Hey There Awesomologists:
In Beverly Hills…they don’t throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows. -Woody Allen
Here is a list of the new shows that aren’t so garbage like!
Go On (NBC)
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 9/8c
What’s so funny about grief? Matthew Perry’s about to show us. The Friends alum returns to NBC as Ryan King, a sportscaster who turns to a motley crew support group after his wife dies. How eclectic are these guys? The lead therapist, Lauren (Laura Benanti), honed her skills in a Weight Watchers group.
Premieres: Monday, Sept. 17 at 10/9c
Leave it to J.J. Abrams (Lost) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural) to come up with a mythology-heavy drama. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where there is no electricity, the series stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Tracy Spiridakos, Billy Burke and Giancarlo Esposito as a group of people struggling to figure out how the technology vanished and who holds the figurative power among the survivors. We don’t think this is what people meant by going green.
The Mob Doctor (Fox)
Premieres: Monday, Sept. 17 at 9/8c
Dr. Grace Devlin (Jordana Spiro) is a thoracic surgeon who has lifelong ties to the South Chicago mob. Sounds ridiculous, right? The drama, from Drop Dead Diva‘s Josh Berman, is actually based on the nonfiction book Il Dottore, in which a doctor becomes complicit in organized crime. William Forsythe co-stars as Constantine, the head of the mob.
The Mindy Project (Fox)
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9:30/8:30
Think Bridget Jones’ Diary, but less British and with more scrubs. Mindy Kaling, who created the show, stars as the titular character, a single woman whose career is blossoming, but is much less lucky in her love life. Mindy works as an OBGYN, which was Kaling’s mother’s job, and is a shameless rom-com aficionado. A girl after our own heart!
The Neighbors (ABC)
Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8:30/7:30c
3rd Rock From the Sun had aliens moving to Earth, but it will be the reverse case here: A New Jersey family — Lenny Venito, Jami Gertz, Isabella Cramp, Clara Mamet and Max Charles — moves into a gated community populated by aliens. Our advice: move.
Animal Practice (NBC)
Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8/7c
Justin Kirk headlines this comedy about an irascible House-like veterinarian who prefers the company of the four-legged creatures over their two-legged owners. Kirk may get top billing, but the true star of the show — and let’s face it, the whole fall season — is Crystal the Monkey (The Hangover: Part II, Community), who plays Dr. Rizzo. Mark our words: It will be the best TV monkey performance since Marcel’s arc on Friends.
Guys With Kids (NBC)
Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8:30/7:30c
As the title suggests, this comedy from Jimmy Fallon is about guys with kids — specifically Jesse Bradford, Anthony Anderson and Zach Cregger. The three pals all live in the same apartment building and are learning the ropes of parenting together. Erinn Hayes (Worst Week) co-stars as Bradford’s ex-wife, Jamie-Lynn Sigler plays Cregger’s wife, and Cosby Showalum Tempestt Bledsoe plays Anderson’s wife. And the kids? Fourteen are used to play seven children.
Ben and Kate (Fox)
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 8:30/7:30c
Oscar winner Nat Faxon joins his Oscar-winning Descendants co-writer Jim Rash (Community) on TV, playing the lovably goofy Ben, who moves in with his sister, single mom Kate (Dakota Johnson), to take care of her daughter Maddie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones). Ben is based on the brother, a “Ferris Bueller-type,” of series creator Dana Fox. Fun fact: Real-life Ben’s nickname for his sister is Phlegmer.
Chicago Fire (NBC)
Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10/9c
Dick Wolf is back with another procedural, this one focusing on the firefighters of Chicago’s Firehouse 51 and starring Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney and David Eisenberg. But unlike hisLaw & Order franchise, this drama will focus on the personal lives of its (often shirtless) heroes. So how long before a New York Fire or a Los Angeles Fire?
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10/9c
Sherlock is all the rage these days. If you’re not getting your fill from the films or PBS’ series, CBS’ procedural offers a modern take on the crime-solver with Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock, a recovering addict and NYPD consultant. His Watson is his “sober companion,” a former surgeon — and a woman (Lucy Liu). Twist!
Malibu Country (ABC)
Premieres:Friday, Nov. 2 at 8:30/7:30c
Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Reba McEntire plays Reba, who splits from her husband after she learns that he’s cheating on her. No, it’s not 2001 and this is not The CW’s Reba. So what is different about this one? Well, this Reba will move from Nashville to Malibu to start anew. Lily Tomlin co-stars as her mother and Sara Rue as her new neighbor.
What shows are you watching this fall?
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