Fall 2014 Preview

2014 Fall Preview Buzz

Fall Preview

Find out which new shows to expect and when. Click through to the show pages and track your favorites!

Forever

Forever

Premieres: Sep. 22 at 10:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Crime

New York City’s star medical examiner studies the dead to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality.

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
A procedural led by a charming Welshman with a Highlander-esque immortal twist? Sold.

Zaz

Doctor Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn’t just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality.

Black-ish

Black-ish

Premieres: Sep. 24 at 9:30 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Sitcom

With a little help from his dad, Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future.

Adam's Opinion: Pick!
How do you go wrong with Laurence Fishburne and Anthony Anderson?

Adam

With a little help from his dad (Laurence Fishburne), Dre (Anthony Anderson) sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future.

How to Get Away With Murder

How to Get Away With Murder

Premieres: Sep. 25 at 10:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Thriller

Follows the brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating as she gets entangled with four law students from her class “How to Get Away with Murder.”

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
Shonda Rhimes has mastered medicine and politics, so now she will expand her TV domination into the legal field as well. I'm excited!

Rachel

The latest from producer Shonda Rhimes follows the brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating (Academy Award nominee Viola Davis) as she gets entangled with four law students from her class “How to Get Away with Murder.”

Manhattan Love Story

Manhattan Love Story

Premieres: Sep. 30 at 8:30 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Comedy

Manhattan Love Story exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
...just because Analeigh Tipton from America's Next Top Model cycle 11 is in it! But honestly, it looks pretty dumb.

Alex

Manhattan Love Story exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating.

Selfie

Selfie

Premieres: Sep. 30 at 8:00 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Sitcom

"Instafamous" Eliza asks marketing guru Henry to ‘rebrand’ her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect with people in the real world in this loose update of My Fair Lady..

Zaz's Opinion: Pan!
I hate everything about this. Even John Cho is not enough to make me watch this crap.

Zaz

"Instafamous" Eliza Dooley (Doctor Who's Karen Gillan) asks marketing guru Henry (John Cho) to ‘rebrand’ her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect with people in the real world in this loose update of My Fair Lady..

Cristela

Cristela

Premieres: Oct. 10 at 8:30 PM
Network: ABC
Genre: Comedy

Cristela is finally on the brink of landing her first big internship. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate.

Ben's Opinion: Pick!
This show just seems like it'll be delightful. Cristela Alonzo is already a great comic, so hopefully the show is worthy of her.

Ben

In her sixth year of law school, Cristela (Cristela Alonzo) is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate.

Intruders

Intruders

Premieres: Aug. 23 at 10:00 PM
Network: BBC America
Genre: Supernatural

Multiple story-lines—a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes, a child on the run—begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature.

Leah's Opinion: Pick!
This show looks unlike anything else on television, and we need more unique shows.

Leah

As strange, apparently unrelated events start happening, multiple story-lines—a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes, a child on the run—begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature.

Madam Secretary

Madam Secretary

Premieres: Sep. 21 at 8:00 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Political Drama

Explores the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State (Téa Leoni) as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life.

Leah's Opinion: Pan!
Hah, nope. We've tried this formula before. Anyone remember Commander in Chief? "Who/what now?"—You.

Leah

Explores the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State (Téa Leoni) as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life.

Scorpion

Scorpion

Premieres: Sep. 22 at 9:00 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Crime

A high-octane drama inspired by the true story of an eccentric genius and his team of brilliant misfits working to protect the U.S. from high-tech threats.

Zaz's Opinion: Pan!
Eccentric genius and his team join forces with the government ... zzzzzz

Zaz

A high-octane drama inspired by the true story of an eccentric genius and his team of brilliant misfits working to protect the U.S. from high-tech threats.

NCIS: New Orleans

NCIS: New Orleans

Premieres: Sep. 23 at 9:00 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Crime

NCIS spinoff focused on the New Orleans office, which handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle.

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
I was going to slam this, but I loooooooorve Scott Bakula. I also love the South.

Zaz

NCIS spinoff focused on the New Orleans office, which handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle.

Stalker

Stalker

Premieres: Oct. 1 at 10:00 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Crime

Psychological thriller revolves around a pair of detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD.

Leah's Opinion: Pan!
CBS is oversaturated with procedurals as it is.

Leah

Psychological thriller revolves around a pair of detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD.

The McCarthys

The McCarthys

Premieres: Oct. 30 at 9:30 PM
Network: CBS
Genre: Sitcom

Story about a big Irish Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family.

Laura's Opinion: Pan!
It's exciting that CBS is adding more gay characters to its lineup but this just looks terrible.

Laura

Story about a big Irish Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family.

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

Premieres: TBA at TBA
Network: CBS
Genre: Sitcom

Reboot of the classic series about messy Oscar Madison (Matthew Perry) and neat-freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon), who become roommates after both separate from their wives.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
It's about time Matthew Perry got a proper TV comeback, isn't it?

Alex

Reboot of the classic series about messy Oscar Madison (Matthew Perry) and neat-freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon), who become roommates after both separate from their wives.

Utopia

Utopia

Premieres: Sep. 7 at 8:00 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Reality

A group of everyday people are whisked to an isolated, undeveloped location—for an entire year—and are challenged to create their own civilization.

Leah's Opinion: Pan!
People don't watch reality shows for their high concepts. Remember Kid Nation?

Leah

A group of everyday people are whisked to an isolated, undeveloped location—for an entire year—and are challenged to create their own civilization. As the Utopians build the new society, each contestant must try to become indispensable to the group or risk being exiled to their regular lives and replaced by potential newcomers.

Red Band Society

Red Band Society

Premieres: Sep. 17 at 9:00 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Medical Drama

Red Band Society follows a group of teenagers who meet as patients in the children’s wing of a hospital and become unlikely allies and friends.

Ben's Opinion: Pick!
It has the potential to be depressing, but I have faith in Octavia Spencer.

Ben

Red Band Society follows a group of teenagers who meet as patients in the children’s wing of a hospital and become unlikely allies and friends. Stars Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer.

Gotham

Gotham

Premieres: Sep. 22 at 8:00 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Superheroes

Gotham revolves around the Gotham’s future commissioner, Jim Gordon and explores the origins of famous Batman villains like the Riddler, Catwoman, and the Penguin.

Leah's Opinion: Pick!
Batman isn't really my superhero of choice (that would be any of the X-Men), but this show looks sleek and noirish enough that I can't say no.

Leah

Gotham revolves around the Gotham’s future commissioner, Jim Gordon and explores the origins of famous Batman villains like the Riddler, Catwoman, and the Penguin.

Gracepoint

Gracepoint

Premieres: Oct. 2 at 9:00 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Crime

This US adaptation of Broadchurch brings back star David Tennant and focuses on the investigation of a young boy found dead on a California beach.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
Usually US adaptations of British shows are disasters, but if it's enough like Broadchurch, it can't possibly be bad. Right...?

Alex

This US adaptation of Broadchurch brings back star David Tennant and focuses on the investigation of a young boy found dead on a California beach.

Mulaney

Mulaney

Premieres: Oct. 5 at 9:30 PM
Network: FOX
Genre: Comedy

John Mulaney stars as... John Mulaney, a rising stand-up comic trying to take his career to the next level and the friends and mentors who lift him up, hold him back and push him around.

Leah's Opinion: Pick!
People are calling this "The New Seinfeld," and you know what? I hope it is.

Leah

John Mulaney stars as... John Mulaney, a rising stand-up comic trying to take his career to the next level and the friends and mentors who lift him up, hold him back and push him around.

The Mysteries of Laura

The Mysteries of Laura

Premieres: Sep. 17 at 8:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Crime

Follows the life and relationships of a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals—but not her evil twins.

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
Oh, I've missed Debra Messing. Good luck, copper.

Zaz

Based on the popular Spanish series Los Misterios De Laura, this US adaptation follows the life and relationships of a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals—but not her evil twins.

A to Z

A to Z

Premieres: Oct. 2 at 9:30 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Comedy

This whimsical romantic comedy is set in the world of an online dating company that details the “A to Z’s” of a relationship, from meeting to breakup.

Morgaine's Opinion: Pick!
The "mother" is getting a second chance at life! She can't possibly die in two series, can she?

Morgaine

This whimsical romantic comedy starring HIMYM's Cristin Milioti is set in the world of an online dating company that details the “A to Z’s” of a relationship, from meeting to breakup.

Bad Judge

Bad Judge

Premieres: Oct. 2 at 9:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Comedy

Wild child Rebecca is one of LA’s toughest & most respected judges. She’s far from ready to settle down … except when an child—whose parents she put in jail—needs her help.

Rachel's Opinion: Pan!
I like Kate Walsh (how good was she in Fargo?!) but this show has been done too many times before. Sadly, this latest spin looks plain... bad.

Rachel

Bad Judge centers on wild child Rebecca Wright (Kate Walsh), who happens to be one of LA’s toughest and most respected criminal court judges. She’s far from ready to settle down … except when an 8-year-old boy—whose parents she put in jail—needs her help.

Marry Me

Marry Me

Premieres: Oct. 14 at 9:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Sitcom

Jake is all set to pop the question. Before he can ask, though, Annie lets loose on Jake for his inability to commit. Jake and Annie decide to hold off on the engagement until they can do it right.

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
This show is basically Happy Endings reincarnated and I am OK with that.

Rachel

Jake (Ken Marino) is all set to pop the question. Before he can ask, though, Annie (Casey Wilson) lets loose on Jake for his inability to commit. Not wanting to spend the next 60 years talking about that mess of a proposal, Jake and Annie decide to hold off on the engagement until they can do it right.

Constantine

Constantine

Premieres: Oct. 24 at 10:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Superheroes

John Constantine is an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond.

Leah's Opinion: Pick!
This show is lacking in Keanu Reeves, which, you know, is actually a huge point in its favor.

Leah

Based on the characters in DC Comics’ stories about John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond.

State of Affairs

State of Affairs

Premieres: Nov. 17 at 10:00 PM
Network: NBC
Genre: Political Drama

Charlie Tucker, a CIA analyst, has a close personal relationship with the president because she once was engaged to her son before a terrorist attack took his life.

Rachel's Opinion: Pick!
I might be the only one, but I'm ready for Katherine Heigl's comeback!

Rachel

Katherine Heigl stars as Charlie Tucker, a CIA analyst who has a close personal relationship with the president (Alfre Woodard) because she once was engaged to her son before a terrorist attack took his life.

The Affair

The Affair

Premieres: Oct. 12 at 10:00 PM
Network: Showtime
Genre: Drama

The Affair explores the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair.

Leah's Opinion: Pick!
I hope this fills the same kind of space that Tell Me You Love Me did.

Leah

The Affair explores the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair. The story will be told separately from the male and female perspectives using the distinct memory biases to both misdirect and intrigue.

The Chair

The Chair

Premieres: Sep. 6 at 11:00 PM
Network: Starz
Genre: DocuDrama

Documents two first-time filmmakers, Anna Martemucci and Shane Dawson, who have been given the opportunity to direct their first feature film.

Adam's Opinion: Pan!
Starz can't have that much faith in it if it's on at 11 PM!

Adam

Documents two first-time filmmakers, Anna Martemucci and Shane Dawson, who have been given the opportunity to direct their first feature film. The up-and-coming directors, with very different artistic perspectives and skill sets, are provided with an identical screenplay and challenged to create their own film.

Survivor's Remorse

Survivor's Remorse

Premieres: Oct. 4 at 9:00 PM
Network: Starz
Genre: Comedy

Cam Calloway is a basketball phenom in his early 20s who is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team in Atlanta.

Adam's Opinion: Pick!
Starz has really taken it to the next level lately. This could be their comedy tentpole.

Adam

Survivor's Remorse follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenom in his early 20s who is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team in Atlanta.

Town of the Living Dead

Town of the Living Dead

Premieres: Oct. 7 at 10:00 PM
Network: SyFy
Genre: Comedy

The colorful folks of Jasper, Alabama are determined, once and for all, to complete their zombie movie Thr33 Days Dead… now six long years in the making.

Ben's Opinion: Pick!
Meta-zombie!

Ben

The colorful folks of Jasper, Alabama are determined, once and for all, to complete their zombie movie Thr33 Days Dead… now six long years in the making. Based on a town urban legend, their film centers on a group of friends trying to survive a zombie apocalypse in rural Alabama.

The Flash

The Flash

Premieres: Oct. 7 at 8:00 PM
Network: the CW
Genre: Superheroes

Based upon characters published by DC Comics, through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive.

Zaz's Opinion: Pick!
I'm as committed to Arrow as Oliver is to Crossfit, so I don't think I can skip this spin off. With Jesse L. Martin and Tom Cavanagh, the cast looks promising.

Zaz

Based upon characters published by DC Comics, through a freak accident, scientist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive.

Jane the Virgin

Jane the Virgin

Premieres: Oct. 11 at 9:00 PM
Network: the CW
Genre: Drama

A series of surprising and unforeseen events causes a hard-working, religious young woman to be accidentally artificially inseminated.

Alex's Opinion: Pick!
Every CW show I watch gets canceled... hopefully Jane can break the pattern!

Alex

A series of surprising and unforeseen events causes a hard-working, religious young woman to be accidentally artificially inseminated.