New Fall TV in Review
The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly of Fall 2013
The number 1 new show of the season starring James Spader is The Blacklist. Former government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) has eluded capture for decades. But he suddenly surrenders to the FBI with an offer to help catch a terrorist under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone), a young FBI profiler who’s just barely out of Quantico. The Blacklist has received a full season order.
The dark horse, or should I say headless horse, of the fall TV season is Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. Set in the famous town of Sleepy Hollow Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time, from the Revolutionary War, to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Sleepy Hollow has received a full season pick-up plus a second season renewal.
Bringing the Disney-owned Marvel cinematic universe to the small screen is Disney-owned network ABC. After the Battle of New York, the world has changed. It now knows not only about the Avengers, but also the powerful menaces that require those superheroes and more to face them. In response, Phil Coulson of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division assembles an elite covert team to find and deal with these threats wherever they are found. With a world rapidly becoming more bizarre and dangerous than ever before as the supervillains arise, these agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are ready to take them on. Marvels Agents of Shield has received a full season pick-up.
Starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, this new CBS comedy takes on the advertising world and crazy people who create it. Follows Zach Cropper (James Wolk), a confident and charming copywriter at an ad agency run by Simon (Robin Williams) and his daughter, Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar).
Featuring the always funny Rebel Wilson, this comedy follows a group of cooky friends who never know what to do on Friday nights.
Only surviving thanks to the hottest show on television, The Big Bang Theory (CBS), the Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, and Beau Bridges comedy The Millers is a crappy comedy. A divorced reporter, looking forward to the single life, finds his parents’ marital problems cramping his style when his mother moves into his house.
Mom (CBS) – Mondays at 8:30pm
Starring Anna Farris and Allison Janney this comedy from funny man Chuck Lorre, creator of Two and Half Man and Big Bang Theory, follows the life of a single, teen pregnancy, mother who struggles with her teenage daughter and her son and life only gets worse when her alcoholic mother renters the family dynamic.
Featuring Saturday Night Live (NBC) funny man Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher this buddy-cop comedy has already been given a full season and the coveted after Super Bowl spot despite its poor ratings.
Welcome to the Family (NBC) – CANCELLED
Ironside (NBC) – CANCELLED
We Are Men (CBS) – CANCELLED