Hmm… Anyone excited?? This year, there are a few noteworthy new TV shows that I will be lending my precious time, this 2016 fall season. Oh, so precious my time is, as there are far too many great TV shows that I am already following (see further below). I just can’t keep up! lol…
How much of your valuable TV time do you spend on a new show? Tell me how many episodes should I commit to a brand new show until I should make the decision that it is worthy or not? One episode is definitely too short, just two maybe, if it is really horrible. Perhaps three is a good number? What do you do?
After perusing my choices, let me know in the comments if you will be watching something that I may have passed on (& why)!
Wed-9/21/2016 @10pm: Designated Survivor (ABC) – Starring Kiefer Sutherland, a lower cabinet member who becomes president after an attack on Washington kills everyone ahead of him in the line of succession. Keifer’s a keeper!
Wed-9/21/2016 @8pm: Lethal Weapon (Fox) – A remake of the movies, Damon Wayans is the LAPD detective and Clayne Crawford is the former Navy SEAL who lost his wife and child. I liked the movies, ok?
Thu-9/22/2016 @9pm: Pitch (Fox) – Ginny Baker becomes the first woman to play in Major League Baseball when she joins the San Diego Padres as its pitcher. Love sports!
Fri-9/23/2016 @8pm: MacGyver (CBS) – Lucas Till is the new MacGyver, with a genious talent to solve major problems with a combination of science and improvisational skills. He creates a distinctly clandestine organization that operates within the US government. THIS WILL BE GOOD!!! **onomeister’s pick**
Sun-10/02/2016: Westworld (HBO) – Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood star in the sci-fi show about a robot uprising at a western theme park, which was written by Jonathan Nolan and produced by JJ Abrams. Wow! Talk about star-studded!! ‘Nuff said!
Mon-10/03/2016 @10pm: Timeless (NBC) – A trio travels through time to catch a criminal who stole a time machine that could catastrophically alter history. Hey, I’m a fan of anything time-travel!
Wed-10/05/2016 @9pm: Frequency (CW) – A remake of the 2000 film starring Dennis Quaid, a detective in 2016 discovers she can speak via a ham radio to her estranged father, who died in 1996 and was also a detective. Loved the movie, crossing my fingers.
January 2017: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS-All Access) – This is the show that I am most excited for! Recent rumors say that the setting of the first season will be set ten years before the start of the original Star Trek television series, and occur in the “Prime” universe (as opposed to the recently rebooted Star Trek movie universe). I’ve been a fan of anything Star Trek since the TNG days! (Even the criticized ‘Star Trek Enterprise‘ show!)
Midseason: Mondays @10pm: Taken (NBC) – This is a prequel to the movies, a younger version of Liam Neeson’s CIA agent Bryan Mills. Luv’ed the movies & hoping the “Luc Besson” magic will help the show!
Midseason: Mondays @8pm: 24: Legacy (FOX) – Former Army Ranger Eric Carter is the the new ‘Jack Bauer’ who tries to stop a terrorist attack. The series will do the same real-time format as the original series, consisting of only 12 episodes.
Midseason: The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC) – This spin-off of The Blacklist follows Tom Keen who teams up with Susan “Scottie” Hargrave, who he learns is his mother. Scottie is the head of Grey Matters, a covert mercenary task force that handles cases the government won’t touch. No James Spader? I dunno…
Midseason: Sundays @8:30pm: Making History – Three friends travel through time while trying to get through their everyday lives in the present. BTTF rip-off? Please don’t be horrible, please don’t be horrible.
Midseason: Training Day (CBS): Based on the 2001 movie, the reboot picks up 15 years later and revolves around a young idealistic LAPD police officer who is partnered with a morally questionable detective (Bill Paxton). Luv’ed the movie!
Here is a list of the season premieres of shows that I am currently watching. If you have not yet watched these, they are highly recommended viewing, if you give them a chance:
Wed 9/14/2016: 10pm (NBC) Blindspot (time change: Wed 9/21: 8pm)
Fri 9/16/2016: 8pm (SyFy) Z Nation
Mon 9/19/2016: 8pm (Fox) Gotham
8pm (CBS) Big Bang Theory
Tue 9/20/2016: 8pm (Fox) Brooklyn Nine-Nine
10pm (ABC) Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Thu 9/22/2016: 10pm (NBC) Blacklist
Sun 9/25/2016: 9:30pm (Fox) The Last Man On Earth
10pm (ABC) Quantico (guilty pleasure)
Sat 10/01/2016: 11:30pm (NBC) Saturday Night Live
Sun 10/02/2016: 8pm (Starz) Ash vs Evil Dead
Mon 10/03/2016: 9pm (CBS) Scorpion (2-hr episode), (time change 10/10: 10pm)
Tue 10/04/2016: 8pm (CW) Flash
Wed 10/05/2016: 8pm (CW) Arrow
Mon 10/10/2016: 8pm (CW) Supergirl
Tue 10/11/2016: 9pm (ABC) Fresh Off The Boat
Thu 10/13/2016: 8pm (CW) DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Sun 10/23/2016: 9pm (AMC) Walking Dead
So sad to see go in 2016, goodbye to: American Idol, Castle, Continuum, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , Downton Abbey, Heroes Reborn, Limitless (I’m so disappointed!!), Marvel’s Agent Carter, Minority Report, Person of Interest (noooo!), Rush Hour, You Me And The Apocalypse (I really liked this one!)