#5 –Battle Creek (CBS)
Starring: Josh Duhamel (Safe Haven), Dean Winters (Law and Order: SVU), Janet McTeer (Maleficent), Kal Penn (House M.D.)
Premiere date: TBD
In this show, two detectives (Duhamel and Winters) who have two different views on how to handle the law team up to try and clean up the streets of Battle Creek.
The casting is what draws your attention to the show. There are some big names with Josh Duhamel and Kal Penn in this show and you know that it should be soon. It looks like it’s going to be yet another crime-drama but it’s going to be how it executes that will decide whether or not this show will survive. The fact that the creator of Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan, created this show so it will probably show the same gritty element that we got from Breaking Bad.
#4 – The Flash (The CW)
Starring: Grant Gustin (TV’s Glee), Candice Patton (The Craiglist Killer), Rick Cosnett, Danielle Panabaker (TV’s Justified), Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanaugh (Yogi Bear), Jesse L. Martin (Law and Order)
Premiere date: October 7th
A young man gets struck at lightening and wakes from a 9-month coma with the ability to move at superhuman speeds. He vows to help with the crime but focusing mainly on clearing his father’s name from his mother’s murder.
DC Comics seems to remain on the small screen with this new adaptation of another famous comic book hero. The Flash made an appearance in The CW’s hit show Arrow and is trying to make it on it’s own. The premise sounds interesting enough and with a long line of comic books, the story should be able to find some success. Especially considering how well comic book adaptations are doing right now.
#3 –State of Affairs (NBC)
Starring: Katherine Heigl (The Big Wedding), Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave), Adam Kaufman (The Client List), Sheila Vand (Argo), Tommy Savas (The Last Ship)
Premiere date: November 17th
CIA analyst (Heigl) is assigned to try and take down terrorists from attacking the country while trying to avenge her fiancé who was killed during the war.
This show looks like it’s going to have a lot of twists and turns and surprises that will keep you interested week to week. It’s this kind of show that proves why more and more high end actors are coming to TV. The story lines have been getting better and better for TV. The show has a late start, but it should be able to find that fan base that it needs.
#2 – How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Starring: Viola Davis (Get On Up), Billy Brown (Hostages), Alfred Enoch (The Harry Potter series), Katie Findlay (The Carrie Diaries)
Premiere Date: September 25th
In this show, a professor (Davis) teaches her class about a murder plot that shook the campus and change the course of all their lives.
When you have Viola Davis in your show, you know you’re going to have a great act. The premise of the show is interesting enough as you know it’s going to create some fun storylines as they talk about a serious subject in murder.
#1 – Gotham (Fox)
Starring: Benjamin McKenzie (TV’s Southland), Donal Logue (TV’s Law and Order: SVU), David Mazouz (TV’s Touch), Sean Pertwee (TV’s Elementary)
Premiere Date: September 22nd
In this prequel to the Batman series, we follow Jim Gordon (McKenzie) as he tries to bring order back to Gotham.
This show is a lot different then what we’ve seen from the Batman series. Bruce Wayne is a boy in this series and all the villains that we have met in the comic books are just starting to create havoc. Jim Gordon is one of those supporting characters that we have come to appreciate in the comic book and it’s going to be fun to watch as he develops into a Commissioner. Perhaps the best part is watching Bruce Wayne grow up to become Batman. At least that’s wishful thinking.
What new show are you most looking forward to?