Fall TV: New FOX Shows

Fall TV: New FOX Shows

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I was wary about Gotham when I heard about it, but critics were won over by the pilot  and what they heard from producers at the upfronts done this past summer. The rest of the shows are either retreads or trying to figure themselves out. They could be ones to check back in on later to see if they have improved, which isn’t what networks are going for in a new fall season.

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Gotham

Premieres Monday, September 22, 2014 at 8/7c

Cast: Ben McKenzie, Erin Richards, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Jada Pinkett Smith, John Doman, Camren Bicondova, Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, Zabryna Guevara, Victoria Cartegena, Andrew Stewart Jones, Sean Pertwee

Origin story of the city that spawned Commissioner Jim Gordon, Penguin, Riddler, Poison Ivy, Catwoman and a little Bruce Wayne.

My Take: I am intrigued, but worried that seeing the people that would eventually be bad guys years before Bruce Wayne becomes Batman might be difficult to keep interesting in the long run.

My Grade: Watch

Will you watch Gotham?

  • No (100%, 1 Votes)
  • Yes (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 1

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Gracepoint

Premieres Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 9/8c

Cast: David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Josh Hamilton, Jack Irvine, Nikolas Filipovic, Michael Pena, Virginia Kull, Madalyn Horcher, Kendrick Sampson, Nick Nolte, Jacki Weaver, Kevin Rankin, Sarah-Jane Potts, Stephen Louis Grush

American remake of the British miniseries Broadchurch about the murder mystery of a of a young boy in a small town.

http://youtu.be/s9IWvbbZPZc

My Take: It starts off exactly the same as the British series, but could possibly veer off in another direction. I haven’t watched Broadchurch yet, but I’m going to plan on doing that and only watch this if I hear it is actually different. Even with David Tennant in this, I can just watch him in the original with his own Scottish accent instead of him trying to do an American one here.

My Grade: Skip

Will you watch Gracepoint?

  • No (100%, 1 Votes)
  • Yes (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 1

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Mulaney

Premieres Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 9:30/8:30c

Cast: John Mulaney, Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith, Zack Pearlman, Elliot Gould

A comedian who writes jokes for a game-show host in New York City while hanging out with his friends and dealing with his weird neighbors.

http://youtu.be/8ZSe7V02oLI

My Take: He has stand-up bits like Seinfeld and Louie, but their bits are in comedy clubs. He seems to have stand-up bits to the in-studio audience in front of his sitcom set. It just seems odd in between the normal multi-cam sitcom bits.

My Grade: Skip

Will you watch Mulaney?

  • Yes (0%, 0 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 0

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Red Band Society

Premieres Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9/8c

Cast: Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Griffin Gluck, Nolan Sotillo, Charlie Rowe, Astro, Ciara Bravo, Zoe Levin, Rebecca Rittenhouse

Narrated by a kid in a coma in a children’s hospital ward, it shows how kids dealing with cancer and heart disease bond inside a hospital even though they might never have talked to each other outside the building.

http://youtu.be/JPEI4CnAC4c

My Take: I like the premise, but it comes across as too corny and earnest.

My Grade: Skip

Will you watch Red Band Society?

  • No (100%, 1 Votes)
  • Yes (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 1

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