Let’s be honest. I watch a whole lot of TV. It’s probably my greatest vice and guilty pleasure. I’ve pretty much always watched a lot of TV. Growing up, my parents let me watch TV while I did my homework (I got good grades so they couldn’t really argue) and stay up on school nights to catch that 10pm time slot (here in Texas they are at 9pm, which is nice!).
And now that there are things like DVR (which we don’t have), services like On-Demand and Hulu Plus, and show episodes on the network sites, you never have to miss a thing!
This week, the new seasons premiere. Fox premiered their shows last week because they like to be all ahead of things.
Here are the 5 new TV shows to check out:
Red Band Society – I caught the pilot of this show on Hulu Plus and I think it has some promise. The show is set in a hospital where kids and teens are living there due to their illnesses, ranging from cancer to eating disorders to chronic diseases. It’s narrated by a boy who is in a coma. It features Octavia Spencer (Minnie from the movie, The Help) as Nurse Jackson and Dave Annable (from Brothers & Sisters) as Dr. McAndrew, as well as a whole host of new teen actors. I think it definitely has potential. Red Band Society is on Wednesdays at 9/8c on FOX.
How to Get Away with Murder – I’m a big Shonda Rhimes fan, so I’m excited that Thursdays on ABC will essentially be Shonda Rhimes Thursdays. I started watching Grey’s Anatomy a decade ago (gosh that makes me feel old!), I watched Private Practice when it was on, and I’ve loved Scandal (even though I feel like shaking Olivia Pope for her choices!), and well, it seems like Shonda is a hitmaker. So, I’m super excited about How to Get Away with Murder, starring Viola Davis (Aibileen from the movie, The Help). I only know it’s about a crimonology class and I’m super intrigued about it. I can’t wait for Thursday! How to Get Away with Murder is on Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC.
The Mysteries of Laura – I’m a Debra Messing fan. I loved her on Will & Grace back in the day and I thought she was pretty good on the short-lived Smash from a few years ago. I caught a sneak preview of The Mysteries of Laura on Hulu Plus, and the show is pretty good. It’s like a happy medium between crime drama with comedic elements. Debra Messing plays Detective Laura Diamond with the NYPD, juggling her pending divorce and twin boy pre-schoolers. This show making it is going to depend on the reviews. I enjoyed it, but I would guess that it could go either way. Hopefully it at least stays around for the first 13 episodes. TV Networks are SO FAST to drop shows, even the promising ones. Mysteries of Laura is on Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.
Madam Secretary – I love a good show that based in the White House. I’m a huge fan of House of Cards (though it makes me slightly depressed if it’s at all an accurate representation of our government!). I’m definitely going to check out Madame Secretary. I believe the premise is that actress Tea Leoni, is chosen as the next Secretary of State by the President, and everything that comes with the new role. I’d be naive to say that this doesn’t look like a nod to the former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, but of course played out in a whole new way. It should be pretty interesting to watch, especially with today’s political climate, and if any of that is reflected in the show. Madam Secretary is on Sundays at 8/7c on CBS.
Stalker – Two of my favorite crime dramas are Criminal Minds and Law & Order: SVU. Actually, I could watch either show all day, every day. What that says about me, I’m not sure, but I’m a fan of these crime shows. CBS is releasing a new crime drama called Stalker, produced by Kevin Williamson of the Scream movie series. The show stars Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott as the detectives investigating stalking cases as part of the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD. Based on the trailer, it seems to have just enough creepiness to keep it interesting. I’ll for sure be checking this show out. Stalker is on Wednesdays at 10/9c on CBS.
These are my picks of the list of new shows premiering this Fall.
What shows will you be checking out?
Next time, I’ll share the TV shows I’m most looking forward to returning!