Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Night 4 of The Blinds on The Voice Season 9

Darius Scott sang You Make Wanna by Usher-- I think Darius has a good voice, but not a great voice. I liked when he got towards the middle of the song, the vocal embellishments were interesting. Adam turned followed by Gwen and Pharrell. Gwen said she's had the longest career and he should pick her cause she's going to help him.
Darius chose Pharrell

Korin Bukowski sang Cecilia and The Satellite by Andrew McMahon-- Gwen was the only one who turned around. I liked this girl, and I think she is so different that she might do well. The trouble I have with her is that I think, based on that performance, that her voice is just average.
Gwen chose Korin

Krista Hughes sang Angel from Montgomery by -- All four of them turned around and rightfully so, this girl has an amazing voice. I think Blake is right, she could potentially win this thing.  Adam thought she was flawless. Pharrell said he takes his hat off to her. Blake said I take nothing for granted. Blake told her to pick him because he knows and understands who her musical influences are.
Krista chose Blake

Janae Strothers sang Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars-- No one turned. Sad face. Blake said she was having a party on stage, but he felt like she was falling out of the pocket. I agree with Blake.

Chance Pena sang I See Fire by Ed Sheeran-- Adam is the only one who turned. Adam said you guys screwed up so badly. Pharrell said he gave a flawless performance. Gwen said she has no idea why she didn't push. What I liked about Chance is the maturity in his voice and how he sounded so different.
Adam chose Chance

Viktor Kiraly sang What's Going On by Marvin Gaye-- Another four chair turner! This guy impressed me, I was smiling throughout the performance cause he was so good. His dynamics were good, and just when I thought he reached as high as he could in that song, he took it to another level. Adam turned at the beginning and he was trying to keep a poker face, but he said it didn't work because he was so good. Adam told him that he could win this entire thing. Blake asked if he performs a lot, and called him a phenomenal singer and said he could win this thing. He said he may not be the obvious choice and Adam said, certainly not. Pharrell liked his voice paired with his personality. Gwen liked the richness in his voice.
Viktor chose Adam

Julie Broadus sang Brand New Key by Melanie-- No one turned. Blake liked the vintage sound of her voice. Gwen encouraged her to come back and said she would recognize her voice.

Cole Criske sang Dreaming with a Broken Heart by John Mayer-- The fact that he is 16 and sang with that much conviction and sincerity is amazing. He got Gwen, Pharrell, and Blake to turn. Blake said he has recorded with Xena and he's won The Voice four times. Gwen spoke about "Tragic Kingdom" and how tragedy in her life inspired her to write that album. Pharrell said he'd love the opportunity to work with him.
Cole chose Blake

Alex Kandel sang Bright by Echosmith-- I actually really like this girl. She has a lot of personality and it really came out in her vocal and in her performance. Gwen liked the character in her voice. Adam felt like it started out so strong and the vocal only needed small tweaks.
Alex chose Gwen

Celeste Betton sang Love You I Do by Jennifer Hudson-- I liked her, there were some small weird things in there that need to be taken care of but it is nothing Pharrell won't be able to fix. Pharrell said she is great and amazing. He said he pushed his button because of the ambition she had.
Pharrell chose Celeste

Andi & Alex sang Thank You by Dido-- All four chairs turned and all four coaches were on their feet. This interpretation of the song was so inspiring. Adam said you're one of the most perfectly fitting duos I've ever heard. That was astonishing. Blake said, oh my God, that was phenomenal, I'm the only person that has taken a duo to the finale. Gwen said obviously that version came from you guys and it was super creative, we'd be an amazing team. Pharrell said I would consider working with you another lesson.
Andi & Alex picked Adam

Faves of the night: Viktor Kiraly, Cole Criske, Alex Kandel, and Alex & Andi

Monday, September 28, 2015

Night 3 of The Blinds on The Voice Season 9

Morgan Frazier sang I Want You to Want Me by Cheap Trick-- Gwen turned right at the beginning and Blake turned right at the end. She is definitely a country singer. Gwen liked the honesty in her voice. Adam said you did a cheap trick song which means you think outside the box. Blake called her voice fragile and powerful. Adam urged her to listen to her mind and not her heart. LOL! I loved this performance, it was everything that Gwen and Blake said. I really enjoyed her creativity, and her voice is soft but there's a confidence in it that is not deniable.
Morgan chose Blake

Amanda Ayala sang Mississippi Queen by Mountain-- This young lady reminds me a little bit of Avril Lavigne. The guys turned. Amanda is only 17, it's amazing that she has the maturity and tone in her voice. Pharrell asked her if she would like to take it to the next level. Blake said it's great that she loves classic rock. Adam said she never gave up on that last note, and he wants to help her progress.
Amanda chose Adam

Jeffrey Austin sang Lay Me Down by Sam Smith-- He has a strong voice, and this is my fave Sam Smith song, this was butter. Gwen was the only one who turned , and the guys are stupid. I cannot believe that they didn't turn. Jeffrey said Adam's concert was his first concert, and Adam said, I feel double stupid now.
Gwen chose Jeffrey

Lyndsey Elm sang Lips are Movin' by Meghan Trainor-- I liked Lyndsey but didn't feel this was worthy of a four chair turn. Towards the middle to the end of the song, she seemed to lose some control over her vocal. I think she's talented, but she'll have to watch this carefully if she advances. Pharrell is trying to relate to the songwriter in her. Adam said she is the girl version of him, and called him a badass. Blake liked where she took the song.
Lyndsey chose Gwen

Joe Maye sang Word Up by Cameo-- Pharrell said he has a super soulful voice, and he loved that song. Adam said he shouldn't have moved around as much and should have dug into the vocal. No one turned. I found the vocal a little too affected. I think he should work on the things the coaches said and come back.

Manny Cabo sang Here I Go Again by White Snake-- Yes, this was 4 chair worthy! Manny has an awesome rocker voice. Blake said you turned this place into a hair band. Blake said I don't trust grown men who roll up their jeans. You seem like a man's man and I want a man. Pharrell said your voice just kept going in different directions, we haven't heard a voice with your dynamics in a long time. Gwen liked how well he controlled his voice. Adam said your voice ignites me because that's where I come from. You brought me back to the roots of where everything started for me.
Manny chose Adam

Madi Davis sang It's Too Late by Carole King-- Gwen and Pharrell turned. I wasn't a huge fan of the song or of the vocal.
Madi chose Pharrell

Caleb Lee Hutchinson sang The Dance by Garth Brooks-- Adam said you would have whooped my 16  year old ass. Blake said you're the real deal, you were just a little bit under. Pharrell told him to come back to the show again.

Riley Biedier sang Invincible by Kelly Clarkson, and went to Team Pharrell
Cassandra Robertson sang Ghosts by Ella Henderson and went to Team Adam
Daria Jazmin sang Dear Future Husband by Meghan Trainor and went to Team Pharrell

Chris Crump sang Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran-- Amazingly well deserved four chair turn; Chris has such a pure, sincere, and strong voice. I loved this performance from start to finish. Blake said there was a warmth to your voice that made you sound emotional. I may not seem like the obvious choice to you but I am. Pharrell said there were some small things he may need to work on.
Chris chose Blake

Tyler Dickerson sang Hard to Handle by The Black Crows-- Wow, Blake was the only one to turn, I thought this young man had a ridiculous vocal. Pharrell said his vocal was so clean. I am so impressed with Tyler, I actually thought his vocal was better than the original. Blake knew Tyler from in and around Nashville. He said they were calling him the next Travis Tritt. So amazing that Tyler gets another chance, he has such a touching story.
Blake chose Tyler

Jubal and Amanda sang Seven Bridges Road by The Eagles-- These two were so fun and so good.  think they were so surprised to see coaches turn for them. Pharrell and Gwen turned. Pharrell wants to see what he can do to add to what they already have going on.
Jubal and Amanda chose Pharrell who is excited to have his first duo on Team Pharrell

Could it be that this is the year of the guy on The Voice? My faves tonight were Jeffrey Austin, Manny Cabo, and Tyler Dickerson .... all had great strong voices.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Night 2 of the Blinds and Season 9 of The Voice Continues

Blind Joe sang If It Hadn't Been for Love by The Steeldrivers-- Good for Joe, four chair turn! Adam says I am sick of losing, I want to win. Gwen said Blake is in charge of the country mafia. Gwen found Joe's performance honest and raw. That is honestly an amazing description; I loved Joe because his tone was just so warm. The song choice really suited Joe's style. Blake said he would be honored to introduce Joe to Nashville, and Adam urged Joe to shock him with his choice.
Joe chose Blake

Ivonne Acero sang Style by Taylor Swift-- Gwen and Pharrell turned. Gwen liked how creative she was, and the fact that it wasn't at all like Taylor's version. Pharrell liked her voice and how different she is. He said he made the mistake of not turning the first time, but not this time. For me, the performance grew as Ivonne sang on. At first I was disappointed hearing a totally different version of Taylor's song, but then I was pleased that she took such a stylized song and made it her own.
Ivonne chose Pharrell

Gage Navarro sang Ain't No Rest for the Wicked by Cage the Elephant-- I really liked Gage, but this song choice was too obscure. Gage wasn't coming through in the song, and that's tough because he has such an amazing story and he has been through so much, it definitely should have come through.

Regina Love sang Rock Steady-- Wow, all the coaches seemed to love her, and why not? Her voice is so powerful, she reminds me of an Aretha Franklin. Blake and Adam kept telling Regina that they loved her. They asked her what kind of music she wants to make and she said music for your soul, when you're sad, I want to make you happy. And Adam said, Regina, I'm sad. Ultimately, Adam's argument was too strong, and too good.
Regina chose Adam

Zach Seabaugh sang Take Your Time by Sam Hunt-- The guys turned; Gwen missed out, I wouldn't have. Zach had a mature voice, I thought he stood out because although he is a country artist, he had a soul vibe to him, it's the same vibe Sam Hunt has which is why it's amazing he chose that particular song. Pharrell said he'd love a shot with him, after Zach said he is a country artist. Adam asked him if he is Superman, and he wants to win The Voice with someone who is different and unexpected. He doesn't want him to get lost in country land with Blake, and Blake said Superman won't get lost.
Zach chose Blake

Evan McKeel sang Typical by Mutemath --This turned out to be a four chair turn. I didn't think it was the best song choice, and it got a little screechy at times, but it was good. I do agree with Adam, I think he improved as the song progresses. Adam said I am your man. Gwen liked his rock and pop fusion. Pharrell asked him if he would sing Stevie Wonder. He asked him his favorite song, and he said Overjoyed, and he sang it on the spot. Wow! That was beautiful, this guy is the real deal.
Evan chose Pharrell

Bryan Bautista sang Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars-- No one turned!

Emily Ann Roberts sang I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack-- Adam and Blake turned, this is going to be a duel. Adam said sometimes the thing that fits best is the most different. Adam said risks will pay off, don't let him scare you Emily. Blake said why would you choose a middleman like Adam when you can just come to my team and get advice from me. He thought Adam wouldn't know who sang the song Emily chose, but he did.  Emily has a sweet yet strong voice, I think she will do well.... I actually think that she should have chose Adam this time around.
Emily chose Blake

Ellie Lawrence sang We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off by Ella Eyre-- The intonation in her voice is crazy! She has a unique sound, and her song choice was so different, yet it worked with her cause of who she is. Adam said he would help her in the upper register of her voice. Pharrell liked the rasp in her voice. This girl is a huge Gwen fan, this is no surprise.
Ellie chose Gwen

Lightning Rounds
Noah Jackson sang Elastic Heart by Sia .... Team Gwen
Tim Atlas sang Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran..... Team Gwen
Hanna Ashbrook sang Closer.... Team Gwen

Natalie Yacovazzi sang Oh Darling by The Beatles-- No one turned, I feel like, no offense, the coaches don't turn for these traditional performances.

James Dupre sang Let Her Cry by Hootie and the Blowfish-- All four coaches turned. Adam said that none of the coaches fit into a box, and he said James does not fit into a box. Adam said, I believe you can make it the distance on my team. Blake said country music is my life, and I will make sure you end up in the wrong hands. Blake told Adam, you just completed destroyed that guys life.

Most amazing of the night! There can only be one-- Evan McKeel, this guy is the real deal, remember my words.

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Voice: Season 9 is On Fire!

Mark Hood sang Use Me by Bill Withers-- All four coaches turned around. I loved his soul and how he made the song his own. Pharrell mentioned the jazz embellishments that he sang throughout the song. Blake put on the same hat as Pharrell in the hopes that Mark would choose him. What was telling is that Mark said he wants to be John Legend meets Pharrell.
Mark chose Pharrell

Kota Wade sang Bring it on Home to Me by Sam Cooke-- Everyone but Adam turned. Her voice sounded like it had a country quality to it, and I think that is probably why it was so appealing to Blake. She did have a Gwen Stefani vibe though and she is in a rock group, so it seems logical for her to choose Gwen.
Kota chose Gwen

Keith Semple sang I'll Be There for You by Bon Jovi-- I love Keith, what an amazing rock voice! His voice is so strong and there's so much credibility when he sings the lyrics. Adam name dropped Bono, and Blake said, come on Gwen, say something quick. Adam loved Keith's powerful voice, and thinks he belongs on his team; I agree! Gwen said what he has is very melodic and it's very different from what is on the radio today.
Keith chose Adam

Alyssa Sheridan sang I Will Remember You by Sara McLachlan-- No one turned, and sadly, it's because the performance was too sleepy. The song was not right, it was not interesting enough.

Siahna Im sang Fever by Peggy Lee-- This young lady is poised beyond her years. Her voice and her soul is completely on point; she is right, she's an old soul for sure. Everyone but Adam turned around. Blake said it is incredible that she is 15 years old. Gwen said she turned right when she heard her voice. Pharrell said regardless of what happens, you're new and different,  I wanted you on my team. Blake said there's something special about you to be able to connect with that song at that age. I think she should choose Blake, he is good at fostering young talent.
Siahna chose Pharrell

Jordan Smith sang Chandelier by Sia-- So unexpected to see that voice coming out of this young man. I like the little imperfections in his voice. I also like how he went up and down, his range was really good, and the things that he did were so difficult. Pharrell said all your individuality is coming out now. Adam said that you chose a song that is technically very difficult and you got better as the song went along and as coaches turned. Blake said he thinks he is the best coach for him. Adam said the world needs a person like you, you're probably one of the most important people that has ever been on this show.
Jordan chose Adam

Dr. Paul sang Mama Tried by Merle Haggard-- Blake loved his tone, but felt like he went flat at the end of phrases. He told him to come back. No one turned. I actually liked him.

Nadjah Nicole sang Tight Rope By Janelle Monae-- I loved this girl! Her tone, and the way she phrased everything was awesome. Adam turned first, and Blake just got in at the very end. Adam said he was blown away, and did not know what to expect when he turned around. Blake said, you could not be any cuter than you are. Blake said that is a freakin' hard song to sing, and I don't know who Janelle is, but I turned around for Nadjah.
Nadjah chose Blake

Braiden Sunshine sang The Mountains Win Again by Blues Traveler-- Pharrell and Gwen both turned at the last minute! Wow! You know what, I like this kid, but I don't think he chose the right song. It was an odd song choice. Pharrell said you're a special kid, and there will never be a voice like yours. There are a couple of things you can work on. Gwen said if you choose me you're gonna make my day. Blake said, this is like a custody battle.
Braiden chose Gwen

Michael Woolery-- Say by John Mayer-- No one turned, and I like Michael, and I liked his story, but I was not inspired by the vocal. Adam said he seemed unsure of himself, and that's what took him out of it. Pharrell said, perform for super tough crowds and get out of your own head.

Barrett Baber sang Angel Eyes by The Jeff Healey Band-- Barrett really got into the performance, and I loved it. The tone in his voice for so impressive and attractive. He deserved every single one of those four chair turns. Blake said I feel like I am watching Garth Brooks in concert right now. Barrett said he would love to do country music with some soul. Adam said Barrett could tell by his voice that he likes all kinds of music. Gwen said she grew up on blue grass and fold music. She loved the theater, personality, and his voice on that stage. Pharrell said he deserved four chairs to turn around, I support that. Blake said you and I blazing  a path, Barrett, we can do it. Adam said I want you on my team so badly, I am on fire for you.
Barrett chose Blake!

My picks for who to watch on The Voice: Mark Hood, Keith Semple, Jordan Smith, Barrett Baber

Saturday, September 19, 2015

What You Must Watch: Fall TV Season 2015

I'm excited, are you? This coming week kicks off the new prime time fall TV season. So many great shows are returning and so many new shows are coming on that are so worthy of our time. I know that especially with how tired I have been lately from work, sitting down and watching some quality programming will allow me to escape from everything polluting my mind. 

Let me know which ones are your favorites.... 

Are they here? Are they missing from this list? Did I put something on this list that you think isn't time worthy? Speak now!


Blood & Oil: Series premiere on September 27th @ 9 pm on ABC-- Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Red Band Society) play husband and wife Billy LeFever and Cody who move to North Dakota as a result of the biggest discovery of oil in the nation's history. Don Johnson (Miami Vice) plays oil tycoon Hap Briggs and Amber Valetta (Revenge) plays his socialite wife Carla. I am excited that Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie, The Astronaut Wives Club) has just joined the series in a recurring role as a food truck owner. Other stars include, Scott Michael Foster plays Hap's son Wick who is a villain on the show, breakout star Miranda Rae Mayo is Hap's illegit biracial daughter Lacey who is having an affair with Hap's driver AJ played by Adan Canto. The beautiful India de Beaufort plays Jules Jackson, the town's loan shark and lastly Delroy Lindo plays sheriff in town Tip Harrison. This is advertised as a primetime soap, guess that means the ladies are all in, while guys may watch cause it's about the cutthroat oil industry.

Quantico: Series premiere on September 27th @ 10 pm on ABC-- This one looks a lot more exciting and intriguing than I thought it would be. Priyanka Chopra stars as FBI Trainee Alex Parrish, she's a real firecracker, and I am so glad to see Jake McLaughlin (Tate on NBC's Believe) as her love interest and also FBI Trainee Ryan Booth. The series centers around a group of FBI recruits training at the Academy, there are flash forwards, and it seems one of the recruits is responsible for an attack bigger than 9.11. If you watch the previews, they give it away, it's Chopra's character. Nevertheless, it does look good, and I will watch.

The Good Wife: Season 7 premieres on October 4th @ 9 pm on CBS-- In order to fill the void left by Archie Panjabi and Matthew Goode, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Grey's Anatomy fame) will be joining the show as investigator Jason Crouse. His character will be essential to the survival of Alicia's firm. Alicia resigned as lawyer for the State's Attorney's Office as a result of threats and scandal. Jane Curtin will guest star as Judge Farley and Margo Martindale will guest as Willa Eastman who works on the campaign team for Peter who may be running for President and may have Alicia's help. Willa and Eli will have an interesting relationship.

Back to Morgan's character, he will be both the new "Kalinda" as well as a love interest for Alicia. Excited yet?

The Simpsons: Season 27 premieres on September 27th @ 8 pm on FOX-- In the season opener Marge and Homer are separating! Say it ain't so! Apparently, all these years, Homer has had narcolepsy, and it's taken quite the toll on their marriage. Following their legal separation, Homer falls in love with his pharmacist voiced by Lena Dunham (from HBO's Girls).

Also this season, Lisa will befriend a homeless woman who turns out to be an amazing singer. There is an episode that is based on the movie Boyhood. Sofia Vergara will play Bart's attractive new teacher Mrs. Berrera


Dancing with the Stars: Season 21 premieres on September 14th @ 8 pm on ABC-- Len Goodman will not return as a regular judge this season, he is taking some time off, and appearing on the British edition of the show. Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli all return as judges with Goodman set to guest judge every once and a while.

Andy Grammer is paired with Allison Holker
Alexa Vega is paired with Mark Ballas
Bindi Irwin is paired with Derek Hough
Chaka Khan is paired with Keo Motsepe
Paula Deen is paired with Louis Van Amstel
Hayes Grier is paired with Emma Slater
Nick Carter is with Sharna Burgess
Carlos Pena is paired with Witney Carson
Gary Busey is paired with Anna Trebunskaya
Alek Skarlatos is paired with Lindsay Arnold
Victor Espinoza is paired with Karina Smirnoff
Tamar Braxton is paired with Val Chermovskiy
Kim Zolciak is paired with Tony Dovolani

The Big Bang Theory: Season  9 premieres on September 21st @ 8 pm on CBS-- The show will have a "force awakens" inspired Star Wars episode.  Penny and Leonard will tie the knot in the season premiere, but it will not be smooth sailing ahead for the long time couple, after all, Penny has commitment issues.

Also this season, a fun road trip for the guys to Mexico.

Supergirl: Series premiere on October 26th @ 8:30 pm on CBS-- Based on the DC Comic about Superman's cousin Kara Zor-El, Supergirl flash forwards to Kara at 24 years of age and still trying to keep her powers a secret. As a child, she was adopted by the Danvers family, she grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, and now she works alongside her friends IT Technician Winn Schott and famous photographer James Olson (sound familiar?) for a media mogul named Cat Grant. Things get even more complicated when Hank Henshaw, head of a secret agency where her sister works, enlists her help to protect the citizens of National City.

Supergirl will be played by Melissa Benoist of Glee, Mehcad Brooks of Desperate Housewives and Unnecessary Roughness will play James Olson, Calista Flockhart of Ally McBeal and Brother & Sisters will play media mogul Cat Grant, Jeremy Jordan from Smash will play Winn Schott, and lastly, from Grey's Anatomy, Chyler Leigh will play Kara's foster sister Alex Danvers. This is a solid cast, and I think if it was done correctly, and with some good consideration, this could be a great show.

The Voice: Season 9 premieres on September 21st @ 8 pm (Tuesday's at 8 pm also) on NBC-- Carson Daly is back as host alongside coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Pharrell. Selena Gomez, Missy Elliott, John Fogerty, and Brad Paisley will all serve as mentors this season.

Minority Report: Series premiere on September 21st @ 9 pm on FOX-- Based on the movies and the book, the series is about a precog (meaning someone who has the ability to see the future) named Dash who tries to prevent crimes before they happen. Dash was part of a pre crime unit along with his twin brother and sister before it was dismantled several years before. He is now using this gift to help Det. Lara Vega prevent crimes. At the same time, he is trying to find his twin who is up to no good, and make sure that his special abilities are not revealed to the wrong people.

Stark Sands will play Dash the precog, Meagan Good will play Detective Lara Vega, Nick Zano will play Dash's twin Arthur who has a hidden agenda, Laura Regan is Agatha- Dash's sister who may have an even bigger agenda, and Wilmer Valderrama will play Will Blake-- Vega's boss.

Jane the Virgin: Season 2 premieres October 12th @ 9 pm on The CW-- Last season ended with Jane giving birth to baby Mateo only to have him kidnapped by Sin Rostro. Petra stole Rafael's sperm from the clinic, and Xo and Rogelio admitted that they got drunk and eloped to Vegas.

Season two will be all about Jane having to choose between Michael and Rafael. She will make her decision within the first five episodes of the season and then it becomes about who she will marry. She will choose, but will she marry that person? Britney Spears will guest star on one episode. Also arriving this season, Rafael's half brother and Rogelio's first wife.

Blindspot: Series premiere on September 21st @ 10 pm on NBC-- A woman with no memories of her past is found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in tattoos. The woman's discovery prompts the FBI to take notice and follow the story told by her tattoos which hold the key to crime and conspiracy. At the same time, the woman looks to discover her identity.

Sullivan Stapleton as Kurt Weller
Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe
Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Bethany Mayfair
Rob Brown as Edgar Reade
Audrey Esparza as Tasha Zapata
Ashley Johnson as Patterson
Ukwell Roach as Dr. Borden


The Muppets: Series premiere on September 22nd @ 8 pm on ABC--

A documentary style show that explores the muppets personal lives and relationships.

During this point, I really wanted to write about Scream Queens but it seems a little bit too familiar..... a cross between Glee and American Horror Story anyone?

Chicago Med: Series premiere on November 17th @ 9 pm on NBC-- The third show in the Chicago series, the first season will contain 13 episodes and is focused on the day to day of a busy Chicago hospital and the team of doctors and nurses that hold it together. Chicago Fire set up the series last season by introducing Nurse April Sexton played by Yaya DaCosta as a love interest for Kelly Severide. Chicago PD introduced Jay's (Jesse Lee Sofer) younger brother Dr. Will Halstead who is a trauma surgeon. S Epatha Merkerson plays Sharon Goodwin, head of the hospital, and Oliver Platt plays is Dr. Daniel Charles the head of psychiatry. Look for a crossover episode with all the Chicago Series, and one crossover with all the Chicago Series plus Law & Order SVU.

Limitless: Series premiere on September 22nd @ 10 pm on CBS-- Based on the movie with the same name that starred Bradley Cooper. The TV series stars Jake McDorman in the role of Brian Finch who discovers a powerful drug called NZT-48, the drug increases his IQ exponentially and gives him the ability to recall everything he has ever read, heard, or seen.

Best Time Ever: Series premiere on September 15th @ 10 pm on NBC-- I love variety shows and I love Neil Patrick Harris so this is near perfect for me. The show promises stunts, comedy skits, celebrity appearances and performances, audience giveaways and hidden camera stuff.

Chicago Fire: Season 4 premieres on October  13th @ 10 pm on NBC-- Season 3 ended with Dawson entering Casey's apartment and not finding him but finding a dead stripper. Casey was kidnapped by Nesbitt (Eric Mabius) and his employees; he will be found, but the kidnapping will have after effects. Fans of the show will not want to miss how Casey gets out of this  situation. Let's not forget the reason Dawson went to see Casey; she's pregnant with his baby. The couple will get back together but Dawson will wonder whether Casey is with her for love or out of obligation for his child. Severide is going to get demoted as a result of all the turnover in Squad. While at management training classes he gets involved with one of the other students played by Rachel Nichols. Their fling will bring trouble later for Severide. Steven R. McQeen (Jeremy from the Vampire Diaries) joins the cast as firefighter and potential squad candidate Jimmy Borelli; Brett and Chili will both be competing for his affection.


Rosewood: Series premiere on September 23rd @ 8 pm on FOX--  Rosewood is a dramedy about private pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood who lives in Miami and is in high demand with law enforcement, Morris Chestnut stars in the title role. The charming doctor works with a tough detective named Annalise Villa; together the two uncover clues to help solve crimes throughout the city.

Criminal Minds: Season 11 premieres on September 30th @ 9 pm on CBS-- Jennifer Love Hewitt left the show with the possibility of returning. A.J. Cook announced that like Love Hewitt, she was also pregnant and will be out for the first six episodes. Aisha Tyler will join the cast as Dr. Tara Lewis, a psychologist who joins the BAU, and may have a romance with Reid, although we aren't sure yet.  The season premiere will reveal that there is a mole within the FBI who is tipping off criminals and helping them to allude the BAU.  The show will follow a more serialized format this year with this season's villain being a network of hitmen called the "dirty dozen"

Empire: Season 2 premieres on September 23rd @ 9 pm on FOX-- Season 1 left off with Lucious finding out that he did not have ALS, and getting his just dessert and going to jail, after all, he did kill Bunkie right! Jamal took over the empire with his jealous family nipping at his heels as a result. Rhonda is pregnant and ends up killing Andre's Uncle Vernon after the two get in a fight. They hide the murder.
Season 2 finds Jamal and Cookie at odds with each other. There will definitely be a darker side of Jamal that comes out this season. Cookie is going to fight for Empire, but if she can't get her label back, she is going to start her own label. Lucious being in jail will take him back to his beginnings, will be angry, more focused, and more passionate about getting back what is his, he is street! Hakeem will experience major growth. Hakeem's former love interest Tiana will return to the show as a series regular as will Portia and Becky.  Marisa Tomei will guest star as a billionaire lesbian corporate raider Mimi Whiteman, who wants to somehow be involved in the music business. Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Kelly Rowland, Vivica A. Fox, and Adam Rodriguez will all guest star. Rock will play a prison inmate, rapper Ludacris will play a prison guard. Fox will play Cookie's sister and Rodriguez will play Cookie's love interest Laz Delgado, a former EMT turned concert promoter.
This season will be 18 episodes instead of 12. 

Law & Order SVU: Season 17 premieres on September 23rd @ 9 pm on NBC-- Benson must move forward despite losing another partner. Nick Amaro (Danny Pino) moved to California at the end of last season to be with his family. Rollins mom and sister will come to town, although this will not be good for her. Rumors are, Rollins is pregnant, who is the baby's father? Could it be that this is Amaro's baby? Whoopi Goldberg and Virginia Madsen will guest start this season, there is also a rumor that Taylor Swift may soon guest star on the show. Madsen will play Rollins mother. 

Nashville: Season 4 premieres on September 23rd @ 10 pm on ABC-- Will Deacon live? Will Rayna's world be the same ever again, did she lose her love Deacon or her sister Beverly? The first five minutes of the episode will be particularly revealing for Rayna, it will set the tone for the season.  Will Julianne make up with Avery? It seems she is suffering from postpartum depression. What will happen to Will now that he has declared he is gay? Will Scarlett and Gunnar continue to have a platonic relationship? Steven Tyler will guest star. 

Code Black: Series premiere on September 30th @ 10 pm on CBS-- Code Black is a medical drama that takes place in LA in an overcrowded and understaffed ER, it is based on a documentary by Ryan McGarry. What impressed me was the amazing cast! Marcia Gay Harden, Luis Guzman, and Bonnie Somerville just to name a few. 

Chicago P.D.: Season 3 premieres on September 30th @ 10 pm on NBC-- At the end of last season, Lindsay quit the force, Adam proposed to Kim. Antonio bought the boxing gym that saved his life with the help of his colleagues at the precinct. This season, Lindsay will be prompted to rejoin the force when Jay is kidnapped and the kidnapper wants to negotiate with her. Voight's past will come back to haunt him, We will meet someone who he was incarcerated with. 


The Vampire Diaries: Season 7 premieres on October 8th @ 8 pm on The CW-- What happened last season? Elena decided to take a long "nap" so that Bonnie could live her life. As a result, Damon went off the deep end. Stefan told Caroline he would wait for her no matter how long it takes. What's happening this season? Damon will still only love Elena, even though she isn't coming back anytime soon. He'll be a lot like the Damon from Season 1. Stefan and Caroline will get together, but it will be slowly. Bonnie, Damon, and Alaric take a trip to Europe to drown their sorrows. There will be tons of flashbacks and flash forwards; someone is after the Salvatore brothers, they are running from something or someone. The heretics are the villains this season-- they're half witch, half vampire. This season will be very character driven, expect simplicity!

The Blacklist: Season 3 premieres on October 1st @ 9 pm on NBC-- Liz and Red are both on the run this season, and as a result, the show will have a new format. Red is a fugitive this season, and it will also become clear how much he cares about Liz. Liz will have a new look to hide her identity. The show will have a new villain called Mr. Solomon, he is a "monster in gentleman's clothing" and is not nice to Liz or Red or anyone that they care about. 

The Player: Series premiere on September 24th @ 10 pm on NBC--  From the NBC website: The series co-stars Wesley Snipes as the pit boss and Charity Wakefield as the dealer for a high-stakes game, where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on the ability of former military operative turned security expert Philip Winchester ("Strike Back," "Fringe") to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: The house always wins. I'm excited because the show all stars Nick Werschler who was also Jack on Revenge.


Masterchef Junior: Season 4 premieres on November 6th @ 8 pm on FOX-- Christina Tosi helps Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliott cohost the junior edition of the popular show for the first time. 

Truth Be Told: Series premiere on October 16th @ 8:30 pm on NBC-- A comedy about two couples who live next door to each other and are also best of friends. Mitch (Mark Paul Gosselaar) and Tracy (Vanessa Lachey) and Russell (Tone Bell) and Angie (Bresha Webb) talk about everything together, no topic is off limits for these friends. Mitch is an ethics professor, Tracy is a lawyer by day and mom to little Sadie by night. Russell is a stand up comic with a strong spirited wife named Angie who is truly his equal. 

Shark Tank: Season 7 premieres on September 25th @ 9 pm on ABC-- Ashton Kutcher will be on the show as a "guest shark". 

America's Next Top Model Cycle 22: Premiered on August 5th @ 8 pm on The CW-- It's been addictive this season. Some of the contestants are extra crazy.... think Devin, Bello, Mikey, and Mame and some are just beautiful..... think Lacey, Nyle, Justin. If you're not already watching, you should be. 

Blue Bloods: Season 6 premieres on September 25th @ 10 pm on CBS-- Anthony Edwards (ER) will guest star this season. Danny and Baez will track a serial killer who sends a scary message to Danny that someone may be after him as a result of the fall out from Linda being shot by a suspect Danny was chasing last season. Frank will be accused of corruption by a mayoral candidate. Erin will consider going for a judgeship position. Officer Janko will be forced to face her estranged father when he winds up in the hospital. Esai Morales (NYPD Blue) will join the show as an NYPD Sargent named Morales who will do anything to earn a promotion.