Fall TV Preview Part 2: New Shows

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Everyone has their favorite show that they can’t wait to see again. But every one of those shows had a pilot. Surely fall 2012 will give birth to some new favorites. Thanks to VOD services we have already seen the pilots for three of the five new shows we will be covering in the fall. Be sure to come back in the fall and check out our reviews of them all!


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The pilot for this one may not have been the best but it certainly shows potential. Matthew Perry is a great comedic actor (as we know from Friends) and the supporting cast looks to work off of each other fairly well. But the show needs to be a bit funnier and feel less forced to captivate audiences again. It’s odds for being picked up for a full season are good, mostly because NBC is desperate. I’ll give this one a few more episodes. (Sept. 11th)


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I am sad to say that this pilot was bad. But who knows?! Maybe the next episode will be great! Maybe! Probably not…but I’ll give it one or two more episodes to prove me wrong. The show is about a future in which a global blackout wipes out all technology. Governments fall and militias rise making for a show that is clearly riding the coattails of The Hunger Games. But let’s be optimistic and give it this thing another shot. (Sept. 17th)


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Of all the pilots we have seen so far this is easily the best. Mindy Kaling retired her role as Kelly on The Office to write this new comedy about a doctor who wants her life to be a romantic comedy. The pilot was smartly written and had the most compelling characters we have seen yet. The charming nature of the show really takes this one to the next level and we are really, really excited about it. (Sept. 25th)


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Five words: based on a DC comic. Following the footsteps of Smallville, the CW is returning to comic book television with an adaptation of Oliver Queen, better known as the Green Arrow. Rumor has it that plenty of DC characters will be making appearances throughout the season. Weirdly enough, the CW does action television better than any of the other networks (Smallville, Supernatural). This is the type of show that if great could only flourish here, and hopefully it will do so. (Oct. 10th)


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Don’t be so quick write off this early critical favorite as Glee-gone-country.  From Thelma & Louise scribe Callie Khouri, Nashville is an hour-long drama starring Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, American Horror Story) as Rayna James, country music superstar who has to fight to keep her top spot from young up-and-comer Juliette Barnes (Heroes’ Hayden Panettiere).  The show is said to feature both original and familiar tunes, but producers have promised that musical numbers will not be Nashville’s central focus.  With a talented cast and a thrilling look inside the world of the country music industry, this could very well be the season’s biggest new drama. (Oct. 10th)


Any pilots you are looking forward to that didn’t make our list? Which pilots have you watched so far that you are excited about? Sound off below!

One Response to Fall TV Preview Part 2: New Shows

  1. Amanda says:

    I think out of all the new shows coming on this fall, Nashville and The Mindy Project are the ones I’m looking forward to the most. I loved the pilot for TMP and Connie Britton can do no wrong in my eyes, so I’m definitely going to be tuning in to both of those. Unfortunately for me, I work late nights at Dish and won’t be home to watch either of these shows live. Thankfully, I can count on my Hopper to have them recorded and waiting for me to enjoy as soon as I get home. It’s a relief to know I won’t have to be out of the loop for long on two shows I preemptively adore.

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