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New TV Shows coming Fall 2015

Tomororw starts the month of September, which is when most of the fall television shows either come back or premiere. This is when the telvision stations/companies test out new shows and give them the chance to either sink or swim. I was sniffing around to see if there were any new shows coming this year that looked like they might stand a chance and came across the following shows that interested me a little bit.

  • 'Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris'- This show is being descibed as a live variety type show where anything can happen. It may not appeal to everyone, but I think NBC made a wise move having NPH host it, I know there are many people who are fans of his who will watch this just because they like him. It is set to begin September 15th on NBC.
  • 'Minority Report'- This show picks up ten years after the 2002 movie starring Tom Cruise left off. I'm sure the men and women who were fans of the movie are itching to see if the story lines up with this show. In my opinion this could fail pretty badly. I don't know if movie spin off shows are all they are cracked up to be. This is set to air starting September 21st on Fox.
  • 'The Muppets'- I heard rumors of this television show months ago, but thought that's all it was-rumors. Apparently not, this show that really doesn't need any background information will start by showing Kermit and Miss Piggy breaking up and dealing with the aftermath of it. It is going to start September 22nd on ABC.
  • 'Heroes Reborn'- This is the same creator as the orginial show, but a different cast. The orginal show, Heroes was a cult favorite and started careers of many now well known actors and actresses. It will be interesting to see if the creator and plot line still have the same appeal as they did before. Heroes Reborn starts September 24th on NBC.
  • 'Grandfathered'- This is probably the one that I find most intriguing. Growing up in the 1990s, I have watched my fair share of Full House. So the fact that John Stamos aka Uncle Jesse is the main character on this new show makes me happy. The plot of this show is that a grown man shows up at Stamos' characters business and announces that he is his son, not only that but Stamos' character has a granddauther too. This could be interesting, and from the promo's looks pretty funny, but Stamos has tried to have success with other shows in the past and not done too hot. So we'll see. This show starts on Fox on the 29th of September.

Do any of these shows look interesting to you? I don't watch nearly as much television as I used to, and generally if I do it's via hulu. So it'll be interesting to check these shows out when they hit the air later this month.

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JohnRoberts wrote on August 31, 2015, 9:54 AM

I have read about the new fall schedule and find it very weak. More superhero shows which is great for those liking that genre. Very little drama wise of interest save Blood and Oil and Criminal Minds spin off.

lexiconlover wrote on August 31, 2015, 9:59 AM

I used to watch Criminal Minds every week. Then they switched the leader guy and I lost most of my interest. The show was good when it started, and for all I know it still is-but I find it very repetitive. After they killed Hotchner's estranged wife. I just couldn't watch it anymore for both reasons. And that sucks because I think it's a very talented cast.

There was a spin-off a couple years ago with Forrest Whittaker I think. That only lasted one season, I watched most if not all of that.

Blood and Oil seemed very Dallas like, and thus not very interesting to me.

Sailorchronos wrote on August 31, 2015, 10:02 AM

My husband has been extolling the virtues of several superhero series such as Arrow and The Flash. Unfortunately I don't have the time to watch a great deal of TV; I have enough on my plate with taking care of the family activities and keeping up with Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Person of Interest, and Doctor Who. I'm already upset with CBS at reducing Season 5 of Person of Interest to only 13 episodes and pushing it back to January, so I won't be watching new shows on that network any time soon.

JohnRoberts wrote on August 31, 2015, 10:07 AM

The Criminal Minds spin off with Forest Whittaker quickly got cancelled. The new spin off stars Gary Sinise. I find super hero stuff repetitious and like Dallas like series but to each to their tastes and likes. It is just that you can tell upfront most of these shows are going to crash and burn and you take a chance getting into a show for fear of it being cancelled on you.

lexiconlover wrote on August 31, 2015, 10:11 AM

I am beyond ready for Doctor Who to come back! I am really excited to see where The Doctor and Clara take their friendship and the Tardis this season. Not to mention how she continues to cope with Danny being dead. I wasn't sure I was going to like her, or him actually (him being Doctor 12), but I love both of them, and think they mesh together very well. I have seen some pictures from filming for series nine and am excited!

I watched the first season of Grimm, but only because it was filmed near where I grew up. I've been in a lot of the houses/places they filmed at. After the first season though I just wasn't excited about it.

The same goes for Person of Interest. I may try to get back into it, but after the first season it couldn't captivate me.

I can't say that I've watched much of OUAT or The Flash, actually Id on't think that I have ever watched The Flash and OUAT isn't something I could get into.

Arrow however had some good episodes.

So I guess out of all the shows that you mentioned, DW is the only one I can really talk about. But I look forward to talking to you more about it, if that happens. :)

lexiconlover wrote on August 31, 2015, 10:13 AM

As far as comedies go, I'd be just as happy watching I Love Lucy reruns.

Sailorchronos wrote on August 31, 2015, 10:18 AM

Doctor Who is a given for me, I've been a Whovian since I was a teenager. I love PoI, particularly Michael Emerson.
I'm still enjoying Grimm. The quality of OUAT is declining though, and the Season 4 ending was a "WTH" moment for me so I decided to keep watching just for Robert Carlysle.

lexiconlover wrote on August 31, 2015, 10:24 AM

It might be worth it with Sinise.He seems more fitting for a show like that. I just feel like most spin offs are repetitive, so it may crash and burn as well.

lexiconlover wrote on August 31, 2015, 10:27 AM

Well, now I have to ask some Whovian questions. It's just what we do, isn't it? Haha emoticon :tongue:
Who was the first doctor you saw? Who do you conisder your Doctor? And what is your favorite episode.

I started with Tennnat, I think 'Girl in the Fireplace' was the first episode that I watched, and then quickly went back and watched from Eccleston all the way through Tennant. I equally love Tennant and Smith though for different reasons. I've watched every episode since the reboot, inlcuding Christmas specials and then went back and started watching Classic Who, I have to say Fifth Doctor is probably my favorite classic Doctor Who Doctor. Although Third Doctor is up there too.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 31, 2015, 7:46 PM

The show with NPH may be worth a look. i just hope it doesn't peg the stupid scale right off the bat. The Muppets are always fun to watch. I never saw the movie Minority Report. I'm not that big a fan of Tom Cruise. I'm one of those guys who watched Top Gun for the jets, not to see Cruise.

lexiconlover wrote on August 31, 2015, 8:01 PM

I think I've seen a whopping two movies with Cruise in it.

Sailorchronos wrote on August 31, 2015, 10:47 PM

I started with Tom Baker, when our local PBS station was showing it. Then they backed up and played all the available episodes, from An Unearthly Child all the way to Survival. My favourite Doctor was and remains the Fourth and I persuaded my grandmother to knit me the scarf from a pattern. I've also seen all the episodes of the revival. As to my favourite episode, from the Classic series it's Genesis of the Daleks, and from the revival it's Family of Blood.