2012 Fall TV Preview: MondaySeptember 14th, 2012 | Posted by in Television
Plenty of singing, dancing and laughter (if you find CBS’s comedies funny.) Gossip Girl closes the book, while Castle starts a new, lovey-dovey chapter. NBC tries to start a bold Revolution.
The Mob Doctor (Sept. 17)
House is gone, but Fox has a new Monday medical show. Jordana Spiro (My Boys) plays your typical beautiful, brilliant Chicago surgeon… except she has a side job as a doc for the mob, a duty she must perform to save the life of her brother, who otherwise would be killed over a gambling debt. The show was created by Josh Berman and Rob Wright, best known for Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva. The compelling cast includes Zeljko Ivanek (Damages), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), and William Forsythe (Boardwalk Empire).
Partners (Sept. 24)
CBS shifted Two and a Half Men to Thursdays to position Partners in the middle of its mighty Monday night comedy lineup. David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, who created Will & Grace, based their new show on their own personal working relationship — lifelong friends and business partners (one straight, one gay) whose partnership is tested when one gets engaged. David Krumholtz (Numb3rs) and Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) star.
Revolution (Sept. 17)
J.J. Abrams’ name is on the show, but the real hope that this sci-fi ensemble genre series could be the next “Lost” is that it was created by the talented Eric Kripke (Supernatural). Revolution takes place 15 years after a mysterious event permanently disabled all electronics on the planet, throwing the world into chaos. Kripke says it’s important to put the character first, and he has a solid cast — Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), and Billy Burke (Twilight) — to work with.
2 Broke Girls (Sept. 24) – CBS moves last season’s breakout comedy hit into the 9 p.m. anchor slot held by Two and A Half Men for so many years. The girls will finally open their long-planned cupcake shop.
90210 (Oct. 8) – The CW moves the teen drama back to 8 p.m. for season 5. Singer Carly Rae Jepsen and swimmer Ryan Lochte make guest appearances in early episodes.
Bones (Sept. 17) – Season 8 of the Fox series begins with Booth reuniting with Brennan, who’s been on the run for three months with daughter Christine after she was framed for murder by serial killer/hacker Christopher Pelant.
Castle (Sept. 24) – Castle and Beckett finally did it — and now their romantic relationship will become the focus of season 5. Not only do Castle and Beckett have to get used to the change, but everyone around them must also deal with it.
Dancing with the Stars (Sept. 24) – The competition’s first “all-stars” season will feature returning contestants including Kirstie Alley, Drew Lachey, Bristol Palin and Emmitt Smith.
Gossip Girl (Oct. 8) – The sixth and final season of The CW’s teen soap will consist of 10 episodes. Serena has gone missing, and Dan has written a new book. The show returns to the show’s former 9 pm. time slot.
Hawaii Five-0 (Sept. 24) – Christine Lahti guest stars as McGarrett’s long lost mom and flashback scenes show Danno back on the mainland as a happy New Jersey cop.
How I Met Your Mother (Sept. 24) – The producers have named October “breakup month.” Three relationships involving key characters are falling apart in season 8 of the CBS sitcom.
Mike and Molly (Sept. 24) – Mike and Molly married at the end of season 2. Are babies next?
The Voice (Sept. 10) – The NBC singing competition adds a fall cycle. New mentors include Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty), Michael Buble and Mary J. Blige.
Switched At Birth (underway) – The ABC Family series about two teen girls who discover that they were accidentally switched at birth wraps up season 1 in November, then returns for season 2 in January.