29 Jul 2013

10 New TV Shows to Check Out This Fall (2013)

In the last few weeks, most of the TV channels announced their respective show lineups for this fall. While many favorites are on their way back — who doesn’t want another year of The Big Bang Theory? And one of the best show’s final season is set to kick of (a.k.a. – Breaking Bad). There are also brand new shows to entertain come September. I’ve picked out the 10 series to keep your eyes on.

1. Sleepy Hollow
The series is considered a "modern-day retelling" of the 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving. With a time-travel conspiracy element that brings Crane and the Horseman to the modern day and then sends them on a trip across the country to uncover hidden clues left in patriotic locations in order to defeat each other, this show could end up becoming a crowd favorite.
Premiere: September 16, 2013 on FOX

2. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D almost feels like the fantasy of a network looking for a sure-fire hit. The director of one of the most successful superhero movie ever (The Avengers), writing and directing the pilot for an all-new original spin-off from that movie? It’s hard to imagine that anyone truly believed that ABC wouldn’t pick up Joss Whedon’s Avengers offshoot from the moment it was announced. Add in the return of Clark Gregg as the apparently-not-deceased Agent Phil Coulson, and the question isn’t whether the show will be a hit, but just how big a hit the show will be.
Premiere: September 24, 2013 on ABC

3. Almost Human

With Alcatraz and Undercovers being cancelled early on. Its high time JJ Abrams delivers his magic on the small screen. Will Almost Human, the new science fiction series about a cop working with a robotic partner who might be more alive than he is be that series, only time will tell. Abrams also brings along some of his Star Trek partners: Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy) playing the lead character, while Star Trek writers (and Fringe co-creators) Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman serve as fellow executive producers alongside Abrams. Could this be the weekly sci-fi summer blockbuster that we’ve been waiting for?
Premiere: November 4, 2013 on FOX

4. The 100

Nearly a century after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, a spaceship sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing. Based on the forthcoming Kass Morgan book of the same name.
Premiere: TBA (midseason) on CW

5. The Goldbergs

I’ll admit, I did not know of this show before I started writing the article. But, Goldbergs has two things going for it. Firstly, the show has amazing buzz from those who’ve actually seen the pilot. Secondly, it’s a quasi-autobiographical show created by Adam Goldberg, the man behind Fanboys, Breaking In and How to Train A Dragon, which means it’s unlikely to be dull.
Premiere: September 24, 2013 on ABC

6. The Blacklist

The world's most wanted criminal (James Spader) mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition: He will only work with a newly minted FBI agent (Megan Boone) with whom he appears to have no connection.
Premiere: September 23, 2013 on NBC

7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

With FOX’s recent success in the comedy genre, the show looks to do it once again. If the idea of Samberg as a laid back detective who has to deal with a hard-ass new boss doesn’t immediately appeal, perhaps the strength of the cast (the show also includes The Expendables‘ Terry Crews and Chelsea Peretti and Homicide: Life on the Street’s Andre Braugher) will.
Premiere: September 17, 2013 on FOX

8. The Tomorrow People

A remake of a relatively-obscure British children’s show from the 1970s, The Tomorrow People gives the CW a science-fiction teen drama. As the next generation of humanity — spoilers, they have telepathic powers! And finds themselves under investigation and persecution from “The Man”
Premiere: October 9, 2013 on CW

9. Dracula

The name itself tells what the show is all about. Only the fact that it has “The producers of Downton Abbey take on the Dracula story”, and the addition of The Tudors‘ Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Vlad himself (alongside Merlin‘s Katie McGrath as his true love, Mina) makes me put this show on the list.
Premiere: October 25, 2013 on NBC

10. Low Winter Sun

With Low Winter Sun, AMC is bringing a UK based drama into Detroit. It involves two cops who commit a crime, only then be tasked with investigating that crime, in the process attempting to make sure no one finds out they are in fact the criminals being hunted.
Premiere: August 11, 2013 on AMC

So which show are you most interested in? Let me know in the comments below.

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