Just so you know, I’m a television junkie. I’ll watch just about anything, for at least 10 minutes.
It takes a lot for me to get submerged in a show to make me set it as a weekly DVR’d show.
Here are 9 shows – some new – that look hopeful for the fall season. I will definitely give them a chance, along with returning shows I can’t wait to see.
1. Nashville – Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. on ABC
It’s got everything: middle aged country singer trying to regain her glory days meets young up-and-coming pushy country singer. Let the drama begin! Hopefully Connie Britton (the older singer) wins. Plus, the creator of the show wrote “Thelma and Louise” and she’s married to T Bone Burnett. I’m sure she knows all the ins and outs of the music industry.
2. The Mindy Project – Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. on FOX
Mindy Kaling isn’t for everyone but I personally like her a lot. She wrote some of the best episodes on “The Office” where she played Kelly Kapoor and has a very funny voice and will probably bring that great writing to her own show.
3. Revolution – Mondays at 9:00 p.m. on NBC
Anything that has J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau tied to it, I’m in. The previews look intriguing and the premise seems like it could actually happen. Imagine what would happen to the world if we lost all power. Well, I don’t know what would happen, which is why I’ll tune in.
4. Revenge – Sundays at 8:00 p.m. on ABC
I’m most excited about this show returning although I’m highly bummed that they switched nights on me to Sunday. Now it’s up against another one of my faves, “The Good Wife.” If you haven’t seen the first season of this addictive soapy drama, you must get it on Netflix. Will Jack ever find out Emily is actually Amanda or will the girl playing Amanda who is now supposedly pregnant with Jack’s baby get in the way? I can’t wait!
5. Modern Family – Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. on ABC
This is one of the few shows that both Nick and I love. We watch shows together but mostly because the other one likes it so we try to be supportive. This sitcom rarely has a bad episode. This season looks to provide some more priceless Cam and Mitchell moments as Lily gets into a scuffle with a boy in her class and the two must confront his lesbian parents.
6. The Good Wife – Sundays at 8:00 p.m. on CBS
In my opinion this show just gets better and better. Even when they resolve big story arcs, there’s another one right around the corner. I have a feeling that Kalinda is going to have a juicy season and a lot will be revealed about her past which will bring her estranged husband to town. They also always have incredible recurring guests like Michael J. Fox and Martha Plimpton. This year they’re throwing in Nathan Lane as an appointed trustee to help the firm out, which I’m sure, will bring some great dialogue between Lane and Alan Cumming’s character, Eli Gold.
7. New Girl – Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. on FOX
Last year when I picked this show as one that I’d definitely watch at least once, it pleasantly surprised me and then, as the characters developed, it just got better. We often think a show is really funny but how many times do you actually laugh out loud? You’d be surprised, not as much as you think. This show has made be do that on countless occasions.
8. Fringe – Fridays at 8:00 p.m. on FOX
I know I’m probably in the minority as far as the love I have for this Sci Fi show but I’m so happy they’re bringing it back, if only for 13 episodes, to wrap up all the craziness of the prior 4 seasons. Much like “Lost,” I stuck with more than a few stinker episodes and the occasional memory lapse in storyline because it’s so well done. I’m still angry that the Emmy voters haven’t recognized the incredible acting talent of Walter, Walternate or as his family calls him, John Noble.
9. American Horror Story – debuts Wednesday Oct. 17 on FX
This show is not for everyone but I LOVE IT!!! It’s creepy, weird and just plain wrong. If you like weird, rent season one and get ready for some more freaky moments. This season will take place before Murder House and will feature Jessica Lange working in an asylum. If you love scary and demented, this show is for you.
9a. Smash – Mid Season 2013 on NBC
I love a musical so I really enjoyed the first season of Smash. Even though I did think more than a couple of the musical numbers were definitely over-the-top cheese, I loved the making of a musical. Plus, Jennifer Hudson has been added to the cast which will just make it better.
What shows are you looking forward to this fall?