FALL TV (New Shows): ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘Blacklist,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Are Ones To Watch

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Here is your new show scorecard. JoyHog picks are starred*

Fox

Almost Human

Premieres: Monday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m.

Futuristic cop drama from Fringe’s J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman, in which human LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved androids. Strong pedigree. Doesn’t debut until November.

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*Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Premieres: Tuesday, Sep. 17 at 8 p.m.

The fall’s best new comedy stars Andy Samberg as an immature detective and Andre Braugher as his tough, by-the-books captain. Created by Parks and Recreation’s Dan Goor and Michael Schur.

Dads

Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m.

Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi are two video game developers whose lives are disrupted when their fathers (Peter Riegert and Martin Mull) move in with them. Creator Seth MacFarlane has already offended critics for the show’s crass, sexist and racially insensitive jokes.

*Sleepy Hollow

Premieres: Monday, Sep. 16 at 9 p.m.

Modern-day take on the Washington Irving classic finds Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) resurrected in modern-day Sleepy Hollow, where he partners with a local detective (Nicole Beharie) to solve old mysteries. First new show to debut could be surprise hit.

ABC

Back in the Game

Premieres: Wednesday, Sep. 25 at 8/7c

Maggie Lawson (Psych) is a divorced single mother and former all-star softball player who moves in with her estranged father and ex-baseball player (James Caan). Father and daughter reconnect when they start coaching a Little League team together.

Betrayal

Premieres: Sunday, Sep. 29 at 10 p.m.

A married photographer (Hannah Ware) and a lawyer (Stuart Townsend) begin an affair, then find themselves on opposite sides of a high-profile murder case. ABC hopes this drama fits well with “Revenge.”

*The Goldbergs

Premieres: Tuesday, Sep. 24 at 9 p.m.

An 80s comedy based on the home movies that creator Adam F. Goldberg’s made of his own eccentric family in childhood. Jeff Carlin plays the overbearing father and Wendi McLendon-Covey the smothering mother attempting to parent their three teenage kids.

Lucky 7

Premieres: Tuesday, Sep. 24 at 10 p.m.

The employees of a downtrodden Queens car wash win the lottery, and their lives change in unanticipated ways. An adaptation of the British series “The Syndicate.” Promising.

*Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Premieres: Tuesday, Sep. 24 at 8 p.m.

Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to lead a covert peace-keeping organization that investigates supernatural activity in the Joss Whedon drama. The most anticipated new show of the fall.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m.

The “Once Upon a Time” spin-off, based on Alice In Wonderland, is being called a “psychedelic romance” by the producers. A strong and determined Alice (Sophie Lowe) flees an asylum to reunite with her genie love (Peter Gadiot).

Super Fun Night

Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m.

Rebel Wilson is an exciting young star but the comedy she created and stars in looks like a misfire. The Aussie uses an American accent (why?) to play a newly-promoted attorney who gets off the couch and goes out with her nerdy friends.

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*Trophy Wife

Premieres: Tuesday, Sep. 24 at 9 p.m.

A reformed party girl (Malin Akerman) marries a wealthy man (Bradley Whitford) and must deal with his menagerie of children as well as his two ex-wives, both of whom are still in his life. Akerman shines amid a strong cast.

NBC

*The Blacklist

Premieres: Monday, Sep. 23 at 10 p.m.

A criminal mastermind (three-time Emmy winner James Spader) teams up with a rookie FBI profiler (Megan Boone) in the fall’s best new drama. Ranks with the best premium cable shows.

Dracula

Premieres: Friday, Oct. 25 at 10 p.m.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays Bram Stoker’s classic vampire in a new TV version from Daniel Knauf (Carnivale). This Dracula comes to London posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to introduce Victorian society to modern science.

Ironside

Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10 p.m.

NBC remakes its popular 1960s police crime drama with Blair Underwood as the detective-in-a-wheelchair. Raymond Burr did it better.

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*The Michael J. Fox Show

Premieres: Thursday, Sep. 26 at 9 p.m.

Viewers can’t help rooting for Fox as he returns to TV full-time as a character with Parkinson’s. Fox, who has the disease in real life, plays a news anchor who retired to focus on his health and his family, but decides to return to work five years later. NBC is banking on a big hit and should get it.

Sean Saves the World

Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m.

Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) plays an overworked, divorced—and gay—dad whose life is upended when his 14-year-old daughter moves in. Strong contender for Worst New Fall Show.

Welcome to the Family

Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m.

Cultures clash as two families—one white, the other Latino—must put aside their differences when they learn that their teenage children, just graduated from high school, are having a baby. All you need to know is Mike O’Malley is in it.

CBS

*The Crazy Ones

Premieres: Thursday, Sep. 26 at 9 p.m.

In his first TV series since “Mork & Mindy,” Robin Williams plays a kooky genius who runs an advertising agency with his levelheaded daughter (Sarah Michelle Gellar). Created by David E. Kelley.

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*Hostages

Premieres: Monday, Sep. 23 at 10 p.m.

The limited suspense thriller (15 episodes) stars Toni Collette as a surgeon who is hired to operate on the President of the United States. A rogue FBI agent (Dylan McDermott) kidnaps the Sanders family and threatens their lives unless the doctor kills the president. Terrific pilot.

The Millers

Premieres: Thursday, Sep. 26 at 8 p.m.

A recently divorced news reporter (Will Arnett) breaks the news of the end of his marriage to his parents (Beau Bridges, Margo Martindale), who promptly split themselves, and his mother moves in with him. From Greg Garcia (“Raising Hope?).

Mom

Premieres: Monday, Sep. 23 at 9 p.m.

The engaging Anna Faris is the key to Chuck Lorre’s fourth CBS sitcom. She plays a recovering alcoholic and single mom who moves to Napa Valley for a fresh start, but continues to clash with her mom (Allison Janney).

We Are Men

Premieres: Monday, Sep. 30 at 8 p.m.

Four recently single guys (Chris Smith, Jerry O’Connell, Kal Penn, Tony Shalhoub) live together in a short-term apartment complex and become friends. Nothing to get excited about.

The CW

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*The Originals

Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m.

“The Vampire Diaries” spin-off tells the story of original vamps, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and sister Rebekah (Claire Holt), as they return to New Orleans, the city they built, to reunite with Klaus’ former protégé Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), who now rules the city.

Reign

Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 17 at 9 p.m.

The CW tries to capitalize on “Game of Thrones.” Mary, Queen of Scots, (Adelaide Kane) arrives in France to meet her betrothed, Prince Francis (Toby Regbo), but encounters intrigue, passion, rivalry, and attempted murder.

The Tomorrow People

Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m.

A group of teenagers, gifted with the power of telepathy, telekinesis, and teleportation, represents the next stage in human evolution … but a shadowy organization wants to eradicate them. Robbie Amell (cousin of Arrow’s Stephen Amell) stars in series is based on U.K. show.

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HBO

*Hello Ladies

Premieres: Sunday, Sep. 29 at 10 p.m.

Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais’ writing partner, excels as a tall, gawky English web designer who moves to Los Angeles to find the woman of his dreams.

Showtime

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*Masters of Sex

Premieres: Sunday. Sep. 29 at 10 p.m.

Showtime’s provocative new drama about pioneering sex researchers William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) will certainly arouse viewers.

Starz

Dancing On The Edge

Premieres: Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 p.m

A five-part miniseries about a black jazz band seeking fame and fortune in the aristocratic world of 1930s London. Original songs from composer Adrian Johnston, with performances by Angel Coulby and Wunmi Mosaku.

Cinemax

Strike Back: Origins

Premieres: Friday, Oct. 18 at 10 p.m.

Six-episode prequel stars Richard Armitage (“The Hobbit”) and Andrew Lincoln (“The Walking Dead”). Armitage) plays a SAS soldier who realizes a connection between a current hostage situation and a mission he ran in Iraq in 2003.

TNT

*Mob City

Premieres: Wednesday Dec. 4.

1940s crime series based on nonfiction book “L.A. Noir: The Struggle For The Soul Of America’s Most Seductive City” by John Buntin. From “Walking Dead” first season showrunner Frank Darabont. Stars Jon Bernthal, Ed Burns, Neal McDonough and Jeremy Luke

TBS

Ground Floor

Premieres: Thursday, Nov. 14, 10 p.m.

The comedy, from Bill Lawrence (“Cougar Town”) and Greg Malins (“Friends”), centers on hot-shot banker (Skylar Astin), who, upon meeting his company’s support staff, realizes he’s not nearly as happy as he thought he was.

Lifetime

Witches of East End

Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10/9c

Julia Ormond plays a witch and the mother of daughters (Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Rachel Boston) who also have magical powers. Madchen Amick plays Ormond’s mischievous witch sister. Based on Melissa de la Cruz.

ABC Family

Ravenswood

Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m.

“Pretty Little Liars” spinoff focuses on five strangers who are connected by a curse that has plagued Ravenswood for generations. Tyler Blackburn, who plays Hanna’s boyfriend on “PLL,” moves to Ravenswood from Rosewood in the first episode.

BBC America

Atlantis

Premieres: Saturday Nov. 23rd.

British fantasy-adventure, inspired by Greek mythology, set in the lost city of Atlantis. Created and written by Howard Overman (“Misfits”).

TV Land

Kirstie

Premieres: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 10 p.m.

Broadway star Madison Banks (Kirstie Alley) has her life turned upside down when the son she gave up at birth, suddenly appears, hoping to connect after his adoptive parents have died.

IFC

The Birthday Boys

Premieres: Friday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 p.m.

A 10-episode sketch comedy series executive produced by Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller.

 

 

 

 

 

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