” approach to medicine.
Most likely more to come, but a good start,
xoxo, kp

Fall TV Shows to Look For…

I am super late with this post like I have been with every post lately, but since most people have on-demand, you can catch up if you have missed the first one or two episodes.  These are some new shows that are getting attention:
“Nashville,” Oct. 10 (Wednesday 10pm on ABC)

In the best new drama of the season, Connie Britton is a country music superstar who finds success slipping away; Hayden Panettiere is a fast-rising young diva who threatens her. The pilot is well-written and mostly well-acted (Panettiere doesn’t ring entirely true), and the music covers the broad range of what’s labeled “country” today. “Nashville” isn’t perfect, but the pilot shows lots of soapy promise.

“The Mindy Project,” Sept. 25 (Tuesday 9:30pm Fox)

Mindy Kaling created and stars in this potentially amusing comedy about a doctor who’s inept at love. It’s a very Mindy project, so how much you like it may depend on your tolerance for Kaling; I was moderately charmed.
“Ben & Kate,” Sept. 25 (Tuesday 8:30 pm on Fox)

A young single mom (Dakota Johnson) has to cope with her lovable loose cannon of a brother (Nat Faxon) in a comedy with so much charm (and such a cute kid, played by Maggie Jones) that you’ll overlook the fact that the pilot is more amusing than hilarious.
“Elementary,” Sept. 27 (Thursday 10pm on CBS) 
Fall’s best new procedural stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Watson, living in contemporary New York and consulting with the police on challenging cases. Well, he consults; she keeps an eye on him as his “sober companion,” hired by his father. It’s all surprisingly engaging.
“Revolution,” Sept. 17  (Monday 10pm on NBC) 

Written by Eric Kripke (“Supernatural”) and produced by J.J. Abrams (“Lost”), “Revolution” begins intriguingly, as all the power in the world goes out, never to return. Fifteen years pass (and I’d have liked to see some of those 15 years) before a young woman (Tracy Spiridakos) sets out for Chicago to find her uncle. I’m still intrigued, but “Revolution” feels a bit too much like “Terra Nova” for its own good.
“The New Normal,” Sept. 11 (Tuesday 9:30pm on NBC)
Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells are gay partners who want a child,  and Georgia King is the single mom who may become their surrogate in a comedy from Ryan Murphy (“Glee”) and Ali Adler. The pilot is shrill and silly, with stereotypes (especially Ellen Barkin as King’s hateful grandmother) overflowing, but also with heartfelt scenes that suggest the better show this might become.
“Partners,” Sept. 24 (Monday 8:30pm on CBS)

David Kohan and Max Mutchnick (“Will & Grace”) are longtime friends and writing partners, one straight and the other gay. They’ve written their relationship into this heavy-handed comedy about a stereotypical gay guy (Michael Urie of “Ugly Betty”) and a strait-laced straight one (David Krumholtz) who are architects and best friends, until a fiancée (Sophia Bush) enters the picture.
“Emily Owens, M.D.,” Oct. 16 (Tuesday 9pm on the CW) 

Way more fun than it sounded, “Emily Owens” stars Mamie Gummer (Meryl Streep’s daughter) as a young doctor who was a high school nerd and thinks she can get a fresh start at her new hospital. Sadly, the bullying and heartbreak follow her. Gummer is charming and relatable, and “Emily Owens” comes off as a younger, more innocent “Grey’s Anatomy.”
“666 Park Avenue,” Sept. 30 (Sunday 10pm on ABC)

Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams star in this drama where the residents of The Drake, Park Avenue’s most devilish address are subject to evil, obsession and supernatural occurrences included in the rent.

“Vegas,” Sept. 25 (Saturday, 10:00 pm on CBS) 

Michael Chiklis and Dennis Quaid star as a mobster and a lawman butting heads in 1960 Las Vegas. What a great show that could be. “Vegas,” unfortunately, is dull and uninvolving.
“Made in Jersey,” Sept. 28 (Friday 9pm on CBS)

Janet Montgomery (she’s British; see if you notice) balances her big, loud New Jersey family with a new job at a fancy Manhattan law firm in a drama that’s a typical CBS procedural, with Jersey humor that may escape people who don’t get the whole New Jersey thing.
“Guys With Kids,” Sept. 26 (Wednesday 8:30pm on NBC)

Men toting babies. Hilarious! And how about them trying to change diapers? Wacky, huh? Anthony Anderson, Zach Cregger and Jesse Bradford are dads coping in manly fashion in a sitcom that doesn’t aim high.
“Chicago Fire,” Oct. 10 (Wednesdays 10 pm on NBC)

Firemen clash with paramedics, often with their shirts off, in a Dick Wolf drama with a been-there, sprayed-water-on-that feeling.
“Malibu Country,” Nov. 2 (Friday 8:30 pm on ABC)

If you were a fan of “Reba” — well, this is the same show, with full-on Reba McEntire (as a country singer who moves her family to Malibu) but somewhat less charm. The best I can say  is that it is precisely what it aims to be.

“The Carrie Diaries,” midseason on the CW 

AnnaSophia Robb is young Carrie Bradshaw, in high school in the 1980s, in a “Sex and the City” prequel that has elements going for it (notably, Carrie and her family and friends) but may be taking a wrong turn by bringing in the New York fashion world prematurely.

Fall TV Updates

Not to turn this blog into Entertainment Weekly, but since I watch more television than most people, I feel compelled to share my latest updates on Fall Television:

2 Broke Girls is the funniest new show. I love both the actresses and think the writing is hilarious. Mondays 9:30 on CBS

Prime Suspect is one of my new favorites. It takes a little while to get into this show, but it is funny and interesting if you stick with it. They have this show on a wait-and-see list and I am hoping it survives! They are re-playing it during the week at 10pm to get more people to watch (and fill in the cancelled show’s spots) Thursdays 10pm on NBC

Hart of Dixie with Rachel Bilson is adorable. It is hard not to keep thinking she is Summer Roberts from the OC since she talks just like her, but I LOVE this show. Jaime King is hilarious and it is a great mix of comedy and a little drama with great backdrops of Alabama. Mondays at 9pm on the CW

and…Revenge. Well, I do love this show but have to admit after watching several episodes, the acting is horrible. I never let that stop me from enjoying a good show, but still… They keep teasing that something HUGE happening on episode 7, so stay tuned. Also a quick disclaimer, they shoot this show entirely in Wilmington, NC (just like Dawson’s Creek), and the actress who plays Emily has never set foot in the Hamptons. So funny. Wednesdays, 10pm on ABC

and New Girl..my favorite. I waited to watch and then watched three in a row and laughed so hard. Zooey Deschanel is so funny and irresistible..you can’t help but love her. This show is doing so well, they were confident enough to pull it off the air for 2 weeks for baseball. The fans went crazy, so I am pretty confident this one will be around for a while. If you haven’t watched yet, set your DVR and check it out. Tuesdays 9pm on Fox

Homeland with Claire Danes is fabulous. The story is so good and you get sucked in. She is amazing on television and Mandy Patinkin is great as her mentor. I love shows set in DC, so this is a treat and makes me feel like I am watching a sister show of 24! Sundays on Showtime

On my “thanks but no thanks list”…


Up All Night

On my newish tv show list of favorites

The Good Wife

Rizzoli and Isles

Covert Affairs

In Plain Sight

and on my still good after all these years list….

Grey’s Anatomy

Desperate Housewives

Law & Order SVU but missing Det. Stabler

Please Watch This Show…

So, now that all the new shows have started…this is the one that I like the best. Revenge on ABC Wednesday nights at 10pm. Please watch this show and check it out. It has all you could want from a good drama…

Beautiful beach houses…

Beautiful scenes…all over the Hamptons

Mean Girls…

Cute boys on boats…

Dramatic confrontations…
Reconnecting of old friends and loves…
Bad guys in fast cars…

and.. adorable Emily Van Camp from Brothers and Sisters…

About the Show

“REVENGE is universal. As primal as the need for love, sex, or the feeding of a searing hunger. Revenge crosses time and culture. It starts unwinnable wars and visits generations of blood feuds on families with unsettled scores. Revenge is as old as humanity. Dark and dramatic and endless.” — Mike Kelley, Creator of REVENGE

Wealth, beauty and status define the people in this town, but one woman is willing to destroy everyone for the sake of revenge.

Emily Thorne (Emily Van Camp) is new to the Hamptons. She’s met some of her wealthy neighbors, has made a few new friends and seemingly blends into the town. But something is a little odd about a young girl living in a wealthy town all on her own, and the truth is that Emily isn’t exactly new to the neighborhood. In fact, this was once her old neighborhood, until something bad happened that ruined her family and their reputation. Now Emily is back, and she’s returned to right some of those wrongs in the best way she knows how – with a vengeance.

If this show gets cancelled like Lonestar did last year, I might stop watching TV altogether. Well, that is not possible, but I will be very upset.

Fall Television

I already missed two of the new Fall shows! I am so mad but it is my own fault for delaying this post. This is a list of the new shows that I am going to be looking at. My cautionary tale is that you cannot get yourself sucked in too deep with one of these shows since it could be cancelled in a split second….remember last year’s Lone Star??? I am still sad about that one…

Two Broke Girls Mondays at 8:30 pm on CBS (starts on 9/19)

Hart of Dixie-Mondays at 9pm on the CW (starts 9/26)

The Playboy Club-Mondays at 10pm on NBC (starts 9/19)

Ringer with Sarah Michelle Geller Tuesdays on CW 8pm (started 9/13)

Up All Night Wednesdays at 8pm NBC (started on 9/14)

Revenge- Wednesdays at 10pm on ABC (starts 9/21)

Charlie’s Angels- Thursdays at 8pm on ABC (starts 9/22)

Person of Interest- Thursdays at 9pm on CBS (starts 9/22)

Prime Suspect- Thursdays at 10pm on NBC (starts 9/22)

A Gifted Man- Fridays at 8 on CBS (starts 9/23)

Pan Am -Sundays at 10 pm(9/25)

Bent-Midseason replacement NBC

Scandal-Midseason replacement ABC

I Hate My Teenage Daughter (11/23)
Even though the name is bizarre, this show looks so funny. My elementary school friend Katie Finneran is in this show, so it will definitely be on my DVR list!

The Firm-midseason replacement
I just read that a series based on the book “The Firm” is in the works..catching up with Mitch McDeere after he and Abby emerge from witness protection. Supposedly starring Josh Lucas.

Please Watch This Show!

Well, only one week into the Fall TV season, there is already whispers of cancellation! The one show out of many that stood out for me, that I think is so amazing is Lone Star…LONE STAR. Please watch this show Monday night! The main character is Bob Allen, played by James Wolk, a slightly younger Kyle Chandler look-alike, and he makes the show very fun to watch. Click here to watch the Pilot on Hulu. If this show doesn’t make it, I might have to start a petition myself to get it back on.

How cute is he???

Fall Television

With the Fall television season about to start, I am very hopeful that some of the new shows will not only be good, but that the TV executives think they are good enough to last more than a few episodes! Here are a few that look interesting:

The Good Wife- Mr. Big and Carol from ER, what a great team…an Eliot Spitzer-type story.

Cougartown-the lovely Monica from Friends is on another show..this one looks pretty funny and Busy Phillips from Dawson’s Creek has surfaced! (she is on the right)

A Beautiful Life-produced by Ashton Kutcher follows two models around as they are swept up in the fashion business. Elle MacPherson plays the modeling agency’s boss and Mischa Barton plays a part as well.

Let’s hope they don’t end up where these shows did-the dreaded Friday night time slot before they get CANCELLED! I am starting to think it is a good idea to Tivo all the new shows, wait about 6 weeks, then start watching them if they have made it that far. There is nothing more annoying than to get hooked on a new show and then have it just disappear into thin air!!!!

Like these did…..

Relativity with Kimberly Williams and David Conrad

Once and Again with Sela Ward and Billy Campbell

Cashmere Mafia-I liked this as much as Lipstick Jungle, it was funny and had a great cast.

What about Brian?- I LOVED this show..so annoying it didn’t last!

Big Shots-the same season as Cashmere Mafia..it was so funny and smart, I am not even sure it lasted the whole season!

October Road- now we will never know if he was the father…just plain mean.

Miss Match-the cutest show with Alicia Silverstone who can’t help herself from matchmaking.

CPW (Central Park West) a show about a modeling agency from the creater of Melrose Place. Mariel Hemingway was the star..this did not last long, but was juicy!

I didn’t list Lipstick Jungle and Dirty Sexy Money because I am probably the most upset that these two amazing shows, with plenty of fans, were not able to make it.
Am I missing any other shows???