The Fall TV season is fully upon us, with some shows having already debuted last week and more coming this week and all throughout September. There's so much stuff, it can be hard to decide what to watch. And some nights are so jam-packed with exciting must-see drama, comedy and adventure, that ol' DVR refuses to record any more before puking all over the floor. It might be hard to pin-point which new series you should be devoting your time and attention to. We probably won't even know for a few weeks whether something is truly worth investing in or not, as it sometimes takes a few episodes for any new series to find its footing and create a fan base before being canceled. And none of us want to give a few precious weeks over to something that is going to get the axe right away. Its not worth it!
So the networks and cable stations are doing everything they can to ensure an audience sticks with them and their programs. Some are taking the nostalgic route (The Goldbergs), others are reinvigorating actors from nostalgic eras (The Michael J. Fox Show), and some are attempting to take television into the realm of expensive CGI (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Whatever these creators of content are doing, they all want one thing...Your eyeballs on their programs, which is why we are breaking it all down here with "10 New Fall Series You Can't Miss." Hopefully this will help you decide what needs to be watched as this season gets off to a quick and powerful start.
1. The Blacklist
James Spader top-lines this show as an ex-government agent known for "brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe." Then he inexplicably surrenders to the FBI to help them entrap an even more wanted terrorist. The catch is that he will only talk with Agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone). What follows is a show that is both topical and entertaining. Filled with more twists and turns then The Da Vinci Code, The Blacklist has James Spader perfectly cast as the shadowy figure in the black hat. In a day and age where secrets are a commodity, this show manages to make us want to know everything while at the same time wishing we could pretend not to hear it. NBC brings out The Blacklist Monday, September 23 at 10/9c.
What's your list? Are there any shows we missed? Do we have too many shows or too few, or did we get it just right?