What Was, What Is and What’s Going to be in US TV

My current TV obsessions

The Night Manager – I devoured the 6 episodes of this miniseries and it is spectacular .. run to see it. Such great acting and a great story.

The Girlfriend Experience: It’s risky, edgy but also really well done and Riley Kreough has charisma and talent for days

Summer Previews

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A lot of people say summer TV in the USA is bad, I love it! since its starting I figured I would leave a little of a roundup of calendars, whats starting and Preview articles for you to read.

What I’m looking forward to: 

  • New Shows:
    • Stranger Things on Netflix- I’ve always been a fan of Winona Ryder
    • Guilt and Dead of Summer on Freeform 
    • Queen of the South on USA 
    • BrainDead on CBS 
    • The Match Game on ABC – because i love Alec Baldwin
    • Feed the Beast on AMC 
    • The Dresser on Starz  
  • Old Favorites that Come in the Summer
    • Unreal- It is back and I love it! I talked at length about my obsession last summer so I am definitely checking back in.  
    • The Fosters – I’ve said it many times I’m a sucker for the network previously known as ABC Family aka Freeform)
    • Devious Maids
    • Mistresses
    • Chefs Table on Netflix
    • Rizzoli & Isles

Fall TV Preview

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th upfront also happened, and its a great highlight of what’s to come in fall. Here I have included some media commentary with all the links to the pilots, The pilots I’m looking forward to seeing, schedules and everything you need to know about the Fall season.

Commentary

 There is a lot starting but these are the ones I’m looking forward to the most (with their official description and trailers):

Definitely will check out: 

This Is Us 

 Starring Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown, this refreshingly honest and provocative series follows a unique ensemble whose paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways. We find several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than anyone would expect. From the writer and directors of Crazy, Stupid, Love. comes a smart, modern dramedy that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know. Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones also star. Dan Fogelman will write and executive-produce with Jess Rosenthal, Charlie Gogolak and directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra.

Designated Survivor  .

Kiefer Sutherland stars in this conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history. Natascha McElhone, Maggie Q, Kal Penn, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, and Tanner Buchanan also star. David Guggenheim will write and executive-produce with Sutherland, Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper, Suzan Bymel, and Aditya Sood

Conviction 

Lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell) is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis (Eddie Cahill), to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother’s Senate campaign. Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her brilliant mind to turn over cases, where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family. Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey, Emily Kinney, Manny Montana and Daniel di Tomasso also star. Liz Friedman will write and executive-produce with Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, and Liz Friedlander.

Notorious 

Inspired by the true-life stories of criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, Notorious is a provocative look at the unique, sexy, and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media. Piper Perabo, Aimee Teegarden, Daniel Sunjata, Sepideh Moafi, Kate Jennings Grant, Ryan Guzman, Kevin Zegers, and J. August Richards star. Josh Berman and Allie Hagan will write and executive-produce, with The Firm’s Josh Barry also serving as executive producer.

Pitch  

Pitch follows a young female pitcher (Kylie Bunbury) who defies the odds when she becomes the first woman to play in the major leagues. Dan Fogelman and Rick Singer will write and executive-produce with Tony Bill, Helen Bartlett, Jess Rosenthal, Kevin Falls, and Paris Barclay. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, Tim Jo, Dan Lauria, Mark Consuelos, and Bob Balaban will also star.

Star 

Three talented singers (newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady), desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. Headlined by Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, with a soundtrack of original music and stunning music performances, the series also features guest star and Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz. Lee Daniels will executive produce with Tom Donaghy, Pamela Oas Williams, and Effie Brown.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show   

In a brand-new reimagining of the cult-classic midnight movie 40 years in the making, sweethearts Janet (Victoria Justice) and Brad (Ryan McCartan) stumble upon flirtatious mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s (Laverne Cox) bizarre abode during his annual Transylvanian science convention. The two-hour event also features Emmy Award nominee Tim Curry, the original Frank-N-Furter.

Frequency 

 Frequency follows a police detective in 2016 who discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day. Jeremy Carver will write and executive-produce with Toby Emmerich, John Rickard, Dan Lin, and Jennifer Gwartz. Riley Smith, Mekhi Phifer, Peyton List, Lenny Jacobson, Anthony Ruivivar, Devin Kelley, and Daniel Bonjour will star.

Will see the pilot and take it from there:

The Good Place 

A smart, unique new comedy that follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person. With the help of her wise newfound afterlife mentor (Ted Danson), she’s determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome (or at least the pretty good) person within. William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D’Arcy Carden also star. Michael Schur will write and executive-produce with David Miner.

Timeless

A thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, soldier and history professor who must use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. Can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it’s too late? Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey and Claudia Doumit will star. Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan will writer and executive-produce with John Davis, John Fox, Marney Hochman and director Neil Marshall.

Still Star-Crossed A period drama from Shondaland that picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. Wade Briggs, Anthony Head, Zuleikha Robinson, Lashana Lynch, Ebonee Noel, Sterling Sulieman, Medalion Rahimi, Grant Bowler, Susan Wooldridge, Torrance Coombs and Dan Hildebrand star. Heather Mitchell will write and executive-produce with Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Michael Offer, and Michael Goldstein.

DOUBT Centers on Sadie Ellis (Heigl), a lawyer who becomes romantically involved with a client who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime With Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy), Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me), Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Dulé Hill (Psych), Dreama Walker (Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23), Elliott Gould (Ray Donovan), Kobi Libii (Alpha House)

Considering it:

Pure Genius

 The drama follows a young Silicon Valley tech titan (Augustus Prew) who enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting edge, “new school” approach to medicine. Dermot Mulroney, Brenda Song, Reshma Shetty, Ward Horton, Aaron Jennings, and Odette Annable also star. Jason Katims and Michelle Lee executive-produce

Time After Time 

Based on the novel and movie of the same name, Time After Time is a cat and mouse adventure through time, where famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells (Freddie Stroma) is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper (Josh Bowman). Once H.G. arrives in New York City, he finds a world he never thought possible and a young woman who captivates him. Genesis Rodriguez and Regina Taylor also star. Kevin Williamson will write and executive-produce with Marcos Siega.

24: Legacy

 Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, and Jimmy Smits will star in the new show, which follows a race to prevent a deadly terrorist attack on the United States. Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto, Evan Katz, and Stephen Hopkins will serve as executive producers alongside Sutherland

No Tomorrow

When a risk-averse, straight-arrow procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, to comedic and poignant results they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists. Corinne Brinkerhoff, Maggie Friedman, Scott McCabe, and Tory Stanton will write and executive-produce with Ben Silverman. Tori Anderson, Josh Sasse, Sarayu Blue, Amy Pietz, Jesse Rath, and Jonathan Langdon will star

Emerald City – The “event” series is a modern and dark reimagining of the classic tale of Oz that includes lethal warriors, competing kingdoms, and the infamous wizard as we’ve never seen him before. A headstrong 20-year-old Dorothy Gale is unwittingly sent on a journey that thrusts her into the center of an epic and bloody battle for the control of Oz. With Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil), Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), Florence Kasumba, Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Powerless– Set in the DC Comics universe full of superheroes, villains and people just like us, an office comedy about the exceedingly average employees at an insurance company and their quest to find their own power.With  Vanessa Hudgens (Grease: Live), Danny Pudi (Community), Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory, Firefly), Christina Kirk (A to Z)

 

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