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Fall TV Show Season 2011
The new fall TV season is starting and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m a TV addict, a couch potato. From Drama to Comedy to Sci-Fi, I love it all! Summer programming just doesn’t offer the value of entertainment that I crave in my life. All summer long I’ve been waiting to find out what happens next on my favorite TV dramas. I need to know who is joining the cast of my favorite shows and which cast members are not returning. And most importantly, since I’m addicted to everything that has to do with television, I need to watch all the shows that the new fall season has to offer. And from what I see, this season will not disappoint. I will name a few of the new Fall TV shows (the ones I found more interesting) and tell you when you can tune in so that you can enjoy them as much as I will.
Ringer: Sept.13 @ 9:00 PM on The CW
What’s better than a TV show with Sarah Michelle Gellar of Buffy fame? A TV show with 2 Sarah Michelle Gellars! In Ringer, she plays twin sisters who live opposite lives, Siobhan is living a wealthy lifestyle and Bridget is a recovering alcoholic. The sisters haven’t been on speaking terms for a while until Bridget shows up on Siobhan’s doorstep after witnessing a murder. While the sisters are reconciling, Siobhan mysteriously disappears, which leads to Bridget taking over her sister’s life. But Bridget soon finds out that her sister’s seemingly perfect life is full of dark secrets.I don’t know if im being biased because I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer so much, but this show, although a little clichéd, definitely caught my eye and I’m willing to give it a try to so should you.
The Secret Circle: Sept. 15 @ 9:00 PM on The CW
This show is based on the trilogy by the same name written by L.J. Smith, writer of The Vampire Diaries.I don’t know what to think about this show, but if it’s anything like The Vampire Diaries it’ll definitely be worth watching. The show centers on the life of teenager Cassie who moves back to the town where her mother grew up, after she is tragically killed in a house fire. When she gets to the fictional town of Chance Harbor, she is befriended by some interesting characters who tell her that she is a witch. They reveal that she comes from one of the families of the Secret Circle, a coven of witches that need her in order for them to reach full potential. She barely has enough time to get over the fact the she is a witch, when she discovers that the Circle is hiding secrets, including the fact that maybe her mother’s death wasn’t an accident. Ohhh mystery… Love it!
2 Broke Girls: Sept. 19 @ 8:30 PM on CBS
The title says it all. It’s a sitcom about 2 broke girls working at a diner. Max, who comes from a working class family, has been waitressing all her life and the restaurant where she works at has just hired a new waitress. Caroline just recently became homeless, has no possession other than one suitcase (and a horse?!?!) and did I mention that she is the daughter of a business mogul who just lost everything and as a result so has she. The unlikely pair become roommates and wackiness ensues. What excites me about this show is that Max is played by Kat Dennings who is known for her dry humor. I really hope that the contradictory relationship between sarcastic Max and spoiled Caroline is strong enough to set this show apart. Otherwise, this show will be like every other sitcom and you can feel free to skip it.
New Girl: Sept. 20 @ 9:00 PM on FOX
Now this show I’m really excited about. Zooey Deschanel from (500) Days of Summer plays Jessica who just recently found out that her model boyfriend was cheating on her. While her life comes crashing down, she is forced to find a new place to live, and she finds it in the apartment of 3 single guys, who decide to let her move in because she has many girl friends who are models. After letting her move in, the guys soon realize what a terrible mistake they have done. For you see, Jessica, although beautiful, is really, really weird. She doesn’t act like other girls, she’s brutally honest and she never says the right thing, she doesn’t act appropriately, and wait for it, she is constantly singing to herself. Yes you heard me. She even has her own theme song and sings as if no one is around. I’m excited for this show because I love Zooey Deschanel and because I love weird! I am a weirdo myself. So you should definitely see and support this show. I totally will!!!
Pan Am: Sept. 25 @ 10:00 PM on ABC
Pan Am takes us back to the 60s where a flight attendant was called a stewardess and where being part of the Pan Am family was the latest trend. This show seriously looks like the TV version of Spielberg’s Catch me if you Can, except without the super hunky Leo DiCaprio. The show has the usual the love stories that we wholeheartedly expect from an ABC drama, but from what I gather this show has more than meets the eye. This show seems to have everything, stewardesses hooking up with pilots, a lot of Frank Sinatra music and as an added bonus, stewardesses going undercover as spies. It seems like the show is riding the coattails of the mega successful Mad Men, but who cares! If it’s good, it’s good. I for one cannot wait to find out.
Terra Nova: Sept. 26 @ 8:00 PM on FOX
I love love love science fiction! Most especially stories about the end of the world! In the year 2149, Earth has become uninhabitable because of poor air quality and overpopulation, so a time machine was developed to take humans back 85 million years to prehistoric era where the world is roaming with humongous dinosaurs! The show will show us how humans will try to rebuild civilization in a world ruled by the wild, and will show us super cool dinosaurs along the way! Terra Nova is like a cross between Avatar and Jurassic Park. So, if you like any of these movies you’ll probably love this show. Hopefully Terra Nova will be exciting and full of drama. But most importantly, I hope the show concentrates more on the characters than on the dinosaurs (although a few fights between T-Rexes wouldn’t be so bad!).
Suburgatory: Sept. 28 @ 8:30 PM on ABC
A play on the words Suburbs and Purgatory (obviously), Suburgatory is a show about a girl who is forced to move to the suburbs after her father decides that they need a better life that the one they had in Manhattan.Once they move, Tessa is introduced to Dalia who shows her around the new hell she’ll be residing in. Tessa will have to endure the all-up-in-your-business neighbors who bring over casseroles, the overly stereotyped high schoolers who will make her life miserable, and even the plastic cougar moms who are all over her dad. This show looks super funny and a lot of fun! I’ll definitely be watching.
American Horror Story: Oct. 5 on FX
Other than the fact that a family moves into haunted house, I honestly have no idea what this show will be about. Not much is known about this show except that it comes from the minds Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck, the creators of Nip/Tuck and Glee. If you are somebody who easily gets scared, you should not watch this show or you will not be able to sleep at night. The show looks super super scary, ghosts running the hallways, weird sounds coming from the attic scary. Even though not much is known about the plot, by the time you watch the trailer you would not care. It looks amazing and a sure way to make your hair stand on end. YAY!
Premiere dates of some of my favorite returning shows:
Parenthood: Sept. 13 @ 10:00 PM on NBC
Modern Family: Sept. 21 @ 9:00 PM on ABC
Fringe: Sept. 23 @ 9:00 PM on FOX
The Vampire Diaries: Sept. 15 @ 9:00 PM on The CW
The Big Bang Theory: Sept. 22 @ 8:00 PM on CBS
Psych: Oct. 12 @ 9:00 PM on USA
How I Met Your Mother: Sept. 19 @ 8:00 PM on CBS
Community: Sept. 22 @ 8:00 PM on NBC
Walking Dead: Oct. 16 @ 9:00 PM on AMC
Castle: Sept. 19 @10:00 PM on ABC
Parks and Recreation: Sept. 22 @ 8:30 PM on NBC
Chuck: Oct. 21 @ 9:00 PM on NBC
Glee: Sept. 20 @ 8:00 PM on FOX
The Office: Sept. 22 @ 9:00 PM on NBC
Bones: Nov. 3 @ 9:00 PM on FOX