by Mariana Morales
It’s hard to believe that the summer’s almost over and fall is just around the corner. Back to school shopping and back to the same routine.
But don’t worry! There are lots of brand new shows coming this fall for your viewing pleasure. From thrillers, to game shows, dramas, and talk shows; whatever your tastes are, there’s probably a show for you.
Free Agents, a romantic comedy, is about finding love when the first time didn’t work out so well. Hank Azaria (plays many voices in The Simpsons), stars as a newly divorced man trying to live his life as best as he can. His co-worker starring Kathryn Hahn, is a widow of her recently deceased fiancé and drinks a little too much to handle with her situation. It’s only a matter of time before these two struggling people find each other, and face the awkwardness after. Premieres September 14 at 10:30pm on NBC.
For those of you who love the fantasy side of things, Grimm is about Detective Nick Burkhardt seeing things that are unusual like trolls and supernatural creatures. He finds out he’s a descendent of a group that stops these creatures and so his adventure sets out.
Up All Night might attract some moms and dads. The show is about
a couple and how life changes once a baby comes into their lives. Reagan Brinkley, played by Christina Applegate, is a hard-working career woman who returns to work with the support of her stay-at-home husband, Chris, who is played by Will Arnett. Watch as their lives change with the full-time job of a new baby.
Showtime has two new shows that look promising: House Of Lies and Homeland. House of Lies is a half-hour dramedy starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell. The show revolves around Marty (Cheadle), a very successful, cutthroat management consultant who’s willing to use any means necessary to satisfy a client’s demands.
Homeland is a psychological thriller starring Claire Danes as a CIA officer, who’s said to be “battling her own demons” while investigating the rescue of a soldier (Life’s Damian Lewis) that she believes was just a set-up connected to a terrorist plot. Homeland premieres October 2, 10pm and we have to wait for House of Lies which premieres in January.
HBO has a new series coming out starring Laura Dern called Enlightened. Blending comedy and drama, the show focuses on a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening after a meltdown. Though determined to live a more enlightened existence, the former career executive finds her new lifestyle wreaks havoc both at home and at work. Premieres October 10 at 9:30pm.
Sarah Michelle Gellar is back on TV starring in Ringer on CW, which premieres September 13. In one of her multiple roles, she plays Bridget, a stripper and drug addict who strikes a deal to testify against the bad guy but ends up running. She meets up with her twin sister, Siobhan. So for Gellar – meaning Buffy fans – seeing her in not one, but two roles on the new show will definitely please.
Prime Suspect is a new show starring Maria Bello, who has big shoes to fill – Helen Mirren played the role in the U.K. between 1991 and 2006. The crime drama show has been redeveloped for American audiences by writer Alexandra Cunningham (Desperate Housewives, NYPD Blue) and director Peter Berg. Bello’s Timoney is a newly-transferred New York City homicide detective having to deal with being the new woman in a male-dominated department.
Tim Allen returns to ABC with Last Man Standing. Mike Baxter is the marketing director for an iconic outdoor sporting goods store. At home, he’s the odd man out in a home that is dominated by women — namely his wife, Vanessa (Nancy Travis) and their three daughters. After being a stay-at-home mom for years, Vanessa goes back to work which means Mike has to be more of a hands-on parenting than ever before. The show premieres October 11 at 8:00pm.
Some other new shows that look promising include Whitney, a comedy about a happy unmarried couple. The Playboy Club set in the ‘60s follows characters in a club in Chicago with entertainers, and the biggest mobsters.
Which new show are you looking forward to watching?
Mariana Morales is a full-time student at Conestoga College studying Print Journalism. She enjoys photography and is a volunteer at the Snap KW newspaper. What makes her different? She loves video games. In her spare time, she writes articles for a gaming website called Hooked Gamers. She hopes one day to work in the video game industry. Follow her on Twitter.