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.  

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