A Trailer A Day: “Fringe”

The 4th season of “Fringe” begins on Friday, September 23 at 9pm. Check out this new trailer that asks the question you’ve wondered all summer, “Where is Peter Bishop?”:

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The Calendar of Fall TV 2011 Premieres – Broadcast Edition

Here is an updated list of premiere dates for your favorite returning series and your soon-to be favorite fall TV shows.

Below are links to the networks and the sites for their shows, many of which will feature trailers and descriptions of each upcoming series:

Tuesday 9/13
8 90210 (CW)
9 Ringer (CW)
10 Parenthood (NBC)

Wednesday 9/14
8 H8R (CW)/ Survivor: South Pacific (CBS)
9 America’s Next Top Model (CW)
10 Up All Night (Special Time, NBC)
10:30 Free Agents (Special Time, NBC)

Thursday 9/15
8 The Vampire Diaries (CW)
9 The Secret Circle (CW)

Monday 9/19
8 Dancing with the Stars (2 Hours, ABC)/ How I Met Your Mother (1-Hour Premiere, CBS)/ The Sing-Off (2 Hours, NBC)
9 Two and a Half Men (CBS)
9:30 2 Broke Girls (Special Time, CBS)
10 Castle (ABC)/ Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)/ The Playboy Club (NBC)

Tuesday 9/20
8 The Biggest Loser (2 Hours, NBC)/ Glee (FOX)/ NCIS (CBS)
9 Dancing with the Stars (ABC)/ NCIS: LA (CBS)/ New Girl (FOX)
9:30 Raising Hope (FOX)
10 Body of Proof (ABC)/ Unforgettable (CBS)

Wednesday 9/21
8 The Middle (1-Hour Premiere, ABC)/ The X Factor (2 Hours, FOX)/ Up All Night (Time-Period Premiere, NBC)
8:30 Free Agents (Time-Period Premiere, NBC)
9 Criminal Minds (CBS)/ Harry’s Law (NBC)/ Modern Family (1-Hour Premiere, ABC)
10 CSI (CBS)/ Law & Order: SVU/ Revenge (ABC)

Thursday 9/22
8 The Big Bang Theory(1-Hour Premiere, CBS)/ Charlie’s Angels (ABC)/ Community (NBC)/ The X Factor (2 Hours, FOX)
8:30 Parks & Recreation (NBC)
9 Grey’s Anatomy (2-Hour Premiere, ABC)/ The Office (NBC)/ Person of Interest (CBS)
9:30 Whitney (NBC)
10 The Mentalist (CBS)/ Prime Suspect (NBC)

Friday 9/23
8 A Gifted Man (CBS)/ Kitchen Nightmares (FOX)/ Nikita (CW)
9 CSI: NY (CBS)/ Fringe (FOX)/ Supernatural (CW)
10 Blue Bloods(CBS)

Sunday 9/25
7 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2-Hour Premiere)
8 The Amazing Race (CBS)/ The Simpsons (FOX)
8:30 The Cleveland Show (FOX)
9 Desperate Housewives (ABC)/ Family Guy (FOX)/ The Good Wife (CBS)
9:30 American Dad (FOX)
10 CSI: Miami (CBS)/ Pan Am (ABC)

Monday 9/26
8 Gossip Girl (CW)/ Terra Nova (2-Hour Premiere, FOX)
8:30 2 Broke Girls (Time-Period Premiere, CBS)
9 Hart of Dixie (CW)

Wednesday 9/28
8:30 Suburgatory (ABC)
9:30 Happy Endings (ABC)

Thursday 9/29
8:30 How to Be A Gentleman (CBS)
9:30 Mike & Molly (CBS)
10 Private Practice (ABC)

Sunday 10/2
7 America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)

Monday 10/3
9 House (FOX)

Saturday 10/8
8 Rules of Engagement (CBS)

Tuesday 10/11
8 Last Man Standing (1-Hour Premiere, ABC)

Tuesday 10/18
8:30 Man Up! (ABC)

Friday 10/21
8 Chuck (NBC)/ Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Time-Period Premiere, 2 Hours, ABC)
9 Grimm (NBC)

Sunday 10/23
8 Once Upon A Time (ABC)

Sunday 10/30
7:30 The Cleveland Show (Time Period Premiere, FOX)/ 8:30 Allen Gregory (FOX)

Thursday 11/3
9 Bones (FOX)

Wednesday 11/23
9:30 I Hate My Teenage Daughter (FOX)

[Update: The premiere of “Rules of Engagement” has been pushed back from 9/24 to 10/8.]

Sources: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW


A Trailer A Day: “New Girl”

In honor of FOX’s TCA session today, check out a new trailer for the network’s newest comedy series “New Girl,” starring Zooey Deschanel (“500 Days of Summer”). The show will premiere Tuesday, September 20 at 9, follwing the 3rd season premiere of ““Glee”“:


The TCA Breakdown: FOX

Here are a few tidbits from FOX‘s Television Critics Association sessions:

Critics agree that Zooey Deschanel is “adorable,” Damon Wayans (“Happy Endings”) will stay in the “New Girl” pilot, and more revelations from the show’s session. [eOnline]
 
FOX sets “The X Factor” schedule, winner to star in Super Bowl Pepsi commercial. [TVLine]
 
Simon Cowell laughs off rumors that Cheryl Cole’s departure was a result of friction with Paula Abdul: “Look, if it was a question of not getting along with Paula then I wouldn’t have been on the show.” [Zap2It]
 
“Everwood” and “Brothers & Sisters” creator Greg Berlanti developing new legal drama for the network about an unconventional former lawyer falsely who was falsely convicted of fraud. [The Hollywood Reporter]
 
Seth Macfarlane (yes, I’m talking about the  “Family Guy” creator) will remake Carl Sagan’s Cosmos docuseries, in addition to his planned “Flinstones” reboot. [Deadline]

The FOX Fall Schedule

In an attempt to make things as easy as possible for readers, I’ve decided to post a simple schedule for each network along with my thoughts on each network.  Here’s the (somewhat belated) FOX schedule:

Tuesday 9/20
8 Glee
9 New Girl
9:30 Raising Hope

Wednesday 9/21
8 The X Factor (2 Hours)

Thursday 9/22
8 The X Factor (2 Hours)

Friday 9/23
Kitchen Nightmares
9 Fringe

Sunday 9/25
8 The Simpsons
8:30 The Cleveland Show
Family Guy
9:30 American Dad

Monday 9/26
Terra Nova (2-Hour Premiere)

Monday 10/3
9 House

Sunday 10/30
7:30 The Cleveland Show (Time Period Premiere
8:30 Allen Gregory

Thursday 11/3
9 Bones

Wednesday 11/23
9:30 I Hate My Teenage Daughter

Don’t forget to check out my take on FOX’s schedule here.

Source: FOX


The TV Talk’s Fall Picks – FOX

While I’m counting down the days until fall, I’ve decided to detail the shows I’m looking forward to (and what I’m not) from each network. Disclaimer: I’ve only seen the trailers and am only going on my intuition as an avid TV viewer. The links will take you to the web site for each new show, click on them to watch trailers and see cast photos.

Returning Favorites:

Although I can’t say I’m a diehard “House” fan anymore, I’m wondering how they’ll explain Cuddy’s departure from the show. Mondays 9pm.

We’ll see if Ryan Murphy keeps his promise to avoid guest stars and tribute episodes and focus on the characters we still know very little about before they “graduate” and the end of “Glee” season 3. Tuesdays 8pm.

I fell out of love with “Raising Hope” somewhere in the middle of the season, but I was able to catch up over the summer and am ready for more of this quirky family. Tuesdays 9:30pm.

“Bones” may be getting a late start, but I can’t wait to see how Bones having Booth’s baby plays out on the show. Thursdays 9pm.

New Series:

“Allen Gregory,” a new animated comedy series from Jonah Hill, has some potential.  However, some have mentioned concerns of taking a precocious child very similar to Family Guy‘s Stewie and making it into an entire series. Sundays at 8:30 in October.

From what I’ve seen so far, I’m not totally sold on “Terra Nova,” but it’s pedigree (the Steven Spielberg factor), the cast, and the ambition involved in creating a TV series with this level of special effects give me hope. Mondays 8pm.

I could not be more excited to see Zooey Deschanel on my TV on a weekly basis in “New Girl.”  She looks great, the show looks funny, what more can I say? Tuesdays 9pm.

“The X Factor” – Seriously? Another “American Idol”-style competition series? I gave NBC’s “The Voice” a shot, although I’m not a fan of this type of series in general. I might give it a shot just to see British pop star Cheryl Cole before she was replaced. Wednesdays & Thursdays 8-10pm.

I’m going to give the new multi-camera comedy “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” a few episodes, mainly because of Jaime Pressly and my enjoyment of the show’s concept of two women whose daughters are turning into the mean girls they hated in high school.  However, the show looks a little shrill and I’m never a fan of the laugh track. Wednesdays 9:30pm in November.

That’s about it for FOX, who has more coming in midseason with J.J. Abrams‘s “Alcatraz,” the somewhat tardy animated adaptation of the cult hit “Napoleon Dynamite,” and Bones spinoff “The Finder.”

Also, don’t forget to check out my take on NBC’s Fall Schedule, my take on CBS’s Fall Schedule, my take on ABC’s Fall Schedule, and my take on the CW’s Fall Schedule.

Source: FOX


The Calendar of Fall TV 2011 Premieres – Broadcast Edition

Here is a list of premiere dates for your favorite returning series and your soon-to be favorite fall TV shows.

Below are links to the networks and the sites for their shows, many of which will feature trailers and descriptions of each upcoming series:

Tuesday 9/13
8 90210 (CW)
9 Ringer (CW)
10 Parenthood (NBC)

Wednesday 9/14
8 H8R (CW)/ Survivor: South Pacific (CBS)
9 America’s Next Top Model (CW)
10 Up All Night (Special Time, NBC)
10:30 Free Agents (Special Time, NBC)

Thursday 9/15
8 The Vampire Diaries (CW)
9 The Secret Circle (CW)

Monday 9/19
8 Dancing with the Stars (2 Hours, ABC)/ How I Met Your Mother (1-Hour Premiere, CBS)/ The Sing-Off (2 Hours, NBC)
9 Two and a Half Men (CBS)
9:30 2 Broke Girls (Special Time, CBS)
10 Castle (ABC)/ Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)/ The Playboy Club (NBC)

Tuesday 9/20
8 The Biggest Loser (2 Hours, NBC)/ Glee (FOX)/ NCIS (CBS)
9 Dancing with the Stars (ABC)/ NCIS: LA (CBS)/ New Girl (FOX)
9:30 Raising Hope (FOX)
10 Body of Proof (ABC)/ Unforgettable (CBS)

Wednesday 9/21
8 The Middle (1-Hour Premiere, ABC)/ The X Factor (2 Hours, FOX)/ Up All Night (Time-Period Premiere, NBC)
8:30 Free Agents (Time-Period Premiere, NBC)
9 Criminal Minds (CBS)/ Harry’s Law (NBC)/ Modern Family (1-Hour Premiere, ABC)
10 CSI (CBS)/ Law & Order: SVU/ Revenge (ABC)

Thursday 9/22
8 The Big Bang Theory(1-Hour Premiere, CBS)/ Charlie’s Angels (ABC)/ Community (NBC)/ The X Factor (2 Hours, FOX)
8:30 Parks & Recreation (NBC)
9 Grey’s Anatomy (2-Hour Premiere, ABC)/ The Office (NBC)/ Person of Interest (CBS)
9:30 Whitney (NBC)
10 The Mentalist (CBS)/ Prime Suspect (NBC)

Friday 9/23
8 A Gifted Man (CBS)/ Kitchen Nightmares (FOX)/ Nikita (CW)
9 CSI: NY (CBS)/ Fringe (FOX)/ Supernatural (CW)
10 Blue Bloods(CBS)

Saturday 9/24
8 Rules of Engagement (CBS)

Sunday 9/25
7 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2-Hour Premiere)
8 The Amazing Race (CBS)/ The Simpsons (FOX)
8:30 The Cleveland Show (FOX)
9 Desperate Housewives (ABC)/ Family Guy (FOX)/ The Good Wife (CBS)
9:30 American Dad (FOX)
10 CSI: Miami (CBS)/ Pan Am (ABC)

Monday 9/26
8 Gossip Girl (CW)/ Terra Nova (2-Hour Premiere, FOX)
8:30 2 Broke Girls (Time-Period Premiere, CBS)
9 Hart of Dixie (CW)

Wednesday 9/28
8:30 Suburgatory (ABC)
9:30 Happy Endings (ABC)

Thursday 9/29
8:30 How to Be A Gentleman (CBS)
9:30 Mike & Molly (CBS)
10 Private Practice (ABC)

Sunday 10/2
7 America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)

Monday 10/3
9 House (FOX)

Tuesday 10/11
8 Last Man Standing (1-Hour Premiere, ABC)

Tuesday 10/18
8:30 Man Up! (ABC)

Friday 10/21
8 Chuck (NBC)/ Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Time-Period Premiere, 2 Hours, ABC)
9 Grimm (NBC)

Sunday 10/23
8 Once Upon A Time (ABC)

Sunday 10/30
7:30 The Cleveland Show (Time Period Premiere, FOX)/ 8:30 Allen Gregory (FOX)

Thursday 11/3
9 Bones (FOX)

Wednesday 11/23
9:30 I Hate My Teenage Daughter (FOX)

Sources: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW