Monday, September 29, 2014

The Voice Season Seven : Week Two, Night Three

John Martin sang Sweet Pea-- Little bit of a lame song choice, but he's original. He got everyone minus Adam to turn with Blake turning quite early on. I loved the tone in his voice, his falsetto is lovely. Adam said Blake would be good for you, and that's the first time I've ever said that in the history of The Voice. John actually went with Adam and Blake.
Team Blake

Jessie Pitts sang The Story-- Jessie's voice was sweet, but I feel like Blake chose her for the sentimental value to the song rather than her vocal abilities. I have a feeling she is going to be cannon fodder. Gwen thought Jessie's voice was like an angel. Blake said that was his wedding song and her voice is like a box of lucky charms. I noticed this a long time ago, but Gwen and Blake like similar voices.
Team Gwen, very predictable.

Michael Stein sang The Devil Went Down to Georgia-- It's a shame that no one turned for him because he is talented, particularly as a fiddler.

Ricky Manning sang Love Me Again-- Ricky's voice is boss. I loved it, and his runs were solid and consistent every time which is why Pharrell said he turned for him. I think that they are going to be a great match. Props to Blake for having the knowledge and smarts to turn around for Ricky. Adam admitted that he should have turned, and Gwen probably knows inside that she should have too. This was definitely deserving of four chairs.
Team Pharrell

Mistee Merritt sang You Gotta Be
Jeremy Cole sang I Can Dream About You

Kelli Douglas sang Danny's Song-- I am pretty excited that Pharrell passed on her. She seemed nice enough but I did not like the song choice at all. Adam turned almost immediately. Blake told Adam to stop flirting with her. Blake said your voice is haunting and there are some Texas things in your voice as well like those quick breaks in your voice. Kelli said she had to go with her heart so she picked Adam.
Team Adam

Blessing Offor sang Just the Two of Us-- Wow, a four chair turn, a blessing for Blessing! I could feel his emotion as he was singing and I loved the soul in his voice. Adam told him that they all turned around. Gwen said that Blessing's voice had that same great tone that Pharrell's does. Blake said, I think I'm gonna throw up. Adam said I could feel the electricity in this room. You recovered from being a half step off and that gave me so much confidence in you. Pharrell said he loved that he took a country song and sang it in the style that he did.
Team Pharrell

Troy Ritchie sang Out of my League-- I am super surprised that no one else turned around because Troy had a great voice, and I love the song, it's so fun and free sounding. Gwen liked his voice and how seamless it was. She said we're stuck together, you don't even get a choice. Pharrell said you have such a strong voice, and you're perfect with Gwen.
Team Gwen

Cole Wilkinson sang Classic-- Cole was so sweet. I understand why the coaches didn't turn, and I do hope that he comes back next year and tries out again. Pharrell was right, he has rhythm.

Mia Pffirrman sang Unconditionally-- Yay! Four chair turn! Adam and Blake turned first and then Gwen and Pharrell. Blake said it's incredible that you were able to do a performance of that song like that.  Gwen said I want to see who you want to become with a different song. Pharrell said she took chances vocally and she sang like it was her only moment. Mia said she chose Adam because he was persistent and complimentary.
Team Adam

Lightning Round.... so fast I didn't even get it all.....
Alessandra Castronovo sang When Love Takes Over-- Team Adam
Jordy Cercy sang ???-- Team Pharrell
Kensington Moore sang Til the Love Runs Out-- Team Blake

Bree Fondacaro sang It Ain't Me Babe -- Wow, Blake, what a find my man! I thought her voice was haunting and flawless. Gwen said I am looking forward to watching you sing some more. Adam said he always wants to push but he didn't push. Blake said your voice has a rawness to it like Bonnie Tyler, you fit perfectly into my team.

Anita Antoinette sang Turn Your Lights Down Low-- Amazing, back from season three, four chair turn. She was the performance of the night. Gwen said it was so heartfelt and you owned the song. Adam brought up that Tessanne Chin was on my team. Gwen said what have you been doing since Adam and Blake didn't choose you? Pharrell said you're definitely a different artist. Adam said when she picks me I am not giving you up; your head and your heart are in the right place. Wow, I am really shocked that she picked Gwen.
Team Gwen

Standouts tonight? I wish I could choose almost everyone but for me it was Bree and Anita. Wow.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Voice Season 7: Night 2

Overall, this was another underwhelming night. I don't feel the contestants are as talented as in years past. 

Danica Shirley sang Big White Room-- I was underwhelmed with this performance, there
was nothing that stood out for me, nothing special, and therefore, I have to give big props to
Blake for being the only judge with enough guts not to turn around. Danica, prove me
wrong, but this was mediocre.
Team Pharrell because she wanted to make him "happy"

Joe Kirk sang Lego House-- A very deserving four chair turn! I loved this, great phrasing on the lyrics and a sweet voice. He could be Adam's little bro. Adam liked his confidence, Pharrell thought he was a beast, and Gwen liked his tone but told him to loosen up on stage.
Team Adam

Menlik Zergabachew sang Santeria-- I loved the creative liberties he took with this performance. The style of the song suited him well, and then he dropped all these other little nuances into it. It was really nice. Blake turned around very early in the song and Gwen came in at the very last minute. I actually would have picked Blake. He asked Gwen if he would let him do reggae and Blake said he would let him too. Blake offered to make him a drink rather than getting a Team Gwen t shirt. I would have taken the drink personally. Blake called the performance "technically perfect".
Team Gwen

Jimi Milligan sang Get Ready-- No chair turns this time around. 

Reagan James sang Give Me Love-- Another Blake verse Gwen battle. Love her voice, she reminds me a little bit of early Gwen with the pitch of her voice. Gwen begs for Reagan to be on her team. Blake says he knows what it takes to win the competition. He loves Reagan's mix of falsetto and full voice. She says R&B is her favorite music but she does right and picks Blake. They are going to be a major threat as a team. 
Team Blake 

Taylor Phelan sang Sweater Weather-- A four chair turn. I am unsure whether or not this warranted four chairs. I liked the performance and certainly liked how in the zone he was but I would have liked to see another song on him. The judges even gave him a standing ovation. I am obviously a little bit confused this season. Adam pitches that he turned around first. Gwen felt like she was at a rock concert. Pharrell said Taylor's guitar was like part of his body, and Blake said he's never seen someone so locked into stage presence.
Team Pharrell

Caitlin Lucia sang You're the One That I Want-- No chair turns for the lackluster performance. 

Sugar Jones sang Chain of Fools-- I wonder if Sugar Jones is her real name? Anyhow, I did like her voice, she has to learn to control the growling because too much of that can be annoying. Gwen and Blake both turned at the last minute, Gwen calling her voice "perfect" and Blake saying that he wants to sing "Me and Mrs. Jones" with her desperately. 
Team Gwen

Taylor Brashears sang You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man-- Taylor has tons of attitude in her voice and obviously her style would suit a partnership with Blake. Adam and Pharrell turned fairly quickly while Blake said that he wanted to hear the whole song because it's one that is close to his heart. 
Team Blake 

Andy Cherry sang Everybody Want to Rule the World-- I think he tried to make this too different from the original and that's why no one turned. 

Maiya Sykes sang Stay with Me-- I liked Maiya, she seems like an experienced vocalist, and she has a powerful voice. This was a four chair turn with Pharrell on his feet almost the entire time. Blake thinks she can win the show. Pharrell tells her to follow her ambitions. Gwen welcomes Maiya to her team, and Adam reminds Maiya that he has won three trophies. Maiya decides to go with Pharrell because he stood up for her. I am not sure that's a good reason to choose him but I do think this is a good match. 
Team Pharrell

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Voice Season 7 Begins Tonight!

Luke Wade sang That's How Strong My Love Is-- Wow, this was a four chair turn? I was not feeling him that much, but way to go to Pharrell. He scored the first contestant.
Team Pharrell

Clara Hong sang Chuck E's in Love-- Again, wasn't wowed with this contestant either but Adam, Gwen, and Pharrell all turned around. Adam spoke in Korean and wrote a poem for her. Pharrell called her voice silk. Ooohhh good luck with this one Adam.
Team Adam

Bryana Salaz sang Problem by Ariana Grande-- This was pitchy all over the place, I am glad you're excited Gwen cause I am not.
Team Gwen

Dennis Bell sang She Used to Be Mine-- I am puzzled, this was the best contestant so far, and no one turned around for him, but turned around for all the other people above. Blake said he had a true country sound. Adam said he felt his pain through his voice.

Damien sang It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday-- Now this guy deserved the four chair turn, amazing. I love this song and loved how emotional he was as he sang. Can you tell this is the first person I am genuinely excited about this season. Gwen gave Damien an embrace as he broke down. Pharrell said he deserved the four chairs. Damien said he chose Adam cause he seemed the most sincere.
Team Adam

Allison Bray sang Merry Go Round-- three out of four (minus Pharrell), and Adam is on his feet. Blake gave her good advice last season to come back and work on her pitch. He said she was a breath of fresh air and she was great, most excited he has been in a long time. Pharrell endorsed Blake. Adam said stay in your lane and let me drive for a little bit. I liked this girl, she sounded almost like a country rocker. She would be really good with Blake. Allison said she came back for Blake, and now she got him.
Team Blake

Megg sang Celebrity Skin-- She has a husky voice, and no one turned around. She actually conjured up Gwen Stefani a little bit. Blake found it dramatic and thought some words needed to be more enunciated. Pharrell thought her pitch was spot on. Gwen liked the aggressiveness in her voice and said that's a tough quality for a woman to have in her voice. Megg confessed that Gwen is one of her biggest inspirations and Pharrell said come back, try again, and Gwen will have you on her team.

Taylor John Williams sang Heartless-- Loved this performance, I can tell that he is an artist and not just a singer. Taylor said he loves lyrics and songwriting. Gwen said she needs to write a new album and being around him could inspire her. Adam said he turned around way before everyone else. Gwen said she is so moved and was so in the moment that that's why she didn't turn around until later. Pharrell said Adam understands your voice, but Gwen understands his future. He said he picked Gwen cause she understood him. Final question-- why didn't Blake and Pharrell turn around?
Team Gwen

Elyjuh Rene sang XO-- Adam turned right away and then Pharrell. I love the purity in his voice and how he added his own little flares and embellishments to the vocal. This was a pleasure to listen to. Adam said he sang with such joy and passion, it was blissful. Pharrell called him anointed. Blake said no one is more competitive than Adam, perhaps a vote of confidence. Elyjuh chose Pharrell, wow, I would have gone with Adam.
Team Pharrell

Bianca Espinal sang Foolish Games-- Disappointing that no one turned around, but I think it was the wrong song for her. Pharrell said what you didn't feel, we didn't feel.

James David Carter sang Nobody Knows-- A well deserved four chair turn. This guy is a the real deal. I really hope Blake gets him cause I think that they could be good together. Standing ovation from all four judges. Pharrell said there wasn't a nervous second in that performance. Gwen said there is no one on my team like you, and Blake is going to have all country singers on his team and then he's going to knock them out one by one. Blake said it was the best country audition he has ever heard. Adam said you can win this thing no problem. James said he had to go with this gut, Blake Shelton.
Team Blake

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dancing with the Stars: Season 19

Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke danced a Cha Cha Cha--Len told him to work on his footwork. Julianne agreed with Len but said he had great extension. Carrie Ann liked their chemistry and told him to apply it to dances going forward. Scores: 6, 6, 6, 7= 25 out of 40 (order is Carrie Ann, Len, Julianne, Bruno)

Lea Thompson and Artem Chignitsev danced a Foxtrot-- Lea impressed me with her first move. Julianne thought it was beautiful and said her lines were spectacular.  Bruno said she needs to maintain her posture and hold. Carrie Ann thought it was one of the best first Foxtrots she ever seen. She thinks that they are a well balanced team. Len thought it was terrific. Scores: 8, 8, 8, 8= 32 out of 40

Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy danced a Jive-- Ooohh, this was fun! She went for it. Bruno said it was spicy hot, naughty, naughty! He felt she went out full energy and he loves sexy. He told her to polish the Jive side. Carrie Ann agreed and said polish the kicks and flicks, but you have great potential. Len liked how it was sharp and clean. Julianne called it sharp, raw, sexy, and fierce, and said it's hard to come out the first week and do Jive. Scores: 7, 7, 7, 8= 29 out of 40

Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe danced a Cha Cha Cha-- This was a little rough, she looked scared and rehearsed. Keo kept trying to bring her out and it wasn't happening. Carrie Ann said uhh ohh. Len told her not to give up because she does have personality. Julianne told her to work on the fluidity with her legs. Bruno said we've all messed it up, he said you messed up, you're gorgeous, come back next week and try again. Scores: 6, 6, 5, 5= 22 out of 40

Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani danced a Cha Cha Cha-- Betsey is totally hilarious and she has such a great personality. Len and Julianne said they were sad that it got messed up at the end. Bruno likes that she's a spunky rebel with gusto. Scores: 5, 5, 5, 5= 20 out of 40

Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess danced a Foxtrot-- Wow, Tavis Smiley, that was so unexpected. He came out with so much flair. Julianne thought it was awesome and he came out with a different side of him. Bruno said the joyful side bursts out of you, and said it was a great performance. Carrie Ann said you're a natural mover, well done. Len said work on your footwork, but for fun and enjoyment, it was great. Tavis said he has already lost 20 pounds doing the show. Scores: 7, 7, 8, 7= 29 out of 40 .... I liked his, people get the "some" of us, but not the "sum" of us. ;-) ....... then Erin said, some more, and Tom said he wants dim sum.

Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas danced a Cha Cha Cha-- Sadie was so cute and fun. Bruno called her a bird of paradise, and her leg placement was so fantastic.Carrie Ann said she is a star. Len loved her hand placement. Julianne thought she was the entire package. Scores: 8, 8, 9, 9= 34 out of 40

Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater danced a Cha Cha Cha-- Carrie Ann said she wanted to see more steps. Len said the engine was running but he never got out of first gear. He said it was too tight. I have to say I agree with Len, I didn't like it either. Julianne said, I wanna dance with you, it looked so fun. I don't know what Julianne is thinking. Bruno said it needed fine tuning. Scores: 7, 6, 6, 6=25 out of 40

Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker danced a Jive-- I loved that, I can tell Allison is an awesome teacher, and I can see that they were having a ton of fun. Len said work on the details but great potential. Julianne said he was a natural performer. Carrie Ann said you're a polished performer, everything was so precise. Scores: 8, 7, 7, 8= 30 out of 40

Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd danced a Cha Cha Cha-- Seriously loved everything about that performance. It was so fun and entertaining and not too serious. Julianne thought he looked sexy, she said he was rico suave. Bruno said he was cool grandpa and he can get down. Carrie Ann said fantastic, you were funkier than Bruno. Len said painless, fun; I enjoyed it. Chong said I am really good at doing what beautiful women tell me what to do. Scores: 7, 6, 7, 7= 27 out of 30

Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff danced a Foxtrot-- Bruno found him light on his feet and told him to keep his shoulders down. Carrie Ann said you are so sexy out there and I loved the way you handled Karina. Len said it was dandy Randy, lovely, well done. Julianne said you are the epitome of a man. Karina looked amazing and Randy looked great with her, so dashing and light on his feet. Scores: 8, 7, 8, 8= 31 out of 40

Bethany Mota and Derek Hough danced a Jive-- Carrie Ann found Bethany effervescent. Len said it was terrific. Carrie Ann and Bruno agree that she has to work on having consistent energy. I was a little bit underwhelmed by her performance, but maybe I have high expectations because it's Derek. Scores: 8, 8, 8, 8= 32 out of 40

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson danced a Jive-- It was so fun, thought I was watching Carlton Banks but with more polish. Len said best dance of the night without question. Julianne said he has so much style and musicality and complimented Witney on her choreography. Bruno said, Prince of Bel Aire, you're the King of the Night. Carrie Ann said, you just raised the stakes my friend. Scores: 9, 9, 9, 9= 36 out of 40

Who is going home? Bottom three prediction....... Michael Waltrip, Betsey Johnson, Lolo Jones. Lolo should go because she just had such a bad attitude, and I am surprised at that behavior coming from someone who is such a champion. If she is deserving of a second chance, Michael should go because Betsey is way too fun.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fall TV 2014

What you should be watching?


A new drama with some laughs on CBS or the longest running comedy? I'm recording one and watching the other. 

At 8 pm on CBS:

NEW! Madame Secretary-- premieres September 21st at 8:30 pm, Tea Leoni stars as Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA Analyst turned college professor who is whisked back into the political stage when the President taps her to become the new Secretary of State following the mysterious death of the prior one. Tim Daly plays Leoni's husband and although it may be a bit of a stretch that the show features a political issue every week, it fits in perfectly with the CBS demographic. People are going to like this show and what makes it better is that Leoni and Daly are such likable actors and characters. Bebe Neuwirth also stars.

At 8 pm on FOX:

The Simpsons-- returns with it's 26th Season, premieres September 26th at 8 pm, There will be a Family Guy and The Simpsons crossover episode. The two families will become friends. A major character is also scheduled to die in this episode, who it is, is being kept under wraps.

Check out a clip HERE

What I am even more excited about is that The Simpsons is going to have it's own MAC Cosmetics Collection!

I cannot wait to see the new developments in the wake of Will's death, and what will become of Peter and Alicia's relationship on The Good Wife.

At 9 pm on CBS:

The Good Wife-- premieres September 21st, is back for it's sixth season, fresh off Julianna Margulies' Emmy Win for Season 5. What's missing this season? Josh Charles as Will Gardner who was killed off towards the end of last season. What's happening in season six? Alicia (Margulies) may run for State Attorney. Taye Diggs has been cast as a "talented and meticulous" lawyer. Steven Pasquale has been cast as a campaign manager, supposedly for Alicia. Alicia and Peter's marriage is basically just for show at this point, in public they're happily married. Behind closed doors is another story.

Revenge returned to it's amazing roots in season three; I cannot wait for season four to knock my socks off!

At 10 pm on ABC:

Revenge-- premieres September 28th, finished season three in grand fashion. Victoria killed Emily's true love, Aiden. Conrad went to jail, got out, and he was stabbed and left for dead by none other than David Clarke! Emily's father is alive. Emily finally got the best of Victoria who ended up in a mental health facility, and Emily committed her. Emily is going to do a lot of self reflecting this season. She is going to see the havoc she's wreaked on the lives of those who care about her, they've put their lives on the line all so Emily can avenge David's supposed death. Jack will be at the center of her reflection, especially now that her love Aiden is gone. David will not be who Emily or Victoria think he is. Because Aiden is gone, Emily has a whole new reason for revenge.


Take your pick on Monday night at 8 pm because there are a lot of good choices....

At 8 pm on ABC:

Dancing with the Stars-- premieres September 15th, the cast will be announced on September 4th. Julianne Hough is returning to the show, this time as a 4th judge. Absent from this season will be Maxsim Chmerkoskiy who won last season with gold medal figure skater Meryl Davis.

Alfonso Ribiero and Whitney Carson

Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas
Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater
Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe
Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker
Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev
Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke
Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff
Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy
Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd
Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani
Bethany Mota and Derek Hough
Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess

Ehhh this is kind of a disappointing cast. I will be looking at Alfonso, Lolo, Antonio, Sadie, Randy, and Janel.

At 8 pm on CBS:

2 Broke Girls-- premieres October 27th, Kim Kradashian West will guest star as herself, she's lend her social media expertise to Max and Caroline's cupcake shop. Jesse Metcalfe will also guest as Max's booty call, hopefully he will stick around for more than one episode.

At 8 pm on FOX:

NEW! Gotham-- premieres September 22nd, Gotham tells the story of James Gordon the detective who later becomes acquainted with Bruce Wayne (Batman as we know him). The series also shows us the origins of many of the villains including The Penguin, The Riddler, The Joker, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, etc. Ben McKenzie of "The O.C." and "Southland" plays the honorable detective. Other notables include Jada Pinkett Smith playing Fish Mooney. The first series will supposedly consist of 16 episodes.

At 8 pm on NBC:

The Voice-- premieres September 22nd, Adam and Blake are back for Season 7 of the hit show, and are joined this time around by Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. Adam is back to his real hair color by the way, just one more reason I am excited for this season. ;-)

At 9, you can watch a new drama on CBS or a dramedy on The CW,

At 9 pm on CBS:

NEW! Scorpion-- premieres September 22nd but you can watch the preview online now .The series, written by Nick Santora (Prison Break, Breakout Kings) follows an eccentric genius named Walter (played by Elyes Gabel, Person of Interest) and his international network of super-geniuses as they form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. Katherine McPhee plays a diner waitress and also genius named Paige. 

At 9 pm on The CW:

NEW! Jane the Virgin-- premieres October 13th, love the premise of this show based on a Venezuelan telenovela; Jane, a 23 year old virgin raised by her mom and grandmother is an aspiring writer studying to be a teacher and currently working at a Miami hotel. Jane is engaged to a great guy named Michael who is a detective. Her life and plans are forever turned upside down when she goes to the doctor for a routine physical and is accidentally artificially inseminated. What does she do next? Well, you'll have to watch to find out. 

This is what I will be watching at 10 pm on Monday night, amazing premise, great cast, what more could I ask for?

At 10 pm on NBC:

NEW! State of Affairs-- premieres November 17th, Katherine Heigl and Alfre Woodard return to TV in roles that they seem born to play. Heigl plays top CIA Analyst Charlestown Tucker who is on a mission to find the people who killed her fiance who happens to be the son of President Constance Payton played by Woodard. Charlestown works hard to balance her tough job, personal life, and getting to the bottom of her fiance's death which she discovers is a lot more than meets the eye. 


At 8 pm on ABC:

NEW! Selfie-- premieres September 30th, I was pleasantly surprised as I sat and watched the premiere episode of Selfie on Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) has hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers, but discovers that social media friends are not the same as having real friends. She enlists the help of her coworker Henry (John Cho) to help her change her image and form real connections with others. 

At 8:30 pm on ABC:

NEW! Manhattan Love Story-- premieres September 30th, Another comedy, and another vote of confidence from me. This is out of the ordinary, but I loved the preview for Manhattan Love Story. This is a fun little romantic comedy (we need more of those right now; we're living in a cynical world!) What I liked about this preview is that it gives you insight to what the opposite sex is thinking. The series stars the adorable Analeigh Tipton, who finished in third place on Cycle 11 of America's Next Top Model. Jake McDorman is her love interest from the ABC family show Greek. 

At 8 pm on NBC-- More of The Voice, see Monday

At 8 pm on The CW:

NEW! The Flash-- premieres October 7th, the latest CW comic book show creation The Flash boasts a powerful cast. If you don't know the story of The Flash, read this awesome "About" from the show's website to learn more. 

At 9:30 on NBC:

About a Boy-- premieres October 14th, At the end of the first season Fiona (Minnie Driver) thought Will's girlfriend Sam was pregnant and that's why she was moving in with him, but she wasn't. She got a job offer in NYC. So Will decided to move there with her which hurt Marcus, and secretly hurt Fiona too. Will and Marcus made up before he made the move. The end of the episode is Will and Marcus skyping and us wondering when Will is going to move back because we all know he will. 

At 10 pm on NBC:

Chicago Fire-- premieres September 23rd, Season 2 finished with no shortage of cliffhangers, romance, and fires. Gabby passed her firefighter test and is assigned to a firehouse where the guys are sexist and disrespectful. Severide reaches out to Lindsay in the midst of an emotional crisis. Will he open up to her? Did Gabby and Casey get engaged? Boden and Donna get married at the firehouse amongst friends. Mills wants someone to look into his father's side of the family. What secrets will be exposed? The big cliffhanger was when basically everyone was called to a fire and the whole team minus Boden was inside when the whole building exploded, everything went up in flames, and no one responded to Boden's call. Who will die?


At 8 pm on FOX:

Hell's Kitchen-- premieres September 10th, This will be Season 13 of the series, and will include the 200th episode of Hell's Kitchen! 


Bryant Gallaher, 29, Lead Line Cook from Virginia Beach, VA
Ashley Sherman, 29, Lead Line Cook from Bethlehem, PA
Brian Santos, 33, Sous Chef from Boston, MA
Frank Bilotti, 26, Executive Chef from Staten Island, NY
Janai Simpson, 24, Chef de Partie from La Grange, GA
Jennifer Salhoff, 33, Private Chef from Philadelphia, PA
Sterling Wright, 40, Grill Chef from Nashville, TN
JR Robinson, 29, Private Chef from Washington DC
Sade Dancy, 25, Lead Line Cook from Philadelphia, PA
Denine Giordano, 23, Culinary Student from Philadelphia, PA
Aaron Lhamon, 28, Lead Line Cook from Maynard, MA
Roe Dileo, 33, Head Chef from Dallas, TX
La Tasha Mccutchen, 33, Kitchen Supervisor from Winter Haven, FL
JP DeDominicis, 28, Kitchen Manager from Boston, MA
Kalen Morgenstern, 32, Sous Chef from River Oak, TX
Steve Rosenthal, 34, Executive Chef from Detroit, MI
Katie Mckeown, 23, Line Cook from Dallas, TX
Fernando Cruz, 28, Executive Chef from La Quinta, CA

At 8 pm on NBC:

NEW! The Mysteries of Laura-- premieres September 24th, Was never really a big fan of Will & Grace but Debra Messing is back on network TV following Smash (another favorite that faded away), and this dramedy series looks promising. In the role of the title character Messing is an NYPD Homicide Detective who is doing her best to balance work and her home life as the mother of twin boys. She is also in the midst of a pending divorce from her husband, also a cop, played by Josh Lucas, who doesn't want to sign the papers. Laz Alonso also stars as her easy on the eyes partner Detective Billy Soto and Janina Gavankar stars as Detective Meredith Bose.  

At 9 pm on CBS: 

Criminal Minds-- premieres October 1st, Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the cast as Kate Callahan for Season 10 as Jeanne Tripplehorn's Alex Blake departed at the end of last season after Reid was almost killed in a shootout. The events affected Reid and Garcia more than we were lead to believe. We find out that Blake has gone back to Boston to teach. As for Callahan, she is smart and wise beyond her years, and will go undercover more than agents have in the past. She will be around the criminal a lot. 

At 9 pm on FOX:

NEW! Red Band Society-- premieres September 17th, teens are going to love this show, and if teens love it, 90% chance I will love it. I love the fact that there are more dramedy's coming to fall TV this season. The show has been described as The Breakfast Club, but in a hospital. It's about a group of teenagers battling serious illnesses who have each other and this special group that they've formed "red band society". It's also about the doctors and nurses who take care of them. The cast is lead by Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Astro, Charlie Rowe, and the cast continues. Check out the website if you're interested. 

At 9 pm on NBC:

Law & Order: SVU-- premieres September 24th, Peter Gallagher joins the cast in a recurring role, apparently as Benson's new boss, Deputy Chief, William Dodds. Benson will also face the possibility of something happening to Baby Noah who she adopted at the end of last season. Rumor has it that he could be in danger. Amaro is not at SVU when the season opens; he is still on probation following the altercation from last season when he beat a sex offender. Also up in the air is his relationship with Rollins. 

At 10 on CBS: 

NEW! Stalker-- premieres October 1st, I think what attracted me to putting this on my list was how absolutely scary the previews were. It literally creeped me out; I have no idea whether or not I will be able to consistently watch the show without getting nightmares, but I am willing to try. The series, starring Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q are detectives who investigate a variety of different stalking incidents for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD. Their job is to assess threat level and catch the stalkers before their obsessions get out of control without allowing it to interfere with their personal demons. 

At 10 pm on ABC:

Nashville-- premieres September 24th, there were lots of cliffhangers at the end of last season. Is Juliette pregnant and with who's baby? Will Rayna marry Luke, Deacon, or will she choose herself (that's the popular answer on shows lately, "I choose.......... ME!)? Scarlett battled depression and decided that her career had to be put on hold. Rumor has it Juliette's pregnancy will be written into the show. Avery will do his very best to move on from Juliette. Deacon will might to be the man Rayna and Maddie need him to be. And will Will come out to his wife?

At 10 pm on NBC:

Chicago P.D.-- premieres September 24th, If you like shows created by Dick Wolf, meaning you already enjoy Law & Order and the whole franchise and you're enjoying Chicago Fire, Mr. Wolf believes you are going to love Chicago P.D. and to prove it he is staging two crossover episodes between the three shows. One in the first half of the season and one in the second half of the season. Antonio (Jon Seda) survived last season, but Sheldon Jin did not. Voight was standing over his dead body at the end of last season. 


At 8 pm on NBC:

The Biggest Loser: Glory Days-- premieres September 11th, Season 16 of the series features a couple of new trainers, Jillian Michaels  opted not to return while Dolvett Quince and Bob Harper are back and joined by Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Wilderstrom. 

Contestants are:

Jordan Alicandro, 32, Surrey British Columbia
Rondalee Beardslee, 28, New Lothrop, MI
Blake Bange, 18, Sam Clemente, CA
Howard "Woody" Carter, 46, Las Vegas, NV
Toma Dobrosavljevic, 33, Addison, IL
Zina Garrison, 50, Hyattsville, MD
Rob Guiry, 26, Springfield, MA
Gina Haddon, 41, Rowlett, TX
Lori Harrigan- Mack, 44, Las Vegas, NV
Vanessa Hayden, 32, Orlando, FL
Sonya Jones, 39, Springfield, IL
Chandra Maple, 26, Dodge City, KS
Matthew Miller, 31, Grove, OK
Scott Mitchell, 46, Mapleton, UT
Emmy Lou Munoz, 32, Woodson, TX
Mike Murburg, 58, Darby, FL
John "JJ" O'Malley, 22, Scottsdale, AZ
Jackie Pierson, 36, Pacifica, CA
Andrea Wilamowski, 43, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Damien Woody, 36, Mendham, NJ

At 8 pm on The CW: 

The Vampire Diaries-- premieres October 2nd, Season 6 picks up shortly after where Season 5 left off. Damon and Bonnie are dead. Stefan has left Mystic Falls and has an unexpected job. Caroline and Elena are still going to college. Caroline has some unresolved feelings for Stefan but supposedly he won't entertain them because he isn't interested in Caroline in that way. Up in the air is the status of The Vampire Diaries after this season is in the books because everyone's contract is up. Will Nina Dobrev and the clan resign? Or is it time for them to move forward?

At 9 pm on FOX:

NEW! Gracepoint-- premieres October 2nd, this is a 10 part miniseries, and FOX has been talking about it since the summer started. I have been so excited for this series. The series centers around the investigation of a young boys murder, and who did it. Just about everyone in the town takes their turn at being a suspect. 

At 10 pm on NBC: 

Parenthood-- premieres September 25th, this will be the last season of the well written, beloved, family drama that can make just about anyone, no matter where their place is in life, laugh or cry. Jason Katims has 13 episodes to wrap everything up and tie a pretty little bow on it. Is Amber pregnant? Ryan will return. Will Julia and Joel get back together? Who will die? Katims revealed that a member of the Braverman family will die. So sad, I don't even want to think about who it is. Will Sarah finally be happy with Hank? 


At 8 pm on FOX:

Masterchef Junior-- premieres November 7th, as soon as I have contestant information, I will share it. 

At 9 pm on ABC:

Shark Tank-- premieres September 26th, The Sharks are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; "Queen of QVC" Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary.

At 9 pm on CBS:

Hawaii Five-0-- premieres September 26th, the Five-0 will celebrate Season 5 and 100 episodes this year! Frankie Valli and Carol Burnett will guest star on the show. A female medical examiner will join the team this year. McGarrett will get a new love interest but will struggle with the loss of Catherine to a job in NYC. 

At 9 pm on The CW:

America's Next Top Model: Cycle 21-- premiered August 18th, O-M-G! The guys are so beautiful. I think they're more beautiful than the girls. This may just be the year of the man. So far, we have lost one, Ivy, who will have a chance to return to the competition by competing in every single photo shoot that the remaining contestants do and being voted back into the competition by fans on social media. J. Alexander and Kelly Cutrone return to judge the competition with the lovely Miss Tyra Banks. 

Kari Calhoun, 23, Coppell, TX

Keith Carlos, 26, Bridgeport, CT
William "Will" Jardell, 23, Nederland, TX
Raelia Lewis, 22, Philadelphia, PA
Andrea "Shei" Phan, 22, Oklahoma City, OK
Mirjana Puhar, 18, Charlotte, NC
Ben Schreen, 24, Waverly, IA
Adam Smith, 26, Memphis, TN
Matthew Smith, 24, Highlands Ranch, CO
Lenox Tillman, 19, Newnan, GA
Ivy Timlin, 20, Buffalo, NY
Romeo Tostado, 23, Salinas, CA
Chantelle Young, 19, Toronto, Ontario
Denzel Wells, 23, Houston, TX

At 10 pm on CBS:

Blue Bloods-- premieres September 26th, Back for Season 5. Marissa Ramirez, Detective Baez has become a series regular. Danny and Baez will get involved in a serious drug bust dilemma. Frank will continue to clash with the D.A. Jamie's partner Eddie, played by Vanessa Ray will also be back as a series regular, but don't think it means romance for these two, cause that's just not what it is.