BJ’s Fall Television Preview
I'm a bit of a TV junkie, and a lot of the shows I watched were cancelled last season. This fall however, there are some promising new shows and some returning that I can't wait for. It's always nice to see that some new shows are on the way, not that the networks will allow them to last. I wish writers would take note of this and wrap things up in the first season just in case. The shows that are set to premiere this fall look very cool, so lets take a look.
One of the highest rated among critics of the upcoming fall TV season, Terra Nova is set in the distant future and the air quality of the Earth has humans on the brink of extinction. So scientists develop a way to travel back in time to a time when the earth at it's purest. Unfortunately it puts them right in the middle of the age of the dinosaurs, and they don't like company. It stars Stephen Lang as the leader of the colony, and it looks pretty badass to me.
The Playboy Club
Set in 1963 in the peak of the “playboy bunny” era, this show is going to bring some nostalgia and eye candy to the table. The show has been in development since 2009, and is finally going to premiere. It stars Amber Heard, who you would know from Pineapple Express and Zombieland.
A spinoff of “Bones”, this one looks like a cooky crime solver starring Geoff Stults who starred in “October Road”. From watching him on “Bones” it looks like it will take place primarily in Florida and Stults will use his odd crime solving ability to help with various things. It also stars Michael Clark Duncan.
Once Upon A Time
A unique look into the world of Fairy Tales. It takes characters from the children's stories and puts them into real life, only they don't know they are fairy tale characters. It's from the creators of “Lost” so you can imagine it will be a complete screw job for your mind.
Another one that's based loosely on fairy tales, but a bit more darker in theme. “Grimm” is based on the fact that the Brothers Grimm were real monster hunters and this guy, Dave Giuntoli, discovers he is a real life descendant of the Grimms. If you were a fan of the later seasons of “Buffy” and “Angel” then you'll love this because it's being produced by the same people. This one might not be for the kids, or anyone afraid of the dark.
A reboot to the series from the 1970's, it will star Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh and Rachel Taylor. I think the premis will be pretty much the same, but who doesn't like some hot chicks kicking ass? Plus it will give us a chance to look at Minka Kelly every week.
The New Girl
I'm a big fan of Zooey Deschnel and this new sitcom looks like it could actually be pretty good. Zooey plays a girl who recently breaks up with her boy friend and ends up moving in with 3 guys who help her get her spirits back up.
Another one on the way from executive producer JJ Abrams of “Lost” fame. This one looks very good. I love the way Abrams does his series'. There is always a bit of mystery surrounding them, with little parts of it solved, but not entirely. It brings back Jorge Garcia (Hurley “Lost”) and also stars Sam Neil (“Jurassic Park”). It was the highest rated among critics when they were previewing the new fall show, so I am excited.
The Walking Dead
This is one series returning that I am very excited about. It caught me off guard last year, and I think this second full season is going to be even better. It was the highest rated show on AMC ever, and it ended after just 6 episodes, so you know people are going to be back. This won't be on until October, but it looks like we won't have to wait for Halloween this time. It will be premiering on October 16.