Yes, I’m back! Here is the rundown of the upcoming TV series premieres, new shows and the heads up on returning shows.
Here are this week’s offerings. You ready?
Sunday – 9/27 Debuting shows
It’s a blood moon, lunar eclipse and a big night for debuting shows – both new and returning.
Blood and Oil (ABC) – What it’s about… A couple looks to cash in on the modern-day oil boom in North Dakota. Af family based fight over oil money? Sounds a bit like Dallas to me, with a woodsy vibe.
- What’s the big deal? Don Johnson is back! Also stars Chace Crawford, Amber Valletta and Rebecca Rittenhouse.
- Watch this if you like: Revenge, Dallas and other sudsy fare.
Quantico (ABC) – What it’s about… A look at the lives of young FBI recruits training at the Quantico base in Virginia.
- What’s the big deal? This one is getting great buzz. It stars a slate of relative unknowns; the cast is led by Priyanka Chopra. This one is right up my alley, so I’ll be watching for sure.
- Watch this if you like: The Blacklist, Homeland.
CSI Series Finale Movie (CBS) – This series wrapping 2 hour finale gets an honorable mention.
Returning show premieres: 60 Minutes, Bob’s Burgers, Once Upon A Time, The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, Last Man on Earth
Monday – 9/28: Debuting shows
Monday night had its big roll out last week. The only début this week is –
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy) – or the première of The Daily Show without Jon Stewart. Many will be anxious to see what happens.
Tuesday – 9/29: Debuting shows
Grandfathered (FOX) – What it’s about… A confirmed bachelor discovers he’s a dad–and a grandfather.
- What’s the big deal? Interesting concept and the return of John Stamos to series format. Also, stars Josh Peck of Nickelodeon fame (Drake and Josh), Paget Brewster and Christina Milian.
- Watch this if you like: Hmmm, I’m thinking 2 1/2 Men sounds about right.
The Grinder (FOX) – What it’s about… Television lawyer Dean Sanderson moves back to his small home town after a stint in Hollywood thinking his time on TV qualifies him to run his family’s law firm..
- What’s the big deal? Will a preposterous premise and an unfortunate title hinder this Rob Lowe / Fred Savage vehicle? The jury is still out…
- Watch this if you like: I’m expecting off-color courtroom banter and family drama — not much around to compare it to now.
Returning show premieres: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Beyond the Tank
Wednesday – 9/30: Debuting shows – Wednesday also had a big week last week for returns. There’s only one show debuting this week.
Code Black (CBS) – What it’s about… The staff of the LA County Hospital emergency room treat patients under difficult circumstances.
- What’s the big deal? It’s a hospital drama… ER for the new day. The cast is a relative bunch of unknowns, led by veteran actress Marcia Gay Harden. Melanie Chandra, most recently seen on The Brink, and Ben Hollingsworth of Cult also star.
- Watch this if you like: Tense medical dramas, like Grey’s Anatomy and ER.
Returning show premieres: Criminal Minds, Chicago P.D.
Thursday – 10/1: No new shows tonight!
Returning show premieres: Bones, The Blacklist, Sleepy Hollow
Friday – 10/2: Debuting shows
Dr. Ken (ABC) – What it’s about… A frustrated doctor juggles his career, marriage, and family..
- What’s the big deal? Stars the very funny and sometimes irreverent Ken Jeong, Dave Foley and Tisha Campbell-Martin
- Watch this if you like: Family based comedy like blackish, Fresh Off the Boat or Modern Family.
Saturday – 10/3 – Returning show premieres: Saturday Night Live
Last word: I’m anxious for Once and Quantico, also looking forward to the new comedies to see if they are buzzworthy or not.
There’s a lot happening next week, so come back for more. Also, I’ll be handing out grades to the new kids, so be on the lookout for a new show report card soon!