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Fox

Comedy

Scream Queens, September 22, 2015, Tuesdays at 9

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: I don’t watch Ryan Murphy shows after Glee went downhill and this is from a person who went to Glee Live that such was my love for Glee.

Melissa: I don’t care WHO created this, there is NO WAY I won’t watch this crap. And it does look terrible. Niecy Nash AND Nasim Pedrad? Does Ryan Murphy read my twitter?

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: I think this is another anthology series (how many does that make) so I bet it lasts the season.

Melissa: One season, and then like Murphy’s The New Normal, it will be cancelled and I will be strangely upset even though I never really liked it.

Grandfathered, September 29, 2015, Tuesdays at 8

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: Dammit this looks cute. John Stamos is ridiculously charming and so is Paget Brewster.

Melissa: I have already mentioned my love of entertainment about people in the restaurant industry, but the cast is wonderfully diverse AND Paget Brewster is in it? HOLY CRAP.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: This has got to last the season right? Dads didn’t get cancelled until after it had a full season.

Melissa: Paget Brewster has starred in so many of my favorite cancelled-too-soon shows (Andy Richter Controls the Universe, The Trouble with Normal, etc.) that there is no hope for this one.

The Grinder, September 29, 2015, Tuesdays at 8:30

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: I’m going to watch this but I don’t think I will love it. I feel like I am already asking to many logic questions like, how will he be able to go to court when he does not want to go to law school or take the bar exam? Can he be second chair without those things to Fred Savage? Will Rob Lowe say “literally” a lot?

Melissa: Bbbbbbut Fred Savage was in Working, which I know I made Katie watch when we lived together. I loved it so much that I thought Paget Brewster may have been in it. I am so excited for this.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: This should last as long as Grandfathered.

Melissa: At least Paget Brewster isn’t in it!

Drama

Minority Report, September 21, 2015, Monday at 9

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: This is the only show I am legitimately excited about and have been since I first heard about it.  I heart Stark Sands (GEN KILL CAST 4EVS) and Meagan Good.

Melissa: Meagan Good is sooooo pretty and I like the premise, the costumes and the rest of the cast, so I will at least add it to the DVR.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: Probably super high because I am super excited about this one.

Melissa: Nick Zano is the male Paget Brewster (One Big Happy, which was kind of bad; guest star on ten million other shows, like Happy Endings, and his characters were never given larger storylines). My watching it will guarantee early cancellation (Ben & Kate), continual life on the bubble (Fringe) or quick fall into mediocrity (Sleepy Hollow).

Rosewood, September 23, 2015, Wednesday at 8

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: I am a sucker for a procedural, especially one with a hottie in it like Morris Chestnut. I doubt I’ll watch every episode but I bet I will at least watch the first couple.

Melissa: I think you all know by now that I am not the procedural lover in this friendship.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: Backstrom got shit ratings and it lasted the whole 13 episode season and then was cancelled, I give this 13 episodes with shitty ratings.

Melissa: Once American Idol comes back, this show is toast.

Midseason

Bordertown, TBA

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: This made Dr. Ken look good.

Melissa: A not-at-all-subtle, kind of racist cartoon from Seth McFarlane? NO THANKS. I did like the WNBA joke.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: It will most likely last forever like The Family Guy.

Melissa: I can’t see this getting cancelled in the next three years.

The Frankenstein Code, TBA

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: Part of me is like “you know you want to give this a try” and the other more rational part is like “don’t you dare DVR this piece of shit.”

Melissa: I haven’t heard of any of the people in this except noted character actor Philip Baker Hall. BLERG.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: I bet this tanks quickly and without much thought.

Melissa: I hope Philip Baker Hall is put into something better.

The Guide to Surviving Life, TBA

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: Did we need more shows about dudes who are in arrested development can’t we just have more episodes of Arrested Development.

Melissa: FOX what are you doing???? This makes me miss Traffic Light.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: It will probably get better ratings than New Girl and be on for the next ten years.

Melissa: Please, lord, I hope Katie is wrong.

Lucifer, TBA

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: This show looks terrible and yet I find this dude charming. Let’s hope when this is cancelled he will get a better gig.

Melissa: Don’t worry, Katie, he will be passed around through ten more shows like Alex O’Loughlin until he finds his Hawaii Five-O.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: Again I bet this tanks swiftly and with little fanfare.

Melissa: No one will remember this show except Alex O’Loughlin, because he is worried this guy has his audience cornered.

The X-Files, January 24, 2015

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: The best 18 seconds in both these TV posts.

Melissa: I think I am somewhere in season 2 of the original series and I am more invested in Mulder & Scully than I will be in six months in any of the other characters in this post.

Chances it will get cancelled

Nil as it’s a miniseries.

NBC

Comedy

Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, September 15, 2015, Tuesdays at 10

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: I don’t think I’m even going to try this. It’s not that I don’t think it will be good –I love NPH– I just don’t think I will like it.

Melissa: I did not like the Maya Rudolph variety show, so this genre is not my thing.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: I think NBC has shelled out a lot of money for this so I can see them tweaking it before cancelling it. Then again if it tanks in the ratings they might cancel it to save money.

Melissa: People will totally watch this.

Drama

Blindspot, September 21, 2015, Monday at 10

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: BLINDSPOT that’s the show with the tattooed lady AKA Sif from Thor! So this is 2015’s SCORPION. It looks trashy, fun, and like I won’t give a shit if I forget it’s on but will be super happy when I have nothing to watch and I find this gem on the DVR. This also stars Sullivan Stapleton the greatest named action hero ever —Strike Back 4EVA (I have watched so much Strike Back this weekend –RIP Strike Back)! I wonder if Sullivan’s character will get laid at least once on this show like on Strike Back? I have a feeling between this, Quantico, Limitless, and The Player (see below), I will no longer find the time to watch Scorpian which does not seem as fun as the 2015 crop of action procedurals. Also I think I may be a bigger fan of the action procedural than the crime procedural (I don’t even watch Bones anymore).

Melissa: What the fuck, Katie, is this the TV version of Memento? I did not like that movie and I definitely will not like this. Wow, I am cranky. I guess I just want more heartwarming dramas (Hart of Dixie, Ed) on TV. I am going to put all my hopes and dreams on Quantico because at least it interests me. Please don’t cancel Quantico, ABC.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: I hope this lasts the season but you never know what America is going to like, I would have thought Scorpion was going to tank but here we are heading into season 2. It is on after The Voice so I bet it lasts the season.

Melissa: Will last at least 1.5 seasons, when the network cancels it because the writers don’t know what to do anymore.

Heroes Reborn, September 24, 2015

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: I watched most of Heroes the first-go-round until it got so bad I just couldn’t anymore (and that says a lot seeing as I watch a lot of shit TV on purpose for pleasure). One of the things I hated most was Sendhil Ramamurthy as Mohinder, that guy is seriously the worst. I’m ignoring that Zachary Levi is on this show.

Melissa: I refuse to even watch this three-minute trailer.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: I think this is a limited 13 episode series so I don’t think it matters.

Melissa: WHATEVER.

The Player, September 24, 2015, Thursdays at 10

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: Dammit this stars the other dude from Strike Back (who also has an awesome name, Phillip Winchester –it’s like they were made for action), Wesley Snipes, and the woman who played Marianne in the BBC/PBS Sense and Sensibility which was fabulous. I think I’m going to have to add this to the DVR. It’s like the NBC battle of the Strike Back action stars.

Melissa: I would only watch this if it was the TV adaptation of the Robert Altman movie.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: This is on after The Blacklist so I bet it lasts the season.

Melissa: I hope it’s cancelled and NBC spends all its money licensing the songs to release Ed on DVD.

Chicago Med, November 17, 2015, Tuesdays at 10

Chicago Med is a spin-off of Chicago Fire and Chicago PD (next season Dick Wolf will introduce Chicago Parks Department and it will be headed up by a man who looks vaguely familiar named Jon Dawson and played by Nick Offerman).  It was supposed to be a midseason show but due to Melissa George’s pregnancy (she is the star of Heartbreaker –see below) it is starting in November but it doesn’t have a trailer yet (it did apparently have a backdoor pilot on one of the other Chicago shows). The only bright spot I can see is that it stars Oliver Platt, Yaya DaCosta, and S. Epatha Merkerson.

Midseason

NBC has a ton of midseason shows and has the worst youtube channel so finding previews was rough (again NBC is the worst when it comes to technology).

Coach, TBA

NBC is bringing back Coach because apparently they are big fans of Craig T. Nelson (if NBC was going to bring back a show from the 90’s it should have been Evening Shade with Burt Reynolds and Elisabeth Ashley).

Crowded, TBA

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: Carrie Preston is too fucking good for this family sitcom. Also I am done with “Happy.”

Melissa: SO IS MIRANDA COSGROVE.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: I bet this never makes it to air and Carrie Preston can be free to do something good –like a True Blood spin-off with Kristen Bauer Von Straten (Pam) and Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette) in which they use supernatural powers to solve crimes in Las Vegas.

Melissa: Miranda Cosgrove deserves better too. I would rather watch iCarly reruns than Crowded. America will agree with me.

Emerald City, TBA

Umm, I think this is about The Wizard of Oz.

The “event” series is a modern and dark reimagining of the classic tale of Oz that includes lethal warriors, competing kingdoms, and the infamous wizard as we’ve never seen him before. A headstrong 20-year-old Dorothy Gale is unwittingly sent on a journey that thrusts her into the center of an epic and bloody battle for the control of Oz. -From TVLine

Just what we need another “Event” series.

Game of Silence, TBA

I think this is a law show???

A successful Atlanta attorney’s long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear after 25 years. When a dark secret they thought they had buried resurfaces, the brotherhood bands together to right the wrongs of their shared past — a journey that will push the limits of their loyalty and quench their thirst for revenge. -From TVLine

Heartbreaker, TBA

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: If I watch ANY medical show it’s the one on CBS with Marsha Gay Harden for which I have already forgotten the name. It will not be this BLATANT Grey’s ripoff.

Melissa: Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy????????????????????????????????????????

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: I’m going to say because it just feels phony and like a carbon copy of Grey’s Anatomy that it will tank.

Melissa: I will head the letter-writing campaign to get it cancelled before it airs.

Hot and Bothered, TBA

I swear I saw a trailer of this when it was first announced and it was good. Basically Eva Longoria is a telenovela star and this sitcom is about the backstage shenanigans. The cast is great, you can see them here. This is a part Eva was born to play, if the writing is good this show could be fantastic.

Superstore, TBA

The return of America Ferrera and Ben Feldman to primetime and it’s a workplace comedy (MY FAVORITE) set in a big box store. I can’t fucking wait for this to premiere. I hope it is a hit and is on forever. [I would rather watch this than any of NBC’s other offerings. -M]

Truth be Told, TBA

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: This show is bad. SO BAD. It is trying to hard to be edgy. It reminds me a lot of Dads.

Melissa: Wow. Thirty-year-old sexist sitcom jokes wrapped up in a nice diverse package?

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: I hope this doesn’t ever see the light of day. It will probably last 10 seasons while Superstore tanks in two weeks and I cry.

Melissa: Remember how Dads effectively cancelled Enlisted? If Truth Be Told does the same to Superstore I’m moving to Canada.

You, Me and the End of the World, TBA

According to TVLine,

In this bold adrenaline-fueled new one-hour comedy drama, the news that a comet is on an unavoidable collision course with Earth sets in motion the most hilariously unexpected chain of events imaginable. Set against the backdrop of apocalyptic chaos, the story follows an eclectic group of seemingly unconnected characters around the world as their lives start to intersect in the most unexpected ways. When we say eclectic, we mean a rebellious priest, an unhinged white supremacist, a mild-mannered bank manager, a germ-phobic cyber-terrorist and an American five-star general. Some of these misfits are destined to make it to a bunker deep beneath the English suburbs of Slough and, as a result, will become the hugely unlikely (and totally unsuitable) future of mankind. Wouldn’t that be a disaster!

What’s really awesome about this is the cast: Rob Lowe, Megan Mullally, and Jenna Fischer. [Isn’t Rob Lowe in Grinder? Which will last? DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNN. -M]

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