We showed you the movies we’re looking forward to this fall, but hows about some TV?! With a whole slew of hopeful new pilots airing this month, we had to take the time to sort ’em out. Here are the shows we are looking forward to…
I. New Shows We Cannot Wait to Watch:
Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 9/8c
Glee makes me want to throw up my hands and sing and cry and cheer. Inspiration meets musical meets comedy, and I cannot wait for the season premiere! I don’t even care that “Don’t Stop Believin'” is gonna be stuck in my head for weeks on end. Hell yes.
Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 17 at 9:30/8:30c
Senor Chang included, Community has a pretty solid cast and has the makings of being a truly pee your pants funny show. Following a bunch of people you’d find at a community college, this is a fresh fall pilot and I hope it lives up to how funny some of the commercials are!
Bored To Death (HBO)
Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 20 at 9:30/8:30c
Jason Schwartzman and Zach Galifianakis (the guy that made The Hangover hilarious) and Ted Danson star in this new show that looks flipping WONDERFUL. Schwartzman plays a writer-cum-private detective who gets into shenanigans. Sold.
Modern Family (ABC)
Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c
Every season I make a decision to watch ONE new sitcom comedy as an ‘out on a limb’ bet, and this year it’s Modern Family (Community doesn’t count because it’s a safe bet). The dude from Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake and Al Bundy, plus the pretty funny – so far! – commercials are the reason I’m giving this comedy a shot.
Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 24 at 8/7c
Based on the Nebula Award winning book by Robert J. Sawyer, ABC’s new scifi thriller (to be paired with LOST) follows an ensemble cast of survivors. One day, a freak incident causes everyone on the planet to black out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds – except they haven’t ‘blacked out’, they’ve actually witnessed a glimpse of some unknown time in their futures. Following the disaster (for disaster it is, since 40 million souls die during the 2 minute blackout), the survivors try to piece together what they’ve seen, and why they’ve seen it. Starring the likes of Joseph Fiennes (lesser known brother of Ralph, you may remember him from Shakespeare In Love or Enemy at the Gates), John Cho (you know, Harold), and Penny!!! (from LOST), and written by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins), I’m hoping just as anxiously as ABC execs that Flash Forward will be able to fill LOST’s shoes.
Premieres: Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 8/7c
JULIEEEEET!!!!!!! My beautiful, luminescent Elizabeth Mitchell makes this a no brainer watch for me (the lovely Ms. Mitchell is at the top of my girl crush list). And then, when I actually heard about the plot of the show, I was even more on board. Yeah, it’s kinda Independence Day meets “To Serve Man” of The Twilight Zone…but I love all of those things. So, I’m in. Apparently it’s a reboot of the 1983 show of the same title, which I’ll have to find online somewhere.
My only concern about V is – does this mean Juliet is really dead on LOST?!?!?!? *sobs* NOOOOOO!!!!!
Human Target (Fox)
Premieres: Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 8/7c
Based on the DC comics of the same title, Fox is giving Human Target another chance at a series (it fizzled out in 1992 on ABC). Mark Valley plays the lead as Christopher Chance, and he seems to be a damn good fit (if you ask me). Jackie Earle Haley as Guerrero is another keeper (anyone that can do what he did for Rorschach is a baller), and Chi McBride rounds out the solid cast. I’m hopeful for this one, especially since girl crush #2 Trish Helfer makes an appearance in the pilot.
Premieres: Friday, January 22, 2010 at 9 pm
So, the miniseries pilot wasn’t totally awesome, but BSG has left a hole in my heart and TV lineup and I need to fill it any way I can. Personally, I’m more excited for Battlestar Galactica: The Plan…but more on that later.
Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Premieres: Friday, January 22, 2010 at 10 pm
I cannot really tell if this is going to be crap or if it’s gonna be good. It stars Lucy Lawless (girl crush #3), which is a good sign, but it looks like some highly stylized crappy ripoff of 300 and Gladiator…still, I’m gonna give this a try.
II. Shows We CANNOT WAIT to Welcome Back:
Premieres: Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 9/8c
Yes. Cannot wait. The Office will be back in full swing! Pam and Jim are having a baby! Michael is up to his usual shenanigans, and hopefully we will be getting much more Holly. Seriously, cannot wait.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Premieres: Thursday September 17, 2009, at 10/9c
If you don’t watch Sunny, you need to get on it. NOW. This is one of the funniest, most wrong shows on TV. One of my absolute favorites and I cannot wait to see what hilarity this new season brings. Really. WATCH IT.
Premieres: Monday September 21, 2009 at 8/7c
House is back and freaking insane. Well, in the mental house. I cannot wait to see what happens in this season…finally, we’re seeing the ramifications for House’s…well, House-ness. And I want real House and Cuddy sex. Please.
Premieres: Monday September 21, 2009 at 10/9c
Woohoo! Richard Castle is baaaaaaack, saved from the dust of cancellation. And thank goodness – this show is like the perfect combination for Ana and I. An author, played by the one and only Nathan Fillion, accompanies beautiful but damaged Detective Kate Beckett with the NYPD on “research” for his next novel heroine who he’s basing off Kate, Nikki Heat. He’s charming and quirky and all Nathan Fillion-y, and Stana Katic is wonderful as the brass balled chick detective. The writing is solid, the chemistry between these two is fabulous. I cannot freaking wait.
Premieres: Sunday Sep 27, at 9/8c
Dexter Morgan is back – and now he’s married and a new father of three children. And he still needs to find time to kill people. Dex is probably both Ana’s and my favorite character on TV (behind Sawyer from LOST of course). It’s not creepy that Michael C. Hall is on The List, now is it? Simply put, Dexter rules. It’s made of awesome. Smart, thrilling, bloody, funny, terrifying…it’s everything you want in a TV show. AND this season, John Lithgow is Dexter’s foil as a notorious serial killer known as The Trinity Killer. Hell. YES.
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (SyFy)
Premieres: (on DVD) October 27, 2009
Only one of the best scifi shows on television EVER, back for a look at the cylon side of the human apocalypse. I cannot wait.
Premieres: Early 2010
From Comic Con:
Duh. Obviously Ana and I are looking forward to LOST’s final season more than any other show on TV. *sniffles* I’m actually getting a little choked up considering this is going to be IT for my current favorite show. Guh. And I’m really desperately trying to avoid spoilers. Trying.
III. Shows That Look So Stupid They Merit Preemptive Mockage
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
Seriously? LL Cool J and freaking Chris O’Donnell. This is just sad. What’s even sadder is that the show will probably be successful (because we need ANOTHER cop show on tv). Real original.
The Forgotten (ABC)
Because Christian Slater needs another show since My Own Worst Enemy worked out so great for him. AND it’s Jerry Bruckheimer produced. Win. *snorts*
Vampire Diaries (CW)
Poor Ian Somerhalder. After being killed off as Boone in LOST, I haven’t really seen much of him…and now this. I’m sure it’ll be a hit and all what with the Twilighter drones, but it looks ridiculous. But that’s the CW’s bread and butter, right?
Expedition: Great White (NatGeo)
LOLOLOLOLOL Paul Walker talks about science LOLOLOLOLOL
And those are our picks!!! What are you looking forward to this fall (and beyond)?