The Fall TV season kicks this Sunday, September 7th, with the premiere of the final season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. What shows should you be on the look out for? We have compiled a list of the new and returning shows to look out for this Fall. (For our full, and constantly updated TV schedule, click here)
(Spoilers for past seasons of the shows covered)
Sunday, September 7th, 2014
Boardwalk Empire – HBO
Entering it’s final season, Boardwalk Empire is the first show on our Fall 2014 schedule. The final season begins with a time skip to 1931, 7 years after last season, and 2 years before the end of prohibition.
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Sons of Anarchy – FX
Also entering its final season, Sons of Anarchy enters its swan song with a drastic change of attitude for series lead Jax Teller. Season 6 ended with the death of his wife Tara, and season 7 will have a far more brutal leader of the MC.
Friday, September 12th, 2014
Z Nation – SyFy
The first new show on our list trots out a familiar theme and some familiar faces. Z Nation is a new take on the zombie apocalypse and stars Harold Perrineau (Lost) as the leader of a groups of survivors and DJ Qualls (Legit) as a computer hacker.
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
Gotham – Fox
The Batman prequel hits on the 10th anniversary of LOST. Is it a good omen, or perhaps it is a date that should have been retired as is often done with famous athletes. Either way, the premiere of Gotham will be a must watch event. Batman, Catwoman, the Penguin, the Riddler and more iconic characters from the beloved comic book series will be brought to life as they people they were before they took their mantles.
Sleepy Hollow – Fox
One of the highlights of last season, Sleepy Hollow returns for its second season. Now with the high profile Gotham as a lead in, Sleepy Hollow is promising more adventure, more fish out of water comedy, and more horsemen of the apocalypse.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
Person of Interest – CBS
Last season of Person of Interest saw the introduction of Samaritan, and the end of Vigilance, as well as the revelation that it was all a manipulation. Reese, Finch, Root, and Shaw also had to abandon their old identities now that Samaritan is on the loose.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – ABC
Returning for its second season, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD promises to improve upon its first season with the introduction of many characters from the comics, and even more ties to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first season started weak but eventually found its groove after the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
South Park – Comedy Central
After a long delay, fans of South Park have been eager for its return. Though we were given a great game in between seasons, we haven’t had a dose of South Park’s infamous social commentary since last December. Since last season South Park has trimmed down their seasons from 18 to 10 episodes. Though we are sad to have less South Park, we hope that it means each episode is that little bit funnier.
Sunday, September 28th, 2014
The Simpsons – Fox
Hot on the heels of the recent 552 episode marathon on FXX, and just before the launch of the landmark app/website that will give you access to every episode as wella s fun additional content, The Simpsons is set to return for its 26th season with guest voices that include Parks and Recreation’s Nick Offerman, The Newsroom’s Jane Fonda, Spider-Man’s Willem Dafoe, and the cast of Futurama.
Family Guy – Fox
Also returning to Fox on the 28th is Seth McFarlane’s hit cartoon comedy Family Guy. The big event of the season will be a Family Guy/Simpsons crossover, an official one, as opposed to South Park’s lampooning of Family Guy (with an appearance by Bart Simpson) in the Cartoon Wars episodes.
Brooklyn Nine Nine – Fox
The second best new comedy of last year, Brooklyn Nine Nine, returns for its second season. Guest cast members for the second season include The Hangover’s Ed Helms, Conan’s Andy Richter, and Billy Madison’s Adam Sandler.
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Selfie – ABC
While I am not at all excited about the premise of, our scenes from the new ABC comedy Selfie, it is worth noting that the 2 leads of the series are Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan, and Harold and Kumar’s John Cho.
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Stalker – CBS
We don’t cover much on CBS, save the excellent Person of Interest, but this new series stars Nikita’s Maggie Q and comes to us from Scream creator Kevin Williamson. Stalker follows LAPD detectives in the Threat Assessment Unit.
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
Gracepoint – Fox
Gracepoint is a remake of the British series Broadchurch which follows the people of a small town after a child is found dead on a beach. Broadchurch starred Doctor Who’s David Tennant, who will be playing the american version of his role in Gracepoint.
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Homeland – Showtime
Homeland returns for its 4th season, the first without Brody. The heart of the series has always been found in the dynamic between CIA Agent Carrie Mathison (My So Called Life’s Claire Danes), a brilliant but mentally unstable operative, and Nicholas Brody (Band of Brothers’ Damian Lewis) a former POW and secret terrorist.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
The Flash – CW
As a spin-off to Arrow, we already have a good idea of what to expect from The Flash. The character, Barry Allen, has already appeared in a few episodes of Arrow, as have some of The Flash’s supporting cast. In addition, several characters from Arrow will also make appearances in The Flash.
Supernatural – CW
10 Seasons! Supernatural’s primary story involved a 5 season arc that ended with a confrontation with the Devil himself. The series original Showrunner left after the 5th season but Supernatural carried on (my wayward son). I like to think of the post season 5 episodes of Supernatural as an extended epilogue to the series. With season 10, Supernatural will have as much epilogue as it had original story. Highlights of season 10 include a meta 200th episode that has been described as “musical-ish”.
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Arrow – CW
The big news for season 3 of Arrow is the introduction of Batman villain, and leader of the League of Shadows Ra’s al Ghul. His daughter Nyssa appeared in season 2 as a past love of Black Canary. Also joining the cast of characters for season 3 is DC Comics character Katana, who will be Oliver’s handler for his flashback adventures in Hong Kong.
American Horror Story – FX
For it’s 4th season, American Horror Story is going to the Freak Show. With American Horror Story: Freak Show, the series has added Michael Chiklis (The Shield), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), legendary singer Patti LaBelle, and John Carroll Lynch (Zodiac) to the cast, and Coven’s Kathy Bates (Misery) and Angela Bassett (Malcolm X) are joining the returning players.
Sunday, October 12th, 2014
The Walking Dead – AMC
Out of the frying pan and into the fire. This season of The Walking Dead finds Rick Grimes and crew safely away from the zombies but in the custody of cannibals. The group must now escape one predator only to, once again, become prey for another. Carol and Tyrese are still on the outside with baby Judith. Will the 2 parties reunite this season? Will we have some more big deaths? In just over a month we will begin to find out.
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
The 100 – CW
Season 1 introduced to the denizens of a space station orbiting a nuclear devastated Earth, and the plan to send “criminal” children to the surface to test it’s livability as life becomes unsustainable on the station. With a touch of Lord of the Flies, the kids on Earth don’t necessarily want to be of help to the people above. Season 2 will pick up with our heroes imprisoned in a high tech facility on the surface, held captive by survivors of the surface.
Friday, October 24th, 2014
Constantine – NBC
Played by Keanu Reeves in a movie, John Constantine is the lead character of the comic book series Hellblazer, a chain smoking Brit caught between the battles of Heaven and Hell. This versions John Constantine is played by British actor Matt Ryan (Assassin’s Creed 4). The pilot was directed by Game of Thrones Director Neil Marshall (Blackwater, Watchers on the Wall).
Grimm – NBC
Season 3 of Grimm introduced trouble by the name of Trubel (short for Theressa Rubel), a rouge Grimm who doesn’t understand her abilities. Nick took Trubel in to help train her as a Grimm. The season ended with the wedding of Monroe and Rosalee interrupted by a desperate Trubel, there to give Nick a potion to counteract the curse he doesn’t know was placed on him. Exposing herself as a Grimm in a room full of Wesen, Trubel, escapes with Nick and company, where they discover Nick has lost his abilities as a Grimm. Season 4 returns just in time for Halloween.
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