The TV Date: What to Watch Fall 2014

In addition to the landslide of new fall books crowding our bookshelves, it’s also time for all the new shows to premiere! I did a little digging and found a handful of shows that have the potential to take me away from my book this fall.

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Here are my fall TV Date candidates:

GRACEPOINT

This is an Americanized version of Broadchurch, and will run for 10 episodes. Not sure why Broadchurch needs a remake…the original UK series is perfection. (Seriously, go watch it right now) David Tennant is reprising his role as the beleaguered detective (now with an American accent) and teams up with Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn. It’s about a murder in a small town where everyone’s a suspect. I’ll check out the remake to see how it compares to the original, but don’t mess it up, Fox! Airs Oct. 2 on Fox.

RED BAND SOCIETY

So, is this series riding The Fault in Our Stars’ coattails? The power of John Green! It’s about a group of sick kids who band together Breakfast Club style at a Los Angeles children’s hospital. And it has a great cast too, and features Octavia Spencer as a tough nurse with a heart of gold.  And the kids really shine as well. The pilot is stellar, with moments that make you laugh and make you feel. This one’s already earned a season pass on my Tivo. Airs Sept. 17 on Fox.

TRANSPARENT

TIME magazine calls Amazon’s Transparent this fall’s best new show. This Dramedy stars Jeffrey Tambor as a transgender who comes out to her family as a woman. This Jill Soloway series also stars Jay Duplass and Gaby Hoffman.  All 10 episodes premiere Sept. 26 on Amazon Prime, and you can watch the pilot now.

 A TO Z

This just looks like an adorable rom-com to me. So happy that Ben Feldman (Mad Men) has his own series. A-Z chronicles the 8-month romance between Andrew and Zelda, and also stars Cristin Milioti. Premieres Oct. 2 on NBC, but you can watch the pilot now.

 

MARRY ME

Marry Me stars the very funny Ken Marino and Happy Endings’ Casey Wilson. It’s about a couple whose engagement is long overdue. He was about to pop the question when she questions his commitment to their relationship. They hold off on the engagement until it’s the perfect time. I don’t know how that premise sustains a series but it looks funny so far! It airs after The Voice so that’s an enviable timeslot right there. Premieres Oct. 14 on NBC.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

I’ve made it through 10 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, 3 seasons of Scandal, and yes I’ve even watched the cancelled Off the Map. It’s safe to say I’ll be checking out Shondaland’s latest series HTGAWM. This Viola Davis vehicle is a legal thriller where a group of Davis’ law students apply their learning’s outside the classroom. Premieres Sept. 25 on ABC.

GOTHAM

On the surface, this is not really my type of show. However, this Batman origin story is arguably one of the most talked up fall offering so I offer it to you here for opinion. Airs Sept. 22 on Fox. And Netflix has already bought the streaming rights!

So, those are the new shows that caught my eye that I will be auditioning this fall!

Are you adding any new shows this fall? What show are you most excited to see return?

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8 thoughts on “The TV Date: What to Watch Fall 2014

  1. Kim Barker says:

    I love your picks! I think the other new show I’m excited about is Forever. I just watched the pilot and it was wonderful. For returning shows: Resurrection, Sleepy Hollow, Agents of Shield, Bones, Hawaii Five-O, Castle, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, The Originals… There’s probably more but my head’s ready to explode!

    1. Lucy says:

      Thanks for the tip on Forever, Kim! I’ll have to hunt down the pilot. I started listing my returning shows and my head was starting to explode too 🙂 I’m definitely looking forward to seeing Sleepy Hollow again!

      1. Kim Barker says:

        Then there’s Once Upon A Time, Arrow, Revenge… Oh good grief! I have to go make a list now!
        Kim

  2. How to Get Away with Murder is on my radar. I don’t have cable so I probably won’t check it out till after the season is done.

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    1. Lucy says:

      It’s nice to binge watch when the season is complete for sure!

  3. You highlighted some shows that weren’t on my radar, so thanks for that:-) I am very curious about Gotham to see if it stands up to the hype.

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  4. Pam says:

    I like your picks, and I can’t wait for them to air in the UK too! I’m not sure I’m convinced by David Tennant’s American accent in Gracepoint and I’m not entirely convinced Broadchurch needed to be remade anyway but I’m prepared to give it a coat of looking at if it comes here.

  5. Summer says:

    YES! How to Get Away with Murder and Red Band Society look AMAZING! It’s so great to see the other ones you listed, but I’ll definitely be watching those two for sure.

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