Tuesday, September 25, 2012

TV Premieres: What to Watch 9/24

We’re back with a bunch of new television this week.  Many of your favorite returning shows are back this week as well.  Below is a listing by-day of the new series premieres with the time and network.  I’m also throwing in an abbreviated listing of returning series premieres and series finales.

Remember, this is on a trial basis.  We’ll see how it goes.

The new show you definitely need to add to your favorite list is "Last Resort” on ABC.


Note: All times are U.S. CST

Tuesday, 9/25

Ben and Kate-7:30pm on Fox – This new single-camera sitcom has Ben, an exuberant dreamer, returns to his hometown, he realizes his perennially responsible younger sister, Kate, needs help raising her 5-year-old daughter; Kate prepares for what turns out to be a disastrous first date.  Early reviews say this is pretty average but does have a likeable cast.

The Mindy Project-8:30pm on Fox – Sitcom by executive producerMindy Kaling.  Early reviews say this one is worth checking out – pretty funny.  Synopsis:  After getting drunk and disorderly at her ex-boyfriend's wedding, Dr. Mindy Lahiri realizes she needs to get her personal and professional life back on track.

Vegas-9:10 on CBS – New drama where rancher Ralph Lamb becomes a sheriff, he begins investigating the murder of the governor's niece and instantly clashes with mobster Vincent Savino.  Stars Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis and Carrie-Anne Moss.  Great cast with a promising setting, but early reviews said the pilot was somewhat boring.

Brickleberry-9:30pm on Comedy Central – New animated comedy

Season Premieres:  NCIS, New Girl, NCIS: Los Angeles, Private Practice


Wednesday, 9/26

Animal Practice-7pm on NBC – New sitcom where Justin Kirk stars as a vet who loves animals but hates their owners.  This one also stars Tyler Labine.  Early reviews are very mixed – some will like it some will hate it.  It has a monkey in a labcoat is all you need to know.

The Neighbors-8:30pm on ABC – Comedy with this plot:  When Marty Weaver and his wife, Debbie, move to a gated community with their three children, they discover their neighbors are aliens who had not met humans.  I give this one a month to survive.

Season Premieres:  The Middle, Criminal Minds, Modern Family, Law & Order: SVU, CSI


Thursday, 9/27

Last Resort-7pm on ABC – This drama was written by Shawn Ryan and is on my must record list.  If you’re not sure, be sure and at least record this pilot episode as it’s a good one.  Plot:  After questioning orders to fire at a foreign country, Capt. Marcus Chaplin and the crew of the world's most powerful nuclear submarine find themselves under attack and declared enemies of the United States.

Elementary-9:01 on CBS – It’s a modern-day Sherlock Holmes with Lucy Liu as Watson.  And it’s set it New York City to really tick of the British.  It’s not great, but looks to be more entertaining than most expected.  I think it’s worth giving a chance if you enjoy the genre.

Capture Cowboys-10:02 on History – new reality series

Season Premieres:  The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Grey’s Anatomy, Person of Interest, Rock Center With Brian Williams, Scandal


Friday, 9/28

Paranormal Paparazzi-6pm on Travel – Reality series

Made in Jersey-8pm on CBS – Drama that might appeal to the CBS watching crowd.

Flea Market Flip-8pm on HGTV

Voces on PBS-10pm on PBS – Documentary

Season Premieres:  CSI: NY, Fringe, Blue Bloods, Dateline NBC


Saturday, 9/29

Being-5pm on National Geographic – Documentary

Season Premieres:  Star Wars: The Clone Wars, How the States Got Their Shapes, 48 Hours


Sunday, 9/30

666 Park Avenue-9:01pm on ABC – A new paranormal drama.  Nice cast, decent plot, but quite slow and shall I say almost boring?  Plot:  Jane and Henry are offered a chance to manage a premier apartment building in New York; while the couple is seduced by the intoxicating lifestyle of the Upper East Side, supernatural forces in the building make Henry and Jane question their decision.

Destination Fear-10pm on Travel – reality/travel

Season Premieres:  60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, Once Upon a Time, The Simpsons, Making Monsters, Bob’s Burgers, The Good Wife, Revenge, Family Guy, American Dad, The Mentalist