THe TV upfronts came, and with the sadness of great tv shows that were cancelled, comes anticipation of new shows to fall into in the fall. The upfronts are not the be all anymore, there is sooo much good tv on cable and online that falls outside of the archaic “fall tv” lineup, that this will not represent all of the potential options of the next year. However it is fun to get so much new potential all at once
Some coverage of the upfronts and the new shows:
- Vultures full Upfront coverage, incluing previes from CBS, NBC, CW, ABC and Fox
- Hollywood Reproter’s Upfronts 2014: Complete Guide to What’s New, Renewed and Canceled
- VAriety Upfront’s 2014
- Eonline ranking of the fall new shows
- TVline coverage: Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New!
- EW coverage: Snap judgements of CBS, CW, ABC, Fox and NBC new shows, Best and worst decisions of 2014 upfront
what I’m looking forward for
- Official description: Based upon characters published by DC Comics, through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive.
- Why I want to watch: I was thoroughly surprised by how much of a fan of the show Arrow I became this year. This, from the same producers an a kind of spin off, will have me interested from the start! besides there is the cuteness factor of Grant Gustin aka Sebastian from Glee
How to get away with murder
- Official Description: the brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) gets entangled with four law students from her class, “How to Get Away with Murder.” Little do they know that they will have to apply what they learned to real life, in this masterful, sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, executive producers of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.”
- Why I want to watch it: Shonda Rhimes has yet to dissapoint
- Official Description: Screenwriter/executive producer Dan Fogelman (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Tangled,” “Cars”) teams up with Broadway and Hollywood award-winning musical team—composer Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and lyricist Glenn Slater (“The Little Mermaid,” “Tangled”)—for a musical comedy fairytale of epic proportions. Once upon a time, the dashing hero, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), lost the love of his life, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), to the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Now, our fallen hero is ready to take revenge and restore his “happily ever after.” But it won’t be without a few twists and turns along the way.
- Why I want to watch it: Anyone that knows me will realize that the combination of singing and period costumes will have me in my sofa watching this! Itm ight be terrible but i wil lhapilly watch. Also ALAN MENKEN!!!!!!!
Red band society
- Official Description : group of teenagers meet as patients in the children’s wing of a hospital and become unlikely allies and friends.
- Why I want to watch it: it just seems cute. Besides I am not opposed to crying whilst watching TV – it might have something to do with my guilty pleasure obsession of watching Hallmark made for TV movies
- Official Description : Explores the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life.
- Why I want to watch it: This seems political with a bit of sentimentality – right up my alley.
A to Z
- Official Description : Whimsical romantic comedy set in the world of an online dating company that details the “A to Z’s” of a relationship, from meeting to breakup. The ensemble navigates the complicated world of modern love and poses the question: Is there such a thing as destiny?
- Why I want to watch it: my rom com loving self needs to give this premise a shot
Jane the Virgin
- Official Description : A series of surprising and unforeseen events causes a hard-working, religious young Latina woman to be accidentally artificially inseminated. Adapted from the successful Venezuelan telenovela.
- Why I want to watch it: I tend to love all of the CW shows, and the more soapy the better.
Manhattan Love Story
- Official Description: Have you ever wondered what your date was thinking? This romantic comedy exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating.
- Why I want to watch it: Another rom com, another reason for me to give it a shot. besides I love manhattan so if its an integral part of the story, all the better
Shows that I am on the fence about, but will watch the pilot:
- Official Description: psychological thriller that centers on a pair of detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD.
- Why I’m on the fence: As good as it looks, it might just be too scary for me!
- Official Description: Follows an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses as they form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age.
- Why I’m on the fence: This one I have to watch to be convinced. Interesting premise but where will it go from there s
State of affairs
- Official Description: Centers on a key CIA attaché who counsels the president on high-stakes incidents around the world. She balances her intense political responsibilities with a complicated personal life
- Why I’m on the fence: I kind of do not like Katherine Heigl after her Greys anatomy exit. But i did like her before so she might grow on me.
- Official Description: It centers on a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman who plays with the law and whose life on the edge is constantly in balance because she also happens to be a judge in the criminal court system
- Why I’m on the fence: Love Kate Walsh but i can see this character potentially becoming grating
Some of the things I’m excited about that don’t have premiere dates yet, but that were presented:
- The Astronaut Wives Club Chronicles the lives of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo mission crews’ spouses.
- iZombie med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. Based on the characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.
- Members Only, An upstairs/downstairs soap centered on a private country club.
- Weird Loners single-camera comedy about four single 30-something underdogs who are unexpectedly thrust into one another’s lives and form an unlikely bond in a Queens, NY, townhouse.