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New Fall TV: A Few Shows I’m Digging

It’s almost time for fall’s new TV shows to start, and there are a couple that I’m excited about. 

The first is ABC’s 666 Park Avenue. Starring Vanessa Williams and Dave Annable of Brothers & Sisters fame, this supernatural drama tells the tale of a couple who move to New York City to manage a fancy apartment building. Little do they know that everyone who lives there has made a deal with the Devil. I like the other-worldly premise, and already want to know if Annable and his wife (played by Rachael Taylor) fall victim to old Lucifer. Premieres Sunday, September 30.

Next up is Mindy Kaling’s The Mindy Project on Fox. Kaling is taking bits and pieces of real life and mashing them together to create this comedy. She’ll star as an OB-GYN (which is what her real-life mom is) searching for love in all the wrong places. She’s so funny in her bit part as Kelly Kapoor on The Office, and I am really excited to see her in a main role. Premieres Tuesday, September 25.

I don’t care for country music, but ABC’s Nashville could change that. Connie Britton plays Rayna, a famous singer who is over 40 and thus must be discarded for the newest model. She’s tough, and isn’t pleased when she’s asked to open for a much younger up-and-comer, Juliette (Hayden Panettiere). While I didn’t watch Friday Night Lights, Britton received heaps of praise for her performance on the cult show, and I look forward to watching her take on Rayna. Premieres Wednesday, October 10.

Finally, The New Normal is Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s latest project, starring Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells as a couple who hire a single mom to be their surrogate. Of course things won’t be easy, as her bigoted grandmother Jane (Ellen Barkin) is a member of One Million Moms (which is calling for a boycott of the show, naturally). NeNe Leakes (one of the Atlanta Real Housewives) is also on board, playing Rocky, an assistant to the couple. I’m curious to see if this will have a Glee feel, or a more distinct flavor. Premieres Tuesday, September 11.

What new fall shows are you looking forward to watching?

By Catherine

Catherine is a Southern California based freelance writer, whose work has appeared in everything from the New York Times to Entertainment Weekly. The highlight of her life (so far) was being featured on MSNBC for a story she wrote on Hello Kitty wines...she knew one day her love of all things HK would come in handy.

11 replies on “New Fall TV: A Few Shows I’m Digging”

Oh my goodness, you definitely need to watch Friday Night Lights! I recommend it to everyone all the time. My co-workers at Dish are probably pretty sick of that at this point, but I don’t care. It’s so, so good! I watched the whole thing using the Blockbuster @ Home service I get through my Dish account. I had the DVDs mailed to me, but if I was feeling incredibly impatient for the next episode (and I usually was), I liked having the option to go pick it up at a Blockbuster store. I’m planning to watch Nashville solely because of how great Connie Britton was in that show. And that’s saying a lot, because I have NEVER been into country music. There’s just something about FNL that commands loyalty, LOL!

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