Fall TV Round-Up: 7 Best Bets You Should Be Watching!
Written by Raffy Ermac
Nothing says Fall like the chil of the wind, the changing of the leaves, and, of course, new favorite primetime television shows!
With all the network TV that’s out and available now for consumption, it may be hard to filter through the good and bad of the small screen, but we here at Young Hollywood like to make our readers’ lives just a little bit easier; to do just that, we compiled a list of only the best (because that’s what YH fans deserve) of all that this new season has to offer in terms of television entertainment. Let's see how these rookie shows stack up so far!
The always amazing Allison Janney and Anna Faris join forces to star in this kind-of-depressing-albeit-still-very-funny new sitcom about a single mother looking for a fresh, new start for her and her family. Oddly reminiscent to that of the hit British series "Absolutely Fabulous". (Check out our visit to the set here!)
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
FINALLY Marvel nerds everywhere can get their fix every week as opposed to every other year as they wait for new movies to come out! By the looks of it, the show is going to be very promising, but we wonder if the majority of the appeal is due mostly to the return of the popular Agent Coulson. The remainder of the cast, although new and relatively unknown, is refreshing. Just make sure you know your Marvel stuff -- there are tons Marvel in-jokes and references, which might make a newbie lost.
Although we get that this is trying to be an '80s version of other popular retro shows like “That '70s Show” and “Happy Days”, there’s a point where it needs to be something more than a collection of nostalgic '80s references (that no one who didn’t live through that decade will get it, by the way). It really needs that one outrageous and quintessential character -- it needs its own Fez or Fonzie.
We were quite surprised that this show is actually quite good, but with a strong veteran cast consisting of Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing"), Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden, and the fairly new Malin Akerman (who holds her own amazingly against her more seasoned co-stars), it was almost a sure-fire thing. Hopefully, more will come out of this dark-horse of a fall TV show. It's also great to see Michaela's Watkins's return to TV, plus how about those youngters (Bailee Madison, Ryan Lee, and Albert Tsai), eh?? (Check out our Q&A with youngest cast member Tsai here!)
“Michael J. Fox Show”
A few years away from the spotlight couldn’t stop Michael J. Fox from returing with a bang, and it is so good to see him back in his game. It’s also good to see "Breaking Bad" star Betsy Brandt delve into a more lighthearted role. Is it just is, though, or is it still kind of awkward seeing Fox's real-life wife Tracy Pollan as the “hot neighbor"?
“Sean Saves the World”
"Will & Grace" alum Sean Hayes stars in this new sitcom alongside the hilarious and underrated Thomas Lennon to make for a cute and decent sitcom that is good for more than a few laughs. Although the plotline of a single parent trying to find love is all sorts of clichéd, the immaculately conceived writing and comedic timing of the cast will hopfully be enough to keep this show afloat.
“American Horror Story: Coven”
Although technically not a “new” show, each season has its own unique storyline, thus we feel it counts! The premise of season three of AHS revolves around a group of fierce witches living together in a special boarding school in modern-day New Orleans. And when we say fierce, we mean FIERCE. This season’s all-star cast of ferocious queens include Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, and the younger but still equally as impressive starlets Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, and Taissa Farmiga. Twisted, dark, yet oh-so addicting, make it a point to watch the newest installment of "American Horror Story"!
So, with all these great new programs in mind, what do YOU feel like watching this fall?