5 Fall 2013 TV Shows to Watch For

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Back in May, I wrote about the 2013-2014 TV schedule, including several new shows that would be debuting in the fall. Well, it's now "the fall" (at least when it comes to the premiere of TV shows), which means there are even more new shows that will debut. When we will find the time to watch them?

Fox: Almost Human


Premiere date: Nov 4., 8 p.m. EST

140-character Twitter synopsis: Police officers are paired with human-like androids in this drama set 35 years in the future. Together, the unlikely duo investigate crimes.

Why I think it may do well: Explosions. Androids. Tough guys with a secret heart of gold. Emotions. J.J. Abrams. Yeah, this show will probably do just fine.

Other Fox Shows

  • Brooklyn Ninty-Nine: Single camera, ensemble comedy about jokster detective and serious boss. Creators for this show were involved in "Parks and Recreation," "The Office," and "30 Rock." Stars SNL's Andy Samberg.
  • Enlisted: Family comedy featuring the stories of three military brothers stationed on a small Florida army base, surrounded by misfits. Creators include "Scrubs," "South Park" credits.
  • Gang Related: "Gritty" drama about members of an elite gang task force who try to take down some of L.A.'s most notorious gangs. Stars actors from "The Wire" and "Lost."

ABC: Agents of Shield


Premiere date: Sept. 24, 8 p.m. EST

140-character Twitter synopsis: Congratulations, you've reached level 7 clearance with S.H.I.E.L.D.: Agent Coulson lives in this Marvel show.

Why I think it may do well: Given that "The Avengers" has set/tied for several movie records (including the fastest film to gross $1 billion), I think a solid fan base is already there. Add in beloved Agent Coulson, and you've got a likely success.

Other ABC Shows

  • Mixology: Boasts the tagline "One bar. One night. Ten single people."
  • The Goldbergs: Quirky family drama that channels an indie film. Set in the 1980s, it follows the middle child of this family.
  • Once Upon a Time In Wonderland: Set in Victorian England, Alice speaks of a strange land known only as "Wonderland." Tells the classic story of "Alice in Wonderland," as well as several other fairy tales.

NBC: The Blacklist


Premiere date: Sept. 23, 10 p.m. EST

140-character Twitter synopsis: World's most wanted criminal surrenders after years on the run -- with a catch. He wants to strike a deal and speak only with one agent..

Why I think it may do well: The trailer for the show channels the music of "Inception." That's good enough for me. Also, it involves James Spader as a super creepy criminal and what will likely evolve into an unlikely friendship between a young agent and a criminal mastermind.

Other NBC Shows

  • Dracula: It's the classic story of Dracula, who arrives in London and poses as an American businessman who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. Stars Jonathon Rhys Meyer.
  • Welcome to the Family: In this comedy, two families clash when their teenagers end up falling in love and having a baby.
  • Sean Saves the World: Sean must figure out how to be a good parent to his 14-year-old daughter, who just moved in.
  • CW: The 100


    Premiere date: Oct. 3, 9 p.m. EST

    140-character Twitter synopsis: Nuclear apocalypse causes humans to live in space. 97 years later, overcrowding sends 100 prisoners back to Earth to start new civilization.

    Why I think it may do well: The CW tends to really invest in their shows (just look at "Vampire Diaries" and "One Tree Hill") so I think they'll give this show time to develop. On top of that, it's capitalizing on the apocalypse theme which is kind of big these days.

    Other CW Shows

  • The Originals: Spin-off of "The Vampire Diaries," telling the story of the Original family in New Orleans.
  • Reign: This show, a historical fiction, follows 15-year-old Mary Queen of Scots and her rise to power.
  • Star-Crossed: Aliens have landed on Earth and, following imprisonment in an internment camp, are finally allowed to integrate. One group of 9 teen aliens are integrated into a suburban high school.
  • CBS: Crazy Ones


    Premiere date: Sept. 26, 9 p.m. EST

    140-character Twitter synopsis: Robin Williams.

    Why I think it may do well: Robin Williams.

    Other CBS Shows

  • Friends with Better Lives: A rom-com about six friends at various stages in their romantic lives. Some are married, divorced, newly engaged, and single, and they all wonder if their friends have it better.
  • Hostages: This drama features Toni Collette as a prominent surgeon who gets pulled into a political conspiracy. Her family is taken hostage and she must work with a rogue FBI agent to get them back.
  • Intelligence: Josh Holloway stars as the first human to ever be implanted with a chip that gives him access to the internet, WiFi, telephone, and satellite data.
  • Which ones are you looking forward to?

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    Mike said...

    I'm looking forward to Almost Human. Should be interesting to see how it develops.

    September 9, 2013 at 4:23 PM