New Fall Shows In Place for Fox, NBC, CBSBy: Erika Watts - September 11, 2013
While several long-running TV shows ended this year, such as “The Office” and “30 Rock,” there are quite a few shows that will have their series premieres in the coming weeks. Some of these shows will feature big name TV and movie stars while others will go with relative unknowns. Check out the trailers for a few of the new shows headed your way this fall.
“The Crazy Ones” – 9 p.m., CBS; Sept. 26
If the names Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Geller aren’t enough to make you tune into this new CBS sitcom, maybe watching the former “Buffy” star Geller punch the crap out of a Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot in the clip below will do the trick. “The Crazy Ones” stars father and daughter Simon and Sydney Roberts (Williams and Geller) who work in a Chicago ad agency. Williams, naturally, plays the goofy dad while Geller is the intense daughter, which should make for some funny situations.
“The Blacklist” – 10 p.m., NBC; Sept. 23
James Spader plays the part of Raymond “Red” Reddington on the NBC drama “The Blacklist.” Spader is on the FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitives list and just happens to be a former government agent. After turning himself over to the FBI, Red works with FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) to help catch a terrorist.
“The Goldbergs” – 9 p.m., ABC; Sept. 24
What’s not to love about (another) dysfunctional family? ABC’s sitcom “The Goldbergs” looks promising with stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin as the parents. You might want to turn down the volume on your TV since Garlin is known for his booming voice, one that is sure to be used considering the premise of this show. Compared to “The Wonder Years,” this new comedy takes place in the 1980s and is about a boy capturing his family on video camera.
“Almost Human” – 8 p.m., Fox; Nov. 4
J.J. Abrams, producer of “Lost” and “Person of Interest,” is bringing another show to the fall lineup with “Almost Human.” Set in the future, the sci-fi drama is about Los Angeles Police Department cops and human-like androids that work together to fight crime. Starring Karl Urban, Lili Taylor and Michael Ealy, this show looks like a combination of “I, Robot” and “A.I. Artificial Intelligence.” John Kennex (Urban) doesn’t care too much for droids, but the part-droid cop is partnered with a part-human android, which should make for a slightly different (and perhaps unintentionally humorous) take on the typical sci-fi series.