Fall TV lineup features something for everyone
Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 00:09
It’s September, which means major networks are gearing up for their fall lineups. If you’re trying to find a new show to call your own this semester, look no further. Here are four shows that are creating quite a bit of buzz.
A new twist on a classic tale of the British sleuth, creator Rob Doherty is taking Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved stories and giving them a twenty-first century update. Lucy Liu shakes up the series as Dr. Watson, and the chemistry between her and Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes looks promising.
“I’m a fan of these kind of shows,” junior Mike Magyar said. “It definitely has potential, especially the addition of [Lucy Liu] as Watson. It should be fun.”
Premiering on CBS on Sept. 27, Elementary is arguably the most creative entry into this century-old series.
Throw in equal parts Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, American Horror Story), Hayden Panettiere (Heroes), and the center of the country music world, and you get a musical drama that looks to be a breakout hit for ABC. Star power aside, just the previews for it are enough to make this a must-watch. Panettiere plays an up and coming star Juliette Barnes, who finds herself at odds with Britton’s 40-year-old, fading superstar Rayna James.
Junior Lisa Gehring said she doesn’t watch much TV, but that she’s going to check out the premiere of Nashville.
“I’m a recent country music fan,” Gehring said. “Since it’s got Hayden and it’s country, I’ve got to see what it’s about.”
Don’t miss the Oct. 10 series premiere.
3. The Walking Dead
It may be on its third season, but after receiving 9 million viewers for its season two finale, becoming the most-watched cable drama telecast in history, it is arguably the most anticipated premiere of the fall. Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of the survivors find themselves with more on their hands than just zombies as they find themselves at odds with The Governor (David Morrissey), a power-hungry leader of a nearby settlement. New characters and locales will keep the series feeling fresh, and there should be no short supply of brutal zombie killing. The new season for The Walking Dead kicks off Oct. 14 on AMC.
A J.J. Abrams production, Revolution explores a post-apocalyptic world not too different from The Walking Dead, though instead of zombies, all advanced technology was permanently disabled 15 years prior and public order has collapsed as a result. The story opens up with the Matheson family, who possess an item that is not only a key to understanding what happened, but also may contain a way to reverse the effects. Sophomore Alex Catanese, a self-described film and TV fan, has had this show on his radar for a while and is anticipating the series premiere, he said.
“I’m a fan of all things Abrams. I’m definitely looking forward to watching it,” Catanese said. “If it’s anything like his other productions, it’ll be wild.”
The show will air on NBC Sept. 17..