NBC 2015 Fall Previews

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I have been working my way through the major networks to see what is coming in the Fall.
Here are the links for ABC and CBS to see their Fall lineup of new shows with clips. There are affiliate links in the post below to shows and movies at Amazon if you want to check any out or add them to your own library, however that does not influence what I write. I am sharing my own thoughts on my site always.

NBC is being a little bit of a tease, and doesn’t have videos for a lot of their line up..boo! I will share what info they have, and hopefully clips will be released soon and I can add them below!

NBC 2015 Fall Previews

Blindspot
PREMIERES SEPT 21 | MONDAYS 10/9c

I have seen a lot of commercials for this one. A lady is dumped in a bag in the middle of Times Square with a tag that says, “Call the FBI”. She is covered (except her face) in tattoos, and has no memory of any of this. I am assuming she was taken and the whole tattoo thing happened a while back since she seems fairly healed (and not in horrible pain). All we know is she has an FBI agent’s name tattooed on her back.  Now it will be figuring out who she is, what all these clues mean, and why this one agent.

The Player
PREMIERES SEPT 24 | THURSDAYS 10/9c

We have Alex Kane, who is a Vegas security consultant. His wife is murdered and now he is pulled into some kind of game. They have a pit boss (Wesley Snipes), dealer, and a player. Alex is the newest player. They bet on crimes, and whether Alex can stop them. There are odds on whether the victim is rescued or killed, or if Alex himself is killed. I have to say I am kinda confused and watched it twice plus paused it. The trailer was very flashy, but lacked some substance for me to determine whether I would watch it or not.

Chicago Med
PREMIERES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10 | SPECIAL TIME 10/9c

(No clip available at this time) This seems to be another part of the Chicago shows currently on NBC. There isChicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and now we have Chicago Med. I feel like it will be another medical drama like ER, Grey’s Anatomy, etc. but you will have some crossover with the other two shows. If you watch the others then this would probably be an easy transition.

Heroes Reborn
PREMIERES SEPT 24 | THURSDAYS 8/7c

I have been so excited about this one! I loved Heroes and it ended abruptly with a big cliffhanger. I won’t reveal any of that now…go watch Heroes! The original series basically had people with these superhuman abilities, and a government entity that would step in and try to control them. You had some who were good and some who were most definitely not.
We are now in the future (I am not sure how far), and these superhuman people are being hunted. They are called “enhanced humans” or EVOS. There are a few familiar faces. The most recognizable is Noah Bennett (the Cheerleader’s dad), or the man wearing the horn rimmed glasses. We also have the beloved, Hiro, from the original series.
This feels like a reboot with some familiar faces to introduce us to the new ones. I can’t wait to see how they explain where Noah Bennett has been, and what is going on.

Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris
PREMIERES SEPT 15 | TUESDAYS 10/9c

I am not sure what this show is yet. It is a “Best” show. It is the best of a bunch of different things: prank, stunt, game, prize, surprise, music, etc. I can’t quite tell if it is more talk/game show or a variety show. Neil Patrick Harris being the host makes me for sure give it a shot. I just hope to understand it a bit more. It is very chaotic looking right now, with an America’s Got Talent feel with all the different acts.

Truth Be Told
PREMIERES OCTOBER 16 | FRIDAYS 8:30/7:30c

What the heck? When I first started on this it was called “People are Talking” then I came back and now it is “Truth Be Told”. I thought I lost it for a minute until I saw the old name at the end of the clip. This is a sitcom focused on two friends and their wives. I know the one couple with the child is married, but not sure about the other. The preview they need a baby sitter, and then think the one they hired is a porn actress. Feels like so-so comedy with a big laugh track.
Of course you spot Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who I remember best from Saved by the Bell in this sitcom. The other face that jumped out at me was Meaghan Rath from Being Human (the US verison that aired on Syfy).

Shades of Blue
COMING SOON TO NBC

(No clip available at this time) This one stars Jennifer Lopez as a New York detective, who has been involved with some dirty cops. She’s been taking bribes and protection money, but she is using it to provide for her daughter (Uh-huh..sounds like beginning of Breaking Bad). She gets busted by the FBI and has to turn on the cops she has been involved with. Now she will have to figure out how to not let them find out and all that.

You, Me, and The End of The World
COMING SOON TO NBC

(No clip available at this time) This is an apocalyptic comedy/drama. You  have a bunch of what they call “eclectic” people, who lives start to intersect. That is an interesting concept, and I will be curious how it plays out. There are a lot of familiar faces in this show.  One that I see to see everywhere: Parks and Recreation and now Brothers and Sisters that I’m binge watching.
Rob Lowe is a busy guy. He is in this NBC comedy/drama and in the new show, The Grinder, with Fred Savage on Fox.

Heartbreaker
COMING SOON TO NBC

(No clip available at this time) For some reason the NBC site wouldn’t open this one. I went to Deadline it to find out what the show was about. From what I read there it is a medical drama based on real life heart surgeon, Dr. Kathy Magliato. She is a top surgeon, strong and fearless in the operating room, and “racy” in her personal life..that could be a whole range of behavior. I can’t say based on the bit they had written. It stars Melissa George, who many remember from The Slap (never watched it), but I know her best from the The Amityville Horror with Ryan Reynolds.

Superstore
COMING SOON TO NBC

(No clip available at this time) This comedy centers about the employees of a “Superstore”, and their relationships. I’m sure they’re trying to get on the band wagon of shows like Friends, Seinfeld, The Office, etc. where you have people who are like family and the hijinks. I don’t know how funny this will be. So many are sick of these superstores, or you know people who work in them. The real life isn’t near comedy.

Hot and Bothered
COMING SOON TO NBC

(No clip available at this time) This looks like a fun comedy about the behind the scenes drama of a Latino soap opera. If this were set at an US soap opera, I wouldn’t think it would work. Daytime soaps have almost all died out. What bits I do catch on TV that doesn’t seem to be the case with the Latino ones. I do love that Eva Longoria is in it! She played a walking soap opera diva in Desperate Housewives, but has great humor.

Coach
COMING SOON TO NBC

(No clip available at this time) I watched Coach some when it was originally on. I wasn’t the biggest fan, but now after ParenthoodI really like Craig T. Nelson (of course Poltergeist). Coach is picking up 18 years later. Hayden is getting out of retirement to help his son, a newly hired coach, deal with a college where they know nothing about sports. I am hoping for some humor like The Replacements(great flick).

Emerald City
COMING SOON TO NBC

(No clip available at this time)This is the Wizard of Oz without the singing and beauty. Sounds like we get a grittier look at Oz, and the power struggles there. Supernaturalhas touched on this in a few episodes as well in their show. Here is a great link with the references to Oz from Supernatural. We see Dorothy as a fighter and not a timid girl skipping along with her pals. This will be a good one to check and out a see a different point of view.

Crowded
COMING SOON TO NBC

(No clip available at this time) I see quite a few recognizable faces with this new comedy. We have a couple, whose kids are grown and out of the house. That means it is time to get their freak on however and wherever they like. That is until both of their adult daughters move back in, and the in-laws decide to not leave the state! I’m sure it will be predictable in its comic situations, but possibly some great dialogue.

Game of Silence
COMING SOON TO NBC

(No clip available at this time) We have a drama about a successful lawyer, whose childhood friends suddenly reappear. There is some deep, dark secret in their past that is resurfacing. Anyone else feel, I Know What You Did Last Summerwritten all over this? It could be good, since it isn’t going for gore but more for relationships between the secret keepers.

First Dates
COMING SOON TO NBC

(No clip available at this time) Produced by Ellen DeGeneres this reality show let’s viewers in on that most awkward experience called the First Date. Each episode shows a variety of couple at the same restaurant on a date, and then at the end of the night we find out if they will date each other again. Yawn! I’d rather something like I have seen in the past where someone sets them up, a Dating Game type of format, or like Blind Date. Not sure how much fun it will be to just watch.

Little Big Shots
COMING SOON TO NBC

(No clip available at this time) Ellen DeGeneres (she’s a busy bee) and Steve Harvey are behind this variety show focused on kids. So, we have America’s Got Talent, but without the prize.

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ABC 2015 Fall TV Previews

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I have checked out the CBS 2015 Fall TV Previews, and now it is time to see what ABC is going to be bringing to us. (Post contains affiliate links, but as always my own opinions and views). Like all the new shows coming out I am basing my opinions on just the previews. I am not looking for any interviews, or other reviews.

ABC 2015 Fall TV Previews

The Catch
COMING SOON

This show is about a fraud investigator, who goes after con artists. She then becomes a victim herself. She finds out the last year has been one big lie and long con her fiancé. That’s a kick in the teeth! I am very interested in this one. Looks like he picked the wrong woman to con, but it does feel like it may be more than just “business” for him. I would say he is falling for the mark in this one, and that will add to the drama level.

I really like seeing Mireille Enos in this one. She did a great job in The Killing , and I’m looking forward to her in this role!

Dr. Ken
SERIES PREMIERE FRIDAY OCT 2 8:30|7:30c

I had no idea that Ken Jeong was a doctor before he became an actor/comedian! This comedy he plays Dr. Ken who is a wonderful doctor, but not a people person. So, he is like a tame House . No being hooked on pills and with a wife and kids. I will check this show out just for Jeong. He was hilarious on Community .

A couple other familiar faces in this are Dave Foley from Kids In The Hall and Tisha Campbell-Martin from Martin.

The Family
COMING SOON

The Family is a thriller/drama about a politician’s family whose young son, Adam, vanished and was presumed dead. It has been ten years and now he has found his way home. There is all kinds of drama. The man convicted of murdering the boy is released. The family is dealing with stresses of running for political office. Throw in an affair, and then finding out the doctor, who confirmed the boy’s identity doesn’t exist! Is this boy really Adam? Is he crazy, a con artist, or a pawn in a bid for political gain?

Joan Allen, who I last saw in The Killing stars in this drama. Another face that popped out to me was Andrew McCarthy. That is an 80’s blast from the past..think St. Elmo’s Fire and Pretty in Pink.

The Muppets
SERIES PREMIERE TUESDAY SEPT 22 8|7c

Gotta say this looks pretty damn funny! I thought they may go the sketch comedy route like in the 70’s with The Muppet Show. This however is a more of a reality, documentary, behind the scenes spoof style of show. You have your favorites like Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, the Swedish Chef, etc. which is fabulous. “Animal do nudity if tasteful” Ha!! There is plenty of slap stick and silliness kids will like, but touches of humor geared towards us adults too.

Of Kings and Prophets
COMING SOON

This one is a biblical drama, and I will say I have no idea what or if any of it is from the Bible. What I gather from this is you have a king, who wants to retain his power (like any king would want to just give that up), a prophet, whose job is to guide the king by sharing God’s word, and then this third person, who seems to be destine for the throne. This one is good for those like my Hubs, who like the biblical shows and History Channel type stuff. You’re going to have violence, blood, and sex for sure in this one.

Blood and Oil
SERIES PREMIERE SUNDAY SEPT 27 9|8c

First thought when I saw the title…Dallas! It is hard to not see any show about oil and family drama and not think of the huge hit (two separate occasions) of Dallas. So this shows the rich and the poor of oil. You have a young couple trying to get in on the action and the rich trying to keep it all to themselves.

Most younger girls will notice Chace Crawford from Gossip Girl . I never watched it, recognized his name. I spotted Don Johnson. Gotta know him from Miami Vice , Baby and the great movie, Tin Cup.

Quantico
SERIES PREMIERE SUNDAY SEPT 27 10|9c

This show is set at Quantico around a group of recruits training for the FBI. We have a lot of personal drama on this show. Feels very Grey’s Anatomy at the start especially with two of them having sex right off the bat just like Meredith and Derek. The added twist is there is a terrorist attack that seems to have come from the inside, and our heroine is set up for the crime and must find out what happened. So that adds a little 24 feel to the mix, but I wonder how long it will continue. Obviously most if not the whole first season will be about Alex Parrish trying to prove her innocence and find who the real terrorist is. I don’t know if then it will go back to the training base or hop forward or what.

Only face I recognized was Dougray Scott from Hemlock Grove . I thought I was losing it, since I couldn’t find it on his IMDb, but got my proof here.

The Real O’Neals
COMING SOON

This comedy is focused on an Irish Catholic family, that isn’t as perfect as they appear. We have a klepto daughter, anorexic son, and a gay son plus the parents are divorcing. I’m sure some while have issue with this show, but it is a show! Sometimes it is good to look at religion and its expectations with a dose of humor. This show doesn’t seem to be as focused on religion as it is on just being honest. If you can’t tell your family the truth and have their support you’re screwed.

I love seeing Martha Plimpton in this. I just finished watching Raising Hope and she was great in that! Others may know her better for The Goonies.

Uncle Buck
COMING SOON

I am not sure, but this feels like a remake of the John Candy movie, Uncle Buck. Uncle Buck is called in to help care for his nieces and nephew when their nanny quits. He is about as mature as the kids, but of course taking care of the kids helps him grow up as well. Pretty easy read on this show. It could be funny, but a full series it will be hard to keep up the laughs on a weekly basis.

Wicked City
SERIES PREMIERE TUESDAY OCT 27 10|9c

This crime drama is set in 1982, Los Angeles. Feels like a modern day kind of Jack the Ripper. This killer has an MO of making a dedication to the girl he is going to kill before he kills her. This will be an interesting cat and mouse type of show. I know it is called a drama, but definitely feels more like a triller.

Had a familiar face, Erika Christensen, whose series Parenthood (excellent show!) recently wrapped up. Also, got a glimpse of Taissa Farmiga from American Horror Story, and who knew she is the sister of Vera Farmiga from Bates Motel.

There are the 2015 Fall shows for ABC. The ones making my list are:

The Muppets
Wicked City
The Catch
The Family
Dr. Ken

I didn’t really rank them this time, because they are all really close.

I will check out The Real O’Neals and probably Quantico as well.

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CBS 2015 Fall TV Previews

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One of my favorite things is seeing the clips for the upcoming showing, and judging picking out which ones I will watch! (post contains affiliate links, but all of my own opinions and random bits) Keep in mind these are my initial opinions of these shows purely from the clips below. Sure, I could do a 180 on ya later and end up loving the ones I hate now, or vice versa…we will see!

Here are the CBS 2015 Fall TV Previews:

Angel From Hell
Premieres Thursday, Nov 5 9:30/8:30c


Dermatologist Allison (Maggie Lawson) runs into this seemingly crazy lady, Amy (Jane Lynch), who turns out to be her guardian angel.

Who doesn’t love Jane Lynch? Of course we all know her as Coach Sue Sylvester from Glee. She just has this wit, and way about her…I anticipate many funny things and quotable dialogue.  I totally want her as my guardian angel!

If Maggie Lawson looks familiar she was Detective Juliet O’Hara on Psych. She is cast as the pretty “straight man” in this, and has a likeable presence, and a good chemistry with Lynch.

Life In Pieces
Premieres Monday, Sept. 21 8:30/7:30c

I should’ve known this show had a connection to Modern Family(same director). Life In Pieces is a comedy about one family, but told in variety of shorter stories…yeah, Modern Family. I am not surprised CBS is trying to get a show like that. ABC hit a gold mine with Modern Family, and it is a definite favorite of mine.

Casting is crucial in a family comedy. Life In Pieces has a couple bigger names: James Brolin (The Amityville Horror , Hotel, plus much more) and Dianne Wiest (Parenthood, Footloose, Edward Scissorhands, and more).

I just don’t feel the humor and kinda don’t care. Perhaps they went with Brolin for nostalgia like Ed O’Neill on Modern Family and Craig T. Nelson on Parenthood , but he is lacking the fatherly vibe I want. The funniest part was the woman with the mirror after she had a baby, but the funeral themed birthday party..eh! Locked in a casket is a definite gag, and too desperate for a laugh.

Supergirl
Premieres Mon., Oct. 26 8:30/7:30c

I’m in love with this one! First off I was eh about the idea, but then the clip played. I like the story. In case you don’t know Superman had a cousin who came to Earth when their planet was dying. She too lives the double life of mild mannered human and superhero. This one just looks so good, partly because there has always been a lack of female superheroes, and I have a soft spot for Supermanmovies of the 70’s-80’s and the Supergirl movie.

I like that Kara “Supergirl” isn’t hiding her identity as much or as long as Superman did. I knew the actress, Melissa Benoist, looked familiar. She was in Glee around the time I quit watching, but she played Marley Rose. I love Calista Flockhart in her bitchy boss role, and “Jimmy” James Olson is HOT! I was also happy to see Chyler Leigh. I really liked her on Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Lexie Grey, and really thought that Taxi Brooklyn show she looked idiotic. This looks like a better fit!

Code Black
Premieres Wed., Sept. 30 10/9c

Code Black feels like a mix of the most intense episodes of ER and Grey’s Anatomy. It is very high energy and intense. Code Black means “In the ER when there are more patients than resources”. I would call that when the shit hits the fan. This show is inspired by the documentary, Code Black, that followed doctors in America’s busiest emergency room in Los Angeles County Hospital. It looks like a good show, but it really may be too intense for me to watch some weeks. I think it is going to be one that works the emotions a lot!

I didn’t recognize a lot of the actors other than Marcia Gay Harden , who has a starring role in this as Leanne Rorish and Luis Guzmán as Jesse Sallander.

Limitless
Premieres Tue., Sep. 22 10/9c

This one is inspired by the movie, Limitless, which was a good flick even with Bradley Cooper in it. Basically there is a drug you can take that let’s you use 100% of your brain. This makes you able to learn faster, better, and basically know everything! The uses of this are for lack of a better word, limitless. Looks like a fun crime, conspiracy type, thriller.

Other than Bradley Cooper right off the bat, the first person to jump out for me was Jennifer Carpenter, who was Debra Morgan on Dexter. (Man I miss that show!)

So there’s the new Fall CBS shows for 2015. My must sees of these are definitely Supergirl and Angel from Hell. Limitless in a close third with Code Black following and Life In Pieces at the bottom of my list.

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