Fall 2013 TV Preview: What Not To Miss
Ahh, fall TV. Nothing is better than rifling through a ton of TV shows that will never make it to find that diamond in the rough. Thankfully, instead of setting your sights on the 50+ new shows coming this fall, here are a few that we think will be the hottest winners of the season. If you want a full list of every show hitting the small screen this season, head on over to TV Guide.
The Millers (Oct 3 at 8:30 pm)
Starring: Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges, Will Arnett, Jayma Mays
Parents who are in the midst of a divorce move in with their adult children in this banter happy comedy.
Crazy Ones (Sept 26 at 9 pm)
Starring: Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Wolk, Hamish Linklater and Amanda Setton
Father and daughter team up in this comedy about a high executive in an ad agency whose unorthodox methods bring craziness and hilarity to the company.
Friends With Better Lives (Midseason premiere)
Starring: Kevin Connolly, James Van Der Beek, Brooklyn Decker, Rick Donald, Majandra Delfino and Zoe Lister Jones
This comedy follows the lives of six friends who are married, divorced, engaged and single and think their friends are living more delectable lives than they are.
Hostages (Sept 23 at 10 pm)
Starring: Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott, Tate Donovan,Rhys Coiro, Billy Brown, Sandrine Holt, Mateus Ward, Quinn Shephard, James Naughton
Jerry Bruckheimer’s next TV drama is a nail biter in which a high profile surgeon’s family is kidnapped by a rogue FBI agent in the ultimate political conspiracy.
Almost Human (Nov 4 at 8 pm)
Starring: Karl Urban, Michael Elay, Lili Taylor
This drama is set 35 years in the future when humans are working alongside highly evolved human-like androids. A cop who has a strong aversion to robots develops an unlikely friendship with a robot who has an interesting and unusual emotional response to life.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Tuesdays at 8:30 pm)
Starring: Andy Samberg, Terry Crews
Samberg plays an unconventional cop who would rather have fun than work in this new comedy. Suddenly, he is thrown into an office with a “by-the-book” boss who won’t take his games any longer.
Dads (Tuesdays at 8 pm)
Starring: Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Mull, Peter Riegert
Two childhood best friends, who are now adults, get their worlds shaken up when their annoying fathers move into their homes.
Sleepy Hollow (Mondays at 9 pm)
Starring: Nicole Beharie, Tom Mison
Based on Washington Irvine’s classic, Ichobad Crane comes to life in this new drama. Except this time, he’s pulled 250 years into the future to find a world on the brink of destruction. Teaming up with a local cop, both strive to save humanity from evil.
Starring: Jake McLaughlin, Kyle MacLachlan, Delroy Lindo and Johnny Sequoyah
An unlikely friendship grows between a little girl with a gift and a man who just left prison when he’s slated to protect the child from the evil that hunts her power.
Michael J Fox Show (Sept 26 at 9pm)
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Betsy Brandt, Kate Finneran and Wendell Pierce
Loosely based on Michael J. Fox’s real life, this comedy follow Fox as he deals with the challenges of family, life, returning to work and dealing with Parkinson’s Disease.
Sean Saves The World (Oct 3 at 9pm)
Starring: Sean Hayes, Linda Lavin, Echo Kellum, Thomas Lennon and Lindsay Sloane
Sean Hayes plays a man who has to balance a life of a brand new job and dealing with a temperamental teenage daughter.
Starring: Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Matthew Wilkas, Rick Glassman, and Ron Funches
A group of four guys deemed the ‘Undateables’ get a massive awakening when a new character who confidence joins the group.
The Goldbergs (Sept 24 at 9pm)
Starring: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, George Segal, Hayley Orrantia, Darien Provost, Troy Gentile, Sean Giambrone
A comedy based on the life of director Adam Goldberg set in the 1980s.
Starring: Kate Simses, Ginger Gonzaga Mercedes Masohn, Blake Lee, Andrew Santino, Adam Campbell, Vanessa Lengies, Craig Frank, Alexis Carra, Sarah Bolger, Adan Canto
The writers behind The Hangover offer this drama set in Manhattan as a slew of sexy singles are chronicled throughout the night in a high class bar.
Once Upon A Time In Wonderland (Oct 10 at 8pm)
Starring: Sophie Lowe, Peter Gadiot, Michael Socha, Emma Rigy, John Lithgow
Set in Victorian England, Alice finds a mysterious other world down a rabbit hole that brings wonder and mystery to her life… but back in reality, she’s deemed insane as doctors work vigorously to make her forget everything she’s seen.
Starring: Omar Epps, Devin Kelley, Matt Craven, Frances Fisher, Samaire Armstrong, Nicholas Gonzalez, Mark Hildreth, Kurtwood Smith
Lives are thrown for a loop when people’s deceased relatives and friends end up on their doorstep, not realizing a day has gone by… or that they have died.
The Originals (Oct 3 at 9pm)
Starring: Joseph Morgan, Phoebe Tonkin, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Charles Michael Davis, Danielle Campbell and Leah Pipes
A spinoff of CW’s The Vampire Diaries that follows the story of the Original vampires in New Orleans.
The Tomorrow People (Oct 9 at 9pm)
Starring: Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell, Mark Pellegrino, Madeleine Mantock, Aaron Yoo
This drama follows a slew of young people around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the forces of evil.
- Jodi Phillips, The New 103.7 Charlotte