We’re getting close to the fall TV season and this September fall TV lineup is full. What will you watch from the 23 new TV shows to choose from? We have TV shows featuring, dads, moms, coaches, cops, junior chefs, headless horsemen and super heroes to choose from to name a few. There are a couple of old, familiar faces making a return to the TV screen – Robin Williams and Michael J Fox will be starring in “The Crazy Ones” and “The Michael J Fox Show” (yeah, real original there, Michael). But, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the most anticipated new TV show coming in September is Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Back in the Game (ABC)
Wednesdays @ 8:30pm, Series Premiere September 25
Terry Gannon, Jr. (Maggie Lawson) used to be an All Star softball player until she found herself pregnant and lost her scholarship. Now she and her young son, Danny (Griffin Cluck) had to move in with her estranged father, Terry, Sr. (James Caan). Terry would prefer to keep her son sheltered from sports but Danny has a mind of his own and insists on playing Little League even though he doesn’t know which hand the glove goes on. When a wealthy neighbor offers to finance the team of misfits, Terry reluctantly finds herself coaching a team similar to the original “Bad News Bears.” “Back in the Game” also stars Lenora Crichlow, Ben Koldyke, Kennedy Waite, J. J. Totah and Cooper Roth.
Sundays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere September 29
The quote from Sir Walter Scott, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive” describes, in my opinion, the premise of “Betrayal.” Photographer Sara Hadley and Attorney Jack McAllister (Hannah Ware and Stuart Townsend) feel sparks fly at a chance meeting that lead to an affair, but just as things are heating up they find themselves on the opposite sides of a murder investigation. Drew (Chris Johnson), Sara’s husband, is a prosecuting attorney who has political aspirations. Elaine (Wendy Moniz) is the daughter of Thacher Karsten (James Cromwell), and also Jack’s wife. When Karsten’s son T.J. (Henry Thomas) is accused of murder, it is up to Jack to defend him, and he finds himself battling in the courtroom against Drew, who looks at this case as a jumping point for his political future.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Tuesdays @ 8:30pm, Series Premiere September 17
This workplace comedy that has Brooklyn’s 99th precinct as their backdrop is not so much about the job as it is about the men and women working there. He has the best arrest record at Brooklyn’s 99th precinct which is why Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) has been indulged with his loose interpretation of the rules over the years. That is until the precinct receives a new commanding officer in Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher), who means to set Peralta in his place.Also on the staff is Detective Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), Sergeant Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews), Detective Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio), Detective Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz), and civilian Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti). Detective Santiago grew up in a family of seven brothers so she knows what competition is all about and is out to take over Peralta’s arrest record. Sergeant Jeffords is a big guy with two baby girls – Cagney and Lacey – who he works to protect 24/7. Detective Boyle idolizes Detective Peralta, is puny and not the sharpest tool in the shed but he gives it his all. He also secretly pines for Detective Diaz who is way out of his league. Detective Diaz is very opinionated, tough and sexy. The civilian in the bunch is Gina Linetti, the office manager who has her nose constantly in everyone’s business.
Cold Justice (TNT)
Tuesdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere September 3
Yolanda McClary is a retired CSI investigator from the Las Vegas Police Department. Kelly Siegler spent 21 years prosecuting murder cases in Texas. Now they have teamed together to re-visit cold cases using current, up-to-date technology in DNA and lab testing hoping to bring closure for the family of the victims.
Tuesdays @ 8:00pm, Series Premiere September 17
They’ve been friends their whole lives. Now Eli (Seth Green) and Warner (Giovanni Ribisi) are co-owners of a very successful video gaming company. They came up with the idea while they were stoned in college, and Eli has stayed stoned. Warner, on the other hand, has a wife and two kids. But now both their lives are being turned upside down. When both Eli and Warner’s fathers realize they are broke, they decide the answer is to move in and sponge off their sons. Turn around is fair play, right?
Hello Ladies (HBO)
Sundays @ 10:30pm, Series Premiere September 29
Looking for excitement and romance, the desperate and less-than-charming Stuart (Stephen Merchant) moves from England to LA. He quickly finds a female roommate in Jessica (Christine Woods) but she has made it crystal clear that they can only be friends. With that being settled, Stuart decides to hit the clubs with his new friends Wade (Nate Torrence), who is recently separated from his wife, and Kives (Kevin Weisman), a paraplegic who has more luck with the ladies than the other two combined.
Mondays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere September 23
When Dr. Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette) family is taken hostage in their home, terrorist Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott) orders her to assassinate the President of the United States. “Hostages” also stars Tate Donovan, Quinn Shephard, Mateus Ward, Billy Brown, Sandrine Holt, Rhys Coiro and James Naughton as President Kincaid.
I Dream of Nene: The Wedding (BRAVO)
Tuesdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere September 17
Nene Leakes is planning the “wedding of alifetime” the second time around? Why? Didn’t she do that the first time around?
Last Tango in Halifax (PBS)
Sundays @ 8:00pm, Series Premiere September 8
When childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia (Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid) are both widowed in their 70’s, they reconnect (over the internet, no less) and lament over what could have been and what still can be. They both have adult daughters bringing their own personal drama to the table. Caroline (Sarah Lancashire), Celia’s daughter, worries about her mom rushing into a new relationship so quickly but has her own problems with an adulterous husband. Alan’s daughter, Gillian (Nicola Walker), works at a local supermarket as well as running the family farm. She is a widow who is involved with a younger, vibrant guy who is having a hard time keeping his hands off her and she also has a brother-in-law who is convinced she was involved in the death of her husband. Both daughters want their parents to be happy, but they can’t help but meddle in their lives.
Lucky 7 (ABC)
Tuesdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere September 24
In Astoria, Queens in Astoria, Queens seven lucky gas station employees who have been running a lottery pool at work finally hit the jackpot. Of course, a little money can change anyone’s life and these people are no different. Samira (Summer Bishil) can realize her musical dreams and attend Julliard. Denise (Lorraine Bruce) hopes the money can help heal her marriage. Matt (Matt Long), his two kids and girlfriend can move out of his mother’s home and Matt’s brother Nicky (Stephen Louis Grush) can pay of a loan shark who is out to get him. For young mother Leanne (Anastasia Phillips) it means a better future for her daughter. Antonio (Luis Antonio Ramos) plans on creating a whole new life for his family. And finally, the store manager, Bob (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) can retire.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
Tuesdays @ 8:00pm, Series Premiere September 24
Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) has created a small group of special agents who take on strange activities around the world in Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The select team of Agents consists of an expert martial artist and pilot, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); a highly trained combatant, Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton); biochemist Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge); engineer Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); and new recruit Skye (Chloe Bennett) who is a world class computer hacker.
Masterchef Junior (FOX)
Fridays @ 8:00pm, Series Premiere September 27
The kids are taking over the kitchen – literally. Children ages 8 – 13 who love to cook will be competing in a slightly scaled-down version of the adult “Masterchef” in “Junior Masterchef.” The judges from “Masterchef,” Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianuch and Graham Elliott will oversee the junior chefs.
Mondays @ 9:30pm, Series Premiere September 23
From Chuck Lorre (“Two and a Half Men”) comes another comedy about a dysfunctional family. Single mom, Christy (Anna Faris), is on the wagon as she tries to juggle raising two kids while dealing with her previously estranged mother who is trying her best to push her off the wagon and back to the bottle. “Mom” also stars Allison Janney, Sadie Calvano, Blake Garrett, Nate Corddry, Spencer Daniels, Matt Jones and French Stewart as Chef Rudy.
My Big Fat Revenge (OXY)
Tuesdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere September 3
Women who have been overweight most of their lives and have been constantly teased about it are transforming their bodies and exacting revenge on the teasers. Ex-boyfriends, classmates and for some, family members, get the tables turned on them and have a taste of their own medicine as they are set up on blind dates, auditions, and jobs. What? Getting healthy for themselves isn’t good enough? Revenge is a plate best served cold and here is a TV show/station willing to aid in said revenge.
Sleepy Hollow (FOX)
Mondays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere September 16
Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) has woken up after 250 years have passed and he is humanity’s last hope. Resurrected with Ichabod is the Headless Horseman but he is only the beginning of the problems in this new world Ichabod has awoken to. As it turns out, Headless is the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Ichabod forms a bond with a young cop, Detective Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), who has her own supernatural experiences. Using her terrific profiling and threat assessment skills and his first-hand knowledge of unknown American history, they form a formidable duo in the battle against the Horsemen.
The Blacklist (NBC)
Mondays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere September 23
When Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader),who is on the FBI’s most wanted list, voluntarily turns himself in he has one condition – he will only work with rookie FBI profiler Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone). Working only with Liz, Red will aid in the capture of terrorist Ranko Zamani, who was thought to be deceased. Zamani is only one of many “bad guys” on a special list Red has compiled. The question is why does he want to aid the FBI in their capture? What will he gain from it? “The Blacklist” also stars Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ryan Eggold and Ilfenesh Hadera.
The Crazy Ones (CBS)
Thursdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere September 26
If you have to work for a crazy boss you couldn’t pick anyone better than Robin Williams. Williams is trying to bring real comedy back to TV in “The Crazy Ones” as an unconventional advertising agent who also happens to be the crazy boss. The staff and his family try their best to keep his crazy ideas locked inside the box. “The Crazy Ones” also stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Hamish Linklater, Amanda Setton and Jimmy Wolk.
The Goldberg’s (ABC)
Tuesdays @ 9:00pm, Series Premiere September 24
In the 1980’s, geeky 11-year-old Adam (Sean Giambrone) faces each day armed with a video camera to capture all the wonders around him (mainly his crazy family). Adam is the youngest child who has two siblings, 16-year-old brother Barry (Troy Gentile) who suffers from middle child syndrome and 17-year-old sister, Erica (Hayley Orrantia) who most guys would describe as both hot and terrifying. The parents of this trio of unruly children are Beverly and Murray (Wendi McClendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin). Beverly is a typical overprotective mom and dad has a screaming short fuse. Rounding out the family clan is Pops (George Segal), the kids’ grandfather who thinks of himself as a smooth Don Juan. I wonder if they got the premise for this show from the movie Super 8 where a boy carries a movie camera around filming everyone and everything.
The Michael J Fox Show (NBC)
Thursdays @ 9:30pm, Series Premiere September 26
The character of Mike Henry, played by Michael J Fox, is based on Michael’s real-life struggles with Parkinson’s disease and how his family helps him cope with it. “The Michael J. Fox Show” also stars Betsy Brandt, Conor Romero, Juliette Goglia, Jack Gore, Katie Finneran, Wendell Pierce and Ana Nogueira.
The New Atlanta (BRAVO)
Tuesdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere September 17
Going by the show title, I guess Atlanta, GA is getting a face lift and these 5 people are there to provide it – Alexandra Dilworth, Emily Lipman, Africa Miranda, Tribble Reese, and Jevon “Vawn” Sims. I’m not sure how they are going to pull this off since they are all struggling young professionals in fashion, music, event planning and business.
Too Young to Marry? (Oxygen)
Wednesdays @ 10:00pm, Series Premiere September 11
Young teen lovers are determined to tie the knot despite all the people telling them they are making the biggest mistake of their lives, and that they are too young to get married,
Trophy Wife (ABC)
Tuesdays @ 9:30pm, Series Premiere September 24
“Third time’s the charm,” or so the saying goes, right? Reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman) is not so sure about that after she becomes the third bride of Pete (Bradley Whitford). After getting hitched, Kate becomes an instant step-mom. Bert (Albert Tsai) is the adopted son to ex-wife number two, Jackie (Michaela Watkins), who knows exactly which of Pete’s strings to pull to get what she wants. Twin teenagers Hillary and Warren (Gianna LePera and Ryan Scott Lee) are Pete’s biological children with ex-wife number one, Diane (Marcia Gay Harden), an over-achieving doctor. Kate barely has any maternal instinct and turns to her best friend Meg (Natalie Morales) for support who has even less experience than she does with kids.
We Are Men (CBS)
Mondays @ 8:30pm, Series Premiere September 30
When Carter (Chris Smith) was jilted at the altar he temporarily moves into an apartment complex while he tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. There he meets 3 men, Frank, Gil and Stuart (Tony Shalhoub, Kal Penn and Jerry O’Connell) who have been divorced twice each. The guys are eager to share their life experiences with the opposite sex with Carter.
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