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Saturday, September 13, 2014

New Fall TV Shows

Hello dear friends!  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  

This is a small selection of new TV shows which will be previewing within the next couple of weeks.   
Let me apologize ahead of time for the formatting of this blog.  Tried to fix it but no can do.

The Affair

Told from alternating male and female perspectives, The Affair examines the emotional and psychological effects of infidelity on two different marriages. Set in the Hamptons, the series stars Dominic West (The Wire) and Ruth Wilson (Luther) as the cheaters and Maura Tierney (ER) and Joshua Jackson (Fringe) as the cheatees. Bonus: Bunheads' Julia Goldani Telles appears as the teenage daughter of one of the two couples, adding to an already excellent cast. ~ TV Guide

This show looks like it will be right up my alley!  I will have to tape it though, because there is no way the Mister will watch it.

Bad Judge

This single-camera comedy stars Kate Walsh (Private PracticeFargo) as Rebecca Wright, one of L.A.'s most respected criminal court judges. But here's the (overused and kind-of-boring) catch: While Rebecca totally and completely has it together in her work life, her personal life is the exact definition of a hot mess. She's flaky, she sleeps around without a care in the world, and she parties like she's still in college (so we're guessing she has the world's worst hangovers). She does drive a sweet van, though! John Ducey, Tone Bell, and Theodore Barnes also star. ~ TV Guide

I like Kate Walsh and I'll probably tune in to the first show to see how good it is.

History Channel

This two-part miniseries stars Academy Award winner Adrien Brody as the world-famous Harry Houdini (birth name: Erik Weisz) and will chronicle the legendary performer's life by recounting his various stunts and illusions. Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) plays Houdini's wife and partner Bess, while Evan Jones (A Million Ways to Die in the West) plays Jim Collins, his assistant. ~TV Guide
This is a mini series that the Mister and I can agree on. I think this show may have already aired. Chowdah wants to watch it to see if Houdini can help him escape his new neck accessory.

How To Get Away With Murder

Shonda Rhimes continues her push toward world domination with this legal thriller, which stars Viola Davis as a serious-as-the-death-penalty law school professor whose attractive students vie for her approval and a desk at her prestigious law firm. But their biggest lessons are learned outside the classroom, when they get caught up in a murder plot and, presumably, must figure out how to get away with it. Expect Scandal-sized twists and Grey's-like drama! ~TV Guide
Don't get nervous, Mister, this is not an instructional video, this is #1 on my must-see list.  
Madam Secretary
Tea Leoni plays a former CIA agent whose former boss, now the president of the United States (Keith Carradine), asks her to take on the role of Secretary of State after an accident claims the life of the office's previous occupant. Using her no-nonsense, unconventional attitude toward politics, she shakes things up in Washington, D.C. while also juggling her home life as a wife and a mother. Tim Daly and Bebe Neuwirth also star. ~TV Guide
I'm a big fan of Tea Leoni, Tim "Wings" Daly, and Bebe "Frasier" Neuwirth.  If the show is well-written, my guess is that this show will be a hit.


This violent and shocking thriller from The Following's Kevin Williamson has already drawn plenty of pre-air criticism, and with good reason. It follows a division of the LAPD that deals with stalkers, voyeurs, and love-obsessed weirdos who target mostly women, often with deadly results. Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott star as our law enforcement heroes who may be more complicated than they seem. ~TV Guide
I actually loved Dylan McDermott's last show, Hostage.  But, unfortunately, it got axed.  Just shows how much weight you should give me for my taste in TV shows.

The Mysteries of Laura
Things at NBC are about to get Messing again! This lighthearted drama brings Will & Grace and Smash actress Debra Messing back to the small screen as Laura Diamond, an NYPD homicide detective who spends her days cleaning up the streets and the rest of her time cleaning up after her rambunctious twin sons and soon-to-be ex-husband (Josh Lucas) Laz Alonso also stars. ~TV Guide
This takes the cake for the worst casting in TV history.  Debra Messing as an NYPD homicide detective?  I just can't see it.  If I were to commit a crime, I would want Debra Messing on my case, because I know I would get away with murder.  I will tune in though, because Josh Lucas is great eye candy.
Happy weekend!

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  1. two words. josh. lucas. i'm in. :) will look for these new shows. thanks for the tips. also cant wait for homeland and the blacklist to start new seasons.

  2. I have high hopes for The Affair & How to Get Away With Murder; both seem intriguing. Also looking forward to Sleepy Hollow & Salem ! Hugs, Dawn

  3. Obviously I am way behind in my blog reading and by now you've had a chance to see Debra Messing as a detective/mom. What did you think? I had the same reservations - not sure she could pull it off - but actually enjoyed the show. I'm going to give it a solid "B" because I didn't see the end coming and the show made me laugh.

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