Most Anticipated New Shows of Fall 2015
With all the shows there are to watch these days, it’s hard to keep track of them all! With that in mind we’ve come up with a list of ten new shows to look out for this fall.
The superhero niche has seen plenty of male men donning alter-egos and saving the world, both on TV and the big screen, but what about our heroines? When do they get to kick some butt already? Cue CBS’ Supergirl, played by Whiplash costar Melissa Benoist. Like her legendary cousin, Superman, she has fled Krypton and landed safely on Earth. Adopted at the age of 12 by the Danvers family, the show actually follows her years later as a young professional in National City, where although she has managed to fit in, she knows she doesn’t belong, and feels there is a higher purpose for her super-skills. The show looks both action-packed and adorable, one that will keep men and women of all ages coming back every week!
The Muppets back on TV. Need I say more? While it will be a strange show to see aired at primetime, it’s something everyone can watch: the nostalgic adults and the first-timer kids. The trailer in itself shows that our favourite puppets haven’t lost that witty charm that makes both kids and adults love them. As far as plotline goes, the show will follow the Muppets in the day-to-day duties during production of “Up Late with Miss Piggy”, a fictional late-night talk show starring (you guessed it) Miss Piggy! Hilarious, light, and full of puppets, it’s something the whole family can look forward to.
Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy has created what could be another smash TV hit, Scream Queens. A comedy-horror mashup, boasting the talents of Emma Roberts, Lea Michele and Jamie Lee Curtis, it’s not hard to see why this is getting people talking. The show follows a group of sorority sisters as a killing spree unfolds on their campus. Don’t expect another Scream though—Scream Queens looks to be as funny as it is scary.
This suspenseful drama lets us watch a gorgeous ensemble cast test their skills and strength at FBI’s Quantico base. Although all of them seem a perfect fit for the FBI, one is found to be suspect in executing a terrorist attack on New York City. The show seems in the vain of Homeland or Salt where we aren’t sure of some of the main characters’ intentions, and thus are left wondering episode after episode if we are rooting for good or evil. Either way, this looks like a good one to watch, even if just for the cast themselves.
A beautiful Jane Doe is dropped off in the middle of Times Square with no memory and no identity. Stranger yet, she’s covered head to toe in mysterious tattoos. The FBI soon discovers they are actually clues to crimes that have yet to be solved. I love shows that start off like this, with one huge mystery that leads to even more intriguing mysteries. So I’m hooked even without seeing the show.
A continuation of the 2011 movie starring Bradley Cooper, Limitless is a show about Brian Finch, who after taking a mystery pharmaceutical called NZT, becomes an instant genius able to use all his brainpower, rather than only 10% of it as the rest of us apparently do. It continues on from the plotline of the movie and involves the FBI, who coerces Finch to help them solve complex cases. With regular cameos by Bradley Cooper, it’s already getting lots of buzz. Safe to say if you like the idea behind the movie, you’ll probably like the show as well.
Although the last Heroes show ended not with a bang, but with a whimper, this Heroes reboot looks like the first season when we were all obsessed with our favourite good guys. Of course, it’s only starting its first season itself, so whether this is a smash hit or a dwindling dud like its predecessor is a question we’ll have to ask later. In the meantime, it looks like these new heroes are in for a wild ride, as they battle against villains who would steal their superpowers and corrupt them for evil. Keep an eye on this one and cross your fingers for your new (old) favourite superhero show!
Starring Colin Hanks (Orange County) and Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), this looks like CBS’ response to Modern Family, and looks like it could definitely rival it in terms of humour. The show follows a family where everyone seems to be at different stages of their life: some are off to college, some are planning their own funerals, and some are trying to have babies. The trailer looks hilarious and the casting looks phenomenal. Looks like a hit to me!
If you’re like me, you can’t get enough of Rob Lowe. He was absolutely hilarious in Parks and Recreation, and I’m hoping he’s equally so in his new show, The Grinder. Starring alongside The Wonder Years’ Fred Savage, Rob Lowe is an actor who plays a lawyer (nicknamed “The Grinder”) in a hit TV show. But in the midst of a mid-life crisis, he decides to go back to his hometown, where he convinces himself he has enough “experience” to become a real-life lawyer alongside his brother and father. I’m liking the premise and loving how ridiculous it could get.
Everyone’s favourite singer, dancer, actor and dad, Neil Patrick Harris, has finally gotten his own variety show and it’s a self-proclaimed Best Time Ever. With everything this guy can do (did you know he has 5 Emmy Awards and a Tony?), that opinion would be hard to bet against. This live, one-hour show will feature appearances by A-list stars, along with stunts, skits and audience giveaways, just to name a few. It sounds like fun and I am definitely in.