The new television season effectively begins tonight and they means I’m going crazy trying to catch every new show that I haven’t been able to watch the pilot for already. While I’m excited for some returning favorites, here are some new shows (in alphabetical order) that piqued my interest.
Agents of SHIELD
Premiere: FOX, 9/24, 8 PM
What it’s about: Based off of the popular MARVEL cinematic universe, this show follows Agent Coulson (who previously died on screen in The Avengers) and a group of agents.
Why I’m eager to watch (and you should be too): MARVEL. Superheroes. Enough said. Oh, and Joss Whedon has a major hand in the series early development.
Premiere: FOX, 9/17, 8:30 PM
What it’s about: SNL alum Andy Samburg stars in a workplace comedy that happens to be set in a police station.
Why I’m eager to watch (and you should be too): We get to see if this Lonely Island jokester has comedic chops outside of SNL and if he can carry a comedy with a promising premise.
Masters of Sex
Premiere: SHOWTIME, 9/29, 10 PM
What it’s about: Based on real life researcher Dr. William H. Masters (Michael Sheen) and his sexy new assistant (Lizzy Caplan) as he conducts controversial research on sex in the 1950s.
Why I’m eager to watch (and you should be too): It looks like it is going to be the best new premium cable drama. Which also means it is going to be the best new drama. It’s going to be well acted, well filmed, and well written. Premium cable shows always have more time to be developed and are treated like films and mini-series when it comes to quality.
The Michael J. Fox Show
Premiere: NBC, 9/26, 9:30 PM
What it’s about: Michael J Fox stars as a NYC journalist juggling his family and his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Why I’m eager to watch (and why you should be too): Michael J. Fox is a comedy television maestro and we all should bow down to him in his return to television.
Super Fun Night
Premiere: ABC, 10/2, 9:30 PM
What it’s about: Single ladies get together and party every Friday night. Things get saucy when a new girl is added to the mix.
Why I’m eager to watch (and you should be too): Rebel Wilson. She created it, wrote it, stars in it. It was planned to be on CBS last year, but the network passed on the show. ABC swooped in to capitalize on Wilson’s success in Pitch Perfect.