Dynasty (The CW, October 11)
Dynasty is finally getting the reboot it deserves. After Dallas was resurrected, now we get another classic prime time soap overflowing with sudsy bubbles. This modernized reboot shows two of America's wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they ruthlessly fight over their fortune and their children. The drama will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds, Fallon Carrington, daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America's most powerful class. We can't wait for this one.
Good Girls (NBC, TBA)
Matthew Lillard has successfully resurrected his career in the past couple of years with stellar work on The Bridge. And he wowed up until that fateful last moment on Twin Peaks, so its nice to see him return here. But the big get is Mae Whitman, a fan-favorite from Arrested Development and Parenthood who does great ensemble work, but really deserves her own show at some point. Here, three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back. The cast is stacked higher than the dollar bills on that table. And it should come as a surprising bit of thrilling fun for those looking to watch something different. We can't wait!
S.W.A.T. (CBS, November 2)
S.W.A.T. has undergone a lot of transformations in the past few years. There was the original TV series from decades ago. Then came the movie. And its wake fans got a bunch of direct-to-video sequels. This iteration of the crime drama is inspired by the 2003 film. The story follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant (Moore) torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a highly trained unit that is the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles. It sounds like an interesting take with a sure-fire built-in audience.