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24 August 2011 @ 07:11 pm
Fall new shows I'm checking out  
I may add more to the list based on the Entertainment Weekly fall TV preview -- which is generally my TV bible come the fall. These are based on random trailers that have popped up, or actors in certain shows. I'm breaking this down by network, and prepare to be shocked, I'm going for brief bullet points for the most part here. Huzzah!


Apartment 23

- I have loved Krysten Ritter since she played Gia on Veronica Mars; she was wonderful in Confessions of a Shop-a-holic, and was the only other good thing (besides Ian Somerhalder) in the execrable How to Make Love to a Woman.
- Per the trailer, HI-larious dialogue.
- Ritter's character seems pretty dang awesome.
- James VanDerBeek! (Another degree of Ian!)

Once Upon a Time

- I love Jennifer Morrison.
- I love Robert Carlyle (FANTASTIC actor!)
- Very interesting premise.
- Great, great buzz based on the Pilot -- it's gotten superlative reviews.


- I really like Emily VanCamp (and oligagatory Vampire Diaries mention -- hah! as is there won't be more come the next network), she's dating Joseph Morgan (Klaus), which I find kinda cute.
- It really is an interesting premise, if one I can't see being sustained beyond a few seasons.
- Madeleine Stowe is a great actress.

The CW


- I'm not one of the obsessed Buffy fans, I watched it, but it lost me around the 5th season. I've watched SMG since her All My Children days, and I think she's a great actress, but she's never been a favorite of mine. However, she IS a great actress, and I know that whatever the story is telling, she will sell the hell out of it.
- Ioan Gruffudd! YUMMY!
- The rest of the cast is pretty dang good too.
- Very interesting premise.

The Secret Circle

(You can watch a much longer preview -- 6 minutes -- here. Won't embed. Sigh.)

- Here comes The Vampire Diaries' mentions -- the show is executive produced by Kevin Williamson (of TVD). The series is based on a series of books by the same author of the TVD series (L.J. Smith). I may not think much of the author's plotting (based on what I've read of the books), but she does create sensational characters, and does wonderful in creating small towns with secrets and fantastic set-ups for stories.
- Britt Robertson won me over completely as Lux on Life Unexpected -- even if the show lost me eventually.
- He wasn't my favorite on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but it is one of my favorite shows of all time, and if Thomas Dekker as John Conner had sucked, that wouldn't be the case.


I Hate My Teenage Daughter

- I am a bit leery about this one, but I did laugh during the trailer. I'll be honest, though, I'm watching this mostly for Eric Sheffer Stevens. He's AWESOME!
- Jaime Pressly is a damn fine comedic actress (oh, Joy, I still miss you most of all!), so I have to have some hope if for that reason as well.

The New Girl

- I wrote a separate post about this ages ago, so I'll just repeat myself here: I honestly don't think that I have ever felt this way about a show I've never watched. But I honest-to-goodness am so excited about The New Girl (premieres September 20 on FOX). I've watched every preview that pops up, and I laugh every time. I also am pre-emptively shipping Jess and Schmidt (played by Max Greenfield of Veronica Mars' Deputy Leo/Ugly Betty's Nick Pepper fame). I just, gah, I am so, so excited for this show! Please do not be disappointing.

Terra Nova

- Honestly, the trailer for this does not interest me AT ALL. I am watching this (or at least giving it a shot) for one reason, and one reason alone:

Mmmmhmmm, I love me some Jason O'Mara. I first saw him in In Justice in 2006, and I've watched everything he's been in since. LOVE HIM. Hopefully the show is watchable for me.



- Jason Isaacs. 'Nuff said.
- Fascinating premise.
- Deft and delicate dialogue per the trailer. I like that.


Warning: This trailer appears to give away much of what happens in the first episode. :)

- I know I keep saying it, but, hey, premise is important, so wait for it ... Interesting premise!
- Lead dude is hot.
- Supporting werewolf-y dude is a good H!ITG! and I like the bit of snark evident amidst the heavy drama.


- I love me some Broadway. Yeah, baby!
- Excellent cast.
- Katherine McPhee can sing, and the acting I've seen of her is good enough.

So, anyhoo, that's what I have so far. :) I've seen bunches of trailers for other shows out there, but they just don't interest me based on what I've seen. Good reviews, or recs from my flist may cause me to add more to my list.
Kim: (Vampire Diaries) SavatoreBrotherscifan70 on August 24th, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
I am checking out The New Girl, Awake and Smash. I am thinking about Terra Nova and Alcatraz too.

Geez, I watch too much.
Arabian: Damon&Stefan02arabian on August 24th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
I've heard a little about Alcatraz, I'll have to check out the trailer.

(Lordy, I watch WAY too much tv, LOL!)
Diana: Vampire Diaries - Nina/Ianbutterfly on August 24th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
Grimm is being filmed in Portland, OR, btw. I walk past signs for the filming semi-frequently. I will probably give it a try just for that.

Definitely going to check out Ringer and Secret Circle, too.
Arabian: Ian & Nina09arabian on August 24th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's cool. I have high hopes for TSC, I can't help it. :)
Sarahpie_is_good on August 25th, 2011 12:33 am (UTC)
The only two on this list I'm watching are Terra Nova and Grimm.

That said, I have to plug the Playboy Club! Even if you are entirely uninterested. Cause my cousin is the door bunny, and I am required to tell people to watch it :D
Arabian: Rose_smilearabian on August 25th, 2011 12:36 am (UTC)
Aww, good for her. But, yeah, entirely uninterested, but good for her, and you've officially done your duty!

If you're watching Grimm for the concept, you might want to check out OUAT, it's getting REALLY great reviews based on the Pilot.
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Sar: damon salvatorepaceisthetrick on August 25th, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
I ship Adam&Faye and will continue to do so:

I'm sooo excited about Thomas Dekker being back on TV. :) Here's my fall roundup posty post.
Sarpaceisthetrick on August 25th, 2011 02:46 am (UTC)
oh, and I agree Emily/Joseph = Cute!
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Kelly: Shoot melavendergaia on August 25th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
Ugh, I am not even going to have time for life because I am checking out all of these and about a dozen others too. At least some of these are midseason so they're not coming out until like January/February. I hope they're good though!
Arabian: Logan_Hiarabian on August 25th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
A life? What's thatT?

Yeah, these 10, plus I might find more, PLUS the current batch I watch. GEEZ!
she was a work in progress.: billy collins - chaosdreamer_98 on August 25th, 2011 02:33 am (UTC)
I admit that I will check out IHMTD for ESS, but it does look pretty awful. Right now I'm watching The Lying Game on ABC Family solely for Alexandra Chando.
Arabian: Annie02arabian on August 25th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
I think if they play it that the girls ARE terrible and the moms are trying to figure out around it, and that's played for laughs, it could work. Plus, yeah, ESS.

Never cared for Maddy, so she's no draw for me, but it's always nice seeing soapers getting work. I just wish Terri could get some prime-time work. She's so frickin' talented. UGH!
irlandesakirlandesak on August 25th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
I will probably watch the pilot for IIMTD for ESS as well but I will probably stop after an ep. It hasn't gotten good reviews and I'm not a huge fan of family comedies.

Apt. 23 has some potential.

I think the sitcom I'm most looking forward to is Two Broke Girls.

But the one show I'm looking forward to the most is Awake. It'll be canceled prematurely but it has a great premise, excellent trailer and fantastic lead.

A Girl Called Shannon: DC - PJ - Summertimezimshan on August 25th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)

OMG! Look at YOU all AWESOME posting embedded trailers! I've put together this is the year the networks are all going all cards in with these big new shows but wow. I'm loving these long movie-size trailers and movie-size production values.

Apt 23: I'm sorry, is James Van Der Beek PLAYING HIMSELF IN THIS???? THAT KIND OF AWESOMENESS CAN NOT BE CONTAINED! And Ritter's character looks HYSTERICAL in this, I had not heard about this one AT ALL. But I'm definitely going to have to try it out. Also, I AM DYING. Smidge AND THE BEEK back doing shows. I LOVE IT. Half my tv is old WB stars now.

Grimm: I kinda love how the promo actually used Exec Producer of Buffy & Angel as a selling point. It looks like it has quite the potential for once, hopefully Greenwalt can get something to stick again.

Smash: The behind the scenes stuff of this look like it'll be EXCELLENT. I'm there.

Awake: looks top-notch but I'm not so sure I could keep up with a show like that longterm, it'd make me crazy.

New Girl: Saw this one earlier and already was convinced I AM SO THERE WITH BELLS ON. Especially Deputy LEO! I knew he looked familiar! Crossing fingers that it doesn't disappoint either. (fyi, your link doesn't work anymore, one here does though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qqojuj1zoU)

Ringer: Already there. I’m not a huge SMG fan but I agree she always gives her all, and I have to at least try it out.

Revenge: Love Emily VanCamp and the promo piqued my interest RIGHT AWAY. However CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW RILEY FINN IS SUPPOSED TO BE HER DAD PLEASE??? Because my brain just went to NAH-UH! That's Tom Amandes job! HAHAHAHAHA. Oh TV actors have it so hard. It's like I watch Fringe and I still go, PACEY!

Thanks for this post, there's so many new shows starting, I hadn't really given a good dive past what I'd seen on commercials, but this gave me an excellent start. :)
vamplover85vamplover85 on August 25th, 2011 06:53 am (UTC)
GRIMM and ONCE UPON A TIME looks AWESOME!!! SO does Terra Nova, and Alartz...how ever you spell that, and New Girl, and the one with Tim Allen, also. Oh and also, the one you posted, I hate My Teenage Daughter. THERE ARE WAY TO MANY NEW SHOWS COMING on. lol.
Arabian: Dr Who (Painting)arabian on August 25th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, lots of potential great new shows! :)
zellie: misc | comics : hyperboleleucocrystal on August 25th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
I saw the first hour of the (apparently) two hour Terra Nova Pilot and found it... well, it's pretty enough to look at, I'll give you that! (I imagine that comes from the buckets of money they're throwing at it.) But I also found it to be one of the worst Pilots I've ever seen, writing-wise. I know it's extremely difficult to write a Pilot that's not painfully expositiony and totally cookie-cutter, but in this case it was just plain embarrassing. :/
Arabian: Penny02 - Face Palmarabian on August 25th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
Not even remotely surprised. Frankly, I thought it looked terrible based on the trailer, but I heart Jason O'Mara so. :(
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Myramidnightblack07 on August 25th, 2011 09:04 am (UTC)
ohh nice line-up!! (y)

I'm most excited about The Secret Circle, I'm a sucker for the supernatural and KW's a part of it so I'm very optimistic =)
Arabian: Stefan & Caroline03arabian on August 25th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
I think I'm most excited for TNG just because I've hyped it up so much in my mind, LOL!
Jude: tbbt; sheldondanceonstardust on August 25th, 2011 10:25 am (UTC)
You know I'm already going to check out Once Upon a Time and the New Girl haha. Revenge seems awesome. Bambi from Secret Diary of a Call Girl, I see her in it. The Secret Circle got me interested. One of my friends who is a fellow TVD fan at work says he likes how it looks. OMG I like the casting in this show. Holy crap, Gale Harold, yum. Smash looks excellent, and my love for Jack Davenport holds no bounds. Also I just for that little apartment Marilyn scene, the chemistry is amazing between him and Katherine McPhee but I won't hold my breath haha.

Arabian: Sheldon Cooper02 - Luminous Fisharabian on August 25th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
Why would you even bother checking out OUAT? I can't think of one single reason why you would be even remotely interested in watching it. BWAH!

BAMBI!! That's who that is. I could NOT place her with the longer hair.

lso I just for that little apartment Marilyn scene, the chemistry is amazing between him and Katherine McPhee but I won't hold my breath haha.

I KNOW, RIGHT?!?!?!?
bastetseyebastetseye on August 25th, 2011 10:40 am (UTC)
I'm so excited for awake, I can see it becoming an obsession already!

Plus Jason Issacs, Hot!
Arabian: David & Billie Dancingarabian on August 25th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
I think Awake is going to be amazingly awesome, or amazingly disappointing. I obviously hope it's the former. :)
distant_autumn: Katherine - Dangerous by imaginary_livesdistant_autumn on August 25th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
The Secret Circle and Ringer are definitely on my list, too. And I will be watching the hell out of Once Upon A Time (and yay, Jennifer Morrison ♥!) and giving Grimm a shot because of the premise and the David Greenwalt factor. Terra Nova could be really good or really dreadful, but I'm interested enough that I'll probably at least give it a try. And ooh, I hadn't even heard of Awake before, but that looks seems REALLY interesting.
vanimy: Sydneyvanimy on August 26th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
I kinda feel like about "Buffy", I used to be a huge fan during the first seasons then the show lost me around season 5-6, I watched till the end for the sake of it but it wasn't the same show. and in spite of all the love my 14-year-old self had for the show back then I think people put it on a pedestal these days...

But I digress lol. I love Jennifer Morrison so I'm intrigued by that show of hers, might check it out. I think 'Ringer' looks awesome too I'll definitely check this one out. Thanks for the recs!