Thursday, September 19, 2013

2013 Fall Season!

By Anant Mathur (September 19, 2013)

Fall... It's that incredible time of the year when the leaves start to change colour and the summer heat dies down, just before the winter cool sets in. It also signals the premiere of new television shows and the return of previous audience favourites. Next week, the new 2013-2014 season begins! So, here's a list of NEW shows I feel show promise for the upcoming television season:

The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC)
Genre: Comedy
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Betsy Brandt, Conor Romero, Juliette Goglia,Jack Gore
Plot: After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Mike Henry had to give up his career as a news anchor and focus on his health and his family. Five years later, Mike decides to get back to work and struggles between family and career.

We Are Men (CBS)
Genre: Comedy 
Starring: Kal Penn, Chris Smith, Jerry O'Connell, Tony Shalhoub
Plot: After Carter is left at the altar by his soon to be wife, he moves into a short-term rental complex, where he bonds a friendship with three divorced older men.

Almost Human (FOX)
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Starring: Karl Urban, Minka Kelly, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Crook   
Plot: The series is set 35 years into the future when humans in the Los Angeles Police Department are paired up with life-like androids, as a detective who has a dislike for robots ends up being teamed up with one with emotional feelings.

Intelligence (CBS)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Espionage, Science Fiction
Starring: Josh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger, Meghan Ory, Michael Rady
Plot: The series follows a high-tech intelligence operative who is the first of his kind to have a microchip implanted in his brain. Endowed with this technology and ability, he is able to access and detect anything and anyone, but at the expense of taking risks or breaking protocol in order to protect national security, prompting his superior to assign him a Secret Service agent to make sure he does not get out of line, or, for that matter, into enemy hands.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Science fiction
Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge
Plot: Agent Phil Coulson puts together a small team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to handle strange new cases. Each case will test the team in cooperation and ingenuity as they try to work together figuring out newly emerging superhuman individuals in the world.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Adventure, Mystery
Starring: Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby
Plot: In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice tells a tale of a strange new land that exists called Wonderland….one that has her family and doctors convinced she is mad. When the Knave of Hearts and the White Rabbit arrive to save her from a doomed fate, the trio tumble down the rabbit hole for the adventure of a lifetime to rescue Alice’s lost love, Cyrus.


Chicago PD (NBC)
Genre: Drama
Starring: Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Melissa Sagemiller, Tania Raymonde
Plot: The Dick Wolf-produced spinoff of "Chicago Fire" will also be shot in Chicago. The show revolves around the fictional District 21 of the CPD, and focuses on uniformed cops who patrol the beat and deal with street crimes, and the Intelligence Unit that targets organized crime, drug trafficking and high-profile murders.

Mind Games (ABC) 
Genre: Drama
Starring: Steve Zahn, Christian Slater, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Cedric Sanders
Plot: Centers on the complicated relationship between two brothers, Clark Clark, a bipolar genius in human psychology, and Ross, a slick ex-con, who solve their clients' problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation.

Us & Them (Fox)
Genre: Comedy
Starring: Jason Ritter, Alexis Bledel, Dustin Ybarra, Ashlie Atkinson
Plot: After a six-month-long online romance, Gavin, who lives in New York, and Stacey, who lives in Pennsylvania, decide to meet in person. Their crazy family and friends constantly interfere in their budding relationship, which becomes more of a challenge than living in different states.

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