These "New" Shows Might Be On The Horizon For Our Television Viewing In 2013
There Are Three
major companies that not you, "I", or anyone, can ever catch off-guard. These three super-powerful companies are always on the look-out for new ideas. Always thinking. Always "burning the midnight oil." These three companies are ever-vigilant to insure that one, or all three companies secure the billions of advertising dollars floating around in a "supposedly" bad economy that they can make from a parade of new areas of television entertainment.
I am talking about ABC, CBS and yes, our buddies over at NBC. These "television giants" actually control the highest-percentage of television ad revenue among the noted television networks including SyFy, TNT, REELZ, Audience Network and The Discovery Channel. And it takes hard, back-breaking, "by the sweat of the brow," work by the creative powers of each network who are responsible for shows that will capture and hold the millions of television viewers' attention for more than 25 minutes. I admire that in these companies for they all have our television entertainment at heart.
And talk about new shows. Take a look at what might be the "new shows" that these major networks have on the drawing board for 2013. You are going to be shocked. Take my word for it.
bids CBS and NCIS farewell and opts to take on a brand-new role as that of "Larry Porter," an almost-washed-up magician who now depends on the compassion of parents whose children want him to entertain as their "birthday magician." "Porter," a former New York City detective, does children's birthdays as a cover to investigate solid leads that normal police detectives always overlook. Mentored by his wealthy best friend, Paul Rubin of "Pee Wee Herman" fame, who also owns a chain of amusement parks, "Porter" takes on the cases that even the toughest New York City undercover guys turn down. Harmon's show is "Magic Man," and will run on Tuesday nights on NBC to run against Harmon's former show, NCIS.
MARK WALHBERG AND BROTHER, DONNIE WAHLBERG
will team-up as travelling gymnastics trainers for local high school gymnastics students who want to be in the Olympics, but there is one twist. The Wahlbergs, Donnie will play, "Jason Samuels," and Mark will play, "Jessie Dupree," both undercover C.I.A. operatives in search of high-ranking terrorist cells in the United States. You might take note that this is not your garden-variety spy versus spy show. This show mixes today's headlines with real-life problems and some of their show named, "Two Spies," do not have storybook endings. In the pilot episode, Donnie, "Jason Samuels," is gunned-down from behind by a female terrorist who is an expert at using an AK-47. Of course, "Jason" lives, but this event causes him to have a dark, bitter streak against the C.I.A. for putting him and his pal, "Jessie," in harm's way. ABC will be the stage for "Two Spies," and the powers-that-be at ABC are going "all-in" on this blockbuster spy show.
whose sultry, pouty looks have made millions of fans happy, takes on the role of an international adventurer named, "Sissy McClure," whose family is super-wealthy and wanted "Sissy," to attend Princeton and later become the CEO of her dad's world-wide enterprises. "Sissy," is not your average "tom boy," but puts her training (her dad made her take as a teenager girl) in Kung Fu, Judo and Karate, to good use against evildoers who would dare inflict injury on the innocent. The show is named, "Sissy," and pits Alba working as a free lance writer who is a "plant" for the Black Ops community to locate and secure information that will lead to the down-throw of evil tyrants in foreign countries. CBS will run "Sissy" on Friday nights before Blue Bloods.
JACLYN SMITH AND EVA MENDEZ
travel the world in a weekly-adventure show entitled, "My Mother, The Pin-Up," and it's a mixture of comedy and serious adventure as Jaclyn Smith of "Charlie's Angel" and her own clothing line fame, stars as "Suzie Eastman," who has just inherited ten billion dollars from her family's rubber plantation estate in Columbia, plus a few million from her days as a pin-up for leading men's magazines, travels the world in search of adventure and some sideline-love affairs with the world's most successful men who deal in diamonds, oil and cattle. Eva Mendez co-stars as, "Maria Rodriguez," "Suzie's" long-lost baby sister that her family never told her about. The roles are switched for this ABC series. Smith plays the sometimes-shady and alluring female out for love while Mendez plays the caretaker for her mom who she is just getting to know. Audiences will eat this show alive. Or at least that is what ABC hopes.
makes a television comeback as "Bro. Jim," a retired Los Angeles inner-city preacher who loves to give misguided youth the positive choices they need to make a life for themselves. The show is called, "Old Dog," and television viewers will love this twist. "Bro. Jim," is, you guessed it, a former Vietnam War special forces member who is called upon by innocent citizens who are living in fear of "the mob," modern-day terrorists and even a few black mailers. "Bro. Jim," works alone as was his style in the special forces. What throws the criminals off is "Bro. Jim's" age, 82. But he can still fight with the best of them and does not carry a gun. NBC might run "Old Dog" on Wednesday nights to let it develop into a show. And as an added shocker, Jason "George Castanza" Alexander co-stars as "Bro. Jim's" neighbor, "Harvey Wilks," a retired postal worker who spends the day playing ROOK with "Bro. Jim."
leaves the Food Network behind and takes on prime time television in her own show, "Cookin' with Honey," where she plays a severely-independent, outspoken, empowered young woman of today named, "Honey Bea," (catchy name), who takes on private assignments from troubled parents who want their sons and daughters to learn the fundamentals of housekeeping, cooking and managing a family budget. This is far from Ray's weekly "Eats with Rachel Ray," on the Food Network, for Ray's character, "Honey," travels alone in her own leer jet and dressed like she is in this photo because she can, will make for interesting dialogue such as: TROUBLED MOM: I want to show you what I want for my son in the kitchen. HONEY: Who's doing this gig, me or you? If it's you, your son is doomed. If me, then get outta here!" "Honey" does have her best friend, "Jimmy "Jim" Marshall," a retired NFL quarterback who travels with her and manages her travel plans. TNT Network hopes that Rachel's show will show as much success as "In Plain Sight."
of "Quantum Leap" years ago on NBC, stars in "Sensitive Soul," a show about a man who doesn't believe in violence, but in called-in by major police units across the world as a "sensitive negotiator," in hostage situations. Bakula's role, "Donnie Starr," has a Ph.D, a Masters Degree in Sociology, Criminal Profling and other gifts that enable him to talk any criminal who is holding innocent people hostage into a peaceful surrender without firing a single shot. CBS might use this show on Tuesday nights after the New NCIS without Mark Harmon.
Country Music stud and husband of Faith Hill, embarks on a new role as that of "Bull Cason," a five-time Professional Bullrider Champion who is bored with his life of retirement, bachelorhood and massive wealth. "Bull," travels the United States in disguise as that of a cattle auctioneer who is really sniffing-out dangerous bullies who terrorize our nation's youth. ABC pits this show, "Bring It," against Simon Baker's The Mentalist on Thursday nights. Sometimes, "Bull," in a quiet, sensitive moment, after a bully has been dealt-with, gets on his motel room phone and sings to his girlfriend, "Sally Jo," aka/ Faith Hill, back in Houston, Texas. McGraw is a natural for the role of "Bull Cason," and someday soon, we might all enjoy this show's debut.
WILL SASSO AND WILL FERREL
co-star in, "Will I!" a show based on the formula established by William Sanderson and his "brothers" on the old Newhart Show. "I'm Larry. This is my brother, Daryl. My other brother, Daryl," and it paid big dividends on the comedy side of the show. Sasso plays "Juke Bonner," and Ferrrel plays "Amos Grimes," two successful businessmen wannabe's whose various schemes for sudden-success always flop. "Will I!" has these two show business vet's taking on every task they are offered--anywhere, anytime for a nominal fee and always getting into compromising and hilarious situations. NBC might run this show on Friday nights opposite CBS' Blue Bloods.
OTHER CHANGES IN ESTABLISHED SHOWS WE MIGHT SEE ARE . . .
GARY SINESE as "Mack Taylor," in CIS, New York, discovers in one show this fall that he does have a sense of humor and begins cracking jokes and firing-off one-liners as his CIS team are shocked at this new side of Taylor.
ALEX O'LOUGHLIN as "Steve McGarret," on CBS' Hawaii Five-O, gets too high and mighty and has a Navy Seal training flash-back causing him to undergo several shows of therapy allowing "Danny" (Scott Caan), his underling and inferior co-star, to take more of a position of leadership while "McGarret" heals in a naval hospital somewhere in Hawaii.
CBS' PRIME TIME MYSTERY on Saturday nights, actually airs cases about other crimes besides a wife murdering her flirty husband and a jealous hubby murdering his hot wife along with their team of prize race horses.
CBS EVENING NEWS with Scott Pelley, finally opens its eyes and replaces Pelley with an anchor person who HAS a personality.
PBS will possibly air documentaries about real people doing real things instead of documentaries such as, "I Was a Teenage Saxophonist," "Fun Running From Grizzly Bears," and other shows that could act as sleep-aids if one couldn't afford Sominex.
And with this hub being finished. My job is done. Time for some fresh, black coffee, some decent television and a long nap.
NOTE: If any of you are related to anyone at any of the television networks mentioned in this hub, feel free to contact them for I WILL sell these ideas for new shows and not charge them an arm and a leg. And I will give you credit at the top of the hub where I talk about "me" selling ideas for shows and now able to buy groceries.