Fall coming could signal any number of things are coming, I’m sure for many of you it’s back to school time, but for me Fall means only two things:
- I get to wear John Watson sweaters and flannel
- TV gets awesome again.
Summer for those of us without cable is generally a vast television wasteland filled with reality shows and talent competitions. Those of you with cable understand that the end of August generally signals the end of the fantastic summer shows and the beginning of the rerun dry spell. Then, suddenly, in the middle of September the floodgates open and the premiers start. Old series returning, new series trying to get off the ground, networks vying for your attention. Yes, Fall is a beautiful season.
So once the floodgates open, what should you watch? I mean, there are, like, 33 new shows premiering on basic cable alone. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are the five new shows that we’re excited about watching, we’re not going to play favorites yet so the list is in chronological order by date of premiere.
Premieres Monday September 16th at 9/8c on Fox
A revamped telling of the classic story of Ichabod Crane (which I’ve always had a soft spot for having grown up in the Hudson Valley) that flicks back and forth between the present day and Revolutionary War era Sleepy Hollow, NY. Turns out the Headless Horseman isn’t a solitary villain, he’s the first of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse and it’s up to Ichabod to stop them. It looks fantastic, and basically fills every criteria for what I look for in a TV show. I can’t wait.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Premieres Tuesday September 24th at 8/7c on ABC
It’s Avengers for your TV and Coulson is alive, DO YOU NEED OTHER REASONS TO WATCH?! I didn’t think so.
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Premieres Thursday October 10th at 8/7c on ABC
A lot of people are really excited that this is happening. For the record, I think Once Upon a Time is a hot mess but I can’t look away from it and I worry this show will make the same mistakes. That being said, I think the writers really have a chance to turn things around with this spinoff. In theory, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland really works and I hope it manages to deliver.
Premieres Friday October 25th at 10/9c on NBC
Producers of Downton Abbey, Director of The Tudors, Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Sexy Victorian Steampunk-y Dracula. I didn’t know how much I wanted this show until this show occurred. Let’s pray for good writing and a devoted fan following, kids, because this show has a lot of potential and NBC hasn’t really been promoting it.
Premieres Saturday November 23rd as part of Supernatural Saturday on BBC America
Way to keep this super under-wraps, BBC. I literally have no idea about what this show will actually be about because they aren’t telling me anything but they keep teasing me with little things and now I’m dying to know. I guess that’s kind of the point. The show is filling some big shoes, taking Merlin‘s time slot, but knowing the BBC it will deliver.
And of course I’ve plotted it out so these new shows don’t interfere with my old shows (Tuesdays, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. followed immediately by Supernatural? Yes, excellent.). What shows are you excited for this fall? Let us know in the comments if we should be watching anything else.