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New Shows for Fall 2013

Young Doctor's Notebook

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A Young Doctor's Notebook

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Oct. 3 at 8:00PM on Ovation

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Morgaine's Rating: Pick!
Daniel Radcliffe not being a wizard and Jon Hamm not being a lying, cheating Dick! (pun intended)

Don Draper and Harry Potter are actually the same person according to this 4-part series.

Almost Human

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Almost Human

Genre: SciFi

Premieres: Nov. 4 at 8:00PM on Fox

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Rachel's Rating: Pick!
Cyborg buddy cops starring Karl Urban and exec produced by J.J. Abrams? YES

Thirty-five years in the future, a quirky cop (aka Dr. McCoy from the new Star Trek/Eomer from LOTR) with a cyborg leg is partnered with an even quirkier android sidekick.

Back in the GameCanceled

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Back in the Game

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Sept. 25 at 8:30PM on ABC

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Rachel's Rating: Pan!
Sorry, just can't bring myself to care about baseball in any way. Especially Little League.

A former softball player starts coaching her son's Little League team, with the help of her estranged father.

Betrayal

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Betrayal

Genre: Drama

Premieres: Sept. 29 at 10:00PM on ABC

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Alex's Rating: Pan!
This sounds like a poor man's Revenge... and Revenge is already pretty broke as it is.

The wife of a successful attorney starts an affair with a man who happens to be the opposing lawyer to her husband's case.

Boundless

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Boundless

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Sept. 25 at 10:00PM on Esquire

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Leah's Rating: Pick!
Even though the only ultramarathons I've competed in are when Style shows 13 hours of ANTM, this sounds like it could be a good investment.

Two strapping young men try their luck in the world's toughest physical endurance competitions. Hopefully this doesn't happen.

Brew Dogs

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Brew Dogs

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Sept. 24 at 10:00PM on Esquire

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Adam's Rating: Pick!
Beer and travel go together like Hall & Oates.

Beer! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.

Brooklyn Nine-NinePicked Up!

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Sept. 17 at 8:30PM on Fox

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Leah's Rating: Pick!
Andy Samberg was never my fave SNL alum, but this show does look genuinely funny.

Andy Samberg is a laid-back cop who has to grow up when he gets a new boss.

Cold JusticePicked Up!

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Cold Justice

Genre: Crime

Premieres: Sept. 3 at 10:00PM on TNT

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Zaz's Rating: Pick!
If Rizzoli & Isles and Cold Case had a reality baby, it would be this -- less sexy, but probably more compelling.

Dick Wolf tries his hand (again) at real-life crime, instead of just ripping it from the headlines.

DadsPicked Up!

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Dads

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Sept. 17 at 8:00PM on Fox

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Alex's Rating: Pan!
I can handle offensive humor... as long as it's actually humorous.

From Seth MacFarlane, two video game developers try to deal with their fathers moving in with them.

Dracula

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Dracula

Genre: Fantasy

Premieres: Oct. 26 at 10:00PM on NBC

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Zaz's Rating: Pan!
Another vampire show? Yes, it looks pretty (gory), but Meyers doesn't quite have the gravitas for this bloody serious take on the genre.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is the father of all vampires, set in Victorian London.

Fangasm

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Fangasm

Genre: Documentary

Premieres: Sept. 24 at 10:00PM on SyFy

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Ruba's Rating: Pick!
I love people who own their nerdiness.

7 fanboys and girls live in a house together and compete for the opportunity to work for Stan Lee. Tl;dr version = Nerds.

Hello Ladies

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Hello Ladies

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Sept. 29 at 10:30PM on HBO

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Leah's Rating: Pick!
I love Stephen Merchant and the potential for Karl Pilkington sightings is high.

Adorably awkward Englishman Stephen Merchant tries his luck in the beautiful world of LA.

Hello Ross

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Hello Ross

Genre: Talk

Premieres: Sept. 6 at 10:00PM on E!

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Leah's Rating: Pan!
This push to have social media dictate the direction of a show (cough, Top Model) is as misguided as having this man as host.

Irritating muppet man Ross Matthews talks pop culture while fans use social media to tell him whom to humiliate next.

Hostages

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Hostages

Genre: Drama

Premieres: Sept. 23 at 10:00PM on CBS

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Rachel's Rating: Pan!
Toni Collette is great, but this seems more like a movie plot than a TV plot that is sustainable in any interesting way.

A man holds the President's doctor's family hostage in order to force her to kill the President.

I Dream of NeNe

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I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Sept. 17 at 9:00PM on Bravo

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Morgaine's Rating: Pan!
I sense a divorce special in the future...

Real housewife (and occasional Glee guest) NeNe will go from being Ms. Leakes to Mrs. Leakes when she remarries her ex-husband.

IronsideCanceled

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Ironside

Genre: Drama

Premieres: Oct. 2 at 10:00PM on NBC

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Zaz's Rating: Pick!
But it could be a knee jerk reaction to a procedural featuring a super hot disabled minority in the lead.

A reboot of the 1970's serial about NYC's toughest cop, who happens to be in a wheelchair.

Jersey Strong

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Jersey Strong

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Sept. 14 at 10:00PM on Pivot

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Leah's Rating: Pick!
I can't pan a show about the state that raised me.

A docu-series about Newark, NJ — and it's NOT about the oil refineries or the Ikea at exit 13A.

Knife Fight

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Knife Fight

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Sept. 24 at 9:00PM on Esquire

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Leah's Rating: Pick!
I enjoy ordering in and watching cooking shows because I'm a very complex person.

It's like Iron Chef, but it takes place in LA and stars Top Chef winner Ilan Hall.

Lucky 7Canceled

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Lucky 7

Genre: Drama

Premieres: Sept. 24 at 10:00PM on ABC

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Rachel's Rating: Pan!
How many times have we done the "windfall gone bad" plot? TOO MANY.

Seven gas station employees win the lottery, but the win creates more problems than it solves.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.DPicked Up!

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Genre: Action

Premieres: Sept. 24 at 8:00PM on ABC

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Leah's Rating: Pick!
Joss Whedon brings The Avengers to TV! Kind of!So yes, I'll be watching.

Agent Coulson is back from the dead, and tracking down superheroes.

Masterchef Junior

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Masterchef Junior

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Sept. 27 at 8:00PM on Fox

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Alex's Rating: Pick!
I mean... LOL.

It's MasterChef, but with kids.

Masters of SexPicked Up!

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Masters of Sex

Genre: Drama

Premieres: Sept. 29 at 10:00PM on Showtime

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Alex's Rating: Pick!
Pretty much every new Showtime series has become my new favorite show... I'll just have to make sure I watch this one in private.

The story of sex scientists Masters & Johnson (not to be confused with YOUR johnson).

MomPicked Up!

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Mom

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Sept. 23 at 9:30PM on CBS

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Alex's Rating: Pan!
I only enjoy watching Anna Faris... never.

Anna Faris is a single mother of two, trying to overcome her own issues with her mother.

My Big Fat Revenge

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My Big Fat Revenge

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Sept. 3 at 9:00PM on Oxygen

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Rachel's Rating: Pan!
This show sends a horrible message.

Plus-size women find that the only way they can confront bullies is by first getting thin. Sigh.

OUaT In Wonderland

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Once Upon a Time In Wonderland

Genre: Fantasy

Premieres: Oct. 10 at 8:00PM on ABC

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Rachel's Rating: Pan!
I really don't think we need another one of these.

Once Upon a Time spinoff featuring the adventures of literature's most famous Alice.

Raising McCain

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Raising McCain

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Sept. 14 at 10:00PM on Pivot

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Adam's Rating: Pick!
She's a rad Red State gal.

Megan McCain wanders the country taking names and kicking asses. Also, occasionally not kicking asses.

ReignPicked Up!

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Reign

Genre: Drama

Premieres: Oct. 17 at 9:00PM on The CW

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Alex's Rating: Pan!
I'll stick to marathoning old episodes of The Tudors.

The CW tries to attract the GoT crowd with this series about Mary, Queen of Scots.

Sean Saves the World

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Sean Saves the World

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Oct. 3 at 9:00PM on NBC

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Rachel's Rating: Pan!
I'd rather see Sean Hayes play a role that isn't another version of Jack.

Sean Hayes is a gay single dad, trying to balance demands from work and his daughter.

Secret Sex Lives: Swingers

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Secret Sex Lives: Swingers

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Sept. 7 at 10:00PM on Health

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Ruba's Rating: Pan!
How can it be secret if they're filming a reality show? Seems like false advertising.

The secret is out for these swinging couples, who've decided to invite the Health Channel into their bedrooms.

Sleepy HollowPicked Up!

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Sleepy Hollow

Genre: Fantasy

Premieres: Sept. 16 at 9:00PM on Fox

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Zaz's Rating: Pick!
Decapitation, supernatural crime, law enforcement, and a hot guy with a British accent and inexplicably long hair. Okay!

Ichabod Crane and his headless foe are resurrected in modern times.

Super Fun NightPicked Up!

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Super Fun Night

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Oct. 2 at 9:30PM on ABC

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Alex's Rating: Pan!
But I'll watch the pilot just for some cheap laughs courtesy of Rebel Wilson.

Rebel Wilson and her friends decide to take their Friday night partying to the next level.

The BlacklistPicked Up!

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The Blacklist

Genre: Drama

Premieres: Sept. 23 at 10:00PM on NBC

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Leah's Rating: Pick!
Because James Spader is super hot. Right? RIGHT?!?

James Spader in a Hannibal-esque role as a criminal who, for unknown reasons, teams up with a young FBI profiler.

The Crazy OnesPicked Up!

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The Crazy Ones

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Sept. 24 at 9:00PM on CBS

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Alex's Rating: Pick!
I think SMG already wasted her TV comeback on Ringer, but anything involving Robin Williams can't possibly be terrible... right?

Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar are a father-daughter team trying to Mad-Men the world.

The Getaway

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The Getaway

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Sept. 25 at 9:00PM on Esquire

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Leah's Rating: Pick!
Because the first episode stars Joel McHale, and he is the most wonderful man on the planet.

Celebrities wander their favorite cities having fun experiences... because life isn't fair.

The GoldbergsPicked Up!

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The Goldbergs

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Sept. 24 at 9:00PM on ABC

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Rachel's Rating: Pan!
Do we really need another show about the 80s?

A sitcom set in the 80s and loosely based on the childhood of Adam Goldberg.

The Michael J. Fox ShowPicked Up!

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The Michael J. Fox Show

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Sept. 26 at 9:00PM on NBC

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Morgaine's Rating: Pick!
I like Michael J. Fox, so... I'm really hoping this show is funny.

Michael J. Fox is back, as a man with Parkinsons who goes back to work after a few years out of the limelight. What convenient casting.

The MillersPicked Up!

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The Millers

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Sept. 30 at 8:30PM on CBS

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Zaz's Rating: Pan!
Oh, Will, you're better than fart jokes and mortifying parents.I miss Up All Night all over again.

Will Arnett is going through a divorce, which triggers the divorce of his parents, and his mother moves in.

The New Atlanta

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The New Atlanta

Genre: Reality

Premieres: Sept. 17 at 10:00PM on Bravo

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Leah's Rating: Pan!
It doesn't matter whether I pan this as it will indubitably be a hit, but don't say I didn't warn you.

For those not interested in Real Housewives, this is basically Real Yuppies of Atlanta.

The OriginalsPicked Up!

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The Originals

Genre: Fantasy

Premieres: Oct. 3 at 9:00PM on The CW

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Morgaine's Rating: Pick!
Since Damon is all happy with Elena, Klaus is my new bad boy of choice.

Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah are moving to New Orleans to deal with Klaus' half-breed baby for this TVD spinoff.

The Tomorrow PeoplePicked Up!

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The Tomorrow People

Genre: SciFi

Premieres: Oct. 9 at 9:00PM on The CW

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Morgaine's Rating: Pick!
X-Men meets Heroes meets the CW's knack for casting ricidulously good-looking people.

In keeping with their new supernatural line-up, the CW is resurrecting the 1970's show about evolved teenagers with special powers for (yet another) remake.

Trophy WifePicked Up!

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Trophy Wife

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Sept. 24 at 9:30PM on ABC

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Rachel's Rating: Pick!
I was skeptical, but Malin Ackerman is surprisingly fun to watch.

A woman becomes an instant mom after she marries a man with three children and two ex-wives.

We Are MenCanceled

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We Are Men

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Sept. 30 at 8:30PM on CBS

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Alex's Rating: Pan!
Though I love men, this show just doesn't speak to me.

Four divorced men at different stages in life try to coach each other through picking up chicks.

Welcome to the FamilyCanceled

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Welcome to the Family

Genre: Comedy

Premieres: Oct. 3 at 8:30PM on NBC

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Morgaine's Rating: Pan!
I predict this will be one of the first shows cancelled.

A college freshman gets knocked up by her father's nemesis' son, and they decide to get married.

Witches of East End

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Witches of East End

Genre: Drama

Premieres: Oct. 6 at 10:00PM on Lifetime

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Alex's Rating: Pick!
They had me once they recruited Freddie Prinze Jr. for a guest role.

Imagine Charmed, but with the mom still alive.