It’s that time of year again! The fall television schedule is right around the corner and, as always, the networks have a lineup of many new programs to accompany our returning favorites.
This is week three, and we’re still introducing more of the new television programs this fall. Some of the series have promise, while others may flop – but, regardless, we’ll tune in to check them out!
Today, it’s time for even more new comedy, plus a new sci-fi program and horror series!
Terra Nova – FOX
Fox joins the science fiction revolution with Terra Nova, a story that follows a family’s journey back in time to pre-historic days searching for answers to protect the human race in 2149. The land seems perfect, except for a few life threatening downfalls –dinosaurs and renegades known as the Sixers.
Terra Nova stars Jason O’Mara (Life on Mars) as Jim Shannon, the family’s patriarch and sheriff of the Terra Nova colony, and Stephen Lang (Gods and Generals, Avatar) as Commander Nathaniel Taylor, the leader of Terra Nova.
Other notables: Steven Spielberg serves as an executive producer along with other members of the 24, Falling Skies, and Fringe teams.
Terra Nova premieres Monday, September 26th.
Suburgatory – ABC
Suburgatory follows single dad George Altman (Jeremy Sisto, Law & Order and Clueless) as he relocates with his teenage daughter, Tessa, from New York City to a suburban neighborhood. Tessa immediately feels that her father has moved her into another dimension with all of the seemingly perfect families, and is mortified by the perky mothers and plastic surgery obsessed teenage girls.
Will George and Tessa survive their life inside their very own suburban purgatory?
Other notables: Suburgatory also stars Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Dallas Royce (perfect rich suburban mom name, right?), Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Dollhouse), and Saturday Night Live alums Chris Parnell (Archer) and Ana Gasteyer.
Suburgatory premieres Wednesday, September 28th.
How to be a Gentleman – CBS
How to Be a Gentleman stars David Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Six Feet Under) as Andrew Carlson, a writer assigned with the task of adding sexiness to his column. The problem? Andrew isn’t all that familiar with sexiness.
Therefore, Andrew hires Bert Lansing (Kevin Dillon, Entourage), a friend and current fitness trainer, for guidance. The phrases “opposites attract” and “night and day” come to mind when researching this new comedy.
Other notables: How to be a Gentleman is based on a book of the same name by John Bridges, and also stars funny man Dave Foley (The Kids in the Hall, Celebrity Poker Showdown), and Jack Bauer’s right hand woman, Chloe O’Brian – aka Mary Lynn Rajskub (24).
How to Be a Gentleman premieres Thursday, September 29th.
American Horror Story – FX
From the creators of the FX great, Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story stars Dylan McDermott (The Practice, Dark Blue) and Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) as husband and wife, Ben and Vivien Harmon. FX usually keeps “mum” on their new series; however, we do know that Ben and Vivien move into a haunted mansion….and the story is spooky!
Other notables: American Horror Story also stars Francis Conroy (Six Feet Under), Denis O’Hare (True Blood), and Zachary Quinto (Heroes, Star Trek), as well as Hollywood great and Academy Award winning actress, Jessica Lange (King Kong, Tootsie, Cape Fear, need I say more?).
Isn’t the cast alone worthy of a watch?
American Horror Story premieres Wednesday, October 5th.
Last Man Standing – ABC
Last Man Standing brings comedian great Tim Allen (Home Improvement, The Santa Clause movies) back to television as Mike Baxter, an adventurous “manly-man” working for an outdoor sporting goods store. But, when Mike gets home, he’s surrounded by women: his wife (Nancy Travis, Three Men and a Baby, Becker, and The Bill Engvall Show) and three daughters.
How will Mike adapt when his wife goes back to work and he has to stick around the house a bit more?
Other notables: Last Man Standing also stars Hector Elizondo (Chicago Hope, Monk) as Ed, Mike’s boss.
Last Man Standing premieres Tuesday, October 11th.
What do you think? Will you tune in to watch any of these new shows? Which one most interests you? Which of these shows will make it and which ones won’t? I’d love to hear from you!