ABC Fall TV Preview

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After watching the previews of ABC new fall shows, I think Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (which might be the most ridiculously long title) looks like the best new ABC show, while the Once Upon a Time spin-off looks horrible.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Premieres: Tues., Sep. 24th at 8/7c
Cast: Clark Gregg, Brett Dalton, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ming-Na Wen, Ian De Caestecker, Chloe Bennet
Social: Facebook, Twitter

Joss Whedon is executive producer of this series based on the intelligence organization that was featured in the film The Avengers. Agent Coulson appears to be alive and that is supposedly explained in the pilot. Also, Cobie Smulders will guest star in the pilot episode, reprising her role as Agent Maria Hill. Will she join the cast full time after wrapping up How I Met Your Mother?

My take: I love Joss Whedon so I will watch any show he creates.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Premieres: Thur., Oct. 10th at 8/7c
Cast: Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby, John Lithgow, Naveen Andrews
Social: Facebook, Twitter

Spin-off from Once Upon a Time told from the point of view of Alice who seems to be in an asylum where no one believes that Wonderland is real.

My take: I love Alice in Wonderland so this makes me sad. It is taking itself way too seriously with its over-the-top romantic nonsense.

Super Fun Night

Premieres: Wednesday, October 2 at 9:30/8:30c
Cast: Rebel Wilson, Lauren Ash, Liza Lapira, Kevin Bishop
Social: FacebookTwitter

Three best friends have a tradition of staying at home on Friday nights, but when one of them gets a big promotion at work and is invited out by a cute colleague, she drags her friends out on the town with her.

My take: For unknown reasons, Rebel Wilson is not talking in her native Australian accent, which could help make this show better. It seems to be trying too hard, but I want to like it, especially since Conan O’Brien is the executive producer.

Betrayal

Premieres: Sunday, September 29th at 10/9c
Cast: Hannah Ware, Stuart Townsend, James Cromwell, Henry Thomas, Chris Johnson, Wendy Moniz, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Braeden Lemasters
Social: FacebookTwitter

An unhappily married woman starts an affair, but it becomes messier when she finds out he is defending a murder suspect that is being prosecuted by her husband.

My take: Infidelity is romantic and fun!

The Goldbergs

Premieres: Tuesday, September 24th at 9/8c
Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, George Segal, Hayley Orrant, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile
Social: FacebookTwitter

A family growing up in the ’80s has their crazy times captured by the 11-year-old son on video camera.

My take: The comedy is pretty broad, but still looks pretty funny. I also really like Wendi McLendon-Covey and the horrible sweaters she wears in it.

Lucky 7

Premieres: Tuesday, September 24th at 10/9c
Cast: Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Matt Long, Stephen Louis Grush, Lorraine Bruce, Anastasia Phillips, Summer Bishil, Luis Antonio Ramos, Christine Evangelista
Social: FacebookTwitter

Seven strangers have their lives changed when they go in on a winning lottery ticket.

My take: While I like Isiah Whitlock, Jr. and Matt Long, it looks so boring.

Trophy Wife

Premieres: Tuesday, September 24th at 9:30/8:30c
Cast: Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Scott Lee, Albert Tsai, Bailee Madison
Social: FacebookTwitter

A former party girl marries a family man with three kids and two disapproving ex-wives.

My take: I was not sold on it, but really did like the scene where she downs the water bottle of vodka.

Back in the Game

Premieres: Wednesday, September 25th at 8:30/7:30c
Cast: Maggie Lawson, James Caan, Lenora Crichlow, Danny Gannon, Ben Koldyke, Kennedy Waite, J.J. Totah, Cooper Roth
Social: FacebookTwitter

A divorced single mother and former all-star softball player starts coaching a Little League team with her estranged father.

My take: Way too many kids “acting” and not being natural. Ick.

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